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Monday, December 5, 2016

Payment to Suppliers etc. by Government Departments through e-payment


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Recognition of certificates/qualifications awarded by Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi etc. for purpose of employment in the Central Govt. - Regarding.

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CS writes again to CPMG on Granting of 3% fitment benefit at the time of promotion to IP Cadre who have availed financial upgradation under MACP in lower Grade Pay

No. AIAIPASP/Corr-1/14/2016
Date: 05-12-2016
To
Dr. Santosh Ku. Kamila, IPoS-1986
Chief Postmaster General
          Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

Sub:- Granting of 3% fitment benefit at the time of promotion to IP Cadre who have availed financial upgradation under MACP in lower Grade Pay -Regarding.

Respected Sir,  

          A good number of Inspector Posts in Odisha Circle have joined in IP Cadre on promotion from the post of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant who have been granted financial upgradation under MACP in lower Grade Pay. They were granted the benefit of additional increment i.e. 3% at the stage of fixation of Pay in their promotional post of Inspector Posts carrying higher grade pay of Rs.4,200/- (6th  CPC).

          Now they have been disallowed the benefit of additional increment at the stage of fixation of Pay in their promotional post of Inspector Posts with the observation that as per para 4 of Annexure-I to GOI DoP&T OM No.30534/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.05.2009 if the Government Servant gets his regular promotion in the hierarchy of his cadre after availing financial upgradation under MACP he will only granted the difference of grade pay without any additional increment.

          In this connection this Association had brought to the kind notice of the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle vide  your kind notice vide Letter No.AIAIPASP/Corr-1/10/2016 dated 01-09-2016 the clarifications issued vide Department of Posts (Postal Accounts Wing) letter No. 3(4)/10/PA-Admn)/475-496 dated 07-02-2013 and No. 3(4)/10/PA-Admn)/07 dated 05-04-2013 (copy enclosed) which inter alia states that “The promotional hierarchy of a Postal Assistant is LSG---HSG-II---HSG-I. PA can only become eligible for promotion to JAO (now merged as AAO) cadre by qualifying the relevant examination. Thus promotion of PA to AAO is not in its promotional hierarchy. The officers who have got MACP/regular promotion in different hierarchy will be eligible for the benefit of 3% fitment benefit at the time of fixation of Pay on regular promotion to AAOs cadre as the promotion to the cadre of AAOs is not in the hierarchy of PA”. It is also learnt that the PAO is allowing this benefit to the AAOs.

          In similar analogy since one PA can only become eligible for promotion to Inspector Posts cadre by coming out successful in the relevant competitive examination, and therefore, the promotion to the cadre of Inspector of Posts is not in the hierarchy of PA. Thus the officers who have got MACP/regular promotion in different hierarchy will be eligible for the benefit of 3% fitment benefit at the time of fixation of Pay on regular promotion to Inspector Posts cadre like AAO.

          Since it is affecting several individuals in Inspector Posts cadre, this Association urges your kind intervention to uphold the principle of equality, and to decide the cases of Inspector Posts in the light of clarifications issued in case AAO cadre vis-à-vis with the MACP Rulings.

With profound regards,

Yours sincerely,

(Pitabasa Jena)
Circle Secretary

Copy to the Director of Accounts (Postal), Cuttack -753004 in continuation of Letter No. AIAIPASP/Corr-1/14/2016 dated 28-09-2016 for kind information and favorable consideration.

(Pitabasa Jena)

Circle Secretary

CS writes to CPMG for exemption to the applicants of PS Group-B Examination from Training at PTC, Darbhanga during December-2016

No. AIAIPASP/Corr-1/13/2016
01-12-2016
To
The Chief Postmaster General
          Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

Subject:-     Request for exemption to the applicants of PS Group-B Examination from Training at PTC, Darbhanga during the period from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016 and from 19-12-2016 to 31-12-2016.


Respected Sir,  

          You are aware that the LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Group-B is now rescheduled to 18-12-2016 (Sunday). IPs/ASPs ordered to undergo the training during the period from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016 and from 19-12-2016 to 31-12-2016 at PTC, Darbhanga will be deprived from appearing the said examination as the date of examination will be covered in the transit.

          Therefore, this Association requests your good self to exempt the applicants of PS Group-B Examination from Training at PTC, Darbhanga during the period from 05-12-2016 to 17-12-2016 and from 19-12-2016 to 31-12-2016.

         
With regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Pitabasa Jena)
Circle Secretary

RBI to issue new Rs 20/50 notes; old bills to continue

New Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) The Reserve Bank today said it will issue new currency notes of Rs 20 and Rs 50 denominations with numerals in ascending size in the number panels and without intaglio printing.

