The DPC for the promotion to the cadre of Assistant Superintendent, Post

The DPC for the promotion to the cadre of Assistant Superintendent, Post is going to be held during the first week of the Jan 2015. The following officer is in the zone of promotion. All Regional Secretaries and the members are requested to confirm the submission of the requisite documents to there regional administration immediately.

The name of the officer who is zone of promotion.

1.        Shri S L Bansode
2.        Smt. Amita Kumari
3.        Shri K L Naitam
4.        Shri T F Tadvi
5.        Shri N S Yeola
6.        Shri A K Kadam
7.        Smt V V Vaskar
8.        Smt S S Poojari
9.        Shri N R Patil
10.        Smt S Y Desai
11.        Shri R B Ghayal
12.        Smt S S Dalvi
13.        Smt A G Kauthankar
14.        Shri Praveen Kumar
15.        Shri Prabhat Kumar
16.        Shri A F Dandge
17.        Shri A G Salunkhe
18.        Shri N Kartiken
19.        Shri R N Habe
20.        Shri C M Subramanium
21.        Shri K. Mohandas
22.        Smt Geetu Kumari
23.        Shri S Gopinath
24.        Shri K Ganesan

25.        Shri V. Ramesh Prabhu

Photos of CBS Go Live at Chiplun HO

 Chiplun HO is  successfully migrated in Core Banking Solution on 24.11.2014, inaugration of the same was held on 25.11.2014.

Inauguration ceremony was led by :

1. Shri B R Sutar,  Supdt. of Post Offices, Ratnagiri Div.
2. Shri A D Sarangale,  Astt. Supdt of POs, Chiplun Sub Dn.
3. Shri V S Gholkar,  Postmaster (HSG-I), Chiplun HO

and all staff of Chiplun HO

Central government launches special deposit scheme for the girl child

To help channelise small savings, government has launched a special deposit scheme for girl child -- Sukanya Samriddhi Account-- which can be opened in banks and post offices and half of the funds can be withdrawn for her higher education and marriage.
While the scheme has been notified by the government, the special interest rate applicable to it would be determined later. Under the scheme, an account can be opened in the name of a girl child up to the age of 10 years.
The scheme would mature on completion of 21 years from the date of opening of the account, and deposits can be made till completion of 14 years. The account can be transferred anywhere in India if the girl child shifts to a place other than the city or locality where the account stands.
Further, 50% of the deposit could be withdrawn for the purpose of higher education and marriage of the girl child after she attains 18 years of age, said the notification.
"The account shall be opened and operated by the natural or legal guardian of a girl child till the girl child in whose name the account has been opened, attains the age of 10 years," it added. After attaining age of 10 years, the account holder can herself operate the account.
In the event of death of the account holder, the account would be closed immediately, and the balance at the credit of the account would be paid along with interest till the month preceding the month of premature closure of the account. The scheme is aimed at garnering small savings and channelising them for development of infrastructure.

CHQ News.....

1. Supplementary DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14. 

- Information of 4 to 5 officers of UP Circle is awaited. There would be about 25 to 28 vacancies and result is awaited very soon. 

2. DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancies of 2014-15.

- Information of 6 officers is still not received from Circles. DPC is likely to be held in this month only for about 150-160 vacancies and if JTS DPC is convened before DPC of PS Gr. B, then there is chance of another additional 25 to 30 vacancies. 

3. DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2013-14.

- Date of holding of DPC is awaited from UPSC. There would be about 37 to38 vacancies. 

4. Request for grant of GP Rs. 5400/- to the ASPs after completion of 4 years of regular service in GP of Rs. 4800/- earned under MACP Scheme

- File is said to be sent to Nodal Ministry.

5. Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS.

- Issue is delayed due to non availability of  feeder cadres RRs.

6. Non holding of PS Gr. B Examination for the year 2013 and 2014.

- There is no progress in the matter. 

7. Vigilance enquiry in the death case of Ms Mohini Gupta Ex-ASP Ajmer(Rajasthan circle)

- Report from Rajasthan Circle is awaited. 

8. Issue of seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre since 2000 onwards

- It is delayed due to some technical problems and likely to be released soon. 

9. Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Dy. Manager in MMS. 

- It is under process.

New RBI guidelines: India Post’s long wait to become a bank may be finally over - NEWS

The final guidelines on differentiated banks, spelled out by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday (27/11/2014), has paved the way for India’s postal department to fulfill its long-cherished dream of wearing the hat of a banker.

India Post is now likely to apply to become a small finance bank, according to a senior department official.

‘Certainly, it (the guidelines for small and payments banks), looks interesting,” the official told FirstBiz on condition of anonymity. The department will conduct a feasibility study and will take a final call on the matter, the official said.
On Thursday evening, the RBI announced the final rules for payments banks and small banks. Payments banks can engage in accepting small deposits, offer ATM/debit cards, payments and remittance services through various channels and offer financial products like mutual fund units and insurance products.
Small finance banks, on the other hand, are almost like full service commercial banks. But, these banks cannot engage in large value transactions since 75 percent of their loans must be lent to the so-called priority sector. For existing banks, this requirement is 40 percent. Also, at least 50 percent of their loan portfolio should constitute loans and advances of up to Rs 25 lakh.
What is means is majority of the loans of smaller banks must be lent to agriculture, micro-credit and other weaker sections.
But small banks have plenty of headroom to actively compete in the home loan and SME loan segments with other banks, even within this limit.
A small bank permit makes more sense to India Post than becoming a payments bank since the department has long cherished the dream of a lender.
The Postal department, which was among the 25 contenders for a full service banking licence last year, didn’t manage to get into the final list since the UPA-government wasn’t keen to support the move and refused to provide the department with the minimum capital required to set up a commercial bank.
But the government is unlikely to deny the chance to India Post this time since small finance banks will not deal in large value credit transactions.
Since the new set of banks will primarily operate among the unbanked and weaker sections, risks arising out of large-value corporate loans are limited.
Also, capital is unlikely to become a problem since under the new guidelines, both small banks and payments banks need an entry capital of Rs 100 crore, as against Rs 500 crore needed for full service banks.
According to the RBI guidelines, small finance banks can gradually grow to a full service commercial bank if the apex bank finds merit in the proposal.
Big boost to financial inclusion
India Post has all along argued that the department’s entry to banking can contribute massively to the cause of financial inclusion, or the process of spreading banking services to the unbanked population of the country, using its vast network of 1,55,000 post offices.
Of its total network, about 1,39,040 are in rural areas. Going by a 2011 estimate of the postal department, about 6,000 people are covered on average by post-offices in rural areas and about 24,000 in urban areas.

Through its various saving schemes, Postal department handles deposits to the tune of Rs 6,00,000 crore.

As First Biz noted earlier, India Post’s entry into banking can be game changer in rural banking given the massive reach of Post in the far-flung areas of the country and local knowledge.

The department has already commenced the process to link all its branches through technology, besides setting up ATMs across the country.

Last year, while issuing licenses to IDFC and Bandhan, the RBI had observed that India Post can be given banking licence if government, technically the promoter of the proposed Post bank, gives its nod.

Promotion/Allotment in JTS Gr "A" 

The competent authority has ordered the following promotion/allotment in JTS Gr "A" on temporary and ad-hoc basis in the pay band Rs 15600-39100 with grade pay of Rs 5400/- ( PB-3)with immediate effect.

Name of the officer &Designation
Shri F B Sayyad, ADPS, RO Pune
Pune Region
Shri G V Ganmote, ADPS, RO Goa
Goa Region
Shri H C Patel, ADPS, Mumbai Region.
Mumbai Region

PMG Mumbai/Goa/Pune Region will issue further posting order of the above officers and relieve them under office  arrangement to join their new assignment.

This Association congratulates the officer on their promotion.

Transfer / Posting in Gr "B"

Vide Circle Office memo number STA/6-1/2014 dated 19.11-2014 following transfer/allotment in PS Gr"B" are issued. 

1) Shri A V Deshmukh, SSPO's, Mumbai City North West Dn., on reversion to Gr"B" allotted to Mumbai Region.

2) Shri R V Kulkarni, ADPS, Mumbai Region transfer and allotted Circle Office against Shri H C Patel promoted to JTS Gr"A".

Amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979.

Discontinuation of Ad-hoc promotion of officials / officers of the Department of Posts, consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion to Postal Services Group 'B'cadre and Junior Time Scale of Indian Postal Service Group 'A'

To read, please CLICK HERE.

