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Portal for mutual transfer for postal staffs

Written By SRJ on Monday, August 29, 2016


A portal has been created for the purpose of mutual transfer for postal staffs (PA, SA, PASBCO, PAROCO, PAMMS, PAFPO, PARLO, MTS, Post Man).
  • Click below link and fill the form then submit.
  • Click on View Complete List to see the friends requested for mutual transfer. Already more than 500 members are added in the list. click below to see the complete list.
Link to the portal is given below



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All but BMS reject appeal to call off Sept.2 strike

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All the central trade unions (CTUs), barring the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Saturday evening categorically rejected the appeal made on Friday by the Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya to call off the scheduled September 2 all-India general strike.

Responding to an e-mail sent by the Minister to the trade unions, which lists the ‘proactive steps’ taken by the government to address the unions’ charter of demands, AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Das Gupta told The Hindu, “The Minister’s letter and the status report on our charter of demands is a repetition of old arguments. Nothing tangible has been offered, so our decision to strike stands.”

An isolated BMS, which has had two rounds of talks with the Group of Ministers led by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is waiting to hear formally from the government before taking a view on the strike.

Virjesh Upadhyay, BMS’ General Secretary told The Hindu, “Yes, I have heard of the Minister’s letter. We do not appreciate the approach of the Centre. Having said that, I want to state that we observed a certain advancement in the position of the government on our demands on issues related to anganwadi workers, bonus, and minimum wages. So, we would wait for a formal word from the government on commitments made to us. Otherwise, we would be compelled to take action.”

The AITUC leader’s letter to the Minister argues that for over a year, the GoM had not convened a single meeting with any central trade union barring one [the BMS].

The letter adds: “The government is going ahead with pro-employer labour law amendments through executive orders or otherwise, and giving assent to the anti-worker amendments moved by some state governments.”

Similar one last year
CTUs had observed a similar strike on September 2 last year on a broad chapter of 12 demands in protest against what they had termed as the “anti-people” policies of the Narendra Modi government. The BMS, which had initially agreed to the strike call, backed off in the last minute.

Unions of central government employees, who have their own grievances related to the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, are also mulling over the possibility of extending support to the strike.

Last week, university and college teachers’ unions backed the strike. Support to the strike from so many sections could make it one of the biggest in recent memory.

Among the demands of the trade unions are strict enforcement of all basic labour laws, minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000 per month with provisions of indexation, assured enhanced pension of not less than Rs. 3,000 per month, stoppage of disinvestment in central/state PSUs, the end of contracting permanent perennial work, and the payment of same wages.


Source :  http://www.thehindu.com
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You can stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook

Written By SRJ on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hyper-popular messaging app WhatsApp announced yesterday that it would start sharing some user data — including your phone number — with parent company Facebook. The two companies say the new policy will help you find friends and "improve your Facebook ads and products experiences," but it will also give businesses a new avenue to reach potential customers, with WhatsApp describing situations where banks and airlines will use your phone number to get in touch about fraudulent payments or delayed flights.



WhatsApp has promised that it won't sell or share that number with advertisers, but if you still balk at the idea of putting your phone number where a legion of hungry brands could potentially see it, you're in luck — you've still got a chance to stop WhatsApp from handing Facebook this new data if you act fast. There are two methods, as Motherboard notes, but the first has to be done before you accept the messaging app's new terms of service. Rather than clicking "agree" blindly, press the smaller "read more" option below, and uncheck the box that reads "Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook..."

Don't worry if you've already accepted those new terms, however — you've still got 30 days to opt out. Head to the app's settings menu, and then press the account tab. From there, you can uncheck the box reading "Share my account info" to stop providing Facebook with your user data.
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e-Monitoring of letter boxes clearance in Jodhpur through the 'Nanyatha' software

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JODHPUR: The postal department has introduced the electronic monitoring technology for letter box clearance through the 'Nanyatha' software developed by the postal department.

The programme helps to know the status of letters dropped in the box and functioning of the delivery system in the postal network through internet.

Krishna Kumar Yadav, director of postal services, Rajasthan Western Region, Jodhpur, launched the software in Jodhpur on Saturday which is aimed at monitoring the clearance of letter boxes installed at various locations. "This application helps in uploading information about the location of letter box, date and time of clearance and total number of letters, when the barcode is scanned using a smartphone," said Yadav.

"Each letter box is assigned a unique barcode consisting of a pincode followed by a 12-digit serial number. After getting the location, letter box attendant opens it, counts the number of letters inside, and scans the barcode through mobile by using the installed Android app. Then the attendant writes his/her name and the number of articles cleared through the app on the smartphone, which gets uploaded on the server," said Yadav.

This software also facilitates the public to know the status of letter which is posted in a particular letter box.

Customers, by just a click of mouse, can know whether their letters have been collected from the letter box or not. It is also possible to know the date, time and name of the postman who cleared the letters.

Yadav said that the application will be first introduced in Jodhpur city and will be spread to entire region gradually.

In first phase, 22 letter boxes under the control of Jodhpur head post office will be covered in this scheme.

Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Rajasthan Western Region, Jodhpur launched this software here on Saturday aimed at monitoring the clearance of letter boxes planted at various locations attached to post offices.



"This application helps in uploading the data about the location of letter box, date and time of clearance and number of letters, when the bar code is scanned using a smart phone", said Yadav.


"Each letter box is assigned a unique barcode consisting of a pin code followed by a twelve-digit serial number. After capturing the location, letter box attendant opens it, counts the number of letters inside, and scans the barcode fixed inside through the hand set by using the installed android application. Then the attendant enters his/her name and the number of articles cleared through the app on the smartphone, which gets uploaded on the server", said Yadav.


This software also facilitates the public to know the status of letter clearance which is posted in a particular letter box. Customers by a click of mouse can know whether the letters dropped by them in letter boxes are collected or not. It is also possible to know the date, time and name of the postman who picked up the letters.


Yadav said that the application will be first introduced in Jodhpur city and later will be spread to entire region gradually. In first phase, 22 letter boxes under the control of Jodhpur Head Post Office will be covered in this scheme.
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Income Tax Slabs & Rates for FY 2016-2017 (Assessment Year 2017-2018)

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INCOME TAX SLABS & RATES FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2016 - 2017 (ASSESSMENT YEAR 2017 - 2018)

Additional tax benefit of Rs.5000/- under Section 87A, if Income is upto Rs.5,00,000/-.
3% Extra Surcharge on total Tax.
Section 80GG: Deduction amount under 80GG increased from Rs 24,000 per annum to Rs 60,000 per annum. Section 80GG is applicable for all the individuals who do not own a residential house & do not get HRA (House Rent Allowance). 


Section 87A Rebate : Benefit of Rs 5,000 upto the income of Rs 5,00,000. If you are earning below Rs 5 lakh, you can save an additional Rs 3,000 in taxes. Tax rebate under Section 87A has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000. Effectively, this means now the basic exemption is of Rs 3 lakh. 
Surcharge: 15 % Surcharge on income of more than 1 crore rupees yearly has been proposed, earlier it was 10 %. 

National Pension System : 40% of corpus withdrawal at the time of retirement will be tax exempted. 
Section 80EE – First time Home Buyers can claim an additional Tax deduction of up to Rs 50,000 on home loan interest payments u/s 80EE. 
  • The home loan should have been sanctioned in FY 2016-17 
  • Loan amount should be less than Rs 35 Lakh 
  • The value of house should not be more than Rs 50 Lakh 
INCOME TAX RATES FOR GENERAL CATEGORY (NON SENIOR CITIZENS):

INCOME TAX RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS (60 YEARS & ABOVE, BUT BELOW 80 YEARS):

INCOME TAX RATES FOR VERY SENIOR CITIZENS (80 YEARS & ABOVE):
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Coaching class for IPO Examination at Madurai (TN Circle) for 8 days from 18.09.2016 to 25.09.2016

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Coaching class for IPO Examination at Madurai (TN Circle) for 8 days from 18.09.2016 to 25.09.2016 for All Subjects


It is informed by the General Secretary IP /ASP Association in his website that IP examination will be conducted  before the end of this year 2016. Hence it is the right time to start your study from now itself.
Shri. M.Bakthavatchalam. M.A. B.L., Senior Supdt. of Post Offices (Retired) and Shri. P.Karunanithy, Supdt. of Pos (Retired) will conduct Coaching class for eight days for ensuing IPO examination at Madurai as detailed below:

Venue
Tamilnadu Government Employees Association building, No. 11, Mela Perumal Maistry veethi, near Chennai Silks and opposite  to Park Plaza Hotel, opposite Railway station , Madurai 625 001
                              Eight  days classes
18.09.2016(Sunday) to 25.09.2016 – (Sunday)

  1. Coaching classes will be conducted from 0930 hours to 1700 hours.
  2. Candidates are requested to bring books given under serial numbers of the list of IPO exam books given in annexure below  (Sl No. 1, 3, 4, 5, 10,11, 13,  14,   17, 18,19, 21  and 22)
  3. Study materials can be obtained in the coaching class.
  4. Fees: Rs. 500/- (Five hundred only)  per day.
  5. Coaching classes are conducted in English only. IPO candidates from neighbouring Circles may also participate.
  6. Male candidates may stay in nearby lodges around  coaching class.
  7. Accommodation for lady candidates is available in DEVI’S Women Hostel,  Old No. 10, Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai 625002. Rent per day is Rs.200/- including meals. Ladies who will accompany with candidates can also stay in the hostel.  Bus stop: Tallakulam Puma Hospital stop. Opposite road from  Classic stores. For further details, candidates can contact Smt. Meenal Warden (Cell No. 9786412846).

