Friday, April 17, 2015

Special Cover on 160 years of Railways in Eastern India – 10th April 2015.

The first train in India travelled from Bombay to Thane on 16th April, 1853. Historic journey of Railways in Eastern India began with first train travelling from Howrah to Hooghly on 15th August, 1854. Today Eastern Railway has emerged as the backbone of passenger traffic and provides indispensable infrastructural support for the economic development of the nation as a whole. Presently, Eastern Railway carries 33 lakh passengers every day by running 1926 trains daily.

As a part of 60th Rail Week and 160th anniversary celebrations of railways in Eastern India, a Special Cover was released jointly by Ms. Arundhaty Ghosh, Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle and Shri R. K. Gupta, General Manager of Eastern Railways at Kolkata on 10th April 2015 (Special Cover approval no. WB/04/2015).

Philatelic exhibition on Railways was also organised at Victoria Memorial Hall to mark the occasion. It was jointly inaugurated by Shri R. K. Gupta and Ms. Arundhaty Ghosh. Philatelic exhibition was curated by well known philatelist Mohd. Mujibullah of Kolkata and a staff member of Eastern Railway. The exhibition will remain open for public viewing from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. till Thursday, 16th April, 2015.

Special Cover on 160 years of Railways in Eastern India

Commemorative Stamps on India - France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation – 10th April 2015.

France and India view each other as important partners in space technology and applications. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its French counterpart Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) have a rich history of cooperation and collaboration spanning about five decades.

The first French-Indian space cooperation agreement was signed in May 1964 covered licenses to build Belier and Centaure sounding rockets in India, with the accompanying transfer of solid-propulsion technologies. The latest bilateral meeting between the chief of space agencies of France and India was held on 21st November 2014 at Bangalore.

To celebrate 50 years of space cooperation between CNES and ISRO, India Post and La Poste, France have issued a set of two commemorative stamps the SARAL/AltiKa and Megha-Tropiques satellites. Joint issue of set of two stamps was released by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on 10th April 2015 at the Elysee Palace, Paris.
To mark the event, a temporary post office was opened for selling stamps and first day covers to the public at CNES’s head office in Paris Les Halles from 5.00 to 7.30 p.m. Indian stamps are in denomination of Rs. 5 (Satellite Megha-Tropiques) and Rs. 25 (Satellite Saral) where as French stamps are in denomination of € 0.76 (Satellite Saral) and 1.20 € (Satellite Megha-Tropiques).

Commemorative Stamp on India – France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation
Commemorative Stamp on India – France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation
India – France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation
India – France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation
India – France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation
India – France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation
Commemorative Stamps on India - France: 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Miniature Sheet

A miniature sheet is also issued by India Post. For the first time QR code has been incorporated on Indian Miniature Sheet. While scanning the QR code using QR Code reader one can read following text:

“India and France have cooperated in space exploration for fifty years now. The Cooperation is best illustrated by two missions that were developed and operated in partnership: a tropical atmosphere observation satellite, Megha-Tropiques, launched in 2011, and Saral- Altika, oceanography and localization satellite, launched in 2013. These missions aim to observe climatic phenomena in order to understand the mechanisms and anticipate their consequences on a planetary level.”

Megha-Tropiques is a satellite mission to study the water cycle in the tropical atmosphere in the context of climate change. A collaborative effort between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Megha-Tropiques was successfully deployed into orbit by a PSLV rocket in October 2011.

SARAL or Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa is a cooperative altimetry technology mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and CNES (Space Agency of France). The ISRO built satellite with payloads modules (ALTIKA altimeter), DORIS, Laser Retro-reflector Array (LRA) and ARGOS-3 (Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite) data collection system provided by CNES was launched by Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket into the Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). ISRO is responsible for the platform, launch, and operations of the spacecraft. A CNES/ISRO MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) on the SARAL mission was signed on Feb. 23, 2007. SARAL was successfully launched on 25 February 2013.

MS Image Courtesy: Mansoor Bolar

Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre

No. 25-35/2011-PE-I
Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)
 Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi – 110 001 

Dated: 15th April, 2015

 To, 

All Heads of Circles,

Subject: Collection of information in respect of IPOs/ASPs for the proposed cadre Restructuring.

