Thursday, April 17, 2014

PA/ SA Examination schedule

PA/SA examination for Haryana and Karnataka Circle will also held on 27th April 2014 from 14.00 hours to 16.00 hours.
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Speed Post KPIs

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Tentative Commemorative Postage Stamp Issue Calendar April to June 2014

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LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B .......updates!!!

It is learnt that Directorate is going to revise syllabus pattern and few changes in eligible criteria for PS Gr. B Examination. Actual notification for holding of examination for the year 2013 will be issued thereafter. 

Circle Conference.......MP Circle

Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors & Assistant Superintendents Posts, Madhya Pradesh Circle Branch that Circle Conference was held on 13th April 2014 at Ujjain and following officers are elected as officer bearers. 

President : Shri R. P. Jaiswal, ASP (HQ), o/o the SSPOs, Hoshangabad Division, Hoshangabad-461001. (Ph. No. 07574-25291 & Mobile 09826823805.

Circle Secretary : Shri Praveen Srivastava, ASP (HQ), o/o  the SSPOs, Malwa Division, Ujjain 456010 (Ph. No. 0734-2530755 & Mobile No. 09425991764) 

Treasurer : Shri Jagdish Prasad, ASP (Tour), o/o the SSPOs, Indor MFL Division, Indor 452001 (Ph. No. 0731-2702840 & Mobile No. 09425983217) 

Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year leave for child care: SC

The Supreme Court held that a woman employee of central govt can get uninterrupted leave for two years, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. Reuters

The Supreme Court today held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. 

A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.

"On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days i.e. during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc," the bench said.

It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.

She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.

The apex court set aside the High Court's order.

"We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt/ production of this judgement," it said.

Source: http://www.financialexpress.com

The 7th pay commission report – when is it going to be submitted?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Circle Conference.......Chhattisgarh Circle

It is reported by Shri A. K. Singh, Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Chhattisgarh Circle branch that their 8th Biennial Circle Conference will be held at Aditya Hotel, Raipur on 26th April 2014.
 

Department finalizing roll out plan for CBS roll for next 3 months

To view Directorate's memo, please CLICK HERE. 

Sr Postmaster CAT case : Punjab Circle

Although Directorate has directed to apprise Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh on 09.04.2014 that amendment in PS Gr B Recruitment Rules are under process and would likely take time. Yet, no development took place in the proceedings. Matter posted to 28.05.2014 without any arguments.

Source : IP/ASP Punjab blog 

PA/ SA Examination schedule

Schedule of Examination for the following Postal Circles is as follows:

Name of Postal Circles
Exam Date
Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan    
27-4-2014
Assam, Chhattisgarh, North-East, Odisha             
27-4-2014
Jharkhand
04-5-2014

Candidates may download the Admit Cards for above stated Postal Circles by Logging into the website http://www.pasadrexam2014.in from today to exam date. Please keep visiting the website for exam schedules for other Postal Circles & updates.

Estimated 7th Pay Commission pay scales as on 01.01.2016

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25% INCREASE IN ALLOWANCES WHENEVER DA GOES UP BY 50%

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Monday, April 14, 2014

UPU News : 2014 International letter-writing competition for young people

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Circle Conference.......UP Circle

38th Biennial Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, UP Circle Branch was held on 13th April 2014 at  Maharani Hotel, Saharanpuur. GS and CHQ Treasurer attended the conference. The following officers are unanimously elected as officer bearers:

1. President : Shri Prabhakar Tripati, ASP, Shahgang Sub Division, Jaunpur.

2. Circle Secretary : Shri Kripal Singh Yadav, ASP, South Barely Sub Division, Barely.

3. Treasurer : Shri Ajay Prakash Asthana, ASP (Court) o/o CPMG, UP Circle, Lucknow.

CHQ congratulate to these officers and the new team.,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SB Order No. 5/2014 : Changes in Statutory Rules in the backdrop of implementation of CBS- regarding.

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EXPECTED PAY STRUCTURE OF 7TH CPC

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Wardha HO (Maharashtra) rolled out to CBS


Shri P. K. Bisoi, Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle has inaugurated CBS at Wardha HO (Under Nagpur Region). Ms Vandita Kaul, Postmaster General Nagpur Region and Shri K. N. Bawankule, SPOs, Wardha Division are seen in the picture. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CBEC cadre restructure may be cleared today (09/04/2014)

It is learnt that Finance Minister is likely to approve CBCE cadre restructure file today. 

