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Sunday, July 23, 2017

GS writes to ADG(Legal & SR) for Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/AIC-Reso/6/2016                          Dated :    21/7/2017

To,
Shri V. Ramaswamy,
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :   Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

Ref.        : Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15th March 2016

Respected Sir,

     I would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 and reminder dated 2/1/2017 on the above cited subject.

     It is bring to your kind notice that SR Division of Directorate vide letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15thMarch 2016 has requested DDG (P) to give direct reply to this Association on letter dated 25/2/2016, but till date nothing is heard either from SPG Division or from SR Division.  

     It is once again requested to kindly intimate the action taken by SPG Division of the Directorate on this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 at the earliest.          
Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

gsreminds to ADG (SR & Legal) for Implementation of "chain vacancies" issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Reso/5/2016                                   Dated:   21/7/2017

To,

Shri V. Ramaswamy,
ADG (SR & Legal),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :    Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

Ref.      :      Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 10th March 2016

Respected Sir,  

          Kindly refer to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 followed by reminder dated 9/1/2017 whereby it was pointed out that SR Division vide above captioned letter has directed ADG (SPG) to give direct reply to this Association on the subject, but till date this Association has neither heard anything from (SPG) Division nor from SR Division of Directorate.

          It is therefore once again requested to arrange to get the above important issue resolved at the earliest and line in reply is requested.

          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

GS writes to Member (P) Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre for the vacancies of 2016

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/2016                            Dated :     21/7/2017


To,                                                                                          
Ms Achala Bhatnagar,
Member (P)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre for the vacancies of 2016.

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016

Respected Madam,

          Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 7/1/2017 followed by reminders dated 11/4/2017 and 19/6/2017 regarding holding of supplementary DPC for the year 2016-17.

          As per Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 the requests of 18 officers for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre was accepted.

It is also bring to your kind notice that 5 officers against whom punishment is current are selected in DPC (para 5 of memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 9-12-2016), but out of these, punishment of 3 officers is found current up to 2018, and therefore these officers will not get promotion till expiry of their punishment period. The promotion against these 3 officers may be treated as vacancy for supplementary DPC. 

In view of the above, it is once again requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and arrange to convene the supplementary DPC or release the extended panel result (prepared in last DPC) by considering the vacancy position as 21. It is also requested to consider the requests of the officers for repatriation to their parent circle.  

                                                                                    Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

GS writes to Member (P) on Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/KTK/2016                        Dated :     21/7/2017


To,                                                                                          
Ms Achla Bhatnagar,
Member (P)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre. 

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-02/2015(1)-SPG dated 09-06-2016

Respected Madam,

          IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide above captioned memo has appointed 29 Inspector Line Officers on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre by holding the supplementary DPC.

          It is further bring to your kind notice that Shri N. G. Basanakatti (Sl. No. 12) of Karnataka circle was appointed through aforesaid memo in PS Gr. B cadre and allotted to Karnataka. The officer vide his application dated 05/7/2016 addressed to Secretary (Posts) has declined the promotion due his personal and family ground and therefore officer’s name was not reflected in the DPC list circulated by Directorate under memo No. 09-14/2016-SPG dated 9/12/2016, as his debarment period was current.  

          Furthermore, DG (Posts) vide Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 has accepted the request applications of 18 officers for declination of promotion to PS Gr. B cadre, but the name of the above named officer has not reflected in the memo ibid.

          It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter and resolve the grievances of the officer by promoting him through ensuing supplementary DPC.

Thanking you,  
                                                                                Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Paika Rebellion of Odisha

Pre-dating what has been popularly regarded as the fist war of independence in 1857, the Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 in Odisha briefly shook the foundations of British rule in the eastern part of India. Paikas were essentially the peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha who rendered military service to the king during times of war while taking up cultivation during times of peace. They unfurled the banner of rebellion against the British under the leadership of Baxi Jagandhu Bidyadhara as early as 1817 to throw off the British yoke. 

Rulers of Khurda were traditionally the custodians of Jagannath Temple and ruled as the deputy of lord Jagannath on earth. They symbolised the political and cultural freedom of the people of Odisha. The British, having established their sway over Bengal Province and Madras Province to the north and south of Odisha, occupied it in 1803.The Gajapati King of Odisha Mukunda Deva-ll was a minor then and initial resistance by Jai Rajguru, the custodian of Mukunda Deva-II, was put down brutally and Jai Rajguru was torn apart alive. A few years later, it was the Paikas under Baxi Jagabandhu, the hereditary chief of the militia army of the Gajapati King, who rose in rebellion, taking support of tribals and other sections of society. The rebellion started in March 1817 and spread quickly. Though Paikas played a larger role in the rebellion against the British, it was by no means a rebellion by a small group of people belonging to a particular class. The tribals of Ghumusar (part of present day Ganjam and Kandhmal Districts) and other sections of the population actively took part in it. In fact, the Paika Bidroha got the opportune moment to spread when 4OO tribals of Ghumsar entered Khurda protesting against the British rule. The Paikas attacked British symbols of power, setting ablaze police stations, administrative offices and the treasury during their march towards Khurda, from where the British fled. The Paikas were supported by the rajas of Kanika, Kujang, Nayagarh and Ghumusar and zamindars, village heads and ordinary peasants. The rebellion quickly spread to Purl, Pipli Cuttack and other parts of the province. The British were initially taken aback and then tried to regain lost ground but faced stiff resistance from the rebelling Paikas. Many a battle ensued with some victories to the rebels, but the British finally managed to defeat them within three months. 

Widespread suppression followed with many killed and imprisoned. Many more were tortured. Some rebels fought a guerilla war till 1819 but were captured and killed. Baxi Jagabandhu was finally arrested in 1825 and died in captivity in 1829. Though the Paika Bidroha enjoys a cult status in Odisha with children growing up with stories of the brave fight against the British, it has unfortunately received less attention at the national level than it should have got.While the reasons can be many for such scant attention to such a significant event of the history in India, it is heartening that the Government of India has decided to give the event its due recognition by commemorating its 200 anniversary in a befitting manner. 
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Sanjay Kumar/jk/Culture-01/20-07-2017

Source:-PIB

UPU News:-E-commerce in Africa: Strategic agreement signed

The Universal Postal Union and Tunisia signed an agreement on Tuesday for the development of e-commerce in the country under the Ecom@Africa project initiative.


UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein and La Poste Tunisienne Chief Executive Officer Moez Chakchouk, who represented Tunisian government, signed the cooperation agreement at an event witnessed by Tunisian Minister for Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mohamed Anouar Maârouf, UPU Council of Administration Chairman Kenan Bozgeyik and UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz.
The cooperation agreement formalizes commitment to implement the Ecom@Africa Tunisian platform. Experts from the UPU and Tunisia have for the past months been setting up suitable technical and operational structures that will enable the roll out of the project.
Both parties to the agreement recognized that the initiative as an important step to enable the Post contribute more to the national development of the country.
The initiative has been launched by UPU to assist African countries develop and facilitate online trade using the postal network. The signing of the agreement makes Tunisia the first country among the six selected to pioneer the project. Others are Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.
UPU has also received requests from Djibouti and Uganda to assist them in setting up e-commerce platforms for their Posts.
The objective of the Ecom@Africa project is to facilitate the development of e-commerce through the postal network in Africa, thus giving micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) better access to local international markets. This will be made possible by simplifying import and export procedures, with the support of designated operators of UPU member countries and other key players in the supply chain.

Making available publically scores and rankings of candidates in the recruitment examinations through portal - reg.

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Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allownaces - Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance-I, II and III

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Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allownaces - Proejct Allowance

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Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allownaces - Conveyance Allowance

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Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allownaces - Addlitional HRA for employees posted in North-East Region, Andaman &Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

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Guidelines on Air Travel on official tours- purchase of air ticket from authorised agent

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Island Special Duty Allowance - Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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Special Duty Allowance - Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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Promotion and postings in the grade of Deputy Manager, Mail Motor Service (Gazetted), General Central Service, Group 'B', Department of Posts

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CHQ News:-Release of extended panel result / holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancies of 2016-17

Directorate vide Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 has accepted the requests of the following officers declining their promotion to PS Gr. B cadre ordered under memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 9/12/2016 and memo No. 9-02/2015(I) dated 9/6/2016. Now, there are 18 clear vacancies are available for issue of promotion order in the cadre of PS Gr. B either through extended panel or by convening of supplementary DPC. CHQ has already requested Directorate to convene the supplementary DPC.

Sl. No.
Name of the officer
Present Circle
Allotted Circle
1
Shri Ramesh Holla
Karnataka
Karnataka
2
Shri Ramkrishna Somyaji
Karnataka
Karnataka
3
Shri V. N. Shivsankarana Prasad
Karnataka
Maharashtra
4
Shri S. K. Jain
Madhya Pradesh
PTC Darbhanga
5
Shri C R Nagaraja Rao
Karnataka
Maharashtra
6
Shri B R Manjunath
Karnataka
Maharashtra
7
Shri K Subbaraiya Pai
Karnataka
Maharashtra
8
Shri V K Jain
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
9
Shri G V Laxmi Narayana
Karnataka
Maharashtra
10
Shri M G Pinto
Karnataka
Maharashtra
11
Shri M V Patil
Karnataka
Maharashtra
12
Shri N Vasudevan
Karnataka
Delhi
13
Shri  M V Basapur
Karnataka
Delhi
14
Shri V N Chaudhary
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
15
Shri L B Kamble
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
16
Shri K K Tayade
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
17
Shri D V Sarjerao
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
18
Shri Y V Patel
Gujarat
Gujarat

On 14/7/2017, Directorate has called for following information from circles to promote the officers against the declination.

1.   Total sanction strength …….. Approved PS Gr. B officer as on 1/7/2017 (including officers working in JTS cadre on adhoc basis)

2.   Regular vacancy as on 1/7/2017 ………..

3.   Regular vacancy as on 1/8/2017 (anticipated)……..(Reason for anticipated vacancy ……………………………..)

4.   Regular vacancy as on 1/9/2017 (anticipated)……..(Reason for anticipated vacancy ……………………………..)

5.   Regular vacancy as on 1/10/2017 (anticipated)……..(Reason for anticipated vacancy ……………………………..)

Directorate has also called for the vigilance clearance from the concerned circle in respect of officer/s who is/are in the zoc.

All Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers are directed to meet the their circle administration and ensure submission of above information at the earliest to the Directorate and put the details on CHQ whatsApp group.

CHQ News:- Contempt Petition regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 ..... Updates

Our case come up for final hearing today before Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench. Department's counsel requested for 2 weeks time to file an affidavit stating that DOP has issued a speaking order on 17-7-2017 itself. Hon'ble CAT allowed the request of the counsel and granted 2 weeks time to department to file affidavit. 

Speaking order of Department of Posts in compliance to the directions in para-16 of the order of Hon'ble Tribunal in OA No.289/2013







Monday, July 17, 2017

No more chances to exchange demonetized notes: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it will not offer any more chances to deposit or exchange demonetized notes to those who missed the December 30 deadline.


The government asserted that granting any further grace period for depositing banned currency notes will defeat the purpose of demonetisation, which was done as an exercise in eliminating black money.



"The very object of demonetisation and elimination of black money will be defeated if a window is opened for a further period as the persons in possession of the specified bank notes (scrapped notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500) will have had sufficient time and opportunity to carefully plan the reasons and excuses for not depositing the SBNs within the permitted period -- before December 30, 2016," the Ministry of Finance said in an affidavit presented in the Supreme Court earleir in the day.




On July 4, the apex court had sought to prevail on the Centre to open a fresh window for exchanging scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes if people could establish that the money was theirs and they had a genuine reason for not changing it before December 30.

The government had previously ignored the SC's inquiries on earlier occasions and solicitor general Ranjit Kumar had cited data regarding misuse of exchange of old currency provisions to the court during the July 4 hearing.



But the bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar argued that genuine cases should not be punished by turning hard-earned money into trash and gave the Centre two weeks to come back with a proposal.


Source:-The Times of India

Extension of time limit for forwarding of 7th CPC-related anomalies by the Staff-Side, NC(JCM) and for their disposal by the National Anomaly Committee - regarding.

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The charge of Secretary, Postal Services Board will be held by Shri T.Q. Mohammad (IPoS-1994), DDG (PBI-II), Postal Directorate in addition to his own duties

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Payment on account of discontinued Allowances

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Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS

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Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees

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Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government Employees

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Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre - 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc

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1.Fixation of pay in case of employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a) 2.Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure 3.Extension of time limit for forwarding of 7th CPC Anomalies for consideration in the National Anomaly Committee 4.Revision of pay of the Chairpersons and Members of the Regulatory Authorities/Bodies consequent to the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Guidelines for Special Provisions to CGHS Beneficiaries aged 80 years and above (11July2017)

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Cycle (maintenance) Allowance-Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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Split Duty Allowance - Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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Hard Area Allowance - Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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Posting in IP Cadre in Berhampur Region

The following Postal Assistants came out successful in Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd October, 2016 vide Department of Posts (DE Section) Letter No.A-34013/05/2016-DE dated 21-06-2017 and allotted to Berhampur Region vide Circle Office Memo No.ST/20-9/2017 dated 30-06-2017 are posted as mentioned below vide RO, Berhampur Memo No.ST/11-20/2017 Ch-II dated 05-07-2017:-  

Sl. No.
Name
Division
Place of Posting
1
Lingaraj Pradhan
Berhampur
IP, Umerkote Sub-Divison under Koraput Division
2
Sukesh Sahu
Aska
IP, Boudh Sub-Division under Phulbani Division
3
Rajibendra Panda
Koraput
IP, Nuapada Sub Division under Kalahandi Division
4
Amaresh Pattnaik
Aska
IP, Kesinga Sub Division under Kalahandi Division
5
Bijay Nayak
Puri
IP, Parlakhemundi East Sub-Division, under Berhampur Division