CAT cases i/c/w to grant GP of Rs.5400/- after completion of 4 years in GP of Rs. 4800/-.

(a) CAT case filed at Hyderabad Bench i/c/w to grant GP of Rs.5400/- after completion of 4 years in GP of Rs. 4800/-.

All are aware that 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. 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/-. 

 Applicants are requested to intimate the present position of case to CHQ. 

(b) CAT case filed at Madras Bench i/c/w to grant GP of Rs.5400/- after completion of 4 years in GP of Rs. 4800/-.

Shri M. Mohanarangam, Ex-GS of All India Association of ASRM and IRM and now Superintendent, NSH, Varanashi has already filed OA in Hon’ble CAT Madras Bench in connection with to grant (MACP) financial up-gradation to applicant in the GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 on non-functional basis, on completion of 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- w.e.f. 1/9/2008, with all attendant benefits is listed for filing of reply by respondent i.e. Department 

The applicant in his OA No. 1273/2013 stated that 6CPC introduced Modified Assured Career Progression Schemes (MACPs) and the commission recommended that a Gr. B officer in PB-2 with GP of Rs. 4800/- will get the GP of Rs. 5400/- after completing 4 years of regular service on non-functional basis. The recommendations of the 6CPC was accepted by the Government vide GOI, Ministry of Finance’s Resolution dated 29/8/2008.  

The applicant has further stated in his 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 applicant is holding Gr. B gazette post (ASP cadre) and completed 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- and he is now eligible for financial upgradation in the GP of Rs. 5400/- w.e.f.1/9/2012. The applicant while working as ASP (Gr. B) was granted financial upgradation in the GP of Rs. 4800/- in the pay band of Rs. 9300-34800 in PB-2 w.e.f. 1/9/2008.

Meeting with 7 CPC members on 7/11/2014

As per the appointment received from 7CPC for discussion on issues related to IP/ASP cadre, a delegation of following members of Association attended meeting with Hon’ble Chairman of 7CPC at Sahyadri State Guest House, Malbar Hill, Mumbai on 7/11/2014. 

1.   Shri Vilas Ingale – General Secretary & Superintendent, NSH, Mumbai.
2.   Shri Roop Chand – Ex-General Secretary & President Delhi Circle &  ADPS o/o CPMG, Delhi.
3.   Shri Manjunath Hubballi – Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle & ASP Haveri Sub Division.
4.   Shri M. S. Ahirrao – President Maharashtra Circle & SRM “L” Division, Bhusawal.
5.  Shri S. S. Kulkarni – Ex-CHQ Treasurer & Ex-Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle and ADM (PLI) o/o CPMG, Mumbai.
6.   Shri N. Yadagiri – CHQ Treasurer and ASP (T) o/o SSPOs, Mumbai East Division, Mumbai.
7.   Shri Rajan S. Buchade – ASP, NSH, Mumbai.  

Following members from 7CPC were present in the meeting. 

1.   Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur – Chairman
2.   Smt. Meena Agarwal – Secretary
3.   Shri Sameer Sinha – Joint Secretary
4.   Dr. Rathin Roy – Member
5.   Shri Mudit Mittal – Director
6.   Shri Vivek Rae – Member
7.   Shri Rajiv Mishra – Salahkar  

At the beginning of the meeting, General Secretary conveyed sincere thanks to the Hon'ble Chairman, 7CPC for giving an opportunity to Association to discuss the pay related issues and then offered shawl and bouquet to Hon’ble Chairman as goodwill gesture. GS handed over a copy of Memorandum to Hon’ble Chairman and thereafter briefed about the cadre and highlighted the demands as  listed in the Memorandum before 7CPC. Hon’ble Chairman and all Members heard the grievances very patiently in a positive manner. During the course of discussions, queries raised by Hon’ble Chairman and his team were actively replied by GS and his team to their satisfaction.  GS  further requested Hon’ble Chairman that the pay parity among Inspectors of other Central Government Departments i.e. Income Tax, Central Excise and Customs, Assistants and Personal Assistants in Central Secretariat Services etc. and Inspector Posts should be maintained. The duties and responsibilities (i.e. annual inspections of post offices, cash conveyance without police escorts, MGNREGS payments, recruitment of GDS staff etc.) of Inspector Posts and Inspectors working in other departments were also explained in details before 7CPC. Secretary of 7CPC  took note of all new and important points discussed in the meeting.  GS proposed pay scale to Inspector Posts Rs. 70000-150000 with GP Rs. 14400/- and pay scale to ASP Rs. 70000-150000 with GP Rs. 16200/-. 

