Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Adhoc Promotion in PSS Group B in WB Circle

Need of review of the provisions of DG circular 4 for attotment of PS Gr. B officers

No. CHQ/AIAIPSP/Misc-APS/2016                              Dated: 19/07/2016

Shri S. K. Sinha,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject: Regarding allotment of PS Group B officers (APS personnel) to other circle.

Respected Sir,

IP/ASP Association wishes to bring to your kind notice that in accordance with DG Circular No.4, Army Postal Services is manned by 75% of staff recruited from the department of Posts on deputation. The period of deputation varies from 18 months to so long as services are required. These officials are recruited to APS from different Postal Division of the Circle. Their career progression is either through selection process/seniority basis or through competing in limited departmental examination against notified posts by that particular Circle. It is worth mentioning that IPs can seek transfer under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol IV while transfer is not allowed in the cadre of ASP, as this would create disparity in that circle.

Recently, a trend has started where the official who were on deputation to APS from one circle has submitted their willingness for allotment to other circle keeping in view their personal interests and taking benefit of DG Circular 4, whereas the intending Circle is neither their parent circle nor had they sought transfer under Rule 38 while remaining in IP/ASP cadre. Directorate has escaped their attention while allowing such allotments.

For instance, two officers of PS Group B cadre (parent circle Himachal Pradesh) were allotted to Punjab Circle without keeping in consideration that two PS Group B cadre officials of Punjab Circle already working in Haryana Circle are awaiting their repatriation to Punjab Circle. This has also adversely affected the interest of IP/ASPs of Punjab Circle, who are in line of consideration of promotion in near future.

This Association earnestly request your good office to examine and review the provisions of DG Circular 4 so that no one can be adversely affected for the sake of others.

Hoping for positive action and line in reply.
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Centre Plans To Bar Its Officials From Making Any Criticism Of Govt On Social Media

New Delhi: The Centre plans to amend the CCS (Conduct) Rules for baring its officials from making any criticism of government on social media, television and any other communication application.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh
Right now, the conduct rules do bar government officials from criticizing the government on a radio broadcast, communication over any public media, in any document, in any communication to the press or in any public utterance.

However, to make the rules specific to social media given presence of many officials on the same, a note is now proposed to be added to the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968 saying: “The member of service shall also not make any such statement on television, social media or any other communication application. The word ‘Document’ may also include a caricature.”

This implies that any criticism of the government or its policies on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook or on social networking groups like WhatsApp or through the officer drawing out a caricature will also attract disciplinary action under the Conduct Rules. The step comes after a committee constituted to review All India Service Rules has proposed certain amendments to the Conduct Rules.

Under the rules, a statement by an official is considered critical of the government if it has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the Central Government or a State Government, which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and any State Government or which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and the Government of any Foreign State. All such statements by officials will not stand barred on social media.

In the context of social media, the government however wants to introduce a provision allowing government officials to participate in any public media including social media websites without the prior sanction of the government if the same is required by the officer as part of bonafide discharge of his duties. Many officials have joined Twitter and Facebook to communicate government decisions and the provision seems to be aimed at the same.

The government also plans to tweak an existing rule and plans to specify that government officials can take part in “simple and inexpensive entertainment events arranged by public bodies or institutions”.

In another tweak to the conduct rules, the government plans to introduce a provision whereby the official will be required to intimate the government of the purchase of an asset like automobiles or household equipment only if its value exceeds two months of his basic pay.

Inputs with ET


1. What are the orders against which appeal lies? 

A Government servant may prefer an appeal against the following:-
  1. An order of suspension made or deemed to have been made.
  2. An order imposing any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 whether made by the Disciplinary Authority or by any appellate or revising authority.
  3. Any order which denies or varies to his disadvantage his pay, allowances, pension or other conditions of service as regulated by the rules.
  4. Any order reducing or withholding pension, gratuity etc.
  5. Any order regarding regularization of period of suspension or deemed suspension and pay and allowances for the period.

2. Is there any provision to withdraw the appeal or petition already made?

The question of whether an appeal or a petition after it has been submitted should be allowed to be withdrawn or not is within the discretion of the authority to which the appeal or petition has been addressed. The discretion in the matter rests entirely with the competent authority.

