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Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has called for restructuring of 150-year-old Department of Post by separating its regulatory and services functions to meet challenges of technological age

Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has called for restructuring of 150-year-old Department of Post by separating its regulatory and services functions to meet challenges of technological age.

"The postal department should also restructure itself to meet challenges of 21st century. The Department of Post (DoP) should look into prospect of bifurcating the ministry from the regulator and the operator, just as was done in the telecom sector," Sibal told PTI.

He said that the DoP should explore possibility of having different entities namely policy making, regulator and service provider. "No decision has been taken yet. It is all a matter of debate and dialogue at the moment," Sibal said.

DoP, which has around 5 lakh employees, is responsible for policy making, regulation and providing postal services, at present.

The over 100-year old Indian Post Office Act bars any individual or entity from delivering letters for commercial purpose. The business of private courier companies is built around delivering documents, parcels and others items which do not fall under the category of 'letter'.

Sources in the ministry said that Sibal held a meeting with DoP officials early this week on the issue of finanlisation of the National Postal Policy 2012 and asked them to prepare roadmap for restructuring as well.

They said that next meeting on the issue is expected to take place in 15 days. They said that the minister, in June, had asked DoP to set up a body to oversee the unbundling of its functions.

An independent body named Postal Development Board (PDB) will be responsible for the overall development and governance of the postal sector, they added. The PDB will also draw a road-map for unbundling of postal department functions.

The minister had also instructed DoP to constitute a Postal Advisory Board (PAB), in line with Telecom Commission, which should have representation from government, industry players, academics and other stakeholders, they said. The role of PAB will be to provide inputs to PDB on policy matters.

The government in 1997 created the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to regulate the sector. Under New Telecom Policy 1999, government further restructured DoT by separating service providing function from it.

Source:-The Economic Times

Admissibility of HRA DURING THE PERIOD OF CCL

Admissibility of HRA DURING THE PERIOD OF CCL



Allotment of PS Gr.B officers of LDCE 2012.

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DOPT ISSUED CLARIFICATIONS AS FAQ ON MACP SCHEME

DOPT ISSUED CLARIFICATIONS AS FAQ ON MACP SCHEME



Department of Personnel and Training has once again published some more clarifications on the Scheme of MACP as FAQ.



This Department has already issued an clarification order recently and besides there were some more doubts on the scheme to implement to the employees of Central Government, these clarifications may be used to clear to give upgradation under the scheme.



We have reproduced the content of the order and given for your ready reference here.



Department of Personnel & Training

Establishment D Section

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS)



Doubts Clarification
Whether the benefits of ACPS would be allowed in respect of isolated cases due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 where the pre-revised pay scales of Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 & Rs.7450-11500 have been merged into single grade pay of Rs.4200 and Rs.4600 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2006?

Yes. Since the pre-revised Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 & Rs.7450-11500 (isolated cases) have been merged into single grade pay of Rs.4200 and Rs.4600 respectively w.e.f. 01.01.2006, the benefits of 1st and 2nd financial upgradations under the ACPS should be considered/allowed in the grade pays of Rs.4600 and Rs.4800 in PB-2, as the case may be, due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 in respect of isolated cases in terms of para 5 of Annexure-I of MACPS dated 19.05.2009.

In a hypothetical situation cadre hierarchy was as follows:
Rs.5000-8000 (revised GP 4200)
Rs.5500-9000 (revised GP 4200)
Rs.6500-10500 (revised GP 4600)
Rs.7450-11500 (revised GP 4600)
Rs.10000-15200 (revised GP 6600)

(i) What would be the 1 st financial upgradation under the ACPS for a Government employee recruited in pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5000- 8000, who has completed his 12 years of regular service on 12.04.2007 (between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008);

(ii) What would be 2nd financial upgradation for employee recruited in 5000-8000, who has completed 24 years of regular service on 12.04.2007 (between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008)
In terms of clarification given on point of doubt no.3 issued vide DOPT's O.M. No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 9.9.2010, the benefits of ACPS would be applicable in the new pay structure adopted w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in the promotional hierarchy.

(i): Since the pre-revised pay scales Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 have been merged and placed in PB-2 with grade pay of Rs.4200, 1st financial upgradation would be allowed in the grade pays of Rs.4600, subject to fulfillment of promotional norms as stipulated in condition no.6 of Annexure-I ACPS dated 9.8.1999, in terms of clarification given on point of doubt no.1 of ACPS dated 10.02.2000.

Since the pre-revised pay scales Rs.6500- 10500 & Rs.7450-11500 have been merged and placed in PB-2 with grade pay of Rs.4600, 2nd financial upgradation would be allowed in the grade pay of Rs.6600, subject to fulfillment of promotional norms (after framing of RRs post merger) as stipulated in condition no.6 of Annexure-I ACPS dated 9.8.1999, in terms of clarification given on point of doubt no.1 of ACPS dated 10.02.2000.

(iii) If a Government servant recruited in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 has been promoted in the promotional hierarchy in the pre- revised pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 prior to 1.1.2006 (and he has put in 14 years of regular service) then would there be any claim for financial upgradation under ACPS.
(iii): The pre-revised pay scales Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 have been merged and placed in PB-2 with grade pays of Rs.4200 w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Hence, the promotion would be ignored as he has completed his 12 years of regular service and the benefit of 1 st ACP would accordingly be allowed in the promotional hierarchy i.e. in the grade pay of Rs.4600 w.e.f. 01.01.2006.
(iv) If the above Government servant had put in 22 years as on 31.08.2008, then what would be the entitlement in MACP <
(iv): As given above, the 1 st ACP would be in PB-2 grade pay of Rs.4600 after ignoring the previous promotion. Thereafter, since employee has completed more than 20 years of regular service on 01.09.2008, he would be entitled for 2nd financial upgradation under the MACPS in the immediate next higher grade pay of Rs.4800 in PB-2 subject to fulfillment of condition as stipulated in para 17 of Annexure-I of MACPS dated 19.05.2009.

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Waiting for the Postman to ring twice

Waiting for the Postman to ring twice


Waiting for the Postman to ring twice

 


The Department of Posts is hard at work on a turnaround plan. But is the pace and mode of change enough? Will it succeed anytime soon in re-engineering services to become competitive and increase revenues?

THRUST ON TURNAROUND

The main post office in Mysore, renovated under Project Arrow. The government is adopting multiple strategies to revive the Department of Posts

India has the largest postal network in the world. However, in recent years, growing access to inexpensive telephone systems, and options such as e-mail, have reduced popular dependence on the system — and sent the Department of Posts into the red.

Total volumes, both domestic and international, of letters in physical form and parcels, have grown manifold. But much of it has gone to private operators. The DoP’s market share has fallen significantly.

Ranging from exploiting the vast potential of the post office network in rural areas to using information technology and changing the service and product profile, many measures have been adopted to make a turnaround and to bring it out of the red. Indeed, the results have started showing: in the last fiscal, the DoP recorded the sharpest fall in losses in the last decade. Its revenue surged by 13.62 per cent to Rs. 7,910.51 crore, while the expenditure stood at Rs. 13,705.4 crore. Still, the deficit was Rs. 5,794.89 crore.

The government is seeking to achieve the turnaround through a multi-pronged approach. The seven-fold growth in the number of post offices from 23,344 at the time of Independence to 1,54,866 (as on March 31, 2011) is proving to be an asset.

Most of these post offices, 1,39,040 of them (89.78 per cent), are in rural areas, with the remaining 15,826 in urban areas. The network is being used to increase the reach of various social and financial schemes.

The expansion, especially in rural areas, has also been brought about by opening part-time extra-departmental post offices. Post offices now offer mail, retailing, savings bank, life insurance and remittance services, in addition to delivery of social security benefits such as pensions and wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. As many as 5.59 crore MGNREGS accounts were opened in post offices, and wages amounting to Rs. 7,860 crore was disbursed to beneficiaries during 2011-12 through 98,491 post offices.

On an average, a post office in India serves an area of 21.23 sq km, and a population of 7,814 people. The 5.6 lakh-strong workforce enjoys a special bond with the masses, especially in the interiors.

Financial models are being altered to lower operational costs. In urban areas, franchisee outlets are being opened where it is not possible to open a regular post office.

The DoP launched Project Arrow “to achieve a big increase in both customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction with India Post.” The project seeks to cover 2,500 post offices by March 2012 and 7,500 post offices during the 12th Plan period. It envisages a pan-India network that is flexible enough to support future applications that will ensure greater accountability and productivity through the use of technology and improve working conditions.

The Mail Lighthouse Project was the second major initiative to be undertaken. It seeks to optimise the mail network. The three-year programme was launched in 2010 to optimise the postal network from collection to delivery; standardise processes with focus on significant quality improvement and reduction in network complexity; and to establish a performance culture using key performance indicators and regular reviews. It also aimed to modernise “the look and feel’’ of the postal services and infrastructure.

To streamline its bread-and-butter area of mail operations and improve the quality of mail-related services, the Mail Network Optimisation Project was initiated in March 2010. This involves the standardisation of processes and development of a performance monitoring system.

