Monday, October 30, 2017

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Most Immediate
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October, 2017

Subject: Economy Measures- Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings- reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 04.08.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed recently by Group of officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 29.09.2017.

2. As per decision taken during the deliberation, all Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that replacement work of old bulbs with new LED based lightnings is completed by 31.10.2017 in your offices including Attached/Subordinate Offices, CPSUs, Autonomous Bodies and field offices.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments should apprised Department of Expenditure with the action taken in this regard by 10.11.2017 positively as per the format attached.

4. Further, each Ministry/Department should nominate a Nodal Officer at the level of Joint Secretary for monitoring the progress and certifying completion of installation of LED based lightings and energy efficiency measures on behalf of the Ministry/Department. The names of the nominated officers should be provided by 03.11.2017.
(H. Atheli)
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments

Source: DoE

Income Tax 2017-18 (Assessment Year 2018-19) - Tax slab

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Latest Position on CSI Rollout

Dear All, 
Secretary Posts reviewed the CSI situation with the Government Business Head of TCS today. TCS has assured that they are working on the technical issues through the weekend and will come up with the status on Tuesday. Based on the report/ solution and progress report from the field, a decision will be taken on further course of action. All rollouts may be kept on hold till further notice from Directorate. The immediate priority is to restore operations and accounting to a stable level. 

In the meantime, I would request that please concentrate on pre rollout activities as we will have to accelerate rollout after the technical issues are fixed. Also please take this time to focus on service book digitization which is also lagging. Training may please continue as planned.

There are problems and these have been taken up the highest level. We have to tackle this with patience. Hopefully, a more conclusive status will be posted next week. 


DDG Technology.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Minutes of Joint Memorandum given by FNPO &NFPE with CPMG , AP Circle on 23.10.2017

Financial Inclusion Will Be Marketed By India Post Payments Bank

Manoj Sinha, the Communications Minister, this week claimed that the government is operating on setting up 650 outlets for India Post Payments Bank to make easy the financial enclosure, and revealed 2 new schemes by the postal division.

“We will be opening almost 650 outlets for India Post Payments Bank all over India. Two, namely in Ranchi and Raipur, have already commenced. The goal is that via 650 banks for post payments, we can force financial enclosure in 1.55 Lakh rural areas,” Sinha claimed to the media.

Sinha urged the postal workers to carry on reorienting themselves with disruptions and technological changes in order to drive innovative schemes to users, all the while keeping the communal values.

“Given the disruptions and with the approach technology is changing, it is fine to connect yourself with tech but values of department too have to be preserved, and that is the largest defy,” he claimed pointing out the long past of postal services in India, specifically the importance of the postman in rural area of the country.

The minister who was talking at an occasion to memorialize National Postal Week also declared 2 new schemes namely e-IPO (Indian Postal Order) and International Tracked Packet Service. The e-IPO was rolled out in denominations of Rs 50, Rs 20, and Rs 100 and now can be employed for educational institutions for fee payment and other causes. Previously, e-IPO of Rs 10 might be utilized only for RTI purposes.

The e-IPO has been launched out as a lead project in Delhi, Bihar, and Karnataka and is anticipated to be rolled out in the whole nation in the upcoming 2 Months. “Users can obtain e-IPO online from workplace or home of their own, as per their convenience. This roll out is a fraction of Digital India proposal since the transaction will be made via credit card, debit card, and net banking,” claimed Department of Post to the media in a statement.

The minister claimed that the postal department of India has undergone a huge change over the time, be it core banking, inter-operability of ATMs, or Aadhaar enrolment and providing of Passport Seva.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NFPE Letter to Minister of Communications & IT

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                       website:

NO.PF-NF/2017                                                                                          Dated 24-oct-2017

                   Sri. Manoj Sinha
                   Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT
                   Govt of India, Sanchar Bhavan,
                   New Delhi-110 001.
Respected Sir,
                   National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and all its affiliated Unions/Associations representing about 70% of the Postal Employees request your immediate intervention to save the Department of Posts and five and a half lakhs employees working in the department including about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.
                   As you are aware, the finance Ministry has already issued notification permitting all Nationalised Banks and three private Banks (ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes, viz; Recurring Deposit (RD), Time Deposits (TD), Monthly Income Scheme (MIS), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October, 2017.
                   Small Savings Schemes are the monopoly of Postal Department and hence they are known as “Post Office Small Savings Shemes”.  The compensation paid by Finance Ministry to Postal Department for running the Savings Bank business on agency basis is a major source of revenue for the department.  About 45% of the revenue of Department of Posts accounts for compensation received for Small Savings business.  Permitting Banks also to operate Small savings will adversely affect the business of Post offices and revenue will fall steadily, thereby increasing the total deficit of the Department of Posts.
                   Further, about 50% of the work load of Post offices comes from the Samll Savings related work.  Outsourcing this work to Banks including private Banks will result in fall of overall workload of the Post Offices and staff becoming surplus.  Thus, in the long run the very existence of Post Offices and Postal employees will be at stake.
                   Secondly, we want to bring to your kind notice, the plight of about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working mostly in the Branch Post Offices in rural villages of our country.  Their wage revision has not yet taken place eventhough the wage revision of their counterpart (departmental employees) had taken place and orders issued on 25-7-2016 itself.  The one man committee headed by Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member had submitted its report to the Government on 24-11-2016.  Almost one year is over and the file is still pending with Finance Ministry.  Justice to this poor, downtrodden section of employees is long overdue. 
                   Similarly, the Re-verification Membership of Gramin Dak Sevaks under Check-off system under the provisions of GDS (RSA) Rules for grant of recognition was ordered by the Department and the verification process reached in the final stage.  Recovery of subscription from pay of the officials in respect of all the Applicant Unions/Associations was made in the month of September 2017.  But suddenly Department issued an order stopping the membership verification process until further orders.  The Reverififation of Membership of GDS was due in the year 2015 itself as the recognition granted to one of the GDS Union had expired in 2015 after five years period fixe by the Government.
                   In view of the above, we most humbly request the Hon’ble Minister is personal intervention so that favourable orders will be issued in the following issues:
(1)     Stop the implementation of the Finance Ministry’s notifiation permitting Banks to do Small Savings business.
(2)     Immediate Implementation of favourable recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(3)     Completing the Re-verification process of Membership under check-off system and granting recognition to eligible applicant Unions/Associations of GDS.
        With profound regards,
                                                                                                                       Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                  (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General,


SB Order No.: 17/2017 - Mobile number is mandatory of opening of account in PO small saving scheme

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission - Revision of rate of Training Allowance : DoPT

Saturday, October 21, 2017

CIRCULAR Dtd 21-10-2017




NFPE & AIPEU-GDS Protest demonstration programme on 23-10-2017


Recovery of wrongful / excess payment made to Government servants.

Government of lndia
Ministry of Communications
Department of posts
Establishment Division/PAP Section]
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Dethi- 110001

Dared: 13.10.2017

All Chief Post Masters General,
All General Managers (Postal Accounts & Finance),
All Directors of Accounts (Postal),
The Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National postal Academy, Ghaziabad, U.P.
All Directors of PTCs

Sub.. : Recovery of wrongful / excess payment made to Government servants.

I am directed to forward herewith the copy of Ministry of personnel, public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel a Training, Office Memorandum No.1U03/2015'Estt.(Pay-l) dated 02.03.2016 on the subject- cited above and as downloaded from the official website of concerned Ministries, for kind information and further necessary action at your end.

2. Office Memorandum may be circulated to all sub-ordinate offices concerned, with direction to dispose all case on the subjects.

Encf,: As above.

