Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Letter to Cabinet Secretary -Grievances of the Central Government Employees

Conduct of LDGE for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of PA / SA from Postman / Mail Guard and MTS cadre for deputation to Army Postal Services


Termination of Officiating arrangment

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Conduct of Limited Department Competitive Examination for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of PA/SA from Postman/Mail Guard and MTS cadres in Odisha Circle

NOTIFICATION

F. No. RE/30-23/2017/LGO (APS) Dated 27.03.2017
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Office of Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar - 751001

Sub: Conduct of Limited Department Competitive Examination for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of PA/SA from Postman/Mail Guard and MTS cadres.

Applications in the prescribed format (Annexure-1) are invited from the willing male applicants forLimited Department Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of PA/SA from Postman/Mail Guard, Despatch Rider and MTS cadres to serve in Army Postal Service as ‘Warrant Officers’. Declaration to serve in APS must also be enclosed with the Application form by the Applicants in Annexure-2.
2. Number of vacancies = 09 Nos
UR/General SC ST Total
7 1 1 9

3. Eligibility Criteria:-

(a) Service eligibility:
  • Postman/Mail Guard of concerned Division/Unit with three years of regular service in the Grade.
  • Despatch Rider of concerned Division/Unit with five years of regular service in the Grade including any regular service put in the erstwhile Group ‘D’ post on regular basis.
  • MTS of concerned Division/Unit with five years of regular service in the Grade including any regular service put in the erstwhile Group ‘D’ post on regular basis.
Crucial date of service eligibility: 01st January, 2017

(b) Age: The Maximum age limit is 40 years on the date of enrollment in APS as ‘Warrant Officer”.
(c) Minimum Physical Standards:

(i) Height: 157 cms. (For applicants from Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Hill region of West Bengal, the minimum height is 152 cms.)
(ii) Weight: 50 Kgs.
(iii) Chest: 77 cms. (82 cms. When expanded)

4. Pay Matrix level:

As per 6th CPC, Pre-revised Basic Pay Rs. 7510 + Grade Pay Rs. 2400 and as per the 7th CPC, Level 4 (Rs. 25500-56800), which in APS is considered in Level 5 (Rs. 29200 -64700). The deputationists have the option to choose either the Civil Pay or Military Pay whichever is beneficial to them.

Transfer and posting in HSG-I cadre in Odisha Circle

Transfer and posting in HSG-I cadre in Odisha Circle

Age Relaxation in Job

Age Relaxation in Job for Widows, divorced Woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands who are not re-married.

Relaxation of age up to 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the widows, divorced women and women judicially separated (JSW) from their husbands who are not re-married, for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post already exists in Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) Office Memorandum (OM) No. 15012/13/79-Estt (D) dated 19.01.1980. Similar relaxation also exists for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive Examination in DoP&T OM No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990. All the above mentioned instructions have been reiterated vide DoP&T OM No. 41034/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 30.01.2014.

It is incumbent upon all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India to follow the above mentioned instructions.

This was stated by the 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 in a written reply to a question by Shri B. Sriramulu in the Lok Sabha today

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Transfer / Posting / re-allotment Orders for JTS Group "A" Cadre - TN Circle dtd 29/03/2017



Backlog Vacancies : DOPT Minister Reply in Lok Sabha

As per information provided by 10 major Ministries/Departments including Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings etc., 28,713 vacancies remained unfilled as on 31.12.2016, which comes to about 31% of 92,589 backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The Government had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of the then Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment to make an analysis of the reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies and to suggest remedial measures. Based on the recommendations of this Committee, Department of Personnel and Training issued instructions in November/December, 2014 to all Ministries/Departments to constitute in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies.
Various Ministries/Departments have constituted in-house committee and initiated action for filling up of reserved vacancies.

Department of Personnel and Training monitors the progress in filling up of reserved category vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes with 10 Ministries/Departments having majority of the employees in Central Government. Six meetings were held in this regard.

The total number of backlog reserved category vacancies is 28,713 in respect of those 10 Ministries/Departments.

As per information provided by those 10 Ministries/Departments, 20,975 vacancies for Scheduled Castes, 15,874 vacancies for Scheduled Tribes and 27,027 vacancies for Other Backward Classes have been filled up during the period 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2016.

These 10 Ministries/Departments have been requested to take expeditious action with regard to the unfilled reserved backlog vacancies.

This was stated by the 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 in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Neelam Sonker and Shri Dushyant Chautala in the Lok Sabha today. 

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CHQ writes to Secretary, DOP on payment of salary to the employees & payment of pension on 01.04.2017

CHQ writes to Secretary, DOP on payment of salary to the employees & payment of pension on 01.04.2017

7th Pay Commission: Committee Seeks Ministries’ Views On 14 Allowances

The Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.
New Delhi: A high-level committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa will finalise its report on payment of allowances to 47 lakh government employees after receiving comments from ministries on treatment of over a dozen such benefits.

The panel, which was asked to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendation for abolition of 53 allowances out of a total of 196 and subsuming another 36 into larger existing ones, at its meeting today sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of 14 allowances.
Sources said these 14 allowances had not been factored in previously and the concerned ministries have been asked to give their views on what is to be done with them.

These allowances include accidental allowance, outstation detention allowance, trip allowance, and ghat allowance.

The panel will finalise its report after it gets the comments, they said, adding one more meeting of the committee is likely for doing so.

The government is keen to give out the revised allowances from the fiscal year beginning April 1 but will take a call on payment of arrears in case the rollout is delayed, they said.

The Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Pay Commission had recommended abolition of or subsuming of allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

Out of a total of 196 allowances, it had recommended abolition of 53 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones.

Sources said the committee in its next meeting will also finalise its views on pay commission recommendation of reducing the house rent allowance (HRA) to 24 per cent of basic pay as against the 30 per cent of basic pay employees were drawing under the Sixth Pay Commission.
Source:- NDTV PROFIT

Submission of Allowance Committee Report

Submission of Allowance Committee Report

Latest news on submission of 7th CPC Allowance Committee Report

“Today(28.03.2017) in Parliament, Minister of State for Finance Shri Santhosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to a question regarding the submission of Allowance Committee Report. He said that the Allowance Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.”


Detailed Questions and Answers:
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION No. 2986

TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, THE 28th MARCH, 2017
CHAITRA 7, 1939 (SAKA)
ALLOWANCE OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
2986. SHRI A. VIJAYAKUMAR
SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:

Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

(a) Whether Government has formed a Committee for taking decision about the allowances to the Central Government employees and removal of anomalies in their pay scales announced by the Seventh Pay Commission;

(b) if so, whether the Committee has submitted its report;

(c) if so, the main features thereof and if not, the reasons for delay in submission of report;
and

(d) the time by which recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission regarding the allowances are proposed to be implemented?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) to (d): The Committee on allowances has been constituted vide order dated 22.07.2016 to examine and make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to allowances are warranted and if so, in what form. A separate anomaly committee at National Level has also been set up, vide O.M. dated 09.09.2016, to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

The National Anomaly Committee has made recommendations on the calculation methodology of the Disability Pension for Defence forces personnel. The Committee on allowances has received a large number of demands on allowances and even now receiving such demands. All the demands have been diligently examined. The Committee has already held 13 meeting so far and interacted with the representatives of Central Nodal Ministries, National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and officers and representatives of employee associations of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Home Affairs, Railways, Defence and Department of Posts. The Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Source : Rajya Sabha

7th Pay Commission Allowances Committee Meeting held on 28th March 2017

Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 28.3.2017 remained inconclusive.

7th Pay Commission Allowances Committee Meeting held on 28th March 2017 – AIRF reports that discussion held on 28 th March 2017 has ended without conclusion.

Japan Post Bank Power Point Presentation

Japan Post Bank Power Point Presentation at FNPO &JPGU Joint Seminar on comparative study on IPPB & Japan Post Bank held on 22.3.2017 at Visakhapatnam.

To view ppt click the below two links.


Haryana’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra starts operations in Karnal

Karnal, March 25
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday inaugurated the state’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra, a joint venture of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Department of Posts (DOP) here.

He also announced that apart from Karnal, two more Passport Seva Kendras will be started in Hisar and Faridabad soon.
The chief minister said people would get the passport in just seven days.
Initially, residents of Jind, Panipat and Karnal would be able to avail the facility at Karnal centre, and later some other districts would be added with this centre after reviewing its load, Khattar said.

The Union Government has planned to set up such kind of passport centres in around 450 cities, he said.

When asked about the Jat agitation, he said after the talk with the government the Jat community members have been lifting their dharnas and the government has also been working to implement their demands.

Riya (6), a resident of Ashok Nagar, became the first applicant at this centre. She along with her mother Babli and father Vineet Garg had come to apply for passport. The Chief Minister also greeted Riya for availing this opportunity.

“We had applied for the passport of Riya at Ambala office, but when we came to know about Karnal office then we immediately applied for an appointment. Luckily, we got first appointment,” said Riya’s mother.

Enable TCP/IP Network Protocol for SQL Server

In Most of the post offices, SQL 2005 or above is configured. In that Offices, after AD Migration the Post Office application could not be accessed by IP address  but it is being accessed by Server Name. Enable TCP/IP address to access SQL server through IP Address


1. Run the SQL Server Configuration Manager.
2. Select the SQL Server Network Configuration.
3. To change the port assignment right-click on the TCP/IP protocol and select Properties.
4. To change the port assignment right-click on the TCP/IP protocol and select Properties.

5. In the details pane, right-click TCP/IP, and then click Enable..

Now you can connect by using IP Addresses

Notification of Filling up of Vacancies of Drivers (grade-III) in MMS Bangalore

DPMS for Delivery Branch Operations in CSI - Replacement of Postman Module

Delivery and Postman Management System (DPMS) helps Post Office staffs to manage delivery of mails and articles at its post offices. 
The different types of mail delivery handled under DPMS are:
  1. Speed Post
  2. Registered mail
  3. Parcel, VPP
  4. Money Order
  5. International mail
  6. Ordinary mail
  7. Insured mail
  8. COD mail
How to Access DPMS?
1. Login to SAP with your User ID and password.
2. The SAP Easy Access screen appears.
3. Enter Transaction Code ‘ZMODPMS’. The Delivery and Postman Management System – Main Screen appears.

Deliver Accountable Mail

The Accountable Mail Delivery screen helps you to perform following functions:
1. Receive Mail Bag.
2. Open the received bag.
3. Issue articles received in the facility to the postman for delivery.
4. Update the status of delivered /undelivered articles.
5. Approve the delivery status of undelivered articles.
6. Redirect the articles to other address and charge redirection fee.
7. Return the unclaimed articles to the post office mapped to sender’s address.
8. Keep the articles on hold on recipient's request.

Lavasa panel fails to wrap up deliberations on 7th pay commission

Employees seek clarity on 14 additional allowances that the pay panel did not include in its report

A panel headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, tasked with examining the 7th Pay Commission’s (7th CPC) recommendations on allowances, has been forced to delay wrapping up its deliberations as representatives of the central government’s 4.7 million employees have sought clarity on 14 additional allowances that the pay panel did not include in its report.

This will lead to the late submission of observations by the Lavasa panel to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which, in turn, will cause a delay in the Union Cabinet’s and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s final decision on the matter.
Out of 196 allowances, the 7th CPC report recommended the abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming of another 36 into the existing ones. In addition, there were some 14 allowances that were not included in the report. These included accident allowance, allowance in lieu of running room facilities, breach of rest allowance, ghat allowance, officiating allowance, outstation detention and receiving allowances, shunting allowance, trip allowance and waiting duty allowance, among others. The CPC report stated that allowances not mentioned in the report should be abolished anyway.

“We have had representations from employee unions that a decision should be taken on these allowances as well. These have come from various ministries and hence a call will have to be taken. There will be another meeting soon to decide on this particular matter,” said a senior government official.

The official said the CPC’s original expenditure assessment of nearly Rs 30,000 crore additional annual outlay on implementing its recommendations on allowances is expected to be unchanged.

All other decisions, including on house rent allowance, will be finalised in the next meeting, which the Lavasa panel hopes will be its last one, the official added. 

After that the cabinet is expected to decide the issue soon. It is understood that the Centre wants to move fast on this issue.

In late June last year, after implementing the CPC proposals on salary and pension, Jaitley had announced the Lavasa panel would examine the suggestions on allowances. It had time till October to give the report but this got delayed. The decision on allowances was postponed because the CPC wanted a number of them to be abolished or subsumed, while employee unions opposed this.

A deferment on revising of allowances meant that as opposed to a burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore as envisaged by the CPC, the government had provisioned for Rs 84,933 crore in 2016-17 for pay and pension, including Rs 12,000 crore in arrears.

There are other recommendations on allowances which the panel led by Lavasa has been tasked with examining. These include a change in the present system of accounting, wherein pay and allowances are clubbed and it is difficult to bifurcate them. The CPC recommended a separate object head for budgeting and accounting be used to record the expenditure.

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Notice to the public for CBS Post Offices - No Transaction on 01.04.2017

No Transaction on 01 April 2017 due to End of the Year

31- ST ALL INDIA CONFERENCE AT BANGALORE

Implementation of Cadre Restructuring Proposal in Odisha Circle – Updates

For last few days, Com. B Samal Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle is in regular contact with Com. R N Parashar, General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ to know the disposal of Postal JCA letter submitted to the Secretary (Posts) on 17.03.2017 suggesting several modifications on Cadre Restructuring proposal of Group-C postal employees with request to keep the implementation order in abeyance till such modifications.

