Friday, April 20, 2018

Holding the charge of SG FNPO - Directorate Order



Holding the charge of SG FNPO - Directorate Ordre

FAQS ON RECRUITMENT RULES - DOPT

Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for recruitment to AAO cadre of IP&TAFS Group 'B' for the year 2018-19

Child Care Leave (CCL) - Clarification

Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the level-11 of the Pay Matrix(Rs.67,700-2,08,700) [Pre-revised PB-3: Rs.15600-39100 + GP Rs.6600/-] of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' vide Review STS DPC for the year 2012-13

Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the level-11 of the Pay Matrix(Rs.67,700-2,08,700) [Pre-revised PB-3: Rs.15600-39100 + GP Rs.6600/-] of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' vide Review STS DPC for the year 2013-14

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS TO WORK ON DEPUTATION BASIS AT RAKNPA, GHAZIABAD FROM DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS FROM THE CADRE OF PA/SA

FORM PLUS - CONSOLIDATED FORMS USED IN DEPARTMENTS

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PROPOSAL OF THE STAFF SIDE TO RECORD DISAGREEMENT OF THE UNSETTLED 6TH CPC ANOMALIES AND TO REFER THE SAME ARBITRATOR

CHILD CARE LEAVE (CCL) – CLARIFICATION REG. DOP ORDER

CONSTITUTION OF FORMULARY COMMITTEE FOR NEW EDITION OF POSTAL FORMULARY FOR THE YEAR 2018-2020 – REG.

PROPOSAL OF THE STAFF SIDE TO RECORD DISAGREEMENT OF THE UNSETTLED 6TH CPC ANOMALIES AND TO REFER THE SAME TO ARBITRATOR.

WORLD POSTAL NEWS

TMs across the country start running dr

RBI ramps up printing of notes; Centre and banks downplay the impact

Mumbai/New Delhi April 17
As Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across various States ran dry on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of India said it has ramped up printing of notes in all four presses. This follows complaints of a massive cash crunch across the country, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The central bank said it is also taking steps to move currency to areas witnessing unusually large cash withdrawals.
“There is sufficient cash in the RBI vaults and currency chests,” a central bank statement said. “The shortage may be felt in some pockets largely due to logistical issues of replenishing ATMs frequently and the recalibration of ATMs being still under way.” The RBI, it said, is closely monitoring both these aspects.
However, the statement made no mention of 2,000 bank notes, which, according to a December 2017 State Bank of India research report, the RBI may either be holding back or may have stopped printing altogether.
 “The replacement (of 2,000 notes) with smaller denomination notes has not been fast enough,” said a banker. “The RBI and the government may now be limiting currency in use as it has reached pre-demonetisation levels. But there is no official word on such a policy.”

Key factors

Industry insiders said the cash crunch may have been triggered by the advent of the marriage and procurement season, and the uneven distribution of currency by the RBI across States. Others blamed the conversion of 2,000 cassettes in ATMs to 200 ones.
Radha Rama Dorai, Managing Director — ATM & Allied Services, FIS, said, “The cash-carrying capacity of ATMs has gone down in terms of value. Over long weekends clubbed together with holidays, ATMs tend to run dry. Refilling the ATMs on Sundays or holidays is difficult since banks are closed.”
The Centre and the banks chose to downplay the impact. The Finance Ministry said there has been an unusual spurt in currency demand in the past three months. In just the first 13 days of April, the currency supply increased by 45,000 crore. This unusual spurt in demand is seen more in some parts of the country such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, an official release said.

Restriction on withdrawals

Interestingly, currency in circulation (about 18.42 lakh crore) now is more than the pre-demonetisation level (around 17.72 lakh crore), and yet ATMs in Hyderabad and Chennai were virtually running dry. Customers in these cities were being asked to wait for hours to withdraw money. Restrictions on withdrawals have also been placed in some areas. For instance, a notice put up at an SBI branch in Osmania University reads: “Due to shortage of currency, withdrawals beyond 10,000 are not permitted.’’ However, inside the branch, customers were being allowed to withdraw even less.
The cash crunch put the ruling BJP on the backfoot as the Opposition described it as a continuation of the “demonetisation disaster”. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wanted to know whether a “financial emergency” was in force.
“This government, which has still not been able to count the demonetised currency, is asking us to trust its jumla that there is no cash crunch… Demonetisation did not kill terrorism. It did not kill corruption or fake currency either. But it has certainly killed the Indian economy. The cash crisis tells us how Modi’s demonetisation is still wreaking havoc,” Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI(M), said.

 

No Cash in ATMs – Govt Explanation

No Cash in ATMs – Govt Explanation

Ministry of Finance has issued a Press release to explain the reason for No Cash available in ATMs at present.
Ministry of Finance
Government reviews the currency circulation in the country
Government and RBI have taken all steps to meet unusual demand of the currency
Adequate reserves of currency to meet the rising demands

Non Functional ATMS to be normalized soon

There are reports of cash shortages and some ATMs running dry of cash or becoming non-functional in some parts of the country.
There has been unusual spurt in currency demand in the country in last three months. In the current month, in the first 13 days itself, the currency supply increased by Rs.45000 crores. This unusual spurt in demand is seen more in some parts of the country like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, MP and Bihar.
The Government of India with the Reserve Bank of India have taken all steps to meet this unusual demand. We had adequate reserves of currency notes which have been used to meet fully the extraordinary demand generated so far. We continue to have in stock adequate currency notes of all denominations, including of Rs.500, 200 and Rs.100 to meet any demand.
The Government would like to assure all the people that there have been adequate supply of currency notes which have met entire demand so far. The government would also like to assure that it would be supplying adequate currency notes to meet even higher levels of demand if such demand were to continue in the coming days/months.
The Government is taking all steps to ensure that ATMs are supplied with cash and to get non-functional ATMs normalised at the earliest.
view the press release

Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners

PCDA Circular clarification regarding Payment of Dearness Relief to re-employed pensioners
O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad 211014
Circular No. 200
No. AT/Tech/263-XXIII
Dated: 12/04/2018
To
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
2. The Director of Treasuries of all State……………
3. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
4. The CDA (PD) Meerut
5. The CDA, Chennai
6. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
7. The Pay & Accounts Officer……………
8. The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
9. The D.P.D.O…………………….
10.Post Master, Kathua (J & K) and Camp Bell Bay
Sub: Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners: Clarification thereof.
Ref: This office Circular No. 166 dated 07 / 03 / 2013, Circular No. 173 dated 07/04/20 14 and Circular No. 179 dated 12/05/20 15.
Provisions for payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners is laid down in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners Welfare) OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02/07/1999 issued under this office Important Circular No. 07 dated 13/08/ 1999. As per the ibid OM, before 18/07/ 1997, in terms of the existing orders, Dearness Relief to pensioners and family pensioners is to remain suspended during the period a pensioner/family pensioner is re-employed/employed under the Central or State Govt. or in a Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under them in India or abroad. The above facts are also applicable to the pensioners and family pensioners permanently absorbed in Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under the Central or State Government.
2. Representations from various agencies as well as pensioners/family pensioners including Pension Disbursing Agencies are being received for clarification on Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners. The matter has been examined in this office and following points are clarified.
3. However, w.e.f. 18/07/1997, it has been decided by the Govt that:
(i) In so far as re-employed pensioners are concerned, the entire pension admissible is to be ignored at present only in the case of those civilian pensioners who held post below Group ‘A’ and those ex-servicemen who held post below the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement. Their pay, on re-employment, is to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which they are re-employed. Such pensioners will consequently be entitled to Dearness Relief on their pension.
(A) For this purpose, the Central Government Departments concerned, including subordinate organizations. State Government, Corporation/Company/Body/Bank etc. employing a Central Government pensioner shall be required to issue of certificate indicating the following:
(a) The re-employed pensioner retired from a civil or military post in the Central Government and was holding a post not included in classified as group ‘A’ or a post below the rank of commissioned officer in the armed forces;
(b) The entire amount of pension sanctioned by the Central Government was ignored in fixation of the pay on re-employment i.e. no part of the pension was taken into account in such fixation of pay in the pay scale of the post in which the Central government retired/retiree was re-employed/absorbed; and
(c) The pay of the re-employed/absorbee was/is fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which he had/has been initially re-employed after his retirement from the Central Government.
(d) If the pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn is being given.
(B) In the cases where PBOR (below Commissioned Officer) retired before attaining the age of 55 years and re-employed thereafter and their pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn were given, the pay should be treated as fixed at a minimum for the purpose of ignoring the entire pension and allowing Dearness Relief on pension. For benefit of advance increments, the policy for the same should exist in the re-employing department and a copy of such policy matter should be enclosed with the required certificate. But, after granting benefit of advance increments, the last pay drawn by the pensioner is protected, the pensioner in such case will not be entitled for dearness relief on pension.
Illustration 1:
A Military pensioner was drawing the pay of Rs. 6,330 in the pay scale of Rs. 5,770-140-8,290 from 01/07/2002 and retired from service on 31/10/2002 before attaining the age of 55 years. He was granted a military pension of Rs. 3,165. He was re-employed in a Civil Post on 01/12/2003 in the pay scale of Rs. 5,000-150-8,000. The post which the pensioner held in the Army before retirement is a non-commissioned post. If his pay is fix for Rs. 5,600/- after granting 4 advance increments in re-employed post, then he will be entitled for dearness relief on pension as his pay fix for Rs. 5,600/- in re-employed post is less than Rs. 6,330/-already drawing in the Army before retirement. However, if his pay is fix for Rs. 6,500/- after granting 10 advance increments in the re-employed post, then he will be not entitled for dearness relief on pension as his pay fix for Rs. 6,500/- in re-employed post is more than Rs. 6,330/- already drawing in the Army before retirement as his last pay has been protected.
Illustration 2:
If the pensioner quoted in Illustration 1 above is re-employed in a Civil Post in the pay Scale of Rs. 7,500-250-12,000, his pay is required to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the re-employed post for payment of dearness relief on pension. Any advance increment granted in such situation, will disqualify dearness relief on pension.
(ii) In all other cases of re-employed pensioners, no dearness relief shall be admissible on pension during the period of their re-employment.
(iii) (A) In terms of the existing orders on the subject, the pay of re-employed pensioners who held Group ‘A’ post or posts of the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement is to be fixed at present
  • at the same stage as last drawn before retirement or, if there is no such stage, at the stage next above the pay last drawn;
  • at the maximum of the pay scale, if the pay last drawn is more than the maximum of the pay scale of the post in which re-employed;
  • at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which re-employed, if it is more than the pay last drawn.
(B) Further, the pay on re-employment is required to be fixed after ignoring only a portion of the pension as revised time to time received for the previous employment. In view of the fact that (i) the pension is taken into account in such cases and not entirely ignored; (ii) The pay in the post of re-employment is not required to be fixed at the minimum of the scale in all cases; and (iii) Dearness Allowance at the rates applicable from time to time is also admissible on the pay fixed in terms of the orders on the subject, these re-employed pensioners will not be entitled, in addition, to any Dearness Relief on their pension.
(iv) Disability element of disability pension is also a type of pension. As such dearness relief on such service/disability pension (including disability element) during re-employment is required to be regulated as per the above procedure.
(v) Payment of dearness relief where discontinued due to re-employment, shall become admissible only with effect from the date they cease to be re-employed. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall require such a pensioner to produce certificate of cessation of re-employment from the office in which the pensioner had been re-employed.
(vi) However, dearness relief is payable to those re-employed pensioners who get consolidated pay without dearness allowance, consolidated fee, daily wages, or elected as Members of Legislative Assembly or Parliament, Ministers/Deputy Ministers of Central or State Government, Indian Red Cross Society and Extra Departmental Agents in the Department of Post.
(vii) As regards employed family pensioners, since the family pension received by the eligible dependents of Central Government employees is, in any case, not taken into account in determining their pay on employment, Dearness Relief at the rates applicable from time to time shall be admissible
(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

No proposal is under consideration to abolish system of Pay Commission in future

Scrapping of New Pension Scheme
Representations have been received regarding the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) which, inter alia, include demand that NPS may be scrapped and the Government may re-introduce old defined benefit pension system.
Government has made a conscious move to shift from the defined benefit pay-as-you-go pension scheme to defined contribution pension scheme, now called as National Pension System (NPS), after considering the rising and unsustainable pension bill. The transition also has the added benefit of freeing the limited resources of the Government for more productive and socio-economic sectoral development.
There is no proposal to replace the NPS with old pension scheme in respect of Central Government employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004.
(e): National Pension System (NPS) had been designed giving utmost importance to the welfare of the subscribers. There are a number of benefits available to the employees under NPS. Some of the benefits are enlisted below:
• NPS is a well designed pension system managed through an unbundled architecture involving intermediaries appointed by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) viz. pension funds, custodian, central record keeping and accounting agency, National Pension System Trust, trustee bank, points of presence and Annuity service providers. It is prudently regulated by PFRDA which is a statutory regulatory body established to promote old age income security and to protect the interest of subscribers of NPS.
• Dual benefits of Low Cost and Power of Compounding- The pension wealth which accumulates over a period of time till retirement grows with a compounding effect. The all-in-costs of the institutional architecture of NPS are among the lowest in the world.
• Tax Benefits- Contribution made to the NPS Tier-I account is eligible for tax deduction under the Income Tax Act, 1961. An additional tax rebate of Rs.50000 is also allowed for contributions made to NPS Tier-I under Section 80CCD (IB) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
• Transparency and Portability is ensured through online access of the pension account by the NPS subscribers, across all geographical locations and portability of employments.
• Partial withdrawal- Subscribers can withdraw up to 25% of their own contributions before attaining age of superannuation, subject to certain conditions.
The amount of monthly annuity payable to a Government servant on exit from NPS depends upon various factors such as accumulated pension wealth of the Government servant, portion of accumulated pension wealth utilized for the purchase of annuity and the type of annuity purchased.
Under the defined benefit pension system applicable to Government servants appointed before 01.01.2004, pension is calculated based on qualifying service and the last pay drawn by the Government servant.
Authority: Lok Sabha

Constitution of the Formulary Committee for new edition of Postal Formulary for the year 2018-2020

No proposal is under consideration to abolish system of Pay Commission in future

FIXATION OF PAY OF GROUP D OFFICIALS PROMOTED TO POSTAL ASSISTANTS

Monday, April 16, 2018

FIXATION OF PAY OF GROUP D OFFICIALS PROMOTED TO POSTAL ASSISTAN-reg

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Redeployment of posts in West Bengal Circle for setting up of Postal Training Centre at Kolkata

Constitution of the Formulary Committee for new edition of Postal Formulary for the year 2018-2020

Steps taken for smooth functioning of POSB operations and prevention of frauds in CBS Offices

Amendment of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Inspector Posts

Promotion to senior Time scale in the Level-11 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 67,700-2,08,700) [Pre-revised PB-3: Rs.15500-39100 + GP Rs.6600/-] of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' vide Review STS DPC for the vear 2010-11.

Assignment of additional charge of CPMG,Chhattisgarh Circle.

Dr. Yogendra Prasad Rai, IPOS-1984, has assumed the office of Member(PLI) & Chaiman, PLI investment Board, Departmenr of Posts, Ministry of Communcations in the forenoon of 22.02.2018

Shri Salim Haque, IPOS-1984, has assumed the office of Member(Technology) Postal Services Board, Departmenr of Posts, Ministry of Communcations in the forenoon of 08.02.2018

CALENDAR OF DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR 2018-19 WRITTEN BY ADMIN ON APR 16, 2018 | APRIL 16, 2018



REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS UNDER THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS) : SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT

MTS DIRECT RECRUITMENT 2018 ONLINE APPLICATION

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EMPLOYEES’ DEPOSIT LINKED INSURANCE (AMENDMENT) SCHEME, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sri.D.Kishan Rao Secretary General FNPO met Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy, President INTUC3

Sri.D.Kishan Rao Secretary General FNPO with a National Union Delegation met Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy, President INTUC.

 on 10.04.2018 )Sri.D.Kishan Rao Secretary General FNPO with a National Union Delegation met Dr.Sanjeeva Reddy, President INTUC in his residence. 

A memorandum has been submitted on the work hours of GDS employees and removal of restriction of 5 hours under Rule 3A(i) GDS Conduct &Engagement Rules,2011. 

He immediately called Sri.Tapan Sen Hon'ble MP &  General Secretary,CITU and appraised for a joint struggle of INTUC & CITU in the Postal Department. 

The Delegation will meet Dr.Reddy in New Delhi and chalk out the further programme with NFPE and FNPO affiliates on the GDS Service Conditions.

D.Kishan Rao
SG,FNPO.

National Council(JCM) meeting very shortly.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2018
Dated: April 10, 2018
The General Secretaries,
All Constituents Organizations of the JCM(Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Brief of the meetings held between the Staff Side(JCM) and Official Side

Met yesterday, i.e. on 9th April, 2018, with the Secretary(DoP&T), Government of India, Dr. C. Chandramauli, who joined recently, and requested him for holding meetings of the Standing Committee of the NC/JCM and National Anomalies Committee at an earliest. He has promised for the same.

Today, i.e. on 10th April, 2018, met the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, and handed him over a copy of the enclosed letter.

He said that, the issue of the NPS is under finalization and Secretary(Pension), Government of India, had very recently given presentation. He further said that, there would be some visible changes in the NPS.

On the issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula he once again mentioned that it depends totally on the political call.

So far the issue of non-holding of meetings of the National Council(JCM) is concerned, he said that he would try to hold this meeting very shortly.

This is for your information.
Sincerely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
National Council(JCM)
Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com