AIPAEA CUTTACK

5th Death Anniversary of Premraj Choudhary [RAJA BHAI] , Ex-President and Secretary On 3rd April 2013.

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None of us, is as strong as ALL of us.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

PRESS NOTE (Retirement Age)


Attention of the Government has been drawn to some news items appearing in a section of the press regarding proposal of the Central Government to reduce the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years. 

It is clarified that Government has no proposal to reduce the age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

ଶୀତଳ ସଂଗ୍ରାମ ଆରମ୍ଭ !
Comrades!
ଅମେ ହାରିବା ଜାଣିନୁ I
ଲଢିବା ଜାଣୁ ଏବଂ ଲଢି କରି ଜିତୁ.
ଆମର ଇତିହାସ
History repeats itself.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

AIPAEA LETTER ON NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF STEPPING UP JUDGMENT


(M) G.S. 09912348500                                                                                                   (M): Office: 9868451466

All India Postal Accounts Employees Association

Central Headquarter
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
13-B, New Mahavir Nagar, DAO Flat, New Delhi – 110018

AIPAEA/CHQ/14                                                                                       Dated: 27-11-2014

To,
Sri. Rajnish Kumar,
DDG (PAF),
Department of Posts,
New Delhi.

Sub:- Non-implementation of judgment of Hon’ble Central Administrative
          Tribunal, Principal Bench in O.A. No. 2124/2011 upheld by Hon’ble
          High Court, Delhi by PAOs – Regarding.

Sir,
I am hereunder submitting the details of the cases pending implementation of the judgment of the Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi in the O.A. No. 2124/2011.

Out of 20 Postal Accounts Circles 16 Postal Accounts Offices are having the Senior Accountants eligible for stepping up of their pay as enunciated by the Hon’ble Tribunal.

The PAOs Ambala, Ahmedabad, are having only three cases each and were settled. The PAO Sundernagar is having the cases of four Senior Accountants, who joined the Department as Gr.D/Sorter.

Excluding the above stated three small Circles, in the remaining 13 Postal Accounts Offices only 3 PAOs i.e. Chennai, Jaipur and Trivandrum have made payment to all eligible officials (excluding the Gr. D /Sorter entry grade Senior Accountants). In all other PAOs i.e. 9 PAOs (Information from Delhi unit awaited) the Judgment has not been implemented in respect of many eligible officials. Only partial implementation has taken place.


In spite of the clear-cut clarifications issued by the PA Wing the PAOs are reluctant to make payment on one pretext or the other. The PA Wing vide its Lr. no. 33(3)/10/PA-Admn.I/104-129 dated 9-4-14 reiterated its earlier clarification (Point 1) that the pay of all Sr. Acctts should be stepped up who had entered the Department as LDCs and subsequently promoted as JA/SA should be considered on par with Sr. Acctts who are junior to the former in the SA cadre. This basic clarification has not been followed by the PAOs. Instead they are comparing the pay in the lower cadre i.e. JA cadre ignoring the position in the S.A. cadre. This Association has been requesting to step up the pay of the senior most S.A. with that of the junior in the SA Cadre on account of junior S.A. drawing more pay due to promotion under ACP/MACP. Another reason for non-compliance is the subjective interpretation of “applicant” by the PAOs like Lucknow, Bhopal.

I am herewith furnishing the annexures containing the list of not settled cases submitted to CHQ by the Circle Associations of AIPAEA for your perusal.

I request you to kindly cause necessary favourable action in this regard.

With Regards,


(T.SATYANARAYANA)
General Secretary

Encl:
Annexure – 1 Lucknow
Annexure – 2 Bhopal
Annexure -  3 Cuttack
Annexure – 4 Bengaluru
Annexure -  5 Kapurthala
Annexure -  6 Kolkata
Annexure -  7 Nagpur
Annexure -  8 Hyderabad
Annexure -  9 Patn

ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPAEA): PA WING ISSUED CLARIFICATIONS ON STEPPING UP OF PAY - ATTENTION ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF AIPAEA

ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPAEA): PA WING ISSUED CLARIFICATIONS ON STEPPING UP OF PAY - ATTENTION ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF AIPAEA

Monday, November 3, 2014

Government to replace affidavits with self-attested documents; order soon

The Centre will replace the requirement of furnishing affidavits with self-attested declarations in a major chunk of government-related work and an official order in this regard will be issued soon, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. 

