Thursday, April 24, 2015

Bio-Metric Attendance – AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System


Bio-Metric Attendance – AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

Bio-Metric Attendance

The Government has decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub-ordinate Offices, in India as an enabling platform for marking of attendance.

As per the information collected, the status of implementation of the AEBAS in Central Government Offices in Delhi is as follows:


No of organizations where employees are marking their attendance – 312
No of organizations where employees are registered but not started marking their attendance – 93
No of organizations on boarded but yet to complete formalities for employees registration – 100
Total – 505

National Informatics Centre has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 4.8 crores in procuring and installing the front end devices like Wall mounted Biometric Terminals, desktop based finger print and Iris scanners, etc. for the above offices. Installation is part of the cost of procurement.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Jose K.Mani in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Skill Development for Government Servants - National Training Policy (NTP)


Skill Development for Government Servants - National Training Policy (NTP)

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government has a National Training Policy (NTP) to develop a professional, impartial and efficient civil service. NTP provides for Competency Framework to ensure that civil servants have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude to effectively perform the functions entrusted to them. Competencies encompass knowledge, skills and behaviour, which are required in an individual for effectively performing the functions of a post.


In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Rudy said, each Ministry/Department is required to identify the competencies needed for various posts under their control and conduct training for their cadres/employees through various training programmes as per their need under this Policy. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal department for National Training Policy (NTP), has developed competency dictionary and tool kit for the civil services. Moreover, generic competency mapping has been completed for every unique position in Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Central Secretariat Services cadres.

Source: PIB News
In a move to strengthen postal services in the country, Indian postal department will set up six additional Postal Training Centres (PTCs) in the country. 

To ensure committed and efficient employees, the department is mulling over setting up additional training centres under the 12th Five Year Plan, said S K Sinha, member of human resources development, Postal Services Board. 

Delivering the keynote address of golden jubilee celebrations of PTC (Mysuru) here on Monday, he said that the proposed centres will impart training in recent technologies and enable employees meet present-day challenges. 

Commitment from employees is much required to meet the challenges, he said, adding that training would play an important role in changing the attitude of employees. 

The department is also planning to impart training among group A and B employees to make them efficient, he added. Since 1980s, the nature of business has changed, he pointed. 

He also lauded PTC (Mysuru) for its training programmes and other activities. Ever since its inception on April 20, 1965, the centre has trained 1,16,590 employees in various courses. It follows Universal Postal Union Train Post Methodology to train the employees. PTC (Mysuru) has been catering to the needs of the postal circles of Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. 

Chief postmaster general (Karnataka circle) M S Ramanujan said that the department is gearing up (to meet the challenges), but it takes some time to absorb recent technologies and services. He said that e-commerce business needs the help of post department, and "it is certain they will come to us". e-commerce is the new baby of the department, and it will nourish the baby, he said, asking employees to be sensitive in handling e-commerce services. 

On the occasion, former directors of PTC were felicitated and a special cover on PTC (Mysuru), picture post cards on the wood works of PTC and a sovereign were unveiled. PTC (Mysuru) director D Veena Kumari presented a report on the journey of PTC.
Source:-The Times of India


General Provident Fund Interest Rate 8.7% for 2015-16


General Provident Fund Interest Rate  8.7% for 2015-16

Government Decides to Fix Interest Rates at 8.7% for General Provident Fund(GPF) and other Similar Funds Including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975(SDS,1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the Financial Year 2015-16.


It was decided by the Government to link the interest rates of State PFs (General Provident Fund and other similar funds) including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975 (SDS, 1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the FY 2015-16 to Public Provident Fund (PPF) rates. In pursuance of that decision, the Government has decided to fix the rates 8.7% per annum applicable to the following:-

· The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
· The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
· The All India Service Provident Fund.
· The State Railway Provident Fund.
· The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
· The Indian Ordnance Provident Fund.
· The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
· The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
· The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
· The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

The rate of interest is applicable to the above funds w.e.f. 1st April, 2015 and until further orders.

Recently, the Government had kept the interest rates for PPF and other Small Savings Schemes intact. However, interest rates for 5 year Senior citizen Saving Scheme and Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme have been increased from 9.2 to 9.3% and 9.1 to 9.2% respectively, keeping in view the commitment of the Government towards the welfare of the girl child and the senior citizens.

PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER) SUBMITTED TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION – INDWF


PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER) SUBMITTED TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION – INDWF

Oral evidence submitted by National Council(JCM) Standing committee and the VII CPC on 23.03.2015, 24.03.2015 and on 31.03.2015 respectively.

The JCM(NC), JCM Constitutents including INDWF jointly prepared the memorandum on pay Structure, Pay determination, Allowances, leave, women issues, LTC, TA/DA and Retirement benefits etc., on 30.06.2014. Similarly, on behalf of INDWF, submitted matters relating to Defence Civilian Employees on service matters on 28.07.2014.


Defence Federations were invited from 30th to 31st march, 2015. INDWF met the VII CPC on 31.03.2015 in the VII CPC office, New Delhi from 1030 HRs to 1200 HRs. [Click here to view the issues discussed by the Staff side National Council Staff side Standing Committee (JCM) and by INDWF]

Proposed new pay scales after removal of existing Grade Pay Rs.1900, Rs.2400, Rs.4600 and Rs.8700 in order to reduction of pay scales from 19 to 14.

Proposed Pay Scale INDWF

PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER)

Proposed Pay Scale Minimum after Merger INDWF

Source: INDWF

DOPT Clarification regarding application of FR 49

F. No. 4/212014-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated 16th April, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Clarification regarding application of FR 49 — regarding
This Department undertook a review of FR 49 with a view to ensure that the provisions of the FR are applied in public interest and the spirit of the FR is maintained. It has been decided that the following points may be kept in view by Ministries / Departments while processing cases for giving additional charge —
(i) The provisions of FR 49 apply only to Government servants. Appointments of an employee of an autonomous body/PSU etc to another such body would be governed by the Rules of the individual’s employer;
(ii) The provisions of FR 49 are applicable to cases where the post held by the Government servant and the post to which he is appointed are under the Government.
(iii) Additional pay for holding additional charge of the posts in PSUs, autonomous bodies etc. is not permissible under FR-49.
(iv) Appointments made under FR 49 should follow the spirit of the FR to meet short term requirements only and it may be ensured that the provisions are not used to indirectly confer promotional benefits in lieu of promotion.
(v) Instructions of Ministry of Finance issued vide OM No. 7(7)/E.Coord/93 dated 3rd May 1993 read with OM No. 7(4)/E.Coord(I)/2001 dated 27th March 2001 regarding ‘economy in administrative expenditures – guidelines for abolition of posts’ may be kept in view in this regard so that approval Of Ministry of Finance for revival of post(s) is obtained wherever necessary before assigning the additional charge of posts.
(vi) While, the language of the FR 49 provides for appointment to a higher post, no occasion for appointing a Government servant to a post next above or even higher than the post next in hierarchy should arise. Such appointments may not be made without the approval of Department of Personnel and Training.
(vii) Though appointments covered under FR 49(i) are not promotion, the Government Servant so appointed gets the pay of the higher post. While it may not be necessary to go strictly by seniority in making such stop gap arrangements, as far as possible the senior most officer holding the lower post in the Department may be so appointed. The suitability of the officer for discharging the functions of the post should also be assessed. If the post requires any specialised skill/experience/training, the person most suited for the task may be appointed.
(viii) No person who is facing a disciplinary proceeding or is otherwise not suitable (for example who has an adverse entry in a recent APAR) should be given the additional charge.
(ix) The orders for appointments may be issued only after obtaining the approval of the authority competent to make appointments to the post.
2. It is requested that the above information may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
(AK. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
The Department of Posts, which has applied for a payments bank licence, has a hybrid model in mind to operate Post Bank of India. Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan yesterday had said while the banking sector is set to undergo changes in the next few years, "we are going to possibly have postal bank".

According to a source, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has approved hybrid model suggested by Ernst & Young which prepared detailed project report on Post Bank of India (PBI).

"E&Y has come out with three models but suggested preference to a hybrid model. Under which about 600 branches will be directly operated by PBI staff in post office premises and transactions in other parts of the country will be supported by India post staff," the official said.

Post Bank of India is proposed to have its own employees and IT infrastructure. The transaction handled by India Post employees will be entered in to computer server of PBI.

The Department expects revenue of over Rs 550 crore from PBI in first 5 years.

"India Post will earn from every transaction it will carry out for PBI and rents that it will get from its branches. India Post financial services like saving account, postal life insurance will continue as it is," the official said.

