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Nov 21, 2016

Allotments/ Re-allotments in ASP cadre

Relaxation of Rs.25000/- limit for deposits in Branch Post Offices upto 30th December, 2016

From: Director (CBS)
Sent: 18 November 2016 17:57
To: All CPMG; CPMG Telangana Circle
Cc: All PMG; DDG (Financial Services); All Postal Divisions; Director (Vigilance)

Subject: Relaxation of Rs.25000/- limit for deposits in Branch Post Offices.

Respected Sir/Madam,
In view of current order /instructions by the Government regarding supply of  adequate cash for funding to rural areas in Branch Post Offices,  and also  an  email was sent by this on 14th Nov, 2016 & 15th  Nov, 2016,  that  withdrawals and deposits in Branch Post Office should be encouraged, so that public in rural areas get access to new currency notes..

With a view to facilitate this effort of the Government, the  SB order No.5 dated 21.06.2016,  Point No. 18 i.e., “ No BPM should accept cash deposit transaction for more than Rs. 25000/- in any account in a day. Instructions in this regard should issued by Circle/Regions and Divisions” is here by relaxed till ​30th December, 2016. It is re iterated  that Cap for 25,000 /- has been lifted (upto 30th December, 2016).

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

CAT cases filed for holding of PS Gr. B examination separately for year wise vacancies

One CAT case each filed at Hon'ble Ernakulam and Madras Bench by IP/ASPs of Kerala and Tamil Nadu circle respectively for holding of PS Gr. B examination separately for year wise vacancies. 

CAT filed at Ernakulam Bench (OA No. 180/953/2016 and M.A 180/1242/2016)) is said to be heard today & posted for instructions to department on 23/11/2016. 
The case filed at Madras Bench is said to be come up for admission on 21/11/2016.  

Payment of PLI/RPLI premia through demonetized currency notes

Exchange of Cash limit reduced to Rs 2,000 from 17.11.2016

The government today revised certain guidelines for the withdrawal of cash, limiting counter exchange of old Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2000 starting from tomorrow. 

Salary advance for the month of November 2016 to be paid to Non- Gazetted employees of Central Government in Cash

Click here to view the Dept of Expenditure Ministry of Finance OM dated 17.11.2016 on the above subject matter.

Central Government takes several decisions to facilitate farmers, small traders, Group ‘C’ Employees of Central Government

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance


The Central Government takes several decisions to facilitate farmers, small traders, Group ‘C’ Employees of Central Government including equivalent levels in the Defence and Para Military Forces, Railways and Central Public Sector Enterprises in the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes; 

Also decides to reduce the limit of exchange of old Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes across the counter in banks from Rs. 4500/- to Rs. 2000/-with effect from 18th November, 2016.

In the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, the Government of India has been receiving several suggestions including those from the State Governments. The Government has considered various suggestions and the following decisions relating to certain operational aspects of this scheme have been taken: 

i. We are now at the beginning of the Rabi season. The farmers need various inputs for their agricultural activities. While the Government is keen on promoting payment through the banking or digital system, it is felt necessary to make some quantum of cash available with farmers to meet various expenses in connection with agricultural operations. It has, therefore, been decided that farmers would be permitted to draw upto Rs. 25000/- per week in cash from their KYC compliant accounts only. These cash withdrawals would be subject to the normal loan limits and conditions. This facility will also apply to the Kisan Credit Cards (KCC). 

ii. Farmers are currently selling their produce from the Kharif season in the APMC markets/mandis. The farmers who receive such payments in their bank accounts through cheque/ RTGS will be permitted to draw up to Rs. 25000/- per week in cash. These accounts will have to be KYC compliant. This facility will enable the farmers to meet their various expenses connected with agriculture. This will also infuse lot of liquidity into the rural sector. 

iii. Traders registered with APMC markets/mandis will be permitted to draw up to Rs. 50,000/- per week in cash from their KYC compliant accounts as in the case of business entities. This will enable these traders to pay wages and facilitate easy loading, unloading and other activities at the mandis. 

iv. For payment of crop insurance premium, States fix time limits depending on their local requirements and conditions. Consequently, the last date for payment expires on different dates. It has now been decided to extend the last date for payment of crop insurance premium by 15 days.

v. While encouraging families to incur wedding expenses through cheques or digital means, it has been decided to permit families celebrating weddings to draw up to Rs. 2,50,000/- in cash from their own bank accounts. These accounts have to be necessarily KYC compliant. The amounts can be drawn only by either of the parents or the person getting married. Only one of them will be permitted to draw this amount. This limit of Rs. 2,50,000/- will apply separately to the girl’s family and the boy’s family. The person drawing such amount has to furnish the PAN details. Further, a self-declaration will have to be submitted by the person to the effect that only one person from his/her family is drawing the amount. It is expected that members of the public will fully cooperate to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to. Any misuse of this facility will invite appropriate action based on the self-declaration and other details. 

vi. At present, over the counter exchange of old Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes is limited up to maximum of Rs. 4500/- per person. Reports have been received that the same persons are going back to the counter again and again, thereby cornering the facility and depriving many other people from exchanging old notes. There are also reports of organized groups indulging in such practices to convert their black money into white. It is now expected and desirable that people put their old notes into their bank accounts. However, for convenience of the people who may be on temporary visit either for work or otherwise, it has been decided to reduce this limit of exchange of old Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes across the counter in banks from Rs. 4500/- to Rs. 2000/-. This facility will be available only once per person. The reduced limit of Rs. 2000/- will take effect from 18th November, 2016. 

vii. Central Government employees up to Group `C’ including equivalent levels in the Defence and Para Military Forces, Railways and Central Public Sector Enterprises will be given an option to draw salary advance up to Rs. 10,000/- in cash. This amount will be adjusted in their salary for November, 2016. It is expected that this decision will ease the pressure on the banks. 

Banks, Post offices to report cash deposits of over Rs 2.5 lakh to I-T

The government has asked banks and post offices to report to the I-T Department all deposits above Rs 2.50 lakh in savings accounts, and more than Rs 12.50 lakh in current accounts, made during the 50-day window provided to tender the scrapped 500 and 1000 rupee notes. 

As per a notification issued today, banks, co-operative banks and post offices will have to report to the tax department cash deposits exceeding Rs 50,000 in a single day or aggregating to more than Rs 2.5 lakh during the period November 9, to December 30, 2016. 

These entities will also have to report cash deposits during the period aggregating to Rs 12.50 lakh or more, in one or more current account of a person. 

The Finance Ministry has notified the amended Rule for filing of Annual Information Return (AIR) report by banking company, cooperative bank and post offices on account of aggregate cash deposits in one or more current account of a person. 

Banks and post offices now have to file a statement of financial transaction in respect of these transactions on or before January 31, 2017, the notification said. 

Earlier, they were required to report to the I-T Department only when cash deposits in an account exceeded Rs 10 lakh in one full year. 

In view of apprehensions that large number of illegal or black money may sought to be converted into white during the window provided till December 30, the Revenue Department has issued fresh set of instructions. 

In a major assault on black money, counterfeit notes and terror financing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 8 announced demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1000/500 and asked the public to deposit them in banks by December 30. 

Since then, seemingly unending queues of people trying to deposit and exchange their scrapped currency notes are being witnesses at banks and post offices. 

Tax department officers are of the view that the 50-day window provided to people to deposit or exchange notes should not be misused and hence the need to keep a tab on such high value deposits. 

Those depositing large amounts of unaccounted money will have to face the consequences under tax laws, which provide for a 30 per cent tax, 12 per cent interest and a 200 per cent penalty. 

"CBDT has brought two-fold amendment casting a reporting responsibility on the taxpayer as well as the bank, thereby ensuring that bank doesn't let go off the non-compliant taxpayers," Nangia & Co Managing Partner Rakesh Nangia said. 

Source : The Economic Times

Nov 9, 2016

SB order 12/2016 dated 8-11-2016 regarding Withdraw of Legal Tender Character of existing Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- Currency notes

Consequent on withdrawal of Rs 500/- and 1000/- denomination notes by Govt India, Post offices have to play key role in exchange of notes etc besides Banks. Postal Directorate has issued detailed instructions on the role of post office vide SB order dated 08.11.2016.
All the staff of Dept of Posts are required to download the attachment and study the instructions to serve the common public particularly rural public in a better way at the need of the hour .
Post offices should not do any kind of cash transaction on 09.11.2016.
Click here to view SB order no 12/2016 dated 08.11.2016.

Text of Prime Minister’s address to the Nation

Click here to view the Prime Minister’s address to the Nation at 0800 PM on 08.11.2016 through Doordarshan in connection with withdrawal of Rs 500/- and 1000/- Denomination Currency notes.

Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes scrapped: All you need to know and do in next few days

Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes are being withdrawn from midnight. He said that such notes will become “mere paper”.

