Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Clarification on the admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) during the Child Care Leave (CCL)

Expenditure) OM No.2(9)/2012-E.II(B) dated 27th August, 2012 please Click here.

Frequently Asked Questions on RTI.

To see the questions and answers thereon, please CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Questions of MACP.

To see the questions and answers thereon, please CLICK HERE. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Allotment of PS Gr.B officers of LDCE 2012.

To the original memo, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Request to convene supplementary DPC before posting of LDCE

No. CHQ/IPASP/DPC/2012                                          Dated :        27/8/2012.

Ms Manjula Prashar,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Request to convene supplementary DPC before posting of LDCE  
               candidates in PS Group “B”. 
Respected Madam,

          IPASP Association while expressing gratitude for starting process to convene regular PS Group “B” DPC for the vacancy year 2012-13, also expresses its concern for not convening supplementary DPC for the left out vacancies of 2011-12.  Non- convening of supplementary DPC is bound to disturb the present 75% quota meant for seniority-cum-fitness promotions of the respective year. To add to the misery, PS Group “B” 2011-12 examination result under 25% quota will mar the legitimate right of the left out 1988 batch Inspector Posts in  their further promotion who are awaiting their elevation for the last 25 years in IP cadre even after giving their prime career to the Department for successful implementation of innovative schemes. Non convening of supplementary DPC will also mean no effect on 23 refusal of promotion accepted by the Directorate.  It is pertinent to mention here that presently 1988 batch IPs are working on adhoc in PS Group “B” and this act of the department will place them as subordinates of their juniors.  

The injustice being met with our senior members who are feeling humiliated, was brought to your kind notice vide Association’s letter dated 7/5/2012 (copy attached) & 25/7/2012 (copy attached) with the request to convene supplementary DPC as is being done every year before promotion through LDCE (25% quota) but this time no action seems to has been taken by the Directorate. Under trying circumstances, Department cannot blame senior members of this Association for any litigation that could arise owing to fixation of seniority for not convening supplementary DPC for the remaining vacancies of the year 2011-12. The supplementary DPC ought to have been convened before the declaration of PS Group “B” LDCE result.

Ambiguities arising in the IP list of the prospective PS Group “B” officers also need to be paid attention before convening DPC for the vacancy year 2012-13. Special attention is required to be bestowed to the non- figured left out prospective candidates like Sh. Parshotam Das, a 1987 batch Inspector Posts (Punjab) and Sh. M.S.Thawale (SC), a 1989 batch Inspector Posts (Maharashtra) beside others. It is pertinent to mention here that despite being eligible they were not considered in the last DPC as well.  

In view of the above, it is once again requested to first convene the supplementary DPC for the left out vacancies of 2011-12 and then hold the regular DPC for the vacancy year 2012-13. The candidates declared successful against 25% quota should only be considered for promotion and posting thereafter.

The Association solicits your lawful support and action. 

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Prescribed Time Limits for filing Appeal / Petition / Complaint etc. under different Acts / Rules.

To see the details, please CLICK HERE. 

Waiting for the postman to ring twice.

To see the news published in 'THE HINDU' on 26th August, 2012, please CLICK HERE. 

Utilization of Postal Network.

To see the note on utilization of Postal Network, please CLICK HERE. 

Circle Conference...Delhi Circle.

36th Circle Conference of Delhi Branch was held on 24th and 25th August, 2012. The following officer are elected for the next term.

1. President          - Shri Roop Chand, Sr. PM, Rameshnagar HO, New Delhi 110015. (M--9968357323) 
2. Circle Secretary - Shri R. D. Sharma, Manager (M&CC), SPC, AMPC, ND 110037. (M--9868372383)
3. Treasurer          - Shri Hariom Sharma, ASP-II, Delhi South West Div., New Delhi 11066. 

CHQ wishes best luck to them and their entire team. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

All India Conference...Postal Officers' Association (India)

Postal Officers' Association (India) conducted their All India Conference at Delhi and following officers have been elected for next term. 

