Sunday, May 01, 2016

सातवें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट 30 जून तक सौंप देंगे : केंद्रीय कैबिनेट सचिव पीके सिन्हा

केंद्रीय कैबिनेट सचिव पीके सिन्हा ने कहा है कि वह 30 जून तक सातवें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट केंद्र सरकार को सौंप देंगे। इसके बाद इसे कैबिनेट में मंजूरी के लिए रखा जाएगा।

सिन्हा ने यह बात 'इंडियन पब्लिक इम्पलाइज फेडरेशन' के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष वीपी मिश्रा और महामंत्री प्रेम चंद्र के नेतृत्व में दिल्ली जाकर मिले एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल से वार्ता में कही। वीपी मिश्रा के मुताबिक, कैबिनेट सचिव पीके सिन्हा ने कहा है कि मई में ही सातवें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट वे केंद्र सरकार को सौंप देते, लेकिन संसद सत्र चलने के कारण ऐसा नहीं कर पाए। 

खास बात यह है कि कैबिनेट सचिव की अध्यक्षता में केंद्र सरकार ने एक कमेटी गठित की है। इस कमेटी की जिम्मेदारी सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों की कमियों को दूर करके सरकार को रिपोर्ट सौंपना है। यह रिपोर्ट अभी तक नहीं सौंपी जा सकी है। इस रिपोर्ट में हो रही देरी को लेकर प्रतिनिधिमंडल ने उनसे मुलाकात की थी।

दिल्ली से लौटकर फेडरेशन के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष मिश्र ने लखनऊ में बताया कि फेडरेशन की मांग पर सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों में कई कमियों को सुधारकर रिपोर्ट देने का आश्वासन दिया है। जैसे न्यूनतम वेतन की सीमा बढ़ाई जा सकती है। नियमित पदों पर आउटसोर्सिंग के बजाए नियमित भर्ती का रास्ता खोला जा सकता है। पुरानी पेंशन के स्थान पर लागू की गई नई पेंशन योजना को कर्मचारियों के लिए पुरानी पेंशन से ज्यादा सुविधाजनक बनाने की बात है।

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Posting A Game changer – Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Documentary by NDTV

Posting A Game changer – Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Documentary by NDTV 

Two years ago, India Post was recording losses. The rise of emails and SMSs had made inland post cards relics and the postal department resembled the Titanic. Then the ecommerce industry discovered the sleeping giant's enormous reach. A partnership started which has engineered a turnaround no one had predicted. Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad was lucky - as he was heading three ministries which complement each other. A Gamechanger it seems is on its way.

MP High Court sets aside SC/ST Quota in Promotion in Govt Service

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Saturday set aside the provision of reservations in promotion in the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Rules, 2002. The court said all the promotions granted according to 2002 rules would be invalid.

The ruling of the division bench of Chief Justice Ajay Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjay Yadav came on public interest litigation filed by R B Rai, Santosh Kumar, S C Pandey and others. The petitioners had challenged 2002 rules on the ground that they were not in conformity with the norms given by the Supreme Court in the M Nagraj Vs Union (2006).

“The existing provision relating to reservation, backlog vacancies, carry forward of backlog vacancies… Contained in the Rules of 2002 runs contrary to the constitutional provisions contained in clause (4A) and (4B) of Article 16 and Article 335 and law predicated in M Nagraj,” the court said.
“Consequently, various promotions of SCs (Scheduled Castes) and STs (Scheduled Tribes) category made on the basis of these Rules of 2002 are held to be non-est in the eyes of law and the persons be placed in the position as if the said rules never existed and all actions taken in furtherance thereof must be reverted to status quo,” the court said.

“The implication of this judgement will be that all the promotions made under the rules of 2002 are non est (invalid) in the eyes of law and will be reverted and the gradation lists of various departments will have to be redrawn as prior to the enactment of rules of 2002,” said advocate Amol Shrivastava, who represented one of the petitioners.

