Monday, December 13, 2010
SPECIAL BENEFITS IN CASES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY IN SERVICE - PAYMENT OF DISABILITY PENSION / FAMILY PENSION - RELAXATION OF QUALIFYING SERVICE-
No. 33/5/2009-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner's Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-II 0003
Dated the 10th December, 2010
Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - payment of disability pension/family pension - relaxation of qualifying service-
The undersigned is directed to say that the scales of disability pension admissible
under CCS (EOP) Rules were laid down in para 3 of Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare's O.M. No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated 3.2.2000. The said O.M. dated 3.2.2000was modified vide Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18-11-2008.
2. The service element of the disability pension under Categories 'B' and 'C' of this
Departments' O.M. No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated 3.2.2000 is regulated by the CCS
(Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (EOP) Rules, according to which only service gratuity is admissible to Government servants with less than 10 years qualifying service and pension is admissible for qualifying service of 10 years or more. The matter has been reviewed by the Government considering the hardships being faced by the disabled Govt. servants who have less than 10 years qualifying service at the time of discharge and it has been decided that the disability pension of Govt. servants who are discharged from Govt. service will be regulated as under:
Disability Pension - for cases covered under categories 'B' and 'C'
le (1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension(@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10months, whichever is more beneficial to the Government servant) and gratuity admissible under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, plus disability element equal to 30% of basic pay, for 100% disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible. The condition of minimum of qualifying service of 5years for payment of gratuity would continue to be admissible/applicalbein accordance with Rule 50 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
(2) For disability less than 100%, disability element of disability pension shall be reduced proportionately. In cases of disability pension where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the disability pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the reckonable emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 7000/- per month.
Disability pension - For cases covered under Category 'D'
(I) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension(@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10months, whichever is more beneficial to the Govt. servant) and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension subject to the condition that the aggregate of the service and disability element shall not be less than 80% of the pay last drawn, for 100%disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible.
(2)For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present subject to the broad banding of percentage of disability as in OM dated 3/2/2000.
Disability pension - For cases covered under Category 'E'
(1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension(@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10months, whichever is more beneficial to the Govt. servant) and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal to pay last drawn. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service elements. No service gratuity would be admissible.
The condition that the aggregate of the service and disability elements shall not exceed the pay last drawn for 100% disability - stands withdrawn w.e.f.1.7.2009.
(2) For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present subject to the broad banding of percentage of disability as in OM dated 3.2.2000.
3. Other terms and conditions in the CCS (EOP) Rules and Liberalized Pensionary
Awards Scheme which are not specifically modified by these orders shall continue to
4. These orders will be effective from 01.01.2006.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure vide their U.O. NO.515/EV/201 0 dated 26.10.2010.
6. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these
orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)
Sri. P. K. Gopinath
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Delay and irregularities in implementations of Modified Assured career progression scheme clarification regarding.
Ref: - Yr. letter no. 4-7 (MACPs)/2009-PCC dt. 18.10.2010.
While thanking the kind gesture in clarifying all the vital issues on MACP, we wish to bring the following to your kind notice for further clarifications.
(i) Under clarification no. 4 in the orders cited above in the reference, it was clarified that such cases where due date of financial upgradation proceeds the refusal for regular promotion, financial upgradation under MACPs shall be allowed.
So far our demand in this point is concerned that since the orders on MACP was issued on 18.09.2009 stipulating the said conditions, the officials who declined regular promotions in between 1.9.2008 to 18.9.2009 prior to the issue of orders should be considered and their earlier declination to regular promotions should not be a bar for MACP or postponing their financial upgradations. During discussions it was agreed earlier to consider.
(ii) While clarifying item no 5, it is mentioned interalia:
“Similarly the officials who were facing disciplinary action as on the date of their upgradation can only be not considered.’
It requires to be linked with the latest DOPT & Trg OM No. 22012/1/99 – Estt (D) in which it is clarified under para 3 as follows:
“No promotion can be withheld merely on the basis of suspicion or doubt or where the matter is under preliminary investigation and has not reached the stage of issue of charge sheet etc.”
If this provision is added in the MACP clarifications, many officials will get their due promotions since in many cases, the MACP has not been granted merely on the ground of prima facie cases, or preliminary enquiry etc. The copy of the DOPT OM is enclosed for ready reference.
(iii)The Screening Committees for scrutinizing the confidential reports for the preceding five years in case of officials who have not been granted MACP earlier due to application of bench mark as directed vide Directorate letter No. 4-7(MACPs)/2009-PCC dt. 1.9.2010 have not been constituted so far in many circles even though the maximum period was prescribed one month. In most of the circles, due to non formation of screening Committee and lack of directions to the divisional heads to review/reconsider the left out cases compulsorily, nothing is moving and deprived officials could not get the fruit of the prudent Postal Board’s decision on this major issue.
It is requested to kindly consider the above and cause appropriate clarifications and orders at the earliest.
With profound regards,
DA: as above
(K. V. Sridharan)
Ms. Radhika Doraisamy
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Creation of Post master’s cadre – problem there on in the initial constitution – request consideration.
At the outset, we wish to place on record that we are not against to the introduction of Postmaster’s cadre but seek certain modifications in the interest of staff and service. The following are the few which require your immediate kind attention.
1. At present more than 60% of LSG posts 70% of HSG II posts & HSG I posts in all circles remain unfilled up. As such seeking options from the existing LSG for Post master’s cadre will end with futile results. To off shoot the problems, the following is suggested.
(i) Please cause instructions to fill up all vacant LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I posts either permanently or on adhoc basis and thereafter willingness may be called for among the LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I officials.
(ii) In case if the same is not possible due to recruitment rules, minimum service etc, the officials in MACP I, II & III may be considered in the initial constitution of the Postmaster cadre.
(iii) It may be ensured that at the initial constitution of Postmaster’s cadre, 100% of posts should be filled up among the existing willing officials either on seniority in LSG or MACP or length of PA service. Thereafter, the element of examination may be introduced.
2. All the LSG officials working in Accounts line may be permitted to opt for Postmaster’s cadre since they are entitled to work as Postmaster in HSG-II & HSG-I as per the existing recruitment rules.
3. In the initial constitution of various grades of Postmaster while obtaining option from the existing officials, the requisite minimum service should not be insisted since in many cases the promotions to HSG-II & HSG-I were not accorded in time properly. To cite an example, the adhoc HSG-I is continuing over three years by granting extension once in six months.
4. Similarly, 25% earmarked for HSG-I in Postmaster Group B shall be filled up with the existing HSG I officials without insisting the minimum required service in the initial constitution of the cadre.
5. It is further requested to cause instructions that the opted officials shall be given preference in posting in the same division in case of identified posts are available in the division to avert maximum dislocation in the initial constitution.
Apart from the above, the following improvements may please be considered.
(i) Since the Postmaster Grade-I is supervisory post, it should be elevated to Pay Band II with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- Similar elevation is required in higher cadre also.
(ii) Since a separate cadre is carved out, 100% of the Senior Postmasters, and Chief Postmasters posts shall also be filled up only among officials in the Postmaster’s cadre only. There is no need for any reservation to other categories other than the Postmaster cadre.
It is requested to arrange a meeting at the earliest with Staff Side to discuss all the points stated above in order to ensure smooth implementation of the scheme, minimize dislocation of staff and more volunteers to the newly carved cadre etc. Unless the above issues are sorted out at the initial constitution, it will have a perennial loss to the employees which will result in resentment only.
It is requested to consider the above and cause appropriate orders at the earliest.
With profound regards,
(K. V. Sridharan)
Syllabus for Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of Post Master Grade-I in Post Offices
2. Syllabus for these two questions papers is given as under:
PAPER – I
(i) Customer Service & Grievances
a) Post Office Guide – Part I
b) Compendium of Processing and Disposal of Public complaints
c) Knowledge about DOPG, DOARPG and RTI cases
d) Consumer Forum/Post Forum/Citizen Charter
e) Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules,
f) Conduct Rules
g) General Financial Rules
(ii) Postal Operations
a) Postal Manual Volume V
b) Postal Manual Volume VI (Part I, II & III)
c) FHB Volume II
d) POSB Manuals (Volume I, II and III) OR compilation of POSB Manual Volume I & II written by Kawaljit Singh, AD (FS) Department of Posts
e) Project Arrow-Blue Book
PAPER – II
a) a)Knowledge of products and services of Departments of Posts
b) b) Marketing: Principles of marketing assessment of related products and services
c) c) PLI/RPLI, Post Office Insurance Fund Rule, outline knowledge about Insurance Schemes, Mutual Fund and other financial products and services in the market.
d) d) General Awareness and current affairs including general mental ability test covering logical reasoning (verbal and non verbal), numerical analysis (arithmetic) and basic mathematical equations and statistical tools like mean, median, mode, graphical representation of data, comprehension and basic language skills.
e) e) General principles of technology;
f) f) Basic technology requirement – computer, server, laptopg) g) Connectivity of computers
Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘A’ lying vacant 103
Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘B’ lying vacant 2404
Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘C’ lying vacant 46506
The vacancies are either meant to be filled up by promotion or by direct recruitment according to the provisions in the Recruitment Rules. The Departmental Promotion Committees are meeting periodically to fill up the posts by promotion. Also the Departmental Examination is held regularly to fill up promotional posts wherever the Departmental examinations are prescribed. The vacancies meant to be filled up by direct recruitment are also being filled up in accordance with the policies of the Government.
The shortage of manpower due to promotions, retirement, death or leave is managed by adhoc arrangements, redistribution and combination of duties and by engagement of Short Duty Staff in the Post Offices and paid substitutes for delivery of postal articles. These steps ensure that postal services are not adversely affected.
This information was given by Shri Sachin Pilot,the Minister of Stare for Communication and Information Technology in written reply to a question today in Rajya Sabha .
The Department has released the recruitment rules for creation of Postmaster cadre. The whole order is reproduced below for the consumption of all members/viewers.
Opinion/Suggestion if any on this issue, please forward the same to P3 CHQ and also to Federation for further discussion with the Department.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg New Delhi – 110001
Dated, 22nd November, 2010
All Chief Post Masters General
Sub: - Introduction of Postmaster Cadre in Postal Wing.
I am directed to say that Department of Posts operates mainly through its about 25500 Departmental Post Offices. The services it offers have grown in the traditional areas of sale of stamps, booking of Money orders and Registered letters as also in Savings Bank functions, especially where Post Offices disburse NREGA wages to beneficiaries. In many post offices these activities are carried out electronically, new services like e-payment, e-post etc is also offered. Further the Department has also entered into agreements with private players like Western Union for money transfers. In the area of mail, both express, parcel and traditional, the Department of Posts faces tremendous competition. It has to offer excellent services by way of continuous upgrades in quality and in the add on value of its mail products, like IOD, national billing, same day delivery of corporate mail etc.
2. In spite of the long existence of the Post Offices and challenges being faced by the Department from private players in the field there had never been an exclusive cadre for Postmasters. The Postal Assistants, LSG/HSG-II, I etc. are posted to man the posts of Postmasters. This system served the Department quite well till some time back. But now in order to improve/upgrade the functioning of the Post Offices, meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and to increase productivity it has absolutely become essential to ensure that key Post Offices are headed by professional managers. Thus, in order to ensure that professionally qualified, trained and meritorious officials head they key Post Offices, it has been decided to introduce a separate cadre of Postmasters comprising the following grades by carving out the posts from existing General Line posts as ordered vide this Directorates letter No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dt. 03.02.2010.
