Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Re-allotment / Transfer / Postings of PS Gr. B officers in Andhra Pradesh Circle

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A meeting was held on 23.01.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P) to consider the cases of inter cadre deputation/ inter cadre transfer requiring relaxation of provision(s) of the guidelines. The members of the committee EO&AS & AS(S&V) were present. Further, DS(AIS) & US(S-III) were also present to assist the Committee in the meeting.

The Committee took note of the Action Taken Report on the minutes of the previous meeting held on 19.12.2016. The Committee after detailed deliberations and careful consideration in each case took following decisions in the meeting:-

Case 1: Inter cadre deputation of Shri Siva Prasad Kakumanu, IAS (PB:93) from Punjab cadre to Andhra Pradesh cadre.
The Committee was informed that the officer has requested for inter cadre deputation to Andhra Pradesh cadre on personal hardship. The Committee after detailed deliberations decided to defer the proposal for the present.

Case 2: Inter cadre deputation of Smt. Pooja Pandey, IAS (AM:08) from Assam Meghalaya cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre for a period of three years.
The Committee was informed that the proposal was earlier placed before the Committee in its meeting held on 31.03.2016 wherein the Committee decided that the proposal for inter cadre deputation of the officer may be processed only after receipt of no objection / consent from the Government of Meghalaya. Accordingly, after receipt of the consent from the Govt. of Meghalaya, the ACC note with the approval of MOS(PP) was forwarded to EO(SM.1) for onward submission to ACC. However, EO(SM.1) requested to clarify whether the due process of placing the subject proposal before the Committee has been followed or not after receipt of recommendation of Govt. of Meghalaya.

Having noted that all the concerned State Governments have conveyed consent for inter cadre deputation and the officer is clear from vigilance angle, the Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal and directed to put up the same to EO(SM.1) for onward submission to ACC.

Case 3: Inter cadre deputation of Shri Ajay Katesaria, IAS (MP:2012) from Madhya Pradesh cadre to Jharkhand cadre for a period of three years.
The Committee was informed that the officer has requested to reconsider his proposal for inter cadre deputation on grounds of extreme hardship of medical nature of his mother. Further, both the States have conveyed their consent and the officer is presently clear from vigilance angle. The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal in relaxation of policy and directed to put up ACC note for the approval of ACC.

Case 4: Inter cadre deputation of Dr. Om Prakash, IAS (AM:2006) from Assam -Meghalaya cadre to Rajasthan cadre for a period of three years.
The Committee was informed that the officer has requested for inter cadre deputation to Rajasthan cadre. The officer has completed the required period of nine years. Further, consent from Govt. of Assam and Rajasthan has been received and the office is clear from vigilance angle. The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal and directed to put up ACC note for the approval of ACC after receipt of the consent from the Govt. of Meghalaya.

Case 5: Inter cadre deputation of Shri K. Thavaseelan, IAS (NL:12) from Nagaland cadre to Telangana cadre.
The Committee was informed that the officer has requested for inter cadre deputation on grounds of ill health of his father. The Committee observed that the officer has not completed the required period of nine years in his cadre. The Committee after detailed deliberations did not recommend the proposal of the officer as the same is not covered under the policy and directed to include it in the quarterly report to be submitted to ACC.

Case 6: Extension of inter-cadre deputation of Shri Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, IAS (JK:04) from Jammu & Kashmir cadre to Maharashtra cadre for a further period of two years beyond 02.02.2017.
The Committee was informed that officer has requested for extension of his deputation tenure. Further, both the state Governments have conveyed consent. The Committee after detailed deliberations recommended the proposal and directed to put up ACC note for the approval of ACC.

Case 7: Extension of Inter-Cadre Deputation (ICD) period of Shri Manish Kumar Verma, IAS (OR:2000) from Odisha cadre to Bihar cadre for a further period of two years beyond 22.03.2017 after completing a tenure of five years on inter cadre deputation.
The Committee was informed that the officer is working as Secretary to Hon’ble CM,Bihar and has requested for further extension of his inter cadre deputation tenure for a further period of two years beyond five years tenure. The Committee was also informed that in the past some officers have been granted extension of deputation beyond five years tenure to be posted as Secretary to the Chief Minister concerned. The Committee after detailed deliberations directed to place the proposal before the ACC for extension of deputation tenure for a further period of one year only, in relaxation of the extant policy. In case the proposal is considered favourably, it may be applicable for one year or till the officer is posted as Secretary to Hon’ble CM of Bihar, whichever is earlier. The tenure will be ended automatically if the officer is posted to any post other than Secretary to CM.

Meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

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Why humanity remember Gandhi

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27-January-2017 13:01 IST

Why humanity remember Gandhi

In the world of thorough compartmentalization dictated by industrialized division of labour in which humanity find itself having lost the sense of purpose and identity, Gandhi showed a holistic way that leads us into experiencing life in its fullness.  

*Dr. D John Chelladurai

He got this holistic perspective from the realization of Truth as God, which is eternal, an all encompassing reality.  ‘Being part of the whole’, he acknowledged, ‘I too am a part of the Truth’.  In the epistemological sense it reflects the wisdom of Upanishad ‘Aham Brahmasmi’.

Functionally, his pursuit of Truth could be termed as an advaita (non-dualistic) practice.  He saw a singular Truth in umpteen facets of life. Ekam Sat vipra Bahudha vadanti.  For him, each of his efforts was some part of the truth or his endless quest for it.  Even the means of his striving, nonviolence, according to him, was a form of Truth. Truth is God and Nonviolence the religion, he explained. Johan Galtung put it as ‘the way is the goal’.

This led him into a unique experience of an inclusive method, a comprehensive approach to life. He saw oneness in all and everything.  That is how he could declare  “I have no enemy” even while fighting against British imperialism.  He then clarified, ‘my fight is against the wrong and not the wrong doer who is my brother’.  

This perspective of endearing oneness is evident in all his endeavors right from his early years.

Be it his colleagues in South Africa, men and women from wide range of persuasions: Muslims, Parsis, Christians, Jews, north Indians and South Indians in equal measure; or his fellow satyagrahis as diverse as the mighty Pathans from the north-west frontier and the meekly peasants of Bihar; or is readiness to induct into his domestic fold Dalits and Leprosy Patients with equal elan, or his prayers that integrated the spirit of all religions, he led humans into a new social reality.

His non-dualistic vision helped him lay the conceptual foundation for a new nation. He interpreted ‘Purna Swaraj’ which originally meant as ‘complete freedom from the bonds of the British’,into a principle of liberation from all evils – of both what are within individual – value decay and lack of social sensibility, and  between individuals – socio, economic political injustice and inequalities.  His 18 constructive programs represent as many facets of liberation: freedom from alcoholism, communal enmity, poverty, sanitation problem, gender inequality so on.

Ideologically he harmonized Satya and Ahimsa as two sides of a coin; and functionally Satyagraha (struggle against the imperial power) and Constructive interventions (building a society of empowered masses) as two wings of a flight to freedom.

Civilization would however remember Gandhi for the all encompassing way of living he professed for the divided world. The guiding spirit is Truth. That enabled him to cultivate within him a triune dexterity called harmony between word, thought and deed; head heart and hand; and between ‘oneself, fellow beings and God.

His non-dualistic (seeing one in all) methodology led him further into a process of social amalgamation, and helped him see potential for human betterment in the same traits that divided humanity into water tight compartments.   For instance, he could see the productive craftsmanship of the shudras, the material acumen of the Bania, the righteous indignation of the Kshatriya and the sagely scholarship of Brahmin are adorable human qualities equally important to every modern human.

And thus, he was happy being a shudra when needed to cultivate his grains, spinning out his own clothes and building hutments in the ashram; he was a typical bania (vaishya) while bargaining for freedom and mobilizing resources for it; as a satyagrahi he showed the valor of a Kshatriya fighting against the antagonistic powers for the sake of humanity even at the risk of his own life.  As a seeker after truth he spoke with the clarity of a Brahmin (scholar and teacher). Thus he brought down the walls that stood between the classes and sailed from one class to another seamlessly.

Similarly, he translated the four stages of life (Ashramas) into four noble virtues to be adopted, not one after another, but all the time together.  While being a grahastha (ashram being his large joint family), he was a brahmacharya all along; without retiring into Jungle he attained liberation.  While living in the thick of the society, he informed, he carries a potable ‘cave’ (society) for spiritual contemplation every moment.

