Friday, July 13, 2018

Circle Conference of AIAIASP, Uttar Pradesh on 01.07.2018.

Biennial Circle Conference of AIAIASP, Uttar Pradesh was held on 01.07.2018.Following ASP/IP were elected as Office bearer for next two years.

President                           :  Sri B.K.Sharma, ASRM, Allahabad

Circle Secretary                :  Sri N.K.Dubey, ASP, Rampur

Treasurer                          :   Sri D.B.Pandey, ASRM, Kanpur


Chq Congratulates the office bearer and wishes best of luck for next term.

Circle Conference of AIAIASP, Chhatisgarh Circle on 01.07.2018

Biennial Circle Conference of AIAIASP, Chhatisgarh was held on 01.07.2018.  Following ASP/IP were elected as office bearer for next two years :

President            :             Sri L.N.Mahto, IP, Bilaspur West Sub Division.

Circle Secretary :             Sri Neeraj Kumar,IP, Bikunthpur Sub Division.

Treasurer           :              Sri A.K.Anant, IP Bijapur Sub Division.

CHQ congratulate the office bearer and wishes best of luck for next term.

List of Holidays During The year 2019 for Administrative offices of Central Government Locate at Delhi/New Delhi

Transport allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

File IncomeTax return on or before 31st July or pay hefty fee

Those who are mandated  and salaried individuals( And pensioners)  who have to file return of income should file it on or before 31st July to avoid late fine.  Those whose total income before allowing any chapter VIA deductions(80C to 80U) and exemption mandatory even if there is no tax payable. If they file the return after 31 July but before 31st December, late filing fee u/s 234f will be Rs5000/-. If  the return  is filed after31st December but before 31st March,late fee will be Rs10000.00. This fee is introduced for the returns filed for F.Y. 2017-2018 onwards.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Regarding cadre Restructuring of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent of Post offices

All Circle Secretary/ Chq office bearers and IP and ASPs working in COs are requested to submit the requisite information before due date. All should help CO administration for collection of information.

IP/ASP cadre restructuring- reg.



Convening of DPC for promotion to the Postal Service Group'B' cadre for the year 2017-2018and onwards- reg.









Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Child Care Leave- Regardingh

Friday, June 22, 2018

Regarding holding of Departmental Promotion Committee for promotion to PS Group B post for the year 2017 & 2018


No. CHQ/AIAIASP/2018-2020/14.                                                                                       22.06.2018.
To,
The Secretary Posts
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001.

Sub :  Regarding holding of Departmental Promotion Committee for promotion to PS Group B post for the year 2017 & 2018.

Sir,
               
With due respect kindly refer to this association letter no. CHQ/AIAIASP/Pending/2017 dated 19.02.2018 & 16.03.2018, CHQ/AIAIASP/DPS-PS Gr B/2017 dated 19.02.2018 &  CHQ/AIAIASP/ 2018-2020/03 dated 15.03.2018  regarding holding of Departmental Promotion Committee for promotion to PS Group B posts for the year 2017 and for the year 2018. The members of our Association are highly demotivated due to inordinate delay in convening of DPC for the seniority quota for the year 2017 and 2018.

                As per the provisions of the Postal Services Group B Recruitment ( Amendment) Rules 1993, 75% of the total PS Group B posts are to be filled by promotion from amongst Inspectors of Post Offices and RMS offices and the remaining 19% of the vacancies are to be  filled on the basis of a departmental competitive examination from amongst Inspectors of POs and RMS having 5 years of regular service in the grade and remaining 6% of the vacancies  are to be filled up from  General line officials. Eventually after a gap of more than 1 year & 3 months the department declared the results of the PS Group B held on 18.12.2016. The members apprehend that there would not be any further vacancies to be announced in the 75% DPC quota in the coming two to three years which would delay their legitimate promotional scope.

                The Directorate has also implemented the judgement of Hon’ble Tribunal of Hyderabad dated 10.03.2015 in OA 554/2013,which was subsequently upheld by Hon’ble High Court Hyderabad in WP25931/2015 and by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India In SLP(C) 24725/2017 which has  permanently closed the promotional opportunity of Senior ASPOs who are due for promotion under Seniority Quota. It can be seen  that only few ASPs belonging to 1993 year IP batch have been promoted to PS GR “B” post till date and remaining IPs of 1993 and thereafter are the affected  ones.

                It is bitter truth that even after a lapse of 25 years, IPs of 1993 batch are not promoted, which  reflects  skewed process of promotion to the cadre of IPs/ASPs.  The Association  emphatically request that immediate action may kindly be taken for convening of DPC meeting for seniority quota vacancies to the promotion of PSS Group B and cause early issue of orders. It is also requested that at any point of time , the seniority quota vacancies should NOT be utilised for examination quota.

                It is humbly requested to do  the needful for early convening of DPC meeting and for issue of orders of promotion to the cadre of PS Group “B”.
                                                                                                                    Your Sincerely
                                                                                                            (Rajiv Kumar)
                                                                                                            General Secretary


Regarding withdrawal of guidelines for allotment/re allotment of Postal Service Group “B” officers from one Circle/Unit to other Circle/Unit and restoration old transfer policy.

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/2018-2020/13.                                                          18.06.2018.
To,
The Director General(Posts)
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001.

Subject : Regarding withdrawal of guidelines for allotment/re allotment of Postal Service Group “B” officers from one Circle/Unit to other Circle/Unit and restoration of old transfer policy.
Respected Madam,
             With due respect the association likes to draw your kind attention on the “Revised guidelines to be followed on allotment/re-allotment of Postal Service Group ‘B’ officers from one Circle/Unit  to other Circle/Unit issued vide Dte circular No-9-23/2014-SPG dated 18-05-2018.The following points are placed below  for sympathetic consideration and necessary action:-
1-That a policy on allotment of PS Group ‘B’ officers was in vogue since 23-03-2017 which has been amended on 18-05-2018 without operating the earlier guidelines. This guideline was in operation since 15-09-2014 and was amended after three years after taking into the considerations of welfare of the employees. It is surprisingly to mention that the policy issued on 23-03-2017 has been changed suddenly without inviting suggestions, views, and comments from stake holders, Head of circles and from the Association. It was in vogue to invite suggestions, views comments from the representatives to invoke such policies for the sake of employees and employers. The earlier policy issued on 23-03-2017 was welcomed by the association and its members as it was issued to accommodate the PS Group ‘B officers to their home Circle upto the extent possible and if not possible with respect to available vacancy in the particular Circle the officer will be allotted to nearby Circle. This policy has a positive aspect for the members/officers and it was felt that department is thinking for the welfare of their employees and setting up a rotation to create a good environment of working.
2. It is mention that the promotion of the PS Group ‘B’ cadre comes from the feeder cadre of IP/ASP who after serving more than 20-25 years and after reaching more than 40-45 years of age get this opportunity. We know that the age above 45 is vulnerable in every aspect where there is huge liability coming from all corners in terms of education of growing children, mental and physical support of old aged parents and health issues of spouse and self. The officer posted near the home town Division/Region able to manage all these affairs in emergent situations, but in the present policy guideline it would not be possible at all to address the situations as per need effectively.  It is also worth to mention that an employee cannot said to have been a sound state a mind to deliver excellence devoted towards goal and objective of the department where there is un-stability, unsound condition of his family emerging from distant transfer liability. The family comprising of sons, daughters and old age ailing parents are often need a support of bread earner and spearhead of family.
3. The other point of this policy is to spare away the officer for three odd years from their root on the ground to meet the need for striking balance between requirement of the organizations and the personal aspiration of the officers. It is worth to mention that the basic idea has not substantially addressed on various aspect. So far as the aspirations of the officers are concerned it cannot overlap over the basic need of family maintenance within a good and dignified manner. So far as the requirement of the organization is concerned every officer /employee is devoted to the development of the department and dislocation at such point to such officers will not serve any purpose but to hamper the requirement of the organization. He will not be fully prepared to deliver cent percent in the dislocated area. We know that every dislocation has cascading effect cast a hardship to everyone and invite unforeseen problems.
4.  The present policy  state to focus on feeder cadre for promotion to JTS of IPOs Group ‘A’ and here are expected to get exposure by working in different Circle/Unit but it does not appears realistic because it  equate with the avenues ,potentials enthusiasm of nascent entrant of Direct recruited officer in IPOs cadre. There is basic difference between officer of Direct recruit and promotes, as former has to develop and grow as an officer in the department with least count of liabilities blessed with new age, innovative ideas, new avenues and rising future but the latter with huge quantum of liabilities followed by the fast ageing, health issues, family affairs and least count of feather to fly  nearly at the stage to set down in the horizon of avenues. It is worth to mention that so far as exposure in other Circle are concerned every Circle is full of exposure have potential to lead. If we throw light on the geographical situations of the some large Circles like U.P, M.P. Maharastra, Bihar, W.B., Rajsthan A.P. Tamilnadu, etc. forms a   Circle within a Circle  in terms of language ,accessibility of postal network a vast postal network  inviting challenges before department to implement its policies. There is always a challenge, exposure to work in such a Circle in different capacities. If one can be allotted to U.P. Circle where there is seven regions and normal policy guideline of tenure transfer applies for 2 to 3 years one person with left out service of 15 to 20 years cannot be able to get opportunity to serve in the same region.
5. As the new policy has been issued in the month of May 2018 and if it is implemented for his academic session it would be against the model transfer guidelines. As per existing practice it was in vogue to invite request for choice station for posting and this process should be initiated well in advance so that it may be processed in the month of March to April and transferee would able to settle his family and get admission to their ward for the current session but as per scenario it would not be possible to implement it. If the department will implement the new policy of transfer to another Circle in the mid- session it would be detrimental to the interest of the officer and thereby they will suffer a lot.
6. It is mention that the supplementary result of LDCE of PS group ‘B’  for the year 2012 was declared on 26.02.2018 and result of examination held on 18.12.2016 was  declared on 10-04-2018 after a long hurdles and at the time of its declaration the transfer and promotion policy was in existence which was issued in the year 2017.As such the allotment and promotion of newly passed officers may be operated as per existing policy of 2017.There is no viable justification  to amend this policy in a haste to dislocate a lot number of officer in this year and in the coming years.
               It is therefore requested  kindly to review the complications described in the foregoing paras and consider sympathetically the pitiable condition of the officer and withdraw the new policy guideline issued on 18-05-2018 and issue allotment of newly promoted PS Group ‘B’ officers as per guidelines issued  on 23.03.2017.
                                                                                                                                          Your Sincerely
    
                                                                                                                                                (Rajiv Kumar)
                                                                                                                                                General Secretary.

Expected Dearness Allowance from July 2018

One of the important allowance for Central Government Employees is Dearness Allowance, always there are some expectations for Dearness Allowance percentage. Central Government will revise the DA twice in a year, on 1st January and 1st July. DA is a fully taxable allowance.

Central Government increased 2 per cent dearness allowance from the January 2018, so employees received 7 percent dearness allowance from the existing 5 percent.

expected da july 2018

Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario— reg.

Subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th cPc and issuance of CCS(RP) Rules 2016, the system of running Pay Bands and Grade Pays have been replaced by pay matrix. Accordingly, in partial modification of  OM No. 6/1/2013-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 19.09.2013, the President is pleased to revise the rates of special increment granted in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants, for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, as indicated in Column 5 of Annexure. For detail kindly click the link Memorandumhttps://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/sports%20OM%20pdf.pdf

DAP(s) to monitor transactions of post office on daily basis and issue advisory for incorrect transactions

Promotion and Postings in Postal Service Group "B" Cadre - Directorate Order.dtd 14.06.2018




Reimbursement of Accommodation charges for stay in Hotels as per CCS (Travelling Allowance) Rules -reg.,

PROVISION OF TELEPHONE FACILITIES AND REIMBURSEMENTS TO OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

PROVISION OF TELEPHONE FACILITIES AND REIMBURSEMENTS TO OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA https://drive.google.com/file/d/1km8FsXTxv8o5l-HdWah-FnnQP4RBkGxP/view?usp=sharing

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

38th AIAIASP, Bihar Biennial Circle Conference..

38th Biennial Circle conference of AIAIASP Bihar was held on 02/03.06.2018 in Hotel Lemon Tree, South of Gandhi Maidan, Patna. Following ASP/IP were elected at office bearer for next two year : 

President    : Sri Nirmal Kumar Srivastava, ASP(VP), O/O The C.P.M.G. Patna M. No. 09934892866

Circle Secretary : Sri Anil Kumar, ASP(S-C) Sub Division, Patna. Mobile NO. 09470669675

Treasurer           :  Sri Navin Kumar, ASP, Nawadha.                       Mobile No. 09431043900


General Secretary Sri Rajiv Kumar and CHQ Treasurer Sri Praveen Prasoon  attended the conference.

CHQ congratulate the office bearers and wishes best of luck for next term 

38th AIAIASP Karnataka Biennial Circle Conference

38th Biennial Circle conference of AIAIASP, Karnataka Circle was held on 26-27.05.2018 at Hill View Resort, Basavanpura Villagae, Mayaganahalli Post, Ramnagara Tq  & District -562128.  Following  ASP/IP were elected as office bearers :

President               :  Sri Hasabi.H.B., ASP( West Sub Division) Vijayapura Mobile No. 09449768549

Circle Secretary    :   Sri Sreenivas M.J., ASP(R), O/O  Channapatna.  Moble No. 09449043722

Treasurer               :    Sri Shrinath N.B.  ASP(South Sub Division)  Udaupi.

CHQ President: Sri G.Manjunath Hubbali and  General Secretary  Sri Rajiv Kumar attended the conference.

CHQ congratulate the office bearers and wishes best of luck for next term 

Admissibility of air fare for children below the age of 5 years of the Government servants non-entitled to travel by air on LTC

Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Office memorandum No. 31011/3/2016-Estt.A-IV dated 16th May, 2018 regarding Admissibility of air fare for children below the age of 5 years of the Government servants non- entitled to travel by air in LTC.  Pl click the link for detail : http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2847

Selection for the post of Senior Instructor, PTC, Vadodara

Director, Postal Training Center, Vadodra invites application  in the prescribed proforma from volunteers to work as Sr. Inspector.
For detail click the linkhttp://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2849

Monday, May 28, 2018

GS visited Dte....

GS along with P. Ajith Kumar (Vice President), Sri Permanand ( OGS) and others met with the officers of the Dte. in the chamber of Ms. Achla Bhtanagar, Member (P). In the said meeting Ms. Manju Kumar, DDG(P) and Ms Smriti Sharan, DDG(Estt) were also present. All the matters were discussed in detail. 

 Holding of DPC and LDCE for promotion to the cadre PS Gr. B for the year 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 : Dte. is working on it and as assured  by DDG(P) list of zone of consideration will be issued within 15 days.

2. Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre : Dte is working on it and outcome will come  within two to three month.

3. Issue of Final combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the  year 2001 and 2002. Also from the year 2003 onwards : Final combined seniority list of Inspector Post cadre for the year 2001 and 2002 will be issued within a month. Further Dte. is also working on issue of Combined gradation list from 2003 onward. DDG(P) assured that  the gradation list from 2003 onward  will be  issued in next two months after issue of Combined gradation list of 2001 and 2002.

4. Non Implementation of orders of Directorate issued under No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017 by which the Grade pay of Inspector Of Posts has been upgraded to Rs. 4600/- (PB-2) w.e.f 01.01.2006. : In respect of Up gradation of pay file is pending with MOF from 20.04.2018.

5. Issue of clarification to Circles on drawal of one increment one promotion to ASP cadre during the period from 01.01.2006 to 31.12.2015, as ASP Posts carries higher responsibility than Inspector Posts : Clarification has been sought from MOF after receipt of the clarification instructions will be issued.

6. Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre. Few circles are not relieving the IPs despite issue of orders of concerned circles : Needful  action will be taken as assured by DDG(P).

7. Holding of periodical meeting with Hon'ble Secretary (Posts) :Needful  action will be taken.

8. Clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head :Needful  action will be taken.

9. Allotment of passed candidates of LDCE of PS Gr. B cadre held in 2012 & 18.12.2016 : They assured to issue the allotment order for the Candidates selected through LDCE 2012 supplementary result within a fortnight. As regards to the the candidates selected through LDCE conducted on 18.12.2016,  the allotment process is in progress and will be finalized after the allotment of LDCE 2012 supplementary results.

Apart from the above following issues were also discussed :

a) Issue of Inspection Questionnaire : Revised Inspection Questionnaire for HO is ready and will be issued very shortly.

b) Role Of ASP/IP  in IPPB : DDG(P) assured that the matter will be discussed with the IPPB  to have the clarity and justification regarding involvement of   ASP/IP  in IPPB work. Association requested for minimum involvement of ASP/IP in IPPB related activities as they have their own establishment.

c) Clarification on MACP : DDG(Esst) assured to look into the matter and will issue clarification shortly.

d) Training of ASP/IP on all new projects : DDG(P) assured that she will take up the matter with Training Division.


Informal meeting with DG (Posts) with the representatives of IP/ASP Association


 No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Pending/2018                                                28-05-2018
To,
Ms. Meera Handa
Director General,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Informal meeting with DG (Posts) with the representatives of IP/ASP Association.  
Respected Madam,  

We would like to bring to your kind attention to my letter of even number dated 16-03-2018 addressed to your honour whereby it was requested to intervene in the pending issues concerned to the members of Association, but till date following issues are not resolved. This association will feel obliged your intervention on how best to get these long pending issues and other issues settled immediately. 

S. No.
Pending issues
1
Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre
2
Issue of final combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002. Also from the year 2003 onwards. 
3
Holding of DPC and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19
4
Non implementation of orders of Directorate issued under No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017 by which the Grade Pay of Inspector of Posts has been upgraded to Rs. 4600/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01.01.2006

Issue of clarification to Circles on drawal of one increment one promotion to ASP Cadre during the period from 01.01.2006 to 31.12.2015, as ASP Posts carries higher responsibility than Inspector Posts
5
Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre. Few circles are not relieving the IPs despite issue of orders by the concerned Circles.  
6
Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts).
7
Clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head
8
Allotment of passed candidates of  LDCE of PS Gr. B cadre held in 2012 & 2016
         
Madam, the above pending issues can only be settled in much better way on your kind and dynamic approach for resolving the issues concerning IP/ASPs.

             With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,


(Rajiv Kumar)
General Secretary

               

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Promotion/Transfer/posting of a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officer of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'




COACHING CLASSES FOR AAO EXAMINATION

COACHING CLASSES FOR AAO EXAMINATION

1. With reference to the CAT, Kolkata Judgement, the Department has ordered not to give effect to the AAO Exam notifications dated 04.04.2018 and 19.04.2018.

2. Anyhow we are conducting AAO coaching classes as already communicated  below:

First     Session- 13.05.2018 to 20.05.2018
Second Session- 03.06.2018 to 10.06.2018
Third    Session- 17.06.2018 to 24.06.2018
Fourth Session – 08.07.2018 to 15.07.2018

3.  With reference to our previous circular no. 04 dated 03.05.2018,  many numbers of requests were received and noted for Fourth Session for the period from 08.07.2018 to 15.07.2018.

4. Hence it is requested not to send any further requests which can not be entertained. If any further class is available, it will be intimated in the month of July / 2018.

5. Study materials mentioned in the Annexure B are under active preparation. The study materials will be ready soon and detailed instructions will be displayed in SA POST website on 21.04.2018.

6. For further details,  please contact

Shri. P.Karunanithy, B.Sc., Retired SPOs : Cell number : 094433 29681 and

Shri. M.Bakthavatsalam. M.A. B.L., Retired SSPOs Cell number: 075984 8105

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Circle Conference - Rajasthan Branch.

Biennial Circle Conference of Rajasthan Branch  was held on 15.04.2018 at Ajmer. The following members are once again re-elected as President and Circle Secretary unanimously by august house.

1. President  : Mr Bhupendra Parashar, ASP(HQ), Jaipur Division.

2.  Circle Secretary :  Mr. J.K. Hingorani , ASP(Manager-NSH-SP) Ajmer.








Minister of Communication, Sri Manoj Sinha launches Darpan to facilitate digital services in rural post offices

NEW DELHI : The Central Government on Tuesday launched Digital Advancement of Rural Post office for a New India or Darpan program at an outlay of Rs 1,300 Crore, under the ambitious IT modernization initiative to facilitate 1.29 branch post offices in rural India for digital transactions and online Postal Services.

The initiative, kicked off by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha, would include provision of handheld devices with cellular or SIM connectivity.

The mega program of the  Department of Posts(DoP) would enable a range of digital services inline with Prime Minister Narendra MOdi's prestigious Digital India Umbrella progrm to accelerate service delivery to all Indians.

As a result of changes we are making in our post offices, I believe our citizens will see a new face of our postal system,"Sinha said.

Calendar of Decentralized Examinations-2018-2019

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Combined Master List in respect of PS Gr.B Exam 2012-13 to 2016-17 - Result declared on 10.04.2018


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Steps taken for smooth functioning of POSB Operations and prevention of frauds in CBS Offices

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Charges for Aadhaar Services in Post Office



Aadhaar Service Charges exclusive of GST is noted in the banner.

FREE:
New Enrolment
Mandatory Biometric update of Children

Rs.25 + GST 18% for

Other Biomatric update
Demographic update
Rs.10+GST 18% for
Find Aadhar + Black and White Printout
Rs.20+GST18%

Find Aadhar + color Printout

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

RESULT OF LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO THE CADRE OF PS GR'B' FOR THE YEAR 2012-2013 TO 2016-2017


FOR DETAIL RESULT PL CLICK THE BELOW LINK
http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2781

Extension of IPPB Master Training at PTC, Madhurai upto 15.04.2018 - reg.


No. CHQ/AIAIASP/2018-2020/08.                                                                              Dated : 10.04.2018.
To,
The Secretary Posts
Department of Posts 
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001.

Subject :  Extension of IPPB Master Training upto 15.04.2018- reg.



Respected Sir,
               
                 Consequent upon the declaration of holiday on 14.04.2018 on the eve of Dr. Ambedkar Birthday, the IPPB Master Trainers’ Training scheduled from 09.04.2018 to 14.04.2018 has been extended by Directorate upto 15.04.2018(Sunday).

                It is to mention that in Postal Training, Madhurai the trainees from  Tramilnadu and Kerala Circle are undergoing IPPB Master Training. The Tamil new  year is celebrated in Tamilnadu on 14.04.2018 and the Vishu festival is celebrated in Kerala on 15.04.2018. Both are auspicious   day for the trainees of Tamilnadu and Kerala.

                Hence, it is requested, kindly issue necessary instruction  to complete the training  by 13.04.2018 itself by extending the class hours everyday so as to help the trainees  to join with their  families on these auspicious days. It is heard that in PTC, Guwahati the same training is going on and  Directorate has granted permission to complete the said training on 13.04.2018 itself on the eve of  celebration of Bihu festival.
                 For this, this Association shall ever be grateful.

                                                                                                                                                Your Sincerely

                                                                                                                                                (Rajiv Kumar)
                                                                                                                                                General Secretary.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Result declared of long awaited PSS GR"B

PSS Gr B  result declared. list awaited

Finance Ministry Approved Linking of IPPB Accounts with POSB Accounts

Around 340 million post office savings account holders will be able to avail a full- fledged digital banking service from May as the governments has approved linking such accounts with that of India Post Payments Bank(IPPB)

''The finance ministry has approved linking of savings bank accounts at post offices with IPPB accounts. This will enable post office account holders to transfer money from their account to any bank accounts....," an official source told PTI.

The 340 million savings accounts comprise 170 million post office savings Bank accounts and rest are those  subscribed monthly income scheme, recurring deposits etc.

The move also paves the way for creating of country's largest banking network as India Post has plans to link all 155,000 post office branches with the IPPB.

India Post has started core banking service but it offers money transfer service within post office savings bank(POSB) accounts.

''IPPB is governed by Reserve Bank of India and banking service of post offices comes under the finance ministry. IPPB customers can use NEFT, RTGS and other money transfer services as  available for any banking customers. Once POSB accounts are linked with IPPB, Customers will be able to enjoy all money transfer service like other banks,"the source said.

He said that by May, India Post will give option to POSB account customer to avail this facility.

"The service will be optional. If post office account holders opt for it, their account will be linked to their IPPB account," the source said.

As per an official statement issued earlier, India Post plans to start functioning of all 650 IPPB branches from this month. All 650 branches will be connected to smaller post offices in the districts.

''IPPB branches and all the access points will be linked to postal network which has 155000 post offices in total. Out of this, 103,000 branches are in rural area," the source said.

With 155,000 branches, India Post will be able to create country's largest baking network.

" In the second phase, starting September, account holders in post office will have an option to pay for post office products from their IPPB accounts including deposit money for Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, recurring deposits, Speed Post, etc,"he said.

Also, the IPPB will start registering merchants who will accept payment from its customer with help of application. The IPPB customers will be able to make payments to various merchants like grocery store, tickets etc with help of their app, the source said.

Withholding of Annual Increment if not meet MACP or Promotion Benchmark

The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service  

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 568
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

                                                    Pay Commission Reports                                                                                                                             JOSE K. MANI

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-   
(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;
b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and
(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
A Statement is laid on the Table of the House
Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 568 dated 06.04.2018 raised by Shri Jose K. Mani regarding Pay Commission Reports
(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.
(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

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Post office savings account customers can soon avail full digital banking service

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) Around 34-crore post office savings account holders will be able to avail a full-fledged digital banking service from May as the government has approved linking such accounts with that of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).
"The finance ministry has approved linking of savings bank accounts at post offices with IPPB accounts. This will enable post office account holders to transfer money from their account to any bank accounts...," an official source told PTI.
The 34 crore savings accounts comprise 17 crore post office savings bank accounts and rest are those subscribed monthly income scheme, recurring deposits etc.
The move also paves the way for creating of countrys largest banking network as India Post has plans to link all 1.55 lakh post office branches with the IPPB.
India Post has has started core banking service but it offers money transfer service within post office savings bank (POSB) accounts.
"IPPB is governed by Reserve Bank of India and banking service of post offices comes under the finance ministry. IPPB customers can use NEFT, RTGS and other money transfer services as available for any banking customers. Once POSB accounts are linked with IPPB, customers will be able to enjoy all money transfer service like other banks," the source said.
He said that by May, India Post will give option to POSB account customers to avail this facility.
"The service will be optional. If post office account holders opt for it, their account will be linked to their IPPB account," the source said.
As per an official statement issued earlier, India Post plans to start functioning of all 650 IPPB branches from this month. All 650 branches will be connected to smaller post offices in the districts.
"IPPB branches and all the access points will be linked to postal network which has 1.55 lakh post offices in total. Out of this, 1.3 lakh branches are in rural area," the source said.
With 1.55 lakh branches, India Post will be able to create countrys largest banking network.
"In the second phase, starting September, account holders in post office will have an option to pay for post office products from their IPPB accounts including deposit money for Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, recurring deposits, speed post, etc," he said.
Also, the IPPB will start registering merchants who will accept payment from its customer with help of application. The IPPB customers will be able to make payments to various merchants like grocery store, tickets etc with help of their app, the source said. PTI PRS MKJ