Friday, 16 May 2014

Amalapuram Head Post Office (AP) rolled out to CBS


While addressing in the meeting Smt. Sharda Sampath, Postmaster General told that nearly 30 thousand account with a balance of Rs.78 crores has been migrated to the CBS in Amalapuram HO.

Amalapuram Head Post Office is in 4th place in starting of CBS Operations in Andhra Pradesh Circle. She further stated that the CBS will provide (i) Anytime anywhere banking (on line mediums / SMS) (ii) Standardised, simple and automated processes (iii) Increase in quality of the service provided to the customers (iv) Timely and accurate information for management decision making and (v) To increase the number of customers (vi) To provide multiple delivery channels like Internet, mobile banking, ATMs thereby bringing access to financial services to the door steps of the customers (vii) To enable faster money fund transfers to reach-out to more customers.

The meeting was presiding over by Shri P.V. Suryaprakasa Rao, Superintendent of Post Offices, Amalapuram Division, Amalauram. Superintendent of Post Offices, Kakinada and Rajahmundry Shri Md. Azmatulla and Shri S.M.S.S.V. Prasad, Amalapuram ASPOs Shri KVSL Narasimha Rao, IP, Amalapuram. Shri N. Anil Kumar, IP (Tech) Shri A. Narayana, NISG Advisor Shri Suresh Kumar, Amalapuram Head Postmaster Shri Ch.R.K. Murthy, CBS OA, Shri S.G.K. Acharyulu, System Administrators of Amalapuram HO and Divisional Office, Amalapuram S/Shri Ch. Trimurthulu and S.S. Sastry, DPM (SB), Amalapuram HO Shri K.D. V.S.V. Bhadra Rao, other Postal Staff and customers have attended.

Schedule of PA/SA Examination 2014

1. Jammu & Kashmir - 18-05-2014 - From 10.00 AM to 12.00 NOON

2. Punjab - 18-05-2014 - From 10.00 AM to 12.00 NOON

3. Andhra Pradesh - 25-05-2014 - From 02.00 PM to 04.00 PM

4. West Bengal - 25-05-2014 - From 02.00 PM to 04.00PM

Candidates may download their hall permits from

Friday, 9 May 2014

Sad Demise

Mr A. D. Patel, DPS, South Bengal Region is expired last night due to severe heart attack. He belongs to IP/ASP cadre and recently promoted to JAG cadre vide Directorate memo No. 2-8/2013-SPG dated 7/11/2013

This association conveys its heartfelt condolences. May god rest his soul in peace and give his family courage to bear the loss

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

GS invited committee members to finalize memorandum to be submitted to 7CPC

In the 38th All India Conference held at Ahmedabad on 7th and 8th February 2014, a committee of the following members / office bearers was formed for preparation of draft memorandum to be submitted to 7CPC.
1. General Secretary - Ex-Office Chairman
2. Shri T.M. Krishnammurty - VP & Member
3. Shri Balbir Singh Kaushal - CS Punjab & Member
4. Shri Manjunath Hubballi - CS Karnataka & Member
5. Shri P. Ajit Kumar - AGS-I & Member
6. Shri Roop Chand - Ex-GS & Member
7. Shri Pitabasa Jena - CS Odisha & Member
8. Shri Arup Seal - CS WB & Member

As assured, GS has prepared rough draft memorandum with the help of records available with him and at CHQ. The draft memorandum prepared by GS will be put up before the above committee members for its finalization in the meeting to be held at Mumbai on 7th and 8th June 2014. If needed the help of retired officers will also be taken and thereafter final draft will be exhibited on Associations blog.

All above committee members are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting and should reach Mumbai on 6th June 2014 evening itself. Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle & CHQ Treasurer will be a special invitees.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Transfer & Posting under South Bengal Region

Order of the competent authority regarding Adhoch promotion /transfer/posting of the following officer under South Bengal  Region are issued to have immediate effect vide RO , SB Region  letter No : PMG(SB)/SFA/G.O/Arrgt/11-13/Ch-II dated 01.05.14

Sl No
Name of the Officer
Present Posting
Posted on transfer /promotion in PS Gr B Cadre
Sri Goutam Ghosh
ASP(HQ) , Contai Dn
ADPS-II , RO , South Bengal Region
Vice Sri S.Das , ADPS-II , RO , SB Regn who is undergoing training at Ghaziabad will report to RO , SB Region for further posting order.

CS writes to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w holding of meeting for cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Cadre Restructure/2014 dated : 30/4/2014.

Ms P. Gopinath,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

Respected Madam,

It is to bring to your kind notice that second cadre review case of Inspectors and ASPs is pending since long in the files of Directorate. The recommendation of second cadre review committee that gave its report in the year 1990 has not been executed till now. Today DOP is the only organization where career progression scheme for Inspector Posts stand relegated to back seat.

Whereas department has taken care of the interest of all other cadres but the worst part of it is that the entire exercise was separately done for other cadres except IP/ASP, thus taking away the basic thrust for simultaneous career planning for all. Recently cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ cadre has been finalised by Department on 28thApril 2014 under the chairmanship of Shri V. P. Singh, DDG (P).

IP/ASP Association many-a-times brought to the notice of the Department about the stagnation being faced in the cadre of IPs/ASPs and the long span of service running up to 24 to 25 years which IP/ASP have to put in, before getting promotion to PS Gr. B cadre. However, it was assured by the officers that this will be looked into at the time of cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

Association therefore request your kind honour to kindly call immediate meetings with the members of this Association for the discussion of cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre and finalisation thereof as has been done for other cadres.

An early action is requested.

Yours Sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

LTC - Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?


Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?

For a number of years, Central Government employees have been enjoying the benefits of Leave Travel Concession (LTC). When a Central Government employee is employed at a place that is not his home town, then, once every two years or twice every four years, he/she is eligible to reimburse the travel expenses incurred for travelling to and back, along with the entire family.

A BLOCK YEAR consists of four years. The current block year runs from 2010 to 2013. This is divided into two – 2010-11 and 2012-13, and concession to travel to the home town is offered twice. Instead of two trips to home town, the employee is eligible to convert one of them as ALL INDIA LTC concession. Those who haven’t availed of the concession of the 2012-13 year block can utilize it in 2014.

Depending on their designation, the employees are eligible to utilize air, ship, rail and road transportation facilities, along with the travel class.

In the year 2010, in order to develop Jammu & Kashmir and North-East Region, it was announced that Central Government employees are eligible to travel to these regions via air from Delhi and Kolkata respectively. It was also announced that the travel expenses could be claimed in advance. Following this announcement, Central Government employees have started travelling via air, along with their families. From the HEADQUARTERS, where they are employed, they have to travel to New Delhi or Kolkata by train and go to Shri Nagar or Gauhati by airplane.

This concession is given in two categories, on the basis of grade pay. Those with GP higher than Rs. 4200 and above are eligible to travel from the airport nearest to their work headquarters. Those with GP lesser than Rs. 4200 will have to travel to Delhi or Kolkata by train and continue only the rest of the journey by airplane.

These concessions were initially announced for only two years and then extended to 2013. Each BLOCK YEAR can be carried forward to one year, i.e., those who haven’t utilized the facility in 2012-13 BLOCK YEAR can avail of it until December 2014.

This wonderful opportunity will draw to a close very soon. The Government has issued permission to travel by air to the NORTH-EAST REGION until 30.04.2014 and to JAMMU & KASHMIR until 17.06.2014.

Question is – Will this concession be extended for the next two years?

Allowances and Special Facilities to Civilian Employees of the Central Government serving in the States of the North Eastern Region (including Sikkim) and in the Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshdweep group of Islands- Extension of the benefits related to Retention of Telephone Facility at the Last Station of Posting to Civilian Employees posted in Ladakh region of the State of Jammu & Kashmir

To view the memo issued by MoF, Department of Expenditure, please CLICK HERE.

Clarification on 'Headquarter and Home Town are same station' for the purpose of LTC - CGDA

Clarification on 'Headquarter and Home Town are same station' for the purpose of LTC - CGDA

Clarification on definition of Home Town LTC - The below order said that the areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as ‘same station’ for the purposes of LTC Rules...


Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)
10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700001

No. Pay/Tech-I/LTC/2014/04
Dated: 25.04.2014
All Controllers of Finance and Accounts (Fys)

Sub : Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC

In continuation to CGDA, Delhi Cantt. letter No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC dated 28- 05-2013 circulated under this office Circular No. 063/AN/VIII/LTC/XIV dated 28-06-2013 on the above subject, HQrs. Office has further clarified vide No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTCNol-II dated 04-03-2014 (copy enclosed) that areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as ‘same station’ for the purposes of LTC Rules.

The same may please be circulated to all Branch Accounts Offices under your jurisdiction for information, guidance and necessary action.

Asstt.Controller of Accounts(Fys)

Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Vol-II
Dated : 04/03/2014

The P C of A(Fys)
10 A, S.K.Bose Road,

Subject: Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC.

Reference: Your Office letter No. Pay/Tech-I/LTC dated 25.11.2013.

The matter has been examined in the light of extant rules on the above subject and the facts brought out under your letter cited above.

2. In this regard, attention is invited to GoI, M.F. O.M. No. 21011/13/89- E.II(B), dated 20.12.89 also reproduced under Rule 5 of FRSR Part IV DA , DR and HRA Rules which clearly stipulates that – “the phrase ‘same station’ includes all places which are treated contiguous to the qualified city/town in terms of paras 3(b)(ii) and Para 3(b)(iii) and those places which are included in the Urban Agglomeration of a qualified city”.

3. In terms of the above OM, areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as’same station”for the purposes of LTC Rules. Hence, practice being followed by your office is in consonance to the rules.

(Upendra Kumar)

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