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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

HAPPY DASARA WISHES TO ALL POST MASTERS & POSTAL SUPERVISORS AND TRACK-IN VIEWERS OF BLOG



DIRECTORATE LETTER ON "SWACHH SHAPAT" ON 2nd OCTOBER, 2014


STANDARD QUESTIONNAIRE TO VISIT TO BO/SO/HO (CORRIGENDUM)

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EXTENSION OF PPF SCHEME TO PRIVATE SECTOR BANKS

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DIRECTORATE APPEALS TO CONTRIBUTE VOLUNTARILY TO PM RELIEF FUND


GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO CENTRAL GOVT. PENSIONERS

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

POST MASTER'S ASSOCIATION, A.P.CIRCLE GENERAL BODY MEETING

Dear Post Masters,

It is proposed to conduct General Body meeting of Post Master's Association, A.P.Circle at Rajahmundry on 05.10.2014(Sunday) from 10AM to 5PM at Rajahmundry HPO to discuss various issues related to Post Master Cadre and to facilitate newly promoted Grade-III Post Masters.  All Post Master cadre officials and general line LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I PM/SPMs, Supervisors and members of All India Association of Postal Supervisors(AIAPS) are cordially invited to the meeting and make it grand success. 

All are further requested to make train reservations as per schedule. As this will be crucial meeting for us, your attendance is important and may be a turning point for all officials.

Friday, 26 September 2014

GROUP-B POSTINGS IN VIJAYAWADA REGION

R.O, Vijayawada has issued postings to the following senior ASPs who are approved for promotion to PS Group B cadre on Adhoc basis vide memo dated 25.09.2014.
1. Sri P.Rangaiah Naidu, ASRM Vijayawada is posted as SRM YDn Vijayawada vice post vacant.
2. Sri M.Seshagiri rao, ASP(hq) Nizamabad Dn is posted as SPOs Gudivada Dn vice post vacant.

Source:-ipaspandhra
PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS(GDS) FROM 01.07.2014

No. 14-01/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001
                                                                                                                 Dated 25th September, 2014
To,
All Chief Postmasters General
All G.Ms (PAF)/Director of Accounts (Posts).

Subject:          Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (G-DS) at revised retes w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant to another installment of Dearness allowance. With effect from 1st July, 2014 to the Central Government Employee vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/2/2014-E-II (B) dated 18.09.2014, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-1/2012-PAP dated 22.9.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2014. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100% to 107% on the basic time related continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July,2014.

2.         The additional of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3.         The Expenditure on this account shall be debited to the head “salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.
4.         This issue with the concurrence of integrated finance wing vide the dairy No. 159/FA/2014-CS dated 25.09.2014.

(Maj.S.N.Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Copy to:
  1. EA to secretary (P).
  2. All Members of Postal Service Board.
  3. JS & FA (Posts).
  4. Additional DG, APS, R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110056
  5. The Director General (Audit), P&T, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110054
  6. All Directors of Postal Staff College of India & PTCs.
  7. CGM (BD), BD Directorate.
  8. CGM (PLI), PLI Dte. Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 21.
(Maj.S.N.Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Government asks ministries, officials to take cleanliness pledge on Gandhi Jayanti


The Narendra Modi government has asked all ministries to go on an "intensive cleanliness campaign" from September 25 to October 2 in the week to Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, culminating in a Swachta Shapath or cleanliness pledge to be taken by bureaucrats in Delhi on Gandhi Jayanthi. 

Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth asked secretaries to take the cleanliness drive in government offices and public buildings "to the next level so that there is visible and felt impact," in a September 20 note that ET has seen. 

The cleanliness pledge is to be taken by all government officials on October 2, with senior staff personally seeing to it that the week-long drive is pursued vigorously in their departments. Seth asked ministries for a comprehensive action plan to be sent to him by September 22 "so that Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be briefed". 

Modi has already said that he will be picking up the broom on October 2 to clean a public place. 

"The PM has given a call for Swach Bharat as a mass movement to realise Mahatma Gandhi's dream of cleanliness. Each ministry should participate in this national endeavour and undertake cleanliness and awareness campaign in a befitting manner," Seth said. 

"For a campaign of this nature to be successful, there is a need to create massive public awareness and to ensure participation and action for cleaning homes, government offices, schools, hospitals, work places, streets, roads and markets, railway station and bus terminals, statues, monuments, rivers, lakes, ponds and other public places," he said in the note. 