3. What is the period of limitation of appeals?

No appeal shall be entertained unless such appeal is preferred within a period of 45 days from the date on which a copy of the order appealed against is delivered to the appellant.

The appellate authority may entertain the appeal after the expiry of the said period, if it is satisfied that the appellant had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal in times.

4. To whom appeal is to be preferred in case of a disciplinary order against an office bearer of an association or union in respect of activities as office bearer?

Such appeals may be preferred to the President.

5. What is form and contents of an appeal?

  1. Every person preferring an appeal shall do so separately and in his own name.
  2. The appeal shall be presented to the authority to whom the appeal lies, with a copy being forwarded by the appellant to the authority which made the order appealed against.
  3. It shall contain all material statements and arguments on which the appellant relies upon, shall not contain any disrespectful or improper language and shall be complete in itself.
  4. On receipt of a copy of the appeal , the authority which made the order appealed against shall forward the same with its comments thereon together with the relevant records to the appellate authority without any avoidable delay and without waiting for any direction from the appellate authority.

Speednet v4.4.1 Bag closing error and Solution for it

While closing sp bag in Speednet 4.4 update 1, you may faced a error " Unable to load the configuration file".


  1. Log in as Supervisor and input Folder path details in environment menu available under Master menu.
  2. Once you have to update the SpeedNet package with 'SpeedOne Updater' available in SpeedNet 4.4. Update 1.
  3. Now you can close SP bags without the mentioned error.
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India Post seeks services of students, unemployed for delivering goods

With online orders piling up, India Post is hiring students and the jobless to deliver goods, S.K. Sinha, secretary at the department of post, said on Thursday.

The department recently issued orders under which it can hire third-party persons, such as unemployed people and students, to pick up and deliver articles from post offices, with a 12% commission for every delivery.

“If you pick up about 10 orders of about 1 kg, you can earn Rs100-250 per day,” said Sinha, adding that the programme will also help generate employment. There’s an upper limit for how much commission you can earn.

The outsourcing will augment its parcel service and bring it at par with other private parcel services that offer to pick up orders from the customer’s location.

The postal department’s revenue from COD (cash on delivery) consignments from e-commerce majors surged to Rs.1,300 crore in the year ending March 2016, up from Rs.500 crore in 2014-15, and just Rs.100 crore in 2013-14.

E-commerce firms availing India Post’s services include all the major online portals such as Amazon India, Flipkart as well as Snapdeal.

The requirements to register for the program is an identification proof and reference from two prominent person known to the post office, after which the third party will be given a licence to deliver and pick up articles.

With e-commerce and financial services expected to take off, the department is expecting earnings from these services to help break even in the next 6-7 years.

India Post recorded a deficit of about Rs.6,000 crore for fiscal year 2015, a 14.4% increase from a year earlier.

The department is also looking at revenue from its online service, e-post office, which sells philately products as well as the newly launched bottled Gangajal, water from the river Ganga.

There is strong demand for Gangajal with almost all the stock sold out, added Sinha.

India Post has sold at least 4,000 bottles of Gangajal, considered holy by Hindus, from its post offices and online and has witnessed strong demand from southern states such as Tamil Nadu.

“While India Post doesn’t generate any profit from the Gangajal program, it does create a lot of goodwill for the department, which in turn can help attract users for its speed post and banking services,” Sinha said.

Source : Live Mint

CCS Rules, 1965 – Advice of the UPSC to be communicated to the delinquent Government servant – when a penalty is set aside-clarification

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – Advice of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to be communicated to the delinquent Government servant — when a penalty is set aside-clarification


No.11012/05/2015-Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated : 14th July, 2016


Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – Advice of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to be communicated to the delinquent Government servant — when a penalty is set aside-clarification

Undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel and Training OM No. F. No. 11012/8/2011-Estt.(A) dated the 19 th November, 2014 on the above subject and to say that Hon’ble Supreme Court had in Union Of India & Ors vs S.KKapoor, 2011 (4) SCC 589 decided that where the report of the Union Public Service Commission is relied upon by the Disciplinary Authority, then a copy of the same must be supplied in advance to the concerned employee.

3. Representations received from Government servants asainst penalty in such cases may be dealt with in the following manner. Cases decided before the date of this judgement, i.e., 16th March, 2011 need not be reopened. In cases decided after 16th March, 2011, where a penalty was imposed after relying upon the advice of UPSC, but where a copy of such advice was not given to the Charged Officer before the decision, the penalty may be set aside and inquiry taken up from the stage of supply of copy of the advice of UPSC.

