Thursday, October 31, 2013

Stamp Design Competition for Children's Day 2014

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Market your products through postal department in just Rs. 1.50

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Release of Commemorative Postage Stamp on Boy's High School & College, Allahabad on 5/11/2013

It has been decided by Department to release a Commemorative Postage Stamp and First Day Cover on Boy's High School and College, Allahabad on 5th November, 2013. Shri B. L. Joshi, Hon'ble Governor, Uttar Pradesh will be the Chief Guest of the function. 
The Boys' High School and College, originally established in 1861 is one of the oldest educational institutions of Allahabad. It is located on a lush green campus of 13-acre in the heart of the city, in Civil Lines, at 4 P.D. Tandon Road. The school was affiliated from 1898 to 1914 to the University of Allahabad, which was at that time also known as the Oxford Of the East. Later on up to 1929 it was affiliated to the UP Intermediate Board. The Cambridge Overseas School Certificate Examination was started in 1915. Science classes were started in 1917 by the school at the request of the government which, besides giving liberal grants for the building and equipment, agreed to pay the salary of the science teacher.

Govt to ban official use of Gmail, Yahoo...

Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December. The Government is expected to route all its official communicaion through the official website NIC's email service.
“E-mail policy of the government of India, as this policy will be called, is almost ready and we are taking views from other ministries on this. Our effort will be to operationalise it by mid or end-December, said J Satyanarayana, Secretary of the department of electronics and infomation technology. 

Source : Mumbai Mirror

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Letter to DDG (P) i/c/w issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspectors, Posts from the year 1999.

No. CHQ/IPASP/MMS/2013                                               Dated : 29/10/2013.

Shri V. P. Singh,
Deputy Director General (P),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspectors, Posts from the year 1999…reg.

Ref.        : Directorate file No. 9-9/2011-SPG dated 20th February, 2013.

Respected Sir,
Vide this letter, the Association likes to remind your honour a propos letter submitted to your esteemed office through SR Division under No. 10-9/2013-SR dated 30th September 2013. Another relevant correspondence pending in Directorate may also be looked into.

          As inscribed in the letters hitherto, your kind attention is hereby brought to the fact that the issue of All India seniority list of IPs has not yet been resolved. Although assurance had been given by Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) on 6/2/2013 and by Member (P) on 23/9/2013 for early resolution of issue and again on yet action is pending. This Association was recently informed by Directorate vide memo No. 137-89/2013-SPB-II dated 11/10/2013 that seniority list is likely to be circulated within 15 days (copy enclosed), but it is learnt that it will again take few weeks. This is so when all the circles have submitted rectification reports on draft seniority list as confirmed vide Directorate memo No. 9-9/2011-SPG dated 20th February 2013.

          It is therefore fervently requested to arrange issue of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts cadre from the year 1998 onwards immediately and make it available in the website of India Posts.
          Soliciting your early action in this regard.
                                                                             Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Identification / creation of L-1 and L-2 offices...

It is learnt that henceforth Directorate will not allow to identify / create more number of L-1 / L-2 offices. Directorate have already issued instructions to all circles that "all L-1 and L-2 offices located within a circle have been allowed to close bags for each other".

Letter from 'CS Odisha Circle' to 'GS' i/c/w merger of IPs and ASPs cadre for consideration of GP Rs.4600/- to IPs.

No. AIAIASP/Odisha-Corr-2-3/2013                              Dated 29/10/2013
          Shri Vilas Ingale,   
          General Secretary, CHQ
          All India Association of Inspectors and Asst Supts of Posts

Sub:- Merger of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents of Posts cadre for consideration of Grade Pay of 4,600/- to Inspector Posts.
Dear Shri Ingale Ji,
          This has reference to para-5 of Directorate Letter No. 137-89/2013-SPB-II dated 11-10-2013 regarding clarification of merger of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent of Posts cadre for consideration of Grade Pay of 4,600/- to Inspector Posts.
          Odisha Circle Branch has a consistent view of accepting merger of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent of Posts cadre irrespective of nomenclature of the merged cadre and surrendering of Gazzetted status to get the Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- for Inspector Posts. It is suggested to place a demand for Heads of the Circle to be the appointing authority of the merged cadre.
           However, Odisha Circle Branch has certain disagreement on the proposal for merger of ASP Cadre with PS Group-B which was published on CHQ Blog on 2-10-2013. Odisha Circle is in favour of straightway accepting merger of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent of Posts cadre with Head of the Circle as appointing authority for merged cadre. It is suggested to place the demands for creation of new Postal Sub-Divisions, new Postal Divisions and up-gradation of IP/ASP posts to PS Group-B Posts for better promotional avenues of IPs in cadre restructuring.

          The sanctioned strength of IPs/ASPs of Odisha Circle is confirmed as in the Annexure.    
           With best regards,        
Sincerely yours,

 Pitabasa Jena
Circle Secretary, AIAIASP
Odisha Circle Branch

Know some useful rulings......

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Appointment of Shri. Raj Kumar Mishra (IPoS:1999) as OSD to MoS for Communications & IT

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Conducting of Limited Departmental competitive Examination for promotion of Lower Grade Officials to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants for the Year 2013 held on 15-09-2013- display of Provisional Key

To view Directorate's memo No. A.34012/7/2013-DE dated 23rd October 2013, please CLICK HERE.

conducting of Limited Departmental competitive Examination for promotion of to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) departmental quota for the year 2013 held on 14th and 15th september 2013- display of Provisional key

To view Directorate's memo No. A.34012/5/2013-DE dated 23/10/2013, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alteration in the name of Postal Circle from 'Orissa' to 'Odisha'

To view Directorate's memo No. 43-37/2013-PE II dated 9th September 2013, please CLICK HERE.

Filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line) Cadre.

To view the copy of acknowledgement letter No. 10/9/2013-SR dated 26/9/2013, please CLICK  HERE.

Informal meeting with Secretary (Posts) with the representatives of IP / ASP Association.

To view the copy of reply received from Directorate under letter No. 137-89/2013-SPB-II dated 11th October 2013, please CLICK HERE. Total pages are there. All the members are requested to see the reply given by Directorate on item No. 5 i.e. Clarification on merger of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents Posts cadre.

Volunteers to work in CEPT as programmers are called for from PA/IP/ASP cadre..

To view CEPT Mysore memo dated 24/10/2013, please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vacancy postion of Direct Recruit Inspector Posts (IPs).

Few members have brought to the notice of CHQ that in most of the circles there is heavy shortage of Inspector Posts. The shortage is said to be arrived due to non providing of sufficient number of Direct Recruit candidates (through SSC) by Directorate to the respective circles. Further, in few circles direct recruit quota is lying unfiled since years together.
All Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers are requested to ascertain and intimate the vacancy position of direct recruit IPs (yearwise) of their circle to GS through email immediately.

Compendium of OMs and Notifications on RTI Act

To view the compilation issued by DoPT, please CLICK HERE.

All the members are requested to take out the print of this compilation and keep with them.

Special Cover on Sachin Tendulkar...

It is learnt that Department of Posts, India has decided to honour Sachin Tendulkar by releasing a special cover on 14th November 2013 on the occasion of playing his 200th Test Cricket Match at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Listeni born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of his generation. Born in Mumbai, he took up cricket at age of eleven, made his test debut against Pakistan at just sixteen years old, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for more than twenty years. He retired from the Indian Premier League in May 2013 and has announced that he will retire from the sport in November 2013 after playing his two-hundredth test match, against the West Indies in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. He is the first player to score one hundred international centuries, the first player to score a double century in a One Day International, and thus far the only to complete 34,000 runs in international cricket.
In 2002, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Don Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.Tendulkar was a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team in the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances for India. He was also the recipient of "Player of the Tournament" award of the 2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa. In October 2013, he became the only Indian cricketer to be named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour. He was also the first sportsperson and the first one without aviation background to be awarded the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force.
Source : Wikipedia

Commemorative Postage Stamp on Ruchi Ram Sahni released on 24/10/2013.

Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863-1948) was the first person from Punjab to make a career in science. He was the first Indian officer in the India Meteorological Department (1885). Moving by choice to teaching, he became the first Indian science professor at Government College Lahore which he served from 1887 till his retirement in 1918. The University instituted Ruchi Ram Sahni Declamation Contest Prize in his honour. He is also India’s first nuclear scientist who published two research papers in 1915 and 1917 working in the laboratory of Ernst Rutherford in Manchester where he interacted with Niels Bohr. (Interestingly, in his laboratory work, he was assisted by his son Birbal Sahni, the well known pale botanist, who was at the time studying in Cambridge.) Sahni entered Punjab Legislative Council as a member of the Swaraj Party.
Ruchi Ram was a conscientious and inspiring teacher who spent six months learning carpentry for the sake of laboratory work.He was an enthusiastic advocate of Punjabi (and regional languages in general) ‘as a vehicle of scientific ideas’. He gave public lectures in Punjabi in Lahore, other towns and even remote villages. All his lectures were ‘illustrated with easy experiments, often with simple apparatus which any one could make for himself’.
A life-long adherent of the Brahmo Samaj principles, he held all religions in high esteem. In or after 1945 he wrote Struggle for Reform in Sikh Shrines, which was later edited by Dr Ganda Singh and published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC). With his characteristic thoroughness, he preserved all the press communiqu├ęs on the subject which SGPC had issued from time to time and subsequently presented a complete set to SGPC whose own collection had gaps.

Friday, October 25, 2013

‘Aadhaar’ to facilitate paper-less Bank account opening

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Bank on Post Office...

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2013 Global Forum on Financial Inclusion for Development

Postal financial inclusion is enjoying a boom phase. After banks, postal operators and their postal financial subsidiaries are the world's second biggest contributor to financial inclusion.

Today, one billion people use the postal sector for savings and deposit accounts, and more than 1.5 billion profit from basic transactional services through the Post. In India alone, 30 million new postal savings accounts were opened in 2012.
Postal networks have much to offer for financial inclusion
Donors and policymakers are starting to realize the potential of postal financial services, and the role that Posts can play in increasing financial inclusion. Following the example of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has shown its commitment to postal financial inclusion, several donors are now focusing their efforts on leveraging postal networks for financial inclusion.
The UPU, jointly with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization of La Francophonie, has established this forum as a platform for dialogue on postal financial inclusion between governments, postal operators, central banks, private sector players and international organizations.
The Forum's objectives are to:
  • Raise awareness on the role of Posts in financial inclusion
  • Bring together decision-makers to exchange best practices in the area of postal financial inclusion
  • Provide a forum for discussion between central banks and postal operators
  • For more details visit UPU web

Sr. PM examination CAT updates

It has been informed by the applicants of OA No. 1328/HP/2011 and 1358/HP/2011 that these cases related to Sr. Postmaster examination come up before Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh for final hearing on 24.10.2013 but due to pre-occupation of applicants counsel, no proceedings took place and matter has now been posted to 09.12.2013.


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Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation - need to obviate delays in payment of such dues - regarding.

To view DoPT memo dated 21/10/2013, please CLICK HERE.

Simplification of procedure for verification of service - adherence to the revised format - regarding.

To view DoPT memo dated 23rd October 2013, please CLICK HERE.

PA / SA and PA(SBCO) examination result of various circles

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Delhi Postal Circle Makes Special Arrangements for Diwali Greetings Mail

Delhi Postal Circle has made special arrangements for acceptance of Diwali Greetings Mail at 34 Post Offices and 2 RMS Offices at Railway Stations as given below from coming Monday i.e. 28.10.2013 to 06.11.2013.  Separate reception counters are being set up at these Post Offices.  Members of public are Welcome to post their Diwali Greetings mail at these collection centers.  These centers are made available in addition to the normal facilities provided: 


Ashok Vihar PO


New Delhi GPO


Civil Lines PO


New Subzi Mandi PO


Chankyapuri PO


Naraina Ind.Estate PO


Delhi GPO


Patel Nagar PO


Delhi Cantt.PO


Paschim Vihar PO


Hauz Khas PO


Ramesh Nagar PO




Rohini PO


Janakpuri PO


R.K. Puram V PO


Krishna Nagar PO


R.P. Bhawan PO


Karol Bagh PO


Sansad Marg PO


Keshav Puram PO


Sarojini Nagar HO


Kalkaji PO


SRT Nagar PO


Lodi Road HO


Seelampur PO


Lajpat Nagar PO


Sriniwaspuri PO


Malviya Nagar PO


Saraswati Vihar PO


Malka Ganj PO


R.K. Puram (Main) PO


Mehrauli PO


Delhi R.S. TMO(Delhi Rly Station)


Mayapuri PO


New Delhi R.S. TMO (New Delhi Rly Station)