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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Labour migration in
India increasing at an accelerating rate, reveals new study: Economic Survey
estimates of labour migration in India have revealed that inter-state labor mobility
is significantly higher than previous estimates. This was stated in the
Economic Survey 2016-17 presented by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in
the Parliament today. The study based on the analyses of new data sources
and new methodologies also shows that the migration is accelerating and was
particularly pronounced for females. The data sources used for the study are
the 2011 Census and railway passenger traffic flows of the Ministry of Railways
and new methodologies including the Cohort-based Migration Metric (CMM) .
The new Cohort-based
Migration Metric(CMM) shows that inter-state labor mobility averaged 5-6.5
million people between 2001 and 2011, yielding an inter-state migrant
population of about 60 million and an inter-district migration as high as 80
million. The first-ever estimates of internal work-related migration using
railways data for the period 2011-2016 indicate an annual average flow of close
to 9 million migrant people between the states. Both these estimates are
significantly greater than the annual average flow of about 4 million suggested
by successive Censuses and higher than previously estimated by any study.
Figure 1. Estimates of annual migrant flows
based on railway traffic data
The second finding from this new study is that
migration for work and education is accelerating. In the period 2001-2011
the rate of growth of labour migrants nearly doubled relative to the previous
decade, rising to 4.5 per cent per annum. Interestingly, the acceleration of
migration was particularly pronounced for females and increased at nearly twice
the rate of male migration in the 2000s. There is also a doubling of the stock
of inter-state out migrants to nearly 12 million in the 20-29year old cohort
alone. One plausible hypothesis for this acceleration in migration is that the
rewards (in the form of prospective income and employment opportunities) have
become greater than the costs and risks that migration entails. Higher growth
and a multitude of economic opportunities could therefore have been the
catalyst for such an acceleration of migration.
Third, and a
potentially exciting finding, for which there is tentative but no conclusive evidence,
is that while political borders impede the flow of people, language does not
seem to be a demonstrable barrier to the flow of people. For example, a gravity
model indicates that political borders depress the flows of people, reflected
in the fact that migrant people flows within states are 4
times than migrant people flows across states. However, not sharing Hindi as a common language
appears not to create comparable frictions to the movement of goods and people
Fourth, the patterns of flows of migrants
found in this study are broadly consistent with what is expected - less
affluent states see more out migration migrating out while the most affluent
states are the largest recipients of migrants. Figure 2 shows the strong
positive relationship between the CMM scores and per capita incomes at the
state level. Relatively poorer states such as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have high
net out-migration. Seven states take positive CMM values reflecting net
in-migration: Goa, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and
Karnataka. Fifth, the costs of moving for migrants are about twice as much as
they are for goods – another confirmation of popular conception.
Figure 2. Cohort-based Migration Metric vs.
Real Incomes across States
Policy actions to
sustain and maximize the benefits of migration include: ensuring portability of
food security benefits, providing healthcare and a basic social security
framework for migrants – potentially through an inter-state
self-registration process. While there do currently exist multiple schemes that
have to do with migrant welfare, they are implemented at the state level, and
hence require greater inter-state coordination.
Ex-Circle Secretary Com. Ramesh Chandra Mishra under whose able leadership we
have been protected for last 13 years retires today i.e.31.01.2017 on
attaining the age of superannuation as O A, Postal Stores Depot, Bhubaneswar.
performance for 8 years as the Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C,
Bhubaneswar Division, it was the year 2003 when this vast platform got Com. R C
Mishra as its Circle Secretary. Prior to that, the position of Odisha Circle
was very negligible in comparison to all India performances and participations.
After Com. Mishra took the responsibility, Odisha Circle became an eye-catcher remaining always in 2nd
or 3rd position for its trade union organizational activities.