Shri Manjunath Hubballi, Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle Branch  presented power point presentation in a effective manner. He briefed that Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents Posts are Middle Level Managers and they should get more pay than the staff being supervised by them.    

Shri Roop Chand, Ex-GS and President Delhi Circle Branch explained the promotional avenues available to the IP/ASP cadre  also bequeathed an example of long span of promotion and its stagnation etc. During the course of discussion, the issue of merger of ASP cadre with PS Group "B"/ IP cadre was also discussed in detail. Hon’ble Chairman advised us to pursue this vital issue with the Department of Posts/ Ministry of Finance and outcome of the same should be reported to 7CPC by separate note.  

Shri S.S. Kulkarni, Ex-CHQ Treasurer and Ex-Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle and Shri M. S. Ahirrao, President, Maharashtra Circle  also took active part in the discussion. Both the members brought to the notice of Hon'ble Chairman that Inspectors recruited through Direct Recruit quota in Department of Posts through SSC are quitting department immediately due to less Grade Pay than the Inspectors in other Central Govt. departments and therefore large number of posts of Inspectors in the department are  lying vacant for years together. 

The meeting ended with thanks to chair. 

Meeting with 7th CPC members at Mumbai on 7/11/2014

Today, it has been reported by office of 7CPC over phone that, our Association's request for an appointment / meeting to discuss issues related to IP/ASP cadre mentioned in Memorandum dated 1st July 2014 is considered. Meeting with 7CPC will be held at Sahyadri State Guest House, B. G. Kher Road, Malbar Hill, Mumbai 400006 on 7/11/2014 at 17.00 hours. 

Following email message received from 7CPC is reproduced herewith. 

Dear Shri Vilas Ingale,
With reference to your request for making an oral representation to the Seventh Central Pay Commission during its visit to Mumbai, you are informed that your request has been agreed to. You are informed that your entity has been allocated 15 minutes time at 1700 hours on 7.11.2014. The venue will be Sahyadri State Guest House located at B G Kher Marg, Malabar Hill, Mumbai.  You may be present at the venue one hour before the allotted time.  The contact person shall be Shri Sudhir Sharma, Under Secretary, 7th CPC at 08447442466(

Photos of CBS Go Live Miraj H.O.

Shri M.S.Chopade SSP Sangli while inaugurating CBS Counter of Miraj H.O on 30.10.2014

Shri M.S.Chopade SSP Sangli while lighting of lamp for CBS GO Live Function

Shri Sanjay Desai ASP (HQ) Sangli Division while lighting of Lamp for CBS GO Live Function.  

Transfer / Posting Ps Gr B - Mumbai Region

Vide Mumbai Region memo number MR/STA/6-2/2014 dated 27-10-2014 following officers are promoted in PS Gr B on temporary and adhoc basis in the pay band Rs 9300-34800 with grade pay of rs 4800/- (PB-2).

1) Shri V.V.Nayak ASPO's North West Division posted as Dy Director (SB)Mumbai GPO against Shri R.Krishnan transferred to Karnatka Circle.

2) Shri C.Vijaykumar ASP ( Mails Section ) C.O.Mumbai posted as Sr PM Mahim H.O.

This Association congratulates the officers on their promotion.

CBS GO Live - Bhusaval H.O.

Shri M.S.Ahirrao Supdt RMS L Dn Bhusawal,Shri A.V.Ingale Supdt Bhusawal and Staff of DO and HO while lighting of lamp .

Shri M.S.Ahirarao ,Shri A.V.Ingale and staff at CBS Go Live Function

 Beautifully decorated Counters of Bhusawal HO on the occasion of CBS migration.

Counter P.A. of Bhusawal H.O.Performing transaction on finacle 

7th Pay Commission visit to Mumbai on 6th and 7th Nov 2014.

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission has started holding meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a first-hand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Mumbai from 6th November, 2014 to 8th November, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.  The last date for receiving request for meeting is 30th October, 2014 (1700 hours).