NEW DELHI, Dec 28: Following the mantra of ‘most governance, minimal authorities,’ the Personnel Ministry in 2023 took a number of steps to rework the federal government workplaces, producing wealth from waste, and guaranteeing ease of dwelling for pensioners.
Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh described the 12 months as a ”important” one, because of the varied pro-people and pro-employee measures taken by the central authorities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured that expertise is used as a device to make sure transparency, accountability and citizen centricity within the governance, he stated.
”The 12 months 2023 has been a major one for the Personnel Ministry. A number of pro-people and pro-employee steps had been taken. This included grant of mass-promotions to numerous workers, cleanliness marketing campaign was undertaken at a file over one lakh websites and a excessive variety of public grievances had been resolved,” he stated.
Singh stated the central authorities has earned Rs 1,162.49 crore in income promoting scrap and different undesirable gadgets within the three particular cleanliness campaigns it carried out between 2021 and 2023. Of the entire quantity, Rs 556 crore was earned throughout the third version of cleanliness marketing campaign alone carried out in October this 12 months.
By means of cleanliness campaigns, areas in authorities workplace premises which had been earlier stuffed with junk, discarded furnishings, and building supplies, have now been developed into courtyard and workers lounges.
Round 1,600 sq. ft of area above the ‘Sancharika canteen’ within the Dak Bhawan Annexe constructing was a dumpyard with undesirable gadgets however the Division of Posts reworked it right into a ‘Vishrantika,’ or a workers lounge, full with indoor video games like desk tennis, chess, carrom, and area for studying newspapers and magazines.
Between January and November, the ministry additionally acquired 19.45 lakh public grievances on the Centralised Public Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), a portal that enables residents to file their complaints towards authorities departments.
Singh stated it was a private intervention of Prime Minister Modi that formed the CPGRAMS, which is constructed with newest expertise instruments.
Ease of dwelling and dignity for the pensioners by digital life certificates utilizing the face recognition expertise was additionally one of many initiatives the ministry labored on throughout the 12 months.
Pensioners can submit life certificates, a compulsory requirement for continuation of pension, digitally.
The Division of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW), underneath the Personnel Ministry, had in September requested all banks to create consciousness among the many tremendous senior pensioners (these aged 80 and above) about how they’ll use the ability of getting a life certificates digitally through the use of the face authentication expertise.
Banks can facilitate the submission of life certificates by deputing doorstep banking executives, learn the order, meant for about 69.76 lakh central authorities pensioners.
The Personnel Ministry has additionally been taking steps to usher in personal sector expertise within the authorities. In June this 12 months, it determined to recruit three joint secretaries, and 14 administrators and deputy secretaries from the personal sector by lateral entry. It has already requested the Union Public Service Fee to induct these officers from the personal sector in six departments.
Began in 2018, that is the fourth such recruitment drive — known as the appointment of personal sector specialists in authorities departments — to carry recent expertise and increase manpower.
The proposed recruitment is along with 20 such specialists — 4 joint secretaries and 16 administrators and deputy secretaries — who’ve been sought to be inducted by lateral recruitment.
In the meantime, the federal government additionally began the method of recruitment empty posts within the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal and transparency watchdog Central Info Fee, or CIC.
The Centre had in August appointed Press Council of India chairperson Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai to move a 10-member search committee to advocate the chief and members of Lokpal.The committee has sought purposes for the posts of chairperson and members of Lokpal.
Lokpal has been working and not using a common chief for over a 12 months. At current, there’s a emptiness of three members — two judicial and a non-judicial one — within the Lokpal, in accordance with the most recent official information.
The anti-graft ombudsman is headed by a chairperson and might have eight members — 4 judicial and non-judicial members every.
There’s a emptiness of eight Info Commissioners (towards the sanctioned power of 10) within the CIC, which is headed by a Chief Info Commissioner, in accordance with the most recent official information. (Companies)
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