Wednesday, 30 December 2015
The Circle conference of NUPE PM&MTS is going to be held at Karimnagar from 3.1.2016 to 5.1.2016 under the presidentship of Sri RAJABABU, Postman Akkayyapalem. Our all India leaders Sri D.Theyagarajan SG FNPO, Sri D.Kishanrao GS NAPE Gr-c and Sri TN Rahate GS NUPE PM&MTS will attend the meeting and address the conference. Hence all are requested to participate more in number and make the conference a grand success.
Joint bi-ennial conference of NAPE Gr-c,, NUPE PM&MTS and NUGDS were held at O/o MPDO Machilipatnam on 20.12.2015 under the presidentship of Smt Padmavathi. Sri Vasireddy Sivaji CS NUPE PIII, Sri M.Tirumalarao ACS NUPE PIII and Sri Ch.Lakshminarayana NUGDS CS were attended the meeting and addressed the gathering on 7th CPC, CBS, other local problems. Lastly Smt Padmavathi, Sri MVLN Prasad and Sri Sivaprasad were elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer for NAPE PIII union respectively. The circle union congratulates the newly elected body.
23 New Products Launched
Payment Bank to Begin from March 2017
A week-long celebration of Good Governance Week was organized by Department of Electronics and Information Technology starting from 25th December 2015. A National event on Good Governance was inaugurated on 28th December 2015 by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) in India Habitat Centre at New Delhi. This event involved active participation from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Department of Posts (DoP) and their agencies.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated the commitment of the Government towards the successful implementation of ‘Digital India’ which would help to transform India into a truly digitally empowered society and knowledge economy in the 21st century. He said the government is aiming at empowering people of India through digitalization. Millions of citizens have already joined in this initiative and invited others to do so. He said e-services should reach more people at the earliest and sought cooperation from State Governments, industry and acadmecia in the early achievement of this objective.
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad also announced that India Post would be launching Payment Banking by March 2017. He said after the successful turn around of BSNL, new initiatives have been taken for improving performance of MTNL. He also announced launch of free incoming all over the Country by MTNL from New Year.
The event saw the launch / inauguration of new 23 products / eServices.
The key launches are as follows:
Department of Telecommunications
· Inauguration of Wi-Fi hotspots at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar and Dargah Sharif, Ajmer.
· Announcement of Pan India Free Incoming Roaming Facility for MTNL Customers.
Department of Posts
· Launch of Post-Terminals (Rural ICT - RICT) – handing over Post Terminals to rural Post Masters.
Department of Electronics and Information Technology
· Launch of National Centre of Geo-Informatics
· Launch of e-Payment Portal
· Launch of Olabs for Schools
· Launch of Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Phase-II
· All India BPO Promotion Scheme
· North East Business Process Outsourcing Promotion Scheme
· Transfer of Technology for “ICT Centre on Tactile Graphics” at IIT Delhi
· Announcement of Setting up of NIC Data Centre at Bhubaneswar
* The detail on each of 23 new products / eservices is available at the Digital India Portal (www.digitalindia.gov.in).
The awards for best performing States/Districts during the Digital India Week event (1st July – 7th July, 2015) were given to:
a. State level – Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
b. District level – 77 Districts across 29 States/UTs.
Central Govt. is considering payment of gratuity for employees who joined Central Govt. service after 31.12.2003 and covered under National Pension System (Popularly known as New Pension Scheme). Till now they are not covered under the existing gratuity scheme. Only in exceptional cases like death in service, retirement on invalidation etc., provisional gratuity is being paid vide order dated 05.05.2009 as an additional benefit.
Minister of State for Finance, Mr Jayant Sinha informed in parliament that Govt. is considering the benefit of gratuity to extend for the NPS subscribers too.Click here to view the order
Saturday, 26 December 2015
is proposed, to conduct 24th Circle conference of of postal employees Group-c at "AKHILA BARATHA BAKTHA MARKANDEYA PADMA SALEEYA ANNASATRAM, Tirupathi" from 14.2.2016 to 16.2.2016. National Union
It is also
proposed to conduct circle conference of of Grammena Dak Sewaks, AP Circle from 14.2.2016 to 15.2.2016 in the same venue. National union
" All Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to book
traveling tickets in advance".
It is also
" All Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to book
NEW DELHI: The communications and IT ministry
is set to a launch a slew of schemes on December 28 that will seek to digitally connect rural post offices across the country and enable core banking facilities at 12,000 other post offices.
The ministry will also announce a
programme to set up over 1,000 ATMs in three months for the convenience of post office savings bank customers.
Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch the schemes to mark the 'Good Governance Day'.
The ambitious project to digitise all transactions made by postmen in rural India will include equipping branch postmasters with solar powered, biometric hand-held devices.
It will be launched at three pilot circles in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan. A senior government official told ET that the Good Governance Day will hence be a critical date for the government to measure its success in digitising governance and for setting new digitisation goals. The official said the government's attempt to mark the day on December 25 last year had become controversial and it was thus decided to shift it to December 28. "By March 2017, 1.30 lakh hand-held devices will be made available across rural branch offices. This instrument will revolutionise lives of people across villages," the official said.
Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationary will be done through these devices and paper receipts will be generated instantaneously, the official said. "All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately and cash on delivery amount collected in the village will be immediately credited to the account of e-commerce company," the official said.
These devices will also facilitate biometric authentication of social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out, "reducing leakage in the scheme", the official said.
The postal department has clocked revenue of Rs 980 crore in 2015 through cash on delivery and the figure is likely to cross Rs 1,500 crore by the end of the current financial year, the official said. The postal department has also set up 57 integrated state-ofthe-art parcel centres for booking, processing and delivery of ecommerce parcels.
The official said the postal department has this year offered more than 57,000 policies under the PM Suraksha Bima Yojana, PM Jeevan Jyoti Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana to post office savings bank account holders.
At least five fiscally-stressed states have asked the Centre to go slow on implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations, seeking extra time to be able to absorb similar pay hikes, government officials said.
States usually follow the Central Pay Commission’s recommendations, and, with some modifications, announce roughly similar salary hikes for state government employees.
“There are several states who have approached the Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Secretary and Niti Aayog, seeking more time in implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s report,” said a government official familiar with the matter.
The five states are West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. The suggested delay will give the states more time to equip themselves with resources to meet higher salary bills.
The Seventh Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, submitted its report to the government last month, recommending 23.55 per cent overall hike in pay, allowances and pensions of government employees with effect from January 1, 2016. This means the Centre’s salary bill will increase by Rs 1,02,100
crore in 2016-17.
“Punjab’s finances are under stress and the burden of the Pay Commission’s recommendations will certainly have an impact… Our officials have informally taken up the matter with the Centre,” confirmed Punjab Finance Minister P S Dhindsa.
“Normally they (states) adopt the Centre’s recommendations. This is the normal procedure, but it certainly depends upon their (states’) financial health. Some of the states have not even implemented the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendation,” Justice Mathur told The Indian Express.
“Some of the states may have suggested (delayed implementation) to the government, but I don’t think the Government of India is in a bad position,” he said.
When contacted, Odisha’s Additional Chief Secretary (Finance Department), R Balakrishnan said: “At this stage, we don’t want to comment on it.”
Despite repeated calls and emails, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra’s office did not comment on the report. In September, the West Bengal government set up its Pay Commission to suggest a salary revision plan. The state commission is expected to follow on the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said the state was yet to assess the fiscal implication of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations. The Indian Express could not reach the Tamil Nadu government.
While salary revisions are due in these five states, the states which follow a different wage revision cycle, such as Andhra Pradesh, will not be impacted by the Seventh Pay Commission’s report.
Andhra Pradesh Principal Secretary, Dr P V Ramesh, said the state had revised salaries with effect from April 1, 2015, and the next revision is due only in 2019. “We follow a five-year pay revision cycle, which is not linked with the central cycle. The Seventh Pay Commission, therefore, will not have an impact on us,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Union finance ministry has set up an implementation cell for processing and implementing accepted recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
LS passes Bonus Bill; benefits to accrue from April 2014
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill allowing doubling of wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers with establishments with 20 or more workers, with the benefits being applicable retrospectively from April 2014.
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was passed by a voice vote, with some members objecting to the raising of eligibility limit for payment of bonus from a salary of Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000.
Replying to a debate on the legislation, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the Government has ensured that the interest of workers are protected and there is no infringement on their justifys.
