All India C.P.W.D.
A Monthly magazine of
All India C.P.W.D. Engineers Association
VOLUME – IV / ISSUE-7 (July 2010) For Members only Rs. 8/- Per Copy
Edited, Printed &
Published by Er. Shanti
Swaroop Jaiswal, on behalf
of All India CPWD
Engineers Association from
B-003, Ground Floor,
I.P.Bhawan, I.P.Estate, New
Printed at :
B-003, Ground Floor, A MOMENT OF TRYST WITH DESTINY, WILL THE OPPORTUNITY
I.P.Bhawan, I.P.Estate BECKON TO THE PROMOTEE EXECUTIVE ENGINEERS ALSO?
New Delhi – 110002
Ph : 011-23379445
aicpwdea06@Gmail.com CONTENT PAGE
EDITORIAL 02 – 03
M.O.U.D. CIRCULAR / NOTIFICATION 03 – 04
CORRESPONDENCE MADE 04 – 11
BRANCHES / UNITS NEWS / CIRCULARS 11 – 16
All over the country I A C. P. W. D. E N G I N E E R S A S S O C I A T I O N
ALL IND 2
Central Office Bearers
President : EDITORIAL
(M) 91-9311353984 Dear Friends !
General Secretary : We are worried over the turn of events of the recent past. It
ER.S.S.JAISWAL appears as if we are passing through very trying times. First it was Lathi
Charge, on innocent Engineers, now there is an attack on our freedom of
expression. An undeclared/ unannounced ban has been imposed on
Vice President : Lunch hour rallies in-front of Nirman Bhawan. No one in the administration
ER.BRAHM DUTT had dared do this in the past. The rallies were not restricted & banned,
even when the “Work to Rule” agitation was at it’s peak in 2003.
Joint Secretary :
ER.VIJENDER SINGH The alleged misbehaviour, indecent activities & hooliganism by Charan
(M) 91-9868083400 group were made as an excuse by the administration for imposing such
restrictions. The state can not put civil liberties on hold and curb the
(M) 91-9868358090 freedom of speech & expression simply on the pretext of some stray
incidents, which otherwise can be dealt with by the administration under
Treasurer : existing set of rules. Peaceful assembly & freedom of expression are
fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 19 of the constitution which
inter-alia states that all citizens shall have the right - (a) to freedom of
Chairman speech & expression. (b) to assemble peaceably & without arms. It is in
(Action Committee) : this context that the Association strongly condemns the encroachment on
ER.KARAMVIR SINGH our fundamental right of holding peaceful rally & demonstration to air our
Northern Region . It would not be out of place to mention that the report card of the ministry
President : as well as the directorate in resolving the issues confronting the cadre has
ER.ANANG PAL been abysmally poor. The issue of the placement of A.Es in the grade pay
(M) 91-9717011177 of 5400/- is hanging fire and the file regarding Account Examination is
Vice President : gathering dust in the ministry. The S.T. Quota has so far not been fully
ER.A.P.SINGH filled-up in promotion to the post of Executive Engineer. The directorate
(M) 91-9868810358 has so far not been able to regularize ad-hoc promotions at E.E. level.
Regional Secretary :
None of the eligible JEs, A.Es & E.Es has been placed in the grade pay of
ER.B.S.NEGI Rs.7600/- under 3 MACP despite the lapse of a period of more than one
(M) 91-9810761650 year since the introduction of scheme. The court order to grant all the
similarly placed A.Es in the pay scale of 7500-12000 from 01.01.96 has
so far not been implemented. While the proposal of in-situ promotions has
(M) 91- 9873161896 been returned back & lying in the ministry, the cadre review proposals are
yet to see the light of the day.
(M) 91-9711254256 Under the circumstances, it is but natural for the Associations to
Treasurer : raise voice & express their concerns by holding rallies &
ER. SUNIL demonstrations, which are the only peaceful means available to
SRIVASTAVA them. Instead of coming to grips with the issues consistently being
(M) 91-9868486812 raised by the affected cadre of subordinate engineers, the
administration has preferred the bullying tactics by disallowing
rallies & demonstrations, which deserves condemnation in no
That the things would come to such a pass, was never imagined.
We have thus been brought face to face with an unsavoury situation.
This is perhaps the darkest moment in the history of C.P.W.D.
Let us rise to the occasion and lodge our protest in strongest terms against the tyranny of
Ministry of Urban Development (Works Division) (EW-1 Desk) Notification for THE GAZETTE
OF INDIA (Part –II, Section -3 Sub Section (i) issued vide No. 58/4/2007-S&D)/PF dt.9th July,
In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to Article 309 of the constitution, the President
hereby re-designates the post of “Director General (Works), Central Public Works Department”
in the Apex scale of Rs.80000/- (fixed) as Director General, Central Public Works
Department, with immediate effect.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Directorate General of CPWD S&D Sections OFFICE MEMORANDUM issued vide No.
55/4/2006-S&D/ACP dt.16th July 2010.
Sub : Implementation of Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPS)
in CPWD. (Constitution for Screening Committee)
Reference is invited to this Directorate of OM No.12/19/2009-EC-IV(SC) dated 20.10.2009 vide
which orders for the constitution of the screening committee for Group B, C & D employees t
process the MACPS cases were issued.
This Directorate has been receiving several references from different units of CPWD regarding
applicability of above orders of composition of screening committee in case of Group B & C
employees who are to be granted MACPS in PB3/ PB4 scales in Grade Pays of Rs.5400, 6600,
In this regard, ti is stated that screening committee for Group A (except officers of Organized
Group A Service), B & C employees i/c ad-hoc Executive Engineer, who are to be granted
MACPS in PB3 /PB4 scales in the grade pays of Rs.5400, 6600, 7600 etc. shall be as per
1. Director General, CPWD - Chairman
2. Addl. DG (S&P) - Member
3. Director (W) MoUD - Member
As per the above referred MACPS orders dated 19.05.2009 of DoPT , the recommendations of
screening committee shall be placed before the compentent authority for approval.
This issues with the approval of Director General, CPWD.
Associaitons’ letter No : AIEA/F-8/Vol.-VI/2010-11/829 Dated :06/07/2010 addressed to
The Director General (Works), CPWD and copy endorsed to Sh.Jaipal Reddy Ji, Hon’ble
minister for urban development, The Additional Secretary MoUD and The A.D.G(S&P).
Sub : Promotion from A.E. to E.E. (Civil) under S.T.Quota.
It may kindly be taken note of that going by the 7.5% quota earmarked for S.T.
category, at least 30 posts of Executive Engineers should have been allocated to them
out of total 391 posts filled under the promotee quota since 2006. These 30 posts were
to be shared equally between Diploma & Degree holders under S.T. category. Thus 15
diploma holder & 15 Degree holders A.Es’ belonging to this class should have been
promoted. Their quota was however diverted to other categories for one or the other
Recently the screening committee had approved a panel of 13 A.E.Es & 11 Schedule
Tribe A.Es for promotion to the post of Executive Engineers against the vacancies for
the year 2009-10. While the panel was fully exhausted in case of A.E.Es & all the 13
empanelled A.Es were promoted, only 5A.Es out of 11 ST A.Es could find place in the
promotion orders issued subsequently. The remaining 6 could not be promoted for want
of vacancies. The panel thus lapsed after the end of the year.
There are now 8 degree holder S.T A.Es who fulfils the eligibility criteria against the
vacancies for the year 10-11 even without the application of relaxation of 2 months & 16
days in qualifying service granted in their case by DoPT vide No.AB14017/30/2009-
Estt.(RR) dt… (note enclosed).
As the posts falling within their respective quota has still not been fully filled up, a fresh
panel comprising of all the eligible 8 degree holder as per list attached may be drawn for
the vacancies of the year 10-11 by holding fresh DPC and the promotion be granted to
all these eight Degree holder A.Es belonging to S.T. category without further loss of
An early action on the matter is solicited please.
Associations’ letter No : AIEA/F-8/Vol.-VI/2010-11/828 Dated :01/07/2010 addressed to The
Director General (Works), CPWD, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi and copy endorsed to
ADG(Trg.) and ADG(S&P), CPWD.
Sub : Discrimination meted out to the Executive Engineers belonging to Promotee quota
in nomination to 2nd general management development training programme.
Ref : O.M. No.SE(T)-I/EE(T)/IIM Bangalore /GMDP/ 2010-11 Dt.14.06.10
Your attention is drawn to the aforementioned O.M issued by S.E.(T)-I of the office of
ADG(Trg.), whereby 30 Executive Engineers as per list attached there-to have been nominated
for “2nd General Management Development Training Programme at IIM Bangalore”. The list is
said to have been drawn with the concurrence of D.G.(W). A cursory look at the list would
reveal that none of the Executive Engineer nominated for the training belongs to Promotee
stream. All of them are from Class-I DR Stream. The Executive Engineers belonging to
promotee stream has thus been discriminated & meted out the step-motherly treatment as
far as their nomination for the management training is concerned.
Is it not astonishing that while the modern management techniques lay down emphasis on all
inclusive vision and strategies, exclusivity has been resorted to in nomination for the very same
trainings? The exclusiveness at best can be said to be the vestige of the past when feudalism
reigned supreme. In today’s age when progressive ideas based on equity & all inclusive
approach are gaining grounds, exclusive approach sounds out-land-ish and out-dated.
It is a matter of grave concern particularly in view of the fact that while the DoPT did not
think twice before treating promotee class-I officers on par with DR Class-I officers in the
matter of batch-parity, CPWD seems to be unaffected by the changes taking place in &
around and is still caught up with feudal attitude & mind-set.
Needless to say that non-consideration of Promotees for such training is a discrimination of
highest order, which is simply intolerable & unacceptable. The Association demands the
directorate to take immediate corrective measures to remove the discrimination &
nominate the Executive Engineers from promotee stream also for the said training.
Associations’ letter No : AIEA/F-11/2010-11/827 Dated : 29/06/2010 addressed to The ADG
(S&P), CPWD, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi and copy forwarded to the DG(W), CPWD & The
Additional Secretary, Urban Development for information & necessary action please
Sub : Regular promotion of Assistant Engineers against the vacancies arising out of ad-
hoc promotions of Executive Engineers.
It may well be acknowledged that there is an urgent need to look afresh & review the
position & stand of the administration on the subject cited above. The vacancies caused due to ad-
hoc promotions of E.Es are so far being filled on ad-hoc basis simply on the clichéd & more often
repeated ground that those promoted as ad-hoc E.E. still hold their prior post of regular Assistant
Engineer. They can not vacate their position of regular A.E, until & unless they are absorbed in
the cadre of Executive Engineer on Regular basis. The logic that even though their substantial
post is of Executive Engineer for all practical purposes, still they are regular Assistant
Engineer only, may academically & technically be correct but is too simplistic to be applied to
our case. Even otherwise, the practice followed in the past in CPWD repudiates the proposition
now being put-forward by the administration. The records would vouch for the fact that the
Assistant Engineers were being promoted on regular basis since 1980, while Executive
Engineers have all along been promoted on ad-hoc basis except for the three occasions i.e. in
1981, 1993-94 & 1999 when they were promoted on regular basis. All the vacancies caused due
to ad-hoc promotion of Executive Engineers were being filled on regular basis at Assistant
Engineer level till 2006. It was only in 2006, when the process of regular promotion was
discontinued & system of ad-hoc promotions was resorted to.
Moreover it may be seen that in our case the ad-hoc promotions at Executive Engineers
level is a matter of compulsion & not the choice. The ad-hoc promotions at this level has
been resorted to in CPWD owing to peculiar circumstances & situations only, as obtained
on date, otherwise there is no reason not to go in for regular promotions. All the
requirements for regular promotions are met in our case.
The vacancies at Executive Engineer level are real & substantive. There exists the formal
recruitment rule for promotions. Promotions are being made in respective quota for both the
streams. The court cases which have held-up regular promotions at most, will affect seniority.
Thus while seniority can change the promotions are real & substantive.
Further these posts are to be filled by the Assistant Engineers only. It is immaterial whether
A is promoted or B. Who so-ever is promoted from this stream, will cause a real &
substantive vacancy at the level of Assistant Engineer.
It is in this context that the Association has consistently been demanding to fill-up the vacancies
so caused due to ad-hoc promotion at E.E. level, on regular basis.
During an informal meeting in your chamber, it was further suggested to prepare a detailed
note to seek approval from DoPT for regular promotions against these vacancies. The
Association would therefore request your goodself to process the case in the directorate and
seek approval at appropriate level to pave way for regular promotions against these
An early action on the matter is solicited please.
Associations letter No : AIEA/F-11/2010-11/826 Dated : 24/06/2010 addressed to The DG(S&P),
CPWD, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Sub : Regonalisation of transfer /posting of Assistant Engineers (Civil) and (Elect.) in
Ref : 1. Your office memorandum No.28/6/(334)/97-EC-III Dt.03.08.05
2. This office letter No.AIEA/F-8/2005/482 Dt.06/08/2005
Kindly refer the above O.M. whereby it was clarified that A.E’s tenure in field or
planning group on promotion from JE will be counted afresh even if it is in continuation of his
immediate previous stay in that group as J.E. meaning thereby that, if a J.E. is allowed to continue
in the same group on promotion as A.E, his stay in that group as J.E. will not be taken into
account for the purpose of the determination of his tenure in that group. This Association had
strongly opposed the aforementioned O.M. vide it’s letter No.AIEA/F-8/2005/482 DT.06.08.05
and had demanded the withdrawal of the same on following grounds.
1. When the period of stay at a station as JE is counted for the purpose of determination of
station tenure it defies logic not to count the stay in field or planning as JE for the purpose
of determination of group tenure of A.E.
2. In the clarification it has been stated that it was the practice being followed in the past even
before the framing of the guidelines for transfer & posting which came into being for the
first time in 1998. If it was so, then why the procedure in question was not very
explicitly incorporated in the guidelines itself, which were framed & finalized
3. It may further be verified from the records that such practice was neither being followed
prior to 1998 not after-words. ADG(NR)’s letter No.12/1/ADG(NR)/2005/728
dt.06.07.2005 on the subject matter testifies the above fact. In reply to Associaiton’s letter,
the ADG(NR) had interalia stated that in regard to the issue of counting the stay in field
/planning group as J.E. towards the group tenure for A.E., the status-quo-ante shall be
maintained meaning thereby that the period of stay in a group as J.E. shall be counted as
has been the practice in the past.
4. The mention in the said O.M. that the past cases shall not be reopened, clearly implies
that the administration itself had doubts about the veracity of its statement that the
practice was in vogue even before the issue of guidelines & was scrupulously being
followed thereafter also.
The direction so contained in the said O.M. lacks wisdom and is bereft of any rationality and
righteousness. No reasonableness can be ascribed to it. The whole issue has been dealt in a very
clumsy & callous manner in the directorate and needs to be looked at afresh.
It is in this context that the Association once again requests to have a review of the whole
issue. The aforementioned decisions of the directorate conveyed vide OM referred to herein
above suffer from the infirmities arising out of lack of prudence & objectivity. Since being
illogical & irrational it can not stand any further scrutiny, it must be withdrawn & the clear
cut directions must be issued to treat the period spent in any group as J.E. in continuity for
the purpose of determination of the group tenures of A.Es, as is the practice in case of
An early action on the matter is solicited please.
Associations letter No. AIEA/F-11/2010-11/825 Dated : 23/06/2010 addressed to The
ADG(S&P), CPWD, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi and copy addressed to Additional
Secretary (U.D) and the Director (S&D) CPWD for information please.
Sub : Implementation of Director (S&D)’s order dt.13.05.98 for the placement of
the 50% strength of A.Es in the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 w.e.f. 01.01.1996
The reference is invited to the director (S&D)’s order dt. 13.05.98, in terms
where-of the Assistant Engineers to the extent of 50% of the total strength were to be
placed in a higher pay scale of 7500-12000 w.e.f 01.01.1996 in pursuance of the
recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission. Though the above order
remained in vogue till it’s withdrawal in 2003, yet it was never implemented & no
assistant engineer was placed in the scale of 7500-12000/-.
Later-on in 1999 ACP scheme was introduced which had an in-built arrangement to
provide two financial up-gradations in promotional hierarchy after 12 & 24 years of
service respectively. The Junior Engineers as well as the Assistant Engineers were
granted the scale of 10000-15200/- as 2nd up-gradation scale under ACP after 24 years
After the introduction of ACP Scheme, order for the placement of the 50% A.Es in
the scale of 7500-12000 was treated as non-existent & automatically discontinued
even without it’s formal withdrawal, perhaps under the notion that it was a sort of
time-scale for the Assistant Engineers which can not co-exist with the scheme of
ACP. Thus the Assistant Engineers were denied their placement in the scale of
Aggrieved by such denial Er.F.C.Jain had moved to CAT to get the much sought
after relief. The Hon’ble CAT was gracious enough to accept his pleas on the
matter & delivered the judgement in his favour. The U.O.I. had gone in appeal
against the Hon’ble CAT’s judgement. The hon’ble high court Delhi in U.O.I. V/s.
F.C.Jain in CWP No.4664 of 2001, while up-holding CAT’s judgement had
adjudged the scale of 7500-12000 as fitment scale in the context of AE’s of CPWD
and had inter-alia reiterated that “The scope & purpose of both the schemes are
absolutely different, whereas in terms of the former the pay scale is revised which
is confined to 50% of the cadre strength by reason of ACP Scheme, those who are
stagnated in a particular post or a particular scale of pay is given higher scale of
It further went on to assert that “It is one thing to say that a person is entitled to a
higher scale of pay having regard to the policy decision adopted by the state but
the same has nothing to do with the ACP”.
The Union of India had filed SLP (Civil) No.289/2003 in Supreme Court against the
judgement of Delhi High Court on the matter. The SLP was however dismissed.
Following the above judgement, number of eligible AEs had requested the administration
for their placement in the pay scale of 7500-12000, which however went invain. The
directorate did not pay any attention to such requests.
Administrative apathy led the affected & expectant AEs to seek judicial intervention on
the matter. Recently accepting the judgement dt. 17.03.09 of Hon’ble CAT in OA
No.1751/07 in H.K.Garg V/s.U.O.I, the directorate vide their officer order
No.8/20/2007-EC III dt. 23/3/10 has decided to grant the pay scale of 7500-12000
w.e.f. 01.01.1996 to him.
The aforementioned office order is said to have been issued with the concurrence
of Additional Secretary ministry of Urban Development order note dated
17.03.2010 in file No.8/20/2007-EC-III
Ever since thereafter the above decision of the directorate, suddenly there came a
spate of court cases. Encouraged by the favourable decisions from the courts
every one seems to be knocking at the doors of the various courts and the courts
are not failing them. Relying on the aforementioned judgements of the Hon’ble
High court & CAT principal bench, the courts are disposing of such applications
in the single hearing itself. Going by the precedents in the past, the administration
has no other way except to honour the court judgement & grant the pay scale of
7500-12000 to the petitioners/ applications.
Given the situation & circumstances as explained above, it is surprising to note
that the administration is still sticking to it’s guns and is acquiescing in to grant
the scale of 7500-12000 in such cases only where it has been earned by way of
This way the administration is only helping in generation of number of court cases
against the government and has unwittingly strengthened the notion that the govt.
is the biggest & worst litigant”.
While the administration laments the growing trend to move the court just at the drop of
the hat, it can not be absolved of the blame for the generation of court cases on the
subject. There can be no two opinion about it that the frivolous court cases must be
stopped forth-with and a general order be issued for the placement of all eligible A.Es in
the pay scale of 7500-12000 w.e.f. 01.01.96.
The Association has all along been demanding to grant the scale of 7500-12000 to
A.Es exactly on the lines, it was given to Er.F.C.Jain after judicial verdict in his
favour. It is once again demanded to settle the issue by way of placement of all
eligible A.Es in the pay scale of 7500-12000 as per Director (S&D)’s order dt.
An early action on the matter is solicited please.
Associations’ letter No : AIEA/F-11/2010-11/824 Dated : 23/06/2010 addressed to The
ADG(S&P), CPWD, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Sub : Modification in transfer /posting policy of Assistant Engineer (Civil) &
(Electrical) in CPWD.
Ref : Your OM No.28/6/334/97-EC III dt.12/05/10
In 2003 an attempt was made to decentralize the transfer & posting of Assistant
Engineers by devolving the power down to the level of Chief Engineers. The same had met with
stiff resistance from the Associations. The proposal was ultimately withdrawn & the guidelines
framed in 1998 were restored. Though the modification brought about in the guideline vide
O.M. referred to here-in above can not be taken to be on par with the attempt made in
2003, yet the O.M. in question needs further improvement.
We do understand that at times there may arise a situation when certain adjustments are needed to
be made at local level to meet the immediate exigency of work or to over-come the unforeseen
problems encountered as a result of unfolding events and the chief engineers are required to be
provided with some elbowroom to cope-up with such happenings and eventualities in their
If the above referred modification has been brought about with the intent to overcome as
explained herein above then the same is needed to be improved upon as suggested herein below
to clear the air & misgiving if any.
“Though the power to issue rotational transfer of Assistant Engineers vests with the ADG of
the respective regions, yet in exceptional circumstances to meet the exigency of the work
and to cope-up with the situations arising out of unforeseen events, the Chief Engineers
shall have the power to relocate the Assistant Engineers (Civil) & (Electrical) in their
respective zones, without altering /changing their group provided further that the transfers
so effected shall be bare minimum & strictly to meet the exigencies as described & detailed
herein above. Such changes shall however be got approved & confirmed from the ADG of
the respective regions”.
It is requested to improve & modify the O.M. referred to herein above, exactly on the lines as
suggested herein above.
PIB, Govt. of India, Thursday June 10, 2010
Railways to accept two more proofs of identity for traveling on E-Tickets.
In an important passenger friendly move, the Ministry of Railways has decided to accept two
more proofs of identity for traveling on e-tickets. These are i) Student Identity Card with
photograph issued by recognized School/ college for their students. Ii) Nationalized Bank
passbook with photograph. These are in addition to the existing five proofs f identity for under
taking journey on e-tickets namely; (a) Voter Identity Card, b) Passport, c) PAN Card, d) Driving
License and e) Photo Identity card issued by Central /State Govt. The new provision will come
into effect from 15th June 2010.
There will be no concession i/c student concession admissible to the person booking e-tickets
except concession for senior citizens.
Ministry of Railways has asked all zonal Railways to issue necessary instruction to all concerned
particularly ticket checking staff so as to educate them about this modified provision and to avoid
inconvenience to the passengers.
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions Deptt. of Pension and Pensioners Welfare’s
OFFICE MEMORANDUM issued vide No.4517/2008-P&PW (F) Dt………..
Sub : Implementation of the Govt.’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 Deptt’s Office Memorandum of even
number dated 16th March, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the
families of deceased Govt. servants i/c from sundry Govt. sources, such as the Prime Ministers’
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 Deptt’s OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th
September 1998 was modified to that extent.
The matter has been further reviewed and ti has now been decided that there will be no ceiling
fro grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of deptt. of pension & pensioners’
Welfares’ OM No.OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th Sept. 1998 read with OM NO. 38/37/08-
P&PW(A) dated 2nd Sept. 2008 and OM No.4517/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March 2009.
The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006
All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 11th Sept. 1998 shall remain unchanged.
This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure U.O.
No.361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010.
In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Deptt., these orders issue after
discussion with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)
Ministry of Finance Deptt. of Expenditure’s OFFICE MEMORANDUM issued vide No.
7/14/2010-E.III(A) dt. 5th July, 2010
Sub : Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008- Revision of option exercised under
Rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008
In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 11 of the Central Civil Services
(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, where a Govt. servant opts to continue to draw his pay in the existing
scale from the 1st day of January 2006 and switch over to the revised scale from the date later than
the 1st day of January 2006, his pay from the later date in the revised scale is required to be fixed
under Rule 11(i) of the Central Civil services (revised pay) rules, 2008. As per rule 5 of these
rules, this option to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date later than 1.1.2006 is
available to a govt. servant :
(i) Who elects to continue to draw pay in the existing scale until the date on which he earns
his next or any subsequent increment in the existing scale or until he vacates his post or
creases to draw pay in that scale.
(ii) Who has been placed in a higher pay scale between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification
of these rules on account of promotion, up-gradation of pay scale etc. the govt. servant
may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion up-
As per rule 6(1) of central civil services (revised pay )rules, 2008 the option in the format
appended to the second schedule was required to be exercised within theree months from the date
of issue of these rules.
Further Rule 6 (4) provided that the option once exercised shall be final. The staff side has
represented on this issue and have requested that the first option exercised may not be treated as
final keeping in view the new system of pay band and grade pays and that employees may be
allowed to revise their option if the option is more beneficial to them.
On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under central civil services
(revised pay ) rules, 2008 the president is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under
rule 6(4) of these rules employees may be permitted to revise their initial option upto 31.12.2010
if the option is more beneficial to them. The revised option shall be intimated to the head of his
office by the govt. servant in accordance with the provision of Rule 6 (2) of the revised pay rules.
In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders
issue after consultation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Aware engineer helps CPWD save power worth Rs75 lakh
(Wednesday, June 9, 2010 0:44)
Jagjit Singh Walia, an assistant engineer with the central public works department (CPWD),
has given a new meaning to the slogan ‘energy saved is energy generated’.
Leading by example, the environment enthusiast has helped CPWD save power tariff of
Rs75 lakh in two years, in the process inspiring several colleagues to save energy at home.
Walia looks after the maintenance of Krishi Bhawan, an impressive government building that
houses four central ministries — rural development, agriculture, food and consumer affairs
and panchayati raj. More than 3,000 people, including cabinet ministers and senior
bureaucrats, work in the building which has 800 air conditioners (ACs).
So, how did Walia save power despite such compulsions? He built a consensus among all
those working in the building that ACs would not be used beyond 3-4 hours a day and set a
timetable. “We have all realised that there is no need to operate ACs round-the-clock. This
timetable with staggered hours is working to good effect,” Walia told DNA.
The consensus on switching off ACs was matched with steps such as introducing energy
saving devices and monitoring the use of appliances. Two persons were handpicked to go
round the building to keep a tab on wastage of electricity and switch off power-guzzling
“All officials have cooperated with enthusiasm. We have created the right atmosphere by
pasting stickers and running an awareness campaign,” Walia said.
The results are there for all to see. Energy bills have come down from Rs2.38 crore during
2007-08 to Rs2.12 crore during 2008-09 and Rs1.88 crore during 2009-10 — an effective
saving of Rs75 lakh in two years.
Walia hopes other government buildings emulate the example and bring down energy
Commonwealth Games venues to be ready by August: CPWD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:38:54 PM by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): B K Chugh, Director General (Works) of Central Public Works
Department (CPWD), India’s apex civil engineering organization, has said that seven out
of ten Commonwealth Games venues will be ready by the third week of July and all of
them by August.
Speaking at an event to mark the 156th anniversary of CPWD here, Chugh said: “I think,
within a fortnight, the buildings would be complete; only things like development work,
greenery, approach roads, all these works are on. Testing, commissioning, and even
these things would be completed within a fortnight by the CPWD, should I say 20th July?
By 20th July, we would be free from our responsibilities.”
The venues which are incomplete as on July 12 are the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool complex and the new weightlifting stadium
in the Nehru Stadium complex.
He also mentioned that no decision is pending as far as the preparations of the CWG
“As far as I am watching this from the last practically one year, since I am on the scene, I
am finding there is absolutely no dearth of any decision making of any sort. You would
be surprised that we have been sitting late night, 11, 12 (upto midnight), but then we
have made a time frame for decision-making. There is no decision pending from the last
practically one year,” added Chugh.
He said the delay was because there were some additional things, added to the
construction of the venues, which are being worked on.
The construction of an air-conditioned tunnel was being added to the main Jawaharlal
Nehru stadium, where the closing and the opening ceremonies would be held along with
major events, delayed the construction, Chugh noted.
India is expecting a huge rush of tourists in New Delhi for the Games, apart from about
10,000 athletes from 71 teams representing 54 Commonwealth member states.
The Commonwealth Games 2010, to be held from October 3 to 14, will be India’s
biggest sporting event since the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. (ANI)
Setting the House in order.
When the false ceiling in Murli Deora’s office at Parliament House caved in last July, it turned
out that the rot had set in right at the top. The main kitchen, located right above the minister’s
room, was spewing more sewage than the pipes could handle.
It was a disaster waiting to happen. Sir Herbert Baker, the imperial architect who designed the
magnificent building that was to become the symbol of Indian democracy, had created kitchen
space for 1,000 servings a day. Instead, it’s dishing out more than 4,000 servings every day to
satisfy the demands of a burgeoning population of Parliament secretariat officials, security staff,
media persons and parliamentarians’ friends and families.
Deora is not the only victim of the seepage from Parliament’s overflowing kitchen drains. A
thorough examination, probably the first of its kind since the building came up in 1928, revealed
that at least three adjoining offices, including union home minister P Chidambaram’s, were
similarly affected and needed extensive repairs.
Some real dangers lurk behind the mellow sandstone façade of the stately buildings on Delhi’s
Raisina Hill. Here, beauty is obviously skin deep. The external grandeur of the creations of Edwin
Lutyens and Herbert Baker hides the rot that has set in inside. Years of neglect, abuse and
overuse of spaces and facilities have eaten into a legacy that would have been preserved as a
national treasure anywhere else in the world.
The Deora shocker seems to have shaken the custodians of Delhi’s power buildings into
launching the first major effort to turn back the clock since Rajiv Gandhi undertook the
restoration of the Prime Minister’s Office, Hyderabad House and parts of Rashtrapati Bhavan in
Three separate projects are under way to restore Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and North
and South Blocks to their original splendour.
It is, of course, easier said than done. Few have a feel for conservation or understanding of what it
entails. This is particularly true when it comes to retaining the original character of the interiors.
In a land with a decided preference for glitzy marble and parquet flooring, the stone floors put in
by Lutyens and Baker are hardly valued. Every incumbent of the heritage property has introduced
his or her quirks and whims over the decades, sometimes making structural changes and often
altering the architect’s vision of the building.
Former president Abdul Kalam, for instance, put in a Manipuri hut in the grounds of Rashtrapati
Bhavan. He called it his “thinking hut”. It has now been removed, because it was thought to clash
with Lutyens’ grandly classical style. Kalam also had a modern-day musical fountain installed in
the Mughal Gardens. This too is considered an eyesore in an area where Mughal and English
landscaping styles combine to create a unique ambience.
Conservationists feel that the first step towards preserving a heritage building is to ban changes
that alter its integrity and feel. “These are public properties and should be treated like national
treasures,’’ said well-known restorer Sunita Kohli, who has been roped in for conservation work
on Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. “Ideally, no incumbent should be allowed to make
structural changes. They can make reversible changes such as soft furnishings or the colour of the
walls. Anything else should be referred to a committee of experts with established credentials in
the field of heritage conservation.’’
Mohammad Shaheer, landscape architect and a member of the five-person restoration committee
for Rashtrapati Bhavan, echoed Kohli’s views. “There is a misinterpretation of residency and
ownership. A person living in a heritage building is a tenant and should not be allowed to make
material changes,’’ he said. According to Shaheer, the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan are unique
in terms of landscaping and design. “If we lose these gardens or inject new elements that are
incongruous, we lose the sensitivity of the original,’’ he said.
As a first step towards restricting additions and alterations to historic public buildings, the urban
development ministry issued a notification in October 2009, identifying 141 structures in Delhi as
heritage. In effect, it imposed a ban on structural external changes to these buildings.
The tricky part is to get the interiors back to what they were. Few original drawings and pictures
of the rooms and galleries are available in India. “They will have to be sourced from the United
Kingdom,’’ said a senior official of the CPWD, which is doing the restoration work in
conjunction with experts. “We have already contacted organisations like the Royal Institute of
British Architects to send us the drawings made by Lutyens and Baker so that we have an idea of
the interior detailing, including the furniture.’’
The more difficult part is to dismantle the maze of temporary structures that have come up in the
corridors and courtyards of Parliament House and North and South Blocks to accommodate the
growing demands for staff and security. Kohli, who was commissioned by Rajiv Gandhi to
restore the PMO, recalled that they had 50,000 square feet of temporary structures removed from
one of the inner courtyards of South Block and behind the building. “We could do that because
there was political will with Rajiv Gandhi backing us,’’ she points out.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar acknowledges that clearing Parliament House of the many
temporary offices dotting its expansive courtyards is a tough call. It not only means treading on
political sensitivities, but also involves aligning conservation with security concerns in the wake
of the 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament. These are delicate tasks and the two committees set up
to oversee the restoration work will have their hands full negotiating these minefields.
A member of the technical committee tasked with the job said the first step is to conduct an audit
of all the activities inside Parliament to decide which can be relocated as part of the cleanup
exercise. “We need a profile of the Parliament 20 years from now. The two secretariats, Lok
Sabha and Rajya Sabha, will have to develop a vision statement that can be translated into a brief
for the planners, so that we can begin restoration,’’ he explained.
In the meantime, the committee of parliamentarians that is overseeing the restoration project has
agreed that there will no further additions or alterations without prior approval. “We should treat
Parliament House with reverence,’’ says Meira Kumar, underlining the spirit behind heritage
The Times of India News