Thursday, January 18, 2018

GDS result declared

To view, GDS result of Assam, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujrat and Tamil Nadu, please CLICK HERE 


Simplification of Referral System Under CGHS

issuance of ATM/Debit Card to SB Accounts self operated by Minors beyond the age of 10 years: Department of Posts Order

FAQs on the time limit for disposal of disciplinary cases

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - reg.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

AddendumIII-SB Order No.15/2017-Mandatory use of Savings Account for credit of maturity/premature value, monthly/quarterly/yearly interest in case of MIS/SCSS/TD accounts and investments from 01st December, 2017

To view, SB order No. 15/2017 dated 12/1/2018 please CLICK HERE. 

Recruitment Rules of Accounts Officer/Assistant Accounts Officers of India P&T Accounts & Finance Service Group 'B' — Comments/Views from the Stakeholders — examination thereof

To view Directorate memo no. 301(20)/2017-PA Admn.III/2254 to 2310 dated 15th January, 2018 please CLICK HERE. 

Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.

To view the Gazette Notification, please CLICK HERE. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Greetings ........

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40th All India Conference at Rajgir (Bihar) on 9th and 10th February 2018

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It has been reported by Circle Secretary, Bihar Circle Branch that till date only donation amount was received from Maharashtra Circle.  He has requested once to all Circles to deposit the donation amount in the following account.

Name of Post Office : Bankipore Head Post Office, Patna 

SOL ID No.               : 80000400

SB Account No.        : 3376561519

Name of Account Holders : Rajiv Kumar and Praveen Prasoon 

Donation coupons have already been provided to all Circles and CHQ office bearers.

Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017

(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, the 1st January, 2018

G.S.R.08(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.-(2) They shall come into force on the dale of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules. 1972 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 54, in subrule (3), the words and subject to the other conditions laid down in rule 57 being satisfied, draw study allowance in respect thereof”‘ shall be omitted.

3. In the said rules, in rule 56,-

(a) in sub-rule (1) for the words "House Rent Allowanceand Study Allowance as admissible in accordance with the provisions of Rules 57 to 60. the words and House Rent Allowance" shall be substituted.

(b) in sub-rule (4), the words "as envisaged in sub-rule (2) of Rule 57," shall be omitted;

(c) sub-rule (5), shall be omitted.

4. In the said rules, rule 57, 58 and 59 shall be omitted.

5. In the said rules, in rule 60, in sub-rule (2), the words "and the Study Allowance" shall be omitted.

6. In the said rules, in rule 63, in sub-rule (1), in clause (i), the words "Study Allowance" shall he omitted.

Note :

The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number S.O.940 dated the 8th April, 1972 and have been subsequently amended as follows :

Source: DoPT

DO letter from Shri A.N Nanda Secretary (Posts) for Promoting Speed Post

Commemorative Stamps on ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute – 8th January 2018.

The Coconut Research Station at Kasaragod in Kerala was initially established in 1916 by the then Government of Madras and subsequently it was taken over by the Indian Central Coconut Committee in 1948. Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) was established in 1970 as one of the agricultural research institutes in the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

The Institute had the mandate to undertake research on coconut, arecanut, cocoa, cashew, oil palm and spices at the time of establishment. The research on cashew, oil palm and spices were later delinked from CPCRI to form separate institutes. The present mandate of the institute is to conduct research on coconut, arecanut and cocoa.

On the occasion of 100 years of Coconut Research a set of two stamps on ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute was released by Colonel S F H Rizvi, Postmaster General, Northern Region, Kerala Circle on 8th January, 2018 at Kisan Conference Agri Business Expo, Kasargod, Kerala organized to mark the silver jubilee of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and the foundation day of the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI).

Monday, January 8, 2018

My Stamp

‘My Stamp’ is the brand name for personalized sheets of Postage Stamps of India Post. The personalization is achieved by printing a thumb nail image of the customer's photograph and logos of institutions, or images of artwork, heritage buildings, famous tourist places, historical cities, wildlife, other animals and birds etc., on a selected template sheet having Postage Stamps.

‘My Stamp’ was first introduced in India during the World Philatelic Exhibition, ‘INDIPEX-2011’. This scheme is available in selected Philatelic Bureaux and counters/ Important Post offices/Post Offices situated at tourist places. 

CLICK HERE to know more about my stamp 

SB Order No 16/2017 Addendum-I Inclusion of Aadhaar in respect of Small Savings Schemes

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

House Building Advance Rules(HBA) - 2017

To view Directorate memo No. 12-01/2018-PAP dated 5/1/2018, please CLICK HERE. 

Change of closed holiday to be observed in Central Government Offices located in AP & Telangana States on account of Sankranthi(15.01.2018) Festival

Voluntary Retirement ........

Shri Atul R. Mahadik, ASP (HQ), o/o the Superintendent of Post Offices, Palghar Division, Mira Road retired today (8/1/2018 F/N) voluntarily from Govt. service after rendering 23 years of unblemished service. He worked in postal as well as in RMS offices in Mumbai city including Circle Office. He also worked as ASP in country’s biggest MBC (Vashi, Navi Mumbai) where he stopped drainage in leakage of revenue which helped the department to achieve the allotted target and get the first position in the country. He is soft spoken and painstaking officer. 

Palghar Division (Maharashtra) staff with Shri Vilas Ingale Ex-GS and Shri Atul Mahadik and Shri I. P. Singh ASP Palghar Sub Division

CHQ wishes him happy, healthy and peaceful retirement life. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Recruitment for 607 Asst. Accounts Officer Posts in Postal Accounts Offices in the country for the year 2018

Directorate has published Advertisement for below mentioned Posts. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Posts: Assistant Accounts Officer (Group-B)

·         Ahmadabad - 29
·         Ambala        - 12
·         Bhopal         - 28
·         Bangalore    -39
·         Chennai       - 56
·         Cuttack       - 17
·         Delhi           - 31
·         Guhawati     - 12
·         Hyderabad   -39
·         Jaipur          - 25
·         Jammu        - 06
·         Kapurthala   -16
·         Kolkata        - 58
·         Lucknow      - 52
·         Nagpur        - 82
·         Patna           - 41
·         Shillong       - 05
·         Sundernagar- 10
·         Thiruvananthapuram- 26
·         Postal Directorate, New Delhi- 23
Total No. of Posts: 607 Posts

Educational Qualification: Please read Official Notification for Educational Qualification details.

Age limit: Age should not exceed 56 years

Application fee: Candidates should pay Rs. 100/-  for each set of five options at any identified Post Offices (For making the payment candidate should inform Registration Number at the PO Counter). No fee for female, SC/ ST & PH candidates.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on an interview.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates may send their application & necessary documents to given address below.

Address to sent Applications: The Director (BGT & Admn), Department of posts, Postal Accounts Wing, Dak Bhavan, New Delhi.110001

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Last date for application:15.01.2018

Symantec Antivirus Download through link - Official version

Link for fresh AV setup to be downloaded and run on the systems:

Note : The download link is only available for Sify Users- India Post

Commemorative Postage Stamp on Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan released on 31/12/2017

In a brief but historic ceremony, Hon'ble Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, along with Hon'ble Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and Hon'ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications Manoj Sinha, released a commemorative postal stamp in the memory of Late Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, the third Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India on 31/12/2017.  Shri A N Nanda Secretary (Posts) also present in the function. 

Mehr Chand Mahajan was the first prime minister of Jammu & Kashmir. Till 30 March 1965, the chief minister’s office was then known as Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Thus Mehr was the first ruler of Kashmir of independent India after partition. He played a key role in the accession of J&K to India. He belonged to Indian National Congress and was nominee on the Radcliff Commission that defined the boundaries of two countries. His tenure of 142 days was during the period 15 October 1947 – 5 March 1948. Apart from a politician, Mahajan was the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

He was born on December 23, 1889 in Kashmir. He started his career as a lawyer in 1913 in Dharmshala, where he practised for one year. Later he worked as a lawyer in Gurdaspur for four years. Till 1943, he practised in Lahore. During the period 1938 to 1943, he served as the president of the High Court Bar Association of Lahore. Soon after Indian independence, he was appointed as the Prime Minister of J&K. During his short tenure as PM, he played a role in the accession of Kashmir to India. He annexed district Gurdaspur to India, turning down Lahore. On 5th March 1948 Sheikh Abdullah preceded him and completed a term of 5 years also.

In 1948, he became one of the first Judges of the Supreme Court of independent India. 6 years later he was promoted to the Chief Justice position. On January 4, 1954 he was appointed as the third Chief Justice of India and remained in that position till his retirement almost one year later. He has also held director posts of many organizations like Punjab National Bank. He was given a Hon. Degree of LL.D. by Punjab University in the 1948. He passed away in 1967.

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Speaking on the occasion, Arun Jaitley dwelt on the various facets of Mehr Chand Mahajan’s versatile persona and said, there is hardly any similar instance where a legal luminary of such extraordinary calibre achieved the highest judicial position in the country but, at the same time, his contribution did not remain confined only to the legal profession.

Jaitley lauded Justice Mahajan’s contribution as Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and in accomplishing the accession of the State with India. He also commended his simultaneous contributions in social life, particularly his role in carrying forward the Arya Samaj movement in modern India.

While as Chief Justice of Supreme Court in early years after independence, Arun Jaitley said, Justice Mahajan left his foot-print to be followed by the future judges, at the same time, he also lent his full support to spread a chain of educational institutions, particularly DAV schools and colleges, across the country.
Dr Jitendra Singh, in his address, said that by releasing a commemorative stamp in the memory of Justice Mahajan, we are actually redeeming a pledge that we had made to ourselves over half  a century ago but we had to wait for the present Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept the request for honouring this great son of India.

Dr Jitendra Singh called for retrieving Pak occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK) from illegal occupation of Pakistan and make it a part of Indian Union to honour the legacy of Late Justice Mahajan. He said, this will be the redemption of another unfulfilled pledge because it was Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan who, as Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, had assisted Maharaja Hari Singh to accomplish full and final accession of J&K to India.

