Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Granted Working Hours Of Gramin Dak Sevak

Department of Post Implementation of the recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours of Branch Post Offices. Check out the Order below:

No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 29.07.2019
To
AII Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Implementation of Recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours of Branch Post Offices.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the recommendation at para 10 29 of GDS Committee report and this office O M No. 17-3112016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 regarding the implementation of recommendation of One Man committee on wages and allowances of GDS:-


(i) As per Para 2.1 of Department of Post O.M. No. 17-31i2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 the working hours of all GDS (BPM/ABPM) have been revised to 4 and 5 hours depending upon the TRCA slab. Hence, the working hours of all Branch Post Offices are to be revised to minimum of 4 hours and maximum to 5 hours.

(ii) Further, all GDS Branch Post Offices should remain open and conduct business for 4 Hours and 5 Hours, as per the TRCA slab of the BPM

(iii) All Heads of Circles are therefore requested to ensure that the working hours of all the BOs have been revised suitably and send a compliance report to the Directorate on or before 30.08.2019.

(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
TeIe No. 011-23096629
Email-adssds@indiapost.sov.in

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Central Information Commission(Aadhaar) : Order

Central Information Commission(Aadhaar) : Order

CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION
(Room No.313, CIC Bhawan, Baba Gangnath Marg, Munirka, New Delhi-110067)

Before Prof. M. SridharAcharyulu (Madabhushi Sridhar), CIC
CIC/POSTS/A/2017/185367 
N N Dhumane v. PIO, Department of Posts

Order Sheet: RTI filed on 27.07.2017, CPIO replied on 24.08.2017, FAO on 22.09.2017, Second appeal filed on 21.12.2017, Hearing on 27.02.2018;

Proceedings on 27.02.2018: Appellant present from NIC Ahmednagar, Public Authority represented by CPIO. Mr. Sandeep Hadgal, from NIC Ahmednagar:

Date of Decision-27.02.2018: Direction, show cause-issued and posted on 23.03.2018

ORDER

FACTS:
1. The appellant Ms. Nirmala Nishikant Dhumane filed two RTI applications (dates 05.07.2017 and 27.07.2017). In her RTI application dated 05.07.2017, she sought:

“My pension for the month of March 2017 was withheld for want of copy of Aadhaar Card, and now also, l am directed by account branch to submit the copy of Aadhaar Card.

I may kindly be furnished the copy of order vide which the Aadhaar Card is required/essential for pension payment”.

2. The appellant filed another RTI application dated 27.07.2017 and stated that this was in continuation of her earlier application dated 05.07.2017. She sought as under:

(i) Copy of the order by which the Aadhaar card is required/necessary for pension payment, and (ii) names of the persons whose pension was held up for want of Aadhaar card for the month of March 2017.

3. The CPIO vide letter dated 24.08.2017 gave following response:-
Point No. 1. Xerox copy of order by which the Aadhaar card is required for pension has already provided under the RTI Act 2005 vide this office letter dated 05.08.2017 for your previous application under RTI Act 2005 dated 05.07.2017.

Point No. 2. There was no held-up of pension. However there was delay in crediting pension to their saving bank accounts.

However, for remaining information, it is informed under the RTI Act that as per the Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act 2005, information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of an individual, hence cannot be supplied.

4. As some of information was refused on the pretext that it was personal information she was not satisfied and hence filed first appeal saying:

The Senior Superintendent of Post Office (SSP) Ahmednagar has given the misleading information to my application under the RTI Act. Now the question arises why the pension of only 55 pensioners was delayed and how the pension of remaining pensioners was effected on due dates. The SSPO Ahmednagar has given false information. Necessary action against him may be taken.

There was no order on the subject to link up Aadhaar card to pension account. The action of SR Post Master Ahmednagar to withhold the pension of 55 pensioners contravened the mandatory constitutional provisions of affecting payment of pension on first of each month.

The SSP Ahmednagar has not furnished the names of 55 pensioners and he has taken shelter of provisions of Section 8 (1)(j) of the RTI Act. The furnishing names of 55 pensioners does not amount to right to privacy. It is open fact and withholding the names 55 pensioners is a breach of RTI Act 2005.

