Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pay Fixation Tips to newly promoted PAs


Pay Fixation Tips to newly promoted PAs 

Option - 1
Your Existing Pay:-   24500
Existing Level:-   Level 3
Promotion Level :- Level 4
Date of Promotion :- 1-3-2019
Date of Next Annual Increment  :- 01-07-2019
Pay Fixation Option under FR 22 (1)a :- Date of promotion
Matrix Pay After promotion on 1-3-2019 :-   25500
Matrix Level :- Level 4
Next Date of Increment: -  01.01. 2020
Matrix Pay on Next Increment date :- 26300
OPTION - 2
Existing Pay:- 24500
Existing Level:- Level 3
Promotion Level:- Level 4
Date of Promotion:- 1-3-2019
Date of Next Annual Increment:-  01-07-2018
Pay Fixation Option under FR 22 (1)a(1):- Date of next increment
Promotion Pay on 1-3-2019:- 25500
Re Fixation for Promotion on 01-07-2018:- 26300
Promotion Level:- Level 4
Date of Next Increment:-  01.07.2020
Option 2 is better

Result of LGO Exam held on 09.12.2018 - MP Circle

Result of LGO Exam held on 09.12.2018 - MP Circle















Non Submission of Schedules/ Vouchers and sanction memos to DAP Offices

Non Submission of Schedules/ Vouchers and sanction memos to DAP Offices - Directorate Letter No.12-2/2018-BPR/D-2249 to 2298 dated 26.02.2019

Notice for the meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) on 07-03-2019

Notice for the meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) on 07-03-2019

AICPIN for the month of January 2019

No. 5/1/2019-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th February, 2019
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2019

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2019 increased by 6 points and pegged at 307 (three hundred and seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.99 per cent between December, 2018 and January, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.70 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 5.16 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Fish Frsh, Goat Meat, Coconut, Lady’s Finger, Tomato, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Gourd, Peas, Potato, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 6.60 per cent for January, 201-9 as compared to 5.24 per cent for the previous month and 5.11 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 0.97 per cent against (-) 0.96 per cent of the previous month and 3.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Nagpur reported the maximum increase of 21 points followed by Nasik (17 points), Amritsar, Quilon, Jharia (13 points each) and Jaipur (12 points). Among others, 11 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 10 points in 7 centres, 9 points in 3 centres, 8 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 9 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 6 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Siliguri (3 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 2 centres. Rest of the 4 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Rourkela centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2019 will be released on Friday, 29th March, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Merger of Postmaster cadre – suggestions regarding

MERGER OF POSTMASTER CADRE
SUGGESTIONS REGARDING

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com


Ref: PF/NFPE/Postmaster Cadre Dated – 28.02.2019

To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Merger of Postmaster cadre – suggestions regarding.

Ref: - Your email dated 25.02.2019.

Sir,
Apropos reference, we wish to place on record our thanks for considering our proposal for the merger of postmaster cadre with the general line. We wish to point out the following for your kind consideration before issuing the orders.

1. Before merger of postmaster cadre with the general line a time frame may be fixed to accord promotions in the PM Grade II, Grade III as per the relaxed service conditions to the cadre recently circulated. In many circles, this has not been implemented.

2. While fixing the interse seniority of the LSG cadre, the plight of the senior officials who have passed the FTP examination during 2003 & 2004 may be declared enbloc senior to the Postmaster cadre officials and their seniority can be fixed considering their qualifying in the LDCE as if postmaster cadre and the issue is pending since the abolition of the FTP LSG scheme. If it is considered the seniors LDCE qualified will be benefited. Since the date of qualifying the postmaster Grade I exam has been taken for the fixation of inter se seniority, the same and similar analogy may be applied in the case of FTP qualified officials also.

3. It was the commitment at the time of introduction of the Postmaster cadre that senior HSG I officials will be provided the post of 29 Senior Postmaster after fulfilling the required service in HSG I on the basis of seniority cum fitness. Simply brushing aside the commitment and coming out from the scheme is arbitrary. Furthermore the suggestion of the staff side to enhance the percentage of reservation in Group B examination to the general line officials to the extent of 19% as assured after the Fifth pay commission as well as at the time of introduction of 1/3rd direct recruitment in the IPOs cadre as the part of their cadre review in the department. At least as a onetime measure, the promotion to senior postmaster may be accorded to the eligible candidates in HSG I as on the date of merger of postmaster cadre with general line officials.

4. The recommendation of the committee to introduce LDCE examination for all the cadres of LSG, HSG II and HSG I is unacceptable. The existing method of seniority cum fitness promotion from LSG to HSG I should not be disturbed. In order to provide earlier promotional opportunities to the younger generation, we suggest to reintroduce the 20% LSG by conducting LDCE examination and thereafter all other promotions shall be based on the seniority cum fitness.

5. Even though the merger is taking place, the relaxation in the recruitment rules in case of HSG II & HSG I has not been accorded most of the higher posts will remain unfilled up. Therefore it is absolutely necessary to approach the nodal ministry to get the relaxation to the recruitment rules as one time measure and also the minimum residual period prescribed from LSG to HSG II and HSG II to HSG I should be fixed as three years as was in existence earlier.

6. In short we welcome the decision of the merger of postmaster cadre with general line and request to consider the above and in particular the grievances of the FTP qualified LSG officials who are deprived of their promotion since long which will be disturbed further after granting the inter se seniority as mentioned in the report .

A line in reply about the consideration is highly solicited

Yours faithfully,


(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Adhoc appointment/promotion-regarding

Adhoc appointment/promotion-regarding

No. X-20/5/2019-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
*****
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 22nd February, 2019
To
1. All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/PLI Directorate
3. Director, RAKNPA/GM, CEPT/Directors of All PTCs
4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
5. All General Managers (Finance)/Directors Postal Accounts/DAP
Subject: Adhoc appointment/promotion –regarding

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter No. 137-99/2009-SPB-II dated 23.12.2009 on the subject cited above and to say that the adhoc appointments/promotions are to be made only in unavoidable/exceptional circumstances. Adhoc arrangements should not continue indefinitely and action has to be taken to fill up the vacancies on regular basis. While Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) should invariably be held regularly, before DPC meet, all existing and anticipated vacancies during the year should be taken into account so that adhoc arrangements are kept to the barest minimum. The instructions in this regards have been issued by the Department from time to time. In spite of these express provisions, it has come to the notice of the Directorate that Circles are resorting to adhoc arrangements in total disregard to the statutory provisions/instructions on the subject as well as proper manpower management and career advancement of the employees.

2. In brief, the instructions contained in Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) O.M. No. 28036/8/87-Estt. (D) dated 30.03.1988 and O.M. No. AB. 14017/54/2003-Estt. (RR) dated 04.12.2003 circulated vide this Department’s letter No.6-6/88-SPB.II dated 5.5.1988 and No. 137-2/2004-SPB-II dated 13/14th January, 2004 respectively and in DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/1/2001-Estt. (D) dated 23.07.2001, DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/01/2007-Estt. (D) dated 14.11.2007 and O.M. No.28036/1/2012-Estt. (D) dated 03.04.2013 (copies enclosed) are as under:

(i) The DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/8/87-Estt. (D) dated 30.03.1988 provides that adhoc appointment/promotion are to be resorted to only in exceptional circumstances subject to certain conditions mentioned therein, to a post which cannot be kept vacant in consideration of its functional/operational requirement.

(ii) The total period for which the appointment/promotion may be made, on an adhoc basis, will be limited to one year only. 
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(iii) The practice of giving a break periodically and appointing the same person on an adhoc basis may not be permitted.

(iv) In case there are compulsions for extending any adhoc appointment/promotion beyond one year, the approval of the DoP&T is required to be sought at least two months in advance before the expiry of the one year period. If the approval of DoP&T to the continuance of the adhoc arrangements beyond one year is not received before the expiry of the one year period, the adhoc appointment/promotion shall automatically cease on the expiry of the one year term.

(v) Adhoc promotions may be made on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness basis even where promotion is by selection method. Only those employees in the feeder grade who fulfill the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules should be considered for adhoc promotion.

(vi) Permission to make adhoc appointment should be granted by the authority one level higher than the appointing authority for that post.

(vii) The DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/1/2001-Estt(D) dated 23.07.2001 provides that whenever an appointment is made on adhoc basis, the fact that the appointment is adhoc and that such an appointment will not bestow on the person a claim for regular appointment should be clearly spelt out in the orders of appointment. It should also be made clear that the service rendered on adhoc basis in the grade concerned would not count for the purpose of seniority in that grade and for eligibility for promotion to the next higher grade.

(viii)The DoP&T O.M. No. AB. 14017/54/2003-Estt. (RR) dated 04.12.2003 provides that for consideration of adhoc promotions, the crucial date of eligibility would be the same as for regular promotions i.e., January 1.

(ix) DoP&T O.M. No. 28001/8/2007-Estt. (D) dated 14.11.2007 provides for delegating powers to the concerned Ministry/Department for appointing the officials to Gr. C and Gr. D posts on adhoc basis upto a period of 3 (three) years. Further extension of one year at a time upto two years can be granted with the approval of the Secretary concerned.

(x) DoP&T vide O.M. No. 28036/1/2012-Estt. (D) dated 03.04.2013, has mentioned brief of various instructions with respect to adhoc appointments/promotions those should be followed strictly while considering adhoc appointments/promotions. 

Further, Circle should review the adhoc appointments/promotions made by them from time to time, and at least once a year, on the basis of the guidelines and instructions in force, so as to bring down the instances of such adhoc manpower arrangements to the barest minimum. 