“Because of Bihar Elections this bill got delayed… The Prime Minister spoke to me and asked why should the benefits of this Act should accrue to workers from 2015. It should be made available from the April 2014,” he said while moving an official amendment to the Bill.
PENSION CALCULATORS FOR CG PENSIONERS
The official amendment provides that the benefits of the Act would be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2014, instead of April 1, 2015.
Dattatreya said the Ministry has held 21 tripartite meetings with all central trade unions while arriving at a decision.
The Bill provides for enhancing monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from the existing Rs 3,500.
It also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000 per month.
“The Government’s paramount intention is to safeguard the interest of workers… There is no infringement of workers’ justifys and whatever the government does will be in the interest of workers,” Dattatreya said.
After the bill was passed, Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, who was in the Chair, said the government should be congratulated for bringing the measure as also for effecting the benefits retrospectively.
Source: DDI News
The Lok Sabha has approved amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act that seeks to make more workers eligible for bonus by raising the monthly pay eligibility limit of employees to Rs 21,000 from Rs 10,000.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Click here to view Postal Directorate order no 17-103/2007-GDS dated 17.12.2015 on the above subject matter.
with this divisional head is competent to fillup other than BPM post.
Monday, 21 December 2015
Scheme for engagement of a dependent of deceased GDS on compassionate grounds - Review of existing point based system of assessing indigence
Click here to view Postal Directorate letter no 17-17/2010-GDS dated 17.12.2015 on the above subject matter.
It is a
good order for GDS members and more than 90% cases can get compassionate appointment. Minimum points cealing redused from 51 to 36.
It is a
Scheme for engagement of a dependent of deceased casual labourer engaged on or before 01.09.1993 on compassionate grounds to Gramin Dak Sevak Post
engagement of a dependent of deceased casual labourer engaged on or before 01.09.1993 on compassionate grounds to Gramin Dak Sevak Post
CLICK HERE to view original order/// according to this all single handed BPM will get additional GDS agent for delivery/Conveyance by redeploying surplus posts in the circle/other circle...
Thursday, 17 December 2015
In Lok Sabha today(16.12.2015), the Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.
In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today (16.12.2015), the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the there is no such proposal to reduce the retirement age with the connection of 33 years of service.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Department of Posts
Dated: 17th December, 2015
All Heads of Circles
Sub: Special Campaign under Swachh Bharat Mission from 18th to 27th December, 2015.
Respected Sir/ Madam,
As you are aware, Government attaches great importance to the need for improving cleanliness including in the Government offices. Under Swachh Bharat Mission, Circles and field units have been undertaking Action Plan for furthering the cause of cleanliness. Futher, special focus needs to be given to the regular cleaning and proper upkeep of office premises, review and weeding of records and disposal of obsolete and unused items as well as repair, paining and sprucing of the street letter box and Post Office signage etc. Digitization of records and documents would also ensure tidy workspaces.
Now Government of India had decided to observe a Special Campaign in all Ministries/Departments from 18th to 27th December, 2015. Accordingly, a day to day Action Plan for the said Special Campaign is enclosed compliance.
The undersigned is directed to request you to forward Action Taken Report (attached) from time to time as mentioned therein as per the enclosed format including through email(email@example.com). You are also requested to forward some good photographs of before and after action taken for uploading in social media and website.
Director(E & MM)
Senior IAS officer R K Chaturvedi has been appointed as Joint Secretary in seventh Central Pay Commission's implementation cell as part of mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected today by the government.
As many as five new Joint Secretaries, three non-IAS officers, have been appointed to different Central government ministries.
Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed to the post under Department of Expenditure. He is presently working as Resident Commissioner in Madhya Pradesh Bhawan here.
Chaturvedi will hold the charge for five years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.
IPS officer Praveen Vashista has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Home Ministry. The order of Vashista, a 1991 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, regarding his appointment as JS in Mines Ministry has been cancelled, it said.
Subhash Chandra, a 1988 batch Indian Forest Service officer, will be new JS in the Mines Ministry.
Meera Swarup, an Indian Audit and Account Service officer, has been appointed JS and Financial Adviser in Department of Expenditure.
Senior IAS officer Deepti Umashankar, Joint Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat, has been moved to a newly created JS-level post within the same office, the order said without mentioning the further details of the post.