Thursday, February 27, 2014

Department of Personnel and Training New Delhi,
No. 13026/4/2012-Estt.(L) the 18th February, 2014

Subject: Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under rule 53(4) of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 -regarding
The undersigned is directed to state that Government servants are allowed to avail "Study Leave" in terms of the provisions of rules 50-63 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972. The provisions of rule 53(4) mandates for execution of a bond by the Government Servant who is granted such leave in the relevant format prescribed for the said purpose i.e. Forms 7-10 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.
2. The said Bond executed by the Government servant requires putting in specified period of service after expiry of the Study Leave as prescribed by provisions of rule 50(5) of the said rules.
3.         . It has come to the notice of this Department that the provisions of the aforesaid bond are being circumvented and officers who have availed Study Leave proceed on prolonged spells of leave due and admissible to them and thus do not put in active service for the requisite period as indicates; in the bond executed by them.
4.         In view of the above position, the provisions of the prescribed format of the Bond have been reviewed in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs and it has been decided that the prescribed forms 7, 8. 9 and 10 of the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 may be revised by incorporating a specific clause confirming commitment of the Government servant to put in requisite active service after expiry of the Study Leave. The copies of the revised formats are enclosed herewith. The grant of Study Leave shall continue to be regulated in terms of the relevant provisions of the rules as indicated in para 1 above. Ministry of Home Affairs, etc are requested to ensure that the necessary Bond in respect of grant of Study Leave under the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 may henceforth be obtained in the revised formats.
5.         These orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India in respect of persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department.
6.         Formal amendments to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued separately
(Mukul Ratra)
Director (L&A)

Department of Personnel &Training
F No. 42011/2/2014-Estt.(Res) dated the 13" February, 2014


Subject: Representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and the Women on Selection Board/Committees.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention of the Ministries/Departments to this Department's O.M. No.4201111511995-Estt(SCT) dated 1lthhly, 1995. Para 2 provided as follows:-
“Para 2:  In partial modification of the above instructions it has now been decided that wherever a Selection Committee Board exists or has to be constituted for making recruitment to ten or more vacancies in Group 'C' or Group 'D' posts or services it shall be mandatory to have one Member belonging to SCISTIORC and one Member belonging to Minority Community in such Committees/Boards. Further, one of the Members of the Selection Committees/Boards whether from  the general category or from the minority community or from SC, ST,OBC should be a lady failing which a lady member should be co opted on the Committee/Board. It may please be ensured that where the number of vacancies against which the selection is to be made is less than ten no effort should be spared in finding SCISTIOBC officer, minority community officer and a lady officer as explained in para (2) for inclusion in such Comrnittees/Boards. "

2. The matter has been reviewed and in partial modification of above instructions, it has now been decided that wherever a Selection Committee/Board exist or has to be constituted for making recruitment to 10 01. more vacancies in any level of posts or services, it shall be mandatory to have one Member belonging to SCIST, one Member belonging to OBC category and one Member belonging to Minority Community in such Committees/ Boards. Further, one of the members of the Selection Comrnittee /Board, whether from the general category or from the minority community or from the SCISTIOBC community should be a lady failing which a lady member should be co-opted on the Committee Board. It may also be ensured that where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than ten, no effort should be spared in finding the SCIST, OBC officer and the Minority Committee Officer and a lady officer, for inclusion in such Comrnittees/ Boards. -,

3. Similar instructions in Public Sector Undertakings and Financial Institutions including Public Sector Banks will be issued by Department of Public Enterprises and Ministry of Finance respectively.

(Sandeep Mukherjee)
Under Secretary to FOI

Department of Personnel and Training)
D N0.41034/1/2014-Estt(D) dated-30.01.2014


Subject:-        Action Taken on 62nd Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on the Status of Women Government Employees, Service Conditions, Protection against exploitation, Incentives and other related issues -regarding. ***

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 20.1 and Para 20.2 of the 62nd Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice wherein, the Committee has drawn attention to extant instructions of the Government on age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who were not remarried allowing age concession up to the age of 35 years (40 years for member of SCs/STs) for the post of Group 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D' filled through  SC/ Employment Exchange and has directed scrupulous compliance of these instructions by all administrative authorities.

