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Friday, July 27, 2012

Three years time limit for making compassionate appointment removed-DOPT orders

Dear Comrades,
DOPT vide memo No.14014/3/2011-Estt.-(D) dated 26/07/2012 the three years time limit for making compassionate appointment is removed. In the light of Hon'ble Supreme Court judgement dated 05/04/2011 in civil appeal No.2206 of 2006 filed by local administration department vs M.Selvanayagam @ Kumaravelu  and keeping in view of the Hon'ble High Court  Allahabad Judgnement  dated 07/05/2010 in civil Misc. writ petition No.13102 of 2010 the DOPT has reviewed the order in consultation with the ministry of Law and it has been decided to withdraw the instructions contained in the OM dated 05/05/2003. It is also directed that the cases of compassionate appointment may be regulated in terms of instructions contained in OM dated 09/10/1998 as amended from time to time. The onus of examining the penurious condition of the dependent family will rest with the authority making compassionate appointment.

          It is requested to all divisional secretaries to check up whether any cases which are not regulated due to the time limit since from the year 2003 and the same may please be taken up for consideration in the light of the above order.

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Out of turn Promotions to the Sports Persons for their out standing performance-DOPT orders

Dear Comrades,
Union Government had issued orders to consider three out of turn Promotions to the sports persons vide memo No.14034/1/2012-Estt.-(D) dated 26/07/2012. The guide lines and order copy can be sown load by clicking the below link

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Accommadation for AP Comrades

It is informed by the offg General Secretary Com .R.Sivanarayana that  accommadation booked for the p3 AP comrades including women  who are coming to attend the Challo Delhi programme on 26-7-2012 at '' Khampur Chaupal near pillor NO 224 Shadipur Metro Railway Station New Delhi -8''. This is for your information.
                                                                                                            DASV PRASAD
                                                                                                            Circle Secretary  

Holding of PA/SA Recruitment 2012-Directorate issued orders.

Dear Comrades,
Directorate has been issued orders for holding of PA/SA recruitment 2012 vide Memo No.A-34012/5/2011-DE dated 13/07/2012.  Some Important dates are placed here under for the information of the blog viewers.
1.Notification will be issued by the Circle Heads and Sale of Applications start from 11/08/2012
2.Last date of sale of application forms is 25/09/2012
3.Last date for submission of the application is 01/10/2012
4. cost of the application is Rs.50/- and fee for examination is Rs.200/-. Fee has to be paid in to UCR/ACG-17 in any of the Post Office. Fee relaxation will be there for Women/PH/SC/ST Candidates.
5.Completed applications has to be sent to Direct Recruitment Cell, New Delhi HO, New Delhi-110001 through Speed Post/Regd.Post only. Applications sent through couriers will not be accepted.
6.Age: between 18 to 27 years for General category candidates, relaxation will be up to 3 years for OBCs and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
7.Qualification: 10+2 or equivalent passed with 60% marks for OCs, 55% for OBCs and 45% for SC/STs.

Introduction of the depositor at the time of opening of Saving Account-A Clarification issued by the Directorate

Dear Comrade,
Directorate issued a clarification vide Memo no.109-04/2007-SB dated 10/07/2012 (SB order No.09/2012. It is once again clarified that introduction of the depositor by a person is not mandatory. depositor can be introduced through one of the documents mentioned in the SB order No.30/2002 dated 21/11/2002 and 27/11/2002 or through KYC documents. However, particulars of the document through which introduction was taken should be entered and copy of that document should be attached with SB-3. Introduction through an introducer needs not be insisted now.

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Directorate declared results of Postal Services Group-B Examination held on 03/06/2012

Dear comrades,
Postal Directorate declared results of PS Group-B examination held on 03/06/2012 vide Memo No.A-34013/03/2012-DE dated 17/07/2012. The Hon’ble CAT held that” an interim order prayed for staying the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to PS Gr.B held on 3-6-2012 as notified vide letter dated 10/4/2012 cannot be considered without any reply from respondents.” In view of this position, no blanket ban can be applied for holding of the departmental Examination, as notified by the Department. However, it is provided that, the final result of this examination will be subject to final order of this tribunal “. Therefore result of this examination will be subject to the final order of Hon’ble Tribunal in OA No.235/2012 The SPG section is also requested for incorporating this clause in the appointment/promotion order to be issued.

