Monday, July 30, 2012

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Out of turn promotion for sportspersons.

To view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.14034 / 1 / 2012-Estt. (D) Dated the 26th July, 2012, please Click here.

Hon'ble Sachin Pilot MoS Asked Department of Posts to Make Special Arrangements for Timely Delivery of Rakhis

The festival of Rakshabandhan holds immense significance in India, as even today people consider it a must to express their affection in a traditional manner. Year after year, Department of Posts plays an important role in delivering rakhis and rakhi gifts.
Keeping in view the significance of the festival, Shri Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology has directed the Department of Posts to make special arrangements for timely delivery of Rakhis by the post offices in the country. He said special postal facilities will be extended to the Army and Paramilitary Jawans serving the nation in remote and border areas of the country.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Upgradation of GP of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/-

It has been ascertained from the Postal Directorate that file relating to upgradation of Grade Pay of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- has been again submitted to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance by the Department.

PS Gr. B DPC for the year 2012-13.

Directorate vide memo No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 23.07.2012 has called for the ACRs/APRs of 522 Officers for holding DPC for the year 2012-13. Vacancies are to be calculated.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Keys on Paper-I and Paper-II of PS Gr. B Examination held on 3/6/2012.

To see the keys, please CLICK HERE. 

Income Tax Department Starts Two More Taxpayer Friendly Initiatives : ‘Register for Home Visit’ and ‘Online Tax Help’

In order to make the Income Tax Return filing experience even more convenient, the Income Tax Department has started two more taxpayer friendly initiatives ‘Register for Home Visit’ and ‘Online Tax Help’. To avail these facilities, a taxpayer must visit the website and take help of trained professionals either online or at their homes. The taxpayer can choose between ‘online help’ or ‘home visit’.
On choosing the option of online tax help, the taxpayer can fill in his tax related query along with his contact details. The online query will be resolved by tax experts through Email or Phone within 24 hours.

The taxpayers who choose to register for home visit, will be asked to indicate in short the help required by them and a convenient date and time when the Tax Return Preparer (TRP) can visit them for assistance. The help desk will forward the query of the taxpayer to the nearest available TRP and fix the appointment telephonically. The TRP will then visit the taxpayer and render assistance. The facility is aimed to facilitate taxpayers in filing their return and thereby reducing their cost of compliance. The TRPs are allowed to collect fee from the taxpayers as per the TRP notification subject to a maximum of Rs. 250 per return preparation. The facility for home visit by TRPs has been presently made available in few cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Patna. The facility would be extended to more cities during the next phase.

The TRP scheme call center 1800-10-23738 may be called for further information regarding these initiatives.

The Tax Return Preparer Scheme is an initiative of the Income Tax Department to help small and marginal tax payers in filing of their Income Tax Returns. This Scheme is applicable to individual and HUF tax payers who can take assistance of TRPs in preparation and filing of their Income Tax Returns. The TRPs are self employed graduates who are trained by the Income Tax Department for filing of Income Tax Returns as well as quarterly TDS statements. The TRPs are authorized to collect nominal charges of Rs. 250 or less from the tax payers for preparing their Income Tax Returns. The Department also pays incentive to the TRPs for preparing of returns of tax payers which is a percentage of the total tax paid as per the returns prepared by the TRP subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/-.
Source: pib

For the First Time A Commemorative Postage Stamp and Coffee Table Book on Customs to be Released

The Union Minister of Communication & Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal will release tomorrow a commemorative Postage Stamp on Indian Customs to commemorate 50 years of achievements under the Customs Act, 1962. Shri S.S. Palanimanickam, Minister of State for Finance (Revenue and Disinvestment) will be the Guest of Honour and release a Coffee Table Book on Indian Customs on this occasion. This is for the first time in the history of Indian Customs that a Postage Stamp and a Coffee Table book on Indian Customs are going to be released. The function will be held at Vigyan Bhawan on 26th July, 2012. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is celebrating 2012 as the Golden Jubilee year to commemorate 50 years of the Customs Act, 1962. The Postage Stamp and the Coffee Table book have to be released as a part of these celebrations and to recognize the all round contribution of the Customs Department to nation building.
The origins of the present day Customs Act, 1962 can be traced back to the Sea Customs Act, 1878, the Inland Bonded Warehouses Act, 1896, the Land Customs Act, 1924 and the Aircraft Act, 1934. Post independence, the need was felt to consolidate the provisions of the Sea Customs Act and the Land Customs Act in a common customs statute. This consolidation took place in 1962 in the form of the present day Customs Act, 1962 which was notified on 23rd January, 1963. It came into force on 1st February, 1963, 50 years ago. Indian Customs is the guardian of the nation`s economic frontiers. It has the challenging task of guarding over 22000 kms of country’s land borders and coast line.

