Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Allotment of Surplus qualified candidates in the recent LGO Examination-Circle office orders

list of surplus candidates qualified in sc quota in guntur division


GALI VIJAYA KUMAR      POSTMAN  

K SURYAM                          POSTMAN    PRATHI PADU SO


LIST OF SURPLUS CANDIDATES QUALIFIED UNDER ST QUOTA


CH T AMARNATH             POSTMAN    CH NAGAR SO

N THOLCHA                          POSTMAN  GUNTUR COLLECTORATE SO





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Powerpoint on India Post Payments Bank

GDS Online Selection procedure








Minimum pay of Rs 18,000 likely to be untouched

In a bad news for central government employees, the government has reportedly refused to hike the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and approved by the Union Cabinet. The central government employees are not going to get more than minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as the public sector workers have also demanded minimum pay of Rs 18,000 which will bring extra burden on government. Finance Ministry sources working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, has made clear that there is no scope to change in minimum pay Rs 18,000.

“The demand of central government employees through National Joint Council of Action (NJAC) for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 may be considered by the National Anomaly Committee but they can do nothing,” a Finance Ministry source was quoted as saying.

They said adding “Though government had promised hiking minimum pay after the central government employees unions had threatened to carry out an indefinite strike but now public sector workers demand minimum pay of Rs. 18,000, similar to the central government employees. They now get minimum pay less than Rs 18,000.”

7th PAY COMMISSION – SECOND MEETING ON ALLOWANCES ON 01.09.2016




Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – DoPT Orders on 23.8.2016

F.No.11012/04/2016-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi — 110001

Dated August 23, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T’s O.M. No.11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 3rd July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015, the Apex Court has directed as follows:

“14 We, therefore, direct that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/employee; if the Memorandum of Charges/Charge sheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension. As in the case in hand, the Government is free to transfer the concerned person to any Department in any of its offices within or outside the State so as to sever any local or personal contact that he may have and which he may misuse for obstructing the investigation against him. The Government may also prohibit him from contacting any person, or handling records and documents till the stage of his having to prepare his defence Furthermore, the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance stands superseded in view of the stand adopted by us.”

2. In compliance of the above judgement, it has been decided that where a Government servant: is placed under suspension, the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the charge-sheet is not served to the charged officer. As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension. As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time.

3. It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched. Clarifications in this regard have already been issued vide O.M. No. 11012/6/2007-Estt.A-Ill dated 21.07.2016.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices’ are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

Corrupt employees suspension can’t continue beyond 90 days

New Delhi: The suspension of government employees accused of corruption cannot continue beyond 90 days, the Centre said today.

It has asked secretaries of all departments to ensure that charge sheets against such employees are issued within three months time.

It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched against such employees, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order.

Citing a Supreme Court verdict, the DoPT said it has been decided that where a government servant is placed under suspension, “the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the chargesheet is not served to the charged officer”.

As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension, it said.

“As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time,” the DoPT said in the order to all the secretaries.

The apex court while hearing a case has held that the currency of a suspension order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer or employee.

If the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension, it has said.

PTI

KYC Norms for India Post Payment Bank

Just a few months before the new crop of payment banks start their operations, their chiefs are a worried lot.

