Yoga Classes for Employees

Yoga Classes for Employees 

Grih Kalyan Kendra has been organizing regular yoga training sessions w.e.f. 1.4.2015 for Central Government Employees and their families in its Samaj Sadans in Delhi and other cities. Yoga training is also being imparted in Moti Bagh-1 & CWG village in the space provided by these colonies. Besides, Yoga Instructor has been provided by the GKK for conducting yoga training session for Government employees in ISTM office premises. Presently, GKK is organizing yoga classes at 39 locations at Delhi and outstations. 

Expenditure incurred on yoga classes during each of last three years are as follows:-

(i)         2014-15    Rs.  1,76,791/-

(ii)        2015-16    Rs.  1,94,11,327/-

(iii)       2016-17    Rs.  2,08,52,042/-

Yoga in the GKK Yoga Centres is imparted by qualified Yoga Teachers engaged on the recommendations of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY). Quality of yoga and other related issues are monitored by the Nodal Officers appointed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) from among the Central Govt. officers residing in the respective residential colonies. A list of Nodal Officer is at Annexure-III. Further progress of yoga is reviewed from time to time by holding meetings with all concerned including Yoga Teachers and Nodal Officers. Feedbacks are also obtained from the yoga Sadhaks about the quality of yoga imparted by yoga teachers.  A sample feedback form is at Annexure-IV.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


Online Tracking System for Pension 

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has implemented an online system called ‘BHAVISHYA’ for retiring central government civil employees. The system provides for on-line tracking of pension sanction and payment process. Tracking can be done by the individual as well as the administrative authorities for all actions preparatory to grant of pension and other retirement benefits. This is in line with the priorities of Government to ensure transparency and accountability in systems and processes.

At present, Bhavishya is implemented in main secretariat of 89 Ministries/ Departments except Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Defence, Department of Post, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Telecommunication and some security related sensitive organizations.

There is no proposal to revamp the payment of pension through Public Sector Banks. However, the data base for the existing pensioners is being updated by the Authorized Banks for pensions’ payment once in a year through master data reconciliation with Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) and from time to time based on the Special Seal Authority (SSA) issued by CPAO to Central Pension Processing Centers (CPPCs) of Banks.

The Authorized Banks submit the report of payment of pension through e-scrolls to CPAO after making the payment of pension. Life Certificate is submitted by the Central Civil Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in the month of November every year and excess payment of pension may happen if the pensioner dies before the coming November, i.e., the next due date of submission of Life Certificate. If excess/ wrong payment of pension is paid to the pensioner by Public Sector Banks then entire amount is recovered by the Banks from the pensioners/ family pensioners as per the guidelines of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in this regard. During the financial year 2016-17, an amount of about Rs. 73 crore was received/ recovered from the Authorized Banks by the Central Pension Accounting Office in respect of central civil pensioners/family pensioners.


Leakage of Examination Papers 

Centralised data with regard to the incidents of paper leaks associated with various Government examinations is not maintained. However, there have been some incidents of reported leakage of question papers in recruitment examinations which have attended by cancellation of said examination and re-conduct thereof. To avoid any untoward incident in the conduct of recruitment examinations, the Government Recruitment Agencies have taken various steps including the following:

Conduct of examinations on Computer based mode for securing the examination paper and avoiding incidents of paper leakage.
Deployment of low powered jammers in the examination venues to block CDMA, GSM, 3G, 4G, Wi-fi and Bluetooth devices.
CERT-IN certification for examination process and use of CCTV cameras.
There was no leakage of question papers in the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, 2017. In view of some sporadic incidents of alleged cheating by some candidates at a few venues and subsequent agitation by a section of the candidates, SSC in order to reiterate and reaffirm the faith of the candidates in the examination process recommended for an impartial enquiry by CBI. Accepting the recommendation of the SSC, Government has referred the matter to CBI for a free and fair enquiry. CBI has registered a Preliminary Enquiry case on 08.03.2018.

   The said examination has not been cancelled, therefore, question of re-conduct does not arise.


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