Posting in Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group "A"

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FAQ -- GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM IN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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Closing of Central Govt. Offices in connection with general election to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and bye-elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014


5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have?

Assured Career Progression (ACP) is a boon to employees who have been suffering without promotions for years.

Employees who got their jobs towards the end of 1960s had to face countless hurdles. One of them was the problem with promotions.

There were many who didn't get any promotions for 30 years. Countless others retired without getting a single promotion in their careers.

To put an end to this, all the Federations fought together and made the Government to implement the ACP (Assured Career Progression) promotion scheme. It enabled the employees, who didn't get any promotion for 12 and 24 years, to get one or two promotions respectively. A number of employees benefited from this.

These promotions were given to the employees based on their ‘Promotional Hierarchy’. This was introduced in the 5th CPC and continued to be enforced until 31.08.2008.

In the 6th CPC, MACP was introduced instead of ACP. Though both were almost the same, there were some differences. These differences created a lot of confusions.

The special feature of MACP was that instead of 12 and 24 years, it ordered promotions for employees who weren't given any career advancements in 10, 20 and 30 years.

The promotions given under MACP were not in accordance to the ‘Promotional Hierarchy’. Instead, they followed the ‘Grade Pay Hierarchy’. This was the biggest drawback of MACP.

Getting promotions for a raise of Rs 100 or 200 remained unacceptable for many. Finally, one could say that MACP earned the anomaly of being dragged to the court the most number of times.

This is also one of the features that are creating the most expectations this time. Let us wait and see what changes the 7th CPC makes in this.



Notification for holding of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade-I 2014 on 15.06.2014 issued by Directorate.

To view Directorate's memo No. A.34012/02/2014-DE dated 7th April 2014, please CLICK HERE. 

1. Last date of filling up of application : 05-05-2014

2. Date of examination : 15-06-2014

Rate of exchange of foreign currencies in to Indian Rupees

To view Directorate's memo dated 3/4/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.

To view Department of Pensions and Pensioner's Welfare OM No. 40/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 9th April, 2014, please CLICK HERE. 

DPC for the promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2012-13

It is learnt that suitable date for convening DPC for the promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the vacancy year 2012-13 is yet not received from UPSC. It is further learnt that members have been nominated to convene the DPC. The staff of Directorate is on LS Election duty.

Railway Reservation facility available on Sunday and Holiday at Mumbai GPO

The Railway booking facility is available in Mumbai GPO on all Sundays and Holidays also (excluding National Holidays) between 08.00 hours to 14.00 hours w.e.f. 30.3.2014. The said facility is available from 08.00 AM to 08.00 PM on working days. The members and customers of India Post can take benefit of this facility. International Speed Post Bureau is also functioning in Mumbai GPO where all types of philatelic stamps and stationary items are available for sale. Members and track in viewers are requested to open Philatelic Deposit Account at Mumbai GPO to get philatelic stamps and stationary items are door steps without any extra cost. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Digitization of Service Books of employees at Head Post Offices- Nomination of Single Point of Contacts (SPOCs) thereof

The Competent Authority has decided to nominate Accountant of each Head Post Office as Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for digitization activity under the Core System Integrator (CSI) in his Post Office. He will help the digitization team in reading and understanding the Service Book entries and identifying the documents that are scanned. After the quality check by the digitization team, he will verify the entries entered in the system with the respective Service Books and also ascertain whether the relevant documents have been scanned properly. Subsequently, He will submit a report in this regard to the Divisional Head/Unit Head providing list of employees, whose Service Books have been digitized and the relevant documents have been scanned; and also the list of missing documents employee-wise.
It has also been decided that as the work is HPO specific, the concerned Divisional Head/Unit Head will nominate Sr. PM/PM or ASP/IP of the Division/Unit in case of non-availability of regular HSG-I/HSG-ll Postmaster for each HPO for checking, countersigning and releasing the list of employees, whose Service Books have been digitized and list of missing documents employee-wise to the TCS Digitization Team.
Source : Personnel Division Letter No.25-4/2013-SPG dated 7th April, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wishing to all members and track in viewers a very happy RAM NAVAMI




Circle Conference.......Punjab Circle

It has been reported by Shri Balbir Singh Kaushal Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Punjab Circle Branch that Pre-Conference CWC and 38th Biennial Circle Conference will be held at Conference Hall o/o the Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle, Sandesh Bhawan, Sector-167, Chandigarh on 26/4/2014 and 27/4/2014 respectively. 

