Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.

To view DoPT OM dated 22/7/2015, please CLICK HERE. 

Notification of Central Working Committee Meeting at Trivandrum on 25/7/2015 and 26/7/2015

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/CWC/TRV/2015                          Dated :          22/5/2015.

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NOTIFICATION

Under the provisions of the Article 30 of the Constitution of the Association, it is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of the Association will be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 25th July and 26th July 2015.

Venue : Hotel The Capital, Near Trivandrum GPO,  Pulimood Junction, Trivandrum 695001.

Agenda :

1.    Confirmation of the minutes of the last CWC held at Ahmedabad on 7/2/2014.
2.    Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre.
3.    Meeting with Hon’ble Chairman 7CPC and submission of Memorandum.
4.    Organizational review.
5.    Ernakulam CAT case - Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f. 1/1/2006.
6.    Senior Postmaster examination CAT cases.
7.    DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.
8.    Inter-circle transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.
9.    Combined Seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.
10. Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre / Asst. Manager MMS.
11. LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Sr. PM and PS Gr. B.
12. Financial review of CHQ.
13. Any other item with the permission of chairs.

All the CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting at scheduled date and time.

Special invitees :

1.    Shri Roop Chand, Ex-GS and Sr. PM, Sansad Marg HO, New Delhi 110001
2.    Shri Permanand Kumar, ASP (PMU), Postal Directorate, New Delhi 110001

Sd/-
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

1.    The Director General (SR Division), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 11001.
2.    All Chief PMsG (through concerned Circle Secretaries)
3.    Sri Amrendra Kumar, President & ASP (Inv) % the CPMG, Bihar Circle, Patna 800001
4.    All CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries
5.    Special invitees

To view signed copy of above notification, please CLICK HERE. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Retirement in the month of May 2015

Following PS Gr. B / JTS Gr. A officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/5/2015

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Circle
1
Asish Majumder
West Bengal
2
Venkatesha Murthy
PTC Mysore
3
A Mohamed Kutty
Kerala
4
Pritam Chand
Himachal Pradesh
5
B. R. Gohil
Gujarat
6
Gopal Chand Bora
Assam
7
P. P. Singh
Uttar Pradesh
8
P. A. Thorat
Maharashtra
9
V. F. Bannad
Karnataka
10
R. B. Belote
Maharashtra
11
C. H. Prajapati
Gujarat
12
D. B. Shirke
Maharashtra
13
Satyaharichandrudu Gumpu
Andhra Pradesh (GL)
14
S. K. Sonawane
Maharashtra

CHQ wishes them a very happy, healthy and long retired life. In few circles, senior ASPs are working on adhoc basis in PS Gr. B cadre and retiring without getting regular PS Gr. B promotion, their names are not included in the list, the same may kindly be reported to GS by SMS.

Inter-Circle Transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV-Reg.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Tfr-38/MAH/12/2015                          Dated :   21/5/2015.

To,
Shri A. K. Dash,
Chief Postmaster General,
Maharashtra Circle,
Mumbai 400001.

Subject : Inter-Circle Transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV-Reg.

Respected Sir,

          IP /ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention towards an application dated 6/1/2014 of Shri K. Ganesan, IP, Nagpur City Division, Nagpur regarding transfer Inter-Circle transfer under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV to Tamil Nadu Circle.

The applicant is a surplus candidate of IP Examination-2009 and allotted to Maharashtra Circle. He has applied for Inter-Circle transfer under Rule 38 on 6/1/2014 on family ground and now he has completed 3 years’ service outside the home circle. It is learnt that CPMG Tamil Nadu circle has already given consent to Maharashtra Circle for accommodation of applicant against the departmental quota. It is hearsay that due to shortage of IPs in Maharashtra Circle, the above named official’s request was not considered but now 33 candidates from Maharashtra circle have been declared successful in the examination held for the year 2014.

This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that, Directorate vide their memo No. A-141-177/2009-SPB-II dated 14th December, 2010 has issued guidelines for Inter-Circle transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV.  In the said memo it has stated that minimum service limit is 3 years for surplus qualified IPs and CPMG of the Circle where the IPs are working would be competent to permit such transfer in consultation with the CPMG of the Circle where the transfer is sought for by the individual. Thereafter Directorate vide memo No. A.141-121/2014-SPB-II dated 21st July 2014 directed to all circles to consider the request of all such candidates for transfer under Rule 38 to their parent circle by counting the vacancy for IP examination.

     In view of the above submissions, it is requested to your honour to kindly look in to the matter personally and arrange to issue transfer order of above named official at the earliest.

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

The Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai 600001.

Bi-Monthly / Four Monthly Meetings with Regional / Circle administration.

It has been brought to the notice of CHQ by members that, many Circle Secretaries are not requesting their Regional / Circle administration for holding of bi-monthly / four monthly meetings regularly with Regional PMsG and Chief Postmaster General which results non settlement of local issues / problems. The following Regional / Circle Level issues are said to unresolved for months/years together. 

1. Issue of circle seniority list (gradation list) / up-dation as on 1/7/2014
2. To conduct training on Finacle / Mc Camish software to IP/ASP
3. Non-payment of PLI/RPLI incentive bills of IP/ASPs
4. Consideration of Inter-circle Rule 38 transfer cases
5. Consideration of requests of IP/ASPs for transfer at their choice station etc.  
6. Filling up of vacant post of IPs (direct recruit quota)
7. Filling up of vacant post of ASPs 
8. Supply of good quality of furniture to headquarter of sub divisional heads
9. Replacement of batteries of laptops provided to IP/ASPs
10. Non-payment of TA / Medical bills
11. Issue of adhoc promotion orders from ASP to PS Gr. B against vacant post 
12. Filling up of vacant posts of Mail Overseers
13. Non-payment of IO/PO honorarium bills of IP/ASPs
14. Grant of amount to purchase briefcase / purse for office use
15. Non reimbursement of newspapers bill to ASPs
16. Non implementation of orders issued by CO i/c/w promotion from IP to ASP and ASP to PS Gr. B cadre. 
17. Non holding of DPC for MACP for IP/ASP cadre

   Now-a-days daily phone calls are received from members to GS for intervention in the matters. CHQ has already directed to all Circle Secretaries through this blog on 12/2/2015 to take up these long pending issues with the concerned authorities through bi-monthly / four monthly meetings, but till date most of the Circle Secretaries did not turned up with the agenda on the pending issues to their regional / circle administration. It is also noticed by CHQ tat many circles are not updating their existing circle blog regularly. 

   It is therefore directed to all Circle Secretaries and members to submit the agenda for bi-monthly and four monthly meetings without loss of time with a request to hold the meeting/s at the earliest. The issues taken up with administration and minutes of the meetings may be published on circle blog for the information to members. 

Bank employees scale finalised...

Joint note between IBA and Unions to be signed on 25/05/2015 in Mumbai. Scale for all cadre of employees have been finalized and agreed upon by both parties. Hereunder we provide highlights of pay and other benefits for officers, clerks and substaffs.


Initial Pay for Bank Clerks has been calculated for Graduate Clerks. Otherwise the initial pay is Rs 11,765.

Click here for details of pay and other facilities for clerks and substaffs from PNB Union site.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Snapdeal" offered Discount on purchases to Postal Dept Employees

The copy of Directorate Memo No. 11-10/2014-BD&MD dated 1/5/2015 on the above subject is reproduced below for the information to the members of this Association and also to the track in viewers. 

Transfers / Postings in the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' dated 13.05.2015

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Transfers/postings in the Junior Time Scale (JTS) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A 'dated 29.04.2015

To view, please CLICK HERE

Increase in Service Tax Rate from 12% to 14% with Effect from 1st June, 2015

In the Union Budget, 2015, an increase in the rate of Service Tax from 12% to 14% had been proposed from a date to be notified. The Finance Bill, 2015 has since been enacted and the Central Government has notified 1st June, 2015 as the date from which the rate of 14% would become applicable. The provisions levying Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess would also cease to have effect from same date i.e. 1st June, 2015, as the same would be subsumed in the service tax rate of 14%. Certain other changes have also been notified with effect from 1st June, 2015. However, the date of giving effect to the provisions relating to imposition of a Swachh Bharat cess on all or any taxable service will be done in due course. 
 
Source : PIB Release, 20.05.2015

Rates i/r/o Remuneration payable to DoP for Savings Bank and Savings Certificates work for the Year 2015-16

POSB Rates for the Year 2015-16
Sl.No.
Item/Category
Rate per unit
1
Savings Deposits
205.59
2
Savings Certifcates (NSC,KVP)
70.25
3
Indira Vikas Patra
18.60
4
Silent Accounts
31.17
Source:- Department of Posts (FS Division) Letter No.63-1/2015-(FS) dated 20-05-2015

Loan and Advances by Central Gorvernment Interes rates and other terms and Conditions

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Temporary Status Group 'D' is entitled for OLD Pension Scheme even though appionted after 1.1.2004

To see the copy of judgment of High Court of Karnataka, please CLICK HERE. 

Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Along with the decreasing percentage of additional Dearness Allowance, there is also a noticeable fall in interest among employees to know more about ‘Expected DA’…!

“There was tremendous curiosity when initial reports surfaced that ‘Expected DA’ could be as high as 10% in 2013. But, now, when the expectation is fixed at around 5%, readership for the topic has decreased considerably.”

Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, which is given once every six months, is currently expected to be not more than a very minimal 5%.

Additional Dearness Allowance from July 2015 is based on the fluctuation in price of essential commodities between the months of January and June 2015. With the CPI(IW) data available for only three months as of now, the general prediction is that if the AICPIN falls by 6 points total in three months, the additional DA could be as low as 4% from July 2015.

The chances of a 6% of additional DA increase with effect from July 2015 are very minimal.

Statistics of AICPIN of the next two months will decide if the next additional DA is going to be 5% or 6%.

Why is Dearness Allowance, which is given once every six months in order to help the salaried class manage the increasing prices of essential commodities, so important this time?

What has DA got to do with the 7th Pay Commission? and

What is the connection between the 7th Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance?

What is the connection between the 7th Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance?

Multiplication Factor expected to play a crucial role in calculating new revised basic pay for Central Government employees in 7th Central Pay Commission.”

With 16 months having passed since constituting the 7th Central Pay Commission, speculations are running wild among Central Government employees as to the changes that await them. Multiplication factor is one of the main reasons for the intense guesswork.

A middle-aged employee of the Central Government is likely to get an increment of Rs. 500 to 600 once every six months, due to increase of additional Dearness Allowance. In the current scenario, the amount is barely enough to meet unexpected auto-rickshaw expenses for a trip or two to work. But, it is not 
the DA that the employees are eagerly waiting for.

The total percentage of Dearness Allowance plays a very important role in calculating the New Basic Pay as per the 7th Pay Commission. The revised basic pay is expected to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

Dearness Allowance, which is currently at 113%, is expected to rise by two additional installments (01.07.2015 and 01.01.2016), let’s assume that these will add up to 10%. Then the total increase could become 123% by January 1, 2016.

Multiplication Fitment Formula is going to be based on the Dearness Allowance percentage on 01.01.2016.

The 6th Pay Commission recommended that the Multiplication Factor be fixed at 1.74 in its report and also recommended that the 40% from the maximum Pay Band of pre revised scale took an average and granted it as Grade Pay.

When CG Employees Federations pointed out the flaw in the calculation of the Multiplication Factor, it was increased to 1.86 by Central Government.

If the same method is applied to calculate the Multiplication Factor now, it could be as high as 2.23. In other words, let us assume the Basic Pay, as of 01.01.2016, as 100%. If you add Basic Pay and Dearness Allowance, 100% + 123% = 223%. This number is being taken for calculations as 2.23.

If the Dearness Allowance for the two additional installments adds up to more or less than the expected 10%, it would affect the Multiplication Factor number. This is the reason giving more importance for Dearness Allowance.

Let’s understand the importance of multiplication factor in pay fixation with an example.

At the time of 6th CPC pay fixation, the last drawn basic pay under 5th CPC was multiplied by 1.86 and rounded off. The 6th CPC was also recommended that a new entity named Grade Pay was created and a sum total of this was the new Basic Pay.

For example,
Pay fixation for a basic pay of Rs.3500(S5 :3050-75-3950-80-4590)

Basic Pay x Multiplication factor(3500 x 1.86) : 6510
Corresponding Grade Pay : 1900
Basic Pay : 8410 (6510 + 1900)

5th CPC basic pay = 3500
6th CPC basic pay = 8410(Multiplication factor 1.86=6510 + Corresponding Grade Pay=1900)


Review of instructions on appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade of Organized Group A Central Services-regarding

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Re-allotment in JTS Gr. A cadre

As we know that promotion and allotment of 39 Postal Service, Gr. B cadre to JTS Gr. A cadre on regular basis was issued by Directorate under Memo No. 4-2/2014-SPG dated 26th February 2015. 

