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Four Monthly Meeting with CPMG Maharashtra Circle

dear postmaster,

Our membrs will attend four monthly meeting with CPMG Maharashtra on 22/05/2015 to discuss the matters related with postmaster cadre. 

This is the first formal meeting with Hon. CPMG after the formation of our circle body.

Outcome will be published after the meeting

ROTATIONAL TRANSFER ORDER OF POSTMASTERS IN MUMBAI REGION

Department of Posts
O/O The Postmaster General
Mumbai Region, Mumbai – 400 001

No.: MRF/ STA/ 10-11/ Rot Tfr/PM Grade II /2015          Dated at Mumbai:             06   /04/2015.


                        Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for rotational transfer of the following officials in Postmaster Grade - II cadre.

Sr No
Name
Present posting
Proposed Posting
Remark
1.
Shri R. S. Bhalerao
PM Gr II
Wadala Dely PO

SPM
Mazgaon Dely PO East Dn.
Against Vacant Post
2.
Shri M. M. Kolar PM
PM Gr. II
Taj Mahal PO
SPM
Central Bldg PO South Dn.
Against Vacant Post
3.



Shri A. S. Mhadase,
PM Gr II Dombivali MDG

SPM
Delisle Road PO
West Dn.
Against Vacant Post
4.
Smt A. R. Nimbalkar
PM Gr II
Konkan Bhuvan PO
SPM
Karjat PO
Navi Mumbai Dn.
Against Vacant Post


                        The SSPO’s/ SPO’s concerned will relieve the above officials immediately and direct them to join new place of posting.

                        Necessary charge report may be sent to all the concerned.


(Shyamla S.)
Asstt. Director Postal Services (I)
O/O the Postmaster General,
Mumbai Region, Mumbai-400001
Copy for information to:-
1.    The Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai 400001.
2.    The Director Mumbai GPO, Mumbai 400001.
3.    All the SSPO’s/ SPO’s of Mumbai Region.
4.    Officials concerned through divisional heads.
5.    O/C
6.    Spare.






Department of Posts
O/O The Postmaster General
Mumbai Region, Mumbai – 400 001


No.: MRF/ STA/ 10-11/ Rot. Tfr./PM Grade I /2015          Dated at Mumbai:              06/04/2015.


            Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for rotational transfer of the following officials in Postmaster Grade - I cadre.

Sr. No.
Name
Present Division
Office of Posting
Remark
1
Shri M .N. Paradkar
PM GR I SPM Ambewadi PO
SPM
Thakurdwar PO
Mumbai South Dn.
Vice Shri S. B. Agre  Transferred
2
Shri S. B. Agre 
Gr I SPM Thakurwar PO
SPM
Ambewadi PO
Mumbai South Dn.
Vice Shri M .N. Paradkar
Transferred
3
Shri G .G. Sable 
PM Grade I SPM Dharavi PO
SPM
Worli Naka PO
Mumbai West Dn.
Against vacant Post
4
Smt U. U. Sawant
PM Grade I Nehru Nagar PO
SPM
Masjid PO
Mumbai East Dn.
Against vacant Post
5
Shri A.P.Ubale,
PM Grade-I Goregaon RS
SPM
Chaupati PO
Mumbai South Dn.
Against vacant Post
6
SHRI A S Sonawane
SPM OE Ambernath OE PO
SPM
Shahad PO
Thane Central Dn.
Vice
Smt Lija Ajeet Transferred
7
SHRI R A Huilgol
SPM Dombivali IA PO
SPM
Colaba Bazar SO
Mumbai South Dn.
Against vacant Post
8
SHRI K. S. Kolhe
SPM Kulgaon PO
SPM
Dombivali IA SO
Thane Central Dn.
Vice Shri R. A. Huilgol Transferred
9
SMT S. H. Jogdand,
SPM Katemanivali PO
 SPM
OE Ambernath SO
Thane Central Dn.
Vice Shri A. S. Sonawane Transferred
10
SMT Lija Ajeet,
SPM Shahad PO
SPM
Katemanivali SO
Thane Central Dn.
Vice Smt S H Jogdand Transferred

                        The SSPO’s/ SPO’s concerned will relieve the above officials immediately and direct them to join new place of posting.

                        Necessary charge report may be sent to all the concerned.

(Shyamla S.)
Asstt. Director Postal Services (I)
O/O the Postmaster General,

Mumbai Region, Mumbai-400001

MEANINGLESS GOALS

MEANINGLESS GOALS


A farmer had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for vehicles to come around. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking and trying to overtake it. One day a neighbor asked the farmer "Do you think your dog is ever going to catch a car?" The farmer replied, "That is not what bothers me. What bothers me is what he would do if he ever caught one." Many people in life behave like that dog who is pursuing meaningless goals.


Life is hard by the yard,
but by the inch,
it's a cinch.

--Gean Gordon

POSTMASTERS OF MAHARASHTRA FORMED A RECOGANISED BODY TO REPRESENT

THIS IS THE MESSAGE TO ALL POSTMASTERS OF MAHARASHTRA. A MESSAGE AFTER A LONG GAP BUT THIS WILL RAISE YOUR POSITIVITY TO CERTEN LEVEL. BE UNITED AND BE FLEXIBLE FOR THE HAPPENINGS FOR THE,OF THE BENEFIT OF US.

India Post has the potential to be the flyover that links India and Bharat.


India Post has the potential to be the flyover that links India and Bharat.


The New Indian Express 
Published: 11th January 2015 06:00 AM 

The legacy is unmatched—established by Lord Clive and developed by Warren Hastings, it began its operations first in Calcutta in 1774, followed by Madras in 1786 and Bombay in 1793.

It has the largest reach and touches the lives of Indians across six lakh villages. With over 1.55 lakh outlets, its branch network is larger than that of all the scheduled commercial banks which boast of 1.25 lakh branches.

In the 1830s, it booked journeys/seats on palkis, boats, cart or coach, carrying mail—and managed/operated dak bungalows and lodges.

In 1877, it offered the value payable parcel service—the early avatar of the cash on delivery system e-commerce consumers are starry-eyed about. In 1879, it created the WhatsApp of the times—the post card—for people to communicate. 

By 1880, it was insuring lives. By 1908, it served 635 of 652 states, was the money transfer agent for 321 treasury offices across districts and the agency ordinary people trusted to send money. By 1930, it created the postal order facilitating safe transfer for traders and travellers and was a fully functional savings bank.

It could be India’s largest logistics company. It is one of the largest retailers. With 320 million accounts and over Rs.6 lakh crore in deposits, India Post is larger than many large banks. It manages PPF accounts, savings instruments like NSC and KVP for millions and is ergo one the largest asset management companies. As an aggregator of small savings, it is among the biggest lenders to the government.

India Post has been there and done that.

Yet, successive governments refused to recognise the potential—to deploy its presence, reach and connectivity to deliver inclusion and catalyse growth. As early as in 2000, I had advocated the idea of India Post as a corporate conglomerate during the Vajpayee regime. In 2004, as GDP growth accelerated and India was back on the radar of global investors, I suggested (http://bit.ly/1DEYnud) the government corporatise India Post, divest its shares to Indians and institutional investors to raise funds to leverage its strengths.

 Since then, the world has moved on. The US Postal Service has been modernised. The Royal Mail Group of Britain restructured itself. China Post Group—again restructured for the modern world owns trucks, railway carriage and aircraft—boasts of revenues of $58 billion and is ranked 168 on the Fortune 500 list. Deutsche Post has been turned into a conglomerate with revenues of $75 billion with a market capitalisation of $38 billion and is ranked 110 on the Fortune 500 list. Japan Post Holdings—corporatised during the Koizumi regime—boasts of revenues of $152 billion, is ranked 23 on the Fortune 500 list and is planning to list its financial outfits to achieve an astonishing market capitalisation of around $ 81 billion.

 

India Post has the potential to be the flyover that links India and Bharat. It has the potential to accelerate savings through financial inclusion—using the KYC of address and the Aadhar number as a springboard, it could instantly host over 600 million accounts. It can be the real and virtual market platform for farmers—Amul II—that levels the asymmetry in distribution of perishables and boosts production to curb food price inflation. It can deliver both credit and insurance to small farmers and micro enterprises. It is also the ideal one-stop shop for government services. Every initiative will drive employment, income generation and growth.
The principal problem is one of approach—regime after regime has viewed India Post as a cost centre. India Post has the potential to be a huge income centre and more importantly a force multiplier for the economy. 

