Saturday, October 21, 2017

Guidelines for Grant of Financial Assistance for GDS - Important Instructions

The Guidelines for Grant of Financial Assistance & Grant of Loan under Circle Welfare Fund for GDS has been issued by the Directorate vide lr. No.19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 02-12-2013.

Important points Instruction:

>All the regularly appointed GDS as on record will become the members under this scheme.

>The GDS will have to fill in an application in prescribed format (Form-I) for joining in the CWFGDS and to submit the same in the Divisional office.

>Leave substitutes & provisionally appointed GDS in leave arrangement are not eligible for the benefits of the Fund.

>@ Rs.20- per month, a lumpsum of Rs.240- will be deducted in the monthly salary of every April.

>From Govt. side @ Rs.100- per year for one GDS will be added to the Fund.

>Applications should be sent through the Divisional Office.

>A Regional level / Circle level committee will decide the sanction of grant / loan

>Every quarterly months all the applications will be persuaded for sanction but not for death relief sanctions.

>Terms & conditions will be applied for sanction of grant / loan.

>Recovery of Rs.120- has been made in the salary of October 2013 for six months (i.e, from October 2013 to March 2014)

>Funds are also has been allotted to the Circles vide Lr. No.19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 14-10-2013.

CWFGDS has three components for sanction of grant to GDS:

(i) Financial Assistance :

1. Financial Assistance to families of deceased GDSs to meet immediate expenses following death, irrespective of whether death occurs during duty / outside duty hours.
Rs.10,000/-
2. Death due to terrorist activity / dacoity while on duty.
Rs.1,50,000/-
3. Financial assistance in case of death of GDSs due to riots, attack by robbers & terrorists while not on duty.
Rs.12,000/-
4. Financial Assistance in case of death of GDSs while being on duty due to accident
Rs.25,000/-
5.Funeral expenses on death of GDS (payable in cases in which last rites of deceased GDS are performed by brothers or sisters or near relatives in the absence of any other next of kin)
Rs.5,000/-
6. Financial Assistance in case of major surgical operations in ailments, like Cancer, brain hemorrhage, kidney failure / transplant, heart surgery etc,.
Rs.20,000/-
7. Financial Assistance in case of accident of GDS while being on duty requiring hospitalization for more than three days.
Rs.5,000/-
8. Financial Assistance for nutritional diet to GDS suffering from TB (only once for a maximum period of six months, provided the GDS has put in at least six years of service & treatment is taken in Govt. hospital
Indore treatment- Rs.400/- p.m
Outdoor treatment-
Rs.200/- p.m
9. Grant of scholarship under educational schemes to the children of GDS (as per existing terms & conditions)
IIT, AIIMS & IIM = Rs.1,000/- p.m
Technical Education
Degree = Rs.280-pm
Diploma=Rs.190-pm
Non-Technical Degree
BA/BSc/BCom/Degree in Fine Arts = Rs.150-pm
ITI certificate course =Rs.940- p.a
10. Incentive for excellence in academic achievement for 10th & 12th class position in Circle/Region
1st Position = Rs.10,000/-
2nd Position =Rs.8,000/-
3rd Position =Rs.7,000/-
4th Position =Rs.6,000/-
5th Position = Rs.5,000/-
11. Scholarship for physically handicapped children of GDS (for maximum 8 years & as per the existing terms & conditions)
Rs.200- p.m
12. Maternity Grant to woman GDS
Equivalent to three months TRCA with DA for the birth up to two children only.
13. Financial assistance in case of natural calamities like fire, floods etc.,
Rs.5000-
(ii) Repayable Loan at 5% rate of Interest :

1. For construction of one room with flush toilet facilities for housing the Branch Post Office
Rs.50,000/-
2. For purchase of Computer / Laptop to encourage computer literacy among the GDS
Rs.20,000/-
3. For purchase of moped / scooter / motor cycle which will also facilitate travel while discharging duty like exchange of BO Bag, visit to Account office etc.,
Rs.20,000/-
(iii) One Time Repayment at the Time of Retirement :
1. Less than 5 years
No amount payable
2. 5 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.1000/-
3. 10 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.2000/-
4. 15 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.3000/-
5. 20 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.4500/-
6. 25 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.5500/-
7. 30 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.6500/-
8. 35 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.8000/-
9. 40 years from the date of start of contribution
Rs.9000/-
10. More than 45 years from the date of start of contribution

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DOP RSI Operations Patch Update

Department of Posts: India W/E/Regd
Office of the Supdt. Of Post Offices: Dhenkanal Division
Dhenkanal-759001


To 
The Postmaster
Dhenkanal HO/Angul HO/Nalconagar MDG/Talcher MDG/
All the SPMs under Dhenkanal Division
 
No: RICT/Rollout/BOs dated at Dhenkanal the 18.10.2017.

