Sunday, October 22, 2017

“Support  postal workers Whatever happen “We are determined this fight will go on.”Court rooms.don’t solve disputesRead more
2)Postal employees “disappointed and angry.”Dispute postponed – not cancelled Read more.
3)Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing ticket from authorities other than authorised agents-DoPT should relook into the LTC-80 Air tickets issueRead more
4)Govt Directs Employees not to Make ‘baseless’ Remarks, Allegations Against Anyone Through MediaRead more

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Friday, October 20, 2017

2)Parcel force Worldwide has launched a range of digital tools – including a new app – which it says will give customers more control over their deliveries.The digital roll-out includesRead more
3)High court injunction to stop a planned 48-hour strike by postal workers.Read more
4)Technology can create single global postal networkRead more
5)Minutes of the Meeting of the Standing Committee held between staff side and Official side.Read more
6)FNPO  agitation programme.on 24/10/2017.
c) Model letter to the Divisional secretaries. Click here to read the letter.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FNPO will shortly announce the date of agitation against Government decision.
a) Permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks viz ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes
b) Demanding India Post to implement GDS Committee Report   without any further delay.
2)What are tax benefits available under IT Act, 1961 for Tier 1 Account?- Read more
3)NPS Partial withdrawal Conditions -Read more
5)50th foundation day of FNPO celebrated at Kolkata in a grand manner  Click here to view photos
6)Department of Post Starts International Tracked Packet Service (ITPC) at Aurangabad Maharashtra Click here for details
7)Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS - Click here for details
8)Revision of Ceiling Rates for Knee and Hip Implants under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules Click here to view
Appeal of Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF). : DoPT - Click here to view

Friday, October 13, 2017

7th Pay Commission Travel Allowance and reimbursement on Leave Travel Concession Click here to view
Amendment for the provisions of General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960  CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

1)Today  FNPTO 50th Foundation day.Click here to view
2)Where the MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the revised benchmark of ‘Very Good’ is to be followed . In other Read more
3)RICT benefit for rural post offices -Click here to view
4)Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Reply to the  N.U.G.D.S Union - Click here to view .
5)Dhai Akhar Campaign (National Letter Writing Competition)Click here to read.
6)SB Order No. 15/2017 : Mandatory Use of Savings Account for credit of maturity/Premature values, Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly interest in case of MIS/SCSS/TD  - Click here to view

Sunday, October 8, 2017

28 Th Joint Circle Conference of National Association of Postal Employees, Group-c, Postman & MTS and NUGDS- J & K

28 Th Joint Circle Conference of National Association of Postal Employees, Group-c, Postman & MTS and NUGDS- J & K CIRCLE held at S P College, the Auditorium Srinagar. From 02-10-2017 to 4-10-2017 under the President ship of Sri B.S Dano Circle President. In the open session Sri R.LBhardwaj SSPos Srinagar Division, Sri.C.M.Bhat SPO’s ,Leh Division.Sri   Z.A.Mir, Senior Postmaster, Srinagar GPO,Sri Mr. G. M. Shah, ASP West, Srinagar, & senior leaders. G. M. Wani, Sh. V. K. Mehra, Sh. D. S. Sodi, Sh. A. R. Wani and Mr. M.R.Dar.

 Sri B.Shivakumar, Asst. General Secretary NAPE G’C’ CHQ, Sri T.N.Rahta General Secretary PIV & MTS, attended as guests. SSPO’s explained latest Developments of the Department, Sri B.Shivakumar AGS Addressed on MACP benchmark, GDS Membership verification, Cadre restructuring, CSI, RICT, Infrastructure problems and other important issues. He also requested C/S take up all the issue pending to four-Monthly meeting with CPMG and Refer to CHQ after that elections were conducted. Sri B.S Dano, Postmaster, Udhar, Sri F. A. Reshi, Postmaster Grade I S.R.Gunj PO and Sri Pankaj Pathquid, PA, Udhanpur Division.   Were again unanimously elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and circle Treasurer respectively.  SRINAGAR division made excellent arrangements to the Guests, Delegates and Visitors. The CHQ conveys best warm wishes to the newly elected Circle office bearers.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Meeting with the Honorable Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Sri Ananth Kumar 
On 6-10-2017  Sri B.Shivakumar Asst., General secretary (NAPE Group C) alongwith   Sri D.Theagarajan Secretary General (FNPO) met Sri Ananth Kumar Minister Of Parliamentary Affairs &; chemical fertilizers and submitted a memorandum regarding Early implementation of GDS committee report, grant of Bangalore rate of HRA to within 8 Km radius of BBMP & AP Circle one time absorption to  Circle office matters discussed in detail . The Minister assured to do the needful at an early date

Also on 6-10-2017 Sri B.Sivakumar AGS, NAPE Group C alongwith SG FNPO met Secretary India Post and discussed the following issues.

1)   Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee report.
Reply. Except a few, all the other recommendations of the Kamala Chandra accepted by the Department, the file has sent for mandatory approval. Approval is awaited.
2)   Implementation of cadre restructuring for left out categories, i.e , Postmaster cadre and Postal Civil wing.RMS, MMS, PACO.
Reply : The file is still pending with Ministry of Finance
3)   Request to grant 7th CPC scale to Temporary status Group D officials
Reply: The matter will be referred to DOPT shortly.
Other P3 & GDS pending items with Directorate also discussed. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Postal Directorate ordered to stop the process of GDS Membership Re-Verification  Click here to view


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Postal Directorate ordered to stop the process of GDS Membership Re-Verification

Date : 5.10.2017

Postal Directorate ordered to stop the process of GDS Membership Re-Verification 

Treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram due non availability of facilities in empanelled private Hospitals under CGHS , Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram , for treatment and fixation of packages rates .Click here to view the order.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Postal Business in the New Economy : Document

Date : 4.10.2017

Postal Business in the New Economy : Document

All India Consumer Price Index for the Month of August 2017 – AICPIN CPI-IW for the Month of August 2017 Click here to view
2)Revision of Interest rates for Small Savings - for 3rd Quarter of Financial Year 2017-2018

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission: Department of Posts.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

1)Government will not change Financial year for now Read more
2)Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on allocation of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in Department of Posts nominated by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) selected on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015.Read more.3)Our postman will be armed with a high-tech device that will enable him to carry out various financial transaction at the door step of people Read more. 
5)100% Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF & EPF by Dec, 2017 and using Aadhaar for portability: Decision of Cabinet Secretariat MeetingClick here to view
6)How to reset the password for India Post email Read more.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

GDS Pay Committee Report : Latest Position

Date : 26.9.2017

GDS Pay Committee Report : Latest Position

With reliable source from the o/o Finance Ministry the process regarding GDS Pay Committee Report has been finished and came to know that no queries are pending in the Finance Ministry. 

Our previous Post regarding GDS Pay Committee Report

Thursday, September 21, 2017

1M.O.F. D.A Order (India Post will issue order to day evening)Click here to read the order  
2)Disbursement salary for the month of September 2017Click here to read
3)DoPT to Launch Mobile app for Retiring Central Govt Employees Todayread more
4)Article 19 (1)(b) guarantees to all citizens of India rights “to assemble peaceably and without arms”. This right includes the rights to hold meetings and to take out processions. Read more
5)Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.Read more

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) for the accounting Year 2016-2017 : Department of Posts.

Date : 19.9.2017

Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) for the accounting Year 2016-2017 : Department of Posts.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi Dated, the 15 th September, 2017


Subject:- Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that the issue of utilizing the services of retired officers for conducting departmental inquiries had been under consideration of the Department. It has now been decided that panels of retired officers from the Ministries/Departments under Government of India and PSUs would be created and maintained by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities for conducting Departmental Inquiries against the delinquent officials.
 2. Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers - Panels of retired officers not below the rank of Deputy Secretary in Central Government and equivalent officer in the State Governments/PSUs to be appointed as the Inquiry Officer for the purpose of conducting departmental inquiries would be maintained level/rank wise and place-specific by each cadre controlling authority where its offices are located.
3. Validity of the panel - The panel of the retired officers created for the purpose of appointing Inquiry Officers for conducting departmental inquiry will be valid for a period of three years. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will ensure that a panel of retired Inquiry Officers is available with them.
 4. Following are the eligibility conditions for appointment of willing retired officers as the Inquiry Officers to conduct departmental inquiries:-
(i) Retired officers who are willing to serve as Inquiry Officer.
(ii) He/she should not have been penalized in a Disciplinary Proceeding case (no penalty in DP or prosecution in criminal case)
5. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will immediately take necessary action for inviting applications from willing and eligible retired officers to serve as the Inquiry Officer for conducting departmental inquiry. In this regard, a format for inviting applications is annexed.
 6. A three-member committee consisting of Joint Secretary level officers including CVO of the concerned Ministry/Departments/PSUs would be constituted by the respective cadre controlling authority. The other two members can be from the same Ministry/Department or from the attached or subordinate office. After receipt of willingness of the retired officers, names of the officers will be screened by the committee so constituted. The formation of panel will be a continuous and ongoing process. The DA will decide on the appointment of the JO based on willingness for a case, experience in the sector and status of residence. Committee constituted for making panels of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer has to keep in mind that applications of retired officers willing to serve as an Inquiry Officer should be scrutinized carefully to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
7. The number of disciplinary cases assigned to an Inquiry Officer may be restricted to 8 cases in a year, with not more than 4 cases at a time.
 8. Terms and conditions for appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer. The designated Inquiry Officer shall require to give an undertaking as follows:-
 (i) that he/she is not a witness or a complainant in the matter to be inquired into or a close relative or a known friend of the delinquent Government officer. A certificate to this effect will be obtained from the Inquiry Officer with respect to every inquiry and placed on record
 (ii) shall maintain strict secrecy in relation to the documents he/she receives or information/data collected by him/her in connection with the inquiry and utilize the same only for the purpose of inquiry in the case entrusted to him/her.
9. No such documents/information or data shall be divulged to anyone during the Inquiry or after presentation of the Inquiry Report. All the records, reports etc. available with the Inquiry Officer shall be duly returned to the authority which appointed him/her as such, at the time of presentation of the Inquiry Report.
10. The Inquiry Officer shall conduct the inquiry proceedings at a location taking into account the availability of records, station/place where the misconduct occurred as well as the convenience of the witnesses/ PO etc. Video Conferencing should be utilized to the maximum extent possible to minimize travel undertaken by the IO/PO/CO. The cadre controlling authorities will facilitate necessary arrangements for the Video Conferencing. —
11. The Inquiry Officer shall undertake travel for conducting inquiry (in unavoidable circumstances) with the approval of an authority as may be nominated by the concerned Ministry/Department.
12. The Inquiry Officer shall submit the inquiry report after completing the inquiry within 180 days from the date of his/her appointment as the Inquiry Officer. Extension of time beyond 180 days can be granted only by the Authority as may be prescribed.

 13. The rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to the Inquiry Officer will be as under:-
Time taken to complete the inquiry proceedings

Rate per case (in rupees)
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is more than 10
80% of monthly basic pension drawn

Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet are between 6-10
60% of monthly basic pension drawn

Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is less than 6

Transport Allowance
Rs. 40,000/- per case Subject to the condition that the for outstation journey, the actual expenses for Air/Railway AC 1 will be reimbursed in addition. ( subject to the approval of the competent authority and for outstation journey by Air journey will be performed by Air India in the cheapest of the entitled class a per their status before retirement and tickets will have to be arranged through authorized /permissible sources as per MoF's guidelines;. If journey is not performed by Air India, prior approval for travelling in airlines other than Air India would be required as per the prescribed procedure; Similarly traveling by train would also be permissible/restricted as per the far of class entitled to the officer before retirement
Secretarial Assistance
Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is more than 10

Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet are between 6-10

Where the number of witnesses cited in the charge sheet is less than 6

 50% will be paid on submission of the Inquiry Report. Remaining amount will be paid within 45 days. In case it is not possible to proceed with the matter due to stay by courts etc., the Inquiry Officer may be discharged from his/her duties and payment of honorarium and other allowances will be made on pro rata basis.
14. Before the payment is received by the Inquiry Officer, it will be his/her responsibility to ensure that:-
(a) All case records and inquiry report (two ink signed copies) properly documented and arranged is handed over to the office of Disciplinary Authority.
(b) The report returns findings on each of the Articles of Charge which has been enquired into should specifically deal and address each of the procedural objections, if any, raised by the charged officers as per the extant rules and instructions.
(c) There should not be any ambiguity in the inquiry report and therefore every care should be taken to ensure that all procedures for conducting departmental inquiries have been followed in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions of disciplinary and appeal Rules to which the delinquent Government officials are governed.
 15. Letter regarding engaging a retired officer as the Inquiry Officer will only be issued with the approval of the Disciplinary Authority of the Ministry/Department/ Office concerned.
16. A review of every empanelled Inquiry Officer will be done after receipt of 2 inquiry reports where adherence to time lines and the procedure and quality of work will be assessed by the concerned Ministry. Subsequent allocation of work may be done only after such evaluation. The services of Inquiry Officers whose performance is not upto the mark will be terminated with the approval of appointing authority.
17. Any issue arising out of this O.M. between the Inquiring Officer and the Disciplinary Authority will be decided by the Secretary , DoPT whose decision shall be final and binding on both parties.
 18. These guidelines are issued for internal use of DoPT and other Cadre controlling authorities may adopt the same with suitable amendments.
 (K. Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To All Ministries / Departments ( As per Standard List)

 All State Chief Secretaries ( As per Standard List)