Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Retirement in the month of September-2015

Following Member PSB /JTS Gr. A and PS Gr. B Officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 30/9/2015
Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Shri A. B. Joshi
Member (Technology)
Shri K. Harikrishna Holla
APMG (BD) o/o CPMG, Bangalore
Shri S. L. Patel
AD (Staff) o/o CPMG Raipur
Shri Haradhan Nandy
SSP, South Kolkatta Division
West Bengal
Shri M. Nagesh
SSP, Dharwad Division, Dharward
Shri N. P. Sampth
SP, Tiruppathur Division
Tamil Nadu
Shri S. Muthusamy
SP, Karaikudi Division
Tamil Nadu
CHQ wishes them a very happy, healthy and long retired life. In few circles, senior ASPs are working on adhoc basis in PS Gr. B cadre and retiring without getting regular PS Gr. B promotion, their names are not included in the list, the same may kindly be reported to GS by SMS.

Promotion and posting/transfer in the grade of Member & Group A

To view the memo issued by Directorate please Click here

DOP seek Cabinet nod to set up payments bank

The Department of Posts (DoP) is expected to seek Cabinet nod within two months for raising Rs.292 crore from public investment board to set-up Payments Bank, for which it has already got the RBI approval.“We expect the fund to be cleared in two months,” an official source told PTI.

Payments bank licence will allow companies to collect deposits (initially up to Rs.1 lakh per individual), offer Internet banking, facilitate money transfers and sell insurance and mutual funds.Besides, they can issue ATM or debit cards, but not credit cards. The Department expects revenue of over Rs.550 crore from PBI in first 5 years. The postal department had earlier tried for Rs.632 crore fund approval from government for full fledged banking services but it was not cleared by PIB.

Government has in-principle agreed to the entry of Postal Department in banking service through payments bank route.“The DoP expects to roll out Payment Bank services by March 2017. There are no major infrastructure issue with the department. Only there is need to set up a data centre and disaster recovery centre which will be done soon,” the official said.
The Postal department computerised about 25,000 of its departmental post offices but rural post offices will be provided handheld devices for digitalising records.The Department is in final stages of appointing a consultant that will guide it in setting up payment banks.The Payments Bank entity is proposed to have its own employees and IT infrastructure. — PTI
The DoP expects to roll out Payment Bank services by March 2017. There are no major infrastructure issue with the department

Inspection Notes for CBS POs in DOP Finacle

Migration Note

  1. See reconciliation report provided by Infosys at the time of migration is available? Whether the copy of the same has been provided to SBCO and SPO? Examine exception report if any given by Infosys and suggest remedial action.
  2. See as to whether the manual records have been migrated to CBS application? If not make a note of it and take remedial action.
  3. Have all signatures migrated to CBS/Finacle application? See signatures of at least 10 accounts in Finacle/CBS application
  4. Talk to the concerned staff and see if any issue observed with the migrated data.

Function and Migration

  • Whether staff has been adequately trained in operating Finacle CBS . Any suggestions for improvement.
  • Whether supervisory staff is regularly verifying pending transactions during the working hours?
  • Whether job aids are available on the desktop of all counters? If not take remedial action and install the same.
  • Whether process documents circulated by Directorate are available in soft or hard copy with counter PAs and supervisors?
  • Awareness about Infosys help desk number and mail id? Number of issues pending for solution. Only genuine issues to be raised with full details of the official.

Hand holding support team:

  • What is the feedback on the support provided by Infosys hand holding support? Any suggestions for improvement.

Common Verificationin DOP Finacle (CBS Offices)

Whether postmaster is taking printout of office accounts ledgers and cross verifying transactions with LOT on daily basis? If not direct Postmaster to do it on daily basis and ensure compliance.
  1. Physically verify certificates stock with stock available in finacle and record results.
  2. Physically verify stock of blank POSB cheque books available in finacle and record results.
  3. Verify cash with one or two counters with their teller cash account and record the results.
  4. Educate on operating agents portal? Check lists created by agents through portal and finacle?
Availability of Account opening forms and CBS passbooks.
Maintaining of SS book
Sending Account opening forms and KYC to CPC on daily basis and preservation of those received back.

Pending Cases in Fiancle

  • Pending AOF rejected .
  • Pending NC4(a)
  • No undelivered NSC available in office.
  • List out major issues pending with help desk.
  • Pending tickets of the post office where solutions are provided.
SBCO tallying 100% vouchers with LOT and writing objection memo pads for manual corrections and consolidation.

