Sunday, August 28, 2016

Commemorative stamp on Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy – 27th August 2016.

Suttur Simhasana Mahasansthana Math is about one thousand years old in the ancient cultural and religious history of Karnataka. In the 10th Century Sri Shivarathri seer did penance for a very long time in Siddhagiri hills and came to the south and engaged in penance again at Suttur. Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji was the 23rd pontiff of the Suttur Mutt.

Born on 29th August 1916, Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji did his primary education at Suttur itself with his previous name as Sri Puttaswamy. His parents’ Sri Mallikarjunaswami and Shrimathi Marammanni were the residents of Srikshetra. Sri Shivarathreeshwara took the blessed one into his fold and officially named him as Sri Shivarathri Rajendraswamy. Sri Swamiji took to studying Sanskrit at the tender age of 8 in Mysuru as a disciple of the great Sanskrit scholar Basavaraja Shastri. On 24th February 1928 when Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy was only twelve years old, he was anointed with the responsibilities of the Sri Math. After taking on the responsibilities of the Sri Math, Sri Rajendraswamy got engaged in social services. With the intention of supporting poor students who would otherwise drop out from education, Swamiji started free hostels. The student hostels have grown in number in several places and have provided boarding and lodging facility to thousands of children and have supported in their education. Sri Rajendra Swamiji who succeeded the Math with a great religious legacy, did not limit himself only to religious activities, but responded to the inequality, poverty and misery in the society. The services of the Math were extended very appropriately to the society. Much before India attained independence, the seer had identified that it is lack of education which was the root cause of problems faced by the masses and started the JSS Mahavidyapeetha in 1954 for providing education. Under the aegis of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, he started schools and colleges, hostels and hospitals that led to social development.

On the occasion of valedictory ceremony of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy a commemorative Stamp in denomination of Rs. 5 was released on Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamy by Minister for State (Independent Charge) Communications Shri Manoj Sinha in presences of Saints and other dignitaries on 27th August 2016 at the function held at Suttur Mutt in Mysore District.



Commemorative Stamps on Indian Metal Crafts – 26th August 2016.

Indian artisans knew the art of metalworking since 3000 B.C. The beautiful figurine of the dancing girl belonging to the Indus valley civilization bears testimony of this fact. This indicates the high level of workmanship attained by ancient craftsmen. In India craftsmen use different metals like iron, copper, silver and alloys like bronze, bell metal, white metal etc. to make a variety of items such as pots, pans, utensils, photo frames, sculptures of deities, mythological figures and animals etc. Items like doorknobs, taps, key chains, boxes etc. are also made, using different metals.

A variety of metalwork can be seen from different parts of the country. The Ladakh region of Kashmir is known for traditional vessels made out of iron and brass. The craftsmen of Kashmir are known for richly engraved traditional household items like bowls, samovars, plates and trays. Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh is world famous for its range of brass items. A wide range of household items like pots, trays, bowls and decorative pieces are made here. Making of bronze sculptures is common in Palitana in Gujarat. The sculptures made here depict themes from Jain religion. In Rajasthan Jaipur is the main center for brass engraving and lacquering. Items such as photo frames, bowls, plates, boxes etc. Ethnic designs and floral patterns, hunting scenes etc are hammered or embossed on the surface. Madhya Pradesh has its own traditional metal ware tradition. Andhra Pradesh has a rich tradition of metal craft. Andhra Pradesh is also famous for Bidri ware. Silver filigree work from Andhra and Orissa is famous for its intricate designs made out thin silver wires. Brassware from Tamil Nadu comprises of decorated traditional lamps, used in religious functions, while Kerala is famous for its polished bronze mirrors.

Department of Posts released a set of six commemorative stamps, Miniature Sheet and Sheetlet on Indian Metal Crafts on 26th August 2016. Set of six stamps depicts Iron Surahi (pitcher) and Bronze Nataraja (depiction of the God Shiva performing divine dance), Copper Pandan (container used to store betel leaf, betel nut, dry tobacco, lime etc.), Brass Incense Burner, Silver Spouted Lota (spherical water vessel) and Gold Gajalakshmi Lamp (lamp with motif of Lakshmi, the deity of wealth).





DPC : PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17 : Updation of records.

This is in-continuation to the post dated 23/8/2016.

The latest information on non joining to PS Gr. B cadre received from Circle Secretaries are as under:

The date of joining of officers promoted vide Directorate vide memo No. 9-02/2015(I)-SPG dated 09-06-2016 in supplementary DPC was required at Directorate to update the records and calculation of vacancies for ensuing DPC. The present position received from CS is as mentioned in the last column.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Present circle of posting
New Circle / Unit of posting on promotion
Date of joining
Present Position
1
Kuldeep Singh
Haryana
Haryana
No available
CS Haryana Not reported to CHQ
2
S. Murali Krishna
AP
Tamil Nadu
-do-
Likely to join on
29-8-2016
3
Ram Nath Sharma
Bihar
Bihar
-do-
Joined on 19-8-2016
4
Y. V. Patel
Gujarat
Gujarat
-do-
Disc Case pending. Hence not relieved on promotion

The present position/status of disciplinary cases pending against following officers are not reported to Directorate and it is not known as to whether the officers were joined to their new assignment after completion of punishment etc or otherwise.  The present status is noted in the last column.

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Present circle of posting
New Circle / Unit of posting on promotion
Remarks
Present Position
1
M. Audinarayana
AP
Tamil Nadu
What is present status
Not relieved
2
Meena J R
UP
UP
-do-
Not relieved

The date of joining of following officers in PS Gr. B cadre who were promoted under memo No. 9-02/2015-SPG dated 10.11.2015 (i.e. regular DPC for the year 2015-16) which was required at Directorate. The present status is noted against each.   

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Present circle of posting
New Circle / Unit of posting on promotion
Present status
12
Shaikh Kalam
Bihar
Bihar
Joined on
23-8-2016
14
C R Nagaraj Rao
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Disc case pending, hence KTK not relieved
15
S. Linga Setty
Karnataka
Karnataka
Joined on
23-3-2016 & retiring on 31-8-2016
21
M. M. Maheshwari
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Posting order awaited from UP
62
Madhab Mukherjee
West Bengal
West Bengal
Joined on
26-11-2015



Income Tax Slabs & Rates for Financial Year 2016-2017 (Assessment Year 2017-2018)

INCOME TAX SLABS & RATES FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2016 - 2017 (ASSESSMENT YEAR 2017 - 2018)

Additional tax benefit of Rs.5000/- under Section 87A, if Income is upto Rs.5,00,000/-.

3% Extra Surcharge on total Tax.

Section 80GG: Deduction amount under 80GG increased from Rs 24,000 per annum to Rs 60,000 per annum. Section 80GG is applicable for all the individuals who do not own a residential house & do not get HRA (House Rent Allowance). 

Section 87A Rebate : Benefit of Rs 5,000 upto the income of Rs 5,00,000. If you are earning below Rs 5 lakh, you can save an additional Rs 3,000 in taxes. Tax rebate under Section 87A has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000. Effectively, this means now the basic exemption is of Rs 3 lakh. 

Surcharge : 15 % Surcharge on income of more than 1 crore rupees yearly has been proposed, earlier it was 10 %. 

National Pension System : 40% of corpus withdrawal at the time of retirement will be tax exempted. 

Section 80EE – First time Home Buyers can claim an additional Tax deduction of up to Rs 50,000 on home loan interest payments u/s 80EE. 

The home loan should have been sanctioned in FY 2016-17 

Loan amount should be less than Rs 35 Lakh 

The value of house should not be more than Rs 50 Lakh 

INCOME TAX RATES FOR GENERAL CATEGORY (NON SENIOR CITIZENS):


INCOME TAX RATES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS (60 YEARS & ABOVE, BUT BELOW 80 YEARS):


INCOME TAX RATES FOR VERY SENIOR CITIZENS (80 YEARS & ABOVE):



Training on India Post Payment Bank

Training programme for PS Gr. B Officers (including Sr.PM / ADPS etc) on 'India Post Payment Bank Sensitization' for officers working in Maharashtra circle is organised at Rajhans Hall, Nagpur GPO (1st floor) on 29/8/2016. 


Circle Conference : Madhya Pradesh Circle

It has been reported by Shri Praveen Shrivastava, Circle Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, Madhya Pradesh Circle that their 38th Biennial Circle Conference will be held at Ujjain on the Sunday,11-09-2016. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Promotion and Postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfers / postings of regular HAG officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26th August 2016

To view Directorate Memo No. 1-3/2016-SPG dated 26th August 2016, please CLICK HERE.

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the service - order dated 26th August 2016

To view Directorate Memo No. 1-4/2016-SPG dated 26th August 2016, please CLICK HERE. 

Transfer / Postings in the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26.08.2016

To view Directorate Memo No. 2-5/2016-SPG dated 26th August 2016, please CLICK HERE. 

Revision of foreign postage rates of letter post items with effect from 1.09.2016

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

To view, Gazette notification please CLICK HERE. 

