"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 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.

May 3, 2016

Postal Deptartment's deficit jumps 14% to Rs 6,259 crore in the year 2014 - 15

The deficit of Department of Posts (DoP) increased by 14.35 per cent to Rs 6,258.60 crore for fiscal 2014-15 due to increased staff costs.

The deficit stood at Rs 5,473.10 crore in 2013-14, the annual report of the department said.

Gross working expenditure stood at Rs 18,556.56 crore in 2014-15 as against Rs 16,796.71 crore in the preceding year.

"The increase was mainly due to payment of dearness allowance/annual increment, modified assured career progression, leave encashment during leave travel concession, cost of materials, fuel etc," the report said.

Total revenue earned including remuneration from savings bank and savings certificates in 2014-15 also increased 8.44 per cent to Rs 11,635.98 crore and the amount received from other ministries as agency charges (recoveries) was Rs 661.98 crore.

The total revenue for the year 2013-14 stood at Rs 10,730.42 crore and recoveries were to the tune of Rs 593.19 crore.

"During the financial year 2014-15, the deficit of the Department was Rs 6,258.60 crore against the previous year's deficit of Rs 5,473.10 crore, which is an increase of 14.35 per cent," the report added.

The Post Office provides postal services to the public through a large nationwide network. Besides providing purely postal services, post offices perform agency functions like saving bank, payment of pension, sale of cash certificate, among others, on behalf of other ministries of the government.

Source:-The Economic Times

The Phoenix rises.... Posting A Gamechanger – Minister Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Click here to view the NDTV news item with the Communication Minister Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad on the tranformation of Post offices.

Apr 29, 2016

Sri SK.Sinha, Member(P) will hold addl charge of Secretary Posts

Rule-38 transfers in P.A Cadre in Vijayawada Region

RO,Vijayawada has ordered the following Rule-38 transfers in the cadre of Postal Assistant (DR) and P.A(DP).
Click here to view the RO, Vijayawada memo dated 28.04.2016.

Reservation in promotion

Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.

Review of performance of public servants

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is aware that review of performance of public servants occurs only after attaining age of 50 years or completion of 30 years of service. As per Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (j): 

Rotational transfers for IPs in Hyderabad Region

R.O,Hyderabad has ordered  the following rotational transfers in Insopector Posts  cadre vide memo no. PMG(H)/ST/6-5/IP/2016 dated 28.04.2016 

Name & desgn
New place of posting
Y.Srinivas Naik IP Shadnagar
IP Mahabubnagar east
Prasun kumar IP Warangal
IP Godavarykhani
Md.Nayeemuddin IP Nalgonda North
IP Suryapet Est
L.Saidanaik IP Suryapet West
IP Nalgonda North
Noketo Rhesto IP SK. Nagar
IP Warangal North
E.Bhoomaiah IP Zahirabad
IP Shadnagar
Naveenkumar IP Mahabubnagar west
IP Suryapet West
M.Venkatram IP Medak South
IP (C&PG) Karimnagar
Subbhabrata Dinda IP Adilabad
IP Bellampalli

Apr 27, 2016

India Post Telecast - NDTV 24x7

NDTV 24x7 news channel has done a story on India Post on the recent initiatives of the Department. The revised Telecast timings are as follows :

Channel : NDTV 24x7

Telecast Date : Saturday 30 th April 2016

Telecast Time : 1900 hours

Repeat Telecast: Sunday, 1 st May 2016 at   1200 noon.

Govt. looking to axe 52 out of 200 allowances

The Seventh Pay Commission found inadequate the justifications offered by the Ministries for these allowances. 

Secret allowance, family planning allowance, desk allowance, cash handling allowance, metropolitan allowance and headquarters allowance are among 52 of the nearly 200 allowances which the government could scrap soon. 

Filling up of Posts of Instructors at Postal Training Centre, Mysore

Director, PTC, Mysuru has called for  applications from volunteers to work as Instructor at PTC, Mysuru. ASP/IPs and Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants with minimum of 8 years of service are  eligible to apply  for the posts. The last date for receipt of applications at PTC is 30.04.2016.
Click here to view Director, PTC notification dated 12.04.2016 on the above subject matter.

Government hikes minimum wage for contract workers to Rs 10,000

The minimum wage for contract workers has been increased to Rs 10,000 per month, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on Monday.

The minister of state for labour and employment informed Lok Sabha that the wage hike has been implemented based on a Supreme Court verdict.

Government approves 8.7% interest on EPF for 2015-16

The finance ministry has approved 8.7 per cent interest on PF deposits for over 5 crore subscribers of retirement body EPFO, lower than 8.8 per cent decided by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT).

"The (EPFO's apex decision-making body) CBT, at its meeting held in February 2016, has proposed an interim rate of interest at 8.8 per cent to be credited to the accounts of Employees' Provident Fund subscribers for 2015-16. The ministry of finance has, however, ratified an interest rate of 8.7 per cent," labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday.

This is probably the first time that the finance ministry has not given concurrence to the rate of interest on EPF as decided by CBT, which is headed by the labour minister.

Apr 25, 2016

Cadre restructuring of Stenographers in Dept of Posts

Click here  to view the Postal Directorate order no 25-25/2013-P.E.I dated 19.04.2016 on the above subject matter.

Apr 21, 2016

Rotational Transfers in the cadre of Inspector Posts in Vijayawada Region

R.O, Vijayawada has ordered the following transfers and Postings in Inspector Posts Cadre vide RO memo no ST-I/IPs/RT/2016 dated 21.04.2016.

LTC 80 Air Fare of Air India – Updated Domestic LTC Fares

Click here to view the   fares  of Air India under LTC 80.

Transfer/Postings in HAG of the Indian Postal Service, Group-A

Click here to view Postal Directorate order dated 18.04.2016 on the above subject matter.

Payment of D.A to GDS at revised rates W.E.F 01.01.2016