Tuesday, August 4, 2015

India Post won't move savings accounts to its bank

India Post has shortlisted management consultants to advise it on floating a new bank. Instead of migrating existing savings account customers to a bank, the Department of Posts is looking at floating a completely new entity which will start from scratch but leverage India Post's infrastructure by entering into service-level agreements. 

The department, which has received expressions of interest from all the top global consultancy firms, including the big four, is pursuing a plan where there will be two Postbanks. The first will be the traditional 
financial services of the department. This includes the postal savings accounts and eight other post office savings schemes. Although not a Reserve Bank of India-recognized bank, this division, which is a bank for most practical purposes, will continue to operate in its existing form. 

The second bank would be an entirely new creation with a paid-up capital in line with the Reserve Bank of India's requirement. The new entity will operate with a payments bank licence but will be manned with banking professionals recruited from the industry. The new entity will have 500-700 branches which will be housed in post office premises across the country. Despite its lean structure, the payments bank will reach out to all customers across the country by using India Post infrastructure through service-level agreements with the department. 

"When it comes to financial inclusion, the post office has the capacity to be one of the most disruptive elements," said Ashvin Parekh of
Ashvin Parekh Advisory Services, who has been an adviser to the department. 

The department is expected to create a disruption because of its sheer reach. The infrastructure will include the 25,000 offices which are linked through leased lines, 1.3 lakh other post offices and the postmen and other employees of ?the department who will function as business correspondents. 

By creating a new public sector bank, the government will overcome legal issues in converting postal savings customers into bank customers. 

"For banks, the cost of inclusion is very high. As an industry, they are spending close to Rs 12,000 crore to telecom companies as part of the last-mile reach and another Rs 6,000 crore is spent on business correspondents. As against this, banks earn around Rs 4,000 crore. By using its existing infrastructure and their feet on the street, India Post can be a disruptive method of reducing costs," said Parekh. 

The department of posts mobilizes over Rs 6 lakh crore of long-term savings under the various postal savings schemes. It also has close to Rs 40,000 crore in its postal savings accounts. To modernize the operation of the traditional Postbank, the department is implementing Finacle - a core banking solution from 
Infosys - which will be completed by end March 2016. The department is also deploying its own ATM network and issuing its own ATM cards to the postal savings account holders. 

The only business which is likely to shift from the traditional 
Postbank to the new payments bank would be that of remittance. It is expected that the payments bank would be able to handle cash remittances much better than the post office and transfer cash within hours. This will enable the department to grow the business several fold.


Source:-The Economic Times

Monday, August 3, 2015

Finance Ministry to review small savings schemes; banks complain of high interest rates

By Dheeraj Tiwari, ET Bureau
 
With the government looking to spur demand and boost growth, the finance ministry is planning a review of its small savings schemes later this month, a finance ministry official told ET. Banks have long complained to the government that interest rates on these schemes are too high and need to be lowered to bring about a reduction in the cost of borrowing that will in turn spark credit expansion.

Experts pointed out that the government will need to proceed with caution as stakeholders are bound to protest forcefully at any such move. The government is facing difficulty in taking its reform agenda forward because of political opposition.

The finance ministry official said all options will be considered at the review meeting.

Interest rates on small savings schemes are benchmarked to the yield on government bonds and revised annually. The plans offer depositors interest rates as high as 9.3% while banks give 7.5-8% on a five-year fixed deposit of less than Rs 1 crore.

In their competition for funds, banks are unable to lower rates significantly below those offered by small savings, and this prevents them from pushing down lending costs.

The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) had raised the issue with the finance ministry and specifically pointed out that high interest rates offered under Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts and the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme eat into their deposits.


"If the government can bring down the interest rates, it will have a bigger impact than tweaking done by Reserve Bank in its policy rates, as that affects only 2-3% of the banks' resources," said the chairman of a state-run bank, adding that such a move can possibly bring down the base rate by at least 50-100 basis points. A basis point is 0.01 percentage point.

The base rate is the level below which a bank can't lend. In the past six months, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut its policy rate by a total of 0.75 percentage point at three times to 7.25% but banks have passed on less than half that reduction. The RBI is scheduled to make its next monetary policy announcement on August 4.

During the finance ministry's review of state-run banks in July, bankers had raised the issue again. Finance minister Arun Jaitley said the government had "heard them." Small savings schemes currently include Savings Deposits of one, two, three and five-year terms; Recurring Deposits; the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme; National Savings Certificates (five and 10 years); Public Provident Fund (PPF); Kisan Vikas Patra and the Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts.

