Friday, January 04, 2019

Mumbai High Court Judgement

Mumbai High Court Judgement

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HSG-1 Pre-2006 won the battle at last!

VICTORY AT LAST! LET US REJOICE!!

At Last the Government relents to grant higher pay scale benefit for pension fixation to Pre-2006 HSG-1 Postmasters and other S-12 Pay Scale Holders!

The Recommendation of the Pension Ministry has been accepted by the Department of Expenditure and resultantly the following orders have been issued!

We the S-12 Pay Scale holding Pre-2006 Pensioners have made the advancement. But the struggle of other Pensioners retired from various other posts or cadres continues. However, AIPRPA is proud that our consistent voice for the acceptance of Pre-2006 S-12 Pay Scale holding HSG-1 Postmasters have ultimately resulted in victory! 

No. 38/33112-P&PW (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-l l 0 003
Dated the 4th January, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/-.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Para 4.2 of this Department's OM of even number dated 01.09.2008 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.

2. Instructions were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1I1I2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. A concordance table indicating the revised pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners in terms of instructions contained in para 4.2 of OM dated 1.9.2008 read with the OM dated 28.1.2013 was also annexed to the OM dated 28.1.2013. Subsequently, orders were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 30.7.2015 that the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of 24.9.2012.

3. In the aforesaid OM dated 28.1.2013 of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 was shown as Rs. 4200/- and the minimum pension in terms of para 4.2 of the OM dated 1.9.2008 was shown as Rs. 8145/- (50% of minimum pay of Rs. 16,290/- as per fitment table for the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs. 6500-10500, annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1I1/2008-1C dated 30th August, 2008).

4. Order were issued vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No.1.1.2008-1C dated 13.11.2009 that the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs. 4200/- in the pay band PB-2, will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4600/- in the pay band PB-2 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs, 7450-11,500 w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

5. Representations have been received in this Department for extending the benefit of grade pay of Rs. 4600/- for revision of pension/family pension, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in respect of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay seale in the earlier Pay Commission periods. The matter regarding the amount of minimum pension/family pension in terms of para 4.2 of the O.M. dated 1.9.2008 in their case has been re-examined in the light of the orders issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No.l/l/08-IC dated 13.11.2009 and decisions of courts in certain cases. It has been observed that pay of all serving employees in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- has been fixed w.e.f.1.1.2006 in the grade pay ofRs. 4600/-. Therefore, the grade pay of Rs, 4600/- can be considered as the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/-.

6. Accordingly, it has been decided that, for the purpose of revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 under para 4.2 of the O.M. dated 1.9.2008, the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- may be considered as the corresponding Grade pay in the case of pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods,

7. In accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the pay corresponding to the pay of Rs. 6500/- in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- would beRs. 12090/- in the PB-2. After adding the grade pay of Rs. 4600/-, the pay in the Pay Band! Grade Pay corresponding to the pay of Rs. 6500/- in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 would be Rs. 16690/- (12090+4600). Accordingly, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.2 of OM dated 1.9.2008, for the pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500/- in the 5th CPC or equivalent pay scales in the earlier Pay Commissions would be Rs.8345/-. Accordingly the entries at serial number 13 in the annexure of this Department's OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 may be substituted by the entries shown in the/statement annexed to this O.M. • .

8. As provided in this Department's OM dated 28.1.2013, in case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

9. In their application to the persons belonging to the India Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued in consultation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.

10. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them. They are also requested to revise the pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners in accordance with the instructions contained in this O.M. on a top priority basis.

11. Hindi version will follow.

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All Ministries/Departments of Government of India as per mailing list.

Correct way of addressing a letter as per clause 26 of Post Office Guide Part I

Correct way of addressing a letter or a notice as per clause 26 of Post Office Guide Part I

Meeting to be held on 07/01/2019 under chairmanship of Member(personnel) at 11:30AM at Dak Bhawan, New Delhi

Meeting to be held on 07/01/2019 under chairmanship of Member(personnel) at 11:30AM at K.R.Moorthy Conference Room, 2nd floor, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi

Restriction of CSV Upload for updating of the premium posting of cash policies [Instructions from PLI Directorate]

Instructions regarding standard operating procedure for uploading of CSV file of the premium posting of cash policies 
PLI Directorate Letter No.29-34/2012-LI(Vol-II) dated 19.12.2018

DOP Issued orders No.17-31/2016-GDS Dated 04-01-2019 Implementation of Committee Recommendation on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

DOP Issued orders No.17-31/2016-GDS Dated 04-01-2019 Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for allcategories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).





Latest Orders from Postal Directorate in January 2019

Now, 20-day earned leave every year for central govt employees a must [Permanent employees must take at least 20 days]

The government-run banks have already begun to send their employees on a block of ten days leave from late 2018
The Centre has decided that all its permanent employees must take at least 20 days of earned leave every year, instead of hoarding them up for encashment at the time of retirement.

The government-run banks have already begun to send their employees on a block of ten days leave from late 2018. The measure, announced in several banks in October, had surprised the employees.

It’s now time for the other central government employees to face a new leave ethic. The move is meant to improve the health of the employees, so they judiciously mix leisure with work.

Central government employees have generous leave allowances. They are entitled to a block of 30 days paid leave each year (for defence employees it is 60 days). This is in addition to their ten casual leave and 19 notified holidays every year. However, few employees use their earned leave, and add their one or two days of leave to the weekends for a long break. Casual leaves cannot be accumulated.

The earned leaves, which can be accumulated up to 300 days, are used by the employees as additional retirement benefits.

These can be exchanged for money at the rate of the salary level of the employee once they hit the ceiling. Consequently, people begin to use these leaves only after they have toted up a balance of 300 days.

The government wants to break this habit. It is likely to issue a circular soon, directing that no more than 10 earned leaves can be carried over from any calendar year. It would slow the pace of accumulation of these leaves over the service lives of the employees.

According to the Budget Estimates for FY19, the finance ministry has earmarked Rs 632.49 billion towards the allowances for its estimated 35 million civilian employees. Most of this is for payout towards earned leaves. This figure is a 10 per cent rise over the Revised Estimates for FY18. The year-on-year rise from FY17 was 5.2 per cent. However, the changes would not impact the pay and allowances for uniformed personnel, including police and military, which are run under different rules.

SB order 01/2019 : Intra Operable NetBanking for POSB Savings Accounts

Procedure to be adopted by the CBS Post Offices for enabling internet banking facility for eligible savings bank account holder in Department of Posts

Appeal from the Chairman Postal Services Board to FNPO & NFPE and AIPEU-GDS and NUGDS in support of their demands

Appeal from the Chairman Postal Services Board to FNPO & NFPE

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Department of Posts is privileged to deliver mail, parcel, money orders, banking, insurance, retail services and payment towards social welfare scheme, MNREGA etc. with speed and reliability in every nook and corner of the country.

2. As you are aware, with the rise of digital communications like Whatsapp and e'mail, we ale left with almost negligible personal mails to deliver. The progressive use of payment through accounts, money orders have also declined. At this stage, we are reorganizing ourselves so as to meet this challenge. Further, the Department is going through a phase of positive transformation and several critical Information Technology projects such as CSI, FSI, IPPB, DARPAN etc. are under way to ensure maximum benefit not only to our esteemed customers but also utmost convenience to our employees.

3. At such a critical juncture the proposed two'days strike called by Postal Joint Council of Action consisting of NFPE & FNPO including their GDS unions will result in loss of goodwill of the Department and its employees among our customers. Moreover, the proposed strike will help the competitor


APPEAL of the Department to attain more business. which will entail revenue loss to the Department when the Department of Posts has already incurred a deficit of Rs. 12413.61 crore during 2017-18. Due to the hard work and passion of the members of our postal family including GDS, I am very much optimistic that the Department is going to perform much better this year.

3. Some of you have already gone on strike more than once in the last one year. Due to these strikes, we had to face the wrath of our esteemed customers. You will agree that the disruption of postal service is harmful for all of us and it not only tarnishes our image but gives our competitors an opportunity to call us redundant.

4. The Department of Posts has always worked in the interest of its employees. We will continue to do our best to examine all the justifiable demands and take appropriate action for the benefit of our postal family. I would, therefore, appeal you to withdraw the notice of proposed two daysttrike on 8th and 9th January, 2019.

(A.N. Nanda)
Secretary (Posts)

West Bengal made it mandatory to attend office on strike days

West Bengal Govt. maintains it's stand on strike. It has taken a no tolerance stand against strike called by trade unions and political parties. As usual Govt. has issued circular to that effect the all state Govt. employees must attend office on 8th and 9th January and no leave will be granted in these days.

Absence will be treated as diesnon and no pay will be admissible for that period. Except some extra ordinary situations, presence will be a must.

Click here for the Memorandum dated 4th Jan'19.

Framing of guidelines for posting of System Administrator and Marketing Executives in Department of Posts

Framing of guidelines for posting of System Administrator and Marketing Executives in Department of Posts
Directorate letter no. X-20/23/2018-SPB-II dated 15.11.2018

Post Office Small Savings & Jan Suraksha Scheme Information (01.01.2019 to 31.03.2019) [Ready Reckonner]

Ready Reckoner for POSB Interest Rate 2019



C. Sivakabeer PA Giddalur 9515122799

Aadhaar English & Telugu 2019 - Poster


By C. Sivakabeer PA Giddalur 9515122799

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Withdrawal of Pension Facility

Posted On: 03 JAN 2019 3:34PM by PIB Delhi

Information regarding the number of Central Government employees in the country is not maintained centrally in this Ministry. As per information provided by Department of Expenditure, the total number of Central Government civilian employees, as on 01.03.2016, was 32, 21,183

Total number of Central Government civil pensioners, as on 31.03.2018, is 37, 02,882.

Central Government employees (except Armed Forces personnel) appointed on or after 01.01.2004 are covered under the National Pension System (NPS) notified vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affair’s) Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003 and Section 20 of PFRDA Act, 2013. Such employees are, therefore, not covered by the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rule, 1972, which are allocable to Central Government civil employees appointed on or before 31.12.2003.

Under NPS a monthly contribution of 10 percent of basic pay plus dearness allowance is required to be made by the employees and a matching contribution is made by the Government. It has since been decided to increase the Government contribution to 14 percent of basic pay and dearness allowance.

On superannuation/retirement, at least 40% of the accumulated pension wealth of such subscriber is mandatorily utilized for purchase of annuity providing for a monthly or any other periodical pension and the balance of the accumulated pension wealth after such utilization is paid to the subscriber in lump sum.

In the event of death of a Government servant of his discharge from service on account of disability or invalidation on medical grounds, the benefit of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 are available to the Government employees of his family members.

Central Government employees covered under NPS are eligible for the benefit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity on the same terms and conditions as are applicable under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

NPS employees are also eligible for other post-retirement benefits such as leave encashment, group insurance, medical facility, etc., as are applicable to employees appointed before 01.01.2014.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.