Sunday, July 23, 2017

Grant of Extra Work Allowance in 7th pay commission-

No.12-3/2016-E.III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.III-A Branch

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Extra Work Allowance- (abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).

The undersigned is directed to say that the decisions of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary have since been notified vide Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC, dated 6th July, 2017.

2. As mentioned in the Appendix-II of the said Resolution, dated 6th July, 2017, the existing allowances viz. Caretaking Allowance (SI. No. 22 of Appendix-II, as at present governed under this Department’s OM No. 7(21)/2008/E.IIIA dated 22.9.2008), Extra Duty Allowance (Sl. No. 57 of Appendix-ll), Flag Station Allowance (SI. No. 64 of Appendix-II), Flight Charge Certificate Allowance (SI. No. 65" of Appendix-ll), Library Allowance (SI. No.100 of Appendix-II), Rajbhasha Allowance (SI. No. 136 of Appendix-ll) and Special Appointment Allowance (SI. No. 157 of Appendix-II) have been abolished as a separate allowance and the eligible employees are now to be governed by the newly proposed Extra Work Allowance.

3. Accordingly, the above allowances shall stand abolished and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible employees shall now be covered under a new Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:

a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c) This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payabale will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

4. In respect of the existing Special Appointment Allowance, which stands abolished, apart from the existing eligible employees, Assistant Sub-Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) are also to be included in the list eligible for Extra Wok Allowance at the rate of 2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.

5. These orders shall effective from 1st July, 2017.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India


Retirement in the month of July 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’, PS Gr. ‘B’ and ASP cadre officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/7/2017.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Circle
1
Ranjitsingh Rana
AD (Staff) CO Shimla
Himachal Pradesh
2
Banwari Lal Kumar
Senior PM Ajmer HO
Rajasthan
3
Ram Singh
SP Churu Division
Rajasthan
4
S P Ghantode
SSP Amraoti Division
Maharashtra
5
S Ramakrishan
SSP Tuticorin Division
Tamil Nadu
6
G V Satyanarayan
SRM Z Division Hyderabad
Andhara Pradesh
7
D Shivayya
SSP Mysuru Division
Karnataka
8
Mishra S N
Senior PM Pratapgarh HO
Uttar Pradesh
9
Mishra R B
ASP Kheri Division
Uttar Pradesh
10
Shekhar P V
ASP (HQ) Cuddalore Division
Tamil Nadu
11
Amit Lahiri
SSP Asonsol Division
West Bengal
12
Kamesh Meena
SRM AMPC Palam
Delhi
13.
M C R Yadav
Sr. PM Indore GPO
Madha Pradesh

CHQ wises them a very happy, healthy and long retirement life.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Passport Seva Kendra opened at Beadon Street PO (Kolkatta)

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Report on Demonetization by MoF

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
21-July-2017 17:28 IST

Demonetization: From 9th November 2016 to 10th January 2017, more than 1100 searches and surveys were conducted by the ITD; more than more than 5100 verification notices issued; The undisclosed income detected in these actions was more than Rs. 5400 crore. 

Disclosure of information regarding law flouters/specific taxpayers is prohibited except as provided under Section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Appropriate actions including searches, surveys, and enquiries were taken by the Income Tax Department (ITD) for serious violations of the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, disclosure of information regarding specific taxpayers is prohibited except as provided under Section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

During the period from 9th November 2016 to 10th January 2017, more than 1100 searches and surveys were conducted by the ITD, apart from issuing more than 5100 verification notices in the cases of suspicious high value cash deposits or related activities. These actions led to seizure of valuables of more than Rs. 610 crore which includes cash of Rs. 513 crore. Seizure of cash in new currency notes was about Rs 110 crore. The undisclosed income detected in these actions was more than Rs. 5400 crore.

Operation Clean Money was launched on 31st January 2017 with the mission to “Create a tax compliant society through a fair, transparent and non-intrusive tax administration where every Indian takes pride in paying taxes”. In the process, about 18 lakh persons were identified whose cash transactions did not appear in line with their tax profile. Such persons were approached through SMS/email (non-intrusive method without even a notice).The contacted persons were required to submit their responses by logging into a specified website. As an outcome, more than 9.27 lakh responses were received providing information on 13.33 lakh accounts involving cash deposits of around Rs.2.89 lakh crores. Appropriate action under direct tax law in the remaining cases has been taken. Subsequently, advance data analytics tools were deployed and 5.56 lakhs new cases were identified for online verification.

Whenever a complaint against a bank official(s) is received and any irregularities are found or observed on the part of Banks’ official(s), the Banks initiate action as per their extant rules and commensurate punishment is awarded to the delinquent employees based on the seriousness of the wrongdoings as per Bank’s disciplinary rules. 

Release of special cover on centenary celebration of Kasthuri Srinivasan Trust at SITRA, Coimbatore

Release of special cover on centenary celebration of Kasthuri Srinivasan Trust at SITRA, Coimbatore by Respected PMG central Region, Dr. D. Veena Kumari on 22/07/2017 





Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/AIC-Reso/6/2016                          Dated :    21/7/2017

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

Subject :   Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

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

Respected Sir,

     I would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 and reminder dated 2/1/2017 on the above cited subject.

     It is bring to your kind notice that SR Division of Directorate vide letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15th March 2016 has requested DDG (P) to give direct reply to this Association on letter dated 25/2/2016, but till date nothing is heard either from SPG Division or from SR Division.  

     It is once again requested to kindly intimate the action taken by SPG Division of the Directorate on this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 at the earliest.          
Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Reso/5/2016                                   Dated:   21/7/2017

To,

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

Subject :    Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

Ref.      :      Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 10th March 2016

Respected Sir,  

          Kindly refer to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 followed by reminder dated 9/1/2017 whereby it was pointed out that SR Division vide above captioned letter has directed ADG (SPG) to give direct reply to this Association on the subject, but till date this Association has neither heard anything from (SPG) Division nor from SR Division of Directorate.

