Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Amendment to the provisions of GPF (CS) Rules 1960 - liberalization of provisions for withdrawals from the Fund by the subscribers - regarding



The above OM seems to be not circulated by our Department till date. Please confirm.

Contempt Petition regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 ..... Updates

Contempt Petition filed by our Association bearing No. C.P/180/00137/2016 before Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No.  180/00289/2013 regarding up-gradation of Grade will come up for final hearing on 30/6/2017.

CWC : Uttar Pradesh Circle

Circle Working Committee Meeting of UP circle was held on 25-6-2017 at Faizabad.

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HRA 30% , 27% or 24% ? All eyes on cabinet meet today

The wait to get clarity on allowances like House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) under the 7th Pay Commission may be over on Wednesday as the Cabinet is likely to convene a meeting and announce its decision. 

One crore Central Government employees and pensioners are waiting for news on their arrears and allowances like HRA and DA. 

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended HRA too be fixed at 24%, 16% and 8% depending on the cities employees work in. 

However, employees were not happy with this increase and demanded 30%, 24% and 16% HRA. 

A commemorative postage stamp released on completion of 50 years of Passport Act.

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Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology 

23-June-2017 14:51 IST

A commemorative postage stamp released on completion of 50 years of Passport Act.

The Minister for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that the Passport Seva Project (PSP) has been a watershed in the history of passport issuance in India with its successful implementation in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The entire process of citizen service delivery has been re-engineered, standardized and automated. Speaking after releasing a commemorative postage stamp on completion of 50 years of “The Passports Act, 1967”, he said that services are delivered through a country-wide networked environment - integrating all Passport Issuing Authorities, around 91 Passport Seva Kendras, as well as providing access to a number of external stakeholders viz. Immigration, Police, India Post, India Security Press and Embassies/ Consulates abroad.

Shri Sinha said that 24th June 1967 marked an important milestone in the history of passport issuance in India as it was on this day that the President gave assent to the Passports Act 1967. The Passports Act provided a robust legal framework for the issue of passports and travel documents and regulation of the departure from India of Indian citizens. 

The Minister said that in order to extend passport services to our citizens on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilize the Head Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP were inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at Mysuru in Karnataka and at Dahod in Gujarat. Shri Sinha said, applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities similar to those at the PSK necessary prior to the issue of the passport. 

It has been decided to set up 235 POPSK in two phases – 86 in Phase-I and 149 in Phase-II. 52 POPSK of Phase-I have been operationalized.

Online Software for Departmental Proceedings

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

22-June-2017 15:32 IST

Dr Jitendra Singh launches Online Software for Departmental Proceedings

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the online Software for Departmental Proceedings, here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh complemented the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), CVC and other departments for their collective efforts in this direction. He said that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been working on the principles of ‘maximum governance, minimum government’, transparency with accountability & citizen centricity and zero tolerance against corruption. The Minister said that the aim of the software is to see that the proceedings are done against corrupt officers and the honest officers are not put to harm due to inordinate delays. He said that the bureaucracy is the tool of governance and the aim of the government is to provide work-friendly environment to the officers. He said that the software will check that the honest officers are not intimidated and it will encourage the transparent functioning in the Government. It will ensure that the malpractices are not spared and the good practices are not punished, he added. He said that the efforts have been made to complete the disciplinary enquiry within 2 years. He said that reducing the timeline in completion of disciplinary proceedings will give faster relief to the honest officers.

The Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri Bhaskar Khulbe said that it is a big achievement accomplished by DoPT to bring departmental proceedings online. He said that delays are inordinate in the entire proceedings structure and this software will address that issue. He also emphasised upon the training of the disciplinary proceeding officials and also mentioned that a ready reckoner on rules and procedures should be available to the disciplinary proceeding officials.

The SS & EO, DoPT, Shri Rajiv Kumar said that DoPT has taken various steps to streamline the process and make it more transparent. This software will help fast track the process of departmental proceedings and bring more transparency in the system, he added.

The Secretary, CVC, Smt. Nilam Sawhney said that the focus of the software is to reduce the pendency in the cases related to disciplinary proceedings.

The online software portal for Departmental Proceedings is as per provisions of All India Service (AIS )(D&A) Rules, 1969, against All India Service officers. There had been serious concerns raised on the enormous time and delay encountered for completion of departmental proceedings instituted against government servants. As per a report of CVC, departmental proceedings which should ideally be completed within 2 years take anywhere from 2 to 7 years for completion. The delay is due to numerous factors which inter alia include delays in furnishing replies by the charged officer, finalisation/acquiring of documents required for proving the charges (listed documents), multiple adjournments during the inquiry process due to non-receipt or delayed receipt of information by the stakeholders and lack of accountability for completion of inquiry and in other stages during the departmental proceedings. To plug the delays and to complete inquiries expeditiously, specific timeframes were recently introduced through amendment to the AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 which were notified on 20.01.2017. The amendments have provided a timeframe of six months for completion of inquiry. Any further extension will require approval of the disciplinary authority with cogent arguments. Similarly, timeframes have also been introduced for reply of the charged officer on the charge sheet and advice of the UPSC. Amendments have also been made to the analogous provisions of CSS (CCA) Rules in respect of Central Government Employees vide notification dated 02.06.2017.

To augment the amendments made to the rules and to further expedite the inquiry process, the online system for departmental proceedings has been introduced. The online system envisages use of cloud based technology and provides interface to different stakeholders like the Administrative Ministry, which is initiating the inquiry, the Cadre Controlling Authority, Charged Officer, Inquiry Officer etc. through separate modules. All documents required for the conduct of the inquiry will be stored online and authenticated through digital signature/e-signature. Further, all communication between the different stakeholders will be through the system with provision for email and SMS alerts. The software also provides status of all pending cases on real time basis along with alerts for adhering to the timeframes indicated in the rule. It is expected that the online system will enable monitoring of the departmental cases more effectively to complete inquiries within stipulated timeframes and fix accountability at different stages. The online portal will initially be adopted in respect of IAS officers posted in the Central Government and will subsequently be extended to AIS officers in the Central Government as well as Central Group ‘A’ employees. The State Government will also be involved in the subsequent phases for consideration of extension to AIS officers serving in the State Government.

The senior officers of the DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Can Aadhaar-based attendance solve the issue of faculty and employee absenteeism?

In 2016, during regular inspections at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, authorities found 903 fake faculty members. There were 903 fake ID cards with names of faculty members appearing in more than one engineering college.

In certain cases, a faculty member was found to be working in nearly ten colleges at once.

And not just in JNTU, the problem of fake faculty and fake teachers is a widespread issue across the country.

Teacher absenteeism in schools, especially in some government schools in rural areas has been an issue for a while. There are several instances where teachers do not show up to work or send someone on their behalf.

Some states such as Uttar Pradesh have even gone to the extent of putting up pictures of "real" teachers on walls in an attempt to check the problem of fake teachers.

Over the years, the attendance system has been evolving. Today, biometric attendance system is quite popular where every teacher, faculty or even an employee punches in his fingerprint to register his attendance. Nearly every organization and institution has a biometric attendance system today.

But this method isn’t fool-proof either. Anyone’s fingerprint, such as the peon, can be registered in the system under one’s name.

One solution that is being considered to keep attendance in check is an Aadhaar-based attendance system.

The central government has already implemented this for all its employees.
National Informatics Centre (NIC) Department of Electronics & Information Technology Government of India has implemented what is called the Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system (AEBAS). Every central government official today has to give his or her attendance on the AEBAS.

State governments too, are looking at adopting this system and several states are running proof of concepts.

This is a concept that can be adopted not just by the government but across schools, colleges and corporate offices.

And for startups working in the Aadhaar space, this is an opportunity to cash in on.

