Saturday, December 20, 2014



Something must know about Goods and Services Tax (GST)
New Delhi: There may be just few working days left for this Parliament session, but the Narendra Modi government is determined to introduce, on Monday, a bill to create Goods and Services Tax (GST). The centre aims to bring the tax into effect from April 1, 2016.

Five things about GST which one must know.

1) To make the economy stronger, GST will create a single and uniform tax structure, levied all over India on goods and services. GST will remove dual taxes that are levied at the State as well as Centre. It will help in streamlining the entire tax system for goods and services.

It is pertinent to mention here that GST is one of the most ambitious indirect tax reform ever planned in India.

2) The implementation of GST will lead to the abolition of multiple layers of taxation that currently exist in the country. At present taxes such as octroi, Central Sales Tax, State-level sales tax, entry tax, stamp duty, telecom licence fees, turnover tax, tax on consumption or sale of electricity, taxes on transportation of goods and services and et cetera have made the tax structure complex.

3) For now, taxes from two major items, sale of petroleum and alcohol, will not be subsumed by the GST.

4) GST will be collected in equal proportion by Centre and State. They will tax GST at the same rate. For example, if 20 per cent GST is charged on goods and services then Centre will collect 10 per cent and the State will collect the remaining 10 per cent.


5) Once GST comes into effect, tax administration will not only be simplified but will also be more business friendly. It will help both, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as large corporate, in filing tax returns and paying taxes.


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Kisan Vikas Patra - also made available in Banks
Government has formulated a number of schemes having different features for different segments of the saving population. Each of the available saving option has different features in terms of eligibility to invest, rate of interest, maturity period, lock-in-period, tax treatment, pledging facility, minimum and maximum ceilings etc. 

Main features of KVP, are: 

Amount invested in Kisan Vikas Patra (KYP) doubles in 100 months at the present rates. The certificates can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or to a minor. It can also be purchased jointly by two adults. 

A certificate may be transferred from one person to another with consent in writing to an officer of the Post Office or Bank. Under the scheme the transferee has to be eligible to purchase the certificate. The certificate may be prematurely encashed any time after two years and a half from the date of purchase, in the event of death of holder or any holder in case of joint holder, on order of court of Law and forfeiture by a pledge. 

The Government has no proposal to separately tax benefit on KVP. However, income on KVP would be taxable as per existing provisions. Investor will have to undergo Know Your Customer (KYC) modalities at the time of application. In the case of transfer of KVP from one customer to another, a request has to be made in writing to an officer of the Post Office or Bank and the transferee has to be eligible to purchase KVP certification in the first instance. 

Kisan Vikas Patra (KYP) has been reintroduced and is available in Post Offices. 

In future, KVP will be available in Banks which are/will be authorized for handling small savings schemes. 

This information was given by the Minister of State of Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
GUDUR Dn
To
The Supdt. Of Post Offices
Gudur Dn, Gudur-524101

                Respected Sir,

Sub: Informal meeting with The Hon’ble PMG, Vijayawada camping
        at Gudur – Reg.
Kindly arrange an informal meeting with the Hon’ble PMG, Vijayawada who is   
camping at Gudur in order to discuss some welfare issues beyond the jurisdiction of SPOs, Gudur.
                               
        
1.Building issues
·          Request for necessary repairs including arresting of leakage to the Quarters portion of kota Departmental P.O. Building. Presently SPM is residing in private rented house.

·          Request for immediate shifting of Yellasiri P.O to new premises, which was offered by same P.O Building landlord Since Present Building is with full of water and is in collapsing condition.

·         Request cause to Provide the following repairs to Sydapuram Departmental P.O. Building
§  . Non functioning of motor
§  . window glasses have been broken and Looks ugly condition
§  . Wooden door has been completely spoiled due to non availability of sunside. No security.
2. Request for Augmentation of clerical establishment in the following ‘c’ class sos, where there is justification for another hand.
                      Case of: Chennur, Chillakur, Tada and Sydapuram
3. Request for relocation of Dachur ‘c’ class so to Adurupalli point, which is a junction. Since Dachur village has been completely vacated inview of Teluguganga project.
4. Request to make podalakur (which is a centrally located point and head quarters of IP Sub Division) as a cash office to Chejerla, Virur, Dachur, Kalichedu & Kaluvoya S.Os(Spos replied that the above item is pending with R.O.)
5. Sri SK.Md. Ali, PA Gudur Division was compulsorily retired from service on 10.01.2003. Retirement gratuity was not paid after retirement on the plea of pendency of judicial proceedings. Subsequently judicial proceedings were finalized on 27.08.2009 and the official was acquitted. The official had represented for sanction of interest on retirement gratuity for delayed payment during March 2010. It is learnt that the case was referred to Directorate by PMG Vijayawada.
6. Request for provision of rooms for recreation and ladies dining at Gudur HO
7. Request for sanction PLI incentive bills: For the last two years no bills have been passed.
8. Request cause necessary approval by R.O for filling up the following GDS vacant posts, vacant since more than 6 years also.
                 GDS MC Tada ,                  GDS MD I Tada ,                     GDS MD II Tada,
                 GDS MP Manubolu,        GDS MP Dachur,                     GDSMD Podalakur
                 GDS MC/MD Chavatapalem,     MC/MD Idagali ,          MC/MD Tirumur
                MC/MD Mallam,              MC/Md Minamanamudi               MD Yakasiri
                MC Vinnamala                   MC/MD Velagalaponnur               BPM Tippaguntapalem
                MP VK Satram                   BPM Athivaram                                                MC Chilamanur
                MP Kadivedu                     MC/MD Kallur                                   MC/MD Yathalur
                MC/MD Petlur                  MC/MD Eswarawaka                      MC/MD Pudur 
                MD Amancherla               MC/MD Navur                                  BPM Talupur
                MC Tirumallapalem

Thanking you sir,

Yours faithfully,
K Chandrasekhar                                                                                                                                              K. Sudhakar

DS AIPEU PIV, Gudur                                                                                                                      DS AIPEU PIII, Gudur

Friday, December 19, 2014





Demand of "Inclusion of GDS in the ambit of 7th CPC" placed in the Agenda of NCJCM Charter.



GDS DEMAND IN THE NCJCM AGENDA : 



FOR FULL DETAILS :


DECLATION of NATIONAL CONVENTION (11-12-2014),
CHARTER OF DEMANDS, 
PROGRAMME OF ACTION & 
EXPLANATORY NOTE ON CHARTER OF DEMANDS -



ATTENTION PLEASE
KURNOOL INCIDENT



Postal officers enforcing SSP payments without providing any man power etc massive dharna is being held in front of spos kurnool division under the leadership of com. B S Varaprasad circle office bearer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quote of the Day December 18

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi

UPU News : Posts expect to deliver more than 7 million letters to Santa this year

17.12.2014 - SANTA REMAINS A MOST POPULAR ADDRESSEE FOR CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

 
Santa's postbox in Ireland

Posts worldwide, many with a long tradition in handling Santa’s mail, are expecting to receive more than seven million letters this year. 
 
Canada, where Santa's postal helpers replied to more than 1,480,000 letters in 2013, is expecting the number to increase this year. In Europe, La Poste France says it received a record 1,220,000 letters last year, and the expectations remain just as high for 2014. 
 
Letter volumes are constantly high in the United States, where Santa receives each year more than 1,000,000 letters, or in Germany, with about 645,000 letters on average. In Brazil, where the campaign “Papai Noel dos Correios” is celebrating 25 years in 2014, more than 1,000,000 letters are expected this year.
 
The letters to Santa are often the first letters written by children. In many cases, they are addressed to imaginary places, such “Santa’s cloud”, “Cold land” or “Star Avenue”. Posts use this time of the year to inform children about the importance of properly addressing letters to their favourite holiday figure. 
 
“Toys still dominate the Christmas wishes, but requests for clothes, pets or even brothers and sisters are increasing,” says Isabel Tavares of Correios Portugal. 
 
In Sweden, where Santa’s post office received about 22,000 letters last year, there is a similar pattern: “Santa receives letters from kids all over the world, many from Asia. They often send wishes for good fortune and good health rather than toys. The latter are more common for the European kids,” says Maria Ibsen of Swedish Post. 
 
Santa Claus has his own special stamp in Finland this year, while in Greece, Hellenic Post will circulate musical Christmas stamps.

OPERATION SANTA IN 2013

The number of letters received in 2013 by some of the postal operators speaks volumes: Australia (150,000) Belgium (76,500), Brazil (1,011,443), Canada (1,480,000), Germany (645,000), Finland (500,000), France (1,220,000), Greece (90,000), Ireland (125,000), Italy (170,000), Portugal (100,000), Russia (340,000), Spain (253,000), Sweden (22,000), Switzerland (18,386), United States (+1,000,000). 

UPU News : Posts expect to deliver more than 7 million letters to Santa this year

17.12.2014 - SANTA REMAINS A MOST POPULAR ADDRESSEE FOR CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

 
Santa's postbox in Ireland

Posts worldwide, many with a long tradition in handling Santa’s mail, are expecting to receive more than seven million letters this year. 
 
Canada, where Santa's postal helpers replied to more than 1,480,000 letters in 2013, is expecting the number to increase this year. In Europe, La Poste France says it received a record 1,220,000 letters last year, and the expectations remain just as high for 2014. 
 
Letter volumes are constantly high in the United States, where Santa receives each year more than 1,000,000 letters, or in Germany, with about 645,000 letters on average. In Brazil, where the campaign “Papai Noel dos Correios” is celebrating 25 years in 2014, more than 1,000,000 letters are expected this year.
 
The letters to Santa are often the first letters written by children. In many cases, they are addressed to imaginary places, such “Santa’s cloud”, “Cold land” or “Star Avenue”. Posts use this time of the year to inform children about the importance of properly addressing letters to their favourite holiday figure. 
 
“Toys still dominate the Christmas wishes, but requests for clothes, pets or even brothers and sisters are increasing,” says Isabel Tavares of Correios Portugal. 
 
In Sweden, where Santa’s post office received about 22,000 letters last year, there is a similar pattern: “Santa receives letters from kids all over the world, many from Asia. They often send wishes for good fortune and good health rather than toys. The latter are more common for the European kids,” says Maria Ibsen of Swedish Post. 
 
Santa Claus has his own special stamp in Finland this year, while in Greece, Hellenic Post will circulate musical Christmas stamps.

OPERATION SANTA IN 2013

The number of letters received in 2013 by some of the postal operators speaks volumes: Australia (150,000) Belgium (76,500), Brazil (1,011,443), Canada (1,480,000), Germany (645,000), Finland (500,000), France (1,220,000), Greece (90,000), Ireland (125,000), Italy (170,000), Portugal (100,000), Russia (340,000), Spain (253,000), Sweden (22,000), Switzerland (18,386), United States (+1,000,000). 

Uploading RTI Applications



Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

17-December-2014 17:04 IST

Uploading RTI Applications
A facility to upload the reply of RTI applications and first appeals on the respective website of the Ministry/Department has been started from 31st October, 2014 vide Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2013-IR dated 21/10/2014 of this Department. All the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India have been requested to upload the reply to RTI application and first appeal on their respective websites, except the replies relating to the personal information of an individual, if they do not serve any public interest.
 
There is report in the media that some RTI activists and legal experts have expressed their apprehension that the said Office Memorandum of this Department may result in disclosure of applicants’ names.

