Sunday, April 23, 2017

Circle Conference : Himachal Pradesh Circle

It has been reported by Rattan Chand Sharma, Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, Himachal Pradesh Circle branch that their Circle is holding 19th Circle Conference on 29-4-2017 at Ksli Bali Hall, Shimla. 

Retirement in the month of April 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’ and PS Gr. ‘B’ Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/4/2017.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Circle
1
Y M Vora
Gujarat
2
Prakash Kumar Patra
Odisha
3
C L Chhipa
Rajasthan
4
A K Bhatt
Jammu & Kashmir
5
R Loganathan
Tamil Nadu
6
Santosh Kumar Gosh
West Bengal
7
Shekhar S
Tamil Nadu


If any officer’s name is not included in the list, please intimate to GS.

Shri Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar (IPoS Batch 1981) Secretary to Govt. of India, Postal Department and Chairperson, Postal Services Board is also retiring on 30/4/2017. 

Shri Manohar Lal Kalia (IPoS Batch 1985), Chief Postmaster General, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is also retiring on 30/4/2017.

Shri Surendra Kumar (IPoS Batch 2005), Director, Kolkatta GPO, Kolkatta also retiring on 30/4/2017. 



Deputation to Directorate in IP/ASP cadre




Retirement ....

Shri Girishkumar Batuklal Khara (IP Batch 1992) holding charge of Superintendent of Post Offices, Jamnagar Division, Jamnagar 361001 retired voluntarily from Govt. Service on 17/4/2017 F/N. He was very hard worker and loyal to the administration. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 

18-April-2017 16:06 IST
DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees 

The attention is drawn to the media news about extension of working hours of Central Government employees by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. It has been stated in the news item that Central Government employees’ working hours will be changed from 09.00 AM to 07.00 PM. It was also stated that the holiday of Saturday will also be done away with for the Central Government employees.

In this regard, the DoPT clarifies that there is no such proposal under consideration of the Central Government. The media news regarding the extension of working hours and abolition of holiday on Saturday for Central Government employees is false and baseless. There is no oral or unwritten order issued in this regard.

Guidelines to be followed on re-allotment of Postal Service Group 'B' officers from one Circle/ Unit to other Circle/Unit - reg.

To view Directorate Memo No. 9-23/2014-SPG dated 23.3.2017, please CLICK HERE. 

Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto trains while availing LTC.

To view DoPT OM dated April 17, 2017 please CLICK HERE. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

India Post Payment Bank - Products for the Youth

Appointment of MD and CEO of IPPB

To view, please CLICK HERE.

New WPTC at Tiruchirappalli inaugurated by PMG Central Region





Inauguration of Work Place Training Centre Tiruchirappalli in the renovated building on 12.04.2017 by  Shri J.T. Venkateswarlu PMG Central Region-TN in presence of Shri G. Natarajan DPS, Central Region-TN

Renovation of NSH Tiruchirappalli




Inauguration of National Sorting Hub Tiruchirappalli in the renovated building on 12.04.2017 by  Shri J.T. Venkateswarlu PMG Central Region (Tamil Nadu) in presence of Shri G. Natarajan DPS, Central Region (Tamil Nadu).



Request to hold review DPC for PS Gr.B cadre against vacancies of 2016-17

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/PS Gr.B/DPC-AP/2017                       Dated :    15/4/2017.

To,

Shri Brajesh Kumar
Director (Staff),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001.


Subject : Promotion and postings of Postal Service Gr. B cadre.

Ref.        : Directorate No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 9-12-2016

Respected Sir,

I am enclosing herewith a copy of an application dated 13-3-2017 received from  Shri P. Parisudda Rao, ASP, Vijayawada South Sub Division regarding non consideration of his name for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre.

It is to intimate that the above named officer has passed Inspector Posts Examination in the year 1994 under SC category. His name was not reflected in above captioned memo due to pending disciplinary case, but now the disciplinary case has been disposed of by disciplinary authority by awarding CENSURE punishment vide PMG Vijayawada memo No. ST-IV/31/PPR/PRK/2016 dated 8/3/2017.

In view of the above lines, it is earnestly requested to conduct the review DPC immediately by opening the sealed cover if any to promote the officer to PS Gr. B cadre against the vacancies of 2016-17.

Hoping for a positive action and line in reply. 

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Inter-Circle Transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Tfr-38/UP/1/2017                                            Dated :    15/4/2017

To,
The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :  Inter-Circle Transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV-Reg.

Respected Sir,

          We are enclosing herewith a copy of application received from Shri Sachin Sharma, Manager NSH Amritsar Division (Punjab) regarding transfer under Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV from Punjab Circle to Uttar Pradesh Circle. 

The applicant is a direct recruit Inspector Posts of LDCE 2011 batch and allotted to Punjab Circle. The applicant is working in Punjab circle since 31/12/2012 and has already applied for Inter-Circle transfer under Rule 38 to Uttar Pradesh Circle on family ground. There are sufficient vacancies at Uttar Pradesh Circle to accommodate the official. Secondly, the transfer of this official can also be adjusted against Shri Naresh Bara, IP, Khaga Sub Division under Fatehpur Division (UP) who applied for his transfer from UP Circle to Jharkhand Circle. The official has already completed more than 4 years in Punjab circle.

This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide their memo No. A-141-177/2009-SPB-II dated 14th December, 2010 has issued guidelines for Inter-Circle transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV.  In the said memo it has stated that CPMG of the Circle where the IPs are working would be competent to permit such transfer in consultation with the CPMG of the Circle where the transfer is sought for by the individual.

It is requested to kindly arrange to issue necessary directions to CPMG Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Circle to consider Inter-Circle transfer of above named official immediately.   

Hoping for a favourable action and line in reply is requested. 
Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

1.   The Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle, Sandesh Bhawan, Sector-17/e, Chandigarh 160017

2.  The Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle, 4, Hazratganj, Lucknow 226001.


Inter-Circle Transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV from UP Circle to Jharkhand Circle

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Tfr-38/JHR/1/2017                                            Dated :    15/4/2017

To,
The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :  Inter-Circle Transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV-Reg.

Respected Sir,

          We are enclosing herewith a copy of application received from Shri Naresh Bara, Inspector Posts, Khaga Sub Division, Fathehpur Division 212655 regarding transfer under Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV from UP Circle to Jharkhand Circle. 

The applicant is a direct recruit Inspector Posts of LDCE 2011 batch and allotted to Uttar Pradesh Circle. The applicant is working in Punjab circle since 09-07-2011 and has already applied for Inter-Circle transfer under Rule 38 to Jharkhand Circle on family ground. There are few vacancies available at Jharkhand Circle to accommodate the official. The official has now completed 5 years in UP Circle.

This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide their memo No. A-141-177/2009-SPB-II dated 14th December, 2010 has issued guidelines for Inter-Circle transfer of Inspectors of Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV.  In the said memo it has stated that CPMG of the Circle where the IPs are working would be competent to permit such transfer in consultation with the CPMG of the Circle where the transfer is sought for by the individual.

It is requested to kindly arrange to issue necessary directions to CPMG Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand Circle to consider Inter-Circle transfer of above named official immediately.   

Hoping for a favourable action and line in reply is requested. 

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

1.   The Chief Postmaster General, Jharkhand Circle, Doranda Complex, Rachi 834002.

2. The Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle, 4, Hazratganj, Lucknow 226001.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Release of Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Deekshabhoomi' at Nagpur on 14-4-2017



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and other dignitaries releasing the commemorative postal stamp on ‘Deekshabhoomi of Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’ in Nagpur, at Indoor Sports Complex, Mankapur on April 14, 2017.




7th Pay Commission report: Big changes expected from Ashok Lavasa panel recommendations

Apart from abolishing or subsuming various allowances, the committee is most significantly revising the rates of House Rent Allowances (HRA), which a fixed amount paid to the employees for their accommodation needs. (Reuters)

With the Ashok Lavasa committee set to recommend changes in allowances under the seventh pay commission, the salaries of central government employees will be witnessing major changes. Apart from abolishing or subsuming various allowances, the committee is most significantly revising the rates of House Rent Allowances (HRA), which a fixed amount paid to the employees for their accommodation needs.

While the HRA is a crucial part of the salaries of government employees, it currently constitutes 30 % of the salries of employees working in metro areas. In the revised rates, the committee will be reducing the HRA to 24% in the metros. The seventh pay commission has further mentioned that the HRA will be extended as per the type of the city where the employee is living in. The cities across the country have been classified into three classes, X, Y and Z.

The cities under class X are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and under class Y comes Agra, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Durgapur, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Malegaon, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pondicherry, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal. While all other cities in all states and union territories fall under class Z.

While, as per the Ashok Lavasa committee recomendation, the HRA rates will be fixed on the basis of the living costs in different cities, the committee is also planning to set the rates on the basis of the Dearness Allowance (DA) paid to the employees. As reported by India.com, it stated that if the DA to an employee crosses 50% the HRA rates will be 27 per cent, 18 percent and 9 per cent. And if the DA rate crosses 100 % the HRA rates will be 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

The Ashok Lavasa committee is expected to present the final report on the revised rates on April 18.

The Financial Express

Greeting : A Very Happy Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Adhoc body approved for Jharkhand Circle


No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Adhoc-body/JHR/2017                      Dated :   13/4/2017.

To,
The Chief Postmaster General,
Jharkhand Circle,
Ranchi 834019

Subject :  Request for grant of Trade Union facilities to an adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Jharkhand Circle Branch..reg.

Respected Sir, 

The following adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent  Posts, Jharkhand Circle Branch duly approved by the undersigned is sent herewith to carry on the affairs of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, AP Circle Branch for the time being is for 3 months. The adhoc-body has to conduct the General Body and elect new set of office bearers within 3 months.

S. No.
Name
Designation
Post
1
Shri Anil Prasad Gupta
ASP (Legal Cell) o/o CPMG Ranchi
Convener
2
Shri Shantanu Azad
ASP B. Deoghar
Member
3
Shri Ashutosh Kumar Sinha
IP Khunti
Member
4
Shri Praveen Chandra Pant
IP (C) Ranchi
Member

It is requested that necessary Trade Union facilities may kindly be granted to it under intimation to the undersigned.
.                                                                                  Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information to : 

The convener and members

INSTRUCTIONS FROM CPMG, TN CIRCLE FOR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION FOR CABLE TV & ITS RULES









To view the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 please  CLICK HERE. 

No documentary proof for GPF advance, withdrawal



No documentary proof is required for getting advance or withdrawal from General Provident Fund (GPF), Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said. 

The government has with effect from March 7, 2017, simplified and liberalised the conditions for taking advance from the fund for education, illness and purchase of consumer durables. 

"Conditions and procedures for withdrawal from the fund for the purpose of education, illness, housing, purchase of motor vehicles etc. have also been liberalised.

"No documentary proof is required to be submitted now for advance and withdrawal applications. A simple declaration by the subscriber is sufficient," the minister said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. 

A time limit for sanction and payment of advance or withdrawal has also been fixed, said Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel. 

He said there is no proposal under consideration of the government to increase/link the rate of interest on GPF at parity with that of Employees' Provident Fund (EPF).

"The interest rates on EPF are decided on the recommendations of the Central Board of Trustees taking into account the yearly income from the investment made by EPFO. The GPF interest rate is presently fixed at par with that of PPF interest rate," said Singh.

Source:-The Economic Times

Postal department deficit widens to Rs 11,138.84 crore



Deficit of the Department of Posts widened to Rs 11,138.84 crore in February this year on account of wage revision under the 7th Pay Commission

The revenue of the postal department was Rs 10,292.18 crore and the expenditure Rs 21,431.02 crore, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. 

The deficit widened as a result of the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, he said. 

In 2015-16, the deficit of DoP was Rs 6,007.18 crore, with revenue receipts totalling Rs 12,939.79 crore and expenditure amounting to Rs 18,946.97 crore. 

"Department of Posts takes action, from time to time, to induct technology and upgrade the system to cater to the growing market requirements and to increase revenue earnings," Sinha said. 

The department has plans to open 166 new branch post offices and 80 sub-post offices during the current financial year, 2017-18. 

The DoP has 1,54,802 post offices which include 812 head post offices, 24,566 sub-post offices and 1,29,424 branch post offices. The department has computerised 25,348 post offices till date.

Source:-The Economic Times