Monday, July 25, 2016

PSI : Women Leadership Meeting at Hyderabad

It has been reported by Shri R. Kannan, Sub Regional Secretary, Public Services International (PSI) that Women Leadership Meeting will be held on 10th and 11th August 2016 at Hyderabad. 

Our Association has to nominate two women representatives, of which one below 35 years of age to attend the above meeting. Accommodation, boarding and travel reimbursement up to 3AC train equivalent fare will be paid to the participants. The details of venue and agenda will be placed on the blog. 

It is directed to all Circle Secretaries to intimate the name/s of willing women participants of their circles immediately to GS.

Our Association is affiliated to PSI since last 10 years. 

Increase in income limit for OBC non Creamy Layer

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-516

ANSWERED ON-21.07.2016

Increase in income limit for OBC non Creamy Layer

516 . Dr. R. Lakshmanan

(a) whether any proposal is pending with Government to increase the income limit for OBC non-Creamy Layer (OBCNCL) from existing 6 lakhs per annum to 8 lakhs per annum; and

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

(a): A proposal to enhance the income ceiling for Other Backward Classes non-Creamy Layer, is presently under consideration of the Government.

(b): The income criterion among creamy layer for Other Backward Classes was first notified at Rs. 1.00 lakh per annum in September, 1993. This was enhanced to Rs. 2.5 lakh in March, 2004 and thereafter to Rs. 4.5 lakh in October, 2008 and Rs. 6.00 lakh in May, 2013. The National Commission for Backward Classes has recommended in 2015 modifications in the various factors for determining of Creamy Layer among OBCs, including enhancement of present limit. The matter has been examined in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in consultation with other Ministries/Departments concerned, for taking a view on the enhancement of income ceiling. The level of enhancement and the revised income ceiling will be notified by the Government in due course, after approval of the Cabinet.

Source-http://rajyasabha.nic.in

DPC : JTS for the year 2016-17 .... updates

Due to some technical problem, JTS DPC file is still lying in Directorate. Directorate staff is working on it and trying to resolve the issue at the earliest and thereafter file is likely to be submitted to UPSC for convening date for holding of DPC.

DPC : PS Gr. B for 2016-16 ... Vacancy position



Name of the Circle
Vacancy as on 1/8/2016
Vacancy as on 1/9/2016
Vacancy as on 1/10/2016
Rajasthan
07
07
07

 Information from Assam, Andhra Pradesh, J&K, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, North-East, Utttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh is not received despite reminders through whatsApp. Circle Secretaries of above circles will intimate the vacancy position at the earliest. 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.598 about RECRUITMENT OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS IN RAJYA SABHA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.598
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22ND  JULY, 2016

RECRUITMENT OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

598. SHRI SANJIV KUMAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a)       the total number of Gramin Dak Sevaks proposed to be recruited in Jharkhand and in the country during the financial year 2016-17;

(b)       the action being taken against agents who are allegedly collecting large sums of money from people with the promise of facilitating appointments as Gramin Dak Sevaks in Jharkhand; and

(c)        the steps being taken to ensure a transparent and non-discretionary system of recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
 MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a)       Circle-wise requisite information is attached as “Annexure-I”.  However, 391 Gramin Dak Sevaks are proposed to be recruited in Jharkhand, and 31361 Gramin Dak Sevaks, in total, in the country during Financial Year 2016-2017.

(b)       As per the information received from office of Chief Postmaster General, Jharkhand Circle, Ranchi; “No such case has come to notice”.

(c)        Selection process is done through open notification duly following the provisions of Recruitment Rules for Gramin Dak Sevaks issued by the Directorate from time to time to ensure transparency and non-discretion in the process of recruitment of GDS. 

Annexure – 1

S. No.
Circle
No. of GDSs proposed to be recruited during F.Y. 2016-17
1
Andhra Pradesh
1472
1a
Telengana
805
2
Assam
348
3
Bihar
1266
4
Chhatisgarh
1380
5
Delhi
237
6
Gujarat
3915
7
Haryana
385
8
Himachal Pradesh
496
9
Jammu & Kashmir
218
10
Jharkhand
391
11
Karnataka
1173
12
Kerala
473
13
Madhya Pradesh
1932
14
Maharashtra
2126
15
North East
381
16
Odisha
1433
17
Punjab
472
18
Rajasthan
958
19
Tamilnadu
1155
20
Uttar Pradesh
3991
21
Uttrakhand
681
22
West Bengal
5673
Total :-
3136



8500 post offices will turn into e-Centers by June next year

State Minister for Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Thursday said the government would turn 8,500 post offices into e-centres by June, 2017 to disseminate information and communication technology services to the rural people across the country. He said this on behalf of State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Begum Tarana Halim while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh in the House.

The government has undertaken a project named Post E-Centre for the Rural Community to turn the post offices into e-centers, he said adding, these e-centers would minimize the digital divide between cities and villages, create employment facilities in villages and develop information and technology based skilled manpower.

He said after completing the project, the people would get more updated facilities from post offices and they would be able to track and trace their letters sitting at home. The people would also be able to use cash, postal cash cards or electronic money transfer service (EMTS) and to pay their e-commerce bills through the services, Palak said. Meanwhile, establishment of the ICT based rural post offices has been completed and such 1,000 more offices will be established by June 2017, he added.

Chennai GPO may be first T.N. post bank

New endeavour:The Postal Department is planning to offer banking services, particularly in rural areas. —Photo: V. Ganesan 

Chennai General Post Office (GPO) is likely to be first post bank in the State to be launched early next year. The Department of Posts is planning to set up ‘India Post Payment Banks’ (IPPB) using the postal network to provide banking services to people.

Aimed at providing access to banking services to people particularly in rural areas, the IPPB will provide a range of services, including direct benefit transfers and facilitate various payments like old age pension and government subsidies. The vast network of post offices would be used to eventually even deliver the payment at the doorstep of customers. Officials of the postal department said such post banks would function as separate entity and function according to the guidelines of Reserve Bank of India.

Mervin Alexander, postmaster General (Chennai City Region), said, “Payment banks will deal with money remittances of all kinds to people. This could be useful to people particularly in rural areas who have limited access to banks. But, it will not provide loans. However, savings schemes and deposits will remain under post offices at this point of time.” Earlier, core banking network solutions and postal ATMs were started as part of an initiative to provide banking services at post offices.

Net banking and mobile banking will be the next step towards reinventing the postal services according to the changing trend. The department has also announced a competition for logo design and tagline for the proposed IPPB. The tagline should not exceed eight words either in English or Hindi and the best entries will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs.25,000. The last date of submission is July 31.

Source :  http://www.thehindu.com/

7th Pay Commission: NPS churns out double-digit returns

ET Bureau | Jul 25, 2016, 12.21 PM IST

The NPS funds for central government employees have earned 11.43% in the past three years, and 10.5% in the past five. 

NEW DELHI: Young government employees rejoicing over the Seventh Pay Commission bonanza have another reason to cheer. The NPS funds for central government employees have earned 11.43% in the past three years, and 10.5% in the past five. In the past six months, their retirement savings have earned more than what the Provident Fund offers in a full year. 

Other NPS funds have also churned out double-digit returns for investors. The bond rally that began in February last year has seen long-term bond yields decline by almost 175 basis points. 

With their portfolios lined with long-term bonds, the government bond funds of the NPS have shot up, while equity funds have benefited from the stock market rally. If we look at the one-year returns, the bond rally has rewarded ultra-safe investors who stayed away from equities. The bond rally is expected to continue because the market expects interest rates to be cut by at least 25 basis points in October. However, retirement savings are long-term investments and experts say one should not be swayed by the short term performance. While a pure debt-based approach ap pears safe, it will not be able to beat inflation in the long term. A balanced approach or a conservative allocation, that takes some exposure to stocks, can yield better results. 

In the long-term (3-5 years), balanced investors who divided the corpus across the three categories or aggressive investors who put the maximum 50% in equities have been amply rewarded.

Employers can be fined upto Rs 50,000 for failure to constitute an Internal Complaint Committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development

25-July-2016 17:46 IST

Employers can be fined upto Rs 50,000 for failure to constitute an Internal Complaint Committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment 

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collecting data under the category of insult to the modesty of women (section 509 of IPC) at office premises since 2014. A total of No. of 57 cases were registered and 47 persons were Chargesheeted out of which 2 person are convicted during 2014.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 casts responsibility on the appropriate Government to monitor the implementation of this Act and maintain data on the number of cases filed and disposed off.

The Act mandates all the workplace which include any department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government or the local authority or a Government company or a corporation or a co-operative society having more than 10 workers to constitute Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) for receiving complaints of sexual harassment.

If any employer fails to constitute an Internal Complaint Committee, or contravenes or attempts or abets contravention of other provisions of this Act or any rules made there under, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development had issued advisories to all States/UTs Government on 23rd December, 2013 and 27th October, 2014 to ensure effective implementation of the Act. The Ministries/Departments in Government of India have also been advised to ensure the compliance of the Act time to time.

Further, Ministry of Corporate Affairs along with the industry bodies, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Society, Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have been requested to ensure effective implementation of the Act amongst their members in the private sector.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. 

Simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings.

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7th CPC : Notification this week

July salary may be the last as per old scale of pay

It is learnt from reliable sources that the notification of 7th CPC is likely to be issued within a couple of days. As per the cabinet approval, only basic pay will hiked as per the fitment formula accepted by Govt.  Allowances will be paid as per existing rate and arrears will be paid only after the report of the review committee. There is a rumor around the power of corridor about two increments date as 1st January and 1st July of which authenticity could not be verified.

Casual Labourers with temporary status - clarification regarding contribution to GPF and Pension under the Old pension Scheme

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Revision of Fixed Stationary Charges (FSC) for Post Offices, SBCO in HOs and IP/ASP




Representations on seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Seniority List / 2016                          Dated :       25/7/2016

Shri Abhay Kumar,
Assistant Director General (SPN),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Preparation of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and onwards… regarding.  

Ref.       : Your letter No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 09th June 2016

R/Sir,    
                In continuation to this Association’s letter of even number dated 9/7/2016, 12/7/2016 and 18/7/2016  representations received from following officials are enclosed herewith for further necessary action.

1.   Shri Jitendra Singh, ASP (CBS), o/o PMG, Agra Region, Agra 282001.

2.   Shri Prakash Chand Meena, ASP, Behror Sub Division (Alwar Division)

3.   Shri Avdhesh Kumar, ASP, Barabanki Sub Division, Barabanki 225001.

It is requested to kindly examine the representations of the above named officers and decide it impartially, judiciously and as per the rules and regulations framed by the nodal ministry. It is also requested to kindly arrange to release the seniority lists of pending years at the earliest.

Yours sincerely,

  Sd/-   
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Saturday, July 23, 2016

7th Pay Commission: CBSE chief gets additional charge of implementation cell

PTI | New Delhi | July 22, 2016

The Union Cabinet had last month accepted almost all the recommendations of the pay panel.

CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi was on Thursday given the additional charge of chief of the implementation cell of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Chaturvedi will serve as Joint Secretary in the cell for three months or till appointment of a regular incumbent, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

The implementation cell was set up by the Finance Ministry in November last year. As per the Ministry’s order, the cell is to be headed by Joint Secretary with the help of nine other staff.

The Union Cabinet had last month accepted almost all the recommendations of the pay panel.

Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The pay panel had in November last year recommended 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008. The Seventh Central Pay Commission recommended changes in the pay of around 1 crore individuals — 33 lakh central government employees, 14 lakh armed forces personnel, and 52 lakh pensioners.

In June, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a press conference that the government had decided to “by and large” accept the recommendations.

Source : http://indianexpress.com

Friday, July 22, 2016

DPC : PS Gr. B for 2016-16 ... Vacancy position

The following is the vacancy position in PS Gr. B cadre in Chhattisgarh and North East Circle. 


Name of the Circle
Vacancy as on 1/8/2016
Vacancy as on 1/9/2016
Vacancy as on 1/10/2016
Chhattisgarh
00
00
00
North East
05
05
05
Haryana
05
05
05

Deputation to Haj-2016

The following member of our Association selected for temporary deputation to Consulate General of India at Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) as Haj Assistant for Haj-2016. 

1. Shri Jafersab H. Myageri, ASP (Inv.) o/o the PMG, North Karnataka Region, Dharwad. 

2. Gayyur Ahmed Khan, ASP (HQ), o/o the SSPOs, Jhansi Division, Jhansi (UP)

CHQ congratulate the officers and wishes them best luck for new assignment. 

Retirement in the month of July 2016

Following officers are retiring from Govt. service on superannuation on 31/7/2016.
Following officers are retiring from Govt. service on superannuation on 31/7/2016

Sl.
Name of officer S/Shri
Date of  Birth
Circle
1
S K Sinha
11.07.1956
Secretary (Posts)
2
M S Ramanujan
04.07.1956
Member (HRD)
3
A K Shori
30.07.1956
Member (PLI)
4
H V Ranganath
22.07.1956
Karnataka
5
Ramchandra Rathore
23.07.1956
Uttarakhand
6
Charu Mitra
08.07.1956
Uttar Pradesh
7
V B Patel
01.08.1956
Gujarat
8
K S Gopal Krishna
01.08.1956
Karnataka
9
Bharat Lal Meena
15.07.1956
Rajasthan
10
Abdul Rab
02.07.1956
Madhya Pradesh
11
D N Kurani
29.07.1956
Gujarat
12
T Rajshekhrana
22.07.1956
Tamil Nadu
13
Ishwar Singh
01.08.1956
Haryana
14
K S Narayane
14.07.1956
Maharashtra
15
Y Venkateshwara Reddy
14.07.1956
Andhra Pradesh
16
Ram Phal Singh
12.07.2016
SP PSD Ambala


CHQ wishing all the officers happy, healthy and peaceful retirement life.