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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia Bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 7000/- - Regd.

Vide Department of Posts (Establishment Division)/PAP Section  it has been conveyed that the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia Bonus payable to the GDSs has been raised from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.7,000/- per month from the accounting year 2014-15.

Temporary employee to be paid at par with regular worker: SC

NEW DELHI: In a big relief to lakhs temporary employee who have been hired by government departments and agencies across the country on contractual basis, theSupreme Court on Wednesday held that they are entitled to wages at par with permanent employees and principle of 'equal pay for equal work' must be followed.

A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde said the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right vested in every employee whether engaged on regular or temporary basis.

"In our considered view, it is fallacious to determine artificial parameters to deny fruits of labour. An employee engaged for the same work, cannot be paid less than another, who performs the same duties and responsibilities. Certainly not, in a welfare state. Such an action besides being demeaning, strikes at the very foundation of human dignity," the bench said.

The bench said the principle had been expounded through a large number of judgments rendered by the apex court and and constitutes law declared by the Supreme Court.

"Any one, who is compelled to work at a lesser wage, does not do so voluntarily. He does so, to provide food and shelter to his family, at the cost of his self respect and dignity, at the cost of his self worth, and at the cost of his integrity. For he knows, that his dependents would suffer immensely, if he does not accept the lesser wage," Justice Khehar, who wrote the judgement, said.

"Any act, of paying less wages, as compared to others similarly situate, constitutes an act of exploitative enslavement, emerging out of a domineering position. Undoubtedly, the action is oppressive, suppressive and coercive, as it compels involuntary subjugation," he said.

The court passed the verdict on a bunch of petition filed by tempoary employee working for state of Punjab seeking wage parity with regular employee. They approached the apex court after Punjab and Haryana High Court held that temporary employees were not entitled to the minimum of the regular pay-scale, merely for reason, that the activities carried on by them and the regular employees were similar.

Setting aside the HC order, the apex court held that the principle of equal pay for equal work must be followed in the country as India was a signatory of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

"There can be no doubt, that the principle of equal pay for equal work would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged government employees, holding the same post,"it said.

"India is a signatory to the covenant, having ratified the same on April 10, 1979. There is no escape from the above obligation, in view of different provisions of the Constitution and in view of the law declared by this court under Article 141 of the Constitution of India, the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right and is vested in every employee - whether engaged on regular or temporary basis,"it said.

Source:-The Times of India

Centre may announce 2% DA for staff, pensioners

In what could bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 58 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali, the Centre is all set to announce 2 per cent dearness allowance to be effective from July 1, 2016.

Source:-Times Now

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) submitted its report to the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, here today. The Central Government had appointed the committee under the Chairmanship of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

The judicial committee had held hearings at around 20 cities/towns across the country and interacted with cross sections of Ex-Servicemen as well as their associations. The committee also received 704 representations from individuals and various Ex-Servicemen associations and had held extensive interactions with all stakeholders before submitting its report.

Source:-PIB (Release ID :152003)

Dr. Santosha Ku. Kamila, IPoS joined as Chief PMG, Odisha Circle

Seventh Central Pay Commissions recommendations - revision of Pay scales - amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

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CHQ News: DPC for PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17 ..... updates

Today,  a group of PS Gr. B officers working in Postal Directorate met Director (Staff) Sri Brijesh Kumarji on the issue of delay in convening of PS Gr. B DPC for the year 2016-17. 

It has been told by him that some reports from Rajasthan, Maharashtra and NE circles are yet awaited. It was also told that clarification is sought from DoPT regarding which bench mark is required for holding of DPC i.e. Good or Very Good. The clarification is said to be awaited from DoPT. 

Director (Staff) Postal Directorate have already talked to DPS (HQ) of the concerned circles for submission of required reports. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from 31st October to 5th November 20L6 - Taking of Integrity pledge _ reg​

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CS writes to CPMG to exempt the applicants of PS Group-B Examination from Training at PTC, Darbhanga during the period from 21-11-2016 to 03-12-2016 and from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016.

No. AIAIPASP/Corr-1/12/2016

The Chief Postmaster General
          Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

Subject:-     Request for exemption to the applicants of PS Group-B Examination from Training at PTC, Darbhanga during the period from 21-11-2016 to 03-12-2016 and from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016.