4. In cases where a penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement has been imposed, the Charged Officer, if he has not reached the age of superannuation, shall be deemed to be under suspension from the date of original penalty as per rule 10(4) of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

5. Cases where the Government servant has retired shall be dealt with as per rule 69 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. In the cases of any other penalties, only the penalty will be set aside, but no consequential benefits like arrears of pay shall be allowed. This will be decided by the Competent Authority after conclusion of the further inquiry. Similarly, in a case where a penalty of recovery has been imposed, if the recovery is being made in
installments, the recovery shall be suspended pending finalisation of the further inquiry. No refund of the recovery already effected will be made. Whether the money already recovered has to be refunded will depend on the decision of the Disciplinary Authority. Where a penalty of withholding of increments has been imposed, if a withheld increment has become due, the same may be released. There is no question of release of any arrears
till finalisation of the proceedings.

6. Hindi Version follows.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

Rs 100 crore released towards Government of India co-contribution in Atal Pension Yojana

Rs 100 crore released towards Government of India co-contribution in Atal Pension Yojana
Atal Pension Yojana is being implemented through the APY Service Providers comprising of Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks, Cooperative Banks and Department of Post both in urban and rural areas across the country. The total number of subscribers registered under APY as on 30th June 2016 has crossed 30 lakh and every day nearly 5000 new subscribers are added.
The scheme provides for a co-contribution from Government of India for those who have registered before 31/3/2016 with an amount of 50% of the subscribers contribution up-to a maximum of Rs. 1000/- and these subscribers will be eligible for co-contribution for a period of 5 years from 2015-16 to 2019-20. Only those subscribers who are not income tax payers and not part of any other social security schemes are eligible for Government of India co-contribution. Keeping in view the above, Government of India through PFRDA has released co-contribution for the FY 2015-16 for 16.96 lakh eligible subscribers amounting to Rs. 99.57 crores. The Subscribers who have any pending contributions in their APY account till March 2016 won’t be paid with co-contribution. They have been advised by PFRDA to regularize their APY account so as to get Government of India co-contribution in the month of September. Government of India co-contribution is payable only when accounts are regular and the admissible Government of India co-contribution is paid into the Savings Bank account of the Subscribers.
Atal Pension Yojana, provides minimum guaranteed pension ranging between Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 5000/- per month for the subscriber from the age of 60 years. The Same amount of pension is paid to the spouse in case of subscriber’s demise. After the demise of both i.e. Subscriber & Spouse, the nominee would be paid the pension corpus. There is also option for Spouse to continue to contribute in APY account of subscriber for balance period, on premature death of subscriber before 60 years, so that pension can be availed by Spouse. Also, if the actual returns on the pension contributions during the accumulation phase is higher than the assumed returns for the minimum guaranteed pension, such excess returns are passed on to the subscriber, resulting in enhanced scheme benefits.

7th Pay Commission ready reckoner for Pay Band I

7th Pay Commission ready reckoner for Pay Band II

ePayment Execution error - wrong local header signature: 0x0

while executing the epayment, it closed suddenly.The error logs and screenshots are sent attached for kind reference and solution
 If lot of files are pending in RXD folder of ePayment client installation path, then please do the following carefully. 
  1. Stop the ePayment client application if running. 
  2. Open the RXD folder in ePayment client installation path. 
  3. Select details option in View menu on the top of explorer.(View->details). All files will be shown with file type and date modified. 
  4. Sort the files by modified date(Click on date modified column once or twice). 
  5. Select and cut the oldest zip file(single file) and copy into to seperate folder on desktop.( this file might be corrupted). 
  6. Start the ePayment client application. 
  7. Check the ePayment after 10-15 minutes. 

Seventh pay commission: A damp squib?

Seventh pay commission: A damp squib?

As the NDA government, aims for a double-digit growth trajectory of the Indian economy, a pay hike to almost one crore government employees and pensioners can come handy, as it will push demand. The 7th central pay commission (CPC), submitted its report earlier this year, and finance minister Arun Jaitley welcomed it, terming it ‘historic’. The cabinet accepted the recommendations last month. However, employees are not happy, and have announced plans for a protest strike. 