In the said Office Memorandum of this Department itself, Ministries/Departments have been asked not to upload the replies relating to the personal information of an individual, if they do not serve any public interest. Moreover, vide Office Memorandum No. 1/31/2013-IR dated 08/01/2014, a copy of the judgement (order) of the Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata in writ petition number 33290 of 2013 in the case of Avishek Goenka Vs. Union of India was circulated to all Ministries/Departments of Government of India and Chief Secretaries of all the States/UTs, wherein the Hon’ble High Court has directed to circulate the copy of its order so that the (public) authority can take appropriate measure to hide information with regard to personal detail of the activist to avoid any harassment by the persons having vested interest.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Jose K.Mani in the Lok Sabha today. 

No reduction in retirement age

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

18-December-2014 13:10 IST

No reduction in retirement age

There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha, today.


Difference in MIS and SCSS interest in First installment after migration to Finacle

When any office is migrated to CBS, while generating interest for the first quarter after migration, one day’s interest is deducted by Finacle from the due quarterly interest. This interest belong to the day of account opening given by Sanchay Post. This one day interest will be paid on the day of closure by Finacle. This is happening due to fundamental difference between Sanchay Post and Finacle. Sanchay Post  is paying interest for the day of account opening and not for the day of closure e.g account opened on 3.4.2013 will be matured in Sanchay Post on 3.4.2018. Sanchay Post will pay interest from 3.4.2013 to 2.4.2018 and payment will be made on 3.4.2018.In Finacle, with same example, interest will be calculated and paid from 4.4.2013 to 3.4.2018 and payment will be made on 3.4.2018. Total interest in both the cases will be same. When account is opened in Sanchay Post and closed in Finacle, one day’s interest will be paid extra. Therefore, this extra interest is being deducted in Finacle during first payment after migration

SCSS/MIS

In Sanchaya, rounding off was being done every quarter/month to the higher side of a rupee if interest is in 50 paisa or more but Finacle adjusts rounding off every quarter/month to restrict total interest to the actual rate of interest. Therefore, any extra interest already paid in Sanchay Post due to higher rounding off is also deducted during interest credit of first quarter/month after migration. 
For migrated MIS Accounts, Finacle is calculating interest on basis of number of days in a month from the date of opening of account.
Due to this, interest is not calculating equally for every month. This issue has been taken up with Infosys for correction. Till it is rectified, customer should be convinced that less interest credited/paid if any will be adjusted during next month.
Sanchay Post interest paid details can be known by invoking menu TIPM. Unpaid interest in Sanchay Post can be viewed in HIOT and interest calculated after migration can be viewed through HTDTRAN.

Sample Calculation of Interest in Finacle
1) Sanchay Post calculates interest from the date of opening till the date prior to maturity        date. Example account - 0123456789, Sanchay Post calculates interest 30/09/2009-               29/09/2014. No interest is paid for 30/09/2014. Finacle calculates interest from the next       day of opening till the date of maturity. In this case from 01/10/2009-30/09/2014. So, the      first interest payment of Rs.24/- is excess.
2) Sanchay Post rounds off the interest amount during every quarter; in this case Rs.2227.5 is rounded off as Rs.2228. Finacle does the rounding off / flooring off on such accounts on alternative quarters. Please view the Flow tab for this account for more clarity. 
3) For broken periods, Finacle calculates interest as follows (Eg. account-0123456789):
Quarterly amount / 3 => 2227.5/3 = 742.5
(Monthly amount / number of days in the month) * number of interest-eligible days => (742.5/31)*21 = 502.98 rounded off to 503.
4) This amount is also visible in the Flow tab of the account.


So, the interest amount depends not only on the principal amount but also on the date of opening and the number of days in the month. 

PJCA CIRCULAR regarding CAMAPIGN PROGRAMME of LEADERS

NFPE * FNPO * AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) * NUGDS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS (FNPO)
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS, NEW DELHI – 110001


No : PJCA/2014                                                   16.12.2014  

CIRCULAR
To
            All Office Bearers of both Federations,
            All General Secretaries of both the Federations
            All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries

 Comrades,

A meeting of Postal JCA consisting NFPE, FNPO, AIPE Union GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS was held at NFPE office, North Avenue, Post Office Building, New Delhi on 03.12.2014. All General Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions attended the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan Ex. Secretary General NFPE and Secretary General Confederation was also present.

After detailed discussions the following decisions were taken:

1.         Indefinite strike will be organized from 6th May, 2015.

2.         Intensive campaign programme will be launched by the JCA leaders.

3.         JCA will be formed in all the circles. The following leaders of JCA are authorized for formation of Circle JCA and this work should be completed before 31st Jan-2015:

Kerala
Shri D. Theagarajan, S/G  FNPO
Com. M. Krishnan Ex. S/G  NFPE
Karnataka
Sri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. P. Suresh G/S R-4 (NFPE)
Andhra Pradesh
Shri  G.M. Rabani Vice president (FNPO)
Com. R. Seethalaxmi G/S P-4 (NFPE)
Tamilnadu
Shri N. Ramappa G/S  R-4 (FNPO)
Com. T. Satyanarayana G/S Postal Accounts(NFPE)
Odisha
Shri U. Murlidharan G/S NUGDS

Com. P Pandurangarao G/S AIPEU GDS(NFPE)
Maharashtra
Shri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. Giri raj Singh G/S R-3 (NFPE)
Gujarat
Shri T N Rahate G/S P-4 (FNPO)
Com, N. Subramanian G/S P-3 (NFPE)
M.P.
Shri T N Rahate G/S P-4 (FNPO)
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G (NFPE)
Chhattisgarh
Shri  D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G (NFPE)
Rajasthan
Shri O.P. Khanna G/S Admn. (FNPO)
Com. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO (NFPE)
UP
Shri B.S. Singh (FNPO)
Com. S.B. Yadav G/S R.O. Accounts (NFPE)
Punjab
Shri Jaipal Singh  Vice President  P-4 (FNPO)
Com. Giriraj Singh G/S R-3 (NFPE)
Hayrana
Shi Jaipal Sin gh Vice President , P-4 (FNPO)
Com. N. Subramanian G/S P-3 (NFPE)
H.P.
Shi Jaipal Singh Vice President , P-4 (FNPO)
Com. K.K. Sharma Vice President ,(NFPE)
Bihar
Shri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. R. Seethalaxmi G/S P-4 (NFPE)
Jharkhand
Shri Deepak Mukherjee President R-III (FNPO)
Com. R. Shiv Narayana President P-III (NFPE)
West Bengal
Shri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. ,. N. Subramanian G/S P-3 (NFPE)
Assam
Shri Deepak Mukherjee President R-4 (FNPO)
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn.(NFPE)
North East
Shri Deepak Mukherjee President R-4 (FNPO)
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn.(NFPE)
Uttarakhand
Shri  R K Tyagi    Dy/ G/S R-3 (FNPO)
Com. R. Seethalaxmi G/S P-4 (NFPE)
Delhi
Com. RN. Parashar S/G NFPE
Shri D. Theagarajan S/G (FNPO) and all General Secretaries.

4.         JCA unanimously decided to oppose Task Force Committee recommendations.

5.         State JCA leaders will authorize circle leaders of both Federations for formation of Divisional level JCA & this should be completed before 28th Feb 2015.

6.         State conventions and Divisional conventions should be held in the month of March-2015.

7.         Circulars, Banners, Pamphlets describing the demands should be sent to all and these should be circulated in regional languages also.

Yours Comradely,
                         Sd/                                                                                               Sd/-
    R. N. Parashar                                                                         D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE                                                 Secretary General, FNPO  

                         Sd/-                                                                                          Sd/-
  P. Pandurangarao                                                                  P. U. Muraleedharan
  General Secretary                                                                   General Secretary

          AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)                                                                    NUGDS (FNPO)