Following officers who represented to Directorate for considering their request for re-allotment to their parent circle was considered by the Directorate and re-allotment order issued under No. 4-2/2014-SPG dated 15/5/2015. 

1. Shri Daleepsingh Rana from J&K Circle to Uttarakhand Circle. 
2. Shri D. R. Mandal from Assam Circle to Madhya Pradesh Circle. 
3. Shri N. D. Wankhede from Chhattisgarh Circle to Maharashtra Circle. 

CHQ congratulate these officers on getting them their parent circle.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CHQ News...

1. Cadre Structuring of Inspector Posts Cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre. 

File is cleared by administration wing and presently in financial wing of Directorate.  

2. Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2014-15. 

ACRs of ST candidates of North East / Tamil Nadu / Bihar / Karnataka and Rajasthan Circles are said to be not received at Directorate. CS of these circles will keep liaison with circle administration and ensure submission of requisite information and documents to Directorate without loss of time. 

3. Holding of review DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2014-15. 

File is under process. 

4. Holding of LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr.B for the year 2013 and 2014.  

Examinations will not held on due date/s. Department is likely to postpone the examination date/s. 

5. Sr. Postmaster CAT case filed by Haryana & Punjab circle.  

In the final hearing held on 28/4/2015, Department i.e. respondent filed affidavit stating that IP cadre will be given 97% posts in PS Gr. B cadre + 75% posts in Sr. PM cadre. This will not disturb IP Line posts quota in Gr. B cadre as per the previous calculations. General Line will be given 3% posts in PS Gr. B examination + 25% posts in Sr. PM cadre as per seniority. Therefore, IP line share would be 75% by inter-se-seniority and 22% by LDCE for promotion to the PS Gr. B cadre. Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr.B cadre is still not cleared by Nodal Ministry.The copy of judgement on OA No. 1328/HR/2011 is said to be not received by applicants i.e. CS Punjab and Haryana circle. CS Punjab is in touch with this issue. 


Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988-clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession-Frequently Asked Questions.

To view DoPT OM No. 31011/4/20017-Estt (A-IV) dated 18th May 2015, please CLICK HERE.
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

PRESERVATION OF RECORDS RELATED TO COD ARTICLES


Central Working Committee Meeting (CWC) at Trivandrum on 25th and 26th July 2015

Napier Museum Trivandrum 
Central Working Committee Meeting will be held at 'Hotel The Capital, Near Trivandrum GPO, Pulimood Junction, Trivandrum 695001'. 

It has been decided in Circle Working Committee of Kerala Circle held on 8/5/2015 to give the name to the venue of Central Working Committee Meeting as " T. M. Krishnaswamy Nagar" as token of respect to their Ex-President who expired on 16/4/2015. 

Venue of meeting is only 2 Km from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, and minimum autorikshaw charge is Rs. 20/-. 

CWC will start sharp at 10.00 hours on 25/7/2015. Therefore all may book their railway /bus tickets accordingly. 

It is once again requested to all CWC Members and Circle Secretaries to intimate their arrival particulars to following officers immediately to enable them to book the rooms in hotel. 

1.  Sri S. Nandakumar, Circle Secretary and Inspector Posts, Kollam RMS, Kollam (Mobile No. 09447557016) and 

2. Sri Ajith Kurian, Ex-Circle Secretary Manager, NSH Trivandrum on his mobile No. 09447271165.  

Cadre structuring proposal Gr. C and Stenographers

Directorate has forwarded cadre structuring proposal of Gr. C and Stenographers to DoPT.

Different all India services seek parity from seventh CPC

Various service associations of All India Services and allied services have represented to the 7th Pay Commission seeking pay parity with IAS officers and adequate representation in central government's policy making positions.

Officers associations of Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) have made detailed presentations to the Pay Commission about their grievances and suggestions for the future.

Though made separately, the associations' presentations unanimously voiced their demand for ensuring pay parity with IAS officers and a share in Joint Secretary-level posts at the Centre.

To view complete news published by PTI on 17th May 2015, please CLICK HERE.

Money Order service not discontinued: Dept of Post

Mumbai, May 13 (PTI) The Money Order service, the old and trusted mode of remittance, was very much available, the Department of Post today said, strongly refuting the reports otherwise.

"It has been noticed since last few weeks that news items have been repeatedly appearing in Hindi and other regional news (media) regarding alleged discontinuation of Money Order services by the Department of Posts. This appears to be a sponsored negative publicity campaign," said the statement issued by Department of Post, Maharashtra circle.


Only Money Order `Videsh' service had been stopped while other services were operational, it said.


MO services had been, in fact, strengthened and made faster through electronic mode of transmission, it said.


The use of service was robust, the statement said, adding that several options had been provided for domestic money transmission such as Instant Money Order (iMO), eMO and Mobile to Mobile Money Order.


Promotion and allotment of Postal Service, Group 'B' Officers to JTS of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

To view Directorate Memo no. 4-22/2015 dated 15th May 2015, please CLICK HERE.
 

Transfers/ Postings of the JTS officers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS) , Group 'A'

To see Directorate memo No. 4-22/2014-SPG dated 15th May 2015, please CLICK HERE.
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts Cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre

It is learnt that clarification given by Association on 11/5/2015 on three queries is appreciated by Directorate and it has been decided to move our cadre restructuring file at the earliest to Nodal Ministry that too before end of this month. 

Pension persons with disabilities


Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Election Commissioner

Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India today. Born on January 23, 1953, Sh. Joti (62), a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1975 batch retired from active service in January, 2013. He served at various posts in Gujarat including the post of Chief Secretary from 1st of January 2010 to 31st of January 2013. He has also worked as Secretary in the Industry, Revenue and Water Supply Departments. Shri Joti served as the Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004 and as the Managing Director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL). Under his tenure at Election Commission, there would be general election to State legislative assemblies of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Besides, Presidential as well as Vice-Presidential elections would also be held under his tenure.
 

World Stamp Exhibition Europhilex 2015 at London

On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the first postage stamps, London is hosting the international stamp exhibition at Business Design Centre in London's Islington from 13th May to 16th May 2015. London is the world centre of philately. More than 1400 frames are likely to be put in the exhibition with a special displays with world rarities. International Philatelic Exhibitions have been held around the work since 1890. Most recent was in Bangkok in 2014, and next in 2016, will be in Singapore.

Following three delegated from Postal Directorate will represent India in "London 2015 Europhilex" World Stamp Exhibition to be held at London (England) from 13/5/2015 to 16/5/2015.  

1. Shri Kushal Vashist, Director (Philately)
2. Shri V. Bhoopathy ASP (Philately) 
3. Shri Amit Kumar IP (Philately) 

To read and view more, please CLICK HERE. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Circle wise ATMs installation

FSI vendor (Infosys) is to Install 1000 ATMs across the country which is a part of CBS Project. The FSI vendor has engaged M/s NCR for supply of ATMs and M/s AGS as Managed Services Provider (including ATM cash management) as well as Vendor for Site preparation. M/s YCS (Yalamanchili) is the vendor engaged by the FSI for providing ATM switch and solution for Card Management Services (CMS).  Site survey of all 1000 locations for installation of ATMs has been completed. The Circle wise distribution of ATMs is as under:


Sl. No.
Circle
No of HO
No of SO
Total
1
Andhra Pradesh
95
0
95
2
Assam
19
7
26
3
Bihar
31
13
44
4
Chattisgarh
10
4
14
5
Delhi
12
14
26
6
Gujarat
34
7
41
7
Haryana
16
4
20
8
Himachal Pradesh
18
4
22
9
Jammu & Kashmir
9
4
13
10
Jharkhand
13
6
19
11
Karnataka
59
17
76
12
Kerala
51
5
56
13
Madhya Pradesh
43
9
52
14
Maharashtra
60
15
75
15
North-East
9
14
23
16
Orissa
35
9
44
17
Punjab
22
4
26
18
Rajasthan
48
16
64
19
Tamil Nadu
94
0
94
20
Uttar Pradesh
71
17
88
21
Uttarakhand
13
5
18
22
West Bengal
47
17
64

Total
809
191
1000