The recommendations by the justice Ashok Kumar Mathur commission for providing a hike of an average 16 percent increase in pay, 63 percent in allowances and 24 percent increase in pension have failed to create excitement. 

Officers at higher levels getting better increments are worried about the rising inflation. Moreover, they feel their salaries are not at par with those in the private sector. Meanwhile, the low-rung employees and middle-level officers are unhappy with the wages. 

Therefore, soon after the release of the pay commission report, employee unions threatened to go on a nation-wide strike on July 11. Questions have been raised on the calculation of the minimum wage, which as per the latest CPC is Rs 18,000 per month as compared to Rs 7,000 earlier. Almost 33 lakh employees have demanded the minimum wage be increased to Rs 26,000. Undoubtedly, the hike is the lowest in the seven decades.

The strike, though, has been deferred for four months after home minister Rajnath Singh assured them of constituting a high-level committee to look into the demands. A sense of resentment, however, looms over the central government employees, especially among the lower rung. 

Jaitley though maintains that the government employees’ salary is higher than the private sector after implementation of the 7th CPC. 

“We have semi-skilled workers while private sectors have unskilled labour. Trying to establish the co-relation between the two is not required,” says KKN Kutty, president, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. 

“A grade four employee working in a government job hasn’t received enough raise. To their current salary a mere amount of Rs 2,500-3,000 will be added,” says Kutty, who works in the income tax department.

“The calculation of the wages is determined on the basis of the price of 14 commodities, primarily including food items like grains and pulses. In the 7th CPC the price of those commodities has been taken lower than the actual market price. 

“The raise is not as it should be,” says Kutty, citing it as a reason for resentment.

A pay commission comes after every 10 years. During their representations before the 7th CPC, Kutty and other central government employees suggested merging dearness allowance (DA) with basic pay, which could give financial benefits to employees. “This was, however, not considered. When we raised the issue, it was said that the commission had already commenced with the work,” he says.

The report prepared on the basis of a study by the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, calculated the wages by comparing them with the same in the private sector.

“Priority has been given to the corporates in defining our pay scale. It cannot be a prerequisite for our pay scale. The government should have defined our pay scale on the basis of the Aykroyd formula, which reflects the basic average cost of living in the country,” suggests Shiv Gopal Mishra, convener of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), a platform of several employees unions.

Mishra, who is also the general secretary of All India Railwaymen’s Federation, however, clarifies that 7th CPC is a positive move to boost the economy. “People will start investing in consumer goods like automobiles and electronics, overall pushing the economy,” he says.

Apparently, the CPC is consumer-sentiment driven. It leads to increase in consumption and savings. “When people get more money, it comes back in the system in the form of taxation. Savings will increase… spending will go up,” Arun Jaitley had said while accepting the 7th CPC report.

“There is no sense of excitement among our officers’ group. Though the government has been citing that it will boost economy, we are worried it will raise the inflation rate,” says a senior official in the ministry of agriculture on condition of anonymity.

The CPC is likely to impact the inflation rate. It stood at 5.77 percent in early July as experts warned of a spike in coming months. Still, a good monsoon and improved economy can cushion the inflationary effects.

But civil servants in higher ranks are worried about it.

“The rising consumer demand will not neutralise the inflation rate instead it will stoke the consumer price index. So, until the next pay commission, which will come after 10 years, we will struggle in dealing with the inflation with our current pay package. Inflation eats away minimum wage each year. Therefore, employees at the lower grades will be at the receiving end,” says the senior official. 

Vijendra, a grade four employee in the horticulture department of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), says, “I am not happy with the seventh pay commission. Last time we received a hike of almost 50 percent and this year it is somewhere between 14 to 25 percent.”

Meanwhile, the CPC in its report has mentioned that it has attempted to provide wages commensurate with a comfortable living, and it aims to promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture.

Vijendra, however, wonders if it possible to create such an environment in the years to come. Clearly, he is hinting that high salary does not guarantee better government services in the coming years. 

“The government says they will curb corruption. Is it possible?” Vijendra asks sarcastically.

Supply of Laptops to Assistant Manager, MMS

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/MMS-Laptop/2016 Dated : 18/7/2016

Shri H. D. Sahu,
Director (MV), 
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Supply of Laptops to Assistant Manager, MMS.