The Department of Posts (DoP) will soon seek Cabinet approval for Rs 240 crore for setting up Post Bank of India.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks -- payments banks and small banks.
As per RBI guidelines, payments banks would offer a limited range of products such as demand deposits and remittances. They will not be allowed to undertake lending activities and will be initially be restricted to holding a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per individual customer.

They will be allowed to issue ATM or debit cards as also other prepaid payment instruments, but not credit cards.

The DoP will evaluate its five year performance as payments bank and then it will take call of setting up full-fledged banking service

Rotational transfer of IP/ ASP cadre in GOA REGION


6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?


6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

Six Pay Commissions were formulated by the Central Government until now. The 6th Pay Commission had some salient features that were never seen before. Let’s find out why this particular Pay Commission was so monumental.

The recommendations made by the previous five Pay Commissions were interrelated to each other. People who had studied these would know that despite the similarities, the recommendations were not exactly generous.


“Weightage” was the most-frequently used terminology in all previous pay commissions. New employees wouldn’t be aware of this. Weightage was all about calculating a certain percentage of the basic pay and adding it to the new basic pay (Basic Pay Weightage, Fitment Weightage or Fitment Benefit). This was the method prescribed by the five Pay Commissions before.

Even more pathetic was “Increment Weightage”. Particularly the 5th Pay Commission didn’t consider all the increments that the employee had received. According to the recommendations of 5th Pay Commission, it was given on the basis of one out of three increments.

As well, those were the days when promotions were rare. For years, employees were getting meager amount as annual increment. Only disappointment remained because the employees felt as if their ten years’ progress was unfairly evaluated.

Since no significant changes were made in the calculation of DA in the 5th Pay Commission, for the entire ten years, percentage of Dearness Allowance had increased by only 74%.

Until the 5th Pay Commission, House Rent Allowance was given in four categories – 5%, 7.5%, 15%, and 30% or as consolidated amount.

Lack of generosity was also obvious in areas like Tuition Fees, Transport Allowance, and Leave Travel Concession.

The 6th Central Pay Commission was special because it was radically different from its predecessors.
“Grade Pay was introduced, and, although there were MACP confusions due to the new Hierarchy system, since its pluses outnumbered its minuses, we feel that there is nothing wrong in recollecting the good points that the Commission had recommended. This article will help the next generation employees understand why the 6th Pay Commission was so unique.”
Multiplication Factor : This is considered by many as a transparent approach. [Click to read more about this]

Children’s Education Allowance : From a meager Rs.40 per month, it was raised to Rs.1000. This reflected genuine interest and concern about the future generation. [Click to read more about this]


3% Increment : The decision to calculate the annual increment at 3% of the current basic pay continues to be applauded even now. [Click to read more about this]

Transport Allowance : Although Convenience Allowance was clubbed with this, it was a good decision to have made the revision of transport allowance dependent on the dearness allowance.

Leave Travel Concession : Which was until then, given only for Class II travel, was elevated to AC- Tier III, and Tier II.

Child Care Leave : It was a blessing for female employees.

Military Service Pay : First time recommendation for the Armed Forces Personnel by 6th Pay Commission.


DoP to seek Cabinet nod for 240 cr to set up Post Bank

The Department of Posts (DoP) will soon seek Cabinet approval for Rs 240 crore for setting up Post Bank of India.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks -- payments banks and small banks.

The DoP, which has applied for a payments bank licence, has a hybrid model in mind to operate Post Bank of India. Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan yesterday had said while the banking sector is set to undergo changes in the next few years, "we are going to possibly have postal bank".

"The Department is in the process of seeking approval for about Rs 240 crore from Expenditure Finance Committee which will then need nod from Cabinet," an official source told PTI.

As per RBI guidelines, payments banks would offer a limited range of products such as demand deposits and remittances. They will not be allowed to undertake lending activities and will be initially be restricted to holding a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per individual customer.

They will be allowed to issue ATM or debit cards as also other prepaid payment instruments, but not credit cards.

According to a source, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has approved hybrid model suggested by Ernst & Young which prepared detailed project report on Post Bank of India (PBI).

"E&Y has come out with three models but suggested preference to a hybrid model. Under which about 600 branches will directly operated by PBI staff in post office premises and transactions in other parts of the country will be supported by India post staff," the official said.

Post Bank of India is proposed to have its own employees and IT infrastructure. The transaction handled by India Post , employees will be entered in to computer server of PBI.

The Department expects revenue of over Rs 550 crore from PBI in first 5 years.

