Friday, January 29, 2016

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Union Minister for Communication and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said today that NDA Government’s initiative to digitalize functioning would help in making e-commerce reach every corner. He said the initiative would further enhance India posts reach as national carrier. The Minister also highlighted that the Government’s ‘Digital India Project’ was working to bring the internet and broadband to the remotest corners of the country giving further boost to the growing e-commerce market. Department of Posts, with its largest postal network in the world is the biggest potential partner to the e-commerce companies being the only last mile logistics handler across the country. 

Speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Communications& IT, on the e-Commerce initiatives of the Department of Posts, he said that various steps taken by the Department of Posts for gearing up its capabilities for handling e-Commerce parcel business as well as introducing services such as Cash on Delivery which have completely revolutionized the e-commerce business in India. The Department had handled COD value worth Rs. 500 crores up to March 2015 which has now crossed Rs. 1000 crores till December 2015 and is expected to reach around Rs. 1500 crores by the end of the current financial year. 

The Minister shared with the Committee that one of his prime agenda was to bring about a change in the post office operations so that it can play a larger role in providing accessibility of products and services to the door step of each and every individual across the country. With the IT Modernization Project in an advanced stage of implementation, Department of Posts is well set to redefine its operations to tap the e-commerce industry. This is not only going to further augment its revenue but it will also play a larger role in connecting India more comprehensively by reaching out to the door step of the consumers across the country, thereby bridging the Digital and urban rural divide in terms of availability of products. 

The Department had set up 48new Parcel Processing Centers so far and 9 more such centers are coming up during the current financial year. These efforts in the last eighteen months have resulted in an overall revenue growth in the parcel segment by 45% during 2014-15 and more than 100% in the current financial year. Similarly, Speed Post, the flagship product of the Department also has premium parcel component which has registered a growth of 12.5% in the current financial year as against 8.9% last year giving overall revenue of more than Rs 1100 crores to the Department in the current year so far. Business from major e-commerce companies are growing. Amazon India booking has increased from average 50,000 articles per month last year to 3 lakhs articles per month in the current year and so is the case of other players like Flipkart, Myntra etc. where the bookings have increased from 15,000 per month to 30,000-50,000 per month. 

The members of the Consultative Committee appreciated the steps taken by the Department of Posts and complimented on its efforts to bring rural India into the e-commerce mainstream as well as enhancing its revenues through parcel and Speed Post business. 

The meeting was attended by the Hon’ble Members of Parliament, Sh Nepal Singh, Sh Raj Babbar, Sh Bhola Singh, Sh Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Smt Ranjanben Bhatt and Sh K Gopal The Hon’ble Members suggested that the Post Offices should not only enhance their visibility but should also become the rural centers for providing computer and internet facilities to the youth. Similarly, the Post Shoppes’ opened by the Department should be expanded and they should also retail telecom SIM and top-up cards.

National Pension System (NPS) Service Week will be observed from 1st February to 6th February, 2016

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
29-January-2016 11:35 IST

To mark the completion of two years of statutory status of PFRDA, National Pension System (NPS) Service Week will be observed from 1st February to 6th February, 2016 dedicated to service-orientation towards the subscribers and building awareness and improved information dissemination.

PFRDA would be completing 2 years of its statutory status on February 1, 2016 as the ACT conferring the statutory status to PFRDA was notified on 1st Feb 2014. To mark this occasion, PFRDA in collaboration with all its intermediaries in the National Pension System (NPS), namely the Central and the State Governments nodal offices, POPs, Aggregators, Central Recordkeeping Agency, NPS Trust etc. is observing NPS Service Week from February 1- 6, 2016. This week-long campaign is being dedicated to service-orientation towards the subscribers and aimed at awareness building and improved information dissemination. 

On this occasion, besides sharing of information on the range of functionalities and services now available under the NPS, the subscriber community shall be apprised about the need for constant updation of data/information to enable the system to operate at its optimum service level, so that the intended benefits now available under the new functionalities, can reach all the employees/subscribers under NPS. Besides, the subscribers will also be able to make best use of this opportunity and facilities available therein. 

Following are some of the activities which may be undertaken by the nodal officers in the proposed NPS Service Week: 
  • Creating awareness about the NPS – Salient features of the scheme, the process of joining it, special efforts to reduce subscribers’ grievances, etc. 
  • Printing and distribution of the subscriber brochure for Govt. Subscribers. 
  • Updation of subscriber details through S2 Form. 
  • Conversion of non IRA to IRA compliant status. 
  • Advising subscribers regarding benefits associated with PRAN being IRA compliant and updation of contact details. 
  • Printing of Transaction Statement for the subscribers and distributing the same on the specific request of the subscriber. 
  • Suitably rewarding/ acknowledging the best performing office/ branch/ person on completion of the NPS Service Week. 
PFRDA has also advised the CRA (NSDL) in this matter for actively assisting the Nodal Offices, POPs and aggregators in this campaign and for providing necessary guidance and further information to the employee-subscribers. This exercise is likely to help around 95 lakhs subscribers and would be available through more than 2 lakhs of points of interface comprising of Government offices , banks, non- bank Points of Presence and aggregators. 

On its part, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority is organizing the 2nd Pension Conclave in Delhi on 4th February 2016 with the theme, “Towards Universal Pension: Coverage, Adequacy and Sustainability”. All the stake holders – POPs, CRA, TB, PFs, Custodian, Nodal Officers etc are expected to participate and share their experiences. PFRDA proposes to use this occasion to acknowledge/ award the best performing banks and Post Offices in mobilization and registration of subscribers under the Atal Pension Yojana up to 31st December 2015 and institute awards for best performing POPs under the Voluntary segment of the National Pension System.

FIRST MEET TO PROCESS 7TH PAY PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS ON FEB 2

n implementation cell has been created in the finance ministry which will work as the secretariat of the committee

Nodal officers of different ministries and departments will hold first meeting on February 2 to formulate action points for processing Seventh Pay Commission recommendations that have bearing on remuneration of about one crore central government employees and pensioners.

An Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, has been set up to process the panel's recommendations that would put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer.

An implementation cell has been created in the finance ministry which will work as the secretariat of the committee.

Joint secretary (implementation cell) would take the meeting of all the nodal officers of ministries/departments on February 2 to discuss the relevant issues in connection with the processing of the recommendations, a finance ministry office memorandum said.

The meeting is aimed at strengthening the points of action pertaining to all the ministries/departments in general and also with regard to specific issues with a view to "enabling an effective, holistic and quicker processing" of the recommendations.

In November 2015, the finance ministry had asked concerned ministries and departments to nominate a nodal officer at the level of a joint secretary to interact with the implementation cell.

The recommendations when implemented would have a bearing on the remuneration of 4.7 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners.

Subject to acceptance by the government, the recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016.

Source:- Business Standard

No Revision in Salary if BSNL not Profitable


BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava today said there won’t be any revision in salary next year unless the company is profitable.

“This is the most crucial year in the history of BSNL, because 2017 will be the year when our salaries are going to be revised as a third PRC (Pay Review Committee), and let me tell you … Unless we are profitable the salary is not goingto be revised,” Shrivastava said.

Speaking after launching BSNL Mobile Data Offload service in Karnataka, he said the organisation has to be made profitable.

Pointing out that in the past Air India and ITI couldn’t revise their salaries, Shrivastava said, “so 2017 is a very important year and we have to make sure that this year our profit and loss account looks good.”

“I have instructed all my IFA’s that their prime dutyis to look towards the revenue. Gone are the days when we were sitting and only signing on the file. No, revenue is your prime responsibility,” he said.

He said Karnataka Circle is not doing comparatively good, and he has got commitment from the senior officials that before March 31 they will make the circle “again profitable”.

BSNL after about four years of reporting losses posted anoperating profit of Rs 672 crore for the financial year 2014-15 compared to an operating loss of Rs 691 crore in the previous fiscal.

Calling 2014-15 as the turnaround year for BSNL as it came back to operational profit of Rs 672 crore, Shrivastava said with the support of all the officers and employees the company will increase the profit and within another two to three years (2018-19) it will achieve net profit also.

He said, “it (operational profit) is of very great significance because our salary expense is whopping Rs 15,000 crore, which is more than the top line of many private and government PSUs.”

“… We are not only able to meet such huge staffexpenses, but still we are left with enough cash to do theoperations and maintain on our own and yet come up with a profit of Rs 672 crore. This is the thing we should be proud of, we are now not dependent on anybody,” he added.

Source: India Today

Meeting of Nodal officers of various Departments - implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC


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      Lok Sabha Question & Answer about Postal Employees



      1. Postal Employees LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2773 ANSWERED

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      Procedure / Guidelines for Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement

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      Subject : Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement — Procedure and Guidelines to be followed - Regarding. 
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      Postal department to handle Rs.1,500 crore COD by 2015-16


      Providing a boost to the e-commerce industry in India, the post departments had handled cash on delivery (COD) orders worth Rs.500 crore up to March 2015 and is expected to reach about Rs.1,500 crore by end of 2015-16, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.
      Till December 2015, the COD value has crossed Rs.1,000 crore.
      Speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the communications & IT ministry, on the e-commerce initiatives of the department of posts, he said various steps taken by the department for gearing up its capabilities for handling e-commerce parcel business as well as introducing services such as COD have revolutionized the e-commerce business in India.

      Prasad also said the government's initiative to digitalize functioning would help in making e-commerce reach every corner. He said the initiative would further enhance India Posts' reach as national carrier.

      The department of posts had set up 48 new parcel processing centers so far and nine more such centers are coming up during the current financial year, he said.

      "These efforts in the last eighteen months have resulted in an overall revenue growth in the parcel segment by 45 percent during 2014-15 and more than 100 percent in the current financial year," Prasad said.

      Source:  business-standard.com

      First One rank one Pension then 7th pay commission – Sources

      New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission award becomes boon for central government employees, is not going to be implemented before the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP).
      According to a Finance Ministry official concerned, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) for processing the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, is taking time to let the notification of One Rank One Pension (OROP) be executed first.
      He added the notification of One Rank One Pension (OROP) was issued on November 08, while notification of the Seventh Pay Commission yet to be issued and ex-servicemen are pressing hard to implement OROP with some modifications.
      Accordingly, the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will not be implemented until One Rank One Pension (OROP) is implemented.
      “The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) will sit soon to talk about review of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations,” the official added.
      Besides, hike minimum pay From Rs 18,000, rejection of Pay Commission’s recommendation for abolition of some allowances and advances and amendment to service rules is required, the official said. “For this reason also, time is needed.”
      Finance Ministry sources said if the government followed the Seventh Pay Commission’s salaries and allowances revision proposals, expenditures would rise Rs 1.02 lakh crore in 2016.
      Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said financing the additional amount would not be a problem to implement the Seventh Pay Commission award.
      The thirteen-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS), led by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, was formed on Wednesday.
      The twelve other members of the committee are the Finance Secretary, DoPT Secretary, Pension Secretary, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, Revenue Secretary, Posts Secretary, Health Secretary, Science & Technology Secretary, Railway Board Chairman, Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General and Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat.
      In addition to reviewing the pay hike proposals for central government employees, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries will also looking after the pay hikes for the armed forces.
      The Seventh Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur submitted its proposals to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 last year, recommending 23.55 per cent pay hike of central government employees, health insurance insurance scheme for staff and pensioners and doubling the gratuity ceiling to Rs 20 lakh.
      The highest salary of Rs 2.5 lakh was recommended for the cabinet secretary; currently his basic monthly pay is Rs 90,000.
      The government plans to implement the hikes pay from January this year. The Seventh Pay Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014.
      Currently, there are over 48 Lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.
      TST

      Salary of 90% railway employees will be reduced after 7th CPC implementation

      The recommendations of the seventh central pay commission (CPC) would reduce, rather than increase, the ‘take-home’ salary of almost 90% of Indian Railways’ workforce, the largest railway trade union has alleged. It has also threatened to go on an indefinite strike in the first week of March in response to the panel’s recommendations.

      The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), which represents more than 90% of the railways’ workforce, has said 1.3 million railway employees are ‘seriously disturbed’ over what they call retrograde recommendations of the panel with regard to their pay structure as their take-home salary would be less than what they currently receive, particularly employees living in government accommodation.

      “Those being covered against pay levels 1 to 12 of the seventh CPC Pay Matrix are approximately 90% of the workforce in the Indian Railways and these employees are seriously disappointed as their ‘take-home’ salary after 10 years waiting would be reduced ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 6,000 per month with effect from 1 January 2016,” NFIR said in a statement, without explaining how it arrived at the conclusion.

      In a response to the “illogical” recommendations, the Union has threatened to go on indefinite strike in the first week of March after participating in a three-day Dharna at Jantar Mantar along with employees of Defence and Postal services.

      “The Seventh CPC has done grave injustice to the employees in the Railways as well in the Central Government employees with regard to multiplying factor and computation of need based minimum wage,” the NFIR said, adding a comparison with earlier pay panels reveals several of the current pay commission recommendations are negative and illogical.

      The recommendations are effective from the current month and would lead to total annual wage burden of Rs 28,000 crore, the government estimates.

      The Union also said that the hike in wages in general will either be marginal or less than what is received now in most of the cases of employees. “Experience proved that successive Pay Commissions’ reports have resulted into pay anomalies since the age old relativities in pay scales got disturbed and those aberrations continued unresolved for decades as the authorities always prefer to procrastinate matters,” NFIR General Secretary M Raghavaiah said in a strongly-worded statement.

      The trade union termed it ‘sad’ that the seventh CPC had not seriously gone into the skills requirement, nature of duties, accountability, remoteness and arduousness of over 1.3 million railway employees. It complained the Pay Commission has recommended abolition of various allowances and interest free advances in the Railways, generating serious unrest among the employees.

      Source:- Business Standard

      Ladies Retiring Room inaugurated at Imphal Head Post Office

      Ladies Retiring Room inaugurated at Imphal Head Post Office

      A newly built Ladies Retiring Room was opened for the welfare of the women staff working in Imphal Head Post Office and Divisional Office in Imphal Head post office building. Ms Rebecca Salam, the youngest staff member in Manipur Division office inaugurated this retiring room by cutting ribbon in presence of other ladies staff members. She expressed her happiness to get this honour by Shri Vinod Kumar, Director (Posts) Manipur and declared this as new year gift from the department. 

      On this occasion, Shri Vinod Kumar, Director (Posts), Manipur expressed great happiness in bringing about this Ladies Retiring Room as it is the first in the history of the Manipur Postal Department. He congratulated all members of the lady staff and informed that this room will be utilised also the lady security personnel and home guards posted at the office in addition to the women Postal staff. The facility is also extended to the needy women customers who come to the post office for booking Speed Post or any other purpose. 

      Shri Kumar appreciated Md. Riyajuddin, Inspector of Posts for working hard to construct in such a short span of time. He said that the women staff faces a lot of difficulty when suddenly fell sick and as such the retiring room was constructed. This will also let the staff who undergo severe work stress to rest for a while when they get free time and contribute more to the efficiency of their performance. 

      Smt Homeshori, In-charge philately bureau Imphal Head post office expressed satisfaction with retiring room with good quality sofa set and magazines. Smt Ranjeeta OA Divisional Office, Manipur and all other lady staff said they are happy to get a Ladies Retiring Room after a very long time. They thanked the Director (Posts), for making it realised and said it was long due. All the staff that was present in the inauguration function celebrated by singing song and had a great time in the new retiring room. 

      The room was provided with a sofa set, a coffee table, a wash basin, a wall fan, a clock, a RO filter and a first aid kit box. The Director said a TV set will be provided soon and a passage to the bathroom in the next door will also be constructed soon. He said that his staff members are his assets and expressed his commitment to provide all possible things for the comfort of Manipur postal family members. 

      Sd/-
      (L. Tiken Singh)
      Supdt. of POs
      Manipur Division: Imphal-795001

      More post offices to get ATMs

      India Post ATMs will come into operation at 17 new places in the western region by March 15. This will take the total number of India Post ATMs in the region to 22, including the five that are currently operating at Bhavani, Aathur, Darapuram, Erode, and Coimbatore.
      And Krishnagiri head post office as one among the 17, will have its own postal savings bank account ATM.
      Machines are being installed, and cash is being loaded ahead of the trial run. The ATMs will start functioning by March 15, says Manju P. Pillai, Post Master General, Western Region.

      This has been possible because of adopting core banking solutions, Ms. Pillai told The Hinduoverphone.

      Of the 606 post offices in the western region, 589 have migrated to the core banking solutions.

      “The remaining 17 post offices are under various stages of migration to the system. Most of these are in isolated areas such as The Nilgiris, and Pollachi, where the network and connectivity are an issue,” she said.

      The Krishnagiri head post, which has an ATM, has an estimated 13,000 savings accounts.

      For now, the department is looking to focus on rural areas to establish ATMs.

      “The ATMs at Aathur, and Dharapuram have found maximum use,” she said.

      The ATMs have to an extent helped staff at post offices. The long queues especially when pension is disbursed have become shorter, she said.

      At a later stage, the ATM cards provided by post officers can be used in any other ATMs of banks too and vice-versa, Ms. Pillai said. This will help customers of post offices and banks.

      Digital India Initiative Would Further Enable India Post to take E-Commerce to Every Indian


      India Post Well Set to Bridge Rural-Urban Divide

      Union Minister for Communication and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said today that NDA Government’s initiative to digitalize functioning would help in making e-commerce reach every corner. He said the initiative would further enhance India posts reach as national carrier. The Minister also highlighted that the Government’s ‘Digital India Project’ was working to bring the internet and broadband to the remotest corners of the country giving further boost to the growing e-commerce market. Department of Posts, with its largest postal network in the world is the biggest potential partner to the e-commerce companies being the only last mile logistics handler across the country.

      Speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Communications& IT, on the e-Commerce initiatives of the Department of Posts, he said that various steps taken by the Department of Posts for gearing up its capabilities for handling e-Commerce parcel business as well as introducing services such as Cash on Delivery which have completely revolutionized the e-commerce business in India. The Department had handled COD value worth Rs. 500 crores up to March 2015 which has now crossed Rs. 1000 crores till December 2015 and is expected to reach around Rs. 1500 crores by the end of the current financial year.

      The Minister shared with the Committee that one of his prime agenda was to bring about a change in the post office operations so that it can play a larger role in providing accessibility of products and services to the door step of each and every individual across the country. With the IT Modernization Project in an advanced stage of implementation, Department of Posts is well set to redefine its operations to tap the e-commerce industry. This is not only going to further augment its revenue but it will also play a larger role in connecting India more comprehensively by reaching out to the door step of the consumers across the country, thereby bridging the Digital and urban rural divide in terms of availability of products.

      The Department had set up 48new Parcel Processing Centers so far and 9 more such centers are coming up during the current financial year. These efforts in the last eighteen months have resulted in an overall revenue growth in the parcel segment by 45% during 2014-15 and more than 100% in the current financial year. Similarly, Speed Post, the flagship product of the Department also has premium parcel component which has registered a growth of 12.5% in the current financial year as against 8.9% last year giving overall revenue of more than Rs 1100 crores to the Department in the current year so far. Business from major e-commerce companies are growing. Amazon India booking has increased from average 50,000 articles per month last year to 3 lakhs articles per month in the current year and so is the case of other players like Flipkart, Myntra etc. where the bookings have increased from 15,000 per month to 30,000-50,000 per month.


      The members of the Consultative Committee appreciated the steps taken by the Department of Posts and complimented on its efforts to bring rural India into the e-commerce mainstream as well as enhancing its revenues through parcel and Speed Post business.

      The meeting was attended by the Hon’ble Members of Parliament, Sh Nepal Singh, Sh Raj Babbar, Sh Bhola Singh, Sh Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Smt Ranjanben Bhatt and Sh K Gopal The Hon’ble Members suggested that the Post Offices should not only enhance their visibility but should also become the rural centers for providing computer and internet facilities to the youth. Similarly, the Post Shoppes’ opened by the Department should be expanded and they should also retail telecom SIM and top-up cards.

      7th CPC Recommendations on Encashment Accumulation of EL

      7th CPC Recommendations on Encashment and Accumulation of Earned Leave

      “The recommendations in relation to pay of both the civilian and defence forces personnel will also lead to a significant increase in the pay drawn and therefore in the total amount of leave encashment available for an employee. Therefore raising the present ceiling of 300 days is not recommended by the Commission”.
      Earned Leave : Presently 30 days EL per annum is granted to Civilian employees and 60 days to Defence personnel.
      EL can be accumulated up to 300 days in addition to the number of days for which encashment has been allowed along with LTC.

      Suggestions have been made to increase the accumulation to 450 days, allow encashment of 50 percent of the accumulated EL after 20 years of service and delink encashment of leave from LTC. A novel concept of “gifting” has been put forward, wherein employee should be allowed to ‘gift’ certain number of days of leave to one’s spouse or one’s colleague. “Vacational” staff like teachers, principals, etc. have demanded restoration of 10 days EL, which was changed to 20 days Half Pay Leave by VI CPC.

      Leave Encashment permitted at the time of retirement:

      CPCEarned Leave
      IV CPC 240 days
      V CPC300 days
      VI CPC300 days
      # # excludes 60 days EL encashment during LTC
      Half Pay Leave (HPL) : Presently, government employees are entitled to 20 days of Half Pay Leave for each completed year of service, credited @10 days on the 1st of January and 1st of July every year. There are representations that encashment of HPL should be allowed at the time of superannuation.


      Analysis and Recommendations : The demands lack merit. Elsewhere in the report it has been recommended that 20 days HPL granted to “Vacational” staff be converted into 10 days EL. Hence, HPL will henceforth not be available to them. No change other than this is recommended

      Analysis and Recommendations : In many organizations, employees are encouraged to take leave on the premise that it revitalizes them and is beneficial for the organization in the long run. Such a system is not prevalent in the government sector in India, but substituting leave with cash is also not desirable. Hence, no change in encashment guidelines is recommended.

      The Commission recognizes that Earned Leave is, as the name suggests, earned by an employee through the services rendered. Hence, it is personal to the employee and the concept of “gifting” cannot be considered.

      The demand of “Vacational” staff can, however, be agreed to. Hence, it is recommended that “Vacational” staff be granted 10 days EL in place of 20 days Half Pay Leave. Other than this no other change is recommended.