The decision won't be easy as a reduction in rates will make the plans less attractive, which will impact the government's financial inclusion drive and could also increase the allure of gold.

Besides, the government has also budgeted Rs 22,408 crore from small savings to meet its budget deficit. Economists are of the view that interest rates on small savings schemes need to change to reflect the shifts in the economy as inflation slows.

"If the government manages to keep inflation low, investors will continue to get real returns on the money parked in these schemes, even if rates are lowered a bit," said DK Joshi, director and chief economist, Crisil.

ET view

It's good that the finance ministry is lending an ear to banks and doing its bit to lower rates. Lowering artificially induced small savings rates, fixed by the ministry every year, will reduce their attraction vis-a-vis bank deposits. Postal and small savings deposit rates are supposed to be benchmarked to the market rates on government securities. But they should be revised more frequently, say, every quarter. It will help banks which are sitting on a pile of debt due to stalled projects as they need extra provisioning for bad loans. Additional capital, which the government has promised, will also help.

 

Source : The Economic Times

Pay Commission report within a week ?

As per sources, seventh pay commission has prepared it's report and will submit it within a week. It has mentioned that the report is going to be submitted on 7th of this month. Ministry of Finance will examine the report thereafter and may be sanctioned by cabinet within October. The new pay scale is going to be operational from 1st January next year.

Though there is gossip about fitment benefit of 2.86 times and proposal of early retirement (60 years of age or 33 years of service, whichever is earlier), nothing could be confirmed at this stage till now.

As per news available with us, the present Grade Pay system is going to be abolished and seventh CPC will recommend for 13 pay scales in it's report.

It may kindly be noted that above mentioned news available from sources should not be taken as granted as there is no scope to verify or cross check it's authenticity. Still we published the news to the viewers who are eagerly waiting for any inside news (!) , as available with us.
 

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30% salary hike confirmed in 7th Pay Commission for CG Employees

“The wages of public sector bank employees are revised once every five years. The recent 10th Bipartite wage agreement gave them an increase of 15%.”
 
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) had initially put forth a demand of 21% wage hike. It was only after an extensive series of negotiations that the Indian Bank Association agreed to settle for 15%.
 
For Central Government Employees, once every ten years, a high level committee is constituted by Central Government to revise the pay and allowances. The commission will examine pay structure, concessions and facilities/benefits as well as retirement benefits of Central Staff based on Terms of reference given to them. The Commission has to submit its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution.
 
All the employees’ Trade unions, Associations and Federations are given a chance to meet the committee and present their demands and expectations in the form of memorandums. All these stages have been completed. The pay commission is expected to submit its report to the central government this month.
 
The prime question which comes naturally in every one is mind is  how much increase the Central Government employees will get?
 
In our point of view, all Central employees can surely get a uniform 30% increase in salaries with effect from 01.01.2016, irrespective of ranks and length of service.
 
Let us assume that an employee who had been recruited after the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission, draws a salary of, on an average, Rs.30,000, including all allowances. Then, after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, his salary will increase by 30%, and be Rs.39,000.
 
Everybody, including the NC JCM and the news websites, is expecting maximum hike. That is entirely their discretion. They would have a reason too – simple reason is ‘if you want to get what you want then you should ask more than that. They are hoping for a 60% to 70% increase’.
 
This is where most misconceptions occur. Even English newspapers are no exceptions, and have misquoted the numbers.
 
The minimum basic pay, as decided by the 6th Pay Commission, was Rs.7000. The basic salary of the lowest rank employee, who was recruited after the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission, was Rs.7000 per month, plus allowances. Almost ten years later, the basic pay of the same lowest ranked employee who was recruited after July 2015, is Rs.15330 (7000 + 119% DA) and allowances. The Dearness Allowance, which is given twice a year, began at zero and has increased to 119% in the past 10 years.
 
The Central Government employees’ Federation, NC JCM Staff Side had, in its memorandum to the 7th Pay Commission, hoped for a revised minimum basic pay of Rs.26000 (a 70% hike), instead of Rs.15330. The Federation had detailed and defended with irrefutable explanations and justification for their demands.
In News Media , Articles are being written questioning the basis on which the Federation is demanding a 3 times hike in salary..?
 
In fact, it is not clear on what basis they are publishing articles that Federations were asking a 3 times salary hike and central govt employees can get 3 times hike !
 
“An employee’s salary hike depends on a number of factors, including the pay commission, wage revision, promotion, etc. The normal procedure to find out the percentage of hike is to calculate it on the basis of the pre-hike salary. But, it is ridiculous to see some people calculate the increase based on the salary drawn by the employee ten years ago, and claim that they are going to receive multiple-times of salary hike.”
 
It is almost tragic to see employees, lured by the misguiding claim of a Multiplication Factor of 2.86, assuming that there will be a threefold salary hike.
The salaries of all Central Government employees from January 2016 onwards will be 30% higher than the pay of December 2015.
 
People who differ from this opinion, and those who are convinced that it is very low, are requested to calculate the percentage of salary hike of December 2005 and January 2006. This was the hike recommended by the 6th Pay Commission. Also, if possible, try to find out the percentage of increase in salary of December 1995 and January 1996. This was hike recommended by the 5th Pay Commission.
 
It has become very obvious that the Central Government employees are under some kind of spell when it comes to salary hikes. This is an attempt to dispel the illusion.
 
I shall resume this article with your esteemed feedback.
 
Source: 90Paisa
(Central Govt Employees News Blog)

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Special Cover on Golden Jubilee celebrations of Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore - 27th July 2015.

In order to honour Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, the great visionary, celebrated engineer and statesman of our country, the All India Manufactures’ Organization, Mysore State Board, decided to set up a Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) at Bangalore. Foundation stone of museum was laid by Shri B.D. Jatti, Chief Minister of erstwhile Mysore State on 15th September 1958. A modest building with a built up area of 4000 sq. mtrs., was constructed in the serene surrounding of the Cubbon Park, housing various industrial products and engines, which was opened by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 14th July 1962. The first gallery set up at VITM on the theme ‘Electricity” was opened to the public on 27th July 1965 by the then Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting & Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi.
 
VITM has a Dinosaur Corner with mobile app facility, replica of the Wright Brothers’ Flyer “Kitty Hawk”, ‘Science on a Sphere’ - the only one in Asia, 7 permanent exhibition galleries titled Engine Hall, Fun Science, Electrotechnic, Space – Emerging Technology in the Service of Mankind, Biotechnological Revolution, BEL Hall of Electronics and Children Science. It also has Mobile Science Exhibition with 24 participatory exhibits mounted on a bus. VITM also organises several education extension activities to supplement science education in the schools. The first HAM Radio station was also set up in VITM that became a passion for the children and adult alike.
 
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore celebrated Golden Jubilee during the year 2014-15 and a Golden Jubilee Celebration was held on 27th July 2015. On the occasion ‘My Stamp’ and Special Cover were released by Prof. R. C. Sobti, Chairman, Governing Body, NCSM and Mrs. Veena R. Srinivas, Postmaster General (BD), Karnataka Postal Circle. (Special Cover approval no. KTK/48/2015)
 
Special Cover on golden jubilee celebrations of Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore
 
Special Cover on golden jubilee celebrations of Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore
 
Special Cover on golden jubilee celebrations of Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore
 
Cover Courtesy: Sushil Mehra, Bengaluru | Suresh Rao, Bengaluru

Minutes of Central Working Committee Meeting held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 25th and 26th July 2015

Dear Members, 

As notified, Central Working Committee Meeting of the Association was held at T. M. Krishnaswamy Nagar (Hotel The Capital), Near Trivandrum GPO, Trivandrum on 25th and 26th July 2015 under the president ship of Shri Amrendra Kumar, President. CWC was attended by 17 Circle branches except J&K, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, North-East and Uttarakhand. Shri Roop Chand former General Secretary and President Delhi Circle attended the CWC as a special invitee. President declared the house has constituted. CWC Meeting commenced at 10.00 hours sharp on 25/7/2015  with a silent prayer followed by paying homage to our senior leader T. M. Krishnaswamy who was Vice President of CHQ. Shri R. Venunathan Pillai Circle President Kerala Circle welcomed to invitee and CWC members. General Secretary has emotionally explained his personal relations and participation of late Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy in Associations activities. He also enlightened that Association has lost hard and sincere worker. GS expressed his disappointment on the non participation by five circles in this CWC. The meeting was held in cordial atmosphere and healthy deliberations took place on the agenda of the meeting. Discussion on the following one by one issue took place.