There is hope though. Finally, it would seem the idea of leveraging the potential of India Post is on the table. This week, the task force entrusted with sketching the modernisation of India Post delivered its report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The good news is that the task force has in its 181 recommendations suggested everything—well, almost—that we would want to hear. Under the new architecture, India Post will offer postal services, host a Post Bank, sell and market financial and insurance products, partner with e-commerce outfits and be the outlet for government services. 

The worry is that India Post will continue to be administered by a department. The structure that inhibits growth/metamorphosis will persist. The experience of Coal India, BSNL, MTNL or Air-India is hardly inspiring. The migration of India Post will be delayed, even detained, by the endemic affliction of incrementalism, of “phased plans” and “pilot projects”. 

India Post needs funds to leverage its reach and credibility. It also needs liberation from the sarkar. The argument is not about public ownership. It is about liberating institutions from political pelf, and instituting professional management. Why not create a national shareholding trust—that hosts India Post and all PSUs—answerable to Parliament?

Source : http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/shankkar_aiyar/List-Leverage-and-Liberate-India-Post-from-Sarkar/2015/01/11/article2613400.ece

DEQUARTERISATION/SUSPENSION OF QUARTERS – POWERS VESTED WITH CIRCLE HEADS


DEQUARTERISATION/SUSPENSION OF QUARTERS – POWERS VESTED WITH CIRCLE HEADS
HRA SHOULD BE DRAWN TO OFFICIATING SPMS BY SUSPENDING QUARTERS
VACANT POST ATTACHED QUARTERS MAY BE ALLOTTED TO WILLING OFFICIALS----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DEQUARTERISATION/SUSPENSION OF QUARTERS – POWERS VESTED WITH CIRCLE HEADS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Building Section)
No. 7-1/2010-Bldg. New Delhi, dated 08.04.2010
To,
All the Chief Postmasters General.
Subject: – Post attached quarters – instructions regarding.
Sir/Madam,
Instructions/guidelines were issued vide this Directorate letter no. 10-4/2003-Bldg. dated 06.05.2003 wherein powers were delegated to the Heads of Circle regarding de-quarterisation/suspension of post attached rent free quarters of PMs/SPMs under SR-313(a),(b), (c) and (f) (Copy enclosed).
2. It is therefore, requested that the case of suspension of post attached accommodation may be decided in the light of instructions/guidelines referred to above so that the officials posted under an officiating arrangement are allowed the benefit of drawl of HRA as envisaged in the letter No. 24/3/76/PAP dated 20th August, 1979 (copy enclosed).
3. Efforts should also be made to ensure that the vacant post attached accommodation is allotted to willing and eligible officials as per the provision of SR 313(4) to the extent possible.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(R. B. Chawla)
Director (E&MM)
Encl: As above.
Copy to: – Service Unions (as per mailing list).
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 Postal pool quarters and post attached rent free quarters of PMs/SPMs – delegation of powers.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street
New Delhi – 110001
No. 10-4/2003-Bldg. Dated – 6/7/2003
To
All Heads of Postal Circles
Sub: – Postal pool quarters and post attached rent free quarters of PMs/SPMs – delegation of powers.
Normal period of retention of Govt. residential accommodation in case of transfer from one station to another is 2 months under Supplementary Rule 317-B-11. However, further retention for a period not exceeding six months can also be granted on educational / medical ground under Supplementary Rule 317-B-22. Damage rent is chargeable if the accommodation is not vacated after the expiry of the period for which permission is granted which in any case shall not exceed a total of eight months as mentioned above.
2. Cases have been brought to the notice of the Directorate where there are no takers of postal pool accommodation even if it is vacated after expiry of the maximum permissible retention period of eight months granted under SR 317-B-11 read with SR 317-B-22 though the officer / official on transfer continues to require that accommodation on medical / educational grounds. Vacation of accommodation in such eventuality by the existing occupant on expiry of the permission granted would result in loss to the Department in the shape of non-receipt of rentals besides lack of maintenance in case such quarters remain vacant for unusually long period. Moreover, the policy of the Department is to provide residential accommodation to staff as far as possible.
3. As regards, post attached rent free quarters of PMs / SPMs, the allotment subsists only during the period of incumbency and immediately on change of incumbency; the successor incumbent becomes the allottee of the residence in question. Further, it is mandatory for incumbents to occupy such quarters. Guidelines issued vide Directorate letter No. 5-6/860NB (P) dated 09-08-1990 provide for suspension of post attached quarters of PMs / SPMs by Heads of Circles up to a maximum period of six months under SR -313 (1) (a), (b), (c) and (f). Cases regarding suspension of such quarters for the period exceeding six months are required to be sent to the Directorate. Proposals from circles are received from time to time for:-
(a) Retention of post attached quarter on transfer by outgoing incumbent.
(b) Suspension of ear-marked post attached quarters and its allotment to some other non-entitled official.
(c) Merger of post attached accommodation with the post office accommodation due to inadequacy of space in the pot office.
(d) Dequartarisation of a post attached accommodation due to inhabitable conditions.
4. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided by the competent authority that Heads of Circles themselves may decide cases falling under SR 313 (1) (a), (b), (c) and (f) as well as those mentioned in the above para Nos (2) and (3). The power of dequarterisation of a post attached accommodation due to inhabitable condition is now also delegated to the Head of Circle. Following guidelines are issued in the exercise of these powers:-
(i) The allottees of Govt. residential accommodation from postal pool on transfer from one station to another may be further permitted by Heads of Circles to continue to retain the accommodation even beyond the maximum permissible period of retention i.e. 8 months, if the occupants so desire and there are no takers of staff quarters, subject to the following conditions:-
(a) Request by such an allottee in this regard should be made well in advance of the expiry of already permitted period by Head of Circle under SR – 317-B-11 read with SR 317-B-22.
(b) As and when an eligible contender for the quarter arises, the quarter should be vacated on thirty days notice.
(c) The occupant will have to pay double the licence fee for the permitted period of retention beyond expiry of maximum period of eight months provided under SR 317-B-11 read with SR 317-B-22.
(ii) While considering request for retention of post attached accommodation, the outgoing incumbent may be permitted to retain the same accommodation if the incoming incumbent does not require the said post attached accommodation. Retention of post attached accommodation at previous placed of functioning on request may be permitted subject to the following conditions:-
(a) The allotment of post attached accommodation will be cancelled on the basis of one months notice whenever such accommodation is required for the use of the regular incumbent entitled to the post attached quarters.
(b) The retention will be at double the rate of licence fee for period exceeding eight months.
(iii) Suspension of post attached accommodation for the reason of non-occupation by the incumbents due to their having own residential accommodation / arrangement in the area may be permitted only on the condition that it does not adversely effect the work of PM / SPM.
(iv) In case of merger of post-attached quarter with post office space, Head of Circle will have to record a certificate to the effect that:-
(a) The post office is a profit making one;
(b) Extra benefit will be there if such merger takes place; and
(c) Total space of post office on merger does not exceed the justified SOA of the post office.
(v) In case of dequarterisation of post attached accommodation, Head of Circle may take a decision about dequarterisation till it becomes habitable by carrying out repairs or put the accommodation to any other official use.
5. These instructions may be circulated to all concerned for information, guidance and implementation.
6. Receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged to the ADG (Bldg.), Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi -110001.
7. Hindi version will follow.
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Grant of HRA to incumbents working/officiating in local arrangements against posts in which rent free accommodation is attached.
Bhartiya Dak Aur Tar Vibhag
Office of Dak aur Tar Mahanideshak
Sanchar Bhavan, (PAP Section)
20 – Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
No. 24/3/76/PAP Dated – 20 Aug 1979
Sub: – Grant of HRA to incumbents working/officiating in local arrangements against posts in which rent free accommodation is attached.
Sir,
I am directed to invite a reference to this office letter of even No. dated 22nd September, 77 wherein it was decided that compensation in lieu of rent free recommendation can be granted to a Government servant for a maximum period of 3 months when he is posted to officiate in a post to which rent free accommodation is attached but which is not provided to him.
2. A question has now been raised as to how cases where though the rent free accommodation is available, but the concerned official has not occupied the same in view of the short duration of posting, are to be regulated. The case has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and the President is pleased to decide that in such cases, House rent allowance as admissible to a Government servant not entitled to rent free accommodation may be granted for a maximum period of 90 days provided the vacancies are short term ones involving local arrangements.
3. These orders take effect from the date of issue and past cases decided otherwise than in accordance with these orders need not be reopened.
This issues with the concurrence of P & T. Finance vide their Dy. No. 2097/FA-III/79 dated 20.07.79.
Yours faithfully,

(R. S. N. Murti)
Asst. Director General (PE)