(xi) Claims of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in adhoc promotions shall be considered in the DoP&T O.M. No. 36011/14/83-Estt. (SCT) dated 30.04.1983.

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3. It is requested that instructions issued by DoP&T from time to time should be followed scrupulously while considering the case of adhoc appointment/promotions. These instructions may also be brought to the notice of all subordinate units.

4. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
sd
Copy to:
1. PS to Minister of State for Communications (IC)
2. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts)/Sr. PPS to Director General Postal Services
3. PPS/PS to Addl. DG (Co-ordination)/ Member (Banking)/ Member (O)/ Member
(P) /Member (Planning & HRD)/ Member (PLI)/ Member (Tech)
4. Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser
5. Sr. Deputy Director General (Vigilance) & CVO/ Sr. Deputy Director General
(PAF)
6. Director General P&T (Audit), Civil Lines, New Delhi
7. Secretary, Postal Services Board/ All Deputy Directors General
8. Chief Engineer (Civil), Postal Directorate
9. All Sections of Postal Directorate
10.All recognized Federations/ Unions/ Associations
11.GM, CEPT for uploading the order on the India Post website
12.OL Section with request to translate the orders.
13.Guard File
14.Spare copies.

To view Dte's letter No : X-20/5/2019-SPN-II dated 22.02.2019 , please Click here

7th CPC Pay Fixation: Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 in the context of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016


No. 1/4/2017-Estt.(Pay-I)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 25th February, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 in the context of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that in terms of the provisions contained in Fundamental Rule 35 (FR 35), the Central Government may fix the pay of an officiating Government servant at an amount less than admissible under the Fundamental Rules. Accordingly, orders have been issued from time to time indicating the circumstances and the extent to which provisions of FR 35 would apply. In this row, this Department vide OM No. 1/4/2009-Estt(Pay-I) dated 08.03.2010 laid down the ceilings for restriction of basic pay under FR 35 in running pay bands and grade pay system in the 6th CPC scenario.

2. The question of revising these ceilings after implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 has been considered by the Government and the President is pleased to decide that the pay under FR 35 shall be restricted in a manner so that the increase in the basic pay of the post held by the Government Servant prior to the officiating appointment shall not exceed 12.5% subject to a maximum of Rs. 6700 per month. Any increase in excess of 12.5% of the basic pay with a further ceiling of Rs. 6700 per month shall be treated as substantial increase for the purposes of FR 35. 

3. In case of appointment on promotion in the normal line within the cadre but which are not on regular basis, initially the pay may also be fixed under relevant rules. After such fixation of pay, if it is found that there is no substantial increase in the pay so fixed as defined in para 2 above, the restriction under FR 35 will not be applied as shown in Illustration 1 . However, after such fixation of pay, if it is found that there is substantial increase in the pay so fixed, the restriction as mentioned in para 2 above will be applied. In that case, after restriction of basic pay if there is no such Cell equal to the amount so arrived after restriction is available in the Level of Pay Matrix of the officiating post, the officer shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level even if the limit for restriction mentioned in para 2 above is breached, as shown in Illustration 2. The Government servant will earn his annual increment on the basic pay so fixed after imposition of restrictions under FR 35. 

4. However, in the cases where the pay of the officer after imposition of the restrictions in the manner indicated above is fixed at less than the value of the first Cell of the Level of the officiating post, in that case, his pay will be fixed m the Level of post held by him before such officiating appointment. If no such Cell equal to the amount so arrived after restriction is available in the Level of post held by him before such officiating appointment, the officer shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level even if the limit for restriction mentioned in para 2 above is breached and he.­ will draw his annual increment(s) in that Level of the lower post till he reaches the minimum of the Level of the officiating post. After one year of reaching/ surpassing the minimum of the Level of the officiating post, the officer will become entitled to increment in the Level of the officiating post and his pay will be fixed in Cell 2 of the Level of the pay matrix of the officiating post as shown in Illustration 3. 

5. In cases of appointments on promotion in the normal line within the cadre but which are not on regular basis, the pay shall be restricted under FR 35 in the manner given above. However, restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 will not be invoked in respect of regular cadre promotion where the employee who becomes due for promotion falls within the zone of consideration and fulfills all the conditions of eligibility prescribed in the Recruitment Rules for promotion. 

6. The new rates will be applicable with effect from the date an employee draws pay in the revised scale of pay applicable in accordance with Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. 

7. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 

Hindi version will follow. 

Sd/-
(Rajeev Bahree) 
Under Secretary (Pay)


Annexure to No. 1/ 4/ 2017-Estt.( Pay-I) dated the 28th February, 2019

Illustration 1 

An officer was drawing pay of Rs.78500 in Cell 6 of Level 11 before his appointment to officiate in Level 12 carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him before such appointment. 

On the date of his officiating appointment, he may be granted one increment (Cell 7 in Level l 1-Rs.80900) and thereafter, he is to be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived ( Rs.80900) in the Level 12. Since no such cell equal to Rs. 80900 is available in Level 12, he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that Level [Cell 2 of Level 12- Rs.81200 / -]. 

After such fixation since there is only an increase of amount of Rs.2700 ( Rs. 81200-78500) which is less than 12.5% of the basic pay ( Rs. 78500) of the post held earlier by the officer before such officiating appointment and further limit of Rs.6700 / -, there is no substantial increase in the pay so fixed. The restrictions under FR 35 will, therefore, not apply in this case and his pay will be fixed at Rs.81200 / - (Cell 2 in Level 12). 

Illustration 2 

An officer was drawing pay of Rs. 175500 in Cell 13 of Level 13 before his appointment to officiate in Level 14 carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him before such appointment. In this case, his pay is to be fixed in the following manner under FR 35:- 

On the date of his officiating appointment, he may be granted one increment (Cell 14 of Level 13- Rs. 180800) in the Level (Level 13) of the post held by him before officiating appointment. Since no cell equal to 180800 is available in Level 14 he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that Level (Rs.182700- Cell 9 of Level 14). By such fixation of pay, the increase in pay comes to Rs. 7200 (Rs. 182700-175500) . Amount of / Increase of Rs. 7200 is more than increase of Rs.6700/ - permissible under FR 35 and as such this increase shall be treated as substantial increase for the purpose of restriction under FR 35. Thus, his pay is to be fixed at Rs. 182200( 175500+6700). However, as no such cell equivalent to the value of Rs. 182200 is available in Level 14, his pay is to be fixed at next Cell in Level 14, i.e. Rs. 182700 (Cell 9 in Level 14) breaching the limit of Rs.6700. 

Illustration 3 

An officer was drawing pay of Rs.36500 in Cell 2 of Level 6 before his appointment to officiate in Level 7 carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him before such appointment. In this case, his basic pay is to be fixed in the following manner under FR 35:- 

On the date of his officiating appointment, he may be granted one increment (Cell 3 of Level 6 Rs.37600) in the Level (Level 6) of the post held by him before officiating appointment. However, no cell equal to amount of Rs. 37600 is available in Level 7 as minimum Cell value in Level 7 is Rs.44900 (Cell 1 of Level 7) . If his pay is fixed at Rs.44900 (Cell 1 of Level 7) , the increase in pay comes to Rs. 8400 (Rs.44900-36500) which is more than increase of Rs.4562.5/ - (12.5% of 36500) limit prescribed under this OM. As such this increase shall be treated as substantial increase for the purpose of restriction under FR 35. His basic pay is thus to be fixed at Rs.41062.5 (36500+4562.5) in the Level of the post held by him before such officiating appointment i.e. Level 6. Since no such Cell equal to the amount of Rs.41062.5 is available in Level 6, his pay is to be fixed at next Cell in that Level, i.e. Rs.41100 (Cell 6 in Level 6) breaching the limit of 12.5%.

Source: Click on image to get the Order



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Clarification must be obtained from CIFA before sought from Directorate :
It has been observed that many cases seeking clarifications involving financial matters are being received in this office which does not have the concurrence of CIFA and approval of CPMG

I am directed to inform that all such reference involving financial matter mist have the concurrent of CIFA and approval of the Head of the Circle. 

Dak Seva awards presented to postal staff

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle presented Dak Seva awards for meritorious staff under various categories in 2017 at a colourful function here on Wednesday.

Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, member of Postal Services Board was the chief guest and distributed awards in the function presided over by K Balasubramanian, chief postmaster general of Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing the employees, Pradeepta Kumar emphasised on making habit of writing letters to improve the efficiency of rendering the service to public, reach the customers by promoting best services like Postal Life Insurance, Rural Postal Life insurance, India Post Payment Bank and opening new savings bank accounts and Sukanya Samrudhi accounts which are more beneficial to public.

G Satish, joint manager of Speed Post Centre, Vijayawada, M Sai Hari Krishna, system administrator, Tadepalligudem, KVNSS Murthy, postmaster Grade-1 Pamarru, M Muni Saptagiri Reddy, Postman of Tirupati HO, M Vijayalakshmi sub-postmaster, Tiruchanoor, Md Habeeb Beig, sorting assistant, RMS, A Puvvulamma, Grameen Dak Sevak branch postmaster of Peruru, Perumallapalle in Tiruipati division were given the awards for their service.

Col M Eleesha, Postmaster General, Vijayawada Region, M Venkateswarlu, Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam Region, TM Sreelatha. Postmaster General, Kurnool Region and M Poornachandra Rao, Director of Postal Services were also present in the function.