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India Post Updates : Android Application


For post office staff and post office agents the app will be very useful. You will get every latest update from the Directorate to your phone. In addition you will get various updates on how to use Finacle and McCamish. In near future details about using CSI and Rural Integration (RI) will be included.
This app is mainly useful for the staff, employees, agents of Department of Posts or what we call sweetly as Post Office.

7th Pay Commission Matrix Calculator Revised

New Basic Pay - 7th CPC news

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Postman 7.9.3 - MIS Get data Stored Procedure Error


Postman 7.9.3 - Stored Procedure Error 'MIS Get data'

In Some of the offices, while doing day end in postman 7.9.3 it may shown the error message as could not find stored procedure 'MIS_Get_data'.


  1. Run the attached script and do the upgradation once again.
  2. Make sure that the upgradation files are of latest date(18-10-2015). 
  3. Replace the exe as well as dll and re register the dll files.

R Net Communication 7.9.3 - Delivery message details not updated


Delivery Message updation problem in R Net Communication

The Booked article messages are transmitting through R Net Communication Module meanwhile the delivery data is not updating in MIS Site.

Non Updation of Delivery Message due to the following reason

  1. Always use latest version (7.9.3 ) of RNet Communication and Postman application.  
  2. Make sure that Pincode and ND code given in postman environment option is correct ,RNet office master is up-to-date and Postman day-end is done properly at your office. 
  3. Please use the Create delivery/undelivery article message option available in postman supervisor 3 or 4 times after day end and try . 
If the Error still persists, taken up the above issue to CEPT for Solution.

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Release of Funds on ‘Other Motor Conveyance Advance’

By FAX/ Speed Post

No.528/AN-VI (Central)/ Oth. Motor Con. Adv.

All Cs F & A(Fvs)
Subiect: Release of Funds on ‘Other Motor Conveyance Advance’- (00/012/23) during 2015-2016.
In this connection, it is stated that a portion of Fund under the Head ‘Other Motor Conveyance Advance’- (00/012/23)’ received from the HQ Office CGDA, Delhi Cantt. In BE 2015-2016 is still available awaiting release.

To enable this Office to release the fund, projection, if any, along with the list of applications received from the eligible Officials willing to purchase Scooter/Motor Cycle/Moped of your Office and also sub Offices under your charge, is invited. Release of funds will be considered subject to availability and strictly on seniority basis of application of the individuals.

It is, therefore, requested that list of applicants. serving the Office under your Group Charge, stating Name, Designation, A/c. No., Date of Application. Nature of Purchase, Amount applied for and Name of Office where serving may please be furnished urgently by return Fax so as to reach this office by 17th December, 2015 positively. List/s received in this Office later shall not be entertained.

This may please be accorded on “TOP PRIORITY”.

(V.Nageswaraw Rao)
SR.Accounts Officer (AN)


7th CPC Recommended Sports Related Allowance

7th CPC Recommended Sports Related Allowance

Allowances Covered

8.12.1 Alphabetical list of Allowances covered here is as under:

1. Out of Pocket Allowance
2. Refreshment Allowance

Out of Pocket Allowance

8.12.2 This allowance is paid to players and coaches of Indian Railways who participate in sports events abroad, in lieu of Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel, to take care of subsidiary expenses, at the rate of $35 per day. There is a demand to replace this allowance with Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
Analysis and Recommendations
8.12.3 The demand has merit. Accordingly it is recommended that Out of Pocket Allowance should be abolished and players and coaches participating in sports events abroad should be paid Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
Refreshment Allowance
8.12.4 This allowance is paid to players, coaches, technical officials and Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) observers during National and Indian Railways’ camps and Championships, to support additional food requirements, at a uniform rate of Rs.240 per day. There are demands for three fold raise in the amount of this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
8.12.5 While Refreshment allowance is understandable for players/coaches/technical officials, it is not justified for observers of Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB). Therefore, since the allowance is not indexed to DA, it is recommended that Refreshment Allowance should be increased by a factor of 2.25 to Rs.540 per day. The amount will rise further by 25 percent each time DA crosses 50 percent. However, the allowance will be paid only to players, coaches and technical officials

Govt official held for making fake postal stamps worth Rs 10 lakh

— By FPJ Bureau | Nov 26, 2015 01:57 am 
Mumbai : The Vile Parle Police on Wednesday arrested a clerk working at Santacruz post office located in Terminal 1B of Domestic airport on charges of making fake postal stamps worth Rs 10 lakh. The accused, Vinayak Laxmanrao Chole (34), is a resident of Virar.

The police on Tuesday got information from a person working at Krushna Xerox and Stationary shop in Vile Parle that the accused had asked for colour Xerox of 1,000 copies of a postal stamp sheet with 40 stamps costing Rs 25 each. Soon after, senior inspector Raksha Maharao and Crime branch inspector Mahadev Nimbalkar started investigating the matter and caught the accused. Nimbalkar interrogated Chole and arrested him after he confessed to the crime.

“While getting the 1,000 copies made, Chole asked the Xerox counter to put the triangular design which the postal stamp has on all four borders. This aroused the suspicion of the man working there,” said Sandesh Shinde from Vile Parle police station.

“TThe family came to the police station requesting us to let off Chole as he is a government official. But the accused is still in police custody. We will produce him in local court on Thursday,” said Nimbalkar.

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7CPC Minimum & Maximum Pay Ratio 1:12.5


7th Pay Commission Minimum and Maximum Ratio

Central Pay
Commission (CPC)
Number of Pay
I CPC      (1946-47)5520001: 36.4150 → 30
II CPC    (1957-59)8030001: 37.5500 → 140
III CPC (1972-73)19635001: 17.9500 → 80
IV CPC (1983-86)75080001: 10.7153 → 36
V CPC (1994-97)2550260001: 10.251 → 34
VI CPC (2006-08)7000800001: 11.435 →19
[4 PBs with
15 GPs+ 4
distinct wales]

Existing Pay
Existing levels of
Grade Pay
New Levels
Cabinet Secretary, Defence Chiefs18
C: Civil; D: Defence; M: Military Nursing Service (MNS)

7cpc Ratio – 1:12.5 Minimum Pay/Maximum Pay—-18,000/2,25,000 Levels as per the Pay Matrix

Nov 25, 2015

Atleast One demand of Postmaster Cader accepted by the 7 CPC

Atleast One demand of Postmaster Cader accepted by the 7 CPC:-
One of the main demand of the Postmaster cadre is to allow them to LDCE for PSGr-B and Sr. Postmaster exams (from PM gr-I level to all PM cadre levels) Postmaster cadre is distinct notified the dept. hence asked all PM cadre posts should be filled by PM grade officials only. . 

But 7 CPC considered only PM gr-II and PM Gr-III are allowed to appear the Sr.PM exam at par with IPOs.

Present situation of Senior Post Master examination eligibility :-

  • As per the Recruitmentrules framed by the department, only Inspector Posts with 6 years of regular service are eligible to appear for the Sr Postmaster Examination. Inspectors who have completed 6 years regular service in IP cadre as on 01stJanuary are eligible to appear for the LDCE scheduled to be held on that year. ASPs are not eligible to appear for the Examination.
  • VI. 25% of vacancies in the grade of Sr. Postmaster will be filled up by promotion of Postmaster Gr. III with 2 years of regular service in the grade (including regular service in HSG, I if any) and75% by Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with 6 yearsof regular service in the grade on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE). 
  • VII.The officials in PS Gr ‘B’ and Senior Postmaster (Gazetted) would be eligible for induction in IPoS Gr ‘A’ on the basis of a consolidated eligibility list.
  • Now many Sr. Postmaster Posts are working by opted PSGr-B cadre.


DOPT will take up this issue and issue Gazette Notification for revised Recruitment rules for Sr. Postmaster cadre, Eligibility conditions for PM gr-II and Gr-III officials to appear this exam. IPOs are eligible with 6 –years of service similarly PM gr-I with 6- years (GR-II) perhaps eligible.

Why govt employees hate the NPS ?


The 7th central pay commission (CPC) was not supposed to look into the National Pension System (NPS). The terms of reference of the body headed by ex-judge Ashok Mathur limited the mandate in this regard to only the Old Pension System (OPS). Yet, the number of grievances and complaints were so many that the commission decided to deal with it in detail. The grievances ranged from lack of basic elements such as a grievance redressal mechanism to disadvantages in the tax regime and structural issues.

