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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries/Departments.

To view Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 104/76/200-AVD.I dated 31-03-2015 please Click Here.

Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre in Bhubaneswar HQ Region

Shri Tapas Ku. Dash, ASP(I/C), Bhubaneswar North Sub-Division, Bhubaneswar is transferred and posted as ASP(Inv), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar vide Circle Office Memo No.ST/24-15(2)/2015 dated 31-03-2015.  

Adhoc Promotion of ASPs to PS Group-B Cadre and Posting thereof

The following ASPs are promoted to PS Group-B Cadre on temporary and adhoc basis and allotted Regions/posted against the posts as mentioned below vide Circle Office Memo No.ST/2-4(3)/2015 dated 31-03-2015:-

Sl No
Name of Officer
Present place of posting
Allotted to the Region
Posted on adhoc Promotion
Gopesh Dash
ASP(I/C), Bhanjanagar Sub-Division
Bhubaneswar HQ Region
Sr. Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO
B.K. Satpathy
ASP(Mail), RO, Berhampur
Bhubaneswar HQ Region
Superintendent, CSD, Bhubaneswar
Balakrishna Kar
ASP(Inv), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar HQ Region
Asst. Director(LC), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar

Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres w.e.f. 01.04.2015

To view Department of Health and Family Welfare OM  No.S.11030/55/2012-CGHS(P) dated 24-03-2015 please Click Here.

The CGHS Wellness Centres will be functional from 7.30 AM to 2.00 PM without a lunch break, on a trial basis for three months w.e.f. 1st April, 2015.The new timings will be applicable to all CGHS Wellness Centres in all CGHS cities across the country.  

UPU News:-Qatar names new Council of Administration chair

Qatar, the chair of the UPU’s Council of Administration, has named Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi as its new representative.

Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi (l.) meets UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein in Berne
Currently CEO of QPost, the Qatari postal operator, Al-Naemi was recently in Berne for his first visit to the International Bureau.
“I am very much looking forward to accompanying and guiding UPU member states in their deliberations and activities to help the postal sector evolve, react better to customer demands and meet the expectations of all stakeholders,” Al-Naemi said.
A former assistant secretary general at Qatar’s ministry of communications and technology, Al-Naemi has a long and varied career behind him, covering human resources, accounting and digital inclusion, especially of disabled people. He became QPost’s chief executive in late 2014.
“Qatar has always been very supportive of the UPU and believes firmly in the value of this august institution,” Al-Naemi said.

Technology crucial

Al-Naemi underlined that these are interesting times for the UPU and the Post. With the postal sector gaining in importance as a delivery partner for companies across the globe, governments are facing real prospects for boosting national economic growth and social development.
“The fast-evolving economy and e-commerce boom are game-changers, which the postal sector should exploit fully for the opportunities it offers,” he said.
Posts could gain a competitive edge by increasing their use of technology, Al-Naemi explained, embedding digital solutions that are already available. This would ensure the supply chain is better integrated.
“Technology is a means to an end and we should fully utilize them to ensure Posts are more relevant than ever,” he emphasized. “This will result in increased customer confidence in postal services,” he added.


It is also important to ensure that people anywhere in the world have access to postal services of a high standard, according to Al-Naemi. “The inclusion of all members of society should be a key concern for all governments and the public postal network can contribute substantially to achieving this goal,” he said.
Al-Naemi takes up his new role during a year, where the UPU’s future strategy will take firmer shape. From 13-14 April, member states and other stakeholders from the postal world and international organizations will meet at the UPU World Strategy Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
During the event, achievements during this work cycle to date will be under the spotlight. Discussions will also focus on the changing communications landscape and customer requirements.
The Council of Administration is composed of 41 member states and oversees the work of the UPU between Universal Postal Congresses. Held every four years, Congress is the supreme authority of the Union.

Step guide for processing of the proposal for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules.

To view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.AB.14017/13/2013-Estt(RR) dated 31-03-2015 please Click Here.

Retirement on Superannuation and Assumption of Charges

Shri Sreekant Kar, Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices, Puri Division, Puri and Shri Chandramani Mohapatra, Superintendent of Post Offices, Balasore Division, Balasore are retiring today the 31st March, 2015 (A/N) on superannuation. 

On the occasion of their retirement from Govt. Service, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Posts , Odisha Circle Branch bids them a respectful farewell and wishes them a good-health and peaceful life in their post-retirement days

Shri R.N. Giri, a PS Group-B Officer promoted to Junior Time Scale (JTS) of Indian Postal Service Group ‘A’ on regular basis, allotted to Odisha Circle vide Directorate Order No.4-2/2014-SPG dated 26-02-2015  and posted as SSPOS, Puri Division, Puri vide Odisha Circle Memo No.ST/2-34(1)/2015 dated 04-03-2015 is assuming the charge today the 31st March, 2015 (A/N).  

Sk. Md. Noman, who was posted as Superintendent of Post Offices, Balasore Division, Balasore vide Odisha Circle Memo No.ST/2-4(2)/2013 dated 25-03-2015 is assuming the charge today the 31st March, 2015 (A/N)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Transfer and Placement Committees in the Department of Posts for recommending transfers/postings of the officers/officials of the Department

To view Department of Posts(Personnel Division) Letter No.4-09/2011-SPG(Pt) dated 30-03-2015 please Click Here.

Amendment in Form 5 under Rule 59 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

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Contact details of Yoga instructors for Yoga Training Sessions being organized by DOPT.

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Directorate Letter to Circles on Recovery of public money involved in Loss and Fraud cases

Source:-AIAIPASP, CHQ Blog

How to guard against these 5 tax evasion practices

By Chandralekha Mukerji, ET Bureau

March 31 marks the end of the tax-saving season and the beginning of the tax-filing season. Everyone will soon get busy collecting proofs of investment and try to minimise their taxoutgo. However, in the hurry to get maximum deductions, do not cross the thin line between tax-saving and taxevasion. The repercussions can be both monetary as well as legal. Here is a list of five common tax-evasion practices. Are you committing any of these mistakes? 

Submitting Fake Receipts 

Employees often submit false rent receipts for claiming HRA exemption.After it became mandatory to declare the PAN number of your landlord, fake receipts have come down to some extent. However, you still need not declare PAN if the rent is less than Rs 1 lakh per year. If you submit a false rent receipt under this section, you can get a tax notice under Section 271(1)(c) for furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income for which the minimum penalty is 100% of tax sought to be evaded and maximum 300%. "False medical bills and claiming LTA without actual travelling are also common.There have been cases where random investigation has happened and employees have been fired," says Sudhir Kaushik, CFO and co-founder, Taxspanner. Many also claim tax benefits under Section 80C by submitting fake insurance premium receipts. 

Claiming Both Hra & Housing Loan Benefits 

The salaried who have an HRA component and are also servicing a home loan often claim deductions for both -tax benefit under Sec 80C and Sec 24 for repay ment of housing loan and HRA benefits under Sec 10(13A) for rent paid.This is allowed under exceptional situations -when you, for some reason, are unable to stay at the property you own. "Dual claim is allowed when a person is staying in another city on rent while the property bought is in a different location," says Anil Rego, CEO of Right Horizons, a wealth management firm. If the two are in the same city , it will be difficult to convince the I-T department. 

Trying To Transfer Tax Burden 

People commonly transfer investments in the name of their spouse or children and invest in instruments generating taxable income to take advantage of the tax slabs. However, any income generated out of funds transferred to spouse or minor child is clubbed in the hands of the transferor and taxable. Showing rental income from joint property under only the non-working spouse's name is also tax evasion. "Proportionate income, as per the ownership percentage, should be added to the each of their incomes and tax will be levied on the same. If they flout this rule, interest for the period will be recovered and there is scope for penalty to be levied under section 271(1)(c)," says Arvind A Rao, a chartered accountant and certified financial planner. 

Not Reporting Loan Repayments 

Accepting cash or repayment of loans from friends and family in cash for amounts higher than Rs 50,000 and not reporting it is also evasion. 

Not Disclosing Interest Income 

Interest earned up to Rs 10,000 from bank savings is exempt from tax. However, avoiding TDS by misusing Forms 15G and 15H is an offence. Some try to split the amount in two or three accounts to misguide. However, that doesn't help as your PAN will still be the same.

Source:-The Economic Times

What central government employees can expect from the 7th Pay Commission

Sounds odd, but the highest paid Indian bureaucrat till 1959 was the railway board chairman and not the cabinet secretary. The top rail bureaucrat, who was earlier called chief commissioner of railways, drew a basic salary of Rs 3,250 per month, a smart 8.3% more than that of the cabinet secretary, the senior-most bureaucrat in India. But as the fortunes of Indian Railways dwindled over the years — its market share in freight movement has shrunk from 90% in 1950 to 30% now — the clout of the rail bosses and their corresponding rank and pay have also slipped.

Today, the railway board chairman and eight other top rail babus receive a salary equivalent to a government of India secretary, a scale which as many as 230 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 40 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers also draw. For good measure, the cabinet secretary now not only draws a higher salary than the railway board chairman, his superior rank comes with better perks including a bungalow at Prithviraj Road located in the heart of Lutyens' Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), a 5,541 officers-strong cadre responsible for collecting direct taxes in India, now claims that IRS should get better pay and perks than IAS. The entry-level salary for all Group A Central services is the same now, but thanks to two more increments and faster promotions, IAS maintains an edge over others. The basis for this claim? "Today, IRS — not IAS — is the revenue collector for the government. So, it's logical that that the edge given to IAS should be given to us," says Jayant Misra, Income-Tax commissioner and general secretary of IRS Association. In a 58-page-long memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), which is now examining a pay hike for Central government employees, the IRS Association argued that the primary reason for higher pay to the Indian Civil Service (ICS) of the British era and its successor service, IAS, was that they were revenue collectors. But now, the dynamics have changed, they claim.
What central government employees can expect from the 7th Pay Commission
IRS has argued that the net direct tax collection has grown 9.35 times between 2000-01 and 2013-14, an impressive piece of statistics in the backdrop of only 5.4 times expansion of GDP during the corresponding period. Also, the cost of revenue collection in India is one of the lowest in the world, which according to IRS officers is yet another reason for demanding a good deal from the CPC. For every Rs 100 they collect, the tax department spends merely 57 paisa. In percentage terms, the cost of revenue collection in India is 0.57% as against 1.58% in Japan, 1.35% in France, 1.17% in Canada and 1.05% in Australia.

Welcome to the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring before the Big Sarkari Pay Hike. With a new pay scale for 36 lakh Central government employees, and also pensioners, likely to come into effect from January 1, 2016, the officers and non-gazetted staff of various services have been lobbying hard to get a good deal from the 7th CPC. Unlike in the private sector, the pay hike in government is a once-in-10-years-affair, making every CPC, right from the first that submitted its report in 1947, a hugely powerful agency. No doubt, government employees have to undergo an annual appraisal process called Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR), but that exercise is important only for promotion, and not for any pay hike. Government employees do get a regular hike in dearness allowance, a measure meant for offsetting inflationary pressure on their earnings, but at the end of the day it is the CPC that fixes the bureaucrats' pay for 10 long years.

That's precisely why officers and staff of every service can't afford to ignore the CPC. Constituted in February 2014 under the chairmanship of retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur, the 7th CPC has an economist and two bureaucrats as its members. Most of the employees' associations have already had at least one round of talks with the Commission. And some are waiting for Round II.

The Ripple Effects

A cursory glance at the memorandum submitted by IPS Central Association on behalf of Indian Police Service (IPS) will throw light on the importance attached to a pay commission. The 137-page memorandum, a copy of which was reviewed by ET Magazine, is well designed and comparable to any standard report prepared by a global consultancy firm. PV Rama Sastry, an Inspector General of Police at National Investigation Agency (NIA) and secretary of IPS Central Association says the memorandum is the result of intense in-house research, factoring in the macro environment of growth, development, equity and justice vis-a-vis the role of a police officer. Though Sastry is the spokesperson of 4,720 IPS officers, the memorandum prepared by his team encompasses the role and needs of 30 lakh police personnel across India out of which 10 lakh come under the gamut of the pay commission. As the CPC recommendations are often accepted by the state governments as well, the remaining 20 lakh police personnel too may eventually benefit.

The IPS memorandum has quoted a number of reports to suggest that the tough life of a cop justifies the demand for a fatter hike. For example, it has quoted articles published in two journals — Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health and International Journal of Pharma and Bio-Sciences — to conclude that one of two cops in India suffers from sleep disturbances and anxiety whereas chances of cardiovascular problems increase by 38% after a person joins as a police officer. Among other demands (see What it Expects), IPS wants better life and health insurance cover, an overtime allowance and also a new perk called allowance for "un-social" hours (for duty between 8 pm and 6 am).
What central government employees can expect from the 7th Pay Commission
Railway officers too cite round-the-clock work demands as a reason for better salary. "A railway officer may be called to join duty any time during the night. The pressure always remains as it's a 24x7 work," says RR Prasad, an Indian Railway Personnel Service officer and secretary general of Federation of Railways Officers' Association. The Indian Railways is a gigantic organisation with over 13 lakh employees, 16,000 of whom are officers. Both the officers and staff associations have made their representations to the 7th CPC. The officers want non-gazetted staff to get their dues but they demand the proportion of the pay of the lowest and the highestpaid employee should increase from current 1:12 to 1:18.

To be sure, a formula towards pay parity has been the hallmark of the last few pay commissions. A government entry-level peon now gets a monthly pay of Rs 14,000, if dearness allowance is factored in. Similarly, a mid-level government driver's monthly salary, including allowances, is Rs 30,000, at least two times that of his counterpart in a private sector company. And that's why the salary gap between the lowest and highest paid government servant has drastically decreased over the last three decades.

The pay commissions have also reduced the disparity among the officers of various services. Till the late 1980s, an IAS officer used to receive a salary that's 25% higher than that of a Group A service officer. Today, the pay for all officers, at least at the entry level, is same. But IAS and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers still maintain an edge over others as their empanelment process (a step to get higher posts) is much faster.

Balancing Act

An IPS officer can become a joint secretary to government of India only two years after an IAS of the same batch can reach that level. Similarly, there has been a nine-yearlong gap in joint secretary empanelment between IAS and IRS, something many services claim is a continuation of the British legacy. Today, IAS officers at the level of deputy secretary and director at the Centre constitute about only 13% of the total officers. But as the hierarchy goes up, the percentage of IAS vis-a-vis others also rises. For example, 75% joint secretaries to government of India belong to IAS and IFS, and the percentage of IAS and IFS goes further up to 95 in case of government of India secretaries.
"The edge that the IAS has must continue. Why will a person join the IAS after quitting a job in HSBC Bank if that edge is missing? IAS officers have work experiences at Tehsil, sub-divisions, district, state and Central government levels. We interact with the political executives at all levels. IAS should remain a premium service," says Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, a joint-secretary-ranked officer and secretary to IAS (Central) Association.

On its part, the Indian Economic Service (IES) which has a cadre strength of 511 officers, represented in 55 Central government departments, has demanded parity in pay, perks and promotions of all services, including IAS, so that the "officers deliver what they have been employed for rather than fret over their pay and promotion prospects".

The question is how far the 7th CPC will go in changing the pay and associated service conditions like empanelment and promotions. IAS officers have pulled out a 1991 Supreme Court judgement (Mohan Kumar Singhania and Others vs Union of India and Others) where it was said that other services should not approach the pay commissions and attempt to change the rules of career progressions and push for a case for parity with the premier service. But other services are continuing their demand for pay parity and also for the creation of more departments where the IAS can't dictate. At present, only three major ministries — railways, external affairs and post — are not headed by IAS but run by their own cadres. Now, IPS wants a new department of internal security headed by a cop and IRS wants a separate direct tax department headed by a taxman.

Will the 7th CPC venture into such nuances? Or will it, like the past few pay commissions have, adopt a simple formula of Multiplier 3 under which the basic salary is hiked by three times or more depending on the economic health of the nation. If that is the case, it won't be too hazardous to make a prediction: A secretary to government of India will get a basic monthly salary (excluding DA) of Rs 2.4 lakh (current basic salary multiplied by three) and the cabinet secretary Rs 2.7 lakh from January 1, 2016. And, yes, perks, DA and other allowances will be extra.

Source:-The Economic Times

Should you buy Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana?

The launch of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY) by the government for the girl child has sparked considerable interest given its tax benefit and interest rate higher than Public Provident Fund. The SSY offers 75 basis points (bps) higher than the 10-year government bond as against 25 bps by the PPF. For 2014-15, the interest rate for PPF is 8.7% while the SSY offers 9.1%.

But, wealth planners believe subscribers should put money in this product along with an investment in equity products. This is because interest rates could fall in the future. Given that the investors are investing for a period of 10 years or more, a combination of equitymutual funds and SSY will generate better returns.

"Depending on their risk profile, investors could use SSY along with a combination of equity mutual funds/child funds to meet long-term asset allocation goals for their girl child," saysVishal Dhawan, chief financial planner at Plan Ahead Wealth Advisors.

Should you buy Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana?

Source:-The Economic Times

Change in Account Opening Form and Introduction of new KYC Form for CBS Post Offices.

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To view new KYC Form for CBS Post Offices please Click Here. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

DPC for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre for the year 2015-16 - Readiness of documents

Directorate has asked the Circles vide Personal Division Letter No.9-02/2015-SPG dated 26-03-2015 to take prescribed preparatory action in respect of Inspector Line Officers of OC Category up to the batch Year-1993 and of SC/ST Category up to the batch Year-1996 to make available the relevant documents to the Directorate in short notice. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Transfer and Posting in Officiating PS Group-B Cadre

SK. Md. Noman, Offtg Astt. Director (LC), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar is transferred and posted as Offtg. SPOs, Balasore Division, Balasore vice Shri C.M. Mohapatra, retiring on superannuation on 31/03/2015(A/N), vide Circle Office Memo No.ST/2-4(2)/2013 dated 25-03-2015.  

Clarification on eligibility age for opening "Sukanya Samriddhi Account" under Small Savings Schemes.

Revised procedure for booking and processing of International Parcels and EMS Merchandise

To view Department of Posts(IR &GB Division) OM No.19-03/2015-DA dated 20-03-2015 please Click Here.

Guidelines of Department of Personnel & Training ( DOPT) regarding representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and the Women in Selection Board/Committees

To view Department of Posts Letter No.12-2/2013-SCT dated 16.03.2015 please Click Here.

UPU News:-UNCTAD includes home postal delivery in new e-commerce index

A United Nations report says postal networks are critical elements of the e-commerce chain and includes home postal delivery as an indicator in a new global index measuring countries’ e-commerce readiness.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s report,Information Economy Report 2015: Unlocking the potential of e-commerce for developing countries, says the national postal network is a cost-effective way for connecting all citizens and businesses to the global e-commerce economy, especially for consumers and producers outside urban areas and in underserved communities.
For UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein, this report underlines the need for Posts to get ready for the growth of business-to-consumers (B2C) e-commerce. It is expected to double from 1.2 billion USD in 2013 to 2.4 billion USD in 2018, according to the research firm e-Marketer.
“Posts are seeing the mail makeup changing, with more merchandises making their way through their networks,” says Hussein. “They must prepare for this growth by adapting their products and services, processes and infrastructure.”
The new UNCTAD index enables countries to compare their e-commerce capabilities with that of others. 
Aside from home postal delivery, the index also includes credit-card usage, secure Internet servers and Internet use as key indicators.
The report finds that rates of population covered by postal service and secure Internet servers are higher than individual access to the Internet and credit cards.
But it also highlights significant inequalities in access to home delivery of mail. “While over half the countries cover more than 90 per cent of their population with home postal services, around a third provide coverage to less than half their population,” says the report.

Universal access important

While some online vendors are offering their own courier services, the report says that these services need to be cost-effective to be accessible. “The proliferation of private, proprietary, closed-delivery networks, whilst initially providing a catalyst for e-commerce growth, also introduces limitations of scale for universal access, especially for underserved communities. This is where a national infrastructure, such as the postal network, is particularly important,” states the report.
The report also includes logistics, trade facilitation and universal address and postcode systems as key policy areas to be considered in any national strategy to foster domestic and cross-border e-commerce.
Hussein says Posts could address other challenges included in the UNCTAD report, such as providing effective and secure payment solutions, trade facilitation support for micro, small and medium-size enterprises, logistics and easing access to online marketplaces.
The UPU recently took steps to help Posts, e-tailers and customers prepare for global e-commerce by delivering a new programme to its membership complete with new e-commerce parcel and merchandise-returns services. 
Between 2011 and 2014, global deliveries of small packets and parcels by Posts worldwide increased by some 48% to reach some 357 million items. In Asia and Oceania, where there are some reported 460 million online shoppers, the share of related exports rose from 25.5 to 32.9 per cent during the same period, while its share of imports rose to 23.9 from 15 per cent.
In industrialized countries, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than one third of a Post’s total revenues come from parcel post.

Fast growth

According to the UNCTAD report, the fastest B2C e-commerce growth by 2018 is expected in the Asia and Oceania region (market share to rise from 28 to 37 per cent), while the Middle East and Africa will see its share of the global market rise to 2.5 per cent from 2.2 per cent. The combined share of Western Europe and North America is expected to go down to 53 per cent from 61 per cent, it adds.
The report also points out that for most developing countries, enhancing payment methods and parcel delivery are important for improving e-commerce usage, especially when Internet penetration has reached a certain threshold.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Railways launches RuPay pre-paid debit card service

Railway passengers can now book their tickets, do shopping and pay service bills using RuPay pre-paid cards, as the IRCTC launched the debit card service here today. 

The service was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in collaboration with the Union Bank of India and the National Payment Corporation of India.

"It is a union with your bank for customers' interest," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here while launching the IRCTC-UBI RuPay pre-paid card. 

RuPay is India's own card payment gateway network like Visa and Master Card, and provides an alternative system for banks to provide a debit card service. 

Prabhu said Railways is partnering with banks and financial institutions to promote passengers' interest. 

"It is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's financial inclusive programme as one does not need to have a bank account in UBI to have the card and you can avail it online also," Prabhu said. 

IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A K Manocha said the card is a first-of-its-kind in the market as both virtual as well as physical cards are being issued to customers in two variants. 

Cards can be made available from UBI offices or through IRCTC online. Initially the service will be available for booking tickets and later on shopping and bill payments will be added. 

UBI CMD Arun Tiwari said "the card holder will get free Rs 1 lakh accident insurance coverage as part of the benefits to customers." 

In order to make the card attractive, reward points will be given on each transaction. 

One can have the card with a loading limit of Rs 10,000 with partial "Know Your Customer" (KYC) detail or Rs 50,000 loading limit with full KYC. 

Manocha said the first five transactions per card every month done on IRCTC for purchase of train tickets will be free and no transaction charges will be levied to customers for six months only. 

For every subsequent transaction post the free usage, customer will be charged Rs 10 per transaction. 

The transaction charge would be Rs 10 per ticket for booking a ticket through the card on the IRCTC portal. 

IRCTC had signed an MoU with UBI for executing the RuPay card project.

Source:-The Economic Times

Transfers and postings of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A 'dated 12.03.2015

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Importance of following the due process in disciplinary proceedings

To view Department of Posts Letter No. C-32016/09/2013-VP  dated 12-03-2015 please Click Here.

CHQ News:- Relief of PS Gr.B officers on promotion

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/2015                               Dated :     24/3/2015
Ms Kavery Banerjee, 
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre. 

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-25/2014-SPG dated 20/2/2015

Respected Madam,

          IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide above captioned memo has appointed 141 Inspector Line Officers on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre, but most of the circles have not implemented orders despite having clear orders to relive the promoted officers to their new assignments within 15 days from the date of issue of order.

It is to further bring to your kind notice that as per above orders all the ASPs promoted to PS Gr. B cadre had to be relieved from their former assignments within 15 days from the date of issue of order  by Directorate. It has also stated in Directorate’s above captioned letter that, in case, posting order from the allotted circles are not received, the circle where they are stationed now can relive the promoted officer and asked to report to the allotted Circle Headquarter. Requisite period have already been elapsed to join the new assignment on promotion so the promotion of officers who have not joined may be treated as cancelled and vacancies arise owing to deemed refusal and filled these in supplementary DPC vacancies.

It is therefore fervently requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and cause to issue necessary instructions to all circles to implement the Directorate orders in the spirit of given directions. All the procedures in this issue may be completed by the end of this month. 

A positive action will be highly appreciated and line in reply is requested.  

Thanking you,   
                                                                                Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary