Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Employment to Differently Abled

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
02-August-2017 15:20 IST

Employment to Differently Abled 

Section 34 of the “ The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every Government establishment, not less than four per cent of the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in each group of posts meant to be filled with persons with benchmark disabilities of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (d) and (e), namely:-
(a) blindness and low vision;

(b) deaf and hard of hearing;

(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;

(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;

(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.

Section 34 of the Act also provides that the reservation in promotion shall be in accordance with such instructions as are issued by the appropriate Government from time to time.

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 for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Shri Chandu Lal Sahu in the Lok Sabha today.

Calling for application from the cadre of ASPOs willing to work at Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad


CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 02.08.2017 IN DAK BHAWAN

CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON 02.08.2017 IN DAK BHAWAN
The proposed meeting of the Cadre Restructuring Committee was held today (02.08.2017) in the Dak Bhawan with the Staff Side.

The Official Side was represented by the following officers.
i.        Dr. Charls Lobo, Chief PMG, Karnataka as Chairman
ii.      Ms. Smriti Saran, DDG(Establishment) as Member
iii.     Shri J T Venkantaswarelu, PMG, Mails & BD, Chennai as Member
iv.     Shri Ganesh V, Sawaleswarkar, PMG, Pune Region as member.

NFPE was represented by:
i.        Com. R. N. Parashar, General Secretary, AIPEU, Gr-C, CHQ
ii.      Com. J. Ramamurty, CHQ, President and Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu  and
iii.     Com. Bruhaspati Samal, Circle Secretary, Odisha Circle

The discussion was proceeded on the basis of the suggestions given by Postal JCA in its letter No. PJCA/Cadre Restructuring/2017 dated 17.03.2017.

The gist of the meeting is as follows.

1.    After arguments and counter arguments, the Committee agreed to issue necessary orders and uniform guidelines  for maintaining uniformity amongst Circles in allotment  in distribution of Posts as follows in addition to Single and Double-handed post Offices. There may be alteration in allotment of LSG posts already allotted to the Circles

a.        Each Gazetted Head Post Offices needs to create 3 LSG posts.
b.        All pre-restructured HSG-I HOs and Grade – III HOs will have 2 LSG posts each.
c.        All pre-restructured HSG-II HOs and Grade – II HOs will have one LSG post each.
d.        All pre-restructured HSG-I MDGs and Grade – III Post Offices will have one LSG post each.
e.        All pre-restructured HSG-II MDGs/ SOs and Grade – II Post Offices will have 1 LSG post each.
f.         In-Charge of the PLI CPCs needs to upgraded to LSG.
g.        Accountants in Divisional Offices and Head Post Offices will be identified as LSG.’

2.    It was agreed that the Post of Treasurer will not be upgraded to LSG. In respect of the Circles where the proposal has already been implemented, the case will be reviewed.

3.    Since the numbers of non-functional HSG-I Posts have already been restricted to 235 only, it is not possible to grant all HSG-I officials completing 2 years of service to NFG. There will be no identification of Posts as NFG since its is person-based. Only those senior most HSG-I officials completing two years of service will be promoted to NFG.

4.    Directorate has not yet issued any general order for merger of IP Line HSG-I posts to General Line Posts. As such, the Committee cannot comment on such an aspect since beyond its terms of references. However, Staff Section will review and issue suitable orders.

5.    Regarding one time relaxation of existing Recruitment Rules for promotion of all existing LSG to HSG-II and HSG-II to HSG-I posts, it was agreed by the Committee to make necessary recommendations for onward transmission to the nodal ministry.

6.    No consensus was arrived for divisionalization of LSG cadre. However, it was agreed that all the LSG promoted officials will be allotted to Divisions instead of Regions for issuing posting orders within the Divisions by the respective Divisional heads.

7.    There will be no identification of Posts in LSG Cadre for SAs, PLI Group Leader, BEs, MEs etc. But the persons already working in such posts if promoted to LSG may be allowed to work there as LSG without any disturbance.

8.    Regarding amendment of norms for promotion to HSG-II (6 years in LSG) and to HSG-I (5 Years in HSG-II), the Committee opined that Recruitment Rules have to be changed which is not under the their purview. This may be examined by Staff Section.

9.    No officiating arrangement or adhoc posting on HSG-II & HSG-I can be made now since there is dearth of eligible LSG and HSG-II officials.

10.   Only Good bench mark will be applied for these promotions.

11.   Debarring promotion after declination is the policy of the Govt. which is applicable to all the cadres including the P As. The committee can not act on the issue.

12.   The issues of Postmaster Cadre will be dealt in separately.

13.   In respect of P As working in Foreign Post Offices, they have to treated at par with others based on concerned Recruitment Rules. There will be no separate treatment of such posts.

14.   The total present LSG posts and PA posts will be taken into account as a whole for deciding the strength of LR PAs.

15.   The second phase of implementation in Tamilnadu circle is now put on hold, till the matter is decided by directorate after getting the recommendation of the committee’s report.

16.   Sort fall in allotment of posts under cadre restructuring to Odisha circle will be made good.

 
With greetings

(R. N. Parashar)

General Secretar

31st All India Conference All India Postal Employees Union Group-C Bangalore, Karnataka 6 to 8 August-2017



MATERIAL FOR DOING TTD SPECIAL DARSHAN TRANSACTIONS

*Not a standard operating procedure




QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AADHAR

Click below link to download Aadhaar Questionnaire for Examination with 107 pages

HOW TO FIND NO.OF ACCOUNTS OPENED/CLOSED IN A PERIOD

OPENED A/Cs:

  HACS→SOL/SET ID→GENERAL LEDGER SUBHEAD CODE→SCHEME CODE              
           →OPEN DATE(LOW)→OPEN DATE(HIGH)→SUBMIT(F10)

CLOSED A/Cs:

   HACS→SOL/SET ID→GENERAL LEDGER SUBHEAD CODE→SCHEME CODE        
         →CLOSE DATE(LOW)→CLOSE DATE(HIGH)→SUBMIT(F10)


       Eg: HACS→53424701→30042→SSA→01-07-2016→31-07-2016→SUBMIT.


SNO

SCHEME TYPE

SCHEME CODE

GENERAL LEDGER SUBHEAD CODE

1

SAVINGS ACCOUNT

SBGEN

30001

2

RECURRING DEPOSIT

RDIPN

30010

3

MONTHLY INCOME SCHEME

MISN1

30016

4

1 YEAR TERM DEPOSIT

TDIP1

30011

5

2 YEAR TERM DEPOSIT

TDIP2

30012

6

3 YEAR TERM DEPOSIT

TDIP3

30013

7

5 YEAR TERM DEPOSIT

TDIP5

30014

8

SUKANKYA SAMRIDDI ACCOUNT

SSA

30042

9

KISAN VIKAS PATRA

KVP14/KVP16

32002

10

NATIONAL SAVINGS CERTIFICATES

NSC8

32016

11

SENIOR CITIZEN SAVINGS SCHEME

SCSS

30020

12

PUBLIC PROVIDENT FUND

PPF

33001

13

10 YR NSC

NSC9

32024

Facilities to CAPF Personnel- Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1519
ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2017
Facilities to CAPF Personnel
N.K. PREMACHANDRAN
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of the facilities provided to the personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) deployed at borders;

(b) whether the Government proposes to provide more facilities to such personnel and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has conducted any study regarding the lack of facilities for such personnels working at the border and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether it has come to the notice of the Government that such personnel were found dead after their disclosure regarding the difficulties faced by them;

(e) if so, whether the Government has conducted any enquiry in this regard; and

(f) if so, the outcome of the enquiry?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a) to (c) CAPF personnel deployed at borders are provided with barrack accommodation with cook house, dining hall and toilet blocks. In harsh areas, integrated composite building with central heating and freeze proof toilets are provided. CAPFs personnel deployed in such areas are entitled to various allowances which, inter alia, include Risk & Hardship Allowances.

Medical facilities, Air Courier Services, dedicated rail coaches in some major trains, Central Police Canteen, recreation and transit camp facilities are also available to the personnel deployed at borders. Continuous efforts are made to improve the living conditions of the CAPF personnel, including those deployed at borders. Appropriate budgetary provisions are also made for this purpose.

