Friday, 27 June 2014

2) income Tax 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16) – Salaried Women to get higher Income Tax Exemption Limit – media reports
3) Retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh  
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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Gokak HO under North Karnataka Region successfully migrated to CBS go live on 23.06.2014

Sri M.D. Chunmari, Director, Urban Co-Operative Bank, Gokak.  Sri M.R. Kamagoudar ASP (HQ) and Postmaster, Smt. L.U. Navalgatti  and staff were present during inauguration.

Remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (other than temporary status)/Part time Casual Labour Wrokers engaged on contingency

To view Directorate memo No. 1-2/2014-PCC (Wages Cell) dated 18/6/2014 , pleas CLICK HERE.

Davangere HPO SK Region Karnataka Circle Successfully migrated to CBS Finacle On 23-06-2014

Davangere HPO SK Region Karnataka Circle Successfully migrated to CBS Finacle On 23-06-2014


Supt. of POs Sri O Govindappa , Chitradurga sub division's ASPs, IPOs and Davangere HO staff presented on the ceremony.




















CHANGE IN RULES / PROCEDURES IN THE BACK DROP OF CBS

Dopt introduced new initiatives to boost morale of its employees - Idea Boxes, Employee of the Month etc.,

Best Practices and New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 

No. I-28011 /46/2014-Coord 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P. G. & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training) 
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: 18th June 2014 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Best Practices / New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 

During the year 2013-2014, the Department of Personnel & Training has introduced the following new initiatives to boost the morale of its employees and to give a fillip to their effective functioning: - 

SI. No.   New Initiatives / Best Practices 
1. CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE & 

2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH 
Realizing that recognition of meritorious performance of employees is a critical tool in human resource management, a new non-monetary incentive in the form of an annual award of "Certificate of Excellence" to recognize the contribution of its meritorious employees of the level of Under Secretary and below has been introduced. This initiative was circulated to all Ministries/Departments vide O.M. No. A-37011/1/2013-Ad.l, dated 18th December 2013 (copy enclosed). 

Subsequently, another monthly non-monetary incentive was introduced wherein one employee from across all categories of employees of the level of Under Secretary & below was to be designated as 'Employee of the Month'. The awardee is given a certificate and his photograph is displayed under the relevant link in the intra-Departmental (employee) Portal of the Department. 

Under both the initiatives, nominations of eligible employees would be called for from all Wings of the Department and the work performance and outcomes achieved by such employees would be examined by a Committee Of Joint Secretaries in DoPT. The same Committee would meet once every month to assess the nominations received from various Wings to recommend award of 'Employee of the Month'. 

3. APPOINTMENT OF MENTORS FOR THE EMPLOYEES JOINING DoPT 
A process of mentoring of each 'newcomer' in the Department with a view to sensitize the incumbent about the Department and dealing with court cases, RFD, Parliamentary matters, etc., has been introduced in the Department. The mentoring process is for a period of six months. The mentor is to be an officer two levels above the incumbent. 

4. EMPLOYEES' INTERACTION WITH MOS (PP) AND SENIOR OFFICERS IN OPEN HOUSE SYSTEM 
An 'Open House' interaction of the Group 'B' (Non-Gazetted) employees and above was organized in October, 2013 which provided a platform to these employees to interact directly with MOS (PP) and other Senior Officers of the Department. 

5. APPOINTMENT OF GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL OFFICERS IN EACH DIVISION 
In each Division, two Grievance Redressal Officers (GRO) have been appointed at US/DS/Director level to redress the grievances of the employees of inter-personal nature. 

6. INSTALLATION OF 'IDEA BOXES' IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR SOLICITING 'OUT OF THE BOX' SOLUTIONS TO VARIOUS ISSUES 
The Department has installed 'Idea Boxes' to receive the innovative ideas from the employees to improve the functioning of the Department and to create a conducive work culture. 

7. TRAINING OF THE EMPLOYEES WITH SPECIFIC FOCUS ON DEPARTMENT RELATED FUNCTIONS 
A training plan for the employees at the level of Under Secretary & below (and equivalent) of DoPT has been chalked out in consultation with ISTM. The duration of the Training Programme is one week, inclusive of a field visit outside Delhi. 

8. RETREAT FOR OFFICERS OF THE LEVEL OF DS AND ABOVE IN THE DEPARTMENT 
The Department organized a two-day Retreat at LBSNAA, Mussoorie in October 2013 for the officers at the level of DS I Director & above in the Department. The objective of the Retreat was to discuss the stakeholders' perception about the Department and develop an action plan to positively change the orientation of the Department towards service delivery. 

9. INTRODUCTION OF INTERNSHIP SCHEME IN THE DEPARTMENT. 
The Department has introduced an 'Internship Scheme' under which applications are invited from students to work on selected topics relating to the functions of the Department. The duration of the internship is two months and they are given a stipend of Rs.10,000/- per month and a Certificate on successful completion of the internship and submission of report. The interns are selected by the Committee of Joint Secretaries. 

2.  The Ministries / Departments of the Government of India may consider adopting the above initiatives as a Human Resource Management Tool to motivate the industrious employees.

sd/- 
(Shri Prakash) 
Director (A) 

DoPT's clarification on amendment of Fundamental Rules/Service Rules regarding FR 22(1)(a)(i) pay fixation of re-employed person.

No.997012/2014-Estt (Pay)
Government of India
Department of Personnel 8; Training
Establishment (Pay) Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the.26th June, 2014
CIRCULAR
It is brought to notice that any amendment of Fundamental Rules / Service Rules is required to be made with the approval of President under powers vested by Article 309 of the Constitution. It is clarified that FR 22(l)(a)(1) continues to exist.


2. Similarly, the Rule 2(2)(vii) of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 has not been deleted as in the case of FR 22(l)(a)(1) above.

3. Hence. the mode of pay fixation as provided for in FR 22(1)(a)(1) continues to apply in respect of cases in the pre-revised scales. Also, the Rule 2(2)(vii) of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 read with OM No.3/13/2008-Estt(Payell) dated 11th November, 2008, continues to apply in cases of pay fixation of reemployed persons.

sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Pay)

Extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS

No: S.11045 /36 /2012 / CGHS (HEC) (Pt)
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110108, dated the 24th June, 2014

OFFICE ORDER
Subject: Regarding extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS.


Attention is drawn to the Office Memorandum issued earlier extending validity of empanelment of all health care organizations under CGHS till 30th June, 2014.

2. It has now been decided to extend the validity of empanelment of all health care organizations already empanelled under CGHS, for a further period of one month i.e. till 31st July, 2014 or till finalization of next empanelment process, whichever is earlier on same terms and conditions as defined in OM on which they were empanelled earlier.

sd/-
[Dr. (Mrs.) Sharda Verma]
Director (CGHS)



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2) Classification of Posts in 7th Pay Commission – NC JCM Staff Side Suggestion.
3) NC JCM STAFF SIDE SUGGESTION ON HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE
4)Demand to calculate House Rent Allowance based on Census 2011 should gain prominence
5)NC JCM Staff Side suggestion on Children Education Allowance 
6) NC JCM Staff Side demanding five promotions in the service career
7) Should the GRADE PAY STRUCTURE continue in the 7th CPC too?
8) Suggestion on Transport Allowance by NC JCM Staff Side
9) Foreign Tour for CG Employees – Demanded by NCJCM Staff Side

Monday, 23 June 2014

CBS GO LIVE PHOTOS OF SHIMOGA HPO SK REGION KARNATAKA CIRCLE ON 23/06/2014

 Shimoga HPO has been sucessfully migrated to finacle on 23/06/2014. Sri Chandrakanth Kamath, Spo's Shimoga Dvn inaugurated the function. Postmaster Sri Sivaraman and ASP Sri N G Basanakatti were present at function.













Training Calendar for the II Quarter 2014-15 - PTC, Mysore

To view Director, PTC Mysore memo dated 13/6/2014, please CLICK HERE.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

CLARIFICATION REGARDING PURCHASE OF AIR TICKETS FROM AUTHORIZED TRAVEL AGENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF LTC.

Payment banks cannot launch other financial operations - India Post may apply for Payment Bank License

Know about Computer/Typing Test for Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam 2014


Friends.. Many queries are still being received in our facebook page regarding the pattern of Computer/ Typing Test for PA/SA Exam 2014. Here are the detailsfor your ready reference, as given the official Notification: 

The typing test will be for a duration of 30 minutes ( 15 minutes for typing and 15 minutes for data entry) consisting one passage of 450 words in English OR 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30 words per minute or 25 words per minute respectively. Test in Data entry will be of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on computer . The above test will be conducted on Computer Key board, but not on a typewriter. Further, the candidates have to secure prescribed qualifying marks in this test. The marks will be based on speed, and accuracy. This is a combined test, and marks in both the components will be put together for qualifying.

Please note that typing test/data entry test is of qualifying nature and there is no marks for it. You have to just fulfill the minimum qualification in this test and final merit will be prepared based on the marks secured in Aptitude test only. But if you can't qualify typing/data entry and even if you get full 100 marks in Aptitude test you will be disqualified. So give due importance to Paper-2 and practice it as much as you can. You can download software for both from below link. All the Best..

Download Software for Typing Test: Click Here

Download Software for Data Entry: Click Here

Download Data Entry Software for Postal/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) Exam- Phase 2




As promised in our earlier post, in this post we are providing you the Data Entry Software (Offline) to Practice Data Entry for Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam.

Almost all are conversant with what the typing test is as a lot of online and offline software’s are available in the internet. But when it comes to Data Entry options are limited. Here we are providing you one of the best Data Entry Software that will be handy for PA/SA Phase 2 exam preparation.

Features of Software:

1) 3 types of data entry tests are included: alpha, numeric, alphanumeric.
2) Gross and net keystrokes per hour as well as accuracy are measured and saved in a results database for printing or viewing.
3) User decides width of numeric field and decimal display or suppress fornumeric tests.
4) Alphanumeric test is in the form of a typical invoice.
5) With the click of a button, new data entry tests can be created by the program.
5) You decide the duration of the tests; up to 30 minutes.

LTC by air extended for 2 more years: Daily Excelsior News

Thursday, 19 June 2014

CORE BANKING SOLUTION ( FAQ For MPKBY AGENTS)

To view the details, please CLICK HERE.

Revision of monetary ceilings for purchase of Briefcases/Ladies Purses for offficial Purposes

1)Personal Income Tax Exemption Limit may be raised from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh by New Government – CBDT to submit report on June 20th
2)LTC by air extended for 2 more years to Jammu and Kashmir and North East
3)Government employees who have differently abled children will be exempted from transfer – Dopt Orders
4)General Budget 2014-15: NFIR Presents list of proposals to be considered
5)Dopt guidelines reg of complaints in Ministries\Departments
6) change in the Nomenclature  of  Speed Post sorting hubs  CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Work without fear, I’ll protect you, PM Modi tells senior bureaucrats


NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured the bureaucracy of protection against malicious prosecution for bona fide decisions, saying secretaries to the government can approach him or mail him directly with inputs and ideas on any issue for deciding matters quickly.

At his first direct interaction with some 72 secretaries who head the bureaucracy in various ministries on Wednesday, the message from Modi was clear: Top officers must take their leadership role seriously and be decisive to make things happen quickly and improve governance.

This is the first time in eight years that a PM has undertaken such an exercise and indicates Modi's aim of establishing a direct connect with the bureaucracy.

The message was also directed at Modi's ministers: that they could not treat their portfolios as their personal fiefs and the bureaucrats as their vassals. By pepping up the bureaucrats to approach him directly, the PM has sought to open a direct line with the bureaucratic leadership: perhaps a significant step towards the evolution of 'presidential premiership'.

The PM's exhortation came after some secretaries said the erosion of the role of PMO and Cabinet committee on appointments had rendered bureaucrats vulnerable to ministerial whims, and had narrowed the room for professional inputs.

(The PM interacts with secretaries of the central government before their meeting on Wednesday)

Sources said the PM's primer, delivered in a friendly note, made the secretaries open up. Some 25 secretaries spoke. Fear of prosecution for doing their job emerged as the main bugbear and the CBI the virtual elephant in the room.

Section 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act was particularly identified as one of the main stumbling blocks. This section broadly makes a person liable for prosecution if a decision taken by him or her benefits any party. It was pointed out that nearly all decisions benefit some section or the other.

(Narendra Modi holding meeting with the secretaries of the central government on Wednesday)

This section is like a Damocles' sword that hangs over bureaucrats' heads even long after retirement, which made officials wary of taking decisions in the wake of telecom spectrum and Coalgate scams. This brought governance to a standstill during the fag end of the UPA-2 government.

Modi set an informal tone for the meeting, starting with a free seating plan around a square table running along the hall. He then put the top bureaucrats at ease by walking up to each official to shake hands. The fact that he remembered the names of a number of secretaries helped break the ice further.

'10-year fatigue'

In his 20-minute primer, Modi told the secretaries that he would protect them against negative repercussions of honest decisions. "You don't have to fear (while doing your job) ... I am available (to protect you)," sources quoted the PM as saying.

Pointing out that he was a "team player", Modi asked the secretaries to build their teams and lead from the front by focussing on issues of governance. Referring to demoralization in the bureaucracy, sources said, the PM unequivocally told the officials that their "10-year fatigue will end ... now you will enjoy working ... you all are talented people".

Sources said Modi also quoted former home secretary PC Sethi that "politicians should learn to say no, while bureaucrats should learn to say yes" to drive home the point that they must take decisions without fear or favour. "Work for the people, not for the PM," sources quoted the PM as saying.

Another message was to simplify procedures and cut paperwork by weeding out "outdated and archaic rules, which, instead of serving the process of governance, are leading to unnecessary confusion". The PM suggested the secretaries make a beginning by cleaning up offices to "improve the workplace, which would automatically improve work culture".

LDCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF LGO TO THE CADRE OF PA/SA FOR THE YEAR 2014 TO BE HELD ON 21/9/2014

Examination Date : 21/9/2014
No. of question papers : Two 
Time for each paper : One hour
Last date for receipt of application on plain paper : 4/7/2014
Last date for receipt of application at DO : 25/7/2014
To view Directorate memo No. A.34012/03/2014-DE dated 3rd June 2014, pleaseCLICK HERE.  

Govt looking to hike I-T exemption limit to Rs.5 lakh


Finance standing panel under Yashwant Sinha had suggested slab changes

Indications are that the exemption limit will be raised to Rs.5 lakh from the current Rs.2 lakh; meaning, people earning Rs.5 lakh or less annually will not have to pay tax.

Currently, tax is levied at the rate of 10 per cent on income of Rs.2-5 lakh, 20 per cent on income of Rs.5-10 lakh and 30 per cent on income above Rs.10 lakh (see table).

Education cess : 
Further, there is an education cess and an additional surcharge at the rate of 10 per cent on income exceeding Rs.1 crore.

The previous Government had rejected the suggestion of the last Standing Committee on Finance, headed by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, that the I-T exemption ceiling be raised to Rs.3 lakh.

The panel had recommended nil tax for income up to Rs.3 lakh, 10 per cent for income of Rs.3-10 lakh, 20 per cent for Rs.10-20 lakh and 30 per cent for income beyond Rs.20 lakh.

However, the Ministry had said that the total revenue loss on account of the changes and removal of cess would work out to around Rs.60,000 crore.

Pros and cons : 
The argument in favour of changing the structure is that it would put more money in the hands of people and, in turn, raise demand for various goods and services, boosting the manufacturing and services sectors.

At the same time, more consumption would also result in higher collection of indirect taxes, which would compensate the fall in income-tax collection.

While some feel that more money in the hands of people will also help them combat inflation, economists believe that more money in circulation may actually fuel inflation.