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Blog maintained by : P. R. Nair, Private Secretary to Post Master General, (Retired) Northern Region, Calicut, Kerala Circle

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hand Book for Personnel Officers 2013 issued by DOPT.

Hand Book for Personnel Officers 2013 issued by Government of India, Institute of Secretariat Training and Management, (Department of Personnel and Training), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, New Delhi.  For download please click on the following link.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wP-wD6y6EQcUdvWVZWdnVILTg/edit?usp=sharing

Retirement - 30.11.2013

Smt. K. Lalitha, Stenographer to Supdt. PSD, Trivandrum (Kerala Circle) is retiring from service on 30.11.2013 after completion of 40 years 03 months and 09 days.   She joined as Stenographer on 23.08.1973.   Her mobile number is +918281650660.   AIPSA wishes her a healthy and peaceful retired life.  

Notice to all members - URGENT.

You all know that a proposal has been submitted to Directorate in connection with Cadre
Restructuring by my predecessor. However, a communication has been received from Directorate to submit revised proposal for unknown reasons. As such you are requested to submit your views / points worth mentioning in the fresh proposal to be submitted to Directorate. After the views/points, if any are received, we may prepare a final proposal and visit Directorate for submission of the same.

PLEASE ACCORD TOP PRIORITY AS A VISIT TO DIRECTORATE HAS TO BE MADE SOON ON RECEIPT OF YOUR PROPOSALS. YOUR PROPOSAL MAY KINDLY BE SENT TO EMAIL ID: aipsa2013murugadas@gmail.com.  PROPOSALS MAY KINDLY BE SUBMITTED WITHIN A WEEK'S TIME.

E. Murugadas,
General Secretary,
AIPSA, CHQ & P.A. to SSRM,
RMS 'MA' Dn.,
Madurai 625001.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

General knowledge



1. Which is the largest animal in the world =  Blue whale
2. Which is the largest animal on land =  African elephant
3. Which is the smallest bird = Humming Bird
4. Which is the largest fish in the world = Whale shark
5. Which is the tallest animal on the earth = Giraffe
6. Which is the biggest bird in the world = Ostrich
7. Which is the biggest continent in the world =
Asia
8. Which is the largest country (area) in the world –
Russia - 2nd place > Canada
9. Which is the most spoken language in the world = Mandarin (Chinese ) 2nd place > Spanish
10. Which is the largest island in the world =
Greenland. 2nd place > New Guinea
11.Which is the longest river in the world  =
Nile
12. Which is the largest desert in the world  =
Sahara Desert
13. Which is the largest bone in human body  = Femur (thighbone)
14. What is the smallest bone in the human body = Stapes
15. Which is the largest flower in the world = Rafflesia
16. Which is the largest ocean in the world  =
Pacific Ocean
17. Which is the largest plateau in the world = Tibetan Plateau
18. Which is the tallest waterfall in the world  = Angel Falls

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clarification regarding rule position for payment of gratuity to the employees covered under New Pension Scheme

No.7/2/2013-P&PW(F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension &Pensioners Welfare
(Desk-F)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
NewDelhi- 10003
Dated the 15th October, 2013
Office Memorandum
Subject : Clarification regarding rule position for payment of gratuity to the employees covered under New Pension Scheme
The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Defence OM.No12(15)/2013-D(Civ.II) dated 12.7.2013 & 26.9.2013 on the subject noted above and to say that the provision of CCS(Pension) rules are not applicable to government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004. This department is in the process of framing rules on New Pension scheme. 

The NPS Rules would include the provisions regarding grant of gratuity to the NPS employees. In the meanwhile, pending finalization of NPS Rules, the matter regarding payment of gratuity to NPS beneficiaries has been referred to M/o Finance Response of M/o Finance is awaited.
(Tripti.P.Ghosh)
Director(PP)

Counting of training period (Prior to posting) for drawing increments

No 4/2008 400 (Corr)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 14.10.2013
Sub: Counting of training period (Prior to posting) for drawing increments.
This has the reference to your office letter 127/PM/G II/C-266 dated 17.07.2013 on the subject cited above.
2. In this context, I am directed to convey that GIO (1) below FR 26 provides that where a person has been selected for regular appointment and before formally taking over the charge of the post for which selected person is required to undergo training, training period undergone by such a Government servant whether on remuneration or otherwise counts as duty for the purpose of drawing increments.  This order is applicable only in case of direct recruits.  Further Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 provides that employees completing six months and above in the Revised pay strucutre as on 01st Jul will be eligible to be granted the increment.  Thus, from the contents of GIO (1) below FR 26 read with Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, it is clear that "a Government servant who has completed the six month service including training period (whether on remuneration or otherwise) as on 01st Jul will be eligible for increment."  This is applicable only in case of direct recruits.

This issues with the concurrence of DDG (PAF) vide Diary NO. TTL-4-PEA dated 11.10.2013.
sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDC/PCC)

Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014.

F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2013
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
New Delhi, the 12th November, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014.

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014 i.e. from 1st April, 2013 to 31st March, 2014 are revised as under:


Rate of interest per annum
(i) Advance for purchase of conveyance other than motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.) 9%
(ii) Advance for purchase of motor car 11.5%


(A.K. Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary (Budget)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

AIPSA - All India Conference - Photos









A letter received from Shri Poly P.X.

POLY  P.X.
Stenographer Gr.I
Directorate of Census Operations
Census Bhavan, Sector 10/A
Gandhinagar, Gujarat

11th November 2013

 I would like to invite your attention to the plight of Stenographers working in Central Govt. offices especially those who are working in the field/subordinate offices. It is so sorry that the Stenographers working in the field/subordinate offices are the only cadre in the entire Central Govt. who are neglected and exploited compared to any other cadre.  No doubt the welfare of Stenographers of CSS cadre is taken care of whereas the Stenographers working in field/subordinate offices are left out.

Here, I would like to emphasis on two issues which needs your urgent attention and you may please take-up these matters with DOPT and VIIth CPC immediately.

Matter to be taken up with DOPT:

Recently, the Hon. Supreme Court of India in its judgment directed the Govt. to give MACP to the employees on promotional hierarchy instead of next higher Grade Pay as per the recommendation of VIth CPC.  This is under the consideration of the DOPT and a final decision in this regard is expected any time.

Upon implementation of VIth CPC, the stenographers working in field/subordinate offices were re-designated as Stenographer Gr.II with Pay Band–1 Rs.5,200-20,200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2400 and Stenographer Gr.I with Pay Band-2 Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs.4200.  In this scenario the Stenographers working in the field/subordinate offices will not be getting the benefit of the Hon. Supreme Court judgment to give MACP to the employees on promotional hierarchy instead of next higher Grade Pay, as there is no promotional hierarchy for Stenographers working in the field/subordinate offices.  Majority of the cadres will be getting MACP in the Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- after completion of 10 years in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-.  Here also we are deprived of this benefit.  In short, the Stenographers working in the field/subordinate offices deprived of any promotion due to non-availability of promotional channel and also deprived of the MACP on promotional hierarchy instead of next higher Grade Pay.  This is utter injustice and arbitrary.

In view of the above, you may please take up the matter with DOPT and fight for the genuine justice of the Stenographers working in the field/subordinate offices.

Matter to be taken up with VIIth Pay Commission:

Majority of the Stenographers like me working in the field/subordinate offices do not have any promotional avenues and have to retire on the same post, whereas even the LDCs and Typists being the administrative cadre have the promotional channel as LDC/Typist-UDC-Office Supdt/Asst. Director/Dy. Director.   It is so unfortunate that a Typist working under a Stenographer have promotional channel and can become Asst. Director/Dy. Director, a gazette post, whereas the Stenographers have to retire on the same post having no promotional channel.

After implementation of VIth CPC, the stenographers working in field/subordinate offices were re-designated as Stenographer Gr.II with Pay Band–1 Rs.5,200-20,200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2400 and Stenographer Gr.I with Pay Band-2 Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs.4200.  In short, the Stenographers will be getting only one promotion in the entire service period.  Probably, this may be the only cadre in the Central Govt. offices having only one promotion in the entire service period.  Though the Stenographers perform all sort of administrative jobs like noting, drafting, maintaining various files, dealing with confidential/vigilance matters, maintaining APAR files in addition to their basic duties of taking dictation and typing as compared to a UDC or LDC/Typist, when it comes to promotion they are deprived of the same. 

In view of the above facts and details, you are requested to take up the matter at appropriate forum for the welfare of Stenographers like me working in the field/subordinate offices across India.

           
Yours sincerely,

POLY  P.X.
Stenographer Gd.I

List of newly elected AIPSA office bearers for the period 2013 - 2015 - reg.

Our VIII ALL INDIA CONFERENCE of All India Postal Stenographers Association, was held at Vivekandanda Kendra, Vivekananadapuram, Kanyakumari on 26.10.2013. The following is the list of newly unanimously elected office bearers of All India Postal Stenographers Assn., CHQ for the period 2013-2015.
Sl.
POST
Name
1.
President
J.J. Singh, Sr. P.S. to Chief PMG, Haryana Circle,

2.
Vice-Presidents
1. A.Subramanya, Karnataka Circle.
2. K.S. Krishnamurthy, Andhra Pradesh Circle.
3. N.K. Nath, West Bengal Circle.
4. R.K. Pillai, Maharashtra Circle.
3.
General Secretary
E. Murugadas, Tamil Nadu Circle.
4.
Asst. General Secretaries
1.M.Harisuthan, Kerala Circle.
2. Sheela Singh, Delhi Circle.
3. K. Suresh Kumar, Tamil Nadu Circle.
4. Amit Datta, West Bengal Circle.
5.
Treasurer
Anil Singh, Bihar Circle.
6.
Organizing Secretaries
1.M.V. Ramanamurthy, Andhra Pradesh Circle.
2. A. Pathak, West Bengal Circle.
3. Nitesh Kumar, Bihar Circle.
4. Ms. Anitha Sood, Delhi Circle.
7.
Auditor
S. Venkatesh, Kerala Circle.









Retirement

Photo taken on the eve of retirement of Smt. V. Valsala, PS to PMG, Central Region, Kochi (Kerala) on 31.10.2013