Sad Demise

Mother of Shri Suresh Bansode, Postmaster, Aurangabad, expired today, the funeral ceremony at Beed at 2000hrs today. It is a shock to family of Shri Suresh Bansode.

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to give courage to the family members to bear the shock.

Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment: CCS (Leave) Amendment Rules, 2017

(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, the 15th March, 2017

G.S.R. 251(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) Amendment Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, for rule 48, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:

48, Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment - Leave upto a period of 90 days may be granted to an aggrieved female Government Servant on the recommendation of the Internal Committee or the Local Committee, as the case may be, during the pendency of inquiry under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the leave granted to the aggrieved female Government Servant under this rule shall not be debited against the leave account.

[F. No. 13026/2/2016-Estt. (L)]

Footnote : The principal rules were published vide Notification Number 80. 940, dated the 8th April, 1972 f and were last amended vide Notification number G.S.R. 711(E) dated the 8th October, 2014.
Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number S.O. 940 dated the 8th April, 1972 and have been subsequently amended.

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Branches of SBBJ, SBH, SBM, SBP and SBT to operate as branches of SBI from April 1, 2017

Date : Mar 20, 2017
Branches of SBBJ, SBH, SBM, SBP and SBT to operate as branches of SBI from April 1, 2017

All branches of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) will function as branches of State Bank of India from April 1, 2017. Customers, including depositors of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore will be treated as customers of State Bank of India with effect from April 1, 2017.
The Government of India has issued the Acquisition of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur Order 2017, Acquisition of State Bank of Hyderabad Order 2017, Acquisition of State Bank of Mysore Order 2017, Acquisition of State Bank of Patiala Order 2017 and Acquisition of State Bank of Travancore Order 2017. The orders dated February 22, 2017 issued by the Government of India were published under Extraordinary Part II-Section 3-Sub-section (i) in the Gazette of India sanctioning the Acquisition of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore by State Bank of India in terms of sub section (2) of Section 35 of the State Bank of India Act, 1955 (23 of 1955).
Alpana Killawala
Principal Adviser
Press Release : 2016-2017/2504

Operating Procedure of GDS Fee Collection in Post Offices

Sad Demise

Father of Shri Kiran Reddy, IP, Mumbai Regional Office, Mumbai  expired today, the funeral ceremony at his Native place. It is a shock to family of Shri Kiran Reddy.

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to give courage to the family members to bear the shock.

Voluntary Retirement

Smt. Juee Palekar, ASP, Pune Regional Office is retiring from Government Service on Voluntarily on 15.03.2017.

This Association Wishes her a very Happy and Healthy Retired Life 

Sad Demise

Father of Shri D. T. Phanse, ASP, Circle Office, Mumbai  expired  on 12.03.2017 at 20:30 hrs. at his Native Ratnagiri due to old age It is  a  shock to family of Shri D T Phanse

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to give courage to the family members to bear the shock.

Regarding bunching of pay of IP ASP in Maharashtra Circle, details required for Bunching of Pay (Fixation)

Dear colleague's ,
This is regarding bunching of pay w.r.t. IP ASP of Maharashtra Circle.

It has been brought to my notice that the bunching of pay benefit has not been given to the individuals who are entitled to it, as such the said matter has to be raised with the higher authority. Hence  all Members are requested to provide details in the following link so as to consolidate the same for further course of action and taking the matter with higher authority with complete data.

Circle Secretary

DOP Order : i.Grant double TA to Deaf and Dump ii.Permission to travel by private airlines in c/w donation of organs iii.Applicability of SR147 in Special cases - Clarifications

DoP order on (i) Grant of Transport allowance at double rate to Deaf and Dumb Employees of Central Government ( ii). Permission to travel by private airlines in respect of journey performed for donation/transplantation of organs by Government servant and (iii) Applicability of provision below SR-147 to the families of deceased Govt. servant in special circumstances

Features of Post Office Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS)

Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS)

Post Office Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been notified with effect from August 2, 2004. The Scheme offers a new avenue of investment and return for Senior Citizen. The investment under this scheme qualify for the benefit of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 from 1.4.2007.

Salient features of POSCS (Post Office Senior Citizens Savings) Scheme


  • Any citizen, who has attained age of 60 years or above on the date of opening of the account.
  • Who has attained the age 55 years or more but less than 60 years and has retired under a Voluntary Retirement Scheme or a Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme on the date of opening of the account within one month from the date of retirement.
  • No age limit for the retired personnel of Defence services provided they fulfill other specified conditions.
  • A depositor may open the account in his individual capacity or jointly with spouse.
  • The accounts may be opened singly or jointly with spouse.
  • More than one account can be opened provided the total amount deposit does not exceed the prescribed limit.
  • Eligible applicants can open account by submitting application on Form A.
  • Non-residents and HUFs are ineligible to open the account under the scheme.
  • In case of cheque, the date of realiz​​ation of cheque in Govt. account shall be date of opening of account.

Minimum amount

Rs. 1,000/-

Maximum amount

Rs. 15,00,000/- (Rs. fifteen lakhs). In case of retiring employees the amount cannot exceed the amount of retirement benefits.

Maturity period

Five years

The depositor may extend the account for a further period of 3 years by submitting application on Form B

Nomination facility

A depositor may change nomination by submitting application on Form C.


Interest Rate
Upto 31.03.2012
9.00% per annum
01.04.2012 to 31.03.2013
9.30% per annum
01.04.2013 to 31.03.2014
9.20% per annum
01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016
9.30% per annum
01.04.2016 to 30.09.2016
8.60% per annum
01.10.2016 onwards
8.50% per annum
Interest is payable quarterly on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December.
If the interest payable every quarter is not claimed by a depositor, such interest do not earn additional interest.

Mode of payment of interest

  • In case of SCSS accounts, quarterly interest shall be payable on 1st working day of April, July, October and January. It will be applicable at all CBS Post Offices.

Premature withdrawal

In case the account is closed after expiry of one year but before expiry of two years from the date of opening of the account, an amount equal to 1.5% of the deposit shall be deducted and the balance paid to the depositor.
Premature closure is allowed after one year on deduction of 1.5% interest & after 2 years on deduction of 1% interest.
Application for premature closure of the account may be submitted on Form E.
No deduction shall be made in case of premature closure of an account at any time due to death of a depositor. Application for premature closure by spouse (Joint Holder)/nominee(s)/legal heirs of the account may be submitted on Form F.

Tax benefits

Investment under this scheme qualifies for the benefit of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 from 1.4.2007.

Interest Taxability


  • Other features

  • The Account can be transferred from one post office to another

RBI Revised Withdrawal Limit from 24000 to 50000 per week from

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday it would remove the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs and savings accounts from March 13.

Cash withdrawal limit from savings bank accounts will be relaxed to Rs 50,000 from February 20 to March 13, after which it will be removed, RBI deputy governor R Gandhi said after the monetary policy meeting.

Several limits on cash withdrawals from banks and ATMs were imposed after the government’s surprise move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 on November 8, 2016.

Earlier, on January 30, RBI had allowed withdrawal upto Rs 24,000 from savings accounts. This was preceded by the relaxation on January 16 when the limit was raised to Rs 10,000 per day from Rs 4,500.

The government has been saying the amount of currency in circulation would remain lower that what it was before November 8 even after remonetisation is completed, a move aimed at encouraging people to go cashless and adopt digital payment methods.

RICT Training Materials in Hindi version.

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Rationalisation of Labour Laws

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
06-February-2017 16:40 IST
Rationalisation of Labour Laws 
Reforms in labour laws are an ongoing process to update legislative system to address the need of the hour and to make them more effective and contemporary to the emerging economic and industrial scenario. The Second National Commission on Labour which submitted its Report in 2002 had recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis.  Accordingly, the Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes on Wages; Industrial Relations; Social Security & Welfare and Safety and Working Conditions, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the existing Central Labour Laws. These initiatives will reduce the complexity in compliance due to multiplicity of labour laws and facilitate setting up of enterprises and thus creating the environment for development of business and industry in the country and generating employment opportunities without diluting basic aspects of safety, security and health of workers.

        Conventions of International Labour Organization (ILO), on ratification create legally binding obligation for ratifying country. Ratification of a convention is a voluntary process. India ratifies a convention only when our national laws and practices are in full conformity with the Convention.  So far, India has ratified 45 Conventions and 1 Protocol.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Privatization of Higher Education

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
06-February-2017 16:47 IST
Privatization of Higher Education 
There has been an upsurge in the demand for higher education after independence, resulting in a substantial expansion in the number of universities and colleges in the country. India has the second largest higher education system in the world. As per UGC Annual Report 2014-15, as on 31.03.2015, the number of Universities had gone up to 711 (46 Central, 329 State, 205 State Private, 128 Deemed to be Universities, three Institutions established under State Legislation) and 40760 colleges in the Higher Education sector. The Indian higher education has already entered a stage of massification and the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education in 2015-16 is 24.5 percent, which is 3.45 crore in absolute numbers. The current target is to increase Gross Enrolment Ratio to 25.2 percent in 2017-18 and further to 30 percent in 2020-21.

The extant National Policy on Education (NPE) provides for a National System of Education which implies that, up to a given level, all students, irrespective of caste, creed, location or sex, have access to education of a comparable quality. The Government is committed to provide equitable access to quality education to all, by enhancing access to public funded education across all levels ranging from elementary to higher education.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

Central Government Employees expect 2% DA for January 2017

New Delhi: Central government employees expect a 2 percent dearness allowance in the salary from January 2017.

As per a blog of central government employees, "In case All India Consumer Price Index(AICPIN) is less than 277 for Nov and Dec 2016, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 2 percent. The employees feel that due to the impact of demonetisation, AICPIN Value may be volatile in the coming months.

The AICPIN for December 2016 was released by the Labour Department on January 31 at 275.

Though this is not the final figure because the Union are protesting against the DA %, added the blog.

The move is likely to bring relief to around 50 lakh employees working with the central government as well as 58 lakh more pensioners.

Provision of dearness allowance and dearness relief is made to the employees and pensioners so as to neutralise the effect of price rise on their salary and saving. 

Source :

Haryana State Level Philately Exhibition (HARPEX-2017) Award Ceremony

State Level Philately Exhibition (HARPEX-2017) organized by the Haryana Postal Circle at S. D. College (Lahore) Ambala Cantt was declared to be closed by on 06.02.2017 by Shri Anil Vij Hon’ble Health and Sports Minister, Haryana, .

A special cover on “Tikartal : Morni Hills” was released by the Hon’ble Minister.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Anil Vij seen Philately Exhibition and was very impressed to see the journey of culture and history of various countries displayed through stamps exhibited.

Honble Minister has also awarded to the winners of the Philately Exhibition and other promotional competitions.

A large number of students of many schools and colleges visited during all the four days of this exhibition. Stamps under My Stamp scheme have been issued to 1425 People. Philately Stamps for Rs. 82000/- have been sold through the counter installed by the Department. Famous philatelists have opened 05 counters to enable the visitors to purchase the Postal Stamps and other collections. Hustle & bustle was in the exhibition during all days of the Exhibition.

User Guide on Core Banking Solution - DOP Finacle

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LDC Examination for promotion to the cadre of P.S. Group'B' held on 18.12.2016 - Display of Provisional Keys of Question Papers- regarding

7th Pay Commission: Centre to hike allowances of Central Govt employees from April 1, says NJCA convenor

New Delhi, February 2: A day after Budget 2017 was tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Central Government employees were upset as the Union Minister nowhere mentioned any increase in the hike of allowances in the 7th Pay Commission. But the members of National Joint Action Committee (NJCA) are an optimist about the implementation of 7CPC and believe that the government will come up with some positive news on April 1. The NJCA also believe that the Union Government will be implementing the 7CPC latest by April 1, after the end of financial year.

On Wednesday, the central government employees were gripped with pessimism after Arun Jaitley made no reference to the anomalies related to 7CPC in his Budget speech. “All of us were eagerly waiting for Finance Minister to make some announcement on minimum wages. But after Mr Jaitley’s speech ended without mentioning a single word about the increase in the minimum wage, most of us were upset,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, NJCA chief said to

He further added, “The government may implement the 7CPC by April 1 and their demand to increase the minimum wage will also be implemented. If the government fails to increase minimum wages from Rs 18,000 to Rs 25,000 then we will launch a massive protest against the government”.

The NJCA has been actively involved with the Centre where they are seeking a revision of minimum salary from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The NJCA members and its conveyor had also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a day after the implementation of 7CPC and had kept their demands in front of senior leaders.

Shiv Gopal Mishra is quite optimist about the hike in allowances of government employees but he is not sure that their demands of raising the minimum wage would be fulfilled by the government.

On Wednesday, most of the senior central government employees were eagerly waiting for the Budget speech as most of them expected the Finance Minister to speak on the 7CPC.

On July 1, 2016, the 7th Pay Commission was approved by the Union Cabinet. The date of implementation was fixed by the high-powered committee as for January 1, 2016. From the month of July, the central government employees were provided with the hiked salaries, along with the arrears of six months. But the hike was only related to the basic component of their pay. The increase in allowances was upheld, due to the anomalies raised by employees unions.

The implementation of 7th Pay Commission will directly benefit around 47 lakh central government employees, along with 53 lakh pensioners. In the 7th Pay Commission, the minimum wage has been revised from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. While the maximum salary has been capped at Rs 2.5 lakh.

Source :

Income Tax Chart for 2017-18

Transfers and Postings of Sr. Manager/Manager, Mail Motor Service (MMS) Group'A'and Deputy Manager (MMS) Group'B'.

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Pilot project in Pune City East Division offers reliable mail delivery services by improving online tracking system

Now, tracking letters or documents sent by the post offices will become easier. The postal department has started the Core System Integration (CSI) as part of its IT modernisation project. This is the first time in Pune that regional post offices have been chosen for this initiative.

The postal department has picked the Pune City East Division for the pilot roll-out. CSI is an integrated system that includes counter operations, delivery operations, financial activities and human resource management. The CSI is designed to augment the service delivery efficiency of the post offices.

Ganesh V Sawaleshwarkar, postmaster general of Pune Region, informed, “With the implementation of CSI, Pune will have the distinction of implementing all modules of the IT modernisation project — core banking solution, core insurance solution, core system integration and rural information and communications technology. So far, the department would use different systems for various functions. With CSI, there will be one system and hence the work will be streamlined. We will be able to provide better services to the customers.”

Once the documents are sent, a notification will be available to know when it can be expected to reach the recipient. The sender can also track the stage of delivery by using the verification code, which will be GENERATED by the postal office.

Cheering the initiative, Neshrul Ansari (35), a Lohegaon resident, said, “I received a document on Friday morning, which was sent on Sunday by my friend based in Nagpur. Nearly five hours later, my friend received a message on the phone that the package has been delivered. I am very pleased with the service.”

Delivery boys, who are under constant pressure to transport documents or other packages on time as well as furnish proof about the same to their seniors, are heaving a sigh of relief after this development.

Chirag Bhairavkar, who works for Lohegaon Post Office, shared, “Earlier, we used to put packages in the letter BOX of the recipient. Sometimes, if the documents did not reach the correct recipient, then they would come to the post office and create a ruckus. With the notifications on PHONE, the process becomes simpler for all.”

Pune Mirror (Jan28, 2017)

PTC Darbhanga`s website launch today

Website of PTC Darbhanga has been launch today by Hon`ble CPMG Bihar Circle Sri M E Haq at PTC Darbhanga auditorium.

Website Link

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll - DoPT Order

General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2017 - Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll : DoPT Order

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel 85 Training)
Establishment (JCA-2l Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 1st February, 2017


Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2017 - Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll - regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, to be held during the months, of February and March, 2017, the guidelines, issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001, may be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices, including Industrial establishments in the above mentioned States the relevant portion of the OM as referred to above are reproduced here.

(i) The relevant organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where general elections to the State Legislative Assembly are concerned scheduled to be conducted;

(ii) In connection with bye-election to Lok Sabha/ State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of a constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization / Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general / bye-election.

2. The employees detailed on election duty may also be permitted to remain away from their normal duties on polling day(s) as also on the days required for performing journeys which might be undertaken in order to perform such election duty

3. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India