Thursday, February 28, 2013

Retirement on superannuation of Sri K V Venugopal AD RPLI and Transfer of PMG SK region

Sri K. V. Venugopal Assistant Director of Postal Services (RPLI) of South Karnataka region retired on superannuation on 28.02.2013. He served in the department for the last 40 years in various capacities. He was the Circle Secretary of IRMASRM association of Karnataka branch for more than 10 years.

We wish him a happy, contented and peaceful retired life.

Sri. Vineet Pandey PMG SK Region relieved today 28.02.2013 to join his next assignment as DDG (FS) at Directorate. We thank him and wish him all the best in his next assignment.  

The function was arranged in SK regional office to bid farewell to the officers.

Circle Secretary

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Grant of Special casual leave

The CO vide Memo No STA/10-2/Spl CL/2013 dated 26.02.2013 ordered that subject to eligibility and instructions in this regard, Special casual leave may be granted to the office bearers of All India Association of IPASPOs Karnataka Circle to enable them to attend the CWC meeting scheduled on 02.03.2013 and 03.03.2013 at Bangalore.

Circle Secretary

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Clarification about treatment of Voter ID Card and Aadhaar Card as age proof.

Minutes of Bimonthly meeting with PMG SK Region Bangalore on 17.01.2013 

Transfer of SPO's in NK Region

    PMG NK Region Dharwad has issued following transfer order in  SPO's Cadre with immediate effect vide memo No NKR/STA-2/192/2011/Kw  dated 25.02.2013

Sl No
Name of the officer
Present place of working
New place of posting
Sri S S Patil
Designate SPO Gokak Dn Gokak
SPO Belgaum Dn Belgaum
Vice Sri S D Kulkarni Transferred
Sri S D Kulkarni
SPO Belgaum Dn Belgaum
AD RO Dharwad
Against vacant post

CWC Meeting

Dear CWC members,

The CWC meeting scheduled to be held on 02.03.2013. A notification is already posted to all the members. Some of the members informed that they have not received the same till date. Hence, it is requested that all the members who have not received the notice may treat this message as a special invitation and requested to attend the meeting on 02.03.2013 at 1000 hrs. The copy of the notification reproduced below.

Circle Secretary

IP/ASP/1-25/2012                                                                                              Dated 1.02.2013
Under the provisions of Article 30 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the Circle Working Committee Meeting of the Association will be held at Annex Hall Bangalore on 02.03.2013 @ 1000 Hrs & 03.03.2013.
            Annex to Meghdoot Auditorium 5th floor GPO Building, Bangalore-560001

Monday, February 25, 2013

Transfer of IP's in NK Region

    PMG NK Region Dharwad issued following transfer order in  IP's Cadre with immediate effect

Sl No
Name of the officer
Present place of working
New place of posting
Sri R S Kamate
IP Bailhongal North Sub Division
IP RO Dharwad
In the vacant post

Transfer of ASP's in NK Region

    PMG NK Region Dharwad issued following transfer orders in  ASP Cadre with immediate effect
Sl No
Name of the officer
Present place of working
New place of posting
Sri H B Hasabi
ASP (Dn) Belgaum Dn
ASP (Dn) Bagalkot Dn
In the vacant post
Sri G C Eligar
ASP(LC) RO Dharwad
Vice Sri Nadagouda transferred
Sri V H Nadagouda
ASP (LC) RO Dharwad
Vice Sri G C Eligar transferred

Requests for re-allotment / change of posting rejected

Copy of Postal Directorate letter No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 15/02/2013 is reproduced below.

All Heads of Circles,
All PTCs,
PCSI Ghaziabad

Sub : Promotion/postings of officers in PSS Group B grade.

                I am directed to refer to this Directorate’s Order No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 28/12/2012 on the subject cited above and to say that Competent Authority has observed that some officials have not been relieved to join their new place of posting as they have represented for re-allotment / change of posting. This scenario has caused administrative problems and non-compliance of Directorate’s orders.

2.            As such I am directed to request that all the officers, who have not been relieved so far, for one reason or other, may be relieved immediately with the directions to report for duty to the office concerned as per posting orders immediately without taking into consideration of any re-allotment requests.  The re-allotment requests received from officials, who are yet to join the new post on promotion to PS Group B are not being considered at this stage.

3.            It may be ensured that all officers should join the new assignment immediately and date of joining of such officers may be intimated to this Directorate latest by 28/2/2013. In respect of officers who decline the promotion, their refusal letter may also be sent by 8/3/2013. It is requested to accord priority to this case.
Yours faithfully,

(Raj Kumar)
Director (Staff)

Bank Account Number Portability: Lok Sabha Q&A

Clarification on change of Nominee and Insurant name

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Coming soon, Post Bank of India

The postal department plans to enter the banking business with the Reserve Bank of India deciding to grant new bank licences to entities with credible track-record.

Consultant appointed : 
Sources said the Department of Posts, which has a strong foot print in rural areas, has appointed Ernst and Young (E&Y) as the consultant for the proposed ‘Post Bank’

“Ernst and Young is expected to submit a detailed project report by April, after which all the necessary measures will be taken up to apply for banking licence,” a source at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology told PTI.

The sources added that the Department of Post (DoP) might need Cabinet approval for setting up Post Bank of India.

Of the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, around 24,000 district offices may be ready to offer banking services in the next two years.

The DoP is in process of setting up 1,000 ATMs.

“Post Bank shall not only take care of the banking needs of the rural poor but shall also converge with micro-insurance and micro-remittance services of the DoP,” the source said.

As per data shared with Parliament, there were over 26 crore operational small savings accounts in post offices as on March 31, 2012, having deposits worth Rs.1.9 lakh crore.

Courtesy – The Hindu, 23rd Feb, 2013

FAQs related to the New Pension Scheme (NPS)

1.            Whether a retiring Government servant is entitled for leave encashment after retirement under the NPS?
 Answer : The benefit of encashment of leave salary is not a part of the retirement benefits admissible under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. It is payable in terms of CCS (Leave) Rules which will continue to be applicable to the government servants who join the government service on after 1-1-2004. Therefore, the benefit of encashment of leave salary payable to the governments/to their families on account of retirement/death will be admissible.

2.            Why is it mandatory to use 40% of pension wealth to purchase the annuity at the time of the exit (i.e. after the age of 60 years) from NPS?
 Answer :  This provision has been made in the New Pension Scheme with an intention that the retired government servants should get regular monthly income during their retired life.

3.            Whether any minimum age or minimum service is required to quit from Tier-I?
Answer :  Exit from Tier-I can only take place when an individual leaves Government service.

4.            Whether Dearness Pay is counted as basic pay for recovery of 10% for Tier-I?
 Answer :  As per the New Pension Scheme, the total Dearness Allowance is to be taken into account for working out the contributions to Tier-I. Subsequently, a part of the “Dearness Allowance” has been treated as Dearness Pay. Therefore, this should also be reckoned for the purpose of contributions.

5.            Whether contribution towards Tier-I from arrears of DA is to be deducted?
 Answer :  Yes. Since the contribution is to be worked out at 10% of (Pay+ DP+DA), it needs to be revised whenever there is any change in these elements

6.            Who will calculate the interest PAO or CPAO?
 Answer :  The PAO should calculate the interest.

7.            What happens if an employee gets transferred during the month? Which office will make deduction of Contribution?
 Answer :  As in the case of other recoveries, the recovery of contributions towards New Pension Scheme for the full month (both individual and government) will be made by the office who will draw salary for the maximum period.

8.            Whether NPA payable to medical officers will count towards ‘Pay’ for the purpose of working out contributions to NPS?
 Answer :  Yes. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide their O.M. no. A45012/11/97-CHS.V dated 7-4-98 that the Non-Practising Allowance shall count as ‘pay’ for all service benefits. Therefore, this will be taken into account for working out the contribution towards the New Pension Scheme.

9.            Whether a government servant who was already in service prior to 1.1.2004, if appointed in a different post under the Government of India, will be governed by the CCS (Pension) Rules or NPS?
 Answer :   In cases where Government servants apply for posts in the same or other departments and on selection they are asked to render technical resignation, the past services are counted towards pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Since the Government servant had originally joined government service prior to 1-1-2004, he should be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.


The central civil service conduct rules, 1964 impose various restrictions on central govt employees. Some Do’s and Don’ts applicable to employees are given below.


1. Maintain absolute integrity all times.
2. Maintain absolute devotion to duty at all times.
3. Those holding responsible posts – maintain independence and impartiality in the discharge of your duties.
4. Maintain decent and responsible conduct in their private life.
5. Observe proper decorum during lunch break.
6. Render prompt and coureous service to the public.
7. Report to the superiors the fact of your arrest or conviction in a Criminal court and the circumstances connected therewith, as soon as it is possible to do so.
8. Keep away from deomonstrations organized by political parties in the vicinity/ neighbourhood of government offices.
9. Manage private affairs in such a way as to avoid habitual indebtedness or insolvency.
10. Maintain political nutrality.
11. Act in accordance with the government policies.
12. Observe courtesy and consideration to Members of Parliament and State Legislatures.
13. If any legal proceedings are institued for the reocovery of any debt due from you or for adjusting you as an insolvent, report the full facts of such proceedings to the competent authority.
14. In perfomance of duties in good faith, communicate information to a person in accordance with the ‘Right to Information Act, 2005′ and the rules made thereunder.


1. Do not indulge in acts unbecoming of a government servant.
2. Do not be discourteous, dishonest of partial.
3. Do not make joint representations in matters of common interest.
4. Do not adopt dilatory tactics in your dealings with public.
5. Do not convey oral instructions to subordinates.
6. Do not practise untouchability
7. Do not associate yourself with any banned organizations.
8. Do not join any association or demonstration whose objects or activities are prejudicial to the interest of the sovereignity and integrity of India, Public order or morality.
9. Do not give expression to views on Indian or foreign affairs, while visiting foreign countries.
10. Do not get involved in unauthorized communication of any official document or any pat thereof or classified information to any government servant or any othere persons to whom you are not authorized to communicate such document of classified information.
11. Do not joint or support an illegal strike.
12. Do not enter into any private correspondance with foreign Embassies or Missions.
13. Do not accept lavish or frequent hospitality from any individual, industrial or commercial firms, organizations, etc having official dealings with you.
14. Do not accept any offer of the cost of passage to foreign coutries or hospitality by way of free board and lodging there, if such offers are from foreign firms contracting with Govt.
15. Do not accept invitations to you and members of your family for free inaugural flights offered by Air India, Indian airlines Corportation or foreign Airlines.
16. Do not give or take or abet giving or taking of dowry or demand any dowry directly or indirectly from the parent or guardian of a bride or bridgegroom.
17. Do not accept any gift from any foreign firm which is having official dealings. 
18. Do not engage yourself in canvassing business of life insurance Agency, commission agencey or advertising agency owned or managed by the members of your family.
19. Do not lend or borrow money from or deposit money as a member or agent, with any person, firm or private company with whom you likely to have official dealings. Do not otherwise place yourself under pecunary obligation with such person, firm or private company.
20. Do not approach your subordinates for standing surety for loans taken from private sources either by your / your relatons / friends.
21. Do not undertake private consultance work.
22. Do not speculate in any stock, share or other investment.
23. Do not purchase shares out of the quota reserved for friends and associates of Directors of ompanies.
24. Do not bid at any auction of property where such auction is arranged by your own officers.
25. Do not stay as guest with foreign diplomats or foreign national in India.
26. Do not invite any foreign diplomat to stay with you as a guest in India.
27. Do not accept or permit your wife or dependants to accept passage money or free air transport from a foreign Mission/ Government or Organization.
28. Do not bring any political influence in matters pretaining to your service. 29. Do not consume any intoxicating drinks or dugs while on duty.
30. Do not appear in public place in a state of intoxication.
31. Do not indulge in any act of sexual harassment of any woman at her work place. 32. Do not employee children below 14 years of age.
33. Do not accept award of monetary benefits instituted by private trusts/ Foundations , etc.

Source :

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Welcome to Sri.B.P.Sarangi Postmaster General North Karnataka  Region Dharwad by CS and office bearers of AIAIPASP Karnataka

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grant of Honorarium to Observers appointed for Limited Deptl Competitive Examinations

Postal Directorate, vide order no A.34020/17/2008 - DE dated 13.02.2013, has prescribed the following rates of Honorarium for performing the duties of Observers for conducting LDCE by approved outsourced Agency.

Sl No
Category of Officers
Rate of Honorarium
Junior Administrative Cadre
Rs 600/- per session and Rs 800/- per day.
STS/JTS  and Other officers
Rs 400/- per session and Rs 600/- per day.

Trade unions' strike unprecedented: Gurudas Dasgupta

      CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta called the trade unions' strike unprecedented and said the government had not tried to reach out to unions. 'The strike across the country is unprecedented. Autos and taxis are off the roads. Bank, insurance, telecom is closed. All oil supply is being stopped in Delhi. Unfortunately, violence is being used. The treasurer of union of Haryana Roadways has been brutally murdered in Ambala,' Dasgupta said.

    The 48-hour bandh call given by 11 trade unions has affected Odisha. Train services and public transport system are the worst hit due to the strike. In Kerala, it seemed like a complete shutdown with no buses, taxis plying on roads. Mumbai remained normal and was unaffected by the bandh.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MNC submits memorandums to PM, Union Finance Minister

National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) submitted the memorandums of demands to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Ms Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister Sri P Chidamabaram in New Delhi.

Demands projecting by NMC Chief Subash Shastri in the memorandums including constitution of 7th pay commission, immediate merger of 50 percent DA into basic pay/pension, grant of 20 percent interim relief to the salaried class across the country till the implementation of the recommendations new pay commission, raising income tax exemption limit to Rs five lakh, and enhancing the monthly wages of daily rated workers to Rs ten thousand.

In the memorandums Shastri stressed Union Finance Minister to raise the income Tax exemption limit From Rs two Lakh to Rs 5 Lakh and total exemption of DA from income tax limit, the salaried class feel that this gesture will increase purchasing power and stimulate demands.

Other demands emphasized in the memorandums mentioned included granting B-1 status to Jammu and Srinagar cities.

Shastri said that the demands highlighted in the memorandums would be major issue during the forthcoming election of Lok Sabha as these pertain to crore of Central and state government, employees and pensioners and their families which constitute a large chunk of voters.