Describing Maharaja Hari Singh as a ruler blessed with the intuition to pick up the best of the best talent from across the country, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Mehr Chand Mahajan was among one of the Maharaja’s chosen ones, just as Maharaja Hari Singh had also roped in luminaries like Gopalaswami Iyyengar and Sir Ram Nath Chopra to serve in the State in different capacities.

Union MoS (I/C) Communication, Manoj Sinha expressed satisfaction at the fact that the task to release a commemorative stamp in the memory of Late Justice Mahajan had finally been accomplished. He said, there had always been a constant pressure from several legal luminaries, nationalistic ideologues, social activists, political leaders like Arun Jaitley and Dr Jitendra Singh, as well as a wide range of followers of Justice Mahajan, to commemorate his memory by way of a postal stamp.

Source : daily execlor

Commemorative Postage Stamp on Indian Hand Fans released on 30/12/2017

India Post has released a set of commemorative postage stamps on traditional Indian Hand Fans on 30/12/201. The stamp issue was first proposed for issuance in 2012-13. These stamps have been designed in conjunction with the well renowned artist, Jatin Das' collection of Indian Hand Fans, known as Pankha (the word for fan in Hindi). This will be the second set of stamps in 2017, after the Transport stamp issue that uses a private collection as the source of stamp objects.
So far, its become clear that this set of stamps will contain of a miniature sheet with 16 designs and possibly 16 other miniature sheets with individual stamps. Each of the stamps will be of Rupees 15 denomination.

A list of hand fans that are depicted on the stamps is below. These 16 stamp designs are on one large miniature sheet and then each of these same type of hand fans are also depicted on miniature sheets with single stamps. This issue is like an amalgamation of the Splendor of India and Transport stamps issues of 2017.  I say that because the individual and one large miniature sheet format was used for the Splendor of India issue and the similar to the Transport stamp issue, there will likely be 4 sheetlets with a set of 4 hand fan designs per sheetlet. The striking feature about this stamp issue so far is that the individual miniature sheets may or may not have the same stamp design/formats are the large miniature sheet and this could create way more than 16 stamp designs in the stamp series. I've posted a few images for reference below as well. 

The stamp designs are quite simplistic and could evoke different opinions among the collectors. I personally liked the individual miniature sheets more than the large miniature sheet, which is quite plain with just the fans placed on a white background. The stamp set will likely be printed at India Security Press, Nashik.

Link IndiaPost mail ID with Microsoft Outlook for getting unlimited space

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No stoppage of Disbursement of Pension due to Non-linking of Aadhaar: Govt.

No stoppage of Disbursement of Pension due to Non-linking of Aadhaar: Govt.

ANSWERED ON: 05.01.2018

Disbursement of Pension


Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the disbursement of Central Government Pension to many beneficiaries have been stopped due to non-linking of same with the Aadhaar number and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including Punjab; 

(b) whether the Government proposes to exempt beneficiary patients suffering from leprosy or any other grave disease and hence unable to provide their biometric details and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; 

(c) the other steps taken by the Government to facilitate such beneficiaries patients; and

(d) whether the Government is considering some alternative option for such beneficiary patients and if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?


The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance 

(a) to (d): The Government has not issued any instructions for stopping disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioner due to non-linking of the pension account with the Aadhaar number.

Instructions have been issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) from time to time that in view of the difficulty faced by old and infirm pensioners, banks should make concrete effort to provide the facility of obtaining life certificate from the premises/ residence of such pensioners. The instructions also provide that in case of sick and infirm pensioners, personal appearance may be exempted if a life certificate in the prescribed form signed by some specified authorities is produced on the behalf of Pensioners.

Further, all Pension Disbursing Banks have also been advised by DoP&PW that where the finger prints of a pensioner are not accepted by the system, the alternate mechanism of biometric, i.e. Iris scanning, may be used in such case. In case, however, it is not possible to have Digital Life Certificate either through finger prints or through Iris scanning, the physical life certificate submitted by the pensioner may be accepted to avoid any harassment to the pensioner. In no case a pensioner should be returned without accepting his life certificate on account of non-acceptance of his biometric by the system.

Source: Loksabha PDF/WORD(Hindi) PDF/WORD

FAQs on deputation of DoP staff to IPPB

Directorate has already called for applications from IPs/ASPs to work in IPPB.  It is learnt that only 40 IPs/ASPs have given the willingness to work on deputation in IPPB. There is very good pay scale and allowances applicable to the new entrant. Deputation will be minimum 3 years. The date for online filling up of the form is extended to 15/1/2017. Youngster may please avail this opportunity and get the chance to work in Bank as Manager. The payment structure of the salary would be as under: 

Recently Directorate has issued FAQ on deputation to DoP staff to IPPB. 

To view the same, please CLICK HERE. 

Circle wise shortage of IP/ASPs as on 22/12/2017 are as under :

Sl. No.
Name of Circle 
IP/ASP shortage
Sl. No.
Name of Circle 
IP/ASP shortage
Madhya Pradesh
North East
Tamil Nadu
Himachal Pradesh
J & K
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal