Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block. New Delhi
Dated April 26, 2011
Subject:- Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 provide that a person seeking information under the RTI Act. 2005 can make payment of fee for obtaining information by cash or demand draft or banker’s cheque or Indian Postal Order. It has been brought to the notice of this Deportment that some pubic authorities do not accept fee through the Indian Postal Orders.
2. As stated above, one of the approved modes of payment of fee under the Rules is through Indian Postal Order. Refusal to accept tee through the IPO may be treated as refusal to accept the application. It may result into imposition of penalty by the Central Information Commission on the concerned Central Pubic Information Officer under Section 20 of the Act. All the pubic authorities should, therefore. ensure that payment of fee by IPO is not denied.
3. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated : 9thSeptember, 2010
Subject: MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES – CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING.
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum of even number dated the 19th May, 2009 regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).
Consequent upon introduction of the Scheme, clarifications have been sought by various Ministries / Departments about certain issues in connection with implementation of the MACPS. The doubts raised by varlous quarters have been duly examined and point-wise clarifications have accordingly been indicated in the Annexure.
2 The MACPS should strictly be Implemented in keeping wlth the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum of even number dated 19/05/2009 read with the aforesaid clarifications (Annexure).
3. All Ministries / Departrnents may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.
4. Hindi version would follow.
[Reference:- Office Memorandum No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 07.09.2010]
|S.No||Point of doubt||Clarification|
|1.||1 Whether the Pay Band would change in the hierarchy of Pay Bands & Grade Pay on grant of the benefits under MACPS?|| Yes. The upgradations under MACPS is to be granted in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay (band and grade pay as prescribed in the CCS, (RP) Rules,
|2.||Whether the benefits of MACPS would be allowed to the Government servants who have been later on inducted in the Organized Group “A” Service||No. The benefits under MACPS is not applicable to Group ‘A’ officer of Organised Group ‘A’ Services, as the officer under Organized Group ‘A’ Services have already been allowed panty of two years on non-functional basis with the officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS)|
|3.||How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008?||The new MACPS has come into existence w.e.f. 01.09.2008. However, the pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Therefore the previous ACPS would be applicable in the new pay structure adopted w e f . 01.01.2006. Para 6.1 of Annexure-1 of MACPS is only for exercising option for coming over to the revised pay structure and not for grant of benefits under MACPS. The following illustrations would explain the position:
(A) In the case of isolated post:
Date of appointment in entry Grade in the pre-revised pay scale of
1st ACP granted on 09.08.1999 :
2nd ACP due on 01 10 2006 :
3rd financial upgradation under the MACPS would be due on 01.10 2012 (on completion of 30 years of continuous regular service) in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay i.e. Grade Pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2.
(B) In the case of normal promotional hierarchy:
Date of appointment in entry Grade in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5500-9000: 01.10.1982
1st ACP granted on 09.08.1999 :
2nd ACP due on 01.10.2006 (as per the existing hierarchy) :
Therefore, 2nd ACP would be in PB-3 with Grade Pay of Rs.6600 (in terms of hierarchy available):
3rd financial upgradation under MACPS would be due on 01.10.2012 in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay of Rs.7600.
|4.||Whether the benefits of MACPS would be granted from the date of entry grade or from the date of thew regular servlce/approved service counted under varlous service rules||The benefits under MACPS would be available from the date of actual joining of the post in the entry grade.|
|5.||In a case where a person is appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale on deputation followed by absorption. whether the period spent on deputatlon perlod would be counted as continuous servlce in the grade or not for the purpose of MACPS|| (i) Where a person is appointed on direct recruitment/deputation basis from another post in the same grade, then past regular service as well as past promotions/ACP, in the earlier post, will be counted for computing regular service for the purpose of MACPS in the new hierarchy.