Convening of regular DPC for promotion to PS Group ‘B’.

No. CHQ/IPASP/DPC/2012                                             Dated :        25/7/2012.


Smt. Manjula Prasher,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001.

          Sub:     Convening of regular DPC for promotion to PS Group ‘B’.

Respected Madam,

Kindly refer to this Associations letter of even number dated 7/5/2012 regarding convening of regular and supplementary DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre.  

There are set rules and procedure to convene DPCs at regular intervals to draw up panels which could be utilized for effecting promotions/against vacancies occurring during the course of a given year. As such, department should by now initiate action to fill up the existing as well as anticipated vacancies in the respective quota as per the instructions contained in DOP&T OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt.D dated 10/4/1986. By not adhering to the standing instructions of DOPT, the department is unnecessarily dragging the members of the Association into litigation.  

It is pertinent to mention here that there remain 22 to 23 vacancies from the last DPC under 75% quota for the vacancy year 2011, so supplementary DPC for the vacancy year 2011 was required to be conducted as it is done every year before any promotion through LDCE (25% quota). But contrary to this, the department has declared the result of LDCE for PS Group “B” that too in a haste ignoring the right of Senior ASPs waiting their elevation for the last 23 to 24 years. Now, the department cannot blame members of the Association for any litigation that could arise owing to fixation of seniority for not convening supplementary DPC for the vacancies year 2011.

It is therefore once again requested that suitable orders may kindly be passed to put in place immediately for calling ACRs/APARs of eligible officers for holding DPC for the left out vacancies for the year 2011, and also for vacancy year 2012.

A positive action will be highly appreciated.
With regards,
  Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Monday, July 23, 2012

Notification for Direct Recruitment of PA/SA issued by Directorate.


The cost of Application form is Rs. 50/-. Sale of Application forms will commence from 11-08-2012 and closes by 25-09-2012 in all Head Post Offices. Examination fee Rs. 200/- is to be paid in ACG-67/UCR.

Last date for receipt of Applications 01-10-2012


The Examination for eligible Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to fill up the unfilled vacancies of LGO Examination will also be held as per extant Rules/guidelines of the department on the same day and time decided for Direct Recruitment as per the same syllabus etc.


For more Details: 

Click here to view full order No. A-34012/5/2011-DE Dated 13th July, 2012

Verification of SB withdrawals exceeding Rs. 5000/-....Reg.

No. CHQ/IPASP/SB/2012                                                        Dated :  23/7/2012.

The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Mark,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :  Verification of SB withdrawals exceeding Rs. 5000/-....Reg.

Respected Madam,

                This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that as per the provision laid down in Rule 85 of POSB Manual Vol-I, withdrawals of Rs. 5000/- and above in all BOs and single handed Departmental Sub Offices are to be verified by sub divisional heads or Public Relation Inspectors by contacting the depositor as quickly as possible.  

          It may be seen that as per the SB Order No. 19/2009 dated 14/12/2009, BPMs are authorised to sanction withdrawals from Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 5000/- independently without obtaining the prior approval of the Account Office. Admittedly, the number of such withdrawals requiring verification as per Rule 85 of POSB Manual Vol. I. This Association would like to further state that sub divisional heads have already over burdened since the introduction of MGNREGA (payment), monitoring of CBS work/ Delivery of Aadhar cards/ Project Arrow, opening of new accounts including BPL, procurement of PLI/RPLI business etc.

          Further, as per the directions given under Directorate Memo No. 113-11/2003-SB dated 28/9/2006 and consequent upon the restrictions imposed by the Income Tax, all maturity amounts above Rs. 20,000/- are now being paid through cheque. In order to avoid the cheque system the customers are seeking other options like crediting the value into their SB accounts. This credit is normally followed by withdrawals from SB accounts which will be, in almost cases more than Rs. 5000/-. This increases the number of such withdrawals requiring verification as per the above cited rule.

          Moreover the verification is now carried out with the help of Mail Overseers. Most of the accounts in the rural areas are operated by ladies out of their savings from daily work. The husband/other family members are not aware about this account and when Mail Overseers visit their house to verify the withdrawals, they are put to embarrassing situations. The value of rupee is also going down day by day and the number of deposits and withdrawals of high value are on the increase causing much work load to the sub divisional heads.  

          In view of the above lines, your kind honour is requested to look into the matter and cause to issue necessary amendment to Rule 85 of POSB Manual Vol-I by raising the limit of verification of SB withdrawals from Rs. 5000/- to Rs. 30000/-.

          Hoping for an early action.

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Revised Norms for Postmen Establishment.

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Source : SA post

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Clarification on fixed of allowance of newly appointed GDS.

To see original copy of Postal Directorate, please CLICK HERE.

Amendment in constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts...Monthly subscription revised from Rs. 30/- to Rs. 50/-.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
No. 15/4/2012-SR                                                             Dated : 12-07-2012
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi-54.

Sub : Amendment in constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and     Assistant Superintendents Posts.
          I am directed to refer to your letter No. CHQ/IPASP/Reso/1-2/2012 dated 17.5.2012 on the above mentioned subject and to inform that Government has provisionally approved amendment to the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts. The amended version will now read as given below.

Revised Article 38 : Subscription
The monthly subscription shall be Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per member, payable monthly through check off system by deduction from the salaries by Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month. However, in case of new members, they can exercise their option in the month of April and deduction of subscription @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month will be made by the DDO concerned from 1st July of that year. Entire deducted subscription will be remitted to the Circle Branch. 40% of the subscription will be allocated to CHQ and the remaining 60% to Circle Branch (by Circle Secretary).

Revised Article 44 : Circle Conference :
The Circle Conference shall be the supreme deliberative and legislative body of the Circle Association, it shall among others have following specific powers:
(a)          To elect the following office-bearers:
(i)           President                        (v) Organising Secretary – 4
(ii)          Vice President -2            (vi) Treasurer
(iii)        Circle Secretary              (vii) Assistant Treasurer
(iv)         Assistant Circle Secretary-3
Note : 1        The election of office-bearers at items (i) to (vii) above shall be by  secret Ballot, if so demanded even by a single member.
Note : 2        (a) If the Circle Conference of a particular Circle desires to have more  Organising Secretary or Assistant Circle Secretary they may be so elected.
(b)  To appoint the auditor from among the members.
(c)  To elect the members of the Circle Working Committee not exceeding twenty five.
(d)  To elect the delegates for the All India Conference.
(e)  To consider and adopt the annual report, accounts and budget estimates.
(f)   To adopt resolutions on problems of the members and to devise ways and means to implement the Center’s Policy Directives.

2.       The above amendment may be incorporated in the existing constitution of the Association and a fresh copy of the constitution submitted to this office for record.
Yours faithfully,

(Subhas Chander)
Consultant (SR)
Copy to :
All Head of Circle.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Exemption of Salaried Employees from Requirement of Filing of Returns for Assessment Year 2012-13

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) vide its Notification No. 9/2012 dated 17th February, 2012 has exempted salaried employees from the requirement of filing the returns for assessment year 2012-13. The exemption is applicable only if all the following conditions are fulfilled:-
• Employee has earned only salary income and income from savings bank account and the annual interest earned from savings bank account is less than Rs. 10 thousand.
• The total Income of the employee does not exceed Rs. 5 Lakh (Total Income means Gross Total Income Less deductions under Chapter VIA).
• The Employee has reported his PAN to the employer.
• Employee has reported his income from interest on savings bank account to employer.
• Employee has received Form 16 from his employer.
• Total Tax Liability of employee has been paid off by employer by way of TDS and employer has deposited TDS with central government.
• Employee has no refund claim.
• Employee has received salary only from one employer.
• Employee has not received any Notice from Income Tax Department for filing of Income Tax return.
Source : pib

Appointment of a Regional Project Manager to lead the UPU-IFED project for the Development of electronic payment services in the Asia-Pacific Region for application.

To see original memo issued by Postal Directorate, please CLICK HERE.

Indian Postage Stamp Catalogue 1947-201...

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Issue of revised Result of the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the promotion to the cadre of Postal Service Group 'B' 2012 held on 3rd June 2012 in respect of General Line quota.

To view Department of Posts (DE Section) letter No.A-34013/03/2012-DE dated 19th July, 2012 please Click here. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Government plans to separate Indiapost's functions


The government is planning to separate the functions of policy making, regulations and operations of the over 150 year-old Department of Post (DoP)
Sources in Ministry of Communications and IT said Kapil Sibal has asked for setting up a body to oversee the unbundling of DoP's functions.
An independent body named Postal Development Board (PDB) will be responsible for the overall development and governance of the postal sector, they added. The PDB will also draw a road-map for unbundling of postal department functions
"The idea is to develop Indian postal sector as a full-fledged market, bring in more service providers to enhance employment and contribution to nation's GDP," a senior ministry official said.
A recent review meeting of the entire sector, chaired by Sibal, found that in some European countries' the sector contributes between 0.6-0.9 per cent of their GDP.
However, the contribution of the estimated Rs 15,000-crore Indian Postal sector is much lower. Private players have been demanding unbundling of the department's functions for a level-playing field and growth of the sector.
At present, DoP -- which has around 5 lakh employees -- is the sole body responsible for policy making, regulations and providing postal service.
The over 100-year old Indian Post Office Act, which governs the sector, bars any individual or entity from delivering letter for commercial purpose.
The business of private courier companies is built around delivering documents, parcels and others items which do not fall under the category of 'letter'.
Sibal has asked DoP to create a framework to support small and medium postal operators and new models to encourage entrepreneurship in the sector.
The minister has also instructed DoP to constitute a Postal Advisory Board (PAB) which should have representation from government, industry players, academics and other stakeholders.
The role of PAB will be to provide inputs to PDB on policy matters. PDB will be set up under Secretary (Posts) and will include Secretaries of Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Commerce and two members from Postal Services Board. 
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Introduction of the depositor at the time of opening of savings account-clarification

To view SB Order No.9/2012 please Click here. 