Source: BS

WhatsApp to Add Call Back, Voicemail, Zip File Sharing Support

Facebook’s WhatsApp in recent months has added a lot of features including end-to-end encryption across messages and file sharing features. A new report claims that the most popular instant messaging service is all set to add more features in the coming weeks.

Phone Radar, citing translation requests, reports that WhatsApp for Android and iOS will soon get a ‘call back’ feature which will allow users to call back friends with just a tap of button without opening the app. The button will be visible in the notification pane, alongside a WhatsApp missed call notification. The messaging service is also said to bring voicemail feature to iOS platform, according to the report.

As expected from the voicemail feature, WhatsApp will allow users to record and send voicemails to contacts. The report says that the voicemail feature will show up when user is currently on a WhatsApp voice call.

Lastly, the report claims that after adding support for sending and receiving pdf files apart from Docs, Sheets, and Slides files, WhatsApp will gain zip file sharing feature. This will allow users to exchange heavy files via WhatsApp. We can expect that WhatsApp may be testing the new features with its beta testing programme members.

As of now, there is no word when WhatsApp will start rolling out these features but we can expect them to start in a few weeks.

In last few months, WhatsApp has added several new features including quick replies to messages right from the notification panel, and new text formatting features including bold and italics. The inbuilt camera in the WhatsApp Messenger also was completely overhauled with new user interface and icons. Earlier this year, the messaging service WhatsApp announced that it now had 1 billion monthly active users.

RD deposit error "Credit account is invalid status or Total Frozen"


  • When we try to deposit the RD account using the menu CRDP sometimes we will face the error "Credit account is invalid status or Total Frozen".
  • Please find the error screen shot


  1. The root cause of the above problem is that RD account might be frozen.
  2. In Finacle terminology Frozen account means discontinued account..
  3. IN DOP when an RD account is not having 6 defaults i..e, if there are 6 pending deposits then the account is said to be Discontinued account.
  4. For Example in our case account number 919956**** account shown in the error screen shot is Frozen account.
  5. We can inquire using the menu HPLIST menu.
  6. For our example I have inquired the menu HPLIST and the screen shot is as shown in the below image for your reference.
  • From the above screen shot it is clear that there are 6 pending installments from 13-11-2015 to 13-04-2016 hence the system will mark the said account automatically to Frozen account.


  • If the account is discontinued only solution is to left to the customer i..e., he/she may wish to continue the account till maturity period or close immediately.
  • If the account is having the missing credits and it is frozen then follow the missing credit procedure by taking the approval from the Divisional head.

7th Pay Commission – Finmin’s Blink on EPF Gives Confidence to Unions & Employees

The flip-flops by Union government on the revised EPF withdrawal norms may embolden government employees to strike work on July 11 as a means to get higher wages and allowances under 7th Pay Commission.

First, under the public outlash, the government withdrew the budgetary proposal to make 40 percent of the EPF corpus taxable. Now, under the protest of garment factory workers in the Bangluru area, central government again withdrew its February 10 notification which prevented an employee from withdrawing 100 percent of the EPF corpus before the age of 58 years.

In a third flip-flop, the government has decided to reverse its earlier decision of reducing the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund deposits for 2015-16 and instead keep it at 8.8 per cent, in line with the stand of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the EPF Organisation (EPFO).

The flip-flops by the Govt on the revised EPF withdrawal norms has emboldened the government employees for nationwide protests against 7th pay commission recommendations.

“The labour movement of the garment workers of Karnataka state is an eye-opener for all the other working class in the entire country,”said PS Prasad, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State.

“If the Central Government employees also participate in trade union action against the retrograde recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission similar to the Garment Workers of Karnataka, we too can get similar results and hope for a better wage revision and a decent wage hike”, Prasad was further quoted as saying.

Rourkela Steel Plant organizes Workshop “Roshni” for retiring employees in association with India Post

The authority of Rourkela Steel Plant is periodically organizing workshops “ Roshni” for its retiring employees to counsel them on how to invest their retirement benefits properly. In the meantime, 5 such workshops have since been organized last being on 13.04.2016.

Shri Mrutunjaya Hota, Postmaster Grade – III, Rourkela Head Post Office is always playing the key role in conducting such workshops.

In each workshop, the retiring employees of RSP are properly informed about different POSB Schemes in details. India Post is being greatly benefited in conducting such workshops since crores of amount have already been invested in different Post Offices in Rourkela by the retired employees of RSP.

Congratulations to Shri Mrutunjaya Hota, Postmaster Grade – III, Rourkela Head Post Office for his nice effort to generate revenue for the Department.

Kerala circle gets stay order on transfer of PM (IP LIne ) post to General Line.

Now The Ball Is In The Govt’s Court Let Us Be Ready For Indefinite Strike

Seventh Central Pay Commission has submitted its recommendations to Government on 19-11-2015. As most of the recommendations are retrograde and far below the expectations of the employees, the JCM National Council Staff side under the united banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) strongly protested and demanded modification of the retrograde recommendations. It further decided to organise indefinite strike and letter conveying the decision was sent to the Cabinet Secretary.
Main demands raised by NJCA are:
  1. Minimum wage of Rs.26,000/- as against 18000 recommended by CPC,
  2. Upward revision of the fitment formula and application of the same in all pay scales in the pay matrix,
  3. Retention of percentage of HRA as 30%, 20% and 10% as against 24%, 16% and 8% recommended by CPC. 
  4. Recommendation of the CPC to abolish important allowances should be rejected,
  5. Reject recommendations to discontinue all non-interest bearing advances,
  6. Reject the recommendation to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of child care leave,
  7. Reject recommendations to impose more stringent conditions on MACP scheme such as “very good” benchmark, qualifying examination, re-introduction of efficiency bar etc.
  8. Modification in the parity-in-pension and acceptance of other minimum demands of pensioners and
  9. Grant of Civil Servants Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and extending all the benefits of departmental employees to Gramin Dak Sevaks on pro-rata basis. 

There are other demands also which are equally important.

Govt. constituted an Implementation Cell in the Finance Ministry to study the recommendations and submit its proposal to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary. Empowered Committee will submit final concrete proposals to Cabinet for approval. On receipt of the letter of NJCA addresed to Cabinet Secretary regarding indefinite strike, the Implementation Cell called the JCM staff side leaders to present its view points before the cell. Accordingly the NJCA leaders met the Convenor of Implementation Cell and explained the justification of each demands in the charter of demands.

NJCA decided to give strike notice on 11th March 2016 to commence the indefinite strike from 11th April 2016. At this stage the Cabinet Secretary invited the JCM National Council staff side leaders for discussion with Empowered Committee of Secretaries on 1st March 2016. The NJCA leaders attended the discussion and once again explained the justification of all demands before the Empowered Committee. Cabinet Secretary gave a patient hearing but made no commitment on any of the demands. He finally appealed the staff side to give some more time for the Government for inter-departmental consultations and to take a final view and decision on ech demand raised by the staff side in the charter of demnds.

NJCA met and reviewed the whole situation and came to the conclusion that as the Government has appealed for some more time to take a decision, it will be appropriate on the part of the staff side to give time to the Government, so that later on Government cannot blame that NJCA went on sudden strike inspite of the appeal from the Government to give some more time. Secondly, Railways and Defence departments come under the purview of Industrial Dispute Act and as per the ID Act, if strike notice is served on 11th March 2016, strike should commence within six weeks from the date of serving notice, by which time the election in four states will not be over. Thirdly, as the Assembly elections in four states have been notified and election code of conduct has come into force, the employees of four states will find it difficult to join the strike as many of them will be drafted for election duty. Taking into consideration all the above aspects, the NJCA decided to defer the indefinite strike from April 11th to July 11th and to serve the strike notice on June 9th instead of March 11th.

Now the ball is in the Govt.’s court. Before June 9th, ie. date of serving strike notice, the Government will be getting seven month time from the date of submision of the 7th CPC report, to take a final decision on all the demands and also to come to a negotiated settlement with the staff side. Any further delay is unwarranted and unjustified and cannot be tolerated. If the Government take an adamant stand and reject the justified demands of the staff side, then we will be forced to serve notice for indefinite strike from July 11th. Government can not take the staff side for granted.

AIPEU Group-C CHQ appeals to all the constituents of NJCA to take a firm stand and not to compromise on minimum demands. Let us also pledge that we will be second to none, in organising the indefinite strike in Postal and ensure cent per cent participation of our membership at gross root level in the impending strike

DoP temporarily suspended booking of surface mail items to several foreign countries

DoP suspended booking of surface mail items to several foreign countries.

Name of those countries are given below:
  1. Breunei Darussalam 
  2. Indonesia 
  3. Kuwait 
  4. Malaysia 
  5. Myanmar 
  6. New Zealand 
  7. Philippines 
  8. Thailand 
  9. Vietnam

Finacle Training Lesson 7 [ Credits, Debits]


In the previous lesson we have learnt about the number of steps involved in completion a single transaction and the number of states for a transaction. Please read the previous lesson as it is very important in this training series.

In this lesson we will learn about some more finacle basics, like what is SOL id, what is teller id etc.

Service Outlet Id 

In finacle each post office is called as a SERVICE OUTLET. Each service outlet has a unique identification number called as Service Outlet Id. In short SERVICE OUTLET ID is called as SOL ID. I hope now you have come to know what a Sol is and what is Sol id.

SOL ID is a 8 digit number formed by joining the pin code of the post office and 2 more numbers. For example pin code number of Bangalore GPO is 560001 and its SOL id is formed by adding 00 to its pin code. So the SOL ID of Bangalore GPO is 56000100.
Similarly SOL ID of Medchal post office, whose pin code is 501401, is 50140101.
SOL Id = Pin code number+ 2 numbers like (00, 01, 02, 03 etc)
1. 600017+00=60001700
2. 500003+00=50000300
3. 500007+01=50000701
I hope you are getting my point. Sol id is nothing but post office. Sol id is the new name of a CBS post office.
  1. All accounts of a post office are linked to the Sol id
  2. All users (counter pa, supervisor, ledger clerks, etc) of a post office are linked to sol id.
  3. A user of a post office has all transactional privileges on accounts of the same Sol only
  4. Only deposits, withdrawal and passbook updating transactions of accounts of other SOLs are only to be done at your SOL.
  5. If you want to do transactions other than deposit, withdrawal or passbook updating, then you have to transfer the account to your office first by following prescribed procedures for account transfer.
  6. Transfer of accounts can be done within minutes. So if customer is ready with transfer application and KYC documents you can initiate the transfer at your end.
Note: If a user is going from one SOL to other SOL (on deputation or on rotational transfers etc), user or postmaster has to intimate to CPC about this movement. CPC people will then change the SOL id of the user as required.

One Transaction two entries.

Have you ever observed pending transactions in HFTI? If you did, then you might have observed two entries for every transaction. See in the below image.
We have blurred the numbers for security reasons

As you can see in the above image there are 2 entries for each transaction. Transaction numbers IN4**9566/1 and IN4**9566/2 correspond to the same transaction. But there are two entries, why?

In finacle for every transaction there will one CREDIT (Cr) entry and one DEBIT (Dr) entry. For every transaction we will have a clear picture of the movement of money.

Let me explain this with an example. But please note that if you do not understand this there is no problem. But please try to understand because it’s essential for all of us to know these concepts.

Example 1: - A customer has come to your counter to make a deposit of Rs.1000/- in to his SB account.

Now you will invoke CTM menu and deposit the amount in the customer account. Note down the transaction id. Now invoke HFTI menu. Enter the transaction id in Transaction ID field and click on Go. You will observe that there are two entries for the same transaction. One entry shows that Rs.1000/- is credited into the customer SB account and the other entry shows that Rs.1000/- is getting debited from your TELLER account. (In the amount column 1000 C means credit, 1000 D debit)

Example 2:- A customer has come to your counter to make a withdrawal of Rs.1000/-from his SB account.
As done in the previous example, you will invoke CTM menu and make the withdrawal transaction. Note the transaction id. Again invoke HFTI menu and enter the transaction id in Transaction ID field and click on Go. Again you will observe that there are two entries for the same transaction. One entry shows that Rs.1000/- is debited from the customer SB account and the other entry shows that Rs.1000/- is getting credited into your TELLER account.

As we can see from the above examples, there are 2 entries for each transaction. Also your Teller account is getting affected by the transactions which you are doing. It means that your teller account gets debited when you do a cash deposit transaction and your teller account gets credited when you are doing cash withdrawal transactions. It means your teller cash position will always be in DEBIT position. Whatever the available cash which the system shows is the DEBIT cash only. You can observe DR at the end in the teller cash position.
we have blurred the numbers for security reasons
The only point to remember in this entire discussion is that there are 2 entries (a debit entry and a credit entry) for each transaction. 


Apart from customer accounts, we will have some office accounts in finacle. These office accounts are used for various purposes. There are more than 500 office accounts in every office. Office accounts will also have an account number. Office account numbers will 12 digit long. Of these 12 digits first 8 digits will be the SOL ID and last 4 digits will vary for different accounts.
For example, I will show you some office accounts
  1. MIS sundry account number of Secunderabad HPO is 500003000337 ([50000300]{0337} = [SOL ID]{0337})
  2. MIS sundry account number of Bangalore GPO is 560001000337 ([56000100]{0337} = [SOL ID]{0337})
  3. MIS sundry account number of T Nagar HO is 600017000337 ([60001700]{0337} = [SOL ID]{0337})
As you can observe that in the MIS sundry account number only the SOL id is changing. Last 4 digits remain common.
  • Other office accounts are also identified in the same manner.
  • Now let’s see why office accounts are used with some examples.
Example 1:- SAS agent wants to open a 5yr TD account for Rs.100,000/-.
Counter PA will invoke the menu CMISAOP to open the 5yr TD account. After opening the account, the agent commission will be automatically CREDITED to agent's SB account.

But we know that for every transaction there are2 entries. In this transaction customers SB is getting credited. But which account is getting debited here? Here in this case one OFFICE ACCOUNT related to agent commission will get DEBITED.

So agent SB account will be credited and OFFICE account will be debited. All the agent commission which is paid in an office can be known by making an inquiry of this agent commission office account. You can use HACLINQ menu for that.

Similarly, since we give commission by deducting TDS, all this TDS amount will be credited in another Office account.

All these credit and debit transactions from office accounts will take place automatically. So you need not worry about all these. But it is essential that everyone should know what is happening inside the system.

Example 2 : An RD customer comes to your counter to make a deposit of Rs.500/- with default of Rs.5/-
Counter PA will invoke CRDP to make the deposit transaction. As you can see customer has given Rs.505/-, but customer account is credited only with Rs.500/-. Where this additional Rs.5/- will go? This addition Rs.5 will go to RD Default office account. 

Similarly if a customer is depositing 12 installments in RD. Customer will get some rebate. This rebate amount will come from RD Rebate office account.

As explained in the above examples, there are so many office accounts. Each account is used for different purposes.

So this about various office accounts in Finacle. In the next lesson we will learn about the most commonly used office accounts in the office.

Observations in the office 
1. Invoke HFTI menu and observe the credit and debit entries of all the transactions. Observe which account is getting debited and which account is getting credited for each transaction.
2. Note down the office account no of RD default.
3. Note down the office account number of agent commission and agent commission TDS.
Please make sure that you are observing the things which I tell you to do in the office. It’s essential in this learning process.

Point to remember
1. Every transaction will have 2 entries. (a debit entry and a credit entry)
2. Every office will have some office accounts. There are more than 500 office accounts in every office.
3. Different office accounts are used for different purposes.

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