Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Notification for CWC meeting to be held at Horanadu on 06-01-2018

All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts,
Karnataka Circle
Vasudeva Chathra
ASP o/o SP PSD Bengaluru
(M) 9449004665
Manjunatha Hubballi
[Circle Secretary]
SPO Haveri Division
(M) 9449849271
Joseph Rodrigues
[Circle Treasurer]
 Manager NSH  Mangalore
(M) 9449848935

CS/IAIASP/CWC/2017                                                                            Dated 15.12.2017
            Under the provisions of Article 30 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the Circle Working Committee Meeting of the Association will be held at Sri Annapurneshwari temple hall Horandu Dist: Chikkamagaluru on 06.01.2018 at 1000 hours.
Sri Annapurneshwari Temple hall Horanadu
1.   Confirmation of the minutes of the last CWC held on 15.07.2017 at Belgaum.
2.   Organizational and Financial review of the association.
3.   Subject matters for debate/discussion and decision thereon.
      a. implementation of Dte order dated 24-10-2017 for up-gradation of Grade pay of Inspector Posts from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- w.e.f. 01.01.2006, contempt case at Ernakulam bench.
      b.   Bunching & anomaly issues of Seventh Pay Commission.
      c.   Regular promotion to PS Group ‘B’ Cadre & JTS cadre. (Regular DPC for the year 2017)
      e.   LDCE for the promotion to PS Group ‘B’ examination.
      f.    LDCE for promotion to Sr Postmaster examination.
      g. Issue of all India combined seniority list of Inspector Posts from the year 2001 onwards in phased manner.
      h.    Re-organization of Sub Divisions.
      i.   Re allotment of ASP’s from region to region.
      j.   Supply of Data card/Laptops/Computers with Broad Band connection for all IP/ASPs other than Sub Divisional Heads
      k. Sanction of PLI/RPLI incentive to the sub divisional heads through McCamish software
      l.    Clerical assistance to the Sub divisional heads in view of monitoring of BD & e-enabled services.
      m. condemnation of the old laptops and supply of new laptops to sub divisions
      n. Revision of Inspection Questionnaire.
      o.   Any other item with the permission of the Chair
4.   Organization review.
5.   Financial review
6.   Karnataka Circle Blog.
All CWC members are requested to attend the meeting well in time.
                                                                                            Yours sincerely,
                                                                                        /Manjunatha Hubballi/                    
                                                                                 Circle Secretary, AIAIs&ASPs
                                                                                                Karnataka Circle

Copy to
1.     The CPMG Karnataka Circle Bengaluru-560001, for kind information with a request to issue instructions to all Regions/ Divisions to relieve the CWC members to attend the meeting well in time with eligible transit period.
2.     The PMG NK Region Dharwad-580001 for information and necessary action please.
3.     The PMG SK Region Bengaluru-560001 for information and necessary action please.
4.     The PMG HQ Region Bengaluru-560001 for information and necessary action please.
5.     GM CEPT Mysore-570010 for information and necessary action please
6.     The Director Postal Training Centre Mysore-570010 for information and necessary action please.
7.     ALL CWC Members.
8.     Office copy

Special invitees:
1.       Sri Vilas Ingale General Secretary & SPO Palghar Division Mumbai.
2.       Sri M Raghavendra SPO Chikkagaluru Division Chikkamagaluru.
3.     Sri Naveen Chander SPO’s Shimoga Division Shimoga.
4.     Sri Dinesh Khare Retd Sr Postmaster Mysore HO.

5.        Sri Jayant Kumar M Captain @ APS New Delhi.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bimonthly meeting with PMG SK Region Bengaluru

DOPT trying best to clear backlog of promotions: Dr Jitendra Singh : Press Information Bureau

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is trying its best to clear the backlog of promotions which had accumulated for several years. He said, while the Government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi follows a policy of zero tolerance towards corrupt and non-performing officers, at the same time it is also supportive towards performing officers of integrity.
Dr Jitendra Singh was responding to a delegation of Central Secretariat employees who called on him here today and sought his intervention for timely promotion of lower grade staff members. They also submitted a memorandum on behalf the Central Secretariat MTS Association, wherein it was submitted that many of the lowermost working professionals in the Government of India get deprived of even single promotion during their entire service tenure.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, in order to bring in the ease of governance as well as objectivity in empanelments, the government has, in the last three years, improvised upon the procedures so as to ensure that there are no subjective preferences involved in carrying out the promotions. The procedures have been made more hi-tech using sophisticated technology tools to minimize the human interface, he added.

He said that in the past, every government took credit for bringing in a new legislation or rule while this government has done away with nearly 1500 rules which were either obsolete or had become irrelevant with the passage of time. All this is meant not only to ensure effective and timely delivery of outcomes for the public, but also to enable the employees to perform to the best of their ability, he added.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, he himself personally feels disturbed to come across cases where some of the employees working in the lowest rung of administration spend their entire service tenure of 30 to 35 years without securing a single promotion. He said, he has discussed the issue with all the senior officers in the Ministry and several innovative means are being evolved to avoid stagnation at middle and lower rungs of administration.

Dr Jitendra Singh also regretted that in a large number of cases, stagnation in promotions was the result of litigation amongst the employees themselves and even though the DoPT tries its best to put forward its view in the court of law, the delay becomes inevitable.

2018 International Letter Writing Competition for the Young People : DoP

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Release of special cover and permanent cancellation on Shree Bahubalaiswamy Mahamasthakabhisheka Mohotsava 2018

CHQ News: GS requests to DDG (P) for holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2017-18.


Ms Manju Kumar,
Dy. Director General (P),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :    Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2017-18. 

Respected Madam,

          IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention towards its letter of even number dated 30/9/2017 and 11/11/2017 whereby it was requested to call for records for convening regular DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2017-18. But till date Directorate has not issued the list of officers in the zone of consideration to Circles. All are well aware that this year DPC is badly delayed for the one or other reasons.   

         Furthermore it also bring to your kind notice that a large number of JTS vacancies are lying vacant in each and every Circles since long and PS Gr. B officers are officiating against these posts creating resultant vacancies in Gr. B in Circles and imbalance thereof upto IP/ASP level affecting timely promotion in each cadre and repatriation of deserving PS Gr. B officers to their home circle. Similarly, large numbers of PS Gr. B posts are vacant in each circle. Secondly, result of PS Gr. B examination is awaited.

          It is therefore requested to kindly direct SPG Division of Directorate to either circulate the names of the officers who are in the zone of consideration for promotion to the PS Gr. B cadre or give cut off year of IP batch in each category (OC, SC and ST) and call for their APARs and other required documents for the scrutiny etc. by allotting circle wise dates.

          We hope that your honour will look into this vital issue personally and take appropriate action to avoid further consequences.   

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Preparation and maintenance of Annual Performance Assessment Reports (APAR)

1) APARs graded below 4 will be given a score of zero.
2) APARs graded between 4 to 6 and short of 6 will be rated as 'good' and given a score of 5.
3) APARs graded between 6 and short of 8 will be will be rated as 'very good' and given a score of 7.
4) APARs graded between 8 and 10 will be rated as 'outstanding' will be given a score of 9 for the purpose of calculating average scores for empanelment /promotion. 

To view the details, please CLICK  HERE.  All members are requested to keep the copy of this ruling with them for record purpose. 

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Bimonthly meeting with PMG HQ Region Bengaluru on 15-12-5017

    It is informed that bimonthly meeting with PMG HQ region to be held on 15-12-2017...

Aadhaar/Mobile Seeding in Finacle

Addendum to SB Order No. 15 / 2017 : Mandatory use of Savings Account for credit of maturity/premature value, monthly/quarterly/yearly interest in case of MIS/SCSS/TD accounts and investments from 15.12.2017

PLI - Highlights, Monthly Premium and Maturity value at the age of 50, 55 and 58

Economy Measures - Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings : Department of Expenditure

CHQ News: Views/opinion called for from all circles on proposal submitted by CHQ for cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent Posts

All Circle Secretaries, CHQ office bearers and members working in RO/CO are directed to meet the circle administration immediately and request them to submit their views / opinions on the proposal as suggested by CHQ in toto. It is learnt from Directorate that the proposal submitted by Association is practicable and working one.  

All are once again requested to give the top priority to this at their circle, otherwise if there is delay, then the present staff who are dealing the issue at Directorate will get transferred in ensuing rotational transfer. 

Probable Central DA from 1st January 2018

As we know that data for November and December is required tocalculate the exact amount of D.A. payable from 1st January. These data will be made available on 31st December and 31st January.

If it is assumed that current level (287) is maintained in the next two months, there will be an increase of 2% D.A. / D.R. payable from 1st January 2018. The position can change only if the number drastically increases or decreases in the next two months.

So it can be predicted that there will be an increase of 3% D.A. / D.R. from 1st January 2018. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

10 Income Tax rules you need to know

1. Tax saving on house rent allowance

House rent allowance, commonly known as HRA, is a major chunk of a salaried individual's total pay. Under Section 10 (13A) of the Income Tax Act, you can save tax on the rent you pay to your landlord. However, you get partial tax benefit on the rent you pay. The amount that is allowed for exemption under HRA is calculated as the minimum of:

i) Rent paid annually minus 10 per cent of basic salary plus dearness allowance
ii) Actual HRA received
iii) 40 per cent of basic and dearness allowance (50 per cent in case of metro cities).

Your HRA allowance will be taxable if you are not paying any rent or you stay in your own house. But those who stay with their parents can also claim HRA benefits by paying rent to their parents.

2. Deductions under Section 80C

One can claim tax benefit on investments up to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. If you fall in the highest tax slab (30 per cent), by investing Rs 1.5 lakh you can save tax for up to Rs 46,350 (including cess charges.) per year. Investments that qualify for tax benefit under this section are Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Account, National Savings Certificate and tax-saving fixed deposits. The premium paid for life insurance plans, National Pension Scheme (NPS) and tax-saving mutual funds (ELSS) also qualify for deduction under Section 80C.

One can also claim tuition fees paid for up to two children, principal repayment on home loan, stamp duty and registration cost on the house bought as a deduction under Section 80C.

Read: Save income tax through mutual fund investment. All you need to know

3. Deductions under Section 80CCD(1B)

This section was introduced in Budget 2015-16. Under this section, one can get tax benefits on investments up to Rs 50,000 in NPS tier 1 account. This is over and above the Rs 1.5 lakh limit under Section 80C. An individual in highest tax bracket can save Rs. 15,450 by investing Rs. 50,000 in NPS under Section 80CCD(1B).

4. Deduction under Section 80E

If you have taken an education loan for yourself, spouse or children, then the interest paid on the loan qualify for tax benefit under Section 80E. The best thing here is that there is no upper limit on the amount of deduction. But the criteria is that the loan must have been taken from a financial institution or approved charitable institution and for full-time higher education.

5. Deduction of interest on housing loan (Section 24B)

If you have taken a housing loan to buy a house, then the interest you pay on your housing loan qualify for tax benefit under Section 24B. Interest paid up to Rs 2 lakh in a financial year on housing loan is allowed as deduction from your income. If you have taken a home improvement loan, then interest up to Rs 30,000 will be allowed as deduction under this section.

6. Deduction under Section 80EE

Re-introduced in Union Budget 2016, an additional deduction of Rs. 50,000 is available under this section, which is over and above the limit of Section 24B on interest paid on home loans if a person is buying a house for the first time. But there is a condition to avail this benefit. The cost of the property must be below Rs 50 lakh and the loan amount must be less than equal to Rs 35 lakh.Also, the property must be bought after April 1, 2016.

7. Deduction under Section 80D

Premiums paid for health insurance for self, spouse, children, and parents qualify for deduction under Section 80D. One can claim deduction of Rs. 25,000, if he is below 60 years of age, and Rs. 30,000 if he is above 60 years of age, towards medical insurance premium paid for self, spouse and children. Under this section, additional deduction of Rs. 25,000 is available if one buys medical insurance for his parents. This deduction can go up to Rs. 30,000 per year if parents are above the age of 60 years. So the total deduction you get under Section 80D is up to Rs 60,000.

8. Deduction under Section 80DD

If a tax payer has dependent parents, spouse, children or siblings who are differently-abled, then he can claim deductions up to Rs. 75,000 for expenses on their maintenance and medical treatment under this section. If the disability is severe in nature, then the deduction can increase to Rs 1.25 lakh.

9. Deduction under Section 80DDB

Under this section, one can claim deduction of Rs. 40,000 for medical treatment of specified disease or ailment for self and dependents. The deduction can go up to Rs. 60,000 if the tax payer is above 60 years of age and if he is above 80 years of age, then the deduction amount is up to Rs. 80,000. The diseases have been specified in Rule 11DD. To claim this benefit a certificate in form 10 I is to be furnished by the taxpayer from any registered doctor.

Also Read: Mutual fund: Should you opt for regular plan or direct plan for wealth creation

10. Tax benefit under Section 80TTA

Under this section, interest income up to Rs 10,000 per annum from savings account is allowed as deduction from taxable income. However, interest earned from fixed deposits, term deposits does not qualify for deduction under this.

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'Qualified Status' to the APS candidates/examinees qualified in Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(66.66%) for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2015-16 (01.01.2015 to 31.03.2016) held on 22nd & 23rd October,2016.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Reply from CO Bengaluru on recast of the circle gradation list of Karnataka Circle IPASPs...

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

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CHQ News: DPC for promotion to the PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2017-18

GS informed that, Today, discussed the issue with concerned officers at Directorate about holding of DPC. I am told that the list of the officers who are in the zone of consideration will be circulated very soon.

Down gradation of Chinchbunder HO-400009 (PS Gr-B Gazetted) into Sub Post Office (HSG-I) and Up gradation of the status of Chembur HO-400071 (HSG-I) to the level of PS Gr-B Gazetted HO

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

CCS (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965- Classification of Posts

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Karnataka Circle Chess champions....

Right to left-Sri. Vadiraj, PA, Mandya Dn, Sri T. V. Venkatesh Upadhyaya PA, Tumkur Dn, Sri P.V.Damodar, AD PLI NKRO, Dharwad , Sh.Nagaraj  Ballari RMS,  Sh. Sharad Mishra, JE, Electricla Wing, Basavanagudi.

  We wish them all the best in national level...