Monday, May 8, 2017

Circle Working committee Meeting @ Valparai - 05.05.2017

Dear All,

      Our CWC Meeting was held at Valaparai with active participation from our enthusiastic members from all the regions.  It is proud to state that our meeting extended upto 2300 hrs on 05.05.2017.

      I like to express my since thanks to our President and WR Team for the arrangements made for CWC.

    Shri. K Devaraj , ASP, Arakkonam retired during Feb 2017  honoured in CWC and Shri. K.Sundarajan, SP, Pollachi Division  felicitated by our members @ CWC Meeting.

Circle Secretary

Internship with Department of Posts

Cabinet approves modifications in pay structure, pay matrices :Financial Express

The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS).

The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation.

The Cabinet, while approving the 7th CPC recommendations for their implementation on 29th June, 2016, had made two modifications in the Defence Pay Matrix as under:

(a) Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13A (Brigadier) may be increased from 2.57to2.67.
(b) Additional 3 stages in Levels 12A (Lt. Col.), 3 stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and 2 stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added.
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS). The modifications are listed below:

  • Defence Pay Matrix has been extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix: The 7th CPC had recommended a compact Pay Matrix for Defence Forces personnel keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profiles of the service personnel. The Ministry of Defence raised the issue that the compact nature of the Defence Pay Matrix may lead to stagnation for JCOs in Defence Forces and proposed that the Defence Pay Matrix be extended to 40 stages. The Cabinet decision to extend the Defence Pay Matrix will benefit the JCOs who can continue in service without facing any stagnation till their retirement age of 57 years.
  • IOR for Levels 12 A (Lt. Col. and equivalent) and 13 (Colonel and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) in the Civil Pay Matrix has been increased from 2.57 to 2.67: Variable IOR ranging from 2.57 to 2.81 has been applied by the 7th CPC to arrive at Minimum Pay in each Level on the premise that with enhancement of Levels from Pay Band 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. This principle has not been applied in respect of Levels 12A (Lt. Col. and equivalent), 13 (Colonel and equivalent) and 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) of Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) of the Civil Pay Matrix on the ground that there was a disproportionate increase in entry pay at the level pertaining to GP 8700 in the 6th CPC regime. The IOR for Level 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix has already been revised upwards with the approval of the Cabinet earlier. In view of the request from Ministry of Defence for raising the IOR for Levels 12 A and 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix and requests from others, the IOR for these levels has been revised upwards to ensure uniformity of approach in determining the IOR.
  • To give effect to the decisions to extend the Defence Pay Matrix and to enhance the IORs, the three Pay Matrices – Civil, Defence and MNS – have also been revised. While doing so, two calculation errors noticed in the MNS Pay Matrix have also been rectified.
  • To ensure against reduction in pay, benefit of pay protection in the form of Personal Pay was earlier extended to officers when posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) with the approval of Cabinet. The benefit will also be available to officers coming on Central Deputation on posts not covered under the CSS.
Source : Financial Express.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fixation of Pay - Letter to CPMG, TN Circle

All India Association of Inspector and Assistant Superintendent of Posts,
Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai 600018
Mobile: 09443092338/09841411746 , Email:

The Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle,

No. AIAIPASPs/TN/ VII CPC/04/dlgs                 dated at Chennai 600 018 the        24.04.2017.

Respected Sir,

Subject: - Irregular fixation of Pay and Allowances-case of Shri.R.Loganathan, ASP and offtg Superintendent, PSD, Tiruchirapalli -regarding