1.   Confirmation of the minutes of the last CWC held at Ahmedabad on 7/2/2014.

The minutes of the last CWC was approved unanimously by the house.  

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

GS explained the entire developments of submission of cadre restructuring proposal to Directorate. He has informed to the house that CHQ has submitted proposal to Directorate on 20/11/2013 with a request to upgrade 1197 ASPs posts to PS Gr.B cadre and also upgrade the GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-. He further told that the queries raised on the proposal by Directorate on two points were properly and quickly replied by him and thereafter Directorate has invited him for discussion on the issue at Directorate on 28/11/2014. He along with other colleagues attended the meeting headed by DDG (Estt). The issue of cadre restructuring was deliberated in detail and it was clarified by Directorate that the proposal submitted by Association needs to be revisited. The Association, thereafter, proposed to submit revised proposal and accordingly revised proposal was submitted to Directorate on 9/1/2015 by suggesting to upgrade 339 ASPs posts to PS Gr. B in the existing Class-I division/HO, and also upgrade 50% ASPs posts to PS Gr.B in ROs/COs and residual 1651 ASPs will work at their respective posts and retain their pay, GP and Gazetted status till their elevation to PS Gr. B cadre or retirement whichever is earlier. These ASPs will be treated as dying cadre posts. GS further told that Directorate has again raised few queries on the revised proposal and informed him over phone on 8/5/2015 with a direction to submit the Associations say within 3 days to Directorate. He has told to house that the queries raised by Directorate were replied on 11/5/2015 and his reply to queries was appreciated from all the corners of the country. The cadre structuring file was finally prepared by Establishment division of the Directorate and moved to Internal Financial Wing for approval, where 15 queries were raised, few of them were already published on CHQ blog for the information of the members. To clarify the financial implications queries, GS, CHQ President Shri Amrendra Kumar, Vice President Shri Nirmalya Mitra, OGS-II Shri Manjunatha Hubballi, CS West Bengal Shri Arup Seal,  AGS-I Shri P. Ajith Kumar and Shri Roop Chand former GS visited to Directorate from 8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015 and prepared the note on queries raised by IFW and handed over to the Establishment division. To curtail the financial implications of Rs. 9672000/- and other obstacles thereafter if any in the issue, it was decided collectively by GS and his team to surrender 27 vacant posts of IP (PG) as matching savings cost and same was communicated in writing. During the visit they met Hon’ble Secretary (Posts), Member (P) and other higher officers and discussed the long pending vital issue at length. During the course of meeting with Secretary (Posts) on 11/6/2015, she categorically told that department will not surrender any post of Inspector Posts cadre, but will strongly recommend the proposal submitted by Association to Nodal Ministry. All the officers of Directorate assured that there is need of cadre structuring in Inspector posts cadre and department will soon submit the proposal in positive way to Nodal Ministry. GS further told that, department has decided to up-grade 351 posts of ASPs to PS Gr. B cadre and also take up the issue to up-grade the GP of Inspector posts cadre from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-. File is pending for approval of Secretary (Posts).

3.   Meeting with Hon’ble Chairman 7CPC and submission of Memorandum.

GS informed that our Association is first one in the country who has submitted Memorandum to 7CPC on 1st July 2014 and they officially issued acknowledgement also. The copies of Memorandum submitted by GS and the acknowledgement received from 7CPC were already published on blog. GS informed that in last AIC committee was constituted by the august house to prepare a strong Memorandum to be submitted to 7CPC. Committee members met at Mumbai on 7/6/2014 to finalize the Memorandum prepared by GS.  GS has thanked Shri P. K. Bisoi, the then CPMG Maharashtra Circle who has provided the conference hall for meeting to the members and spared his valuable time and guidance at the time of finalization of Memorandum. GS further told that Shri Roop Chand former GS,  Shri Ajith Kumar AGS-1, Shri Manjunath Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka, Shri Joseph Rodriguez Treasurer Karnataka Circle helped him in finalization of Memorandum.  

