Thursday, September 3, 2015

CPMG Tamil Nadu received Ph.D

Karnataka University Dharwad has conferred Director of Philosophy (Political Science) on Role of Inspection in Governance of Department of Posts to Hon'ble Shri Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle at Dharward on 26th August 2015. The officer has recently promoted to HAG cadre. Before joing as CPMG Tamil Nadu Circle,  he was in Maharashtra Circle as PMG Goa Region and also PMG (Mails and BD). He is of 1987 IPoS batch. CHQ congratulate the officer and wish him best of luck in coming years.

Government may increase maternity leave from six to eight months

Preparation of combined All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and onwards ..... updates

The target date given by Directorate has already over by three weeks. Only Assam circle has submitted seniority list of IPs from 2001 onwards to Directorate. Members working in Circle Office will take interest in submission of their circles seniority list at the earliest and inform to GS.

Hyderabad CAT case i/c/w to grant GP of Rs.5400/- after completion of 4 years in GP of Rs. 4800/-.

It is reported by Circle Secretary, Andhra Pradesh circle that Hyderabad Bench OA No. 296/2014 posted to 10th September 2015.

Will we get an interim relief if the 7th CPC submits its recommendations late?

As we all know, the central ministry has extended the time period for submission of the 7th pay commission report for another four months. Days before this was announced, newspapers reported that 7th pay commission report will be submitted in another one or two months. The 7th CPC report may be submitted any time within this four-month period.
If the report is submitted at the end of December, the implementation of the 7th CPC may actually take some more time. In this situation, can we get an interim relief? In a response given to a question raised in the Rajya Sabha, it was said that there would be no need for an interim relief as the 7th CPC will be implemented in time without any delay. But now, in the present scenario, the Central government employees expect an interim relief.
Interim Relief Finmin Orders
7(39)-E.III/83 – 02.08.1983 4th Pay Commission IR-1
7(32)-E.III/85 – 29.04.1985 4th Pay Commission IR-2
7(26)/E.III/93 – 27.09.1993 5th Pay Commission IR-1
7(23)/E.III/96 – 06.09.1996 5th Pay Commission IR-2
Interim Relief for CG Employees

Commemorative Stamps on “Women Empowerment” – 2nd September 2015.

The subject of empowerment of women has becoming a burning issue all over the world including India since last few decades. Inequalities between men and women and discrimination against women have also been age-old issues all over the world. Thus, women’s quest for equality with man is a universal phenomenon.
The National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) was launched by the Government of India on International Women’s Day in 2010 with the aim to strengthen the processes which promote holistic development and empowerment of women, gender equality and gender justice through inter-sectoral convergence of programmes that impact women, forge synergy among various stakeholders and create an enabling environment conducive to social change.
The Department of Posts organized a nation-wide competition inviting entries for the designs of commemorative stamps on the theme “Women Empowerment”. Based on the selected entries, a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme was released by Hon’ble Minister of Communication & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function held at Banquet Hall, 3rd Floor, Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 2nd September, 2015 in presence of Shri A. B. Joshi, Member Technology, Shri S. K. Sinha, Member HRD, Shri Vasumitra, Chief Postmastrer General, Delhi from India Post and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
Commemorative Stamps on “Women Empowerment”
Commemorative Stamps on “Women Empowerment”
Photo Courtesy: PIB

List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates - Information on the complete list - regarding.

To view DoPT OM dated September 3, 2015 please CLICK HERE. 

Sad demise....

Smt. Sukhvinder Kaur, Postmaster General, Punjab Western Region, Chandigarh expired on 2/9/2015 at PGIMER Chandigarh. 

CHQ conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prays almighty to rest soul in peace. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bonus ceiling likely to revise

It is learnt that Government is considering to revise calculation ceiling from the present level of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 7000/- per month or th minimum wages for the scheduled employment as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher.  Government has yet not fixed the minimum wages. It was also learnt that Government is going to fix the minimum wages at a level which is respectable.  Under this circumstances, on an average the calculation ceiling for the purpose of bonus would be Rs. 10000/- per month. 

