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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Promotion and Postings to the post of Private Secretary (Gazetted) General Central Service Group 'B'. (Pay Band-2: Rs. 9300-34800 + GP 4600/).

Promotion and Postings to the post of Private Secretary (Gazetted) General Central Service Group 'B'. (Pay Band-2: Rs. 9300-34800 + GP 4600/).



RTI Reply by Directorate regarding Cadre Restructuring of SBCO




POSTAL VOLUME 5 SOLVED QUESTIONS FOR LGO SA/PA & IP LDCE

Meeting of officers in Directorate to discuss various aspects of fixation of inter seniority of Postmaster with general line and review of progress on implementation of cadre restructuring of Gr-C employees


Meeting of officers in Directorate to discuss various aspects of fixation of inter seniority of Postmaster with general line and review of progress on implementation of cadre restructuring of Gr-C employees



India Post is celebrating and empowering womanhood by implementing Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

India Post is celebrating and empowering womanhood by implementing Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana which secures future of every girl child financially.

Rescheduling of Postal Examinations

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Clarification on 7th Pay Commission opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure under Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1 
New Delhi, dated:10.07.2019 

The General Managers
All Indian Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)


Sub:- Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.
Ref:- Board's letter No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1 dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018)

Please refer to Board 's letter mentioned above inter-alia circulating Ministry of Finance's (MoF) OM No. 4-13/17-IC/E-IIIA dated 12.12.2018 regarding opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure under CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Consequent to issue of the same, certain Railways has sought clarification whether option to switch over to 7th CPC pay structure can be exercised in a prospective manner covering promotions materialized after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
2. With respect to above, it is stated that earlier, the issue has been examined in Board's Office and a reference has already been made to MoF seeking clarification on the issue. Response from MoF is awaited. Till such time clarifications are received form MoF, it is advised that while allowing options, conditions as stipulated in Rules 5 & 6 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 may strictly be followed as Ministry of Finance while liberalising conditions under Rule 6(4) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 which provides that the option once exercised shall be final and permitting another opportunity to employees to revise their initial option in terms of Rule 5 & 6 within a period of 3 months, made no changes in the other conditions laid down in Rules 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 governing exercise of option.
3. Hence, it is clarified that option for switching over to 7th CPC with respect to promotions upto 28 .07.2016 (date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016) valid only and option for switching over to 7th CPC can not be exercised with respect to promotions materialized after the said date. Further, Illustrations on pay fixation methodology in cases (a) where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation and (b) fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in terms of relevant provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-I.
4. This issues are in concurrence with Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Encl. As above.
(Jaya  Kumar G) 
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Annexure-I
(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in cases where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 151 day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28.07.2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation:
Case-I: When promotion occurred between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016.
Pay as on 01.01.2016 in existing pay structure
Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600
12.05.2016
Pay as on 12.05.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale.
Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 22550
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 12.05.2016 as per Rule 7 ofRS(RP) Rules, 2016
Rs. 22550*2.57 = Rs. 57953.50

Relevant Cell in Level-7 : Rs. 58600
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016
01.01.2017

Case-II: When promotion occurred between 01 .07.2016 and 28.07.2016


Pay as on 01.01.2016 in existing pay structure
Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600
11.07.2016
Pay as on 01.07.2016 in existing pay structure after grant of annual increment.
Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Pay as on 11.07.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale.
Rs. 18620 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 23220
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 11.07.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016
Rs. 23220*2.57 = Rs. 59675.40

Relevant Cell in Level-7 : Rs. 60400
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016
01.07.2017
(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion or upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Pay as on 01.01.2016 in existing pay structure
Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 01.07.2016 after annual increment
Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600
15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200)
Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016.

As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.
In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016
01.07.2017


Note : It may be noted that though the employee can continue in 6th CPC pay structure till he vacates the posts, promotional benefit can only be granted in the 7th CPC scale. 
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Working hours of BOs



Valid document list for Aadhaar Enrolment / Updation




Implementation of recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours Branch Post Offices.


CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION - ORDER




CLICK HERE    FOR COPY OF THE JUDGEMENT ( 7 PAGES)

O.A No.1154 of 2016 : JUDGEMENT




CLICK HERE  FOR COPY OF JUDGEMENT (29 PAGES)

Secretary Posts inaugurates 3 day’s Head of Circles Conference in Srinagar





July 29, 2019 :
SRINAGAR: A three day Conference of Heads of Circles, Department of Posts today commenced at Srinagar which was inaugurated by Secretary Posts, Government of India A N Nanda at Hotel Taj Vivanta.
Director General (Posts), Members of Postal Service Board, Chief Postmasters General from across the country alongwith others senior Officers of Department of Posts are participating in the Conference which is a platform for policy formulation of Department of Posts besides reviewing the last year's targets/ achievement and fixing targets for the current financial year.
While inaugurating the Conference by lighting the traditional lamp Secretary Posts, Government of India A N Nanda in his keynote address said the Department of Posts has emerged as a key player where it is not only doing its own business but also fulfilling in needs of others. Describing the network of Department of Posts as unparalleled and a Post Office as face of Central Government in remote areas, he said besides ensuring the target of last mile delivery, Department of Post has revamped its network at Branch Post Office level by way of technology induction for smooth implementation of various citizen centric schemes whether it is Aadhaar Enrolment, Passport, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) etc.
Secretary Posts also envisioned the plan for the Department for future with special focus on soft skills training, technology utilization aimed at customer satisfaction and tapping the business opportunities. A Special Cover on "Kashmir Mallow" was also released on the occasion by A N Nanda.
Earlier, Director General, Department of Posts, Meera Handa also spoke on the occasion and briefed about the various steps taken by the Department of Posts in the recent past. She described the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as unprecedented which has resulted into the opening of over 85 lacs accounts so far.
P D Tshering, Chief Postmaster General, J&K Circle while welcoming the delegates said as the Conference is being held at Srinagar it is an opportunity for the J&K Circle to learn, make network with various stakeholders responsible for the postal operations throughout the country.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Draft Seniority List in the grade of J.E(E) at all India levels as on 01.01.2019

Draft Seniority List in the grade of J.E(E) at all India levels as on 01.01.2019 for incumbents joined in the grade after 28.12.2005 in the Department of Posts

The Revised Pattern and Syllabus of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevak(GDS) for appointment as Multi Tasking Staff(MTS).


I. The pattern of Examination For GDS to MTS Exam 2019:

Annexure A
Pattern and Syllabus of Competitive Examination

limited to Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) for Appointment as Multi Tasking Staff
***********
I. The pattern of Examination For GDS to MTS Exam 2019:
Sl No
Description
 Paper-1
Paper-II
1
Competitive or Qualifying
Competitive
Qualifying
2
Type of Question
Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple Choice Questions and Subjective
3
Number of Questions
As per syllabus
As per syllabus
4
Maximum Marks
100 in 2 Parts
50
u
Duration
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
6
Language of Question Paper
Bilingual, i.e. Hindi and English (as well as in Local Language, as published under the provisions of Recruitment Rules, where Hindi is not a local language)

7
Language of Answer Paper
Not Applicable as Multiple Choice Questions
As per question paper
8
Minimum Qualifying Mark (Subject to reservation policy of Government)
(a) For SC/ST – 33% in each Paper
(b) For OBC – 37% in each Paper
(c) For Others – 40% in each Paper

II. Criteria for Selection For GDS to MTS Exam 2019:
a) Examination for Paper I and Paper II will be conducted in continuity in one sitting.
b) Only such candidates who qualify in each Paper, Paper I and Paper·II separately, shall be considered for final selection and their merit shall be drawn in order of marks secured in Paper·I. Since Paper-II is only qualifying, marks secured in Paper-II shall not be added to marks secured in Paper·I to decide merit.
c) After arranging the candidates in order of merit as at (b) above. a number of candidates to be declared successful shall be equal to the number of vacancy in each category.
d) In the event of any vacancy notified for recruitment remains unfilled only due to non·joining of the selected candidate, the next candidate in the merit list shall be considered for appointment. However, the appointment of such candidate shall be only on the ground of declining offer of appointment and no waitlist or approved panel shall be maintained.
III. Revised Syllabus for GDS to MTS Exam 2019:
PAPER-I (60 Minutes)
Part-A

Maximum marks – 60
[30 questions of 2 marks each]
Post Office Guide Part-I
a) Organization of the Department
b) Type of Post Offices
c) Business Hours
d) Payment of postage, stamps and stationery
e) General rules as to packing, sealing and posting, manner of affixing postage stamps
f) Methods of address
g) Postboxes and Post bags
h) Duties of Letter Box peon
i) Official postal articles
j) Prohibited postal articles
k) Products and Services: Mails, Banking & Remittances, Insurance, Stamps and Business (Reference: India Post website)
23 questions
Postal Manual Volume V
a) Definitions
7 questions
Part·B
 Maximum marks – 40
[20 questions of 2 marks each]
General Awareness/Knowledge
Topics to be covered (1 to 3 questions from each topic):
a) Indian Geography
b) Civics
c) General knowledge
d) Indian culture & freedom struggle
e) Ethics and moral study
10 questions
Basic Arithmetic 
Topics to be covered (1to 2 questions from each topic}:
a) BODMAS (brackets, orders, division. multiplication, addition, subtraction)
b) percentage
c) profit and loss
d) simple interest
e) Average
f) Time and work
g) Time and distance
h) Unitary method
10 questions
 PAPER·II (60 Minutes)
Maximum
marks – 50
Translation of words from English to local language (Multiple choice questions)
15 questions of 1 mark each
Translation of words from local language to English (Multiple choice questions)
15 questions of 1 mark each
Letter writing in the local language in 40 to 50 words
(1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)
10 marks
Paragraph/short essay in the local language of 40 to 50 words
(1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)
10 marks
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(Annexure of Department of Posts letter No. 17-08/2018-SPB-I dated 10.05.2019 – Click to view the Order MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant -Revision of Syllabus and Pattern of Examinations: Deptof Posts)

Guidelines on merger of Postmaster Cadre with General Line Cadre

Guidelines on merger of Postmaster Cadre with General Line Cadre  : Click to to view PDF







CBSE: SOP for dealing with students having attendance less than the prescribed percentage of attendance

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
No.Coord/ROs/Attendance/2019
18.07.2019

All the Heads of Institutions Affiliated to CBSE



Sub: Standard Operating Procedures for dealing with students having attendance less than the prescribed percentage of attendance.

Madam/Sir,
You are aware that Rule 13 of the Examination Bye-Laws of the Board specifies the attendance requirements for a student to be eligible to appear for the Class X and XII examinations of the CBSE. Rule 14 of the Examination Bye-laws state the percentage of attendance upto which it can be considered for condonation and the grounds for its consideration.
Following has been observed:-
     1.    students, parents and schools are not following Rule 13 and Rule 14 of the examination Bye Laws strictly;
     2.    they are not submitting desired documents and certificates of the Competent Authority while seeking exemptions in attendance;
     3.    Schedule for submission of documents and certificates is not being adhered to;
     4.    Schools are not sending all the cases of shortage of attendance to the CBSE;
     5.    Students are not attending the school regularly; and
     6.    as per analysis of the result of 2019 of the students whose attendance had been condoned have performed poorly in the examinations.
To ensure the importance of the classes and the attendance, CBSE is taking following two measures:-
1.    has prepared Standard Operating Procedures for dealing with students having attendance less than the prescribed percentage of attendance for the information and compliance by Schools, Students and Parents.
2.    Schools are requested to communicate information and rule position to students and parents.



Standard Operating Procedures for dealing with students having attendance less than the prescribed percentage of attendance
1. Schools will take following action:-
a. inform the importance of attendance and classes etc to the students and their parents in the beginning of session;
b. sensitize the students and parents about the relevant rules and about the attendance requirement during the academic session;
c. inform the students and parents the grounds on which shortage of attendance could be condoned;
d. inform the students and parents to submit medical certificate(s) from the competent authority/leave application supporting the reason for availing/taking leave as and when leave is availed;
e. warn the students and parents if they are not attending the classes regularly and maintain the records of such students;
f. will inform the parents about shortage of attendance;
g. schools will recommend the cases as per Examination Bye-Laws only;
h. Attendance will be calculated as on 1st January of the Academic session.
i. Shortage of attendance cases received in the concerned Regional Office upto 7thJanuary of the academic session of Class X or XII will only be considered by the Board.
j. No case will be accepted after 7th January of the academic session of Class X or XII;
k. Cases without Mandatory documents will be summarily rejected.
2. In case of shortage of attendance, schools shall be required to procure following documents from the student(s)/parent(s) and submit to the concerned Regional Office of the Board while forwarding the cases for considering condonation of shortage of attendances:
S. No.
Valid reason for condonation of shortage of attendance
Mandatory documents
1
Prolonged illness
1.     Request(s) from the parent
2.     Medical Certificate(s) for the period of absence from Government Doctor
3.     All medical reports, X-rays etc
4.     Recommendation of school in the proforma attached
2
Loss of father/mother or some other such incident leading to his/her absence from the school and meriting special consideration
1.     Request from the parent
2.     Death Certificate issued by concerned Authority
3.     Recommendation of school concerned in the proforma attached
3
Any other reason of similar serious nature.
1.     Request from the parent
2.     Certificate issued by concerned Authority supporting the nature of the reason.
3.     Recommendation of school concerned in the proforma attached
4
Authorised participation in Sports at National level organized by CBSE / SGFI.
1.     Request from the parent
2.     Certificate issued by concerned Authority
3.     Recommendation of school concerned in the proforma attached
5
Authorised participation in Sports at National/ International level organized by recognized Federations
1.     Request from the parent
2.     Recommendation letter from Sports Authority of India
3.     Recommendation of school concerned in the proforma attached




3. Following will be the schedule for sending the request to the CBSE for condonation of attendance:-
S.No.
ACTIVITY
SCHEDULE
1.
To consider attendance put in by the student(s) in view of Rule 14(i) of Examination Bye-laws
upto 1st January of the academic session for Class X or XII
2.
Schools to compile all such shortage of attendance cases at 1 above in tabular form (separately for Class X and XII) supported with documents as mentioned above.
To be sent to concerned Regional Office so as to reach within 07 days of Activity at Sl.No.01 i.e. 7th January of the academic session.
3
Regional Office will also communicate deficiency, if any, to the schools
Within 15 days from the date of receipt i.e. latest by 21st January of the academic session.
4
Schools will communicate fulfilment of deficiency to the Regional Office
Within 07 days from the date of activity at Sl.No.03 i.e. 28th January of the academic session.
5
Last date for according approvals by CBSE
07th February of the examination year.
All schools are directed to read, understand and comply the SOPs in toto. Schools will ensure that all the documents as per requirement are obtained from the student(s)/parent(s) concerned and provided to the concerned Regional Office, wherever required.
Yours faithfully,
(DR. SANYAM BHARDWAJ)
CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS

(PROFORMA FOR FORWARDING SHORTAGE OF ATTENDANCE CASES BY SCHOOLS)
CONDONATION OF SHORTAGE OF ATTENDANCE IN CLASS X / XII
(SEPARATE PROFORMA EACH FOR CLASS X AND XII)
1. Following candidates of Class ............. have not attained the required percentage of attendance during the academic session 20….. - 20…….., as per details mentioned against each:
S.
No.
Name of Candidate
Regn. No./ Roll No.
Class X /
XII
No. of teaching days in the school
No.of days attended by the student
Percentage of attendance put in by the student upto 1stJan. 20……..
Recommendation as under -
R for Recommended
N for Not Recommended
1







2







3







4







5







2. Following documents duly attested are attached with following cases
S.No.
Name of Candidate
Name of Document(s) attached
1


2


3


4


5


Signature: _________________
Name of Principal: _________________
School Name: _________________
School No. _________________
Affiliation No. _________________
Seal of the school _________________
Source: CBSE
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