Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Replacement of Rule-87 of POSB Manual Vol-I and Rule 50 of POSB MAnual Vol-II-New Procedure for POSB Claims settlement to be followed from 01/01/2011


A DISCUSSION FORUM has been created and launched today for the benefit of branch / divisional secretary to offer their comments, suggestions on all issues and also to bring the problems of their division directly to the notice of the circle union and also CHQ. All are requested to REGISTER FIRST their names and create a USER ID for becoming a authorized member of the discussion forum. This will facilitates quick and transparent dealing of all issues pertain to our service between CHQ, circles and grass root. All are requested to record their post in their respective circle column. Let us make this FORUM a fruitful and a successful one.
The link for the forum


Dear Comrades,
Today Directorate is releasing two important staff welfare orders.
1. Stepping up of pay with junior direct recruit in the case of promoted officials prior to 01.01.2006.
2. Detailed clarification about not to misuse the contributory negligence provisions.
It is pertinent to mention that both the issues have been brought to the notice of Hon’ble Minister of State of Communications & IT through our memorandum

Interest bearing advances/Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past cases-regarding

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.IIIGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Urban Development(Housing -III section)*****
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated:- the 14th July, 2010
Subject: Interest bearing advances/Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past cases-regarding.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.III dated 27th November, 2008 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided in consultations with Ministry of Finance to make the afore-said orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2006. Accordingly, an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, may be granted for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new amount determined on the basis of pay in the pay band, in past cases, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 subject to complying following conditions:-
(a) The Government servant should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and /or where construction is not completed/full cost towards acquisition of house/flat is yet to be paid.
(b) There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advance was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.
(c) Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.
(d) The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry's O.M. No.I-17015/16/92-H.III dated 17.10.2000. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement of the Government servant.
(e) Rate of Interest: The rate of interest chargeable in such cases would be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned amount i.e. amount already sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27.11.2008 plus the enhanced sanction. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.
2. However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs.7.50 lakh for the purpose of construction/purchase of new house/flat and Rs.1.80 lakh would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously sanctioned HBA and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In any case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to a Govt. employee.
3. The applications for enhanced HBA should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.
4. Ministries/Departments whose branch offices are situated in the far flung areas like in case of Ministry of Defence, etc., are advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication mean like facsimile e-mail, web-sites etc. so that there is no occasion for any representation for extending the time limits of six months on the grounds of receiving these orders late.
(V.K. Gupta)
Deputy Financial Adviser