Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today K.V.Kurudagi, C.S., NUPM&MTS retired from service. SG FNPO T.N.Rahate And ASG,FNPO B.Sivakumar participated in the felicitation.

Today K.V.Kurudagi, C.S., NUPM&MTS retired from service. SG FNPO T.N.Rahate And ASG,FNPO B.Sivakumar participated in the felicitation.

SG FNPO T.N .Rahate met PMG (Bangalore Region) and DPS HQs.

Before felicitation meeting SG FNPO T.N .Rahate met PMG (Bangalore Region) and DPS HQs. SG FNPO discussed various issues of Karanataka Circle. More details will be published in Federal Sentinelin August issue

Department called GDS Unions for a meeting on 31-07-2018 under Chairmanship of Director General (Posts)

Monday, July 30, 2018

Department called GDS Unions for a meeting on 31-07-2018 under Chairmanship of Director General (Posts)

SG FNPO T.N.Rahate inaugurated Silver Jubliee Maharashtra National Union of Postman & MTS Conference

Not Possible to Revert Back to Old Pension Scheme

It is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme – Minister replied in Parliament on 24.7.2018
Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme
Representations have been received from various Associations of Government Employees on the problems being faced and the demand to withdraw the National Pension System (NPS).
The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) also in its report examined the issues related to NPS and made recommendations for addressing these issues. Pursuant thereto, it was decided to constitute a Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures for streamlining NPS. The Committee has submitted its report.
Due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and keeping in view of fiscal imperatives, it is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Amendment of Service Rules and Recruitment Rules as per 7th CPC - DoPT

7th Central Pay Commissions Recommendations - Revision of Pay Scales - Amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

Government of India
Ministry or Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 25th July 2018

Sub: Seventh Central Pay Commissions recommendations - revision of pay scales - amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 9th August 2016 regarding amendment of Service Rules/ Recruitment Rules by replacing the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay with the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure recommended by the Seventh CPC and notified in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
2. In the light of above all cadre controlling authorities of Organized Group A services are hereby requested to amend the SRs as per OM dated 30.08.2016 to bring them in-conformity with 7th CPC structure. The information in this regard may also be furnished to the undersigned latest by 31st July 2018 in the format enclosed.
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source: https://dopt.gov.in/

Wage structure of GDS - Lok Sabha Q&A (25-07-2018)

Transfer Policy - Lok Sabha Q &A,

     Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensioTransfer Policy

Posted On: 25 JUL 2018 3:17PM by PIB Delhi
In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on transfer/posting of Government employees, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to have their own guidelines for transfer/posting of their employees providing for the following -
  1. minimum tenure;
  2. have a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer; and
Respective Ministries/Departments are also required to place the transfer policy in public domain.
There is no proposal to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees as guidelines for transfer/posting of employees depend on the specific requirement of individual Ministries/ Departments. Moreover, the State Public Services are under State List for which the State Governments are competent to make rules and policies. Accordingly, there is no proposal to constitute any commission for single transfer policy for both Central & State employees.
This information was provided 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 written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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Right to Information Act : Departmental Committee Recommendations of Pay & allowances of GDS in DOP, Finance Ministry & PMO Objections , Cabinet Note by DoP and approved recommendations by Central Cabinet

Right to Information Act : Departmental Committee Recommendations , Finance Ministry & PMO Objections , Cabinet Note by DoP and approved recommendations by Central Cabinet

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days

Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure 
New Delhi, the 19th July, 2018 
Subject:- Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days. 

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Nursing Allowance to Nursing personnel working in various hospitals and institutions during absence of full calendar month(s) due to leave, training, tour etc. 
2. The matter has been considered in this Department. It has been decided that Nursing Allowance will be admissible to Nursing personnel during absence of more than 30 days due to leave, training, tour etc., however, duration of such leave will be restricted to maximum 60 days. Beyond 60 days leave/ absence, the Nursing Allowance will not be admissible. 
3. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Exp.). 
(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Patch for GDS New Pay and Allowances and Income Tax released on 24/07/2018

GDS new pay drawal read me 

1. Execute the script using script tool (accounts and IT) 
2. Replace the existing accounts exe to latest accounts exe 
3. New scale and level adding and modification is not required 
Certain changes have to be made to the accounts module to accommodate the revision of pay scales to GDS employees in accordance with the new pay structure. The changes to be made are explained in the steps below 

New pay scales and Level 
The existing pay scales have to be modified if required using the menu Employees- Employee Entry –GDS - Modify. Select the required designation, based on designation pay scale and level will be appeared in the Pay scale. 
Modify the correct Basic pay as per the fixed amount based on division office order 
If Increment month is July 2018 then for the month should be June 2018, once modified to July 2018 increment amount will not be drawn 

New allowances 
Dearness allowance – Add the new rate of (percent) with base allowance being Basic Pay only from 1.7.2018 or previous month through allowance parameter configuration for GDS officials. 
Other allowances new rate to be configured / modified based on GDS order

India Post witness rebound in traditional services revenue

CBDT - extension in due date for non-tax audit cases is fake and there are no such plans to extend this deadline beyond 31st July, 2018.

Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours - Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

Amendment of the Trade Unions Act, 1927 to provide provisions for recognition of Trade Unions

Monday, July 23, 2018

GDS Unions Memorandum copy to submit to Hon’ble Members of Parliament on GDS Committee recommendations.

CHQ: First Floor, Post Office Building, Padam Nagar, Delhi 110007
CHQ: T-24 Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001   Ph:- 011-23321378 
CHQ: 2151/1, New Patel Raod, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 008.
Hon’ble Member of Parliament (LokSabha/RajyaSabha)
Respected Sir,
On behalf of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts, we submit the memorandum for your kind consideration and favourable action.
The Government of India constituted One Man Committee under the Chairmanship of Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member to examine the wage structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in November, 2015.
The Committee submitted a report to the Department of Posts in November 2016.
The Union Cabinet has approved the report on 06.06.2018. The major recommendations of the committee were overlooked and neglected by Union Cabinet and the Department of Posts. The committee has been wrongfully manipulated and amended. This manipulation and unjustified amendment of the report of the committee has been given the serious detriment of the GDS employees and has put them to  a cumulative loss of lakhs of rupees.
You are humbly requested to take up these issues in the parliament by using your good offices.
We are submitting the following for your ready reference.
Sl. No.
Recommendations of GDS Committee
Decisions of Union Cabinet and the Department of Posts
The Committee recommends that the Department should introduce a voluntary discharge scheme for the GDS who are willing to leave the post before the discharge age of 65 years. Three types of schemes are recommended.
Not considered
The committee has recommended

Preferring transfer before put off duty.
Not considered
The ceiling of ex gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000/- to 5,00,000/-
Increased from 60,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/- & diluted.
The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/- to

Rs. 5,00,000/-
Not considered.
Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6000/- per child per annum has been recommended.
Not considered.
Composite Allowance:-

Change rent, office maintenance, electricity charges etc., Rs. 1100/- and Rs. 1600/- per month has been recommended for BPMs.
Reduced from Rs.1600/- to Rs. 250/- and Rs. 500/- & diluted.
Composite Allowance for ABPMs X-Class cities Rs. 2400/- Y-Class Cities Rs. 1600/- Z Class Cities Rs. 800/- recommended.
Not considered
Date of Implementation

The Committee recommends that the date of implementation of increase of wages should be effective from 01.01.2016 as in the case of recommendation of 7th CPC for regular Central Government employees.
Implemented from 01-07-2018 & diluted.
Leave accumulation and encashment facility upto 180 days has been recommended.
Not considered
A Financial upgradation has been recommended at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
Not considered

The Limited transfer facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDS. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDS. The Powers of transfer has been delegated to the concerned divisional head.
Not considered.
The GDS Committee recommends following to rationalize the categories of GDS’s. The same approved and other unapproved categories of GDS merged into two categories.

a) Branch Post Masters.

b) Asst. Branch Post Masters  /
Dak Sevaks.
Orders issued.
The committee has recommended only two working hours (4 hrs& 5 hrs) and two levels of wages scales (level-I and level-2) for BPMs and other GDSs
Orders issued.
New Wage Scales

BPMs 4 hrs work     12000/-

5 hrs work     14000/-
ABPMs 4 hrs work   10000/-
5 hrs work   12,000/-
Orders issued
Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for Women GDS’s has been recommended.
Orders issued.
The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%
Orders issued.

Yours faithfully