Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Indore Postal region bought 150 note counting and fake currency detection machines

INDORE: Post offices in the region have brought in 150 note counting and fake currency detection machines to handling the surge of customers reaching its counters for exchange of high value currency notes.

The post offices, which have seen surge in monetary transactions since November 8 when the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes were withdrawn, have been open for people for exchange.

Director postal services Priti Agrawal said, "In view of the growing number of customers visiting our outlets, we have provided 150 note counting and fake currency detection machines to our staff."

India Posts had issued ATM debit cards to its savings account holders, just like any private or national bank. Agrawal claimed that the department has ensured that the ATMs are full with cash for customers to withdraw money.

Deadline extended till 24.11.2016 for OHD Notes valid for Key Utilities

As per the media news, the Central Government has decided to extend use of old Rs.500 and Rs.1000 bank notes for paying household utility bills, fuel, taxes & fees and purchase from co-operative stores till November 24, 2016.
The time limit for certain categories of transactions using old series of 500 and 1000 rupee notes has been extended from midnight tonight to 24th November midnight. The categories include Government hospitals, railways and bus ticket counters, airports, petrol pumps, milk booths authorized by State governments, crematoria and Burial grounds.

Direct Recruitment Examination for Postman /Mail Guard, 2016, TN Circle – Important Dates

Direct Recruitment Examination for Postman /Mail Guard, 2016 TN Circle – Important Dates


Sl. No.
Various Stages of activity
Date
Time
1
Commencement of Registration of applications online
22/10/2016
00:00 Hours
2
Closing date of Registration of applications online
15/11/2016
23:59 Hours
3
Collection of application/Exam fee in the identified Post Offices having E-Payment facility in Tamilnadu Circle only
22/10/2016 to18/11/2016
During P.O. Working Hours
4
Closing date for updation of fee payment in the website
18/11/2016  
23:59 Hours
5
Tentative Exam Date
11/12/2016

Banks, Post offices to report cash deposits of over Rs 2.5 lakh to I-T

Banks, Post offices to report cash deposits of over Rs 2.5 lakh to I-T

The government has asked banks and post offices to report to the I-T Department all deposits above Rs 2.50 lakh in savings accounts, and more than Rs 12.50 lakh in current accounts, made during the 50-day window provided to tender the scrapped 500 and 1000 rupee notes. 

As per a notification issued today, banks, co-operative banks and post offices will have to report to the tax department cash deposits exceeding Rs 50,000 in a single day or aggregating to more than Rs 2.5 lakh during the period November 9, to December 30, 2016. 

These entities will also have to report cash deposits during the period aggregating to Rs 12.50 lakh or more, in one or more current account of a person. 

The Finance Ministry has notified the amended Rule for filing of Annual Information Return (AIR) report by banking company, cooperative bank and post offices on account of aggregate cash deposits in one or more current account of a person. 

Banks and post offices now have to file a statement of financial transaction in respect of these transactions on or before January 31, 2017, the notification said. 

Earlier, they were required to report to the I-T Department only when cash deposits in an account exceeded Rs 10 lakh in one full year. 

In view of apprehensions that large number of illegal or black money may sought to be converted into white during the window provided till December 30, the Revenue Department has issued fresh set of instructions. 

In a major assault on black money, counterfeit notes and terror financing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 8 announced demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1000/500 and asked the public to deposit them in banks by December 30. 

Since then, seemingly unending queues of people trying to deposit and exchange their scrapped currency notes are being witnesses at banks and post offices. 

Tax department officers are of the view that the 50-day window provided to people to deposit or exchange notes should not be misused and hence the need to keep a tab on such high value deposits. 

Those depositing large amounts of unaccounted money will have to face the consequences under tax laws, which provide for a 30 per cent tax, 12 per cent interest and a 200 per cent penalty. 

"CBDT has brought two-fold amendment casting a reporting responsibility on the taxpayer as well as the bank, thereby ensuring that bank doesn't let go off the non-compliant taxpayers," Nangia & Co Managing Partner Rakesh Nangia said. 

Source : The Economic Times

Demonetisation: Now, PAN required if combined cash deposits exceed Rs 2.5 lakh till December 30

Demonetisation: Now, PAN required if combined cash deposits exceed Rs 2.5 lakh till December 30

The government has announced a new rule to prevent people from making multiple cash deposits in their bank accounts without quoting the PAN. Till now, the limit for cash deposit without PAN was Rs 50,000 per transaction. A lot of people were depositing less than Rs 50,000 per day to escape the PAN provision. But a circular issued on Tuesday says deposits made between 9 Nov and 30 Dec 2016 will require a PAN if the combined sum exceeds Rs 2.5 lakh. This clarifies the misconception that one can deposit cash in multiple batches of less than Rs 50,000 each and escape mentioning the PAN. 

The CBDT has also made changes in the (AIR) Annual Information Return rules. Till now, banks and post office branches were supposed to report to the tax department if an individual made cash deposits of Rs 10 lakh in a year. During the period 9 November to 30 December, this limit has been lowered to Rs 2.5 lakh.If the cash deposits exceed this limit, the bank or post office will automatically report it to the tax department. For current accounts, the threshold limit for cash deposits between 9 November and 30 December will be Rs 12.5 lakh. 

The rule applies to all bank accounts of the individual, though it is not clear how banks will be able to capture information of cash deposited in other bank accounts. 

Source : The Economic Times

DISBURSEMENT OF SALARY TO STAFF IN CASH FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER - 2016

DISBURSEMENT OF SALARY TO STAFF IN CASH FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER - 2016


National Federation of Postal Employees

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

No. PF-66 /2016 Dated : 15th November,2016

To
Shri B.V. Sudhakar,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001

Sub: Disbursement of Salary to Staff in Cash. Reg

Sir,
Due to monetization Scheme, there is huge rush in the Banks and Post Offices and the Cap of Rs.24000/- for withdrawal from the S.B. Account has been imposed by the Government of India. It will create more problems to the staff to withdraw the amount of salary from the SB Accounts from Banks and Post Offices and it will adversely affect the work also because everyone will have to stand in long ques to withdraw the amount.

Keeping in view the above facts, it is requested to kindly cause orders to disburse the salary of the staff in cash for the month of November,2016.

Hoping for a positive action. 

With regards, Yours Sincerely,

(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Standard Operating procedure (SOP) for putting indelible ink on the finger of teh customers coing to Bank/Post offices for SBNs




What Is The Reason For Agitation Against SPOs In Dhenkanal Division Of Orissa Circle?



WOS Currency Exchange Software V 2.5 to Post Offices

WOS Currency Exchange Software V 2.5

Link 1 - DOWNLOAD OR Link 2 - DOWNLOAD

Changes From V 2.0 to V2.5

1) Given support for SQL Servers 2000 and 2005.
2) Added Customer Name Field.
3) Given Default Date as File Name while exporting reports.
4) Cleared some bugs.
For any queries please mail to srikanta@live.in
Thanks to Shri. Srikanta








7th Pay Commission - Employees Provident Fund may be raised to Rs 25,000

7th Pay Commission - Employees Provident Fund may be raised to Rs 25,000

Under the 7th Pay Commission minimum wage ceiling the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is likely to raise to Rs 25,000 from the existing Rs 15,000.

The proposal drafted by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will be sent to the Union Government which is likely to be approved, the report suggests.

The decision has been taken by the members of Sub-committee of the Central Board of Trustees, EPFO - the highest decision-making body - on contract workers held on November 7.

According to reports, the EPFO has proposed a hike in the wage limit of all employees drawing basic salary Rs 25,000 would have to contribute to the provident fund. However, those government employees drawing above that limit will have the option to become a member of the provident fund and can have an option to select or reject if they want to.

The move taken by the EPFO comes in the wake of changes in the wage structure in accordance with the proposal of the 7th Pay Commission. Most of the trade union representatives at the CBT sub-committee meeting noting that the minimum wage of the Central government employees after implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report has been hiked to Rs 18,000, due to which the EPFO’s wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 needs to be altered.

The CBT pointed out that there could be a further increase in minimum wages from Rs 18,000 is likely with the trade unions demanding minimum wage to be increased at least Rs 21,000 to Rs 22,000.

In fact, the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) is directly linked to the minimum wage ceiling. At present, If an employee is earning up to Rs 15,000 he or she can avail of benefits under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI). The scheme provides life insurance of up to Rs 6 lakhs.

Source: FE

Indelible Ink Mark to avoid multiple transactions : Not applicable for withdrawal or deposit

Indelible Ink Mark to avoid multiple transactions : Not applicable for withdrawal or deposit
Indelible Ink Mark to avoid multiple transactions
The Central Government has announced that banks will mark with indelible ink the fingers of people exchanging old currency at bank counters to stop them from coming back repeatedly and avoid multiple transactions.

The drawing limits against Bank Accounts and from ATMs and over the cash disbursement have also been increased. It was noted that one of the primary reasons for long queues was that the same persons were visiting Bank branches, ATMs etc. repeatedly. It was also noted that certain unscrupulous elements are using the services of poor and innocent people to convert their black money into white. 

To prevent such misuse of the facility and enable larger number of persons to draw cash, indelible ink used during elections shall be used for over the counter exchange against old Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- notes. This is not applicable in the case of withdrawal from or deposit into accounts. 

Cash disbursement points, especially Bank branches will be advised to put-up notices outside their branches advising people to avoid exchange of old notes over the counter multiple times. 

Parking Charges at Airports suspended till 21.11.16

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to suspend the collection of parking charges at all airports till midnight of 21 November 2016. This has been done in order to facilitate the smooth movement of passengers.

Instructions to Post Offices to keep ready indelible ink for exchanging notes


From: Director (CBS)
Sent: 15 November 2016 19:28
To: All CPMG
Cc: All PMG; DDG (Financial Services); Member (Banking & HRD)
Subject: Regarding exchange of WOS notes. 



Respected Sir/Madam 
The government is considering the proposal of using the indelible ink to process the exchange of WOS (Withdrawn Old Series) notes with new currency. The details of this will be communicated shortly; however in the meantime you may procure indelible ink and keep it ready for use by Post Offices which are exchanging notes. 


With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Confederation of CGEmployees & Workers Circular dated 15-11-16

CIRCULAR DATED - 15.11.2016

To,
1) All National Secretariat Members (CHQ office bearers)
2) Chief Executive of all Affiliated organisations
3) General Secretaries of C-O-Cs

15TH DECEMBER 2016 – PARLIAMENT MARCH

v Against the Breach of Assurance by the Group of Ministers
v Demanding Settlement of 20 Point Charter of Demands

20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE HISTORIC PARLIAMENT MARCH

ENSURE PARTICIPATION OF EACH STATE AND DISTRICT. DELHI AND NEARBY STATES SHOULD MOBILISE HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT FOR MOBILIZATION

GET READY - RISE UPTO THE OCCASION - MAKE ARRANGEMNTS IN ADVANCE FOR BRINGING MAXIMUM EMPLOYEES TO DELHI - BOOK SPECIAL VEHICLES AND TRAVEL TICKETS NOW ITSELF - BRING BANNERS, FLAGS AND PLACARDS 


NDA GOVT. SHOULD HONOUR THE ASSURANCE GIVEN BY HOME MINISTER SHRI RAJNATH SINGH, FINANCE MINISTER SHRI ARUN JAITLEY AND RAILWAY MINISTER SHRI SURESH PRABHU TO NJCA LEADERSHIP ON 30.06.2016. 

Dear Comrades,
Preparation for making the 15th December 2016 Parliament March a historic success is progressing in full swing in all the states and Districts. Only one month is left now. All CHQ/State/Local leaders should intensify the campaign and mobilization. Confederation’s rally and parliament March will definitely have its own impact on all concerned. More than 20000 Central Government Employees will participate in the rally. Confederation of Central Govt. Gazetted officers organisations and some organisations of Autonomous bodies have also agreed to join the Parliament March.

Needless to say that the success of the rally and Parliament March depends on the efforts being made by the Affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs (especially at the grass root level) to ensure participation of employees as per quota fixed by National Secretariat. As Confederation alone is conducting the rally, our responsibility increases. Government may be keenly observing our campaign and mobilization. The rally and parliament march should become a warning signal to the Government that Central Government employees will not allow to be cheated by the powers that be. The evil designs of the Govt. shall not go unquestioned and unexposed.

CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME – CHANGES MADE - PLEASE NOTE

Available National Secretariat members at CHQ met on 13.11.2016 and reviewed the progress of the mobilization. It is decided that the campaign programme (see the circular dated 02.11.2016) in states, far away from Delhi, may be conducted by the C-O-Cs itself by utilizing the services of National Secretariat members available in their states and C-O-C leaders. No National Secretariat members from outside their state will be made available (National Secretariat members who are earlier allotted to outside their states may please note). It is further decided to concentrate the campaign in Delhi and following nearby states in the coming days. Meetings at the following places will be addressed by leaders shown below.

New Delhi (M. Krishnan)
15.11.2016 Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Mass agitation against misbehaviour of SPOs, Dhenaknal Division continues

Red Salute
Red Salute * Red Salute
Red Salute * Red Salute * Red Salute

The misbehaviour and negative attitude of the Superintendent of Posts, Dhenkanal Division crossed all limits today (15.11.2016) when he misbehaved the staff members of Dhenkanal H O in connection with the arrangements made by the Postmaster Dhenaknal HO for the employees engaged in the exchange and deposits of WOS banknotes and other allied works.

All the staff members of Denkanal Division irrespective of Unions are now united and continuing strong agitation in front of Dhenkanal Divisional Office in the presence of Police and Press organizing a dharana programme with slogans “B M Das Mohapatra, Go Back”, “Dhenkanal Supdt. Hai Hai”

Getting information from Sri Prafulla Kumar Sahoo, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Dhenkanal Division, we personally talked over phone to Dr. S K Kamila, Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle requesting his kind intervention with positive assurance.

As informed, on the direction of the Chief PMG, the PMG, Samabalpur Region has given some instructions to the SPOs, Dhenkanal Division to inform the members to come for a discussion next morning.

But our Comrades are so humiliated that they have demanded an instant solution. Strong agitation is going on till writing of this report at about 11.45 PM. The agitated members have decided not to move away from the Divisional Office till a solution is arrived.

We have also sent an SMS to our Chief PMG in this regard.

AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division sincerely congratulates all the members participating in this agitational programme to fight against misbehaviour and injustice.

Red Salute to all Comrades.

= B SAMAL =
Vice-President, AIPEU, Group-C
Odisha Circle






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