Monday, March 20, 2017

GDS Online engagement software - Implementation

Facilities available for Officers and Officials who are on deputation to APS

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Apply GDS Online Recruitment, India Post - Video

Before going to apply GDS Online recruitment the following points should be remeber:
1. Keep your mandatory documents are in Scanned format such as 10th Certificate, Photo and Signature. Community Certificate is mandatory for other than Un reserved category.
2. Documents scanned and resized based on requirement.( read notification)
3. Keep your mobile in hand for applying 2nd Step i.e Apply Online Option. In this option OTP will be send to your mobile with in a minute or more based on the server response. (Sometime it will take 5-10minutes. Don't click resend OTP again and again)

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Article - Will Postmaster Grade officers get the bunching effect???

No one has touched this issue so this article is published to the awareness of the Postmaster cadre officials. This article may only be applicable to the PAs recruited during the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006, and then passed the Postmaster Grade I exam during any of the years 2011, 2012, 2013,2014. Those officials have got their financial benefits like one notional increment and grade pay difference Rs.400(Rs.2800-Rs.2400) by the virtue of the Postmaster Grade examination. It is not applicable to the officials already got the MACPs and then joined as Postmaster Grade I.
Though Postmasters are 5 years senior in the Grade pay Rs.2800 pay scale service, after MACP 1 some junior PAs have got the same pay in the revised pay after 7th pay commission in the pay scale Rs.2800. In no way 5 years service of senior can be nullified and fixed with the same pay of 5 years junior in the Rs.2800 grade pay scale. 

So Postmaster Grade I officers shall be eligible to get one or two bunching effects as per the Department of Expenditure OM no 1-6/2016-IC dated at New Delhi 7th September 2016. The above said OM insists the following that in cases where in a revision of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised pay Band andGrade Pay or scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same cell in the applicable level in the new Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of Government servant drawing higher pay in the pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical cell in the applicable level"

The officials as per the conditions laid in the above para, shall be eligible to get one or two bunching effects as per the Department of Expenditure OM no 1-6/2016-IC dated at New Delhi 7th September 2016.

Let me to explain further with illustrations.....

If "A" is recruited as Postal Assistant(G.P Rs.2400) during April 2006 and passed the Postmaster Grade I(G.P. Rs.2800) exam during August 2011, as on 31.12.2015 his Basic Pay + G.P would be Rs.13810/- 

If "B" is recruited as Postal assistant in the same batch of "A" during the year April 2006 but did not appear in any Postmaster Grade I - LDC exam and continued his service in his parental "Postal Assistant" cadre. As on 31.12.2015 official "B" Basic Pay + G.P would be Rs.12970/-

Pay difference between "A" and "B" is Rs.13810-Rs.12970=Rs.840. Difference percentage is (840/12970)*100=6.47%

"A" is fixed with Rs.37000 with one increment during July 2016 in the pay matrix level 5.

During July 2016 by the virtue of MACP 1, "B" have fixed with the same Grade pay Rs.2800 with revised pay Rs.37000 in the pay matrix level 5.

Though "A" is 5 years senior in the Grade pay Rs.2800 than "B" and having the pay difference is more than 6%, "A" and "B" is fixed with same pay Rs.37000 which make "A" is eligible to get the two stages bunching. "A" should have been fixed with two stages bunching in the vertical level 5 to Rs.39200/-

Rs.2200/- would be the basic pay difference and for that Postmaster Grade officials would be eligible to get additional arrears too. 

All India Association of Postal Supervisors suggests the Postmasters to represent their case get the bunching effect as per their basic pay with their junior basic pay illustrations. If represented then many Postmaster Grade I officers shall be benefited.

All the best.!!!

Affectionately yours,
Postmaster Grade I
Regional Secretary,
All India Association of Postal Supervisors
Madurai Region 625011
Mobile : 9566330927

Circulation of Internship Guidelines of Depatrment of Posts

Click below link to view/ download order copy of Internship Guidelines of Department of Posts, India

This article is only for those who are not participated in Strike




Application Online submission starting date : 18.3.2017.
Application online submission end date : 19.4.2017.
Community wise consolidation of posts
1. UR 356
2. OBC. 151
3. SC 86
4. ST 52
Total. 645

Important instruction: verification before End of Year interest calculation

You are all aware that we are nearing the end of the financial year when interest calculation and posting are due for SB/PPF/NSS accounts.
Request you to please advise Post Offices to verify all the accounts which have been modified but verification is pending since interest posting for such accounts will fail resulting in complaints and tickets being raised for non-posting of interest.
Unverified accounts can be listed by respective offices using the HAFI menu; Following are the fields to be entered in HAFI for finding out unverified transactions:

Procedure to view the unverified accounts

Invoke the menu HAFI and enter the following details as mentioned belowEnter the SOL ID ____________Enter the Table Short Name as "GAM"In the Ref NO files "give two balnk spaces"Enter the General Ledger Subhead code as _________Enter the function code as "M"Select the Authorized option as "Not authorized" 
  • Following are the General Ledger Subhead codes 
SB - 30001
PPF - 33001
NSS87 -30021
NSS92 -30022
RD -30010
TD 1 YR - 30011
TD 2YR - 30012
TD 3YR - 30013
TD 5YR - 30014
MIS - 30016
SCSS VRS - 30019
After entering all the details then click on Go then the system will show the list of unverified accounts as shown in the below figure.If any verification is pending in DOP Finalce application then the system will not calculate the interest for such unverifiedaccounts.So kindly verify immediately.Accounts thus identified have to verified to ensure interest is calculated and posted in them .

