Monday, May 30, 2016

Retirement in the month of May 2016

Following officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation today i.e. on 31/5/2016 A/N.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Circle
1
Shri Sanjeev Thapar,
Member (PLI)
Directorate
2
Shri S. N. Sharma
ADPS(Rectt) CO Jaipur
Rajasthan
3
Shri Jiraman Deep
SSP, Sundargarh
Odisha
4
Shri R. K. Rakate
SSP, Pune City West
Maharashtra
5
Shri Murali  Mohannarao
SP, Vizianagaram Div.
Andhra Pradesh
6
Shri D.S. Patil
SRM HB Division
Karnataka
7
Shri P. V. Rangaiah Naidu
ADPS, CO, Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh
8
Shri C. V. Raju
SP, Tiruvalla Division
Kerala
9
Shri S. D. Gameti
SP, Mehsana Division
Gujarat
10
Shri B.  K. Ninama
SP, Bharuch Division
Gujarat
11
Shri Kannakmalleshwar Rao
ASP, Gadwal Sub Div, Mehabubnagar
Andhra Pradesh
12
Shri Newton Balkrishan
President TN Circle
Tamil Nadu

CHQ wishing them happy, healthy and peaceful retired life. 

No TDS for PF withdrawals of up to Rs 50,000 from June 1

No tax would be deducted at source for PF withdrawals of up to Rs 50,000 from June 1. 

The government has notified raising the threshold limit of PF withdrawal for deduction of tax ( TDS ) from existing Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000, a senior official told PTI. 

"The Finance Act , 2016 has amended section 192A of Income Tax Act, 1961 to raise the threshold limit of PF withdrawal from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 for Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)," the notification stated. 

The provision will come into effect from June 1, 2016, providing relief to subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO . 

The government had introduced the proposal to deduct TDS on PF withdrawals in order to discourage pre-mature withdrawal and to promote long term savings. 

According to existing provisions, TDS is deducted at the rate of 10 per cent provided PAN is submitted. 

TDS will be deducted at the rate of 10 per cent provided PAN is submitted. 

However, in case Form 15G or 15H is submitted by the member, then TDS is not deducted. These forms are to declare that their income would not be taxable after receiving payment of their PF accumulations from retirement fund body EPFO. 

While Form 15H is submitted by senior citizens (above 60 years of age), Form 15G is submitted by claimants below the age of 60 years. 
TDS is deducted at the maximum marginal rate of 34.608 per cent if a member fails to submit PAN or Form 15G or 15H. 

However, there are certain exceptions to deduction of TDS by EPFO. TDS shall not be deducted in case of transfer of PF from one account to another PF account. 

Also, no tax is deducted if employee withdraws PF after a period of five years. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Reminder to Directorate i/c/w providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head.

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Reso/6/2016                             Dated:   31/5/2016.

To,
Shri V. Ramaswamy,
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject : Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head.

Ref.        :     Directorate letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15th March, 2016

Respected Sir,

                   Your kind attention is invited to your above cited letter addressed to DDG (P) and copy endorsed to this Association on the subject.

                   In this context, it is bring to your kind notice that this Association has neither received any reply from DDG (P) nor from SR section of Directorate.

                    It is therefore requested to kindly intimate the present status of the issue to this Association.

                   An early action will be appreciated.
          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
                                               (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Book on finacle operations

CPMG Haryana circle released book on finacle operations 

Payment of CHQ Quota .....

39th Biennial Conference of our Association was held in grand success at Jaipur on 13th and 14th February 2016. 

During Biennial Conference following circles are not paid their due CHQ quota. Many Circle Secretaries assured that they will remit the same after returning to HQ, but till date CHQ has not received a single rupee from them.  

1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Assam  3. Bihar  4. Delhi   5. J&K    6. Jharkhand  7.  Kerala  8. North-East  9. Madhya Pradesh   10. Rajasthan and 11. Uttarakhand. 

Rajasthan Circle is exempted for paying CHQ quota, as they conducted All India Biennial Conference.

It is requested to deposit their CHQ quota immediately in CHQ account and photocopy of the counterfoil of the pay-in-slip may be sent through CHQ whatsApp group. 

The details of CHQ account is as under:

Name of PO            : Dadar Head Post Office, Mumbai 40014
Name of A/c holder : Vilas S. Ingale and Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli
SB Account No.       : 3049419758
SOL ID No.             :40001400

Hoping for positive response. The above note was already posted on this blog on 25th April 2016. 

Health Tips : How to keep stress at bay.

There are a lot of times when one is stressed and you don't even come to know about it. This can aggravate the condition and cause uneasiness. Here are a few simple ways to manage it.

Confide about your problems to someone

The best way to make sure that you don't carry around unnecessary baggage along with you is by speaking to someone who is close to you. This will automatically free your mind of troubles and will help you to cope better. However, make sure that the person you are talking to is a close friend of yours, parents or siblings who you can trust.

Exercise on a regular basis

A strict and daily routine of simply walking or running can make you feel so much better about yourself. If you are upset or worried about something, just head out for a walk. Carry soothing or peppy music numbers with you - whatever your choice of songs are.

Switch off from work

Once you get back home from work, it is better to keep any work-related issues out of your mind. Unless it is absolutely necessary, do not take calls from colleagues or answer work emails. This is a great way to ensure that you keep any professional stress out of your mind.

Watch your favourite movie/ TV series

Sometimes the best way to relax is just sit down and watch your favourite sit-com or movie. Even if for a while, it takes you away from unwanted thoughts and lets you explore a world which is completely different from the one that you are presently living in.


Special Cover on Main Snan Ghats of Simhastha Mahaparv – 21st May 2016.

Lakhs of devotees, including mahants and sadhus of various akharas along with other pilgrims, took the holy dip in the Kshipra river on 21st May 2016 on the occasion of third and last 'Shahi Snan (royal bath)' as a part of the century’s second 'Simhastha Mahakumbh'. Sadhus from Shree Panchdanshnam Juna Akhara were the first to take the royal bath at Dutt Akhara Ghat. They were followed by Agni, Avahan, Nirmohi and other akharas.

Every 12 years, during the Kumbh Mela, along the Ujjain city’s elaborate riverside ghats, Goddess Kshipra, which symbolizes purity, clarity and chastity, is worshipped by thousands and thousands of devotees. Along the banks of River Kshipra, many bathing ghats are located. The Shri Ram Ghat, also known as Ram Ghat is the most ancient bathing ghat and is very popularly visited during the Kumbh Mela. It is located near the Harsiddhi Temple. Other important Ghats are Triveni Ghat, Gau Ghat, Mangalnath Ghat, Siddhwat Ghat, Kabir Ghat, Rinmukteshwar Ghat, Bhukimata Ghat, Datt Akhada Ghat, Chintaman Ghat, Prashanti Dham Ghat, Sunheri Ghat and Narsingh Ghat

A Special Cover was released on Main Snan Ghats of Simhastha Mahaparv on 21st May 2016 at Ujjain.


Precautions to be taken to prevent frauds after implementation of CBS



7th Pay Commission award to go to Cabinet next month

New Delhi: Finance Ministry plans to put up the 7th Pay Commission award for cabinet approval by fourth week of June.

7th Pay Commission award is likely to be sent to the Union Cabinet for approval next month, a top Finance Ministry official said on Thursday asked not to be named because he was not authorized to release the information.

“Implementation cell of the 7th Pay Commission met all stakeholders and took their inputs. The Empowered Committee or Secretaries group will be holding discussions internally on the inputs of 7th pay commission recommendations on June 11 and hope to put up the 7th Pay Commission award before cabinet by fourth week of June,” the official said.

The Finance Ministry received huge comments from various stakeholders on 7th pay commission recommendations.

The official also said 7th Pay Commission award for central government employees and pensioners will be implemented within July.

“The Secretaries group now is reviewing the Implementation cell’s observation and the process of 7th Pay Commission award is in the last stage,” he added.

He said Implementation cell in Finance Ministry has already sent its observation on 7th pay commission recommendations after vetting to the Secretaries group.



Indian post will soon deliver Gangajal at your door steps

India TV News Desk [Updated: 30 May 2016, 15:05:38]

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will soon launch a new initiative under which Indian post will deliver Gangajal at your door steps.

Addressing a press conference in the capital today, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he has instructed postal department to chalk out a plan to deliver gangajal at people's door stepsby using e-commerce platform.

He said the concerened department has assured him of proactive steps to address the cultural unperniing of people of India about Gangajal.

The Ganga water from Haridwar and Rishhikesh will be made available to the buyers.

The move is also seen as an effort to revive the ailing Indian postal service which has been on downward spiral in last few years.

Source : http://www.indiatvnews.com

Annual Sports Calendar of Dept of Posts for the year 2017

Directorate Memo No. 6-01/2016-WL&Sports dated 16.05.2016 has finalized Annual Sports Calendar for the year 2016-17.



Celebration 2 nd International Day of Yoga on 21.06.2016


Friday, May 27, 2016

Secretaries Group To Revise 7th Pay Commission Recommendations

New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is heading the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group is likely to hand over a report on the revised pay structures of 7th pay commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by the end of next month.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government had requisite fund to implement 7th pay commission award. Cabinet Secretary Sinha will finally make his appearance before the the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group on June 11 to make a proposal on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

recommendations to be submitted by June “The proposal will be placed before the Cabinet after the finance ministry’s review. We don’t think it will take more time for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s consideration and the new pay structures will be implemented from July after cabinet nod,” said a top official from the Finance Ministry who did not wish to be named.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted the report on November 19. It had proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions.

The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%. Finance Minister Jaitley is likely to agree with the Secretaries group. “I think it should not be touched again,” the official said. Once the new structure is implemented, salaries of around 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will rise by 30 percent. The Finance Minister already said the 7th pay commission award would not make the commodity prices to go up.

The central government employees and pensioners will also spend more money on a variety of goods after receiving the 7th Commission award with arrears from January 2016. “This means higher consumption similar to what happened in the past. But the previous two Pay Commission awards came with a lag of two years. So the arrears were large.

This time, it will not be so,” says Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician, government of India and now Country Director, International Growth Centre, a think tank based at LSE, run in partnership with University of Oxford.

The official also agrees with Sen and said there was no possibility of any impact of the report on the market at this stage of implementation as there were no impacts when the Pay Commission had first submitted the report. The government formed a 13 member secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by Sinha in January to review the report of the 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod. The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014. It submitted the report after around 22 months. After getting the 7th pay commission report, the finance minister Jaitley while introducing the Seventh Pay Commission report on November 19, already said that the final decisions on the Seventh Pay Commission report took five and a half months including the process of Secretaries group. Finance Minister also said, government had requisite fund to implement it.

The secretary group is likely to propose pay structure of minimum at Rs 21,000 and the maximum at Rs 2,70,000 Accordingly, the Secretaries group is likely to reach the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent, which was recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

They are also mulling for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission, sources said. TST

Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in Department of Posts




D.G. Post letter No. 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 27th May, 2016.

            The Cadre Restructuring of Group-C  employees of Department of Posts has been undertaken in consultation with Department of Expenditure , Ministry of Finance in pursuance of the approval concurrence of the Department  of Expenditure  vide ID No. 2(45)E.III Desk/2015 dated 12th May,2016 , a list at distribution of the posts containing the existing and revised posts  of Postal Assistants, Lower Selection  Grade, Higher Selection  Grade II & I and also a few HSG-I (Non-Functional Grade) is enclosed for implementation with the  following  instructions:

a)         The post of SPMs in Single  Handed  and Double Handed Post Offices  to the cadre of LSG posts (GP Rs.2800) shown in the  annexure now allotted to the Circle , will be placed in the Grade  Pay of Rs.2800/- in the Pay Band-I..

b)         The post of SPMs in Triple Handed Post Offices, in the extent of HSG-II  posts (GP4200) shown the annexure  now allotted  to the Circle and all other existing norms based LSG Posts in Post offices  will be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200- in the Pay  Band-II. In no case, the total number of HSG-II posts shall exceed the number of posts allotted to the Circle.

C)        Existing  posts in HSG-II to the extent  of posts  now allotted  and shown in the annexure , will  be placed in the  Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- in the Pay  Band-II along with the existing  HSG-I Posts . Remaining HSG-II posts if any shall remain in the GP of Rs.4200 only. In no case, the total number of HSG-I posts shall exceed the number of posts allotted in the Circle.

d)         The Cadre Restructuring of these posts  are only in respect of the  posts from Postal Side  other  than the posts of RMS ., Circle and Regional Offices and SBCO Wings.

e)         If the revised number of posts is in excess of the existing strength of a particular grade the difference will be deemed as  newly sanctioned posts in that grade . Similarly, if the revised number of posts is in  a grade is less than the existing strength the number of posts equal to the difference  will be treated as having been  abolished in that grade.

 f)         The vacancies arising out of the restructuring will be filled up only from the amongst the official who fulfill the eligibility criteria  laid down in the recruitment rules  for the post.

g)         The new HSG-I (Non Functional  Grade)  with the grade  pay of Rs.4800/- is only  for those  who  are  senior  most  and completed  not less than a minimum service of 2 years  in HSG-I  subject to the  number of posts specified  for the Circle  in HSG-I (Non Functional  Grade) (for example  the number of NFG officials in AP Circle should never  exceed (17) after following usual procedure of non functional upgradation(s).

2.         These instructions will be effective from the date of issue of the orders. The actual benefit would however be admissible to the eligible officials from the date of actual promotion.

3.         Receipt of the order may be acknowledged. Immediate action initiated and compliance report sent at the earliest.
                                                                                   Sd/-
                                                                                                (Tarun Mittal)
                                                            Assistant Director General (PE-II)


Verification of Membership for recognition of Service Association under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/Verification/2016                                    Dated :  27/5/2016


To,    
Shri Arun Malik,                                                                       
Director (SR & Legal),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Verification of Membership for recognition of service Association under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 – Instructions - Regarding.

Ref.        : Directorate Memo No. 13-1/2015/SR dated 9/6/2015, 23/6/2015 and 5th August 2015

Respected Sir,

      Kindly refer to this Association’s letter of even number dated 21/4/2016 on the above cited subject and arrange to intimate the final outcome of re-verification process Union / Association wise for the information to the members of this Association. 

                An early action is requested.  
                                                                                 Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Combined All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and 2002

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/Seniority List/2016                           Dated:   27/5/2016.

To,
Shri G. Rajeev,
Director (SPN)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, 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.        :     Directorate memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 17th May 2016

Respected Sir,

This Association conveys its sincere thanks to the staff of SPB-II Division of Directorate for issue of long pending combined All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts for year 2001 and 2002.

Most of the members of this Association noticed that combined seniority lists of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002 circulated vide above captioned memo are not prepared correctly. Further, due attention is found not bestowed while fixing the seniority among the promotee and direct recruit Inspectors of the same year of the recruitment etc. Therefore many Inspector posts are going to submit their representations to Directorate through proper channel.

It is therefore requested to accept and consider the representations received from Inspectors and settle their grievances according to the rules and regulations framed by the nodal ministry. It is also requested to release remaining years combined seniority lists in phased manner only.

A positive action is requested.   
          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
                                               (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Requested Directorate to circulate Association's Constitution to all circles

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/Constitution/2016                                 Dated:   27/5/2016.

To,
Shri V. Ramaswamy,
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject : Submission of fresh copy of constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts. 

Ref.        :     Directorate memo No. 15/03/2016-SR dated 22nd March 2016

Respected Sir,

It is bring to your kind notice that in response to above captioned letter, this Association has submitted a fresh copy of Constitution (corrected upto 1st April 2016) to Directorate under letter of even number dated 6/4/2016 with a request to circulate the same to all circles, but till date no action is found taken thereon.  

It is therefore requested to kindly circulate this Association’s Constitution to all Circles at the earliest.

Hoping for a positive action and line in reply.  
          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
                                               (Vilas Ingale)
 General Secretary 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hyundai Motor India Announces Special Offer For Central Government Employees

To read the details, please CLICK HERE. 

Redesigning The Uniform Of Postman


Commemorative Stamp on Swami Chidananda – 21st May 2016.

Chidananda Saraswati (b. September 24, 1916 – d. August 28, 2008) was President of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. Chidananda's birth name was Sridhar Rao. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola College, Chennai. He took to a life of renunciation in 1936, and joined the Sivananda Ashram run by Sivananda Saraswati in Rishikesh in 1943. He was appointed General Secretary of the Divine Life Society in 1948. Swami Chidananda took over as the President of the society after Swami Sivanand’s death in 1963. Swami Chidananda is well known in India as a yogi, jnani and spiritual leader. He was also a great patriot and would always express his blessedness to be born in Bharatavarsha. Swami Chidananda served as the President of the society for 45 years and accompanied Swami Sivananda (in 1950) in his all India tour and proclaimed the glory of sublime culture of India and Vedic Sanatana Dharma through his soul-stirring lectures. In 1959, Sivananda sent him to the West as his spiritual representative. Swami Chidananda was chosen President of the delegation for the Parliament of the World’s Religions convened at Chicago in 1993 to commemorate the centenary of the epochal event of The Parliament of the World’s Religions organized at Chicago in 1893.

Commemorative Stamp on Swami Chidananda was released on the occasion of his birth centenary year at Divine Life Society (Sivanand Ashram), Rishikesh on 21st May 2016 by The Governor of Uttarakhand Dr. K K Paul in presence of Shri Udai Krishna, Chief Postmaster General, Uttarakhand, President of Divine Life Society and other dignitaries. So far three Special Covers has been released on Swami Chidananda on 24th September 2014 from Bangalore, 13th January 2015 from Chennai, 25th March 2015 from Ahmedabad respectively.




Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016

To read the gazette notification dated 18th March 2016, please CLICK HERE.