"India Post will earn from every transaction it will carry out for PBI and rents that it will get from its branches. India Post financial services like saving account, postal life insurance will continue as it is," the official said.

The DoP will evaluate its five year performance as payments bank and then it will take call of setting up full fledged banking service.


Dearness Allowance hiked by 6% for Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners

In a bonanza to over one crore central government employees and pensioners, The Cabinet today hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 113 per cent of their basic pay with effect from January. 

The decision benefiting 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners would lead to an outgo of Rs 7,889.34 crore in the current fiscal. 

The decision to hike the DA was taken at the meeting of the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said. 

"Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/Dearness Relief (DR) at the rate of 113 per cent of the basic pay with effect from January 1, 2015," it added. 

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission

The release further said the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs 6,762.24 crore per annum, and Rs 7,889.34 crore in the 2015-16 (for a period of 14 months from January 2015 to February 2016). 

DA was last revise in September last year from 100 per cent of basic pay to 107 per cent. The increase was effective from July 1, 2014.

Postal bank set to become a reality, says Rajan

The country will see many new banks in the coming years, including a postal bank promoted by the postal department, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion of commemorating 80 years of the central bank, the governor said, “In the coming year, we will have many new players in the banking eco-system, such as payments banks, small finance banks and possibly a postal bank competing with existing universal banks, regional rural banks, cooperative banks, and a variety of non-bank finance companies.”

The department of posts has already applied for a payments bank licence after RBI initiated the licensing process last year. Payments banks are niche banks which will be allowed to function with several restrictions; they will not be allowed to lend and will have a cap on the deposit it can take from an individual. A postal bank, if it gets a licence from RBI, will be a universal bank.

A task force under T S R Subramanian for suggesting ways to leverage the post office network has recommended that the government set up a holding company under the department of posts for immediate roll-out of banking, insurance and e-commerce services through India’s 155,000 post offices. The task force had submitted its recommendation last December.

Rajan also said the central bank has successfully developed a liquid government bond market, which gave the government the confidence to think of issuing 40-year bonds. “The rupee is truly becoming international, as foreign institutions queue up to issue rupee-denominated bonds. New products supported by RBI, such as the recently introduced interest rate futures contract, are doing roaring business on exchanges,” he said.

The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), however, also said the task of the central bank is far from over, particularly so far as infrastructure financing is concerned. He also reminded that banks already have too much exposure to infrastructure while big corporate infrastructure players have also taken too much debt.

“Going forward, we need to develop new sources of risk capital so that our infrastructure needs can be financed with a moderate amount of debt, even as we help the system deleverage,” he said.

In his speech as the chief guest at the function, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the need to extend finance to the poor.

Modi urged RBI to take the lead in encouraging financial institutions to set concrete targets for financial inclusion over the next 20 years, to help transform the quality of life of the poor.

“I come as a representative of the poor, underprivileged, marginalised and tribals; I am one among them; I seek on their behalf and trust you will not disappoint me,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister also downplayed any tension between the central bank and the government over several recent proposals, including shifting of the debt management function from RBI to an independent agency.

Modi said the governor meets him once in two months and he found Rajan’s presentations simple and easy to understand.

“What this means is that maybe government and RBI’s thoughts are similar and this is possible because of that. I believe that this is very necessary and I as a representative of the government express my satisfaction on this issue,” Modi said. Modi said along with economic and social parameters, there is a need to think of a geographical parameter as well for financial inclusion. He said eastern India had immense economic potential, and the banking sector should recognise and plan for this.

The Prime Minister said the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG subsidy, had shown the potential of the enormous role that the banking sector can play in ensuring financial inclusion.

Following officers also said to be declined PS Gr. B promotion. 

1. Shri S. L. Meena (Rajasthan) allotted to Gujarat Circle. 
2. Shri A. N. Sushir (Maharashtra) allotted to Maharashtra Circle.
3. Shri G. M. Nandanwar (Maharashtra) allotted to Maharashtra Circle.
4. Shri M. R. Sakpal (Maharashtra) allotted to Maharashtra Circle.
6. Shri Ramkrishna Somayaji (Karnataka) allotted to Maharashtra.
7. Shri V N Shivashankara Prasad (Karnataka) allotted to Maharashtra.  
8. Shri K. Soorappan (Tamil Nadu) allotted to Maharashtra 
9. Shri S. Chenakrishnan (Tamil Nadu) allotted to West Bengal.
10.Shri S. Subbarao (Tamil Nadu) allotted to Gujarat 
11. Shri V K Gupta (Chattisgarh) allotted to Jharkhand 
12. Shri K K Soni (Chattisgarh) allotted to North East
13. Shri C R Nagaraj Rao (Karnataka) allotted to West Bengal 
14. Shri V H Nadaguda (Karnataka) allotted to West Bengal
15. Shri M V Basapur (Karnataka) allotted too West Bengal
Retirement

Shri K M Kumthekar, SSPO's, Mumbai City West Dn., Mumbai 400014 is retiring from Government Service on Superannuation on 31.03.2015.

This Association Wishes him a very Happy and Healthy Retired Life 

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS INDIA
OFFICE OF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL
MUMBAI REGION MUMBAI-400001


No:  MR/STA/6-2/2015                     Dated    at Mumbai:       30  -03-2015

                               
Part-I ( Transfer/ Allotment-Other Circle)

                In pursuance of   Circle Office  Order  No. STA/6-2/2015 dated 13-03-2015     and     approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for the following transfers/ postings in PS Group ‘B’ Cadre w.e.f  31.03.2015 A/N  or 01.04.2015 :-

Sl.No.
Name of the Officer
 Circle to which allotted
1
Shri K. Dinkar,                         SPOs Raigad Division
Karnataka
2
Shri S. Vasudevan,                         Sr. PM, Thane HO
Tamilnadu
3
Shri T. R. Baskaran                      Dy. Director, Mumbai GPO
Tamilnadu

                                Benefit of TA/TP, joining time etc. shall be permissible to the officers on the above transfer, if he has been working in the present circle of posting for one year or more.

                Necessary charge reports may be sent to all concerned.

Part-II (Promotion/ Allotment)

                In pursuance of Circle Office Mumbai Memo No. STA/6-2/2015 dated 12/13-03-2015, the competent authority has ordered the promotion/ allotment of following Inspector line officials on regular basis in Postal Service Group ‘B’ Grade in the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 with  grade pay Rs.4800/- with effect from  date of assumption of the charge and until further orders.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
 Present Circle
 Posting on allotment
Remarks
1
Shri V.N.Shivashankara Prasad
Karnataka Circle
Dy. Director (PRO) Mumbai GPO
Vice Shri T.R.Baskaran, stands transferred to Tamilnadu Circle

2
Shri K Soorappan
Tamilnadu
Asstt. Director Postal  Services-I, R.O Mumbai
Vice Ms. Shyamla S.
3

Shri A.K.Chinchole
Maharashtra
Superintendent  of Posts Raigad Division
Vice Shri K. Dinkar stands transferred to Karnataka Circle
4
Shri R.N.Kulkarni
Maharashtra
Dy. Director ( R &M) Mumbai GPO
Against vacant post
  

                 Adhoc arrangement of  Ms. Shyamla S., Offg, ADPS-I, R.O Mumbai will stand terminated on joining of  regular officer.



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General Conditions:-

i.                     No re-allotment requests will be considered within a period of one year.  Re-allotment requests not sent through proper channel will also not be entertained.  Leave  taken during this period  will  not be counted for calculation of one year period for considering  requests for re-allotments.
ii.                    Appointment is conditional to the officer’s placement in the designated circle.
iii.                  It is the officer’s responsibility to send a copy of the charge report on assumption of charge  on the promoted post to SO (SPG), Postal Directorate for record purpose.
iv.                  If there are grievances regarding seniority or any other complaint, representations, if any should be made through proper channel within 15 days  from the date of issue of this order.
v.                   In case, an officer is not willing to accept his promotion, his declination letter in writing should be sent to Directorate  within 30 days, failing which it will be presumed that he has declined his promotion.

1.       VIGILANCE/ DISCIPLINARY CASE, IF ANY

              In case any vig/Disc case of the type referred to in O.M. NO. 22011/2/86-Estt(A)  dated 12.01.88 from DOP&T circulated vide Directorate Memo No. 25-19/88-SPG dated 04.05.88 (subsequently) revised vide DO P&T Memo No. 22022//91-Estt(A) dt 14.09.92, circulated vide Directorate Memo No. 25-19/88-SPG dated 13.10.1992 is pending against the officials, they should not be relieved for posting without obtaining specific orders from this office.   The officials against whom any  punishment is current except censure and  recovery of money, they should not be promoted before expiry of currency of punishment. A report in this regard be submitted immediately.

2.       PROBATION PERIOD

              The officials who have  been promoted to the Postal Service Group ‘B’ will be on probation for two years and then their suitability to hold this post will be adjudged  on completion of two  years of probation.   If any official proceeds on leave for a period exceeding 30 days during this period, the probation period will be extended depending upon the period of  leave.

3.       TRAINING

       The officials will be directly promoted to Postal Service Group B Service without any training for the present.  However, they will have to undergo the prescribed training as and when notified by Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal  Academy Ghaziabad.   A copy of the certificate given by the Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy Ghaziabad on successful completion of training should be forwarded to Director (Staff) for the record.

4.       OPTION FOR FIXATION OF PAY:

If the officials who wishes to give option for choosing  date for fixation of  pay under FR 22(1) (a) (1) should do so within one month from the date of assumption of charge on promotion.

5.        The officers presently officiating in PS Group ‘B” cadre may be reverted to substantive post in ASP Cadre for one day before taking over the charge on regular promotion in PS Group B cadre.

Relief  Arrangement:-

         Concerned Regional PMsG/ Unit Heads/Divisional Heads  will relieve the officers under Regional arrangement/ Office  arrangement to join their new assignment immediately.

              Necessary charge reports may be sent to all concerned.


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Part-III ( Transfer/ Allotment)
           In pursuance of Circle Office Mumbai Memo No STA/6-2/2014 dated 19.03.2015, following transfer/allotment in PS Group B Cadre has been ordered by the competent authority in the interest of service

Sl.No.
 Name & designation of the Officer
 Present Region
Posting on allotment
Remarks
1
Shri V.S.Ingle,    Offg. Supdt. SPC Mumbai
Mails & BD
Sr. Postmaster Thane HO
Vice Shri  S. Vasudevan,  stands transferred to  Tamilnadu Circle

                Necessary charge reports may be sent to all concerned.

Part-IV   (Adhoc Promotion/  Allotment)

                    In pursuance of Circle Office Mumbai Memo No STA/6-2/2014 dated 19.03.2015, the competent authority has ordered the following promotion/ allotment in PS Group ‘B’ in the pay band Rs.9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs.4800/- (PB-2) on temporary and adhoc basis with immediate effect:-

Sl.No.
Name & designation of the Officer
Posting on allotment and adhoc promotion
Remarks
1
Shri V.S.Gholkar,         ASP, Ratnagiri

Sr. Postmaster Dadar HO
Vice Shri A.K.Chinchole, promoted on regular basis to PS Group B and transferred

                The promotion of above officer is purely on adhoc basis for a period of 11 months and not exceeding one year with effect the date of assumption of charge or till regular incumbent joins or until further orders whichever is earlier and subject to no disciplinary/ vigilance case pending against him.  The ad-hoc promotion is also subject to no punishment is current and also subject to the approval of Directorate.

                The local officiating arrangement of the officers will take effect from the date of assumption of charge.  The adhoc arrangement will be terminated on completion of 11 months without awaiting further orders from Regional office.  The adhoc appointment will not confer any right for regularization of the same  for benefit  such as seniority etc. on a future date.  Government reserves the right to terminate the adhoc appointment without assigning any reason for giving notice etc. to the officers concerned.

                The concerned Unit Head will relieve the above officer under Office arrangement to join his new assignment.

                Necessary charge reports may be sent to all concerned.

 ( Shyamla S)
Asstt. Director Postal Services (I)
O/O Postmaster General
Mumbai Region, Mumbai-400 001

Copy to:-

1/            The Director General (SPG),  Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan Sansad Marg New     Delhi.
2/            Chief Postmaster  General Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai-400 001
3/            Chief Postmaster  General Tamilnadu Circle/ Karnataka Circle
4/            The PMsG   Goa/Pune/Mails & BD
5/            The Director of Postal Accounts Nagpur-440001
6/            The Director PTC Vadodara
7/            The Director (HQs) C.O/ Mails & BD// M.R
6/            The Director Mumbai GPO-400 001
7/            All SSPOs/ SPOs in Mumbai Region
8/            Officers concerned
9/            All Group Officers in R.O Mumbai
10/          Sr. Accounts Officer, R.O Mumbai
11/          P.Files of the officers
12/          PS to PMG (MR)/ PA to DPS (MR)