Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Second meeting of the committee constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th pay commission regarding allowances.


Gazette notification for Simple Reversionary Bonus on Rural Postal Life Insurance for the year 2014-15

CS Karnataka and his team met with Secretary (Posts)

Shri Vasudeo Chatra President,  Manjunatha Hubballi Circle Secretary and IP/ASPs working in Bangaluru city of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, Karnataka Circle Branch met with Secretary (Posts) at Bangaluru on 22/8/2016 and handed over memorandum with a request to take up the issue to grant GP of Rs. 4600/- to Inspector Posts w. e. f. 1/1/2006 with Nodal Ministry/MoF. They also discussed other pending issues and Hon'ble Secretary (Posts) assured to look into it favorably. 



source: Chq




Clarification on admissibility of Transport Allowance in the cases where the officers are drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/- in PB-4

50 companies including World Bank, Deutsche Bank and Barclays keen on associating with postal bank initiative: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Around 50 companies including global banking institutions, like the World Bank, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, have expressed eagerness to be associated with the Centre's postal payments bank initiative, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today 

"We will begin postal payments banking service from September 16, wherein 1.3 lakh postmen will be given hand-held devices, a moving ATM to provide banking services, insurance, money-order, as well as third-party service," Information Technology Minister said after inaugurating an incubation centre at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) here. 

"Some 50 companies, including World Bank, Deutsche Bank, Swiss Bank, Barclays, want to be associated with us," said the senior BJP leader. 

The Union Cabinet in June had cleared the proposal for postal payments banks with a corpus of Rs 800 crore. The proposal is to set up 650 branches of postal payments banks. 

Prasad said his ministry is taking up several initiatives to use IT and related services to improve the services, and asked IT experts to use government services through the STPI to innovate in this direction. 

"We will also begin virtual classroom facility so that we can use technology to offer better education through virtual classrooms. As a pilot project, 3,500 government schools will be given the facility, of which 770 schools are from Gujarat," Prasad added. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

GENERAL BODY MEETING ON 27.08.2016

General Body meeting of our Association will be held on 27.08.2016  at 1000 hours to discuss  about Cadre Restructure, implementation  of Up gradation of Grade Pay w.e.f 01.01.2006  to submit a proposal/opinion to CHQ on behalf of our circle  during the CWC (CHQ) meeting on 10.09.2016/11.09.2016. Therefore all the members are requested to attend the meeting and make it grand success

VENUE : O/O SSPOS, HYDERABAD CITY DIVISION, HYDERABAD 

Monday, August 22, 2016

CWC Meeting (CHQ) at Ujjain on 10-9-2016 and 11-9-2016

In the above  Meeting proposal for the Cadre Restructure  will be Finalized. In this connection it is decided to conduct General Body Meeting of our Association  at Hyderabad on 27-08-2016 @ 10:00 hrs in the premises of SSPOs Hyderabad City Division, Hyderabad to discuss the following issues and submit proposal/opinion of our circle to CHQ.

1) Cadre Restructure.
2)  Implementation Up gradation of GP Rs.4600 w.e.f. 01-01-2006

Any other issue with the permission of the chair. Therefore all the members are requested to attend the meeting and share the opinion and enable to submit proposal/opinion on behalf of our Circle to CHQ

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Technical Resignation & Lien- Consolidated guidelines.

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated


The India Post Payments Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs yesterday under the Companies Act 2013. This would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts. This has happened in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, raising the expectations of the people from the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank. With this move the Department of Posts has cleared an important milestone on this journey.

With the incorporation, the Board of the India Post Payments Bank Limited is likely to be constituted soon. The incorporation of the IPPB Ltd is a significant step forward as this also paves the way for the bank to begin hiring of banking professionals to set up the bank and begin its operations in 2017. The Department of Posts is expected to complete the roll out of its branches all over the country by September 2017. This could be the fastest roll out for a bank anywhere in the world.