The operational network for Speed Post and other categories of mail has been restructured.

The DoP intends to computerise all departmental post offices, mail offices, administrative and other offices and establishments, under its Information Technology Modernisation Programme. This also envisages provision of connectivity through Rural ICT solutions to enable electronic networking of nearly 1,29,500 extra-departmental branch post offices.

With 99.26 per cent of the 25,154 departmental post offices having been computerised by March 31, 2012, the DoP is looking to capitalise on this by making post offices the focal point of delivery of social security schemes.

Its revenue share falling in the core area of mail distribution due to the proliferation of courier companies that took away a large part of the business, and the arrival of cheaper and faster communication options of phones and e-mails that have reduced dependence on paper-based communication, the DoP has also taken to the use of technology to face the challenges.

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal wants the DoP to address the twin challenges of technological modernisation and diversification. He also observed that while GIS mapping, tracking of mails, automation of sorting services and standardisation of parcels is being worked upon, there is a need to re-engineer the postal service to keep it competitive and increase its sources of revenues. The DoP is using technology to reach out to people, Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Information and Communications, asserts.

The DoP’s road map for the 12th Plan period indicates that the transformation process for making India Post a pivotal player in the area of communications, logistic and governance has started. But the challenge is to make the best of the enviable network of post offices that has been built up and utilise the personnel who know their turf well and who often have a special bond with the people they serve.

But it is bound to be a long haul, and the challenges before the government are quite steep.

Source : The Hindu, August 26, 2012

DOPT ISSUED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS

DOPT ISSUED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS


DOPT published today on its official website regarding the 'Administrative Tribunals', the clarification is given as ‘FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS’ and it placed under for your information…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS

Q.1 What is the objective behind setting up of Central Administrative Tribunal?
Ans. To provide in-expensive and speedy relief to Central Government Employees in respect of their grievances related to service matters.

Q.2 What are the jurisdiction of a Central Administrative Tribunal?
Ans. CAT adjudicates disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other local authorities with the territory of India or under the control of Government of India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Q.3 What are the qualifications for appointment as Chairman and other Members of the Tribunal?
A person shall not be qualified for appointment as the Chairman unless he is, or has been, a Judge of a High Court.

Provided that a person appointed as Vice-Chairman before the commencement of this Act shall be qualified for appointed as Chairman if such person has held the office of the Vice-Chairman at least for a period of two years.

(2) A person shall not e qualified for appointment :-

(a) as an Administrative Member, unless he has held for at least tow years the post of Secretary to the Government of India or any other post under the Central or State government and carrying the scale of pay which is not less than that of a Secretary to the Government of India for at least two years or held a post of Additional Secretary to the Government of India for at least five years or any other post under the Central or State Government carrying the scale of pay which is not less than that of Additional Secretary to the Government of India at least for a period of five years :

Provided that the officers belonging to All India Services who were or are on Central deputation to a lower post shall be deemed to have held the post of Secretary or Additional Secretary, as the case may be, from the date such officers were granted proforma promotion or actual promotion whichever is earlier to the level of Secretary or Additional Secretary, as the case may be, and the period spent on Central deputation after such date shall count for qualifying service for the purpose of this clause:

(b) as a Judicial Member, unless he is or qualified to be Judge of a High Court or he has for at least two years held the post of a Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs or the Legislative Department including Member-Secretary, Law Commission of India or held a post Additional secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative at least for a period of five years.

Q.5 Where are the benches of Central Administrative Tribunals located?

Ans. There are 17 Benches of the Tribunal, located throughout the country wherever the seat of a High Court located, with 33 Division Benches. In addition, circuit sittings are held at Nagpur, Goa, Aurangabad, Jammu, Shimla, Indore, Gwalior, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Pondicherry, Gangtok, Port Blair, Shillong, Agartala, Kohima, lmphal, Itanagar, Aizwal and Nainital.

Q.6 what are the limitations of admitting an application?
Ans. As per Section 21 of the Administrative Tribunal Act. 1985 (1) A Tribunal shall not admit an application :-

(a) In a case where a final order such as is mentioned in clause (a) of sub-(2) of section 20 has been made in connection with the grievance unless the application is made, within one year from the date on which such final order has been made:

(b) In a e where an appeal or representation such as e mentioned in clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 20 has been made and a period of six months had expired thereafter without such final order having been made within one year from the dale of expiry of the said period of six months.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where -
(a) the grievance in respect of which an application is made had arisen by reason of any order made at any time during the period of three years immediately preceding the date on whdi the jurisdiction, powers and authority of the Tribunal becomes exercisable under this Act in respect of the mater to which such order relates; and

(b) no proceedings for the readressal of such grievance had been commenced before the said date before any High Court,

the application shall be entertained by the Tribunal if it is made within the period referred to in clause (a), or. as the case may be. clause (b), of sub section (1) or within a period of six months from the said date. whichever period expires later.

3. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) or sub-section(2). an application may be admitted after the period of one year specified in clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1) or, as the case may be, the period of six months specified in sub-section (2), ¡f the applicant satisfies the Tribunal that he had sufficient cause for not making the application within such period.

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IPO EXAMINATION POSTPONED

Vide Directorate order no : A-34012/07/2012-DE dt 22nd August 2012, the IPO examinations to be held on 8th and 9th September stands postpond and will be conducted on 15th and 16th September 2012

IMPLEMENTATION OF JUDGEMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT DATED 29.07.2011 IN WP NO. 3225/2007 IN OA NO. 164/2005 IN THE MATTER OF DHARAM SINGH & OTHERS

IMPLEMENTATION OF JUDGEMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT DATED 29.07.2011 IN WP NO. 3225/2007 IN OA NO. 164/2005 IN THE MATTER OF DHARAM SINGH & OTHERS




Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001

No. 2-48/2011-PCC Dated : 17 Aug 2012

Chief Postmasters General
Delhi/Maharashtra/TN/WB Circles

SUBJECT: IMPLEMENTATION OF JUDGEMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT DATED 29.07.2011 IN WP NO. 3225/2007 IN OA NO. 164/2005 IN THE MATTER OF DHARAM SINGH & OTHERS.

In compliance to the judgement of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi dated 20.11.2006 in OA 164/2005 in the matter of Dharam Singh & others based on CAT Principal Bench judgement dated 03.12.1997 in OA 2724/1992 in the matter of Prem Singh & others & upheld by Delhi High Court judgement dated 29.07.2011 in WP No. 3225/2007 treating Packers of Foreign Post as skilled labourers and resultantly allowing the pay scale of Rs. 950-1500 since the date of 4th CPC implementation, the issue of grant of higher pay scale to the Packers working in four Foreign Post Offices located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata has been considered in this Directorate in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

2. While the judgement dated 03.12.1997 referred to above stands already implemented in respect of the two applicants in OA No. 2724/1992, it has now been decided with concurrence of the Department of Expenditure , Ministry of Finance under UO Note No. F.12 (14)/E.III (B)/2003 dated 14.08.2012 to extend the benefit of pay scale to the applicants in OA 164/2005 and also to the similarly placed Packers of Foreign Post Offices located at Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai /Kolkata working in these offices. {Total 427 in number excluding 02 already allowed the benefit} who were re-designated as Mail Peons vide Department of Posts (Group ‘D’ Posts) Recruitment Rules, 2005 published vide GSR 44 dated 24.01.2005.

3. Consequently such Packers of all the four Foreign Post Offices (Re-designated as Mail Peon & further re-designated as MTS in Group ‘C’) shall be allowed the pay scale of Rs. 950-1500 in place of Rs. 750-940 effective from 01.01.1986 and further replaced by the pay scale of Rs. 3050-4590 effective from 01.01.1996 and further placed in Rs. 5200-20200(PB-1) with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900 effective from 01.01.2006.

4. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

ALL INDIA POSTMASTERS' MEET - UPDATE

DEAR POSTMASTER,





AS DECIDED, ALL THE REGIONAL CO ORDINATORS OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE ARE REQUESTED TO START THE FUND COLLECTION FROM THE POSTMASTER CADRE OFFICIALS AND CREDIT THE AMOUNT IN THE SBI ACCOUNT NO : 32143498460 AS FUND TRANSFER FOR ALL INDIA POSTMASTER MEET TO BE HELD AT MUMBAI CENTRAL, NEAR TULSIWADI RTO OFFICE,MUMBAI 400 034 AT 11.00 A.M.


THE DELEGATION FEE IS FIXED RS.500/- FOR POSTMASTERS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE MEET FROM OTHER CIRCLE. THEY SHOULD CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES WHO ARE GOING TO ATTEND THE MEET TO RECEPTION COMMITTEE CO ORDINATOR SHRI GANESH SABLE MOB NO :9867776058.
 
ALL CIRCLE SHOULD ATTEND AND REPRESENT WITH MINIMUM ONE AND MAXIMUM TWO  REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH REGION OF THEIR CIRCLE TO MAKE THE ALL INDIA MEET SUCCESSFULL.

LONG LIVE UNITY!
 

Shri Kapil Sibal Hon'ble MoC & IT dedicates, Automatic Mail Processing Centre (AMPC), Delhi to the Nation.

Shri Kapil Sibal Hon'ble MoC & IT dedicates, Automatic Mail Processing Centre (AMPC), Delhi to the Nation.

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SLP filed in Hon. Supreme Court against Karnataka High Court decision on fixation of pay on promotion to PO & RMS Accountants dismissed

 

SLP filed in Hon. Supreme Court against Karnataka High Court decision on fixation of pay on promotion to PO & RMS Accountants dismissed


Despite our request not to file any SLP on the High Court Karnataka decision on fixation of pay of PO & RMS accountants on promotion, the Department has filed SLP in the Supreme Court as per the opinion of the Ministry of Finance. Now the supreme court has dismissed the SLP. Now the Department has no option except implement the Karnataka CAT and High Court decision. The Department should come forward to implement the decision to all the similarly situated persons.

Kudos to Karnataka Comrades.

The Supreme Court has fined Rs. 50000/- to Department

A remarkable and marvelous decision.

ITEM NO.9 COURT NO.5 SECTION IVA

S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (Civil)....../2012 CC 10080/2012

(From the judgement and order dated 18/11/2010 in WP No.7593/2003, of The HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BANGALORE)

CHIEF POST MASTER GEN.KARNATAKA CIR.& ORS Petitioner(s)

VERSUS

S. MOHAN KUMAR Respondent(s)
(With appln(s) for c/delay in filing SLP)

Date: 05/07/2012 This Petition was called on for hearing today.

CORAM :

HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE G.S. SINGHVI
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SUDHANSU JYOTI MUKHOPADHAYA

For Petitioner(s) Mr. R.P. Bhatt, Sr. Adv.
Mr. Ashok K. Srivastava, Adv.
Ms. B Sunita Rao, Adv.
Mr. B. Krishna Prasad,Adv.(Not present)

For Respondent(s)

UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following
O R D E R

This petition filed for setting aside order dated 18.11.2010 passed by the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court is accompanied by an application for condonation of 445 days delay.

We have heard Shri. R. P. Bhatt, learned senior counsel representing the petitioners and carefully perused the averments contained in the application filed under Section 5 of the Limitation Act and are convinced that there is no valid ground to accept the explanation offered by the petitioners for delayed filing of the special leave petition.

We are further of the view that the Bangalore Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal did not commit any error by quashing the action taken by the petitioners to re-fix the respondent's pay on the recommendations of the Vth Pay Commission and the High Court rightly declined to entertain the petitioners' challenge to the order of the Tribunal.

Learned senior counsel appearing for the petitioners could not put forward any tangible argument to support re-fixation of the respondent's pay in the light of the recommendations of the Vth Pay Commission. Therefore, we do not find any valid ground to interfere with the impugned order.

The special leave petition is accordingly dismissed on the ground of delay and also on merits.

For filing a frivolous petition like the present one, the petitioners are saddled with costs of rupees fifty thousand which shall be deposited by them with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within a period of eight weeks from today. It will be open to the Central Government to recover the amount of costs from the officers responsible for taking wholly arbitrary and unjustified action for re-fixing the respondent's pay.



(Parveen Kr.Chawla)
Court Master

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Court Master
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Change in text of column no.2 printed in the Standardized Uniform Savings Bank Passbook from Page No.2 to 24



Change in text of column no.2 printed in the Standardized Uniform Savings Bank Passbook from Page No.2 to 24

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A GREAT GRANT SUCESSFUL MEETING OF POSTMASTERS’ OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE


A GREAT GRANT SUCESSFUL MEETING OF POSTMASTERS’ OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE
DEAR POSTMASTER,






As long as our ideas are the same, we will never be apart.

Our strength is a contented and intelligent community.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Unity is power.

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty; some are dull, while others bright some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites.

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.





A GREAT GRAND SUCESSFUL MEETING OF POSTMASTER’ OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE HELD ON 19TH AUGUST 2012. IN SPITE OF HEAVEY RAINS MEMBERS FROM ALL FIVE REGIONS WERE ATTENDED THE MEETING AND PASSED FOLLOWING RESOULTIONS:

1.       REGIONAL CO ORDINATORS WERE APPOINTED AND ASKED THEM TO COLLECT THE CONSENT LETTERS FROM GRADE I NEW ENTERENT POSTMASTERS AND THE GRADE II WHO HAS NOT SUBMITTED THE SAME

2.       TO REPRESENT ALL THE PERSONAL ISSUES THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION, IF NOT RESOLVED THAT WILL BE TAKEN UP WITH THE NEXT HIGHER UPS. FINALLY, THE COMMITEE CONSTITUED AT THE MEETING WILL REPRESENT ALONGWITH THE UNSOLVED  GENUINE  ISSUES AND DISCUSS WITH THE CPMG ON APPOINTMENT.

