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Saturday, November 19, 2016

WOS Currency Exchange Software V3.3 for Post Offices

Download From below links



Uninstall Previous Version first then install the new Version.

From Version 3.2 to Version 3.3

Fixed Enter Customer ID Error while selecting ID Type.
Fixed sorting problem while generating daily report.
Restricted Space Key while entering Customer ID Number.
Allowed only Alphabets in Customer Name Field.
Fixed some other bugs.

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Post Offices will be closed on Sunday (20.11.2016) in c/w exchange of WOS Notes

Post Offices will be closed on Sunday (20.11.2016) in c/w exchange of WOS Notes

Regarding Opening of Post Offices on Sunday (20.11.2016) for exchange of WOS Notes

I am directed to inform that the coming Sunday i.e. 20.11.2016 will not be a working day for the post offices. Instructions may be issued to all concerned.

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Seventh Pay Commission Allowances to Govt Employees: Official Answer by Finance Minister in Lok Sabha

ANSWERED ON:  18.11.2016
Allowances to Govt. Employees

Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has deferred the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations on various allowances, perks and perquisites and referred the matter to a Committee;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the terms of reference and aims and objectives of this move;

(c) whether the Committee has submitted its report to the Government and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons for the delay; and

(d) the timeframe drawn for the Committee to submit its report to the Government and the date from which the allowances including house rent, education and transport allowances are likely to be made effective?


A Statement is laid on the Table of the House

Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 57 for 18.11.2016 by Shri S. R. Vijayakumar and Shri Sudheer Gupta on Allowances to Government Employees

(a) & (b): In view of the number of representations received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government has set up a Committee to examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the recommendations of the Commission on various allowances and, having regard to the representations made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the Commission are warranted and, if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will continue to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure. The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016, is to submit its report within four months. 

(c) & (d): The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report. On submission of the Report, the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter. 




Source: Loksabha.nic.in

Death Claims to be Processed within 07 Days and Retirement Claims to be Settled on the Day of Retirement

Payment of Statutory Contributions Henceforth only through Internet Banking 

The Prime Minister of India during the PRAGATI review meeting held on 26th October desired that claims related to death cases be prioritized and expedited and retirement claims may be settled on the day of retirement. In accordance, the processes have been reviewed and instructions have been issued to field offices to settle death claims within a period of 07 days from the date of receipt of proposal and retirement claims on the day of retirement. The officials in the facilitation centre of field offices have been instructed to scrutinize the claims and guide the claimant regarding submission of required documents in appropriate shape. An official has been posted in the facilitation centers of EPFO this category of claims.

Employers are now increasingly using internet banking to deposit statutory EPF dues since EPFO made it mandatory to use internet banking as the mode of receipt of EPF dues. 96.03% contributions in October 2016 were received online.

In an important judgment delivered by the High Court of Madras in the matter of writ petition filed by Builders Association of India, Madurai, the High Court dismissed the petition praying non enforcement of EPF & MP Act, 1952 every employee employed in or in connection with the work or that factory or establishment, other than an excluded employee, who has not become a member already shall also be entitled and required to become a member of the Fund from the date of joining the factory or establishment.

To expand the reach of convenience offered to EPF members, EPFO has joined the network of Common Services Centers (CSC). A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between EPFO and CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (CSC SPV) on 25th October 2016. The MoU is initially for a period of five years. Every year on 14st November, pensioners were required to submit their life certificates. From this year onward, pensioners can submit digital life certificates via Jeevan Pramaan Patra programme through a large number of points of Presence (PoP) of CSC network in addition to those available at EPFO offices. The pensioners living in remote areas can avoid cost and inconvenience of travelling down to the EPF offices or their banks for filing paper based life certificate through this arrangement.

Source : PIB

Don't Accept Demonetised 500/1000 Notes For Payment of PLI Premium

Relaxation of Rs.25000/- limit for deposits in Branch Post Offices (upto 30th December, 2016)

From: Director (CBS)
Sent: 18 November 2016 17:57
To: All CPMG; CPMG Telangana Circle
Cc: All PMG; DDG (Financial Services); All Postal Divisions; Director (Vigilance)
Subject: Relaxation of Rs.25000/- limit for deposits in Branch Post Offices.

 Respected Sir/Madam,
In view of current order /instructions by the Government regarding supply of  adequate cash for funding to rural areas in Branch Post Offices,  and also  an  email was sent by this on 14th Nov, 2016 & 15th  Nov, 2016,  that  withdrawals and deposits in Branch Post Office should be encouraged, so that public in rural areas get access to new currency notes..

With a view to facilitate this effort of the Government, the  SB order No.5 dated 21.06.2016,  Point No. 18 i.e., “ No BPM should accept cash deposit transaction for more than Rs. 25000/- in any account in a day. Instructions in this regard should issued by Circle/Regions and Divisions” is here by relaxed till ​30th December, 2016. It is re iterated  that Cap for 25,000 /- has been lifted (upto 30th December, 2016).

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan