Thursday, December 19, 2013


In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 
(61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Governments of the States concerned, 
hereby makes the following rules, namely :-

1.Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Leave Travel Concession
) Rules, 1975. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2.Definition - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, a member of the Service means a member of 
an All India Service, as defined in section 2 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951).
3. Regulation of Leave Travel Concession - (1) The Leave Travel Concession of a member of the Service, serving in 
connection with the affairs of the Union, shall be regulated in the same manner and subject to the same conditions,
 as are applicable to the officers of the Central Civil Services, Class I:
3(2) The Leave Travel Concession of a member of the Service serving in connection with the affairs of a State,
 shall be regulated in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions, as are applicable to the officers of the
 State Civil Services, Class I:
Provided that the concession afforded to a member of the Service under this sub-rule shall not at any time be inferior
 to that to which he would be entitled under sub-rule (1), had he been appointed to serve in connection with the 
affairs of the Union.
4.Interpretation - If any question arises as to the interpretation of these rules, it shall be referred to the Central 
Government for decision.
(No. 24/2/74-AIS(II), dt. 10.2.1975).

(2)LTC is not admissible to visit a place outside India.
(D P & AR File No. 11022/1/77-AIS(II).
(3) A question has been raised whether LTC is admissible during the period of suspension. It is clarified that a 
Government servant under suspension cannot avail of LTC as he cannot get any leave including casual leave during 
the period of supension. As he continues to be in service during the period of suspension, members of his family are 
entitled to LTC.
(D P & AR File No. 11022/1/77-AIS(I).
(4) Provision to rule 3(2) of LTC Rules empowers an Officer to opt for the Central Rules. It is clarified that in a particula
r block of years, a member of the Service serving under the State Government can exercise option to be governed by 
either Central Rules or the States Rules in toto. It is not permissible to pick up certain features of the State Rules and
 certain other features of the Central Rules for the purpose of claims.
(D P & AR letter No. 11022/6/77-AIS(II), dated 1st October, 1977).
Under Central Government Rules, a Government servant can draw advance in respect of the journey proposed to be
 performed under the Leave Travel Concession scheme by himself and/or by members of his family 60 days before the
 proposed date of the outward journey. He should however produce railway cash receipts within ten days of the drawal 
of the a
dvance to the competent authority to show that he has actually utilised the amount to purchase tickets. These 
orders are applicable to All India Service officers also, who are governed by the Central Rules.
The Central Government have decided that in the case of Leave Travel Concession to visit any place in India
 (other than home town), once in a block of four years, the reimbursement of fare may be allowed for the entire
 distance both ways without any deduction in respect of the first 400/160 kms as at present . Leave Travel 
Concession to home town shall also be admissible irrespective of the distance between the headquarters 
of the Government Servant and his home-town once in a block of two calander years.
(D P & AR letters no. 31011/10/77-Estt.(A);dated 1st September, 1978 and 31011/2/84-Estt
.(A) dated 11.7.85.)
The simplified procedure laid down in the D P & AR OM No. 31011/1/77-Estt.A, dated the 1st October, 1
977 is applicable to members of All India Services also, who are governed by the Central Rules.
(D P & AR letter No. 11022/1/77-AIS(II), dated 7th November, 1977.)
(D P & AR OM No. 31011/1/77-Estt.(A) dated 1st October, 1977.)
SUBJECT :Simplification and rationalisation of procedures relating to leave travel concession scheme - 
Recommendations of Task Force.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Government of India have had under consideration the question 
of rationalising and simplifying the procedure regulating the claims of Central Government employees under
 the Leave Travel Concession Scheme. A Task Force was constituted to go into the matter and after considering their 
recommendations, Government have decided that the existing Leave Travel Concession Scheme for Central
 Government servants, as amended from time to time, shall be modified to the extent indicated below with immediate 
effect :-
  1. It is not necessary to have an elaborate check on the declaration of home town by an employee. The declaration
  2.  made by theGovernment servant initially may be accepted and a detailed check may be applied only when he seeks a change.
  1. Advance on account of Leave Travel Concession may be sanctioned by the Head of the Office instead of by the
  2.  Controlling Officer.
  1. Where the shortest route by which the journey is required to be performed is disrupted due to accidents or other causes,
  2.  the power to grant reimbursement by the actual route travelled may be exercised by the Controlling Authority, instead of by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) as at present.
Source :

Tuesday, December 10, 2013



The Inauguration function was held in the hall of Bangalore GPO on 10.12.13 at 11.00 hours.  Welcome address was made by Shri Ashutosh Kumar Hanjura, Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO.  The Shoppe was inaugurated by Shri Raghavendra H Auradkar, Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City by lighting the lamp to mark the inauguration jointly with Smt Arundhati Ghosh, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Circle and Smt Veena Srinivas Postmaster General, Business Development, Bangalore.

