Friday, December 15, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017 Posting of regular Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

To view memo, please  CLICK HERE

Informal transfer of Divisional cadre officials to Circle / Regional Offices : DOP Order

Grant of Family Pension to widowed/divorced daughter

Eligibility of divorced daughters for grant of family pension – clarification regarding.

No.1/13/09-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
19th July, 2017.

Sub: Eligibility of divorced daughters for grant of family pension – clarification regarding.

Provision for grant of family pension to a widowed/divorced daughter beyond the age of 25 years has been made vide OM dated 30.08.2004. This provision has been included in clause (iii) of sub-rule 54 (6) of the CCS (Pension), Rules, 1972.

2. As indicated in Rule 54(8) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, the turn of unmarried children below 25 years of age comes after the death or remarriage of their mother/father, i.e., the pensioner and his/her spouse. Thereafter, the family pension is payable to the disabled children for life and then to the unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters above the age of 25 years.

3. It was clarified, vide this department Office Memorandum of even number, dated 11th September, 2013, that the family pension is payable to the children as they are considered to be dependent on the Government servant/pensioner or his/her spouse. A child who is not earning equal to or more than the sum of minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon is considered to be dependent on his/her parents. Therefore, only those children who are dependent and meet other conditions of eligibility for family pension at the time of death of the Government servant or his/her spouse, whichever is later, are eligible for family pension. If two or more children are eligible for family pension at that time, family pension will be payable to each child on his/her turn provided he/she is still eligible for family pension when the turn comes.

4. It was clarified that a daughter if eligible, as explained in the preceding paragraph, may be granted family pension provided she fulfils all eligibility conditions at the time of death/ineligibility of her parents and still on the date her turn to receive family pension comes. Accordingly, divorced daughters who fulfil other conditions are eligible for family pension if a decree of divorce had been issued by the competent court during the life time of at least one of the parents.

5. This department has been receiving grievances from various quarters that the divorce proceedings are a long drawn procedure which take many years before attaining finality. There are many cases in which the divorce proceedings of a daughter of a Government employee/pensioner had been instituted in the competent court during the life time of one or both of them but none of them was alive by the time the decree of divorce was granted by the competent authority.

6. The matter has been examined in this department in consultation with Department of Expenditure and it has been decided to grant family pension to a divorced daughter in such cases where the divorce proceedings had been filed in a competent court during the life-time of the employee/pensioner or his/her spouse but divorce took place after their death – provided the claimant fulfils all other conditions for grant of family pension under rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. In such cases, the family pension will commence from the date of divorce.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No. 1(11)/EV/2017, dated 7th July, 2017.

(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Preparation of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and onwards… regarding.

It is learnt that Directorate has referred the matter to DoP&T for seeking clarifications on the doubts raised by stakeholders.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Independent posting of probationers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' of 2014 and 2015 batches and transfers/postings/re-allotments in the Senior Time Scale (STS) / Junior Time Scale (JTS) of the Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A'

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Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations



Welfare schemes in the Department of Posts ..... consolidation

The following are the welfare schemes in our department.

Sl. No.

Directorate memo No.
Financial Assistance in case of death of departmental employees
Rs. 7000.00
Financial Assistance in case of prolonged illness/major surgical operations of departmental/GDS and full/part time Casual Labours
Rs. 10000.00
1-01/2009-WL/Sports (Vol.II)
Distance limit for Excursion Trip
700 KM
Immediate death relief to the family /dependents on the death of departmental / GDS and full/part time Casual labours
Rs. 10000.00
Financial Assistance in cases of death due to riots, attack by robbers and terrorists  while not on duty
Rs. 12000.00
Financial Assistance to the victims of fire / floods and natural calamities
Rs. 1500/- of departmental  and Rs. 750/- to GDS

Directorate vide memo No. 1-01/2009-WL/Sports (Vol.II) dated 19-03-2013 has decided to grant scholarship for all technical courses and Post Graduation level on part with graduate courses. 

It is requested to all members and track-in-viewers to give the wide publicity of above schemes among all the postal staff and guide them to avail these facilities. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Cricket match with the Hon'ble Secretary (P) Sri B V Sudhakar held at Trivandrum Medical College on 22.1.2017 (Sunday)

Getting ready

Toss by Sri Thomas Lourdraj DPS (HQ)

Hon'ble Secretary (Posts) Sri B V Sudhakar

Smt Anjali Anand CPMG with Sri Alexin George SSPOs Kottayam

Super shot

Man of the Match

The umpire Sri P Sivakumar IP RMS 'TV' Division alongwith the Hon'ble Secretary (P)


AT Guruvayur MDG on 20.1.2017

Planting of Neem sapling

Visit of Hon'ble Secretary (P) Sri B V Sudhakar to Gurvayur MDG on 20.1.2017

Inauguration of ATM at Guruvayur MDG by the Hon'ble Secretary (P) Sri B V Sudhakar in presence of Smt.Anjali Anand CPMG Kerala, Smt.Sumathy Ravichandran and Sri Thomas Lourdraj DPS(HQ) Trivandrum on 20.1.2017
Secretary(P) planting a neem sapling at Guruvayur MDG on 20.1.2017
Hon'ble Secretary (P) donated one water purifier for the staff of Guruvayur MDG 

Staff of Guruvayur MDG taking a pledge as motivated by Secretary (P)  to be fully customer oriented and put in their best efforts in the service of the people.