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Supplementary Result of IP Examination-2011 - MP Circle

Supplementary Result of IP Examination-2011 - MP Circle

To view the Supplementary Result of IP Examination-2011 - MP Circle Click here.

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER.

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER.
To view the DOPT OM Click here.

Ms. Saroj Punhani, IA&AS (1984) has assumed charge as JS & FA

Ms. Saroj Punhani, IA&AS (1984) has assumed charge as JS & FA

To view the Department of Posts Notification Click here.

Up-gradation of Grade Pay of Inspector (Posts) from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-.

Up-gradation of Grade Pay of Inspector (Posts) from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-.

It is learnt that, Postal Directorate has cleared the up-gradation of Grade Pay of Inspector (Posts) file and submitted to Ministry of Finance with positive note
 
source :IP&ASP blog

MONDAY MANTRA


DEAR POSTMASTER A WORD WITH YOU,


A famous experiment in psychology showed that on an average, each person on the planet is connected to every other person by only six people in between them. While this is amazing on its own, what it implies is of even more interest.
One meaning we can derive is that it truly is a small world. If we really are so easily connected to others our lives seem more filled with warmth. It gives us a sense of safety, and security, a sense that we are not alone in this world and that a helping hand is not far away.

Another meaning that can be derived is that we ourselves are a support system for those around us. There are many who depend on us the way we depend upon them. We therefore are responsible to them in that sense.

A third meaning is, of course, that if we are all so interconnected, then something that affects those around us, will also affect us. The extent to which we are affected may vary, depending on the strength and closeness of the relationship, but the effect will be there. Like the web of a spider, we can feel the vibrations that come from its farthest corners.

 The web of life is a delicate one.

 Welcome and have a great week.


Agent Commission on Savings Schemes

Agent Commission on Savings Schemes

The payment of commission to agents of Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been discontinued, with effect from 1st December, 2011. Commission under all other schemes (except MPKBY Agents) has been reduced from 1% to 0.5%. However, commission to Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana (MPKBY) agents will continue at the existing rate of 4%.

The Committee set up by the Government for comprehensive review of National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) had, inter-alia, recommended rationalization of commission rate structure. Based on the recommendations, the Government has decided to reduce/ abolish the agency commission, the main, intention for which is to make these schemes more investor centric than agent centric. Market linked rates to investors, market linked interest rates on loans to States and Centre and viability of NSSF can only be ensured if the administrative cost of NSSF, of which this commission is a part, is brought down and the benefit of market alignment of rates is passed on to the investor rather than burdening the structure with higher administrative costs. To this effect, the decision of Government is pro investor and also keeps in mind the interest of agents where required.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB Release, April 27, 2012

Sr. Postmaster CAT case update

Sr. Postmaster CAT case update
Sr. Postmaster CAT case came up before the hon'ble CAT bench, Chandigarh on 11.04.2012 but the Department has not filed any reply. The case has been adjourned to 07.05.2012 for filing reply.

Source: Punjab IP/ASP Blog

Manner of delivery of Speed Post articles containing Passports

Manner of delivery of Speed Post articles containing Passports

The Directorate clarified that Speed Post articles containing Passports are addressee specific and hence can delivered either to the addressee or to his/her authorised representative on behalf of the addressee.

CLICK HERE to view the Directorate OM dated 11/04/2012

Project Arrow Audit on Customers & Staff Survey

Project Arrow Audit on Customers & Staff Survey
M/s TUV India Ltd., conducted an audit on Project Arrow Post Offices during March 2009 to May 2009 and has given scores for each item of work based on customer satisfaction. The Department has released the major observations of audit.

CLICK HERE to view the audit report which is very much useful to all members for review and monitoring the performance of Project Arrow Post Offices

Grant of Honorarium for setting Question papers, valuation & conducting Limited Departmental competitive Examinations-Revision of Rates

Grant of Honorarium for setting Question papers, valuation & conducting Limited Departmental competitive Examinations-Revision of Rates


For Details Click Here

POSTING OFFICERS IN GROUP 'B' CADRE

POSTING OFFICERS IN GROUP 'B' CADRE

R.O. Mumbai vide memo No MR/STA/6-2/2010/I dated 24 April 2012 issued revised posting order of Shri. A.V. Gaikwad, Deputy Director (PRO), Mumbai GPO designate to ADPS (Mails/Estt) R.O. Mumbai vice Shri. R.V. Kulkarni, with immdiate effect.

Posting of Shri. R.V. Kulkarni, ADPS-IV (Mails/Estt) R.O. Mumbai stands revised as ADPS (Bldg), R.O. Mumbai against vacant post.

VIEW LATEST ORDERS ISSUED BY DIRECTORATE

VIEW LATEST ORDERS ISSUED BY DIRECTORATE


1) Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme - 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings funds for the period from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012
2) Clarification in respect of Recruitment Rules of PA/SA

3) Review of Speed Post discount Structure and operational mechanism

4) Manner of delivery of Speed Post Articles containing passports
5) Review in Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes w.e.f 01.04.2012

6) Counting of Service rendered by Reserve Trained Pool (RTP) personnel prior to their regular appointment as Postal Assistants PAs/SA (SAs)

7) GDS Compassionate Grounds

8) Filling up of post of Sorting Postmen, Mail overseer, Cash overseer and Head Postman

Compassionate appointment – Clarification regarding regulation of conditions and admissibility of various allowances after implementation of Sixth CPC recommendation – regarding.

F.No.14014/2/2009-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North block,
New Delhi
Dated the 3rd April, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Compassionate appointment – Clarification regarding regulation of conditions and admissibility of various allowances after implementation of Sixth CPC recommendation – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 11.12.2009 on the subject mentioned above and to state that large number of references have been received from various Ministries/Departments regarding regulation of various conditions on compassionate appointment and admissibility of different allowances allowed to person appointed on compassionate grounds. Doubts raised by various authorities have been processed in consultation with Department of Expenditure (I.D. No. 22/02/2009-IC-II dated 27th February, 2012) and are clarified as under :-


S. No.
Point of Reference/Doubt
Clarification
1.
What will be Status of Trainee?
A person appointed as ‘Trainee’ enjoys the status of a Government servant from initial day and will be allowed all the allowances and benefits allowed to a government servant.
2.
What will be the maximum time period allowed for a person appointed as ‘Trainee’ to acquire minimum education qualification?
A person appointed as a ‘Trainee’ on compassionate grounds has to acquire minimum educational qualifications in 5 years.
3.
Whether belated case of compassionate appointments against the erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts can be considered now after regularization of all Group ‘D’ employees as group ‘C’ employees.?
The belated case of compassionate appointment are be considered as per the revised recruitment rules for the MTS posts.
4
Whether a person appointed on compassionate grounds as ‘Trainee’ will have probation period.?
The probation period of a person appointed as ‘Trainee’ on compassionate ground will begin only from the date he/she acquires minimum educational qualification and such person will be on probation for a period specified in the Recruitment Rules of the post/grade against which he/she is being appointed.
5
Whether Earned Leave, Half pay leave and other types of leave as applicable to regular Government employees would be allowed to a person appointed as ‘Trainee’ on compassionate ground?
A ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate ground is entitled to all kinds of leave applicable to a regular government servant.
6
Whether Medical facilities/ Benefit of CGEGIS/VGHS on deduction of subscription for these schemes. Patient care allowance is allowed to a person appointed as ‘Trainee’ on compassionate ground?
A person appointed as ‘Trainee’ on compassionate grounds is eligible to avail Medical facilities/Benefit of CGEGIS/CGHS available to holder of post in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.4440-7440/- without any grade pay.
7
Status of payment of abort/long term advances as applicable to regular government servants to a person appointed as ‘trainee’ on compassionate ground?
A ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate ground may be granted, by the competent authority, shorty term advances, with advances of pay recoverable in not more than 3 installments and advance of traveling allowances, festival advances, advances of in lieu of leave salary and advances of purchase of bicycles, warm clothing and table fans without production of surety, provided that such authority is satisfied that the same could be fully recovered or adjusted during the period of temporary employment of the said government servant concerned. In case of all other advances, a ‘Trainee’ would be required to procedure surety from a permanent central government servant, the surety bond being cancelled in the event of their confirmation in the permanent post.
8
Applicability of Leave Travel Concession to a person appointed as Trainee’ on compassionate ground.
A Trainee’ appointed on compassionate ground is to be allowed LTC concession only on completion of one year service.
9
What is the entitlement of annual increment to a person appointed as Trainee’ on compassionate ground.
A Trainee’ appointed on compassionate ground, till he/she acquires minimum educational qualification, is allowed increment at normal rates in the pay scale of – 1s.
10
What is the position with reference to reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) to a person appointed as Trainee’ on compassionate ground.
A person appointed as Trainee’ is allowed Children Education Allowance as per the admissible rates.
11
What is the position with respect to payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to a person appointed as Trainee’ on compassionate ground.
A person appointed as Trainee’ on compassionate ground is not entitled for OTA during the period he/she continue as Trainee’.
12
Whether the dependent of compassionate appointee would be eligible for employment on compassionate grounds since their service in -1S pay band will not be counted as regular service.
A Trainee’ has the status of Government Servant from initial day, as such, dependent of a person appointed on compassionate ground as Trainee’ would be eligible for compassionate appointment in the event of his/her death in harness.
2. In case of appointment of a widow not fulfilling the requirement of educational qualification, against the post of MULTI TASKING STAFF, she will be placed in Group ‘C’ – Pay Band – 1 (Rs.5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs.1800/- directly without insisting on fulfilment of educational qualification norms, provided the appointing authority is satisfied that the duties of the post against which she is being appointed can be performed with help of some on job training. This dispensation is to be allowed for appointment on compassionate ground against the post of MULTI TASKING STAFF only.
sd/-
(Virender Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Supreme Court upholds High court’s decision to quash quota in promotion


Lucknow, April 28, 20112(TNN): The Supreme Court, on Friday upheld the Allahabad high court’s decision to scrap the policy of reservations in promotions introduced by the Mayawati government.
The Allahabad high court on January 4, 2011 had dubbed it “unconstitutional” and struck it down following at least 50 petitions by employees associations from across the state. Following this, a special leave petition was filed in the Supreme Court against the order by the Bahujan Samaj Party government and some organisations.
Terming the SC decision to quash reservation in promotion as a milestone, the state government employees of general category burst into celebrations on Friday. The decision will benefit nearly 18 lakh UP government employees — mainly of the general and OBC category — who have been waiting for their promotions for the past five years.
The issue dates back to 2007, when Mayawati came to power and introduced reservation in promotions. The BSP government introduced the policy that stipulated reservation for SC employees in the first stage of their promotion and that of the benefit of consequential seniority in successive promotions under Rule 8-A of the UP Government Servants Seniority (Third amendment) Rules, 2007.
However, on January 4, 2011, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justice Pradeep Kant and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi ruled that there is no provision of reservation in promotion with respect to government services in Uttar Pradesh. It also struck down rule 8A of the consequential seniority rules as amended in 2007, holding that they are not in conformity with the Supreme Court directives. Also, the court quashed a number of seniority lists of various government departments, which had been prepared on the basis of the said rules.
The Mayawati government had then moved a special leave petition in the Supreme Court following which the high court order was stayed.
Things started changing with the change of guard in Uttar Pradesh in March when SP rode to power. In fact, the high-level committee, headed by UP chief secretary Jawed Usmani on March 28 issued a circular stating that the state government will abide by the high court’s order of January 4, 2011.
Employees under the aegis of Sarvajan Hitay Sanrakshan Samiti distributed sweets and hugged each other as soon as the news of the Supreme Court decision trickled in. “It is not the question of one’s victory or other’s defeat. It is a question of welfare of the state,” said president of the Samiti, Shailendra Dubey.
He said that there have been grave resentment and apprehensions among the employees vis-a-vis their future for the past five years. Dubey claimed that it will also benefit over two lakh SC/ST employees, who could not be promoted (as per their seniority) since the matter was sub judice.
The Samiti has asked the state government to promote officers and get the vacant positions filled as per the seniority. The Samiti also demanded notional promotion to those who retired from the service without taking their due promotions.
Executive member of Abhiyanta Sangh, Sandeep Pandey said, “It was because of the vacant positions that many development activities have been stalled in the state. That may resume now,” he said.
However, government employees belonging to the reserved category under the aegis of Arakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti termed the decision as “unfortunate”. Samiti president, KB Ram said that the officials of the reserved category will be filing a review petition in the Supreme Court. “We have asked the members to maintain restrain and continue to fight. It is unfortunate that the employees of the reserved category have been deprived of the benefits prescribed in the Constitution,” Ram said.

e-procurement in Department of Posts


view the Department of Posts letter no  12-9/2011-UPE dated 16.04.2011with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM no 10/3/20112-PPC dated 30.03.2012 on the above subject matter


Implementation of end to end e-procurement in Department of Posts

RECRUITMENT RULES - POSTMAN

POSTMEN RECRUITMENT RULES 25% OUTSIDE RECRUITMENT DOP&T AGREED TO REMOVE IT

Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, met Senior officers of the Directorate today, DDG (P) informed that regarding 25% outside recruitment in Postmen cadre the DOP&T has given approval for removal of “25% outside quota recruitment”. The file has been sent to Law Ministry for clearance. It may take minimum two weeks to one month for getting approval from Law Ministry. After that revised recruitment rules will be notified and Postmen Examination for the year 2011 and 2012 will be held.


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

POSTMASTER GRADE I EXAM TO BE HELD ON 03/06/2012