29 January 2015

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Instruction for charging of expenditure for Hiring taxi / auto for Cash conveyance

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, INDIA
From
To
The Supdt.of PO’s,
Namakkal Division,
Namakkal – 637 001
All the PMs / SPMs
All the Sub Divisional heads
Namakkal Division

No.E7/11/Dlgs               dated @ Namakkal – 637 001                   the 28.01.2015
           
            Sub     :           Instruction for charging of expenditure for Hiring taxi / auto for
Cash conveyance – reg

            Ref      :           This office letter of even no.dated 10.12.2014

Kindly refer to the above, wherein it was instructed to hire Taxi or auto only if the amount of remittance is above Rs.2,00,000/-, which means only from 2,00,001/- taxi or auto may be hired. Further it was also instructed to note the remittance amount and official through whom the cash is remitted should be noted in the ACG-17. But this is not followed by most of the SPMs and by PMs. It should be noted compulsorily. In continuation of this office letter of even no.dated 10.12.14, the following guidelines are also issued to all concerned for strict adherence.

·         The cash conveyance expenditure for a particular day should be charged on the same day itself and not days together.

·         Whenever a taxi has been hired, the trip sheet/ cash bill issued by the taxi firm should be attached compulsorily for each journey separately by the PMs or SPMs concerned. The Postmaster should ensure that all the ACG-17 receipts are enclosed with the trip sheet / cash bill and if not the same may be disallowed at HO level itself. This may be communicated to all concerned.

·         The taxi fare charged at most of the offices is seems higher than reasonable fare. The PMs/SPMs those who hiring taxi should ensure that the taxi fare is practically reasonable rate. The Postmasters, regularly using taxies for conveyance of cash to SOs may use the service of call taxi which is cheaper than the other ordinary taxies.

All are hereby instructed to follow the above said instruction with immediate effect strictly without any deviation.

Supdt.of Post Offices
Namakkal Division,
Namakkal – 637 001

22 January 2015

SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI ACCOUNT RULES, 2014


NOTIFICATION NO. GSR 863(E) [F.NO.2/3/2014.NS-II], DATED 2-12-2014

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 15 of the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873 (5 of 1873), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:—
Short title and commencement

1. (1) These rules may be called the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2014.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publications in the Official Gazette.
Definitions

2. In these rules, unless the context otherwise require,—
(a)                         'account' means an account opened by a depositor in accordance with the provisions of these rules;
(b)                         'Act' means the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873 (5 of 1873) ;
(c)                          'deposit' means the money deposited by the depositor in an account under the rules;
(d)                         'Depositor' means an individual who - on behalf of a minor girl child of whom he or she is the guardian, deposits money in an account under the rules;
(e)                         'post office' means any post office in India doing savings bank work and authorised to open an account under these rules;
(f)                          'Bank' means any branch of a commercial bank authorised by the Central Government to open an account under these rules;
(g)                         'Year' means financial year i.e. 1st April to 31st March;
(h)                         'Interest rate' means the rate as may be declared by the Government on yearly basis to be applicable on accounts opened under these rules;
(i)                           Words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the Post Office Savings Bank General Rules, 1981 shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in those rules.
Application of Post Office Savings Bank General Rules, 1981 and the Post Office Savings Account Rules, 1981

3. The provisions of the Post Office Savings Bank General Rules, 1981 and the Post Office Savings Account Rules, 1981 may be applied in relation to matters for which no provision has been made in these rules.

Opening of Account
4. (1) The account may be opened by the natural or legal guardian in the name of a girl child from the birth of the girl child till she attains the age of ten years and any girl child, who had attained the age of ten years, one year prior to the commencement of these rules, shall also be eligible for opening of the account under these rules.
(2) A depositor may open and operate only one account in the name of a girl child under these rules.
(3) Birth certificate of a girl child in whose name the account is opened shall be submitted by the guardian at the time of opening of the account in post office or bank along with other documents relating to identity and residence proof of the depositor.
(4) Natural or legal guardian of a girl child shall be allowed to open the account for two girl children only:
Provided that the natural or legal guardian of the girl child shall be allowed to open third account in the event of birth of twin girls as second birth or if the first birth itself results into three girl children, on production of a certificate to this effect from the competent medical authorities where the birth of such twin or triple girl children takes place.
Deposits

5. (1) The account may be opened with an initial deposit of one thousand rupees and thereafter any amount in multiple of one hundred rupees may be deposited subject to the condition that a minimum of one thousand rupees shall be deposited in a financial year but the total money deposited in an account on a single occasion or on multiple occasions shall not exceed one lakh fifty thousand rupees in a financial year.
(2) Deposits in an account may be made till completion of fourteen years, from the date of opening of the account.
(3) An irregular account where minimum amount as specified in sub-rule (1) has not been deposited may be regularised on payment of a penalty of fifty rupees per year along with the said minimum specified subscription for the year (s) of default any time till the account completes fourteen years.

Mode of Deposit
6. (1) The deposit in the account opened under these rules may be made—
(a)                         in cash; or
(b)                         by cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of the postmaster of the concerned post office or the Manager of the concerned bank where the account stands and an endorsement on the back of such instrument shall be made and signed by the depositor indicating name of the account holder and account number in which the deposit is to be credited.
(2) Where deposit is made by cheque or demand draft, the date of encashment of the cheque or demand draft shall be the date of credit to the account.
Interest on deposit

7. (1) Interest at the rate, to be notified by the Government, compounded yearly shall be credited to the account till the account completes fourteen years.
(2) In case of account holder opting for monthly interest, the same shall be calculated on the balance in the account on completed thousands, in the balance which shall be paid to the account holder and the remaining amount in fraction of thousand will continue to earn interest at the prevailing rate.
Operation of account

8. (1) The account shall be opened and operated by the natural or legal guardian of a girl child till the girl child in whose name the account has been opened, attains the age of ten years.
(2) On attaining age of ten years, the account holder that is the girl child may herself operate the account, however, deposit in the account may be made by the guardian or any other person or authority.

Premature closure of account
9. (1) In the event of death of the account holder, the account shall be closed immediately on production of death certificate issued by the competent authority, and the balance at the credit of the account shall be paid along with interest till the month preceding the month of premature closure of the account , to the guardian of the account holder.
(2) Where the Central Government is satisfied that operation or continuation of the account is causing undue hardship to the account holder, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, allow pre-mature closure of the account only in cases of extreme compassionate grounds such as medical support in life-threatening diseases, death, etc.

Pass book
10. (1) On opening an account, the depositor shall be given a pass book bearing the date of birth of the girl child, date of opening of account, account number, name and address of the account holder and the amount deposited.
(2) The pass book shall be presented to the post office or bank, as the case may be, at the time of depositing money in the account and receiving payment of interest and also at the time of final closure of the account on maturity.
Transfer of account

11. The account may be transferred anywhere in India if the girl child in whose name the account stands shifts to a place other than the city or locality where the account stands.
Withdrawal

12. (1) To meet the financial requirements of the account holder for the purpose of higher education and marriage, withdrawal up to fifty per cent. of the balance at the credit, at the end of preceding financial year shall be allowed.
(2) The withdrawal referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be allowed only when the account holder girl child attains the age of eighteen years.
Closure on maturity

13. (1) The account shall mature on completion of twenty-one years from the date of opening of the account :
Provided that where the marriage of the account holder takes place before completion of such period of twenty-one years, the operation of the account shall not be permitted beyond the date of her marriage :
Provided further that where the account is closed under the first proviso, the account holder shall have to give an affidavit to the effect that she is not less than eighteen years of age as on the date of closing of account.
(2) On maturity, the balance including interest outstanding in the account shall be payable to the account holder on production of withdrawal slip along with the pass book.
(3) If the account is not closed in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (1), interest as per the provisions of rule 7 shall be payable on the balance in the account till final closure of the account.

Power to relax
14. Where the Central Government is satisfied that the operation of any provision of these rules causes undue hardship to the account holder or account holders, it may, by order and for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax the requirements of that provision in a manner not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act.

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16 January 2015

Revised selection procedure, eligibility condition and penalties for the GDS cadre

The Directorate has released the revised selection procedure, eligibility condition and penalties for the GDS cadre. The same may be downloaded here.

Please click here for the Revised eligibility criteria for engagement

Please click here for the revised selection procedure

Please click here for the revised Penalties

12 January 2015

ROTATIONAL TRANSFER 2015

Department of Posts, India
O/o the Supdt. of Post offices, Namakkal Division, Namakkal – 637001.
No: B1-3/5-1/15                      dated at Namakkal – 637001                     the        10 .01.2015
To
All Head and SPMs in  Namakkal Dn.

            Sub:  Rotational transfer for the year 2015 – Reg.

            The Rotational transfer for the year 2015 is due in March 2015. The officials those who have joined their present office on or before 30.09.2011 are due to be rotated during March 2015. A list showing the names of the officials who are completing the tenure and due for rotation is shown in Annexure – I. A list showing the vacancies arising in the year 2015 due to retirement is furnished in Annexure – II. A list showing details of vacant posts likely to be filled up is furnished in Annexure – III.

2.         All the officials who are completing their tenure will please intimate a minimum of three to five offices/ posts of their choice in the order of preference to which they would like to be posted, so as to reach this office on or before, 18.02.2015. If no request is received from the tenure completed officials, it will be presumed that the official is willing to join any posts/ offices.  Requests received after the last date will not be considered. It should be presumed that once the preferences are given the official is willing for any of these preferences

3.         Posting of officials will be considered on seniority cum suitability. Preference will be given to tenure completed officials when compared to other requests. Posts in the SB branch will be filled up by those officials who have qualified in SB aptitude test, to the extent possible.

4.         Where requests from officials for posting for a particular station are pending for a long time for one reason or other, their requests will be considered by transferring officials from the particular station who have been staying for a long time in that station to accommodate the officials whose requests are pending, in accordance with DG’s instructions.

5.         The officials are also informed that if they are transferred to any post office in the vicinity (within a reasonable distance of their choice) their requests will be treated as having been granted and they will have no further claim to have another transfer to the place of his/her original choice. Those who have already applied for a particular office or post are again required to apply in response to this circular.

6.         If any omissions/ mistakes in the particulars in the Annexure are noticed i.e., any grievances in the RT notification such as completion or non completion of tenure, notification of their names, etc., may be brought to the notice of this office immediately before 18.02.2015.

7.         Heads of office will please circulate this to all officials under their office including those who are on leave, deputation, training etc under acquittance.

8.         Those who seek extension of tenure may forward their representations addressed to the Postmaster General, Western Region (TN), Coimbatore 641002 in duplicate, so as to reach this office on or before 18.02.2015. They should also have given their request indicating places of choice for Rotational Transfer 2015 separately. This has to be furnished invariably to meet the situation, if the extension of tenure is not considered for any reason.


9.         The officials are informed that their requests will be considered to the extent possible. But it can not be guaranteed that an official will be transferred to any one of the office/ post of his/ her choice only. He/ She can be transferred to any other office/ post also in the interest of service according to the exigencies of service.

10.       For CBS offices and Divisional office, officials with adequate knowledge in operation of computer/ typing will be given preference. Officials who have not completed tenure also can send their requests and it will be considered to the extent possible, without TA/TP. However this cannot be claimed as a matter of right if their requests are not considered.

11.       It is informed that as per Directorate’s orders vide letter No.8-4/2005-INV dated 22.09.2005, 12.01.2012 and  05.12.2012, in respect of single handed and double handed post offices, who had earlier served in the single/double handed office to be posted back to the same office or other single and double handed office in the Division, will be considered by the Divisional Heads subject to the following conditions:

i) The Divisional Heads will satisfy himself/ herself about the antecedents and character of the officials for whom the proviso are being relaxed; and a note to this effect will be given in the file.

ii) No official will be posted back to the same single handed/double handed post offices on transfer/deputation or otherwise before a break of full tenure period.

12.       The Directorate’s orders vide letter no. 6-06/Raj-01/2005-Inv dated 06.11.2006 will be strictly adhered to. As per Directorate’s orders, verification of antecedents of Postal Officials before posting them as Sub Postmasters in charge of Single handed and double handed SOs are required to be done. 

13.       No official should bring forth any external or outside influence for their transfer. Representations for or any against the transfer should be addressed by the concerned official only to the competent authority, and not through any third party. There should be no resorting to any sort of unfair means, giving and accepting bribes for postings and transfer. If any such instances came to light, severe action will be taken.

14.       All SPM vacancies are likely to be filled up. Filling up vacancies in PA cadre is subject to the availability of staff and work load in the offices.

DA: Annexures
Superintendent

Copy to:

1.  The Postmaster General, WR, Coimbatore -641002 w.r.t RO Lr. No: STA/5-1/Genl/2015 dated STA/5-1/Genl/2014-15  dated 08.01.2015.
2.  All Sub Divisional Heads in Namakkal Division.
3.  The Dvnl. Secretary, P-III Service unions in Namakkal division.
4.  The Dvnl. Secretary, SC/ ST Association, Namakkal Division.
5.  All Oas in DO, Namakkal.

 Superintendent



ANNEXURE I – Officials due for rotation in RT 2015 &Vacancies created in PA cadre:
Sl no
Name    of the official  S/Shri
DGL no
Name of the post falling vacant
01.            
A. Rajasekaran
11
SPM, Belukurichi
02.            
K. Rengasamy
13
PA, Tiruchengodu HO
03.            
A. Palanimuthu
20
SPM, Konganapuram
04.            
K. P. Ganesan
32
SPM, S. R. Palayam
05.            
C. Thenmolichelvi
37
SPM, R.P.Pudur
06.            
K. Mayilkannan
38
SPM, Valayapatti
07.            
K. Murugan
43
PA, Komarapalayam
08.            
S.Shanmugam
44
SPM, Elachipalayam
09.            
R. Chinnathambi
71
SPM, Velagoundampatti
10.            
D. Parthipan
76
SPM, Sankari R.S.
11.            
M. Thirunavukkarasu
78
PA, Namakkal HO
12.            
C. R. Jeganathan
80
PA, S.R.Palayam
13.            
A. Dhastagir
88
PA, Konganapuram
14.            
N. Arjunkumaran
89
PA, Erampatti
15.            
V. Revathi
107
PA, Komarapalayam
16.            
R. Sivakumar
109
PA, Namakkal HO
17.            
E. Vasuki
111
PA, Sankari West
18.            
K. Sasikala
112
PA, Tiruchengodu HO
19.            
N. Sangeetha
117
OA, DO, Namakkal
20.            
M. Ganesan
118
SPM, Mallasamudram
21.            
S. Vidya
119
SPM, Poolampatti

LSG / PM Grade official completing tenure:

Sl. No.
Name of the official. S/Shri
Name of the post falling vacant
01.       
V. Deepa
SPM(PM Grade I), Ganesapuram
02.       
V. Venkataraman
SPM(PM Grade I), Sendamangalam
03.       
K. Kuppamuthu
APM(LSG), Namakkal HO

ANNEXURE II – Vacancies due to Retirement / Death / Others - Other than LSG/PM Gr:

Sl No
Name of the official
S/Shri
Name of the post falling vacant
Remarks
01. 
D. Vijayaraj
PA, Tiruchengodu HO
To retire on 31.03.2015
02. 
S. Chadrasekaran
PA, Tiruchengodu HO
To retire on 30.04.2015
03. 
K. M. Boopathy
SPM, K.N. Patti
To retire on 31.05.2015
04. 
M. Govindaraju
PA, Namakkal HO
To retire on 30.06.2015
05. 
L. Rathinasabapathy
PA, Namakkal HO
To retire on 31.07.2015
06. 
V. Pidaran
SPM, Erampatti
To retire on 31.07.2015

LSG/PM Grade official due to retire:
Sl. No.
Name of the official. S/Shri
Name of the post falling vacant
Remarks
01.       
M. Subbarayan
SPM(PM Grade I), Velur S.O
To retire on 31.03.2015


Superintendent

ANNEXURE III- List of posts vacant & Posts likely to be filled up :
Name of the post office
Name of the post
Allotted strength
Vacant posts as on date
Vacant in RT 2015(Annex I+II)
Total
No. of posts  to be filled
Namakkal HO
PAs
22
7
4
11
4
Belukurichi
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Erampatti
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
 PA
2
1
1
2
1
Ganesapuram
SPM(PM Gr.I)
1
0
1
1
1
Kalappanaickenpatti
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
PA
2
2
0
2
1
R.P. Pudur
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Sendamangalam
SPM(PM Gr.I)
1
0
1
1
1
Valayapatti
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Velagoundampatti
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Tiruchengodu HO
APM(LSG)
3
2
0
2
1
PA
28
12
4
16
4
Elachipalayam
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Idappadi
SPM(PM Gr.I)
1
0
1
1
1
Komarapalayam
PA
8
4
2
6
2
Konganapuram
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
PA
2
1
1
2
1
Mallasamudram
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Poolampatti
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Sankari West
PA
3
2
1
3
1
Sankari R.S
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
Seetharamapalayam
SPM
1
0
1
1
1
PA
2
1
1
2
1
Velur
SPM(PM Gr.I)
1
0
1
1
1
PA
5
3
0
3
1
Namakkal D.O
OA
10
1
1
2
2