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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DBT Applicability Assessment of the welfare schemes of the Department of Posts

The following welfare schemes are assessed as DBT Applicability by the Ministry DBT Assessment:
                        1. Grant of Assistance to the Gramin Dak Sewaks from the Circle Welfare Fund for GDS.
                   2. Grant of Incentives to the Children of Postal employees who appear in the Competitive Examinations held by the UPSC.
                        3.  Grant of Scholarship and transport charges to the disabled children of Postal employees.
                        4. Education Assistance provided to the children of Postal employees for academic achievement

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015-16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore.

Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace.

The payment of this Bonus to eligible Railway Employees will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays. 

Source:-PIB (Release ID :151187)

Direct Recruitment of Inspector of Posts through CGLE conducted by SSC- Status (As desired by CHQ)

Year 2013
Year 2014
IPs allotted
IPs Joined
IPs allotted
IPs Joined
UR-02 + OBC-01=03 (Total)
UR-02 + OBC-01=03 (Total)
Nil. However two of them resigned.
UR-02 + SC-01=03 (Total)
Appointment cancelled and intimated to SSC. Added in the vacancy for the year 2016.

CS writes to Director of Accounts (Postal) on benefit of additional increment at the stage of fixation of Pay in promotional post of Inspector Posts who have availed financial upgradation under MACP in lower Grade Pay


Shri Smruti Ranjan Swain
Director of Accounts (Postal)

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

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/-.

          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 would like to bring your kind notice 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” (Copy enclosed).

          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.

          Therefore, 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 regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Pitabasa Jena)
Circle Secretary

Revision of Inspection Questionnaire for MGNREGS at Branch Post office and Sub Post Office

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Special Donation by members of the Association

Sl. No.
Date of Payment
Name of IP/ASP
Receipt No.
Amount in Rs.
Tapas Ku. Dash
Pitabasa Jena
Bibhudatta Behera
Prasanta Ku. Patra
Laxmi Narayan Mishra
Debi Pd. Nayak
Gopesh Dash
Manoj Ku. Pattnaik
Madhusmita Padhi
M.S.K. Dora
H.S. Mohapatra
Debaraj Sethi
Mrutyunjaya Bera
Gyan Ranjan Pradhan
Gajendra Prasad Kar
Dibya Singha Tripathy
Bijay Ku. Mohanty
Ashit Ku. Nayak
Raghunath Sahu
Khageswar Mallick

Those members who have not paid the special donation are requested to remit the amount to the Circle Secretary.
The amount can also be credited in the following account in any CBS Post Office and the photocopy/scanned copy of the pay-in-slip may kindly be sent through email to and / or for issuance of receipt and proper accounting.

SB Account No.                  : 0743253167 (Bhubaneswar GPO)

Monday, September 26, 2016

IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016.

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26th Universal Postal Congress:- UPU members decide way forward for development

Plenipotentiaries adopted a new development cooperation policy for 2017 – 2020 during a committee meeting of the UPU’s 26th Universal Postal Congress.

Congress Committee 6, which examines development cooperation matters, holds its first meeting at the 26th Universal Postal Congress in Istanbul.
The policy centres on integrating the UPU’s development priorities with those of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for the implementation of which the postal sector can play an important role in areas such as financial inclusion and trade facilitation.
“Development cooperation is at the heart of the UPU’s mandate and one of its raisons d’être,” remarked committee chair, Jean-Paul Forceville, who is also Director of Regulatory, Institutional and European Affairs with La Poste (France).
“[Sustainable development] is one area that we will keep strengthening so as to enable the Posts in all parts of the world to enhance their capacities to offer quality services to citizens,” said UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein.
A key focus of the plan is resource mobilization.
Though the postal sector is making strides to meet modern demands by implementing new services, developing Posts are often left behind because they cannot access necessary funds or tools.
The UPU director general remarked on the Africa as an example, noting that 25,000 of the region’s post offices lack even basic electricity. The plan would focus on developing large-scale projects to attract funding from major donors and international partners.
These resources would also be channeled into capacity-building projects, such as training, in order to ensure developing Posts’ staff are equipped to transform with the rest of the global postal industry.
The UPU has already seen success with the train-the-trainer approach, with more than 3000 postal staff participating in group training sessions during the Doha work cycle.
“When you train 1000 people, they train 10,000 people. That has been a tremendous support [in driving development],” said Hussein.

Financial inclusion

The committee also paid particular attention to the role of posts in fostering financial inclusion, including the launch of the updated UPU Global Panorama on Postal Financial Inclusion.
“Financial inclusion is also one of the key drivers for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Post is a key delivering agent for this goal,” said Hussein.
More than 1.5 billion people worldwide already access financial services through the Post’s expansive physical network and 91 per cent of the  postal operators of the UPU’s member countries already offer financial services.
In order to meet clients’ changing needs, Posts must digitize their financial services, making them available on multiple delivery channels—such as mobile platforms, cards, Internet and ATMs—in addition to their physical post offices.


Delegates also spent part of the committee session reviewing the progress made under the Doha Postal Strategy, which governed the UPU’s work between 2013 – 2016.
The UPU’s development cooperation worked with member countries throughout the period, executing a total of 86 projects, with more to come by the end of 2016.
Other accomplishments noted during the meeting included the establishment of three new regional training centres, news partnerships formed with high-profile international organizations, and the development of a new coaching methodology for postal reform. 

UPU News:- 26th Universal Postal Congress:-Turkey appointed as official Congress Chair

Congress deliberations began with the Opening Plenary, where delegates came together to elect the Congress Chairman and other Congress body leaders.

Delegates elected PTT Corporation CEO Kenan Bozgeyik as Chairman, on behalf of the host country, Turkey. The Chairmanship was awarded to Bozgeyik by Qatar Post CEO Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi, on behalf of 2012 Congress host Qatar.
“There have been many developments in the last four years. Our postal sector will continue on its path under new principles and focus on developing customer-oriented services,” said Bozgeyik.
“During the next three weeks, you will be dealing with several important proposals mainly on the postal business, particularly in the improvement of the postal supply chain and operations,” said UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein.
“The other proposal that I expect will draw substantial interest is the one on reform of the Union … I hope this time round, all members will support the Council of Administration proposal that is aimed to help transform our Union to create more efficiency, fair geographical representation in the decision-making process of the union as well as save cost of our operations,” he added.

Other Appointments

During the Opening Plenary, member countries also officially appointed the following chairs and vice-chairs:

Vice-Chairmen of Congress
Mr Wilfredo Lopez Rodriguez, Cuba
Ms Irina Saksonova, Belarus
Ms Hongyan Shen, China (People's Rep.)
Mr Francis W. Wangusi, Kenya

Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Congress Committees
Committee 1 (Credentials)
Chair: Mr Joseph Murphy, USA
Vice-Chair: Ms Padmagandha Mishra, India

Committee 2 (Finance)
Chair: Mr Hiroshi Nakayama, Japan
Vice-Chair: Mr Mauricio Rojas, Costa Rica

Committee 3 (General and Policy Matters)
Chair: Ms Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani, South Africa
Vice-Chair: Mr Jack Hamande, Belgium

Committee 4 (Convention)
Chair: Mr Siva Somasundram, Australia
Vice-Chair: Mr Alain Benoît Itoua, Congo

Committee 5 (Postal Payment Services)
Chair: Mr Vladimir Salakhutdinov, Russian Federation
Vice-Chair: Mr Germa?n Va?zquez Asenjo, Spain

Committee 6 (Development Cooperation)
Chair: Mr Jean-Paul Forceville, France
Vice-Chair: Mr Sami Freej Alowedi, Eng., Saudi Arabia

Committee 7 (Drafting)
Chair: Mr Abdeladim El Massoudi, Morocco
Vice-Chair: Mr Aimé Theubet, Switzerland

Committees in session

The day also marked the beginning of Congress Committee meetings, beginning with Committee 3.
Focused on general policy matters, Committee 3 will deliberate on key proposals such as the Reform of the Union, Integrated Product Plan (IPP) and the Istanbul World Postal Strategy.
The first session's discussions focused specifically on the IPP, which proposes changes to the classification of items as documents or as goods. It would also require Posts to fix barcodes on small packets containing goods.
This would help facilitate the supply chain process as volumes of letters containing goods are on the rise. 
"The UPU urgently needs to confront challenges, adapt quickly to the marketplace, make effective use of its strengths, and address its weaknesses. Failure to do so will result in a continuing increase in the number of designated operators moving traffic outside the UPU network," remarked Hussein.
"I urge you to take this on board when considering your approval of the Integrated Product Plan," he said.
Committees 1, 4, 5 and 6 will also begin their discussions this week. Committee 3 deliberations will resume next week.