Saturday, 30 September 2017

National Union Wishes You All Happy Muharram

Date : 30.9.2017


National Union

                Wishes You All 

                                  Happy Muharram








Friday, 29 September 2017

National Union Wishes You All Happy Vijaya Dashami

Date : 29.9.2017

National Union

          Wishes
                 
                   You All

                           Happy Vijaya Dashami






Inviting suggestions from stakeholders and other members of the public on THE CONTRACT LABOUR (REGULATION AND ABOLITION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2017 : Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Date : 29.9.2017

Inviting suggestions from stakeholders and other members of the public on THE CONTRACT LABOUR (REGULATION AND ABOLITION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2017 : Ministry of Labour & Employment.







Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Date : 26.9.2017

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continues to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 6th Central Pay Commission



GDS Pay Committee Report : Latest Position

Date : 26.9.2017

GDS Pay Committee Report : Latest Position

With reliable source from the o/o Finance Ministry the process regarding GDS Pay Committee Report has been finished and came to know that no queries are pending in the Finance Ministry. 




Our previous Post regarding GDS Pay Committee Report



Monday, 25 September 2017

100% Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF & EPF by Dec, 2017 and using Aadhaar for portability: Decision of Cabinet Secretariat Meeting

Date : 25.9.2017

100% Aadhaar linking of GPF, PPF & EPF by Dec, 2017 and using Aadhaar for portability: Decision of Cabinet Secretariat Meeting





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on allocation of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in Department of Posts nominated by SSC

Date : 25.9.2017

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on allocation of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in Department of Posts nominated by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) selected on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015.



Ministry of Communications - Directorate of PLI : Gazette Notification.

Date : 25.9.2017

Ministry of Communications - Directorate of PLI : Gazette Notification.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financialwork. A News from The Economic Times

Date : 24.9.2017

Postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financialwork. A News from The Economic Times




Your postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financial work. Read how

NEW DELHI: Come 2018 and the humble postman will be armed with a high-tech device that will enable him to carry out various financial transaction at the door step of people. 

The India Post Payment Bank, which plans to launch nationwide operations by March 2018, is coming up with a large contract to source such devices for more than 1.5 lakh postmen. 

The equipment, a micro-ATM of sorts, will have a biometric reader, a printer and a debit card and credit card reader attached to it. A tender for 2 lakh such devices is almost ready and will be released in a month’s time, India Post Payment Bank chief executive AP Singh told ET. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has already been chosen to build the backend for India Post Payment Bank as a system integrator. 

“The idea is to streamline and focus on payments through the bank. We have identified close to one dozen payments, including utility bills such as gas and electricity, mobile, DTH, school fees, etc.”, which the payments bank will seek to facilitate, Singh said. India Post is working on an app that will enable these payments. 

It will also allow booking of bus and unreserved train tickets, categories which are highly cash dependant. “Even small payments such as for fruits and vegetable, and welfare payment transfers under the direct benefits transfer scheme are on the radar,” said Singh. 

“We have to focus on payments rather than deposits,” said Singh. Reserve Bank of India rules don’t allow payments banks to take deposits, the key and cheap source of funds for conventional banks. To generate revenue, India Post Payment Bank will charge each payment transaction that happens through its app, either from the customer or the bill company, Singh said. 

“The Post Office already has 35 crore accounts, we are targeting around 8 crore households in the next five years (as customers for the payments bank).” 

At a recent UN conference, Singh had said while private sector rivals such as Paytm and Airtel Payments Bank would skim the market from the top, India Post would have a bottoms up approach. Arming the postman with the micro-ATM and turning him into a sort of a banking correspondent may be part of the plan to target rural and the semi-urban areas. 

“The micro ATM and the banking correspondent model has been tried and may help in turning cash into digital at the last leg, even though it may take some time,” said Vivek Belgavi, partner and India FinTech Leader at PwC. 

In a village, the nearest bank branch may be 10-25 kms away and the India Post, with its huge network of post offices and postmen, may be able to effectively cater to that audience, he added. The proposed India Post app will allow person-to-person transactions. 

In the dozen key bill payments it is targeting, those who aren’t familiar with operating an app on their own can approach the postmen armed with micro-ATMs to help them make payments. 

