Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2013-14 ...... updates!!

It is expected that 27 to 28 officers are likely to be promoted to PS Gr. B cadre in ensuing supplementary DPC. Result of supplementary is expected very soon.  

Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

Why are central government employees so keen to know about the interim report?

A few months ago, excitement was sparked by an opinion expressed by the Karnataka Pensioners Association’s chief, Ramnath Rao, after his meeting with the members of the 7th Pay Commission.

He said that the chairman of the 7th Pay Commission had told him that an interim report would be presented only if the Government gives its direction.


Last month, on the 25th, the Ministry of Finance presented a written reply to a question raised during the Parliamentary session. The reply stated that the Government had given complete autonomy to the Pay Commission to function without any interference from them. The Commission has, until now, not presented any report to the Government. And, as stated in the Terms of Reference, the Commission will submit its report to the Government within the stipulated time.

Why this curiosity about interim report?

The transparency in the functioning of the Commission is a laudable one. The regular updates on its website about the Commission’s activities too have received positive response from one and all.

For more than three years, there has been a demand to add 50% Dearness Allowance with the basic salary of the Central Staff. After the demand for interim relief too has strengthened. All Central Government employees federations are fighting in order to get these demands fulfilled.

The Centre continues to reject these demands. The Government explains that 50% DA was added to the basic salary only because the 5th Pay Commission had made the recommendation. There were no such recommendations in the 6th Pay Commission. The Government has also clarified that interim relief will be granted only if the Pay Commission recommends it. It is under these circumstances that the Pay Commission’s interim report gains significance.

Nearly ten months have passed since the 7th Pay Commission was constituted. With only eight more months to go, it remains to be seen if an interim report will be presented. Even if a report is presented, will it recommend interim relief to the employees?

All things come to those who wait..!



Lok Sabha : Uploading RTI Applications

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

17-December-2014 17:04 IST
Uploading RTI Applications
A facility to upload the reply of RTI applications and first appeals on the respective website of the Ministry/Department has been started from 31st October, 2014 vide Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2013-IR dated 21/10/2014 of this Department. All the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India have been requested to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal on their respective websites, except the replies relating to the personal information of an individual, if they do not serve any public interest.
 
There is report in the media that some RTI activists and legal experts have expressed their apprehension that the said Office Memorandum of this Department may result in disclosure of applicants’ names.

In the said Office Memorandum of this Department itself, Ministries/Departments have been asked not to upload the replies relating to the personal information of an individual, if they do not serve any public interest. Moreover, vide Office Memorandum No. 1/31/2013-IR dated 08/01/2014, a copy of the judgement (order) of the Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata in writ petition number 33290 of 2013 in the case of Avishek Goenka Vs. Union of India was circulated to all Ministries/Departments of Government of India and Chief Secretaries of all the States/UTs, wherein the Hon’ble High Court has directed to circulate the copy of its order so that the (public) authority can take appropriate measure to hide information with regard to personal detail of the activist to avoid any harassment by the persons having vested interest.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Jose K.Mani in the Lok Sabha today (17/12/2014) 

Rajya Sabha : No reduction in retirement age

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

18-December-2014 13:10 IST

No reduction in retirement age
There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha, today. 

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant - reiteration of the instructions.

To view memo issued by DoPT, please CLICK HERE. 

Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2000

To view the list, please CLICK HERE. 

Inclusion of name of APS candidates in seniority list of Inspector Posts for the year 1995, 1996 & 1999

To view Directorate's letter No. 9-09/2011-SPG dated 18.12.2014, please CLICK HERE.. 

Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre.....updates

Today, information from following circles received 

A)        Rajasthan Circle :  

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle - 6
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle - 1
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available - 4
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre - 1
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) - Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs - Nil
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - Nil

B) Madhya Pradesh Circle :

1-No. of class -1 postal division in MP Circle - 6
2-No. of class-1 RMS Division in MP Circle- Nil.
3-No. of Class 1 Postal/RMS division where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available - Nil.
4-No. of SH/ICH speed post centre under class-1 division in the circle where in-charge is from IP/ASP cadre - Nil.
5-No. of postal division where more than 4 ASPOs is working in Divisional office itself - Nil.
6-No. of other class-1 unit(like foreign post, RSD, CSD)  where Asp are working - Nil.
7-No. of GPOS having class-1/JAG status in the circle and no. of ASP working in such GPOs – Nil.
8-No. of HPOs having class -1 status in the circle - Nil.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2013-14

The result of supplementary DPC is expected very soon. 

The Motive behind Reducing Retirement Age for Central Government Employees – An Analysis

For a few weeks now, reports have been surfacing that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about reducing retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 to 58.

The truth behind these series of rumours couldn’t be found yet. There is no official stand on this either.

The news was first published by popular English daily newspaper. Without any official source to confirm it, the article analyzed the issue from various perspectives. It was presented in a manner that was acceptable by most.

This was followed by an order of the Railway department that was released on Facebook. In the order, the Railway Board had demanded an explanation from their zonal railways over the number of retiring employees (safety category) if the age of the retirement is reduced to 58.

Another event that gave credibility to the issue was the reduction of retirement age of state government employees from 60 to 58 in Haryana, a state ruled by BJP.

When the news of reducing the retirement age first surfaced, it caught employees by surprise and shock, because, for a while now, there were talks of actually raising the retirement age from 60 to 62! The current talks of reducing the retirement age have created a palpable sense of panic among employees over the age of 55.

There are many who are for and against the news, the strongest opinion in favour of age reduction being that it would help ease the unemployment problem.

Those who are looking for their first jobs would be happy to support any kind of age reduction – be it 58 or even 50! This is simply because they are desperate to get into a job. But the truth is – the attitude will definitely change once they get a job.

Each year, about 1.75 lakh employees retire from Central Government services. The claim that if an additional 3.5 lakh employees retire in a particular year, the country’s unemployment problem could be solved is unacceptable.

After reducing the retirement age, the number of new retirees is going to stabilize again. Will the Government resort to such tactics of reducing the retirement age again and again?

Moreover, it is also true that handing out retirement benefits to 5 lakh employees at a time is going to drain the Government’s financial resources.

Another important reason to support the reduction of retirement age is the claim that it would bring younger blood into the various central government organizations.

The fact is – in the past eight years, the number of central government employees all over the country has continued to be around 30 lakhs. Supporters of the “younger blood” theory couldn’t possibly know that nearly 50% of these employees are youngsters. To be accurate, the employees who had joined the central government services after 01.01.2000 now account for nearly 70% of the central government workforce.

Another argument in support of this move claims that it is the Government’s attempt to cut down unplanned expenses.

In the past few years, the Government had implemented a number of cost-cutting measures. It is not clear why the Government, that had remained blind to this fact, has suddenly seen the light. Ironically, such a move would only worsen the economic crisis.

Finally, what is the motive behind circulating such stories?
Is it to simply wipe out talks about increasing the retirement age from 60 to 62?

One has to wait and watch.

There is a hope that Modi Government wouldn’t risk weakening the Central Government offices’ functioning by sending home 5 lakh experienced and trained personnel all of a sudden.

And, let us hope that the Government recognizes the importance and value of 30 years of work experience of each of these employees before discarding them.

Source : 7CPCNEWS

Proposal delayed for want of information from Circle Secretaries..

Circle Secretaries of Delhi / Gujarat / Haryana / J&K / Maharashtra / Madhya Pradesh / North East / Rajasthan / Uttar Pradesh / Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu circles are again and again requested to furnish the information on following points are awaited for preparation of fresh proposal for merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre. Besides email message, GS has issued SMS twice to Circle Secretaries. If submission of information by any CS is delayed, CHQ will not be held responsible for further consequences. 

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle 
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available 
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre. 
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) 
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working 
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs 
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle 

RAJYA SABHA QUESTION REGARDING POSTMEN SHORTAGE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  2246
ANSWERED ON  12.12.2014
Shortage of postmen
2246SHRI RAJKUMAR DHOOT
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that there is an acute shortage of postmen in Maharashtra and rest of the country, which has tremendously increased the workload of existing postmen, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether it is also a fact that the area to be covered by a postman has also been increased but bicycles are not being provided to them to cover their area for delivering dak, etc., if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the remedial measures proposed by Government in the matter?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) No, Sir. There is no acute shortage of Postmen in Maharashtra and rest of the country.

(b) Bicycles are not provided to the Postman, however, cycle allowances are being provided by the Department to the Postman.

(c) The remedial measures taken by the Government includes:-

(i) Rationalization of Postman Beat is undertaken by the Department as a continuous activity.

(ii) Filling up of vacancies is an ongoing process in the Department as per the provisions of Postman Recruitment Rules.



7th PC News : Commission's visit to Kolkata and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Kolkata from 04th to 06th January 2015 and Andaman & Nicobar from 08th to 10th January 2015. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.
The last date for receiving request for meeting is 31st December 2014 (1700 hours).

New Permanent Pictorial Cancellations in Tamil Nadu Circle

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

DPC PS Gr. B : Directorate called for latest vacancy position from Circles.

To view Directorate memo No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 17/12/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2013-14 ........updates!!!

File is said to be still in UPSC. 

Revised result of Inspector Posts for the year 2007 held on 10th-12th August 2007

Directorate vide letter No. A-34013/3/2007-DE dated 26th February 2008 declared the main result of Inspector Posts for the year 2007 held from 1oth to 12th August, 2007. 

Now, in compliance of the court orders following candidates are declared successful in the above said examination vide Directorate letter dated 24/11/2014.

1. Delhi circle : Ms Meena Dutta is selected as a surplus qualified OC candidate after adding 8 marks in pursuance of the directions / orders of the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi in WP No. 6533/2013 in OA No. 597/2012 dated 25-11-2013.

2. Uttar Pradeh circle : Shri Pradeep Kumar Sharma is selected in pursuance of the directions of the Hon'ble CAT Allahabad Bench in OA No. 1309/2008 dated 24/4/2014. 

CHQ congratulate to both the candidates for their success in court cases.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

No increase in retirement age

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2121
ANSWERED ON-11.12.2014

Increase in retirement age

2121. Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra

(a) whether Government has decided to increase the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 62 years, if not, by when such a decision is expected to be taken;

(b) whether such a decision would not result in reduction of employment opportunities to the educated youth of the country; and

(c) if so, the details of rationale for increasing the retirement age?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): No, Sir.

(b) & (c): Do not arise.

Source: 
http://164.100.47.4/newrsquestion/ShowQn.aspx

Payment of salary in cash - option to DoP officials



Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B Cadre....updates

Information from following circles is still awaited for preparation of fresh proposal.


1. Delhi   2. Gujarat   3. Haryana   4. J&K   5. Maharashtra    6. Madhya Pradesh   7. North East  8. Rajasthan   9.Uttar Pradesh   10. Uttarakhand   11. Tamil Nadu 

Circle Secretaries of these circles are once again requested to give the requisite information to GS by email immediately. 

Instructions for delivery of SPCOD Articles






Merger of ASP Cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre ... Information from West Bengal / Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh

A)         West Bengal :

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle – 14 (fourteen)
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle – 03(Three)
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available – 7 (Seven) + 1 ( One) Dy Ch Postmaster ( PS Gr B) at Barabazar HPO.
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre. - 3 (Three)
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) - Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs – Only GPO is KOLKATA GPO and 1 ( One) ASP is working at KOL  GPO
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - 2 (One Kolkata  GPO & One Barabazar HPO)

B)   Karnataka : 
1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle.: Postal Divn- 10
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle. : 01
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available : Nil
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre : Nil
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) : Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working:Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs: GPO-01/ASP-1. However,  the  DCPM  with Gr  B  status  is  also available in the Banglore GPO other than the said 01 ASP post. 
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle : Nil

C)   Himachal Pradesh : 


1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the Circle.: Postal Divn: 03 (Shimla, Mandi & Hamirpur)
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the Circle.: NIL
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the Circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available: NIL
4. No. of NSH/ICH Speed Post Centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose Incharge is from IP/ASP cadre: NIL
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself (Not in sub divisions): NIL
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are Working: NIL
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the Circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs: NIL
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the Circle: NIL


Monday, December 15, 2014

Merger of ASP Cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre ... Information from Assam / Chhattisgarh / Jharkhand / Punjab / Odisha / Kerala / Bihar / AP Circles.

A)   Assam Circle : 

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle.: Postal Divn- 03
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle. : 01
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available : Nil
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre : 01
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) : Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working:Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in suchGPOs:Nil

8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle : Nil

B)    Chhattigarh  :

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle -  02
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle -  NIL
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle presently having Dy. Supdt. Post - NIL
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre - NIL 
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) - NIL
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - NIL

C)    Jharkhand :

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle - 04 (Ranchi, Dhanbad, Sinhbhum & Santhal Pargana.
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle - NIL
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle presently having Dy. Supdt. Post- NIL
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre-NIL
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions)-NIL
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - NIL

D)    Punjab :

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle – 07 (Seven) Chandigarh, Patiala, Ludhiana (C), Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar & Gurdaspur.
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle – 01(one) RMS ‘Ld’ Dn Ludhiana.
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available – 0(zero) There are, however, 04 (four) SP[HQ] under Class-I Postal divisions.
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose in charge is from IP/ASP cadre. - 04 (Four) Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Amritsar & Ludhiana (C)
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) -Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs – Nil
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - Nil

E)    Odisha :

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle – 06 (Six)
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle – 01(one)
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available – 1(One)
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose in charge is from IP/ASP cadre. -1 (One)
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) -Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs – Nil
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - Nil

F)    Kerala : 

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle – 07 (Seven)
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle – 01(one)
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available – 1 (one)
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre. - 3 (Three)
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) - Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs – Nil
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - Nil

G)   Bihar : 

1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle – 04 (Four)
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle – 01(one)
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available – In one division one post of Dy Supdt is available
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre. - One
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) - Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs – 01 GPO but there is no ASP, only one IPs Post is there.
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - Nil

H)  Andhra Pradesh : 


1. No. of Class-I Postal divisions in the circle – 09 (Nine)
2. No. of Class-I RMS divisions in the circle – 01(one)
3. No. of Class-I Postal / RMS divisions in the circle where presently Dy. Supdt. Post is available – 2 (Two)
4. No. of NSH/ICH speed post centres under Class-I Division in the circle whose incharge is from IP/ASP cadre. - 1 (One)
5. No. of Postal Divisions where more than 4 ASPs are working in divisional office itself. (Not in sub divisions) - Nil
6. No. of other Class-I units (like Foreign Post /RSD/CSD etc.) where ASPs are working - Nil
7. No. of GPOs having Class-I /JAG status in the circle and No. of ASPs working in such GPOs – Nil
8. No. of HPOs having Class-I status in the circle - 1 (One Hyderabad GPO)