Friday, 28 April 2017

National Association of Postal Employees Group 'C' Letter to Secretary ,DoP Dated 27.4.2017 : Cadre Restructuring of Postal Employees Group 'C' - Reg.

Date : 28.4.2017

National Association of Postal Employees Group 'C' Letter to Secretary ,DoP Dated 27.4.2017 : Cadre Restructuring of Postal Employees Group 'C' - Reg.


The Committee Reporton Allowances will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

Date : 28.4.2017

The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.


The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.

The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.


The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. 


Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.


The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.


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NAPE Group-C BIDS FAREWELL TO SECRETARY ON HIS SUPERANNUATION

       Today(28.04.2017) a group of CHQ office bearers consisting of  Sri D.Kishanrao, GS, Sri B.Shivakumar, AGS, Sri Sivaji Vasireddy, AGS and Sri  Sri Bahagavan, Financial Secretary felicitated Sri Boyapati Venkata Sudhakar, Secretary & Chairman Postal Services Board on his superannuation retirement. The NAPE Group-c remembered the yeoman services rendered to the India Post and it's staff at all levels especially last 9 months as head of the department. During his tenure he recommended to the GDS pay commission, removal of point system, liberalised compassionate appointments changed the transfer, policy introduced online GDS recruitment curbing the corruption in the appointments. As CPMG AP Circle introduced centralised tabulation in Departmental Promotion quota and announced the results before the appointing authority knows the result in a jumbling system. A new era ended today in the India Post progression towards new heights. The NAPE Group-c bids a warm farewell to the officer.

    
  

Profile of Shri B.V.SUDHAKAR, Secretary & Chairman Postal Board                 Dept of Posts : India

Shri Boyapati Venkata Sudhakar, IPoS (1981 batch) has been joined as Secretary, Department of Posts, India. He is the first Telugu person to assume the apex post in the Department of Posts. Earlier he was the Member (Technology) in the Department of Posts at New Delhi during which period he has involved himself in the introduction of Core Banking, Rural ICT programme in the Department of Posts so as to enable to reach the services of the Department to the rural masses.

Shri Sudhakar has born on 18-04-1957 in Kammapalem Village, Nellore District to Smt Anasuyadevi and Shri Yanadaiah.

The schooling of Shri Sudhakar was held at All Saints High School & St. Paul’s High School at Hyderabad. He has completed his Intermediate studies at Alia Junior College, Hyderabad. He has completed his B.Sc graduation from New Science College, Hyderabad and did Post graduation in M.Sc (Physics), M Phil & MBA through Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Before joining the Department of Posts, he has worked as Manager at A.P. Cooperative Bank, Hyderabad during 1978-81.

He has been selected to the Indian Postal Services in 1981. Subsequently he has served the department in various capacities in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal & New Delhi.

Further he has worked as Regional Film Sensor Board Officer, Hyderabad; Director of Postal Accounts ; Commissioner, Employment & Training, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad; and Secretary, Information Commission, Andhra Pradesh on deputation.

He has introduced so many innovative schemes, products, services in the Department of Posts and in other Departments where he was on deputation. Some of the schemes like’ Aaseervachanam (TTD prasadam)’, Sale of TTD tickets through Post Offices, Sale of Haleem through Post Offices during Ramzan season, Introduction of ‘Nanyatha’ scheme to monitor Letter box clearance, sale of Godavari sacred water – ‘God jal’, Mechanised Delivery, Same day delivery, Introduction of new Application softwares like ‘Jabardast’ were the contributions of Shri Sudhakar to the Department as well as for the society. He has ensured the prompt filling-up of vacancies of the Postal Department which were unfilled for so many years. He has initiated to ensure compassionate appointments periodically rather monthly, in the interest of the families of diseased employees. 

The services of Sri.Laxmikanth Dash (IPoS -2001 ) working as DPS (SK Region ) Karnataka Circle are placed at the disposal of UID Authority of India as ADG under Central Staffing Scheme

Date : 28.4.2017

The services of Sri.Laxmikanth Dash (IPoS -2001 ) working as DPS (SK Region ) Karnataka Circle are placed at the disposal of UID Authority of India as ADG under Central Staffing Scheme 



Talks With India Post On To Extend Weather, Health Services To Citizens

Date : 28.4.2017

Talks With India Post On To Extend Weather, Health Services To Citizens



India Post may supply general medicines in remote and inaccessible areas of the Country.
New Delhi: The Union Ministries of Earth Sciences and Health are in talks with the Department of Posts to use its resources to extend weather and medical services to citizens across the country. According to B V Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts, the Ministry of Earth Sciences would like to use the manpower of Department of Posts to provide and also disseminate information on weather.

"We are going to provide weather data (on locally prevailing climate conditions) and also if Ministry of Earth Sciences want any data to be disseminated to the farmers or to the fishermen in coastal areas, the post offices will play the role of disseminating this information," Mr Sudhakar told PTI. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Third Pension Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS)

Date : 28.4.2017

Third Pension Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS)


National Pension System (NPS):


The Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shri Santosh Gangwar says that there is a need for creating awareness on pension at the grassroots level; expresses satisfaction that the National Pension System (NPS) is gaining recognition
NPS has more than 1.57 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of more than Rs.1.72 lakh crores
The Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shri Santosh Gangwar said that there is a need for creating awareness on pension at the grassroots level and expressed satisfaction that the National Pension System (NPS) is now gaining recognition. He was speaking on the occasion of the “Third Pension Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS)” of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in New Delhi today. The conference was organised with the theme of ‘Towards a Pensioned Society: The Road Ahead’.
After inaugurating the event, the MoS for Finance released a report titled “Financial Security for India’s Elderly” prepared by PFRDA in association with CRISIL. The report brings to the fore the concerns of demographic transition, existing pension provisions, need to expand the voluntary pension coverage through awareness and developing annuity market and alternatives.
During the function, the top three performing Points of Presence (POPs) under NPS and Atal Pension Yojana – Service Providers (APY- SPs) were awarded for their contribution in bringing subscribers under the social security net of NPS and APY.
Shri Hemant Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA, in his key note address stressed on the need to provide old age income security through mass awareness and training programmes and increase financial literacy among the population of India, especially among the informal sector, which is largely out of the social security net.
NPS has been uniquely designed in a manner to cater to both the organised and heterogenous unorganised sector characterised with seasonal /sporadic employment with migration, uncertain level of income and limited capacity to save. During his address, Shri Hemant Contractor informed that PFRDA is also considering an auto enrolment programme/system under National Pension System. He further assured that PFRDA will ensure to take all steps to increase the outreach of NPS and APY to meet the mandate under PFRDA Act.
Dr. B. S. Bhandari, Whole Time Member (Economics), PFRDA, in his address, highlighted the need to expand the coverage of NPS in an efficient and sustainable way and also informed the participants about the new initiatives undertaken during last financial year including the launch of two new life cycle funds and eNPS – an online platform for registration. He also informed about the growth of 47% in Asset under Management (AUM) and 25% in number of subscribers in the last financial year. He also threw light on the investment pattern and NPS architecture.
During the course of the event, Shri Suchindra Misra, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, stressed that pension was not just about old age security but also about old age dignity.
The conference was followed by discussion on topics related to pension annuities financial literacy, financial behaviour studies, researches, market performance & challenges, risk mitigation strategies to safeguard market anomalies and old age income security through technical sessions.
The technical sessions were graced by panellists including Mr. Leo Puri (MD, UTI AMC), Mr. C Parthasarthy (Group Chairman, Karvy), Mr. Ashwin Parekh (Trustee, NPS Trust) Mr. Sandeep Ghosh (Director, NISM), Prathit Bhobe (Sr. GM, ICICI Bank), Mr. Mukul Asher (Professor) and Mr. Sandeep Bakshi (MD, CEO ICICI Prudential life insurance). Senior representatives and dignitaries from various financial institutions, Banks and NBFCs also graced the conference.
Currently, the National Pension System (NPS) has more than 1.57 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of more than Rs.1.72 lakh crores.
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Committee has taken into account representations on the 7th Pay Commission reports made by various stakeholders, says Lavasa

Date : 28.4.2017

7th Pay Commission – Committee has taken into account representations on the 7th Pay Commission reports made by various stakeholders, says Lavasa


New Delhi: A high-level committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa on Thursday submitted its report on allowances to 47 lakh central government employees to finance minister Arun Jaitley. The Ashok Lavasa committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The Pay Commission had recommended abolition of, or subsuming of, allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.
After submitting the report to Jaitley, Lavasa said the committee has taken into account representations made by various stakeholders. The report will now be examined by the empowered committee of secretaries and following that it will be placed before the Cabinet, he said.
Out of total 196 allowances, it had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones. The Pay Commission had recommended hiking the HRA in the range of 8-24%.
If the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances are implemented fully, then as per estimates the cost to the exchequer will be Rs29,300 crore.
Lavasa said the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.

Grant of funds for Modernisation of Non-statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central government Offices

Date : 28.4.2017

Grant of funds for Modernisation of Non-statutory Departmental Canteens located in Central government Offices


7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel on HRA, allowances submits report to Finance Minister Jaitley.

Date : 27.4.2017

7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel on HRA, allowances submits report to Finance Minister Jaitley.


A high-level committee headed by the Finance Secretary submitted today its report on allowances to 47 lakh government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.


New Delhi: A high-level committee headed by the Finance Secretary submitted today its report on allowances to 47 lakh government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

The Ashok Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.



The pay panel had recommended abolition of or subsuming of allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

After submitting the report to Jaitley, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said the committee has taken into account representations made by various stakeholders.

The report will now be examined by the empowered committee of secretaries and following that it will be placed before the Cabinet, he said.

Out of total 196 allowances, it had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones.

The commission had recommended hiking the HRA in the range of 8-24 per cent.

If the pay commission recommendations on allowances are implemented fully, then as per estimates the cost to the exchequer will be Rs 29,300 crore.

Lavasa said the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.

Zee News

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 1.1.2017 onwards -Reg

Date : 27.4.2017

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 1.1.2017 onwards -Reg



National Association of Postal Employees Group 'C' Appeal to all Federations and Unions regarding Removal of Rule 3A (i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules.

Date : 27.4.2017

National Association of Postal Employees Group 'C' Appeal to all Federations and Unions regarding Removal of Rule 3A (i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules.



Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Date : 27.4.2017

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks


Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months



Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship.

The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:
Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS
Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS
Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.
This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent.
The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application.
Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

Press Information Bureau.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

7th Pay Commission – Finance Ministry ready to implement ‘higher allowances’ from May

Date : 27.4.2017

7th Pay Commission – Finance Ministry ready to implement ‘higher allowances’ from May

Almost 10 months have been passed and the Commiteee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.


New Delhi, April 26: The Union Government is all set to implement ‘higher allowances’ as some report suggest that the implementation will have no impact on inflation. The report first appeared on The Sen Times which also said that the ‘higher allowance’ will be implemented under the 7th Pay Commission.
The Sen Times reported, after Ashok Lavasa committee will submit its final report, the Union Government will implement the higher allowances from May. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) the joint body union of central government employees has also asked the Ashok Lavasa committee to pay higher allowance to central government employees with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
The Sen Times quoted an unidentified source from Finance Ministry who said, “The government is ready to implement the higher allowances from May once it has received the report from Ashok Lavasa committee”.
The source further added that once the government takes a final call on higher allowances, over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners will benefit from the decision.
The Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year, after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016, in respect to basic pay and dearness allowances. Also, there are chances that the government is likely to take some call on minimum wages one the final report is submitted.
Under the 7th Pay Commission, the panel had recommended the abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Commitee on Allowances.
Almost 10 months have been passed and the Commiteee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the committee was initially given four months’ time to submit its report to Finance Minister but the delay has irked a large number of central government employees.
Source:- India.Com

Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as Substitutes in short term vacancies of Postman / Mail Guard and MTS.

Date : 26.4.2017

Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as Substitutes in short term vacancies of Postman / Mail Guard and MTS.



Banks should not insist Pensioners to appear Physically for Pension Issues

Date : 26.4.2017


Banks should not insist Pensioners to appear Physically for Pension Issues.

CPAO advised Banks to follow its Instructions to avoid inconvenience to Pensioners


Meeting with Secretary, Department of Posts

            

Today i.e on 26.04.2017 a team from FNPO/ NAPE Group C Sri D.Kishanrao, GS along with Asst. Secretary Generals Sri B.Shivakumar and Sri Sivaji Vasireddy met Sri BV Sudhakar, Secretary and Chairman Postal Board and discussed the following problems.
1.Cadre restructuring :
            The NUPE, Group C already sought for modifications on 6.4.2017 for implementation of cadre restructuring. We opposed any deferment or abeyance of orders which will create frustration among the Group-c cadre. We also opposed the divisionalisation of LSG and HSG II. The base for the restructuring in Group-c is up gradation of C&B class offices which was approved by the nodal ministries and any deviation will affect the restructuring itself. There are no orders so far in regard to deferment or abeyance. It is the Secretary assured to settle the issues within 30 days.
2.The NAPE Group-c opposed the draft Revised Recruitment rules for AAO’s as per our letter dated 20.04.2017. Any modification to the RR will affect the cadre drastically.
3.On GDS issues two letters submitted for one time exemption of skill test for GDS who wrote PA examination in 2016.
4.It is also requested to allow the GDS employees to work as PA’s in the clear vacancies like MTS and Postman.
            The response was positive.

*It is also informed orders are under issue in regard to compassionate appointment of GDS without any point system and adding more dependents like widow daughter and married son. 

* It is also informed orders are under issue regarding one time absorption from PA cadre to Administrative cadre in AP circle for Circle office.  

SIVAJI VASIREDDY, Circle Secretary & AGS  CHQ 

India Post payments bank to start selling mutual funds, insurance products by March 2018

Date : 26.4.2017

India Post payments bank to start selling mutual funds, insurance products by March 2018

As many as 100 firms have envinced interest such as IDBI Bank, HSBC, Axis Bank, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank, Citibank, SBI and LIC to partner the India Post Payments Bank given the unmatched rural reach India Post has.


India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will start selling mutual funds and insurance products of other companies by early 2018 and is open only to "non-exclusive" tie-ups, its Chief Executive A P Singh has said.

Nearly 100 firms, both domestic and foreign, have evinced interest in partnering the government-promoted IPPB.

In an interview to PTI, Singh said that IPPB will start full fledged operations in every district of the country by September 2017. The bank had launched its pilot project with a branch each in Raipur and Ranchi on January 30 this year.

Asked about plans to diversify and sell third party products through its platform, Singh said he is looking at offering only those products which customers can easily understand.

"We will sell third party products, but it is a question of biting as much as I can chew. We basically will provide a platform and the idea is to open it to everyone on a non-exclusive basis," he said.

Singh said the IPPB will curate third party products before selling it so as to ensure that it is simple for customers.
Also, there would not be any training of staff necessary as no individual product of any specific company is to be sold.

Asked when the IPPB would be ready to sell third party products, Singh said "by first quarter of calendar year 2018 it should be there".

As per RBI norms, Payments banks have to focus on providing basic financial services, including social security and utility bill payments, remittance functions, and can mobilise deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh.

Also, they can distribute insurance, mutual funds and pension products, and act as business correspondent for other banks for credit products.

As many as 100 entities including IDBI Bank, HSBC, Axis Bank, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank, Citibank, SBI and LIC have evinced interest in partnering with IPPB for various functions given the unmatched rural reach India Post has.

The list of insurance companies which have approached the payments bank include HDFC Life, ICICI Prudential, Max Life Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life.

"I don't want to get into selection bias or exclusive relationships. I am clear that I am built by public money, I am offering a public platform and I don't want to appropriate the Post Office exclusively for a particular company. This infrastructure must remain open for everyone," Singh said.

He said IPPB's sales force would not advise customers on third party products and instead offer just a table depicting the returns that a simple group term insurance product or an Index Mutual Fund would offer to a customer.

"The thumb rule is if you sell you don't advise, if you advise you don't sell. We will basically be selling, we won't be advising. You cannot both advise and sell, it is a conflict of interest," Singh said.

As part of its expansion drive, IPPB plans to open 650 new branches by September. The Postal Department at present has a network of 1.55 lakh post offices and the new branches will be set up within the them. 

Treatment of Speed Post articles that are booked as local , but carry outstation addresses of senders -Reg.

Date : 26.4.2017

Treatment of Speed Post articles that are booked as local , but carry outstation addresses of senders -Reg.



Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014.

Date : 26.4.2017

Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014.



Instructions on roll-out of CSI-PLI POS in various Divisions of the Circles

Date : 26.4.2017

Instructions on roll-out of CSI-PLI POS in various Divisions of the Circles





IPPB - Schedule of Charges

Date : 26.4.2017

IPPB - Schedule of Charges










Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Cadre Restructuring & GDS Issues latest Information

Date : 26.4.2017

FLASH NEWS



Cadre Restructuring  & GDS Issues latest Information

Today we discussed the matter with the officers in the Directorate.   According to our information, the Directorate is going to form a committee to review the order of cadre restructuring after obtaining the views of the Heads of Circle.  FNPO & NAPE-C strongly feel that some modifications required in the present cadre restructuring order at the same time keeping the orders in abeyance will create the unnecessary delay to get the promotion of the staff.  We are seeking the appointment of Secretary today after meeting the Chairman, we will post the outcome of our discussion on our website. 
GDS issues : GDS D. A order will be issued shortly, in regard to the implementation of GDS Committee recommendation formalities will take at least 3 months time.Let us hope for the best.

D.Theagarajan.               D.Kishan rao
S.G FNPO                         GS NAPE-C 



The Post Office is an example of our Identity , Every one loves Postman and Postman also loves every body : Honourable Prime Minister.

Date : 25.4.2017

The Post Office is an example of our Identity , Every one loves Postman and Postman also loves every body : Honourable Prime Minister.

Whether Village Postman i.e; GDS MD TRCA Cooli is applicable for Postman as per the pronouncement of Honourable Prime Minister ?





Instructions on COD Articles

Date : 25.4.2017

Instructions on COD Articles



Date : 25.4.2017


PFRDA : Submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode



PFRDA smoothens the Process of Registration of Retirement Advisers; Process of submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode.
In order to smoothen the process of registration of Retirement Advisers, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has transformed the process of submitting application from physical mode to online mode.
The applicants can now submit their application online and upload scanned images of all the required documents. This will reduce the application processing time. PFRDA is registering Retirement Advisers for widening the coverage of NPS by facilitating on boarding of the subscribers and also providing advisory services to them for allocating assets under NPS and choosing Pension Fund Managers.
“Retirement Adviser” can be any individual, registered partnership firm, body corporate, or any registered trust or society, which desires to engage in the activity of providing advice on National Pension System or other pension schemes regulated by PFRDA to prospects / existing subscribers or other persons or group of persons and is registered as such under the PFRDA (Retirement Advisers) Regulations.
NISM and FPSB India are providing necessary certification in order to become eligible for registration as Retirement Adviser. However, Investment Advisers registered with SEBI are exempted from the requirement of such certifications and they can directly submit their application to PFRDA for registration.
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Latest Rules on Provident Fund withdrawal

Date : 25.4.2017

Latest Rules on Provident Fund withdrawal.



According to provident fund norms, 12 per cent of an employee’s salary goes into the fund along with a matching contribution from the employer.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been taking many steps to ease the process of provident fund (PF) money withdrawal. The PF money can be withdrawn after two months from the cessation of employment. The application form can be filed with the PF authorities or through the employer. PF is meant for saving towards retirement years. Financial planners advise not to withdraw from the corpus before retirement. According to provident fund norms, 12 per cent of an employee’s salary goes into the fund along with a matching contribution from the employer. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation every year announces interest rate to be paid on the accumulated provident fund corpus.

Here are 10 things to know:

1) To encourage long-term savings, the government has formulated tax laws accordingly. If the withdrawal from a recognised PF happens after five years of continuous employment, it attracts no tax liability. In case of employment with different employers, if the PF balance maintained with the old employer is transferred to the PF account of the new employer, it is considered a continuous employment.

2) If an employee has been terminated because of certain reasons beyond his or her control (such as ill health and discontinuation of business of employer), the withdrawal does not attract any tax, irrespective of the number of years of employment.

3) In case of a withdrawal before five years, the amount becomes taxable in the same financial year. Thus, the amount has to be shown in your tax return for the next assessment year. The employer’s contribution to PF and interest earned on it is added to one’s income and taxed accordingly.

4) In addition, if you have claimed benefits under Section 80C on your own PF contribution, it will be taxed as salary. The interest earned on your own contribution will be taxed as ‘income from other sources’ and taxed according to the respective tax slabs.

5) TDS (tax deducted at source) – If the withdrawal is after a period of five years of continuous employment, it attracts no TDS or any tax. What happens if the period of service is less than five years? If PAN has not been submitted to the EPFO authorities, TDS is deducted at 30 per cent. If PAN has been submitted along with Form 15G/15H, no TDS is deducted. If form 15G/15H is not submitted and PAN is submitted, TDS @ 10% is deducted. Form 15H or 15G is meant to prevent TDS for those whose income falls below the taxable limit.

6) The funds transferred from a recognised provident fund (PF) account to a National Pension System (NPS) account will not attract any tax, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) said in a circular dated March 6. “The amount so transferred from recognised Provident Fund/Superannuation Fund to NPS is not treated as income of the current year and hence not taxable,” the pension fund regulator said.

7) The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has come out with a single-page form for provident fund related claims – from provident/pension fund withdrawal to the advance facility.

8) In addition, an Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO subscribers can submit the new one-page form directly to the retirement fund body without the employer’s attestation if their accounts are seeded with Aadhaar and bank account details.

9) For subscribers who are yet to seed Aadhaar and bank details, a new composite claim form has been introduced which has to be submitted with attestation of employers for any claims.

10) Also, no other document would be required to be submitted by the subscriber for taking advances from the provident fund corpus. A provident fund subscriber can go for partial withdrawal/advance from his or her corpus for specific purposes like purchase of flat, construction, marriage/education of children etc.

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