The same harmonizing perspective helped Gandhi braid the four yogic paths into one noble passage for holistic realization.   His passion for Truth and Nonviolence that “transcended human reasoning” was the height of bhakti, equivalent to that of Mira, that fired him to be an invincible adherent of Truth.  Be it his Khadi movement, Harijan campaign or striving for communal harmony, we see an unstoppable performer and his performance evinced the quality of a karma yogi. His conscious exploration into the inner recesses of Truth gave him the wisdom of a gyan yogi; empowered by the bhakti and gyan, his karma (action) invariably steered him to lead the masses out of man-made suffering.  The making of the ‘father of the nation’ is certainly one of Raja Yoga.

Thus Gandhi in his advaita realization of Truth, saw life as a comprehensive experience, not to be realized in compartments, but all inclusively.  The realization of oneness enabled him to see the worth of multifarious manifestations without deterred by their diversity, helped him sail between classes of society, phases of life and through diverse paths of life and ethical schools. 

In the world of thorough compartmentalization dictated by industrialized division of labour in which humanity find itself having lost individual sense of purpose and identity, Gandhi shows in this manner, a holistic way to realize the fullness of life.  Civilization would remember him for this forever.

**An alumni of Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Dr D John Chelladurai is currently the Dean, of Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, (Maharashtra), He is a social analyst and specializes in ‘Conflict Transformation’ and ‘Peace Building’. 

"The Views expressed in the Article are his personal." 

Payments banks to have multiplier impact on system: FM Arun Jaitley

 Payments banks will have a "multiplier impact" on the banking system and financial inclusion, as they will provide doorstep banking to people in remote areas at lower cost and compete with traditional banks in future, finance minister Arun Jaitley said. 

Launching pilot services of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Raipur and Ranchi on Monday, Jaitley said IPPB will expand operations to 650 districts by September. India Post, which got the permit to launch banking operations on January 20, is only the third entity to have received central bank's approval to start operations, after Airtel Payments Bank and Paytm. 

"The pattern in which the payments bank is being formed, the overhead cost is very less because the existing structure is being used. Going forward, a time will come when for small depositors, this payments bank will give competition to normal banking," Jaitley said. 

He said telecom companies have lakhs of stores which will start working as payments banks. Also with 1.55 lakh post office branches and the services of lakhs of postmen being converted into banking operations with the launch of India Post Payments Bank, the demand for a brick and mortar bank branches in far flung villages will get reduced. 

Payments banks can accept deposits of up to Rs 1lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. The new model of banking allows mobile firms, supermarket chains and others to cater to banking requirements of individuals and small businesses. The new banks will confine activities to acceptance of deposits, remittance services, Internet banking and other specified services.

Source:-The Economic Times

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan approves recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

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Shri Ram Vilas Paswan approves recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) 

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has given approval for applicability of revised pay scales to employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per recommendations of 7th CPC.

The Union Minister said “Approval given to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for applicability of revised pay scales to its employees on recommendations of 7th CPC. Financial arrangements to provide new pay scales to the employees of BIS will be made from own resources of this organization.”

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DCM (Plg) No. 2905/10.27.00/2016-17

January 30, 2017

The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks / Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks,
Regional Rural Banks / Urban Co-operative Banks,
State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks

Dear Sir/Madam,

Limits on Cash withdrawals from Bank accounts and ATMs - Restoration of status quo ante

Please refer to our circular DCM (Plg) No.1226/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 08, 2016 placing limits on Cash withdrawals from bank accounts and ATMs in the wake of withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of Specified Bank Notes (SBN) and subsequent circulars DCM (Plg) Nos.12561274131714372142 and 2559 dated November 11, 14, 21, 28, December 30, 2016 and January 16, 2017 respectively, providing for relief and relaxations therefrom.

2. On a review of the pace of remonitisation, it has been decided to partially restore status quo ante as under:
  1. Limits placed vide the circulars cited above on cash withdrawals from Current accounts/ Cash credit accounts/ Overdraft accounts stand withdrawn with immediate effect.
  2. The limits on Savings Bank accounts will continue for the present and are under consideration for withdrawal in the near future.
  3. Limits vide the circulars cited above placed on cash withdrawals from ATMs stand withdrawn from February 01, 2017. However, banks may, at their discretion, have their own operating limits as was the case before November 8, 2016, subject to 2 (ii) above.
3. Further, banks are urged to encourage their constituents to sustain the movement towards digitisation of payments and switching over of payments from cash mode to non-cash mode.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully,

(P Vijaya Kumar)
Chief General Manager

Letter to Circle Secretary, AIPEU GrC - AP CIRCLE

Monday, January 30, 2017

Transfer of money consequent on promotion of a GDS under SDBS to a regular Dept post......


NO: SDBS(2010)/Corr/                                                                             Dated : 30/01/2017

            The SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRM 

Sub:- Transfer of money consequent of promotion of a GDS under SDBS to a regular Dept.. post
            This is regarding  transfer of money of those GDS enrolled under SDBS   subsequently being absorbed /promoted  to a regular Departmental post. Under this circumstances the GDS are required to  quit the SDBS scheme immediately  and apply for transfer the accrued accumulations in their  PR Account under the SDBS as well as accrued severance amount earned till their date of such absorption/regular appointment to their new account under New Pension Scheme.

           Hence you are requested to identify such cases in the units under your jurisdiction &  supply them prescribed SDBS-1 to apply. SDBS-I forms duly filled by the applicant & enlisted by the Divn in form SDBS-2 may please be  sent to this office for onward submission to the NSDL  for transfer of money to the new account as well as deactivating the old one.
  Pl. find a copy of form  SDBS-I &  SDBS-2 with this letter.

                                                                            Asst. Accounts Officer

Promotion and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and posting of an HAG officer of the Service 30-01-2017.

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16th March Strike Importance

Dear Comrades,
                            The main demands of the Staff Side (JCM) which led to declaration of the 11th July strike is the revision of the NPS, minimum wage, fitment formula, allowances and pension cases etc. this is due to lowest wage hike of just 14%  recommended by the 7thCPC.

Under the 7th Pay Commission slab – which was implemented ten years after the previous pay commission the salaries of the government employees saw a marginal rise of just 14% . The basic pay under the 7th CPC the minimum wage  was increased to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000 (2.57 times) while the salary of the senior government officials has gone up to Rs 2.50 lakh from Rs 90,000(2.77 times).

The minimum wage was increased by 2.57 times but in actual terms this increase is of just Rs 2250/- in 7th CPC, while taking into account of 125% DA was merged this due to rising inflation and price rise already the CG employees wage factor was 2.25 time, that is basic of Rs 7000/- plus DA of 125% of Rs 8750 works out to Rs 15750/- , staff side had already demanded for a hike of more than three times which is Rs 26,000 per month.
Comparison of earlier wage hike we can observe that the fitment factor of 2.57 times   is the lowest comparing to other pay commissions. If we make a study of earlier pay commission.
Pay commission
Minimum wage old
Minimum wage revised
2nd CPC
Rs 55/-
Rs 80/-
1.45 times
3rd CPC
Rs 80/-
Rs 196/-
2.45 times
4th CPC
Rs 196/-
Rs 750/-
3.82 times
5th CPC
Rs 750/-
Rs 2550/-
3.40 times
6th CPC*
Rs 2550/-
Rs 7000/-
2.74 times
7th CPC *
Rs 7000/-
Rs 18000/-
2.57 times

* The minimum qualification required at lower level appointments from the year 2008 has been revised from 8th pass to 10th pass (SSLC) as per the 6th CPC recommendations, hence the minimum wage should increase by 25% compared to earlier pay commissions.     
        The minimum wage has increased considerably due to price inflation from 4th CPC (1986) onwards the average wage hike is 3.32 times.  During the period 1946 to 1972, the financial position of the Central Government was not that good. The financial position of the Central Government has been improving from the 4th CPC onwards that is from 1986 onwards, the pay fixation depends on the paying capacity of the Central Government.  The revenue collection of the Central Government has increased especially from last few years.  The revenue expenditure in respect of salaries of Central Government employees is just under 10% of the Central Government revenue.  In respect of the many State Governments the revenue expenditure towards salaries is around 20%. Whereas the Central Government is spending just 10% of the revenue collection on salary head. 
The wages of CG employees are determined based Dr. Aykroyd formula, the  Staff Side (JCM) has calculated minimum wage as on 1st Jan 2014 as per the Dr. Aykroyd formula as Rs 26,000/- taking into market prices. Even if we adopt the retail prices of The Directorate of Economics & Statistics Department of Agriculture & Cooperation Ministry of Agriculture Government Of India New Delhi   of the month of July 2016 the minimum wage works out to Rs 24,000/ which is 3.42 times increase. The 7th CPC has also  adopted Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the minimum wage and fixed at Rs 18000/- and thereafter the fitment formula is calculated.

