Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Dress for Postmen / MTS launched by Shri Manoj Sinha

The Department of Posts has redesigned the uniform for Postmen (both male and female) and MTS cadre in consultation with National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi (NIFT). The uniform has been redesigned keeping in view the functionality, comfort and durability. The uniform will provide a strong brand identity of the Department of Posts as it provides for easy identification of postmen staff.

The Department enjoys credibility and respect through the field operatives that is the postmen. He is the face of the Department as he delivers letters and parcels to every door. Therefore, it is important that the uniform he wears, which identifies him with the Department should be such that he stands out. Khadi being indigenous to our culture and comfortable in all climatic zones of the country was found suitable for the postmen.

As per the recommendation of 7th CPC, the Government has decided to provide Rs. 5,000/- as dress allowance per year. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has agreed to provide dresses for the postmen from its outlets in each district of the country. The Postmen can purchase dresses from outlets of KVIC from the dress allowances provided to them.

Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Shri Manoj Sinha launched the redesigned uniform for postmen/postwomen and MTS in New Delhi in the august presence of Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), MSME, Shri Giriraj Singh. The 90,000 postmen/postwomen, Mail Guard, Multi Tasking Staff will get benefited by the redesigned uniform.


Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty 2018 – CGDA Orders

Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt 110 010

No. 688/AN-I/D/HAJ/2017-18
Dated: 17.01.2018
1. All the CFA(Fys)
2. All the Group Officers, M.O., Local
3. All sections, M.O, Local
4. The CDA RTC (ER) Kolkata

Subject: Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty – 2018

Reference : HQrs Office, Delhi Cantt.No. AN/IX/9104/HAJ/2018 dated 11.01.2018 circulated through website

Ministry of Minority Affairs (Haj Cell) vide Office Memorandum No. 6/9/2017 – Haj dated 01.01.2018 for Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty – 2018 has been received by the HQrs Office and HQrs Office vide their letter cited under reference has invited applications from male Muslim Officers viz. AAOs/Sr. Adrs / Auditors for temporary deputation to Consulate General of India, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Haj Officer and for Haj Assistants for Haj 2017.

2. Intending eligible Muslim officers/ staff may submit their application online upto 22nd january 2018. Hard copies of online filled in application form in original duly approved by the respective Competent Authority/Controllers along with requisite enclosures of willing officers/individuals may also be reached this office latest by 25th January, 2018. The eligibility criteria and terms of conditions of the ibid deputation are depicted in Annexure ‘A’. The same is also available on the websites : www.haj.nic.in/deputation.

3.The time schedule mentioned above may please be complied with strictly.

4.GO (AN) has seen.
Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)
Sr.Account Officer (AN)

Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

Monday, January 29, 2018

Retirement in the month of January 2018

Following officers in JTS / PS Gr. B and ASP cadre retiring on superannuation from Govt. Service on 31/1/2018.

S. B. Hosing
SSP, Pune City West Division
Rang Nath Pandey
ASP (Estt) o/o CPMG, Ranchi
SSPOs, Tuticorin Division
Tamil Nadu
J. Satyanarayana
Joint Manager, NSH, Begumpet Hyderabad
Prabir Bhowmick
Supdt. Foreign Post, Kolkatta
West Bengal
Narendra Prasad
Dy Chief Postmaster Patna GPO
Abhimanyu Das
Sr. PM, Gaya HO
R G Byatteppanvar
SSP, Gulbarga Division

CHQ wishes them happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.

Seventh Central pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29th January, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Seventh Central pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M of even number dated August, 2016 on the subject mentioned wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Rcviscd pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department of Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules\Recruitment Rules shall be made by the by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay by the new pay structure i.e. “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX” straightaway without making a reference to the Deportment of Personnel and Training Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Subsequently, this Department has held meetings in October/November, 2016 with the administrative Ministries/Departments to review the progress in the implementation of the O.M. An important suggestion made in the meetings with respect to facilitating the process of consultation with the Legislative Department for drafting notification for amendment of RRs in accordance with 0M dated 9th August, 2016 and its Hindi translation so as to expedite the issue or notification. In this regard, this Department in consultation with Legislative Department prepared a model notification in English and Hindi for use of the Administrative Ministries/Departments. The same was issued for the use Of Ministries/Departments vide this Department’s 0M dated 18.01.2017.

3. Further, DoP&T vide 0M of even number dated 16.02.2017 sought information with regard to implementation of OM dated 09.08.2016. However, no significant inputs on the issue were received from the despite repeated requests.

4. In view of the above, a meeting under the Chairmanship of JS(E) with all Ministries/Departments was held on 04.01.2018. The Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish the details on the issue urgently so as to enable this Department to furnish a status repot for information of PMO. The detail of the data received from various Ministries/Departments as on 24.01.2018 has been compiled and annexed. All Ministries/Departments are requested to scrutinize the data pertaining to them as the annexure. In case some additions/corrections are required, the same may be communicated to this Division before 09.02.2048. In case no inputs are received, the data as indicated in annexure shall be treated as final.
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in
Original Link: Click here
Download Link: Revision of pay scale dopt 29.1.2018

CHQ News .....

Acting General Secretary Shri P. Ajit Kumar met with DDG (Estt), Director (Estt) and ADG (Estt) in connection with progress on issue of clarification on pay fixation of Inspector Posts cadre. DDG (Estt) told that they are working on it and requested him to wait for some more days. Some positive result is expected. 

As regards to declaration of result of PS Gr. B, it is said that Directorate is calculating the fresh vacancy position (year wise) and once the vacancies are calculated the result will be declared soon. 

Sad Demise .....

Shri Gopal Naik ASP HQ Bengaluru West Division Bengaluru of 2003 IP batch is passed away due to renal failure on 28-01-2017. He was a good officer. There was great loss to the department and our association.

May his heart and soul find peace and comfort.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

40th All India Conference at Rajgir (Bihar) on 9th and 10th February 2018

It has been reported by Shri Rajiv Kumar, Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts Bihar Circle branch that till date very few circles have come forward to remit the donation coupons amount in their POSB Account.  He and his team is facing lot of difficulties in managing the expenditure of the ensuing AIC. Secondly, many circles yet not given their arrival details of Circle Secretary. 

It is once again requested all  Circle Secretaries to deposit the donation coupon amount in the following account immediately.

Name of Post Office  : Bankipore Head Post Office, Patna 

SOL ID No.               : 80000400

SB Account No.        : 3376561519

Name of Account Holders : Rajiv Kumar and Praveen Prasoon.

Gujarat Postal Circle won the 31st All India Postal Cricket Tournament.

On 20th January 2018, nineteen postal circles teams turned out to enjoy All India Postal Tournament on beautiful lush green cricket ground of Postal Training Centre, Vadodara, Gujarat. The tournament was inaugurated by Shri Dashrath Pardeshi, former Ranji Trophy player of Gujarat and Vadodara teams. The goal was to promote sportsman spirit, friendship and team spirit among the staff of various postal circles in India

Friendly yet competitive cricket matches were played between the teams. All the matches were played in noisy and cheerful atmosphere. The competition, the excitement of the game, and the liveliness and spontaneous actions of the supporters was noteworthy throughout the tournament.

After finishing all knocks out matches, quarter finals and semifinals, the grand final match was played between Gujarat Postal Circle team and West Bengal Postal Circle team on 24th January 2018 at Postal Training Centre ground Vadodara.

Gujarat won the toss and elected to field first. The starting was not good for West Bengal team. The Gujarat fast bowlers have troubled the West Bengal batsmen right from the outset as they sent back Tirth Roay and Sougata Datta in quick succession. The batting conditions were difficult at the middle and the visitors were struggling. However, after the initial onslaught, the batting duo of West Bengal skipper P.S. Bhattachary (32 runs from 65 balls) Surojit Dass (40 runs from 41 balls) have steadied their ship. Finally they managed to get 157 runs in 37.5 overs.
Chasing 157 was never going to be easy and once Gujarat lost three wickets in the power play it was always going to be an uphill task. Chirag Jani who has been their best player in this tournament once again was the only player who showed resistance to battle it out there. Jesal Karia and Mehul Patel did provide support but the West Bengal bowling was too hot to handle. Both teams had the chance to win and the game was changing in every few minutes. The last 10 minutes were breathless and extremely exciting and finally the team Gujarat crossed the line and became the champion of All India Postal Cricket Tournament 2017-18.

In prize distribution ceremony, Hon’ble Chief Postmaster General of Gujarat Circle, Shri. Gautam Bhattacharya had given trophies and medals to the Champion in the presence of various dignitaries. Shri Vineet Mathur, Postmaster General, Vadodara Region and Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General, Ahmedabad Region had given trophies and medals to the first and second runners-up teams (West Bengal and Odisha). On this occasion Hon’ble CPMG addressed all the staff members and players and explained how sports can bring out fitness and which in turn can help in productive office work. At last he congratulated the Director and all team members of Postal Training Centre, Vadodara for arranging such a wonderful cricket tournament.