(ii) However, where a person iS appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale initially on deputation followed by absorption, while the service rendered in the earlier post, which was in a lower scale cannot be
|6.||Whether the pay scale/grade pay of substantive post would be taken into account for appointment / selection to a higher post on deputation basis or the pay scale/grade pay carrying by a Government servant on account financial upgradation(s) under ACP/MACP Scheme||The pay scale/grade pay of substantive post would only be taken into account for deciding the eligibility for appointment/selection to a higher post on deputation basis.|
|7.||In a case where 1st/2nd~ financial upgradations are postponed on account of the employees not found fit or due to departmental proceedings, etc. whether this would have consequential effect on the 2nd/3rd financial upgradation or not.||Yes. If a financial upgradation has been deferred/postponed on account of the employee not found fit or due to departmental proceedings, etc.. the 2nd/3rd financial upgradations under MACPS would have consequential effect. (Para 18 of Annexure-1 of MACPS referred).|
|8.||In a case where the Government servant have already earned three promotions and still stagnated in one grade for more than 10 years, whether he would be entitle for any further upgradation under MACPS||No. Since the Government servant has already earned three promotions, he would not be entitled for any further financial upgradation under MACPS.|
|9.||Whether the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.2750-4400 in respect of Group ‘D’ non matriculate employees, would also be taken as merged to grade pay of Rs.1800 for the purpose of MACPS in view of merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs.2550-3200, Rs.2610-3540, Rs.2610-4000 and Rs.2650-4000, which have been upgraded and replaced by the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.1800 in the pay band
|10.||If a Govt Servant on deputation earns upgradation under MACPS in the parent cadre, whether he would be entitled for deputation (duty) allowance on the pay and emoluments granted under the MACPS or not?||No. While eligibility of an employee for appointment against ex-cadre posts in terms of the provisions of the RRs of the ex-cadre post will continue to be determined with reference to the post/pay scale of the post held in the parent cadre on regular basis (and not with reference to the higher scale granted under ACPS/MACPS). such an officer, in the event of his selection, may be allowed to opt to draw the pay in the higher scale under ACP/MACP Scheme without deputation allowance during the period of deputation, if it is more beneficial than the normal entitlements under the existing general order regulating pay on appointment on deputation basis.|
|11.||Since the pay scales of Group “D” employees have been merged and placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800, whether they are entitled for grant of increment @ 3% during pay fixation at every stage.||Yes. On the analogy of point 22 of Annexure-1 of MACPS, the pay of such Group “D” employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 shall be fixed successively in the next three immediate higher grade pays in the hierarchy of revised paybands and grade pays allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage.|
Distance & E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE)
List of Programmes offered under Distance & E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE)
Department of Personnel and Training and Indira Gandhi National Open University have come together and signed a MoU for offering Distance & E- Learning Programmes to Central Government employees. The Central Government employees can now enrol for a wide spectrum of Distance & E-Learning Programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing the programmes
Distance &E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE)
The purpose of the Programme is to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees for enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organisations and the delivery of services to the public.
(i) The Programme is open to Central Employees (working in
Ministries/Departments/Attached offices) and the faculty members of State Apex
Training Institutions. The officers working under Public Sector Undertakings are not
eligible for the Programmes covered under this Programme.
(ii) The specific conditions of eligibility of employees (including level of employee
and Ministries covered) for each module/course will be decided for each
course/module and notified from time to time by DoPT.
3. Types of Courses Offered under the Programme
The following category of courses are open for enrolment under this programme:-
(i) Short-Duration Specialised modules:-
The specialised Modules are basically oriented to cater to the requirement of
Government employees in a specific domain.
(ii) Certificate Programmes:
(iii) Masters, PG and PG Diploma Programmes.
4. Notification of Courses/Programmes:-
The menu of courses/programmes on offer shall be reviewed annually by the Committee
headed by the Joint Secretary, Training, Department of Personnel and Training with the
members drawn from different Ministries.
Besides recommending the programmes to be offered under this Programme, the
Committee shall also make recommendations on the eligibility of the employees of
different Ministries for the select courses.
5. Course review committee for upgrading the course material:-
(i) For certain Ministry specific courses, respective Nodal Ministry will be represented in the
Course review Committee of IGNOU. The committee may also co-opt the following:-
(a) Representative of the nodal Ministry
(c) Director in charge distance learning in DoPT
The Course Review Committee may meet from time to time to review the course content
based on the general feedback and make such recommendations as deemed necessary.
6. Admission Procedure
(i) The employees concerned have to apply directly in response to the admission
notification of IGNOU subject to availability of funds.
(ii)The number of seats for Employees in each programme shall be limited to 50 and
these will be offered on a first come first served basis.
7. Payment and Reimbursement of Fees
(i) The employees enrolling for the courses under this Programme will pay the
required course fees to IGNOU. The amount so paid shall be re-imbursed to the
employee on his/her successful completion of the course by IGNOU.
(ii) Employees failing to complete the course in the time limits and / or with the
minimum qualifying grades prescribed by IGNOU shall not be eligible for any
(iii) Reimbursement for the Masters programme is available to an employee only once
in his/her career.
(iv) The participants are eligible to enrol for only one programme at a time under this
(v) An officer is eligible to claim reimbursement/refund for successful
completion of maximum of ten (10) numbers of Units in a block of five (5) years.
The equivalent units for each course/programme are listed in the Table below:-
|Sl.No.||Category||Category/ Type of
permissible in a
Block of 5 Years
• Advance Certificate
• PG Certificate
10 Units( with
A,B,C and D)
|2||B||• Masters||8 Units|
|3||C||• PG Diploma
• Advance Diploma
|4||D||• Select/Specialised Module||1 Unit|
(vi)While applying for the programme, the applicant shall enclose an employment
certificate as per prescribed Performa.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 30th September, 2009.
