Thursday, December 31, 2015

Transfers / postings of the STS/JTS officers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A' - Order dated 31.12.2015

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Posting and allotment of PS Gr. 'B' officers on their promotion to Junior Time Scale (JTS) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - Order dated 31.12.2015

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CHQ congratulate to the officers for their promotion in JTS cadre.

Govt. ready to have dialogue on pay hike : F.M.

India needs to grow by additional 1-1.5 per cent so that it can sustain wage hike and other benefits given to workers and the poor, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said today.

"Our GDP growth of 7.5 per cent is at a time when the world is experiencing global slowdown. We need to increase our growth rate. We have to at least increase it by 1-1.5 per cent," he said at the felicitation function organised by Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS).

The government is ready to have dialogue with the trade unions with regard to wage increase, he said.

Analysis of complaints handled during the QE June 2015

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DPC : Promotion to the cadre of Dy. Manager MMS

It is to inform that Directorate vide memo No. 6-7/2015-SPG dated 7th December 2015 called for last seven years of APARs and vigilance clearance report of following officers for holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of Dy. Manager MMS (Gr. B Gazetted) latest by 31st December 2015 by fax and also by email on 

Sl. No.
Name of officer
Present working circle
Shri Gautam Rudra
West Bengal
Shri Aninda Chakraborty
West Bengal
Ms. Jharna Dutta
West Bengal
Shri M. Balakrishnan
Tamil Nadu
Ms. Namita Namdev Padave
Shri Prashanta Mondal
West Bengal
Shri Prem Shankar Sharma
Shri D. Venkateswarlu
Andhra Pradesh
Shri Ramesh Kapur
Shri M. Kumar
Tamil Nadu

It was already informed through this blog that out of four posts, three posts of Dy. Manager MMS are vacant at Delhi / Kolkata and Chennai. Recently proposed revised Recruitment Rules of Dy. Manager MMS cadre is circulated by Directorate and CHQ has published on blog also.

It is learnt that only Maharashtra and Delhi circle has submitted the required information to Directorate. Circle Secretaries of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh Circles are directed to ensure the submission of information of their circles to Directorate immediately.

Preparation of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and onwards

AIC Jaipur : Invitation to special Guests

No. GS/AIAIASP/39th-AIC-Jaipur/2015-16                       dated     31/12/2015

     1.   Shri Janardhan Sharma, Ex-GS CHQ & Rtd SSPOs, Meerut Div, Meerut.
     2.   Shri S. Samuel, Ex-GS CHQ and Rtd. Sr. Postmaster, T.Nagar HO, Chennai.
3.   Shri G. P. Lahiry, Ex-President CHQ and Rtd ASP, South Hooghly Division, Kolkatta.
4.   Shri Dinesh Khare, Ex-President CHQ and Dy. Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO, Bangalore.
5.   Shri Hari Mohan, Ex-CS Punjab Circle and Sudpt.(HQ) Chandigarh Div, Chandigarh.
6.   Shri M. S. Badwe, Ex-VP & OGS CHQ, Ex-President Maharashtra Circle, President, POA Maharashtra & SSRM, Air Mail Sorting Division, Mumbai,

Respected Sir,
It is inform you that Biennial 39th All India Conference of the Association will be held at Jaipur (Rajasthan) on 13th and 14th February 2016 at Hotel Vesta International, Near Sun and Moon Chamber, Ajmer Pulia, Gopal  Bari, Jaipur 302001.  Members of the association wish your presence to make this event an elegant.

You are cordially invited on this graceful occasion as your presence will also give us the opportunity for discussing our long pending issues and learn from your experience.

We are looking forward to your kind attendance as special invitee at this event so that we can find together solution from your experience for the problem of the cadre.
Regards and Thanks, 
Yours Sincerely 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Calendar of departmental examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2015---regarding

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kerapex-2016, 13th Kerala State Level Philatelic Exhibition at Thrissur - 7th – 9th January 2016.

Kerapex 2016 Philatelic Exhibition

Kerapex-2016, 13th Kerala State Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held from 7th to 9th January 2016 at Thrissur.

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Contact : +919847165683 /+919847165683 / +91-484-2205046 1-484-2205046 for Dealers' Booth & other information.

Venue: Sri Sankara Hall, Near Over Bridge, M. G. Road, Thrissur - 680 004.


Issue of combined All India Seniority List (Gradation list) of Inspector of Posts from the year 2001 onwards…..reg.

No. CHQ/IPASP/Seniority List/2012                              Dated :   29/12/2015.


Shri N. T. Paite,
Director (SPN Section), 
Dak Bhavan, Room No. 413,
Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Issue of combined All India Seniority List (Gradation list) of   Inspector of Posts from the year 2001 onwards…..reg.

Ref.        :  Dte. No. 9-09/2011-SPG dated 18/12/2014

Respected Sir, 

          IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to its letters of even Nos. dated 1/9/2014, 13/10/2014, 12/1/2015, 26/3/2015 and 15/6/2015 regarding issue of combined All India Seniority List (Gradation list) of Inspector Posts from the year 2001 onwards.

Furthermore it is once again bring to your kind notice that as on date, 14 years combined seniority lists of Inspector Posts Cadre is not prepared and released by the Directorate. You may be agree that since last one decade this Association is requesting to issue seniority lists in phase manner and thereafter Directorate vide memo No. 9-09/2011-SPG dated 21/2/2014 has released seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the years 1998 and 1999 and vide memo No. 9-09/2011-SPG dated 18/12/2014 had issued only for the year 2000. It is sorry to mention here that since last one year there is no progress in this matter. The representations made by our few members are also neither resolved by Circles nor by Directorate. It is learnt that few circles have yet not submitted their circle seniority lists to Directorate despite issue of reminders.

It is therefore urged to call the concerned officers of the circles at Directorate immediately with related records and get the pending lists prepared / clear their doubts if any on the spot and issue the pending seniority lists in phase manner only to avoid further complications if any.   

A positive action and line in reply is requested.                                       
           Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Holding of periodical meeting with Secretary (Posts)

No. CHQ/IPASP/Agenda/2012                                  dated  :   29/12/2015

Sri Arun Malik,
Director (SR and Legal)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :    Holding of periodical meeting with Secretary (Post).

Ref.      :    Dte. No. 01/01/2011-SR-dated 25th August 2011 & 02/02/2012-SR  
                 dated 17th April 2012

Respected Sir, 

                   Kindly recollect our discussion had on 8th December 2015 and also refer this Association’s letters of even numbers dated 10/6/2015 and 6/7/2015 on the above captioned subject. This Association has already submitted items for discussion in the meeting.

It is bring to your kind notice that this Association is holding its 39th All India Conference on 13th and 14th February 2016 at Jaipur.  
       This Association therefore once again earnestly requested to arrange for fixing date and time for holding of periodical meeting with this Association either in the last week of January 2016 or first week of February 2016.  

          With New Years Greetings,  
          Yours Sincerely,

 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Commemorative Postage Stamp on "Alagumuthu Kone"

A Commemorative Postage Stamp on "Alagumuthu Kone" has been released by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications and IT at Madurai on 26/12/2015.

Discontinuation of Interview at Junior Level Posts in the Government of India - recommendation of Committee of Secretaries.

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Ministry to Launch Schemes to Digitalise Postal Services

Ms. Aakansha Shukla BPM (UP) receiving first Hand Held device from MoC
BPM Farsand Mohanpur receiving Hand Held Device from MoC

Payment Of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015

No LPG subsidy for higher income group people

Benefit of LPG subsidy will not be available if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs Ten lakh in previous financial year

At present, there are 16.35 crore LPG consumers in the country. With the implementation of the PAHAL Scheme (DBTL), the subsidy is being transferred directly to the Bank Account of 14.78 crore LPG Consumers. The objective of the scheme was to ensure that the subsidy benefits go to the targeted group.

The Government had also given a call to the well-to-do households for voluntarily giving up LPG subsidy. So far, 57.50 lakh LPG consumers have opted out of LPG subsidy voluntarily heeding the call given by the Prime Minister. The subsidy saved from the ‘GiveitUp’ campaign is being utilized for providing new connections to the BPL families under the ‘Giveback’ campaign. This enables provision of LPG, a clean fuel, to poor households by replacing the conventional fuels such as kerosene, coal, fuel wood, cow dung, etc. relieving the poor of the hardships and health hazards from such fuels.

While many consumers have given up subsidy voluntarily, it is felt that consumers in the higher income bracket should get LPG cylinders at the market price. Therefore, the Government has decided that the benefit of the LPG subsidy will not be available for LPG consumers if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs 10,00,000/- during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961.

In keeping with the approach of trusting the citizens, this will be given effect to initially on self-declaration basis while booking cylinders from January 2016 onwards.

Attestation of Certificate by Gazetted Officers Abolished by Government

Path-breaking initiatives like discontinuation of affidavits for host of government services and ending job interviews for various posts from January 1 among other initiatives kept the Ministry of Personnel in news during 2015.

“The most revolutionary and path-breaking decision is abolition of attestation of certificates by gazetted officers instead promoting self-attestation,” Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh told.

He said the government took this decision as it was willing to trust citizens, more importantly it’s youth who will not give wrong information while submitting self-attested documents.

This decision has come as a big relief to common people, especially those living in rural areas, who had to take lot of pain in getting documents attested.

The Ministry also recently discontinued the practice of submission of affidavit by the family members of deceased government employees for the appointment on compassionate grounds.

Now people are required to submit self-declaration at the time of applying for compassionate appointment. All states and union territories have also been asked by the Centre to do away with practice of getting gazetted officer-signed affidavit and seek self-attestation.

Singh, a Lok Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur constituency, said soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to end interviews from government jobs, his Ministry has acted on it.

“We have decided that from January 1, next year, the process of interview for Group C and D recruitments will be abolished,” he said, adding that these are some steps which nobody thought of in past over 60 years after country’s independence.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Inaugurates Good Governance Week Celebration

23 New Products LaunchedPayment Bank to Begin from March 2017
A week-long celebration of Good Governance Week was organized by Department of Electronics and Information Technology starting from 25th December 2015. A National event on Good Governance was inaugurated on 28th December 2015 by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) in India Habitat Centre at New Delhi. This event involved active participation from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Department of Posts (DoP) and their agencies. 

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated the commitment of the Government towards the successful implementation of ‘Digital India’ which would help to transform India into a truly digitally empowered society and knowledge economy in the 21st century. He said the government is aiming at empowering people of India through digitalization. Millions of citizens have already joined in this initiative and invited others to do so. He said e-services should reach more people at the earliest and sought cooperation from State Governments, industry and acadmecia in the early achievement of this objective. 

Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad also announced that India Post would be launching Payment Banking by March 2017. He said after the successful turn around of BSNL, new initiatives have been taken for improving performance of MTNL. He also announced launch of free incoming all over the Country by MTNL from New Year. 

The event saw the launch / inauguration of new 23 products / eServices. 

The key launches are as follows:

Department of Telecommunications
Inauguration of Wi-Fi hotspots at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar and Dargah Sharif, Ajmer. 
Announcement of Pan India Free Incoming Roaming Facility for MTNL Customers.
Department of Posts
Launch of Post-Terminals (Rural ICT - RICT) – handing over Post Terminals to rural Post Masters.Click here to know more 
Department of Electronics and Information Technology
·  Launch of National Centre of Geo-Informatics
·       Launch of e-Payment Portal
·       Launch of Olabs for Schools
·       Launch of Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Phase-II
·   All India BPO Promotion Scheme
· North East Business Process Outsourcing Promotion Scheme
·  Transfer of Technology for “ICT Centre on Tactile Graphics” at IIT Delhi
· Announcement of Setting up of NIC Data Centre at Bhubaneswar

* The detail on each of 23 new products / eservices is available at the Digital India Portal ( 

The awards for best performing States/Districts during the Digital India Week event (1st July – 7th July, 2015) were given to: 
State level – Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. 

District level – 77 Districts across 29 States/UTs.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Parliamentarians set for a massive pay hike

MP salaries to double?

Five years after parliamentarians gave themselves more than 300% salary hike, the NDA government seems to be inclined for another steep rise in the lawmakers’ salary.

Sources said the government is considering a proposal to provide MPs a basic salary of Rs 1 lakh per month, a 100% hike from the current Rs 50,000. A proposal of the parliamentary affairs ministry suggests that their constituency allowance and office allowance too—currently Rs 45,000 each— may be doubled.

Ironically, the government, a few months ago, had rejected a parliamentary panel’s proposal to give a 70% hike to the MPs salary. The panel, led by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, had also demanded a slew of benefits like more air tickets and soft loans for cars.

The proposal also comes amid criticism in the social media about the disruptions and nonfunctioning of Parliament.

Recently, Delhi government gave the MLAs of the national capital a steep hike in salaries and allowances. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had justified the hike and even said that Prime Minister and other MPs too, must get a salary hike.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Govt. considering gratuity for NPS subscribers

Central Govt. is considering payment of gratuity for employees who joined Central Govt. service after 31.12.2003 and covered under National Pension System (Popularly known as New Pension Scheme). Till now they are not covered under the existing gratuity scheme. Only in exceptional cases like death in service, retirement on invalidation etc., provisional gratuity is being paid vide order dated 05.05.2009 as an additional benefit.

Minister of State for Finance, Mr Jayant Sinha informed in parliament that Govt. is considering the benefit of gratuity to extend for the NPS subscribers too.

Retirement in the month of December 2015

Following JTS Gr. A and PS Gr. B Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/12/2015

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Shri K. Y. Kamble
ADPS o/o PMG Pune Region Pune
Shri K. Gunasekaran
Dy. Director Foreign Post Chennai
Tamil Nadu
Shri S. Ravi
SSP, Virudhunagar Division
Tamil Nadu
Shri Kirity Gupta
APMG (Mails & BD) CO Kolkata
West Bengal
Shri H. R. Mandve
Manager MMS Nagpur
Shri Jagannath Biswas
Sr. PM Barrsekpor HO
West Bengal
Shri K. S. Telkar
Sr. PM Dhule HO
Shri R. P. Singh
SPOs, Ghazipur Division
Uttar Pradesh

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.