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Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Postmaster Grade I Examination 2013 - Schedule announced

Directorate has announced the schedule for conducting Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade I for the year 2013 vide letter no A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23.04.2013. The date of Examination is 30.06.2013(Sunday). The last date for receipt of applications from willing officials at their controlling units is 03.05.2013.
To view the Directorate letter no A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23.04.2013,
CLICK HERE FOR  Syllabus of the Examination.

Monday, 29 April 2013

AMENDMENT TO RULE 93-A OF POSTAL MANUAL VOLUME-VII

FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS ABOUT CGHS


Formation of an unit of BPAOEA in NE Circle
All the 55 employees of o/o the DA(P) Shilong NE Circle have joined and got   the membership of BPAOEA under the leadership of sri Jehova Sangzalor Songate. BPAOEA/ BPEF welcomes all of our new members/ leaders.     
Sanjay kr Sinha                
                                                                                                            General Secretary
                                                                                                

POSTING ON PROMOTION IN JTS OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP 'A

Thursday, 25 April 2013

BPEF FEDERAL EXECUTIVE  MEETING ON 22ND  JUNE TO 23RD JUNE -2013 AT PANCHMARHI (M.P.) 


BPEF/ F.E/Meeting /III/2013                                                                                Dated: 25-04-2013

                                    NOTICE

It is hereby notified that the Federal Executive meeting of the Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation will be held from 22-06-2013 to 23-06-2013 at PANCHMARHI (M.P.)  Shri Man Mohan Sharma, President of the BPEF shall preside over the meeting.

The following shall be the agenda:

1.    To Discuss the Minutes of last meeting held at T-21, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110 001.
2.    To Discuss the problems/ grievances of employees.
3.    To Discuss & finalize date and venue of next Federal Council of BPEF.
4.    To Discuss about the All India Conference of various unions Affiliated to BPEF.  
5.    To Discus about the agenda items of strike of 21-22  February, 2013
6.    Briefing by General Secretaries about membership forms submitted in Divisions in April,  2013 
7.    To Discuss future programmes of Mission 2015.
8.    Organisational review .
9.    Any other item with permission of chair.

         sd/
( S.K.  Mishra )
Secretary General

Copy to:

  1. All BPEF Office Bearers/ General Secretaries.
  2. The General Secretary, BMS, Dattopant Thengadi  Bhawan, 27,  Deendayal Upadhyay  Marg, New Delhi-110 002.
  3. Shri B.K. Rai , Prabhari , (Postal) Industrial Unit of BMS.
  4. The Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.


                       sd/
( S.K.  Mishra)
           Secretary General 

REVENUE GENERATION THROUGH MODERNIZATION IN THE DEPARTMENT -- NEWS

New services push postal dept revenue

ALLAHABAD: While postal department is pushing for modernisation of its services, its revenue has also increased. Allahabad postal region earned revenue of more than one billion rupees in the last financial year. Other than transmission of letters and selling postage stamps, the department also provides services like banking, insurance and other financial services.

Director, postal services of Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav said the department has increased its revenue in various sectors and compared to rupees one billion seven crore of financial year 2011-12 Allahabad Region has earned a revenue of rupees one billion eighteen crore thirty two lakh during financial year 2012-13, which is 10% more than the last financial year. 

Out of this, postal operations account for Rs 41 crore and banking services accounts for Rs 77.92 crore, while in the last financial year their share was Rs 39.54 crore and Rs 68.05 crore respectively. Yadav said after implementation of core banking and other modernisation initiatives, the department will generate more revenue.

Yadav added that Allahabad Region has also performed well in the field of postal life insurance. Total business of life insurance amounts to rupees one billion eighty three crore, out of which Postal Life Insurance accounts for Rs 84 crore and Rural Postal Life Insurance for Rs 89 crore.