1. President            - Sri S. V. Rao, SSPOs, Hyderabad South East Division. (M--o7838027729)
2. General Secretary - Sri Virendra Kumar Singh, ADG (Philately) Postal Directorate. (M--09910337929)
3. Treasurer          - Sri S. Ranganathan, ADG (Techonlogy) Postal Directorate. (M--09650801486)

CHQ wishes best of luck to them and their entire team. 

Circle Conference...Tamil Nadu Branch.

40th Circle Conference of Tamil Nadu Branch was held at Chennai on 23rd and 24th August, 2012. The following officers are elected for the next term. 

01. President          - Shri.M.Mohanarangam, Offg SRM, Chennai Sorting Division Chennai.
02. Circle Secretary - Shri.M. Newton Balakrishnan, Triuchendur Sub Division  (M--09442160810) 
03. Treasurer         - Shri.T.Padmanaban, ASP (OD) Cuddolore Division.(M--09443048028)

CHQ wishes best of luck to them and their team.

Frequently asked Questions on Administrative Tribunals

To view the DoPT circular on Frequently asked Questions on Administrative Tribunals, please CLICK HERE. 

Computers and Internet Facilities in Post Offices

As on date, 24,969 Departmental Post Offices have been computerised. Out of 24,969 computerised Departmental Post Offices 22,177 Post offices are having internet connectivity. 

In Rajasthan Circle, 1320 Departmental Post Offices have been computerized and out of these 1320 computerized Post offices 1299 have internet facility. 

The Government has approved IT Modernization Project of Department of Posts. It involves computerization and networking of all Post Offices through network integrator of the project including Branch Post Offices in the rural area. The roll out of the Project is expected in the year 2013-14 subject to finalization of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Rural Hardware, timely implementation of the project and availability of funds. 

This was stated by Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha on 24/8/2012.. 

Source : PIB

Friday, August 24, 2012

New EMS Standard Agreement (bilateral) between South Africa and India Post.

To see original copy, please CLICK HERE. 

Voluntary retirement of Shri Anurag Priyadarshee (IPoS-1989) Director (Rural Business).

To see original order, please CLICK HERE. 

Non functional up gradation of officers of organised Group 'A' services in PB-3 and PB-4.

To see copy of original, please CLICK HERE. 

Appointment in the Non-Functional selection Grade in JAG.

To see original order issued by Directorate, please CLICK HERE. 


To see the detail note, please CLICK HERE.

Inspector Posts Examination 2012 postponed to 15/9/2012 and 16/9/2012.

Revision of Medical Fee payable to Medical Officer for conducting Medical Examination of PLI / RPLI proponents

Fees payable to Medical Officer for conducting Medical Examination of PLI / RPLI proponents is revised vide Directorate of Postal Life Insurance letter No.22-02/85-LI Vol III (Pt) dated 22-08-2012. The details of fees is as under: 

Amount of Sum Assured
Revised amount of fee payable (per proponent) (In Rs.)
Upto the sum assured of Rs. 5 lacs
Rs. 50/-
Above Rs. 5 lacs and upto Rs. 10 lacs of sum assured
Rs. 60/-
Above Rs. 10 lacs of sum assured
Rs. 70/-

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shri Kapil Sibal Hon'ble MoC & IT dedicates, Automatic Mail Processing Centre (AMPC), Delhi to the Nation.

To see the news, please CLICK HERE. 

Change in text of column No. 2 printed in the Standardised Uniform Savings Bank Passbook from Page 2 to 24

Reminders to D.G. (Posts) on pending items.

1. Issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspectors, Posts from the year 1999. To view draft letter, please CLICK HERE.

2. Supply of Laptop to all IPs/ASPs. To view draft letter, please CLICK HERE. 

3. Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS. To view draft letter, please CLICK HERE. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Franchise Scheme.

To see details, please CLICK HERE. 

Shri. Vineet Pandey (IPoS-1986), PMG SK Region, Karnataka Circle will hold additional charge of GM (CEPT), Mysore

To view Department of Posts Order No. 1-10/2099-SPG dated 16-08-2012 please Click here. 

Welfare Schemes for Women.

To see the details, please CLICK HERE. 

Rule 38 Transfer cases of Surplus IPs.

To view Letter No. 1 issued to DG (Posts), please CLICK HERE.

To view Letter No. 2 issued to DG (Posts), Please CLICK HERE.

To view Letter No. 3 issued to DG (Posts), Please CLICK HERE.

To view Letter No. 4 issued to DG (Posts), Please CLICK HERE.

Note : These letters are dispatched through Speed Post Letter No. EM63106530 3IN on 17/8/2012.

Updates...DPC to PS Gr. B and Grade Pay file.

 1. DPC for promotion to the post of PS Gr. B.

          Directorate vide memo No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 23-07-2012 has already called for attested copies of ACRs of IPs for the period 2004-05 to 2010-11 for convening the DPC for promotion to the post of PS Gr. B by 31-08-2012 positively.
          All Circle Secretaries and officer bearers are requested to keep liaison with their circle administration and ensure timely submission of requisite documents and attested copies of ACRs by name to Shri B. P. Pant, ADG (SPG) on or before 31-08-2012. DPC is likely to be convened in the month of October, 2012.

2. Up-gradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-

          File is still in MOF. It is learnt that same will be sent to Department of Expenditure also.


 Paper I 
Part 'A'
25 Questions on General Knowledge - Questions on current events, sports, history, geography, basic economics, general polity, Indian Constitution, science environment etc. - 25 Marks
Part 'B'
25  Questions on Mathematics of matriculation standard which may cover number system, simplification, decimals, corrections, simple and compound interest, percentage, average, profit  &  loss, discount, menstruation, time & work and time & distance etc. - 25 Marks
Part "C"
25  Questions on English covering grammar (prepositions, adverbs, conjunction, direct/ indirect speech, singular  &  plural, tenses, antonyms/synonyms etc - 25 Marks
Part “D" 
25 Questions on Reasoning and Analytical Ability - 25 Marks.

Paper II  (computer/ Typing Test (Paper-II): 
The Typing Test shall be for a duration of 30 minutes (15 minutes each for Typewriting and data entry) consisting of one passage of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30/25 words per minute respectively & Data entry of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on Computers. The typing test and test of data entry operations will be conducted on Computer key board but not on type writer.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Letter to D.G. (Posts) to circulate IO/PO honorarium rates.

No. GS/AIAIASP/Honorarium/2012                            dated 13th August, 2012

Ms Manjula Prasher,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :      Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO) / Presenting   Officers (PO) …Consolidated instructions regarding.  

Ref.    :         DOPT OM No. 142/15/2010-AVD-I dated 31st July, 2012.   

 Respected Madam,  

                    This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) vide OM No. 142/15/2010-AVD-I dated 31st July, 2012 has revised the rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to Inquiry Officers (IOs) and Presenting Officers (POs). The said OM has already been circulated by DOPT to all Ministries and Departments.  

It is therefore requested to kindly arrange to circulate the above referred DOPT Office Memorandum to all Circles and Regions immediately under intimation to this Association.  

With regards.
Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Note : This letter dispatched through Speed Post Letter No. EM241987014IN

Government fixes 500-word limit for RTI query

The government has put a word limit of 500 words for filing an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Besides this, a new format has been devised for filing an appeal to the Central Information Commission under the transparency law. The government has also made it mandatory for an appellant or his authorised representative to appear before the CIC either in person or through video-conferencing, according to new rules notified on July 31.An application "shall be accompanied by a fee of rupees ten and shall ordinarily not contain more than five hundred words, excluding annexures, containing address of the Central Public Information Officer and that of the applicant," the new rules said. Earlier, there was no word limit in seeking information. However, the rules said that "no application shall be rejected on the ground that it contains more than five hundred words".

According to a notification by the Department of Personnel and Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, an applicant will have to pay additional postal charges "involved in supply of information that exceeds fifty rupees".

There will be no fee charged from a person below the poverty line for providing a copy of the certificate issued by the appropriate government in this regard, it said.
The RTI Act, which was enacted in 2005, covers disclosure of information on almost all matters of governance.

Source:-The Economic Times

Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officer (IO) / Presenting Officer (PO)...consolidated instructions regarding.

DoPT has released consolidated orders on rates of honorarium to IOs/POs for departmental inquiries on 31/07/2012.

The revised rates are : IOs (Serving) - Min. Rs 5000  &  Max Rs. 10,000.

POs(Serving) - Min Rs. 5000 & Max - Rs. 10,000. The revised rates are applicable with effective from 31/07/2012 and applicable to the inquiries in progress also. The payment is subject to terms and conditions laid down.

The number of disciplinary cases is to be restricted to 10 in a year and not not more than 2 at a time.
To see DOPT order issued under No. 142/15/2010-AVD-I dated 31st July, 2012 CLICK HERE.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


D.G. Posts No. 45-14(ii)/2012-SPB-I dated 31.07.2012.

It has been decided with the approval of competent authority to revise the pattern and syllabus for examination for filling up of the posts of Postman and Mail Guard by:
(i)         Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion from amongst Multi     Tasking Staff
                  (ii)        Direct Recruitment from amongst Gramin Oak Sevaks
                  (iii)       Direct Recruitment from Open Market
2.         The revised pattern and syllabus for examination is indicated in theAnnexure.
3.         It is requested that the revised pattern and syllabus for examination maybe brought to the notice of all concerned.
4.         The date for holding the examination(s) will be communicated separately by DE Section.
Yours faithfully
(Alka Tewari)
Assistant Director General (SPN) 

Pattern and Syllabus for Examination to fill up the Posts of Postman and Mail Guard by promotion on the basis of Limited Departmental  Competitive Examination by promotion from amongst Multi Tasking Staff  and direct recruitment from amongst GDS and from Open Market.
I. Candidates shall be subjected to an Aptitude Test of the level of 10th class/matriculation covering the following subjects/topics:
Total Marks-100
Part 'A' - 25 marks -  25 questions on General Knowledge, Reasoning and Analytical Ability - Multiple Choice Questions
Part 'B' - 25 marks -  25 questions of Mathematics - Multiple Choice Questions
Part 'C' - (Two segments)
       (i)         25 marks- English. Language- Objective Type/Multiple Choice Questions
       (ii)        25 marks -Regional language*- Objective Type/Multiple Choice Questions
* Where the regional language is also English the Part 'C' shall comprise  only one segment on English language of 50 marks, consisting of 50  questions of objective type/Multiple Choice Questions.
90 minutes
a.       Parts A and B- Minimum 10 marks for OC, 8 marks for SC/ST and  9 marks for OBC* candidates in each part.
b.       Part C (Two segments)- Minimum 10 marks for OC, 8 marks for SC/ST and 9 marks for OBC* candidates in each segment.
c.        Part C (One segment of 50 marks)- Minimum 20 marks for OC, 16 marks for SC/ST and 18 marks for OBC* candidates.
d.       40% marks for OC, 33 marks for SC/ST and 37 marks for OBC*  candidates in aggregate
*           Not applicable for filling up posts by Limited Departmental Competitive  Examination as there is no reservation for OBC employees while filling up posts by promotion.

Pattern and Syllabus for Examination to fill up the posts of Multi Tasking Staff.

To view original Letter No.45-14(i)/2012-SPB-I dated 31/7/2012, please Click here. 

Revision of postage rates of Foreign Parcels (AIR / SAL) w.e.f. 01st September 2012...

To view Department of Posts Letter No.29-1/2011-CF dated 9th Aug, 2012 please Click here. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Allotment of IPoS in JTS Gr. A cadre.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2012

MPs Quota for Admission in KVs

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), with the approval of Board of Governors has implemented a new scheme of Special Dispensation Admission for Members of Parliament in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) with effect from 20.7.2012. Under the scheme, the dispensation admission quota on the recommendations for each MP has been raised to 6 admissions in an academic year. Such recommendations would be for admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas located in his/her constituency only. In case there is no Kendriya Vidyalaya in the constituency of the Member of Parliament(Lok Sabha), he/she may recommend these admissions in the KVs located in any neighboring contiguous constituency. However, for Members of the Rajya Sabha, the state from which the Member has been elected would be deemed to be his/her constituency for this purpose. Nominated Members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha can recommend 6 cases for admission in any one or more KVs of the country.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Circle Conferences.

