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Monday, 20 October 2014

GRANT OF TA & TRANSIT (TA & TP) TO OFFICIALS TRANSFERRED ON COMPLETION OF TENURE TO THE PLACE OF THEIR CHOICE.

A proposal on grant TA and transit to officials who are transferred on completion of tenure to the place of their choice was under consideration in this Directorate for sometime past.

     SR-114 governs TA on transfer distinguishes between transfer for public convenience and transfer on own request.  Although transfer on completion of tenure in one office has not been specifically referred to in this rule, yet the transfer on completion of tenure is a transfer for public convenience.  On completion of tenure, the official has to be transferred out for operational reasons.  Therefore, such a transfer is mandatory, while posting to a place of choice is secondary and subject to public convenience.  In view of this posting to a place of choice after completion of full tenure may not be normally termed as a "transfer on own request" under SR-114.

     It has, therefore, been decided that henceforth officials transferred after completion of full tenure as prescribed from time to time to the place of their choice will be entitled for TA and Transit.

     These orders are effective from the date of issue.      

                                                        ( DG(P) Lr.No.17-3/94-PAP dated 18.12.1995 )
PAYMENT OF INCENTIVE TO POSTAL STAFF ENGAGED FOR ISSUING RAILWAY RESERVATION TICKETS UNDER PRS SCHEME.

     This is regarding payment of incentive to the postal staff engaged for issuance of railway reservation tickets under PRS Scheme.

     It has been decided by the Department that incentive to the postal staff will be paid at the following rates:

a) Incentive for Booking Assistant at PRS Counter     - Rs.3/- per ticket.
b) Incentive for Supervisor at PRS Counter                - Rs.1/- per ticket.

     It would also entail that such work would be performed over and above the normal duties given to them officially and also that no additional establishment would be asked for nor OTA demanded on that basis.

     ( DG(P) No.71-03/2005-BD&MD/Vol.II dated 12.05.2008 )
ENHANCEMENT OF FINANCIAL POWERS OF HSG, HSG-II AND LSG POST MASTERS

A reference is invited to Circular No.62-8/64-CI dated 20.10.1965 delegating financial powers to HSG and LSG Postmasters to incur expenditure of a contingent nature on the following items:

a) Replacing, repairing, cleaning, oiling, shifting of electric lights and fittings, fans etc. of the office in a rented building when the charge is a Government liability.
b) Repairs of Department bicycles.
c) Purchase of earthen pots, glass tumblers, dusters, brooms etc.
d) Purchase and repairs to furniture.
e) Emergent arrangements for conveyance of mails.

2. The question of enhancement of the powers were being examined in the Directorate in view of the rise in the prices and it has been decided to enhance the powers given to HSG & LSG Postmasters from Rs.30 & Rs.20/- respectively on each occasion to Rs.60/- & Rs.40/- respectively on each occasion subject to availability of funds.

3. Other instructions regarding control and checking of the expenditure by the Supdt. of Post Office contained in the letter under reference should be followed.

4. This issues with concurrence of the Internal Finance vide their diary no.698/Dir. FA/93 dated 12.07.93.

(DG(P) Lr.No.18-7/92, CI dated 20.07.1993)
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Friday, 17 October 2014

MINUTES OF THE POST MASTERS' ASSOCIATION, A.P.CIRCLE GENERAL BODY MEETING HELD ON 05.10.2014(SUNDAY) AT RAJAHMUNDRY.


Dear Post Masters,

            As scheduled, the general body meeting of Post Masters’ association, A.P.Circle was held at Head Post Office premises, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District in a grand way.  President Sri Y.S.R.Srinivasulu, PM(Grade-III), Trimulgherry HO, Hyd; Secretary Sri D.S.K.Prasad, PM(Grade-I), Vijayanagar Colony SO, Hyd, Treasurer Sri M.Srinivasa Reddy, Post Master(Grade-I), Jubilee Hills SO, Hyd and Asst.Circle Secretary Sri D.Chandra Sekhar, PM(Grade-I), S.Kota SO have attended the meeting.  Sri Venkateswar Rao, PM(Gr-I), Mummadivaram SO hosted the meeting.  Sri T.Ammiraju, PM(Gr-III), Anakapalli HO presided over the meeting.  Though due to continuous holidays and non-availability of train reservations, 30 members have attended from various parts of Andhra Pradesh postal Circle and many of our members have extended their solidarity through phone.

