Thursday, 17 August 2017

ALL THE DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES ARE INSTRUCTED BY THE CIRCLE SECRETARY, P-III ASSAM CIRCLE TO ISSUE LEAFLET IN DIVISIONAL LEVEL IN CONNECTION WITH COMING ONE DAY STRIKE ON 23RD AUGUST, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To

All General Secretaries and
NFPE Office Bearers

Federal Secretariat Meeting of NFPE will be held at NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi on 21st August 2017.

All are requested to attend meeting in time.

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE


MAKE ONE DAY STRIKE
A GRAND SUCCESS
ON 23.08.2017

FOR SETTLEMENT OF UNDERMENTIONED 10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS


1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS

3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6.    Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7.    Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7thCPC.

9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.





Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON 02.08.2017 IN DAK BHAWAN

The proposed meeting of the Cadre Restructuring Committee was held today (02.08.2017) in the Dak Bhawan with the Staff Side.

The Official Side was represented by the following officers.
i.        Dr. Charls Lobo, Chief PMG, Karnataka as Chairman
ii.      Ms. Smriti Saran, DDG(Establishment) as Member
iii.     Shri J T Venkantaswarelu, PMG, Mails & BD, Chennai as Member
iv.     Shri Ganesh V, Sawaleswarkar, PMG, Pune Region as member.


NFPE was represented by:
i.        Com. R. N. Parashar, General Secretary, AIPEU, Gr-C, CHQ
ii.      Com. J. Ramamurty, CHQ, President and Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu  and
iii.     Com. Bruhaspati Samal, Circle Secretary, Odisha Circle

The discussion was proceeded on the basis of the suggestions given by Postal JCA in its letter No. PJCA/Cadre Restructuring/2017 dated 17.03.2017.

The gist of the meeting is as follows.

1.    After arguments and counter arguments, the Committee agreed to issue necessary orders and uniform guidelines  for maintaining uniformity amongst Circles in allotment  in distribution of Posts as follows in addition to Single and Double-handed post Offices. There may be alteration in allotment of LSG posts already allotted to the Circles

a.        Each Gazetted Head Post Offices needs to create 3 LSG posts.
b.        All pre-restructured HSG-I HOs and Grade – III HOs will have 2 LSG posts each.
c.        All pre-restructured HSG-II HOs and Grade – II HOs will have one LSG post each.
d.        All pre-restructured HSG-I MDGs and Grade – III Post Offices will have one LSG post each.
e.        All pre-restructured HSG-II MDGs/ SOs and Grade – II Post Offices will have 1 LSG post each.
f.         In-Charge of the PLI CPCs needs to upgraded to LSG.
g.        Accountants in Divisional Offices and Head Post Offices will be identified as LSG.’

2.    It was agreed that the Post of Treasurer will not be upgraded to LSG. In respect of the Circles where the proposal has already been implemented, the case will be reviewed.

3.    Since the numbers of non-functional HSG-I Posts have already been restricted to 235 only, it is not possible to grant all HSG-I officials completing 2 years of service to NFG. There will be no identification of Posts as NFG since its is person-based. Only those senior most HSG-I officials completing two years of service will be promoted to NFG.

4.    Directorate has not yet issued any general order for merger of IP Line HSG-I posts to General Line Posts. As such, the Committee cannot comment on such an aspect since beyond its terms of references. However, Staff Section will review and issue suitable orders.

5.    Regarding one time relaxation of existing Recruitment Rules for promotion of all existing LSG to HSG-II and HSG-II to HSG-I posts, it was agreed by the Committee to make necessary recommendations for onward transmission to the nodal ministry.

6.    No consensus was arrived for divisionalization of LSG cadre. However, it was agreed that all the LSG promoted officials will be allotted to Divisions instead of Regions for issuing posting orders within the Divisions by the respective Divisional heads.

7.    There will be no identification of Posts in LSG Cadre for SAs, PLI Group Leader, BEs, MEs etc. But the persons already working in such posts if promoted to LSG may be allowed to work there as LSG without any disturbance.

8.    Regarding amendment of norms for promotion to HSG-II (6 years in LSG) and to HSG-I (5 Years in HSG-II), the Committee opined that Recruitment Rules have to be changed which is not under the their purview. This may be examined by Staff Section.

9.    No officiating arrangement or adhoc posting on HSG-II & HSG-I can be made now since there is dearth of eligible LSG and HSG-II officials.

10.   Only Good bench mark will be applied for these promotions.

11.   Debarring promotion after declination is the policy of the Govt. which is applicable to all the cadres including the P As. The committee can not act on the issue.

12.   The issues of Postmaster Cadre will be dealt in separately.

13.   In respect of P As working in Foreign Post Offices, they have to treated at par with others based on concerned Recruitment Rules. There will be no separate treatment of such posts.

14.   The total present LSG posts and PA posts will be taken into account as a whole for deciding the strength of LR PAs.

15.   The second phase of implementation in Tamilnadu circle is now put on hold, till the matter is decided by directorate after getting the recommendation of the committee’s report.

16.   Sort fall in allotment of posts under cadre restructuring to Odisha circle will be made good.


With greetings


(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary

31st All India Conference
All India Postal Employees Union Group-C

Bangalore, Karnataka 6 to 8 August-2017





MANDATING AADHAAR LINKAGE TO PAN CARDS

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
01-August-2017 17:46 IST

Mandating Aadhaar linkage to PAN cards

            Permanent Account Number (PAN) is the key identifier of taxable entity and aggregator of all financial transactions undertaken by one person. One PAN for one person is the guiding principle for allotment of PAN. However, for achieving the objective of one PAN to one assessee it is required to maintain uniqueness of PAN. The uniqueness of PAN is achieved by conducting a de-duplication check on all already existing allotted PAN against the data furnished by new applicant. Under the existing system of PAN only demographic data is captured. Some instances are found where multiple PANs have been allotted to one person or one PAN has been allotted to multiple persons despite the application of de-duplication process based on demographic data. Linkage of Aadhaar number into PAN database will allow a robust way of de-duplication as Aadhaar number is based on biometric attributes of finger prints and iris images. Further seeding of Aadhaar will allow the Income-tax Department to weed out any undetected duplicate PANs. It will also facilitate resolution of cases of one PAN allotted to multiple persons.

            As on 27.7.2017, 11,44,211 PANs have been identified and deleted or de-activated in cases where multiple PANs were found allotted to one person. Similarly, as on 27.7.2017, 1,566 PANs have been identified as ‘Fake’ which were allotted to either non-existent person or in the names of persons with false identities. In this regard, the PAN service provider carries out onsite verification of PAN applications to verify identity and addresses of the applicant and share the report of such verification to the concerned Assessing Officer. On receipt of such report the assessing officer also conducts enquires and mark the PAN as “Fake”. If information of allotment of more than one PAN is received, the facility to delete or de-activate the PAN is available with the Assessing Officer through application software. Further, during 2004 to 2007, an exercise for de-duplication of PAN was conducted in the Department to identify probable duplicate PANs, which were consequently deleted or de-activated by the concerned assessing officers after examinations.

            This was stated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. (01.08.2017)

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UIDAI INTRODUCE M AADHAAR MOBILE ANDROID APP
TO CARRY YOUR AADHAAR ON MOBILE

            mAadhar is most convenient way to have your Aadhaar Card details along with you anywhere in India at anytime. According to UIDAI Mobile Android App mAadhaar helps Aadhaar holders can download from Google Play Store using official Link from the Authorities. Unique Identification Authority of India it helps holders to carry soft copy of their Aadhaar to anywhere anytime throught the India on Android App. mAadhaar Mobile Android App is official Application developed by the UIDAI uidai-maadhaar-mobile-android-app-download-google-play-store

            Important things about mAadhaar Mobile Android App

            mAadhaar app asks for Pass word immediately after downloading and trying to open. Then we have to set up a password with 8-12 characters containing alpha numeric with a alpha capital along with special charactors

            An Aadhaar Profile can be downloaded only on mobile having registered mobile number linked with Aadhaar

            If your mobile is not registered with Aadhaar, please visit nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Centre

            There is no Manual entry provision because of Security cautions

            Users are advised not to navigate from mAadhaar while trying to get OTP through SMS. mAadhaar reads the OTP automatically once it received

            The mAadhaar app enables users to carry details of more than one Aadhaar card in the digital form. If any other member of your family has the same mobile number registered as yours with Aadhaar, you can also add his or her profile using the mAadhaar app. The app allows a user to add a maximum three profiles in digital form on a particular device.

            Once a user enables the Bio-metric Locking system, his or her bio-metric remains locked till the Aadhaar holder chooses to either unlock it (which is temporary) or disable the locking system.

            One Aadhaar profile can be active on only one device at a time. If you create a profile on another device by inserting the SIM in another device, the previous profile would become inactive and would be deleted from the older device whenever any operation is attempted within the mAadhaar app from that device.

            Sharing of QR code and eKYC data: A user of mAadhaar can share demographics-related information with service providers using the QR code, instead of manual entry.

            mAadhaar comes with TOTP or Time-based One-Time Password generation feature. Users can use this automatically generated temporary password instead of SMS-based OTP.         Click here to Download Mobile App for Aadhaar Card



Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated O1.09.2016 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/10 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2OlO.(Click the link below to view)    http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/CPAO_IT_TECH_PRE-2006_2017-18-83.pdf

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REG. REVISION OF PENSION OF ALL INDIA SERVICES OFFICERS. (Click the link below to view

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Video of Tapan Sen's( MP) speech on Rail Privatisation in Rajya Sabha


Special Allowances and Special Duty Allowances to AIS officer belonging to North-East Cadre as per the acceptance of recommendations of 7th CPC. (Click the link to view)

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ALL INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2017 – 2 POINT INCREASE FROM CPI-IW FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2017

No.5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st July, 2017
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — June, 2017

          The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2017 increased by 2 points and pegged at 280 (two hundred and eighty). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.72 per cent between May, 2017 and June, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.73 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

          The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.59 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Pure Ghee, Chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Palak, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Torai, Coconut, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, French Beans, Electricity Charges, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

          The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 1.08 per cent for June, 2017 as compared to 1.09 per cent for the previous month and 6.13 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 1.28 per cent against (-) 1.63 per cent of the previous month and 8.33 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

          At centre level, Lucknow reported the maximum increase of 8 points followed by Agra (7 points) and Rajkot, Madurai, Varanasi, Quilon and Surat (6 points each). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 8 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling, Tripura, Belgaum, Rangapara-Tezpur and Chandigarh recorded maximum decrease of 2 points each followed by 1 point decrease in Guwahati. Rest of the 12 centres’ indices remained stationary.

          The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 45 centres’ indices are below national average.

          The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2017 will be released on Thursday, 31st August, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL


 DATE FOR FILING INCOME TAX RETURNS (ITRS) FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2016 -17 EXTENDED UPTO  5 AUGUST.

          New Delhi: The income tax (I-T) department said on Monday the deadline for filing income tax returns (ITRs) for financial year 2016-17 has been extended till 5 August. On Sunday, a top official had said the last date for filing of ITRs will not be extended beyond 31 July deadline.

          “The last date for filing of ITRs remains 31 July. There are no plans to extend this deadline. The department has already received over 2 crore returns filed electronically. The department requests taxpayers to file their return in time,” the official said.
          The department has also issued advertisements in leading national dailies in the last few days stating that taxpayers should disclose their income “correctly” and file their ITRs on or before 31 July.
          The linking of Aadhaar number with the PAN (Permanent Account Number) of a taxpayer has also been made mandatory for filing of an ITR, beginning 1 July.
          The department has also asked taxpayers to declare cash deposits made in bank accounts aggregating to Rs2 lakh or more, post demonetisation between 9 November-30 December last year, in the ITRs.

          On reports of the e-filing website facing some glitches, the official said that no major glitches have been reported with the department's e-filing website -http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ -