Saturday, August 27, 2016

Promotion and Postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfers / postings of regular HAG officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26th August 2016

To view Directorate Memo No. 1-3/2016-SPG dated 26th August 2016, please CLICK HERE.

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the service - order dated 26th August 2016

To view Directorate Memo No. 1-4/2016-SPG dated 26th August 2016, please CLICK HERE. 

Transfer / Postings in the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26.08.2016

To view Directorate Memo No. 2-5/2016-SPG dated 26th August 2016, please CLICK HERE. 

Revision of foreign postage rates of letter post items with effect from 1.09.2016

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

To view, Gazette notification please CLICK HERE. 

Extension of benefits of (Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity) to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)- regarding.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

CWC : Kerala Circle

All India Postal Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts Kerala Circle Branch is holding their special Circle Working Committee Meeting at Hotel K. K. International Kochi on 26.8.2016 at 10.00 am. 

Postal cover, coin, statue to mark Mother Teresa's sainthood

Press Trust of India | Kolkata August 23, 2016

To mark Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony in Vatican on September 4, a postal cover, coin and statue will be dedicated to the late Roman Catholic nun. 

Made of pure silk, India Post will release a special postal and numismatic cover of Mother Teresa, the first of its kind, on September 2.

"A five-rupee commemorative coin issued by the Indian government in 2010 to mark the centenary birth celebrations of the legend will be engraved on the cover. This is a special feature as it combines the two collectible items of coins and stamps," eminent philatelist Alok K Goyal, who designed the stamps, said. 

The collectors' item will be released in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. 

Besides this, the Republic of Macedonia, where Teresa was born in 1910, has also announced to release a special gold-plated silver coin on the Nobel laureate. 

The coin will have a face value of 100 Macedonian Denars and will be released next month. 

Up to 5,000 pieces of the coin will be minted for the global market out of which 50 will be made available for the Indian market, said Goyal, an international dealer in unusual stamps and coins. 

At the centre of the coin is a statue of Mother Teresa dressed in her trademark plain white sari with three blue stripes along its border. 

The coin also has the image of a clematis flower known as "Matka Teresa" (Mother Teresa) bred by Stefan Franczak, Polish Jesuit monk. 

It also carries the Latin inscription "Sancta Teresia de Calcutta" (Saint Teresa of Calcutta).
"We are hoping that this coin will be a hit not only 

in the Indian market but all over the world as she has her fans in every corner," Goyal, who represents the International Coin House in India, said. 

In Kolkata, where Mother Teresa had worked all her life and established the Missionaries of Charity, a life-size bronze statue of her will be installed at the Bishop House next to the statue of Pope John Paul II this Thursday, on the eve of her birth anniversary. 

Built by Church Art, a Kolkata-based firm engaged in making various works of art, the 5.5 feet long statue is made of bronze imported from Italy. 

The statue has been donated by Namit Bajoria, Designate Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata. 

Teresa was born in Skopje, the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, before she left her parental home as an 18-year-old to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish Community of nuns with missions in India. 

For over 40 years, she served the poorest of the poor and disabled on the streets of Kolkata. For her services, she received 124 awards and distinctions, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna.

At a gala ceremony on September 4, she will be declared a saint by the Church which has recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out after her death in 1997. 

The government of Macedonia has also announced that they will mark the declaration of Mother Teresa as a saint with several events.

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CHQ donation........

Following members have directly credited the amount in the SB account on 18/8/2016 to 24/8/2016. CHQ thanks to officers for their co-operation and expected from who have yet not remitted/credited. 

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Amount donated
Amount where deposited SOL id
Shri A. R. Khorate
o/o PMG, Goa Region, Panaji (Maharashtra)
Ganesh Sonune
Paratwada Amraoti
Tamil Nadu
Mumbai RMS
R P Ghumare
Central Stg Division Mumbai
R. K Binwal
Nainital (Uttarakhand)
Lalit Joshi
Uttaakhand  (CHQ quota)
PSD Mumbai
Sachin Dandekar
IP (Mails)
o/o PMG Mumbai
Aseef Iqbal
Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu)
Smt. P. V. Kamat
APSO (Fgn) Mumbai
Pasupathi C.
Thanjavur South Sub Div. (Tamil Nadu)

Filing of Contempt regarding inaction by MoF for upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006, before the Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam in OA No. 289/2013

As everyone knows that Ministry of Finance has not taken any action so far for up-gradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f 01.01.2006, even after the specific order by Hon’ble CAT Ernakulum Bench in OA No. 289/2013 vide judgment dated 16.10.2015.

Now, we have no other option but to file contempt case against the inaction by Ministry of Finance. The matter has already been discussed with our counsel for filing of contempt in the first week of September 2016. CHQ will bear all the expenses of contempt case. Draft of contempt case is at final stage of finalization.

          Therefore, CHQ is expecting donations voluntarily from members and track-in-viewers to make the CHQ fund position healthy for its proper utilization as Court/CAT cases. The donation should be credited in any CBS post office directly in the following CHQ POSB account.  

Name of the account holder : Vilas S. Ingale and Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli

SB Account No.                  : 3049419758 

Name of PO                      : Dadar HO, Mumbai 400014

SOL No.                           : 40001400

            Expecting co-operation from all members. 

7th CPC : Committee on allowances invites employees union on 1st September

The Committee of Secretaries headed by Finance Secretary reviewing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, is going to have the second meeting on 1st September 2016. 

In order to get a first-hand view on the demand of the Central Government Employees, the Committee of Secretaries has invited the representatives of National Joint Council of Action for talks. "the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of National Joint Council of Action in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th  Central Pay Commission relating to allowances", said the letter from Finance Ministry addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, NJCA.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CHQ News.....

L to R : Shri Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli CHQ Treasurers, Shri  Vilas Ingale General Secretary, Shri P. Ajit Kumar AGS-I and Shri Ashutosh Tripati Director General, 

L to R : Shri Roop Chand President Delhi Circle, Shri Vilas Ingale General Secretary and Shri A. K. Dash Member (P)
Vilas Ingale, General Secretary visited Postal Directorate on 22/8/2016. He was accompanied by Shri Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli CHQ Treasurer, Shri Roop Chand President Delhi Circle Branch, Shri P. Ajit Kumar AGS-I and Shri Permanand ASP (PG) Postal Directorate. Team met with Director General, Member (P) and other senior officers in the Postal Directorate and discussed the following issues. It was assured and told by all officers that Directorate is looking into these issues and few of them are at final stage of settlement. Letters on pending issues handed over personally to DG and Member (P).

Issue of combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre since 2003 onwards.
Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17.
Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS.
Holding of PS Gr. B Examination for the year 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre.
Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts).
Completion of appointment formalities of candidates nominated by Staff Selection Commission for appointment as Inspector Posts 2014.
Vigilance enquiry in the death case of Ms Mohini Gupta Ex-ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan).
A)   PS Gr. B examination will be held before 31st December 2016. Directorate is yet not finalised vendor to conduct examination ‘ON LINE’. So examination is expected like previous one only and our circle / regional departmental officers will conduct. There will be (expected) only one examination for the entire vacancies of 2013 to 2016. Eligibility criteria for appearing in each year’s examination will be different and result will be declared year wise vacancies. Inspector Post Examination will there and that will be before PS Gr. B examination. Notification is expected soon.

B)   Revised recruitment rules of Assistant Manager MMS is said to be sent to Nodal Ministry for approval.

C)  For holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17, Directorate has already directed all Circles to keep the information ready. Only Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh circle has reported that their information is ready and waiting for the allotment of slot for submission of information by hand. As there was no response from remaining circles to Directorates letter dated 5/7/2016, reminder was issued on 22/8/2016 with a request to send required information by return of email. The information of 5 officers (who selected in regular DPC for the year 2015-16 vide memo No. 9-02/2015-SPG dated 10/11/2015) about their date of joining B cadre  is not reported by concerned circle to Postal Directorate despite series of reminders through email. Similarly, date of joining of 4 officers selected in supplementary DPC under Memo No. 9-02/2015(I)-SPG dated 9-6-2016 is also required at Directorate for updation of record and calculation of vacancies for ensuring DPC. GS has posted the details of these officers posted on this blog on 23/8/2016 with a request to ensure submission of information at once.

D)  Cadre restructuring issue also discussed and some inputs gathered which will help the Association at the time of finalisation of proposal at ensuing CWC.

E)   Directorate is working on representations received from IPs in connection with objection on gradation list of Inspector Posts 2001 and 2002. After finalization of these two years gradation list, remaining years gradation lists will be circulated.

F) JTS DPC file for the year 2016-17 is still at Directorate. After implementation of revised RRs of IPoS Gr.A cadre (which was circulated under memo No.4-10/2013-SPG dated 11th December 2014), some technical problems arised in calculation of correct vacancies. As on date 156 JTS Gr. A offices are available (working) against the sanction strength 151. To resolve this issue, the result of DPC of STS Gr. A cadre is expected by the end of this week. Nearly 20 to 22 officers are likely to be promoted to STS and technical resignation of 3 STS Officers is under process of acceptance and thereafter JTS DPC file with correct vacancy position is said to be submitted to UPSC.

   Full support and co-operation was found extended by the officers  of Directorate to CHQ team. CHQ thanks to all.

CS Karnataka and his team met with Secretary (Posts)

Shri Vasudeo Chatra President,  Manjunatha Hubballi Circle Secretary and IP/ASPs working in Bangaluru city of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, Karnataka Circle Branch met with Secretary (Posts) at Bangaluru on 22/8/2016 and handed over memorandum with a request to take up the issue to grant GP of Rs. 4600/- to Inspector Posts w. e. f. 1/1/2006 with Nodal Ministry/MoF. They also discussed other pending issues and Hon'ble Secretary (Posts) assured to look into it favorably. 


Circle Conference : Bihar Circle

39th Biennial Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Bihar Circle Branch and 23rd Biennial Circle Conference of Postal Officers' Association (India) Bihar Circle Branch were held on 21/8/2016 at Patna. Combined 'Open Session' of both  Associations held under one roof. Shri Rajiv Kumar made hat-trick for the post of Circle Secretary.  GS and CHQ Treasurer attend the conference. 

Following office bearers are elected for next two years. 

President           : Shri Nirmal Kumar Srivastava, ASP, Kishanganj, Purnia.

Circle Secretary : Shri Rajiv Kumar, ASP East Sub Division, Hajipur (Mobile No. 09431239170). 

Treasurer       : Shri Praveen Prasoon, IP North Sub Division, Muzaffarpur (Mobile No. 09472874007)