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Thursday, March 31, 2016

R.T.Notification of Secunderabad Division

                  Rotational transfers notification for the year 2015-2016 has been called for by the Divisional office vide.their memo no.B1/RT-2016/Dlgs.... Dtd.23-03-2016.The last date of submission of representations is 22-04-2016, in this connection it is to inform you that any omissions/doubts arise regarding notification,  the same may be brought to the notice of Divisional union immediately to take further action with administration.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

General Secretaries NFPE,FNPO & BPEF Meeting on 28-03-2016 with Nodal officer of Deparment

            Today on dated 28.03.2016  a meeting of Secretary Generals  of NFPE , FNPO  and BPEF  was held  with the DDG(P) (Nodal Officer  of Department  with Pay Commission Implementation Cell) , DDG (Estt) and DDG(SR)at Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.

            A detailed discussion took place on the demands mentioned in the Memorandum submitted to Secretary (Post) for modification. We emphasized that all demands should be achieved.

             We demanded upgraded pay scales for PA, SA, Postman, Mail Guard, MTS, MMS (All categories), Admn, SBCO, Postal accounts and Civil Wing staff etc.

            Next meeting with Empowered Committee under Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary will be held on 30.03.2016 at Cabinet Secretariat, Committee Room, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

         On behalf  of NFPE Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-III , Com. Giriraj Singh General Secretary R-III , Com. R. Seethalakshmi  General Secretary P-IV will take part in the meeting


            Today on dated 28.03.2016, Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE along with Com. D. Theagarajan Secretary General FNPO met with Shri V.B. Sudhakar, Member (Technology) and Shri Ashutosh Tripathi, Member (Personal) and apprised of the worst situation being faced by Postal Staff due to CBS.

            After detailed discussion, the following remedial measures have been declared by the Department.
Director (Technology) directortech@indiapost.gov.in    (Email: 28.03.2016)
1:58 PM (53 minutes ago)
            In response to your concerns regarding CBS functioning, I am directed to inform the following:

    1. Two to three levels of EOD will be done centrally from CEPT,     Mysuru from 1st April, 2016.

    2. Two additional servers are being provided at the Data Centre     today so that additional load can be absorbed.

    3. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) has been permitted by the     FS Division from 23.03.2016. This will enable operations to be     done across the counter.

    4. An Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been constituted at  CEPT, Mysuru to deal with outages.

    5. A top to bottom review of the Application is being undertaken     to ensure smooth operations.

        Your co-operation is sought for effective implementation of CBS.
This issues with approval of Member (Technology).




            All CBS Sub offices has to send the KYC application form ( Single sheet) to concerned HO only day-to- day basis One official should identify @ HO to scrutinize the all KYC application forms received from Sub offices and if there are any omissions in KYC application forms the same should be return to Sub offices in SO bags for wanting of omissions. If KYC forms are in order, then all the KYC forms of sub offices along with the KYC forms of Head Office should be sent to CPC (CBS) in one cover/bag by registered post on daily basis w.e.f 01.04.2016

            The following points should observe while scrutiny the documents at HO level

·         All AOF forms, KYC documents (ID proof/ Address proof/Age proof) and any other documents submitted by customer should preserve at SOL level only in date-wise A4 size binders.

·         Don’t fold the KYC Application Forms while sending to CPC. Kindly ensure the sufficient size covers for register booking purpose

·         Don’t staple the Photograph on KYC Application Form. Please paste the photograph on KYC application form at space provided.

·         For Joint a/cs don’t use Joint photograph of the customers. Please paste the individual Photographs of the customers against the fields mentioned for Applicant (1) /Applicant (2).

·         Please mention correct CIF id and Account id / Registration number of certificates against the fields provided in the KYC Application Form.

·         If any images (sign & photo) are not clear in Finacle application please send the revised KYC Application Form for re-scanning

·        If any omissions are there in KYC application forms pl return the forms to concerned sub offices for supply of omissions.

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AP Circle JCA letter to CPMG


No. JCA/CBS/Mc.Camish/3/2016                                                                Dated 28.03.2016

The Chief Postmaster General

Respected Sir,

Sub: -   Problems faced by the staff - Consequent up on implementation of CBS and Mc.Camish in the post offices-Reg

            We are expressing our deep concern on the problem faced by the staff, consequent up on implementation of CBS and Mc.Camish in the post office. Time and again we were brought the issues to your kind notice for needy action through letters and emails. But to our dismay, there is no co-operation from the official side to resolve the issues within the reasonable time. Though the Directorate has been issued orders two months back for increasing of band width of post offices, the same is not increased so far. The staff at the counters are suffering like anything besides facing mental agony due to non connectivity to the server. Every day the problem is same but no solution and employees are forced to stay in the office beyond their normal working hours to close the day’s account.

            Therefore, we request you to immediate intervention in to the matter and resolve the issues raised by the unions on the subject immediately. If the problem is not resolved immediately, we have left no other option but to proceed on trade union action to settle the issues. 

Yours faithfully

DASV Prasad                                                                  V.Sivaji
  Circle Secretary (AIPEU Group-C)                          Circle Secretary (NAPE Group-C)

5 Year Post office Time Deposit is eligible for Income Tax rebate under 80C

Investment made in "five year time deposit in an account under Post Office Time Deposit Rules, 1981" will be eligible for deduction from the Gross total income, under section 80C, with the overall section treshold of 1 Lakh.

The additional point to be noted is "The amendment shall apply to investments, as above, made during the financial year 2007-08 and subsequent years."
Below is the summary of the Finance bill presented in the budget:

Enlargement of the scope of eligible saving instruments under section 80C

Section 80C of the Income-tax Act provides for a deduction of upto rupees one lakh to an individual or a Hindu undivided family (HUF) for,-

(i) making investments in certain saving instruments; or
(ii) incurring expenditure on tuition fee and repayment of housing loan.
With a view to encourage small savings, it is proposed to enlarge the scope of eligible saving instruments by inserting two new clauses in sub-section (2) of section 80C. The following investments made by the assessee, during the previous year, shall be eligible for deduction under section 80C within the overall ceiling of rupees one lakh:-

(i) five year time deposit in an account under Post Office Time Deposit Rules, 1981; and
(ii) deposit in an account under the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004.

Further, it is also proposed to provide that where any amount is withdrawn by the assessee from such account before the expiry of a period of 5 years from the date of its deposit, the amount so withdrawn shall be deemed to be income of the assessee of the previous year in which the amount is withdrawn. The amount so withdrawn, accordingly, shall be liable to tax in the assessment year relevant to such previous year. The amount liable to tax shall also include that part of the amount withdrawn which represents interest

accrued on the deposit. However if any part of the amount so received or withdrawn (including the amount relating to interest) has suffered taxation in any of the earlier years, such amount shall not be taxed again.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Post Offices leave SBI behind in core banking: I.T.Minister Ravishankar Prasad 

New Delhi | Tuesday, Mar 22 2016 IST
Union Minister for Communication, Information and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the core banking business of India Post Offices has become bigger than the leading public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI)."Today Post Office's core banking has become bigger than SBI. 

In June 2014 it was only 230 and now it is more than 20,000. 

The parcel revenue which was -2 per cent in 2013-14 has increased by more than 100 per cent in 2015-16", Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communication and IT said at Digital India Summit.

Mr Prasad added that the number of ATMs in post offices has increased from four when he took over as the minister to 850 today and by April the number will rise to 1000. "By March next year we will bring in the payment bank of the postal department," Mr Prasad said.

The minister also said that the government is focused on to create employment in rural and small town areas."We are taking BPOs to small towns of India to provide employment to youth of small towns so that they don't have to migrate to cities for job", Mr Prasad said.On IT exports, Mr Prasad said it has crossed the business of one billion dollars."Today India's IT export has crossed one billion dollars," he added. 
Source : http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20160322/2821939.html

6% DA HIKE TO C.G.EMPLOYEES W.E.F. 01-01-2016

Press Information Bureau Government of India
23-March-2016 16:29 IST
Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from 1.1.2016
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016. This represents an increase of 6 percent over the existing rate of 119 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 

This will benefit about 50 lakh Government employees and 58 lakh pensioners. 

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of Rs. 6796.50 crore per annum and Rs.7929.24 crore respectively, in the financial year 2016-17 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2016 to February, 2017). PIB

7th Pay Commission: Minutes of the 2nd meeting of Empowered Committee held with NCJCM Staff Side

Minutes of the 2nd meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS)

Venue: Committee Room, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan
Date of Meeting: Thursday, the 1 st March, 2016
Time of Meeting: 6:45 PM

Members of E-CoS present
1          Cabinet Secretary
2.         Chairman, Railway Board
3.         Home Secretary
4          Defence Secretary
5          Secretary, D/o Science & Technology
6.         Secretary, D/o Personnel & Training
7.         M/o Health & Family-Welfare
8.         Secretary, D/o Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare
9.         Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat

10.       Secretary, D/o Posts
11 .       Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General
Secretariat for E-CoS:
1. Jöint Secretary, Implementation Cell, D/o Expenditure
2. Director, Implementation Cell, D/o Expenditure

Representatives of JCM (Staff-side):

1 .        Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra
2.         Shri M. Raghavaiah
3.         Shri Rakhal Das Gupta
4.         Shri Ch. Sankara Rao
5.         Shri J.R. Bhosle
6.         Shri Guman Singh
7.         Shri R.P. Bhatnagar
8.         Shri K.S. Murty
9.         Shri K.K.N. Kutty
10.       Shri C. Srikumar
11 .      Shri R. Srinivasan
12.       Shri M. Krishnan
13.       Shri M.S. Raja
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — 2nd meeting of the E-CoS

A meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) was held on 1 st March, 2016 in the Cabinet Secretariat under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary to discuss issues raised by Staff„side of JCM

2. Welcoming the members of E-CoS and JCM Staff side, Cabinet Secretary observed that the meeting had been called to take a note of concerns of Stäff-$ide of JCM regarding recommendations of the 7th CPC and invited the members Of Staff-side of JCM to share their views on the recommendations.

3. Opening the discussion, representative of Staff-side of JCM expressed gratitude to Cabinet Secretary for inviting them for interaction regarding the recommendations of the 7th CPC and requested that more frequent interactions of JCM may be held to resolve outstanding issues across the table. It was expressed that 7th CPC has recommended a meager increase of 14% in the minimum pay as against increase ranging up to 54% during previous Pay Commissions. It was further stated that the recommendations on minimum pay, allowances, advances etc. will cause difficulty to employees. Representative of Staff-side informed that they have already submitted a charter of demands to the Cabinet Secretary bringing out the issues. These have also been discussed in the meeting of JS (IC) with Staff-side of JCM held on 19.02.2016.

4. Major concerns expressed by JCM Staff-side were as under:

The minimum pay of Rs. 18000/- p.m. recommended by the Commission is on lower side and needs to be revised upward by taking into account the prices of commodities as on 01.07.2015 and appropriately factoring in for social obligations & housing.

(ii) New Pension Scheme should be done away with. Persons governed by the NPS are deprived of Family Pension and do not have provision of provident fund. As a result they are at a disadvantageous position as compared to the persons governed by the old system.

(iii) Recommendations on allowances need to be properly examined before taking a decision.

(iv) Fixed Medical Allowance should be increased from existing Rs. 500 p.m. to Rs. 2000 p.m. as majority of cities are not covered under CGI-IS and people residing outside the CGHS covered area are unable to meet their medical needs with meager amount of Rs. 500 p.m.

(v) Recommendation regarding withdrawal of non-interest bearing advances may not be accepted.

(vi) Outsourcing of services should be discouraged as the contract workers are being exploited by contractors and at the game time the service delivery is being compromised due to inefficiency and lack of accountability of low aid contractual staff.

(vii) Enhancement in contribution towards Group Insurance Scheme, is not justified as this would reduce the actual increase in take home salary considerably. If the rates are to be raised, the Government should bear the insurance premium

(viii) The recommendation regarding grant of only 80% of salary for the second year of Child Care Leave need not be accepted as this would deter women from availing of CCL, which was introduced as a welfare measure.

(ix) Annual increments be granted @ 5% instead of existing 3% and increments may be granted on two dates viz., 1 st of January and 1 st of July of every year as in the present system of grant of increment on 1 st July of every year, employees joining/promoted after 1 st January, who do not complete 6 months services as on 1 st July, have to wait for up to 18 months for grant of increment.

(x) The Commission’s recommendation of downgrading the Assistants of Central Secretariat for bringing in parity with their counterparts in the field offices is not appropriate.

(xi) Recommendation regarding PRIS need not be accepted as no scientific mechanism has been devised to assess the performance of employees and the same could ecourage favoritism.

5. Issues regarding financial upgradation under MACPS in promotional hierarchy without grading stipulation. grant of two increments on promotion introduction of Productivity Linked Bonus, treating Grameen Dak Sevak as Government employees, removal of pap of 5% on compassionate appointment 8i full pay and allowances In case of Work Related Illness and Injury Leave improving promotional avenues for technical and supervisory staff etc. were also raised by members of JCM.

6. During the discussion, representatives of JCM also suggested that the Nodal Officers nominated by various Ministries/Departments may hold interactions with recognized Staff Associations and other stakeholders under their purview so as to identify issues specific to those Ministries/Departments for redressal.

7. After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped E-CoS in understanding the major concerns of the Staff-side and said that all issues have been taken note ofHe assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking a final view. He further stated that the E-CoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stakeholders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.

8. Cabinet Secretary also advised the members of E-CoS to hold interactions with their Staff Associations and other stakeholders under their purview preferably within a week.

9. Meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair.

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2016 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

            The Supreme Court has ruled that scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) members cannot claim quota as a right in government job promotions. This move was taken while rejecting a PIL seeking direction to the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to grant reservation in promotion.

            In the landmark verdict, the apex court on March 11 said that the states were not constitutionally obliged to give preferential treatment to any community in promotion.

            A bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C Pant said that the government was not bound by any constitutional provision to frame a policy for reservation in promotion and the court could not order making reservation in promotion mandatory.

            Referring to Articles 16(4), 16(4-A) and 16(4-B) of the Constitution mandating socially affirmative action to help disadvantaged groups, the court said that the states were not compelled to make reservation for SCs/STs in promotion.

            It further said that the provisions allowed the government to exercise discretion and provide for reservation only after collecting quantifiable data showing backwardness of a class and inadequacy of their representation in public employment.

            According to Article 16(4-A), nothing shall prevent the state from making any provision for reservation in matters of promotion, with consequential seniority, to any class or classes of posts in the services in favour of SCs and STs which, according to the state, were not adequately represented.

            The bench refused to direct the UP government to carry out an exercise to find the representation of SCs/STs in government jobs in order to frame a policy for reservation in promotion.

            "The state is not bound to make reservation for SCs and STs in matter of promotions. Therefore, there is no duty. In such a situation, to issue a mandamus to collect data would tantamount to asking the authorities whether there is ample data to frame a rule or regulation. This will be in a way, entering into the domain of legislation," the bench said, according to TOI.

            The bench further said that the Constitution granted discretionary power to the government to frame law for reservation in promotion and they could not be forced to bring regulation on the issue.

            "The courts do not formulate any policy, remains away from making anything that would amount to legislation, rules and regulation or policy relating to reservation. The courts can test the validity of the same when they are challenged. The court cannot direct for making legislation or for that matter any kind of subordinate legislation," the bench said, while rejecting the PIL.


       Memorandum was submitted on 18th March 2016 to Sri T.Q.Mohd., Secretary, GDS Committee for revision of wages and other service conditions of GDS employees. Com. P.Pandurangarao, G.S.AIPEU GDS. (NFPE) presented the case very effectively. Secretary GDS COMMITTEE gave positive assurances.

            Further, application for membership verification was also submitted to Dept. of Posts New Delhi.

             All Comrades are requested to make maximum efforts to make AIPEU GDS NFPE as no.1 Union.