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Friday, July 3, 2015

Dr. JITENDRA SINGH CALLS FOR USE OF SELF-ATTESTED CERTIFICATES.

 

PerMin of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 

{PIB Release, 02.07.2015}

            The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has called for use of self - attested certificates since this has been approved by the Government of India for over last eight months. He was presiding over a review meeting of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), here today. Dr. Jitendra Singh has urged the State governments to encourage this practice and also appealed to the common people, particularly youth, to bear in mind that whenever they approach an office with documents, they should bring to the notice of the authorities that the Government of India now allows self attestation of certificates by the candidate himself. 
            Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that a circular to this effect had already been sent to the State governments and though most of the states have responded positively, yet in many cases, the information is still not fully percolated to the lower levels of administration. He said that introduction of self attested certificates was one of the most historic measures introduced by the Modi government soon after it took over. The decision was universally hailed both by administration as well as by public. 
            This revolutionary step not only lessened a lot of hardship faced by the youth applying for jobs or higher education but also conveyed a bigger symbolic message that the Modi government had the capacity to trust the youth of this country, he added. 
            Recalling from his personal experience, Dr. Jitendra Singh stated that he had personally been a witness to a number of hardships that the youth went through looking for a gazetted officer, a notary, etc., for attestation. Moreover, in certain remote areas of the country many a time, a gazetted officer or a notary was not readily available in the vicinity to perform the task of attestation, he added. 
            On occasions, there were also complaints that young aspirants had to shell out meager amount in their pockets for accomplishing the task of getting the huge pile of certificates attested. This is particularly ironic in the present age of high technology and biometric facility, he observed and added that in certain areas and departments, however, where statutory, legal or security nature are involved, the earlier practice of getting attestation from an authorised authority has nonetheless been allowed to carry on. 
            During the review meeting, an assessment was also made of the number of other recent initiatives by DARPG department which include introduction of a pension portal, "Jeevan Praman" initiative, "Anubhav" programme, biometrics and new methods for ease in governance. The Secretary DoPT, Shri Sanjay Kothari, the Secretary DARPG, Shri Alok Rawat and other senior officers of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions have participated in the meeting.
Source: PIB Release, 02.07.2015


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Parliament panel wants doubling of pay, automatic pay revision mechanism for MPs CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/TOI NEWS


Implementation of Suo Motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


The Department of Posts, which forms a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, is responsible for the planning, development, expansion of operation and maintenance of Postal Services in the country.  It also discharges certain agency functions in respect of Savings Bank and other Small Savings Schemes, collection of customs duty on Postal articles and disbursement of pension to Military and Railway pensioners, Family pension to Industrial Employees of Coal Mines etc. 

            The Department administers Postal Life Insurance for the benefit of Postal, Telecom and other Central Govt. Employees and Employees of State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Nationalized Banks and Local bodies etc. Planning and Policy-making at Headquarters. The Postal Services Board is the apex management body of the Department, comprising the Chairman (who is also the Secretary, Department of Posts and Director General) and six Members.  The six members of the Board hold functional portfolios of Operations, Personnel,   PLI, HRD, Technology and Planning.  The Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor to the Department is a permanent invitee to the Board.  The Secretary, Postal Services Board, assists the Board.  Deputy Directors General, Directors and Assistant Directors General provide necessary support to the Board at the Headquarters. 

            Postal Circles For providing postal services, the whole country has been divided  in to 22 Postal circles extending postal services to 30 States and 6 UTs. Each circle is co-terminus with a State except (i) the North Eastern Circle, which comprises six North Eastern States, (ii) Maharashtra circle which includes Goa, (iii) West Bengal Circle includes Sikkim and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, (iv) Kerala circle includes the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and Mahe District of Puducherry (UT), (v) Punjab Circle includes the Union Territory of Chandigarh, (vi) Gujarat circle includes Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT), (vii) Andhra Pradesh Circle includes  Telangana State and (viii) Tamil Nadu Circle includes Union Territory of Puducherry ( Except Mahe District).

             The Chief Postmaster General heads each Circle.  Each Circle is divided into Regions comprising groups of field units, called Divisions (Postal / RMS Divisions).  Each Region is headed by a Postmaster General.  In the Circles , DAP and Regions, there are other functional supporting logistics units like Circle Stamp Depots,  Postal Store Depots and Mail Motor Service.  

            Army Postal Services Over and above these 22 Circles, the communication needs of the armed forces are catered to by the Base Circle.  Base Circle is headed by the Additional Director General, Army Postal Service.  The officer cadre of Army Postal Services is drawn on deputation from the Indian Postal Service.  75 % of the other ranks of the Army Postal Service are drawn from the Department of Posts and the remaining personnel are recruited by the Army. 

            Operational Units:-There are 21 GPOs presently functioning in the country. They are:  Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh Circle), Guwahati (Assam Circle), Patna(Bihar), Delhi (Delhi), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh),Sri Nagar (Jammu& Kashmir), Ranchi (Jharkhand),Bangalore (Karnataka),Thiruvanantapuram (Kerala), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh),Mumbai (Maharashtra),Shillong(North East),Bhubaneswar Orissa), Chandigarh(Punjab), Jaipur (Rajasthan),Chennai(Tamil Nadu), Dehradun (Uttrakhand), Lucknow Uttar Pradesh) and Kolkata (West Bengal Circle).

             Kausik chennai: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA), Ghaziabad is the Apex Training Institution and caters to the training needs of the managerial cadres of India Post. It conducts induction training of Indian Postal Service officers and mid-carrier training programmes for Indian Postal Service officers. It also conducts Induction Training for Gr.`B‟ officers besides some specialized need based training's on technology, Marketing and other fields of importance.  

            There are six Postal Training Centers at Darbhanga, Guwahati, Madurai, Mysore, Saharanpur and Vadodra. These Training Centres cater to the training needs of Inspectorial cadre (Inspector Posts/Assistant Superintendents of Posts) and all Gr. `C‟ employees (Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. They also conduct induction training for the Inspector Posts and for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. 

            383 Workplace Training Centres (WTCs) in circles are operational.  These WTCs cater to the training needs of various categories of staff near their work place.

            There are also 5 Zonal Training Centres (ZTCs) which cater to training needs of the Postal Accounts Personnel. Engineering wing comprising of Architectural, Civil and Electrical Engineering disciplines is entrusted with design and construction of all Major  & Minor building projects and maintenance of buildings in the Department.



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Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station / headquarters from going abroad while on leave – Dopt CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 Notifying of Holiday Homes at Rameswaram and Puducherry in Tamil Nadu Circle.  (Click the link below for details)

 Medical fee payable to Doctots for examining the PLI proponents (Click the link below for details) http://www.indiapost.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1490

 Instructions on recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) - reg' (Click the link below for details)




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Latest official News from 7th Pay Commission

 REPORT IS UNDERWAY AND WILL BE SUBMITTED IN GIVEN TIME

            The following is the message which is published in official website of 7th pay commission….

Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained.

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government. (Click the link below for details)


Monday, June 29, 2015

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER: JULY 2015

“MAKE THE NFPE STRONGEST BY ENROLLING MAXIMUM MEMBERSHIP”

          Process of fresh verification of membership is going on. Our entire rank and file is making all efforts to enroll maximum membership in favour of all NFPE unions. This is high time when we have to prove that the NFPE is only the vanguard and first and natural choice of entire Postal Employees.

         Some disruptive forces who do not like the unity of workers have started playing their dirty game by introducing new unions in P-III and P-IV with the word “United”. So we have to make aware the members about it. Our rival unions are also making all efforts to delay the process of verification. One union  which is affiliated with  the ruling class  is also putting  so many hurdles in the verification  process as they  know that they  cannot reach to the goal and want to enjoy the facilities  granted by Govt. in the  name of  limited  trade union facilities.

         Make the members understand that this is the NFPE who has been continuously and consistently fighting for the cause of entire postal employees since its formation from 1905 in the form of Postal Club and thereafter as NFPTE/NFPE from 1954. Many historic and glorious strikes have been conducted under the banner of NFPE and have achieved so many demands. Recently recruitment in all cadres, stoppage of closure of 9797 Post Office and closure and merger of RMS Offices and  halt on Corporatization and privatization as recommended by Task Force Committee, in Postal Services  are our  great achievements, But still we have to travel a long  journey and being  in the main stream of working class  we have to fight  against the economic policies of Govt. of India which  are totally against  the interests  of working class and common man.

           We have to start our serious preparations to make 2nd September-2015 –Nation Wide General Strike on the call of Central Trade Unions, a historic success. This is a big fight of working class to resist the policies of Central Government which are Pro-capitalist and anti working class. Within the period of one year of Modi Government so many retrograde policies have been implemented. The existing labour laws i.e. Industrial Dispute Act, Contract Labour (Regulation and wages) act, Factories Act, Apparentice Act have been amended in favour of industrialists. The Government is moving ahead very fast to privatize most of the government service like Railways, Defence, Telecom, Postal, Banking, Insurance etc. by introducing FDI. Disinvestment has been started in Profit making Public Sector undertakings. Ban on recruitment in Central Government Services has further aggravated the problem of unemployment as lakhs and lakhs educated youth is wondering hither and thither for the search of job. Outsourcing, contractrization, hire and fire policies are paving way for exploitation and corruption.  So being a responsible organization we have to fight against all these retrograde policies of Government of India.

        For fighting we have to make ourselves strong and we can become stronger only by enrolling maximum membership in favour of all NFPE unions and if NFPE becomes  stronger it will be more advantageous  to Postal Employees in particular and entire  Central Government Employees and working class in general.

        So please enroll maximum membership and make the NFPE strongest.





NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055
No.NJCA/2015                                                                                     Dated: June 15, 2015

All the Members of the NJCA,

Dear Comrades,

 Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June

             The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together.
 It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct.
The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.. With greetings,


New empanelment w.e.f. 24.06.2015 under CGHS Delhi/NCR CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

RBI may give payment bank licence to postal department in August: Ravi Shankar Prasad CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/ET NEWS

Revision of rate and Guideline for Reimbursement of Expenses on Purchase of hearing AIDS under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHSCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Why India Post could become e-commerce’s most potent delivery partner CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



Friday, June 26, 2015

REVISION OF CRITERIA FOR GRANTING OF NFSG TO ORGANIZED GROUP "A" CENTRAL SERVICE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILShttp://img1.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif

 IMMEDIATE RELATION, GUEST, DEPENDENT, SUBLETTING, SHARING ETC. - AMENDMENT TO ALLOTMENT OF GOVERNMENT RESIDENCES RULES CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Thursday, June 25, 2015

REVISED VERIFICATION ORDERS ISSUED ON 23-6-2015