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Monday, April 11, 2016

Resume the Sale of NSC & KVP

Resume the Sale of NSC & KVP




Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, vide its OM Dated 8.4.2016 has now allowed sale of physical pre-printed NSC and KVP by post offices​.

However, post offices either CBS or non CBS should place rubber stamps on NSC & KVP before handing over to the customer/Agent. Sample of rubber stamp is enclosed in the below link.

Sample Rubber Stamp

Friday, March 18, 2016

India Post is grappling with e-tail shift: Kavery Banerjee




The department of posts is leaving no stone unturned to ride on the e-commerce boom across the country. From making dedicated corridors for delivery to training postmen to handle big volumes, besides connecting all postal products through technology, the department has chalked a strategy to overcome the shift in their functioning. Secretary of Department of Posts, Kavery Banerjee, tells Mansi Taneja the plan for e-commerce and the payments bank venture. Excerpts:


E-commerce has come as a boon for the postal department. What is the long-term strategy to boost revenues?


We have been focusing on our strategy and how to move forward for the past one year. E- commerce has emerged as a key opportunity. Our revenue and parcel revenues have grown by 120 per cent. We are grappling with a paradigm shift. A fresh look is being given to ways of processing, transmission, and delivery. We have set up 48 dedicated processing centres for handling parcels.


The maximum orders are coming from smaller places where aspirations are high - Tier-II and -III cities and small villages such as in Leh and Ladakh and north-eastern regions.

India Post is a natural partner for e-commerce companies because of our reach and network. We are looking at 100 per cent year-on-year growth and by March we will generate revenues of Rs 250 crore from parcels and speed post. Through cash-on-delivery, we reached Rs 1,200 crore.


How are you coping up with huge volumes from the e-commerce sector? Do you plan to purchase your own vehicles for a better delivery mechanism?


We are struggling with huge volumes in e-commerce. We are struggling with airlines, that have their own capacity constraints.


Planning to set up dedicated routes through roads for delivery. We are also in the process of aggregating delivery centres and booking offices. It will be vehicle-driven.


We are exploring how to incentivise postmen to use their vehicles for delivery where possible. In hilly and difficult terrains, the mode has to be on foot.


For major areas, we plan to outsource vehicles.


What kind of incentives?


We want to make it more attractive to postmen/delivery agents for using their own vehicles and considering various options. We have set up a committee to look into the compensation of rural officers, mainly who work part-time and plan to restructure accordingly. This happens every time the Pay Commission is announced.

India Food you should keep into Freeze


It may appear as though the best way to make food last longer is to throw it all in the fridge the minute you get back from the supermarket. But some foods go off more quickly, lose their taste and texture, or simply turn black, if they are refrigerated.

Tomatoes
Putting tomatoes in the fridge will stop them from ripening and kill their flavour. According to Mercola, placing tomatoes in the fridge changes their chemical structure and reduces the amount of volatiles compounds in the fruit, which affects their flavour. A tomato's texture and colour can also be affected by cold temperatures and "chilling injuries" caused by temperatures below 5C can leave the fruit soft and pitted on the surface.



Potatoes
Potatoes need to be stored somewhere cool and dry, either in a paper or perforated bag to keep them dry - but not in the fridge. Keeping them refrigerated can change the potato's starch into sugar, which will affect their texture and cause them to become discoloured and taste sweet once cooked.

Onions
If onions are unpeeled then they need a cool dry storage place with lots of air ventilation, not a cold refrigerator.



According to the National Onion Association, the only times onions should go in the fridge is if they are bought peeled or pre-cut, or "when trying to extend the shelf life of sweet or mild onion varieties with high water content". These, however, need to be kept on a low humidity setting to keep them dry. Onions that have been cut can be kept in a sealed container for up to seven days.

Bread
The refrigerator is "really bad" for bread, according to seriouseats.com. While freezing bread can seriously stall the process that makes bread stale, putting a loaf in the fridge will speed it up. Essentially, the cool temperature causes the starch to crystalize far more rapidly than at room temperature, speeding up the process that makes bread hard and stale.



