May 23, 2015

Heads of Circle Conference at Gurgoan on 21 & 22 May 2015

The Heads of Circle Conference of the Department of Posts was held at Gurgaon on 21st & 22nd May, 2015 to set the agenda of the Department in terms of targets, focus areas, challenges and strategies. The valedictory session was presided over by Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 22nd May, 2015. He emphasized on capacity building, network upgradation and technology integration for leveraging of vast postal network for e-Commerce, Post Office Saving Bank services etc.

May 22, 2015

Rule-38 transfer case - list of 22 approved cases is released by Circle Office, Hyderabad

Circle office, Hyderabad has approved rule 38 transfer cases of 22 officials in Postal assistant/Sorting assistant cadre vide CO memo dated 20.05.2015.
Click here to view the CO memo containing the list of officials whose cases are approved for rule -38  tranfer. 

Increase in service tax rate from 12% to 14% with effect from 1st June, 2015


New Delhi, May 20, 2015 
Vaisakha 30, 1937

In the Union Budget, 2015, an increase in the rate of Service Tax from 12% to 14% had been proposed from a date to be notified. The Finance Bill, 2015 has since been enacted and the Central Government has notified 1st June, 2015 as the date from which the rate of 14% would become applicable. The provisions levying Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess would also cease to have effect from same date i.e. 1st June, 2015, as the same would be subsumed in the service tax rate of 14%. Certain other changes have also been notified with effect from 1st June, 2015. However, the date of giving effect to the provisions relating to imposition of a Swachh Bharat cess on all or any taxable service will be done in due course. 

May 21, 2015

Rates of remuneration payable to DoP for Savings Bank and Savings Certificates work for the Year 2015-16

POSB Rates for the Year 2015-16
Rate per unit
Savings Deposits
Savings Certifcates (NSC,KVP)
Indira Vikas Patra
Silent Accounts

Source:- Department of Posts (FS Division) Letter No.63-1/2015-(FS) dated 20-05-2015

Transfers / Postings in the SAG of IPoS, Group 'A'

Click here to view Postal Directorate order no 1-3/2015-SPG  dated 13.05.2015 on the above subject matter.

Transfers/postings in JTS of IPoS, Group 'A '

Click here to view Postal Directorate order no 4-3/2015-SPG  dated 29.04.2015 on the above subject matter.

May 20, 2015

Inclusion of Aadhar(Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

Click here to view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt(AL) dated 20-05-2015 on the above subject matter.

Re-allotments in JTS Group - A cadre

Postal Directorate ,vide MEMO NO 4-2/2014-SPG dated 15/5/2015 , has ordered the following reallotments on request of the officers in Junior Tme Sclae of IPoS Group A cadre.

1. Shri Daleepsingh Rana from J&K Circle to Uttarakhand Circle. 
2. Shri D. R. Mandal from Assam Circle to Madhya Pradesh Circle. 
3. Shri N. D. Wankhede from Chhattisgarh Circle to Maharashtra Circle.

"Snapdeal" offered Discount on purchases to Postal Dept Employees

A copy of Postal Directorate letter no 11-10/2014 - BD& MD dated 01.05.2015 on the above subject matter is reproduced below.

Preservation of records related with delivery and payment of COD articles

Updates on pending issues relating to IP/ASP/ PS Group B cadre

1. Cadre Structuring of Inspector Posts Cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre. 

File is cleared by administration wing and presently in financial wing of Directorate.  

2. Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2014-15. 

ACRs of ST candidates of North East / Tamil Nadu / Bihar / Karnataka and Rajasthan Circles are said to be not received at Directorate. CS of these circles will keep liaison with circle administration and ensure submission of requisite information and documents to Directorate without loss of time. 

3. Holding of review DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2014-15. 

File is under process. 

4. Holding of LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr.B for the year 2013 and 2014.  

Examinations will not held on due date/s. Department is likely to postpone the examination date/s. 
Source : GS IP/ASP association

CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 - clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession

Click here to view DoPT OM No. 31011/4/20017-Estt (A-IV) dated 18th May 2015 on the above subject matter.

May 15, 2015

Promotion and allotment of Postal Service, Group 'B' Officers to JTS of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Directorate has released the promotions list of PS Group B officers to JTS of IPoS Group A containing 35 names.
From AP Circle,N.Soma Sekhara Rao, SRM AG Dn Guntakal and K.V.L.N Murthy, Adhoc SSPOs Visakhapatnam Dn have got promotion to JTS Group A.
Click Here to view the Directorate order dated 15-05-2015.

Transfers/Postings of the JTS officers of IPoS Group 'A'

Click Here to view the directorate order dated 15-05-2015 on the above subjected matter.

Money Order service not discontinued: Dept of Post

Mumbai, May 13 (PTI) The Money Order service, the old and trusted mode of remittance, was very much available, the Department of Post today said, strongly refuting the reports otherwise.

"It has been noticed since last few weeks that news items have been repeatedly appearing in Hindi and other regional news (media) regarding alleged discontinuation of Money Order services by the Department of Posts. This appears to be a sponsored negative publicity campaign," said the statement issued by Department of Post, Maharashtra circle.

Only Money Order `Videsh' service had been stopped while other services were operational, it said.

MO services had been, in fact, strengthened and made faster through electronic mode of transmission, it said.

The use of service was robust, the statement said, adding that several options had been provided for domestic money transmission such as Instant Money Order (iMO), eMO and Mobile to Mobile Money Order.