Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7th Pay Review Commission for implementing the recommendations in Education Institutes submits its report to HRD Ministry

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
18-April-2017 17:18 IST

The Seventh Pay Review Commission for implementing the recommendations in Education Institutes submits its report to HRD Ministry 

Prakash Javadekar assures University and College Teachers for getting justice in their Salary related matters 

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar has assured the teacher fraternity and staff of Education Institutions, University and Colleges of getting justice in their remuneration related matters. Addressing media persons here in New Delhi, the Minister said the Seventh Pay Review Commission for implementing the recommendations in educational institute, University and Colleges has submitted its report to the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Accordingly, a Committee headed by Secretary Higher Education has been constituted. The Committee will have officials from Finance Ministry and other relevant offices and it will submit its final recommendations which will go to Cabinet.

Shri Prakash Javadekar hoped that the Professors, Staff and every individual in education sector will definitely get benefited. He said ‘those who had some doubt whether government is moving or not in this direction, let me dispel their doubts that we have already started action and soon they will get good news’. He further urged the education fraternity to try more vigorously to improve the quality of education at all levels and concentrate on study, examination and assessment work.

Three Postal Buildings in Tamilnadu stands tall with Heritage status

DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
18-April-2017 16:06 IST
DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees
The attention is drawn to the media news about extension of working hours of Central Government employees by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. It has been stated in the news item that Central Government employees’ working hours will be changed from 09.00 AM to 07.00 PM. It was also stated that the holiday of Saturday will also be done away with for the Central Government employees.
In this regard, the DoPT clarifies that there is no such proposal under consideration of the Central Government. The media news regarding the extension of working hours and abolition of holiday on Saturday for Central Government employees is false and baseless. There is no oral or unwritten order issued in this regard.


Instructions to stop irregular Rule-37 transfers


DA applicable to Employees of Cental Government and Central Autonomous Bodies - Department of Posts Order

Department of Posts Order : Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f 1.7.2016 and 1.1.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Automonous Bodies continue to draw their pay as per 5th CPC & DA applicable w.e.f.1.1.2017 asper 6 th CPC

CSI RollOut 1st Daily Account Of Kollegal H.O - 571440 under Nanjangud

Request for immediately taking up issue of practical difficulties in receiving fee payments from applicants for selection and engagement in GDS

"rashmin dineshchandra purohit"<rashminpurohit@rediffmail.com> to you & others
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:10:58 GMT+0530

To: <aipeugrc@gmail.com>
Cc: <cpmg_guj@indiapost.gov.in>
Bcc: ,

Respected sir,
Namaskar. As provided in Directorate letter No. 17-23/2016-GDS dated 17-03-2017 and relevant guidelines,fee payments from applicants for selection and engagement in GDS has to be received only at Head Post Offices and that too in a Fee Collection Module created for the purpose in online portal only. At the end of day, the counter PA has to enter bulk entry of total fee collected and number of transactions made in ePayment module for the purpose of reconciliation of amount collected and credited.
In practical implementation and execution of the above stated procedure there is unmanageable difficulties to staff and also to applicants who has to come to HO from long distance. The entire process depend on appropriate and uninterrupted net connectivity but there is off and on or low network connectivity which results into difficulties, irritation in queues and avoidable hardships to postal officials and applicants. As there is only one used ID and password, work has to be done on one counter only. There are big queues on counters from yesterday 17th April. As the portal concerned could not be connectible on 17th, the first day, huge number of candidates coming from 100-200 km distance at HOs had to go back and come again. This will be repeated and hardships will continue.

If the fee receiving in ePayments would be allowed at each S.O. it could be quite comfortable to all concerned. Mostly rural people has to travel too much and come in big queue at HO. 

This procedure may be reviewed from all angles and aspects with a view to enable unemployed aspirants to deposit their fees at their nearest POs and avoiding hardships at HO also.

I hope, heads of circle would also call for details from HOs and take up issue with Dte . with factual report and valuable suggestions.

It is requested to take up matter with appropriate authority without delay urging immediate review and revision.

With regards

Yours sincerely

Rashmin Purohit 
CS AIPE Union Group C

Unification of RNet and Parcel Net websites - One portal for RNet and Parcel Net


The Department of Posts started supply of HAND HELD DEVICES (MCD) to Branch Offices to do some of the items of work in BOs viz., POSB & PORD DEPOSITS / WITH DRAWALS , e-MO ISSUE / PAID, etc., in many divisions in a phased manner. 

For the preliminary information of GDS the available material is published here under in the form of links:



(Source: The above concerned material received / extracted from websites/what'sup for information only)

SB Order 01/2017 : Corrigendum Submission of Financial Transaction report in Form 61 and 61A for certain POSB Transactions

Submission of Financial Transaction report in Form 61 and 61A for certain POSB Transactions

House Rent Allowance (HRA) Claims Under Scrutiny. How To Avoid Rejection

The Mumbai tribunal said in a recent ruling that the assessing officer can now demand further proof for allowing HRA deduction.

Recent rulings from income tax tribunals on house rent allowance or HRA claims have brought the tax rebate to the fore. The Mumbai tribunal in a recent ruling said the assessing officer can now demand further proof for allowing HRA deduction.

“The judgment of Ahmedabad tribunal and recent judgement of Mumbai tribunal are not contradictory per se and have necessarily the similar import. In the ruling of Ahmedabad tribunal, the person was living with his wife and was transferring the rent amount to her bank account. As twin requirements of occupation and actual payment were satisfied, hence it was allowed,” said Sandeep Sehgal, director of tax and regulatory at Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP.
“The Mumbai tribunal has only imposed a stringent requirement to produce other necessary documents to prove the genuineness of the claim. Hence, people claiming the HRA exemption for rent paid to relatives are advised to maintain robust documentation to prove the actual payment, actual occupation and genuineness of transaction,” he added.

HRA forms a big component of an employee’s salary. Salaried individuals who live on rent can claim HRA to lower taxes. It is partially exempted from taxes. However, if the individual does not live in a rented accommodation, HRA is fully taxable. Tax experts say that after the tribunals’ rulings, the HRA claims will be under close scrutiny from the tax department.

Now, taxpayers who were claiming HRA exemption on the basis of fake rent receipts may find it difficult to claim the exemption, said Maneet Puri of Taxmann. Experts say that taxpayers, especially who pay rent to relatives, and claim HRA benefits could face higher scrutiny.

The Taxman executive lists out some procedures to follow:

  • You should have evidence of your actual stay at residential house of your mother, father, wife etc. (viz. close relative). You can enter into a rent agreement for this purpose.
  • It is difficult to substantiate rental payments made in cash. So, it’s better to pay house rent to your close relative through transfer of money in his or her bank account.
  • If you are making rental payments which will be taxable in the hands of your close relative, make sure that he or she files income tax return (ITR) and shows such rental receipts in that return of income.
  • It may happen that the addresses mentioned in your ration card, bank statement and return of income do not match with the recorded address of your rented premises. In that case, you will be in trouble as now the Income Tax Department may scrutinize such cases.
  • You will have to ensure that your rental payments do not exceed the market value of similar property in your vicinity. The income tax officer may disallow HRA exemption in such a case.
  • If you are staying in any flat of society of your relative, make sure to intimate the secretary of society about your tenancy.
Source: Profitndtv

Automated Mail Processing Centre Work Flow Chart


Financial impact of 7th CPC on medical institutes

7th Pay Commission impact on Medical Institutes
ANSWERED ON: 07.04.2017
Pay Commission Impact on Medical Institutes
Will the Minister of
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that the medical institutes have expressed their inability to comply with the Government’s circular to generate 30 per cent of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the Seventh Pay Commission;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto; and
(c) the corrective steps proposed to be taken up by the Government in this regard?

(a) to (c): Government has not put any mandatory condition on Medical Institutes to generate 30% of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Most Medical Institutes have expressed inability to meet 30% of the additional financial impact. Therefore, the Ministry has submitted 13 proposals so far to Ministry of Finance for relaxation in the condition to bear 30% of additional financial impact.

Legal Status of GDS - GDS Committee Recommendations

We demanded the GDS Pay Committee to remove the ceiling on the work hours and working hours i.e. Removal of Rule 3A (I) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules. This rule has no way concern to legal status of GDS because the Rule was framed by DoP only. These Rules have no legality. 

Legal Status to GDS is completely different from removal of 5 hours cap. At present majority of GDS performing their duties beyond 5 hours. It is evidently proved through the Right to Information Act which was already submitted to GDS Pay Committee ( up to 16 & 18 hours GDS BPM's are still working ). 
After implementation of Rural ICT & India Post Payment Bank, all most all the GDS including MC/ MD will also perform their duties beyond 5 hours in all 23 Circles.By removing this ceiling of 5 hours work , they must be obsorbed as Contractual or Temporary or may be Permanent employees.

Government of India may take a decision on that matter.Before that the Department of Posts must ammend that Rule 3 A (I) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rule and mandatorily provide 8 hours duty to all the Gramin Dak Sevaks.

It is one and only major demand of National Union.
CH.Laxmi Narayana
President , NUGDS.

List of Heritage Buildings in Indiapost


Name of Heritage Building


Patna General Post Office, Bhagalpur Head Post Office, Postal Training Centre Darbhanga


New Delhi General Post Office,

New Delhi General Post Office,

Himachal Pradesh

Mandi Head Post Office, Chhotta Shimla, Shimla General Post Office, Ambedkar Chowk Post Office, Kasauli Post Office.


Mumbai General Post Office,

Nagpur General Post Office,

Director Accounts Postal Nagpur, 

Pune General Post Office, 

Panaji Head Post Office.


Amritsar Head Post Office.


Postal Training Centre in Mysore, Divisional Office Bellary, Circle Office in Bangalore.


Circle Office in Trivandrum.


Chennai General Post Office,

Udhagamandalam Head Post Office,

Nagapattinam Head Post Office.

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi City Post Office, 

Varanasi Head Post Office, 

Lucknow General Post Office,

Circle Office in Lucknow, 

Agra Head Post Office.

West Bengal

Return Letter Office in Kolkata, Darjeeling Head Post Office, Cooch Behar Post Office, Kolkata General Post Office, Baruipur Head Post Office, Behrampur Head Post Office, Alipore Head Post Office, Diamond Harbour Head Post Office, Mud Point Post Office, Khejoori Post Office.