Monday, 29 August 2016

51 post offices in TS, AP to be payments bank branches

Hyderabad: A total of 51 Post Offices (POs) in Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh have been identified for functioning as payments bank branches, providing a slew of services, including distribution of financial products. These offices - 34 in Andhra Pradesh and 17 in Telangana - will operate as branches of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). 
IPPB came into existence after it received certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, setting the stage for the new bank to start operations in 2017. Similarly, 17 POs have been identified for IPPB branches in Telangana. Of these, Hyderabad GPO will be operational as IPPB branch by March 2017 and remaining 16 by September 2017, Rai said.

The benefits of IPPB include doorstep banking through postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks, distribution of third party financial products like loans, insurance, pension products, mutual funds, international and domestic remittances, payment of utility bills, municipal dues, fees, government payments, taxes, DBT and MNREGA disbursements, among others.

"IPPB will drive the benefits of financial inclusion by bringing a host of financial products to suit the needs of different strata of society with special focus on the marginalised sections rural areas," Rai added.

Government may relax ‘creamy layer’ norms for OBC reservation

The Social Justice Ministry is working on a proposal to raise the annual income ceiling of OBCs to Rs 8 lakh, according to official sources.

Almost 27 per cent of seats in government jobs and educational institutions are reserved for OBCs provided the annual income of the family is up to Rs 6 lakh and those who earn above that are referred to as the ‘creamy layer’. (Source: PTI Photo)
With a large number of vacancies in government jobs meant for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) remaining unfilled for want of candidates, the government is mulling relaxing the ‘creamy layer’ criterion by raising the income ceiling to Rs 8 lakh annually.
Almost 27 per cent of seats in government jobs and educational institutions are reserved for OBCs provided the annual income of the family is up to Rs 6 lakh and those who earn above that are referred to as the ‘creamy layer’ and are not eligible for reservation. Raising the ceiling would result in a larger pool of candidates eligible for government jobs and seats in educational institutions.
The Social Justice Ministry is working on a proposal to raise the annual income ceiling of OBCs to Rs 8 lakh, according to official sources. A Cabinet note is likely to be moved in this regard soon, they said. When contacted National Comission for Backward Classes (NCBC) Member Ashok Saini told media that the panel had recommended more than doubling the income ceiling to Rs 15 lakh.
“Even two decades after reservation (was introduced), out of 27 per allocated quota, it has been seen that only 12-15 per get utilised. As per our analysis, the major reason behind this is the ceiling on annual income,” Saini said.
As per Mandal Comission report, in 1980 OBCs constituted 52 per cent of India’s population. The panel’s report was based on the 1931 census. The National Sample Survey Organisation had in 2006 pegged the OBC population at 41 per cent.

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For MTS with basic pay 7000/- on 01.01.2016, Option-2, Fixation from date of promotion is beneficial.

Here is the illustration..

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Transfer / Postings in the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26.08.2016

Transfer / Postings in the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26.08.2016

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the service

1.Ms. T.M. Sreelatha (lPoS:1996) DPS (Mails & BD), AP Circle  is promoted to SAG and posted as PMG, Vishakhapatnam Region, Andhra Pradesh Circle Against vacant post.

2. Ms. Radhika Chakravarthy (lPoS - 1996) DPS(HQ), AP Circle is promoted to SAG and posted as PMG, Chennai, TN Circle Against vacant post. 

Promotion and Postings of SAG officers to HAG of IPoS Group A and transfers / postings of regular HAG officers

1. Brig. B. Chandrashekhar (lPoS-1987) CPMG, UP Circle  is transferred and posted as CPMG, Telangana Circle Against vacant post (newly created).

2. Sh. Y.P. Rai (IPoS 1984) CPMG, Andhra Pradesh Circle is transferred and posted as CPMG, UP Circle vice Sri B.chandrasekhar transferred.

Extension of benefits of "Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity" to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New De1hi-110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.


Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their OM No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No.38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.

2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. Note No.1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.

4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1_2004.

(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)

Friday, 26 August 2016


Rule 5. CCS (RP)-2016 says: Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure.– Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed: Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the  date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:
Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion orupgradation, as the case may be.


OPTION NUMBER 02:-   One can opt to continue to draw in old pay until

Let  X is drawing pay (G.Pay: Rs 2800)   16490 in VI CPC is opted to fix his pay on DNI (01.07.2016)  what is the benefit:

On  01.01.2016   Pay:  16490

      01.07.2016      Rs.   16990

 Pay fixed in   7 CPC  :   (16990*2.57 = 43664)    PAY MATRIX LEVEL 5  :  Rs.44100

Note : If he opted to fix his pay on 01.01.2016  his new pay is : (16490*2.57=42379) fixed at Rs. 42800 on 01.07.2016  pay is Rs.  44100.

(b)Date of Subsequent Increment:  Let he opts to fix on subsequent increment i.e on 01.07.2017.

  Pay on ; 01.07.2016        Rs. 16990
 On            01.07.2017       Rs.17500

Pay fixed in    7 CPC  :  (17500*2.57= 44975 ) fixed at Rs. 45400.

Note : If he opted to fix his pay on 01.01.2016  . his pay on 01.01.2016 is   Rs. 42800  and on 01.07.2016 his pay is Rs.44100/-  on 01.07.2017  Rs. 45400.

 fixation of pay on next and Subsequent increment is not useful for general cases  and loss of arrears also.
(c) Vacates His post / Ceases to draw in existing Pay Structure:
Applicable in some special cases only.

(D) PROMOTION / MACP (UPGRADATIONS) TOOK PLACE BETEEN 01.01.2016 TO 25.07.2016 (Date of notification  of Rules) :-

The  Promoted/ Upgraded employees  falling between  this dates can opt to fix pay from Date of  promotion/ up gradation.   And they will exercise  FR22 (i) (a) (i)  also.

The case of those promoted after issue of gazette notification is not a new one.  In all pay commissions such a clause from date of implementation to date of gazette is the cutoff date for exercise option for Promotions.  On consultation with   so many account experts clarified that we cannot interpret the  Rule-5 CCS (RP)-2016 as a general case to opt at any time after Gazette . HENCE THOSE WHO GOT PROMOTED  / MACP UPGRADED AFTER 25.07.2016  HAS NO OPTION TO CONTINUE TO DRAW IN OLD PAY TILL PROMOTION / UPGRADATION.   Only way to opt fixation on 01.01.2016 . This is a heavy Loss to employees under Rs.2800  promoted to Rs. 4200/- . Impact of  7th CPC on this employees is huge loss in pay and allowances compared with others just promoted in few months.  (by :- M.S.Reddy : (P.O & RMS) –Ex Accountant)

Taking of Fraud prevention measures - Debit Freeze to 0340 etc

In continuation of earlier fraud prevention measures taken vide SB Order 5/2016 along with its Addendum, the competent authority has decided to take the following further measures:-

  • Complete Debit Freeze to office account 0340. No withdrawal/debit transactions can be done from this office account; wherever posting of accounts closed by BO are to be posted, the repayment account ID should be changed to office account 0339.
  • At the time of closure of any account, if payment is to be made by Postmaster Cheque, then repayment account ID should be entered as 0340 account.
  • Arrears/GPF or any payments to be made to serving employees with the approval of competent authority should be made from the Salary Account 0409 and not from 0340.
  • All other Government Subsidies should be done from the DBT Account 0410.
If customer has a Savings Account in CBS Post Office, Closure proceeds of all RD/TD/MIS/NSC/KVP/SCSS accounts, can be credited to customer's Savings Account by selecting 'Transfer' mode, but the Savings Account and any of the RD/TD/MIS/NSC/KVP/SCSS Account should be under same CIF or there should be a match between at least one of the CIFs if there is a joint account. In case of CIF Mismatch error, please first merge both the CIFs after due verification if required and then proceed for closure. 