The aspiration for the India Post Payments Bank is to become the most accessible bank in the world riding on state of the art banking and payments technology. Coupled with the physical presence across 1.55 lakh post offices and the reach of “The Dakiya”, the India Post Payments Bank aims to become a powerful and effective vehicle of real financial inclusion in the country. It is poised to create a national payments architecture riding on a modern payments platform and ubiquitous information and communication technologies that can be accessed by all users and service providers like never before. The stakeholders of the India Post Payments Bank within the Government and outside are looking at this new entity as a catalyst to social and financial inclusion. 

source:PIB

PV Sindhu India Badminton, Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu makes it to Olympic badminton finals

Indian female shuttler PV Sindhu took on Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinal match of Women’s Single Badminton at Rio Olympics 2016. Both Sindhu and Okumura gave a tough fight to each other. However, Sindhu emerged victorious in the highly competitive match. The victory has ensured silver for the Indian athlete. Meanwhile, Okuhara would compete for the bronze medal. PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in a two-straight victory. The final scores are : 21-19, 21-10. This is by far, the most dominating victory of any Indian athlete at Rio Olympics 2016. If she continues with this form, Sindhu could bag the gold medal on Friday. PV Sindhu has remained the most impressive performer of the Indian contingent so far. Sindhu successfully won the Round of 16, and subsequently defeated China’s Wang Yihan in the quarterfinal. However, she had a cumbersome task in the semifinal match, taking on Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. Earlier, Spain’s Carolina Marin defeated Chinese shuttler Li Xuerui in the semi-finals event. The finals would be played on Friday at 7:30 PM as per Indian Standard Time (IST). Sindhu would take on Caroline Marin, who has defeated her earlier at the Shanghai Grand Prix. The match is expected to be highly competitive. 
source :India.com 

Supplementary Inspection Questionnaire of HO, SO and BO relating to Mobile Money Transfer Service (MMTS)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs office acknowledged our letter given by our GS.

Donation to CHQ .......

All are aware that GS has made an appeal on 2/8/2016 to all members to donate some  amount to CHQ to make fund position healthy. As you know that CHQ and his team is continuously taking hard efforts to get the problems of our members resolved. Therefore it is requested all the members to donate amount to CHQ voluntarily to strengthen the financial position of CHQ to resolve the our issues. Donation amount may be credited to the  following account.


Name of the account holder : Vilas S. Ingale and Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli

SB Account No.                  : 3049419758 

Name of PO                      : Dadar HO, Mumbai 400014

SOL No.                           : 40001400

29th All India Postal Tournament (2015-2016) Circulation of Final results.

circular on National pension scheme

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Change of Role of SBCO in the backdrop of implementation of CBS ( SB order No. 14/2015) & Annexure to SB order 14/2015 Addendum-II

Outsourced Postal Agents (OPA) and their Duties

1. Introduction:

a. Outsourced Postal Agents (OPAs) scheme will be applicable for Registered Post (including  Parcels),  Business  and Express Parcel and  Speed Post (domestic) articles  and will  replace  the  existing  scheme of  Outsourced  Agents  present applicable for Speed Post.

b. OPAs should be engaged where there is perceived gap in our services.  Circles may undertake this exercise before engaging OPAs.

c.  Such agents will be authorized  to undertake pickup, booking or delivery or all or combination of any of the activities.

d.  Instructions  regarding   modalities  of  the  engagement  of  such  agents  have already  been issued  by  Planning  Division  vide  No.  40-4/2016 - Pig dated 1 1.07.2016.In order to prevent fraudulent practices by the OPAs, it will be the responsibility   of   the   Circles/Regions/Divisions/Appointing   authorities   to assess credit worthiness of the OPAs.