5. The FAA ordered on 22.09.2017, as under:-

The appellant had sought certain information vide her RTI application dated 27.07.2017 under Right to Information Act 2005 from Central Public Information Officer (SSPO’s Ahmednagar Division, Ahmednagar). The CPIOs/SSPO’s Ahmednagar Division had provided the information to the appellant vide letter dated 24.08.2017.

I have gone through the documents relevant to the case and uphold the reply given by the CPIO/SSPO’s Ahmednagar Division, Ahmednagar.

6. Not satisfied with the response of the respondents, the appellant filed second appeal contending:-

I sought the information under RTI act 2005 for withholding of pension of 55

Pensioners for the month of March 17.(Copy of my RTI application dated 51712017 and 271712017 are enclosed for ready reference).

The Senior Supdt. of Post Office Ahmednagar had informed vide his letter No ANR/PG/RTI/NND/2017 Dated 241812017 that the names of 55 pensioners cannot be furnished due to unwarranted invasion of the privacy of an individual (copy enclosed for ready reference).

In his letter No. cited above, SSPOS further informed me that there was delay in crediting the pension for the month of March 2017 to the pension accounts of 55 pensioners.

I had preferred appeal to the Director of Postal Services, Pune Region, Pune against the information furnished by SSPOS/SRPM ANR. The director of Postal service informed me vide his letter No. PR/PG/RTI/Appeal-341/2017 Dated 22.09.2017 and upheld SSPO’S reply.

I am not satisfied with the reply of the first appellate authority hence I am submittingsecond appeal to your honour.

The information provided by SRPM Ahmednagar through SSPOS Ahmednagar is totally false.The truth in this case is that the pension of 55 pensioners was withheld for March 2017 due to non-linking up of Aadhaar Card to pension account.

Some of the pensioners of group of 55 pensioners approached the SRPM Ahmednagar on 02.04.2017. He informed them that their pension was not credited to their pension accounts due to not linking of Aadhaar Card. In this case, the SRPM also informed on phone on 31412017 that he did not credit the amount of pension of 55 pensioners for the same reason discussed above.

There were no orders on the subject to link up the Aadhaar Card to pension account and this has been confirmed by him (i.e. SRPM Ahmednagar) to Post Master General Pune on 03.04.2017 that there were no order to link up Aadhar Card. The Sub Regional Post Master(SRPM) Ahmednagar has exceeded his powers to harass the 55 pensioners financially. This resulted to mental torture. Disciplinary action should be taken against SRPM Ahmednagar for taking unconstitutional decision to withhold the pension of 55 pensioners. It is constitutionally mandatory to pay the pension on first of every month and nobody has powers to withhold it.

The SRPM Ahmednagar, had given false information and misguided the appellate authority. Therefore I request you kindly to look into the matter and give me the justice as I am a sufferer among these 55 pensioners for delay in pension payment of March 2017. The Post master general, Pune region, Pune, is protecting the SSPOs and SRPM Ahmednagar and buried the vital issue without taking action against both of them.

Proceedings on 27th February 2018:

7. The appellant Ms. Nirmala Nishikant Dhumane stated that she took voluntary retirement from the post office and is receiving pension on 1st of every month; she was told that her pension for month of March 2017 was held up for want of Aadhaar linking up along with 55 other pensioners who were former employees of this public authority; she filed RTI application about ‘linking-up of Aadhaar number to pension accounts’; that they had no authority to link up the Aadhaar Card to her pension account all of sudden without any notice and stop payment for that reason; she suffered agony, various losses due to delay, could not lead normal life as pensioner etc.

8. Mr. Sandeep Hadgal, CPIO said that he received circular to link the Aadhaar number with the pension accounts from two of their higher officers. However, he agreed that the circular from Sub Regional Post Master Ahmednagar to Post Master General Pune on 03.04.2017 did not order to link up Aadhar Card without any intimation. He also felt that the SRPM Ahmednagar should not have delayed the payment of pension to the 55 pensioners for not linking with Aadhaar.

9. Appellant explained that she was under serious mental apprehension about receiving monthly pension because of Aadhaar, the delay was unreasonable, denial of information on that vital aspect was breach of her right and it was quite illegal to say the names of 55 pensioners would invade somebody’s privacy.

