Friday, September 19, 2014

LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2014

Due to flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir State in last week, LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2014 scheduled to be held on 20/9/2014 and 21/9/2014 was postponed by Directorate vide Memo No. A.34012/04/2014-DE dated 9th September 2014 and now it  is learnt that the said examination will be held after restoration of situation of J&K state. It may take more than one month. 

Purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top etc., by Ministries/ Departments - revision of guidelines

To view the order issued by MoF on 19th September 2014, please CLICK HERE.

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Govt Employees - Revised Rate from 01/07/2014

To view MoF No. 1/2/2014-E.II(B) dated 18th September 2014, please CLICK HERE.  The amount will be paid in cash. Now total DA is 107% with effect from 1st July 2014. To view order in Hindi, please CLICK HERE. 

Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop on 24th September, 2014

To view the notification, please CLICK HERE.  The employees retiring within next 6 months may kindly attend the meeting. 

Regularization of irregularly opened MIS accounts in the multiples Rs.1000/- instead of Rs.1500/- (SB Order No. 10/2014)

To view SB order, please CLICK HERE. 

Additional Director, RAKNPA is holding the current charge of Director, RAKNPA

CLICK HERE to view the copy of order issued by Directorate.

PMG, Allahabad Region, Uttara Pradesh Circle is holding current charge of CPMG, Uttar Pradesh Circle

CLICK HERE to view copy of order issued by Directorate

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Counting of officiating period as service for all benefits - CAT Chennai order

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Celebration of World Post Day on 09.10.2014 as a part of National Postal Week commencing from 9th October and ending 15th October, 2014

LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PM Grade-I 2014 held on 20.07.2014 display of Provisional key

To view Directorate Memo No. A.34012/02/2014-DE dated 11th September 2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Directorate order dated 07.01.2008 withdrawn regarding payment of PLI incentive to sales force

7 th Pay Commission's visit to Mussoorie/Dehradun

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission has started holding meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a first-hand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Mussoorie/Dehradun between 8th October and 10th October 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 30th September, 2014 (1700 hours).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre....Meeting at Directorate

CHQ is trying to get an appointment of senior officers of Directorate to discuss the issue of merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre. 


To view, please CLICK HERE. 

History of Earlier Pay Commissions in India

Since India’s Independence, seven pay commissions have been set up on a regular basis to review and make recommendations on the work and pay structure of all civil and military divisions of the Government of India.

Historically the Central Government has been setting up the Pay Commissions after a period of almost ten years. This is more of precedence than a statutory requirement. Government is not bound by any law or regulation to set up the 
Pay Commission after ten years.

The objective of the Pay Commission is to bring parity in the salaries and perks of Government Servents with their private sector counterparts and bring a sort of compatibility with the trends in the price rise of different commodities, thus encouraging them to lead an honest life.

The roots of practise of setting up Pay Commissions goes back to British Period when Royal Commissions were set up for various purposes including Pay Revisions– e.g. Aitcheson Commission (1886-87) and Islington Commission (1912-13).

At present India is perhaps the only country where this practice still followed. Even Britishers have long discontinued with this system.

Following is a brief summary of all of the Central Pay Commissions in India


      May 1946.
In One Year
Srinivasa Varadachariar

Aug. 1957
Two Years
Jaganath Das
Rs. 396 million.
Apr. 1970
Mar. 1973
Raghubir Dayal
Rs. 1.44 billion
Jun. 1983
Four Years
P N Singhal
Rs.12.82 billion
Jan. 1997
Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian
Rs. 17,000 crore
Jul. 2006
Apr. 2008
Justice B N Srikrishna


CLICK HERE to get the specimen of all PLI forms. 

Seniority list : PS Gr. B as on 1/1/2012

Directorate vide memo No. 9-02/2013-SPG dated 16/9/2014 has issued final seniority list of PS Gr. B cadre officers as on 1/1/2012 updated up to 30/4/2013. 

While going through the said list it is noticed that, as on date many officers have already been retired from Govt. service on superannuation / voluntarily etc. To keep the updated list at CHQ, it is requested to all Circle Secretaries to intimate the names of the officers of their circle who retired on superannuation/voluntarily/expired / promoted to JTS Gr. A cadre from the list to CHQ. 

To view the memo, please CLICK HERE. 

Grant of 30 days Non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14

To view, please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Draft Model Cadre Review Proposal- Dopt Orders

To view DoPT Memo No. I-11019/25/2014-CRD dated 12/9/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Instructions on Re-Allotment of Postal Service Group 'B' Officers from one Circle / Unit to other Circle/ Unit

To view Directorate Memo No. 9-23/2014-SPG dated 15/9/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Circle Conference..... Maharashtra Circle

41st Biennial Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts Maharashtra Circle Branch held at Karjat (Dist. Raigad) on 15/9/2014 and 16/9/2014. Following office bearers are elected unanimously :

1. President : Shri M. S. Ahirrao, Offg. SRM, "L" Division, Bhusawal.

2. Circle Secretary : Shri Sanjay Kharat, ASP, New Mumbai Sub Division at Vashi.

3. Treasurer : Ms Manali Tawade, ASP (BD) o/o CPMG, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai.

CHQ congratulate the officers and wish best of luck to their team. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr.B cadre/cadre restructuring ......Meeting at Directorate

As everybody aware that DOP has already finalized cadre restructuring of Group 'C' cadre on 28/4/2014. CHQ has constantly reminded to Directorate for holding of meeting with the representatives of our Association in connection with cadre restructuring of IP/ASP cadre. 

CHQ has already submitted a proposal of merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre to Directorate on 20/11/2013. The queries raised by Directorate letter under No. 25-35/2011-PE-I dated 19/5/2014 was also quickly replied on 14/6/2014. Now, meeting is likely to be scheduled in the next week for cadre restructuring of IP/ASP cadre. CHQ has already linked up the merger issue with cadre restructuring subject, as the result of 2nd cadre review was not implemented by DOP even though presidential sanction was issued in 1990 for up-gradation of 245 posts to PS Gr. B. Senior members know this issue very well. We have to discuss the workable proposal at Directorate and for the benefit of the cadre.

It is therefore requested to each Circle Branch to submit their fresh proposal if any to GS immediately, or permit CHQ to take decision at their own for the benefit of the cadre and not at individual level. 

Workbook on National Cleanliness Drive of Post Offices - Preservation period of various records

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA) has brought out an Work Book on National Cleanliness Drive of Post Offices. The preservation period of various records as prescribed in Post Office manuals has been recorded at page no 43 to 71 of the Work Book. CLICK HERE to view the Work Book. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Special Cover on 102nd FDI Annual World Dental Congress : 11th September 2014.

FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programmes, speaking as a unified voice for dentistry in international advocacy, and supporting member associations in oral health promotion activities worldwide. FDI works at the international and national levels through its own activities and those of its members. FDI is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and a member of the World Health Professionals Alliance (WHPA).

The World’s most renowned and biggest dental show, 102nd FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2014, hosted by the Indian Dental Association is organized in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, from 11th to 14th September 2014 to provide a scientific programme, a trade exhibition and an international forum for the review and discussion of the advancement of oral health, oral health care and all other subjects which will advance the objectives of the FDI. The event was inaugurated on 11th September at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

Uttar Pradesh Postal Circle issued a Special Cover to commemorate 102nd FDI Annual World Dental Congress on 11th September 2014. Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and The Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik released the Special cover during the inauguration function. The cover design and cancellation illustrates Dr. R. Ahmed, the father of Dentistry in India. 

Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre : Meeting likely to be in next week

It is learnt that the meeting is likely to be held in next week at Directorate. There is full one week in our hand. It is therefore finally requested to all members, Circle Secretaries and CHQ Officer Bearers to convey their views / comments / suggestions or fresh proposal if any to GS immediately, otherwise GS/CHQ may be permitted to take decision at their own for the benefit of the cadre and for individual.

7 Foods that make you stink

To read, please CLICK HERE. 

Sandesh of Hon'ble Home Minister on Hindi Day

Friday, September 12, 2014

Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre : Meeting postponed.

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:12th September, 2014
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and
Assistant Superintendents, Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony,
Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110 054

Subject: Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre – Proposal regarding.


Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 28.08.2014, on the subject mentioned above, wherein the Association was requested to attend a meeting with Director (Estt.) on 16th September, 2014 at 11:00 am to come up with a viable proposal for restructuring of IP and ASP cadres. However, this is to inform that due to some unavoidable circumstances the meeting has been postponed. The next date of meeting will be intimated shortly.

