Saturday, August 23, 2014

GS writes to Secretary(P) in c/w convening of timely DPCs and repatriation of PS Group B officers to Home Circle

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/DPC-Gr.B/2014                                  Dated:    22/8/2014
          Ms. Kavery Benerjee,
          Secretary (Posts), 
          Department of Posts,
          Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
          New Delhi 110 001.
Sub: Request for convening of timely DPCs and repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to Home Circle.
Respected Madam,
Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 16/6/2014 vide which it was requested to convene pending JTS DPC, supplementary DPC for promotion to cadre of PS Gr. B and issue repatriation order of PS Gr. B officers to their home circles, but till date these vital issues are not resolved despite several telephonic calls to the concerned officers of Directorate.
This Association would like to again bring to your kind notice that a large number of STS/JTS vacancies are lying vacant in each and every Circles since long and PS Gr. B officers are officiating against these posts creating resultant vacancies in Gr. B in Circles and imbalance thereof upto IP/ASP level affecting timely promotion in each cadre and repatriation of deserving PS Gr. B officers to their home circle. Secondly, supplementary DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B cadre is badly delayed for one or other the reasons best known to Directorate and regular DPC for the year 2014-15 is also overdue. Last year Directorate has timely convened regular DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B vide memo No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 10/10/2013 and issued promotional orders of 156 officers.  
It is therefore once again requested to your kind honour to pass an orders to (a) convene pending JTS DPC for the year 2013-14 without further delay, and also start the process for the year 2014-15 (b) call for the records from all circles to convene regular DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for year 2014-15 and simultaneously convene supplementary DPC for PS Group B for 22 vacancies of 2013-14 (c) issue repatriation orders of PS Gr. B /JTS officers to their home circle against vacancies up to December 2014 before ensuing Ganesh Festival.
An immediate action along with a line of reply will be highly appreciated.
         With Regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale
General Secretary

Friday, August 22, 2014

Allocation of exclusive Bar Code Series for Speed Post Articles containing Passport for Regional Passport Offices

Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) to be implemented in all central government offices

Government has ordered that an Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) be implemented in all central government offices.

The system will be implemented in the capital first and then in all central offices outside New Delhi. The order is binding on all employees, including those in the armed forces.

To implement the system, all offices will have to install fingerprint scanners with Wi-fi Internet. The objective of the system, sources said, is “to check absenteeism and measure the time an employee spends in office and the time he or she checks in and checks out”.

 Source : The Telegraph dated 21/8/2014 (Click here)

Department files additional reply in GP Case- case posted to 29.9.14 for final hearing

OA No.289/13 filed by the Association came up for hearing before the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench on 20.8.14 when the Department filed additional reply to the rejoinder filed by us. The Hon'ble Tribunal after taking the addl. reply on record, has posted the case to 29.9.14 for final hearing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Childrens Education Allowance -Annual Ceiling and details of admissible institutions

While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child. 

The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month

These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014

The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognized institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.


It is to be informed to all members that father of Smt. M.Saleena ASP(OD) Kottayam Sri.Vadakkethalakkal Abdul Khader(93) expired on 19.8.14.  Funeral was held on 20.1.14 at 9 am. Association conveys deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Porposal to amend Indian Post Office Act

The government today said it is considering a proposal to amend the Indian Post Office Act, making postal authorities responsible for non-delivery or loss in transit of articles for consumers.
"The proposal to amend the Indian Post Office Act, 1898, is under consideration which includes the examination of the scope of making postal authorities responsible for non-delivery or loss in transit of the articles of consumers," Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
On a query if Indian Post is losing its share to the operations of private courier companies, the Minister said the share of both the traffic and revenue of Speed Post have been increasing over the years.
"Study on Speed Post conducted through the Indian Market Research Bureau International, reveals that the share of Department of Posts in the overall courier market has increased from the range of 15.1 per cent to 18.3 per cent in the year 2010-2011, 16.7 per cent to 19.8 per cent in year 2011-12 and 17.4 per cent to 20.2 per cent in year 2012-13," he added.