Thursday, August 02, 2018

Minutes of the meeting held on 31/07/2018 at 11:00 AM at Dak Bhawan - Directorate


Holding of Circle Relaxation committee meeting on 24/07/2018 & 25/07/2018 - Compassionate Appointment

No Proposal for Removal of Creamy Layer for OBCs

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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

02-August, 2018
No Proposal for Removal of Creamy Layer for OBCs
The Government has implemented the ‘creamy layer’ concept in pursuance of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order in the case of Indra Sawhney and others etc. vs. Union of India and others [(Civil) No. 930/1990]. At present, there is no proposal in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for removal of Creamy Layer.

The Government has constituted a Commission on 2nd October, 2017 under article 340 of the Constitution to examine the sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes. The Commission commenced functioning with effect from 11.10.2017 i.e. the date of assumption of charge by the Chairperson. There has been no delay in constituting the panel.

Certain States including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have introduced sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes reservation quota. The sub-categorization adopted by these States is being studied by the Commission for Other Backward Classes to examine the issues of sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Re-Employment or Commercial Employment of Retired Government Officers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2318
ANSWERED ON: 01.08.2018
Re-Employment of Retired Government Officers
(SMT.) RATNA DE(NAG)
KAMLESH PASWAN

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether it is a fact that as per the rules regarding re-employment of retired Government officials, there is a cooling off period of one year; 

(b) if so, the details thereof; 

(c) whether any check is being made regarding its implementation by all the Ministries especially by the Indian Armed Forces; and 

(d) the action being taken by the department to cancel such appointments by private sector companies which are employing retired Government officials immediately after retirement?

ANSWER


MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): There is no provision of cooling off period of one year for re-employment of retired Government officials.

(b) & (c): In view of reply to part (a), question does not arise.

(d): As per rules, if, a pensioner who, immediately before his retirement was a Group ‘A’ officer (including officers belonging to All India Services), wishes to accept any commercial employment before the expiry of one year from the date of his retirement, he shall obtain the previous sanction of the Government to such acceptance by submitting an application in the prescribed form. The rules also provide that if such a pensioner takes up any commercial employment at any time before the expiry of one year from the date of his retirement without prior permission of the Government, it shall be competent for the Government to declare that he shall not be entitled to the whole or such part of the pension and for such period as may be specified.
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Books for LGO Exam to be held on 09.12.2018

Cancellation of the Training Program for the PA/SA Induction, IT Modernization and MCDP courses of PTC saharanpur

Regarding Change in Pin Code of 4 Post Offices of Gondal, surendranagar and Amreli Division


Discontinuation of Overtime Allowances - Lok Sabha Q & A dated 01.08.2018


Regarding Change in PIN Code of 22 Post Offices of Mahesana Division in Gujarat Circle

Regarding Change in PIN Code of 22 Post Offices of Mahesana Division in Gujarat Circle
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BULLETIN NO. 06 - All India Postal SBCO Employee Association

BULLETIN NO. 06

YOUR STRUGGLES DEVELOP YOUR STRENGTHS, WHEN YOU GO THROUGH HARDSHIPS AND DECIDE NOT TO SURRENDER, THAT IS STRENGTH
– ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Minutes of Committee on GDS Compassionate Engagement met on 23/07/2018 and 24/07/2018

Minutes of Committee on GDS Compassionate Engagement met on 23/07/2018 and 24/07/2018 to consider claims for engagement on compassionate ground in respect of deceased GDS
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Important Orders, Notification, Clarification and Lok Sabha Q & A

Important Orders and News - Post Offices dated 01/02/2018 https://goo.gl/HHt4oL

Direct Recruitment Notification for holding competitive Examination restricted to GDS for the Post of MTS https://goo.gl/rdi4Jy

Total No of Post Offices in the Country as on 31/03/2018 https://goo.gl/FDgFrq

Clarification on Date of next increment under Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 https://goo.gl/jfeTw7

Guidelines for transfer to regulate transfers of Group 'C' officials, Group 'B' (non-gazetted) officials and Assistant Superintendent of Posts (Group 'B' Gazetted) https://goo.gl/GS1ARw

Major changes in Transfer Policy Guidelines dated 31.07.2018 https://goo.gl/njEzWU

Expected DA From July 2018 – Almost Confirmed! https://goo.gl/ijSHds

No of Post Offices Post Offices functioning from Rented Buildings https://goo.gl/4ekQaa

Counting of Induction Period for MACPS https://goo.gl/CkJtGg

SB and SC Complied Materials for easy reference https://goo.gl/HFDRik

LTC TO EMPLOYEES https://goo.gl/toVGao

Discontinuation of Overtime Allowances https://goo.gl/hLpTuo

Govt to introduce Bill to reinstate provisions in SC/ST Act during ongoing session of Parliament

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to introduce the Bill to reinstate the provisions to protect dalits from any sort of atrocities. Sources said the Bill will be passed during the ongoing session of parliament.

The decision was taken under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the deadline set by dalit groups and BJP's allies to restore the provisions of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. The PM told ministers that there will be no change in the original provisions, sources said.

As per the amendments - preliminary enquiry shall not be required for registration of a FIR against any person and an arrest, if necessary, will not require any approval. Also, Section 438 of CrPC won't apply under this Act.

The debate over dalits' protection started soon after the Supreme Court passed an order stating that arrests of accused under the law can happen only after proper investigation. The order had fuelled large scale protest by dalit organisations which alleged that the provisions to protect dalits were diluted.

The dalit organisations have threatened to hit the streets if their demand for the restoration of provisions is not met before August 9.

Last week, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag had maintained that the government would do the needful to avoid any protest.

Source:-The Times of India

LTC TO EMPLOYEES - LOK SABHA Q & A DATED 01.08.2018


Counting of Induction Period for MACPS

This article is regarding the counting of induction training period for MACPS. In this connection, the following orders may be referred.

1. Directorate letter no 44-2/2011-SPB dt 5.5.2016
2. DOPT OM no 16/16/89-Estt(Pay-I) dt 22.10.1990
3. DOPT OM no 16/16/89-Estt(Pay-I) dt 31.3.1992
4. Directorate letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 18.9.2009
5. Directorate letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 23.6.2006
6. Directorate letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 2.7.2018

The counting of induction training period for TBOP/BCR/MACPS is now discussed everywhere. Separate orders are issued in this regard on various dates as cited in the above references.

Whether the period of training is included for TBOP/BCR/MACPs is not the case. What is important is that whether such induction training period is counted for increment or not. Without going in to this vital issue there are so many questions regarding this issue. If any period is counted for increment, it would automatically counted for the promotions/financial upgradations. Let us see the developments in these cases.

As per the reference cited 2 above, the induction training period was ordered to be counted for increment. This benefit was extended to those officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986 and the benefit was notional from 1.1.1986 to 30.9.1990 and on actual basis from 1.10.1990 vide reference 3 above. Those officials enjoy this benefit of counting their induction training period for increment. By virtue of this fact, this training period is also counted for TBOP/BCR automatically.

After a prolonged battle, this benefit was extended to those officials who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986 vide communication cited 1 above. This is implemented in very few divisions, that too partially as mentioned in my previous article.

As per Government of India’s orders (1) below FR 26, training period before appointment on stipend or otherwise counts for increment.

On the basis of the above, for those officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986, this period should automatically counted for MACPS also. All the orders issued for MACPS to these officials should have been issued by counting the training period for this MACPS, in as much as such training period had already been counted for increment. Any period which counts for increment will automatically counts for promotion. As is the case, for these officials, since their training period had already been ordered to be counted for increment, this period should be counted for MACPS also, without any orders. In my opining no separate orders are required in this regard.

For those who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986, orders for counting their induction training period for increment has been issued vide reference cited 1 above. Till such time the benefit could not be extended as the period of training had not been counted for increment. After the issue of this order dated 5.5.2016 and clarification thereof, these officials are also entitled for counting the training period for increment and consequently for TBOP/BCR/MACPS.

The orders for MACPS and clarifications thereof had been issued vide references cited against 4,5 and 6. For these officials who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986, till 5.5.2016 there was confusion about the inclusion of training period for TBOP/BCR/MACPs. After the issue of the orders dated 5.5.2016, which extends the same benefit of counting the induction training period for increment on par with their counter parts trained on or after 1.1.1986, every official is entitled for this benefit of counting such training period for TBOP/BCR/MACPS, as the case may be.

It is very important that counting of training period for increment and hence for TBOP/BCR/MACP is entirely different from counting of such period as qualifying service pension. Both are on entirely different footing. In the case of the erstwhile RTPs in whose case there is a break between the period of training and the date of appointment, this training period will be counted for increment but not as qualifying service for pension. This is because, for pension, the service should be continuous. It is suffice to add here that there are provisions to count such period of training for pension which is out of scope of this article. Unless and until action for condoning the break is issued, such training period cannot be taken as qualifying service for pension.

To conclude, in my opinion, even in the absence of the 3 orders on MACPS, all the officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986 are eligible to count the training period for MACPS on the strength of orders dated 31.3.1992. Also those officials who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986 are eligible to count the training period for MACPS on the strength of orders dated 5.5.2016 and clarifications issued thereof.

I hope action will be taken at appropriate level to include this period of training for TBOP/BCR and MACPS.

Thank you.

Article by:
R.Hariharakrishnan
Manager,
Postal Stores Depot,
Tirunelveli 627002

POSB Volume and relevant Orders - SB and SC Complied Materials for easy reference

SB and SC materials for immediate reference 


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Vacancies Falling under competitive Exam Restricted to GDS (APS & Non-APS) in MTS cadre for the year 2017-18

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