It is to clarify that the Time Scale of 5400 in PB2 is required to be given to Group B officers after 4 years from the date there are placed in GP 4800 either on ACP/MACP or on promotion.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I have received many requests that during March/April instructions were issued by DOPT and Board to conduct DPC by the end of 31.3.2012 and for future vecancy years but copy of the same is not available. It is also understood that some of the  CCAs are not implementing the DOPT instructions issued No.22011/1/2011-Estt.(D) dated 11.3.2011 stating that the Board has not issued any instructions in this regard. In this regard, it is brought to the notice of the concerned that the CBEC has issued instructions to all the Chief Commissioners etc. to comply with the above instructions issued by the DOPT vide. F.No.A. 23020/01/2011-Ad-II.A dated 5th April,2011. A copy of the same is attached below for the benifit of  all concerned. All the Service Associations are requested to take up the matter with concerned CCAs to complete the DPC by March 2012.
Click here for http://www.scribd.com/doc/50760094/DPC-Circular-22011-1-2011-Estt-D1

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TRAI exempts machine to machine and person to machine messages from the limit of 200 SMS per day per SIM

F.No.341-3/2011-CA (QoS)
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Mahanagar Doorsanchar Bhavan,
Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Next to Zakir Hussain College,
New Delhi – 110 002.
Dated the 25th January, 2012


Subject: Direction under section 13, read with sub-clauses (i) and (v) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997), regarding exemption from the limit of two hundred SMS per day per SIM.

F.No.341-3/2011-CA(QoS)---- Whereas the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (hereinafter referred as the Authority), established under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act,1997(24 of 1997) (hereinafter referred to as TRAI Act), has been entrusted with discharge of certain functions inter alia, to regulate the telecommunication services, ensure compliance of the terms and conditions of the licenses, lay-down the standards of quality of service to be provided by the service providers and ensure the quality of service and conduct the periodical survey of such services provided by the service providers so as to protect the interest of the consumers of telecommunications service;

2. And whereas the Authority had, in exercise of the powers under section 36, read with sub-clause (v) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) and clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 11 of the TRAI Act, notified the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010 (6 of 2010) dated the
1st December, 2010, (hereinafter referred to as the regulations) to regulate unsolicited commercial communications;

3. And whereas clause (ka) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 20 of the said regulations provides that no Access Provider shall permit sending of more than two hundred SMS per day per SIM;

4. And whereas clause (kb) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 20 of the said regulations further provides that the Authority may by direction, from time to time, specify the category of SMS which shall be excluded from the limit of two hundred SMS per day per SIM;

5. And whereas Authority received representations that in view of the limit of the two hundred SMS per day per SIM specified under clause (ka) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 20 of the regulations, it is not possible to send Machine to Machine and Person to Machine SMS, exceeding the said limit, which are sent by them to initiate process or application for their operational requirement;

6. And whereas the Authority has duly considered the representations referred to in the preceding para and is of the view that messages from Machine to Machine and Person to Machine need to be excluded from the limit of two hundred SMS per day per SIM;

7. Now therefore, the Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under section 13, read with sub-clauses (i) and (v) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997) and clause (kb) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 20 of the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010 (6 of 2010), hereby directs all Access Providers to exclude from the limit of two hundred SMS per day per SIM, all machine to machine and person to machine messages, where machine is not a mobile handset and no manual intervention is required at the receiving end.

(A. Robert Jerard Ravi)
Advisor (QoS & SP)

All Access Providers

Monday, January 23, 2012

Minister promises Cadre Review

BANGALORE: Assuring officers of the Indian Revenue Service that their long standing demand for Cadre Review, V Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State for DoPT, PMO and Parliament Affairs on Friday said, “Within a fortnight cadre review will be finalised with the PMO’s approval. The government will safeguard your interests.” He was addressing the inaugural session of the All India Convention of the Indian Revenue Service Association.

Placing the blame for the inordinate delay in cadre review on the association, Narayanasamy said that the association must take the initiative and put pressure on the government. “For 10 years no initiative was taken. The fault is in your part,” he said. Praising the service, he went on to add that the Food Security Bill would require expenses of `86,000 crore and these were calculated by the government based on generation by the IRS. The service, so far has seen only four cadre reviews between 1975 to 2000 and DoPT guidelines state that cadre review is a must every five years. He said that in HAG+ category where the second category had to report to the first, the government is working out a system where seniority will be maintained. “Middle-level officers will be given more than what you asked for. I will be meeting Finance Secretary and chairman of CBDT next week to finalise additional posts for middle-level,” he said. He also announced that the CBDT chairman would now have a fixed tenure instead of a period of three months which will allow the incumbent to focus on major issues like pay scales and cadre reviews. In a lighter vein, the minister also said that IRS would have to look at increasing its expected collection from Rs 5,32,000 crore to Rs 6,00,000 crore after the cadre review decisions were made.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/minister-promises-cadre-review/222976-60-115.html
Courtesy: Ravi Kumar Insp Hyd.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Group A and B Govt Officers may be asked to file movable property return

Government Servants in the Group A and B services may be asked to file their annual statement of movable properties (such as bank accounts, vehicles, investments etc) soon. Presently, employees in these grades are required to file only annual immovable property returns only.

Mr.V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), indicated Government’s proposal in this connection.

As per the Central Civil Services (CCA) Rules 1964 and All India Services (Conduct) Rules 1968, government servants are supposed to file their Immoveable Property Returns (IPRs) as on December 31 every year by January 31 the next year. Most of the services officers’ declarations have now been posted on websites of respective departments from last year.

The format for IPR, according to the DoPT, calls for “particulars of all immoveable property owned, acquired or inherited by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person dependent on Government Servant.”

source: The Indian Express

Wednesday, January 18, 2012



Recently S.G and President paid a visit to North Block and other important offices of New Delhi.

After several discussion with various officials viz: Chairman, Member(P&V), J.S.(Admn.) of C.B.E.C & Additional Secretary D.O.P&T , D.G. & A.D.G (H.R.D & H.R.M) we would like to place the following statement for information of our members:

Restructuring file has not yet sent back to our Board,

Several rounds of discussion going on amongst D.O.P&T, C.B.E.C and Deptt of Revenue.

As assured by HRM the file would come back to C.B.E.C for finalization of cabinet note by the end of this month.

There is a fair chance of reduction of Gr. ‘A’ post as D.O.P&T deals with right sizing of Gr. ‘A’ strength in a restructuring of a particular department.

Reduction of Gr.’B’ post from the proposed strength was ruled out by the above officials.

On the serious issue of Senior drawing less pay than Juniors the following steps have been taken recently::

fished out the file from D.O.P& T

After a hell bent discussion with Director D.O.P&T sent it back to Expenditure

Had meeting with director D.O.P&T & Director (EIII) along with Under Secretary ( EIIIA) Expenditure and successfully convinced them to delink the two pending issues and to instruct department of Revenue and C.B.E.C to issue order for fixation of seniors drawing less pay than juniors in relation to pay of Rs, 17,140 of Direct recruits from 01.01.2006.

The other part in relation to fixation of pay on par with pre-revised payscale of Rs. 7450/- has become a general issue and D.O.P&T instructed the Expenditure Ministry to take its decision taking in to consideration its ramification on national exchequer and Government.

Though Expenditure appears to be not very keen in granting the required fixation of pay on par with pre-revised payscale of Rs. 7450/-, yet, we are hopeful as almost all departments inclusive of C.B.D.T have initiated their representation on this issue.

On the issue of ICT it was intimated to Board officials that Chief Commissioners of different field formations are fixing their own criteria in granting I.C.T and it is learnt that depending upon the representation of our Association, the point in relation to abolition of the term ‘probationary period’ is under strong consideration of board along with various other points on this issue.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Dear friends,

good morning.

1. Cadre Restructuring file is still with MOS, DOPT. Yesterday, he called our Chairman but the meeting resulted indecisive. DOPT has proposed a drastic cut in the vacancies and it seems that we may lose a good number of vacancies figuring at least more than 500 or even in thousands. Next week, the Chairman is again expected to see the Minister, DOPT. He may also see the FM also. The Association is also trying to see the Minister.

Dear friends, it is a good time to give a call for satyagraha. All the units are requested to assess the situation. If all are ready to make it on massive basis, a call may be given as per the decision taken in Chennai AEC meeting. We may also do it in phased manner on the lines of Income Tax. But there is a huge difference between them and us, they are perhaps more spirited than us and their Board also support their organisational activities. Their Board is with them due to the show of physical appearance by them on the required occasions.

2. The letters to all the field formations have already been sent by the Board in r/o supplementing the information asked for promotions against existing vacancies. All the units are requested to pursue the matter sincerely to enable our elder brothers to get promotions. Their promotions are dependent on the sincere efforts of those officers of ours who are looking after the concerned seat as well as on the concerned office bearers.



Thursday, January 12, 2012



Saturday, January 7, 2012

Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to CGHS beneficiaries


Out come of National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on 5th Jan/2011

Out come of National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on 5th Jan/2011 and updates on some points are appended below for information to all members.

1. Increment Anomaly Settled :As per the information received from NAC Members , In today’s National Anomaly Committee Meeting. The point of anomaly in increment between Jan to June has been settled. It has been decided to issue orders for one time correction. Orders may come soon.

2. Grant of financial up-gradation in the promotional hierarchy instead of Grade Pay hierarchy under the MACPS is under consideration: The required data on this subject was sent to DOP&T by MOD in Last weak of Dec/2011. This point was also discussed in today’s National Anomaly Committee Meeting but could not be decided. Point is under consideration and it will be again discussed in next NAC-Meeting.

3. Grant of ACP to those who have completed 24 years before 01/01/2006.: As intimated vide previous circulars, earlier the file was not traceable in MOF(Expenditure). Now the case is traced and the same is under consideration/process in MOF(Expenditure) for issue of clarification.

4. Review DPC for promotion from CM – NT – OTS to JWM :OFB has committed to issue 120 promotions by 15th Jan/2012. ACR ratings of 120 ACRs of 120 CM/NT(OTS) has been asked from factories after meeting vide. DJWM-15 NT(OTS)/A/GB Dated. 28/12/2012. Letter and list is available in OFB-COMNET. All Branch Secretaries are requested to ensure that ACR Ratings of the individuals of each branch are sent to OFB by Factories at the earliest so that the promotions can be ordered by 15th Jan/2012.

5. DPC for promotion JWM to AWM for Last three Consecutive Years: There was a query of MOD on Final DPC Papers for 100 promotions from JWM to AWM submitted to MOD by OFB. OFB has clarified the same in first Weak of Jan/2011. Now the case is to be approved by the level of Jt. Secretary /LS(DDP) and to be submitted to UPSC for DPC. It may take maximum 02 months in issue of orders as per our assessment.

Source: AIANGO

Friday, January 6, 2012

Very Good News on increment between Jan & June

The representatives of affliated unions who attended the fourth national anomaly committee meeting held on 05.01.2012, have reported that Government has accepted the demand of staff side for grant of additional increment to the employees who were receiving increment from Febrauary to June in the pre-revised pay scale prior to implementation of sixth pay commission report.
This issue was pending decision for many years and it’s a goods news for the employees who did not receive any increment during the year 2006 after fixation of pay based sixth pay commission implemention with effect from 1.1.2006, for the reason that they did not complete 6 months from the date of fixation of pay, as on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 9 of CCS Revised Pay Rules 2008. 
However, an employee whose increment falls on 1.1.2006 will get the increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre revised pay scale and will get the next increment in the revised pay structure oh 1.7.2006 i.e. on expiry of six months.
Similarly those, whose next increment is between 1st July 2006 and 1st December, 2006 were also granted next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006.
The modality to be adopted to rectify this anomaly will be issued by Government in the form of an order in the near future.
The letter issued by General Secretary of All India Railwaymen’s Federation informing this position can be viewed using the following link

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I.  Promotions from Inspector Cadre to Superintendent Cadre in Hyderabad CCA:
       The review DPC for reviewing promotions in reservation quota from 1998 to 2002 has not yet been completed. Since it is likely to be delayed, we have appealed to the administration to issue promotions against the existing vacancies for which they have accepted. It is understood that there are around six retirement vacancies and one or two other vacancies as on date from the months of October, 2011 to December,2011and promotions against these  vacanices are likely to be issued before Sankranthi Festival pending finalisation of the Review DPC. It is learnt that there may be a few demotions in open quota consequent to the finalisation of the review DPC and these demotions will be adjusted against the reitrement vacancies arising in January,2012 and February,2012.

2. New Inspectors on Direct Recruitment in Hyderabad CCA:
           Staff Selection Commission has sent dossiers of 116 persons to Hyderabad CCA out of which 86 have appeared for physical endurance tests. Antecedent Verification in respect of these 86 officers have been sent. After receipt of the verifications, these DR Inspectors will be shared between Hyderabad and Vizag Zones basing on the vacancy ratio. It is learnt that all the promotee Inspectors who have been promoted and allotted to Vizag Zone numbering around 35 are likely to be brought to Hyderabad Zone irrespective of completion of their tenure against these DR Inspectors subject to the condition that they will be posted to Vizag Zone for completion of remaining tenure in future exigencies.
3. Cadre Restructuring in Hyderabad CCA:
      A reminder has been received from Board for forwarding the restructuring proposals in Hyderabad CCA. It is learnt that a report will be sent to the Board by CC,Hyderabad  in consultation with Vizag CC.
4. CR in Board:
       It is learnt that the RS and and Secretary (Personnel) met the MoS-Pers to clarify certain doubts on increase in number of Group A posts in the CR. it seems Chairman, CBEC has also met the MoS as advised by the RS. It is learnt that the CR is likely to be cleared by DoPT by this month end for presentation to the CoS.
5. Alert List for Mofussil Transfers, 2012:
        We have requested the Commissioner-II to issue Alert List of all the officers including lady officers for Mofussil Transfers,2012 before the second week of February,2012.

Source: Hydexcust.org

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Book Your Train Reservation Ticket While on Move through Mobile Phone

No Need to Carry Ticket Print-Out, Mere Display of Message on Mobile is Sufficient during Travel
To bring further convenience to the rail users, Indian Railways through Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railway, has been offering the service of booking e-ticket over the mobile phone. After initial registration and downloading of suitable software on the mobile handset with internet facility, it will be quite easy for the mobile users to book a reserve ticket through their own mobile. After booking, the passenger will receive a reservation message with full details of the ticket including PNR, Train No, date of journey, class etc. This virtual message would be treated at par with the print-out of the e-ticket which at present is taken out by the passengers and is known as Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS).  Hence, with the virtual message, passengers would not be required to take a print-out of e-ticket to be carried with them. Showing the reservation message of the confirmed ticket on their mobile during travel will be sufficient. The detail procedure of booking through mobile which is also available on the IRCTC website namely www.irctc.co.in,   is as follows:-

·        Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the service of booking electronic ticket (e-ticket) over the mobile to rail users.
·        IRCTC’s Mobile Rail Ticket booking services are based on the webservices model developed by IRCTC in order to enable the users of Mobile Phones to access the web based rail ticket reservation and enquiry services similar to www.irctc.co.in.
·        Application software has to be downloaded on to the mobile handset.  This software is provided by the respective service provider firms viz., NGPAY, PAYMATE and ATOM. The application can be downloaded from IRCTC website and also from various associates of IRCTC viz. NGPAY, ATOM, Paymate.  IRCTC is also likely to launch its mobile application shortly and the software will be downloadable from www.irctc.co.in.
·        These mobile applications are functional on most of the GPRS/Browser based mobile phones, from basic model to high end ones.
·        Internet is required on mobile phones to book tickets through mobile.
·        The Passenger has to register at the time of first transaction and thereafter book the ticket using his ID and password.
·        Whenever a passenger books a reserved ticket through Mobile phone, he will receive a message with full details of the ticket including PNR, Train No., date of journey, class, etc.  This virtual message would be treated at par with the print-out of the e-ticket which at present is taken out by the passengers and is known as Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS).  Hence, with this virtual message, passengers would not be required to have a printer with them to take a print-out of e-ticket to be carried with them.
·        The customer is charged ticket fare, IRCTC service charge and Agent service charge (Rs.10/- & Rs.20/- as per class of tickets) and applicable payment gateway charges.
·        The Service Charge is similar to e-tickets Rs.10/- for SL class and Rs.20/- for other higher class.
·        All the rules applicable to e-tickets are also applicable to the reserved tickets booked through Mobile phones except that in this case, the passenger can also show the virtual message received on mobile instead of carrying ERS.
·        More than a thousand users presently are availing this facility everyday.


1. It is being learnt that the work of compilation of available information in r/o promotions against the existing vacancies has been started in HRD on the basis of some permission from DOPT for ad hoc promotions. It is expected that the promotions would be materialised on the basis of new formula of 13:2:1.
2. As per news flash on TIOL, the Board is approaching the Hon’ble Supreme Court on promotion formula. We all have to be ready for our fight of parity with common entry counterparts.
3. It is also being learnt that the DOPT has said that benefit of stepping up of pay in r/o ACP/MACP would only be available to the individual petitioner in the case of Ashok Kumar vs GOI of Chandigarh CAT. It means that they want that thousands of officers should approach the legal court to get the benefit making the government litigant unnecessarily against the minimum litigation policy of the govt. We are, however, waiting for written communication.
4. It is also being learnt that the antedating of enhancement of pay scale has been rejected by Expenditure. We are waiting for written communication.
5. News is also that the case of initial grade pay of 5400/- to the Superintendent has also been returned to Board by IFU.

Sunday, January 1, 2012