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Core banking services at post offices

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Core banking services at post offices

There is a proposal to introduce Core Banking Solution (CBS) in 4,000 post offices for ensuring “anytime, anywhere and any branch banking” in these 4000 post offices. There is a financial outlay of Rs.106 crores for development of CBS software, customer relations management, training, project management unit, centralised back office etc. during the 11th Five Year Plan. The project aims at provision of delivery channels like ATM, internet, phone and mobile banking services besides streamlining the existing operations of savings schemes /savings certificates. Till now, 117 officers have been imparted CBS appreciation training and 60 operative officials have attended workshop on Core Banking.

Government has also taken the following steps to make the post offices a profitable organization:

Modernize mail operations through improved transmission of mails, parcel and logistics between major cities, setting up of automatic mail processing centres for faster processing of mails and rationalization of the existing mail network.

Induction of technology in speed post network and financial services so as to increase the efficiency of operations.

Leveraging the postal network to provide various utility services.

Utilizing technology for improving productivity in post offices.

Imparting need based training to all staff.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Gurudas Kamat in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PTI

Govt may clear DA hike for employees tomorrow

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Govt may clear DA hike for employees tomorrow

About 50 lakh central government employees may get 8 percentage points increase in their dearness allowance (DA), as a proposal in this regard is likely to get the Cabinet approval tomorrow.

Pensioners may also get the dearness relief, highly placed sources said.

The DA would be revised from 27 per cent to 35 per cent of basic salaries, giving some respite from high inflation.

The increase would be given with retrospective effect from January this year.

The DA revision is based on the consumer price index (CPI) for industrial workers, which has been showing a steep increase along with other indices of the price rise.

The CPI for industrial workers increased to 16.2 per cent in January from 10.4 per cent a year ago.

Source: PTI

Ordnance unit develops high speed anti-submarine RGB

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Ordnance unit develops high speed anti-submarine RGB

The Heavy Alloys Penetrator Project (HAPP) here has developed a high speed indigenous version of Russian anti-submarine Rocket Guided Bomb (RGB-60) for the Navy.

The missile, with enhanced capabilities, had been developed within a short duration of less than a year, HAPP General Manager M Ravi told reporters.

HAPP, an ordnance factory, would shortly hand over a few numbers of RGB-60 to the Navy for field tests, after which it would go in for bulk production as per the requirement, he said.

RGB-60 carrying a war head mass of 25 kg was meant for firing from rocket depth bomb launcher mounted on Naval war ships and could be used as an effective and reliable anti-submarine ammunition, he said.

HAPP had last year developed RGB-12, a small range version.
Source: PTI

Clarification on Biometric Attendance Control System

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Clarification on Biometric Attendance Control System

Attention has been drawn to some reports appearing in the media about the declining trend in attendance recorded in the Biometric Attendance Control System installed in the Ministry of Home Affairs. This is factually not correct. As against an average of 1087 employees who marked their attendance in December, 2009, the figure has risen to 1173 in January 2010 and 1240 during February 2010. This does not include those who are on leave, tour, training etc. It is also clarified that there are no ghost employees in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Model RRs for stenographer Grade II post in non-Secretariat Organizations

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NO. AB-14017/8/2010-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, dated, the 10 March, 2010.

Subject:- Model RRs for stenographer Grade II post in non-Secretariat Organizations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. AB 14017/53/2005-Estt.(RR) dated 17th February, 2006 forwarding copies of the Model Recruitment Rules of Stenographers cadre. The posts or Stenographer Grade I and Grade ll in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 5000- 8000 respectively have been placed in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs 4200. The Model Recruitment Rules for the post of Stenographer Grade III in the pre-revised scale of Rs.4000-6000 have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations on revision of pay scales, instructions issued by this Department, etc. and the post of Stenographer Grade III shall be designated as Stenographer Grade II. Accordingly, the Model Recruitment Rules for the same applicable to the Stenographers in Non-Secretariat Organizations which are not part of the CSSS / RBSSS I IFS / AFHQSS or any other organized headquarter services are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. Ministries / Departments may review the existing rules and notify the revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomouslstatutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs etc., also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.

3. Model RRs for other posts in Stenographer Cadre will be circulated separately.

4. Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Secretary to the Goverdment of lndia

Grant of increased rate of washing Allowance to common categories of Group 'C' and 'D' employees of various Ministries/Departments

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Speed Post / Registered
No. AN/XIV/14162/VIth CPC/Vol-III
Ulan Batar Road, Palam
Delhi Cantt
Date: 08.03.2010

All Prinicipal Controllers/Controllers and
Jt. CDA(AF) Nagpur
PCA (Fys) Kolkata

Sub:- Grant of increased rate of washing Allowance to common categories of Group 'C' and 'D' employees of various Ministries/Departments

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)OM F.No.14/2/2008-JCA dated 11th September 2008 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please.

Pay Fixation of Pay Under CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 - Clarification regarding

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Fax/Speed Post

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulanbatar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-l0

No. ANIXIV/14162/VIth CPC/Circular Vol. IV

Dated 12/02/2010

PC of A (Fys)/CsFA (Fys.)
Jt.CDA (AF) Nagpur

Subject:- Implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations - Clarification regarding.

Reference :- This HQrs Office letter of even No. dated 4/09/2009.

A matter regarding exercising of option for fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules'2008 in respect of the individuals who got two promotions between 1/01/2006 and the date of issuing of GOI, Min of Finance Notification dated 29/08/2008, was referred to the Ministry of Defence (Fin)/Min of Finance (Deptt of Expdr) for their clarification.

2. In this connection, Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expdr) has clarified that" as per CCS (RP) Rules'2008, a Govt. Servant has the option to have his pay fixed from the date of his second promotion, if he/she has been granted two promotions / upgradations between 1/01/2006 and 29/08/2008. In such cases, however, the Govt. servant concerned will not be entitled to draw any arrears of pay w.e.f. I/01/2006 till the date of option.

3. It is, therefore, requested to accept the option for fixation of pay under RPR'2008in respect of the individuals who got two promotions between 1/01/2006 and 29/08/2008and want to switch over in the revised pay structure from the date of second promotionand re-fix the pay of these individuals accordingly.

Sr. Dy. CGDA (AN) has seen

(R K Bhatt)

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