Willing officials are requested to send a SMS regarding their participation in the coaching class to Cell No: 094433 29681.
Further details please contact Shri. P.Karunanithy, Supdt. of Pos (Retired), No. 5, Moovendar Nagar East, Madurai Reserve Lines, Madurai 625 014.                            (Cell number : 094433 29681).
IPO Examination books from Shri. P.Karunanithy,
Retired Superintendent of Post Offices
    Sl.NoSubjectsRate
    1.Guide on  FR & SR (All parts) Rs.  50/-
    2.Guide on  Compendium of complaints & other subjectsRs.150/-
    3.Guide on Manuals  and other subjectsRs.150/-
    4.Guide on Law  subjectsRs.150/-
    5.Guide on miscellaneous  subjectsRs.150/-
    6.Guide on Acts  and other subjectsRs.150/-
    7.Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VRs.150/-
    8.Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VIIRs.150/-
    9.Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VIIIRs.250/-
    10.Questions and answers 2011,2012,2013 &2014Rs.200/-
    11.MCQ on Postal Manual Volume VII   Rs. 50/-
    12.Universal’s MCQ book on Constitution of IndiaRs.225/-
    13.General English containing MCQ Questions and AnswersRs.150/-
    14.Guide on Post Office Guides containing MCQ Questions and Answers regarding PO Guide Part I , PO Guide Part II and Savings Bank and Savings Certificate mattersRs.150/-
    15.Latest General Knowledge book for the year 2017Rs.185/-
    16.Reasoning or Mental abilityRs.120/-
    17.Bare Act on ConstitutionRs.150/-
    18.Bare Act on Consumer Protection ActRs.  65/-
    19.Bare Act on RTIRs.  75/-
    20.
    21.“Disciplinary Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 575 Q& A containing CCS (CCA) Rules, Conduct Rules, Schedule containing the particulars of Appointing Authority, Disciplinary    Authority and Appellate Authority in respect of Postal and RMS officialsand Grade Pay of Postal and RMS employeesRs. 140/-
    22.“ Financial Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 514 Questions and Answers  containing FHB Volume I, FHB Volume II and General Financial Rules, 2005Rs. 150/-
    Total amount for booksRs.3010-
    PostageRs. 120/-
    Total amount for which M.O is to be remitted Rs 3130/-
    All books are in English version only
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    Aggrieved central govt employees pin hope in meeting between Committee of Secretaries and NJCA on Sept 1

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    The all-important meeting scheduled by the government comes a day before the pan-India strike called by several employee unions across organized sectors.


    New Delhi, Aug 27: Committee of Secretaries will hold their second meeting regarding the resolution of anomalies in the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The meeting is scheduled on September 1. The leading employee union, National Joint Council of Action, headed by Shiv Gopal Mishra, has been invited in the meeting.

    Aggrieved central government employees pin their hope in the outcome of the meeting. However, many among them have turned increasingly pessimistic, after reports floated earlier in the week stating that the government would not be increasing the minimum salary which has been fixed as Rs 18,000.

    Shiv Gopal Mishra is expected to pitch the demands of the government employees before the high-powered committee. As of now, it is not clear whether government would pitch for a compromise with the union. However, the committee members are scheduled to hear the grievances of the employees as raised by the Unions.

    One of the foremost demands raised by NJAC is that the government should use 3.68 fitment factor, instead of 2.57 in calculating the minimum salary, as well as the hike in allowances. The minimum salary of government employees as per 6th Pay Commission was Rs 7,000.

    This was increased by the Justice AK Mathur led panel to Rs 18,000, using the 2.57 fitment factor. If the 3.68 fitment factor would be applied, the entry-level pay would be hiked to Rs 26,000.

