Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Grant of pension to regular employees recruited from GDS who retired before having 10 years of qualifying service : Directorated asked information from all Circles.

Date : 30.08.2018

Grant of pension to regular employees recruited from GDS who retired before having 10 years of qualifying service : Directorate asked information from all Circles.


All Post Offices to Be Linked to India Post Payments Bank by December 31st.

Date : 30.08.2018

All Post Offices to Be Linked to India Post Payments Bank by December 31st.



All the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country would be linked to the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) system by December 31, 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

The India Post Payments Bank is scheduled to be launched nation-wide on September 1.

"On the day of the launch, IPPB would have 650 branches and 3,250 access points spread across the country," the minister told reporters.

By the end of 2018, the number of access points would increase to 1.55 lakh, of which 1.30 lakh branches would be in rural areas, Sinha said.

Further, account holders of the Post Office Savings Bank would also be able to avail IPPB services by linking their accounts, he added.

The account holders in the payments bank would be provided a QR card and they can authorise transactions with the card and their biometrics, he added.

Meanwhile, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved for revision of the project outlay for setting up of the payments bank from Rs. 800 crore to Rs. 1,435 crore.

The additional sum of Rs. 635 crore is on account of Rs. 400 crore for technology costs and Rs. 235 crore for human resource costs, according to an official statement.

The bank would provide services such as current account, savings account, remittances, money transfer, direct benefit transfer, enterprise and merchant payment, the minister informed, adding that the services would be available through multiple channels including counter services, micro ATM, mobile banking applications, SMS and IVR (Interactive Voice Response).

Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

Date : 30.08.2018
Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees w.e.f. 1st July, 2018 

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Deamess Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).

This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

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AKT/SNC

Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Inspector posts.

Date : 30.08.2018

Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Inspector posts.

Fixation of pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI - DoPT Clarification

Date : 30.08.2018

Fixation of pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI - DoPT Clarification


CABINET APPROVES ADDITIONAL 2 PERCENT DEARNESS ALLOWANCE (DA) FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEARNESS RELIEF (DR) TO PENSIONERS W.E.F. 1ST JULY, 2018

Posted On: 29 AUG 2018 1:05PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Deamess Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
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AKT/SNC

Boost to Banking Services at Post Offices across India :: Cabinet approves revised cost estimate for setting up of IPPB from 800 crores to Rs.1435 crore

Monday, 27 August 2018

GDS JCA Letter Reg.- Items of agenda for discussion

Date : 28.08.2018

GDS JCA Letter Reg.- Items of agenda for discussion

India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) : Technology Revolution for Rural India & Social Reform for their existence of Government of India & Bonded labour system for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Date : 27.08.2018

India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) : Technology Revolution for Rural India & Social Reform for their existence of Government of India & Bonded labour system for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Minutes of the IPPB meeting with staff representatives held on 29.06.2016,
As per minutes of the meeting with staff representatives held on 29.06.2016, staff representatives raised the issues regarding role of GDS staff & working hours and it was agreed by the officers of IPPB , that these issues particularly removal of cap on working hours are beyond the purview of the meeting and are being duly examined separately by the concerned authorities.

The minutes are as follows




In Nov’2017 DoP asked comments & views from all Federations and Unions on IPPB. On 23.11.2017 FNPO wrote a letter to Secretary on the role of GDS exclusively in IPPB.

If GDS is a part of IPPB for improvement in rural areas , then the work pressure and working hours will be more than 5 hours.

If this situation arises , removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 in respect of GDS can be made possible or not ?

Letter as follows


On 7.3.2018 one workshop was conducted by DoP with the representatives of service unions on sensitization of IPPB.

FNPO is welcoming the IPPB proposal with a condition for not privatising /corporatizing  DoP   in future. And it is the responsibility of  DOP for any financial loss cause of IPPB. We also demand for immediate remedy of staff shortage in all cadre. 

Regarding GDS FNPO is totally opposing incentive system proposal in IPPB and demanded for the work should be taken into account for calculation of GDS work load and cap on working hours should be removed.

According to GDS pay report every BO is having 886 live accounts and many of the BPMs are working for more than 10 hours.

AP circle RTI information and relevant evidences also submitted. IPPB is going to tie up with 11 ministries from which 52 welfare services are distributed to public.

After inauguration of IPPB each and every GDS irrespective of the cadre has to work for more than 10 hours. In view of these FNPO demanded for removal of CAP on working hours i.e; 5 hours( Rule 3 A(i) ).

In the above said workshop all Federations & Unions refused incentive to GDS staff and raise their voice towards removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct& Engagement Rules,2011 and a memorandum submitted to Secretary , Posts.

Memorandum as follows


Indefinite Hunger Fast by NUGDS President ,CHQ from 12.03.2018 to 14.03.2018  at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Circle demanding

1.  The earlier nomenclature of GDS (Conduct &Service) Rules ,1964 may be restored to enable the GDS to enjoy civil servant status. Accordingly the present GDS rules may be modified.

