Thursday, August 30, 2018

Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Inspector posts.

Date : 30.08.2018

Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Inspector posts.

Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

Date : 30.08.2018

Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees w.e.f. 1st July, 2018 

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Deamess Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).

This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

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AKT/SNC

Fixation of pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI - DoPT Clarification

Date : 30.08.2018

Fixation of pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI - DoPT Clarification



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

GDS JCA Letter Reg.- Items of agenda for discussion

Date : 28.08.2018

GDS JCA Letter Reg.- Items of agenda for discussion

New Inclusion of additional Professionals under the extended Clientele List of Procurement of PLI/RPLI Policies : Clarification.

Date : 28.08.2018

New Inclusion of additional Professionals under the extended Clientele List of Procurement of PLI/RPLI Policies : Clarification.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff ) Recruitment Rules,2018 :Gazette_Notification.

Date : 27.08.2018

Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff ) Recruitment Rules,2018 :Gazette_Notification.

50%  : From GDS Seniority
25%  : Direct Recruitment from GDS
25%  : Casual labour.




India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) : Technology Revolution for Rural India & Social Reform for their existence of Government of India & Bonded labour system for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Date : 27.08.2018

India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) : Technology Revolution for Rural India & Social Reform for their existence of Government of India & Bonded labour system for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Minutes of the IPPB meeting with staff representatives held on 29.06.2016,
As per minutes of the meeting with staff representatives held on 29.06.2016, staff representatives raised the issues regarding role of GDS staff & working hours and it was agreed by the officers of IPPB , that these issues particularly removal of cap on working hours are beyond the purview of the meeting and are being duly examined separately by the concerned authorities.

The minutes are as follows





In Nov’2017 DoP asked comments & views from all Federations and Unions on IPPB. On 23.11.2017 FNPO wrote a letter to Secretary on the role of GDS exclusively in IPPB.

If GDS is a part of IPPB for improvement in rural areas , then the work pressure and working hours will be more than 5 hours.

If this situation arises , removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 in respect of GDS can be made possible or not ?

Letter as follows


On 7.3.2018 one workshop was conducted by DoP with the representatives of service unions on sensitization of IPPB.

FNPO is welcoming the IPPB proposal with a condition for not privatising /corporatizing  DoP   in future. And it is the responsibility of  DOP for any financial loss cause of IPPB. We also demand for immediate remedy of staff shortage in all cadre. 

Regarding GDS FNPO is totally opposing incentive system proposal in IPPB and demanded for the work should be taken into account for calculation of GDS work load and cap on working hours should be removed.

According to GDS pay report every BO is having 886 live accounts and many of the BPMs are working for more than 10 hours.

AP circle RTI information and relevant evidences also submitted. IPPB is going to tie up with 11 ministries from which 52 welfare services are distributed to public.

After inauguration of IPPB each and every GDS irrespective of the cadre has to work for more than 10 hours. In view of these FNPO demanded for removal of CAP on working hours i.e; 5 hours( Rule 3 A(i) ).

In the above said workshop all Federations & Unions refused incentive to GDS staff and raise their voice towards removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct& Engagement Rules,2011 and a memorandum submitted to Secretary , Posts.

Memorandum as follows


Indefinite Hunger Fast by NUGDS President ,CHQ from 12.03.2018 to 14.03.2018  at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Circle demanding

1.  The earlier nomenclature of GDS (Conduct &Service) Rules ,1964 may be restored to enable the GDS to enjoy civil servant status. Accordingly the present GDS rules may be modified.

2.  The existing Rule 3A  (1) may be modified to enable the Sevaks to get pay and allowances as per work load following the law laid down by the Supreme Court i.e.  Equal pay for equal work.

3.  To implement the recommendations of GDS Committee report.


But till date DoP has not turned up with any positive reply to the above said letters and memorandums but simply announced a incentive structure to GDS for IPPB work.


The factor of Rs.1,000 /Rs.2,000 incentive per month will not compensate for the work being done above the regular duties of GDS working hours.

So, all Federations and Unions should take a remarkable step for removing the cap i.e 5 hours on working hours of GDS by abolished the GDS Conduct&Engagement Rules,2011 and restoration of ED (Conduct & Service ) Rules,1964 which are statuatory, legal and  constitutionally valid.

Ch.laxmi narayana

Friday, August 24, 2018

Calling of options from the candidates of AAO LDCE' 2018 : DoP

Date : 24.08.2018

Calling of options from the candidates of AAO LDCE' 2018 : DoP



Nationwide Rollout of IPPB on 01.09.2018

Date : 24.08.2018
Nationwide Rollout of IPPB on 01.09.2018















Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Date : 22.08.2018

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on September 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 will launch long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas, a senior official said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 will launch long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas, a senior official said. “The launch of India Post Payments Bank has been rescheduled for September 1. The Prime Minister will launch,” a senior government official told PTI. The launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was recently rescheduled in the wake of seven-day national mourning declared after the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas. “Government is trying to link all the 1.55 lakh post office branches with IPPB services by the end of this year,” the official said. This will create the country’s largest banking network with direct presence at village level.

IPPB CEO Suresh Sethi had earlier said that IPPB will go live with 650 branches in addition to 3,250 access points co-located at post offices and around 11,000 postmen both in rural and urban areas will provide doorstep banking services. IPPB has permission to link around 17-crore postal savings bank (PSB) accounts with its account.

With IPPB in place, people in rural area will be able to avail digital banking and financial services, including money transfer, to any bank account either with help of mobile app or by visiting a post office. IPPB was the third entity to receive payments bank permit after Airtel and Paytm.

Payments banks can accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. The postal payment bank has permit to carry RTGS, NEFT, IMPS transaction that will enable IPPB customers to transfer and receive money from any bank account. With the third party tie-ups, account holders in IPPB will be able to avail financial services as in case of a regular banking customer. The payment bank will be used by government to distribute NREGA wages, subsidies, pension etc.

The IPPB app which is expected to be launched on same day will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees etc that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of National Payments Corporation of India.

Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations.

Date :22.08.2018

Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations.


F. No. 8/10/2008-JCA
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 20th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the revision of rates of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance by the Department of Expenditure vide O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13/07/2017, the Staff Side Members of the National Council (NC)/Departmental Councils and Third Level/Regional Councils of JCM shall be entitled to TA/DA etc. in the following manner w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

A. National/Departmental Council JCM
TA/DA entitlement as admissible to officers in Pay level 12 & 13 as per Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030 /1/2017-E.IV dated 13/07/2017 as under:

(i) Travel entitlement within the country – Economy class by Air or AC-I Class by Train including travel in Premium /Premium Tatkal /Suvidha/Shatabdi / Rajdhani Trains.

(ii) Reimbursement for Hotel Accommodation of upto Rs. 4500/- per day.

(iii) Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1000/- per day.

(iv) Reimbursement of AC Taxi Charges of upto 50 kms per day.

B. Regional/ Office Council (JCM)
TA/DA entitlement as admissible to officers in Pay level 11 as per Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030 /1/2017-E.IV dated 13/07/2017 as under :

(i) Travel entitlement within the country – Economy Class by Air or AC-II Class including Rajdhani/ Shatabdi Express etc.

(ii) Reimbursement for Hotel Accommodation of upto Rs. 2250/- per day.

(iii) Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 900/- per day.

(iv) Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up-to Rs. 338/- per day for travel within the city

2. The admissibility of DA in case of free boarding and lodging, has been considered in Department of Expenditure. Daily Allowance is given to the Govt. employees as a reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by him on tour for his stay, food and travel at that station. In case of free boarding and lodging, the Govt. employee, if incurring any expenditure on local travel, can claim the same as per Para 2 E(i) and (iii) of the Annexure to OM No.19030/1/2017 E.IV dated 13.07.2017. The earlier system of giving 25% of DA has been discontinued. Also after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, the facility of DA at 5th CPC rates is done away with.

3. This O.M. is issued with concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide I.D. No.300377130/2018-E.IV dated 31.07.2018


(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source:DOPT

Monday, August 20, 2018

Change in the date of Bakrid holiday to 22.08.2018 instead of 23.08.2018

Date : 20.08.2018

DoPT : Bakrid holiday will be on 22.8.2018 for offices located at New Delhi. For out side New Delhi Circle Co ordination committees will announce holiday date.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

National convention will be held on 28th September 2018 in Mavlankar Hall from 10.30AM

Date : 18.08.2018

National convention will be held on 28th September 2018 in Mavlankar Hall from 10.30AM

Friday, August 17, 2018

Declaration of Half Day Holiday on 17.08.2018 : DoP Order.

Date : 17.08.2018

Declaration of Half Day Holiday on 17.08.2018 : DoP Order.





Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY WISHES TO ALL

Date : 15.08.2018

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY WISHES TO ALL


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

On 14/8/2018 GS met  DDG (Estt.) ,ADG (Departmental Exams), ADG (SPN), 
ADG (SR&Legal)

* Regarding IPO examination vacancy postion called for from the Circles and examination will be conducted in the month of December. Approximately a week after LGO examination. 

* Regarding denial of HSG II and HSG I promotion to LSG(Accountants) in Tamilnadu Circle favorable orders are going issue shortly. 

* Regarding provision of additional manpower in c/w introduction of various new schemes with out having time factor - A detailed letter submitted to DDG (Est.) and suggested to utilize GDS/MTS/Postman staff to over come shortage of staff and overburdened work in C and B class offices. 

Letter from CHQ on additional manpower for C and B class offices in c/w POSK, IPPB, Aadhar enrollment and other schemes



Monday, August 13, 2018

GS met Member (Personal), DDG CSI, ADG SPN and ADG SR&Legal on 13.8.2018 and following is the out come

1. One relaxation of service condition for HSG-II and HSG-I the information called for from the circles received and file sent to Secretary for approval in turn  to send proposal for getting permission from DOPT.

2. In principle agreed to keep abeyance of  transfer policy guidelines dated 31.7.2018 till next RTs i.e 2019 based on our letter.

3. Regarding SAP the problems raised by our union through letter dated 8.7.2018 are under active consideration and DDG (CSI) assured that within one month all the problems will be resolved. 

4. Irregular issue of charge Sheet under victimization case of Sri Ashu Bhatnagar, DS Meerut Dn, UP circle matter discussed with Member(P) and She assured to settle the matter in few days. 

5. Requested to develop one App for utilization of Employee  portal through Mobile or from any through internet provider to facilitate more user friendly access to the employee to apply Leave, Advances and others from home itself. 

Sivaji Vasireddy
General Secretary 

Letter from CHQ to keep abeyance of Transfer policy memo dated 31.7.2018 till RT 2019


Saturday, August 11, 2018

CASUAL LABOUR REGULARISATION - MOST IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT

Date : 11.08.2018
CASUAL LABOUR REGULARISATION - MOST IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT APPLICABLE TO THOSE APPOINTED AFTER 1993 AND AFTER 2006 WHO COMPLETED 10 YEARS SERVICE





DoPT Clarification on CEA,, OTA, Honorarium, Leave etc.

Date : 11.08.2018

DoPT Clarification on CEA,, OTA, Honorarium, Leave etc.




Friday, August 10, 2018

CSI-IPPB integration related issues and resolutions

1. IPPB related button are disabled or not visible.
Soln. Today(9th August) we have enabled IPPB in all the offices PAN INDIA, kindly run daily sync to get it enabled, then kindly install SSL_Certificate.
2. Connection timed out error .
Soln. IPPB related port opening night have not happened or some issue with network of that office, please check with IPPB team.
3. "Connection timed out : SSL handshake Exception" error message .
Soln. Please install SSL_Certificate by following steps.
A. go to 'C:\POS\Application\Counter\build\ssl_cert'
B. Run 'start_ssl_install.bat'
C. Click on 'save &install'

4. Any error message starting with "IPPB Error" for ex. IPPB ERROR: enter correct facility id"
Soln. These kind of error are originated at IPPB side, please check with IPPB team, 

Note : please don't perform any voucher posting for IPPB transactions done through counter, as 
integration is completed those trasactions will automatically flow to daily account of CSI.

Any issues observed , please mail to csicct.cept@indiapost.gov.in.


Regards,
CSI CCT
CEPT , MYSURU

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT upto July, 2018

DoPT: Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT upto 31st July 2018 

A. Approved by Cabinet - 28
B. Pending Proposals - 17
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending - 9
2. With Cabinet Secretariat - Nil
3. With Department of Personnel & Training - 5
4. With Department of Expenditure - Nil
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications - 3

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from
1st January, 2011 to 31st July, 2018

A. Approved by Cabinet

S.No.Name of the ServiceCRC* MeetingCabinet Approval
1
CPWD Central Engineering Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service and Central Architecture Service27/06/201103/01/2012
2
Military Engineering Services (Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Architect Cadre and Surveyor Cadre)22/09/2011 and 23/01/201218/04/2013
3
Indian Revenue Service19/02/2013 and GoM** on 29/04/201323/05/2013
4
Indian Radio Regulatory Service19/02/201303/07/2013
5
Central Labour Service19/02/201317/07/2013
6
Indian Customs & Central Excise27/08/201305/12/2013
7
Indian Cost Accounts Service29/10/201302/01/2014
8
Central Power Engineering Service11/12/201313/05/2014
9
Indian Ordnance Factory Service19/03/201429/10/2014
10
Indian Civil Accounts Service17/07/201316/01/2015
11
Border Road Engineering Service26/02/201507/04/2015
12
Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service08/01/201506/05/2015
13
Indian Trade Service06/05/201401/07/2015
14
Indian Statistical Service24/06/201429/07/2015
15
Indian Skill Development Service10/04/201507/10/2015
16
Indian Postal Service28/12/201525/05/2016
17
Central Reserve Police Force15/12/201529/06/2016
18
Indian Information Service05/05/201624/08/2016
19
Border Security Force29/06/201612/09/2016
20
Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service17/09/201527/10/2016
21
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)28/12/201521/12/2016
22
Indian Telecom Service06/10/201621/12/2016
23
Central Engineering Service (Roads)25/04/201606/03/2017
24
Indian Naval Material Management Service24/10/201322/06/2017
25
Indian Defence Accounts Service09/09/201619/07/2017
26
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) (Group 'A' Combatised)19.7.201720.12.2017
27
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)15.05.201710.01.2018
28
Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)09.01.201702.05.2018

* CRC — Cadre Review Committee ** GoM — Group of Ministers 

B. Pending Proposals

SI. No.
Name of the Service
Status
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (9)
1
Indian Railways Personnel ServiceMeeting of CRC was held on 19.04.2018. Approvals of MoS (PP) and FM have been obtained. MoR now has to take the approval of the Cabinet. Draft Cabinet Note has been moved by MoR
2
Indian Railways Traffic-do-
3
Indian Indian Railways Stores Stores-do-
4
Indian Railways Accounts Service-do-
5
Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers-do-
6
Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers-do-
7
Indian Railways Service of Engineers-do-
8
Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers-do-
9
Railway Protection ForceThe request of MoR to submit a revised proposal has been acceded to by DoPT. They have been advised to submit the revised proposal within a month.
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (0)
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (5)
10
Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)MoD was requested for certain clarifications. The same have been received. The proposal is under examination.
11
Indian P&T Building WorksApproval of Secretary (Exp) has been obtained. Note for CRC is being sent.
12
Indian Naval Armament Service (INAS)DoE has raised certain clarifications. Reply of MoD has been received which is under examination.
13
Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services (IOFHS)The approval of Secretary (Exp) obtained. Note for CRC is being prepared.
14
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)The proposal is under consideration.
4. With Department of Expenditure (0)
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (3)
15
Indian Economic ServiceDEA has been requested for certain clarifications vide this Division's OM dated 10.07.2017. A DO reminder has been sent to DoEA on 15.05.2018. A subsequent DO reminder (at JS level) has been sent on 05.07.2018. The clarifications are yet to be received.
16
Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS)Proposal was found incomplete. MoR has been requested to send the complete proposal.
17
Central Health Service (CHS)Proposal was found incomplete. MoFHW has been requested to send the complete proposal.

Note: A calender of cadre review has been issued vide OM No.I-11019/9/2018-CRD dated 25.05.2018. The name of the Service/Cadre along with the month by which cadre review proposal is required to be submitted to DoPT is mentioned in the Annexure. The aforesaid OM dated 25.05.2018 is available on the official website of DoPT i.e. www.dopt.gov.in (Link: Notifications - OMs & Orders – Cadre Review – Division – General Circulars) . The Cadre Controlling Authority may take immediate action for compliance.


Source: DoPT