Saturday, June 30, 2018

AAO Exam will be held as per scheduled on 05th, 06th July 2018, CAT Calcutta

Cadre Restructuring struggle for justice - Every one should Read

Dear Friends,

1)Cadre Restructuring Promotion is very serious issue for the future of PA cadre which has to be either canceled or modified as per advantages to all the staff.

2) Whoever takes initiative to fight against this illegal ,anti employees, non beneficial scheme should be supported.

3)Please don't give union color for this fight which is in the intrest of every employees. 

4) Cadre restructured LSG promotion is not the same old LSG promotion which is supervisory post with minimum three PA under them.

5)All C and B classes the work is mostly operative. Hence calling them LSG post is meaningless.

6)In Every division number of MACP 1 II and III officials with more then Rs2800/- old Grade Pay officials are more then double the LSG posts created under Cadre Restructuring.
Therefore no official will get financial upgradation from this promotion. 

7)Without financial benefit or change in duties, can it be called promotion?

8)As number of cadre LSG PA posts are limited in Hos and Grade SOs, most of the official will be forcibly posted to C and B class offices in the nook and corner to unwilling places. 

9)Once one accept cadre posts, he will be transfered within cadre posts only.They cannot get transfer to PA cadre which are available in large numbers at Divisional office
and Hos etc.

10)So poor cadre restructured LSG PA officials have limited chances of working in Dos and HOs and are deprived of transfer to popular places for the higher education of children and on health grounds.

11)As the number of HSG II is less in number in each division and its Circle level posts, LSG cadre promoted officials after few years will be next posted to HSG II (equivalent to MACP II) scale outside home division. Then more trouble starts. 

12)Further due to cadre restructuring suitable well qualified officials cannot be posted to required Posts even if they are willing to work.

13)This will put pressure on middle and senior level officials to complete day to day work in difficult working atmosphere without assistance of suitable qualified SA and other willing PAs.

14)Only 50% of approved posts are filled. More trouble will crop up when remaining posts are filled with further junior officials.

15)In total without financial benefit and changes in duties from operative to supervisory, officials will be promoted and posted to other places against their disadvantage.

Therefore should we have to accept this unconstitutional, illegal and anti employee agreement just because the leaders at Delhi have signed the agreement without consulting common employees who are worst sufferer?

16)After reading this If you are convinced that this cadre restructuring (CR) is not helpful, and a kind of punishment to common employee under present condition, please educate other employees and extend full cooperation to fight this case legally and if possible through all India leaders of all the unions.

This is right time to unite, educate and fight

B S Ranganatha
Hassan HO.Karnataka

New cash work flow process bugs & Solutions dated 30.06.18

New cash work flow process bugs & Solutions dated 30.06.18

1. Head of the Cash Office couldn't reject the cash request at HO/ Cash Office . TCS will update the patch today

2. Document number is not generated in cash office at treasury level in r/o Excess cash transfer process( SO to HO/ Cash office or vice versa).

All are requested to give above and below role once again to concern UID (even though already given). after completing task , Check it

3. Some of the Offices are facing the Authorization issue in respect of accessing Profit Centre even the Authorization was configured properly IM Portal. In this case, reassign the role once again if problem still persist.

Once Role Reassigned the same to be checked  in the tasks whether it is completed successfully or not.  

4. In Some cases "You are not an Approver" while trying to approve the remittance from treasurer options". This is due to delay response from SAP Server and it is a back end issue. Hence, Please be patient till the issue will be settled.


