Monday, October 31, 2016

Post Payments Bank eyes synergies with financial services biz of India Post

Aimed at creating a mechanism where balances in excess of ₹1 lakh stay within the postal system MUMBAI, OCTOBER 30: 

The India Post Payments Bank is working on striking synergies with the Post Office Savings Bank of the Department of Posts to ensure that its customers don’t look elsewhere for parking deposits exceeding ₹1 lakh.

In view of the regulatory restriction that a payments bank can hold a maximum balance of ₹1lakh per individual customer, the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is planning to create a mechanism whereby balances over this limit get automatically transferred to the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB). In this regard, the IPPB is closely examining a clause in the Reserve Bank of India’s payments bank guidelines whereby it can accept a large pool of money to be remitted to a number of accounts provided at the end of the day the balance does not exceed ₹1 lakh.
The IPPB and the POSB apparently want to make sure that as far as possible the customer’s money stays within the government-owned postal system. So, a customer opening a savings bank account with IPPB will be given the option to also open a linked POSB account. The IPPB has been set up under the Department of Posts (DoP) as a public limited company wholly owned by the government of India. The DoP received ‘in-principle’ RBI approval to set up payments bank in August 2015.

The POSB currently offers investment options, including savings bank account, recurring deposit account, time deposit, monthly income scheme, senior citizens savings scheme, and public provident fund, to small investors. These services are offered as an agency service for the Finance Ministry.

As per RBI guidelines, payments banks can accept demand deposits — current deposits and savings bank deposits from individuals, small businesses and other entities. They can neither accept fixed deposits and NRI deposits nor can they give loans.

The primary objective of a payment banks is to further the cause of financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts and payments/remittance services to migrant labour workforce, low-income households, small businesses, other unorganised sector entities and other users.

Among the reasons cited by banking industry experts for mainstream banks to pick up stakes in entities having ‘in-principle’ RBI approval to start payments banks are to provide their banking expertise, the opportunity to tap deposits exceeding ₹1 lakh, and cross-selling loans.

For example, Reliance Industries and State Bank of India have signed an agreement to set up a payments bank with equity contribution of 70 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively. Kotak Mahindra Bank has acquired 19.90 per cent stake in Airtel Payments Bank.

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Vigilance Awareness week commences from today

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
31-October-2016 10:36 IST

Vigilance Awareness week commences from today 

The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which 31st October, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week has commenced from today, with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises/Public Sector Banks and all other Organizations.
“Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption” has been chosen as the theme for Vigilance Awareness Week this year by the Commission.

In addition, the Commission has envisaged a concept of Integrity Pledge, for enlisting support and commitment of the citizens and corporates/entities/firms etc to prevent and combat corruption.

The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week renews our commitment to achieve the goals of promoting integrity, transparency and accountability in public life. The Commission, therefore, lays greater emphasis on generation of awareness among the public as a more effective and sustainable means of fighting corruption.

7th CPC Transport Allowance - A look back

Transport Allowance (TPTA) is granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:

Moreover, officers drawing GP 10000 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹7,000+DA pm. Differently abled employees are granted this allowance at double the rate, subject to a minimum amount of ₹1,000 plus DA.

Many representations have been received regarding Transport Allowance. Most of them advocate granting the allowance at the same rate to all employees, irrespective of their place of posting, on the grounds that fuel prices affect everybody equally.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission notes that TPTA is fully DA-indexed. The first issue to be considered is whether the rate of Transport Allowance should be the same for all places. There are arguments both for and against this view.

Proponents of the idea argue that petrol prices are almost same everywhere. Moreover, public transport system is better developed in many of the A1/A Class cities, thereby reducing the cost of commuting significantly. The argument, therefore, is that A1/A category places do not need to have a higher rate.

Opponents point out that the categorization of A1/A has been abolished for other purposes (like HRA, CCA) but retained for Transport Allowance. Incidentally, only 13 cities fall under this categorization: six in A1, viz., Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and seven in A, viz., Ahmedabad, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kanpur. Recently, six more cities, viz., Patna, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Coimbatore and Ghaziabad have been added to A1/A categories, making it nineteen in all. (Incidentally, vide a recent notification No. 21(2)/2015-E.II(B) dated 06.08.2015, the use of term “A1/A” has been dropped for these nineteen cities. Hence, the Commission will refer to these nineteen cities as “Higher TPTA cities.”). In all these places the commuting distances are far more than in other cities. Moreover, the public transport system is not as developed as it should be in all these places. Therefore, it is argued, the distinction should remain.
After considering both the viewpoints, the Commission is of the view that by and large the commuting distances and associated difficulties involved in Higher TPTA cities are much more compared to other places. Hence, the argument that the distinction should stay is a valid one.

The second issue is whether Transport Allowance should be the same for all personnel posted at the same place. Here the Commission feels that a question of status of employee is involved and hence, complete parity is not possible.

Regarding the optimal rate of Transport Allowance, the Commission notes that the allowance is already fully DA indexed. Therefore, since DA has already reached 119 percent and is likely to rise further before the implementation of our report, the following rates of Transport Allowance are recommended:

Officers in Pay Level 14 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, will ave the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹15,750+DA pm. Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of ₹2,250 plus DA.

JCM Staff Side suggestion on Transport Allowance : The 5th CPC had introduced transport allowance for employees working in classified towns on account of various factors like unprecedented growth of city limits, increase in volume of traffic and non availability of residential accommodation at reasonable rents near offices, which are usually located in the heart of cities. If these were the factors it appears that the 5th CPC did not take into account that it is usually a low paid employee who finds residence at a very long distance from his office whereas officers are offered residences very near to their offices. If, therefore, transport allowance was meant to defray the transportation charges from residence to office and back the higher rates should have been recommended for the low paid employees who were residing at a distant places. Since the 6th CPC‟s
recommendation in this regard was implemented, there had been several rounds of increase in the fuel charges making a cascading impact on the public transport fares.

Taking these factors into account, we suggest that the following rates of transport allowance may please be recommended.

At first glance, both transport allowance and traveling allowance might look the same. But, the two are very different for Central Government employees. Recent spate of orders issued by the DOPT and Finance Ministry on TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE was the inspiration behind this write-up.
  • Pay Range X classified city Y classified towns.
Pay upto Rs. 75,000 Rs. 7500 + DA Rs. 3750 +DA
Above Rs. 75,000 Rs. 6500 +DA Rs. 3500+ DA
In its order last week, the DOPT said that senior officers who have to travel by air for official purposes may not have to submit the boarding passes while settlement of TA claims. They will have to henceforth submit the passes only when required. The very next day, the Finance Ministry issued an order that made it mandatory for senior officials to submit boarding passes alongwith TA bills for air journey performed on Government account.

The concept of Transport Allowance was introduced by the 5th CPC to defray the cost of commuting between residence and office. The 6th CPC while recommending CCA to be subsumed in Transport Allowance. Transport Allowance is given to the Central Government employees for their everyday commute to and from the workplace. Based on their Grade Pay or Band Pay, this could be anything between Rs. 400 to Rs. 3200 per month. It also depends on the population of the city or town where the office is located. Transport allowance is twice the normal amount for physically challenged employees.

Travelling allowance is given to employees who have to travel out of station for official work. There are a number of rules, guidelines and restrictions that control travelling allowance. DOPT and the Ministry of Finance issues amendment orders related to travelling allowances from time to time.

Traveling allowance differs based on the employee’s grade pay. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determine the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service(RP)Rules 2008. Depending on the grade pay, the employee has to opt for the appropriate class of accommodation while travelling via bus, train, ship or by aeroplane. The employee can refund only that amount that he is entitlement for. The Finance Ministry order published on 23.9.2008, OM explained the details of the Travelling allowance and entitlements for Government officials as per title given below…

Government officials on Tour : Travelling Allowance and Entitlements, Entitlement for journeys on tour and travel entitlements within the country, International Travel Entitlement, Mileage allowance for journeys by road, Daily Allowance, Travelling allowance on Transfer, Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance, Transportation of Personal Effects, Transportation of Conveyance, Travelling allowance Entitlement of Retiring employees, Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance

Daily Allowance : If the official tour on is of longer duration, then the employee is paid Daily Allowance to meet his boarding and lodging expenses. This too depends on the Grade pay of the employee. This is what is known as TA/DA. While seeking the TA/DA claims, the employee has to present receipts and bills.

In this regard, the notification, that senior officials are not required to submit the boarding passes while seeking settlement of TA claims of their air travel expenses, was confusing.

The order is not applicable to Group ‘C’ employees. But some have misunderstood the order and have assumed that it was for the air travel facility that is available as part of the Leave Travel Concession.

GDS Bonus Arrears Tool Released by CEPT

Procedure for installation and drawl of arrears of Bonus for GDS

  • In order to facilitate the drawal and disbursement of difference of Bonus for the financial year 2014-2015, a tool is designed for the same. It is a small module working as an extension of the Accounts main module.  
  • This tool requires no installation, needs to be copied in the accounts installation path for fetching the details from accounts database. 
  • Once after copying exe, double click the exe and  it will ask for the Server Name of SQL server  in which Accounts database is available, 
Enter  SQL server  name then click on OK
Then the arrears of Bonus screen will appear as shown below
  • Enter the Financial year, Sanction details, Bill no and Sanction date and then click Fetch Button. Now the details of all the officials for whom the bonus was drawn already will be displayed.
  • For the officials for whom the bonus was not drawn at your office arrears of bonus needs to be drawn in other bills option after getting drawn statement from the earlier office in which official has worked.
  • For the official already transferred from your office select the official name and make due and draw amount zero then click update button. Once after doing all the required modification.
  • Then press Draw button then following screen will be appearing. 
  • Prepare ARs and detail Bill in accounts main module

  1. Download the tool called BonusArrears.exe
  2. Do as per the instruction in the document file
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Guidelines about engagement on compassionate grounds against GDS posts

Guidelines about engagement on compassionate grounds against GDS posts-Clarification reg.

