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

Alternative Arrangement in place of Employees on Child Care leave- Lok sabha Q & A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)


LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3587
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.08.2018)

ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT IN PLACE OF EMPLOYEES ON CHILD CARE LEAVE

3587. SHRI P. NAGARAJAN:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Union Government is aware of the fact that the office work is being totally disrupted due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid maternity leave and child care leave;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government has calculated days and assessed working during maternity/child care leave for making provisions of staff to overcome the shortage or cope up with the work in the absence of women employees who are on maternity and child care leave;

(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefor?

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 (e) : Disruption in the office work due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave has not come to the notice of the Government. Ministries/Departments are authorized to make suitable leave arrangements to cope up the loss of work hours when an employee proceeds on any kind of leave including Maternity and Child Care Leave. There is also provision for creation of leave reserve posts to cover the leave vacancies. No centralized data is maintained in this regard.


Source: Lok Sabha

Reintroduction Of Old Pension Scheme



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4075
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 10, 2018/SHRAVANA 19, 1940 (SAKA)
REINTRODUCTION OF OLD PENSION SCHEME
Shri Rakesh Singh

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state
the details of drawbacks of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) introduced for the Government officials;
whether the NPS is not as beneficial monetarily as the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and if so, the details thereof;
whether the Government employees are disgruntled with the NPS and if so, the details thereof; and
whether the Government proposes to reintroduce the OPS replacing the NPS, if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Shiv Pratap Shulda)

(a) & (b) National Pension System (NPS) has been designed giving utmost importance to the welfare of the subscribers. Government has made a conscious move to shift from the defined benefit pension scheme to defined contribution pension scheme i.e. NPS, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill. There are a number of benefits available to the employees under NPS. Some of the benefits are enlisted below:
  • NPS is a well designed pension system managed through an unbundled architecture involving intermediaries appointed by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) viz. pension funds, custodian, central record keeping and accounting agency, National Pension System Trust, trustee bank, points of presence and Annuity service providers. It is prudently regulated by PFRDA which is a statutory regulatory body established to promote old age income security and to protect the interest of subscribers of NPS.
  • The pension wealth which accumulates over a period of time till retirement grows with a compounding effect. The all-in-costs of the institutional architecture of NPS are among the lowest in the world.
  • Contribution made to the NPS Tier-I account is eligible for tax deduction under the Income Tax Act, 1961. An additional tax rebate of Rs.50000 is also allowed for contributions made to NPS Tier-I under Section 80CCD (1B) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Subscribers can withdraw up to 25% of their own contributions before attaining age of superannuation, subject to certain conditions. Further, PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 10.08.2017 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.
  • PFRDA has increased the maximum age limit from 60 years to 65 years for joining NPS-All Citizen Model and Corporate Sector Model, vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 06.10.2017.
  • PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018” dated 02.2018 has facilitated easy exit & withdrawal in case of disability and incapacitation of the subscriber covered under NPS.
  • Transparency and Portability is ensured through online access of the pension account by the NPS subscribers, across all geographical locations and portability of employments.

(c) & (d) Representations have been received which inter alia also include the demand that the Government may revert to old defined benefit pension system. However, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and competing claims on the fiscal, there is no proposal to replace the NPS with old pension scheme in respect of Central Government employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004.

Updating your date of birth in Aadhaar card more than once to become difficult

If the date of birth mentioned on your Aadhaar card is wrong, it is not going to be that easy to get it corrected. According to a recent notification issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), correcting your date of birth on the Aadhaar card more than once will require you to visit their regional office. 

A new sub-regulation has been inserted in the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016. The notification states that, "Provided that the date of birth of resident can be updated only once. In case the date of birth is to be updated more than once, it can only be done through an exception handling process which may require the resident to visit the Regional Office (RO) of the UIDAI." 

If at the time of enrolling of Aadhaar your date of birth is not mentioned correctly, then you can visit your nearest enrolment centre. However, now if such a correction has to be done a second time, you would have to visit UIDAI's regional centre and get it done through an 'exception handling process'. 

This move appears to be a way to discourage people from making frequent changes to their Aadhaar details such as date of birth (which would normally not require updation more than once) to suit their 'convenience'. Earlier an individual could go to an enrolment centre near their house to get the date of birth corrected. There was no specified limit on the number of times the corrections could be made. 

UIDAI sources say that in genuine cases, change in birth date can be considered provided the said individual has the required documents to prove his/her case. 

UIDAI has also stopped the process of updating Aadhaar details via post. UIDAI, in the initial enrolment rules for Aadhaar, had allowed individuals to update or correct their details via post. As per this method, individuals could update or correct Aadhaar details by sending the duly filled update form (as specified under schedule IV) along with the necessary documents to the specified addresses. However, now, the details can only be updated either online on UIDAI's self-service update portal (SSUP) or by visiting the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre. 

To resolve the problems faced by individuals not having acceptable proof of residence, a new service has been launched by the UIDAI. After submitting the request for address verification, a letter from UIDAI will be sent to the individual's new address containing a secret PIN. The individual will be required to input this secret PIN on the Aadhaar SSUP to verify the change in address. This service is proposed to be launched as a pilot project from January 1, 2019, with a full roll-out of the service from April 1, 2019. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Postal Services in the country - Lok Sabha Q&A

Date : 09.08.2018


Lok Sabha Q & A dated 08 Aug 2018: Postal Services in the country - New Product, Revenue Earned and Proposal to increase the usage of Postal Service.


(a) the services provided/being provided by the Department of Posts in the country during the last three years along with the revenue earned/being earned therefrom, service-wise and year-wise;

(b) whether there has been a decline in the use of various postal services during the said period and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government proposes to take any steps to increase the usage of postal services in the country and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the details of new postal services, if any, introduced/being introduced by the Government during the said period?  


Reintroduction Of Old Pension Scheme : Lok Sabha Q&A

Date : 10.08.2018

Reintroduction Of Old Pension Scheme : Lok Sabha Q&A


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4075
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 10, 2018/SHRAVANA 19, 1940 (SAKA)
REINTRODUCTION OF OLD PENSION SCHEME
Shri Rakesh Singh

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state

the details of drawbacks of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) introduced for the Government officials;

whether the NPS is not as beneficial monetarily as the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and if so, the details thereof;

whether the Government employees are disgruntled with the NPS and if so, the details thereof; and

whether the Government proposes to reintroduce the OPS replacing the NPS, if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Shiv Pratap Shulda)

(a) & (b) National Pension System (NPS) has been designed giving utmost importance to the welfare of the subscribers. Government has made a conscious move to shift from the defined benefit pension scheme to defined contribution pension scheme i.e. NPS, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill. There are a number of benefits available to the employees under NPS. Some of the benefits are enlisted below:

  • NPS is a well designed pension system managed through an unbundled architecture involving intermediaries appointed by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) viz. pension funds, custodian, central record keeping and accounting agency, National Pension System Trust, trustee bank, points of presence and Annuity service providers. It is prudently regulated by PFRDA which is a statutory regulatory body established to promote old age income security and to protect the interest of subscribers of NPS.
  • The pension wealth which accumulates over a period of time till retirement grows with a compounding effect. The all-in-costs of the institutional architecture of NPS are among the lowest in the world.
  • Contribution made to the NPS Tier-I account is eligible for tax deduction under the Income Tax Act, 1961. An additional tax rebate of Rs.50000 is also allowed for contributions made to NPS Tier-I under Section 80CCD (1B) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Subscribers can withdraw up to 25% of their own contributions before attaining age of superannuation, subject to certain conditions. Further, PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 10.08.2017 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.
  • PFRDA has increased the maximum age limit from 60 years to 65 years for joining NPS-All Citizen Model and Corporate Sector Model, vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 06.10.2017.
  • PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018” dated 02.2018 has facilitated easy exit & withdrawal in case of disability and incapacitation of the subscriber covered under NPS.
  • Transparency and Portability is ensured through online access of the pension account by the NPS subscribers, across all geographical locations and portability of employments.

(c) & (d) Representations have been received which inter alia also include the demand that the Government may revert to old defined benefit pension system. However, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and competing claims on the fiscal, there is no proposal to replace the NPS with old pension scheme in respect of Central Government employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004.