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Friday, September 30, 2011

REMOVAL OF CEILING OF MAXIMUM BALANCE TO BE RETAINED IN A POST OFFICE       SAVINGS ACCOUNT- AMENDMENT TO RULE-4 OF THE POST OFFICE SAVINGS ACCOUNT RULES 1981 REGARDING. {SB ORDER NO. 20/2011}

 

 

 

No. F.No.113-23/2005-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001,

 

Dated: 27.09.2011

To

             All Heads of Circles/Regions

             Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

 

Sub:    Removal of ceiling of maximum balance to be retained in a post office  savings       account- amendment to Rule-4 of the Post Office Savings Account Rules 1981             regarding. {SB ORDER NO. 20/2011}

 

Sir / Madam,

 

            The undersigned is directed to say that issue of removal of ceiling of Rs.1 lac in single savings account and Rs.2 Lac in Joint Savings Account fixed in the year 2000 was under consideration in the Min. of Finance (DEA). This issue was linked to the benefit of exemption in Income Tax on the interest earned in Post Office Savings Account under Section10(15) (i) of Income Tax Act, 1961 by the CBDT and Min. of Finance (DEA). After sustained efforts on the part of this Directorate, Min. of Finance (DEA) has now amended Rule-4 of the Post Office Savings Account Rules 1981 vide G.S.R.681(E) F.No.2/5/2006-NS-II dated 15.9.2011 (copy enclosed). Some major benefits of this amendment are given below:

 

 

(i)         From 1.10.2011, there will be no limit for retaining balance in single as well as joint savings account.

 

(ii)        A depositor or depositor(s) can deposit any amount into single as well as joint savings account.

 

(iii)       Maturity value of any savings instrument can be credited into savings account of the depositor standing in the same post office irrespective of the balance in the account.

 

(i)         Any cheque either issued by Postmaster or any other authority irrespective of any amount can be credited into post office savings account irrespective of the balance in the account.

 

(ii)        From the Financial year 2011-12, Interest income of Rs.3500/- in the case of single account and Rs.7000/- in case of Joint account will be exempted from Income Tax. (Section 10(15) (i) of Income Tax Act, 1961 amended vide Notification No. 32/2010 {F.No. 173/13/2011-IT A.I}/S.O.1296(E) dated 03.06.2011)

 

(iii)       It is the duty of the depositor(s) to show the interest income earned from Post Office Savings Account(s) beyond the limit prescribed above in the Income Tax return and pay due Income Tax.

 

1.         It is requested that all field units may be directed to give wide publicity to these changes in the shape of Public Notice and printing of leaflets.

 

2.         This issues with the approval of DDG (FS).

 

Yours faithfully,

(Kawal Jit Singh)

Assistant Director (SB)

 


LGO SELECTED CANDIDATES NEED NOT WAIT FOR INDUCTION TRAINING!

 

Sub: Induction Training to PA LGO Candidate.

D.G. Posts No. 1-19/2010-Trg dated 28.09.2011

            It has been ordered vide Postal Directorate vide letter No. 60/11/2011-SPB-I dated 16.-9.2011 that the PA/SA LGO candidates selected through departmental examination will be imparted a brief in-house  training of two week, pending regular Institutional Induction Training at Postal Training Centres. It has been further stated that the two week's training shall be finalized by the Heads of the Circles in consultation with the Training Division.

2.         In respect of direct recruit PAs/SAs, para (5) of Postal Directorate letter No. 60-9/2010-SPB-I dated 10.11.2010 had stated that" pending their training by chalking out the course as far as posting orders and commence their in-house training by chalking out the course as far as possible based on the PTC syllabus depending on the resources available with them". Accordingly, direct recruit PAs/SAs were imparted in-house training at Circle level before they were deputed to PTCs. It, is therefore, requested that the PA/SA LGO candidates  selected through departmental examination may also be imparted in-house training of two weeks similar to the one done in respect of direct recruit PAs/SAs.

 Sub:          Appointment of officials qualified for Promotion in the LGO           Examination      in      Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant cadre   against the vacancies of the        years 2009-2010.

D.G. Post No. 60/11/2011-SPB-I dated 16th September,2011.

            I am directed to refer to the Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle's D.O. letter No. STA/28-4(1)/11-121 dated 09.08.2011and Chief Postmaster General UP Circle's D.O. No. Rectt./M-12/Trg./2010/6 dated 30.05.2011wherein they have suggested that the candidates who are to be promoted on the basis of LGO examination may be allowed to be promoted pending their training.

2.         The matter has been examined in the Directorate .In view of the acute shortage of PSs/SAs and likely hood of delay in imparting training to officials to be promoted on the basis of LGO examination, it has been decided by the competent authority that a brief training of two weeks shall be imparted by the Circles to the said officials. The two week's training shall be finalized by the Heads of the Circles in consultation with Deputy Director General (Training). Pending their training, Circles are advised to issue their promotion and posting orders and commence their in-house training by chalking out the course as far as possible based on the PTC syllabus depending on the resources available with the respective Circles. All such officials may be deputed for training as soon as the seats become available in the PTCs. The in house training to be imparted to the candidates by the Circles in no way may be treated as substitute for the formal training to be imparted by PTCs unless it is so vouched by Training Wings/PCTs. Till they are trained by PTCs, they may not be detailed on sensitive seats nor deputed to man the counters. For instance, the Circles may utilize their services in back office under effective supervision and in turn the already trained PAs/SAs may be deputed on the counters.

3.         The receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

            As scheduled, the meeting on cadre restructuring was held in the Postal Directorate on 28.9.2011 under the chairmanship of Dr. Salim Haque, DDG (P). Sri Alok Saxena, DDG (Tech), Sri Rajkumar, Director, Staff, Ms Kalpana, Director, Establishment, Sri Subash Chander, Director, SR & Legal, & Sri Surendrakumar, ADG (PCC) were present on behalf of the official side. The Staff side represented by Sri K.V.Sridharan, General Secretary, P3, Sri D.Kishanrao, General Secretary, P3 FNPO, Sri Giriraj Singh, General secretary, R3 NFPE, Sri D.Theagarajan, General Secretary,R3 FNPO, Sri Iswar Singh Dabas, General Secretary P4, NFPE and Sri T.N.Rahate, General Secretary,P4, FNPO.
            The Chairperson expressed the delay in convening the first sitting and assured that the process shall be completed before 31.10.2011 by having two further continuous sittings. It was categorically mentioned by the official side that the proposals for cadre review shall be based only on functional justification and not merely on the percentage basis. Further, they are not in the opinion to suggest forming many new cadres as it will tantamount against the principle accepted by the Govt after implementing the Sixth Pay Commission.
            The staff side presented their proposals in each cadre and also the justification for the need of cadre review. It was decided to redraft the proposals by incorporating the various changes taken place in the recent past. The Staff side assured to submit its revised proposals before 7.10.2011. The views of the Staff side demanded discussions on the draft finalized by the former chairman of the committee on cadre review and place it was well taken note of by the official side.
            The Chair person declared that next sitting will be held on 12.10.2011 at 14.30 hrs in the Directorate.


Monday, September 26, 2011

FAMILY PLANNING ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – FAQ

            Family Planning Allowance, it is one of the severe steps taken by the Central Government to check growing population. At that time incentives were announced to Government employees, those having three children. In the following days it was reduced to two children.

            The sterilization operation which is performed for this is known as tubectomy(for women) and vasectomy(for men). This is a permanent method of family planning, which means once you opt this and undergo this procedure the reversal of the condition is not possible.

            Before 5th CPC the Family Planning Allowance was noted as Personal Pay and 6th CPC has recommended that the rates of Family Planning allowances has been doubled. According to the provisions contained in Finance Ministry's O.M.No. 7(39)/E dated 4th December 1979, O.M.No.6(39)/98-IC.II dated 6th July 1999 and O.M.No.F.No.7(20)/2008-E.III(A) dated 24th September 2008, Central Government employees who undergone sterilization were entitled to a Special Increment. One would get incentive according to the pay scale-grade, not to be absorbed in future increases in pay. The rate of increment was equal to the amount of the next increment due at the time of grant of the incentive and it remain fixed during the entire service.

            We are here try to several informations through simple questions and answers…If there is any differences of opinion please write to us.

Is there any age limit..?

            Yes, Employees must be within the reproductive age group. If male employee should not be over 50 years and his wife should be between 20 to 45 yrs, Female employee should not be over 45 years and her husband must not be over 50 yrs.

Upto how many children is permissible for this allowance..?

The employees should have not more than two surviving children (upto three children prior to 21.07.1999). If twins are born after first surviving child and the number of surviving children crosses the ceiling of two children in second /subsequent delivery (ies) shall also be admissible.

Submission of hospital certificate made compulsory or not..?

            Family Planning allowance would be granted only on production of sterilisation certificate issued by an authorised competent authority of Government hospital or Government aided hospital.

If the operation was prior to employment is eligible..?


            The allowance is not admissible if the operation was prior to joining the Central Government services.

How do know the increment amount..?

            The rate of increment (prescribed in the O.M.) applicable to the post held by you at the time of sterilization.

If spouses died after operation..?

If the employee is drawing allowance and if his spouse dies, allowance cannot be stopped.

Is there any special leave for Family Planning..?

Male Employee:-

 (i) Maximum of 6 working days for vasectomy operation and for second time similar operation another 6 working days.
(ii) Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation.
(iii) Maximum of 7 working days to follow the date of operation, if his wife undergoes tubectomy, laproscopy or salpingetomy operation
Female Employee :-
(i) Maximum of 14 working days if she undergoes tubectomy/laproscopy and another 14 days for second occasion.
(ii) Maximum of 14 working days for salpingectomy operation after Medical Termination of Pregnancy.
(iii) One day's Special CL on the day of IUCD/IUD insertion/re-insertion.
(iv) Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation. Special CL for one day for her husband's vasectomy operation.

The DA crossed 50%, the allowance also enhanced by 25% or not..?

            No. The allowance not to be absorbed in future increase in pay.

Any time limit for this claim..?

            No. However, claims submitted after 6 months of operation would be treated as delayed claim. For such cases, employee is required to submit the reasons for delayed claim.

            The new rate of this allowance with effect from 1st January 2008 as indicated in the table below…

 

 

Pre-revised Pay Scale

Grade Pay

Rate of Allowance

Upto 4000-100-6000

Upto 2400

210

4500-125-7000

2800

250

Upto 6500-200-10500

Upto 4200

400

7450-225-11500

4600

450

7450-250-12000

4800

500

Upto 9000-275-9550

Upto 5400

550

Upto 10650-325-15850

Upto 6600

650

Upto 12000-375-18000

Upto 7600

750

Upto 15100-400-18300

Upto 8700

800

Upto 16400-450-20900

Upto 8900

900

Upto 18400-500-22400

Upto 10000

1000

OBSERVATION OF HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT ON RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 IN CIVIL APPEAL NO.6454 OF 2011, ARISING OUT OF SLP (C) NO.7526/2009 IN THE CASE OF CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION AND ANR.VS. ADITYA BANDOPADHYAY AND ORS.{http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_18_2011-IR.pdf}

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ATTENTION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEMBERS OF CONFEDERATION

 

VENUE OF NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING

       DEAR COMRADES! THE VENUE FOR THE 22ND OCTOBER MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF CONFEDERATION AT BANGALORE WILL BE "INCOME TAX OFFICE PREMISES" NEAR BANGALORE GPO, BANGALORE - 560001. ACCOMMODATION FOR THE OFFICE BEARERS OF CONFEDERATION IS BEING ARRANGED BY THE RESPECTIVE STATE UNIT OF THE AFFILIATES.

Friday, September 23, 2011

PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS FOR THE ACCOUNTING YEAR 2010-2011

 

File No. 26-07/2011-PAP

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110 001

Dated 23rd September, 2011

 

All Chief Postmasters General,

Postmasters General

All General Managers (Finance)

Director/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)

Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2010-2011

Sir/Madam,

            I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2010-2011 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and adhoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-

Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus

30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The term "Emoluments" for regular Employees include basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowance), S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2009-10 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.

2.3 " Average Emoluments" for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2010-11 for the period from 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011, by restricting each month's salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and dies-non in a given month ,proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only)

2.4 In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory order issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1 In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty through out the year during 2010-2011, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-

Average TRCA X Number of days of Bonus

30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.

3.3 If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part or the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service,he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2011 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)

The maximum ad-0hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)

30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly , the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_

Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year

365

The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below during the period 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2011-2012.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all units by Circle and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was distributed for the Department as a whole.

7. This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 104/FA/10/CS dated 23-9-2011.

8.    Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged

PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS FOR THE ACCOUNTING YEAR 2010-2011




Thursday, September 22, 2011

DOPT ISSUED ORDERS FOR 25% INCREASE OF FESTIVAL ADVANCE, BY-CYCLE ADVANCE, NATURAL CALAMITY ADVANCE AND WARM CLOTHING ADVANCE. NO FURTHER ORDERS ARE NECESSARY WHENEVER THE DA PAYABLE ON THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE GOES UP BY 50 %.{ CLICK HERE FOR DOPT ORDER}

 

Monday, September 19, 2011

24th BI-ENNIAL ALL INDIA CONFERENCE: P-4

 

No P-IV/CHQ/77-24/2011                Dated 19th Sept  2011

 

NOTICE

 

      Notice regarding Holding of 24th  Bi-ennial All India Conference of All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MSE/Gr. 'D' under Article  42(xi) & 44(c) (v),  11( iii) and 20 of union constitution.

 

        It is hereby notified for all concerned that the 24th Bi-ennial All India Conference of All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MSE/ Group 'D' will be held from  08th to 09th Nov 2011 at Rituraj Manglik Bhavan, Indore (MP). The conference will start at 11.00 a.m. on 08th Nov  2011

           

       Notice for resolution if any on constitutional amendments shall reach the Central Headquarters not later than 31st  October  2011.

 

The following shall be agenda.

1.Homage to martyrs and condolences to departed leaders.

2.   (a)  Adoption of Bi-ennial draft report of activities of the Union and

      (b) Adoption of audited accounts for the year 2009-2010 and year 2010-2011

3. (a)Review of latest position of13th  July 2010, called off by JCA &  deferred  strike       05th  July 2011 - Charter of Demands

   (b) Review of Nationwide general Strike 07th Sept 2010. 

4.  Regularization of daily wager and part-time contingency paid workers.

5. 6th Pay Commission anomaly therein and our task.

6.Upgraded Pay Scale of Postmen with effect from 1.1.1996 and present             

            Position of the case filed by the CHQ in Hon'ble Supreme Court.

7. Cadre restructuring for postmen and MTS.

8.TA/DA for Mail Overseer on the same pattern of IPO/ASP

9. Timely Supply of superior quality of uniform and allied matters with Kit Book.

10 Shortage of Postmen & MTS staff

11.Financial review of CHQ

12  Staff Problem of Postmen and allied cadre and MTS staff including women staff

13.  Attack on Postal Services

(a) Downsizing and franchising of postal outlets as Postal Shoppe

(b) Privatization of pre-mailing activities. Abolition/curtailment of postal      deliveries / letter   box clearances and abolition of post of postmen and MTS         etc.     

14.   Counting Speed Post Articles and other business mail in the work load of    postmen staff.

 15Stop Speed Post hub /Delivery Hub /Mail Hub

(a) Stop combination of beat of Postmen.

(b) Stop single batch system in Metero and Big Cities

(c) Stop merger and closure of Post Offices.

 16.Adopt scientific norms for postmen & MTS staff and include all premium services of   business development in the work load.

 17. Fix maximum length of beat after taking into account the height of multi storey buildings.

 18Compassionate appointment to the dependents of deceased postal employees.

19.PFRDA Bill in Parliament and new Pension Scheme.

20.Organizational review of

(a) Branch/Division/Circle

(b) CHQ/NFPE/Postal JCA/Confederation of CGE & Workers

(c) RJCM/Departmental Council /National Council

(d) Union Journals/Publication of CHQ

21.CHQ Building at Ghaziabad

22.Amendment of the union constitution, if any.

23.Resolution on staff problems and policy programme of the union.

24.Election of Officer Bearers and Federal Councilor

25Venue of the next All India Conference.

26Closing address of the President.

27 Vote of thanks.

                  (I. S. Dabas )                                                          

             General Secretary

 

Copy forwarded to:

1          DG (posts) N. Delhi

2.         All Principals CPMsG/Chief PMsG.

3.         All Central Office Bearers.

4.         All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries of AIPEU Postmen & Gr. 'D'

5.         Secretary General NFPE

6.         Postal Life/Indian Postmen.

7.         O/c

                                                             

                (I. S. Dabas)

            General Secretary