Senior Postmaster 116 Posts
(Rs. 9300-34800 + Rs.4800 Grade Pay)
Postmaster Gr – III 495 Posts
(Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4600 Gr. Pay)
Postmaster Gr-II 511 Posts
(Rs. 9300-34800 + Rs.4200 Gr. Pay)
Postmaster Gr-I 2097 Posts
(Rs. 5200-20200 + Rs.2800 Gr. Pay)
3. The Recruitment Rules of the above stated grades have since been framed and notified. A copy of the Recruitment Rules called the Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster (Group B Gazetted), Postmaster (Grade ‘ III and II’ – Group B non – Gazetted) and Postmaster (Grade I-Group C non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules, 2010, dated 9th September, 2010 is forwarded herewith.
4. The number of posts in the various grades of the Postmaster carved out of the existing General Line Posts in various Postal Circles is being issued separately.
5. Thus it may be noted that:
I. A separate cadre of Postmasters has been created at the level of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I and PS Group ‘B’ by carving out the cadre from the existing General Line Cadre Posts in Postal Wing and PS Group ‘B’ and designated as Postmaster Gr –I, Postmaster Gr.II , Postmaster Gr.III and Senior Postmaster.
II. Initial constitution of the various Grades of Postmasters shall be done by inviting options/applications from the existing incumbents of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I in Post offices and PS Group, ‘B’.
III. In subsequent years all the vacancies in Postmaster Gr.I shall be filled up through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, From amongst PAs with 5 years regular service in the grade.
IV. All the vacancies in Postmaster Gr. II Posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Postmaster Gr. I with 6 years regular service in the grade (including regular service in LSG, if any).
V. All the vacancies in Postmaster Gr. III posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Postmaster Gr. II with 5 years regular service the grade (including regular service in HSG II, If any).
VI. 25% of vacancies in the grade of Sr. Postmaster will be filled up by promotion of Postmaster Gr. III with 2 years of regular service in the grade (including regular service in HSG, I if any) and 75% by Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with 6 years of regular service in the grade on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE).
VII. The officials in PS Gr ‘B’ and Senior Postmaster (Gazetted) would be eligible for induction in IPOs, Gr ‘A’ on the basis of a consolidated eligibility list.
6. To begin with the Postal Circles, as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules, may call for the options/applications with their bio-data from the willing officials holding the posts in the equivalent grades for appointment as Postmaster grade I, II and III respectively. While inviting for the applications it may be categorically stated that:
I. Once and official submits his application he will not be allowed to withdraw the same.
II. Officials who are still left with at least two years of service to retire may only apply in order to avoid their dislocation at the fag end of their service.
III. In the event of their appointment as Postmaster their further career progression will be in the hierarchy in the Postmaster cadre only as per the provisions in the relevant Recruitment Rules and not in the General Line.
7. The applications so received may be scrutinized to find out the eligibility of the applicants. Thereafter the applications of the eligible applicants may be placed before the Screening Committee mentioned under Col. 11 of the respective grades for assessing their suitability based on their ACRs and vigilance clearance provided they attain the minimum bench mark of ‘Good’ Those who are found suitable they may be arranged in the order of seniority for appointment in respective grade of postmaster as they enjoyed in the General Line.
8. If after filling up the posts as per procedure mentioned in above paragraph certain number of posts still remain unfilled the same shall be filled up by promotion as per the provision contained in col. 12 of the respective Recruitment Rules. It may please be noted that in that event the unfilled posts in Postmaster Gr. I will have to be filled up on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. The pattern and scheme for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination to fill up the vacancies in the grade of Postmaster Gr.I would follow shortly.
9. All the Postal circles are requested to follow the time-line mentioned below to fill up the posts of Postmaster:
(i) Date of Issue of Circular calling for the options/applications for appointment as Postmaster Grade I, II and III. - 14.12.2010
(ii) Last date for receipt of options/applications along with bio-data - 15.01.2011
(iii) Completion of scrutiny of applications and obtaining Vigilance Clearance and ACR dossiers. - 31.01.2011
(iv) Submission to Screening Committee. - 10.02.2011
(vi) Submission of the minutes to the appointing authority for approval - 01.03.2011
(vii) Issue of appointment orders - 16.03.2011
10. Thereafter the Postmasters so appointed may be deputed for training immediately in consultation with the Training Division of the Directorate.
11. The receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.
(V. C. Kajla)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 24-11-2010
Chief Postmaster General
General Managers (Finance)
Director of Accounts Postal
Subject: - Revision of Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) to delivery staff and remuneration to other staff
I am directed to refer to Directorates letter of even number dated 4-9-2002 and 28.1.2003 on the above subject.
2. The Department has received a number of references from the staff Associations requesting for upward revision of fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) admissible to Postmen staff. A Committee of Senior Officers was constituted for looking into the issue and the report of the Committee has been examined carefully in consultation with integrated Finance wing and the Competent Authority has ordered enhancement of the Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) admissible to Postmen staff. The details are as under:
(a) When One Postman performs duty of an absentee Postman by combination of duties
Rs.29 per day to Rs.50 per day
(b) When two Postmen perform duty of an absentee Postman by sharing the beat
Rs.14 per day to Rs.24 per day
3. The competent Authority has also ordered fixation/revision of Holiday Monetary Compensation payable to Postmen Staff and other Departmental staff brought on duty on 2nd consecutive Holiday if three consecutive holidays occur as shown under:
1.Supervisor ; Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
2. Postal Assistant ;Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
3. Postmen/Sorting Postmen ;Rs.85 per holiday
4. Multi tasking staff ;Rs.60 per holiday for 4 hours
4. All other conditions for payment of Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) issued vide OM No.10-23/87-PE.I dt. 21.12.93 and delivery of unregistered letters on holidays issued under 9-25/92-CI dt. 10.9.92 will remain unchanged.
5. The Expenditure on account of revision has to be met from the allocated funds of the units under the prescribed Head of account.
