Saturday, 31 January 2015
Friday, 30 January 2015
HASTHAMPATTI Sub Post Office is the only Post Office where the Father of Our Nation MAHATMA GANDHIJI stayed on 14.02.1934.
HASTHAMPATTI HSG I POST OFFICE , Tamilnadu State
A MARK OF PRIDE
We, the staff of Hasthampatti Sub Post Office feel proud in working at this SO because of the fact - this Sub Office is the only Post Office where the Father of Our Nation MAHATMA GANDHIJI stayed on 14.02.1934 during his visit to Salem. At that time this building was owned by the Landlord Shri. V.NATESANPANDARAM where BAPUJI stayed as guest.
P&T Department acquired this building for Hasthampatti Post Office and opened a museum at this PO on 30.01.1997 in memory of Mahatma Gandhiji’s stayal at this building. In serene atmosphere, the room in which Gandhiji stayed is converted as Mahatma Gandhi Philately Museum which creates positive vibrations and echoing the ideals of Gandhiji. The Easy Chair, Khadi Spinning Wheel (Chakra) and materials used by Mahatma are adorned as treasure in this shrine which gives the feel of living Mahatma. The cancellation dated 30.01.1997 depicts Spinning Wheel (Chakra) and text ‘Bapu’ in Tamil and Hindi. Philatelic stamps, first day covers, stationery issued by India as well as other countries are in display.
Rare collections of Photos and thought provoking slogans displayed are highly impressive and pave the way to lead an excellent life with Ahimsa by utmost discipline.
While entering the museum we feel as if we are living with Gandhiji and speaking with him which churns inner feelings. Where is Rama there is Ayothi. Likewise Gandhiji’s stayal made this Hasthampatti Post Office as Porbandhar. Though very small, the status of the contents are very high and holy. School children visit this Museum with eager where they understand the life of Gandhiji is a Message to Mankind.
Bapuji’s saying “Customer is our Boss’ is apt slogan for every walk of our official career.
It is the special wonder of the world, NONE but only one Simplest Mahatma Gandhiji conquered the Rich Rulers and hearts of entire world by patience, perseverance and Ahimsa.
India Post to launch own e-commerce portal like Amazon or eBay
Directly stepping into the cyber world, India post is going to launch its own e-commerce portal in the shape of those like Amazon or eBay soon. The aggressive step of India Post, world's largest postal service, is a part of its massive IT based modernization initiative worth Rs 5,000 crore.
"At planning and designing phase now, the final rollover of the dedicated postal e-commerce portal may take another 6 months. But we are excited about this new avatar in our service basket," Mr. John Samuel, member of Postal Services Board told ET.
As he describes, the portal will be like popular e-commerce entities like Amazon or eBay. A conduit between buyers and sellers. But, it is not going to be entirely open for any item to be traded by anyone. Rather a moderated and scrutinized list will be followed. Local specialties like Tea from Darjeeling, Mango from Malda in West Bengal or Saffron from Kashmir will have emphasize in that.
India Post is Tying up with different controlling authorities like Spices Board, Tea Board, or cashew Board to ensure 'quality trading of quality items only'- as Mr. Samuel puts it.
In addition to the physical products, services of different public sector are also being planned to be included into the tradable items of the portal.
"Wide and fast growing coverage of Internet through computer and mobile phones are bringing more and more people from even remote corners to the doorsteps of e-commerce. There lies our new opportunity. Moreover delivery of the items is a major issue for all e-commerce authorities. Here also India post excel's with its 1.5 lakh establishments and time tested connectivity network," he said.
In one hand we have Rs 4909 crore worth IT related infrastructure modernization plan and on the other hand, we are spending another Rs 2000 crore to have new vehicles to ensure faster delivery.
Indeed it is a new step to a new world that can give new life to financially crunched Indiapost. But, "We need to bring change in our own attitude at certain corners to churn out the best out of this initiative," accepted Mr. Samuel.
All CG Employees are required to register themselves in the system of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System
Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 28.1.2015
The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, DEITY’s DO letter no. SSD/DeitY/BAS/2014-74 dated 23.12.2014 (copy enclosed), observing that in many offices there is a large difference between the number of registered employees and the number of employees marking their attendance in the Biometric attendance system (BAS). The Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments have been requested to issue directions to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS Portal on regular basis.
2. As per the Guidelines issued vide O.M. No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 21.11.2014, it has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub ordinate offices, in India. All employees are, therefore, required to register themselves in the system and mark their attendance. Instructions already exist for dealing with cases of late attendance/ unauthorized absence, which may be followed.
3. It is requested that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.
Download original DoPT Order
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Notes of Ministry of Defence on pre-pages seeking clarification regarding use of own/ hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicap.
Department of Personnel & Training
F.No. G-26033/1/Cash-13 (Pt. File)
Ref. notes of Ministry of Defence on pre-pages seeking clarification regarding use of own/ hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicap.
2. It is not clear from the notes as to whether the clarification sought for is in respect of civilian Government employees in the Defence services or Defence personnel. In case, the clarification sought is in respect of Defence Personnel, then it is clarified that CCS (LTC) Rules, 1938 are not applicable to them. In case of civilian Government servant the clarification is provided as under:
Points of Doubts raised by PcsDA/ CsDA
Remarks/view of DoPT
Whether a physically disabled officer who travels by air/ train on Temporary Duty can make use of own/ hired taxi on LTC?
As per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated 28th October, 2009, such relaxation to travel by own car/ hired taxi is available to only those Govt. servants who on account of physical handicap of self or dependant family members is unable to perform the LTC journey by the authorized modes of transport and are compelled to undertake the journey by own car/ private taxi. It is believed that a Govt. employee who is able to travel by air/ train on Temporary Duty, is capable of undertaking the journey by the same on LTC also.
Whether the amount should be restricted to Rail fare by shortest route or the physically challenged officer using own/ hired taxi on LTC who is otherwise entitled to travel by air (i.e. drandng grade pay of Rs.5400/- and above).
The amount admissible to the physically disabled Govt. servant shall not be more than admissible if the journey is performed by the entitled class of rail/air (as per his entitled mode) by the shortest route or the actual taxi fare whichever is less, provided that the source station and destination station are connected by these modes of transport.
Whether it would be appropriate to admit air fare on notional basis for non-existing air routes or shortest routes, like Pune-Mumbai, Delhi-Faridabad, Delhi-Mathura etc. for Physically challenged officer using own/ hired taxi on LTC?
No. Air fare cannot be admitted on notional that too for the non-existing air route. Where the source station and Destination station are not connected by train or air transport, the claim shall be regulated in terms of the Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008 as per the mileage allowance for journeys performed by road in own car/taxi.
This clarification was enclosed with the MoD’s letter given below
Government of India
Ministry of Defence (Fin/QA)
Room No. 412-C. ‘B’ Wing,
Sena Bhawan New Delhi
Subject : Views/remarks regarding use of own/hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicapped employees.
Reference: Jt.CGDA (AT Coord) U.O. No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim dt.07.07.2014
Attention of Jt.CGDA (AT-III) is drawn to his above referred U.O. seeking views/remarks regarding use of own/hired taxi on LTC on account of physical handicap.
2- The subject file was referred to DoPT for their comments. DoPT stated that if the clarification sought is in respect of Defence Personnel, then it is clarified that CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 are not applicable to them. In case of civilian Government servants, the clarification provided by DoPT is enclosed for information.
3. O/o the CGDA is advised to strictly follow the advice rendered by DoPT in the matter and decide the LTC cases in respect of physically handicapped employees, accordingly.
CGDA’s forwarding letter:-
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim
Dated: 13th Jan 2015
All PCsDA/ CsDA
PCoA (F‘ys) Kolkata
All PCsDA/ CsDA
PCoA (F‘ys) Kolkata
Sub: Regulation of journeys on use of own / hired taxi on account of disability of the Govt. Servant on LTC.
Reference is invited to GoI, DoPT OM F No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated: 28th Oct’2009.
2. The HQ office has been in receipt of references from Controllers regarding issues pertaining to the subject mentioned above. In this context it is stated that the matter was taken up with MoD (Fin) for clarification.
3. In this connection please find enclosed a copy of DoPT letter F.No. G-26033/I/Cash-13 (Pt.Fi1e) dated: 25.09.2014 received under MoD (Fin) ID No. 10(I)/2014/Fin QA dated: 14.10.2014 clarifying the point of doubts for information and further necessary action please.
4. The applicability of this clarification in r/o of Armed Forces personnel has separately been taken up with MOD D Mov. Further communication on this issue will follow on receipt of clarification from MoD D Mov.
Addl.CGDA has seen,
Sr. Accounts Officer (AT-IV)
Download DOPT Clarification F.No. G-26033/1/Cash-13 dated 25.09.2014 and CGDA letter No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim dated 13.01.2015
THE 21 ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES,GROUP C STARTED IN A GRAND MANNER WITH ITS OPEN SESSION ON 20TH JANUARY 2015 AT NEHRU HOUSE OF CULTURE,BHILAI STEEL PLANT.SRI Y.P ROY,CPMG WAS THE CHIEF GUEST. THE OTHERSPEAKERS IN THE OPEN SESSION ARE S/S D.THEAGARAJAN,SG FNPO,GS D.KISHAN RAO GS NAPECP.U.MURALIDHARAN,GS NUGDS,GULAM ABBANI,PRESIDENT,NUPM& MTS, DR ASHISH KUMAR THAKUR,SSP DURG,SANJAY PATHAK CONGRESSCOMMITTEE,SUBHASH SHARMAJI,GS CONGRESS COMMITTEE, D.VIJAYA KUMAR INTUC,SMT SEETHA SAROJI,PRESIDENT CITY MUNCIPAL COUNCIL,SUNIL PANDEY CS NUR III,P.S Baby ex GS NAPEC
ON 21.01-2014 THE SUBJECTS COMMITTEE STARTED.335 DELEGATES FROM 223 DIVISIONS PARTICIPATED.THESUBJECTS COMMITTEE DISCUSSED ON THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT AND 7TH CPC ISSUES, TASK FORCE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AND FORMULATED RESOLUTIONS.SRI D.KISHAN RAO AND CWC MEMBERS GUIDED THE HOUSE.THE SUBJECTS COMMITTEE WAS ADDRESSED BY SG,FNPO,GS NUGDS. ON 22-01-2015 THE ELECTIONS WERECONDUCTED AND THE FOLLOWING OFFICE BEARERS WERE ELECTED UNANIMOUSLY.
1. President Sri Rajat S Das,Asst Supdt Foreign Post,[Kolkata]
2. Vice President 1.V.S.Singh,Sultanpur[,U.P]
2 .N.K. Pandya, SPM, Raigadh,[ Gujarat]
3.F.A Reshi,PM Grade I.LalChowk,Srinager[ J&K3.General Secretary D.KISHAN RAO,PA,Khairatabad HO,Hyderabad[ AP]
4.Asst.General Secretaries 1. B.Shivakumar,P.A. Basavanagudi HO[,Karnataka]
2 Johnson Avokkaran, OA.PSD,Thrissur[,Kerala]
4 R.Saravanan,PA, Tiruvannamalai HO[ T.N]
5 Ajay KR Sharma PA Patna GPO [Bihar]
6 Financial Secretary Shri Bhagwan Accountant, Delhi GPO [DELHI] 7 Asst Financial Secretary Harish Kumar Sharma PA Mohali,Chandigarh [Punjab]
8 Organizing Secretaries 1 Vasireddi Sivaji, PA Sattenapalli [AP]
2 S.Samson, Motilal Nehrunagar Bhilai[Chattisgarh]
3 P.Jaiswal, PA, Vijayanagar SO Indore City [MP]
D.G. Posts O.M. No. 2-53/2011-PCC dated 22 Jan 2015.
The issue of remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) and Part Time Casual Labourers has been under consideration of the Department for quite some time. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Nodal Ministries/Departments and it has been decided, that the remuneration payable to casual labourers would be as under:
(i) The wages of Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) would be calculated at the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) i.e. Rs. 5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs.1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition , the benefit of merge of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/5/2004-Estt(C) dated 31.05.2004.
(ii) So far as Part Time Casual Labourers are concerned , their wages would be calculated on pro-rata basis, in terms of hours of duty put in, with respect to the minimum of Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200) plus a Grade Pay of Rs.1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time . I addition , the benefit of merge of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/5/2004-Estt(C) dated 31.05.2004.
2. The revision as aforesaid in sub paras (i) to (ii) will take effect from 01.01.2006.
3. For the Full Time Casual Labouers covered by Para 1(v) of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/2/86 Estt.(C) dated 07.06.1988 i.e. the full time casual labourers, who are engaged to perform work different from the work performed by regular employees, will continue to be remunerated based on the minimum wages prescribed by Central or State Government, whichever is higher.
4. This issues with concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide Diary No. 343/FA/2015/CS dated 22.01.2015