Saturday, July 30, 2016

Following officers from Karnataka Circle are retiring from Govt. service on superannuation on 31/7/2016.

Filing up of Assets and Liabilities last date extended to 31st December 2016

Promotion to the grade of Director General Postal Services in the Department of Posts - order date 29.07.2016

G Mail to be stopped w.e.f. 01.09.2016 in India Post domain

Email from India post email ID to all other emails are to be allowed in the Indiapost VPN Network

Emails from any other emails to India post mail ID is to be allowed

Emails of all other email service providers like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail etc will not be allowed to open in India post VPN Network

Email IDS have been provided to all offices in the country.

All official designations (Officers) up to Sub-Divisions have already been created and communicated

Email IDs to offices in 10 Circles, up to Single handed SPMs completed

Email IDs to all offices in Kerala, Rajasthan and Delhi circles would be circulated by 10th August 2016

Email IDs to all offices in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab Circle would be circulated by 15th August 2016.

Hence, all officials at all levels should be informed and educated to use India post email ID for all correspondences. The email communications between circles, regions, divisions and post offices including the system administrators should be strictly implemented to use India post mail IDs alone.

This may kindly be circulated to all concerned to prepare them for using Indiapost email, as access to all other mail services would be stopped from 1st September 2016 in our network.

Yours Sincerely,

(V M Sakthivelu)
Deputy Director CEPT

Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC - Fixation of pay and payment of arrears - instructions regarding

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Draft Gradation list of Inspector Posts cadre up to the year 2000 circulated for updation

1) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List upto the year 1991

2) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1992 and 1993

3) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1994 and 1995

4) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1996 and 1997

5) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1998, 1999 and 2000

Draft Gradation list of Inspector Posts cadre up to the year 2000 circulated for updation

1) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List upto the year 1991

2) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1992 and 1993

3) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1994 and 1995

4) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1996 and 1997

5) CLICK HERE to view Gradation List for the year 1998, 1999 and 2000

7th CPC Arrears should be paid along with August Salary- Finance Ministry Order

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell, 7 CPC)
Room No. 214, The Ashok
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission- Fixation of pay and Payment of arrears – instructions Regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department Of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25/07/2016, bringing out the decisions of the Government On the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as well as the consequent promulgation of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, notified vide G.S.R NO. 721(E) dated 25th July, 2016 regarding fixation Of pay in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 and to say the provisions governing such fixation Of pay have been clearly enunciated in the said Rules.

2. Accordingly in pursuance of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, appropriate necessary action to fix the pay of the employees covered thereunder in the revised pay structure needs to be carried out forthwith in accordance with the provisions contained therein. In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed at Annexure. The statement of fixation of pay in revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the Service Book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller Of Accounts/Controller Of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post-check.

3. The revised pay structure effective from 01.012016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01 2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016. The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

4. The decision on the revised rates and the date of effect of all Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such Allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued on 25.072016

5. The contributions under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall Continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders,

6. The existing system on interest free advances for medical treatment, Travelling Allowance for family Of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall continue as hitherto.

7. The arrears as accruing on account Of revised pay consequent upon fixation Of pay under CCS Rules, 2016 with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment Of salary for the month Of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay. DDOs/PAOs shall ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

8. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check Of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay, However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date Of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl Of the arrears claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

9. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore, the Drawing & Disbursing Officers should make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof,

10. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

11. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement Of arrears should be completed immediately.

12. Hindi version will follow.
(R.K Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

 Download : 7thCPC pay fixation and Payment of Arrears original copy
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Shri B. V. Sudhakar is our new Secretary (Posts)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7th CPC: Govt to set up anomalies committees

The Centre will set up anomalies committees to examine individual, post and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of seventh Central Pay Commission.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been authorized to take action regarding pay and related issues concerning officers of all India services--Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

"Anomalies committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission," the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of the pay panel's recommendations.

The three-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, which had submitted its report on November 19, 2015, was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Center.

Besides, they also get two additional increments at the rate of 3 per cent over their basic pay at three promotion stages i.E., promotion to the Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and to the Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) after putting in about four, eight and 13 years of service, respectively.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including the IPS, have been demanding pay parity and other benefits enjoyed by IAS officers.

"Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them," the latest order issued yesterday said.

No annual increment for non-performing employees: Government

Non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not upto the mark, the Centre has said. 

The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to "very good" from "good" level, the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations. 

The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the Ministry said as it "accepted" the pay panel's recommendations. 

The recommendation of "withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service" has been "accepted", it said. 

The pay panel had in its report to the Centre said that there is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. 

"The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. 

"The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees," it had said. 

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.

Source:-The Economic Times

Department of Posts fails to pay tax, CBEC faults officials

The Department of Posts could not pay its service tax because of "unwarranted refusal" by the officials concerned who did not exercise their discretionary power in letting it pay the levy through cheque. 

The Service Tax Rules, 1994, stipulate that while every assessee shall pay the levy electronically through Internet banking, the jurisdictional deputy/assistant commissioner may for reasons to be recorded in writing allow the assessee to deposit service tax through any other mode. 

"In spite of these provisions, the Department of Posts (DoP) has informed that in certain jurisdictions, officers are not allowing them permission to pay by cheque," said a communication from the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) to its senior officials. 

DoP has been refused permission by Controller General of Accounts to open a current account, which in any case would have allowed electronic payment. 

"Under the circumstances, they can make a payment by cheque only," CBEC said. 

The Board, tasked with the responsibility to collect indirect taxes, including service tax, further said the assessee in question is a government department and "the question of jeopardy to revenue cannot exist". 

It noted that refusing permission to DoP amounts to "expecting them to comply with the law while simultaneously preventing them from doing so". 

"The purpose of giving discretion in the law gets defeated," CBEC noted while directing officials concerned to use powers vested in them "judiciously and rationally". 

Accordingly, whether it is Department of Posts or any other assessee, CBEC "directed" that discretion vested in the jurisdictional deputy/assistant commissioners should be exercised judiciously and rationally. 

Also, the supervisory officers should, from time to time, check such exercises of discretion so that there are no "unwarranted refusals", CBEC added.

Source:-The Economic Times

The Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revised Pay Rules, 2016

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The Seventh Central Pay Commission - Resolution

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Amendments in All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968.

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Revision of Fixed Stationary Charges (FSC) for Post Offices, SBCO in HOs and IP/ASP

CHQ News : GS reply on 7 CPC : Dream came into truth, Inspector Posts got GP Rs.4600/-

I would like to thanks wholeheartedly to my all members who have shown faith on me at 37th Biennial All India Conference held at Bangalore during the period from 28/1/2012 and 29/1/2012 and unanimously elected as General Secretary of the Association. At that time there were two important issues pending before our Association viz. Submission of Memorandum to 7CPC and cadre re-structuring of Inspector Posts cadre. Those who have attended the said conference knows that in my concluding speech I had promised that I will submit both the issues to the appropriate offices on time and try to get justice to our cadre. And I did it. Since last more than 4 and half years I am holding this coveted post and trying at my level best to give always positive results to our members/friends/colleagues on their grievances. During this period our Association reached at high level and now-a-days everyone in the department knows very well. Today, I am very happy to inform you that out of above two important issues one is settled 100% in our favour. Everybody aware that second pending issue i.e. cadre restructuring has already and timely taken up with Directorate but on submission of 7CPC report to Government on our favour on 19/11/2015 it was requested Directorate to keep the proposal submitted by Association in abeyance till implementation of recommendations of 7CPC.  Now we have prepare a fresh proposal and have to finalize in ensuing CWC to be held at Ujjain (MP). I am working sincerely on second issue and will try to get the result same as today we got. 

Today, Govt. vide Gazette notification No. 246 dated 25th July 2016 under MoF file No. 1-2/2016-IC has issued resolution in connection with acceptance of recommendations of 7CPC.

As demanded in our Memorandum, we got GP of Rs. 4600/- to Inspector Posts cadre. 7CPC recommended in their report Rs. 4800/- to ASP and Rs. 5400/- to PS Gr. B (PB-2) and same are accepted by Govt. in toto.

The following will be the entry level pay structure of our cadre.

Sl. No.
Name of the Post
Grade Pay
Revised Pay Structure
Existing Grade Pay
Grade Pay corresponding to which revised Levels have been recommended
Level in Pay Matrix
Para No. of the 7CPC Report
Inspector Posts
Assistant Superintendents Posts
PS Gr. B

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale) 
General Secretary 

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CHQ News: GS write letter to ADG on combined All India Seniority List of IP for the year 2001 and 2002

Shri Abhay Kumar,
Assistant Director General (SPN),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Preparation of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and onwards… regarding.  

Ref.       : Your letter No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 09th June 2016

                In continuation to this Association’s letter of even number dated 9/7/2016, 12/7/2016, 18/7/2016 and 25/7/2016 representations received from following officials are enclosed herewith for further necessary action.

1.   Shri Anil Kumar Dwivedi, ASP, East Sub Division, Faizabad Division.

2.   Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathi, AD (Estt/Plg, o/o PMG, Bareilly Region, Bareilly.

It is requested to kindly examine the representations of the above named officers and decide it impartially, judiciously and as per the rules and regulations framed by the nodal ministry. It is also requested to kindly arrange to release the seniority lists of pending years at the earliest.

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

CHQ News: GS received acknowledgement from Directorate i/c/w demand of GP of Rs.4800/- to IP