Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
18-April-2017 16:06 IST
DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees
The attention is drawn to the media news about extension of working hours of Central Government employees by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. It has been stated in the news item that Central Government employees’ working hours will be changed from 09.00 AM to 07.00 PM. It was also stated that the holiday of Saturday will also be done away with for the Central Government employees.
In this regard, the DoPT clarifies that there is no such proposal under consideration of the Central Government. The media news regarding the extension of working hours and abolition of holiday on Saturday for Central Government employees is false and baseless. There is no oral or unwritten order issued in this regard.
Dear members, Our CAT case hearing held during March and the CAT Ernakulam fined Rs 5000/_ to DOPT for not submitting replacement statement and directed DOPT to submit reply before next hearing ie , on 16.05.2017, else fine will be impossed on th3 officer at fault. Let us hope for the best
Our parity case heard on 17-2-2017 at CAT, Ernakulam. As no reply submitted by the DOPT, the CAT strongly criticized the Government counsel and directed to submit reply, if any by 15th March 2017 else huge fine will be impossed or exparte decision will be taken. Next hearing will be held on 30-3-2017.