Subject: Posting of husband and wife at the same station.
In view of the utmost importance attached to the enhancement of women’s status in all walks of life and to enable them to lead a normal family life as also to ensure the education and welfare of the children, guidelines were issued by DOP&T in O.M No. 28034/7/86-Estt.(A) dated 3.4.86 and No.28034/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 12.6.97 for posting of husband and wife who are in Government service, at the same station. Department had on 23.8.2004 issued instructions to all Mins. / Deptts. to follow the above guidelines in letter and spirit.
2. In the context of the need to make concerted efforts to increase representation of women in Central Government jobs, these guidelines have been reviewed to see whether the instructions could be made mandatory. It has been decided that when both spouses are in same Central Service or working in same Deptt. and if posts are available, they may mandatorily be posted at the same station. It is also necessary to make the provisions at Paras 3(iv) and (vi) of the O.M. dated 3.4.86 stronger as it is not always necessary that the service to which the spouse with longer service belongs has adequate number of posts and posting to the nearest station by either of the Department may become necessary.
3. On the basis of the 6th CPC Report, Govt. servants have already been allowed the facility of Child Care Leave which is admissible till the children attain 18 years of age. On similar lines, provisions of O.M. dated 12.6.97 have been amended.
4. The onsolidated guidelines will now be as follows:
(i) Where the spouses belong to the same All India Service or two of the All India Services, namely lAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service (Group ‘A’);
The spouse may be transferred to the same cadre by providing for a cadre transfer of one spouse to the Cadre of the other spouse, on the request of the member of service subject to the member of service not being posted under this process to his/her home cadre. Postings within the Cadre will, of course, fall within the purview of the State Govt.
(ii) Where one spouse belongs to one of the All India Services and the other spouse belongs’ to one of the Central Services:-
The cadre controlling authority of the Central Service may post the officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the State where the other spouse belonging to the All India service is posted.
(iii) Where the spouses belong to the same Central Service:
The Cadre controlling authority may post the spouses to the same station.
(iv) Where the spouse belongs to one Central Service and the other spouse belongs to another Central Service:-
The spouse with the longer service at a station may apply to his/her appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists. In case that authority, after consideration of the request, is not in a position to accede to the request, on the basis of non-availability of vacant post, the spouse with lesser service may apply to the appropriate cadre authority accordingly, and that authority will consider such requests for posting the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists.
(v) Where one spouse belongs to an All India Service and the other spouse belongs to a Public Sector Undertaking:
The spouse employed under the Public Sector Undertaking may apply to the competent authority and said authority may post the said officer to the station, or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the State where the other spouse is posted.
(vi) Where one spouse belongs to a Central Service and the other spouse belongs to a PSU:-
The spouse employed under the PSU ‘may apply to the competent authority and the said authority may post the officer to the station or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the other spouse is posted. If, however, the request cannot be granted because the PSU has no post in the said station, then the spouse belonging to the Central Service may apply to the appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the spouse employed under PSU is posted.
(vii) Where one spouse is employed under the Central Govt. and the other spouse is employed under the state Govt.:-
The spouse employed under the Central Govt. may apply to the competent authority and the competent authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the State where the other spouse is posted.
(viii) ”The husband & wife, if working in the same Department and if the required level of post is available, should invariably be posted together in order to enable them to lead a normal family life and look after the welfare of their children especially till the children attain 18 years of age. This will not apply on appointment under the central Staffing Scheme. Where only wife is a Govt. servant, the above concessions would be applicable to the Govt. servant.
5. Complaints are sometimes received that even if posts are available in the station of posting of the spouse, the administrative authorities do not accommodate the employees citing administrative reasons. In all such cases, the cadre controlling authority should strive to post the employee at the station of the spouse and in case of inability to do so, specific reasons, therefor, may be communicated to the employee.
6. Although, normal channels of representations/complaints redressal mechanism exist in the Min. / Deptts., added safeguards to prevent noncompliance may be provided by ensuring that the complaints against nonadherence to the instructions are be decided by the authorities at least one level above the authorities which took the original decision when they are below the level of secretary to the Govt. of India/Head of the PSU concerned and all such representations are considered and disposed off in time bound manner.
7. Hindi version will follow.
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
3rd, Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-II0 003
Dated the 12thJuly, 2010
Subject: Implementation of the Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Sixth CPC-Revision of provisions regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service – payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt. employees – modification – regarding –
The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 16th March, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants including from sundry Government sources, such as the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexe to this Department’s OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 was modified to that extent.
2. The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that there will be no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008 and OM No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009.
3. The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006.
4. All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 11th September, 1998 shall remain unchanged.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010
6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)