2.  The existing Rule 3A  (1) may be modified to enable the Sevaks to get pay and allowances as per work load following the law laid down by the Supreme Court i.e.  Equal pay for equal work.

3.  To implement the recommendations of GDS Committee report.


But till date DoP has not turned up with any positive reply to the above said letters and memorandums but simply announced a incentive structure to GDS for IPPB work.


The factor of Rs.1,000 /Rs.2,000 incentive per month will not compensate for the work being done above the regular duties of GDS working hours.

So, all Federations and Unions should take a remarkable step for removing the cap i.e 5 hours on working hours of GDS by abolished the GDS Conduct&Engagement Rules,2011 and restoration of ED (Conduct & Service ) Rules,1964 which are statuatory, legal and  constitutionally valid.

CH.Laxmi Narayana.

Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff ) Recruitment Rules,2018 :Gazette_Notification.

Date : 27.08.2018
Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff ) Recruitment Rules,2018 :Gazette_Notification.


50%  : From GDS Seniority
25%  : Direct Recruitment from GDS
25%  : Casual labour.






Wednesday, 22 August 2018

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on September 1

Date : 22.08.2018

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on September 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 will launch long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas, a senior official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 will launch long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas, a senior official said. “The launch of India Post Payments Bank has been rescheduled for September 1. The Prime Minister will launch,” a senior government official told PTI. The launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was recently rescheduled in the wake of seven-day national mourning declared after the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas. “Government is trying to link all the 1.55 lakh post office branches with IPPB services by the end of this year,” the official said. This will create the country’s largest banking network with direct presence at village level.

IPPB CEO Suresh Sethi had earlier said that IPPB will go live with 650 branches in addition to 3,250 access points co-located at post offices and around 11,000 postmen both in rural and urban areas will provide doorstep banking services. IPPB has permission to link around 17-crore postal savings bank (PSB) accounts with its account.

With IPPB in place, people in rural area will be able to avail digital banking and financial services, including money transfer, to any bank account either with help of mobile app or by visiting a post office. IPPB was the third entity to receive payments bank permit after Airtel and Paytm.

Payments banks can accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. The postal payment bank has permit to carry RTGS, NEFT, IMPS transaction that will enable IPPB customers to transfer and receive money from any bank account. With the third party tie-ups, account holders in IPPB will be able to avail financial services as in case of a regular banking customer. The payment bank will be used by government to distribute NREGA wages, subsidies, pension etc.

The IPPB app which is expected to be launched on same day will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees etc that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of National Payments Corporation of India.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

New transfer policy guidelines dated 31/7/2018 kept under abeyance until further orders in AP circle

Date : 22.08.2018

New transfer policy guidelines dated 31/7/2018 kept under abeyance until further orders in AP circle

Rotational Transfers of sensitive posts who has completed 3 years of service as per new transfer guidelines were kept in abeyance by the intiation taken by GS NAPE Group'C.



CPMG AP Circle Appeal for voluntary contribution from staff extending financial assistance to Keral people.

Date : 22.08.2018

CPMG AP Circle Appeal for voluntary contribution from staff extending financial assistance to Keral people.

e-payment National biller ID No.15017

Contribution towards assistance to the victims of Kerala Floods- Reg : Telangana Circle

Date : 21.08.2018

Contribution towards assistance to the victims of Kerala Floods- Reg : Telangana Circle 

Group'A.                    : Rs,2000
Group'B(Gazetted)  : Rs.1500
Group 'C(including IPs and Supervisors)             : Rs.1000
Postman /MG/MTS   : Rs.500
GDS.                             : Rs.200





Monday, 20 August 2018

URGENT AP CIRCLE PJCA MEETING

Date : 21.08.2018


URGENT AP CIRCLE PJCA MEETING

On dated 20.08.2018 AP PJCA Meeting held at RJCM office,Vijayawada to discuss about the flood situation of Kerala State.

Based on appeal received from CPMG Kerala Circle ,CPMG AP Circle appealed all for extending for helping hand. The leaders presented different views and finally considering the views from majority the following proposals submitted to CPMG for taking immediate action.

Sivaji Vasireddy
GS NAPE Gr-C.







National Unions Joint Bi-ennial Conference : Gudur Division,Andhra Pradesh Circle.(19.08.2018)

Date : 21.08.2018

National Unions Joint Bi-ennial Conference : Gudur Division,Andhra Pradesh Circle.(19.08.2018)






















Change in the date of Bakrid holiday to 22.08.2018 instead of 23.08.2018

Date : 20.08.2018
Bakrid holiday will be on 22.8.2018 for offices located at New Delhi. For out side New Delhi Circle Co ordination committees will announce holiday.