Nov 23, 2014

‘Nanyatha’, a monitoring mechanism for letter box clearance - Inaugurated at Vijayawada

Sri B.V.Sudhakar, CPMG ,AP Circle and
Sri M.Sampath, PMG Vijayawada
‘Nanyatha’, a monitoring mechanism for letter box clearance through a unique ID generation, was launched by Chief Postmaster General,AP Circle B.V. Sudhakar at Vijayawada on 21.11.2014.

“The facility has been introduced with the aim of helping people know the status of letter clearance from a particular letter box,” Sri Sudhakar, CPMG said. The deparment has created a unique 12-digit number to serve as the identification number for each letter box. A bar code, printed on the rear door of the box to capture details, will be generated for the unique number. The entire application will be based on Android operating system, he said.

“The application helps us upload data on location of letter box, date and time of letter clearance and the person who cleared them on the web (http://appost.in/nanyatha) when the bar code is scanned using the smart phone,” he said. The letter box details, date and time of clearance will be sent to the central server using GPRS technology.

The server, in turn, will validate the information and accept the date and time of clearance through management information system (MIS). Denizens can log on to the website and enter the location of the letter box to get information about the date and time of clearance. A log-in name and password have been provided to postal administrators of each division for entering the website and see the MIS details comprising the name of the post office and the letter box under its jurisdiction.
Sri B.V.Sudhakar said the facility was launched in 10 of the 11 post offices in Vijayawada covering 173 letter boxes. 

Nov 22, 2014

Transfers/Postings in JAG cadre of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Click here to view to Postal Directorate order dated 20.11.2014

Transfers/Postings in SAG of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Click here to view the Postal Directorate orders dated 20.11.2014

Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance System for all Central Govt Employees before 26.1.2015

No: 11013/9/2014- Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 21st November 2014.


Sub: Introduction of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

It has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached/ sub-ordinate Offices, in India. The system will be installed in the offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi by 31st December 2014. In other places this may be installed by 26th January 2015.

2. The equipment will be procured by the Ministries/ Departments as per specifications of DeitY on DGS&D Rate Contract from authorized vendors. The expenditure will be met by the Ministries/ Departments concerned under their O.E. The manual system of attendance may be phased out accordingly.

3. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) will provide the technical guidance for installing the system. The equipment already procured by DeitY have a built in AMC of three years. The Ministries/ departments may ensure that the equipment being procured by them have similar provision.

4. Biometric attendance system is only an enabling platform. There is no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc. which will continue to apply. As per extant instructions, (contained in DoPT O.M. No: 28034/8/75- Estt-A dated 04-07-1975; No:28034/10/75-Estt-A dated 27-08-1975; No: 28034/3/82 —Estt-A dated 05-03-1982) half—a-day’s Casual Leave should be debited for each day of late attendance, but late attendance up to an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month, and for justifiable reasons may be condoned by the competent authority. In addition to debiting Casual Leave (or Earned Leave, when no CL is available).Disciplinary action may also be taken against government servants who are habitually late. Early leaving is also to be treated in the same manner as late coming.

5. These orders come into force with immediate effect.

6. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned.
(J.A Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS

Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS is  enhanced from Rs. 300/0 p.m. to Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 19/11/2014. 

Click here to view DoPT OM dated 19/11/2014

Nov 20, 2014

India Post eyes $9 billion e-commerce business

Eyeing $9 billion business opportunity in booming e-commerce business, India Post, which has the biggest network and serves the last mile, is boosting its infrastructure for real-time tracking of parcels through satellites using a new technology.

The Postal Department will also soon start an SMS facility to inform customers about delivery status of their parcels.

Re-introduction of sale of Kisan Vikas Patra - procedure (SB Order No.12/2014)

Click here to view SB order no 12/2014 on Re-introduction of sale of Kisan Vikas Patra - procedure.

Revised Recruitment Rules, 2014 of Stenographer Grade - II

Click here to view Revised Recruitment Rules, 2014 of Stenographer Grade - II communicated vide Postal Directorate letter dated 12.11.2014.

Central Civil Services (CCA) Rules, 1965 - Advice of the UPSC to be communicated to the delinquent Government servant - Amendment

Click here to view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.11012/8/2011-Estt(A) dated 19.11.2014.

Central Civil Service (CCA) Rules, 1965 - Instruction regarding timely review of suspension

Click here to view Department of Personnel and Training OM No.11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 18.11.2014.

Nov 19, 2014

Procedure for grant of permission to the pensioners for commercial employment after retirement - revision of Form 25

Click here to  DoPT Memo No. 22012/3/2014-Estt(A) dated 19th November 2014.

Nov 18, 2014

Centre to lower age limit for civil service aspirants

The Central Govt  intends to reduce the upper age limit and number of attempts of applicants with effect from 2015. Going by the new norm, the upper age limit will be 29 years for SC/ST candidates, 28 years for OBC and 26 for the unreserved category.
There will be an additional two years for physically challenged candidates in each category.
At present, the upper age limit for SC/ST, OBC and unreserved candidates is 35, 33 and 30 years respectively.
According to information published on the website of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, the number of attempts allowed for candidates appearing for the Civil Services Examination would also be reduced to six for SC/ST candidates, five for OBC and three for unreserved candidates.
The measures, recommended by the Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) and almost entirely accepted by the government, were put up on the website a few months ago.
The Centre has decided to retain August 1 in the examination year as the cut-off date for eligibility and not to review the structure of the examination (both preliminary and main) since this was only recently changed.
Source : The Hindu

Kisan Vikas Patra re-launched today

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra today in a function held at Hotel Ashoka, NewDelhi.  Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for communication & IT, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Finance Secretary, Ms. Kavita, Secretary, Department of Posts, Shri Rajat Bhargava, Joint Secretary (Budget), Department of Economic Affairs (DEA),Ministry of Finance and other senior officers of the Ministry of Finance and Department of Posts and National Small Savings Organizations were also present among others on this occasion.

Salient Features of re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra :
1.Amount Invested doubles in 100 months ( 8years 4 months)
2.Available in denominations of Rs 1,000, 5000, 10,000 and Rs 50,000.
3.Minimum deposit Rs 1000/- and no maximum limit.
4.Certificate can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or by two adults.
5.KVP can be purchased from any DEpartmental Post office. This facility will also be extended shortly to the designated branches of commercial Banks.
6.Facility of nomination is available.
7.Certificate can be transferred from one person to another and from one post office to another.
8.Certificate can be encashed after 2 1/2 years from the date of issue.

Transfers / Postings in JTS Gr. A cadre

Click here to view the Directorate orders. 

Final Seniority List of Stenographer Grade I

Click here to view the all India final Seniority List of Stenographers Grade- I.