Friday, 31 October 2014

Our Charter of Demands & Response of Department of Posts.

Indian Postal Banking has lots of scope due to connectivity, says Communications Minister


Even with widespread retail banking in place, India’s postal banking service has a large scope due to its connectivity, stressed Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday (October 29).


Prasad was inaugurating the Postal Savings Banks Forum in New Delhi, which was organised by World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) jointly with the National Savings Organisation (Ministry of Finance) and the Department of Posts.

The theme of the forum was “The Rising Force of Postal Banking in the Retail Banking Market”.

According to a statement by the Press Information Bureau of India, post offices hold 1.6 billion savings and deposit accounts globally, which is second to commercial banks that hold about 2.5 billion accounts.

Prasad said that postal banking transcended the rich and poor barrier, the biggest asset being the network of post offices throughout the country.

“The asset, ladies and gentlemen, to my understanding is connectivity. In India, as the Secretary Posts rightly pointed out, we have huge institutions spread all across different parts of India,” he said.

India has more than 150, 000 post offices, more than the 100,000 commercial banks, the statement read. Savings accounts in post offices in the country numbered to 310 million more than that of any commercial bank.

Prasad stressed on postal financial inclusion, saying that government services like India Post had not only given employment to many Indians but were giving impetus to e-commerce which was further giving employment and financial inclusion to the poor. Big e-commerce giants like Amazon employ India Post to deliver their goods to various parts of the country.

With a population exceeding 1.1 billion, a burgeoning middle class and better Internet access, India’s e-commerce potential is huge. Online retail sales are expected to surge to $76 billion by 2021, according to consultants Forrester, and the segment is growing at a much slower pace than other emerging markets, including China.

Prasad further said that the Indian Prime Minister had constituted a task force to deliberate on ideas and innovations for the Indian Postal Services.

“Yes, postal banking is a very exciting idea. I have always been supportive of it. Therefore, the Prime Minister himself has started a big task force headed by eminent officers in which Secretary Posts is also there, to come up with a very structured report outlining the new challenges, the new opportunities and the new way ahead for the Postal Services in India,”said Prasad.

Earlier this year, Modi promised to end “financial untouchability” with the Jan Dhan Yojana or Scheme for the People’s Wealth. The scheme would ensure the majority of households in India, of nearly 1.3 billion people, have a bank account within months.

The government said nearly 15 million people opened accounts at centres around the country on the first day of the programme.


The goal is to open 75 million accounts by January next year.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Philately exhibition on the theme "Karnataka"

Karnataka Postal Circle and Karnataka Philately Society is organizing the philately exhibition on the theme "Karnataka" at 'Vismaya' Hall of MG Road Metro Station, Bangalore during the period from 1/11/2014 to 14/11/2014. The inauguration ceremony will commence at 11.00 A.M on 1/11/2014. The exhibition is open for all during the period from 1st November 2014 to 10th November 2014 from 11.00 AM to 07.00 PM. Tuesday will be holiday. During the exhibition period a special cover is proposed to be released at the venue of the exhibition. 

Sh Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications & IT and Law & Justice inaugurated the World Savings & Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) Postal Savings Banks Forum 2014, in New Delhi today


MUCH ANTICIPATED NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM STAFF SIDE MEETING TOMORROW

The National Council JCM Staff Side meeting is going to take place tomorrow in New Delhi. The meeting, to be attended by the representatives of all federations, will be chaired by the Staff Side Secretary, Shiva Gopal Mishra.

Important agendas of the meeting include demanding a change in the attitude of the Central Government towards the Central Government employees, merger of DA, granting interim relief and to hold discussions over the date of effect of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

In the past, interim relief was granted before the recommendations of the new Pay Commissions were implemented. In the Fifth Pay Commission, it was recommended that whenever the DA crosses 50%, it should be added to the basic pay. The recommendation was accepted and in the year 2004, a 50% DA hike was added to the basic pay of all Central Government employees. Therefore, interim relief was not granted during the 6th Pay Commission.

There were also a number of confusions in the tenure of the Pay Commission, which had to be constituted once every ten years. One Pay Commission was almost lost, as a result. To make up for these errors, a demand has been presented to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2014 onwards.

Tomorrow’s meeting attains prominence due to the fact that representatives of all the employee associations are going to participate and debate over some of the most eagerly awaited issues.

LAUNCH OF SAME DAY PARCEL DELIVERY- BY MEMBER OPERATIONS.




Member operations Dte. New Delhi has launched a special service to the customers of twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on 29th October-2014. Customers serving from 7 post offices namely, Hyderabad GPO, Humayunnagar, Himayathnagar, Saroornagar, Malakpet, Malkajgiri, and Himmatnagar post offices will be provided same day delivery of parcel service to the customers selected. Let us hope that department will meet the requirement of customers promptly.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

1)FNPO&NFPE 5 DAYS DHARNA IN JHARKHAND CIRCLE.
2) National Convention of the National Council JCM Staff Side for interim Relief and Merger of DA.
3)Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status-Proposals fromMinistries
4) 7th pay Commission’s visit to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014

Department of Posts (DE Section) Letter No.A-34012/04/2014-DE dated 17/10/2014.

LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2014.

Date of Examination
Paper No.
22/11/2014 (Suturday)
Paper-I & II
23/11/2014 (Sunday)
Paper-III & IV

LDCE for promotion of LGOs to the cadre of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants for the year 2014.


Date of Examination
Paper No.
23/11/2014 (Sunday)
Paper-I & II

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 27 to November 01, 2014

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

27-October-2014 15:04 IST

Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week from October 27 to November 01, 2014

This year’s theme is ‘Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler’
The Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed this year from October 27, 2014 to November 01, 2014 and this year’s theme is “Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler”. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the apex integrity institution of the country has been thriving to promote transparency, probity and integrity in public life. One of the outreach measures to promote these values in various Central Government offices and public sector undertakings is the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week every year wherein all the stakeholders are encouraged to fight corruption. The CVC believes that efficiency and objectivity in governance hold the key to eradication of corruption from public life and for this purpose it has to be ensured that transparent and fool proof systems and procedures are put in place which provide for appropriate accountability at every level of hierarchy in public administration.
Leveraging of technology in functioning of the Government and its organisations can address the challenges of corruption to a large extent. The adoption of technology initiatives can mitigate various factors which lead to corruption like lack of transparency, cumbersome procedures and delays in decision making. By re-engineering government processes, limiting discretion and enhancing accountability, departments / organisations can effectively bring about transparency and efficiency in the service delivery system which effects ordinary citizen the most. By using information technology, the process can become faster and to that extent, the scope of corruption can be reduced. The Commission has therefore, been advocating leveraging of technology by organisations to combat corruption.
On the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message observed - “Corruption is a complex problem that needs multi-faceted action. One of them is the use of technology that can help promote, openness and transparency. Use of modern technologies can play an important role in eliminating human interface in service delivery systems. It is the collective responsibility of citizens as well as government departments to adopt technology initiatives in combating corruption to maximize benefits”.
The Vice-President of India, Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari in his message noted “Eradication of corruption from our society is not only a legal obligation but also a moral duty of every Indian. Towards attainment of this goal, observance of Vigilance Awareness Week plays an important role in promoting integrity through greater efficiency, transparency and accountability in government”.
 
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in his message on the occasion conveyed “It is needless to point out that integrity of public servants and transparency in public offices is utmost necessary in making transparent and efficient administration free of corruption. I appreciate the CVC’s outreach initiatives and endeavours to combat corruption with optimum use of technology. I call all government employees for making Vigilance Awareness Week a success and congratulate CVC on this occasion”.

Vigilance Awareness Week commenced in the CVC and all Ministries / Departments of the Central Govt., public sector undertakings, public sector banks, insurance companies, autonomous bodies and local authorities across the country today with a pledge by officers and employees at 1100 hrs. All officers and employees of the Government affirmed that they shall continuously strive to bring about integrity and transparency in all spheres of activities, work unstintingly for eradication of corruption, remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organisation, and do their duty conscientiously and act without fear or favour.

Ministries / Departments / PSUs / Banks / and other Organisations would be conducting various outreach activities involving all stake holders during the week through seminars, workshops and lectures by prominent persons. In the schools and colleges across the country, debates, lectures, quiz competitions and such other activities for creation of awareness on corruption as well as anti-corruption measures to fight corruption are being organised during the week. 
 

Government to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra soon: Official

The government will soon launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) besides some new saving instrument programmes for the girl child as well for the physically challenged person, a senior finance ministry official said today. 

"We are going to launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) soon again in the form of saving instrument," Rajat Bhargava, Joint Secretary (Budget) in the ministry finance said at an event here. 

"Similarly, the government of India is also going to launch some new saving instrument programmes for girl child as well as for the physically challenged person who has not been covered so far (under the programme)," Bhargava added. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the Budget speech, had said he will re-introduce the KVP, which was a very popular instrument among small savers. 

"I plan to reintroduce the instrument to encourage people, who may have banked and unbanked savings to invest in this instrument," Jaitley had said. 

The KVP was discontinued by the UPA government in 2011 following the Shyamala Gopinath Committee report. It had suggested that KVPs may be discontinued as they are prone to misuse. 

KVP was a popular saving scheme that doubled the money invested in eight years and seven months. The government sold these saving bonds through Post Offices in the country. 

The new government has identified financial inclusion and access to formal financial channels as a priority area and the reintroduction of KVP is seen as furthering this objective.

1)Percentage of women in the Government Service and age limit for entering the Govt service.                                                                        2) Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court .

3)POSTAL JCA (NFPE,FNPO & GDS UNIONS) DHARNA PROGRAMME FROM 27th  TO 31st  OCTOBER,2014 INFRONT OF ALL CIRCLE/REGIONAL OFFICES ON 39 POINTs CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
4) Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December .
5) Indian bureaucrats need constant re-orientation as they face new challenges every day .
6) Appointment of Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission. 

7)Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding.
8)Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds.

9]The next POC session (2014.2) will take place from 27 to 31 October 2014.

The Postal Operations Council (POC) is the technical and operational mind of the UPU and consists of 40 member countries, elected during Congress. The body elects its own chair and meets annually at the UPU’s headquarters in Berne.
The POC’s work programme is geared towards helping Posts modernize and upgrade their postal products and services. It deals with the operational, economic and commercial aspects of the postal business. The body also makes recommendations to member countries on standards for technological, operational or other processes within its competence where uniform practices are necessary.

10)400 new quarters made available for government employees in New Delhi.                           11) Uploading of RTI replies on the respective website of Ministry/Department .
12) An hour in-house weekly training to all central government employees.

Monday, 20 October 2014

SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE FOR CWC AT CHITRADURGA ON 9/11/14 TO 11/11/14


1]Procurement of bags & Plastic seals.Click here to see the order.
Click above link to view.

3)Modeled on the lines of Jharkhand government’s attendance website, it has a dashboard which gives an overview of daily attendance activity of every employee registered with it, and will very soon become a centralised database of and for all central government employees.
4) PFRDA will approach FM seeking tax exemption for NPS withdrawals .
5) SNAP DEAL to have the business deal with INDIAPOST.

6)Suggestions are invited on utilization of deposits remained unclaimed with Post Office and Banks.
7]No proposal to bring bank employees under the purview of the pay commission -IBA
8) Pay Commission team visits Siachen to get first-hand experience .

Postal Article Number Format



Category
Format
No. of digits
Speed Post (EMS) Domestic
EE123456789IN
13
International EMS Artilces to be delivered in India
EE123456789XX
13
Electronic Money Order (eMO)
000000000000000000
18
Registered Mail
RX123456789IN
13
Express Parcel Post
XX000000000XX
13


Source : http://www.indiapost.gov.in/

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pre 01.01.2006 Pensioners Arrears - Government issued orders in the case of SAG (S-29) Pensioners only

FAQ ON FINNACLE CORE BANKING SOLUTION

FAQ ON FINNACLE CORE BANKING SOLUTION

Central employees attendance can be monitored by public also

Not only is Big Brother watching the pen pushers, even the public can now keep a tab on them through a web portal, attendance.gov.in.

It tells you which babus reported for work on any given day, how punctually they arrived, if some of them left midway and where. It even provides a graph on each employee’s attendance trends to reveal how often he tends to take leave.

The portal went live quietly on September 30, covering 50,233 employees across 149 offices in Delhi. The idea is to enrol the capital’s one lakh-odd central government employees on the scheme before bringing the rest of the country under it, a senior official said.

A senior official at the National Informatics Centre, the agency for e-government initiatives, said the idea had come personally from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July. The source insisted that there had been “no complaints” from the babus about the scheme being intrusive.

At 6.45pm today, the attendance dashboard on the portal showed a figure of 26,951, which means less than 54 per cent of those enrolled had turned up to work.

The system is based on the Aadhaar biometric identity card, launched by the previous government, that now covers 68 crore people.

Every employee who has such a card has to enter the last six or first six digits of his Aadhaar number into a device at the entrance to his office, and then undergo an iris and fingerprint scan. Senior civil servants can do it without queuing, using devices attached to their workstations.

The process is repeated while leaving. If a babu goes to some other government office on an assignment during work hours, his arrival and departure is marked there too.

The National Informatics Centre source said the idea was not just to improve punctuality but to “weed out ghost employees and proxy attendance and instil a sense of equality among staff”.
Not everyone is happy.

“I can’t understand how the number of leaves I take is a matter of public interest,” said a senior bureaucrat who didn’t want to be named.
Another bureaucrat pointed out loopholes. One, if an employee wants to slip out for a while, there’s no way of ensuring that he records his departure in the machine at the gate.

Two, as a bureaucrat said: “If I have a meeting with the home secretary and go to North Block, everyone will know I was there but can anyone guarantee that I actually met him? So, how can this guarantee better output?”

He regretted the “move to have control over the bureaucracy” through a “weird public display at an increasing cost of governance, with expensive biometric devices and what not”.

Once the portal receives cabinet approval and is formally launched, all central government employees will have to register themselves with it. Those who lack an Aadhaar card will have to get their biometrics done.

As of now, the Prime Minister’s Office is not enrolled, though sources said it had approached the National Informatics Centre to get registered with the portal.
Neither cabinet secretary Ajit Seth nor foreign secretary Sujatha Singh is registered yet. The highest number of enrolments is from the Planning Commission, which is on its way to extinction.

The nine-day-old online register shows that home secretary Anil Goswami has not visited his North Block office the past four days.

Suhaib Ilyasi, editor of Bureaucracy Today — a magazine for and about the country’s bureaucrats — said the response had been positive.

“People like it even though they have to be punctual,” he said. “There is no sense of intrusion.”

But a bureaucrat asked why the scheme didn’t cover the ministers.
“Politicians, who call themselves public servants, have kept themselves out. If attendance is so important to this government, why have half the cabinet ministers skipped work to go camping in poll-bound states?” he said.

It isn’t clear whether Modi would be enrolled.

Karnataka Circle Postal/Sorting Assistant Final Results 2014


Friends.. After long wait, the first final result of a Circle is out. Karnataka Circle has on 10 October 2014 published the final results of PA/SA Direct Recruitment for the year 2013-2014. They have published the list of 628 provisionally selected candidates in the examination held on 21-04-2014.

The write up along with the result read as follows:

1. The list is not in the order of merit.
2. All the candidates in the list have qualified in Computer/Typing Test(Paper-II) except physically handicapped candidates who have been exempted from attending typing test.
3. The list consists of candidates selected against UR/OBC/SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman, PH categories and GDS quota.
4. Further communication regarding division wise allottment, category against which selected and verification of records etc will follow.
5. Induction training for first batch of candidates will commence from 10th November 2014. Communication in this reagrd will be sent to candidates who accept offer of appointment , on completion of preappointment formalities. They are required to be in readiness to proceed to Postal Training Centre, Mysore for 8 weeks training.
6. As training at PTC, Mysore, will be conducted in batches, candidates who are not detailed in the first batch shall be trained at the local training centre for 2 weeks and deployed at the Post Offices.  Subsequently they will be sent to PTC for formal training.

To view the results click on the following link.


Alternate Link for Result: Click Here or Link 2

Results of other circles where typing test was held is expected to be out soon. Keep visiting for latest updates.

PROMOTION/ALLOTMENT FROM GRADE I TO GRADE II



Thursday, 9 October 2014

21st ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES,GROUP C

THE 21ST ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF NAPE,GROUP C WILL BE HELD AT BHILAI,CHATTISGARH CIRCLE FROM 21 TO 23,JANUARY 2015.RECEPTION COMMITTEE DESPATCHED THE MATERIAL TO THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES. 
                                       APPEAL

START PREPARATIONS AND COLLECT DONATIONS AND SOUVENIR ADVERTISEMENTS AND HELP THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT THE CONFERENCE IN A MEMORABLE MANNER

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

AN APPEAL

It is proposed to organize PARLIAMENT CHALLO Programmed on 4th Dec 2014 at NEW DELHI organized jointly by both FNPO &NFPE
          I request all the Circle office bearers & Branch/Divisional Secretaries to participate in the programme by attending the program –me.They are also requested to book the tickets well in advance and inform the Circle Secretary
B.SHIVAKUMAR
Circle Secretary


(RELAXATION OF UPPER AGE LIMIT FOR RECRUITMENT TO CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES AND POSTS) AMENDMENT RULES, 2014.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

1)Demands for DA Merger & Interim Relief strengthen Once again…NC JCM Staff Side emergency meeting on October 12.
2) MACP on Hierarchy: Pr. CAT directs to implement the judgment of High Court 
3) Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by post alter offices implementation of CBS. click here to view.
4)Regarding delegation of powers of revision to the Heads of Circles (other thanThe Heads of Circles of Senior Administrative Grade) under Rule 29 Sub - rule(1) of clause (VI) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. *issue of clarification click here to read

Monday, 6 October 2014

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Task Force are as under:

1.To provide efficient postal network and points of presence (particularly in rural areas and small towns) to Central Government Ministries / Departments, State Governments (including Local Self Government) and private sector players for delivering various citizen-centric services, schemes, products to the people. 
2.To further the role of Post Office in Financial Inclusion, including Insurance products; 
3.The infrastructure requirements of the post offices and the Postal Network; and 
4.To make the Post Office financially viable 
The Task Force will devise its own mechanism / modalities to examine the issues mentioned in the ToRs and submit its Report within three months from the date of constitution. 

Message from Director, CGHS regarding Medicines

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