Yours faithfully,

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

GDS BPM Workload Point Calculation by exel

Dak Seva Award 2014 awarded to Shri. Navdeep Yadav , IP (Project Arrow & MNOP ), O/o PMG Indore Region Indore

Ms. Indu Gupta CPMG MP Circle handed over certificate to Shri Navdeep Yadav

PA/SA Exam 2014 : Phase-2 Exam dates of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, North East, Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujrat Out

As per the latest updates published in the official recruitment site for PA/SA Exam 2014 the exam dates for Computer Typing/Data Entry of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, North East, Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab,Rajasthan and Gujrat will be as follows:

Postal Circle
Exam Date
Exam Time
Tamil Nadu (29)
24 to 29 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
Uttarakhand (31)
25 to 27 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
Gujrat (16)
13 to 19 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
Rajasthan (28)
16 to 24 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
Punjab (27)
17 to 18 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
Jharkhand (20)
17 to 18 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
Assam (12)
20 to 21 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards
North East (25)
21 September 2014
Refer Admit Cards

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Know Evaluation / Qualification Criteria in Computer Typing & Data Entry Test (PAPER II): Click Here

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India Post launches a workbook on National Cleanliness Drive for staff and officers

To view presentation, please CLICK HERE. 

Lokpal rule on declaration of assets of babus' wives stayed

NEW DELHI: In Lokpal Act's first brush with courts, the Delhi high court on Tuesday stayed one of its rules on public declaration of assets of spouses and dependent children of government employees.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Vipin Sanghi directed that information on asset liabilities of spouses or dependent children will not be revealed to the public by government departments. It said such information will only be furnished to respective departments in a sealed cover.

Till its further orders in November, the court made it clear the sealed envelopes reaching all departments shouldn't be opened.

The court order comes as a huge relief to harried civil servants and central government employees forced under the Lokpal Act to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children. HC granted conditional stay on the Lokpal rules on a petition by the wife of a central government employee who termed the government dictate a violation of her "fundamental rights of equality, life, personal liberty and privacy as flowing from Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India."

Vinita Singla, through her lawyer Manish Jain, questioned the government's decision to seek her assets with the intention to display the information on its website.

"Even otherwise the constitutional and legal rights, privileges and liberties of the Petitioner cannot be jeopardized and/or affected, just because of the reason that the Petitioner is married to a public servant.

"The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, which is inter-alia unreasonable, arbitrary, unjustified and unconstitutional, as the same is seeking declaration in the form of information from the public servant even for the assets of the spouse and dependent children, which has not been generated from the income and/or contribution of the public servant in any manner whatsoever and that the said information is further directed to be published on the website of such ministry or department, which will make the said information visible to the public at large, which inter-alia may be detrimental and cause prejudice to the said spouse and/or children of the public servant," Singla argued in HC.

PMO officials contribute one day's salary for flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir

All officers and staff of the Prime Minister's Office are voluntarily contributing one day's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, as a gesture of solidarity with the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Directorate called GS for meeting on merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre issue

As on date only three suggestions/comments have been received from members i..e CS Odisha, VP President CHQ and Member of Karnataka Circle. All CS and CHQ Office Bearers are once again requested to send their comments/views/ Suggestions/ fresh proposal if any to GS immediately to enable him to put the views of Association in the meeting. 

7CPC acknowledged receipt of Memorandum of IP/ASP Association

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Set of 4 Picture Postcards issued by India Post.

India Post has introduced a set of four picture postcards having following designs. Picture Postcards are priced at Rs.10/- each and available at philatelic bureaux for sale. Photographs on Picture Postcards are taken by Gautam Pandey and Mike Pandey.
1. Western Tragopan, Himachal Pradesh
2. Chandra Tal, Himachal Pradesh
3. Langza Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
4. Tiger Cubs, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Western Tragopan, Himachal Pradesh

Western Tragopan, Himachal Pradesh

Chandra Tal, Himachal Pradesh
Chandra Tal, Himachal Pradesh
Langza Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Langza Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Tiger Cubs, Bandhavgarh National Park
Tiger Cubs, Bandhavgarh National Park

Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network

The Government of India has decided to set up a Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network. The objective behind setting up of the Task Force is to transform the Post Office Network in keeping with changing market trends and competition. This will include rationalization of the network with focus on mail/parcel services, particularly in rural areas, upgradation of infrastructure/ technology, incorporating global best practices, introducing new services and participation of multiple players.

To view the composition of Task Force, please CLICK HERE. 

A.     Tour Programme for Bhubaneshwar
Details of visit
1000 hrs
Meeting with State Government and stake holders.
(Also internal meeting of task force members)
0900 hrs
Visits to Post Offices at Bhubaneswar and Suburb

B.     Tour Programme for Patna
Details of visit
1000 hrs
Meeting with State Government and stake holders.
(Also internal meeting of task force members)
1000 hrs
Visits to Post Offices at Patna and Suburb

C.     Tour Programme for Bangalore - Mangalore
Details of visit
1000 hrs
Meeting with State Government and stake holders.
1000 hrs
Visits to Post Offices at Bangalore and Suburb
Bangalore to Mangalore
1000 hrs
Visits to Post Offices at Mangalore