Friday, July 29, 2011

AICPIN for the month of June 2011

Ministry of Labour & Employment
All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of June 2011
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of June, 2011 increased by 2 points and stood at 189 (one hundred & eighty nine) .
During June, 2011, the index recorded increase of 8 points in Doom Dooma Tinsukia centre, 7 points in Rajkot centre, 5 points each in Puducherry, Varanasi, Guwahati and Chandigarh centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 20 centres. The index decreased by 3 points in Ludhiana centre, 2 points in Nasik centre, 1 point in 6 centres, while in the remaining 10 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 8 points in Doom Dooma Tinsukia centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Pork, Fish Fresh, Country Liquor, Firewood, etc. The increase of 7 points in Rajkot centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Pure Ghee, Milk, Pan Finished, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Washing Soap, etc. The increase of 5 points in Puducherry, Varanasi, Guwahati and Chandigarh centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Milk, Pure Ghee, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Tailoring Charges, etc. The decrease of 3 points in Ludhiana centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Vanaspati Ghee, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Nasik centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Chillies Green, Vegetable and Fruit items, Sugar, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad - 181
2. Bangalore – 192
3. Chennai - 167
4. Delhi - 172
5. Kolkata - 183
6. Mumbai - 189
The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of June, 2011 is 8.62% as compared to 8.72% in May, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 6.91% in June, 2011 as compared to 7.61% in May, 2011.
The CPI-IW for July, 2011 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 30th August, 2011.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Directorate issued order increasing number of chances to appear LGO examination :

No 60-10/2011-SPB-I

Government of india
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, New Delhi-I10116
Dated the 26th July, 2011
1. All Chief Postmasters General.
2. All Postmasters General,
3. Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad U.P.
4. Chief General Manager, Postal Life Insurance Directorate, Chanakyapuri, N Delhi.
5. Director, Postal Life Insurance, Kolkata.
6. All Directors. Postal Training Centers.
Subject: Increase in the number of chances to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO Examination) to fill up the posts of Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant.
Sir /Madam,
          I am directed to refer to the Directorates letter No. 37-63/98-SPB-I (Pt ) dated 20/26.8.1999 regarding increasing the number of chances to appear n the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO Examination) to fill up the posts of Postal Assistant Sorting Assistant from 5 to 6. The matter has since been reviewed and it has been decided by the competent authority to increase the number of chances for OC candidates to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO Examination) to fill up the posts of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant from 6 to 8. It has also been decided to increase the chances for SC/ST candidates to appear in the said examination to 10 provided there are vacancies reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST and in case any SC/ST candidate is appointed on the basis of his/her 9th  or 10th  chance he/she shall be appointed against the vacancy reserved for SC/ST, as the case may be, irrespective of his/her merit in the examination.
2 It is requested that these instructions may be given wide publicity immediately.
Yours faithfully,
B P Sridevi
Director ( Staff )

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


No. 1 – 1 / 2009 – SPG
NEW DELHI – 110 116
Dated 25.07.2011

O  R  D  E  R

Sub:-      Transfer and posting in the grade of Higher Administrative Grade ( HAG ) and Senior Administrative grade (SAG) of India Postal Service, Group ‘A’

Orders of the competent authority  are here by conveyed for transfer / posting of the following officers of India Postal Service, Group ‘A’ in the interest of service with immediate effect.

PART – I ( HAG )

Name of the Officer ( Sh./Ms.)
Present post held
Posting on transfer
Shri Y P S Mohan
(IPoS – 1979 )
On leave
CGM, ( Business Development & Mktg. ) B D Directorate
Vice Ms. Sunneta Trivedi promoted in the grade of  Member, Postal Services Board
Ms. Hilda Abraham
(IPos – 1979 )
CPMG, Orissa Circle
CPMG, Karnatak Circle
Vice Ms. Yesodhara  Menon promoted in the grade of  Member, Postal Services Board


Name of the Officer ( Sh./Ms.)
Present post held
Posting on transfer
Ms. Devika Kumar ( IPoS – 1981 )
DDG ( Philately), Postal Directorate
CPMG, Orissa Circle ( on downgraded post of SAG )
Vice Ms. Hild Abraham transferred as CPMG, Karnatak Circle )

2.             The officers will assume charge immediately.
3.             Relevant charge report may be sent to the Directorate
4.             Hindi version will follow.
( B P Sridevi )
Director ( Staff )

Strike charter settlements-Latest News at Head Quarters- New Delhi

The Latest developments on some strike charters are furnished hereunder for the consumption of our members.

1.Orders on officiating pay in higher posts – ordered are placed for signing will be released within two days.

2.Orders to recommend grant and relief up to 3 days EL to Head Postmasters – will be released tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

3.Order to bring staff on Sundays & holidays – orders issued last week itself. Copy could not be obtained today. Will be exhibited after its receipt.

4.Revision of Recruitment Rules to Group D – Draft has been approved and will be notified by amendments to recruitment rules.

5.Two more chances to appear LGO exam for those exhausted six chances – instead of two more chances, the file has been placed for enhancement of six chances to eight chances. Since the explained the urgency for its implementation in the notified LGO exam, it is assured to released the orders before the end of this month.

6.It is informed that the revision of postman recruitment Rules for Postmen will be finalized by considering the number of candidates passed in the proposed postmen examination.

7.Orders for dropping the confirmation examination –The draft on orders has been placed for approval.

8.Revised Recruitment Rules for Postal Assistants – As per the RR 2002, there are 49 Categories eligible to appear the exam and most of the categories are not in existence. Now the existence of the category is being processed and the recruitment rules will be finalized.

9. All the outsider candidates secured 60% marks will be allowed to appear the PA recruitment examination.

10.Unfilled LGO vacancies will be thrown open to GDS without any mark condition.

11.Revised Recruitment Rules for HSG I – The Staff Selection Commission have raised some queries which have been replied. It is expected that the HSG I Recruitment Rules will be returned from SSC within a week or fortnight, 100% HSG I posts for general line has been already incorporated in the revised recruitment rules.

12.Postmaster’s cadre Grade III will be filled up regularly only after the approval of HSG-I Recruitment Rules since the seniority to the existing HSG-I Officials on adhoc basis shall be given seniority in the newly formed cadre.

13.Appearing PH candidates for IPO exam – now the department has approved for allotment of vacancies for PH candidates in IPO exam and the file will be sent to social welfare Department for information and formal approval.

14.MACP fixation on acquiring TBOP/BCR – orders have been issued.

15.Cadre Restructuring Committee – we could not meet the concerned Director (SR) informed that it will be convened shortly.

16.Separate cadre for PO & RMS Accountants, will be sorted out in the committee.

17.We requested to expedite the release of tenure posting conditions imposed on the single handed SPMs.

18.Cash handling point to GDS – Proposal for formation of a committee has been initiated to review and implement the decision.

19.Protection of TRCA – File has been submitted to Finance (IFW)

20.Grant of Special Allowance to all irrespective of MACP I, II, or III – the IFW sought linking of old files and files have been submitted for approval.

21.Treasury Allowance – File has been submitted to IFW.

22.Director (SR) told that he is processing the case of allotment of staff quarter with reference to old orders related to post attached quarters and will finalise the shortly.

23. Imposition of statutory punishment for non performance of OTA duty
could not be resorted to- only on rare cases may be applied-orders issued on

In respect of other issues, we could not take follow up action today and will process further after returning from Lucknow Federal Executive (i.e.) on 28.07.2011.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Orders on Strike Charter

The Department clarified about fixation of Grade of Pay for TBOP/BCR Group D & Postmen with effect from 1.1.2006 to those granted TBOP/BCR prior to 1.1.2006. This clarification will resolve the long pending demand of MTS & Postmen staff.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Latest list of Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centres CGHS in Bengaluru

Fresh empanelment of Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centres under CGHS Bengaluru
Annexure to Office Memorandum, No:S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.11/Hospital Cell dated the 15th July, 2011


Name of Diagnostic Laboratory/Imaging CentreApproved forWhether accredited by NABLRemarks
1.Anand Diagnostic Laboratory ,
Infantry Road
Cross,Shivajinagar, Bengaluru 560001

Tel:25591947, 25599895
Diagnostic Laboratory & Radiology
Empanelment of Imaging Services is provisional subject QCI inspection


RV Metropolis Diagnostic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.,

No-7 & 21, 10th Cross Yellappa Garden, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560003

Diagnostic Laboratory & Radiology


Empanelment of Imaging Services is provisional subject QCI inspection
3.Central Lab,

F3 3rd Floor Shiv Shankar Plaza, No:19, Lalbagh,
Richmond Circle
Jn., Bengaluru 560027,

Diagnostic Laboratory

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Thursday, July 14, 2011



The Government has launched a drive to fulfil the backlog vacancies of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities. This is following a review of the vacancy position in these categories by the Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Shri V. Narayansamy recently. All Ministries/Departments have been directed to fill up all the vacant posts in these categories by March 31, 2012.
 The Government has been concerned about non-filling up of large number of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs. Therefore, two Special Recruitment Drives – one for SCs, STs and OBCs another for PWDs were launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The Drives enabled various offices to fill up about 26750 backlog vacancies but large number of such vacancies are remaining to be filled up.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


D.G. Posts No. 25-20/2008-PE.I dated 12th July, 2011.

            Please refer to this Directorate's letter of even number dated 04.05.2011 vide which the post of Sorting Postman has been re-designated as Postman and both Postman and Sorting Postman have been given a common generic designation Postman.

2.         During the meetings of the Staff Federations with the Secretary (Posts), the Federations have raised following issues in connection with the implementation of the ibid order in the fields:
(i)         Circles are either abolishing or redeploying the posts of Sorting Postman. Such    posts may be restored.
(ii)        All the Postman are being put on the job of Beat Sorting at a time.

3.         This is wrong interpretation and implementation of the said order of the Directorate. Nowhere in the order is it mentioned that posts of Sorting Postman are either to be abolished or redeployed and all the Postmen are to be put on the Beat Sorting work at a time. In fact, the order is very lucid that post of Sorting Postman is re-designated  as Postman. Therefore, such abolished or redeployed posts of Sorting Postman may be restored immediately. The designation of the existing Sorting Postman may not be changed.

4.         Further, in the third para of the aforesaid order, it is indicated that concerned Divisional Head or Sr. Postmaster has to work out the exact requirement of Postmen required for Beat Sorting on the basis of the total number un-registered mail received for delivery as per the existing norms. Hence, concerned authorities in the Division to decide the number of Postmen to be put on the Beat Sorting job on the basis of existing norms. Thus, all the postmen are not to be put on the Beat Sorting work at a time. Rather, each one of them should be assigned the said job on turn-by-turn basis while observing the existing norms.

5.         Further, the number of postmen deployed for Beat Sorting should be to ensure that Beat Sorting, is completed one hour before the postmen leave for delivery so that necessary documentations and procedural requirement could be completed, which are necessary for carrying out the delivery effectively.

6.         It, is therefore, requested to please look into the issue personally and ensure correct and effective implementation of the Directorate's order dated 04.05.2011.
7.         It may please be accorded Top Priority.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

India Post to lose its monopoly; govt. forces courier cos to charge double rates


NEW DELHI: A planned overhaul of a 113-year-old postal law proposes to end government monopoly 
completely in the next decade and a half, but, ironically, sets the clock back for courier
companies, which are governed by a different policy at present. The draft Post Office 
Bill 2011 aims to open theletter mail segment to the private sector in 15 years by 
withdrawing all exclusive rights to India Post andremoving all pricing curbs on private
courier companies. The Department of Posts has sent the draft billfor cabinet approval
to replace the archaic Indian Post Office Act 1898. The amendment will also provide 
greater legitimacy to the courier industry. 
"Considering the role of couriers in the present economy, opening up the letter mail 
sector to them will not only accord legitimacy to the private operators but also would
be recognition of market reality ," said an official in the department privy to the cabinet 
note. Courier companies are not celebrating , though. They say the transition regime 
proposed is too harsh and could end up killing the over Rs 7,000-crore domestic industry
that engages nearly one million workers and pays Rs 1,200 crore in service tax.
  In the run-up to the complete deregulation , the draft bill has proposed toopen the
express mail segment (EMS) with a "reserve area" of 50 gm for all articles at a price
multiple of twice the government EMS rate. That is, a courier firm will have to charge at 
least Rs 50 for a package weighing up to 50 g, which is twice the Rs 25 charged by India 
Post for its Speed Post service for a similar package. At present, couriers are allowed in
the EMS segment without any restriction or price, making the market fiercely competitive. 
The reserve area regulation will give India Post time to prepare for a more competitive 
"The proposal to have a reserve area for EMS is unfair and will 
lead to anti-competitive behavior by the postal department," said Vijay Kumar,
chief operating officer, Express Industry Council of India . It could 
leadto the extinction of the courier industry, he said. Introduced in 1986,
Speed Post is the only EMS service provided by India Post. The department
has strongly defended the proposal to impose a reserve area by citing
international examples. Globally, postal deregulation has been in 
phases and exclusive rights for state-run postal business still exist in many 
countries. In India, the courier industry has run ahead of the postal laws
because it was allowed under the foreign direct investment regime,
which allows 100% overseas investment in the business. International 
courier companies, such as DHL , TNT, FedEx and UPS , secured 
FIPB approval under the 100% FDI route.
The bill will now recognize them under the postal law, but the proposed
 transition turns the clock back somewhat by imposing restrictions that 
did not exist earlier. "Over 60% of the business for small- and medium-sized 
courier business in India is dependent on document delivery, which is typically
within the 50 gm weight segment ," said RK Saboo, deputy managing director
, First Fight Couriers. The proposal was retrogade and would force small
courier firms to close down, he said.
The private industry is also not enthused by the entry in the normal mail 
business, or letter mail segment , where the draft bill has fixed a reserve
area of Rs 150 gm for all registered couriers at a price multiple of Rs 2 
times the postage of letter mail. The industry says India Post service
is highly subsidized , which industry says will make it difficult for it to 
compete. The bill, which is likely to be introduced in the forthcoming monsoon
session of Parliament, has also proposed to simplify registration and 
licensing of couriers without charging any fees. Most large domestic
courier companies in the country like DTDC, First Flight and Skypak 
are all registered with the Registrar of Companies 
Source: The Economic Times. July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Expected DA from July 2011

We feel features, expectations and calculations are on the forefront for most of the central government employees regarding the additional Dearness Allowance from July, 2011 to be announced soon.
Thee will be no change in the 7% DA unless a huge change takes place in the month of June AICPIN (i.e.if the AICPIN falls below 180 points or increase above 195, a change of DA can take place, but chances are very remote.) AICPIN now stands at 187.
Surprisingly, some employees are eager to know if the DA crosses 100%, it will merge with the basic pay or not.
The is no such recommendations said in the 6th CPC.The allowances only will be increased by another 25%, every time the DA crosses 50%.
As of now, the important increase in the allowance is Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy. It was increased from Rs.12000 to Rs.15000 from 1.1.2011. This will be increase upto Rs.18750 after the Da crosses 100% and some other allowances also will be enhanced by 25% from the existing rates.
Assumption are that the DA will touch 100% in the next three years. Before the 7th CPC, which will be from 2016, the DA surely crosses 100%.
The DA was merged with the basic pay as happened in the year 2004, the 5th CPC had recommended that DA should be converted into Dearness pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index used by the Pay Commission.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Discussion on Charter of Demands---Flash news by CHQ.

During discussions on Charter of Demands with Directorate, the Department has furnished ‘Action taken Report’ on all demands. Thereafter we made a lot of improvement in the settlement further.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

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