Friday, May 13, 2016

Our Postal Staff Achieved in UPSC / Civil Services Examination 2015

Sri. B. Prakash ( B 0135573 ) working as Postal Assistant at Tallakulam HO under Madurai Division, TN Circle. In this recently declared results of UPSC CSE 2015. He has secured 906th rank in all India level.

Additional charge of the Post of Secretary, Chairperson, Postal Services Board (PSB) and Director General, Postal Services

Revision of time limit for drawal of advance for the purpose of LTC journey by train


Since, the Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 1st April 2015, the time-limit for drawal of LTC advance by the Government servants may be increased from 65 days (i.e. 2 months & 5 days) to 125 days (i.e. 4 months and 5 days) in case of journey by train.

Clarification regarding Prefix and Suffix of SPCOD/ Speed Post article

The below mentioned prefixed and suffixed Speed Post Article was received from foreign mail and the same was not able to invoice in Speed Net Module. In Connection to the above issue, clarification has been received from the CEPT Mysore and assured that it will be incorporated in the next release.
Article Received from Foreign Post :EZ000000000US

Clarification : 

  1. SP COD article number will have 'AC' and 'EZ' (except 'EZ785' series') as prefix and 'IN' as suffix. As such, the referred articles is not a SP COD article. 
  2. Issue of not allowing the article to invoice under Beat has been taken to note and will be addressed in the next version.

Disposal of pending SPCOD article in Speed Net MIS

Update the Status of pending SPCOD Articles in Speed Net Divisional Login

  • Pending Speed Post COD articles can be cleared by using divisional login in Speed Net Site.
  • The login URL for SpeedNet MIS site  are as under
(https://services.ptcmysore.gov.in/speednet/default.aspx)

  • Login using divisional credentials which already communicated through proper channel. The login password may be 
User Name : do_<divisionname>
Password: do_<divisionname>

IPS Web Login for Updation of articles

IPS Web Login is not enabled currently for updating the status of international article
IPS web is not in use now. You can update delivery info of international articles in Speed net and Postman applications . This data will be automatically transmitted to IPS servers. 

Web-based Pensioners Portal, a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

Web-based Pensioners Portal, a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)- Activities undertaken during 2015-2016- Formulation of Annual work Plan 2016-17 - release of Grants-in-aid for 2016-17.
O.M No. 55/12/2016-PPW(C) dated 10/05/2016
Download / View the Original Order Copy by click on the below link

Joint Declaration Form for Reimbursement of LTC, MRC & CEA

To avail LTC / MRC facility from the Spouse's office, Joint Declaration in quadruplicate has to be submitted.

It is an important form when both Husband & Wife are Government Servants and working in different Departments.

To download the Form Click Here Joint Declaration Form

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988-Admissibility of catering charges in respect of rail journey performed on LTC.- Clarification reg.

No. 31011/11/2015-Estt (A.IV) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: May 12, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988-Admissibility of catering charges in respect of rail journey performed on LTC.- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that several references are received in this Department from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarification regarding the admissibility of catering charges charged by the Indian Railways in respect of the rail journey(s) performed by Rajdhani/Shatabdi on LTC.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that if the Government servant has to compulsorily avail the catering facility and the cost is included in the rail fare for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, the fare charged shall be reimbursable in full as per the entitlement/eligibility of the Government servant.

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

Government assures modernisation of postal services

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The faceless postman -- once portrayed poetically by Rabindranath Tagore -- and the need to revamp the postal services in the country figured prominently during question hour in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Answering supplementary questions from members, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who holds charge of the department of posts, said efforts are on "to make use of the vast network of postal platform all over the country for better growth and financial inclusion".

He said at the directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , the government is working hard to reinforce the infrastructure, connectivity and modernisation programme of the postal services and substantial progress has been made since 2014.

"Nearly 21,000-plus branches (of post offices) have been given core banking solution in only two years. It was only 230 in 2014. I am not saying that everything has been done," he said, adding that his ministry will also give "hand-held device to all postmen across India by March 2017".

Raising supplementaries, Trinamool Congress member Pratima Mondal recalled Nobel laureate Tagore's famous short story where the chief protagonist is a postman and also the film of maestro Satyajit Ray.

"We have noticed the importance of post office in village life. At the same time we have noticed the indescribable condition of rural post offices. We are in 2016, but no remarkable development has taken place in the infrastructure of post offices," she said.

Congress member Jyotiraditya Scindia recalled how during the previous UPA regime steps were taken to provide allowances to postmen for maintaining their shoes, dress, etc.

Prasad said during his visits to the rural areas, he discovered that even though writing of letters has decreased due to advancement of technology, the growth of e-commerce has again reinforced the importance of delivery men employed by the private companies.

Prasad said computerisation of post office branches in villages and small towns has enhanced the prestige of postal staff.

Bharatiya Janata Party member S.S. Ahluwalia asked the telecom minister to initiate action against a television commercial that shows postmen showing respect to the rich and hurling insults at the poor.

Prasad said he has seen the advertisement and would bring it to the notice of Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley as television advertisements come under the domain of the I&B ministry.

IANS

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet likely to approve salary hike by June-end

New Delhi: Come July and the central government employees might see a hefty rise in their salary owing to implementation of the recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission.

As per news report Finance Ministry is all set to seek cabinet nod for implementation of the pay commission’s recommendation by June-end.

Furthermore, the secretaries group is ready with its review on 7th Pay Commission. But it will submit its report once the elections get over.

It may be recalled that the government had set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Reports say that the secretaries group has recommended between Rs 2,70,000 and Rs 21,000 hike for the higher and the lower level. This is twenty thousand more in the upper limit prescribed by the 7th CPC and three thousand more in the lower level set by the commission.

Delay in Refixation of Pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of qualifying service – regarding

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-Pension/2016 Dated 12.5.2016

To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Delay in Refixation of Pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of qualifying service – regarding.

Ref: Department of Pension & PW OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) Dated 6.4.2016.

Sir,
This is to bring to your kind notice that despite the issuance of orders by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare cited under reference for the grant of full pension instead of prorata pension for those Pre-2006 pensioners, no action seems to have been initiated by the Postal Authorities for re-fixing the pension to such pensioners so far. It is learnt that in the absence of endorsement of the orders of the DoP&PW by the Postal Directorate is cited as the reason for not initiating any action on the matter by the Postal Audit Authorities.

This is also worth mentioning here that some important orders of the Pension Ministry are not immediately endorsed by the Postal Directorate in the past also. To cite an example, the orders of FMA Revision from 300/- to 500/- was inordinately delayed by the Postal Directorate. Now the present orders on grant of full pension to Pre-2006 is also not endorsed in time by the Postal Directorate. This type of avoidable delay on the part of the Postal Directorate is causing much strain on the Postal Pensioners as they are forced to wait longer to get justice, despite orders by the Government of India.

We therefore urge upon you to kindly intervene to cause to issue the endorsement orders immediately with instructions for grant of revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 suo-moto without any need for personal representations from the pensioners. Such a move will give benefits to thousands of eligible Pre-2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service.

An early action is highly solicited. Yours faithfully,

(R.N. Parashar)

Precautions to be taken to prevent frauds after implementation of CBS

Precautions to be taken to prevent frauds after implementation of CBS

Bye Election in 16/05/2016 – Grant of Paid holiday

Bye Election in 16/05/2016 – Grant of Paid holiday

F.No.12/3/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 12th May, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye Election to fill the clear vacancies in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana – Grant of Paid Holiday –regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the Bye Election to Bye Election to fill the clear vacancies in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana – Grant of Paid Holiday – to be held on 16th May, 2016, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/ 14/99-JCA dated 10th October 2001, which would have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

(i) The relevant offices / organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where Bye Election to the State Legislative Assemblies scheduled to be conducted.

(ii) In connection with bye-elections to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/ Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/ bye-election.

2. The employees detailed on election duty may also be permitted to remain away from their normal duties on polling day(s) as also on the days required for performing journeys which might be undertaken in order to perform such election duty

3. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4. This issue with the approval of Secretary (P).
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H

Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H


F. No. DGIT(S)/ADG(S)-2/TDS e-filing Notification/110/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax (Systems)
Notification No 7/2016
New Delhi, 4th May, 2016

Procedure for submission of declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax in Form 15G/15H under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (1A) of section 197A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 290 of Income-tax Rules, 1962

As per sub-rule (1) of rule 290 (Declaration by person claiming receipt of certain incomes without deduction of tax) of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereunder referred as the Rules) a declaration under sub-section (1) or under sub-section (1A) of section 197A shall be in Form No. 15G and declaration under sub-section (1C) of section 197A shall be in Form No. 15H. 

2. As per sub-rule (3) of rule 290, the person responsible for paying any income of the nature referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (1A) or sub-section (1C) of section 197A, shall allot a unique identification number to each declaration received by him in Form No.15G and Form No.15H respectively during every quarter of the financial year in accordance with the procedures, formats and standards specified by the Principal Director-General of Income-tax (Systems) under sub-rule (7) of rule 29C.

3. As per sub-rule (4) of rule 29C, the person referred to in sub-rule (3) herein shall furnish the particulars of declaration received by him during any quarter of the financial year along with the unique identification number allotted by him under sub-rule (3) in the statement of deduction of tax of the said quarter in accordance with the provisions of clause (vii) of sub-rule (4) of rule 31A. As per sub-rule (7) of rule 29C, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats and standards for the purposes of furnishing and verification of the declaration, allotment of unique identification number and furnishing or making available the declaration to the income tax authority and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration in relation to the furnishing of the particulars of declaration in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (4) of rule 29C.

4. In exercise of the powers delegated by Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘Board’) under sub-rule (7) of rule 29C of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) hereby lays down the following procedures: 

a. Registration: The deductor/collector is required to register by logging in to the e-filing website (https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/) of the Income Tax Department. To file the “Statement of Form 15G/15H”, deductor should hold a valid TAN. Following path is to be used for the registration process:
Register yourself- >Tax Deductor & Collector
b. Preparation: The prescribed schema for Form 15G/15H and utility to prepare XML file can be downloaded from the e-filing website home page under forms (other than ITR) tab. The Form 15G/15H utility can be used to prepare the xml zip file. The declaration is required to be submitted using a Digital Signature Certificate. The signature file for the zipped file can be generated using the DSC Management Utility (available under Downloads in the e-Filing website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/)

c. Submission: The designated person is required to login to the e-filing website using TAN and go to e-File -> Upload Form 15G/15H. The designated person is required to upload the “Zip” file along with the signature file (generated as explained in para (b) above). Once uploaded, the status of the statement shall be shown as “Uploaded”. The uploaded file shall be processed and validated at the e-filing portal (list of validations are given in the user manual). Upon validation, the status shall be either “Accepted” or “Rejected which will reflect within 24 hours from the time of upload. The status of uploaded file will be visible at My account -> View Form 15G/15H. In case the submitted file is “Rejected”, the reason for rejection shall be displayed and the corrected statement can be uploaded again.

(Gopal Mukherjee)
Pr. DGIT (Systems), CBDT

Source: https://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/156201655617.pdf