Friday, December 30, 2016

Union Cabinet approves ordinance to impose penalty for holding old notes

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to impose a penalty, including a jail term, for possession of the scrapped 500 and 1,000 rupee notes+ beyond a cut-off. 

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved an ordinance to amend the RBI Act to extinguish the liability of the government and the central bank on the demonetised high-denomination notes to prevent future litigations.

Official sources said the ordinance has been cleared, but did not say if the penal provisions would apply for holding the junked currency after the 50-day window to deposit them in banks ends as of December 30 or after March 31, till which time deposit of old currency notes at specified branches of the Reserve Bank after submitting a declaration form is open. The ordinance on denotification of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. The penalty for holding old currency in excess of 10 notes may include financial fines and a jail term of up to 4 years in certain cases.

After December 31, the government through a separate notification and clarification will specify cases eligible to get the banned currency deposited in specified branches of the RBI. 

While announcing the demonetisation of the old currency on November 8, the government had allowed holders to either exchange them or deposit in bank and post office accounts. While the facility to exchange the old notes has since been withdrawn, depositors have time till Friday to deposit the holding in their accounts.

The ordinance is expected to be replaced by a law in the Budget session of Parliament, likely to begin by the end of January.
Of the Rs 15.4 lakh crore worth of currency that was scrapped, Rs 14 lakh crore has been deposited in banks or exchanged. 

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Promotion to the grade of Director General Postal services in the Department of Posts.

Shri T. Murthy Member (O) Postal Services Board promoted and posted as Director General of Department of Posts. 

To view Directorate memo No. 1-21/2016-SPG dated 29.12.2016, please CLICK HERE.

CHQ congratulate the officer on his promotion. 

Promotion and posting in the grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service,Group'A' and transfer/posting as Member, Postal Services Board'

Ms. Usha Chandra Sekhar, CPMG Karnataka promoted as Member (O) Postal Services Board. 

Shri A. K. Dash, Member (P) Postal Services Board transferred and posted as Member (PLI) Postal Services Board and Chairman PLI Investment Board.

Ms. Achala Bhatgnagar, Member (PLI) Postal Services Board and Chairman PLI Investment Board posted as Member (P) Postal Services Board.

To view Directorate memo No. 1-2/2016-SPG dated 29-12-2016, please CLICK HERE. 

CHQ congratulate to CPMG Karnataka on her promotion.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of the Old Bank Notes in the denominations of Rs. 500/- and Rs.1000

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Fresh guidelines on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development

28-December-2016 14:43 IST

Fresh guidelines on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 issued by DoPT

WCD Ministry will hold consultations on a regular basis on issues pertaining to the Act: Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, had held a review meeting on implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 on 26.10.2016. During the meeting, some cases of sexual harassment pending with certain ministries/ departments were also examined. On the basis of the discussions, it was decided that DoPT will issue fresh instructions so that some of the issues can be suitably addressed.

On the basis of the decisions taken, DoPT has issued fresh guidelines regarding Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace vide their Office Memorandum dated 22.12.2016. According to the O.M., following have to be observed by the ministries/departments and Internal Complaints Committees:

(i)                  Brief details of the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act including the number of cases received and disposed shall form a part of the Annual Report of all ministries/ departments and authorities there under.

(ii)                  The enquiry of cases must be completed within 30 days and under any circumstances within 90 days from the date of the complaint.

(iii)                The ministries/ departments etc. have to keep a watch on the complainant so as to ensure that she is not victimized in any manner because of her having filed the complaint. The aggrieved woman has been given further option to send representation to the Secretary or head of the organization in case she feels that she is being victimized because of her complaint. The concerned authority will be required to dispose of this complaint within 15 days.

(iv)               All ministries/ departments etc. are now required to submit a monthly progress report to the Ministry of Women and Child Development so that the progress can be monitored.

