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Monday, February 28, 2011


DISCONTINUATION OF 'CERTIFICATE OF POSTING'


Sub: Discontinuation of 'Certificate of Posting'.

D.G. Posts No.2-4/2008-PO dated 23.02.2011.
Under the provisions of Rule 195 of the Indian Post Office Rules , 1933 'Certificate of Posting' is granted to the public to afford an assurance that letters and other articles for which no receipts are granted by the Post Office and entrusted to servants or messengers for posting have actually been posted.
It has since been decided that' Certificate of Posting' may be discontinued immediately.
A copy of Gazette Notification No. 58(E) dated 31.1.2011 deleting rule 195 of the Indian Post Office Rules, 1933 regarding 'Certificate of Posting' is enclosed for information and necessary action.
This may kindly be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.
The receipt of this communication may also be acknowledged.
Sd/-
(NIRAJ KUMAR)
Director (PO&I)

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(DEPARTMENT OF POSTS)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 31st January, 2011

GSR.58(E)- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (d) of sub-section (2) of Section 21 read with section 74 of the Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (6 of 1898), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Indian Post Office Rules, 1933, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Indian Post Office (Third Amendment) Rules, 2011.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Indian Post Office Rules, 1933, in part VIII relating to "General Rules", the heading "III-Certificate of Posting "and rule 195 shall be omitted.
[F. No.2-4/2008-PO)

MEERA HANDA
Dy. Director General (PO &CP)
CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO.4/2011 25 FEBRUARY 2011



Issues discussed at the National Anomaly Committee on 15.02.2011.
Dear Comrades

As indicated in our circular letter No.3, we give hereunder the decisions taken on each of the items discussed at the National Anomaly Committee meeting held on 15th Feb. 2011.

With greetings, Yours fraternally
K.K.N. Kutty Secretary General.
Item No.11.
The Staff side has agreed to specify the items of allowance which requires to be given effect to from 1.1.2006.
Item No.12. & 13. Revision of Transport allowance:
The Staff side is to give a comparative statement indicating the rate of Transport allowance given to various categories to substantiate their demand for having a uniform rate for all Govt. officials.
Item No.14. Risk and Patient Care allowance to be doubled.
The Government will bring about the Insurance scheme in consultation with the Staff Side within six months. If the scheme is not implemented by that time, these allowances will be doubled.
Item No. 20.
Quantification of daily allowance in case not able to present the bill The Department of Expenditure will examine the issue further in the light of the discussion and will convey their final decision in the next meeting.
Item No. 28.Assigning grade pay in PB 3 for Accounts officers.
This will be discussed with the Staff Side separately.
Item No. 31. Child Care leave:
Revised orders have been issued. The demand of the Staff Side that the discretionary powers to grant or otherwise or restrict the number of days presently given to the authorities must be dispensed with will be discussed at the next meeting of the Committee.
Item No. 37.Waiver of recovery of higher DA drawing between 1.1.2006 and 1.08.2008.
Not agreed to.
Item No. 38 and 39.Anomaly in fixation of Grade Pay and Pay Bands:
will be further discussed at the next meeting.
Item No. 40.Grant of Notional increment for those who retire in June.
Not accepted.
Item No.41.Grant of promotional increment for those promoted in the same PB andGrade Pay.
The Official side stated that to decide whether the two grades have distinct functions is the prerogative of the concerned Ministry/Department. If they so decide, the promotional increment would be granted. But in that case, the same will be treated as apromotion and will count as such for the purpose of MACP.
Item No. 42. MACP issue.
The same will be discussed in the sub committee once again.
Item No.43. Anomaly in HAG scale of pay:
Not discussed being a Group A issue. But the issue has been reported to have been settled and orders issued.
Item No. 44. Anomaly in Library Information Assistant: Will be further discussed at the next meeting
Item No. 45. Anomaly in fixation of pension for those in receipt of stagnation increment/In the light of the court judgment, the item will be discussed further in the next meeting.
Item No. 46.& 49 & 51 Parity for Stenographers in the filed and Central Sectt.
The demand for grant of grade pay of Rs. 4600 for those in the pay scale of 6500-10,500 has already been settled and orders issues. The question of Grant of Grade pay of Rs. 5400 after completion of three years for those in the pay scale of 7500-12000 will be examined if not already extended.
Item No. 48. Restoration of commutation value of pension after 12 years.
Not agreed upon. The Staff side has asked for the basis on which the demand has been rejected.
. Item No. 50/ Disparity in the pay scale of official language staff
The Staff side has agreed to provide a copy of the Court order in the matter.Item No. 52 and 53. Andaman Nicobar Items:
The Official side will report in the next meeting of the development on these issues.


Issue of pensioner CGHS Cards to Central Government servants before retirement

The Extracts of MOH & FW OM No .37-1/2009-C & P/CGHS (P) dt. 23.02.2011 is reproduced hereunder

Government of India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road

New Delhi – 110108

No. 37-1/2009-C & P/CGHS (P) Dated – February 23, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Issue of pensioner CGHS Cards to Central Government servants before retirement

Central Government servants on their retirement from service are entitled to CGHS facility, if they retire from office Ministries/Departments/Offices covered by CGHS. For availing CGHS facility, if eligible, after retirement from service, pensioners are required to fill up the requisite form and deposit the appropriate amount lump sum amount equivalent to one year’s contribution for availing CGHS facility for one year (which can be extended on an annual basis on payment of the appropriate contribution as applicable at the time of renewal) or pay in lump sum equivalent to ten years contribution for availing CGHS facility with life-time validity). The process of issuing of pensioner CGHS cards starts only after the Government servant retires from service and only after the Pension Pay Order (PPO) and Last pay Certificate (LPC) are issued by the Ministry/Department/Office. The completion of the formalities takes two to three months, which puts pensioners in a problematic condition for getting treatment from the date on which they retire from service and the time when a pensioner CGHS card is issued to them.

2. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has received representations from retired Central Government servants and from officials due for retirement within the next few months with the request that the policy regarding issue of pensioner CGHS cards be simplified so that they are in a position to get the pensioner CGHS card a day after their retirement from service.

3. The matter has been examined by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in consultation with CGHS and it has been decided that the following course of action will be taken in respect of officials who are entitled to avail CGHS facility after his/her retirement from Government service:

(i) All Ministries/Department will, alongwith pension papers, give the application for issue of pensioner CGHS cards to the official three months before the due date for retirement of the official;

(ii) The official, if he/she is interested in availing CGHS facility after his/her retirement, will;

a. Fill up the form for issue of pensioner’s card;

b. Affix stamp sized photographs of the family members entitled to avail CGHS facility in the proforma for issue of pensioner’s card;

c. Enclose Demand Draft/Pay Orders for the appropriate amount with reference to his/her decision to get CGHS card with life-time validity (the amount will be equal to ten years contribution) or with validity for one year (the amount will be equal to one year’s contribution). For obtaining the card in Delhi, the Demand Draft/Pay Order will have to be made payable to “Pay & Accounts Officer (CGHS), payable at Delhi” and for obtaining card in a CGHS city outside Delhi, the Demand Draft/Pay Order will have to be made payable to “Additional Directorate or Joint Director (as the case may be) of the CGHS city, payable in that city”

(iii) The Ministry/Department will add a certificate of pay, grade pay, etc drawn by the applicant to the application form and also mention the entitlement of ward (Private ward/Semi-Private Ward/General Ward) at the time of retirement of the official;

(iv) The Ministry/Department will forward the application complete in all respects to the Additional Director in the concerned CGHS city after verifying the particulars furnished by the applicant six weeks before the date of retirement of the official;

(v) CGHS pensioner cell in the concerned CGHS city will initiate action to get the pensioner card prepared;

(vi) The validity of the pensioner card will start from a date after the last day of service of the officials;

(vii) If the beneficiary, while in service, has been issued plastic card, then the beneficiary identification number (Ben ID No.) will not be changed at the time of preparation of pensioner card and the same Ben ID number will be carried forward in the pensioner card;

(viii) The pensioner card will be handed over to the retired official only after the date o superannuation/retirement from service; and

(ix) Before the Pensioner CGHS card is issued to the beneficiary, the plastic CGHS cards issued to all the members of the family will be surrendered.

