Saturday, April 08, 2017

Important News on Cadre Restructuring in Department of Posts

Yesterday Dated 7-4-2017  BPEF Secretary General Sri Santosh Kumar Singhji had fruitful meeting with Secretary Department of Posts  on Cadre Restructuring.

Secretary Department of Posts  has kindly agreed on the demand of BPEF regarding Divisioalization of LSG and also one time Relaxation for promotion to HSG 1 and HSG II under new Cadre Restructuring.

Orders will likely to be issued shortly  on Monday or Tuesday

This modification is considered in view of demand requested  by Bharathiya Postal Employees Federation.

BPEF is very much thankful to Govt,Secretary Department of Posts  and all concerned for considering this important and genuine demand and helping large number of staff to work within division peaceful.
General Secretary Bharatiya Postal Employess Association Gr. C

NAPE Group 'C' suggestions on Review of Transfer Policy

NAPE Group 'C' request to Secretary , DoP for immediate intervention and negotiated settlement on issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring Orders of Postal Group 'C' employees.

Requesting Changes in McCamish by M/s Infosys

For the past few weeks Mc-camish reports is not working.Humble suggestion to resolve the issue

If it is possible M/S Infosys may change the Premium collection screen for immediate tallying the accounts
1) Today's Total Collection Rs.XXXX may be provided by automatically fetching the data  on the day begin date ( Mc-camish server date) in the premium collection screen for tallying the accounts.

Hope, This may kindly be incorporated with McCmish by Infosys Soon.

NAPE Group 'C' letter to Secretary , DoP on Cadre Restructuring Orders

NAPE Group 'C' request to Secretary , DoP for immediate intervention and negotiated settlement on issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring Orders of Postal Group 'C' employees.

Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2017 – 1789 GDS Vacancies

Click below to know how to apply
Post office Recruitment 2017 notification has been issued for the post of Gramin Dak Sevak/GDS at Maharashtra. Education Qualification, District-wise vacancy details, Method of application, Selection procedure and all other details of this Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2017 have been explained below. Candidates are advised to read this Post office Gramin Dak Sevak jobs notification carefully before applying. Candidates interested in applying for this GDS jobs in post office have to apply online.

Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2017

Latest India Post recruitment notification has been issued for 1789 posts of Gramin Dak Sevak at Maharashtra, out of which 375 posts are reserved for OBC Candidates, 124 posts for SC Candidates, 256 posts for ST Candidates and 1034 General Category / Unreserved candidates. District wise GDS Vacancy details have been explained below. Candidate willing to apply for this Post office Recruitment have to apply online before 06th May 2017

Details of Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2017
Name of the post – Gramin Dak Sevak
No of vacancy – 1789
Salary – Not Specified
Method of application – Online 
Job Location – Maharashtra 
Age Limit: 
Between 18 to 40 Years
Age Relaxation:
3 years for OBC Candidates, 5 Years for SC/ST Candidates and 10 years for PHD Candidates
Education Qualification: 
Candidates must have completed 10th standard and must have basic computer knowledge. Candidates will have to submit basic computer training certificate for at least 60 days from a recognised Computer Training Institute
District wise GDS Vacancy in Maharashtra 
1. Aurangabad – 54 Posts
2. Beed – 44 Posts
3. Bhusaval – 33 Posts
4. Dhule – 44 Posts
5. Jalgaon – 52 Posts
6. Nanded – 106 Posts
7. Osmanabad – 90 Posts
8. Pharbhani – 136 Posts
9. RMS L DN Bhusawal – 42 Posts
10. Goa – 22 Posts
11. Kolhapur – 51 Posts
12. Ratnagiri – 54 Posts
13. RMS BM DN Miraj – 02 Posts
14. Sangli – 50 Posts
15. Sindhudurg – 30 Posts
16. Mumbai – 07 Posts
17. Akola – 91 Posts
18. Amaravati – 51 Posts
19. Buldana – 24 Posts
20. Chandrapur – 114 Posts
21. Nagpur City – 21 Posts
22. Nagpur Moffusil – 93 Posts
23. Wardha – 45 Posts
24. Yeotmal – 97 Posts
25. Malegaon – 12 Posts
26. Nasik – 19 Posts
27. New Mumbai – 18 Posts
28. Raigad – 10 Posts
29. Thane Central – 06 Posts
30. Thane West – 16 Posts
31. Ahmednagar – 27 Posts
32. Pandharpur – 68 Posts
33. Pune City East – 16 Posts
34. Pune City West – 11 Posts
35. Pune Moffusil – 37 Posts
36. Satara – 116 Posts
37. Shrirampur – 31 Posts
38. Solapur – 43 Posts

How will be the post office GDS Selection Procedure?

Selection for this job will be made on the basis of Merit of marks scored in 10th Class. No Special preference/consideration will be given for Candidates having higher education. 

How to apply?

Candidates willing to apply for this Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2017 have to apply online through the official website: or 

Application fees:

SC/ST/Female candidates – No Fees
All other candidates – Rs.100/-
Application fees can be paid at any head post office. Candidates should inform Registration Number at the PO Counter for making the fees payment 

Important Dates:

Starting of online application – 07-04-2017
Last date to submit Post office Online application form – 06-05-2017
Important Links:
Official Notification of Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2017
Apply online for this Post office GDS Vacancy 

Click below link to download the notification

English and Hindi member reverification Authorization form for GDS

English and Hindi member reverification Authorization form.


Click below to know how to apply

Click below link to view the official notification

Important Sites:

Candidate who desires to apply online will have to register himself in the portal through or with the basic details to obtain the Registration Number.
No.Of Posts : 1048 Posts

Post Name : Gramin Dak Sevak
Qualification : All Interested Candidates should have completed 10th or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Board/University.
Age Limit : Candidates age limit should be between 18 to 40 years as on 02-05-2017.Age relaxations as per the govt rules.
Pay Scale : Selected Candidates Per Month Rs. 2745-50-4245/- (for GDS BPM), Rs. 3635-65-5585/- (for GDS Packer), Rs. 4220-75-6470/- (for GDS MD), Rs. 2870-50-4370/- (for GDS MC) Salary.
Selection Process : Merit List.
Application Fee : For General/OBC Candidates Application Fee is – 100/- & For All Other Candidates (ST/SC) Application Fee is – Nil.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST and Female need not to pay Fee. They Can Register and apply Online directly with Registration Number. Candidates belonging to UR/OBC Male are required to make Fee payment after Registration Process and can Apply Online after availability of Fee ID and Registration Number. Candidates who has to pay fee payment can make payment only at Head Post offices.No other mode of payment is allowed.

Important Dates :

Last Date for Submission of Online Application : 08-05-2017
To Apply for Gramin Dak Sevak Recruitment – Click Here 

Letter to Sri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon'ble Minister from Sri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister regarding implementation of GDS Pay Committee

Letter to Sri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon'ble Minister of Statistices & Programme Implementation, Government of India from Sri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C) for communications, Government of India

Alert for HTV users in DOP Finacle

Flaws in using HTV menu:

Most of us using HTV for bulk verification in DOP Finacle. But there is two flaws in using HTV. They are,
New Account transaction verified without account verification.
Transactions done at one SOL(Transacting SOL) will be verified in another SOL(A/c SOL). To reduce these two, you may follow the following before running HTV menu:


  • Always check accounts pending for verification in HAFI menu.And make sure that "no records were fetched" (for detailed procedure CLICK HERE.)
  • Remove SOLID in A/c SOL field in HTV menu.
  • Enter "USER ID" in Entered by field.

Reservation Percentage for Persons with Disabilities in Appointment and Promotion

Employment to differently abled
Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three per cent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent each shall be reserved for persons suffering from (i) blindness or low vision, (ii) hearing impairment and (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability
Promotions to the higher grades are made as per provisions of the relevant Recruitment Rules. In some of the Recruitment Rules, provisions exist for promotion either on the basis of seniority in service or through Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations. The candidates, who do not qualify the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination are promoted on the basis of their inter-se-seniority in the feeder grade.

However, in cases where the departmental promotion test is the only mode of promotion, proposal to give promotion on the basis of the seniority or merit in service alone is not under consideration.

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 Chandu Lal Sahu, Shri Om Birla and Shri Chandra Prakash Joshi in the Lok Sabha today.

PostInfo : India Post has become smart post

An article on Postinfo app, written by me and published in Balarama Digest, a Malayalam weekly for the children,published on 04.04.2017. Request all to make use of the app and become smart.
Thanks to Arun P S, Pathanamthitta PO, kerala

How to know SOL wise salary upload details in DOP Finacle?

See detailed procedure in below link

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Delay In 7th CPC HRA in View Of RBI First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Report ?

Delay In 7th CPC HRA in View Of RBI First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Report ?

Central Government Employees are eagerly waiting for hike in allowances as per 7th Pay Commission. The 7th Pay Commission recommended the rates at which HRA is to be paid to 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent respectively for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns respectively of new Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay multiplying by the fitment factor of 2.57). The existing rates of HRA for these cities and towns were 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay) respectively. 

Is RBI’s Monetary Policy is concerned with 7th CPC House Rent Allowances hike?

Yesterday RBI has issued its First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18. Paramnews has analyzed this report in view of early approval of allowances committee. This report has stated that the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will not upset fiscal maths as additional expenditures will be offset by either surplus revenues or expenditure cuts. Accordingly, a view has been expressed, this time too RBI seems neutral on prohibiting to hike the allowances specially House Rent Allowances.


Can we Say RBI plays the vital role in implementing 7th CPC House Rent Allowances?
Whether Govt. had taken RBI’s report to delay the hike in HRA as per 7th CPC Recommendation?
To Find the above we should have a recap on RBI Monetary Policy Report From April 2016 to First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18.

As RBI Projected Monetary Policy Report April 2016

The implementation of the CPC’s recommendations could impact inflation and growth through: 
a) the direct impact of the proposed increase in the house rent allowance (HRA);
b) indirect effects operating through consumption to aggregate demand; and
c) inflation expectations channel 
According to RBI The higher HRA would have a direct and immediate impact on headline CPI through an increase in housing inflation. As RBI assumed a rate of increase in the HRA as proposed by the 7th CPC is implemented from early 2017-18 onwards and the State Governments implement a similar order of increase with a lag of one quarter, CPI inflation could be 100-150 bps higher than the baseline for 2017-18. We can better understand in the below given chart by RBI.

The implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) awards can have a significant bearing on the inflation trajectory through both direct and indirect channels shown by RBI in below given chart.

RBI also assumed that the impact of the pay awards is likely to be seen over a period of two years. Compared to the 6th CPC awards, increase in the housing index would be more quick and continuous and indirect effects are likely to be smaller. Moreover, outgo of arrears under 7th CPC awards would be substantially lower but HRA rates would automatically increase when the dearness allowance of the employees crosses threshold levels3.

In the broad sense, as we see the above points projected by the RBI, we can easily say that due to the reason that the Govt has stopped giving 7th CPC House Rent Allowances and constituted the Committee on Allowances under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. 

The special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is expected to recommend more than double House Rent Allowance (HRA). The committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is likely to propose a increases ranging between 106 per cent and 122 per cent in HRA for all categories of employees. The government was also expected to start giving HRA by October 2016, including all allowances, once again a report from the RBI ?

RBI governor Urjit Patel announced in the last bimonthly monetary policy on December 7, it seems that higher allowances, if at all, will not come before March 2017 i.e. the next financial year. As the RBI Governor said that disbursement of salaries and arrears under 7th Pay Commission award has not been disruptive to inflation outcomes, he added that the extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Pay Commission’s award, could push it’s fuller effect into the next financial year, rather than this financial year.

As many as 14 meeting have been held between the Committee on Allowances and the central government employees’ unions so far on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, but no consensus could be reached.

Various Media Reports are claiming that the report will be approved by cabinet after the ongoing Budget session of Parliament is over on April 12.

The finance secretary-led panel, which is giving final touches to the reworked allowances based on the 7th pay panel’s recommendations, will hold its final meeting shortly, according to various sources.

The panel met for over three hours on Wednesday to deliberate on the subject. “Decisions are broadly taken on allowances pending a final review. But these will be announced only after current Budget session ends on April 12 to avoid any controversy,” another source said.

But the questions remain here:-

  • What "Decisions" will be broadly taken on House Rent Allowances?
  • When "These" will be announced ?
  • Whether the Govt. is waiting for "RBI" nod for good time? If yes, then when does the good time appear ?
  • Is it pending due to "MCD Election" ? After 05 may 2017.
  • Is Govt waiting for Budget session of Parliament is over ? After April 12 2017.
  • Is Govt waiting for RBI Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18 ? After June 07, 2017.Thanking You!

Procedure to take the customer balance printing in DOP Finacle

  • In order to generate the customer balance report in Finacle we have a special menu which is useful for generation of customer balances.
  • The menu option user for generation of customer balances is HCUSBALP.
  • This menu is useful for inspection purpose for generation of customer balances and verification
  • Invoke the menu HCUSBALP then the system will show the below screen as shown
In the next step enter the following details as mentioned below
Enter the field From CIF ID _______________
Enter the field To CIF ID __________________
Enter the field From A/c Id _____________________
Enter the field To A/c Id _______________
Enter the Field As of Date ______________________ as shown in the below figure

  • After entering all the above said fields finally click on submit then the system will generate the report in background.
  • Invoke the menu HPR and view the report. The report will be as shown in the below figure

From the screen shot it is clear that system is showing the as on balance and complete address of the customer.

Payment of Renewal Incentive to PLI/RPLI Direct Agent and F.O(PLI) and RPLI Sales Force

How to Freeze Account in DOP Finacle?

Freeze account is possible in DOP Finacle in India Post. The following types are available 
1. Debit Freeze - Restrict subsequent deposit.
2. Credit Freeze - Restrict subsequent withdrawal
3. Total Freeze - It restrict both deposit and withdrawals
Click below link to view video tutorial on Freeze Account in DOP Finacle

Fee hike in Kendriya Vidyalayas - Academic year 2017- 18

Fee hike in Kendriya Vidyalayas - Academic year 2017- 2018
In Rajya Sabha Minister of State for HRD replied to a question yesterday regarding increasing the fee structure of KV Schools.

"Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has informed that the Sponsoring Authorities of 3 Project Sector Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) have marginally increased their fee structure w.e.f. the academic year 2017-18. In one KV i.e. KV Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela, the onetime admission fee has also been revised from Rs. 250/- to Rs.2000/-.

The names of the project KVs which have increased their fee structure are KV, Korba No. 2 NTPC; KV, Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela; & KV No. 2, Survey of India, Uppal.

KVS has permitted the sponsoring authorities of the Project Sector KVs to adopt a differential fee structure to enable them to generate the required funds to meet the recurring and non-recurring expenditure for running and maintaining the KVs opened under their sponsorship."

It is essential for every Postman in India Post to manage the summer season