(d) to (f) No such cases have been reported by CAPFs.

STATUS OF THE CASES FILED BY AIPAEA

STATUS OF THE CASES FILED BY AIPAEA
  • SORTER/GROUP D STEPPING UP CASE POSTED TO 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017.
  • ARREARS CASE POSTED IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2017.
  • JA/SA UP-GRADATION NOT TO BE TREATED AS PROMOTION FOR FINANCIAL UP-GRADATION : WP IS GOING TO BE FILED IN THE SUPREME COURT SOON.

Clarifications on Premature Closure of Public Provident Fund (PPF) account

SB Order No. 07/2017
F.No 32-01/2016-SB(Pt.)
Govt. of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 24.07.2017

To,
All Head of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi

Subject : Premature Closure of Public Provident Fund (PPF) account- clarifications.

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that vide memorandum dated June 18, 2016 and subsequent corrigendum issued vide notification dated June 27, 2016, Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) and SB Order No.11/2016 dated 04.11.2016 has permitted premature closure of a PPF account after completion of five year On specified grounds. However, such premature closure of a PPF account is subject to the condition that the interest payable on a prematurely closed PPF account shall be at a rate which shall be lower by one percentage points that the rate applicable to the PPF scheme from time to time.
2. Ministry of Finance (DEA) (Budget Division) has been receiving reference from banks seeking clarification of the following points:

(1) Whether the requirement of payment of a fee of Rs. 50 for each year of default along with arrear subscription of Rs. 500 for each year for regularizing discontinued account prescribed in para 7(2) of the PPF Scheme, 1968 shall be applicable for premature closing a discontinued PPF account; and

(2) Whether the reduction of one percentage point in interest rate on premature closure of a PPF account which has completed 15 years and has been extended under para 9(3A) of the PPF scheme, shall be applicable from the date of extension of the account or from the date of initial opening of the account.

3. The matter has been examined by Ministry of Finance (DEA) (Budget Division) and the points are clarified as under vide memorandum F. No.3/2/2014-NS dated 07.07.2017:-

(i) The requirement of payment of a fee of Rs. 50 for each year of default along with arrear subscription of Rs. 500 for each year. Prescribed under para 7(2) of the PPF Scheme is for regularizing a discontinued account and is not applicable for the purpose of closing the account prematurely. Hence, the subscriber is not required to deposit either the fee of Rs. 50 for each year of default. or arrears of subscription for closing the account prematurely; and

(ii) If a PPF account that has already completed 15 years and has subsequently been extended under the provision of para 9(3A) of the PPF Scheme is closed prematurely before the completion of the current 5 year block period, the reduction in interest rate by 1 percentage point shall be applicable from the date of the commencement of the current 5 year block period and not from the date of initial opening of the account.

4. It is requested to circulate these changes to all concerned for information and necessary guidance. Same may also be placed on the notice board of all Post Offices in Public area.

5. This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.
Yours Faithfully,

(P.L. Meena)
Assistant Director (SB-1)

Treatment to be given to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/BC who are selected against unreserved category vacancies

Treatment to be given to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/BC who are selected against unreserved category vacancies on the basis of their merit.

Operating and Accounting Procedure of POS Machine at Post Offices

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
MERCHANT ACQUIRING BUSINESS INSTALLATION OF POS MACHINES AT POST OFFICES FOR PROVISION OF CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS

Preamble:
In order to provide digital payment options to the customers of India Post, the Department has approached the largest Bank in the country viz. State Bank of India to provide the Point of Sale (POS) terminals which can be used to make card-based payments. These POS machines will be initially used to book domestic and foreign speed post, Registered Letters/Parcels, Money Orders & buying stamps and any other transactions being done by Post Offices (except Banking/Insurance transactions).