3.       ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF POSTMASTER CADRE MUST BE FORMED IN THE CENTRAL LEVEL AND TO  FORM CENTRAL HEAD QUARTER (CHQ) FOR THAT MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE WILL TAKE THE LEAD AND DICIDED TO HOLD  ALL INDIA POSTMASTERS’ MEET AT MUMBAI ON 1ST OCTOBER 2012.

4.       TO CONDUCT THE ALL INDIA MEET SUFFICIENT FUND SHOULD BE COLLECTED FROM ALL THE REGIONS. THE CONTRIBUTION IS FIXED RS.500/- PER HEAD.THE DO/RO COORDINATORS WILL COLLECTED THE FUND FROM THE MEMBERS AND CREDIT THAT AMOUNT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT IN THE MODE OF FUND TRANSFER. THE ACCOUNT NUMBER WILL BE INTIMATED THROUGH SMS BY THE MUMBAI REGION CO ORDINATOR IMMEDIATELY. THIS EXCERCISE SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN THE TIME FRAME UP TO 15TH SEPTEMBER 2012.

5.       IT IS OUR AIM TO REACH OUR VOICE TO THE DIRECTORATE THROUGH A COMMON PLATFORM AND OUR CADRE ISSUES ARE UNIQUE AND COULD BE REPRESENTED BY US ONLY SO ALL THE POSTMASTERS IN THE MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE SHOULD JOIN TOGETHER AT THE ALL INDIA MEET TO BE HELD ON 1ST OCTOBER 2012. INDIVIDUAL INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT ALL POSTMASTERS IN MAHARASHTRA THROUGH THE DO/RO COORDINATORS SHORTLY.

6.       SHRI.GANESH SABLE,POSTMASTER GRADE I WILL CONTACT  OTHER CIRCLE CO ORDINATORS IMMEDIATELY TO INTIMATE THE DATE WELL IN ADVANCE TO ENABLE THEM TO ATTEND THE MEET TO FORM A CHQ.

7.       IT IS OUR AIM TO SEND OUR REPRESENTATIVE TO THE COMMITTEE TO BE CONSTRUCTED FOR THE 7 TH PAY COMMISSION. THERE FORE ALL THE WORK RELATED WITH THE GETTING APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTORATE SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN A MONTH AFTER THE ALL INDIA MEET.



POSTMASTER MAHARASHTRA REGISTER ITS GREATFULL NESS TO ALL POSTMASTERS ATTENDED THE MEETING FROM ALL FIVE REGIONS VIZ.,  AURANGABAD,GOA,MUMBAI,NAGPUR AND PUNE IGNORING THE DISTANCE THEY TRAVELLED INSPITE OF HEAVEY RAINS.



TO CONCLUED THIS REPORT I WISH TO SAY THE FOLLOWING LINES ON SEEING ALL OF YOUNG ASPIRANTS WHO ARE EVEN DEPRIVED FROM APPEARING OTHER DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION EXAMS AND WORKING IN THE LOWEST GRADE PAY BUT THEY ARE DESIGNATED AS OFFICE INCHARGE  WITH HIGHER RESPONSIBILITY AND HIS/HER SUBORDINATE GETS HIGHER WAGES AND ENJOYING THE LIBERTY OF THE ALOOFNESS.



EVEN THOUGH THE YOUNG POSTMASTERS ARE STILL HAVE A HOPE THAT DEPARTMENT WILL COMPENSATE THEM WITH FINANCIALLY AND GIVE PRESTIGIOUS PLACE IN THE PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY OF THE DEPARTMENT. TO MAKE ALIVE THEIR HOPES THERE IS NO OTHER WAY BUT TO BUILD A COMMON PLATFORM SO UNITE TOGETHER FOR BETTERMENT OF THE CADRE AS WELL AS OURS.



JAI HIND .............JAI MAHARASHTRA

 

RATE OF INCENTIVE FOR DELIVERY OF UID AADHAR CARDS- CLARIFICATION

RATE OF INCENTIVE FOR DELIVERY OF UID AADHAR CARDS-  CLARIFICATION

 

Latest list of Empanelled Hospitals under CGHS – Effective from 7th August, 2012


Latest list of Empanelled Hospitals under CGHS – Effective from 7th August, 2012

Central Government Health Scheme
The Central Government Health Scheme in India is comprehensive health care to the CGHS Beneficiaries. The Central Govt. Health Scheme is applicable to the following categories of people residing in CGHS covered cities:
  • All Central Govt. Servants paid from Civil Estimates (other than those employed in
  • Railway Services and those employed under Delhi Administration except members of Delhi Police Force).
  • Pensioners drawing pension from Civil Estimates and their family members – (Pensioner residing in non- CGHS areas also may obtain CGHS Card from nearest CGHS covered City)
  • Hon’ble Members of Parliament
  • Hon’ble Judges of Supreme Court of India
  • Ex- Members of Parliament
  • Employees & Pensioners of Autonomous Bodies covered under CGHS (Delhi)
  • Ex- Governors and Ex-Vice Presidents
  • Former Prime Ministers
  • Former Judges of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble High Courts
  • Freedom Fighters
It provides service through following categories of systems:-
  • Allopathic
  • Homeopathic
  • Indian System of Medicines e.g.
  • Ayurveda
  • Unani
  • Yoga
  • Sidha System
The main components of the Scheme are:
  • The dispensary services including domiciliary care.
  • F. W. & M.C.H. Services
  • Specialists consultation facilities both at dispensary, polyclinic and hospital
  • level including X-Ray, ECG and Laboratory Examinations.
  • Hospitalization.
  • Organization for the purchase, storage, distribution and supply of medicines
  • and other requirements.
  • Health Education to beneficiaries.
The dispensary is the backbone of the Scheme. Instructions on these various matters have been issued from. time to time for the guidance of the specialists and medical Officers. With the rapid and continuous expansion of the Scheme, however, not only situation has changed and problems arisen but also. the rapidly expanding staff have not approved practices, procedures and instructions in regard to their various duties and responsibilities. In the following paragraphs is set out the gist of provisions of the Scheme, various instructions and order issued from time to time to serve as a Compendium for the guidance of the CGHS staff.

Franchise Scheme - IN INDIA POST

Franchise Scheme
India Post entrusted with the Universal Service Obligation of increasing access to basic postal facilities throughout the country. Even though India has the largest postal network in the world, with over 1.55 lakh post offices, including 89% in the rural are, there continues to be a demand for post offices. There is a constant demand from customers to open more post offices especially in newly developing urban agglomerations.
To meet this India post had introduced the franchise scheme through which the counter services are to be franchised, while delivery and transmission will be continued through the Department. The franchisee will provide service across the counter for a minimum defined time schedule with flexibility to work round the clock.
What can be offered by Franchise outlet??
  • Sale of stamps and stationery.
  • Booking registered articles, speed post articles, money orders.
  • Functioning as an agent for Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and provide related after sales service, including collection of premia.
  • Retail services like bill/tax/fine collection/payment services of the Department.
  • Facilitating the provision of e-governance and citizen centric services.
  • Any other service introduced by the Department in future through its outlets.
How to Become a Franchisee?
Applicants for franchises would need to submit an application in a prescribed proforma. The selected franchisee will sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department .Criteria for selection have been fixed considering the need to select persons with the capacity to manage and market a range of products, along with a sense of the community needs and public aspects of the job, and willingness to accept technological options. For more details Click Here.

Shri. Vineet Pandey (IPoS-1986), PMG SK Region, Karnataka Circle will hold additional charge of GM (CEPT), Mysore

Shri. Vineet Pandey (IPoS-1986), PMG SK Region, Karnataka Circle will hold additional charge of GM (CEPT), Mysore

 

To view Department of Posts Order No. 1-10/2099-SPG dated 16-08-2012 please Click here.

Welfare Schemes for Women.

Welfare Schemes for Women.
To see the details, please CLICK HERE.

To verify the status of receipt of application, the applicants


Any of your relatives/ friends are going to apply for the PA/SA Recruitment 2012 exam then before going to despatch the Application to the recruitment board, kindly note the Application OMR sheet number and then despatch. If so only They could find out their application receipt/acceptance etc., by tracking the OMR Number in the following link.

To verify the status of receipt of application, the applicants may click here

POSTMASTERS' MEETING OF MAHARSHTRA CIRCLE


POSTMASTERS' MEETING OF MAHARSHTRA CIRCLE

DEAR POSTMASTER,






IT IS PROPOSED TO HOLD A MEETING OF POSTMASTERS, MAHARASHTA CIRCLE ON 19TH AUGUST 2012 AT TULSIWADI, MUMBAI CENTRAL WEST, NEAR RTO OFFICE,MUMBAI AT 11.00 A.M. TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING AGENDA :


AGENDA
1. PRAYER

2.WELCOME SPEECH

3.SELF INTRODUCTION BY ALL POSTMASTERS

4.READING THE MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

5TO DISCUSS ABOUT THE CADRE RESTRUCTURE

6.TO DISCUSS ABOUT THE ANOMOLY COMMITTEE

7.TO DISCUSS ISSUES RELATED WITH DIVISIONS AND WORK AS A POSTMASTER

8.TO DISCUSS ABOUT THE OPINION OF OTHER FEDERATIONS

9.TO DECIDE THE DATE AND VENUE OF THE ALL INDIA MEET

10.FORMATION OF ADHOC COMMITTE FOR ALL INDIA MEET

11.FELICITATION OF THE NEWLY ENTERED POSTMASTERS

12.COLLECTING THE CONSENT LETTERS AND DATA FROM THE RO/DO CO ORDINATORS.

13. ANY OTHER ISSUES RAISED BY ANY OF THE MEMBER

14.VOTE OF THANKS


ALL POSTMASTERS IN MAHARASHTRA ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN TIME ALONG WITH THE NEWLY ENTERED POSTMASTERS AND THE CONSENT LETTERS COLLECTED FROM THEIR REGION/DIVISIONS.


FOR ANY DETAILS CONTACT :


SHRI.GANESHSABLE,POSTMASTERGRADEIMOBILE9867776058                                                                                            EMAIL sable_ganesh@yahoo.com
SHRI.N P MORE POSTMASTER GRADE II 9881474826 spm.tulsiwadipo034@gmail.com
SHRI GAJENDRABHUSANEPOSTMASTERGRADEII 9423823576 gbhusane@gmail.com
SHRI RAJIV POSTMASTER GRADE I 9167025081 rajivdjan@gmail.com


MEETING ON NATIONAL POSTAL TRAINING POLICY 2012

MEETING ON NATIONAL POSTAL TRAINING POLICY 2012

A meeting on National Postal Training Policy 2012 was held at Dak Bhawan on 08.08.2012. Mrs. Manjula Prasher Secretary, Department of Posts Presided the meeting. All Postal Board Members and CPMsG UP, Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Directors of Postal Training Centres, Saharanpur, Vadodara, Darbhanga, Madurai & Mysore and some other officers including DDG(Trg) participated. Some stake holder and some heads of Management institutions and government bodies also participated in the meeting and gave valuable suggestions for improvement of Training Programme.

source : aipeu blog

REVISION OF POSTAGE RATES OF FOREIGN PARCELS (AIR/SAL) W.E.F. FROM SEPTEMBER 2012.

REVISION OF POSTAGE RATES OF FOREIGN PARCELS (AIR/SAL) W.E.F. FROM SEPTEMBER 2012.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL

Called              HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL
To serve
Called
To give
Trained
To protect
Those who can't

Give
All we have
Ask
Nothing in return
To live in peace
Is all our hearts yearn
It's duty
And respect
For the jobs we do
Though sometimes deadly
We see
Every job through

Hoping
That one day with honor
Before you to stand
Proud to have served
The nation we have

Even
In death
Which sometimes occurs
Our lives
For our nation
We will not
Refuse
For the price
For freedom
Is sometimes hard
The thing we stand for
Will not be marred

Sworn
To stand
Sworn
To defend
Our independence and freedom
Our land
It's
Our call
Our duty
To the country
In which we live

And to you
 
by Robert Long

MONEY ORDER TRHOUGH SMS - TRAILS COMPLETED AND THE SERVICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE LAUNCHED SOON -- NEWS

MONEY ORDER TRHOUGH SMS - TRAILS COMPLETED AND THE SERVICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE LAUNCHED SOON -- NEWS


Here is a good news for the customers of postal services. Now, the money orders will become hassle-free and can be disbursed via an SMS. The trials are completed and the services are expected to be launched soon.

The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has developed a customized application to facilitate money order service to 155,000 post offices across India. BSNL is the technology enabler and this service will remain operator neutral.

Speaking to CIOL, BSNL CMD RK Upadhyay said that they are working as per the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the department of post (DoP). "We are in the final stages of service rollout" he informed.

The government initially chose Bihar and Punjab to initiate the service since a lot of immigrant workers hail from these states.

India Posts Secretary, Manjula Prasher had on an earlier occasion told CIOL that mobile money orders would be a good initiative to help immigrant workers who remit money to their home states.

The project will empower designated post offices with mobile devices that have pre-embedded the application. While transferring, the remittance senders' need to furnish basic details that includes receivers' mobile number.

The receiver will get a 16-digit transaction code via SMS from which money can be claimed from a local post office. The government has planned to allow instant money order service up to Rs. 50,000.

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