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Mobile Money Remittance Handset

DOP Mobile Money Transfer is a service that enables instant money transfer from one place to another place using mobile, through Indian post offices.Services is Managed by the trusted organizations i.e. India Post, BSNL



The snaps of ATM transaction done by Ms. Rekha, Postal Inspector (FS)  Bangalore.
1.       The first screen before transaction
2.       Once you enters the PIN, this is the next screen asking for the type of service
3.       Once you click cash withdrawal , below screen appears
4.       After entering the amount, the below screen appears
5.       Once you confirms the amount, the next screen shows whether you need receipt or not. (below)
6.       Once you press Yes or No, the below states screen appears
7.       After processing the ATM will dispense  the cash…..(dummy cash coming out)
8.       Finally the transaction is successful…..
9.       The  exact dummy cash came out of ATM is shown below (INR 2700)
10.   Withdrawal receipt shown below
11.   Camera catches the pictures while transacting with ATM machine (shown below)



Holding of Competitive Examination for filling the posts of MTS for the vacancies (25%) for the year 2013 as per revised recruitment rules and revised syllabus

Department of Posts: India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

                     No. RE/30-13/2013.Ch.II               01 .11. 2013

The PMG, Berhampur Region / Sambalpur Region     
All the SSPOs/ SPOs in Odisha Circle
All the SSRM/SRMs in Odisha Circle
Supdt PSD/CSD Bhubaneswar
Supdt PSD Sambalpur

Sub :  Holding of Competitive Examination for filling the posts of MTS for the  vacancies (25%) for the year 2013 as per revised recruitment rules and revised syllabus.
          I am directed to intimate that the above said Examination is scheduled to be held on 15.12.2013 (Sunday) as per the revised recruitment rules i.e. the Department of Posts Multi Tasking Staff Recruitment Rules, 2010 as amended from time to time. The detailed time schedule for holding the examination is as follows :

2. Time schedule of the Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of MTS.

Schedule of activity
Date /Time
Last  date for submission of application by candidates in the prescribed proforma to immediate controlling authorities concerned
Last date for receipt of applications at Divisional Office from controlling authorities
Date of submission of proforma report with number of candidates to appear in the Examination to CO/RO by Divisions
Issue of Admit cards by Divisions
Date of Examination at CO/RO HQ
Timings of Examination
10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

3. Method of filling up of the vacancies :-

          As per the Department of Posts Multi Tasking Staff Recruitment Rules, 2010, Serial No.2, Column (11) (ii) with amendments circulated vide CO letter No.RE/30-13/1975(Rlg)/Corr dated 02.02.2011.

     4. Eligibility  condition to apply for the Examination  :-

 (i) Gramin Dak Sevaks of the recruiting Division or Unit who is within the age limit of 50 years as on 01.01.2013 are eligible to appear in the Departmental Examination for promotion to the cadre of Multi Tasking Staff (against 25% of vacancies).
          The age limit for candidates belonging to Schedules Caste/ Scheduled Tribe is relaxable and upto five years and for those belonging to  Other Backward Castes is relaxable upto three years).
(ii)    No minimum qualifying service is prescribed for appearing in the competitive examination limited to GDS.
5. Educational Qualification:

     No educational qualification is prescribed for direct recruitment on the      basis of Competitive Examination. If the Gramin Dak Sevak selected for appointment by direct recruitment is non-matriculate, he/she shall be given training before appointment.

6.    Vacancies
      The vacancy position for the year 2013 is at Annexure-IV. The vacancy position is subject to change depending on mistakes, if any, being reported by units subsequently. The Divisional Heads will notify the Community-wise vacancies position along with this notification amongst all for their information.

7.    General Conditions:
(i)          Reservation benefit as applicable to SC/ST/OBC has been provided in case of     recruitment of GDS to the cadre of Multi Tasking Staff.
(ii)        The Heads of the unit/ Division where vacancy / vacancies exists will only call for the     applications in the prescribed   proforma (enclosed vide Annexure-I), scrutinize           those applications as per Department of Posts Multi Tasking Staff       Recruitment Rules, 2010 (circulated earlier with amendments) and then issue          hall permits to the eligible candidates by the scheduled date. A specimen       copy of      the proforma for issue of  hall permits is  enclosed in Annexure-II. The    candidates should also be instructed to submit two copies of recent        passport size photographs duly attested along with their    applications duly filled     in the prescribed proforma.  One copy of the photograph   will be pasted on the     application form at the space provided for the purpose and another      photograph to be  used at the time  of issue of hall permit.
                8.       A list of candidates should be prepared in the prescribed proforma enclosed as Annexure-III and the same should be submitted to this office by the scheduled date.  The name of the candidates should be furnished in the proforma report in order of their seniority. At the end of list/ proforma report  a summary should be drawn as follows :
 (i)  Total no. of  GDS applied for the examination.
(a)Total no. of GDS permitted to appear the examination
(b)Total no. of GDS not permitted to appear the         examination