During account opening & account modification of RD/TD/MIS/NSC/KVP/SCSS accounts, before entering customer's Savings account as repayment account or Repayment of interest credit account, user has to ensure that only SB account which has the same CIF as the TDA type account can be linked. In case of error, both the CIFs of same depositor have to be first merged by doing due verification.

No Intersol withdrawal transaction of more than Rs.25,000/- at the counter either through cash or transfer of through POSB Cheque (except for new investment) should be allowed. This validation is being placed in Finacle also.

Revision of foreign postage rates of letter post items with effect from 01.09.2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016


Happy Janmashtami

7th Pay commission has just given a small hike in pay where as many anomalies !

Recent pay commission has just given a small hike in pay where as many anomalies are likely to arise .

Pay differences for Promotees and Non Promotees are seen and the non Promotees found getting higher than the actual promotees.. eg. A person who has been selected as Post Office Inspector in 2006 (6th Pay Commission ) will be receiving lesser pay as against the person who has failed or not opted for the Postal Inspector Post after implementation of 7th Pay commission 

Promotional loss are seen for officials promoted from 2800/- grade pay to 4200/- grade up to 01.07.2017.. Officials can opt for next increment for fixation if promotion falls before 01.07.2017. 

Heavy loss for option to take fixation from 01.07.2017 and officials have to forgo all the arrears of Pay Commission until their next increment. This has caused greater dissatisfaction among the employees. 

Promotion to next level provide only one increment and does not provide any additional benefit. Even if the officials decline promotion they would get the same in their next date of increment.


Procedure to Generate the Live accounts report in DOP Finacle

Procedure to Generate the Live accounts report in DOP Finacle

Written By Admin,PoTools on Aug 25, 2016 | 8:51 AM

  • One of the most commom report in every month we will generate is to know the number of live accounts in a particular SOL ID.
  • Generally in DOP Finacle for generation of previous day's reports and statistical reports Infy is maintaining separate server which is known as MIS Server.
  • MIS server is nothing but Reports Server which has lot of reports which every one can go through by invoking the menu HFINRPT and view the reports available for the users.
  • MIS server is very important for SBCO staff as they need to verify the reports which are received from the PO's with the system generated LOT. Hence MIS server is very important for report generation.
  • MIS URL is
  • SBCO staff should regurlay login to MIS URL and generate the reports for checking of the vochers, LOT's and consolidations to tally with cash book.
  • MIS URL access is given only to Supervisors and SBCO staff this is for kind information.
  • Procedure for generation of Live accounts report in step by step procedure is mentioned below.

Step by Step Procedure for generation of Live accounts Reports in MIS URL :- 

  • Then invoke the menu HFINRPT and then click on Go as shown in the below figure
  • Then in the above enter Page 2 as the Live accounts report is available in the mentioned page as shown in the below screen
  • Then select the report Common_ No. Of Live Accounts report as shown in the below figure

  • Then click on the Live accounts then the system will show the below screen as shown in the below figure

In the next step enter the Following details as mentioned below
Enter the From Date ___________
Enter the To Date ___________
Scheme COde As ALL
Enter the Sol/Set ID _____________
" Always enter the From Date and To Date as same date otherwise report will not be generated "
  • In the next step click on Submit then the system will show the below screen as shown

  • Click on Ok then view the report in HPR after 15 minutes then the system will display the below screen as shown in the below figure

  • From the above screen it is clear the report is generated successfully in HPR select the report and view the report as shown in the below figure


  1. Always Enter From date and To date as same to generate the no of live accounts in MIS URL otherwise report will not be generated in quick time.
  2. Also don't try to generate the reports in MIS URL for Set id the system will not generate the report always try for individual SOL id for quick response from the server.

How to verify account opened wrongly in Supervisor of Single Hand Post office

As you know there are huge rush and a lot of work in single hand post office. Only one person has to perform all the activity and schedule work of office. It is human tendency that any mistake may be happened in this situation

Now the situation is that one account is wrongly opened in supervisor. He try to verify the account in super but an error "The same user can not be verified this record" as like below screen shoot is coming.

CPA can't be verify it due to non available of verification menu. In this condition the following two method are taken. We take an example of RD account wrongly opened in Supervisor.

First Method:-

First Login with CPA
Menu Shortcut - CRDOAACM (Modification Before Verification)
A/c ID -
Don't Change anything. Just click on Submit button
Now Login with Super
Menu Shortcut - CRDOAACV
A/c ID -
This theory will apply to all type of account. First do modification before verification then verify.

Second Tough Method:-

  • Email to your CPA for assign temporary role of supervisor to your CPA.
  • Then verify account.
  • Request again to remove temporary role of supervisor to your CPA
  • In this process minimum 1-2 Hrs may be spend.So choose first method which is easier. This will be done at all offices where one supervisor exist.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

7th CPC : Committee on allowances invites employees union on 1st September

The Committee of Secretaries headed by Finance Secretary reviewing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, is going to have the second meeting on September 

In order to get a first-hand view on the demand of the Central government employees, the Committee of Secretaries has invited the representatives of National Joint Council of Action for talks. "... the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of National Joint Council of Action in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances", said the letter from Finance Ministry addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, NJCA.

In view of the strong protest staged by the representatives of Employee Associations and other stakeholders, government decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, will be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members before taking a final decision. 

To the disappointment of government employees, the Justice A K Mathur panel had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.

The Committee was to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.

Govt mulls banning cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh

Government is examining SIT’s recommendation of banning cash transactions of over Rs 3 lakh in a bid to clamp down on black money in the economy, CBDT Chairperson Rani Singh Nair said today.

The move follows Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money recommending banning cash transactions of Rs 3 lakh and above and restricting cash holding with individuals and industry to Rs 15 lakh to curb illegal wealth in the country.
“These recommendations have come. It (banning cash transactions over Rs 3 lakh) is under examination. SIT recommendations are under consideration,” she told reporters on the sidelines of an Assocham event here.
The Income Tax Department, she said, has already put a 1 per cent TCS on cash transactions and made quoting of PAN mandatory.
“All these aspects are part of SIT recommendations to stop use of cash in the economy. Suggestion on Rs 3 lakh and above is under consideration,” she said.
The SIT, headed by Justice M B Shah (retired), last month submitted its fifth report to the Supreme Court on steps needed to curb black money.
Noting that a large amount of unaccounted wealth is stored in cash, the SIT said: “Having considered the provisions which exist in this regard in various countries and also having considered various reports and observations of courts regarding cash transactions, the SIT felt that there is a need to put an upper limit to cash transactions.”
It recommended a total ban on cash transactions of Rs 3 lakh and above and that “an Act be framed to declare such transactions as illegal and punishable under law”.
Suggesting an upper limit of Rs 15 lakh on cash holding, SIT had stated that special permission of the Commissioner of Income Tax of the area should be taken in this regard.

Corrupt employees suspension can’t continue beyond 90 days

New Delhi: The suspension of government employees accused of corruption cannot continue beyond 90 days, the Centre said today. 

It has asked secretaries of all departments to ensure that chargesheets against such employees are issued within three months time.
It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched against such employees, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order.
Citing a Supreme Court verdict, the DoPT said it has been decided that where a government servant is placed under suspension, “the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the chargesheet is not served to the charged officer”.
As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension, it said.
“As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time,” the DoPT said in the order to all the secretaries.
The apex court while hearing a case has held that the currency of a suspension order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer or employee.
If the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension, it has said.

Gazette notification for Simple Reversionary Bonus on Rural Postal Life Insurance for the year 2014-15


Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification regarding E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee: DoPT OM No. A-27012/ 01/ 2015-Estt.(AL) dated 22nd August, 2016:-

No. A-27012/ 01/ 2015-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 22nd August, 2016.


Subject: Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel Training’s OM. No.12011/ 03/ 2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject mentioned above and to say that E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukul Ratra)