Please make sure no pending accounts are left unattended. SOLs are repsonsible, if the interest for the accounts are not posted due to pending account verification.

Latest updates on retirement age of Central Government employees

“Again a news is circulating in the media that the retirement age for Central Government employees is going to be raised from 60 to 62.”

At present, the retirement age for Central Government employees is 60. There is no factual basis for the news that the government is planning to increase the retirement age for Central Government employees from 60 to 62.
A familiar article about raising the retirement age first published in 2011 are being republished now in some blogs and websites.
We are presenting the following explanation after constant enquiries from our readers about this news.
There might be other reasons behind these rumours on retirement age. The recent wages revision report for the employees of the Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSE) contain recommendations on retirement age.

But there are no such recommendations in the report of 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees. Big debate also took place in 2015 about the raising the retirement age to 62. That time federations leaders also said that the recommendation on retirement age does not come under the purview of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The employees have now questioned the changes in the powers of the Pay Commission or Pay Revision Committee that are directly constituted by the Central Government.

Information about retirement age continues to spread like wild fire because the issue is immensely popular among the Central Government employees. Interestingly, the issue of raising the retirement age has as many supporters as detractors.

The retirement age was first increased by the Congress Government under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1962, from 55 to 58. The Vajpayee government, in 1998, increased the retirement age from 58 to 60.

Now Trending: 7th Pay Commission Higher allowances to be proposed in this month

Now Trending: 7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances to be proposed in this month

New Delhi: The Committee on Allowances will propose to increase allowances of central government employees, besides dearness allowance (DA) in this month.

DA is being paid to them with their pay packages.

The Committee on Allowances, under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, was formed in July 2016 following protests by government employees over recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The committee was initially given four months time to submit the report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Later, the Finance Minister extended the deadline for report submission to February 22, 2017.

The Committee on Allowances is yet to submit its report, the Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in Lok Sabha on March 10.

However, he said that the deliberations of the committee are in the final stages.

Besides the basic salary, a large portion of a central government employee's salary is the house rent allowance (HRA); some changes are to be made in this category of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances,
"The Committee on Allowances has decided against reducing the house rent allowance (HRA). The 7th Pay Commission suggested bringing down the HRA to 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent respectively depending on type of cities," the Finance Ministry's officials said.

The officials also said that the Committee on Allowances would suggest, the HRA is to be kept as it was under the Sixth Pay Commission at 30 per cent, 20 per cent, and 10 per cent respectively.

The Committee on Allowances is likely to remain constant the Transport Allowance for central government employees as 6th Pay Commission recommendations including Dearness Allowance (DA), the sources added.

So, the employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance, according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

The higher allowances most probably to implement from the month of April and the cabinet may give its nod in this month, the sources confirmed.


Willing to work as APs/IPs at FMRU at CEPT Bengaluru

Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest implementation of the National Pension System Employees

dated: 18/03/2017

The General Secretaries
of Affiliated Unions of NFIR.

Sub: Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest implementation of the National Pension System Employees - reg.

A meeting of the Committee with JCM (Staff Side) under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension), Department of pension & Pensioners' Welfare was held at Sardar Patel Bhavan, New Delhi on 17th March 2017 at 15.00 hrs. Brief on the discussions is given below:

(i) At the outset, Secretary (Pension) stated that the Committee will try to consider and propose for safeguarding the interests of pensioners appointed on or after 01/01/2004. He said that the purpose of meeting was to elicit views from JCM (Staff Side) and make out report with an attempt to accommodate the views by and large.

(ii) Thereafter, the Additional Secretary (Pension) made a brief presentation highlighting the attempts of the Committee for formulating Rules, Regulations and Procedures to be considered by the Government.

(iii) Initiating discussions, the JCM (Staff Side) leaders have reiterated their consistent stand that the Liberalized Pension Scheme needs to be made applicable to those who joined the Government service from 01/01/2004.

2. The JCM (Staff Side) leader Dr.M.Raghavaiah and Standing Committee Member, Shri Guman Singh have participated in the meeting and pointed out as follows:

(a) The Committee should consider for recommending 50% of Last Pay drawn as minimum pension to the retiring NPS subscribers irrespective of their total service.

(b) The Pension Rules of 1972 be incorporated in the proposed draft Rules in an appropriate manner, thereby pension is guaranteed to the families of retired/deceased employees and their dependents.

(c) While 60% of Pension wealth will be paid to the retiring NPS subscriber, the remaining 40% is invested by PFRDA on which retiring employee has no control. What is needed to be ensured is "Guarantee for payment of 50% of Last Pat drawn as Pension". Remaining 40% Pension wealth may be invested or used by PFRDA on which,retiring employee may have no claim.

(d) In the Railways, the employer deducts l0% of wages from employee's salary towards subscription and contributes equal amount. No Railway employee knows what their actual amount is, as no written statement is furnished by the employer. The JCM (Staff Side) is not concerned about the role of PFRDA - NSDL- etc., as every Railway employee wants to know what is his/her amount (subscription plus contribution). It should be ensured that Railways should give atleast annually, the statement of accumulated amount to the employee so that on the date of his retirement, he/she will know whether entire money was credited to PFRDA and equally he/she will know what would be 60% of the total pension wealth. The present defective system needs to be streamlined.

The above is for information of affiliates.
Yours fraternity
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Service/Retirement Benefits: Lok Sabha Q&A


(TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.03.2017)
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has reviewed or proposed to review the service and retirement benefits of Government employees;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the changes made/proposed to be made in regard to deputation and early retirement policies?


Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (b): The service and retirement benefits are decided and reviewed as per the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) and acceptance/rejection of the same by the Government thereon. The recommendations of Seventh CPC have been considered by the Government and necessary resolutions have already been published in the Gazette of India.

(c): Vide DoPT's O.M. No. 2/6/2016-Estt.Pay-II dated 17.02.2016, the Administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organisations have been delegated powers to extend a deputation tenure upto seven years where absolutely necessary in public interest.This shall be subject to fulfilment of conditions prescribed in DoPT's O.M. No. 6/8/2009- Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010.
The voluntary retirement policy of AIS officers have also been aligned with other Central Government employees vide this Ministry's Gazette Notification No.24012/04/2016.AIS-II(Pension) dated 27.02.2017.


Clarification on SSC grading - GDS recruitment


As per the Notification issued & available on website, the following is the vacancy position of GDS posts in Andhra Pradesh Circle : Division-wise & Category-wise




  • Any candidate will be allowed to register only one time in the portal.
  • With this registration number he may apply to any of the circles or any number of optional posts.
  • Candidate can opt any five choice of posts with preference of priority from the Circle / Circles applied.
Required documents should be uploaded in the permitted file sizes.
Age : Between 18 & 40 ( as on the last date of submission)
Relaxation for OBC = 03 years
SC / ST = 05 years
PH = 10 years
Qualification : 10th Standard from approved State Boards
Computer knowledge : required basic computer training certificate for 60 days
Residence : Selected candidates should seek residence in BO village with in one month after selection.
Adequate means of livelihood : an undertaking should be given after selection.
Security : for BPM Rs.25,000-
other GDS : Rs.10,000-
in the form of Fidelity Guarantee Bond or NSC Certificate
  • Past experience or service will not be considered for selection.
  • Cycling knowledge is a pre-requisite condition for out door posts.
Fee payment : OC / OBC Male candidates should pay a fee of Rs.100- (one hundred only) at any Head Post Office by informing the registration number.

SC/ ST & all Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

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16th March 2017 strike report – Karnataka COC

I thank one and all the Central Government Employees of the Karnataka State who are affiliated to the Confederation of CG employees for making the 16th March 2017 strike a grand success, the leaders of the affiliates were working for making this strike a success . The Central leaders Com KKK Kuttyji President Confederation of CG employees had been to the state of Karnataka many times, his valuable guidance has inspired us very much. I also thank Com Krishnanji Secretary General Confederation of CG employees for his valuable guidance in making 16th March 2017 strike a grand success.
The participation of employees in 16th March 2017 strike was very good in Karnataka state, apart from Bangalore CG employees in all districts of the state of Karnataka had participated in the strike, this time there was huge success, this is due to the success campaign by all leaders, it was a joint effort.

The strike in Postal was historic, many of the Post offices were locked and the strike participation was nearly 90%.

The participation in ITEF, AICGWBEA, RMS was near to 100%, In Survey of India, AG’s Census it was nearly 70%, Civil Accounts for the first time participated with 95% strike.

The media have given good coverage of the strike, the article and photos of the strike were taken and published in many newspapers in many parts of the state.

Com Tapen Senji Hon’ble Member of Rajya Sabha has raised our justified demands in the floor of the Rajya Sabha. On behalf of COC Karnataka I express my gratitude to Com Tapen Senji for taking up the issues.

I hope our demands gets attention of the Government, the promises made to our leaders by the Group of Ministers is kept up and your issues get resolved at the earliest. I once again thank all the employees and leaders for making this strike of 16th March 2017 a success.

Comradely yours

General Secretary

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