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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Report to Directorate

Dear Friends, 

It is learnt that some Circles have not sent the report called for by the Directorate on the subject. I request all the Circle Secretaries/Sr. PS/PS  to Chief PMsG to be in touch with the Staff Section of Circle Office to expedite the despatch of the reports positively by today without fail. Kindly act swiftly and report compliance. All the CWC members are also requested to contact the neighbouring Circles to ensure that the report called for by Dte is sent from their Circles. We will not be liable to make our cadre restructuring issues to get delayed, please.  

According to the latest information received from the NJCM, the Empowered committee may recommend a slight increase in the Minimum wage . No indication is there about revision of Fitment Formula and Pay Matrix .Further there is no information about restoration of the percentage of the HRA .

Let us wait for further action of NJCM. 

With fraternal greetings,

E. Murugadas,
G.S., A.I.P.S.A.

Soon, Postman will also deliver Ganga Jal

E-commerce platform to be tapped to bring pure water from Rishikesh, Haridwar.

Doesn’t matter if you live hundreds of miles away from the Ganga: the postal department might soon deliver water from the river — considered holy by the Hindus — to your doorstep, thanks to the initiative of the Centre.

“I used to get several requests on whether the vast network of the posts can be used to get Ganga Jal. I have directed the Department of Posts to utilise e-commerce platform so that pure Ganga Jal from Haridwar and Rishikesh can be provided to the people. They have assured me that they will take proactive step to address the cultural needs of the people of India,” Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told a news conference on Monday.E-governance app

During the conference, called to highlight the achievements of his Ministry during the past two years, Mr. Prasad also said the government was working on a single mobile application through which citizens would be able to access over 1,000 e-governance services provided by the Centre, State governments as well as local authorities. The new application UMANG — short for Unified Mobile App for New-age Governa-nce — will be available in 12 Indian languages, besides English.

“This application will be a game changer... a common mobile application for all government services,” the Minister said. Smartphones for postmen

He also said that by March 2017, all postmen in urban centres will be given smartphones, while those in around 1.3 lakh rural post offices will be given handheld devices.

“About 4,000 handheld devices have already been given. It will help in financial inclusion,” the Minister said.

Prime Minister approves retirement age of doctors of Central Health Services to 65 years

The Prime Minister today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for enhancing the age of superannuation of all doctors of the Central Health Service to 65 years with effect from 31st May 2016.
This will enable the Government to retain experienced doctors for a longer period, and to provide better services in its public health facilities, particularly to the poorest, who are entirely dependent on public facilities.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda stated that this step will empower the Government to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country. It will help in providing additional doctors in the health pool of the country, he added. This will strengthen the efforts of the Ministry in conceptualising and rolling out various people-oriented schemes which l need the services of doctors in implementing them, Shri Nadda stated. 
Source: PIB