Respected Sir,

It is understood that Department has installed GPRS system in each postal van for monitoring the movement of mail vans. As per standing instruction of the department Assistant Manager MMS are presently monitoring the movement of mail vans in MMS depot where Manager MMS has not been posted though there is full justification of one Manager on a fleet of 10 vehicles. In the absence of technological tools such as Laptop and data cards, our members (AMM) will face difficulties to monitor the job assigned to them.

This Association therefore earnestly requested your kind honour to supply a laptop with internet data card or broadband connection to all Assistant Managers MMS for monitoring the postal mail vans movement in the jurisdiction of MMS network.

Hoping for positive action and line in reply.

With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary



RBI guidelines for Licensing of Payment Banks

All Central Government Employees will remain ready with the time slot to fight for their rights – NJCA

The 7th Pay Commission headed by retired Justice A K Mathur and his panel had proposed huge increase in HRA of more than 47 lakh employees working under the payroll of central government.

New Delhi, July 18: Narendra Modi government is now considering to hike House Rent Allowance (HRA) of Central Government employees after implementing recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission. The Centre is likely to hike HRA ranging between 106 per cent to 122 per cent. This will make the HRA more than double.

The 7CPC headed by retired Justice A K Mathur and his panel had proposed huge increase in HRA of more than 47 lakh employees working under the payroll of central government. Mathur and his panel had recommended to hike HRA more than double, with the increases ranging between 106 per cent and 122 per cent.

According to reports, the government is likely to implement soon the new pay structure for central government employees excluding allowances, the compensatory perks for all employees. In next four months a high-level committee constituted by the Cabinet will examine the recommendations made by 7CPC on HRA, transport allowance.

According to a source quoted by The Sen Times, said, “The Finance Secretary committee will have carefully weigh the risk of doing to raise the allowances of the central government employees against the risk of economy can afford.

Accordingly, they will go for ditto, the 7th pay commission recommendations for allowances, however, it could be a slight change, but not overall”.

The committee will also consider the demand made by central government Employees Union leaders to increase minimum wage from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The implementation of 7CPC was done six months after Justice Mathur and his team submitted its findings and it will positively impact a total of 47 lakh employees currently working under central government and 53 lakh pensioners.

Meanwhile on Sunday there were reports that the much awaited hiked salary of central government employees will be credited to their official salary account by August 1, 2016.

Solution for the agent modification error - "The date must be later than or same as BOD Date" in DOP Finacle

  • Generally we will modify the agent related details in the menu HDSAMM.
  • HDSAMM menu stands for DSA Master Maintenance in DOP Finacle.
When any agent license expires we will use the menu HDSAMM and use the function as modify and then after changing the expiry date we will get one common error.

The error can be read as

  • "The date must be later than or same as BOD Date".
  • The error screen shot will appear as shown in the below figure
  • From the above screen it is very clear tha the said error occurred while modifying the agent details.


The main reason for the said error is because in the Product parameters tab there is field named Next commission date, in that field the date should be future date. But while modifying the agent details for some records the next commission date will past date i.e., before BOD date hence the system will show the said error. 

In the Product tab we have to check for all the records in the commission parameters field the date should be future date.


In order to solve the above problem click on the Product tab then enter the next commission date as preferably 31/12/2099 as shown in the below figure

  • Then click on next record as shown in the figure
  • Then the system will show record 2 and change the next commission field to 31/12/2099 as shown in the below figure
  • Repeat this process for all the products in the Product tab and also check the commission Parameters tab and enter the Fixed commission start date as "Date of license expiry of agent as shown in the figure.
  • Then finally click on submit then the system will show the message DSAID modified successfully.
  • Verify the same DSA ID in the supervisor login using the menu HDSAMM and the function as "verify" to complete the transaction.

The President of India will be addressing the students and faculty members of the higher learning institutions & probationary officers in civil service academies

The President of India will be addressing the students and faculty members of the higher learning institutions & probationary officers in civil service academies through Video Conference using NKN on 10th August, 2016 at 1230 hrs.