Bananas






Putting ripe bananas in the fridge will help them stay ripe for a few days - but if you put them in while they are still a bit green and hard then they won't ripen at all. Not even after you take them out of the fridge. And their skin will turn black.






Bananas are a tropical fruit and have no natural defence against the cold in their cell walls. These become ruptured by cold temperatures, causing the fruits' digestive enzymes to leak out of the cells, which is what causes the banana's skin to turn completely black, according to A Moment of Science






Garlic





Putting garlic in the fridge or in plastic bags can make it go mouldy. The best way to store garlic, according to How Stuff Works, is to keep it "at room temperature in a dry, dark place that has ample air circulation" with little light to avoid the bulbs sprouting.







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7th Pay Commission notification to be issued after states polls

New Delhi: The notification to put into effect the Seventh pay commission recommendation will be issued after the completion of states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct is currently in place, sources of Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

The assemblies’ election of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry states, which will be held from April 4 to May 16 and the counting of votes in the states will take place on May 19 but the model code of conduct will remain in place till May 21.

So, it is believed that the government will announce Seventh pay commission award after the end of model code of conduct of states assemblies election.

The government doesn’t want to give any chance to the Opposition to deter its image in the polls and hence, sources, said that the announcement of the dates of the the model code of conduct of states polls seems to be the cut-off point for notification of the Seventh pay commission award.

The Seventh pay commission recommendations will benefit 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents.

“The BJP led central government decided execution time of the pay commission’s proposals in April but the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by cabinet Secretary can’t sort out some anomalies of Seventh pay commission recommendations like scrapping of advances, allowances and minimum pay before declaration of states Assemblies polls,” sources said.

Sources also said the Implementation cell of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for the Seventh pay commission recommendation in Finance Ministry works hard to send a summary of the pay commission implementation to PMO for its nod. After PMO’s nod, it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through cabinet secretary.

Sources said the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations implementation notification will be issued in June, after cabinet nod.

The Seventh Pay Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014, The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its 900-page final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 19, recommending 23.55 per cent hike in salaries and allowances of Central government employees and pensioners.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The Seventh pay commission recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8

The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and pensioners, often these are adopted by states after some modifications. However, the Seventh Pay Commission suggested to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Disabled CG employees may soon get motorised wheelchairs and other helping devices.

Disabled central government employees may soon get motorised wheelchairs and other helping devices.

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The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has started a scheme for providing facilities to the employees with disabilities. However, the scheme is initially being started for those working in the DoPT.

The objective of the scheme is to enable and empower persons with disabilities of the department by providing certain additional facilities to help them discharge their duties more conveniently and effectively, DoPT’s Circular No.B-11011/1/2016-Ad-III dated March 11, said.

As per the scheme, which will come into force from next month, persons with disabilities will get wheelchairs (motorised), special furniture, hearing aids with battery, low vision aids, smart cane and special software or computer.

Besides, there will be braille signage near lift area, toilets and canteens, and provision of beep sound in biometric attendance system, it said.

Employees with disability would be given option to apply for the assisting aids through proper channel, which will be examined on case to case basis and decided with the approval of competent authority, the DoPT said.

“After successful implementation of the scheme in DoPT, other government departments will also be asked to follow it,” a senior official said.

No. B-11011/1/ 2016-Ad-III 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated 11 March, 2016 
 Circular 

Subject: Scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities of  Department of Personnel & Training - reg.


 
In accordance with this Department's O.M. no. 36035/3/2013 - Estt (Res) dated 31.03.2014 a scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities in this Department has been formulated. 


2.  The detail of the Scheme ARE enclosed & circulated herewith.  

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities of Department 
of Personnel and Training:- 

Name of the Schemes:- 
To provide facilities to the Employees with Disabilities working in Department of Personnel and Training, for ease of doing their day to day office work. The Scheme will come into effect from next financial year i.e. from April, 2016. 


Objective of the Scheme:-  
The objective of the Scheme is to enable and empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) of this Department by providing certain additional facilities to help them discharge their duties more conveniently and effectively.

Facilities under the Scheme: 


The Scheme provides the following facilities to the PwDs:- 

• Wheelchairs (Motorised, if required)
• Special furniture
• Hearing aids with battery
• Low vision aids
• Smart Cane
• Special Software/computers
• Braille Signage near lift area, toilets, canteen, fire, exit etc. /Room
Numbering/Section Name
• Provision of Beep sound in biometric attendance system
• Induction/lob specific training 


Eligibility:- PwD employees who are serving in DoPT. 

Implementation process:- 
Employees with disability would be given option to apply for the items mentioned above to the Administration Division through proper channel, which will be examined on case to case basis and decided with the approval of competent authority.

Grievance Redressal:- 
Shri  Suresh Kumar DS (Admn), is the nodal authority/Grievance Officer to address the issues, if any, relating to operation and procurement of special items, as mentioned above

PTI

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B cadre



Directorate is working on documentation for holding of supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B cadre for the vacancies of 2015-16. There will be approximately 30 to 32 vacancies.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES V/s COMPARABLE BANK SAVINGS SCHEME


Good news! Now non-entitled employees can claim LTC on air travel



New Delhi: All non-entitled central government employees have been allowed to travel by air while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) with a condition that reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train or actual expense. 


The Ministry of Personnel had recently eased norms for processing claims of LTC -- which allows grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to eligible central government employees to travel to their home towns and other places.

"Government employees not entitled to travel by air may travel by any airline. However, reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train, transport or actual expense, whichever is less," an order issued by the Ministry said.

The move comes after the government received a number of queries in this regard. In many cases, employees did not have railway station or good road network to their home towns and they had requested for permission to travel by air to save time, which was being denied, officials said.

Now, they will be allowed to travel by air and by any airline, they said. At present, those entitled to travel by air have to mandatorily travel by Air India.

A government servant may also apply for advance for himself or his family members 65 days before the proposed date of the outward journey and he or she would be required to produce the tickets within ten days of the withdrawal of advance, irrespective of the date of commencement of the journey, as per the new norms.

There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

All central government employees have been asked to share photos and interesting details of their holidays.

The DoPT has decided to put a limit of one month for verification of LTC claim after the LTC bill is submitted by government employee for settlement and final payment.

"Efforts should be made to reduce the duration of processing of LTC applications or claims at the earliest. The maximum time limit should be strictly adhered to and non- compliance of time limit should be adequately explained," its directive said.


Source : http://zeenews.india.com/

CHQ Office Bearers for 2016-18



Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Special Service and Features

08-March-2016 14:50 IST

Sukanya Samriddhi Account: A promise of security for the girl child

Aamir Amin Nowshahri *

The practice of female foeticide, driven by the archaic and flawed mindset of having preference for a male child, has attained genocidal proportions in India. The country recorded a child sex-ratio of 914 in the 2011 census – the lowest ever since attaining Independence. 

The situation was described as an “emergency” in a report published in the same year by the United Nations. The report attributed much of the declining numbers to illegal abortions throughout the country.

While calling for immediate measures to deconstruct the male dominated social structure of the country, the report also mentioned that education could be the key to achieve this and both schooling and higher education are important factors that need to be studied further in influencing sex ratios. 

The Central Government launched the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” scheme in January 2015 with the aim of bringing about an overall positive change in the mindsets of the people and to end discrimination against the girl child. Through this scheme, the government would sensitise the citizens of this country towards the concerns of the girl child and women, thereby leading to the larger goal of gender equality.

Along with the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme, the government also launched the “Sukanya Samriddhi Account” programme. Although a lot has been written and said about the former, the latter has not been in the news much and has not received much attention from the masses.

Despite being a small savings scheme, the Sukanya Samriddhi Account has the potential to have a phenomenal impact on the lives and self esteem of young girls in the country. The scheme aims to ensure a bright future for the girl children by facilitating their education and marriage expenses.

Under the scheme, a parent or legal guardian can open an account in the name of the girl child until she attains the age of ten years. As per the government notification on the Scheme, the account can be opened in any post office branch and designated public sector banks. 

The banks that have been authorized to open accounts under the scheme are: State Bank of India, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Patiala, Vijaya Bank, United Bank of India, Union Bank of India, UCO Bank, Syndicate Bank, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank, Dena Bank, Corporation Bank, Central Bank of India, Canara Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, Andhra Bank and Allahabad Bank.

The rate of interest for the scheme is an attractive 9.2 per cent which will be compounded annually. This rate, however, will be revised every year by the government and will be announced at the time of the Union Budget. The minimum deposit that needs to be made every year is Rs 1,000, and the maximum amount that can be deposited in a year is Rs 1,50,000. There is no limit on the number of deposits either in a month or in a financial year. 

The account will be valid for 21 years from the date of opening, after which it will mature and the money will be paid to the girl child in whose name the account had been opened. If the account is not closed after maturity, the balance amount will continue to earn interest as specified for the scheme from time to time. The account will also automatically close if the girl child gets married before the completion of the tenure of 21 years. 

Deposits can be made up to 14 years from the date of opening of the account. After this period the account will only earn interest as per applicable rates.

In case the required minimum annual deposit of Rs 1,000 is not made by a parent or a guardian, the account will cease to be active. In such a situation, the account can be easily reactivated by paying a penalty of Rs 50 per year along with the minimum amount required for deposit for that year.

Premature withdrawal – withdrawing money before the completion of the maturity period of 21 years – can only be made by the girl child in whose name the account has been opened after she attains the age of 18 years. This withdrawal will also be limited to 50 per cent of the balance standing at the end of the preceding financial year, and will only be allowed for the purpose of higher education or if the girl intends to get married. It is also worthy to note that in order to make a withdrawal, the account should have a deposit of at least 14 years or more.

A parent or guardian can open only one account per girl child, and a maximum of two such bank accounts in the name of two girl children. In case of twin girls as second birth, or if the first birth itself results in the birth of three girl children, three bank accounts can be opened in the name of three girl children.

Tax exemption is one of the greatest advantages of the Sukanya Samriddhi Account programme. The deposits made to the account, and also the proceeds and maturity amount would be fully exempted from tax under section 80C of the Income Tax Act.

The account can be prematurely closed only under two circumstances. In case of the unfortunate death of the girl child (account holder), the parent or legal guardian can claim for the accumulated amount along with the interest accrued on the account. The balance would be immediately handed over to the nominee of the account.

The second condition under which the account can be prematurely closed is when the competent authorities feel and confirm that it is not possible for the depositor to carry forward the account or the contributions made towards the account are causing undue hardships to the depositor. There is no third condition under which the account can be closed. 

The process of opening an account under the scheme is quite simple and only three documents are required for it. These documents are: 1) Certificate of birth of the girl child – provided by the hospital where the child is born or even a certificate provided by a government official. 2) Address proof of the parents or legal guardian of the girl child – could be any one like passport, driving license, electricity or telephone bill, election ID card, ration card or any other address proof issued by the Government of India. 3) Identity proof of the parents or legal guardian – Any of the documents mentioned in point 2 above, or documents like PAN card or matriculation certificate would be valid as an identity proof for opening the account. An account once opened can also be transferred anywhere in India.

The role of legal guardian in the scheme would only come into picture wherein both the parents of the girl child are dead, or are not capable of opening or running the account. It is important to mention here that the girl child in whose name the account has been opened can operate the account on her after she attains the age of 10 years, if she wishes to do so.

Despite being a small investment scheme, an initiative like the Sukanya Samriddhi Account is the need of the hour and will go a long way towards protecting the future of and providing financial security to the girl child. 

* The writer is Information Assistant at PIB, Srinagar.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

It is requested to all HUMSAFAR'S that any one who want to attend Bi/Four monthly meeting with RO/CO as the case may be, sent their willingness to mobile number of CS.

Your willingness will be welcomed.


Issues may be raised during the course of Bi-Monthly/Four Monthly meeting with administration:-

1.  Issue of circle seniority list (gradation list) / up-dation as on 1/7/2015
2.  To conduct training on Finacle / McCamish software to IP/ASP
3.  Non-payment of PLI/RPLI incentive bills of IP/ASPs
4.  Consideration of Inter-circle Rule 38 transfer cases
5.  Consideration of requests of IP/ASPs for transfer at their choice station etc.  
6.  Filling up of vacant post of IPs (direct recruit quota)
7.  Filling up of vacant post of ASPs 
8.  Supply of good quality of furniture to headquarter of sub divisional heads
9.  Replacement of batteries of laptops provided to IP/ASPs
10. Non-payment of TA / Medical bills etc.
11. Issue of adhoc promotion orders from ASP to PS Gr. B against vacant post 
12. Filling up of vacant posts of Mail Overseers
13. Non-payment of IO/PO honorarium bills of IP/ASPs
14. Grant of amount to purchase briefcase / purse for office use
15. Non reimbursement of newspapers bill to ASPs
16. Non implementation of orders issued by CO i/c/w promotion from IP to ASP and ASP to PS Gr. B cadre. 
17. Non holding of DPC for MACP for IP/ASP cadre

** Criticism/suggestions are welcomed 

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday held that the second wife of a Union government employee can claim retirement benefits of the deceased husband.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice GH Waghela and Justice VK Tahilaramani was hearing the petition filed by the first wife of the deceased, working at the Ammunition Factory in Pune. He had nominated his second wife to receive all retirement benefits in January 2010, after he cancelled the nomination of his first wife after giving her a divorce.

First wife moves HC.

On being aggrieved by the order passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal in September 2013, that held that the second wife would receive all the benefits, the first wife moved the High Court. The court said, “We also have to go by the fact that the first nomination in favour of the first wife was duly cancelled and a fresh nomination was filed separately by the deceased for Death-Cum-Retirement Pension, Provident Fund and Group Insurance benefits in favour of the second wife.”

‘Not possible to ignore nomination’

The court noted that it was not possible to ignore the nomination made by the deceased in favour of the second wife. The court also observed that approximately six months prior to his death, the deceased had promptly informed his office about his second marriage and about his divorce.

He had also told his office about the nomination filed in favour of the second wife relating to retirement benefits, the Bench said.

Officer Can’t Withdraw Resignation Once It Is Accepted, Says Tribunal

The Central Administrative Tribunal dismissed the plea of an Indian Revenue Service Officer of the 2002 batch seeking to withdraw her resignation. 

A revenue service officer who wanted her job back nearly three years after she resigned has been told she cannot withdraw her resignation as it had already been accepted by the government and surpassed the 90 days’ relaxation period.

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) dismissed the plea of an Indian Revenue Service Officer of the 2002 batch seeking to withdraw her resignation from service in 2008 as she is now in a pathetic condition.

This is not the first instance of government officers putting in their papers and later struggling to get back the job.

In 1969, IAS officer Raj Kumar faced a similar fate when his appeal to the Supreme Court to withdraw his resignation after its acceptance by the government was dismissed by the top court. His contention — that the acceptance of the resignation was not communicated to him — was also dismissed by the apex court that said the resignation becomes effective once accepted. The case has now become a reference point for government counsel defending similar cases.

However, in an uncommon case, an IAS officer was able to get back the job even after over six years of resignation as it was later discovered that the resignation could not have been accepted due to a technicality issue. Later, the officer was in the running for the post of cabinet secretary.

In the current case, the lady officer, while working in Shimla, had resigned from service citing “sheer despair and depression” due to her continuous ill health and estranged relationship with her husband.

While the resignation was accepted on January 16, 2008, after a gap of three years, she sought to get her job back on “humanitarian grounds”. She contended that after her resignation, she is now unable to meet the expenses for her treatment and could not look after her little child as she had parted with her husband.

“Hence, in the interest of justice and on humanitarian grounds, her application for withdrawing her resignation is required to be accepted,” the plea said. The principal bench of CAT in Delhi, however, relied on the department of personnel and training’s office memorandum, which provides for relaxation of the time limit of 90 days between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date on which the person is allowed to resume duty.

“Since the applicant, admittedly, applied for withdrawal of her resignation beyond the said permissible period, she cannot seek any relaxation of rules,” the tribunal held.

It also noted the government’s argument that once her resignation was accepted and published in the official gazette — a public document — non service of the same on her does not take away its effect.

On issuing the same, the relationship of an employer and an employee came to an end.


Read at: Hindustan Times

F.No. 1 8/03/20 1 5-Estt. (Pay-I) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
New Delhi, the 2nd  March, 2016 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
Sub: Recovery of wrongful / excess payments made to Government servants. 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No.18/26/2011-Estt 
(Pay-I) dated 6th  February, 2014 wherein certain instructions have been issued to deal 
with the issue of recovery of wrongful / excess payments made to Government servants in 
view of the law declared by Courts, particularly, in the case of  Chandi Prasad Uniyal And 
Ors. vs. State of Uttarakhand And Ors., 2012 AIR SCW 4742, (2012) 8 SCC 417.  Para 
3(iv) of the OM  inter-alia  provides that recovery should be made in all cases of 
overpayment barring few exceptions of extreme hardships. 
2.  The issue has subsequently come up for consideration before the Hon'ble Supreme 
Court in the case of State of Punjab & Ors vs Rafiq Masih (White Washer) etc in CA 
No.11527 of 2014 (Arising out of SLP(C) No.11684 of 2012)  wherein Hon'ble Court on 
18.12.2014 decided a bunch of cases in which monetary benefits were given to employees 
in excess of their entitlement due to unintentional mistakes committed by the concerned 
competent authorities, in determining the emoluments payable to them, and the 
employees were not guilty of furnishing any incorrect information / misrepresentation / 
fraud, which had led the concerned competent authorities to commit the mistake of 
making the higher payment to the employees. The employees were as innocent as their 
employers in the wrongful determination of their inflated emoluments. The Hon'ble 
Supreme Court in its judgment dated 18 th  December, 2014  ibid has,  inter-alia,  observed 
as under: 
"7.  Having examined a number of judgments rendered by this Court, we 
are of the view, that orders passed by the employer seeking recovery of 
monetary benefits wrongly extended to employees, can only be interfered with, 
in cases where such recovery would result in a hardship of a nature, which 
would far outweigh, the equitable balance of the employer's right to recover. In 
other words, interference would be called for, only in such cases where, it would 
be iniquitous to recover the payment made. In order to ascertain the parameters 
of the above consideration, and the test to be applied, reference needs to be 
made to situations when this Court exempted employees from such recovery, 
even in exercise of its jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution of India. 
Repeated exercise of such power, "for doing complete justice in any cause" 
would establish that the recovery being effected was iniquitous, and therefore, 
arbitrary. And accordingly, the interference at the hands of this Court." 
"10. In view of the afore-stated constitutional mandate, equity and good 
conscience, in the matter of livelihood of the people of this country, has to be the 
Contd. on pg.2 basis of all governmental actions. An action of the State, ordering a recovery 
from an employee, would be in order, so long as it is not rendered iniquitous to 
the extent, that the action of recovery would be more unfair, more wrongful, 
more improper, and more unwarranted, than the corresponding right of the 
employer, to recover the amount. Or in other words, till such time as the 
recovery would have a harsh and arbitrary effect on the employee, it would be 
permissible in law. Orders passed in given situations repeatedly, even in 
exercise of the power vested in this Court under Article 142 of the Constitution 
of India, will disclose the parameters of the realm of an action of recovery (of an 
excess amount paid to an employee) which would breach the obligations of the 
State, to citizens of this country, and render the action arbitrary, and therefore, 
violative of the mandate contained in Article 14 of the Constitution of India." 
3.  The issue that was required to be adjudicated by the Hon'ble Supreme Court was 
whether all the private respondents, against whom an order-of recovery (of the excess 
amount) has been made, should be exempted in law, from the reimbursement of the same 
to the employer. For the applicability of the instant order, and the conclusions recorded 
by them thereinafter, the ingredients depicted in paras 2&3 of the judgment are essentially 
indispensable. 
4.  The Hon'ble Supreme Court while observing that it is not possible to postulate all 
situations of hardship which would govern employees on the issue of recovery, where 
payments have mistakenly been made by the employer, in excess of their entitlement has 
summarized the following few situations, wherein recoveries by the employers would be 
impermissible in law:- 
(i) Recovery from employees belonging to Class-III and Class-IV service (or 
Group 'C' and Group 'D' service). 
(ii) Recovery from retired employees, or employees who are due to retire within 
one year, of the order of recovery. 
(iii) Recovery from employees, when the excess payment has been made for a 
period in excess of five years, before the order of recovery is issued. 
(iv) Recovery in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to 
discharge duties of a higher post, and has been paid accordingly, even 
though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior 
post. 
(v) In any other case, where the Court arrives at the conclusion, that recovery if 
made from the employee, would be iniquitous or harsh or arbitrary to such 
an extent, as would far outweigh the equitable balance of the employer's 
right to recover. 
5.  The matter has, consequently, been examined in consultation with the Department 
of Expenditure and the Department of Legal Affairs. The Ministries / Departments are 
advised to deal with the issue of wrongful / excess payments made to Government 
servants in accordance with above decision of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in  CA 
No.11527 of 2014 (arising out of SLP (C) No.11684 of 2012) in State of Punjab and 
others etc vs Rafiq Masih (White Washer) etc.  However, wherever the waiver of recovery 
in the above-mentioned situations is considered, the same may be allowed with the 
: 2 : 
Contd. on pg.3 express approval of Department of Expenditure in terms of this Department's OM 
No.18/26/2011-Estt (Pay-I) dated 6
th 
 February, 2014. 
6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are 
concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor 
General of India. 
7. Hindi version will follow. 
(A.K. Jain) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 
All Ministries / Departments of Government of India 
NIC, DOP&T — with a request to upload this OM on the Department's website 
under OMs & Orders (Establishment —> Pay Rules) and also under "What is New". 
Copy also forwarded to: 
1. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India. 
2. Secretary General, Supreme Court of India. 
3. Controller General of Accounts / Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Finance. 
4. Union Public Service Commission / Lok Sabha Sectt. / Rajya Sabha Sectt. / 
Cabinet Sectt. /Central Vigilance Commission / President's Sectt ./ Vice- 
President's Sectt. / Prime Minister's Office / Niti Aayog. 
5. Governments of all States and Union Territories. 
6. Department of Personnel and Training (AIS Division) / JCA /Admn. Section. 
7. Secretary, National Council of JCM (Staff Side), 13-C, Feroz Shah Road, New 
Delhi. 
8. All Members of Staff Side of the National Council of JCM / Departmental 
Council. 
9. All Officers / Sections of Department of Personnel and Training / Department of 
Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances / Department of Pensions & 
Pensioners' Welfare / PESB. 
10. Joint Secretary (Pers), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. 
11. Additional Secretary (Union Territories), Ministry of Home Affairs. 
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Transfer & Posting orders of Group-'B' officers (Western Region, Jodhpur)



Centre likely to hike dearness allowance to 125% from existing 119%
The Centre is likely to hike dearness allowance (DA) to 125 per cent from existing 119 per cent, which would benefit its over 10 million employees and pensioners. 

"Average rate of Consumer Price Index-Industrial Labour from January to December, 2015 was 6.73 per cent. Thus, the Centre will increase dearness allowance by six percentage points to 125 per cent from existing 119 per cent as per accepted formula for calculation," Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers President K K N Kutty told. 

The new rate of DA will be implemented from January 1, 2016, which will be applicable for 4.8 million central government employees and 5.5 million pensioners. DA is paid as a proportion of basic pay of employees. 

The proposal to hike DA is moved by the Finance Ministry on the basis of accepted formula for calculation. The Union Cabinet approves the DA hike for its employees. 

However, dissatisfied over the meagre hike in DA in the backdrop of high cost of living, Kutty said, "The real inflation ranges between 220-240 per cent, but we will get only 125 per cent." 

The Centre revised DA twice in a year on the basis of one year average of retail inflation for industrial workers as per the accepted formula. 

Earlier in September last year, DA was increased to 119 per cent from 113 per cent which was effective from July 1, 2015. 

In April last year, the government had hiked DA by 6 percentage points to 113 per cent of their basic pay with effect from January 1, 2015. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Amendments suggested in the Constitution of IP/ASP

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Jaipur/Amendment/2016                  Dated :   18/2/2016

To,
The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :  Amendment in the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts.

Respected Madam,

          39th Biennial Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts was held on 13th and 14th February 2016 at Jaipur. The following amendments in the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts are approved by the august house.   

Existing Article No. 5 : (Membership)

(i)                  All officials in the cadre of Inspectors Posts, Assistant Superintendent     Posts, Postmasters, Deputy Postmasters, Sub Post Masters in HSG I (Inspector Posts line), all the officials  (Inspector Posts line) officiating in Postal Services Group ‘B’ on ad-hoc basis.
(ii)                  The members of the Circle Association shall be Ex- officio members of the Central Association also.
(iii)          No duel membership shall be allowed (except as Honorary office bearers of their Unions / Associations) as allowed by Director General, Posts from time to time.
(iv)              The membership of the Government servant shall be automatically discontinued on his ceasing to belong to such distinct category.

Revised Article No. 5 : (Membership)

(i)                  All officials in the cadre of Inspectors Posts, Assistant Superintendent Posts, Postmasters, Deputy Postmasters, Sub Post Masters in HSG I (Inspector Posts line), all the officials (Inspector Posts line) officiating in Postal Services Group ‘B’ on ad-hoc basis and Assistant Managers working in MMS.
(ii)                  The members of the Circle Association shall be Ex- officio members of the Central Association also.
(iii)          No duel membership shall be allowed (except as Honorary office bearers of their Unions / Associations) as allowed by Director General, Posts from time to time.
(iv)               The membership of the Government servant shall be automatically discontinued on his ceasing to belong to such distinct category.

Existing Article No. 38 :  (Subscription)

The monthly subscription shall be Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only)  per member, payable monthly through check off system by deductions from the salaries by Drawing & Disbursing Officers (DDOs) @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month. However, in case of new members, they can exercise their option in the month of April and deduction of subscription @Rs.50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month will be made by the DDO concerned from 1stJuly of that year. Entire deducted subscription will be remitted to the Circle Branch.  40% of the subscription will be allocated to CHQ and the remaining 60% to Circle Branch (by Circle Secretary).

Revised Article No. 38 (Subscription)

The monthly subscription shall be Rs. 70/- (Rupees Seventy only) per member, payable monthly through check off system by deductions from the salaries by Drawing & Disbursing Officers (DDOs) @ Rs. 70/- (Rupees Seventy only) per month. However, in case of new members, they can exercise their option in the month of April and deduction of subscription @Rs.70/- (Rupees seventy only) per month will be made by the DDO concerned from 1st July of that year. Entire deducted subscription will be remitted to the Circle Branch.  40% of the subscription will be allocated to CHQ and the remaining 60% to Circle Branch (by Circle Secretary).

          It is therefore requested to kindly approve the amendments in Article 5 and 38 of the Constitution of our Association and circulate to all concerned at the earliest.

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary