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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

OUR POST MASTER CADRE OFFICIAL SRI Y.SATISH, PM(GRADE-I) RECEIVED BEST POST MASTER AWARD FROM SRI Y.UPENDER, IPoS, DPS, VSPM ON SWACHYA BHARAT CAMPAIGN...  POST MASTER BLOG WISHES HIM ALL THE BEST.....




REMUNERATION PAYABLE TO FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURER/PART TIME LABOUR/WORKERS ENGAGED ON CONTINGENCY BASIS

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INFORMATION RELATING TO ASSETS AND LIABILITIES UNDER LOKPAL AND LOKAYUKTHA AND FILING OF AIPR UNDER CCS(CONDUCT) RULES, 1964 - CIRCULATION OF INSTRUCTIONS - REG.

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REVISED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ENGAGEMENT TO GDS POSTS

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

DEAR POST MASTERS & SUPERVISORS,

IT IS LEARNT THAT GENERAL SECRETARY, AIAPS(GL) HAD FORWARDED COPY OF LATEST CONSTITUTION TO THE CIRCLE OFFICE, HYDERABAD.  IT MIGHT HAVE REACHED C.O.   LET US WAIT FOR A POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM CIRCLE ADMINISTRATION.  DUE TO BUSY TOUR SCHEDULE OF HON'BLE CHIEF PMG, OUR C/S UNABLE TO MEET HIM PERSONALLY TO DISCUSS OUR ASSOCIATION ISSUES.  WE HOPE THAT WE WILL GET CALL FROM C.O. FOR FOUR MONTHLY MEETING.
CONSIDERATION OF MARRIED SON AS A DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT AS GDS

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REVIEW OF MERIT POINTS UNDER COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT SCHEME

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REVIEW OF PENALTIES SPECIFIED IN RULE-9 OF GDS(CONDUCT & EMPLOYMENT) RULES, 2011

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PREFERENCE TO CASUAL LABOURERS IN THE MATTER OF ENGAGEMENT AS GRAMIN DAK SEVAK - REVIEW THERE OF

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REVISED SELECTION PROCESS FOR ENGAGEMENT TO ALL APPROVED CATEGORIES OF GDS

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

NOTIFICATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT TO THE CADRE OF POSTMAN/MAIL GUARD FOR THE YEAR 2015 - LAST DATE FOR APPLYING ON LINE IS 16.02.2015

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

CCS(CONDUCT) RULES - 1964 -FILING OF ANNUAL PROPERTY RETURNS

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GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE(FMA) TO RETIRED CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES RESIDING IN AREAS NOT COVERED UNDER CGHS


RECEIPT OF PLI AWARD FOR THE YEARS 2011-12 AND 2012-13 IN VISAKHAPATNAM REGION

Sri K.Sekhar, Gr.I PM, Palasa SO receiving Best Performer in PLI from Sri Y.Upender, IPoS, DPS, Visakhapatnam Region


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

INTRODUCTION OF AADHAR ENABLED BIO-METRIC ATTENDANCE SYSTEM(AEBAS)

DIVISION/UNIT WISE ALLOTMENT OF PA/SAs SELECTED CANDIDATES IN RESPECT OF EXAMINATION HELD ON 25.05.2014 - A.P.CIRCLE

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SELECTION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PTC, MYSORE

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

WISH YOU HAPPY PONGAL TO ALL POST MASTERS AND BLOG VIEWERS.......


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Change in "Sankranti" Holiday from 14.01.15 to 15.01.2015 for AP & Telungana States. 

HOLIDAY DECLARED FOR SANKRANTHI FESTIVAL ON 14.01.2015 IS CHANGED TO 15.01.2015 FOR ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA STATES.  RESTRICTED HOLIDAY IS DECLARED ON 14.01.2015.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE'S LTC LIKELY TO COVER FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Leave Travel Concession for Central Government employees is likely to be extended to cover trips to foreign countries too. Although these are unconfirmed reports, we are sharing the news reports that have appeared in leading English newspapers recently. 
 
Traveling abroad is a dream for most Indian families. The Centre’s attempts to fulfill this dream are worth appreciating. Although initially the scheme covers only four countries (Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka), traveling to a foreign country, with the expenses paid by the Government, is no small accomplishment. Traveling abroad with the entire family is bound to elevate the social status of the employee among his friends and relatives. 
Newspapers claim that the decision was influenced by a desire to boost tourism to neighbouring countries after Prime Minister Modi’s trip to the SAARC meeting. 
 
Air travel concession under LTC Scheme to the North East Region was launched by the Centre in 2008 in order to boost tourism to those states. The concession was then extended to cover Jammu and Kashmir. Now, the concession also covers Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The DoPT issued orders on 26.9.2014 that the relaxation to travel by air to NER, J&K and A&N with effect from September 2014.
 