2. The Department of Personnel and Training's O.M. No. 15012/13/79- Estt.(D) dated 19.1.1980 provides that for purposes of appointment to Group C and D posts under the Central Govt. filled through the SSC and the Employment Exchange, the upper age limit in the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried shall be relaxed upto the age of 35 years (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/Schedules Tribes) by invoking the provisions in
the relevant recruitment rules, subject to production of a certified copy of the judgment/ decree of the appropriate court to prove the fact of divorce or the judicial separation, as the case may be (provided through DoP&T O.M. No. 15012/1/82-Estt.(D) dated 06.09.1983) . Further, this relaxation has been extended to Group 'A' & '0' posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive examination vide DoP&T O.M. No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990. 3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including attached and subordinate offices for strict compliance.
- (Arunoday Goswami)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of lndia

DG Posts No. 34012/10/2014-DE dated 21-2-2014


Applications are invited from the eligible applicants for filling up of posts of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants / Postal Assistants (SBCO)/ Postal Assistants (Foreign Post Organization)/ Postal Assistants (RLO) / Postal Assistants (MMS) and Postal Assistants (Circle / Regional offices) for the year 2013-2014 in 22 Postal Circles in the Country in Pay Band 5200-20200 with 2400 Grade Pay + other admissible allowances for the year 2013-2014.

2.         Age limit: 18-27 years for General category (unreserved Applicants) the applicable relaxation is provided to persons belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-Servicemen candidates as per the extant orders. The age limit will be as on 27-03-2014.

3.         Educational Qualification: (1)  10+2 Standard or 12th class pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams).
(2)  The applicant should have studied local language of the state or union Territory of the concerned Po0stal Circle or in Hindi as a subject at least in matriculation level or equivalent.

The aspiring candidates are requested to access the website: for further details like vacancies, eligibility, criteria, details of fee etc. The Applications are to be submitted on line and the last date for registration of applications on line is 23:59 hours of 27th March, 2014.
Director (VP & DE)

Min of Finance (deprtment of Economic Affairs)
No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2013 dated 12th nov, 2013
(Circulated vide DG Post No. 9-1/2008-F(Posts) dated 6-2-2014)

The undersigned is directed o state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government Servants for purchase of conveyance during 2013-2014 i.e. from 02 April, 2013 to 31st March, 2014 are revised as under;

(i)         Advance for purchase of conveyance other than motor car (viz. Motor Cycle, Scooter etc.)   - 9% per annum

(ii)        Advance for purchase of motor car  - 11.5% per annum

(AK Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary (Budgets)

Central Government Employees Retirement Age likely to be increased by Cabinet this week 
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The circle conference started with Flag hosting. The National flag was hoisted by Sri D.Theagarajan, SG, FNPO and NAPE flag by Sri D.Krishan Rao.
A seminar was contacted in welfare measures of the Department of Post to its employees by Sri M.Nachimuthu AD [SR/WLF]
             During open session  key note address was delivered by Sri D.Krishan Rao, GS NAPE Gr”C’. The G S EXPLAINED ABOUT LANUCHING OF NEW PROJECTS IN THE DEPARTMENT AND THE RESPONLISBLITES OF MANAGEMENT AND WROKERS.
Sri D.Theagarajan, SG, FNPO in his deliberate address explained the present position in the DOP and CG Employees movement. The other prominent speakers are P.U.Muralidharan, G S NUGDS, Sri B.Shivakumar AGS & C/S KARNATAKA CIRCLE
4)Direct Recruitment of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam (PA/SA) 2013-2014 POSTAL CIRCLES WISE VACANCIES.


5) Revised Procedure scheme & syilabus for filling up of the PA/SA
Cadre restructuring latest : we  are receiving many calls from various cadres asking latest position of cadre restructuring.  We  reproduce minutes of the strike  meeting below :
Agenda item: Finalization of Cadre Restructuring of Postal RMS, CO, SBCO, System Administrators, ME and Civil Electrical Wing.
Decisions Taken: The Cadre Restructuring Committee of Group ‘C’ employees has been reconstituted under the chairmanship of Shri VP Singh DDG(P), vide this office letter No. 25-04/2012-PE.I dated 23/10/2013 to look into the matter.
The staff side was informed that the Committee has met on 4th and 5th February and agreed on the recommendations to be made by the Committee. As informed by DDG(P), the report would be submitted before 28th February. 2014. DDG(P)