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, while appreciating DoPT for having quickly issued the guidelines, stated that the WCD Ministry shall continue to work on issues related to sexual harassment of women at workplace and she will be holding further consultations to see if there are any other areas which need to be looked into. The WCD Ministry will be coming out with a comprehensive plan to train the heads of Internal Complaint Committee under the Central Government Ministries/ Departments, the Minister added.

Central Government makes it illegal to hold old notes post March 31

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to extinguish Reserve Bank of India's liability towards the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes that ceased to be a legal tender from November 8.

This ordinance would provide the legislative backing for the demonetisation exercise.

It will make necessary changes to the RBI Act to allow for extinguishing central bank's liability with regard to issued currency that has been cancelled.

All notes carry RBI's promise to pay the bearer the amount of the value of the currency and it requires a legal change to end this liability.

The ordinance also seeks to make possession of more than ten notes of Rs 500 or Rs 1000 a penal offence attracting a monetary fine that could Rs 10,000 or five times the cash held, whichever is higher, a government official said.

The ordinance will have to be sent to the President and after his assent will come into force.

Fresh guidelines would be issued for exchange of notes at RBI counters post December 30. Notes will be allowed to be deposited with select branches of RBI till March 31 in exceptional circumstances.

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension-Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016 on implementation of decision taken on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission.

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Keys of LDC Examination for promotion to the cadre of lnspector Posts (66.66% quota) for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd and 23rd October, 2016.

The provisional key of the question papers will be available to view till 5-1-2017 and candidates has to make a representation if any till 6-1-2017 only. The representation made by the candidates after 6-1-2017 will not be considered by Directorate, it is therefore directed to all concern to take precautions before end of expiry date. To view, please CLICK HERE

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

One more CAT case filed at Allahabad Bench i/c/w PS Gr. B examination

Two IPs of UP Circle has filed OA No. 1589/16 at Hon'ble CAT Allahabad Bench for non consideration of their candidature for appearing in the PS Gr. B examination held on 18-12-2016. Hon'ble CAT has directed respondent (i.e DOP) to file counter reply within 4 weeks and also directed that result of the examination will be subject of outcome of OA. The next date of hearing is 9-2-2017. 

HC Madras judgment on PS Gr. B Examination held on 18-12-2016

Commemorative Postage Stamp on 'Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library' Delhi released on 26-12-2016


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1961 – Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace – regarding.

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Chance To Win 1 Crore Rupees For Making Payments Digitally - Govt Of India

In a bid to incentivize Digital Payments, Government kick-starts Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana awards; 15,000 people to be awarded everyday over the next hundred days with a mega draw on 14th April 2017; Winners to receive reward money into their bank accounts.

The Government launched the Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for Merchants at the Digi Dhan mela in New Delhi on Sunday.

The schemes are aimed at encouraging people to move towards significantly higher usage of digital transactions through the offer of incentives. Lets take a look as to how you can take benefit from these two schemes.

In order to give a major push to the less cash transaction Government has launched Lucky Grahak Yojana & Digi-Dhan Yojana.

The primary aim of these schemes is to incentivize digital transactions so that electronic payments are adopted by all sections of the society, especially the poor and the middle class.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that government's bid to go cashless means less cash not no cash.

Speaking at the event Finance Minister Arun jaitley said that Aadhar based payment is for people who don't have cards or mobile phones, they only need thumb print for transactions.

Addressing the Event IT minister Ravishankar Prasad said that 36 crore bank accounts have been linked with aadhaar and more that 36,000 crore rupees have been saved by controlling subsidy leakages.

Under Lucky Grahak Yojana Daily reward of Rs 1000 will be given to 15,000 lucky Consumers for a period of 100 days.

Weekly prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10,000 and Rs. 5000 for Consumers who use the alternate modes of digital Payments.

3 Mega Prizes for consumers worth Rs 1 cr, 50 lakh, 25 lakh will be announced on 14th April, 2017 Weekly prizes worth Rs. 50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs. 2,500 will be given to merchants who accepts online transactions.

3 Mega Prizes for merchants worth Rs 50 lakhs, 25 lakh, 12 lakh for digital transactions will be announced onm 14th April 2017.

