Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Milad - Un -Nabi Holiday shifted to 12.12.2016 - In AP &Telangana Circles.

Date : 7.12.2016

Milad - Un -Nabi Holiday shifted to 12.12.2016 - In AP &Telangana Circles.



SB Order 14 : Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of Existing Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- banknotes - SB Orders regarding cash requirement of Post Offces

Date : 7.12.2016

SB Order 14 : Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of Existing Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- banknotes - SB Orders regarding cash requirement of Post Offces



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CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 -Clarification regarding effect of warning ,Censure etc. on promotion

Date : 7.12.2016

CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 -Clarification regarding effect of warning ,Censure etc. on promotion


Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad

Date : 7.12.2016


Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi: DoPT Order


MOST IMMEDIATE

F.NO.12/18/2016-JCA2

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel Public'Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 7 December, 2016


Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi. 


As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M.No.l2 / 7 / 2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad falls on Tuesday the 13th December, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad will be celebrated on 12th December, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad holiday to 12th December, 2016 in place of 13th December, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.


2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government. 


Hindi version will follow.

(DK. Sengupta)


Deputy Secretary JCA)


Redesignation of the post of PMG ( Mails & BD ) as PMG HQ Region in selected Circles and Redeployment -Reg

Date : 7.12.2016

Redesignation of the post of PMG ( Mails & BD ) as PMG HQ Region in selected Circles and Redeployment -Reg

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Appeal to all Divisional/ Circle Secretaries

Date : 7.12.2016


Central Government employees are eligible for 3% DA but Government granted only 2% DA.

The Government assured that allowance committee will submit its report within 4 months. In spite of, completion of 4 months the committee has not submitted its report. Central government employees became,anger seeing the above.
FNPO cannot be a mere silent spectator after 
Seeing employees anger, therefore FNPO and its affiliates have organised Protest week from 12th -19th December 2016.




S/G FNPO

Click the above link to see the details.

Restoration of Commutation of Pension -reg

Date : 7.12.2016

Restoration of Commutation of Pension -reg



Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO)
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi – 110066

No.CPAO/CDN/(40)/2016-17/509
Dated: 02.12.2016
Office Memorandum

Sub: Restoration of Commutation of Pension -reg.

A reference is invited to OM No.CPAO/Tech/Banks Performance/2015-16/45 dated 02.062016 and OM No.CPAO/IT&Tech/Simplification/2016-17/IIVol-V/162 dated 31.10.2016 (copy enclosed) whereby all the CPPCs were requested to submit monthly reports on the restoration of commuted portion of pension after 15 years from the date of payment of commutation and commencement of family pension after the death of pensioner. However, no such reports have been received from CPPCs.

You are therefore requested to send monthly reports on the above matter as per Annexure-A and Annexure-B.

The monthly reports may be moiled to CPAO on our e-mail id sraocord-cpao@gov.in.

Krishna Sharma
Sr, Accounts Officer (CDN)
Ph no: 011-26178990

CGHS Medical Reimbursement Enhanced to 5 lakhs

Date : 6.12.2016

CGHS Medical Reimbursement Enhanced to 5 lakhs


Delegation of powers to heads of Departments in various Ministries/Departments for settling per mission cases and post facto approval relating to referral system anal medical reimbursement under CGHS — Enhancement of ceiling rate from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs without consultation of IFD of concerned Ministry 


Monday, 5 December 2016

Date : 6.12.2016

Revision of Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission.

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Date : 5.12.2016


Recognition of certificates/qualifications awarded by Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi etc. for purpose of employment in the Central Govt. - Regarding.





Any Payment above Rs.5,000 by Government Departments to be now made through e-Payment

Date : 5.12.2016

Any Payment above Rs.5,000 by Government Departments to be now made through e-Payment


Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
05-December-2016 15:33 IST

Any Payment above Rs.5,000 to Suppliers, contractors, grantee/loanee institutions etc by Government Departments to be now made through e-Payment to attain the goal of complete digitization of Government payments. 
In order to attain the goal of complete digitization of Government payments, the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has again reviewed the existing limit of Rs. 10,000/-(Rs. Ten Thousand only) prescribed regarding e-payment to Suppliers etc. It has now been decided to lower this threshold limit from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 5,000 (Rupees Five Thousand only).The last review in this regard was made only in August, 2016.

Accordingly, all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India have been now directed by the Ministry of Finance to ensure with immediate effect that all payments above Rs. 5000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) to suppliers, contractors, grantee/loanee institutions etc. are made by issue of payment advises only.
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Appeal to all Divisional/ Circle Secretaries

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Protest week from 12th 19th December 2016

Date : 5.12.2016

Protest week from 12th 19th December 2016



4th CPC increase Minimum pays 27.6%
5thcpc increase Minimum pays 31.0%
6th CPC increase Minimum pays 54.0%
7th CPCincrease Minimum pays 14.29%
The MOF clearly indicates no changes in minimum pay at present.

FNPO cannot be a mere silent spectator afterSeeing this news, therefore, FNPO
affiliates organize Protest week from 12th 19thDecember 2016


Click the above link to view details

FNPO LETTER TO HON'BLE PRIME MINISTER

Date : 5.12.2016

FNPO LETTER TO HON'BLE PRIME MINISTER


SPORTS RECRUITMENT NOTIFICATION IN TELANGANA CIRCLE

Date : 5.12.2016


SPORTS RECRUITMENT NOTIFICATION

For download the prescribed application of Sports Recruitment Notification  dt.3.12.2016 in Telangana Circle 

Admit Card for Postman & Mail Guard Posts in Telangana Circle

Date : 5.12.2016

Admit Card for Postman & Mail Guard vacancies for the year 2015 in Telangana Circle


 CLICK HERE  to download Hall Ticket.

Transfer under Rule 38 of P&T Man Volume IV Registration of Name

Date : 5.12.2016

Transfer under Rule 38 of P&T Man Volume IV Registration of Name

This is a ruling issued by the Department of Posts New Delhi on 24th May 1988,


Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme in respect of date of vacancy: Rajyasabha Q&A

Date : 5.12.2016

Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme in respect of date of vacancy: Rajyasabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1506
ANSWERED ON-29.11.2016

Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme

1506 . Shri Neeraj Shekhar
(a) whether Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam bench has ordered the Central Government to revert the employees who had joined after 1st January, 2004 under NPS to Old Pension Scheme and has observed that date of vacancy should be the basis for inclusion under NPS or Old Pension Scheme instead of date of joining, if so, details thereof;

(b) whether Government has reverted them to Old Pension Scheme, if so, details thereof, if not, reasons therefor; and

(c) whether Government would issue notification for all Central/State Governments and Autonomous Organizations employees in this regard, as per the above orders, if not reasons therefor?



ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) The Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in its judgment has declared that the applicants of Original Application No. 20/2015 are deemed to have been appointed from the date of vacancy arose and they shall be included in the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(b) No Sir. It has been decided to file a petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the orders of Hon’ble CAT in Original Application No. 20/2015.

(c) No Sir, as it has been decided to file a petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the orders of Hon’ble CAT in Original Application No. 20/2015.

Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees

Date : 3.12.2016

Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees- Ministry of Finance Order.


F.No.25(30)/E.Coord/2016
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, December 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees

In the recent years advancements in banking technology, progress in mobile banking and innovative technologies to facilitate digital payments have enabled large number of small denomination transactions to be handled smoothly in electronic mode. The Government of India has taken policy decisions encouraging cashless/electronic transactions.


2. In its endeavour on moving towards electronic payments, Central Government Ministries/Departments have been crediting the salary and other payments for the majority of its employees electronically, direct into the designated bank accounts of the employees. Given the progress made in banking technology, it is assumed that each employee would be in possession of a Debit/ATM card linked to his/her bank account. Ensuring and encouraging government employees to maximise the usage of Debit cards for personal related transactions instead of cash would go a long way serving with the employees serving as ‘ambassadors’ for the digital push and also motivate, encourage the general public in taking up the cause.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to encourage their employees to make use of Debit Cards for personal related transactions instead of cash Ministries/Departments should liaise with their accredited banks and set up special camps to facilitate obtaining of and ensure that all its employees are in possession of Debit Cards. Ministries/Departments may also issue similar advisories to their attached/subordinate offices, PSI’s, Autonomous Bodies etc.

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(H.Atheli)
Director

1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

Date : 3.12.2016

1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee


The 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 01.12.2016 on the anomaly of calculation of the disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel as per the recommendations of the 7th CPC. The representative of the Armed Forces made a presentation in the meeting demanding that the recommendations of the 7th CPC to grand disability pension on a slab system if implemented will lead to an anomaly between the civilian side and the Defence Forces Personnel because the civilian side will continue to be governed under a percentage based system. After studying the presentation, the Staff Side of NC-JCM has suggested that the slab system will be beneficial to the lower Rank personnel and hence both the slab system and percentage system may be accepted by the Govt. on an optional basis, alternatively the slab amount recommended by 7th CPC can be increased to avoid the anomalous situation. Secretary (P) informed that the issue would be further studied in consultation with CGDA.

RESERVATION IN PROMOTION FOR SC/ST PROMOTED ON THEIR OWN MERIT

Date : 3.12.2016

RESERVATION IN PROMOTION FOR SC/ST PROMOTED ON THEIR OWN MERIT



DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF ENHANCED BENCH MARK FOR MACPs

Date : 3.12.2016

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF ENHANCED BENCH MARK FOR MACPs


Friday, 2 December 2016

Restoration of business hours in Post offices.

Date : 3.12.2016

Restoration of business hours in Post offices.

FEDERATIONOFNATIONALPOSTALORGANISATIONS
T-24,Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone : 011-23321378

Ref:9/NAPE-C/174 /2016                                                                      02/12/2016                               

To
Shri. Tilak De,
Member (Banking &HRD)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001.
Sir,
.
Sub:  Restoration of business hours in Post offices.
                                **************
Consequent on Demonetization, the business hours of Post Office & Banks have changed as 8.00 am to 8.00 pm to meet the needs of the public. 

Now the business hours of Banks have been restored. But the Business Hours of Post Office have not yet been restored as in the case of Banks. The reason is not known.

 Directorate is aware that the banks are housed in thickly populated area whereas most of our Post offices are located in a remote & Rural area and therefore cannot be kept open till late hours. Further, the receipt of cash in such post offices are to be remitted to its HOs or concerned A/C office, which is also risky.
 According to the press report there is no rush in Post Offices/banks.                          
In view of the above business hours of post offices may be restored.

Yours Sincerely,
D.Theagarajan.
Secretary General.

Give railways funds, let it retain its character: Parliament Panel

Date : 3.12.2016

Give railways funds, let it retain its character: Parliament Panel


Railway finances in the doldrums, parliamentary committee notes, suggests waiver of dividend to government from this year itself.


railways-759Report on railways were submitted on Friday

Flagging the poor financial condition of the railways, a parliamentary panel has recommended that the government waive the dividend payable by the transporter to the exchequer for 2016-17. From 2017-18, in any case, the government has already decided to do away with the practice of dividend payment by railways to the finance ministry. This decision followed the larger decision to merge the rail budget into the general budget from next year.
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 The panel has expressed hope that after the merger of the two budgets, the government will infuse more funds into railways without “altering” its basic nature.
When contacted, chairman of the Railway Convention Committee Bhartruhari Mahtab (BJD) told The Indian Express the panel’s report dwells at length on the railways’ finances being “in the doldrums”. Since the seventh finance commission came into effect, the railways has been spending Rs 1.07 rupee to earn Re 1, according to the report, presented in Lok Sabha Thursday.
“The committee trusts that the notwithstanding the merger of railways’ finances with general finances, the basic structure of the organisation is not going to alter and railways will continue to operate on commercial principles besides fulfilling its social obligations,” the report says.
Among apprehensions expressed by Opposition leaders after the government decided to merge the two budgets, one was that railways would lose its social character and might be converted only into a profit-oriented organisation. The panel says it expects railways will not only maintain its distinct identity as a departmentally run commercial undertaking but also continue to enjoy functional autonomy in investment decisions.
“Since railways were… starved over the years, which had led to their inability to expand their network and capacity additions, the committee express the hope that after the merger government will infuse more funds to the railways in the form of gross budgetary support and help them raise extra budgetary resources so as to finance the projects for capacity expansion and decongestion of network,” the report says.
It says it is high time the railways embarked upon effective measures and put in place a robust monitoring mechanism to ensure higher internal revenue generation.
“The committee recommended purely as a one-time move that the rate of dividend payable by railways to the general revenue for the year 2016-17 be waived,” the report says.

Configuration of Cash Withdrawal week from 02.12.2016 to 08.12.2016 in DOP Finacle

Date : 3.12.2016

Configuration of Cash Withdrawal week from 02.12.2016 to 08.12.2016 in DOP Finacle



New week for Cash Withdrawal limit starts from 02.12.2016 to 08.12.2016 and it is configured in the Finacle.


This is for favour of information

Thanks & regards,
CEPT - FSI Team

One minute talk time for each Rupee in Airtel Payments Bank

Date : 3.12.2016

One minute talk time for each Rupee in Airtel Payments Bank


Airtel Payments Bank on Friday announced additional benefits of depositing cash in their newly opened Payments Bank.
  • “For every Rupee deposited in a Airtel Payments Bank savings account, customers will get one minute of talk time on their Airtel mobile number,” the company said.
  • “We are confident that this additional benefit along with the industry-best interest rate on deposits will encourage customers to open accounts with us and give a big boost to customer acquisition,” Shashi Arora, MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank said.
  • The company said any customer opening a savings account with Airtel Payments Bank, will get one minute of talk time on his/her Airtel mobile for every Rupee deposited, however this will be applicable only for Airtel to Airtel mobile calling.
“For e.g. if a customer opens an account with a deposit of Rs 1000 then he/she will get 1000 minutes of free talk time on his/her Airtel mobile number. The talk time can be used for calling all over India. This benefit is applicable on first time deposits only,” the company said.

Airtel Payments Bank, which opened on November 23 in the state of Rajasthan on a pilot basis, offered interest rate of 7.25% on savings accounts deposits.

The company said that a customer’s Airtel mobile number will be his/her bank account number.

The company said that it has plans to expand its merchant network in Rajasthan to 100,000 by the end of the year, giving a big boost to digital payments ecosystem.

Customers would require their Aadhar number to open an e-KYC based account with the bank and the customer’s mobile number would become his/her bank account number, the company said.

The company also said that they will be providing personal accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh with every savings account and easy deposits and withdrawal facility across Airtel’s retail outlets.
Any customer, including non-Airtel customers can open a savings account with Airtel Payments Bank by visiting a designated Airtel retail outlet in his/her neighbourhood, the company added.

Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions

Date : 3.12.2016

Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions





Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions

RBI/2016-17/170
DPSS.CO.PD No.1421/02.14.003/2016-17
December 02, 2016
The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officers
All Scheduled Commercial Banks including RRBs / Urban Co-operative Banks /
State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks/
Authorised Card Payment Networks / White Label ATM Operators /
Payments Banks / Small Finance Banks

Dear Madam / Sir,
Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions

A reference is invited to our circular DPSS.CO.PD.No.892/02.14.003/2016-17 dated September 29, 2016 wherein banks were advised to ensure that all new card present acceptance infrastructure deployed with effect from January 1, 2017 are enabled for processing payment transactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication also.

2. It has been brought to our notice that the rate of deployment of acceptance infrastructure has slowed down owing to the mismatch between demand and supply of such Aadhaar-enabled devices. Therefore, on a review, it has been decided to extend the time for deployment of Aadhaar-enabled devices till June 30, 2017. However, banks may continue to make necessary arrangements, including changes as host-end, network level and device readiness, as required to ensure adherence to above instructions.

3. Further, it is also clarified that the instructions contained in our circular dated September 29, 2016 are for deployment of new card acceptance infrastructure. As regards enablement of existing card acceptance infrastructure for processing payment transactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication, the timeline will be advised in due course.

4. This directive is issued under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

5. Please acknowledge the receipt of this circular.

Yours faithfully,
(Nanda S. Dave)
Chief General Manager

Action taken in cases of bank officials involved in carrying out irregular transactions

Date : 2.12.2016

Press Information Bureau
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance

Action taken in cases of bank officials involved in carrying out irregular transactions violative of RBI’s instructions post demonetisation of Specific Bank Notes by the Government w.e.f. midnight of 8th November 2016 
Pursuant to the decision of the Government to demonetise Specified Bank Notes w.e.f. midnight of 8th November 2016, Banks have done commendable work by putting in long hours of untiring effort in managing banking transactions.
Some cases have come to notice, however, of officials involved in carrying out transactions which were irregular and violative of RBI’s instructions. Action has been taken in such cases and 27 officials of various public sector banks have been placed under suspension and 6 officials have been transferred to non-sensitive posts.
While all efforts are being made to facilitate genuine transactions, illegalities will not be tolerated and appropriate action will be taken against individuals involved in irregular and unauthorised activities.

Economy in use of paper – Digitisation of publications to save on stationery and expenditure

Date : 2.12.2016

Economy in use of paper – Digitisation of publications to save on stationery and expenditure
No.25(6)/E.Coord-2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Expenditure)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th November, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Economy in use of paper – Digitisation of publications to save on stationery and expenditure
Ministry of Finance has been issuing instructions from time to time on expenditure management, fiscal discipline and on the need for economy and rationalisation of Government expenditure. Instructions on use of judicious use of paper have been issued by this Department in the past and similar instructions are also contained in the Manual of Office Procedure published by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.
2.Expenditure Management Commission has also recommended that publications should be digitised wherever possible, to save on stationery and expenditure. Considering that electronic publications (e-publications) are environment friendly, all Ministries / Departments may review the utilisation of their different publications and to start with e-publish some of their non-Statutory publications while considerably reducing use of paper e-publications would also serve as a good digital repository for posterity that can be accessed anywhere unlike manual publications.
3.All Ministries / Departments may issue suitable instructions in this regard in respect of organisations / entities and field organisations under their administrative control.
4.This issues with the approval of FS and Secretary Expenditure.
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(N. Radhakrishnan)
Director (E. Coord)
Authority: http://persmin.gov.in/dopt.asp