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Friday, August 12, 2011

No proposal to increase the Retirement Age of Central Government Servants

The Central Government has clarified that there is no proposal to extend the retirement age of Central Government Employees.

In Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena told that the total number of Central Government Employees as on March, 2010 was 32.24 Lakh and “at present we have no idea to increase the retirement age of Central Government Employees from 60 to 62”.

Indiapost sees deficit jump 85% due to wage hike

The huge cash outgo on implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations increased the Indian Postal Department’s deficit by 84.84 per cent to Rs 6,641.30 crore for the year ended 2009-10.

During the 2009-10 financial year, the deficit of the department stood at Rs 6,641.30 crore, as against the previous year’s deficit of Rs 3,593 crore, translating into an 84.84 per cent increase. This was due to a jump in expenses on account of implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission’s report and a normal increase in Dearness Allowance, the Department of Post said in its annual report for 2010-11.

The department has a network of 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, the largest in the world, of which more than 1.39 lakh are in rural areas.

The total revenue earned, including remuneration for saving bank and savings certificates work, during the year 2009-10 was Rs 6,266.70 crore and the amount received from other ministries/departments for agency functions was Rs 4,389.36 crore. Gross working expenditure for the year 2009-10 was Rs 13,346.94 crore, as against the previous year’s expenditure of Rs 97,562.30 crore.

“The increase was mainly due to payment of arrears on pay and allowances on implementation of Sixth Pay Commission’s report and a normal increase in dearness allowance/dearness relief,” the report added.

Expenditure on fixed assets in the year 2009-10 stood at Rs 254.3 crore, of which 4.75 per cent was on land and buildings, 94.86 per cent on mechanisation and modernisation of postal services and 0.39 per cent on mail motor vehicles and other items. The value of gross capital on the Postal Department’s fixed assets rose to Rs 2,123.94 crore at the end of the year. Its net progressive fixed asset value up to the end of the year was Rs 1,957.61 crore.

The Indian Postal Department provides mailing services for postcards, letter cards, letters and registered parcels, besides premier services like speed-post, EMS, logistics post, and e-payment, savings bank, savings certificates and Western Union Money Transfer. It also acts in coordination with the Ministry of Finance with respect to reviewing the agency charges for services being performed under the National Small Saving Scheme and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mananthwady Branch Convention

FNPO Mananthawady Branch convention and family get together of Postal Employees, was held at P K Anandan Master Nagar, Mananthawady on 07.08.2011. A warm reception was accorded to Kum. P K Jayalakshmi, Minster of Youth Affairs, Kerala. Farewell was given to the retired employees. Hundreds of Postal employees paticipated in the function. Circle FNPO leaders including Shri Johnson Avokkaran (Circle Convenor, FNPO), Shri Trivikraman Nair (C/S P4), Smt K J Dolima (Convenor, Womens forum) and local Congress leaders addressed the gathering.
















Clarification on restriction of opening of more than one account at one post office on a single day

SB ORDER NO: 14/ 2011

No. 116-35/ 2009-SB

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi – 110116

Dated: 05.08.2011

To

All Heads of Circles/ Regions

Sub: Restriction on opening of more than one account in the same scheme in the name of same depositor or acceptance of more than one purchase application of the same scheme in the name of same depositor in one Post Office on a single day – a further clarification regarding.

Sir/ Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of even number dated 30.06.2011 (SB Order No. 11/ 2011) on the subject and to say that this order was issued on receipt of compliants in this office as well as Min of Finance (DEA) regarding deliberate splitting of amount to increase the number of accounts. On receipt of various representations, the matter has been reexamined and it has been decided to withdraw the restriction. However, it is requested that deliberate splitting of cash at the time of opening of account/ purchase of certificates may be avoided.

2. This issues with the approval of DDG (FS).

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

Kawal Jit Singh

Asst Director (SB)


Modification to the Cadre Restructuring Committee

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi – 110001.

No: 1/ 4/ 2010 – SR

Dated the 5th August, 2011.

Office Order

Sub: Secretary (P)’s meeting with Postal Joint Council of Action on 27.06.2011, 29.06.2011, 30.06.2011 and 01.07.2011 – Item No: 6 – Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees – Modification ofConstituted Committee.


This is in partical modification of SR Section’s Office Order of even number dated 12.07.2011 on the above mentioned subject.

2. On the request of the staff side, composition of the committee on Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees has been revised, which is now as under:

Official Side

Staff Side

1. Shri Salim Haque, DDG (P) – Chairman

2. Shri. Alok Saxsena, Secy, PSB – Member

3. Director (Estt.) – Member

4. ADG (PCC) – Member Secretary

1.General Secretary, AIPEU, Group ‘C’

2. General Secretary, NAPE, Group ‘C’

3. General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS Group ‘C’

4.General Secretary, NURMS & MMS Group ‘C’

5. General Secretary, AIPEU, Postmen & MTS

6. General Secretary, NUPE, Postmen & MTS


3. The other terms and conditions of the functioning of the Committee will remain unchanged.

Sd/-

Subhash Chander

Director (SR & Legal)



Sunday, August 7, 2011

List of Post Offices identified for ATM Installation

It is proposed to introduce the segments of Core Banking Solution relevant to Post office Savings Bank Scheme (POSB) in 2207 departmental post offices initially.

The Government proposes to provide ATM facility in 810 Post offices. In Kerala, 50 Post Offices will be provided with ATM facility. The list of offices are:

1

Adur HO

2

Alapuzha

3

Alathur MBR HO

4

Aluva

5

Calicitu Civil Station

6

Calicut HO

7

Chalakudi

8

Chengannur HO

9

Cherthala

10

Chnaganacherry

11

Ernakulam HO

12

Irinjalakuda

13

Kalpetta HO

14

Kanhyangad

15

Kanjirappally

16

Kannur

17

Karunagapallay HO

18

Kasaragod

19

KATTAPPANA

20

Kayamgulam HO

21

Kochi HO

22

Kollam HO

23

Kottarakkara HO

24

Kottayam HPO

25

Kunnamkulam HPO

26

Malappuram HO

27

Manjeri Ho

28

Mavelikara HO

29

Muvattupuzha

30

Neyyattinkara HO

31

Olavakkott HO

32

Ottappalam HO

33

Pala HPO

34

Palakkad HO

35

Pathanamthitta HO

36

Perumbavoor

37

Ponnani HO

38

Punalur HO

39

Quilandy HO

40

Taliparamba

41

Thalassery

42

Thiruvalla HO

43

THODUPUZHA

44

Thrissur HPO

45

Thycaud HO

46

Tirur HO

47

Trivandrum GPO

48

Vadakara HO

49

Vaikom HPO

50

Wadakkanchery HPO


Source: PIB