New Rs 1,000 notes with more security features coming soon

The Reserve Bank of India would soon start issuing Rs 1,000 notes with enhanced security features. 

These notes would come with the rupee symbol and inset letter 'L' with numerals in ascending size in number panels. Officials from RBI said the objective is to increase security features for such legal tender. 

"We have already issued Rs 500 notes with such security features in limited quantities from our currency chests," a senior RBI official said. 

"The idea of incorporating numerals in ascending size in numeral panels is to prevent forgery or counterfeit and public should not get confused if they see numerals in ascending size in the number panel," the official said. The practice of incorporating numerals in ascending size in currency note is an important security feature that is adopted in countries like Singapore. "Such features will also help detect the genuine notes from fake ones," the official said. 

As per the RBI annual report for 2014-15, notes of denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 together accounted for approximately 85% of the total value of banknotes in circulation at the end of March 2015. In volume terms, notes of 10 and 100 together accounted for 54% during the period ending March 2015. 

During 2013-14, notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 together accounted for 84% of the total value of banknotes in circulation while in volume terms, legal tender of 10 and 100 together accounted for 53.6% of total currency in circulation. 

The new 1,000 notes that will be issued are in the Mahatma Gandhi Series- 2005. Such currency with numerals in ascending size in numbering panels have already been put in circulation for 100 notes earlier.

Source:-The Economic Times

Extension of due-date for filing Returns of Income for assessees in the State of Gujarat

A copy of order is given below

F.No. 225/154/2015/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block. ITA.II Division
New Delhi. the 31st of August, 2015 
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961 

On consideration of reports of dislocation of general life caused due to recent disrurbances in the State of Gujarat, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the due-date’ for filing Returns of Income from 31st August, 2015 to 7th September. 2015, in cases of Income-tax assesses in the State of Gujarat, who are liable to file their Income tax returns by 31st August, 2015
(Rohit Garg)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Filling of Income Tax Returns

Today is the last date (31/8/2015) for filling Income Tax Returns. 


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for vacancy year 2015-16

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC/PS Gr.B /2015                            dated :     29/8/2015

 Shri AshutoshTripathi,
Member (P)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :  Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for vacancy year 2015-16

Respected Sir,

This Association conveys its sincere thanks for timely processing of the DPC for promotion of ASPs to PS Group “B” for the vacancy year 2015-16.  But, it is learnt that same has been held up for the time being in order to include resultant vacancies arising out of JTS DPC for the year 2015-16. Whereas there are laid down provisions to include vacancies arising  on account of “promotion” and “chain vacancies” by keeping approved panel or holding supplementary DPC enabling department to hold PS Group B  DPC without waiting for the result of JTS DPC.

In this regard, a kind reference is invited to para-3 of the Department of Posts (Personnel Division) letter No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09/07/2014 coupled with para-7 of DOP & T OM No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 08-09-1998 (copy enclosed) wherein it is provided that a DPC may take into account all clear expected vacancies by retirement in the concerned grade as well as chain vacancies on account of retirement etc. in the higher grades which can be clearly anticipated in the same vacancy year.

Department of Posts vide Personnel Division letter dated 09/07/2014 has also issued instructions to percolate the seniority quota vacancies arising in higher grades in a vacancy year down to lower cadres/grades and to take into account along with the clear vacancies arising in a particular grade. Further, as clarified vide Para.4.(II) of the said letter a Circle will take into account the vacancies arising from HAG to PS Group-B Cadre in that Circle in a vacancy year as chain vacancies for lower cadres in addition to existing and anticipated vacancies in the said lower cadre arising in that vacancy year.

Moreover, there is also provision for conducting second (supplementary) DPC in accordance with DOP& T OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt (D) dated 10-4-89[para 6.4.2(i)] and OM No.22011/2/2014-Estt (D) dated 30-1-2015 (copy enclosed) for the vacancies which could not be anticipated at the time of holding the earlier DPC.