Fitment formula = Minimum wage Rs 18000 / Rs 7000  =  2.57  

The Staff Side (JCM) had demanded the fitment formula of 3.72  that is  Rs 26000/ Rs 7000 as on 1st Jan 2014. Whatever angle we look the 7th CPC has cheated us on the minimum wage and fitment formula compared to the earlier pay commission this pay commission has given us the lowest wage hike of just 14% compared to last 40 years.

Meanwhile, some reports suggest that the employees who have been eagerly waiting for higher allowances under the 7CPC will have to bear three more months of delay to get their allowances revised . Due to early Budget which is followed by Assembly Elections in five states, due to which model code of conduct has been imposed, the government is likely to delay the payment of the higher allowances. The polling in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur – will begin on February 4 and the results will be declared on March 11, after that only our allowances will be decided.

The financial position of the Central Government is very good. Even the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has shown increase in last few years which is around 7% ,  the Indian economy is fastest growing and placed 7th in the world  ( which is at2,250.987  billions of $ ), comparing to wages paid in  the world our wages are at lower  level. The Government fiscal budget deficit equal to 3.50 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Compared to 2008 where the fiscal deficit was at 7.8 %,  but today the fiscal deficit is contained at 3.5%. This is also a healthy sign of the economic status of the Central Government financial status, the budget fiscal deficit is always below 4%.  

The Central Government financial position is very good even after demonetization, only a political decision the Central Government on our demands.    Comrades the Hon’ble Finance Minister has given a given a press statement in media channel’s that the effect of demonetisation has not taken place on the revenue collection of the union government, in fact that the revenue collection has increased, even the revenue of the State Governments has increased considerably, the press release of the Ministry of Finance on 9/1/2017 has endorsed the Hon’ble Finance Minister statement.

To avert the 11th July CG employees strike the Hon’ble Prime Minster had instructed the group of ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu , Hon’ble Railway Minister    and Shri Arun  Jaitely , Hon’ble  Finance Minister to hold discussions with the Staff Side (JCM) on 30th June 2016 and the Shri Arun  Jaitely , Hon’ble  Finance Minister had published a written assurances in the Government  website on 6thJuly 2016 leading to deferment  of the strike .
 Now comrades seven months has passed the assurances given by the group of ministers has not been fulfilled so far, in this connection the NJCA met on 17th January 2017 at New Delhi. The Confederation was represented by Comrades KKN Kutty, M Krishnan and MS Raja. Comrades RN Parashar and Giriraj Singh represented NFPE (constituent of Confederation).

 Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra Staff Side Secretary (JCM) and Com M. Raghavaiah, Chairman Staff Side (JCM)   had a meeting’s with the  Cabinet Secretary and Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister on 18th Jan 2017 regarding the demands of the CG employees as assured by the group of ministers on 30th June 2016.

 Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister had once again assured that the issues of CG employees will be resolved, but no time frame has been fixed for resolving the issues or any concrete assurances are given on our demands .   
The strike is the last resort for achieving our demands, but we are forced to undertake the strike action due to following events.
1)    The 7th CPC has erred in fixation of the minimum wage by adopting the wrong prices, and methodology. Thereby the minimum wage and fixation formula has to be corrected.

2)      The Government has assured our staff side leaders that they will settle the demands of CG employees in four months’ time, but seven months has lapsed till now the demands of CG employees are not settled even allowances issue is also not settled so far.  

3)     Comrades, now the revenue collections of the Central Government has increased, the Central Government has financially capable to accept our demands of revision of allowance, minimum wage, fitment formula etc., revision of tax slabs should also take place , the Central Government employees should benefit as we were  serving with dedication the Central Government and Central Government is a model employer.

 Comrades Central Government has now take a political decision on our demands of revision of allowance, minimum wage, fitment formula and revision of tax slabs.

For this we have to struggle and put pressure on the Central Government to accept our demands.  In this circumstance, it should be our endeavour to campaign more vigorously for the successful strike on 16th March 2017                                                                             

                                                                            Comradely yours

                                                                            General Secretary