Will the 7th CPC Extend Child Care Leave for Male Employees Too?

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Consolidated Nominated list - CPIOs & Appellate Authorities

To view list of CPIOs & Appellate Authorities of Rajasthan Circle, please CLICK HERE. 

To view list of CPIOs & Appellate Authorities of Kerala Circle, please CLICK HERE. 

To view list of CPIOs & Appellate Authorities of Maharashtra Circle, please CLICK HERE. 

22nd MEETING OF POSTAL SPORTS BOARD HELD AT KOCHI ON 10.01.2014

To view the copy of minutes, please CLICK HERE. 

Posting in the Junior Administrative Grade(JAG) of Indian Postal Service Gr "A"

To view Directorate's order, please CLICK HERE. 

Acceptance of Business from SAS Agents - SB Order no. 6

To view SB order No. 6/2013 (actual 2014), please CLICK HERE. 

Filling up of one post of Instructor (ASP), at Postal Training Centre, Mysore

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IP Examination 2013 - Key answers - Paper I & II

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Circle Conference..........Haryana Circle

Today, 19th Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Haryana Branch held at Gurgaon and following officers are unanimously elected as officer bearers. 

1. President : Shri Sampat Ram, ASP, Rewari 

2. Circle Secretary : Shri Karam Singh Jhajholia, Postmaster (HSG-I) Narnaul.

3. Treasurer : Shri Hira Lal, Manager, BPC, Gurgaon

CHQ congratulate to these officers and their team. 

BEAT CODE TO SUFFIX PINCODE & PREPARATION OF ADDRESS DATABASE

To view DO letter issued by Secretary (Posts), please CLICK HERE. 

Need PS Gr. B creation memos to finalize RRs

Dear Members, 

You are well aware that Department has created Postmaster Cadre vide memo No. 4-17/2008-SPB.II dated 22/11/2010, and 116 PS Gr. B Posts were carved for Senior Postmaster Cadre and framed RRs for Senior Postmaster Cadre vide memo No. 137-03/2009-SPB.II dated 9/9/2010.

Since last two years CHQ is pursing this issue with Directorate to issue revised Recruitment Rules for PS Gr. B cadre to correct the anomaly of fixation of quota for PS Gr. B from IP Line Officials and General Line Officials by providing 97% vacancies to PS Gr. B from IP Line and 3% by promotion of HSG-I officials from General Line through a LDCE. But till this date neither Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre revised nor share of General Line officials reduced from PS Gr. B examination. To reduce the quota of General Line officials from LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B, GS is in touch with Directorate and he was told that the request made by Association will be considered soon and also awaiting result of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Bench and till that there is no hopes for holding of departmental examinations for promotion to PS Gr. B and Sr. PM. Some changes in the examination process is also expected in LDCE for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre. 
Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Bench (In OA 1328/HP/2011 & 135/HP/2011) also directed Department to submit the progress made in revision of Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre. This case will be heard on 09/04/2014. 

As all are aware that Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad has already given judgement in our favour.  

Brief of judgment :  The applicants who are holding the posts of ASPOs are provided from appearing for the departmental examination for promotion to the post of Sr. Postmasters, and only Inspectors of Posts which is lower grade post than the ASPOs are allowed to appear for the examination and in case they qualify in the examination, they would become seniors to ASPOs, which posts the applicants are holding and would be an anomalous situation. The contention of respondents that the applicants are holding Gazetted posts in the GP of Rs. 4600/- and as such, they need not be allowed to appear for exam cannot be accepted as the GP of Sr. Postmaster is Rs. 4800/-

It is make it clear that the applicants and the persons similarly placed to the applicants, who are holding the post of ASPOs, shall be allowed to compete in the LDCE for promotion to the post of Sr. Postmasters as and when the recruitment take place, subject to other conditions of eligibility being satisfied.

To view the copy of judgment, please CLICK HERE.

Everybody knows that this vital issue was discussed at length in subject committee meeting held during AIC Ahmedabad and General Secretary explained the difficulties faced by Directorate for issue of Revised Recruitment Rules for PS Gr. B cadre.  GS has requested to all delegates, visitors and Circle Secretaries who attended AIC to search / find out creation memos of PS Gr. B cadre since 1993 at their Divisional Office / Regional Office and Circle Office and everybody who attended AIC has assured to him. But despite his appeal dated 15/2/2014, there was no expected response from the members who are presently working in DO/RO/CO.  

It is once again requested to each and every member of this Association to examine the establishment register at their office (i.e.DO/RO/CO/Fgn Post/CSD/RSD/PSD) immediately and intimate the details of PS Gr. B post created in their unit/office since 1993 to General Secretary by email. If needed, they can get under RTI Act. Those who have already submitted the required information, need not to send it again to GS. 

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Pamhplet on Saving Schemes Interest Rates & Maturity Values w.e.f 01.04.2014

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Conditions for Reproduction of Stamp Images

Reproduction of stamp images is allowed for illustration purposes in Philatelic Publication or in an article relating wholly on postage stamps which may appear in any magazine, newspaper or publication of a general character. Such reproduction should however, be only in black. If stamps are to be produced in colour for publicity purposes, prior permission of the Director General of Posts must be obtained. To avoid similarity with the postage, such reproduction must be distinctively in smaller or larger sizes than the actual stamp and must be without perforation on the edges. Further, across bar will also be placed on one- corner of the stamp, obliterating the denomination. It must be noted that reproduction of the stamp in colour of the actual size of the stamp with perforation of the edges may be deemed to be taken as production of the actual stamp. Detailed guidelines are available on Guidelines for Use of Images of Postage Stamps.
 

Revision of monetary limits for handling cases of loss/fraud for conducting the investigation at Divisional/Regional and Circle level

To view Directorate memo No. 8-03/2012-INV dated 24/3/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Why RBI's decison on a Post Bank of India is a slap for Finance Ministry

The RBI’s decision on Wednesday to “consider” the application of Department of Posts for a banking license “separately in consultation with the Government of India” is literally a slap in the face for the finance ministry.
 
Out of the 25 applicants that were in the fray for a new license, the RBI granted “in-principle” approval for two - IDFC and Bandhan Financial Services - while setting aside the application of the Department of Posts to be decided separately. If the finance ministry had given permission earlier, the RBI could have issued a license to the Department for “Post Bank of India” as well.
 
While prior clearance of their parent company was necessary for the private players who had applied for a license, for the postal department, it was the clearance of the government of India, or more specifically, the finance ministry that was mandatory. Without such a clearance, the RBI could have rejected the application, which it didn't do. Had the government given its clearance, most probably the Post Bank too could have commenced its operations along with the other two licensees.
Representational image of a post office in India. AFP
 
The Department of Posts has been trying to get the clearance of the finance ministry for some time now, but for some strange reason, the finance ministry has been dragging its feet. According to knowledgeable sources, the RBI was very keen and has even met with the ministry, but nothing fructified. It was clearly a case of the government defeating its own proclaimed aim of financial inclusion. There is no other institution, not even the network of public sector banks, that could help financial inclusion in a way that the the postal department is capable of.
 
If the Post Bank of India is operationalised, all the 1.54 lakh post offices, out of which about 90 per cent are in rural areas, by default will become a “bank”. These “banks” will be more accessible to the common people, because they have been right there for decades in their neighbourhood: there is a post office for every 7176 people in the country and in rural areas, the coverage is even better - one for every 5682 people. In fact, when the UPA government was struggling to find a way to transfer the wages for NREGA beneficiaries, it was this network that came to its rescue. About 2.2 crore people get their NREGA payments through the post offices.
 
Financial services are not new to post offices because for several decades, they have been running the post office savings scheme. Besides the extremely high penetration of the post offices, in rural areas, there are about 2.69 lakh agents (Grameen Dak Sevaks) who come home to help people with banking. Almost all these agents are also people from the neighbourhood and are familiar with the beneficiaries.
 
It is a unique banking eco-system that only Indian Post can claim credit for. It is a model that has evolved over time and is very hard to replicate because it is driven by the sheer needs of people, and nourished by trust and relationships.
This is where the finance ministry’s role is suspect. Why hasn’t it granted the permission to the Department of Posts when the RBI doesn’t have any objections. Who is it trying to protect? Isn’t it its commitment to financial inclusion a sham?
 
Interestingly, Kapil Sibal, the minister for posts, and even Rahul Gandhi couldn't get a government decision favouring the Postal Bank. Sibal reportedly was very keen while Rahul Gandhi, as usual, had his attention diverted.
 
As the RBI press release notes, financial inclusion was the stated objective for giving additional banking licenses.
 
"In the budget speech of the Union Finance Minister for the year 2010-11, it was announced, inter alia, that there was a need to extend the geographic coverage of banks and improve access to banking services and that RBI was considering giving some additional banking licences to private sector players,” the central bank said.
 
Why was the most eligible candidate excluded?
 
Anyway the RBI has a mind of its own and has apparently not given into the government’s indifference. It has kept the option of the Postal Bank open and will follow up with the financial ministry. How long will the ministry block it? Will the next government take a favourable decision?
 
The reasons are certainly more than what meets the eye.

Source :FIRSTPOST.INDIA

New Address of APS Directorate


OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR POSTMASTER CADRE OFFICIALS

Work study at Post offices :

It is the basic need for every Postmaster on assuming charge of the Post Office to understand its staff , transactions , mail arrangements , area of service , volume of mails , the people and the culture in and around the Jurisdiction . It will provide a clear idea about what is what .

Staff 

The establishment and the working strength  to be studied along with the previous statistics about the staff  that was allowed to continue in the office.  A rough calculation should be made with the available statistics ie MPCM , Savings Bank , accountable articles for previous 3 year period.  After satisfying yourself with the work load , the actual requirement of staff is to be take note of.

Transaction statistics

The MPCM , SB and all other accountable articles should be studied for a specific period say for previous period and make a small comparison about the improvements / decrease in the transactions. This will give you a knowledge about the overall performance of the post office and its functions.

Mail Arrangement

Make a study on the receipt and dispatch of mails at office and find out the suitability .  This will provide a scope of identifying number of staff required at the receipt time and dispatch time for ordinary mails. Cross check the mail arrangement with the office working hours and identify dead time wherein there is a difference between receipt of bags and opening cum processing along with the closing of bags and the dead time between closing and dispatch of mails. This provides a opportunity to identify and shift staff for the work and for modification of working hours according to the mail timings.
If mail is received early and the office also commences immediately
Check the counter service requirements ie no of staff to attend counter 
If mail is received early and the office opens after a short duration
Check for staff requirement for the mails to be processed and modify the timings for staff accordingly
If mails is received after opening of office
Check the mms and mail arrangement schedules  for modification and possibility to receive mails within time
If mails received at frequent intervals ie twice in the morning
Check the interval time between the two arrivals if the time is short try processing together and if there is a good gap say 1 hours. Process only the ordinary mails first and the accountable mails together. ( you can also prepare two list for postman ie Delivery SLIP no 1 & 2 by creating duplicate beats for postman)  There can be no restrictions on creation for the same beat and only requirement is to send all mails received for delivery on the same day.. 

Area of service

Different post offices have different geographical dimensions for delivery and service.  Have a study about the area within a short period of time which will help a lot in the day to day work as a Postmaster
If the area is have a good dimensional size
Prepare to work according to the area requirement ie The Postman who should proceed first , second and so on and deploy staff accordingly
If the area does not have a good dimensional size
Prepare a dimension your self and plan to send the postman accordingly.
If the area is like a square or rectangle in shape
 Prepare Postman for beats and not beats for postman.  Select the postman with service hierarchy  and provide nearest square for the most senior and next to his junior and so on.
If the area is a butterfly type in shape
Prepare customer wise postman beat or location based ie.  Two postman should not be allowed to share one area . Hence one full area should be provided for one postman . They can also be some rotation within the beats at regular intervals.


Volume of mails

Analyze the volume of mails ie Ordinary mails on a day to day basis and understand variations in the volume ie Monday will be heavier than Tuesday , and Tuesday will be easier than Wednesday and so on This provides an understanding in how the Postman can be controlled or used effectively in other activities of the office ie . PLI , RPLI , Account Opening etc
Accountable mails also needs some study for analyzing the work load of the postman . The number of bulk mails delivered by each postman and the details of such customers to be taken note of for providing window delivery. The newly created townships should also be studied about the requirement of manpower for mail delivery.
People and culture
This is the most important aspect in analyzing the functioning of a post office . Each place has its own culture and tradition , business and profession . we have to go thro the life of the people , especially their requirement from Post office.  This will be helpful in deciding the product to be concentrated at the post office rather than concentrating on all the products and services of a PO.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

What can a  Postmaster  do on the following situations
Leave of staff
Should be regulated within the office and should see that each and every staff can avail their required leave in time.
Emergency situations are exempted and upto the postmaster to decide.
Do not recommend leave for staff for long durations for silly reasons . Just make a remark on the leave application on your disinterest ( Instead you can request your staff to cutshort their leave)
Deputations
When you have already studied about the staff engagement for the past years and also current requirements , the transactions , the mails , the people now you can readily fight with the administration about the necessity on production of the statistics . You may also communicate the authority that you should not be held responsible for any deficiency of service at the counter when staff are being compelled for deputations.
Shortage of staff due to leave and deputation
Open only those counters where you can provide service. Ask customer to stand in a single queue . Accept transactions on First in and First Out method . Take your standard timing for completion of transactions . Put a notice to people on the present day staff position of  your office.


Business development activities

At present the Administration is highly worried about the BD products and its revenue. It becomes inevitable to do some business for the management even though we may be at a hectic situations. After completion of the above study and implementation of the CRISIS management technique , one can be free enough to identify products and services for business.


Stages for business development

When you find that there is  business in mails
 Concentrate only on mails for a period of 6 months and do not consider admin pressure and achieve some good jumps in regd, speed , parcels  bookings and record it for you support
Product change
Identify the next product ie Savings Bank and concentrate to open more number of accounts for a period of 6 months and create a record of the same for support

Modify supervising Techniques

Our traditional supervising techniques needs lots of modifications and to be brought to suit the present environment  that can protect against the management , staff and the public

Delivery performance
Check returns by yourself  and concentrate only on those articles returned undelivered ( Do not waste time from invoicing for supervision )
Postman Delivery time
See that sufficient people are attending the work to ensure the postman leaves in time
Reporting
Always report on all discrepancies ie misspent , misdirected , complaints etc and do not take your self into problems
Technology problems
Do not try to rectify it by yourself . There are people to do their job so just report and record it for support . Do not try to be over enthusiastic as it will not support your job.
Late arrival of Postman
Modify staff timings accordingly and make yourself convenient to supervise it after that.  Ie for office which starts from 09.00 to 05.00 make a staff to attend from 10.00pm to 06.00pm  and modify your time accordingly

Say no to water between meals

To read article published in The Times of India, please CLICK HERE. 

Health Tips....

1. A diet rich in vitamin C and foods containing plant pigments, or caronoids, can help reduce the risk of cataracts. 

2. If you are at the computer for long hours, stretch your hands and rotate your wrists regularly to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome. 

3. Onions are rich in chromium, the trace mineral that helps tissue cells respond appropriately to insulin levels in the blood. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

RBI grants banl licences to IDFC, Bandhan Financial

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India said on Wednesday it had granted bank licenses to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services that would be valid for 18 months and would be subject to the two financial firms fully complying with central bank regulations.

The central bank will also consider the application of
India Post, but under a separate process to be carried out in consultation with the government.

The
RBI last year allowed corporate houses to form banks as part of an effort to expand access to financial services in the country. No new Indian bank has been formed since Yes Bank in 2004.
 
The Election Commission on Tuesday allowed the RBI to announce new bank licences even ahead of general elections set to conclude next month, according to a notice in the commission's website.

The RBI had sought the commission's approval to issue new bank licences to ensure the process would not clash with the code of conduct ahead of elections, which prevents decisions that may be deemed as political from being taken by government officials or regulators.

"The commission is of the view that Reserve Bank of India may take necessary action as deemed appropriate by the Bank," election commission said regarding the central bank's query.
 

FAQ on Honorarium to MTS/Group 'D'

No. I-11020/1/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

The following FAQs supplement the FAQs in respect of Estt. (Allowances) Section already placed in public domain vide F. No. 21011/08/2013-Estt.(AL)

Honorarium
SI. No.
Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.

What are the rates of honorarium admissible to MTS/Group 'D' officials when they are appointed to work as Dispatch Rider/Scooter Driver?
The rate of such honorarium is pegged at Rs. 10/- per day in terms of this Department's OM No. No.17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17-04- 2013
2.
What are the rates of honorarium admissible to MTS/Group 'D' officials/ Dispatch Riders/Scooter Drivers when they are appointed to work as Staff Car Drivers?
The rate of such honorarium is pegged at Rs. 20/- per day in terms of this Department's OM No. No.17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17-04- 2013,


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