Circle Conference going to be held on 09th to 11th Sep 2012 at Vizianagaram

Dear Comrades,

You are all aware that the circle conference is due. it is notified that the circle conference is going to be held from 09/09/2012 to 11/09/2012 at Vizianagaram. Venue will be intimate in due course. Notification will be placed here shortly. It is requested to all Branch/Divisional Secretaries to note the information and make arrangements to participate in the Circle Conference.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Freequent asked question

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Research and Development) New Delhi has compiled frequently asked questions on various service matters such as MACP, TA, DA, LTC, GPF, Children Education Allowance etc.   Though some of the queries covered here are department specific, we find that these Questions and Answers would be much useful for day to day operations of these service schemes.
General/Establishment matters
Q. What is the validity of Government cheque?
Ans. RBI cheque is valid for three months excluding the month of issue.
Q. How can Government employee can add name of spouse/children in his/her service book?
Ans. A Government employee can add name of spouse/children by submission of revised family details.
Q. Is Child Care Leave (CCL) admissible when EL is at credit of individual?
Ans. Yes
Q. What is the maximum limit of CCL?  Can it be availed in parts?
Ans. Maximum 730 days of CCL can be availed during entire service. Yes, CCL can be availed in parts.  Minimum spell should be 15 days and not more than 3 spells in a year
Q. Being a fresh appointee, how can a Government employee can apply for his  PRAN number?
Ans. A Government servant, who has joined after 01/01/2004 will have to submit prescribed application form for PRAN number along with passport photographs (in triplicate).
Q. What is the procedure for drawing pay through ECS?
Ans. An employee who wants to draw pay through ECS may submit an application along with copy of a cheque which contains Account number, MICR No and IFSC code of the bank.
Q. What is the process of payment of pension?
Ans. On retirement/death, the concerned office of the pensioner prepares case for payment of retirement benefits and forwards to PCDA(R&D) (or its sub office).  PCDA(R&D) verifies the retirement benefits and forwards the papers to PCDA(Pensions) Allahabad.  PCDA(Pensions) after verification sends a copy of Pension Payment Order to the bank/DPDO and payment of pension starts.
Q. How the pension contribution of the new entrants who joined service on or after 1.1.04 is accounted for?

Ans. PCDA(R&D) or its sub offices issues consolidated cheque for the amount deducted towards NPS and also Govt. contribution in favour of the Trustee Bank after uploading their details (e.g. PRAN No., contribution for the month based on Salary etc.) to the NSDL website.
Q. What is the procedure for payment of pay and allowances if LPC is not  received?
Ans: The pay and allowances shall be released provisionally .
Q. Is transport allowance admissible in all the cases?
Ans: No. Transport allowance is not admissible to a person who has been provided with Government vehicle and also to the person who remains absent for whole month..
Q. How pension and gratuity of a deceased employee are calculated?

Ans: Pension and gratuity are calculated on the basis of last pay drawn and length of qualifying service.
Q. What is the maximum percentage of pension which can be commuted?

Ans: Not exceeding 40% of pension can be commuted.
Q. How many financial upgradation can be granted under MACP Scheme?

Ans:Three. There should be gap of ten years from the date of last promotion.
Q. To whom MACP is granted and under what conditions?

