Monday, April 24, 2017

Suggestions on GDS Pay Committee Report issued by Sri.Kamalesh Chandra

FNPO Letter No.GDSC/February dated 20.02.2017
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End of a Big Melo Drama : Cal off Strike

Why AIGDSU trying to cheat our GDS as we know that Department will announce a positive answer to the GDS with in a short span of time and even Secretary , DoP wants to announce some favourable orders before his retirement.At this particular period why this AIGDSU wants to create fuss among the GDS by giving a Strike notice and again by giving a call off letter.This transperntly shows that the criminal love and effection shiwing towards GDS.Dont ever try to play the melo dramas with the cool hearts of GDS who are eagerly waiting for a better change in their livelihood . This type of issues you have created somany times earlier also to deceive the poor GDS by playing a mind game. Dont try to do the same in future to cheat the lives of GDS mercelessly as you also belongs to the family of GDS.                                               
CH.Laxmi Narayana , 
All India President NUGDS.


New date on gossip - "Allowance Committee to submit report on 27th April!"

Has the wait for higher allowances for the central government finally over? The allowance committee is likely to submit its recommendations under 7th Pay Commission by Thursday toFinance Ministry, a media report said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be returning to India from his official trip to United States and Russia on Thursday. Thus, this is when the allowance committee planning to submit the recommendations report, as reported by The Sen Times. 

However, the government has not given any official confirmation regarding the submission of the report.

Deferment of strike by AIGDSU w.e.f. 25-04-2017

Making Teller balances as ZERO - Important instructions by DD,CEPT, Chennai

As per SB order 5/2016 point number 06 and 23, identifie designated PA has to check the Teller balancces daily. The procedure mentioned below is for further guidance to all Regions

Point number 23:- Teller Cash Account of each Single/Double HandedSO should be checked at HO by a designated PA to ensure that balancehas been made as 0 (Zero)

Pl follow the below procedure :-

1. Identifed PA has to log-in in FinalceMIS URL and use menu HACSP
2. give SOLID/SETID :- Pl enter HO SETID or particulars SOL ID
3. General Ledger Sub Head Code :- 10002
4. Account balance type :- Debit balance
5. Future balance :- NO
6. Submit
By following the above procedure at the end of the day user can check that all teller a/c balances should be ZERO. If any teller a/c showingbalance at the end of the day the same may be reported to concerned Divisional Office for further course of action against the tellers.

Note:- The procedure has to follow after completion of Business hours only.

Pl find the DD, CEPT instructions in this connection.

Respected Sir(s) / Madam(s),
A kind reference is invited to CEPT email dated 22nd March 2017. A cut-off date of 15thApril 2017 is fixed to make all teller cash “Zero”.

Critical parameter check is proposed to be introduced from 16th April 2017:

A validation is set as a parameter to check before HISCOD is completed Those offices, where the users are having balance in teller account will not be able to close their offices Respective CPCs will not be able to run HSCOD if this validation fails.Hence, it is once again requested that severe and critical instructions may kindly be issued to all concerned and SPOCS to ensure that telleraccount of all users (including those who are not part of CBS wherever they are working) are made ZERO before 15th April 2017

All necessary support would be extended to address the problems in POs

With effect from 16th April 2017, the validation to check as to whether the telleraccount of those users attached to the SOLs are ZERO before completing HISCOD will be introduced.

As part of vigilance initiative and prevention of frauds, this has the approval of FS division




Designation of Divisional Head

I, _______________________ (Name & Designation) being a member of __________________________  (Name of Service Association) hereby authorize deduction of monthly subscription of Rs.__________ per month from my salary starting from the month of May 2017 payable on 31.05.2017 and authorize its payment to the above mentioned service Association.
     I hereby certify that I have not submitted authorization in favour on my other service Association. If the above information is found incorrect, I fully understand that my authorization for the Association becomes invalid.

Station:                                                                                    Signature: ___________________
Dated  :                                                                                   Name      : __________________
                                                                                               Designation: _________________

To be filled by the Association

It is certified that Shri/Smt. ___________________________   is a member of __________________________________   (Name of Service Association).

It is further certified that the above authorization has been signed by Shri/Smt ____________________ in my presence.

Signature: ___________________
                                                                                    Name (in capital): __________________
                                                                                    of Authorized office bearer

Name (in capital)
of the member 

Divisional Head’s Attestation

\**  This form for New members only. Existing members not  necessary  to submit

Why this strike is very Important to GDS?

My humble request to all GDS members...This indefinite strike is very important to all of us.

Because of this month 28th Our postal department Secretary BV.Sudhakar is going retirement.
If we don't get any achievements with this indefinite strike.our life's will go 10 years back. So,please participate in indefinite strike from 25th April. 
Source:WhatsApp forwarded message


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How India Post Payments Bank Can Be a Game Changer for Financial Inclusion

On January 30, 2017, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) kicked off its operations by rolling out pilot services in Raipur and Ranchi, the capitals of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand respectively. The second payments bank to start operations after Airtel Payments Bank, IPPB received a licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 20, 2017.
Over the next couple of months, India Post plans to open 650 new branches of IPPB in its first phase by September. Currently, the department of post has an existing network of around 1,55,000 post offices, of which 1,39,222 post offices are located in rural areas. With such a wide reach, IPPB has great potential to effectively improve financial inclusion in India.

Here is all you need to know about India Post Payments Bank and how it can be a game changer for financial inclusion in the country.

So what are Payments Banks?

Payment banks can accept deposits restricted to ₹1 lakh per customer, and are allowed to pay customers interest on the money that is being deposited. They can be used for either current accounts or savings accounts. These small no-frills banks are expected to reach customers mainly through their mobile phones rather than traditional bank branches.

The RBI guidelines say that payment bank licenses would be granted to mobile firms, supermarket chains, and others, to cater to individuals and small businesses. The goal is to provide basic financial services, including payments of all sorts, social security and utility bill payments, remittance services, current and saving accounts with a balance of up to ₹1 lakh.

It will also focus on distribution of insurance, mutual funds and pension products, and acting as business correspondent to other banks for credit products, especially in rural areas and among the underserved segments of the population.

Here’s what Payments Banks can and can’t do

  • They can enable transfers and remittances through a mobile phone.
  • They can offer services such as automatic payments of bills, and purchases in cashless, chequeless transactions through a phone.
  • They can issue debit cards and ATM cards usable on ATM networks of all banks.
  • They can transfer money directly to bank accounts at nearly no cost, being a part of the gateway that connects banks.
  • They can provide forex cards to travellers, usable again as a debit or ATM card all over India.
  • They can offer forex services at charges lower than banks.
  • They can also offer card acceptance mechanisms to third parties such as the “Apple Pay.”
  • They can’t offer loans but can raise deposits of upto ₹1 lakh, and pay interest on these balances just like a savings bank account does.
  • Unlike a regular bank, a payment bank can’t issue credit cards and is only allowed to invest the money customers deposit into government securities.

How will IPPB work?

A. P. Singh, interim managing director and chief executive officer of IPPB, says that IPPB aspires to be the most accessible, affordable and trusted bank for the common man. This is reflected in its motto – “No customer is too small, no transaction too insignificant, and no deposit too little.”

To fulfill this objective, the first 650 branches of IPPB will be located in postal district headquarters and all the branches under that particular head post office will be enabled by the payments bank services. Apart from the vision and structure, IPPBs will work to ease access and handhold the adoption of new age banking and payments instruments among citizens of all walks of life through the delivery by postmen and Grameen Dak sevaks, savings agents and other franchisees who will take banking to the doorsteps of people.

The postman’s bicycle

IPPB will offer three distinct accounts to its customers: Safal, the regular account; Sugam, a basic savings bank deposit account (BSBDA); and Saral, BSBDA-Small. While Safal is a regular account packed with features, Sugam is a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA). Saral is a smaller version of BSBDA that is aimed at people with limited banking experience.

All three bank account options will request its customers to make a ₹100 initial minimum deposit, with no minimum balance requirements. Both Safal and Sugam need KYC (know your customer) details for verification and a minimum age of 10 years, but Saral can be opened by anyone above the age of 10 without KYC. Importantly, there are no charges on cash withdrawals, unlike Airtel Payments Bank.

Interest on deposits in IIPB has a three-tiered structure, which depends on the quarterly average balance (QAB) in an account. Interest rates have been fixed as 4.5% if the quarterly average balance is up to ₹25,000, 5% if it is between ₹25,000 and ₹50,000, and 5.5% if above ₹50,000. Also, it is paid out quarterly as opposed to per annum.
A village post office in India

Here are some other key features of IPPB:

  • Fund transfer facility via National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT), Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), Aadhaar-Enabled Payment System (AEPS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and USSD (*99#).
  • Aadhaar based e-KYC will be used for instant account verification.
  • Direct Benefit Transfer – this allows funds from disbursing agency to transfer subsidies directly to the people through their bank account.
  • Doorstep banking – Cash deposit, cash withdrawal, balance enquiry and Aadhaar-to-Aadhaar funds transfer.
  • Interest rates up to 5.5 percent on money deposit.
  • Free first debit card for all accounts.
  • No minimum quarterly average balance requirement.
  • Free cash withdrawals at India Post ATMs and Punjab National Bank ATMs.
How can IPPB be a game changer?
Think of the huge number of government subsidies and cash programs that are meant to encourage development in villages, and consider how, to access these payments, villagers would have had to travel for hours to nearby cities in order to visit a bank branch, where the experience was frequently alienating. Instead, the friendly postman villagers meet every day could be their banking relationship manager!

Also, India’s domestic remittance market is estimated to be about ₹800 billion-₹900 billion and growing. With money transfers made possible through mobile phones, a big chunk of it, especially that of the migrant labour, could shift to this new platform. Payment banks can also play a crucial role in implementing the government’s direct benefit transfer scheme, where subsidies on healthcare, education and gas are paid directly to beneficiaries’ accounts.

Interestingly, this is the first time in the history of India’s banking sector that RBI is giving out differentiated licences for specific activities. This is also the first time since banks were nationalized, that private sector business groups have bagged the RBI’s nod for banking services.

What are the challenges IPPB may have to face?

Inside an Indian post office.
Given the lack of clarity on the business model for payments banks, IPPBs will have to allow for changing responsibilities and revenue-sharing over time as the market matures. Apart from managing partnerships with existing banks, another new relationship that will be tested will be that between the regulator and these new “differentiated” banks. For RBI as well as the non-banks in the sector now, there will have to be close dialogue to ensure that each other’s concerns are shared and resolved, as each charts out its course in fresh waters.

Has it worked in other countries?

Payment technologies have proved hugely popular in other developing countries. In Kenya, the most cited success story, Vodafone’s M-Pesa, is used by two in three adults to store money, make purchases and transfer funds to friends and relatives. In Pakistan, Telenor and Tameer Microfinance Bank have together set up the largest branchless banking service.

A Complete Contact details of Delhi Postal Circle

Contact details such as Phone Number and Fax Number of Delhi Postal Circle

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Consideration of compassionate engagement to Depandants of GDS discharged on medical grounds prior to 14.12.2010
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sandad Marg New Delhi – 110001
No. 19-19/2009-GDS 
Dated: 21 Feb 2012

Chef Postmaster General
Postmaster General

Subject : Consideration of compassionate engagement on GDS posts to Dependants of Gramin Dak Sevaks discharged on medical grounds based on proof of invalidation prior to 14.12.2010

A reference is invited to Para 7(d) of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 wherein it was provided that "this percentage of 10% shall only apply to cover cases of wards of deceased GDS and not to GDS acquiring disability during service defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. Section 47 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 provides that no establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank an employee who acquires a disability during his service as also no promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of his disability. In case of a GDS acquiring a disability during his service and is considered to be unsuitable for the GDS post he was holding, could be shifted to some other post with the same TRCA." The ceiling of 10% was further removed with revised provisions under this Directorate letter No. even dated 01.08.2011.

2. The issue of allowing compassionate engagements to one of the dependant of the GDS discharged on invalidation on medical grounds supported by the invalidation proof has been considered in this Directorate and it has now been decided to allow considering compassionate engagement to one of the words of invalidated GDS discharged before the date of issue of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 on consideration of the indigent condition of the family taking recourse to the application of the same provisions of compassionate engagement and process as were in force at the time of discharge of the GDS on invalidation, without a further reference to this Directorate.

3. It is, however, clarified once again that the provision contained in Para 7 (d) of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 as amended may be observed scrupulously and no GDS is allowed to be discharged on invalidation observing the provisions of Section 47 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. In case a GDS acquires a disability during his service and is considered to be unsuitable for the GDS post he was holding, he/she may be shifted to some other post with the same TRCA. If at all some genuine difficulty arises about the nature of work to be extracted from him and the concerned HOC is personally convinced of the grounds in individual cases, the Circles may take up the issue of appropriate cases with the Training Division of this Directorate.

4. The instructions contained in Para 7(d) of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 & the present instructions would cover the cases of the GDS where a GDS was permitted to be discharged during the period from 01.01.1996 to 13.12.2010 by the prescribed appointing authority based on medical invalidation by a medical board of a Government Hospital and the disability would cover only the disabilities mentioned and defined in Section 2 of the PWD Act, 1995." While considering the cases under this provision, Head of the Circle would personally ensure that only the cases fulfilling the requisite conditions are considered for compassionate engagement.
5. The above provisions may be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance. This issue with the approval of Secretary(Posts).
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS

7th Pay Commission Allowance: ‘Bureaucratic cause for delay, political intervention required’

New Delhi, April 25: Almost 10 months have been passed and the ‘Committee on Allowance’ is yet to submit its report on minimum wages and higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A large number of Central Government employees have been eagerly waiting for the higher allowances and are also upset as there is no news on the minimum wage hike. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is leading the negotiation on behalf of central government employees, believe that the bureaucratic clutches has become one of the biggest reason for the delay in fulfilment of the demands and believe that political intervention is required.
The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra while talking to said, that a vast majority of central government employees are upset with the Ashok Lavasa Committee who had not yet submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “Once the report is submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then only any action can be taken by the government. The government can’t is blamed for the delay,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said while talking to

When asked whether ministers are to be blamed for the non-fulfillment of the demands, Shiv Gopal Mishra said to, “We are not blaming the ministers for the delay in fulfilment of our demands. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley could only approve our report if the bureaucrats submit it on time. The delay is causing frustration among the employees. How long should they wait? We are persuading the ministers to intervene. We have already met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, we were not able to meet Mr Arun Jaitley due to the Budget Session and if required we will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well”. 

Last week, the NJCA convenor was quoted by a news organisation where he said, “We believe in Prime Minister Narendra Modi he is our last hope”. In the video, Shiv Gopal Mishra also claimed that a large number of central government employees have hopes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he will not take any confrontation with the government employees. “To maintain a good industrial relation in the country, PM Modi will find a good negotiative settlement for us,” Mishra reportedly said.

Meanwhile, some reports suggest that the Ashok Lavasa committee examining 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances has reached the final stage of preparing its report, which will be submitted to the government soon, a top union official was quoted by NDTV. Around 43 lakh central government employees have been eagerly waiting for the higher allowance.

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India Post - Touching Lives in many ways


Nivedan, GDS India Post Request to PM, India

Digital Inauguration of PostOffice Passport Sewa Kendra at Silvasa, Gujarat by Shri Narendra Modi

Scented postage stamp at India Post event

At an event organised by the India Post department in Bengaluru 23.04.2017, Sitharaman unveiled the stamp which is a collector’s version and is priced at Rs 100. (Source: ANI)

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha on Sunday released the scented postage stamp on coffee made by India Post Office. At an event organised by the India Post department in Bengaluru today, Sitharaman unveiled the stamp which is a collector’s version and is priced at Rs 100. On April 20, Sithraman took to Twitter and shared information about the launch of the coffee flavoured stamp. “#coffeeflavouredstamp release by @IndiaPostOffice on 23/4/17. @CoffeeboardI. Philatelic delight. Can smell the coffee now,here. #philately,” she twitted.

Sitharaman is currently in Bengaluru and has also launched website for Coffee planting community. The Commerce Minister will also initiate the further proceedings on adopted lake at Kalena Agrahara and will distribute soil health cards top coffee growers here

According to a report published by The Hindu website, nearly one lakh stamps are ready for sale to collectors. The stamps along with first day cover, miniature sheets and information brochures will also be made available at the Philately Bureau at Bangalore General Post Office and various other head post offices in the state.
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Statewise List of Gramin Dak Sevak Important Dates & Vacancies – India Post Recruitment 2017

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Statewise List – Gramin Dak Sevak Dates &Vacancies

You can find the list of vacancies for all 23 states from the table below. For detailed information about Gramin Dak Seva Recruitment of your state, you can download the Official notification from the link provided in the table.
S.No States Total
Last Date
to Apply
for Each State
 1. Andhra Pradesh 1126 19.04.2017 Download
 2. Telangana 645 19.04.2017 Download
3.  Jharkhand 256 03.05.2017 Download
4. Madhya
 1859 02.05.2017 Download
5. Odisha 1072 26.04.2017 Download
6.  Rajasthan 1577 03.05.2017 Download
7.  Gujarat 1912 11.05.2017 Download
8.  Uttar Pradesh 0
9.  West Bengal 0  –
10.  Uttarakhand 579 18.05.2017 Download
11.  Tamil Nadu 128 09.05.2017 Download
12.  Punjab 620 11.05.2017 Download
13.  Maharashtra 1789 06.05.2017 Download
14.  Kerala 0
15. Karnataka 1048 08.05.2017 Download
16.  Delhi 16 08.05.2017 Download
17.  Jharkhand 256 03.05.2017 Download
18.  Himachal
391 02.05.2017 Download
19.  Haryana 438 05.05.2017 Download
20.  Bihar 0  –
21.  Chattisgarh 123 05.05.2017 Download
22.  Assam 467 06.05.2017 Download
23.  North East 0  –

Given below is the Category-wise for all states.

Categorywise List – Gramin Dak Sevak Vacancies

UR → 356, OBC → 151, SC → 86, ST → 52, Total → 645
Andhra Pradesh:
UR → 625, OBC → 284, SC → 126, ST → 91, Total → 1126
UR → 157, OBC → 29, SC → 24, ST → 46, Total → 256
Madhya Pradesh
UR → 732, OBC → 301, SC → 309, ST → 517, Total → 1859
UR → 582, OBC → 97, SC → 157, ST → 236, Total → 1072
UR → 919, OBC → 133, SC → 246, ST → 279, Total → 1577
UR → 1056, OBC → 467, SC → 87, ST → 302, Total → 1912 
UR → 357, OBC → 82, SC → 121, ST → 19 Total → 579 
Tamil Nadu
UR → 71, OBC → 39, SC → 18, ST → 0, Total → 128
UR → 336, OBC → 132, SC → 152, ST → 0, Total → 620
UR → 1034, OBC → 375, SC → 124, ST → 256, Total → 1789
UR → 579, OBC → 240, SC → 150, ST → 79, Total → 1048
UR → 9, OBC → 4, SC → 2, ST → 1, Total → 16
UR → 157, OBC → 29, SC → 24, ST → 46, Total → 256
Himachal Pradesh
UR → 212, OBC → 84, SC → 78, ST → 17, Total → 391
UR → 250, OBC → 99, SC → 89, ST → 0, Total → 438
UR → 69, OBC → 2, SC → 18, ST → 34, Total → 123
UR → 250, OBC → 120, SC → 33, ST → 64, Total → 467
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