Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Superannuation retirement of Sri H M Havanur Superintendent PSD Hubli

Sri H M Havanur Superintendent PSD Hubli today retired on superannuation. 

   We wish him a very happy and peaceful retired life.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Directorate has revised the syllabus for LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B


Directorate vide memo No. A.34012/03/2013-DE dated 22nd April 2014 has revised the syllabus for LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B. 

To view the memo, please CLICK HERE. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TIPS to WOMEN

1) What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she prepares to enter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?


Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.


2) What to do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your house, run into the kitchen.



Experts Say: You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are 
kept.And where the knives and plates are. All these can be turned into 
deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils 
all over. 
Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a 
molester. He does not want to be caught.

3} Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.

Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration number. Then use the mobile to call your family or friend and pass on the details to them in the language the driver understands.Even if no one answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows someone has his details and he will be in serious trouble if anything goes wrong. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. A potential attacker is now your DE fact o protector!


4}What if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to – and you feel you are entering a danger zone?


Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or your stole (dupatta) to wrap around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.


5} If you are stalked at night.

Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament. If it is night and shops are not open, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television.


Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you.
After all, being mentally alert is the greatest weapon you can ever have. 

Shared by brother P V Damodar ASP (HQ) Raichur Division.  

GS Desk...

Letter to Secretary i/c/w non grant of promotion to ASP under ACP Scheme

No. GS/AIAIASP/Raj/Misc-2/2014                                 Dated :     23/4/2014.

To,                                                                                           
The Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001. 

Subject : Non grant of promotion under Assured Career Progression Scheme. 

Respected Madam,
            
I am enclosing herewith a copy of representation received from Sri D. S. Kanwar, ASP, Korba Sub Division, Korba 495677 (Chhattisgarh) addressed to Postal Directorate regarding non grant of promotion under ACP Scheme.

          The above named officer entered in the department as PA on 29-7-1981 and passed IP examination in the year 1991 under ST category and joined on 19-10-1994. He has completed 24 years of service in the department on 29-7-2005. The officer has promoted to ASP cadre on adhoc basis on 25-1-2008 and thereafter without any break promoted on regular basis on 4-3-2011.

As per ACP Scheme “the employee having more than 12 but less than 24 years of regular service, shall be granted first up-gradation immediately and shall also be considered for second financial up-gradation under the ACP scheme, as and when he completes 24 years of regular service without waiting for completion of 12 years of regular service after the first financial up-gradation, already granted”.  Secondly, as per DoPT OM No. 36012/23/96-Estt (Res.) dated 22/7/1997 concessions were given to the SC/ST employees for considering them for promotion without reference to merit and the prescribed bench mark. These versions have been reintroduced w. e. f. 3/10/2000 as per DoPT OM No. 36012/23/96-Estt (Res.) Vol.II dated 3/10/2000. The officer has not come across with any disciplinary / vigilance case and his ACRs were also clear, and till the reporting period 2008-09 not a single adverse remark was communicated to him. It is surprising that the officer is due for IInd ACP w.e.f. 29/7/2005, but Chhattisgarh circle has not included the officers name in the zone of promotion under ACP scheme.  

It is therefore urged to cause to issue necessary directions to CPMG, Chhattisgarh Circle to consider the representation of the officer and allow him promotion / financial up-gradation under IInd ACP scheme w. e. f. 29/7/2005.

Soliciting early response,               
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)

General Secretary

Excess pay given due to wrong pay fixation shall not be recovered from employee

     High Court today said that if excess pay was granted to an employee due to erroneous pay fixation done by the department and not due to any misrepresentation by him, that amount shall not be recovered from employee from the retiral benefits, that too after retirement.

      He directed the authorities not to make any recovery on the ground of any wrong fixation done during the service, as it was not the petitioner’s mistake.
Allowing a petition from K Syed Razack, a retired Police InspectorJustice D Hariparanthaman set aside the order of the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, to recover Rs 36,312 from the DCRG (Death-Cum-Retirement Gratuity) of the petitioner.
     The judge also directed that the amount be refunded if any already recovered from the petitioner within six weeks.
     Razack submitted he was appointed Grade-II constable on June 1, 1971. After two promotions, he was listed in ‘C’ list of head constables fit for promotion to Sub-Inspector’s post on Sep 22, 1985. As there was no vacancy, he was not promoted at that time.
    Later, he was promoted temporarily as SI on September 15, 1987 and also paid salary by fixing his pay to the post. He was regularised in the post with effect from August 17 1992, promoted as Inspector on October 15,2003 and retired from service on January 31, 2009.
    When the pension proposals were sent, the Accountant General opined that the benefit of fixation was given from September 15, 1987 and should be given only from the date of regularisation of service (August 7, 1992).
    The Police Commissioner then passed an order to recover Rs 36,312 from the DCRG of Razack towards alleged excess payment due to the fixation.
    Citing a judgment of a division bench, which held such recovery was bad, the judge said he was also of the view that the judgement applies to the facts of this particular case.
“Any wrong fixation that was said to have been made in 1987 shall not be sought to be recovered, after retirement in 2009, more particularly, when it is not the case of the authorities that the wrong fixation was done at the instance of the petitioner by way of misrepresentation.”
“Even, if there was any error, the petitioner cannot be made to suffer after retirement, by way of recovery,” the judge said.
PTI

7th CPC questionnaire 

BPS Draft Reply highlighting OROP, FMA, NPS Withdrawal, Merger of DR, Exemption from IT To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

No.1(3)/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd April, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay In the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 7th October, 2013 revising the rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 183% to 200% w.e.f. 1.1.2014. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. of even number dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

sd/-
(Subhash Chand)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da_order_cab01012014.pdf]

Amendment to POLI Rules, 2011


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GS Desk...

Reminder to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre

No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger-ASP/2013                                    Dated :      21/4/2014.

To,                                                                                          
Ms P. Gopinath,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Collection of information in respect of Inspector Posts and   Assistant Superintendents Posts working in Department of Posts. 

Ref.     :  Directorate letter No. 25-35/2011-Estt-PE-I dated 21st January, 2014.

Respected Madam,
            
      IP/ASP would like to bring to your kind notice that a proposal for merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre was forwarded to Directorate under letter of even number dated 20/11/2013. This issue was already discussed at length in person with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt) and Director (Estt) and during the course of discussion; everybody has appreciated the proposal, as since last 33 years no cadre review has been taken place for IP cadre. The issue of parity of GP and promotional prospects of Inspectors in the Department like Income Tax, Customs and Central Excise etc. was also discussed. It was brought to the notice of all the officers that, in other Departments, Inspectors get promotion direct to PS Gr. B but in the DOP there is exists an intermediary grade of ASPs having Gazetted status. The response of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure was also informed in the matter of raising the GP of IPs from the existing Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- so as to bring them on par with Inspectors in other Departments.

      It is to further bring to your kind notice that all the circles have submitted the requisite information called for by Directorate vide above referred letter. This vital issue is pending at Directorate since more than 5 months. In case of any query in the matter, this Association may be called for discussion. 

     It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter personally and caused to move the proposal to the Nodal Ministry immediately.  
            
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chief Postmaster General Karnataka Circle Bangalore has issued order i/r/o regular ASP order to the following IP's vide memo No STA-1/21/ASP-XIV dated 9.04.2014

1. Sri ShreeKantayya  re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
2. Sri K Sudhakar (APS) re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
3. Sri V V Nimbargi  re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
4. Sri S Nagendra re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
5. Sri P Chidanand re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
6. Sri Tarakesh re allotted to Bangalore Region Bangalore.
7. Sri R V Madivalar re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
8. M/s Gayatri re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
9. Sri M K Kottal re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
10. Sri Mohan Pattar re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
11. Sri Sudhakar S Murthy re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.

    Congratulations to all, the concerned PMG's will issue posting order...


GS Desk..

No. CHQ/IPASP/CRC/2012                                      Dated :      17/4/2014.

To,                                                                                          
Ms P. Gopinath,
Secretary (Posts)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Quota of General Line in PS Gr. B Examination…Regarding.

Respected Madam,  
            
Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 15/7/2013, 19/11/2013 (copy enclosed) & 6/1/2014 addressed to Secretary (Posts) on the captioned subject.

As inscribed in the letters hitherto, your kind attention is hereby brought to the facts that the issue of finalization of Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre as per the suggestions given by this Association and reduction of the share of General Line Officials from 6% to 3% in the LDCE for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre have not been resolved even after lapse of considerable period. Due to these reasons, Department has not conducted the LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013 and also Sr. Postmaster’s Examination from 2010.

This Association therefore once again requested your honour to kindly finalize the RRs of PS Gr. B cadre and reduce the share of General Line officials in LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B at the earliest and thereafter conduct the examinations separately for the year 2013 and 2014.
                  
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for necessary action to :

The Director (R & P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. He is requested to refer SR Division letter No. 09-01/2014-SR dated 11thJanuary 2014 (Copy enclosed).

GS Desk..

No. CHQ/IPASP/MMS/2013                                     Dated :      17/4/2014.

To,                                                                                          
Shri Rajkumar,
Director (Staff),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspectors, Posts from the year 2000 onwards…reg.

Ref.        : Directorate file No. 9-9/2011-SPG dated 20th February, 2013.
 
Respected Sir,
            
 Kindly refer to Directorate’s above cited letter vide which ‘Seniority List (Gradation List) of Inspector of Posts line officials for the year 1998 and 1999 (updated as on 1/4/2013) was circulated to all Circles. As you well aware that issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspectors, Posts was unresolved since more than decade. I had severally discussed this issue with your honour over phone and also in person and I am told that remaining year’s seniority lists will also be circulated in due course. But more than 2 months period is over since issue of two years seniority list (49 officials), and nothing is heard from Directorate.

          It is therefore fervently requested to arrange issue of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts cadre from the year 2000 onwards in phase manner at the earliest and make it available in the website of India Posts. This Association will extend all types of co-operation to release the pending seniority lists.
         
         Hopping for a positive response and line in reply.  
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Reminder to Directorate for grant of GP of Rs. 5400/- to all ASPs/PS Gr. B Officers after completion of 4 years of regular service in GP of Rs. 4800/- earned under MACP

No. CHQ/IPASP/GP/MACP/2013                                        Dated :      17/4/2014.

To,                                                                                          
Shri Surendera Kumar,  
ADG (PCC),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Request for grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- to the ASPs after completion 4 years of regular service in GP of Rs. 4800/-earned under MACP Scheme.

Respected Sir,
            
 I would like to draw your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 15/6/2013 addressed to Hon’ble Secretary (P) and subsequent reminders dated 16/9/2013, 11/11/2013, 31/1/2014 and 1/3/2014  wherein it was requested to convey the approval of granting of Non Functional Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- to all the ASPs / PS Gr. B officers effective from the date they have completed 4 years regular service in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-, but despite lapse of considerable period neither the above captioned letters acknowledged nor present status of matter reported to this Association. Also refer SR Division letters No. 10-09/2013-SR dated 25/9/2013 & 30th September 2013.

 On behalf of all IP/ASPs it is once again requested to intimate the present status of this vital issue by return of post, as all are eagerly waiting to know the decision taken at Directorate. 
                  
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for necessary action to :

Shri V. Ramaswamy, ADG (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001 w. r. t. SR Division letter No. 10-09/2013-SR dated 30thSeptember 2013.

FAQ on Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government of India


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM IN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS AND PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, NEW DELHI, THEREIN

Sl. No.  Question Response
 1 What is the postal address of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances?

 Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, 5th floor, Sardar Patel Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001.
Website: www.darpg.gov.in
Tele fax – 23741006
 2 What is the organization structure of grievance redress in Government of India?

 The organization structure comprises of the following nodal agencies for receiving grievances from the citizens :
(a) The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.(DAR&PG) (http://pgportal.gov.in)
(b) The Public Wing in Rashtrapati Bhawan Secretariat. (http://helpline.rb.nic.in)
(c) The Public Wing in the Prime Minister’s Office. d) The Directorate of Public Grievances in Cabinet Secretariat. (DPG) (http://dpg.gov.in) e) The Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare.(DP&PW) (http://pgportal.gov.in/pension/)
All the above nodal agencies receive grievances online through http://pgportal.gov.in as well as by post or by hand in person, from the public.

The grievances received online in the Public Wing of Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Prime Minister’s Office and the DP&PW, also get converged in thehttp://pgportal.gov.in (For details please refer to Chapter 1 of the bilingual ‘Compilation of Guidelines for Redress of Public Grievances, August 2010’, accessible on Public Grievance portal as above and under ‘Rules and Manuals’ on www.darpg.gov.in)
 3 What is the mandate of the DAR&PG with regard to grievances?

 As per ‘Allocation of Business Rules 1961’, the following work on grievances is allocated to DAR&PG:-
1. Policy, coordination and monitoring of issues relating to –
(a) Redress of public grievances in general; and
(b) Grievances pertaining to Central Government agencies
 4 What are the requirements for sending of grievances by post?

 In cases where internet facility is not available or even otherwise, the citizen is free to send his grievance by Post. For this, no form is prescribed. The grievance may be written on any plain sheet of paper or on a Postcard / Inland letter and addressed to the Department.
 5 After redress, can the grievance be re-opened for further correspondence about it having been closed without details etc.?

 No. In such situations, the citizen will have to lodge a fresh grievance drawing reference to the closed grievance, and call for details. Sometimes, the details are sent by post and mentioned in the final report. The postal delivery may be awaited before lodging a fresh grievance.
 6 What is the common framework for grievance redress in all Central Ministries / Departments/ Organizations?

 Framework for redress of grievances in all Central Ministries / Departments / Organizations: Every Central Ministry / Department has designated a Joint Secretary or a Director / Deputy Secretary, as its ‘Director of Grievances’.
He / She is the nodal officer for redress of grievances on work areas allocated to that particular Ministry / Department.
 7 What are the contact details of the Nodal Officers of Public Grievances in |Ministries/Department?

 This list is accessible through- out the year on the Department’s website at www.darpg.nic.in and atwww.pgportal.gov.in
 8 When was pg portal started?

 Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) is operational since 1/6/2007
 9 What is the purpose and objectives of pgportal?

 Pgportal is an online system for facilitating citizen for lodging of grievances from anywhere, anytime 24x7. The system enables Ministries/Departments close monitoring of the grievances received for expeditious disposal and upload Action Taken Report.
The citizens can view the status of action taken. There is also a feedback mechanism for satisfaction rating by the complainant of the action taken which may lead to further improvements.
 10 What type of Public Grievances are heard by the Department?

 Forenoon of every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for receiving and hearing of grievances by the Director of Public Grievances in person.
 11 What are the type of grievances which are not taken up for redress by the department?

 (a). Subjudice cases or any matter concerning judgment given by any court.
(b). Personal and family disputes.
(c). RTI matters.
 12 What is the role of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) with reference to the grievances concerning Central Ministries/Departments/ Organizations?

 The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances is the chief policy making, monitoring and coordinating Department for public grievances arising from the work of Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India. The grievances received in the department are forwarded to the Ministries/Departments concerned.

Redressal of grievances is done by respective Ministries/Departments in a decentralized manner. The Department periodically reviews the status of redressal of public grievances under CPGRAMS of Ministries/Departments for speedy disposal of grievances / complaints.
 13 What is the role of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) with reference to the grievances concerning State Government?

 All grievances relating to State Governments / Union Territory Administrations and Government of NCT Region of Delhi, are to be redressed by the State/ UT/ NCT Government concerned. Citizens are advised to take up matter regarding pendency of their grievances directly with the State Government concerned. In view of federal principle of governance enshrined in the Constitution of India no monitoring is done by the DARPG.
 14 What procedures are used by DARPG to inform the aggrieved citizen?

 On successful lodging of a grievance an acknowledgment is auto generated on the online system. A grievance received by post is acknowledged within three days of the receipt.
A grievance received by hand is acknowledged at the same time After careful scrutiny, the grievances received in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances are forwarded to the Ministries/ Departments/Organizations/State Governments/ UTs concerned for appropriate action.
The complainant is also informed about the name and address of the officer and the organization to whom the complaint has been forwarded for action.
 15 What is the time limit for redress of grievance?

 60 days as per Guidelines. In case of delay an interim reply with reasons for delay is required to be given.

However, this time limit is not mandatory as the grievance redress mechanism is voluntary in nature.
16  What action can be taken by the citizen in case of non-redress of his grievance within the prescribed time?

 He may take up the matter with the Director of Public Grievances of the Ministry/Department concerned whose details are available on the pgportal.
 17 In case of non-redress of a grievance within the stipulated time of 60 days, what action can be taken against the officer concerned?

No penal provisions have been prescribed in the Guidelines relating to redress of public grievances.

However, in case of any dereliction of duty it is the responsibility of the Ministry/Department concerned, to take disciplinary action against the erring official.


Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)


PMG North Karnataka Region Dharwad has issued adhoc posting order i/r/o IP cadre vide memo No: NKR/STA-2/171/2013 dated 11.04.2013


PMG North Karnataka Region Dharwad has issued transfer order i/r/o ASP cadre vide memo No NKR/STA-2/176/2014-15 dated 10.04.2014

PMG North Karnataka Region Dharwad issued transfer order i/r/o IP cadre vide memo No NKR/STA-2/171/2014-15 dated 10.04.2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Identification of 8 HSG I (IP line posts) in Karnataka Circle for Grade III- A reply from CPMG


Short stories with a moral


A child told the mother: “Mum you are very beautiful today.”
Replied the mother : “Why?”
The child said : “ Because you did not get angry today .”
Moral of the story:
1. It is easy to possess beauty:- do not get angry.
2. Anger is temporary madness.



A man attended an interview for a job.
Along the corridor, he picked up a piece and threw it into a dustbin.
The interviewer passed by and saw it.
This man got the job.
Moral of the story:
Live with good habits, and you will be recognized.



A small boy worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop.
A man sent a bicycle for repair.
After repairing the bicycle, this boy cleaned up the bicycle and it looked like a new one.
Other apprentices laughed at him for doing redundant work.
The second day after the owner claimed the bicycle back, this boy was pinched and offered a job.
Moral of the story :
1.Go the extra mile to be successful.
2. Doing more gains more Doing less loses more.


The owner of a farm asked his child to work everyday at the farm.
His friend said to him : “ You do not have to make your son work so hard. The crops would grow just as good.”
Owner of the farm replied: “ I am not cultivating my crops, but my child.”
Moral of the story:
1. A simple way to groom a child is to let him experience some hardships.
2. If not cut, jade would not turn into useful ware.


A shop is always brightly lit up.
Someone asked : “What brand of bulb are you using ? It is so lasting.”
The shop owner replied : “Our bulbs blew out frequently. We replaced them once a bulb blew out.”
Moral of the story:
1. It is simple to maintain brightness , change the bulbs regularly.
2. To brightening up everyday life : Endeavor to abandon unwholesome states of mind and make an effort to encourage wholesome states to grow.

Closing of Central Govt. Offices in connection with general election to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and bye-elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014