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Directorate Instructions on PLI RPLI Legacy data Digitization

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Release dated 29.02.2016

Clarification regarding COD Articles in Post Offices

CEPT Provides Clarification regarding COD Artciles

Please login to https://services.ptcmysore.gov.in/ParcelNet/ . Go to COD Reports -> COD Article Details enter the COD article number and click on the search button.  Please see report regarding COD Article Delivery and ePaymentDetails . If the article is disposed properly, the in the status column of the COD ePayment Data report , the article should be shown as delivered. 

If the article is not shown as delivered in the COD ePayment Data report , there is some issue at the delivery office.    Please go though the  document available for downlaod  and rectify the issues at ur end. 

If the article is  shown as delivered in the COD ePayment Data report and still there is compliant regarding non payment of COD amount to the biller , please ask the payment office to go though the document available at link "Download" on the page  and rectify the issues at their  end. 

Note :

  • If the issue is not resolved after following the procedure advised in the document referred to at (1) above, please forward a backup of the eCounter and Postman db along with  copy of the RNet communication folder and  article details
  • Document referred to at (1) above is attached for reference .

Notification for Direct Recruitment Examination for Multi Tasking Staff, 2016

Notification for selection of MTS 2016, TamilNadu Circle

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Guideline and Collection of Orders related to the Service Tax

Collection of Service Tax and remitting the same to Service Tax Authorities

Attached file contains

File No. PABK-I/Service Tax-Vol-V/2014-15
Payment of Service Tax by Department of Post through e-Payment.
Payment of Service Tax through book adjustment -filling of half years service tax returns
Credit of serivce tax to central excise department through book adjustment.
Service Tax remittance - Book adjustment /direct credit to the appropriate fina head by the PAOs
Totally 31 Pages are attached in the below link for reference.

Procedure to find the forgotten transaction id during inventory movement using HIMC

Step By Step Procedure in Detail - DOP Finacle

1. Invoke HIMC menu in supervisor login
2. Click on the searcher beside the transaction id field.
3. Enter From location (From which the stock has been transferred)
4. Enter To location (To which the stock has been transferred)
5. Enter the Date
6. Select the Status as ‘Enter but not authorized’
7. Click on SUBMIT (F10)
8. System will display the unverified transaction ids.
9. Note down the transaction id and verify it using the same menu in supervisor login only.

Working hours and Week Off in Postal Department

Presently, almost all central govt departments are having five day week with 7 hours work per day, except in postal department where it is still six days a week and eight hours a day. The logic behind putting postal employees into this kind of arduous working hours might be based on the nature of indispensability of a proper communication system and affordable small savings financial services . In the present day market enthused options and choices , it is worth reviewing the working hours prevalent in postal operative offices.

1. With the heavy work and new projects implementations, the employees in postal operative offices are forced to sit late at offices beyond already lengthy stipulated office hours., This in effect , reduces the time to be spent with their dear and near thereby affecting their smooth family environment.

2. Each employee has to find time for many family and social obligations such as paying utility bills, availing govt services as a citizen ,social functions etc. The lengthy daily schedule makes a postal employee either insincere towards his work by finding time for the aforesaid compulsions out of duty hours, or apathetic to the general aspects of duty bound citizenry. It is quite doubtful whether even the successive pay commissions have studied this aspect with due consideration and in the right perspective.

3. Setting an optimum working hours in a department is essential for the targeted productivity and profitability.

4. Unfortunately the reduced working hours for the postal department has never suggested by our administrative offices sometimes for the reason that already the officials there enjoy five day week .

5. Recently the government has declared the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month as public holiday for banks in India accepting the long pending demand from the workers.

In view of the above aspects, we would like to put forward the demand of declaring 2nd and 4th Saturdays as closed holidays for all postal operative offices. Moreover, Considering the lengthy eight hours daily work, the no. of casual leaves to be enhanced from the present, trivial eight in numbers to twelve, restoring the status quo ante before 7th pay commission implementation
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India Post To Rollout 1000 ATMs By March-End

The Department of Posts (DoP) announced plans to open 1,000 ATMs by March this year and also bring all 25,000 departmental post offices under core banking system. Presenting at the Union Budget today, the government announced it will undertake a massive rollout of ATMs in post offices over the next three years by providing better access to financial services in rural areas. At present, DoP has 25,000 departmental post offices and 1,30,000 rural post offices across the country.

“To provide better access to financial services, especially in rural areas, we will undertake a massive nationwide rollout of ATMs and micro ATMs in post offices over the next three years,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his Budget speech for 2016-17.

The core banking system will enable customers to operate their accounts, and avail banking services from any post office on its network, regardless of where they maintain their account.

