Thursday, August 28, 2014


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DOP delivered stamp blow up to Master Blaster and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar

During Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series against the West Indies in November 2013, the Mumbai Cricket Association paid numerous tributes to the master blaster, one of which was to issue a commemorative postage stamp in legend's honour. On first day of Test match a commemorative postage stamp on 'Sachin Tendulkar 200th Test Match' was released on 14th November 2013 by the then MoC. 

Shri P.K. Bisoi, Cheif PMG, Maharashtra Circle handed over stamp blowup to Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar at his residence on 26th August 2014

Cadre Restructuring Committee submitted report on cadre restructure of Gr. C in DOP

The committee constituted for cadre restructuring of Gr. C cadre by Department vide memo No. 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 23/10/2013 held its discussions on 27/11/2013, 5/2/2014 and 28/4/2014 with the representatives of unions and now submitted their report. 

To view the cadre restructuring committee's report and copy of minutes, please CLICK HERE. 

Association's impact : Directorate ordered Circles to consider transfer cases of all surplus qualified IPs.

CHQ is frequently receiving calls from surplus qualified Inspector Posts regarding their transfer under Rule 38 to their parent circle. All are aware that CHQ has pursued this issue vigorously with Directorate from time to time and also succeeded in many cases. The list of surplus qualified IPs who are seeking inter-circle transfer under Rule 38 to their parent circle provided by CHQ under letter No. GS/AIAIASP/Rule-38/TFR-IP/2014 dated 24/3/2014 was approved by Directorate vide memo No. 141-121/2014-SPB-II dated 21st July 2014 with direction to Chhattisgarh / Gujarat / Himachal Pradesh / Jharkhand / Madhya Pradesh / Maharashtra / North East / Odisha / Rajasthan / Uttar Pradesh/ Uttarakhand and West Bengal circles to consider the inter-circle transfer cases of surplus qualified IPs to their parent circle and adjust them against the promotee quota vacancies for the current year.

To view full copies of Directorate memo No. 141-121/2014-SPB-II dated 21st July 2004 along with Associations letter No. GS/AIAIASP/Rule-38/TFR-IP/2014 dated 24/3/2014, please CLICK HERE.
Now concerned IPs are requested to pursue the issue with their Circle and Circle Secretary and in case of any obstacle, they may approach to CHQ.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EPFO retains interest rate at 8.75% for current fiscal

NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO's trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent. 

"It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after the meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision making body of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). 

The EPFO has about 5 crore subscribers and the decision will have a bearing on their retirement fund. 

The decision to retain the interest rate on the provident fund deposits at last year's level was taken despite some protest by the trade union members of the CBT, sources said. 

The final notification for payment of the interest rate for the current fiscal will be issued by the finance ministry later.

The EPFO had provided 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for 2013-14, which was higher than 8.5 per cent paid for the previous fiscal. 

Source : TOI

Air India offers tickets for Rs 100

NEW DELHI: Air India will sell tickets for Rs 100 (taxes extra) for five days from Wednesday — which it will celebrate as Air India Day to commemorate the merger of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India on this day in 2007.

"On this occasion Air India is launching the Air India Offer for its travellers. Under the scheme tickets will be offered for Rs 100/- apart from all applicable taxes. The sale of these tickets will be made only through the Air India website for five days from August 27 to 31 2014 for travel between August 27 and September 30, 2014, only," an AI statement said.

This is the first time that the airline will be celebrating the Air India Day. A function will be held to celebrate the day and also to award the meritorious employees of Air India.

Source : TOI 

NCJCM wrote to 7th CPC on DA Merger & IR

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Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants & other Medical devices under CGHS

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7CPC : Members of Karnataka Branch met with Joint Secretary at Bangalore

As per the request of Sri Manjunatha Hubballi Circle Secretary Karnataka Circle, CHQ has permitted the Officer Bearers of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts Karnataka Branch to meet with Joint Secretary and other members of 7CPC during the camp at Kumara Park, Bangalore and explain the cadre grievances of our cadre and also discuss the issues mentioned in our Memorandum. 

Accordingly, Sri Tarkesh ASP o/o CPMG Bangalore, Sri Hariram IP o/o CPMG, Bangalore, Sri Ramesh ASP o/o South Karnataka Region,  Sri P Chidanand ASP o/o Bellary Division, Sri H B Hasabi ASP o/o SPOs, Bagalkot Division met with Shri Jayanth Sinha Joint Secretary and other members of 7CPC on 25/8/2014 and explained about cadre grievances listed in the Memorandum in detailed. Joint Secretary and other members listen the grievances our cadre in a very positive manner & assured to consider the genuine problems of the cadre favorably. The copy of Memorandum also handed over to Joint Secretary. 

CHQ thanks to Karnataka Branch for their active part in 7CPC issue. 

India Post to connect its offices through CBS and also plans to roll out 3000 ATMs

MUMBAI: Preparing itself to start commercial banking operations, India post announced the launch of over 1000 ATMs in the near feature. It will also enable core banking solution CBS at its 25000 offices over the next year.

Speaking at a financial inclusion conclave a senior official of India post elaborated on the technology initiatives in reaching the post off account holders. "We have invested around Rs 5000 crore in technology since 2012. Already 676 postal offices are connected through CBS. By March 2016, 25000 offices will be on CBS," said Kalpana Tewari, Member (Planning and Technology), Department of Post.

"We plan to roll out 3000 ATM by FY18, of which 1000 will be in the near future," she said. The department is already running a pilot in Chennai and Delhi. Once it gets stream lined and RBI allows interoperability even other bank account holders willl be able to transact through the ATMs. India Post is already on the RBI's electronics funds transfer platform.

India Post's banking technology system is being built by Infosys, while TCS is setting up the CBS platform. If the postal system in the country is on CBS, it means that a post office savings or deposit account holder will be able to operate his account from any post office in any geographic location in India, the same way one can operate a commercial bank account these days.

India Post already has a tripartite arrangement with the Andhra Pradesh government to disburse MNERGA payments online through the postal network in the states. It is also working on similar such initiatives with other states.

India Post has already indicated its intention to apply for a Payments Bank licence under the RBI's proposed differentiated licences scheme though it did not get any favourable response from the banking regulator in its initial attempt at getting a commercial banking licence. "We are awaiting to see how the final guidelines fit in the benefit of the organisation," Tewari said.

Source:-The Economic Times

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act,2013-Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year-regarding.

To view DoPT memo dated 25/8/2014, please CLICK HERE.

Holding of DPC for the promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the vacancy year 2014-15

It has been decided by Directorate to hold DPC for promotion to Junior time Scale (JTS) of Indian Postal Service (IPoS) for the vacancy year 2014-15. The list of officers in the zone of consideration is circulated to all circles with a direction that, each circles APMG /AD (staff) will personally hand over the requisite information to Directorate on allotted date to their circle. 

To see the copy of Directorate DO letter and list of officers falling within the ZoC, please CLICK HERE. 

Grant of Split Duty Allowance - for the further period of 3 years w. e. f. 1/7/2011 to 30/6/2014, on existing rate

To view Directorate memo No. 6-3/2002-PE-II dated 12th August 2014, please CLICK HERE.

Circle Conference....Uttarakhand Circle

It has been reported by Shri Deepak Sharma, Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts that Pre-Circle Working Committee Meeting and Biennial Circle Conference of Uttarakhand Circle will be held on 30/8/2014 and 31/8/2014 at Agarwal Dharmashala, 1st floor hall, Near Railway Station, Dehradun. Dehradun respectively. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w enhancement of rate of honorarium to IO/PO for conducting inquiries under Rule-10

No. GS/AIAIASP/GDS-Hon/2013                                    dated :    25/8/2014

Ms Kavery Banerjee,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sub: Grant of honorarium to part time Inquiry Officers/ Presenting Officers for conducting inquiries under Rule-10 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 and revision of financial powers delegated to CPMG for sanction of the Honorarium.

Ref:   Directorate memo No C-32016/03/2005-VP dated 23.08.2005.

