Thursday, October 30, 2014

Philately exhibition on the theme "Karnataka"

Karnataka Postal Circle and Karnataka Philately Society is organizing the philately exhibition on the theme "Karnataka" at 'Vismaya' Hall of MG Road Metro Station, Bangalore during the period from 1/11/2014 to 14/11/2014. The inauguration ceremony will commence at 11.00 A.M on 1/11/2014. The exhibition is open for all during the period from 1st November 2014 to 10th November 2014 from 11.00 AM to 07.00 PM. Tuesday will be holiday. During the exhibition period a special cover is proposed to be released at the venue of the exhibition. 

Central Govt. again on austerity measure

Ministry of Finance issued an O.M. regarding compliance of economic measures in Govt. expenditures. In this O.M., stress has been given to Reduction in non-plan expenditure, restricting seminars and conferences, ban on purchase of vehicles, observe economy in domestic and international travel, check in creation of new posts etc.

Click here for the O.M. dated 29.10.2014

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

It is learnt that there is no progress at Directorate for issue of notification for holding of LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B. Question bank on revised syllabus is said to be not ready. CHQ has already requested Directorate to hold PS Gr. B examination separately for the year 2013 and 2014. 

The Rising Force of Postal Banking in the Retail Banking Market.

The Minister for Communications & IT and Law and Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that a group constituted by the Prime Minister consisting of the Secretary of the Postal department is looking into making of a financial institution for Postal savings. He was inaugurating the Postal Savings Banks Forum being organised by World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI), the National Savings Organisation of the Finance Ministry and the Department of Posts in New Delhi today (29.10.2014). He said the present government wants to promote financial inclusion and the Jhan Dhan Yojana is a big effort in this direction. Another programme of the government of ‘Digital India’, which is steered by his ministry, also aims at digital inclusion and digital empowerment of rural poor.

Shri Prasad informed delegates from various countries that Post Office Savings Bank is one of the oldest and largest savings institution in the country and it also has the largest outreach in rural India, and more so, in backward and remote areas. The minister expressed happiness that the major asset of the postal institution, that is its connectivity on the ground is sought to be used for promoting e commerce in the country.

Secretary, Department of Posts Srimati Kavary Banerjee, in her key note address informed that the Department’s network of thousand post offices significantly out-numbers the combined number of branches of all commercial banks taken together. The post office savings schemes hold a total of 312 million accounts, which is more than the number of accounts held by any commercial bank. More importantly, the social sector disbursements done through the post offices have succeeded in bringing a total of about 80 million previously unbanked individuals into the fold of formal financial institutions in the last five years. All these have led to a change in the perception about the Post Office among the public as also within the organization. Consequently India Post is now perceived as a potential key facilitator of financial inclusion in the country, having a role in promoting the country’s socio-economic development, she added.

The theme of this year’s Postal Savings Banks Forum will be "The rising force of postal banking in the retail banking market".

Activities on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations on 31st October

Tomorrow, on 31st October, 2014 a large number of people are expected to participate in the ‘Run for Unity’ being organised in the National capital. 

A function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will be held at Patel Chowk, Parliament Street, New Delhi at 0730 hrs. 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will address the participants of ‘Run for Unity’ at Vijay Chowk at 0740 hrs and administer the Unity Pledge at 0800 hrs. The ‘Run for Unity’ will be flagged off from Vijay Chowk to India Gate on Rajpath at 0815 hrs. 

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh will attend a programme ‘Run for Unity’ at Sardar Patel Statue in Nampally, Hyderabad at 0745 hrs. Later, Shri Rajnath Singh will attend the passing out parade of Indian Police Service Officers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.


The National Council JCM Staff Side meeting is going to take place tomorrow in New Delhi. The meeting, to be attended by the representatives of all federations, will be chaired by the Staff Side Secretary, Shiva Gopal Mishra.

Important agendas of the meeting include demanding a change in the attitude of the Central Government towards the Central Government employees, merger of DA, granting interim relief and to hold discussions over the date of effect of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

In the past, interim relief was granted before the recommendations of the new Pay Commissions were implemented. In the Fifth Pay Commission, it was recommended that whenever the DA crosses 50%, it should be added to the basic pay. The recommendation was accepted and in the year 2004, a 50% DA hike was added to the basic pay of all Central Government employees. Therefore, interim relief was not granted during the 6th Pay Commission.

There were also a number of confusions in the tenure of the Pay Commission, which had to be constituted once every ten years. One Pay Commission was almost lost, as a result. To make up for these errors, a demand has been presented to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2014 onwards.

Tomorrow’s meeting attains prominence due to the fact that representatives of all the employee associations are going to participate and debate over some of the most eagerly awaited issues.

Source : CGEN

Meditation: Origin, Practice and Benefits

Definition of Meditation

There are different definitions of meditations, depending on the religions and groups of people practicing it. Although meditation has nothing to do with God and religion, many people practice it as a religious ritual. Meditation generally is practiced by theists to go closer to God and for getting other benefits, while people belonging to Atheists religions and others practice it to get the benefits that meditating offers.

Some people mix prayers or chanting the name of God with meditation, but such things are not called as meditation.

Then what is meditation?

Meditation is silencing your mind by keeping all the thoughts away from it. Any activity done withawareness is known as meditation. In other words, meditation is staying in present movement and keeping our mind away from thinking about past or future, and also thinking about 'other' persons and things. As we know, our mind is restless and always think about past, future and many useless things.

You can meditate while working, studying, watching, listening or any other activity. You do not need a specific pose of your body to meditate, you can do it while walking, sitting, sleeping, working etc.

In simple words, meditation is being alert about our present actions including thoughts, feeling and emotions. Remember that meditation is not concerned about the actions and activities, but awareness and alertness of our mind. It is not a goal to achieve. Also remember that meditation is not concentrating of mind. Nor it is thinking about God or Praying to God.

Pure meditation is related to self consciousness.

The Origin of Meditation

The origin of meditation can be traced to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization which was prevalent in present day Pakistan and Western India 5000 years ago. The archeologists have found many clay seals at various sites of this civilization with images of persons in meditating poses. It suggests that there were ascetics in Indus valley civilization who were practicing meditation. Later, this practice was spread all over south Asia, as well as in Tibet mainly through the religious traditions like Jainism, Bon Po, Buddhism, Ajivak, Shaivism etc. Practicing meditation was a must thing for ascetics of all these religions. This fact is well preserved in the literature, art and architecture related to various ancient religions of South Asia.

Benefits of Meditation

There are many spiritual and worldly benefits of practicing meditation. The foremost benefit is that we learn to control your mind and keep away yourself from anger, hate, anxiety, greed and a wide range of all such wrong things. We learn to avoid reacting quickly, and reacting without thinking. Our mind stops to irritate by small things. We get peace of mind.

By practicing meditation, we learn to detach ourselves from worldly things, and start to live in simplicity.

By practicing mediation, we learn to take all our day to day decisions carefully, which helps us to be successful.

Meditation helps us to reduce stress and anxiety. On health side, most of the health problems related to stress are automatically cured.

On social side, meditation can help a lot to solve many problems, as society is made out of individuals, and if individuals start to practice meditation, the society will automatically get benefited.

How to Meditate?

There are different ways of meditation depending on the traditions. I suggest you to avoid meditating in the way which is promoted by any religious tradition, as I have experienced that joining any religious tradition can not show you the true path of pure meditation.

Please watch following video clips for getting thorough idea of meditating. But ultimately, you have to choose you own way to meditate.

Meditation Quotes

Dalai Lama, the renowned Buddhist monk says, "Sleep is the Best Meditation"

Osho, the great spiritualist of 20th century said, "To be alone and to be drunk with your own aloneness is what meditation is all about"

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” -Voltaire

"Only one thing is going to remain with you: that is your witnessing, that is your watchfulness. This watchfulness is meditation" -Osho


Member operations Dte.New Delhi has launched a special service to the customers of twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on 29th October-2014. Customers serving from 7 post offices namely,  Hyderabad GPO,Humayunnagar, Himayathnagar, Saroornagar, Malakpet, Malkajgiri,and Himmatnagar post offices will be  provided same day delivery of parcel service to the customers selected. Let us hope that department will meet the requirement of customers promptly.


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Sh Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications & IT inaugurated the World Savings & Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) Postal Savings Banks Forum 2014, in New Delhi on 29/10/2014

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Disciplinary proceedings against the Official / Officers....Dte Instructions

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

Friday, 24 October 2014, Place: New Delhi, Agency: PTI
A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore the promotion of one of its employees whose promotion was cancelled after he turned down the offer as he did not want to get transferred to some other place.

"As we find that it is the respondent himself who is responsible for cancellation of the promotion order as he did not join the promoted post, the impugned order of the high court is clearly erroneous and against the law," a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said. The court passed the order on an appeal filed by Madhya Pradesh government challenging the high court order. The government had submitted that the high court failed to consider that Ramanand Pandey himself sent back the promotion order and continued on his post and approached the court after two years when it cancelled his promotion.

It said that at the time of promotion, Pandey was posted in Bhind district where he remained for almost 15 years and his intention was to stay at that place only. The apex court, after hearing both sides, quashed the high court order. "It is clear that he wanted to remain in Bhind district, where he had continued since 1990, as he was ready to go on leave instead of joining the place of transfer. Moreover, for more than two years from the date of cancellation of the order of promotion, the respondent kept totally mum and maintained stoic silence.

"There was not even a semblance of protest as to why his promotion order was cancelled or that he wanted to join the promotion post after the alleged inquiry into the so-called complaint was over. He filed the writ petition on October 24, 2008, i.e. almost two years after cancellation of his promotion order," it said.

AP Circle is holding CWC meeting on 16/11/2014 at Bhadrachalam

It has been reported by Shri S. Prasad Rao, Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts, Andhra Pradesh Circle that Circle Working Committee meeting of AP Circle will be held at Hotel Vishnu Residency, Ambedkar Center, Bhadrachalam - 507111 (Khammam Division) on the Sunday dated 16th November 2014. 

7CPC requested for appointment to discuss issues related to IP/ASP cadre

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/7CPC-Memorandum/2014             dated  : 28th Oct. 2014

The Secretary,
7th Central Pay Commission, 
PO Box No – 4599
Hauz Khas Post Office,
New Delhi-110016

Sub:  Meeting with Hon’ble 7CPC at Mumbai to discuss Memorandum of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts.  

Ref:  Commissions visit to Mumbai

Respected Sir,

        All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts is single recognized Association in the Department of Posts functioning for the cause of Inspectors, Posts and Assistant Superintendents, Posts & equally for the growth of the Nation.        

        This Association representing 4197  Group ‘B’ officers in the Department of Posts has already submitted its Memorandum to Hon’ble 7CPC under letter dated 1st July 2014 (copy enclosed) and same was acknowledged by Commission on 27-8-2014 (copy enclosed). 

        Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents Posts working in Department of Posts are middle level managers & responsible to implement all new schemes of the Department i.e Core Banking Solutions, Rural Information and Communication Tool Solutions, McCamish, Core System Integrator (handling all the Postal Operation), MGNREGA  & supervising over the entire staff working in the Department of Posts in the grade pay of Rs.1800/-, 1900/-, 2000/-, 2400/-, 2800/-, 4200/-, 4600/-.       

        It is requested that this Association may kindly be given an opportunity to appear before the Hon’ble  Commission in person during its visit to Mumbai to discuss its view in oral evidence on issues relating to the Inspectors, Posts and Assistant Superintendents, Posts and also other vital issues of common interests concerning the Postal Employees and Central Govt. Employees.       

Yours faithfully,

Encl : As above
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Monday, October 27, 2014

Delhi Circle won Men's Team championship in 29th All India Postal Badminton Tournament 2014 held at Dharmshala

Delhi Postal Badminton Team participated in 29th All India Postal Badminton Tournament 2014-15 held at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh from 13th September 2014 to 17th September 2014 and won the Men's Team Championship by beating Kerala Circle in final team event match by 3-2. Delhi Postal Circle earlier won the championship in 2012. The following officials/officers represented Men’s Team. 

1.      Sh Manmeet Singh, PA, Lodhi Road HPO, New Delhi
2.      Sh Amit Sharma, SA, Air Mail Sorting Division, New Delhi
3.      Sh Abhinav Prakash, SA, Delhi Sorting Division, New Delhi.
4.     Sh Rupender Kumar, ASP, AMPC, Air Mail Sorting Division, New Delhi.
5.      Sh V E Thomas, PA, Sarojini Nagar HPO, New Delhi
6.      Sh Kumar Gaurav, PA, DA(P), New Delhi.
7.      Sh P K Bhan, Supervisor, N D Stg Dn. Coach of the Delhi team.

CHQ congratulate all team members for their success.

Directorate directed CPMG Haryana to extend immunity facility to CS

Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
SR Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Dated the 16th October, 2014
No. 16-57/2014-SR
                The Chief Postmaster General,
                Haryana Circle,

Subject : Case of Sh. Karam Sing Jhajholia, Circle Secretary of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts, Haryana Circle Branch- Immunity of transfer-Regarding.

                I am directed to refer to this department’s letter of even number dated 07-08-2014 on the subject mentioned above. In this connection, the All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts has again represented in the matter (copy enclosed).

2.            You are therefore requested to look into the matter and resolve the issue keeping in view of the standing instructions on the subject.

Yours faithfully,
Encl : As stated above
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)

Copy for information to : General Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts, CHQ Qtr. NO. 12, P&T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi 110054. 

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 27 to November 01, 2014

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions


Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 27 to November 01, 2014

This year’s theme is ‘Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler’
The Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed this year from October 27, 2014 to November 01, 2014 and this year’s theme is “Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler”. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the apex integrity institution of the country has been thriving to promote transparency, probity and integrity in public life. One of the outreach measures to promote these values in various Central Government offices and public sector undertakings is the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year wherein all the stakeholders are encouraged to fight corruption. The CVC believes that efficiency and objectivity in governance hold the key to eradication of corruption from public life and for this purpose it has to be ensured that transparent and fool proof systems and procedures are put in place which provide for appropriate accountability at every level of hierarchy in public administration.
Leveraging of technology in functioning of the Government and its organisations can address the challenges of corruption to a large extent. The adoption of technology initiatives can mitigate various factors which lead to corruption like lack of transparency, cumbersome procedures and delays in decision making. By re-engineering government processes, limiting discretion and enhancing accountability, departments / organisations can effectively bring about transparency and efficiency in the service delivery system which effects ordinary citizen the most. By using information technology, the process can become faster and to that extent, the scope of corruption can be reduced. The Commission has therefore, been advocating leveraging of technology by organisations to combat corruption.
On the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message observed - “Corruption is a complex problem that needs multi-faceted action. One of them is the use of technology that can help promote, openness and transparency. Use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery systems. It is the collective responsibility of citizens as well as government departments to adopt technology initiatives in combating corruption to maximize benefits”.
The Vice-President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari in his message noted “Eradication of corruption from our society is not only a legal obligation but also a moral duty of every Indian. Towards attainment of this goal, observance of Vigilance Awareness Week plays an important role in promoting integrity through greater efficiency, transparency and accountability in government”.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in his message on the occasion conveyed “It is needless to point out that integrity of public servants and transparency in public offices is utmost necessary in making transparent and efficient administration free of corruption. I appreciate the CVC’s outreach initiatives and endeavours to combat corruption with optimum use of technology. I call all government employees for making Vigilance Awareness Week a success and congratulate CVC on this occasion”.

Vigilance Awareness Week commenced in the CVC and all Ministries / Departments of the Central Govt., public sector undertakings, public sector banks, insurance companies, autonomous bodies and local authorities across the country today with a pledge by officers and employees at 1100 hrs. All officers and employees of the Government affirmed that they shall continuously strive to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of activities, work unstintingly for eradication of corruption, remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organisation, and do their duty conscientiously and act without fear or favour.

Ministries / Departments / PSUs / Banks / and other Organisations would be conducting various outreach activities involving all stake holders during the week through seminars, workshops and lectures by prominent persons. In the schools and colleges across the country, debates, lectures, quiz competitions and such other activities for creation of awareness on corruption as well as anti-corruption measures to fight corruption are being organised during the week.  

Government employees to take pledge on Patel's birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Employees of government offices, public sector undertakings and other institutions will pledge to maintain the unity and integrity of the country Oct 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which is being observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day).

The pledge will also be administered in schools and colleges. The Central Board of Secondary Education has issued a notice asking schools to administer the pledge.

An official statement said the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas will "provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country".

All the ministries and departments of the central, state governments and union territories have been requested to organise appropriate programmes on the occasion in a befitting manner, including the pledge-taking ceremony, it said.

A 'Run for Unity' involving people from all sections of the society, a march past in the evening by police, the Central Armed Police Forces and other organisations like the National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme, Scouts and Guides, and Home Guards will also be held.

The CBSE has appointed 250 centre coordinators in schools across India to organise the event.

In each centre, 400-500 students from the neighbourhood schools will come together on Oct 31 for other mass activities.

"In every centre the activities will focus on collectively making posters, jingles, paintings, collage, team debates, etc. on such topics which will involve joint planning and completion. Centre coordinators may also organise indigenous team games," a CBSE notice said.

"Activities will also involve collaborative effort to convey the message of importance of unity in sustaining any work such as keeping public places clean," it added.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

President of India Releases a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. 

Speaking on the occasion, the President said release of the commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala will contribute towards further strengthening the bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka and bring the two nations closer. He was confident that the relations between the two countries will continue to further strengthen in the coming years to the mutual benefit of our two peoples. 

The President said this stamp release on one of the apostles of Buddhism, once again reminds us to work relentlessly and collectively to ensure an era of peace, stability and friendly bilateral and multilateral ties in order to create an enabling environment for the rapid socio-economic development of the people. 

The President paid his humble homage to Anagarika Dharmapala on the occasion and congratulated the Department of Posts for bringing out the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala who worked selflessly all his life with a missionary zeal to propagate Buddhist ideals and to restore the glory of Buddhism.

Tour Programme for Mumbai-Chennai of the Task Force on leveraging the Post Office Network


Details of visit
27.10.2014MorningInternal meeting of Taskforce
Meeting with Stake holders
27.10.2014AfternoonMeeting with State Government
28.10.2014MorningVisit To Data Centre
28.10.2014EveningMumbai to Chennai
29.10.2014MorningInternal meeting of Taskforce
Meeting with Stake holders
29.10.2014AfternoonMeeting with State Government
30.10.2014MorningVisit to CEPT and DMCC

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sr Postmaster CAT case : Punjab Circle

Although Directorate has directed to apprise Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh on 21/10/2014 that the Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B which was submitted to DoPT for approval are returned back with certain objections. Therefore the amendment rules are under process and would likely take some time. Yet, no development took place in the last proceeding and matter posted to 11/11/2014 without any arguments. 

As everybody knows that CHQ has already taken up issue with Directorate for release of revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre and serious of reminders were also issued but there is no progress. CHQ has ready appealed to all Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers and ASP (HQ)s of each division to intimate the details of PS Gr. B posts created after 1993 onwards. It is a fact that,  administration has to do it but it is also our prime duty to support administration and get the problem/s solved, as this issue is linked with examination and quota distribution matters. 

Time Table of UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2014 published

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published the timetable for Civil Services Mains Exam 2014. Mains Exam is scheduled to be held from December 14 to December 20 in two sessions. There will be 7 papers in the main exam for a total of 1750 marks.
The UPSC (Mains) this year has a revised pattern and consists of the papers as mentioned below :

Paper 1 - Essay : It is of 250 marks, which can be written in any medium or language of candidate's choice.
Paper 2 - General Studies-I : The paper is of 250 marks involving Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
Paper 3 - General Studies -II : The paper is of 250 marks involving Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Paper 4 - General Studies -: The paper is of 250 marks involving Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Paper 5 - General Studies -IV : The paper is of 250 marks involving Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Paper 6 - Optional Subject - Paper 1

Paper 7 - Optional Subject - Paper 2
Candidates who have cleared the preliminary exam 2014 can apply for the main exam to remain eligible for final selection. The last date to register online for the mains exam is November 11, 2014.
View timetable of mains: Click here

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wishing all members and track in viewers a very happy DEEPAVALI

PA/SA Examination result.......Haryana circle

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Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners - inclusion of Non- Practicing Allowance (NP A) for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 01/01/1996

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Corrigendum to serial number 13(e) of schedule II of Schedule of Financial Powers of Department of Posts

To view Directorate's memo dated 15/10/2014, please CLICK HERE.

Retention of Excess Cash balance in Post Offices

To view Directorate's Memo No. 21-03/2014-PO dated October 13, 2014 please CLICK HERE. 

7 CP Commission’s visit to Mumbai

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 Mumbai from 6th November, 2014 to 8th November, 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 October, 2014 (1700 hours).


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jet, SpiceJet launch another fare war starting at Rs 899

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways and SpiceJet on Tuesday launched yet another fare war in the domestic market ahead of Diwali, announcing limited-period one-way all-inclusive economy fares starting Rs 899. 

Both airlines said the low-priced tickets were on offer for travel between November one and December 15. While SpiceJet's sale began today and would be on till October 26, Jet's offer would start tomorrow and last till that date. 

Travel industry sources expected more airlines to join the competition shortly. AirAsia India had begun such a sale with fares at Rs 999/- earlier this week. 

For no-frills SpiceJet, the all-in fares starting at Rs 899/- were available for short distance travel between sectors like Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi. While on Bangalore-Goa sector, a one-way ticket price would start at Rs 1,599/-, for the rest of India, the starting fare would be Rs 2,499/-. 

Maintaining that the low fares were on offer for all its direct domestic flights, a Jet statement said the offer was not applicable on group bookings and available on first come, first serve basis. 

The overall airfares for advance bookings have remained on the lower side even during the peak holiday season, which has been a welcome change for passengers, with travel portals and agents anticipating that SpiceJet's move would be followed up by other competing airlines. 

In his reaction, travel portal president Sharat Dhall said the latest offer from SpiceJet would attract travellers to make early winter season bookings. 

"We definitely anticipate other major airlines responding to the sale shortly and expect a significant increase in bookings over the next few days as travellers look to benefit from these discounted fares," he said. 

The sales would encourage travel in the months of November and early December, which is a relatively leaner period in an otherwise peak season for travel, Oak said, adding that such sales enable airlines to drive purchases further out, improve forward-loads and yields by filling up seats earlier.

Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014

It is learnt that LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts and LGO examinations 2014 which were postponed by Directorate vide memo No. A.34012/04/2014-DE dated 23rd September 2014 are likely to be held on following dates. 

1. Inspector Posts Examination : 22-11-2014 and 23-11-2014

2. LGO Examination : 23-11-2014 (Sunday)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Schoolpex - 2014, 18th Inter-school Stamp Exhibition at Jaipur - 17th - 18th October 2014.

18th Interschool Stamp Exhibition, Schoolpex 2014 was organised on 17th and 18th October 2014 at St Xavier's School, Jaipur. It was inaugurated by Shri Moses Philumen, President of Rotary Club, Jaipur Main at Junior Hall, St Xavier's School. Shri Dushyant Mudgal, IPS, Director Postal Services (HQ), Jaipur was the Guest of Honour and the function was presided by Father John Ravi SJ, Principal St Xavier's School, Jaipur. Members of Philatelic Society of Rajasthan, Senior Philatelists from Rajasthan, Staff Members accompanied by participants, students and Stamp Dealers were present at the function. The function is also aligned with parents teacher meet of St. Xavier's School hence lots of parents also had opportunity to enjoy beautiful world of stamps.

Exhibition was divided into Junior and Senior Category and there were 150 exhibits from 15 schools all over Rajasthan on various themes and country collection which included stamps on Roses, Cricket, Cars, Cartoons, Lady Diana, Gandhiji, Stamps made of various material etc. Letter writing, Stamp Quiz Competition, Philately Seminar, Dealer's Stall and PSR meeting etc. were other attraction of the event. Late Shri O. P. Bhatnagar Trophy for Best School was given to BVB Vidyashram, Late Shri A S Mittal Trophy for Best in Senior Category was given to Master Vaibhav Bhatnagar of Mahaveer Public School and Late Dr. Jaya Bhargava Trophy for best in Junior Trophy was given to Master Shivam Bhargava of Hindustan International Academy.

On the occasion specially pre-approved design of ‘MY Stamp’ and MY Stamp Folders were released by Guest of Honour Shri Dushyant Mudgal. The facility of 'MY Stamp' with special My Stamp Folders was provided with 3 pre-approved design of Jain Saraswati Statue, St Xavier's School Building and Maharishi Bhrigu Statue for the convenience of students who wish to buy only 1 stamp instead of complete sheet of 12. The Folder was provided free of charge with every single 'MY Stamp' purchase on first cum first serve basis till stock lasts. Regular Personalised My Stamp facility was also made available during the event.

Shri Rajesh Paharia, General Secretary, Philatelic Society of Rajasthan reported that it is only Stamp Exhibition in the world which is conducted annually exclusively for school students uninterrupted since last 17 years.
Schoolpex 2014 Booklet Folder
Schoolpex 2014 Booklet Folder
Schoolpex 2014 Booklet Folder
Schoolpex 2014 Booklet Folder

PA/SA Examination 2014 result.......... Kerala Circle

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Postal services restored in Jammu and Kashimir

Jammu: Postal services in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been fully restored as most of Post Offices have been re-opened again in Kashmir except 12.

“All these Post Offices have been opened again and Postmasters and Inspectors have restored working in all Post Offices except about a dozen Post Offices,” Chief Post Master General, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandra Prakash told reporters here today.

He said recent floods in September in Srinagar and other parts of J&K have badly affected working of number of Post Offices.

“Srinagar General Post Office (GPO) and Anantnag Head Offices (HO) which were affected are now functioning normally,” he said.

All Sub Post Offices and Branch Post Offices except about a dozen have started functioning normal, Prakash said.

“Mail movement has been restored through special efforts and special arrangements,” he said, adding, “We are sure that remaining 12 Post Offices will also start functioning normally within next 10 days”.

“We appreciate the efforts of our officers and staff who are working beyond office hours to restore normal working,” he said.

CPMG said once again officers and staff of India Post in J&K assure the public of J&K to provide best possible and latest services.

Prakash said India Post is celebrating National Postal Week throughout the country from October 9 to 15.

“First day is celebrated as World Post Day as Universal Postal Union was set up on this day in 1874 to facilitate movement of mails among the countries of the world,” he said.

On this occasion, Chief Postmaster General has extended best wishes to the public of J&K and the staff of Post Offices in J&K.

He has also expressed commitment of the employees of India Post in J&K to provide best possible mail, parcel, savings bank, money transfer and related services.

“Post Offices have been providing mail services like letters, post cards, inland letters, registered letters, parcels and related services and also facilities of Post Office savings bank and money transfer and money orders, postal orders, etc”.

During last 25 years Post Office has started a number of new customer friendly services like Speed Post, Business Post, Express Parcel, Business Parcel, e-Post, e-Payment, Electronic Money Order, Instant Money Orders Services and International Money Order Services which are being used widely by the public, he said.

“All Head Post offices and Sub Post Offices have been computerised,” he said, adding that Branch Post Offices of rural areas are also being computerised within next one year.

Core Banking Services and ATM facilities are to be started in major Post Offices within six months, he said.

Source:Kashmir reader