Saturday, October 22, 2016

RICT Solutions - Do's & Dont"s on MCD (Main Computing Device) supplied to BOs

Release of Commemorative Postage Stamp on 'Varanasi' on 24-10-2016

Important Meetings to be held

On 24th October 2016:

The Standing committee staff side meeting at 11:30 am and standing committee meeting with group of senior officers at 04:00 pm to discuss the 7th CPC related grievances. 

On 25th October 2016:

The meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with the Staff Side, National Council JCM, to firm-up views of the Staff Side (JCM) on various allowances pertaining to DOP&T and also meeting of the Standing Committee. They will be held at 3.00 p.m and 4.30 p.m respectively. 

Source :

Employment News : 22 -October To 28-October -2016

Name Of Post : Additional Director General, Scientific Officers, Scientist ‘B’, Public Prosecutors, Commercial Tax Officer
No.of Vacancies : 74
Last Date :10.11.2016 
Name Of Post : Deputy General Manager, Chief Manager, Senior Manager, Manager, Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager
No.of Vacancies : 153
Last Date :30.11.2016 
Name Of Post : Junior Engineers, Junior Superintendents, Marketing Assistant, Officer, Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Foreman’s, Junior Accountant
No.of Vacancies : 233
Last Date :05.11.2016 
Name Of Post : Scientist - C, Scientist - B
No.of Vacancies : 65
Last Date :11.11.2016 
Name Of Post : Constable, Driver Backlog Vacancies
No.of Vacancies : 441
Last Date :19.11.2016 
Source : www.

Punjab government releases 6 per cent DA for employees, pensioners

Punjab government releases 6 per cent DA for employees, pensioners
Chandigarh: Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa today gave his nod to release 6 per cent dearness allowance (DA) with November salary or pension for the government employees and pensioners.

With the release of this DA installment, the state would touch 125 per cent from present 119 per cent of the basic pay/pension, Dhindsa, in a statement issued here, said.

In a relief to foreign settled retired employees, he said DA would continue with their pensions.

The government has decided to take back a letter stopping DA of pensioners who have acquired foreign citizenship, he added.


How To Change CIF Of Second Depositor Using HCCA?

What the FFFF bro? Then how do we change the cif id of the account.

See guys the situation of changing the CIF arises

a) when we are trying to close a joint account and trying to transfer the closure proceeds to single account in the name of second depositor and

b) closing single account and and transferring the closure proceeds to joint account in which the depositor in single account is second depositor in joint account.
Now many of you are aware about HCCA and how to use. Let us see how to handle above situations.

Situation A 

When you are closing joint account and transferring the proceeds to single account of second depositor, system will show CIF mismatch error. 

The solution is simple USE THE ACCOUNT MODIFICATION MENU to change the CIF of second depositor in Joint account.

Let us assume you are closing an MIS account in which the A is first depositor and B is second depositor. Now we have to transfer the closure proceeds to SB account of B.

Now what we have to do is note down the CIF of B in SB account.

1. Invoke CMISAM
2. Choose function as Modify
3. Enter MIS account id
4. Click on GO
5. Scroll down to Related Party Details 2
6. Change the existing CIF with the CIF which you have noted from SB account of B
7. Click on Submit
8. Verify using the same menu.
  • Did you get the point. Similarly in the case of other accounts use the respective account modification menus and change the CIF of Relative Party Details 2

Situation B

Let us see this case with an example. Let us assume we are closing single RD account and transfer the proceeds to joint SB account in which the customer is second depositor. 

1. Invoke the menu CASBAM
2. Choose function as Modify
3. Enter SB account id
4. Click on GO
5. Scroll down to Related Party Details 2
6. Change the existing CIF with the CIF which you have noted from SB account of B
7. Click on Submit
8. Verify using the same menu.
Now you can close the RD account.
Note : CASBAM modification of second depositor is not working properly. In this case just use HCCA and change the CIF of RD account.

The point is we have to use ACCOUNT MODIFICATION MENUS to change the CIF of second depositor

Do You Know Your ATM Card Is Hacked.??

If you have a debit card and if you are in India, it is very likely that you have received a message from your bank telling you to change the PIN of your ATM card. While sending this message is a standard practice that all banks do from time to time, however, this time it is something more serious than just a word of caution. Reports say that around 3.2 million (32 lakhs) debit cards belonging to major banks have been compromised in India.

