Monday, August 20, 2018



No. PF-66/2018 Dated : 20th August 2018

Shri A.N Nanda,
Department of Posts,
DakBhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Appeal for help of Kerala
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you are well aware about the unprecedented flood havoc and disaster in Kerala. The Calamity has caused immeasurable devastation and untold sufferings to the people of Kerala. Hundreds lives have been lost. Thousands home have been destroyed and many more damaged. The roads have been damaged on large scale. Crops have been destroyed fully. Every section of Kerala is suffering a lot. Our Postal family members are also suffering untold miseries as their houses are destroyed or damaged.

This type of calamity has never been faced by the people of Kerala.

Being a part of civilized society we should also make some efforts to extend help to the people of Kerala.

We have made appeal to entire rank and file of NFPE to extend maximum help by donating in Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund.

We would like to urge upon you being Head of the Postal Family,kindly give appeal to all Postal Employees to donate atleast one day salary for the help of people of Kerala.

Hoping for a positive response.

Yours Sincerely,

(R.N Parashar)
Secretary General

Introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDSs) in the Department of Posts

Introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDSs) in the Department of Posts
No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 27th June 2018

Implementation of recommendations of one-man committee on Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Implementation of recommendations of one-man committee on Social Security Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 27/06/2018

Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)




Reservation for persons with disability in engagement of GDS posts [Directorate Order]

Reservation for persons with disability in engagement of GDS posts [Directorate Order]
No. 17-8/2017-GDS dated 21/06/2017

Filling up of Vacant Posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks - Directorate Order [DOP]

Filling up of Vacant Posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks
File No.17-103/2007-GDS dated 06 Jan 2012

Filling up of the Posts of Senior Instructor on Deputation at PTC Saharanpur

Filling up of the Posts of Senior Instructor on Deputation at PTC Saharanpur dated 18/08/2018

Notification in English
Application for the Posts of Sr. instructor at Postal Training Centre , Sahanranpur in English

Application for the Posts of Sr. instructor at Postal Training Centre , Sahanranpur in Hindi

Cadre Restructuring of PO account line cadre in the Pay level of 5 of 7th CPC - Gujarat Circle

Cadre Restructuring - regular promotion / allotment orders of following officials of Po account line in  the LSG Po Account line cadre in the pay level of 5 of 7th CPC pay matrix

Here Comes The India Post Payments Bank...

The khakhi-clad postman who would come at about mid-day with your mail.

The red and black mailboxes now hard to sight.

The bright red mail vans.

The blue in-land letter and the lemon-yellow envelopes that came with updates from friends and family afar.

There was a time when India Post was ubiquitous in our lives. With time and technology it became less so. But soon, one of India’s oldest organisations will try to resurrect its significance to at least a part of the country with the formal launch of its payments bank.

Pedestrians walk past an India Post mail box outside the postal operator’s head office in Mumbai. 

A Post Bank...Finally!

The official launch of the India Post Payments Bank is around the corner, suggest news reports. It follows a pilot project that has been underway in Raipur and Ranchi since January 2017.

According to the website of the IPPB, the plan is to open 650 branches that will allow the payments bank to cover almost all districts of the country. More than 3,500 people will be employed with the entity, which will provide deposit services and have the ability to cross-sell banking and insurance products.

“India Post has a unique opportunity in the financial services space,” said Kalpesh Mehta, partner at Deloitte India. “It can potentially have a transformative impact via its payments bank in a few years,” he added.

India Post’s ambitions to enter banking are not new.

In 2013, when the Reserve Bank of India announced a new round of banking licences, India Post had thrown its hat into the ring. At the time, the postal department had felt that India Post can replicate the success of the Japan Post Bank and the Postal Saving Bank of China. The RBI, however, said that India Post’s licence application would be discussed separately with the Ministry of Finance. The government, in turn, was not keen on taking on the burden of funding the capital that would be required for India Post’s banking foray.

In 2014-15, when the RBI announced differentiated banking licences and invited applications, India Post was one of the 41 contenders to start a payments bank. In August 2015, after a round of scrutiny, the Department of Post was shortlisted among the 11 entities granted a licence.

According to the India Post annual report 2017-18, IPPB will offer services through a mix of physical and digital platforms. Channels for delivering services will include:

Counter operations
ATMs/micro ATMs
Doorstep, mobile and internet banking
Pre-paid instruments such as mobile wallets, PoS, MPoS, etc.
According to a person familiar with the plan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, IPPB will provide handheld devices to its staff and aims to use Aadhaar-based identification to on-board customers. This is similar to what all payments banks are doing, the person said.

The payments bank will also try and bring the regular Post Office Savings Bank accounts into the fold of digital transactions. These accounts will be linked to IPPB, which will then allow those who hold money in traditional post office savings to transact more easily with the rest of the banking world.
The DOP-IPPB system integration will link lakhs of POSB accounts which are currently working in a closed loop system to banking world providing complete interoperability. This will enable POSB customers to enjoy internet banking, mobile banking, electronic fund transfers, online bill payments, digital payments etc., across the spectrum of banks 24×7.  
India Post Annual Report 2017-18
On the flip side, those who hold IPPB accounts can transfer funds into the traditional postal savings accounts if they cross the threshold of Rs 1 lakh—the maximum amount that can be held in a payments bank account as per RBI guidelines.

As of 2016-17, the postal department had 18 crore savings accounts with a balance of over Rs 85,000 crore. Across all savings schemes, the postal department had a count of 35 accounts and an outstanding balance of Rs 5.4 lakh crore. Even if IPPB manages to bring a fraction these post office savings customers into its fold, the impact would be significant.

However, the person quoted earlier said that the attempt to transition customers from post office savings accounts to the payments bank will need to be done while keeping in mind the regulatory restrictions on holding deposits above a certain amount.

IPPB did not reply to an email seeking comment on its launch plans.
Jitendra Rana, a mail carrier for India Post, delivers mail to an office in Mumbai. (P

The Offline-Online Play

IPPB brings to the sector a unique proposition.

It has the feet on the street - over 3 lakh postal employees.
It has the physical presence - 1.55 lakh post offices spread across the country.
Atop that, it must now build a digital infrastructure to complete its offline-online play.
How tough will it be to build that digital infrastructure?

According to a person familiar with the payment ecosystem, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the technology is available and so the challenge is largely in implementing it well.

The Core Banking System, which is the backbone of all banking technology, will be the centerpiece even for IPPB. Over the years, the CBS system has evolved enough and what IPPB would need to do is build a digital interface on top of that.

In India, the offline-online model will remain relevant for some time and that it where IPPB has an advantage, this person explained. They have the people, the real estate and the cash managements supply chain already in place, this person said.

Because of its large on-ground workforce, IPPB may also be able to avoid some of the regulatory pitfalls that other payment banks have faced. Earlier this month, BloombergQuint reported that Paytm Payments Bank and Fino Payments Bank have been asked to stop taking new customers temporarily due to violations on e-KYC rules.

It turns out that Prevention of Money Laundering Act requires a banking officer to on-board to new banking customers. Some of the payments banks have failed to adhere to this. IPPB may be able to avoid such hurdles because of its large and spread-out workforce, who are being trained in the new processes.

The India Post logo is seen on the shirt of a mail carrier in Mumbai, India.

The Inclusion Opportunity

The larger story behind the payments bank venture of India Post has always been the hope that it can help improve access to formal financial services. To be sure, between the time that the payments banks were envisaged and implemented, the access to the formal financial sector has improved due to schemes like Jan Dhan.

According to the World Bank’s Global Findex Report released in April this year, more than 80 percent of adults in India now have a bank account. Still, in absolute terms, close to 19 crore Indians do not have bank accounts. In addition, there is also a need to increase usage of bank accounts and formal channels of finance.

Domestic remittances offer potential for increasing the use of accounts, noted the World Bank report while adding that 280 million account holders across developing economies still use cash or over-the-counter services to send or receive money.

That’s one area where payments banks, particularly IPPB, can make a dent.

A Nielsen report released earlier this year estimated that the size of the rural remittances market to be over Rs 70,000 crore per year. Of this traditional channels account for only about 40 percent, Nieslen estimated.
The rest of the remittance happens via non-traditional remittance modes. Given the high risk of non-traditional remittance modes, there is a huge scope to expand traditional remittance avenues like payments banks.

GDS Pay Arrears - Dissatisfaction

Attention to all GDS :

Arrear calculation : Received arrears are not according to Kamalesh Chandra Committee Recommendations.

As per Report:
One BPM with a scale of 2745/-
As per the recommendations , he will be placed in Rs.12,000 (level 1 BPM scale & 4 hours ) .

But before implementation of Report his working hours is only 3 hours.

So, for arrear calculation , one must have considered the scale ( actual working hours i.e; 3 hours ) for the period between 1.1.2016 and date of effect is exactly Rs.9,000/-.

So, Rs.9,000- Basic+DA as on month will be the arrears for GDS.

But, DoP modified the previous arrears calculation method by receiving the order from PMO.

PMO directed DoP to modify and submit re calculation of arrears procedure.

As per present implemented orders of GDS Arrears , DoP issued following procedure which is illegal
Basic pay ×2.57 - Basic +DA.
2.57 fitment factor is only for finalising new wage scales. It is not applicable to arrears.