FAQ on various service matters.

Holding of PA/SA Direct Recruitment for 2011 & 2012 through approved Outsourced Agency

Detailed result of PS Gr. B Examination 2012 held on 3/6/2012.

To view the detailed result published under Postal Directorate Memo No. A-34013/03/2012-DE dated 17th July, 2012. CLICK HERE. 

We congratulate to our Members and wish them Best of Luck for their new carrier.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PS Gr. B Examination 2012 result declared.

IP Line :
1. K Hari Krishna Prasad, Andhra
2. Syeda Tanveer, Andhra
3. Harish Kumar  Mahawar, Chattisgarh.
4.  Syed Ansar, Andhra
5. Debi Prasad Dash, Orissa
6. K.Lekshmanan Pillai,
7. Yara Rama Krishna, Andhra
8. Ranjay Kumar Singh, Bihar
9. Rajdeo Prasad, Bihar.
10. Prakash N. Tamil Nadu.

11. Himanshu Kumar Mishra, UP
12. Swapan kumar Ghorai, WB
13. Wuriti Nagaditya Kumar, Andhra
14. A.Sreenivasa Rao, Andhra
15. Rash Bihari Ram, SC, Bihar

General Line :

1. R.Rajendran, TN

2. Ramakrishna S., Andhra
3. Villuri Satyanarayana, Andhra
4. A.Venkata Reddy, Andhra
5. R.Arumugan, TN
6. Rati Ram Meena, (ST) APS, Delhi

1 vacancy will be declared later.

Dte Memo No : A 34013 / 03/2012-DE Dt. 17th July, 2012.
This result is subject to final order in OA No. 235/2012 filed in Hon'ble CAT Lucknow bench by All India Association of Inspectors and Asstt. Supdt. Posts, UP branch.
We congrats to all the Officers.
Source : TN blog

Monday, July 16, 2012

National Policy 2012.

To see salient features of draft National Policy 2012, please CLICK HERE.

Source : Delhi blog

Postman and Mail Guard Recruitment Rules, 2010 and Recruitment (Amended) Rules, 2012 ... A comparative look.

To see the details, please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Result of Postmaster Grade-I Examination 2012 published.

Directorate has published the result of PM Grade-I Exam 2012 which was held on 03.06.2012. Please Click here to see the result.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CHQ President and GS visited Postal Directorate on 09.07.2012

President, General Secretary, Ex-General Secretary and Circle Secretary Punjab Circle visited the Postal Directorate on 9th July, 2012. They attended meeting on Organisational Restructuing in Department of Posts  called for by the Department. Views / suggestions already submitted on 4th June 2012 by our Association were discussed in length with the Committee. The approach of the Committee headed by the CPMG, M. P Circle was  positive towards IP/ASP cadre.

Following  issues were also discussed with the concerned officers during informal meeting :-

1. Amendment in the Constitution of All India Association of IP/ASP Association to revise Article 38 and 44.
    Orders are likely to be issued by the SR Division in this week.  

2. DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B.
    ACRs/APARs will be called for soon. Vacancies are yet to be calculated by SPG  Division..

3. Supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B for the year 2011.
    Postal Directorate will not convene supplementary DPC as regular DPC is already due.

4. Up-gradation of GP of IP from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-.
     Representative from the Department has discussed the matter with the concerned officer in MOF. File is likely to be submitted again to the MOF.

5. PS Gr. B and PM Grade-I Examination for 2012.
     Results of both the examinations are likely to be declared soon.

6. Sr. PM Examination.
    Six CAT cases are pending in various benches. Hence, there is no hope for holding of  Sr. PM Examination in near future.

7. Periodical Meeting with the Secretary (Posts).
     Date of meeting will be fixed shortly by the Postal Directorate. Agenda for meeting has already been submitted to the Department on 10/4/2012.

Rule 38 Transfer cases of Surplus IPs....Reply received from Directorate.

To view the reply received from Directorate,  please CLICK HERE. The copies of letters issued to Directorate have already been placed on blog on 19/6/2012.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

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