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Saturday, November 26, 2016


Wedding Expenses Withdrawal - Instructions in DOP Finacle

Instructions regarding the wedding expenses withdrawal in DOP

Instructions to be communicated regarding the wedding expenses withdrawal  are given below for  circulation as directed:
For wedding expenses, the Government has allowed withdrawal limit as Rs.250000-. Patch for the same is being deployed in Finacle.

As per RBI guidelines / DoP rulings, the officials should check all the relevant documents and obtain the declarations from the customer requesting for withdrawal from their POSB account in connection with wedding expenses.

The following conditions are mandatory for withdrawal in respect of wedding expenses:
KYC documents should have been submitted for the account; PAN card should have been updated. These checks are done on the CIF of account holder.

The maximum withdrawal allowed is  Rs.250000 or the closing balance of the account as on 08/11/2016, whichever is lesser and subject to the minimum balance limits applicable on the account. ( Rs.50 for non-cheque accounts and Rs.500 for cheque accounts)

User has to  select / enter the report code as WEDLM against transaction report code field in CTM / HTM menu for such transactions.​​

SBCO is advised to monitor the high value withdrawals at all the POs under their control. Report on such transactions can be generated using HFTR / HFTI menu with the Report Code field filled as WEDLM, on daily basis.

With regards

Giriraj Ponnambalam
Deputy Manager (FSI)
Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology, Chennai 600002
044-28543481, +91 94441 08080

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                             e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

     No. PF-66 /2016                                                                Dated : 12th November,2016


            Shri B.V. Sudhakar,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi-110 001

Sub:    Demonetization Scheme of Government of India. Problems being faced         by the Staff in POs-Reg.


            Under demonetization scheme, Post Offices have also been entrusted work of deposit and exchange of withdrawn old series currency notes of Denomination of Rs. 500/- and 1000/- on par with Banks. There is vast difference in the infrastructure and facilities between Banks and Post Officers.

2          The problems being faced by the staff are mentioned below:

            (i)         There is no note counting machines in most of the Sub Post Offices. As the cash is coming for deposit in huge quantity so the counting machines are required in each Sub Post Office. This process will continue upto 30th December, 2016 and there is possibility that the Government may extend the date, so the counting machines should be supplied as early as possible.

            (ii)        Fake currency detecting machines are  also  required to detect the fake currency notes  because  due to heavy rush it will be very difficult for staff  working on counters to identify the notes so the poor postal employees may be safe  guarded to become victim of loss.

            (iii)       The working hours of Post Offices have been fixed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is totally impractical and harassment of staff particularly for those who are working in SOs .As in SOs there is no cash remitting facilities. Cash to SOs is supplied from HOs. No where cash reaches at 8 A.M. For remittance of cash to and from SOs, no proper arrangement has been made by the local authorities. Remittance of cash by the staff working in SOs to HO in late hours is very risky as there are no safety arrangements. Necessary instructions in this regard may be issued to all concerned.

            (iv)       All single handed sub post offices should be provided one additional hand till the finalization of this demonetization scheme so that other works of Pos may also run smoothly.
            (v)        Orders should be issued to accept WOS notes for other Government deposits like PLI/RPLI and other SB Schemes etc because when one person in single handed  SO is giving WOS notes to deposit or exchange in one side and if it is refused to deposit in PLI/RPLI and other SB Schemes , it is accepted  this becomes cause of quarrel. So necessary orders may be issued in this regard.

            (vi)       Proper security arrangements should be made in all Pos and particularly, for lady employees working in SOs at far off places should be provided conveyance facility with security in late hours.

            (vii)      For extra working hours and for holidays and Sundays remuneration at par with Banks should be paid to the all postal employees deployed in this work. It has come to our notice that Banks are paying award @ Rs.3000/- per day to officers and @ Rs.2000/- per day to subordinate staff and lunch & dinner allowance @ Rs.500/- per day.  Same may be paid to Postal Employees.

            (viii)     The huge amount of WOS notes is being accumulated in the Treasuries of HPOs with whom remitting is made and the SBI is refusing to accept the same Therefore, it is requested that the higher authorities of RBI and SBI should be contacted to cause the orders for their branches  to accept the WOS Cash from HOs so that surplus cash may be cleared from the treasuries of HPOs.

            It is therefore, requested to kindly cause suitable action on all above mentioned problems so that the aggrieved Postal Staff may get some relief.

            With regards,
Yours Sincerely,

            (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                                                    Secretary General

Friday, November 4, 2016


            A meeting on Department of Posts specific allowances was held with the Committee on allowances under chairmanship of Secretary Finance and secretary Expenditure. From Department of Post, Secretary (Post), Member (Personal), DDG (Personal), DDG (Estates) , DDG(Estt. & SR), Director Estt. attended the meeting. From Staff Side Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE,Shri Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO & Shri S.K. Mishra , Secretary General, BPEF, participated in the  meeting. Many other officers of DOP&T, Finance, Health Ministries also participated. 
            Three meetings were held with Department and Administration and Unions after discussing threadbare came to conclusion and accordingly presentation was prepared which was presented before the Committee. Secretary (Finance) shown much interest and he asked so many questions and raised queries on each allowance and asked the Department to submit a report on financial implications.
            The meeting was concluded in a very co-ordial manner and we should hope for positive outcome. On the following allowances we submitted our proposal which is mentioned below:
          Fixed Monetary Compensation to Postman:
            Proposal: Not to abolish the allowance. It is proposed to grant Rs.300/- per            day for additional full beat and Rs.150/-  per day for sharing of beat(half beat)     and further proposed to increase by 25% every time when DA  reaches at    50%.(Department earlier proposed that allowance as Rs.200/- and Rs.100/-         but on the demand of Federations, now it is proposed  same as Rs.3oo/- and         Rs.150/-
          Special Allowance to PO & RMS Accountants:
            Proposal: The allowance is required to be continued as this special            allowance has been sanctioned in lieu of higher pay scale. If abolished, one           increment is to be allowed on promotion which costs more to the Department.        Therefore, it is proposed to grant special allowance equivalent to one     increment which will be kept separately and not to be added in the basic pay.         Other conditions applicable to present allowance will remain in force. (i.e. if      this allowance  is drawn for three  years it will be  added to basic pay while          pay fixation on promotion.)
          Cycle Allowance to Postman:
          Proposal: Must be retained while doubling the amount to Rs.180 p.m. and         further increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%

          Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance:
            Proposal: The Cash Handling Allowance should be retained and     need to           be doubled and further increase by 25% every time the DA increases   by        50%.
          Fixed Medical Allowance:
            Proposal: 33 Postal Dispensaries may be merged with CGHS.
      All Postal Pensioners irrespective of their participation in CGHS while in     service should be covered under CGHS after making requisite subscription.
      Till such time, the FMA may be allowed @ Rs.2000/- per month enhancing            from Rs.500/- p.m.  being paid at present.

Headquarter Allowance:

Proposal: Proposes to retain the Headquarters Allowance at the uniform rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to ceiling of Rs.9000/- per month.

Overtime Allowance:

 Proposal: Department recommends to grant additional duty allowance in lieu of OTA in operative offices only  for performing additional duty of absentee official.

It is proposed  Rs. 100/- per hour maximum of three  hours in a day and further  increase by 25% every time the DA increases by 50%.

Besides these we demanded S.B.  Allowance and Supervisory allowance to be continued and enhanced proportionately.


As the 7th Pay commission recommendations will be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016, the AICPIN average of 2015 will be the Base Index for calculation of DA for 7th Pay Commission

Formula for Calculation of DA in 7th Pay Commission is = (12 months Average of AICPIN -261.4) divided by  261.4  multiply by   100 

[(263+264+266+269+270+269+269+267+268+271+275+277)/12]- (261.4) X100/261.4 = 2.91% and DA declared 2%. It is nothing but misappropriation.

Instead of 261.4 it should be 260.46 as the DA was given 125% instead of 125.75 in corresponding to price index of 261.4 from 1st January 2016. The rounding of the DA to lower digit will not compensate fully to the price rise and 100% neutralization DA.  In other words corresponding to 125% DA, the price index shall be 260.46.

Thus the formula for calculation of DA for 7th CPC should be 12 months Average of AICPIN – 260.46 divided by 260.46 and multiplied by 100

Therefore the DA for July 2016 should be calculated as given below:

[(263+264+266+269+270+269+269+267+268+271+275+277)/12]-(260.46) X100/260.46 = 3.27 and the DA should be 3%.