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Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet regarding.
F. No. 11012/17/2013-Fstt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated July 3rd 2015
Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 — Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T O.M. of even no. dated 2nd January, 2014 regarding consolidated instructions on suspension and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015 the Apex Court has directed as follows:
We, therefore, direct that the currency of Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/ Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/ employee;
2. It is noted that in many cases charge sheets are not issued despite clear prima facie evidence of misconduct on the ground that the matter is under investigation by an investigating agency like Central Bureau of Investigation etc. In the aforesaid judgement the Hon’ble Supreme Court has superseded the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance.
3. In this connection, attention is invited to this Department G.M. No. 35014/1/81- Estt.A dated 9.11.1982 which contained the guidelines for timely issue of charge-sheet to Charged officer and to say that these instructions lay down, inter-alia, that where a Government servant is placed under suspension on the ground of “Contemplated” disciplinary proceedings, the existing instructions provide that every effort would be made to finalise the charges, against the Government servant within three months of the date of suspension. If these instructions are strictly adhered to, a Government servant who is placed under suspension on the ground of contemplated disciplinary proceedings will become aware of the reasons for his suspension without much loss of time. The reasons for suspension should be communicated to the Government servant concerned at the earliest, so that he may be in a position to effectively exercise the right of appeal available to him under Rule 23 (i) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, if he so desires. The time-limit of forty five days for submission of appeal should be counted from the date on which the reasons for suspension arc communicated.
4. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all concerned officials for compliance.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
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In e-age, desi snail mail still crawling along
MUMBAI: Often when there is a heavy traffic jam, cabbie Surya Prasad (name changed) turns to a friendly passenger, hands over a blank post card and requests him to write a few words in English addressed to his children residing back home in Khaspur village, near Patna.
Even in today's era dominated by cell phones and email, millions of Indians continue to rely on postal services to reach across to their loved ones, yet understandably growth in the usage of snail mail has been stagnant.
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According to the latest Annual Report (2014-15) of the Department of Posts (DOP), statistics of mail traffic ( a terminology which is used in the annual report to define the quantum of mail) handled during the year 2013-14, for which data has been collated shows a minuscule overall surge of 0.52% as compared to the preceding year. Overall, during 2013-14, DOP handled 608 crore registered and unregistered letters (post cards and inland letters all fall in this category), speed posts and express parcel posts. While growth in these three categories, as classified by DOP, has seen slight see-saw swings, unlike the telegram, these means of correspondence are not yet dead.
Ask Prasad, why he sends a letter and the replies are manifold - he wants his children to read English and when they do write back to him, he relies on yet another helpful passenger to read and translate their post cards. Plus, the cell phone at his village home isn't always charged owing to power outages.
The DOP incurs a loss for every post card, or inland letter that is sent out. The gap between the cost of producing a post card and the price of 0.50 paise which a user pays is STEEP when compared to SOME other POPULAR postal products, with the DOP incurring a loss of Rs. 7 per post card. As regards inland letters, while the user pays Rs. 2.50 per letter, DOP incurs a loss of nearly Rs. 5. For Speed Post, the gap between cost and revenue is Rs 15.40 but usage volumes are lower.

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According to a government official, both post cards and inland letters are primarily used in rural India and by those in cities to reach messages to India's hinterlands. Thus, the prices for the end user have remained unchanged since over a decade. "The DOP owing to 'commercial sensitivity' does not release the actual quantum of post cards or inland letters purchased in a year, but clubs it in the category of unregistered post," explains the government official.

To an extent post cards are also used by activists in their campaigns. For instance, despite the fact, that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is a social media enthusiast and regular tweeter, according to news agencies a month ago nearly 5 lakh Indians sent him a post card under the "Action 2015" campaign, a global movement spanning across 140 countries. In addition, use was also made of twitter. This campaign, initiated by Noble Laureate Malala Yousafzai, had called upon citizens to approach their governments and ask them to formulate sustainable development goals at the United Nations Assembly to be held later this September.

DOP also has to come up to speed with new requirements. For instance, its annual report cites that a total of 19.4 crore Aadhaar cards were distributed via Speed Post. Later, during the period April to December 2014, 5.50 crore Aadhaar cards were dispatched as first class franked mail.

Even as regards financial numbers, the annual report for 2014-15 provides details of the previous year 2013-14. The deficit of DOP during this year was Rs 5,473.10 crore as against the deficit of Rs 5,425.89 crore in 2012-13.

Now, postal services just a swipe away

All 3,545 post offices in the twin States will allow customers to pay for postal services using credit or debit cards within in one month, said Chief Post Master General, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle, B.V. Sudhakar.
He was speaking at the launch of cash point sales or swiping machine sales at General Post Office (GPO), here on Saturday.
Various services
Customers can now swipe cards to pay for services, including registered post, speed post, parcel services, MeeSeva and utility bill payment services offered by post offices, among others.
A total of 345 MeeSeva services will be covered under the swipe project that is named ‘Turanth’.
Swiping service was brought to post offices as a collaborative venture between India post and State Bank of India.
The State Bank of India wwould provide all the required swipe machines in post offices, said C.R. Sasi Kumar, Deputy Managing Director of the bank.
“It simplifies the work and reduces burden on both the customer and the service provider,” said Mr. Sudhakar. On the day of its launch most transactions were made using cards, he added.
India Post, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle also launched ATM cash withdrawals in its post offices.
“You can use ATM cards to withdraw money up to Rs 3,000 per day from post offices in the State.
At one go customers can withdraw up to Rs.1,000 and they are allowed three transactions per day,” he said.
Useful in rural areas
The service will be useful in rural areas where there are only a few ATMs. The service was launched for the first time in the country, post office officials informed.
Officials said that India Post in Hyderabad is also developing a software that would facilitate direct debit of instant money orders and mobile money orders into customer’s SBI accounts.
To be ready in 15 days
“The facility is expected to be ready within 15 days time,” Mr. Sudhakar said, adding his department is using technology to provide economic, efficient, effective and easy services to customers.
The Postal Department is also planning to increase the parcel volume to improve its revenue generation.
Swiping service was brought to post offices as a collaborative venture between India Post and State Bank of India, says bank’s deputy director