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Friday, September 30, 2016

7th Pay Commission - Bunching model request letter - reg

Your Address Details
The Superintendent of POS,
            Through: Proper channel.
            Sub: Requesting drawal of increment for bunching of stages in the
                    Revised Pay Structure  under CCS Revised Pay Rules 2016 –reg
            Ref: DG’s letter number 7-2/2016-PC dated 12.09.2016.

          My existing pay as on 1.1.16 is 11510 with grade pay 2400/- in the scale 5200-2400-20200 and on my option to switch over to CCS RP 2016 my pay was fixed in the corresponding level 4 of pay matrix at 29600/-.

          Instantly those who are drawing at the stage of 11170 in the pre revised  in the same pay structure have also been fixed at 29600/-.

          Since my pay in the pre revised pay is 3 % more than those who were getting lower pay but got fixed in same the pay in level 4 of pay matrix of the Revised pay ,my case  constitutes bunching in terms of para 2 of the DG on cited.

          I therefore request that my bunching may kindly be caused to alleviated by granting one more increment and pay refixed at next cell downwards in level 4 at 31400/-
Thanking you,
Place :                                                                                     Yours faithfully,
Date :            

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes to be effective from third quarter of Financial Year 2016-17

Rate of interest 
w.e.f. 01.07.2016
to 30.09.2016
Rate of interest 
w.e.f. 01.10.2016
to 31.12.2016
Saving Deposit
1 Year Time Deposit
2 Years Time Deposit
3 Years Time Deposit
5 Years Time Deposit
5 Years Recurring Deposit
5 Years Senior Citizens Savings Scheme
Quarterly and paid
5 Years Monthly Income Account Scheme
Monthly and paid
5 Years National Savings Certificate
Public Provident Fund Scheme
Kisan Vikas Patra
(will mature in
110 months)
(will mature in
112 months)
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme

Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications reg

Government Of India
Department Of Expenditure
Implementation Cell
Room No.214, The Ashok, New Delhi
Dated the 29th September, 2016
Subject: Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications regarding.

         Following the notification of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, this Department has received references seeking clarification regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. The matter has been considered in this Department and the points of doubts are clarified as under:
Point of doubt
As per the provisions of FR 22 (I) (a) (1), the Government servants (Other than those appointed on deputation to ex-cadre post or ad hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/appointment or from the date of next increment. 

Some of the employees, promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e 25th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous. 
Whether such employee may be allowed to revise theiroption under FR 22 (i)(a)(1) at this stag. 

Under the changed circumstances after notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the employee may be allowed to exercise revised option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1). Such revised option shall be exercised within one month of issue of this OM. Option so revised, shall be final 
Whether Employees appointed/promoted/granted financial up-gradation during 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment on 01.01.2016. 
Since the provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 are effective from 01.01.2016, no increment shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure. 
Joint Secretary to the Govt.of India
Tel: 011-2611 6646

Source : http://www.finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_PayFixation_revisedpaystructure.pdf

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UPSC Engineering Services Examination, 2017 Notification Out

Exam : Engineering Services Examination, 2017

Educational Qualification : For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –
(a) obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India
or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3
of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
(b) passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or
(c) obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such
conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
(d) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India);
(e) passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
(f) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959

Age Limit : Between 21 to 30 years

Fees : Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/‐ (Rupees Two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.

How to Apply : Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.

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Important Dates :
Starting Date of Online Application : 28-09-2016
Last Date to Apply Online : 26-10-2016

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year (2015-2016).


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival

The Addl. Member Staff Railway Board, Shri Anand Mathur, has intimated today, i.e. 26.09.2016, AIRF leadership that, Railway Board’s orders for Restructuring of Technicians, to which an agreement was arrived at in Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016, will be issued in this week, and payment of 78-day PLBRs.7000 p.m. will be made to all the Group `C’ and `D’ railwaymen well before Pooja Festival.
Source: AIRF

Photos of Telangana Postal Circle Inauguration - 26.09.2016


IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016.

IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016.  :  To view please Click Here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

UPSC Advt No 17/2016 for Various Vacancies

UPSC Advt No 17/2016 for Various Vacancies: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued notification for Various Vacancies.

Name of the Posts: 
  • Assistant Directors (in Sr. Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO))
    • Banking: 04 Posts
    • Corporate Law: 04 Posts
    • Forensic Audit: 02 Posts
    • Legal Officers (Grade-I): 02 Posts
  • Specialists Grade III (Anaesthesia): 08 Posts
  • Specialist Grade III Assistant Professors
    • Bio-Chemistry: 09 Posts
    • Orthopaedics: 08 Posts
    • Physiology: 11 Posts
    • Surgery: 12 Posts
  • Deputy Registrar General (Map): 01 Post
  • Assistant Legislative Counsel (Hindi Branch): 03 Posts
  • Superintendent (Legal): 01 Post
  • Editor (Bharatiya Rail): 01 Posts
Selection Process
  • The category-wise minimum level of suitability in interviews, irrespective of whether the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by an interview, will be UR-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PH-40 marks, out of the total marks of an interview being 100.
  • In cases where selection is made by Recruitment Test (RT) followed by interview, the candidate will have to achieve minimum level of suitability in their respective category at both stages i.e. ‘Recruitment Test’ as well as ‘Interview’. The minimum level of suitability in case of RT shall be decided by the Commission on case to case basis. 

Application Fee: Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card. No fee for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates of any community. No "fee exemption" is available to OBC male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee. Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained. (d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. 

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online through the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected. Candidates must upload documents pertaining to educational qualifications and experience (preferably in prescribed format), if any, as claimed in the online application, in a single pdf file in such a way that the file size does not exceed 2 MB and is legible when a printout is taken. For that, the applicant may scan the experience certificate in 200 dpi grey scale. Documents like Pay Slip, Resume, Appointment Letter, Relieving Letter, Unsigned Experience Certificate etc. must not be uploaded in the Document Upload Module.

Important Dates:
Closing Date for Submission of Online Application: 13-10-2016 up to 23:59 hrs
Last Date for Printing of Completely Submitted Online Application: 14-10-2016 up to 23:59 hrs

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Inauguration of “TELANGANA POSTAL CIRCLE” on 26.09.2016 at Hyderabad.

Government Notification of 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations Fixation of pay and arrears

No. Pay/Tech-01/7thCPC I
Dated: 21/09/2016
(All Cs FA)
Subject: Government Notification of 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations Fixation of pay/arrears.
Ref: (i) This office circular of even No. dated 11 Aug, 2016.
Please refer to this office Part I office order No. AT/02 circulated vide No. Pay/Tech 01 /7th CPC I dated 11.08.2016 through which a copy of CGDA New Delhi No. AT/II/2701/0rders dated 10 Aug, 2016 has been forwarded for necessary action.
2. It has been stated therein to ensure completion of post audit of fixation of pay/arrear claims within 3 months and the work relating to post audit should be monitored at PCsDA/CsDA level by instituting suitable reporting system for watching the progress of work. A Monthly Report in this regard in a format prescribed therein is required to be furnished to Headquarters office so as to reach by 15th of every month. The first report showing the position as on 31.08.2016 was due to reach HQrs office by 15th Sep, 2016. Kindly confirm its timely submission to HQrs office. Also please forward a copy of the said report to this office for our record & reference.
3. Please ensure submission of the report for the subsequent months within scheduled date with a copy endorsed to this office.
4. Please acknowledge receipt.
Astt. Controller of Accounts (Fys)