Apart from the Circle Secretary, he has also discharged his responsibilities successfully as the Chairman, NFPE, Odisha Circle, Leader, RJCM, Odisha Circle and Vice-President, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Worker, Odisha State CoC. His contribution
to AIPEU, Group-C, NFPE and Confederation will be
On this day of 31st
January, 2017, when Com. Mishra is retiring from Govt. Service, AIPEU, Group-C,
Odisha Circle wishes him a very happy and healthy retired life.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
India Post Payments
Bank will be a game changer for financial inclusion-Manoj Sinha
IPPB branches launched in Ranchi & Raipur
Finance Minister, Shri
Arun Jaitley and Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha launched the
operations of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) here today as two pilot
branches at Raipur and Ranchi through video conferencing from Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion,
Shri Jaitley said that about 650 IPPB branches will be opened by September this
year and that will have a multiplier impact as far as banking in India is
concerned. He said with IPPB, banking at the doorstep will no longer remain a
mere slogan, but will become a reality due to huge postal network in the
country. He said that financial Inclusion is critical for the socio-economic
development of the country, but there are significant gaps in this area and a
large proportion of country’s population remain unbanked or underbanked. IPPB
will effectively leverage the ubiquitous post office network with its pan-India
physical presence, long experience in cash handling and savings mobilization,
backed by the ongoing project of IT-enablement, to bridge this gap in Financial
In his address,
Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha has commended the hard work done by
the Department of Posts in setting up the India Post Payments Bank and hoped
that both organizations will work in tandem to take the benefits of government
schemes and financial services that are not easily available in rural areas to
customers across the country and to the marginalized population in urban and
rural areas alike. He said, the objective of IPPB will be public service rather
than promoting commercial interests.
of Posts, Shri B.V.Sudhakar said that the IPPB is widely expected to be a game
changer for financial inclusion in the country as the USP of this initiative is
doorstep banking, particularly in the rural areas.
As mandated by the
RBI, the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) would focus on providing basic
financial services such as all kinds of payments; including social security
payments, utility bill payments, person to person remittances (both domestic
and cross-border), current and savings accounts up to a balance of Rs 1 lac,
distribution of insurance, mutual funds, pension products and acting as
business correspondent to other banks for credit products especially in rural
areas and among the underserved segments of the society.
Set up us a 100%
Government of India owned Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts,
it will open around 650 branches in district HQ locations. All 1.55 lacs post
offices including the 1.39 lac of the rural post offices will be mapped to the
IPPB branch at the district headquarter and function as access points for IPPB.
IPPB will usher in state of the art internet and mobile banking platforms,
digital wallets and use innovative and emerging technologies to catalyse the
shift from a cash dominant to a less cash economy.
While many other banks
and financial institutions are working on the same theme, the USP of IPPB will
be its ability to ease access and handhold the adoption of new age banking and
payments instruments among citizen of all walks of life through the delivery by
postmen and Grameen Dak sevaks, savings agents and other franchisees who will
take banking to door steps. IPPB thus aspires to the most accessible,
affordable and trusted bank for the common man with the motto - “No
customer is too small, no transaction too insignificant, and no deposit too
Given ‘in principle’
approval by the RBI along with 10 other aspirants on 19th Aug 2015, IPPB
received the cabinet’s approval on 1st June, 2016 and was incorporated as on
17th Sept, 2106. Today it became the second payments bank to launch its
operations. Having got its final banking license from the RBI on the 20th Jan
2017 it has commenced operations in record time of 10 days in partnership with
the Punjab National Bank, after obtaining all necessary approvals and
registrations from the RBI, NPCI etc.
A commemorative stamp
and a logo of the new bank were also launched on the occasion.
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the verification in time as stipulated in the SB order cited
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Kindly ensure NIL deletions,
replacements and unblockings in the frontend and backend from EOD point of
When the percentage of sols to
complete the work is very little due to the delay in completion of work by the
users and when connectivity issues are faced, the users and the CPCs concerned
shall wait until the connectivity is restored and complete the work. This
is in the interest of service and applies to all. The delay on the part
of a handful of sols shall not scuttle the EOD process, DC closure, Back end
activities such as downtime and maintenance activities please. CEPT EOD
Team follows this rule and this applies to all please.
co operation is solicited in this regard.
At India Post Payments Bank, we believe that a nation can only grow when every citizen gets an opportunity to prosper, regardless of their way of life. With simple, diverse and growth oriented offerings, IPPB aims to give every Indian access to efficient banking services.
Incorporated as a Public Sector Bank under the Department of Posts with 100% GOI equity, IPPB has launched on January 30th, 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur with the objective of being present in all corners of India by the end of the year.
