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Feb 11, 2016

Re-fixed inter seniority of the IPoS, Group 'A' officers of 2007 batch as per the provisions of the Rule 23(6) of IPoS, Group 'A' Service Rules

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Re-fixed inter seniority of the IPoS, Group 'A' officers of 2007 batch as per the provisions of the Rule 23(6) of IPoS, Group 'A' Service Rules

Tool to fetch booking details of Speed Post Article

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Tool for fetching bulk article booking details of SPA

  1. Enter Server Name then click on use Text file fetch article option to browse the text file which contains the SPA Article information.
  2. It may take long times if more no.of articles are available in the text file.
  3. Click on fetch booking details to view the information.
Note: Article should be entered one by one without any special character in the text file

SSC notification for Inspector Posts

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Notification for Inspector Posts is issued by SSC. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification for Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016 (SSC CGL 2016). You can apply online from 13th February 2016 to 14th March 2016. The SSC CGL 2016 Exam will be tentatively held on 8th and 22nd May 2016. Check complete details from below link. 

Important Dates :

Starting Date of Online Application : 13th February 2016
Closing Date of Online Application : 14th March 2016

Click here to view the notification.

Consolidation Software (for SB / SBCO ) updated

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Consolidation Software 


Full setup : Download
EXE only : Download

Note : Please copy the Latest / updated Exe only to the concerned folder. ie. C:\CONS If necessary copy to dbf file.

Consolidation Software:

Download and extract the CONS.rar and paste in to you local hard Disk C:\ or any other drive and run the software thro CONS.BAT file

Download the CONS.EXE and paste into existing C:\CONS\ folder

Password : HELP or RAJA or (blank)
Creation of Batch file
Go to Command Prompt
C:\>
C:\> Edit filename.bat ( for Eg CONS.BAT )
Type the folder name ,
Type the EXE name
Then Save the file
C:\> Edit CONS.BAT
@ECHO OFF
CD\CONS
FOXPRO CONS
DEL *.TMP
CD\
CLS
C:\> CONS ( Enter to Continue )

Election Holidays 2016 – Grant of Paid Holiday for CG Employees

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Election Holidays 2016 – Grant of Paid Holiday for CG Employees : Bye Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura — Grant of Paid holiday – regarding

F. No.12/3/2016-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated February 10, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Bye Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura — Grant of Paid holiday – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the Bye Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura, scheduled to be held in February, 2016, the following guidelines, already issued by this Department vide Office Memorandum No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001, have to be followed inrespect of the Central Government Offices, including Industrial Establishments in the States : –

In connection with bye-election to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee, who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter, but employed in any Central Government Organization/ Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having the bye-election.

2. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.
sd/-
(Raju Saraswat)
To Under Secretary
Source: www.persmin.gov.in

Feb 10, 2016

Memorandum To Secretary Posts On 7th CPC Related Issues

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MEMORANDUM TO SECRETARY POSTS ON 7th PAY COMMISSIONS RELATED ISSUES

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

No.PF-PJCA/2016 Dated: 09th February, 2016

To
The Secretary,
Department of Posts’
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001

Sub: Settlement of Pay Commissions related issues: regarding

Madam,

1. The Finance ministry has constituted an implementation cell which will function as the Sectt. of the empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary in which Secretary , Department of Post is also a member.

2. As per the minutes of implementation cell held on 2nd February, Nodal Officers from our Department has not attended, it is reliably learnt.

3. The implementation cell has fixed two weeks time for submission of any Departmental specific Modification on 7th CPC recommendations but it is learnt that Nodal Officer appointed by the Department is out of Delhi and will be returning after 12th February , by that time, there will be 4 days time left for cutoff date fixed by implementation cell..

4. Further minutes says that any modification recommended by the Secretary Posts should be approved by the Minister (C) also before submission to implementation cell. We feel that if action is not taken on war footing it will be impossible for the Postal Department to submit modification proposal to the implementation cell after completing all the above formalities before the cutoff date

5. Regarding Cadre Restructuring also if orders are not issued before implementation of Pay Commissions report, there is every chance of returning the proposal by DOP&T for resubmission after signing fresh agreement taking in to consideration the 7th CPC orders issued by the Government.

In view of the above we request you to kindly act immediately to safe guard the interests of Postal Employees without giving room for any delay or omission or commission on the part of Postal Department.

We have decided certain agitational programmes on which we will be giving a separate memorandum on 11th March 2016.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-                                                                                                                            Sd/-
(D. Theagarajan)                                                                                                       (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General                                                                                                      Secretary General
FNPO                                                                                                                         NFPE

A story about a Postal Assistant

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A young, well qualified Postal Asstt. left the job due to finacle system, emigrated to Canada for better prospects and applied for a salesman's job at Vancouver's premier downtown department store. It was the biggest store in the world: you could get anything there.

The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?"

"Yes sir, I was a salesman in India. I sold...

Insurance Policies;
Atal Pension Yojna;
All exam forms;
Gold coins;
Money Savings Scheme etc."

The boss liked him and said, "You can start tomorrow. Learn fast and do well."

