Friday, December 19, 2014

No Decrease or Increase in Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

No Decrease or Increase in Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

No Decrease or Increase in Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

No Plans to Reduce Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

The Centre has clarified in the Parliament that there are no plans to reduce the retirement age for Central Government employees. The Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh had said this via a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha yesterday.

The Minister has already clarified that there are no plans to increase the retirement age to 62 in Rajya Sabha on 11th December 2014.

This puts to rest speculations that had been making the rounds for a number of weeks now.

The Minister also presented the details of the money spent as payment for the Central Government employees. According to his reply, Rs. 85,963.5 crores was spent in 2010-11; Rs.92,264.88 was spent in 2011-12; and Rs. 1,04,759.71 was spent in 2012-2013 for payments to employees of various Central Government organizations running all over the country.

To the question raised by Mr. Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy and Mrs. Ambika Soni, Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said that as per the recommendations of the 5th Pay Commission in 1997, the retirement age of Central Government employees was raised from 58 to 60.

The Pay Commission has the power to recommend an increase or decrease in the retirement age for Central Government employees. Will the 7th Pay Commission make any recommendation in this regard?

One has to wait and watch.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CGHS New Rate list 2014 and New Hospitals List

Introduction of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

Launch of Kisan Vikas Patra by the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication and IT on 18.11.2014

 The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley launched Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Communication and IT.
 The Secretary, Department of Posts Ms.Kavery Banerjee along with all seniors officers of the Department graced the occasion.
 Salient Features of re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra :
 Amount Invested doubles in 100 months ( 8 years & 4 months)
 Available in denominations of Rs 1,000, 5000, 10,000 and Rs 50,000.
 Minimum deposit Rs 1000/- and no maximum limit.
 Certificate can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or by two adults.
 KVP can be purchased from any Departmental Post office..
 Facility of nomination is available.
 Certificate can be transferred from one person to another and from one post office to another.
 Certificate can be encashed after 2 & 1/2 years from the date of issue.
 The Department of Posts has issued SB Order No 12/2014 dated 17-11-2014 with notification issued by the Ministry of Finance.
 On the occasion the following officials of the Department were honored for their commendable job in promoting Small Saving Schemes.
Shri Om Prakash Branch Postmaster of Sakatpur Branch Office, in Fatehgarh Postal Division, Uttar Pradesh. He opened maximum SB accounts (12213) during 2013-14.

Shri Hari Chand Postmaster, Ballabgarh, Mukhya Dak Ghar (MDG) Sub Post office in Faridabad Postal Division of Haryana Circle. He opened maximum SB accounts (38592) during 2013-14.
Shri R. N. Maheswari, the then Sr. Postmaster, Rajkot HO now Superintendent of Post Offices of Amreli Division in Gujarat Circle. He opened maximum SB accounts (178278) during 2013-14.
Shri Kawal Jit Singh, Assistant Director in Financial Services Division of the Department of Posts. He has played a key role in managing various Financial Services of the Department and towards implementation of CBS in Post Offices

Thursday, October 9, 2014

world postal day

WORLD POST DAY ( by Bibhuprasad Mohapatra )
Writing letter is also an art. I have to write letter and have to write only the truth in it, and have to pour love, if with this thought you sit down to write the letter, then you will definitely write a beautiful one.”- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Now it’s the era of email, SMS (Short Message Services) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). Still the world of letters is unique. Gwalior born Hindi poet Girija Kumar Mathur (22nd Aug 1919-10th Jan 1994) wrote:
“Letter is like a personal newspaper at home
Support of the loner
It’s a sign of happiness
Love and friendship.”

“Meghdoot” of the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist Kalidasa (5th century AD), Nobel laureate (Literature, 1907) Rudyard Kipling’s (1865-1936) poetry “The Overland Mail”, Nobel laureate (Literature, 1913) Rabindranath Tagore’s (1861-1941) play “The Post Office”, Indian writer Mulk Raj Anand’s (1905-2004) book “Story of the Indian Post Office”American singer and actor Elvis Presley’s (1935-1977) song “Return to Sender” have illustrated the glory of letters.
These random and sudden thoughts are coming to us on “World Post Day”. The day is celebrated globally each year on 9th October, which marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern.The Universal Postal Union was the start of global communications revolution, people could write to others all over the world.
It was declared as ‘World Post Day’ by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969. Since then, World Post Day is celebrated all over the world to highlight the importance of the postal services.
The purpose of World Post Day is to raise awareness among common men about the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.
Every year, above 150 countries celebrate World Post Day in a variety of ways. In certain countries, World Post Day is observed as a working holiday. Many Posts use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services. Some Posts also use World Post Day to reward their employees for good service.
In many countries, philatelic exhibitions are organized and new stamps and date cancellation marks are issued. Other activities include the display of World Post Day posters in post offices and other public places, open days at post offices, mail centers and postal museums, the holding of conferences, seminars and workshops, as well as cultural, sport and other recreational activities. Many postal administrations issue special souvenirs such as T-shirts and badges.
With the support of massive network, the reach of the Postal department is in every corner of the world. The development of postal service took place rapidly in all the areas of the world since 1st half of 20th century. It seems to us that Post is nothing but “The other name of extreme trust” of the common people.
On this auspicious day, it is time to think and work as per the terms of Ex-Communication Minister:
“How we can serve the consumer best, this should be the highest duty of every Post and Telegraph worker. Frugality is essential but it should not be at the cost of work ability.” (3rd May 1971, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna(1919-1989))
Again according to Gandhiji, “For us every consumer is an important person. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is the purpose of our work…We do not oblige him by doing his service. He obliges us by giving us the opportunity to serve.”

With Regards

Sri Bibhuprasad Mohapatra
Department of Post, India

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

IP & LGO examinations will be held in the month of November 2014

IP & LGO examinations will be held in the month of November 2014

IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination 2014
FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated :  23rd  September,  2014

1.      All Heads of Circles

Sub:    Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 
promotion  to the  cadre of  Inspector  Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota
 for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 


  I am directed to refer this office letter of even number dated 
09-09-2014 wherein the Limited Departmental Competitive 
Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the 
year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion
 to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014  on 20th and 21st
 September, 2014 were postponed due to devastating flood situation in 
J & K State.

2.         Now, it has been decided to hold the above mentioned Examination
 either on 15th and 16th November, 2014 or 22nd and 23rd November, 2014 The exact schedule will be communicated shortly after fixing the venues for conducting the 
IP and LGO Examinations by the Outsourced Agency. 

3.         This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. 

Yours faithfully,

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to
1.         F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE

Friday, September 19, 2014


Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State

                   photos of dharna program held at Town hall Bangalore on 19th September 2014, number of participants in the dharna  program were  around 225 persons. The employees representing, Postal (P-III, P IV), RMS, P&T audit, Postal Accounts, Income Tax, CGHS, AG's, Ground Water, Survey of India, Census, Indian Meteorological dept etc participated in the dharna program.   I thank you all for making this dharna a success. 

                  It is also learnt that similar dharna program is conducted in districts such as Bellary, Mangalore, Udupi, Raichur, Mandya, Mysore, Hubli etc , a detailed report will be sent as soon it is available.  Please collect information from districts.

Comradely yours

General Secretary