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Promotion Cannot Be Withheld Because Of The Mere Pendency Of Investigation- CAT

The Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, has ruled that promotion cannot be withheld because of the mere pendency of investigation and directed the Defence Ministry to promote an Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officer within 45 days.

Disposing of an application filed by M. Ravi, a 1975 batch officer, the Bench, comprising members B. Venkateswara Rao and Naresh Gupta, held that the defence authorities had erred in withholding his promotion without valid reason. The Bench also said, “No charge sheet has been issued to the applicant. The promotion was withheld merely on the ground of pendency of criminal investigation by the CBI.”

Mr. Ravi is presently working as Senior Deputy Director of General, Armoured Vehicles Factory, Avadi.
He contended that he served in various capacities in other factories. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) convened in January 2012 and 2013 recommended his name along with S.K. Gupta and B.N. Singh for promotion to Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for its final approval.
He was not promoted on the ground of a criminal investigation by CBI pending against him. The investigation was a result of an alleged irregularity that took place when he was working at ordnance factory, Medak, between 1999 and 2005.

In an application before CAT, he also sought a direction to the defence authorities to promote him. He also contended that the promotion had been withheld because of ‘long pending’ investigation but there was no disciplinary action of any kind initiated against him. Hence, Mr. Ravi said that the authorities postponed the promotion indefinitely.
The defence authorities contended that six vacancies arose in the level of member to the Ordnance Factory Board.

In fact, the recommendation of DPC should be approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for effecting promotion. Along with others, the candidature of Mr. Ravi was also considered. In view of the investigation by the CBI with respect to him, the ACC accorded its approval to others and directed the Defence Ministry to resubmit the proposal for promotion of Mr. Ravi after completion of the ongoing investigation.

The Tribunal also pointed out that a draft charge sheet which did not fructify into regular charge sheet and that should not be a ground for withholding promotion. The Tribunal added, “Unless a regular charge sheet is issued, no disciplinary action can be initiated against the officer of the government and no promotion can be withheld by the mere pendency of investigation.”

source : The Hindu

Department of Posts applies for banking licence

The Department of Posts today submitted application before the Reserve Bank for a licence to offer full-fledged banking services.

'We have approached RBI today and hopefully having met all the conditions of RBI, an in-principle approval might be given. If it is given, I think, it will be a revolutionary step because it will bring banking, subject to Cabinet approval, to the doorstep of the ordinary man in this country,' Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal told PTI.

The RBI is in the process of granting fresh banking licences and has set July 1 as the deadline for applying.

The India postal network has 1,54,822 post offices in the country. Of these, 1,39,086 are in rural areas and 15,736 are in urban regions.

There are around 90,000 bank branches in the country and provision of real-time banking services through postal network is estimated to triple the current banking network.

The Department of Posts (DoP) has plans to start 50 bank branches in the first year and scale it to a total of 150 branched in five years.

The Minister said after RBI's in-principle approval the Department of Posts will require the Cabinet approval to go ahead with its plan.

'If RBI agrees that this (banking licence for DoP) is the proposition that must move forward because most of the Aam Aadmi (common man) does not have access to banking facilities. Post bank is ideal way to bring banking facility to the doorstep of aam aadmi,' Sibal said.

The Department of Posts has started inter-ministerial consultations for seeking the Cabinet approval for around Rs 1,900 crore fund to start Post Banks. The total amount includes Rs 500 crore paid-up capital required under new banking licence guidelines.

The Post Banks are proposed to be owned by DoP but with a completely independent board, governance structure and operations. It will have representation from Ministries of Finance and Communication & IT.

Source- Business Standard

Next time you go to the Post Office, it may well turn out to be a bank

A long-pending dream of India Post to have banking operations is now taking a final shape. The Department of Post has moved a Cabinet note with the government providing Rs 500 crore as seed capital to India Post for this purpose. This is the minimum paid up capital required under the final norms for banking licenses put up by the Reserve Bank of India.

Financial help from the government is needed since India Post ran a deficit of Rs 5,805.9 crore in 2011-12, though 8.5% lower than Rs 7,899.3 crore in the previous year.

India Post plans to start banking operations in 50 branches, a key official said.

The official said all the initial work on applying for a banking license to RBI has been completed and the only task left now is to formally submit its application.

