Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts: Clarification

No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 17 .05.2019


Subject :- Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Posts O.M. of even number dated 27% June 2018 regarding introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.
2 References suggestions have been received seeking clarification about the competent authority for grant of Maternity Leave to Female GDS. In this connection, it is clarified that the Competent Authority for grant of 180 days Maternity Leave to Female GDS BPM/ABPM; Dak Sevaks will be the concerned Divisional Head.

3 All other terms and conditions of the Department of Posts OM of even number dated 27th June 2018 will remain unchanged.

(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)


Refusal of IPPB cash transactions in Branch Post Offices and Instructions there on

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT upto 30th April, 2019

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT 

from 1st January , 2014 to 30th April, 2019

A. Approved by Cabinet - 30
B. Pending Proposals - 14
With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending - 1
With Cabinet Secretariat - 0
With Department of Personnel & Training - 9 
With Department of Expenditure - 0
With Ministry concerned for clarifications - 4 
A. Approved by Cabinet
S. No.Name of the ServiceCRC* MeetingCabinet Approval
1.Indian Cost Accounts Service29/10/201302/01/2014
2.Central Power Engineering Service11/12/201313/05/2014
3.Indian Ordnance Factory Service19/03/201429/ 10/2014
4.Indian Civil Accounts Service17/07/201316/01/2015
5.Border Road Engineering Service26/02/201507/04/2015
6.Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service08/01/201506/05/2015
7.Indian Trade Service06/05/201401/07/2015
8.Indian Statistical Service24/06/201429/07/2015
9.Indian Skill Development Service10/04/201507/10/2015
10.Indian Postal Service28/12/201525/05/2016
11.Central Reserve Police Force15/12/201529/06/2016
12.Indian Information Service05/05/201624/08/2016
13.Border Security Force29/06/201612/09/2016
14.Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service17/09/201527/10/2016
15.Ministry of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)28/12/201521/12/2016
16.Indian Telecom Service06/10/201621/12/2016
17.Central Engineering Service (Roads)25/04/201606/03/2017
18.Indian Naval Material Management Service24/10/201322/06/2017
19.Indian Defence Accounts Service09/09/201619/07/2017
20.Sashastra Seema Bal (SSS) (Group 'A' Combatised)19.7.201720.12.2017
21 .Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)15.05.201710.01.2018
22.Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)09.01.201702.05.2018
23.Indian Railways Personnel Service19.04 201819.02.2019
24.Indian Railways Traffic Service19.04.201819.02.2019
25.Indian Railways Stores Service19 04.201819.02.2019
26.Indian Railways Accounts Service19.04 201819.02.2019
27 .Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers19.04.201819.02.2019
28.Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers19 04.201819.02.2019
29.Indian Railways Service of Engineers19.04.201819.02.2019
30.Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers19.04.201819.02.2019
*CRC - Cadre Review Committee
B. Pending Proposals
SI. No.Name of the Service
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (1)
1.Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)Recommendations of DoE have been received. The meeting  of CRC was held on 08.02.2019 . MHA has to take approval of Cabinet.
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (0)
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (9)
2.Indian Ordnance Factories Health
Meeting of CRC was held on 15.10.2018. Necessary Services consultations as per directions of CRC are being taken. MoHFW has to provide details.
3.Survey of India Group 'A'The cadre review proposal has been received in DoPT which is under examination.
4.Indian Economic ServiceThe Cadre Review proposal has been returned to DoEA to rectify the anomaly as directed by ACC.
5.Indian P&T Building WorksMinutes of the CRC meeting have been forwarded to DoT to provide necessary inputs. Inputs have been received. DoT has been requested on 30.04.2019 to provide certain necessary details.
6.Indian Supply ServiceEstt.(RR) is taking further necessary action.
7.Indian Inspection ServiceEstt.(RR) is taking further necessary action.
8.Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)The recommendations of DoE have been received. Note for  CRC is being prepared.
9.Canteen Stores Department  (CSD)The proposal is under examination. Reply on the queries of DoPT received on 15.03.2019 which was found incomplete. CSD has been requested to provide the complete information.
10.Mall Motor ServiceThe proposal is under examination.
4. With Department of Expenditure (0)
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (4)
11.Indian Railway Medical Service  (IRMS)Proposal was found incomplete. MoR has been requested to send the complete proposal. Reminder has been sent on 24.04.2019.
12.Central Health Service (CHS)Proposal was found incomplete. MoFHW has been requested to send the complete proposal. Reminder has been sent on 28.09.2018. Min of Health & Family Welfare has been reauested on 05.04.2019 to expedite the matter.
13.Indian Naval Armament Service (INAS)Meeting of CRC was held on 28.03.2019. MoD has been advised to review the proposal and send the same for re-examination of DoPT.
14.Railway Protection ForceMoR has withdrawn its proposal and informed that revised proposal would be submitted by 20.04 .2019. However, the proposal is yet to be received. MoR has been reminded on 06.05.2019.

Under Secretary
Deptt. of Personnel & Trg.

Source: DoPT

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MACP is entitled from the date of completion of 10/20/30 years and not from 01.09.2008

MACP is entitled from the date of completion of 10/20/30 years and not from 01.09.2008 - Delhi High Court Order

Delhi High Court on 1.5.2019 in WP (C) No. 3549/2018 (Sunil Kumar Tyagi, BSF Vs UOI) had held that MACP is entitled from the date of completion of 10/20/30 years and NOT from 1.9.2008.

Earlier the Supreme Court on 8.12.2017 in Union of India Vs Balbir Singh Turn (Civil Appeal Diary No. 3744/2016 had held that MACP is effective from 1.1.2006 as per 6th Pay Commission recommendation, as it forms part of Pay and NOT allowances.

Ministry of Defence issued orders on 25.07.2018 to implement the SC judgment but the DoPT / MoF did not issue similar orders for the civilian employees.

W.P.(C) 3549/2018

..... Petitioner

Ms. Asha Jain Madan, Advocate with
Mr. Mukesh Jain, Advocate.



..... Respondents

Ms Archana Gaur and Ms Ridhima
Gaur, Advocates for UOI.


1. There are three prayers in this writ petition - one is for a direction to the Respondents to grant the Petitioner the benefit of the first Assured Career Progression ('ACP') Scheme with effect from October, 1999, when the Petitioner had actually completed 12 years of service instead of 30th December, 2000. The second is that the benefit of the MACP should be granted with effect from October, 2007 (instead of 1'1 September, 2008), when the Petitioner completed 20 years of service. The third prayer is that the benefit of the MACP should be given by placing the Petitioner in the scale of Sub Inspector ('SI') i.e. Rs.5500-9000 (pre-revised).
2. As far as the first prayer is concerned, the same has already been granted by the Respondents to the Petitioner. As far as the second prayer is concerned, the issue is covered in favour of the Petitioner by the judgment dated 8th December, 2017 of the Supreme Court in Union of India v. Balbir Singh Turn (2018) I I SCC 99. The Supreme Court has in the above judgment clarified that the benefit of the MACP which was on the basis of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission to be extended with effect from 1st January, 2006 and not from 1st September, 2008, as was directed by the Respondents.

3. As regards the fixing of the correct pay scale of the Petitioner, it is seen that in BSF/General Duty, there is no post of ASI/General Duty in the pay scale of Rs.4000-100-6000 (pre-revised) which had been converted into Pay Band-I i.e. 5200-20200 in the grade pay of Rs.2800 having pay band of 8560 with the total pay (basic pay) of Rs.11360. Thus, in the case of the Petitioner, the second financial upgradation was required to be given in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 (pre-revised). Since this was not granted to other similarly placed as the Petitioner, writ petitions were filed in this Court. A series of judgments have been passed by this Court in those writ petitions, as a result of which the Respondents extended the benefit of financial upgradation in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 to all personnel who had completed 24 years of regular service during the period 9th August, 1999 to 31st August, 2008.

4. The counter affidavit of the Respondents does not dispute the applicability of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Union of India v Balbir Singh Turn (supra) or the applicability of the other orders of this Court, including the order dated 18th December, 2015 in W.P.(C) No.11725 (Digamber Singh ASI v UOI) concerning the appropriate pay scale for the purposes of grant of the MACP benefits.

5. Consequently, this Court directs as under:
  1. The Petitioner would be given the benefit of the MACP with effect from October, 2007 instead of 1st September, 2008; and
  2. The above benefit will be given by placing the Petitioner in the pay scale of of Sub Inspector i.e. 5500-9000 (pre-revised).
  3. The appropriate orders will be issued and the arrears will be paid to the Petitioner within a period of 12 weeks from today, failing which the Respondents will be liable to pay simple interest @ 6% per annum on the arrears for the period of delay.
6. The petition is disposed of in above terms. No costs.



