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Saturday, 30 July 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell, 7 CPC)
Room No. 214, The Ashok
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission- Fixation of pay and Payment of arrears – instructions Regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department Of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25/07/2016, bringing out the decisions of the Government On the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as well as the consequent promulgation of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, notified vide G.S.R NO. 721(E) dated 25th July, 2016 regarding fixation Of pay in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 and to say the provisions governing such fixation Of pay have been clearly enunciated in the said Rules.
2. Accordingly in pursuance of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, appropriate necessary action to fix the pay of the employees covered thereunder in the revised pay structure needs to be carried out forthwith in accordance with the provisions contained therein. In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed at Annexure. The statement of fixation of pay in revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the Service Book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller Of Accounts/Controller Of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post-check.
3. The revised pay structure effective from 01.012016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01 2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016. The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.
4. The decision on the revised rates and the date of effect of all Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such Allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued on 25.072016
5. The contributions under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall Continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders,
6. The existing system on interest free advances for medical treatment, Travelling Allowance for family Of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall continue as hitherto.
7. The arrears as accruing on account Of revised pay consequent upon fixation Of pay under CCS Rules. 2016 with effect from 01 012016 shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment Of salary for the month Of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay. DDOs/PAOs shall ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.
8. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check Of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay, However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date Of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl Of the arrears claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.
9. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore, the Drawing & Disbursing Officers should make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof,
10. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.
11. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement Of arrears should be completed immediately.
12. Hindi version will follow.
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Download : 7thCPC pay fixation and Payment of Arrears
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016
No. 1-2/2016-IC.— The Seventh Central Pay Commission (Commission) was set up by the Government of India vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III (A), dated the 28th February, 2014. The period for submission of report by the Commission was extended upto 31st December, 2015 vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III(A), dated the 8th September, 2015. The Commission, on 19th November, 2015, submitted its Report on the matters covered in its Terms of Reference as specified in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014.
2. The Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the recommendations of the Commission in respect of the categories of employees covered in its Terms of Reference contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014 in the manner as specified hereinafter.
3. The Government has accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay without any material alteration with the following exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix in order to maintain parity in pay with Central Armed Police Forces, namely :-
(i) the Index of Rationalisation of Level 13A (Brigadier) in Defence Pay Matrix may be revised upward from 2.57 to 2.67;
(ii) additional three stages in Levels 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added appropriately in the Defence Pay Matrix.
(1) The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the notification of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure I in respect of civilian employees.
(2) With regard to fixation of pay of the employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 1st day of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee.
(3) After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above, the subsequent increments in the Level shall be at the immediate next Cell in the Level.
5. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.
6. The Commission’s recommendations and Government’s decision thereon with regard to revised pay structure for civilian employees of the Central Government and personnel of All India Services as specified at Annexure I and the consequent pay fixation therein as specified at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1st day of January, 2016. The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017.
7. The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members.The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months.
Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.
8. The recommendations of the Commission relating to interest bearing Advances as well as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.
9. The recommendations of the Commission for increase in rates of monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of employees has not been accepted. The existing rates of monthly contribution shall continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees.
10. The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Commission on upgrading of posts except for those specified at Annexure III. The recommendations on upgradation specified at Annexure III will be separately examined by Department of Personnel and Training for taking a comprehensive view in the matter.
11. The Government has not accepted the recommendations of the Commission on downgrading of posts and normal replacement will be provided in such cases.
12. While revising the pay of Doctors in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance is admissible and Railway employees in respect of whom Running Allowance is admissible, it will be ensured that the actual raise in pay at the time of initial fixation is about 14.29 percent as recommended by the Commission.
13. The pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be protected and the difference in the pay will be given to them in the form of Personal Pay to be made effective from the date of notification.
14. Recommendations not relating to pay, pension and allowances and other administrative issues specific to Departments/Cadres/Posts will be examined by the Ministries/Departments concerned as per the Allocation of Business Rules or Transaction of Business Rules. Until a decision is taken by the Government on administrative issues pertaining to
(i) Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) presently admissible to the Indian Police Service/Indian Forest Service and Organised Group ‘A’ Services,
(ii) two years’ edge to Indian Administrative Service officers vis-a-vis other All India Services/Organised Group ‘A’ Services in empanelment under Central Staffing Scheme,
(iii) grant of two additional increments at Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Selection Grade to Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service at par with Indian Administrative Service and Indian Foreign Service
(iv) a uniform retirement age for all ranks in Central Armed Police Forces, where the Commission could not arrive at a consensus, status quo shall be maintained.
15. A Committee of Secretaries comprising Secretaries of Departments of Personnel and Training, Financial Services and Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be set up to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System (NPS).
16. Anomalies Committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission.
17. Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them.
18. The Government of India wishes to place on record their appreciation of the work done by the Commission.
Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.
Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned.
R.K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy
Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Pay relating to Civilian employees in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ and personnel of All India Services and Government’s decisions thereon.
I. Pay Fixation in revised Pay Structure:
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1Minimum pay in government with effect from01.01.2016 at Rs. 18000 per month (Para 4.2.13 of the Report)Accepted2Pay Matrix comprising two dimensions havinghorizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1, 2, 3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression”. These indicate the steps of annual financial progression (Para 5.1.21 of the Report)Accepted3On recruitment, an employee joins at a particularlevel and progresses within the level as per thevertical range. The movement is usually on an annual basis, based on annual increments till the time of their next promotion. (Para 5.1.22 of the Report)Accepted4The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. (Para 5.1.27 of the
Report)Accepted5Pay of employees to be fixed in the revised PayStructure in the manner laid down in Paras 5.1.28 and 5.1.29 of the Report.Accepted6In case of upgrading of posts recommended by the Commission, the pay may be fixed in revised Pay Structure in manner laid down in Para 5.1.30 of the Report.Accepted. The recommendation regarding downgrading not accepted and, therefore, no occasion for fixation on downgrading of posts.7Pay of direct recruits will start at the minimum pay corresponding to the Level to which
recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each Level in the Matrix (Para 5.1.32 of the Report)Accepted8On promotion, pay of employees to be fixed in the manner laid down in Para 5.1.33 of the Report.AcceptedII. Annual Increments:
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report.AcceptedIII.Modified Assured Carred Progression Scheme:
Recommendation of the seventh central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next Level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. (Para 5.1.44 of the Report)Accepted2Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial ungrdation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report)Accepted3Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report)Accepted
IV. Consolidated Pay Package in Regulatory Bodies:
Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,50,000 (Rupees Four Lakh and Fifty Thousand only) for Chairpersons of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)Accepted2Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,00,000 (Rupees Four Lakh only) for Members of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)Accepted3Consolidated pay package in above cases to be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. All other benefits, including Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on tour etc., to be provided by the Regulatory Bodies as per their rules and regulations. (Para No. 13.15 (ii) of the Report)Accepted4Normal replacement pay for existing Members of the remaining regulatory bodies set up under Acts of Parliament. (Para No. 13.15 (iii) of the Report)AcceptedV. Dearness Allowance:
Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue
(Para 8.17.37 of the Report)Accepted. The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance after coming into force of the revised Pay structure shall undergo change
accordingly and will be linked to the average index as on 01.01.2016.
List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by seventh Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training
A (I). Upgradation other than Apex Level:
Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended by seventh Central Pay Commission
1Junior Radiographer of Andaman and
Nicobar Islands Administration (7.7.50)200028002Preservation Assistant, Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (11.16.19)200024003Senior Technical Assistant (Survey), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)420046004Senior Technical Assistant (Drawing), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)420046005Technical Officer, Office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)420046006Assistant Director Grade-II (Technical), Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)460048007Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Division of Defence, Ministry of Defence
(11.12.140)48005400 )PB-2) on completion of 4 years service8Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)48009Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts),
Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)480010Senior Inspector (Store Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)480011Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)4200460012Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendent (CMS), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)4600480013Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist, Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)48005400 (PB-2)
A(II). Up-gradation to Apex Scale:
Name Of Post
(Para No.of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
1Director General (Indian Coast Guard) (11.12.27)2Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (11.47.9)3Vice President of Income Tax Tribunal, Department of Legal Affairs (11.27.27)4Head, National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi (14.21)5Head, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune (14.21)6Head, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (14.21)B. Cases recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission in which no action is required:
Name of Post
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission
1Agriculture Assistant, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)24002800Posts do not exist2Gardner overseer, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)240028003Group Level Worker, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (11.23.170)240028004ExtensionOfficer (Agriculture) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (11.23.170)240028005Farm Manager Junior, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)240028006Assistant Store Keeper, Indian Bureau of Mines
(11.29.24)19002400This post already exists in Grade pay 2400
Monday, 25 July 2016
SYLLABUS FOR INSPECTOR OF POST OFFICES EXAMINATION
Directorate vide letter No. 7-14/2011-SPB-II dated 9-3-2011 has circulated revised Pattern and Syllabus for Limited Department Competitive Examination for the post of IPs for filling up 66.66% vacancies in the Department. The examination will now be held only for 4 papers without the aid of books with 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in each paper.The date for holding of the Examination will be communicated separately by the DE Division. Revised Pattern and Syllabus is as under:
Pattern and Syllabus is as under:
Paper I –
(1) Acts/Rules/ Guidelines Instructions relating to Inland & Foreign Posts, Mail Operations, Money Remittances, Savings Bank Schemes and Certificates Rural and Postal Life Insurance.
(2) Organization of Department, Office Procedure and Material Management for optimum utilization of network, Establishment and Administrative Matters.
Paper II – CCS (Conduct) Rules, CCS (CCA) Rules, Accounts, FRs & SRs and
Paper III (1) Constitution of India
(2) Short title, extent, commencement and definitions of CPC & CrPC.
(i) CrPC: Proclamation for person absconding attachment of property of person absconding , claims and objections to attachments, release, sale and restoration of attached property.
(ii) Indian Evidence Act: Short title, extent and commencement
Of the relevancy of the facts: Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts, relevancy of facts forming part of the same transaction, facts which are the occasion, cause or effect of facts in issue;motive, preparation and previous or subsequent conduct.
Facts which need not be proved:
Of oral evidence:
Of documentary evidence
(iii) Indian Penal Code: General Explanation:
Of offences by or relating to public servants
Of contempts of the lawful authority of public servants
Of the criminal breach of contract of service
(3) RTI Act and Consumer Protection Act
Paper IV –
English Language General Knowledge & Reasoning/ Intelligence
8500 post offices will turn into e-Centers by June next year
State Minister for Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Thursday said the government would turn 8,500 post offices into e-centres by June, 2017 to disseminate information and communication technology services to the rural people across the country. He said this on behalf of State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Begum Tarana Halim while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh in the House.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
India Post payments bank’s first chief may be an SBI executive
NEW DELHI: India Post Payments Bank, which is in a hurry to appoint a head, could get its first chief executive officer from the country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI).
The bank’s board comprising the CEO, chairperson, besides government nominees and five independent directors is expected to be in place by September.
India Post had written to top five government banks including SBI, Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda among others in identifying the chief.
Sources said that SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya has already responded and proposed a name. However, at a later stage, the payments bank is likely to have a search and select committee in place for the appointment of a CEO.
“We are in a hurry to put everything in place as soon as possible, we sought suggestions from the top public sector banks to help us in finding a CEO,” SK Sinha, secretary, department of post, told HT.
The government set aside an initial corpus of ₹ 800 crore for the bank. While the bank will roll out 650 bank branches by September 2017, it will also use the 154,000 existing post offices to sell a host of its products and the new bank could hire about 2,000 people.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
The Finance Minister Statement On Multiplication Factor to be revised at least 3 - 7th Central Pay Commission
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
QUESTION NO 28 ANSWERED ON 19.07.2016
7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
Shri Neeraj Shekhar
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Government has implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date of notification thereof;
(c) whether increase in pay of Central Government Officials is historically low under 7th CPC; if so, the reasons thereof;
(d) whether employees unions/trade unions have announced to go on indefinite strike against the historically low revision of salaries by Government, if so, the response of Government thereto; and
(e) whether uniform multiplication factor of at least 3 is proposed to be applied for revision of pay under 7th CPC; if not, the reasons there for?
THE FINANCE MINISTER (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
A statement is being laid on the Table of the House
Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 28 for 19.07.2016 by Shri Neeraj Shekhar on 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
(a) & (b): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.
(c) The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances
(d) Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.
(e) In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
INFORMATION ABOUT CADRE RESTRUCTURING
TODAY ON DATED 20.07.2016, COMRADE R.N. PARASHAR SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE MET SHRI S.K. DASHORA, DDG (ESTT) DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AT DAK BHAWAN, NEW DELHI AND ENQUIRED THE PROGRESS OF CADRE RESTRUCTURING FOR LEFT OUT CATEGORIES OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT.
HE INTIMATED THAT THE PROPOSAL HAS ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED TO DOP&T AND DOP&T HAS MADE SOME QUERIES FOR WHICH REPLY IS BEING SENT. AFTER BEING APPROVAL FROM DOP&T, THE PROPOSAL WILL BE SENT TO FINANCE MINISTRY FOR FINAL SANCTION.
WE HOPE EARLY APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
India Post seeks services of students, unemployed for delivering goods
With online orders piling up, India Post is hiring students and the jobless to deliver goods, S.K. Sinha, secretary at the department of post, said on Thursday.
The department recently issued orders under which it can hire third-party persons, such as unemployed people and students, to pick up and deliver articles from post offices, with a 12% commission for every delivery.
“If you pick up about 10 orders of about 1 kg, you can earn Rs100-250 per day,” said Sinha, adding that the programme will also help generate employment. There’s an upper limit for how much commission you can earn.
The outsourcing will augment its parcel service and bring it at par with other private parcel services that offer to pick up orders from the customer’s location.
The postal department’s revenue from COD (cash on delivery) consignments from e-commerce majors surged to Rs.1,300 crore in the year ending March 2016, up from Rs.500 crore in 2014-15, and just Rs.100 crore in 2013-14.
E-commerce firms availing India Post’s services include all the major online portals such as Amazon India, Flipkart as well as Snapdeal.
The requirements to register for the program is an identification proof and reference from two prominent person known to the post office, after which the third party will be given a licence to deliver and pick up articles.
With e-commerce and financial services expected to take off, the department is expecting earnings from these services to help break even in the next 6-7 years.
India Post recorded a deficit of about Rs.6,000 crore for fiscal year 2015, a 14.4% increase from a year earlier.
The department is also looking at revenue from its online service, e-post office, which sells philately products as well as the newly launched bottled Gangajal, water from the river Ganga.
There is strong demand for Gangajal with almost all the stock sold out, added Sinha.
India Post has sold at least 4,000 bottles of Gangajal, considered holy by Hindus, from its post offices and online and has witnessed strong demand from southern states such as Tamil Nadu.
“While India Post doesn’t generate any profit from the Gangajal program, it does create a lot of goodwill for the department, which in turn can help attract users for its speed post and banking services,” Sinha said.
Source : Live Mint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide whether to sanction the changes or not. If he does, then Parliamentarians will take home a basic salary of One Lakh per month, instead of Rs, 50,000, besides other allowances.
Monday, 18 July 2016
90 days paid leave for central govt employees who are victims of sexual harassment
PTI| Sunday, July 17, 2016
Women central government employees who have filed complaints of sexual harassment can now get a paid leave of three months during the pendency of inquiry, the government has said.
The leave will be in addition to those already given to central government employees.
The move assumes significance as there have been complaints of accused trying to influence or threaten victims of sexual harassment in a few cases.
Leave up to a maximum of 90 days may be granted to an aggrieved female government servant during the pendency of inquiry, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.