Sir/Madam,

With reference to the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to call 
for the following information:

S. No.
Particulars of Information required

(i)
No. of GPOs having Class-I status

(ii)
No. of HPOs having Class-I status


The above information may kindly be furnished by  16th  April,  2015 positively by return e-mail at adgestt1@indiapost.gov.in and FAX No. 011- 23096189.

  
Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Tarun Mittal) 
Assistant Director General (PE-I)
Tele: 011-2303 6239


Note : All members are requested to ensure submission of information by their circles immediately. 



Summary of Post Offices


Court stays recruitment process

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court (HC) has stayed the recruitment process being conducted by the postal departmentDuring the entrance examination conducted at 26 centres across the state on March 29, some visually impaired students in Osmanabad were denied entry on the grounds that they were accompanied by writers/scribe having qualification above std X. Thereafter, five visually impaired students had approached the court. 

In January this year, the postal department had invited online applications from eligible candidates for direct recruitment for the posts of postman/mail guard in postal/RMS divisions. 

The department's notification clearly provided specific reservation for visually impaired candidates. Accordingly, the eligible visually impaired candidates applied by January 24 and were provided online admit cards soon. 


Lawyer Swapnil Tawshikar, who filed a writ petition in the HC on behalf of the aggrieved party, told TOI, "In the list of instructions mentioned on the admit cards, visually impaired candidates were allowed to take assistance of scribe/writers for the said examination. However, 25 such candidates, who reached the exam centre in Osmanabad, were not allowed to appear for the examination on the ground that the writers brought by them had education qualification above matriculation." 

Vishal Lohare (24), a native of from Latur district, along with four students decided to represent the 25 candidates who were not allowed to appear for the examination. All the five candidates approached the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay HC and filed a writ petition through lawyers Tawshikar and Anant Devakate. 
Tawshikar said the HC bench comprising justices SS Shinde and PR Bora heard the matter on April 10. The lawyers told the court the guidelines issued by the central government make it clear that visually impaired people can take assistance of writers while appearing for any written examination. The guidelines further mention that there shall be no restrictions on education qualifications, marks and age of the writer.
Source:-The Times of India

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Clarification regarding application of FR 49 - regarding.

To view please CLICK HERE

Philately event.....

13 April : 95th Anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrdom

95th Anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrdom
"The impossible men of India shall rise and liberate their Motherland." - Mahatma Gandhi, after the Amritsar Massacre.
"The incident in Jallianwala Bagh was 'an extraordinary event, a monstrous event, an event which stands in singular and sinister isolation." - Winston Churchill, after the Amritsar Massacre.

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13th April 1919, a crowd of non-violent innocent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh garden in Amritsar to protest the arrest of two leaders despite a curfew which had been recently declared. Around 10,000 people, which consisted of men, women and children, gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh. On the orders of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer the only exit point of the park was blocked with his troop of 150 soldiers. He ordered his army to open fire at will without warning the crowd. 1,650 rounds of ammunition were fired for 15 minutes. The result: 400 people were killed. The 1,500 wounded people were left to die and many jumped into the well of the park in an effort to save themselves. This "brutality stunned the entire nation", resulting in a "wrenching loss of faith" of the general public in the intentions of Britain.

“Salute to the Martyrs, Innocent People”.

Directorate circulated DA order



Selection for the post of Assistant Director at PTC, Saharanpur

CLICK HERE to see the details of memo issued by Dy. Director, PTC, Saharanpur. 

Central Civil Services ( Conduct ) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public Servants for each year - regarding

CLICK HERE to see the details. 

India Post to setup hybrid model Post Bank with separate employees

The Department of Posts, which has applied for a payments bank licence, has a hybrid model in mind to operate Post Bank of India. Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan yesterday had said while the banking sector is set to undergo changes in the next few years, "we are going to possibly have postal bank".

According to a source, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has approved hybrid model suggested by Ernst & Young which prepared detailed project report on Post Bank of India (PBI).

"E&Y has come out with three models but suggested preference to a hybrid model. Under which about 600 branches will be directly operated by PBI staff in post office premises and transactions in other parts of the country will be supported by India post staff," the official said.

Post Bank of India is proposed to have its own employees and IT infrastructure. The transaction handled by India Post employees will be entered in to computer server of PBI.

The Department expects revenue of over Rs 550 crore from PBI in first 5 years.

"India Post will earn from every transaction it will carry out for PBI and rents that it will get from its branches. India Post financial services like saving account, postal life insurance will continue as it is," the official said.