For now, IPPB is offering Savings account upto a balance of Rs 1 Lakh, along with digitally enabled payments and remittance services of all kinds between individuals. In due course, IPPB will also provide current accounts and access to third party financial services like insurance, mutual funds, pension, credit products, forex, and more..
Here are the 3 features central to IPPB’s operating philosophy:
Convenience at your fingertips: We promise to make banking a simple, affordable and convenient experience for Indians across the nation. That’s why we make sure that citizens across the nation get seamless access to government benefits directly from their respective IPPB bank accounts and make the most of the financial opportunities available to them.
Pioneer in inclusive banking: At IPPB, we encourage smart saving and investment habits with our easily accessible banking services. Our vision is to extend banking facilities to the remotest corner of the nation. Our services transcend geographical borders. That’s how we aim to simplify banking and bring prosperity to every doorstep.
Efficiency of banking network: IPPB provides the most effective, accessible and readily available banking network across the nation. IPPB will soon offer banking services through digital channels like mobile, UPI, debit cards which can be used at ATMs, PoS and mobile-PoS. This facilitates all-round connectivity with your bank and helps you access your account details instantly.
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
30-January-2017 15:01 IST
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan
approves recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer
Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has given approval for applicability of
revised pay scales to employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per
recommendations of 7th CPC.
The Union Minister said “Approval given to
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for applicability of revised pay scales to its
employees on recommendations of 7th CPC. Financial arrangements to provide new
pay scales to the employees of BIS will be made from own resources of this
The Indian postal department or India Post will be launching its payments bank today in two states – Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh. With this India Post will be the second entity to launch a payments bank in the country,Airtel was the first to launch such a service in November.
The India Post Payments Bank or IPPB will be launched on a pilot basis in Chattisgarh and Jharkhand in their respective state capitals- Raipur and Ranchi, and will be inaugurated by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha.
“Starting of this payments bank will spread the chain of banks in the villages across the country,” stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
To start with the payments bank offers services like opening of savings and current accounts and can deposit money up to Rs 1 lakh. The account holders can do all kind of digital transactions like fund transfer, bill payments etc. The bank will also start offering other services like insurance, mutual funds, pension, credit products and forex.
IPPB or the payments bank will offer rate of interest of up to 5.5% on the deposits in the savings accounts and it varies depending on the amount deposited. The rate of interest starts from 4.5%. Airtel that started country’s first payments bank, however, offers interest of 7.25% on the savings account irrespective of deposit amount.
India Post, a household name and having reach to the remotest part of the country, had got approval along with other 10 entities, to launch a payments bank. The department has partnered with Punjab National Bank to offer the banking services.
The sole government-run payments bank is planning to role out these services in almost every part of the country in coming times and offer all kind of financial services to its customers. The payments bank also plans to hire around 3500 people to augment its services.
Transfer of money consequent of promotion of a GDS under SDBS to a regular
is regarding transfer of money
of those GDS enrolled under SDBS subsequently being absorbed /promoted to a regular Departmental post. Under this
circumstances the GDS are required to quit the SDBS scheme immediately and apply for transfer the accrued accumulations in
their PR Account under the
SDBS as well as accrued severance amount earned till their date of such
absorption/regular appointment to their new account under New Pension Scheme.
you are requested to identify such cases in the units under your jurisdiction
& supply them prescribed
SDBS-1 to apply. SDBS-I forms duly filled by the applicant & enlisted by
the Divn in form SDBS-2 may please be sent to this office for onward submission to the NSDL for transfer of money to the new account as well as
deactivating the old one.
Pl. find a copy of form SDBS-I
& SDBS-2 with this letter.
Sub: Confederation Trade Union Education Camp at Trivandrum - from 06th to 07th May, 2017.
Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, vide Circular No. Confdn/TU Camp /2017 dated 18.01.2017, has intimated that Confederation Trade Union Education Camp will be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) from 6th to 7th May-2017 (Saturday and Sunday).
Confederation has allotted quota of 100 delegates for NFPE.
Accordingly the quota is allotted to all affiliates as mentioned below:
P-III -30 P-IV-25 R-III-15 R-4-10
Admn.-5 Postal A/C-5 SBCO-5 GDS-10 Casual/L-5
All General Secretaries of affiliated unions are requested to allot delegates to participate in the Camp with the direction to them to book to and fro tickets as early as possible to avoid inconvenience.
The venue of the Camp is ” EMS Academy” about 11 KMs far away from Trivandrum Railway Station and 17 KMs from Trivandrum Air Port.
Accommodation will be arranged by the Reception Committeefrom 5th May after Noon to 08th May morning 6 A.M. Food will be supplied from 5th May Night to 7th May Night.
Reception Committee Volunteers will be available at RMS office situated near Railway Station Trivandrum and Bus Stand Trivandrum from 5th May morning to 8th May Morning.
Nobody will be allowed to leave the Camp from 6th Morning to 7th evening. Strict discipline will be enforced in the Camp. Those people who want to visit places should arrange their travel in such a way so that they may attend camp on 06th & 7thMay-2017.
LUCKNOW: Two members of a gang fleecing job aspirants were nabbed by
sleuths of STF on Saturday. Those arrested were identified as Ram
Praveen and Dharamraj Kumar, both of Nalanda, Bihar. The police also
seized their two mobile handsets.
SSP STF Amit Pathak said the gang leaked results of exam for selection of multi-tasking staff and postman conducted by Indian Postal services
on a fake website ahead of official results. Preliminary investigations
revealed the kingpin Dharamraj used to make calls and ask for money
promising selection and charged Rs 30,000 from each candidate for the
post of multi-tasking staff and postman.
They had duped around 300 students giving them different bank account
numbers to deposit cash and had amassed Rs 90 lakh. "We are probing
their bank details and also of others associated with the gang," police
The gang used to call up applicants who had scored less than
qualifying marks and assured to increase their marks against payment of
cash. The gang had leaked data of applicants and results from third
party which conducted the examinations.
To win the confidence of aspirants, the miscreants formed a base in
Nalanda, one of the most revered seats of learning in Bihar. STF
inspector Abhinav Singh said the probe began when V K Gupta, vigilance
officer of postal department lodged an FIR in 2016 regarding the fraud.
Visitors to the Electric Theatre, a heritage structure that now
houses the Philately Bureau, will soon enjoy the art of stamp collection
better as the Department of Posts has recently converted the space with
Located on the premises of Anna Road Head
Post Office, the Philately Bureau is a popular venue for several
exhibitions and also space for customers to access ‘My Stamps’ facility.
Officials of the Postal Department said the audiovisual room will
regularly screen documentaries and movies related to post offices and
philately during exhibitions. This initiative will also help educating
school children about the history of the Postal Department and encourage
them to take up philately as a hobby.
a permanent philately exhibition will be set up in a portion of the
hall in the Philately Bureau. The Department of Posts is also
considering restoring the heritage structure with the help of Indian
National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
Citing historian S. Muthiah’s book on Madras Rediscovered,
officials said that silent movies were screened in the Electric Theatre
during 1913. The Posts and Telegraphs Department bought the theatre in
1915 and built the Mount Road post office and other buildings around it.
In 1998, the building was developed into a philately bureau and comprised an exhibition hall.
philatelic special cover has also been released to mark the restoration
project of Electric Theatre. Mahesh Parekh of South India Philatelists
Association welcomed the initiative as it would help spread information
about the various features of philately. “A minimum of 15 philately
exhibitions is held in the philately bureau every year. The audiovisual
facility will help in creating more awareness about philately and postal
service,” he said.
New Delhi, January 28: Almost 68-years after
Independence, the Indian government has announced seven central pay
commission on a regular interval. In this 68 years, since India got its
Independence from British Raj there has been an impressive hike in the
salaries of senior staffers working under the payroll of Central
Government. But it is quite noteworthy that the minimum wage – under
which 83 per cent of the government fall – has not seen ay big changes.
The salaries of junior most Central Government officials’ has increased
from Rs 55 (under the 1st Pay Commission) to Rs 18,000 (under the 7CPC).
On the other side the senior most government staffers salaries have
been hiked from Rs 2000 (under 1CPC) to Rs 2.5 lakh (under 7CPC). Due to
this ‘inequality’ in wages most of the government officials are unhappy
with the decision and had threatened for an indefinite strike several
times. Under the 7CPC the high-powered committee had recommended a 14.27
per cent increase in the basic pay of central government employees.
After India became Independent in 1947, the minimum wage of central
government employees was Rs 55 per month for next 10 years while most of
the senior central government staffers took home a handsome salary of
Rs 2,000 per month. In 1957 when the 2nd Pay Commission was implemented
the minimum wage was increased to Rs 80 per month while maximum salary
was increased to Rs 3,000 per month. The minimum wage entered into four
digit under the 5th Pay Commission where the take home salary of junior
most staff was increased to Rs 2,550 while at the same time senior
government officials salary was increased to Rs 26,000.
After 6th Pay Commission came into effect the minimum wage came up by
Rs 7000 per month from Rs 2,550 whereas the monthly salary of senior
government officials rose to Rs 90,000.
Under the 7th Pay Commission slab – which was implemented almost
eight years after the previous pay commission the salaries of the
government employees saw a significant rise. The basic pay under the
7CPC the lowest salary was increased to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,0000 while
the salary of the senior government officials has gone up to Rs 2.50
lakh from Rs 90,000. But due to rising inflation and price rise, the
junior staffers had already demanded for a hike of more than three times
which is: Rs 25,000 per month.
Experts believe that in last 68 years, the government has increased
the minimum wage of its central government employees by 32,727 per cent
(from Rs 55 to Rs 18,000). While the salary of senior staffers has seen a
drastic increase of 12,500 per cent, from Rs 2,000 per month to Rs 2.50
lakh per month. But experts believe that the disparity in the minimum
wage has been a problem since British Raj, where junior staffers were
Meanwhile, some reports suggest that the employees who have been
eagerly waiting for higher allowances under the 7CPC will have to bear
three more months of delay to get their pay scale updated. Due to early
Budget which is followed by Assembly Elections in five states, due to
which model code of conduct has been imposed, the government is likely
to delay the payment of the higher allowances. The polling in five
states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur – will
begin on February 4 and the results will be declared on March 11.
Sub:Implementation ofCadre Restructuring proposal for Group-C
postal employees in Odisha Circle – Regarding
Ref.- D G (Posts) letter No. 25 – 4 / 2012 – PE.I, dated 27.05.2016
This has a kind reference to this
Circle Union’s letter No. P3Odisha/03-01/2017, dated 20th January,
2017 with request first to complete the process forHSG-I and HSG-II cadre and then to go for LSG
cadre to avoid any dislocation in managing the huge number of vacant posts
under both thehigher selection grades.
Regretfully, our letter has not yet
Now as known to this Circle Union,
DPC for LSG cadre is almost completed.
matter of practice, what we have been witnessing is that while the promoted
officials to LSG Cadre under Berhampur and Sambalpur Region are just allotted
leaving their posting orders to be issued by the concerned PMGs, the same for
Head Quarters Region are directly issued by the Circle Office,
Bhubaneswar.But this time, it will be
certainly a huge task for the Circle office to issue posting orders even for
the Head Quarters Region since the numbers are more.
context, we would like to bring to the kind notice of the Chief PMG the
instructions issued under Para – 10 ofthe Directorate’s letter No 25-04/2012-PE-I(Pt) dated 11.11.2016 which
states as follows.
regard to the guidelines of posting of the staff on newly created posts of LSG,
as per the existing guidelines of delegation of powers, HOCs are empowered to
take such decisions”.
addition, as per instructions laid down under Para – 4 of the Directorate’s
letter No. 137-4/2006-SPB.II, dated 30.05.2006 (Amendment to Recruitment Rules
for LSG and HSG-II in POs and RMS Offices), movement of personnel in LSG to the
extent possible may be restricted to the Divisions.
this Circle Union would like to suggest the Circle administration to allot the
promoted LSG officials to the respective Divisional Heads with instruction to
post them calling for options of the approved officials for better staff
not be any second opinion that a well-placed employee can be able to give his
best to achieve the target assigned to the post offices which is the need of
the hour in this changed scenarios of India Post.
suggestion will be considered affirmatively keeping in view the mass scale
transfer and posting now going to arise due to promotions out of the cadre
restructuring of Group-C employees.