9. The Officer nominated by CO/RO will conduct the examination  under their supervision at Circle / Regional headquarters as per schedule.

10.         The pattern and syllabus for examination
The pattern and syllabus for examination to fill up the posts of Multi Tasking Staff by promotion on the basis of Departmental Competitive Examination by promotion from amongst GDS will be as follows. The qualifying marks will be as mentioned in the  Annexure to the Directorate letter No.45-14(i)/2012-SPB-I dated 31.07.2012 circulated vide CO letter No.RE/30-13/75(Rlg)/Corr dated 18.09.2012.

Day and Date
Time of Examination
Part ‘A’- 25 marks- 25 Multiple Choice Questions
General Knowledge

15.12.2013 (Sunday)

10.00 AM
11.30 AM

90 minutes
Part ‘B’- 25 marks- 25 Multiple Choice Questions
Part ‘C’-Segment(i)- 25 marks- 25-Objective Type /Multiple Choice Questions
English language
Part ‘C’-Segment(ii)- 25 marks- 25-Objective Type /Multiple Choice Questions
Regional language (Odia)

11.      The Centre Supervisor nominated by Circle Office / Regional Office will select venue for the examination and will intimate to Divisional units before the scheduled date for  issue of Admit Cards.
a)  The examination will be conducted by Centre Supervisors strictly in accordance with the rules and regulations as contained in appendix-37 of P & T Manual Vol. IV.
b)  At the conclusion of the examination the Centre Supervisors concerned will arrange to send the following reports/ documents to the undersigned immediately for further action.
i)        Statement of candidates permitted to appear the examination.
ii)         Necessary  certificate of the Centre Supervisor and the Invigilators.
iii)       Diagram of the sitting arrangement in the examination hall.

            The  contents of this letter may please be circulated among all concerned at once including APS candidates, if on deputation to APS and applications from them should be called for accordingly in the prescribed proforma (Specimen copy enclosed in Annexure-I).
     Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(K P Parida)
Asst. Director (Rectt.)
For   CPMG, Orissa Circle
Encl : As above
          Copy of this letter is issued for information and necessary action to
1.      The Officer In-charge, P & T Administrative Cell, C/o 56 APO and also C/o 99       APO
2.      The APMG (Vig), CO, Bhubaneswar
3.      The ADG (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001 for kind         information with reference to Directorate letter No. A-34012/01/2012-DE dated      08.10.2012.
4.      The ADG(SPN), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001 for kind         information w.r.t. Directorate letter no.45-2/2011-SPB-I, dtd.18.10.2012.
5.      All Circle Secretaries of recognised Service Unions / Associations in Odisha      Circle.

Asst. Director (Rectt)
For   CPMG, Orissa Circle

Race between IT companies for supplying Hand held devices to DoP

IT companies Wipro and HCL Infosystems are in race for supplying 1.3 lakh handheld devices to post offices under a project that is estimated to cost Rs 1,500 crore. "Wipro and HCL Infosystems have qualified for technical bids for supplying 1,30,000 handheld devices to Department of Posts. The vendor for this project as per DoP is expected to be finalized by end of this month," a senior government official told PTI. The DoP has floated tender for supplying of handheld devices to 1,30,000 post offices located in rural area as part of its modernization project. The postal department has almost computerized about 25,000 of its departmental post offices but rural post offices will be provided handheld devices for digitalizing records.

 "The handheld devices will be connected to postal departments' network and software. These devices will be used for carrying out financial transactions like booking and receiving money order, speed post and other services provided through Post Offices and for which a receipt or record is must," the official said. Any transaction made using the device will get updates in core system of Post offices. The device will have bio-metric module to identify individual having Aadhar number, power panel for charging in absence of electricity and thermal printer to immediately print and handover receipt to customer.

SOURCE-//times of India//

Appoint Chairman and Members for 7th Pay commission immediately - NMC urges PM

National Mazdoor Conference has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint the chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and hold discussions with representatives of the Centre and state government employees in this regard.

“National Mazdoor Conference has urged to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the 7th Commission and hold discussions with representatives of both Centre and state government employees in this regard as the Central and state government employees and pensioners will be entitled to 7th Pay Commission with effect from January one, 2016,” NCM President Subash Shastri said.

An early notification for appointing chairman and other members of the announced 7th Pay Commission is the need of the hour, as it will have a bearing on about one crore employees and pensioners, both with the Central as well as state governments, Shastri said addressing a NMC workers rally at Rani Park here.
“50 per cent of the DA should be forthwith merged into the basic pay and pension,” he suggested, adding that 20 per cent interim relief should be sanctioned as early as possible in favour of Central and state government employees and pensioners.

The NMC chief also demanded regularization of all daily- rated workers and casual and seasonal labourers engaged in different government departments.
He appealed to the Chief Minister, Finance Minister and Chief Secretary to formulate a comprehensive policy for the regularization of all such workers.

source : The Economic Times


The cabinet has rejected the India Post proposal for starting commercial banking services on the ground that it does not have the expertise to handle banking operations as a result of which the venture was not likely to be viable.

Top government sources said the proposal for starting commercial banking services by India Post that was aimed at enhancing financial inclusion through the wide network of the organization has been dropped by the cabinet after the finance ministry expressed reservations over the proposal.

The proposal needed an immediate transfusion of Rs 1,900 crore by the government.

However, the postal department has a poor financial track record. It has piled up huge losses over the last 11 years and has been losing badly to private couriers. India Post reported a loss of Rs 6,346 crore in fiscal 2011-12 which weighed against its credibility.

However, India Post is doing well on the savings front. Its outstanding balance under the Post Office Savings Scheme stood at Rs 6.05 lakh crore on March 31, 2013. This is half the deposits of State Bank of India and double that of the largest private lender ICICI Bank.

The postal department is one of 26 contenders for banking licenses. It had moved the proposal to the cabinet in order to enable it to meet the financial eligibility criteria of the Reserve Bank of India for new bank licenses to be issued by January next year.

India Post needs the government’s permission for the Rs 700 crore capital that is needed to set up the bank if it gets a licence. It will then require an additional Rs 1,200 crore in the first five years of its operations.

Unfortunately, over half of the population in rural India, do not have a bank account and the proposal for a postal bank would have a negative impact on government’s push to financial inclusion. The postal department has close to 1.55 lakh offices across country, with 1,39,040 in rural areas.India Post reported a loss of Rs 6,346 crore in fiscal 2011-12.

Policy Watch: Post offices can fit into inclusive banking template, and here's how

Within the next few weeks, the Reserve Bank of India will probably announce the list of parties who could set up new private banks. It is hoped that, this time at least, promoters like Ramesh Gelli (who was allowed to promote the now-defunct Global Trust Bank and was even awarded a Padmashri and Udyog Ratna by the government in 1980) will be avoided. 

It is also possible that the RBI will not allow India Post (IP) to get a banking licence. This could be because of two things:

First, the reporting structure of IP will have to change, probably as a pre-requisite. IP currently reports to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. To be a bank, it must report to the RBI and to the ministry of finance. 

Second, there are reasons to believe that IP has not yet become a first rate manager of money. This correspondent recalls how in 2003, when his postal life insurance policy matured, he was asked to bring a bag in order to collect the sum of Rs 1.4 lakh. The reason: the post office did not issue cheques, but would pay in cash.  It was common to see bundles of cash lie in steel cupboards (not vaults) in suburban post offices. Banks do not do this. Lately, IP has begun moving towards electronic clearing systems. But for the discipline to percolate will take some time.

But there are other ways in which IP could be used by the Indian banking service.  

After all, it is the only organisation that can boast of 1,54,866 branches countrywide, compared with just 92,117 branches that the entire banking sector (165 banks, including 82 regional rural banks) has. The largest Indian bank – the State Bank of India (SBI) – has only 14,902 branches. 