10. The respondent authority submitted that pension was not held-up. However, there was delay in crediting the pension to their saving bank accounts. They also submitted that copy of order by which the Aadhaar Card was made mandatory for pensioners has already been provided vide letter dated 05.08.2017, while responding to her applicant dated 05.07.2017. They denied the names of the pensioners whose pension was held up for want of Aadhaar card on the plea that this is personal information of third party.

11. It is a matter of life and living of 55 pensioners who were totally dependent upon the paltry amount of pension. Though it is a small amount even a day’s delay in payment might disturb the routine life of all or some of them. That is why the information relating to payment pension to retired persons should be considered and categorised as the information concerning the life and should have been responded within 48 hours. Even if the appellant has not asked for immediate delivery of information, the CPIO, being a senior designated officer has a duty to consider this as information concerning the life and answer within 48 hours. it was not done. The public authority has a duty under contract as per Contract Act, Consumer Protection Act, Trusts Act and also under Right to Information Act to pay the pension in time, rectify the problem of delay promptly or give information immediately to the appellant or pensioners suffering like her. The CPIO has chosen last i.e., 30th day to reply from date of RTI application. This reflects the CPIOs mental rigidity to sit over the file for 29 days doing nothing, just to make use of the facilitative provision. He simply ignored the phrase in section 7 that PIO shall ‘as expeditiously as possible’ but totally exploited ‘and in any case within thirty days’. The CPIO did not bother to examine whether this information could fall under category of “concerning life or liberty”. It is inhuman for the CPIO to be so heartless about pensioner’s problems and request for information. The CPIO should have read umpteen number of the Commission orders explaining why such pension related information should have been given within 48 hours.

12. The pensioner-applicant was asking for the list of 55 names of pensioners who suffered like her at the hands of post office. How can that be ‘personal information’ and whose privacy the CPIO was protecting?

13. In addition to the above the Postal authorities have a statutory duty to disclose full facts and circumstances along with reasons why they are linking Aadhaar with pension payment, why should they stop payment of pensions for the sake of such linking, why did they not provide for sufficient advanced information to the pensioners, whether such linking order has legal sanctity to be implemented without any advance notice, etc under Section 4(1)(c) and (d). Referring to an order of SC on 15th October 2015 WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO 494 OF 2012 between Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd) and another v Union of India, a media report stated:

A Constitution Bench led by then Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu had held that citizens cannot be forced to produce his Aadhaar to avail themselves of government welfare schemes and benefits.

It had even hinted that the government risked contempt of court if it chooses to continue to make the Aadhaar number a mandatory condition. But the government seemed to have ignored the court’s warning in this case. A petition filed by the All-Bengal Minority Students Council clearly exposed the defiance.

The petition pointed to a letter addressed by the Centre to States and Union Territories to make Aadhaar a mandatory condition for applying for pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarship schemes. The letter, dated July 14, 2016, plainly directed that “submission of Aadhaar is mandatory” for students.

Staying the implementation of the letter recently, the court directed the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to remove Aadhaar as a mandatory condition for student registration from its national scholarship portal.

It stayed the instruction insisting on Aadhaar from government advertisements for the scholarship schemes.

On October 15 last year, the Constitution Bench had extended the voluntary use of Aadhaar cards to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), pensions schemes, Employee Provident Fund and the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana.

The Bench was modifying an August 2015 order restricting Aadhaar use to only PDS and LPG distribution.

The Constitution Bench had directed that the voluntary nature of Aadhaar would continue now. (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/aadhaar-purely
voluntary-says-supreme-court-but-extends-its-use-to-more-schemes/article7765893.ece)

14. Quoting the order of Supreme Court on 15.12.2017 in WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO 494 OF 2012 between Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd) and another v Union of India, another media report stated:

The six schemes mentioned in the previous orders are the public distribution scheme (PDS), LPG distribution scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), National Social Assistance Programme (Old age pensions, widow pensions, disability pensions), the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

The order also quotes Shyam Divan, senior counsel for the petitioners, as having urged that since the interim order dated March 15, 2015 governs the field, it was the obligation of the Centre to seek a variation of the interim directions after the enactment of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 before making it mandatory to uplink or provide details of the Unique Identification Number/Aadhaar card for all purposes.

The order quotes another senior counsel for the petitioner, Gopal Subramanium, as having advanced the submission that the issue involves the paramountcy of the court and of the judicial process. “In the submission of the learned counsel, the exercise of the judicial power in the form of the interim order dated 15 October 2015 (and the earlier orders) was to insulate citizens against any form of compulsion, this being in aid of protecting their fundamental rights”, the order adds. https://thewire.in/205416/supreme-courts-interim-order-aadhaar-fails¬bring-relief-uid-holdouts/

15. Because of the above orders of the Supreme Court against linking the aadhaar with more than six categories mentioned, the Postal authorities are expected to explain under what legal authority they have directed the post offices to link their employer’s pension payments with the aadhaar?

16. The Commission directs Mr. A. V. Gaikwad, the CPIO to show-cause why maximum penalty should not be imposed upon him for above reasons. The public authority shall explain why it should not be ordered to pay compensation to the appellant for causing delay, loss and harassment her without giving information sought.

17. The Commission directs the respondent authority to provide certified copies of circulars/orders by which pension of 55 employees was delayed referring to Aadhaar in the month of March 2017 along with names of all the pensioners whose pension was delayed, within 15 days from the date of receipt of this Order.

18. All the explanations must reach to this Commission before 23.03.2018 and the matter is posted for compliance and penalty proceeding on 23.03.2018.

(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Central Information Commissioner

Central Trade Unions' Protest Day :: 02-08-2019

Central Trade Unions' Protest Day :: 02-08-2019

Transfer/posting/re-allotment in the STS and JTS of the Indian Postal Service(IPoS), Group 'A'.

Transfer/posting/re-allotment in the STS and JTS of the Indian Postal Service(IPoS), Group 'A'.

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Steps to improve the functioning of CGHS Wellness Centres

Steps to improve the functioning of CGHS Wellness Centres

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
26-July, 2019
Poor Functioning of CGHS Dispensaries

Government receives feedback from various sources including CGHS beneficiaries about various aspects of functioning of Centre Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and CGHS Wellness Centres including on issues concerning breakdown in connectivity, shortage of staff, long queues and waiting period, interruptions in services of visiting Specialists, etc. Feedback so received is regularly monitored for taking appropriate corrective action and bringing improvement in the functioning of CGHS and CGHS Wellness Centres.

Government have taken a number of steps to improve the functioning of CGHS Wellness Centres, as under: –

(i) During the last one year, the network of CGHS Wellness Centres has been expanded from 33 CGHS covered cities to 70 CGHS covered cities by merging Postal Dispensaries in CGHS.

(ii) Government has approved opening of 27 new Homeopathic and 26 Ayurvedic CGHS Units to provide better services to more eligible CGHS beneficiaries.

(iii) To facilitate CGHS beneficiaries, SMS alerts service has been initiated for online appointment and dispensation of medicines at Wellness Centres.

(iv) Provision has been made for online registration to consult Medical officers at Wellness Centres to bring down the waiting period.

(v) Option has been provided to CGHS beneficiaries to avail Specialist consultation from CGHS empanelled hospitals after referral from CGHS Wellness Centre.

(vi) CGHS has taken steps to procure generic formulary medicines through HLL Life Care Ltd., as an interim measure, to augment the availability of medicines at CGHS Wellness Centres. Additional Directors of CGHS have been authorized to procure daily requirement of generic formulary medicines at Jana Aushadhi rates through HLL Life Care Ltd.,

(vii) Process for procurement through GeM to strengthen the infrastructure at Wellness Centres.

(viii) CGHS beneficiaries aged 75 years and above are permitted to consult Specialists at empanelled private without referral.

(ix) The shortage of pharmacists has been brought down through fresh recruitment of Pharmacists.

(x) Retired Doctors are engaged on contractual basis against vacant posts of regular Medical officers to ensure uninterrupted medical services to the beneficiaries.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

Source - GEOD

RTI Reply by Directorate regarding Cadre Restructuring of SBCO





Rescheduling of Postal Examinations

India Post is celebrating and empowering womanhood by implementing Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

India Post is celebrating and empowering womanhood by implementing Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana which secures future of every girl child financially.