Ans: MACP can be granted to a person who has not been promoted during the last ten years.
Q. If a person, who has been granted MACP, gets promotion, how his pay will be fixed?
Ans: A person who has been granted MACP gets promotion his grade pay will be changed.
Q. What action is expected if an employee does not file income tax statement to his DDO?
Ans: In such cases the income tax due will be recovered by calculating on salary drawn by him.
Q. If an employee is sanctioned EOL, what will be its impact on qualifying service?
Ans: The EOL sanctioned without medical certificate will be treated as non qualifying service.
Q . If an employee remains on HPL what will be due to him on account of pay and allowances?
Ans: His pay will be calculated at half the rate.(BP+GP+DA) and HRA & TPT allowance will be calculated as per prevailing rates.
Q. If an officer desires to draw second advance for purchasing second car after clearance of first demand. How much amount he can be paid?
Ans: He can be paid Rs 1.6 lakh or 8 months pay (basic plus grade pay) or anticipated cost of the car which ever is less.
Q. What is the quantum of encashment of leave on LTC?
Ans. While availing LTC, Government servants can encash 10 days EL at a time subject to maximum of 60 days during entire service.
Q. Whether encashment can be availed during Casual Leave?
Ans. Yes.
Q. Whether Air Tickets can be booked through private agents on TA/DA&LTC
Ans. No, as per para 3(viii) of MOF, Dept. of Exp. OM No. 19024/1/E-IV/2005 dt. 24.3.06 wherever officer seeks to utilize the service of travel agents, it should be limited to M/s Balmer Lawrie & Com. and M/s Ashoka Tours & Travels.
Q. Whether the services of other Air lines can be availed during TA/DA&LTC, where the stations are not connected by Air India.

Ans. For travel to stations not connected by Air India the officials may travel by Air India to the point closest to their eventual destination, beyond which they may utilize the services of another airlines.
Q. What is the minimum service for availing LTC?
Ans: Government servant who have completed one year of continuous service on the date of journey can avail this concession.
Q. Whether LTC can be availed during week-end or holidays alone?
Ans: No, the concession can be availed during regular/casual/special casual leave or vacation.
Q. When both husband and wife are government servants, can they declare separate home town independently?
Ans: Yes.
Q. Whether a Government employee can travel by longer route?
Ans: Yes, however reimbursement for his/her journey will be restricted to shortest direct route.
Q. Whether LTC can be availed during study leave?
Ans: Yes, however reimbursement of fare should be restricted to the fare admissible for travel between his headquarters station to any place in India/home town or actual expenditure, whichever is less.
Q. Whether LTC can be availed under suspension?
Ans: No, Government servant under suspension cannot avail of LTC as he/she cannot get any leave including casual leave during the period of suspension; however his family is entitled to LTC.
Q. What is the entitlement of fresh recruits?
Ans: Fresh recruits of Central government may be allowed to travel to their home town with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. The blocks of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently. The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service.
Q. Whether a Government servant appointed before 23-09-2008 but not completed first eight years of service is eligible for four LTC as mentioned in VI CPC?
Ans: The Government servant who have not completed 8 years of service as on 01-09-2008 are entitled for this concession as per their entitlement. There is no change in block years.
Q. Home town of an employee is connected by train but is not directly connected by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains. In such a case, can the employee be entitled to travel partly by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains and partly by other trains?
Ans: Yes, If the journey is actually performed by Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains up to an en route railway station by direct shortest route and thereafter the journey is completed in a train other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains, fare for both the types of trains by the entitled class would be admissible for the respective portion of journey.
Q. If the originating and terminating points fall on the routes of Rajdhani/shatabdi express trains but these trains do not halt at these stations, can an employee travel by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express?
Ans: The employee can travel by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express up to the nearest en route station which should not be beyond the destination i.e., Home town or the declare place of visit.
Q. If a  Government employee/his family member is entitled to concessional train fare such as senior citizen, student concession, children, etc., whether in case of air travel, the reimbursement would be restricted to such concessional fare by train in entitled class?
Ans: If full air fare has been charged by the airlines and paid by the Government servant, the reimbursement would be restricted to the full train fare in entitled class including Rajdhani/shatabdi.
Q.  If a Government servant drawing grade pay Rs. 10,000 and above can claim for reimbursement of Air travel by executive class on LTC?
Ans: No, reimbursement of the expenses on air travel while availing of LTC will be restricted to the cost of travel by the economy class, irrespective of entitlement.