JNTU, for example, has now adopted an Aadhaar-based attendance system to weed out fake faculty and improve faculty attendance in its colleges.
And this system for JNTU has been built by a Hyderabad-based T-Hub startup Syntizen.

Syntizen is an Aadhaar-based service provider. Right from authenticating identity, eKYC to an attendance system, it has a host of services based on Aadhaar.

“A simple biometric system for attendance can be tampered with. There are many instances where an employee puts one of his fingerprint and one of the office boy. In such cases, while he skips work, the office boy marks attendance for him. Many universities face this problem too. For this, we have developed a real-time Aadhaar-based authentication to mark attendance,” says Vamsi Kotte, CEO, Syntizen.

When a teacher, faculty puts their fingerprint on the sensor, his Aadhaar details are generated real-time.

These devices are even GPS enabled. The system has the PAN and Aadhaar services integrated into the system which ensure there is no duplication.

There is a central dashboard where the employer can monitor the system.

Syntizen’s first client for this was JNTU where it has helped identify several fake employees and has improved attendance.

It has so far implemented this for 83,000 faculty members in JNTU and has done around 15 lakh authentications as on date.

“Since we implemented this Aadhaar-based attendance, there has been a tremendous increase in regularity of faculty of JNTU. In fact, we are in the phase on implementing this for Osmania University and are talking to several of our existing clients, corporates to implement this,” says K Siddharth, CFO.

Syntizen has recently won a tender from the Telangana government to build, operate and manage the government’s Aadhaar Server Agency (ASA) to cater to all of the government’s Aadhaar requirements. Telangana wants to integrate Aadhaar into all its departments and start rolling out Aadhaar-based services, for example buying from ration shops using Aadhaar-based authentication.

As part of this contract, Syntizen will also be managing the attendance of all Telangana government employees.

When it comes to Aadhaar, the biggest debate has always been the security aspect of it, given that recently, personal data of over one million Aadhaar card holders was leaked.
“If the security practies in a company aren’t up to the mark, there are risks of people’s thumb impressions being accessed by third parties. Another part to this is that with the government already using Aadhaar substantially for a host of services, when authentication is done data is made available to third parties, which gives them a high degree of insight and leads to data profiling of each person. You are not in control of your identity,” says Supreme Court Lawyer Apar Gupta.

And soon, the data generated by these things could be the basis for one’s insurance premium or even to get a credit card. Apar says that with Aadhaar being linked across databases, it gives any company building database a huge insight on your daily activity.

However, according to Syntizen, the company’s systems and technology is completely secure. It has gone through seven different security compliance levels and has even passed Computer Emergency Response Team (CertIn) audits.

“We have passed seven audits in the past three years. Since we deal highly sensitive information, we regularly conduct audits and ensure there are no vulnerabilities in its systems,” says Vamsi.

For every company or institution that employs this system, it costs about Rs 90 per user per year. Additionally, they have to procure biometric scanners costing between Rs 3000 to Rs 30,000.

With nearly every company today having a biometric attendance system, the opportunity out there is quite huge for Syntizen.

The T-Hub startup is in talks with other universities, colleges and even corporates to provide this service. It is also hoping to build it for other ASAs as a value added service to give them an edge over others.

However, the Aadhaar-based attendance system is just one of Syntizen’s array of services.

It has the Aadhaar-based authentication service, which is also the core of its attendance system.

To address the problem of compliance when opening a bank account, or obtaining a sim card, it has digitized the entire system. With just one’s Aadhaar number, fingerprint or Iris, it attempts to make these processes simple and quick.

It is running this currently in most banking and non-banking institutions. Syntizen also offers eKYC services. This helps in making the entire process of obtaining a loan, or opening an account paperless.

To add to this, it has a e-sign engine which gives instant electronic signatures valid in the court of law.

It has clients like Mannapuram Finance, Muthooth Fincorp, Indiabulls home loans, Angel Broking and more.

Syntizen has grand plans for the future as well. It is building India’s first KYC Gateway, which lets organisations get KYC of its customers from anywhere across the country, while meeting all regulators compliance.