Honour the decision or we shall go on path of struggle – Secy/Staff side to Government of India

Honour the decision or we shall go on path of struggle – Secy/Staff side to Government of India

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2016 
Dated: October 26, 2016
Hon’ble Minister for Finance,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
We solicit your kind reference to the discussions; the representatives of the Staff Side JCM had with you on 30th June 2016 in the wake of impending strike action that was to commence from 11th July 2016. Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, your goodself, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Hon’ble MoSR, Shri Manoj Sinha, on having detailed deliberations with the Staff Side, had appreciated that, the Central Government employees were not generally happy with the decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June 2016, while accepting the recommendations of the 7th CPC, particularly in the matter of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula. After detailed discussions it was agreed by your goodself and other Hon’ble Ministers present in the meeting that, the government would address the grievances of the employees, whereupon the NJCA had decided to defer the “Indefinite Strike”. Accordingly, a committee was set-up to consider the demand of Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula with a mandate to finalize its report within four months.

We (Staff Side) interacted with the said committee, headed by Shri P.K. Das, Addl. Secretary(Expenditure), on 24.10.2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that, the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that, the committee is dilly-dallying the issue.

We are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the Staff Side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issues of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

We have full trust and believe that, the government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30.06.2016 in your benign presence, and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated timeframe in a satisfactory manner.

It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.

With Kind Regards!

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks: CPAO Order4

Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks: CPAO Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Clarification/2016-17/ 13,Vol -VI /160
26.10.2016

Subject: Crediting of enhanced Medical Allowance to the pensioners account by Banks.

During the workshop for banks on monitoring the pensioners grievances through “Web Responsive Pensioners' Service" organised on 03.10.2016 a query was made on requirement of Special Seal Authority for crediting Medical Allowance at the enhanced rate based on orders issued by DP&PW from time to time. In this context, attention is invited to para 4.5.2 (copy of the extract attached) of Accounting and Operating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners issued in Feb, 2012 wherein it has been provided that CPPC should have direct access to the website of the Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare and Ministry of Home Affair, so that these are regularly browsed and orders on Dearness Relief issued by various Departments are acted upon immediately.

CPPCs of all the banks are advised to follow the same instructions for revising the Medical Allowance of the pensioners already drawing the same as and when the rate of Medical Allowance is enhanced by DP&PW without requiring for any Special Seal Authority from CPAO.

Encl: As above.
(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

4.5. Roles and Responsibilities of CPPC as oversight agency

4.5.1. CPPC will receive Government orders and disseminate the same to all concerned agencies for necessary action.

4.5.2. The CPPC should have direct access to the websites of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, M/o Home Affairs and M/o Consumer Affairs so that these are regularly browsed and orders on Dearness Relief issued by various Departments are acted upon immediately.

4.5.3. The dues of the pensioner accruing with time, based on age must be automatically paid to the pensioner by the CPPC on provisional basis for a period of six months. This should be fully automated and exceptions watched for correction.

4.5.4. At the time of credit afforded at CPPC, a confirmation report must be generated and monitored to ensure that the pension/family pension etc. in respect of all pensioners of the CPPC have been credited. A monthly discrepancy report with respect to the total number of pensioners and those paid in the previous month may be reviewed regularly. Exceptions should be reviewed by the senior management of the bank to enable immediate rectification of any omissions.

4.5.5. CPPC software is required to have a grievance redressal module as detailed in Section 9.2 below.

4.5.6. CPPC may exercise oversight on quality of service to pensioners including services to the handicapped pensioners.

4.5.7. CPPCs may ensure that the responsibilities assigned to Home Branches are enforced so that the pensioners are not redirected to CPPC for redressal of grievances and information needs. Necessary performance measures and monitoring mechanisms, in co-ordination with the respective administrative structures to achieve the desired level of service delivery in Home Branches as well as CPPCs may be instituted by the bank.

4.6. Roles and Responsibilities of Home branches (pension account service branch)

Feel Proud To Take The Pledge On Rashtriya Ekta Divas

Feel Proud To Take The Oath On Rashtriya Ekta Divas

I solemnly pledge that I dedicate myself to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation and also strive hard to spread this message among my fellow countrymen.

I take this pledge in the spirit of unification of my country which was made possible by the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 

I also solemnly resolve to make my own contribution to ensure internal security if my country.

Advertisement on Rural Postal Life Insurance

Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) came into being as a sequel to the recommendations of the  Official Committee for Reforms in the Insurance Sector (Malhotra Committee).  The Committee had observed in 1993 that only 22% of the insurable population in this country had been insured; life insurance funds accounted for only 10% of the gross household savings.  The Committee had observed:

“ The Committee understands that Rural Branch Postmasters who enjoy a position of trust  in the community  have the capacity to canvass life insurance business within their respective areas…..”


The Government accepted the recommendations of Malhotra Committee  and allowed Postal Life Insurance to extend its coverage to the rural areas to transact life insurance business with effect from 24.3.1995, mainly because of the vast network of Post Offices in the rural areas and low cost of operations. The prime objective of the scheme is to provide insurance cover to the rural public in general and to benefit weaker sections and women workers of rural areas in particular and also to spread insurance awareness among the rural population. As on 31.03.2015, we have more than 23.51 million RPLI policies.

