Monday, January 21, 2019

SOP FOR CLAIM SETTLEMENT UNDER PMSBY


PMSBY Claim form and SOP for claim settlement


Following benefits are available under PMSBY: 

The process followed will be as under:

Steps to be taken by the Nominee in case of death of depositor in accident:

1. Nominee should approach CBS Post Office where the depositor was having the ‘Savings Bank Account’ through which he / she was covered under PMSBY and collect Claim Form, and Discharge receipt, from the Post Office.
2. Nominee to submit duly completed Claim Form, Discharge Receipt, along with the death certificate in original, FIR/Panchnama in original and Post Mortem Report.
3. Nominee has to provide his/her own Post Office Savings Bank Account details (if opened in any CBS Post Office or Nominee will first open savings account) or bank Account details (if nominee is having savings account in any Nationalized Bank).

Steps to be taken by the Depositor in case of permanent disability in accident:

1. Depositor should approach CBS Post Office where the depositor was having the ‘Savings Bank Account’ through which he / she was covered under PMSBY and collect Claim Form, and Discharge receipt, from the Post Office.
2. Depositor to submit duly completed Claim Form, Discharge Receipt, along with the permanent disability certificate in original by Civil Surgeon and FIR/Panchnama in original. 

Steps to be taken by the Post Office

1. Upon receipt of claim form and discharge certificate alongwith documents mentioned above, the Post Office should check whether the cover for the said member was in-force on the date of his death, i.e., whether the premium for the said cover was deducted from account prior to the Member’s death.

2. Post Office to verify the Claim Form & the nominee details from the relevant Finacle menu through which enrolment was made and to fill in the relevant columns of the Claim form.

3. Post Office should ensure that following documents are attached with claim form:-
(i) Claim Form duly completed
(ii) Death Certificate (in case of death)
(iii) FIR/Panchnama in Original
(iv) Post Mortem report (in case of death)(v) Permanent Disability Certificate issued by Civil Surgeon
(vi) Discharge Certificate duly completed.
(vii) Photocopy of cancelled cheque of the Nominee account (if it is a cheque account).

4. Post Office user will enter relevant details in Finacle menu CCSPMY
The screen shots of menu – CCSPMY
Criteria Page – CCSPMY (Claims and Settlements for PMY Policies)
In the criteria page of CCSPMY menu following functions are provided –
A – Add
M – Modify
V – Verify
I – Inquire
C – Cancel

5. Post Office User has to select the function ADD. Then enter Account ID and select the scheme as PM Suraksha Bima. Click on GO. In case of permanent disability, user will change the option of Existing Disability Status as Yeas and fill details of disability in the relevant field.
Following screen will appear:-
6. User has to enter Nominee Aadhar No. (if given), Nominee Address, Nominee Mail ID(if given), Nominee Mobile Number (if given), Nominee PAN No.(if given), Nominee Bank Account (either POSB or any Bank Account), Nominee IFSC Code (if having account in Bank), Guardian name if Nominee is minor, Nominee Date of Birth (if nominee is minor), select Bank as DOP (if POSB Account) or others if other Bank Account.

7. User will click on validate and ensure that all mandatory fields are filled. It will submit documents to Supervisor.

8. Supervisor will select Function Code Verify and compare all the information filled in claim form and discharge voucher with the data filled by user. After, satisfaction, he will verify the claim. Upon verification, Claim Identification No. will be displayed by the system. This number should be noted on the top of the Claim Form and the claim register.

9. Claim Form duly filled and verified by CBS Post Office alongwith enclosures should be sent to Sr.Post Master Sansad Marg HO, New Delhi 110001 by service registered Letter. One RL should be sent even if more than one claim form is due to be sent on same day.

10. User will also maintain a claim register in which the claim shall be entered. This register has to be prepared manually by entering Date of entry of claim/Account ID/Name of Account Holder/Date of Death/Name of Nominee/Claim Identification No. (generated by system)/ Date on which claim Form sent to Sansad Marg HO/Registered Letter receipt to be pasted against claims sent on a particular date.