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House Building Advance Interest Rates from 1985

House Building Advance Interest Rates from 1985 – HBA for Central Government Employees – No Automatic Penal Interest inclusion from 2017

After implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations Govt came up revised House building Advance Rules 2017 in which ceiling for Housing loan for Central Government Employees was increased to Rs. 25 lakh and interest Rates rationalised to 8.5% P.A.
This article discusses about HBA interest Rates charged by Govt from Central Government Employees from the year 1985.


1. The advances carry simple interest from the date of payment of the first instalment.
2. Interest is calculated on the balance outstanding on the last day of each month.
3. If the balance of principal amount is cleared on the 1st or during the middle of a particular month, the interest for that month will be Nil as the Interest Bearing Balance will be Nil.
4. In working out IBBS, if the pay of the month is drawn late due to administrative reasons, recovery should be deemed to have been made in the month following the month to which the pay relates, irrespective of its actual drawal
5. If part of the advance is adjustable from DCR Gratuity, the adjustment should be deemed to have been made on the date of retirement. No interest is chargeable beyond that date.
6. In case a Government servant dies while in service, no interest should be charged against the portion of advance adjusted against the DCR Gratuity, beyond the date of death of the official.
Rate of Interest
From 25 -11-1985, the Government have fixed uniform rates of interest in place of slab rates. The uniform rate of interest to be charged is based on the total amount of advance sanctioned and the rates are as below-
If the sanctioned HBA is upto
Rate of Interest
25-11-85    to
23-6-87  (2)
15-1297 (4)
1-4-01 to
1-4-02 to
1-4-03 to
31-3-12 (8)
1-4-12 to
31-3-17 (9)
Rs. 25,0007%7%7 ½%7 ½%6 ½%6%5%6%
Rs. 50,0007 ½%7%7 ½%7 ½%6 ½%6%5%6%
Rs. 75,0008%8%9%9%8%7 ½%6 ½%7 ½%
Rs. 1,00,0008 ½%8%9%9%8%7 ½%6 ½%7 ½%
Rs. 1,25,0009%9%10%9%8%7 ½%6 ½%7 ½%
Rs. 1,50,0009%10%9%8%7 ½%6 ½%7 ½%
Rs. 2,00,00010%11%11%10%9 ½%8 ½%9%
Rs. 2,25,00010 ½%11 ½%11%10%9 ½%8 ½%9%
Rs. 2,50,00011%12%11%10%9 ½%8 ½%9%
Rs. 5,00,00011%10%9 ½%8 ½%9%
Rs. 7,50,00012%11%10 ½%9 ½%9 ½%

From 9-11-2017.- The Interest on House Building Advance for the Financial Year 2017-18 onwards shall be 8.50%. This shall be reviewed every three years to be notified in consultation with Ministry of Finance.
All cases of subsequent tranches/instalments of HBA being taken by the employee in different financial years shall be governed by the applicable rate of interest in the year in which the HBA was sanctioned, in the event of change in the rate of interest.
7. Sanction should stipulate the interest 2(1/2) % over and above the scheduled rates with the stipulation that, if conditions attached to the sanction including those relating to the recovery, of amount are fulfilled completely to the satisfaction of the Competent Authority, a rebate of interest to the extent of 2 (1/2) % will be allowed.
7-A. With effect from 9-11-2017, the clause of adding a higher rate of interest at 2.5% (two point five per cent) above the prescribed rate during sanction of House Building Advance, stands withdrawn.
8. The rate of interest prevalent on the date of release of advance / first instalment will be applicable for calculation-of interest.
Rate of interest when enhancement is sanctioned up to 15-12-1997.- Whenever enhanced HBA is sanctioned on the basis of revised orders, the rate of interest will be as per the revised orders for the entire amount of HBA, i.e., amount originally sanctioned plus the enhanced amount.
From 16-12-1997.- The old rate of interest should be levied for the old sanction and the revised rate of interest should be levied for the enhanced amount. However, the revised rate of interest as applicable on the enhanced HBA will be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned HBA amount (i.e., amount already sanctioned plus enhanced sanction).
From 1-1-2006.- The rate of interest chargeable in cases of enhancement would be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned amount, i.e. amount already sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 plus the enhanced sanction. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement of HBA, i.e., the unpaid portion of previously sanctioned HBA plus the enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.
Rebate in interest for “small family norms”.- The rate of interest on HBA will be 1/2% less than the normal rate to such employees who themselves or their spouses undergo voluntary sterilisation subject to certain conditions, vide Section III.

Source : G Connect