Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sad demise .....

Shri Manoher Patter, Superintendent of Post Offices, Parbhani Division (Aurangabad Region - Maharashtra) expired yesterday night due to cardiac attack. 

He was promoted to PS Gr. B cadre vide Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016. He belongs to Karnataka circle and allotted to Maharashtra and joined as SPOs Parbhani Division in the month of December 2016. He was waiting for repatriation to his parent circle. 4 years and 10 months service was in hand. He was sincere, hard worker and soft spoken officer. 

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to rest his soul in peace and give courage to the family members to bear the shock. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

IPO examination books published by Shri P. Karunanithy

Examination books for IPO 2017
from Shri P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs
Catelogue dated 13.08.2017 

MCQ Guide on  FR & SR containing 611 Q & A on 14 subjects namely FR & SR, Joining Time,  Pension, NPS, Commutation,  Leave, TA, LTC, GPF, CGEGIS, CEA, CGHS, DA & HRA, Medical Attendance with Seventh Pay Commission latest rulings

Rs. 250/-
Guide on  Compendium of complaints & other subjects
Guide on Manuals  and other subjects
Guide on Law  subjects
Guide on miscellaneous  subjects
Guide on Acts  and other subjects
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume V
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VII
Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VIII
Questions and answers 2011,2012,2013,2014 & 2016
In IP Exams, 70% of questions are asked from the questions of previous years. Hence the study of previous years questions is a must for success.

MCQ on Postal Manual Volume VII
MCQ book on Constitution of India
General English containing MCQ Questions and Answers
MCQ Guide on  Post Office Guides containing 832 Q & A
on Post Office Guides incorporating latest rulings on PO Guide Part I , PO Guide Part II and Postal Savings Bank and Savings Certificates  corrected up to 01.07.2017

Rs. 230/-
Latest General Knowledge book for the year 2018
Reasoning or Mental ability
Bare Act on Constitution
Bare Act on Consumer Protection Act
Rs.  80/-
Bare Act on RTI
Rs.  85/-
MCQ book:
The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 with 178 MCQ Q & A The RTI Act, 2005 with 176 MCQ  Q & A

Rs. 150/-
“Disciplinary Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 575 Q& A containing CCS (CCA) Rules, Conduct Rules, Schedule containing the particulars of Appointing Authority, Disciplinary    Authority and Appellate Authority in respect of Postal and RMS officials and Grade Pay of Postal and RMS employees

Rs. 170/-
“ Financial Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 471 Questions and Answers  containing FHB Volume I, FHB Volume II and General Financial Rules, 2005 incorporating latest changes in 7th CPC

Website copy of Post Office Guide Part I                        (Corrected up to date)
Rs. 150/-
Latest 7th  CPC orders on HRA, TA, Transport  Allowance and some other allowances
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India: Major tragedy averted at Guwahati station after railway mail staff spot parcel bomb

A major tragedy was averted today (August 18) after the railway police at Guwahati station managed to locate and detonate an improvised explosive device weighing 10-kg. The bomb was kept as a parcel booked on the Railway Mail Service (RMS) and was supposed to be loaded on the Guwahati-Silchar passenger train. Guwahati is the capital of Indian state Assam and a major nerve-point in its railway network connecting the north-eastern states to the rest of the country.

The bomb parcel was booked from Guwahati General Post Office and was bound for the Guwahati-Silchar passenger train.

RMS employees, who heard a ticking sound from the parcel while those were being sorted according to their destination, grew suspicious and alerted the police.

A Home Guard posted at the station then isolated the mail cart and cordoned off the area, while the Assam Police bomb disposal squad was called in to check for the bomb.

The IED has been taken to the outskirts of the city to a place called Rani for a controlled explosion.

The Times of India quoted an unnamed official as saying that the IED weighed about "10 kg and its radius of impact would have been 100 meters".

Investigations are on to ascertain if the explosive was set on a timer.

Source :  http://www.wionews.com/i

Bank staff to go on strike on August 22

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The United Forum of Bank Unions has called for a nationwide bank strike on August 22 in protest against the recent central government policies on banking. As a follow up, aparliament march will be held on September 15 in New Delhi.

"Over10 lakh bank employees in the country will join the strike. Rallies and protest meetings will be organized as part of the protest," said C D Josen, state convener, UFBU. One lakh employees will take part in the parliament march on September 15.

The merger of the associate banks of the state bank group and the introduction of the GST bill has brought about a lot of policy changes in the banking scenario. The employees will also demand slapping criminal charges on wilful defaulters, introduction of appointment on compassionate grounds in all banks, abandoning FRDI bill and stopping the practice of employing asset reconstruction companies, etc. 

Source :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Abolishing Desk Allowance – Dopt Orders on 16.8.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 16.08.2017


Subject:Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance – Reg.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, it is stated that Desk
Allowance stands abolished.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1stJuly 2017.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

7th CPC Pension Revision : regarding

NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-III(a) / 2017-18/97
Date : 16/17.08.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: 7th CPC Pension Revision : regarding

A reference is invited to CPAO OM No. CPAO/IT & Tech./Revision (7th CPC)/19.Vol-III/2016-17/37 dt. 25/05/2017 regarding revision of pension under 7th CPC forwarding the prescribed format of SSA for pre-2016 cases to be issued by PAOs.

As per format various financial & non-financial details of the pensioners were required to be provided by the PAOs while revising the pension under 7th CPC such as basic pension, revised pension, last pay drawn, PAN No., Aadhaar No. etc. After issue of this OM various offices raised some doubts regarding essentiality of providing Aadhaar number and PAN number.

In view of the doubts raised, it is clarified that no field in the format is mandatory except those which are required to process the pension case.

Therefore, while it is advisable to provide Aadhaar number and PAN number of the Pensioners wherever available for better quality of database, no case for 7th CPC pension revisions should be delayed for the want of Aadhaar number and PAN number of the pensioners.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

Authority: http://cpao.nic.in/

Revision of rates of Allowances - extension of Government decision on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi - Government Organisation, Autonomous Organisations, Statutory Bodies set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government

To view Directorate memo No. 4-7/2017-PAP dated 17th August 2017, please CLICK HERE. 

Operational Guidelines for CBS Post Offices handling Post Office Savings Bank related work

To view, Directorate memo No. 116-01/2016-SB dated 16/8/2017 please CLICK HERE. 

Implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Construction Projects - Grant of Project Allowance

To view Directorate Establishment Division / PAP Section memo No. 7-1/2017-PAP dated 14th August 2017, please CLICK HERE. 

lmplementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Construction Projects - Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees.

To view Directorate (Establishment Division/PAP Division) memo No. 4-5/2017 dated 14th August 2017, please CLICK HERE. 

Implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Grants of various Allowances to Central Government Employees.

To view Directorate (Establishment Division) memo No. 5-1/2017 dated 10th August 2017, please CLICK HERE. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

JTS Gr. A postings in Delhi Circle

1. Shri Praveen Kumar, Bihar Circle is posted as APMG (Mail & BD), o/o the CPMG Delhi Circle vice Shri G C Pant transferred.

2.  Shri G C Pant, APMG (BD), o/o CPMG Delhi Circle is posted as Sr. Supdt., Foreign Post discontinuing the present look after arrangement.

3. Ms. Annu Paul, Probationer of IPoS, (2015 batch) is posted as SSPOs, Delhi East Division.

Postman - India Post

Directorate issued advisory not to use Coercive Methods on GDSs to achieve the Target

PMG, Goa Region, Maharashtra Circle will look after the work of PLI Investment Division, Mumbai

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

​4 commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs 5 each on "Caves of Meghalaya" were issued by India Post on 15.08.2017 Aug 17, 2017

​2 commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs 15 each on "BEAUTIFUL INDIA" were issued by India Post on 15.08.2017 Aug 17, 2017

2 commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs 15/- each on "BEAUTIFUL INDIA" were issued by India Post on 15.08.2017.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meghapex 2017, Meghalaya State Level Philatelic Exhibition at Shillong - 7th and 8th September 2017.

Meghalaya State Level Philatelic Exhibitio n (Meghapex 2017)will be held at Shillong on 7th and 8th September 2017.

Venue : State Convention Centre, Shillong - 793 001

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Recommendations of the 7th CPC - implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Recommendations of the 7th CPC - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 16 August,2017

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission — Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission on the subject of Children Education Allowance Scheme, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department’s OM dated 28-4-2014 : –

(a) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.

(b) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.

(c) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under
Children Education Allowance.

(d) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.

2. Further, reimbursement will be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Abolishing Desk Allowance - Reg.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Conveyance Allowance.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

lmplementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

OM regarding Online Appointment System for CGHS Beneficiaries(9 May 2017) ( Release Date :21/07/2017 ) New [PDF] [148 KB]

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Excellence in Administration Program

Excellence in Administration Program (Induction Training Programme for PS Gr. B Officers) of IV batch was held Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad from 17-7-2017 to 11-8-2017. Total 21 officers attended the training programe. In the final examination, Shri Vilas Ingale General Secretary and SPOs, Palghar Division (Maharashtra) secured 2nd rank and in Syndicate report his team bagged first position. Shri Nava Das, SPOs, Kalahandi Division (Odisha) secured first position. Director RAKNPA gave away the prices to the winners. 

Shri P K Bisoi, Director, RAKNPA, Ghaziabad giving award to Shri Vilas Ingale GS and SPOs, Palghar Division (Maharashtra). Shri Vinay Kumar Tiwari Additional Director, RAKNPA, Ghaziabad also seen in the picture

Commemorative Stamps on 1942 Freedom Movement – 9th August 2017.

The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, during, demanding an end to British Rule of India. The Cripps Mission had failed, and on 8 August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan. The All-India Congress Committee launched a mass protest demanding what Gandhiji called "An Orderly British Withdrawal" from India. Even though it was wartime, the British were prepared to act. Almost the entire leadership of the INC was imprisoned without trial within hours of Gandhiji's speech. Most spent the rest of the war in prison and out of contact with the masses. The British had the support of the Viceroy's Council, of the All India Muslim League, the princely states, the Indian Imperial Police, the British Indian Army and the Indian Civil Service. The outside support came from the Americans, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressured PrimeMinister Winston Churchill to give in to some of the Indian demands. The Quit India campaign was effectively crushed. The British refused to grant immediate independence, saying it could happen only after the war had ended.

To commemorate 75 years of 1942 Quit India Movement a set of 8 Commemorative Stamps and a Miniature Sheet was released by The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 9th August, 2017. The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha and Shri Ananta Narayan Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts & Chairperson, Postal Services Board were also present on the occasion.

Set of 8 Stamps depicts Mahatma Gandhi drafting historical speech for All India Congress Committee meeting, Bombay 1942, Huge Crowd gathered outside the historic AICC meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Mahatama Gandhi addressing the historic session of AICC at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Press report on the AICC meeting and the adoption of Quit Inda Resolution, Agakhan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi lost Mahadev Desai and Kasturba Gandhi, Mass uprising and demonstrations with women's participation in large numbers during the Quit India movement, Campaigners during the Quit India Movement, Demonstrators fearlessly confronting police during Quit India Movement.

GS visit to Directorate .......

GS visited Directorate in the last week. The following issues were discussed with the concerned officers.

1.   Declaration of result of PS Gr. B examination

There are many CAT / Court cases pending. There is no chance of cancellation of examination. In few cases stay for declaration of result is granted by CAT/Court. Directorate has directed all CPMsG where CAT/Court cases are pending to get the stay vacated on any cost. The result is expected in the last week of September 2017 or first week of October 2017.

2.   Supplementary DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr.  B.

Directorate has called for the vigilance clearance report of few candidates from circles. On receipt of the report from concerned circle, the result of extended panel will be released. DoPT has already issued guidelines that unfiled vacancies and vacancies created through declination of promotion can be filled from the extended panel formed during the last DPC. Nearly 20 to 21 vacancies created due to declination of promotion by the officers and these vacancies will be filled by soon. The names of officers who declined promotion have already been circulated by the Directorate.

3.   Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle

This year very few officers have said to be applied for repatriation to their parent circle. The repatriation memo is expected simultaneously with the result of extended panel for promotion the cadre of PS Gr. B cadre.

4.   Inspector Posts examination for the year 2017.

Notification for the examination is likely to be issued soon. Herein after all the examinations will be held on ONLINE.

5.   Issue of seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre from 2001 onwards.

Directorate has sought clarifications from DoPT on the issues raised by candidates (IPs) and Circles. On receipt of clarification on doubts, the seniority lists will be issued in phased manner.

6.   JTS DPC for the year 2016-17.

The case is pending at court. 

7.   Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre

Directorate is awaited report from 6 circles. Reminder have already been issued to them. GS is going to submit his proposal very soon. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Justice Dipak Misra to be next Chief Justice of India

The Union government on Tuesday appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India.

He will be replacing incumbent Justice J S Khehar, who is set to retire on August 27. It was Khehar who had recommended Misra's name to succeed him as the next Chief Justice of India.

Justice Misra will be sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 27.

The 63-year-old CJI-designate is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Courtafter Justice Khehar. He will be the third person from Odisha to be appointed the Chief Justice of India, after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.

Source:-The Times of India

Welfare schemes in the Department of Posts.......consolidation

Directorate vide Memo No. 1-01/2009-WL/Sports (Vol-II) dated 19th March 2013 has taken decision to pay the scholarship amount to the following education schemes. The rate of scholarship amount to be paid to each education scheme is noted against them.

Sl. No.
Details of education scheme
Amount to be paid in Rs.
375/- p.m.
Technical Educational

i)                    Degree
280/- p.m.

ii)                   Diploma
190/- p.m.
Non Technical Degree
BA/B.Sc/B.Com/Degree in Fine Arts
150/- p.m.
ITI Certificate Courses
940/- p.a.
Book Awards for Technical Education (for GDS only)
560/- p.a.

It was also decided to grant scholarship for all technical courses at Post Graduation level on par with graduate courses.

All members of this Association and track-in-viewers are requested to give wide publicity to the above educational scheme among the postal staff members and maximum applications should be sent to Regional/Circle Office for consideration etc.