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DEAR POSTMASTER - A WORD WITH YOU

DEAR POSTMASTER,

THIS IS ONE OF THE LESSON OF LIFE

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway;
it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.





He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.
Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.
He was astonished at what he saw.

With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.






As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal,
he would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey
stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!






MORAL :

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
Each of our troubles is a stepping stone.
We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up
.



Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from God.



GOD BLESS YOU....!







IRCTC Extends “Companion Travels Free” offer for Buddhist Circuit Special Train

IRCTC Extends “Companion Travels Free” offer for Buddhist Circuit Special Train
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To provide an opportunity for domestic tourist to experience the rich culture and spiritual heritage of India and travel in the footsteps of Lord Buddha –Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, has extended the “Companion Travels Free” offer for the Indian nationals travelling on the National Tourism Award winning –Mahaparinirvan Express – Buddhist Circuit Special Train for its trips commencing on 4th February & 13th February 2012 also. The all inclusive price for two people would now be Rs. 45,500/- for AC 2 Tier.
This comprehensive tour package of 7nights/ 8Days includes journey by an exclusive tourist train, hotel accommodation, road transportation in AC Deluxe buses, all meals, sightseeing, entrance fee, tour guide service, travel insurance, onboard security etc. This journey of discovery and spiritual fulfillment covers world famous Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Sarnath, Varanasi,Kushinagar, Lumbini (Nepal) Sravasti and Agra. Tourist and pilgrims from over 30 countries have so far travelledon this special train in the last 4 years and have enjoyed the unmatched hospitality offered by IRCTC.
Tourist can avail this special offer by booking immediately on the website www.railtourismindia.com/buddhaor call on 011-23701100, 23701145, 09717644798 and Email:Buddhisttrain@irctc.com, tourticket@irctc.com
AKS/HK/LK/TR

(Release ID :79994)

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2011

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of December 2011

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2011 decreased by 2 points and stood at 197 (one hundred & ninety seven) .

During December, 2011, the index recorded maximum decrease of 8 points each in Ghaziabad and Jamshedpur centres, 7 points each in Mysore, Bokaro and Ranchi Hatia centres, 6 points in 3 centres, 5 points in 3 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. The index increased by 6 points in Coonoor centre, 4 points in Chennai centre, 3 points in Mercara centre, 2 points in 3 centres and 1 point in 2 centres, while in the remaining 7 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum decrease of 8 points in Ghaziabad and Jamshedpur centres is mainly on account of decrease in the prices of Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Primary and Middle School Fee and Books, etc. The decrease of 7 points in Mysore, Bokaro and Ranchi Hatia centres is mainly due to decrease in the prices of Rice Wheat, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Primary and Middle School Fee and Books, Petrol, etc. The increase of 6 points in Coonoor centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Maida, Suji, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow), Tamarind, Tea (Readymade), Sugar, Sweater, Medicine (Allopathic), Medicine (Homeopathic), Bus Fare, Barber Charges, etc. The increase of 4 points in Chennai centre is due to increase in the prices of Dairy Milk, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, E.S.I. Contribution, Bus Fare, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad 190
2. Bangalore 199
3. Chennai 184
4. Delhi 182

5. Kolkata 185

6. Mumbai 199


The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of December, 2011 is 6.49% as compared to 9.34% in November, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index dipped to the level of 1.97% in December, 2011 as compared to 7.61% in November, 2011.

The CPI-IW for January, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 29th February, 2012.
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Compendium of orders related with Postmaster cadre

Compendium of orders related with Postmaster cadre 


Dear POSTMASTER,

Click below to view
All Circulars Regarding Postmaster Cadre

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Difference between NRE and NRO Accounts

Difference between NRE and NRO Accounts

The Government of India has permitted NRIs to open rupee accounts in India in order to repatriate funds from their home countries. The two most common accounts are the NRE and NRO accounts. Let’s take a closer look at them.
What’s an NRE account?
A Non-Resident External (NRE) account is a bank account that’s opened by depositing foreign currency at the time of opening a bank account. This currency can be tendered in the form of traveler’s checks or notes.
What’s an NRO account?
A Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) account is the normal bank account opened by an Indian going abroad with the intention of becoming an NRI. An NRI can also open this account by sending remittances from his home country or by transferring funds from his other NRO account. It offers the same facilities as an NRE account, except that any repatriation done through this account should be reported to RBI by filling up prescribed forms.
How do NRE and NRO accounts differ?
Funds remitted from overseas sources or local funds that would otherwise have been sent to the accountholder abroad can instead be transferred to NRE Accounts. On the other hand, local funds that aren’t eligible to be remitted abroad must be credited to an NRO account.
Can you transfer funds from an NRE to anNROaccount and vice versa?
It’s easy to transfer funds fromanNREto an NRO account. But it’s not possible to transfer funds from an NRO account to an NRE account. Once you transfer funds fromanNREtoanNRO account, the amount is non-repatriable. Consequently, you cannot transfer it back.
What’s the difference in the tax treatment for interest earned on an NRE and an NRO account?
The interest earned on any type of NRO bank as well as the credit balances in this kind of account are taxed under the account holder’s tax bracket. On the other hand, interest earned on the NRE account is totally exempted from income tax, and the credit balances in the account don’t attract any wealth tax. Any gift given to a close relative doesn’t attract gift tax.

Source: window2india.com & investmentkit.com & SA POST

MEMBER (P) ADDRESSED TO ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES FOR TIMELY HOLDING OF JCM REGIONAL COUNCIL AND OTHER PERIODICAL MEETINGS & COPY ENDORSED TO FEDERATIONS

MEMBER (P) ADDRESSED TO ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES FOR TIMELY HOLDING OF JCM REGIONAL COUNCIL AND OTHER PERIODICAL MEETINGS & COPY ENDORSED TO FEDERATIONS.
D.O. No. 8/15/2011-SR dated 25th January, 2012

Dear

As you are aware, the Postal Joint Council of Action served a notice of indefinite strike with effect from 17.01.2012, accompanied by a 25 point Charter of Demands. All the items were discussed in detail in a series of meetings taken by Secretary/Members of the Postal Services Board and minutes of meetings were sent to you vide communication dated 16.01.2012.
2. In this regard, your attention is invited to para 5(m) of the minutes of the meeting, vide which all Heads of Circles have been requested to ensure timely holding of JCM Regional Council and other periodical meetings. This is to further remind you to comply with the above said decision so that the Staff Side has no grievance in this regard.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,
Sd/-
(Yesodhara Menon)




Central Consumer Protection Council to Review Consumer Protection Measures

Central Consumer Protection Council to Review Consumer Protection Measures
Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC), the apex body in the area of consumer protection will meet here tomorrow to review consumer protection measures and activities in the country. The meeting to be chaired by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution will be attended by ministers inchargeof consumer affairs from the States (two each from five regions in the country), Members of Parliament, Administrators of Union Territories , representatives of Central Government, consumer organizations and consumer activists.
In its day-long meeting, the CCPC will discuss following –
- Consumer right to be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to life and property;
- The right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services, as the case may be so as to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices;
- The right to be assured, wherever possible, access to a variety of goods and services at competitive prices;
- The right to be heard and to be assured that consumer’s interests will receive due consideration at appropriate Fora;
- The right to seek redressal against unfair trade practices or restrictive trade practices or unscrupulous exploitation of consumers; and
- The right to consumer education.
The Consumer Protection Act enumerates for formulation of Consumer Protection Councils at the Central, State and District Levels with an objective to protect the rights and interests of the consumers. The Consumer Protection Councils guide the establishment in framing the rules and regulations for better protection of consumers.
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NCJ/SR

(Release ID :79948)

List of new Office Bearers elected during the 37th AIC held on 28th & 29th January,2012 at Bengaluru (Karnataka)


List of new Office Bearers elected during the 37th AIC held on 28th & 29th January,2012 at Bengaluru (Karnataka)
37th Biennial All India Conference of AIAIP&ASP was held at Bengaluru on 28 & 29th of January 2012 and following office bearers are unanimously elected.
Sr.No.
Post
Name
Desgn. & Office
Circle
01
President
Shri Suresh Kumar Sharma
Offg. SRM “I” Dn. Jalandhar
Punjab
02
Vice President-I
Shri Navin Chandar
ASP Bantvel Sub Division
Karnataka
03
Vice President-II
Shri B.B. Mohanty
Offg. ADPS (Rectt.) CO, Bhubaneshwar
Odisha
04
Gen. Secretary
Shri Vilas S. Ingale
ASP, New Mumbai Sub Division, Vashi 400703
Maharashtra
05
Asst. Gen. Secretary-I
Shri Ram Vinay Sharma
ASP West Sub Dn Muzaffarpur
Bihar
06
Asst. Gen. Secretary-II
Shri T.M. Krishnaswami
ASP (Vig.) CO, Trivandrum
Kerala
07
Asst. Gen. Secretary-III
Shri Y. Venkateswarulu
ASP, Siddipet Sub Division
A.P.
08
Asst. Gen. Secretary-IV
Ms. Usha K.R.
ASP (HQ) Belgaum
Karnataka
09
Org. Gen. Secretary-I
Shri P. Jagatselvan
PM, St. Thomas Mount HO, Chennai 600016
T.N.
10
Org. Gen. Secretary-II
Shri Nirmalya Mitra
ASP Sundarban Sub Division
W.B.
11
Org. Gen. Secretary-III
Shri N.K. Soni
ASP, CO, Bhopal
M.P.
12
Org. Gen. Secretary-IV
Shri Sharvenda Srivastava
ASP
U.P.
13
Treasurer
Shri Santosh S. Kulkarni
ASP (Philately) CO, Mumbai-1
Maharashtra
14
Asst. Treasurer-I
Shri L.N. Mahato
ASP Gariaband Sub Division.
Chattisgarh
15
Asst. Treasurer-II
Ms. Fideles Khonbri
ASP (HQ), Meghalaya Dn. Shillong
N.E.
16
Auditor
Shri M.D. Shukla
ASP (HQ) Bharuch
Gujarat
17
Asst. Auditor-I
Shri Rohtas Singh
ASP
Haryana
18
Asst. Auditor-II
Shri Lalit Joshi
ASP
Uttaranchal