Standard Operating Process for Accounting in offices where CSI has been implemented

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IPPB to Link Existing Post Office Savings Bank Accounts (POSB)

New Delhi: India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will press into service postmen equipped with smartphones to go door to door and will open 3,250 customer access points across 650 districts when it launches operations in March, seeking to cater largely to under-banked rural areas.

The bank will leverage the 155,000 technologically upgraded post offices, of which 129,000 are in rural areas, as well as the existing customer base of India Post, Anant Narayan Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts, and Chairman of IPPB, said in an interview.

A special dispensation from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will enable the payments bank to link accounts of existing post office savings bank customers and let them access both on the same screen and perform transactions. According to Nanda, this will give a huge fillip to existing customers. India Post has around 170 million savings bank accounts.

“By December 2018, 2 lakh postmen and gramin dak sewaks carrying mobile phones will offer doorstep banking to customers predominantly in rural areas. Eventually, this number will increase to 3.5 lakh,” Nanda said.

The bank plans to start with 3,250 access points—five each in 650 districts—and scale up the number every month. It will employ 3,000 people—roughly half the staff will be on deputation from state-run banks and India Post.

The bank is in the process of training postmen to carry out basic banking facilities such as opening bank accounts and conducting transactions on the mobile phone. Besides assisting customers, the postmen will also teach them how to perform transactions on their own. They will receive monetary incentives for both assisted and eventually self-service transactions.

Customers will be able to access a range of services including net banking, National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT), Real-time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and Immediate Payment Service (IMPS). They will be able to pay utility bills, invest in mutual funds and buy insurance products on the app.

The gramin dak sevaks and postmen will be trained by banking institutions. An internal survey by the department showed that between 70% and 80% of postmen use smartphones for personal use and are active on social networking sites and should be able to use the app with ease, Nanda said.

At present, the post office accepts payments of around Rs46,000 crore in cash every year. With the entire network moving towards accepting digital payments, a significant portion of this amount could be handled by the banking network, an indication of the potential available for business.

IPPB is 100% owned by India Post; it received a payments bank license from RBI in January 2017 and has begun operations on a pilot basis in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

India has three other operational payment banks—Airtel Payments Bank, Paytm Payments Bank and Fino Payments Bank.

“India Post does have the largest reach in the rural parts of the country and the idea of financial inclusion through postmen seems very promising,” said Ashish Aggarwal, a consultant at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. “However, the execution has to be well done to have mass impact. The postmen need to be well-trained and equipped as even basic banking involves much more than delivering courier (packages) and letters,” he added.


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Linking of Aadhar Number to Beneficiary Number has been made compulsory and all the CGHS beneficiaries are advised to link their Aadhar Number before 31st March 2018.

How to Link Aadhar with CGHS

(I) Through CMO-In charge’s Module – Beneficiary can visit CMO-Incharge of his/her CGHS Wellness Centre with AADHAR Card to get his her and family members’ AADHAR Number linked to CGHS Beneficiary Number. or

(II) Registration of AADHAR Number by beneficiary himself/herself – the following steps are to be followed:

a. Log on to cghs.nic.in

b. Click – ‘Beneficiary Login’

c. Sign in with Ben ID and Password, if you are already registered.

d. If not registered Click Generate Password and follow instructions to obtain OTP on your registered Mobile Number

e. After signing in with Ben ID and Password. click ‘update AADHAR No’

f. Enter AADHAR Numbers for all family members and save.

Monday, January 22, 2018

31st All India Postal Cricket Tournament : Day 3

The XXXI All India Postal Cricket Tournament was started on 20.01.2018 in Postal Training Centre, Vadodara.  From 20.01.2018 to 21.01.2018, 11 knocks out matches were played among participating teams and 8 of them were qualified for the quarter final match. The quarter final matches have played between the following teams on 22-01-2018 and the result thereof is given.
Odisha  Vs Himachal Pradesh
166/9 and 40/10
Odisha won by 126 runs
West Bengal  Vs Rajasthan
166/4 and 133/8
West Bengal won by 33 runs
Gujarat Vs Assam
217/3 and 102/10
Gujarat won by 115 runs
Andhra Pradesh Vs Haryana
205/0 and 139/10
Andhra Pradesh won by 66 runs

Ajay Kumar of Andhra Pradesh team has made century in the match against Haryana. He has scored 102 runs out of 61 balls.  Pradmesh Parmar and Chirag Jani (former IPL team member of Kolkata Knight Riders - 2011) of Gujarat Postal Circle have scored the highest run (83 runs out of 54 balls and 75 out of 34 respectively) in an another quarter final match against Assam. Selected teams will play semi-final match on 23-01-2018 on Postal Training Centre and Railway Campus grounds. An entertainment programme is also organized on23.01.2018 in Padmini Sabha Gruh of PTC Vadodara at 6 p.m.

Semi Finals
Sl. No
Gujarat V/s Odisha
West Bengal V/s Andhra Pradesh

31st All India Postal Cricket Tournament at Postal Training Centre, Vadodara

The XXXI All India Postal Cricket Tournament was inaugurated in Postal Training Centre, Vadodara on 20-01-2018 by Shri Dashrath Pardeshi, former Ranji Trophy player of Gujarat and Vadodara teams in the presence of Shri Gautam Bhattacharya, Chief Postmaster General, Gujarat Circle,  Shri Ambesh Upmanyu, Postmaster General, Ahmedabad Region, Shri Vineet Mathur, Postmaster General, Vadodara Region, Smt. Suchita Anant Joshi, Director, Postal Training Centre Vadodara, Shri B.L. Sonal, DPS, Vadodara Region,  Shri Sunil Sharma, DPS (HQ) Gujarat Circle. The said tournament will continue up to 24th January 2018. The following 19 cricket teams of different postal circles are participating in this tournament.

Name of Circle
Name of Circle
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
West Bengal
Jammu & Kashmir
Uttar Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh

The following knocks out matches were played among the participating teams on 21.01.2018 and result thereof is given below. There is good all-round performance from Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh teams. They batted, fielded and bowled well to beat the mighty Uttarakhand and Delhi batting line-up.

Himachal Pradesh
Vs Uttarakhand
214/2 and 133/8
Himachal Pradesh won by 81 runs
Rajasthan Vs Delhi
201/6 and 127/10
Rajasthan won by 74 runs
Assam Vs Maharashtra
191/5 and 128/6
Assam won by 63 runs
Andhra Pradesh Vs Madhya Pradesh
142/6 and 123/7
Andhra Pradesh won by 19 runs
Uttar Pradesh  Vs Gujarat
76/10 and 77/1
Gujarat won by 9 wickets

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Submission of Annual Immovable property return (IPR) by Group 'A' officers of Department of Posts for the year ending 2017 (as on 01.01.2018) - Placing in Public domain

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Circle Conference : Delhi circle

37th Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts Delhi Circle Branch held on 20/1/2018 at Delhi and following office bearers are unanimously elected for the next 2 year term. 

1. President : Shri Roop Chand, Sr. Postmaster, Sansad Marg HO, New Delhi.

2. Circle Secretary : Shri Ram Narayan Singh, IP (HQ) New Delhi Sorting Division, New Delhi. 

3. Treasurer : Shri Hariom Sharma, ASP (Philately) o/o CPMG, New Delhi circle. 

CHQ congratulate to all office bearers.

Friday, January 19, 2018

40th All India Conference at Rajgir (Bihar) on 9th and 10th February 2018

In response to post dated 14/1/2018, few circles have come forward to remit the donation amount to the host circle. Thanks to them. But many big circles are still silent. Secondly, all Circle Secretaries may also remit their pending CHQ quota to CHQ Treasurer immediately, so that it can be incorporated in annual account. Current year CHQ quota will be accepted at Rajgir during AIC.

Please remit donation and CHQ quota immediately. 

Some important items of service rules

Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission - clarification reg.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

GDS result declared

To view, GDS result of Assam, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujrat and Tamil Nadu, please CLICK HERE 


Simplification of Referral System Under CGHS

issuance of ATM/Debit Card to SB Accounts self operated by Minors beyond the age of 10 years: Department of Posts Order

FAQs on the time limit for disposal of disciplinary cases

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - reg.

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AddendumIII-SB Order No.15/2017-Mandatory use of Savings Account for credit of maturity/premature value, monthly/quarterly/yearly interest in case of MIS/SCSS/TD accounts and investments from 01st December, 2017

To view, SB order No. 15/2017 dated 12/1/2018 please CLICK HERE. 

Recruitment Rules of Accounts Officer/Assistant Accounts Officers of India P&T Accounts & Finance Service Group 'B' — Comments/Views from the Stakeholders — examination thereof

To view Directorate memo no. 301(20)/2017-PA Admn.III/2254 to 2310 dated 15th January, 2018 please CLICK HERE. 

Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.

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