Asstt. Director General [ESTT] 

Copy for kind information to :

1. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts) /PPS to DG (Posts).
2. All member of Postal Services Board,
3. JS & FA (Posts), 4. DDG (PAF / Secretary (PSB) /GM(F)BDD/ CGM(PLI)
5. All other DDsG in Postal Directorate
6. Guard File, 7. Spare Copy
8. SO(C&A)
9. Departmental Website through : CEPT Mysore

Nagesh Nath Jha
Asstt. Accounts Officer (PAP)


Thursday, October 19, 2017


CSI Training & Operating Manual is a Quick reference to CSI Point of Sale, Back Office, Dispatch, DPMS and F&A. 

System Admins of Hanamkonda Division had put a lot of effort to prepare the CSI Training & Operating Manual for DOP Employee. 

You can download/View from below link.

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Outcome of discussion with TCS on Sync related Issue in CSI

Dear all, 

we have had a discussion with TCS on sync related issues today. The main points to be noted are: 

1. There are two types of sync: daily sync and high sync. Daily sync pushes data from Central server to POS. This is currently being done three times a day: at 0800 hrs, 1330 hrs and 2000 hrs. TCS is experimenting with pushing this data throughout the day rather than at fixed times. 

2. Hi sync is the one that concerns the post offices. This runs automatically pushing the data from POS to Central server at a frequency of 4 mins for HO and 15 mins for SO. Currently there is no way that the PO can know if this sync is happening or not except by looking at zfr. 

3. For the daily account, we need that the sync of the last transaction has happened before close of accounts. For this TCS has promised to give us a day end button.

I have informed TCS that for the PO, the daily account is sacred and the high sync should be able to push the data before day end. This has been understood. 

4.TCS will generate a one pager on sync related issues. In case , the issues are not adequately addressed or of no help in improving the situation, please let me know. 





Sunday, October 15, 2017



Central Administrative Tribunal Principal Branch, New Delhi put cost of Rs.2000/- to Department for not filing Counter affidavit. 
The Final Hearing is on 21.11.2017. 
The order of Tribunal is reproduced here.

SB ORDER No.16/2017 - Instructions regarding de-duplication of CIF

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS - Protest demonstrations on 23-10-2017


Dear Comrades, 

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017. 

         This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

         GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2017 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

          Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting. 

         NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rd OCTOBER 2017.

       Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action. 

Yours fraternally, 

Secretary General                   General Secreteary
NFPE                                     AIPEU-GDS

Confederation of Central Govt Employees -- Dharna programme on 17th October 2017 - GDS demands in the charter

17th OCTOBER 2017

As already communicated in Confederation CHQ circular dated 07.09.2017, all C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisation are requested to organize Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017 demanding immediate settlement of 21 points Charter of Demands of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Mob. & Whats App: - 09447068125


1.       Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of  30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.      Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.
3.     Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.  Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5.     Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.     (a) No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
           (b) Stop proposed move to close down Government of India Presses
7.       Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.       (a) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
           (b) Withdraw all trade union victimisations and attack on trade union facilities.
9.       Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10.     Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.     Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12.     Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.     Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.     Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.     Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.     Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17.     Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7thCPC pay scale.
18.     Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19.     Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20.     Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension  Rules  in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.
21.       Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Information on 'Retirement/Death Gratuity'

Retirement Gratuity : 

This is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/pension is essential to get this one time lump sum benefit. Retirement gratuity is calculated @ 1/4th of a month Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn before retirement for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service. There is no minimum limit for the amount of gratuity. The retirement gratuity payable is 16 times the Basic Pay, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakhs.

Death Gratuity : 

This is a one-time lump sum benefit payable to the widow/widower or the nominee of a permanent or a quasi-permanent or a temporary Government servant, including CPF beneficiaries, dying in harness. There is no stipulation in regard to any minimum length of service rendered by the deceased employee. Entitlement of death gratuity is regulated as under:

Qualifying Service
Less than one year
2 times of basic pay
One year or more but less than 5 years
6 times of basic pay
5 years or more but less than 20 years
12 times of basic pay
20 years of more
Half of emoluments for every completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

Maximum amount of Death Gratuity admissible is Rs. 10 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2006