"You have to dream before your dreams can come true" - Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. "Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident" - Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.” - Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

May 24, 2016

Transfers and Postings in ASP cadre in Kurnool Region

Adhoc promotions and Postings in the cadre of JTS Group A

Sri Md. Jaffar Sadik,SP, CSD, Hyderabad is promoted to Junior Tme Scale of Group A on adhoc basis and posted as DDM(PLI), Circle  Office, Hyderabad vide CO memo  dated 24.05.2016.

Crucial and decisive meeting on 7th pay commission likely on 11th June

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha processing the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission is expected to meet on June 11 to finally wrap up its report on the remuneration of government employees.

It is reported that the secretaries panel will finally hear out all the stakeholders, including the Central ministries and Departments, and finalise its report, which will be handed over to the government on June 30.

Sources added that even the Prime Minister's Office is keen on a favourable pay hike for the central government employees, so the panel is likely to recommend a minimum salary at Rs 24,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000.

India Post Payments Bank will be Functional By March 17: Minister

India Post's payments bank will start functioning from March 2017 and serve as a wider platform to implement financial inclusion programmes, IT & Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.
"We are going to start the postal payments bank by March 2017. Very soon we will go to the Cabinet and postal payments bank will become operational from March 2017," Prasad told reporters here.

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at a glance

Group photo taken with Minister and DG during Heads of Circle conference held at Hyderabad on 22.05.2016

May 23, 2016

Clarification of refund of RD Default fee when Finacle is down in CBS Post offices

Heads of Circle Conference held at Hyderabad 20-22 May 2016

Heads of Circle (CPMsG) Conference was held at Hotel NovaTel, Hyderabad from 20th May to 22nd May 2016. Shri Ravi shankar Prasad , Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Govt. Of India has gave away the awards to the best performing circles / divisions on 22nd May 2016.
L to R 1) M. S. Ramanujan Member (HR) 2) T. Murthy Member (O) 3) S. K. Sinha Secretary (Posts) 4) Hon'ble MoC Shri Ravishankar Prasad 5) Ashutosh Tripathi Member (P) 6) Sanjeev Thapar Member

MoC is addressing the HoC

Dr. Charles Lobo CPMG Tamil Nadu Circle receiving award from Hon'ble MoC. Shri Stephen Mervin Alexander PMG Chennai City Region also seen in picture
Brig. B. Chandrasekhar, CPMG UP Circle receiving award from from MoC

While addressing the HoC conference, the Hon'ble Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the Government is committed to reform the postal department and the two unique qualities of Department of Posts are Extensive network spread in nook and corner of the Nation and Emotional connect of Postman with the rural life. 

India is at the tipping point of digital revolution and Postal department should be the fulcrum of economic development especially in rural life. 

Postal department's share in E-commerce is around 15% only, which needs to be improved drastically. The entire ecosystem to reform the postal department needs to change. 
The important points of his addressing are as follows :

1. Pick up points to reach the customers proactively to collect and deliver posts/ parcels. 

2. India Post Payments Bank needs to be flawlessly implemented. It should act as a platform for 3rd party services. Human Resource Training needs to be given. Postal Payment Bank should be started definitely by March 17.

3. Implementation of IT modernization solutions needs to be improved. We keep getting complaints of glitches leading to harassment to customers.

4. Parcel Delivery : New ideas to generate revenue with Technology infusion. Geo tagging and better location identification needs to be considered. 

5. Human Resource capacity building : Need to incentivize the performance... Good incentive at right time will be a big motivation. Best practices should be replicated pan India. 

6. Good sign boards pan India should be ensured. 

7. Metamorphosis of postal department should be branded well.

8. Surety of punishment is more important than Severity of punishment... in case of disciplinary cases. Any laxity in timely completion of disciplinary proceedings should be viewed seriously.

9. Philately should be ventured as a new source of revenue generation. My Stamp, Commercialisation of stamps need to be tried to earn revenues. 

10. Social Media should be effectively used for complaint redressal and creation of awareness regarding departmental initiatives/ schemes.

11. I work hard... I expect all of you to work hard to achieve the goals of government.

12. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts should be done in a transparent and fair means. Any irregularity should be viewed seriously and responsibility should be fixed.

13. Congratulated the Department of Posts for good work done in the last 2 years in different schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, CBS, Postal ATMs, E-Commerce.

Preservation period of records at Branch Offices

Preservation period of records at Branch Offices is as under -

Branch Office Account (Pa.6)
3 years after they are used
BO Journal (Pa-5), BO slips
3 years after they are used
Book of BO receipts (Ms-87(a))
2 years after they are used
Regd lists/Parcel lists/Mail lists
2 years after they are used
Invoices received from P.S.D
3 years.
BO Slips
2 years.
Order Book/Stock Book
To be destroyed after special permission from Divisional Head
Postman book (ms-87)
2 years
Book of postmarks
2 years
Depatmental Circulars
Enumeration returns
5 years
Yearly Value Returns(YVR))
5 years

(Rule 21 of Branch Offices Rules)

Note: The records i.e Order book, Stock book, Postman book and Book of Postmarks should be destroyed by fire in presence of BPM or otherwise, in such a manner that they may not be used again. Other record should be torn up and sold as waste paper by BPM and credit sale proceeds to “UCR”.

May 16, 2016

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

Click here to view Postal Directorate order no 2-5/2016-SPG dated 16.05.2016 on the above subject matter. 
Sri E.Veerabhadra rao, DPS Mumbai region is transferred and posted as DPS, Visakhapatnam region.
Congratulations to the officer and welcome back to AP Circle.

Transfers/Postings the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the Indian Postal Service, Group'A

Click here to view the Postal Directorate memo no o. 1-4/2016- SPG dated 16.05.2016 on the above subject matter.

Revision of rates for release of Special Cover / Cancellation by DoP on various occasions


May 13, 2016

Relaxation of eligibility condition for promotion to the cadre of PM Grade II and III

May 9, 2016

Counting of induction Training period for grant of financial upgradation under TBOP/BCR scheme

Click here to view Postal Directorate letter dated 05.05.2016 on the above subject matter.

May 6, 2016

Rotational Transfers and Postings in the cadre of Group A

Sri O.Vijaya kumar, SSPOs, Prakasam Dn ongole, on completion of tenure, is transferred and allotted to Hyderabad region vice post of SSPos Nizamabad Dn vide CO memo dated 06.05.2016.

Reallotments/Transfers/Poastings in PS Group B cadre

Circle office, Hyderabad has ordered the following Reallotments/Transfers/Postings in PS Group B cadre vide CO memo dated 06.05.2016.

Transfers and Postings in ASP Cadre in Hyd City Region

Circle Office, Hyderabad has ordered the following rotational transfers and Postings in ASP cadre in Hyderabad city region vide CO memo dated 06.05.2016.

May 5, 2016

Introduction of new Scheme, "Sukanya Samriddhi Account" under Small Savings Schemes - SB Order No. 03/2016

Click here to view SB Order no 03/2016 on the above subject matter.