            Our Rajahmundry friends Sri Venkateswara Rao and Sri Suvarna Raju, PM(Gr-I), Aryapuram SO made excellent arrangements for the meeting.  The association is appreciating their efforts in the success of meeting. As per agenda, various issues relating to our cadre was discussed in length.  As of now we are getting informal meetings at Circle level for bringing our issues to the notice of kind hearted Chief PMG and we have succeeded to resolve our issues to some extent.  Hence, we should be thankful to our beloved Chief PMG and Circle level administration.  Our association was started in the year 2012 with great ambitions and aspirations for re-dressal of our unique problems arising in our newly created cadre.  We are once again reiterating that we are not against to any union/association, nobody can discriminate our association/members.  We are all know that this cadre was created by the Department to improve/upgrade the functioning of the Post Offices, meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and to increase productivity that it has absolutely become essential and to ensure that key Post Offices are headed by professional managers.”  But during last three and half years after introduction of this cadre, so much ambiguity has been created at field level and no one tries to get clarify these. Often we have humiliated from both sides i.e. administrative and operative side.  However, we have completed almost 4 years journey in this cadre.  No doubt about that we have whole heartedly worked to improve work efficiency of our Post Offices both in technologically and financially.  During regional excellence awards held in Vijayawada Region, many of our Post Master cadre officials taken awards in various categories.

            Therefore we can understood from above that administration will definitely appreciate those working for the Department.  Now we are at middle of the journey.  During 2nd All India Conference of Post Masters meeting held at Jaipur(Rajasthan), mixed opinions came up regarding shifting/joining to All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL) or getting recognition to our own association.  At this juncture, we need readymade and immediate forum for redressal of our problems at circle level and directorate level.  Though some of our friends are trying to get recognition to our own association, we have no hope to get it by 2015.  During last 3 years our association at circle level made so many efforts in bringing our problems to the notice of higher-ups and succeeded to.  We have submitted one proposal to the VII CPC(Central Pay Commission) regarding our Post Master Cadre through General Secretary, AIAPS(GL), New Delhi and received acknowledgement from VII CPC also.  This is remarkable achievement.  We need deeds not words at this crucial time.

            Sri Y.S.R.Srinivasulu, President and Sri D.S.K.Prasad, Secretary emphasized the above issues and request you to register your opinion regarding shifting/joining in the All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL), in the meeting.  Sri T.Ammiraju, Sri Venkateswar Rao, Sri D.Chandra Sekhar, Sri Yesu, Sri Ramesh, Sri Y.Satish  Sri MGS Prasad and Sri R.Anil Kumar have given their valuable speeches in the meeting.   Therefore, all attended members unanimously given their consent to join the All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL) immediately for redressal of our own cadre problems but not against any union/association.  In that meeting attended members were requested to obtain resignation and declaration forms. Please send resignation letter to respective Head Post master and declaration forms to Sri D.S.K.Prasad, PM, Vijaynagar colony SO, Hyderabad-500057 Proformae are given below.

            Members attend the meeting have unanimously elected Sri D.S.K.Prasad as Convener and Sri Y.S.R.Srinivasulu, Sri M.Srinivasa Reddy as members for formation of circle level committee in the AIAPS(GL) and submitted their names to General Secretary, AIAPS(GL)  on the same day.  In next 2 months, we will conduct another general body meeting at appropriate place and elect circle level ad-hoc body.  After that only we will come into existence.

