Sub: Scrutiny of Constitution/Bye-laws of Service Association in
accordance with CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 for verification process to be held in the
year 2020 - Request for arranging a meeting by Secretary, Posts, with Staff
side – reg
Ref : Director (SR
& Legal) letter No.T - 15/2/2020 - SR dated 24th July 2020 ( copy enclosed
for ready reference)
With reference to the above cited letter received from Director (SR
& Legal) regarding the process of membership verification, Iam to inform
you that the Managing Body of our union, viz
-------------------------------------------, held detailed deliberations on the
contents of the letter and like to place the following request before you.
As you may be aware , after the promulgation of the CCS(RSA) Rules
1993, three or four membership verification process had been completed and
recognition was granted to our Union every time, During the earlier
verification process also we have submitted copy of our constitution along with
the Application. In the first verification process itself, our constitution was
scrutinized by the Department and after vetting by Department of Personnel
& Training, the same has been approved, as we have complied with all the
requirements of the Department and DOP&T. After the first verification
process, recognition was accorded to our Union. Subsequently, in all
Verification process we have submitted the same copy of the constitution which
is approved by Department and DOP&T during the first verification
process. No objections or discrepancies were raised by the Department and
the constitution submitted by our union was accepted without any further
modifications and recognition was also granted after the verification process
This being the fact, we are at a loss to understand why the
Department is raising objections and discrepancies in various clauses of the
same constitution now. It is also felt that some of the modifications and
discrepancies raised, like deletion of all references to our affiliated
Federation, viz; NFPE from the constitution, replacing the word
"union" with "association" in the text of the constitution
etc, will change the basic character and fundamental principles laid down in
the union constitution.
Further , once a constitution is approved by the Department
and also by our All India Conference which is the highest policy decision
making body , any amendment to the constitution can be made only with the
approval of the next All India Conference as per the clauses of
"department - approved" and "All India conference
approved" constitution of our union. Amending the clauses of the
constitution in violation of the provisions of the constitution can be
challenged by any of our bonafide member in the court of law, and we will be
put to an embarrassing position.
In additions to
the above , we have certain apprehensions regarding the amendments sought by
the department in Director (SR & Legal) letter cited above , for which we
need some clarifications from the department to enable us to take our decision
on the amendments / discrepancies raised by the Department.
In view of the above, it is requested that a meeting with the
staffside may be arranged by the respected Secretary, Department of Posts at
the earliest, to put the records straight and to clarify our genuine
apprehensions and doubts.
Awaiting positive decision,
Copy to :
Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan, New Delhi -- 110001
2.The Member (P),
Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
3.The DDG (SR) ,
Department of Posts Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001
4. The Director (SR & Legal) ,
Department of Posts , Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-
5. The Section Officer, SR
Section, Dak Bhawan, New
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RETIRING DURING COVID PANDEMIC WILL BE RECEIVING “PROVISIONAL" PENSION TILL THEIR REGULAR PENSION PAYMENT ORDER IS ISSUED: DR. JITENDRA SINGH
Posted On: 27 JUL 2020 6:35PM by PIB Delhi
Government employees retiring during COVID pandemic will be receiving “provisional" pension till their regular Pension Payment Order (PPO) is issued and other official formalities completed.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that after the Modi Government took over, the Department of Pensions had upgraded and equipped itself to deliver the PPO to the concerned employee without delay on the day of his or her superannuation. Besides this, in the last few years, taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on digitalization, the Department of Pension also created a Portal, which could be accessed by any government employee approaching superannuation to find out the status of his or her pension papers, he said.
However, because of the disruption in the official work due to COVID pandemic and lockdown, Dr Jitendra Singh said, some of the employees who had retired during this period may not have been provided with PPO. But, as an evidence of the present government's sensitivity towards the pensioners and the senior citizens, a decision was taken that in order to avoid a delay in the start of regular pension covered under CCS (Pension Rules) 1972, the rules may be relaxed to enable seamless payment of “Provisional Pension” and “Provisional Gratuity” till the regular PPO is issued.
As per the OM (Office Memorandum) issued by Department of Pensions, affiliated to the Ministry of Personnel, the payment of “Provisional Pension” will initially continue for a period of six months from the date of retirement and the period of “Provisional Pension” may be further extended up to one year in exceptional cases. These instructions shall also be applicable in cases where a government servant retires otherwise than on superannuation i.e. voluntary retirement, retirement under FR 56, etc.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, this decision has been taken considering that because of the constraints of pandemic and lockdown, a government servant may find difficulty in submitting his Pension Forms to the Head of Office or may not be able to forward the Claim Form in hard copy along with Service Book to the concerned Pay & Accounts Office in time, particularly when both the offices are located in different cities. This is very pertinent to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) who are constantly on the move and whose Heads of Offices are located in cities different from where the Pay & Accounts Office is located.
Vide another circular, Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (DOPPW) has directed all offices maintaining GPF (General Provident Fund) Accounts to complete all credit entries including accruing interest to the employees two years before retirement and then one year before retirement so that Provident Fund is also paid accurately in time.(Release ID: 1641560)
India Post, Mumbai launches distinctive waterproof Rakhee envelopes
Posted On: 24 JUL 2020 4:12PM by PIB Mumbai
Mumbai, 24 July 2020
With the Raksha Bandhan festival round the corner, India Post, Mumbai has launched a special kind of envelope to carry rakhis to deliver them to their destinations in minimum time period. The envelope is a non-tear, water-resistant self-adhesive envelope with interplay of vivid colors throughout. Reasonably priced at Rs 10, these special envelopes will be available in all the post offices from Saturday, July 25th.
“These envelopes bearing distinctive characteristics are an innovative attempt of India Post, Mumbai, to keep the spirit of love and festivity unabated, even at times of crisis and to strengthen the emotions of love and brotherhood amongst people” said Ms Swati Pandey, Postmaster General, India Post, Mumbai. She further said that all mails of Raksha Bandhan will be treated as first class mail, helping them reach their destination before/on the day of the occasion, by latest, at the cost of an ordinary mail. The colourful design of the envelopes will facilitate its easy identification and aid quicker transmission. “Even during this critical period of partial lockdowns and challenges, India Post will ensure that all mails related to Raksha Bandhan reach their destinations”, the Post Master General added.
Similar special envelopes have been introduced in other postal circles as well.
1.The claim is preferred on the form Appendix ‘A’ to AO 30/89
2.The claim has been signed by the officer himself and countersigned by the Controlling Officer mentioned in Rule 6 of TR 2014.
3.The claim is receipted by the Officer.
4.Full details of family members (i.e. Name, Age, Relation etc) are filled in the claim.
5.Dependency certificate mentioning income, for Father / Mother and children more than 21 years is enclosed.
6.Details of leave sanctioned are mentioned on the claim, if officer is availing the LTC. Enclose the copy of Leave Certificate/ Leave DO II.
7.All the Air / Railway tickets along with boarding pass are attached with the claim in original. Wait listed tickets of railway are not admissible for LTC, get confirmation of the same signed over the stamp by TT / Railway Auth.
8.The adjustment claim is submitted within 30 days from the date of completion of return journey. Prefer separate claims for Self and Family if moves have taken place on different dates. If claim for any family member will be submitted at latter date mention the same.
9.The details of advances taken for the move are invariably mentioned in the Tickets purchased through DTS (Air/Rail) should be treated as advance and incorporated in the claim by adding in the total amount claimed as well as in advances for proper adjustment.
10.The air tickets must be booked through Booking Counter/direct website of operating air line or through Govt. Authorised travel agents i.e. Balmer & Lawrie, Ashok Travels or IRCTC. Tickets booked through private agencies or private websites like com, yatra.com, Udchalo etc are not admissible.
11.Air Tickets booked should not be more than LTC 80 fare. Officer can book tickets for lowest fare available on the date of booking which also should not be more than LTC 80 rates.
12.Onward and return journey should be done in the same chronology and claim of return journey first & onward journey at latter date is not
LTC to Home town 177 A
13.The Officer and his dependant family members can travel from duty station to home town once in year.
14.Officer posted in field area can travel from duty station to his home town or Family members residing at SPR can travel from SPR to home town.
15.Officer and family members can travel on different dates, however return journey of family members should be completed within six months only.
16.Home town declared by the officer at the time of commissioning is treated as his declared home town, if the same has been changed get it notified through DO part II.
17.Journey up to the home town has to be shown( may be under own arrangement) in the claim if same differs from NRS/ nearest Air Port for which claim has been preferred.
LTC to Anywhere in India 177 B
18.The Officer and spouse & children can travel from duty station to any station in India once in alternate year in which LTC to home town is not availed.
19.LTC under 177B is not admissible to parents and other dependent family members.
20.Officer and spouse & children can travel at different dates in batches but all the members have to visit the same station only. Return journey of family members must be within six months.
21.Officers posted in field area can travel from their duty station to visit station and their family members can travel from SPR/hometown to visit station.
22.Journey performed by circular routes is not admissible. Officer has to choose one destination and LTC is admissible from duty station to that destination by direct shortest route only.
LTC to Officer posted in field area 177C
23.The Officer posted in field area and not residing with the family are entitle to avail LTC 177 C from their duty station to home/SPR in addition to LTC 177A or 177B.
24.The LTC is not admissible to those Officers who have been allotted Govt Accommodation at field unit and are residing with the families.
LTC in lieu of Home Town
25.Officers and their family members may avail LTC in lieu of home town to visit any place in NER / Andaman & Nicobar / Jammu & Kashmir by forgoing home town LTC of that year.
26.Officers whose home town and place of posting is the same are not allowed to avail this LTC.
27.Similarly Officers who are serving in field area and their families are residing at home town, family of these are officers are not allowed to avail this LTC, as family do not have title for home town LTC.
28.Journey can be undertaken to J & K, NER, A&N by private airlines however fare will be restricted to LTC 80 fares only. Provisions of purchase of a ticket from authorised agent / Air Line are not relaxed.
29.LTC in lieu of home town can be split by family members, i.e. officer can avail LTC 177A to visit his home town /SPR and family residing at SPR can avail the LTC in lieu of home town to visit J&K, A&N, NER.
LTC for children studying and staying at hostel
30.Children of the officers staying in hostel can visit the duty station / home town of the officer during the vacation.
31.Claim is to be supported with certificate from Educational Institute regarding child is studying and stating in hostel.
32.LTC not admissible for journey performed for getting admission or leaving Institute after completion.
33.Children availing this concession are not entitled for other LTCs ( 177A or 177B )