Secretaries Group To Revise 7th Pay Commission Recommendations

New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is heading the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group is likely to hand over a report on the revised pay structures of 7th pay commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by the end of next month.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government had requisite fund to implement 7th pay commission award. Cabinet Secretary Sinha will finally make his appearance before the the Empowered Committee or Secretaries group on June 11 to make a proposal on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

recommendations to be submitted by June “The proposal will be placed before the Cabinet after the finance ministry’s review. We don’t think it will take more time for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s consideration and the new pay structures will be implemented from July after cabinet nod,” said a top official from the Finance Ministry who did not wish to be named.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted the report on November 19. It had proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions.

The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%. Finance Minister Jaitley is likely to agree with the Secretaries group. “I think it should not be touched again,” the official said. Once the new structure is implemented, salaries of around 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will rise by 30 percent. The Finance Minister already said the 7th pay commission award would not make the commodity prices to go up.

The central government employees and pensioners will also spend more money on a variety of goods after receiving the 7th Commission award with arrears from January 2016. “This means higher consumption similar to what happened in the past. But the previous two Pay Commission awards came with a lag of two years. So the arrears were large.

This time, it will not be so,” says Pronab Sen, former Chief Statistician, government of India and now Country Director, International Growth Centre, a think tank based at LSE, run in partnership with University of Oxford.

The official also agrees with Sen and said there was no possibility of any impact of the report on the market at this stage of implementation as there were no impacts when the Pay Commission had first submitted the report. The government formed a 13 member secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by Sinha in January to review the report of the 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod. The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014. It submitted the report after around 22 months. After getting the 7th pay commission report, the finance minister Jaitley while introducing the Seventh Pay Commission report on November 19, already said that the final decisions on the Seventh Pay Commission report took five and a half months including the process of Secretaries group. Finance Minister also said, government had requisite fund to implement it.

The secretary group is likely to propose pay structure of minimum at Rs 21,000 and the maximum at Rs 2,70,000 Accordingly, the Secretaries group is likely to reach the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent, which was recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

They are also mulling for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission, sources said. TST

Transfer / Allotment in Ps Group 'B"

Retirement in the month of May 2016

Following officers are retiring from Govt. Service on superannuation on 31/5/2016.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Shri Sanjeev Thapar, Member
Shri S. N. Sharma
Shri N. J. Nathwa
Shri J. M. Rathwa
Shri Jiraman Deep
Shri R. K. Rakate
Shri M. Kurali Mohannarao
Andhra Pradesh
Shri D.S. Patil
Shri P. V. Rangaiah Naidu
Andhra Pradesh
Shri C. V. Raju
Shri S. D. Gameti
Shri B.  K. Ninama

In few circles, senior ASPs are working on ad-hoc basis in PS Gr. B cadre and they are retiring without getting regular PS Gr. B promotion, their names are not available with CHQ and therefore it is not included in the list. It is requested to all the names of missing officers may kindly be reported to GS by SMS.

Reminder to Directorate to ascertain the present status of 10 pending issues.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Pending/2015                               Dated :       20/5/2016

Shri V. Ramaswamy,
Assistant Director General (SR and Legal),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Informal meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) with the    representatives of IP/ASP Association.  

Ref.       : Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 19th April 2016


Kindly refer to your above cited letter addressed to DDG (P)/Director (Vigilance) and copy endorsed to this Association on the subject.  In the said letter you have requested both the officers to submit the report on this Association’s letter of even number dated 28/3/2016, but till date this Association has neither received reply from DDG (P) / Director (Vig.) nor from SR Division.

It is therefore requested to kindly arrange to intimate the present status of above pending issues at the earliest.

An early action is requested.

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Heads of Circle Conference held at Hyderabad 20-22 May 2016

L to R 1) M. S. Ramanujan Member (HR) 2) T. Murthy Member (O) 3) S. K. Sinha Secretary (Posts) 4) Hon'ble MoC Shri Ravishankar Prasad 5) Ashutosh Tripathi Member (P) 6) Sanjeev Thapar Member (Tech)

MoC is addressing to all 

Dr. Charles Lobo CPMG Tamil Nadu Circle receiving award from Hon'ble MoC. Shri Stephen Mervin Alexander PMG Chennai City Region also seen in picture
Brig. B. Chandrasekhar, CPMG UP Circle receiving award from MoC

Heads of Circle (CPMsG) Conference held at Hyderabad from 20th May to 22nd May 2016. Shri Ravishankar Prasad Ji, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology Govt. Of India gave way the awards to the best performing circles / divisions on 22nd May 2016.

The brief of his speech as under:

Government is committed to reform the postal department. Two unique qualities of Department of Posts are Extensive network spread in nook and corner of the Nation and Emotional connect of Postman with the rural life. 

India is at the tipping point of digital revolution and Postal department should be the fulcrum of economic development especially in rural life. 

Postal department's share in E-commerce is around 15% only, which needs to be improved drastically. The entire ecosystem to reform the postal department needs to change.

1. Pick up points to reach the customers proactively to collect and deliver posts/ parcels. 

2. India Post Payments Bank needs to be flawlessly implemented. It should act as a platform for 3rd party services. Human Resource Training needs to be given. Postal Payment Bank should be started definitely by March 17.

3. Implementation of IT modernization solutions needs to be improved. We keep getting complaints of glitches leading to harassment to customers.

4. Parcel Delivery : New ideas to generate revenue with Technology infusion. Geo tagging and better location identification needs to be considered. 

5. Human Resource capacity building : Need to incentivize the performance... Good incentive at right time will be a big motivation. Best practices should be replicated pan India. 

6. Good sign boards pan India should be ensured. 

7. Metamorphosis of postal department should be branded well.

8. Surety of punishment is more important than Severity of punishment... in case of disciplinary cases. Any laxity in timely completion of disciplinary proceedings should be viewed seriously.

9. Philately should be ventured as a new source of revenue generation. My Stamp, Commercialisation of stamps need to be tried to earn revenues. 

10. Social Media should be effectively used for complaint redressal and creation of awareness regarding departmental initiatives/ schemes.

11. I work hard... I expect all of you to work hard to achieve the goals of government.

12. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts should be done in a transparent and fair means. Any irregularity should be viewed seriously and responsibility should be fixed.

13. Congratulated the Department of Posts for good work done in the last 2 years in different schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, CBS, Postal ATMs, E-Commerce.

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations

No. 55/10/2016-P&PW (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 9th May, 2015
The Secretary / President
All identified Pensioners’ Associations
(As per enclosed list)

Subject; Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) Action Plan for Pensioners’ Associations.

As you are aware Government of India has launched Swachh Bharat Mission to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October, 2019. It has, therefore, been desired that each Ministry, based on the Ministry’s areas of responsibility, draw out and implement at least a fortnight long action plan every year to bring into focus, its contribution towards Swachh Bharat Mission and also to carry out substantive work related to Swachhta.

2. As a step towards this direction, this Department has prepared an action plan, to involve Pensioners’ Associations identified under Pensioners’ Portal in this mission, with special reference to ‘Swachh Bharat Pakhwada’ being observed during May 16-31, 2016. Under the proposed action plan, Pensioners’ Associations are expected to:-

(i) Organize a mass pledge by members of Pensioners’ Associations (copy enclosed)

(ii) Sensitize their members on cleanliness in their neighborhood.

3. In view of above you are requested to observe the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada during May 16¬31, 2016 by organizing the above activities by involving members of your Pensioners’ Associations.

4. You are also requested to take photographs of activities undertaken by you during the Pakhwada and send the same along with a report on the activities undertaken by your Association, immediately after duration of the Pakhwada, for uploading the same on Pensioners’ Portal website.

Your faithfully
(Seema Gupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Father of Shri Sandip Patil, ASP (North) Nasik  of  expired  on 20.05.2016. It is  a  shock to family of Shri Sandip Patil.

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

7th Pay Commission: PMO not insensitive to higher payout for central govt employees

Holding of supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B and repatriation of PS Gr. B officers

    CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil
    Lines, Delhi 110 054.
    Nirmalya Mitra
    ADPS (FS)
    o/o CPMG WB Circle
    Kolkata 700012
    (M) 09433395342
    Vilas Ingale
    General Secretary
    Sr. Postmaster
    Thane Head Post Office
    Thane 400601
    (M) 09869417961
    Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli
    ASP (T) o/o SSPOs,
    Mumbai City East Div
    Mumbai 400014
    (M) 9869143819
    No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Suppl./DPC-2015-16/2016 Dated : 17/5/2016.
    Shri Ashutosh Tripathi,
    Member (P),
    Department of Posts,
    Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
    New Delhi 110 001.
    Subject : Holding of supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B cadre for the vacancies of
    2015-16 and repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle.
    Ref. : Directorate memo No. 9-02/2015-SPG dated 14-9-2015
    This Association once again conveys its sincere thanks for the staff of SPG
    Division of Directorate for timely processing of the Supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B
    cadre for vacancies of 2015-16 and regular DPC for promotion to PS Group “B”
    cadre for the vacancy year 2016-17.
    You will agree that a large number of STS/JTS vacancies are lying vacant in
    Circles since long and PS Group “B” officers are officiating against these posts
    creating resultant vacancies in Group “B” in circles and imbalance thereof up to
    IP/ASP level affecting timely promotion in each cadre and also repatriation of
    deserving officers to their parent circles. Many times odd situation occurs wherein
    the approved PS Gr. B officers from circles are required to work outside the home
    circle despite having good number of vacancies in their parent circles. As on date
    Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan circles where 12, 8 and 6 clear vacancies
    respectively are available in PS Gr. B cadre against which junior officers have been
    officiating for months/years together. On the contrary, regular senior officers are
    presently working outside these circles. The request applications of these officers
  • for repatriation to their parent circle are already been registered at SPG division at
    This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide
    Memo No. 9-23/2014-SPG dated 15/9/2014 had issued instructions, Para No. 2 (iv)
    of the memo indicates allotment of newly promoted Postal Service Group ‘B’ officers
    to their Home Circles that would be considered only after re-allotment of seniors
    working outside Home Circle. In such cases of re-allotment of senior officers, the
    condition of completion of one year in the current Circle / Unit would be relaxed by
    the Competent Authority.
    Furthermore, if Directorate considers the request of officers for repatriation
    to their parent circle before issue of result of supplementary DPC of PS Gr. B cadre,
    Department’s finances would be saved, expenditure on which, otherwise would be
    incurred on TA/TP of these officers.
    In view of the above, it is urged upon to implement the above instructions
    issued by Directorate for re-allotment/repatriation of PS Gr. B officers against
    vacant posts in letter and spirit.
    With warm regards,
    Yours sincerely,
    (Vilas Ingale)
    General Secretary