Monday, 19 November 2018

Indian Railways Offers Concession On Select Tickets: 10 Things To Know

Indian Railways Offers Concession On Select Tickets: 10 Things To Know

For online tickets done via IRCTC's website/app, users have the option of availing senior citizens concession only.

indian railway concession

Indian Railways offers concessions on ticket prices to 53 different categories, the quantum of which ranges from 10 percent to 100 percent. These reductions in fares are available for senior citizens, disabled passengers, patients, students, war widows, among others, noted Indian Railways’ on it’s portal- indianrail.gov.in. Concession tickets are issued on demand made through the option in the reservation form.
For online tickets done via IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) website/app, users have the option of availing senior citizens concession only. Other concession tickets can be availed at the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at any Indian Railways reservation office.

Here are 10 things to know about Indian Railways’ concession rules:

  1. According to Indian Railways, only one type of concession is admissible at a time at the choice of passenger and no person is allowed two or more concessions simultaneously.
  2. The concession is admissible on basic mail/express/ Rajdhani/Shatabdi/etc fares only and not on ‘ordinary’ fares applicable to passenger trains, superfast surcharge and Goods and Service Tax (GST) tax etc, noted Indian Railways.
  3. Some of the concessions are admissible subject to the minimum distance of the journey.
  4. The holder of a concession ticket is not permitted to change the ticket to a higher class even by paying the difference of actual fares, noted Indian Railways.
  5. The concession is not admissible in season tickets, circular journey tickets and in trains with separate all-inclusive fare structure like Gatimaan Express, Humsafar Express.
  6. All types of concessions can be availed only when tickets are purchased online or across the counter at stations, reservation/ booking offices etc. No one is granted concession on the train, mentioned Indian Railways.
  7. Except for senior citizens, concessions on tickets are admissible on production of the requisite certificate from the concerned person/organization in India. The documents issued by persons/organizations in other countries are not considered valid for the purpose of concession in India, as mentioned by Indian Railways.
  8. Concession is not admissible for a journey where the cost of travel is borne by central/state governments/ local bodies/ corporations or government undertakings, universities, etc.
  9. Break of journey en-route is not allowed on a concession ticket for a journey for a specific purpose. It is allowed only where a break of journey is a natural event.
  10. In certain cases where concession is admissible in first class but not in AC 2-tier, concession tickets for AC 2- tier can be purchased on payment of concessional fare for first class plus the difference of actual fare of first class and AC 2-tier, noted Indian Railways.
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A set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps on Communal Harmony has been released on 14.11.2018

A set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps on Communal Harmony has been released on 14.11.2018





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IPPB linked with POSB Accounts under PMLA Norms

IPPB linked with POSB Accounts under PMLA Norms



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Four Types Of Accounts You Can Operate At India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)

Four Types Of Accounts You Can Operate At India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)

India Post Payments Bank provides interest at the rate of 4 per cent on balance in all three kinds of savings account.
India Post Payments Bank started its countrywide operations in September 2018
India Post Payments Bank or IPPB, a state-owned payments bank, currently offers four types of bank accounts to customers. Of these, three are savings accounts - regular, digital and basic - and one current account. The four kinds of bank accounts at IPPB come with different features, such as limits on withdrawals, balance requirements and charges for non-compliance with those requirements. India Post Payments Bank - which started its countrywide operations in September 2018 - provides interest at the rate of 4 per cent on balance in all three kinds of savings account and zero per cent in current account, according to its website - ippbonline.com.

Here's a comparison of three types of savings accounts and current current account that you can open at IPPB or India Post Payments Bank:

India Post Payments Bank savings accounts
Interest rate and how to open account
India Post Payments Bank pays a 4 per cent interest (paid quarterly) on the balance in its regular, basic and digital savings accounts, according to its portal. While the regular and basic savings accounts can be opened by visiting IPPB access points, the digital savings account can be opened through the bank's mobile app, called "IPPB Mobile App". 
Cash withdrawal
In the regular and digital savings accounts, IPPB permits the customer to make unlimited withdrawals in a month without levying any charges. However, the bank allows a limited number of withdrawals free of cost in a month in case of the basic savings account. The basic savings account holder can make four withdrawals a month free of cost. 
Balance requirement
All three types of IPPB savings accounts - regular, basic and digital - can be opened and operated with zero balance (nil balance), according to the IPPB website. That means the account holder is not forced to keep a particular sum in the account to ensure operability.
India Post Payments Bank current account
A current account - meant for businesses - is a non-interest bearing account, which means deposit in this type of account does not fetch any interest. The current account can be opened through post office counters or through the postman, according to IPPB. Unlike savings bank accounts, IPPB requires the customer to maintain a monthly average balance of R
s.
 1,000 in the current account, it noted. Failing to meet the MAB criteria attracts a penalty charge of R
s.
 100, according to the India Post Payments Bank portal. IPPB permits any number of withdrawals a month from the current account, without any restrictions.
Source : https://www.ndtv.com
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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Monitoring Mechanism for the Application Form for various Recruitment Examinations

Monitoring Mechanism for the Application Form for various Recruitment Examinations




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Friday, 16 November 2018

PJCA (NFPE & FNPO) CIRCULAR

PJCA (NFPE & FNPO) CIRCULAR

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS
NATIONAL UNION – GDS

Circular No. PJCA/2/2018                                                  Dated - 16.11.2018
Circular
Comrade,
     A meeting of Postal J.C.A consisting of NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU GDS and NUGDS was held at NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi on 15-11-2018. All General Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions participated in the meetings.
       The meeting was presided over by Com. T.N Rahate, Secretary General FNPO.
       A threadbare discussion took place on the prevalent situation in Deptt of Post. Deptt is moving ahead on the path of corporatization which will lead to privatization of services in future . IPPB is the burning example of this. After MNOP, PNOP has been brought and separate Parcel Directorate has been
 Setup . The Minister communication is announcing to setup a separate company for PLI & RPLI.
       There is acute shortage of staff in each cadre . Cadre Restructuring for left out categories is not being finalized. The result of regular membership verification conducted in 2015 has not been declared yet. The entire process of GDS membership verification was cancelled arbitrarily.
       High Court & Supreme Court decisions in respect of MACP, RTP and others matters are not being implemented.
       Positive recommendations of Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee are not being implemented.
       Every day new services are being introduced without developing proper infrastructure and without providing adequate manpower and training to the staff. Deptl Council meetings and periodical meetings are also not being held since long. More and more victimization of trade union leaders has become the order of the day.
       So therefore taking a serious note of all the above mentioned facts, PJCA has decided unanimously to conduct 2 days strike on 8 & 9 January – 2019 for which vigorous campaign will be launched . All leaders of NFPE & FNPO will carry on the campaign programme which will be declared shortly.

T.N Rahate                                                                                  R.N Parashar
S/G – FNPO                                                                              S/G - NFPE

       The Charter of demands for which 2 days strike will be conducted is mentioned as under.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Implement all positive recommendation of Sri  Kamlesh Chandra Committee report and grant Civil servant Status to GDS.
2. Fill up all Vacant Posts is all cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A/S.A, Postmen, Mail Guard , MTS, GDS, Postal Acctts, P.A  Admn Offices, P.A SBCO & Civil Wing etc and separate identity of all cadres within a time frame.
3. Settle all the problems arisen out of implementation of C.S.I & R.I.C.T.
4. Withdraw NPS and Guarantee minimum pension 50% of last pay drawn.
5. Membership verification of G.D.S and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification conducted in 2015.
6. Implementation of orders of   payment of  revised wages and arrears to the casual , Part time, Contingent employees & daily rated mazdoors as per 6th  7th CPC and Regularize Services of  casual Labourers.
7. Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e RMS, MMS, Postman/MTS, PACO,  PASBCO, Postal Acctts, Postmaster Cadre and Civil Wing etc.
8. Stop Privatization,  Corporatization and out sourcing in Postal Services.
9. Very Good Bench Mark should be implemented after issue of orders i.e from 25.7.2016 .
10.          Implement 5 days week in Postal and RMS
11.          Consider the suggestions by RMS JCA regarding PNOP & CSI.
12.          Enhancement of higher payscales to those categories whose minimum qualification has been enhanced e.g Postmen, Mail guard.
13.          Grant of pension to the promoted GDS based on Supreme Court Judgement in SLP No (C) 13042/2014
14.          Withdraw orders of enhancement of cash conyance limit without security.
15.           Implement all High Court and Supreme Court decision in C/W MACP, RTP and others.
16.          Cash less facility treatment under CGHS  and allotment of adequate fund under head MR & T. A
17.          Retention of Civil wing is the Deptt of Post.
18.          Holding of Deptt Council Meetings and periodical meetings at all level.
19.          Stop Trade Union victimization and in the name of unscientific targets.

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Life Certificate for Pensioners – Application Format with Non-Employment Certificate

Life Certificate for Pensioners – Application Format with Non-Employment Certificate


Life Certificate for Pensioners – Application Format with Non-Employment Certificate
“Revised Application Format of Life Certificate for Pensioners”

STATE BANK OF INDIA 

CERTIFICATE TO BE SUBMITTED BY PENSIONER

A) LIFE CERTIFICATE

Certified that I have seen the pensioner ________________________________________ 
(Name of pensioner), holder of Pension Payment Order No. ____________________ and 
he / she is alive on this date.

Savings Bank A/c No.

Name & Designation of Authorised Officer
Specimen Signature of pensioner
Seal Place: 
Date

B) NON-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE

# I declare that I have not received any remuneration for serving in any capacity in an establishment of Central Government or a State Government or a Government Undertaking or from a Local Fund during the period November ____ to October _____.

# I declare that I have been employed / re-employed in the office of _________________ and was in receipt of the following emoluments during the period _____________

# I declare that I have not accepted any employment under any Government outside India, after obtaining / without obtaining sanction of the EPF organization (to be furnished by Class I officer only)

# Delete whichever is not applicable.

Signature_________________________ 
Name of Pensioner _________________ 
PPO No.
Place:

C) CERTIFICATE OF RE-MARRIAGE / NON-MARRIAGE

I hereby declare that I am not married / have not married during the past twelve months.
Signature__________________ 
Name of Pensioner _______________
 PPO No.

Place: ————————————————————————-

I certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that the above declaration is correct.
Signature of a responsible officer/well known person
Name: ________________________________ 
Designation:_______________________________
Place: 
Date:


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FAQ for Pensioners Regarding Digital Life Certificate (DLC)


FAQ for Pensioners Regarding Digital Life Certificate (DLC)

FAQ for Pensioners Regarding Digital Life Certificate (DLC)
Frequently asked questions for Pensioners regarding Jeevan Pramaan / Digital Life Certificate (DLC)

What is Jeevan Pramaan/Digital Life Certificate (DLC) ? 
Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners. Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC is generated for individual pensioner using his/her Aadhaar number and Biometrics.

How is this different from traditional Life Certificate issued by Govt Officers/ Agencies?
For Jeevan Pramaan (DLC) the pensioner is not required to present himself/ herself personally before the Pension Disbursing Officer. DLC does not have to be submitted physically to the Pension Disbursing Agency ( Bank/Post Office etc ) as it is available to them digitally and. is automatically processed by the Pension Disbursing Agency. Also each DLC has a unique id called the Pramaan-Id.

Is the Pramaan ID / Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC valid for life ?
The Pramaan ID/Jeevan Pramaan is not valid for life. The validity period of the certificate is as per rules specified by the Pension Sanctioning Authority. Once the validity period is over a new JeevanPramaan Certificate i.e a new Pramaan Id needs to be obtained.

Who is eligible for Jeevan Pramaan i.e Digital Life Certificate ? 
A pensioner whose Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA) is onboarded on to JeevanPramaan is eligible for Jeevan Pramaan. List of onboarded PSA, can be found under ‘Circulars’ tab on the https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal.

From where can I obtain a JeevanPramaan i.e Digital Life Certificate 
You can obtain a DLC from 
1. various Citizen Service Centre (CSC ) located across India
2. office of Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDA) such as Post Office, Banks, Treasury etc
3. It can also be generated from home/any location on a Windows PC/Laptop( ver 7 & above) or Android Mobile ( KitKat & above ), for more details click here

What is required, if I want to generate DLC on my PC/Laptop/Mobile 
1. A STQC certified Biometric Device is required. 
2. ‘RD Service’ of the Biometric Device being used should be installed on the PC/Laptop/mobile. 
3. The ‘JeevanPramaan Application’ has to be installed on your PC/mobile. It can be downloaded from the ‘Download’ tab from https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal. 4. An Internet Connection is required.

How can I find a Citizen Service Centre (CSC) ? 
You can search nearest CSC by clicking on ‘Locate a Centre’ on https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal or alternately you can send SMS to 7738299899. The SMS body must start with keyword “JPL” and after space write your pin-code. e.g. JPL 110003 and send it to 7738299899.

What information is required to be provided by a pensioner to generate the Jeevan Pramaan? The Pensioner has to provide Aadhaar Number, Name, Mobile Number and self declared Pension Related Information like PPO Number, Pension Account number, Bank details, Name of Pension Sanctioning Authority, Pension Disbursing Authority, etc. The pensioner has to also provide his/her biometrics either Iris or Fingerprint. Note : Incorrect information may lead to rejection of the DLC by the authorities.

What is the procedure for generating a JeevanPramaan from a CSC/office of PDA? 
1. Pensioner visits a CSC or office of PDA 
2. He/She provides the required information to the operator. The operator feeds/enters this information into the system i.e JeevanPramaan Application 
3.The pensioner has to then provide his/her biometrics by placing his/her finger on the finger print scanner or eye in front of the Iris scanner. 
4. On successful aadhaar based biometric authentication, JeevanPramaan is generated with a unique id called Pramaan Id. 
5. An acknowledgement message quoting the Pramaan Id is sent as an SMS to the mobile number provided by the pensioner. Note – The JeevanPramaan/DLC thus generated is subject to approval of the Pension Sanctioning/Disbursing Authority as provided by the pensioner.

Do I have to submit the Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC to my bank/post office etc? 
No, You do not have to submit the DLC to the bank/post office/pension disbursing agency. The DLC is automatically available to them electronically.

Can I get my Digital Life Certificate i.e JeevanPramaan downloaded online, after it is generated? 
Yes, once your praman-id is generated, you can download the Digital Life Certificate by following the link https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in/ppouser/login.

How can I know the status of my Digital Life Certificate, whether it has been accepted/rejected ? 
You need to download the DLC from the https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in portal to know the status.

I have received SMS on my mobile that my JeevaanPramaan is rejected, what should I do? Contact your Pension Disbursing Agency. JeevanPramaan is rejected in case wrong particulars are provided by pensioner while generating the DLC. It is recommended that a new JeevanPramaan i.e Pramaan-ID be generated by providing all correct information and biometrics.

Is Electronic Jeevan Pramaan i.e DLC a must for the pensioner? 
JeevanPramaan i.e DLC is an add on facility to the already existing ways of submission of Life Certificate.

What is the procedure for getting Aadhaar Number? 
Contact nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre in your city for getting a Aadhaar Number. You can find permanent Aadhaar Enrolment Centres from UIDAI website https://appointments.uidai.gov.in

Is this certificate valid? 
Yes, Digital Life Certificate is a valid certificate and recognized under the IT Act. The system benefits the pensioner from having to go before the Pension disbursing Authority to prove that he/she is alive

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