The old notes of Rs 20 and Rs 50 will remain legal tender.

These new notes come against the backdrop of government last month scrapping Rs 500/1000 currency notes to crack down on black money.

"The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, with inset letter L in both the number panels, bearing signature of Dr Urjit R Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing '2016' printed on the reverse of the banknote," RBI said in a statement.

The design and security features of these banknotes will be similar to the banknotes of Rs 20 denomination with the ascending font of numerals in both the number panels and without intaglio print issued earlier in Mahatma Gandhi Series- 2005, it said.

RBI also said that all the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender.

About Rs 50 notes RBI said, "The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, without inset letter in both the number panels, bearing signature of Dr Urjit R Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and the year of printing '2016' printed on the reverse of the banknote." 

It said that the design and security features of these banknotes will be similar to the banknotes of Rs 50 denomination with the ascending font of numerals in both the number panels and without intaglio print issued earlier in Mahatma Gandhi Series- 2005.

All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 50 issued by the Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender, it added.

Encouraging usage of Debit Cards among Government employees

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rescheduling of PS Group-B Examination


Indian Postal Service officer under scanner for fraudulent transactions

HYDERABAD: Indian Postal Service (IPoS) officer K Sudheer Babu reportedly made fraudulent cash exchange transactions at different post offices in Greater Hyderabad, according to investigators, in fresh revelations following raids at post offices.



On interrogating Babu, the senior superintendent of post offices, Hyderabad, CBI sleuths found that in addition to exchanging 36 lakh demonetised currency in a fraudulent manner at Himayatnagar sub-post office, in cahoots with his office assistant G Ravi Teja and Himayatnagar sub-postmaster G Revathi, the IPoS officer had also exchanged lakhs of rupees of demonetised currency at other post offices in his jurisdiction.


CBI sleuths discovered that at the Himayatnagar sub-post office only 987 cash exchange request slips were found, which accounted for cash exchange of only 36,28,000, whereas the total amount of cash exchanged at the post office was 74,73,500.



On questioning, Revathi told CBI sleuths that on November 12 she had issued 36,00,000 in new currency to Ravi Teja in exchange for demonetised currency on the oral instructions of Babu.


The CBI sleuths have been grilling Sudheer and Teja to identify post offices where fraudulent transactions took place and other officials who may have assisted the IPoS officer in executing the fraud. They were also questioning Sudheer to find out whose demonetised currency he had exchanged and for what commission.



The sleuths have registered a case against Sudheer, Ravi Teja, Revathi and unknown private persons under sections, 120-B r/w 406, 409, 477-A of the Indian Penal code C and 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the PC Act. With the help of postal vigilance officials, the CBI is gathering more evidence and arrests are likely in a day or two.


Source:-The Times of India

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Naidu to head panel of CMs to boost digital payment systems

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) The Centre has constituted a 13 member Committee of Chief Ministers headed by Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu to promote digital payment systems to promote transparency, financial inclusion and also prepare a roadmap in this regard.

Apart from Naidu, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling, Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis are also members of the committee along with NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya, and Amitabh Kant CEO, NITI Aayog.

Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman, UIDAI, Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, Rajesh Jain, Managing Director, netCORE, Sharad Sharma, Co-founder, iSPIRIT and Jayant Varma, Professor (Finance), IIM (Ahmedabad) are special invitees.

According to officials, the terms of reference of the committee are identifying global best practices for implementing an economy primarily based on digital payment and examine the possibility of adoption of these global standards in the Indian context.

The panel will also outline measures for rapid expansion and adoption of the system of digital payments like cards (Debit, Credit and pre-paid), Digital-wallets/ E-wallets, internet banking, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), banking apps, etc and shall broadly indicate the roadmap to be implemented in one year.

It shall evolve an action plan to reach out to the public at large with the objective to create awareness and help them understand the benefits of such a switchover to digital economy and would prepare a roadmap for the administrative machineries in the States to facilitate adoption of digital modes of financial transactions.

The high level group will also identify and address bottlenecks and indicate solutions pertaining to adoption of the steps required to move towards a digital payments economy.

It will also associate the key stakeholders for implementation of the suggested steps towards a digital payments economy and delineate and adopt measures evolved by the Committee of Officers constituted for the purpose.

It will also examine and address any other associated issues which are not specifically mentioned herein. The Committee may devise its own procedures for conducting business, meetings, constitution of sub-groups, etc.

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension)rules , 1972

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