Respected Madam,
        IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 22/6/2013 followed by reminders dated 13/9/2013 and 11/11/2013, 1/2/2014, 25/4/2014 and 23/6/2014 whereby it was brought to the notice that, Directorate vide memo No 32016/12/2011-VP dated 04.07.2011 on the basis of notification issued by DOP&T has revised honorarium rates for Inquiry Officers/ Presenting Officers engaged for conducting departmental enquiries which was further revised on 8.1.2013. Under the existing structure, minimum Rs 5000/- and Maximum 10000/- are required to be sanctioned as honorarium if the enquiry is completed within stipulated time frame. But no such revision whatsoever has been made for IO/PO for conducting GDS inquiries, perhaps this was not part of DOP&T memo as no such cadre exists in any other department except DOP.

        It is further bring to your kind notice that the minimum rate of honorarium have already been revised for departmental inquiries and the FR 46 B also stood amended (vide MOF, DOE I.CU.O.No.4.2/5/2008-IC dated 29.01.2009). The issue in question was discussed at length with the then Secretary (Posts) and OSD to Secretary (Posts) in the informal meeting held on 23/9/2013. During the course of dialogue, both the officers apprehending the position, assured that Department will re-look into the matter and shall accordingly convey the approval, but till date nothing is heard from Directorate despite issue of above captioned reminders.

        It is therefore requested to pass an order to resolve this long pending issue at the earliest.
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :

Shri Aman Sharma, OSD to Secretary (Posts), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

Secretary (Posts) i/c/w cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Cadre Restructure/2014                      dated  :     25/8/2014.

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

Subject :   Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

Respected Madam, 

We would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 30/4/2014 followed by reminder dated 19/5/2014 whereby it was brought to the notice that, cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ cadre was finalised by Department on 28th April 2014 under the Chairmanship of Shri V. P. Singh, DDG (P). Everybody knows that second cadre review case of Inspector Posts and ASPs is pending since long in the files of Directorate.

We would like to further bring to your kind notice that the recommendation of second cadre review committee that gave its report in the year 1990 has not been executed by the Directorate till date and due to this, the stagnation is being faced in the cadre of IPs/ASPs and long span of service running up to 24 to 25 years which IP/ASP has to put in, before getting promotion to PS Gr. B cadre. During the course of informal meetings with officers of Directorate it was assured that this will be looked into at the time of cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre, but unfortunately as on date neither the representatives of this cadre are called for discussion of cadre restructuring nor the proposal submitted by this Association for merger of ASP cadre into PS Gr. B cadre is materialised. This issue is dealt in Directorate file No. 25-35/2011-PE-I.

        It is therefore once again requested your kind honour to kindly call immediate meetings 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.

An early order in the matter is requested with a line in reply.

        Yours Sincerely,

 (Vilas Ingale)

General Secretary

Circle Conference.....Tamil Nadu Circle

41st Biennial Circle Conference of Tamil Nadu Circle was held at Tiruchendur on 21st and 22nd August 2014. The following office bearers are unanimously elected;

1. President : Shri M. Newton Balakrishnan, ASP Tiruchendur Sub Division (M-9442160810)

2. Circle Secretary : Shri S. Aruldoss, ASP Thiruvarur Sub Division, Thiruvarur (M-9443075002)

3. Circle Treasurer : Shri P. V. Sekar, ASP (HQ) Cuddalore Division (M-9443093734)

CHQ wishes them and their team a best of luck.

Friday, August 22, 2014

No Credit/Debit Card or Netbanking facility, still online rail ticket booking may be possible

Looking to tap into the large mass of passengers that do not have  access to internet banking or debit cards, a pilot project for cash on delivery of train tickets will start next month from Delhi. Within six months, the service will be extended to over 150 cities.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has tied up with a private player for ‘e-dakiya’ cash on delivery services on a separate portal,

