The government in a circular dated
July 12, 2010, requested 27 pensioners’ associations working towards welfare of pensioner community from various parts of the country to furnish their views or suggestions as it’s finalizing a strategic plan for the next five years under Results Framework Document (RFD) for department of pensions and pensioners’ welfare. It’s a part of government’s performance management system spearheaded by cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar and secretary Dr Prajapati Trivedi (Read: Meet this non-IAS who wants to make bureaucrats a lakhpati). The RFD not only contains agreed objectives, policies, programmes and projects, but “success indicators and targets” to measure the progress in implementing them.
The pensioners’ associations from whom views and suggestions are asked for, include All India Pensioners Association,
, All India Central Government Pensioners’ Association, Pune, All India Federation of Pensioners’ Association, Chennai, Retired Railway Employees Welfare Association, Gurgaon etc. Cuttack
100 UP civil servants may be promoted to IAS
About 100 Provincial Civil Services (PCS) officers from Uttar Pradesh may soon be promoted to IAS. The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has been considering the proposal and is expected to take a call soon. There has been a delay of about six years for such a move, according to reports. In fact, provincial civil servants who have completed minimum eight years of service and are below the age of 54 on January1 in the year of selection are eligible for induction into IAS cadre.