Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Amendment of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Inspector Posts

India Post Payment Bank Merchant onboarding

Postal Back office and POS latest version 3.9.1 released - Download

Postal Back office and POS latest version 3.9.1 released.. Available for download
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2) For POS- Open C Drive - POS- Application - Counter -PTC 3.1 - Start.bat - Get latest version

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Declaration of Holiday on 14th Aopril 2018 - DOP TN Order



Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017, Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulation 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.

Withholding of Annual Increment if not meet MACP or Promotion Benchmark

Withholding of Annual Increment if not meet MACP or Promotion Benchmark

The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service

ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Pay Commission Reports

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and
(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?


A Statement is laid on the Table of the House
Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 568 dated 06.04.2018 raised by Shri Jose K. Mani regarding Pay Commission Reports

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.
(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

Claiming TA DA Bills – Lodging, Food Bill Vouchers are not required

Claiming TA DA Bills – Lodging, Food Bill Vouchers are not required

CGDA has reiterated that for Claiming TA DA Bills, Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill, Taxi Charges Vouchers are not required with reference to the Finance Ministry Order issued on 1st February 2018

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

No. AN/XIV/19015/Govt. Orders/TA/DA/LTC/Medical/2018


Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules — Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh pay Commission.

A copy of Government of India, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 01.02.2018 on the above subject is available on the website of CGDA for your information, guidance and necessary action please.

According to the OM of Department of Expenditure dated 1st February 2018

” The 6th CPC had changed the old concept of Daily Allowance by introducing reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges on production of vouchers for the same. Since this was a new concept, therefore, option was given to the employees to choose either the old 5th CPC single rate of DA or the new system of DA based on reimbursement of expenses as per 6th CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to continue the concept of reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges with the exception that vouchers are not required to be produced for Food Bills]

Finance Ministry Approved Linking of POSB Accounts with IPPB Accounts

Around 340 million post office savings account holders will be able to avail a full-fledged digital banking service from May as the government has approved linking such accounts with that of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).

"The finance ministry has approved linking of savings bank accounts at post offices with IPPB accounts. This will enable post office account holders to transfer money from their account to any bank accounts...," an official source told PTI.

The 340 million savings accounts comprise 170 million post office savings bank accounts and rest are those subscribed monthly income scheme, recurring deposits etc.

The move also paves the way for creating of country's largest banking network as India Post has plans to link all 155,000 post office branches with the IPPB.

India Post has started core banking service but it offers money transfer service within post office savings bank (POSB) accounts.

"IPPB is governed by Reserve Bank of India and banking service of post offices comes under the finance ministry. IPPB customers can use NEFT, RTGS and other money transfer services as available for any banking customers. Once POSB accounts are linked with IPPB, customers will be able to enjoy all money transfer service like other banks," the source said.
He said that by May, India Post will give option to POSB account customers to avail this facility.

"The service will be optional. If post office account holders opt for it, their account will be linked to their IPPB account," the source said.

As per an official statement issued earlier, India Post plans to start functioning of all 650 IPPB branches from this month. All 650 branches will be connected to smaller post offices in the districts.

"IPPB branches and all the access points will be linked to postal network which has 155,000 post offices in total. Out of this, 103,000 branches are in rural area," the source said.

With 155,000 branches, India Post will be able to create country's largest banking network.

"In the second phase, starting September, account holders in post office will have an option to pay for post office products from their IPPB accounts including deposit money for Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, recurring deposits, speed post, etc," he said.

Also, the IPPB will start registering merchants who will accept payment from its customer with help of application. The IPPB customers will be able to make payments to various merchants like grocery store, tickets etc with help of their app, the source said.

Child care leave clarification from DOPT

Child care leave clarification from DOPT

IPPB to Enable POSB Accounts for Online Fund Transfer

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Expansion Programme continues to make brisk progress and a nation-wide roll-out is scheduled beginning April 2018.
No decision has been taken to revise the timelines as reported in some sections of the media on Tuesday, 06th February 2018.

Once the proposed expansion is completed, IPPB will be providing the largest financial inclusion network in the country, covering both urban as well as rural hinterland with ability to provide digital payment services at the doorstep with the help of Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS).

IPPB will also enable more than 17 crore active account-holders of Post Office Savings Bank to make interoperable digital payments including the benefit of NEFT, RTGS, UPI and bill payment services.

Additionally, the IPPB will enable acceptance of digital payments across post offices in the country in line with the digital payments initiative of the government.
Source: Press Information Bureau


AIGDSU tried its level best through all types of agitational programmes and got success to put pressure on the Government of India as well as on the Department of Posts. As a result the process for implementation of GDS Committee is expedited. The officers in the Department of posts have done errors while preparing the cabinet note. Without proper examination the cabinet note was sent to Ministry of finance for approval. Ministry of Finance raisedqueries and sent back the cabinet note to the DOP for correction. The negligence of officers in the department of posts causes delay in implementation. A.IG.D.S.U, opposed this type of attitude of the officers and warned not to repeat this in future regarding GDS issues.
A.I.G.D.S.U, issues two phase programme against inordinate delay in implementation of GDS committee report and the attitude of the Department towards GDS issues. CHQ congratulates CWC members, Circle Secretaries, Divisional and Branch Secretaries for making blackbadge programme thundering success all over the Country.

Nobody in the history of Postal Trade Union movement, not to dare enough to conduct agitation at Prime Minister’s residence. A.I.G.D.S.U conducted Dharna in front of Prime Minister’s residence with thousands of Gramin Dak Sevaks officials came from all Circle having one motto on 15-03-2018.

A.I.G.D.S.U representatives met Secretary (posts) on 07-03-2018 and discussed the progress of the GDS committee report, more than half an hour at IPPB workshop.

The Secretary (Posts) informed that the Department of posts prepared cabinet note answering the querries raised by Ministry of finance. The Secretary (Posts) also said that the corrected cabinet note was sent to communication Minister for his signature.

It is learnt that the know cabinet note sent to Ministry of Finance for approval. Thereafter it will be sent to cabinet for final approval.

Dedication Ceremony of Parcel Processing Centre at Lucknow GPO

Incentive Structure : India Post Payment Bank

During the IPPB meeting in Delhi all unions have demanded to include the IPPB work in work load and given a letter also.But till today there is no response from the department. 

IPPB is being launched through out India very shortly. Once they started and implemented giving incentive it is not so easy to change it. 
Therefore all unions must come together and pursue the issue with the department before IPPB is implemented

Transformational Role of Postal Assistant and Postmen/Grameen Dak Sevaks: IPPB

✓ Postal Assistant along with Postmen and Grameen Dak Sevaks are going to play a pivotal role in the journey of IPPB.

✓ IPPB aim to empower the lives of millions of customers by helping them to be financially included, helping them to be aware and achieve of short term and long term financial goals. You are a part of this noble journey by leading it from the front. 

✓ You are the most important people as you will engage with the customer and be the brand ambassadors of IPPB. 

✓ You will take charge of situations on the ground and tell the customers about Banking and our offerings to them.

✓ IPPB is going to facilitate the payments services for last mile customers through Postal Assistant at the counters of HO/SO and Doorstep Banking extended by Postmen and Grameen Dak Sevaks. Payments Services includes Remittances, gas and electricity bill payments, mobile recharge, DTH recharge, school fees payments, buying of bus and unreserved train tickets, payments of direct benefit schemes of Government of India, small payments to local fruit and vegetable sellers etc.

✓ In a village, the nearest bank branch may be 10-25 kms away and the India Post, with its huge network of post offices and army of Postal Assistant andpostmen/Grameen Dak Sevaks, will be able to effectively deliver the services of IPPB and DoP.

✓ Even if a customer is not familiar with operating a mobile app on their own then they can approach the postmen and Grameen Dak Sevaks armed with micro-ATMs or postal assistants at counters to help them make payments and complete the various transactions at their doorstep.

✓ They will also onboard the different merchants to so that the customers will not face any challenges to use QR card for making various payments digitally. 

✓ All these will be going to help the country to achieve the dream of digital India and developing an eco-system for the cashless economy.

Slipgen 1.1 Dated 09.04.2018 for Generating SO/BO Slip in CSI Enviroment

Slipgen 1.1
A tool created by srfix for CSI environment.
  • (To create SO/BO Slips)
  • For new installation , Download the Setup file. Extract it. Run the Setup.exe
  • Application will be installed in C:\Program Files\Slipgen
  • On first run, it will ask for creation of Operator.
  • As administrator login to the tool using the password sa (This password cannot be changed)
What is New?:
Provision is made to Print the Slip of Selected Office.

Complete Setup of Slipgen 1.1:

Exisiting users can download the Exe only and replace the exe in C:\Program Files\Slipgen.

Exe and MDB only :
Regional Settings Registry files:
Pl send your feedback, report on bugs to :
Shivaram EV