11. Snasad Marg HO, on receipt of claim form will enter the claim in the register to be maintained manually and designated PA of this HO will intimate System Manager for extraction of the data from Finacle for the said claim. Data extraction file will be sent to NIC by Sansad Marg HO and all the claim forms received will be sent by service Registered Parcel to the designated branch of NIC. 

12. NIC, after sanctioning of the claim will push credit of the claimed amount into Bank Account of the depositor or nominee as the case may be if account stands at any Bank or Credit the funds toSansad Marg HO Bank Account No._________________ IFSC Code_______________________ if depositor or nominee account is in any CBS Post Office. NIC will provide data file in the format of
HTTUM to Sansad Marg HO. Snasad Marg HO will upload the HTTUM file in Finacle provided that
funds are already received and account for the money in SB Deposit and Remittance to Bank (against
credit entry received from NIC).

13. Sansad Marg HO will make entry of date of credit against the claims in the register and send intimation to the relevant CBS Post Office about the credit.

14. Relevant CBS Post Office will make entry of date of credit in its register and inform the claimant
over phone about the credit. No accounting entry is to be made in any other CBS Post Office.

Click below link to download application form and Claim Settlement SOP

How many Central Govt. Employees and Postal employees covered under New Pension Scheme ?

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Application form for GDS Transfer

Annexure - I : Application for Transfer from on Post to another Post in Gramin Dak Sevak

Source: GDS Blog

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Civil Posts and Services in the Government of India

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Civil Posts and Services in the Government of India  





Saturday, January 19, 2019

Seeking Option From Promoted Under Secretaries (Adhoc) Under Rotational Transfer Policy

Seeking option from promoted Under Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy – DOPT Order

No.5/4/2017-CS. 1(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated 10th January, 2019.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Seeking option from promoted Under Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ Order No.5/7/2016-CS.l(U) (Vol.11) dated 21.12.2018 and Order of even number dated 28.12.2018 and 31.12.2018 whereby Section Officers of CSS were granted adhoc promotion in Grade-I (Under Secretary) of CSS on “as is where is basis” and it was stipulated to carry out Rotational Transfer of officers who have completed their tenure. Accordingly, in terms of Rotational Transfer Policy of CSS officers notified vide O.M.No.21/2!2009-CS.l(P) dated 16.07.2015, the adhoc Under Secretaries have been divided into following categories:
(i) The names of officers shown in Annexure-1 are eligible to be posted out from their present Ministries/ Departments on completion of their tenure. This includes officer returned from deputation.
(ii) The names of officers shown in Annexure-Il who have not completed their tenure are also required to be posted out as no vacancy in Under Secretary Grade are available in Ministries! Departments where they are presently posted.
(iii) The names of officers shown in Annexure-IlI who comes within two years of their retirement are also required to be posted out as no vacancy in Under Secretary Grade are available in Ministries! Departments where they are presently posted.
(iv) The names of officers shown in Annexure-IV are retained in their present Ministries! Departments as they have not completed their tenure. This includes officers who are within two years! 06 months of their retirement. This includes officers returned from deputation.
(v) The details of vacancies available in Ministries! Departments of both the Groups is given at Annexure-V. The officers whose names are indicated i.n Annexure I, II and Ill are requested to indicate their preferences for posting in the enclosed format at Annexure-VI which should reach CS.I Division latest by 15.01.2019 by 2.00 PM through e-mail only. In case preference for posting is not received within the stipulated date and time, it will be presumed that officer has no preference for posting. Preference of posting will be decided in order of seniority. An officer posted in Group ‘A’ Ministry/ Department may opt for posting to another Ministry! Department in Group ‘A’ as well as Group ‘B’, whereas an officer posted in Group ‘B’ Ministry/Department may opt for posting in Group ‘A’ only.
2. The posting will be decided in terms of the rotational transfer policy as under:
(I) Ministries/Departments have been categorized into Group A and Group B for posting/transfer.
(ii) RTP provides tenure of six years for Under Secretary in a Ministry/Department, including tenure rendered in any other designation in the same Ministry! Department. In Group A, certain Ministries qualify for a reduced tenure by one year.
(iii) An officer shall be transferred from Group A to Group A I Group B and Group B to
Group A as the case may be.
(iv) An officer who is to be transferred out from the current Ministry/Department on completion of prescribed tenure or for want of vacancy as the case may be may also opt for posting in a Ministry/Department in the other Group where he/she had earlier served subject to the condition that there is a gap of period which is equal to tenure prescribed for the grade of Under Secretary in that Ministry.
(v) Option for posting : The officers may furnish three choices in the appropriate Group.
(vi) Options will be submitted only through e-mail at dasgupta.sk13@nic.in
(vii) The Placement Committee will recommend posting of officers on the basis of seniority, preference and past posting etc.
3. The cutoff date for the purpose of counting of residency period is 31.12.2018. Efforts have been made to count the residency period of the officers as per records available, personal information furnished by the officers and data available in cscms.nic.in to the extent possible. In case there is any discrepancy, the same may be brought to the notice of this Department by the concerned Ministry/ Department. While counting residency period, the period served on deputation, long leave and training has been deducted.
4. For the officers who have not completed their tenure and retained in their respective Ministries/Departments, no formal posting order is required as they have already been shown against their present Ministries/ Departments vide this Department’s promotion order issued on 21.12.2018, 28.12.2018 and 31.12.2018.
5. In the present list, there are some Section Officers who got promotion on as is where is basis” in outstation offices. On their rotational transfer from outstation offices, the vacancy arise in Section Officer grade will be filled by the cadre units as per Rotational Transfer Policy.
sd/-
(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Friday, January 18, 2019

Important DOP Order for GDS in c/w Implementation of one-man committee recommendations [Collections]

Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dek Sevaks ( GDS )




Implementation of recommendations of One-man Committee on Introduction of Voluntary Discharge Scheme for all categories of GDS


Implementation of recommendations of one-man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the GDS


Provisional appointment of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification etc. on one time basis.


Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on introduction of 'Emergency' leave for a maximum of 5 days i n a calendar year lbr all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Remuneration payable to Department of Posts for Savings Bank and certificates work for the year 2018-19

Rates in respect of Remuneration payable to Department of Posts for Savings Bank and certificates work for the year 2018-19 - regarding.

Implementation of recommendations of one-man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the GDS

Implementation of recommendations of one-man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS)



In Depth India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)

Post Office Saving Schemes with Income Tax benefits

NEW DELHI: When it comes to save Income Tax (I-T) on your hard-earned money, some of the post office schemes offer attractive interest rates to the investors. The department of posts or India Post is a government-operated postal system which is part of the ministry of communications. The department has nine products in its kitty and out of which five qualifies for the tax saving option. These schemes are Post Office Time Deposit Account (TD), Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificates (NSC) and Sukanya Samriddhi accounts. 

Under these schemes, a person can claim a deduction up to Rs 1.5 lakh in a financial year from taxable income under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

1) Post Office Time Deposit Account (TD): This scheme comes with four options for a maximum period of five years, which attracts the highest benefit. Investment in time deposits of one-year, two-year and three-year maturity periods fetches an interest of 7 per cent. The five-year scheme is similar to tax-saving five-year bank deposits, that comes with a lock-in period of five years. Currently, the five-year post office deposit scheme fetches 7.8 per cent. 

2) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (For 60 years and above): The scheme offers an interest rate of 8.7 per cent per annum, payable from the date of deposit of March 31/ September 30 / December 31 in the first instance and thereafter, interest shall be payable on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. Tax deducted at source (TDS) is deducted on interest, if the amount is more than Rs 10,000 per annum. 

