Monday, February 29, 2016

Postal And Bank Interest Rates Comparison Table
Highly disappointing Rail Budget – NFIR
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Minutes of the Meeting of JointSecretary (IC) with the Members of the Staff-Side of the Standing Committee (National Council-JCM) held on 19.02.2016

2)List of Nodal Officers for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.Clickhere toVIEW in detail

3)Comments of the Ministries/Departments on Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – Request to Expedite – regarding.Clickhere toVIEW in detail
4) In six months, postal debit cards will work at bank ATMs
5)7th CPC implementation- Minutes of the Meeting of Nodal Officers held on 2-2-2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

1)Government proposes to strike down several “irrelevant” laws: Dr Jitendra Singh
Aims to achieve the goal of ‘minimum government and maximum governance’
2)Abolition of affidavit and attestation by Gazetted Officer and adoption of self-certification in KVSClickhere toVIEW in detail
3)Now, premature closure possible in PPF postal scheme
4)Govt to monitor 'integrity' of Central governmentemployeesClickhere toVIEW in detail
5)The need for fixing the minimum wages at Rs 26,000/- and modifying the multiplying factor was explained in detail with full justification.Clickhere toVIEW in detail
6)Proposed revision of Recruitment Rules (RRs) of Staff Car Driver (Special Grade) Group 'B'- regarding To Read moe CLICK HERE. 

7)Proposed revision of Recruitment Rules (RRs) of Higher Selection Grade - I in Savings Bank Control Organisation (HSG-I in SBCO) – regarding  To Read more CLICK HERE. 
8)Cabinet approves 6% hike in DA for central Government employees.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cabinet approves 6% hike in DA for central Government employees.

 Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance
(Government of India), reg. 7th CPC recommendations
and Charter of Demands of the NJCA

A meeting of the NJCA held on 19-2-2016 with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance, Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, wherein they discussed and emphasized on all the 26-point Charter of Demands of the NJCA send to the Cabinet Secretary on 10.12.2015.
Th agitated the issues of NPS, Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor, deduction of HRA and all other important issues.
The Convener, Implementation Cell, Shri Chaturvedi, after hearing everybody, said that, he would put-up the issues to the Cabinet Secretary, and hopefully a meeting of the JCA would be held with the Cabinet Secretary and the Empowered Committee shortly within 15 days.
Let us not leave any stone unturned for preparations of the strike.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

LTC guideline for central employeesClickhere toVIEW in detail
Dismissed staff entitled to encashment of EL/PL: High court Madras.

Employees dismissed from service after the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings initiated against them are also entitled to encashment of ‘Earned/Privilege Leave’ that they had accumulated to their credit over the years, the Madras High Court Bench here has ruled.
Justice D. Hariparanthaman passed the order while allowing a writ petition filed by the dismissed General Manager of Thanjavur District Central Cooperative Bank since he was denied the benefit on the ground that it would be accorded only to those who retire from service on attaining the age of superannuation.
The judge came to the conclusion after taking a cue from a decision rendered by a Full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on November 9, 2012 wherein it was held that employees can encash their earned leave on the day of retirement irrespective of the pendency of disciplinary proceedings.
“The reason given by the Full Bench is that Earned Leave encashment is a right equal to the right to property guaranteed under Article 300 A of the Constitution and the same cannot be deprived illegally. Hence, the encashment of the same cannot be deprived on dismissal from service,” he said.
Recording that the petitioner, T. Veeravinothan, had 138 days of Earned Leave to his credit since he had joined the bank in 1976 and was dismissed in 2010, just two years before his retirement, the judge directed the bank to disburse the corresponding amount working out to over Rs. 2.28 lakh within six weeks.
The judge came to the conclusion after taking a cue from a decision rendered by a Full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court

Thursday, February 18, 2016

1)7th Pay Commission –Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered officials to Speed up Process 2)Meeting on Charter of Demands with Convener Implementation Cell 7th CPCClickhere toVIEW in detail

3)Grant of Flood Advances for areas affected by Natural calamity in Tamilnadu

4)LSG Promotion Vth list released in TN Circle - ( Released on 16.02.2016. )
5)Interest Rates of Small Saving Schemes to be re calibrated w.e.f. 1.4.2016
6)Postal services to Nepal resumeClickhere toVIEW in detail

