Saturday, February 28, 2015

Vacancy position of Inspector Posts/Assistant Supdt Post’s/Mail overseer

All members/office bearers/well wishers are requested to intimate the following information for taking up with Karnataka Circle Administration

Sl No.
Name of the Division
Name of
Sub Division/ASP (HQ)/ASO(Dn)/IP©/Mail overseer vacant
Date from which vacant
How the Sub Division is managing

Bi-Monthly meeting with DPS, BG Region by Service Associations.

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS                                          Regd.
From:   The Chief Postmaster-General,
            Karnataka Circle,

To:       S/S
Suchetha Hegde, ASP(HQ), BG West Dn., Bangalore 560086
Manjunatha Vibhu, ASP Sub Dn,  BG South Dn., Bangalore 560041
G. Janakiram, C/S AIPEU CL.III, PA, Agaram PO, Bangalore 560007
N. Chandrashekar, President, HAL II Stage HO, Bangalore 560008
A. Srinivasa, C/S, AIRMS & MMS Cl-III, B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023
M. Ramakrishna, C/T, AIRMS & MMS Cl-III, B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023
P. Mallikarjuna, C/S AIPEU CL-IV, Postman, Kalyananagar PO, Bangalore 560043
K.M. Ramamurthy, ACS, Postman, Bangalore GPO, Bangalore 560001
G. Udayashankara Rao, C/S, AIRMS & MMS Cl-IV,  B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023.
E. Govindaraj, D/S, AIRMS & MMS Cl-IV, B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023.
B.Shivakumar ,C/S NUPE Cl-III,  Jayanagar III Bl PO, BG.
A. Deepak, Manager, NBC, Rajajinagar HO, Bangalore 560010
G.L Lamani, C/S & SA, NUR-IV, B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023
N. Chandrashekar, D/S & SA, NUR-III, B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023
J. Krishna, C/P & MTS, NUR-IV, BBSTMO, Bangalore 560023
Mallikarnujaiah, ACS & MTS, NUR-IV, B.City RMS, Bangalore 560023
K.C.Gangaiah C/S,  NUPE Cl-IV, Stg Postman,  Malleswaram West PO BG-3
D.K. Srinivasachari, Postman, J.C. Nagar PO, Bangalore 560006
Venkatesh, AO(ICO), O/O CPMG, Bangalore 560001
N. Veeresh, C/S AIPAEA, O/O DA(P), Bangalore GPO.
K.C.Annappa Circle Secretary AIGDSU, BPM Kuluvanahalli BO, C’patna
Nagaraj, Divisional Secretary, GDS, Vimanapura, Bangalore East Dn., Bangalore 560025.
NO.WLF/45-30/IV                dated     @    Bangalore 560001,            the     26.02.2015
                                    Sub: Bi-Monthly meeting with  DPS, BG Region by Service                                                                  Associations.
The Bi-monthly meeting with DPS, Bangalore Region by Service Associations is scheduled to be held on 10.04.2015 at Circle Office. You requested to make it convenient to attend the same. Only the staff working in Bangalore Region may attend the meeting.

NFPE:              1030hrs to 1100hrs
FNPO:              1100hrs to 1130hrs
SBECU:           1130hrs to 1200hrs
AIGDSU:          1200hrs to 1230hrs
ASP/IP:            1230hrs to 1300hrs
                                                                                                    Yours Sincerely,
                                                                                                    Asst Director (OL)
                                                                                            For Chief Postmaster General,
                                                                                        Karnataka Circle, Bangalore-560001.

Copy to: W/E

1.     The SSPOs, BG East/West/South Dn./SPOs, Channapatna DN.,
2.    The CPM, Bangalore GPO, Bangalore 560001
3.     The SSRM,  Bangalore Stg. Dn., Bangalore 560026- are requested to make necessary relief arrangement to the officials to attend the meeting.
4.    The PAs to DPS(HQ)/The Office Supdt. CO, BG for information and n/a please.

   For Chief Postmaster General,
                                                                                             Karnataka Circle, Bangalore 560001 

Following officers are retiring from PSS Gr “B” service on Superannuation on 28.02.2015 in Karnataka Circle.