Initial reports suggest that this could be the biggest financial breach ever reported in India with State Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC, Yes Bank, and ICICI as the worst hit banks. It sure is worrisome considering almost everyone has a debit card these days and 32 lakh is a big number. So is your card also affected by the breach? If yes, what should be your next step, we explain everything.

How Serious Is This?

According to the report, around 26 lakh of these cards are on Visa and Mastercard platform, while over 6 lakh are on the Rupay platform.

SBI has confirmed that it has blocked over 6 lakh debit cards in India after card network companies like NCPI, MasterCard and Visa informed the affected banks about a possible data breach. SBI also commented that the breach did not involve its own ATM machines and networks.

"We'd like to emphasise that SBI's systems have absolutely not been compromised and existing card holders are not at any risk and can continue to use their cards. SBI is in the process of issuing new cards at no cost to those card holders whose cards have been blocked. This is a cards industry incident (not only SBI)," a SBI spokesperson said.

The Reserve Bank of India has also received complaints from the affected banks. According to The Hindu, the RBI has asked the banks to replace 17.5 lakh debit cards.

Customers have been receiving cautionary messages from their respective banks asking them to change the ATM PIN. Axis Banks resorted to blocking the ATMs till the PIN was changed from the bank's ATM. Yes Bank also limited the cash withdrawal to maximum Rs 5,000 per day till the PIN was changed.

HDFC has also notified its users to change the PIN weeks before the reports of breach went public. The bank has also told its customers to not to use HDFC debit card in some other bank's ATM machine.

"Besides advising those customers who we know have used a non-HDFC Bank ATM in the recent past to change (their) ATM PIN, we are advising our customers to use only HDFC Bank ATMs as we believe security controls at some of the other bank ATMs may not be at par with HDFC Bank ATMs," a spokesperson told ET.

How Did It Happen?

The card network companies, Visa, MasterCard and Rupay, have received complaints from banks about unauthorised card usage from locations in China.

According to reports, the breach could have generated in Hitachi Payment Services. Hitachi is one of the largest providers for Point of Sale services, ATM machines and mobile transactions in India. A malware in the Hitachi system could have compromised user data.

It is suggested that the malware was active for about six weeks before getting detected. While the banks haven't shared more information on the type or extent of the attack, the Payments Council of India has ordered a forensic audit on Indian bank servers and systems to find the origin of breach.

SBI and other banks have denied any breach in their systems, however, the possibility of system-wide breach at this early stage cannot be denied. We will (possibly) have more information in this regard in the coming days.

Dearness Allowance announcement before Diwali ?

Dearness Allowance announcement before Diwali ?

Usually Government approves the dearness allowance during the 1st week of September and release the government order in 3rd or 4th week of September, but this year government not yet approved dearness allowance from 1.7.2016. After 7th Pay Commission Implementation the dearness allowance computation formula & the base year must be changed, the computation formula & base year changed in the earlier pay commission also

Base year for every pay commission
Pay CommissionBase Year
3rd Pay Commission1960 =100
4th Pay Commission1982=100
5th Pay Commission1982=100
6th Pay Commission2001=100
7th Pay Commission2011=100  (expected)

During September 1st week JCM Staff side Secretary writes letter to Ministry of Finance with the subject “Future computation of Dearness Allowance and adoption base index figure to Revised Minimum Wage”, in this letter Union demands to grant of 3% dearness allowance with effect from 1.7.2016, even though there is no official announcement from the government. Even all the state government employees are waiting for the announcement from the Central government.

And again last week Union writes letter to the Secretary, Ministry of Finance to grant the dearness allowance at the earliest.

Dearness allowance from 01/07/2016 should be 3%

Dearness Allowance (DA) Formula after 7th Pay Commission (assumption)
=((12 Months Average of AICPIN)-261.4)*100/261.4)
All the government employees are eagerly waiting for the announcement from the government. As per the source the dearness allowance announcement will be released before Diwali festival. Hope this announcement will be a Diwali gift for Central government employees.

9 Ways To Keep Your Debit Card Safe From Hackers

1) Change debit card PIN, either at the ATM or via net banking.

2) Stick to using your own bank’s ATM for a while.

3) Change your PIN every two-three months.

4) Never share your ATM PIN with anyone. Not even bank officials.

5) Your net banking details are equally important. Keep changing your net banking password.

6) Don't ignore alerts that say your card has been used for a transaction you didn’t do, even if the amount is small.

7) Ask your bank whether you should change your card.

8) Remember, RBI has asked banks to send both SMS and email alerts. So register for these alerts if you haven't.

9) Contact your bank if you notice any activity in your account that wasn't generated by you.

Babus looking for clarification on 7th CPC Bunching Benefit

Babus looking for clarification on 7th CPC Bunching Benefit

7th Pay Commission recommended for bunching of two stages in the report para 5.1.36 , “however if situation does arise whenever more than two stages are bunched together, one additional increment equal to 3 percent may be given for every two stages bunched, and pay fixed in the subsequent cell in the pay matrix.”

Also Government released order on7th September 2016, with the following instructions

1. One additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of Government servant drawing higher pay in pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical Cell in the applicable Level
2. Pay drawn by two Government servants in a given Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale where the higher pay is at least 3% more than the lower pay shall constitute two stages. Officers drawing pay where the difference is less than 3% shall not be entitled for this benefit.


if two persons drawing pay of 53,000 and 54,590 in the GP 10,000 are to be fitted in the new Pay Matrix, the person drawing pay of 53,000 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to 1,36,210 and the person drawing pay of 54,590 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to 1,40,296. Revised pay of both should ideally be fixed in the first cell of Level 14 in the pay of 1, 44,200 but to avoid bunching the person drawing pay of 54,590 will get fixed in second cell of Level 14 in the pay of 1,48,500.

Based on this we have calculated bunching benefit for all the grade pay in 7th CPC salary

Grade Pay6th CPC
Basic Pay
Multiply with 2.577th CPC Basic PayBunching Benefit
(PB 3)
21630 to 22270555895610057800
22280 to 22940572605780059500
22950 to 23630589815950061300
23640 to 24340607556130063100
24350 to 25080625796310065000
25090 to 25840644816500067000
25850 to 26620664356700069000
26630 to 27420684396900071100
27430 to 28250704957110073200
28260 to 29100726287320075400
29110 to 29980748137540077700
29990 to 30880770747770080000
30890 to 31810793878000082400
31820 to 32770817778240084900
32780 to 33760842458490087400
33770 to 34780867898740090000
34790 to 35830894109000092700
35840 to 36910921099270095500
36920 to 38020948849550098400
38030 to 391709773798400101400
39180 to 40350100693101400104400
40360 to 41570103725104400107500
41580 to 42820106861107500110700
42830 to 44110110073110700114000
44120 to 45440113388114000117400
45450 to 46810116807117400120900
46820 to 48220120327120900124500
48230 to 49670123951124500128200
49680 to 51170127678128200132000
51180 to 52710131533132000136000
52720 to 54300135490136000140100
54310 to 55930139577140100144300
55940 to 57610143766144300148600
57620 to 59340148083148600153100
59350 to 61130152530153100157700
61140 to 62970157130157700162400
62980 to 64860161859162400167300
660026120 to 26900671286770069700
26910 to 27710691596970071800
27720 to 28550712407180074000
28560 to 29410733997400076200
29420 to 30300756097620078500
30310 to 31210778977850080900
31220 to 32150802358090083300
32160 to 33120826518330085800
33130 to 34120851448580088400
34130 to 35150877148840091100
35160 to 36210903619110093800
36220 to 37300930859380096600
37310 to 38420958879660099500
38430 to 395809876599500102500
39590 to 40770101746102500105600
40780 to 42000104805105600108800
42010 to 43270107966108800112100
43280 to 44570111230112100115500
44580 to 45910114571115500119000
45920 to 47290118014119000122600
47300 to 48710121561122600126300
48720 to 50180125210126300130100
50190 to 51690128988130100134000
51700 to 53250132869134000138000
53260 to 54850136878138000142100
54860 to 56500140990142100146400
56510 to 58200145231146400150800
58210 to 59950149600150800155300
59960 to 61750154097155300160000
61760 to 63610158723160000164800
63620 to 65520163503164800169700
65530 to 67490168412169700174800
67500 to 69520173475174800180000
69530 to 71610178692180000185400
71620 to 73760184063185400191000
73770 to 75980189589191000196700
75990 to 78260195294196700202600
760030390 to 31300781027880081200
31310 to 32240804678120083600
32250 to 33210828838360086100
33220 to 34210853758610088700
34220 to 35240879458870091400
35250 to 36300905939140094100
36310 to 37390933179410096900
37400 to 38520961189690099800
38530 to 396809902299800102800
39690 to 40880102003102800105900
40890 to 42110105087105900109100
42120 to 43380108248109100112400
43390 to 44690111512112400115800
44700 to 46040114879115800119300
46050 to 47430118348119300122900
47440 to 48860121921122900126600
48870 to 50330125596126600130400
50340 to 51850129374130400134300
51860 to 53410133280134300138300
53420 to 55020137289138300142400
55030 to 56680141427142400146700
56690 to 58390145693146700151100
58400 to 60150150088151100155600
60160 to 61960154611155600160300
61970 to 63820159263160300165100
63830 to 65740164043165100170100
65750 to 67720168978170100175200
67730 to 69760174066175200180500
69770 to 71860179309180500185900
71870 to 74020184706185900191500
74030 to 76250190257191500197200
76260 to 78540195988197200203100
890050580 to 52090129991131100135000
52100 to 53660133897135000139100
53670 to 55280137932139100143300
55290 to 56940142095143300147600
56950 to 58650146362147600152000
58660 to 60410150756152000156600
60420 to 62230155279156600161300
62240 to 64100159957161300166100
64110 to 66030164763166100171100
66040 to 68020169723171100176200
68030 to 70070174837176200181500
70080 to 72180180106181500186900
72190 to 74350185528186900192500
74360 to 76590191105192500198300
76600 to 78890196862198300204200
78900 to 81260202773204200210300
1000054590 to 56220140296144200148500
56230 to 57910144511148500153000
57920 to 59650148854153000157600
59660 to 61440153326157600162300
61450 to 63290157927162300167200
63300 to 65190162681167200172200
65200 to 67150167564172200177400
67160 to 69170172601177400182700
69180 to 71250177793182700188200
71260 to 73390183138188200193800
73400 to 75600188638193800199600
75610 to 77870194318199600205600
77880 to 80210200152205600211800

Clarification needed for below topic

7th CPC Bunching

  • 7000 – No Bunch
  • 7210 – No Bunch
  • 7430 – Bunched to next level due to equal pay for 7210 & 7430 (highlighted in Green)
  • 7660 – After bunching both 7430 & 7660 7th CPC pay is 19700
  • 7890 – Both 7660 & 78990 7th CPC pay is 20300
  • 8130 – Both 7890 & 8130 7th CPC pay is 20900
  • 8380 onwards – No Bunch
Now question is whether 7660, 7890 & 8130 is eligible for bunching or not? this is the situation for most of the Entry Pay.
Central Government Employees seeking detailed clarification for bunching benefit for each level.

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Gujarat Government Employees to be paid early Diwali salaries

Following representations from several government employee unions, the Gujarat government on Friday has decided to release salaries of its own employees early. This decision has been taken so that employees get their Diwali perk early.

While speaking to press persons deputy Chief Minister Shri Nitin Patel, said that the salaries for the month of October will be paid five days early, which is by October 24. There is a total of 4.66 lakh employees in the state government employees in various departments.

This year, the state government will be paying almost Rs 2,000 crore in salaries to these employees on an advance date. It was in July that the state government had announced that it will implement the recommendations of the seventh pay commission following the lines of the central announcement. Employees of class-4 to class-1 as per the recommendations will now get a hike of 14.60 per cent to 25 per cent in their salaries.

Earlier, Gujarat government spokesperson and state Finance Minister Saurabh Patel had said that the government may have to bear an extra burden of Rs 6,000 crore annually if it decides to implement the pay hike suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

Department of Post Tamilnadu Circle is calling for online applications for Postman/Mail Guard Click here for Notice

Online Application for Postman/Mail Guard

Online applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens, to fill up the post of Postman/Mail Guard in Postal / Railway Mail Service (RMS) Divisions in Tamilnadu Circle in the Pay Matrix Pay level 3: Rs 21,700 – 69,100.

UPSC Advt No 19/2016 for Various Vacancies

UPSC Advt No 19/2016 for Various Vacancies: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued notification for Various Vacancies.

Name of the Posts: 

Additional Director General: 01 Post
Sr. Scientific Officers (Scale-II) - Electronics: 03 Posts
Sr. Scientific Officers (Scale-II) - Metallurgy: 01 Post
Scientists 'B' (Documents): 05 Posts
Jr. Scientific Officer (Explosives): 01 Post
Public Prosecutors: 47 Posts
Assistant Public Prosecutors: 15 Posts
Commercial Tax Officer: 01 Post

Selection Process: 

The category-wise minimum level of suitability in interviews, irrespective of whether the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by an interview, will be UR-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PH-40 marks, out of the total marks of an interview being 100.
In cases where the selection is made by Recruitment Test (RT) followed by the interview, the candidate will have to achieve a minimum level of suitability in their respective category at both stages i.e. ‘Recruitment Test’ as well as ‘Interview’. The minimum level of suitability in the case of RT shall be decided by the Commission on the case to case basis. 

Application Fee: Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card. No fee for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates of any community. No "fee exemption" is available to OBC male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee. Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained. (d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. 

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online through the website Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected. Candidates must upload documents pertaining to educational qualifications and experience (preferably in prescribed format), if any, as claimed in the online application, in a single pdf file in such a way that the file size does not exceed 2 MB and is legible when a printout is taken. For that, the applicant may scan the experience certificate in 200 dpi grey scale. Documents like Pay Slip, Resume, Appointment Letter, Relieving Letter, Unsigned Experience Certificate etc. must not be uploaded in the Document Upload Module.

Important Dates:

  • Closing Date for Submission of Online Application: 10-11-2016 up to 23:59 hrs
  • Last Date for Printing of Completely Submitted Online Application: 11-11-2016 up to 23:59 hrs
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Attack on a woman postmaster : NFPE stages march in Kerala

KOLLAM, October 21, 2016
A march organised by the NFPE at Vendar town on Thursday to register its protest against the attack on a woman postmaster.

Postal employees under the banner of the National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) organised a march through Vendar town near Kottarakara on Thursday to register their protest against the attack on the woman postmaster (WPM) of the Vendar post office and the failure of the police to take action on the complaint lodged by the WPM.

A statement from the NFPE said that the incident took place earlier this week. A man arrived at the post office to take possession of a registered letter that was not in his name. He also did not have any authorisation letter from the person in whose name the registered letter had arrived. On these grounds the WPM refused handing over the letter to the man who arrived.

This led to the man losing his cool and in the process he prevented the WPM from discharging her duties and allegedly attacked her before leaving the scene.

The NFPE leaders allege that though a formal complaint was lodged by the WPM with the local police there has been no follow-up action so far. This had compelled postal employees to organise a protest march through Vendar on Thursday evening.

A dharna held after the march was inaugurated by the State convener of the NFPE women’s cell, C. Lilly. NFPE leaders Mathews Mathew, S. Rajendrababu and K. Gopalakrishan Nair among other spoke.

Source :

Indication of Aadhaar number in Pension papers of all employees-regarding

NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/(3) Vol-11/2015-16/156
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Indication of Aadhaar number in Pension papers of all employees-regarding.

Attention is invited to CPAO OM No. CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2015-16/1770 dated 07.03.2016 and D.O. letter dated 30.07.2015 from CGA to all Secretaries (Civil Ministries) followed by OM No. CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2016-17/07 dated-07.04.2016 regarding incorporation of Aadhaar number in the fresh PPOs.

2. In terms of Section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefit and Services) Act, 2016 “The Central Government or, as the case may be, the State Government may, for the purpose of establishing identity of an individual as a condition for receipt of a subsidy, benefit or service for which the expenditure is incurred from, or the receipt therefrom forms part of, the Consolidated Fund of India, require that such individual undergo authentication, or furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or in the case of an individual to whom no Aadhaar number has been assigned, such individual makes an application for enrollment: Provided that if an Aadhaar number is not assigned to an individual, the individual shall be offered alternate and viable means of identification for delivery of the subsidy, benefit or service”. Further, DP&PW has intimated vide OM No. 1/20/2016 P&PW (E) dated-08.08.2016 (copy enclosed) that it has issued a revised format for the application for pension by retiring employees (Form-5) in which Aadhaar number is to be indicated, if available. DP&PW has also requested Secretaries of the Ministries/ Departments to ensure that only the latest revised Form 5 & 7 complete in all respects including Aadhaar number, where available, are forwarded along with pension papers to the PAO.

3. In view of above, all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/AGs/ Administrators of UTs are again requested to issue instructions to PAOs to invariably watch the mention of Aadhaar Number in Pension paper received from Heads of Offices. Further it is also requested to take up the matter with JS (Admin) and Heads of Department/ Heads of Offices of respective Ministries/ Departments to ensure for providing Aadhaar number in pension papers in all cases being submitted to concerned PAOs to enable them to incorporate the same in PPO booklets.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

Source : CPAO


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