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Thursday, April 24, 2014


1) What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she prepares to enter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?

Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.

2) What to do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your house, run into the kitchen.

Experts Say: You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are 
kept.And where the knives and plates are. All these can be turned into 
deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils 
all over. 
Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a 
molester. He does not want to be caught.

3} Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.

Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration number. Then use the mobile to call your family or friend and pass on the details to them in the language the driver understands.Even if no one answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows someone has his details and he will be in serious trouble if anything goes wrong. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. A potential attacker is now your DE fact o protector!

4}What if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to – and you feel you are entering a danger zone?

Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or your stole (dupatta) to wrap around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.

5} If you are stalked at night.

Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament. If it is night and shops are not open, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television.

Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you.
After all, being mentally alert is the greatest weapon you can ever have. 

Shared by brother P V Damodar ASP (HQ) Raichur Division.  

GS Desk...

Letter to Secretary i/c/w non grant of promotion to ASP under ACP Scheme

No. GS/AIAIASP/Raj/Misc-2/2014                                 Dated :     23/4/2014.

The Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001. 

Subject : Non grant of promotion under Assured Career Progression Scheme. 

Respected Madam,
I am enclosing herewith a copy of representation received from Sri D. S. Kanwar, ASP, Korba Sub Division, Korba 495677 (Chhattisgarh) addressed to Postal Directorate regarding non grant of promotion under ACP Scheme.

          The above named officer entered in the department as PA on 29-7-1981 and passed IP examination in the year 1991 under ST category and joined on 19-10-1994. He has completed 24 years of service in the department on 29-7-2005. The officer has promoted to ASP cadre on adhoc basis on 25-1-2008 and thereafter without any break promoted on regular basis on 4-3-2011.

As per ACP Scheme “the employee having more than 12 but less than 24 years of regular service, shall be granted first up-gradation immediately and shall also be considered for second financial up-gradation under the ACP scheme, as and when he completes 24 years of regular service without waiting for completion of 12 years of regular service after the first financial up-gradation, already granted”.  Secondly, as per DoPT OM No. 36012/23/96-Estt (Res.) dated 22/7/1997 concessions were given to the SC/ST employees for considering them for promotion without reference to merit and the prescribed bench mark. These versions have been reintroduced w. e. f. 3/10/2000 as per DoPT OM No. 36012/23/96-Estt (Res.) Vol.II dated 3/10/2000. The officer has not come across with any disciplinary / vigilance case and his ACRs were also clear, and till the reporting period 2008-09 not a single adverse remark was communicated to him. It is surprising that the officer is due for IInd ACP w.e.f. 29/7/2005, but Chhattisgarh circle has not included the officers name in the zone of promotion under ACP scheme.  

It is therefore urged to cause to issue necessary directions to CPMG, Chhattisgarh Circle to consider the representation of the officer and allow him promotion / financial up-gradation under IInd ACP scheme w. e. f. 29/7/2005.

Soliciting early response,               
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)

General Secretary

Excess pay given due to wrong pay fixation shall not be recovered from employee

     High Court today said that if excess pay was granted to an employee due to erroneous pay fixation done by the department and not due to any misrepresentation by him, that amount shall not be recovered from employee from the retiral benefits, that too after retirement.

      He directed the authorities not to make any recovery on the ground of any wrong fixation done during the service, as it was not the petitioner’s mistake.
Allowing a petition from K Syed Razack, a retired Police InspectorJustice D Hariparanthaman set aside the order of the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, to recover Rs 36,312 from the DCRG (Death-Cum-Retirement Gratuity) of the petitioner.
     The judge also directed that the amount be refunded if any already recovered from the petitioner within six weeks.
     Razack submitted he was appointed Grade-II constable on June 1, 1971. After two promotions, he was listed in ‘C’ list of head constables fit for promotion to Sub-Inspector’s post on Sep 22, 1985. As there was no vacancy, he was not promoted at that time.
    Later, he was promoted temporarily as SI on September 15, 1987 and also paid salary by fixing his pay to the post. He was regularised in the post with effect from August 17 1992, promoted as Inspector on October 15,2003 and retired from service on January 31, 2009.
    When the pension proposals were sent, the Accountant General opined that the benefit of fixation was given from September 15, 1987 and should be given only from the date of regularisation of service (August 7, 1992).
    The Police Commissioner then passed an order to recover Rs 36,312 from the DCRG of Razack towards alleged excess payment due to the fixation.
    Citing a judgment of a division bench, which held such recovery was bad, the judge said he was also of the view that the judgement applies to the facts of this particular case.
“Any wrong fixation that was said to have been made in 1987 shall not be sought to be recovered, after retirement in 2009, more particularly, when it is not the case of the authorities that the wrong fixation was done at the instance of the petitioner by way of misrepresentation.”
“Even, if there was any error, the petitioner cannot be made to suffer after retirement, by way of recovery,” the judge said.

7th CPC questionnaire 

BPS Draft Reply highlighting OROP, FMA, NPS Withdrawal, Merger of DR, Exemption from IT To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd April, 2014.


Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay In the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 7th October, 2013 revising the rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 183% to 200% w.e.f. 1.1.2014. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. of even number dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

(Subhash Chand)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Amendment to POLI Rules, 2011

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GS Desk...

Reminder to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre

No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger-ASP/2013                                    Dated :      21/4/2014.

Ms P. Gopinath,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Collection of information in respect of Inspector Posts and   Assistant Superintendents Posts working in Department of Posts. 

Ref.     :  Directorate letter No. 25-35/2011-Estt-PE-I dated 21st January, 2014.

Respected Madam,
      IP/ASP would like to bring to your kind notice that a proposal for merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre was forwarded to Directorate under letter of even number dated 20/11/2013. This issue was already discussed at length in person with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt) and Director (Estt) and during the course of discussion; everybody has appreciated the proposal, as since last 33 years no cadre review has been taken place for IP cadre. The issue of parity of GP and promotional prospects of Inspectors in the Department like Income Tax, Customs and Central Excise etc. was also discussed. It was brought to the notice of all the officers that, in other Departments, Inspectors get promotion direct to PS Gr. B but in the DOP there is exists an intermediary grade of ASPs having Gazetted status. The response of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure was also informed in the matter of raising the GP of IPs from the existing Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- so as to bring them on par with Inspectors in other Departments.

      It is to further bring to your kind notice that all the circles have submitted the requisite information called for by Directorate vide above referred letter. This vital issue is pending at Directorate since more than 5 months. In case of any query in the matter, this Association may be called for discussion. 

     It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter personally and caused to move the proposal to the Nodal Ministry immediately.  
                                                                             Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary