Wednesday, November 29, 2017

DPC for promotion to the PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2017-18

Today, discussed the issue with concerned officers at Directorate about holding of DPC. I am told that the list of the officers who are in the zone of consideration will be circulated very soon. 

List of Holidays and Restricted Holidays to be observed by the Central Government Offices in Odisha in the Calendar year-2018

Downgradation of Chinchbunder HO-400009 (PS Gr-B Gazetted) into Sub Post Office (HSG-I) and Upgradation of the status of Chembur HO-400071 (HSG-I) to the level of PS Gr-B Gazetted HO

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

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CCS(Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965- Classification of Posts

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Retirement in the month of November 2017

Following JAG and PS Gr. B Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/11/2017

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
G S Sutaria
DPS Navi Mumbai Region
Navi Mumbai Region
B N Vishvakarma
AD (PO) o/o the CPMG Delhi Circle
Ashwinkumar Panda
Babu P G
SPOs, Allapuz Division
K K Shivshanker Pillai
SPOs, Idukki Division
R K Agarwal
ADPS (BD) o/o the CPMG MP Circle Bhopal
M. P.
V S Bhalawi
Superintendent CSD Bhopal
M. P.
K S Jaiswal
ASP Mumbai North Division

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.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Filling up of PS Gr. B post and repatriation of officers to their parent circle

Dear comrades, 

It was requested to all Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers to furnish the information of PS Gr. B cadre in the following format to GS through Email on or before 23/11/2017, but except Odisha no one so far come forward with correct information.

Name of Circle
Sanction strength of PS Gr. B officers
Working strength as on 17/11/2017
No. of PS Gr. B officers working out side the circle and waiting for repatriation to parent circle

It is once again directed to please arrange to furnish the requisite information to GS through eMail and also put on CHQ whatApp group  immediately.

Yours friend,  

Vilas Ingale
General Secretary

7th CPC Classification of Posts – Gazette Notification dt.9.11.2017

Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules – Gazette Notification

(Department of Personnel and Training)


New Delhi, the 9th November, 2017

S.O. 3578 (E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) number S.O. 2079(E), dated the 20th August, 2014, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this Order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts except persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union, shall be classified as follows :-

of Posts
of posts
A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 10 to 18.
Group A
A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 6 to 9.
Group B
A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 1 to 5.
Group C

Explanation – For the purpose of this Order, ‘Level’ in relation to a post means, the Level specified in third row of Part A of the Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

[F. No. 11012/10/2016-Estt.A-III]


Government to examine Rs five lakh tax exemption proposal for pensioners

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry has informed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor that his suggestion to increase the tax exemption limit for pension up to Rs 5 lakh would be examined during the ongoing preparations for the Union Budget 2018, according to a communication.

Responding to a letter written by Tharoor in late September, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempted from income tax in all cases was examined.

“The proposal would be examined during the exercise for the ensuing Union Budget 2018 and the outcome would be reflected in the Finance Bill, 2018,” said the letter, which was tweeted by Tharoor.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 23 November, 2017

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 01.01.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 17.03.2017, for the quarter from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.8% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017 dated 23.10.2017, are enclosed.

2.The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs.10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3.While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017, the Tables already issued for the quarters from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017, from 1.4.2017 to 30.6.2017 and from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4.In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5.Hindi version of these orders is attached.

(Amar Nath Singh)

Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 declared

Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 of Maharashtra Circle announced.

Please visit to Maharashtra Postal Circle official website on following link i.e.

Please click below link to view the PA/SA Result on category wise.

Mandatory submission of Aadhaar Number to POs by 31.12.2017

How we can increase Aadhar seeding in DOP Finacle ?

Suggestion :

1. In "CCRC" we have to put Adhar then we can go, & pan+mobile+address+sign+ automatically feed. As all are interlinked. 
2.for existing customer in every menu(ctm, crdp, cpdtm & account opening menus) there should be 3 additional field

a)   adhar b) pan, c) mobile

Example :customer came for deposit then we invoke 'CTM'. Then we put account no. System will check & if any thing missing with respective cif it will ask to put that details. For joint account it will check both cif. 

This it will definitely help a lot, & we will be able to update maximum by this.

Source : SAPOST

Rate of Bonus for Postal Life Insurance declared by Directorate

1. Whole Life Insurance - Rs.85 /- per thousand of sum assured
2. Endowment Assurance - Rs.58/- per thousand of sum assured
3. Anticipated Endowment Assurance - Rs.53/- per thousand of sum assured
4. Convertible Whole life Policies - While life Bonus is applicable on conversion Endowment bonus will applicable.

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Change of Holiday on account of Miladi-un-Nabi for All Central Govt Offices situated in Tamilnadu

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees - Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission - DOPT Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th November, 2017


Subject:- Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Regarding.

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all Allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/-. In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account of non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR): If such a Proforma Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and/ or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

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

7. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DOPT

Friday, November 24, 2017

LDCE will be held on ONLINE

No Proposal Under Consideration to Withdraw Bank Chequebook Facility

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
23-November-2017 20:20 IST

No Proposal Under Consideration to Withdraw Bank Chequebook Facility

In a section of the media, it has appeared that there is a possibility that the Central Government may withdraw bank cheque book facility in the near future, with an intent to encourage digital transactions. It is denied that there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to withdraw bank cheque book facility. 

In this regard, it is emphasized that while the Government is committed to transform India into a less cash economy and promote digital and electronic transactions through multi-pronged initiatives, cheques are an integral part of the payments landscape, and form the backbone of trade and commerce, by being negotiable instruments, which often serve as the security for underlying trade transactions. 

In fact, the Union Finance Minister, in the Budget Speech 2017-18, had announced, “As we move faster on the path of digital transactions and cheque payments, we need to ensure that the payees of dishonoured cheques are able to realise the payments. Government is therefore considering the option of amending the Negotiable Instruments Act suitably.”

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Special cover on 'Children's Day' 14th November 2017

Children's day (Bal divas) is celebrated in India every year on 14th November. This year on 14th November 2017, Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education has issued special cover to celebrate Children's Day.

Silicon city Academy of Secondary Education is located in a serene green environment, in the southern part of the bustling city of Bangalore.

The school is spread over 3 acres, and surrounded with trees and quiet residential layouts. The institution is distinctive for an infrastructure which conforms to international educational standards.

Silicon city Academy of Secondary Education believes in offering students with the very best of integrated learning experiences and facilities, taking the child through the K-12 programme in a holistic manner.

The institution offers the CBSE syllabus.

In order to meet the standards required by the CBSE board, Silicon city Academy of Secondary Education is constantly upgrading and improving upon it's educational programmes. The school atmosphere is further enriched by the committed, dedicated and experienced teachers who are led by a team of proven educational experts.

Silicon city Education Trust And Academy

Silicon city Education Trust was formed in March 2005 to provide infrastructure for value based Education by establishing Eductional Institutions to meet growing requirements in and around konanakunte, South Bangalore. To bring this vision into reality, Mr. K.B Lakshman, Founder, Chairman & Mr, L.Ravi, Secretary , ably supported by prominent educationists started Silicon City Public School with CBSE curriculum.

In short span of 3 years, School has grown to present strength of 1150 students. In fact, it is one of the most preferred school by students/parents in South Bangalore. This has given impetus to chairman to enter higher echelons in education for which Silicon City Educational Academy was formed in january 2008 to initiate pre university, under graduate and post graduation to make Academy a Centre for complete Education - from Pre - Nursery to Post - Graduation.

First stamp of Independent India

The first stamp of Independent of India was released on 21-11-1947. It depicts with Indian flag with patriots slogan 'Jai Hind' (long LIVE INDIA) on the top right hand corner. It was valued three and one-half annas and was meant for foreign correspondence.

Instructions to be followd during issue of ATM Card

CIF level Checks  
•    Below issues at CIF will lead to non activation of cards:
Ø Last name column in CIF should not exceed 35 Characters
Ø Last Name column in CIF should not contain special and numeric characters
Ø Address line  at CIF level should not exceed 35 characters and special character s like (<, >, ?)
Ø Name at account level should be as mentioned in the CIF

•       Wrong issuance of Instant Cards
•       SOLs are dispatching Instant ATM card duly linked to the account by post which may lead to mis-appropriation as both PIN and card will be available in the same envelope.
•    SOLs are placing New card request after hot listing /personalized card request / Replacement /closure which will lead to non-activation of new card request and that kit/card cannot be used further and reflects in inactive cards.
•       Issuing of new kit for the CIF which was already issued with another Kit number.

•       SOLs are placing ATM PIN request multiple times with out waiting for the receipt of PIN from National ATM Unit.
•      Many SOLs are just sending mails for duplicate PIN with out placing request in CCMM menu

•       Closure of ATM Card
•       SOLs are closing the accounts with out closing the ATM cards. Such cards will be in active status and cannot be closed in later stage.
•     Few SOLs have closed the existing cards and again placed new card request, which will not get activated.

•       CIF merger of ATM issued accounts
•      Once the ATM cards are issued to any of the SB accounts, such CIFs should not be merged to any other CIF.
•      After merging the CIF, one more card is being issued to the new CIF of the same account. In such a case both the cards will be active and lead to fraudulent transactions.

•       Eligibility criteria Issuing of ATM cards
•       Cards should be issued only to SB General and Pension accounts.
•       In case of Joint, should be issued only to Joint “B”
•     ATM cards should not be issued to Minor, Illiterate, Joint “A”, SBBAS, BO accounts and Lunatic accounts.
•      Only one card per customer should be issued. In case of multiple accounts, linking should be done after activation of card with the primary account.

Procedure for issue of duplicate ATM cards in case of missing of the original one :

Under CCMM menu use Modify function and enter CIF id and in the next screen select Action as "hotlist and replace or Replacement in case already hotlisted. Then select Card type as Personalized and again click on Instant. Then enter the Instant kit number which is to be issued to the customer and card will get activated after 24 hours.

GDS recruitment

To view details of GDS recruitment revised vacancies of AP, Jharkhand, Odisha and Telangana Circles on INDIA POST website, please CLICK HERE. 

To online apply for GDS Posts in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh circle, please CLICK HERE. 

Implementation of cadre restructuring to Inspector Posts cadre