35th Biennial Circle Conference of Bihar Circle Branch was held on 8/7/2012 at Patna following President and Circle Secretary elected for next two years term.

President : Shri Arbind Kumar Singh, ASRM (HQ) 'PT' Division, Patna.

Circle Secretary : Shri Rajiv Kumar, ASP, West Sub Division, Bettiah.

40th Biennial Circle Conference of Maharashtra Circle Branch was held on 14/7/2012 and 15/7/2012 at Aurangabad following President and Circle Secretary elected unanimously for next two years term.
President : Shri Mohan S. Ahirrao, Manager (BD) o/o PMG, Aurangabad Region, Aurangabad.

Circle Secretary : Shri Santosh S. Kulkarni, ASP (Philately) o/o CPMG, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai.


No 3(2)/TA/2012/518
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, Dated: 03-08-2012.
Subject: Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2012 on account of ONAM festival.

In view of the “ONAM” festival, the Government have decided that thesalary of all Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2012 may be drawn and disbursed by the Central Government Offices (including Defence, Posts and Telecommunications) on 27th August, 2012.

2. The wages for August, 2012 of the industrial Employees of Central Govt. serving in the State of’ Kerala may also be disbursed in advance on 27th August, 2012.

3. The pension for August. 2012 of all Central Government pensioners in the State of Kerala may also be disbursed by Bank/PAO’s on 27th August, 2012.

4 The salary/wages/pension so disbursed is to be treated as advance payment and subject to adjustment after the full month’s salary/wages/pension of each employee/pensioner is determined. The recovery, if any, will be made without exception from thesalary/wages/pension, as the case may be, for the month of September, 2012.

5. The concerned Ministries/Departments are requested to bring theseinstructions to the notice of their offices located in the Slate of Kerala for necessary action immediately.

6. Reserve Bank of India is requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all paying branches of all Banks located in the State of Kerala for necessary action immediately.

(Sonia Roy Burman)
Jt. Controller General of Accounts

Payment of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida

To view Department of Expenditure OM No.21(8)2010-E-II(B) dated 1st Aug, 2012 please Click here.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Revision in rates of Haulage Charges for mail carried through transit sections

To view Department of Posts Letter No.3-1/2012-D dated 27/7/2012, please Click here.


All central government employees are very eager to know about DA July 2012.Because DA is the most important allowance to maintain extra expenses in their day to day life.Recent days living a normal life is very difficult.Prices of all essential commodities are going high.So Dearness Allowance is the only remedy for CG Employees to fight against price rise.

Any how DA is calculated complete based on arithmatical calculation.AICPIN released by Labour bureau is required to calculate DA.Labour bureau already released the data for Jauary,February,March,April,May and June that is 198,199,201,205,206,208 respectively.

The formula for calculating DA is
DEARNESS ALLOWANCE=(avg of AICPIN for past 12 months-115.76)*100/115.76
JANUARY 198 65
MARCH 201 -
APRIL 205 -
MAY 206 -
JUNE 208 72

The official announcement by the Government for eligible DA JULY 2012 may be expected in SEPTEMBER 2012.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Shri Salim Haque, DDG (Personnel) on depution as Additional Secretary (Joint Secretary level) in the CVC, New Delhi.

To see the original order, please CLICK HERE.

CCS (Joining Time) Rules.

To view details please Click here.

Shri. Alok Saxena (IPoS-1989), DDG (Establishment), Postal Directorate will continue to hold the charge of Secretary, Postal Service Board

To see original order, please CLICK HERE.

Transfer and posting in Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) in Indian Postal Service Gr. A.

To see the original order, please CLICK HERE.

Filing of income tax returns for the assessment year 2012-13 extended up to 31st August 2012

On consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to failure of power and further in consideration of the fact that the e-filing of returns for a specified category of individuals and HUF has been made mandatory, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, has extended the "due date" of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2012-13 to 31st August 2012. This has been done in respect of assesses who are liable to file such returns by 31 st July 2012 as per provisions of section 139 of Income Tax Act, 1961 .