    The 7th Pay Commission report prepared by Justice (Retd) AK Mathur had suggested the abolition of 51 out of the 194 existing allowances. A total of 27 allowances were subsumed.
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    Extend the benefit of Gratuity to all NPS Employees - A Major Victory Of The Struggle

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    IMPORTANT GOVT ORDER

    A MAJOR VICTORY OF THE STRUGGLE OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES:

    Confederation of central Govt Employees & Workers have been continuously fighting against pension reforms implemented by Govt in tune with the neo-liberal policies and demanding SCRAPPING OF THE NEW PENSION SYSTEM (NPS). Further we have been demanding that those employees who are covered by NPS should be eligible for payment of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) and Family Pension and also Govt guaranteed Minimum Pension and Compensation for price rise (Dearness Relief). Now the Govt has conceded one of our demand. Govt of India has issued orders to extend the benefit of Gratuity to all NPS Employees. Further the Cabinet has decided to constitute a committee for streamlining the implementation of NPS. We shall present the remaining issues before that Committee also. Scrapping of NPS is one of the main demand of 2016 September 2nd General Strike also. No struggle will go in vain. Let us make the strike a grand success
    M.Krishnan,
    Secretary General
    Confederation.
    No. 7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
    Ministry of Personnel, Public (Grievances and Pensions
    Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
    Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
    New Delhi-110 003, Dated the 26th August, 2016
    OFFICE MEMORANDUM
    Subject: Extension of benefit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) – regarding.
    The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their O.M. No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s O.M. No. 38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.
    2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect of government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall be eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rulke,1972.
    3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their .D. Note No. 1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.
    4. In their application to the persons belonging to the India Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
    5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government Employees who joined Government Service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1.2004.
    Sd/-
    (Harjit Singh)
    Director (Pension Policy)
    Source : confederationhq
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    Postmaster Cadre - It is wise to ask 3 months time to give option Form ?

    Written By SRJ on Saturday, August 27, 2016



    Dear Postmasters...

    Because of the Cadre restructure is nearing, It is wise to ask 3 months time as per the Central Civil services (Revised Pay rules) 2016 Para no 6(1) provisions by the Postmaster cadre officials especially Grade I postmaster cadre officials.

    Reasons are as follows...

    Reason 1 :

    As per the para 'F' of cadre restructure order dated 27.05.2016, General line LSG posts are elevated to G.P Rs4200 from G.P Rs.2800.

    In the same way, as per the "same work same pay concept" and "PM Cadre is carved out only from LSG posts, it is more or less confirmed that PM Cadre is gonna fixed with G.P Rs.4200/-.

    But the question is when?

    Fine these are the illustrations of two postmaster cadre officials......

    A Postmaster cadre official, his basic pay is Rs.13810 is fixed with new pay rules w.e.f., 01.01.2016.

    Another postmaster cadre official, and his basic pay also Rs.13810 is asked three months time.... Comparative study is as follows....

    Fixing the new pay as on 01.01.16
    Amount in Rupees
    Asking three months time
    Amount in Rupees
    Basic Pay as on 1.1.1635900Basic pay as on 1.1.1613810
    After increment 1.7.1637000After increment 1.7.1614230
    Within 3 months we could come to a conclusion about cadre restructure.
    After that, if G.P is elevated to Rs.4200 to PM Grade I then we could give New pay fixation on Subsequent increment 01.07.2017 (Within a year C.R shall be implemented) (No arrears and no pay upto 30.06.2016)
    Or not we could give pay fixation option from 01.01.2016 and we shall get arrears of six months. But we shall loss huge amount in basic pay.
    After G.P is elevated to Rs.4200 in between 26.07.2016 to 30.06.2016
    Next cell after Rs.37000 is 38100
    Fixing in the Level 6 (G.P Rs.4200 Level) his new pay is
    38700In old pay structure his new pay is
    14230 +1400 =15630
    One notional increment 3%
    16100 + DA 125%
    =36225
    On 01.07.2017 his next pay39900After continuing old pay upto 30.06.2016.
    Switching over to new pay as on 01.07.2017
    Old pay=16100
    3% increment=490
    Total = 16590
    *2.57 fixing level 6 =44900
    In basic pay itself Difference is Rs. 5000. Loss will occurred if option is given before cadre restructure i.e., 01.01.2016
     
    Conclusions...
    1. If necessary we could opt new pay from 01.01.2016 and we shall get arrears too within the 3 months time
    2. Before cadre restructure if we opted new pay then it shall be the loss to the Postmaster cadre employees especially to the G.P From Rs.2800 to 4200 (i.e., Grade I officials)
    3. In a long run, we shall regain the loss of arrears of 18 months within 2 years.
    4. The above calculations are applicable to the MACP I to MACP II officials too.
    5. Think wisely and decide with your own calculations.
    All the best.
    Source:postmastercadre
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    NPS Employees shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ as per CCS (Pension) Rule,1972

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    NPS Employees shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ as per CCS (Pension) Rule,1972 – Finance Ministry issued orders on 26.8.2016
    Extension of benefits of (Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity) to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)- regarding.
    No.7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
    Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
    Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
    Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
    New De1hi-110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.
    OFFICE MEMORANDUM
    Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.
    The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their OM No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No.38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.
    2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.
    3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. Note No.1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.
    4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
    5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1_2004.
    sd/-
    (Harjit Singh)
    Director (Pension Policy)
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