Observation of "Swachh Bharat Pakhwada" under Swachh Bharat Mission from 01.11.2016 to 15.11.2016

Creation of Katihar Postal Division on bifurcation from Purnea Division in Bihar Circle

DoPT Released Employees Online (EO) Mobile App for Transparency

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.
Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation:

IPO Exam Set A Answer Key with Calculation Excel Sheet

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Income Tax 2016-17 – All Salaried Employees to declare deductions and savings under Form 12BB

12BB – Download Form 12BB as a Word, Excel or PDF file- All Employees to file Declaration under Form 12BB to claim deduction for savings under Section 80 C, payment of house loan interest under Section 24, and HRA exemption under Section 10
The Finance Act, 2015 had introduced section 192(2D) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) wherein the person responsible for making payment of salary (employer) was obliged to collect the necessary evidence or proof in the prescribed form and manner to allow any claim for any deduction and/or tax saving investments. However, the relevant rules and form were yet to be prescribed. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come out with the relevant rules1 and also prescribed the form i.e. Form 12BB, in which salaried employees would now be required to furnish evidence of claims and tax saving investments to the employer.

Till Finance Act 2016, there was no standard format for salaried employees for filing declaration with their employer to claim deduction for savings under Section 80 C, payment of house loan interest under Section 24, and HRA exemption under Section 10. In the absense of single declaration form, employees had to submit proof for each investment made in the year.

As a relief to employees and also to employer, Income Tax Department has introduced a new Form 12BB. This form, applicable from June 1, 2016, will act as a single entity that you can use to declare your to claim deduction for savings under Section 80 C, payment of house loan interest under Section 24, and HRA exemption under Section 10.

Deductions that can be declared under Form 12BB:

The standard Form 12BB is for all salaried Employees to claim tax deductions. You use can use it to claim deductions for leave travel allowance (LTA/LTC), house rent allowance (HRA), interest paid on home loans, and all other tax deductions pertaining to Chapter VI-A of the Income Tax Act.

House Rent Allowance (HRA):

With form 12BB, you can claim any HRA tax deductions under Section 10 (13A) of the Income Tax Act. Along with 12BB you will need to provide the relevant rent receipts for this deduction. You will also need to submit the name and address of the landlord. In the event the aggregate rent paid by you exceeds Rs 1 lakh, you will also need to submit the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of your landlord.

Amount claimed under Leave travel Concession (LTC)

With Form 12BB, you need to furnish amount and provide evidence of expenses made towards your travel. Unlike in the past, it is now mandatory to provide proof of all travel expenses in the form of receipts for your claim.

Interest on home loan under Section 24:

Earlier to claim deduction for interest paid on home loan, we have to submit interest certificate from the concerned bank. Now, in addtion to the same we will have to fill up Form 12BB to claim deductions under Section 24 of the Income Tax Act.

Savings / deductions under Chapter VI-A:

All tax deductions under Section 80C, Section 80CCC, and Section 80CCD, as well as other sections like 80E, 80G, and 80TTA come under Chapter VI-A of the IT Act. For deductions, fill up Form 12BB and provide details and proof of your investments and expenditures incurred related to the relevant section you are seeking deductions under.

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IPPB operation through Postman

IPPB gives the facility for its customers especially in rural areas to deposit or withdraw the money from their IPPB account without going to the IPPB branch.  The Postman will operate the accounts with help of bio metric device at the door step of customers.  Watch the two videos below for better understanding.

India Post Payment Bank Video

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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Revision of pension of defence forces pensioners - Orders and Calculation Methods

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More DA for Central Government Employees

New Delhi, Oct. 27: The Union cabinet has approved the allocation of 2 per cent dearness allowance and relief to 50 lakh central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners in a decision timed with Diwali and citing price rise.
The DA installment will be paid with effect from July 1.
"The Union cabinet has given its approval to release an installment of DA to central government employees and dearness relief to pensioners from July 1, 2016, representing an increase of 2 per cent of the revised basic pay/pension, to compensate for price rise," an official release said.
The increase in dearness allowance or a pay correction to cope with the rising cost of living expenses, is expected to help the broader economy too.

The central government had increased DA by 6 percentage points to 125 per cent in March this year. The DA was later merged with the basic pay following the implementation of the pay commission recommendations.

The 2 per cent payout will result in an annual burden of Rs 5,622.10 crore on the government. For a period of eight months (July-February in 2016-17), it will be Rs 3,748.06 crore.

According to the release, the increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the central pay panel. The central government employee unions wanted the DA to be increased by 3 per cent, not 2 per cent.

The president of the Confederation of Central Government Employees, K.K.N. Kutty said: "The 12-month average of the consumer price index for industrial workers from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, works out to 2.92 per cent. Therefore, the unions had pressed for 3 per cent DA. We are not satisfied with this."

As the increase comes during the festive season, the additional money could spur consumer spending.

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7th Pay Commission: Here is the lowest allowance likely to be abolished

The 7th Pay Commission examined 196 allowances currently paid to Central government employees.


New Delhi:- The suspense over whether the Narendra Modi government will make an announcement on the hike in allowances to Central government employees as proposed by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) remains, with no buzz from the North Block.

The CPC had examined 196 allowances and given its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks.
The recommendations of the 7th CPC cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

It had proposed 138.71 percent hike in HRA and 49.79 percent for other allowances while submitting its voluminous report last November.

While the government accepted the hike in the salary component on June 29, those on allowances were referred to a high-level committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, with a deadline to submit its views within four months.

Some allowances are poised to be raised substantially if the government accepts them. For instance, incentives paid to Central government employees for acquiring higher qualifications. The CPC has proposed a steep hike to staff from the amount currently payable — ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000, subject to caveats and existing norms governing such payments.

However, the most interesting and also the lowest of all allowances is that paid for the hair cut to the foot soldiers — referred to as personnel below officer rank, or PBOR — of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
“This (hair cut) allowance is granted to PBORs of CISF to compensate for the cost of hair cutting, at the rate of Rs 5 pm. No demands have been received regarding this allowance. The Commission took note of the fact that the amount of this allowance is the lowest among all allowances. This allowance has been subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance and, therefore, should be abolished as a separate allowance,” it recommended in its report.

Be my boss: Surat trader Savjibhai Dholakia to again gift his employees car and house as Diwali bonus

Savji Dholakia, a billionaire diamond merchant in Surat, has decided to gift 1,200 cars and 550 flats to his employees as Diwali bonus that will cost his company Rs 51 crore. The announcement was made at an informal meeting of Hare Krishna Exporters as part of the company's plan to mark its 25th year, which it will complete in two months.Last year, Dholakia's company had gifted 491 cars and 200 flats to its employees.The Diwali bonus recipients were shortlisted on the basis of their performance, said Kanak Patel, the company spokesperson.
The employees who will be given cars will have two options to choose from: Maruti Alto or Datsun.
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Those who get flats will have to pay no down payment. The company will pay their EMIs - Rs 5,000 a month for five years, the spokesperson said.
Savjibhai Dholakia, a Surat businessman who is the owner of Hare Krishna Exporters that trades in diamonds and textiles, has again decided to give employees at his firm car and a house as Diwali bonus.
FIRM EMPLOYS OVER 5,500 PEOPLE
Hare Krishna Exporters employs more than 5500 people. The company makes a annual turnover of Rs 6,000 crore.

As many as 1665 employees, who will be the beneficiaries, have been chosen based on their performance. Around 1200 of these 1665 employees earn between Rs 10,000 and Rs 60,000 per month.

The 400 employees, who are going to be given houses, will have to make no down-payment, which the company will take care of. Hare Krishna Exporters will pay a home loan EMI of Rs 5,000 for each of these workers for 5 years.  Dholakia will also give away 1260 cars to its staff. As many as 56 employees will get jewellery boxes.

1,716 EMPLOYEES GOT BONUS LAST YEAR

These 1665 employees did not avail the bonus last year when the company had given 491 cars, 200 houses and jewellery boxes to 1,716 of their colleagues.
Savjibhai Dholakia is known as Savjikaka in Surat and Saurashtra.
His story is a typical example of a man of modest means having gone on to carve a niche for himself. Savjibhai, who hails from Dudhala village in Amreli district, came to Surat in 1977 on a state transport bus with just Rs 12.5 with him as ticket fare.

Employment News : 29 -October To 04-November -2016

JOB HIGHLIGHTS:  29 -October To 04-November -2016

ARTIFICIAL LIMBS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION UTTAR RADESH
Name Of Post : Manager Project, Dy. Manager, Medical Officer, Purchase Officer, Civil Engineer Junior Storekeeper and Various Posts
No.of Vacancies : 31
Last Date :30.11.2016
UNION BANK
Name Of Post : Specialist Officers IT
No.of Vacancies : 19
Last Date :09.11.2016
AIR INDIA CHARTERS LIMITED
Name Of Post : Trainee Co Pilot, Cabin Crew
No.of Vacancies : 240
Last Date :Within 15 days after publication
MAHARSHI DAYANAND SARASWATI UNIVERSITY, AJMER
Name Of Post : Hindi Officer, Junior Hindi Translator, Nurse and Compounder
No.of Vacancies : 4
Last Date :Within three weeks after publication
EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY, HAJIPUR
Name Of Post : Sports Quota Requirement of Wrestlers, Kabbadi Players, Badminton Players
No.of Vacancies : 21
Last Date :28.11.2016

Railway Unions demand 3% DA hike

Railway Unions demand 3% DA hike
New Delhi: Expressing “dissatisfaction” over over the announcement of 2 per cent increase in dearness allowance by the government, railway unions have demanded it be raised to 3 per cent.

We have expressed dissatisfaction over the announcement of a meagre 2 per cent rise in DA by the Central government from July 1, 2016, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen M Raghavaiah said.

Ahead of Diwali, the Centre has announced 2 per cent dearness allowance for Central government employees effective from July.

“Central government employees and pensioners have been waiting eagerly for the announcement of DA since September 2016. But we are disappointed that the government has announced only 2 per cent whereas the 12-month average of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, works out to be 2.92 per cent,” Raghavaiah said and added “The Government ought to have been considerate in announcing this half-yearly hike in DA and rounded off to 3 per cent.”

All India Railwaymen Federation General Secretary S Gopal Mishra said 2 per cent DA is not satisfactory and it should be raised to 3 per cent.

PTI

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Post offices to go paperless in six months

ONGOLE, October 29, 2016

In a customer-centric initiative, India Post will go paperless shortly implementing Core System Integrator (CSI) Project across different channels, levels and locations, according to its Vijayawada Region Postal Services Director E. Veerabhadra Rao.

Addressing the media here on Friday night, he said, “A pilot project is being implemented in Machilipatnam in this region to lay down a robust IT infrastructure, implement software applications. All services of the Postal Department will go online in six months time.” Customer Interaction Channels would provide services through call centre, web portal and mobile devices.

The CSI also provided for IT-based mail operations with improved article tracking and technology-driven logistics network. Finance & Accounts as also Human Resources Management would be done online under CSI, he added.

“India Post is fully geared up to offer banking services from new fiscal,” he said, adding that the Reserve Bank of India had in principle agreed to inter-portability of its Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) with those of PSU banks. “Some ticklish issues like addressing the complaints of the customers of each other are being looked into,” he added.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

Saturday, October 29, 2016

'Gangajal' sale by Dept of Post evokes good response in Maha

Press Trust of India | Mumbai October 28, 2016

The Department of Post's decision to sell bottled 'Gangajal' (water of the Ganga river) at post offices has received decent response from people, though they mostly prefer water from Rishikesh than Gangotri, a postal officer from Maharashtra and Goa circle said. 

The Department of Post in June had issued a circular to all postal circles on selling Gangajal, considered auspicious by Hindus, brought from Gangotri, the origin of the Ganga, and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

"The sale of 'Gangajal' began from July 10 at Patna GPO and subsequently all the circles implemented the order," the officer said, adding this service is catering to the sentiment of a large number of people. 

In Maharashtra circle, gangajal from Rishikesh and Gangotri is available in bottles of 200 ml and 500 ml each. 

"(However) Gangotri water is a bit costlier given that it is far from Rishikesh and considering the process of bottling and transportation cost," he officer said, adding people prefer water from Rishikesh than Gangotri. 

From July 10 to September 15, Maharashtra circle received 1,943 and 1,855 orders for 200 ml and 500 ml of Rishikesh gangajal, respectively, whereas the orders for Gangotri gangajal stood at 74 and 20 for bottles of 200 ml and 500 ml. 

Asked why preference is given to water from Rishikesh, the officer said, "Rishikesh cherishes its association with land of Gods, saints and sages. Moreover, the price is also a bit lower and this may be the reason why people opt gangajal from Rishikesh than Gangotri." 

He said the bottled water is available at all major post offices across the circle.

Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT launched

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency 
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.

Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation:

7th Pay Commission: Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners will continue

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
29-October-2016 18:58 IST

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 Will Continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee 

The Government Order for implementation of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners has been issued on 29.10.2016. As per the order, for the pre 1.1.2016 pensioners, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the basic pension/basic family pension as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC.

The implementation of 7th CPC recommendation relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid pending decision on the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee.

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पत्र सूचना कार्यालय 
भारत सरकार
रक्षा मंत्रालय 
29-अक्टूबर-2016 19:49 IST

31.12.2015 के अनुरूप 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली दिव्यांगता पेंशन का भुगतान जारी रहेगा 

2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली पेंशन में संशोधन के लिए 7वें वेतन आयोग (सीपीसी) की सिफारिशों पर, सरकार के निर्णय के क्रियान्वयन हेतु सरकारी आदेश 29.10.2016को जारी कर दिया गया है। आदेश के मुताबिक, 01.01.2016 से पूर्व के पेंशनरों के लिए, 7वें वेतन आयोग के तहत संशोधित पेंशन निर्धारित करने हेतु 01.01.2016 से संशोधित पेंशन का निर्धारण31.12. 2015 को प्राप्त की जा रही मूल पेंशन/परिवार पेंशन में 2.57 से गुणा करके किया जाएगा ।

दिव्यांगता तत्व की गणना संबंधी कार्यप्रणाली के संबंध में 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिश के कार्यान्वयन को विसंगति समिति के पास भेजा गया है। दिव्यांगता तत्व जिसका भुगतान 31.12.2015तक 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को किया जा रहा था, का भुगतान विसंगति समिति की सिफारिशों पर निर्णय लंबित रहने तक जारी रहेगा।

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There Will Be Internal Deputations from India Post to IPPB Says Secretary, India Post. Good For Us, Isn't it?

Shri B V Sudhakar Says There Will Be Internal Deputations from India Post to IPPB

IPPB is taking rapid steps towards operations. IPPB will become largest bank in the world says Shri B V Sudhakar, Secretary India Post. He also says that IPPB is planning to roll out 650 branches by next year and all these branches will work in connection with existing India Post offices thus making IPPB the largest bank in the world.
He also says that the bank is envisioned towards the financial inclusion of the country. He says that the bank is recruiting heavily and also said that there will be internal deputations from the officials of Post officess, RMS offices and DAP etc.

Watch the video below for full information. 

We think that this is a good move by IPPB by deputing officials from india post to IPPB. What do you think about this?. Comment your views below.

AIAPS(GL) has taken up the case of Postmaster Cadre Officials are barred in various LDCE Exams by wrongly interpretting the recruitment rules

AIAPS(GL) HAS TAKEN UP THE CASE OF POSTMASTER CADRE OFFICIALS ARE BARRED IN VARIOUS LDCE EXAMS BY WRONGLY INTERPRETING THE RECRUITMENT RULES!!!

Dear Postmasters,
AIAPS(GL) has taken up the case with Postal Directorate about wrong interpretation of Postmaster cadre recruitment rules, resulting postmaster cadre officials are barred from appearing in PSS Group B, Inspector Posts examinations. 

Required directorate draft copy is submitted with this post for the members kind information....

To,
The Honorable Secretary Posts,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

Subject: Negative and wrong interpretation of Postmaster cadre recruitment rules attracting numerous court cases while conducting LDCE exams – reg

Reference : Postmaster Cadre recruitment rules, Postal Directorate letter No.4-17/2008-SPB-II dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi the 22nd November 2010 Para number 6 (iii)

Preamble:
1. Then Director General Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy madam is introduced Postmaster cadre with 3132 posts to head the key post offices by the professionally skilled managers. In the Postmaster cadre creation introductory paragraph of Postal directorate, it was mentioned that in order to improve/upgrade the functioning of the Post Offices, meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and to increase productivity it has absolutely become essential to ensure that key Post Offices are headed by professional managers. Thus, in order to ensure that professionally qualified, trained and meritorious officials head the key Post Offices, it has been decided to introduce a separate cadre of Postmasters comprising the following grades Postmaster cadre was introduced on 22nd November 2010.

2. As expected by the postal directorate in the preamble of Postmaster cadre creation recruitment rules, in the wake of technology and changed scenario, Postmaster Grade I/II/III offices are running with professionally skilled incumbents and achieving the allotted BD targets and fetching the revenue to the postal department from each and every corner of India. Postmaster cadre officials are in the good books of the department because of their progressive work and by the way they are professionally managing the key post offices. We could see their glittering performances virtually through all the MIS of eService sites.

3. Even though Postmaster Cadre officials are gained good faith from all the higher officials unfortunately even after 5 years 10 months from creation of the Postmaster cadre, nothing was given to boost the devoted and promising Postmaster cadre officials till now.

4. In this juncture to add salt to the burning wounds, by the successors of then D.G., Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy madam, Postmaster cadre is being barred from all endeavors like work as instructor Posts, appearing to Inspector Posts exams and now Postmaster cadre is being barred to appear in PSS Group B exams too. 

5. The following two exams are called for in the department of Posts and in both the exams Postmaster cadre officials are in not eligible category.

a. Inspector of Posts LDCE exams called for vide department directorate letter no F.No. A/34012/09/2016-DE dated at New Delhi, Sansad Marg the 05th September 2016
b. PSS Group B LDCE exams called for vide department directorate letter no F.No. A-34012/8/2016-DE Dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg the 07th October 2016

6. By mentioning the PM Cadre Recruitment rules Para 6(iii) clause “their Further career progression will be in the Postmaster cadre hierarchy” of Postmaster cadre recruitment rules, Postmaster cadre officials are barred to appear in any kind of above examinations and in-service deputation posts. 

7. That clause is negatively interpreted for the Postmaster cadre by the successors of Postal directorate because of the following reasons.

a. Paragraph 6 is speaking about initial constitution by LSG officials so sub paragraph (iii) clause of the above paragraph is also speaking about LSG officials only. While creating the Postmaster cadre, initially LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I officials are allowed to give option to the Postmaster Grade I/II/III respectively as one time measurement. That hierarchy clause is mentioned very next line of opting the postmaster cadre by LSG officials as “in the event of their appointment as Postmaster their further career progressionwill be in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre only” 

b. In the above clause, it is needless to say here that “THEIR further career progression means”, LSG official’s further progression will be in Postmaster cadre only once opted to the Postmaster cadre and not again the LSG line officials can be interchanged to the previous LSG line and LSG line officials cannot claim again LSG posts like Assistant Postmasters and Deputy Postmasters. 

c. It is common clause used for all the cadres’ recruitment rules, while opting and switching over to other cadre from their cadre.

d. But nothing was mentioned in the PM Cadre recruitment rules about barring the officials to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive exams (LDCE) and in-service deputations’ posts.

e. If recruitment rule is mentioned about barring the LDCE examination then not even a single LSG official would have been opted for the Postmaster cadre.

f. Though Postmaster cadre was constituted by carving out certain number of posts from LSG supervisory officials, LSG officials are allowed to appear in the PSS Group B exams but not the Postmaster cadre.

g. LSG supervisory officials are having multiple hierarchy LDCE options, they can write for Inspector exams and then they can write PSS Group B exam. After passing inspector Posts/PSS Group B exams they can opt Senior Postmaster posts (which is in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre line). But Postmaster cadre officials only cannot be appeared for inspector posts exams and as well as PSS Group B exams by mentioned the hierarchy issues. 

h. IP line officials are also having multiple hierarchy LDCE options, they can write Senior Postmaster LDCE exams (which is in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre line) and as well as PSS Group B exams but Postmaster cadre officials are only cannot be appeared by mentioning hierarchy issues.

i. So it is clearly showing the step mother treatment towards the promising Postmaster cadre officials and they are being barred to appear any kind of examinations by wrongly interpreted the recruitment rules against to the welfare of Postmaster cadre officials and their future promotional opportunities are badly affected. 

8. Already for the past 4 years, PSS Group B exams were not be conducted because of the various court cases and now again department and staff side are facing the same legal disputes at various CATs because of the then successor’s wrong interpretations of Postmaster Cadre recruitment rules.

9. To outcome from the all the above issues, this association submits the following elaborated details for the benign consideration of the honorable Secretary Posts for early favorable orders please.

