Saturday, September 29, 2018

Grant of Entry Pay On Promotion & on 01.01.2006 on 6th CPC Pay Fixation - CCS (RP) Rules, 2008

   A big relief to inspector cadre for implementation of Rs 17140/- minimum scale w.e.f 01-01-2006...Thanks to all who are supported and assisted to get this historic order...

Standard Operating Procedure for DDO's on TDS under GST w.e.f. 01.10.2018 - Ministry of Finance

Transfers/Postings of officers of Postal Services Group "B" cadre...

     Congratulations and best wishes to all officers in their choice of places.....

SB Account Opening, Deposit, Withdrawal, PLI Collection through RICT Device [DARPAN]

Postal Life Insurance collection at branch Post Office through RICT Device 

SB New Account Opening Procedure at BO through Rural ICT Device 

SB Account Deposit through DARPAN Device 

SB Withdrawals through DARPAN DEVICE 

Payment of Dearness Allowances to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.07.2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Postman and Mail Guard (Group 'C' post) Recruitment Rules, 2018

Aadhar mandatory for PAN and filing IT return, NOT for Bank A/C & Mobile connection

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra held that while Aadhaar would remain mandatory for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), it would not be mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts and telecom service providers cannot seek its linking for mobile connections.

It would not be mandatory for school admissions, as also for the examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission.

The bench also struck down the national security exception under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act.

It said Aadhaar is meant to help the benefits reach the marginalised sections of society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also community point of view.

The top court said Aadhaar is serving much bigger public interest. Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best.

There are three sets of judgements being pronounced. The first of the three verdicts was pronounced by Justice A K Sikri who wrote the judgement for himself, CJI and Justice A M Khanwilkar. 

Justice Chandrachud and Justice A Bhushan, who are part of the bench, have written their individual opinions.

Justice Sikri struck down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data and ruled that Aadhaar authentication data cannot be stored for more than six months.

It directed the government not to give Aadhaar to illegal immigrants.

The apex court upheld passing of Aadhaar Bill as Money Bill by the Lok Sabha. The Congress party and its leader Jairam Ramesh had challenged the passage of the bill in the House.

It said there is nothing in the Aadhaar Act that violates right to privacy of an individual.

Justice Sikri said robust data protection regime has to be brought in place as early as possible.

He said the attack on Aadhaar by petitioners was based on violation of rights under the Constitution, which they felt will lead to a surveillance State.

Observing that there has been minimal demographic and biometric data collected by UIDAI for Aadhaar enrolment, Justice Sikri said unique identification proof also empowered and gave identity to marginalised sections of society.

There is no possibility of obtaining a duplicate Aadhaar card, he said, adding there is sufficient defence mechanism for authentication in Aadhaar scheme.

The concept of human dignity has been enlarged in the judgement, he said.

The verdict was pronounced on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law.

The bench had on May 10 reserved the verdict on the matter after a marathon hearing that went on for 38 days, spanning four-and-half months.

Delegation of Financial Powers to Chief General Manager (CGM), Parcel Directorate equal to Head of Circle (HoC)

7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations on Allowances Related to Working on Holidays

Allowances Covered

1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance
2. Holiday Monetary Compensation
3. National Holiday Allowance
Employees, who are regularly required to work on holidays, are compensated in a variety of ways. Some, like the employees of Delhi Police and the CISF, are granted an extra month’s pay per year. Employees of other CAPFs are granted extra thirty days’ leave. Some other categories of staff are paid allowances, which are dealt with in this section. There are 3 such allowances.

1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance

It is a compensation for non-gazetted staff of IB who are required to perform duties on holidays and weekends; granted at the rate of one day’s (Basic Pay + DA) for up to thirty days in a financial year. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission notes that employees in almost all ministries/departments are, sometimes, required to work on weekends. They are usually compensated by providing a “compensatory off.” Thus, grant of an allowance for weekend working is not justified.
At the same time, the sensitive, and time bound nature of work done by IB should also be kept in mind. Therefore, it is recommended that the non-gazetted staff of IB, presently covered under Holiday Compensatory Allowance, should, henceforth, be covered by National Holiday Allowance. They will be granted this allowance for up to twelve holidays in a year (including the three National Holidays) at the rates prescribed. Accordingly, Holiday Compensatory Allowance, as a separate allowance, should be abolished.
[Government Decision on Holiday Compensatory Allowance: Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance. Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance. Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)]

2. Holiday Monetary Compensation
This allowance is granted in Department of Posts and is payable to postmen and other departmental staff who are required to perform duty on second holiday if three consecutive holidays occur. The existing rates are:

 Rate of Remuneration
Supervisor ₹85 per holiday for 4 hours
Postal Assistant ₹85 per holiday for 4 hours
PostmenSorting Postmen/₹85 per holiday
Multi-tasking staff ₹60 per holiday for 4 hours
Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to ₹600 per holiday.
Analysis and Recommendations
Since the allowance is not DA indexed, it is proposed to raise the amount to ₹200 per holiday for Supervisors, Postal Assistants and Postmen/Sorting Postmen; and ₹150 per holiday for Multi-tasking Staff. The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent.
[Government Decision on Holiday Monetary Compensation: Retained. Rationalized. Accepted ]

3. National Holiday Allowance
This allowance is paid to non-gazetted Railway employees who are rostered to work on a “National Holiday.” The existing rates are:

Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay Rate
up to ₹7260 ₹256 per day
₹7261-₹9700 ₹318 per day
₹9701 and above (limited to non-gazetted staff) ₹420 per day
There are demands to increase the amount of this allowance to 1.5 x (one day’s Basic Pay + DA)
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission notes that although there are only three National Holidays, this allowance is granted for twelve days in a year due to operational constraints. Also, the allowance is already partially indexed to the DA. Hence, it is recommended that the amount should be increased by 50 percent to the following:
LevelRate of Allowance (per day)
1 and 2₹384
3 to 5 ₹477
6 to 8 (limited to non-gazetted staff) ₹630
The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

SOP and Accounting Procedure for Mail product at DOP Counters - DOP

Role of Post Offices and Officers in IPPB & Accounting Procedure for Commission from IPPB

Enhancement of server capacity and increase of authorised limits of stamps balance in BO and SO - CSI [DOP Order]

Supplementary Inspection Questionnaire (Set No. 1 ) for IPPB Operations at Post Offices - DOP Order