Central Government Employees will be Monitored Closely
The recent moves of Central Government clearly conveys a message that the Central Government Employees will not be let to be lenient here after. It is indeed good news for General Public but not for the Govt Servants. Because they will be closely monitored by authorities as the entire particulars of the govt servants have been collected in the form of declaration of assets and Liabilities and personal details including mobile numbers and email id by Central Government.
The fallowing two formats are used to collect the data of central government employees
1. All the Ministries/Departments have been asked to furnish the fallowing Personal Data of every central government employee and directed to send the data directly to Prime Minister Office
2. Here after every central government employee has to submit declaration of assets and Liabilities on or before 1st July of that year.
The following details have been provided in the declaration
Form No.I : Name of the dependents and Public position if any held by them and whether they filed returns separately
Form No.II : Statement of movable property like Cash in Hand, Bank Deposit, Investment in Bonds and Debentures/Shares, Savings, Vehicle and Jewellery as on 31st March of Every Year
Form No.III : Statement of Immovable Property like Land , House , Nature of Land and Share of Family Land as on 31st March of Every year to be provided.
Form No.IV : Statement of Debts and other Liabilities of all the dependents as on 31st March of every year.
The above details as on 31st March 2014 to be provided in the declaration and should be submitted on or before 31st July of every year
A government official who chose to remain anonymous said that it is really a welcome move by the Government, as being public servants we are committed to discharge the duty free and fair manner and it should be monitored and we should be made accountable for our actions.
But the existing system does not permit the govt servants to do so. We have to face lot of challenges to discharge the duty free and fair manner. We are forced to do the things that not admissible as per CCS (CCA) Rules. We are subjected to internal and external pressures. Our day to day activities can be subjected to unbecoming of government servant. Because the Pay Rules has been revised every ten years but the Central Civil Services (CONDUCT) Rules, 1964 has remained unchanged so far from 1964.
For example ..
CCS(CONDUCT) RULES 1964 under the Heading of ‘GIFTS ‘says…
“On occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals or religious functions, when the making of gift is in conformity with the prevailing religious and social practice, a Government servant may accept gifts from his near relatives or from his personal friends having no official dealings with him, but shall make a report to the Government, if the value of such gift exceeds –
(i) rupees seven thousand in the case of a Government servant holding any Group ‘A’ post;
(ii) rupees four thousand in the case of a Government servant holding any Group ‘B’ post;
(iii) rupees two thousand in the case of a Government servant holding any Group ‘C’ post; and
(iv) rupees one thousand in the case of a Government servant holding any Group ‘D’ post.
(3) In any other case, a Government servant shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government if the value thereof exceeds-
(i) rupees one thousand five hundred in the case of Government servants holding any Group “A” or Group “B” post; and
(ii) rupees five hundred in the case of Government servants holding any Group “C” or Group “D” post.”
A government servant should obtain sanction from higher authorities to receive a Gift worth Rs.500 from his relatives and friends. Is this acceptable to day? The Govt Official asked.