The Post Shoppe is the brain child of Shri M.S.Ramanujan, the Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bangalore 560001.
            During the address, the Chief Guest Shri Auradkar commended the new changes being brought into the Post offices.  He intimated that he is in habit of using Speed Post until date and expressed his pleasure in continuing the usage.  He also intimated his experience in private courier where there were pilferages in a case under his investigation.   He assured that his office would procure the stationery items from the Post Shoppe.  He wished the Post Shoppe a great success.
Vote of thanks extended by Shri Dinesh Khare, Deputy Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO.
Bangalore GPO is launching a new service ‘Post Shoppe’ in Karnataka Circle.  This has been in existence in Postal services earlier also.  This is a new venture to enhance the pleasure and purpose of visit to India Post Office by esteemed customers thereby satisfying their other needs too while they are at business with us. 
     The Post Shoppe is basically aimed at bringing various items of selected consumer utility products on sale under one roof at Bangalore GPO.  The Post Shoppe is now initially designed for the stationery products, philately frames, books from National Book Trust in Kannada, Hindi and English, coffee mugs with zodiac designs on it, light refreshments, beverages like coffee, tea, boost etc, envelopes, Greeting cards, HMT watches, Delight Solar lamps, Xerox, etc.  The Post Shoppe is designed with a capacity for vertical and horizontal expansion. 
        All products available in the Post Shoppe are for sale on MRP rates only.
       It is also proposed to expand on the basis of feedback from the customers on their needs and also to create a platform for various organizations if approached with the approval of Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bangalore 560001.
          This is a Karnataka Circle endeavor to provide a shelf for the intellectual, aesthetic and utility products for the customer’s benefit.  The Post Shoppe will be operated by Manager Post Shoppe.   The primary objective of this Post Shoppe is Customer delight

Saturday, November 30, 2013



Chairperson                       :           Com. Usha Boneppalli (ITEF) Andhra Pradesh

Vice Chairperson              :           Com. Manisha Mazumder (Printing & Stationery) West Bengal

Convenor                            :           Com. R. Seethalakshmy (P4-NFPE) Karnataka

Asst. Convenors                :           Com. Jyoti Girish Samel (NFAEE Atomic Energy) Mumbai
                                                            Com. Gita Bhattacharjee (P-3 NFPE) Delhi

