Monday, December 30, 2013


Revised Delivery Norms for Speed Post


 
D.G. Posts No. 13-45/2008-D dated 10/11/.12.2013
The norms for delivery of Speed Post articles have in the past been revised from time to time and are also contained in the Citizen’s Charter of the Department. The existing delivery norms for Speed Post are follows:

(a)   Local (within municipal limits) : 2 days
(b) Between one to another metro city (included the six metro cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) and limited to Municipal limits of these cities: 2 days
(c)    Rest of the country: 4 to 6 days.

2.       The norms mentioned above are further qualified by stating that they exclude the day of posting, Sundays and Holidays that they denote maximum time and apply only to the articles booked before the cut-off time.

3.       The matter relating to revision of the existing norms for delivery of Speed Post articles was under consideration of this Directorate, and the following has been decided in this regard:

(a)      New delivery (transit) norms have been worked out on a city-to-city      basis for 87 cities where Speed Post Sorting Hubs are located (excluding 1           CBPO & 2 CBPO). The new delivery norms are being circulated to all concerned by e-mail along with this O.M. The same may be downloaded.
(b)      The new norms for a pair of cities have been prescribed in terms of a range. For example,
 the delivery norms between Mumbai and Pune is “1 to 2 days, i.e. D+1 to D+2 where “D”  is the day of booking.
(c)      The new norms would be restricted to the municipal limits of a city       (covering only TD PIN codes) under reference.

4.       The new delivery norms for Speed Post would be subject to the conditions that:

*         They are limited to 87 cities, and municipal limit within these cities,
*         They do not apply to the articles booked after the cut-off time on a day(normally) taken as 3 or 4 pm for booking counters at post offices or as decided by the Circle concerned) and an extra day may be added in       such cases,
*         The delivery norms do not include Sundays and holidays,
*         Delay occurring due to curfew, bandh or strike in a particular city mayadversely affect delivery norms,
*         Delay occurring due to cancellation of flights/trains/buses/other means of transport for carriage of mail  or off-load / non-carriage of mail by the   carriers due to any reason is beyond the control of the Department, and therefore, the same may adversely affect delivery norms.
*         Beyond the cities mentioned under the delivery norms document, extra days may be required which would vary from place to place..

5.       Circles may give wide publicity to the new norms among the public and display the norms in the shape of a matrix of prominent/frequently-used destinations at the post office as display of entire matrix perhaps may not be possible.

6.       The new delivery norms would also be placed on India Post website in a user-friendly format so that a user could easily find delivery/transit norms between a pair of cities. In the interim, a PDF version of the document is being uploaded on the Departmental website.

7.       This O.M. supercedes all previous instructions on Speed Post Delivery Norms issued by this Directorate/Business Development Directorate.

NEXT MEETING OF THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD ON 9TH JANUARY 2014 
(THURSDAY) AT 3.00 PM AT DAK BHAWAN, NEWDELHI

GOOD GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES SIMPLIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF FAMILY PENSION

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Handbook on adoption of governance enhancing and non-legislative elements of the draft Indian Financial Code

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Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment- DoPT Insructions

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PFRDA--EXPOSURE DRAFT ON PROPOSED OPERATIONAL WITHDRAWAL PROCESS FOR NPS SUBSCRIBERS


Indiapost Started Internet Banking.

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Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 - DoPT Letter

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India Post draws up Rs 4,900-crore ATM network plan

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CAT CHENNAI quashes fresh proceedings against retired employee

                                               
                                                     
                               THE TIMES OF INDIA   

PRESS NEWS    
                                            
           CHENNAI: 27.12.2013.  Can an employee be punished twice for the same offence? No, said the Chennai bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday quashing an order of the ministry of communications and IT to initiate fresh proceedings against a retired assistant postmaster who had undergone punishment for his supervisory lapses.
      The matter pertains to V Muthukannu, sub-postmaster in Karur division, who was accused of irregular closure of a recurring deposit and non-account of deposits. In his submissions to the tribunal, Muthukannu said in March 2010, the superintendent of post offices ordered recovery of Rs 8,000 per month from his salary for the loss caused to the postal department. After seven months, it was increased to Rs 12,000. For his contributory negligence, he paid Rs 5.07 lakh to the department. Also, for a year, his salary was reduced and no increments were provided, said Muthukannu.
     However, in April 2012, a month before his retirement, the member (personnel), department of posts, dropped the earlier concluded proceedings and initiated a fresh proceeding for the same lapses. He was also issued a memo stating his retirement benefits had been withheld. He asked the CAT to set aside the order for fresh proceedings.
     In the counter, the department of post denied the averments and said Muthukannu was involved in a fraud to the tune of Rs 17.46 lakh at the Karur head post office. Fresh proceedings were initiated according to the rules and there was no question of "double jeopardy." Further, it was an exceptional case and had to be dealt with accordingly.
    The bench comprising judicial member B Venkateshwara Rao and administrative member P Prabhakaran said, "Once the punishment imposed is undergone, no one can direct a fresh inquiry in the same set of charges."
       The bench quashed the order for fresh proceedings and directed the department to pay all retrial benefits to Muthukannu.
CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT SHRI RAM DHARAMSHALA,AJMER,RAJASTHAN 9TH AND 10TH MARCH 2014.CWC MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THE DATES AND GO FOR RESERVATIONS.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Friday, December 27, 2013