The domain name is registered with Anduril Technologies, which will manage the project, according to IRCTC executives.
The service will cost more as the private player will charge Rs 60 for delivery of a ticket in an air-conditioned compartment and Rs 40 for a ticket in ones without air-conditioning.
These charges are over and above the IRCTC’s service fee, bank charges and other taxes.
Tatkal tickets can be bought and no preference will be given in the booking process to the private player.
This company will act as a travel agent without blocking availability of tickets for passengers buying e-tickets.
At a time when e-commerce players are plagued by high product returns ordered through cash on delivery, IRCTC says it is guarded against this risk.
The private partner will pay IRCTC upfront for all booked tickets. The risk related to collecting cash and delivery lies with the private player,” said an IRCTC executive.
IRCTC books more than half of all reserved train tickets.
In 2013, about 140.6 million e-tickets were booked on the IRCTC portal.
“The idea is to reach consumers who do not have debit cards or who are not comfortable sharing bank details online.
“This project can take a lot of load off booking counters as more people will booking online,” said an official from the information technology department of the railways.
IRCTC earlier provided an  i-ticket service where tickets were delivered to passengers who paid for them online.
But soon after e-ticketing took off.
The i-ticket service was taken off the new IRCTC portal because very few people used the service, said IRCTC executives.
A new e-ticketing system developed by the Centre of Railway Information Systems was launched by IRCTC recently with a capacity to book 7,200 tickets per minute.

Instructions from DoPT - Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014

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Civil Services Examination, 2015

To read the news about attempt by candidates, please CLICK HERE.

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w holding of DPCS for the promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr.A / PS Gr. B and issue of repatriation orders

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/DPC-Gr.B/2014                                  Dated:    22/8/2014

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

Sub: Request for convening of timely DPCs and repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to Home Circle.

Respected Madam,
Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 16/6/2014 vide which it was requested to convene pending JTS DPC, supplementary DPC for promotion to cadre of PS Gr. B and issue repatriation order of PS Gr. B officers to their home circles, but till date these vital issues are not resolved despite several telephonic calls to the concerned officers of Directorate.
This Association would like to again bring to your kind notice that a large number of STS/JTS vacancies are lying vacant in each and every Circles since long and PS Gr. B officers are officiating against these posts creating resultant vacancies in Gr. B in Circles and imbalance thereof upto IP/ASP level affecting timely promotion in each cadre and repatriation of deserving PS Gr. B officers to their home circle. Secondly, supplementary DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B cadre is badly delayed for one or other the reasons best known to Directorate and regular DPC for the year 2014-15 is also overdue. Last year Directorate has timely convened regular DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B vide memo No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 10/10/2013 and issued promotional orders of 156 officers.  
It is therefore once again requested to your kind honour to pass an orders to (a) convene pending JTS DPC for the year 2013-14 without further delay, and also start the process for the year 2014-15 (b) call for the records from all circles to convene regular DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for year 2014-15 and simultaneously convene supplementary DPC for PS Group B for 22 vacancies of 2013-14 (c) issue repatriation orders of PS Gr. B /JTS officers to their home circle against vacancies up to December 2014 before ensuing Ganesh Festival.
An immediate action along with a line of reply will be highly appreciated.
         With Regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) be implemented in all central government offices

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Express Parcel and Business Parcel

Allocation of exclusive Bar Code Series for Speed Post Articles containing Passport for Regional Passport Offices

To view Directorate's memo No. 30-35/2013-D dated 13/8/2014, please CLICK HERE.

PO Guide Part-I Rule 26(c) modified

To view Directorate's memo No. 1-3/2014-PO dated 22/8/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

SB order 9/2014 : Revision of maximum limit of subscription in a Financial Year of PPF Account

To view SB order 9/2014, please CLICK HERE.

CAT Case : Upgradation of GP of Inspector Posts....updates!!!

OA No.289/13 filed by the Association came up for hearing before the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench on 20/8/2014. Department has filed additional reply to the rejoinder filed by our Association. The Hon'ble Tribunal after taking the additional reply on record has posted the case to 29/9/2014 for final hearing. 



Release of commemorative postage stamps on Indian musicians on 3/9/2014

Department has decided to release commemorative postage stamps and stationary items on following eminent musicians on 3rd September in a function.
1) Ravi Shankar 2) Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi 3) P. K. Pattammal  4) Gangubai Hangal  5) Kumar Gandharva  6) Vilayat Khan   7) Mallikarjun Mansur  8) Ali Akbar Khan
To get these new set of stamps at your door steps without cost, open a Philately Deposit Account (PDA) at Philatelic Bureax for only Rs. 200/-.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Central Government Employees need to improve punctuality

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has asked Secretaries of all central departments to intensify the crackdown on government employees who are found to be “habitually late” in reaching office. Seth, in his July 31 missive, has specifically cited concerns expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. 
Stating that the onus lies on the Secretaries to make the staff more work-oriented, the letter says that Modi has taken cognizance of some official reports which say that there has been no visible improvement in the ambience of the workplaces while “some officials have been habitually coming late” to work.

“In some departments, the ministers have noticed the laxity in this regard. The PM has expressed concern over these reports,” says the letter.

The government is waiting for the success of its drive to make its employees punctual, which can happen on “continued perseverance by every employee,” it says. Cautioning the Secretaries against any “slippages” in this regard, Seth has asked them to review the situation on a sustained basis.

At a meeting with the Secretaries in June also, Seth had emphasised the need to ensure punctuality and attendance.

Two Secretary level officers told The Indian Express that a Joint Secretary level officer has been informally deputed in each ministry to keep a check on attendance. Though the letter does not spell out the punitive action in case of continued poor attendance, it is learnt that the defaulters may have to take compulsory leave. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Highlights of Prime Minister’s Address on Independence Day

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Amendments in the rules for Civil Services Examination to be held by UPSC in 2014

To view Gazette Notification, please CLICK HERE. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Motor Vehicles Act will be changed to end corruption in RTO offices, says Gadkari

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 

19-August-2014 16:34 IST 

The government today said that it will introduce Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill in the next session of Parliament to end malpractices in Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the country. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari said here that the Amendment Bill is being made, based on the best practices of developed countries like USA, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Germany and the UK. He said, the Motor Vehicles Act has become obsolete and it needs to be changed for ending corruption in RTO offices. He said, the transport department will be linked to e-governance for bringing total transparency and easy and hassle-free services to the people.  

Addressing the Indian Road Congress meeting, Shri Gadkari said that he had committed to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that Road Transport, Shipping and Inland Waterways will yield Two Percent extra to the GDP of the country. He said that the Highways sector is passing through a bad phase and 19 out of 51 road projects had to be dropped for different reasons. He also lamented that not a single kilometre of highway network could be added in the month of July and pulled up officials and other stake holders to speed up the process to achieve the target of building 30 kms of highways per day in the next two years. Admitting that impediments like land acquisition bill, environmental clearances and Defence and Railways land had stalled many projects, the Minister informed that upto 80 percent of the projects stuck for environment and forest clearances have been solved and land acquisition process and clearances from Railways and Defence are being expedited. Shri Gadkari urged the Indian Roads Congress to concentrate on Research and Development and Designing as per the global standards. He said, this is the right time for the road sector and there will be no dearth of resources including foreign funding but all should focus on time-bound completion of projects.

Children Education Allowance for Central Government Employees - Annual Ceiling and Details of Admissible Institutions

While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child. 

The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month

These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014

The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognized institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

Source: CG Staff News

Monday, August 18, 2014

Holiday Declared on 19/08/2014 for Administrative and Operative offices located in Telangana State

To view Directorate's memo dated 14/8/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

CHQ Quota

In response to appeal made by CHQ, Chhattisgarh Circle has remitted a sum of Rs. 4000/- as CHQ quota for the year 2013-14 through cheque. Other circles are also requested to remit their quota immediately. 

My Stamps new designs launched.