4. All Ministries/Departments are requested to give wide publicity to the contents of these instructions.

Sd/-

(R Ravi)

Director



FLASH NEWS

Com. P. Rajeev, Member Parliament and also Standing Committee Member of Communication & I.T. has raised the issue of mass scale closure of posts offices with Sh. Sachin Pilot, State Minister for Communication and I.T. on 25.02.2011. Minister has agreed to intervene.

Postal JCA is also proposing to conduct immediate agitational programmes culminating to indefinite strike in the event of non drop of unilateral mass closure move of post offices.

Thursday, February 24, 2011



Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
No. 17-103/2007-GDS Dated – 17.02.2011

To,
All Chief Postmasters General
All Postmasters General

Subject: - Filling up of GDS posts in Branch Post Offices – review of guidelines regarding

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to invite attention to Directorate letters No. even dated 14th Jul 2009 and 29th Dec 2010 on the subject cited above.

2. Para 2 (ii) of this Directorate letter dated 14th July 2009 provided that the vacant posts of GDs in branch offices with two or more hands may be filled up on the basis of triennial review already carried out and in case the prescribed workload and financial parameters as prescribed for opening of a branch office are not fulfilled but the posts are required to be filled up for operational reasons then the approval of the Chief PMG will be required with concurrence of circle IFA. It was also provided in Para 2(i) of the said communication, that GDS vacant posts in BOs with a single establishment be filled up straight away and the permission was granted to the concerned Divisional head.

3. The above provisions were further reviewed and modified. It was prescribed vide this Directorate letter dated 29 Dec 2010 that the vacant posts of GD BPM may be filled up by adjusting the surplus GDS fulfilling the prescribed qualification and other prescribed conditions failing which action may be taken in advance to fill the vacant post of GDs BPM on a regular basis following the prescribed procedure and following other conditions prescribed under letter dated 4 Jul 2009.

4. Despite issue of above instructions, it has been brought to the notice of this office, that, the Posts of Branch Postmasters are not being filled up immediately, and they are allowed to be managed by additional charge or kept under combined duties, affecting the quality of service. The issue has been considered and competent Authority has decided that the vacant post of GDs BPMs, in Branch offices (irrespective of the number borne on establishment) be filled up by Head of the Division without reference to HOC immediately after its falling vacant initiating action in advance by adopting the following methods: -

(i) By appointment of surplus identified GDs fulfilling the conditions; failing which
(ii) By combination of the duties of GDS in the same BO, provide the combined work load does not exceed five hours: failing which
(iii) By recruitment of outsiders by observing the selection process.
However, the approval of the Head of the Circle shall continue to be obtained for filling up of other categories of GDS which are not justified by workload/financial parameter, but the post is to be filled dup for operational reasons.

5. These orders shall come into effect from the date of issue of the order. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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ON 23RD FEBRUARY 2011

YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAMME

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OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Monday, February 21, 2011


PSS Grouyp `B` Examination result declared by DOP


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011

ALL COMRADES WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE RALLY ON

23RD FEBRUARY 2011

ASSEMBLE AT JANTAR MANTAR.

BUS PARKING ARRANGEMENT AT JAI SINGH Road

KKN Kutty

Secretary General

CIVIL SERVANTS TO GET INCENTIVES ON PERFORMANCE

New Delhi: Six weeks or so from now, civil servants in Central ministries and departments that signed on to the Results Framework Document (RFD), initiated by the Cabinet Secretariat, will, for the first time, begin receiving performance-related incentives, government sources indicated. These annual performance-related incentives will, of course, depend on whether the concerned civil servants have scored well over 70 per cent in the evaluation scheme, and there could be as much as 40 per cent increase of the basic pay for the top scorers, it is learnt. However, the payments will not require any additional financial allocations as they will come out of the savings made by the ministry or department itself.

When the scheme starts rolling later this year, it will be 22 years after the Fourth Pay Commission first made such a promise. The reason why it was not possible to implement this before, government sources said, was because there was no way to measure performance before the RFD scheme was designed. The RFD initially met with a great deal of resistance from the civil service as it would entail listing goals, then working towards achieving them and at the end of the year quantifying how those goals had been achieved through a weighted system evolved by the ministry or department concerned. Finally, the secretary of that department will have to justify the evaluation before a panel of experts before it is finalised.

Interestingly, when the government launches the scheme in the coming financial year, officials of some key ministries will be excluded from the possible benefits, because they have not as yet signed on to the RFD. These include the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministries of Finance, Home, Defence and External Affairs, among others. Government sources said they hoped that once the incentives began to be paid, these ministries and departments too would sign up.

The RFD's objective is to improve governance, increase efficiency, transparency and accountability — especially the last two, given the spate of financial scandals in the government recently — and the Performance Management Division of the Cabinet Secretariat will write to all ministries and departments to list three potential areas of corruption in the schemes they implement or areas they work in, as well as identify the discretionary powers that are enjoyed by the Minister or secretary concerned.

Smita Gupta The Hindu 21st February: 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011


CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR No 3 ON NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 15-02-2011



CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL
GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.
A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,
Rajouri Garden,New Delhi-110 027
CONF/3/2011
Dated: 16.02.2011


Dear Comrade,

The third meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 15/02/2011. The following items were taken up for discussion. No final decision on any item could be arrived at. It was more or less an exercise to understand the points of view of both sides on these items. We shall in our next communication indicate the outcome of discussion on each item.
Item Nos. 11, 12&13, 14, 20, 28,29&30, 31,37, 38,39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 49, 50 and 51.

During the discussion the Staff brought to the notice of the official side that the issues pertaining to the employees of Andaman and Nicobar islands, which were taken out of the agenda on the plea that the same would be discussed separately by a Committee to be set up by the Andaman Administration have not been settled. The NGO Association of A & N Islands have brought to the notice of the staff side that the A & N Administration has not taken any steps to resolve the problems even though similar issues pertaining to the employees of Pondicherry and Delhi were settled. The Official side has promised to take up the issue with the concerned in the Home Ministry to ensure that the issues are addressed expeditiously.

The official side has in the Action Taken State has indicated their inability to concede the demand raised by the Staff Side on the following two issues.

(a) Grant of increment in the case of employees whose increment falls between Feb and June. 2006.

(b) Fixing the pay of the promotees on par with the Direct recruits.
Though these issues were not discussed, the Staff Side has said that a resolution to them are urgently needed .

The official side has requested the Staff Side to indicate the items on which further discussions are needed; further details are required; and alternative suggestions could be made within 10 days so that the next and final meeting of the Committee could be convened before 31st March, 2011. It was also decided that the sub-committee of the MACP related issued will meet once again and their report submitted to the NAC .

With greetings,

WOMEN CONVENTION AT KOLKATA







Friday, February 11, 2011


MEETING OF DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION COMMITTEE
(DPCS) / SELECTION COMMITTEES-FURNISHING
OF CERTIFICATES BY THE CHAIRPERSON/MEMBERS
OF THE COMMITTEES.


No.35-1/2011-SPB.II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, Dated the 07-Feb, 2011.

To

All Chief Postmaster General
All Postmaster General
All Postal Training Centres
CGM,PLI Directorate, Chanakayapuri Post Office Complex , New Delhi.

Sub: Meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPCs)/Selection Committees-Furnishing of certificates by the Chairperson/Members of the Committees.

Sir/Madam
I am directed to say that under Rule 26(a) of Appendix No. 37 of Postal Manual Volume-IV, a certificate has been prescribed to be furnished by the Supervising officer on conclusion of the examination in the last paper, inter-alia certifying that no relation of either the Supervisory Officer or any of the Invigilators took the examination in that Centre.

2. Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) vide its O.M. No. 22011/8/87-Estt. (D) dated 03.06.1989, while referring to Supreme Court/ High Court rulings that participation in the deliberations of Selection Committees/DPCs by such members whose near relatives are being considered by the Committees is against the principles of natural justice, has instructed that a certificate may be obtained from DPC Chairman/Members to the effect that none of his/her close relatives are being considered by the Committee , sufficiently in advance before commencement of the Committee meeting ,so that the appointing authority can alternate arrangements if necessary.(Copy enclosed)

3. Subsequently, DOPT vide its O.M. No. 22012/1/97-Estt. (D), dated 23.5.2001 directed that while sending the Agenda Papers of the DPC to the Chairperson and to the Members of the DPC, each one of them may specifically be asked to furnish the information to the Appointing Authority sufficiently in advance stating that none of his/her close relative is being considered by the DPC and that he/she (Chairperson/Members) is otherwise also not interested in nay particular candidate. Members of the DPC are also required to endorse a copy of such certificate to the Chairperson of the DPC in advance. In the event of the Chairperson/Members not being in a position to participate in the meeting this would facilitate making alternate arrangement (as the case may be) in time by nominating officers of equivalent ranks to function as the Chairperson/Members of the DPC , if permissible according to the provisions of the relevant Recruitment Rules (Copy enclosed) .
4. In view of the above , Recruiting Authorities/Appointing Authorities in the Circles are requested to obtain a Certificate in the manner prescribed by the DOP&T from all members of Selection Committees/Departmental Promotion Committee on their nomination to the Committee/DPC well before beginning the actual recruitment process.
Sd/-
(D.K. Chanda)
Section Officer (SPB.II)


REVIEW OF CADRE STRUCTURING - REGARDING.

N0.35034/9/2010-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (D)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 10th February, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Review of Cadre structuring - Regarding.

In pursuance of the decision taken in the 2" meeting of the National Anomaly
Committee held on 27.03.2010, a Joint Committee to examine the anomalies pertaining to the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) was constituted vide Department of Personnel & Training (D0PT)'s O.M. No.11/1/2010-JCA dated 03.05.2010.

2. The issue of providing an option to organisations/cadres to have a choice for the benefits under the earlier ACPS or the MACPS was also discussed in the meeting of the Joint Committee. While the issue would require further deliberations, it is reiterated that MACPS (as was the case with the ACPS) is a fall back option in the event of promotions not taking place. Cadre structure needs to be reviewed periodically to harmonise the functional needs of the organisation and career progression of employees. Accordingly, all concerned are advised to review the cadre structure in a time bound manner with a view to mitigate problem of stagnation.
.
3. All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for guidance and appropriate action in the matter

4. Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)
Tel.No.23092479--

Thursday, February 10, 2011


N F P E
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA STUDY CAMP


2011 FEBRUARY, 13,14,15
THEKKADY (KUMILY) - IDUKKI DIVISION - KERALA CIRCLE.
PROGRAMME
08.00 AM : Registration of Delegates
09.30 AM : Flag Hoisting and Homage to Martyrs.
10.00 AM : Inaugural Session
Welcome Speech : Com: P.S.Rajan,
Chairman, Reception Committee,
General Secretary, Kerala Plantation
Labour Federation.
Presided by : Com: D.K.Rahate
All India President, NFPE.
INAUGURAL ADDRESS : CLASS - I
Subject : Imperialist Globalisation and the Role of
Working Class.
by: COM.P.RAJEEV, MP,
Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee
for Communications & IT.
11.30 AM : CLASS - II
Subject : History of the Postal Trade Union Movement and
our present day task.
by: COM: M.KRISHNAN,
Secretary General, NFPE.
03.00 PM : CLASS - III
Subject : Policy Offensives in the Dept. of Posts and our role.
by: COM.K.RAGHAVENDRAN,
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE.
05.00 PM : CLASS - IV
Subject : Central Govt. Employees and the Indian

Working Class Movement.
by: COM: C.C.PILLAI
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE.
07.00 PM : CULTURAL PROGRAMMES.
14-02-2011 - MONDAY
09.00 AM : CLASS - V
Subject : Service Matters and the role of Trade Union Activists.
by: COM: K.V.SRIDHARAN,
General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C (Chq)
11.00 AM : CLASS - VI
Subject : Disciplinary Rules - Role of Defence Assistants & Unions.
by: SRI.M.CHANDRASEKHARAN NAIR
Rtd.Senior Superintendent of Post Offices.
13.00 PM : PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIAL REPORT.
by: COM: R.N.PARASHAR
Asst.Secretary General, NFPE.
02.00 PM : SEMINAR
Subject : Future of India Post -
Challenges and Opportunities.
Welcome Speech : COM: M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General, NFPE.
Presided by : COM: D.K.RAHATE
President, NFPE.
PRESENTATION BY CHIEF GUEST : SRI.P.K.GOPINATH
Member (P), Postal Services Board.
Speech by : MRS. SHOBA KOSHY
Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle.
INTERACTION WITH THE DELEGATES
4.00 PM : Vote of Thanks
by: Com: Iswar Singh Dabas,
General Secretary, PIV Union.
04.15 PM : Felicitation to Com: T.M.Peerumuhammed
All India Vice President P-IV, and Working Chairman,
Reception Committee
(Retired from service on 31-1-2011).
04.30 PM : CAMP REVIEW AND ORGANISATIONAL
DISCUSSION.
Lead by : Com: M.Krishnan, SG, NFPE
Com: K.V.Sridharan, GS, P-3
Com: I.S.Dabas, GS, P-4
Com: Giriraj Singh, GS, R-3
Com: P.Suresh, GS, R-4
Com: Pranab Bhattacharjee, GS, Admn.(P) Union.
Com: T.Sathyanarayanan, GS, AIPAEA
Com: Appanraj, GS, AIPSBCOEA
Com: S.A.Rahim, GS, AIPCWEA.
Vote of Thanks : Com: T.D.Jose, General Convener,
Reception Committee.
06.30 PM : CAMP CONCLUDES
15-02-2011 - TUESDAY
: Trip to Munnar
08.00AM : Sight Seeing.


NOTIFICATION


(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY,
PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i))


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, dated 8th February, 2011


G.S.R.- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the educational and other qualifications for direct recruits for the posts which were in Group 'D' Scales prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission and have been placed in Group 'C' in Pay Band 1 (Rs. 5200-20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts in connection with the affairs of the Union, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.-

(1) These rules'may be called the Central Civii Services and Civil Posts, Group 'C' posts in Pay Band 1 (Rs. 5200-20200) plus Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- (Educational and other Qualifications for Direct Recruitment) Rules, 2011.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Application.- These rules shall apply to ail posts which were in Group 'D' Scales (including the posts of Record Keepers in Group 'C' in Indian Audit and Accounts Department) prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission and have been placed in Group 'C' in Pay Band 1 (Rs. 5200- 20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in the Central Civii Services and Civil Posts under the Central Government and the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

3. Educational and other qualifications.- Notwithstanding anything contained in any recruitment rules relating to the Group 'D' posts (including the posts of Record Keepers in Group 'C' in Indian Audit and Accounts Department) prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, the educational and other qualifications required for persons to be eligible to be appointed to Group 'C' posts in Pay Band 1 Rs. 5200-20200 plus Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- by the method of direct recruitment shall be as under, namely:

"Matriculation pass or equivalent from a recognised Board
or
Industrial Training institute pass Certificate from a recognised
institute".

(NO. No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR)
Sd/-
(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
REFERENCE TO EMPANELED CGHS HOSPITALS IN NON-EMERGENCY CONDITIONS MADE EASY

NOW THE REFERRAL AUTHORITY IS GIVEN TO CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, CGHS TO REFER THE BENEFICIARIES TO THE EMPANELED CGHS SUPER-SPECIALITIES UNDER NON-EMERGENCY CONDITIONS. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK GIVEN BELOW FOR THE ORDER.

CLICK HERE

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


REFERRAL OF CGHS BENEFICIARIES TO EMPANELLED
SUPER-SPECIALTY HOSPITALS



No.S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 7th February2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Referral of CGHS beneficiaries to empanelled Super-Specialty Hospitals

With reference to the subject mentioned above, the undersigned is directed to state that several representations have been received from CGHS beneficiaries regarding problems faced by them in obtaining permission to undergo treatment at Super-Specialty hospitals. The matter has been reviewed and it has now been decided to simplify the procedure for obtaining treatment from CGHS empanelled super-specialty hospitals .Attention is drawn to para 6.2 of office memorandum of even number dated 17th August 2010 wherein it was stated that

"CGHS beneficiaries have, so far, been the option to get themselves treated in any hospital of their choice. However, in view of the increased outgo on getting treatment in super-specialty hospitals, it has now been decided that CGHS beneficiaries desirous of getting treated in super-specialty hospitals, in non-emergency conditions, prior approval of the concerned Additional Director, CGHS would have to be obtained".

The above mentioned procedure is modified to read as follows:

"CGHS beneficiaries have, so far, been the option to get themselves treated in any hospital of their choice. However, in view of the increased outgo on getting treatment in super-specialty hospitals, it has now been decided that CGHS beneficiaries desirous of getting treated in super-specialty hospitals, in non-emergency conditions, prior approval of the concerned Chief Medical Officer-in-Charge, of the CGHS Wellness Centre would have to be obtained."

Sd/-
(R.Ravi)
Director
{Tel: 23063483}--

RATE OF CALCULATING ENTITLEMENT TO EARNED LEAVE (E.L) AND HALF PAY LEAVE (HPL)


No. 13026 1112010-Estt. ( Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 7th February, 201 1


Office Memorandum


Sub: Rate of calculating entitlement to Earned Leave (E.L) and Half Pay Leave (HPL).

The undersigned is directed to say that matter regarding entitlement of a Government servant, who dies while in service, to Earned Leave under Rule 27(2)(b) and Half Pay Leave Rule 29 (2) (c) of the CCS (Leave) Rules 1977 has been under consideration of this Department.

2. At present rule 27 (2) (b) says 'when a Government servant is removed or dismissed from service or dies while in service, credit is allowed at the rate of 2% days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed from service or dies in service.' Similarly Rule 29 (c) says 'When a Government servant is removed or dismissed from service or dies while in service, credit of half pay leave shall be allowed at the rate of 513 days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed from service or dies in service.'

3. These rules adversely affect cases where the death of a serving Government Servant occurs on the last day of the month as the day of death is treated as his last working day. Clause (b) of sub rule (2) of rule 27 and clause (c) of sub-rule (2) of rule 29 of the CCS Leave Rules is modified as under:-

Rule 27 (2) (b) 'When a Government servant is removed or dismissed from service, credit is allowed at the rate of 2% days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed from service. When a Government Servant dies, while in service, credit of Earned Leave shall be allowed at the rate of 2% days per completed month of service up to the date of death of the Government Servant.'

Rule 29 (2) (c) 'When a Government servant is removed or dismissed from service. credit of Half Pay Leave shall be allowed at the rate of 513 days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed from service. When a Government Servant dies while in service, credit of Half Pay Leave shall be allowed at the rate of 513 days per completed month of service up to the date of death of the Government Servant.'

4. These orders take effect from the date of issue.

5. So far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India.

6. Hindi version will follow. Sd/-
(Zoya C. B.)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Monday, February 7, 2011


Counting of adhoc services rendered by Reserve Trained Pool (RTP) PAs/SAs for promotion.

IMMEDIATE

No.44-1/2011-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
New Delhi, Dated the 13.01.2011To,

All Heads of Postal Circle

Subject: - Counting of adhoc services rendered by Reserve Trained Pool (RTP) PAs/SAs for promotion.

Sir,I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of letter No.P/1-1/AIC, dated 29.12.2010 addressed to Hon’ble MOS (C&IT) (K) by the General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group ‘C’, New Delhi on the above subject.2. It may be stated that Department of Posts had introduced a scheme in the year 1983 to enable candidates from the Reserve Training Pool (RTP) of Postal Assistants (PAs)/Sorting Assistants (SAs) to opt for service in Army Postal Service (APS). After having been brought on the RTP, they were appointed for a short period as PA/SA on adhoc basis and then deputed to the APS. The RTP candidates deputed to APS were eligible to get the benefit of regular appointment in the Civil Post from the date their immediate junior was appointed on a regular basis in the Civil Post. RTP scheme has since been abolished w.e.f 04.03.86.Hon’ble Supreme Court in C.A. No. 5739 of 2005 in the case of UOI Vs. Shri. Mathivanan vide their judgment dated 09.06.2006 had held that adhoc service rendered in APS should be counted for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under TBOP scheme. Keeping in view the Apex court’s decision in M. Mathivanan’s case and the fact that TBOP is not to be granted on the basis of seniority it was decided to extend the benefit of the Apex court’s order to similarly placed serving officials vide Directorate’s letter No. 93-25/2003-SPB-II dated 26.07.2010.The Service Association in their letter under reference has stated that existing regular PAs/SAs who were earlier retained in the RTP and appointed on ad-hoc basis in the Circles had approached Hon’ble CAT and their adhoc service has been counted as regular service for all purposes. Thus, they have demanded to extend the same benefit to similarly placed persons. In this connection, the circles are requested to furnish the following:(a) No. of officials retained by the Circle under RTP scheme and the after appointed as PA/SA on ad-hoc basis.(b) No. of such ad-hoc officials who were thereafter appointed as PA/SA on regular basis and (i) retained in the Circles as such and (ii) deputed in APS.(c) Whether any of such PA/SA appointed after rendering ad-hoc service and regularized and retained in the Circle itself has approached Hon’ble CAT for regularization of their ad-hoc service?(d) If so, number of such PA/SA regularized may be intimated and(e) Copies of the Court’s orders, CO order implementing these court orders along with letter number of Directorate under which approval has been obtained by the Circle for implementation of the Court’s orders may be furnished to the Directorate.Encl: As above
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Suran Bhan)
Asstt. Director General (SPN

Friday, February 4, 2011


CHQ R-III WRITES TO SECRETARY (POSTS) ON NSPC HUBS


No. R-III/25-31/2011

To

Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhaewan,

New Delhi-110116

Subject:-. Creation of NSPC Hubs.

No. R-III/25-31/2011 Dated 21-01-2011

Respected Madam,

` It has been reported by the Circle Secretaries of many Circles that creation of National Speed Post Centre Hubs are not only creating problems for staff but also causing unnecessary delay to the Speed Post Articles.

Speed Post is a premium service of the Department of Post and this is the only service where Department was feeling honour by its delivery in time and this is also the only service which is giving earning profit. But the creation of NSPC Hubs are putting break on its delivery in time. Delay in delivery of Speed Post Articles will shake the confidence of the public in this service.

Reports received some Circle Secretaries revealed as under:-

Karnataka Circle:- 4 NSPC Hubs have been created in Karnataka Circle. A Speed Post article booked at Hassan for delivery at Hassan itself is first routed to Mysore NSPC where it is processed and back routed to Hassan for delivery. Had it been processed at Hassan RMS it would have been delivered on the next day but now it is delivered after more than 48 hrs.

A Speed Post Article booked in Chikmaglur meant for delivery in the district itself is first dispatched to Birur RMS from where it is dispatched to Davangere NSPC Hub in the night. After processing at NSPC Davangere it is back routed to Barur RMS on next day from where it is dispatched for delivery to its destination.
Speed Post Article which was being delivered within 24/48 hrs is now being delivered even after 72 hrs.

Andhra Circle:-6 NSPC Hubs have been opened in Andhra Circle. With the opening of these Hubs now Speed Post Articles are being delivered in D+4 while earlier these were being delivered within D+1. These Hubs are causing delay to the Speed Post Articles.
Creation of NSPC Hubs is causing unnecessary double handling resulting in shortage of staff, wastage of time, back routing of Speed Post Articles causing delay to the Speed Post Articles.

This Unions urges upon you to kindly re-examine this issue of creation of NSPC Hubs and requests to revert to the previous system so that Speed Post Articles are delivered in time and we may be able to keep the confidence of the public in Speed Post.


With Regards.


Yours sincerely,

(Giri Raj Singh)

General Secretary

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVE TO OFICERS APPOINTED ON CONTRACT BASIS

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Dear Comrades, This is to inform you that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee will be held on 15/02/2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME

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