Revision of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 in connection with collection /submission of Letter of Authorization by 30th April due to outbreak of COVID-19 - reg
No. PF-Covid-19/2020 Dated: 10th April, 2020
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan ,
New Delhi-110 001
Sub:- Revision of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 in connection with collection /
submission of Letter of Authorization by 30th April due to outbreak of
COVID-19 - reg
As per instructions contained in DG (Posts) letter No. 13-1/93-SR, dated 25.02.1994 circulating DoPT O M No. 2/10/80-JCA, dated 31.01.1994 regarding procedure for verification of membership of associations for the purpose of recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993, option, if any for alteration, withdrawal or inclusion of new members is to be given in the month of April each year to DDO or any other designated authority which will be made effective from the month of July that year.
But as aware, due to the continuity of lockdown / shutdown period throughout the entire country to ensure strict social distancing and isolation to contain spread of COVID-19, it is not possible to collect the Letters of Authorization from the willing members and submit by 30th April this year. Illustratively, this is to intimate that now it is learnt that Govt. of India is going to extend the lockdown period in the entire Country of all Circles until midnight of 30th April, 2020 to ensure strict social distancing and isolation to contain spread of COVID-19 with all stipulations / instructions / exceptions issued earlier.
It is worth mentioning here that consequent upon outbreak of COVID-19 and considering the unprecedented situations of the lockdown with effect from 24.03.2020, DoPT vide its OM No. 11012 / 09 / 2016 – Estt – A.III, dated 30.03.2020 has already revised various time limits prescribed under CCS (CCA), Rules, 1965, CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 with instruction not to count the period of lockdown.
You are Therefore requested to kindly cause necessary instructions to all concerned to grant extension for collection and submission of Letters of Authorization till restoration of normalcy.
(R N Parashar)