Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Postal Informations

The Department of Posts, which forms a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, is responsible for the planning, development, expansion of operation and maintenance of Postal Services in the country.  It also discharges certain agency functions in respect of Savings Bank and other Small Savings Schemes, collection of customs duty on Postal articles and disbursement of pension to Military and Railway pensioners, Family pension to Industrial Employees of Coal Mines etc. 

The Department administers Postal Life Insurance for the benefit of Postal, Telecom and other Central Govt. Employees and Employees of State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Nationalized Banks and Local bodies etc. Planning and Policy-making at Headquarters. The Postal Services Board is the apex management body of the Department, comprising the Chairman (who is also the Secretary, Department of Posts and Director General) and six Members.  The six members of the Board hold functional portfolios of Operations, Personnel,   PLI, HRD, Technology and Planning.  The Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor to the Department is a permanent invitee to the Board.  The Secretary, Postal Services Board, assists the Board.  Deputy Directors General, Directors and Assistant Directors General provide necessary support to the Board at the Headquarters. 
 
Postal Circles for providing postal services, the whole country has been divided in to 22 Postal circles extending postal services to 30 States and 6 UTs. Each circle is co-terminus with a State except (i) the North Eastern Circle, which comprises six North Eastern States, (ii) Maharashtra circle which includes Goa, (iii) West Bengal Circle includes Sikkim and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, (iv) Kerala circle includes the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and Mahe District of Puducherry (UT), (v) Punjab Circle includes the Union Territory of Chandigarh, (vi) Gujarat circle includes Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT), (vii) Andhra Pradesh Circle includes  Telangana State and (viii) Tamil Nadu Circle includes Union Territory of Puducherry ( Except Mahe District).
 
The Chief Postmaster General heads each Circle.  Each Circle is divided into Regions comprising groups of field units, called Divisions (Postal / RMS Divisions).  Each Region is headed by a Postmaster General.  In the Circles , DAP and Regions, there are other functional supporting logistics units like Circle Stamp Depots,  Postal Store Depots and Mail Motor Service.  
 
Army Postal Services Over and above these 22 Circles, the communication needs of the armed forces are catered to by the Base Circle.  Base Circle is headed by the Additional Director General, Army Postal Service.  The officer cadre of Army Postal Services is drawn on deputation from the Indian Postal Service.  75 % of the other ranks of the Army Postal Service are drawn from the Department of Posts and the remaining personnel are recruited by the Army. 
 
Operational Units :-There are 21 GPOs presently functioning in the country. They are:  Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh Circle), Guwahati (Assam Circle), Patna(Bihar), Delhi (Delhi), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Sri Nagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Ranchi (Jharkhand),Bangalore (Karnataka),Thiruvanantapuram (Kerala), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh),Mumbai (Maharashtra),Shillong(North East),Bhubaneswar Orissa), Chandigarh (Punjab), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Dehradun (Uttrakhand), Lucknow Uttar Pradesh) and Kolkata (West Bengal Circle).

Kausik chennai: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA), Ghaziabad is the Apex Training Institution and caters to the training needs of the managerial cadres of India Post. It conducts induction training of Indian Postal Service officers and mid-carrier training programmes for Indian Postal Service officers. It also conducts Induction Training for Gr.`B‟ officers besides some specialized need based training's on technology, Marketing and other fields of importance.  
 
There are six Postal Training Centers at Darbhanga, Guwahati, Madurai, Mysore, Saharanpur and Vadodra. These Training Centres cater to the training needs of Inspectorial cadre (Inspector Posts/Assistant Superintendents of Posts) and all Gr. `C‟ employees (Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. They also conduct induction training for the Inspector Posts and for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. 
 383 Workplace Training Centres (WTCs) in circles are operational.  These WTCs cater to the training needs of various categories of staff near their work place.
 
There are also 5 Zonal Training Centres (ZTCs) which cater to training needs of the Postal Accounts Personnel. Engineering wing comprising of Architectural, Civil and Electrical Engineering disciplines is entrusted with design and construction of all Major & Minor building projects and maintenance of buildings in the Department.
 

Digital India Week

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Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/headquarters from going abroad while on leave.

To view, DoPT OM dated 29-6-2015, please CLICK HERE.
 

Retirement in the month of June 2015

Following JTS Gr.A / PS Gr.B and ASP officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/6/2015

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Circle
1
Mahendra Kumar Shrivastava
SRM Jhansi
Uttar Pradesh
2
A.Ganesan
SSP Tiruchirapalli Division
Tamil Nadu
3
Ram Pal Singh
SSP Ghaziabad Division
Uttar Pradesh
4
S. Basakaran
SSP Vudhachalam Division
Tamil Nadu
5
R. Thiraviraj
SP Shrirangam Division
Tamil Nadu
6
N. Prakash Rao
SP Ananthpur Division
Andhra Pradesh
7
K. M. Parmar
SP Patan Division
Gujarat
8
C. L. Verma
APMG (TG) CO Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
9
Yashpal Singh
DDM (PLI) CO Jaipur
Rajasthan
10
Govind Singh
SSP Aligarh Division
Uttar Pradesh
11
Yudhishthira Sharma
SSP Delhi North Division
Delhi
12
M. I. Hyderi
SSP Hoshingabad Div
Madhya Pradesh
13
S. R. Singh
AD RO Gorakhpur
Uttar Pradesh
14
P. Siddaiah
AD RO Hyderabad  
Andhra Pradesh
15
Shri Murlidhar Sethi
Manager Printing Press Bhubaneshwar
Odisha
16
Jayakrishna Jena
SP Balangir Division
Odisha
17
S. K. Thakur
SP Banaskantha Div
Gujarat
18
Ms R. Selvarani
SSP Coimbatore Div
Tamil Nadu
19
R. Azhagumalal
SP PSD Tiruchirapalli
Tamil Nadu
20
R. C. Verma
AD RO Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh
21
S. S. Yadav
Sr.PM Gorakhpur HO
Uttar Pradesh
22
I. N. Naikvadi
PM (HSG-I) Kolhapur HO
Maharashtra
23
T. Krishana
ASP Hyderabad Division
Andhra Pradesh
24
K. V. Thimmanna
SP Mandya Division
Karnataka
 
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.
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

CAT Case : Upgradation of GP of Inspector Posts....updates!!!

It is to inform to all members of this Association that, as per the decision taken in CWC held at Shirdi (Maharashtra), OA No. 289/13 which was filed at Ernakulam Bench by the following applicants is now posted for final hearing on 21/7/2015.  

Applicants :

1. All India Association of Inspector Posts & Assistant Superintendents Posts, represented by Vilas Ingale, S/o the late Shri Sopan Ingale,

2.  Permanand Kumar, S/o the late Yugal Kishore Prasad,
         
3.  Niranjan Kumar, S/o Shri Suresh Prasad Sah,
         
Respondents :
                  
1.Union of India represented by its Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi 110 001.

2. Secretary, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110 001.

3. Director General of Posts, Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

Results of the Examination for promotion of LGOs to the cadre of PAs/SAs held on 23.11.2014 - Karnataka / Maharashtra Circle

To view the copy of result of Karnataka Circle, please CLICK HERE. 

To view the copy of result of Maharashtra Circle, please CLICK HERE. 

A concise introduction of pay commissions for CG Employees

Central Pay Commissions and Central Government Employees…

Generally, Central Government Employees who works in different ministries and departments under the Central Government, play major roles in the smooth functioning of the country. Employees under different departments work so hard to maintain law and order, stabilizing the economy, security to the people and defending our nation from enemies. Even though they are not large in numbers, their work during major crisis like natural calamities, earthquake and floods, stands apart. They are even asked to work 24 hours a day on all working days during emergencies. Our Defence Forces have done breathtaking efforts and marvellous work to evacuate Indian citizens from foreign countries which are under civil wars. They are bold enough to cross the border of our neighbouring country to fight against terrorists who had earlier ambushed and killed our security forces. Everyone must be proud of our defence forces for their bravery and skills.

Students after completing their tough academic career in different streams, keeps their first preference to get a government job. Though the pay packages are lower than multinational companies, they think that government jobs give more security to them.

As everyone knows that the pay and allowances for the central government employees are fixed by the central government as per the recommendations of Central Pay Commissions (CPCs). The central government constitutes Pay Commissions by appointing highly placed personalities as Chairman and Members. The commission then studies the economic conditions, day today difficulties of employees, their ideas etc., and give its recommendations to revise pay packages for the employees in every ten years. The commission submits its recommendations to the central government and the government in turn, takes final decision to implement the Pay Commission. Usually, the commission is given 18 months time to submit its report on the recommendations on pay revision:

PAY COMMISSIONS:

1) The First Pay Commission was appointed on May 1946, and it submitted its report in May 1947.

2) The Second CPC was appointed on August 1957, and it submitted its report in August 1959.

3) The Third CPC was appointed on April 1970, and it submitted its report in March 1973.

4) The Fourth CPC was appointed on June 1983, and three reports were submitted in June 1986, December 1986 and May 1987 respectively.

5) The Fifth CPC was appointed on April 1994, and submitted its report in January 1997.

6) The Sixth CPC was appointed on October 2004, and submitted its report in March 2008.

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION:

The Seventh Central Pay Commission was constituted on the 28th of February 2014 under the Chairmanship of Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, Shri Vivek Rae as full time member and Smt. Meena Aggarwal as Secretary. The Commission has been given 18 months from the date of its constitution to make its recommendations.

From the date of its constitution, the commission travelled all over the country meeting different delegates, officers, trade union leaders, associations, employees etc., under different departments to take stock of the economic conditions faced by the employees and the impact of rising prices of essential commodities on them.

Finally, the Chairman of the 7th CPC in their final meeting with the National Council JCM, has said that Commission will submit its report to the Central Government in September 2015. Points regarding the implementation of the 7th CPC were discussed. The Chairman denied any proposal to implement the recommendations from 01.01.2014 and said that the revised pay structures and recommendations will be implemented from 01.01.2016.

Let us hope for the best!!!

Govt mulls increasing eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000

Central Government is considering to increase the eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000.

According to media source, the Central is going to give a green signal to the much awaited decision to raise eligibility limit of bonus from Rs.10000 to 21000. And the calculation ceiling also hike from Rs.3,500 to Rs.7,000

The payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance 2007 according to which section 12 of the payment of Bonus Act 1965 had been amended raising the ceiling for calculation purpose from salary of Rs. 2500/-P.M. to Rs. 3500/-P.M. w.e.f. 01.04.2006. And also amended the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 to raise the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 10000/- per month.

Bonus ceiling limit

Central Government employees are regularly given Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB). Each department announces its bonus days in the month of September. But, since there was an upper limit, only small amounts were given as bonuses. CG Employees Federations all over the country were demanding that the limits should be raised.

Source : Central Govt. Employees News Portal

Empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

Department of Health and Family Welfare issued lot of amendment orders from time to time(12.11.2014 & 10.02.2015, 24.02.2015, 12.05.2015 and 24.6.2015) regarding the empanelment of hospitals under CGHS. In continuation of this Department OM dated 1.10.2014, an additional list of hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) have also been empanelled under CGHS in Delhi & NCR w.e.f. 24.06.2015.

G.I., Min. of HFW, Dept. of H & FW, O.M.No.S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC), dated 24.6.2015

Subiect: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

In continuation of this Directorate’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 01.10.2014 on the above mentioned subject, it is to convey that in addition to the list of the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories already empanelled, the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories as per the list attached have also been empanelled under CGHS in Delhi & NCR w.e.f. 24.06.2015. The newly empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories may be treated as included in the existing list of empanelled health care organizations under CGHS on same terms and conditions as have been indicated in the Office Memorandum dated 01.10.2014.


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Tatkal booking likely to get easier – IRCTC

“Attempts are being made to simplify the extremely popular Tatkal reservation system.”

Tatkal booking is a blessing in disguise for train travelers who urgently need tickets, but the process of booking tickets on this system could be a constant source of irritation. Though plenty of reasons are attributed to it, the main grouse is the slow server connectivity and the IRCTC website’s inability to handle multiple user load.

Addressing this issue, Sandeep Dutta, the Chief Public Relation Officer of IRCTC, which is a sister concern of the Indian Railways, said, “All over the country, more than ten lakh tickets are reserved everyday, of which about 50% is booked through IRCTC.

“On the Tatkal system, between 10 AM and 12 PM, nearly 1.5 lakh tickets are booked everyday on the IRCTC website. In the beginning the website server was able to book only 7000 tickets per minute. Now, it has been raised to 14,000 e-
tickets per minute.

“When users all over the country try to reserve tickets on Tatkal at the same time, the website crashes due to the overload. This has constantly been a huge challenge for IRCTC. Despite the fact that IRCTC has given a number of facilities, its reputation suffers due to this.

To tackle this problem, IRCTC decided to purchase five new world-class Singapore-based servers. These servers will be added to the main IRCTC server in another ten days. User capacity will increase from 14,000 to 24,000 per minute maximum. There will not be any website crash after that.

So, Tatkal reservation is going to become much more user-friendly.

Age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D), dated 29.6.2015

Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:

(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;

(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and

(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.

2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:

(i) Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a)
blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.

(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.

(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.

(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No.36035/3/2004-Estt (Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.

(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.

(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.

3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.

4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Retirement in the month of June 2015

Following JTS Gr.A / PS Gr.B and ASP officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/6/2015

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Circle
1
Mahendra Kumar Shrivastava
SRM Jhansi
Uttar Pradesh
2
A.Ganesan
SSP Tiruchirapalli Division
Tamil Nadu
3
Ram Pal Singh
SSP Ghaziabad Division
Uttar Pradesh
4
S. Basakaran
SSP Vudhachalam Division
Tamil Nadu
5
R. Thiraviraj
SP Shrirangam Division
Tamil Nadu
6
N. Prakash Rao
SP Ananthpur Division
Andhra Pradesh
7
K. M. Parmar
SP Patan Division
Gujarat
8
C. L. Verma
APMG (TG) CO Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
9
Yashpal Singh
DDM (PLI) CO Jaipur
Rajasthan
10
Govind Singh
SSP Aligarh Division
Uttar Pradesh
11
Yudhishthira Sharma
SSP Delhi North Division
Delhi
12
M. I. Hyderi
SSP Hoshingabad Div
Madhya Pradesh
13
S. R. Singh
AD RO Gorakhpur
Uttar Pradesh
14
P. Siddaiah
AD RO Hyderabad  
Andhra Pradesh
15
Shri Murlidhar Sethi
Manager Printing Press Bhubaneshwar
Odisha
16
Jayakrishna Jena
SP Balangir Division
Odisha
17
S. K. Thakur
SP Banaskantha Div
Gujarat
18
Ms R. Selvarani
SSP Coimbatore Div
Tamil Nadu
19
R. Azhagumalal
SP PSD Tiruchirapalli
Tamil Nadu
20
R. C. Verma
AD RO Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh
21
S. S. Yadav
Sr.PM Gorakhpur HO
Uttar Pradesh
22
I. N. Naikvadi
PM (HSG-I) Kolhapur HO
Maharashtra
23
T. Krishana
ASP Hyderabad Division
Andhra Pradesh
24
K. V. Thimmanna
SP Mandya Division
Karnataka


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.