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Dec 19, 2014

Periodicity of Establishment review of Divisional Office, Postal Store Depot and RLO

Click here to view Postal Directorate letter dated 04.12.2014 on the above subject matter.

No reduction in retirement age

There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees. 

The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission. 

The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha, today. 

Source : PIB
(Release ID :113622)

Dec 18, 2014

Directorate called for Vacancy Position in PS Group-B Cadre from Circles

Click here to view Directorate memo No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 17.12.2014 on the above subject matter.

Dec 14, 2014

Report of Shyamala Gopinath Committee on Small Savings Schemes

The Shyamala Gopinath Comrnittee constituted on Small Savings Schemes has submitted its report to the Government. Major recommendations of the committee were:- (i) to reduce/abolish agent`s commission except Manila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana (MPKBY) agents to restrict management cost (ii) secondary market yields on Central Government Securities of comparable maturities should be the benchmarks for the interest on various small savings instruments and should be reset every 1st April (iii) Committee recommended to reduce minimum share for States from 80% to 50% against net collection and recommended that amount received on redemption of Central/State Governments securities should be reinvested between Centre and States in the ratio of 50:50. 

After detailed deliberation and in light of views received from State Governments, various Departments of Central Government and Agent`s Association, most of the recommendations of the Committee are being implemented. 

In view of developments observed by the Committee in 2011 on AML/CFT front the KVP was recommended to be discontinued by the Committee. KVP has been re-notified by the Government on 23-9-2014. Under the re-notified KVP the investor has to undergo the Know Your Customer (KYC) modalities at Post Office or Bank. 

This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
Source:-PIB

MACP scheme for Central Govt Employess - Clarification

Click here to view DoPT Om dated 10.12.2014 on the above subject matter.

Proposed revision in the Recruitment Rules (RRs) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Click here to view Department of Posts (Personnel Division) letter No.4-10/2013-SPG dated 11.12.2014.

Dec 11, 2014

Consolidated instructions on suspension.

Click here to view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.11012/17/2013-Estt (A) dated 2nd January, 2014.

Dec 9, 2014

Results of Republic Day 2015 Stamp Design Competition

Click here to view the Notification for Result of “Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”. 

Hudhud Cyclone - Appeal from CPMG for voluntarily contributions



Dec 8, 2014

Govt Launches new Deposit Scheme for Girl child " Sukanya Samriddhi Account" which can be opened in Post offices / Banks '

To help channelise small savings, government has launched a special deposit scheme for girl child -- Sukanya Samriddhi Account-- which can be opened in banks and post offices and half of the funds can be withdrawn for her higher education and marriage.
While the scheme has been notified by the government, the special interest rate applicable to it would be determined later. Under the scheme, an account can be opened in the name of a girl child up to the age of 10 years.
The scheme would mature on completion of 21 years from the date of opening of the account, and deposits can be made till completion of 14 years. The account can be transferred anywhere in India if the girl child shifts to a place other than the city or locality where the account stands.
Further, 50% of the deposit could be withdrawn for the purpose of higher education and marriage of the girl child after she attains 18 years of age, said the notification.
"The account shall be opened and operated by the natural or legal guardian of a girl child till the girl child in whose name the account has been opened, attains the age of 10 years," it added. After attaining age of 10 years, the account holder can herself operate the account.
In the event of death of the account holder, the account would be closed immediately, and the balance at the credit of the account would be paid along with interest till the month preceding the month of premature closure of the account. The scheme is aimed at garnering small savings and channelising them for development of infrastructure.
Click here to view the Gazette  notification dated 02.12.2014 of Dept of Economic Affairs on "Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules 2014"


Central Civil Services (Conduct) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2014

Click here to view Department of Personnel & Training notification dated 27.11.2014.

In rule 3 of the Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules, 1964, in sub-rule (1), after clause iii), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:—

Revised Delivery Norms for various categories of mail ( Other than Speed Post)

Click here to view Postal Directorate memo dated 26.11.2014 on the above subject matter.

Dec 4, 2014

Transfers & Postings in JAG Cadre of IPoS Group A

Smt TM Srilatha, DPS, Nagpur Region Maharastra Circle has been transferred and posted as DPS (Mails & BD) vide Directorate Memo no. 2-2/2014-SPG dated 03.12.2014 .

Report of the Task Force headed by Sri TSR Subrahmanian on Leveraging the Post Office Network

A Task force on leveraging the post offices network of the country  among others had suggested setting up of three subsidiaries as a part of a holding company under the Postal Department under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for extending services in the fields of banking, insurance and e-commerce.  The Report of the Task Force headed by former Cabinet Secretary Shri T.S.R. Subramanian was submitted to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi today.

            In all five subsidiary companies will be called Strategic Business Units (SBU)..

Blacklisting of M/s HCL Infosystems Limited and its subsidiary Companies

Click here to view Department of Posts (Project Management Unit) Letter No.9-5/2014-PMU dated 02.12.2014.