While it says that it is already receiving interest from several parties on this, Syntizen is on the lookout of strategic partners and investors to roll out this futuristic plan.

Source : http://www.thenewsminute.com/

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

25 Ministries/ Departments to turn into e-office by end of June

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

27-June-2017 16:12 IST

25 Ministries/ Departments to turn into e-office by end of June, says Dr. Jitendra Singh

E-files increased from 8,000 to 4,62,000, says MoS (PP)

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh visited the office premises of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) here today, to review the implementation of the Swachhta Action Plan. The DARPG and Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare are observing the Swachhta Pakhwada from 16th-30th June, 2017. 

On the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh complimented both the Departments for undertaking various Swachhta related activities during this Pakhwada and also expressed happiness that the two Departments are working together as one team. He said that the habit of cleanliness should be practised by all and it should be the responsibility of everyone to keep their surroundings clean. Highlighting the steps taken by DARPG, he said that 25 Ministries/ Departments will be turned into e-office by the end of this month. He also said that there has been an increase of a whopping 6000%, in the number of e-files with 4,62,000 e-files generated in 2017, compared to 8,000 e-files last year.

Dr Jitendra Singh said under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Departments are committed to provide maximum Governance to the public. He said that the process involved in the Civil Services Day has been completely transformed by DARPG in the last three years, as the participation and involvement of stakeholders has increased many folds. He said that DARPG is seen as the HR department of the Government of India. All good practices originate from this Department, he added. The Minister said that an MoU between India and Portugal on Cooperation in the field of Public Administration and Governance Reforms has been recently approved by the Cabinet. Dr Jitendra Singh expressed happiness over the fact that there has been near 100% disposal of grievances under Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) and 50% of the feedbacks received under Centralized Pension Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS), have expressed satisfaction on their grievance redressal.

Secretary, DARPG Shri C Viswanath said that Modernisation and Swachhta go hand in hand and the allocation for DAPRG Modernisation has been doubled compared to last year. He said that the Department has implemented 100% e-office with digitisation of records. He also said that 58 Central Ministries/Departments and 33 States and UTs have abolished affidavits and attestation. He highlighted the various activities being undertaken by the Department during the Swachhta Pakhwada.

The DARPG is undertaking various activities like recording, reviewing and weeding out of old records, digitization of records, disposal of old and obsolete items etc. A poster(s)/ slogan competition has also been organised on the theme of Swachha Bharat. The best workstation will also be declared in the Department and appreciation certificate will be awarded to the winner. The Department has also planned to utilise Rs 10 lakhs for Swachhta related activities in the department during the current financial year. The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare is also undertaking similar activities during this Pakhwada.

Senior officers of the DARPG and Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare were also present on the occasion. 


Railway issues order on Very Good Criteria for MACP for its staff

Sub: MACPs awarded from 25.7.2016 based upon VG criteria in APARs. 

As per Railway Board letter Xo.PC-W2016/MACPS/l dt.19/12/2016, Very Good criteria in APARs has been adopted. CRMS has pointed out in HQ PNM item No.29(4)/2017 that staff have not been provided with a copy or their APAR so that they can represent to the competent authority in case any of their APAR during the relevant period is falling short of Very Good.

The matter has heen examined. While copy Of the APAR is to be supplied to all the staff in terms of Railway Boarĸs Ietter No. 2009/SCC/3/6 18/08/2009, in order overcome the problem on hand. it has been decided that copy Of the APARs of relevant years should be supplied to all such staff without fail who are going to be considered for MACP in the near future. The MACP Committee should not finalise proceedings in respect of such staff whose APAR during the relevant period is below the benchmark of VG, but its copy not been supplied to him. MACP proceedings in respect of such staff should be finalized only afer it is confirmed by the custodian of APARs that the same have been communicated to the staff and the period of representation is over.