He also said it was important to involve government and public sector officials "at every level" as well as industry groupings in the cleanliness drive. "Effective use of mass media such as radio, TV, and newspapers and digital media such as Internet and mobile may be made in this regard," he said. 

The cabinet secretary said the Union department of water and sanitation has already written to all chief ministers in this regard and asked all ministries to similarly get in touch with related departments in all states.


Source : The Economic Times
MEMBERSHIP OF THE SERVICE UNIONS/ASSOCIATIONS - IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION



Thursday, 25 September 2014

PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ANNUAL PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REPORT (APAR)

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

PROCEDURE FOR BOOKING OF AIR TICKETS ON LTC - CLARIFICATION

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PROMOTION AND POSTING OF OFFICERS OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE(SAG) OF GROUP-A

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TRANSFERS AND POSTINGS OF OFFICERS OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP-A

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IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination 2014

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated :  23rd  September,  2014

1.      All Heads of Circles

Sub:    Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion  to the  cadre of  Inspector  Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 

Sir/Madam,

  I am directed to refer this office letter of even number dated 09-09-2014 wherein the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014  on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were postponed due to devastating flood situation in J & K State.

2.         Now, it has been decided to hold the above mentioned Examination either on 15th and 16th November, 2014 or 22nd and 23rd November, 2014.  The exact schedule will be communicated shortly after fixing the venues for conducting the IP and LGO Examinations by the Outsourced Agency. 

3.         This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. 

Yours faithfully,

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to
1.         F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS(PLB) ORDERS ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS



INFORMATION ON PARITY OF PAY SCALES MANIFESTS IN POSTS OF A SIMILAR NATURE.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

FILLING UP OF SHORT TERM VACANCIES IN THE NEWLY INTRODUCED CADRE OF POSTMASTER

Sub: Filling up of short term vacancies in the newly introduced cadre of 
Postmaster-Reg.

D.G. Posts No. 4-61/2011-SPB.II dated 21 Dec 2011.

I am directed to say that references are being received from Circles seeking clarifications with regard to filling up of the short terms vacancies in Postmaster Grade-I,II & III. It has been reported that representations have been received from Postmaster Grade-I /II officials asking for officiating promotion to Postmaster Grade-II/III although such officials do not fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria stipulated under the relevant Recruitment Rules.

2. It has been clarified vide Dte's letter of even number dated 7/8-2.2011 that the posts of Postmaster Grade-III should not be filled up under initial constitution clause by appointing HSG-I officials for the reason that sufficient number of regular officials in HSG-I would not have become available. It was further clarified that these posts can be filled up only after reviewing the position in the light of options received from eligible officials and appropriate decision taken by the Directorate in the matter. As per clarification No. 4 of Directorate's letter of even number dated 10.2.2011, the posts identified for Postmaster Cadres will be deemed to have been designated as Postmaster Grade-I, II & III with effect only from the dates those are filled up regularly. Therefore, the Post of Postmaster Grade III will be deemed to be so designated only when these are filled up through initial constitution clause. Infact, in terms of the clarification No.4 dated 10.2.2011, these posts cannot be treated as vacant by the Circle. In the given circumstances when at present there are no posts of Postmaster Grade-III in existence, the question of filling up through officiating arrangement does not arise. Thus, till the posts so identified as Postmaster Grade-III will continue to be manned by officials in General line.

3. Regarding officiating arrangement in the vacancies of more than 45 days in Postmaster Grade-I & II, which have become vacant after they are designated as Postmaster Grade-I & II by filling up through initial constitution as clause as per the provisions of Recruitment Rules, the clarification No. 3 given vide Dte. Letter of even number dated 10.2.2011 was issued stating inter-alia that for filling up of leave vacancies / adhoc vacancies for more that 45 days in Postmaster Grade, the procedure prescribed in Dte's letter No. 137-99/2009-SPB.II dated 23.12.2009 should be followed. It is envisaged in the said letter that only those employees in feeder grade fulfilling the eligibility condition prescribed in the Recruitment Rules should be considered for ad-hoc promotion. 

4. Subsequently, Directorate has issued instructions vide letter No. 137-64/2010-BPG.II dated 28.7.2011 permitting grant of officiating pay and Allowances to Selection Grade Officials who officiated in LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I posts in term of Rule 27 of Postal Manual Vol. IV against the vacancies not exceeding three months. As per this Rule, the list of approved officers is prepared by the DPC and approved by the appointing authority and only when administrative exigencies required it, a person not in the list or not the first in order in the list may be appointed.