Meeting of officers in Directorate to discuss various aspects of fixation of inter seniority of Postmaster with general line

Meeting of officers in Directorate to discuss various aspects of fixation of inter seniority of Postmaster with general line and review of progress on implementation of cadre restructuring of Gr-C employees


POSTAL VOLUME 5 SOLVED QUESTIONS FOR LGO SA/PA & IP LDCE (in Hindi)

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It was a day of amusement at the Bengaluru Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal. As the DG of CPWD Prabhakar Singh had not apologized for contempt of Court, it decided to send him to jail

CPWD DG Prabhakar Singh apologizes to court after Judge orders jail term; Singh files Writ against Judge

NATIONAL HERALD (E-PAPER) 29 Jul 2019, 10:30 PM

It was a day of amusement at the Bengaluru bench of Central Administrative Tribunal on Friday, July 27. The Tribunal was hearing a contempt petition against Central Public Works Department (CPWD) director general Prabhakar Singh as he had gone ahead and issued large scale transfer and posting orders of engineers as a part of the restructuring of CPWD despite the Tribunal having put a stay on it on June 4, 2019.

In court, before pronouncing the order, the two member bench of Judge KB Suresh and CV Shankar enquired about Singh’s health, to which the DG responded that he only had the usual blood pressure and diabetes problems. Persisting with the same line of questions, the Court wanted to know if Singh had any special health conditions and DG responded in the negative.

Then the Judge went on to pronounce the verdict which included a one-month simple imprisonment for ignoring the stay order of the Court and not appearing before CAT earlier, despite being ordered to. On hearing the verdict, a fluttered Singh collapsed unable to believe the sentence given.

On seeing the DG collapse, the lawyer requested the Judges to be lenient with the DG. The judge said he was forced to pass such an order because the DG was refusing to apologize to the court despite there being a contempt case against him and because he continued to pass several orders even after June 4, 2019. The Bench said if he didn’t apologize, the court would call the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on July 30.

On hearing this, the Lawyer persuaded the DG Prabhakar Singh to give a written apology. Remaining adamant, Singh said that he had passed the orders at the behest of the Minister. On further pleas from the lawyer and after consultations with Secretary Mishra, Singh tendered an undertaking expressing his regret and that he would cancel all the impugned orders.

On receiving an unconditional apology from Singh, the Court accepted his apology and closed the matter.

And now, Singh has filed a Writ Petition in Karnataka High Court stating that he was threatened and hence he apologized. HE has even made the Judge a party in his petition.

The CPWD Engineers Association had challenged the restructuring of CPWD, which Singh had ordered in March and the Association alleged that it has not following the procedures suggested by the consultancy Ernst & Young.

This wasn’t the first time a Court had observed that Singh had tried to overreach orders passed by a Court. In a ruling in the Delhi High Court on July 8, 2019, the Judges stated that they were of the view that “the petitioners (Prabhakar Singh and Durga Shankar Mishra) have made every attempt to overreach the orders of the Court so as to ensure the respondent (an executive engineer in the electrical department) doesn’t reap the fruits of the judgement in his favour”.

Orders passed by CPWD after CAT stay

In an order on June 11, 2019, the DG stated that eight executive engineers of the electrical division who have jurisdiction within Delhi Circle have to hand over their charges to the newly posted electrical engineers.

Ignoring the stay orders related to transfers and promotions of engineers passed by CAT, Prabhakar Singh had promoted 10 Assistant Directors to the grade of Deputy Directors on June 21, 2019.

In fact, Singh had even stated that the ministry was not deterred by the stay in Court against the re-structuring and would go ahead with their plans.

Reiterating former transfer orders, the office of the DG sent out a memo on July 9, 2019, castigating all the officers who despite being served transfer orders haven’t reported to their new place of posting. He asked them to comply with the orders even though the Tribunal had stayed the orders and threatened them with disciplinary action.

According to sources, Singh is working out how to cancel the orders passed by the Ministry and the Minister.



Extension of Prabhakar Singh’s tenure

The term of Prabhakar Singh has been extended by another six months and his term will end by January 31, 2020, unless the government decides to extend it again.

This is the second extension being given to Singh despite several corruption cases pending against him,

The government modified the hiring guidelines in June 2018 to promote SDG (Elect) Prabhakar Singh as the DG. He was set to retire on July 31, 2018, exactly a month after his promotion, but the government again violated the DoPT norms and statutory rules such as the FR-56 and re-employed him for one more year even though there were several other eligible officers who could be promoted as the DG.

FR-56 is the retirement procedure of the government and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is the Central Government’s coordinating agency for recruitment.


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Secretary Posts inaugurates 3 day’s Head of Circles Conference in Srinagar


July 29, 2019 :

SRINAGAR: A three day Conference of Heads of Circles, Department of Posts today commenced at Srinagar which was inaugurated by Secretary Posts, Government of India A N Nanda at Hotel Taj Vivanta.


Director General (Posts), Members of Postal Service Board, Chief Postmasters General from across the country alongwith others senior Officers of Department of Posts are participating in the Conference which is a platform for policy formulation of Department of Posts besides reviewing the last year's targets/ achievement and fixing targets for the current financial year.


While inaugurating the Conference by lighting the traditional lamp Secretary Posts, Government of India A N Nanda in his keynote address said the Department of Posts has emerged as a key player where it is not only doing its own business but also fulfilling in needs of others. Describing the network of Department of Posts as unparalleled and a Post Office as face of Central Government in remote areas, he said besides ensuring the target of last mile delivery, Department of Post has revamped its network at Branch Post Office level by way of technology induction for smooth implementation of various citizen centric schemes whether it is Aadhaar Enrolment, Passport, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) etc.


Secretary Posts also envisioned the plan for the Department for future with special focus on soft skills training, technology utilization aimed at customer satisfaction and tapping the business opportunities. A Special Cover on "Kashmir Mallow" was also released on the occasion by A N Nanda.


Earlier, Director General, Department of Posts, Meera Handa also spoke on the occasion and briefed about the various steps taken by the Department of Posts in the recent past. She described the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as unprecedented which has resulted into the opening of over 85 lacs accounts so far.


P D Tshering, Chief Postmaster General, J&K Circle while welcoming the delegates said as the Conference is being held at Srinagar it is an opportunity for the J&K Circle to learn, make network with various stakeholders responsible for the postal operations throughout the country.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

O.A No.1154 of 2016 :: JUDGEMENT

O.A No.1154 of 2016 :: JUDGEMENT





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CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION - ORDER

CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION - ORDER




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CITU - Letter to AIDEF on Privatization in Defence Sector

CITU - Letter to AIDEF on Privatization in Defence Sector

Monday, July 29, 2019

NPS : Restart recovering administrative charges / expenses @ 0.005% p.a

NPS : Restart recovering administrative charges / expenses @ 0.005% p.a

Implementation of recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours Branch Post Offices.

Implementation of recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours Branch Post Offices.

7th CPC Pay Fixation Methodology – Detailed report with 2 Illustrations

7TH CPC PAY FIXATION METHODOLOGY

DETAILED REPORT WITH 2 ILLUSTRATIONS

Examples of two pay fixation methodology

1. where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation

2. fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 1.7.2016 after annual increment Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600 15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200) Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016. As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in cases where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 151 day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28.07.2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation:

Case-I: When promotion occurred between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016.

Pay as on 01.01.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600 12.05.2016
Pay as on 12.05.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale. Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 22550
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 12.05.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 Rs. 22550*2.57 = Rs. 57953.50

Relevant Cell in Level-7: Rs. 58600
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 01.01.2017

Case-II: When promotion occurred between 1 .7.2016 and 28.7.2016

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600 11.7.2016
Pay as on 01.7.2016 in existing pay structure after grant of annual increment. Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Pay as on 11.7.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale. Rs. 18620 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 23220
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 11.7.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 Rs. 23220*2.57 = Rs. 59675.40

Relevant Cell in Level-7: Rs. 60400
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in case an employee elects to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion or upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 1.7.2016 after annual increment Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600 15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200) Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016. As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

Note: It may be noted that though the employee can continue in 6th CPC pay structure till he vacates the posts, promotional benefit can only be granted in the 7th CPC scale. 

