Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today Union meeting with DG Posts regarding GDS Pay Committee

Date : 31.07.2018

Today Union meeting with DG Posts  regarding GDS Pay Committee

Today meeting held in Dak Bhavan at 11 Am.

Admin side: DG posts,Member ( p), DDG ( Estt),DDG( SR& Legal) ADG ( Estt),ADG( GDS),and other officers.

Union side: All three GDS General Secretaries and GS Group ' C ,Fnpo.

Detailed discussion held between Administration and union representatives on the basis of GDS JCA memorandum, major issues viz ,date of implementation of new scales,payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation,leave etc...

Department catagarically replied that in case of implementation issues like date of implementation of new scales,arrears formula,as already cleared by cabinet and it can not be reopened.
Regarding all other issues viz..leave, CEA,GIS, transfer , ESI facility,Sdbs,financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.

But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales , arrears payment formula and strongly demanded to consider.

Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting further consideration at appropriate level.

Three General Secretaries of GDS discussed over the today's meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon.

Further decided to meet again to decide future course if program of action seriously.

Sivaji Vasireddy,
General Secretary

Monday, July 30, 2018

Conduct of LDCE for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of PAs/SAs from Postman/Mail Guard/Despatch Rider and MTS cadre for the vacancy years 2016-17,2017-18 and 2018 (up to 31.12.2018 ).

Date : 30 07.2018

Conduct of LDCE for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of PAs/SAs from Postman/Mail Guard/Despatch Rider and MTS cadre for the vacancy years 2016-17,2017-18 and 2018 (up to 31.12.2018 ).

The Examination will be held in all the Circles 09.12.2018.


Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme : Rajya Sabha Q&A

Date : 30.07.2018

Demand to withdraw the NPS -  "It is not possible to revert back to old pension scheme: Govt." 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-710
ANSWERED ON-24.07.2018
Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme

710 . Shri Dharmapuri Srinivas
(a) whether the attention of Government is drawn to the matter of Contributory Pension Scheme and problems being faced by the employees;
(b) if so, the details thereof; 
(c) whether a number of requests from State Governments and Government employees have been received by Government to withdraw the CPS System, the status of such requests; and 
(d) whether Government is planning to resolve the matter and abolish the CPS System in view of the problems being faced by the employees?
ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance 
(a) to (d) Yes Sir. Representations have been received from various Associations of Government Employees on the problems being faced and the demand to withdraw the National Pension System (NPS). The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) also in its report examined the issues related to NPS and made recommendations for addressing these issues. Pursuant thereto, it was decided to constitute a Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures for streamlining NPS. The Committee has submitted its report. Due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and keeping in view of fiscal imperatives, it is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme.


Revised Standard Questionnaire for Visit to HO/SO and BO on Introduction of CSI/DARPAN and IPPB Section

Date : 30.07.2018

Revised Standard Questionnaire for Visit to HO/SO and BO on Introduction of CSI/DARPAN and IPPB Section 



when the benefit of reservation provided to Scheduled Tribes would come to an end : Rajya Sabha Q&A

Date : 30.07.2018

when the benefit of reservation provided to Scheduled Tribes would come to an end

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1098
ANSWERED ON-26.07.2018

Extension of time limit of reservation for Scheduled Tribes

1098 . Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena

(a) the extent to which the people belonging to Scheduled Tribes, including the Meena tribe, have been benefitted, as a result of reservation of posts for them as on date;

(b) by when the benefit of reservation provided to them would come to an end; 

(c) whether Government proposes to extend the time-limit of reservation for the people of Scheduled Tribes for the next ten years;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) by when the time-limit for reservation is likely to be extended for them by Government? 

ANSWER

(a) Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the nodal agency for framing policy for reservation of Scheduled Tribes. As per Department of Personnel & Training, the benefit of reservation for the Central Government posts and services is provided to the Scheduled Tribes as a composite group and not caste/sub-caste wise. The representation of Scheduled Tribes in the posts and services of the Central Government as on 01.01.2016 is 2,76,007 as against the total employee of 32,58,663, which comes to about 8.4%.