Rule No Subject
Rule 8 Pension subject to future good conduct
Rule 9 Right of the President to withhold or withdraw pension
GID No. 3 below Rule 9 Final order under Rule 9 will be issued in the name of President
Rule 10 Previous sanction of the Government is required when retired Group A Officer seeks commercial employment within one year
GID No. 10 below Rule 10 Employment with a University is not commercial
GID No. 2 below Rule 14 Half of the service from contingencies will count for pension
GID No. 2-A below Rule 14 50% of the service rendered under temporary status will count for the purpose of retirement benefits
GID No. 7 below Rule No. 14 The temporary service rendered in a State Government is taken into account for computing total qualifying service
 Rule 16 Service as an apprentice shall not qualify for pension except SAS apprentice in the Audit and Accounts Department or the Defence Accounts Department
Rule 21 All leave for which leave salary is payable count for pension. EOL on MC will count for pension
EOL without MC for civil commotion will count for pension
EOL without MC for natural calamity will count for pension          EOL without MC for prosecuting higher scientific and technical studies will count for pension   
GID No. 1 below Rule 21 All spells of EOL without MC not covered by specific entry will count for pension. There should be specific entry that the leave period will not qualify for pension.
GID No. 1 below Rule 22 Pre-appointment training period will count for pension if the training is followed immediately by an appointment even if only the nominal allowance is paid.
GID No. 1 below Rule 23 Suspension period not covered by specific entry will count for pension. There should be specific entry that suspension period will not qualify for pension.
GID No. 2 below Rule 23 Suspension should be held wholly unjustified when the proceedings end with minor penalty
GID No. 3 below Rule 26 The period of absence from duty between the date on which resignation become effective and the date on which the person is allowed to resume duty as a result of permission to withdraw resignation is not more than 90 days
Rule 32 Verification of qualifying service after 18 years’ of service and 5 years before retirement
Rule 33 Emoluments receiving immediately before retirement or death
Note No. 7 below Rule 33 Pay drawn while in foreign service shall not be treated as emoluments. The pay which he would have drawn under Government had he not been on foreign service shall alone be treated as emoluments
GID No. 4 below Rule 33 DA should be treated as emoluments for all types of gratuity.
Note No. 1 below Rule 34 If during the last 10 months, the official has been absent from duty on leave for which leave salary is payable, the emoluments which he have drawn had he not been absent duty shall be taken into account. (It means that HPL is availed during last ten months, full pay and allowance will be taken for the leave period of HPL.)   
Note No. 2 below Rule 34 If during last 10 days, EOL or suspension not counting for pension is available, the period will be discarded and equal period before the ten months shall be included
Note No. 3 below Rule 34 If the official is on earned leave and the increment is earned during the first 120 days of earned leave, the increment will be taken into account for pension purpose though not actually drawn.
GID No. 3 below Rule 34 Determination of period of ten months in case of voluntary retirement:  If official retires 17.06.2018 Forenoon
                                                 Y       M     D
18.08.2017 to  31.08.2017                         14            14/30
01.09.2017 to  31.05.2018                   9
01.06.2018 to 16.06.2018                         16              16/30
 Total                                        0       10     0
 In order that the fractions of a month at either end, when added, work out to one full month. This formula will also apply in case of February irrespective the month has 28 days or 29 days.    (Hence 10 months- From 18.08.2017 to 16.06.2018)
GID No. 3 below Rule 35 Relinquishment of charge on a holiday on retirement: The retiring Government servant should formally relinquish charge on the afternoon of the last day of month even if it happens to be a closed holiday.
Rule 37 A Government servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a Public Sector Undertaking shall be deemed to have retired from Government service from the date of such absorption and he will be eligible to receive retirement benefits admissible under the provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
Rule 48 Retirement on completion of 30 years’ qualifying service-
By giving notice of not less than three months to the Appointing Authority. Acceptance of the notice by the Appointing Authority is not necessary
Rule 48-A Retirement on completion of 20 years’ qualifying service-                               By giving notice of not less than three months
It is subject to the acceptance of the notice by the Appointing Authority.
Rule 48 –A (3-A) A Government servant may make a request in writing to the Appointing Authority to accept the notice of voluntary retirement of less than three months giving reasons therefor.
Rule 49 (2) Pension is calculated at 50% of last pay drawn or average emoluments whichever is more beneficial to the official.
Rule 49 (2-A) Additional pension is admissible after completion of eighty years of age or above.
Rule 49 (3) In calculating the length of qualifying service, fraction of a year equal to three months and above shall be treated as a completed one half-year.
Rule 49 (4) Pension should be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
GID No. 7 below Rule 50 Dearness Allowance counts as emoluments for determing the amount of Retirement / Death gratuity
GID No. 8 below Rule 50 Maximum limit is raised to Rs. 20 Lakhs in respect of Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity
GID No. 8-A below Rule 34 Death gratuity table with reference to period of service
Rule 54(3) (a) (i) Enhanced family pension is admissible to the official who rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service
Where a official dies after rendering seven years of service, enhanced family pension shall be equal to 50% of the pay last drawn payable from the date following the date of death for a period of ten years, irrespective of age
Where a pensioner  dies after retirement, enhanced family pension shall be payable for a period of seven years from the date of retirement  or up to the age of 67 years of pensioner whichever is less
GID No. 21   below Rule 54 Family pension to parents at the ordinary rate only. No enhanced rate of family pension
Rule 69 (1) (b) Provisional pension shall be authorized from the date of retirement up to date of  conclusion of departmental or judicial proceedings, final orders are passed by the Competent Authority 
Rule 69 (1) (c) No gratuity shall be paid till the conclusion of disciplinary or judicial proceedings.
GID No. 7  below Rule 73 Only the arrears of licence fee shall be recoverable from pensioner’s relief.
Rule 5 (1) of CCS Commutation Rules, 1981 A Government servant shall be entitled to commute for a lump sum payment of an amount not exceeding forty percent of the pension
Rule 10-A The commuted amount of the pension shall be restored on completion of fifteen years from the date of reduction of pension on account of commutation becomes operative
Rule 18 Eligibility for Commutation of pension after medical examination:-
(1) Official retires on invalid pension (2)Official retires on compulsory retirement  (3)Official who submitting the application after one year of Superannuation or voluntary retirement  
Rule 31(2) (a) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 Where a Government servant has been granted leave not due resigns from service or at his request permitted to retire voluntarily without returning to duty, the leave not due shall be cancelled and his resignation or retirement taking effect from the date on which such leave had commenced. Hence the officer shall be deemed to have retired on …………………….(i.e.,) from the date of commencement of ‘Leave not due’.

