Welcome to the official blog of AIPSA. This blog is meant for use by members of All India Postal Stenographers' Association for news and views. Send comments/suggestions/views to e-mail: parambilmohan@gmail.com

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Re-designation of the post of PMG (Mails & BD) as PMG, HQ Region in Selected Circles and redeployment.

Re-designation of the post of PMG (Mails & BD), Mumbai Maharashtra Circle as PMG, Navi Mumbai Region, Maharashtra Circle

   CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW

SB ORDER 14/2016: WITHDRAWAL OF LEGAL TENDER CHARACTER OF EXISTING RS.500/- AND RS.1000/- BANKNOTES - SB ORDERS REGARDING CASH REQUIREMENT OF POST OFFICES

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW SB ORDER 14/2016  Download

STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION ON THEME "NATURE: INDIA" TO BE RELEASED ON THE OCCASION OF REPUBLIC DAY 2017


Change of date of Holiday on account of MILAD-UN-NABI or ID-E-MILAD (Birth day of Prophet Mohammad) during 2016 for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Odisha State.(i.e. 12-12-2016 instead of 13-12-2016)

Department of Posts :  India
O/O the Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001
To
            The P.M.G., Berhampur(Gm)/Sambalpur Region,    
            The Director of Accounts (Postal), Cuttack-753 004,
            PS to Chief PMG,DPS(H.Qrs)
            All Group Officers in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar,
            All SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRM in Odisha Circle,
            The Executive Engineer, Postal Civil Division, Cuttack
            The A.E.(ELE), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar,
            The Supdt. PSD,Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur
            The Supdt, CSD, Bhubaneswar,
            The Manager, Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar,
            The CMO I/C, P & T Dispensary, Cuttack/Berhampur,
            The Sr. Postmasters, Bhubaneswar GPO/Cuttack GPO/Berhampur GPO   
            All Section Supervisors, in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar,
            Office Supdt./Care taker in CO,
            All Secretaries of Service Unions in Odisha Circle,
           
No. Tech/3-2/2010                                                       dated at Bhubaneswar the 08-12-2016.


Sub      Change of date of Holiday on account of MILAD-UN-NABI or ID-E-MILAD (Birth day of Prophet Mohammad) during 2016 for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Odisha State.(i.e. 12-12-2016 instead of 13-12-2016).


            In pursuance of Commissioner of  Income Tax (Public Relations/Welfare), O/o of the Pr. Chief  Commissioner of Income Tax, Odisha, Bhubaneswar O.M. No.Pr.CCIT/Admn.(GI)/CGEWCC/2016-17-22165-289 dtd. 07-12-2016 and in partial modification of this office memo of even no. dtd. 23-11-2015, I am directed to convey the approval of the competent authority to observe 12-12-2016 as closed holiday in stead of 13-12-2016  on account of MILAD-UN-NABI or ID-E-MILAD (Birth day of Prophet Mohammad for all Offices in Odisha Circle.

                       
This may kindly be brought to the notice of all concerned.


Asst. Director(Tech)
For Chief Postmaster General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751 001 ​

List of Holidays for the year 2017 - AP Circle


Click here to view the list of Closed Holidays and Restricted Holidays applicable to operative and administrative offices of AP circle for the year 2017.

Special Discount for Petrol, Train Seasonal Ticket, Insurance Premium and Toll Fees on Digital Payment



Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
08-December-2016 18:20 IST

Package for Promotion of Digital and Cashless Economy 

In the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes, there has been a surge in the digital transactions through use of credit/debit cards and mobile phone applications/e-wallets etc. To further accelerate this process, the Central Government has decided on a package of incentives and measures for promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country. 
These incentives/measures are following: 

1. The Central Government Petroleum PSUs shall give incentive by offering a discount at the rate of 0.75% of the sale price to consumers on purchase of petrol/diesel if payment is made through digital means.

Nearly 4.5 crore customers buy petrol or diesel at such petrol pumps per day who can take benefit of this incentive scheme.  It is estimated that petrol/diesel worth Rs.1800 crore is sold per day to the customers out of which nearly 20% was being paid through digital means.  In the month of November 2016 it has increased to 40% and the cash transaction of Rs.360 crore per day have got shifted to cashless transaction methods.  The incentive scheme has the potential of shifting at least 30% more customer to digital means which will further reduce the cash requirement of nearly Rs. 2 lakh crore per year at the petrol pumps.

