Saturday, September 19, 2020

Printing of LOTs by the Post Offices - Directorate Clarification dated 25/08/2020


 No.FS-67/1/2020-FS 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts (FS Division) 
To:
The Chief Postmaster General, 
Karnataka Circle, 
Bengaluru-560001 

Dak Bhassan New Delhi-110001 
Dated: 25.08.2020. 

Sub :- Regarding printing of LOTS by the Post Offices. 

Ref  : Circle's letter No. FS/SB/GenliDlgs/2018/KW-1 too— dated 04.08.2020 

A reference is invited to the Arcle's letter cited above on As subject.

Scheme wise List of Transaction (LoT) is not to be printed by post offices as stipulated in SB Order 14/2015. SBCO will generate scheme wise List of Transaction (LoT) after receipt of vouchers born the post offices and do verification of vouchers with system generated LoT only. The same was further reiterated vide lener No. FS-67/1,2020-FS dated 25.06.2020.

It is emphasised that:

i. Printing of LO1 has many avoidable cost components. 

ii. Printing of LOT should not be done by post offices. The vouchers are to be verified by SBCO after generating LOT from Finacle MIS server only. 

iii. LOT can be generated before or after the counter hours in case Finacle MIS server is skiw during counter hours. iv. System improvement activity is already underway and the issues concerning the circle will be taken care of in coming weeks.

(Pawan Kumar Singh) 
DDG (FS) 

Friday, September 18, 2020

The date of advertisement for the vacancies or the date of examination for selection against those vacancies is not considered relevant for determining the eligibility for coverage under the Old Pension Scheme or the National Pension System

                       Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Contract for Old Pension Scheme

National Pension System (NPS) was introduced for Central Government employees by a Notification of Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) dated 22nd December, 2003. NPS is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service from 1st January, 2004 (except the armed forces). However, in some specific court cases, like WP(C) No. 3834/2013 titled Permanand Yadav Vs. Union of India and WP(C) No. 2810/2016 viz.Rajendra Singh Vs. Union of India, where the selection of candidates had been made before 01.01.2004 but their actual appointment in the Government service could be made on or after 01.01.2004 due to various reasons, on the direction of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, the benefit of Old Pension Scheme was allowed to the petitioners.

After considering all the relevant aspects and to extend the benefit to similarly placed Government servants in order to reduce further litigation, the Government has decided, vide an Office Memorandum No. 57/04/2019-P&PW(B) dated 17th February, 2020 of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, that in all cases where the results for recruitment were declared before 01.01.2004 against vacancies occurring on or before 31.12.2003, the candidates declared successful for recruitment shall be eligible for coverage under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. Accordingly, such Government servants who were declared successful for recruitment in the results declared on or before 31.12.2003 against vacancies occurring before 01.01.2004 and covered under the National Pension System on joining service on or after 01.01.2004, may be given a one – time option to be covered under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

The advertisements issued before the introduction of the National Pension System may or may not have contained a clause regarding the pension scheme applicable to the selected candidates. In its order dated 27.03.2019 in W.P.(C) 10306/2016 – Union of India & others versus Dr. Narayan Rao Battu& another, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi observed that since the new pension scheme was in effect and a policy decision had already been taken to make the said scheme applicable to all incumbents joining government service on or after 01.01.2004, the Respondent, who was appointed on 25.02.2005, cannot claim the right to be covered by the old pension scheme, merely because the vacancy against which he was appointed was initially advertised at a time when the old pension scheme was in force. Hon’ble Court also observed that once the new pension scheme unambiguously and specifically provided that since all incoming office bearers, whose date of appointment is on or after 01.01.2004, would be governed by the new pension scheme, no reference can be made to either the date of vacancy, or the date of advertisement.

In view of the specific provisions of the Notification dated 22.12.2003, the date of advertisement for the vacancies or the date of examination for selection against those vacancies is not considered relevant for determining the eligibility for coverage under the Old Pension Scheme or the National Pension System. There is no proposal to revise the orders issued vide aforesaid Office Memorandum dated 17.02.2020.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today

Source : PIB

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Measures for welfare of Pensioners during COVID-19 – PIB

Measures for welfare of Pensioners during COVID-19 – PIB

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Measures for welfare of Pensioners during COVID-19

Posted On: 17 SEP 2020 5:12PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today that several measures have been taken for the benefit of pensioners during COVID-19.

The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, ever since the lockdown due to unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, has been taking various initiatives for the pensioners, to ensure the timely credit of pension & retirement benefits and keep them healthy and aware during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of major initiatives/support measures taken in this regard are enumerated hereunder:

  • A web event was organized by this department with the pensioners covering about 20 Indian cities for a tele-interaction with Dr.RandeepGulleria, Director, AIIMS, in which all aspects of COVID-19 were covered to allay Pensioners’ fear.
  • For ensuring preventive-health care of pensioners, another web event on Yoga was held covering about 20 Indian cities, in the course of which, a Yoga trainer gave a live demonstration and lecture to Pensioners and answered their questions, in order to boost their immunity during lockdown and to stay fit.
  • To ensure timely credit of pension in cases, where PPO (Pension Payment Order) has been issued but not sent to CPAO or banks due to lockdown, the matter was taken up with Controller General of Accounts (CGA) to issue necessary directive to CPAO and CPPCs of banks to use electronic modes during the unprecedented situation of COVID-19 pandemic till normalcy returns.
  • Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, was relaxed in order to ensure immediate provisional sanction of pensionary benefits amid the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, wherever an employee is likely to retire before finalization of his dues or is unable to submit the pension claim form.
  • In order to enhance Ease of Living of central government civil pensioners, a provision has been made to integrate the e-PPO (Electronic Pension Payment Order) with DigiLocker. This initiative will create a permanent record of PPO in the DigiLocker and the pensioner can get the instant copy/print-out of the latest copy of his PPO.
  • In view of the on-going COVID-19 and the vulnerability of elderly population to Corona virus, the timeline for submitting the life certificate has been relaxed. All central government pensioners can submit Life Certificate from 1st November, 2020 to 31st December, 2020. However, the pensioners in the age group of 80 years and above can submit Life Certificate from 1st October, 2020 to 31st December, 2020.

Source:PIB

Thursday, September 17, 2020

SB Order 31/2020 : Addendum - Clarification on physical presence of witnesses at the time of acceptance of deceased claim case

 





Source : http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=4779



List of Postal Circles and Headquarters

 List of Postal Circles and Headquarters


         India is divided into 23 Postal circles. Each circle is divided into Regions. Regions are also further divided into Divisions and Subdivisions. Beside 23 circles, there is also a base circle. Which provides postal services to Indian armed forces. Each circle is headed by chief postmaster general and region is headed by postmaster general.
 

Sl No

Circle Name

Headquarter

STD Code

Office Phone No

Email ID

Fax No

1

Andhra Pradesh

 Vijayawada

0866

2429801

cpmg_apr@indiapost.gov.in

2499302

2

Assam

Guwahati

0361

2603636

cpmg_asm@indiapost.gov.in

2544838

3

Bihar

 Patna

0612

2225051

cpmg_bhr@indiapost.gov.in

2230029

4

Chattisgarh

Raipur

0771

2233001

cpmg_chh@indiapost.gov.in

2233194

5

Delhi

 

011

23534394

cpmg_del@indiapost.gov.in

23627114

6

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

079

25503133

cpmg_guj@indiapost.gov.in

25505275

7

Haryana

Ambala

0171

2803100

cpmg_hry@indiapost.gov.in

2603763

8

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

0177

2629000

cpmg_hpr@indiapost.gov.in

2620351

9

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar

0194

248300

cpmg_jnk@indiapost.gov.in

2452036

10

Jharkhand

Ranchi

0651

2482345

cpmg_jha@indiapost.gov.in

2480153

11

Karnataka

Bengaluru

080

22258832

cpmg_kar@indiapost.gov.in

22202607

12

Kerala

Trivandrum

0471

2308300

cpmg_ker@indiapost.gov.in

2306500

13

Madhya Pradesh 

Bhopal

0755

2550838

cpmg_mp@indiapost.gov.in

2556547

14

Maharashtra

Mumbai

022

22620049

cpmg_mah@indiapost.gov.in

22620829

15

North East

Shillong

0364

2223800

cpmg_ne@indiapost.gov.in

2223034

16

Orissa

Bhubaneswar

0674

2392000

cpmg_ori@indiapost.gov.in

2394790

17

Punjab 

Chandigarh

0172

2706700

cpmg_pun@indiapost.gov.in

2721670

18

Rajasthan

Jaipur

0141

2372020

cpmg_raj@indiapost.gov.in

2366151

19

Tamilnadu

Chennai

044

28520367

cpmg_tn@indiapost.gov.in

28521199

20

Telangana

Hyderabad

040

23463650

cpmg_tlg@indiapost.gov.in

 

21

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

0135

2658396

cpmg_utr@indiapost.gov.in

2650065

22

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

0522

2622000

cpmg_up@indiapost.gov.in

2202531

23

West Bengal

Kolkata

033

23096080

cpmg_wb@indiapost.gov.in

22120811


APS Circle**

 

 

 

 

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