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12. Entitlement.- (1) For travel under the Scheme of Leave Travel Concession
the entitlement shall be as under –
(A) Journey by Air/Rail:
Pay Range Entitlement

Rs.18,400 and above. Air Economy (Y) Class by National Carriers or AC First
Class by train, at their option.

Rs.16,400 and above, but less than AC First Class.


Rs.Rs.8,000 and above, but less than Second AC-2 tier Sleeper.

Rs.4,100 and above, but less than Rs.8,000. First Class/AC 3-tier Sleeper/AC Chair Car.*

Below Rs.4,100. Second Sleeper.

*All Govt. servants who are entitled to travel on LTC by First Class/AC 3-tier
Sleeper/AC Chair Car may, at their discretion, travel by AC 2-tier Sleeper in cases
where any of the trains connecting the originating and destination stations concerned
by the direct shortest route do not provide these three classes of accommodation.
Travel by Rajdhani Express Trains:
Pay Range Entitlement

Rs. 16,400 and above. AC First Class.

Rs.8,000 and above, but less than Rs.16,400. Second AC 2-tier Sleeper.
Rs.4,100 and above, but less than Rs.8,000.
Chair Car/AC 3-tier Sleeper.

Travel by Shatabdi Express Trains:

Pay Range Entitlement

Rs. 16,400 and above. Executive Class.

Rs.4,100 and above, but less than Rs.16,400. AC Chair Car.

Note.- Entitlement by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Trains would be applicable in cases where

journey is actually undertaken by these trains and not for determining entitlement on
notional basis. Both ends of the journey, i.e., place of start of the journey and the
destination should be directly connected by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express.
(B) Journey by Sea or by River Steamer:

Pay Range Entitlement

Rs.8,000 and above. Highest Class.

Rs.6,500 and above, but less than If there are two classes only on the steamer, the lower
Rs.8,000 class.

Rs.4,100 and above, but less than If there are three classes, the middle or the second class. If
Rs.6,500. there are four classes, the third class

Below Rs.4,100. The lowest class.

Accommodation entitlements for travel between the mainland and the Andaman &
Nicobar Group of Islands and the Lakshadweep Group of Islands by ships operated by
the Shipping Corporation of India Limited will be as follows:-
Pay Range Entitlement

Rs.8,000 and above. Deluxe Class.

Rs.6,500 and above, but less than Rs.8,000 First/`A’ Cabin Class.

Rs.4,100 and above, but less than Rs.6,500. Second/`B’ Cabin Class.

Below Rs.4,100. Bunk class.

(C) Journey by Road:

Pay Range Entitlement

(i) Rs. 18,400 and Actual fare by any type of public bus, including air-conditioned
above. Bus: OR
At prescribed rates for AC Taxi/Taxi (AC Taxi when the journey is actually
performed by AC Taxi) for journey to the places not connected by rail, subject
to condition that the claim shall be restricted to the bus fare by entitled class or
the fare actually paid, whichever is less.

( ii ) Rs.8,000 and Same as at ( i ) above with the exception that journeys by AC Taxi will not be
above but less than permissible.

(iii) Rs.6,500 and Same as at (ii ) above with the exception that journeys by AC Bus will not be
above, but less than permissible.

(iv) Rs.4,100 and Actual fare by any type of public bus other than air-conditioned Bus:
above, but less than OR
At prescribed rates for Auto rickshaw for journey to places not connected by
rail, subject to condition that the claim shall be restricted to the bus fare by
entitled class or the fare actually paid, whichever is less.

(v) Below Rs.4,100. As at (iv) above with the condition that the claim shall be restricted to the bus
fare by ordinary bus.

NOTE.- In all cases of travel by AC Taxi, Taxi or Autorickshaw production of fare

receipt will be necessary.
NOTE.- In all cases of travel by AC Taxi, Taxi or Autorickshaw production of fare
receipt will be necessary.

(2) Journey by road.-

(i) Where a public transport system as aforesaid does not exist, the assistance will be
regulated as in case of journeys undertaken on transfer.
(ii) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule ( 1 ) or Clauses ( i ) and (ii ) of
sub-rule (2), where a Govt. servant travelling by road takes a seat or seats in a bus,
van or other vehicle operated by Tourism Development Corporations in the Public
Sector, State Transport Corporations and Transport services run by other Government
or local bodies to visit any place in India, the reimbursement shall be either the actual
hire charges or the amount reimbursable on the journey to the declared place of visit
had the journey been undertaken by entitled class by rail by the shortest direct route,
whichever is less. Reimbursement shall not be admissible for journey by a private car
(owned, borrowed or hired), or a bus, van or other vehicle owned by private
(3) By Air.- The Govt. servant may travel by air between places not connected by rail,
where an alternative means of travel is either not available or is more expensive.
(4) In regard to places in territory of India connected by shipping services, the
entitlement of a Govt. servant to travel by ship will be regulated as in the case of
journeys by ship undertaken on transfer.
(5) Travel between places not connected by any other means of transport.- For travel
between places not connected by any other means of transport, a Govt. servant can
avail of animal transport like pony, elephant, camel, etc. In such cases mileage
allowance will be admissible at the same rate as for journeys on transfer.
EXPLANATION.- For the purpose of this Rule, "Pay" shall mean pay as defined in FR 9
(21) (a) (I). [Now Basic pay + NPA+SI-vide GID (1) below SR 17 and OM, dated
Govt. of India’s Decision


Department of Personnel and Training Memo No F.
No 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated 28.10.2009
The undersigned is directed to refer to this
Department's O.M. No. 3101114/2008- Estt.(A) dated
23.9.2008 in which it was stipulated that LTC facility
shall be admissible only in respect of journeys
performed in vehicles operated by the Government or
any corporation in the public sector run by the Central

or State Government or a local body.

2. Instances have come to notice where Government
servants on account of physical handicap/disability of
self or dependant family members are unable to
perform the LTC journey by the authorized modes of
transport and are compelled to undertake the journey
by own car or private taxi. Representations are being
received to allow reimbursement in such cases. Matter
has been examined in consultation wid). the Ministry
of Finance, Department of Expenditure and it has been
decided in relaxation of LTC Rules to authorize the
Head of Department to allow use of own/hired taxi for
LTC journey on account of disability of the
Government servant or dependent family member
after obtaining following papers/conditions to avoid
misuse of such relaxation:-
(i) Medical Certificate from competent authority.
(ii) Undertaking from Government servant that
journey in authorized mode IS not feasible and he
actually travelled by own car/hired taxi.
(iii) such claim should not be more than journey
performed by the entitled class by rail/air by the
shortest route.
Click here to see the Memo dated 28.10.2009
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Breaking News:

Justifications not part of info under RTI: HC

Gauree Malkarnekar, TNN 9 July 2009, 05:50am IST

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PANAJI: An order of the high court of Bombay at Goa, stating that the definition for information
under the Right to Information Act cannot include

answers to the question "why",

which would be the same thing
as asking the reason for a justification, has been circulated to Central ministries and


Bringing relief to public information authorities, the high court of Bombay at Goa held: "The
public information authorities cannot expect to communicate to citizens the reason why a
certain thing was done or not done in the sense of justification because the citizen makes a
requisition about information. Justifications are matter within the domain of adjudicating
authorities and cannot properly be classified as information."

The judgment was circulated by office memorandum dated June 1, 2009 to all ministries,
departments and state information commissions of the government of India by the Centre's
department of personnel and training. The judgment has also been circulated in the Rajya
Sabha, the Lok Sabha, and offices of the President and Prime Minister.

The judgment, dated April 3, 2008, came in favour of Goa's director of education Celsa Pinto,
who had challenged an order dated July 27, 2007 passed by the Goa Information Commission
holding her responsible for furnishing "incorrect, incomplete or misleading information".

Education department's legal officer Avinash Nasnodkar said that the judgment appears to
have brought relief to several government officials across the country. "Several copies of the
judgment were picked up from us by all government offices in Goa and the judgment has now
been circulated all over the country by the central government. At times officials are harassed
using the RTI act for wrong purposes. They are expected to have an answer to anything and
everything. At least now they will not be challenged or penalised for not justifying things they
have no control over."

The judgment states that section 2 (f) of the RTI Act defines information to mean "any material
in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advises, press releases,
circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in
any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a
public authority under any other law for the time being in force."