Executive Committee: -

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Rina Saha, P-3 NFPE (West Bengal)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Mausumi Mazumder, P-3 NFPE (Assam)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->3.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Anitha Thakur, P-4 NFPE (West Bengal)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->4.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Usha, P-4 NFPE (Kerala)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->5.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Swathi Roy Bera, R-3 NFPE (West Bengal)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->6.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Anu Dadiyal, R3 NFPE (Delhi)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->7.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Meera Vithal Kamble, R4 NFPE (Maharashtra)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->8.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. D. K. Bharathi, Admn Union NFPE (Karnataka)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->9.                 <!--[endif]-->Com. Chandramma Linga Raju, Postal Accts, AIPAE, NFPE (Karnataka)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->10.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Asha Ben Joshi, AIPEU GDS Union, NFPE (Gujarat)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->11.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Janaki, AIPEU GDS Union, NFPE (Kerala)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->12.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Reba Gupta, ITEF (West Bengal)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->13.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Beena Sharma, ITEF (Delhi)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->14.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Mandira Ganguly, ITEF (Karnataka)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->15.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Anju P. Nair, ITEF (Kerala)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->16.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Neelu Gautham, ITEF (Uttar Pradesh)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->17.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Jaitha, Audit & Accts Association (Kerala)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->18.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Vidya Sinha, Audit & Accts. Association (Karnataka)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->19.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Somas Das, Audit & Accts. Association (West Bengal)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->20.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Romila Xess, Audit & Accts. Association (Delhi)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->21.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Nina Kumari Kujur, Audit & Accts. Association (Odisha)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->22.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Kamalesh Kumari, Civil Accts Emplyoees Assn (Delhi)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->23.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Aparajitha Roy Choudhari, Civil Accts Emplyiees Assn (West Bengal)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->24.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Swathi Mangrulkar, Civil Accts Emplyiees Assn (Nagpur, Maharashtra)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->25.           <!--[endif]-->Com. N. Durga, Civil Accts Emplyiees Assn (Tamilnadu)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->26.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Beena Ravishankar Nair, NFAEE Atomic Energy (BARC, Mumbai)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->27.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Nilakshi Y. Gaikward, Civil Accts Emplyiees Assn (BARC, Mumbai)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->28.           <!--[endif]-->Com. T. Bhakiavady, Health Department (Confederation of Pondicherry State Government Employees Association)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->29.           <!--[endif]-->Com. A. S. Baby, Sreechitra Medical Centre Staff Union, Trivandum, Kerala
<!--[if !supportLists]-->30.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Ambika Devadas, Employees Provident Fund Employees Union, (Kerala)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->31.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Subhadra V. K, Central Industrial Machinery Employees Assn. (Kerala)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->32.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Jyothi Naidu, IBM Employees Association (Nagpur, Maharashtra)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->33.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Pushpeshwari Devi, C-O-C, Andhra Pradesh
<!--[if !supportLists]-->34.           <!--[endif]-->Com. C. Lilly, C-O-C, Kerala
<!--[if !supportLists]-->35.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Rosamma Thomas, C-O-C, Kerala
<!--[if !supportLists]-->36.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Angle Satyanathan, C-O-C, Tamilnadu
<!--[if !supportLists]-->37.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Chanchal Kumar, C-O-C, Jammu & Kashmir

<!--[if !supportLists]-->38.           <!--[endif]-->Com. Manju Srivastava, C-O-C, Madhya Pradesh

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mobile Money Transfer

Mobile Money Transfer Gallery

Mobile Money Transfer Launches only in Limited number of offices, and training also given only launched offices. Most of the Dept of Post Employees not seen MMT device and Application Software.

Immediate Money Transfer

DOP Mobile Money Transfer is a service that enables instant money transfer from one place to another place using mobile, through Indian post offices.

Mobile Money Remittance Handset

Services was Managed by the trusted organizations i.e. India Post, BSNL.

Login Screen

 Mobile Money Remittance Main Screen

Mobile Money Remittance Cash In

Mobile Money Remittance Cash Out

Query : Mobile Money Transfer

Mobile Money Remittance Report In Web

Friday, November 22, 2013

Delivery Pain of Post Offices

Article Published in November, 2013 issue of “Postal Life”,
the monthly journal of AIPEU, Postman & Gr. D ( CHQ ), New Delhi
Written By :Bruhaspati  Samal
Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar
Oh ! Thanks a lot.  At last, I could be able to get my Aadhaar Card after a period of 7 months. Greeting the Postman when Mr. Hussain wanted to share his feelings, he became surprised to notice the Postman going out of his premises hurriedly in the bicycle with a disturbed mood.
Hello Dear ! Mr. Hussain called  back the Postman – “Are you in a hurry?”
“Yes Sir.” – replied the Postman.
“I see today you are also late. But why? – Asked Mr. Hussain.                
With a heavy heart and pensive mood, the Postman replied, “Though our office starts at 9 AM, we started working in the computer 2 hours late today due to load-shading. Since the UPS is not under AMC nobody is attending for repairing in spite of several correspondences and we are working on direct current supply. But unfortunately, being in a sub-urban area, there is frequent power cuts/load shading. To overcome the difficulty though we have been supplied with a kerosene generator, we are unable to collect kerosene since, as you know, the same is distributed under PDS through ration card. It is too difficult on the part of the Postmaster to collect kerosene from the open market and make the generator operational. Actually, it is not understood why my Department considered supply of kerosene generators. On the contrary, today my office has received nearly 6000 accountable and ordinary articles including 3500 Aadhaar Cards and my share comes to nearly 600 letters including 450 Aadhaar Cards which are required to be delivered door to door covering a distance of nearly 15 KMs in my beat today positively. Another painful fact is that I have been recruited as a Postman 15 years back without any basic computer knowledge and now ordered for making data entry of all accountable mails of my beat in the system. Though I have gathered some working knowledge, I have not yet been given proper training for suitable duration enabling me for faster entry. Contradictorily, there is no separate system available for the delivery branch and I have to wait for my turn to come in the single node which has resulted in late feeding of data and thus late beat-out” – the Postman replied.
“But can you deliver all the mails today itself in a fare and square manner ?” - Asked Mr. Hussain.
“I will try my best since there is no other option left for me, Sir” – replied the Postman. “The Department has fixed 2 minutes for delivering an Aadhaar Card booked under Speed Post, 0.72 minute for an unregistered mail, 0.42 minute for delivering an unregistered mail in a multi-storied building, 10 minutes for moving a kilometer on a bicycle and 19 minutes per Km on foot and 20 minutes to give return. Thus excluding my moving time in the beat, lunch hour and return time, I will get hardly 4 hours 30 minutes to work and suspending all other jobs, if I concentrate on delivering the Aadhaar Cards only, it will take at least 3 days to finish which is known to all my bosses. In the circumstances, I don’t know the rush of mails during the next 3/4 days and if this trend continues, perhaps to bring normalcy with complete delivery, I have to take pain for weeks together. And God knows what will be my position with such continuous pain to return back to normal delivery condition.”
“Ya, I do realize. But hasn’t your Department fixed the number of houses to be visited and articles to be delivered in a day ?” – enquired Mr. Hussain
“What shall I tell you, Sir” – the Post man narrated. “The number of articles to be delivered and  houses to be visited during the duty of eight hours has no where been laid down causing extreme  harassment not only to me but to all the delivery staff. At present the door to door beat measurement system adopted by the department is not only unsatisfactory but also incorrect as neither any scientific device like foot meter nor cyclo-meter is used to assess the actual length of beat.  Presently the city is flooded with apartments and multi-storied buildings and the norm for delivering an article in a multi-storied building has been fixed to 0.42 minutes for ordinary mails and 1.80 minutes for accountable mails which is practically impossible. Though the flat owners of a multi-storied buildings are required to install letter boxes in the ground floor which will make easier delivery of ordinary mails and save time, nobody is paying proper attention in spite of several requests.  We have to wait for minutes together before the security guards of an apartment and move on foot from floor to floor which has not been considered to fix the standard delivery norms of articles. Though my leaders are continuously demanding to fix such norms, revise the existing norms to a practicable one and adopt scientific method of measuring the beat length in the interest of delivery efficiency and rationalization of workload of postmen staff as well, nobody is paying proper attention to it. Adding salt to injury, instead of filling in the vacant posts, now a drive is being undertaken by the Department to abolish such posts showing less workload arrived on wrong calculations. ”
Oh God ! You are not bonded labourers of the British era. Why your Department is knowingly trying to avoid human limitations? Is there any plan to be customer friendly grossly ignoring the grass-root reality? – asked Mr. Hussain.
The Postman replied, “ You might be aware that to transform India Post into a vibrant and responsive organization , the Quality Improvement Project called  Project Arrow undertaken in April 2008 through a Pilot in 50 Post Offices of 10 postal circles entailing comprehensive improvement of the Core Operations of Post Offices  as well as the ambience has now spread over 18612 post offices. Among the core activities delivery of all kinds of mails and payment of money orders on the day of receipt are the important components.  For effective and smooth implementation of the concept, a web-based monitoring mechanism (through Data Extraction Tool) has been devised to collect data from the field units directly from the server without any manual intervention. The data analysis is presented to all the Chief Postmasters General of 22 Postal Circles through a video-conference every fortnight (earlier every week). Data on all Key Performance indicators (KPls) is minutely scrutinized and gaps in implementation and remedial measures thereto are discussed in the video-conference. Dedicated Programme Offices have been set up at the Headquarter level and at all 22 Circle Headquarters. Data exchange from Post Offices and all communications with Circle Programme Offices are through e-mail only. Thus, we have been seriously pressurized to effect cent percent delivery of all mails on the day of receipt.”
“Oh! To take the bull by the horns. But since it is quite impossible today on your part, what alternatives do you have today ?” – asked Mr. Hussain.
With much hesitation, the Postman replied, “Sir, the vacant posts are not filled in and in most of the cases the delivery works are being managed through outsiders who don’t know about the area. In case of short term vacancies like leave etc., no clear order to manage the delivery works is seen to be issued by the authorities. Most of the times we are being ordered to work for another staff on meager overtime allowance not revised since years and not paid regularly/timely.  The total responsibility is being shouldered by the poor Postmaster.  The Gramin Dak Sewaks are the most exploited group in this regard without being paid with the Combined Duty Allowance on the plea of some reasons or other. The admissible TRCA  either of the GDS working against the departmental vacancies especially in the vacant post of Postman or his substitute is not being sanctioned in time which is highly discouraging and affecting the efficiency of the delivery staff.  Another important fact to note that most of these Aadhar Cards including corporate mails like Cheque Books under CTS-2010 despatched by banks, premium notices issued by insurance companies and such other mails bear incomplete address in most of the cases and old address in many cases preventing smooth and  correct delivery on the day of receipt. These mails might have been returned on the same day to the sender, but we have been told to keep these articles for seven days under trial which is affecting our tolerance limit (0% to 5 %) fixed now a days. Without giving any written order, we have been suggested to show cent per cent delivery in computer for today’s receipt and clear delivery phase wise as early as possible.”
“But it will certainly confuse a customer to see his letter delivered under trace and track system when it is practically not delivered and kept deposited in the Post Office. Really, it is a  gross irregularity” – Mr. Hussain was surprised.
“That’s happening, Sir”.  – stated the Postman. “In such cases, politely approaching our esteemed customers with every humble submission and explaining our compulsions and limitations also, we are delivering the articles. I’m sorry to say that though most of our customers do realize the problem, many complaints are being registered in the post offices for which the Department is issuing continuous instructions to ensure update delivery information correctly and not to upload any information without actually delivering the letter. Adopting a very cut and dry method, while verbal instructions are issued without any record to save the skin, written orders are issued for initiating disciplinary action. We are just a cat’s paw. I am too late today. Excuse me, Sir. Let me go.”
The Postman left Mr. Hussain’s house leaving him in a thoughtful mood.
Alas! How painful ! All the delivery staffs of the Post Office are in between the devil and the deep sea – groaned Mr. Hussain and asked himself many questions.
-       Why the Department of Posts is not realizing the real delivery pain and not taking all the issues narrated by the Postman seriously for the benefit of both the employees and the customers as well.?
-       Why the delivery norms practically feasible aren't fixed and vacant posts aren't filled in?
-       How can cent percent delivery on the day of receipt be possible without man and machine?
-       Is there no real relief from such continuous pain in delivery?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DoP's first ATM Transaction inaugurated at Bangalore

Photo News
1.       The first screen before transaction
 2.       Once you enters the PIN, this is the next screen asking for the type of service
 3.       Once you click cash withdrawal , below screen appears
 4.       After entering the amount, the below screen appears
 5.       Once you confirms the amount, the next screen shows whether you need receipt or not. (below) 
 6.       Once you press Yes or No, the below states screen appears
 7.       After processing the ATM will dispense  the cash…..(dummy cash coming out)
 8.       Finally the transaction is successful…
 9.       The  exact dummy cash came out of ATM is shown below (INR 2700)
 10.   Withdrawal receipt shown below
 11.   Camera catches the pictures while transacting with ATM machine (shown below)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Change in the date of Holiday on the occasion of Muharram -reg.

Change in the date of Holiday on the occasion of Muharram -reg.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th November, 2013
Subject: Change in the date of Holiday on the occasion of Muharram -reg.
The Holiday on the occasion of Muharram was listed on Thursday the 14th November, 2013 side Annexure 
I of this Department’s O.M. No 12/4/2012-JCA-2 dated 5th June, 2012. This was dependent on sighting of the
 Moon. It has now been decided that for offices in Delhi / New Delhi, the Holiday on the occasion of Muharram
 will now be on Friday, the 15th November, 2013 and all Central Government Administrative offices located in Delhi 
/ New Delhi shall remain closed on account of Muharram on 15th November, 2013.
2. Hindi version will follow.
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (WA)
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