Tuesday, 24 February 2015

1)Revision of rates for various treatment procedures under CGHS
2)Minutes of the discussions held on 23rd February 2015 between IBA representing Management of bank which are parties to the Bipartite Settlement and Workmen Unions and Officers’ Association on wage revision.

BANGALORE SOUTH POSTAL DIVISION

FINACLE ISSUESThis division is going to migrate to CBS by the end of March 2015.Srikanth is going to develop tool to handle all Finacle issues. shortly we are going to publish in your blog. The proposal for bandwidth is going to be approved by the dept. Once it is approved we are going to have smooth environment in post offices. No need to anticipate our ability to handle the new software. In both HOs the work is almost stabilized and the officials are confident of handling all issues on their own. All system admin are geared up to make this project very successful in this division

Now  almost all old pensions are paid through SB accounts. There is a heavy rush in the post offices. Some regular customers getting disappointed for delay in services. To avoid the old age people to come to the post office daily. stagger the payments on beat wise and on separate dates. so that those pensioners will come on that dates only.  One date may be fixed on each month to visit  the attached  villages to effect payment. On that day BPM/PA may visit along with GDSMD  the Village and effect payment to all those old age payees instead of inviting the oldage persons to take payment in post offices .
                   Now good number of pensions are paid directly to the SB accounts by the treasury. Please  send the list of SB account and pension details to treasury  with this we can prevent the pensioners  going to the bank. Now in Finacle offices the account number is in 11 digit number. In future all the  deposits can be uploaded in one post office inn south division and direct payment will be made in and post office. Now it is the right time to open one account to all the pensioners in our post offices,

hrvgoud
SSP Bg south

Saturday, 21 February 2015

All subscriber of Postal Sentinal may refer table at page 3 of the Postal sentinel issued on 10th Feb 2015 .

Under the column 4  ‘Amendment adopted’  against serial 2, the detail of subscription of Rs 50 has erroneously been shown by the press while printing, for All India Rs 11/-, Circle union Rs 10/- and Branch Union Rs 19/-, which may be read as Rs 13/-, Rs 14/- and Rs 23/- respectively for All India, Circle and Branch union w.e.f. 01st April, 2015. The amended table is again mentioned as under;

Sl No.
Clause
Existing Clause
Amendment adopted
1.
Clause 32 :
Subscription
The monthly subscription for membership of the union shall be Rs 40/- from 1-4-2013
The monthly subscription for membership of the union shall be Rs 50/- from 1-4-2015
2.
Clause 33 :
Allocation
The amount of monthly membership subscription realized by the branch union shall be allocated as between the All India, Circle Union as quota in the following manner, the balance is being retained by the Branch union from 1-4-2013;
All India Union – Rs 11.00
Circle union      --Rs 10.00
Branch union   --Rs 19.00
The amount of monthly membership subscription realized by the branch union shall be allocated as between the All India, Circle Union as quota in the following manner, the balance is being retained by the Branch union from 1-4-2015;
All India Union  –Rs 13.00
Circle union      --Rs 14.00
Branch union    --Rs 23.00

Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced in CBS Post Offices

1.Scenario:- When a certificate holders attend CBS Post Office from where Certificates were purchased for transfer of certificates to another CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA or Supervisor or Postmaster should politely request the Certificate holder that since CBS has been implemented in the office, where he wants to transfer certificates, there is no need for transfer of certificates as he/she, on maturity, can take payment from any CBS Post Office after giving fresh KYC documents.

2.Scenario:- When a Certificate holder attends any CBS Post Office to encash certificates either on maturity or for premature closure where certificates were purchased from other CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Certificates are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the certificates with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, holder should be asked to fill NC-32 and give fresh ID as well as Address Proof and Mobile number. After proper verification of KYC documents, Certificates first be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Customer’s new address and mobile number should be entered through account modification menu and it should be verified by Supervisor. Then payment should be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account. Payment should not be made by cash in any case. If holder wants re-investment, closing proceeds should be transferred to Re-investment office account (0387) and credit re-invested amount into newly opened account/certificate. Remaining amount can either be credited to savings account or paid back by cheque.