3) 15-year Public Provident Fund Account (PPF): PPF offers an interest rate of 8 per cent per annum, which is compounded yearly. The scheme has an EEE or ‘exempt, exempt, exempt’ status and thus, the interest earned is also tax-free. The minimum amount that must be deposited in a PPF account in a financial year is Rs 500 and the maximum allowed is Rs 1.5 lakh. 

4) National Savings Certificates: The NSC fetches an interest rate of 8 per cent per annum and deposits under it also qualify for deduction under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. This interest is compounded annually but payable at maturity. For instance, an NSC of Rs 100 will offer Rs 146.93 on maturity after five years. 

5) Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme: The Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme is a small deposit scheme for the girl child only. It currently offers 8.5 per cent interest per annum and provides income tax benefits. Even the returns are tax free under the scheme. The Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme also enjoys 'EEE' status, making it one of the most tax efficient schemes.

Grant of annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits [DOP]

Grant of annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits - Reg : Department of Posts.

Shri Brajesh Kumar, GM, BD Directorate inaugurated India Post Pavalion at Vibrant Gujarat 2019

Shri Brajesh Kumar, GM, BD Directorate inaugurated India Post Pavalion at Vibrant Gujarat 2019. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble PM of India. India Post Pavalion highlights initiatives like IPPB, eCommerce Portal, My Stamp, PLI & RPLI, Aadhaar, Social Security Schemes by DOP etc. The event will begin from 18th Jan and will continue till 22nd Jan. India Post Pavalion is in Hall 02, Helipad Exhibition Ground, Gandhinagar.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

25 Percent Increase In College Seats To Enable Quota For Economically Weak

In a bid to accommodate 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker section (EWS) in educational institutions, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that around 25 per cent college seats will be increased in higher educational institutions and universities across the country.

“The modalities are being worked out and within a week’s time we will have the exact number of seats that will be added. The operation manuals about how to implement the quota will be issued soon,” Prakash Javadekar was quoted as saying.
“While implementing this, we will ensure that reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs does not get affected. Hence, there will be more seats,” he added.
The extension of the reservation system is likely to put additional pressure on private institutions as they have to comply with government norms in order to get legal recognition. The rule requires private and government colleges to make infrastructural arrangements to induct poor students from castes, such as Brahmins, Rajputs and Chettiars.
As of now, the reservation was not mandatory under the government law but was provided in many private institutions.
According to a PTI report, the HRD Ministry said that it will implement 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker section of the general category from the 2019 academic session and increase around 25 per cent seats in higher educational institutions and universities across the country.
“This quota will be implemented in the 40,000 colleges and about 900 universities in the country,” Javadekar said.
The minister, however, did not specify the number of seats which will be added.
“Under the 124th Constitutional amendment, the HRD Ministry has decided that from this year itself the quota for EWS category will be applicable. While implementing this, we will ensure that reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs does not get affected. Hence, there will be more seats,” Javadekar told reporters Tuesday.
In a major announcement in run up to Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes last week.
Source: businesstoday

MACP Guidelines [Clarification reg the benchmark 'Very Good']

MACP guidelines - regarding enhancement of Benchmark for Financial upgradation under MACP scheme as per recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government with Illustrations. 


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SCHEME FOR PROMOTION OF ADVENTURE SPORTS & SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AMONG CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES

SCHEME FOR PROMOTION OF ADVENTURE SPORTS & SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AMONG CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES -PROGRAMMES TO BE ORGANIZED BY YOUTH HOSTEL ASSOCIATION OF INDIA 


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AUTHORIZATION OF WITHDRAWALS UNDER NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM

AUTHORIZATION OF WITHDRAWALS UNDER NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM 

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Transfers under Rule-38 in Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant Cadre [About Rule 20 of CCS(Conduct) Rules 1964]

Recruitment of GDS / Casual Labourer to the Post of MTS

Recruitment of GDS / Casual Labourer to the Post of MTS - Department of Posts