Accordingly, we had also requested our Chief PMG here in Bhubaneswar which we have already informed in this blog.
Neither any order was received from the Directorate to keep the implementation order in abeyance nor the Circle administration keep our request to delay the process. The Head Quarters Region. Bhubaneswar released the posting orders on 22.03.2017 and the same was released by Sambalpur and Berhampur Region on 25.03.2017.

We intimated the concern of the employees of Odisha Circle to our CHQ over phone and requested the General Secretary to act swiftly to release order of abeyance soon.

During our discussion on 25.03.2017 and 26.03.2017, the General Secretary told us that the case file is under examination and positive order may be issued soon. He will monoitor it on Monday (27.03.2017).

On 27.03.2017 morning we reminded our General Secretary who told us that after collecting information from the Directorate he will intimate. But since evening of 27.03.2017, we seriously failed to get in contact with the Genl. Secretary.

Then we tried to contact with Com. J Ramamurty, our CHQ president on 28.03.2017 who told me that he is also strongly pursuing the case with the Genl. Secretary who failed to meet the Secretary (Posts) on 27.03.2017. Since this is the fag end of March, everybody in the Directorate is busy with target management. Com. President suggested me to wait till first week of April since only after the end of this financial year we can strongly pursue the case and get some positive result.

Thus, we would like to request our staff members to have patience and wait till we receive some response from the CHQ / Directorate.

We have done whatever possible at Circle level .

= B SAMAL =
Circle Secretary

Gujarat Postal Circle Recruitment 2017 Update: Apply for 413 Multi-Tasking Staff Vacancies

Department of Posts, Office of The Chief Postmaster General, Gujarat Postal Circle, Ahmedabad has released a notification on its official website for the recruitment of 413 Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) Cadre vacancies. The recruitment will be done in Subordinate Post and Administrative Offices for different Regions under direct Recruitment. The interested candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply online. The application process has begun. The last date of submitting applications is April 10 by 23.59 Hrs.
Candidates can go through other details such as age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply by visiting official website.

A total of 413 posts will be filled by the recruitment process. The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of Aptitude Test and Descriptive Examination.

Gujarat Postal Circle Vacancy Details
Total No.of Posts: 413
Name of the Division & Posts:
A. Subordinate Post Office: 325 Posts

I. Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) Cadre (In Ahmedabad HQ Region): 127 Posts

1. Ahmedabad GPO: 18 Posts
2. Ahmedabad City: 09 Posts
3. Gandhinagar: 05 Posts
4. Sabarkantha: 03 Posts
5. Mahesana: 02 Posts
6. Banaskantha: 02 Posts
7. Patan: 02 Posts
8. MMS Ahd: 02 Posts
9. CSD Ahd: 02 Posts
10. RMS ‘AM’ Division: 81 Posts
II. Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) Cadre (In Rajkot Region): 62 Posts

1. Amreli: 05 Posts
2. Bhavnagar: 06 Posts
3. Gondal: 02 Posts
4. Jamnagar: 05 Posts
5. Junagadh: 07 Posts
6. Kachchh: 09 Posts
7. Porbandar: 02 Posts
8. Rajkot: 05 Posts
9. Surendranagar: 03 Posts
10. RMS RJ Division: 18 Posts
III. Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) Cadre (In Vadodara Region): 136 Posts
1. Anand: 03 Posts
2. Bardoli: 03 Posts
3. Bharuch: 09 Posts
4. Kheda: 03 Posts
5. Navsari: 06 Posts
6. Panchmahal: 07 Posts
7. Surat: 13 Posts
8. Vadodara (East): 16 Posts
9. Vadodara (West): 04 Posts
10. Valsad: 06 Posts
11. RMS ‘W’ Division: 66 Posts
B. Administrative Office: 88 Posts
1. CPMG Office, Ahmedabad: 14 Posts
2. PMG Office, Rajkot: 02 Posts
3. PMG Office, Vadodara: 01 Post
4. Postal Training Centre, Vadodara: 10 Posts
5. O/o Director of Accounts(Postal), Ahmedabad: 12 Posts
6. Postal Store Depot, Ahmedabad: 14 Posts
7. Postal Store Depot, Rajkot: 12 Posts
8. Postal Store Depot Vadodara: 14 Posts
Age Limit: Candidates should visit official notification for details.
Selection Process: The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of Aptitude Test and Descriptive Examination.

Rotational Transfer of PA, SBCO under Head Quarters Region, Bhubaneswar - Odisha Circle

Rotational Transfer of PA, SBCO under Head Quarters Region, Bhubaneswar - Odisha Circle