Thursday, June 25, 2009


Government of India Ministry of Communication & IT Department of Posts Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001

No.16/25/2008-SR Dated the 10th April 2009


The Chief Postmaster General, Chattisgarh Circle, Raipur.

Subject : Procurement of RPLI Business in Chattisgarh Circle – Allotment of targets To Inspectors and Asst. Supdts.


I am directed to refer to your letter No.RPLI/2-1/Target/2007-08 dated 21.1.2009 on the above mentioned subject.

2. The matter has been examined in detail in consultation with PLI Directorate. The Sub Divisional Heads should be motivated properly to achieve the PLI/RPLI targets. They should not be punished on this count. This may be kept in view in the process of fixing/assessing RPLI targets.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/- (Subhash Chander) Director (SR&Legal)

Copy to : The General secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Qr. No. 12, Khurseed Square, P&T Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi-110054 w.r.t. letter No. CHQ/IASP/CTG/Dlgs dated 26.3.2008 for information.


The information asked for by the applicant in any form should be entertained by the CPIO (Central Public Information Officer) subject the conditions mentioned in the RTI Act 2005. Department of Personnel & Training has now issued clarification that the 'file noting' can be disclosed to the applicant if the information is not covered under Section 8 of RTI Act. Details available in the RTI Web site. Click here to see the memo (No 1/20/2009-IR dated 23.6.2009)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

GOVERNMENT PROPOSED NEW HEALTH SCHEME - CGEPHIS (Central Government Employees & Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme)

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is a scheme for providing health care to serving Central Government employees and their dependant family members. Over the years, the scheme has been extended to cover central government pensioners, their dependant family members and certain other categories like members of parliament and ex-members of parliament, freedom fighters etc. Employees of some select autonomous bodies as also PIB accredited journalists have also been extended CGHS facilities on cost-to-cost basis in Delhi.

Central Government Health Scheme is available in 25 cities [Delhi (including Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad), Ahemdabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong and Thiruvanthapuram]. Central Government Employees living outside the CGHS areas are entitled to reimbursement for medical attendance and treatment under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules [CS(MA) Rules]. Pensioners of the Central Government are not covered under these rules. At present, Central Government Pensioners living in non-CGHS areas are paid a sum of Rs. 100 p.m. for meeting their medical expenditure. Consequently, there has been a long standing demand from Central Govt. pensioners residing in non CGHS areas for medical services at par with those available to Central Govt. pensioners in CGHS areas. The VIth Pay Commission has recommended the introduction of a health insurance scheme in lieu of the CGHS.

Government of India, therefore, proposes to provide inpatient health care services to their all personnel of the Central Government including All India Service officers, serving and retired, and others who are covered under the existing CGHS (Central Government Health Services) and under CS (MA) Rules [Central services (Medical attendance) Rules] through a Health Insurance Scheme catering to their health care requirements. The proposed scheme shall be on voluntary basis for current set of employees & pensioners but compulsory for future employees & pensioners. The existing CGHS beneficiaries will have an option to avail CGHS facilities for OPD requirements and the insurance scheme for inpatient treatment.

With the introduction of health insurance scheme, the Central Government Employee (existing/ retired) will have the choice to select the best available health facilities for meeting their health care and can get best available treatment in areas in the close proximity. Click here to download expression of interest published by ministry of health.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


As per the Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances and Pensions memo no dated No.14028/4/2009-Estt(L) dated 3rd June 2009 Government servants can encashment of earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing LTC without any linkage to the number of days and the nature of leave availed while proceeding on LTC.

The memo is reproduced below for information of all :-

"The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 38-Aof CCS(leave) Rules, 1972 regarding encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC while in service which says that Government servants are permitted to encash earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing Leave Travel Concession subject to the condition that earned leave of at least an equivalent duration is also availed of by the Government servant simultaneously. This Department has been receiving a number of references from various Ministries/Departments to waive this condition citing practical problems faced by them as the facility of LTC is also admissible while availing Casual Leave.

2. The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it has now been decided to permit Government servants encashment of earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing LTC without any linkage to the number of days and the nature of leave availed while proceeding on LTC.

3. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.

4. Formal amendment to the provisions of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued separately.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Samuel, GS.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

PSS Group B Nomination List for the year 2009-2010

Dear friends,Dte has called for CRs of 411 IP/ASP for consideration and nomination to PS Group B.The list is given in the side bar. Some of the information such as Date of Birth, Name of the Circle in which posted etc. are not available against some of the names in the list. If any body knows kindly inform me.If anybody's name is missing, kindly inform me sothat, I can refer to Dte. for inclusion. Circle Secretaries are requested to approach C.O and expedite sending of CRs to Dte. before 15.6.09 sothat DPC would convened immediately.

S.Samuel, GS

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Department of Personnel and Training in OM No 21011/1/2005-Estt(A)(Pt-II), dated 14.5.2009 has issued orders to replace the exisiting ACR with Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR). The important points mentioned in the OM are reproduced below:-
(i) The existing nomenclature of the Annual Confidential Report will be modified as Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR).
(ii) The full APAR including the overall grade and assessment of the integrity shall be communicated to the concerned officer after the Report is complete with the remarks of the Reviewing Officer and Accepting Authority wherever such system is in vogue. Where Government servant has only one supervisory level above him as in the cse of personal staff attached to officers, such communication shall be made after the reporting officer has completed the performance assessment.
(iii) The section entrusted with the maintenance of APARs after its receipt shall disclose the same to the officer reported upon.
(iv) The concerned officer shall be given the opportunity to make any representation against the entries and the final grading given in the Report within a period of fifteen days from the date of receipt of the entries in the APAR. The representation shall be restricted to the specific factual observations contained in the report leading to assessment of the officer in terms of attributes, work output, etc. While communicating the entries, it shall be made clear that in case no representatin is received within the fifteen days, it shall be deemed that he/she has no representation to make. If the concerned APAR Section does not receive any information from the concerned officer on or before fifteen days from the date of disclosure, the APAR will be treated as final.
(v) The new system of communicating the entries in the APAR shall be made applicable prospectively only with effect from the Reporting Period 2008-09 which is to be initiated after 1st April 2009.
(vi) The competenet authority for considering adverse remarks under the existing instructions may consider the representation, if necessary, in consultatin with the reporting and/or reviewing officer and shall decide the matter objectively based on the material placed before him within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of the representation.
(vii) The competent authority after due consideration may reject the representation or may accept and modify the APAR accordingly. The decision of the Competent Authority and the final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the decision of the competent authority by the concerned APAR Section.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

PSS Group B Nomination

Directorate vide no. 9-51/2008-SPG dated 26.5.2009 has called for nominations of 411 officers of IP line for consideration of their promotion to PS Group B for the vacancies of the year 2009-10. The last name in the list is of Shri Sushil Kishu (Gen-1985), Shri P Dharuman (SC-1988) and Shri S D Gameti (ST-1988). Eligible ASPs/IPs are requested to contact the authorities concerned and cause for earlier despatch of CRs to the Directorate.

S. Samuel, General Secretary


Shri S.B.Mahapatra Senior Postmaster Bhubaneswar GPO - 751001 and President of our CHQ retired on superannuation from our Department on 31.5.2009 A/N. We convey our sincere thanks for his devoted and active services to our Association. We wish him a very peaceful and prosperous long retired life.

S. Samuel,