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Promotion of JAG Officers who are on Deputation to SAG of IPoS Group A

Promotion of JAG Officers who are on Deputation to SAG of IPoS Group A
Directorate has issued promotions to 12 Junior Administrative Grade Officers(NFSG) of IPoSGroup A (who are at present on Deputation to Other Deparments/Organizations) to Senior Administrative Grade.
 
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Promotions, Transfers & Postings in SAG Cadre of IPoS

Promotions, Transfers & Postings in SAG Cadre of IPoS
Directorate has issued Promotions to 12 JAG Officers of IPoS Group A to SAG Cadre(DPS to PMG) and issued transfers to  SAG officers.
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Post office Interest Calculator Ver 1.0 / SBCO Interest Check

Post office Interest Calculator Ver 1.0 / SBCO Interest Check

Reservation in Promotion

Reservation in Promotion

The Supreme Court in the matter of M. Nagaraj case, while upholding validity of the Constitution amendments regarding reservation in promotion to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, has laid down certain pre-requisite conditions for providing reservation in promotion to SCs and STs, namely the State has to see about inadequacy of representation, backwardness of the class and efficiency of administration. To overcome these pre-requisite conditions, the Government proposed to introduce a bill to amend the Constitution. Opinion of the Attorney General of India was sought on the proposed bill and he had not opined that the Bill on the Constitutional amendment for reservation of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in promotion in the Government jobs was erroneous.

The Bill aims to amend Article 16(4A) so as to continue with existing provisions of reservation in promotion to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, without any impediment.

This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Shri Yashvir Singh and Shri Neeraj Shekhar in the Lok Sabha today.

Source : PIB

FAQ on Policy of Reservation to SCs STs and OBCs…Dopt orders

FAQ on Policy of Reservation to SCs STs and OBCs…Dopt orders


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) on the Policy of Reservation to SCs STs and OBCs :

Q.1 : What is the Government on reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs?

And; Reservation to the SCs. STs and OBCs in case of direct recruitment on all India basis by open competition is given at the rate of 15%, 7.5% and 27% respectively. In case of direct recruitment on all India basis otherwise than by open competition, reservation for SCs. STs and OBCs is 16.66%, 7.5% and 25.84% respectively. In case of direct recruitment to Group C and D posts which normally attract candidates from a locality or a region, percentage of reservation for SCs/STs is generally fixed in proportion to the population of SCs and STs in the respective States/UTs. For OBCs it is fixed keeping in view the proportion of their population in the concerned State/UT and the fact that total reservation for SCs/STs/OBCs remains within the limit of 50% and reservation for OBCs remains within the limit of 27%.

Reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and the STs in all groups of services viz. A, B, C and D at the rate of 15% and 7.5% respectively. In case of promotion by selection method reservation is available upto the lowest rung of Group ‘A’ at the same rates.In promotion by selection to posts within Group ‘A’ which carry an ultimate salary of Rs. 18,300/- or less (in pre-revised scale), there is no reservation, but the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe officers who are senior enough in the zone of consideration for promotion so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn up, would be included in that list provided they are not considered unfit for promotion.

Q.2 What are the key provisions of Reservation Policy?

Ans: Following are the key provisions of Policy of Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs:

(i) SCs/ STs get reservation in all groups of posts under the Government in case of direct recruitment and in case of promotions made by non-selection method. In case of promotions made by selection, reservation is available to them when promotions are made in Group B, C, D posts and from Group B to the lowest rung in Group ‘A’ posts.

(ii) SC/ST/OBC candidates appointed by direct recruitment and SC/ST candidates also promoted on their own merit are adjusted against unreserved posts.

(iii) In promotion by selection to posts within Group ‘A’ which carry an ultimate salary of Rs. 18,300/- or less (pre-revised), there is no reservation, but the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe officers who are senior enough in the zone of consideration for promotion so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn up, would be included in that list provided they are not considered unfit for promotion.

(iv) There is a general ban on dereservation of posts in case of direct recruitment.

(v) In case of direct recruitment various relaxations, like relaxations in age limit by 5 yerar; exemption from payment of examination/application fees; relaxation in qualification of experience at the discretion of UPSC/competent authority; relaxation in standard of suitability, etc. are available to members of SCs and STs.

