Saturday, 31 December 2016



   PRESIDENT                                                                                                 SECRETARY
   NAPE (Gr- C )                                                                                              NAPE (Gr- C )
  PURI DIVISION                                                                                         PURI DIVISION

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Due credit not given for extra hours of work- SBI staff.

We’re surprised to note that the overtime amount payable has been reduced unilaterally

The arbitrary manner in which overtime wages were calculated came to light only when December salary was credited on Friday, A Jayakumar, General-Secretary, State Banks Staff Union, said.
Protest demos
Fixation of overtime wages based on an individual’s designation has created a lot of confusion, he told BusinessLine here. The award staff held protest demonstrations in front of the Local Head Office (LHO) here as well as at offices in Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kozhikode on Friday.
The Chief General Manager of the LHO has assured the unions that its concerns would be conveyed to the SBI Corporate Centre in Mumbai, Jayakumar said.
BusinessLine has learnt that overtime was allowed for two hours on November 10 and 11 and for a full day on the two holidays of November 12 and 13 to ‘associates’ (clerical cadre) as following.
Overtime wages
Associates: ₹5,114; Senior Associates: ₹8,485; Special Associates: ₹13,173; and Senior Special Associates: ₹17,786.
Meanwhile, Sanjeev K Bandlish, General-Secretary, All India SBI Staff Federation, has requested the intervention of the management to set right the anomaly.
He said that the Federation has come to know that all SBI Circles were advised in regard to the amount to be paid to the award staff based on their designation.
Hourly basis
But as per the bilateral settlement dated March 31, 1967, overtime wages are to be paid according to hourly wages as are applicable and not based on the designation.
“We’re surprised to note that the overtime amount payable has been reduced unilaterally to the amount mentioned in the message from the Corporate Centre,” Bandlish said.
He recalled that business hours had been extended by three hours on November 10 and 11 and the staff had attended to every customer present in the banking hall during this period.
Balancing the day’s cash register was another huge task that required the staff to stay put in the branch for even longer


Source : POTOOLS

Friday, 23 December 2016



FIre Breakout at Puri HO


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Avail LTC for the block 2014-2015 before it finally expires by December 2016

Home Town Leave Travel Concession applicable for the year 2014-2015 can be either utilised as Home Town LTC or as All India LTC on or before 31st December 2016.

Have you planned for any Home Town Trip or Leave Travel by availing LTC and Encashment of Leave on LTC before this year expires ? Then Carry over provision available under Rule 10 of LTC Rules would be very handy to you.

Rule 10 of LTC provides that A Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years.

The Current 4 year LTC Block is 2014-2017 and Two Year Block Year is 2016-2017. However, the home town LTC applicable for the Two year block year of 2014-2015, can be carried over and utilised by Central Government Employees either as home town LTC or as All India before it finally expires on 31st December 2016.

By Carrying Over of LTC for the block year 2014-2015, employees who intend to travel on LTC before 31st December 2016, can avail one more Home Town LTC or All India LTC (if they have converted the home town LTC to All India LTC in the previous 2 year block) before December 2017.


 Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
 South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-l10011

 Respected Sir,

 We, the Federation of National Postal Organisation and its affiliated unions submit this letter to express our deep concern and request to honour the commitment given by the Group of Ministers in the meetings held with JCM (Staff Side) leaders on 30th June 2016 & 06th July 2016.

 Subsequently, an assurance was given that a High-Level Committee will examine the 7th CPC issues, mainly the Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. Based on the assurance, the JCM Constituent deferred the Strike action on 06th July 2016.

 Though a Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance and discussions held, the response has been disappointing.

 The employees of the Postal and other Central Government employees are greatly disappointed over the nonsettlement of the main issues.

 More so, many of the recommendations of the 7th CPC have created unrest in the minds of Central government employees in general and Postal employees in particular.

The issues raised after the implementation of 7th CPC & other long pending issues are enclosed.

 We request your kind attention to the issues listed in the enclosure and action thereof at the earliest.
 Thanking you, sir,
Yours Sincerely,


 1. Request to Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially the increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA, at the existing percentage itself, i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
 2. Request to Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
 3. Request to Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pensions and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
 4. Request to Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
 5.Request to Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay
6. Request to avoid Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7. Request to Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decided to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as a fresh entrance to the cadre for grant of the MACP.
8. Request to Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a shortcut as a purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
 9. Request to Fill up all vacant posts, including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts.
 10. Request to remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
 11. Request for Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. Employees..
 12. Request to Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
13. Request for Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
14. Request to Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Outstation allowance (OSA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

 15. Request to Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years. 16. Request to Revive JCM functioning at all levels.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

First Look Of CSI Point Of Sale after Bugs Cleared

CSI is the new vehicle which India Post is going to ride from the coming days. After the test drive in Mysuru, the new software has got so many bugs cleared. We had a chance to look into how the software works and trust me the software is very very easy to use.

I can assure you that our day to day work will be reduced to a great extent, and the most important thing is there is no scope for frauds. We can work with complete peace of mind.

Today we want to show you how the screens of the new software look. We will prepare complete step by step guides for all transactions in CSI Point of Sale software too.

Here's how the home screen looks like.

SB Order 14 : Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of Existing Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- banknotes - SB Orders regarding cash requirement of Post Offces

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Register Should be Maintained for depositing current legal tender notes from 29.11.2016

The counter PA should maintain a separate register for entering details of such deposit transactions.The proforma of the register is as follows:-
Name of the Account Holder
SB Account Number
Amount Deposited through current legal tender notes
Deno. of legal tender notes
Counter PA Sign.
PM/SPM/ Counter Supervisor Signature
Date and amount of withdrawal, if any

4. The depositors who are depositing current legal tender notes on or after 29.11.2016 should write the denomination of currency notes on the pay in slip.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Rs.10000 Advance in the form of Cash Payout to Central Government employees on 23.11.2016

Rs.10000 Advance in the form of Cash Payout to Central Government employees on 23.11.2016

Central Government employees up to Group 'C' including equivalent levels in the Defence and Para Military Forces, Railways and Central Public Sector Enterprises will be given an option to draw salary advance up to Rs. 10,000/- in cash. This amount will be adjusted in their salary for November, 2016. It is expected that this decision will ease the pressure on the banks.
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
17-November-2016 15:52 IST

The Central Government takes several decisions to facilitate farmers, small traders, Group ‘C’ Employees of Central Government including equivalent levels in the Defence and Para Military Forces, Railways and Central Public Sector Enterprises in the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes; Also decides to reduce the limit of exchange of old Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes across the counter in banks from Rs. 4500/- to Rs. 2000/-with effect from 18th November, 2016.

In the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, the Government of India has been receiving several suggestions including those from the State Governments. The Government has considered various suggestions and the following decisions relating to certain operational aspects of this scheme have been taken:

i. We are now at the beginning of the Rabi season. The farmers need various inputs for their agricultural activities. While the Government is keen on promoting payment through the banking or digital system, it is felt necessary to make some quantum of cash available with farmers to meet various expenses in connection with agricultural operations. It has, therefore, been decided that farmers would be permitted to draw upto Rs. 25000/- per week in cash from their KYC compliant accounts only. These cash withdrawals would be subject to the normal loan limits and conditions. This facility will also apply to the Kisan Credit Cards (KCC).

ii. Farmers are currently selling their produce from the Kharif season in the APMC markets/mandis. The farmers who receive such payments in their bank accounts through cheque/ RTGS will be permitted to draw up to Rs. 25000/- per week in cash. These accounts will have to be KYC compliant. This facility will enable the farmers to meet their various expenses connected with agriculture. This will also infuse lot of liquidity into the rural sector.

iii. Traders registered with APMC markets/mandis will be permitted to draw up to Rs. 50,000/- per week in cash from their KYC compliant accounts as in the case of business entities. This will enable these traders to pay wages and facilitate easy loading, unloading and other activities at the mandis.

iv. For payment of crop insurance premium, States fix time limits depending on their local requirements and conditions. Consequently, the last date for payment expires on different dates. It has now been decided to extend the last date for payment of crop insurance premium by 15 days.

v. While encouraging families to incur wedding expenses through cheques or digital means, it has been decided to permit families celebrating weddings to draw up to Rs. 2,50,000/- in cash from their own bank accounts. These accounts have to be necessarily KYC compliant. The amounts can be drawn only by either of the parents or the person getting married. Only one of them will be permitted to draw this amount. This limit of Rs. 2,50,000/- will apply separately to the girl’s family and the boy’s family. The person drawing such amount has to furnish the PAN details. Further, a self-declaration will have to be submitted by the person to the effect that only one person from his/her family is drawing the amount. It is expected that members of the public will fully cooperate to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to. Any misuse of this facility will invite appropriate action based on the self-declaration and other details.