India Posts is the largest postal network in the world and provides access to affordable services to all citizens in the country through its vast network. Out of 1.55 lakh post offices, 1.39 lakh are in rural areas and the remaining 15,736 in urban areas. All the post offices in the country would be computerised by next year with an outlay of Rs 4,909 crore under the IT Modernization Project of the Department of Posts.

“At present, the project is at implementation stage and is likely to be completed by 2017,” according to a recent Economic Survey, which mentioned the project involves computerisation and networking of all post offices.

Besides, it envisages networking and computerisation of all mail offices, accounts offices and administrative offices in the country, including approximately 1,30,000 branch post offices in rural areas run by ‘gramin dak sevaks’. A total of 27,736 departmental post offices, including mail offices and administrative offices, have been networked and connected to a data centre, the survey said.

“It is the largest single organisation WAN (wide area network) in the country. A data centre has been established at Navi Mumbai and has been functioning since April 2013, while a disaster recovery centre has been operationalised in May 2015,” it said.

Under the project, Core Banking Services have been rolled out in 16,461 post offices and ATMs have been installed in 430 locations. The DoP plays a crucial role in disbursing wages to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) beneficiaries. Nearly 6.92 crore MGNREGS accounts have been opened in post offices up to December 2015, the survey said. “Towards financial inclusion, the number of post office savings bank (POSB) accounts has increased from 30.86 crore to 33.97 crore,” it said.

More than 80 lakh Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana accounts have been opened since the launch of the scheme on January 22, 2015. Apart from this, more than 18.4 milliom kisan vikas patras have been sold, attracting an investment of more than Rs 16,429 crore since launch on November 2014, the survey said.

Salaried people upto Rs 5 lakh to get Rs 3,000 relief per year. 2 crore tax payers to benefit: FM

Tax proposals to provide relief to small taxpayers through rebates. We acknowledge the role of the taxpayer in nation building says Jaitley. Relief to those in rented houses: Deduction raised from Rs 24,000 to Rs 60,000 under Section 88G. Increase in HRA to Rs 60,000 Per annum from Rs. 24000. 2 crore tax payers to get relief of Rs 3,000 in case of income under Rs 5 lakh. Tax ceiling of income group below Rs. 5 lakhs has been increased from Rs.2000 to Rs. 5000.

While presenting the Union Budget 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the global economy is in serious crisis and financial markets have been battered in the past one year. However, India’s held its ground firm as the growth is extraordinary high and the country converted difficulties and challenges into opportunities. The financial year 2016-17 will face an additional burden due to implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission and OROP. On inflation, Arun Jaitley in his speech said that CPI inflation was 9.4 per cent in the past 3 years of previous government. The figure has come down to 5.5 per cent now.

Rest of Taxes remain same for income groups above Rs. 5 Lakhs

  • No changes have been made to existing income tax slabs
  • Rs 1,000 crore allocated for new EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) scheme
  • Govt. will pay EPF contribution of 8.33% for all new employees for first three years
  • Deduction for rent paid will be raised from Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 to benefit those living in rented houses.
  • Additional exemption of Rs. 50,000 for housing loans up to Rs. 35 lakh, provided cost of house is not above Rs. 50 lakh.
  • Service tax exempted for housing construction of houses less than 60 sq. m
  • 15 per cent surcharge on income above Rs. 1 crore

India Post - Compendium on preservation and disposal of records

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ATM inauguration at TIrupattur HPO 635601 on 29.02.2016

The ATM location at Tirupattur HPO has been inaugurated by the Sub Collector, Tirupattur in the presence of Sri. N. Karthikeyan, SPOs, Tirupattur Division on 29.02.2016.




Govt open to offer better hike than pay panel recommendation

Final burden of pay hike of central govt employees yet to be assesed, says FM Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is open to meeting central government employees' demand seeking a better pay hike over the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.

"The secretaries panel will decide the final burden on the government, a significant part of liabilities arising out of 7thCPC have already been factored in the Budget", said Jaitley, while replying to a question in his post -Budget interaction with media on Monday.

The central government employees unions have been seeking a minimum pay hike of Rs 26,000, a hike of around 44% on the pay panel's recommendation.

Get Ready For Indefinite Strike From 11th April-2016: Editorial Postal Crusader –March: 2016

The 7th Central Pay Commission has submitted its report to Government of India. The recommendations given by the Pay Commission are most retrograde. The Chairman, Pay Commission did not consider even a single demand of unions. The demand of minimum wage as per Dr. Aykhroyid formula has been negated totally. The National Council JCM demanded minimum wage as Rs. 26000/- but the Pay Commission has recommended only Rs. 18000/-. Other demands like rate of increment as 5% , upgraded pay scales to the various cadres of Postal Department , 5 promotions , Deletion of Bench Mark in MACP, Revision of wages and other service conditions of GDS ,wage revision of Casual part time and contingent employees, cashless hassle free Medical facility , One time LTC to visit abroad, Removal of ceiling of 5% on compassionate appointments, Scrapping of New Pension Scheme , 67% of pay as pension on superannuation along with other demands have not been considered .Beside this the Pay Commission has recommended to abolish 52 existing allowances and advances like HBA, Festival Advance , TA Advance and Medical Advance. The percentage of HRA has been reduced as 24%, 16%, 8% instead of 30%, 20% & 10%.

This Pay Commission is one of the worst Pay Commission ever seen. It has recommended only 14.29% increase like 2nd Pay Commission.

The NJCA after detailed discussions in several Meetings with all constituents organizations of National Council JCM has submitted memorandum and Charter of demands to the Government of India with the warning that if the same is not settled , NJCA (Railway, Defence, Confederation) will be forced to go on indefinite strike from 11th April -2016 for which the notice will be served to Cabinet Secretary along with all heads of departments and at all levels on 11th March, 2016.

The Government has set up implementation Cell in Finance Ministry which will work as Secretariat to Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary for processing and implementation of recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. First meeting has been taken by the Chairman implementation Cell with NJCA leaders on 19th February, 2016. NJCA leaders have very clearly told that Employees will go on indefinite strike from 11th Apeil, 2016.

The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and national Federation of Postal Employees along with Postal JCA have endorsed the decision of NJCA.

All Central leaders will address rallies in the Capital Cities to popularize the strike demands and to mobilize the employees for which campaign programme has been chalked out and circulated among all.

29th March -2016 will be observed as Solidarity day throughout the country by all constituents of NJCA.

We as NFPE being on the forefront of all struggles have more responsibility to carry on all agitational programmes more successfully.

Keeping in view all the above mentioned facts NFPE appeals to the entirety of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to make all the agitational programmes cent per cent success and make all efforts to make the indefinite strike from 11th April-2016 a historic success to achieve the genuine and justified demands.

We have won on so many occasions and this time also we will win.

Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.
Inquilab Zindabad
Workers unity Zindabad.

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Important Announcements made by Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech 2016-17

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
29-February-2016 13:15 IST


Important Announcements made by Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech 2016-17

1. Big Focus on Agriculture and Farmer’ Welfare

(i) Farmer’s income to be doubled by 2022.
(ii) 28.5 lakh hectares will be brought under irrigation under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.
(iii) 89 irrigation projects, requiring Rs. 86,500 crore in next five years, to be fast tracked. 23 of these projects to be completed before 31st March, 2017.
(iv) Dedicated Long Term Irrigation Fund will be created in NABARD with initial corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore.
(v) Total outlay on irrigation including market borrowings is R. 12,157 crore.
(vi) Major programme for Sustainable Ground Water management proposed for multilateral funding at a cost of Rs. 6,000 crore.
(vii) 5 lakh farm ponds and dug wells in rain-fed areas and 10 lakh copost pits for production of organic manure will be taken up.
(viii) Soil Health Cards will be given to 14 crore farm holdings by March, 2017.
(ix) 2,000 model retail otlets of fertilizer companies with soil and seed testing facilities, will be opened in the next three years.
(x) Unified Agricultural Marketing E Platform to be dedicated to the Nation on the Birthday of Dr. Ambedkar on 14th April, 2016. 

2. Rs. 27,000 crore including State’s share to be spent on PMGSY in 2016-17. Target date of completion of PMGSY advanced from 2021 to 2019. 

3. Rs. 9 lakh crore will be given as Agricultural credit in 2016-17.

4. FCI will undertake online procurement of food grains. This will bring transparency and convenience to farmers through prior registration and monitoring of procurement. 

5. Pashudhan Sanjeevani, an animal wellness programme, will be undertaken. Nakul Swasthya Patras to be issued. 

6. Rural Sector

(i) R. 2.87 lakh crore will be given as Grant in Aid to Gram Panchayats and Municpalities as per the recommendations of the 14th FC. This translates to Rs. 81 lakh per gram panchayat and over Rs. 21 crore per Municipality.
(ii) Every Block in drought and rural distress areas will be taken up under Deen Dayal Antoyodaya Mission.
(iii) 300 Rurban Clusters will incubate growth Centres in Rural Area.
(iv) All villages will be electrified by 1st May, 2018.
(v) A new Digital Literacy Mission scheme will be launched for rural India to cover around 6 crore households in next three years.
(vi) Modernisation of Land Records through revamped National Land Records Programme.
(vii) Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Programme to be launched.

7. Targeted Delivery of Government subsidies and benefits to ensure that they reach the poor and the deserving. 

(i) New law fpr targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies etc. using Aadhar framework will be enacted.
(ii) DBT in fertilizer will be launced on pilot basis.
(iii) Of the total 5.35 lakh fair price shops in the country, 3 lakh shops to be automated by March,2017.

8. MUDRA – Loan target of 1,80,000 crore in 2016-17.

9. Social Sector

(i) Massive Mission to provide LPG connection to poor households will be launched. 1.5 crore poor households will benefit in 2016-17. Scheme will continue for two more years to cover a total of 5 crore BPL households. LPG connection to be given in the name of woman member of the family.
(ii) New Health Protection scheme will be launched. Health cover up to Rs. 1 lakh per family and additional Rs. 30,000 for senior citizens to be provided.
(iii) 3000 stores under Prime Minister’s Jan Aushadhi Yojana will be opened in 2016- 17.
(iv) National Dialysis Services Programme will be launched. Tax exemptions given to certain parts of dialysis equipments.
(v) A new Eco System for SC/ST entrepreneurs will be set up. SC/ST Hub to be set up in MSME Ministry.

10. Education

(i) 62 new Navaodaya Vidyalayas to be opened in remaining uncovered districts in next two years.
(ii) An enabling regulatory architecture will be provided to 10 public and 10 private institutions to emerge as world class teaching and research institutions.
(iii) Higher Education Financing Agency will be set up with an initial capital base of Rs. 1,000 crore.
(iv) Digital Depository will be set up for educational certificates, mark-sheets, awards etc.

11. Skills

(i) 1500 Multi Skill Training Institutes will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
(ii) National Board for Skill Development Certification will be set up in partnership with industry and academia.
(iii) Entrepreneurship education and training will be provided in 2200 colleges, 300 schools, 500 govt. it is and 50 vocational training centres through open online courses. 

12. Job Creation

(i) Government of India will pay EPS contribution of 8.33% for all new employees enrolling in EPFO for the first three years of employment. Applicable to those with salaries of Rs. 15,000 per month
(ii) Section 80 JJAA of Income Tax Act being amended to broaden the scope of employment generation incentives.
(iii) Interlinking of State Employment Exchanges with National Career Service Platform.
(iv) Small and medium shops to be permitted to remain open all 7 days a week on voluntary basis. New jobs in retail sector. 

13. Measures in the sectors of Infrastructure, Investment, Banking, Insurance etc.

(i) Rs. 2,18,000 crore will be spent on capital expenditure of roads and railways in 2016-17.
Includes: Rs. 27,000 crore PMGSY
55,000 crore Road Transport and highway
15,000 crore NHAI Bonds
1,21,000 crore Railways
(ii) Unserved and underserved airstrips to be revived by AAI and also in partnership with State Governments.
(iii) Road transport sector (passenger segment) to be opened up by removing permit system. This will benefit the poor and middle class, encourage new investment, promote start up entrepreneurs and create new jobs. This is a major reform measure.
(iv) Discovery and exploration of fas in difficult areas will be incentivized by giving them calibrated marketing freedom. This is a major reform measure.
(v) To promote private participation in infrastructure projects, Public Utility (Resolution of Disputes) Bill will be introduced; and guidelines for renegotiation of PPP agreements will be issued, without compromising transparency.
(vi) Changes in FDI Policy.
(vii) For the benefit of farmers, 100% FDI through FIPB route will be permitted for marketing of food products, produced and manufactured in India. This will give big encouragement to food processing industry and create new jobs.
(viii) Guidelines for strategic disinvestment have been approved and will be spelt out.
(ix) Individual units of CPSEs can be disinvested to raise resources for investment in new projects.
(x) In the financial sector, a comprehensive Code on Resolution of Financial Firms will be enacted. Together will the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, this will fill a major systemic vacuum. This is a big reform measure.
(xi) SARFAESI Act to be amended to strengthen Asset Reconstruction Companies. This will help in dealing with stressed assets of Banks.
(xii) Public Sector Banks (PSB) – (a) Recapitalisation of PSBs; (b) roadmap to be spelt out for consolidation of PSBs; (c) considering reduction of Government equity in IDBI Bank to 49% of below; (d) DRTs to be strengthened with computerized processing of court cases.
(xiii) General Insurance Companies will be listed in stock exchanges for improving transparency, accountability and efficiency.
(xiv) Comprehensive Central legislation to deal with Illicit Deposit Taking schemes will be enacted.

14. ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ will be launched to link States and Districts. 

15. Technology Driven Platform for Government procurement of goods and services will be set up by DGS&D. This will improve transparency, efficiency and reduce cost of procurement. 

16. Fiscal Discipline

(i) Fiscal deficit target of 3.5% of GDP in 2016-17
(ii) Committee for review of FRBM Act.
(iii) Removal of -/Non Plan classification from 2017-18
(iv) Rationalisation of Central Plan Schemes. More than 1500 Central Plan schemes have been restructured to about 300 Central sector and 30 centrally sponsored Schemes.