Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Republic Day

10 things to learn from our Primeminister Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi is a name we all have heard of, and the Lok Sabha Elections were enough to prove the faith the country that happens to be the largest democracy of the world has put in this man.

Public Speaking Skills
The man has something in his voice that makes head turn. Even the people who don't happen to like him have agreed that they never miss a speech by the Indian Prime Minister. And we can't even say that this all is because of someone who writes his speeches, as the Independence Day saw him speaking without any written speeches, and this sure is going to be one of the most remembered speeches from an Indian PM.

Discipline

The 15th Prime Minister of India has always led a disciplined life. Ever since he was made a bal swayam sevak in RSS, which is known to instill discipline in all its members, he has followed a disciplined regimen.

Determination

Ever since he was a child who used to help his father and brother in their tea stalls, he was determined to make it big for himself. He has been associated with RSS since an early age, and that shows the determination that eight-year old possessed and this 64 year old possesses.

Detailing

This is something for people who plan a lot. Learning from a meticulous planner that Mr. Modi is, you should care to have a love for detailing. For reaching out to the Indian population, Modi travelled more than 3.5 lakhs Kms and did 400 rallies, even to places where no one usually goes. This micro detailing helps a lot in efficient planning, leading to better results.

Love For Technology

The man is tech-savvy and likes to keep himself up to date with all the developments in the field. He tweets and posts important details of his life and journey within minutes of it happening. While we can learn from this, we should also know the clear difference there is between love for technology and being a slave for it.

Love For Fitness

Modi is a big yoga enthusiast and never forgets to do it, no matter how busy he is. Perhaps, this is the reason why he is this active at this age. This is also something that we can and should learn from him.

Enthusiasm

Even at the age of 64, the enthusiasm with which Narendra Modi lives his life is commendable. Be it playing drums on his recent visit to Japan or answering questions of various Indian students on Teacher's Day, he has never left his enthusiastic persona.

Patience

After full proof planning, which leads to his confidence, he is not a man who can be impatient and jump on to conclusions or be restless for results. This patience and the tendency of keeping his calm and not behaving like a kid has proved to be very useful for him. It's a hard sight to see the man angry, overpowered by emotions, or losing his patience. This is something which if learned can prove to be a changing point in our lives.

Leadership Skills

If you remember well, he promised to work one hour more than his subordinates did in a public speech. This is not something an inefficient leader would be able to say. He is an efficient leader and leads by his words; learning this skill from him can be beneficial for our professional lives.

Humbleness

Even though he is the Prime Minister of world's largest democracy, his position has not gone to his head. He comes across as a very humble human being and this is evident by the way he addresses the nation and answers all the questions he is put across. Being humble can take you places and this is also something to learn from him.

 


Saturday, January 24, 2015



PFRDA News : Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS scheme issued on 29.01.2014

Misappropriation: Retired Postal Staff, Aide Held

KOCHI: The CBI on Friday registered case against a retired Superintendent of Post Office and an agent of the Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana (MPKBY), who allegedly diverted money given by the public for depositing in the recurring deposit of the Postal Department, in Pathanamthitta.
 
B Anil Kumar, retired Superintendent of Post Office, Thattayil post office, Pathanamthitta, and Lissy Rajan, MPKBY agent of the same post office, were arrested for diverting Rs 31.75 lakh.
 
According to CBI officials, the case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the Postal Department against Anil Kumar.
 
“While serving at the Thattayil post office, Anil Kumar entered into a criminal conspiracy with Lissy Rajan, who used to collect money from the depositors and entrust the same with Anil Kumar. The misappropriation took place between June 2009 and August 2011. They allegedly diverted Rs 31.75 lakh from 89 accounts,” CBI officials said.
 
Anil Kumar entered the details of the amount in the pass books of the depositors and duly stamped them. However, he allegedly did not deposit the money in the respective accounts.
Last year, on learning about the misappropriation, the depositors filed complaints with the authorities. Later, the Department lodged a complaint with the CBI, after conducting an internal inquiry.

Postal Department to offer more services

STARTS ‘MEE SEVA’ AND ‘SUNAYASAM UTILITY SERVICES’ IN WARANGAL DISTRICT

The Department of Posts has launched several services for the benefit of people across its head post offices in district such as ‘Mee Seva’ and ‘Sunayasam Utility Services’.
 
MeeSeva services
 
Superintendent of Post Offices, Hanamkonda division, G.V. Satayanarayana said the people could now avail all services such as securing birth, death, land certificates, pay municipal tax and others under the Mee Seva and avail services such as payment of power and telephone bills and recharge their mobile phones, pay examination fee, insurance premium and many more under Sunayasam Utility Services.
 
People can also have TTD special darshan tickets at all the five head post offices in Warangal district.
 
They could also make use of World Net Express services, which ensure delivery of letters and parcels to over 220 countries within four days with the help tracking facility.
 
“We are trying to sensitise people on services being offered by the Postal Department. Now the department has introduced many services such as railway reservation, offering of money to temples and Jesus Calls through the department and purchase of Penta mobile phones and many more,” Mr. Satyanarayana explained.



Friday, January 23, 2015

CASUAL LABOUR / PT WORKERS WAGE REVISED



THIS IS THE MUCH AWAITED DIRECTORATE ORDER. ALL OUR SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE EARLY PAYMENT INCLUDING ARREARS TO THE CL / PT WORKERS
 

28th All India Postal Cricket Tournament at Visakhapatnam - Result of Semifinal matches



In continuation of the 28th All India Postal Cricket Tournament, two Semi-final matches are held on the fourth day of the tournament i.e. on 22.01.2015 ​​
Semi-Final – I:  Andhra Pradesh Vs. Uttar Pradesh 
Uttar Pradesh Team batted first and scored 133 runs for 9 wickets in 40 overs,  whereas Andhra Pradesh Chased the score in 26 overs only with loss of 4 wickets and entered into Grand finale to be held on 23.01.2015.  Sri Nishant Yadavfrom A.P. Scored 35 and remained not out and Sri T.S.S. Prasad took 4 key wickets giving away just 16 runs.  
 Semi-Final- II :  West Bengal Vs. Tamilnadu 
West Bengal Team batted first and scored 250 runs  for 9 wickets in 40 overs.  Tough match was held and finally Tamilnadu team won the match by 3 wickets scoring 253 runs in 39.3 overs losing 7 wickets.  From Tamilinadu team, Sri Santhosh scored 52 runs in 51 balls and Sri S. VivekAthiram took 4 wickets by giving away 50 runs.  Both the players played keyroll in winning of Tamilnadu Team.
With today’s matches, all the league matches and Semi-Finals were over. Andhra Pradesh to face Tamilnadu in the grand finale to be held at Port Stadium at 09-00 AM on 23.01.2015.Uttar Pradesh will battle with West Bengal  for the third and the fourth place in the match to be held at Steel Plant (Ukku) stadium at 09-00 AM on 23.01.2015.
Valedictory function will be held at 4 PM on 23.01.2015 at Golden Jubilee outdoor stadium (Port Stadium).  Sri M.T. Krishna Babu, I.A.S., Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.   Smt. Sharda Sampath, IPoS, Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam Region, Sri LalitenduPradhan, Postmaster General, Siluguri & North East Region, Dr.Sri Vennam Upender, Director Postal Services, Visakhapatnam Region and Sri Pawankumar Singh, DPS(Hqrs), Odissa Circle will also present.
REMUNERATION PAYABLE TO FULL TIME CASUAL LABOUR(OTHER THAN TEMPORARY STATUS) PART TIME CASUAL LABOUR/WORKERS ENGAGED ON CONTINGENCY BASIS.

D.G. Posts O.M. No. 2-53/2011-PCC dated 22 Jan 2015.

The issue of remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) and Part Time Casual Labourers has been under consideration of the Department for quite some time. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Nodal Ministries/Departments and it has been decided, that the remuneration payable to casual labourers would be as under:

(i)         The wages of Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) would be calculated at the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) i.e. Rs. 5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs.1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition , the benefit of merge of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/5/2004-Estt(C)  dated 31.05.2004.

(ii)        So far as Part Time Casual Labourers are concerned , their wages would be calculated on pro-rata basis, in terms of hours of duty put in, with respect to the minimum of Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200) plus a Grade Pay of Rs.1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time . I addition , the benefit of merge of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/5/2004-Estt(C) dated 31.05.2004.

2.         The revision as aforesaid in sub paras (i) to (ii) will take effect from 01.01.2006.

3.         For the Full Time Casual Labouers covered by Para 1(v) of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/2/86 Estt.(C) dated 07.06.1988 i.e. the full time casual labourers, who are engaged to perform work different from the work performed by regular employees, will continue to be remunerated  based on the minimum wages prescribed by Central or State Government, whichever is higher.

4.         This issues with concurrence of Integrated FINANCE Wing vide Diary No. 343/FA/2015/CS dated 22.01.2015

CASUAL LABOUR / PT WORKERS WAGE REVISED


THIS IS THE MUCH AWAITED DIRECTORATE ORDER. ALL OUR SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE EARLY PAYMENT INCLUDING ARREARS TO THE CL / PT WORKERS

Discontinuation of Central Recruitment Fee (CRF) Stamps


To view Department of Posts (PO Division) OM No.6-4/2006-PO(Pt) dated 23-01-2015 pleaseClick Here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015






SB Order 02/2015 : Introduction of new scheme "Sukanya Samriddhi Account" under Small Savings Scheme from 22.01.2015.

Sukanya Samruddhi Account

Under the scheme, the account can be opened from the birth of the girl child till she attains the age of 10. A girl child who attained the age of 10 years, one year prior to notification, will also be eligible. The account can be opened by an amount of Rs 1,000 and in a financial year investment ceiling is Rs 1.5 lakh. The child can close the account earliest at the age of 21 years with option of keeping the account till marriage.


For the current financial year, this would work out to 9.1%. For the sake of simplicity, the manner of interest calculation would be similar to public provident fund (PPF).





CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
Central Headquarters
1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.
No.Conf/Meeting/2015                                                                           19-01-2015
URGENT / IMPORTANT
EXTENDED NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION
2015 FEBRUARY 17thTUESDAYat NEW DELHI.

NOTICE

        It is hereby notified that the extended National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers will be held at Confederation Headquarters (1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office building) New Delhi-110 001 on 17th February, 2015, Tuesday.  The meeting shall commence at 10.30 AM on 17-02-2015 and continue till close.  All National Secretariat members (CHQ Office Bearers) and State C-O-C General Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting without fail.  The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.
Agenda:
1.      Organisational Review
2.      All India Trade Union Workshop held at Bangalore - Review
3.      Implementation of decision of the National Joint Council of Action (National Council JCM Staff side)
          a)      Review of the 11th December National Convention.
          b)      Implementation of the decisions of NJCA dated 11-12-2014 & 11-01-2015.
          c)      Fixing of quota to all affiliates of Confederation and COCs for participation in the 28th April 2015 Parliament March of Central Govt. Employees.
4.      Financial Review and remittance of arrears of quota by affiliates.
5.      All India Workshop of Women Employees of Confederation - Fixing venue and dates.
6.      Any other item with permission of the chair.
                                                                                                Yours fraternally,
                                                                                                      M. Krishnan,

Secretary General.

Direct Benefit Transfer / Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) ETC.,— payment of Commission to Banks

F.No.32 (07)/PF-II/2011(VoI.II)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(PF-II Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: the 16th of January, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Direct Benefit Transfer / Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) — payment of Commission to Banks.

The issues relating to the payment of appropriate commission with respect to payments made under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)/Direct Benefit Transfer in LPG (DBTL) schemes of the Government have been under active consideration of the Government for some time. The matter has been examined in detail, and in supersession of earlier OMs issued in this regard, it has been decided that:

(i) For urban based DBT schemes like DBTL, the transaction cost may be paid at the NEFT rate as per the extant RBI circular or the APB rate as per the extant NPCI circular (as applicable). The ‘on us and “off-us distinction, wherever it exists, should be maintained on the basis of actuals.

(ii) For rural based DBT schemes like pensions, NREGA, pre-matric scholarship, maternity benefits etc. where a large number of transactions are likely to be through the Banking Correspondents, the transaction charges may be paid @ 1% subject to an upper limit of Rs.10 per transaction, in addition to what is required to be paid vide (i) above.

(iii) The transaction cost may be paid at the time of credit of benefit transfer into the accounts of beneficiaries from the same budget line from which the respective scheme funds / benefits are being transferred.

(iv) This OM will come into immediate effect and may be reviewed from time to time.

2. This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.

sd/-
(Chittaranj Dash)
Director (PF. II)
//COPY//

Latest Finmin Orders Jan 2015 – Foreign tours, Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG and Sukanya Samridhhi Account

Latest Finmin Orders Jan 2015 – Foreign tours, Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG and Sukanya Samridhhi Account

The Finance Ministry has issued some important orders today on its portal, the same is reproduced and given below for your kind information…

1. Foreign tours/travels as part of Training Programmes — approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCOS).

2. Direct Benefit Transfer / Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) — payment of Commission to Banks.

3. Launch of scheme for Girl Child named “Sukanya Samridhhi Account’ by Hon’ble Prime Minister


No. 7(1)IE.Coord/2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
25th November 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Foreign tours/travels as part of Training Programmes — approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCOS).

Instructions have been issued by this Department from time to time on the need to curtail expenditure on foreign travel. In recent months it has been observed that Ministries/Departments have been proposing Foreign Study Tours (FSTs) of large delegations of officers as a part of training programmes. In keeping with the Government’s drive on economy and rationalization of expenditure and to have an objective assessment of such FSTs, it has been decided that prior approval of the Screening Committee of Secretaries would be required for all FSTs of delegations exceeding 5 members (irrespective of level/rank of officers), where Government of India is funding such tours and which are part of career training programme(s)
or stand alone tours or otherwise.

2. This has the approval of Cabinet Secretary.

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(N. Radhakrishnan)
Director(E.Coord)

Direct Benefit Transfer / Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) — payment of Commission to Banks

F.No.32 (07)/PF-II/2011(VoI.II)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(PF-II Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: the 16th of January, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Direct Benefit Transfer / Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) — payment of Commission to Banks.

The issues relating to the payment of appropriate commission with respect to payments made under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)/Direct Benefit Transfer in LPG (DBTL) schemes of the Government have been under active consideration of the Government for some time. The matter has been examined in detail, and in supersession of earlier OMs issued in this regard, it has been decided that:

(i) For urban based DBT schemes like DBTL, the transaction cost may be paid at the NEFT rate as per the extant RBI circular or the APB rate as per the extant NPCI circular (as applicable). The ‘on us and “off-us distinction, wherever it exists, should be maintained on the basis of actuals.

(ii) For rural based DBT schemes like pensions, NREGA, pre-matric scholarship, maternity benefits etc. where a large number of transactions are likely to be through the Banking Correspondents, the transaction charges may be paid @ 1% subject to an upper limit of Rs.10 per transaction, in addition to what is required to be paid vide (I) above.

(iii) The transaction cost may be paid at the time of credit of benefit transfer into the accounts of beneficiaries from the same budget line from which the respective scheme funds / benefits are being transferred.

(iv) This OM will come into immediate effect and may be reviewed from time to time.

2. This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.

sd/-
(Chittaranj Dash)
Director (PF. II)

Launch of scheme for Girl Child named “Sukanya Samridhhi Account’ by Hon’ble Prime Minister — rate of interest reg.

IMMEDIATE
F. No.2/3/2014.NS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Departn├Čent of Economic Affairs
236, North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 20th January, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Launch of scheme for Girl Child named “Sukanya Samridhhi Account’ by Hon’ble Prime Minister — rate of interest reg.

In compliance of announcement by Finance Minister in his Budget Speech 2014-15 the Government of India has introduced a new scheme named “Sukanya Samriddhi Account” vide Notification No.GSR No.863 (E) dated 2nd December, 2014. It has been decided to allow 9.1% rate of interest on investments in the scheme during the financial year 2014-15.

This has the approval of Union Finance Minister.

sd/-
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source document from www.finmin.nic.in

2nd ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)

The 2nd All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will be held at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) on 19th & 20th September 2015. All Circle Unions are requested to complete formation of Divisional Unions in all circles and send Delegates to the conference. Please remit Quota to GDS CHQ also.


P. Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,
2151/1, New Patel Road
New Delhi – 110008
Ph: 09717768785, 09849466595
E-mail: aipeugdsnfpe@gmail.com 


Consideration of Married son as dependent family member for the purpose of compassionate engagement to GDS Post

Click here to view Postal Directorate order no 17-39/3/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015 on the above subject matter.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Model pay fixation if opted as per Rule (4) of Re-employed pensioners


ANNEXURE-II

Model pay fixation if opted as per Rule (4) of Re-employed pensioners

Period of Military Service                        : 1-9-1993 to 31-10-2011
Military pension granted             : Rs.4500/- p.m
Pension equivalent of Retirement Gratuity: Rs.240/-
Date of appointment as PA         : 1-4-2012

Pay Fixation:- At initial stage of PA        =  Rs.7510 + 2400
(As per under 4 b(i) of fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners, where the pension is fully ignored, the initial pay on re-employment shall be fixed as per entry pay in the revised pay structure of re-employed post).

The re-employed pensioner will, in addition to pay as fixed above shall be permitted to draw separately any pension sanctioned to him and to retain any other form of retirement benefits                    ( Rule 4   ( c )