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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Notice for Meeting with Representatives of recognized non affiliated Service Associations/Unions and recognized Associations/unions to discuss the issues relating to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)


No. 06/04/2015-SR                                                    Dated  2nd   December, 2015.


Subject:  Notice for Meeting with Representatives of  recognized non affiliated Service Associations/Unions and recognized Associations/unions to discuss the issues relating to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
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A meeting with the  representatives of non affiliated recognized Service Association/Unions and recognized Associations/unions will be held on 08-12-2015 at 3.00 P.M. under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts) in G.P. Roy Committee Room, 2nd Floor,  Dak Bhavan,  New Delhi to discuss the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to various cadres/posts of the Department. The Staff Side may examine the recommendations relating to the different cadres and furnish their comments.

          Please make it convenient to attend the meeting. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -sd-
( Arun Malik )
Director (SR & Legal)
Official Side:
All Members of Postal Service Board
JS & FA /CE(Civil)/DDG(PAF)/DDG(Estt.)/DDG(P)/DDG (SR & Legal)

Staff Side:
All General Secretaries of non Affiliated
Recognized Service Associations/Unions and
General Secretaries of recognized Associations/
Unions not represented in the DC(JCM).

Copy for information to:  
         
          Sr. PPS to Secretary(Posts)  

Daily Allowance on tour -7th CPC

Daily allowance is meant to cover living expenses when employees travel out of their headquarters for work. Presently it is in the form of reimbursement of staying accommodation expenses, travelling charges (for travel within the city) and food bills, payable at the following rates:

For journeys on foot, undertaken in organizations like FSI, Survey of India, GSI, etc. for data collection purposes, an additional allowance of Rs.7.5 per km travelled on foot shall be payable. The existing dispensation is different for Railway employees who are paid a flat sum because they are currently not entitled to stay in any accommodation other than Railway rest houses. The lump-sum rates for Railway personnel are as follows:
Representations received regarding this allowance primarily deal with the reimbursement procedure, as it is claimed that getting hotel bills (in small towns) and food bills is not always practical. 
Analysis and Recommendations by 7th CPC
The Commission considered the present model of this allowance, followed both in Railways and in other ministries. It is proposed to adopt the best from both of them so that the administration of the allowance can be simplified. Accordingly the following is recommended: 
a) Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges
For levels 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling, etc. The ceiling for reimbursement will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. Additionally, it is also provided that for stay in Class ‘X’ cities, the ceiling for all employees up to Level 8 would be ₹1,000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers.
b) Reimbursement of travelling charges
Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for levels 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) should be paid without production of vouchers against selfcertified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, vehicle number, etc. The ceiling for levels 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. The rate of allowance for foot journeys shall be enhanced from the current rate of ₹7.5 per km to ₹12 per km travelled on foot. This rate also shall further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.
 c) There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table 1 below and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per Table 2 below. Since the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required. This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement of rates)
  i. Lump sum amount payable

Urgent - send comments atonce.

Dear friends, 

Good morning to all. Yesterday ADG-PCC cell of our Dept contacted me over Phone and informed that they have sent me one mail. I received the mail from the PCC cell of our Dept and today also I received a hard copy of the same which are attached herewith for furnishing your views on the subject so as to enable to strengthen my hands to proceed further. I propose to visit Delhi on the first week of December (Probably on 7.12.15 (the last date for submitting our views to the Dept), 8.12.15 (the date on which the NJCA meeting is being held at NC/JCM Staff side to finalise the charter of demands and further course of action)  and 9.12.15

Dear Comrades, as you are all aware the Pay Commission has grossly neglected our cadre and in the entire pay commission there is no word about Subordinate services which shows how the cadre is being diluted. It is high time to realise the fact that as a lone association, we may not bring justice to our cadre and we have to rethink that affiliation with recognised union is one of the best options and the time is running out, as the JCM members are meeting the Government authorities for deliberations.  Unless we become a part of the deliberations and join hand in hand with the unions, I think we cannot succeed in our demand. 

Hence, all our CWC members are requested to render their support in joining hands with recognised unions to fight for our cause.

IF WE DON'T ACT TODAY, THEN NEVER FOR EVER AS THE 7TH CPC HAS BETRAYED OUR CADRE. 

Hoping to get your positive response. 

With fraternal greetings,  GS, AIPSA


Indian Army Recruitment for 85 Jr. Commissioned Officer (JCO) (RT) Posts


Indian Army has published an advertisement for male candidates for recruitment of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officer for RRT 80, 81 & 82 courses.

Posts : Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO)
Category:
Pandit: 74 Posts
Granthi: 04 Posts
Padre: 02 Posts
Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments: 01 Post
Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts: 01 Post
Bodh Monk (Mahayana): 03 Posts

Total No. of Posts : 85 Posts

Educational Qualification : Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition to this they must also possess following qualification according to the religious denomination of the individual:

  • Pandit: Hindu candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned. OR Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi as one of the elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi.
  • Granthi: Sikh Candidates with Vidwan in Punjabi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned OR Those who have passed BA with Punjabi as one of the elective (main) subjects but have not done Vidwan in Punjabi.
  • Padre: Christian candidates who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and are still on the approved list of the local Bishop. 
  • Budhist: Budhist (Mahayana) candidates who have been ordained Monk/Budhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority. The term Appropriate Authority will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (Ph D) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.
  • Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiment: Hindu (Gorkha) candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit. OR Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the Nepali Language. OR Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi as one of the elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi. 
  • Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts: Muslim Shia ladakh personnel candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic, Adib Alim in Urdu or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned. OR Those who have passed BA with Arabic/Urdu as one of the elective (Main) subject but who have not done Maulvi Alim in Arabic/ Adib Alim in Urdu.

Age Limit : 27 to 34 years as on 01-01-2016
Pay Scale: Rs 9300 – 34800 /-
Medical Standard:

  • A candidate should have robust physique and mental health, chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cm expansion, should have normal hearing with each ear, should have sufficient number of natural teeth, i.e. 14 dental points with healthy gums. Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles.
  • Candidates may contact nearest recruiting office / zones given in Para 10 of the advertisement for existing rules on acceptable medical standards. 
Physical Measurement:
  • Height - 160 (157 for Pandit (Gorkha)&Maulvi (Shia))
  • Chest -  77
  • Weight -  50 (48 for Pandit (Gorkha)
  • Physical Fitness: Test Candidate should be able to run 1600 meter in 08 minutes

Screening: Candidates found eligible will be issued with Admit Card for initial screening which will include checking of original certificate followed by medical examination at respective Headquarters Recruiting Zone/Regimental Centres concerned.

Selection/ Recruitment Procedure:

  • JCO Religious Teacher (RT) or Dharmik Shikshak selection/ recruitment process will consist of Screening, Checking of original certificates, Medical examination, Written Examination and Interview.
  • JCO RT Written exam will be conducted on 28th February 2016 which will comprise of two papers as per the following exam pattern:
  • Paper- I (Max Marks - 100) - Common to all Religious categories Paper 1st will comprise of objective type questions on General Awareness and will be only a qualifying exam. Minimum 40% marks are required to secure to qualify in Paper 1st.
  • Paper- II (Max Marks - 100) - Paper 2nd will comprise of objective type questions to check the knowledge specific to belonging religious category. Minimum 40 marks are required to obtain in this paper to come in the merit list to be eligible for interview. Thereafter eligible candidates will be interviewed by a board of officers at the nominated Regimental Centre.

How to Apply: Eligible male candidates can apply online through the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in for S.No-1 to 3 category only and remaining S.No-4 to 6 categories are send their written application form in prescribed format along with all relevant certificates & passport size photograph, in an envelope should be superscribed as “Application for JCO (RT) Course No 80, 81 & 82″ at Headquarters Recruiting Zones & concerned Regimental Centres.

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Apply Online : Click Here (Pandit/ Granthi/ Padre Category)

Important Dates : 
Starting date of Online Application : 01-12-2015
Last date for online registration: 31-12-2015
Last Date for Receipt of Application: 31-12-2015
Date of Written Examination 28-02-2016
Date of Interview: 30-03-2016
Date of Finally Selected Candidates List: 04-05-2016

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