Thursday, June 07, 2018

TN, DOP Organised Interactive session with the GDS by Hon'ble Defence Minister

Memo No. EST/100-3/04/CCR dated at Chennai 600 002
The department of Posts, Tamilnadu Circle has organised an interactive session with the Gramin Dak Sevaks by the Hon'ble Minister of Defence, Govt. of India at PT Thyagarayanagar Hall, GN Chetty Road, Near Panagal Park opp. to kannadasan statue, T Nagar, Chennai  600017.

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Information sought under the Right To Information Act against RTI Application dated 30.05.2018

Govt approves 55% hike in wages of Gram Dak Sevaks

The Cabinet also decided that the annual hike at the rate of 3% will be provided and the same may be given on January 1 or July 1 of every year as the case may be based on the one-time written request of Gram Dak Sevaks.
 The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Department of Posts to hike wages of Gram Dak Sevaks (GDS) by more than 55%, a move which will benefit around 3.07 lakh GDS. As part of the wage hike, the government has rationalised the time-related continuity allowance structure and slabs. Also, Gram Dak Sevaks have been brought under two categories — branch postmasters (BPMs) and other than branch postmasters, assistant branch postmaster (ABPMs).

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said gram dak sevaks who were getting Rs 2,775 will now get Rs 12,500 per month, while those being paid Rs 4,115 will get Rs 14,500. These revised wages will come with arrears with effect from January 1, 2016 in a single installment.
“The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1,257.75 crore (non-recurring expenditure of Rs 860.95 crore and recurring expenditure of Rs 396.80 crore) during 2018-19,” an official statement said.

The Cabinet also decided that the annual hike at the rate of 3% will be provided and the same may be given on January 1 or July 1 of every year as the case may be based on the one-time written request of Gram Dak Sevaks.

On the benefits of the wage hike, Sinha said a higher remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the rollout of the India Post Payment Bank, the GDS network is expected to play a key role in financial inclusion of the rural population.

At present, around 1.29 lakh extra-departmental branch post offices are primarily being manned by GDS branch postmasters. In addition, GDS other than branch postmasters are working in various branch, sub and head post offices. India has a network of more than 1.55 lakh post offices.

Postal staff call off strike after cabinet nod for pay revision

TRICHY: Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) – rural postal employees called off their indefinite strike following the cabinet approval to the revision in their wage structure and allowance.

As part of the nationwide strike that commenced on May 22, as many as 5,000 GDS of Trichy postal region comprising 12 districts went on a strike for the past 16 days to demand the implementation of the recommendations by Kamalesh Chandra committee.

The approval to their demands by the central government came on Wednesday evening following the clearance given by the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 


“All the GDS in Trichy postal region will report for duty tomorrow (Thursday) as the cabinet approval gives us a new hope,” said divisional secretary of national federation of postal employees S Govindarajan on Wednesday. The announcement came when a section of employees staged a demonstration in Mannachanallur in Trichy on Wednesday.

“The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1,257.75 crore (non-recurring expenditure - Rs 860.95 crore and recurring expenditure of Rs 396.80 crore) during 2018-19. Around 3.07 lakh gramin dak sevaks will be benefited by this wage revision,” a statement from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said.

The delivery of letters through India Post came to an abrupt halt in rural areas of Trichy leading to the backlog of lacks of letters, parcels from both the individuals, private organisations and the government departments due to the strike.

“We managed to deliver the posts in the city areas in Trichy by assigning additional duties to the regular postmen and women.

Guidelines to be followed for holding Of Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International)

No. 19/(36)/E.Coord/2018
Government Of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure
E.Coord Branch
New Delhi, the 30th May, 2018
MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines to be followed for holding Of Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International)

Ministry of Finance, Department Of Expenditure has been issuing guidelines for holding of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International) from time to time with the objective that Ministries/Departments undertake such events keeping in mind the absolute necessity of it and adhering to almost economy. The extant guidelines have been reviewed and stand revised.

2. It has been decided that henceforth only proposals involving expenditure above Rs. 40 lakhs for International as well as domestic Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc, will need to be referred to the Department of Expenditure.


3. International conferences/ workshops Iseminars/ meetings etc:
i) All proposals involving expenditure of Rs. 40 Lakh or less for holding conferences/ workshops/ seminars} meetings etc. involving participation of foreign delegates may be decided by the Ministry/ Department in consultation with their Financial Adviser The approval of the Minister in Charge, political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and clearance of Ministry of Home Affairs from security angle (wherever required) shall be obtained.

ii) All Proposals involving expenditure above Rs. 40 (Forty) lakh for incurring expenditure on holding conferences,’ workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc. with international participation should be referred to the Department of Expenditure (DOE) with the approval Of the Minister in Charge. political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and clearance of Ministry of Home Affairs from
security angle (wherever required) for obtaining approval Of the Cabinet Secretary through Secretary (Expenditure).

iii) Commitment for bearing travel/ accommodation cost on participants from foreign countries should be kept to the barest minimum. Ministries/ Departrnents shall exercise utmost economy and austerity in this regard

iv) “In-principle” approval of the Minister-in-charge should be taken sufficiently in advance before the event.

v) Priority will be given to those conferences that arise out of intemational agreements/ obligations. Other conferences etc. should be planned only if there is residual provision in the Budget.

vi) All preparations for holding the conference and other formalities should be completed sufficiently in advance to avoid any last minute hitch and embarrassment.

vii) All administrative arrangements including issuance Of invitations should be done after receiving Cabinet Secretary’s approval or as per the powers delegated under this 0M.

4. Domestic conferences/ workshops Iseminars/ meetings etc: proposals involving RS 40 (Forty) lakh or less may be decided by the Ministry/ Department in consultation with their Financial Adviser. proposals involving expenditure above Rs 40 (Forty) lakh for incurring expenditure on holding conferences/ workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc, with participation limited to Indian delegates only may be referred to Department of Expenditure for approval of Secretary (Expenditure). Approval Of Secretary of the Ministry/ Department may be Obtained prior to the file being referred to Department Of Expenditure.

5. Autonomous Bodies:
i) Conferences held by Autonomous Bodies generally generate revenue from sponsorships and registrations and most of the time either they do not require government support or require in small portions. Administrative Ministries are competent to grant approval for holding the conferences (whether domestic or intemational) where no funds are required from Government

ii) However, if Government funds are required and the financial assistance required is more than Rs. 40 Lakhs for International as well as Domestic conferences/ workshops ‘seminars/ meetings etc. such cases shall be referred to Department of Expenditure.

6. General Instructions: While referring the cases of Conferences etc., whether domestic or international, to Department of Expenditure, following may be strictly adhered to:
(i) Holding of Exhibitions/ fairs/ seminars/ conferences/ workshops etc. abroad should be discouraged except for promotion of trade and business and for projection of ‘Brand India’. For this purpose, depending on the nature of event, if more than one Ministry/ Department is involved, a Nodal Ministry/ Department should be identified to take the lead for coordinating and organizing the event.
(ii) All proposals referred to Department of Expenditure on the subject should be sent at least one month in advance of commencement of the event and only through the Financial Adviser concerned While referring the proposals to the Department of Expenditure, it may be ensured that necessary clearances viz. from Ministry Of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs etc. and approval Of competent authority in the Ministry/ Department have been obtained and placed in the file. In the absence of these, the proposals will be returned without processing in the Department of Expenditure
(iii) Sufficient provision in the relevant Budget should be ensured before such proposals are processed in the Ministry/ Department and before referring proposals to Department Of Expenditure. The proposal should clearly indicate the budget provision.
(iv) Stipulated timeline for submission of proposals may be adhered to strictly. It may be noted that henceforth, delayed proposals will not be processed unless accompanied by a Delay Report containing reasons for delay, duly approved by the Administrative Secretary.
(v) Holding of conferences/ workshops Iseminars/ meetings etc. in Five Star Hotels is banned except in case of bilateral/ multilateral official engagements held at the level Of Minister-in-Charge or Administrative Secretary with foreign Government or international bodies of which India is a Member. Any deviation in this regard should be referred to the Department of Expenditure with adequate justification.
(vi) Ministries/Departments shall not resort to seeking ex post- facto approval on the proposals since they are liable to be rejected. Hence, adequate advance planning and obtention of all requisite approvals/clearances is emphasized

7. Notwithstanding the enhancement in the prescribed expenditure ceiling, all Ministries/ Departments shall ensure utmost economy in public expenditure.

8. This is in supersession of Department of Expenditure’s earlier instructions on tie subject cited above issued vide following OMs NO.:i) 19(9)/E.Coord/2011 dated 5th March, 2015
ii)19(9)/E.Coord/2012 dated 12th July, 2012
iii)19(9)/E.Coord/2012 dated 13th September, 2011
iv) 7(1)/E.Coord/2010 dated 13th September, 2010
v) 7(1)/E.Coord/2010dated 31st May, 2010
vi) 7(1)/E.Coord/2002 dated 28th May, 2003

9. These instructions will come into operation with immediate effect.
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(H. Atheli)
Director
Authority: www.doe.gov.in

We met Secretary posts and other officers


We met Secretary posts and other officers at the first time after withdrawal of the indefinite strike and requested to expedite the process to issue necessary orders regarding pay and allowances etc. Secretary assured to issue orders in the next week.

The officers in the directorate said that the Chief Post Master General is the competent to grant compensation for clearance of last 16 days work. All Circle Secretaries are requested to approach Chief Post Master General to settle the issue.

GDS Pay Revision: PIB Report in Hindi

मंत्रिमंडल ने डाक विभाग के ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों(जीडीएस) के वेतन भत्‍तों में संशोधन को मंजूरी दी

पत्र सूचना कार्यालय
भारत सरकार
मंत्रिमंडल

06-जून-2018 16:00 IST

मंत्रिमंडल ने डाक विभाग के ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों(जीडीएस) के वेतन भत्‍तों में संशोधन को मंजूरी दी

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी की अध्‍यक्षता में केन्‍द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने आज डाक विभाग के ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों (जीडीएस) के वेतन भत्‍तों में संशोधन को मंजूरी दी है।



वेतन भत्‍तों में संशोधन के लिए वर्ष 2018-19 के दौरान 1257.75 करोड़ रुपये (860.95 करोड़ रुपये के गैर-आवर्ती खर्च 396.80 करोड़ रुपये के आवर्ती खर्च) खर्च होने का अनुमान है।

वेतन भत्‍तों में इस संशोधन से 3.07 लाख ग्रामीण डाक सेवक लाभान्वित होंगे।

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GDS Arrear Table for BPM & GDS

After a long struggle, Cabinet approved Kamalesh Chanra Recommendations and the Arrears Table for MC/MP/MM , MD/SV and BPM are reproduced below for reference.












2nd Quarterly Calendar for the year 2018-19


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