Sub: Patch Update.
 
As intimated by the Project Manager, RICT all the BPMs need to login to the device & keep on for 3 hours on 21.10.2017.Therefore, you are requested to intimate the same to all the BPMs under your SO through BO slips.

This may be treated as most URGENT.

Encl:A/a

Supdt of Post Office
Dhenkanal Division
Dhenkanal-759001
 
Copy To:

1-5.The ASP(I/C),Dhenkanal Sub Division/All the IPs under Dhenkanal Division. For information and necessary action.

Supdt of Post Office
Dhenkanal Division
Dhenkanal-759001 

HELPS PEOPLE WHO VISIT POST OFFICE FILL UP FORMS, PROMOTES POSTAL PRODUCTS

D.J. Walter Scott
RAMANATHAPURAM, OCTOBER 20, 2017 
HELPS PEOPLE WHO VISIT POST OFFICE FILL UP FORMS, PROMOTES POSTAL PRODUCTS

When he joined the Department of Posts as an ‘outsider’ in 1940, P.M. Gurusamy, popularly known as ‘PMG’ in the department circle, would have never imagined that he would remain integrated with the department for more than seven decades and continue his ‘service’ even after retirement.

While serving as an ‘outsider’ (casual worker) at Ramanathapuram Head Post Office after completing his third form (Class VIII), Mr. Gurusamy joined Quit India Movement in 1942.
He was sent to jail, but released the very next day as the jailor found him hardly 16 years old.
The jailor informed the Postmaster that Mr. Gurusamy faced no case and there was no bar on him to continue his service in the department.

On March 3, 1943, Mr. Gurusamy was posted as a Class IV employee at the post office in Mandapam.

After retiring as a Selection Grade Postman in 1985, Mr. Gurusamy – he is now 91 years old – has been visiting the Head Post Office for 32 years, helping people who visit the post office and promoting postal products, especially ‘My Stamp’, the personalised sheets of postage stamps of India Post.

He has been visiting the Head Post Office for two hours in the morning and an hour in the evening, helping people fill up forms, and deposit and withdraw money. He has also been encouraging them to start recurring deposit and savings bank accounts or join ‘Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana,’ designed for rural people who fall victims to dubious financial companies.

“God is keeping me in good health and I will continue the service as long as I can,” he told The Hindu during an interaction. Recently, the Postmaster ‘pulled him up’ for coming late and he considered the ‘reprimanding’ as the biggest compliment. No one would visit the post office after retirement and Mr. Gurusamy is an exception, says N.J. Udaya Singh, Superintendent of Posts. He has popularised ‘My Stamp’ product in a big way, he adds.

“I have a passion for ‘My Stamp’ and have got the personalised stamps for more than 150 people, including former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and his elder brother A.P.J. M. Maraikayar,” says Mr. Gurusamy. Appreciating his service, Karaikudi Kamban Kazhagam has honoured him with ‘Seva Ratna’ award.

Mr. Gurusamy had served as a Postman in Dhanushkodi for five years since 1945 and continues to be the living link to the 1964 cyclonic tragedy that destroyed the post office and the once flourishing town.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

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Linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory: RBI

MUMBAI, OCT 21: 
Reserve Bank of India today said biometric identity number Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts is mandatory.

The RBI clarification followed media reports quoting a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application that suggested the apex bank has not issued any order for mandatory Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts.
“The Reserve Bank clarifies that, in applicable cases, linkage of Aadhaar number to bank account is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 published in the Official Gazette on June 1, 2017,” the central bank said in a statement.

These rules have statutory force and, as such, banks have to implement them without awaiting further instructions, it said.

The government in June had made Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs. 50,000 and above.

Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational, the government notification had said.

There were reports in media quoting an RTI query in which RBI had said it “has not issued any instruction so far regarding mandatory linking of Aadhaar number with bank accounts“.

The government in Budget 2017 had already mandated seeding of Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number to avoid individuals using multiple PANs to evade taxes.

The notification issued amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, mandated quoting of Aadhaar along with PAN or Form 60 by individuals, companies and partnership firms for all financial transactions of Rs. 50,000 or above.