In the past, All India LTC was granted once every four years to Central Government employees, to travel by train to a selected place and reimburse the ticket expenses. The fact that, from those humble beginnings, it has come this far, is a welcome development. 
 
From general compartment-travels, the concession was upgraded to the air-conditioned class. Then, it was given for air travels. Now, the scheme is all set to cover trips to foreign countries. 
 
Source : CGEN
LIST OF CBS OFFICES

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2014 – An Unforgettable Year for Central Government 


2014 was a year of expectations, disappointments, and trials and tribulations for Central Government Employees and Pensioners too.

About Central Govt Employees at a glance 2014 – This article brings you some important events and announcements…

Strike: The year began with a collective decision of all employees federations to go on a strike demanding, among other things, 50% DA merger, and date of effect of the 7th CPC. When it became clear that there was going to be a change of government at the Centre, the federations began to plan their moves in order to somehow convince the Congress Government to accept their demands. At last, the Confederation alone held protests on February 10 and 11. Other federations announced that they want to resolve the issue by holding talks and withdrew their strike plans. But the Central Government remained unmoved.

Retirement Age: A huge rumour started that in a desperate attempt to secure votes, the party at the Centre would be more than willing to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Despite a number of questions that were raised in the Parliament, and clarifications that were given for it, the topic somehow never quite died away. At least once every year, the issue makes headlines and vanishes.

7th Pay Scale: All the employees federations and associations, including the National Council – JCM, presented separate memorandums to the 7th Pay Commission listing their demands and expectations. Of particular interest was the ‘Expected Pay Structure‘, which described how the new pay package should be.

Income Tax: Since there were earlier news that the new income tax limit would likely be raised to Rs. 5 lakhs, a lot was expected from Arun Jaitley. But, he raised the income tax limit to Rs. 2.5 lakhs and the 80C limits to Rs. 1.5 Lakhs.

6-day work week: A lot of buzz was created when news appeared that 6-day work week was going to be soon implemented, particularly in Delhi circle.

Aadhaar Based Biometric Attendance System: Biometric attendance system, based on finger prints, were implemented in Central Government offices all over the country. Aadhaar Card-based attendance system was also introduced.

Air Travel on LTC: The popular air travel LTC facility was extended by another two years in September. In addition to J&K and NER, the facility now covers Andaman and Nicobar Islands too.

New announcements kept pouring in after Modi Government took charge.

Clean India: Orders were issued to clean up the country under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. Since the movement was going to be launched on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the national holiday was cancelled.

Declaration of Assets: Central Government employees were asked to submit information about their assets and debts to the government.

Digital Life Certificates: In November, the Central Government made arrangements to issue Aadhaar Card-based ‘Digital Life Certificates’ for pensioners.

Retirement Age 58: Fear and tension prevailed among Central Government employees when announcements appeared that the Centre was actually planning to reduce the retirement age. The Government then denied such plans.

Courtesy: www.7thpaycommissionnews.in

Monday, 5 January 2015

EXPECTED INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE(DA) FROM JANUARAY, 2015 WILL BE 6%

The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three).
In the coming months, if the AICPIN value remains at 253 or 1 to 4 point increase or decrease based (249 to 257) then we may get up to 6% DA increase i.e. 113%.below 249 for example (incase 248) 5 point decrease only get 5% DA


Saturday, 3 January 2015

TOP PERFORMERS YEAR-2 CHANGE NETWORK

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LETTER RECEIVED FROM CIRCLE OFFICE, HYDERABAD REGARDING PROVIDING TRADE UNION FACILITIES TO AIAPS(GL) ASSOCIATION


REVISION OF RATES OF HONORARIUM TO INQUIRY OFFICERS AND PRESENTING OFFICERS


COLLECTION OF SERVICE TAX FROM ALL PLI/RPLI INSURANTS(EXCEPT J&K) FROM 01.01.2015



Friday, 2 January 2015

REPLY GIVEN DURING JCM MEETING HELD AT DIRECTORATE REGARDING POSTAL SUPERVISORS AND POST MASTER CADRE OFFICIALS

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SL.NO.
ITEM NO.
AGENDA ITEM
DECISION TAKEN
ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY
 1

Grant of Split duty allowance to HSG II, HSG I Postmaster Grade II, Postmaster Grade III SPMs/PMs par with other officials.
Split duty allowance is not being paid to the above category of officials even though they are put into split duty like other officials as they fall under Group ‘B’ classification. Split duty allowance may be paid to the above category officials ordered for split duty irrespective of their classification.


Since the officials in the Group ‘B’ are not granted Split duty allowance as per DOPT orders, it will be examined whether they should be put on Split duty or not.

