Saturday, March 31, 2018

Felicitation to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Theagarajan.

Date : 31.03.2018

Felicitation to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Theagarajan.




Extension of time period for submission of Postal Circle preference from selected canditates for appointment as Postal/Sorting Assistant on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary level Examination, 2016 conducted by SSC : Department of Posts.

Date : 31.03.2018

Extension of time period for submission of Postal Circle preference from selected canditates for appointment as Postal/Sorting Assistant on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary level Examination, 2016 conducted by SSC : Department of Posts.



Grant of vigilance clearance for obtaining passport : DoPT.

Date : 31.03.2018

Grant of vigilance clearance for obtaining passport : DoPT.



Gazette Notification on Gratuity: Amount, Effective Date and Maternity Leave.

Date : 31.03.2018

Gazette Notification on Gratuity: Amount, Effective Date and Maternity Leave.

“Gratuity Ceiling Amendment Notifications issued by Government of India regarding Upper limit of Gratuity Payment, Date on which come into force and Maximum Period of Maternity Leave…

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018

S.O. 1419(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 (12 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of March, 2018 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.

[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018

S.O. 1420 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies that the amount of gratuity payable to an employee under the said Act shall not exceed twenty lakh rupees.

[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018

S.O. 1421 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (iv) of the Explanation to sub-section (2) of section 2A of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies for the purposes of the said clause that the total period of maternity leave in the case of a female employee shall not exceed twenty-six weeks.

[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.



Friday, March 30, 2018

Non-recovery of over payment happened before 5 years period from departmental employees and not permitting over payment from pensioners for any reason whatsoever : DoPT

Date : 30.03.2018


Non-recovery of over payment happened before 5 years period from departmental employees and not permitting over payment from pensioners for any reason whatsoever : DoPT




FNPO bitterly record strong resentment by the evasive replies of the Directorate.

Date : 30.03.2018

FNPO bitterly record  strong resentment by the evasive replies of the Directorate.

Vacancies in Postal Department : Lok Sabha Un Starred Question& Answer.

Date : 30.03.2018

Vacancies in Postal Department : Lok Sabha Un Starred Question& Answer.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

We have to organise agitation programmes under a joint platform to address the grievances of the GDS employees.

Date : 29.03.2018

NUGDS General Secretary Appeal to General Secretaries of AIGDSU,AIPEU GDS(NFPE),BPEDU 

We have to organise agitation programmes  under a joint  platform to address the grievances of the GDS employees.





31st March, 2018 will be a full transaction day, with extended counter hours up to 5 P.M.

Date : 29.03.2018

Regarding smooth completion of End of Year (EOY) activities : 31st March, 2018 will be a full transaction day, with extended counter hours up to 5 P.M.



Respected Sir / Madam,

    This is in continuation of my earlier e-mail sent on 19.03.2018 on the captioned subject. The whole matter has again been reviewed and now it has been decided to conduct POSB business in Finacle on 31st March, 2018 up to 5 P.M. for the convenience of the customers / depositors.

    In view of above, 31st March, 2018 will be a full transaction day, with extended counter hours up to 5 P.M. The 2nd April, 2018 will be a NO TRANSACTION DAY for smooth completion of End of  Year (EOY) activities.

    Accordingly, it is requested to replace the existing public notices with the following - 

"BUSINESS IN POSB SCHEMES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON 31st MARCH, 2018 UP TO 5 P.M. The 2nd APRIL, 2018 WILL BE A NO BUSINESS DAY DUE TO COMPLETION OF END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES."

    Necessary action in this regard may be taken accordingly.

     This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.​

With Regards.
Sachin Kishore,
DDG (FS)
Dak Bhawan,

Annual Closing of Government Accounts for the current Financial Year 2017-18 : RBI

Date : 29.03.2018

Annual Closing of Government Accounts for the current Financial Year 2017-18 : RBI


Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes - First quarter of 2018-2019 : Department of Posts & Ministry of Finance

Date : 29.03.2018
Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes - First quarter of 2018-2019 : Department of Posts.


Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes - First quarter of 2018-2019 : Ministry of Finance


Inclusion of Aadhar in respect of Small Savings Schemes -Reg : DoP.

Date : 29.03.2018

Inclusion of Aadhar in respect of Small Savings Schemes -Reg : DoP.

Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government & Central Autonomous Bodies drawing pay as per 6th CPC w.e.f 01.01.2018 : Ministry of Finance

Date : 29.03.2018

Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government & Central Autonomous Bodies drawing pay as per 6th CPC w.e.f 01.01.2018 : Ministry of Finance

IPPB Exam : Marks & Allotment of Circle/Division/Branch - Territory Officers & Assistant Managers

Date : 29.03.2018

IPPB Exam : Marks & Allotment of Circle/Division/Branch - Territory Officers & Assistant Managers

Marks obtained by the candidate for the post of #Territory_Officers in IPPB exam held on 28 January 2018.



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Result of the post of Territory Officer on deputation from DoP.







Result of the post of #Assistant_Manager(Area Operations)on deputation from DoP.



Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Investments through Savings Account : Ministry of Finance.

Date : 29.03.2018

Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Investments through Savings Account : Ministry of Finance.

1)Non-recovery of over payment happened before 5 years period from departmental employees and not permitting over payment from pensioners for any reason whatsoeverRead more

2)PROVISION OF TELEPHONE FACILITIES AND REIMBURSEMENTS TO OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Click the link below to view)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

1)WORLD POSTAL NEWSRead more
3)PIB NEWS ON GRATUITY CEILING INCREASE UP TO RS. 20 LAKH
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed by Parliament

            The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by parliament today. The bill ensures harmony amongst employees in the private sector and Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules. These employees will be entitled to receive higher amount of gratuity at par with their counterparts in Government sector. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha today and the Lok Sabha on 15 March, 2018.
The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workman after retirement, whether retirement is a result of superannuation, or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.
            The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling has been raised to Rs. 20 Lakhs.
            Therefore, considering the inflation and wage increase even in case of employees engaged in private sector, this Government decided that the entitlement of gratuity should also be revised in respect of employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Accordingly, the Government initiated the process for amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to increase the maximum limit of gratuity to such amount as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time.
            In addition, the Bill also envisages to amend the provisions relating to calculation of continuous service for the purpose of gratuity in case of female employees who are on maternity leave from ‘twelve weeks’ to such period as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time.
            After enactment of the Act, the power to notify the ceiling of the amount of gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 shall stand delegated to the Central Government so that the limit can be revised from time to time keeping in view the increase in wage and inflation and future pay commissions.
Source: PIB
4)MAJOR CHANGES IN NPS – RELAXATION NORMS
Relaxation of Norms for NPS
            The Government of India has recently made three changes in the National Pension Scheme (NPS) including withdrawal norms. The details are as under:
            Partial withdrawal during the service: The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), with an objective to meet the subscriber’s sudden financial requirement enrolled under NPS, has liberalized norms for partial withdrawals which also include reduction of requirement of minimum years of being enrolled under NPS from 10 years to 3 years from the date of joining. Suitable amendments were made through “Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Exits and Withdrawals under the National Pension System) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017 and the same has been notified on 10.08.2017.
            Increase in the joining age under NPS: With an objective to allow individuals (under NPS-All Citizen Model and Corporate Sector Model) who are in the age bracket between 60 years and 65 years to join NPS system. Suitable amendments were made through “Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Exits and Withdrawals under the National Pension System) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017 and the same has been notified on 06.10.2017.
Exit in case of disability and incapacitation of the subscriber: With an objective of facilitating easy exit & withdrawal in case of disability and incapacitation of the subscriber covered under NPS, PFRDA has made suitable amendments through “Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Exits and Withdrawals under the National Pension System) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 and the same has been notified on 02.02.2018.
            This was stated by Shri Ship Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB
5)AADHAAR IS NOT COMPULSORY TO GET PENSION

Dr. Jitendra Singh chairs 30th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies
Adhaar is not mandatory to get pension: Dr Jitendra Singh