Q. Whether DA is admissible on Sunday, holiday, casual leave and RH to Government Servant on temporary duty at out station?
Ans:       1. Government servant availing  CL or RH while on tour is not entitled to draw DA.
2. DA is not admissible for any day whether sunday or holiday unless the officer is actually
                  and  not merely constructively in camp.
Q. How mileage allowance is admissible when journey on tour is performed by longer route by rail partly by lower class and partly by the entitled class?
Ans: In such case claim shall be regulated on proportionate basis, by calculating mileage allowance for different modes/ classes by the shortest route in the ration of distance covered by such modes/ classes by the longer actually used route.
Q. Is TATKAL SEVA charges reimbursable?
Ans: Yes
Q. Whether DA to Government servant on tour returning to Headquarters daily is admissible?
Ans: Yes, a Government servant who returns to his Hqrs while on tour at outstation due to non availability of proper accommodation etc to suite his convenience, may draw DA at the rate applicable at temporary duty station, but on intervening Sundays and holidays no DA will be admissible.
Q. Whether hotel/ guest house should be registered/ recognised?
Ans: For any hotel the Government servant must have stayed in registered/ licensed as a hotel by proper authority.
Q. Whether cash receipt/ cash memo will be mandatory in support of the claims?
Ans: Yes actual expenditure incurred within the prescribed limit will be reimbursed as per normal procedure.
General Provident Fund

Q. What is the procedure to increase or decrease General Public Fund (GPF) Subscription?
Ans. GPF subscription can be increased or decreased by submitting request for the same.
Q. Can I get Temporary advance from G.P.Fund for children”s higher education?
Ans. Yes Temporary advance and Final Withdrawal both can be availed for Children”s higher education on production of necessary documents.
Q. Who will make payment on account of final withdrawal from GPF during the last two years of service prior to retirement?
Ans: Only Fund Cell of PCDA(R&D) will make payment in such cases.
Q. When the employee can withdraw money from GPF without assigning any reason and the percentage permissible?
Ans: An employee can withdraw final withdrawal from GPF up to 90% of credit balance within six months prior to his retirement.

Q. What is the maximum number of installments in which temporary advance out of GPF can be recovered?
Ans: GPF advance can be recovered in not more than 36 installments.
Q. If it is noticed that amount drawn by an employee out of GPF was not debited in the same financial year. How it will be adjusted?
Ans: The amount withdrawn will be debited in the CCO-9 and up to date interest will also be debited.
Q. What is the minimum & maximum rate of subscription?
Ans: A Government employee can subscribe minimum 6 percent of total emoluments and not more than his total emoluments in his/her GPF.
Q. What is DLIS and what are the conditions for the same to be paid?
Ans.DLIS stands for Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme. DLIS is given to family of the GP fund subscriber on his demise. Maximum limit of DLIS is Rs.60,000.
Q. How the discrepancies in the GP Fund statement will be settled/rectified?
Ans.The cases of discrepancies in the GP Fund statements should be taken up with the concerned pay audit section under PCDA(R&D) (DRDO Cell/Sub-office of PCDA(R&D)).  The section after verifying the same forwards it to the Fund cell under PCDA(R&D) for rectification.
Children Education Allowance
Q. Is cost of books/dress reimbursable while claiming Children Education Allowance?
Ans. Yes, cost of books and dress can be reimbursed.
Q. Whether Children Education Allowance can be claimed monthly?
Ans. No

Q. What are the documents required to take prior permission to undergo tests from a recognized Centre.
Ans. Following document are required to take prior permission to undergo tests from a recognized centre:
  1. Copy of the prescription slip by CGHS/Government Doctor advising the test/procedure
  2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient.
  3. An application clearly indicating the name of the Centre from where the permission to carry out tests is sought.

Reply given to Circle Secretary by Circle Office regarding Irregular Transfer guide lines issued by PMG Vizag


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Circle Office direction to PMG, Visakhapatnam in respect of irregular transfer guidelines issued by him

Dear Comrades,
Finally Chief Postmaster General, A.P.Circle has kind enough to direct the PMG, Visakhapatnam Region in response to our union's continuous Programme of action against the Irregular Transfer Guidelines issued by the PMG, Visakhapatnam since last few days. I appreciate members spirit and unity in defending the unilateral decisions taken by the administration of Visakhapatnam RO. 

Results of Postmaster Grade-I Examination held on 03/06/2012-Directorate orders

Dear Comrades,
Directorate announced results of Postmaster grade -I Examination held on 03/06/2012 vide Memo No.A-34013/04/12-DE dated 11/07/2012. Please Click here to get the details.

Photos of Dharna held in front of PMG Visakhapatnam

Friday, July 6, 2012

Photos of Dharna and Press Statement dated 05/07/2012

పత్రికా ప్రకటన  తే05.07.2012ి.
                 విశాఖపట్నం రీజినల్ లెవెల్ ఆందోళనా కార్యక్రమం లో భాగంగా  రోజు  ఒక్క రోజు ధర్నా కార్యక్రమం ఉదయం 10.00 గంటల నుండి సాయంత్రం 05.00    గంటలు వరకూ  విజయనగరం Superintendent of Post Offices వారి ఆఫీసు ఎదురుగా ,  క్రింది డిమాండ్ల పై పోస్ట్ మాస్టర్ జనరల్,విశాఖపట్నం వారి వైఖరికి  నిరసన  గా  ధర్నా కార్యక్రమం నకు  రాష్ట్ర సంఘాలు ఆదేసించినందు వలన రోజుఅనగా   తే. 05.07.2012  ది    నాడు  ధర్నా కార్యక్రమం నిర్వహించటం జరిగినది నిరసన కార్యక్రమం లో భాగంగా తే. 03.07.2012  ది  నాడు  నల్ల బేడ్జీ లు ధరించి విధుల కు హాజరు కావటం జరిగినదితే. 04.07.2012  ది    నాడు గేటుమీటింగులునినాదాలు ఇవ్వటం జరిగినదిఅంతే కాకుండా  తే. 06.07.2012  ది నాడు ఒక్క రోజు  నిరాహార దీక్ష  కార్యక్రమం ను  Superintendent of Post Offices వారి ఆఫీసు ఎదురుగా చేయాలనీ నిర్ణయించడమైనది.
1. విశాఖపట్నం రీజినల్ పోస్ట్ మాస్టర్ జనరల్ వారు  Rotational Transfers Guidelines ను మార్చి ఐటెం No.6  ద్వారా   పదిసంవత్సరాలు నిండని ఉద్యోగులు ను  “C” class post office ల నందు   సబ్  పోస్ట్ మాస్టర్లు గా నియమించ   కూడదనే ఉత్తర్వులనువారు  జోడించి విడులదల  చేయుటను నిరసిస్తూ
2. M.V.P.Colony  పోస్ట్ ఆఫీసు ఫ్రాడ్ కేసు ను  CBI  కి అప్పగించమని.
3. ఆదార్ కార్డ్   స్కాన్నింగ్ ,  బట్వాడాసమాచారాన్ని  పొందు పరుచట కు తగిన సిబ్బందిని మంజూరు చేయాలని
         తదుపరి తే.  09.07.2012 ది నుండి  తే. 12.07.2012  ది వరకూ   విశాఖపట్నం నందు  పోస్ట్ మాస్టర్ జనరల్,విశాఖపట్నం రీజియన్ వారి ఆఫీసు ఎదుట ధర్నా కార్యక్రమం చేయాలనీ నిర్ణయించడమైనది

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DOPT issued a wonderfull order regarding Govt. servants covered by New Pension Scheme

According to this order Govt. Servants who appointed on or after 01/01/2004 will cover New Pension Scheme can get Provisional Pension according to Old Pension Scheme where Govt.Servant Died/Retired on medical invalidation.For details Please click this link to down load the order



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