10. There are three promotional cadres available after 5 years completion of Postal Assistant service.
i. Postmaster Cadre
ii. Lower Selection Grade
iii.Inspector Posts

11. Their number of Posts and method of selection is as follows:
Table 1:
Promotional Posts Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Postmaster Grade I While initial constitution opting from existing LSG and then 100% by promotion from Postal assistants after completing 5 years Postal Assistant service in addition to that Limited Departmental Competitive Examination with merit 2097 Rs.2800
Lower Selection Grade 100% by promotion from Postal assistants after completing 5 years Postal Assistant service 26494 Rs.2800
Inspector of Posts 66.67% through LDCE by 5 years PA service and LSG line supervisory officialscan also write that LDCE exam. 33.33% through Direct recruitment 2187 Rs.4600

Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s 7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

12. After filling up the above initial constitute of clause posts, Postmaster Cadre/LSG line/Inspector line officials further promotional opportunities are as follows:

13. Postmaster line Supervisory cadre promotional opportunities and posts:

Table 2:
Promotional Posts in PM Cadre line Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Postmaster Grade II 100% by promotion from Postmaster Grade I 511 Rs.4200
Postmaster Grade III 100% by promotion from Postmaster Grade II 495 Rs.4600
Senior Postmaster  25% of posts only by promotion from Postmaster Grade III  29 (25% of total no 116 Sr.PM posts) Rs.4800

Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s 7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

14. LSG line Supervisory cadre promotional opportunities and posts :
Table 3:
Promotional Posts in LSG Line Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Higher Selection Grade – II 100% by promotion from LSG 8579 Rs.4200
Higher Selection Grade – I 100% by promotion from HSG-II 2123 Rs.4600
Higher Selection Grade –I (NFG) 100% by promotion from HSG-I  235 Rs.4800
Superintendent of Posts under PSS Group B exams 6% by Limited departmental competitive exams under PSS Group B Examinations 53 Rs.5400
(PB-2)
Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s

7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

15. Inspector line cadre promotional opportunities and posts :
Table 4:
Promotional Posts in IP Line Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Asst Superintendent of Posts 100% by promotion from Inspector of Posts cadre 1824 Rs.4800
Superintendent of Posts 75% by promotion from ASP posts
19% Limited Departmental competitive Exams from IP/Asp posts
657
166
Rs. 5400 (PB-2)
Senior Postmaster  75% by promotion from 6 years service completed IP cadre through LDCE 87 Rs. 5400 (PB-2)
Senior Superintendent of Posts 75% by promotion from ASP Cadre 50 Rs.5400
(PB-3)

Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s 7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

16. Vide above figures, though Senior Postmaster posts are purely in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre line, LSG and Inspector Posts officials are not restricted with hierarchy issues and shared/interchanged/promoted in Senior Postmaster cadre by appearing in PSS Group B exams and Senior Postmaster exams. But Postmaster Cadre officials are only not allowed to appear in PSS Group B exams is very against to the natural justice and inequality among cadres.

17. Though qualification for appearing the Inspector Posts and as well as Postmaster cadre exams are one and the same which is 5 years completion of Postal Assistant service. But Postmaster Cadre officials are not allowed to appear Inspector Posts exams is very against to the natural justice and inequality among cadres.

18. Here is the comparative study of PSS Group B posts allotted between Postmaster Supervisory Cadre and LSG supervisory cadre, Inspector posts cadre are as follows
Table 5:
Total IP ASP cadre Posts PSS Group B allotted to IP line Total LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I/HSG-I(NFG) posts PSS Group allotted to LSG line No of Postmaster Cadre posts PSS Group B Posts allotted to the Postmasters
4011 823 37431 53 3103 Nil

Conclusion:

19. After creation of the Postmaster cadre only, Postal department is running in progressive manner and gaining good faith and revenue from the public. In this juncture in return to that, if the department is denied the equal opportunities to appear in any kind of examinations and in-service deputation posts at Par with LSG supervisory officials/Inspector posts official which is like cutting the thumb of “AKalaivan” in hindu myth after knowing he was being excellence in all fields to suppress him.

20. Postmaster cadre is vindictively treated by the then higher officials and in no way they cannot justify the act of doing so. 

21. So this association requests the present honorable Secretary Posts to kindly pass the orders to all the postal circles for the following prayers and render justice against the inequality and as well as natural injustice escalated against Postmaster cadre officials.

Prayer :

  1. Since Postmaster cadre is carved out from LSG line posts, as like LSG officials Postmaster Grade I/II/III officials may also kindly be allowed by the department to appear in 6% LDCE quota of LSG officials after completion of 5 years LSG cum Postmaster cadre service, since the Postmaster cadre recruitment rule is negatively interpreted against to the constitution of India by creating inequality among identical LSG and Postmaster cadre officials and against to the natural justice.
  2. Since Postmaster cadre is carved out from LSG line posts, as like LSG officials Postmaster Grade I/II/III officials are also may kindly be allowed to appear in the Inspector Posts exams by the Department of Posts.
  3. Since Postmaster cadre posts are carved out only from LSG posts, all the career opportunities given to LSG officials like Instructor Posts, and officiating as Inspector posts etc., may kindly be given to the Postmaster cadre officials.
Thanking you.
28.10.2016
Noida 
Yours faithfully

(Manoj Bhardwaj)
Copy to,

1. The ADG (SPN), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001 for requesting necessary early action please.

2. The ADG(DE), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001 for requesting necessary early action please.

Recruitment Rule concerned para copy is as follows