The first working day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.

Finally 6 pm came around. The boss duly fronted up and asked, "How many sales did you make today?"

"Sir, I made ONE sale!" said the young salesman rather happily.

"Only one sale?!" shot back the boss. "No! No! You see, most of my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day.

If you want to keep this job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale.

By the way, how much was your sale worth?"

"933005 pounds," said the ex-post person

"What?! How did you manage that?" asked the flabbergasted boss.

"Well," said the salesman, "this man came in and I sold him a small fish hook, then a medium hook and finally a really large hook.

Then I sold him a good fishing rod and some fishing gear.

Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast.

So I told him he'd be needing a boat, so I took him down to the boat department and sold him that 20-foot schooner with the twin engines.

Then he said his Volkswagen wouldn't be able to carry it, so I took him to our automotive department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.

I then asked him where he'll be staying and since he had not decided, I took him to camping department and sold him a six-sleeper camper tent.

Then he said I should throw in about $200 worth of groceries and two cases of beer."

The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, "You sold all that to a guy who came in for a fish hook?!"

"No, sir," answered the young man, "he came in to buy a headache relief tablet and I convinced him that fishing is the best remedy for headache."

Boss: "In which organisation did you work?!"

" India Post, sir."

Boss: "Please take my chair. I want to join your old organisation."

Source: http://aipeup3bbsr.blogspot.in/2016/02/a-story-about-postal-assistant.html

14 CWC Employees Jailed for Misappropriating Govt Funds

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A Delhi court has awarded varying jail term of up to seven years to 14 public servants of the Central Water Commission (CWC), including some retired officials, for misappropriating government funds.

Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar convicted them for various offences punishable under the IPC, including sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servants). Six of these 14 accused were also held guilty for the offences under Prevention of Corruption Act.

Besides these 14 convicts, there were three more accused who had died during pendency of the case lodged in 2001.

“Prosecution has proved that all the convicts (except A2, A16 and A17) have dishonestly misappropriated or converted to their own use the government money. Therefore, I convict them under section 403 (dishonest misappropriation of movable property or converting it to one’s own use) IPC each.
“All the convicts participated in this criminal endeavour, therefore, I convict all of them under section 120-B read with sections 403 and 409 IPC,” the judge said in a 177-page judgement.
The court sentenced convicts Y P Sharma, O P Narang, Jai Kumar Singal, J P Sharma and S K Aggarwal to seven years jail term each, while Chandreshwar Manjhi, Om Prakash, Shiv Sagar Naik, Om Prakash and Hayat Singh were given five years each.

Other two convicts, Jeet Ram Sharma and B M Ghosh, were awarded three year jail term each, while the remaining two, I Yashudanan and Natha Ram Suman, were given one year jail each.

Besides the jail term, the court also imposed varying fines of upto Rs 2.01 lakh on the convicts.

During trial, all the accused had denied allegations levelled against them by the agency.

CBI alleged that officials of Pay and Accounts Office and account section of CWC had conspired to defraud government money by raising fictitious bills supported with fake sanction orders and got them passed and further fraudulently withdrew the money through cheques.

Non-updation of AV-GUP in Post Offices

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As per the Symantec Antivirus deployment procedure, Symantec AV GUP (Group Update Provider) has to be configured and updated in locations where System count is more than 10 to minimize the High bandwidth utilization by AV definition updates. But it is seen that in some locations GUP is not configured/updated. 

Hence it is requested to kindly issue suitable instructions to all the System Administrators and Divisional Heads concerned for immediate configuration/updation of GUP for saving & optimum utilization of BANDWIDTH, which will result in better connectivity speeds in the locations. 

In case of any issues, separate tickets may be raised with TCS for each location. The email ID for raising tickets with TCS, in case of any issues in updation: doptcs.wave1support@tcs.com. 

Column 'J' of the attached file may be referred to and basic troubleshooting like low disk space, connectivity etc..may be done for the GUP system entries "#NA" against definition version and tickets may be raised with TCS in case of any issues.

Check list to update the GUP Server / Desktop 

  1. If your office is having system count 10 and above,
  2. Know the registered GUP server and its IP address of your office.
  3. If not registered, share the IP address of latest new system to TCS (doptcs.wave1support@tcs.com) for registering it as GUP through concerned Division/Region.
  4. Ensure that the identified GUP Server is kept ON for 24x7. Since other systems are depending on this GUP system for Antivirus updates, do not shutdown GUP system.
  5. Daily check the status of your GUP server as below –
  6. Click on Symantec Icon, i.e present on right corner of task bar. 
  7. Symantec window will open and see the status –
  8. If the status is in green and having message “ Your Computer is Protected “ – means that the GUP server is running ok.
  9. If the status is not in green, then there will be some issue which needs your immediate attention as below -
  10. Click on HELP button provided at the top right hand corner of Symantec window.
  11. Click on Troubleshooting Option. 
  12. Management window will open after clicking on Troubleshooting option, See the status of server in this window.
  13. If in front of server, Offline is written it means there is no connectivity between management server and the GUPmachine. But if some particular I.P address is written in front of server, it means Client machine is connected with the server. 
  14. In case of Offline status Please use the below link to reconnect with the server. 
  15. http://172.19.64.23:8014/EmailInstallPackages/SCU.zip
Please download the above zip file, extract it and Double click on SylinkDrop.exe The connection will be re-established.