(vi) In case of direct recruitment, OBCs get relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit, relaxation in standards of suitability, etc.

(vii) In case of promotion, zone of consideration is extended upto five times the number of vacancies in case suitable candidates are not available within normal zone of consideration; minimum qualifying marks/ standards of evaluation are relaxable; upper age limit is relaxable by five years where upper age limit for promotion is prescribed not more than 50 years.

(viii) There is a provision of appointment of liaison officers in all Ministries/ Departments to ensure proper implementation of reservation policy.

Q. 3: What are the relaxations available to SCs/STs?

Ans:The relaxations that are available for the SCa and STs in direct recruitment are as follows:-
a) Relaxation in the upper age limit by five years;
b) Exemption from payment of examination / application fees;
c) Where interview is a part of the recruitment process, SC / ST candidates should be interviewed separately;
d) Qualification regarding experience can be relaxed in respect of SC / ST candidates at the discretion of UPSC / Competent Authority;
e) Standards of suitability can be relaxed etc.
The relaxations that are available for the SCs / STs in promotions are as follows:-
a) The zone of consideration is extended to five times the number of vacancies in case suitable SC / ST candidates are not available within the normal zone of consideration;
b) Minimum qualifying marks / standards of evaluation are relaxable;
c) Upper age limit relaxable by five years where upper age limit for promotion is prescribed not exceeding fifty years. etc.

Q.4. What are the relaxations available to OBCs?

Ans: Relaxations available to OBCs in direct recruitment are as follows:
(i) Relaxation in the upper age limit by 3 years.
(ii) Qualification regarding experience can be relaxed at the discretion of Competent Authority.
(iii) Standards of suitability can be relaxed, etc.

Q.5. Who is an own merit candidate?

Ans: A candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC who is selected on the same standard as applied to general category candidates and who appears in the general merit list is treated as own merit candidate. Such candidate is adjusted against unreserved point of the reservation roster. Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.36011/1/98-Estt.(Res.) dated 1-7-1998 clarifies that only such SC/ST/OBC candidates who are selected on the same standard as applied to general candidates shall not be adjusted against reserved vacancies. In other words, when a relaxed standard is applied in selecting an SC/ST/OBC candidate, for example in the age limit, experience qualification, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration larger than what is provided for general category candidates, etc., the SC/ST/OBC candidates are to be counted against reserved vacancies. Such candidates would be deemed to be unavailable for consideration against unreserved vacancies.

Q.6. What is the difference between post based reservation and vacancy based reservation?

Ans: Reservation to SCs. STs and OBCs prior to 2.07.1997 was implemented through vacancy based rosters in which case calculation of reserved vacancies depended on the total number of vacancies to be filled. The Supreme Court in the case of R.K. Sabharwal held that reservation in a cadre should be calculated on the basis of total number of posts in the cadre and not the vacancies. It means that if reservation for SCs is 15% and cadre strength in a grade is 100, 15 posts will be reserved for SCs i.e. at any point of time 15 posts in this cadre should be held by SCs appointed by reservation. Whenever their representation comes down, it would be completed.

Q.7: What is a Backlog vacancy and why are so many backlog vacancies in services?

Ans: Backlog Revered Vacancies of a category are those vacancies which were earmarked reserved for that category in and earlier recruitment year but remained unfilled in the previous recruitment attempt on account of non-availability of suitable candidates belonging to that category and are still lying unfilled.
As per instructions issued by the DoP&T, if sufficient number of suitable SCs, STs and OBC candidates do not become available to fill up the vacancies reserved for them in the first attempt of recruitment, a second attempt is made for recruiting suitable candidates belonging to the concerned category in the same recruitment year or as early as possible before the next recruitment year so that backlog reserved vacancies are not created. However, even after making such efforts the reserved vacancies are not filled up and backlog vacancies are created which are carried forward to the subsequent recruitment year, in which concerted efforts are made to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies as soon as possible.
It may be observed that reason of creation of backlog reserved vacancy is non-availability of reserved category candidates for some posts.

Q.8 Whether the ceiling of 50% reservation would apply to backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs.

Ans. Backlog reserved vacancies are treated as special and distinct group and ceiling of 50% reservation in a recruitment year does not apply to backlog reserved vacancies.

