Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.
"On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days i.e. during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc," the bench said.
It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.
She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.
The apex court set aside the High Court's order.
"We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt/ production of this judgement," it said.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Although Directorate has directed to apprise Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh on 09.04.2014 that amendment in PS Gr B Recruitment Rules are under process and would likely take time. Yet, no development took place in the proceedings. Matter posted to 28.05.2014 without any arguments.
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Notification for holding of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade-I 2014 on 15.06.2014 issued by Directorate.
1. Last date of filling up of application : 05-05-2014
2. Date of examination : 15-06-2014
Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Digitization of Service Books of employees at Head Post Offices- Nomination of Single Point of Contacts (SPOCs) thereof
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
You are well aware that Department has created Postmaster vide memo No. 4-17/2008-SPB.II dated 22/11/2010, and 116 PS Gr. B Posts were carved for Senior Postmaster Cadre and framed RRs for Senior Postmaster Cadre vide memo No. 137-03/2009-SPB.II dated 9/9/2010.
As all are aware that Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad has already given judgement in our favour.
Brief of judgment : The applicants who are holding the posts of ASPOs are provided from appearing for the departmental examination for promotion to the post of Sr. Postmasters, and only Inspectors of Posts which is lower post than the ASPOs are allowed to appear for the examination and in case they qualify in the examination, they would become seniors to ASPOs, which posts the applicants are holding and would be an anomalous situation. The contention of respondents that the applicants are holding Gazetted posts in the GP of Rs. 4600/- and as such, they need not be allowed to appear for exam cannot be accepted as the GP of Sr. Postmaster is Rs. 4800/-
To view the copy of judgment, please CLICK HERE.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Revision of monetary limits for handling cases of loss/fraud for conducting the investigation at Divisional/Regional and Circle level
If mail is received early and the office also commences immediately
Check the counter service requirements ie no of staff to attend counter
If mail is received early and the office opens after a short duration
Check for staff requirement for the mails to be processed and modify the timings for staff accordingly
If mails is received after opening of office
Check the mms and mail arrangement schedules for modification and possibility to receive mails within time
If mails received at frequent intervals ie twice in the morning
Check the interval time between the two arrivals if the time is short try processing together and if there is a good gap say 1 hours. Process only the ordinary mails first and the accountable mails together. ( you can also prepare two list for postman ie Delivery SLIP no 1 & 2 by creating duplicate beats for postman) There can be no restrictions on creation for the same beat and only requirement is to send all mails received for delivery on the same day..
If the area is have a good dimensional size
Prepare to work according to the area requirement ie The Postman who should proceed first , second and so on and deploy staff accordingly
If the area does not have a good dimensional size
Prepare a dimension your self and plan to send the postman accordingly.
If the area is like a square or rectangle in shape
Prepare Postman for beats and not beats for postman. Select the postman with service hierarchy and provide nearest square for the most senior and next to his junior and so on.
If the area is a butterfly type in shape
Prepare customer wise postman beat or location based ie. Two postman should not be allowed to share one area . Hence one full area should be provided for one postman . They can also be some rotation within the beats at regular intervals.
Leave of staff
Should be regulated within the office and should see that each and every staff can avail their required leave in time.
Emergency situations are exempted and upto the postmaster to decide.
Do not recommend leave for staff for long durations for silly reasons . Just make a remark on the leave application on your disinterest ( Instead you can request your staff to cutshort their leave)
When you have already studied about the staff engagement for the past years and also current requirements , the transactions , the mails , the people now you can readily fight with the administration about the necessity on production of the statistics . You may also communicate the authority that you should not be held responsible for any deficiency of service at the counter when staff are being compelled for deputations.
Shortage of staff due to leave and deputation
Open only those counters where you can provide service. Ask customer to stand in a single queue . Accept transactions on First in and First Out method . Take your standard timing for completion of transactions . Put a notice to people on the present day staff position of your office.
When you find that there is business in mails
Concentrate only on mails for a period of 6 months and do not consider admin pressure and achieve some good jumps in regd, speed , parcels bookings and record it for you support
Identify the next product ie Savings Bank and concentrate to open more number of accounts for a period of 6 months and create a record of the same for support
Check returns by yourself and concentrate only on those articles returned undelivered ( Do not waste time from invoicing for supervision )
Postman Delivery time
See that sufficient people are attending the work to ensure the postman leaves in time
Always report on all discrepancies ie misspent , misdirected , complaints etc and do not take your self into problems
Do not try to rectify it by yourself . There are people to do their job so just report and record it for support . Do not try to be over enthusiastic as it will not support your job.
Late arrival of Postman
Modify staff timings accordingly and make yourself convenient to supervise it after that. Ie for office which starts from 09.00 to 05.00 make a staff to attend from 10.00pm to 06.00pm and modify your time accordingly
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The central bank will also consider the application of India Post, but under a separate process to be carried out in consultation with the government.
The RBI last year allowed corporate houses to form banks as part of an effort to expand access to financial services in the country. No new Indian bank has been formed since Yes Bank in 2004.
The RBI had sought the commission's approval to issue new bank licences to ensure the process would not clash with the code of conduct ahead of elections, which prevents decisions that may be deemed as political from being taken by government officials or regulators.
"The commission is of the view that Reserve Bank of India may take necessary action as deemed appropriate by the Bank," election commission said regarding the central bank's query.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
The following FAQs supplement the FAQs in respect of Estt. (Allowances) Section already placed in public domain vide F. No. 21011/08/2013-Estt.(AL)
Frequently asked Questions
What are the rates of honorarium admissible to MTS/Group 'D' officials when they are appointed to work as Dispatch Rider/Scooter Driver?
The rate of such honorarium is pegged at Rs. 10/- per day in terms of this Department's OM No. No.17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17-04- 2013
What are the rates of honorarium admissible to MTS/Group 'D' officials/ Dispatch Riders/Scooter Drivers when they are appointed to work as Staff Car Drivers?
The rate of such honorarium is pegged at Rs. 20/- per day in terms of this Department's OM No. No.17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17-04- 2013,