Monday, December 24, 2018

Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - regarding standard forms for intimation/ permission under the rules and expenditure incurred on repairs or minor construction work in respect of immovable property - regarding : DoPT

Date : 24.12.2018

Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - regarding standard forms for intimation/ permission under the rules and expenditure incurred on repairs or minor construction work in respect of immovable property - regarding : DoPT

Seeding of Mobile number in POSB accounts -Regarding

Date : 24.12.2018

Seeding of Mobile number in POSB accounts -Regarding.


Merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries with CGHS : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Date : 24.12.2018

Merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries with CGHS : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.



New Norms for Withdrawal of National Pension System (NPS).

Date : 24.12.2018

New Norms for Withdrawal of National Pension System (NPS).



The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has changed the norms for withdrawal of National Pension System (NPS) subscribers. Keeping in view the possibility of sudden financial needs of the subscribers, the requirement of minimum period under National Pension System (NPS) for availing the facility of partial withdrawal from the mandatory Tier-I account of the subscriber has been reduced from 10 years to 3 years from the date of joining w.e.f. 10th August, 2017. The minimum gap of 5 years between two partial withdrawals has also been removed w.e.f. 10th August, 2017.

A subscriber is eligible for three partial withdrawals during the period of subscription under NPS, each withdrawal not exceeding twenty-five percent of the contributions made by the subscriber and excluding contributions made by the employer. There is, however, no restriction on withdrawals from the Tier-II account of the subscriber.

The extent and purpose for which partial withdrawals from the Tier-I account under NPS are permissible are as under:

Purpose (i) for higher education and marriage of his or her children including a legally adopted child;

(ii ) for the purchase or construction of a residential house or flat in his or her own name or in a joint name with his or her legally wedded spouse. In case, the subscriber already owns either individually or in the joint name a residential house or flat, other than ancestral property, no withdrawal under these regulations shall be permitted;

(iii) for treatment of specified illnesses: if the subscriber, his legally wedded spouse, children, including a legally adopted child or dependent parents suffer from any specified illness, which shall comprise of hospitalization and treatment in respect of the following diseases:

(a) Cancer;

(b) Kidney Failure (End Stage Renal Failure);

(c) Primary Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension;

(d) Multiple Sclerosis;

(e) Major Organ Transplant

(f) Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;

(g) Aorta Graft Surgery;

(h) Heart Valve Surgery;

(i) Stroke;

(j) Myocardial Infarction;

(k) Coma;

(l) Total blindness;

(m) Paralysis;

Accident of serious/ life threatening nature.

(o) Any other critical illness of a life threatening nature as stipulated in the circulars, guidelines or notifications issued by the Authority from time to time.

Towards meeting the expenses by subscriber for skill development/re-skilling or for any other self-development activities.

Towards meeting the expenses by subscriber for establishment of own venture or any start-ups.

To meet medical & incidental expenses arranging out of disability or incapacitation suffered.

Limits: The subscriber should have been in the National Pension System at least for a period of three years from the date of his or her joining; The subscriber shall be permitted to withdraw accumulations not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the contributions made by him or her and standing to his or her credit in his or her individual pension account, as on the date of application for withdrawal;

Frequency: The subscriber shall be allowed to make partial withdrawals for a maximum of three times during the entire tenure of subscription under the NPS. There is, however, no minimum time gap now stipulated between two partial withdrawals.

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

Meeting held on PM Grade cadre restructuring on20.12.2018.

Date : 24.12.2018

Meeting held on PM Grade cadre restructuring on20.12.2018.

On 20-12-2018 a meeting held on PM Grade cadre restructuring under the chairmanship of Member personnel. CPMG Karnataka,  DDG Estt,  Director staff,  APMG Kerala,  participated from official side. 

TNRahate SG FNPO,  Sivaji Vasireddy,  GS NAPE c,  R Sarvanan,  AGS, NAPE c participated from FNPO side.  The following recommended and chairman responded positively.     

1. As the nature of duties are one and same PM Grade cadre should me merged with general lane LSG,  HSGii and HSG I,.  

2. Seniority should be fixed in CLG according to their date of entry in that cadre.  

3.Process should be completed as early as possible.  

4. Based on merging PM Gr III NFG strength should be increased.  

5. NFG should be granted to the official where he is working itself but not identify posts.  

6.PSSgroup B 6% should remain unchanged for GL.  

7. Old system of 1/3rd LSG examination should be restored and consider eligible service as 3 years to encourage younger generation.  

8. One time relaxation in service condition for promotion to HSGii and HSG I, should be given as there is no financial implication and arrest shortage of staff.                  

Sivaji Vasireddy,  GS,  NAPE c

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners - Stagnation increment regarding.

Date : 24.12.2018

Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners - Stagnation increment regarding.


Transfer/postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of the lndian Postal Service, Group 'A'.

Date : 24.12.2018

Transfer/postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of the lndian Postal Service, Group 'A'.