5. Similar benefit has also been allowed to Selection Grade officials in terms of Rule 50 of Postal Manual Vol. IV which provides for officiating arrangement against the vacancies of short duration i.e. not more than one month and more than four months in the cadres in which promotion is made from officials working in different stations, sub-divisions or divisions in a Circle and in the cadres in which promotion is made from officials working in the same office or station.

6. In view of the above, to make officiating arrangements in vacancies not exceeding three months and vacancies of short duration i.e. not more than one and four months in Postmaster Grade I & II, which become vacant after they are designated as Postmaster Grade-I & II, the Circles may follow the instructions contained in Dte. Letter No. 137-64/2010-SPB-II dated 28..7.2011.


Sd/-
(Alka Tewari)
Assistant Director General (SPN)
WORLD POST DAY ( 9th OCTOBER) CELEBRATIONS - INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY DIRECTORATE




COUNTING OF  OFFICIATING PERIOD AS SERVICE FOR ALL BENEFITS - CAT, CHENNAI ORDERS

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PROVISIONAL KEY FOR LDCE TO THE CADRE OF POST MASTER(GRADE-I) FOR THE YEAR 2014.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES W.E.F 01.07.2014 - ORDERS

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VII PAY COMMISSION VISIT TO MUSSORIE-DEHRADUN

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission has started holding meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a first-hand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Mussoorie/Dehradun between 8th October and 10th October 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission atsecy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.


The last date for receiving request for meeting is 30th September, 2014 (1700 hours).
ANDHRA PRADESH POSTAL CULTURAL MEET TO BE HELD AT ANANTAPUR FROM 29.09.2014 TO 30.09.2014

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FINAL SENIORITY LIST OF POSTAL SERVICE GROUP-B OFFICERS AS ON 01.01.2012 UPDATED UP TO 30.04.2014.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

CIRCLE OFFICE, HYDERABAD ISSUED PROMOTIONS TO THE CADRE OF LSG(POSTAL) FROM PA CADRE

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Facilities Available to Account Holders Under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) to be Extended to the Existing Account Holders as Well 
The Government has decided that the following facilities available to those account holders who have opened their accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) would also be extended to the existing account holders subject to submission of an application by the account holder(s) to the concerned bank branch:

(i) For issuance of RuPay Debit card having inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs.1 lakh;

(ii) For issuance of an overdraft facility of Rs.5000 after satisfactory operations in the account for some time.

The plan (PMJDY) inter-alia, envisages Universal access to banking facilities under which all the six lakh villages across the entire country would be mapped, organised into Sub Service Areas (SSAs) of 1000-1500 households and allocated to the Banks to provide at least one fixed point Banking outlet in form of either a branch or a Business Correspondent (who is named as Bank Mitra). The other components of the plan are providing at least one Basic Banking Account to each household with RuPay Debit card having inbuilt accident insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh; an overdraft facility of Rs.5000 after satisfactory operations in the account for six months. Further, an additional life insurance cover of Rs. 30,000/- is also available to accounts opened up to 26th January, 2015, for which detailed modalities are being worked-out.

The Government has asked the banks to extend overdraft facility of Rs.5,000 as above to only one member, preferably lady of a house-hold.

source:-PIB

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

GRANT OF NON-PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS(AD-HOC BONUS) TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2013-2014

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INSTRUCTIONS ON RE-ALLOTMENT OF POSTAL SERVICE GROUP-B OFFICERS FROM ONE CIRCLE/UNIT TO OTHER CIRCLE/UNIT.

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DRAFT MODEL CADRE REVIEW PROPOSAL 

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PHILATELIC PRODUCTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE  ON "SNAPDEAL"

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

LINE OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN FOR MAKING POST MASTER CADRE AS "DISTINCT CATEGORY"


DEAR POSTMASTER,

ACTION PLAN no 1. (2nd AIC AT JAIPUR)

The future will be determined in part by happenings that it is impossible to foresee; it will also be influenced by trends that are now existent and observable.




This issue will also be discussed in the ensuing Post Masters meeting of A.P.Circle to be held at "Rajahmundry" on 05.10.2014.


DEPARTMENT OF POSTS OPENED EXCLUSIVE WEB SIDE FOR TASK FORCE ON LEVERAGING THE POST OFFICE NETWORK

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

NATIONAL CLEANLINESS DRIVE - MAKING POST OFFICES SPOTLESS, PRESENTABLE AND WELCOMING - WORK BOOK RELEASED BY RAK NATIONAL POSTAL ACADEMY, GHAZIABAD

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

TIME LIMIT FOR FILING ASSETS & LIABILITIES RETURNS EXTENDED UPTO 31.12.2014.

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CLEANLINESS DRIVE IN THE POST OFFICES - A GOOD INITIATE FROM POST MASTER CADRE OFFICIAL 

Under national clean drive program, a call from Prime Minister Shri.Narendra Modi, staff of JOGIPET LSG Sub Post Office, under the guidance of Shri.M.G.S PRASAD Post Master Gr-I initiated the plantation of greenary at Jogipet Post Office(HYDERABAD REGION, A.P.CIRCLE) on 06.09.2014 Saturday evening . Some of pictures are seen....




SETTING UP OF A COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE UNCLAIMED AMOUNTS IN PPF, POSB SCHEMES

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DEPARTMENT OF POSTS DOESN'T HAVE MAN POWER TO EXECUTE "RTI" ACT

Nearly 13 months after Central Information Commission (CIC) directed to issue Right to Information (RTI) stamps instead of Indian Postal Orders and bank drafts or cheques to seek information from government departments, the Department of Posts has said printing presses don't have papers to print stamp papers.

The reply, which the Department of Posts has given for non-compliance to the RTI filed by Delhi-based civil activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal, says: "Both the security printing presses at Nasik and Hyderabad do not have paper to print RTI stamps!'' To this reply, Agarwal took a dig at the postal department saying, "these two presses have sufficient paper to print postal stamps for some foreign countries, apart from adequately equipped for printing commemorative and definitive-series stamps regularly with some stamps like on Sachin Tendulkar printed within a few days of decision-taken, but not for RTI, clearly a discrimination against the game-changer Act and disrespect to the CIC direction.''

On August 27, 2013, the CIC had clearly directed Secretary, Department of Posts, that "RTI applications be accepted in all its 25,000-odd post offices across the country and the RTI stamp of the denomination of Rs.10 be used instead of postal orders and this would be time and cost-effective step.'' But the postal department has its own set of reasons for not issuing the RTI stamps so far.

"The issue of RTI stamps is under examination. A committee has been set up by the Secretary (Posts). All stamps are printed by India Security Press at Nasik and Hyderabad. But currently, both presses are out of stamp papers and the printing of postal stamps has been adversely affected by this. Hence, the matter be raised by the DOP&T with the CMD of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCI) Limited and the Finance Secretary under whose charge SPMCI Ltd operates,'' says the RTI reply by Postal Department.

It also hinted at logistics hurdles as opening nearly 25,000 postal offices for this purpose would demand "dedicated manpower and official infrastructure, including computers, which requires cost. In fact, Department of Posts admitted that it has got "no manpower and extra remuneration even to execute RTI Act by accepting those applications and issuing postal orders for the same through its 4,700 designated post offices.'' The onus thus clearly falls on the government to give mandate, manpower and money to execute CIC direction in its right spirit.

MERGER OF ASP CADRE INTO GROUP-B CADRE - PROPOSAL FOR DISCUSSIONS

No. 25-35/2011-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Dated 25th August, 2014-09-09

To,
          The General Secretary,
          All India Association of Inspectors and
          Assistant Superintendents, Posts,
          CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony,
          Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi 110054.

Subject : Merger of ASP Cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre – Proposal regarding.



Sir,
          Kindly refer to your letters No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger ASP/2013 dated 14.06.2014, on the subject mentioned above.

2.       In this regard it is submitted that on examination of the reply of the association on the observation of this Directorate, it is noticed that the suggestions of maintaining of status quo in respect of 679 ASPs who are proposed to be downgraded is not practical. Moreover, the suggestion would create administrative inconvenience at the time of transfer / posting of senior Officer as Divisional Head.

3.       In view of this, it has been decided that a meeting with the Association can be held in this Directorate to come up with a viable proposal. You are requested to attend a meeting with Director (Estt.) on 16/9/2014 at 11.00 A.M.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Tarun Mittal)
Assistant Director General (PE-I)
Tel. No. 011-33036239