GS also told to house that with the permission of CHQ few members from Bangalore and Himachal Pradesh circles met Members of 7CPC at Bangalore and Shimla where they explained our Associations demands and grievances in short. GS further told that as per his request, 7CPC has officially permitted our Association to place our views before them on 7/11/2014 at Mumbai. He was assisted by Manjunatha Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka, Shri Roop Chand former GS and President Delhi Circle, Shri N. G. Yadagiri CHQ Treasurer and two other local members to meet Chairman 7CPC and its members. During the course of discussion, Chairman told that they have already received our Association’s Memorandum and will look into the demands placed therein. Shri Manjunatha Hubballi has presented presentation (PPT) before 7CPC in detail. 7CPC directed members to abolish the intermediate ASP cadre to maintain parity with other organisation and come up again with result thereof. GS told that matter is already in pipeline at Directorate. Shri Roop Chand former GS also shared the issues discussed in the meeting with members.

4.   Organisational and financial review of the CHQ / Circles.

CWC took review of organization functioning of each circle. GS informed that CHQ took efforts and revived the defunct branch of J&K circle. But despite such efforts J&K and Jharkhand has not taken pains to attend CWC. GS informed that the financial position of CHQ is not so sound. He further informed that circle branches are not remitting 40% due quota to CHQ as required vide Article 39 of our Association’s constitution.  He appealed to all Circle Secretaries to submit their due quota to CHQ in time so that the CHQ could function effectively and GS can visit Directorate frequently to pursue the pending issues. Each Circle Secretary shared his achievements and problems of his circle. GS has taken the note of problems raised by them and assured that CHQ will pursue it.

5.   Ernakulam CAT case – Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w. e.f. 1/1/2006.

GS told that total 14 hearings so far held in the case. The up-dation of hearings was time to time published on blog. Final hearing fixed on 21/7/2015 could not held, as both the members of Hon’ble CAT were on leave up to 27th July 2015.  Shri Ajith Kurian former CS Kerala Circle shared his experience in handling of this CAT case and informed to house that he and his team is taking care of the case and likely to be settled in our favour. GS requested to him that CHQ will provide all types of assistance if needed in future.

6.   Senior Postmaster Examination CAT case.

GS informed that Postmaster cadre has came into existence in 2010 and since then Sr. PM Examination could not held due to CAT cases filed at various Benches by individuals or by circle Associations. In all 7 cases were registered at various benches. Out of these, five have already been finalised and two cases at Odisha bench under OA No. 872/11 and 873/2011 by Priyanath Pattanayak and Devi Prasad Nayak respectively are still said to be pending. There present status is not known. GS further told that CAT cases filed at Hyderabad bench were decided in favour of applicants whereas CAT case filed at Chandigarh bench by Punjab and Haryana circle under OA No. 1328/11 was dismissed. GS further informed that DE Division of Directorate has forwarded the copies of judgments of these cases to SPG Division of Directorate to take further action in the matter to allow ASPs to write the examination. The SPG division of Directorate is working on it.

7.   DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.

GS told that this year Directorate is holding all the DPCs timely. All circles have already submitted requisite documents in person to Directorate. Vacancies for DPC for the year 2015-16 are yet to be calculated. The result of review DPC is awaited. GS further told that he has already requested Directorate to convene first DPC for JTS Gr. A for the year 2015-16 and thereafter the resultant vacancies created should be taken in consideration for holding of PS Gr. B DPC, so that more number of vacancies would be available for ensuing PS Gr. B DPC for the vacancy year 2015-16. GS appealed to all members that whenever any query is raised/communicated by Directorate to circles for supply of any information it needs to be attended on priority basis.  

8.   Inter-circle transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule-38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.

GS told that whatever request applications received at his end was taken care of. Most of the candidate’s requests were considered by the administration and issued guidelines to all circles on 21/7/2014. GS, President and OGS-II met Member (P) on 10/6/2015 and submitted list of candidates whose request applications are still pending at Circles. The issue was discussed at length and requested to reiterate the instructions dated 21/7/2014 once again to all circles.

9.   Combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.

GS informed that work of preparation of combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre was transferred from SPG division of Directorate to SPB Division. GS further informed that since taking over the charge of GS, and continues correspondence on the issue only 3 years (1998 to 2000) seniority lists were circulated by Directorate. Now, SPB Division of Directorate has decided to prepare and circulate pending 10 years seniority lists at a time for which they are going to collect some information from circles. GS appealed to all members to attend the references received from Directorate immediately.

10.       Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre / Asst. Manager MMS.

GS informed that Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre was finalized by DOP by suggesting some modifications in eligibility criteria etc. GS also informed that the request of our Association for reduction of quota of General Line category from 6% to 3% was also considered by DOP in the Revised RRs. As regards to Assistant Manager in MMS cadre, he has told that there are only 41 posts in the country and out of which 20 are vacant since last several years. No examination of AMM cadre was held since decade. Therefore in the revised RRs of Asstt. Manager MMS, some changes are expected in eligibility of age criteria and technical education etc.