Casual, Part Time, Contingent employees wage revision and 
Regularization       —      
HUNGER FAST in front of Directorate


Postal JCA decided to conduct HUNGER FAST in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi   on 5th February 2014.

Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and all General Secretaries of affiliated Associations/Unions will sit on HUNGER FAST in front of Directorate protesting against the abnormal delay and demanding immediate wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and also regularization.

    M. Krishnan                                                                    D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                                             Secretary General    
        NFPE                                                                                  FNPO


Details of availability and shortage of Central Government Residential accommodations in various districts of Kerala

THE BELOW INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED FROM A WRITTEN REPLY IN PARLIAMENT BY THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT ON 5TH DECEMBER 2013…

Category-wise details of availability and shortage of Central Government Residential accommodations in various
 districts of Kerala are as under:-
(Figure in numbers)
City Status CategoryType-IType-IIType-IIIType-IVType-VType-VI
GPRA Trivandrum Available16161345212
Shortage2663221201
GPRA Thrikkakara Cochin Available3211668244
Shortage02090905
GPRA Kallai, Calicut Available141414142
Shortage020901


Central government employees will soon communicate through email ID - Minister of State for Communications Milind Deora

All Central government employees will soon be expected to communicate through the National Informatics Centre (NIC) email ID, a union minister said on Monday adding that the government was chalking out a plan in this regard.
Minister of State for Communications Milind Deora told reporters here that his department is working on a new email policy which will address this issue, among others.
“Once this is ready, then all government officials will have to communicate only through NIC email id,” he said.
“After this, the issue of cyber security can be addressed on a single platform as NIC is taking care of e-governance programmes of the Centre,” said Deora.

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-846
ANSWERED ON-12.12.2013
Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to retirees
846 . Shri BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a)  whether the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of High Court and CAT for providing the benefit of Sixth Pay Commission to Government employees who retired before Ist January, 2006;
(b) whether it is a fact that Supreme Court in its judgement has given benefit w.e.f. January, 2006;
(c) whether the Ministry has implemented the judgement of Supreme Court in totality while giving benefit to those retirees w.e.f. January, 2006; and
(d)  if so, details thereof and if not, reasons therefor?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide this Department’s Office Memorandum(OM) dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department’s letter dated 3.10.2008.
The Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its order dated 1.11.2011 observed that by the OM dated 3.10.2008 the original orders of 1.9.2008 have been modified. Hon’ble CAT directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension @ 50% of the minimum pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.
Writ Petitions were filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi challenging the above mentioned order.
In its order dated 29.4.2013, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has upheld the order dated 1.11.2011. After considering the order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and various representations received in this regard, Special Leave Petition was filed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare filed an SLP in the Hon’ble Supreme Court against this order. This SLP came up for hearing on 29.7.2013 and was dismissed and the Review Petition was also dismissed.
Union of India has also filed SLP against the order dated 29.4.2013 in Writ Petitions No.2348/2012, 2349/2012 and 2350/2012 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court which came up for hearing on 19.11.2013. The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed to list the SLP alongwith CA No.8875-8876 of 2011 filed by Ministry of Defence and is now listed for hearing on 4.2.2014. The matter is therefore sub-judice.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MINUTES OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL DATED 27-11-13

THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE DC MEETING DATED 27TH NOV 13 ARE HOSTED.TO DOWN LOAD CLICK ON RIGHT SIDE ON THE NUPEGC-DATABASE AND DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL ITEMS 27TH-11-13 IN THE DATABASE
GENERAL SECRETARY

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF NAPE, GROUP C


The Next CWC meeting of NAPE ,Group C will be held at Sri Ram Dharmasala, Near PMG office,Ajmer,Rajasthan from 09-03-2014 to 10-03-2014 For details contact R.K.Meena,Circle Secretary,NAPEC Rajasthan Phone No.09414743833.The notice for the meeting will be issued separately.The CWC members  may go for the reservations

General Secretary

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

CHRISTA MUS GREETINGS TO ALL VIEWERS

GENERAL SECRETARY


Dopt Orders - Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35-clarification.

Cabinet proposal soon to constitute 7th Pay Commission


NEW DELHI, December 19, 2013
The central government is likely to constitute the 7th Pay Commission for revising the salaries of its over 50 lakh employees before the start of process of next general elections due in May, 2014.
“The Finance Ministry is working out a Cabinet proposal for constitution of the 7th Pay Commission which could be taken up for consideration in the next couple of weeks,” a source said.
According to information available, the government’s intention to constitute 7th Pay Commission before going for polls is clear as it has made provision of Rs. 3.5 crore in the second supplementary demands for grants in this regard which was approved by Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session.
Earlier in September this year, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had announced that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved setting up of the 7th Pay Commission.
According to the announcement, the Commission will be mandated to submit its report in two years time and its recommendations would be implemented from January 1, 2016.
However, after that announcement, no formal proposal was put up before the Union Cabinet for constitution of the Commission.
As per the practice, the Commission is headed by a former Supreme Court Judge and its other members would include experts and officials.
Meanwhile, the government is also believed to have approved fixing minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month under the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
The government is also understood to have cleared maximum basic wage ceiling of Rs. 15,000 per month for deduction of Provident Fund from existing Rs. 6,500 per month for private sector workers, in general, covered under schemes run by EPFO.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

INTER CADRE TRANSFER OF ALL INDIA SERVICE OFFICERS ON GROUNDS OF MARRIAGE - REG. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

GUIDELINES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SUO-MOTU DISCLOSURE UNDER SECTION 4 OF RTI ACT, 2005 — COMPLIANCE OF (CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS)


GENERAL CLARIFICATION REGARDING COUNTING OF BROKEN SPELLS OF AD-HOC PROMOTION FOR INCREMENT-REG. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS) http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/19_2_2013-Estt-Pay-1.pdf

Tuesday, December 17, 2013




 All India Bank Strike on 18th December, 2013 • Notice of Strike by UFBU on 18th December 2013 • Amendment of SRO in respect of clerical staff after merger of the post of Office Superintendent and Assistant in O F Organization - BPMS • Grant of MACP benefit to the eligible employees in the Hierarchy of promotional grade - BPMS • Railway Board Orders - Restructuring of certain Group 'C' cadres in Railways • Administrative Functioning of CGHS Unani • DOPT ORDERS - Notification for amendment of clause (2) of FR 29 • Dopt Orders - Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2013 • Post- Retirement Employment of Functional Director of CPSES
New house rent allowance exemption rule
NOTIFICATION REGARDING INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (COMMUTATION OF PENSIONS) AMENDMENT REGULATIONS, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Directorate of Estates No. 5/18/2013-RR Cell dated 27-09-2013
(Circulated vide DG Post No. 10-04/2013-Bldg (Part)Dated 27-11-2013)

Subject: Regarding withholding of 10% Gratuity from the retiring Gover4nment Servants – Clarification.

                I am directed to refer to the DoPPW’s O.M. No. 20-16/1998-PPW(F) dated 11th July, 2013 on the cited subject and to say that DoPPW has reviewed the earlier guidelines and clarified that their  is no provision for withholding any part of gratuity at the time of retirement for the purpose of recovery off outstanding government dues other than those pertaining to Govt. Accommodation, the head of office will complete the assessment of such dues wit5hin eight months prior to date of retirement.

            In this regard, it is stated that it is mandatory for all the DDOs concerned of various Govt. Offices to implement the online licence Fee Collection and Monitoring system built through GAM. Directorate of estates shall not be held responsible to inform the parent department / office for withholding of 10% Gratuity for the recovery of licence fee of Allottees of GPRA. The sole responsibility would lie with DDO concerned. As soon as the recoveries are posted by the DDO, it gets automatically relected in the Rent card of the Allottee. Time to time, this Directorate upload the revised Licence fees of different Govt. Residential places, on  website. The DDO may observe/monitor the same on the website by using their DDO ID & Password and update the same by online posting of licence fee recovered of the Govt. Allottees. They should update the posting of past licence fee recoveries in the portal of their Allottees. The DDOs will generate the print of their monthly licence fee schedule only through GAMS as enclosure to the pay bills being sent to their Pay & Accounts Offices. They should examine/verify the dues pending etc. of their Allottees before retirement and intimate the same to Allottees, to enable them to obtain “NO DEMAND CERTIFICATE (NOC) from Directorate of Estates without any fail. The concerned DDOs should also provide online Rent Recovery Certificate to their Allottees, who are retiring and even they should provide System Generated (GAMSP Rent Recovery Certificate to each Allottees on yearly basis.

For seeking any further advice/guidelines in the matter the concerned office/department might contact this Directorate on any working day.