Process for rebooking of BO collections in McCamish

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 Process for Booking of Branch Office PLI/RPI Collections in McCamish

Directorate Letter No. 29-34/2012-LI (Vol-II) dated 24.09.2015

Click below to View/ Download process of BO rebooking of PLI/RPLI Transaction

CCTV cameras on trains to guard postal goods

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CHENNAI, February 9, 2016
The pilot project will be implemented in Chennai-Mumbai Mail and extended to at least a dozen postal vans.
FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS OF PILFERAGE, STING OPERATION RESULTED IN ARREST OF TWO EMPLOYEES
In a first, postal vans attached to long-distance trains originating from Tamil Nadu will soon have surveillance cameras affixed, to prevent thefts.

Following complaints of pilferage, the Tamil Nadu Postal Circle decided to customise its coaches to have a CCTV network on board.

The pilot project will be implemented on the Chennai-Mumbai Mail and extended to at least a dozen postal vans in a phased manner.

According to J.T. Venkateswarlu, Post Master General (Mails & Business Development), the proposal to install cameras came after complaints of pilferage were reported in some trains, particularly the Chennai-New Delhi Grand Trunk Express. A sting operation revealed that postal employees of Madhya Pradesh were involved in the thefts.

E-commerce doing well

“We lodged a complaint with the police and the two employees were arrested and later suspended by the department. Citing this incident, it was proposed to install surveillance cameras in postal vans. The Postal Directorate approved the idea and we are in the process of implementing the project,” Mr. Venkateswarlu told The Hindu on Monday.

Consequent to various business development initiatives launched by Chief Post Master General Charles Lobo, e-commerce was now making a significant contribution to postal business, he added.

The revenue generated through e-commerce increased from Rs. 1 crore in 2013 to Rs. 7 crore last year.

“We have already crossed Rs. 9 crore in December 2015 and may touch the Rs. 15 crore mark by the end of this fiscal.

Amazon is a major contributor to our business and we are roping in Flipkart as well,” he said.

With CCTV in postal coaches, the department can avert pilferage and travel of unauthorised persons.

The handling of consignments can also be monitored as there are some complaints of damaged articles in parcels post delivery, Mr. Venkateswarlu added.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com

Develop taste for collection of stamps, students told

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GUNTUR, February 9, 2016 
Students at the Philately Exhibition organised by the Postal Department and Guntur Numismatic and Philatelic Society at Balaji Mandapam, in Guntur on Monday. 

An exhibition of stamps- Gunturpex-2016- got under way at the Balaji Kalyana Mandapam on the premises of Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Brundavan Gardens here on Monday. 

The exhibition, organised by the Postal Department in association with Guntur Numismatic and Philatelic Society, organised workshops, which evoked enthusiastic response, with over 1,000 students visiting the stalls. More than 6,000 stamps were displayed. 

Inaugurating the two-day exhibition, Divisional Railway Manager, Guntur, Vijay Sharma said collection and study of stamps would enhance knowledge and helped students master history. The DRM also released two special covers on Guntur chillies and Undavalli caves on the occasion. 

Superintendent of Posts D. Satyanarayana presided over the meeting. Assistant Director, India Posts, Vijayawada, Ansari, president of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Committee, Ch. Mastanaiah, were also present. 

The highlights of the exhibition include postage stamps on birds, animals, insects, personalities, shells, roses, dinosaurs and reptiles. Scented stamps, talking stamps (gramaphone record), steel stamps, 3D stamps are also displayed. 

In the Inter-school quiz competition on philately held in the afternoon, KKR Gowtam Guntur bagged the first prize, while Montessori School, Tenali, and Bashyam IIT secured second and third prizes, respectively. 

A special sales counter of the Postal Department was also opened. 
Source : http://www.thehindu.com

700 % Increases in Post Office Savings

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!! REALITY OF 700% INCREASE IN POST OFFICE SAVINGS !!! 

A modernization drive has hampered sales of small savings schemes in post offices. The department of posts is in the process of implementing core banking systems (CBS) since last one year, to link around 25,000 offices. The teething troubles and frequent server failures have crippled work at post offices. Due to this, there has been a major dip in collections in savings schemes, which have been traditionally the domain of post offices. 

Banks have mopped up Rs24,536 crore as per the latest data. As against this, collection at post offices is less than half of that by banks at Rs11,861 crore. Many investors have even cleared their PPF accounts from post offices. Withdrawals from PPF accounts in post offices have exceeded the deposits by Rs95 crore. Banks, on the other hand, have a net collection of Rs23,000 crore from PPF accounts alone, said sources. 

Post offices are fast losing out in the recurring deposits too, which have been the department's flagship scheme. Out of Rs21,548 crore deposited in the scheme, Rs20436 crore have been withdrawn. 