(b) to (e): Reservation to Scheduled Tribes is continuing in Direct Recruitment in all Grades. In Promotion, reservation for Scheduled Tribes is available up to entry level of Group ‘A’. No Specific time limit was fixed in DOPT’s OM dated 13.08.1997 for continuing reservation in promotion for Scheduled Tribes. However, this OM was quashed by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 23.08.2017 against which Special Leave Petition has been filed by Union of India in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, which is pending.

Implementation of reservation in promotion for employees

Date : 30.07.2018

Implementation of reservation in promotion for employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1067
ANSWERED ON-26.07.2018

Implementation of reservation in promotion for employees

1067 . Smt. Vijila Sathyananth

(a) whether it is a fact that Government has asked all its departments and the State Governments to implement reservation in promotion for employees belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories; 

(b) if so, the details thereof; 

(c) whether it is also a fact that the move comes following a recent verdict by the Supreme Court in this regard; and 
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (d): The Supreme Court in Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.30621/2011 has passed the following order on 17.5.2018:-

“It is directed that the pendency of this Special Leave Petition shall not stand in the way of Union of India taking steps for the purpose of promotion from ‘reserved to reserved’ and ‘unreserved to unreserved’ and also in the matter of promotion on merits..”.

Further, in the matter related to Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.31288/2017 connected to Special Leave to Appeal (Civil) No.28306/2017, the Supreme Court held as under on 05.06.2018:-

“Heard learned counsel for the parties, Learned ASG has referred to order dated 17.05.2018 in SLP(C) No.30621/2011. It is made clear that the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders, pending further consideration of the matter. Tag to SLP (C) No.30621 of 2011.”

Based on interim Orders/directions of the Supreme Court dated 17.05.2018 and 05.6.2018, Department of Personnel and Training vide Office Memorandum No. 36012/11/2016- Estt.(Res-I) {Pt-II} dated 15.06.2018 requested all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to carry out promotions in accordance with above directions of the Supreme Court on existing seniority / select lists subject to further orders which may be passed by the Supreme Court. The State Governments were advised to take necessary action in accordance with the above-mentioned orders passed by the Supreme Court.

NAPE Group 'C' CWC Meeting : UP Circle

Date : 30.07.2018

NAPE Group 'C' CWC Meeting : UP Circle

NAPE-c,  CWC meeting of UP circle held at Merzapur under the chairmanship of Sri Ashok Sharma, Circle president from 28/7/2018 to 29/7/2018. Sri Sivaji Vasireddy, GS,  Sri R. S. Yadav, AAO and Ex CS,  Sri LD Kowshik Head Quarters secretary were attend as guests.

All the CWC members raised their voice against the current serious problems facing by the staff like CSI, SAP,  RICT,  Shortage of staff, MACP and RTP related court cases,  MACP bench mark, GDS pay committee matters,  infrastructure, Victimization of union office bearers and cadre restructuring related issues. GS replied to all the members on above issues what steps are already intiated and on which are going to take-up with Secretary posts from CHQ. Sri R K Mishra CS assured to take the matters at circle level and if CHQ intervention is required then it will be forwarded for further course of action.  

Sivaji Vasireddy GS.








Pending SLPs before Supreme Court on the issues of counting GDS Service for the purpose of Pension : Obtaining information - Reg.

Date : 30.07.2018

Pending SLPs before Supreme Court on the issues of counting GDS Service for the purpose of Pension : Obtaining information - Reg.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Heartly Congratulations to our New Secretary General , FNPO Sri.Vasireddy Sivaji.


Date : 27.07.2018

Heartly Congratulations to our New Secretary General , FNPO Sri.Vasireddy Sivaji.

The Federal Working Committee meeting held at Hotel Mahaveer, Hyderabad on 27/7/2018. 

FWC presided by Sri Manik Chandra Dey,  Working President. Sri Sivaji Vasireddy, Vice president elected as Secretary General,  Sri RP Mishra CS nape c UP circle elected as Vice President and Sri Prerith Kumar  Nape c,  Bihar Circle was elected as Deputy Secretary General. 

Vasireddy Sivaji
SG FNPO



Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army : Ministry of Defence.

Date : 27.07.2018

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army : Ministry of Defence.



Whether the Government proposes to connect the Rural Post Offices in the Country with digital system and to provide major banking facilities in other one lakh twenty thousand post offices.

Date : 27.07.2018

Lok Sabha Un Starred Question No.1250 on Digitalization of Rural Post Offices : Whether the Government proposes to connect the Rural Post Offices in the Country with digital system and to provide major banking facilities in other one lakh twenty thousand post offices.



Meeting to be held on 31.07.2018 with three General Secretaries of GDS Unions under the chairmanship of DG Posts.

Date : 27.07.2018

Meeting to be held on 31.07.2018 with three General Secretaries of GDS Unions under the chairmanship of DG Posts.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions :Prevention of Corruption Act

Date : 26.07.2018

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions  :Prevention of Corruption Act

Posted On: 25 JUL 2018 3:18PM by PIB Delhi

The provision of section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as it presently exists is as follows:
“13. Criminal misconduct by a public servant.
(1) A public servant is said to commit the offence of criminal misconduct,-
…….
if he,----
……..
(iii) while holding office as a public servant, obtains for any person any valuable thing or pecuniary advantage without any public interest;…….”

The aforesaid provision does not carry the element of mens rea and thus does not confine such type of corruption to bribing of a public servant or any dishonest behavior by him. This raises apprehensions and fears in the mind of public servant which prima facie have the potential of impeding and slowing down decision making. 

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013, for amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 19.08.2013. The Bill after having been considered by the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, in its 69th Report and the Law Commission of India in its 254th Report, was also examined by the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which submitted its report on the Bill to the Rajya Sabha on 12th August, 2016. 

Recommendations made by the Select Committee in its report on the Bill were considered by the Government and official amendments were moved on the Bill as reported by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.

The Bill was taken up for discussion and passed by the Rajya Sabha on 19th July, 2018 during its current 246th Session. Further, it was taken up for discussion and passed by the Lok Sabha on 24th July,2018 during its current 15th Session of the 16th Lok Sabha.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

POSB (CBS) Manual [Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)] for operation of POSB schemes in Core Banking Solution (CBS) platform

Date : 26.07.2018

POSB (CBS) Manual [Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)] for operation of POSB schemes in Core Banking Solution (CBS) platform






Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns by a month to August 31

Date : 26.07.2018

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns by a month to August 31


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns from July 31, 2018, to August 31, 2018, for certain categories of taxpayers.


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns to August 31, 2018, for categories of taxpayers who were to file their returns by July 31.
The decision comes days ahead of the July 31 deadline, which several groups had requested the government to push to later.
CBDT had notified the new income tax return forms for assessment year 2018-19 on April 5. Experts said the introduction of new forms was leading to delays in filing of returns.
Further, the CBDT had said non-filing of ITR before the due date from this assessment year would lead to a penalty of Rs 1,000, 5,000 and Rs 10,000, depending on when the returns were filed after the deadline. The fine for taxpayers having income under Rs 5 lakh remained at Rs 1,000.

If you are still unclear in choosing the appropriate ITR for disclosing your income earned during the previous year, here's a quick guide on the various ITR forms.
ITR 1 Sahaj:
Applicable to individuals that are an ordinary resident in India deriving income from salaries, one house property, other sources and having total income upto Rs 50 Lacs.
ITR 2:
It is applicable to any individual having total income exceeding Rs. 50 Lacs or having foreign asset/income or having more than one residential house property or income from capital gain or HUF.
ITR-3:
It is applicable to individuals and HUFs deriving income from profits and gains from business or profession along-with any income from salaries or house property or capital gains or other sources.
ITR-4 SUGAM:
It is for resident taxpayers (Individual, HUF, Firm other than LLP), who have opted for presumptive income scheme as laid down under section 44AD, 44ADA and 44AE of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
ITR-5:
This form can be used by a person being a Firm, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), AOP/BOI, Private discretionary trust, an Artificial juridical person referred to in section 2(31)(vii), Cooperative Society and Local authority.
ITR-6:
This form is being used by Company, other than a company claiming exemption under section 11 of the Income Tax Act. The ITR also introduces a new Schedule for Ind AS Compliant companies wherein they are required to disclose the balance sheet and P/L account in the same format as prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013
ITR-7:
Required to be filed when individuals including companies fall under section 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or 139(4F). This ITR form is basically meant for trusts claiming exemptions u/s 11 of the Act, Political party, Mutual funds, Securitization trust, and other specified assesses.

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1208 ON KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE

Date : 25.07.2018

LOK  SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1208 TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th  JULY, 2018  

KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE .

1208. SHRI GOPALAKRISHNAN
           SHRI.DUSHYANT CHAUTALA







Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No:1334 on GDS Wage Structure

Date : 26.07.2018

Whether the Government proposes to review the date of effect of the revised TRCA, admissible DA and other allowances of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) from 01/01/2016 : Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No:1334


Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018 : Railway Bonus

Date : 26.07.2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018 : Railway Bonus 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD) 

No.E(P&A)II-2018/PLB-3 
New Delhi, dated: 25.07.2018 
The General Secretary 
AIRF 
4, State Entry Road, 
New Delhi-110055. 
The General Secretary, 
NFIR, 
3, Chelmsford Road, 
New Delhi-110055. 

Subject : Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018. 

On the above mentioned subject, a meeting of the Federations (A1RF &. NFIR) With Addl. Member (Staff) and EDPC-I has been fixed for 07.08.2018 03.00 P.M. in the Chamber of Addl. Member (Staff), Room No 401, Raik Bhawan. 

President and General Secretary of the Federation of the meeting may kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting. 

Yours faithfully. 
(D.Malik) 
Director, Estt/IR

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

SB Order 10/2018 : Amendments in statutory rules of Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules 2016

Date : 25.07.2018


SB Order 10/2018 : Amendments in statutory rules of Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules 2016 by Ministry of Finance (DEA) dated 23/07/2018






Right to Information Act : Departmental Committee Recommendations , Finance Ministry & PMO Objections , Cabinet Note by DoP and approved recommendations by Central Cabinet.

Date : 25.07.2018

Right to Information Act : Departmental Committee Recommendations , Finance Ministry & PMO Objections , Cabinet Note by DoP and approved recommendations by Central Cabinet.



REVISION IN WAGE STRUCTURE OF GDS

Date : 25.07.2018

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1379
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th JULY, 2018

REVISION IN WAGE STRUCTURE OF GDS

1379. SHRI SANJAY KAKA PATIL:

SHRIMATI KAVITHA KALVAKUNTLA:

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Monday, July 23, 2018

GDS Central JCA Memorandum to Members of Parliament on GDS Pay Committee Report.

Date : 23.07.2018

GDS Central JCA Memorandum to Members of Parliament on GDS Pay Committee Report.



The Trade Unions Amendment Bill, 2018 : Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Date : 23.07.2018

The Trade Unions Amendment Bill, 2018 : Ministry of Labour & Employment.




Felicitation to our Legendary Leader Sri.D.Kishan Rao Ex.SG FNPO & Ex.GS NAPE Group 'C' : Tamil Nadu Circle.

Date : 23.07.2018
Felicitation to our Legendary Leader Sri.D.Kishan Rao Ex.SG FNPO & Ex.GS NAPE Group 'C' : Tamil Nadu Circle.