If certificates belong to the period of pre-migration, an intimation of discharge should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make discharge entry in the Purchase Application.

NC-32 and KYC documents should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

3.Scenario:- When any claimant presents certificates issued by another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer to claimant’s name.

In CBS environment, claim form can be submitted at any CBS post office. When such a claim is presented at any CBS post office, first of all, user has to enter date of death in the CIF and supervisor has to verify. Then procedure of settlement of deceased claim case has to be followed. After sanction of claim, if claimant wants payment, procedure mentioned in scenario 2 should be followed. If claimant wants to transfer of certificates in his/her name, open new CIF in his/her name based on new AOF(if no CIF is available in his/her name) and attach the existing Certificates (Accounts) with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.

In this case also, If certificates belong to the period of pre-migration, an intimation of discharge or sanction of claim should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make discharge entry in the Purchase Application and attach sanction memo.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant and Account Opening Form (AOF) should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made or claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

4. Scenario:- When Account Holder of MIS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches CBS Post Office, where account stands for transfer of accounts before maturity to another CBS Post Office.

The Counter PA or Supervisor or Postmaster should politely request the Account holder that since CBS has been implemented in the office, where he wants to transfer Accounts, there is no need for transfer of Accounts as he/she, on maturity, can take payment from any CBS Post Office after giving fresh KYC documents. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened, payment should not be made by cash in any case and payment should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken). Monthly/quarterly or Yearly interest can also be withdrawn at any CBS Post Office.


5.Scenario:- When Account Holder of MIS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches any CBS Post Office for taking interest or closing accounts.

The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Account(s) are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the withdrawal Form or Account Closure Form with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, payment of interest should be made to the account holder as per process being followed for normal withdrawal. If account closure is requested, take SB10(b) form, fresh ID as well as Address Proof. After proper verification of KYC documents, Accounts(s) first to be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened, in any case, payment should not be made by cash and payment should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken) only. If holder wants re-investment, closing proceeds should be transferred to Re-investment office account (0387) and credit re-invested amount into newly opened account/certificate. Remaining amount can either be credited to savings account or paid back by cheque.

SB10(b) and KYC documents should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

6.Scenario:- When any claimant presents documents for preferring claim in respect of any MIS/SCSS/TD/RD/PPF account(s) stand at another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer of account (RD/TD/SCSS) in the name of claimant.

Deat should be noted in the relevant field in CIF of deceased depositor. Follow the procedure laid down for settlement of deceased claim case. After sanction of claim, follow the procedure mentioned in scenario 5 above. If claimant wants to transfer RD/TD/SCSS account in his/her name, open new CIF (based on new Account Opening Form (AOF)} in his/her name (if not already exists) and attach the existing Accounts with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant or Account Opening Form (AOF) should be sent to CPC of the office where payment is being made or claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the document and attach the same with CIF.

7. Scenario:-A Certificate holder whose certificates stand at CBS post office wants payment of matured certificates at non CBS Post Office .

When a certificate holder attends non-CBS post office, he/she should be asked to submit application on plain paper in duplicate requesting payment at non-CBS post office and his/her contact number. He/she should be asked to submit original certificates duly signed on the back. The certificate holder should be identified with fresh KYC documents. Postmaster of the post office (Non CBS) will accept KYC documents on the application for payment under dated signatures and send original certificates and application for payment duly accepted under his dated signatures attesting holder’s signature with designation stamp by service Insured Post to the Postmaster of CBS Post Office from where certificates were purchased. He will enter details of certificates and holder (including contact number) in a register to be maintained in manuscript. 