Extension of benefits of (Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity) to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)- regarding.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

CWC : Kerala Circle

All India Postal Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts Kerala Circle Branch is holding their special Circle Working Committee Meeting at Hotel K. K. International Kochi on 26.8.2016 at 10.00 am. 

Postal cover, coin, statue to mark Mother Teresa's sainthood

Press Trust of India | Kolkata August 23, 2016

To mark Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony in Vatican on September 4, a postal cover, coin and statue will be dedicated to the late Roman Catholic nun. 

Made of pure silk, India Post will release a special postal and numismatic cover of Mother Teresa, the first of its kind, on September 2.

"A five-rupee commemorative coin issued by the Indian government in 2010 to mark the centenary birth celebrations of the legend will be engraved on the cover. This is a special feature as it combines the two collectible items of coins and stamps," eminent philatelist Alok K Goyal, who designed the stamps, said. 

The collectors' item will be released in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. 

Besides this, the Republic of Macedonia, where Teresa was born in 1910, has also announced to release a special gold-plated silver coin on the Nobel laureate. 

The coin will have a face value of 100 Macedonian Denars and will be released next month. 

Up to 5,000 pieces of the coin will be minted for the global market out of which 50 will be made available for the Indian market, said Goyal, an international dealer in unusual stamps and coins. 

At the centre of the coin is a statue of Mother Teresa dressed in her trademark plain white sari with three blue stripes along its border. 

The coin also has the image of a clematis flower known as "Matka Teresa" (Mother Teresa) bred by Stefan Franczak, Polish Jesuit monk. 


It also carries the Latin inscription "Sancta Teresia de Calcutta" (Saint Teresa of Calcutta).
"We are hoping that this coin will be a hit not only 

in the Indian market but all over the world as she has her fans in every corner," Goyal, who represents the International Coin House in India, said. 

In Kolkata, where Mother Teresa had worked all her life and established the Missionaries of Charity, a life-size bronze statue of her will be installed at the Bishop House next to the statue of Pope John Paul II this Thursday, on the eve of her birth anniversary. 

Built by Church Art, a Kolkata-based firm engaged in making various works of art, the 5.5 feet long statue is made of bronze imported from Italy. 

The statue has been donated by Namit Bajoria, Designate Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata. 

Teresa was born in Skopje, the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, before she left her parental home as an 18-year-old to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish Community of nuns with missions in India. 

For over 40 years, she served the poorest of the poor and disabled on the streets of Kolkata. For her services, she received 124 awards and distinctions, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna.

At a gala ceremony on September 4, she will be declared a saint by the Church which has recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out after her death in 1997. 

The government of Macedonia has also announced that they will mark the declaration of Mother Teresa as a saint with several events.

Source : http://www.business-standard.com

CHQ donation........

Following members have directly credited the amount in the SB account on 18/8/2016 to 24/8/2016. CHQ thanks to officers for their co-operation and expected from who have yet not remitted/credited. 

Sl. No.
Name of Officer
Designation
Office
Amount donated
Amount where deposited SOL id
1
Shri A. R. Khorate
ADPS
o/o PMG, Goa Region, Panaji (Maharashtra)
1500
40001400
2
Ganesh Sonune
SDI (P)
Paratwada Amraoti
1000
44480500
3
Unknown
-
-
1000
26364500
4
Unknown
-
-
1000
41100100
5
Unknown
-
-
2000
63200100
6
Unknown
-
Tamil Nadu
5000
63670100
7
Unknown
-
-
1000
40000100
8
C.D.Kajrolkar
ASP
Mumbai RMS
1000
40000100
9
Unknown
-
-
1000
44520401
10
R P Ghumare
SRM
Central Stg Division Mumbai
1000
40000100
11
Unknown
-
-
2000
40000100
12
Unknown
-
-
1000
18410100
13
R. K Binwal
ASP
Nainital (Uttarakhand)
1100
26300200
14
Lalit Joshi
President
Uttaakhand  (CHQ quota)
3000
40001400
15
Unknown
-
-
1500
44100100
16
Unknown
-
-
1000
41560500
17
Unknown
-
-
1000
67010100
18
S.L.Parab
Supdt
PSD Mumbai
1000
40060100
19
Sachin Dandekar
IP (Mails)
o/o PMG Mumbai
1000
40000100
20
Aseef Iqbal
IP
Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu)
1000
61260501
21
Smt. P. V. Kamat
ASP
APSO (Fgn) Mumbai
1000
40009900
22
Pasupathi C.
ASP
Thanjavur South Sub Div. (Tamil Nadu)
1000
61300100