Friday, 24 June 2022

Wonderful Judgment on Trade Union Rights! Kudos to Com. Srinivasu

 Wonderful Judgment on Trade Union Rights! Kudos to Com. Srinivasu



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SB Order 10/2022 - Roll out of RICT CBS version 2.O.1 in RICT CBS devices from 21.06.2022

  SB Order 10/2022 - Roll out of RICT CBS version 2.O.1 in RICT CBS devices from 21.06.2022




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Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 121 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)

Conduct & Disciplinary Rules – 121 : (Compiled By Com Kayveeyes)

DEPARTMENTAL ENQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

1.    IMPORTANT IRREGULARITIES TO BE REPORTED BY TELEGRAPH:

An immediate report should be made by telegraph (in accordance with telegraph message code wherever possible) by the Postmaster of official in charge of RMS set concerned to the despatching office or to the concerned authorities on important irregularities noticed or committed in PO/RMS. (Rule-144, Vol. V)

2.    ERROR BOOK

Each Post office and in the large Post office each Department of the office should keep an error book in the prescribed form to record the irregularities. In RMS offices each sorter should keep a similar book called the rough note book. Every irregularities sever or petty committed by any member of the establishment of an office should be recorded as briefly as possible, by the official noticing the irregularities. Extract of the error book entries should be sent to the appropriate authorities wherever required and the number and date be noted in the error book. In So, all these items which in Head office are entered in the Postmaster's order book must be recorded in the Error book. The SPM must keep a record in the error book of all complaints made by the public and be sent to Supdt. of POs with remarks after acknowledging it. (R-145, Vol. V)

3.    INTERCEPTION OF LETTERS

Without the orders of the Head of Circle, the interception of articles passing in sorting, can not be complied with. Compliance with such requests, from public, militate against the proper working of the Department and should therefore, be refused except in very special case.

(R-147, Vol. V)

4.    OFFICE ORDER BOOK

Every Post office or Record office must keep an order book in the prescribed form in which inspecting officer will record their remarks and orders. The order book must be kept in the personal custody of the P.M. or record clerk. (R-157, Vol. V)

5.    PAYMENT OF DEFECTIVE INDIAN POSTAL ORDERS

The Head of the Circle may sanction the payment of detective Indian Postal Order in all cases other than referred to in Rule 127-C.

The Head of the Circle may sanction the payment of the IPOs where the payee in dead.

(R-52/1 of Vol. 8)

6.    REFUND OF THE VALUE OF THE INDIAN POSTAL ORDERS

The Head of the Circle may sanction payment of the defective Indian Postal Orders which are beyond the powers of SPOS. (R-53 of Vol. 8)

The Supdt. of POs/1st class postmaster may sanction the refund of the value of IPOs referred to him. (Old) (R. 402/2(2) of Postal Man. Vol. 6)

7.    LOSS OF UNSOLD INDIAN POSTAL ORDERS

The head of the circle is authorized to sanction refunds to postal officials of the amounts recovered from them an account of the value and commission of lost Indian Postal orders subject to the condition that the refund shall not be made until one full year has lapsed since the date of loss of the order.

(R-55/1 of Vol. 8)

8.    LOSS OR THEFT OF UNSOLD INDIAN POSTAL ORDERS

The head of the circle should notify the loss in his circular, after obtaining a certificate of non-payment from Delhi Audit office. The Delhi Audit office also immediately report the loss by express letter to other Heads of Circles stating the full particulars to stop its payment. (R-55/2, Vol. 8)

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Thursday, 23 June 2022

Postal Department at stake.... poster

 Postal Department at stake.... poster


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Establishing Training academy in handling legal matters - Willingness calledfor from Directorate level retired official

Establishing Training academy in handling legal matters - Willingness called for from Director level retired official

F.No.25-17/2020-SPG
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (Personnel Division)
****
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi.-110 001.
Dated: 22.06.2022
CIRCULAR

Sub: - Establishment of Training Academy for capacity building and imparting

Training to Indian Legal Service Officers and Officers of other cadres of central and State Government in handling legal matters-reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate herewith a copy of letter No. A-60011/52/2019-Admn.I (LA) dated 04.05.2022 received from Department of Legal Affairs.

2. The eligible and interested retired officers of Director level or above may please sent their application and bio-data (in duplicate) to Personnel Division for necessary action.

(Vinayak Mishra) 
Assistant Director General (SPG)

1. GM (CEPT), Mysore with a request to upload in Indiapost website. 2. e-office Portal of D/o Posts.
 

 

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Meeting with GDS unions in Directorate today - 23-06-2022

 Meeting with GDS unions in Directorate today - 23-06-2022

 A meeting with GDS union's Representatives regarding membership verification in GDS cadre in Directorate today (23-06-2022).


The GDS Unions viz., AIPEU GDS, AIGDSU & NUGDS participated in the meeting. BGDKS did not attend.

Department proposed to conduct the GDS membership verification by adopting technology as there is feasible accessibility network in all parts of the country.

Other two GDS union Representatives expressed their views in a different way.

On behalf of AIPEU GDS, we expressed our view that in view of check off system, collection of declaration from the member is our priority. But as the issue is being delayed badly so we have cleared that what ever the methodology adopted by the Department, we are ready to participate in the verification process. Further requested to take a decision to commence the process of verification as early as possible.
 
P.Pandurangarao,
G/S, AIPEU GDS.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

DoPPW – Pension policy reforms & digitization regarding disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioners

 DoPPW – Pension policy reforms & digitization regarding disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioners


Central Government pensioners – Collobaration with Banks for creation of integrated Pensioners’ Portal to enhance ‘Ease of Living’ of Pensioners

A two day Bankers’ Awareness Program was organized by Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare at Udaipur on 20th & 21st June, 2022 for officers of State Bank of India handling pension related work, covering the Northern Region of the country.

Pension

A team of officers from DoPPW took sessions on Pension policy reforms & digitization regarding disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioners, with the objective of updating the field functionaries of State Bank of India. Special sessions were organized on Income Tax matters related to pensioners as well as Digital means of submitting the Annual Life Certificates. Chief Controller (Pension), CPAO shared the reasons which are a cause for pensioner’s grievances and suggested actions which may be taken by the bank for redressal.

It was decided that immediate efforts are needed for creation of Integrated Pension Portal by linking DoPPW and SBI existing portals to provide seamless services to pensioners. Awareness of field officials & Pensioners are of utmost importance to ensure the benefits of Government of India’s welfare measures. Face authentication technology for Digital Life Certificate may be advertised extensively by Banks. Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare will take policy initiatives to address issues faced by field officials and pensioners. Digital life certificate and face authentication technology would be a game changer for pensioners and banks in submission of life certificates. These awareness programs would serves as huge capacity building exercise for bank officials.

This program was the first in a series of Awareness Programs for Central Pension Processing Centers and field functionaries handling pension related work in various bank. It is expected that through these programs, the objective of enhancing ‘Ease of Living’ of pensioners will be achieved to a great extent. Four such awareness programs will be conducted in collaboration with State Bank of India to cover the whole country. On similar lines, awareness programs will be conducted in collaboration with other Pension Disbursing Banks in year 2022-2023.

Bankers’ Awareness Program, Udaipur, 20th&21st June, 2022 was concluded by closing address by Sh Sanjiv N Mathur, Joint Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare. Detailed feedback was taken from bank officers on various policy issues to make proactive changes to ensure “Ease of Living” for pensioners. 50 officers from northern zone from CPPCs and pension dealing branches were awarded certificate of Participation during valediction ceremony.

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Agnipath scheme FAQs

 Agnipath scheme FAQs

DEFENCE SERVICES WITH AGNIPATH

Agnipath Yojana Scheme FAQ PDF - Indian Armed Forces

What is the Agnipath scheme and what are its advantages?

AGNIPATH Scheme in the Indian Armed Forces is a scheme wherein selected candidates will be enrolled as Agniveers for four years period.

On completion of the four year period, Agniveers will go to the society as disciplined, dynamic, motivated and skilled work force for employment in other sectors to pursue their career in job of their choice.

Based on organisational requirement and policies promulgated by the Armed Forces, Agniveers after completing their engagement period, will be offered an opportunity to apply for enrolment in the permanent cadre. Of these upto 25% of Agniveers will be selected to be enrolled in the Armed Forces as a regular cadre.

The scheme provides an avenue to Indian youth, desirous of serving the country to get recruited in the Armed Forces for a short duration.

The scheme enhances the youth profile of the Armed Forces.

AGNIPATH Advantages

This proposal envisages providing opportunity to the youth to serve in the military for short duration.

It will also lead to a much more youthful and technically adept war fighting force by ensuring a fine balance between youthful and experienced personnel in the Armed Forces.

What are the broad objectives of the AGNIPATH Scheme?

The broad objectives of the Scheme are:

a. To enhance youthful profile of the Armed Forces so that they are at their fighting best at all times with increased risk taking ability.

b. To attract young talent from the society to effectively exploit, adopt and use emerging modern technologies with enhanced technical thresholds of intake while leveraging Technical Institutions of the country.

c. To provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to serve the Nation in uniform albeit for a short period of time.

d. To imbibe The Armed Forces ethos, courage, camaraderie, commitment and teamwork in the youth.

e. To provide abilities and qualities such as discipline, dynamism, motivation and work-skills so that the youth remains an asset.

What benefits are envisaged to be accrued from the Agneepath scheme?

The scheme would be a win win situation for the Armed Forces, Nation, individuals and the society at large.

Nation

  • National integration based on unity in diversity with equal opportunity to youth including women from all regions.
  • Nation Building through empowered, disciplined & skilled youth with military ethos in civil society.

Armed Forces

  • Improved battle preparedness through transformative evolution with energetic, fitter, diverse, more trainable and resilient youth suited to changing dynamics.
  • Selection of the Best with rigorous and transparent selection process.
  • Youthful Profile by optimal balance of youth & experience.
  • Endeavour to Harness benefits of SKILL INDIA by induction from Tech Institutes.

Individuals

  • Opportunity for Youth to fulfil dream of joining the Armed Forces and serve the Nation.
  • Imbibe military discipline, motivation, skill and physical fitness.
  • Smooth integration into society with skill sets, certification and diplomas/ higher education/ credits.
  • Good financial package making him more stable than his civilian counterparts.
  • Confident & better citizens by military training, team building, ethos & camaraderie forged over the years.
  • Resume so unique that an Agniveer will stand out in the crowd.

What would be the impact of the agnipath scheme on the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces?

The operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces will enhance by this Scheme. By having a profile which is more fighting fit with less encumbrances, it is expected that the risk taking capability of these personnel would be higher. With the infusion of technology and revamping of the training programmes, the Armed Forces would ensure that the personnel inducted under the scheme have the same skill sets which are required to meet the operational challenges. Since the training standards are clearly defined, and monitored by the highest authorities in the Armed Forces, it would be ensured that the Agniveers meet the highest professional standards.

The AGNIPATH Scheme envisions younger age profile of the Armed Forces. Is the Age eligibility criterion for enrolment under the Agnipath Scheme different from the earlier practice?

Candidates between 17% to 21 years of age meeting other educational, physical and medical criteria would largely be enrolled as Agniveers. The Scheme also aims to harness the “Skill India” initiative by enrolling candidates qualified in IT/ Diploma holders in future with the necessary skills for certain technical trades.

Can the Agniveers opt for enrolment in the Permanent Cadre?

Based on organisational requirement and policies promulgated by the Armed Forces, all Agniveers after completing their engagement period, will be offered an opportunity to apply for enrolment in the permanent cadre. These applications will be considered by a centralised transparent rigorous screening system which would be based on merit and demonstrated performance during service. Upto 25% of the Aginveers would be selected for enrolment inthe permanent Cadre as per the existing Terms and Conditions.
Selection of Agniveers for further enrolment into the Armed Forces will be the exclusive jurisdiction of the Government through laid down policies.

How does the Agnipath scheme compare to the other nations?

A careful analysis of the methodology of induction, retention and release of Armed Forces. personnel in various developed countries was carried out to adopt the best Practices being followed in these countries. The analysis revealed the following:

a. Primarily Volunteer Model. All countries including those who have conscription have a volunteer Armed Forces once the mandatory time stipulation is over.

b. Enrolment Procedures. Majority of the countries follow multiple enrolments models at various stages of military career enabling soldiers to voluntarily continue or exit service.

c. Retention. All countries after the initial compulsory service period, retain soldiers based on their choice and a meritorious selection process.

d. Training. All countries have a shorter initial training period. Specialised training is imparted once the soldier is selected for service for a longer duration.

e. Incentivisation of Exit. These incentives vary from country to country but generally are in the following fields:

  • i. Relaxation/ Incentives to pursue higher education.
  • ii. Financial package on exit.
  • iii. Credits in education qualifications for type and duration of service rendered.
  • iv. Advantage for recruitment in the permanent cadre.
  • v. Some assurance of job on exit.

f. The Agnipath scheme aims to follow the same model and similar incentives as have been given in the developed countries.

Regimental system is one of the motivating factors for soldiers and officers to bond and perform beyond the call of duty during wartime. Will the induction change the same?

We shall be retaining the Regimental system, since the Scheme envisages selecting the best of the Agniveers and only those who proved their mettle, the cohesiveness of the unit would be ensured by these personnel. Further, these aspects would be focussed upon and accentuated by training received once the Aginveer reaches the unit.

Since there is going to be a limited training period, would it be adequate to meet the operational challenges?

Youth today eat better, run faster and longer, are more adept to technology and adapt more easily to change. The aim to exploit the talent of the present day generation in our training patterns while simultaneously utilizing technology such as simulators to ensure an effective training programme. Since the basic qualification and qualities available with the youth have improved over the years, it gives us an opportunity to restructure the training pattern with more time being available for both physical and technical. training. It also gives us an Opportunity to review our present training pattern to make them contemporary, technology based and tailor made for the requirements of the Armed Forces.

Is the Agnipath scheme likely to be opened to women ?

It is envisaged that in future women will be inducted in a progressive manner for joining the Armed Forces under the Agniveer Scheme.

How will this AGNIPATH Scheme ensure recruitment from all over the country?

The Scheme aims to capitalize on the broad based talent pool of the Nation and select the best for a career in the Armed Forces. The present pattern of selection into the Armed Forces is not being changed with the introduction of the scheme. The only change that is happening is in the Terms and Conditions of the service. As you all are aware, that the three Services are having well established selections centers spread over the country which have enabled them to recruit people from even the remotest part of the Nation. Since these very selection centers would continue to undertake the responsibility of recruiting personnel, we expect that the all India representation would not be affected by the introduction of the Scheme.

What is the financial package offered to an Agniveer in the Armed Forces?

Composite Annual Package

  • Ist year package approx. Rs. 4.76 Lacs.
  • Upgradation upto approx. Rs: 6.92 Lacs in 4th year.

Allowances

  • Risk & Hardship, Ration, Dress, Travel allowances as applicable.

SevaNidhi

  • 30% of monthly emoluments to be contributed by individuals.
  • Equal amount matched & contributed by the Government.
  • Corpus of Rs.10.04 Lakhs plus accrued interest, exempted from Income Tax, after four years.

Death Compensation

  • Non-contributory life insurance cover of Rs. 48 Lakhs.
  • Additional Ex Gratia of Rs. 44 Lakhs for death attributable to service.
  • Pay for unserved portion upto four years including ‘SevaNidhi’ component.
    Disability Compensation
  • Compensation based on % disability laid down by medical authorities.
  • Onetime ex-gratia of Rs.44/25/15 Lakhs for 100%/75%/50% disability respectively.
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