Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Imagine a bureaucrat earning Rs 4.5 lakh extra by saving govt money; Canada launches pilot projects on save and earn

A BUREAUCRAT in Canada can now earn up to $10,000 (Approx Rs 4.5 lakh) if he succeeds in saving government money. Announcing this innovative incentive scheme for the Canadian civil servants, Treasury President Stockwell Day said that bureaucrats who come up with ideas that lead to measurable savings will be rewarded with incentives worth 10 per cent of the savings in the first full year of implementation, media report said.
In fact, the performance management division under India’s Cabinet Secretariat too is believed to have worked out a formula that the bureaucrats of performing ministries will receive incentive bonuses if his ministry reins on expenditure. The formula, being evolved by Dr Prajapati Trivedi’s team in Cabinet Secretariat is yet to get final nod from the government.
In Canada, the two-year pilot programme may soon begin in eight government departments though big-spending bureaucracies such as defence, public works and industry have not figured in the first list.

Action and Appointments
a) The ACC has approved in-situ upgradation of Balbhadra Nayak, CSS, presently director, department of health and family welfare, as joint secretary in the department of health and family welfare.
b) Koppula Raju, a 1981 batch AP cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the National Advisory Council (NAC). Already, retired secretary of 1974 batch, Rita Sharma was appointed as secretary to NAC which is being chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
c) The ACC has approved the proposal for inter-cadre deputation of Diprava Lakra, a 2005 batch Punjab cadre IAS from Punjab to Jharkhand for period of three years or until further order.
d) Ms Preeti Madan, a 1981 batch IES, has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of women and child development.
e) UN Panjiyar, a 1973 batch Bihar cadre IAS and secretary in the ministry of water resources will hold additional charge of the post of secretary in the ministry of parliamentary affairs during the period of absence on leave of Anil Kumar, a 1973 batch UP cadre IAS from June 19, 2010 to June 27, 2010.
f) Depinder Singh Dhesi, a 1982 batch Haryana cadre IAS, has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of commerce.

Gehlot directs top bureaucrats to simplify appointment rules
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot directed top bureaucrats to simplify rules and procedures for appointments as Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) is finalizing a calendar of job openings. For details, read Insider’s post in http://www.jobcorridor.com/

1 comment:

  1. It would be a fanastic step if Dr Trivedi's team in Cabinet Secretariat makes such an initiative possible in India too.