2.  Role and Responsibilities of the Outsourced Postal Agent s (OPAs):

a.  Pick up:

i.  OPAs will collect  the articles from both retail and identified bulk customers from   their  respective  premises   and  provide   a  preliminary  receipt   with barcode   provided   by  the  Department.  They  will collect  correct  value  of postage (in  cash) from  the  cus tomers  and deposit  the  same with  the link post office/processing office (BNPL Offices, BPCs, NSH, Parcel Hubs) on the same day.   As far as possible  articles  picked  up  I booked  up  by    OPAs
should  be inducted  in  to  the  stream in identified  processing  offices/Post Offices   having   direct  begging   facilities   so   that   articles   get   delivery advantage and can be accepted even after normal working hours.

ii.  After handing over the consignments to the booking office, agent will collect receipt from  the Booking Office  in lieu  of  the consignments  and  amount given by him.

iii.  Barcodes will be  supplied to  the OPAs in duplicate. One barcode will be affixed  on the  copy of Preliminary Receipt  given to  sender at the  time of collecting the article and other will be affixed  on the article. OPA shall note the article number  on the other copy of the PR book to track the articles at a later stage.

iv.  At  the  time  of  booking of  the article,  two  copies  of  the  receipt  will  be generated, one will be pasted on the article and other will be given back to the sender through OPA.

v.  OPA  shall be  responsible for  safety and security of  the articles and its contents during his custody.

vi.   Postage pre-paid (partial or full) articles and franked articles will not be accepted by the OPAs.

vii. OPAs will be supplied with numbered preliminary receipt books (PR books) and Bar codes for proper control and monitoring by the concerned controlling officer.

viii. Account office, office where OPA will hand over the collected articles, will check the articles and PR book for correct realization of postage.

ix. OPA will ensure that articles collected before cut off time are handed over to the account office along  with postage realized  on  the same day, falling which penal action may be taken against the OPA for  misappropriation of the Government money.

x.  Account office while receiving the articles and postage from the OPA should sign and stamp on the last used preliminary receipt In the PR book.Further, the officer accepting the postage should also write the amount realized from OPA on the last used receipt.

b. Booking:

i.  OPAs  authorized for booking  shall provide a booking  facility  at the pre-approved location.

li. In case booking agent is also authorized to  provide pickup, all the consignments collected by him along with other consignments which are directly handed over by the customer at his premises will be booked by him In the module provided by the Department.

iii.  Correct realization of the postage as per service tariff and other parameters will be the responsibility of the OPAs.

iv.  OPA will  ensure that all the consignments booked by him  is affixed with proper barcode number and MPCM receipt generated. Account Office, the office to which OPA Is attached, before accepting the consignments will ensure the same.

v. Account office will also randomly check the consignments for proper realisation of the postage.

vi. Department will provide a booking module to the OPAs to book the articles In the system and make the data transmission of the booked articles. Once the system is provided and implemented, no article shall be accepted by the booking office for further transmission if booking data for same has not been uploaded.  Till the time, the system Is not made available, no agent will be authorized to book the articles.

vii.  Supervisor  of  the  Account  Office  will  be  responsible   for  verification  of Postage realized on each article and affixed  viz-a-viz cross check it with  the information available in the system.

viii.   OPAs shall not avail any credit  facility  and the  requisite  postage  shall  be credited by the OPAs while handing over the consignment before the cut-off time.

ix.  Postage  pre-paid (partial or  full) and franked  articles will not  be accepted/booked by the OPAs.

x.  Further. OPAs would not be eligible for franking license.

xi.  OPAs shall be responsible  for  safety and  security  of  the  articles  and  its contents during  the period of custody.

xii.  OPAs will be  supplied with numbered  Bar codes  for  proper  control  and monitoring by the concerned controlling officer.
xlll. While booking the articles, collected by OPAs, booking OPAs should  ensure that articles  are booked  with  the  barcode  number  provided  by collection OPA.MPCM receipts  generated on booking  of articles should be disposed of in following manner:

•       One copy should be pas ted on article

•       Other copy should be given to the collection OPA for handing over same to the sender

xiv.   In case, article belongs to a customer who has visited the counter in person, MPCM receipts generated should be disposed of in following manner:

•       One copy should be pasted on article

•       Other copy should be given to the sender

xv.  OPA will ensure that articles collected before cut off time are handed over to the  account  office  along  with  postage  realized on  the  same day,  failing which penal action may be taken against  the OPA for  misappropriation  of the Government money.

c.  Delivery:

i.  OPAs shall collect  the articles  for  delivery  from  the identified office/ link Post Office  before  the cut off time  for  delivery in Identified  area I delivery jurisdiction.

ii.  Supervisor of the office will ensure that only permitted class of the articles are handed over to the OPA. While handing over the article of the delivery to the OPA, concerned office should  ensure  transmission  of  the  data  to the OPAs. CEPT Mysore will make necessary software provisions.   It should be further   ensured that all the articles  of  eligible  category,  considering  the workload of the delivery office, is given to OPA to deliver judiciously with a view to have higher delivery percentage and ensuring door delivery of all the articles.

iii.   OPA  shall make calls  to the customers before attempting  for the delivery and will arrange delivery of the articles as per customer convenience.

iv.  OPA shall deliver all the articles on same day of collection of the articles from Identified office/ Link Post Office. Any consignment which could not be delivered for any reason will be delivered by OPA next day. However,  OPA is required to give the returns to the linked post office before the cut off time. However, OPA will provide the detailed remarks with respect to the articles which he would be keeping In custody to effect delivery after cut off time or on next day.

v. Supervisor of the delivery branch will verify the genuineness of the remarks before taking any further action.

vi.  OPA will upload the delivery data either through the mobile app or through other means on web as the case may be.

vii.  OPA will remit the CoD amount or any other fee to be collected from the addressee for the delivered articles while submitting the returns.

viii.  OPA shall be paid only for those articles  which have been delivered by him or returned after proper attempt & with valid remarks  and data Is uploaded in the system. Till the time system for data exchange Is not provided, later part will not be applicable.

ix.  OPA shall  be  responsible  for  safety and  security of  the  article and its contents during his custody.

x.  Quality of service offered by the OPAs shall be reviewed every fortnight and action to be taken accordingly to maintain the high quality of service. Further, delivery arrangements should be made in a manner so as to cope up with any exigencies or sudden flow of the articles.

d. OPAs shall also accept the complaints from customers served by them. In case it is found that there has been service level failure on the part of the OPA for which complaint has been made and in such a case compensation payable by the Department shall be recovered from the OPA.

3. Commission: Commission payable to OPAs will be as under:

PICK UP COMMISSIONS

Upto 500 gm

Rs.3 /·

500 gm to 5 kg

Rs. 14/·

More than 5 kg

Rs. 35/·

Booking Commission (In Rs.) (Per Article)

Upto 500 gm

Rs.3 /-

500 gm to 5 kg

Rs. 5/·

More than 5 kg

Rs. 7/-

Delivery Commission (in Rs.) (Per Article)

Upto 500 gm

Rs.5/-

500 gm to 5 kg

Rs. 14/-

More than  5 kg

Rs. 35/-
In case of Delivery of COD Articles, commission for collection of cash at a flat  rate of0.25% of cash collected

4. Accounting Procedures  and Payment  to OPAs: The payment to Agents will be made  by  debiting   directly  from  revenue  receipt  Head  of  account  for which detailed Account Head and SOP will be provided by DDG (PAF).

5.  Local Policy Decisions and Monitoring:

a.  The Circle/Regional  Heads are authorized  under  the  scheme to make  finer details to operationalise the scheme as per localconditions and requirements.

b. The  monitoring   of  activities   of  the  OPAs will   be  through  the  Business Development Vertical/structure working  in the Circles, Regions and Postal/RM5 Divisions  which  includes  interalia   reporting/monitoring  of  the OPAs to/by   the  ASPs/IPs/HSG-I/HSG-11  /LSG in  the  Divisional  Office. Every Division will identify one such supervising staff for the purpose of monitoring and guiding the OPAs. The Divisional Heads will report to APMG/AD (BD) in the Regional/ Circle Office. Similarly, every Region will identify one APMG/AD along with 11'/0A to monitor/ liaison with Circle Office and Divisional Office. The  officer   so  identified in  Region  will  report  to  Circle  Office  vertical  in addition  to Regional PMG/DPS. The officer so identified in regional office  in turn will report to CPMGs through PMG (Mails&BD)/DPS(Malls/BD)/DPS(HQ).The  monitoring will be done  as per the vertical structure  as  follows:

Divisional Head (Postal)

6. Numbered Preliminary receipt Book & Pre-printed Barcode Stickers: Numbered Preliminary receipt Book & Pre-printed Barcode Stickers shall be provided by the concerned Link Post Office to OPAs  using Point of Sale Software/ latest software approved for OPA by the Department of Posts.

7. Divisional Heads will make surprise visit to the OPAs and will check relevant records to ensure that all the activities are being carried out in a proper manner and no Irregularity Is involved.  Further Divisional Head will make quarterly inspection of such OPAs and account offices.  Relevant records relating to all the transactions done through OPAs shall be preserved for a period of I8 months.  In case of any pending complaints, vigilance case etc. record should be preserved for a period or 6 months after settlement of the case.

Release of Special Cover on"World's Biggest Naga Shirdi Sai Baba Statue, Machilipatnam at VIjayawada on 13-8.2016 on auspicious occasion of Krishna Pushkarams.


All the members are aware of that  our GS will  meet  Secretary Posts on 22nd of this month and plan to submit a comprehensive memorandum escalating our cadre grievances.   Therefore, all the members are requested to submit grievances relating our cadre which are to be resolved at Directorate level through mailed to "ipaspap@gmail.com"or inform to President or Secretary/AGS to bring  the issues to the notice of our GS.

RAJYA SABHA Q & A : SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION COMMITTEE FOR ALLOWANCES

7th CPC Allowances Committee meeting held on 4th August 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  244
ANSWERED ON  09.08.2016

Seventh Pay Commission Committee for allowances

244      Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

(a) the steps being taken by the Government for implementing the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission;

(b) the details of the Committee constituted regarding allowances and minimum pay, domain and time-limit thereof;

(c) by when the recommendations of the Commission regarding pay and allowances will be actually implemented; and

(d) the reasons for delay in this regard?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF FINANCE (SHRI ARUN JAITELY)

A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 244 for 09.08.2016 by Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap on Seventh Pay Commission Committee for Allowances

(a) to (d): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The resolution on Government decisions has been issued on 25.07.2016. The matters relating to pay and pension, as decided by the Government, have been implemented with effect from 01.01.2016. In view of the significant departure from the existing provisions recommended by the 7th CPC and a number of representations received from Employee Associations and other stakeholders in this regard, the Government has decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members for examination before taking a final decision. The Committee has been asked to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.

LOK SABHA Q & A : ON POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE SCHEMES




LOK SABHA Q & A : MY STAMP SCHEME





LOK SABHA Q & A : DISPOSAL OF POSTAL ARTICLES



Revision of monetary ceiling for purchase of briefcases/ladies purses for official purpose


Lok Sabha Q & A : Savings Accounts in post offices





Sunday, August 07, 2016


The following issues  are  put up before  Hon'ble Secretary(posts)  on 06.08.2016 at Vijayawada by the  Association  and Sir has assured that he will look into it. 


1.  Implementation of  Upgraded  GP to the IP/ASP/SP w.e.f  01.01.2006 instead of 01.01.2016 since there is no  appreciable financial benefit to the cadre if it effects from  01.01.2016.

2.  Conduction of  LDCE  year wise exams to the cadre of PS Group "B" since 2013  

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Due to sincere efforts made by the Association  the request of Smt. Vishnu Jyothi, ASP (HQ), Mahaboobnagar Division  to Hyderabad City Region  is registered