The Department of Posts (DoP) will soon seek Cabinet approval for Rs 240 crore for setting up Post Bank of India.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks -- payments banks and small banks.
As per RBI guidelines, payments banks would offer a limited range of products such as demand deposits and remittances. They will not be allowed to undertake lending activities and will be initially be restricted to holding a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per individual customer.

They will be allowed to issue ATM or debit cards as also other prepaid payment instruments, but not credit cards.

The DoP will evaluate its five year performance as payments bank and then it will take call of setting up full-fledged banking service

Source : Post Bank of India 

Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Sad demise...

Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy is at CENTRE

Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy, ASP (Vig.) o/o the PMG, Calicut (Kerala) reported expired today at about 7.45 hours due to heart attack at Jipmer Hospital, Pondichery. 

Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy was closely associated with the Association. Presently he was unanimously elected as Vice President-II in CHQ and earlier he hold Assistant General Secretary Posts and Organising General Secretary twice. 

He has also worked as Circle Secretary and President to All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts Kerala circle Branch for years together. We know that the officer is not only very sincere and hard worker in his work but on many occasions he helped a lot to CHQ. CHQ will always remember him for his co-operation and valuable guidance extended to CHQ from time to time.  

All the General Secretaries during All India Conference permitted Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy to read out our Associations Annual Report in the August house in his sweet voice. 

May we all pray to the almighty to give his soul rest in peace. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DoP to seek Cabinet nod for 240 cr to set up Post Bank

The Department of Posts (DoP) will soon seek Cabinet approval for Rs 240 crore for setting up Post Bank of India.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks -- payments banks and small banks.

The DoP, which has applied for a payments bank licence, has a hybrid model in mind to operate Post Bank of India. Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan yesterday had said while the banking sector is set to undergo changes in the next few years, "we are going to possibly have postal bank".

"The Department is in the process of seeking approval for about Rs 240 crore from Expenditure Finance Committee which will then need nod from Cabinet," an official source told PTI.

As per RBI guidelines, payments banks would offer a limited range of products such as demand deposits and remittances. They will not be allowed to undertake lending activities and will be initially be restricted to holding a maximum balance of Rs 1 lakh per individual customer.

They will be allowed to issue ATM or debit cards as also other prepaid payment instruments, but not credit cards.

According to a source, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has approved hybrid model suggested by Ernst & Young which prepared detailed project report on Post Bank of India (PBI).

"E&Y has come out with three models but suggested preference to a hybrid model. Under which about 600 branches will directly operated by PBI staff in post office premises and transactions in other parts of the country will be supported by India post staff," the official said.

Post Bank of India is proposed to have its own employees and IT infrastructure. The transaction handled by India Post , employees will be entered in to computer server of PBI.

The Department expects revenue of over Rs 550 crore from PBI in first 5 years.

"India Post will earn from every transaction it will carry out for PBI and rents that it will get from its branches. India Post financial services like saving account, postal life insurance will continue as it is," the official said.

The DoP will evaluate its five year performance as payments bank and then it will take call of setting up full fledged banking service.

Source : http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/dop-to-seek-cabinet-nod-for-240-cr-to-set-up-post-bank-115041200142_1.html

CORRIGENDUM to HSG I Recruitment Rules in HINDI Version

CLICK HERE to see the Gazette Notification. 

CWC Meetig will be in Kerala

Next Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting will be held in Kerala in the month of June / July 2015. The actual date and details of venue will be intimated shortly to all concerned.
 

A tribute to "the father of Indian Constitution"

 
 
 

Monthly Report on Postal Inspection under AML/CFT provisions for month of January, 2015




Shri V P Singh (IPoS-1988), DDG (Personnel) will hold the additional charge of Secretary, Postal Services Board

To view a copy of order, please CLICK HERE. 

Transfers and postings of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' dated 13.04.2015

To view Directorate Memo No. 2-2/205-SPG dated 13/4/2015, please CLICK HERE.
 

How to reap big benefits from small saving schemes

By Preeti Kulkarni, ET Bureau 

The interest rates of small saving schemes are linked to the yield of government bonds and revised every year. ET gives a ready reckoner of the current rates and features of these schemes.

POST OFFICE MONTHLY INCOME SCHEME

Interest rate offered: 8.4%

Lock-in period: Five years. Premature encashment allowed after one year, with deductions.

Tax benefits: None

Investment limit: Rs 1,500 to Rs 4.5 lakh in a single account and Rs 9 lakh in a joint account.

Pros: Suitable for those looking for a secure monthly income. Senior citizens can park a portion of their investments in this scheme.

Cons: Long lock-in period. Unlike bank FDs, this does not offer senior citizens a preferential rate of interest.


KISAN VIKAS PATRA*

Interest rate offered: 8.7%

Lock-in period: 100 months. Premature withdrawal two and a half years.

Tax benefits: None

Investment limit: Minimim Rs 1,000 and no maximum cap. Investments have to be made in denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000.

Pros: An attractive and secure interest rate. Can be encashed after two and a half years. Transfer of instrument is permitted.

Cons: Interest earned is taxable, eating into post-tax returns. Other more remunerative instruments have an upper hand.


PUBLIC PROVIDENT FUND*

Interest rate offered: 8.7%

Lock-in period: 15 years. Partial withdrawals allowed from the seventh financial year. Loans can be sought from the third financial year.

Tax benefits: Deductions under Sec 80C for investments up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Investment limit : Rs 500 to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Pros: Attractive, guaranteed and taxfree returns. The instrument is exempt from tax at investment, accumulation and maturity stages (EEE).

Cons: Largely illiquid due to the long lock-in tenure. Will not help meet short-term needs.

10-YEAR NATIONAL SAVINGS CERTIFICATE


Interest rate offered: 8.8%

Lock-in period: 10 years

Tax benefits: Deductions up to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C.

Investment limit: Minimum Rs 100. No maximum limit. Investments have to be made in denominations of Rs 100, Rs 500, Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000.

Pros: Easy to purchase and understand. Offers assured returns with tax benefits.

Cons: Interest earned is subject to tax on maturity. For senior citizens, not as lucrative as taxsaver bank fixed deposits.


SENIOR CITIZENS SAVINGS SCHEME*

Interest rate offered: 9.3%

Lock-in period: Five years. Premature closure allowed after one year and two years on deduction of 1.5% and 1% respectively of the deposit. Interest is paid out every quarter, offering liquidity during the lock-in period.

Tax benefits: Deduction under Section 80C for investments up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Investment limit : Rs 1,000 to Rs 15 lakh.

Pros: High, secure returns, with partial liquidity.

Cons: Locking away huge amounts could deprive senior citizens of funds for medical and other emergencies in the interim.


5 YEAR NATIONAL SAVINGS CERTIFICATE

Interest rate offered: 8.5%

Lock-in period: Five years

Tax benefits: Deductions up to Rs 1.5 lakh under Sec 80C.

Investment limit: Minimum Rs 100. No maximum limit. Investments have to be made in denominations of Rs 100, Rs 500, Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000.

Pros: Easy to purchase and understand. Offers assured returns with tax benefits.

Cons: Interest earned is subject to tax on maturity. For senior citizens, not as lucrative as tax-saver fixed deposits from banks.


SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI YOJANA*

Interest rate offered: 9.2%

Lock-in period: Till the girl child turns 21. Partial withdrawal of up to 50% of the balance (as on last date of the preceding financial year) allowed after the girl turns 18 years old. Premature withdrawal of the entire balance permitted upon marriage of the girl after she turns 18.

Tax benefits: Deduction under Section 80C for investment up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Investment limit : Rs 1,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Pros: Offers high, tax-free and guaranteed returns. Ideal scheme for parents looking to build a corpus for the education of their girl child under 10.

Cons: Lengthy lock-in period. More illiquid than PPF.


FIVE-YEAR POST OFFICE TIME DEPOSITS#

Interest rate offered: 8.5%

Lock-in period: Five years

Tax benefits: Deduction up to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C.

Investment limit : Minimum Rs 200. No maximum limit. Further investments have to be made in multiples of Rs 200.

Pros: Easy to understand, operate and invest in. Tax concessions.

Cons: Returns earned are taxable. Senior citizens can earn higher returns (9-9.25%) by investing in tax-saver FDs


*Apart from post offices, some banks also facilitate investments in these instruments

# You can also invest in five-year recurring deposits (8.4%) or fixed deposits with shorter tenures of between one to four years (8.4%). However, deposits with these tenures won't entitle you to tax benefits


Source :The Economic Times

Plan to strengthen Money Order service: Postal Dept.


Contrary to reports that Money Order service is being withdrawn, the Postal Department has said that plans are afoot to strengthen the facility using technology for the benefit of the people. The department averred that the time-tested money order service will not be terminated.

“Some reports are appearing in newspapers stating that the service will be withdrawn. It’s not correct. Such negative publicity is creating unnecessary apprehensions in the public domain,” said B.V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Using technology, services like Electronic Money Order, Instant Money Order and Mobile Money Order were brought into vogue and these services were found to be user-friendly.

Electronic Money Order is an electronic format of traditional MOs, which enables payment at doorstep, drastically cutting down physical transmission. The booking for these services can be done at any post office, according to another official. He said the service was one of the prominent modes of door-to-door money transfer since decades.

He said the department was implementing the facility in as many as 50 postal divisions covering 95 head post offices, sub-post offices in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Directorate of Post Offices in New Delhi, it is learnt, is trying to zero-in on those who are trying to mislead the people with incorrect information. “We advise people not to fall prey to the false information. The department will continue to implement the service effectively for the benefit of public,” he added.

Friday, April 10, 2015

10 April : Morarji Desai’s death anniversary

"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get." - Morarji Desai.
 
Morarji Desai (Birth- 29 Feb 1896 – death 10 April 1995), was a notable independence activist and the fifth Prime Minister of India from 1977 - 1979. He was also the first Prime Minister to head India's first non-Congress Government. He held many important posts in the Government of India such as: Chief Minister of Bombay State, Home Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India. At foreign fronts, Morarji Desai holds international fame for his peace activism and made notable efforts to initiate peace between two-rival South Asian states, Pakistan and India. After India's first nuclear explosion in 1974, Desai helped restore friendly relations with China and Pakistan, and vowed to avoid armed conflict such as Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. Domestically, he played crucial role in Indian nuclear program after it was targeted by major nuclear powers after conducting a surprise test in 1974. He was the only Indian national to be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Pakistan, which was conferred on him by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1990 in a colorful ceremony. Later, his policies promoted social, health and administrative reforms in the country.
 

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2015

CLICK HERE to view Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/2/2015-E-II (B) dated 10th April 2015 in English. 

CLICK HERE to view order in Hindi.



VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION OF SERVICE ASSOCIATION UNDER CCS (RSA) RULES, 1993-CALLING OF APPLICATIONS-REGARDING.


Our Association has already submitted the requisite information to Directorate by speed post under letter No. CHQ / AIAIPASP/Verifcation/2015 dated 24/3/2015. The copy of the said letter is already published on the blog for the information to members. 

Transfer under the concession of immunity service.

No. GS/AIAIASP/HAR/Immunity/2014                                  dated   10/4/2015

To,
Col. Sukhdev Raj,
Chief Postmaster General,
Haryana Circle,
Ambala Cantt. 133001.

Subject:  Case of Shri Karam Singh Jhajholia, Circle Secretary of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts, Haryana Circle Branch – Immunity of transfer – Regarding.  

Ref.      :   Directorate letter No. 16-57/2014-SR dated 7th August 2014 and
    dated 16-10-2014.

Respected Sir,

 IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to above cited letters vide which Directorate has issued orders to CPMG Haryana Circle to consider the transfer case of Shri Karam Singh Jhajholia, Circle Secretary and PM (HSG-I) Narnaul HO to Circle HQ Ambala under the concession of immunity service.  Accordingly, Circle Office, Ambala issued his transfer order under No. Staff/31-2/XIII dated 02/02/2015, but sorry to say that till date Haryana Circle has not executed the orders.
                                                                       
             It is therefore requested to your honour to kindly look into the matter personally and arrange to issue instructions to concerned authority to relieve the above named officer at the earliest.

An immediate action in the matter is requested.   
    Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary


Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Commemorative Postage Stamp

It is learnt that Department is going to release a commemorative postage stamp on India-France Joint issue on 10/4/2015. Earlier a commemorative postage stamp on this issue was released on 23/11/2003 and 1/12/2003.

Result of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts and LGO Examination for the year 2014 held of 22nd and 23rd November 2014

As all members and track-in-viewers knows that the declaration of above examinations results are delayed due to receipt of enormous number of representations / queries/objections from aspirant candidates on various issues related to question papers / answer keys etc. at Directorate. 

Now, it is learnt that most of the genuine representations / queries and objections are removed by the Directorate and we hope that both the results are expected by the end of this month. It is once again requested to all candidates not to make unnecessarily representations / queries to Directorate. 

Formation of Postal Services Staff Welfare Board for the term w.e.f 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2017 - Nomination of Staff Representatives

To view Directorate memo, please CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

India Post SMS Service


India Post SMS Service gives instant information about the delivery of article. Provide the MOBILE NUMBER of SENDER and RECEIVER at the time of booking of Speed Post, Express / Business Parcel, eMoney Order (eMO), etc. to get the delivery information via SMS.

Message from Hon'ble Ravi Shankar Prasad, Communication and Information Technology minister

Message from Hon'ble Ravi Shankar Prasad, Communication and Information Technology minister



Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana ( SSA ) scheme was launch by the hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 22nd January 2015. In a short span of just over 2 months the Post Offices across the country have opened 27,72,309 Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana accounts upto 31st March 2015. A total of Rs 310 Crores has been deposited in these accounts for the welfare of the girl child. Authorised Banks have together managed to open over 1.8 lakh accounts under this scheme. Well done IndiaPost. Keep it up.

Save Girl Child 

Beti Bachao Beti Padaho 

Indias Daughter

Hud-hud toofan assisance to IP/ASPs- Association efforts.


Hud-hud Cyclone assistance was granted to all the postal staff members of Visakhapatnam except IP and ASPs in the Region.

This item was taken up with the Circle Office by the Association.  The Chief PMG is kind enough to consider the applications of our members and granted financial assistance @ Rs. 4000-  We once again convey thanks to the all the officers  and association office bearers.

This was achieved by the association by continuous monitoring and co-operation from the members.  

Source : AP blog

LTC Claims - Need for observing prescribed procedures

CLICK HERE to see DoPT OM No. 31011/3/2015-Estt (A-IV) dated April 1, 2015. 

Amendment in Indian Post Office Rules, 1933 : Gazette Notification, Transmission of Articles by Post.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Insurance of Value Payable Articles : Gazette Notificaiton

To view Directorate Memo No. 7-6/2013-PO dated 26/3/2015, please CLICK HERE. 

Dearness Allowance hiked by 6% for Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners

In a bonanza to over one crore central government employees and pensioners, The Cabinet today hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 113 per cent of their basic pay with effect from January. 

The decision benefiting 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners would lead to an outgo of Rs 7,889.34 crore in the current fiscal. 

The decision to hike the DA was taken at the meeting of the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said. 

"Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/Dearness Relief (DR) at the rate of 113 per cent of the basic pay with effect from January 1, 2015," it added. 

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission

The release further said the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs 6,762.24 crore per annum, and Rs 7,889.34 crore in the 2015-16 (for a period of 14 months from January 2015 to February 2016). 

DA was last revise in September last year from 100 per cent of basic pay to 107 per cent. The increase was effective from July 1, 2014.

Source:-The Economic Times

Monday, April 6, 2015

7 best foods for heart

Include these foods in your diet for your cardiovascular health

Walnuts: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, Vitamin E, and folate, eating unsalted walnuts regularly can go a long way in protecting your heart. Like walnuts, almonds too are a good source of nutrients for your heart.

Spinach: Leafy veggies, particularly spinach, provide iron, vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. Saute spinach in garlic and have it as a side dish.

Oats: This fiber-rich superfood also comprises omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium, all of which can help reduce your cholesterol levels and maintain healthy arteries. Start your day with a bowl of oats.

Asparagus: This thin, green stick comes packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients like folate and vitamins C and D. Low in calories, asparagus can be cooked quickly.

Beans: Beans, particularly kidney beans, are a good source of heart-healthy and stress-busting vitamin B, iron, and calcium. Make a kidney bean, tomato and carrot soup or use them in a veggie dip.

Blueberries: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, blueberries contain lesser calories and sugar, so you can eat them to your heart's content. They are also a good source of fiber, which can help relieve the cramps andconstipation that can occur when you're under stress. Eat them raw or make a blueberry smoothie.

SalmonContaining omega-3 fatty acids, having grilled salmon is a good way to keep your heart healthy.

CHQ requirement...

Information on following issues are awaited from many Circle Secretaries. 

1. Name/s of the officers who declined PS Gr. B promotion.

2. Present status of documentation for holding of DPC for PS Gr. B cadre for 2015-16.

3. Vacancy position of Direct Recruit Inspector Posts (year wise). 

4. Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases in Inspector Pots cadre pending. 

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