Thanks to
Shri. P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs, Madurai, TN

Employment News : 30 June 2018 to 06 July 2018

Name Of Post : Technical Posts (Group ‘C’ Combatised)
No.of Vacancies : 207
Last Date :30 Days after Publication

Name Of Post : Civilian Motor Driver Grade-II
No.of Vacancies : 24
Last Date :21 Days after Publication

Name Of Post : Deputy General Manager, Manager Assistant, Foreman etc
No.of Vacancies : 245
Last Date :16.08.2018

Name Of Post : Junior Operator (Aviation) Grade- I
No.of Vacancies : 50
Last Date :07.07.2018

Name Of Post : PGT, Assistant Teacher, Librarian, LDC
No.of Vacancies : 11
Last Date :21 Days from Publish

खनिज अन्वेषण निगम लिमिटेड, नागपुर को
पद का नाम : उप-महाप्रबंधक, प्रबंधक, सहायक, फोरमैन, स्टेनोग्राफर आदि की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 245
अंतिम दिनांक :16.08.2018
सरदारनी सदा कौर खालसा बालिका उच्च माध्यमिक विद्यालय, नई दिल्ली द्वारा
पद का नाम : पी.जी.टी,सहायक शिक्षक, लाइब्रेरीयन, पयोग्शाला सहायक, निम्न श्रेणी लिपिक हेतु आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 11
अंतिम दिनांक :प्रकाशन के 21 दिनों के भीतर
सीमा सुरक्षा बल महानिदेशालय, नई दिल्ली द्वारा
पद का नाम : तकनीकी पदों (ग्रुप ‘सी’ लड़ाकू) हेतु भर्तियाँ
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 207
अंतिम दिनांक :प्रकाशन के 30 दिनों के भीतर
भारतीय नौसेना को
पद का नाम : सिविल मोटर ड्राइवर ग्रेड II की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 24
अंतिम दिनांक :प्रकाशन के 21 दिनों के भीतर
इंडियन ऑयल कारपोरेशन लिमिटेड को
पद का नाम : कनिष्ठ प्रचालक (उड्डयन) ग्रेड-I की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 50
अंतिम दिनांक :07.07.2018

Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees

Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation.

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi-110001

Ref: Confdn/2016-19 Dated - 28.06.2018

* SCRAP NPS Restore Defined Benefit Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for all employees.


Central Govt. Employees, State Govt. Employees, Public Sector Employees and other Class and Mass organisations will participate.

Dear Comrades,
Please refer to the Confederation Circular dated 25- 06-2018 wherein the Resolution & declaration, Programme of action and charter of demands adopted in the 10th June 2018 National Convention of Central Govt. Employees are published. A very big mass rally will be organised at New Delhi on 05-09-2018 along with State Government employees, Public sector employees and other class and mass organisations. Quota fixed for each affiliate and C-O-Cs are furnished below. Regarding accommodation etc. for the participants in the rally, each organisation/C-O-C shall make their own arrangements. Up and down travel tickets of the participants should be booked well in advance. As State Govt. Employees etc. are also participating in the rally, it will be difficult to get confirmed tickets in the last minute. All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to finalise the delegates of each unit and first priority may be given for booking tickets. For any help at New Delhi, C-O-C, Delhi State Committee may be contacted.

1. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee 09868520926
General Secretary, C-O-C. 09013163804
2. Com. Giriraj Singh 09811213808
President, C-O-C.

Name of affiliated 

No.of employees - 
quota fixed for mobilising and 
participating in the rally.

1. National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) - 5,000
2. Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) - 1,000
3. All India Audit & Accounts Association - 500
4. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association - 500
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) - 300
6. All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association (AICGWBEA) - 300
7. Geological Survey of India Employees Association (GSIEA) - 200
8. All other affiliated organisations - 100 each 
9. C-O-C Delhi - 500
10. C-O-Cs UP - 800
11. C-O-C West Bengal - 300
12. C-O-C Kerala - 150
13. C-O-C Tamilnadu - 200
14. C-O-C AP & Telangana - 300
15. C-O-C Karnataka - 200
16. C-O-Cs Maharashtra - 300
17. C-O-C Odisha - 150
18. C-O-C Assam & NE - 200
19. All other state C-O-Cs 100 - each
All affiliates are requested to allote quota to their lower units immediately. Please instruct all units to book tickets immediately.

Fraternally Yours,
M. Krishnan
Secretary General,
Mob.& Whats App: 09447068125


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Why you should file an ITR even if your income is non-taxable

There is a misconception that people without taxable income do not need to file their tax returns. However, there are many advantages to filing tax returns even if you don't need to.

When it comes to filing their tax returns, many people procrastinate. Some delay it, some don’t file their returns until they are pushed to as a necessity for taking a loan. They show little urgency towards filing their returns as the Income Tax Department does not send an immediate notice to individuals for missed deadlines.

Many taxpayers are oblivious to the benefits they miss out on, and the consequences that follow, if they don’t file their returns. There’s a lot of confusion – especially among those whose income falls below Rs 2.5 lakh per year – about whether there they need to file an ITR or not. 

Is it mandatory to file ITR?
There is a misconception that people without taxable income do not need to file their tax returns. The Income Tax Department mandates the filing of an ITR if your gross total income exceeds Rs.2.5 lakh before any deductions, exceeds Rs.3 lakh for those above the age of 60, or Rs.5 lakh for those above the age of 80 years.

Also, if you are an Indian resident and have assets or investments outside the country, it is mandatory for you to file returns even if your income is not taxable. If you don’t fall in any of these categories, it’s not mandatory for you to file an ITR.

However, even if you have zero tax liability, filing tax returns has an array of advantages:

Claiming tax refund
Even if your income is under the taxable limit, you may have paid taxes on it. An individual can file refunds to get this excess tax paid via TDS, or self-assessment, in the relevant financial year. Getting a refund of your taxes feels like getting a paycheck credited. If you don’t file your returns, you essentially let go of a possible refund.

Getting a visa
If you are planning to immigrate to another country or seeking a job opportunity abroad, you must have your ITRs for the recent years ready. Most embassies, especially the US and UK, ask for copies of ITRs to process your visa application.

Ease in applying for loan
  • If you apply for any loan such as a home loan, car loan etc. or even take a credit card, you are required to provide the ITR for the most recent assessment years – along with other documents – to the lender. The ITR acts as a statement of your income. It helps the lender assess your repayment capacity.
  • In the absence of an ITR, taking a loan becomes very difficult. In the absence of an ITR, you will be required to prove your earning, and repayment capacity, through other means. You may even be asked to bring a loan co-applicant, submit a collateral, or ensure security in other ways, to cover the repayment risk.

Carrying forward capital losses
If you have incurred capital losses, the Income Tax Act allows you to carry forward losses for eight consecutive years, and offset it against future gains and income. However, you need to have filed an ITR every year, without any break, to avail of this benefit. Even if your income is not taxable, you may have incurred losses that need to be carried forward. So it’s mandatory for you to file for return in the year you have incurred losses to carry them forward.