"This thought (to promote self-attestation) was in the process. But it was not been implemented in the full way. No notification has been issued on it. It will be done soon," he told a press conference on works done by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions during the 100 days of the NDA government. 

He said different departments have different sensitivities. However, self-attestation would be pushed to the maximum extent possible, the minister said. 

"There may be a problem when you go to some place and an officer may say he will not receive a self-attested document. He will say there is no such order. So, the order will be issued by us. But, till then all stakeholders including the state governments need to work together for it," said Singh. 

He said self-certification of documents is going to be a great boon for the unemployed youth. "In certain security- related matters, gazetted certification might have to be retained, after a dispassionate look," he said. 

"For the first time in independent India, the practice of documents being attested by gazetted officers will be done away with. We have broadly focused on making governance good and simple in the last three months," Singh said, referring to the work done by the ministry. 

He said the promotion of self-certification in place of notarised affidavits will be a significant step in making life easier for the common man and building trust. "As India goes into the 21st century, everyone would recognise the stakes involved in false attestation," he said.


Source : The Economic Times

Starting NOV1, ATM use over 5 times per month will attract fee of Rs 20

NEW DELHI, 31, Sep 2014 : Using ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs 20 per transaction from Saturday.

As per the Reserve Bank's new guidelines that comes into force from Saturday, bank customers in six metros — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore — are allowed to withdraw money and/or carry out non-financial transactions like mini-statements at ATMs of banks, where they hold saving/current accounts, free of charge only five times a month.

Every transaction beyond this threshold will be charged Rs 20 per use

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Government to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra soon:


The government will soon launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) besides some new saving instrument programmes for the girl child as well for the physically challenged person, a senior finance ministry official said today. 

"We are going to launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) soon again in the form of saving instrument," Rajat Bhargava, Joint Secretary (Budget) in the ministry finance said at an event here. 

"Similarly, the government of India is also going to launch some new saving instrument programmes for girl child as well as for the physically challenged person who has not been covered so far (under the programme)," Bhargava added. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the Budget speech, had said he will re-introduce the KVP, which was a very popular instrument among small savers. 

"I plan to reintroduce the instrument to encourage people, who may have banked and unbanked savings to invest in this instrument," Jaitley had said. 

The KVP was discontinued by the UPA government in 2011 following the Shyamala Gopinath Committee report. It had suggested that KVPs may be discontinued as they are prone to misuse. 

KVP was a popular saving scheme that doubled the money invested in eight years and seven months. The government sold these saving bonds through Post Offices in the country. 

The new government has identified financial inclusion and access to formal financial channels as a priority area and the reintroduction of KVP is seen as furthering this objective.

Source:-The Economic Times

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 27 to November 01, 2014


This year’s theme is ‘Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler’
The Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed this year from October 27, 2014 to November 01, 2014 and this year’s theme is “Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler”. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the apex integrity institution of the country has been thriving to promote transparency, probity and integrity in public life. One of the outreach measures to promote these values in various Central Government offices and public sector undertakings is the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year wherein all the stakeholders are encouraged to fight corruption. The CVC believes that efficiency and objectivity in governance hold the key to eradication of corruption from public life and for this purpose it has to be ensured that transparent and fool proof systems and procedures are put in place which provide for appropriate accountability at every level of hierarchy in public administration.

Leveraging of technology in functioning of the Government and its organisations can address the challenges of corruption to a large extent. The adoption of technology initiatives can mitigate various factors which lead to corruption like lack of transparency, cumbersome procedures and delays in decision making. By re-engineering government processes, limiting discretion and enhancing accountability, departments / organisations can effectively bring about transparency and efficiency in the service delivery system which effects ordinary citizen the most. By using information technology, the process can become faster and to that extent, the scope of corruption can be reduced. The Commission has therefore, been advocating leveraging of technology by organisations to combat corruption.

On the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message observed - “Corruption is a complex problem that needs multi-faceted action. One of them is the use of technology that can help promote, openness and transparency. Use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery systems. It is the collective responsibility of citizens as well as government departments to adopt technology initiatives in combating corruption to maximize benefits”.

The Vice-President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari in his message noted “Eradication of corruption from our society is not only a legal obligation but also a moral duty of every Indian. Towards attainment of this goal, observance of Vigilance Awareness Week plays an important role in promoting integrity through greater efficiency, transparency and accountability in government”.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in his message on the occasion conveyed “It is needless to point out that integrity of public servants and transparency in public offices is utmost necessary in making transparent and efficient administration free of corruption. I appreciate the CVC’s outreach initiatives and endeavours to combat corruption with optimum use of technology. I call all government employees for making Vigilance Awareness Week a success and congratulate CVC on this occasion”.

Vigilance Awareness Week commenced in the CVC and all Ministries / Departments of the Central Govt., public sector undertakings, public sector banks, insurance companies, autonomous bodies and local authorities across the country today with a pledge by officers and employees at 1100 hrs. All officers and employees of the Government affirmed that they shall continuously strive to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of activities, work unstintingly for eradication of corruption, remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organisation, and do their duty conscientiously and act without fear or favour.

Ministries / Departments / PSUs / Banks / and other Organisations would be conducting various outreach activities involving all stake holders during the week through seminars, workshops and lectures by prominent persons. In the schools and colleges across the country, debates, lectures, quiz competitions and such other activities for creation of awareness on corruption as well as anti-corruption measures to fight corruption are being organised during the week.

Source:-PIB

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SWACHH BHARAT -- WE DEMAND


***  DISCONNECT THE "USE AND THROW " CULTURE***

*** USE BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALS INSTEAD OF THE MATERIALS THAT AFFECT BIOLOGICAL LIFE ON LAND AND IN WATER ***

-----------------------------------  WE DEMAND CLEAN INDIA -----------------------------------------
                                                   WAKE UP COMRADES !!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Google launches new email service dubbed ‘Inbox’

 Google launches new email service dubbed ‘Inbox’: Google Inc launched an email service called 'Inbox' on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as a...

: Government to commemorate Sardar Patel’s birthday ...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HOSPITALITY

  •     AIPAEA Cuttack unit extends heartfelt thanks to BENGALURU UNIT for  nicely conducting  21st Biennial Conference.  The Cuttack unit is overwhelmed by the hospitality shown by the host unit and in fact, it is such a conference that outpaced the previous editions.


Congratulations!!!! 

21st BIENNIAL ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPAEA AT BENGALURU



















Thursday, August 28, 2014

Com M Kkrishnan, Secretary General, NFPE Retires on 31-8-2014

RED SALUTE!!!  Com. M Krishnan Zindabad...


MAY LORD
  GANESH  HELP US REMOVE THEIGNORANCE!

OBITUARY

 Father of Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE and General Secretary AIRM&MMS EU Group-C expired on 27th August, 2014 at 10 P.M. He was above 90 years. 

AIPAEA, CUTTACK, ODISHA  conveys its heartfelt condolences to Com. Giriraj Singh and his bereaved family.

PMO- CGE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest attempt to directly connect with all the lower division clerks, assistants and section officers in the Union ministries and constables in Delhi Police and Central paramilitary forces has taken them by surprise. These officers play a crucial role as they form the lowest organisational unit in any ministry or government department which moves files while constable level personnel are at the frontlines of maintaining law and order. Since corruption is rampant at this level, there is also apprehension that their activities may be monitored personally by the PMO, which is keeping a keen eye on all government activity.

According to sources, babus in Central ministries received a communication from the PMO last week seeking their personal details. An official who has spent almost 30 years in a government department said it was for the first time the PMO sought the numbers and email IDs of assistants and clerks, entrusted with the most important job of noting and drafting the cases, brief for ministers, schemes and programmes of the government.

maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality

Subject: Instructions regarding maintenance of cleanliness, punctuality in the offices of the Income Tax Department -reg

Cabinet Secretary in his recent directives to Revenue Secretary has emphasised that 'cleanliness of work areas and improvement in the over-all ambience of office buildings as also punctuality on the part of the officials should be reviewed on sustained basis so that there is a visible improvement and that there are no
report of slippages in this regard,'

The importance of clean and tidy office which gives an air of efficiency and observance of punctuality which is essential for maintenance of office decorum and discipline needs hardly be emphasised. 

Dopt Orders on declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year

Posted: 26 Aug 2014 10:51 PM PDT
Dopt Orders on declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year

F.No.11013/3/2014-Estt.(A)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 25 , 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Circular of even no. dated 23.07.2014 the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries! Departments to bring the provisions of the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, to the notice of all concerned for compliance. It is again requested that necessary directions may be issued in this regard urgently so that the declarations/information/returns from every public servant are received on or before the 15th day of September 2014 as stipulated in the said Rules. It is reiterated that the definition of public servant covers all Group A, B and C employees,

2. In this regard it is also clarified that the public servants who either failed or were not required to file the annual declarations as per the applicable rules [eg. Group C’ Government servants covered under CCS(Conduct) rules, 1964] are also required to file the stipulated declaration/ information/return within time,

3. Hindi version will follow. ,

sd/-
(J. A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Economy in use of paper.

Economy in use of paper in Central Government Offices – Finmin Orders on 22.8.2014

Written By Admin on August 23, 2014 | Saturday, August 23, 2014

No.25(6)/E.Coord-2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
22nd August. 2014
Office Memorandum

Subject :- Economy in use of paper.


Ministry of Finance has been issuing instructions from time to time on expenditure management, fiscal discipline and on the need for economy and rationalization of Government expenditure. Government is one of the major consumers of paper. Injudicious use of paper not only leads to in-fructuous expenditure but also impacts the environment as trees are the major source of paper pulp production. Instructions on judicious use of paper have been issued by this Department in the past and similar instructions are also contained in the Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) published by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. With a view to further stress the importance of economy In use of paper in Government offices, following instructions are issued for strict compliance by all concerned : -

(i) Notes should be typed/written on both sides of the paper/note sheet

(ii) Typing should be done in single space;

(iii) Policy instructions/guidelines issued through Orders, OMs, etc. may be uploaded on the official website of the Ministry/Department/Organization. Number of hard copies of such communications may be limited to the required minimum:

(iv) Office copies should not be typed again where the draft itself is legible and does not contain many corrections.

(v) Forms, proformas, returns etc., if any, stipulated by Ministries/ Departments/Organizations in connection the organizational mandate may be reviewed in relation to their size and format and should be recast and simplified/shortened in keeping with the recent directives from Cabinet Secretariat. Manual submission of forms, returns, etc,, wherever stipulated, either under statutory obligations or otherwise, should be discouraged, Switching over (oc-forms, online submission of forms/returns, etc., may be encouraged.

2. All the Ministries/Departments, attached, subordinate offices and autonomous or statutory bodies funded by GOI may comply with the above directives. Suitable instructions on above lines may be issued by line Ministries/Departments of GOl in r/o organizations/entities or field establishments under their administrative control,

3. This has the approval of Secretary(Expenditure).

sd/-
(Sudha Krishnan)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/emre/Economy_in_use_of_paper22082014.pdf]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCES

While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child.

The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month.

These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014.

The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognised institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

1000 Rupee Coin

Prime Minister connects the lowest rung of central government employees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest attempt to directly connect with all the lower division clerks, assistants and section officers in the Union ministries and constables in Delhi Police and Central paramilitary forces has taken them by surprise. These officers play a crucial role as they form the lowest organisational unit in any ministry or government department which moves files while constable level personnel are at the frontlines of maintaining law and order. Since corruption is rampant at this level, there is also apprehension that their activities may be monitored personally by the PMO, which is keeping a keen eye on all government activity.

According to sources, babus in Central ministries received a communication from the PMO last week seeking their personal details. An official who has spent almost 30 years in a government department said it was for the first time the PMO sought the numbers and email IDs of assistants and clerks, entrusted with the most important job of noting and drafting the cases, brief for ministers, schemes and programmes of the government.

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REPLY FROM CHQ


satyanarayana tandra

Aug 16 (1 day ago)
to Rudranime
Com. 
The stand of the Association is very clear that all the senior Senior Accountants should get the step up with that of their juniors who got higher pay on account of ACP. Court also expressed its opinion on the CP filed by us. We will tackle all the issues. It may take time. Your observation that " I should have ...." express your concern and anxiety on the manner of implementation. You will be wondering to know in some PAOs the date of implementation is taken as 2011 only. Some PAOs not at all started the process. As a result of strenuous interventions by CHQ now all the PAOs started the process. All the irritants will be sorted out. I am awaiting the reply to my representation from the Department of Posts. Let them first start the implementation and if they fail to make proper interpretation and omit the eligible persons, CHQ will follow it up and see that all will get the benefit.
Regards
TSN 

Regards,
TSN.


On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Rudrani Prasad Mohapatra <prasadrudrani@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Comrade, Namaskar.
I request you kindly to refer my earlier mail on 03.07.2014 & your return mail.  Before I forget I must render my sincere thanks for prompt reply. I am repeating my points.  In  para 3 of the judgement, it has been mentioned that AIPAEA putforth before the court that whether a direct recruit JA or promotee, all are being placed in a single gradation list.  Then my question is if stepping up case of seniors against direct recruit JA only is taken up by various sunits, then what was the use of the AIPAEA praying before the court as far as gradation list of promotees is concerned.  By arguing with our officer by virtue of para 3 of the judgement, we were in the verge of getting the benefits.  But due to some back biting of some seniors & officers, our office conta;cted your unit i.e. Hyderabad.  The officers at Hyderabad said, they are considering the cases agaist direct recruit JA only.  My opinion is being the Secy. Genl. of the association you should have impress upon your officers at Hydeabad to consider the cases of seniors against the promotee JAs.  Yesterday ouor office has intimated the Dte. regarding finalisation of 19 cases & for the rest, clarification has been sought for from the Dte.
Awaiting a reply as in previous case:
Comradely yours,
Rudrani Prasad Mohapatra.
Asst. Circle Secy.
Cuttack.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lokpal Act notified – Central Government Employees to declare assets of self, spouse and children



The central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.

It has issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields to give details on cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to a person or any entity, among others.

The employees need to declare motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts or ships, gold and silverjewellery and bullion possessed by them, their spouses and dependent children, according to the form.
They need to give detail of their immovable properties and statement of debts and other liabilities on first appointment or as on March 31 of every financial year.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees, including IAS, IFS and IPS, among others.
The rules, Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014– were notified by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) last week.
As per the rules, notified under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns of his assets and liabilities as on March 31 every year on or before July 31 of that year.

These declarations are in addition to such returns being filed by the government employees under various services rules.

However, the competent authority may exempt a public servant from filing the information in respect of any asset if its value does not exceed his or her four months basic pay or Rs two lakh, whichever is higher, the rules said.

Monday, June 30, 2014

a stupid economics of Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The main area that needs immediate attention of Mr  Finance Minister is that impending burden of the VII pay Commission I had  seen world bank  report a few years ago comparing emoluments  of government servants with per captia income which was highest among countries.  The earnings of government employees were about one two times  the per captia incomes  in most countries.  This would have increased in India  to about six to seven times after the implementation  of the Sixth pay commission.  Now the VIIth Pay Commission is in the process of recommending yet another increase in their salaries.  The economy of the country  today is of the Govt Servant, for the Govt Servant and for the Govt Sevants.  Mr Finance Minister must change it.  The terms of reference  of the seventh commission m must be restricted to  improvement of efficiency and reduction in numbers.  There should be no recommendation regarding increase in salaries.” Extracted from the article of Dr Jhunjhunwala in Orissa Post 30th June 2014

Your sharp reactions and comments are solicited.