            It is also requested to send your subscriptions which are due, to Sri M Srinivasa Reddy, Postmaster(Gr-I), Jubilee Hills SO, Hyderabad – 500033 through eMO(not service eMO).  It is also decided in the meeting to subscribe Rs 300/- to All India Association of Postal Supervisors as a onetime measure till Jun 2015 after which the subscription will be deducted from salary.

            We hope that everybody understand our feelings and give support to this action.  Awaiting for declarations from all of you.  Thanking you all for the support.

Truly yours                            Truly yours                              Truly yours
Y.S.R.Srinivaslu                  D.S.K.Prasad                        MS Reddy






METHOD OF ADDRESS - PARTIAL MODIFICATION OF RULE 27 OF PO GUIDE PART-I

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PLI-RPLI CLARIFICATION REGARDING RATE OF INTEREST PAYABLE TO CLAIMANTS


Thursday, 16 October 2014

INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF CASH REMITTANCES.

48. Instructions regarding the exchange of cash remittances. – 

(1) The Head of the Circle is required to prescribe how first class head offices situated at stations where there is no treasury or sub-treasury are to be supplied with funds and how they are to be relieved of their surplus funds. A first class head office may be authorised to exchange remittances with any other head office.

(2) When it is not desirable that cash should be sent through the post from one office (head, sub, or branch) to another, the head of the Circle will prescribe the system under which the remittances are to be exchanged. It may be ordered that a special carrier, such as a postman, village postman, overseer or other subordinate, should be employed to convey the remittances, or remittances may be ordered to be made by means of bank-bills (hundi) or in any other way that the Head of the Circle may consider best suited to the needs of the case; but if remittances are to be systematically made by means of bank-bills (whether commission has to be paid or not) or through an outside agency, the Director-General’s sanction must be obtained. The detailed arrangements in the case of post offices under the control of a Superintendent will be prescribed by him, but they must be based on the system ordered by the Head of the Circle.

(3) Cash sent through the post must always be enclosed in cloth or leather cash bags, and ordinarily leather cash bags are to be used when the remittance includes coins or exceeds Rs. 100. Cloth bags are to be used when the remittance consists of currency notes only and does not exceed Rs. 100. In exceptional individual cases, the remitting office may exercise its discretion on the use of leather or cloth cash bag provided no risk is involved. It is, however, not intended that all offices that send cash by post should be supplied with leather cash bags as well as cloth ones. However, offices which exchange remittances exceeding Rs. 100 on an average of at least 10 times a month may be supplied with leather cash bags. In a special cases, a deviation from the above principles can be made under the previous orders of the Heads of the Circle. Whenever it is ordered that a special carrier should be employed to convey remittances, it should be laid down whether the money is to be made over loose to the carrier or enclosed in a cash bag. Ordinarily cash in excess of Rs. 250 should be enclosed in cash bag. 

NOTE – Cash remittances should, as far as possible, be excluded from the mails when they travel by runners at night, and when such remittances cannot be altogether excluded, a maximum limit as to the amount which may be sent should be fixed in each case. 


Please refere Rule No. 48 of PM_VOL_VIII
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.


The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. 

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like


The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.
Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should have” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

NON-SUBMISSION OF BOARDING PASS FOR SETTLEMENT OF TA CLAIMS

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SRI P.USMAN ALI KHAN, PM(GRADE-I) SELECTED AS BEST POST MASTER IN NANDYAL DIVISION - POST MASTER BLOG WISHES HIM ON THIS OCCASION.


IT MODERNISATION PROJECT UPDATE #13


DECLARATION OF HOLIDAY ON 15.10.2014 IN VIEW OF GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT
Madam Cama Road, Hutatma Rajguru Chowk, Mantralaya,
Mumbai 400 032, dated the 7th October 2014.

NOTIFICATION

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ACT, 1881.

No. PHD. 1114/C.R.343/2014/XXIX.— In exercise of the powers entrusted to the Government of Maharashtra by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its Notification No.39/1/68/Judi-III, dated the 8th May 1968 under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), the Government of Mnharashtra hereby declares as a Public Holiday in the State, on the day of Polling i.e. Wednesday, 15th October 2014 for the General Assembly Elections.

The Departments of Mantralaya are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of  the Corporations / Undertakings and Semi-Government bodies under their administrative control and advise them to extend the facility to the employees.

By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra,
P. P. GOSAVI,
Deputy Secretary to Government.

Friday, 10 October 2014

OUR POST MASTER CADRE OFFICIAL SRI PADALA SURESH GOUD, PM(GRADE-I), SIRISILLA LSG SO IS IDENTIFIED AS BEST POST MASTER & POST OFFICE IN KARIMNAGAR DIVISION, A.P.CIRCLE. SRI SRINIVASA MURTHY, SPOS, KARIMNAGAR DIVISION FACILITATES OUR OFFICIAL DURING "NATIONAL POSTAL WEEK" ON 09.10.2014.  PLEASE SEE PHOTOS.  IT IS WORTH INSPIRATION TO OUR POST MASTER COMMUNITY.








MINUTES OF THE POST MASTERS' ASSOCIATION, A.P.CIRCLE GENERAL BODY MEETING HELD ON 05.10.2014(SUNDAY) AT RAJAHMUNDRY.  SOME PICTURES FROM THE MEETING CAN ALSO SEEN.









Dear Post Masters,

            As scheduled, the general body meeting of Post Masters’ association, A.P.Circle was held at Head Post Office premises, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District.in a grand way.  President Sri Y.S.R.Srinivasulu, PM(Grade-III), Trimulgherry HO, Hyd; Secretary Sri D.S.K.Prasad, PM(Grade-I), Vijayanagar Colony SO, Hyd, Treasurer Sri M.Srinivasa Reddy, Post Master(Grade-I), Jubilee Hills SO, Hyd and Asst.Circle Secretary Sri D.Chandra Sekhar, PM(Grade-I), S.Kota SO have attended the meeting.  Sri Venkateswar Rao, PM(Gr-I), Mummadivaram SO hosted the meeting.  Sri T.Ammiraju, PM(Gr-III), Anakapalli HO presided over the meeting.  Though due to continuous holidays and non-availability of train reservations, 30 members have attended from various parts of Andhra Pradesh postal Circle and many of our members have extended their solidarity through phone.
            Our Rajahmundry friends Sri Venkateswara Rao and Sri Suvarna Raju, PM(Gr-I), Aryapuram SO made excellent arrangements for the meeting.  The association is appreciating their efforts in the success of our meeting. As per agenda, various issues relating to our cadre was discussed in length.  As of now we are getting informal meetings at Circle level for bringing our issues to the notice of kind hearted Chief PMG and we have succeeded to resolve our issues to some extent.  Hence, we should be thankful to our beloved Chief PMG and Circle level administration.  Our association was started in the year 2012 with great ambitions and aspirations for re-dressal of our unique problems arising in our newly created cadre.  We are once again reiterating that we are not against to any union/association, nobody can discriminate our association/members.  We are all know that this cadre was created by the Department to improve/upgrade the functioning of the Post Offices, meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and to increase productivity that it has absolutely become essential and to ensure that key Post Offices are headed by professional managers.”  But during last three and half years after introduction of this cadre, so much ambiguity has been created at field level and no one tries to get clarify these. Often we have humiliated from both sides i.e. administrative and operative side.  However, we have completed almost 4 years journey in this cadre.  No doubt about that we have whole heartedly worked to improve work efficiency of our Post Offices both in technologically and financially.  During regional excellence awards held in Vijayawada Region, many of our Post Master cadre officials taken awards in various categories.

            Therefore we can understood from above that administration will definitely appreciate those working for the Department.  Now we are at middle of the journey.  During 2nd All India Conference of Post Masters meeting held at Jaipur(Rajasthan), mixed opinions came up regarding shifting/joining to All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL) or getting recognition to our own association.  At this juncture, we need readymade and immediate forum for redressal of our problems at circle level and directorate level.  Though some of our friends are trying to get recognition to our own association, we have no hope to get it by 2015.  During last 3 years our association at circle level made so many efforts in bringing our problems to the notice of higher-ups and succeeded to.  We have submitted one proposal to the VII CPC(Central Pay Commission) regarding our Post Master Cadre through General Secretary, AIAPS(GL), New Delhi and received acknowledgement from VII CPC also.  This is remarkable achievement.  We need deeds not words at this crucial time.

            Sri Y.S.R.Srinivasulu, President and Sri D.S.K.Prasad, Secretary emphasized the above issues and request you to register your opinion regarding shifting/joining in the All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL), in the meeting.  Sri T.Ammiraju, Sri Venkateswar Rao, Sri D.Chandra Sekhar, Sri Yesu, Sri Ramesh, Sri Y.Satish  Sri MGS Prasad and Sri R.Anil Kumar have given their valuable speeches in the meeting.   Therefore, all attended members unanimously given their consent to join the All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL) immediately for redressal of our own cadre problems but not against any union/association.  In that meeting attended members were requested to obtain resignation and declaration forms. Please send resignation letter to respective Head Post master and declaration forms to Sri D.S.K.Prasad, PM, Vijaynagar colony SO, Hyderabad-500057 Proformae are given below.

            Members attend the meeting have unanimously elected Sri D.S.K.Prasad as Convener and Sri Y.S.R.Srinivasulu, Sri M.Srinivasa Reddy as members for formation of circle level committee in the AIAPS(GL) and submitted their names to General Secretary, AIAPS(GL)  on the same day.  In next 2 months, we will conduct another general body meeting at appropriate place and elect circle level ad-hoc body.  After that only we will come into existence.
            It is also requested to send your subscriptions which are due, to Sri M Srinivasa Reddy, Postmaster(Gr-I), Jubilee Hills SO, Hyderabad – 500033 through eMO(not service eMO).  It is also decided in the meeting to subscribe Rs 300/- to All India Association of Postal Supervisors as a onetime measure till Jun 2015 after which the subscription will be deducted from salary.
            We hope that everybody understand our feelings and give support to this action.  Awaiting for declarations from all of you.  Thanking you all for the support.

Truly yours                            Truly yours                              Truly yours
Y.S.R.Srinivaslu                  D.S.K.Prasad                        MS Reddy

             
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To
The Postmaster / Sr / Chief Postmaster (DDO)
…………….HO

PIN








Dated at ……………..  the……….


Subject: Request for withdrawal of membership from  ……
……….. (Name of Existing Union)

Sir,
With due regard  I would like to inform you  thamy  monthly subscription towards  union had been deducting from  my  pay bill by your reputed office in favour of ..……..……………....                            (Name of Existing Union).
Now in accordance with para 2(iv) of the Postal Directorate Letter No 13-1/93-SR(Vol.IV) dt4-8-1995, I do hereby withdraw my earlier declaration    towards    deduction    of       subscription    i favour    of
…………………………(Name of Existing  Union) and request you not to deduct the subscription any more.
I, therefore, pray to kindly accept my instant request with prospective effect  in accordance with the said provision.

Yours faithfully

Sig, Name & Designation



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All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL)
(Members Declaration Form)


I, …………………………..……, hereby declare that  I  am working at .Post Offic as Postmaster, Gr-I / Gr-II / Gr-III * in ……………….
……. Division under...………… Regio in
……………… ……..Circle.

I do hereby declare that I am the member of All India Association of Postal Supervisors(GL).  I agree to follow all rules and  by  laws  of association.  I  ensure that I am not a member of any other Union or Association.

Station:                                                        Signature of the official/officer

Date:                                                           Designation: