Saturday, June 24, 2017
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 90/105 days, 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.
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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
22-June-2017 15:32 IST
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the online Software for Departmental Proceedings, here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh complemented the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), CVC and other departments for their collective efforts in this direction. He said that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been working on the principles of ‘maximum governance, minimum government’, transparency with accountability & citizen centricity and zero tolerance against corruption. The Minister said that the aim of the software is to see that the proceedings are done against corrupt officers and the honest officers are not put to harm due to inordinate delays. He said that the bureaucracy is the tool of governance and the aim of the government is to provide work-friendly environment to the officers. He said that the software will check that the honest officers are not intimidated and it will encourage the transparent functioning in the Government. It will ensure that the malpractices are not spared and the good practices are not punished, he added. He said that the efforts have been made to complete the disciplinary enquiry within 2 years. He said that reducing the timeline in completion of disciplinary proceedings will give faster relief to the honest officers.
The Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri Bhaskar Khulbe said that it is a big achievement accomplished by DoPT to bring departmental proceedings online. He said that delays are inordinate in the entire proceedings structure and this software will address that issue. He also emphasised upon the training of the disciplinary proceeding officials and also mentioned that a ready reckoner on rules and procedures should be available to the disciplinary proceeding officials.
The SS & EO, DoPT, Shri Rajiv Kumar said that DoPT has taken various steps to streamline the process and make it more transparent. This software will help fast track the process of departmental proceedings and bring more transparency in the system, he added.
The Secretary, CVC, Smt. Nilam Sawhney said that the focus of the software is to reduce the pendency in the cases related to disciplinary proceedings.
The online software portal for Departmental Proceedings is as per provisions of All India Service (AIS )(D&A) Rules, 1969, against All India Service officers. There had been serious concerns raised on the enormous time and delay encountered for completion of departmental proceedings instituted against government servants. As per a report of CVC, departmental proceedings which should ideally be completed within 2 years take anywhere from 2 to 7 years for completion. The delay is due to numerous factors which inter alia include delays in furnishing replies by the charged officer, finalisation/acquiring of documents required for proving the charges (listed documents), multiple adjournments during the inquiry process due to non-receipt or delayed receipt of information by the stakeholders and lack of accountability for completion of inquiry and in other stages during the departmental proceedings. To plug the delays and to complete inquiries expeditiously, specific timeframes were recently introduced through amendment to the AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 which were notified on 20.01.2017. The amendments have provided a timeframe of six months for completion of inquiry. Any further extension will require approval of the disciplinary authority with cogent arguments. Similarly, timeframes have also been introduced for reply of the charged officer on the charge sheet and advice of the UPSC. Amendments have also been made to the analogous provisions of CSS (CCA) Rules in respect of Central Government Employees vide notification dated 02.06.2017.
To augment the amendments made to the rules and to further expedite the inquiry process, the online system for departmental proceedings has been introduced. The online system envisages use of cloud based technology and provides interface to different stakeholders like the Administrative Ministry, which is initiating the inquiry, the Cadre Controlling Authority, Charged Officer, Inquiry Officer etc. through separate modules. All documents required for the conduct of the inquiry will be stored online and authenticated through digital signature/e-signature. Further, all communication between the different stakeholders will be through the system with provision for email and SMS alerts. The software also provides status of all pending cases on real time basis along with alerts for adhering to the timeframes indicated in the rule. It is expected that the online system will enable monitoring of the departmental cases more effectively to complete inquiries within stipulated timeframes and fix accountability at different stages. The online portal will initially be adopted in respect of IAS officers posted in the Central Government and will subsequently be extended to AIS officers in the Central Government as well as Central Group ‘A’ employees. The State Government will also be involved in the subsequent phases for consideration of extension to AIS officers serving in the State Government.
The senior officers of the DoPT were also present on the occasion.
Aadhaar has become a crucial document and a 'must have' given its increasing importance for financial transactions and the government's social security schemes.
However, even if you have Aadhaar, did you know it could have become inactive? If you do not use your Aadhaar for three continuous years then it well may become inactive, as per the UIDAI helpline and officials at an Aadhaar enrolment centre.
If your Aadhaar has not been used for the last three consecutive years i.e. you haven't linked it to any bank account or to your PAN or used it for any other transaction such as giving Aadhaar details to EPFO to claim pension and so on then it could have been deactivated.
Here's how to check the status:
On the UIDAI website homepage, under the Aadhaar services tab, there's an option saying 'Verify Aadhaar Number'.
Click here to go to UIDAI homepage
Source:-The Economic Times
New Delhi, Jun 21 (PTI) The government has given a last chance to district cooperative banks, commercial banks and post offices to deposit the banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by July 20, provided they were collected within the specified time period.
After the November 8 shock demonetisation announcement, the government had allowed commercial banks and post offices to accept the junked currency from the public till December 30. District central cooperative banks were allowed to accept them only till November 14.
The finance ministry, through a notification on Wednesday, allowed banks and post offices to exchange any old junked notes with RBI in the next one month, provided they were collected by December 30, 2016. The same window would also be available to cooperative banks if they had collected the banned notes by November 14.
The earlier window was open till December 31, a day after the 50-day period of demonetisation of high value currency.
Banks and post offices will however have to give reasons for not depositing the withdrawn notes with the specified time period "subject to the satisfaction of the RBI".
After demonetisation, the government gave holders of the junked currency a 50-day window to deposit it in their bank or post office accounts by December 30.
But cooperative banks were on November 14 barred from accepting the junked notes as deposits or exchange them with new currency.
This left cooperative banks with crores of invalid currency notes. According to a recent report, district central cooperative banks in Maharashtra alone are stuck with Rs 2,770 crore worth old notes they collected during the early days of demonetisation but were unable to deposit them with RBI.
This had led to stalling of a Maharashtra government scheme to hand out Rs 10,000 cash to distressed farmers.
Several leaders including NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and those from Shiv Sena had represented to the government for allowing cooperative banks to exchange old notes.
The relief has finally come.
In the notification, the ministry said that "specified bank notes may be deposited by such Bank, Post Office or District Central Cooperative Bank, as the case may be, in any office of the Reserve Bank, within a period of 30 days from the commencement of these rules, and get the exchange value thereof by credit" to their account.
While the grace period for resident Indians to deposit the invalidated currency notes expired on 31 March, the non- resident Indians have time till June 30 to deposit such currencies.
RBI will accept deposits collected by any bank or post office by December 30, 2016 or by any District Central Cooperative Bank from November 10-14, 2016 should be deposited within 30 days, the notification said.
They should also cite valid reasons for non-deposit of the specified bank notes within the period, it added.
Old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were junked from November 8, 2016 to eliminate black money and curb infusion and circulation of fake Indian currency notes (FICNs).
India is the second-largest producer and consumer of currency notes. The circulation of banknotes has increased to 90.27 billion pieces from 64.58 billion over the last five years.
As on November 8, 2016, the total amount of currency in circulation was Rs 17.7 lakh crore, which included specified bank notes (SBNs) of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
As per the last official count released by RBI on December 13, banks had garnered Rs 12.44 lakh crore in banned notes till December 10.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CHQ News: GS writes letter to Secretary(P) for Holding of Supplementary DPC for Promotion in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre.
No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/2016 Dated : 19/6/2017
Shri A.N. Nanda
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Subject : Holding of Supplementary DPC for Promotion in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre.
Ref. : Dte Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016
Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter number even dated 7/1/2017 followed by reminder dated 11/4/2017 regarding holding of supplementary DPC for the year 2016-17. As per Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016, 105 Inspector Line Officers promoted on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre, but few of them have said to be declined the promotion and their declination letters have already be sent by respective circles to Directorate.
Furthermore it is brought to your notice that 5 officers against whom punishment is current have been selected in DPC (para 5 of memo dated 9-12-2016), but out of these, punishment of 3 officers is found current up to 2018, and therefore these officers will not get promotion till expiry of punishment period. The promotion against these 3 officers may be treated as vacancy for supplementary DPC.
It is therefore requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and cause necessary instructions to SPG Division to release the list of officers who declined the PS Gr. B promotion and arrange to conduct supplementary DPC at the earliest please.
With profound regards.
CHQ News: GS write request letter to Secretary (Posts) to intervene in pending issues of Association
No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Pending/2017 Dated : 19/6/2017
Shri A. N. Nanda,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Subject : Informal meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) with the representatives of IP/ASP Association.
IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind attention letter of even number dated 16/2/2017 addressed to the then Secretary with a humble request to intervene in the following pending issues concerned to the members of Association, but till date single issue has not been resolved. It is quite possible that issues would have been under deliberation at Directorate.
Sir, your kind intervention is necessarily required for settlement of following long pending issues awaiting settlement.
Issue of final combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002. Also from the year 2003 onwards.
Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17
Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS and filling up of vacant post of Dy. Manager MMS
Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre
Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts)
Vigilance enquiry in the death case of Ms Mohini Gupta Ex-ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan)
Clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head
With your kind and dynamic approach in resolving the issues concerning IP/ASPs, Association would be obliged if pending issues are settled without further loss of time.
With respectful regards,