Furthermore, As per the DOP & T guidelines issued from time-to-time, the selected panel is to be kept ready and to be utilized as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year to ensure timely promotion of the employees. As on 1-8-2015 there are 224 vacancies available in PS Gr. B cadre. There will be resultant vacancies of the same vacancy year after holding DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. “A” for the vacancy year 2015-16.

It is therefore requested to your kind honour to convene PS Group B DPC immediately for the vacancy year 2015-16 so that our members could get timely promotion against 224 existing vacancies in PS Gr. B cadre. Supplementary DPC can be held thereafter for resultant vacancies on account of “promotion” and “chain vacancies” as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year 2015-16.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
Enc:-As above
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Retirement in the month of August 2015

Following JTS Gr. A Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/8/2015

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Rabindra Nath Majumdar
SSP, Assonsol Division, Asonsol
West Bengal
Jeetwat Ram Meena
SSRM, Delhi Stg. Division

CHQ wishes them a very happy, healthy and long retired life. In few circles, senior ASPs are working on adhoc basis in PS Gr. B cadre and retiring without getting regular PS Gr. B promotion, their names are not included in the list, the same may kindly be reported to GS by SMS.

Preparation of combined All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and onwards ..... updates

As all members knows that Directorate vide Memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 28th July 2015, called for information for preparation of combined All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts (IPs) cadre for the year 2001 and onwards from all circles, by giving target date 17/8/2015. 

But as on date only Assam circle has forwarded their circles seniority list to Directorate.  

It is therefore requested to Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers and members working in COs to ensure the submission of their circles seniority list of IP cadre to Directorate immediately and give report to GS through whatsApp on CHQ group. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

DPC : JTS Gr. A cadre for the year 2015-16.....updates

It is informed by Shri S. Prasad Roa, Circle Secretary, Andhara Pradesh Circle that his circle has already submitted required information of three officers (Shri D. Ramanaiah, Shri B. Narasappa and Shri P. Viswanadham) on 13/8/2015.
Remaining circle secretaries will furnish their circles report to GS.

Jhaverchand Meghani's birth anniversary : 28th August 2015

"મોર બની થનગાટ કરે, મન મોર બની થનગાટ કરે. ઘનઘોર ઝરે ચહુ ઓર, મારું મન મોર બની થનગાટ કરે. બહુ રંગ ઉમંગનાં પીંછ પસારીને બાદલસું નિજ નેનન ધારીને મેઘમલાર ઉચારીને આકુલ પ્રાણ કોને કલ-સાદ કરે. મારું મન મોર બની થનગાટ કરે." - Poem by Jhaverchand Meghani, originally written by Rabindranath Tagore. (Click here to read full poem in Gujarati with English lyrics and translation)

Jhaverchand Meghani (b. 28 August 1896 - d. 9 March 1947) was a noted poet, writer, social reformer and freedom fighter from Gujarat. He is a well-known name in the field of Gujarati literature. He was born in the police quarters in the outskirts of Chotila village in Saurashtra. His father Kalidas Meghani used to work with the police in British Kathiawar agency police. He finished his matriculation in 1912 and completed his BA in 1917. He started his career in Kolkata and joined Jeevanlal and Co. in 1918 as Personal Assistant and fondly called Paghadee Babu by his colleagues and workers alike. He was soon promoted as the Manager of the company's factory at Belur, Crown Aluminium. In 1919 he went to England for a four-month tour. After coming back to India he continued to work in Kolkata for 2 and half-year. Later he returned to Saurashtra and joined the editorial board of the weekly Saurashtra in 1922.

In 1930, he was sentenced for 2 years in jail for writing the book 'Sindhudo' that contained songs to inspire the youth of India that was participating in the struggle for Independence against the British Raj. It is during this time that he wrote 'Kavya Triputi' based on Gandhiji's visit to London for the round table conference. During this period he also started writing short stories independently and served as editor for 'Phoolchaab' magazine. Mahatma Gandhi gave him the title of Raashtreeya Shaayar (National Poet). Besides this he received many awards like Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak (1929) and Mahida Paaritoshik (1946) in literature. He authored more than 100 books. His first book was a translation work of Rabindranath Tagore's ballad Kathaa-u-Kaahinee titled Kurbani Ni Katha (Stories of martyrdom) which was first published in 1922. He contributed widely to Gujarati folk literature. He went from village to village in search of folklores and published them in various volumes of Saurashtra Ni Rasdhar. He was also the Editor of Phulchhab Newspaper of Janmabhoomi group (which is being published till date from Rajkot).

