Friday, March 31, 2017

1)The Government is keen to give out the revised allowances from the fiscal year beginning April 1 but will take a call on payment of arrears in case the roll out is delayed Read more
2)The legal status of the Gramin Dak Sevaks as held in 1977 by Apex Court is that they are holders of the civil posts outside the regular civil service read more. 

3)Department of Posts (DoP) has set up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company  under the Companies Act 2013 More than 2 dozen companies want collaboration with India Post Payments Bank-Manoj SinhaClick here to read more

4)Distribution of Group C Posts After Cadre Restructuring Click here to view

Review of' Transfer Policy' circulated by Directorate vide letter No.141/2013- SPB - II dated 31.1.2014 - invitation of suggestions /comments.

Date : 31.1.2017


Review of' Transfer Policy' circulated by Directorate vide letter No.141/2013- SPB - II dated 31.1.2014 - invitation of suggestions /comments.

Directorate has called the opinions on transfer & placement Committee.

A copy of the Directorate letter is posted below.

Please submitt your suggestions / comments immediately.




NOMINATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STAFF SIDE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM).

Date : 31.3.2017

NOMINATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STAFF SIDE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM).



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2017 : Finanance Ministry Order

Date : 30.3.2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2017 : Finanance Ministry Order




Minister furnishes Financial Implication of 7th Pay CommissionClick here to read more
2)Clarification on Benchmark for PromotionClick here to read more.
3)LDCE FOR LGOs -- DEPUTATION TO APS FROM POSTMAN/MAILGUARD/MTS TO PA/SA CADREClick here to view
4)Age Relaxation in JobClick here to read more


5)National Health Policy Reflects Conflict Between Public Health and Neoliberalism Click here to read more 

6)One nation, one tax’ closer to reality as 4 GST Bills clear LS Click here to read

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Union agitation program is postponed -Click here to read
2)Lavasa panel fails to wrap up deliberations on 7th pay commission Employees seek clarity on 14 additional allowances that the pay panel did not include in its reporClick here to read more
3)Most important: Instructions for executing End of Year (EOY) in CBS post offices/CPCsClick here to read

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Probation and/or confirmation of Direct Recruit Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant in Department of Posts-qualifying test.

Date : 28.3.2017

Probation and/or confirmation of Direct Recruit Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant in Department of Posts-qualifying test.


7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today

Date : 28.3.2017

7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today




7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today
A panel headed by former finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, tasked with examining the 7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) recommendations on allowances, might have its final meeting on Tuesday, followed by its report going to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Business Standard has learnt.
 
The matter will then go to the Union Cabinet, on revised allowances for 4.7 million employees. Officials said most of the work on the report was complete. “The panel’s work is in its final stages,” said a senior officer. If the minister accepts the report, it will only be a matter of days before the Cabinet takes up the matter. It is understood the Centre wants to give the revised allowances from early 2017-18.


In late June last year, after implementing the CPC proposals on salary and pension, Jaitley had announced the Lavasa panel would examine the suggestions on allowances. It had time till October but the report got delayed -- the CPC wanted a number of the allowances to be abolished or subsumed, while employee unions were opposed.
 

7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today

 
Some of the allowances the CPC had suggested be done away or subsumed were an acting allowance, assisting cashier allowance, cycle allowance, condiment allowance, entertainment allowances for the cabinet secretary, flying squad allowance, haircutting allowance, rajbhasha allowance, rajdhani allowance, robe allowance, secret allowance, shoe allowance, shorthand allowance, soap toilet allowance, spectacle allowance, Sunderban allowance, uniform allowance, vigilance allowance and washing allowance. Of 196 allowances, the CPC report had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones. A deferment on revising of allowances meant that as opposed to a burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore as envisaged by the CPC, the government had provisioned for Rs 84,933 crore in 2016-17 for pay and pension, including Rs 12,000 crore in arrears.
 
There are other recommendations on allowances the panel is examining. These include a change in the present system of accounting, wherein pay and allowances are clubbed. The CPC recommended a separate object head for budgeting and accounting be used to record the expenditure.

Business Standard.

Monday, March 27, 2017

NUGDS Second Appeal to CIC : Central Information Commission decision on workload points of GDSBPM's

Date : 27.3.2017

NUGDS Second Appeal to CIC : Central Information Commission decision on workload points of GDSBPM's 

Chief Information Commissioner Hon'ble. Radha Krishna Mathur directed the Department of Posts to provide workload points information of all the GDSBPM's under Vijayawada Region in Andhra Pradesh Circle to NUGDS

CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION ORDER Dt.20.3.2017.




CIC NOTICE TO APPELLANT & RESPONDENT Dt.23.2.2017





NUGDS SECOND APPEAL TO CIC :


RTI Application to CPIO Dt.30.5.2015


CPIO Reply Dt.30.6.2015




NUGDS First Appeal Dt.5.8.2015




Order of the First Appealate Authority Dt.14.9.2015




NUGDS SECOND APPEAL BEFORE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION Dt.16.11.2015






Saturday, March 25, 2017

Government has proposed to review the service and retirement benefits of Government employees?

Date : 25.3.2017

Government has proposed to review the service and retirement benefits of Government employees?
Service/Retirement Benefits

The Minister of DoPT Shri Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Parliament to a questin about the deputation and early retirement policies on 15th March 2017 as follows…
The service and retirement benefits are decided and reviewed as per the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) and acceptance/rejection of the same by the Government thereon. The recommendations of Seventh CPC have been considered by the Government and necessary resolutions have already been published in the Gazette of India.
Vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 2/6/2016-Estt.Pay-II dated 17.02.2016, the Administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organisations have been delegated powers to extend a deputation tenure upto seven years where absolutely necessary in public interest. This shall be subject to fulfilment of conditions prescribed in DoPT’s O.M. No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010.
The voluntary retirement policy of AIS officers have also been aligned with other Central Government employees vide this Ministry’s Gazette Notification No. 24012/04/2016.AIS-II(Pension) dated 27.02.2017.

Why delay in submitting Allowance Committee Report – Govt Reply on 24.3.2017

Date : 25.3.2017

Why delay in submitting Allowance Committee Report – Govt Reply on 24.3.2017

Report of Committee on Allowances



Shri . Chandrakant Raghunath patil, MP, has raised some important questions  in Rajya Sabha regarding delay in submitting Allowance Committee Report. These are the questions that every Central govt staff wants to know the answers from Central Government.

The questions are …

(a) whether the Committee on Allowances set up by the Government to examine the issues of allowances to Central Government employees consequent upon implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission has sought extension of time for submitting its report;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the reasons for delay in submitting its report without obtaining the approval of the Government for extension;

(c) the steps taken/being taken to ensure that the Committee does not adopt any lackadaisical approach and the Government decides the matter expeditiously; and

(d) the approximate time period may be required by the Government to take a final decision upon receipt of the said report?

Shri. Arjun Ram Meghwal, The Minister of state in the Ministry of Finance has submitted the following answer to the above questions.

(a) to (d): The Committee on Allowances has been constituted vide order dated 22.07.2016. The Committee is to examine and make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to allowances are warranted and if so, in what form. The Committee has received a large number of demands on allowances and even now receives demands in this regards.

All the demands have been diligently examined. The Committee has already held 13 meetings so far and interacted with the representatives of Central Nodal Ministries, National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and officers and representatives of employee associations of Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Home Affairs, Railways, Defence and Department of Posts. The Committee has taken more time than was initially prescribed in view of the large number of demands received. The Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

GDS issues in Lok Sabha

Date : 25.3.2017

GDS issues in Lok Sabha









Parliament has right to decide on members’ salaries: Govt

Date : 25.3.2017

Parliament has right to decide on members’ salaries: Govt




The Government has asserted “it is the sacrosanct right of Parliament” to decide on the perks and salaries of its members. Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar’s statement in the Lok Sabha on Friday came two days after the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Election Commission and the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha secretariats on whether those who have been legislators for a single day were entitled to pensions and allowances. 

“I think every member of the House agrees that the right of the House is sacrosanct. Parliament has every right to decide about salaries and allowances of MPs,” Kumar said and many MPs in the House approved his stand. “The entire House is with you on this issue,” he added as a remark to the Speaker, the custodian of the House. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too made a similar statement in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Both were responding to some MPs who pointed out to the Supreme Court notice following a petition filed by an NGO. 

Raising the issue in the Lower House, Trinamool congress member Saugata alleged that while the apex court was “transgressing” its rights, Parliament was not asking why former judges were being given pension. 

“The Supreme Court is transgressing its rights. It is an exclusive right of Parliament to decide on the issue. We are not asking why SC judges are being paid pension. We should take a stand on the issue,” he said. 

After hearing preliminary arguments by NGO Lok Prahari, whose plea was rejected by the Allahabad High Court earlier, Justice Jasti Chelameswar had said on Wednesday that the court could not do much about pensionary entitlements of legislators but would address the unstructured nature of the allowances they were entitled to. 

Justice Chelameswar said there was nothing in wrong in former lawmakers getting some sort of pension but the court would ensure that some sort of norms and guidelines were laid down on entitlement to all allowances even after legislators had lost their seats.

The Economic Times

Comparitive study on IPPB and Japan Post Bank held at Visakhapatnam on 22.3.2017 to 23.3.2017

Date : 25.3.2017

Comparitive study on IPPB and Japan Post Bank held at Visakhapatnam on 22.3.2017 to 23.3.2017











Friday, March 24, 2017

Transfer / Postings in the Senior Administrative Grade ( SAG ) of Indian Postal Service ,Group 'A'.

Date : 24.3.2017

Transfer / Postings in the Senior Administrative Grade ( SAG ) of Indian Postal Service ,Group 'A'.


JPGU and FNPO Joint Seminar : Video Show

Date : 24.3.2017

JPGU and FNPO     Joint Seminar Programme : Comparative study on India Post Payment Bank and Japan Post Bank at Visakhapatnam 



Click the above link to view the Video Show

DO Letter on IPPB & Role and Responsibilities of DoP under MoU

Date : 24.3.2017

DO Letter on IPPB & Role and Responsibilities of DoP under MoU