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MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY (POSTS)

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS
NATIONAL UNION – GDS
 

No. PJCA/2/2019                                                                        Dated: 15th July 2019

MEMORANDUM
To
            Shri A N Nanda,
            Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001

Sub:   Submission of Memorandum on long pending demands.

Sir,
            It is to bring to your kind notice that on so many occasions, we as PJCA have raised our long pending genuine demands before the Department. But it is highly regretted that no effective steps have been taken by the Department to mitigate the problems causing more sufferings to the employees.

            After introduction of technology in the form of CBS/CSI/CIS/MNOP/PNOP & now RICT the staff is suffering very much. We are bringing all the problems being faced by the staff at ground level separately on each subject but no solution is coming out.

            A meeting of Postal Joint Council of Action consisting NFPE,FNPO,AIPEU-GDS & NUGDS was held at FNPO Office. T-24, Atul Grove Road New Delhi on   13.07.2019. In the meeting all General Secretaries, of NFPE, FNPO AIPEU-GDS and NUGDS participated. After thorough discussion, PJCA has come to the conclusion that a memorandum should be submitted to Secretary (Post) for settlement of demands as mentioned in the Charter of Demands enclosed here with.

            We request you to kindly arrange one meeting with office bearers of PJCA to discuss the issues and settle the same as early as possible failing which we (PJCA) will be compelled to launch agitational programmes in a phased manner.

                        With regards
Yours Sincerely,
       

         (T N Rahate)                                                          (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General (FNPO)                                   Secretary General (NFPE)

           
       (P U Muralidharan)                                            (P Pandurangarao)
General Secretary-NUGDS                                  General Secretary-AIPEU-GDS
 
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1.    Settle all the problems arisen out of implementation of C.S.I, R.I.C.T./ IPPB / CBS and Postmen delivery mobile App & CIS.
2.    Implement all positive recommendations of Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee report and grant Civil servant Status to GDS.
3.    Fill up all Vacant Posts in all cadres of Department of Post i.e. P.A/S.A, Postmen, Mail Guard, Mailmen, MMS, MTS, GDS, Postal Acctts, P.A  Admn. Offices, P.A SBCO & Civil Wing etc  within a time frame  and separate identity of all cadres.
4.    Withdraw NPS and Guarantee minimum pension 50% of last pay drawn.
5.    Membership verification of G.D.S and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification conducted in 2015.
6.    Implementation of orders of   payment of  revised wages and arrears to the casual , Part time, Contingent employees & daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and   7th CPC and Regularize Services of  casual Labourers.
7.    Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, Postman/MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts, and Civil Wing etc.
8.    Stop Privatization, Corporatization and out sourcing in Postal Services.
9.    Scrap Bench Mark in MACP.
10.  Implement 5 days week in Postal and RMS
11.  Enhancement of higher pay scales to those categories whose minimum qualification has been enhanced e.g. Postmen, Mail guard.
12.  Grant of pension to the promoted GDS based on Supreme Court Judgment in SLP No (C) 13042/2014
13.  Withdraw orders of enhancement of cash conveyance limit without security.
14.   Implement all High Court and Supreme Court decisions in C/W MACP, RTP and others.
15.  Cash less treatment under CGHS  and allotment of adequate fund under head MR & T.A
16.  Retention of Civil wing in the Department of Post.
17.  Holding of Departmental Council Meetings/RJCM and periodical meetings at all levels.
18.  Stop Trade Union victimization and in the name of unscientific targets.
19.  Provide 40 percent SCF quota promotion in AAO cadre and amend RR incorporating the modifications demanded by AIPAEA.
20.  Status of audit to SBCO.
21.  Restore Special Allowance to PO & RMS Accountants and OSA to RMS/MMS Staff.
22.  All NSH and I.C. Speed Post Hubs should be under the administrative control of RMS and All L-2 Mail Offices should be identified as I.C. Speed Post Hubs and as Parcel Hubs.
23.  Permission to all Staff of Circle Office, SBCO, Postal Accounts and RMS/MMS Staff to appear in Departmental Examination for promotion to PSS Group-B.
24.  Improper functioning of Separate (Nodal) Parcel Delivery in India Post vis-a-vis heavy expenditure and undue harassment to the Postmen Delivery staff.

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