Amusingly, over a decade into its existence and after mopping a corpus of over Rs 24,000 crore as of 2013-14 from a little over 1.3 million people, the NPS still has critics, who wanted it scrapped. “The larger federations and staff associations advocated scrapping the NPS on the ground that it discriminates between two sets of government employees,” the commission noted. Some subscribers pleaded for reverting to the OPS, citing uncertainty regarding the actual value of their future pension in the face of market related risks.

Being a defined contribution scheme, NPS effectively shaves 10 per cent off an employee's take-home salary. While this is a concern for many, they also harboured the opposite worry —that this 10 per cent plus 10 (matching contribution from employer) might not be enough to give them a pension that is about half their last salary. The commission has asked the government to consider if the number can be reviewed.

The bad state of grievance redressal and absence of consultation with stakeholders has generated insecurity in stakeholders. Even senior Group-A officers of the central government, as well as All India Service (AIS) officers, are sceptical about NPS, the commission has noted.

Family pension, for widows/dependents of a deceased employee, is another common grievance. Staff associations have complained that this, after death of an employee, is not ensured in the NPS. More, if an employee dies at an early age, the family would suffer, since annuity from the contribution would be grossly inadequate.

Other such comparisons to instruments such as GPF, PPF and the OPS were widely heard by the CPC. Some were worried about the lack of choice for government employees, the asset allocation and fund managers under the NPS. The commission has asked the pension regulator to provide a range of options and investment mixes, calibrated on a life cycle approach, wherein younger employees are given an exposure to high risk, high return choices.

Another example of shoddy implementation of NPS came up in the case of AIS officers in some states, where contributions by the state governments concerned are yet to be fully made and deployed. The net result is contributions for 2004-2012 have not been fully made or have earned simple interest and did not get any market linked returns. Worse, contributions by some have been returned to them without interest.

This goes against the fundamentals of a defined contribution scheme. A typical employee’s service is 30-35 years. If he loses compounding benefits for a third of that period, what will he/she be left with? A lot of media coverage and official focus has been spent on where the NPS money is invested and its impact on the stock market. In the process, the source and the channels seem to have not received adequate attention. It is time for the government and the regulator to take serious note of the commission’s recommendations and make the NPS a Swachh Pension System. 
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The recommended Seventh Pay Commission hike will not create a boom

By Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar
The Seventh Pay Commission award will boost central government wages by 23.5 per cent. So, many analysts have predicted a consumption boom, lifting corporate revenues and profits. Whoa!

Some corporates may gain, but others will lose, so the aggregate effect may be minimal. If consumer goods sector gains while capital goods sector loses, arguably, the net effect on the economy will be negative.

Remember, the government has no money except what it takes from others. It can’t raise spending on any one item — like government salaries — except by taking this from somebody else, directly or indirectly. So, the pay commission award will mostly mean robbing Peter to pay Paul. Aggregate demand will not rise.

The left hand knows very well what the right hand is up to Inconspicuous Consumption

The government has four standard robbery routes. First, it can raise taxes. If so, higher salaries will come at the expense of all taxpayers. If taxpayers typically consume less than government servants, the transfer might produce a small boost to consumption. But if the opposite is true, the transfer will actually reduce overall consumption.

The second route would be to finance higher salaries by printing money — technically called monetising the fiscal deficit. This would be an ‘inflation tax’, picking people’s pockets through higher prices. But it would be nixed by RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, an inflation hawk. He is determined to keep money tight enough to reduce inflationary expectations. That rules out printing money.

Third, the government can finance higher salaries by borrowing more from markets — taking away, partially or wholly, what would otherwise have been lent to the private sector. To that extent, it would again be a transfer from Peter to Paul. More important, additional borrowing would increase the fiscal deficit.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley is absolutely committed to reducing the fiscal deficit, from 3.9 per cent of GDP this year to 3.5 per cent next year and 3.0 per cent the year after. So, he cannot use this route to finance higher salaries. The same is true of state governments, which must also prune their fiscal deficits in line with their financial responsibility and budget management targets.