Provision of Laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers and provision of computers at residence of eligible officers - review of guidelines/instructions

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SC refuses interim order agst Centre's notification on Aadhaar

New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) The Supreme Court today refused to pass any interim order against the Centre's notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes.

A vacation bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha said that no interim order can be passed at this stage on the "mere apprehension" of petitioners that government may deprive people from availing benefits of various social welfare schemes due to lack of Aadhaar.

The bench referred to the June 9 judgement passed by the apex court in which it had upheld the validity of an Income Tax Act provision making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and filing of tax returns, but had put a partial stay on its implementation till a Constitution bench addressed the issue of right to privacy.

The bench said, "In view of the observations made in the judgement in Para 90 of the case... decided on June 9, no further observation is required."

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that the Centre has extended the June 30 deadline to September 30 for those who do not have Aadhaar and are availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes.

Senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for petitioners, told the court that the Centre should be directed not to deprive any person of the benefits of social welfare schemes which he/she is enjoying now due to lack of Aadhaar.

"No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived (of the benefits) you can point out the same to this court," the bench told Divan and posted the matter for further hearing on July 7.

The apex court was hearing three separate petitions challenging government's notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes.

The Centre had on June 9 told the apex court that around 95.10 per cent of the entire population has voluntarily registered for Aadhaar and apprehension of "large-scale exclusion" of citizens from government benefits due to lack of unique number was "misplaced" and "unfounded".

The government, in its counter affidavit filed in response to several petitions opposing the scheme, had quoted a World Bank 2016 report, which said if Aadhaar was applied to all social programmes and welfare distribution, it would save the government USD 11 billion annually.

The Centre had said that in 2014-16, the government's savings through Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme on account of Aadhaar was Rs 49,560 crore.

It had said though the notification requires people to enroll for Aadhaar by June 30, those who are unable to get themselves enrolled due to lack of facilities, can give their contact details and would be registered later.

The UIDAI had said when Aadhaar has been adopted by several authorities in pursuant to directions by the apex court and as per legislative amendments by the Parliament, the court ought not to entertain applications seeking interim stay of notifications passed in pursuance to the Aadhaar Act 2016, as it would stall and interfere with the governance.

The Centre had on May 19, refused to extend the June 30 deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory for availing social scheme benefits.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had said "there is no question" of extending it and added that the idea behind making Aadhaar mandatory for welfare schemes was that the benefit should not go to "ghosts" as was noticed in schemes like the public distribution system (PDS).

Earlier, the apex court had passed a slew of orders asking the government and its agencies not to make Aadhaar mandatory for extending benefits of their welfare schemes.

The apex court, however, had allowed the Centre to seek Aadhaar card voluntarily from citizens fro extending benefits of schemes like LPG subsidy, Jan Dhan scheme and Public Distribution System etc.

Greetings ....... Eid Mubarak to all members and track in viewers






Two commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs5 and Rs15 on "SURVEY OF INDIA" were issued by India Post on 22.06.2017





Final Key & details of all appeared candidates circle wise of LDCE IP 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd of October, 2016

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Leave Entitlement of Casual Labourers with temporary status

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Implementation of 6th Cadre Review orders - creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles - change of Headquarters of PMsG in NE Circle

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Circle Conference : Andhra Pradesh Circle

42nd Circle Conference of Andhra Pradesh Circle Branch held on 25th June 2017 at Vijayawada. Shri E V Rao, DPS Vijayawada Region attended as Chief Guest. Shri Vilas Ingale General Secretary and Shri Shrinivasu AGS also attended as Guest of Honour and Shri N G Yadagiri CHQ Treasurer attended as special invitee. 

The following are unanimously elected as office bearers for next term.

President : Shri M Ramana Murty, ASP (R), o/o SSPOs, Visakhapatnam Division, Visakhapatnam. 

Circle Secretary : Shri G. Siva Nagaraju, ASP (HQ), o/o SSPOs, Vijayawada Division, Vijayawada. 

Treasurer : Shri G Satish Joint Manager, NSH, Vijayawada. 

