Facility for Online booking of Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy "Rs 300/- Special Darshan" Tickets is provided at all Head Post offices in A.P and Telengana States. No documents required. Only personal presence at HO counter is enough to book the tickets .

Division / Unit wise allotment of selected candidates of AP Circle PA/SA Direct Rectt Exam held on 25.05.2014 is announced.

Feb 1, 2015

India Post to launch own e-commerce portal like Amazon or eBay

Directly stepping into the cyber world, India post is going to launch its own e-commerce portal in the shape of those like Amazon or eBay soon. The aggressive step of India Post, world's largest postal service, is a part of its massive IT based modernization initiative worth Rs 5,000 crore.

"At planning and designing phase now, the final rollover of the dedicated postal e-commerce portal may take another 6 months. But we are excited about this new avatar in our service basket," Mr. John Samuel, member of Postal Services Board told ET.

As he describes, the portal will be like popular e-commerce entities like Amazon or eBay. A conduit between buyers and sellers. But, it is not going to be entirely open for any item to be traded by anyone. Rather a moderated and scrutinized list will be followed. Local specialties like Tea from Darjeeling, Mango from Malda in West Bengal or Saffron from Kashmir will have emphasize in that.

India Post is Tying up with different controlling authorities like Spices Board, Tea Board, or cashew Board to ensure 'quality trading of quality items only'- as Mr. Samuel puts it.

In addition to the physical products, services of different public sector are also being planned to be included into the tradable items of the portal.

"Wide and fast growing coverage of Internet through computer and mobile phones are bringing more and more people from even remote corners to the doorsteps of e-commerce. There lies our new opportunity. Moreover delivery of the items is a major issue for all e-commerce authorities. Here also India post excel's with its 1.5 lakh establishments and time tested connectivity network," he said.

In one hand we have Rs 4909 crore worth IT related infrastructure modernization plan and on the other hand, we are spending another Rs 2000 crore to have new vehicles to ensure faster delivery.

Indeed it is a new step to a new world that can give new life to financially crunched Indiapost. But, "We need to bring change in our own attitude at certain corners to churn out the best out of this initiative," accepted Mr. Samuel.
Source:-The Economic Times

GPF and Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004

Click here to view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.49014/2/2014-Estt(C) dated 29-01-2015 on the above subject matter.

Set of three stamps on Swachh Bharat is released

The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu along with the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh releasing the Postal Stamp on ‘Swachh Bharat’, in New Delhi on January 30, 2015.

Jan 30, 2015

Retirements on Superannuation

The following officers are retiring from service on 31-01-2015 on superannuation. IP (A)SP Andhra wishes a happy and peaceful retired life to both the officers.

1.G.Suryanarayana, AD(BD&Mktg), C.O. Hyderabad
2. P.V.Surya Prakasa Rao, SPOS, Amalapuram Division

DPCs for promotion to the cadre of PS Group B and JTS Group A - an Update

It was learnt from the GS IP/ASP association that the results of DPCs for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2014 and for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the vacancy year 2013-14 are expected in first and second week of next month respectively. Repatriation orders are also under consideration.

Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system

F. No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III
 Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
Estt.A-III Desk 
North Block, New Delhi.
 Dated: 28, January, 2015 


Sub: Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system.

 The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, DEITY's DO letter no. SSD/DeitY/BAS/2014-74 dated 23.12.2014 (copy enclosed), observing that in many offices there is a large difference between the number of registered employees and the number of employees marking their attendance in the Biometric attendance system (BAS). The Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments have been requested to issue directions to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS Portal on regular basis.
 2. As per the Guidelines issued vide O.M. No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 21.11.2014, it has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / subordinate Offices, in India. All employees are, therefore, required to register themselves in the system and mark their attendance. Instructions already exist for dealing with cases of late attendance/ unauthorized absence, which may be followed. 
3. It is requested that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.
 (J.A. Vaidyanathan) 
Director (Establishment) 
Click here to view the original DoPT OM dated 28.01.2015

Review of Model Calendar for the DPCs being conducted by the Ministries/Departments

Click here to view DoPT OM dated 28.01.2015 on the above subject matter.

Travel by Premium Trains on LTC - Clarification

No. 31011/ 2/ 2015-Estt.(A-IV)
 Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
 Department of Personnel and Training 

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
 Dated: 27thJanuary, 2015 

Subject: Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification reg.

 The undersigned is directed to say that several references are received by this Department from various Ministry/ Departments seeking clarification regarding admissibility of travel by Premium Trains run by Indian Railways while availing of LTC.
 2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that travel by Premium Trains is not permissible on LTC. Hence, the fare charged by the Indian Railways for the journey(s) performed by Premium trains shall not be reimbursable for the purpose of LTC. Cases where LTC travel in such Premium Trains has already been undertaken by the Central Government Employees, the train fare may be reimbursed restricting it to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

 (B. Bandyopadhyay) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Click here to view the original DoPT OM dated 27.0.2015 

LTC to neighboring countries : Ministry of Civil Aviation nods

The civil aviation ministry has given its nod to a proposal to provide leave travel concession for government employees to Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka to boost tourism in the region.
A senior official in the ministry confirming the development said, “The move is intended to boost tourism within SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries. Pakistan and Bangladesh has been left out for now because of security issues.”
The approval from the ministry of civil aviation was required so that the LTC can be availed of on national carrier Air India while flying to these countries.

Amendement to rule 29 of GFR when penalty of reduction to to a lower service, grade or post is imposed

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., Notification, dated 22.1.2015

G.S.R. 6(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 27th October, 2013.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—

“(2) If a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify,—

(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective;

(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent; and

(c) whether the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post or time-scale on his restoration to the service, grade or post or time-scale from which he was reduced.”

Courtesy : DoPT web site

Jan 26, 2015

Jan 24, 2015

Reallotments in the cadre of PS Group B in AP Circle

Circle Office, Hyderabad vide memo no ST/12-1/2013-14/II dated 23.01.2014 has ordered the following reallotments in the cadre of PS GroupB.
1. Sri SMSSV Prasad, SPOs Rajahmundry is realloted to Vijayawada Region at request vice post vacant. The officer will be relieved to join in Vijayawada region only in the month of April 2015.

2. Sri K.V.Rao AD Vadodra region, Gujarat on reallotment to AP Circle is alloted to Visakhapatnam region against the retirement vacancy of SPos Amalapuram which will arise on 31.01.2015 A/N.

28 th AII India Cricket Tournament at Visakhapatnam - A.P Team is theWinner

The 28th All India Postal Cricket Tournament has come to an end with the Final match held  between Andhra Pradesh & Tamilnadu at Port Stadium, Visakhapatnam.  
                Andhra Pradesh Team batted first and scored 276 runs for 6 wickets in 40 overs, whereas Tamilnadu chased the score in 32.4 overs and scored 193 all out. Hence the Champions of 28th All India Postal Cricket Tournment are ANDHRA PRADESH team. The runners are Tamilnadu and the third place has gone to West Bengal.
 Valedictory function was held at 4.30 PM on 23.01.2015 at Golden Jubilee outdoor stadium (Port Stadium).  Sri M.T. Krishna Babu, I.A.S., Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust has  graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Smt. Sharda Sampath, IPoS, Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam Region, Sri Lalitendu Pradhan, Postmaster General, Siluguri & North Bengal Region, Dr.Sri Vennam Upender, Director Postal Services, Visakhapatnam Region and Sri Pawankumar Singh, DPS(Hqrs), Odissa Circle were also present.

Score details are as follows: 
Man of the Final Match : Sri. S Kranthi Kumar (Scored 125 runs) of AP
Highest wicket taker in Final match: Sri. K Rajesh (2/54) of AP 
Best bowler of tournament : Ajay Kumar from AP                      
Best Batsmen : Selva Ganapathi
All Rounder of the Tournment : Sohan Gosh (WB)

Man of the tournament : S Kranthi Kumar, AP

Table for Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015

Click here to view Dept of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance OM dated 22.01.2015 on the above subject matter.

Jan 23, 2015

Disposal of Stock of old MO forms (MO 8 )

Click here to view Postal Directorate memo No. 3-2/2014-PO dated  /1/2015 on the above subject matter.