Q.9 What is the policy of Government about appointment of less qualified SCs, STs and OBCs candidates?

Ans: Instructions provide that in direct recruitment whether by examination or otherwise, if sufficient number of Scheduled Caste candidates are not available on the basis of the general standard to this community should be selected to fill up the remaining vacancies reserved for them provided they are not found unfit for such post or posts. Thus, to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes cannot be filled on the basis of general standard, candidate belonging to SC community are taken by relaxed standard to make up the deficiency in the reserved quota, subject to the fitness of these candidates for appointment to the post/posts in question.

In addition to the concession referred to above, instructions further provide that in cases where the requisite number of SC candidate fulfilling even the relaxed standards admissible in their cases are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them in non-technical and quasi-technical Group C and D services/posts required to be filled by direct recruitment otherwise than by written examination, the selecting authorities should, to the extent of the vacancies reserved for SC. select for appointment the best among the SC candidates who fulfil the minimum educational qualification laid down in the notice for recruitment of advertisement. In order to bring such candidates to the minimum standard necessary for the posts and for the maintenance of efficiency of administration, they should be given in-service training.

Where some period of experience is prescribed as an essential qualification for direct recruitment to a post, an where, in the opinion of the Ministry/ Department concerned, the relaxation of the experience qualification is not inconsistent with efficiency, a provision is inserted under the "essential qualification’ in the relevant recruitment rules to the effect that UPSC/ Competent Authority may relaxed the experience/qualification in the case of SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Q.10. Why there is no reservation in case of promotion within Group A?

Ans: Reservation to SCs and STs is available at all levels in the matter of promotion by non-selection method. In case of promotion by selection they get reservation up to the lowest rung of Group ‘A’. Though there is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A, in ease of promotion by selection from a Group ‘A’ post having a maximum salary of Rs. 18,300/- or less( in pre-revised scale), the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe officers who are senior enough in the zone of consideration for promotion so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn up, are included in that list provided they are not considered unfit for promotion. Thus sufficient care is taken to ensure that the SC/ST officers get promotion to such higher posts even if they do not meet the criterion laid down for general category candidates.

The Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney’s case had declared reservation in promotion ultra virus. However, in order to continue reservation in promotion, the 77th Amendment was made to the Constitution incorporating clause (4A) in Article 16 of the Constitution which enabled the State to continue reservation in promotion. The statement of Objects and Reasons of the Constitution (Eight-Sixth Amendment) Bill which became the Constitution (77th Amendment) Act, stated that the object was to continue the then existing dispensation. Since reservation in promotion was not available when promotions were made by selection within Group ‘A’ posts even before the judgment of the Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney case, the Department’s O.M. dated August 13, 1997 issued in pursuance of Article 16 (4A) has restored the previously existing dispensation, which did not provided for reservation in promotion by selection within Group ‘A’ posts.

Q.11 What is the objective behind the issuance of caste certificates to Scheduled Casts and Scheduled Tribes?

Ans. The main objective of issuance of caste certificate is to facilitate access of bonafide candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class to the reserved posts and services under the State and other facilities provided by the State to them.

Q.12. Whether the Government have achieved the objective behind the issue of caste certificate?

Ans. On the basis of caste certificates, large number of reserved category candidates have been able to secure employment in Government establishments, PSUs, Banks, autonomous bodies ets.; secure admissions to educational institutions; and get other facilities provided by the Government to the members of Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

Q.13 What is the procedure for issuing of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/other Backward Class certificates? Who is the competent authority to issue the same?

Is any other authority other than specified, in any circumstances allowed to issue such certificates, If so, elaborate.
Ans. The instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.36012/6/88-Estt.(Res.) dated 24.4.90 and OM No.36012/22/93-Estt,(Res.) dated 15.11.1993 provide the Authorities who are competent to issue of caste certificates and also the proforma However, the Central Government accepts the certificates issued only by the following authorities in the prescribed proforma:
(1) District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1st class stipendiary Magistrate/Sub Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner.
(2) Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.
(3) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Thasildar and
(4) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and /or his family normally resides.

Q.14 What are the guidelines that have been issued to the appointing authorities in regard to scrutiny and verification of caste certificates of candidates at the time of their entry into Government service?

Whether the present guidelines on the subject are fool proof so that genuine SC/ST are not deprived of their Constitutional rights.

Ans. The Government of India has issued instructions regarding scrutiny and verification of the caste certificates of the candidates at the time of initial appointment and at every important upturn of employee’s career. This Department re-iterated the instructions vide O.M. No.36011/3/2005-Estt.(Res.) dated 9th September 2005.

Q.15 What are the guidelines in case of migration of a reserved category person from one state to another State?

Ans. When a person migrates from the portion of the State in respect of which his community is Scheduled to another part of the same State in respect of which his community is not scheduled, he will continue to be deemed to be a member of the Scheduled Caste or the Scheduled Tribe or the Other Backward Class, as the case may be in relation to that State; When a person who is a member from one State to another, he can claim to belong to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe only in relation to the State to which be originally belonged and not in respect of the State to which he has migrated.

Q.16 What action is taken when complaints are received about the genuineness of caste certificate once the appointments have been given or on detection of a prima facie case of a false SC/ST certificate at any stage of employment? Is there a set procedure to be followed for punish in such an employee?

Ans. The instructions contained in The Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.11012/7/91-Estt.(A) dated 19-5-93 provide that wherever it is found that a Government servant, who was not qualified or eligible in terms of the recruitment rules etc. for initial recruitment in service or had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. If he in a probationer or a temporary Government servant, he should be discharged or his services should be terminated. If he has become a permanent Govt. Servant, an inequity as prescribed in Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 may be held and if the charges ar proved, the Government servant should be removed or dismissed from service. In no circumstances should any other penalty be imposed. Necessary action may also be taken under the provisions of the IPC for priduction of false certificates.

Q. 17 What is ‘Creamy Layer’ amongst OBCs?

Ans. The Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney case has unheld 27% reservation for OBCs in civil posts and services under the State subject to exclusion of socially advanced persons/ sections (creamy layer) from OBCs within 4 months form the date of judgment.
2. Following the above judgment of the Supreme Court, the Government had constituted an Expert Committee to make recommendations on the socio-economic criteria to be adopted for excluding the creamy layer amongst OBCs. The report of the Expert Committee was considered and accepted by the Government and the categories of the persons/ selections to be excluded from the purview of reservation orders for OBCs were notified in the Schedule to the OM dated 8.9.1993 issued by this Department. Initially, the Income limit of ‘creamy layer’ vide the aforesaid O.M. for exclusion of reservation was fixed Rs. 1 Lakh.
3. Last time, this income ceiling was revised from Rs.2.5 lakh to 4.5 lakh vide OM No.36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) on 14.10.2008.

Q.18 What is the criteria to determine the ‘creamy layer’ amongst OBCs Employees working in PSUs?

Ans. The criteria prescribed for determining creamy layer status of some and daughters of persons in Government service mutatis mutandis applies to the sons and daughters of persons holding equivalent or comparable posts in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Organisation, Universities etc. and also holding equivalent or comparable posts and positions under private employment. The creamy layer status of the sons and daughters of employees of organizations where evaluation of the posts on equivalent or comparable basis has not been made is determined on the basis of ‘Income/ Wealth Test’ given in the Schedule. The income/ wealth Test prescribes that the gross annual income of Rs. 4.5 lakh or above or possessing wealth above the exemption limit as prescribed in Wealth Tax Act for a period of three consecutive years would be treated to fall in creamy layer.

Source: www.persmin.nic.in via: http://90paisa.blogspot.in

Aadhaar Card..personal details can be updated on line now.

Aadhaar Card..personal details can be updated on line now.
Aadhaar Card holder can request for change of Demographic Profile online.

While issue of Aadhaar card with unique identification number of is in full pace, UIDAI which is executing Aadhaar Scheme throughout India has recently launched another online feature in its website (www.uidai.gov.in)
New Online feature provided in Aadhaar Scheme.

Those who have been issued with Aadhaar Card can now use the new online feature in UIDAI website to update their personal profile such as name, gender, date of birth, address and mobile number. Once any of these personal details of a Aadhaar Card holder is edited online, changes will be effected in the central Aadhaar database after due verification of hard-copies of documents concerned by UIDAI authorities

This feature is the most wanted one as demographic profile an individual who has been issued with Aadhaar Card such as mobile phone number, residential address etc may change after issue of Aadhaar card.

The instructions issued by UIDAI for updating personal details online are as follows.

Dear Resident,

Welcome to Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal. UIDAI is committed to provide resident friendly eco-system and self service update portal is one of the various touch points to update their profile in 3 easy steps: STEP 1: Login with Aadhaar, STEP 2: Submit your Update Request and STEP 3: Upload Documents.

Note that Update here refers to any changes as well as corrections, if required, in resident´s original Aadhaar letter.

Who can use this portal?

Any resident with a mobile number can update their profile using this portal. Mobile number is mandatory to receive password for login.

What all information can be updated through this portal?

Residents can update Name, Address, Gender, Date of Birth and Mobile Number through this portal. For other updates, please visit Aadhaar Enrollment / Update Center. Click here for detailed instructions on submitting Aadhaar Update/ Correction requests through this portal.

What are the documents required to be submitted along with an update request?

Residents are required to upload self attested copy of relevant documents for update/ correction. Please click here for the valid list of documents.

Will resident information be Updated immediately after submission of request?

Submission of information for update does not guarantee update of Aadhaar data. The information submitted is subject to verification and validation.

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for updating personal details in Aadhaar card.    Courtesy : http://gpress.in/

 

Implementation of the Order dated 30.4.12 passed by the Hon 'ble Delhi High Court in W.P. (Civil) No. 569512000 - Pensionary benefits to the employees of Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens ~ Regarding.

Implementation of the Order dated 30.4.12 passed by the Hon 'ble Delhi High Court in W.P. (Civil) No. 569512000 - Pensionary benefits to the employees of Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens ~ Regarding.
To view copy of DOPT memo dated 26/11/2012, please CLICK HERE.

DOP decided to open 80 BOs and 50 SOs before 31/3/2013 in the country.

DOP decided to open 80 BOs and 50 SOs before 31/3/2013 in the country.
India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world. However, 5,00,327 villages are without Post Offices in the country. Opening of Post Offices is an on-going process. New Post Offices are opened as per the prescribed norms and subject to availability of Plan funds and manpower. It has been proposed to open 80 Branch Post Offices and 50 Sub-Post Offices in the country during the current financial year (2012-13).

24,969 departmental Post Offices have been computerized, out of which
21,606 Post Offices have been provided electronic money order facilities. The Department has a plan to provide these services through all Post Offices in phased manner and it is expected to be completed during the current Plan.

This information was given by Dr. (Smt.) Killi Kruparani, Minister of State for C&IT in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

MACP Scheme for the C. G. Employees - No. 4-4/2008-PCC dated 22.11.2012


Format of application for permission to apply for Ex-India Leave - No. 1-28/2012-SPG Dt. 08.11.2012


Guidelines for monitoring and expeditious disposal of the disciplinary proceeings - No. 425/04/2015-AVD-IV (A) Dated 29.11.2012.


Strengthening of Vigilance set-up in Ministries/Departments - No. 425/01/2012-AVD-IV(A) dated 30.11.2012


Filling up of vacancies reserved for persons with Disabilities - No. 36035/6/20125-Estt (Res.) Dated 26.11.2012


Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners - use of e-scroll for retrieving information from Banks - No. 1/20/2011-P&PW (E) (Vol. IV) Dated 14.11.2012


Transfer to lower post under FR 15 (a) No. 16/4/2012-Pay-I Dated 05.11.2012


Adherence to line limits for conveyance of cash & provision of security guards in the Post offices in sensitives areas. - No. 18-1/2012-PO Dated 26.11.2012


Eligibility of Children from a void or voidable marriage for family pension - No. 1/16/1996-P&PW (E) (Vol. II) Dated 27.11.2012.

MACP TO PROMOTEES = DEPARTMENT’S STAND = LATEST POSITION

MACP TO PROMOTEES = DEPARTMENT’S STAND = LATEST POSITION

APPEAL FILED IN JODHPUR HIGH COURT AGAINST CAT JUDGEMENT

Para – 9 of the Annexure – I to DOP&T OM dated 19.05.2009 provides in clearest terms that “regular service for the purpose of MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of the post in direct entry grade on a regular basis or on absorption/re-employment basis.”

The existing statutory Recruitment Rules of Postmen and PA cadre provide for promotion quota to be filled up through LDCE (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination). Para – 5 of Annexure – I of DOPT Order on MACPS provides for ignoring only the promotions/upgradations granted under the ACP scheme (old scheme) in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/up gradation of posts recommended by 6th CPC. Thus the promotions earned through LDCE are not provided to be ignored.

As per the summary record of discussions of the meeting held on 27.07.2012 with the JCM National Council Staff side on issues relating to MACPS (Annexure III to DOP&T OM No 11/2/2008-JCA dated 13.09.2012) it was decided against item No. 4 that treatment of such cases would be on the lines as was under the ACP scheme (old scheme) and Ministry of Railways would examine the matter accordingly. Para 5.1 of Annexure-I to DOP&T OM dated 09.08.1999 relating to ACP Scheme (old scheme) provides for counting of regular promotions earned through LDCE.

So far as the common Judgment of the CAT Jodhpur in OA No. 382/2011, 353/2011 and 354/2011 dated 22.05.2012 is concerned, the CAT held that whenever and official appears in LDCE and gets selected to the post, them it starts new innings for him and for the purpose of counting his stagnation, if any, from the date of joining of the new post alone would be relevant and his previous career advancement cannot be called as promotion within the definition of the word “promotion” for consideration of his eligibility under MACP scheme.

The judgment referred to above is in contradiction to the provisions of the MACPS as also against the decision of the Government against item No. 4 referred to in Annexure – III to DOP&T OM No. 11/2/2008-JCA dated 13.09.2012.

MACP Scheme is the Scheme formulated by DOP&T, the nodal Ministry in this regard. Department of Posts cannot make any change in the scheme. The Department has accordingly referred the issue to the DOP&T and provided the required Recruitment Rules as called for by the DOP&T.

Keeping in view of the existing provisions of the MACP Scheme as also the decision of the Government against item No. 4, Department has filed writ petition (Appeal) before the Hon’ble High court of Jodhpur.

Source : http://www.aipeup3chq.com/

CPMG Karnataka is holding additional charge of CPMG Maharashtra.

CPMG Karnataka is holding additional charge of CPMG Maharashtra.
Shri A. K. Sharma, Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai retired from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/11/2012. Ms Hilda Abraham, Chief PMG, Karnataka Circle, Bangalore was asked by Dte. to hold the additional charge of Chief PMG, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai till further orders.

IT Modernization project....Presentation made by Department of Posts on 30/11/2012 at New Delhi.

IT Modernization project....Presentation made by Department of Posts on 30/11/2012 at New Delhi.
To view the details, please CLICK HERE.

Special Inspection Quarters for IPs / ASPs at Mumbai.

Special Inspection Quarters for IPs / ASPs at Mumbai.
As per the request of our Association two Inspection Rooms are prepared and earmarked at Chinchbunder Head Post Office, Mumbai 400009 (5th floor, Room No. 4 & 7) as IQs only for the use of IPs / ASPs / Gr. B Officers who are visiting Mumbai to attend CAT/Court and any other official work.

The booking of IQs are available from today onwards by application to APMG (PSR) o/o the Chief PMG, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai 400001. Chinchbunder HPO is only 3 KM from CST Railway Station and walkable from Masjid Railway Station.

The telephone numbers for booking of IQs are as under :

APMG (PSR) - 022/22621806, 022/22623230, Fax No. 022/22620754.

In case of emergency to Sr. PM, Chinchbunder HO - 022/23771116

LGO Examination 2012 result announcement....Maharashtra Circle.

LGO Examination 2012 result announcement....Maharashtra Circle.
LGO Examination was held on 16/9/2012. To view mark list of candidates of Maharashtra Circle, please CLICK HERE.

Director (Estt.) Postal Directorate on deputation to Govt. of Afghanistan.

Director (Estt.) Postal Directorate on deputation to Govt. of Afghanistan.
Ms Kalpana Rajsinghot, Director (Estt) Postal Directorate is relieved for appointment as Capacity Development Advisor (CDA) with the Government of Afghanistan. To view Postal Directorate memo, please CLICK HERE.

Click on following links to view list of CGHS empanelled Hospitals

Click on following links to view list of CGHS empanelled Hospitals









DEAR POSTMASTER - A WORD WITH YOU

 


Dear Postmaster,
From the bureau of CHQ of all India Association of Postmaster Cadre....

After the Pooja and festival season we all resumed our routine. The work is same the post is same and the remuneration is also same, but what is different? That is...acceptance, approach, and attitude.

We Met on 1.10.2012, at Mumbai and decided to form a non federated association exclusively for Postmasters cadre and formed one ad hoc body. Through that ad hoc body we submitted our views to the Directorate for grievance and relief.

We all know that getting approval for an association is Policy and purely administrative task and the work will take its own time. Like that, our proposal is submitted in the required format and the discussions are in progress. Clarifications sought by the Dte. has been submitted. Before getting any final reply from the Department, it is premature to announce the final decision. That is not correct also. At present we can say, we are receiving Positive signals from the Department.. When a committee is formed the members should be keep tranquillity among themselves.

They should think and act on the development of the association activities to maintain unity and to maintain the dignity of the cadre. Instead adopting the other measures to superseding and developing difference of opinion is highly regrettable.

The Constitution and the bye laws are already provided to the All India office bearers for implementation. But it is not seen that no circle has formed such ad hoc body in the circle and RO and divisional level. It is concerning. If any ad hoc body is formed in your circle that should be intimated to CHQ for records. No one can drag us down except by ourselves. Our association activities should be carried out by us only. Don’t wait for others to recognise and approve us.

The fund management should be maintained.

We are all office in charge and working between the administration and the operative. So our dignity should be maintained in each level of approach. Do instead of Dialogues. Maintain unity at all time and level. Be prepared for the development in matured manner. Interact with each other for improvement. In case of any derailment in the unity from any circle is received because of rumours, in fights, miscommunication and in activities that will affect the activities of the CHQ...we are in CHQ working for the benefit of the Postmaster cadre in all possible way. All and any innovative initiatives from the all circle co coordinators are appreciated for to maintain the unity and tranquillity.

That’s all from the bureau of CHQ at present...we will meet again with positive and concrete reply.

Have a nice day to all Postmasters.

Transfer to lower post under FR 15(a). DOPT ORDER

Transfer to lower post under FR 15(a). DOPT ORDER



Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners use of e-scroll for retrieving information from Banks - reg.

Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners use of e-scroll for retrieving information from Banks - reg.



Disbursement of pension to Postal Pensioners through Nationalized Banks in addition to Post Offices w.e.f. 01.01.2013

Disbursement of pension to Postal Pensioners through Nationalized Banks in addition to Post Offices w.e.f. 01.01.2013



DEAR POSTMASTER - A WORD WITH YOU


Dear Postmaster,
From the bureau of CHQ of all India Association of Postmaster Cadre....

After the Pooja and festival season we all resumed our routine. The work is same the post is same and the remuneration is also same, but what is different? That is...acceptance, approach, and attitude.

We Met on 1.10.2012, at Mumbai and decided to form  a non federated association exclusively for Postmasters cadre and formed one ad hoc body. Through that ad hoc body we submitted our views to the Directorate for grievance and relief.

We all know that getting approval for an association is Policy and purely administrative task and the work will take its own time. Like that, our proposal is submitted in the required format  and the discussions are in progress.  Clarifications sought by the Dte. has been submitted. Before getting  any final reply from the Department, it is premature to announce the final decision. That is not correct also.  At present we can say, we are receiving  Positive signals from the Department.. When a committee is formed the members should be keep tranquillity among themselves.

They should think and act on the development of the association activities to maintain unity and to maintain the dignity of the cadre. Instead adopting the other measures to superseding and developing difference of opinion is highly regrettable.

The Constitution and the bye laws are already provided to the All India office bearers for implementation. But it is not seen that no circle has formed such ad hoc body in the circle and RO and divisional level. It is concerning. If any ad hoc body is formed in your circle that should be intimated to CHQ for records.  No one can drag us down except by ourselves. Our association activities should be carried out by us only. Don’t wait for others to recognise and approve us.

The fund management should be maintained.

We are all office in charge and working between the administration and the operative. So our dignity should be maintained in each level of approach. Do instead of Dialogues. Maintain unity at all time and level. Be prepared for the development in matured manner. Interact with each other for improvement.   In case of any derailment in the unity from any circle is received because of rumours, in fights, miscommunication and in activities that will affect the activities of the CHQ...we are in CHQ working  for the benefit of the Postmaster cadre in all possible way. All and any innovative initiatives from the all circle co coordinators are appreciated for to maintain the unity and tranquillity.

That’s all from the bureau of CHQ at present...we will meet again with positive and concrete reply.

Have a nice day to all Postmasters.

Appointment on Fake Caste Certificates.

Appointment on Fake Caste Certificates.
Information about appointments secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates is not centrally maintained.

However, the Central Government had taken one time exercise to collect information about appointments secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates in the year 2010. As per information received from various Ministries/Departments etc., 1832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates. Disciplinary proceedings had been instituted in all the cases. It was reported that out of the above 1832 cases, 276 had been resulted in suspension/removal etc., whereas 521 cases were entangled into litigations and in remaining 1035 cases disciplinary proceedings were pending.

The Government instructions provide that an appointing authority should verify the caste status of SC/ST/OBC candidates at the time of initial appointment as well as every important upturn of the employee’s career.

Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territories have been requested to issue instructions to the District Magistrates/District Collectors/Deputy Commissioners of the Districts to the effect that when asked to verify the veracity etc. of caste certificates, they should ensure at their own level that veracity of the caste/community certificate referred to the district authorities is verified and reported to the appointing authority within one month of receipt of request from such authority. In order to rule out collusion between candidates holding false/forged certificate and employees at the district level or sub-district level, disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against officers who default in timely verification of caste status in such cases or issue false certificates.

This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Shri Aayanur Manjunatha in the Rajya Sabha on 23/11/2012.

SB Order 15/2012 - Purchase of NSCs by an Adult on behalf of a Minor - A clarification

SB Order 15/2012 - Purchase of NSCs by an Adult on behalf of a Minor - A clarification

It was clarified by SB Order no 16/2012 released 0n 16.11.2011 that NSCs can be purchased by an Adult in the name of a Minor irrespective of any relation.


Click here to view SB order no 16/2012.

POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE EYES UN TAPPED MARKET

POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE EYES UN TAPPED MARKET

BANGALORE: Backed by her husband who told her to take her career to a different level, B Jansi Rani forged ahead in her chosen field of insuring people. Rani has won accolades every year for her services to the Postal Life Insurance(PLI) department in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu.

This year, at the PLI national awards for outstanding performance by individuals, she swept up another one for overall performance. It is her third national award, and she travelled to Bangalore to receive the award on Tuesday.
"Postal work is monotonous and when I joined the PLI sector in 2006, I thought it would be challenging and interesting to meet people and understand them and their financial position, and convince them to take an insurance policy. It is hectic and I often go out of town for work, leaving my children with my husband, who is the pillar of my career," she said.
For R Venkadesan, it has become a habit to receive national awards for generating the highest revenue for the department. This developmental officer at Trichy circle of Tamil Nadu earned a whopping Rs 111 crore over the past year. "The term of this post is five years, but my term has been extended twice due to my capacity to generate revenue by selling insurance policies," he says with a humble smile.
Venkadesan's secret: his customers are king. Even when he's home with his children on Sundays, he finds time to attend to them, and balance work and family.
Then there's Hema Ram from Durg district in Chhattisgarh, who's mobilized over 12,200 people in 10 villages in his state. "I work in office from 6am, travelling to villages around to talk to people and convince them on insurance policies. The confidence they have in me has helped me win this award," said Ram. He earned Rs 31.25 crore in business this fiscal. He is also an agriculturist and grows vegetables and rice on his 20 acres.
PLI stands at second position after Life Insurance Corporation in the insurance sector, but is way behind in terms of business and market share. "A market survey reveals that around 80% of the country's population is still uninsured which means there is great potential in the market," said Faiz-ur-Rehman, chief general manager, PLI.
Source : The Times of India, 21 Nov., 2012

ADHOC PROMOTION OF OFFICIALS IN HSG I

ADHOC PROMOTION OF OFFICIALS IN HSG I