Having ATM ?

  • Whether ATM is Installed in the Post Office Premises? If so, is it working?
  • Number of instant ATM Cards / Welcome Kits lying in Stock?
  • Collect some Passbooks form the counter and verify balance available in Finacle CBS by using menu HACLI. Record results.
  • Whether New Account opening Forms and CBS Passbooks are available in sufficient numbers? If no, take remedial action to ensure adequate supply.
See consolidation for all schemes for 4 days and verify with totals of LOT available in Post office.
Whether SS Book is being maintained to paste Specimen Signatures of newly opened Savings accounts? If not, get the same started in your presence.

Revised rate of DA to be effective from 1.7.15

To see the memo please Click Here

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Hearty Welcome to the New batch of IPs

The new batch of Inspector Posts undergoing training at PTC Mysore will be relieving from PTC today and  joining their respective posts on 21.9.15. 


                                            AND ALSO TO THIS ASSOCIATION       

                                             ALL THE VERY BEST..................

First ATM in Kerala dedicated to the public by Chief PMG Kerala

ATM at TVM GPO all set for inauguration

(From L-R) Sri. Mohandas, SSP TVM(N), Sri. Thomas Lourduraj, DPS(HQ), Smt. Shoba Koshy, former CPMG Kerala & Chairperson Child Rights Commission, Sri. A.N.Nanda, Chief PMG Kerala, Smt. Shanti Nair, former CPMG Kerala & Smt. Swapna Promod, DAP Kerala

Dignitaries infront of the ATM after inauguration

Chief PMG Kerala Sri. A.N.Nanda lighting the lamp

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Postings and transfers in IP cadre

 Regional Allotments

1.Lekshmi.G. PA Palakkad Division - NR
2. Maya Sudhakaaran, PA Calicut Dn- NR
3.Remya.P, PA, Calicut Dn- NR
4.Chitra.K.V, PA Ottapalam-NR
5.Ajith.A.V, PA, Ottapalam-NR
6.Sunitha.S, PA, Ottapalam-NR
7.Anish.A.S, APS- CR
8.Subha.K, PA, TSR Dn.- CR
9.Mathew Jacob, PA, Idukki Dn- CR
10.Ragesh Ravi, PA, TSR Dn. - CR

Postings/transfer in SR

1.Sudheesh.S, PA, Kollam Dn - IP Punalur Sub Dn.
2.Kranthiswaroop.N.T, SA, RMS TV- IP Mallapally Sub Dn
3.Rattan Kumar, IP, Punalur- Deputy Manager, SPC TVM
4.T.P.Krishnakumar, IP Palai- IP TV 2nd Sub Dn.
5.Sobha.S.Pillai, IP RMS Kottayam- IP Tiruvalla
6.Bindu.R, IP TVLA RMS- IP Kottayam RMS

Hearty Congratulations to the officers and all the very best....

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Demise of father of Sri. Sajeesh N.M , IP Peerumedu (Mob-9847935571)

Father of Sri Sri. Sajeesh N.M , IP Peerumedu (Idukki Dn.) expired on 8/9/2015. Association conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Postings/transfers/adhoc promotions in the cadre of ASPOs


1.Sri. K.Manojkumar, ASP TVM RMS/2 to be ASP(OD), Trivandrum North Division
2.Smt. A.Asha Pillai, ASP TVM Central Sub Dn to be ASP(OD), Trivandrum South Division
3.Smt. M.K.Manju, ASP, Kollam South to be ASP TVM RMS/2
4.Smt.N.Beena, Offg ASP(HQ) Kollam to be ASP(HQ) PTA Division
5.Smt.M.Saleena designate PM Alappuzha to be ASP(HQ), Kollam
6.Smt.Asha Anand, Offg ASP(OD), Kannur to be ASP TVM Central Sub Dn
7.Rajeev J.Cherukad, offg ASP(HQ), Ottappalam allotted to Central Region

Adhoc promotions to ASP - postings/allottments

1.S/Smt.Nimmi Dennis.K., IP Kochi Sub Dn allotted to Central Region
2.Devi.P.Vijayan, IP, RMS EK posted as ASP, KCSD Kochi
3.Priya.K.S, IP, Neyyatinkara to be ASP, Kollam South Sub Dn.
4.Arun.R.Nath, IP(Tgy), RO Kochi allotted to NR
5. J.Jesna, IP(Mails), RO Kochi allotted to NR
6.Muhammed Saheer, IP Quilandi allotted to NR
7.Suja.M.S, IP, Chalakudy allotted to NR
8.B.Gopakumar, IP Kollam North allotted to NR
9.Sreejayamoorty, IP Vaikom, allotted to NR
10.Sheela.P.R, IP Attingal allotted to NR

Hearty Congrats and best wishes to the above members........

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PS Group B DPC for 2015-16- GS writes to Member(P)

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC/PS Gr.B /2015                            dated :     29/8/2015
 Shri AshutoshTripathi,
Member (P)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.
Subject :  Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for vacancy year 2015-16
Respected Sir,
This Association conveys its sincere thanks for timely processing of the DPC for promotion of ASPs to PS Group “B” for the vacancy year 2015-16.  But, it is learnt that same has been held up for the time being in order to include resultant vacancies arising out of JTS DPC for the year 2015-16. Whereas there are laid down provisions to include vacancies arising  on account of “promotion” and “chain vacancies” by keeping approved panel or holding supplementary DPC enabling department to hold PS Group B  DPC without waiting for the result of JTS DPC.
In this regard, a kind reference is invited to para-3 of the Department of Posts (Personnel Division) letter No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09/07/2014 coupled with para-7 of DOP & T OM No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 08-09-1998 (copy enclosed) wherein it is provided that a DPC may take into account all clear expected vacancies by retirement in the concerned grade as well as chain vacancies on account of retirement etc. in the higher grades which can be clearly anticipated in the same vacancy year.
Department of Posts vide Personnel Division letter dated 09/07/2014 has also issued instructions to percolate the seniority quota vacancies arising in higher grades in a vacancy year down to lower cadres/grades and to take into account along with the clear vacancies arising in a particular grade. Further, as clarified vide Para.4.(II) of the said letter a Circle will take into account the vacancies arising from HAG to PS Group-B Cadre in that Circle in a vacancy year as chain vacancies for lower cadres in addition to existing and anticipated vacancies in the said lower cadre arising in that vacancy year.
Moreover, there is also provision for conducting second (supplementary) DPC in accordance with DOP& T OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt (D) dated 10-4-89[para 6.4.2(i)] and OM No.22011/2/2014-Estt (D) dated 30-1-2015 (copy enclosed) for the vacancies which could not be anticipated at the time of holding the earlier DPC.
Furthermore, As per the DOP & T guidelines issued from time-to-time, the selected panel is to be kept ready and to be utilized as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year to ensure timely promotion of the employees. As on 1-8-2015 there are 224 vacancies available in PS Gr. B cadre. There will be resultant vacancies of the same vacancy year after holding DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. “A” for the vacancy year 2015-16.
It is therefore requested to your kind honour to convene PS Group B DPC immediately for the vacancy year 2015-16 so that our members could get timely promotion against 224 existing vacancies in PS Gr. B cadre. Supplementary DPC can be held thereafter for resultant vacancies on account of “promotion” and “chain vacancies” as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year 2015-16.
With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
Enc:-As above
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts from 2001 - update

As all members knows that Directorate vide Memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 28th July 2015, called for information for preparation of combined All India Seniority list of Inspector Posts (IPs) cadre for the year 2001 and onwards from all circles, by giving target date 17/8/2015.But as on date only Assam circle has forwarded their circles seniority list to Directorate.  
It is therefore requested to Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers and members working in COs to ensure the submission of their circles seniority list of IP cadre to Directorate immediately and give report to GS through whatsApp on CHQ group.

Hyderabad CAT case- update

All are aware that Directorate vide Memo No. 1-4/2013-PCC dated 2/7/2015 has communicated the clarification issued by Department of Expenditure stating that "the proposal of Department of Posts seeking concurrence to allow GP of 5400/- in PB-2 on rendering 4 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs. 4800/- without linkage to the post in the GP of Rs. 4800/- as been examined in this Department and not agreed to".
15 Gr. B Officers and ASPs who have completed 4 years of service in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- of Andhra Pradesh Circle has already filed OA No. 296 in Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad Bench on 17/3/2014. No. of hearings took place in this case. Last hearing was held on 21/7/2015, in which Department has filled counter reply. 
The applicants have stated in their OA that when a Gr. B officer completes four years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- is eligible to get GP of Rs.5400/-. While so, the applicants are holding Gr. B gazette post (Offg. PS Gr. B and ASP cadre) and completed 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- and they are now eligible for financial upgradation in the GP of Rs. 5400/-.

It is learnt that above OA posted for final hearing on 2/9/2015.

DPC for JTS Group A-2015-16- updates

Today (27-8-2015), while ascertaining the present status of holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr A for the year 2015-16 at Directorate,  it was told that as on date following 30 officers APARs are still missing and required at Directorate. These officers are in the Zone of Consideration for promotion to JTS Gr A for the year 2015-16. Thus, the proposal is incomplete and Directorate is unable to submit it to UPSC for further action.
Today (27-8-2015), Directorate has issued email to CPMsG with a request to send these officers APARs (if original not available, attested copies of these APARs) or No Report Certificate (NRC) by return post so that DPC proposal could be submitted to UPSC.
In the email Directorate has intimated that SPG Section and Chief Secretary to Member (P) has already checked their records thoroughly, but following officers APARs are not available with them. Directorate has further pointed out that “informing that these APARs are already sent to Directorate will further delay the proposal without any positive outcome”.
Sl. No.
Name of the officer (S/Shri)
Missing ACR/APAR
Information received from Circles
D. Ramanaiah
16.04.09 to 23.07.09
B. Narasappa
27.08.09 to 31.03.10
P. Viswanadham
01.04.11 to 28.08.11
J.M. Khadayata
Submitted in June 2013
M.J. Varma
Pritam Chand
22.12.10 to 31.03.11, 01.04.11 to 08.12.11
Arun Kumar Jha
A. Koragappa
01.04.11 to 03.01.12, 2012-13, 2013-14
R.G. Byateppanavar
2010-11, 2011-12
M. Shivaraj
2011-12, 2012-13
P.K. Haridas
2009-10, 18.12.10 to 31.03.11
No proper certificate furnished
S.L. Jain
01.04.10 to 15.08.10
R.A. Sharma
Promod Kumar Gupta
Jai Singh
2010-11, 2011-12
Ram Sahai Meena
2010-11, 2011-12
Ram Singh
01.04.10 to 15.08.10
J. Paul Athisayanathan
sent to Dte vide letter dated 03.09.12
S. Ravi
01.04.09 to 29.12.09,  2010-11, 2011-12, 01.04.012 to 08.07.12
09.07.09 to 29.12.09- no proper certificate 31.12.09 to 27.09.11- worked as AD(RB), Dte
T.V. Sundari
1.04.12 to 08.07.12
No proper certificate furnished
R. Santhakumar
2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
forwarded to GM (PLI)
K. Venkatachalam
2011-12, 2012-13, 06.12.13 to 31.03.14
2011-12 - forwarded to CS to M(P) vide letter dated 16.08.12 17.12.12 to 31.03.13- sent to Dte 18.10.13 07.12.13 to 31.03.14- sent to Dte 17.06.15
A. Natarajan
2009-10, 01.04.10 to 13.10.10
2009-10 - sent to Dte vide letter dated 01.10.14 01.04.10 to 01.07.10 - sent to PMG, Kochi, Kerala for review
Ram Chandra Rathore
16.08.11 to 31.03.12
Kirity Gupta
West Bengal
01.04.11 to 05.08.11, 2013-14
Sarbeswar Bala
West Bengal
Bidhan Chandra Das
West Bengal
Prasanta Halder
West Bengal
Rabindra Nath Majumder
West Bengal
2012-13, 2013-14
Ranjit Halder
West Bengal
01.04.09 to 01.12.09, 01.04.12 to 30.11.12, 2013-14

It is once again requested to Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office bearers and IP/ASPs working in Andhra Pradesh / Gujarat / Himachal Pradesh / Jharkhand / Karnataka / Kerala / Rajasthan / Tamil Nadu / Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal circles to meet personally to APMG (Staff)/ AD(Staff) on 28/8/2015 and request them to arrange to send either original APARs or No Report Certificates (NRCs) to Directorate on or before 31st August 2015.
If circle administration is not responding to Directorate’s correspondence (emails), then please take the appointment of CPMG and enlighten the present position of the issue to him/her. All are aware that since 31/7/2015 Directorate is asking for these documents. During the course of one month’s period only 7 officers APARs were traced out by circles. All will agree that our APMG (Staff) / AD (Staff) has personally handed over incomplete information (documents i.e. APARs) in person at Directorate as per the allotted schedule. It is leant that few circles has deputed dealing assistant working at CO to hand over the documents. It is not understood as to why they have not confirmed the same before submitting to Directorate. Now, a question arises in mind that who is responsible for delay in holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr A for the vacancy year 2015-16.  All the above facts are absolutely true.