Special Covers commemorating Legacy of Le Corbusier – 27th August 2015.

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier (b. October 6, 1887 – d. August 27, 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and the Americas. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès international d'architecture moderne (CIAM).
In the 1950s, a unique opportunity to translate the Radiant City on a grand scale presented itself in the construction of the Union Territory Chandigarh, the new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana and India's first planned city. Le Corbusier designed many administration buildings, including a courthouse, parliament building, and a university. He also designed the general layout of the city, dividing it into sectors.
To mark the 50th death anniversary of legendary architect Le Corbusier and to commemorate legacy of Le Corbusier, who planned Chandigarh, Punjab Postal Circle in association with Chandigarh Administration released two special covers on 27th August 2015 at Chandigarh (Special Cover approval nos. PB/02/2015 and PB/03/2015). Special covers were released by Ms. Achla Bhatnagar, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Postal Circle and the Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mr. Vijay Dev in presence of UT Home Secretary, Mr. Anurag Agarwal and other officers at the function held at Govt. Museum and Art Gallery Sector-10, Chandigarh.
These two special covers are available at Chandigarh GPO at Rs. 10 each. Postage Extra.
Special Covers commemorating Legacy of Le Corbusier
Special Covers commemorating Legacy of Le Corbusier
Special Covers commemorating Legacy of Le Corbusier
Covers Courtesy: Rakesh Walia, Chandigarh

Promotions and posting of Senior Time Scale (STS) officers of IPoS, Group 'A' to JAG of the Service and transfers/postings of JAG officers - order dated 28.08.2015

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some ruling books in PDF format

Children's Day 2015 - Stamp Design Competition

Department of Posts is holding stamp design competition. The theme of the competition is ' A day in the Rains'. The last date for submission of entries is 31-8-2015. Any citizen of India below 18 years of age can participate in the competition. The entries should be submitted to ADG (Philately), Room No. 108(B), Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001. 

Hyderabad CAT case i/c/w to grant GP of Rs.5400/- after completion of 4 years in GP of Rs. 4800/-.

All are aware that Directorate vide Memo No. 1-4/2013-PCC dated 2/7/2015 has communicated the clarification issued by Department of Expenditure stating that "the proposal of Department of Posts seeking concurrence to allow GP of 5400/- in PB-2 on rendering 4 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs. 4800/- without linkage to the post in the GP of Rs. 4800/- as been examined in this Department and not agreed to". 

15 Gr. B Officers and ASPs who have completed 4 years of service in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- of Andhra Pradesh Circle has already filed OA No. 296 in Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad Bench on 17/3/2014. No. of hearings took place in this case. Last hearing was held on 21/7/2015, in which Department has filled counter reply. 

The applicants have stated in their OA that when a Gr. B officer completes four years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- is eligible to get GP of Rs.5400/-. While so, the applicants are holding Gr. B gazette post (Offg. PS Gr. B and ASP cadre) and completed 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- and they are now eligible for financial upgradation in the GP of Rs. 5400/-.

It is learnt that above OA posted for final hearing on 2/9/2015.

Happy Onam to all members and track-in-viewers

DPC : JTS Gr. A cadre for the year 2015-16.....updates

Today (27-8-2015), while ascertaining the present status of holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr A for the year 2015-16 at Directorate,  it was told that as on date following 30 officers APARs are still missing and required at Directorate. These officers are in the Zone of Consideration for promotion to JTS Gr A for the year 2015-16. Thus, the proposal is incomplete and Directorate is unable to submit it to UPSC for further action.

Today (27-8-2015), Directorate has issued email to CPMsG with a request to send these officers APARs (if original not available, attested copies of these APARs) or No Report Certificate (NRC) by return post so that DPC proposal could be submitted to UPSC.

In the email Directorate has intimated that SPG Section and Chief Secretary to Member (P) has already checked their records thoroughly, but following officers APARs are not available with them. Directorate has further pointed out that “informing that these APARs are already sent to Directorate will further delay the proposal without any positive outcome”.

Sl. No.
Name of the officer (S/Shri)
Missing ACR/APAR
Information received from Circles
D. Ramanaiah
16.04.09 to 23.07.09

B. Narasappa
27.08.09 to 31.03.10

P. Viswanadham
01.04.11 to 28.08.11

J.M. Khadayata
Submitted in June 2013
M.J. Varma
Pritam Chand
22.12.10 to 31.03.11, 01.04.11 to 08.12.11

Arun Kumar Jha

A. Koragappa
01.04.11 to 03.01.12, 2012-13, 2013-14

R.G. Byateppanavar
2010-11, 2011-12

M. Shivaraj
2011-12, 2012-13

P.K. Haridas
2009-10, 18.12.10 to 31.03.11
No proper certificate furnished
S.L. Jain
01.04.10 to 15.08.10

R.A. Sharma

Promod Kumar Gupta

Jai Singh
2010-11, 2011-12

Ram Sahai Meena
2010-11, 2011-12

Ram Singh
01.04.10 to 15.08.10

J. Paul Athisayanathan
sent to Dte vide letter dated 03.09.12
S. Ravi
01.04.09 to 29.12.09,  2010-11, 2011-12, 01.04.012 to 08.07.12
09.07.09 to 29.12.09- no proper certificate 31.12.09 to 27.09.11- worked as AD(RB), Dte
T.V. Sundari
1.04.12 to 08.07.12
No proper certificate furnished
R. Santhakumar
2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
forwarded to GM (PLI)
K. Venkatachalam
2011-12, 2012-13, 06.12.13 to 31.03.14
2011-12 - forwarded to CS to M(P) vide letter dated 16.08.12 17.12.12 to 31.03.13- sent to Dte 18.10.13 07.12.13 to 31.03.14- sent to Dte 17.06.15
A. Natarajan
2009-10, 01.04.10 to 13.10.10
2009-10 - sent to Dte vide letter dated 01.10.14 01.04.10 to 01.07.10 - sent to PMG, Kochi, Kerala for review
Ram Chandra Rathore
16.08.11 to 31.03.12

Kirity Gupta
West Bengal
01.04.11 to 05.08.11, 2013-14

Sarbeswar Bala
West Bengal

Bidhan Chandra Das
West Bengal

Prasanta Halder
West Bengal

Rabindra Nath Majumder
West Bengal
2012-13, 2013-14

Ranjit Halder
West Bengal
01.04.09 to 01.12.09, 01.04.12 to 30.11.12, 2013-14

It is once again requested to Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office bearers and IP/ASPs working in Andhra Pradesh / Gujarat / Himachal Pradesh / Jharkhand / Karnataka / Kerala / Rajasthan / Tamil Nadu / Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal circles to meet personally to APMG (Staff)/ AD(Staff) on 28/8/2015 and request them to arrange to send either original APARs or No Report Certificates (NRCs) to Directorate on or before 31st August 2015.

If circle administration is not responding to Directorate’s correspondence (emails), then please take the appointment of CPMG and enlighten the present position of the issue to him/her. All are aware that since 31/7/2015 Directorate is asking for these documents. During the course of one month’s period only 7 officers APARs were traced out by circles. All will agree that our APMG (Staff) / AD (Staff) has personally handed over incomplete information (documents i.e. APARs) in person at Directorate as per the allotted schedule. It is leant that few circles has deputed dealing assistant working at CO to hand over the documents. It is not understood as to why they have not confirmed the same before submitting to Directorate. Now, a question arises in mind that who is responsible for delay in holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr A for the vacancy year 2015-16.  All the above facts are absolutely true.