Saturday, June 27, 2015

Declination of PS Group B promotion

As per the records available with CHQ, total 32 officers declined their promotion in this year. Four officers retired voluntarily from Govt. service during the period from January 2015 to April 2015.
Now, review and supplementary DPC will be convened for these vacancies of the year 2014-15.One officer each from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka circle will be promoted through review DPC.The remaining vacancies are likely to be filled up through supplementary DPC which is expected soon.
 
 
 

Review of instructions on appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade of Organized Group ‘A’ Central Services

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.22038/1/2015-Est (D), dated 25.6.2015
 
Subject: Review of instructions on appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade of Organized Group ‘A’ Central Services-regarding.
 
Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Office Memorandum (OM) No. 28038/1/88-Estt.(D) dated 09.10.1989 & OM No. 28038/1/88- Estt.(D) dated 22.11.1990 regulating appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)of organized Group ‘A’ Central Services and DPC Guidelines issued by this Department vide OM Nd1 22611/5/86-Estt.(D) dated 10.04.1989.
 
2. The provisions contained in OM dated 22.11.90 regarding calculation of vacancies in NFSG in respect of officers proceeding on long term deputation (more than one year) have been reviewed and it has been decided that the vacancies arising due to officers proceeding on long term deputations (more than one year) can be considered while calculating the total number of vacancies for grant of NFSG, subject to the following conditions:-
 
(i) as and when the officers return from deputation, the junior most officer (s) who has/have been granted NFSG will be reverted to JAG level and
(ii) the total number of posts in the cadre in NFSG at any point of time shall not exceed 30% of the Senior Duty Post (SDP). The OM dated 22.11.90 shall stand amended to this extent.
 
3. The suitability criteria for appointment to NFSG contained in OM dated 9.10.89 providcfs that the overall performance of an officer shall be good and he shall have at least two ‘Very Good’ gradings in the last five APARs/ACRs. This criteria has been reviewed and it has been decided that overall performance of an officer for appointment in NFSG shall be “Very good” i.e. 5 Very Good in the last five APARs. The OM dated 9.10.89 shall stand amended to this extent.

Philatelic Advisory Committee (PAC) reconstituted

A philatelic Advisory Committee (PAC) functions in the Department of Posts to advise the Government about the issue of Commemorative/Special Postage Stamps and other allied matters of philately including formulation of guidelines for issue of such stamps to ensure philatelic value of the stamps when issued. It is a recommendatory body. The terms of each non-official member of this committee is for a period of two years from the date of issue of the notification, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. It functions under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOC & IT. This committee comprises official members from the Department of Posts, Department of Economic Affairs and certain non-official members who are selected by a set procedure. They comprise Members of Parliament, eminent philatelists and prominent personalities from the fields of Art and Culture.
 
New Philatelic Advisory Committee has been reconstituted by Government of India for the terms of two years in the month of May 2015.
 
Shri Babul Dey, an artist and philatelist from Kolkata has been selected as the committee member of Philatelic Advisory Committee this year. Shri Dey is younger brother of renowned philatelist Shri Depok Dey of Kolkata.
Born in a Bengali cultural family on 20th January 1958 Shri Babul Dey has obtained Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Calcutta University. He studied painting under the guidance of Prof. Chittaranjan Das and elder brother Dipok Dey. By profession Shri Babul Dey is an Artist and have exhibited paintings in various shows and has won several Gold medals in Art Competitions. He is a founder member and Secretary of an art society - Fourth Dimension. He is regularly contributing articles on Art to the journals of repute. He is compiler, editor and author of 16 books in English and Bengali. He is an avid collector of rare books. He has wide ranging interests, especially about history of Indian art and culture and philately. Shri Dey was closely associated with India’s foremost Philatelic magazine ‘Stamps World’, edited by Dipok Dey (now ceased publication). He is founder member of Bharatiya Daktikit Sangstha, Kolkata. He has participated in several philatelic exhibitions and has contributed articles on philately to various journals. He has also designed many special covers and cancellations for various exhibitions and events. Shri Babul Dey has designed the book ‘Rabindranath Tagore and the Post Office: A Philatelic Tribute’, edited by Shri Dipok Dey.
 
List of Philatelic Advisory Committee Members:
 
Chairman: Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister of Communications & IT, New Delhi)
Vice Chairman: Ms. Kavery Banerjee (Secretary, Dept. of Posts, New Delhi)

Official Members:
1. Shri S. K. Sinha (Member, HRD, Dept. of Posts, New Delhi)
2. Ms. Saroj Punjani (Jt. Secretary & Financial Advisor, Dept. of Posts, New Delhi)
3. Shri Vineet Pandey (Chief General Manager, BD & Mktg. Directorate, Dept. Of Posts, New Delhi)
4. Shri Saurabh Garg (Joint Secretary, Currency & Investment, Dept. of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi)
Non-Official Members:
5. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, New Delhi)
6. Shri Anil Madhav Dave (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, New Delhi)
7. Ms. Geeta Chandran (Natya Vriksha, New Delhi)
8. Ms. Mahashweta Maharath (Patna)
9. Shri Deepak Sharma (CEO, Linkage Technologies, Bhopal)
10. Ms. Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar (Bengaluru)
11. Prof. Amar Nath Sinha (Patna)
12. Shri Babul Dey (Artist & Philatelist, Kolkata)
13. Shri Sudhir Tailang (Delhi)
14. Shri Ruskin Bond (Mussoorie)
15. Shri Kapil Dev (New Delhi)
16. Shri K. Nalla Tambi (Bengaluru)
17. Dr. Rakesh Sinha (Mumbai)
18. Shri Bindheshwar Pathak (Sulabh Sanitation & Social Reform Movement, New Delhi)
19. Shri Satya Narayan (Patna)
20. Ms. Parineeta Bagga (New Delhi)
21. Shri Bimal Kumar Jain (Patna)
22. Dr. P. L. Chaturvedi
23. Prof. Satish Chandra Mittal (Saharanpur)
24. Shri Dilip Shah (President, Philatelic Congress of India, Jabalpur)
 
Member Secretary                                                                  
                                 
25. Ms. Anula Kumar (Deputy Director General, Philately, Dept. of Posts, New Delhi)

7th CPC expected to submit report by september 2015

“The 7th Pay Commission’s status quo explanation on its report has created a huge buzz”.


According to reliable sources of information, the 7th Pay Commission is expected to submit its final report including the revised pay and pension structure for Central Government employees and pensioners to the Central Government on in the first week of September.
 
As confirmation of the news, the 7th Pay Commission, on its official website had published an announcement yesterday. It said, “Pay and Pension proposals, expectations in facilities & benefits, and valuable suggestions were received from Central Government employee unions, associations, members of the Defence services and NC JCM Staff Side. All these will be considered. Personal interactions shall not be held anymore. All the demands and suggestions have been examined and the task of preparing the final recommendation report has almost ended. In addition to this, the report containing all the recommendations will be prepared within the stipulated time that was allocated.”
 
Everybody is pleased with the authorized news that the 7th Pay Commission report, which contains the new pay and perk structure that directly affects more than 40 lakh Central Government employee all over the country, will be ready on time.
 
There were rumours that the Commission might seek an extension of another six months. Many reasons were given for this claim and most of these were very convincing. It is a welcome move on the part of the 7th Pay Commission to voluntarily come forward and announce their current status.
 
If everything goes as planned, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will come into effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.
 
Meanwhile, there is no doubt in the fact that employees are extremely curious to find out how much their salaries would increase if the new Pay Commission recommendations are implemented.

GS writes to Secretary(P) on the issue of filling up of Direct recruit IP posts

No. CHQ/AIIPASP/Direct-Recruit IPs/2015                         Dated :      24/6/2015.
To,
Ms Kavery Banerjee,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,  
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Subject : Filling up of vacant posts of Direct Recruit Inspector Posts.
Respected Madam, 
          IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that at present, the most isolated and depressed is Inspector Posts (IP) cadre which is struggling for getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- at par with analogous Inspectors of Customs and Central Excise and now they are struggling even to get regular promotions after rendering 24 years of service in IP cadre. Almost 99% staff get 4800/- GP under MACP and there left no charm left in the promotion. For others, promotion can be in terms of marginal pecuniary benefits that too accompanied with posting at distant place at their fag end of service, when the officer tries to consolidate his service innings. 
          We are attaching herewith a chart showing the circle-wise position of Direct Recruit Inspector Posts (IPs) i.e. sanction strength, presently available and vacancy position as on date. From the chart it is explicitly clear that posts of more than 50% Direct Recruit Inspectors are lying vacant in the Department, and this has heavily burdened the existing IPs, ASPs and divisional heads. As you are aware, Inspector Posts in DOP are granted less Grade Pay as compared to Inspectors of Customs, CBDT, CBEC etc, thus, Direct Recruit IPs after their joining in the DOP are leaving the job in order to garner job in other preferred organisations/departments. Now-a-days, CBS project is going on full swing and to monitor this project and also to procure and monitor ecommerce business etc. at each level there is need of qualified IPs in the department.
          Madam, now our cadre review file has again been relegated to back seat by considered IPs inferior to AAO though we are given more targets, considered more accountable and answerable than AAO. Since extinct promotional avenue is a cause of concern for the cadre so the Association is still ready to surrender 27 posts of IPs and department should not have any objection to it because department is already managing the work with the shortage of 327 IPs (Direct Recruit quota ). Besides this, many posts of promotee IPs (Departmental Quota) are also vacant since years together. 
It is therefore urged upon to carry out a special drive to fill up above vacant posts of Direct Recruit Inspector Posts in the department at the earliest. It is also requested to arrange to send the cadre structuring file of Inspector Posts cadre to Nodal Department / Ministry immediately, as other cadres files have already been sent to Nodal Department/Ministry by the department.
          Hoping for an early action.
Yours sincerely,
 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
ANNEXURE
Circle wise details of Direct Recruit Inspector Posts

Sl. No.
Name of Circle
Sanction strength of direct recruit IPs in the circle
Direct recruit IPs presently working in the circle
Vacancy of direct recruit IPs in the circle
1
2
3
4
5
1
Andhra Pradesh
53
30
23
2
Assam
19
6
13
3
Bihar
41
41
0
4
Chhattisgarh
13
2
11
5
Delhi
13
11
2
6
Gujarat
39
11
28
7
Haryana
14
8
6
8
Himachal Pradesh
13
4
9
9
J & K
7
1
6
10
Jharkhand
13
2
11
11
Karnataka
38
28
10
12
Kerala
30
3
27
13
Maharashtra
56
7
49
14
Madhya Pradesh
39
18
21
15
North-East
11
3
8
16
Odisha
35
8
27
17
Punjab
18
11
7
18
Rajasthan
39
24
15
19
Tamil Nadu
40
19
21
20
Uttar Pradesh
74
53
21
21
Uttarakhand
13
5
8
22
West Bengal
46
20
26
Total
664
315
348

New simplied forms for filing Income Tax returns

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department has notified the new set of ITR forms, including a three-page simplified one, for taxpayers to file their returns for assessment year 2015-16. 

With the Finance Ministry publishing the gazette order yesterday, taxpayers and other entities can now file their Income Tax Returns (ITR) till August 31, the new deadline set in this regard by the government after it dropped the earlier forms which had attracted criticism for seeking numerous additional details like that of filers' foreign travel and about dormant bank accounts. The most simplified form, ITR-2A, to be filled by those individuals and HUFs who do not have income from either business, profession or by way of capital gains and do not hold foreign assets, only asks for the passport number of the tax-filer, with the words "if available". 

Filers now will have to declare only about the "total number of savings and current bank accounts" held by them "at any time during the previous year (excluding dormant accounts)." The form also has space to fill up the IFSC code of the bank and in an additional feature, tax filers have been given an option to indicate their bank accounts in which they would want their refund credited. The I-T department, in the new ITRs, has also sought the Aadhaar number of filers and has also given options for providing two email ids to it. "The inclusion of Aadhaar and emails are to ensure a regime of online ITR filing in the country," a senior official said. 

The department has also provided for an additional four-page schedule to this simplified form for those who wish to file anymore details, applicable in a case-to-case basis. In the ITR-2, for individuals and HUFs having income from business or profession, the form remains simple but they will have to declare if they hold any foreign assets abroad or have income from "any source outside India." The new ITRs have replaced the 14-page form that were notified earlier this year, triggering a major controversy with individuals, industrialists and MPs saying tax filing would become cumbersome as those forms had sought details including foreign trips and bank accounts details. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had ordered putting these forms on hold following the controversy. The last date for filing of the ITR has already been extended for this year to August 31. Also, in the new ITRs, an expat who is not an Indian citizen and is in India on business, employment or student visa, would not mandatorily be required to report the foreign assets acquired by him during the previous years when he was non-resident and if no income was derived from such assets during the relevant previous year.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Transfer and Posting ASP - NR

PMG Calicut vide letter No Staff/1-3/2011/15 dated 24/06/2015 has issued the following transfer orders:

1. Smt K Geetha, ASP (HQ) Kannur to be ASP Thalassery Sub Dn

2. Smt G.Jyothsana, ASP(OD) Ottappalam to be PM Palakkad HO

3. Smt M.K.Indira, PM Ottappalam to be ASP OD Ottappalam Dn

Association wishes all the very best to all the officers in the new assignment.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Posting and Transer in PSS Gp B Cadre

PMG Calicut vide letter NO Staff/1-26/14-15 dated  24/06/2015 has issued the following posting and transfer in the PSS Gp B Cadre


Sl No
Name of the Office
Present Designation
Posted as
Remarks
1
Shri.C.H.Sudhaman
Supdt ,PSD
OSD,RO,Calicut

2
Shri.V.P.Ahmad Ashraf
AD(Staff),
RO,Calicut
SP,Vadakara

3
Shri.B.Sathyanarayana
OSD,RO,
Calicut
AD(Staff),RO,
Calicut

4
Shri.K.P.Suresh Kumar
SP,Thrissur
Supdt ,PSD
Allotted from Cetral Region to Northern Region in CO Memo No.ST/1/1/5/2015 dated 01.06.2015. At request. Without TA/TP.
5
Shri.C.M.Bharathan
SRM,RMS ‘CT’ Dn
Senior PM, Calicut HO

6
Shri Rajagopalan Kallan
ASP RMS Ct Dn
SRM Calicut ( Adhoc)


The  Association wishes all the very best to all the officers in the new assigment.  

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