Saturday, 20 August 2016

Revamping Marketing (Sales) Structure of PLI/RPLI

Para 1.4 of OM No.28-06/2014-LI dated 10.06.2016 issued by Directorate of Postal Life Insurance is reproduced for information of all concerned.

"The present system of procuring PLI business outside office hours by Departmental Employees will continue, in addition to garnering business through dedicated sales force, for one year or till the new system is fully functional, whichever is later. Once the new system is in place, however, Departmental Employees procuring PLI/RPLI business will also be linked to a Group Leader, and Inspectors/ASPOs will cease to be a part of the Departmental Employees approved for procuring business after office hours."

Thursday, 4 August 2016

CHQ News:- A delegation of IPs / ASPs met Union Minister of State (Finance & Corporate Affairs) at New Delhi








On 3/8/2016 a delegation of 25 IP / ASP working in Directorate and Delhi Circle met with Hon'ble Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State (Finance and Corporate Affairs) at his residence to discuss the issue of upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector (Posts) from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f. 01.01.2006  with consequential benefits including arrears of pay and allowances, in  light of the Hon’ble CAT judgement dated 15.10.2015 in the OA No. 289/2013. 

S/Shri Roop Chand, P. Permanand, P. Ajith Kumar, Anup Kumar, Jitender Kapoor and Shukhnandan Dhondiyan took part in the discussion. The delegation handed over letter No. CHQ/AIAIASP/PAY/7CPC/2016 dated 02/08/2016.  The discussion is said to be held in healthy atmosphere. Hon'ble Minister has given an assurance that he will look into the matter personally. 

Source: CHQ Blog

Thursday, 14 July 2016

REGARDING TRANSFER/POSTING IN ASSTT. SUPDT. POSTS CADRE

  The Competent Authority is pleased to order the following transfer/posting in Asstt. Supdt. Posts cadre with immediate effect on completion of tenure/in the interest of service:-
1. Sh. Lalit Kumar, ASP(FS), Circle Office is posted as ASP(Inv&New Project), Circle Office vice Sh. Dinesh transferred.
2. Sh. Manish Goyal, ASP(Courts), Circle Office has been granted extension for one year as he is handling important & sensitive court cases.
3. Ms Rekha Vedwal, ASP(Estt.), Circle Office is posted as ASP,2nd Sub Dn.,Delhi North Dn. vice Sh. Uma Shankar Gaur transferred.
4.Sh. Uma Shankar Gaur,ASP,2nd Sub Dn.,Delhi North Dn. is posted as ASP(HQ),New Delhi South West Dn. vice Ms Aparna Sandiyal transferred.
5.Ms Aparna Sandiyal, ASP(HQ),New Delhi South West Dn. is posted as ASP(Estt.), Circle Office vice Ms Rekha Vedwal transferred.
6.Sh. Narender Kumar, ASP(D),New Delhi South Dn. is posted as ASP, SJ Stg-I/AMPC vice Sh. Kamaljeet Singh transferred.
7.Sh.Udai Singh, ASP, DIMC,New Delhi is posted as ASP, PSD,Delhi vice Sh. S.K.Tiwari transferred.
8.Sh. Kamaljeet Singh, ASP, SJ Stg-I/AMPC is posted as ASP(D), New Delhi South Dn. vice Sh. Narender Kumar transferred.
9.Sh. Dinesh,ASP(Inv), Circle Office is posted as ASP(HQ), Delhi East Dn. vice Sh. Umesh Kumar promoted to PS Group 'B' on adhoc basis.
10.Sh. S.K.Tiwari ASP,PSD,Delhi is posted as ASP,DIMC, New Delhi vice Sh.Udai Singh transferred.
11.Ms Suman Jakhar, SAS,MO Sec,Circle Office is posted as ASP,SPC,AMPC vice Sh.Devender Kumar Prasad transferred.
12.Sh. Devender Kumar Prasad ASP,SPC,AMPC is posted as SAS,MO Sec, Circle Office vice Ms Suman Jakhar transferred.

Authority : Circle Office Memo No. Staff/BB-5/ASP/T&P/2014 dated 14-07-2016

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay commission

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits.   It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.

In the past, the employees had to wait for 19 months for the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations at the time of 5th CPC, and for 32 months at the time of implementation of 6th CPC.  However, this time, 7th CPC recommendations are being implemented within 6 months from the due date.

The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year. 

The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Highlights:

1.            The present system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay has been dispensed with and a new Pay Matrix as recommended by the Commission has been approved. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the Pay Matrix. Separate Pay Matrices have been drawn up for Civilians, Defence Personnel and for Military Nursing Service. The principle and rationale behind these matrices are the same.

2.            All existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; no new levels have been introduced nor has any level been dispensed with. Index of Rationalisation has been approved for arriving at minimum pay in each Level of the Pay Matrix depending upon the increasing role, responsibility and accountability at each step in the hierarchy.

3.            The minimum pay has been increased from Rs.  7000 to 18000 p.m.  Starting salary of a newly recruited employee at lowest level will now be Rs.  18000 whereas for a freshly recruited Class I officer, it will be Rs.  56100.  This reflects a compression ratio of 1:3.12 signifying that pay of a Class I officer on direct recruitment will be three times the pay of an entrant at lowest level.

4.            For the purpose of revision of pay and pension, a fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices.


5.            Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.

6.            The Cabinet approved further improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix by enhancing Index of Rationalisation for Level 13A (Brigadier) and providing for additional stages in Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier) in order to bring parity with Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) counterparts at the maximum of the respective Levels.

7.            Some other decisions impacting the employees including Defence & Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel include :

·               Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs.  10 to 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 % whenever DA rises by 50 %.
·               A common regime for payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel payable to Next of Kin with the existing rates enhanced from Rs. 10-20 lakh to 25-45 lakh for different categories.
·               Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs.  1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.
·               Terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments for Short Service Commissioned Officers who will be allowed to exit Armed Forces any time between 7 and 10 years of service.
·               Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave subsumed into a composite new Leave named ‘Work Related Illness and Injury Leave’ (WRIIL). Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

8.            The Cabinet also approved the recommendation of the Commission to enhance the ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.  7.50 lakh to 25 lakh. In order to ensure that no hardship is caused to employees, four interest free advances namely Advances for Medical Treatment, TA on tour/transfer, TA for family of deceased employees and LTC have been retained. All other interest free advances have been abolished.

9.            The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. The existing rates of monthly contribution will continue. This will increase the take home salary of employees at lower levels by Rs. 1470. However, considering the need for social security of employees, the Cabinet has asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.

10.        The general recommendations of the Commission on pension and related benefits have been approved by the Cabinet. Both the options recommended by the Commission as regards pension revision have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately. A Committee is being constituted to address the implementation issues anticipated in the first formulation. The first formulation may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by proposed Committee which is to submit its Report within 4 months.

11.        The Commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 Allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances.  The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

12.        The Cabinet also decided to constitute two separate Committees (i) to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) and (ii) to look into anomalies likely to arise out of implementation of the Commission’s Report.

13.        Apart from the pay, pension and other recommendations approved by the Cabinet, it was decided that the concerned Ministries may examine the issues that are administrative in nature, individual post/ cadre specific and issues in which the Commission has not been able to arrive at a consensus.

14.        As estimated by the 7th CPC, the additional financial impact on account of implementation of all its recommendations in 2016-17 will be Rs. 1,02,100 crore. There will be an additional implication of Rs. 12,133 crore on account of payments of arrears of pay and pension for two months of 2015-16.

Source: PIB

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Transfers/postings in JTS/STS of IPoS, Group "A" in Delhi Circle

Orders of the  Competent Authority are hereby conveyed for transfers/postings of  the following JTS/STS officers of the IPoS, Group "A" with immediate effect and until further orders:-
1. Ms Binti Choudhury (IPoS-2009), SSPOs, Delhi East Dn., Delhi-110051 is posted as  ADG  (Parcel & Logistics), BD&M Directorate  against existing vacancy.
2. Ms  Arkaja Das  (IPoS-2010), SSPOs, New Delhi West Dn., New Delhi-110028 is  posted as  ADG (CSI),  Postal Directorate against existing vacancy.

Authority : Postal Directorate Order No. 4-1/2016-SPG dated 22.06.2016

ADHOC PROMOTION IN PS GROUP 'B' CADRE

 Competent authority orders the following promotion in PS Group 'B' cadre on adhoc and temporary basis with immediate effect:-


1. Sh. V. B. Yadav, ASP, Delhi RMS, Delhi-110006 is promoted and posted as Sr. Postmaster, Indraprastha HO, New  Delhi-110002 vice Sh. C Jayarami Reddy transferred to Postal Directorate.


Authority: C. O. Memo No. Staff/50-3/XXVI dated 22-06-2016.