Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Implementation of Cadre Restructuring has been deferred

CADRE RESTRUCTURING
IMPLEMENTATION DEFERRED

          Today on dated 25th April-2017, Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-III alongwith Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary, R-III met with Shri B.V. Sudhakar, Secretary (Posts) and discussed issues of Cadre Restructuring and appraised him the difficulties being faced by the staff and requested either to modify the Cadre Restructuring as per suggestions submitted by NFPE & P-III or defer till the issues are settled. Secretary called DDG (Estt) Smt. Smriti Sharan & Director Estt. Shri S.V. Rao and ordered to form a committee of officers of Directorate which will take views of all Chief PMGs and after that Convening a meeting with unions, issues will be settled. Till then he ordered to keep the Cadre Restructuring implementation in abeyance.

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CADRE RESTRUCTURING
FOR LEFT OUT CATEGORIES
       It has been told by the DDG (Estt) that the proposal for Cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. SA, PA CO, PA SBCO, MMS etc have been submitted to Finance Ministry for approval which will be implemented after receipt of approval from Finance Ministry
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      R.N. Parashsr
SG NFPE and G/S P-III

India Post considers Aadhar-based cashless payment for postal services

India Post considers Aadhar-based cashless payment for postal services
A software has been developed for the purpose by AP Technology Services and successfully tested at the General Post Office in Hyderabad.
The India Post is examining an Aadhar-based cashless payment mode for postal services to facilitate digital transactions. (PTI)

The India Post is examining an Aadhar-based cashless payment mode for postal services to facilitate digital transactions, a senior official said today. “If you give your credit card, debit card or Aadhar number in a post office, your bank link will come when your Aadhar number is entered,” B V Sudhakar, secretary, Department of Posts, told reporters here.

“Suppose, you have to make a registered post with some Rs 50 or Rs 20. That amount will be debited to you and credited to us. You don’t have to carry cash. This is being worked out to facilitate digital payments…It will be expanded all over India,” he said.

A software has been developed for the purpose by AP Technology Services and successfully tested at the General Post Office in Hyderabad, he said. “We will test this on a pilot basis in some selected post offices in North, South, East and West (before rolling out),” Sudhakar said. The Department of Posts is examining a proposal to allow installation of ATMs by any bank on the premises of the post offices.

“The proposal we are examining is, anybody can come and set up ATMs in the departmental post offices. They should pay us on the basis of transactions. It (the proposal) would be out approximately in one month,” he said. The ATMs can be started in the 4,500 departmental buildings and the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is also working on having tie-ups with others, he said.


  • The IPPB, started with an initial capital of Rs 800 crore, has so far opened two branches at Ranchi and Raipur.
  • Sudhakar said 650 branches of IPPB would be opened with one being set up in every district by September 2017.
  • The IPPB would primarily focus on financial inclusion, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and third party products. The IPPB would emphasise on “door-step banking,” he said while expressing hope that the payment bank would be a “game- changer in rural economy.”
Noting that the Department of Posts has been aggressively pursuing financial inclusion by encouraging people to open savings accounts in post offices, he said the number of accounts increased from 33.03 crore in 2014-15 to 35.17 crore in 2016-17 upto February 2017. “Rs 7.02 lakh crore is the outstanding balance in all these (35.17 crore) accounts. It speaks volumes about the efforts being made by India Post in the direction of financial inclusion,” he said.

The Department of Posts had a revenue of Rs 13,000 crore and an expenditure of Rs 19,000 crore in 2015-16. The gap in expenditure and revenue is around Rs 6,000 crore. Observing that the expenditure is expected to rise in 2017 due to the implementation of the Pay Commission, he said the department would be able to make up for the deficit due to the new services.

He said 978 stand-alone ATMs have been installed at different post offices in the country and they have been made inter-operable from December 31, 2016. India Post has worked with UIDAI to issue Aadhar cards through post offices and the service would commence from June 2017, Sudhakar added.
 
 
Source0PO Tools.

7th Pay Commission Allowance News: ‘Bureaucratic cause for delay, political intervention required’

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra while talking to India.com said, that a vast majority of central government employees are upset with the Ashok Lavasa Committee who had not yet submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
New Delhi, April 25: Almost 10 months have been passed and the ‘Committee on Allowance’ is yet to submit its report on minimum wages and higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A large number of Central Government employees have been eagerly waiting for the higher allowances and are also upset as there is no news on the minimum wage hike. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is leading the negotiation on behalf of central government employees, believe that the bureaucratic clutches has become one of the biggest reason for the delay in fulfilment of the demands and believe that political intervention is required.  

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra while talking to India.com said, that a vast majority of central government employees are upset with the Ashok Lavasa Committee who had not yet submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “Once the report is submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then only any action can be taken by the government. The government can’t is blamed for the delay,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said while talking to India.com.

When asked whether ministers are to be blamed for the non-fulfillment of the demands, Shiv Gopal Mishra said to India.com, “We are not blaming the ministers for the delay in fulfilment of our demands. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley could only approve our report if the bureaucrats submit it on time. The delay is causing frustration among the employees. How long should they wait? We are persuading the ministers to intervene. We have already met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, we were not able to meet Mr Arun Jaitley due to the Budget Session and if required we will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well”. 

Last week, the NJCA convenor was quoted by a news organisation where he said, “We believe in Prime Minister Narendra Modi he is our last hope”. In the video, Shiv Gopal Mishra also claimed that a large number of central government employees have hopes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he will not take any confrontation with the government employees. “To maintain a good industrial relation in the country, PM Modi will find a good negotiative settlement for us,” Mishra reportedly said.
Source : http://www.india.com/

Four-Monthly Meeting of the Chief PMG, Odisha with representatives of Service Unions / Associations to be held on 22nd & 23rd May, 2017


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre in Berhampur Region

The following orders of transfer and posting have been issued vide RO, Berhampur Memo No. ST/11-20/2013 Ch-II dated 18.04.2017.


SL
Name of the officer

Present place of posting
Posting on Transfer/ Promotion
Remarks
1
Yerra Polayya
ASP(ML), RO, Berhampur (on Offg)
ASP(ML), RO, Berhampur on regular basis
On regular promotion to ASP Cadre
2
R K Maharana
ASP(Hq), Kalahandi Dn,
Bhawanipatna
ASP(I/c), Bhawanipatna Sub Dn
On transfer due to completion of present tenure
3
Debadatta Jena
IP, Umerkote Sub Dn (Koraput Dn)
ASP(Hq), Koraput Division on adhoc basis
On adhoc promotion to ASP cadre
4
Ch Jawahar Rao
IP, Digapahandi Sub Dn (Berhampur Dn)
ASP(Hq), Phulbani Division on adhoc basis
On adhoc promotion to ASP cadre
5
Ramesh Ch Sahoo
IP, Nimapara Sub Dn (Bhubaneswar Dn)
ASP, Phulbani Sub Dn on adhoc basis
On adhoc promotion to ASP cadre

Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto trains while availing LTC.

Declinations submitted by PAs promoted to LSG cadre accepted by C O, Bhubaneswar