Meanwhile, as opposed to the earlier plan of having separate branches for the payment bank, India Post is looking to capitalise on the existing network of 1.55 lakh post offices and 3 lakh employees on the postal network.

Source:-The Economic Times

Saturday, 23 September 2017

*పోస్ట్మెన్లకు బుల్లి ఏటీఎంలు!*

Date : 24.9.2017

*పోస్ట్మెన్లకు బుల్లి ఏటీఎంలు!*

Sunday, 24 Sep, 4.38 am

- *ఇంటి వద్దే వివిధ బిల్లుల స్వీకరణ*
- *దాదాపు డజను చెల్లింపులకు అవకాశం* 
- *ప్రతీ గ్రామానికి దగ్గరయ్యేలా చర్యలు* 
- *1.5 లక్షల పోస్టాఫీసుల ద్వారా సేవలు* 
- *మార్చి నుంచే అందుబాటులోకి ఐపీపీబీ*

*నవతెలంగాణ, వాణిజ్య విభాగం*: సమాచార టెక్నాలజీ విప్లవంలో మరుగున పడిపోతున్న భారత తపాలా శాఖ తిరిగి పూర్వవైభవం సాధించే దిశగా అడుగులు వేస్తోంది. ఇందుకు గాను తమకు అందివచ్చిన 'ఇండియా పోస్ట్‌ పేమెంట్‌ బ్యాంక్‌' (ఐపీపీబీ) అవకాశాన్ని పూర్తిగా వినియోగించుకోవాలని యోచిస్తోంది. వచ్చే ఏడాది మార్చి నుంచి భారత తపాలా శాఖ ఐపీపీబీ సేవలను మొదలు పెట్టనుంది.

అయితే గతంలో అనుకున్న విధంగా దేశంలోని అన్ని పోస్టాఫీసులను బ్యాంకులుగా మార్చి సేవలను అందించాలన్న ఆలోచనతో పాటు.. తపాలా శాఖను ప్రజలకు మరింత చేరువచేసేందుకు అందుబాటులోఉన్న అన్ని ఇతర అవకాశాలను పరిశీలిస్తోంది. 

ఇంటి వద్దే అన్ని రకాల ఆర్థిక సేవలు.. 

పేమెంట్‌ బ్యాంకు సేవాలను ప్రారంభించే ప్రయత్నాల్లో ఉన్న భారత తపాలా శాఖ తమ విస్తరణలో భాగంగా డిపాజిట్ల కంటే కూడా చెల్లింపులపై ఎక్కువ దృష్టి పెట్టాలని భావిస్తోంది. పోస్టల్‌ శాఖకు కీలకంగా నిలిచే పోస్ట్‌మెన్ల సేవలను ఇందుకు గరిష్టంగా వినియోగించుకొనేలా ప్రణాళికను రూపొందించుకుంటోంది. తమ ప్రణాళికలో భాగంగా దేశంలోని దాదాపు 1.50 లక్షల మంది పోస్ట్‌మెన్‌లకు బుల్లి మైక్రో ఏటీఎం లాంటి పరికరాన్ని అందించనుంది. క్రెడిట్‌ కార్డు, డెబిట్‌ కార్డు, ప్రింటర్‌తో పాటు వెలిముద్రలను గుర్తించేలా ఈ ఎలక్ట్రానిక పరికరాన్ని తపాల శాఖ తయారు చేయిస్తోంది. ఈ పరికరంతో పోస్ట్‌మెన్‌లు ఇంటి వద్దకే వచ్చి ప్రజల నుంచి విద్యుత్తు బిల్లులు, నళ్లా బిల్లులు, మొబైల్‌ రిచార్జ్‌, డీటీహెచ్‌, స్కూలు ఫీజులు, బ్యాంకు చెల్లింపులు, నెలవారీ కిస్తీల చెల్లింపులతో పాటు దాదాపు డజనుకు పైగా చెల్లింపులను స్వీకరించేలా ప్రణాళికలను తయారు చేసింది. దీనికి తోడు ప్రభుత్వ అందించే వివిధ రకాల సంక్షేమ పథకాల సొమ్ములను కూడా పోస్ట్‌మెన్‌ ద్వారానే ఇంటింటికి వెళ్లి లబ్దిదారులకు ఇప్పించేలా సన్నాహాలు చేస్తోంది.

35 కోట్ల ఖాతాలతో ముందుకు.. 
భారత తపాలా శాఖ ఇప్పటికి దేశా వ్యాప్తంగా దాదాపు 35 కోట్ల ఖాతాలను కలిగి ఉంది. రానున్న అయిదేండ్ల కాలంలో దాదాపు మరో 8 కోట్ల కుటుంబాల వారికి భారత తాపాలా శాఖ పేమెంట్‌ బ్యాంకు సేవలను విస్తరించాలని ఐపీపీబీ అధికారులు చెబుతున్నారు.
నగదు వాడకాన్ని తగ్గించి డిజిటల్‌ కరెన్సీ లావాదేవీలను ప్రోత్సాహించాలని భావిస్తున్న సర్కారు లక్ష్యాన్ని గ్రామాలకు తీసుకుపోయేందుకు తమ సేవలు ఎంతగానో దోహదం చేస్తాయని.. గ్రామీణుల నగదు చెల్లింపులు.. బ్యాంకు అవసరాలను కూడా తాము గరిష్టంగా తీర్చగమన్న విశ్వాసాన్ని తపాలా శాఖ వ్యక్తం చేస్తోంది. తమ ప్రణాళిక అనుకున్న ప్రకారం అమలైతే కేవలం కొన్ని సంవత్సరాల్లోనే భారత తపాలకు పూర్వవైభవం వస్తుందనడంలో ఎలాంటి సందేహం లేదని ఈ శాఖ అధికారులు చెబుతున్నారు. 

గ్రామలకూ డిజిటల్‌ బూస్ట్‌ 

భారత తపాలా శాఖ దేశ వ్యాప్తంగా 1.5 లక్షల పోస్టాఫీసులతో దేశంలో మూలమూలన విస్తరించి ఉంది. బ్యాంకింగ్‌ సేవలు ఎక్కువగా అందుబాటులో లేని ప్రాంతాల్లో సైతం తపాలా శాఖ బలమైన నెట్‌వర్క్‌ను కలిగి ఉంది. ఇదే అంశాన్ని తమకు అనువుగా మార్చుకోవాలని భారత పోస్టల్‌ శాఖ యోచిస్తోంది. చాలా గ్రామీణ ప్రాంతాల్లో ప్రజలు బ్యాంకింగ్‌ సేవలను పొందాలంటే దాదాపు 10-25 కి.మీ. మేర ప్రయాణం చేయాల్సి పరిస్థితి ఉంది. ఏటీఎం కేంద్రాలు కూడా అందరికీ అందుబాటులో లేవు. ఈ అంశాలను ప్రాతిపదికగా తీసుకొని ప్రజా సేవయే ధ్యేయంగా ఎదగాలని తపాలా శాఖ భావిస్తోంది. దీంతో మైక్రో ఏటీఎం ద్వారా చెల్లింపులతో పాటు గ్రామీణులకు పోస్ట్‌మెన్‌లు ఏటీఎంల మాదిరిగానే చిన్న మొత్తంలో నగదును అందించేలా యాప్‌ను రూపొందిస్తోంది. ఇందుకోసం ఐటీ దిగ్గజ సంస్థలతో సంప్రదింపులు జరుపుతోంది. పోస్ట్‌మెన్‌ను టెక్నాలజీని అందించడం ద్వారా తమకున్న నెట్‌వర్క్‌తో తిరిగి పూర్వవైభవం సాధించవచ్చన్నది తపాలా శాఖ ప్లాన్‌. ఈ ప్రణాళికలో భాగంగా తపాలా శాఖ దాదాపు 2 లక్షల మైక్రో ఏటీఎంల కొనుగోలుకు గాను త్వరలోనే టెండర్లను ఆహ్వానించనుంది. వీటికి బ్యాక్‌ఎండ్‌ ఇంటిగ్రేటర్‌గా హెచ్‌పీ సంస్థను భారత తపాలా శాఖ ఇప్పటికే ఎంపిక చేసుకుంది.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Mascot Design Competition for Postal life Insurance/Rural Postal Life Insurance

Date : 23.9.2017

Mascot Design Competition for Postal life Insurance/Rural Postal Life Insurance.





GUIDELINES FOR USE OF RTI ONLINE PORTAL

Date : 22.9.2017

GUIDELINES FOR USE OF RTI ONLINE PORTAL



  1. This Web Portal can be used by Indian citizens to file RTI application online and also to make payment for RTI application online. First appeal can also be filed online. 
  2. At present, an applicant who desires to obtain any information under the RTI Act can make a request through this Web Portal to only Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). 
  3. On clicking at “Submit Request”, the applicant has to fill the required details on the page that will appear. 
    The fields marked * are mandatory while the others are optional. 
  4. The text of the application may be written at the prescribed column. 
  5. At present, the text of an application that can be uploaded at the prescribed column is confined to 500 words only. 
  6. In case an application contains more than 500 words, it can be uploaded as an attachment, by using column 
    “Supporting document”. 
  7. After filling the first page, the applicant has to click on “Make Payment” to make payment of the prescribed fee. 
  8. The applicant can pay the prescribed fee through the following modes:
    (a) Internet banking through SBI and its associated banks;
    (b) Using credit/debit card of Master/Visa. 
  9. Fee for making an application is as prescribed in the RTI Rules, 2012. 
  10. After making payment, an application can be submitted. 
  11. No RTI fee is required to be paid by any citizen who is below poverty line as per RTI Rules, 2012. However, the applicant must attach a copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate government in this regard, alongwith the application. 
  12. On submission of an application, a unique registration number would be issued, which may be referred by the applicant for any references in future. 
  13. The application filed through this Web Portal would reach electronically to the “Nodal Officer” of DoPT, who would transmit the RTI application electronically to the concerned CPIO. 
  14. In case additional fee is required representing the cost for providing information, the CPIO would intimate the applicant through this portal. This intimation can be seen by the applicant through Status Report or through his/her e-mail alert. 
  15. For making an appeal to the first Appellate Authority, the applicant has to click at “Submit Appeal” and fill up the page that will appear. 
  16. The registration number of original application has to be used for reference. 
  17. As per RTI Act, no fee has to be paid for first appeal. 
  18. At present, an applicant/the appellant can see the following status :
    (i) Application filed on..
    (ii) Additional fees, if required..
    (iii) Appeal filed on..
    (iv) Replied on.. 
  19. The applicant/the appellant should submit his/her mobile number to receive SMS alert. 
  20. All the requirements for filing an RTI application and first appeal as well as other provisions regarding time limit, exemptions etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees : Revised Rates effective from 01/07/2017 - Department of Posts Order.

Date : 22.9.2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees : Revised Rates effective from 01/07/2017 - Department of Posts Order.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Article 19 (1)(b) guarantees to all citizens of India rights “to assemble peaceably and without arms”. This right includes the rights to hold meetings and to take out processions

Date : 21.9.2017

Article 19 (1)(b) guarantees to all citizens of India rights “to assemble peaceably and without arms”. This right includes the rights to hold meetings and to take out processions.








Right to Peaceful Assembly


  • ARTICLE 19-
Article 19 of the Indian Constitution is one of the most important articles constituting the ‘basic freedoms’ guaranteed to every citizen of India. Article 19(1) provides that all citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, assembly, associations, movement, residence and practicing any trade, business, occupation or profession. Article 19 (1)(b) guarantees to all citizens of India rights “to assemble peaceably and without arms”. This right includes the rights to hold meetings and to take out processions.
The right is however subject to the following restrictions. :-
          1) The assembly must be peaceful and harmonious;
          2) It must be unarmed and not threatening the safety of the people;
          3) Reasonable restrictions can be imposed under clause 3 of article 19.
The right to assembly embodies the very idea of a democratic government. Article 19(1)(b) thus includes the right to hold meetings and to take out processions. However, this right is not absolute but restrictive in nature. The assembly must be non-violent and must not breach public peace. Disorderly and/or riotous assembly will not be protected under Article 19(1)(b) and clause 3 of article 19 would then come into picture. Reasonable restrictions imposed under Article 19(3) are in the interests of sovereignty and integrity of India or public order. Article 19(b) has always been an issue of debate in the country. It has been reviewed, studied and interpreted numerous times by the Supreme Court. Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure also talks about unlawful assemblies. Section 144(6) gives the government the power to make an assembly of 5 or more people in certain cases an unlawful assembly. Chapter viii of the Indian Penal Code lays down that the conditions when an assembly becomes ‘unlawful’. According to this section, an assembly of five or more persons becomes an unlawful assembly if the common object of the persons comprising the assembly is-
    (a) to repel and resist the execution of any law or legal process,
    (b) to commit any sort of mischief or criminal trespass,
    (c) to obtain the possession of any property using force,
    (d) to impel and coerce a person to do what  he is not legally bound to do or omit which he is legally entitled to do, 
     (e) to overawe, that is, to appall and astonish the government by means of criminal force or show of criminal force or any public servant in the exercise of his lawful powers.
  • CAN THE STATE RESTRICT A CITIZEN’S RIGHT TO PROTEST?
 The question that arises in most of the cases relating to Article 19(1)(b) is that can the state restrict a person’s right to protest? In a landmark judgment given by the Supreme Court on the incident that took place on the midnight of 4-5th June, 2011 at Ramlili Maidan, Delhi where Baba Ramdev and his supporters were carrying on a protest against corruption and black money. Their protest was against the government who failed in taking effective steps to curb the menace of black money and corruption in India. The apex court has held that the protest was peaceful. Satyagraha which is beyond the concept of ‘passive resistance’ forms the essence of democracy. Saytagraha is not aggression but non-violence and its force lay in truth and the ability to struggle for it. Supreme Court in this judgment has upheld the right to peaceful protest as a Constitutional right and the right to assemble and demonstrate by holding dharnas is the basic features of an effective democratic system. People in a democracy have a right to raise their voices against the decisions and unreasonable actions of the government or to express their opinion on any subject of national importance. The government is obliged to respect and encourage the exercise of such rights. However, recently political powers have resorted to the use of police powers to stop the people from exercising their constitutional right of peaceful assembly. In this case also, police powers were used to dictate that the size of the protest must be small and not very large. Also, section 144 of the CrPC was unlawfully imposed. In this regard, the Supreme Court observed that the decision to forcibly evict people sleeping at the Ramlila Maidan at midnight of 4-5th June 2011 taken by either the police independently or on consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs was arbitrary, abuse of power and improper. It was an invasion of legal protections available to the people present there. Thus the restriction was unwarrantedly executed and showed the might of the State.
However, after these observations this judgment took a strange turn and said that it is the obligation of every protestor to obey every lawful order. Neither the imposition of section 144 nor the withdrawal of permission or the forceful eviction of the protestors were lawful so why should the protestors have had accepted such an order? A protestor who organizes a peaceful protest within his constitutional rights is equally entitled not to accept an illegal order denying his right to protest. He should not run the risk of being punished if the order is held to be unlawful. But what the judgment hints at is that every time a person’s fundamental right to protest is intercepted by the State, he must immediately accept those orders or he would have to suffer the punishment.
But, a citizen cannot be compelled to relinquish is fundamental right just because the State decides to restrict his right to protest. The judgment upheld the right to protest as a fundamental right of speech and assembly but it presented a highly doubtful proposition by saying that once the right to protest is denied the protestor must accept this denial or run the risk of contributory negligence to the police oppression. This part of the judgment needs to be extensively discussed and debated upon to find out its flaws and should probably be reconsidered.
Source:Law Times Journal

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Circle Relaxation Committee Meeting on 20.9.2017 in Telangana Circle

Date : 21.9.2017

Circle Relaxation Committee Meeting on 20.9.2017 in Telangana Circle : Recommended & Rejected GDS Compassionate Engagements








SB Order 12/2017 : Department of Posts

Date : 20.9.2017

Revision of Commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) : Ministry of Communications.



Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017 : Finance Ministry Order.

Date : 20.9.2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017 : Finance Ministry Order.

Disbursement of Salary for the month of September , 2017 : Ministry of Finance

Date : 20.9.2017

Disbursement of Salary for the month of September , 2017 : Ministry of Finance

Disbursement of Salary on 26.9.2017 for the month of September , 2017 in West Bengal

Central Government Departments may pay their Salaries on the last working day of the September month in other States.