Saturday, May 31, 2014

First Himachal Pradesh State Level Philatelic Exhibition - 9th - 11th June 2014.

First Himachal Pradesh State Level Philatelic Exhibition is proposed to be organized at Gaiety Theatre, Shimla from 9th to 11th June 2014.

Solo Philatelic Exhibition on Geographical Influence on Indian Cultural Development - 5th June 2014.

Geographical Influence on Indian Cultural Development A Solo Philatelic Exhibition of Mr. Souvik Roy's collection on 'Geographical Influence on Indian Cultural Development' is organised by Allahabad Museum, Chandrasekhar Azad Park, Kamla Nehru Road, Allahabad to mark World Environment Day on 5th June 2014.

Consolidated list of CPIOs and FAAs - North Bengal & Sikkim Region

To view please CLICK HERE. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Schedule of PA/SA examination 2014

1. Uttar Pradesh Circle   : 01/6/2014 from 11.00 AM to 01.00 PM

2. Gujarat Circle            : 01/6/2014 from 02.00 PM to 04.00 PM 

3. Bihar Circle               : 08/6/2014 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

4. Himachal Pradesh      : 08/6/2014 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

Modi govt. may implement performance-based incentives for govt employees

New Delhi: Following its mantra of maximum governance and minimum government, Prime Minister Narendra Modimay implement performance-based incentives schemes for central government employees.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is slated to give a detailed presentation on Performance-Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS), which was recommended by Sixth Pay Commission and accepted by the UPA government, to the prime minister soon, officials said. PRIS could not be implemented by the UPA government which had given its “in-principle” approval.

DoPT is likely to outline the salient features of the scheme aimed at improving governance in its presentation to Modi. “The detailed guidelines will be put in place after prime minister gives his go-ahead to it,” a senior DoPT official said.

As per the draft guidelines framed during UPA’s tenure, performance-related incentive will bepayable taking into account the performance of the organisation and employees during the period under consideration. There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

“PRIS may prove to be a big game changer for improving governance and delivering maximum output. The prime minister may incorporate some new features,” the official said.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Publishing of Compendium of Best Practices on RTI-Volume II-- Write-ups invited by DoPT

To view DoPT memo dated 28th May 2014, please CLICK HERE. 

MoC interacted with the Senior Officers of the DoT

संचार और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी तथा कानून एवं न्‍याय मंत्री श्री रवि शंकर प्रसाद संचार भवन, नई दिल्‍ली में 29 मई, 2014 को टेलीकोम विभाग के वरिष्‍ठ अधिकारियों से बातचीत करते हुए।
The Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad interacting with the senior officers of the Department of Telecom, at Sanchar Bhawan, in New Delhi on May 29, 2014.

श्री रवि शंकर प्रसाद 27 मई, 2014 को नई दिल्ली में केन्‍द्रीय संचार और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री के रूप में कार्यभार संभालते हुए ।
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad taking charge as the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, in New Delhi on May 2
7, 2014.


To read the memorandum of AIPEU Gr.C, please CLICK HERE. 

To read the memorandum of AISBCE for the staff of SBCO, please CLICK HERE.  

Eligibility of officers to be considered for promotion by DPC- Fixing of Crucial Date - Regarding.

To view DoPT memo dated 28th May 2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Directorate raised queries on merger proposal

No. 25-35/2011-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Date : 19th May 2014

The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and
Assistant Superintendents, Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony,
Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110 054.

Subject : Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre – Proposal regarding.

          Kindly refer to your letter No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger ASP/2013 dated 20.11.2013 and 21.04.2014 on the subject mentioned above.

2.       In this regard, this is to inform that the proposal submitted by your Association has been examined in detail with the following observations:

(i)          It was intimated in the proposal that there is a matching saving for the proposal as there would be an additional expenditure of Rs. 66,86,100/- per annum against the saving of Rs. 69,25,100/- per annum. This means a net saving of Rs. 2,39,700/- per annum. However, while this may be true in the long run, at present there would be no matching saving, as pay will have to be protected for the 679 ASPs till they get promoted to PS Gr. B Grade, while additional expenditure of Rs. 66,86,100/- would start immediately Savings will start accruing only after the 679 ASPs working on the ASP posts downgraded to IPs get promoted to PS Gr. B Grade which will take a very long time. Thus, it is not correct to say that the case has matching savings.

(ii)         The proposed down gradation of 679 ASPs (Sub Division) to IP (Sub Division) would create technical problems as ASPs cannot be posted on IPs Posts. Otherwise, they would have to be reverted which is not permissible. The proposal, thus, would only be beneficial for the senior 1311 ASPs and at the same time detrimental to the remaining 679 ASPs who may suffer reversion. Further, on upgradation of the ASPs Posts to PS Gr. B there would be two or more Gr. B officers in Gr. B Divisions. Then, there would be a problem / issue of reporting and also that who amongst them would head the Division.  This would ultimately create complicated situation and may not, thus, be administratively viable.

(Note :- the number of ASP Sub Divisions has been ascertained from the Circles and the matching savings have been re-calculated on the basis of information received from the Circles)

3.       Therefore, it is requested to furnish your comments / clarifications on the above mentioned observations for further examination of the proposal at the earliest.
Yours faithfully,

(Tarun Mittal)
Assistant Director General (PE-I)

PS : All Circle Secretaries / CHQ office bearers and members are requested to submit their comments in detailed to GS by email 

Unions and Associations are seriously involved in filling up the questonnaires prepared and send by 7CPC

The sheer pace of the 7th CPC has impressed the central Government employees so much that their expectations have started to grow.

It has come to our knowledge that a number of unions and associations are seriously involved in filling up the questionnaires prepared and sent by the 7th CPC. It is also well known that on behalf of the National Council JCM Staff Side, the questionnaire had already been filled with the approval of all members and has been sent. (Click here to view the reply)

There is no uniform pay scale or promotion hierarchy for the Central Government employees. The departments functioning under each Ministry are evaluated separately. Promotions and pay scales are decided based on the post/category of the employees in each of those departments. Based on these segregations, the employee unions/associations of each department are preparing their Memorandums containing their demands and issues.

Various unions and associations of each of these departments are currently preparing their own memorandums to send to the 7th CPC. These memorandums also contain their long-standing demands and expectations.

It can be inferred that these memorandums, prepared by various associations of employees starting with Group ‘C’, right up to the Gazetted Officers Association, reflect their thoughts and demands.

Pensioners Associations are also participating in this in large numbers. It shows the fact that they believe that their requirements will be fulfilled by this Pay Commission.

The 7th Pay Commission is offering this rare opportunitythat was not given in the previous Pay Commissions. Each issue has a number of different perspectives. This could lead to a consensus-based decision that appeases all. It is a healthy trend to watch so many people vying with each other to present their opinions and suggestions.

There is special curiosity and eagerness to read the Memorandums of some of the important Central Government and railway employee federations.
Given below are the links to some of the most prominent Central Government employee unions and associations:

Source :

CAT case filed at Hyderabad Bench i/c/w to grant GP of Rs.5400/- after completion of 4 years in GP of Rs. 4800/-......updates!!!

15 Gr. B Officers and ASPs who have completed 4 years of service in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- of Andhra Pradesh Circle has already filed OA No. 296 in Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad Bench on 17/3/2014. 

The applicants have stated in their OA that when a Gr. B officer completes four years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- is eligible to get GP of Rs.5400/-. While so, the applicants are holding Gr. B gazette post (Offg. PS Gr. B and ASP cadre) and completed 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- and they are now eligible for financial upgradation in the GP of Rs. 5400/-. 

While making the enquiry of this case at Directorate for non filling reply to OA, it is learnt that the matter have already been referred to MOF on 7/5/2014 and their say is awaited. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Circle Conference : Kerala Circle

42nd Biennial Circle Conference of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts held at Kannamali (Kochi) on 24th and 25th May 2014 and following officers are unanimously elected for next term. 

1. President : Shri R. Venunatha Pillai, OSD o/o the CPMG, Kerala Circle, Trivananthapuram. 

2. Circle Secretary : Shri S. Nandakumar, IP, Kollam RMS. 

3. Treasurer : Shri C. I. Joyman, IP, TGY, o/o PMG, Kochi. 

CHQ congratulate the officers and their team 

Instruction for Accessing Your Indiapost mails

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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Click here to view the Supplementary Inspection Questionnaire of HO / SO and BO relating t0 CBS communicated vide Postal Directorate letter no 16-01/2013-Inspn dated 15.05.2014.

This set of questions is supplementary to existing Inspection Questionnaire of HO / SO / BO. It is reiterated that these questions are in addition to existing questions laid down in the present questionnaire.


The parcel wrapped with  cloth should be invariably either be packed in carton or be covered with paper or plastic wrapper over the cloth wrapping so that bar code sticker can be properly affixed on the parcel for track and trace system. 

To view the Gazette Notification in Hindi, please CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Postal Assistant Exam Typing & Computer test information

To view the details, please CLICK HERE. 

The Administrative Tribunals (Procedure for appointment of Members) Amendment Rules, 2014.

To view Gazette notification, please CLICK HERE.

India Post e-Mail server is down-Migration in progress

India Post e-Mail server is down due to migration is in progress, e-mail services will start working on May 26,2014.

Url to access Mail will be changed – New mail url is – “ from the current”.

 Please contact “ “ / 011- 66076729; 011-66076730” for any issue/detail.”

Civil List of IPoS

To view the civil list of officers of Indian Postal Service (Gr. A) corrected up to 1/10/2012, please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

President administers oath of office to Chief Information Commissioner

New Delhi Former Intelligence Bureau chief Shri Rajiv Mathur was sworn-in today as the new Chief Information Commissioner, Rashtrapati Bhavan said. The oath was administered to Shri Rajiv Mathur by Hon'ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Shri Rajiv Mathur, a 1972 batch Indian Police Service officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, served in the Intelligence Bureau for nearly three decades, including 15 years in Washington.  He took over the reins of the agency in January 2009, and retired on Dec 31, 2010.  He is a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. 

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

It is learnt that DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2012-13 is held today at Banglore.

TOI News- India Post to get bank licence soon?

The following press clip is from 'The Times of India' Mumbai edition dated 22/5/2014    


Association's impact

Shri R. M. Shah, Superintendent of RMS, 'W' Division, Vadodara has been promoted on adhoc basis to JTS Gr. A cadre and posted as SSPOs, Navsari Division, Navsari. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Supplementary DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B and repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to home circle

As all aware that Directorate vide memo No. 9-06/2014-SPG dated 7/5/2014 called for fresh consolidated report in the prescribed format from each circle i/c/w declination of promotion by the PS Gr. B officers promoted under memo No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 10/10/2013 by email on (CLICK HERE TO SEE LETTER) 
On 9/5/2014 GS has requested (through this blog and SMS) to all Circle Secretaries to confirm the submission of requisite information by their Circle to Directorate and inform to him. This year's supplementary DPC is badly delayed and repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle is linked up with this issue, therefore we have to take immediate steps to respond to Directorate's letter. But as on date not a single CS has come forward till this date.
Today, on enquiry with Directorate it is told that following Circles report is awaited. 
1. Andhra Pradesh  2. Bihar   3. Chhattisgarh  4. Gujarat  5. Himachal Pradesh  6. Kerala   7. Karnataka   8. Odisha  9. Rajasthan 10. Uttar Pradesh and 11. West Bengal.

Schedule of PA / SA Examination 2014

1. Uttar Pradesh Circle : 01-06-2014 from 11.00 AM to 01.00 PM

2. Gujarat Circle          : 01-06-2014 from 02.00 PM to 04.00 PM

Candidates may download their hall permits from


Anti Terrorism Day on 21st May, 2014

21st May is observed as Anti Terrorism Day every year.  The objective behind the observance of this day is to wean away people, especially the youth from terrorism and the cult of violence by highlighting the sufferings of common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest. The important feature of observance of the Anti Terrorism Day is the Pledge Taking Ceremony.
We, the people of India, having abiding faith in our country’s tradition of non-violence and tolerance, hereby solemnly affirm to oppose with our strength, all forms of terrorism and violence.  We pledge to uphold and promote peace, social harmony, and understanding among all fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values.

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

It is learnt that DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2012-13 is likely to be convened very soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Appointment and Submission of Report Dates of all Pay Commissions…

The official website of Seventh Central Pay Commission has published the details of all Central Pay Commission’s appointment date and report submission date recently…

Seventh Central Pay Commission
In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, Government of India has appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission comprising Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur as Chairman, Shri Vivek Rae as full time Member, Dr. Ratin Roy as part time Member and Smt. Meena Agarwal as Secretary. The Commission is headquartered in Delhi and has been given 18 months from date of its constitution to make its recommendations. To this end the Commission will set up its team of Officers, Advisers, Institutional Consultants and Experts and call for required information and documents from Ministries and Departments of Government of India and various Service associations.
The dates of appointment and submission of recommendations of the previous six central pay commissions are as under :-

Central Pay CommissionsDate of AppointmentDate of Submission of Report
First Pay CommissionMay, 1946May, 1947
Second Pay CommissionAugust, 1957August, 1959
Third Pay CommissionApril, 1970March, 1973
Fourth Pay CommissionJune, 1983Three Reports submitted in June, 1986;
December, 1986 and
May, 1987 respectively
Fifth Pay CommissionApril, 1994January, 1997
Sixth Pay CommissionOctober, 2006March, 2008


Brazil issues stamps to honour Indian Cinema

Brazil has paid tribute to the Indian film industry on its centenary by releasing two postage stamps designed by an Indian graphic designer at a commemorative festival held in Brazil.

The $2 billion (Rs.120 billion) Indian cinema completed 100 years in 2013.
Made by Kochi-based graphic designer Satya Raj, the stamps were jointly released by Indian Ambassador Ashok Tomar and curators and directors of the festival - Anand Jyothi and Carina Bini Palackapilly - when the festival officially opened in the capital city of Brasilia early this month, said a statement.

Cultural director of the Brazilian Postal Service Romulo Salvino, and cultural secretary Sueli Navaho and Brazilian and Indian officials attended the ceremony.

Jyothi said the first ever edition of the festival marking 100 years of Indian cinema to be held in South America will later move to important Brazilian cities such as Rio De Janeiro, Reife (northern Brazil) and Porte Alegre (southern Brazil) after the World Cup - June 12-July 13.

The festival, with focus on parallel art movies, is organised by Tantri Arte, a production house run by film curator couple Jyothi, a Malayali and his Brazilian wife Carina Bini, in collaboration with Brazilian cultural ministry.

The couple has been working as a cultural link between Brazil and India for over 15 years, and the film festival was one of their major initiatives that received recognition of both the governments.

Jyothi said the films were being well received by the Brazilian cinema connoisseurs and critics with Adoor Gopalakrishnan's award-winning "Katha Purushan" winning special accolades.

The couple organised the Indian film festivals in five Brazilian cities during 2011 and 2012. For their 2012 efforts, which saw the screening of 35 Indian films during a month, they won official recognition as the Best Foreign Film Festival.

The fest was curated to bring together top contemporary Indian cinema in different languages made by such maestros as Adoor, Girish Kasravalli, Shyam Benegal, and Anand Gandhi among others, Jyothi said.

Source: Brazil Sun

Nellore HO under Vijayawada Region rolled out to CBS

Shri B. V. Sudhakar Chief PMG AP Circle inaugurating CBS of Nellore HO (Vijayawada Region). Shri M. Sampath PMG, Shri K. Somasundaram DPS and Shri P. Vishwanatham SSP were attended the inauguration function. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Reminder to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w holding for meeting for cadre restructuring of IP cadre

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Cadre Restructure/2014                 dated  :     19/5/2014.

Ms P. Gopinath
Secretary (Posts),  
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :    Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

Respected Madam,  

Kindly refer to this Associations letter of even number dated 30/4/2014 vide which it was requested to call immediate meeting with the members of this Association for discussion of cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre, but till date nothing is heard from Directorate.

This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ cadre has been finalised by Department on 28th April 2014 under the chairmanship of Shri V. P. Singh, DDG (P). As you know that second cadre review case of Inspectors and ASPs is pending since long in the files of Directorate. The recommendation of second cadre review committee that gave its report in the year 1990 has not been executed till now. Today DOP is the only organization where career progression Scheme for Inspector Posts stand relegated to back seat.

            IP/ASP Association many-a-times brought to the notice of the Department about the stagnation being faced in the cadre of IPs/ASPs and the long span of service running up to 24 to 25 years which IP/ASP have to put in, before getting promotion to PS Gr. B cadre. However, it was assured by the officers that this will be looked into at the time of cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

            It is therefore once again requested your kind honour to kindly call immediate meetings (before your retirement) with the members of this Association for the discussion of cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre and finalisation thereof as has been done for other cadres.

Waiting for an immediate action.
          Yours Sincerely, 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Circle Conference....Kerala Circle

It has been reported by Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Kerala Branch that 42nd Biennial Circle Conference will be held at Michaels Land Resort, Kannamaly, Kochi on 24th and 25th May 2014.

All the members are requested to attend the conference and make it a grand success. CS Kerala has made all the arrangements. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee dissolves 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee today dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect, completing a formality before the constitution of the new House.

"The President accepted the advice of the Cabinet and today signed the Order dissolving the 15th Lok Sabha in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sub-clause (b) of Clause (2) Article 85 of the Constitution," Rashtrapati Bhavan Press Secretary Venu Rajamony said.

The outgoing Union Cabinet, in its last meeting yesterday under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had advised the President to dissolve the 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect.

After this, parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath had called upon the President and handed over a decision of Cabinet with the recommendation.

The BJP secured majority on its own in the elections for the 16th Lok Sabha by winning 282 seats where as Congress could bag only 44.

The Election Commission will now be submitting the list of newly elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha to the President.

The list containing the names of all 543 members of parliament will be handed over to the President by a three-member EC team headed by chief election commissioner V S Sampath.

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Consolidated nominated list of CPIOs and First Appellate Authorities - Kerala / Bihar Circle

To view the circle wise CPIOs/Appellate Authorities, please CLICK ON circles name KERALA / BIHAR 

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

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

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

To view the list of CPIOs and Appellate Authorities of Tamil Nadu Circle, please CLICK HERE. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Letter to DDG (P) i/c/w issue of revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/CRC/2012                                     Dated :     16 /5/2014.

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

Subject : Issue of revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B Cadre…reg

Respected Sir,   
This Association indeed to bring to your kind notice that, PS Gr. B Recruitment Rules are not revised since years together and as per the clause 3.1.5 of Department of Personnel and Training OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 31st December 2010 “The Recruitment Rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view to effecting such changes as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reduction in the strength of the lower and higher level posts”. This Association has already submitted the detailed proposal under letter dated 4/7/2011 (copy enclosed) regarding distribution of quota for PS Gr. B Examination and Sr. Postmaster Examination.

It is further bring to your kind notice that despite issue of reminders under letter of even number dated 15/7/2013, 19/11/2013, 6/1/2014 and 17/4/2014  the issue of finalization of Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre as per the suggestions given by this Association and reduction of the share of General Line Officials from 6% to 3% in the LDCE for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre have not been resolved even after lapse of considerable period. Due to these reasons, Department has not conducted the LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013 and also Sr. Postmaster’s Examination from 2010 onwards.

It is therefore urged to kindly finalize the RRs of PS Gr. B cadre and reduce the share of General Line officials in LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B at the earliest and also communicate the vacancy position well in advance to DE Division to hold the examination separately for the year 2013 and 2014.                                                                                          
                                                                               Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for necessary action to :

The Director (R & P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. He is requested to refer SR Division letter No. 09-01/2014-SR dated 11th January 2014. LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013 and 2014 may be conducted separately after revision of Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre only.
(Vilas Ingale)

General Secretary