The deadline for submitting applications is July one and in between only two working days are left.

"Our officer is in Mumbai and we will file the application before the deadline," the official said.

When asked that it would be too costly an affair to convert a post office into a bank, the official explained that both post office work of India Post and banking operations will simultaneously exist.

She said India Post can always squeeze a little space in its existing post offices. "We can give the bank a completely different branding and so the bank and post office can coexist ," she said.

"That little space for bank branches will be built from the scratch. But, the existing infrastructure across 1,50,000 post offices will be leveraged. We are naturally the most fit candidate to open a bank as no one can match the department's reach," the official said.

She said India Post has around 1,50,000 post offices, while all the other bank branches combined would come to around 50,000 only.

"So, other aspirants have a reason to worry, but we qualify RBI's eligibility criteria in all respects," the official said.
When other private banks can have a lean and mean approach in terms of bank branches and can still be successful, so can India Post, the official asserted.

But, the idea is to not to open branches across all the 1,50,000 post offices, but have a selective play. "If we cover the entire network, it will be too extensive, therefore we will open in places where there are not other banks etc. And our post man could act as a banking correspondent enabled with micro-ATMs," she said.

To become a bank, India post will have to restructure its shareholding. There is a stipulation in the RBI's norms that promoter companies of entities wishing to set up banks should be 51% held by the public. At present, India post is 100% government of India holding.

India Post has long nursed an ambition to start a bank, called Post Bank of India.

Earlier, the finance ministry is understood to have opposed India Post’s plan as the postal service doesn’t have the expertise needed in relevant areas, such as handling credit.

The Department of Post has a few savings instruments like post office savings scheme, besides acting as a distributor for mutual fund companies. It also has a life insurance scheme— Postal Life Insurance.

India Post's plans will also help the UPA’s ambitious Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) Scheme as the programme falters because of poor last mile connectivity of banks.

The official said the banking correspondent model as enshrined in DBT will be performed by postman. He will get an additional commission of 0.07% over and above his regular salary for every new deposit.  The official said that moves are also afoot to link all post office branches with core banking solutions (CBS), which would further enable them to function as a full-fledged bank.

Source- Business Standard

In its 2010 report, FATF had raised serious concerns over lack of measures in place to avoid money laundering activities through the vast network of post offices in the country

India needs to take further steps to address the risks of possiblemoney laundering and terror financing activities through casinos, while its vast post office network has been ring-fenced from such vulnerability, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said today.

In its 46-page status report on India, the Paris-based inter-government body for anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards, said though the casino sector in the country has been brought under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), more needs to be done.

After deficiencies were pointed out by FATF in 2010, the Indian authorities set up a Casino Sector Assessment Committee to look into the issue and instructions were issued to the Sikkim and Goa governments to put in place remedial measures.

Subsequently, Goa and Sikkim issued required guidelines for casinos operating in those states.

'Extension of the PMLA to the casino sector is very recent and there is insufficient evidence of effective implementation,' FATF said, while adding that it is difficult to conclude as of now that preventive measures have been effectively implemented in India's casino sector.

With regard to the post offices, FATF said that AML/CFT compliance monitoring has been introduced for the first time for India Post's financial services business and an inspection programme was also commenced in April 2011.

In its 2010 report, FATF had raised serious concerns over lack of measures in place to avoid money laundering activities through the vast network of post offices in the country.

Subsequently, the Finance Ministry and the Department of Post had issued circulars and guidelines requiring India Post to comply with AML/CFT measures when doing financial business.

In April 2011, India reported to FATF that 6,154 post offices out of the 25,312 in the country had been inspected.

In January 2013, India further reported inspection of additional 5,297 post offices in the second part of 2012.

FATF also observed that India has addressed the concerns regarding the regulatory framework for 'politically exposed persons' and required steps have been put in place by financial sector regulators such as RBI, Sebi and IRDA.

With respect to the suspicious transactions reporting regime, the Financial Intelligence Unit has also enhanced its outreach programme to provide guidance to the financial sector on their reporting obligations, and has engaged in extensive compliance monitoring.

'The result has been a significant increase in the number of Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) filed both with respect to money laundering and terror financing, without any evidence that this constitutes defensive reporting.

'Approximately two-thirds of the STRs received are disseminated to law enforcement, intelligence agencies and the regulators,' FATF said.

Sale of Gold Coins through Post Offices will stop from 19/07/2013

CBI raid in post office fraud

ROURKELA: A CBI team raided houses of a post master and a Class IV postal employee here on Friday in connection with the alleged embezzlement of funds from account holders of Dumdapara sub-post office under Biramitrapur post office. The CBI officials refused to divulge details regarding the raid.

According to sources, a couple of account holders of the sub-post office in December, 2012, found that they had no money in their accounts even though their passbooks suggested otherwise. Following complaint of some customers, a departmental inquiry was initiated against post master Pradeep Lakra and Class IV employee Ram Dayal Sharma. They were transferred to elsewhere. During inquiry, it was revealed that deposited amount of many account holders was withdrawn through fake signatures. Later, the duo was suspended and CBI took over the case.

Source-Times of India


Air India has tied up with India Post for carriage of Logistics Post which is different from regular post office mail. This service is available from a total of 15 airports at present, including the six metros and Agartala, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Imphal, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram, Air India in a statement said.
“Logistic Post will be booked by the Department of Post from the customer which are accepted by it for carriage on airport-to-airport, city-to-city or on door-to-door basis. Air India will partner India Post for the air transport segment,” the statement said.

Source- The Hindu

Postmaster Grade-I Examination scheduled to be held on 30th June 2013. Click the link below for Admit Cards

Healthcare facilities to GDS -Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

This is regarding introducing healthcare facilities to GDS officials on the lines of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana by Ministry of Labour an Employment. The scheme is one amongst various one year agenda items of the Hon’ble Ministry of Communication & IT with time sensitiveness and the time lines with action taken are periodically being monitored personally by Hon’ble MOC & IT. The scheme is likely to be introduced shortly subject to approval by the Ministry of Finance. The salient feature of the scheme is furnished below.

  • GDS [engaged on regular basis] having one year or more service shall be covered under the scheme. Thus, provisionally engaged and substitutes would not be eligible to be covered under the Scheme.
  • Total five members of the family of the GDS including GDS will get coverage
  • The Scheme covers existing health problems including those occurring subsequent to getting coverage
  • The Scheme covers all health problems requiring hospitalization.
  • GDS & his family members (maximum 5 in all) shall be entitled to coverage for expenses up to Rs. 30000 per annum.
  • Tests and medicines one day prior to hospitalization and five days after discharge from hospital including treatment and Rs. 100 for travel expenses shall also be payable at the time of discharge subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/- per year. The amount of travel expenses is inclusive in the total coverage of Rs. 30000.
  • Annual premium per GDS & his family will be contributed equally by the GDS in advance and the Government
  • On discharge on attaining the age of 65, GDS will be covered up till the last day of the existing policy and for the further coverage; GDS will have the option to avail the scheme at his own cost without any contribution from the Government. In case of death; they will only be covered till the last day of the existing policy. In case of absorption on regular posts, they will have the option to avail either the existing scheme or the CS (MA) Rules, 1944/CGHS facilities.
  • The inpatient treatment shall be available through Government Hospitals and private hospitals empanelled by the insurance company. GDS or his/ her family members can use any hospital across India which is empanelled in RSBY
  • The treatment will be through using a smart card carrying details and identification of GDS and his family members in any of the empanelled hospital at the choice of the GDS or his family member.
  • The insurance company will directly make payment of the bill subject to overall limit of Rs. 30000/- per year for GDS and his family (all inclusive). Ministry of Labor and Employment has fixed the amount for various treatments and in most of the cases; the cost on treatment does not exceed the insured amount. However, in cases where the limit gets crossed, the amount over and above this limit shall be met by the GDS out of his pocket.
  • Cost of smart card to the GDS and his family shall be borne by insurance company and will be part of the premium.
  • Cost of registration fee of Rs. 30/- is paid to the SCSP [rep of insurance company], who collects it on behalf of the State Nodal Agency, at the time of registration and is to be borne by the GDS beneficiary over and above the premium contribution.

It’s time to bid farewell to the humble telegram. Once the fastest mode of sending happy, bad or shocking news, it will soon be history now

BSNL decides to discontinue 160-year-old telegram service
Smart phones, emails and SMS seem to have pushed the humble telegram service to a quiet corner with the BSNL deciding to discontinue the 160-year-old telegraph service from July 15.

Once the main source of quick and urgent communication, the service delivered many happy and sad news to people spread all over the country.

But with the advent of technology and newer means of communication, the telegram found itself edged out.

As per a circular issued by Shameem Akhtar, Sr. General Manager (Telegraph Services) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Corporate office, New Delhi, the telegraph service is to be discontinued with effect from July 15, 2013.

The circular sent to various telecom district and circle offices as per the instruction of a competent authority denotes that telegram services will be closed from 15 July and as a result all telegraph offices under the management of BSNL will have to stop booking telegrams from July 15.

The circular has also directed the telecom offices to maintain the log books, service messages, delivery slips only for six months from the date of bookings. However, complaints, press reports and other messages from different consumer forum are to be kept for one year.

Sources at BSNL Delhi said, "We had asked the government to support the service as it was not commercially viable and the government said the BSNL board should decide on it.

"We have taken a decision to close the service after consultation with the Department of Posts. They also said that there are better options available," the sources said.

The BSNL has instructed that surplus telegraph staff members would be deployed to mobile services, landline telephony, broadband services and shifting could take place within the next 3 months.

Faced with declining revenues, the government had in May 2011, revised the telegram charges after a gap of 60 years. The telegram charges for inland services was hiked to Rs. 27/50 from Rs. 3/50, 4/50 earlier.

Two months ago, telegram services for overseas communication was withdrawn by BSNL.

Within a short time of BSNL handling telegram services in 1990s, the PSU had a rift with the Department of Posts following which telegrams were accepted as phonograms from various villages and other centres from telephone consumers. This too had restrictions and embargo during certain hours.

R Pattabhiraman, the state secretary of National Federation of Telecom Employees said, "Before taking such a decision, the PSU should have consulted trade unions on the issue of deployment of the so-called surplus employees. There will be many issues and dissatisfaction among staff members when the exercise of shifting staff to some other portfolio or locations is made.

"Similarly, it is not known whether the Government consulted or took the guidance from stakeholders like consumer councils, consumers of telegraph services and judiciary," he said.

Pattabhiraman pointed out that Indian courts had accepted only telegrams and telegram receipts as proof of evidence in civil or criminal suits. It was also a handy mode of communication for jawans and armed forces for seeking leave, transfer or joining reports.

Similarly, rural India was using telegram services to communicate.

Instead of scrapping the service, it should have been handed over to the postal department which was handling the services right from its inception in the 1850s.

R Shanmugham, a social activist, said stopping a live wire service like this can be decided only by an enactment of a suitable law or amendment.



The Department of Posts will move a Cabinet note in order to apply for a banking license by the stipulated deadline of July 1, a senior official has said, even as a top Finance Ministry went public with doubts over the efficacy of the post office being converted into a bank.

"We are moving a cabinet note now and after that we will be applying for the licence. After the cabinet note, we will go ahead with setting up the bank," Postal Services Board's member, planning, Suneeta Trivedi, told PTI here.

Trivedi asserted that the Department will be making the application by July 1, which is the last date set by the Reserve Bank for receiving applications.

The department of Posts has engaged consultancy firm Ernst & Young for helping it at the application stage by creating the "whole concept" of the bank and has already gathered all the know-how to enter the fray.

However, Department of Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Takru seemed to be not so much interested at the prospect of India Posts entering the banking fray.

There is a lot more to banking than merely having the reach and opening savings accounts, he told reporters, adding that it also involves very complex things at the back end and seemed to suggest that a Japan-like case, where the postal department has a bank, may not work in the country.

When asked about the same, Trivdei said, "We have worked out all on the know how, about everything. There is nothing like that" and added that there is no rethink on the part of the Postal department.

Sector watchers suggest that if financial inclusion is the ultimate aim in granting new licences in this round, the entry of the department will be highly beneficial to the agenda being pursued by the Reserve Bank and the Government.

Source:-The Economic Times


Department of Posts: India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General,Orissa Circle
 All SSPOs/SPOs (in Orissa Circle)
All SSRM/SRMs (in Orissa Circle)

NO: ML/2-89/2010 Ch I     Dated at Bhubaneswar the 07.06.2013.

Subject: Conduct of High School Certificate Examination, 2013 ( Regular & Ex- Regular) from 11.06.2013 to 21.06.2013.

            The President Board of Secondary Education, Orissa, Cuttack has informed that the High School Certificate Examination, 2013 ( Regular & Ex- Regular) will commence from 11.06.2013 to 21.06.2013 in 259(Regular) and 110(Ex-Regular) Examination Centres across the State. The examination will be over at 10.00hrs from 11.06.13 to 17.06.13 and at 08.45 hours from 18.06.13 to 21.06.13. All the Centre superintendents will despatch the answer books to the Valuation Centres in sealed packets soon after the examination is over on each day. The list of the Valuation Centres along with the names of the delivery post offices is attached herewith.
           The President, BSE Cuttack has desired that the answer books should be despatched to the desired destination on the day of booking itself keeping in view of safety and security and possibility of tampering. Any detention of answer book packets at the Post Offices is of serious concern from safety and security angles.
            I am therefore directed to request you to issue suitable instructions to the post offices to despatch the answer books/examination materials on the day of booking. The post offices may close direct bags if justified to the delivery post office of the valuation centre. 

            Similarly, the RMS Offices may close direct bags to the delivery offices of the valuation centres for direct disposal of the answer books/examination materials.

            The answer papers are sensitive in nature and utmost care should be taken during handling and transmission.

            It is also requested that the postmasters of the valuation centres may suitably instructed to maintain utmost care for safe delivery of the answer books/examination materials to the addressee of valuation centres.  

The instructions may kindly be followed strictly.

Encl: As above.
(P.C. Mohapatra)
Assistant Director (Mails)
O/o Chief PMG, Orissa Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.


Department of Posts has started inter-ministerial consultations for seeking Cabinet approval on around Rs 1,900 crore fund requirement to start Post Banks in the country."DoP will need around Rs 1,900 crore to start Post Banks in the country. This includes Rs 500 crore paid-up capital required under new banking licence guidelines and rest is for other capital adequacy norms that Post Banks will need to fulfil. Cabinet note has gone to various ministries to seek their views," a government official told PTI.

The Department of Posts (DoP) has plans to apply for banking licence to offer full-fledged banking services along with postal services through post offices.The RBI has issued comprehensive guidelines for new bank licences. It has fixed July 1 as the last date for filing application by interested entities.The DoP has proposed to start 50 bank branches in the first year and scale it to a total of 150 branched in 5 years.There are around 90,000 bank branches in the country and provision of real-time banking services through postal network is estimated to triple the current banking network.Finance Minister P Chidambaram in this year's Budget speech said Post offices will become part of the core banking solution ( CBS) and offer real time banking services. He proposed provision of Rs 532 crore for the project in 2013-14.

The Post Banks are proposed to be owned by DoP but with a completely independent board, governance structure and operations. It will have representation from Ministries of Finance and Communication & IT.
"The branches in first phase will be opened in tier 1 to even very small cities with foucs on rural and retail micro, small and medium enterprises," the official said.India postal network has 1,54,822 post offices in the country. Of these, 1,39,086 are in rural areas and 15,736 are in urban regions.

Source :


For the past one week there is a news floating around about increasing retirement age of central government employees. When we contacted the higher officials, they remained tight lipped about this news. But Sources close to the Ministry of Personnel told that though the government denied this proposal officially, a study on financial implication of increasing retirement age of central government employees to 62 has been taken to decide over this issue. Many central government employees news websites are analyzing this issue on their own way. The bottom line of the content given below is taken from one of those sites.

Medias and blogging sites abound with news that the cabinet would announce its decision regarding the retirement age. But it has not been finalized yet.
In India the retirement ages of most of the state government employees is range from 58 to 60 years. This is very low when it compared to government employees of other countries.
Let us see the pros and cons of increasing the retirement age of central government employees..

Advantages :
1. If the 7th pay commission is implemented in the year 2016, the central government employees those who are retiring from service in the year of 2014 to 2016 would be benefitted by extension of their service further two more years .
2. Economically the employees would be in better position due to this rise of the age of superannuation
3. The pensionary benefits would also increase alongside if there is any shortage of service to get full pension and gratuity
4. More over there is a chance of getting an additional MACP by the central govt employees if there is any short fall in the service by two years to get 2nd or 3rd MACP

1. Promotions will be affected due to no retirement up to two years
2. Unemployment problem will be continued due to the increase in retirement age.
3. The age criterion to get government job to be relaxed to two more years, otherwise those who are at the verge of crossing the age limit will be affected seriously
4. Efficiency will be affected if the retirement age of unhealthy employees increased.

As this proposal is detested by majority, only those who are at the verge of retirement roll out red carpet for this.
With inputs from :.www.Employees

Comprehensive review of instructions pertaining to vigilance clearance for promotion - regarding

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Shri Rajkishore Maharana, ASPOs (O/D), Koraput Division relieved from his post on 1.6.2013 to join as ASPOs (Hqr), O/o the SPOs, Kalahandi Division, Bhawanipatna.


Department of Posts, India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001

No. ST/26-26/2013/Gr. III PM,  dated at Bhubaneswar the 24/29.5.2013

All SSPOs / SPOs in Odisha Circle
The Supdt., PSD, Bhubaneswar / Sambalpur

Sub:  Filling up of the posts of Postmaster Grade – III in Post Offices in Postal Circles

      Directorate vide letter No. 04-28/2013-SPB-II, dated 15.05.2013 has instructed to call for options from the officials holding the post in HSG-I on regular basis in Post Offices for filling up the posts of Postmaster Grade – III in Post Offices through initial constitution clause of the Recruitment Rules.  The Post Offices for deployment of Postmaster Grade – III have been identified vide CO memo No. EST/1-106/Rlg/2010, dated 15.12.2010.

             The following conditions laid down in paragraph 6 of  Directorate’s letter No. 4 – 7 / 2008 – SPB. II, dated 22.11.2010 are reproduced below for the information and guidance of the officials.

I.       Once an official submits his application he will not be allowed to withdraw the same.

II.           Officials who are still left with at least two years of service to retire may only apply in order to avoid their dislocation at the fag end of their service.

III.         In the event of their appointment as Postmaster Grade – III, their future career progression will be in the hierarchy in Postmaster Cadre only as per the provisions in the relevant  Recruitment Rules and not in the General Line.

     It should be noted that all those who had applied in response to the earlier circular and are still willing for appointment as Postmaster Grade – III should apply again.

            The Postmaster Grade – III officials so appointed may be deputed for training immediately in consultation with Training Division of the Directorate.

You are therefore requested to call for options / applications from the willing regular HSG-I officials along with bio-data and forward the same to C.O. latest by 17.06.2013.
Sd/-, Asst. Director ( Staff )
O/o the CPMG, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar – 751 001
Copy to:
The Postmaster General, Berhampur / Sambalpur Regions for kind information and necessary action.

Holding of LDCE for filling up of 50% of vacancies in Postman/Mail guard cadre by promotion of MTS and 50% restricted to GDS as per the Revised Recruitment Rules for the vacancies of the year-2012

Department of Posts, India,
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle,
Bhubaneswar – 751 001
The PMG, Sambalpur / Berhampur(GM).
All SSPOs / SPOs / SSRM in Hqrs. Region

No.RE/30-22/2012      Dtd. the 03.06.2013

Sub:  Holding of LDCE for filling up of 50% of vacancies in Postman/Mail guard cadre by promotion of MTS and 50% restricted to GDS as per the Revised Recruitment Rules for the vacancies of the year-2012.

I am directed to intimate that the limited Departmental competitive Examination for filling 50% of vacancies in Postman/Mail guard cadre by promotion of MTS and 50% of vacancies restricted to GDS will be held very soon as per the amended revised recruitment rules and instructions received from the Directorate contained in the Directorate’s letter No.45-2/2011-SPB-I Dtd.02.11.2012 and circulated vide C.O.letter No.RE/30-13/75(Rlg)/corr.Dtd.06.11.2012.

You may kindly intimate correct number of community wise vacancies under (i) 50% by promotion of MTS and(ii) 50% restricted to G.D.S. pertaining to the year -2012 for further necessary action.

 (M.Sethi),  Asst. Director(Rectt.)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001.
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:-

All the SSPOs/SPOs/SRMs of Berhampur (Gm) / Sambalpur Region. They will please send the information to their respective ROs for consolidation and onward sending to C.O.                     
(M.Sethi),  Asst. Director(Rectt.)

For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

‘An in-principle decision has been taken to increase the retirement age by two years within this year itself’ : Sources

The proposal of increasing retirement age of central government employees from 60 to 62 is now the hottest issue to talk about. According to the sources, the central government is serious about increasing retirement age for various reasons. The leaders of Defence and Railway workers federations hinted about the possibility of increasing retirement age of central government employees, as the manpower sanction in railway and defence is very less than comparing to the retirement of its employees. There is a huge gap between recruitment and retirement. The resultant vacancies due to retirement and death left unfilled. So the departments find it hard to achieve their target in time without sufficient manpower. So the decision of increasing retirement age of central government employees from 60 to 62 seems inevitable at this juncture. The financial express also posted an article in this regard in its website

The government is planning to extend the retirement age of all central government employees by two years — from the current 60 to 62 years. Sources said that an in-principle decision has been taken in this regard and the department of personnel and training (DoPT) has begun the work to implement the same. A formal announcement to this effect is expected this year itself.

The last time the government extended the retirement age of central government employees was in 1998. It was also a two-year extension from 58. This was preceded by the implementation of the 5th Pay Commission, which had put severe strain on government’s finances. Subsequently, all state governments followed the Centre’s policy by extending the retirement age by two years. Public sector undertakings followed suit too.

The decision to extend the retirement age is well-timed both politically and economically.
The UPA government reckons the move would be a masterstroke. At a time when it is buffeted by several corruption cases, it is felt that the extension of the retirement age will go down well with the middle classes. Economically also, the move makes sense because by deferring payment of lump sum retirement benefits for a large number of employees by two years, the government would be able to manage its finances better.
“An in-principle decision has been taken to increase the retirement age by two years within this year itself. This would reduce the burden on the fisc from one-time payment of retirement benefits for employees including defence and railways personnel,” an official involved in the discussion said. With the fiscal consolidation high on the government’s agenda, this deferment would come handy.

There’s some flip side too if the retirement age is extended by two years. Those officials empanelled as secretaries and joint secretaries would have to wait longer to actually get the posts. And of course, there is the issue of average age profile of the civil servants being turning north.
It is also felt that any extension is not being fair with a bulk of people who still look for jobs in the government.

However, officials point out that at least it prevents an influential section of the bureaucracy to hanker for post-retirement jobs with the government like chairmanship of regulatory bodies or tribunals.
“As it is, a sizeable section of senior civil servants work for three to five years after the retirement in some capacity or the other in the government,” said a senior government official. The retirement age of college teachers and judges are also beyond 60.

As per a study, the future pension outgo for the existing Central and State government employees is estimated at a staggering R1,735,527 crore or 55.88% of GDP at market prices of 2004-05.

with the  inputs from :



All SSPOs/SPOs in Odisha Circle

No.ESP/2-Misc/2011 -12               Dated at Bhubaneswar the 03.06.2013
Sub: Supply of bicycles to GDSs working in Branch Post Offices - Regarding

The criteria for supply of bicycles to GDSs working in Branch Post Offices as per the Directorate letter No.17-3/2013-MV dated 29.05.2013 are as follows:

(1)     GDS Delivery Agent should cover at least 3 KMs per day for delivery of mails.
(2)   GDS Delivery Agent as also GDS DA doing the combined duty of BPM and/or Mail Carrier is eligible for bicycle.
(3)       Only one bicycle will be supplied to a Branch Office.
(4)   Where the delivery jurisdiction is limited to the village where Branch Office located, no bicycle would be supplied.

As per the criteria mentioned above I am directed to request you to kindly intimate the number of BOs that served more than one village and the number of bicycles required for your Division latest by 1600 hours of today (03.06.2013) through e-mail positively for report to Directorate.

(G.C.Sahoo), Assistant Director (Est/Plg),
O/o the CPMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

Copy to: The PMsG Berhampur/Sambalpur Region for kind information & causing necessary compliance.

(G.C.Sahoo), Assistant Director (Est/Plg),
O/o the CPMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001