RBI clarifies that linking Aadhaar to bank accounts is mandatory

MGNREGS Wage Seeker Wage Rate for 2017 - 2018

MGNREGS Wage Seeker Wage Rate for 2017 - 2018
In AP& Telangana
Wage Rate : 197 ×30 = Rs.5910/-
GDSBPM salary 
TRCA. : 2745
DA. : 3815
Total. : 6560.
BO Rent etc : Average Rs.600/-
Net : Rs.5960/-

So, there is no difference between MGNREGS Wage seeker's salary and a BPM salary.

Here, wage seekers working hours maximum upto 2 to 3 hours.But our GDS hours 3 to 5 hours not including MGNREGS and SSP Pensions.

This is the practical Information.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
Circle Secretary , NUGDS



The above said facilities are not availed by the GDS.

List of Hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram under CGHS

Fresh Empanelment of private healthcare organizations (HCOs) and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS Thiruvananthapuram
Government of India Orders – Circulars – Notifications
For Central Government Employees and Pensioners
Ministry
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department
Central Government Health Scheme
Subject
Fresh Empanelment of private healthcare organizations (HCOs) and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS Thiruvananthapuram
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7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners

7th Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners
Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014

Circular No.588
Dated: 20.10.2017

To
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt Bank Accounts, Central Office, C-7, Second Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051
2. CMDs, All Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
4. All Managers, CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. PCDA(O), Pune
10. The Director of Treasuries, All States
11. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram; and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
12. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
13. The Post Master, Kathua (J&K), and Camp Bell Bay.
14. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject: Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Post-01.01.2016 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners : Reg. New PPO Series.

Office of the PCDA (Pension) Allahabad was in the process to implement e-PPO's for all categories of pensioners. In the first phase, corrigendum PPOs to revise pension of Pre- 2016 defence civilian pensioners have been issued through e-PPOs. Various PDAs have already revised pension of such pensioners. A new PPO series was introduced for these corrigendum PPOs which contained 12 digits with PPO suffix of 4 digits. For this purpose, only electronic PPOs (e-PPO) were generated which were digitally signed. No physical PPO was printed and sent to any agency. These new PPO (e-PPO) also contained a QR code wherein all important data was embedded. This QR code could be used by PDA's to capture the data.

2. Now, it has been decided to discontinue issue of physical PPOs in respect of ICOs and JCOs/ORs of Indian Army w.e.f. October, 2017. In other words, in respect of fresh retirees of Indian Army (retiring or being discharged) from the month of October, 2017, only e-PPO will be issued with following features

(a) These documents will be digitally signed.
(b) These PPOs will contain 16 digits to identify the PPO (12 digits PPO No. and 4 digits as PPO suffix).
(c) They will contain a QR code where data of various fields will be embedded.

3. These e-PPOs will be sent to the banks through SFTP connectivity which this office has established with various banks. Other banks, with whom there is no SFTP connectivity, are advised to immediately take necessary measures to establish the same. In the interim period till the time they establish SFTP connectivity, PPOs will be sent through email id pcdapedp.cgda@nic.in . Similarly, these PPOs will be sent to DPDOs through the CGDA WAN. Other PDAs such as Director of all State Treasuries; IE Kathmandu, Nepal; Post Office, Kathua; PAO, Delhi etc are requested to kindly immediately provide an email ID of .nic or any other domain under control of government for this purpose. Regarding submission of e-Scroll, PDAs are requested to refer to para 6 of this office Circular No. C- 169 dated 11.07.2017. All PDAs are requested to strictly follow the procedure prescribed therein.

4. The procedure of forwarding the e-PPOs will be as under:

(a) For JCOs/ORs: A copy of e-PPOs, duly digitally signed, will be sent electronically to Record Offices (ROs). The concerned RO, after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is requested to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) along with Descriptive Roll of the pensioner to PDA concerned. ROs are also requested to kindly provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as hard copy or through e-mail as deemed fit. If any discrepancy is observed by the RO in e-PPO or death occurs before the date of retirement/discharge, then this fact may be immediately brought to the notice of PSA for remedial measures. PDAs are advised to affect payment based on e-PPO after confirmation from Record Office concerned in the form of receipt of hard copy of e-PPO and Descriptive Roll.

(b) For Commissioned Officers: A copy of e-PPOs, duly digitally signed, will be sent electronically to Army HQ. In order to have enhanced security in the process, the Army HQ after scrutinising and checking the e-PPO, is requested to forward a hard copy of the e-PPO (after printing from the PDF file) to the PDA concerned. The Army HQ is also requested to kindly provide a copy of the e-PPO to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners for their record either as hard copy or through e-mail as deemed fit. If any discrepancy is observed by the Army HQ in e-PPO or death occurs before the date of retirement, then this fact may be immediately brought to the notice of PSA for remedial measures. PDAs may commence the payment of pension on basis of e-PPO and Descriptive Roll from this office and hard copy of e-PPO received through Army HQ.
One copy of the e-PPO will also be sent to the PCDA(O) , Pune in respect of all Commissioned Officers. PCDA(O), Pune is requested to check all entries printed in the e- PPO with reference to the LPC-Cum-Datasheet forwarded by them. In case any discrepancy is noticed, the same should be immediately brought into the notice of this office.

5. Process of verification of e-PPOs; PDAs shall take the following steps:

(a) On receipt of e-PPOs though the medium specified above, PDAs shall verify the genuineness of the digital signature affixed on the e-PPO.
(b) Name of authorised signatories who have been provided digital signature through e- Mudra by this office for signing of e-PPO digitally will be made available on website of PCDA(P) Allahabad at URL www.pcdapension.nic.in. All PDAs are requested to refer to the website of this office and check the name of such authorised signatories for the purpose of digital signature on e-PPO accordingly in order to ensure that no PPO with unauthorised signature is acted upon.

(c) PDAs shall wait for the confirmation from the Army HQ / Record Office as the case may be, before releasing the first payment and starting pension payment monthly.

(d) It shall also be confirmed by the PDA that the payment is not being released again in respect of same PPO number (including the PPO suffix of 4 digits) to the pensioner inter-alia due to duplicate receipt of e-PPO. In such a scenario, the PDA will inform the PSA that the event of duplicate transmission of the given PPO has been detected and no action on such e-PPOs except the first one has been taken. 6. Pension certificate issued by this office in respect of JCOs/ORs is discontinued with immediate effect.

7. The PPO series circulated by this office Circular No. 571 dated 19.12.2016 in case of JCO/ORs and Circular No. 27 dated 24.11.2016 in case of ICOs stand withdrawn with immediate effect except for those PPO's which pertain to blocks of manual PPO's. Also, PPO series for Defence Civilians which have been circulated by this office will continue to be in force till e-PPOs are started in respect of Defence Civilians by this office.

8. The change statement regarding addition or deletion of pensioners on the strength of the Pension Disbursing Authorities may be forwarded to this office in Annexure "E" to this office Circular No. 189 dated 28.02.2017 in CSV format to e-mail ID pcdap- account.cgda@nic.in . A hard copy of this change statement may also be forwarded to Shri K K Pant, SAO, O I/C Audit Section, Office of the Principal CDA (P), Allahabad-211014 in usual manner in terms of Para 17 of Annexure 'H' to Scheme for payment of pension of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks and para 126 of Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) -2013.

9. Separate communication will be issued by office of PCDA(Navy) Mumbai and Office of CDA(AF) New Delhi regarding implementation of e-PPO in respect of Pensioners of Indian Navy and Indian Air Force respectively.

(AK Malviya)
Sr. AO (P)

Fixation of Pay and grant of increment in revised pay structure clarification - CGDA

"Further, they have clarified that if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option. Thus, the option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to revised pay structure"

No.AN/XIV/14164/7thCPC/Corr/Vol-II
Dated: 18/10/2017

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCof A(Fys) Kolkata

Subject : Fixation of Pay and grant of increment in revised pay structure clarification - regarding.

The matter regarding fixation of pay under 7th CPC in respect of employees promoted between 1st day of January and the date of notification of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 and methodology to be adopted in such cases has already been furnished by HQrs vide letter bearing No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-I dated 8.09.2016. Further, on receipt of Dept of Expenditure OM dated 29.09.2016 , the same was circulated to all controllers for necessary action regarding re fixation of pay in such cases. Also , references on above subject received from Controllers was suitably replied in the light of above orders.
2. Of late, this HQrs has been receiving various references regarding application of the orders issued by AT-II Section of this office vide their letter No. AT/II/2703/Clar dated 28.04.2017 thereby seeking clarification regarding availability of option to switch over to 7th CPC from 07/2016 in cases where the official has been promoted between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification.

3. The matter was referred to MoD(Fin.) DAD Coord for taking up the matter with Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) for issuing necessary clarification in this regard.

4. In reply, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their No. 300346981 dated 14.09.2017 received under MoD(Fin) ID No. 1333/C/2017 dated 18.09.2017 have clarified that -“the option to switch over to the revised pay structure either on 01.01.2016 or the date of next increment is applicable under Rule 5 of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 in case of post held on 01.01.2016.

Further, they have clarified that if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option. Thus, the option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to revised pay structure . (copy attached)

5.This is for information and necessary action.

sd/-
(Kavita Garg)
Sr. Dy.CGDA (AN)

Authority: www.cgda.nic.in