The schemes will be implemented by National Payments Corporation of India.
Only transactions made using RuPay cards, USSD, UPI and Aadhaar are eligible for these schemes --Both schemes will cover small transactions between Rs 50 and Rs 3000 to encourage every section of the society to move to digital payments.

Expenditure of the scheme is estimated to be around Rs 340 crore.

The winners shall be identified through a random draw of the eligible Transaction IDs which are generated automatically as soon as the transaction is completed by a software developed by National payments corporation of India.

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Rates of Dearness Allowances applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2016 to the employees of the Central Govemment and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised Scale as per 5th Central Pay.

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Withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of existing Rs 500/- and Rs 1,000/- banknotes- SB Order No. 14/2016

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Two-day special leave to SBI employees

State Bank of India will grant special leave of two days to its employees as reward for having taken additional stress since November 8 when demonetisation was announced.

Employees would be able to avail this leave any time until March 2018, said SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Directorate released commemorative postage stamps on freedom fighter “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar”

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Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

26-December-2016 18:19 IST

Centre releases special stamp on freedom fighter “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” and a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on “Personalities Series: Bihar” & a stamp on “Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library” 

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications has brought out a Special Cover on freedom fighter “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” and a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on “Personalities Series: Bihar” & a stamp on “Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library”.

 A special cover on “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” was released by Smt Anupriya Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare and Commemorative Postage Stamps on “Personalities Series: Bihar” and “Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library” were releasedon 26th December, 2016.

The Department has commemorated great deeds and achievements of following eight personalities of Bihar by releasing stamps on them:

1.      Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
2.      Karpoori Thakur
3.      Dashrath Manjhi
4.      Vidyapati 
5.      Kailashpati Mishra
6.      Kunwar Singh
7.      Phanishwar Nath Renu
8.      Sri Krishna Sinha

“Hardayal Municipal Public Library” is situated in the heart of Chandni Chowk and is one of the very few oldest buildings that have been able to withstand the onslaught of modern times. The library was set up in 1862. It has a unique collection of more than 1,70,000 books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit. This is one of the few Libraries in the world with a collection of at least 8,000 rare books.

Gaya Prasad Katiyar was one of the most dedicated soldiers of India’s freedom struggle. Gaya Prasad Katiyar was born at Jagadishpur (UP). He joined Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in 1925 and got connected with Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh. Later he participated on Lahore Conspiracy Case and was arrested from Saharanpur in 1929. He joined the hunger strike at Lahore Jail with his co prisoners. Later he was transported to Cellular jail in Andaman and again he participated on hunger strike there. He was repatriated in 1937 but again arrested and transported to cellular jail from where he was released in 1946.

Amendment of All India Service (Death Cum Retirement Benefits Rules, 1958 in terms of the provisions in CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

Special Cover released on State Bank of Mysore on 16-12-2016 at Bengaluru


Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Season's Greetings' released on 23-12-2016

On 23-12-2016, Directorate has released two special commemorative postage stamps on the occasion of Season's Greeting to celebrate Christmas 2016. Miniature sheet, brochure and first cover are also released.   

7th Pay Commission: Demonetisation a blessing in disguise for central government employees

New Delhi, Dec 27: Central government employees, who have been waiting for higher allowances as the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, should not be worried as the government will be in a position to implement the 7th CPC recommendations, thanks to demonetisation. The demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes that caused cash shortage has made central government employees little anxious, but report by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and statement of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel will bring smile on their faces.

According to the BofA Merrill Lynch report, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 will bring huge amount in government’s pocket to offset the financial implication of implementing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana was announced after demonetisation for declaring unaccounted income.

