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Friday, August 1, 2014

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants - Dopt Orders

F.No.21/2/2014-CS.I (PR)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS.I Division
2nd Floor, Loknayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated July 31st July, 2014

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayktas Act, 2013 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the Government has since notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 on 14.07.2014. The same is available in the website of this Department.

2. Every public servant is now required to file declaration, information or return, as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on 31st March every year, to the competent authority, on or before the 31st July of that year. Every public servant is also required to file revised declarations, information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 1st August, 2014, to the competent authority on or before, 15th September, 2014.

3. All Ministries/ Departments are, accordingly, requested to bring the provisions of the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filling Returns) Rules, 2014, to the notice of all CSS Officers under their administrative control.

4. The web based cadre management system will be modified to include all the forms now prescribed under the above quoted rules. However, it will take some time before it is incorporated in the system and made operational for filing of declarations, returns etc. In the meanwhile all CSS Officers are advised to file hard copy of the revised declarations, information and returns to their Ministries/ Departments well before the closing date of 15.9.2014. Ministries/ Departments are requested to forward the declarations, information, returns submitted by US and above level officers of CSS to CS.I Division, DoPT for records. A

(Utkarsh R Tiwaari)

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Changes made in labour laws, Trade Unions criticise


The amendments to the Factories Act, the Apprentices Act and the Labour Laws (exemption from furnishing returns and maintaining registers by certain establishments) Act were approved by Cabinet last night

As part of labour reforms, the government has amended three archaic laws to provide for doubling of the overtime hours from 50 per quarter and enabling women to work in night shifts among other changes which evoked sharp critism from labour unions. 

The amendments to the Factories Act, the Apprentices Act and the Labour Laws (exemption from furnishing returns and maintaining registers by certain establishments) Act were approved by Cabinet last night. 

"The Cabinet has given its approval (for the amendments). The amendments would be beneficial for the labourers," Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said here today. "We expect that it will be tabled in the present session of Parliament," he added. 

Among the changes made in the laws are relaxing of certain norms to enable women to work in night shifts, doubling the provision of overtime from 50 hours per quarter to 100 hours in some cases and from 75 hours to 125 hours in other work of public interest and others. 

According to Minister of State Labour and Employment Vishnu Deo Sai, the amendment to the Factories Act was to make it more compatible to the requirement of the present scenario in industrial sector. However, trade unions critisized the "hasty, employer-friendly amendments" in the name of development and are likely to meet soon to decide action programme against it. 

"Under the cover of so-called gender parity, the amendments said that women can work in night shifts. We feel that in the Indian context, the time has not come for us that we can leave our sisters and daughters so that they work in night shifts. We are against that. Congenial atmosphere is still not there so as to let women work the night shifts," said AITUC Secretary D L Sachdev. 

Talking about the provision for doubling the overtime hours from 50 per quarter, he said that through this, more liberty is being given to the employer. 

"While AITUC is not opposed to simplification process per se in maintaining registers and sending returns for each Act for small and medium enterprises, it opposes increasing the ambit of such industries from 10 to 40 workers. It should have been done gradually," he said. 

On Apprentice Act, no provision has been made for monitoring breach by provisions of the employers, he said. 

According to an amendment proposed in the Apprentices Act, it will now not be compulsory for an employer to absorb 50 per cent of the apprentices as permanent employees. 

Another amendment to the Act will enable to add 500 new skills and vocations in the industry, including those related to the IT sector. One of the amendments to the Factories Act states that now employees can avail leave with pay after completing 90 days in job. The earlier stipulation was 240 days. 

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     Many members and track in viewers are making inquiry about enhancement of various allowances by 25% when DA reached to 100%. It was told that few DDOs are waiting  for orders from higher ups to draw the revised allowances. It is to inform to all that DOP vide memo No. 5-06/2011-PAP dated 24/1/2012 has already clarified that there is no further confirmation/clarification required to enhance allowances by 25% when DA goes up by 50%. 

To view the copy of DOP letter dated 24/1/2012, please CLICK HERE. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Point of Sale Article not fetched in Speed Net

       Speed Post Articles were booked in Point of Sale does not fetched in Speed Net Module, after Configure DOP Server.


Solution 1 : POS booked articles not fetching in speed net module after changing the server name or formatting the server
Run these two queries in SQL query analyzer one by one
sp_configure 'show advanced options',1
sp_configure 'Ad Hoc Distributed Queries',1

Solution 2 : 

Right click on server name in SQL management studio->facets-> surface area configuration.
Set true to Ad hoc remote queries.
Photo gallery of Bagalkot philately exhibition held
on 19th and 20th July 2014

President of India inaugurates bank and post office at their new locations in the President’s estate


     The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India and Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office in their new buildings today (July 24, 2014). 

     The President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India was established on February 28, 1976 and inaugurated by the then President of India, Late Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. 

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office started functioning as Viceroy’s Camp Post Office at Shimla on June 10, 1904. In 1948, it was renamed as Governor-General Post Office and in 1950, it was again renamed as President-Camp Post Office. On December 7, 1950 it got its present name. This Post Office caters to the needs of President’s Secretariat as well as residents of the President’s Estate. 

   The Bank and Post Office were relocated from a heritage building as part of measures to implement the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the President’s Estate. 

A fitness centre for the staff of the President’s Estate was also inaugurated by the President today.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GS Desk...

Request to CPMG Rajasthan Circle to consider transfer under immunity service
No. GS/AIAIASP/Raj/Immunity/2014                                dated   23/7/2014

Shri D. S. K. Chauhan,
Chief Postmaster General, 
Rajasthan Circle, 
Jaipur 302007

Subject:  Request for considering immunity to the office bearers of IP/ASP   Association.

Ref.      :     Directorate Memo No. 10-1/2004-SR dated 25th June 2004

Respected Sir,

          IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that according to the existing instructions, concession of immunity for transfer from the HQs of recognized service Association is applicable to their office bearers during 1st year of their elections to the office of Chief Executive or General Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Financial Secretary or Treasurer of Group C and Group D Association whether they are All India, Circle or Divisional units.

          It is to further bring to your kind notice that Shri Gauri Shankar, ASP (HQ) Tonk Division (Ajmer Region) has unanimously elected as Circle Treasurer in the 5th Biennial Circle Conference held on 24th August 2013 at Jodhpur and he had already applied for transfer under immunity service to the Circle Headquarter at Jaipur at his own cost and request, but till date issue is not resolved.

It is requested to your honour to kindly consider the request of above named officer for transfer at circle headquarters at Jaipur under immunity service immediately.

          An early action is requested.      
          Yours sincerely,

 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary