Three Information Commissioners take over in Central Information Commission today



Three Information Commissioners take over in Central Information Commission today 
Shri Bimal Julka, Shri Divya Prakash Sinha and Shri Amitava Bhattacharyya were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioners, Central Information Commission (CIC) by the Chief Information Commissioner, Shri Radha Krishna Mathur. 


With their induction, the total number of Information Commissioners including the Chief Information Commissioner has gone upto 11 in the Central Information Commission.

Shri Bimal Julka, a former IAS officer, before joining the office of Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission, was holding the post of Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in Government of India. His area of eminence includes Administration and Governance.

Shri Divya Prakash Sinha, a former IPS officer, before joining the office of Information Commissioner in Central Information Commission, was holding the charge of Secretary (Security) in the Government of India. His area of eminence includes experience in security.

Shri Amitava Bhattacharyya, a former IAS officer, before joining the office of Information Commissioner in Central Information Commission, was holding the charge of Chairman, Staff Selection Commission. His area of eminence includes Administration and Governance. 
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Additional chance to civil service aspirants 
Central Government provided an additional attempt in Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2015 to those candidates who appeared in Civil Services Examination 2011.

Further two additional attempts were also provided to all category of candidates with consequential relaxation of maximum age, if required, with effect from Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2014.

The Tribunal vide order dated 27.10.2015 inter alia directed the Central Government to examine whether even such candidates who were eligible to take CSE 2011 or had taken 2012 or 2013 or 2014 examination should also be given another chance to take Civil Services Examination in 2015 with new pattern.

In compliance with the directions of Tribunal, the issue was examined by the Central Government. However, the request for additional attempt in Civil Service Examination 2015 to the candidates who did not appear in Civil Service Examination 2011, was not acceded to.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. K. P. Ramalingam in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Government servant getting retirement benefit from deputation office 
Appointment to a post on deputation basis is made for a period normally specified in the Recruitment Rules of the deputation post, unless the period of deputation is extended by the Government in terms of prevailing instructions. After expiry of such deputation period, the Government servant is required to revert back to the parent organization/ office. The Guidelines regulating premature repatriation from Central Deputation also provide for repatriation to parent cadre in certain cases such as to avail benefit of promotion. However, there are no specific instructions which require a Government servant on deputation to be reverted back to the parent organization/ office before retirement only to facilitate fixation of pensionary benefits.

Rule 33 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules prescribes the emoluments to be taken into account for calculating pension.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Motilal Vora in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Changes in Civil Services Examination 
An Expert Committee has been constituted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under the chairmanship of Shri B.S.Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time to time regarding the Civil Service Examination, with respect to the eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Examination vide notice dated 12.08.2015. The Committee has been given extension of time till August 2016 to submit its report.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Neeraj Shekhar in the Rajya Sabha today. 


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