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)

Monday, September 18, 2017

2)Payment of OTA in r/o NGO/NIE on implementation of 7th CPC: PCA (FYS)- Ministry of Defernce

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Conference on Portability from Superannuation and Recognized Provident Funds to National Pension System (NPS); NPS has more than 1.71 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of more than Rs. 2.04 lakh crores. read more Read more .

2)Labour law reforms will be expedited and the government will put in efforts to bring the trade union on board Read more.
3)India’s economic growth slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in April-JuneRead more, . 
India Post Payments Bank is gearing up to provide its financial services through all of 1.55 lakh post offices and 3 lakh employees by the end of 2018Read more
 5)Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) Click here to view
6)Proposed RRs of AO/AAO of IP&TAFS Group 'B'Click here to view
m-Aadhar – Proof of Identity for Rail Travel.Read more

7)Data released earlier this week had revealed that retail inflation rose to a five-month high of 3.36 per cent in August due to costlier vegetables and fruitsRead more 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

DOPT – Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) Read more

2)Six-month Cooling Period for Granting Divorce Can be Waived – Supreme CourtRead more 

3)70% people want to scrap Rs 1000 note back, claims surveyRead more 
4)Can govt staff select own fund manager for NPS? PFRDA expects decision in a month - Read More

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Modi Cabinet clears 1% additional DA

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The quality of Speed Post with Private Couriers Read more
3)Expected DA from Jan 2018 for CG Employees and PensionersRead more

Monday, September 11, 2017

This report brings to you the naked truth about TiSA - the trade in services agreement that is being negotiated in secret by 23 countries Read more.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Holding of meetings of the National Council (JCM)Readmore
2.Contribution for Life Time CGHS Card for 
3)Pensioners..Govt. Servant responsible for Deletion of the name of an ineligible DependentRead more

Friday, September 8, 2017

UNI Apro-APPU Joint Seminar: Revitalizing links, reaffirming teamwork for postal unions, Bangkok, July 10-14 Read more
Cross-border parcel delivery Regulation rejected by the European Parliament Read more.
List of officers authorized to issue final reply to information seekers on RTI pertaining to PBI Division as CPIO and FAA

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The existing wage limit for applicability of the Act has been enhanced from Rs.18000/- per month to Rs.24,000/- per month vide Gazette Notification S.O. No. 2806 (E) dated 28th August, 2017Read more
2)Brief of the meeting held on 06/09/2017 with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India. Readmore
3)Long pending issues of Minimum Wage ,improving Fitment Formula and “Guaranteed Pension for Central Government Employees-NJCA letter Read more

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance by mis-quoting 7th CPC recommendation and Government’s decision is bad in law and also immoral- NJCA Leader.Read more
2)Trademark debate: The conflict between Paytm, India Post shows why everything can't have copyrightRead more
3)The Code on Wages Bill 2017Readmore
4)Items of agenda for National Anomaly Committee Meeting Readmore
5)7th Pay Commission Pension Calculator for all Central Government pre 2016 Pensioners Click here to view
7)Travelling Allowance Rules - - Clarification dated 4/09/2017 Read more

FNPO Federation suggestions forwarded to Directorate regarding Welfare Schemes.

Date : 6.9.2017

Request for implementation of suggestions to Postal Welfare Board from FNPO.

FNPO Federation suggestions forwarded to Directorate regarding Welfare Schemes.

Monday, September 4, 2017

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2)Agenda to Anomaly Committee – Loss in Increment Read more
Removal of Conditions for Bunching Benefit –

Read more

3)Revised Syllabus for GDS to MTS Examination Read more
Revised syllabus for Postman/Mailgurd Read more
4)Do’s and Dont’s for Pensioners Readmore
India’s Plan for Bank Mergers Ignores History and International Consensus Readmore
No more the rat race for foreign students hunting jobs in UK.Launched by two Indians, Student Circus helps freshers find employment after  Read more
Raghuram Rajan warned Narendra Modi against demonetisation (The man who predicted the 2008 global financial crisis)Readmore