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Usage of CT series for booking COD articles - Letter from GM, CEPT

7th Pay Commission Minimum Pay requires revision – Minority Commission Member

7th Pay Commission Minimum Pay requires revision – Minority Commission Member writes to FM citing the prices of essential commodities – NCM member also says 7th CPC maximum Salary is at higher side
Contending prices of essential commodities are same for all, an NCM member today urged Centre to increase salary of its lowest paid employees by Rs 4,000 and reduce that of highest paid personnel by Rs 25,000 under 7th Pay Commission to see those earning less are not affected.
In his letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Commission for Minorities member Praveen Davar said that the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as recommended in the 7th Pay Commission is “not adequate”, while the maximum pay of Rs 2.5 lakh is “a little too much”.
Davar though said his opinions expressed in the letter, dated July 11, was all personal and did not represent any organisation or group of individuals.
“Prices of essential commodities are equal for everyone. But those paid lower are affected more than those drawing high salaries. It is my personal opinion that the minimum pay in the 7th Pay Commission of Rs 18,000 is not adequate.
However, the maximum pay of Rs 2.5 lakh is a little too much,” he argued. Stating that the ratio of the highest and lowest paid should be ideally 10:1, Davar said, “the minimum pay is increased to Rs 22,000 and the maximum pay is brought down to Rs 2.25 lakhs.Similar modifications can be made in the intermediately pay scales.”
The move, he said, will not only narrow the gap between highest and lowest paid, but also result in substantially reducing the financial burden on the exchequer.
Davar also criticised the decision to offer steep hike in salary of MLAs in Delhi assembly saying the move has set a “wrong” precedent.
“Why should be anyone paid far above his genuine needs?,” he asked.
Source: Financial Express

All India Draft Combined Seniority list of Postmaster Grade-III cadre till 2015

All India Draft Combined Seniority list of Postmaster Grade-III cadre till 2015

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Implementation of 6th Cadre Review Orders - Creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles

Implementation of 6th Cadre Review Orders - Creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles

UP forms panel to look into 7th Pay Commission proposals

Uttar Pradesh cabinet today decided to constitute a high level Pay Committee in the backdrop of the Centre deciding to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Committee would submit its report to the state government in 6 months after examining implication of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on state exchequer over salaries, pensions and other service related benefits and perks of state employees.

The cabinet authorised chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to appoint the chairman of the committee. The representatives of the principal secretaries of planning and personnel departments would be members of the committee, while secretary finance (pay commission) would be the member secretary of the body.
The Pay Committee report would span recommendations pertaining to the state employees, teachers and non-teaching staff of aided educational and technical training institutions, employees of local bodies, district panchayats, development authorities, public sector undertakings/corporations and autonomous institutions.
The Committee would consider the state's financial resources and constraints with regards to development while giving its recommendations.

The additional burden on the state exchequer due to the hike in salaries, allowances and pensions is estimated at Rs 24,000 crore over the current salary and pension bill of nearly Rs 1,00,000 crore.

The move would benefit 1.6 million government employees and over half million pensioners in the state.

With state polls due in early 2017, the ruling Samajwadi Party dispensation headed by Akhilesh Yadav is expected to move fast on the matter to keep this chunk of 2.1 million people in good humour. The state government could provide the additional funds through supplementary budget if needed.

After 7th Pay Commission recommendations, Cabinet approves 100 per cent salary hike for MPs!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide whether to sanction the changes or not. If he does, then Parliamentarians will take home a basic salary of One Lakh per month, instead of Rs, 50,000, besides other allowances.
New Delhi, July 18: After the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission lead to an increase in the salaries of government employees, now the salaries of Members of Parliament are also set to see a huge raise- 100%! A new recommendation has suggested the jump of basic salaries of our Parliamentarians from Rs. 50,000 to a Lakh per month, besides other benefits. The recommendations were first suggested by the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament under Yogi Adityanath, and was then sanctioned by a group of ministers and submitted to the Cabinet.

Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide whether to sanction the changes or not. If he does, then the Parliament will be likely to approve them too, during the ongoing monsoon session, which began today and will end in the first week of August. The new salaries are to be effective from April, this year, suggested the recommendation. But this is not all. Other allowances and benefits are also set to rise exponentially. The constituency allowance, which takes care of the MP’s travel and additional expenses in covering his/her particular constituency, is expected to shoot up to Rs. 90,000!  
The raise also stands true for salaries of office staff of MPs. The annual furniture allowance for the MPs’ official homes will be increased to Rs 1,50,000, while free broadband worth Rs. 1,700 per month, will be provided to the MPs at their official homes in their constituencies. Pensions of former MPs have also been revised and increased from Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000. The basic compensation for an Indian Parliament lawmaker will climb from Rs. 1,90,000 per month to 2,80,000 (salary along with constituency and office staff allowances).

This is the first revision in the salaries of Parliamentarians comes after six years. But not everyone is in favour of the increase. Speaking to NDTV, Prasun Banerjee of Trinamool Congress said, ”I am against this increase. We are working here for the service of the people, and what we get is sufficient.”

A Miserable 2 Per Cent - Article By Sri. Vinodh Rai On 7th CPC

On 30, headlines across newspapers were on the Union government having approved the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. The Economic Times headline read, "Central staff hit pay dirt: An early Diwali". The newspaper said the government had accepted the recommendations doling out 'hefty' pay hikes. The salaries were expected to increase in the range of 14 per cent to 23 per cent. The bold fonts also announced that the lowest salary was to increase from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000. The highest salary, received by the cabinet secretary, was to go up to Rs 2,50,000 from Rs 90,000.

Sounds huge, does it not? But we need to analyse this. What is the bonanza and what are the hefty pay hikes which are speculated to be “fueling inflationary pressures"?

Actually, the salary of Rs 7,000 and Rs 18,000 are not comparable. The equivalent of the Rs 7,000 basic salary, which was fixed 10 years ago and currently applicable with the dearness allowance added on, is Rs 15,750 (Rs 7,000 basic plus 125 per cent DA). In the salary of Rs 18,000 now announced, the DA is subsumed. Thus, a more accurate comparison would be the present salary of Rs 15,750 and the new salary of Rs 18,000. Similarly, the cabinet secretary at present receives Rs 2,02,500. The newspapers also announced that the total outgo as a consequence of the hike was expected to be Rs 1 lakh crore.

The comments on social media are more expressive! They question whether government employees actually deserve higher salaries: "Being paid more for what?", "More pay for less and less work", and "Babus don't deserve a hike." In fact, it is speculated that these increases will fuel inflation. Another school of thought believes that it will kickstart spending, thus generate demand and hence increased economic activity.

The Pay Commission is announced once in ten years. Thus any increase in basic salary comes about once in ten years. Even if we were to assume that this Pay Commission has brought about a hike of 20 per cent, it would tantamount to a simple rate of 2 per cent per annum. Which employee in the private sector would be content with a 2 per cent per annum hike? A couple of years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the bonus received by one of the youngsters in the family. I found that his annual bonus alone was more than the sum of the total salary earned by me over my entire career! He could afford at least two vacations abroad for himself and his kids every year, travelling business class. My wife and I have never been on any vacation as yet. At most, every year we visited our parents using up my earned leave or she would accompany me if I travelled on work. For him the weekend is a total break from work—he gets no official calls over the weekend. Mine was a 24x7 job when I could not refuse anyone who called me. Once when my wife reminded the caller that he had called on a holiday, he had the gumption to remind her that official phones were given to government functionaries so that they could be contacted all the time!

There is then the fear that the pay increase will cause financial difficulties to state governments. True, it will. However, prudent financial management requires constant mobilisation of resources. However, considering the fact that we have just about an election every year, to local bodies or state legislatures or the general election, very few governments can take appropriate measures to increase taxes or tap methods to raise resources. If you cannot take harsh decisions to raise resources, why blame government employees who get a paltry increase of 2 per cent per annum?

I acknowledge that government employees are not the most popular guys. To a large extent, we are to blame for this. This perception needs to be addressed and only we can do that with our own endeavors and actions. However, if the general public still continues to grudge the paltry increase, they must realize that if you pay peanuts you get only ..........!

Counter PA Was Attacked By Customer At Bhuj HO On 18/07/2016

At Bhuj HO MPCM counter PA Shri Bharat Bhagora was attacked by customer. The matter took place @ 1400 hrs Yesterday. The customer attends PO for credit amt in challan epayment. Counter PA was busy with his scheduled dispatch of article and requested to wait for few minutes and the customer gets violent... he threw small table on counter which of glass and also threw the pieces of glass on counter PA

Counter PA was injured and have five stitches on left hand. He is safe now and discharged from hospital. FIR was lodged and the customer was in custody of police.

The person who did all this hungama is below.

Circle wise number of CBS Post offices as on 27.06.2016

ATM Card Issues and their Solutions

ATM Card Issues And Their Solutions

1.1. Card is not activated

Issue Description: Card is not getting activated.

Solution: For the specified card, if it is personalized, check whether the kit number is entered. As per the functionality kit number should not be entered for personalized cards. Remove the kit number using modify mode in CCMM menu and proceed further. The card will be activated.

If any wrong details have been given, user can use Delete Mode to delete the already existing details and add the correct details again using ADD Mode in CCMM menu.

Check whether the card is in inactive status. If the card is in either Delivered or inactive status then only the card can be activated.

1.2. No SB accounts exists for the specified CIF ID

Issue Description: When the user is trying to add a cif id or verify, user is getting an error like "No SB accounts exists for the specified cif id"

Solution: If The sol_id with which the user tries to add the ATM card request in CCMM menu is different from the home sol id of that cif id this error occurs.

Please ask the user to add the ATM card request in the home sol id.

1.3. Invalid card number

Issue Description: When the user is trying to modify card details user is getting error as "Invalid Card number"

Solution: If it is a personalized card,this error occurs mostly when the card details are not updated in the YCS database.

Invoke CCMM menu in inquire mode. it shows details of YCS database. If the status is still as REQ in inquire mode. It means the card is not yet activated.

Hence the user is not able to modify the card details. Please download the file in CCDM menu and the card needs to be activated in YCS. Then the user can modify the details in CCMM menu.

1.4. Hotlisting of a particular Card Failed

Issue Description: User is not able to hotlist a card in modify mode. Error message is getting displayed.

Solution: A card can only be hotlisted if it is in active status. If the card is not currently active it cannot be hotlisted.

Hot listing of the card will directly update the status in CMS. In CMS, if the card is not active, then hot listing fails.

1.5. ATM Pin Generation Failed

Issue Description: The ATM PIN is not generated even if the status is changed to ATM PIN Request in modify mode.

Solution: In CCMM menu in modify mode, action should be selected as ATM Pin Request. Later on in CCDM menu, Renewal/Re-issue file needs to downloaded and uploaded in CMS DB. Flow has to be completed.
  • If the flow is not completed the PIN Generation will fail.

1.6. Not able to Modify Closed Cards

Issue Description: User is not able to modify the Card.
Solution: Invoke CCMM in inquire mode and check for the status of the card.If the current card status is closed, no more modification is allowed for the cards. Only hotlisting can be done for closed cards.
  • If the status is closed and the user wants to make the card active, please delete the card and add a new card.
  • Error message is being displayed for the same.

1.7. Account is already attached with a card

Issue Description: Unable to issue ATM card because of the error message Account is already attached with a card.

Solution: For this cif id and foracid, already a new card request may already have been raised. It may be either in verified or non verified state. Hence while raising new card request specified error will occur. Kindly verify the previous card and use it (if the previous card is in unverify state) or delete the card and raise a new card request(if the previous request is no longer needed).

1.8. Error while linking

Issue Description: Unable to link an account to ATM card, showing error as "There is no account exists in this sol id".
Solution: The specified cif id and account number belongs to some other sol. Hence the user is not able to link the card.
  • Invoke HACLI menu and find the sol id of the account and kindly change the sol id of the account and try again. Please check.

1.9. Invalid account number

Issue Description: While trying to issue card to sb account, "Invalid Account" Error occurs.

Solution: The given SB account does not belongs to the cif id mentioned. Hence the error occurs. Kindly give the correct account number or select account number from searcher. If searcher does not display data then no SB accounts have been opened under that cif Id.Kindly open an account and proceed issuing a card.

1.10. Invalid kit number

Issue Description: While trying to personalized card, error is thrown as "Invalid kit number".

Solution: The kit number has already been used to raise a new card request for another cif. Hence the same kit number cannot be used, that is why the error is being thrown. Please use a different kit number to raise a new card request.
  • If the Kit number is not used previously, then raise a request to ATM team.

1.11. Process of activation of cards

Issue Description: Clarify on the process of Activation of cards.
  • Invoke CCMM menu and raise a new card request and verify the same.
  • Invoke CCDM menu and download the New Customer Registration file with sol id and cif verification date as input and download the file and send it to YCS db. The card will be activated

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