vi. At present, over the counter exchange of old Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes is limited up to maximum of Rs. 4500/- per person. Reports have been received that the same persons are going back to the counter again and again, thereby cornering the facility and depriving many other people from exchanging old notes.
There are also reports of organized groups indulging in such practices to convert their black money into white. It is now expected and desirable that people put their old notes into their bank accounts. However, for convenience of the people who may be on temporary visit either for work or otherwise, it has been decided to reduce this limit of exchange of old Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes across the counter in banks from Rs. 4500/- to Rs. 2000/-. This facility will be available only once per person. The reduced limit of Rs. 2000/- will take effect from 18th November, 2016.

vii. Central Government employees up to Group 'C' including equivalent levels in the Defence and Para Military Forces, Railways and Central Public Sector Enterprises will be given an option to draw salary advance up to Rs. 10,000/- in cash. This amount will be adjusted in their salary for November, 2016. It is expected that this decision will ease the pressure on the banks.

Source: PIB

Friday, 11 November 2016

Opening of Head Post Offices (HOs) on 13.11.2016 (Sunday) for the exchange of Withdrawn Old Series (WOS) bank notes and for opening SB Counters

No. 24-01/2016-PO
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PO Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001

Dated: 11.11.2016

All Chief Postmasters General
All Postmasters General

Subject: Regarding opening of Head Post Offices (HOs) on 13.11.2016 (Sunday) for the exchange of Withdrawn Old Series (WOS) bank notes and for opening SB Counters. The competent authority has ordered that all the Head Post Offices across the country will remain open on 13.11.2016 (Sunday) for exchange of Withdrawn Old Series (WOS) of bank notes in denominations of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- with new currency/ prevalent notes, and for opening SB Counters. 

2. The Head Post Offices should arrange for drawal of sufficient cash from the linked Banks in advance. The purpose of keeping the Post Offices open on 13.11.2016 is specifically for exchange of WOS notes with the new/prevalent ones and opening SB counters and not for other operations. Sufficient number of counters should be operationalized to avoid any kind of inconvenience to the public. The information about availability of cash for exchange purpose may be displayed on the notice board of respective Post Offices well in advance. This may also be widely published through the press. Requirement of staff shall be as per local assessment.

3. A compliance report in this regard may be sent to this Directorate by 1100 hrs of 15.11.2016 on email id

(M. S. Rana)

Friday, 4 November 2016

National Union Meeting with Secretary,DoP,Sri.B.V.Sudhakar

           National Union Meeting with Secretary,DoP,Sri.B.V.Sudhakar 

Memorandum submitted to Secretary India post by Shri D.kishenrao,GS NUPE Gr-C along with Rajat Das-president, Shivakumar-cs Bangalore,Sivaji- CS AP,Lakshminarayana CS GDS AP,L.krishnaprasad-RR Visakhapatnam and submitted representations regarding GDS compassionate appointment,GDS Rule-3 transfer,NUGDS trade union facilities,dettachment of GDS MC/MD duties to BPM,and discussed about allowances of departmental employees.A detailed memorandum submitted to Secretary for recommending Govt.of India regarding GDS pay committee recommendations 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Dear Sir/Madam,

This is regarding the warning message “RICT Unique number is not entered. Do you want to proceed” thrown while opening BO account. A new patch has been deployed in PRODUCTION for FSI ROLLOUT.

Please find below the details of the patch

The field RICT unique number is for entering the unique number generated in RICT device while opening of new accounts (SB / RD / TD). So, while opening new accounts, if BO is selected, then the warning message you have mentioned will be displayed and the offices can skip this by selection YES option if  RSI FSI rollout has not happened.

This may please be intimated to all POs for information.

Thanks and Regards
Gopinath S
Inspector Posts
Chennai 600 002

BO Computer Device information - under RICT Solutions -Department unveiled the project

Main Computing Device (MCD)

Peripherals / accessories to MCD

Important abbreviations

Improper Handling and Delivery of AD Cards by Post Offices and Sorting Offices

Saturday, 8 October 2016

How eMO alert shows in RICT Branch Post Office Device

Following image depicts how emo alert shows in RICT Brach Post Office hand held device.
As a pilot phase Department of Post has started using solar powered, biometric hand-held devices in rural post office with connectivity along with the application software in selected circles viz. Bihar, UP and Rajasthan. This move was the outcome of Rural ICT project declared by the Government of India.

Following re the important features or benefits of Hand-held device supplied to Branch Post Offices.

1. Electronic transactions- Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationery will be done through these devices and paper receipt shall be generated

2. Instantaneously thereby eliminating chances of overcharging and other problems associated with manual transactions. Savings Bank deposits & withdrawals, PLI/RPLI premium deposits and loan/claim payments will also be done electronically on these devices.