When Insured is received at CBS Post Office, Postmaster will open the same and enter details of certificates and holder (including contact number) in a register to be maintained in manuscript. (CBS)Postmaster, after satisfying that Postmaster of Post Office (Non CBS) from where insured was received has attested signatures of holder on the application, will transfer original certificates to the CBS counter. Further process for discharge of certificates will be followed at the CBS Post Office. A crossed Postmaster cheque for the maturity amount will be prepared in the name of holder and handed over to the Postmaster. Entry of the cheque will be made in the same register and cheque will be sent by service Insured Post to the Postmaster of the Post Office (non CBS) from where certificates were received. Insured Letter number and receipt should be entered in the register and receipt will be pasted against the entry.

On receipt of Insured letter at the Post Office(non CBS) from where certificates were sent, Postmaster will open the Insured Letter, enter Insured Letter number and cheque number as well as date in the register against the entry which was made at the time of sending the certificates. Certificate holder should be called over phone to receive the cheque. When certificate holder attends post office, cheque should be handed over to him under receipt in the register against the relevant entry.

8. Scenario:- Application for transfer of certificates sent for verification by non CBS post office and on receipt of verification, post office migrated CBS.

The Postmaster will send such requests to the divisional head who will inform the certificate holder and arrange payment from the nearby non-CBS Post Office.

9.Scenario:- Advice of Transfer(AT) issued by a non CBS HO received at CBS HO or SO.

Account Holder should be contacted and requested to provide name of any nearby non CBS Post Office for opening of account. On getting such information, account will be opened on transfer in that office.

10.Scenario:- An account holder applies for transfer of account to any other HO or SO at CBS or Non CBS Post Office.

Postmaster or Sub Postmaster of SO/HO where transfer of account is applied will go to DMCC Chennai website to see list of CBS Post Offices and confirm that post office to which transfer is applied is not a CBS Post Office. If SO is completely manual and unable to see the list, it will be the duty of HO that before issue of AT, list should be consulted and if that post office is already in the list of CBS Post Offices, AT should not be issued. Account holder should be contacted and asked to submit name of any nearby non CBS post office.

11. Scenario:- A Certificate holder of CBS Post Office, lost certificates and wants to get duplicate certificates issued.

In such cases, certificate holder can apply for issue of duplicate certificates only at the CBS post office from where, certificates were issued. Process of issue of duplicate certificates should be started and completed by that CBS Post Office only. 

(Procedure )

1. Move the inventory of Duplicate Certificates (if available) of same scheme to the user id from which duplicate certificate is getting printed. Otherwise, fresh certificates will be taken from the existing inventory.

2. GO to HDUDRP and provide details like account number /cif id for which certificate is getting printed.

3. HDUDRP will take the current inventory i.e either normal or duplicate certificates which is available with the user.

4. If certificates are actually printed through printer, the user is able to see DUPLICATE on the certificates. If certificates are not printed then a Rubber Stamp of “Duplicate” should be placed on the certificates where normal certificates are used. 

5. After this, new certificate number will be available under the account number. Use NSCAM menu to confirm that new certificate numbers are replaced with lost certificates.

6. If the any holder/customer come with old certificates, while closure, system will not those certificates in the closure menu .

7. Old certificate number will not be reflected in the system and user can’t be able to close the account.


12.Scenario:- An account holder of a CBS post offices wants to get duplicate Passbook issued.

Duplicate Passbook can be issued by any CBS Post Office after following the laid down procedure of issue of duplicate Passbook.

13. Scenario:- Inter CBS Post office Transactions (INTERSOL TRANSACTIONS)

In CBS environment, transactions can be initiated in any CBS Post Office. Any depositor of Savings, RD, TD, MIS, SCSS, PPF or Certificates can initiate transaction either Financial or Non-Financial at any CBS Post Office. Transaction will appear in the Report No.19 i.e Common Counter Wise Transactions Report-Inter Branch of the office where transaction is initiated. Amount of the transaction would also appear in Consolidation of the same office. No transaction would appear in the office where account/certificate stands. Extra care should be taken at the time of such transactions. In respect of withdrawal from savings Account for more than for Rs. 50,000/- , it should be allowed only if required KYC documents of the account holder (s) have been taken. In respect of accepting deposits, no extra care is required to be taken. As regards, payment of maturity value of MIS/RD/SCSS/TD/PPF/Certificates, payment should be made by crossed cheque or credit to Savings Account (where appropriate KYC documents have been taken). Non Financial transaction means modification in account or CIF. This can also be initiated at any CBS Post Office but it should be supported by documentary proof. This document and application for modification (to be taken on A4 size paper) should be sent to concerned CPC where modification is being done for scanning and attaching to CIF. Please ensure that all Financial or Non Financial Transactions should be verified by Supervisor/SPM at the same office and same time when initiated.

