Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CRUCIL DATE FOR POSTMASTER GRADE I EXAMINATION

Limited Departmental Examination for Postmaster Grade – I – Crucial date for deciding the qualifying service for the Examination.


                                                      Government of India

                                         Ministry of Communications and IT

                       Department of Posts Dak Bhavan, Sansad MargNew Delhi



No: 4-08/ 2011-SPB-II                                                                           \, Dated 25.05.2011.

To,

All Chief Postmasters General

Sub: Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Postmaster Grade – I – Crucial date for deciding the qualifying service for the Examination – regarding

Sir/ Madam,

I am directed to refer to Directorate’s letter No: A-34012/ 3/ 2011-DE, dated 13.04.2011 regarding conduct of Postmaster Grade I Examination, 2011 to be held on 12.06.2011 for the existing vacancies in Postmaster Grade-I.

2. Clarification has been sought by certain Circles regarding the crucial date for assessing the eligibility of Postal Assistants for appearing in the Postmaster Grade-I Examination, 2011 to be held on 12.06.2011.

3. The matter has been examined in the Directorate. As per the Directorate’s order No. 13-2/2010-PE.1 dated 25.11.2010, the General line posts would be deemed to have been designated as Postmaster Grade-I, Postmaster Grade-II and Postmaster Grade-III with effect from the dates those are filled up. Therefore it has been decided by the competent authority that the crucial date for assessing the eligibility of the candidates for the purpose of Postmaster Grade-1 Examination 2011, to be filled up on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination would be the closing date for dispatch of the applications by nodal officers to CMC, ie.18.05.2011. Such Circles, who have prescribed the crucial date other than 18.05.2011, are advised to issue another circular calling for the applications from only such officials, who have become eligible during the period 01.01.2011 to 18.05.2011, by asking them to apply by 2nd June, 2011. Due to paucity of time, the Circles on receipt of applications shall issue hall tickets to the eligible candidates to appear in the examination after consulting the CMC telephonically regarding the Roll Number(s) to be assigned and the venue for examination. It should be immediately followed by a written communication to CMC indicating the names, Roll Numbers so assigned along with a copy of the application submitted by the candidates. In case of any contingency, the Circles may contact DDG(RP) [Tel. No: 23096101]

4. Further, according to the Dept of Personnel & Training OM No: 22011/3/98-98-Estt. (I) dated 17.09.1998, the crucial date for determining eligibility of officers for promotion in case of financial year-based vacancy year would fall on January 1st immediately preceding such vacancy year, the first of the vacancy year, ie. January 1st itself would be taken as the crucial date irrespective of whether the ACRs are written financial year wise or calendar year wise. As such, the crucial date for determining eligibility of Postal Assistants for appearing in the Postmaster Grade-1 Examination to be conducted in the subsequent years ie during the year 2012 and thereafter would be 1st January of the year, to which the vacancies pertain to.

Yours faithfully,

Sd. B P Sridevi

Director (Staff)

30/5/2011



Sunday, May 22, 2011

CLARIFICATORY ORDERS ON PROMOTION IN LSG(A/C s) AND FIXATION OF SENIORITY




CLARIFICATION ON MACP TO THE PROMOTEE OFFICIALS FROM GROUP AND POSTMAN

THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED CLARIFICATION AFTER GIVING SO MANY CASES OF OFFICIALS WHO WERE STOPPED AT THE GRADE PAY OF Rs 2800/- TREATING THE GROUP D AND POSTMEN AS  TWO PROMOTIONS AND IN THE CLERICAL CADRE THE TBOP AS THIRD PROMOTION(MACP). EVEN THE BCR ALREADY GIVEN IS WITHDRAWN.NOEW THIS CLARIFICATION GIVES RELIEF TO ALL SUCH OFFICIALS WHO WERE NOT ALLOWED THIRD MACP EVEN AFTER 30 YEARS IN THE CLERICAL CADRE



Friday, May 20, 2011

DOP&T order on ACRS

Ern (E)/ACR Matters-ll
No. 210111112005-~stt.~(~t.ll)
Government of lndia
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel &.Training)
IIH*
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19Ih ~ a y2,0 1 1
                                                          OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Maintenance and preparation of Annual Performance Appraisal Reportscommunication
of all entries for fairness and transoarencv in oublic
administration.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention of the MinistrieslDepartments to this
Deoartment's OM No.210111112005-Estt.(AMPt.II) dated 14.5.2009 bv which the svstem of
communicating the entries in the A P A R ' ~ ;t~he~ reporting period 2008-09 oniards for
representation if anv was introduced. The Competent Authoritv to consider the
representation shall decide the matter objectively based on the material placed before him
within a period of 30 days from the date of (the receipt of the representation. The
Competent Authority after due consideration may reject the representation or may accept
or modify the APAR accordingly. In this Department's OM of even number dated
13.4.2010, it was further decided that if an employee is to be considered for promotion in
a future DPC and his ACRs prior to the period 2008-09 which would be reckonable for
assessment of his fitness in such future DPCs contain final grading which are below the
benchmark for his next promotion, before such ACRs are placed before the DPC, the
concerned employee will be given a copy of the relevant ACR for his representation, if
any, within 15 days of such communication. It may be noted that only below benchmark
ACR for the period relevant to promotion need be sent. This OM dated 13.4.2010
specifically provided that in case of upgradation of the final grading given in the APAR,
specific reasons therefor may also be given in the order of the Competent Authority. Since
the provisions of the above OM dated 13.4.2010 are applicable only for future DPCs
where the recommendations will be implemented prospectively from the date of assuming
charge of the higher appointment, the provisions will not be applicable to retired officers.
2. The UPSC has brought to the notice of this Department that in the DPCs being-held
under the aegis of the Commission, orders of the Competent Authority do not contain
specific reasons for such upgradation in a number of cases. Such orders cannot be termed
as disposed off in a quasi-judicial manner as laid down in the aforesaid OM dated
13.4.2030. Grading an officer below the bench mark by the DPC in such cases on the
ground of upgradation being without giving sufficient reasons is prone to avoidable
representations.
3. In order that the DPC proceedings are held on schedule and without any necessity to
over look the decisions given by the Competent Authority while upgrading the grading in the
APAR without specific reasons and justifications , all MinistriesIDepartments are requested
to kindly bring to the notice of the Competent Authority while forwarding the representation
against remarks in the APAR that the authority may decide on the representation in an
objective manner within 30 days of receipt of the representation and give specific reasons in
case of upgradation of the final grading given in the APAR as per provisions contained in
this Department's aforesaid OM dated 13.4.2010. -
                                                                                                     (C.A. Subramanian)
                                                                                                                Director
All MinistrieslDepartments of Government of India.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

CLARIFICATION ON INCREASE IN ALLOWANCEA BY DOP&T

                                  No. 1201 1/01/2011-Estt. (Allowance)
                                           Government of India
                      Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
                                    Department of Personnel & Training
                                                                                                      New Delhi, May 4, 201 1
                                           OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of
              enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.20 11 -
       On the above mentioned subject, it is stated that consequent uponenhancement of Dearness Allowance  
payable to Central Government employees @
51% w.e.f. 1" January, 201 1 vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
O.M. No.1(2)/2011-E-I1 (l3) dated 2 4 M~ a rch, 201 1, the following points are
clarified:
a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance
shall be Rs.15,000/- per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be
more than Rs.37501- in one quarter and less than Rs.37501- in another quarter
subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15,000/- per child and Hostel Subsidy shall
be Rs.37501- per month per child;
b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities
stands revised to Rs. 12501- per month; and
c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of education allowance for disabled
children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.30,OOOlper
annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of
Government employees shall be treated as revised from Rs.60001- per child
per month to Rs.75001- per child per month.
2. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1' January, 201 1
3. These revisions shall be subject to other terms and conditions mentioned in
this Department's O.M. No.120I110312008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008 and
O.M. No 1201 1/04/2008 dated 11.9.2008.                                                                            Sd/-
(Vibha Govil Mishra)
Deputy Secretary
Telefax: 23092483
All MinistriedDepartments of the Government of India.