          It is therefore once again requested to arrange to get the above important issue resolved at the earliest and line in reply is requested.

          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Retirement in the month of July 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’ and PS Gr. ‘B’ Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/7/2017.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Circle
1
Ranjitsingh Rana
Himachal Pradesh
2
Banwarilal Kumar
Rajasthan
3
Ram Singh
Rajasthan
4
S P Ghantode
Maharashtra
5
S Ramakrishan
Tamil Nadu
6
G V Satyanarayan
Andhara Pradesh
7
K Veerana
Karnataka
8
Mishra S N
Uttar Pradesh
9
Mishra R B
Uttar Pradesh
10
Shekhar P V
Tamil Nadu
11
Amit Lahiri
West Bengal
12
Kamesh Meena
Delhi



Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre for the vacancies of 2016

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/2016                            Dated :     21/7/2017


To,                                                                                          
Ms Achala Bhatnagar,
Member (P)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre for the vacancies of 2016.

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

Respected Madam,

          Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 7/1/2017 followed by reminders dated 11/4/2017 and 19/6/2017 regarding holding of supplementary DPC for the year 2016-17.

          As per Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 the requests of 18 officers for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre was accepted.

It is also bring to your kind notice that 5 officers against whom punishment is current are selected in DPC (para 5 of memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG 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 their punishment period. The promotion against these 3 officers may be treated as vacancy for supplementary DPC. 

In view of the above, it is once again requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and arrange to convene the supplementary DPC or release the extended panel result (prepared in last DPC) by considering the vacancy position as 21. It is also requested to consider the requests of the officers for repatriation to their parent circle.  

                                                                                    Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre.....declination

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/KTK/2016                        Dated :     21/7/2017


To,                                                                                          
Ms Achla Bhatnagar,
Member (P)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre. 

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-02/2015(1)-SPG dated 09-06-2016

Respected Madam,

          IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide above captioned memo has appointed 29 Inspector Line Officers on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre by holding the supplementary DPC.

          It is further bring to your kind notice that Shri N. G. Basanakatti (Sl. No. 12) of Karnataka circle was appointed through aforesaid memo in PS Gr. B cadre and allotted to Karnataka. The officer vide his application dated 05/7/2016 addressed to Secretary (Posts) has declined the promotion due his personal and family ground and therefore officer’s name was not reflected in the DPC list circulated by Directorate under memo No. 09-14/2016-SPG dated 9/12/2016, as his debarment period was current.  

          Furthermore, DG (Posts) vide Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 has accepted the request applications of 18 officers for declination of promotion to PS Gr. B cadre, but the name of the above named officer has not reflected in the memo ibid.

          It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter and resolve the grievances of the officer by promoting him through ensuing supplementary DPC.

Thanking you,  
                                                                                Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vaishali Postal Division organised Dak Mela

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Promotion and postings in the grade of Deputy Manager, Mail Motor Service (Gazetted), General Central Service, Group 'B', Department of Posts

Two posts of Dy. Managers one each at Delhi and Chennai filled by promoting Assistant Managers. To view the copy of order issued by Directorate, please CLICK HERE. 

Release of extended panel result / holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancies of 2016-17

Directorate vide Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 has accepted the requests of the following officers declining their promotion to PS Gr. B cadre ordered under memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 9/12/2016 and memo No. 9-02/2015(I) dated 9/6/2016. Now, there are 18 clear vacancies are available for issue of promotion order in the cadre of PS Gr. B either through extended panel or by convening of supplementary DPC. CHQ has already requested Directorate to convene the supplementary DPC.

Sl. No.
Name of the officer
Present Circle
Allotted Circle
1
Shri Ramesh Holla
Karnataka
Karnataka
2
Shri Ramkrishna Somyaji
Karnataka
Karnataka
3
Shri V. N. Shivsankarana Prasad
Karnataka
Maharashtra
4
Shri S. K. Jain
Madhya Pradesh
PTC Darbhanga
5
Shri C R Nagaraja Rao
Karnataka
Maharashtra
6
Shri B R Manjunath
Karnataka
Maharashtra
7
Shri K Subbaraiya Pai
Karnataka
Maharashtra
8
Shri V K Jain
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
9
Shri G V Laxmi Narayana
Karnataka
Maharashtra
10
Shri M G Pinto
Karnataka
Maharashtra
11
Shri M V Patil
Karnataka
Maharashtra
12
Shri N Vasudevan
Karnataka
Delhi
13
Shri  M V Basapur
Karnataka
Delhi
14
Shri V N Chaudhary
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
15
Shri L B Kamble
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
16
Shri K K Tayade
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
17
Shri D V Sarjerao
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
18
Shri Y V Patel
Gujarat
Gujarat

On 14/7/2017, Directorate has called for following information from circles to promote the officers against the declination.

1.   Total sanction strength …….. Approved PS Gr. B officer as on 1/7/2017 (including officers working in JTS cadre on adhoc basis)

2.   Regular vacancy as on 1/7/2017 ………..

3.   Regular vacancy as on 1/8/2017 (anticipated)……..(Reason for anticipated vacancy ……………………………..)

4.   Regular vacancy as on 1/9/2017 (anticipated)……..(Reason for anticipated vacancy ……………………………..)

5.   Regular vacancy as on 1/10/2017 (anticipated)……..(Reason for anticipated vacancy ……………………………..)

Directorate has also called for the vigilance clearance from the concerned circle in respect of officer/s who is/are in the zoc.

All Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers are directed to meet the their circle administration and ensure submission of above information at the earliest to the Directorate and put the details on CHQ whatsApp group.