Small savings schemes of the government are managed by the city-based National Savings Institute (NSI), and sold through banks as well as post offices. 

Sources say so far 6,000 post offices have implemented CBS, with a total target of 25,000. Rajashri Bhagat, president of All India Mahila Pradhan and Small Savings Agent, said frequent server breakdowns have left the agents harried. "The women agents have to wait till late in the evening due to the snags, making it inconvenient for them. Many are planning to even quit the job. This is also because the agents' commission has been done away with in schemes like PPF and senior citizen's deposits." 

Post offices are also insisting on opening savings accounts for liquidating PPF accounts, with the payments to be routed through the accounts. Many customers already have a bank account and are not keen on opening a fresh one, which is also discouraging them from continuing with post offices, said Bhagat. 

Banks, on the other hand, have faster services. Though selling PPF, senior citizens and Sukanya Samrudhi accounts, the banks could get better collections mainly because of internet connectivity. Funds can be transferred through net, which is not possible so far in post offices. 

Account MIS trusted relationship error and Solution

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Account MIS Error and CEPT Solution

unable to continue due to the following error:
Account MIS error in communication The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS Secure channel.
Solution 
Please register the certificate. If still not solved copy the regcft.exe file from the MM 6.6 CD eMO client installation folder and register it once again.

Promotion / Posting to the JTS of IPoS Officers

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No : 4-1/2016-SPG dated 08.02.2016
Posting to the JTS of Indian Postal Service Group Officers
 Click here to view the Posting Order Copy

Re-fixed inter seniority of the IPoS, Group 'A' officers

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Re-fixed inter seniority of the IPoS, Group 'A' officers of 2007 batch as per the provisions of the Rule 23(6) of IPoS, Group 'A' Service Rules.

To view, please CLICK HERE.

Refund HRA deducted from govt. servant’s salary: HC

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The Madras High Court Bench here has directed the superiors of a government servant to refund House Rent Allowance (HRA) deducted from her salary even though she refused to occupy a dilapidated residential quarters allotted to her since it was in an uninhabitable condition.

A Division Bench of Justices V. Ramasubramanian and N. Kirubakaran passed the order while allowing a 2011 writ appeal filed by S. Radhamani Thangatchi, then serving as the manager of Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Pettai in Tirunelveli district since February 2, 2009.

A single judge of the High Court had on November 18, 2010 dismissed her writ petition, for refund of HRA, by citing a 1995 Supreme Court ruling that a government employee had to either accept the accommodation offered by the employer or forfeit the HRA if he/she preferred to live elsewhere.

However, not in agreement with the view taken by the single judge, the Division Bench said that a look at the photographs of the house allotted to the appellant as well as a report of a Public Works Department official would make it clear that the house was not in a good condition.

“It is very unfortunate that though the appellant requested the respondents not to allot the quarters, the second respondent (ITI Principal) erroneously allotted the quarters in favour of the appellant and deducted the amount towards rent from the salary of the appellant.

In eight weeks

“The appellant cannot be made to pay rent for the quarters even though she had not occupied it. Therefore, the order of the principal as well as the order of the single judge are set aside and further direction is given to refund the amount within eight weeks,” the judges ordered.

Commemorative Postage Stamp on the occasion of International Fleet Review 2016

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Department of Posts has brought out a Commemorative Postage Stamp on ' INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW' on the occasion of International Fleet Review 2016 , which was released by Hon'ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee in presence of hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries at Visakhapatnam on 6th February, 2016.

Jaitley’s Fiscal Deficit Math Turns More Difficult

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The Central Statistics Office on Monday released the advanced estimates for 2015-16. It forecast real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the year at 7.6 per cent and nominal GDP growth at 8.6 per cent. The lower-than-expected GDP growth could make it more challenging for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to meet his fiscal deficit target for the year.

According to 2015-16 budgeted estimates, the nominal GDP for the year was pegged at Rs 141 lakh crore and the fiscal deficit was estimated to be Rs 5.56 lakh crore. Last week, the government came out with advanced estimates for 2014-15 and pegged last financial year’s nominal GDP at Rs 124.88 lakh crore. According to data released on Monday, nominal GDP for the year was now expected to be Rs 135.67 lakh crore.

Jaitley and other senior finance ministry officials have said time and again that this year’s fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent of GDP would be met. That comes up to Rs 5.29 lakh crore. The budgeted deficit target of Rs 5.56 lakh crore was in fact 4.1 per cent of the nominal GDP advanced estimates.

The Budget preparation has brought the focus on the fiscal deficit target that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to announce. However, the challenge will be even greater on the revenue deficit front arising from higher government expenses on salaries and pensions. A likely higher revenue deficit has the potential to make India’s fiscal balance sheet unhealthy.

The revenue deficit is a situation when the government’s outgo on salaries, pensions and subsidies is higher than receipts, not resulting in any asset creation. The government’s efforts to contain the revenue deficit at 2.4 per cent of the gross domestic product in 2016-17 appears to be an uphill task with Jaitley expected to make a provision of Rs 1.1 lakh crore in the next financial year to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission and the one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme.