Arrears calculation is clearly related to new wage scales - basic+DA.

Due to irregular and illegal formula applied by DoP, nearly Rs.3,100 crores loss to GDS.

This issue can be challenged in the Court of Law.

This article written by 
Ch.Laxmi Narayana, Circle Secretary-AP, NUGDS.

Celebration of BAKRID on 22/08/2018 in Karnataka

India Post Payments Bank [IPPB]

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Children Education Allowance(CEA) for Postal Employees – Fixed Amount

CEA - Fixed Amount of Rs.2250/- irrespective of amount paid to the School. Please read the clarification received from Department of Posts F.No.33-03/2017-PAP dated 27/04/2018

Clarification on Children Education Allowance – DOP

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P. Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 27 Apr, 2018
All Heads of Circles.

Sub: Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel & Training O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 on the above subject, number of references have been received on payment of Children Education Allowance on the instruction received vide above letter u/r,

2. Ministry of Personnel & Training issued orders vide O.M.No.A.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 is unambiguours and clearly spells out the procedures as well as the conditions attached to drawal of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

2. O.M.No. dated 31.10.2017 clearly mentioned that the rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 11.09.2008.

3. O.M.No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt(AL) dated 16.08.2017 which had instructions issued in supersession of DoPT OM No. dated 28.04.2014 clearly states that the fixed amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs.2250/- and also says that, a Certificate from the head of Institution, where the ward of Government employees studies will be sufficient for this purpose. The Certificate should confirm that the Child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

This if for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

Assistant Director General (Estt

7th CPC decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated Instructions

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
New Delhi, dated 13.08.2018
The General Managers(P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated Instructions

Please refer to Board's letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No.147/2017) followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Now, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), vide their OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/17.07.2018 (Copy enclosed) has issued consolidated instructions in supersession of all the earlier instructions on the subject of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government Servants. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees with effect from 1.7.2017.

These instructions on CEA and Hostel Subsidy are in supersession of all previous orders issued by the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(Ashutosh Garg)
Dy.Director Estt.(W)II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Win big in pen-paper letter contest [Letter writing competition - India Post]

SPEED POST: Students during the letter contest at Ranchi GPO on Sunday. Telegraph picture

Ranchi: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's No One Writes to the Colonel can now be an epitaph for letter-writing as a whole.

At an age where emails, chatboxes, inboxes and WhatsApp have made pen-and-paper letters almost museum pieces, India Post is hosting a nationwide contest, Dhai Akhar, to revive this form of communication.

On Sunday, Ranchi GPO under India Post held a letter writing contest on its premises near Albert Ekka Chowk in which 30 students from various city schools took part.

Senior superintendent of Ranchi circle K.D. Singh said the contest was organised under the aegis of the national event, on from June 15 till September 30. The theme of the contest is "letter to my motherland" inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's song O Amar Desher Mati. Letters can be written in Hindi, English or a local language by people in two age group categories, Under 18 and Over 18. In both age groups, there are two format categories, inland letter (500 words) and envelope (1,000 words).

In both age groups and for both formats, prizes would be awarded separately. The circle level competition awards prizes of Rs 25,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000. At the national level, the quantum of prizes are Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000.

A GPO office assistant, Basant Singh, who was on invigilation duty on Sunday as children wrote their letters, said interested contestants could send them letters directly too. The best entries at the circle level would be sent to the national level. The letters will be assessed under chief post master general Shashi Shalini Kujur, who is the competition's chairperson for Jharkhand circle.

"In order to participate from Ranchi circle that covers Ranchi, Khunti, Simdega, Gumla and Lohardaga, an interested person can post his or her letter on the theme addressed to Shashi Shalini Kujur, chief post master general, Meghdut Bhavan, Doranda, Ranchi 834002," he said.

Teenagers such as Avi, a Class X student of Kairali School, and Class XI girl Ashima Singh from Delhi Public School, who have grown up in an age of electronic communication and social media overload, said they loved writing letters using pen and paper. "Letter writing has been completely forgotten in the age of WhatsApp and Facebook," Ashima said.

Sriwani, a Class IX student of Kairali School, got philosophical. "Online words seem devoid of feelings," said the girl. "I loved writing the letter as it was in my handwriting and had a human touch."

Grant of Paid Holiday on Election Date

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll
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Bye election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya – 2018 – Grant of paid holiday

No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 16th August, 2018

Subject: Bye election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya – 2018 – Grant of paid holiday – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that in connection with the Bye Election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya (35-Ranikor (ST) and 51-South Tura (ST) to be held on 23.08.2018 (Thursday), the guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 (copy enclosed) would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices including industrial Establishments covered by the said OM.

2. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India