Ref: -Letter no. 67/PG/GE-I/ES/2016-2017 dated 12.04.2017 issued by Sr.Accounts Officer, Pay Group, office of the General Manager [Postal Accounts &Finance], Chennai
            In pursuance of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle Memo No .STC /1-6(A)/16 dtd 21.07.2016, Shri.R.Loganathan , ASP,Chennai City Central Division was promoted to PS Group B cadre on Ad-hoc basis and posted as Superintendent of Post offices, Kanchipuram Division and he assumed charge on 27.07.2016.Subsequently the above officer was posted as Superintendent ,PSD, Trichy vide CO memo no.;STB/20-3/2016 /CCR dtd 27.01.2017 and he assumed charge on 15.02.2017 F/N .  Consequently , the Officer is entitled to get his pay fixed at  Rs.73,400/- under Pay Matrix level-9 as applicable to PS Group B officers as per 7th Pay  commission.  Accordingly , the entitlement slip of the officer was correctly issued by the GM(PAF) Chennai vide Letter no. 1532/PG/GE-1/ES/2016-2017 dtd 21.11.2016.
            But subsequently , the  Sr.Accounts Officer Pay Group ,O/o GM(PAF) vide his letter no 67/PG/GE-I/ES/2016-17 dtd 12.04.2017,addressed to the Postmaster , Kanchipuram HO has  mentioned that the Pay of the above Officer was inadvertently  fixed as Rs.73,400/- at level-9 , pending clarification sought for . He has also mentioned in the letter that as the officer had got MACP III on 15.02.2012 and as per the MACP orders, no fixation of pay is allowed on promotion and difference of grade pay only to be allowed, as grade pay is not in vogue in 7th CPC . By citing this ,he informed the DDO that  the pay of the above officer is revised to Rs.70,000/- in Pay Matrix Level-8 with effect from 26.07.2016 till 31.12.2016 and ordered for the recovery of the so called excess paid Pay and Allowances. Based on his interpretation he has issued the the revised entitlement slip for the above officer.

In this connection, the following are submitted for the kind information and urgent intervention of CPMG ,Tamilnadu Circle.

1.       The Officer has been ordered to work as Superintendent ,Kanchipuram Division and Subsequently as Superintendent PSD Tiruchirappalli in  PS Group B cadre  , on Ad-hoc basis by CPMG ,Tamilnadu Circle, and both of these posts carry  pay at Pay matrix level-9 as recommended by  the 7th CPC and approved by the Government of India.
2.      Hence the stand of the Sr.AO Pay Group denying the officer in drawl of the Pay entitled to the Post, which he holds, citing MACP scheme is totally wrong. The above Officer is entitled to get his Pay and Allowances as admissible under Rules for the post presently working as ordered by the Chief PMG, TN Circle, Chennai
3.      Therefore, the action of Sr.AO Pay Group, GM (PAF), Chennai denying the officer to draw pay applicable to the PSS Group B cadre and recovery of so called excess paid Pay and Allowance on the eve of his retirement is not in order.

 Therefore, It is requested to look into the issue and issue  necessary orders to
GM(PAF), Tamilnadu Circle to issue entitlement slip to Shri R.Loganathan, Superintendent , PSD ,Tiruchirapalli at RS.73,400/- under Pay  Level-9 with effect from 27.02.2016 as applicable to PS Group B officers as recommended by the 7th Pay commission and  approved by Government of India .

Thanking You Sir,

Yours sincerely,

Circle Secretary
Copy to:-

1.      The Postmaster General, Central Region, Tiruchirapalli-620001 for kind information.
2.      The General Manager[Postal Accounts &Finance], Chennai-600008 for kind information and necessary action
3.      The Superintendent , PSD, Tiruchirapalli-620001 for information

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

India Post Payment Bank to open 650 branches this year

India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is planning mega expansion to open 650 branches this year.

The first two branches of IPPB have been opened in January 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur.

``We intend to open at least one branch per district across the country. Each branch will be networked with about 1200 to 1500 post offices in a district,’’ B V Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts, Government of India told newspersons at a press conference here on Monday.

When asked whether such a ramp was possible in a short span of time, the official said: ``Technology will allow us to do so.’’

There are 978 standalone ATMs for the Department now. The payment bank is also expected to install more ATMs with tie-ups with other banks. ``By December 2017, we will integrate core system software including core banking, postal operations and savings bank which will also help us,'' he added.

The focus of the payment bank will be on door-step banking, a survey conducted by the department showed `huge’ potential for door-step banking.

It will primarily focus on three products of financial inclusion, direct benefit transfer and door step banking.

The department will also be recruiting 55,000 Gramin Dak Savekas in rural areas out of which the process for filling up of 14,406 vacancies has already commenced.


The department is also ramping up its focus on speed post as a premium product for revenue generation. ``Speed post facility will be made available in all branch post offices across the country by end of April,’’ Sudhakar said.

The revenue from speed post services had gone up from Rs 1605 crore during 2015-16 to Rs 1740 crore in 2016-17.


Post office passport seva kendras will also be opened in all 811 head post offices across the country in country by March 2018. As of now, the service is available in 42 post offices across India.

The issue of passports in post offices have commenced in January 2017. So far 31,500 passports have been issued.

``Apart from convenience to people, issue of passports could bring us (projected) revenue of Rs 750 crore,’’ Sudhakar said.


India Post is also expecting to bridge the gap between revenue and expenditure in next two years with a slew of initiatives being taken. For year 2015-16, it reported a revenue of Rs 13,000 crore and an expenditure of Rs 19,000 crore.
Source :

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inauguration of Renovated WCTC, Tiruchy

Respected All,

               Inauguration of Work Place Training Centre Tiruchirappalli in the renovated building on 12.04.2017 by  Shri J.T. Venkateswarlu PMG Central Region-TN in presence of Shri G. Natarajan DPS, Central Region-TN

Regional Level Award Function - Central Region, Trichy

Respected All,


The Regional level award function(2016-2017)(SB-RPLI-SGB) held on 12.04.2017 @ Trichy, awardees were facilitated by Shri.J.T,Venkateswarulu, PMG(Mails & BD) & Shri.G,Natarajan,DPS,Central Region.

TNIPASP Association Congratulates all the award winners..

Thursday, April 13, 2017

IP ASP TN Circle - Details required for Bunching of Pay (Fixation)

Dear Friends,
This is regarding bunching of pay w.r.t. IP ASP in TN Circle.  All the members are requested to provide details in the following link so as to consolidate the same and for further course of action.

Circle Secretary

Friday, April 7, 2017

TNIPASP - CWC MEETING - 05.05.2017

Dear All,

         It is proposed to have our CWC meeting on 05.05.2017 @ Mountain Park, Sholayar Dam Road, Valparai at 1100hrs.

         All CWC members are requested to attend the meeting and please convey their travel programme by this Saturday to make further arrangements .

Circle Secretary

CWC Valparai - Notification 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Aadhar to be made mandatory for filing I-T return, applying for PAN card

The government has proposed to make Aadhaar card mandatory for filing income tax return and also applying for permanent account number (PAN). 

The new proposal has been made through an amendment to the Finance Bill. 

Recently, the I-T department had announced a mobile app for paying taxes and tracking of refunds. It had also said it was considering issuing PANs on real time basis using Aadhaar biometric. 

"Income Tax department is considering issuing of Permanent Account Number (PAN) on a real time basis using Aadhaar's e-KYC facility. The proposal is at an initial stage of consideration," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar had said in a written reply in Lok Sabha on March 10. 

Aadhaar-based e-KYC facility would allow individuals or entities wanting to apply for PAN to verify details such as date of birth or address by way of biometric identification using thumb impressions. 

So far, more than 111 crore Aadhar numbers have been issued. The unique identification number is being used for getting a new SIM card, for opening bank accounts, transfer of subsidies and also for biometric based digital payments under Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. 

As per the government estimate, every year 2.5 crore people across the country apply for PAN cards. 

There are more than 25 crore PAN card holders in the country. 

Source : The Economic Times

Thursday, February 23, 2017


TNIPASP association deeply mourns the sudden demise of senior member Shri.Dhakshinamoorthy,Senior Postmaster, Tiruchirapalli HPO on 22.02.2017.

Let the soul Rest in Peace.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Meeting with New Chief PMG - Tamilnadu Circle

Dear Friends,

     On behalf of our Circle Association our team of 15 members have met our Chief PMG Shri.M.Sampath IPS. and honoured him with Boquet.

Circle Secretary

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy Retired Life - Shri.L.Amalachandran, Chief Postmaster ,Chennai GPO

AIAIPASP, TN Circle  wishes a very happy, healthy and prosperous,retired life to our senior member  Shri.L.Amalachandran,Chief Postmaster Chennai GPO - 31.01.2017.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2017.

All India Services ( Discipline & Appeal ) Amendment Rules. 2017

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Income Tax Rates FY 2016-17 (AY 2017-18) - Finmin Orders

CIRCULAR NO : 01/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 2nd January, 2017


Reference is invited to Circular No.20/2015 dated 02.12.2015 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head "Salaries" under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter ‘the Act’), during the financial year 2015-16, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head "Salaries" during the financial year 2016-17 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter the Rules). The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department-

As per the Finance Act, 2016, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2016-17 (i.e. Assessment Year 2017-18) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax
A. Normal Rates of tax:

B. Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:

C. In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the financial year:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Minutes of the Four Monthly meeting held by the Chief PMG with AIAIPASP in the Conference Hall of the O/o the CPMGl on 23rd Nov’16

Department of Posts
O/o the Chief Postmaster General, T.N. Circle, Chennai 600 002

Minutes of the Four Monthly meeting held by the Chief PMG with All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Posts in the Conference Hall of the O/o the Chief Postmaster General on 23rd Nov’16

The following were present:

Administration side
Union side
Dr. Charles Lobo, Chief PMG
G. Babu, Circle Secretary
V. Murugaiyan, GM (PA & F)
P. Sairam, Circle President
Sharda Sampath, PMG, WR

J.T. Venkateswarlu, PMG (M & BD)

A. Govindarajan, DPS (CCR)

A. Saravanan, DPS (HQ)

K. Somasundaram, DPS (M & BD)

The following items were discussed:

New Subjects:

Subject No. 1:

     As per Rule 75(1) under Note (2) (vi) of POSB Manual – Part I, a complete verification of all accounts standing open at one or two Single Handed Post Offices is prescribed, which has to be carried out by Sub Postmasters concerned.  The SPM is empowered to issue SB 46 notices and should take follow up action. However, in the event of outbreak of fraud, Sub Divisional heads are carrying out cent percent verification, which adversely affects his/her mandatory duties relating to inspections. In the era of CBS, it is suggested to make an inbuilt provision of sending intimation to customers through SMS about the balances in their accounts on a particular date, so that verification work shall be carried out swiftly and SMS will alert the customer to approach the authorities for redressing their grievances also. The additional work levied upon SDH shall also be ameliorated. 
     SMS alert is being provided to the customer for the transactions made in their SB Account if provided by the customer and updated in CIF.  Mobile number seeding should be encouraged and make 100 percent.
Subject No. 2:
     In the event of frauds, there is increasing tendency of fixing responsibilities on Sub Divisional Heads, in the name of contributory negligence. SDHs are carrying out cent percent verification at the cost of mandatory inspection works, verification works in addition to their administrative/quasi judicial duties. Sometimes practically they are unable concentrate on their own core works due to pressure on completion of Cent percent verification. An element of surprise is increasingly missing in the minds of operational staff as inspecting officers are penalized easily. It is therefore, requested that inspecting Officers particularly who are detecting frauds and taking up follow up actions should be not be penalized for contributory negligence unless otherwise direct involvement in frauds/embezzlement is established.
     The Association may give list of such cases.  It will be reviewed and action will be taken.
Subject No. 3:
     It is requested for review and creation of new Sub Divisions considering the present scenario and workload. (ex)  Manamadurai Sub Division, Melur Sub Division and Tambaram Sub Dn.
     PMG, CCR and Southern Region has been addressed on 10th Nov’16 to examine the above case and intimate whether there is any justification of workload for creation of new Sub Division for taking further action.

(P.V. Balachander)
Asst. Director (Admin/SR/WLF)
For Chief Postmaster General
T.N. Circle, Chennai 600 002

No.SR/2-3/11/16    dated at Chennai 600 002                 the         19th Dec’16

Copy to:
1.   Shri G. Babu, Circle Secretary, AIAIPASP & ASP. Tiruvallur Sub Division, Tiruvallur 602 001.
2.   Spare.

(P.V. Balachander)
Asst. Director (Admin/SR/WLF)
For Chief Postmaster General
T.N. Circle, Chennai 600 002
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