On the revenue front, the finance ministry was expecting higher proceeds from non-tax revenue, especially through record dividends from state-owned companies and financial institutions and the Reserve Bank of India.

The government has also imposed additional revenue generating measures such as duties on diesel and petrol. That, coupled with an increase in service tax, was expected to lead to indirect tax figures being revised to higher than the budgeted amount by as much as 20 per cent.

On the other hand, the government’s disinvestment programme had come a cropper this year due to volatile market conditions. The Centre had asked state-owned companies to buy back shares from it to make up for any shortfall. Additionally, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said the direct tax shortfall this year could be as high as Rs 40,000 crore.

The costs of OROP and the Food Security Act were not taken into account at the time of making the road map for containing the fiscal deficit at 3 per cent of GDP by 2017-18. The revenue deficit essentially arises when capital expenditure and receipts are taken off the fiscal deficit.

There is a debate in the government whether Jaitley should stick to the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management-mandated fiscal target of 3.5 per cent of GDP or re-assess it in the face of additional spending burden due to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission; the one rank, one pension payout; pension; rural sector push and higher capital spending.

The Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendation of a 23.55 per cent increase in the pay and allowances of government employees from January 1, 2016, will need an estimated Rs 1.02 lakh crore extra expenditure. “The targets under the existing FRBM need to be re-looked at, if not for the fiscal deficit, then for the revenue deficit. When the existing FRBM was drawn up in February 2015, the OROP and food security were not factored in,” said N R Bhanumurthy, professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.

The defence pension budget was likely to be around Rs 65,000 crore for 2016-17, up 20 per cent from the 2015-16 budget estimate of Rs 54,000 crore, the defence ministry said last week. It said the annual recurring financial implication on account of OROP would be around Rs 7,500 crore. The statement said the arrears from July 1, 2014, to December 31, 2015, would be about Rs 10,900 crore.

“The Seventh Pay Commission and the OROP will indeed exert pressure on the revenue deficit target in the next fiscal year. The government will need to re-look at the targets,” said Pronab Sen, chairman, National Statistical Commission.

“Currently there is a classification issue with the revenue deficit because any expenditure in the form of a grant to states is shown as revenue expenditure while a large part of these are capital in nature.” Sen added expenditure on government services towards law and order, health care and education were central to asset creation and “we actually spend very little on these, which we should try to enhance”.

Source: Business Standard

New Pension System touches 1 Crore membership

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National Pension System (NPS) had 11,459,555 subscribers with a total corpus of Rs. 90, 327 crore as on 23rd January, 2016. The total Assets under Management are worth Rs. 109,140 crore while Assets under Management per subscriber is Rs. 95,000 on an average.

The number of NPS Subscribers of the Central Government are 1611,020 with a total corpus of Rs. 34,754 crore while subscribers from the different State Governments are 2,859,094 with a total corpus of Rs. 45,486 crore. The number of NPS subscribers in the Corporate Sector are 448,509 while in Unorganized Sector is 128,484, the total being 576,993. The number of subscribers under NPS Lite include 4,463,637 and under Atal Pension Yojana (APY) 1,948,811, with a total number of subscribers 6,412,448 in these two categories.

NPS subscribers of Central Government are 14.1% of the total subscribers while that of the State Governments are 24.9%. The NPS subscribers under NPS Lite constitute 39% while under APY 17% of the total subscribers.

Since PFRDA has completed two years of its statutory status on 1st February, 2016, to mark this occasion, PFRDA in collaboration with all its intermediaries in the National Pension System including Central and State Governments’ Nodal Offices, POPs, Aggregators, Central Recordkeeping Agency and NPS Trust etc. is observing NPS Service Week from 1st to 6th February, 2016. This week-long campaign is being dedicated to service-orientation towards the subscribers and aimed at awareness building and improved information dissemination. During this Service Week, besides sharing of information on the range of functionalities and services now available under the NPS, the subscriber community will be apprised about the need for constant updation of data/information to enable the system to operate at its optimum service level, so that the intended benefits can reach all the employees/subscribers under NPS. Besides, the subscribers will also be able to make best use of all the opportunities and facilities.

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is organizing the 2nd Pension Conclave in national Capital on 4th February 2016 with the theme, “Towards Universal Pension: Coverage, Adequacy and Sustainability” in which all the stake holders are expected to participate and share their experiences. PFRDA proposes to use this occasion to acknowledge/award the best performing banks and Post Offices in mobilization and registration of subscribers under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) up to 31st December 2015, and institute awards for best performing POPs under the Voluntary segment of the National Pension System.

Earlier, PFRDA launched NPS Awareness Programme for State autonomous bodies, Unorganized Sector, Corporate Sector and other categories in order to highlight the benefits of joining NPS and has requested the various State Governments to implement NPS more inclusively among the State Autonomous Bodies, Boards, Corporations, Societies, Universities and State aided institutions under various State Government departments. During the awareness programme, key features and benefits of NPS, details and process of joining NPS, details about NPS architecture investment and exit guidelines of NPS are highlighted.

NJCA Letter regarding indefinite strike from 11.04.2016

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INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th APRIL-2016
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.NJC/2015/7th CPC February 9, 2016

To
All Constituents of NJCA
Dear Comrade

The NJCA met on 08.02.2016 as scheduled. The meeting after taking into account various factors decided that the proposed indefinite strike will commence from 11.04.2016 if no settlement is brought about on the charter of demands by that time. The meeting also took the following decisions.

1. Strike notice will be served by the NJCA and all its constituents on 11.03.2016 by holding massive demonstration.
2. There will be a massive Rally on 11.03.2016 at Delhi and leaders of NJCA will make it possible to attend the said rally and the strike notice will be served on Cabinet Secretary, Government of India.
3. All the National JCA leaders will attend Rally at the State Capitals/big industrial centres during the month March and April, 2016. Dates will be finalised in consultation with the concerned State JCA.
4. To strengthen the campaign, the NJCA will place on the website a pamphlet explaining the demands.
5. Posters will be centrally designed and kept in the website for State JCAs and constituents to adopt.
6. All Constituents will undertake independent campaign programmes in the month of March 2016 to popularize the demands.
7. 29th March will be observed as solidarity day throughout the country unitedly by all the Constituents of NJCA.
8. The indefinite strike will commence at 6 am on 11.04.2016.
9. The updated Charter of Demands on which the indefinite strike is to be organized is enclosed.
10. The Constituent organizations may add sectional demands as Part B of the Charter of Demands of the NJCA
The National JCA appeals all constituents to make intensive campaigns to make the strike an unprecedented success.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Charter of Demands

1. Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7 CPC sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015
2. Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety categories etc. in Railways& Defence, different categories in other Central Govt establishments by the 7 CPC
3. Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993
4. i) No privatization, /outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions
ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pension and allowances to the GDS
5. No FDI in Railways & Defence; No corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.
6. Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; Regularise the casual/contract workers
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments
8. Extend the benefit of Bonus Act,1965 amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15
9. Ensure Five promotions in the service career of an employee
10. Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the existing benefits to the workers
11. Revive JCM functioning at all levels

To
Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India &
Chairman,
National Council/JCM

Dear Sir
Subject: 7th CPC recommendations – Reg.
We have written under the cover of the NJCA’s letter in No JJCA/2015/7th CPC dated 11thDecember 2015 our comprehensive suggestions for effecting changes in the recommendations of the 7thCPC. This was also subjected to discussion with the JS (A) of DOPT on 11.12.2015 in response to the letter in No 3/1/2015-JCA dated 10-12-2015.


We request that the same may be treated as the consensus view of the Staff Side, JCM/National Council.

Thanking you, 

7th CPC Award For CG Employees Soon: Prime Minister’s Office

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New Delhi: The government will issue the Seventh Pay Commission award notification soon to facilitate central government employees salaries with regard to inflation, the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) official said on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

“But in case it’s not issued this month, it will be issued after budget. Usually it takes around two or more month to issue a notification,” he added.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) asked the Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the review of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations as soon as possible for taking cabinet nod, the PMO officials also said.




The committee directed to address the genuine concerns raised by stakeholders and accommodate their demands as much as possible.

The first meeting of Nodal officers of different ministries was held on February 2 in the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee for discussing the relevant issues in connection with the processing of the recommendations of Pay Commission.

According to the minutes of the of first meeting, the employees’ associations through ministries can raise afresh the demand for pay hike which were rejected by the Seventh Pay Commission but it will be done in short time as the government intend to implement pay commission award soon.

Although, there is indication that the Empowered Committee is also positively mulling the demand of central government employees for hiking the minimum pay, which was recommended very low by the Seventh pay commission.

The notification of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen has been issued on February 3.
“One Rank One Pension (OROP) is now going to be implemented after notification. Hence government will issue the notification of ‘Pay Commission award’ soon,” the PMO official told our reporters.

The Seventh Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur recommended the minimum basic pay of central government employees is Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum is Rs 2.25 lakh per month, its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8.
“All pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and higher officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12, except it,” said sources.

Sources also said the cell wants to make up pay gap between employees and higher officers and to recommend to hike Basic salary at least Rs 20,000 from Rs 18,000 recommended by the Seventh pay commission.

TST

Feb 9, 2016

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‘सुधार के साथ लागू किया जाना चाहिए सातवां वेतन आयोग’

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केंद्र सरकार को सुधार के साथ सातवां वेतन आयोग लागू कर देना चाहिए। अगर हमारी मांगें नहीं मानीं गई तो हड़ताल की जाएगी। यह बात ऑल इंडिया पोस्टल इंपलाइज यूनियन ग्रुप सी के अखिल भारतीय महासचिव राम निवास पराशर ने कही।

सेक्टर-30 स्थित लोबाणा भवन में ऑल इंडिया पोस्टल इंप्लाइज यूनियन ग्रुप सी दो दिवसीय राष्ट्रीय कार्यकारिणी की बैठक रविवार को संपन्न हो गई। बैठक में सातवें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट को सुधार के साथ लागू करने का प्रस्ताव पास किया गया।
प्रस्ताव में कहा गया है कि रिपोर्ट में तमाम नकारात्मक सिफारिशें हैं। वेतन में कोई खास बढ़ोतरी नहीं की गई है। 14.29 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी की गई है जो कि अब तक की सबसे कम अनुपात है। कटौतियां कई गुण बढ़ा दिए जाने के कारण इससे नगद वेतन कम हो जाएगा।





न्यूनतम वेतन 26 हजार रुपये होना चाहिए

पराशर ने बताया कि ग्रुप डी कर्मचारियों के लिए न्यूनतम वेतन 26 हजार रुपये करने की मांग की थी, लेकिन उसे अठारह हजार रुपये किया गया है जो ठीक नहीं है। पोस्टल असिस्टेंट 50 तरह से भी अधिक काम करता है, उसे अपग्रेड स्केल दिया जाए। ग्रामीण डाक सेवक को सरकारी कर्मचारी का दर्जा मिलना चाहिए। 52 प्रकार के भत्तों को समाप्त करने की सिफारिश की गई है उसे बरकरार रखा जाए। मेडिकल एडवांस खत्म करने की सिफारिश की गई है उसे लागू किया जाए।

कार्यकारिणी की बैठक को कन्फेडरेशन के महासचिव एम कृष्णन, अखिल भारतीय पोस्टल इंप्लाइज यूनियन के पूर्व महासचिव केवी श्रीधरन, ग्रामीण डाक सेवक के महासचिव पी पांडु रंगाराव, पोस्टमैन यूनियन के महासचिव आर सीता लक्ष्मी, आरएमएस यूनियन के डिप्टी जनरल सेक्रेटरी केपी सिंह ने संबोधित किया।इस अवसर पर पंजाब सर्किल के नेताओं में जगदीश धीमान, मेनपाल सैनी, भानु सहाय कालिया सहित अन्य नेता उपस्थित थे।

R Net Communication Error "The Microsoft.Jet.OLDEB.4.0 Provider is not registered on the Local Machine"

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While running R-NET communication from client machine it is asking for Point of Sale folder path. However while trying to browse for the same the network does not show the SERVER. I tried to run the R-NET communication from the server itself but the following error is being displayed :MSJET OLEBDB4.0 is missing or not registered on the local machine. When I tried to look for the same in the SYSTEM 32 folder, it is not available. The O/S is WINDOWS SERVER 2003 (64 bit). 

Solution

  1. Error "The Microsoft.Jet.OLDEB.4.0 Provider is not registered on the Local Machine" occurs when R Net Communication is installed on Server (i.e. Server OS) 
  2. From following link please download the Microsoft Jet OLEDB Engine for your Operating System http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13255 and install where R Net communication is installed. 

Features of Rural ICT Handheld Device Supplied to Branch Post Offices

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As a pilot phase Department of Post has started using solar powered, biometric hand-held devices in rural post office with connectivity along with the application software in selected circles viz. Bihar, UP and Rajasthan. This move was the outcome of Rural ICT project declared by the Government of India.

Following re the important features or benefits of Hand-held device supplied to Branch Post Offices.

1. Electronic transactions- Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationery will be done through these devices and paper receipt shall be generated

2. Instantaneously thereby eliminating chances of overcharging and other problems associated with manual transactions. Savings Bank deposits & withdrawals, PLI/RPLI premium deposits and loan/claim payments will also be done electronically on these devices.

3. Immediate uploading of transaction data and financial reconciliation- Using mobile connectivity, data pertaining to all transactions done on the hand-held devices shall be uploaded onto the central server. E-Money order will reach the destination post office instantaneously unlike present day where the money order is digitized at the nearest computerized Post Office and leads to delay in delivery. All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately without any manual intervention and Cash on Delivery amount collected in the village shall be immediately credited to the account of e-Commerce Company. Similarly the artisans would be able to fulfill e-commerce orders and receive immediate payment for their sold products online. This will have a positive impact on the overall economy of the villages.

4. Automatic track and trace- Speed Post and Registered letters/parcels and money remittances will be trackable at the Branch Post Office level and booking/delivery information will also be uploaded to central server immediately.

5. Fraud and leakage elimination- As Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance transactions will be done on a real-time basis and through immediate generation of receipt and voice message, chances of fraud would be eliminated. Biometric authentication of MNREGS and social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out would also reduce leakage in the schemes

6. Post Offices as Common Service Centres- Branch Post Offices shall be able to work as Common Service Centres and offer services such as Railway Reservation, online bill payment for electricity and water utilities, mobile and DTH recharge, insurance policy premium payments & transactions for partner banks/insurance companies/mutual funds etc

MNOP Hub Updation in Speed Net for receipt / despatch of Bag

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The Nation Speed Hub (NSH) details not found in Receipt & despatch of bag in Speed Net Module. CEPT is advised to download and update the Hub details in Speed Net as given beow.

Please do the following and check: 

a) Download the office master file of respective circle (viz., North East and your Circle) from SPCC Office Configuration site (can also be downloaded from https://services.cept.gov.in/SpeedNet/ -> Tools -> Download Master Data with default login credentials) and update this data using SpeedNet Communication -> Tools -> Update Office Data option -> browse and select the downloaded file to update the office data. 
b) Under Supervisor -> Master -> Offices -> Add Additional Offices -> Click on "UPDATE OFFICES DATA" button. 
c) Download attached zip file and unzip it.
d) Take full database backup of POSPCC database .
e) Run SpeedNet_MNOP_HUB_UPDATE_29012016.exl file using Meghdoot ScriptTool.exe 
f) Check the script execution log file and if script is executed successfully then check the Closing of SP Bags option

Download Speed MNOP Hub Update 29.01.2016

Special postal covers on Gandhi's life events released

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To commemorate various events in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the postal department today released four special covers for philately lovers. 

The covers, designed by Alok K Goyal, who runs the online stamp shop www.Stamps-n-stamps.Com, are based on the route to India followed by Gandhi in 1914 from South Africa, arrival in 1915, last meeting with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1940 and Gandhi attending the second Round Table Conference in London in 1931. 

Mit Kumar, Deputy Director of India Post, said "It is an excellent initiative in commemorating 76 years of Netaji's last meeting with Gandhiji along with other special covers."
  1. These covers have been issued in a very limited number of 1,000 each. 
  2. The covers are affixed with different materials like canvas, wool, silk, wood, etc. 
  3. Earlier in October 2015, the department had issued two covers during the West Bengal Philatelic Exhibition (Daker Saaj 2015). 
  4. Goyal said they have tied up with the postal department to release a total of 33 such postal covers, each one marking different events in Gandhi's life.

BO name correction in CSI BO Mapping Tool

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Office Name Correction in CSI BO Mapping Tool 

If you found any Branch Office Name Correction in CSI BO Mapping Tool do the following to correct the BO Name.

Steps to Correct BO Name through HDMS

Please see the PIN code of these offices as available at India Post PIN code directory at http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Pin/Pinsearch.aspx
If any Addition / Deletion / Correction is required, the same is to be incorporated in the PIN code directory. 
1. For Addition / Deletion / Correction in PIN code directory, please provide the information in the proforma available for download at ftp://cept.gov.in/Proforma/ duly signed by the Divisional Superintendent by raising a ticket in"PIN & Office Modification" module of HDMS 


NJCA Decided Indefinite Strike From 11th April 2016

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NJCA DECIDED INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th APRIL 2016

Meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (Railways, Defence, Postal, Confederation) held on 08th February 2016 unanimously decided to serve indefinite strike notice on 11th March 2016 and to commence indefinite strike from 11th April 2016.

Further details will follow.
M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of
Central Govt. Employees & Workers
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Mob:09447068125

Coaching Class for IPO Examination at Chennai

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COACHING CLASS FOR IPO
EXAMINATION AT CHENNAI FOR FIVE DAYS FROM 20.02.2016 (SATURDAY) TO 24.02.2016 (WEDNESDAY)

Shri. P.Karunanithy, Supdt. of Pos (Retired) will conduct coaching class for five days from 20.02.2016 to 24.02.2016 for ensuing IPO examination at Chennai as detailed below:

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Telecom Training Centre, next building to Meenambakkam Post Office Chennai 600 27
Date
Subject to be taught
20.02.2016
CCS (Conduct) Rules, FR & SR, Pension, Leave and TA
21.02.2016
CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965
22.02.2016
23.02.2016
 All Law subjects of Paper III
24.02.2016
GDS matters, SB matters, FHB Vol I & II

1. The candidates can come by bus or electric train. stop is OLD AIRPORT BUS STOP OR MEENAMBAKKAM RAILWAY STATION.

2. Fees: Fee for coaching class Rs. 300/- per day
Hostel Accommodation fee Rs. 200/- per day
Meals and Tiffin around Rs. 150/- per day 

3. Separate accommodations are available for male and female candidates.

4. Coaching classes will be conducted from 0930 hours to 1700 hours.

5. Study materials will not be available in the coaching class. Study materials at serial numbers 1, 4, 5, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 from the list of IPO exam books are necessary in the coaching class. The candidates are requested to attend the coaching class with note book, pencil and pen.

6. The candidates are requested to obtain the study materials by post from Jeevajegan Publishers, No. 5, Moovendarnagar East, Madurai Reserve Lines Post, Madurai 625 014.

7. The candidates are requested to inform the following the particulars early.
(a) Name, male or female, designation and Division
(b) Whether the candidate wants accommodation for five days
(c) Whether the candidate wants accommodation on the previous day on 19.02.2016

Willing candidates are requested to send a SMS regarding above particulars in Cell No: 94433 29681 early.

Further details please contact Shri. P.Karunanithy,B.Sc., Supdt. of Post Offices (Retired), No. 5, Moovendar Nagar East, Madurai Reserve Lines, Madurai 625 014. 
(Cell number : 94433 29681).

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