Thursday, June 23, 2016

Postage stamps on 'Surya Namaskar': Are these stamps available to commoners?

On the eve of International Day of Yoga, June 20, 2016, the Indian Postal Department released a beautiful and attractive set of twelve commemorative postage stamps, six each in denominations of Rs.5 and Rs. 25, with different yoga poses of 'Surya Namaskar'. But, big question is if these stamps will ever be available to commoners mostly not going to select post offices where these may be available?

Series of commemorative stamps should be released in most commonly used denominations that too after rationalising postal-tariffs in multiples of rupees ten except in case of subsidised services like sponsored meghdoot post-cards, registered newspapers etc where tariff can be rupee one abolishing any tariffs in paises.

Ordinary mail can have a tariff of rupees ten per 50 gms or part with inland-letter cards and normal post cards largely misused for commercial purposes abolished. Surprisingly presently tariff for fast and reliable Speed Post is less than that of unreliable ordinary post at many slabs. Speed Post tariff should also be rationalised in multiples of rupees ten (inclusive of service-tax) commonly for local and non-local service at rupees 20 or 30 per 50 gms or part thereof. Stamps of definitive series in denominations of rupees ten may then not be printed ensuring commemorative stamps in this denomination to be freely available in all post-offices with print-order largely increased.

To popularise postal-services over private couriers and for enormous extra revenue-earnings, Postal Department should issue stamps with design/advertisements to be provided by sponsors by charging cost of advertisement for each printed stamp with pre-condition to purchase some minimum fixed percentage of total print-order.

Advertisers will then use their advertised stamps preferring postal-service in comparison to private courier service. It should not be some new decision because Department of Posts already prints advertisement from private parties on postal-stationery.

Miniature sheets should be priced higher than the total face-value of stamps in these to ensure these to be purely collectors' item. A representative of main opposition party should be traditionally included in the advisory body to decide on issue of new postal stamps to avoid any political bias in choosing personalities to be figured on postal-stamps.

OROP Latest Update - More delay in OROP, Government Gives Six Month Extension to Panel

One Rank One Pension – More delay in OROP – The tenure of the committee formed on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has been extended. The tenure of the committee formed on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has been extended by six months upto the middle of December this year. 

The government recently amended the gazette notification issued last year under which the committee headed by former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice (Retd) L Narasimha Reddy was scheduled to submit its report by June 14. With the extension, the implementation of OROP may take more time as the panel can submit its report by December 14, official sources said. 

The government had announced implementation of OROP on November 7, 2015 to benefit over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and war widows. The OROP mandates payment of uniform pension to the armed forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which implies that bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals. 

The other Terms of Reference of the Committee will continue which include measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of the OROP as notified by the government. 

The panel is also looking into the measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-services issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP besides implications on service matters. The Committee is examining all other matter referred to it by the central government on implementation of the OROP or related issues.

In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations, as per its Terms of Reference. The panel, if necessary, may give interim reports to the government on any of the matters related to its terms of reference.

How to verify all transactions in a single step? [Step by Step Procedure]


From the beginning of working in finacle we never encouraged anyone to use bulk verification menu. It is the best policy to verify each and every voucher, account opening and closures individually. 

But in many single hand post offices with thousands of BO transactions it is making lives of our fellow PAs miserable to do all BO transactions. So to minimize their miseries we will show you today how to verify all transactions including BO transactions in a single step.

Many of you might have already known this method. But there are still many people who do not know about this method.

Before telling you the menu, we want to warn you that please be careful about RD deposits, if you make any excess deposits in RD account we cannot modify/delete them after verification. For all other mistakes we have solutions so please be careful about RD deposits.
The menu to verify all transactions in a single step is HTV.
So invoke the menu HTV in Supervisor login and you will get a screen as shown in the below image.

In this screen just choose Part Tran Status as BOTH and click on GO.

After clicking on GO you will get a new screen as shown below with all pending verification transactions.
As you can see in the image both entered and posted state transactions are fetched for verification. Just click on SUBMIT and all those transactions will be verified at once.

Easy isn't it. But the same HTV was proved very costly for me in the counter. Twice I double posted RD deposits and I had to pay the money from my pocket. So be very careful about RD deposits.

But hopefully all of you will find great use of this menu HTV.

SB Order: 05/2016 Steps to be taken for smooth functioning of POSB operations and prevention of frauds in CBS Offices

HSG II Promotion Order issued by TN Circle ( dtd 23/06/2016 )

HSG II Promotion Order issued by TN Circle ( dtd 23/06/2016 )




7th Pay Commission – Recommendation for more Leave and Holidays

7th Pay Commission – Recommendation for more Leave and Holidays

The following paragraphs bring out, the different kinds of holidays and leave admissible, demands received (if any) and views of the 7th Pay Commission on each one of them. 

7th Pay Commission – Recommendation for more Leave and Holidays – Presently Central Government offices observe a five-day week which results in 104 holidays every year on account of weekends.

Presently Central Government offices observe a five-day week which results in 104 holidays every year on account of weekends. In addition, there are three National Holidays, fourteen Gazetted Holidays and two Restricted Holidays. Further, civilian government employees are entitled to 8 days’ Casual Leave, 20 days’ Half Pay Leave (commutable to Medical Leave) and 30 days’ Earned Leave. Besides the above, quite a few other types of leave are admissible.

The following paragraphs bring out, the different kinds of holidays and leave admissible, demands received (if any) and views of the 7th Pay Commission on each one of them. Unless otherwise stated, the existing terms and conditions regulating these holidays and leave shall remain unchanged.

Casual Leave (CL) – Casual Leave is granted to enable a government servant to attend to sudden/ unforeseen needs / tasks. Presently 8 days CL is normally granted to a Central Government employee per calendar year. The number goes up to 10 days for Industrial Workers, 20 days for Defence Officers and 30 days for Defence PBORs. Certain other categories of staff, particularly in the Railways, are granted CL ranging from 11 to 13 days in a year. Demands have been made to increase the number of CL to 15 days for Industrial Workers and 12 days for other employees. CAPFs have also sought parity with defence forces in matters of Casual Leave.

Child Adoption Leave – This leave is granted to female employees, with fewer than two surviving children on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, for a period of 135 days immediately after the date of valid adoption.

Commuted Leave – Presently, Commuted Leave not exceeding half the amount of half-pay leave due can be taken on medical certificate. A demands have been made to do away with the need for medical certificate.

Child Care Leave (CCL) – Child Care Leave (CCL) is granted to women employees for a maximum period of two years (i.e., 730 days) during their entire service for taking care of their minor children (up to eighteen years of age). There are several demands relating to CCL which include converting the same into “family care” leave, extending the facility to male parents and many representations stressing that it should be extended at least to single male parents. Suggestions have also been received that in cases where the child is differently abled, the clause stipulating that the child should be minor, should be done away with. Single mothers have highlighted their unique problems and requested the Commission for liberalising the grant of CCL. Interestingly, representations have also been made for discontinuance of the CCL, primarily on the grounds that it disrupts office working and also because it promotes gender discrimination.

Earned Leave (EL) or Leave on Average Pay (LAP) – Presently 30 days EL per annum is granted to Civilian employees and 60 days to Defence personnel. EL can be accumulated up to 300 days in addition to the number of days for which encashment has been allowed along with LTC. Suggestions have been made to increase the accumulation to 450 days, allow encashment of 50 percent of the accumulated EL after 20 years of service and delink encashment of leave from LTC.

Paternity Leave – Presently, a male employee with less than two surviving children may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days during the confinement of his wife, up to 15 days before or six months from the date of delivery of child. Paternity leave may also be granted to a government servant with less than two surviving children on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, within a period of 6 months from the date of valid adoption. There are demands to increase the period to 30 days.

Maternity Leave – Maternity leave is granted to women government employees–up to 180 days for pregnancy and 45 days in the entire service for miscarriage/abortion. Maternity leave can be combined with any other leave upto two years without medical certificate. The 7th pay Commission has received representations for enhancement of Maternity leave to 240 days with full pay and further 120 days with half pay.

It is noted that Maternity Leave was raised from 135 days to 180 days and ‘period in continuation’ raised from 1 year to 2 years by the VI CPC. No further increase is warranted. Status quo is recommended.

Special Disability Leave – It is admissible to civilian employees when disabled by injury intentionally or accidentally inflicted or caused by or in consequence of the due performance of official duties or in consequence of official position held. Full pay is admissible for the first 120 days and half pay thereafter. The leave may be combined with any other kind of leave due and admissible, provided the total period of leave does not exceed 24 months.

There are demands to remove the ceiling limit of 24 months–the duration of leave may be left to the discretion of doctor and full pay paid for the entire period.

Services representatives brief empowered panel on deviations - THE HINDU

Military representatives met the Joint Secretaries in the Empowered Committee on the 7th pay commission on Tuesday and discussed the deviations that have arisen on pay recommendations sent from the Defence Ministry.

Sources told The Hindu that this meeting of the three service representatives in the Pay Commission cells with the two JS’s was sought after a meeting requested by the service chiefs with the Cabinet Secretary did not materialise. Even this meeting was originally scheduled last week but was postponed, they added.

The officials presented the case of the armed forces on the pay commission recommendations as was done in earlier cases. However there was no firm response from the JS’s concerned.

“The Joint Secretaries expressed surprise at the services not being aware of the proposals forwarded by Defence Ministry on their behalf,” one official with knowledge of the matter said.

As reported by The Hindu on Monday, there is discontentment among the military top brass over the issue despite Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar responding positively to presentations by the three service chiefs.

The proposals include a common pay matrix for civilians and the military, grant of notional Non Functional Upgrade for the forces to restore parity with civilian counterparts, granting higher rate of the Military Service Pay (MSP) for Junior Commissioned Officers and granting the MSP for Major General’s and above.

“Nothing has changed. Governments come and go, political class do lip service but the bureaucracy prevails in undermining the status of the armed forces after every pay commission,” said a senior officer. It is high time that political class exerts its authority to not let down the morale of the country.

The committee is only looking into the issues of salaries, while the decision on allowances which has greater discrepancies will be looked at separately later.

Cabinet Approval for 7th Pay Commission Recommendation in 1st week of July 2016

Prime Minister himself will come forward to announce the Increase and changes in recommendations of 7th CPC

“It is expected the that the Prime Minister himself will come forward to announce the Increase and changes in recommendations of 7th CPC, keeping in mind of CG Employee’s dissatisfaction over recommendations of 7th CPC.”

Cabinet Approval for 7th Pay Commission Recommendation in 1st week of July 2016

Some News websites claims that the Meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries took place on 14th June and the report was submitted to Finance Ministry.

The News further stated that the Cabinet Note was being prepared by Finance Ministry and it will be sent to Union Cabinet for its approval.

The Staff Side, however, were unable to confirm this news.

But the Agencies closely associated with the Ministry told, the Report of Empowered Committee was finalized and Cabinet Approval for Implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendation will be accorded in the first week of July 2016.

The report of the Empowered Committee will be reviewed by the Union Cabinet.

Presumably the ECoS Report will just be carrying the Views Expressed by all the Stakeholders. They, in fact, may not be expected to recommend the Government to increase the Pay and Allowances. So there will not be any modifications in recommendations of 7th Pay commission in the ECOS Report.

But it is expected the that the Prime Minister himself will come forward to announce the Increase and changes in recommendations of 7th CPC, keeping in mind of CG Employee’s dissatisfaction over recommendations of 7th CPC.

Until then it is announced Publicly by the authorities concerned, all the news about 7th Pay Commission have to be considered as just Rumours.

Indefinite Strike Called by NJCA from July 11th will play a vital role to determine the fate of the 7th Pay Commission

Indefinite Strike Called by NJCA from July 11th will play a vital role to determine the fate of the 7th Pay Commission
Govt has to decide on 7th Pay Commission before Indefinite Strike
The Indefinite Strike Called by National Joint Council of Action from July 11th will play a vital role to determine the fate of the 7th Pay Commission. The amount of pressure exerted on the Government through this agitation may change the Govt Views over Pay Commission.

It is evident that the present NDA Government is not in favour of Bapus. And the Public opinion about Government Employee’s attitude and work Culture is too not in favour of CG Employees. So it is now the unity among Central Staffs and their undisputed faith over Unions, Staff Associations and Federations only will get them expected results.

At this juncture, somehow, the call for Indefinite Strike is a timely decision taken by NJCA and it is the only weapon, through which the powerless Central Staffs can intimidate the Government to do Justice for them in respect of Pay Revision and Improving Service Conditions.

That is why Federations are keep on telling the CG Staffs to be prepared for Indefinite Strike. They are, however, alarming the affiliated unions to be vigilant about the rumors about 7th Pay Commission. They informed that Social Media and Some News Agencies are publishing the false news which may deteriorate the Spirit of Govt Servants.

The Success rate of agitation Programs to be conducted by NJCA in order to prepare the Central Government Employees for Indefinite Strike will be the Pressure indicator to the Central Government to take decisions on 7th CPC issues and Pending demands prior to the Strike.

The Indefinite Strike is a well-defined and calculated move by NJCA to give the pressure to the Central Government as the Govt is reluctant to address the issues of CG Staffs and implement the 7th CPC recommendations.

It is inevitable to the Government to take decision on 7th Pay Commission before the commencement of Indefinite Strike.

Collection of SB Order 2016 with Gazette Notification

Collection of SB Order 2016 with Gazette Notification

The following orders are attached in the collection for references. The collection of SB Order 2016 cam be downloaded from the below link.

1. Letter No. 113-01/2016-SB dated 30.03.2016
SB Order No. 01/2016
Subject : Revision in Interest Rates of Small Savings schemes.

2. OM No.1/04/2016-NS.II dated 18.03.2016
Subject : Revision of interest rates for Small Savings schemes

3. Letter No. 113-01/2016-SB dated 30.03.2016
SB Order No.02/2016
Subject : Acceptance of POSB business in case Finacle CBS application is not accessible or slow to accept the transactions presented at the counter - invoking of Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

4. Letter No.116-57/2014-SB dated 08.04.2016
SB Order No.03/2016
Subject :Introduction of New Scheme SSA - circulation of revised notification regarding

5. Gazette Notification for SSA dated 18.03.2016 ( both hindi and English Version)

6. Letter No.116-15/2013-SB(CBS) Pt-II dated 25.05.2016
SB Order No.02/2016 Addendum
Subject : Acceptance of POSB business in case Finacle CBS application is not accessible or slow to accept the transactions presented at the counter - invoking of Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

7.Letter No. 61-01/2016-SB dated 21.06.2016
SB order No.04/2016
Subject: Stopping of sale of pre-printed NSC and KVP from 01.07.2016 and issue of certificates in the shape of Passbooks regarding.

Click below to download the Collection of SB Order 2016



Full details of KVP NSC Issue w.e.f 01.07.2016 in DOP Finacle

!!! Full detail of kvp nsc issue w.e.f. 01/7/2016 !!! 

1. Do you want to know how NSC and KVP will be issue after discontinuance of pre printed form ? 

From 01 JULY 2016, KVP Certificates and NSCs can be issued for any amount above Rs. 1000 for KVP and Rs.100 for NSC in one transaction, provided the certificate is issued for an amount rounded off to the nearest 1000 for KVP and nearest 100 for NSC. One transaction of one (set of) investor(s) should result in only one certificate in e-mode or one entry in the passbook on one day. So issue of certificate need not be dependent on the availability of pre-printed certificate of the appropriate denomination.

2. What will happen with denominations and prefix/suffix ?? 

  • New serial numbering of Kisan Vikas Patra 
KVP2016Q2(DoP)(PIN Code)(Registration no.) 
KVP2016 - Showing that the scheme code and Year of issue.
Q2 - showing that the quarter of Financial Year (in above case July to Sep 2016)
PIN Code - will showing that pincode of issuing post office 
Reg No- will be automatically generated by the CBS Software ( Finacle ).
  • New Serial No of NSC
5NS2016Q1(DoP)(PIN Code)(Registration no. )
5NS - Showing that the 5Year NSC and Year of issue.
Q2 - showing that the quarter of Financial Year (in above case July to Sep 2016)
PIN Code - will showing that pincode of issuing post office 
Reg No- will be automatically generated by the CBS Software ( Finacle ).

Thanks to Ashutosh Kumar Kaushal

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New Pension Scheme: Guidelines for processing of Family Pension Cases

PENSION FUND REGULATORY
AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
Qutab Institutional Area, Katwaria Sarai
New Delhi~110016
F. No. PFRDA/24/Exit/1
May 26, 2016
Shri Amit Sinha
Executive Vice President,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
1st Floor, Times Tower.
Kamla Mills Compound,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400013
Subject: Guidelines for processing of Family Pension Cases.
DearMr Sinha,

This has with reference to regulation 6(e) of the PFRDA (Exit and Withdrawals under NPS) Regulation 2015 relating to family pension and transfer of corpus from subscribers NPS account to government nodal office, if the subscriber or the family members of the deceased subscriber avails the benefit of family pension.

The Authority after examining the issue has finalized the policy with respect to transfer of accumulated pension wealth of the subscribers to government and where the subscribers family has availed the additional relief given by the government in the family of family pension Accordingly, the guidelines for processing of such claims are being enclosed herewith for your guidance and implementation of the same.

Therefore, you are advised to intimate to all the accounting formations under the central government, state governments (excluding the states which have clarified that they do not provide the benefit including Punjab & Sikkim) and autonomous bodies falling under theirjurisdiction about the policy guidelines and also the process to be followed

The same shall be made part of the online exit module. In case if you want any clarifications on the matter. you may write back to us

Yours sincerely,
(Venkateswarlu Peri)
General Manager
Enclosure: a/a
CC:
Shri Kamal Chaudary
Chief Executive Officer,
National Pension System Trust,
3'd Floor, Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 3100 016

Guidelines for processing of Family Pension cases
Online processing of Withdrawal request in case family pension is provided by the Nodal Office to the claimant(s)/subscriber(s)

  1. The family member(s)/subscriber(s) who is/are availing Family Pension from will submit the No objection certificate (Annexure-II) to the concerned Nodal Office.
  2. Nodal Office will authenticate the Annexure II.
  3. Nodal Office shall fill in the declaration form Annexure I & provide necessary authentications.
  4. Nodal Office (first User) will login into CRA system to select the option that the family pension is being/ has been granted to the family members of the deceased subscriber or to the subscriber.
  5. Nodal office will enter the details of family member(s)/subscriber(s) into the CRA system to whom the family pension is being given (as mentioned under Annexure II).
  6. A new field - Nodal Office bank detail will be enabled. Nodal Office will provide its bank details as per Nodal Office Declaration form (Annexure I).
  7. Nodal Office (first User) will submit post entering the complete details.
  8. Nodal Office (second User) will authenticate and authorise the said request. Claim ID will get generated on successful submission of Withdrawal request.
  9. Nodal Office will print the online form dispatch the same along with duly filled attested both the Annexures - I and II to CRA.
  10. On receipt of documents, CRA will initiate the withdrawal request in the CRA system.
  11. The accumulated pension wealth, of the particular deceased subscriber or the subscriber (in case of disability) for whom the withdrawal request is raised, will be transferred to the Nodal Office bank account as per the settlement cycle.

BSNL Recruitment for 2700 Junior Engineer (JE) (erstwhile TTA) Posts 2016



Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has published a Advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2016. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Posts : Junior Engineer (JE) (erstwhile TTA)

Total No. of Posts : 2700 Posts
Gujarat: 206 (OC-105, OBC-56, SC-14, ST-31, PWD-06)

Educational Qualification : Three years Engineering Diploma/B. Tech/B.E. in any of the following disciplines:-
1. Telecommunications
2. Electronic
3. Electrical
4. Radio
5. Computer
6. Instrumentation
7. Information Technology
From a Central Govt./State Govt. recognized Institution Or B. Sc. (Electronics) /B. Sc. (Computer Science) Or M. Sc. (Electronics) From a recognized University incorporated by the Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.

Age Limit : Candidate shall not be below 18 years and not exceed 30 years as on the last date of receipt of Online applications from the candidates (as on 10th August, 2016).

Scale of Pay:- 
The Junior Engineer (JE) (erstwhile TTA,) shall be appointed in the IDA pay scale Non­ Executive-9  [NE-9] of  '13,600  - 25,420/- with annual increment @ 3% of basic pay plus IDA, HRA, Perks, Medical Benefits, etc. admissible as per BSNL Company rules.

Selection Process : Candidates will be selected based on competitive exam.


Paper

Subjects
Number of
Questions

Marks

Duration
Part- I
General Ability Test
20
20

3 hours
10.00 A.M. to 1.00
P.M.
Part- II
Basic Engineering
90
90
Part-Ill
Specialization
90
90
Total
200
200
Fee:- The prescribed examination fee Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) for OC/OBC candidates and Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) for SC/ST candidates shall be paid through online mode i.e. Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card only.

How to Apply : Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.
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Important Dates :

Starting Date of Online Application : 10-07-2016
Last Date to Apply Online : 10-08-2016
Admit card available from: 3rd week of September, 2016
Online exam date: 29-09-2016

7th CPC latest : Demand of minimum wage of Rs 26000/- & fitment formula of 3.71

Comrades,
                
                  The empowered committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary had discussion from past five  months on the charter of demands raised by the staff side,  The finance ministry is working out the financial implications arising out of the improved  recommendations of the 7th CPC especially on the minimum wage and fitment formula being improved, granting two  increment on promotion and having annual increment on 1st Jan and 1st July instead of just on 1stJuly.  This will benefit a lot of persons on promotion. The other aspect is considering grant of advances, which the 7th CPC has recommended for abolition.

        The formal announcement by the of the 7th CPC acceptance is likely to be made by the Government just before the 11th July strike by the CG employees indicating the actual minimum wage and fitment formula.

     The cabinet Secretary will present the view of the empowered committee of Secretaries before the Union Cabinet meeting based upon the principle adopted in actual calculation of the minimum wage and fitment formula. The 7th CPC had adopted the Dr Aykroyd formula   minimum wage is calculated on the basis of the 15th ILC norms. But erred in many aspects for example the average of   prices of last 12 months was taken, The housing weight age , education weight age etc  . The prices of essential items are rising from past many years, even in last six months the retail inflation is rising above 5.4%.

 Secondly the prices quoted by the  GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LABOUR BUREAU CLEREMONV, SHIMLAHttp://Labourbureaunew.Gov.In/ ,  the Director of Economic & statics , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi & the retail market prices are varying .

If we calculate the minimum wage based upon the  LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LABOUR BUREAU taking prices as on 1stJuly 2015 the minimum wage works out to Rs 21,000 / and fitment formula works to 3.00. This will result in 34% wage hike without allowances.  

If we calculate the minimum wage based upon the  Director of Economic & statics , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi  taking prices as on 1st July 2015 the minimum wage works out to Rs 23,000 / and fitment formula works to 3.30. This will result in 50% wage hike without allowances.  


If we calculate the minimum wage based upon the retail market  taking prices as on 1st July 2015 the minimum wage works out to Rs 28,000 / and fitment formula works to 4.00. This will result in 70% wage hike without allowances.  


          The most important demand is that of the CG employees is the minimum wage and fitment formula. 

 The Staff side had demand of minimum wage of Rs 26000/- & fitment formula of 3.71. Against this the 7th CPC had recommended minimum wage of Rs 18000/- & fitment formula of 2.57. The 7th CPC recommendations has provided only at 14% wage hike at Group “C” level it is only ranging from Rs 2240/- to  Rs  3500/- increase per month, and at Group “B” level ranging from Rs 4000/- to   Rs 6500/- increase per month. After deductions & income tax the net increase will be just from Rs 500/- to Rs 3000/- only.

 This increase is lowest by any pay commission, hence vast changes are required as the prices of essential commodities have gone up and also the inflation rate has gone up.   


Comrades it is the time to struggle, we should educate the members and prepare for struggle, so that we should get at least 50 % wage hike without allowances, as allowances are not taken into pension benefit.

Only struggle will get us benefit. Please don’t believe on rumours. Now it is now or never. 

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)

General Secretary
karnatakacoc

एनजेसीए बृहत् संसद जुलूस इसे एक शानदार सफलता बनाएं - कन्फेडेरेशन

7 वें वेतन आयोग की खबरें - NCJA 11/07/2016 से अनिश्चितकालीन हड़ताल करने का आह्वान किया - NJCA 24/06/2016 पर एक बड़े पैमाने संसद मार्च के लिए योजना बना रही है - बड़ी संख्या में भागीदारी का अनुरोध 11 जुलाई, 2016 से अनिश्चितकालीन धरना 24 जून 2016 को एनजेसीए बृहत् संसद जुलूस इसे एक शानदार सफलता बनाएं सभी संबद्ध व्यक्तियों एवं C-O-Cs अनुरोध किया जाता है कि अधिकतम भागीदारी सुनिश्चित करें विशेष रूप से दिल्ली एवं निकटतम राज्यों से। एम. कृष्णन महा सचिव कन्फेडेरेशन 
Source: confederationhq

Finacle Training Lesson 18 - SB & PPF A/c Closures

Finacle Training Lesson 18 

Previous Lesson: FinacleTraining Lesson 17

Recap :

In the previous lesson we have learnt about how to close RD accounts and the various scenarios in RD account closure. In today's lesson we will see how to close SB and PPF accounts. In the next lesson we will see how to discharge certificates and conclude the closing of accounts. Closure of NSS 87/92 etc other discontinued schemes we will see at the end of all the training lessons that too if necessary.

SB Account Closure:

SB account closure is very easy but there are some conditions to be fulfilled for the account to properly closed in finacle. Most of the times finacle throws errors while closing SB accounts. So we generally recommend to avoid SB account closures. Convince the customer to maintain the account with a minimum balance of Rs.50/-. Most of the customers will agree. But there will be some customers who will directly call CPMGs or even MoC&IT himself. For those customers follow the below steps.

The menu for SB account closure is HCAAC. Invoke the menu HCAAC and the following screen will appear.

In this screen as usual choose function as Close and enter a/c id. Then choose transaction type as Cash for cash payments or Transfer for payments by RBI cheques.

Then click on Go or press F4. Now a new screen will appear as follows. See the image below.

As you can see in the image two tabs will appear on screen. A/c information tab and Closure tab.

In the a/c information tab make sure that A/c status is Active. If A/c status is silent, closure will fail. Also the account should not be frozen and there should not be any linked accounts to this SB account. Otherwise the closure will fail. 

In our book PINEAPPLE we have clearly discussed all the cases of SB account closure failure conditions. Make sure you are following our book.

If everything is fine in A/c information tab click on Closure tab. The following screen will appear. See the image.

In the closure tab just enter the closure reason code (by clicking the searcher beside it). In most of the case closure reason code will be NORML - normal closure only. Other cases may be DTCLM- death claim.

That's all click on Submit. Verify using the same menu HCAAC in supervisor login.

Now let us see how PPF accounts are closed.

PPF Account Closure:

PPF account closure is same as SB account closure. Same menu, screens and conditions. Fortunately cases where PPF account closure will fail are very less.

I therefore leave PPF account closure topic as practice for you.

So that's it for today's lesson. See you again in the next lesson. In the next lesson we will discuss about certificate discharge.