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Finance Ministry invites NJCA to discuss over 7th Pay commission recommendations on 19.2.2016
The Official Sources Close to the Finance Ministry told that a Meeting with National Joint Council of Action to be held on 19th February 2016 on the issues of 7th Pay Commission and Charter of Demands of NJCA.
It is informed that Convener, 7th Pay Commission Implementation Cell has fixed Meeting with NJCA on 19th February 2016 at North Block to discuss about the matters pertaining to 7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of NJCA. The timing of the meeting scheduled itself has reveals its importance.
It is expected that, since the Meeting is scheduled before the Budget Session, some news about implementation of 7th pay commission may be announced in Budget or at least we are able to know the latest development about 7th cpc implementation after the Meeting.
An internal meeting of NJCA will also be held on 18.2.2015 before they attend the meeting with Finance Ministry.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Strike Ballot Result: More Than 95% Railwaymen Cast Their Votes In Favour Of Strike From 11.04.2015
Opposing the “retrograde” recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, railway unions will go on an indefinite strike from April 11.
The decision was taken after a strike ballot was held on February 11 and 12 in which “more than 95 per cent of railwaymen cast their votes in favour of strike,” said the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (IRF), the largest trade union in the Indian Railways, in a statement here.

The Indian Railways is the second highest employer in the country, after the Army, with 13.1 lakh members.
“There is serious resentment among the Central government employees in general and the railwaymen in particular against the retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC and non-settlement of their long-pending genuine demands,” said AIRF general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra.

A notice for going on indefinite strike from 6 a.m. on April 11 will be served to all general managers of the Indian Railways on March 11 “in case the government does not resolve the genuine demands of the employees.”
The unions feel that recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will reduce the “take home” salary of 90 per cent of the railway workers.
Among their other demands are: addressing the 11-point charter of demands of the Central government employees, settling issues it objected to in the Seventh Pay Commission report, scrapping the Bibek Debroy report on restructuring and the National Pension Scheme and filling up all vacant posts in railways, among others

Monday, February 15, 2016

2)Interest rates for small savings schemes, may be reduced by the governmentClickhere toVIEW in detail.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Our SGFNPO met CPMG, UP Circle at Lucknow along with FNPO affiliated union Circle Secretaries and discussed various issues of UP Circle. Outcome of the meeting will be published in Sentinel.
1) Grants-in-aid for the year 2015-16 to the Central Government Employees Resident Welfare Association - Submission of Accounts for the year 2014-15 - regarding.

2) Election Holidays 2016 – Grant of Paid Holiday for CG Employees
 Bye Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura — Grant of Paid holiday – regarding

Thursday, February 11, 2016

 2)  INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th APRIL-2016 -National Joint Council of Action
 Clickhere toVIEW in detail.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Today SGFNPO and President FNPO met the following officers in the Directorate :
Member(Tech), DDG(Finance), Director(Estt), Director(Staff) and Director (SR).
Out come of the meeting:
1)  Action is being taken by the Directorate to resolve CBS issues
2)  Flood Advance for Tamilnadu Circle: DDG(Finance) approved the file. Now the file is with JS &FA for final approval.
3)  MMS Cadre restructuring file is now with JS & FA.
PJCA meeting held in NFPE office at 3 p.m. Details of the meeting will be posted in our web. Shortly.
Special postal covers on Gandhi’s life events released

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

NJCA meeting was held today at NJCM office under the leadership of Dr.Raghavaiah.  FNPO was represented by Shri. T.N Rahate, President FNPO and SGFNPO.
Staff side decided to issue strike notice on 11.03.2016. Central Govt. Employees strike will commence on 11.04.2016. Other details will be  published soon.
2) Today President FNPO and SGFNPO met Member (P). Outcome of the meeting :
(a) Cadre restructuring: Finance Ministry called some clarification from Department of posts . File sent to Finance Ministry with clarifications two days before.
(b) Verification results: Till some circles not sent Annexure – IV.  The other details will be published in sentinel
3)7th CPC: Central government employees' salary hikes not before June?
4) 7th Pay Commission-PM Modi comes in support of central govt. employees.
 Clickhere toVIEW in detail.  
5)Loans and Advances by the Central Government - Interest rates and other terms and conditions . (Click the link below for details)

6)Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2015-2016.(Click the link below for details)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Timely completion of disciplinary proceedings/departmental inquiry proceedings - Improving vigilance administration-CVC orders

Thursday, February 4, 2016

1)Request for submission of Memorandum to GDS Committee constituted by Department of Posts.
2)The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT has sought a report from India Post with regard to the progress made by the department for starting payments bank, setting up of ATMs and real estate managementClickhere toVIEW in detail  

3)Promotion and postings of STS officers of IPoS, Group 'A' on ad hoc basis to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)

4)1.15 Crore Subscribers for National Pension System (NPS) as on 23.1.2016

5)Report On Pay Commission Recommendations To Be Submitted By Jun

6)Renovation of 85-year-old post office beginsClickhere toVIEW in detail  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016



1)Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed – Regarding CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

2)Over payment of Transport Allowance - Audit instructions reg(Click the link below for details)

3)AP Circle : Promotions, Allotments and Postings in the cadre of Norm based LSG (Postal) General line Clickhere toVIEW in detail  

4)Meeting of Circle Relaxation Committee (CRC) - periodicity to hold the meetings  CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS
5) Clarification on date of priority for allotment of GPRA to temporary status Casual laborers CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS
6) Action against subletting of Govt. Accommodation & Garage and misuse of Garage by the allottees   CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS

7)125% DA from Jan 2016 for 7th CPC Fitment Factor is confirmed: AICPIN Dec, 2015 released Clickhere toVIEW in detail 

8)MACP on Promotional Grade - The order of Court is specific to the applicant only: Govt CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

9)Notifying of Recruitment Rules within ten weeks time period after the same are approved by the UPSC – Dopt Orders

10)Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Finance Ministry OrdersMonday, January 25, 2016 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

11)Immovable Property Return for the year 2015 (as on 31.12.2015) To view, please CLICK HERE. 

12)Court orders against GOI Instructions on service matters-consultation with Ministry of Law and Department of Personnel and Training on question of filing appeals.

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Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
02-February-2016 15:00 IST

Jeevan Pramaan- A Hit With Pensioners 

            Jeevan Pramaan ( provides a big relief to all pensioners. A pensioner can now digitally provide Annual Life Certificate to the authorities for continuity of pension instead of presenting himself physically or through a Life Certificate issued by specified authorities every year. Lakhs of pensioners on various schemes are already benefitting from it.
             Launched by the Prime Minister on 10th Nov 2014, nearly 12.5 Lakhs pensioners have registered for Digital Life Certificate (DLC) in about a year. Interestingly the enrolled pensioners come from different districts of the country showing the interest the facility has generated all over the country including in far flung rural and hilly districts. Started with Civil pensioners of Central Government only, several other pensioner schemes have adopted Jeevan Pramaan and provide this facility of Digital Life Certificate to these pensioners. Presently apart from civil Central Government employees, Defence services, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Post Offices, Railways, Defence Pensioners Disbursement Office (DPDOs), several PSUs including Mumbai Port Trust, Chennai Port Trust and New Delhi Municipal Council are providing this service.

            State Governments have also recognized the potential of Jeevan Pramaan and adopted the service. State Governments of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Pondicherry, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar, Rajasthan and Jharkhand have already started providing these services.

            Jeevan Pramaan service is provided by NIC through a Central Portal developed on Open source. The platform is highly scalable. Developed using in-house manpower, the portal has been developed and maintained free of cost to all the user agencies and is also free for pensioners. 
            In Jeevan Pramaan a pensioner can digitally show that he or she is alive using his/her biometrics. Biometric devices are available in CSC’s, Bank branches, Pensioner associations, Govt. offices etc. More over any citizen can also purchase a finger print scanner and do the identification from home. A typical finger print scanner currently costs around Rs. 2600/- only and the prices are expected to come down in future. The usefulness of Jeevan Pramaan will increase even further as the biometric authentication device gets integrated with mobile phones.
            All pension disbursing organizations, which have a requirement of periodic life certificate to continue disbursing pension are welcome to join this free offering.
            For more details they are required contact Ms Nandita Chaudhri, DDG, NIC (Email: ) 
KSP/ss(Release ID :136003)