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Friday, January 29, 2016

Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed - Regarding.

Promotion of Government Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed - Regarding.

Lok Sabha Question & Answer

Postal Department Has Been Continuously Earning Higher Revenue Every Year: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2965
ANSWERED ON: 16.12.2015
Revenue and Market Share of India Post 
DEVENDRA (ALIAS) BHOLE SINGH SINGH
JAYADEV GALLA
KUNWAR SARVESH KUMAR
ASADUDDIN OWAISI

Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the revenue and market share of India post has been declining; 
(b) if so, the details of revenue generated separately from different segments such as parcel and speed and post expenditure incurred along with market share of India post during the last three years and the current year;
(c) whether Government proposes to introduce some scheme on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether India post is paying special focus on parcel segment and plan to establish 48 new set of parcel centres and if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the other measures taken by the Government to improve the postal delivery system of India post and increasing its revenue?
ANSWER 
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)
(a) No Madam, the Postal Department has been continuously earning higher revenue every year and its share of revenue has been increasing year after year. 
(b) Not applicable in view of reply at (a) above.
(c) No Madam.
(d) & (e) Yes Madam, 48 dedicated Parcel Centres have been established in 2014-15 and another 9 have been established this year. Department is laying special emphasis on the Parcel segment through upgradation of Parcel infrastructure, improving the delivery system and revamping parcel transmission modes and routes. Some measures taken to improve quality of parcel service are as follows:-
i. The Parcel transmission & delivery network is being continuously reviewed and monitored for checking and improving efficiencies and better service quality.
ii. The Department of Posts offers end-to-end track & trace for Speed Post, Registered and other parcels through its website (www.indiapost.gov.in). This track and trace facility is available to retail as well as bulk customers for tracking the consignments on a real time basis.
iii. Department is developing its Road Transport Network for fast and secure transmission of parcels on identified routes. 11 major routes have been started this year.
iv. Department has introduced Mechanized Nodal Delivery of parcels from identified delivery centres in certain cities.
v. GPS devices have been installed in mail vans and other security measures improved.
vi. As a result of the efforts towards improving the quality of its services, the revenues of the Department have been consistently growing in the last several years.
Trend of Revenue Growth (Rs. In crore)
Trend of Revenue Growth (Rs. in crore)
Item FY 2012-13 FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15
Total Revenue 9366,60
10730.42
11635.98
(vii) Parcel revenue registered 37% growth in 2014-15. 117% growth in parcel revenue till 31st October 2015 in the current financial year.(viii) Rs. 970 Crore Cash On Delivery collection done by Department of Posts till November 2015.(ix) Speed Post revenue growth in the current financial year is more than 16%. CAG report laid in Parliament on 8th May 2015 highlighted that Speed Post is far better than private couriers, in terms of reach, assured delivery and delivery time.

PLI/INSURING LIVES, ENSURING FUTURE

PLI/INSURING LIVES, ENSURING FUTURE

Maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month through IRCTC

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
28-January-2016 16:34 IST
Railway Ministry introduces new checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website with a view to further prevent possible misuse
Under the new provisions a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website
This new provision will come into effect w.e.f. 15th February, 2016
The move aims to deter touts and to facilitate genuine users
In order to facilitate genuine users and prevent touting activities, various checks have already been put in place for the booking of e-ticket/i-ticket on IRCTC website including the following existing provision: –
1. Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for ARP booking) from 08:00 hours to 10.00 hours.
2. Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for Tatkal booking) from 10:00 hours to 12:00 hours.
3. Quick Book Option is disabled from 08:00 to 12:00 hours
4. All types of ticketing agents (YTSK, RTSA, IRCTC agents etc.) have been debarred from booking tickets during the first thirty minutes of opening of booking i.e. from 08:00 to 08:30 hours for general bookings, and from 10:00 to 10:30 hours and 11:00 to 11:30 hours for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.
5. Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 08:00 to 12:00 hours.
6. There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 08:00 to 12:00 hours.
To further prevent any possible misuse, Ministry of Railways has now decided that effective from 15th February, 2016, a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website. This will replace the existing system under which a maximum of 10 tickets can be booked online through IRCTC website in a month by an individual. However, the existing condition will continue wherein these booking will be subject to a limit of booking 2 opening Tatkal tickets in 10:00- 12:00 hours period in a day and 2 opening Advance Reservation Period (ARP) tickets in 08:00-10:00 hours period in a day.
This has been done keeping in view the analysis of usage of quota of 10 tickets which indicated that 90% of users are booking upto 6 tickets in a given month and only 10% are making more than 6 tickets. It is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities. Therefore to deter such touts and to facilitate genuine users, it has been decided that a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month.

Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS

No.6/3/2015-CS-II(C)
Govermnent of India
Ministly of Personnel, public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 28th January, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS-reg.
The undersigned is directed to that this Department had conveyed 102 tentative vacancies ror Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2015 to be conducted by SSC. Now the SSC have sought the confirmed number of vacancies of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS for Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2015.
2. All the Ministries/ Departments participating in the CSSS Cadre are, therefore, requested to furnish the confirrncd vacancy position in the grade of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS in the enclosed format. The vacancy position may be intimated by fax or e-mail at by positively failing which the vacancies reported earlier will be taken into account and nomination would be made accordingly. All the Ministries / Departments are, therefore, requested to furnish the information by deadline positively as the matter is TIME BOUND. Even in of no change in the position intimated earlier to this Department or “NIL’ vacancy, the matter should be reported immediately.

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(Karneshwar Mishrs)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Government announces first batch of 20 Smart cities

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development

28-January-2016 17:58 IST

Government announces first batch of 20 smart cities from 11 States and Delhi 

Bhubaneswar tops the list; Bhopal at 20
 

23 States/UTs left out to participate in fast track competition
 

Selection through competition totally objective and transparent, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
 

20 cities propose an investment of Rs.50,802 cr over five years ; All cities to resort to PPP
 

26,735 acres area in 20 cities identified for making them smart
 
            The Government today announced the 20 winners of the Smart City Challenge competition for financing during this financial year. Announcing the cities here today, Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu said that the winners were from 11 States and the Union Territory of Delhi and the selection was totally objective and transparent based on standardized processes.
            Shri Naidu further said that Smart City Mission marks a paradigm shift towards urban development in the country since it is based on ‘bottom up’ approach with the involvement of citizens in formulation of city vision and smart city plans and the Urban Local Bodies and State Governments piloting the mission with little say for the Ministry of Urban Development. He also observed that it was for the first time in the country and even in the world that investments in urban sector are being made based on competition based selection of cities.
            Informing that 1.52 crore citizens participated in shaping smart city plans of 97 cities and towns in the first round of competition, Shri Naidu said that this enthusiastic participation of people is a major positive outcome.
            3 cities from Madhya Pradesh, two each from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan and one each from the remaining five made it to the winning list.
            The Minister informed that 23 States and UTs who could not make to the list of winners will be given an opportunity to participate in a ‘fast track competition’. Each top ranking city form these left out states can upgrade their smart city proposals and submit them by April 15, this year for inclusion in the mission.
            Shri Naidu informed that the 20 winning cities and towns have proposed a total investment of Rs.50,802 cr over five years with all the cities proposing Public-Private-Partnership as a major vehicle of resource mobilization. 10 of the 20 cities have proposed to mobilise Rs.8,521 cr under PPP model while others have also indicated this option. A total area of 26,735 acres has been identified by these cities for making them smart through necessary interventions.
            Elaborating on the advantages of Smart City Mission, Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that this leads to integrated urban planning by addressing the issue of infrastructure, land use planning, transport, urban design and architecture in a holistic manner unlike in the past. Stating that building a smart city is not a destination but a series of small steps in that direction, Shri Naidu said that the country has taken one such step today.
            The Minister said that urban local bodies are taking a quantum jump to improve their capabilities and have resorted to SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of each city for coming out with city vision.
            The 20 smart cities announced by Shri Venkaiah Naidu were :
           
Rank
City
State
1
Bhubaneswar
Odisha
2
Pune
Maharashtra
3
Jaipur
Rajasthan
4.
Surat
Gujarat
5
Kochi
Kerala
6
Ahmedabad
Gujarat
7
Jabalpur
Madhya Pradesh
8
Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh
9
|Solapur
Maharashtra
10
Davanagere
Karnataka
11
Indore
MP
12
New Delhi Municipal Council
Delhi
13
Combattore
Tamil Nadu
14
Kakinada
Andhra Pradesh
15
Belagavi
Karnataka
16
Udaipur
Rajasthan
17
Guwahati
Assam
18
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
19
Ludhiana
Punjab
20
Bhopal
MP
            Of these 20 cities accounting for a total population of 3.54 crore, 5 have  population below 5 lakhs each, 4 in the range of 5-10 lakhs, 6 in between 10-25 lakhs, 4 between 25 and 50 lakhs and only Ahmedabad has above 50 lakhs.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Immovable Property Return the year 2015 (as on 31.12.2015)

No. 26/2/2015-CS.I (PR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Navak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated 27th January. 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Immovable Property Return the year 2015 (as on 31.12.2015)
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departrnent’s Office Memorandums of even number dated 21.12.2015 and 18.01.2016 on the subject cited above (available at persmin.nic.in -> DOPT -> Central Secretairat -> CSS -> Property Return).
2. A large number of CSS Officers have not yet submitted the Immovable  Properly Retun for the year 2015 on 31.12.2015). As already informed,  IPR should be submitted by all CSS officers through the Web Based Cadre Management System which is hosted at cscms.nic.in. However, as large number of officers are accessing the system, it has become slow making it diflicult to submit the return online. As the system is web based, officers may try filing IPR beyond office hours when the system is less congested. If it is still not possible to file the return online for any reason, they should file the return in paper format to their offices by the stipulated date i.e. 31.01.2016. They may subsequently file the same through cscms.nic.in.
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(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Notifying of Recruitment Rules within ten weeks time period after the same are approved by the UPSC

No. AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi
Dated: the 27th January, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Notifying of Recruitment Rules within ten weeks time period after the same are approved by the Union Public Service Commission – regarding.
Attention is invited to Para No. 5.2 of this Department’s O.M. No.AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31 stDecember, 2010 on framing/amendment/relaxation of Recruitment Rules wherein it has been stipulated that the Recruitment Rules or amendment(s) thereto as finally approved by the Union Public Service Commission are required to be notified within a period of 10 weeks from the date of receipt of their advice letter. This time limit should be strictly adhered to.
2. The Commission has, however, brought to the notice of this Department that even after the lapse of 10 weeks time, the Recruitment Rules pertaining to a number of posts which were advised upon by the Commission are yet to be notified.
3. Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to initiate action for notifying the Recruitment Rules as soon as the same are approved by the Commission so that the prescribed time limit of 10 weeks is adhered to.
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(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (E-1)
Authority : www.persmin.gov.in