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Blog maintained by : P. R. Nair, Private Secretary to Post Master General, (Retired) Northern Region, Calicut, Kerala Circle (email-parambilmohan@gmail.com)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Retirement on 31.05.2017

1.  Shri E. Murugadas, PS to SSRM, MA division, Tamil Nadu.  (GS AIPSA) 2.  Smt V. Padmini, Steno, Tirur division, Kerala 3.  Smt Praveeda Tachan, Steno, Kannur division, Kerala are retiring from service on 31.05.2017.
AIPSA wishes them a happy and healthy retired life.

Employment News 27.05.2017 to 02.06.2017

Job Highlights

Name Of Post : Civil Judges Regular and Ad-hoc
No.of Vacancies : 129
Last Date :22.06.2017
Name Of Post : Sub Staff
No.of Vacancies : 450
Last Date :05.06.2017
Name Of Post : Technician B Mechanic, Electrician, Fitter, Machinist etc
No.of Vacancies : 74
Last Date :10.06.2017
Name Of Post : Assistant Photographer, Fertilizer Inspector, Farm Assistant, Deputy Ranger etc
No.of Vacancies : 28
Last Date :07.06.2017
Name Of Post : Senior Scientist, Technical Officer, Technical Assistant etc
No.of Vacancies : 19
Last Date :05.06.2017

Gramin Dak Sevaks : Sanctioned strength and Working strength as on 31.3.2015

New One Rupee notes to be in circulation soon

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday announced that it will soon put new one rupee denomination notes into circulation. The press release said that the notes have been printed by the Government of India. 
The dimension of the note will be 9.7 x 6.3 cm and will be predominantly pink green on the obverse and reverse and it will have multi tonal watermarks. 
“These currency notes are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing currency notes in this denomination in circulation will also continue to be legal tender,” the RBI press release said. 
  • The dimensions of the note will be 9.7 x 6.3 cm. 
  • It will be made of 100 percent rag content. Made with 110 microns thick paper, the weight will be 90 GSM (Grams per Square Meter). 
  • On the right side of the note ‘Bharat’ will be written vertically. 
  • The colour of the note will be predominantly pink and green on obverse and reverse in combination with others. 
  • Ashokan Pillar will be watermarked in the window without the words Satyameva Jayate. 
  • It contains the words ‘भारत सरकार’ above the words “Government of India” on the reverse side. 
  • Also, on the reverse side will be the year 2017 on the representation of One Rupee coin with ₹ symbol in floral design. 
  • The number 1 will be hidden somewhere in the centre. 
  • The note will have the bilingual signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Ministry of Finance. 
  • The note will contain the replica of New Rupee One coin with the rupee ₹ symbol of 2017 issued with ‘Satyameva Jayate’ and capital insert letter ‘L’ in numbering panel. 


Calling for application of volunteers from Postal/Sorting Assistant cadre to work in PTC, Dharbhanga as Office Assistant

Applicability of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed in Government Service after retirement and whose pay is debitable to Civil Estimates/ Fixation of pay of State Govt.Employees on their appointment in Central Govt, subsequent to the implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules,2016

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Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners

Retirement on 31.05.2017

Shri E. Murugadas, PS to SSRM, MA division
Smt V. Padmini, Steno, Tirur division,
Smt Praveeda Tachan, Steno, Kannur division
are retiring from service on 31.05.2017.

AIPSA wishes them a happy and healthy retired life.

Friday, May 12, 2017

The time limit to receive and dispose of pay anomalies of central government employees has been extended by the Centre by three months

7th Pay Commission: Centre Extends Time Limit To Receive, Dispose Anomalies.
New Delhi: The time limit to receive and dispose of pay anomalies of central government employees has been extended by the Centre by three months.
The deadline to resolve any discrepancy arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission (7CPC) reports will be November 15, instead of August 15, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.
“The time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended by three months from the date of expiry of receiving anomalies i.e. from February 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017,” the DoPT order F.No.11/2/2016-JCA, issued last week said.
The DoPT had last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies.
The anomaly committees were to be formed at two levels– national and departmental–consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side of the national council and the departmental council respectively.
The Departmental Anomaly Committee is chaired by the additional secretary or the joint secretary (administration) concerned.
“The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more departments and in respect of common categories of employees.
“The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another ministry or department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser,” the DoPT had said.
The committees have been mandated to receive anomalies through secretary, staff side of respective council.
Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of anomaly and those where there is a disagreement between the staff side and the official side on the anomaly will be dealt by an “arbitrator”, to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides, it had said.
The arbitrator will consider the disputed cases arising in the anomaly committees at the national as well as department level.

Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS-Reg.

How to Pay Postal Life Insurance (PLI) Premium Online @indiapost.gov.in

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Online Gramin Dak Sevak Engagement
Candidates belonging to SC/ST and Female need not to pay Fee. They Can Register and apply Online directly with Registration Number. Candidates belonging to UR/OBC Male are required to make Fee payment after Registration Process and can Apply Online after availability of Fee ID and Registration Number. Candidates who has to pay fee payment can make payment only at Head Postoffices.No other mode of payment is allowed.
Last date for acceptance of GDS applications extended for the Circles : Punjab - 15/05/2017 || Gujarat - 15/05/2017 || Assam - 24/05/2017 || Haryana - 24/05/2017 || Maharashtra - 27/05/2017 || Delhi - 31/05/2017 || Karnataka - 31/05/2017 || North East - 05/06/2017 || Tamil Nadu - 05/06/2017 || West Bengal - 10/06/2017 || Chattisgarh - 20/05/2017 || Haryana - 20/05/2017 || Assam - 21/05/2017 || Maharashtra - 21/05/2017 || Delhi - 23/05/2017 || Karnataka - 23/05/2017 || Tamilnadu - 24/05/2017
1Andhra Pradesh 1126
2Assam 467
3Bihar 0
4Chattisgarh 123
5Delhi 16
6Gujarat 1912
7Haryana 438
8Himachal Pradesh 391
9Jammukashmir 0
10Jharkhand 256
11Karnataka 1048
12Kerala 1193
13Madhya Pradesh 1859
14Maharashtra 1789
15North Eastern 748
16Odisha 1072
17Punjab 620
18Rajasthan 1577
19Tamilnadu 128
20Telangana 645
21Uttar Pradesh 0
22Uttarakhand 579
23West Bengal 4982


Kerala  Circle - Total  vacancies  -  1193

Application online Submission Start Date: 11/05/2017

Application online Submission End Date: 10/06/2017.

Source : http://appost.in/gdsonline/Home.aspx

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simple method to link Pan no to aadhar before July 31st

The IT Dept had been asking people to link their PAN no. with Aadhar before 31 July and many were finding it difficult as their names did not match in both. ( Eg. Names with initials in one and expanded initials in another). Responding to complaints, the IT dept has come out with a simple solution now.
Just go to their www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in website and log in. Then go to Profile settings and choose Aadhar linking. Then enter Aadhar no. and ENTER NAME AS GIVEN IN AADHAR CARD. Then both get linked and u will get a confirmation about its success to ur email too. This is a simpler process than several other methods tried earlier. 
Please note that matching of PAN and Aadhar is inevitable for GST also.

List of Post Offices where Speed Post booking facility is available 24×7

Clarification on Recently Notified Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
08-May-2017 16:46 IST

Clarification on Recently Notified Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017 
The Government has notified the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017 on 28th March,2017 and the provisions of the Amendment Act have come into force with effect from 1st April,2017, except those relating to crèche facility {Section 4(1)} which would come into force from 01.07.2017. 
Keeping in view queries received from various quarters, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, on 12.04.2017, had issued certain clarifications on various provisions of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. One of the clarifications issued by the Ministry stated that the enhanced maternity benefit, as modified by the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) bill, 2016 can be extended to women who are already under maternity leave at the time of enforcement of this Amendment Act. 
Having received further queries and to remove doubts, it is further clarified that it is mandatory on the part of employers to extend the benefit of enhanced maternity leave to those women workers who were already on maternity leave on the date of enforcement of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017 i.e. as on 01.04.2017.

7th Pay Commission Allowances: Updates On Empowered Committee Meeting

7th Pay Commission Allowances: Updates On Empowered Committee Meeting - By NDTV
The allowance committee which examined 7th pay commission's recommendations has suggested some modifications.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is likely to meet soon to screen the allowance committee report on 7th pay commission recommendations, an employee union leader said. He expects the Empowered Committee of Secretaries to firm up the proposal in a fortnight for approval of the Cabinet. The Ashok Lavasa committee on allowances, which examined the 7th pay commission's recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. The allowance committee has suggested some modifications in some allowances that are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories, the finance ministry said in a statement. 
The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent. 
The 7th pay commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance. 
The Cabinet had earlier approved modification in recommendations of the 7th pay commission relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on recommendations of a high-level panel. The decision will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Report On Allowances To Be Placed Before Secretaries Panel Next Week

New Delhi: The report on allowances will be placed before the empowered committee of secretaries in the next week for screening, a finance ministry official told on Monday.
The empowered committee of secretaries to take up all issues of allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA), which has been submitted by Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on its report under the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The Cabinet approved the setting up of Empowered Committee of Secretaries on January 13, 2016 to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in an overall perspective. Accordingly, the report of allowances will be screened by that Empowered Committee of Secretaries, the official said.

The finance ministry has set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on January 27, 2016 on cabinet nod for processing the report of the 7th Pay Commission, which has bearing on remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.
The other members in the panel include secretaries from the Home Affairs and Defence ministry and secretaries of department of personnel and training, pension and PW, revenue, expenditure, posts, health, and science and technology. Chairman of Railway Board, Deputy CAG and Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat are also on the panel.
“It will look at all the issues of allowances, including HRA and it will function as a Screening Committee to process the Committee on Allowances report with regard to all relevant factors,” the official said.
“The report on allowances is now being examined in the Department of Expenditure. It will be completed shortly, we expect, the finance minister Arun Jaitley next week will hand over it to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to examine it and after consideration by the empowered committee of secretaries, the higher allowances shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.,” the official added.
The employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance at the old rates until the cabinet approval of higher allowances.

Authorization of Branch Post Offices for Booking of Speed Post

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Maternity Benefit ( Amendment ) Act , 2017 - Clarifications : Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Supply of POS (Swipe Machines) to all HOs in India

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Click Here to view the list of Head Offices to which SBI POS machines are being supplied for use in MPCM counter of Head Post Offices for booking of registers/speed post articles.

Minimum BSNL Broadband Speed Increased to 4Mbps at No Extra Cost

As informed earlier, BSNL Broadband Speed has been increased to a minimum of 4Mbps from 2Mbps across the country starting May 1. The state-run telecom operator is India’s leading wired broadband service provider and the speed upgrade comes at no cost to its consumers.Minimum BSNL broadband speed increased to 4Mbps.
The speed change is valid across the nation for existing and new subscribers starting 1st May 2017. However, the FUP speed remains unchanged at 1Mbps.
The speed hike comes for plans which have Fixed Monthly Charges(FMC) of Rs 675 and above. Apart from the increase in minimum speed, BSNL is also increasing the FUP high-speed data limit by up to 250% for many plans. For instance, the revised high-speed data with the 20 GB plan will now be 70 GB which sums up to a 250% hike as reported by ET.
The plans are not reflected on the BSNL portal as of now, but they will soon be updated. The BSNL Customer service centers or call center can be reached at 1800-345-1500 for new connections and updated BSNL broadband speed.
BSNL is offering amazing starter plans for new subscribers offering Unlimited Broadband at Rs 249. The plan offers 300 GB broadband data at 2 Mbps till the daily data limit of 10 GB is reached. After exhaustion of 10GB, the subscribers will still get unlimited internet access at 1 Mbps. This plan also offers unlimited calls to any number in the country from 9 pm to 7 am.
BSNL is the only operator offering 10GB per day plan under Wired Broadband service provider in the country.

Employment News : 6 May to 12 May 2017

Name Of Post : Constable (GD) under Sports Quota
No.of Vacancies : 355
Last Date :30 Days after Publication
Name Of Post : Assistant Superintendent, Technical Assistant, Commercial Assistant, Diploma Trainee etc
No.of Vacancies : 110
Last Date :15.05.2017
Name Of Post : Senior Scientist, Technical Officer, Technical Assistant etc
No.of Vacancies : 19
Last Date :05.05.2017
Name Of Post : Jr. Engineering Assistant IV, Jr. Materials Assistant and Junior Quality Control Analyst
No.of Vacancies : 74
Last Date :19.05.2017
Name Of Post : Supervisors in Various Disciplines
No.of Vacancies : 43
Last Date :31.05.2017

Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in

Cabinet approves modifications in pay structure, pay matrices

The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS).
The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation.
The Cabinet, while approving the 7th CPC recommendations for their implementation on 29th June, 2016, had made two modifications in the Defence Pay Matrix as under:
(a) Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13A (Brigadier) may be increased from 2.57 to 2.67.
(b) Additional 3 stages in Levels 12A (Lt. Col.), 3 stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and 2 stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added.
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS). The modifications are listed below:
  • Defence Pay Matrix has been extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix: The 7th CPC had recommended a compact Pay Matrix for Defence Forces personnel keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profiles of the service personnel. The Ministry of Defence raised the issue that the compact nature of the Defence Pay Matrix may lead to stagnation for JCOs in Defence Forces and proposed that the Defence Pay Matrix be extended to 40 stages. The Cabinet decision to extend the Defence Pay Matrix will benefit the JCOs who can continue in service without facing any stagnation till their retirement age of 57 years.
  • IOR for Levels 12 A (Lt. Col. and equivalent) and 13 (Colonel and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) in the Civil Pay Matrix has been increased from 2.57 to 2.67: Variable IOR ranging from 2.57 to 2.81 has been applied by the 7th CPC to arrive at Minimum Pay in each Level on the premise that with enhancement of Levels from Pay Band 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. This principle has not been applied in respect of Levels 12A (Lt. Col. and equivalent), 13 (Colonel and equivalent) and 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) of Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) of the Civil Pay Matrix on the ground that there was a disproportionate increase in entry pay at the level pertaining to GP 8700 in the 6th CPC regime. The IOR for Level 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix has already been revised upwards with the approval of the Cabinet earlier. In view of the request from Ministry of Defence for raising the IOR for Levels 12 A and 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix and requests from others, the IOR for these levels has been revised upwards to ensure uniformity of approach in determining the IOR.
  • To give effect to the decisions to extend the Defence Pay Matrix and to enhance the IORs, the three Pay Matrices – Civil, Defence and MNS – have also been revised. While doing so, two calculation errors noticed in the MNS Pay Matrix have also been rectified.
  • To ensure against reduction in pay, benefit of pay protection in the form of Personal Pay was earlier extended to officers when posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) with the approval of Cabinet. The benefit will also be available to officers coming on Central Deputation on posts not covered under the CSS.
Source : Financial Express.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sri.Santosh Kumar Kamila (IPoS - 1986) will exercise the statutory powers of the post of CPMG , Jharkhand Circle in addition to his own duties.


Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Probationary Engineers Recruitment

Posts: Probationary Engineers

  • Electronics - 33 Posts
  • Mechanical - 20 Posts
  • Computer Science - 10 Posts
  • Civil - 3 Posts
Total No. of Posts: 66 Posts

Educational Qualification:First class in Engineering Degree from AICTE approved Colleges in Electronics / Electronics  & Communication / Electronics & Telecommunication / Communication /Telecommunication / Mechanical / Computer Science/ Computer Science and Engineering/ Civil Engineering.

Age Limit: The maximum age limit for General candidates is 25 years of age as on 01.04.2017 for all posts

Application Fees:
  • Rs. 500/- for General and OBC
  • No application fee for others
The above posts are for all /any of the BEL Units/Offices in the following locations:

  • Bangalore (Karnataka) 
  • Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) 
  • Pune (Maharashtra) 
  • Hyderabad (Telangana) 
  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 
  • Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) 
  • Panchkula (Haryana) 
  • Kotdwara (Uttarakhand) 
  • Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on an interview.

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

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Important Dates:
Last Date to Apply Online: 11-05-2017