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Oct 26, 2016

Deputation of officers of DoP to APPC, BANGKOK

The following officers are deputed to Asian Pacific Postal College(APPSC), Bangkok Thailand from Dept of Posts to participate in training programme on "Express Mail Service' from 14.11.2016 to 02.12.2016.
1. Sri K.Ramesh, Asst Director o/o PMG, Vijayawada Region, AP Circle.
2. Sri Ajith Kurian, Manager, SPCC, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Circle

Oct 25, 2016

Syllabus for PS Group B examination

Click here to view the syllabus for PS Group B examination communicated vide Directorate letter dated 19.10.2016.

Salaried taxpayers to get SMS alerts on TDS deductions

NEW DELHI: As many as 2.5 crore salaried tax payers will now receive SMS alerts from the Income Tax department regarding their quarterly TDS deductions. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today launched the SMS alert service for Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) for salaried class and the CBDT will soon offer this facility on a monthly basis. 

Revision to the composition of the Transfer and Placement Committee for the officers working in the SAG of IPoS, Group ''A'

Click here to view the Postal Directorate letter no No. 4-0912011-SpG (pt) dated 20.10.2016 on the above subject matter.

Oct 19, 2016

Transfers and postings in the Junior Administrative Grade( JAG) of Indian postal Service, Group'A'

Click here to view the Directorate orders dated 18.10.2016 on the above subject matter.

Duties of Secretary (Posts), Director General Postal Services and Additional Director General(Co-ordination) in the Department of Posts

Click here to view the Directorate OM dated 18.10.2016 on the above subject matter.

Creation of a new Region named "Varanasi Region" at Varanasi, UP Circle

Click here to view the Directorate OM dated  17.10.2016 on the above subject matter.

Oct 18, 2016

Bifurcation and allotment of staff of different cadres in between AP and Telangana Circles

Circle office Hyderabad vide memo no ST/Bifurcation/AP Circle/2016 dated 17.10.2016 has made allotment of officers/officials working in Group A/ Group B/ ASP/IP/PM Grade I/SBCO PA/Staff car Drivers/MMS Mechanics in between AP and Telanagana Circles.
Click here to view the CO memo referred to above.

Revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2.0 related to proposed India Post Payments Bank

Click here to view the FAQs on India Post Payment Bank.

Oct 17, 2016

Meeting of Secretary Posts with Hon'ble Governor of AP & Telengana States

Sri B.V.Sudhakar, Secretary, Dept of Posts has met Sri Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan, hon'ble Governor, AP & Telengana states at Hyderabad on 15.10.2016. Sri B.Chandrasekhar, CPMG Telengana Circle and Sri Elisha, PMG Hyderabad region accompanied the Secretary.

Identification of the Sensitive and Non-sensitive posts in Department of Posts

Click here to view Postal Directorate orders dated 07.10.2016 on the above subject matter.

Productivitv Linked Bonus for the Accountinq vear 2015-2016

Click here to view Postal Directorate letter dated 05.10.2016 on the above subject matter.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana get Foreign Post Office

The Centre has announced the setting up of ‘Foreign Post Office’ in the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, along with the Leh region in Jammu & Kashmir, providing the much-needed service for import and export of goods by post parcels, courtesy the Postal Department.

A gazette notification issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customers under the Department of Revenue in the Union Finance Ministry on Thursday evening said that the facility was now a reality after the required amendments to sub-sections of Section 7 of the Customs Act, 1962, had been carried out.

Sub-sections under Section 7 deal with issues related to ports and airports/inland container depots, which alone shall be customs ports or customs airports for the unloading and clearance of imported goods and the loading of export goods or any class of such goods.

They also pertain to the places which alone shall be land customs stations for the clearance of goods imported or to be exported by land or inland water or any class of such goods, the routes by which alone goods or any class of goods specified in the notification may pass by land or inland water into or out of India, or to or from any land customs station from or to any land frontier and the ports which alone shall be coastal ports for carrying on of trade in coastal goods or any class of such goods with all or any specified ports in India. Office of the Commissioner of Customs is in-charge of Foreign Post Offices and sub-Foreign Post Offices where the facility for import and export of goods by post parcels is provided by the Postal Department.

Customs facilities

Customs facilities for examination, assessment and clearance are available at these post offices.

Limited facility for export clearances is also available at Export Extension Counters opened by the Postal Department where parcels for export are accepted and cleared by the Customs.

Goods imported through post are classified under Chapter Heading 9804 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, and it applies to goods permitted for import through post which are exempted from prohibition under Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992.

As per Note 6 to Chapter 98, goods against an import licence or Customs Clearance Permit can also not be imported through post.

Motor vehicles, alcoholic drinks and goods imported through courier, however, are not covered.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com

Andhra Pradesh postal and Telecom circles Inaugurated

Shri. N.Chandrababu Naidu Hon'ble  Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh & Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Minster of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information  and Broad casting, Govt of India  has digitally Inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh  Postal Circle  & Teclecom Circle on 11.10.2016 at "Venue" convention Centre, Vijayawada in the  august Presence of Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways, Government of India, Sri Y.S.Chowdary, Honble minister of state for Science & Technology,   and Shri B. V. Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts .


SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016 (Postal)

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published Advertisement for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Exam : Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016
Posts :

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant / Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Data Entry Operator (DEO) / Court Clerk

Total No. of Posts : Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively.

Educational Qualification : Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age Limit : 18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999).

Application Fees : Mode of payment of fee payable Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).

Candidates may note that online application will be accepted at http://ssconline.nic.in only.

Fee paid in respect of online application through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit and debit cards will be accepted.

Scheme of Examination : The examination will consist of a Computer-based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court

How to Apply : Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.

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Important Dates :

Last Date to Apply Online : 07-11-2016

Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 07-01-2017 , 05-02-2017

Date of Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): 09-04-2017

Grant of advances - Seventh Pay Commission recommendations - Amendment to Rules 21(5) of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.

Click here to view the amendment relating to conditions of grant of Computer Advance.

Govt discontinues seven interest free advances for employees

Government has discontinued seven interest free advances, including those for purchase of bicycle and warm clothing, in pursuance of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. 

Finance Ministry said bicycle advance, festival advance and natural calamity advance have been abolished. 

Also, advance of pay on transfer, advance of leave salary, advance for law suits as well as for training in Hindi through correspondence course have been discontinued. 

All interest free advances stand discontinued with the exception of interest free advance for medical treatment, travelling allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and leave travel concession (LTC), according to an office memorandum. 

"The interest bearing advances relating to motor car advance and motorcycle/scooter/moped advance will stand discontinued," the Expenditure Department said. 

However, government staffers will be entitled for advance to buy personal computer for up to Rs 50,000. This advance can be availed fivetimes during the entire service period. 

The government has implemented a 2.57-time hike in basic salary for 1 crore government employees and pensioners as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The pay hike has been made effective January 1, 2016. 

The Pay Commission had recommended abolition of all interest free advances, except four -- advances for medical treatment, travel allowance on tour/transfer, travel for family of deceased employees and LTC.

Source:-The Economic Times

Commemorative Postage Stamp on Swatch-Bharat released on 2/10/2016

On the occasion of completion of 2 years of swatch bharat abhiyan, department of posts has released two stamps on 'Swatch Bharat' on 2nd October 2016. Denomination of stamps is Rs. 5/- and Rs. 25/-. Miniature sheet is also released by the department.