The banking regulator's ask in terms of meeting the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms has put them at par with traditional banks, and firms are concerned that the preference for "paper-based" KYC will be a cost-intensive and time-consuming exercise — and therefore a major impediment to the growth of the new age banks. 
Paytm payment bank's CEO Shinjini Kumar told ET that the industry is very "aggrieved" with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asking all entities to adhere to the centralised KYC system instead of just relying on the Aadhaar-based eKYC for payment banks. "We are grappling with that problem right now and we are talking to different people. We are hoping that there will be some understanding. Anyway our accounts are capped at Rs 1,00,000. There should be no reason why eKYC should not be the only way to do KYC. It is also digital and more authentic."
Chiefs of Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank, Sudhakar Ramasubramanian and Vodafone M-pesa payments bank Suresh Sethi also aired similar concerns to ET. They argue that payment banks do not have the same manpower to collect paper-based KYC like traditional banks and given that they are capped at a balance Rs 1,00,000, they do not share the same amount of risk. While RBI had earlier accepted eKYC as a means for customer authentication at the time of opening accounts, the new norms mandate a common KYC across all financial services entities for which detailed KYC is required to be collected and uploaded as a paper form to a central KYC repository — Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India, or CERSAI.
The idea is to streamline the KYC process and avoid duplication of KYC for customers at multiple agencies. But, for payment banks to be cast under the same net, it means that instead of just relying on the biometric based eKYC they will have to collect more details of their customers and upload them to the central registry. Sudhakar who is the CEO (designate), of Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank said that in the case of payment banks a phased approach towards KYC will be better received since the whole idea behind the payment banks is towards financial inclusion.
"If we have too many restrictions for someone who keeps Rs 5,000 in the account, it could prevent many of the unbanked from experiencing the benefits of financial services. KYC norms can be applied in a layered manner as the customer's balance and transactions increase," he said.
Digital KYC will help ease the "entry barrier" for such people along with being a more authentic means of KYC than a physical KYC. "Currently, over 90% of all retail transactions are through cash in the country, if these transactions have to be converted into the electronic format, banking will have to be relived from some of these troubles," he added.

Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification regarding E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee: DoPT OM No. A-27012/ 01/ 2015-Estt.(AL) dated 22nd August, 2016:-


No. A-27012/ 01/ 2015-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 22nd August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification


The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel Training’s OM. No.12011/ 03/ 2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject mentioned above and to say that E-Receipts produced by Central Govt. employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukul Ratra)
Director
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7th Pay Commission pay hike creates millions of unhappy employees

It seems that nobody is satisfied with their 7th Pay Commission pay hike. At every level there appears to be an upward pressure on salaries and allowances, everyone deserve more pay than 7th Pay Commission pay hike. The 7th Pay Commission pay hike has got recent media attention, while, at the other end, there has been debate about the hiking of pay on the recommendations 7th Pay Commission is proper or not.


According to the commission’s recommendations, the minimum pay has been fixed at Rs.18,000 and the maximum at Rs.2.5 lakh for the cabinet secretary, the country’s senior-most civil servant. The commission had recommended a 14.28% increase in basic pay and the cabinet went with ditto to it.The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.


There has been widespread demand from central government employee unions to hike the minimum pay to Rs.26,000; but the government has not accepted the demand till date.


After the central government employees union had threatened to carry out an indefinite strike, the government had promised hiking minimum pay but they are not now in mood for hiking the minimum pay.

Inequalities in pay can be damaging. Excessive remuneration of top bureaucrats has been made to unnecessarily drive up average pay in middle-lower ranks, and dramatic differences between levels throughout government business can undermine motivation. In a wider social sense, perceived inequalities between groups leads to huge discontent and instability.

Aaccording to the notification  of cabinet approved 18 pay matrices, the rate of increase of cabinet Secretary’s basic pay is 178 per cent as he got Rs 90,000 (fixed) in the immediate past under 6th pay commission recommendations, while middle-lower ranks employees will now only get 157% increase of their basic pay merging dearness allowances.


The pay ratio between the Indian top most bureaucrat and the lowest grade employees in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:13.9, which was 1:12 in the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.All pay commissions except 7th Pay Commission made up pay gap between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.The first pay commission was recommended pay of the top bureaucrats 41 times higher than the government employees at the bottom. The top bureaucrats were given salary Rs 2,263 while the lowest earning employees got Rs 55.

Subsequent pay commissions reduced the ratio of pay between lowest earning employees and top bureaucrats from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006, while 7th Pay Commission made it higher about to 1:14.

The cabinet has approved the hike of the basic pay but decided to defer the recommended 63% allowances hike in the government employees pay package and refer the matter to a committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa.

Allowances contribute a lot in the pay hike recommendation. If the allowance is not taken into consideration it will mean fewer amounts because the allowance which the commission proposed is very substantial.


The hike in allowances, which will give them more money in the pocket, the compensatory perks for all central government employees, which is likely to be paid from October 1 and no arrears for allowances (except Dearness Allowance) is paid, as per usual practice, the allowances is paid from the date of implementation. This also a cause of unhappiness in central government employees.However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament in this month, “The Pay Commission has put a burden of Rs 1.03 lakh crore.”source: The Sen times

National Sports Awards 2016 (Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya, Arjuna Awards) : Complete List

Sports Ministry announced Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards for Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu(shuttler) and Sakshi Malik (wrestler) along with Dipa Karmakar (gymnast) and Jitu Rai (shooter). Considered as India's highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is conferred on a sportsperson for outstanding performance over a period of four years. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh along with a medal and a citation. 



Apart from Khel Ratna Awards, the Govt has also announced Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand Awards. Here is the complete list.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2016
    • P.V. Sindhu - Badminton
    • Sakshi Malik - Wrestling
    • Dipa Karmakar - Gymnastics
    • Jitu Rai - Shooting
  • Dronacharya Award 2016
    • Nagapuri Ramesh - Athletics
    • Sagar Mal Dhayal - Boxing
    • Raj Kumar Sharma - Cricket
    • Bishweshwar Nandi - Gymnastics
    • S. Pradeep Kumar - Swimming (lifetime)
    • Mahabir Singh - Wrestling (lifetime)
  • Arjuna Award 2016
    • Rajat Chauhan - Archery
    • Lalita Babar - Athletics
    • Sourav Kothari - Billiards and Snooker
    • Shiva Thapa - Boxing
    • Ajinkya Rahane - Cricket
    • Rani - Hockey
    • Subrata Paul - Football
    • V R Raghunath - Hockey
    • Gurpreet Singh - Shooting
    • Apurvi Chandela - Shooting
    • Soumyajit Ghosh - Table Tennis
    • Vinesh Poghat - Wrestling
    • Amit Kumar - Wrestling
    • Sandeep Singh Mann - Para-Athletics
    • Virender Singh - Wrestling (deaf)
  • Dhyan Chand Award 2015
    • Satti Geetha - Athletics
    • Sylvanus Dung Dung - Hockey
    • Rajendra Pralhad Shelke - Rowing
President Pranab Mukherjee will give away the awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29th August 2016, which is celebrated as the National Sports Day.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Profile About : R S Sodhi Independent Director, IPPB

R S Sodhi

Name : R S Sodhi
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT GCMMF Ltd(AMUL)Ahmedabad Area, IndiaDairy
Current 
Independent Director, IPPB


Previous 
GCMMF (AMUL) GCMMF LTD, GCMMF ltd( AMUL)
Education IRMA

Experience
MANAGING DIRECTOR GCMMF (AMUL)
June 2010 – (6 years 3 months)
CGM GCMMF LTD
June 2004 – June 2010 (6 years 1 month)
working with GCMMF for the last 32 yrs. joined as Sr Executive(sales),
Worked in sales at for 12 yrs at various positions and locations.
Since 1994 working at corporate HQ at Anand, at various positions as Group Product manager , AGM ( Mktg) , GM ( mktg) , Chief General Manager , was responsible for Marketing , Sales, commercial , Purchase ,IT etc.
General Manager (Marketing)
GCMMF ltd( AMUL)
April 2000 – May 2004 (4 years 2 months)
Responsible for marketing of dairy products

Skills
FMCG Business Strategy Key Account Management Food Agribusiness Dairy Dairy Products HACC PTeam Management Distributed Team Management Agriculture Quality Assurance Market Research Food Industry New Business Development Food Processing

Education
IRMA
PGDRM
1980 – 1982
Govt school sector 3 , R K Puram
BE(AG), PGDRM(IRMA)
1975 – 1980

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Poster on 2nd September - One day All India General Strike




DR Examination for PM & MG will be conducted on separate dates - A.P & TS Circle

Business Hours in Post Offices

COUNTING OF TRAINING PERIOD FOR MACPS





Respected Viewers,

                 I wish to share the following on the counting the period of Induction and practical training for MACPS in the Department Of Posts. Hitherto the training period has not been taken into account for the grant of promotion under MACPS. On perusal of the rulings on the subject, it seems that the period of training is to be taken into account for MACPS also. Whether this period is included for MACPS in other circles, is not known.

                 A kind reference is invited to the following orders on the subject.                     
           
1.Dte letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 18.9.2009

2. Dte letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 23.6.2016

            All the candidates selected for PA cadre are to undergo Induction and practical training for 90/105days, before regular appointment.

1.      Such period of training was not counted for anything and their pay and allowances, increments were regulated from their actual date of joining in the department as Postal Assistants.

2.      Subsequently, orders were issued for counting the training period for increments and for the promotions (financial upgradations) under TBOP and BCR schemes, vide Dept. of Personnel and Trg OM 16/16/92-Estt(pay I) dt 31.3.1992.

3.      The above provision was made applicable with effect from 1.1.1986. The pay of the officials was notionally fixed from 1.1.1986 to 30.9.1990 and on actual basis from 1.10.1990.

4.      The above provision was applicable to those officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986.

5.      The provision was extended to officials who underwent training before 1.1.86 videDte order number: 44-2/2011-SPB II dated 5.5.2016. The list of officials is called for by DO and the same has been submitted to DO.

6.      The scheme of MACPS was introduced consequent on the implementation of 6th CPC with effect from 1.1.2006.

7.      This scheme was given effect from 1.9.2008 vide reference cited under 1 above.

8.      The salient features of the scheme were given in the Annexure-I to the communication cited under 2 above.

9.      The second sentence of para 9 of the Annexure read as follows: “Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment or pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. A casual reading of the text gives the meaning that the pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. Under this context, the training period was omitted for the grant of MACP to the officials, it is presumed.

10.  But a close reading of the above text gives a different but correct meaning. The meaning of the above text may be explained as follows. If the sentence is broken into smaller parts, they read as follows.

a.      Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment shall not be taken into reckoning.

b.      Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.

11.  From (a) and (b) above it is clear that only the service, if any, rendered on adhoc/contract basis either before regular appointment or before pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.

12.  From the above it is clear that pre-appointment training shall count for MACPS, as the above text speaks only about the services rendered on adhoc or contract basis which might before regular appointment or before pre-appointment training, and nothing about the training period.

13.  As per the communication cited under 2 above, the second sentence of para 9 is modified as follows: “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.”

14.  From the above it is clear that any service rendered on adhoc/contract basis will not count, but the training period counts for the grant of promotion under MACPS. It is added that as per our departmental rules, the training period is neither treated as service on adhocbasis nor on contract basis in as much as this period counts for increment and also for TBOP/BCR promotions.

15.  For clarity sake consider the following rule of our department. “ Air journey on LTC is not permissible” which means that no government servant is entitled for air journey on LTC but LTC can be availed. This does not take away the privileges granted under LTC. The restriction is for air journey only.

16.  Also as per the developments taken place towards the counting of training period for service, the training period counts for increment and TBOP/BCR schemes.

17.  It is added that just like TBOP/BCR schemes, MACPS is also a financial upgradation only. Hence the provision of counting training period towards TBOP/BCR will squarely applicable to MACPS also.

Those officials, who have completed 16/26 years’ service before 1.9.2008, had no problems, as their pay would have been fixed on the date of promotion to TBOP/BCR schemes prior to 1.9.2008. If the training period is included, the date of promotion to TBOP/BCR would be advanced and their pay would be refixed accordingly.

In case of the officials who have got their MACP after 1.9.2008, the date of MACPS is to be advanced.

                                                                     
Informations shared by
Shri. R.Hariharakrishnan, Postmaster,  Srivaikuntam HO, Tamilnadu Circle 628601

Friday, August 19, 2016

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology


18-August-2016 16:18 IST

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

The India Post Payments Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs yesterday under the Companies Act 2013. This would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts. This has happened in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, raising the expectations of the people from the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank. With this move the Department of Posts has cleared an important milestone on this journey.

With the incorporation, the Board of the India Post Payments Bank Limited is likely to be constituted soon. The incorporation of the IPPB Ltd is a significant step forward as this also paves the way for the bank to begin hiring of banking professionals to set up the bank and begin its operations in 2017. The Department of Posts is expected to complete the roll out of its branches all over the country by September 2017. This could be the fastest roll out for a bank anywhere in the world.

The aspiration for the India Post Payments Bank is to become the most accessible bank in the world riding on state of the art banking and payments technology. Coupled with the physical presence across 1.55 lakh post offices and the reach of “The Dakiya”, the India Post Payments Bank aims to become a powerful and effective vehicle of real financial inclusion in the country. It is poised to create a national payments architecture riding on a modern payments platform and ubiquitous information and communication technologies that can be accessed by all users and service providers like never before. The stakeholders of the India Post Payments Bank within the Government and outside are looking at this new entity as a catalyst to social and financial inclusion.

PLI Child Policy-CP ( Bal Jiwan Bima)

  PLI Child Policy-CP ( Bal Jiwan Bima)


Main Futures-

  • ·         To provide insurance cover to the two children of each existing PLI /RPLI policyholder provided that only one such policy will be allowed for an insured against one policy. 

Eligibility :

1.       This is an independent policy, however this policy can not be issued of its own to any child. If the father/mother (insured) of the child has already taken policy or is proposing to take policy on their life either as whole life or endowment Assurance for a sum assured not less than the sum assured of children policy then children policy shall be issued to such insured.
2.      Not more than one policy will be allowed for one child. The policy can be taken by insured for his/her own child only.
3.      Not more two children in a family shall be covered under this policy. The same child should not be covered under more than one policy.
4.      Any PLI or RPLI policy holder can apply for Child Policy for his two children's. Premium table is same for PLI or RPLI policy holder’s children policy.

Minimum & Maximum Age at Entry:-

  • ·         Mini. age at entry of children is 5 years and the maxi. age at entry is 20 years on next birthday The Main insured shall not be aged 45 years and above at the time of taking/issue of children policy.
  • ·         Sum Assured:-
  • ·         The minimum Sum Assured is Rs 20,000 and the maximum Sum Assured is Rs 3 Lakh. Additional sum assured in multiple of Rs 10,000/-

Medical Examination : 

  • ·         No needs of medical examination of children.

Loan : 

  • ·         No loan is admissible to children policy. 

Surrender:-

  • ·         Surrendered and made paid up on usual conditions as applicable to main policy provided at least 5 years premiums have been paid. The amount is admissible as per surrender Table/Factor which would be a fraction of premium paid.

Term : 

·         The outstanding term of the main policy shall not be less than the premium paying period of children policy.
·         Premium ceasing age at 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24 &25 yrs.
Claim : 
1.       Sum assured shall be payable on children policy on its Maturity or earlier on death of the child
2.      In the event of the death of the insured before the expiry of the children policy, no further premium shall be payable for the balance period of the child policy.
CHILDREN POLICY (Premium Table)

Children Add on with profit(Policy of Sum Assured of INR 1000/-)

  •   For Sum Assured INR 20,000/- a rebate of INR 1/- Per month is admissible on premium.
  •   For the purpose of ‘age at entry’ the age on next birth day will be taken for fixing premium.
  •  For taking policy minimum age at entry will be 5 years & maximum 20 years
  •  Rebate of 2% of the Premium is allowed on annual premium & 1% on half year premium


Source : www.postallifeinsurance.gov.in