A copy of DoPT OM no 11013/08/2013-Estt(A-III) dated 31.08.2015 0n the above subject matter is reproduced below.
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training Establishment A-Ill Desk
OFFICE MEMORANDUM No. 11013/08/2013-Estt(A-III)
North Block, New Delhi Dated August 31, 2015
Subject: Representation from Government servant on service matters – reiteration of instructions – regarding.
undersigned is directed to refer to O.M. of even number dated 6th June,
2013 wherein instructions have been issued on submission of
representation by Government servants about their service matters. In
spite of these instructions, it has been observed that Government
servants including officers/ officials of para military forces and
Army personnel continue to represent directly to the Prime Minister,
Minister, Secretary (P) and
other higher authorities, directly.
As per the existing instructions, wherever, in any matter connected
with his service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to
press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for
him is to address his immediate official superior, or Head of his
office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is
competent to deal with the matter in the organisation.
Such submission of representations directly to other authorities by-
passing the prescribed channel of communication, has to be viewed
seriously and appropriate disciplinary action should be taken against
those who violate these instructions. This can rightly be treated as an
unbecoming conduct attracting the provisions of Rule 3 (1) (iii) of the
Central Chill Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964. It is clarified that this
would include all forms of communication including through e-mails or
public grievances portal etc.
Attention in this connection is also invited to the provision of Rule
20 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 prohibiting Government servants from
bringing outside influence in respect of matter pertaining to his
service matter. Representation by relatives of Government servant is
also treated as outside influence as clarified vide MHA OM No. F.
25/21/63-Estt.(A) dated 19.09.1963
It is reiterated that these instructions may be brought to the notice
of all Govt servants including officers/ officials of para military
forces and member of armed forces and action taken against those who
violate these instructions.
New Delhi: The Seventh
Pay Commission is likely to recommend the government to form a permanent
pay panel to give recommendations to the government from time to time
on issues pertaining to pay structure of central government employees.
The permanent pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of inflation.
The formation of the
permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of
central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel
He added the permanent
pay panel would recommend salary and allowance hikes in keeping with the
rising inflation rate, which will be implemented by the government.
“Then it will not be necessary to form a new commission during the next
several years for central government employees.”
However, the Seventh Pay Commission got one month extension to submit its recommendations.
Accordingly it is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for the commission ends this month.
The government appointed
the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice
Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its
“There are some data
points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are
trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay
panel also said.
The government’s salary
bill will rise by 9.56% to Rs 1,00,619 crore with the implementation of
the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, according to a
statement tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on
The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be implemented in April, next year.
It is sad that the proposed hearing on 7th August 2015 could not be held as one of the bench transferred to Bangalore temporarily. As such, I have made arrangement with our Advocate to file a fresh MA to move the case faster, which will be moved on Monday 10th August 2015