More significantly, almost 90% of IP’s branches are in rural areas, compared to just 36% for the Indian banking sector (see table). But notwithstanding these advantages, IP loses money. In 2011-12, its total revenue covered only 57.6% of expenditure.  And it collects less money than Indian banks.

IP could, therefore, do with some more financial discipline. A good starting point could be for Indian banks to use IP’s branches as correspondent banks. This way, post offices could become extension counters of existing banks. After all, IP already collects money (almost Rs 80 crore daily), sells insurance policies and even mutual funds. It has  23.8 crore accounts – though banks with fewer branches have 81 crore accounts). It also provides money transfer facilities – it has tied up with Western Union for this. That is where extension counters, under the direct control of a bank, can play a significant role. 

It would expose post offices to the discipline demanded by banks, and allow them to scale up towards financial discipline far more rigorously than is currently the case. And it would allow the Indian banking sector to increase its presence in rural India at lower costs.

SBI realised this when it tied up with IP a few years ago, to link 417 post offices in Maharashtra circle to undertake the opening of SBI bank accounts, acceptance of loan applications, enrolment for and delivery of smart cards, and sale of foreign exchange. IP later tied up with HDFC Bank too for sale and purchase of foreign exchange through post offices. 

With the need for inclusive banking becoming more urgent, the role of IP could be phenomenal.  Using them for corespondent banking could be an easy way to ensure that transition. During this process, the restructuring of IP could also be addressed.


One Rupee Coin celebrating 150 years of Indian Post

Postal savings products are gaining popularity among investors

Until about a year ago, Saroj Bhatia, a Mumbai-based postal savings agent in Andheri, rarely received calls from young professionals. But these days, half of her working hours are spent extolling the virtues of India Post schemes to yuppies wary of market-linked options.

Investment advisors like Bhatia stand testimony to the ambiguous concept of ‘flight to safety.’ Investors are returning to tried-and-tested investment products and showing more tolerance towards the slow but steady returns that saving instruments like bank fixed deposits, postal savings schemes and held-to-maturity bonds give. “Investors today are a scared lot because of the high volatility in equity markets, bond yields, gold and rupee. With macro indicators still looking weak, there is a need for investors to consider some low-risk investments,” says Raghvendra Nath, managing director, Ladderup Wealth Management.

According to wealth managers, stockmarket volatility triggered the first round of flight to safety. The sudden surge in bond yields during the July-August period this year, and the resultant decline in bond portfolio returns, further alienated investors from market-linked investments. Weak rupee and worsening economic conditions hastened the scramble for safe, fixed return investment products.

Low-risk products protect principal investments, but fail to beat inflation. Yet there has been traction in the number of people opting for such products.

Good Ol’ Post
Postal savings products are gaining popularity among investors in Tier 2 and 3 locations and in villages. Senior Citizens’ Savings Schemes (SCSS), Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS), Recurring Deposit Accounts (RD Accounts), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and even postal savings accounts that yield just about 4 per cent per annum, are in demand.

“People have become quite risk-averse after the financial crisis in 2008. Investors in smaller cities and villages are not even comfortable investing in bank FDs. This, perhaps, explains the significant increase in postal savings account. The thrust is mainly coming from rural folk,” said Gali Sarish, an investment analyst with Nagpur-based Moneybee Institute.

The PPF is a hot pick among salaried investors.  India Post manages PPF money worth Rs 35,992 crore across 2.3 million accounts. Investments in PPF yield an annual interest rate of 8.7 per cent for 15 years. Participants have to deposit a minimum of Rs 500 (maximum can be Rs 1 lakh) every year. Interest earned is tax-free. Investors can also avail loan facility from the third year up to the fifth financial year. “PPF is a good investment product as it allows the flexibility to invest in lumpsums. I invest in one shot at the end of the year,” says K.K. Pradeepkumar, who works for a tyre manufacturing unit at Kochi, Kerala.

Risk-averse retirees and senior citizens can park their money in SCSS, which offers 9.2 per cent interest, paid out quarterly. Minimum deposit is Rs 1,000 and the maximum can be as high as Rs 15 lakh. The scheme is open for savers aged above 60 (years) and investment maturity period is 5 years. Investments in SCSS attract tax deducted at source (TDS) if the interest payout is more than a specific sum of money (changed periodically).

“SCSS is a good instrument for senior citizens as it provides returns comparable with bank FDs,” says Bhatia. India Post has over 1.2 million SCSS accounts with an outstanding balance of Rs 26,763 crore.

For steady monthly income, there is POMIS, which offers 8.4 per cent interest per annum but which is paid every month. Investments can go up to five years. Maximum investment in a single account can be Rs 4.5 lakh and Rs 9.5 lakh in joint accounts. Interest earned is taxable in the hands of the investor — it is added to your taxable income and taxed at the marginal rate. Premature withdrawals come with an exit load.

India Post manages over Rs 2.05 lakh crore across 24 million POMIS accounts.

Another popular investment product is postal recurring deposits, which yield over 8.3 per cent per annum. The number of such accounts has grown from 67 million in 2007 to almost 86 million in 2012. As on March 2012, India Post managed investments worth Rs 6.26 lakh crore in RD accounts.

An RD account is a simple deposit account. The amount of deposit made at the time of opening the account cannot be changed; that is, the investor has keep investing the same amount of money every month till maturity. You are allowed four defaults (in monthly payment) during the entire tenure of the fund. The account can be closed prematurely after 3 years. RD accounts allow (part and) premature withdrawals but there could be deep cuts in interest pay-out. These are generally opened for five years. Interest earned is exempt from tax.

“People are shying away from investing in long-term plans; this is true even for postal savings schemes. This is why schemes such as time deposits, cumulative term deposits and fixed deposits are not popular among investors. We are advising investors to invest in PPF and SCSS. PPF allows tax benefits and interest-free income at maturity while SCSS seems much better than several bank deposit schemes,” says Sarish of Moneybee Institute.


We know that a lot of anomalies pending in front of National Anomaly Committee.Few of them were solved and remaining anomalies will be discussed in the next NAC meeting.Even though central govt announced 7th CPC.It is a amicable news for CG employees.This is the time to speak out the problems we faced in 6th CPC through social media and blogs.Child Care Leave is one of the important issue to male central government employees.  During important moments i.e the child's ill health , the child's important examination days the 6th pay commission has paved way for the mother to be by the childs sideby, the introduction of the plan known as CCL it has been whole heartedly welcomed by one and all .  Having borne in its mind that todays childcare the sculptors of tomorrows modern India, the central government has given this CCL which is a formidable concession. Of the couples who got to work to earn their living ,those of them who are both central govt employees are very few.   In certain families the husband will be a central govt employee while the wife may work in a private firm.  In some others the husband may work in a private firm while his spouse may work in a central govt institution

For instance let us keep in mind that the husband is a central govt employee and his wife works in a private institution the critend is that they would not reap the beneath of CCL as it as certained only to the female central govt employee.  We are all very well aware that the children need the warmth and care of both parents in equal measures.If it is so why then the central govt has not allotted CCL for their male employees.  During pregnancy time the female central govt employee are given maternity leave On similar basis the male employees are given paternity leave.This seems to be acceptable to a certain extent. But [to say frankly] the allotment of CCL only to the female central govt employee is not acceptable.

It is the same payment for same work for both the female and male employees in a central govt institution. Similarly the concessions given should be in common for both of them. If a female employee is given two years CCL the male employee also can be given nearly the same if not equal.  There are grounds on which a male central govt employee loses his wife or he diverse why hasn't the govt not taken in to consideration the condition of their children.Henceforth ccl should be given to the male central govt employees though certain conditions can be imposed. Only then the reason for which this concession (ccl) has been introduced could be realised to it full extent.

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Productivity Linked Bonus to Railwaymen-Cabinet meeting to be held on 03.10.2013

All India Railwaymen's Faderation
Dated: September 30, 2013
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Coms.,
Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus to Railwaymen

Though all of you have created pressure on Ministry of Railways, Government of India for implementation of Resolution No.1 - Productivity Linked Bonus to Railwaymen adopted by the General Council of the AIRF on 13.09.2013 in New Delhi, wherein AIRF had taken a decision to stop trains without any notice, in case of any reduction in number of days for PLB.

The issue of PLB to Railwaymen is likely to be taken-up by the Cabinet on 3rd October, 2013, it is once again advised that we should hold “Massive Demonstrations and Mobilization Programmes at Branch level, demanding payment of PLB to Railwaymen without any reduction in number of days.
Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

October 2 : GANDHI JAYANTI (International Day of Non-Violence)

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f.1/7/2013 onwards..reg.


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“World Post Day” is coming - Are you ready?

Traditionally observed every year on October 9, World Post Day was created back in 1969 by the Universal Postal Union as a way to create awareness of the Postal Service, its people, and the impact it has on the lives of citizens around the globe.

To celebrate the day, postal organizations around the world will engage in activities and promotions to increase awareness of the Postal Service and the impact it has on the lives of the world’s population. For individuals who’d like to join in on the fun, what better way to celebrate than to mail a letter or card to a friend of family member? Besides enjoying a special message, they’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness of the unexpected arrival in the mail, and it might also encourage them to reciprocate.  Mail continues to have a meaningful impact in society, even in a digital age. Besides its tactile and visual appeal, no message creates as much joy, wonder, and intrigue than those lovingly sent and eagerly received in the mail.

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2012-13.

No.7/24120071E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch
New Delhi, the 27th September, 2013

Subject – Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2012-13.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30days emoluments for the accounting year 2012-13 to the Central Government employees in Groups C’ and D and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’,
who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-, as hitherto. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible
employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and

i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2013 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2012-13 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/ calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will
thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 3500×30/30.4=Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more(206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 days week), will be eligible for this NonPLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad- hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1 184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184!-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.12001- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)—E. Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Result of Examination held on 22.9.2013 for the Post of MTS

Result of Examination held on 22.9.2013 for the Post of MTS was declared on 26.9.2013 and Sri Narasingha Lahajal, GDSBPM, Ghutrukhal B.O. i.a.w Mukhiguda S.O. has come out successful in the said exam  (Kalahandi Division)

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7th Pay Commission for central govt employees announced

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission, which is likely to impact at least 85 lakh central government employees and pensioners.

"Its (7th Pay Commission's) recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016," Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a statement.

The setting up of the Commission comes ahead of the Assembly elections in five states this year and the general elections next year.

The government constitutes Pay Commission every 10 years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.

The names of the chairperson and members, as well as the terms of reference, of the Pay Commission will be finalised and announced shortly, the Finance Minister added.

The recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission were implemented from January 1, 2006; fifth from January 1, 1996, and fourth from January 1, 1986.

There are at present around 50 lakh central government employees and 35 lakh pensioners, who stand to benefit from the recommendations from the Pay Commission.

Govt approves 10% dearness allowance hike to Central Govt Employees and Pensioners

The government on Friday approved a proposal to hike dearness allowance to 90% from existing 80%, a move that would benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

"The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to increase dearness allowance to 90% at its meeting. The hike would be effective from July 1, this year," a source said.

According to the source, the increase in DA to 90% would result in additional annual expenditure of Rs 10,879 crore. There would be additional burden of Rs 6,297 crore on exchequer during 2013-14 on account of this hike in DA.

This is a double digit hike in DA after about three years. It was last in September, 2010, that the government had announced a hike of 10% to be given with effect from July 1, 2010.

DA was hiked to 80% from 72% in April, 2013, effective from January 1, this year.

Forgot your deposit? Postal department will ring a bell

Post offices in the next few months may be expected to inform a large number of people, who have forgotten about their deposits, about the unclaimed money in around 2.49 crore accounts across the country. Many people like 62-year-old housewife Krishna, who had forgotten about Indira Vikas Patra deposit in a post office in Gurgaon will benefit by the move.

Information watchdog, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the postal department to take proactive steps to refund unclaimed money to legitimate claimants or their heirs. Public funds to the tune of Rs. 1,164 crore are lying unclaimed under the Indira Vikas Patra..Another Rs. 752 crore is in the dormant saving post office accounts.

The CIC issued the order in an appeal filed by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal against the postal department for refusing information regarding dormant accounts.
He had sought details about 100 top unclaimed accounts in post offices but the department expressed its inability to provide information saying it was lying with individual post offices.
Agarwal, however, contended that the information was important as unclaimed balances were prone to fraud.

He cited the instance of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issuing guidelines to banks to transfer dormant balances to the government of India account after a period of 10 years.
Such a mechanism is being done in the case of unpaid dividends which are required to be transferred to the government after 3 years.

Agarwal suggested that post offices adopt similar practice.
Agreeing with him, information commissioner Basant Seth said that the ministry of corporate affairs and the RBI have issued appropriate guidelines for monitoring and taking proactive steps to refund unclaimed balances.

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Britain launches postal service privatization

Britain's government on Thursday officially launched plans to privatize more than half of Royal Mail, saying an initial sale of shares in the state-run postal service would occur within weeks.

"Her Majesty's Government today announces its intention to proceed with an initial public offering of Royal Mail," said a joint statement, which added that the IPO was "expected to take place in the coming weeks".

Royal Mail is to list on the London Stock Exchange, while the coalition government said it would "retain flexibility around the size of the stake to be sold".

The government had in July announced plans to privatize more than 50 percent of Royal Mail following a major restructuring of the organization in recent years, triggered by fierce competition from email.

Royal Mail was expected to be Britain's biggest privatization since the 1980 sell-offs of former nationalized giants British Gas and British Telecom.

Media reports say the part sale of Royal Mail could be worth up to £3.0 billion ($4.74 billion, 3.57 billion euros). The government previously said that it would take on Royal Mail's historic pension deficit.

"This is an important day for the Royal Mail, its employees and its customers," business secretary Vince Cable said in Thursday's statement.

"HM Government is taking action to secure a healthy future for the company. These measures will help ensure the long term sustainability of the six days a week, one-price-goes-anywhere universal postal service.

"By announcing today that we intend to move ahead with a sale of shares in Royal Mail, we are completing the third and final part of the reforms agreed by parliament two years ago."

Cable, a member of the Liberal Democrats which share power with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, confirmed Thursday that 10 percent of Royal Mail shares would be handed out to its employees free of charge.

Around 150,000 staff will be eligible to get a free stake in the business under Britain's largest employee share scheme of any major British privatization for almost 30 years.

The government has argued that partial privatization will allow Royal Mail the freedom to raise capital, continue modernizing and meet booming demand for online shopping delivery.

Royal Mail recently enjoyed a surge in annual profits thanks to the increasing popularity of online shopping which generates parcel traffic, and owing also to deep cost-cutting and big increases in stamp prices.

The coalition government relaunched plans to part-privatize Royal Mail three years ago and after the proposal was ditched by the former Labour administration.

Former prime minister Gordon Brown's Labour government scrapped the sell-off plans in 2009 as Britain struggled with recession following the global financial crisis.

Royal Mail continues to operate most British postal services even though its more than 350-year-long monopoly of the letter-delivery business ended in 2006 as new rules kicked in to allow rival operators.

While Brown's Labour government was seeking to offload a big chunk of the Royal Mail, it was also forced to nationalize or rescue several major British banks at the top of the global financial crisis in 2008.

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Two Chennai-based Head Post offices granted ISO certification

Two of the city-based Head Post Offices have been granted ISO certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards, India Post said on Wednesday.

"Anna Road HPO and Mylapore HPO have been granted ISO Certification under the Service Quality Management Systems in accordance with IS 15700:2005 by the Bureau of Indian Standards," it said.

The certification has been granted for "following stringent service quality systems' regarding sale of postages, Speed Post, Express Post and Savings Bank and Savings Certificates services, among others, a statement from the office of Postmaster General, Chennai City Region, said.

India Post had laid down a Citizen's Charter according to which counter transactions are carried out. The time taken for every transaction is recorded and scrutinised and "this ensures timely services," to customers in these HPOs, it said.

Further, an internal audit team regularly inspects the performance levels at various stages to ensure prescribed standards are followed, it added.

The release said the department had drawn its Service Quality Manual based on a government programme called 'Sarvottam'.


LDCE for Inspector of Posts Examination 2013 on 14th and 15th September, 2013

Schedule for holding of Inspector of Posts Examination 2013
on 14th and 15th September, 2013 (in 19 Circles)

Date of Exam
Paper Nos.
14th September,2013 (Saturday)
Paper-I (without  the  aid of books)
10:00 A. M. to 01:00 P. M. 
14th September,2013 (Saturday)
Paper-II (without  the  aid of books)
02:00 P. M. to 05:00 P. M. 
15th September,2013 (Sunday)
Paper-III (without  the  aid of books)
10:00 A. M. to 01:00 P. M. 
15th September,2013 (Sunday)
Paper-IV (without  the  aid of books)
02:00 P. M. to 05:00 P. M. 

Venue for Odisha Circle