6. These orders will take effect from the date of issue.
7. This issues in concurrence with the Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary number 286/FA/10/CS dated 24.11.2010.
(K. Rameswara Rao)
Asst. Director General (Estt)
“An incentive system is being worked upon as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission. It could be implemented by next year,” Prajapati Trivedi Secretary Performance management, said at the annual economic editors’ conference.
The incentives would be given out from the cost savings achieved by a bureaucrat in his role and will, therefore, not place an additional financial burden on the Government, he explained. Besides, the extensive job performance parameters, these incentives would also depend on cost saving on account of reduction in the use of office stationary and savings in electricity consumption. Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar has already written a letter to all secretaries to the Government of India on their performance targets.
A mid-year review of the performance of Government departments and officials is currently underway, that will give them fair idea of how each fare with respect to their agreed goals.
The Government had put in place a performance monitoring and evaluation system following an announcement in this regard by the President in her address to both the houses of Parliament on June 4, 2009. The first evaluation was carried out last year which was limited to only three months of the fiscal.
The current year’s evaluation would be the first comprehensive exercise, which will be illustrated in a report card. This report card will be finalized by May 1 each year.
The new policy is designed on what is already in place in many countries. New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA carry out extensive performance reviews of their government departments.
The results framework document of each ministry or department will be put on its website to ensure stakeholder participation and transparency of the exercises. The concept is based on a paper prepared by the IIM, Ahmedabad.
SOURCE: Economic times.
ಕಾಂ. ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪ -ಅಮರರಾಗಲಿ
Monday, November 15, 2010
WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF FEES FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS BY DIRECT RECRUITMENT/DEPTL COMPETITIVE EXAMS/DIRECT RECRUITMENT BY INTERVIEW
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training letter No 39020/03/2009-Estt(B) dated 15.7.2009 addressed to Shri Alok Rawat, Secretary, UPSC and Shri N.K. Raghupathy, Chairman Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi
Subject :- Need for concerted efforts to increase the representation of Women in Central Government jobs mentioned in the President's address to the joint session of Parliament.
I am directed to refer to the above subject and to say that it has been decided to exempt the women candidates from payment of fees for competitive examinations by Direct Recruitment/Departmental Competitive Examinations/ Direct Recruitment by Interview conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC). This will be applicable for all advertisements to be released for the above purpose after issue of this LETTER.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Reserve Bank of India has given permission to the Department of Posts (DoP) to launch its prepaid debit card, in partnership with Master Card
The Reserve Bank of India has given permission to the Department of Posts (DoP) to launch its prepaid debit card, in partnership with Master Card Reserve Bank of India has given permission to the Department of Posts (DoP) to launch its prepaid debit card, in partnership with Master Card, which will allow customers to purchase products from all major retail outlets across the country.
The prepaid debit card by India Post would have a minimum value of Rs 1,000 and a maximum of Rs 50,000, a senior official from the department told Business Standard. Subsequently, the cards will be topped up with the required value.
The customers would also be able to withdraw money from ATMs using the new card from DoP. It could also be used for making online transactions, for mobile commerce and to facilitate electronic money transfer.
The department has already received all the requisite approvals from RBI for the launch of the card and we expect to commercially announce it within a few months," the official said. DoP might also rope in a bank as partner in the venture, the official added, refusing to divulge further details.
The nature of the card would be in line with debit card offered by different banks. The software for the solution would be offered by one or more banks, while the required infrastructure and staff would be provided by the postal department.
According to the request for proposal issued by the department earlier this year, "the card (magnetic stripe-based) could be operated at merchant establishments or ATMs, where Master Card is acceptable, and in various post offices. Up to four add-on cards are proposed to be issued to one customer, along with the primary card.
The debit card would be issued to customers by major post offices, after a payment of activation fees and the amount to be loaded on to the card.The official said such cards could also be used by organisations for giving allowances and other benefits to their employees.
Business ಸ್ಟ್ಯಾಂಡರ್ಡ್ New Delhi September 17, 2010
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary P3, Com. I. S. Dabas, General Secretary P-4, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary R-3 and Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4, met Secretary, Department of Posts, Today (28.10.2010). The following issues are discussed: -
(a) Cadre Restructuring Committee - Secretary, Posts, assured that necessary action will be taken for early sitting and finalisation of the proposal by the Committee.
(b) Postmen Related Issues: - We have requested that either the Secretary Generals or Leader/Secretary, staff side, Departmental council may also be included in the committee on Postmen related issues. Secretary, Posts, assured to have a fresh look on this issue and also assured that action will be taken for convening of the committee early.
(c) Revision of wages of Casual Labourers and Part time contingent staff: - Secretary Posts, assured that she will personally intervene and see to it that orders are issued at the earliest. Secretary (P) informed that regarding non –submission of the information sought for by Directorate, by the Chief PMGs, she has taken a serious view of it and necessary follow up action in this regard is being taken.
(d) Department Council meeting: - Secretary, Posts assured that second meeting will be arranged soon.
(e) Presentation on Technological developments in Department of Posts: - Secretary, Posts, made it clear that the postponed presentation will be arranged again at Postal staff college, Ghaziabad after Deepavali Holidays.
(f) Recruitment Rules of Multi skilled Employees (erstwhile Group 'D'): - Secretary Posts, informed that it is in the final stage and will be notified soon.
The staff side also shared with Secretary (P) their experience during the visit to the Royal Mail, London from 17th to 23rd October 2010.
Secretary Posts, informed that all out efforts one being made to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Department of Posts and staff side will also be informed of the details. Staff side assured their cooperation.
Department issued letter on Filling up of the vacancies of Postal Assistant I Sorting -Assistant pertaining to the years 2009 and 2010 by direct recru
Department issued letter on Filling up of the vacancies of Postal Assistant I Sorting -Assistant pertaining to the years 2009 and 2010 by direct recruitment.
The selections as per the following time-line:
i) Issue Advertisement / circulation of the vacancies. 8th November 2010.
(ii) Last date for receipt of the applications. 8th December, 2010.
(iii) Holding of written examination and}
Completion of Computer Test } 9th January, 2011.
(iv) Declaration of final result / select list 15th January, 2011.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Attention of all concerned is invited to Para 3 of this Dte Order No. 19-4 / 97-ED & Trg Dt 19.08.98 which provided that "in case the notification and public advertisement so issued fail to elicit any response within the stipulated date or if the effective number of candidates applied for the post is less than 3, the vacancies will be re-notified to the Employment Exchange & fresh advertisement issued calling for nominations etc within 15 days"
2. The term "effective No. of candidates / applications" has undergone judicial scrutiny by CAT, Hyderabad in OA No. 516 / 2009 in the matter of Shri.Chennuri Raju vs Union of India & relying on judgment of High Court of Madras in WP No. 22500 & 20422 / 1999 in similar case CAT, Hyderabad has held in its judgment on 15.06.10 that "three effective applications mean three applications should be received and even if one of the candidates amongst the three applicants is eligible, the selection should be finalized"
3. The issue has been considered in this Dte in the light of the aforesaid judgment and I am directed to convey that term "effective No. of Candidates" finding a mention in the order of this Dte ibid may be interpreted to mean that three applications from the different candidates should be received and even if one of the candidates amongst the three applicants is found eligible, the selection should be finalized in conformity with the interpretation as referred to in Para 2 above.
The department plans to get the new tariff structure in place before the budget session of Parliament next year and has decided to commission a study by a private consultant to freeze the proposal quickly.
Tariffs for products, such as post cards and inland letters that are used by the poor are not likely to be raised.
Post cards cost 50 paisa each while an unregistered inland letter costs Rs.2.50, well below what it takes DoP to deliver them. According to estimates , India Posts tariff is 70% cheaper for domestic destinations and 30% cheaper for international destinations , when compared to the tariff charged by private courier agencies .As per estimates, the department is expected to generate revenues of Rs.6956 crore, way below its working expenses of more than Rs. 10552 crore.
The Economic Times, New Delhi, 05th October, 2010.
Friday, October 1, 2010
ರೂ೩೫೦೦/- ಕ್ಕೂ ಜಿ.ಡಿ.ಎಸ್ ನೌಕರರಿಗೆ ರೂ.೨೫೦೦/- ಎಂದೂ ನಿಗಧಿಪದಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ದಸರಾ ಮುನ್ನವೇ ಬೋನಸ್ ಪಾವತಿಯಾಗಲಿದೆ.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This is one of the subjects our CHQ has placed in the JCM Departmental Council Meeting
No.6-3/2002-PE-IIGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Communication & ITDepartment of Posts(Establishment Division)
Chief Postmaster GeneralPostmaster ಜನರಲ್
ಜನರಲ್ Managers (Training)
Director of Accounts (Posts)
Sub: Revision of Split Duty Allowance to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff in Operative Officer.
I am directed to refer the order letter of even no. dated 19.02.2009.2. The sanction of the Competent Authority was communicated for payment of Split Duty Allowance of 150 per month to the Group C and Group D employees of Department of Posts from 01.07.2005 to 30.06.2008 and for a further period from 01.07.2008 to 30.06.2011 subject to fulfillment of terms and conditions specified herewith.
3. The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide OM No. 9(11)/2008-E.II (B) dated 29.11.2008 in Part-I, section of EST MO. 88 has accepted the accommodation of 6th Central Pay Commission wherein the rates of allowance applied to different Ministries / Departments / Organisations not covered in the report of Pay Commission has been proposed to be doubled.
4. The issue regarding doubling of the Split Duty Allowance paid to Group C and Group D staff of Department of Posts was under permission of the Department for quite some time. The case was taken up with Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance in consultation with integrated Finance wing for revision of split Duty Allowance to Group C and D of Department of Posts.
5. The Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance vide their ID No. 9(37)/2010-E.II dated 27.08.2010 approved the proposal to the Department of Posts for revision of Split Duty Allowance to Group C and D Staff from existing Rs.50 to Rs.100 per month.6. The above revision will take effect from 01.07.2008 and will be in force upto 30.06.2011. The payment of Split Duty allowance in subject to the fulfillment of terms of conditions as already laid down.
7. This issues in consideration with integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 200/FA/ 6/9/2010 dt. 6.9.೨೦೧೦
(K. Rameshwer Rao)Assistant Director General (Estt)
Monday, September 27, 2010
The department has today released orders on discharge benefits scheme which is in lieu of pensionary benefits and the existing severance amount scheme.
This scheme is optional for the existing GDS employees and compulsory for those entering into service from 1.1.2011.The GDS who are left with only three years or less service shall not be eligible.For opted to new scheme, the severance amount @ Rs.1500 per annum for every completed years of service will be added to the accumulated contributions at the time of discharge for annuitization.
Govt shall contribute Rs200/- and no recovery from GDS. The contributions shall be credited to the Trustee bank designated by the PFRDA.Not eligible during Put off periods, Provisional appointments and substitutes.On promotion, the accumulations shall be transferred under New Pension Scheme.
On attaining the age of 58,the GDS can withdraw 20% of the accumulations.At the time of discharge 60% will be paid. 40% shall be invested for purchase a Life Annuity from Insurance Company.
On removal & dismissal no amount will be paid.
Option should be given before 30.9.2010. The full text of the orders scanned for every ones notice.SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING
Introduction of a New Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for the Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.No.6-11/2009-PE-IIGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Communications & ITDepartment of Posts(Establishment Division)Dak Bhawan, Parliament StreetNew Delhi-1100011st September 2010
All Chief Postmaster GeneralPostmaster GeneralGeneral Manager (Finance)Directors of Accounts (Postal)
Sub: Introduction of a new Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for the GraminDak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.
You may be aware that the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) has launched a New Pension Scheme called NPS-Lite for the benefit of Common man and workers in unorganized sectors. Using the same platform of NPS-Lite, a proposal for introduction of Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for the benefit of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), working in this Department, on monthly contribution basis (from Department's side only) has been under examination and consideration in this Department for quite some time. The Proposal has been approved by the Government for introducing Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts, throughout the country. This scheme will, however, be offered in lieu of the existing Severance Amount scheme on an optional basis for the existing Gramin Dak Sevaks while it will be mandatory for the new Gramin Dak Sevaks entering into the service with effect from 1-1-2011. The existing scheme of payment of Ex-gratia Gratuity to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall, however continue of the existing terms and conditions without any change,
2. The salient features of the proposed Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS)are as under:
ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE SDB SCHEME
All regularly appointed Gramin Dak Sevaks, who have been selected after due process in accordance with the Service & Employment Rules and after rendering one year's satisfactory service, are eligible to join the scheme. The existing Gramin Dak Sevaks who are left with three years or less service as on 01-01-2011, shall not be eligible to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS).
OPTION FOR THE EXISTING INCUMBENTS; Theexisting regularly appointed Gramin Dak Sevaks on the date of notification of the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), shall have option either to switch over to the new Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) or to continue in the existing Severance Amount Scheme. In case they opt to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), the Severance amount accrued till the date of their joining, @ Rs.1500 for every completed year of service till their enrolment will be added to the accumulated contributions at the time of discharge for annuitization.
The New Gramin Dak Sevaks, appointed on or after the date of introduction of the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), shall mandatorily have to get themselves enrolled under the new Scheme (SDBS). The will not be entitled to receive the benefit of severance amount.
Only the Government shall contribute @ Rs.200 per month for each enrolled Gramin Dak Sevak. The Gramin Dak Sevaks shall not be required to make any contribution from their side under the scheme. The contributions made by the Department shall be credited to the Trustee Bank designated by the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) and invested through Pension Fund Managers(PFMs) designated by the PFRDA.However, no such contribution/subscription shall be made by the Department in respect of the Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are placed 'Put off" duty or unauthorizedly absent. Similarly, the provisionally appointed Gramin Dak Sevaks or substitutes engaged for leave periods of the regular GDS, etc., are also not eligible for joining the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS).
ON APPOINTMENT/ABSORPTION OF A GRAMIN DAK IN A REGULAR DEPARTMENTAL POSTThe Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are enrolled under this Service Discharge Benefit Scheme(SDBS), on their absorption/appointment in the Department against any regular Departmental posts, shall have to quit the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) and to seek transfer of the accrued accumulations under the SDBS till their date of absorption/regular appointment to a Departmental posts, to their new account under the New Pension Scheme for Departmental employees, already in existence, for which he/she shall become eligible on such regular appointment to a Departmental post. Such transferred funds/accumulations shall then be regulated / invested under the New Pension Scheme.NODAL AGENCYThe pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) is the Nodal Agency and Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) appointed by the PFRDA will maintain the data/records as well as upload/transmit the data to the Trustee Bank and also advise the Trustee Bank to transfer the funds to the relevant Pension Fund Manager (PFM) for investment purposes.
ENROLMENT AND ASSIGNING PERMANENT RETIREMENT ACCOUNT NUMBER (PRAN) (iii) The Gramin Dak Sevaks opting to come under the newService Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), shall have to submit an application in the prescribed proforma for their enrolment in the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS). Such applications for enrolment will be sent to the Postal Divisional Office concerned by the Sub Divisional Inspector/ASPOs., duly attested and verified as required.(ii) The Divisional Heads (Director / Sr./Supdt. of Post officeswill collect all such applications, and ensure that the applications are complete in all respects and forward them to the Central Record Keeping Agency's (CRA) Facilitation Centers for enrollment and issue of digitized card containing inter alia Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) for Gramin Dak Sevak concerned. The list of Facilitation Centres of Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) is attached, to which the Applications of Gramin Dak Sevaks who opt to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), are to be sent,(iii) The Gramin Dak Sevaks opting for enrollment under the new SDBS, shall also be requited to open a Savings Bank Account in the concerned Post Office and the particulars of such SB Account shall be furnished in the relevant columns of the application form by the GDS.
EXIT FROM THE SERVICE DISCHARGE BENEFIT SCHEME(SDBS)(i) A Gramin Dak Sevak, if he so wishes to exit at any pointof time after attaining the age of 58 years, he can withdraw 20% of the accumulations and has to invest the 80% of accumulations for purchase of Life Annuity from any of the Life Insurance Company authorised by Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA) The Department shall not make further contributions once he exits from Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS)(ii) At the time of discharge from service also, the GraminDak Sevak would be required to invest a minimum of 40% of accumulations to purchase a Life Annuity from any of the authorised Life Insurance Company duly approved by the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA). The remaining amount i.e. 60% of the accumulations can be withdrawn.(iii) However there shall be no restriction on purchase of lifeannuity exceeding 40% of their accumulations in the fund. In other words, the Gramin Dak Sevak, discharged on completion of his services may invest in the Life Annuity even more than the minimum required 40% if he/she so desires.
DISMISSAL/FEMOVAL FROM SERVICEIf a Gramin Dak Sevak enrolled as a member of Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) is removed/ dismissed from service in consequence of a disciplinary proceeding, he forfeits his past service and benefits of the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS). On the other hand, the Department reserves the right to claim refund of the contributions made in respect of such Gramin Dak Sevak till his date of dismissal/ removal and to credit it to the Government accounts. He will also be not entitled to receive the Severance Amount and Ex-Gratia Gratuity if otherwise were admissible to him/her. CHARGES FOR DIGITIZATION AND ANNUAL SERVICING CHARGESThe Department will bear the cost of preparation of digitized cards and also Annual Service Charges of the accounts of enrolled Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS).3. The following course of action is required to be taken before launching and notifying the scheme.Step-11)Obtaining options from the existing Gramin Dak Sevaks. Those who have opt to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), they have to submit on application form for registration (NL SL). The Divisional Heads (Sr./Superintendent of Post Offices) will circulate the scheme amongst all the regularly appointed Gramin Dak Sevaks and obtain options in the prescribed format and also applications from those who opt to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS). The Sub-Divisional Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices have to be made responsible for disseminating the information and also helping the Gramin Dak Sevaks in filling the option form and also the application for registration. 1) For the Gramin Dak Sevaks Mailman working in RMS units, they will be attached to the designated Postal Division for purposes of collection centers. The concerned Divisional Heads of RMS units shall obtain the Applications from the opted GDS Mailman and forward them to the designated Postal Unit for consolidation and for onward submission to the Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) Facilitation Centre.2) The options of Gramin Dak Sevaks who do not intend to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SBDS) have to be filed separately in a Guard File at Divisional Offices for reference at the time of discharge/ death for payment of severance amount.3) The Divisional Heads (Director / Sr./Superintendent of Post Offices) have also to obtain applications in prescribed format from the new entrants of Gramin Dak Sevaks who have been recruited on or after the date of introduction of Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) (after rendering one year service) and send the same to the concerned Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) after due verification of Customer details for Registration and issue of digitized card.
Step-2All the Postal Divisional offices (Senior Superintendent of Post offices) are required to enroll as Collection Centres (NLCC) and every Postal Division has to submit an application form in the format (NL N3) for registration with Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) of Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA). These applications for registration have to be sent to concerned Director of Accounts (Postal) (designated accounting authority) for attestation by 15.09.2010Step-3All the Directors of Accounts (Postal) are designated as Accounting Authorities and Aggregator Offices. They have to register as Aggregator Offices (NLAO) by submitting an application in the prescribed form (NL N2). This application form (NL N2) along with applications of Collecting Centres (NLCC) received from Divisional Heads (Senior Superintendent of Post offices) after due attestation have to be submitted to Directorate by 25-09-2010Step-4The Postal Directorate will be the Overseeing office and it will register with Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) by submitting an application in form (NLOO). The applications of Collection Centres (NLCC) and Accounts Offices (NLAO) shall be consolidated and sent to Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) by the Directorate for purpose of registration.4. The salient features of the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) as detailed above along with specimen format of application (NL SL) and Collection Centers (NLCC) should be sent to all the Divisional Heads (Sr./ Superintendent of Post Offices) for circulation amongst the Gramin Dak Sevaks working in their Divisions and directing them to submit an option on or before 30.09.2010. Option format is enclosed.5. If the Gramin Dak Sevaks fail to submit their options by the prescribed date, they will be deemed to have opted to continue in the existing Severance Amount scheme. Option exercised once shall be final and cannot be revised at any later date. For the Gramin Dak Sevaks mailman working in the RMS units, the option will be obtained from them by the concerned Divisional Head (Director / Sr./ Superintendent of RMS) and send the applications in NLSL format after due authorization to the designated Postal Division.6. The Gramin Dak Sevaks who opt for the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) have to submit their applications in the format NL SL filling the same and submit to Divisional Superintendent of Post Offices for verification of the customer details and for authentication and certification. The Gramin Dak Sevaks opt to join the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme(SDBS) will have to open a Savings Bank Account in the concerned Post Office and the particulars of the Account Number have to be mentioned in the respective columns of application. The applications received from the Gramin Dak Sevaks have to be sent to concerned Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) Facilitation Centers for registration, assigning and generation of Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) and issue of digitized cards to the enrolled Gramin Dak Sevak subscribers. The list of Facilitation Centres of Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) duly mapped Division-wise to which the applications are to be sent for each Circle is enclosed. It should be ensured that, the applications are properly verified and sent in bundles to the designated Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) facilitation centre. Each bundle has to contain 50 applications with an inventory indicating the name of Gramin Dak Sevaks, designation etc.7. Before launching the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) and issuing formal notification by the Directorate, all the Divisional Heads (Director /Sr./Superintendent of Post offices) will designate a Nodal Officer for this purpose for obtaining options and collection of applications in format NL SL and for registration of Collection Centers (Divisional Office).8. The following documents are enclosed:1) Options format to be obtained from Gramin Dak Sevaks2) Subscriber's registration form (NL S1)3) Collection Centers Registration Form (NLN3)4) Account Offices Registration Form (NLN2)5) List of Facilitation centres of Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) for sending filled in application forms by Divisions.9. Time Schedule for completion of the process prescribed is as below:Sl.No.Course of actionTime Schedule by which action to be completed.1. Collection of Options from Gramin Dak Sevaks & Obtaining applications from willing Gramin Dak Sevaks to join Service Discharge Benefit Scheme(SDBS)30-09-20102. Despatch of Applications obtained from Gramin Dak Sevaks to the concerned facilitation centres of Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) by the Divisional offices.10-10-20103. Dispatch of Application form NL-CC by Divisional heads to concerned DA(P)15-09-20104. Despatch of completed and authorised NL-CC Application and NL-AO applications to Directorate by DAP25-09-201010. The Circle Office will also designate a Nodal officer for overseeing the above activity and for interacting with the Directorate. After the expiry of last date fixed for obtaining applications, the Circle office will collect the information from the respective divisions and forward the compliance report in the following format to reach Directorate by 10-10-2010.Sl.No.Name of DivisionNo. of Gramin Dak Sevks opted for joining the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme(SDBS)No. of Gramin Dak Sevaks opted for continuing in the severance amount scheme.No. of Gramin Dak Sevaks who have not submitted options but deemed to have opted to continue in the severance amount scheme. 11. The General managers(FA)/Director of Accounts Posts will be also designate a Nodal officer for obtaining the applications from the postal divisions (Collection centre) and for forwarding the applications after due outhorization along with the application of DAP in form NL—AO to Directorate by 25-09-2010 positively.12. The formal notification for introducing Service Discharge Benefit (SDBS) Operating and accounts Procedure will be issued separately. The contributions for opted Gramin Dak Sevaks will be done only after issue of formal Notification and issue of instructions from Directorate.13.
The receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged to the ADG (Establishment).
Monday, July 26, 2010
The next process for the implementation of the scheme is to get approval from PFRDA. Thereafter the scheme should be notified. Option will be called for among the existing GDS comrades whether he is willing to switch over to the new Annuity scheme or to continue in the present severance amount scheme.
The modalities and the real benefits of the proposed annuity scheme are not made known to us. We should also study the scheme and see the advantages before severing the severance amount scheme. As per the present position, the normal process for the implementation of the scheme will take another three to four months minimum.
A portion of the subscription is credited to Insurance Fund and the other portion to the Savings Fund in the ratio of 3:7. The Savings Fund will earn interest at the prescribed rate to be compounded quarterly.
Monthly subscription, life insurance sum assured and Maturity amount applicable for different cadres are as follows
Employee Contribution Insurance
Cadre per month (Rs.) Cover Rs.
A 120 1,20,000
B 60 60,000
C 30 30,000
D 15 15,000
Features of this Scheme:
• On Resignation/Retirement: -
Amount of subscription credited to the Savings Fund along with interest thereon will be paid to the employee.
• On Death:
Amount of insurance cover of the group to which he belongs on the date of death and the accumulation in Savings Fund will be paid to his nominee/heirs.
• If an employee dies before he was enrolled as a member (i.e. between the date of his joining service and the following 1st January), only the insurance amount will be paid to the nominee/heirs.
• Employee can assign the insurance cover and accumulation in the savings fund to a recognized financial institution, for obtaining housing loans. However, no loans/advance or withdrawals are permitted from Insurance Fund/Savings Fund.
• The amount of subscription is eligible for Income Tax Rebate u/s 88 of IT Act.
The maximum sum assured in the event of death in this scheme is Rs.1,20,000. Remember, this amount is applicable for Group A Officers only. Group B, C and D Officers are entitled for a sum assured to the extent of Rs.60,000, 30,000, and Rs. 15,000 respectively.
Can we stoutly say our life is sufficiently covered under CGEGIS with this meager insurance amount? One of the basic personal finance principles as far as Insurance concerned is under-insurance at times leaves no trace of insurance when it fails to serve the purpose for what it was effected. This is because insurance on Human Life should be sought keeping in mind, the financial loss that the family would suffer in the absence of insured person.
One might ask why Central Government Employees should depend on Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) when he is not barred from insuring his life on his own by opting for insurance policies offered by LIC or other private Insurance Companies.
But, wise men would always advocate in favour of Group Insurance only because of the advantages of getting insured as a group. Especially, Group insurance plans have low premiums. Such plans are particularly beneficial to those for whom other regular policies are a costlier proposition.
Moreover, Group Insurance Premiums are based on head count of the group insured. Obviously, when the group sought to be insured is having more number of employees premium collected per employee would get substantially reduced.
The real advantage of Group Insurance that More Insurance Cover a lesser premium can be enjoyed by the employees if Government reviews the existing CGEGIS and makes some small changes such as providing enhanced Insurance cover after reasonably increasing the premium per head.
To commensurate with the present inflationary trend, a reasonable minimum Insurance cover under CGEGIS has to be fixed, say Rs.5 lakhs.
From the employees side, justifiable increase in the premium by the government for providing adequate insurance cover should readily be accepted as the premium we pay for the existing Group Insurance is very negligible. Government can not provide a decent insurance cover with the such a small premium we pay now.
Under the existing CGEGIS the premium is Rs.10 per month for Rs.10, 000 sum assured. This rate is more or less equivalent to the rate of premium for the sum assured pertaining to Group Savings Linked Insurance Scheme offered by LIC of India. But the major difference is Life Insurance cover offered by LIC under this Group Insurance Scheme is considerably higher. Hence, the Group Insurance offered by LIC could be taken as a benchmark for revising CGEGIS.
To conclude, there is an immediate need in revising CGEGIS to provide for more insurance cover as the existing scheme was devised almost 30 years back after which three pay commissions were formed by Government for revision of salary and allowances.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Ex-gratia lump sum compensation ceiling is removed to the families of deceased Central Government Employees
The Central Government has announced today that there is no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Central Government Employees. There is a good move by the Government to their employees that the restriction of ceiling for the compensatin of Rs.20 lakhs(each individual) is removed.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
3rd, Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-II0 003
Dated the 12thJuly, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Implementation of the Government's decision on the recommendation of the Sixth CPC-Revision of provisions regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service - payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt.employees - modification - regarding - The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department's Office Memorandum of even number dated 16thMarch, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants including from sundry Government sources, such as the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, Chief Minister's Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexe to this Department's OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 was modified to that extent.2. The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that there will be no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11thSeptember, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008 and OM No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009. 3. The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006. 4. All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 11th September, 1998 shall remain unchanged.5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 20106. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)
Government extended the life of National Anomaly Committee up to 31.03.2011
The DOPT has issued orders extending the life of the National Anomaly committee up to 31st March 2011- The expected meeting of the national anomaly committee did not take place in the month of June 2010 - Many issues are pending and our readers may remember that the Official Side assured final decision on some issues before the next meeting of the Anomaly Committee - In this background the DOPT has issued the under mentioned orders for extending the life of the National Anomaly Committee:
No.11/2/2008-JCAGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Personnel,
PG & PensionsDepartment of Personnel & Training******
New Delhi, the 1st July, 2010
Subject: Extension in the tenure of the National Anomaly Committee
The undersigned is directed to refer to para 5 of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated the 12th January, 2009 regarding setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations and to state that it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to extend the tenure of the National Anomaly Committee up to 31st March, 2011.