Saturday, 30 April 2016

Sri SK.Sinha, Member(P) will hold addl charge of Secretary Posts

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Reservation in promotion

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-April-2016 15:08 IST
Reservation in promotion
Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.
In accordance with Supreme Court judgment dated 15.07.2014, results of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 1996 for Section Officer grade were revised by UPSC. Appellants, who were declared successful in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996, were included in SOSL 1996 by this Department. Later the benefit was extended to similarly placed SC/ST officers who were declared qualified in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996. On their inclusion in SOSL 1996, these officers have become eligible for consideration for promotion to the next grade (Under Secretary) on completion of eight years of approved service in SO grade i.e. they become eligible for consideration in USSL 2004 onwards subject to the size of the zone. A proposal for review of USSLs 2004 and 2005 has been forwarded to UPSC in which these officers have been included in the zone.
This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau in the Rajya Sabha today.


DoP seeks Cabinet nod for payments bank proposal

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Income tax department to pay interest on TDS refund

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7th Pay Commission – Employees Demand not just Pay Hike – Want the Arrears too

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

24th NUR'C' Tamil Nadu Circle conference at Erode- Youth Wing session.

24th NUR'C' Tamil Nadu Circle conference at Erode

Saturday, 23 April 2016

24th NUR 'C' TamilNadu Circle Conference- Open session held at Erode on 22.04.2016

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Promotion of Sorting Assistants to LSG Cadre in RMS-22.04.2016

Friday, 22 April 2016

24th NUR 'C' Tamilnadu Circle Conference - CWC held at Erode


Thursday, 21 April 2016

LTC 80 Air Fare with effect from 1st April 2016

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Our 24th Circle conference will be held at Erode from 22.04.2016 to 24.04.2016.

Govt Devising Way To Implement 7th Pay Commission Award

New Delhi: The Implementation Cell in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the report of the Seventh Pay Commission before cabinet nod, is now working on an effective mechanism for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award by resolving the issues that arose over minimum pay and pay gap.
A proposal for raising minimum salary of the central government employees to Rs 20,000 from the Seventh pay commission recommendation Rs 18,000 also under study, officials close to the implementation cell told us.
However, central government employees unions demanded minimum pay Rs 26,000. “we think it should not be touched to Rs 26,ooo,” the implementation cell official said.
Once the minimum pay is hiked, salaries of 48 lakh central government employees will automatic automatically increase, depending on their length and post of service than the seventh Pay Commission recommendations and it’s the solution for resolving the pay gap.
But the final decision on the row over minimum pay and pay gap is expected to come from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
People, familiar with the development, told the us for that reason the Implementation Cell was yet to send the file to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.
“The final proposal on the 7th Pay Commission is yet to reach us from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries,” the PMO officials also told us.
On receipt of the proposal from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, they added.
Under the prevailing circumstances, the central government employees are likely to draw salaries under the 7th Pay Commission for the month of July, as promised earlier by the Finance Minister.
Officials, however, said whenever the 7th Pay Commission would come into effect, the government servants would get their enhanced benefits of salaries with effect from the month of January, 2016.
The 7th Pay Commission award will be implemented in phases. In the first phase, the central government employee will get the basic pay as well as its arrears and in the second phase, they will get allowances but without arrears.
The current budget has an allocation of Rs 70,000 crore for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award for 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents.
The complexity over implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award cropped up soon after the recommendation made by Justice A K Mathur’s pay panel.
The 7th Pay Commission recommended the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1:13.8, while all pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.
The Central government employees’ associations said, “not at all happy” with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and, in fact, “no section of the Gruop B and C employees is satisfied”, as the Commission has recommended a minimal pay increase as compared to the previous Pay Commissions., they added.
When the Finance Ministry was contacted to know about their latest 7th Pay Commission award, officials said, “We’re ready to send the final proposal to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”
But he refused to say when the final proposal would be sent to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.
However, a number of sources at the Finance Ministry said the PMO would take the decision on minimum pay and pay gap, after recommendation of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries led by the cabinet secretary P K Sinha was formed to review it.
The 7th Pay Commission handed over its recommendations to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 in 2015, while a secretary-level Empowered Committee was formed in January to review the proposals.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Centre Considers Including Cruise Tours Under Leave Travel Concession Scheme

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma today said presently only 0.40 per cent of the tourists in India opt for cruise tours, while India's share in the global cruise tourism market is 0.68 per cent. (File Photo)
MUMBAI: Aiming to increase cruise tourism, the Centre is mulling to include vacations on luxury ships under the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scheme where government employees get their travel costs reimbursed.
"We are looking at including cruise tours under the LTC scheme. Employees can go on cruise ships at government expense," Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Suman Billa said during a session on tourism at the Maritime India Summit here today.
He said such a move will shore up the sagging numbers of tourists opting for cruise tours and will be a huge boost for the sector.
Mr Billa said for the five years between FY10 and FY14, there has been a 14 per cent decline in the number of tourists opting for cruise tours in the country, a trend the government wants to reverse.
In FY10, there were 55,000 domestic and 1.35 lakh foreign tourists who boarded cruise ships, which dropped to 45,000 and 70,000, respectively, in FY14, he said.
Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma today said presently only 0.40 per cent of the tourists in India opt for cruise tours, while India's share in the global cruise tourism market is 0.68 per cent.
The government is targeting to take this up to 1 per cent by 2020 and further to 2 per cent later.
Most Indians "have a craze" towards cruise tourism, he said, adding that special emphasis has been laid on cruise tourism in the last 18 months.
Mr Billa said a task force set up in November 2015 to increase cruise tourism is looking at various aspects, including developing infrastructure, simplifying procedures, increasing marketing and communication activities, and incentives and commissions.
The move to include holidays on cruise ships under the LTC is also one of the proposals the task force, chaired by tourism secretary and co-chaired by the shipping secretary, is looking into, he said.
Mr Billa said India is best placed to take advantage of cruise tourism as it stands close to a busy route for cruise ships between the Middle East and South East Asian countries.

Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to Review the Progress of India Post

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is likely to undertake a review of India Post on April 14 regarding action taken by the department for setting up its payments bank.

According to sources, PMO will also take stock of progress made by Department of Post (DoP) to improve functioning through initiatives like e-commerce and IT modernization.

The Public Investment Board (PIB) has already approved the Rs 800-crore proposal from India Post for setting up a payments bank and after the PMO review, it will be sent to the Cabinet for final approval.

"Top officials of DoP will brief PMO about the progress made so far by the department in improving efficiency and what is the latest update regarding the payments bank," a source said. 

The meeting with PMO is likely to take place on April 14, the source added.

The PMO is monitoring the progress made by DoP to improve its functioning and utilizing the vast network of post offices across the country for financial inclusion.

Earlier this year also, PMO had taken a review of DoP with special focus on the implementation of proposals submitted by a task force on leveraging the department's post office network.

India Post has selected Deloitte to advise it on setting up a payments bank.

The India Post payments bank will primarily target unbanked and under-banked customers in rural, semi-rural and remote areas, with a focus on providing simple deposit products and money remittance services.

The pilot for the payments bank is set to start from January 2017 and the full-fledged operations may start by March.

As many as 40 international financial conglomerates including World Bank and Barclays have shown interest to partner the postal department for setting up the bank.

For strengthening the e-commerce infrastructure, DoP has set up 57 new state-of-the-art parcel centres across the country through which more than 400 e-commerce companies are being serviced.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti

Wednesday, 13 April 2016



Tuesday, 12 April 2016



Monday, 11 April 2016

Payment of Dearness Allowance order -Tamil Nadu cirlce

Meghdoot post cards to woo voters

The Election Department of Puducherry is set to woo reluctant voters to exercise their franchise at the time of polling with an innovative initiative.

A number of new initiatives are being launched to take Voter turn out to new high in the UT.

Meghdoot post cards containing customised print would be sent to First Time voters, Low Voter turnout households and other targeted households in Puducherry. Appreciative of the new initiative, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said, “The State is well poised for a high level of polling. The polling percentage was 86 in the last Assembly polls. A number of initiatives are being taken to improve this voting rate. One of the initiatives is post cards which will be sent to the all domestic households.”

“Probably this will be a novel idea. Meghdoot post cards will be sent to all households in the territory as an invitation to voters to come out and cast their votes. ”

Will be sent to first time voters, low voter turnout households and other targetted ones

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Poor connectivity, staff shortage ail Panchkula post offices

Customers at post offices across Panchkula have been facing difficulties with regard to transactions as issues relating to server and connectivity have hit the system. With the problem persisting for almost three weeks, citizens have been queuing up at their respective post offices prior to their opening. There are three post offices in Panchkula--in Sectors 4, 8 and 15.
Officials at the Sector 8 circle of the department said the problem prevailed following the department’s migration to the core banking solution (CBS) system this year. As a result, other circles of the department in various states have also been hit.
India Post has a network-based system that is linked to a central server. Transactions made throughout the country are linked to this. Owing to the massive transactions due to the financial year-end, the bandwidth suffered heavy stress resulting in the crash of the server and the links to it, an official said.
The LAN connectivity gets delinked for long periods, leaving employees helpless while logging on to the central server. Dealing with the present scenario has become a Herculean task for the staff.
A visit to the three post offices revealed that many customers, most of them senior citizens, were frustrated. They told HT that their repeated attempts at transactions proved futile, leaving them cynical about India Post’s abilities to tackle the issue.
A resident of Sector 8 said when locals argued, the staff kept assuring them that the system was buffering but even after hours of wait the transaction was incomplete.
DH Kalia, a 77-year-old retired official and a resident of Panchkula, said, “I have been standing in a queue for three hours and now the woman in charge says I should come on Monday. They are not equipped to carry out basic work.” Eighty-four-year-old DC Sharma, a resident of Dhakoli, Zirakpur, said senior citizens and women were made to wait in the regular queue though there should be separate queues for them.
Bhagat Prasad has been coming to the post office, Sector 8, for the past eight working days. “I am so frustrated and the staff is so rude and non-cooperative,” he said. Sushma Sethi, an associate professor at DAV College, Chandigarh, said, “Is it our problem if the server has been down? This is the fourth day I have been coming here and had to even miss a class because they delay things so much. There is no proper system.”
The situation at the Sector-4 post office is no different. Sushma, sub-postmaster, said, “The server problem existed till March and has now improved. Once we have taken the passbooks, we attend to all the customers even if it is beyond the prescribed timings.” The post office operates from 9am to 3pm on weekdays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
The Sector-15 post office is the only one that provides some relief to citizens living there. Postmaster Anand said this was the only post office in Panchkula where the server hadn’t gone down in April. He, however, held staff shortage as a hindrance in attending to people.
According to officiating assistant postmaster Renuka Gupta at the Sector 8 post office, “The system has been updated since April. The problem persisted only till March 31. “We are trying to run things as smoothly as we can.”
Moreover, only two officials were seen attending to a crowd of over 60 people on Friday. Sub-postmaster, Sector 8 post office, Savita Singhal, said the staff shortage is a concern they had been trying to address. “My team comes early in the morning and leaves not before 7 in the evening so that customers get their work done,” said Singhal.
Despite repeated attempts, Ambala divisional officer was not available for comment.


DOPT advised UPSC not to insist for Identity Certificate for Appointment Process

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