Thursday, December 27, 2018

Irregular withholding of Gratuity/pensionary benefits on account of disciplinary proceeding, etc. - Clarification thereon [DOP Order]

Irregular withholding of Gratuity/pensionary benefits on account of disciplinary proceeding, etc. - Clarification thereon [DOP Order] dated 07.12.2018

Promotion process to the cadre of Postmaster Grade II for the Vacancies in the year 2019

Postmaster grade II for the year 2019

Sovereign Gold Bond 2018-19 Series-IV-Issue Price (from December 24, 2018 to December 28, 2018)


Processing of Partial Withdrawal requests – NPS Trust

Processing of Partial Withdrawal requests – NPS Trust

National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust)

Are you an NPS subscriber who has applied for partial withdrawal from PRAN but has yet to receive the funds?

If yes, please read and act upon the following message immediately:

An NPS subscriber is permitted to make partial withdrawal for specified purpose after three years of joining. If the subscriber has applied for partial withdrawal, the completed hard copy form and documents are also required to be submitted to the concerned nodal office for verification and authorization. In absence of submission of the hard copy form and documents to the nodal office, the online partial withdrawal request will remain pending in the system and the subscriber will not receive the funds.

As per advisories issued by the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) on 06 December 2018, in case of all partial withdrawal requests captured in the system till 30 November 2018, the required forms, information and documents need to be submitted to the respective nodal offices immediately so that verification and authorization can be completed latest by 31 December 2018. The nodal offices will be: Pay & Accounts Office (PAO) / District Treasury Office (DTO) / Drawing & Disbursing Office (DDO) for the government sector subscribers and Points of Presence (PoPs) for subscribers in other sectors. If a request for partial withdrawal is not authorized in the system by 31 December 2018, it will be treated that the subscriber is no longer interested to seek partial withdrawal and the application / request will be considered as withdrawn.

You are therefore requested to liaise with your nodal office to ensure your online partial withdrawal request, supported by hard copy application and other documents, is duly processed by them well before 31 December 2018.

In case you face any issues with your nodal office in the above matter, you can approach NPS Trust (along with your Permanent Retirement Account Number – PRAN and your own & your nodal office’s contact details) via email: grievances@npstrust.org.in

Source: Public Notice

Symantec blocked Mantra RD Services Setup. Is any other way to install Mantra RD Services without uninstalling Symantec?

Symantec blocked Mantra RD Services Setup. Is any other way to install Mantra RD Services without uninstalling Symantec?
See, Symantec block the untrusted or unworthy setup based on rated by the users or availability of certificate in Operating System/AV as well as software provider.
 No Need to uninstall Symantec from India Post client PCs/Server PCs for installing Mantra RD Services softwares.


1. Download Mantra Device drivers and RD services from PoTools or its Official Sites. Once downloaded, Symantec Application scan the newly downloaded setup.
2. In Windows 7 or lower version or in some edition of windows 10, Symantec does not allow Mantra RD Service Setup. It will quarantine the setup immediately. 
3. Open Symantec Application, Click View Quarantine, Select deleted RD service Setup then click on Restore button to restore the quarantined setup.
4. Now, you can install Mantra RD services without any issues.

then follow the below steps

AIAPS, NFPE and FNPO all are joining together with 2019 January 8th & 9th Nationwide two days Strike!

AIAPS, NFPE and FNPO all are joining together with 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th NATION WIDE TWO DAYS STRIKE! MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS!!!

All India Association of Postal Supervisors - association also shall participate in the two days nationwide strike on 08th and 9th January 2019 along with NFPE, FNPO, GDS associations with Separate charter of 23 demands like 
  1. Scrap New Pension Scheme to restore old pension scheme, 
  2. Immediately stop dividing postal department 5 corporate sectors vide TSR Subrmanian committee report, 
  3. Pay upgradation and rationalised promotional avenues to Postmasters, 
  4. Ensuring Group C CR promotional avenues to Supervisors w.e.f, 27.5.16,
  5. Five days work in a week etc.,
All Important Key post offices also will be kept closed since AIAPS also participating in the upcoming strike.

This strike is to save our department, save our government employment and to uphold our job profile. 

So all circle secretaries and office bearers are requested to intensify the strike campaign to make this 2 days strike grand success.

- AIAPS CHQ

Reminder from CHQ demanding continuation of Accountant allowance or Special Pay

Reminder from CHQ demanding continuation of Accountant allowance or spl pay


Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion earned through examination LCDE on merit basis -FNPO writes to Directorate

Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion earned through examination LCDE on merit basis -reg.



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Postal Life Insurance (PLI) - Death Claim Procedures

Documents required for processing Death Claim:

1. Original Premium Receipt Book
2. Original Policy Document
3. Death Certificate
4. LI-9 (b) (Claim application)
5. Medical certificate if the cause of death is other than Accident / Suicide/ Murder. 
6. FIR & Postmortem Report in case of Suicide/Accident/Murder. 
7. Claimant statement

Procedure to be followed while processing Death Claim cases

On receipt of claim application, the eligibility has to be checked along with the remission period. The Remission period is given below: 
Death occurred (from date of acceptance of the policy) Remission period
Within six months  Grace period (30 days)
6 – 12 months 30 days + Grace period
12 – 24 months 60 days + Grace period
24 – 36 months 90 days + Grace period
More than 36 months 11 + 1 defaults
Policy lapsed but having more than 36 credits. Eligible for auto paid up value. 

1. If the death occurred within the remission period then the case is eligible. 


2. If the nominee of the policy is minor then the guardian has to claim the amount. 


3. If the nominee is also deceased then legal heirs has to claim the amount by submitting the legal heirship certificate (in which the claim value (Sum assured + Bonus) does not exceed Rs. 100000/-). For the policies exceeding claim value Rs. 100000/- Succession certificate has to be obtained from the legal heirs for settlement of claim. 


4. Eligible claim cases should be forwarded to Sub Divisional Head concerned for conducting detailed enquiry. (Points to be covered in detailed enquiry report is enclosed)


5. The CPC Manager after satisfying himself as the case is genuine may issue Death claim sanction. (Limits for settlement of Death Claim as stated in Amendments)

Detailed enquiry report should contain the following points:

Ø Check whether exact cause of death, place of death has been mentioned. If the cause of death is any prolonged disease like Kidney failure, Liver failure, HIV +ve then discreet enquiry has to be conducted to ascertain whether the late insurant had the disease before taking policy.


Ø In case of sudden death, the death certificate and report of the doctor who had last attended the insurant must be submitted by the claimant or legal heir. Reasons for not taking the insurant to the doctor in case of death due to some disease should be enquired in detail and the result should be recorded. 

Ø Enquiry should be made with the neighbours, relatives, bigwigs regarding the cause of death, general health condition of the late insurant and health condition at the time of taking policy.

Ø Particulars of other policies held by the insurant and the outcome of their settlement.

Ø Enquiry should be made with nearest GH/PHC whether the late insurant had taken treatment for any serious illness for the past three years.

Ø Enquiry should be made with local police station to ascertain that the late insurant had not committed suicide or been murdered. 

Ø Whether any bad life was insured and there is any suppression of fact at the time of taking policy. 

Ø Specific recommendation of Sub Divisional Head. 

Ø In case of Murder it should be enquired and eliminate that whether “The Claimant/Legal Heirs were involved in the murder”.

Ø If death occurred at other jurisdiction then the genuineness of the death should be got verified from the Division concerned. 

Death claim Form : Download