Monday, 8 December 2014

PIB NEWS ON TASK FORCE on Leveraging Post Office Network..

Task Force on Leveraging the Post Offices Network of the Country
            A Task force on leveraging the post offices network of the country  among others had suggested setting up of three subsidiaries as a part of a holding company under the Postal Department under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for extending services in the fields of banking, insurance and e-commerce.  The Report of the Task Force headed by former Cabinet Secretary Shri T.S.R. Subramanian was submitted to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi today.

            In all five subsidiary companies will be called Strategic Business Units (SBU)..Two other subsidiaries are for distribution of 3rd party products and services like providing e-services for general public for bill collections and providing of application forms, documents and certificates on commercial basis. Another subsidiary is for .delivery of government services like Aadhaar ration cards, Vikas patras, etc. on agency basis. It was also proposed that each SBU will have a separate  independent board to operate commercially as  a  profit  centre. Each one of the SBU over the time may go for public participation through public issue. It was proposed that a new postal law may be enacted to give statutory basis for these operations.

            After receiving the Report, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said that there will be a structured response to the recommendations of the Task Force on priority basis.  He said after  having felt the need to rediscover the potential of the postal department  in the country, he had made a request to the Prime Minister to which Shri Narendra Modi had readily responded by constituting this Task Force. He hoped that the vast connectivity of the Postal Department would be fully exploited to be a part of the e-commerce boom in the country. The Minister said that not a single employee of the postal department will be removed as a part of any reformation of the Department. He also said that there will not be undue increase in the price of the post card and other postal services that are mostly used by the poor.

            Earlier the Chairman of the Task Force Mr. Subramanian said that as banking and financial services  are not available in most of over six  lakh villages of the country, it was felt that a ‘Post Bank of India’ which is professionally organized should contribute for a financial inclusion of the rural poor.  He also hoped that there could be a creation of over five lakh new jobs over next 3-5 years.  He pointed out that State Governments are also keen on the prospects of implementation of the recommendations of this Task Force.

            The Task Force was constituted on 21st August this year  had the following members:-

1.      Shri T.S.R. Subramanian, Retd. Cabinet Secretary       -  Chairman
2.      Shri T.V. Mohandas Pai, Bangalore                             -  Member
3.      Dhri G.N. Bajpai, Mumbai Former Chairman, SEBI   -  Member
4.      Dr. Ravindra H.Dholakia, IIM, Ahmedabad               -   Member
5.      Shri R S. Sharma, Secretary (E&IT),Govt.of India      -   Member
6.      Shri L.C. Goyal, Secretary, Deptt. of Rural                 -   Member
                        Development, Govt. of India
7.      Shri Rakesh Garg, Secy. Deptt. of Telecom,G.O.I      -   Member
8.      Ms. Kavery Banerjee, Secretary, Deptt. of Posts        -    Member
9.      Shri Kamleshwar Prasad,Member (O),Deptt.of  Posts-   Member
10.  Shri Vasumitra, CPMG,Delhi Circle,Deptt.of Posts    -Member Secretary

Directorate Reply to Com.N.S. On PTC Mysore Issues.........




Thursday, 4 December 2014


In a move that would help curb the relentless increase in the Centre’s non-Plan spending and ease the way for infusion of more young blood and professionalism into the country’s largely moribund bureaucracy, the Narendra Modi government is planning to reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 to 58.
The move that comes at a time when the Seventh Pay Commission is mulling another sharp boost to the pay structure of the Centre’s 5-million-strong workforce is also aimed at creating the requisite space for lateral entry of technically qualified professionals into the government, official sources told FE.

The retirement age was last revised in 1998, when the then NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee raised it from 58 to 60 years. The last UPA government had reportedly considered enhancing the retirement age further to 62 just before the general elections, but dropped the move.

The superannuation age was increased from 55 to 58 way back in 1962.

The total wage and salaries bill of the central government, excluding PSUs but including the railways, rose sharply between 2008 and 2010 due to the revised pay scales (along with payment of arrears) implemented as per the Sixth Pay Commission’s proposals.

The wage bill rose from Rs 1.09 lakh crore in 2007-08 to Rs 1.4 lakh crore in 2008-09, and further to Rs 1.7 lakh crore in 2009-10, before the growth moderated to Rs 1.84 lakh crore in 2010-11. The government spent Rs 2.54 lakh crore in wages and salaries in 2013-14. The railways (with 1.4 million employees), defence (civil), home affairs, India Post and revenue account for more than 80% of the total spending of the Centre on pays and allowances.

Thanks to successive pay commissions, the salaries and other emoluments of government employees have, on average, more than doubled in every decade since independence even though lack of sufficient performance incentives is still considered to be a drawback.

A merger of 50% of the dearness allowance with the basic salary, likely to be part of the Seventh Pay Commission’s award, which is to implemented from 2016, is expected to hike the Centre’s wage bill by a third and strain its fiscal situation. In February this year, the government hiked DA to 100%, from 90%, benefiting both its employees and 3 million pensioners.

The Centre’s expenditure on pension stood at Rs 74,076 crore in 2013-14 and the estimate for the current fiscal is Rs 81,983 crore. However, growth in the outgo on pension is expected to moderate due to the National Pension System based on the concept of defined contribution, launched in January 2004. The NPS has been accepted by large sections of central government employees and most state governments have shifted their employees to the new system.

According to Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at CARE Ratings, reducing the retirement age will give the government an opportunity to outsource more jobs, including by bringing in people as temporary consultants, who will then have to be paid only a fixed salary but not pension or provident fund. Their salary component will then show up as administrative costs, rather than as wage bill.

The finance ministry is weighing the pros and cons of the proposal to cut the retirement age. The move, sources said, is also in line with the BJP’s manifesto, which had promised to rationalise and converge ministries, departments and other arms of the government, open up government to draw expertise from industry, academia and society and tap the services of the youth in particular to contribute to governance.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Commencement of Booking of New Holiday Home at Madurai with effect from 1.12.2014

One more new and fresh Holiday Home has been commenced at Madurai for Central Government Employees and Officers. As per the notification issued by the Directorate of Estates, arrangements started for advance booking for 20 suites in the heart of the Temple City Madurai.

Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city and urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, after Chennai and the sixteenth largest urban agglomeration of India.

The booking office is located at Plot No. C.1, Tamil Nagar, Koodal Pudur, Anaiyur (P.O.), Madurai, Pin – 625017 (Tamil Nadu) and the online booking also started from 1st December 2014. Contact numbers for the ‘Madurai Holiday Home Booking Office’ is 0452-2661891 and 2661892.

Accommodation details…
Ist Floor – 102 & 101(VIP AC Suite), 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 103 – 8 Rooms are available

2nd Floor – 201 & 202(VIP AC Suite), 203, 204, 205, 206 – 6 Rooms are available

3rd Floor – 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 – 6 Rooms are available

All other rooms are furnished with Double Bedded AC Room

Total rooms are available 20 including VIP Suites.

(Note; Room No. 102 (VIP) and Room No. 104 & 105 will be under Emergency Quota)

Friday, 28 November 2014


 On behalf of National federation of Postal Employees, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and on behalf of AIPEU Group ‘C’, Com. N. Subramanian, General Secretary, Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary & Com. A. Veeramani, AGS have met the chairman Shri. T. S. R. Subramanian, Task force on Leveraging the Post office Network on 27.11.2014 at Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi.
Condolence Message

We Regret to inform that Father of Sri. T Ramesh Kumar , Postal Assistant , Podanur Post Office expired yesterday night at his residence.

On Behalf of the Members I express our deepest condolences to the family ..

D. Ebenezar Gandhi
Divisional Secretary.

Thursday, 27 November 2014


SHORTAGE  OF  STAFF  பரவலாக இருக்கின்ற காரணத்தினால் 2014 அஞ்சல் நேரடி எழுத்தர் பணி  நியமனம் என்பது (2010 ஆம் ஆண்டின் காலியிடங்களுக்கு 2012இல் வழங்கியது  போல )  PTC  பணிப்  பயிற்சிக்கு செல்வதற்கு முன்னர் பணி  நியமன உத்திரவு  வழங்கிட வேண்டும் என்று இலாக்கா  உத்திரவிடக் கோரி  நம்முடைய பொதுச் செயலரை நாம் வேண்டியிருந்தது உங்களுக்கு நினைவிருக்கும். 

அவரும் இலாக்கா முதல்வருக்கு இது குறித்து கடிதம் எழுதிக் கோரியிருந்தார் என்பதும் அது நமது வலைத்தளத்தில் பிரசுரிக்கப் பட்டிருந்ததும் உங்களுக்கு நினைவிருக்கும். இது குறித்து இலாக்காவில் ஏற்கனவே முடிவெடுக்கப் பட்டிருந்தாலும் அந்த உத்தரவு வெளியிடப் படாமல்  தற்போது, நமது கோரிக்கைக்குப் பின்னர் 14.11.2014 அன்று வெளியிடப்பட்டு அதன் நகல் நம் அகில இந்திய சங்கத்திற்கு வழங்கப் பட்டிருக்கிறது. 

இதன் மூலம்  PRE APPOINTMENT  FORMALITIES (அதாவது  POLICE  VERIFICATION, CERTIFICATE  VERIFICATION ) முடிந்த  SELECTED CANDIDATE களுக்கு  IN-HOUSE TRAINING  அளித்து அவர்களுக்கு பணி  நியமனம் வழங்கலாம் என்று இலாக்கா உத்திரவு இடப்பட்டுள்ளது. எனவே PTC  இல் ஒவ்வொரு SESSION  இலும் எவ்வளவு காலியிடம்  இருக்கிறது, எவ்வளவு பேரை அனுப்பலாம் என்ற கவலை இனி வேண்டியது இல்லை. காலியிடம்  அறிவிக்கப் படும்போது TRAINING  செல்லலாம். அதுவரை நாம் புதிய ஊழியர்களின் சேவையை பெறலாம். OVER  SHORTAGE  உள்ள கோட்டங்களும், RULE  38 இடமாறுதல்  இடப்பட்டு  PENDING  உள்ள ஊழியர்களும்  சற்று நிம்மதி அடையலாம். உத்திரவின்  நகல் கீழே காண்க :-

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

பென்ஷன்தாரர்களுக்கு மெடிக்கல் அலவன்ஸ் ரூபாய் 300 இல் இருந்து 500 ஆக உயருகிறது