14. Scenario:- A customer wants to do re-investment of matured amount in CBS post office.

In case, depositor wants re-investment from one scheme's maturity value to another scheme, total maturity value+interest should be credited/deposited under Office Account 0387 and then amount to be invested should be debited/withdrawn from this account and credited/deposited in the concerned new account. Remaining amount can be paid by cash/cheque from this account to the customer.

One Supervisor/SPM should take print out of the ledger copy of this office account by invoking HACLPOA or Office Account LOT and cross verify all debits and credits with corresponding re-investment entries in the LOTs on daily basis. Supervisor has to ensure that balance at the end of each day in this account is Zero i.e against all the credits entered for re-investment, amount should be debited from this account and concerned accounts are credited or remaining amount is paid.

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle




ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVE ON LTC - CLARIFICATION FROM DOPT

DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B






Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Tamilnadu Circle : Results of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant Direct Recruitment Examination 2014




Results of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Direct Recruitment Examination 2014 held on 11.05.2014 (Paper I) and 24.09.2014 to 30.09.2014 (Paper II) released on 18.02.2015.

Selected candidates are requested to await further communication from the Divisions / Units concerned.

Supreme Court sets bar on suspension of Govt employees

A government employee can't be kept suspended for more than three months if not formally informed about the charges, the Supreme Court said Monday.


Based on the principle of human dignity and the right to speedy trial, the landmark verdict is expected to affect lakhs of government employees across India, many of whom are under suspension for years pending departmental proceedings.

"Suspension, specially preceding the formulation of charges, is essentially transitory or temporary in nature, and must perforce be of short duration," a bench headed by justice Vikramjit Sen said.

If the charge sheet or memorandum of charges was served within three month, the suspension could be extended, it ruled.

"If it (suspension) is for an indeterminate period or if its renewal is not based on sound reasoning…, this would render it punitive in nature," the court said.

It agreed with petitioner's senior counsel Nidhesh Gupta that a suspension order can't continue for an unreasonably long period.

Protracted periods of suspension had become the norm and not the exception that they ought to be, the court said. It drew a parallel with criminal investigation wherein a person accused of heinous crime is released from jail after the expiry of 90 days if police fail to file the charge sheet.

The suspended persons suffers even before being charged and "his torment is his knowledge that if and when charged, it will inexorably take an inordinate time for the inquisition or inquiry to come to its culmination". "Much too often this has now become an accompaniment to retirement," the court said, setting aside a direction of the central vigilance commission that required departmental proceedings to be kept in abeyance pending a criminal investigation.

The government, however, was free to transfer the officer concerned to any department in any of its offices to ensure the employee did not misuse contacts for obstructing the probe, the court said.

The order came on a petition filed by defence estate officer Ajay Kumar Choudhary, who was suspended in September 2011 for allegedly issuing wrong no-objection certificates for the use of a four-acre land parcel in Kashmir. After failing to get relief from the Delhi high court, Choudhary had moved the top court in 2013.


Since a charge sheet had already been served on Choudhary, these directions would not apply to his case, the court said.

Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Instructions regarding.

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Employee can't be kept under suspension for over 3 months: Supreme Court .
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Views / suggestions relating to amendment in SB/SC Rules and to make new provisions


POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION, GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION GDS
  
No.PF-PJCA/2015                                                                    Dated : 10th February,2015
CIRCULAR
To
            All General Secretaries /All India Office Bearers
Circle Secretaries/Divisional and Branch Secretaries.
 
Dear colleagues,
            Staff Side PJCA meeting was held at NFPE Office, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001 on 04th February,2015 under the Presidentship of Com. D. Theagarajan Secretary General FNPO. All General Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions participated in the meeting.
            The following decisions were taken in the meeting:
1.         Formation of PJCA at all Circles:
            Reviewed the position of formation of Circle JCA. PJCA has been formed in some Circles and in some circles it is functioning well. The Circles in which the PJCA is not functioning, it should be formed by the respective CHQ leaders..All Circle Secretaries should also take it seriously and inform the CHQ and Federation after formation. This work should be completed before 15th February, 2015.
2.         Strategy was decided for the meeting to be held with Secretary Post at Dak Bhawan , New Delhi on 05.02.2015.
MEETING OF PJCA  LEADERS WITH SECRETARY POST

            Meeting of PJCA leaders was held with Secretary (Post) and other higher officers of Postal Board. Though Secretary (Post) gave positive assurances on most of the issues and also assured that Deptt. Is not going to implement recommendations of Task Force Committee report and there will be no corporatization and Privatization of Deptt. and before implementation of any new scheme it will be discussed with unions and after getting the consent of unions it will be implemented. Secretary (Post) also agreed to refer again the case of GDS wage revision and other service conditions to Government of India for inclusion in the 7th CPC. She also assured to finalize the Cadre restructuring proposal of all Cadres before 30th April-2015.
            Though Secretary (Post) has given many of the positive assurances but keeping in mind the style of functioning and political and economic policies of Central Government we cannot believe as they are implementing all Globlization   and privatization policies very intensively in all the sectors and mostly employees of all sectors are agitated and moving on path of agitation.
            Therefore, we appeal to all Leaders and entire rank and file to get ready for struggle and observe the following programme of action in a phased manner on 40 points Charter of Demand:
1,         Formation of JCA at all levels before 15th February, 2015.
2.         Dharna infront of Divisional Offices on 20th February, 2015.
3.         Dharna infront of Regional offices on 27th February, 2015.
4.         Dharna infront of Circle Offices on 2nd March, 2015.
5.         Dharna by all India Leaders at Directorate, New Delhi on 15th April, 2015.
6.         Indefinite Strike from 06th May-2015.                 
D.THEAGARAJAN                                                                                R,N,Parashar.                       
SGFNPO                                                                                                     SGNFPE             
      
Note:  
(i)         Please issue circulars in all regional languages to popularize the demands,
(ii)        Please hold Executive Committee /General Body Meetings.
(iii)       Please hold gate meetings in front of all important offices.
(iv)       There should be no lapses in strike preparations because of our bitter experience in past.
(v) Strike Campaign tour by All India Leaders of both Federations will be scheduled and informed soon.

Monday, 9 February 2015

India Post eyes 1 crore accounts by March end under girl child deposit scheme

The postal department has set a target of opening one crore accounts by March-end under the small deposit scheme for the girl child launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. 

"The postal department, which has the most deeply penetrated network in the country, is now a part of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, launched by the PM last week at Panipat," Prasad told reporters. 

Among the states, the department has set the highest target of 18 lakh girl child accounts for Uttar Pradesh, followed by Bihar at 12 lakh. The account, called Sukanya Samridhi, would fetch an interest rate of 9.1% annually and provide income tax rebate. It can be opened at any time from the birth of a girl child till she attains the age of 10. 

Deposits can range from a minimum of Rs 1,000 to a maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh during a financial year. 

The government, while releasing the scheme, had said its primary purpose was to ensure equitable share of resources towards a girl child in order to offset the discrimination a large number of girl children face. 

The account can be opened in any post office or an authorised branch of a commercial bank. 

The account will be operative for 21 years from the date of opening or the marriage of the girl child after attaining 18 years of age. To meet the requirement of higher education expenses, partial withdrawal of 50% of the balance would be allowed after the girl child turns 18.


Source : The Economic Times