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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

MINISTER LAUNCHES MOBILE APP TO TRACK POSTAL DELIVERY

If any postman now asks you to sign on mobile phone while delivering any article instead of noting down the details on register book, do not be surprised. In another major attempt to digitalize the services of the Postal Department making it more reliable, Union Minister of Communication (Independent charge), Manoj Sinha launched Postman Mobile Application service to track the real time delivery of parcels here in capital city on Sunday.

Covering four divisions of the State, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh and Dhanbad the postman mobile application service has been launched. Approximately, 620 postmen of all the four divisions will be trained in using the new mobile application soon for the convenience of customers. The mobile application facility is applicable for registered posts, speed posts and Cash on Delivery (COD) parcel services.
This mobile application enables the postman to capture real-time delivery tracking using their mobile phones. Postman mobile application is an android based mobile app service designed and developed by Centre of Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore to boost up Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme.
The mobile application service has been already launched in 2016 from West Bengal, the department now aims to promote this digital activity in different parts of the country. Sinha who formally launched the mobile application service in Jharkhand Circle believes that with the changing time, Postal department too has registered a strong presence covering various domains, be it e-commerce sector or extending its services in core banking.
Promoting the idea of ‘Postman is connected to last man’ Sinha, said, “All efforts are being made for the convenience of customers looking at the present requirement in this digital age. Approximately 3.5 crore parcels are sent through speed posts daily while one crore delivery of items are done through registered posts. The new application will bring transparency and speed-up the task of department keeping the real time record.”
Focusing on the rural populace as well the Minister said that attempts are being made through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to link 1.55 lakh people residing in interior areas through various facilities of Postal department.
“Among the ten selected States, Jharkhand is one such State where the core banking service will be started soon. Around 600 India Post Payment Bank will be started by September 2017 across the country. The department is also planning to expand its services and open approximately 50 passport service centers at General Post Offices (GPOs) in State. The passport service centers have been already started in Deogarh and Jamshedpur recently,” said the Minister.
Officials present on the occasion said that after digitalization the e-commerce business through Postal department has tremendously increased over past three year’s period.
Endorsing the new mobile application service, Chief Post Master General, Shashi Shalini Kujur, added, “Beside making task easy and promoting transparency, the department is also heading towards paperless working culture. Now with just a click away, even a common public can get updates or track the delivery records.”

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Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2017

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(i)]
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 2nd June, 2017
G.S.R. 548(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965,-
1. in rule 14,—
(i) for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely :-
“(4) (a) The Disciplinary Authority shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Government servant a copy of the articles of charge, the statement of the imputations of misconduct or misbehaviour and a list of documents and witnesses by which each article or charges is proposed to be sustained.
(b) On receipt of the articles of charge, the Government servant shall be required to submit his written statement of defence, if he so desires, and also state whether he desires to be heard in person, within a period of fifteen days, which may be further extended for a period not exceeding fifteen days at a time for reasons to be recorded in writing by the Disciplinary Authority or any other Authority authorised by the Disciplinary Authority on his behalf: Provided that under no circumstances, the extension of time for filing written statement of defence shall exceed forty-five days from the date of receipt of articles of charge.”;
(ii) for sub-rule (13), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—
“(13) On receipt of the requisition referred to in sub-rule (12), every authority having the custody or possession of the requisitioned documents shall produce the same or issue a non-availability certificate before the Inquiring Authority within one month of the receipt of such requisition: Provided that if the authority having the custody or possession of the requisitioned documents is satisfied for reasons to be recorded by it in writing that the production of all or any of such documents would be against the public interest or security of the State, it shall inform the Inquiring Authority accordingly and the Inquiring Authority shall, on being so informed, communicate the information to the Government servant and withdraw the requisition made by it for the production or discovery of such documents.”;
(iii) after sub-rule (23), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:—
“(24) (a) The Inquiring Authority should conclude the inquiry and submit his report within a period of six months from the date of receipt of order of his appointment as Inquiring Authority.
(b) Where it is not possible to adhere to the time limit specified in clause (a), the Inquiring Authority may record the reasons and seek extension of time from the disciplinary authority in writing, who may allow an additional time not exceeding six months for completion of the Inquiry, at a time.
(c) The extension for a period not exceeding six months at a time may be allowed for any good and sufficient reasons to be recorded in writing by the Disciplinary Authority or any other Authority authorised by the Disciplinary Authority on his behalf.”;
II. in rule 16,-
(i) in sub-rule (1), in clause (b), for the words, brackets and figure “sub-rules (3) to (23) of rule 14”, the words, brackets and figure “sub-rules (3) to (24) of rule 14” shall be substituted;
(ii) in sub-rule (1-A), for the words, brackets and figure “sub-rules (3) to (23) of rule 14”, the words, brackets and figure “sub-rules (3) to (24) of rule 14” shall be substituted;
III. in rule 19, in the second proviso, after the words “against the advice of the Commission”, the words “within the time limit specified in clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 15,” shall be inserted;
IV. in rule 27, in sub-rule (2), in the proviso, in clause (i) after the words “against the advice of the Commission”, the words “within the time limit specified in clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 15,” shall be inserted;
V. in rule 29, in sub-rule (1), in the first proviso, after the words “against the advice of the Commission”, the words “within the time limit specified in clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 15,” shall be inserted;
VI. in rule 29-A, in the proviso, after the words “against the advice of the Commission”, the words “within the time limit specified in clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 15,” shall be inserted.
[F. No. 11012/9/2016-Estt.A-111]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, 
Jt. Secy.
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in