“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”

1)No Curtailing of Public Holidays for government employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
12th March 2015
       As per the existing policy, the Central Government Administrative Offices observe up to 17 holidays in a year on specified occasions which consist of 3 National Holidays (on 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October) and 14 other holidays to celebrate festivals of different regions/religion in a diverse country like India.
At present there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to curtail the public holidays for government employees.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by

2)Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 — DOPT Clarification

No. 1 3026/3/2012-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 09.03.2015
Subject: Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 — Clarification Reg.
        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Notification No. 21/2/75-Estt.(D) dated 11.11.1975 reclassifying the posts under the Central Government as Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ & . ‘D’ in place of Class ‘I’, ‘II’, ‘III’ & ‘IV’ and to state that wherever the old nomenclature of Class ‘1%11′, ‘III’ & ‘IV’ are mentioned in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the same may be read as Group ‘A, ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’,-respectively.
(Mukul Ratra)
All the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India

3)Dopt Orders 2015 : Compilation of Important Orders issued by DoPT during Feb 2015

Here we have compiled a collection of important orders issued by Department of Personnel and Training during the month of Jan 2015 for your ready reference...

OM No.& Date
Subject of Order
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41017/2/2015-Estt.A - 9.3.2015
Implementation of Supreme Courtís judgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011 in the matter of Shri T.S.R. Subramanian & Others vs. UOI & Others
18017/1/2014-Estt(L) - 25.2.2015
Amendment in CCS Leave Rules for Disabled Persons ñ Dopt Orders
14014/02/2012-Estt(D) - 25.2.2015
Definition of a Dependent Family Member ñ Whether ëmarried soní can be considered for compassionate appointment?
11013/3/2014-Estt.(A) - 17.2.2015
Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year
11012/3/2015-Estt.A-III - 18.2.2015
Importance of following the due process in disciplinary proceedings
19030/3/2013-E.IV - 17.2.2015
Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training
T-17/1/2014-CTP(CSS) - 10.2.2015
To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments
111112015-CS. II(S) - 12.2.2015
Promotion of UDCs of Central Secretariat Clerical Service to the Assistant Grade of Central Secretariat Service on Ad hoc basis
27(8)EO/2014(ACC) - 12.02.2015
Constitution of Search-cum-selection Committee for selection for appointment to a Board level post in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs)
15/112014-CS.II-(A) - 11.2.2015
Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographersí Service (CSSS)- sanctioned strength of Officers
No.3/2/2009-Dir.(C) - 9.2.2015
Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts
14028/2/2012-Estl(L) - 9.2.2015
Encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC
25012/01/2015-Estt (A.IV) - 6.2.2015
Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability
14017/6/2009-Estt (RR) - 5.2.2015
Recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff in Pay Band-1 with Grade Pay of Rs.1800
11013/2/2014-Estt (A-III) - 2.2.2015
Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace ñ Amendments to CCS(Conduct)Rules 1964


4)Features and Income Tax Exemption on Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Account
Scheme is meant for long term savings for Girl Children to meet out their Education and Marriage expenses
Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Account (Sukanya Samridhi Yojna) launched by Govt recently has received very good response as PM Mr.Narendra Modi gave personal attention to this scheme as a part of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign
This long term savings plan which aims to provide wealth in two stages, viz at the time of higher education of girl children and at the time of their marriage.
Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Account carries interest rate of 9.1 per cent.
It is an Exempt, Exempt, Exempt Scheme as far as Income Tax is concerned i.e Investments in Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Account is eligible for Income Tax Exemption in the form of Deduction under Section 80C of IT Act.
Secondly, interest earned under this scheme is fully exempt from Income Tax. And Finally, Wealth created in Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Account when it is paid at the time maturity is also fully exempted from Income Tax.
Many Financial Experts have opined that this scheme has got following positive aspects
  • Higher interest rate compared to PPF,
  • Income tax exemption benefits,
  • Flexibility in the scheme susch as deposits can be made any number of time with minimum of deposit in one time as low as Rs. 100 (Maximum limit Rs. 1.5 lakh in a year)
  • Account can be transferred any where in India
Details of Sukanya Samriddhi Saving Account
Post Offices and all Nationalised Banks will offer this Scheme. Presently, selected branches of , Post Offices, State Bank of India , Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Andhra Bank, UCO Bank, Allahabad Bank, and Corporation Bank are offering Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Scheme.
  • Rate of interest 9.1% Per Annum(2014-15),calculated on yearly basis ,Yearly compounded. Interest Rate will be declared annually.
  • Minimum INR. 1000/- and Maximum INR. 1,50,000/- in a financial year. Subsequent deposit in multiple of INR 100/- Deposits can be made in lump-sum No limit on number of deposits either in a month or in a Financial year 
  • A legal Guardian/Natural Guardian who is the depositor, can open account in the name of Girl Child by producing Birth certificate of a girl child in whose name the account is opened, address proof and identity proof.
  • A guardian can open only one account in the name of one girl child and maximum two accounts in the name of two different Girl children. 
  • Account can be opened up to age of 10 years only from the date of birth. For initial operations of Scheme, one year grace has been given. With the grace, Girl child who is born between 2.12.2003 &1.12.2004 can open account up to1.12.2015.
  • If minimum Rs 1000/- is not deposited in a financial year, account will become discontinued and can be revived with a penalty of Rs 50/- per year with minimum amount required for deposit for that year. 
  • Partial withdrawal, maximum up to 50% of balance standing at the end of the preceding financial year can be taken after Account holder’s attaining age of 18 years.
Account can be closed after completion of 21 years.
  • If account is not closed after maturity, balance will continue to earn interest as specified for the scheme from time to time.
  • Normal Premature closer will be allowed after completion of 18 years /provided that girl is married.
  • Pre-Mature Withdrawal - To meet the financial requirements of the account holder for the purpose of higher education and marriage withdrawal up to 50% of the balance at the credit. However, such withdrawal shall be allowed only when the account holder girl child attains the age of eighteen years.
  • Closure on maturity or before maturity due to Marriage of Account Holder- On completion of twenty-one years from the date of opening account can be closed by paying the matured amount to the account holder (Femal Child). In the case of marriage of account holder prior to maturity of account and after attaing 18 years of age, this saving account will have to be closed. Matured amount in this case will be paid to account holder after production necessary age declaration.
Source: India Post