The case pertained to information sought by Milan Natekar, a government servant, seeking to
know from the education director, in this case also the public information officer, "why the
librarian from the engineering college was not considered for promotion for the post of curator
in the Central library when it had fallen vacant due to retirement" of the person holding the

Initially, the director had replied "N.A." to all questions posed by Natekar, and when the latter
sought clarifications, the director replied that the abbreviation stood for "not available". To the
question as to why the post of librarian was not filled up, the director stated: "I don't know".
Natekar then approached the Goa Information Commission (GIC).

Ruling in the matter, the GIC held that the education director was guilty of furnishing

incomplete, misleading and false information and imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 which was
"liable to be deducted from her salary from the month of August 2007".

Nasnodkar and advocate J A Lobo challenged the commission's order in the high court. Lobo
argued that GIC wrongly held that the director provided incomplete and misleading

The court held that, "it is not possible to comprehend how the commission has come to this
conclusion" and that it saw nothing wrong in the director's reply that she does not know the
information because "PIO cannot manufacture the information".

The court also held that "it is not possible to accept the reasoning of the commission. There is
no substance in the observation that merely because the director said not available' and later
on corrected her statement and said that she does not know and the petitioner provided
incomplete and incorrect information.

"In this view of the matter, the order of the commission appears to suffer from a serious error
of law apparent on record and results in the miscarriage of justice," the court held.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The India Post being a largest network providing various services for the people in the country. We have
remittance facilities by various modes viz Money Order, eMoney Order and iMO (instant Money Order) within
our country. For remittance from foreign countries we have Western Union Money Transfer and IFS. Now with
tie-up with Eurogiro, Our Department proposed launch the service from 24.10.2009 for remittance from/to
foreign countries.
Newsitem published in the Eurogiro is reproduced below for information:-

India Post joins the Eurogiro community

Please welcome India Post as a member in the Eurogiro community, and an expansion of the Eurogiro payment
gateway into the country of India.
India Post plans to launch its remittance service via the Eurogiro network in October 2009. Across its vast
network of post office branches, the Post will provide its customers with cash and account transfers for both
incoming and outgoing payments.
Indians working abroad will now be able to send payments for either cash pickup at a postal branch, or request to
send cash directly to their relatives at their doorstep. India Post will provide account-to-account international
payments like the banks in India, and they also plan to provide an outbound payment service with Eurogiro
members for cash receipt.
India Post is a 100% government-owned postal and financial institution, established over 150 years ago to
promote postal services and small savings development in India. The strength of India Post lies in its vast
network and the end-to-end rural reach it provides in retail and cash management.
The Post has a vast network of 155,035 post offices (as on 31st March 2008), and is the largest postal
organisation in the world. As a result it has become a popular mechanism for last mile delivery of both private
commercial and governmental services.
India Post as a retail outlet has been increasing in popularity. The rapidly changing Indian economic scenario -
liberalization, globalization, and a widespread technological revolution –has given rise to the need for efficient
delivery of a variety of services. The Post provides not only universal postal services, but it also serves as a
useful channel for other socially significant schemes like small savings, payment of Pension, Postal Life
Insurance, especially for rural India.
The Post Office Savings Bank is the oldest and largest banking institution in India. It has over 200 million
savings accounts and provides deposit facilities at over 154,000 branches spread out throughout India. In addition
to its current deposit based activities, it also distributes a number of investment options including mutual funds,
pension funds and non-life insurance.
The country of India is the largest receiver of international remittances. The World Bank estimates that US $45
billion of remittances were received by India in 2008, compared to $27 billion in 2007. In its annual report of
2008-09, the RBI said the global economic downturn had not dampened the flow of remittances to India, owing
to many factors such as depreciation of the rupee, hike in interest rate ceilings on NRI deposits and uncertainties
in oil prices.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009



People living in rural parts of the country will soon be able to avail insurance cover without being subject to
mandatory health check-ups as is the norm for life insurance policies.
The department of posts is set to launch a major micro life insurance policy which will no more require the
insurees to disclose their present health condition or diseases at the time of buying the policy, a move aimed at
expanding the coverage in rural India.
The proposed insurance scheme, which can be availed by economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society and
particularly women, will provide a risk cover up to Rs 25,000, said an official in the ministry of communication
and information technology. The aim is to cover around one-tenth of Indians and become one of the potent
players in the Indian insurance sector by easing out the procedural formalities that precedes purchase of any life
insurance scheme.
While the new scheme has been made customer friendly, the postal department will put in place system and
process to address the issue of fake claims. To ensure that relaxation over disclosing the insuree’s health
condition does not lead to wrong claims, the claimant has to file a death certificate issued by a government doctor
on the deceased’s cause of death, the official said. If the medical report says that the insuree was suffering from
any ailment that existed prior to the purchase of the insurance policy, the postal department has an option not to
honour the insurance claim. The policy premium will vary according to the age of the insuree and the duration of
the policy.
India Post expects to cover around 100 million Indians by the end of 2011 under the scheme, this policy is
assumed to play a major role in attaining this objective. The move is a part of the initiative taken by India post to
put a major thrust on its insurance services and have a strong presence in the insurance sector specially in rural
areas,” the official added.
Eight million lives and a sum of Rs 40,000 crore have been insured, since the launch of rural postal life insurance
scheme launched in 1995, under various policies offered by India Post under the rural postal life insurance. The
department also plans to align its investment norms for life insurance policies to pump in part of its daily
collections in revenue-generating instruments including stocks, a move which is likely to start from October 1,

With a huge presence in the country with around 1.55 lakh post offices, the postal department is slowly
developing itself as a centre for distributing diversified services like National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (NREGS), life insurance and financial solutions to its customers apart from its mail delivery system
Source : Economic Times

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Department of Post Selected Accenture to Design

and Develop New Information Technology
Architecture and System

The Department of Post (DoP) has awarded a 45-month information technology (IT) modernization contract to
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to design a new enterprise IT architecture and migrate the DoP to a more efficient,
reliable and user-friendly IT system.
Accenture also will advise DoP on the development of a wide-area network environment that helps connect all
post offices on which various online services can run, and will study the feasibility of implementing an enterprise
solution for the department’s core banking and advanced financial services.
“The technology enablers will help DoP transform itself by increasing operational performance and achieving
efficiencies through “last mile” connectivity,” said Krishna G.V. Giri, who leads Accenture's Management
Consulting practice within its Health & Public Service operating group in the Asia Pacific region. “Armed with
greater speed, efficiency, and flexibility at DoP, the government will be much better positioned to share various
social schemes, such as the Mahatma National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, with even the most remote
Accenture’s work began in September with a business process re-engineering (BPR) exercise across key
departments and core operations, such as mail operations, banking and advanced financial systems. Following the
BPR exercise, Accenture will help select and monitor a vendor to enable the DoP to consolidate its technology
infrastructure and applications.
The project is designed to help the DoP drive greater revenue and regain market share in different services and
products, including bill payment, e-posts, life insurance, money transfer and banking.
According to Giri, DoP expects that the technology upgrade also will benefit citizens via speedier and more
efficient banking and insurance services, track and trace abilities, and retail services. In addition, DoP will be
able to compete effectively against local and international courier companies and increase revenue in the mail
and logistics business.
About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining
unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become
high-performance businesses and governments. With approximately 177,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.
Its home page is

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Department has introduced facility to track the eMO and Speed Post Articles through SMS from 1.10.2009. The
message format is given below for information:-

EMO space eMOPNR_No or MO space eMOPNR_No to 55352
For Speed Post Artcle
SP space SpeedPostArticleNo or EMOS space SpeedPostArticleNo to 55352
For other details visit

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Saturday, October 10, 2009


Directorate has issued orders for implementation of GDS Committee vide Memo No 6-1/2009-PE-III dated
9.10.2009 the memo is available in
1.Fixation of TRCA in the revised TRCA
Basic TRCA as on 1.1.2006 + 5% increase as on 1.4.2004 multiplied by a factor of 1.74 and then adding 40%
fitment as arrived at the 20th stage of pre-revised TRCA and fixation at next above the stage in the revised slab of
Time Related Continuity Allowance.
TRCA to GDS engaged on or after 1.1.2006 shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised TRCA
2.Fitment table to GDS working as on 31.12.2005 is as below:-
40% Fitment to be
Sl No Category of GDS Pre-revised TRCA Revised TRCA

1. GDS SPM Rs 2125-50-3125 Rs 4575-85-7125 Rs 1250

GDS BPM (75 points

2. Rs 1280-35-1980 Rs 2745-50-4245 Rs 792

GDS BPM (More than

3. Rs 1600-40-2400 Rs 3660-70-5760 Rs 960
75 points workload)

4. (Workload upto 3 hrs Rs 1375-25-2125 Rs 3330-60-5130 Rs 750
45 mts)

5. (Workload more than Rs 1740-30-2640 Rs 4220-75-6470 Rs 936
3 hrs 45 mts)

6. (Workload upto 3 hrs Rs 1220-20-1600 Rs 2870-50-4370 Rs 640
45 Mts)

7. (workload more than Rs 1545-25-2020 Rs 3635-65-5585 Rs 808
3 hrs 45 mts

3. Annual Increase (Increment)

The fixation of TRCA will be done on 1.1.2006 and the next increase will be allowed after 12 months only.
Hence, the increment in the revised TRCA would be on 1.1.2007, 1.1.2008, 1.1.2009 and so on for all.

4. DA Rate
Same as for Central Government servants (Rate of DA from 1.7.2009 - 27%)
5. Revised rate of other allowances (effect from 9.10.2009)
Nature of Allowance Existing allowance Revised allowance

OMA for GDS SPM/BPM Rs 50 p.m Rs 100 p.m

Rs 10 for GDS SPM/BPM and Rs 5 Rs 25 for GDS SPM and Rs 10 for

for other GDS other GDS

Actual charges subject to maximum of

Boat Allowance Rs 10 per month
Rs 50 per month

Cash Conveyance Allowance Rs 10 per occasion plus bus Rs 50 per month

Rs 60 per month (condition for

Cycle Maintenance Allowance Rs 30 per month minimum distance of 10 Kms

Rs 500 p.m for each item of work

separately. Rs 250 if the delivery is
Combined duty Allowance for BPM Rs 100 per month made at BO village only. Rs 250 for
exchanging of mails at Bus stand or at
Railway Station

Allowances for combinationof Rs 25 per day subject to maximum of

Rs 75 per month
dutyes of MD/Mail conveyance Rs 625 per month

Compensation to MC who are Rs 3 per hour subject to maximum of Rs 6 per hour subject to a maximum
detailed for excnage of mails Rs 6 per day. of Rs 12 per day.

6. Discharge Benefits.
Nature of Benefit Present Benefits Revised Benefits

Rs 18000 or 16.5 times of basic Rs 60,000 (existing conditions remain

Ex-Gratia Gratuity
TRCA - Minimum service - 15 years same)

Rs 1500 for every completed year

Rs 30000 if completed 20 years of
subject to maximum of Rs 60,000
Severance amount service. Rs 20,000 for 15 to 20 years
(minimum eligiblity reduced to 10
of service

7. Maternity Grant : Woman GDS will be provided Maternity Grant equivalent to 3 months TRCA with DA
for the birth of two children out of the welfare fund of the Department. (This will take effect from 9.10.2009)
8. Bonus Limit - Not revised. The existing ceiling of Rs 2500 will be continued.

9. Insurance - Present EDGIS rate enhanced to Rs 50 per month with insurance cover of Rs 50,000. (The
revised subscription will be effectrive from the TRCA payable for January 2010)
10.Payment of arrears
The arrears will be paid in two instalments. 40% will be paid during this financial year and 60% will be paid in
the next financial year. The first instalment of arrears should be paid before 31.10.2009. Responsibility of
fixation of TRCA in the new slab rests with Divisional Superintendent of Post Office/RMS Units. In other
independent units like gazetted HOs, the fixation shall be done by the Sr PM/Chief PM. The authorities should
send the statement of fixation of TRCA all GDS to the drawal and disbursing officers.

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September 2009 Home


September 10, 2009 ·


Copy of Dept of Personnel and Training Memo No.3101112/2006-Estt.(A) dated

Subject:- Regulation of Journey by air while availing Leave Travel Concession
- clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's a.M. of even No. dated
27.7.2009 on the above subject and to say that consequent to issue of Ministry of
Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No. 7(1) E.Coord/2009 dated 7/9/2009 on
expenditure management the reimbursement of the expenses on air travel while
availing of the Leave Travel Concession by Government servants will be restricted to
the cost of travel by the economy class, irrespective of entitlement, with immediate
Click here to see DOPT memo dated 9.9.2009

Post offices to enter into core banking system by

March 2010
September 25, 2009 ·


JALANDHAR: Post office would not more limit its banking system to old and traditional
technology and would adopt core banking system, on pattern of other commercial
banks by the end of current financial year.

"All branches of post office banks will be connected through national computer server
for which data scanning and signatures entry was nearing completion", P R Kumar,
chief postmaster general, Punjab & Union Territory (Chandigarh) told reporters here
on Monday.
At present there were 150 lakh branches with the deposits of Rs 5.60 lakh crore of
deposits, Kumar said claiming that no other government organisation could match
such a huge customer network.
"The deposits in post office banks are not being used for any commercial purposes
like extending loans to people and all the deposits were being utilised by the
government of India for welfare schemes only", Kumar said while revealing the
differentiation between the commercial banks and post offices.
Apart from banking sector, postal department would emphasise on insurance sector
especially in rural areas, Kumar said adding that within one year it has been targeted
that over two lakh policies would be issued in Punjab only to reach the number of two
crore policies at national level by March 2010.
Source : Times of India

Gold coins at rebate prices



Despite the soaring prices of gold, here's some reason to feel good for all the
government officials, who are willing to purchase gold coins this festive season.
For the ongoing festive month, the Post Office department has launched a scheme to
give a rebate of 6 per cent on the purchase of gold coin from September 24 till
October 24 to all the government officials.
Besides this, a scheme for general customers was also launched where 0.5 gram gold
would be given free to all those who would purchase 10 gram gold from the post
office. "To avail this scheme, the customers are required to buy two coins of 5 gm
each or a single coin of 8 gm or two coins of 1 gm each. Out of these two schemes a
customer can only opt for one."
Notably, all across the country the Indian Postal Department along with a private
financial firm is selling 24 carat gold coins to all the post offices.
Source : Times of India


PENSIONERS W.E.F. 1.7.2009



Extract of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare Memo No
42/12/2009_P&PW(G) dated 23.3.2009
The dearness relief payable to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners
is enhanced from the existing rate of 22% to 27% w.e.f. 1.7.2009.
For details click here to see OM dated 23.9.2009


EMPLO9YEES W.E.F 1.7.2009
September 21, 2009 ·


Sub : Payment of DA to Central Government employees - Revised rates

effective from 1.7.2009
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No 1(1)/
(2009)-E-II (B) dated 13.3.2009, on the subject mentioned above and to state that
the President is pleased to decide that the DA payable to Central Government
employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 22% to 27% w.e.f 1.7.2009.
2. The provisions contained in paras 3,4 and 5 of this Ministry;s OM No 1(3)/2008 -E-
II (B) dated 29.8.2008, shall continued to be applicable while regulating DA under
these orders.
3. The addtional installment of DA paybale under these orders shall be paid in cash to
all Central Government employees.
4. These orders shall also apply to all the Civilian employees paid from Defence
Service Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the
Defence Service Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway
employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of
Railways, respectively.
5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are
concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the CAG of India.
Sd. (R. Prem Anand), Under Secretary to the Government of India




Copy of Department of Posts Memo No 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dated 18.9.2009

Sub : Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central
Government Civilian Employees.
The Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Para 6.1.15 of its report has recommended
Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). The Government has
considered the recommendatations of the Sixth Central Payh Commission on the
Assured Career Progression and accepted the same with further modification to grant
three financial upgradations under the revised Scheme at intervals of 10,20 and 30
years of continuous regular service and issued orders vide Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) OM No
35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated 19.5.2009. The Scheme is known as "MODIFIED
GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES" and which has come into operation
w.e.f. 01-09-2008.
2. This scheme is in supersession of previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued
there under. The scheme shall be applicable to all regularly appointed Group "A", "B",
"C" Central Government Civilian Employees except officers of the Organised Group "A"
service. The status of Group D employees cease and be treated as Group C. Multi-
Skilled employees on their completion of prescribed training. Casual employees,
including those granted 'temporary status' and employees appointed in the Central
Government only on adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the
aforesaid Scheme.
3. Department of Posts has its own scheme of Time Bound One Promotion
(TBOP)/Biennial Cadre Review (BCR) for its employees. . Time Bound One
Promotion was introduced w.e.f. 30.11.1983 vide letter No 31-26/83-PE.I dated
17/12/1983. Biennial Cadre Review was introduced w.e.f. 01.10.1991 vide Directorate
Memo No 22-1/89-PE-1 dated 11.10.1991. The scheme was further extended to
certain other categories of employees from different dates.
4. The scheme of TBOP introduced w.e.f 30.11.1983 and the BCR introduced w.e.f.
01.10.1991 and extended to other categories of staff on subsequent dates shall stand
withdrawn w.e.f. 01-09-2008.
5. The postal Federations have given their consent for switching over to the MACPS.
As regards drivers, they are governed by a structured promotion scheme & as the
scheme is considered beneficial to this category of staff, the Postal Federations have
requested to retain the existing structured scheme. It has been decided to
continue to the existing structured promotion scheme for drivers.
6. On grant of financial upgradation under the scheme, there shall be no change in
the designation, classification or higher status. However, financial and certain other
benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an employee such as HBA, Allotment of
Government Accommodation shall be permitted.
7. The salient features of the MACP are given in Annexure- 1.
8. Before initiating action for placing the eligible employees under the
MACPS, action may be taken to finalise all TBOP/BCR placements due for the

period till 31.08.2008 by conducting meetings of Screening Committee and

issuing necessary orders.
9. Screening Committees shall be constituted in each Division/Region/Circle to
consider the cases of different levels for grant of financial upgradations under the
MACP Scheme. The Screening Committees shall consist of Chairperson and two
members. The members of the Committee shall comprise officers holding posts which
are at least one level above the grade in which the MACP is to be considered and not
below the rank of Under Secretary or equivalent in PB-3 with GP of Rs 6600/-. The
Chairperson should generally be of a grade above the members of Committee. The
Screening Committees should keep in view of the benchmark prescribed for financial
10. The recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the
DPS/Director Accounts Postal/Head of the Region/Circle or Organisation/competent
authority as the case may be for approval.
11. In order to prevent undue strain on the administrative machinery, the Screening
Committee shall follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year - preferably
in the first week of Januay and first week of July of a year for advance processing of
the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases meturing during the fist-half (April-
September) of a particular financial year shall be taken up for consideration of the
Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening
Committee meeting in the first week of July of the financial year shall process the
cases that would be maturing during the second-half (October-March) of the same
finanancial year.
12. Any interpretation/clarification or doubt as to the scope and mearning of the
provisions of MACPS given by the Dept of Personnel and Training (Est-D) will be
further communicated by the Establishment Division of the Directorate. The Scheme
would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008 and financial upgradations as per the
provisions of the earlier ACP Scheme (of August, 1999)/TBOP/BCR Schemes
of the Department of Posts would be granted till 31.08.2008
13. No stepping up of pay in the pay band or GP would be admissible with
regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under
MACP Scheme.
14. It is clarified that no past cases would be re-opened. Further, while implementng
the MACP Scheme, the differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial
upgradsation under the old ACP Scheme (of August 1999)/TBOP/BCR Schemes of
Department of Posts and under the MACP Scheme within the same cadre shall not be
construed as an anomoly.
15. It is requested that the OM may be circulated to all concerned and immediate
action may be taken to complete the entire process as indicated in the OM.
16. This issues with concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vie their Dy. No
205/FA/09/CS dated 18.09.2009
Sd/. (A.K. Sharma), DDG (Establishment)


September 10, 2009 ·


Copy of Dept of Personnel and Training Memo No.3101112/2006-Estt.(A) dated

Subject:- Regulation of Journey by air while availing Leave Travel Concession
- clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's a.M. of even No. dated
27.7.2009 on the above subject and to say that consequent to issue of Ministry of
Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No. 7(1) E.Coord/2009 dated 7/9/2009 on
expenditure management the reimbursement of the expenses on air travel while
availing of the Leave Travel Concession by Government servants will be restricted to
the cost of travel by the economy class, irrespective of entitlement, with immediate
Click here to see DOPT memo dated 9.9.2009

Expenditure Management - Economy Measures

and Rationlization of expenditure


Extract of OM No 7(1) E.Coord/2009 dated 7.9.2009 of Ministry of Finance in which

5% and 10% cut have been imposed on expenditure.
10 % mandatory cut in non-Plan expenditure under the following heads:-
a) Domestic and Foreign Travel expenses b) Publications c) Professional Services d)
Advertising and Publicity e) Office expenses f) POL (except for security related requirement)
g) Other administrative expenses

5% mandatory cut in the remaining portions of non-plan expenditure, excluding

interest payments, repayment of debt, Defence capital, salaries, pension and the
Finance Commission grants to the States
No increases in the budgetary allocations under the heads of non-plan expenditure,
particularly where cuts are now being imposed, will be allowed at RE stage, except
under very extraordinary and compelling circumstances.
For details click here to see the OM dated 7.9.2009 issued by the MOF
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Tuesday, 18 March, 2008


Dear Comrades,

The proposed revision of syllabus of LGO Examination with sample question papers
circulated by the Department are reproduced below for your study and suggestions. -
Secretary General NFPE

Sub: Revision of Syllabus for the LGOs for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistants / Sorting
Assistants- regarding.

D.G. Posts No. 56-4/2006-Trg dated 10.3.08.

This is regarding the revision of LGOs syllabus. Kind reference is invited to this office letter of even number
dated 24.10.2007.

2. The case has been examined in detail. The assistance of Consultant has been taken for developing
the syllabus for the Aptitude test. The revised syllabus for the LGOs Examination has been formulated and
the same is given below:

Existing Syllabus:

Description Duration Total

Paper I –Essay, General English/General Hindi and 2 hours 100

Paper II-Arithmetic 2 hours 100

Paper III- test based on Postal Manuals and Guides 2 hours 100

Proposed Syllabus:

Description Duration Total Marks

Paper I – Language –English

Part A

• Comprehension (with simple question and fill up the

blanks –25 Marks

· Question of multiple choice in General to test the

knowledge of English-50 Marks

Part B 2 hours 100

• Translation of English passage into local language-25


Paper II- Arithmetic (basic) and Test

· Addition

• Subtraction

· Multiplication 2 hours 100

· Division

· Simple Interest Calculation

· Test of Reasoning

Paper III- Departmental Rules 2 hours 100

• Multiple Choice Questions –which will be circulated **

** This will be Online test. The candidates must know how to read the text (Question) on the computer
screen and select the right answers by performing minimum operations in a key board like using Arrow
Keys; Space Bar; Enter Key; Number or Alphabet Keys and the Mouse. (Necessary dummy trials will
be given before the examination)

3. It may be added that we are looking forward to some more questions for the Question Bank.

4. Sample questions for Papers I & II are attached.

5. Please send us your views and suggestions. If no response is received in a month's time, will
presume you have no objection to the new format.

Sample Questions for Paper I – Language

A. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:

Early rising is good for our health. It helps us to work hard. The morning air is cool & fresh. It is very useful
for our lungs. It gives strength to our body. Early rising is a very good habit. It is very calm at that time.
There is no noise. A student can read well. He can learn his lessons quickly. Therefore, every student
should get up early.

1. Now answer the following questions:

a. Is early rising good for our health?

b. What is useful for our lungs?

c. Should a student get up early?

d. When can he learn his lessons quickly?

e. Give two benefits of early rising?


B. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions given below:

(in, on, from, at)

a. He knocked---------the door.

b. Shankar lived ---------a village.

c. The King gave people gifts --------his birthday.

d. Sachin was going -------Delhi.

e. You can earn a lot-------this piece of Iand.

C. Choose the correct answer:

i. The Sun rises in the

a. East

b. West

c. North

d. South.

ii. Jasmine flower is

a. white colour

b. rose colour

c. yellow colour

d. red colour.

D. Please translate the following passage into Regional (Local language)

I am Suresh. I am working as Postman of "A" Head Post Office since 2.11.90. My hobby is " stamps
collection". I am having an account in Philatelic Bureau at my Post Office. A philatelic account can be
opened in any Philatelic Bureau with a minimum deposit of Rs. 200/-. Every month I am getting new
Philatelic stamps/special cancellation covers from the Philatelic Bureau.

Sample Questions for Paper II – Arithmetic (basic) and Test of Reasoning

1. What is the original price of a cycle, if it is sold for Rs.550/- at a loss of


2. Find the principal that amounts to Rs. 9,261/- in three years at 5% p.a.?

3. A train traveling at 20 meters per second leaves Chennai at 7.30 A.M. When will it reach Ambur, a
distance of 260 Km?

4. A car runs at a distance of 30 Km per hour. What distance does it cover in 2 hours 30 minutes?

5. Venkat sells a quintal of wheat for Rs. 924/- and earns a profit of 12%

. By selling a quintal of rice for the same amount, he loses 12%. Find

a. Cost price of wheat

b. Cost of rice

c. gain or loss percent on the whole transitions.

6. A group of students was given a special test. The test was completed the

by the various students in the following time (in minutes)

17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36.

a. Find out the average time taken by the students to complete the test.

b. How many students took more than the average time to complete the test?

7. A person starts his job with a certain monthly salary and earns a fixed

increment every year. If his salary was Rs.4,500/- after 4 years of service,

find his initial salary and the annual increment.

8. List price of a scooter if Rs.35,000/- . It is available at a discount of 8% .

Find the selling price of the scooter.

B. Test of Reasoning:

1. What is next in this series?

AC CE EG GI -----

Ans: a) IJ b) MO c) IK d) IM

2. What is the missing number in this series?

3 6 …… 24

Ans: a) 8 b) 9 C) 12 d) 15

3. What are the missing alphabets in this series?

31 CA 25 BE 57 EG 46-------

Ans: a) CG b) DE C) GA d) DF


Amendment to Service Rules/Recruitment Rules: -

The DOPT vide its OM No. AB 14017/61/2008-Estt (RR) dt. 24.03.09 has amended
the Service rules after the revision of Pay scales as per the 6th CPC.
(i) The existing pay scales have to be substituted by new pay and Grade Pay
straightaway without making any reference.
(ii) Single set of recruitment rules may be formulated and notified for merged
(iii) Minimum eligibility for promotion etc in a grade was prescribed as follows: -

SL. Grade Pay Minimum Qualifying

No. From To Service for promotion
1. 1900 2000 3 years
2. 1900 2400 8 years
3. 2000 2400 5 years
4. 2400 2800 5 years
5. 2400 4200 10 years

6. 2800 4200 6 years

7. 4200 4600 5 years
8. 4200 4800 6 years
9. 4200 5400 8 years
10. 4600 4800 2 years
11. 4600 5400 3 years

From the above, the qualifying service of LSG, HSG II and HSG I may be determined as
5 years, 6 years and 5 years respectively. It will disturb the present qualifying service
of 3 years from LSG to HSG II and 3 years from HSG II to HSG I.
We placed our demand to the department to follow the present prescribed 3 years of
qualifying service for HSG II & HSG I promotion. The Department has assured to take
up the issue and revise the recruitment rules as per the present qualifying service.
 Classification of Posts – Gazette Notification: -
The DOPT & Training vide its Gazette Notification dt. 09.04.2009 under S. O. 946
(E) has classified the Civil Posts with the following revised classification.

Sl. Description of Posts Classification of

No. posts
1 (a) A Central Civil post in Cabinet Secretary's scale
(Rs. 90000-fixed), Apex Scale (Rs.800000-fixed
and Higher Administrative Grade plus scale
(B) (Rs.75500-80000) and Group A
A Central Civil Post carrying the following grade
pays: -
Rs. 12000, Rs.10000, Rs.8900 and Rs.8700 in
the scale of pay of Rs.37400-67000 in Pay Band
-4, and Rs.7600, Rs. 6600 and Rs. 5400 in the
scale of pay of Rs. 15600-39100 in Pay Band – 3
2. A Central Civil Post carrying the following grade
pays: - Group B
Rs. 5400, Rs.4800, Rs.4200 in the scale of pay
of Rs.9300-34800 in Pay Band – 2.
3. A Central Civil post carrying the following grade
pays: - Group C
Rs.2800, Rs.2400, Rs.2000, Rs.1900 and
Rs.1800 in the scale of pay of Rs.5200-20200 in
Pay Band- 1
4. A Central Civil post carrying the following grade Group D
pays: - (till the posts are
Rs.1300, Rs.1400, Rs.1600, Rs.1650 in the upgraded)
scale of pay of Rs.4440-7440 in 1S Scale

All posts carrying the Grade pay right from Rs.4200/- to Rs.5400/- (Pay band II) are
now classified as Group 'B' as per the abovesaid order. This has created some

confusion about the application of Gazette status & others. The said notification
was brought into effect from 09.04.2009
 Cadre Restructuring & Formation of Anomaly Committee: -
The proposals for cadre restructuring was submitted by us on 02.08.2008 itself.
Similarly NFPE has nominated the members for the Anomaly Committee. It is told
that the formation of Anomaly Committee is being delayed due to non submission
of nomination of two members from FNPO. Similarly, they have not submitted any
proposals on cadre review so far. The NFPE delegation met DDG (Establishment) on
22.04.09 and conveyed our concern over the delay in processing the cadre
restructuring proposal and formation of anomaly committee.
 Meeting with DDG (Establishment): -
We met the DDG (Establishment) on 22.04.2009. The issues like Cadre
Restructuring, Road Mileage Allowance to Systems Administrators, Doubling of PO
& RMS Accountant's Special Allowance, Grant of Special Allowance to the
Accountants holding TBOP, implementation of Group D higher pay for all Group D,
Stoppage of recovery of OTA amount paid to ineligible officials, Formation of
anomaly committee, Revision of FSC, the recovery case of APM Accounts, Pune H.O
due to overdrawal for Postmen etc were discussed threadbare. The DDG assured
for early decisions on all the issues.
 Filling up of Vacant HSG I Posts
The DOPT has approved the proposal of the Department relaxing the HSG I
Recruitment Rules again as one time measure and fill up the Posts on adhoc basis
with the HSG II officials without observing any minimum qualifying service.
Similarly, the Present HSG I officials promoted on adhoc basis will continue further
in the posts. Orders are under issue and is expected before the end of this week.
The recruitment rules for HSG I will be submitted soon to DOPT for approval.

 BCR from the date of completion of 26 years service

Consequent upon the High court, Hyderabad judgment on the issue, the
Department is now pursuing to the modify the orders to grant BCR promotions on
completion of 26 years of Service. It is told that the opinion of the law ministry has
been obtained for this effect.
 GDS Pay revision: -
The file related to GDS committee implementation has gone to Finance Ministry. No
further progress or information is available at present. The implementation of the
Committee's report or Ad hoc payment of arrears etc may be only after the
conclusion of General Section.
 Three ACP: -
The File had been returned back by the Election Commission with the instructions
to cause order after the General Election. As such, ACP orders for Government
employees is expected only after the General Election. There after, it should be
discussed with the Department to implement the same to the Postal officials
besides processing the cadre review for ensuring more promotional avenues to the
existing employees.

CHENNAI/ MUMBAI: Letters from Chennai to other metros would soon be delivered the very next day, as India Post has
acquired two airplanes. From the first week of July, two aircraft bearing the logo of India Post will take off from Chennai
and Mumbai. These freighters have been leased from Air India by India Post, under the ministry of communications, so that
your stamped mails, sealed parcels and other expressions of sentiment can get to their destination faster than ever before.
"We have been dependent on private airlines and connection flights all these years. The two dedicated aircraft will connect
all metros, speeding up delivery of even ordinary mails. Now, a letter from Chennai takes up to three days to reach Delhi.
Our aim is to deliver it the very next day," T Murthy, postmaster general, Tamil Nadu circle told TOI. The planes, each with
a capacity of 15 tonnes, will connect cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Surat and Nagpur. "The aim is to
have a more reliable service,'' says Manjula Parashar, chief general manager, mail business, at the postal directorate in
Delhi. For this purpose, two of Air India's old Boeing 737-200s, have been converted into freighters, says Jitendra
Bhargava, spokesperson of Air India. The cue for launching this service came from the success of India Post's first such
aircraft which flies everything from handicrafts to foodgrain on the Kolkata-Guwahati route. As a result of this aircraft,
which was launched in August 2007, birthday gifts reached the same day, businesses prospered, and the seven North Eastern
sisters were brought that much closer to mainstream India. The services of this existing aircraft will be extended from next
month to cover Delhi and Nagpur. Three citiesMumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will act as hubs for overnight transmission of
mail. Every night before the freighters leave their centres at around 11:30 pm, all mail from nearby cities will reach them.
The three Boeings will then converge at Nagpur and exchange palettes (metal sheets which carry mails sorted according to
destination cities). The aircraft will then fly back with their respective palettes. When they touch down at their centres early
next morning, local distribution services like trucks, trains and other airlines will take over. Dry runs for these aircraft will
begin later this week. (Source : Times of India)

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Government of India Ministry of Communication & IT Department of Posts Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001

No.16/25/2008-SR Dated the 10th April 2009

The Chief Postmaster General, Chattisgarh Circle, Raipur.
Subject : Procurement of RPLI Business in Chattisgarh Circle – Allotment of targets To Inspectors and Asst. Supdts.
I am directed to refer to your letter No.RPLI/2-1/Target/2007-08 dated 21.1.2009 on the above mentioned subject.
2. The matter has been examined in detail in consultation with PLI Directorate. The Sub Divisional Heads should be
motivated properly to achieve the PLI/RPLI targets. They should not be punished on this count. This may be kept in view in
the process of fixing/assessing RPLI targets.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/- (Subhash Chander) Director (SR&Legal)
Copy to : The General secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Qr. No. 12,
Khurseed Square, P&T Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi-110054 w.r.t. letter No. CHQ/IASP/CTG/Dlgs dated 26.3.2008 for

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The information asked for by the applicant in any form should be entertained by the CPIO (Central Public Information
Officer) subject the conditions mentioned in the RTI Act 2005. Department of Personnel & Training has now issued
clarification that the 'file noting' can be disclosed to the applicant if the information is not covered under Section 8 of RTI
Act. Details available in the RTI Web site. Click here to see the memo (No 1/20/2009-IR dated 23.6.2009)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

(Central Government Employees & Pensioners Health Insurance
Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is a scheme for providing health care to serving Central Government
employees and their dependant family members. Over the years, the scheme has been extended to cover central government
pensioners, their dependant family members and certain other categories like members of parliament and ex-members of
parliament, freedom fighters etc. Employees of some select autonomous bodies as also PIB accredited journalists have also
been extended CGHS facilities on cost-to-cost basis in Delhi.
Central Government Health Scheme is available in 25 cities [Delhi (including Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad),
Ahemdabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad,
Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong and
Thiruvanthapuram]. Central Government Employees living outside the CGHS areas are entitled to reimbursement for
medical attendance and treatment under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules [CS(MA) Rules]. Pensioners of
the Central Government are not covered under these rules. At present, Central Government Pensioners living in non-CGHS
areas are paid a sum of Rs. 100 p.m. for meeting their medical expenditure. Consequently, there has been a long standing
demand from Central Govt. pensioners residing in non CGHS areas for medical services at par with those available to
Central Govt. pensioners in CGHS areas. The VIth Pay Commission has recommended the introduction of a health
insurance scheme in lieu of the CGHS.

Government of India, therefore, proposes to provide inpatient health care services to their all personnel of the Central
Government including All India Service officers, serving and retired, and others who are covered under the existing CGHS
(Central Government Health Services) and under CS (MA) Rules [Central services (Medical attendance) Rules] through a
Health Insurance Scheme catering to their health care requirements. The proposed scheme shall be on voluntary basis for
current set of employees & pensioners but compulsory for future employees & pensioners. The existing CGHS beneficiaries
will have an option to avail CGHS facilities for OPD requirements and the insurance scheme for inpatient treatment.

With the introduction of health insurance scheme, the Central Government Employee (existing/ retired) will have the choice
to select the best available health facilities for meeting their health care and can get best available treatment in areas in the
close proximity. Click here to download expression of interest published by ministry of health.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

As per the Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances and Pensions memo no dated
No.14028/4/2009-Estt(L) dated 3rd June 2009 Government servants can encashment of earned
leave upto 10 days at the time of availing LTC without any linkage to the number of days
and the nature of leave availed while proceeding on LTC.
The memo is reproduced below for information of all :-
"The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 38-Aof CCS(leave) Rules, 1972 regarding
encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC while in service which says that Government
servants are permitted to encash earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing Leave Travel
Concession subject to the condition that earned leave of at least an equivalent duration is also
availed of by the Government servant simultaneously. This Department has been receiving a
number of references from various Ministries/Departments to waive this condition citing
practical problems faced by them as the facility of LTC is also admissible while availing Casual
2. The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with the Ministry of Finance
and it has now been decided to permit Government servants encashment of earned leave upto 10
days at the time of availing LTC without any linkage to the number of days and the nature of
leave availed while proceeding on LTC.
3. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.
4. Formal amendment to the provisions of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued separately.
5. Hindi version will follow.
Samuel, GS.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

PSS Group B Nomination List for the year 2009-2010

Dear friends,Dte has called for CRs of 411 IP/ASP for consideration and nomination to PS

Group B.The list is given in the side bar. Some of the information such as Date of Birth,
Name of the Circle in which posted etc. are not available against some of the names in the list. If
any body knows kindly inform me.If anybody's name is missing, kindly inform me sothat, I can
refer to Dte. for inclusion. Circle Secretaries are requested to approach C.O and expedite sending
of CRs to Dte. before 15.6.09 sothat DPC would convened immediately.
S.Samuel, GS

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Department of Personnel and Training in OM No 21011/1/2005-Estt(A)(Pt-II), dated 14.5.2009
has issued orders to replace the exisiting ACR with Annual Performance Assessment Report
(APAR). The important points mentioned in the OM are reproduced below:-
(i) The existing nomenclature of the Annual Confidential Report will be modified as Annual
Performance Assessment Report (APAR).
(ii) The full APAR including the overall grade and assessment of the integrity shall be
communicated to the concerned officer after the Report is complete with the remarks of the
Reviewing Officer and Accepting Authority wherever such system is in vogue. Where
Government servant has only one supervisory level above him as in the cse of personal staff
attached to officers, such communication shall be made after the reporting officer has completed
the performance assessment.
(iii) The section entrusted with the maintenance of APARs after its receipt shall disclose the
same to the officer reported upon.
(iv) The concerned officer shall be given the opportunity to make any representation against the
entries and the final grading given in the Report within a period of fifteen days from the date of
receipt of the entries in the APAR. The representation shall be restricted to the specific factual
observations contained in the report leading to assessment of the officer in terms of attributes,
work output, etc. While communicating the entries, it shall be made clear that in case no
representatin is received within the fifteen days, it shall be deemed that he/she has no
representation to make. If the concerned APAR Section does not receive any information from
the concerned officer on or before fifteen days from the date of disclosure, the APAR will be
treated as final.

(v) The new system of communicating the entries in the APAR shall be made applicable
prospectively only with effect from the Reporting Period 2008-09 which is to be initiated after
1st April 2009.
(vi) The competenet authority for considering adverse remarks under the existing instructions
may consider the representation, if necessary, in consultatin with the reporting and/or reviewing
officer and shall decide the matter objectively based on the material placed before him within a
period of thirty days from the date of receipt of the representation.
(vii) The competent authority after due consideration may reject the representation or may
accept and modify the APAR accordingly. The decision of the Competent Authority and the
final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of
the decision of the competent authority by the concerned APAR Section.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Next Day delivery of your consignments ?

Now, India Post offers you Logistics Post Air Service

Here’s an excellent opportunity for the businesses, Government Departments, PSUs and individuals to get their
consignments delivered overnight at major towns in India. Now, India Post offers you ‘next day delivery’ of your parcels
and logistics consignments in major cities, through dedicated India Post aircrafts flying overnight.

Consignments booked until late evening will be delivered on the next day at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata,
Nagpur, Guwahati, Imphal and Agartala. For other stations, we provide fast and time-bound delivery of your consignments
in a secured manner.

Logistics Post can cater to any demand for moving goods, parcels and consignments in terms of delivery deadline and
quality of service. Whether your consignment is small or large, we organize the door-to-delivery and next day delivery is
assured to specified stations.

Customers interested in ‘next day delivery of consignments’ through Logistics Post Air may get in touch with the Chief Post
Masters General / Posts Master General at the respective cities or call us at 011 2309 6075. Businesses may send their
requirements thro email to Your consignments will be delivered faster, better and safer.

India Post is proud of the fact that it runs three exclusive India Post aircrafts touching Delhi,
Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Nagpur, Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal . All the three
India Post Aircrafts are run overnight, thus providing ‘overnight delivery’ service to the
customers. Apart from carrying mails and Speed Post, the aircrafts carry Overnight Parcels
and Express Logistics consignments. When you want your parcels and logistics consignments
to be delivered overnight, just call us and we will make arrangements for door-to-door
delivery !

Logistics Post Air is an Express service under the brand, ‘Logistics Post’ providing time bound
delivery of large consignments by air. Logistics Post Air is aimed at fast and secured
transportation of consignments in India using transmission by India Post Aircraft.

Currently Logistics Post Air is operational utilizing the India Post aircrafts linking Delhi,
Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Guwahati, Imphal and Agartala stations
Logistics Post Air provides express service to the customers who want fast and time-bound
delivery of their consignments. With Nagpur as its hub, India Post is operating overnight
flights thereby providing overnight services for the customers.

Airport to Airport Service: Under this service, the customer will deposit the consignments
at the postal facility available at the airport premises and the delivery will be effected to the
customer at the Post office facility at the destination airport.

City-to-City Service: On payment of City-to-City charges, the consignment will be booked

at the specified Logistics Post Booking centres in the Origin city and the delivery will be
effected at the Logistics Post Delivery Centres in the Destination.
Door to Door Service: In case the customer desires to have the consignment picked up
from the premises or delivered at the premises of the consignee, collection charges/ door-to-
door delivery charges of Rs 1 per kg, subject to a minimum of Rs 100 per consignment will
be levied in addition to Logistics Post Air charges.


Rate per Kg in Rs

251 Kgs &

Sector 0-50 Kgs 51-250 Kgs Above

Kolkata - Guwahati 19 19 17

Kolkata - Imphal 23 23 21

Kolkata – Agartala 24 24 22

Guwahati – Imphal 14 14 13

Guwahati - Agartala 15 15 12

Guwahati - Kolkata 15 12 7

Imphal - Agartala 14 14 11

Imphal - Kolkata 18 14 9

Imphal - Guwahati 19 19 15

Agartala - Kolkata 12 9 6

Agartala - Guwahati 17 17 17

Agartala – Imphal 18 18 18


Rate per Kg in Rs

Distance 251 Kgs &

Sector in Kms 0-50 Kgs 51-250 Kgs Above

Delhi - Mumbai 1139 56 54 52

Delhi - Kolkata 1311 65 62 60

Delhi - Nagpur 854 42 41 39

Delhi - Bangalore 1736 86 82 79

Delhi – Chennai 1759 87 84 80

Mumbai - Delhi 1139 56 54 52

Mumbai - Kolkata 1665 82 79 76

Mumbai- Nagpur 682 34 32 31

Mumbai - Bangalore 853 42 41 39

Mumbai – Chennai 1033 51 49 47

Kolkata - Delhi 1311 65 62 60

Kolkata - Mumbai 1655 82 79 75

Kolkata - Nagpur 985 49 47 45

Kolkata - Bangalore 1568 77 74 72

Kolkata – Chennai 1383 68 66 63

Bangalore - Delhi 1736 86 82 79

Bangalore - Mumbai 853 42 41 39

Bangalore - Kolkata 1568 77 74 72

Bangalore - Nagpur 916 45 44 42

Bangalore – Chennai 273 13 13 12

Chennai - Delhi 1759 87 84 80

Chennai - Mumbai 1033 51 49 47

Chennai - Kolkata 1383 68 66 63

Chennai - Nagpur 906 45 43 41

Chennai – Bangalore 273 13 13 12

Nagpur- Delhi 854 42 41 39

Nagpur - Mumbai 682 34 32 31

Nagpur - Kolkata 985 49 47 45

Nagpur - Bangalore 916 45 44 42

Nagpur - Chennai 906 45 43 41

• First weight slab will be for 25 Kg. Thereafter the rate will be for every Kg.
Documentation charges for each consignment will be Rs. 100
For door to door service, Rs 1 per kg will be extra
Service Tax and Education Cess as applicable will be extra
For flowers, 25 % more than the prescribed rates
We also provide Logistics services to other sectors, with air and surface combined

Extension of Outsourcing Collection Scheme to Logistics Post/ Logistics Post Air/

Overnight Parcels Service

Logistics Post was started to provide distribution solutions to the corporate customers and
it has been developed as a B2B service. The Logistics Post has further been extended to
. provide air cargo service under ‘Logistics Post Air’ utilizing the India Post freighter aircraft
linking Kolkata, Guwahati. Imphal and Agartala in the North East sector.

With the introduction of two new Aircrafts, we have extended Logistics Posts Air service to
Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Chennai and Bangalore. The rates for these sectors have been
fixed; working the cost of transportation by Aircraft plus a margin of 20% to 30%. All
. these efforts require proper support in terms of sourcing business. Outsourced agents
play an important role in marketing & procuring the business under the service as is
currently being done for Speed Post/ Express Parcel Post.

Agents play a key role in the Cargo Business and most of the business is being procured
3 by the agents, in the cargo industry. Hence with a view to get more cargo business,
. extension of the outsourcing collection scheme to Logistics Post, Logistics Post Air and
Overnight Parcels service with a flat commission of 5% to the agents has been approved
by the Postal Services Board.

Eligibility criteria for appointment of Agents will be as follows:

Collection Agents for Logistics Post/ Logistics Post Air/ Overnight Parcels may be
appointed subject to them fulfilling one of the following conditions:
. i General Sales Agents approved by Indian airlines or

ii General Sales Agents approved by IATA or

iii Collection Agents appointed for Speed Post/ Express Parcel Post

5 Heads of Circles/ PMGs will appoint General Sales Agents for Logistics Post Air/ Logistics
. Post/ Overnight Parcels. Each Agent will be given a code number by the appointing
authority, for accounting purpose.

The responsibilities of Agents will be as follows:

i Arrange for collection of articles from premises of the customers.

Give receipt to the customer in the form of Airway Bill as given in Logistics Post Air
6 ii
Consolidate all articles and documents with the details in the collection list and bring
them to designated office.

iv Customer service aspects with reference to the consignments booked by them

The agents will get a commission of 5% on the business procured by them from Logistics
. Post, Logistics Post Air and Overnight Parcels.

8 Chief PMGs/ PMGs may initiate immediate action to appoint Outsourced Agents Logistics
. Post, Logistics Post Air and Overnight Parcels. Detailed instructions and accounting
procedure in this regard will follow.

With the introduction of Outsourcing agency to Logistics Post, Logistics Post Air and
Overnight Parcels, we expect that there will be a major growth in the business. For
. achieving the higher growth, the circles may appoint many agents and motivate them to
get the business.

The Power of Overnight Distribution

With the introduction of India Post aircrafts, customers enjoy the power of overnight

A new begins ! This era will mark new standards in distribution !

Let us work together to usher in this new initiative !

For further details , get in touch with CPMG or PMG in your circle

Delhi 9968104578

Mumbai 9869242321

Chennai 9445001555

Kolkata 9836757500

Bangalore 9449865950

Nagpur 9422503331

Business Development Directorate, Delhi 9868512115

Mr. John Samuel

General Manager

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT

Dak Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001

Tel : 011 23096075, 23096057

Mob: 098685 12115


New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology,
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, on Wednesday said that the Government is planning to launch a new rural postal life
insurance scheme soon to give protection to villagers in the event of any eventuality.
Addressing a gathering here on the occasion of the release of a Commemorative Postage Stamp and Awards
Ceremony to mark the Quasquicentennial celebrations of Postal Life Insurance, he said that the new policy
will be of Rs. of 1,00,000/- of sum assured in which a person has to contribute only Rs. 1.25 per month or
Rs.15/- per year as premium.
He said customers would not have to go to the district headquarters for medical check ups, adding that
arrangements would be made locally.
Those who dont possess standard age proof documents can now take Rural PLI policies of upto Rs. One lakh
Sum Assured. In summary, PLI is the real Jeevan Bima for the Aam Aadmi.
Scindia informed that recently India Post had enhanced the Rural Postal Life Insurance bonus from Rs.50/-
to Rs.55/- for every Rs.1,000 of Sum Assured, whereas the traditional insurers give bonus in the range of
Rs.45 to Rs.50/- only.
Today, the number of live policies in PLI and Rural PLI is almost 10 million. The corpus size is more than
Rs. 15,000 crores. The total sum assured for all policies comes to nearly Rs. 73,000 crores.
In its 125th Year, PLI has taken several steps for improving after sales services. All works of PLI now-a-
days are being done online through a web-based system and data-base of nearly 10 million policy holders are
being managed centrally at the National Data Centre.
The Minister also gave away twenty eight awards to the officials of Postal Life Insurance Scheme for their
outstanding contributions in business promotion of the Scheme.
The secretary, Department of Posts, Radhika Doraiswamy, Member (PLI) Postal Services Board Shri S.
Samant and Chief General Manager PLI Directorate Shri S.K. Sinha were also present on the occasion.


Franchising is a contractual license granted by one person or body (the franchisor) to

another (the franchisee), which permits or requires the franchisee to carry on service in
a particular business using the franchisor's know-how, and provide back up service
under the franchisor`s brand, as an independent business. It allows the franchisor to
exercise continuing control over the manner in which the franchisee carries on the
franchised business and obliges the franchisor to provide the franchisee with ongoing
support in carrying on the franchised business. Keeping in view the types of goods and
services provided, an agreed pattern of compensation or revenue sharing can be
worked out between the two.


1. Only counter services are to be franchised, while delivery and transmission will be
continued through the Department. Linking arrangements for the franchised outlets
will be provided by the franchisee.
2. The franchisee will provide service across the counter for a minimum defined time
schedule with flexibility to work round the clock.
1. Sale of Stamps and stationery
2. Booking registered articles, speed post articles, money orders, e-post etc.
3. Functioning as an agent for PLI and provide related after sales service, including
collection of premia. (subject to fulfillment of criteria for PLI agents).
4. Marketing products for which the Department has a corporate agency or tie-up and
provide related follow up services. (subject to agreement with the other organizations
5. Providing retail and bill/tax/fine collection/payment services of the Department.
(subject to agreement with the other organizations involved)
6. Facilitating the provision of e-governance and citizen-centric services (subject to
agreement with the other organizations involved)
7. Any other service introduced by the Department in future through its outlets which is
considered amenable to the franchisee model.(subject to agreement with the other
organizations involved)
The model has adequate flexibility built in to allow a range of services to be extended through
Thus, the range of counter services that can be offered through different outlets can vary,
keeping in view the location and its capacity to generate revenues.


1. Individuals including Physically challenged are eligible
2. Institutions/other entities/Self Help Group/Non Govt. Organizations/Ex-Servicemen
are eligible.
3. The members of family of serving Postal employees are not eligible for taking up
franchisee scheme in the same Division in which Postal employees are working.
Speed Post Passport Service Instant Money Order Speed Post Disclai
4. Age: above 18 years. No upper age limit.
5. Educational qualifications: 10 + 2 standard or 12th
phere: Related Content
class pass of
FRANCHISE a recognized
University or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education.
6. Preference: a) Postal Pensioners, b) Those able to provide computer facilities.
7. Premises: Proper appropriately located and accessible premises, properly maintained
withSeptember 10, 2009
suitable display of approved signage.
8. Applicant ONtoLTC
should be willing make theRESTRICTED
necessary investments for theTO ECONOMY
conduct of the
business and be able to provide a simple business plan comprising details of how the
will be run, what the opening hours wouldENTITLEMENT
be, investments proposed, market
conditions, proposals for marketing products, awarness of customer base, role in local
Copy ofcommunity, budget, finance
Dept of Personnel etc.,. Two
and Training Memoreferences from respectable persons
No.3101112/2006-Estt.(A) datedof9.9.2009
locality where the franchise is proposed to be located would also be required to
Subject:- Regulation
establish of Journey
the character by air whileofavailing
and antecedents Leave Travel Concession - clarification regarding.
the applicant.
Security Deposit: Thetosecurity
is directed refer todeposit to be provided
this Department's by of
a.M. theeven
franchisee would
No. dated be
27.7.2009 on the above subject
based on the maximum possible level of financial transactions likely to be undertaken
and to say that consequent to issue of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No. 7(1)
by the franchisee in a day. The minimum security deposit would be Rs.10,000/- in the
shape ofdated 7/9/2009ofonbank
performance expenditure management the reimbursement of the expenses on air travel while
availing of the Leave Travel Concession by Government servants will be restricted to the cost of travel by the
economy class, irrespective of entitlement, with immediate effect.
Click here to see DOPT memo dated 9.9.2009Commission per transaction

Booking of Registered articles Rs.2.00

Posted by All India Association of IPs/ASPs at 5:24 PM


Booking of Speed Post articles Rs.2.00
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Booking of Money orders (Money orders
Expenditure Management - Economy Measures and
less than Rs.100/-(Rs.One hundred only)

Rationalization of Expenditure
can not be booked)

Sale of
Ministry ofPostage
in OMand
No Postal
No. 7(1) E.Coord/2009 dated
5 % of7.9.2009 has issued following guidelines on
sale amount
expenditure management :- form
stationery and Money order

10% Cut imposed in the non - plan expenditure

40 %under the following
of commission heads:-
earned by Department
Retail services
(a) Domestic and Foreign Travel expenses. (b) off in rupees,
Publications to be 40 %
(c) Professional or less) (d) Advertising and
Publicity (e) Office expenses (f) POL (except for security related requirement) (g) Other administrative expenses
Remaining portin IDENTIFIED
VI. LOCATIONS of non-plan expenditure
FRANCHISEto a mandatory
OUTLETS 5% cut excluding interest payments,
repayment of debt, Defence Capital, Salaries, Pension and the Finance commission grants to the States.
For Sl.
No. click here tolocation
Franchise see Finance Ministry OM dated 27.9.2009
Application to be sent to

1 Periyar nagar, Ranipet. Superintendent of Post Offices,

Posted by All India Association of IPs/ASPs at 9:57 AM Arakkonam Division,
Arakkonam - 631001
2 Kalavai
Labels: GENERAL Road, Arcot
Ph: 04177-232379/232543
Saturday, September 5, 2009
3 Kallikuppam, Ambattur

Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices,

4 Krishna Nagar, Maduravoyal
Tambaram Division,
Chennai - 600045
5 Krishna Nagar, Mudichur, Tambaram
Ph: 044-22266525/22260550

6 Sembakkam

7 Cathedral area
8 Chamiers Road

9 Santhome
• Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices,
Chennai City Central Division,
10 Abiramapuram area
Chennai - 600017
Ph: 044-24340981/24346980
11 Krishnampet

12 OF
Vivekananda HONORARIUM
College area TO
13 Government.Estate
Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions No. 142/20/2008- AVD I dated 25.7.2009
14 Jai Nagar, Arumbakkam
Subject: Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers/ Presenting Officers
15 Pallavan
The undersigned Nagar, to
is directed Nerkundram
refer to this department's OM no 134/4/99-AVD I dated 29th June 2001 and 7th
Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices,
April 2003 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the
Chennai Cityrates
honorarium payable to the IO//PO in the
case of16departmental
Secretariat Colony,were
inquiries Kilpauk
last revised vide OM dated 29th
Chennai - 600008 June 2001 in the case of serving
Government Servants functioning as part time IO/PO Ph:and vide OM dated 7th April 2003 in the case of retired
Govt ServantsSarma Nagar, Vyasarpadi
functioning as IO.
2. The18
existing rates of honorarium
Moolakadai as prescribed in the aforesaid OM was reviewed in consultation with the
High Road, Perambur
Ministry of Finance. As a result of review, it has been decided to revise the existing rates of the honorarium,
payable, to 10/PO. The rates of
Near Corporation honorarium
Zonal office, as revised are indicated in the table below:-
ParticularsAdambakkam Revised Rates ( per inquiry)
20 M.K.Chavadi, Perungudi Rs. 3000/-Maximum
a) Inquiry Officer (Part time Serving Govt
21 Bhaskar colony, Virugambakkam Rs 1500/- Minimum

22 Rangarajapuram Rs 1500/- Maximum

b) Presenting Officer (Part time serving Govt. Servants)
23 Mettupalayam Rs 750/- Minimum
Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices,
9750South Division,plus Rs 1500 for every additional
c) Retired
24 Government servants
West CIT Nagar, Periapet Chennai - 600017
Charged officer
Ph: 044-28342893/28342475
25 M.G.R Nagar
3 The grant of revised rates of honorarium as above will be subject to the same conditions stipulated vide para 4
of this26
Department's OMKanikapuram
Checkpost, No134/4/99-AVD-I dated 29th June 2001.
4, These orders will take effect from the date of issu~ and will also apply ro inquiries in progress.
27 AG's Colony or Housing Board
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of 'Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID no 14(4)!
Saidapet West

29All India
Posted by ForeAssociation
Shore Estate
of IPs/ASPs at 10:19 PM

Labels: GENERAL, MISC 2 comments Superintendent of Post Offices,

Tiruvannamalai Division,
28, 2009Cutcherry Tiruvannamalai - 606601
Ph: 04175-252465/253067

31 East Pondy Road, Villupuram

32 Thavalakuppam
Sr. Superintendent of Post Offices,
Pondicherry Division,
Airport Road, Kumaran Nagar,
33 Pondicherry - 605002
Ph: 0413-2337017/2334837

New Bus Stand / Maraimalai Adigal

Salai, Pondicherry

35 CISF Barracks, Kalpakkam

Superintendent of Post Offices,
Chengalpattu Division,
36 Mahalakshminagar, Guduvancherry
Chengalpattu - 603001
Ph: 044-27433465/27431432