Saturday, 30 September 2017

National Union Wishes You All Happy Muharram

Date : 30.9.2017


National Union

                Wishes You All 

                                  Happy Muharram







Thursday, 28 September 2017

FNPO Letter to Secretary : Request for grant of new scale to the Temporary Status Casual Labourers on par with 7th CPC

Date : 29.9.2017

FNPO Letter to Secretary : Request for grant of new scale to the Temporary Status Casual Labourers on par with 7th CPC


Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix - Issues regarding : Finance Ministry

Date : 28.9.2017

Modification of Level-13 of Pay Matrix - Issues regarding : Finance Ministry








Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017

Date : 28.9.2017

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2017 : Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare




Fixation of pay of re- employed ex- servicemen pensioners retiring before attaing the age of 55 years : Department of Posts.

Date : 28.9.2017

Fixation of pay of re- employed ex- servicemen pensioners retiring before attaing the age of 55 years : Department of Posts.




Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions regarding

Date : 28.9.2017

Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Finance Ministry Instructions regarding.



Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the Level-11 of the pay Matrix (Rs.67,700 - 2,08,700) of lndian Postal Service, Group 'A

Date : 28.9.2017

Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the Level-11 of the pay Matrix (Rs.67,700 - 2,08,700) of lndian Postal Service, Group 'A'.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Calling for Options/Preferences of Postal Circle from selected candidates for appointment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015 conducted by SSC

Date : 27.9.2017

Calling for Options/Preferences of Postal Circle from selected candidates for appointment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015 conducted by SSC.





Retirement Age of Doctors increased to 65 years – Cabinet Decision on 27.9.2017

Date : 27.9.2017

Retirement Age of Doctors increased to 65 years – Cabinet Decision on 27.9.2017

Government enhances superannuation age of doctors to 65 years

A visionary and pragmatic decision that will strengthen the health services in the country: J P Nadda

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the enhancement of superannuation age of doctors other than doctors of the Central Health Services (CHS) falling under various Departments/Ministries/autonomous organisations, to 65 years. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda, welcomed the Cabinet decision and stated that it is a very visionary and pragmatic decision that will strengthen the health services in the country. “Through this forward looking step, the services of experienced doctors shall be available to bring quality health services to the people. It will help in retaining the existing strength of experienced doctors thereby providing better patient care satisfaction,” Shri Nadda added.
Terming the decision to be people-centered and pro-patient, Shri Nadda further stated that it will address the shortage of doctors. “This is a strong signal that the Government is taking all steps to enhance services/service delivery. This would also help in improving doctor-patient ratio in the country,” Shri Nadda said.
Speaking further on the cabinet decision, Shri Nadda said that the decision will help in proper academic activities in Medical Colleges as also in effective implementation of national health programmes for delivery of health care services. “The decision may not have much financial implications as large numbers of posts are lying vacant and the present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against sanctioned posts. Around 1445 doctors of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government would be benefitted,” Shri Nadda informed.
According to the Cabinet decision, the superannuation age of doctors under the administrative control of the respective Ministries/Departments [M/o AYUSH (AYUSH Doctors), Department of Defence (civilian doctors under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service), Department of Defence Production (Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service Medical Officers), Dental Doctors under D/o Health & Family Welfare, Dental doctors under Ministry of Railways and of doctors working in Higher Education and Technical Institutions under Department of Higher Education) has been enhanced to 65 years.
The Union Cabinet has approved ex-post facto, the enhancement of superannuation age of doctors working in Central Universities and IITs (Autonomous Bodies) under Department of Higher Education to 65 years; and approved enhancement of superannuation age of doctors in Major Port Trusts (Autonomous Bodies) under Ministry of Shipping to 65 years.
The Union Cabinet has approved that doctors shall hold the administrative posts till the date of attaining the age of 62 years and thereafter their services shall be placed in non-administrative positions.
Source: PIB News

Application for willingness to work as ASP or IP for FMRU at CEPT Bengaluru

Date : 27.9.2017

Application for willingness to work as ASP or IP for FMRU at CEPT Bengaluru




7th Pay Commission: Modi Govt Is Anti-Employees, Feel Central Govt Employees.

Date : 27.9.2017

7th Pay Commission: Modi Govt Is Anti-Employees, Feel Central Govt Employees.


Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government employees were happy prior to the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) but since the day of its implementation, a huge disappointment has engulfed all. They were to get the fruit of 10 years of hard work but all that they received is a e fruit, says a Bhubaneswar-based retired employee of the Indian Railways.
There is news that the Modi government will increase the minimum pay to Rs 21,000 next year. But will it have any impact on the employees’ financial position…? Not at all! They have become a victim of anti-employee policies of the Central government, he added.

The Central government employees have got an average hike of 14.27 per cent in basic pay under the 7th CPC, which they protested and demanded further hike in the minimum pay. The government is also likely to increase the basic pay to Rs 21,000 from the present Rs 18,000, but the employees stand firm on their demand of increasing it to Rs 26,000.

Besides, the employees want arrears on the revised pay. “If the government will increase the minimum pay as per its own convenience and doesn’t even give arrears on it, it can’t be brought into play. Increase the minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and don’t give arrears, if want so,” said a Central Income Tax employee.

If the Narendra Modi-led BJP government will not consider the demands of the Central government employees, it will affect the party’s prospects in the 2019 general elections. People have now got to know that the saffron party’s words or promises are just like bubbles, says a disappointed senior clerk working at Central Vigilance Department in Odisha.
“NDA government is the worst one for the Central government employees. Common and poor people, including the Indian Armed Forces personnel are worst hit,” said SK Nair Kulengara working with the Indian Navy.

The employee unions have already conveyed their feelings to the Finance minister Arun Jaitley that the present pay hike under the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission is not enough as it comes after ten years. Hope, the demand to raise it by Rs 8,000 more will be considered by the good office of the minister,” said another employee of the Indian Navy.
Besides, the employees feel that after the 7th pay scale, the pay gap between the highest maximum pay and the lowest minimum pay is 1:14 but it was 1:12 in the 6th CPC and so, it must be reduced.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Effective Implementation of RTI Act - Release of funds to Dr. MCR Human Resource Development Institute, Telangana : DoPT

Date : 27.9.2017

Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of RTI Act - Release of funds to Dr. MCR Human Resource Development Institute, Telangana : DoPT




Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission : Finance Ministry Order

Date : 27.9.2017

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission : Finance Ministry Order.



Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Date : 26.9.2017


Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 6th Central Pay Commission


GDS Pay Committee Report : Latest Position

Date : 26.9.2017

GDS Pay Committee Report : Latest Position

With reliable source from the o/o Finance Ministry the process regarding GDS Pay Committee Report has been finished and came to know that no queries are pending in the Finance Ministry. 




Our previous Post regarding GDS Pay Committee Report




FNPO appeals the Department to take necessary steps to solve the burning problems of Postal employees before Deepavali to avoid unrest .

Date : 26.9.2017

FNPO appeals the Department to  take necessary steps to solve the burning problems of Postal employees before Deepavali to avoid unrest .



Monday, 25 September 2017

​India Post issued a set of 11 commemorative postage stamps on "RAMAYANA" on 22.09.2017

Date : 25.9.2017

​India Post issued a set of 11 commemorative  postage stamps on "RAMAYANA"  on 22.09.2017- 10 stamps are of denominations Rs5 and 1 stamp  is of denomination Rs15.








Ministry of Communications - Directorate of PLI : Gazette Notification

Date : 25.9.2017

Ministry of Communications - Directorate of PLI : Gazette Notification.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on allocation of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in Department of Posts nominated by SSC

Date : 25.9.2017

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on allocation of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in Department of Posts nominated by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) selected on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015.




Notification regarding sponsoring applications from PAs/SAs to work as OA in PTC Saharanpur on deputation basis

Date : 25.9.2017

Notification regarding sponsoring applications from PAs/SAs to work as OA in PTC Saharanpur on deputation basis.



Sunday, 24 September 2017

100% Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF & EPF by Dec, 2017 and using Aadhaar for portability: Decision of Cabinet Secretariat Meeting

Date : 25.9.2017


100% Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF & EPF by Dec, 2017 and using Aadhaar for portability: Decision of Cabinet Secretariat Meeting






Postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financialwork : A News from The Economic Times

Date : 24.9.2017

Postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financialwork : A News from The Economic Times




Your postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financial work. Read how

NEW DELHI: Come 2018 and the humble postman will be armed with a high-tech device that will enable him to carry out various financial transaction at the door step of people. 

The India Post Payment Bank, which plans to launch nationwide operations by March 2018, is coming up with a large contract to source such devices for more than 1.5 lakh postmen. 

The equipment, a micro-ATM of sorts, will have a biometric reader, a printer and a debit card and credit card reader attached to it. A tender for 2 lakh such devices is almost ready and will be released in a month’s time, India Post Payment Bank chief executive AP Singh told ET. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has already been chosen to build the backend for India Post Payment Bank as a system integrator. 

“The idea is to streamline and focus on payments through the bank. We have identified close to one dozen payments, including utility bills such as gas and electricity, mobile, DTH, school fees, etc.”, which the payments bank will seek to facilitate, Singh said. India Post is working on an app that will enable these payments. 

It will also allow booking of bus and unreserved train tickets, categories which are highly cash dependant. “Even small payments such as for fruits and vegetable, and welfare payment transfers under the direct benefits transfer scheme are on the radar,” said Singh. 

“We have to focus on payments rather than deposits,” said Singh. Reserve Bank of India rules don’t allow payments banks to take deposits, the key and cheap source of funds for conventional banks. To generate revenue, India Post Payment Bank will charge each payment transaction that happens through its app, either from the customer or the bill company, Singh said. 

“The Post Office already has 35 crore accounts, we are targeting around 8 crore households in the next five years (as customers for the payments bank).” 

At a recent UN conference, Singh had said while private sector rivals such as Paytm and Airtel Payments Bank would skim the market from the top, India Post would have a bottoms up approach. Arming the postman with the micro-ATM and turning him into a sort of a banking correspondent may be part of the plan to target rural and the semi-urban areas. 

“The micro ATM and the banking correspondent model has been tried and may help in turning cash into digital at the last leg, even though it may take some time,” said Vivek Belgavi, partner and India FinTech Leader at PwC. 

In a village, the nearest bank branch may be 10-25 kms away and the India Post, with its huge network of post offices and postmen, may be able to effectively cater to that audience, he added. The proposed India Post app will allow person-to-person transactions. 

In the dozen key bill payments it is targeting, those who aren’t familiar with operating an app on their own can approach the postmen armed with micro-ATMs to help them make payments. 

Meanwhile, as opposed to the earlier plan of having separate branches for the payment bank, India Post is looking to capitalise on the existing network of 1.55 lakh post offices and 3 lakh employees on the postal network.

Source:-The Economic Times