Friday, April 01, 2016

Don't expect arrears from HRA recommended by 7th CPC. It will be w.e.f from the date of notification

New Delhi: The cabinet is likely to approve the 7th pay commission award for central government employees in June for which the public exchequer will have to spend an additional amount of Rs 1.02 lakh crore.

However, there are no dearness allowance in their salary structure as the government recently announced 125 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) on which the pay panel recommended the 7th pay commission award.

Introducing a new provision of perks with the pay packet, the central government is also likely to give an increment, which is to be due in July, the month of implementation of pay commission recommendations for the central government employees, sources said.

The pay panel recommended minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from Rs 7,000, while the maximum pay has been recommended Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000. It’s made a width pay gap discrimination between employees and higher officers from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is likely to propose minimum pay Rs 20,ooo but central government employees unions demanded minimum pay Rs 26,000.

Under the pay scale the officers and employees will be entitled to House Rent Allowance (HRA) at the rate of 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 per cent of their new basic pays but it will be paid from the date of the Seventh pay commission award notification. So no arrears will be paid in this segment.

The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent respectively when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.

So the HRA segment will rise dramatically more than 100 percent of the existing House Rent Allowance (HRA).

The pay as per the pay panel report was set at Rs 2.25 lakh for secretary-level officers. Accordingly, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) for secretaries would be more than Rs 56,000.

The report of the Seventh Pay Commission was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November with a recommendation for 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay. The overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.

The government set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for processing the report of the Seventh Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee. All central government employees unions’ submitted their written demands in respect of seventh pay commission’s anomalies in the cell to review, which are under process.

The central government has also been provisioned Rs 70,000 crore in the Union Budget 2016-17 to meet the demand for the new pay commission award that will be made effective from January 2016.

Pay matrix of 7th pay commission is likely to be changed by government, minimum pay to get boost

Pay Matrix of 7th Pay Commission is likely to be changed by government, minimum pay to get boost

New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is heading the high powered secretarues committee to examine the report of the 7th Pay Commission is likely to revise pay structures of central government employees before handing over it to finance Minister Arun Jaitley in June. the finance Ministry sources said: “the proposal will be placed before the cabinet for nod after the finance Minister’s review. “We don’t think secretaries committee will be able to hand over proposal to Finance Minister before June, considering time taking process of implementation Cell in the finance Ministry which works as the secretariat of the secretaries committee to review demands submitted by the central government employees unions. However, the new pay structure will be effective from January 1,” sources further said.

The pay commission headed by Justice A K Mathur presented its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in November.

The commission had proposed minimum pay to Rs.18,000 per month but the secretaries committee is likely to propose to make in Rs.20,000 they added.

However, central Government employees unions demanded minimum pay Rs.26,000. “We think it should not be touched to Rs.26,000”. They confirmed.

Once the minimum pay is hiked, salaries of 48 lakh central government employees will rise than the seventh Pay Commission recommendations.

They said everyone’s salary should be ‘automatically’ increased when the minimum pay is increased.

They said it was ‘natural’ for the secretaries committee to recommend to hike maximum basic pay proposed by the pay panel. “It also happened before”.

The government formed the 13 members of Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Sinha on January 13 to review the report of the Justice A K Mathur led pay commission.

The secretaries of Home, Defence, department of personnel and training, pension and PW, revenue, expenditure, posts, health, and science and technology. chairman of Railway Board, Deputy CAG and Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat are also members of Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Sinha.

The Seventh Pay Commission led by Justice A K Mathur was set up be UPA government in February 2014.

After getting the report, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said, the impace of the seventh pay commission recommendations would be an increase of 0.65 percentage on expenditure on salaries to GDP compared to 0.77 per cent in 6th Pay Commission.

Brief of the 4th meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries with AIRF

Brief of the 4th meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries(ECoS) held on 30.03.2016 to discuss the recommendations of the VII CPC

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
(Estd, 1924)
4, State Entry Road
New Delhi – 110 055
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dated: March 30, 2016
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the 4th meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries(ECoS) held on 30.03.2016 to discuss the recommendations of the VII CPC
The 4th meeting of the Empowered Committee of the Secretaries(ECoS) was held today under the Chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, to discuss the recommendations of the VII CPC.

The meeting was held in a cordial manner on the general issues related to VII CPC, viz. Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor, NPS, Minimum three cadre promotions, Allowances & Advances, Child Care Leave to Women Employees, MACPS, etc. etc.

Apart from this, we represented the arduous conditions under which railway employees are working and how many railwaymen are sacrificing their lives for smooth running of the Indian Railways and tried to prove that we are more important even to the Defence of the country.

We also discussed various issues where justified approach has not been done, particularly reg. Running Staff(one additional pay scale), Technicians(merger of Technician Gr. II with G. I in GP Rs.2800) and Technical Supervisors, Group `B’ status to Supervisory Staff, parity field staff with the Ministry Staff and other categorical problems.

Member Staff, Railway Board, was also present during the presentation made by the federations. Chairman, Railway Board, is also a member of the Empowered Committee along with other Secretaries of the Government of India.
This is for your information.


Promotion of LSG cadre to HSG II in SBCO - TN Circle dtd 01/04/2016

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Patch SPVM dated 16-03-2016 for Migrated offices only (New)

Patch SPVM dated 16-03-2016 (FOR MIGRATED OFFICES ONLY) * (New)

  • Download SPVM dated 16.03.2016 from the blow link.
  • Install the same on CBS Post Offices including Head Offices if all the offices were migrated to CBS under the control.

Download Sanchay Post View Mode dated 16.03.2016

Promotion of PA (SBCO) to LSG (SBCO) cadre - TN Circle dtd 01/04/2016

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CAT Ahmedabad Bench favours selected PA/SA candidates of Gujarat circle who unfortunately couldn't join department due to abeyance order

CAT Ahmedabad Bench favours selected PA/SA candidates of Gujarat circle who unfortunately couldn't join department due to abeyance order

I want to inform you that yesterday in a judgement of CAT Ahmedabad Bench favours selected candidates of Gujarat circle who unfortunately couldn't join department  due to abeyance order of department but yesterday CAT pronounced a judge same as it pronounced in case of joined candidates. Examination cancellation order is quashed by Cat  Ahmedabad  and  cat ordered department to conduct a fresh investigation and take genuine candidates on job within a period of 3 months
sanjay kumar
selected as a postal assistant at
Bharuch Division Gujarat

Procedure for Interest posting - HO/Computerised SOs

Reset Interest File Sequence

If you intend to transfer interest calculated at the HO for SOs to the respective SOs electronically, then download and execute "sequenceupdatetool.exe" at both the SO and HO, before calculation of interest at HO. This will enable generation of interest file with sequence number 1 at HO and will enable its subsequent import / posting at SO.


  • Calculate and post interest in the SOSB module for all the SOs. 
  • When day-end is performed in the HO online module, a message will be displayed intimating the creation of interest files on the day on which interest is calculated for SOs. Click on ‘OK’ and continue with day end. Files are generated in the C:\HO_to_SO folder in the system in which day-end was performed. 

Files will be generated:

a) only for SOs in which interest posting was performed on that day
b) only for SOs and MDGs marked as computerised. These files can be sent to the respective SOs for importing the interest and subsequently used for posting the interest calculated. 


  1. Login as 'Counter' >> select group 'Day Begin/end' >> 'Import files from HO' >> 'SB interest Posting' and select the file to be uploaded. 
  2. To Post the interest login as 'SUPER' >> SB >> 'Annual interest calculation' >> 'Calculate Interest' >> 'Annual Interest Posting' 


  1. Service charges will be deducted automatically while calculation and posting of interest in SB accounts.
  2. Service charges will be deducted in silent accounts if the balance is less than 50 after calculation and posting of interest.

The report for accounts from which service charges have been deducted can be obtained from DBanalyzer >> Reports or from Sanchay Post-Online Module >> Reports >> SB >> 'SILENT ACCOUNT with service charge deduction'


Can Interest Calculation be done after 1st of April?
Interest  calculation  for  PPF  can be  done  on any  day  after  completion  of  transactions on the 31st of March and for other schemes it can be performed on any day after day begin  has  been performed  for  the  1st  of  April.  Interest  is  posted  (inserted)  in  the ledger with transaction date as per rules. 

Procedure for Annual Interest Calculation at HO [PPF/SB/NSS]


If you intend to transfer interest calculated at the HO for SOs to the respective SOs electronically, then download and execute sequenceupdatetool.exe at both the SO and HO, before calculation of interest at HO. This will enable generation of interest file with sequence number 1 at HO and will enable its subsequent import / posting at SO.
  • The file ‘sequenceupdatetool.exe’ can be executed on or after 31/03/2016 only.
  • Interest calculation and posting should be done only on or after 01/04/2016.
At HO, before  proceeding with SSA Interest Posting at SOSB of Sanchay Post Version 7.5 or SPVM, 

1)  Please install “SSA_interest_update_for_SP7.5” if Sanchay Post Version 7.5 is being used in the office.

Please install “SSA_interest_update_for_SPVM”  if    Sanchay Post    View Mode is being used in the office.

2)  It should be ensured that all Transferred OUT accounts are marked accordingly by using “SSA_Transfer_tool” as per the instructions provided in the manual.

    Step 1

    1. Download the revised DBAnalyzer Software. Run DBAnalyzer software. Select ‘Database Discrepancies’. 
    2. Ensure that previous financial year Interest Entry (2014-2015) is made for all accounts. (‘Ledger entries without previous year interest entry’ option will list the accounts without interest entry).
    3. Login to Data Entry Module as Data Entry Supervisor and insert the interest transaction for the previous financial year (i.e. for 2014-2015) with the transaction date as '01/04/2015’ and transaction type as 'interest'. 
    4. Ensure that account type is available for all accounts. (Account numbers with blank account type’ option) Login as Supervisor. Use 'Common -> Account type Conversion' form. Select the correct account type and save.
    5. Ensure that ledger entries with Cleared Date as ‘01/01/1900’ are not available. (‘Ledger entries with LOT / Cleared Date as 01/01/1900’ option) 
    6. Ensure that account status is updated for all accounts. (Account numbers with blank account status' option) 
    7. Select 'Database Discrepancies >> SB >> Account numbers with blank account status' option in DBAnalyzer and update the account status.

    Step 2 

    1. Login as ‘Supervisor’ in on-line module.
    2. Check interest rates in initialisation group.
    3. Check the current financial year in the form (Form No.0410) ‘Initialisation >> Financial Year – SB / PPF / NSS’ (Financial Year should be 01/04/2014 –31/03/2015). 

    Step 3

    From the menu,
    1. Select ‘Annual Interest Calculation’ form (Form No. 1305 / 1004 / 0904) to calculate interest for SB / PPF / NSS.
    2. Select 'IBB Report' option to generate IBB Report. 
    3. Select 'Annual Interest Calculation' option to carry out calculation.

    Step 4

    After calculation is finished,
    1. Check the error files in SP5\OT folder to view the accounts for which interest was not calculated.
    2. Rectify the errors listed. It is advisable to rectify as many of the errors listed if not all and then re-calculate interest by selecting 'Annual Interest Calculation' option again, before interest posting. The process can be repeated any number of times till no accounts is listed in the error list.
    3. After rectifying  all  the errors listed during interest calculation,  recalculate interest before  selecting  the 'Annual Interest Posting' option to carry out interest posting.


      Interest calculation should be performed at HO for all SOs (including MDGs) and hence the database discrepancies rectifications mentioned above are to be done for both HO as well as SO accounts.

      Transaction Holiday on 1st April 2016 in DOP Finacle

      Transaction Holiday on 1st April 2016

      Due to Interest Calculation and Interest Posting in Savings, PPF and SSA Accounts on the night of 31st March 2016, CBS Post Offices would not do any transaction on 1st April 2016 and transaction can be started on 2nd April 2016

      Only after getting instructions from CEPT Chennai Team only. However, staff of CBS Post Offices will remain on duty on both 1st and 2nd April 2016 and continue to watch instructions from CEPT Team.

      The message should be properly displayed in the counter area for the information of general public and agents.

      Tool for executing interest for SSA on SP7.5 and SPVM

      SSA Interest Execution Tool for the month of April 2016

      • SDC Chennai Released the following Tool to Execute the Interest of SSA on Sanchay Post 7.5 and Sanchay Post View Mode v1.0.
      1. SPVM SSA Interest Update Tool.
      2. SP 7.5 SSA Interest Update Tool.
      3. SSA Transfer Tool.
      4. Sequence Update Tool.

      Download the above said Tool and working procedure using below link

      Tool for Interest Rate Changes April 2016 in Sanchay Post

      Interest Rate Changes from April 2016 in Sanchay Post

      • Download the attached tool which has been released by SDC Chennai for Sanchy Post ie Non CBS Offices.
      • The above said Tool for only Non CBS Office. Non need to execute the above tool in CBS Office.

      Download Interest Rate Change April 2016

      Salary & Pension for March 2016 IN DOP FINACLE

      No Salary / Pension Posting in DOP Finacle for the month of March 2016

      It is further informed that Salary and Pension for the March 2016 will not be credited into POSB Accounts on 01.04.2016 as there will not be any transaction on 1.4.2015 due to Transaction holiday in Finacle for EoY activities. In this regard, it is requested that HoC may take decision to pay salary/ pension by cash in emergent situation and in such cases, it should be ensured that the names of such employees/pensioners must be excluded from the list/file of salary/pension upload which is to be uploaded on 02.04.2016

      Configure date for Supplementary Schedule in Accounts Module

      Configure Supplementary Schedule in Accounts

      • Open and Login Accounts in PayBill Module.
      • Click on Configure > Sub Offices.
      • Select SO Name then click on Modify Button.

      • then Fetch POID then Enter Staring date for Supplementary schedule.
      • Click on OK.
      Configure the same for all  the Sub offices under your HO.

      Procedure for Supplementary Accounts in Head Post Offices

      Procedure for Supplementary Accounts 

      This document explains the steps to be followed in generating the Cash account for March, supplementary cash book as well as the supplementary cash account and later the general cash book. Great care may be taken in proceeding with the work. So, please go through this document entirely, before the work on supplementary accounts is taken up.

      Declaring the working days for March and April

      During the month of March, when the Day begin is done for the first time in the sub accounts module, the Supervisor is expected to enter the last working day in the month of March and the first working day in the month of April. For the current year 2016, it will be 31.3.2016(last working day in March 2016) and 01.04.2016(first working day in April 2016). This is taken as the default value in the application. This may kindly be checked up(use the menu Tools – Supplementary dates working as Supervisor). If there are some other dates, they may be changed to 31.3.2016 and 01.04.2016 respectively, before 31st March.

      Regular cashbook during the month of March

      Regular work in all the modules leading to the generation of cashbook can continue up to 31st March in the usual course and there is no change.

      Generation of cash account for March (regular) 

      All HOs should note that cash account for March (regular) should be generated before supplementary transactions commence. So, on the first of April, the accounts branch has to generate cash account for March, preferably before day begin is done in sub accounts module (though this is not a precondition, it ensures that work in supplementary accounts is not started).

      Work in supplementary accounts

      Please note that the Meghdoot module provides for seven supplementaries. Daily accounts of all sub offices for March should be obtained latest by seven supplementary and incorporated in the accounts.

      After the cash account for March 2013 (regular) is generated, day begin can be done in sub accounts module in the usual course.

      First supplementary

      Daily accounts received should be segregated between those of March and of April and bundled separately. The daily accounts of April should be entered using the usual menu Data entry – SO daily accounts and selecting the appropriate SOs. Note that supplementary daily accounts should not be posted using this menu. The daily accounts of March should be posted using the menu Supplementary – SupplementarydataSO. On completion of the posting, printing of SO summaries can be taken separately for regular and supplementary (for supplementary, use the menu Supplementary – Printing SO reports). Other tasks of preparing SO slips should be done in the usual course.

      At the end of the day, remittances should be verified in the usual course. After such verification, daily account adjustments for remittances of daily accounts of April should be done in the usual course first. Thereafter, the adjustment of remittances in March daily accounts should be taken up using the menu Supplementary – Remittances – SO daily account. While carrying out such adjustments, note down the details of remittances made by SOs in March which are acknowledged in April (called technical transit).

      On completion of the adjustment of remittances as per daily accounts, view the transit and advance items pending in the following sequence

      1. Regular transit and advance using the menu Transit – SO transit figures or SO Advance figures

      2. Supplementary transit and advance using the menu Supplementary – SO Transit figures and SO Advance figures

      3. Consolidated transit using the menu Supplementary – Consolidated transit – Technical transit
      Note that the third item will show you all the remittances in transit including those of April.
      Now please add the technical transit items, using the Add button here. Please note that such items added will not appear here on the day of adding but will be available in the print out. This has to be invariably done for the supplementary accounts to tally correctly. This technical transit item which will remain pending for adjustment throughout the supplementary period will automatically get adjusted after the last supplementary when you move over to the regular accounts.

      • On completion of such addition, the operator should take the print out of transit and advance summaries for both regular and supplementary transactions.
      • Now, the accounts branch can generate the cash book for first supplementary. While the supplementary transactions are pending, regular cash book should not be generated. 
      • The HO can generate only the HO summary and regular SO summary for the days when supplementary accounts are pending.
      • On completion of all these tasks, day end can be done in all the modules of Meghdoot for the first April.

      Second and third supplementary

      • The same process as above should be repeated for second and third supplementary(if any) during which period regular cashbook should never be generated. Technical transit items should be added as in first supplementary.
      • On the day of last supplementary when all the remaining daily accounts of March 30 are received, the details of balances(red ink particulars) for the HO and SO balances of all SOs of date 30.3 should be noted down. The total of technical transit and the unadjusted transit of March, corresponding to the details of closing balance as per Supplementary cash book should also be noted down. These details are required for generation of supplementary cash account.

      Supplementary cash account

      • On completion of all the supplementary accounts and on generation of the cashbook for the last supplementary, the supplementary cash account can also be generated.
      • The accounts branch has to now access the cash account menu and select the March month. A dialog box will come up prompting to furnish details of balance. Click the Yes button. In the next window, you will find the details of closing balance of March as furnished initially. You have to now edit this figure to enter the details of SO balance and transit for the last supplementary (HO balance need not be changed) and generate the supplementary cash account. The cash account will now furnish the transactions including that of supplementaries and also the red ink particulars correctly.
      • After the supplementary cash account is generated, the regular cash book can be generated from the next day on wards.

      Regular cashbook for April

      It is reiterated that regular cash book generation should never be attempted when the supplementary accounts are still in progress. You can proceed with generating regular cashbook from the subsequent day onwards (and also for 1st April and subsequent days) after the last supplementary including.

      Note : minimum one supplementary is compulsory

      Supplementary date 2016 Configuration in Subaccounts

      During March While doing day begin in Sub accounts module it may show the message about configuring the Last working day of the March and First working day of April.
      • If you ignore the messages, it may appear in next day begin. 


      • Log in as Supervisor in Sub Account Module 
      Go to configuration > Select Supplementary Dates
      Current Year 2016
      Last working day of March 31-03-2016
      First Working day of April 01-04-2016
      • Save

      GPO to house hi-tech India Post Bank

      NAGPUR: The General Post Office (GPO) in the city, more known as a heritage building, may soon house a bank. As a plan to modernize post offices, it was proposed to start an India Post Payment Bank in 2012. As a pilot project starting April 1, the city GPO has been selected among the 47 offices where the bank will be set up. From next month onwards, the department will begin the ground work on starting the bank at GPO. The premises will cover at least 800 sq ft of this heritage structure and the banking operations are expected to start in next 5-6 months, said a source related to the project.

      The bank at GPO will cater to entire Vidarbha region. Apart from GPO, other places where these banks would be operationalized in Maharashtra include Satara, Thane and Pune, the source said.

      The bank's focus will be on catering to the rural market as majority of the post offices are in such areas. Initially, the focus will be on collecting current and savings account deposits only and no activities of direct lending such as granting loans or credit card will be undertaken. There will be no fixed deposit account also. Limiting to current and savings accounts will also avoid competition with government's small savings products that are also sold through the post offices. The savings schemes which have tenure of 5 to 15 years are similar to fixed deposits.

      The department of posts will also be relying on the small savings accounts which it is maintaining. The Nagpur region itself has more than 58 lakh account holders for various small savings schemes, which is being seen as a customers base for the bank accounts.

      The focus will also be on social sector scheme beneficiaries, direct benefit transfer payment, rural households and those not covered with banking facilities so far. The agents in villages will be given hand-held devices running on solar power through which the transactions will be recorded.

      As a part of the modernization scheme, there are plans to issue a customer identification number to the investors on the basis of which the accounts can be operated from any post office in the country. The post offices are being linked though core banking system (CBS).

      There are plans to replace the physical certificates issued on purchase of schemes like National Saving Certificate (NSC) and maintain a pass book instead. Entries of withdrawal and reinvestment can be made on the passbook, a source said.

      Server link restored

      The link failure which hampered work at post offices has been set right from Wednesday onwards. The server connection was established from Tuesday evening but the speed was very slow. However, by Wednesday enough speed was available, an official said. However, the counter selling small savings schemes like NSC, PPF will be closed on April 1 for interest calculation.

      The department of posts is putting in place a core banking system (CBS) to link all the offices. This has led to several hiccups including frequent link failures which has affected the sale of small savings schemes.

      The server had crashed for last six days as there was a heavy rush to invest in the schemes. Even as there is a rush during last week of March when investment is made into the schemes for tax-planning purposes, rates going down from April onwards further increased the pressure. Investors wanted to buy the products before March end to get the old rates.

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      A meeting with Cabinet Secretary Sri. P. K. Sinha was held at Cabinet Secretariat Committee Room, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on 30.03.2016. 

      All Members of empowered committee i.e. Secretaries of Various Departments were present in the meeting. Department of Post was represented by Sri. Ashutosh Tripathi, Member (Personal), Sri Shailendra Dashora, DDG (Estt) Ms. Manju Pandey, DDG (Personal) & Ms. Anju Nigam DDG (SR) from NFPE Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P3, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary, R3 & Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Dy. Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary P4 from FNPO, Com. D. Theagrajan, Secretary General, FNPO & General Secretary R3, Com. T. N. Rahate, President FNPO & General Secretary P4 and from BPEF. Com. S. K. Sinha, General Secretary Postal Accounts Association participated. 

      We presented our views in support of each and every demand submitted by NFPE & FNPO in memorandum to Pay Commission and Empowered Committee and implementation cell. We demanded upgraded scales for each cadre of Department. The meeting was held in a very congenial atmosphere. We may hope for the better.

      DoPT needs comments on LTC Procedure of Public Transport between nearest Railway station and Declared place of visit

      Dopt needs comments on LTC Procedure of Public Transport between nearest Railway station and Declared place of visit

      Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Fulfillment of procedural requirements : Draft memorandum as follows…

      Government of India
      Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
      Department of Personnel and Training
      Establishment A-IV Desk
      North Block, New Delhi-110001
      Dated March , 2016
      Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Fulfillment procedural requirements.
      The undersigned is directed to refer to para 8 and 9 of the Guidelines enclosed in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 18.2.2016 on the above noted subject and to say that the issues have been revisited in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. It has been decided that the cases where a Government servant travels on LTC upto the nearest airport/railway station/ bus terminal by authorised mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/own arrangement, may be dealt with as follows:-

      (i) When public transport is available between the nearest airport/railway station/ bus terminal and the declared place of visit:- 
      The Government servant may also be reimbursed the fare incurred for completion of journey to the declared place of visit by own arrangement. This will be restricted to the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/ bus terminal to the declared place of visit. The Government servant shall be required to submit an undertaking that he has actually visited the declared place of visit. 

      (ii) Where no public transport is available between the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal and the declared place of visit:- 
      (a) In case he does not wish to claim reimbursement for the part of the journey which he has undertaken by his own arrangement, he may be reimbursed for the part of the journey which he has undertaken by public transport. The Government servant shall be required to submit an undertaking that he has actually visited the declared place of visit. 
      (b) Where the Government servant claims assistance for the entire journey, the part of the journey where he has used his own arrangement would also be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer. The Government servant shall be required to submit an undertaking that he has actually visited the declared place of visit.

      2. In case of (b) above, the Government servant shall be required to submit a certificate that the mode of transport used by him operates from point to point on regular basis with the approval of the State Government/Transport authorities, and is authorised to ply as public carrier.

      3. Above certificate need not be insisted upon in case information to the effect that (i) no public transport is available in a particular area, (ii) list of transport operators who operate on regular basis from point to point on regular basis with the specific approval of the State Government/Transport authorities, is available on the website of a State/Central Government or a State or Central PSU or in a current publication brought out by these authorities.

      (Surya Narayan Jha)
      Under Secretary to the Government of India

      Meeting with the Implementation Cell of the DoP on 31.03.2016

      Meeting with the Implementation Cell of the DoP on 31.03.2016 on the background of different views of the Department on various dates on postal issues 

      New Synopsis for GDS compassionate cases

      Click Here to view the C.O letter dated 30.03.2016 on submission of GDS Compassionate cases in revised format.

      Click Here to download the format.