DDG (Estt)


Split duty allowance at par with Transport allowance
The split duty allowance is a compensation granted for those officials brought on split duty enabling them to commute between home and office in the break. The rate is too low fixed very long before and it is quite essential to be granted equivalent to transport allowance. Hence it is requested to raise the split duty allowance to the level of Transport allowance as both are purported to be granted for same reasons.

The proposal will be referred to the 7th Pay Commission for examination.
DDG (Estt)
 2


Enhancement of financial powers to LSG, HSG II, HSG I officials.
In the present scenario of technology and marketing oriented environment, all the Postmasters at the level of LSG, HSG II & HSG I (Including Postmaster Grades) needed to be equipped with enhanced financial powers. For the sake of customer hospitality and small needs of computer related spares, some funds are needed to be stocked at the disposal of such LSG, HSG II, HSG-I level Postmasters. In the back drop of implementation of CBS & CIS and commencement of CPCs under CIS at all HOs there is a definite requirement of enhanced financial powers to provide hospitality to visiting customers to avail insurance services as the same trend is prevailing with our market competitors.
Agreed, in principle.  The details will be worked out.
DDG (Estt)



Cadre restructuring implementation.
Implement Cadre Restructuring in Postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
The examination of proposals regarding Cadre Restructuring will be expedited and settled within a period of six months.
DDG (Estt)


Grant of HRA to the officials who are not provided with standard accommodation
  1. The accommodation provided by institutions / Govt. Establishments is not according to the schedule of Accommodation. The rent paid by the department is also nominal. But the officials are foregoing HRA in huge quantum.
  2. In rural / semi urban areas the rent paid by department is less than the HRA foregone by the officials.
  3. The erstwhile accommodation of A Class, LSG is provided to the officials working in HSG I or without provided the quarters as per schedule of Accommodation.
In all the cases, the quarters may be delinked and officials provided with HRA.

The powers have been delegated to CPMGs.  A decision is to be taken by CPMGs on each case based on merits.
ITEM CLOSED
 4


Request for sanctioning the 1/4th of full daily allowance, as special allowance, to those who are compulsorily to  take up the boarding and lodging at the training institutes:
·         As per the GOI (3) 2 below SR 164, the officials staying in the residential training programs by paying the fixed rates are to be given special allowance.
·         The plea of passing authorities that the new DA rule w.e.f 1.9.2008 cannot be applied is not tenable. As per new rule from 1.9.2008, except new rates (comprising of three components viz. food bill, accommodation and local travel expenditure} none of the other conditions that were in prevalence as on 1.9.2008 were amended. In fact options to claim on either old rate or new rates have also been accorded to options claimants. While the stipulations are so firm and amenable, the contention that the rules prior to 1.9.2008 are extinct is not correct.
·         For an example , an official in GP 2400/- has to pay Rs.230 per day for compulsory stay in campus at PTC ,Madurai whereas the same official is entitled to a maximum of Rs.675/-(450+150+75) if they are at liberty to stay outside.
·         The difference between the expenditure under compelled state of affair and the official own choice of stay is only sought to be cushioned in  the form special allowance to be cushioned in the form  of special allowance  to  equivalent to 1/4th of the DA. This underlying principal and spirit of rule for special kind of DA and officials are to suffer the loss nevertheless legitimate bindings, leave alone, natural justice behold of officials welfare.

The proposal will be taken with Ministry of Finance.
DDG (Estt)
 5

Enhancement of Financial Powers of PMG to condemn of Computer Hardware:
The computer and hardware supplied to almost all the post offices are out dated and required to be condemned. Presently, the Regional PMGs have financial power to condemn computer hardware upto Rs 200000/- per year. These financial powers are very low considering the conditions of computers and hardware in almost all the post offices. Due to such low financial powers to the PMGs to condemn the computer and hardware, age barred and out dated computers and hardware could not be condemned. This is creating a great problem in offering smooth and quick services to the members of public. Thus it is necessary to improve the Financial Powers of PMGs to condemn the outdated and time barred computers and hardware.
The Regional PMGs have financial powers for replacement of  computer hardware upto Rs.10.00 lakhs.
ITEM CLOSED
 6


Care Taking Allowance for all Postmasters/ Sub-postmasters and Sub-record officers .
The conditions for grant of Care Taking Allowance are fully applicable to all the Postmasters/Sub-Postmasters/Sub-record officers who are doing the CARE TAKERS DUTY apart from their normal duties as a routine. Further, the cleanliness activities are made part and parcel of Memo of Distribution of work Hence Caretaker Allowance @ 10% of pay in the Pay Band is to be paid as prescribed by the Sixth CPC.
There is no justification for grant of Caretaking Allowance to the Postmasters / SPMs / SROs.
ITEM CLOSED
 7

Filling up of all HSG-I Posts as prescribed in the present Recruitment rules.
Present Recruitment rules for the cadre of HSG-I came in to force w.e.f 17th July 2014. All the 1741 posts are needed to be filled with HSG-II officials with prescribed qualifying service and the remaining unfilled posts are to be operated at the level of HSG-II. By this process, there is no need to keep any post vacant in the name of dearth of qualified hands. It is requested to fill up all the HSG-I and HSG-II Posts and the chain vacancies arising in LSG may be filled without any loss of time. All the circles are required to be instructed to fill up all the chain of vacancies in HSG-I, HSG-II LSG by convening DPCs and fill up all the PA vacancies arising out of this promotion process.

nstructions have already been issued to Circles, the same will be reiterated.
DDG(P)
 8

Prompt sittings of DPCs at various levels
Avoid abnormal delay in conducting Departmental promotion Committees (DPCs) at all levels and grant promotion to eligible officials.

Instructions will be reiterated.
DDG(P)
 9

Filling up of Postmaster Grade III vacancies
In the same analogy of filling up of vacant HSG-I Post there is a dire need of filling up of all Postmaster Grade-III Posts in the following ways.

a.                   By relaxing the qualifying years of service in to 3 years par with HSG I RR. The above proposal for relaxation has already been taken up with DOPT/UPSC but pending for a long time.
b.                  Till such time the above relaxation come into force, the Postmaster Grade III posts may be operated in the level of Postmaster Grade II as like provided in the HSG-I recruitment rules. At least by this process, the injustice caused to Postmaster cadre Officials may get a temporary relief. It is worthy to mention here that plenty of Postmaster Grade I officials are in queue with requisite qualifying service awaiting for Postmaster Grade II. By this simple and practical approach the entire Postmaster grade posts in PM Grade III, Postmaster Grade II & Postmaster Grade I will get a fair deal par with General line.


The proposal for relaxing the provisions of the RRs of Postmaster cadre is under consideration in consultation with DOPT.
DDG(P)
 10

Issues of Postmaster cadre officials
It is happened while calling for volunteers for various grades of Postmaster cadre, it was assured to the applicants vide Para 4, 5, 6 of the Directorate letter No. DG (P) No. 4-17/2008-SPB II dated 07.02.2011 that the same years as minimum qualifying service will be adhered for the promotions of Postmaster Grade-I to Postmaster Grade-II and Postmaster Grade-III as in the cases of LSG to HSG-II and HSG-II to HSG-I, many senior HSG-II officials opted for PM Grade II are now by passed by junior HSG-II officials remained in the General line by getting HSG-I on completion of 3 years of qualifying service.

As assured while the initial constitution of Postmaster Grade by the Directorate to maintain same qualifying service, all the Postmaster Grade-II officials having 3 years of service in HSG in HSG II & Postmaster Grade-II combinedly may be promoted to Postmaster Grade-III by taking in to account of anomaly caused to Postmaster Grade-II officials, Since there is clear cut going back from the instructions and assurances, the volunteers opted for Postmaster Grade on the basis of the said assurances may be allowed to switch over to General Line, There is a provision in the extant instructions on returning back the Postmaster cadre official to General line if they are not fulfilling the requisite standards during their probation. As the Postmaster Grade officials are much frustrated of their future career profile are not commensurate with their responsibilities, most of the Postmaster Grade-I and Grade II officials are ready to switch over the General line at least to work in Head offices as supervisors and to fit in PS Group ‘b’ examination.

Proposal is already under submission to DOP&T.
DDG(P)
 11

Issues relating to Postmaster Cadre officials.
a.            Allow to write IP and PS Group ‘B’ examinations

b.      Relaxation in service conditions for promotion from one grade to another, at par with general line promotions.

c.       Filling up of all PS Group ‘B’, PM Grade III and Grade II posts by eligible officials and till that time adhoc-promotion may be granted.

d.      Other related issues such as filling up of 100% senior Postmaster/Chief Postmaster posts earmarked for PM cadre by PM cadre officials alone and maintenance of Circle Gradation list etc.

(a) to (c) The proposal will be examined.

(d) The matter is subjudice.  Action cannot be taken till the OA is disposed.

 12


More PS Group B Posts to General line and others
The percentage of PS Group ‘B’ Posts to General line may be increased to 25 percent in  LDCE and allow all PACO/PA SBCO & SA cadres also to write the examination
The proposal will be examined again on receipt of the same from the Staff Side.

 13

Regular Promotion in LSG/HSG-I to SBCO Cadre
Regular promotion to LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I SBCO Cadre are not taken up periodically in all Circle by convening DPC. As a result, majority of supervisory posts are lying vacant and being managed under office agreements. This pre-empts the availability of eligible LSG officials to go on promotion to HSG-II and HSG-I Cadre and causes extra work load to T/S Pas SBCO. Therefore, it is requested to issue necessary instructions to all Circle Heads to convene the DPC in a time bound manner and accord promotions to the staff every six months.

Repeated.  Item same Sl.No.40.

DDG(P)