2. To expand digital payment infrastructure in rural areas, the Central Government through NABARD will extend financial support to eligible banks for deployment of 2 POS devices each in 1 Lakh villages with population of less than 10,000.  These POS machines are intended to be deployed at primary cooperative societies/milk societies/agricultural input dealers to facilitate agri-related transactions through digital means.

This will benefit farmers of one lakh village covering a total population of nearly 75 crore who will have facility to transact cashlessly in their villages for their agri needs. 

3. The Central Government through NABARD will also support Rural Regional Banks and Cooperative Banks to issue “Rupay Kisan Cards” to 4.32 crore Kisan Credit Card holders to enable them to make digital transactions at POS machines/Micro ATMs/ATMs.

4. Railway through its sub urban railway network shall provide incentive by way of discount upto 0.5% to customers for monthly or seasonal tickets from January 1, 2017, if payment is made through digital means.

Nearly 80 lakh passengers use seasonal or monthly ticket on suburban railways, largely in cash, spending worth nearly Rs.2,000 crore per year.  As more and more passengers will shift to digital means the cash requirement may get reduced by Rs.1,000 crore per year in near future.

5. All railway passengers buying online ticket shall be given free accidental insurance cover of upto Rs. 10 lakh.

Nearly 14 lakh railway passengers are buying tickets everyday out of which 58% tickets are bought online through digital means.  It is expected that another 20% passengers may shift to digital payment methods of buying railway tickets.  Hence nearly 11 lakh passengers per day will be covered under the accidental insurance scheme.

6. For paid services e.g. catering, accommodation, retiring rooms etc. being offered by railways through its affiliated entities/corporations to the passengers, it will provide a discount of 5% for payment of these services through digital means.

All the passengers travelling on railways availing these services may avail the benefit.

7.  Public sector insurance companies will provide incentive, by way of discount or credit, upto 10% of the premium in general insurance policies and 8% in new life policies of Life Insurance Corporation sold through the customer portals, in case payment is made through digital means.

8. The Central Government Departments and Central Public Sector Undertakings will ensure that transactions fee/MDR charges associated with payment through digital means shall not be passed on to the consumers and all such expenses shall be borne by them.  State Governments are being advised that the State Governments and its organizations should also consider to absorb the transaction fee/MDR charges related to digital payment to them and consumer should not be asked to bear it.

9.  Public sector banks are advised that merchant should not be required to pay more than Rs. 100 per month as monthly rental for PoS terminals/Micro ATMs/mobile POS from the merchants to bring small merchant on board the digital payment eco system.

Nearly 6.5 lakh machines by Public Sector Banks have been issued to merchants who will be benefitted by the lower rentals and promote digital transactions.  With lower rentals, more merchants will install such machines and promote digital transactions. 

10. No service tax will be charged on digital transaction charges/MDR for transactions upto Rs.2000 per transaction.

11. For the payment of toll at Toll Plazas on National Highways using RFID card/Fast Tags, a discount of 10% will be available to users in the year 2016-17.

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- filling of Returns by public servants, last date





Source : http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2183

15 New castes included in central OBC list - PTI



NEW DELHI/ PTI :On the NCBC recommendation, a total of 2,479 entries for inclusion, including its synonyms, sub-castes, etc. in the central list of OBCs have been notified in 25 states and six Union Territories.

Fifteen new castes have been included in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) with the government issuing notification in this regard. The National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC) had recommended a total of 28 changes in respect of eight states — Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

Out of these 28, 15 castes, including Gadheri/itafarosh in Bihar, Jhora in Jharkhand and Labana in Jammu and Kashmir, were new entries, nine were synonyms or sub-castes of the castes which were already in the list and four were corrections.

“The central government has considered and accepted the aforesaid recommendations of the NCBC and recommendation of Government of Jammu and Kashmir and have decided to notify inclusion/amendment in the Central List of Other Backward Classes of the aforesaid States,” according to the notification signed by Joint Secretary B L Meena.

Last month, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had approved the proposal of NCBC. These changes in the central list will enable the persons belonging to these castes/communities to avail the benefits of reservation in government services and posts as well as in central educational institutions as per the existing policy.

They will also become eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes, scholarships, etc., being administered by the central government, which are at present available to persons belonging to Other Backward Classes, it added.

On the NCBC recommendation, a total of 2,479 entries for inclusion, including its synonyms, sub-castes, etc. in the central list of OBCs have been notified in 25 states and six Union Territories. The last such notification was issued in September, 2016.

NCBC examines requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists. Its advice is binding upon the central government.

The government is also considering relaxing the creamy layer norms

Source : The Indian Express

No Service Tax charged while making payments through credit card and debit card


Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
08-December-2016 19:55 IST

Government waives service tax charged while making payments through credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card; waiver limited to payments up to Rs. 2,000 in a single transaction 

When a customer uses a credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card for payment of his purchase of goods or services, the merchant/service establishment is charged certain merchant discount rate (MDR) by credit card or debit card issuing banks. With a view to promote digital transactions and encourage merchant establishments to accept such card payments, Government has waived service tax on such amount charged while making payments though credit card, debit card, charge card or any other payment card. However, this waiver is limited to payments upto two thousand rupees only (Rs.2000) in a single transaction.

Change of Holiday on account of Id - E - Milad or Milad-Un-Nabi in West Bengal State to be observed on 12-12-16(Monday) instead of 13-12-16(Tuesday)





Change of date of Holiday on account of MILAD-UN-NABI or ID-E-MILAD (Birth day of Prophet Mohammad) during 2016 for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Odisha State.(i.e. 12-12-2016 instead of 13-12-2016)


Department of Posts :  India
O/O the Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001
To
            The P.M.G., Berhampur(Gm)/Sambalpur Region,    
            The Director of Accounts (Postal), Cuttack-753 004,
            PS to Chief PMG,DPS(H.Qrs)
            All Group Officers in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar,
            All SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRM in Odisha Circle,
            The Executive Engineer, Postal Civil Division, Cuttack
            The A.E.(ELE), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar,
            The Supdt. PSD,Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur
            The Supdt, CSD, Bhubaneswar,
            The Manager, Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar,
            The CMO I/C, P & T Dispensary, Cuttack/Berhampur,
            The Sr. Postmasters, Bhubaneswar GPO/Cuttack GPO/Berhampur GPO   
            All Section Supervisors, in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar,
            Office Supdt./Care taker in CO,
            All Secretaries of Service Unions in Odisha Circle,
           
No. Tech/3-2/2010                                                       dated at Bhubaneswar the 08-12-2016.


Sub      Change of date of Holiday on account of MILAD-UN-NABI or ID-E-MILAD (Birth day of Prophet Mohammad) during 2016 for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Odisha State.(i.e. 12-12-2016 instead of 13-12-2016).


            In pursuance of Commissioner of  Income Tax (Public Relations/Welfare), O/o of the Pr. Chief  Commissioner of Income Tax, Odisha, Bhubaneswar O.M. No.Pr.CCIT/Admn.(GI)/CGEWCC/2016-17-22165-289 dtd. 07-12-2016 and in partial modification of this office memo of even no. dtd. 23-11-2015, I am directed to convey the approval of the competent authority to observe 12-12-2016 as closed holiday in stead of 13-12-2016  on account of MILAD-UN-NABI or ID-E-MILAD (Birth day of Prophet Mohammad for all Offices in Odisha Circle.

                       
This may kindly be brought to the notice of all concerned.


Asst. Director(Tech)
For Chief Postmaster General,

Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751 001 ​

Transfers/postings of officers of Postal Service Group 'B' cadre

Transfers/postings of officers of Postal Service Group 'B' cadre

To view, please CLICK HERE.

Promotion and Postings in Postal Service Group 'B' cadre

Promotion and Postings in Postal Service Group 'B' cadre



To view, please CLICK HERE

Change of Holiday on account of Id - E - Milad or Milad-Un-Nabi in Tamilnadu Postal Circle from 12.12.2016 (Monday) to 13.12.2016 (Tuesday)


Sir/Madam,

         Kindly find the enclosed letter for favour of kind information and necessary action. I am directed to inform that the closed holiday for Milad-Un-Nabi is changed from 12.12.2016 to 13.12.2016

With Regards,

AD (Admin)
Office of CPMG,
TN Circle,
Chennai - 600 002. 


\