Sl No
Name of the officer
o/o working
Shri B. Rajappa ADM (PLI)
o/o CPMG Karnataka Circle Bangalore
Sri P D Patil AD II
o/o Postmaster General North Karnataka Region Dharwad

                Association wishes them a happy and peaceful retired life...

GS Desk...

Shri Rajkumar,
Director (Staff),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sub :          Vacancy position for PS Gr. B Examinations 2013 and 2014.

Respected Sir,

IP/ASP Association would like to draw your kind attention to its letter of even number dated 28/1/2015 vide which it was requested to furnish the details of vacancies reserved for ensuing PS Gr. B Examination for the year 2013 and 2014, but as on date no information is received from Directorate.   

It is to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide Memo No. A.34012/01/2015-DE dated 15/1/2015 has circulated calendar of departmental examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2015 wherein it is mentioned that PS Gr. B Examination 2013 and 2014 are scheduled on 21/6/2015 and 18/10/2015 respectively.

DPCs for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2013 and 2014 have already been convened on 10/10/2013 and 26/2/2015 respectively.

It is therefore once again requested to kindly intimate the details of number of vacancies reserved for PS Gr. B Examination for the year 2013 and 2014 at the earliest.

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Validity of Self Attested Documents

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
26-February-2015 13:49 IST
Validity of Self Attested Documents
It is a constant endeavour of the Government to simplify procedures by introduction of self certification. For this, all Central Ministries / Departments as well as State Government / UTs have been requested to review the existing requirement in this regard and make provision for self certification, wherever possible. Response from 25 States / UTs has been received indicating action taken by them.
Different organizations prescribe different criteria for attestation, subject to statutory and legal provisions. As per its mandate, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has been requesting them to adopt self-certification, wherever possible, as a measure of administrative reform.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Narendra Kumar Kashyap in the Rajya Sabha today. 

India Post targets 50-fold growth in e-commerce revenue

For India Post, a 240-year-old straggler long fighting for relevance in a  digital economy, the explosive growth in this new-age business has offered it a  fresh lease of life and given it the luxury of dreaming big.

 These dreams have been bolstered by firms such as Flipkart and Amazon signing up for its services and with the theatre of  activity for the fastgrowing ecommerce sector now moving to the country's remote  corners.

The Department  of Posts is targeting a seemingly implausible 50-fold increase in ecommerce  revenues. "With decline in document shipments, ecommerce is our department's new  focus," a top official at the Department of Posts, told ET. "We are targeting Rs .5,000 crore in revenue from this segment alone in the next 24 months." It won't be an easy  task given that in the previous fiscal year to end-March 2014, it earned Rs  10,750 crore in overall turnover.

This year, it is on course to earn Rs  100 crore as delivery revenues from ecommerce firms, giving the department's  claims a dark ring of incredulity as it is looking at a 50-fold jump in just two  years. But officials point out that India Post had managed to expand ecommerce delivery revenues from Rs 20 crore toRs 100 crore in just a year, and given the explosive growth  the sector is seeing, an exponential increase in revenues is not impossible. The  department started cash on delivery pilots with Amazon in 2013. But the service  picked up steam only in 2014, when it signed up players such as Flipkart,  Snapdeal and Shopclues.

Karnataka and Haryana currently account for most  ecommerce shipments followed by Delhi, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. India's  onlineretail industry is expected to soar to $23 billion (Rs 1.4 lakh crore) by 2018  from about $2 billion in 2013. The overall ecommerce sector, including online  travel bookings, is projected at $43 billion by 2018, according to Nomura. To be sure, India Post will not have  it easy, competing as it will be with several large logistics firms such as FedEx, DTDC, Blue DartBSE 1.35 % and DHL  as well as a rash of startups such as Ecom Express and Delhivery that have  jumped on to the bandwagon.


 India Post, founded as an  arm of the East India Company, was a vital strategic institution for decades but  its relevance declined dramatically as the rise of the Internet and use of  emails for communication made its postcards and inland letters increasingly  redundant.

But despite its mainstay business staring at oblivion, the  department continued to have several advantages over its competitors, most  notably its vast network of 1.5 lakh offices and an army of about 5.5 lakh employees across the  country.

India Post has begun leveraging that strength now. It has begun  training its postmen in ecommerce-specific requirements, such as accepting cash  or card payments on delivery - crucial for online retailers in India - and  handling same-day shipments. It also plans to open about 60 so called fulfilment  centres, where goods are stored and sorted before deliveries, across the country  this year for its ecommerce business.

For instance in Bengaluru, India Post will invest Rs  1 crore to decentralise packaging and ecommerce parcel services by establishing  warehouses across the city, according to MS Ramanujan, Chief Post Master  General, Karnataka Circle. To compete with DHL, India Post plans to buy land  near the airport to establish a warehousecum-parcel centre, he said.

In Bengaluru and Gurgaon, India Post is already handling about 13,000 and 20,000  shipments, respectively, every day. "We are currently stretched to our limits.  Opening ecommerce specific warehouses will lessen the load on post offices,"  said the official of the Department of Post, quoted  earlier.


India Post can  take heart from the experience of other countries where explosive growth of
ecommerce has changed fortunes of their state-run postal departments.

In the West, government postal services  have gained the most from the ecommerce sector.

"The US Post is expected  to earn half of its revenues from ecommerce package deliveries by 2020. Deutsche  Post in Germany and Australia Post have also done well," said Arvind Singhal,  head of retail advisory firm Technopak.

Its customers, many of whom are now looking to spread their wings in the  hinterland to tap the market potential in India's small towns and villages, have good things to say.

"Given the vastness  of our country, India Post plays a key role in offering a seamless experience  for our customers who are located in the most remote parts of India," said  Neeraj Aggarwal, senior director, supply chain, at Flipkart, which has been  working with India Post since last year in addition to its own logistics firm  Ekart.

India's ecommerce logistics market is expected to gross over Rs  7,200 crore ($1.2 billion) this year.

According to consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, ecommerce firms will  need about 15 million sq ft of warehouse space by 2017, up from about 1.7  million sq ft available now. "Getting manpower for last-mile delivery and high  expectations of same-day delivery due to technology integration are major  challenges for us," said an official at a large ecommerce logistics player,  declining to be identified. Shrinking air cargo space and rising costs have also put pressure on private companies to increase shipment rates. "I don't see  shipment costs going down in 2015," said Mohit Tandon, cofounder at  Gurgaon-based logistics startup Delhivery. India Post claims an advantage here,  too.

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Addendum to SB Order No.2/2015- "Sukanya Samridhi Account"

Promotion and allotment of Postal Service, Group 'B' officers to Junior Time Scale (JTS) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Transfers / postings of the JTS/STS officers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2014.

                      To view the Gazette Notification please Click Here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Transfers / Re-allotments in Postal Service Group B Cadre to Karnataka Circle

The following Officers are re-allotted to Karnataka Circle

Sl No
Name of the Officer
S H Deshabhandari
K Dinkar
K S Telkar
G C Srinivasa
Rajaram R Bhat

Promotion and Posting in Postal Service Group B Cadre

The following Officers from Karnataka Promoted to PS GR B Cadre

Congratulations to all the Officers 

Sl No
Name of the Officer
New Circle of Posting on Promotion
Ramesh Holla
Ramskrishna Somayaji

V N Shivashankara Prasad

G C Eligar
S M Bhat
H L Nataraj
PTC Vadodara
K R N Moorthy
Uttar Pradesh
R N Tavakari
Umesh Shettigar B
C R Nagaraj Rao
West Bengal
S Linga Shetty
V H Nadagouda
West Bengal
B R Manjunath
Postal Directorate
B S Nagaraj
D R Narasimhamurthy
Postal Directorate
K V Thimmanna
K Subbaraya Pai
Postal Directorate
B Vasantha
Postal Directorate
V M Rajanna
PTC Dharbanga
M V Basapur
West Bengal