3. Immediate uploading of transaction data and financial reconciliation- Using mobile connectivity, data pertaining to all transactions done on the hand-held devices shall be uploaded onto the central server. E-Money order will reach the destination post office instantaneously unlike present day where the money order is digitized at the nearest computerized Post Office and leads to delay in delivery. All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately without any manual intervention and Cash on Delivery amount collected in the village shall be immediately credited to the account of e-Commerce Company. Similarly the artisans would be able to fulfill e-commerce orders and receive immediate payment for their sold products online. This will have a positive impact on the overall economy of the villages.

4. Automatic track and trace- Speed Post and Registered letters/parcels and money remittances will be trackable at the Branch Post Office level and booking/delivery information will also be uploaded to central server immediately.

5. Fraud and leakage elimination- As Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance transactions will be done on a real-time basis and through immediate generation of receipt and voice message, chances of fraud would be eliminated. Biometric authentication of MNREGS and social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out would also reduce leakage in the schemes

6. Post Offices as Common Service Centres- Branch Post Offices shall be able to work as Common Service Centres and offer services such as Railway Reservation, online bill payment for electricity and water utilities, mobile and DTH recharge, insurance policy premium payments & transactions for partner banks/insurance companies/mutual funds etc

7th CPC : New Allowances from August ? SHARES Share Tweet Share Pin Share

Following News has been published by Sen Times, a popular website for Central Govt. employees.

“Fatter allowances are likely to be implemented with effect from August 1, 2016,” sources in Finance Ministry familiar with the matter said today morning asking not be named.

“The arrears of hike in basic pay is usually only paid. No arrears for allowances is paid, as per usual practice, the allowances is paid from the date of starting payment of salaries on the recommendation of the new pay commission, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations has been started from August. Hence the government will implement higher allowance from August 2016 and the government is considering this angle,” the sources said.

The government has paid its employees arrears arising from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in one go in August salaries. The basic pay hike has been made effective from January 1, 2016.

“The FM is likely to approve the proposal of committee on allowances which will stick to the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances like glue and the higher allowances will be implemented with prospective effect from August 2016,” the sources confirmed.

However, the central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016.

The hike in allowances is likely to happen by October 31, the sources told The Sen Times.

Seventh Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to Rules of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants

The interest free advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.


Grant of advances (Computer Advance Rs.50,000/-) – 7th CPC Amendment to Rules 21(5) of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.

No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 7th October, 2016

Subject: Grant of advances – Seventh Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules 21(5) of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations relating to advances, the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances — 21(5) relating to Personal Computer Advance are amended as per the amendments attached.

2. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this O.M. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. The other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle / Scooter / Moped Advance will stand discontinued.

4. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information.

Hindi version of this O.M. is enclosed.

(Pankaj Hazarika)
Director, E. I(A)

Friday, 30 September 2016

Today SGFNPO, Present FNPO, NUGDS, General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary of NUGDS met with Chairman GDS Committee during the meeting Secretary GDS Committee also present, the following points were discussed-

1.  GDS pay shall be fixed by multiplying by 3.25 factor.
2.  Gratuity as per the provisions of Gratuity act 1972 has to be paid to the GDS on discharge.
3.  The present pension scheme is not at all attractive or beneficial to the GDS. GDS should be allowed to join NPS.
4.  Provisioning of medical facilities to the GDS.
5.  10% reservation in PA cadre during recruitment.
6.  Maternity grant for women GDS.
7.  Rationalisation of categories of GDS staff.
8.  Assessment of workload of GDS post through point system.
9.  Uniform TRCA.
10.Incentive for works over uniform TRCA.
11.Improving accommodation for Branch Post Office.
12.RMS GDS should be observed as MTS in one time measure.

More details will be posted our website shortly.

Today SG FNPO, President FNPO, NUGDS General Secretary& DGS NUGDS met the following officers. Chairman Postal Board. Director General &DDG. (est).

Outcome of the meeting.

GDS Bonus: GDS Committee recommended revision of bonus ceiling from 3500 to 7000 as in the case Departmental employees. DDG sent the file to JS&FA for approval after this it will go to  Chairman Postal Board for final approval let us hope for the best within two days.

Cadre Restructuring for RMS, Circle office& SBCO:  File has been sent for approval to the Communication Minister.

MMS Cadre Restructuring: DOP&T raised some doubts this will be cleared by the Department next week.

Postman Recruitment: Department decided to cancel the earlier examination final decision has to be taken.