Friday, April 22, 2016

Don’t Work in Silos – be an Agent of Change – Modi to Civil Servants

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked civil servants not to work in silos but as a team and act as an agent of change for welfare of the people and development of the country.

Addressing bureaucrats on Civil Services Day here, he asked them to experiment to bring in change besides increasing engagement with the people for greater results.

“Some people work in silos. We get more results working in team than in isolation. We need to come out of silos and work together as a team for nation building,” Modi said.

Modi said the role of civil services was earlier of a regulator. Then after some time, the role changed to that of an administrator and then controller.

“When time further changed, you (civil servants) must have thought of acquiring managerial skills. Time is changing. Only being an administrator and controller is not enough. It is the need of the hour that everybody, at every level, has to be an agent of change,” the Prime Minister said.

He said, “we need to bring in changes. When we sit at one place we forget to experiment. If we do not experiment then how do we bring changes. There is no experiment without risk. And if we don’t experiment, then it becomes merely a job”.

“I always reward experiments. People who do work differently and experiment, they get a different satisfaction,” the Prime Minister said.

In his about 45-minute long pep talk to a large gathering of bureaucrats from the Centre and states, Modi asked senior officials to benefit from the knowledge of their juniors, who are of a different generation and probably know better ways to do a task.

Source: TOI

Haryana Govt Announces hike in DA w.e.f Jan 2016

Haryana govt has decided to enhance the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees on revised scales of pay from the existing rate of 119 per cent to 125 per cent of the pay with effect from January 1, 2016

The installment of DA shall be paid in cash to all Haryana government employees with the salary for April to be paid in May, an official spokesman said here on Wednesday.

The payment of arrears of enhanced DA for Haryana Government employees will be paid in May.

A notification to the hike in DA (Dearness Allowance) has been issued by the Haryana Government Finance Department here on Wednesday.

India Post Telecast - NDTV 24x7

Subject: India Post Telecast - NDTV 24x7 

NDTV 24x7 news channel has done a story on India Post on the recent initiatives of the Department.

You may like to watch the same and also inform and circulate within your Circle/colleagues/friends/family and all those who are connected with us. 

In case you are in any closed Whats App group, you may also like to inform all the members of the group.
Channel : NDTV 24x7
Date : 23rd April 2016
Time : 1900 hours
Repeat Telecast: Sunday, 24th April 2016 at 1200 noon.

How to handle in DOP Finacle when customer reported about lost of Cheque Book

How to handle in DOP Finacle when customer reported about lost of Cheque Book

When customer report about lost of Cheque Book to counter PA and he want to Stop payment. The following steps are taken into accounts. Basically Stop Payments can be marked as per customer’s request through the menu option HSPP. Stop Payment instructions for a cheque(s) can be entered only if Issue of concerned chequebook has been acknowledged by customer and is duly entered in the system. Therefore, it is necessary that cheque book should be in acknowledged status before any stop payment instructions are entered in the system. The process of HSPP is given below
Menu Shortcut - HSPP
The following screen will be appeared 

Fuction - S-Stop Pay
A/c ID - ____________
Begin Chq No. - _______
No. Of Leaves - ________
The following screen will be appeared 

Cheque Date - ___________
Reason Code - ___________
Verify the Account in HSPPAU Menu in supervisor 
You can also print the report of Cheque stop payment. Select Function Code as print and fill the account no. The report will be print in HPR.


Cheque Leaf Status of SBCHQ account in DOP Finacle

HCHBM command stands Chequebook Maintenance. We can inquire check leaf with the help of this menu. We also check the chque leaf status. Some time cheque book is not issued in Sanchay Post and data migration is also transform without it. We have to inquire such account before any transaction with check leaf. The process of using this command is given below
Menu Shortcut - HCHBM
The following screen will be appeared.

A/c ID - SBCHQ Account
The following screen will be displayed

Click on View detail
The following screen will be appeared

You can also inquire with different standered like stopped, destroyed etc. as seen in screen shoot.

Government Decides to withdraw the 10th February 2016 Notification with Immediate Effect

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

21-April-2016 17:51 IST 

Government Decides to withdraw the 10th February 2016 Notification with Immediate Effect

Government had issued a notification dated 10th February 2016 regarding rules for withdrawal from EPF Funds by the members. Under the revised rules, the employee was permitted to withdraw the employees’ share from the fund (which is 12% of the wages). However, it was prescribed that the employers’ share of contribution towards the Provident Fund (which is 3.67% of wage) would be allowed to be withdrawn only at the age of retirement (58 years). The objective was to provide a minimum social security to the workers at the time of retirement. It was noticed that over 80% of the claims settled by EPFO belonged to pre-mature withdrawal of funds, treating the EPF accounts as savings accounts, and not a Social Security instrument.

In order to address the issues the amendment stated above was carried out with the consent of Trade Unions and with the intention of promoting a decent accumulation of provident fund for the members at the end of their working lifetimes.

However, considering the representations received from various quarters and after consultations with the various stakeholders, Minister of State (IC) Labour and Employment, Sh Bandaru Dattatreya announced that the government has decided to withdraw the said 10th February 2016 Notification with immediate effect.

Accordingly, the workers are now allowed to withdraw the entire amount from the provident fund as per existing provisions of the EPF Scheme 1952 including the employers’ share of 3.67%.


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State Bank of India (SBI) 17140 Clerical Cadre Last Date Extension Notification

State Bank of India (SBI) 17140 Clerical Cadre Last Date Extension Notification : SBI has extended the last date of online registration of application form for the recruitment of Junior associates ( customer support and sales) and Junior agricultural Associates in clerical cadre.

Notification : Click Here

For More details about this Recruitment : Click Here

WhatsApp messages sent to wrong person? Here's how you can delete it

New Delhi: Instant messaging service WhatsApp has become the part and parcel of our lives. But sometimes the same thing might land us in a great embarrassment. 
It must have happened to all of us at some point of time that we misfired the wrong photo, forwarded messages, self-written messages.

Sometimes we have no idea how to reverse the action we have done. But next time if you send message to the wrong person on WhatsApp and you are a little prompt, you can still save yourself from the embarrassment.

Just make sure that you jump into action before the message is delivered.

Follow these easy steps 

A. Keep pressing on the message you have mistakenly sent.

B. Tap on “Delete” in the window that will pop up.

Immediately opt for the delete option. Your message will be delivered.

But if you cant follow these steps, you can do the following

A. You can either immediately turn off the mobile data or Wi-Fi.

B. Or you can soon opt for airplane mode.

C. Remember, the action can be reversed only if there is no double grey tick. Happy deleting!

Rename Multiple Files Efficiently Using Excel or Google Docs

Renaming multiples files on your Windows computer is easy. Select all the files, press F2 and type some descriptive text. Windows will append a unique sequence number to each of the file names.

That’s a fairly quick solution but not very flexible because you don’t get to specify any choices or criteria.

For instance, how do you append the current date to the filename ? Or you want to replace only certain words in the file names (like a spelling error)? Or you want files to follow a different renaming system like file-A.jpg instead of the default file(1).jpg.

To rename files in bulk more efficiently, you can either learn some complex shell scripting language (SED, AWK, Perl) or switch to something more simple – a spreadsheet.

Step 1: Type cmd and switch (using “cd” command) to the directory that contains the files you want to rename in bulk.
Step 2: Type “dir /b” to see a skeleton list of all files in the current directory. Copy that file list to the clipboard by selecting Mark from the contextual menu.

Step 3: The fun starts now. Fire your copy of Microsoft Excel or Google Docs Spreadsheets and paste those file names into the first spreadsheet column.

Step 4: In the blank adjacent column, add a corresponding Excel function – for instance, use SUBSTITUTE to change specific text in the filenames, use CONCATENATE() with DATE() if you want to add date to the filename, etc.

*For more complex criteria, you may want to put the file extensions in a separate column by splitting the file name using period (.) as the delimiter.

Step 5: Your source filenames are now in column A while the Destination files are in column B – we will now convert this into a DOS rename command.

In Column C, type the following Excel formula and your command is ready to be executed.
=CONCATENATE(“ren “,A1, ” “, B1)

Copy paste the same formula across all cells in column C for which you have corresponding values in Column A or B.

We are almost done. Copy all the values from column C to the clipboard and paste them inside the DOS window or better still, put them inside a new text file and give it a name like rename.bat.

Execute and all files that match the criteria are renamed instantly.

Requested Chairman Empowered Committee of Secretaries to maintain parity with Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/7CPC/2016 Dated : 21/4/2016

Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha,
Cabinet Secretary and Chairman
Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS)
7th Central Pay Commission Implementation Cell,
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Submission of recommendations by 7th Pay Commission.

Respected Sir,

Postal Inspector Association while submitting memorandum requested for parity of Grade Pay with the Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC and do justice.

2. Kind enough the 7th Central Pay Commission vide para 11.8.21 has made the following recommendation regarding Inspector Posts under Department of Post:

“The Commission has noted that the VI CPC had placed Inspector (Posts) at par with Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC. Subsequently the inspectors of CBDT/CBEC were elevated to GP 4600. The Commission has further noted that Inspector (Posts) and Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC are recruited through the same combined graduate level examination. The Commission, therefore, recommends that Inspector (Posts) who are presently in the GP 4200 should be upgraded to GP 4600. With this upgradation, Inspector (Posts) shall come to lie in an identical grade pay as that of their promotion post of Assistant Superintendent of Posts (ASPOs). A higher grade would thus need to be extended to ASPOs. Accordingly, the Commission recommends that the promotional post of ASPOs be placed in the next higher GP 4800 and further, the post of Superintendent (Posts), which is presently in the GP 4800, be moved up to GP 5400 (PB-2).”

3. However, it is understood that Joint Council of Action (Income Tax Employees Federation & Income Tax Gazetted Officers’ Association) has represented through Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) demanding placement of Inspector Income Tax in the pay level corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- and the matter is being considered by Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-COS) constituted to process the recommendations of 7th CPC.

4. We submit that 5th CPC had placed Inspector Posts at par with Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC in the Pay scale of Rs.5500-9000/-. However, Pay Scale of Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC was subsequently upgraded to Rs.6500-10,500/- in April, 2004 disturbing the parity. This was set right by the 6th CPC placing Inspector Posts at par with Inspector CBDT/CBEC in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-.

4.1 It is unfortunate to state that again the pay parity established by 6th CPC was disturbed in November, 2008, just after the implementation of 6th CPC report, by upgrading the Grade Pay of Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC to Rs.4600/-, leaving Inspector Posts in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-. 7th CPC acknowledged the fact in its report vide para 11.8.21 and recommended to upgrade Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- to maintain the parity with Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC.

5. In view of the above, this Association request your kind honour to maintain the pay parity of Inspector Posts with Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC considering the pay parity already established by successive Pay Commissions i.e 5th CPC, 6th CPC & 7th CPC.

5.1 Hence, if the representation for placing Inspectors of Income Tax in the pay level corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs.4800 is considered, the same benefit should be extended to Inspector Posts also to maintain the pay parity already established by successive pay commissions’ i.e 5th CPC, 6th CPC & 7th CPC and to give justice to Inspector Posts.

We are hoping that you will give proper justice to Inspector Posts cadre working in Department of Post.

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for necessary action to :

1. The Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.

2. The Joint Secretary, Department of Expenditure, 7th Central Pay Commission Implementation Cell, New Delhi.

3. The DDG (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.

Government rolls back restrictions on withdrawal of provident fund

NEW DELHI: Bowing to pressure from trade unions, the government has set aside the controversial provident fund (PF) withdrawal norms that had restricted complete withdrawal from PF account before the retirement age of 58 years.

This is the second major stepback by the government on provident fund in less than two months and comes close on the heels of it withdrawing the budget announcement of imposing tax on withdrawal from Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account.

"The withdrawal restriction imposed under the EPF scheme was at behest of trade unions but now since they don't want it we have withdrawn the notification dated February 10," labour secretary Shankar Agarwal said on Tuesday. He said the restriction was in favour of workers, many of them being ignorant and poor with pressing needs at some point of time. "Since the government is not contributing anything to workers' PF, we have decided not to restrict its withdrawal." The U-turn has come after labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya, earlier in the day, relaxed the withdrawal norms and deferred the implementation of the February 10 notification by three more months till August 1.

The complete rollback comes in the midst of protests by labour unions in several parts of the country against the bar on withdrawing employer's contribution. People have also launched online campaign against the decision, which was to be implemented from February 10 but was later put on hold till April 30. Police had on Monday resorted to lathicharge in Bengaluru to disperse a crowd of garment factory workers protesting against the amendment to the EPF Act.

The February 10 notification had restricted the withdrawal of employers' contribution of 3.67% and interest earned on it under the EPF scheme till retirement or 58 years instead of 54 years earlier.

The move drew flak from trade unions and workers. Under the existing rule, employees can withdraw the full PF balance if he or she is out of employment for continuous 60 days. That includes 12% employees' contribution, 3.67% contribution from the employer and interest earned on this in any given year. However, the 8.67% of the employers' contribution to pension under the EPS cannot be withdrawn, thus restoring the original withdrawal provisions under the EPF scheme.

The move has been welcomed by trade unions. "We have always maintained the PF corpus is workers' money and hence he should be given the flexibility to withdraw it as and when required," said Pawan Kumar of RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS).

D L Sachdeva of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) said the unions had never demanded any restriction on PF withdrawal. "Workers should be given an option whether to withdraw or retain his PF till his retirement and nobody should force anything on them," he said.

Govt considering gratuity to employees under New Pension System

Minimum SIFY bandwidth of TNF locations

Extract of letter from C.O to Unions on increase of SIFY bandwidth of TNF locations (Technically Non Feasible) where only NSP-2 is available:

It is to bring to your notice that as per Directorate vide letter No.46-12/2015-Tech dt 05.02.2016, Circles are delegated with the power of up gradation of NSP1 Bandwidth for D&E class offices to 512 kbps (minimum bandwidth as per national policy). Accordingly the feasible 2050 locations bandwidth upgradation approval is given to M/S SIFY. Out of which SIFY has upgraded the Bandwidth in respect of 2011 locations. Remaining 39 locations are pending for want of issuance of WAN acceptance by the Divisions. Consequently Directorate vide letter No.46-12/2015-Tech dt 15.03.2016 has approved the upgradation of NSP2 to next higher level in 196 locations, where NSP1 is TNF. In these locations, NSP2 existing bandwidth is 128 kbps, hence the upgradation is to be done to a minimum of 512 kbps instead of 256 kbps as approved by Directorate. This has been taken up with Directorate vide this office letter No. EDP/PMU/NI implementation/2014-15 dated 12.04.2016. In this regard, kindly find the attachment of all class D & E locations which are apgraded to 512 Kbps on NSP1.

I am directed by the Competent Authority to request to not resort to proposed action as it will demoralize the staff and give negative message to public.

With regards,
Union Cell
O/o the CPMG
A.P. Circle
Hyderabad - 500 001
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All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 - Rule 16(3) - Guidelines for intensive review of records

Diversion of 17 post of HSG-1 IP Line to General Line

7th Pay Commission – Massive Protests will be taken if Govt fails – Criticising strongly, K K N Kutty said it is “totally disappointing and beats logic”.

The 7th pay commission report has failed to address the welfare of employees, said president of confederation of central government employees and workers KKN Kutty.

Criticising strongly, K K N Kutty said it is “totally disappointing and beats logic”.

“It is the only commission, which has reduced the allowances and due to which the growth in net income is only 14.28 percent,” he added.

Addressing a meeting on the 7th pay commission in Visakhapatnam, Kutty slammed the centre for failing to look into the issues of the employees and warned that agitations would be launched to demand minimum pay as per the market prices.

He said that the commission had recommended that the minimum pay should be hiked from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. However, considering the current market conditions, he said that minimum pay was not adequate. He said that a memorandum with 26 demands had been submitted to the centre. He warned that massive protests will taken out from September onwards if the government failed to address the issues of employees in the seventh pay commission.

The 7th pay commission has recommended a 14.27 percent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 percent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.