Fourth, the government can finance higher salaries by cutting its own spending. It can’t reduce interest on past debt, and obviously cannot reduce salaries — it has to increase them. So, spending cuts will have to come mainly or wholly by slashing investment. This will be one more way of robbing Peter to pay Paul, and a particularly bad way. The need of the hour is to boost investment.
This discussion should make one thing clear. Whatever route — or combination of routes — the government takes, aggregate corporate sales and profits will not receive a boost. The transfer from Peter to Paul can change the fortunes of different sectors. If higher salaries are financed mainly by investment cuts, then sales of cars and TVs may go up, but at the expense of machinery sales.
Many analysts are harking back to the experience of earlier pay commission awards to judge the impact this time. Such comparisons need great care. The last salary hike in 2008 was much higher at 35 per cent, against 23.5 per cent this time. Moreover, the last award included pay arrears for almost two years, putting far more cash in the hands of government servants.
Wrong Precedent

Yet, consumption growth actually decelerated compared with the earlier two years, because of the global recession. The government resorted to amassive fiscal and monetary stimulus. This included slashing the excise duty on autos, lifting sagging sales of cars and motorcycles.
However, the key factor here was the fiscal and monetary stimulus, not the pay hike.
The shoe is on the other foot this time. Both fiscal and monetary policies are going to be relatively tight. The finance minister is committed to reducing the fiscal deficit for the next two years. So are most state finance ministers.

We are in a period of fiscal consolidation, not loosening. In such circumstances, any spending increase on one item will be more than offset by cuts in others. This cannot constitute an overall boost.

The same holds for monetary policy. Consumer price inflation, targeted by the RBI, is an uncomfortable 5% year-on-year, and is trending up a bit. A second bad monsoon in a row has sent up the price of vegetables and pulses to politically embarrassing heights. This has been offset partially by the fall in prices of metals, oil and other commodities.

The RBI has no intention of loosening money just to finance the pay commission award. Interest rates may fall a bit, but will remain among the highest in the world, given that Indian inflation is also among the highest in the world.

There is just one way we can have a free lunch. If oil prices continue to fall, the finance minister can mop up the windfall through higher taxes that, happily, don’t raise consumer prices of petrol and diesel.

So, an oil bonanza might just finance the pay hike. You could call it robbing the Opec Peter to pay the Indian Paul. This is surely Jaitley’s dream.

Mahapex-2016, Maharashtra State Level Philatelic Exhibition


Mahapex-2016, Maharashtra State Level Philatelic Exhibition will be held from 16th to 18th January 2016 at Nashik.
Venue: Postal Stores Depot, Upnagar, Nasik City - 422 006.
Last date for submitting Entry Forms: 15th December 2015.

Entry forms may be sent to:

The Secretary, Exhibition Committee, Mahapex -2016, O/o Sr. Supdt. Of Post Offices, Nashik Division, Nashik - 422 001.

Phone No.: +91-253-2414675 +91-253-2414675 

7th CPC allowed Overtime Allowance (OTA) to continue in Industrial Establishments of Defence and Railway


Overtime Allowance (OTA) is granted to government employees for performing duties beyond the designated working hours.
Presently, OTA is paid in several ministries/ departments, up to a certain level, at varying rates.
Though the III, IV V and VI Pay commission recommended to abolish the Over time allowance except where it is a statutory requirement, it was continued in some departments even when it is not a statutory requirement.
But JCM-Staff Side has demanded that OTA should be paid to all government employees who are asked to work beyond office hours, on the basis of actual Pay, DA and Transport Allowance.
The commission obseved that 90% of total expenditure on Over time allowance is spent in Defence and Railway. So the recommendation on Over Time Allowance is expected very much by the employees of these two Ministries

The 7th pay commission suggested in its recommendation that

“…..government offices need to increase productivity and efficiency, and recommends that OTA should be abolished (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions), at the same time it is also recommended that in case the government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels”.

A stricter control on OTA expenditure is also suggested

So the employees of Ministry of Railways and Defence breathed sigh of relief as the Pay commission recommended to continue the Over time allowance

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