India Post has launched 'My Stamp' at Indipex-2011, World Philatelic Exhibition on 12th February 2011. 17 different sheets were made available during the launch of 'My Stamps' having designs/themes of 12 diff. Sun signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer and Capricorn) Taj Mahal, Jungle lore (Wildlife: Indian lion, Indian elephant, Tiger, Rhino), Tales of Panchatantra (The lion and the rabit, The monkey and the crocodile, The crow and the snake and The tortoise and the geese, Full steam ahead (Locomotives: WP/1, 1963, WDM2, 1963, GIP No. 1, 1853 and F/1, 1895) and Flying high (Aeroplanes: LCA - Tejas, Dhruv and HT-2).
In the second phase four new designs on Flower theme (Lily, Dahlia, Cineraria and Pansy) were launched on 19th October, 2012.
As per the Directorate OM No. 17-5/2013-Phil, dated 22nd July 2014, 10 new themes of My Stamps have been launched, viz. Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Mysore Palace, Fairy Queen, Port Blair Island, Ajanta Caves, St. Francis Church and Greetings.
These new themes are based on local tourist attraction places. Therefor the distribution of the same has been prepared in view of the location of the above places, except Taj Mahal, Fairy Queen and Greetings which are distributed to all postal circles, rest of the themes are circulated only to the concerned circle headquarters. However My Stamp Counters and philatelic bureaux of the circles other than the philatelic bureau situated at circle headquarter can place their demand of My Stamp sheetlets to the philatelic bureau situated at circle headquarters.

Civil Services Examination (CSE), 2013 - Instructions regarding seeking exemption from attending Foundation Course (FC) starting 01.09.2014

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Happy Krishna Janmashtami to all members, wel wishers and track in viewers

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Holding of current charge of CGM, PLI Directorate

To view Directorate memo No. 1-10/2009-SPG dated 1/8/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Holding additional charge of CPMG, Madhya Pradesh circle

To view Directorate memo No. 1-10/2009-SPG dated 1/8/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Holding current charge of CGM, BD & M Directorate

To view Directorate memo No. 1-10/2009-SPG dated 1/8/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Willingness of the JTS/STS and PS Group 'B'officers for posting in Postal Directorate, RAK NPA, Ghaziabad and PTCs

To view Directorate memo No. 4-19/2014-SPG dated 31st July 2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Transfer policy to regulate transfer of Group A / Group B / Group C Officers / officials - Clarification

To view Directorate letter No. 141-141/2013-SPB.II dated 24th July 2014 addressed to CPMG, Gujarat Circle, Ahmedabad, please CLICK HERE. 


To view, please CLICK HERE. 

CHQ News......

1. Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle. 
     It is learnt that due to some administrative reasons information received from circles is not summarized. Clearance from Transfer and Placement committee is required before issue of orders.    

2. Supplementary DPC for the cadre of PS Gr. B

     It is confirmed that CRs/APARs from Odisha circle received at Directorate. As on date information from Bihar / Haryana / Kerala / Rajasthan / UP and WB is required at Directorate. Details of information required have already been placed on the blog. CS of these circles will once again see it and act accordingly. Due this, regular DPC for PS Gr. B may delay. An immediate action from CSs of these circles are required. 

3. DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2013-14

     Information of following two officers are yet not received at Directorate:
a)   Shri S. Modi (Odisha) : ACRs/APARs not received at Directorate.
b)  Shri P. R. Alia (Uttar Pradesh) : CRs for 2007-08 (from Uttarakhand Circle) and APARs 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2010-11 (from UP circle) not upgraded by circles.  

4. DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2014-15. 

   It is learnt that Directorate desire to keep the record ready to hold DPC for 2014-15 in near future. CRs/APARs of officers in the ZOC is being called for from all circles by hand through concerned circles APMG (Staff)/AD (Staff) by giving specific date.

Hon'ble MoC launched the 'e-Greetings Portal'

Hon’ble Minister for Communications and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched the “e-Greetings Portal” in the presence of Shri R.S. Sharma, Secretary Department of Electronics The e-Greetings portal has been developed by NIC as part of the the “Digital India” initiative of the Government of India. The current catalog of designs has been specifically designed for sending e-Greetings for the Independence Day,

Inaugurating the portal, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad exhorted all Government employees to send e-Greetings in future to save nature and money. He said the innovative beginning of the Information Technology (IT) department is in-consonance with the larger commitment of the honourable Prime Minister to ensure that there is a proper IT revolution in India followed by connectivity. He said “e-Greetings” on August 15 being created with the larger cooperation of the people of India through crowd sourcing is a step in the right direction.

The objective of the portal is to promote a contemporary and eco-friendly method of sending Greetings by Government officials and agencies to colleagues and friends. The portal allows users to select and send a greeting from several templates available for an occasion. The portal also allows users to select a quote of the Hon’ble PM to be sent as part of the greeting. The Departments can also customize the greetings by adding taglines relating to their programmes of public interest.

e-Greetings portal is unique as most of the creative designs for the Independence Day greetings have been crowd sourced through the recently launched MyGov portal. The campaign was enthusiastically received by MyGov users with 3572 designs submitted. Nearly twenty selected designs are available on the portal.

Launched with creative designs specific to the Independence Day, the creative designs for other national occasions and festivals are also being developed and will be made available on the e-Greeting portal from time to time.

While the portal was initially developed for government users, it is open to all citizens for sending greetings to their family and friends. Users can access the portal using the link The link will also be available on the India Portal and MyGov site. To send an e-Greeting, a user needs to be a registered user of the Government Email service/MyGov platform/India Gov platform.
Source : PIB

Central Government Employees under Lokpal Act, 2013

Under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, it is mandatory for every public servant, which includes Central Government employees also, to declare assets and liabilities in the manner provided by or under the said Act. 

Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, laying down the form and manner of submission of information and annual return.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Pesonnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh gave this information in Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Prabhat Jha.
Source : PIB

Government to consider amendments to Minimum Wages Act

New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to amend the Minimum Wages Act 1948, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

"The proposal to amend the Minimum Wages Act 1948 is under consideration," Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Under the provisions of Minimum Wages Act 1948, both central and state governments can fix, review and revise minimum wages of workers employed in the scheduled employment under their respective jurisdiction, Tomar said.

The appropriate governments have been empowered to notify any employment in the schedule where the number of employees is 1,000 or more in a state and fix rates of minimum wages in respect to employees employed therein, he said.

The minister said that presently there are 45 scheduled employments under central sphere and the workers employed in various mini cement plants and petroleum products outlets are not included in the scheduled employment of central sphere.

The rates of minimum wages fixed by central government are applicable to establishments under its authority, railways administration, mines, oilfields, major ports and corporations created under Acts of Parliament, he said.

In the unskilled section of agriculture sector, rates of wages including Variable Dearness Allowance per day with effect from April 1, 2014, are Rs 215, Rs 195 and Rs 193 in Area A, Area B and Area C respectively. Similarly for the highly skilled labourers in the same sector, it is Rs 283, 262 and Rs 235 for Areas A, B and C respectively.

Replying to another question, Tomar said that there are 56,90,636 beedi workers in the country as on July 31, 2014, in various states. Under various medical assistance given to thebeedi workers for different diseases, 31,74,440 workers benefited from various health schemes in 2013-14.

He said that there were 4,96,416 beneficiaries under educational schemes in 2013-14 while the number of beneficiaries under group insurance scheme in the same period was 7,02,320.

Re-Fixation of Inter-se-Seniority of PS Group B officers for year 2012

To view Directorate memo No. 9-34/2011-SPG dated 31/7/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Standard Questionnaire for visit to Mail Office.

To view Directorate memo No. 11-Misc/2014-Inspn. dated 31/7/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Clarification on differenct scenarious being faced or likely to be faced by Post Offices after implementation of CBS

To view SB order No. 8/2014, please CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


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No. D-11016/28/2007-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 31.07.2014
Office Memorandum
Subject: Opening of New Holiday Home at Udaipur (Rajasthan).
Construction of New Holiday Home at Udaipur (Rajasthan) has been completed and it has been decided to commence the booking of new holiday home at Udaipur with immediate effect. As per existing categories, the holiday home at Udaipur comes under Category `A’ and accordingly, rates of booking will be charged. The Holiday Home is located at ‘G’ Block, Hiran Nagari, Sector-14, Near C.A. Circle, Udaipur-313001 which is about 21 km from Maharana Pratap Air Port Udaipur, 6 km from Bus stand, 6 km from Udaipur City Station and 3 km from Rana Pratap Station. Sh Umesh Jain is present caretaker of holiday home at Udaipur and his Mobile No. is 09414003493.
Assistant Director of Estates(Regions)