OPERATING PROCEDURE:- 

  1. The Postal Assistant (PA)/Sub Postmaster (SPM) in respect of counter operations will accept valid debit/credit & prepaid cards 
  2. CEPT Mysore has release the updates to modify the Point of Sale module in Meghdoot to accept cash/card mode. 
  3. PA/SPM will enter the category of transaction, Transaction number (eMO/SP/Regd) and amount for the transaction for which data will flow to CEPT server at the day end.
  4. Counter PA at the end of the day while handing over the transactions to the Treasurer will account for the card based transactions amount as part of cash and handover related vouchers along with the daily report thereof generated in the desktop application
  5. The treasurer will enter the total of such card based swipe machine receipts in his Treasurer’s Cash Book (TCB) and preserve the daily consolidated report alongwith the receipts which are received from the counter PAs.
  6. Respective entries will also be made in the HO summary and HO cash account.
  7. Similarly in respect of Sub Post Offices (SO) the daily account will show the details of cash and swipe vouchers in respect of each category of accounts.
  8. The entries will be entered in the SO summary at HO. Necessary fields of swipe machine receipts in the Treasury modules of Meghdoot can be customized by installing the updates released by CEPT. 

Accounting Procedure:

  1. One Nodal office for DOP (Hyderabad GPO) has been identified for the purpose of settlement of payments by SBI to the Postmaster Account. This settlement will be made on T+1 basis one consolidated entry (remittance to bank).
  2. Accountant of the nodal HO will tally the T+1 settlement entry with reference to the MIS daily report provided by the CEPT and with the amount in the HO cash account under the head Card Swipe machine charges category wise provided to the user of the nodal office. The nodal office will also reconcile the information with reference to the Bank scrolls and take it into account of “Card Swipe machine receipts” in receipt side and as bank remittance towards the “Card Swipe machine payments”. Any discrepancy is to be reported by the Postmaster to settle the issue with SBI.
  3. At accounts section, One schedule will be generated for the Card Swipe machine transactions and the same will be reconciled with the MIS provided by SBI.
  4. For generation of MIS, SBI will share all the details of machine transactions like date, machine number, office name, office pincode, Transaction number, category of account and amount to CEPT server.
  5. CEPT taking the transaction data from Meghdoot application of post offices where POS machines are installed will develop a MIS portal which shows all the MIS reports for the day and the fortnight and Month.
  6. Circle DA(P) of each Circle will carry out the monthly reconciliation of payments by means of Schedules of “Card Swipe machine Receipts” and “Card Swipe machine Payments” received by each HO and consolidated amounts will be certified to the DA(P) of AP Circle so as to carry the consolidated reconciliation with the Bank Scrolls of the Nodal HO in respect of the All India Receipts and Payments.
  7. CEPT Mysore should develop a module whereby reconciliation is automated by matching the card based transactions made by all Circles with the amount received by SBI.

Card Usage Instructions:

  1. The Post Office should not levy any charges on the card holder for permitting the customer to use a valid card.
  2. The Post Office shall not place any minimum transaction limit for using a valid card. 
  3. The Post Office shall ensure that the card is a Valid Card and shall swipe the card on the PoS terminal and enter the details of the transaction as displayed and ensure that Reserve Bank of India guidelines which requires entering of PIN (as applicable) as well as Non PIN cards are also accepted. 
  4. Post Office shall ensure entering of PIN by the card holder and to ensure that while entering of PIN sufficient privacy is given to the card holder.
  5. The Post office shall obtain the signature of the card member on the charge slip and verify the same with the signature of the Card Member on the back of the Valid Card. In case of a photo card, Counter PA shall also verify that the photograph on the card matches with the card holder.
  6. The Post Office will initially not allow or make any cash advances and/ or cash refunds directly to the Card Members. The Post Office will allow card holders to perform transactions equivalent to the amount utilized for the service.
  7. DOP will be responsible to the demurrages due to official negligence otherwise the regular maintenance of the machine to be covered by AMC with SBI.

Quarterly Calendar for the 2nd Quarter of 2017-18, PTC Vadodara

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UIDAI Introduce mAadhaar Mobile Android App to Carry your Aadhaar on Mobile

mAadhar is most convinent way to have your Aadhaar Card deatils along with you anywhere in India at anytime. According to UIDAI Mobile Android App mAadhaar helps Aadhaar holders can download from Google Play Store using official Link from the Authorities. Unique Identification Authority of India it helps holders to carry soft copy of their Aadhaar to anywhere anytime throught the India on Android App. mAadhaar Mobile Android App is official Application developed by the UIDAI uidai-maadhaar-mobile-android-app-download-google-play-store

Important things about mAadhaar Mobile Android App

  1. mAadhaar app asks for Pass word immediately after downloading and trying to open. Then we have to set up a password with 8-12 characters containing alpha numeric with a alpha capital along with special charactors
  2. An Aadhaar Profile can be downloaded only on mobile having registered mobile number linked with Aadhaar
  3. If your mobile is not registered with Aadhaar, please visit nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Centre
  4. There is no Manual entry provision because of Security cautions
  5. Users are advised not to navigate from mAadhaar while trying to get OTP through SMS. mAadhaar reads the OTP automatically once it recieved
  6. The mAadhaar app enables users to carry details of more than one Aadhaar card in the digital form. If any other member of your family has the same mobile number registered as yours with Aadhaar, you can also add his or her profile using the mAadhaar app. The app allows a user to add a maximum three profiles in digital form on a particular device.
  7. Once a user enables the Biometric Locking system, his or her biometric remains locked till the Aadhaar holder chooses to either unlock it (which is temporary) or disable the locking system.
  8. One Aadhaar profile can be active on only one device at a time. If you create a profile on another device by inserting the SIM in another device, the previous profile would become inactive and would be deleted from the older device whenever any operation is attempted within the mAadhaar app from that device.
  9. Sharing of QR code and eKYC data: A user of mAadhaar can share demographics-related information with service providers using the QR code, instead of manual entry.
  10. mAadhaar comes with TOTP or Time-based One-Time Password generation feature. Users can use this automatically generated temporary password instead of SMS-based OTP

Mandating Aadhaar linkage to PAN cards

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
01-August-2017 17:46 IST

Mandating Aadhaar linkage to PAN cards 

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is the key identifier of taxable entity and aggregator of all financial transactions undertaken by one person. One PAN for one person is the guiding principle for allotment of PAN. However, for achieving the objective of one PAN to one assessee it is required to maintain uniqueness of PAN. The uniqueness of PAN is achieved by conducting a de-duplication check on all already existing allotted PAN against the data furnished by new applicant. Under the existing system of PAN only demographic data is captured. Some instances are found where multiple PANs have been allotted to one person or one PAN has been allotted to multiple persons despite the application of de-duplication process based on demographic data. Linkage of Aadhaar number into PAN database will allow a robust way of de-duplication as Aadhaar number is based on biometric attributes of finger prints and iris images. Further seeding of Aadhaar will allow the Income-tax Department to weed out any undetected duplicate PANs. It will also facilitate resolution of cases of one PAN allotted to multiple persons.
As on 27.7.2017, 11,44,211 PANs have been identified and deleted or de-activated in cases where multiple PANs were found allotted to one person. Similarly, as on 27.7.2017, 1,566 PANs have been identified as ‘Fake’ which were allotted to either non-existent person or in the names of persons with false identities. In this regard, the PAN service provider carries out onsite verification of PAN applications to verify identity and addresses of the applicant and share the report of such verification to the concerned Assessing Officer. On receipt of such report the assessing officer also conducts enquires and mark the PAN as “Fake”. If information of allotment of more than one PAN is received, the facility to delete or de-activate the PAN is available with the Assessing Officer through application software. Further, during 2004 to 2007, an exercise for de-duplication of PAN was conducted in the Department to identify probable duplicate PANs, which were consequently deleted or de-activated by the concerned assessing officers after examinations.

This was stated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Grant of Special Casual Leave for the Delegates for attending the Central Working Committee meeting on 05th Aug’17

Department of Posts India
Staff Relations & Welfare Section
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai 600 002

No.SR/104-3/9/12
Dated: 01st Aug’17

To
1. The Postmaster General
Chennai City/Central/Southern/Western Region
Chennai 600 002 /Tiruchirappalli 620 001
Madurai 625 002/Coimbatore 641 002.

