Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Greeting .....

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Atal Pension Yojana : Still Scope for increasing pension coverage

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
16-October-2017 16:57 IST

Over 69 lacs subscribers join Atal Pension Yojana with contribution of Rs. 2690 crores

Secretary DFS: Still Scope for increasing pension coverage

Atal Pension Yojana currently has over 69 lacs subscribers with contribution of Rs. 2690.00 crores. Chairman, PFRDA Shri Hemant G Contractor however emphasised the need of increasing the pension coverage in India at a recently concluded conference on Atal Pension Yojana. The conference organised by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in the national capital saw participation from all major banks, representatives from NPCI, SCHIL, SIDBI, Access Assist and some major MFIs.

A large section of the society still does not have access to pensions and this is a cause of concern for PFRDA and Government, Shri Contactor said. Congratulating the winners of the contest organised by PFRDA the Chairman said that APY has made progress in covering the intended subscribers but much remains to be done. He mentioned that on an average, a little less than 2% of the eligible population is covered under APY and hence a lot has to be done to provide people a regular access to old age income. He also touched upon the issues of persistence in the APY accounts and asserted that the objective of the scheme is to provide pension and this will only happen if the contribution in the account has been regularly paid. He urged the APY Service Providers to educate the subscribers on the importance of the same. He also urged upon the APY Service Providers i.e Banks and Post Offices under Department of Post to achieve the targets allocated by government by putting in their best efforts.

A video message of Shri Rajiv Kumar, Secretary DFS was played during the occasion. Shri Rajiv Kumar mentioned that Atal Pension Yojana is flagship program of the Government of India under financial inclusion and financial security. The pension coverage in this country is at around 12% and banks and other stakeholder need to work towards greater coverage under the scheme. He also said that DFS is monitoring the progress under the scheme and targets allocated under the scheme to banks should be accomplished. He touched upon the subject of providing a digital platform for APY by PFRDA i.e e-APY. Secretary Shri Rajiv Kumar congratulated the banks on their performance under the campaigns and urged them to continue the work.

While the government has a pension scheme for the BPL persons but the amount is meagre and is not sufficient for old age needs. 9% of the population of India, i.e 110 million people are over 60 years and by 2030 this figure is expected to cross 180 million. The 60 plus age groups is the fastest growing demographic in the country. With increase in longevity of the people, disintegration of the joint family system in India and inflation, there is greater need for old age than ever before. Currently pension benefits are available India basically to the organised sector. Atal Pension Yojana introduced in 2015 by Government of India provides a self- contributory savings pension scheme with guaranteed pension of Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 5,000/- with a very low contribution by the subscriber. All banks and Department of Post have pushed the product to the interiors of the country. APY has option for increasing the pension amount from Rs. 1000/- to any other amount up to Rs. 5000/- as per the savings capacity of the subscriber, and further allows the spouse to continue the account in the event of the death of the subscriber before the age of sixty years. PFRDA has also been engaging with various State Governments for providing co-contribution under the scheme. With the introduction of e-APY through Aadhaar, the banks will be able to effectively utilise the digital platform for greater coverage. 

Corrigendum for Travelling allowance rules- implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

CWC Maharashtra Circle held at Nagpur on 7th and 8th October 2017

L to R : 1) Shri Sanjay Kharat CS Maharashtra 2) Shri D V Sarjerao President Maharashtra 3) Mrs Mariamma Thomas PMG Nagpur Region 4) Shri Vilas Ingale General Secretary 5) Shri Nyallpelli Yadagiri CHQ Treasurer

Shri Jayant Daoo co-ordinator and Member Maharashtra 

SB ORDER NO. 16/2017- Amendments to Rule 2 and 3 of POSB General Rules 1981,Paragraph 2 and 4 of PPF Rules, Rule 2 and 4 of NSC Vlll lssue Rules and Rule 2 and 6 of KVP Rules 2014 enforcing taking of Aadhaar number as mandatory document as ldentity document while opening of account and taking Aadhhar number as lD proof for account already opened/certificates issued under these rules by 31.12.2017

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Revision of Ceiling Rates for Knee and Hip Implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules

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Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules – DoPPW Orders on 12.10.2017

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Commemorative Postage Stamp on 75 years on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Commemorative Postage Stamp on 75 years on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport released by Shri Harish C. Agrawal, Chief Postmaster General Maharashtra circle on 15-10-2017.

Central Govt hereby authorised public sector banks ICICI bank, Axis Bank & HDFC bank to accept deposits for NSC, KVP, RD, MIS, SCSS, SSA & TDs. Wef 10 Oct 2017.

Central Govt has pushed aside the Post Offices and released notification permitting all nationalized banks & ICICI bank, Axis Bank & HDFC bank ( from the private sector) to accept deposits for NSC, KVP, RD, MIS, SCSS, SSA & TDs w.e.f. 10-1-2017.

Recognition of Associations under CCS (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993

No.17/1/2017-R&R and DC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 11.10.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recognition of Associations under CCS (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993 - regarding. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to OM of even number dated 06.09.2017 whereby five Associations - (i) Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers' Association, (ii) CSSS Gazetted Officers' Association, (iii) CSSS Group-A Officers' Association, (iv) Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Association and (v) Central Secretariat Employees Associations - were given one final opportunity to submit the documents/ applications by 20.09.2017, strictly as per OM of even number dated 29.06.2017.

2. In response, four associations except CSSS Group-A Officers' Association have completed their application by submitting remaining documents by 20.09.2017.

3. Therefore, DDOs of all Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Central Secretariat are requested to deduct membership fee for the year 2017-18, in respect of members of the following four Associations :

(i) Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers' Association (CSPGBOA);
(ii) CSSS Gazetted Officers' Association;
(iii) Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Association;
(iv) Central Secretariat Employees Associations (CSEA).

4. It may please be noted that an employee can only be a member of one Association/ Union. Hence, it may please be ensured that membership fee of an employee be deducted only for one Association/ Union.

5. It has been observed that (i) both CSMA and CSNGEU have MTS as their members, (ii) CSEA and CSNGEU have JSA, SSA, ASO as their members and (iii) CSEA, CSNGEU and CSPGBOA have promote ASO as their members. As such, membership fee of an employee may be deducted against one association/ Union only.

6. Further, DDOs are requested to provide details of members of an Association in proforma given below:

Name of Ministry/ Department/ Organisation :
Total enrolled in PBR : ________
Membershipfee deducted

7. Information in the aforesaid proforma may be prepared for each designation separately, and the same may please be made available to this department at the earliest.

(S.K. Mandi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

DDOs of all Ministries/ Departments
(list enclosed).

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Inspector Posts Batch 2017 - PTC Vadodara

Friday, October 13, 2017

Commemorative Stamps on Ramayana - 22nd September 2017.

Ramayana, originally titled as Kaavyam Ramayanam Kritsnam Sitaayaas Charitham Mahat, is an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki, narrates the life of Rama, the legendary prince of the Kosala Kingdom. It follows his banishment from the kingdom by his father King Dasharatha, his travels across forests in India with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, the kidnapping of his wife by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, resulting in a war with him, and Rama's eventual return to Ayodhya to be crowned king.

India Post has issued a set of 11 stamps (10 stamps of Rs 5 each and one of Rs 15 ) and two miniature sheets(Rs 65) on Ramayana on 22nd September 2017. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the set of stamps at Tulsi Manas temple, Varanasi.

Commemorative Stamps on Ramayana  

Commemorative Stamps on Ramayana 
Commemorative Stamps on Ramayana 

International parcel tracking service launched

PATNA: Chief postmaster general (Bihar circle) ME Haque on Monday launched eIPO (Indian postal order) and international parcel tracking service on the occasion of World Post Day. A weeklong programme ,'One World One Post', was also launched on the occasion. 

Addressing a function on the occasion, Haque said the international parcel tracking service is to meet the cross-border requirements of e-commerce sector. "This service has many special features like affordable price, track and trace, volume discounts, pickup facility and compensation for loss or damages," he said.   

Haque launched the eIPO in the denomination of Rs10, 20, 50 and 100. People can avail it from India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in as per their convenience. The payment will be made through debit card, credit card or internet banking.

"The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness about the role of the postal sector in everyday life of people and businesses and its contribution to the country's social and economic development. Even with the advent of technologies, our post offices still serve larger population of the world," said Haque.

Postmaster general (Bihar circle) Anil Kumar said, "The weeklong celebrations will highlight the various value-added services launched by the postal department in the recent past, including several customer-centric products. Banking day (Oct 10) will be the theme of the first day of the programme whereas insurance day, stamp collection day, business development day, mail day and customer grievance redressal day will be organized accordingly."

Kumar further said, "Three crore people in Bihar are associated with our banking service."   

Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Important orders ...

1. Revision of Ceiling Rates for Knee and Hip Implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules ( Release Date :06/10/2017 )

3. Manual entry not to be allowed in Post Office Passbooks of various POSB Schemes in CBS Post Offices where Passbook printers have been supplied

5. Winners of Dhai Akhar Campaign(National Letter Writing Competition)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sad demise .....

It has been informed that Miss Nembiak Valte, ASP, Aizwal East Sub Division, Mizoram has passed away yesterday. 

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on her demise and pray to almighty to rest her soul in peace and give courage to the family members to bear the shock.