Here’s what you need to know and do in the next few days: 

# All banks will remain closed for public work on November 9. 

# Deposit currently used notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 in post office accounts or banks by December 30, 2016. There will be no limit on the deposit amounts. 

# Exchange old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 at any bank, head post office or sub post office by showing ID proof. The limit for this is Rs 4000 upto Nov 24.

# There’ll be a limit on withdrawal of Rs 10,000 per day and Rs 20,000 per week. This limit will be increased in the coming days.

# No restrictions of any kind on non-cash payments by cheques, demand drafts, debit or credit cards and electronic fund transfers. 

# Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will cease to be legal tender from the midnight of November 8, 2016.

# On Nov 9 and in some places on Nov 10, 2016, ATMs will not work. 

# For 72 hours, these places and institutions will continue to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for payment: 

--Government hospitals will continue to accept old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes for payment.

--Rrailway ticket booking counters, ticket counters of government buses and airline ticket counters at airports will accept old notes for purchase of tickets.

--Petrol, diesel and gas stations authorised by public sector oil companies

--Consumer co-operative stores authorised by state or central government.

--Milk booths authorised by state governments

--Crematoria and burial grounds

Check out RBI notifications for more details.

Final Seniority List of Stenographer Grade-I as on 01.01.2011

Directorate vide Memo No. 05-04/2016-SPB-I dated 4-11-2016 has circulated final seniority list of Stenographer Grade-I as on 1/1/2011.
Click here to view the same.

Children Education Allowane(CEA)-Clarification regarding e-Receipts

Click here view Directorate Memo No. 33-05/2013-PAP dated 26th October 2016

Oct 31, 2016

Retirement on superannuation

The following officers are retired from service  on superannuation on 31.10.2016. IP(A)SP Andhra  wishes them a happy retired life.

1.Sri S.V.Siva Prasad, SSPOs Vijayawada Dn
2. Sri L.S.N. Murthy, SSPOs, Chittor Dn
3. Sri M. Chandra Sekhar, SP, PSD, Rajahmundry

Enhancement of GDS Exgratia Bonus from Rs 3500/- to Rs 7000/-

Centre approves 2% DA, to benefit over 1 cr staff, pensioners

The Central Govt  today approved 2 per cent dearness allowance and relief benefiting about 50.68 lakh employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners.

The decision to provide 2 per cent DA on basic pay was taken by the Union Cabinet and will be effective from July 1, 2016.

The 2 per cent DA will result in annual burden of Rs 5,622.10 crore, though for period of 8 months (July-February in 2016-17), it would be Rs 3,748.06 crore.

The central government had increased DA by 6 per cent to 125 per cent in March this year. DA was later merged with the basic pay following the implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

"The Union Cabinet has given its approval to release an installment of DA to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners from July 1, 2016 representing an increase of 2 per cent of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise," a press statement said.

According to statement, the increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs 5,622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs 3,748.06 crore.

Post offices to go paperless in six months

ONGOLE, October 29, 2016 : In a customer-centric initiative, India Post will go paperless shortly implementing Core System Integrator (CSI) Project across different channels, levels and locations, according to its Vijayawada Region Postal Services Director E. Veerabhadra Rao.

Addressing the media here on Friday night, he said, “A pilot project is being implemented in Machilipatnam in this region to lay down a robust IT infrastructure, implement software applications. All services of the Postal Department will go online in six months time.” Customer Interaction Channels would provide services through call centre, web portal and mobile devices.

The CSI also provided for IT-based mail operations with improved article tracking and technology-driven logistics network. Finance & Accounts as also Human Resources Management would be done online under CSI, he added.

“India Post is fully geared up to offer banking services from new fiscal,” he said, adding that the Reserve Bank of India had in principle agreed to inter-portability of its Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) with those of PSU banks. “Some ticklish issues like addressing the complaints of the customers of each other are being looked into,” he added.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

Judgement by Supreme court for payment of “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK” to Daily/Casual/ Adhoc employees

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Historical 102 pages Judgment in Civil Appeal No. 2013 of 2013 dated 26.10.2016 has directed that Temporary Employees, Adhoc Appointees, employees appointed on Casual basis, contractual employees and the like, if the concerned employees are rendering similar duties and responsibilities as were being discharged by regular employees holding the same/corresponding posts are entitled “for equal pay for equal work” such employees are entitled for draw wages at the minimum of the pay scale extended to regular employees holding the same posts. 
Click here to view the Copy of Supreme court Judgement.