“The Government announced that the second income disclosure scheme (IDS II) will run till March 31. We continue to estimate that it will net the fisc about Rs1000bn/0.7% of GDP of additional taxes. This should allow Finance Minister Jaitley to hold the FY18 fiscal deficit at 3.5% of GDP – same as FY17’s – and at the same time fund the 7th Pay Commission and recapitalize PSU banks, without cutting back on public capex,” BofA Merrill Lynch said in a note. Earlier, the RBI had made clear that the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for central government employees won’t have an inflationary impact.
Earlier we reported that the central government employees will have to wait til March, 2017 to get their higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Centre is planning to pay higher allowances without arrears. Sources in the Finance Ministry also said the Centre is considering to hike higher allowances for its employees. However there is no report about when the government will start paying higher allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The issue of higher allowances has been referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’. The committee is yet to submit its report. Until acceptance of higher allowances, under 7th Pay Commission, the allowances are now paid according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Commemorative Postage Stamp released on Samrat Vikramadiya on 22-12-2016

Vikramaditya was a legendary emperor of ancient India. He is characterised as the ideal king, known for his generosity, courage, and patronage of scholars. There are hundreds of legends about Vikramaditya, including the ones in Baital Pachisi and Singhasan Battisi. Most of the legends present him as a universal ruler with his capital at Ujjain (Pataliputra or Pratishthana in a few stories).

According to the popular tradition, Vikramaditya started the Vikrama Samvat era in 57 BCE, after defeating the Shakas. For this reason, those who believe him to be based on a distinct historical figure place him around the 1st century BCE. However, this era is mentioned as "Vikrama Samvat" only after the 9th century CE. Other scholars argue that Vikramaditya is a mythical character as several of the legends about him are fantastic in nature. "Vikramaditya" was a common title adopted by several Indian kings, and it is possible that the various Vikramaditya legends are embellished accounts of different kings, particularly Chandragupta II.

Many Vikramaditya legends, especially the Jain ones, associate him with another legendary king—Shalivahana of Pratishthana. In some of them, he is defeated by Shalivahana (who establishes the Shalivahana era) while in others, he is an ancestor of Shalivahana; a few legends also apply the title of Vikramaditya to the king of Pratishthana. The political rivalry between the two kings is sometimes also extended to patronage of language, with Vikramaditya supporting Sanskrit and Shalivahana supporting Prakrit.

Department of Posts has released commemorative postage stamp on Samrat Vikramadiya on 22-12-2016

Bonanza for Central government employees: 7th Pay Commission recommendations rolled out

New Delhi: The government had in January 2016 had set up the high-powered panel to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The Union Cabinet on June 29 cleared the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission headed by AK Mathur in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. However, the decision on 7th Pay Commission suggestions relating to allowances had been referred to a Committee headed by the Finance Secretary.
The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

The 7th Pay Commission examined a total of 196 existing allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances.

On 29 June 2016, Government accepted the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission Report with meager increase in salary of 14 percent after six month of intense evaluation and successive discussions. The Finance Minister of India claimed it historical increase of salaries due to little knowledge of Sixth Pay Commission.

The new scales of pay provide for entry-level basic are now up from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000, while at the highest level i.e. Secretary, it would go up from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. For Class 1 officers, the starting salary will be Rs 56,100.

The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Here are the Key Highlights

• Gratuity ceiling doubled to Rs 20 lakh
• Housing loan allowance hiked from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh
• Minimum pension increased from Rs 3,500 to Rs 9,000
• 7th Pay Commission recommendations to be implemented within 6 months from due date
• Existing rates of monthly contribution towards Group Insurance to continue
• Total annual burden of pay, pensions and arrears of 7th Pay Commission recommendations: Rs 1, 02,100 crore
• 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances to be referred to a Committee headed by Secretary
• Based on minimum pay, fitment factor of 2.57 approved for revising pay of all employees uniformly across all level
• Minimum pay fixed at Rs 18,000 per month; maximum pay at Rs 2.25 lakh
• The Cabinet approval will benefit nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners
• Pay hike to be implemented from January 1, 2016
• Budgetary allocation

While the Budget for 2016-17 fiscal did not provide an explicit provision for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the government had said the once-in-a-decade pay hike for government employees has been built in as interim allocation for different ministries. Around Rs 70,000 crore has been provisioned for it.

