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Oct 1, 2014

Regional allotments in PS Group B cadre

Circle Office, Hyderabad, vide CO letter no ST/12-1/2014 dated 01.10.2014, has ordered the following regional allotments to the two  PS Group B officers who are at present working in Gujarat Circle and stands realloted to AP circle.

1.N.Prakasarao alloted  to Kurnool Region (vice SPos Anantapur Dn on Depn to APS)
2.V.Venkateswarlu alloted to Vijayawada Region (vice SPOs Gudivada vacant)

Relaunching of Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) on 16.10.2014

National Savings Institute is organizing a function on 16  th October, 2014 for launching of Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) in New Delhi. During the function, Department of Posts officials will be awarded for their Outstanding Performance in the field of Small Saving Scheme. For this purpose, nominations has been caled for from each circle


Sep 30, 2014

DPC for the promotion the PS Gr. B cadre for the vacancy year 2014-15 - APRs called for

Directorate vide memo No. 9-25/2014-SPG dated 25/9/2014 has called the ACRs/APARs of officer for holding of DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre for the vacancy year 2014-15. 
Click here to view the Directorate memo.

Hon'ble Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess

Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spearheaded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive at the postal department offices on Monday.
He was seen chiding officers and sought explanation on why post offices in Delhi had not been cleaned.
Prasad said, "I picked up the garbage myself today. You must have seen that. I opened the cupboard myself to see the dirt. I hope a message is sent in the entire country after this."
Prasad even warned officers saying, "I can turn up in any post office any time."
The NDA government will kickstart its Swachh Bharat Abhiyan officially on October 2. The initiative is part of Modi's aim to clean up country's public spots by October 2019.
Click here to view the Video.  

Extension of PPF Scheme to Private Sector Banks - SB Order No. 11/2014

Click here to  view SB order 11/2014.

Standard Questionnaire for visit to HO/SO and BO (Corrigendum)

Click here To view Directorate memo on the above subject matter.

RTP Services to count for MACPs - CAT Hyderabad order in OA 56/2014

CLICK HERE to view the copy of judgement. 

Sep 27, 2014

Relaxation to LTC Rules to permit Govt Employees to travel by Air to visit J&K, A&N and NER

 In relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme - 
(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them. 
(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class. 
(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors: 
a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER 
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair. 
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K 
Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement. 
(iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80.

Click here to view the DoPT  memo No. 31011/03/2014-Estt(A-IV) dated 26th September, 2014.

Grant of extension/re-employment to Central Government servants beyond the age of superannuation

Click here to view DoPT memo dated 26th September 2014 on the above subject matter.

Payment of D A to GDS at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards

Extract of Postal Directorate letter no 14-01/2011-PAP dated 25.09.2014 :
Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness allowance to central Govt employees with effect from 01.07.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks also become entitled for payment of D.A on basic TRCA  at revised rates with effect from 01.07.2014.It has,therefore, been decided that the Dearness allowance payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the present rate of 100% to 107% on the basic time related continuity allowance, with effect from the 1st July 2014.
The additional installment of Dearness allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all gramin Dak sevaks.

Sep 25, 2014

Adhoc promtions and Postings in PS Group B cadre in Vijayawada Region

R.O, Vijayawada has issued postings to the following senior ASPs who are approved for promotion to PS Group B cadre on Adhoc basis vide memo dated 25.09.2014.
1. Sri P.Rangaiah Naidu, ASRM Vijayawada is posted as SRM YDn Vijayawada vice post vacant.
2. Sri M.Seshagiri rao, ASP(hq) Nizamabad Dn is posted as SPOs Gudivada Dn vice post vacant.

SBI, ICICI allow kids to open and operate bank accounts, sign cheques and hold ATM cards

School-going children as young as 10 years will have to start working on their signatures with SBI and ICICI Bank now allowing them to open and operate bank accounts, sign cheques and hold ATM cards on their own. 


These minor-operated accounts had been allowed by the Reserve Bank of India in May to inculcate savings behaviour among the young. The only condition was that minors should not be given any overdraft or credit facility. 

Government asks ministries, officials to take cleanliness pledge on Gandhi Jayanti

Government has asked all ministries to go on an "intensive cleanliness campaign" from September 25 to October 2 in the week to Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, culminating in a Swachta Shapath or cleanliness pledge to be taken by bureaucrats in Delhi on Gandhi Jayanthi. 



The cleanliness pledge is to be taken by all  government officials on October 2, with senior staff personally seeing to it that the week-long drive is pursued vigorously in their departments.

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC-Clarification

Click here to view Department of Personnel and Training OM No.31011/5/2014-Estt.(AIV) dated 24-9-2014 on the above subject matter.

Guidelines on filling upof APAR with Numerical Grading

Directorate vide its letter no CS/APARs/2013-14/Misc dated 08.09.2014 has again circulated old copy of rules and regulations regarding preparation,maintenance and giving numerical grading of APAR for information and record purpose.   

1) APARs graded below 4 will be given a score of zero.
2) APARs graded between 4 to 6 and short of 6 will be rated as 'good' and given a score of 5.
3) APARs graded between 6 and short of 8 will be will be rated as 'very good' and given a score of 7.
4) APARs graded between 8 and 10 will be rated as 'outstanding' will be given a score of 9 for the purpose of calculating average scores for empanelment /promotion. 
Click here to view the said Directorate letter.