Monday, 16 September 2019

Grant of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to the IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme.

 IRMS - Indian Railway Medical Service

Grant of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to the IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VI/ 397
No. PC-V/2010/A/TA/1

RBE No.138/2019
New Delhi, dated 21-08-2019

The General Manager/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)


Grant of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to the IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme.

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Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 25-08-2015 whereby Railways were advised to keep in abeyance the payment of Transport Allowance @ Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme. Subsequently, as per the interim order dated 27-10-2015 of Hon’ble CAT/New Delhi in O.A No.3528/2015, Railways were advised vide this office letter of even number dated 06-11-2015 that the payment of Transport Allowance to IRMS officers @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon, be continued till further orders.

2. The Hon’ble CAT/ New Delhi vide order dated 28-05-2019 has now disposed of the said O.A No. 3528/2015 has observed as under :-

    "The OA is, therefore, disposed of directing the respondents to take a final decision regarding extension or otherwise of the Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs: 7000/- per month plus DA, to the members of the applicant Association, within a period of three months from the receipt of this order. However, the amount already paid towards the said allowance shall not be recovered, and the respondents shall not be under an obligation to pay the said allowance until a final decision is taken. There shall be no orders as to costs."

3. The matter has been accordingly considered by the competent authority and in view of fact that IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- (now pay level -14) under DACPS except those who are holding pinpointed administrative SAG posts mentioned in Board’s letter No.2009/H/16/1DACP dated 26-02-2009, are not entitled for use of official car in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)95AL4-9, dated 06-11-1995, it has been decided that such officer shall not be eligible to opt for higher rate of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/- p.m.+DA thereon (which now stands revised to Rs.15750/- p.m.+DA thereon based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC). These officers are entitled for Transport Allowance @Rs.7200/3600 + D.A thereon as per row- 2 of Board’s letter of even number dated 3-8-2017.

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4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Subhankar Dutta
Dy. Director, Pay Comission-5
Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

HBA - Central Government employees have a low-interest house construction advance


House Building Advance (HBA)

Central Government employees have a low-interest house construction advance
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the lowering of interest rates will encourage more government employees to buy new houses as they were “a major contributor” to the overall demand.
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New Measures to Boost Housing Sector

Relaxation of ECB guidelines for Affordable housing
  • ECB guidelines will be relaxed to facilitate financing for home buyers who are eligible under the PMAY, in consultation with RBI.
  • This is in addition to the existing norms for ECB for affordable housing.
House Building Advance
  • The interest rate on House Building Advance shall be lowered and linked with the 10 Year G Sec Yields.
  • Government servants contribute to a major component of demand for houses. This will encourage more government servants to buy new houses
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LDCE - Revision of syllabus for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre

LDCE

Revision of syllabus for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre

No. 9-04/2018-SPG -II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Dated : 5 Sep, 2019.
To
All Chief Postmasters General
Sub : Revision of syllabus for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre - Regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that the syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for promotion to Postal Services Group 'B' cadre has been revised with the approval of the Competent Authority and the same is enclosed herewith.

The date for holding the Examination will be communicated separately by the DE Branch from time to time.

Yours faithfully,
Encl : as above.
(Vinayak Mishra)
Assistant Director General (SPG)

Also check: Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Inspector posts

Revised syllabus for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre.

Paper - I
Acts
1) Consumer Protection Act, 1986
2) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Inland/ Foreign Post
1) Indian Post Office Rules, 1933
2) Post Office Guide Part I
3) Post Office Guide Part II
4) Domestic/ Foreign Post guidelines issued by Directorate
5) Book of BO Rules

Mail Operations -
1) Postal Manual Volume V
2) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Mail Network optimization Project I PNOP I Business Development

Money Remittance -
Guidelines issued by Directorate on eMO, iMO, IMTS and IFS MO

Saving Bank Scheme and Certificates
 1) Post Office Saving Bank General Rules, 1981.
2) Post Office Saving Account Rules, 1981
3) National Savings Recurring Deposit Rules, 1981.
4) National Savings Time Deposit rules, 1981.
5) National Savings MIS Rules, 1987.
6) National Savings Certificates Rules, 1960.
7) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004.
8) National Savings Certificates (VIII Issue), 1989
9) Kisan Vikas Patra Rules, 2014
10) Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 ll) Sukanya Samridhi Yojana Rules, 2014
12) Post Office Saving Bank Manual Volume I & II
13) SB orders issued by Directorate from 01.01.2007 onwards.
14) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Core Banking Services
15) Post Office Saving Bank (CBS) Manual

Postal Life Insurance and Rural PLI -

Check this: Promotion and Posting Orders – Merit List of AAO LDCE 2018

1) Post Office Life Insurance Rules, 2011
2) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on PLI/ RPLI and Core Insurance solution

Organization of the Department -
1) Postal Manual Volume II (Chapter - I- organization),
2) Citizen Charter of Department of Posts.
3) Guidelines and instructions on complaint grievances handling in Department of Posts.

Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on IT modernization Project of Department of Posts
  1. Handbook on Philately
  2. Directorate instructions on Philately
Office Procedure -
1) Postal Manual Volume II - Chapter XI -Misc. Rules
2) Manual of Office Procedure
3) Annual Reoorts and Book of Information of D/o Posts

Material Management -
1) Postal Manual Volume II - Chapter VI (Stock), VIII(Printing), IX(Contracts), XII (Budget Estimates and control)
2) Chapter 6 of General Financial Rules,2017
3) CVC guidelines on Public procurement, guide-lines and instructions on e­ procurement.
4) Manual on policies and procedure for purchase of goods and services available on website of Ministry of Finance.

Establishment and Administrative matters -
1) Postal Manual Volume IV.
2) Instructions issued by Directorate and DoP&T on maintenance of APAR.
3) Schedule of Financial Powers of Divisional Heads, Head of the Circle, etc.
4) Welfare measures available to Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak of DoP.
5) DoP&T instructions issued from time to time on Establishment and administration.
6) Brochure on reservation, instructions regarding sports person reservation, compassionate appointment guidelines issued by DoP and DoP&T from time to time.
7) Recruitment Rules relating to various cadres in D/o Posts
8) Establishment Norms

Current Affairs 15 questions for 30 marks
Noting and Drafting for 25 marks each

Paper - II

Subjects
  1. Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964
  2. Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965
  3. Postal Manual Volume III
  4. Central Civil Services (Temporary Service Rules), 1965
  5. Brochure on Casual labourer
  6. Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972
  7. New Pension Scheme, 2004
  8. Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981
  9. Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972
  10. Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979
  11. General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960
  12. Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944
  13. Fundamental and Supplementary Rules
  14. Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988
  15. Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016
  16. Postal Financial Handbook Volume I and II
  17. General Financial Rules 20 17 other than public procurement
  18. Rules relating to Children Education allowance and reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy
  19. Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980
  20. Gramin Dak Sevak (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.
  21. Central Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985 and its Rules
  22. Right to Information Act 2005 and RTI Rules 2012
  23. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  24. Public Accountants Default Act, 1850
  25. Revenue Recovery Act, 1890
  26. Prevention of corruption Act, 1890
  27. Central Civil Services (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993
  28. Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, 2017
  29. Postal Manual Volume II Chapter III -Appeals and Petitions,
    Chapter IV - Personal matters,
    Chapter V - Security Deposits ,
    Chapter VII - Forged counterfeit stamps and defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes
  30. Interface with India Post Payment Bank
  31. Preservation and Disposal of Postal Records
  32. Swatchh Bharat
  33. Inspection questionnaires.
  34. CSI Operating Manuals
Note : In both the papers, circular/ order/ guidelines/ Rules issued upto 31st December of the year preceding the year of examination will be part of the syllabus except the Annual Report and Book of Information for which latest report and information available in India Post Website will be taken for the purpose.

Revised Pattern for the promotion to PS Group "B" cadre


S. No. Heading Revised Pattern
  1. Marks Each paper will carry 300 marks
  2. Duration Duration for each paper is 3 hours
  3. No. of Questions 125 Questions of MCQ type in Paper I and Noting & Drafting for 25 marks each. 150 Questions of MCQ type in Paper II.
  4. Qualifying Marks 40% marks in each paper subject to an overall average of 45% for General category and 33% marks in each paper subject to overall average of 38% for SC/ST categories.
  5. Whether books allowed or not Both the papers of the examination will be conducted without books.
Source: Dept of Posts

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