Source: zeenews

Unofficial Key for the Ps Group B exam for Paper-I held on 18.12.2016

1. What is the minimum period prescribed period for the premature closure of the account opened under SCSS Rules,2004?
Ans: One year

2. What is the maximum number of days in which the CPIO is required to transfer application seeking information held by another public authority or the subject matter of which is more closely connected with the functions of another public authority from the date of receipt of application?
Ans: 5 days

3. The main components of Look and feel of Project Arrow are 
Ans: Infrastructure, Technology and Branding (Ans: D)

4. Who can open a PPF account?
Ans: Both A and B above

5. The minimum period of redeposit in case of a TD account if the period elapsed between the date of maturity and the date of re-deposit is more than 12 months and upto 18 months is
Ans: 3 Years

6. A silent account is one in which a deposit or withdrawal has not taken place for 
Ans: 3 complete financial years

7. For repayment of full maturity value on the death of the depositor in case of Protected Savings Scheme of RD accounts, the period from the date of opening the account to the date of death of the depositor should not be less than
Ans: 2 years

8. What is the percentage of deposit that is deducted in case of PMC of the MIS before expiry of three years from the date of deposit?
Ans: 2%

9. What is the number of years for which the depositor of an SCSS account may extend the account by making an application within a period of one year after the maturity period of five years?
Ans: 3 Years

10. The maturity period of KVP issued from 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016 is:
Ans: 9 years 4 months

11. What is the maximum amount that can be sanctioned by a PS Gr-B officer on the death of the holder of the S.C without nomination or legal evidence?
Ans: Rs. 20,000/-

12. The maturity value of NSC VIII issue of Rs. 10000 denomination purchased on or after 01.10.2016 till 31.12.2016 is 
Ans: Rs. 14693/-

13. What is the maximum weight of the Blind Literature Packet?
Ans: 7 Kgs

14. What is the maximum limit of value for which a value payable Express Parcel may be booked by a bulk customer?
Ans: Rs. 50,000/-

15. What is the registration charge for a value payable book packet containing printed books, the value of which does not exceed Rs. 50-?
Ans: Rs. 2.50

16. Registration shall be obligatory in the case of :
Ans: All of the above

17. The postage payable for an Airmail Postcard addressed to all countries other than Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan is:
Ans: Rs. 12/-

18. The maximum sum assured of RPLI under non medical scheme is:
Ans: Rs. 25000/-

19. The maximum amount of a death claim under PLI that can be sanctioned by the Head of the Postal Division is:
Ans: Rs.10,00,000/-

20. The period of preservation of BO Account and BO Journal is:
Ans: 3 years

21. The form of receipt to be given to the sender of a n insured or VP article of the letter or parcel mail in the BPO is:
Ans: MS-87(a)

22. What is the period within which a GDS can petition under GDS(C&E) Rules, 2011?
Ans: 2 years

23. Which of the following is not a penalty under GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011?
Ans: Compulsory retirement

24. What is the rule under GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011 which mentions that a sevak shall avoid habitual indebtedness and insolvency?
Ans: Rule 27

25. Penalty for contravention of Section 4 of the IPO Act may extend upto
Ans: Rs. 50- for every such letter

26. Which section of the Government SB Act provides power to administer oath?
Ans: Section 9

27. What is the maximum limit of the value of the goods or service and the compensation, if any, claimed for the jurisdiction of the State Commission to entertain complaints?
Ans: One crore

28. Which one of the following is not a right under the Consumer Protection Act,
Ans: Right to health environment

29. The procedure and powers of CAT include:
Ans: D: All of the above

30. Which section of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 provides for punishment for money laundering?
Ans: Section 4

31. Which section of IT Act 2000 provides for the Publication of rule, regulation etc in Electronic Gazette?
Ans: Section 8

32. Right to information includes right to:
Ans: D: All of the above

33. As per Section 4 of the RTI Act every public authority shall not only maintain all its records but also publish the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties etc within a period of :
Ans: 120 days

34. The present rate of bonus for RPLI Children’s policies is:
Ans: Rs. 50/-

35. Complaints relating to loss or damage to a registered or insured article where a claim for compensation is made should be preferred within :
Ans: 3 months

36. The special rates of postage in respect of a book packet containing periodicals shall be applicable only if the following conditions are satisfied:
Ans: Both A and B above

37. The minimum number of copies to be posted under the scheme posting of news papers without prepayment of postage is:
Ans: 500 copies

38. Which of the following countries is not a member of the APPU?
Ans: Mauritius

39. The 26th Congress of the UPU was held in 2016 in:
Ans: Istanbul

40. The accounting of International Reply Coupons in India is done by Director of Accounts :
Ans: Kolkata

41. The tariff for small size Greeting Post Cards inclusive of postage of Rs. 5- is 
Ans: Rs. 14/-

42. The compensation to be paid in respect of International EMS articles for loss of contents / loss of article / damage is limited to:
Ans: 30 SDR

43. The present registration charges for letters, air letters, post cards and packets under foreign post is:
Ans: Rs. 70/- 

44. A transcription centre deals with:
Ans: Articles with addresses written in regional languages

45. Which of the following work is carried out in a Sub Foreign Post Office:
Ans: Customs examination

46. Orders issued by the Divisional Supdt. RMS prescribing changes in Sorting Lists are called:
Ans: A orders

47. Machine Franked articles posted in letter boxes should be treated as:
Ans: unpaid articles

48. The preservation period for Post Master order book is:
Ans: 3 years

49. Where is the mail for BOs normally transferred for disposal?
Ans: Sub Accounts branch

50. The account bag for the Head Office from Sub Office should not contain:
Ans: Mail to be delivered by Sub Post Offices in account with the HO

51. As per the Savings Certificates Act, 1959 where the sum due on the Savings Certificate is payable to two or more nominees and either or any of them dies, the sum shall be paid to the :
Ans: Surviving nominee or nominees

52. As the IT Act, 2000, “licence” means a licence granted to:
Ans: A Certifying Authority under Section 24

53. As per the PPF Act, 1968, where there is no nomination in force at the time of the death of the subscriber, the amount standing to his credit in the fund shall be payable to his:
Ans: Legal heirs

54. As per the RTI Act, 2005, the CIC at the time of deciding any complaint or appeal may impose maximum penalty on the CPIO amounting to:
Ans: Rs. 25000/-

55. The period of preservation of speed post delivery lists is:
Ans: 6 months

56. Which of the following officer do not report directly to the Secretary (Posts):
Ans: Corporate Planning (?)

57. The life of computer and peripherals is now fixed as:
Ans: 5 years

58. The articles of stock such as plant and machinery, furniture and fixtures are classed as:
Ans: Dead stock

59. The period of preservation of work papers of RMS office and sections is:
Ans: Eighteen months

60. If an MO is lost after payment has been effected, a memo of admission of payment in form MO 10(a) shall be prepared by:
Ans: Office of issue

61. What is the ceiling per annum prescribed in case of write off value of spoiled/damaged postage /rectt fee stamps in respect of SPOs?
Ans: Rs. 50000/-

62. What is the financial power of an RMS Divisional Head for sanction of annual or special repairs/maintenance expenses to departmental buildings ..... per annum per building?
Ans: Rs. 15000-

63. A PLI policy can be surrendered for an immediate payment in cash provided the policy is of not less than ... months duration and is in force on the date of application.
Ans: 36 months

64. As per the Speed Post discount structure and operational mechanism, what is the minimum business to be given in a calendar month for availing credit facility?
Ans: Rs. 10000/-

65. Purchas of goods upto the value of Rs. 15000- only on each occasion can be made without inviting quotations or bids , but on the basis of certificate to be recorded by competent authority. Which rule prescribes this under GFR Rules, 2005?
Ans: Rule 145

66. Bids have to be obtained through Advertised Tender for disposing surplus or obsolete or unserviceable goods, whose residual value is above...
Ans: Rs. 2 lakhs

67. What is number of digits in the computer generated confidential printed receipt when we book an iMO?
Ans: 16

68. The maximum limit that can be sent at a time only for personal use under IMTS as per applicable RBI regulations is:
Ans: 2500USD

69. This form is normally used for issuing instructions meant for internal administration. What is this form of communication?
Ans: Office Note

70. As per annual report of the year 2015-16, number of departmental Pos as on 31.03.2015 are:
Ans: 25560

71. The present definitive series of postage stamps depicts:
Ans: Makers of India

72. The DOP received in principle approval from RBI for setting up of PBI on 
Ans: 7th September’2015

73. CIS has been rolled out in.............Post offices as on 31.03.2016.
Ans: 25406

74. The LSM installed in New Delhi is having a sorting capacity of:
Ans: 30000 items per hour

75. E Post Office is an e-commerce portal of DOP through which customers can 
Ans: Both A and B above

76. DOP has launched the eIPO for:
Ans: Payment of RTI Fee

77. DOP is collecting scrutinising and uploading rural CPI data on behalf of MOS&PI in .........villages across the country.
Ans: 1181

78. In which of the following services the average cost is less than the average revenue?
Ans: Both A and B above

79. As per the Annual Report of the DOP for 2015-16 the number of heritage buildings in the Dept which have architectural value:
Ans: 38

80. The HQ of UPU is at:
Ans: Berne

81. MOF, DOE has introduced mandatory comprehensive end to end e-procurement in respect of all procurements with estimated value of Rs. 2 lakh and more w.e.f. 
Ans: 01.04.2016

82. As per recent guidelines on SB, closing of discontinued accounts and certificates like NSS 87 etc should be done only at:
Ans: Head Post Office

83. Withdrawal from SSY account is allowed in the following cases:
Ans: Both A and B above whichever is earlier

84. The PBs remaining undelivered for more than.........months in a HO will be transferred by HO for safe custody to SBCO once a month along with register of undeliverable PBs.
Ans: 3 months

85. What is the limit of verification of withdrawals from SA made at BOs and Single Handed Pos?
Ans: Rs.10,000-

86. Reconciliation certificate under Rule 87(15) of POSB Manual Vol. I and Rule 50(17) of POSB Manual Vol. II can be issued by:
Ans: Both B and C above

87. As per the MNOP, which of the following statement are correct in respect of first class mails:
Ans: D (?).

88. Select the incorrect statement in respect of Rosters:
Ans: 50% limit is applied to backlog vacancies.

89. As per the India Post Citizen Charter, maximum time line fixed for settlement of PLI/RPLI death claim which does not involve investigation is:
Ans: 30 days

90. Which project of DOP received the National e-governance award 2012-13 under the category “outstanding Performance in citizen-centric service delivery” by DARPG :

91. In accordance with the provisions of Article 343 of the Constitution, Hindi became official language of the Union w.e.f:
Ans: 26.01.1965

92. A request for alteration of DOB of a GS can be considered subject to other conditions if the request is made within.........of his entry into govt service.
Ans: five years

93. As per the India Post Citizen Charter, maximum timelines fixed for settlement of SB death claim without nomination which is beyond the power of DH is:
Ans: 10 days

94. The APAR should be completed by the reporting officer and submitted to the Reviewing Officer by:
Ans: 30th June

95. The threshold for hard and deserving cases for compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS is now....points.
Ans; 36 

96. The minimum percentage of qualifying marks for OBC candidates in aggregate for promotion to the post of PM and MG from amongst GDS is:
Ans: 37

97. The business post rates for franking of regd articles has been revised from 01.04.2015 as:
Ans: 50 paisa

98. As per Directorate instructions dated 13.08.2013 the productivity for sorting of SP articles per hour is:
Ans: 1000 articles

99. Which section of IPO Act mentions about the “Exclusive privilege of conveying of letters reserved to the government”?
Ans: Section 4

100. Reservation in recruitment does not apply to:
Ans: All the three above