Saturday, April 10, 2010

Question Time: Yet another questionnaire to make govt’s human resource machinery more effective

IN YET another attempt to achieve effective management of government’s vast human resources, department of personnel and training (DoPT) has sent a questionnaire to cadre controlling authorities, keeping an early deadline of April 15, 2010. The questionnaire having a total of eight questions touched upon several important aspects like newly introduced e-service book, impact of abolition of overtime allowances, and whether contract appointments are at all beneficial or not.
Significantly, this is the second such questionnaire issued by the department in the last two days, the first being the one sent to the secretaries of Government of India and secretaries of personnel department of all state governments. The newly sent out questions also include the recently introduced Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), and whether that has brought satisfaction to the stakeholders or not.

Question on criminal charges against IAS, IPS to figure in RS
The tentative list of questions meant for Rajya Sabha on April 15 includes queries on complaints redressal machinery, criminal charges against IAS, IPS officers, officers in possession with disproportionate assets, CBI cases in Goa and representation of Dalits for top posts.

Action and Appointments
a) ACC has approved the proposal for the extension of Central deputation tenure of Smt Anita Kaul, a 1979 batch Karnataka cadre IAS and Joint Secretary in the department of school education and literacy for a period of three months beyond March 31, 2010.
b) Vivek Joshi, a 1989 batch Haryana cadre IAS has been appointed to the newly created post of Joint Secretary (Integrated Child Development Services), in the ministry of women and child development.

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