2. The Director, PTC, Madurai 625 022/ Deputy Director, Foreign Post, Chennai 
600 001.

3. The E.E, Civil Dn., Chennai 600 008/A.E, Electrical, Chennai 600 008.

4. The Supdt., PSD/CSD, Chennai 600 010/600 004. 

Sub: Grant of Special Casual Leave for the Delegates for attending the Central Working Committee meeting on 05th Aug’17 & All India Conference of All India Postal Employees Union Group – ‘C’ to be held from 06th to 08thAug’17 at Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka – Reg.

It has been intimated by the Circle Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group – ‘C’, Tamil Nadu Circle that Central Working Committee meeting will be held on 05th Aug’17 & All India Conference will be held at Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka from 06th to 08th Aug’17.
Necessary Special Casual Leave, if applied for may please be granted to the Delegates (as per the attached list) from 05th to 08th Aug’17 and for all the Delegates from 06th to 08thAug’17 with actual journey time as per the standing instructions on the subject provisionally in accordance with the Union Constitution subject to regularization on production of certificate of attendance. It may please be ensured that grant of Special casual leave should not exceed 20 days in a year.

The Regions are requested to communicate the same to all Divisions/Units under their control.

Encl: As above. 

(P.V. Balachander)
Assistant Director (Admin, SR & WLF)
O/o the Chief Postmaster General
T.N. Circle, Chennai – 600 002

Copy to:
Shri J. Ramamurthy, Circle Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union, Group - ‘C’, D4, P&T Quarters, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018 for information w.r.t. the email dated 31st Jul’17. 


(P.V. Balachander)
Assistant Director (Admin, SR & WLF)
O/o the Chief Postmaster General
T.N. Circle, Chennai 600 002

Sl. No. Name
S/Shri
Designation Office
1 R. Kumar Deputized Circle Secretary & PA Pudukkottai HO 622 001
2 P. Mohan Circle President & APM Park Town HO, Chennai 600 003
3 A. Veeramani Asst. General Secretary,  & PA Anna Road HO 600 002
4 S. Raghupathy Asst. General Secretary, & APM Perambur Barrack PO, CCN Dn, Chennai 600 012.
5 A. Manoharan Working President, NFPE, New Delhi & APM Vriddhachalam HO 606 001
6 R. Manimegalai Central Working Committee Member & APM Anna Road HO 600 002
7 Angel Sathiyanathan Central Working Committee Member & SPM Kilpauk SO, Chennai 600 010


Asst. Director (Admn)
O/o the Chief PMG
Tamilnadu Circle
Chennai - 600 002.

Work culture in central govt offices has changed under NDA: PM Narendra Modi

RAMESWARAM: The work culture in central government offices has now changed from what it was earlier when employees used to have a tea break within an hour or so after reporting to work, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.
"The government workers earlier would come to office at 8 AM and go out for tea after an hour or so. It is not so now," he said in his address after inaugurating the memorial of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
Hailing the completion of the memorial within a short span of time by the Defence Research and Development Agency (DRDO) officials and various workers, he said the present government has shown how projects could be planned and executed expeditiously.

He said the Kalam memorial built before the former President's second death anniversary was a good example of how a government project could be completed with innovative features, beauty and quality with the cooperation of workers.

"You must be wondering as to how the government project had been taken up, meticulously planned and executed within the time frame. There is a great change in the implementation of development works," Modi said at a public meeting at Mandapam near here.

Lauding the commitment of all the DRDO officials, painters, workers, engineers, architects in executing the project within the time, Modi said to meet the deadline they all worked up to two hours more per day without any overtime wages.
As soon as the decision to build the memorial was taken, a committee of DRDO and other officials was formed and then Union Minister M Venkiah Naidu coordinated.

"Now an imaginative, innovative and beautiful memorial has come up. The memorial reflected the dream of Abdul Kalam, his imagination, his wishes," he said while appreciating all the workers who dedicated their time to build the 'beautiful' memorial.

The prime minister sought a standing ovation from the gathering for the workers, artists and engineers engaged in building the memorial, instantly evoking a loud applause from the crowd.