CHQ wishes them and their team best wishes.

Dias of the Circle Conference 

Shri E V Rao DPS Vijayawada addressing to audience 

Shri Vilas Ingale, General Secretary addressing to august house



Lighting of lamp


Presidential speech by Shri G. Siva Nagaraju 

Speech by Shri Suresh Kumar President Telangana Circle

Speech by Shri Y Venkateshwarulu Circle Secretary Telangana Circle 

Speech by Shri M Ramana Murthy President AP Circle 




GS and CHQ Treasurer with newly elected Andhra Pradesh Team 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Declaration of result of LDC Examination for promotion to the cadre of lnspector Posts (66.66% quota) for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd and 23rd October, 2016.

Today, Directorate vide memo No. A-34013/05/2016-DE dated 21st June 2017 has declared result of Inspector Posts Examination 2015-16 held on 22-23 October 2016. To view the copy, please CLICK HERE. 

Congratulations to all successful candidates. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Commemorative Stamp on Jhala Manna – 18th June 2017.

Jhala Manna is an outstanding dazzling example of extraordinary valour, bravery and sacrifice who shrouded with the glory of struggle for freedom. In the battle of Haldi Ghati in 1576, Jhala Maana decorated himself with the Crown and the royal emblem from Pratap and started fighting valiantly. Jhala Maan has set a unique example of loyalty, bravery and courage by sacrificing his life to save the life of Pratap.

A Commemorative Stamp was released in honour of Jhala Manna on 18th June 2017 at Badisadri in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.



Holding of Supplementary DPC for Promotion in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/2016                               Dated :     19/6/2017

To,    
                                                                                     
Shri A.N. Nanda
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Holding of Supplementary DPC for Promotion in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre. 

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016

Respected Sir,

          Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter number even dated 7/1/2017 followed by reminder dated 11/4/2017 regarding holding of supplementary DPC for the year 2016-17. As per Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016, 105 Inspector Line Officers promoted on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre, but few of them have said to be declined the promotion and their declination letters have already be sent by respective circles to Directorate.

Furthermore it is brought to your notice that 5 officers against whom punishment is current have been selected in DPC (para 5 of memo dated 9-12-2016), but out of these, punishment of 3 officers is found current up to 2018, and therefore these officers will not get promotion till expiry of punishment period. The promotion against these 3 officers may be treated as vacancy for supplementary DPC. 

It is therefore requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and cause necessary instructions to SPG Division to release the list of officers who declined the PS Gr. B promotion and arrange to conduct supplementary DPC at the earliest please.

With profound regards. 

                                                                                Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Request letter to Secretary (Posts) to intervene in pending issues of Association

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Pending/2017                             Dated :    19/6/2017

To,

Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Informal meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) with the representatives of IP/ASP Association.  

Respected Sir,  

IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind attention letter of even number dated 16/2/2017 addressed to the then Secretary with a humble request to intervene in the following pending issues concerned to the members of Association, but till date single issue has not been resolved. It is quite possible that issues would have been under deliberation at Directorate.    

Sir, your kind intervention is necessarily required for settlement of following long pending issues awaiting settlement.

S. No.
Pending issues
1
Issue of final combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002. Also from the year 2003 onwards. 
2
Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17
3
Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS and filling up of vacant post of Dy. Manager MMS
4
Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre
5
Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts)
6
Vigilance enquiry in the death case of Ms Mohini Gupta Ex-ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan)
7
Clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head
         
With your kind and dynamic approach in resolving the issues concerning IP/ASPs, Association would be obliged if pending issues are settled without further loss of time.
            
With respectful regards,
Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind Announced As NDA’s President Candidate!

President candidate Ram Nath Kovind profile :

Ram Nath Kovind (born 1 October 1945) is the present Governor of Bihar and the NDA candidate for the position of the President of India. Kovind is a Dalit leader and a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party-BJP. He is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi.

On June 19, 2017, BJP president Amit Shah declared him the NDA candidate for the post of President of India.

He is born in Kanpur Dehat District (Uttar Pradesh). Father's Name Late Maiku Lal. Mother's Name Late KalavatiMarital. Status Married. Spouse's Name Savita Kovind. Children Prashant Kumar, and Swati. Education B.Com., L.L.B. Profession Practiced as Advocate, Hon'ble Delhi High Court for Central Govt. (1977-79). Permanent Advocate at Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for Central Govt. (1980-93). Positions Held Member, Rajya Sabha, 1994-2006. (Elected from Uttar Pradesh)

Member, Parliamentary Committees for SC/ST Welfare, Home Ministry, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Social Justice and Rights, Law & Justice, Chairman of Rajya Sabha Housing Committee.

Member, Management Board for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Represented India at United Nations (New York) and addressed the General Assembly during Oct, 2002.

Foreign Visits As Member, Rajya Sabha, visited Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Pakistan and United States of America on study tours.Present Address Governor House, B. G. Camp, Patna - 800 022.

After graduating in law from a Kanpur college, Kovind had gone to Delhi to prepare for the civil services examination. He passed this exam on his third attempt. He, however, did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS and thus started practising the law.

Kovind was Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government Standing Counsel in Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. Had practiced in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years till 1993. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1971 with the Bar Council of Delhi.

He was elected to Rajya Sabha from the state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994-2000 and 2000-2006.

He is a former President of the BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002) and President of the All-India Koli Samaj. He also served as national spokesperson of the party. On 8 August 2015 the President of India appointed him the Governor of Bihar.

7th Pay Commission: Union cabinet likely to discuss revised allowances this week, NJCA tells govt employees

In a letter to Central government employees, NJCA general secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra informed them about his meeting with Cabinet Secretary on June 15. 

The Narendra Modi-led Cabinet is likely to decide on revised allowances for Central government allowances this week.

The Union cabinet skipped the issue of revised allowances in the previous two meetings but is expected to take it up this week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicks off his Portugal-US-Netherlands trip this weekend.

Reports hint that the House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Central government employees is likely to be fixed at 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent for X, Y and Z cities respectively under the Seventh Pay Commission.

The general secretary of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA)--NJCA is holding talks with the government on behalf of employees--recently met Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and raised the issue of delay in allowances with him.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MEETING WITH CABINET SECRETARY AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS:

In a letter to Central government employees, NJCA general secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra informed them about his meeting with Cabinet Secretary on June 15. The NJCA official expressed "anguish regarding non-settlement of demands of Central government employees, particularly non-approval of the allowances by the Cabinet".

NJCA general secretary said that he was assured by the Cabinet Secretary that "things are in the process and most probably would be placed in the next Cabinet meeting".

The Union Cabinet meets every Wednesday but this time June 21 (a Wednesday) is being celebrated as Yoga Day. The NJCA general secretary said that he was given assurance by the Cabinet Secretary that the decision on allowances would be taken up at the meeting which could happen a day or two later. "We hope that the matter of allowances would be settled within this month," said Shiv Gopal Mishra.

"We have come to know from reliable sources that the Committee on National Pension System (NPS) has also submitted its report and some serious discussion is on for its implementation," NJCA general secretary said.

Earlier, some reports had suggested that the Narendra Modi government could start rolling out revised allowances from July, more than a year after the Union cabinet had okayed the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission in June last year.

The Seventh Pay Commission recommended axing 53 of the 196 allowances for Central government employees besides merging 36 smaller allowances into bigger ones. It also suggested bringing down the HRA rates for by varying degrees depending on the type of city.

The Ashok Lavasa Committee on Allowances, which was tasked with reviewing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, submitted its report to Arun Jaitley on April 27. The Lavasa report was sent to the Department of Expenditure for a first round of review and then placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) for another round of screening.
After screening the Ashok Lavasa report on allowances, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) forwarded the report along with its suggestions to the government following a June 1 meeting.

Source - NDTV