Monday, July 30, 2012

Sri B.Srinivasalu SPO’s Bellary Division Bellary is retiring superannuation on 31.07.2012.
We wish a happy and peaceful retired life

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Model Questions for LDCE to the cadre of Inspector Posts 

Revised Syllabus and Pattern
Reference books
Model  Questions

(1)  (i)    Acts/Rules/ Guidelines Instructions     relating to Inland & Foreign Posts,
Indian Post office Act -1898. 
Post Office  Guide Part I
Post Office Guide Part II

(ii)     Mail Operations,
Postal Manual Volume V

Postal Manual Volume VII,

Postal Manual Volume VI Part I

              (iii)     Money Remittances,
Postal Manual Volume VI Part II
Postal Manual Volume VI Part III

(iv)    Savings Bank Schemes
POSB Manual Volume I

(v)     Saving Certificates

POSB Manual Volume II,
(vi)     Rural and Postal Life Insurance.

(2)     Organization  of      Department,   Office Procedure  and  Material     Management   for optimum utilization of network, Establishment and Administrative Matters.
Postal Manual Volume II,

Postal Manual Volume IV

Postal Manual Volume VIII

(Prepred  by AB Kantharaja, Kodagu Division, Karnataka, presently serving in APS,  Mobile08969822340,emailid- )

Upgradation of GP of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/-

It has been ascertained from the Postal Directorate that file relating to upgradation of Grade Pay of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- has been again submitted to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance by the Department.
source:CHQ blog

PS Gr. B DPC for the year 2012-13.

Directorate vide memo No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 23.07.2012 has called for the ACRs/APRs of 522 Officers for holding DPC for the year 2012-13. Vacancies are to be calculated.
<< Click Here >> to download the memo.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Revision of norms for Postmen Establishment

Postal Directorate vide F. No 9-1/2005-W.S.I/P.E.1 (Establishment Division) dated 19.07.2012 has revised the norms in respect of some items of work to calculate the work load of Delivery Establishment.Click here to view the said Directorate order.

Amendment in constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts...Monthly subscription revised from Rs. 30/- to Rs. 50/-.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
No. 15/4/2012-SR                                                             Dated : 12-07-2012
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi-54.

Sub : Amendment in constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and     Assistant Superintendents Posts.
          I am directed to refer to your letter No. CHQ/IPASP/Reso/1-2/2012 dated 17.5.2012 on the above mentioned subject and to inform that Government has provisionally approved amendment to the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts. The amended version will now read as given below.

Revised Article 38 : Subscription
The monthly subscription shall be Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per member, payable monthly through check off system by deduction from the salaries by Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month. However, in case of new members, they can exercise their option in the month of April and deduction of subscription @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month will be made by the DDO concerned from 1st July of that year. Entire deducted subscription will be remitted to the Circle Branch. 40% of the subscription will be allocated to CHQ and the remaining 60% to Circle Branch (by Circle Secretary).

Revised Article 44 : Circle Conference :
The Circle Conference shall be the supreme deliberative and legislative body of the Circle Association, it shall among others have following specific powers:
(a)          To elect the following office-bearers:
(i)           President                        (v) Organising Secretary – 4
(ii)          Vice President -2            (vi) Treasurer
(iii)        Circle Secretary              (vii) Assistant Treasurer
(iv)         Assistant Circle Secretary-3
Note : 1        The election of office-bearers at items (i) to (vii) above shall be by  secret Ballot, if so demanded even by a single member.
Note : 2        (a) If the Circle Conference of a particular Circle desires to have more  Organising Secretary or Assistant Circle Secretary they may be so elected.
(b)  To appoint the auditor from among the members.
(c)  To elect the members of the Circle Working Committee not exceeding twenty five.
(d)  To elect the delegates for the All India Conference.
(e)  To consider and adopt the annual report, accounts and budget estimates.
(f)   To adopt resolutions on problems of the members and to devise ways and means to implement the Center’s Policy Directives.

2.       The above amendment may be incorporated in the existing constitution of the Association and a fresh copy of the constitution submitted to this office for record.
Yours faithfully,

(Subhas Chander)
Consultant (SR)
Copy to :
All Head of Circle
            PMG NK Region Dharwad & SK Region Bangalore has called for items to be discussed in the Bi-monthly meeting to be held on 11.08.2012 & 23.08.2012 respectively. All the members are requested to intimate any items that are to be taken up in the said meetings to the CS. The items can be intimated over phone or by email.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

LDCE PSS Gr. B Examination 2012  held on 3rd June 2012, result declared.

IP Line :1. Hari Krishna Prasad, Andhra
2. Syed Anwar, Andhra
3. Harish Kumar  Mahawar, Chattisgarh.
 Syed Ansar, Andhra5. Baby Prasad Dash, Orissa
6. K.Lekshmana Pillai,
7. Yara Ramakrishna, Andhra8. Ranjay Kumar Singh, Bihar
9. Raja Biyo Prasad, Bihar.
10. N.Prakash, Tamil Nadu.

11. Himanchu Kumar Mishra, UP
12. Swapan kumar Gorai, WB
13. Wuriti Naga Vidya Kumar, Andhra
14. A.Srinivasa Rao, Andhra15. Rashi Bihari Ram, ST, Bihar
General Line :

1. M.Rajendran, TN

2. Ramakrishna, Andhra
3. Viluri Sathyanarayana, Andhra
4. A.Venkata Reddy, Andhra
5. R.Arumugan, TN
6. Rathi Ram Meena, APS, Delhi

1 vacancy will be declared later.

Dte Memo No : A 34013 / 03 -2010 / DE Dt. 17.07.12 
This result is subject to final order in OA No. 235/2012 filed in Hon'ble CAT Lucknow bench by All India Association of Inspectors and Asstt. Supdt. Posts, UP branch.
Congratulations to all .

Friday, July 13, 2012

Letter to GS

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grade I selected candidates of Karnataka Circle
Result of the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade-I held on 3rd June 2012

Rule 38 Transfer cases of Surplus IPs....Reply received from Directorate.

To view the reply received from Directorate,  please CLICK HERE. 
source: CHQ blog

CHQ President and GS visited Postal Directorate on 09.07.2012

President, General Secretary, Ex-General Secretary and Circle Secretary Punjab Circle visited the Postal Directorate on 9th July, 2012. They attended meeting on Organisational Restructuing in Department of Posts  called for by the Department. Views / suggestions already submitted on 4th June 2012 by our Association were discussed in length with the Committee. The approach of the Committee headed by the CPMG, M. P Circle was  positive towards IP/ASP cadre.

Following  issues were also discussed with the concerned officers during informal meeting :-

1. Amendment in the Constitution of All India Association of IP/ASP Association to revise Article 38 and 44.
    Orders are likely to be issued by the SR Division in this week.  

2. DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B.
    ACRs/APARs will be called for soon. Vacancies are yet to be calculated by SPG  Division..

3. Supplementary DPC for PS Gr. B for the year 2011.
    Postal Directorate will not convene supplementary DPC as regular DPC is already due.

4. Up-gradation of GP of IP from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-.
     Representative from the Department has discussed the matter with the concerned officer in MOF. File is likely to be submitted again to the MOF.

5. PS Gr. B and PM Grade-I Examination for 2012.
     Results of both the examinations are likely to be declared soon.

6. Sr. PM Examination.
    Six CAT cases are pending in various benches. Hence, there is no hope for holding of  Sr. PM Examination in near future.

7. Periodical Meeting with the Secretary (Posts).
     Date of meeting will be fixed shortly by the Postal Directorate. Agenda for meeting has already been submitted to the Department on 10/4/2012.
source: CHQ blog

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Timings for Booking Tatkal Tickets from Tomorrow I.E. 10th July 2012

Railway Administration Making Local Arrangements to Implement New Tatkal Booking Timings 

The Ministry of Railways has further streamlined the delivery of tickets under Tatkal Scheme and the new amendment in the scheme will come into effect from tomorrow i.e. 10th July 2012 (Tuesday). Under the new amendment the booking of Tatkal tickets will start at 10.00 hours on the previous day of journey from train originating station instead of 0800 hours at present. For example, if a train is to depart from the originating station on the 2nd of the month, the Tatkal quota booking both through Internet (IRCTC Website) and reservation counters for that particular train shall open at 1000 hours on the 1st of the month. In addition, it has also been decided that no authorised agents, including agents of IRCTC and RTSAs/RTAs will be allowed to book Tatkal tickets from 1000 hours to 1200 hours from counters as well as from Internet.

At the Zonal Railway and the Divisional Railway level, the local Railway administration is also making arrangements at the reservation counters for orderly implementation of the amendment in the scheme like segregation of Tatkal buyers through separate queues, separate counters etc. as per the local requirement and feasibility. The travelling public is being informed about the new arrangements through Press Releases, Press Advertisements, Announcements and Notice Boards. Moreover, installation of CCTVs in all major booking centres to monitor any unusual activities, inspection of the reservation centres by the senior officers, display of helpline numbers for complaints, raids by the vigilance squads are some of the measures being taken to prevent misuse of Tatkal facility. The requirement of indicating Mobile number of the passenger in the application form is also being insisted to cross verify the genuineness of the passenger.

These new measures are in addition to the previously taken measures to revamp Tatkal system from November 2011. In November 2011, the following measures were introduced to reduce/minimize the possibility of booking of tickets by touts/miscreants and which are still continuing:

1. Advance Reservation Period of Tatkal scheme was reduced from two days excluding the day of journey to one day excluding the day of journey.
2. Refunds are not granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets except in case of special circumstances like late running of train by more than three hours, cancellation of trains etc.
3. Duplicate Tatkal tickets are not issued under normal circumstances. In exceptional cases Duplicate Tatkal tickets can be issued on payment of full fare including Tatkal charges.
4. Tatkal tickets are issued only on production of self attested photocopy of one of the 9 prescribed proofs of Identity mentioned in the scheme, at the computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counter. While booking e-ticket, the passenger has to indicate the number of identity card in the system. The passenger is required to carry the same proof of Identity during the journey.
5. A restriction of booking of a maximum of four passengers per PNR on Tatkal ticket has been imposed.

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector Undertaking of Ministry of Railways which manages Railways e-ticketing website namely has also implemented following additional steps to streamline Tatkal ticket bookings:

1. High capacity Database servers have been installed.
2. Internet Bandwidth has been increased from 344 mbps to 450 mbps
3. Single user registration on one e-mail ID with email verification has been implemented.
4. Mobile validation of users and single user registration on one mobile number has been implemented.
5. Web service agents have been permitted to book only one Tatkal ticket per train per day on internet after 12.00 A.M.
6. Individual users are permitted to book only two tickets between 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 A.M.
7. Only two tickets can be booked per IP address between 10-12 AM. IP address check has helped in preventing multiple bookings from same office complex/internet café etc. This also helps in facilitating bookings by genuine users and prevents bookings for commercial gains.
8. Single session per user ID check has been implemented. With this step, a user on will be able to open his account for booking of e-tickets only once. Multiple sessions with single user ID cannot be opened thereby enabling maximum users to access website and reduce congestion.
9. Captcha has been put and strengthened for booking in the ‘Plan My Travel’ to check fraudulent booking through automation software.
(CAPTCHAs is a technology used in attempts to prevent automated software from performing actions which degrade the quality of service of a given system) 
10. Quick Book Option and Cash Cards option has been stopped between 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 A.M.
11. An IT-Anti Fraud Squad has been created at Internet Ticketing Centre to detect cases of fraud and fraudulent activity and also for constant cyberspace surveillance to detect possible threats to the system.
12. Upon receipt of complaint against the sub-agent, the user –id is deactivated and the sub-agent is black-listed. The details of the black-listed agent are put on the IRCTC website. All the Principal Agents have been instructed not to take on such black-listed agents.
13. For any complaint, against the e-ticket agents, one may contact (011-23745962) or (011-39340000)
14. The Ministry of Railways has also initiated steps to augment e-ticket handling capacity of its website through short term and long term measures. Both IRCTC and CRIS are working jointly in this direction. Due to these steps, the present e-ticket capacity will increase from existing about 3.5 lakh bookings to around 5 lakh bookings per day in about four months period in the short term which will further be increased to about 8 lakh bookings per day in the long term plan.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Soon, send money order from your mobile.

NEW DELHI: The postal department has entered into a partnership with state-run telecom company BSNLto provide money order service using mobile phones.

"The Department has signed an agreement with BSNL for providing money remittance through mobile phones," Department of Posts (DoP) said in an official statement today.
As per the pact, BSNL has been provided with the requirements of DoP for development of the software.
A DoP spokesperson said the software development is going on and rollout of the pilot is expected in August-September 2012.
Initially, a pilot of the service will run for a period of 6 months in Punjab, Bihar, Delhi and Kerala Circles, the statement said.
As per the spokesperson, DoP will give commission to BSNL for each remittance made and the commission will vary on the amount transferred.
Under this facility, receiver of the money will get SMS for transaction and initially get cash at the nearest authorised post office by showing the message, the spokesperson said.
Source : The Times of India, July 4, 2012

Reorganizational Restructuring in Department of Posts Meeting at Postal Directorate on 9/7/2012.

Postal Directorate has called for meeting of our Association on 9/7/2012 (Monday) in connection with reorganizational restructuring in Department of Posts. Those circles who have not given their views on the issue may contact either to President or General Secretary over their mobile phone and brief them about suggestions if any.
source:chq blog

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Result of PO & RMS Accountant examination conducted on 15.04.2012 announced by PMG NK Region Dharwad

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

6 New Postal Training Centres to start in 12th Plan period

VADODARA: The department of posts will start six postal training centres (PTCs) across the country during the 12th Five Year Plan. Sri Kamleshwar Prasad, member, human resource development in the Postal Services Board, New Delhi informed media persons here on Sunday.
Sri Kamleshwar Prasad was in the city to inaugurate golden jubilee celebrations of PTC, Vadodara and release a special cover to mark the occasion. He informed that at present the department has six full-time training facilities across the country, including PTC, Vadodara to meet the requirement of a workforce of five lakh.
"We are adopting National Training Policy 2012, which will provide all employees of the department three career development opportunities. This centres will be helpful in providing training to the workforce," he said, adding that the department is also moving ahead with its plans to go for complete computerization of post offices.
"This should be implemented by end of this year or early next year," he said. At present, there are nearly 1.55 lakh post offices across the country of which 9,500 are in Gujarat.
The PTC at Vadodara was established on July 1, 1962 to cater to the training needs of postal employees of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh postal circles.
The centre had started its functioning from a rented accommodation provided by Gujarat government on the premises of Karelibaug-based mental hospital. It was in 1985 that the centre was relocated to its present premises, opposite Harni airport. At present, it has a capacity of handling more than one lakh trainee days in a year.
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