For other incomes
Even if your salary does not fall in any of the tax brackets, you may have other incomes such as income from tax-free bonds, or other non-taxable sources, which amount over Rs. 2.5 lakh. You should file an ITR showing your non-taxable earnings, which could act as a proof for income.
The writer is CEO, BankBazaar. The article has been published in collaboration with BankBazaar. Opinions expressed are that of the author.

Source :

BO Cash Request & Excess Cash Transfer in SAP - Revised procedure effect from 29/06/2018

BO Cash Request as per revised procedure dated 29/06/2018 Receipt of Excess Cash from Branch Office
Thanks to Admin, Notes for Free

Migration of APS Policies into McCamish

AICPIN for the month of May 2018

No. 5/1/2018-CPI

DATED: 29th June,2018
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers (CPI-IW) – May, 2018.

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2018 increased by 1 point and pegged at 289 (two hundred and eighty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.35 per cent between April, 2018 and May, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.36 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.68 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Groundnut oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry (chicken), Eggs (.Hen), Milk, pure Ghee, chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, palak, Potato, Radish, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Mustard oil, Chillies Dry, Lady’s Finger, Mango (Ripe), Torai, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 3.96 per cent for May, 2018 as compared to 3.97 per cent for the previous month and 1.09 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 1.66 per cent against 1.33 per cent of the previous month and (-) 1.63 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Sholapur and Bhilai reported the maximum increase of 6 points each followed by Pune, Kodarma and Godavarikhani (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres,3 points in 6 centres,2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Chhindwara, Darjeeling, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Ghaziabad recorded a maximum decrease, 6f 2 points each. Among others, I point decrease was observed in 12 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and 39 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Mumbai, Jabalpur and Chhindwara centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2018 will be released on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website


Examination Materials for Postman/MTS examination 2018-19

The following Master Guides are available in the address given below;




GDS candidates may use this book for examination as Direct quota.(Outsiders)

R.K.Traders. Sale of Publications. PO. Aniyartolu Via. Kattapana South 685515. Dist Idukki Kerala.

All Books are in English Version only.For Kerala circle candidates ,Xerox copies of Previous years Malayalam Question papers(regional paper-Part-C (ii)) be supplied.

Remit Rs 650/- by eMO only to the above address.Book be sent by Regd Post. RUSH...RUSH..! secure your copy.

V.K. Balan
Retired SSPOs
Nellikal House, Anniyartholu PO
Kattappana South, Idukki 685515
04868-270707 & 09947414885

Transfer of PAs / SAs under Rule - 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV in Odisha Circle

Transfer of PAs / SAs under Rule - 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV in Odisha Circle

SB Order 07/2018 : Deduction of TDS in respect of Senior Citizens who have invested in St.Citizen Savings Scheme

Important Rulings in FR & SR Part –I General Rules


Rule No


FR (9) (5)

Compensatory allowance

GIO No. 1 in

FR (9) (6)

Period of attending obligatory examination should be treated as duty

GIO No. 16 in

FR (9) (6)

Period of training before appointment shall be treated as duty for eligibility to sit for departmental examination

FR (9) (6-A)

Fee – Payment to a Government servant from the source other than the Government

FR (9) (9)

Honorarium - Payment to a Government servant from the source of  the Government

FR 10

No person shall be appointed to a post without a medical certificate of health.

FR 17-A

Interruption or break in service due to strike and consequent disabilities

FR 22 (I) (a) (1)

Promotion involving higher responsibilities

Rule 13 in (RP) Rules, 2016

Fixation of Pay on the date of promotion One increment is added to the pay of the lower post.  If the same pay is available in the promotional post, the same pay is fixed in the higher post. If the same pay is not available in the promotional post, the pay is fixed in the next level in the higher post.

Rule 13 in (RP) Rules, 2016 and OM dt 27.07.2017

Option giving facility                                                                                            Pay fixed in next Level in the promotional post on the date of promotion                                                                                                          Two increments will be given on the next date of increment

GIO No. 1 under                                FR 22

Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure w.e.f 01.01.2016

GIO No.23 under                                FR 22

Procedure for stepping up of pay

GIO No.34 under                                FR 22

The Next Below Rule and its scope

GIO No.13 under                                FR 26

Increment in Pay Matrix w.e.f 01.01.2016

GIO No.14 under                                FR 26

Date of next increment in the Revised Pay structure w.e.f 01.01.2016.

The officials for whose pay is fixed on 01.01.2016, will get next increment on 01.07.2016.

In case of appointment / promotion between 02.01.2016 to 01.07.2016 – next increment will be on 01.01.2017.

In case of appointment / promotion between 02.07.2016 to 01.01.2017 – next increment will be on 01.07.2017.

FR 27

Grant of premature increment

Premature increment will be sanctioned by the authority who has power to create a post in the same cadre on the same scale of pay


GIO No.5 under                               FR 27

Premature increment under FR 27 will not be granted as reward for meritorious work

FR 53

Subsistence allowance

FR 53 (1) (ii) (a)

Subsistence allowance = Half pay leave +DA admissible on subsistence allowance



It will be increased not exceeding 50% of it, if the suspension is continued for the reasons not attributable to the Government servant.


It will be reduced not exceeding 50% of it, if the suspension is continued for the reasons directly attributable to the Government servant.

FR 53 (1) (ii) (b)

Compensatory allowance (HRA) is admissible to the pay prior to the suspension

FR 53 (2)

Production of non employment certificate

GIO No.2 under                                FR 53

Revision of scale of pay under suspension

GIO No.5 under                                FR 53

Recoveries from the subsistence allowance                                                 (1) Compulsory deduction (2) Optional deductions (3) Non permissible deduction (4) Regarding recovery of overpayment- it is the discretion of the competent authority and not exceeding one third of the subsistence allowance


GIO No.6 under                                FR 53

Treatment of licence fee- free concession during suspension

FR 54

Regularization of suspension period

FR 54-B (2)

GS dies while suspension before disciplinary proceedings, suspension period shall be treated as duty

Audit Instruction under FR 54-B

Period of suspension should be treated as duty if minor penalty is imposed


Thanks to

Shri. P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs, Madurai, TN

IP/ASP Cadre restructuring in DOP

Convening of DPC for promotion to the Postal Service Group'B' cadre for the year 2017-2018 and onwards

Convening of DPC for promotion to the Postal Service Group'B' cadre for the year 2017-2018 and onwards- reg.

Scholarship to promote philately

Last date for sending applications is July 20

Students of Classes 6 and 9, and who have a passion for collecting stamps, are eligible for Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana, a scholarship for promotion of aptitude, research in stamps as hobby by the postal department.

A press release by the Postal Department on Thursday said that students who have secured more than 60% in final year examinations and who have a fixed philately deposit of Rs. 200 are eligible for the scholarship.


Applicants would be screened through a quiz and then finalised by their performance in Philately project.

Selected students are paid Rs. 500 every month for an year.

Interested students can send their applications through speed post or registered post to The Postmaster General, Vijayawada region, Near Gandhi Nagar post office, Vijayawada-520003.

Last date for sending applications is July 20.

For details one can visit- or

Assigning Temporary Substitute for workflow from User A to User B in SAP

Minutes of Meeting with representative of Service Unions on PNOP - DOP Order


Cadre Restructuring of Inspector Posts and Assistant Supdt. of Post Offices (ASPOs) Cadre

Creation of Jabalpur Region, Madhya Pradesh Circle - redeployment of Group'B' Gazetted/Non-gazetted posts

ZFFV50 : Cash Transfer between Post Offices to Bank in SAP - Revised Procedure w.e.f 29/06/2018


Gist of changes is below:

1.Initiation, approval & confirmation all within ZFFV50 hence no inbox business workflow.

2.No changes required in ZFWF as the same configuration is used in new process.

3.In case of any issue, please verify with roles and ZFWF before raising service desk ticket.

4.Process of assigning substitute is also attached which can be used while Treasurer/Post Master leaves.

Download ZFFV50 New Process

Download Process of assigning substitute for Workflow

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Postings on Promotions/transfers of Sr. Private Secretary(Gazetted) General Central Service, Group 'B' - DOP Order

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It Is A Human Right Of Person Accused Of Sexual Harassment To Get Info To Defend Himself, Says CIC; Penalises “Penny-wise” CPIO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that it is the human right of a person accused of sexual harassment in his capacity as a citizen and accused under the RTI Act and under the principles of criminal justice, to get all the related information to defend himself in a penal proceedings while imposing a penalty of Rs 25,000 on a Public Information Officer for denying the information to an officer accused of sexual harassment at workplace and recommended disciplinary enquiry be conducted against him.

CIC Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu also criticised the CPIO for demanding Rs. 6 for three pages supplied to the appellant by writing a letter, as the CIC said, “The RTI Rules say the CPIO can collect the copying fee at Rs 2 per page but did not authorize him to demand Rs 2 by spending more than that. This reflects at least, the harassing nature of the CPIO, which is surely a sign of malice. The problem of CPIO is the mindset and attitude. It is part of malice.”

“It is the human right of the appellant in his capacity as a citizen and accused under RTI Act and under the principles of criminal justice, to all the related information to defend himself in penal proceedings. The expression ‘human rights’ is defined in Section 2(d) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. “human rights” means the rights relating to life liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India,” said Acharyulu.

“There are, in fact, two human rights—one, right to defend himself in penal proceedings and second, right to information to prepare for that defence. These two human rights are founded on a) principles of natural justice and due process, b) principles of criminal justice, c) the provisions of SHW Act of 2013, d) the provisions of RTI Act 2005,” he added.

The CIC was hearing an appeal moved by an officer facing an inquiry on a complaint of alleged sexual harassment. He had sought information on 15 points, including copies of Statements of the named individuals obtained by the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) during the preliminary inquiry and copies of correspondences between an official and the president of the ICC.

While the CPIO denied him the information, three documents were given to the appellant which included a copy of the order by which ICC, Mandsaur, was formed, a copy of order by which a particular member of ICC was placed on superannuation list and a copy of his retirement charge report.

The CPIO also wrote to the appellant to pay Rs. 6 for a page.

To the CIC’s surprise, the appellant was denied the other information by the CPIO citing Section 16 of the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013 which is prohibition of publication of information to and by the media about the identity and addresses of aggrieved woman, respondent and witnesses during the conciliation and inquiry proceedings, and action taken etc.

The CIC noted that “the provision does not mean that information could be denied to respondent-accused. Hence denial of information sought by the appellant is in clear breach of all above provisions of SHW Act of 2013”.

The CPIO also invoked exemption clauses 8(1)(d) and (g) of RTI Act to deny the appellant the information, which the CIC said, should have been given as per principles of natural justice, rules of disciplinary inquiry, Act of 2013, Rules made thereunder, official handbook of the Ministry containing guidelines for prevention of Sexual Harassment. The CPIO used exemption clauses under the RTI Act also.

Section 8(1)(d) of RTI Act says; information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information.

Section 8(1)(g) says: information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes.

The first appellate authority also upheld the denial of information.
The appellant moved the CIC saying as a charge-sheeted accused before ICC, the principles of natural justice demand that certified copies of all documents relating to the inquiry report, including copies of the statements of witnesses, should be given to him to facilitate him to substantiate his defence and for the conduct of the inquiry in a fair manner.

How are statement of witnesses a trade secret?
The CIC observed, “The CPIO neither explained nor justified how these clauses could be invoked in this case. He has not applied his mind at all. How the statement of witnesses and other documents relating to sexual harassment complaint could be considered as ‘trade secret’, ‘commercial confidence’ or ‘intellectual property’ of the third party or public authority? This is absolute absurdity.
“The appellant himself gave the names of the four witnesses and asked for their statements of evidence given during inquiry. This information was denied under an excuse that their physical security is threatened. These excuses are laughable and amounts to misuse of law by authority to deny the right to information of the appellant. It also reflects malafide on the part of the CPIO. If this is the way information is denied and accused is not allowed to defend, false allegations will increase and real purpose of Act of 2013 and RTI Act will be totally defeated.”

“The charge of sexual harassment is a serious allegation which if falsely made and proved by suppression of information to the accused, it can ruin the career of the accused, cause permanent and irreparable damage to the reputation and also disturb his domestic life affecting his relations with his wife and children. Society will look him down and people talk badly about him in his absence or some may even insult him openly. As per SHW Act 2013, he would be shifted, and he might even face criminal prosecution under IPC which in our country would span over a decade or more involving huge expenditure and going to courts for several rounds as an accused person. A false allegation can render his life a hell for the accused officer and if innocent, the officer might suffer serious mental torture also. It can destroy a person totally. The due process, principles of natural justice and legal provisions of the SHW Act of 2013 provide him a right to defend himself from allegation of sexual harassment, and the right to information to secure those related documents will strengthen that right”.

Referring to the Supreme Court verdict in Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India in which it was held that right to live under Article 21 is not merely a physical right but includes within its ambit the right to live with human dignity, the CIC said, “An unproven charge of sexual harassment seriously affects the dignity of a person. And not facilitating the procedural rights including right to information/documents that are being used against him will deprive him of a due opportunity to defend himself, which is the human right to free and fair trial that amount to breach of Article 21.”
The CIC also referred to various provisions of the CrPC and also the Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution which provide for an accused to be informed of the nature and causes of accusations and the right to cross-examine while being allowed to put the witness in his defence.

It also referred to another recent judgment of CIC in M Dinesh v PIO, Bureau of Immigration/Intelligence Bureau, wherein it was held that it was a human right of the accused facing inquiry to have complete information.

“By denying the information the appellant was not only harassed by the public authority, but also by the CPIO. While public authority denied him the documents which he was entitled under SHW Act of 2013, the CPIO denied them under RTI Act besides wrongfully invoking Section 8(1) (d) and (g). It is absurd to think that copy of inquiry report and statements of witnesses could be ‘trade secret’, ‘intellectual property’ or of ‘commercial confidence’,” said Acharyulu.
A pennywise CPIO
“The CPIO was penny wise when he demanded Rs 6 to give 3 pages. The CPIO might have spent at least Rs 15 to Rs 100 approximately (taking into account the time, energy, paper, typing or correcting mistakes, which is quite possible, and posting) to write a letter demanding Rs 6. If it is his personal money, no prudent man would spend Rs 100 for collecting Rs 6. Is it not wrongful spending of public money? If this CPIO is demanding money up to Rs 18, by spending Rs 20 to Rs 100 every day hypothetically, what should be the loss of exchequer per year? Even if the appellant positively responds and pays Rs 6 promptly, still the loss would be Rs 94. The RTI Rules say the CPIO can collect the copying fee at Rs 2 per page but do not authorize him to demand Rs 2 by spending more than that. This reflects at least, the harassing nature of the CPIO, which is surely a sign of malice,” said the CPIO.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

StopDB 3.0 Dated 28.06.18

StopDB version 3.0 with option to have the Backup of POSTALPOS_BO folder and multiple folders is released on 28.06.2018.

Pre Requisite: Winrar software. If not installed, you can get it here: Download Winrar

Place the StopDB exe in CSI Server anywhere, create a shortcut to Desktop. Use this for Stop DB/Backup and Shutdown the system. Please provide Run as Administrator privilege to the Exe. 

What's new?

Option for Shutdown is provided. At the end , ie. after completing backup, if the system is required to be shutdown, select this checkbox. In such a case, close all other running applications. Save all opened files. If you wish to continue work further leave checkbox blank.

For the first time you need to select the Destination folder. It can be even a folder in Pen Drive. Presently, network path not supported. Click on Save. The Path will be saved in registry. Display of Destination is provided.

Click on Run.It will validate the running of POSTALPOS_BO and if found running, Stop Database Server script (Script as provided by TCS) executed. Wait till the batch file process completed. Next, click on Backup. If this is executed in a system other than Server, message will be shown.
Backup process will be completed. Now the Backup file in zip form will be available in the Destination folder. 

Process is to be completed daily after PO End and successful sync. Unwanted old backup files are required to be deleted manually.


As per the DOP guidelines, the following folders are to be backed up .


Including all these folders for daily backup will consume lot of time. Still, it is felt that the backup of these folders in each office is a must. Therefore, provision of Backup-Pro is provided. Through this option, Backup of POSTALPOS_BO single folder can be done.

Additional folders can be added by browsing. Reset will empty all folder names from the list. Cancel will take you to the home screen. Once cancel is clicked, again PostaPOS_BO folder will be added.
After selecting required all folders, click on Backup.
This zipped file can be preserved separately. Through Backup-Pro, this Tool can be used for backup of any other folders also
Feedback/Suggestions on bugs are most welcome.