            The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here today. The SCOVA meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and the last such meeting was held on January 12, 2017.
            During the meeting, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the SCOVA which was first constituted in July, 1986 would be completing 32 years this year. He said this platform has gone a long way in addressing in a focused manner issues related to Pensioners. He said that today’s interaction was very meaningful and stimulating, thus reflecting on the working of DoP&PW. The Minister while assuring the representatives of pensioners’ Associations said that it was no more mandatory to have one’s Adhaar Card to get his/her pension.
            The Minister said that the Department of Pensions has brought out a series of OMs to benefit the Pensioners/Family Pensioners in the last 12 months including enhancing of minimum pension from Rs.3500/- to Rs.9000/- per month; the ceiling of gratuity has been increased from the existing Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs; the rates of ex-gratia lump sum compensation being paid to the families of employees who die in performance of duty has been increased from existing Rs. 10-15 lakhs to Rs.25-45 lakhs. He also said that divorced daughter will be eligible for family pension if divorce case has been filed before the death of pensioner/family pensioner, even though the judgment has been passed after the death of the pensioner /family pensioner.
            Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this Government has given relief to the senior citizens and Pensioners in the Budget 2018-19 by allowing Standard Deduction of Rs. 40,000/- per year to the Pensioners and given exemption on tax on account of interest income from bank savings accounts has been increased to Rs. 50,000/ from Rs. 10,000/- per year. Deduction on account of health insurance premium which was earlier allowed at maximum of Rs.30,000/- has now been increased to Rs. 50,000/- in the case of Senior Citizens/Pensioners.
            While addressing the meeting he said that we need to put in place an institutionalized mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario. Dr. Jitendra Singh said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelize their energies in a productive direction. We should learn from the pensioners’ experience, he added. The Minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.
            In the meeting, discussions were held on the action taken report of the 29th SCOVA meeting. Further many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners, Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-CGHS area, Special “Higher” Family Pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, Extension of CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners, issue relating to CGHS Wellness Centre, Dehradun etc. The Minister directed for the prompt and time bound redressal of the grievances of the pensioners and said that we should have sympathetic attitude towards them.
            The Secretary, DoP&PW, Shri K.V. Eapen and other senior officers of the department were also present on the occasion. The meeting was also attended by the member Pensioners Associations and senior officers of the important Ministries/Departments of Government of India.
Source: PIB

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

1)LTC Block Year Grace PeriodRead more
2)INDENTED MEDICINES IN GGHS WELLNESS CENTRESRead more
Delay in Payment to Empanelled HospitalsRead more
3)More Holiday Homes for Government Employees in various cities Read more 
4)Latest List of Holiday Homes and Booking SystemRead more

Monday, March 26, 2018

Postal Sentinel - March 2018 : NAPE Group'C' CHQ.

Date : 26.03.2018

Postal Sentinel : NAPE Group'C' CHQ.


Grand Felicitation to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Theagarajan on 1.4.2018

Date : 26.03.2018

Grand Felicitation to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Theagarajan on 1.4.2018.


Felicitation to Sri D.Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO.

A grand farewell is arranged by FNPO wings of Tamilnadu Circle to our beloved Secretary General, FNPO, Sri D.Theagarajan, who is going to retire from service on 31.3.2018 and  who rendered uncountable service to our Federation since more than 13 years. It is our responsibility to participate in this occation to recollect our memories with our leader.

Date & Venue: 
On 01.04.2018 Sunday from 9 am to 2pm at : SPS Kalayana Mandapam, Abdul Razak Street, Near Raj Theater, Saidapet, Chennai-15 

Note: For accomodation please contact 

Sri T.Udhyakumar, 
Circle Secretary, 
NAPE Gr-c 
Tamilnadu Circle
Cell: 9442581144.

With regards,  

D. Kishan Rao, 
GS, NAPE group'C'

Promotion to the grade of Director General Postal Services in the Department of Posts.

Date : 26.03.2018

Promotion to the grade of Director General Postal Services in the Department of Posts.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules ,2011 are Un Constitutional,illegal and un natural

Date : 24.03.2018

Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules ,2011 are Un Constitutional,illegal and un natural.

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Grand Felicitation to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Theagarajan on 1.4.2018

Date : 24.03.2018

Grand Felicitation to our Secretary General FNPO Sri.D.Theagarajan on 1.4.2018.


1)No proposal to grant exemption to senior citizens from linking their Aadhaar with bank accounts is under consideration of the Government.Read more  

2)Dr. Jitendra Singh chairs 30th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies
3)Adhaar is not mandatory to get pension: Dr Jitendra SinghRead more
4)Simplification of Pension Procedure – Submission of Life CertificateRead more 
5)“Pension is an entitlement and not a benefit under the social welfare schemes. How is it included under Section 7Read more
6)Clarification regarding verification of membership for recognition of Service Associations representing Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) under Extra Departmental Agents (Recognition of Associations) Rules, 1995.Read more
7)Leakage of Staff Selection Commission Exam PapersRead more
8)Cabinet approves the extension of the term of the Commission constituted to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List upto20th June, 2018Read more
9)LTC Facility to Visit SAARC CountriesRead more
10)Opening of Office on Holidays Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office.Read more.
11)Charges against Government Officials
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Read more  
12)Maternity Leave and Pension-Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensionsRead more

13)Cabinet Approves Moving Official Amendments In Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill Read more.

14)No changes in Retirement Age of Central Government Employees - Lok Sabha Q&ARead more
15)Increase in minimum pay and fitment factor MOF Reply in upper house.Read more