Respected Sir,  

          You are aware that the LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Group-B is scheduled to be held on 04-12-2016 (Sunday). IPs/ASPs ordered to undergo the training during the period from 21-11-2016 to 03-12-2016 and from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016 at PTC, Darbhanga will be deprived from appearing the said examination as the date of examination will be covered in the transit.

          Therefore, this Association requests your good self to exempt the applicants of PS Group-B Examination from Training at PTC, Darbhanga during the period from 21-11-2016 to 03-12-2016 and from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016.   

With regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Pitabasa Jena)
Circle Secretary

Why you aren't successful despite being talented and hardworking

You are talented, hard working and a people's person. Yet success seems to evade you. You feel you are wasting your potential. You are torn between enjoying your life and working to achieve your goals. Why then are you not succeeding in doing what you dream of?

It is often said hard work is the only one way to succeed. Well, turns out you need more than just hard work. Here are some potential mistakes you are making unintentionally that are holding you back from utilizing your true potential.

You are too anxious about succeeding

Anxiety prevents you from working to your potential. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. The most successful of people have made plenty of mistakes in their careers. But they did not give up, which is why success was theirs.

You are not true to yourself

In this world, one of the biggest challenge is to be yourself. Being part of the crowd brings you acceptability, which is why you give in to it easily, sacrificing your own identity.

How many times have you agreed to something only because the whole group wanted it and you did not want a confrontation by suggesting the opposite? Do not be afraid to stand apart from the crowd. You'd be lonely for a while but you'd be true to yourself.

You crib too much about work

We all love a good cribbing session over a few beers with friends after work, but whining about your work life all the time impacts your performance negatively without you even realizing it. How we feel, speak and think affects our state of mind. Happy thoughts bring about positive outputs. If cribbing is all you do, you will subconsciously start hating your job, your life, your boss.

You are not listening to your heart

There are often times when we keep doing things not because we like doing them but because it's probably the right thing to do, the in-trend thing to do. That's when we enter the herd. And you know what they say about the herd? That it kills creativity and makes you mediocre.

You constantly compare yourself to others

Getting demotivated comes close on heels with anxiety. You look at others, smarter, sharper, fitter and happier than you and you instantly feel bogged down by all that glitter around you. If you focus too much on other runners, you are probably going to trip and fall in the race yourself. Don't compare and berate yourself all the time. A little healthy competition is good but jealousy will take you nowhere.

You don't have a plan

While it's okay to be spontaneous and take life as it comes, it's absolutely necessary to plan your career. Not in a 'By-40-I-want-to-be-CEO' kind of way, but in a 'I-need-to-master-this-skill-in-the-next-year' kind of way. You love your job but you are moving ahead aimlessly. You are not tracking your personal growth.

There's lot of negativity around you

Does your family respect the work you do? Do any of your friends criticize your work in an unconstructive way? Steer clear. When others around you make you feel bad about the work you do or the person you are, it not only affects your confidence but your productivity too. The lack of faith and positivity can subconsciously prevent you from giving your work your best.

You waste the first half of your day

Oh yes, mom was right. The early bird takes the worm. Sleeping in late, eating brunch instead of breakfast, skipping exercise (of course, because you are late) and starting your work day late is not good for your success graph. Some of you might argue you are an evening person and the morning just doesn't agree with you.

If you can't work or study in the morning, then don't, but don't waste the first half of the day doing nothing. Schedule tasks that require the least of your effort in the morning. And keep brainstorming for the evenings!

You are low on energy

In the hustle of everyday life, one thing that takes the most beating is health. From skipping breakfast to beginning on junk food in office to those endless cups of tea and coffee, we leave no stone unturned in ruining our health.

Don't think one hour of intense gyming will undo all the harm done by those 5 cups of coffee and smoke breaks you take in the day. We might not realize but most of us are low on nutrition and deficient in vitamins. That headache you get after driving back home is not because of the traffic; that's our body telling you something's wrong.

You are not selling yourself well

This one's a bitter truth to gulp down. Despite being talented and hard-working, you somehow keep falling short. You fail to get recognition for your efforts and appreciation for your talent. Been there? You've been selling yourself short. It's not enough to just be talented and hard-working; you need to believe in your worth so strongly that the world starts believing in it too.

Source:-The Economic Times