11.    LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Sr.PM and PS Gr. B

GS told that methodology for holding of centralized departmental examinations for the year 2015 is under consideration at Directorate. Fresh calendar for departmental examination for the year 2015 is also likely to be issued soon. He further told that to conduct PS Gr. B examinations in near future, Directorate has constituted a committee headed by CPMG Karnataka to decide as to whether examination should be conducted off-line or online. The report from committee is awaited. As regards to Sr. PM Examination, the copies of judgement of Hon’ble CAT Hyderabad and Chandigarh benches have already been forwarded by DE Division of Directorate to SPG Division of Directorate for taking decision thereon. GS explained in detail about the share of IP and General Line quota in both the examinations. Through both the examinations General Line category will get share of 52 posts (29 Sr. PM and 23 PS Gr.B). It was decided by the house to go for online examination.

12.       Financial review of CHQ.

CHQ Treasurer has taken the financial review of CHQ and told to house that financial position of CHQ is not healthy and therefore GS and his team is unable to visit frequently to Directorate. GS has appealed all CS to pay their quota timely and that too as per the provisions made in the Association’s constitution.

13.       Any other item with the permission of the Chair.

All Circle Secretaries were given an opportunity to share their circle’s problems if any and all have taken sincerely part and CHQ has taken note thereof with a assurance that it will be taken up with appropriate authorities at right time. All the Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers and visitors expressed the view that the arrangements made by Kerala Circle were excellent and unique.  

Shri S. Nadakumar Circle Secretary, Kerala Circle, Shri Ajith Kurian former Circle Secretary and their team members have made lavish arrangements for conducting CWC in a grand success. No such staying arrangements, entertainment musical programme and site sine programme in double decker bus were found arranged by any circle since last two decades. CHQ conveys it’s sincere thanks to them as well as to all the CWC Office Bearers. GS especially appreciated the co-operation and support extended by Shri Manjunath Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka circle as well as by Shri P. Ajith Kumar AGS-I and ASP (RB) Postal Directorate from time to time. 

Yours sincerely, 

       Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2015 - regarding



DPC : Vacancy position of PS Gr. B cadre as on 1/8/2015

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/PS Gr.B/DPC-2015-16/2015          Dated :    1/8/2015.

To,
Shri Rajkumar, 
Director {Staff),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Vacancy position of PS Gr. B cadre as on 1/8/2015 for DPC for the year 2015-16.

R/Sir,
              
IP/ASP Association is very much happy to know that this year Directorate is timely holding DPCs for promotion to JTS Gr. A cadre and PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2015-16.

         During the course of CWC meeting held at Trivandrum on 25th and 26th July 2015 the issues related to JTS Gr. A and PS Gr. B DPCs were discussed at length and it was decided to communicate the actual circle wise vacancy position of PS Gr. B as on 1/8/2015 to Directorate. It was also decided to request the Directorate to convene JTS Gr. A DPC before holding of PS Gr. B DPC for the vacancy year 2015-16.

Sl. No.
Name of Circle
Vacancy position
as on
1-7-2015
Vacancy position
as on
1-8-2015
Vacancy position
at PTCs as on 1/8/2015
1
2
3
4
5
1
Andhra Pradesh
8
10
-
2
Assam
11
5
-
3
Bihar
11
11
-
4
Chhattisgarh
0
1
-
5
Delhi
11
9
-
6
Gujarat
18
17
1
7
Haryana
4
3
-
8
Himachal Pradesh
6
5
-
9
J & K
6
6
-
10
Jharkhand
5
3
-
11
Karnataka
9
8
1
12
Kerala
8
7
-
13
Maharashtra
41
36
-
14
Madhya Pradesh
8
9
-
15
North-East
4
4
-
16
Odisha
6
5
-
17
Punjab
3
3
-
18
Rajasthan
12
12
-
19
Tamil Nadu
13
13
-
20
Uttar Pradesh
28
28
-
21
Uttarakhand
4
4
-
22
West Bengal
26
25
-

Total
242
224
2

It is therefore requested to kindly consider the above vacancy position plus resultant vacancies created by JTS Gr. A DPC (by keeping 25% share for LDCE for PS Gr. B) while convening the DPC for the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2015-16. 
         
With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary