Monday, July 24, 2017

CWC Shimla notification

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF INSPECTORS AND ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS, POSTS
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi 110 054.

Nirmalya Mitra 
President
ADPS (FS)
o/o CPMG WB Circle
Kolkata 700012
(M) 09433395342
Vilas Ingale
General Secretary
Superintendent of POs
Palghar Division
Mira Road 401107
(M) 09869417961
Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli
Treasurer
Assistant Sudpt. Posts
o/o PMG, Mumbai Region
Mumbai 400001
(M) 09869143819

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/CWC/SHIMLA/2017                     Dated :          24/7/2017. 

NOTIFICATION

Under the provisions of the Article 30 of the Constitution of the Association, it is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of the Association will be held at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) on 7th and 8th September 2017.

Venue : Grand Hotel, Mall Road, Near Ramakrishna Bhavan, Shimla 171001

Agenda :

1.       Confirmation of minutes of the last CWC held at Jaipur on 13/2/2016.
2.       Organizational review of each circle.
3.       Inter-circle transfer of IPs under Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.
4.       Combined Seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.
5.       LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Sr. PM and PS Gr. B.
6.       DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.
7.   CAT case : Eligibility and Quota for appearing in Sr. Postmaster Examination.
8.     Ernakulam Bench CAT case : Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from  Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f. 1/1/2006.
9.      Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.
10.     Financial review of CHQ.
11.     Any other item with the permission of chair.

All the CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting at scheduled date and time.

       Sd/-
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

1.    The Director General, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 11001.
2.    All Chief PMsG (through concerned Circle Secretaries)
3.    Sri Nirmalya Mitra, President and ADPS (FS), o/o CPMG WB Circle, Kolkata    700012
4.    All CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Staff who got jobs on fake caste certificates to be sacked: Govt

Employees who have got job on the basis of fake caste certificates are to be sacked from the government service, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

In order to discourage unscrupulous activities, state governments and union territories have been asked to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the errant officers who default in timely verification of caste certificates or issue false certificates, he said.

The central government had in 2010 undertaken an exercise to collect information about appointments secured on the basis of false/fake certificates.

An instruction had also been issued on June 1, 2017 to all departments to collect such information and send consolidated report on this to personnel ministry with details of action taken report thereon.

Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, said extant instructions provide that if it is found that a government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service.

“Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant service rules,” he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Singh had, in another reply, on March 29 said that 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates.

Of these, 276 had resulted in suspension or removal, 521 were entangled in litigations and disciplinary proceedings were pending in the remaining 1,035 cases, he had said.

A total of 1,296 cases of jobs secured allegedly through fake caste certificates were under the Department of Financial Services.

As many as 157 such cases were in State Bank of India, 135 in Central Bank of India, 112 in Indian Overseas Bank, 103 in Syndicate Bank, and 41 each in New India Assurance and United India Assurance.

Source :  http://www.hindustantimes.com

EPFO asks field offices to settle employees pension, gratuity on retirement day

New Delhi: Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has issued directions to its field offices to settle pension benefits to employees on the day of retirement itself, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. 

“Directions have been issued by EPFO to all its field offices to make the payment of provident fund and pension to members of Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 on the date of retirement itself,” labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. 

He was responding to a question if the government had decided to settle the PF/EPF, gratuity of retiring on the day of retirement itself.

“As regards settlement of gratuity, as per Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the employer shall arrange to pay the amount of gratuity within 30 days from the date it becomes payable to the person to whom the gratuity is payable,” the minister added.

In June 2014, the government had decided to give pension payment order to an employee on the day of retirement itself with the aim to ensure a life of dignity for pensioners.

There are about 48.85 lakh central government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners in the country.

Source :  http://www.livemint.com/

Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries

F. No. 44/ 22 /2014/MCTC/CGHS/2211-44
Directorate General of CGHS, MOHF
Monitoring, Computerization & Training Cell,
CGHS Wellness Center Building, 15th Floor,
Kalibari, New Delhi-110001

Dated: 9.5.2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries

For the convenience of CGHS beneficiaries and with an objective of reducing the waiting time at the Wellness Centers, CGHS is pleased to announce a new initiative of booking online appointments. Existing beneficiaries can now book an appointment for Medical Officer or, Specialist consultation online. The steps involved in booking an appointment online are given below

Online Appointment by Beneficiary himself

1 Visit the website cghs.nic.in

2 Click on the option “Book Appointment” available on RHS of the screen

3 Enter beneficiary ID and click on “Generate OTP".

4 An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent on registered mobile no. of the beneficiary or to the main card holder’s mobile if that is the only registered number.

5 Enter OTP and click on "Proceed".

6 Beneficiary details are displayed on screen. Click on “Proceed” button if the details displayed on screen are correct otherwise click on “NOT YOU”. In that case login again and proceed as above.

7 Select Specialty, Dispensary, Doctor as per your choice and click on “Proceed” button. A beneficiary can select a GDMO (General Duty Medical Officer) or a Specialist of any of the CGHS wellness centre for appointment.

8 A calendar is displayed to choose a date that has the availability of appointment for the selected doctor. Select date for appointment.

9 On selecting date, top of the screen shows the slot timings and the appointments available. A beneficiary can choose the desired slot.

10 Click on “Proceed to Book Appointment”. One can go back and make changes by using the ‘Change the Specialty’ button.

11 On clicking the button “Proceed to Book Appointment", beneficiary details and the appointment details are displayed on the screen for confirmation.

12 Click on the option “Confirm to Book Appointment”, Confirmation status page is displayed. One can print the confirmation slip, or book another appointment. System would also send an SMS to registered mobile number.

13 Appointment for the GDMO can be taken within 72 hours of date of appointment whereas appointment for the Specialist can be taken within 1 month of date of appointment. Online appointment cannot be made for th e same day/date. (This window period may change depending upon the decisions taken from time to time)

14 If a self registered patient arrives at the indicative time slot and by that time his “Q" number has already passed, he will be called as very next patient, barring emergencies. However, if the indicative time slot has passed beyond half an hour then he will have to get fresh registration from WC registration counter.

15 If patient fails to turn up on appointed time thrice in a row the facility for him may be blocked for a month.

For walk in patients who directly visit the center without a prion self booked appointment, the facility of online registration at the registration counter of Wellness Center is available.

The introduction of this facility may be given due publicity by all Wellness Center in-charges.

Sd/-
Dr. D.C. Joshi
Director, CGHS

To

1. A Ds of all cities/Zones
2. ADD DDG (HQ), CGHS, Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
3. AD MSD Udyan Marg, New Delhi.
4. PPS to Secretary, HFW Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
5. PPS to AS&DG,CGHS, Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
6. PS to Director CGHS Nirman Bhawan New Delhi.
7. PS to AD (HQ) CGHS, RK Puram Sec-12, New Delhi

Source: http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4716


Grant of Extra Work Allowance in 7th pay commission-

No.12-3/2016-E.III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.III-A Branch

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Extra Work Allowance- (abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).

The undersigned is directed to say that the decisions of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary have since been notified vide Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC, dated 6th July, 2017.

2. As mentioned in the Appendix-II of the said Resolution, dated 6th July, 2017, the existing allowances viz. Caretaking Allowance (SI. No. 22 of Appendix-II, as at present governed under this Department’s OM No. 7(21)/2008/E.IIIA dated 22.9.2008), Extra Duty Allowance (Sl. No. 57 of Appendix-ll), Flag Station Allowance (SI. No. 64 of Appendix-II), Flight Charge Certificate Allowance (SI. No. 65" of Appendix-ll), Library Allowance (SI. No.100 of Appendix-II), Rajbhasha Allowance (SI. No. 136 of Appendix-ll) and Special Appointment Allowance (SI. No. 157 of Appendix-II) have been abolished as a separate allowance and the eligible employees are now to be governed by the newly proposed Extra Work Allowance.

3. Accordingly, the above allowances shall stand abolished and the President is pleased to decide that the eligible employees shall now be covered under a new Extra Work Allowance which shall be governed as under:

a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b) An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c) This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payabale will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

4. In respect of the existing Special Appointment Allowance, which stands abolished, apart from the existing eligible employees, Assistant Sub-Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) are also to be included in the list eligible for Extra Wok Allowance at the rate of 2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.

5. These orders shall effective from 1st July, 2017.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India


Retirement in the month of July 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’, PS Gr. ‘B’ and ASP cadre officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/7/2017.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Circle
1
Ranjitsingh Rana
AD (Staff) CO Shimla
Himachal Pradesh
2
Banwari Lal Kumar
Senior PM Ajmer HO
Rajasthan
3
Ram Singh
SP Churu Division
Rajasthan
4
S P Ghantode
SSP Amraoti Division
Maharashtra
5
S Ramakrishan
SSP Tuticorin Division
Tamil Nadu
6
G V Satyanarayan
SRM Z Division Hyderabad
Andhara Pradesh
7
D Shivayya
SSP Mysuru Division
Karnataka
8
Mishra S N
Senior PM Pratapgarh HO
Uttar Pradesh
9
Mishra R B
ASP Kheri Division
Uttar Pradesh
10
Shekhar P V
ASP (HQ) Cuddalore Division
Tamil Nadu
11
Amit Lahiri
SSP Asonsol Division
West Bengal
12
Kamesh Meena
SRM AMPC Palam
Delhi
13.
M C R Yadav
Sr. PM Indore GPO
Madha Pradesh

CHQ wises them a very happy, healthy and long retirement life.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Passport Seva Kendra opened at Beadon Street PO (Kolkatta)

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Report on Demonetization by MoF

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
21-July-2017 17:28 IST

Demonetization: From 9th November 2016 to 10th January 2017, more than 1100 searches and surveys were conducted by the ITD; more than more than 5100 verification notices issued; The undisclosed income detected in these actions was more than Rs. 5400 crore. 

Disclosure of information regarding law flouters/specific taxpayers is prohibited except as provided under Section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Appropriate actions including searches, surveys, and enquiries were taken by the Income Tax Department (ITD) for serious violations of the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, disclosure of information regarding specific taxpayers is prohibited except as provided under Section 138 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

During the period from 9th November 2016 to 10th January 2017, more than 1100 searches and surveys were conducted by the ITD, apart from issuing more than 5100 verification notices in the cases of suspicious high value cash deposits or related activities. These actions led to seizure of valuables of more than Rs. 610 crore which includes cash of Rs. 513 crore. Seizure of cash in new currency notes was about Rs 110 crore. The undisclosed income detected in these actions was more than Rs. 5400 crore.

Operation Clean Money was launched on 31st January 2017 with the mission to “Create a tax compliant society through a fair, transparent and non-intrusive tax administration where every Indian takes pride in paying taxes”. In the process, about 18 lakh persons were identified whose cash transactions did not appear in line with their tax profile. Such persons were approached through SMS/email (non-intrusive method without even a notice).The contacted persons were required to submit their responses by logging into a specified website. As an outcome, more than 9.27 lakh responses were received providing information on 13.33 lakh accounts involving cash deposits of around Rs.2.89 lakh crores. Appropriate action under direct tax law in the remaining cases has been taken. Subsequently, advance data analytics tools were deployed and 5.56 lakhs new cases were identified for online verification.

Whenever a complaint against a bank official(s) is received and any irregularities are found or observed on the part of Banks’ official(s), the Banks initiate action as per their extant rules and commensurate punishment is awarded to the delinquent employees based on the seriousness of the wrongdoings as per Bank’s disciplinary rules. 

Release of special cover on centenary celebration of Kasthuri Srinivasan Trust at SITRA, Coimbatore

Release of special cover on centenary celebration of Kasthuri Srinivasan Trust at SITRA, Coimbatore by Respected PMG central Region, Dr. D. Veena Kumari on 22/07/2017 





Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/AIC-Reso/6/2016                          Dated :    21/7/2017

To,
Shri V. Ramaswamy,
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :   Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

Ref.        : Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15th March 2016

Respected Sir,

     I would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 and reminder dated 2/1/2017 on the above cited subject.

     It is bring to your kind notice that SR Division of Directorate vide letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15th March 2016 has requested DDG (P) to give direct reply to this Association on letter dated 25/2/2016, but till date nothing is heard either from SPG Division or from SR Division.  

     It is once again requested to kindly intimate the action taken by SPG Division of the Directorate on this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 at the earliest.          
Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Reso/5/2016                                   Dated:   21/7/2017

To,

Shri V. Ramaswamy,
ADG (SR & Legal),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :    Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

Ref.      :      Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 10th March 2016

Respected Sir,  

          Kindly refer to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 followed by reminder dated 9/1/2017 whereby it was pointed out that SR Division vide above captioned letter has directed ADG (SPG) to give direct reply to this Association on the subject, but till date this Association has neither heard anything from (SPG) Division nor from SR Division of Directorate.

          It is therefore once again requested to arrange to get the above important issue resolved at the earliest and line in reply is requested.

          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Retirement in the month of July 2017

Following JTS Gr. ‘A’ and PS Gr. ‘B’ Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/7/2017.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Circle
1
Ranjitsingh Rana
Himachal Pradesh
2
Banwarilal Kumar
Rajasthan
3
Ram Singh
Rajasthan
4
S P Ghantode
Maharashtra
5
S Ramakrishan
Tamil Nadu
6
G V Satyanarayan
Andhara Pradesh
7
K Veerana
Karnataka
8
Mishra S N
Uttar Pradesh
9
Mishra R B
Uttar Pradesh
10
Shekhar P V
Tamil Nadu
11
Amit Lahiri
West Bengal
12
Kamesh Meena
Delhi