He said that other than traditional services, premium services like speed post, express parcel post, business post have also received good response from public. Against the allotted target of Rs 18 crore for these services, Allahabad Region has achieved revenue of Rs 23.54 crore. The online 'Track and Trace' facility of speed post has increased the popularity of this service. Yadav said monitoring of postal services are being ensured at each level for better service delivery. Under 'Mail Network Optimization Project', main emphasis is on timely and fast delivery of postal articles.

source: Times of India

Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application

PAYMENT OF D A TO CG EMPLOYEES Revised wef 1.1.2013

PERMISSIONS FOR TREATMENT IN PRIVATE CGHS EMPANELLED HOSPITALS / CENTRES


CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE — CLARIFICATION
No.12011/01/2013-Estt.(Allowances)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 23-rd April, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: - Children Education Allowance — Clarification -
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training's O.M.  No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008, and subsequent  clarifications issued from time to time on the subject and to state that various Ministries/Departments have been seeking clarifications on various aspects of the Children Education Allowance. The doubts raised are clarified as under:-
(i) Whether reimbursement of balance amount of fee paid during 1st and 2nd   quarter could be paid in 3rd /4th quarter without the fee receipt for the 3rd/4th quarter?
            No. As it is reimbursement for the whole year, original receipts for the fee paid for the 3rd/4th quarter has to be submitted to  ensure that the child has not dropped out  of the school in the mid-session.
(ii) Whether a Government servant is required to give a certificate that the spouse,   if earning, has not claimed CEA?
Yes. The claimant Government servant required to furnish an undertaking that reimbursement of CEA has not been claimed in respect of the child by any person other than the claimant.
(Vibha G. Mishra)
Director
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Early Decision – No need to pay Arrears on DA and 7th CPC: GOVTEMPDIARY

Decision in the right time –will avoid more funds to allocate as arrears!
At last, the most eagerly awaited announcement of additional dearness allowance has been declared by the cabinet, due from January 2013 to Central Government employees and Pensioners.

In general the announcement of dearness allowance has been made in the month of March every year. But this year this has been declared in the month of April. Though it was announced after some delay, there is no any loss, as the dearness allowance hike has to be paid with effect from 01-01-2013.

Before this announcement, there was a rumor that 50% dearness allowance will be merged with basic pay or otherwise dearness allowance will not be hiked, but the cabinet committee decision cleared these doubts.

Employees and Pensioners will get one more month arrear from January to April. Government has to allocate more funds as arrear due to delay.

If the decisions concluded in the right time, there will be no chance to allocate more fund for the payment of arrears and also prevent practical problems to accounting staff.

 Even the National anomaly committee, after six years it was formed, has not solved all the problems raised due to the implementation of 6 CPC.

After the implementation of 6CPC in 2008 with effect from 01.01.2006 , arrears had to be paid to Central Government servants. To avoid the additional financial burden, the Central Government decided to pay the arrears’ in two installments in 2008 and 2009. For this, government had to allocate more fund from budget. It can be avoided by early constitution of 7th pay commission.

So, to find the solution to all including disbursing authorities, setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission at early stage to implement in the right time, the same is demanding by the central trade unions and associations.

Every decision in the right time –will avoid more funds to allocate as arrears!



POSTAL ASSISTANT / SORTING ASSISTANT DIRECT RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPER (COPY)
POSTAL ASSISTANT / SORTING ASSISTANT DIRECT RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION - 
FIRST PHASE HAS BEEN HELD ON 21-04-2013 

EXAMINATION SCHEDULED IN  ANDHRAPRADESH, GUJRAT, KARNATAKA, MAHARASHTRA & TAMIL NADU ON 21-04-2013 : 

QUESTION PAPER COPY IS PUBLISHED HERE UNDER :

Part - A  : General Knowledge (English & Hindi) (questions : 01 to 25)
Part - B  : Mathematics ( English & Hindi) (questions 26 to 50 )
Part - C  : English (questions 51 to 75)
Part - D  : Reasoning & Analytical ability (questions 76 to 100)

The following question paper copies are extracted from other websites for information only & the part of Hindi version in the question paper is visible  incomplete and  available part (English) is published.

THE NEXT PHASE OF EXAMINATION IS SCHEDULED ON 05-05-2013 IN ASSAM, MADHYA PRADESH, CHATTISGARH, JARKHAND, NORTH EAST, ORISSA, WEST BENGAL CIRCLES.










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Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Examination for Direct Recruitment to the posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant

Examination for Direct Recruitment to Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant is scheduled to be held on 21.04.2013 Sunday from 10 hrs to 12 hrs in the following five postal circles selected under 1st phase. The Approved Outsourcing Agency  will conduct the  Examination.
The Examination for eligible Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to fill up the unfilled vacancies of LGO Examination 2010 will also be held on the same day.
 Candidates attended late beyond 15 minutes of the scheduled time will not be allowed  to take the examination.   
Sl no
Name of the Circle
No of Cities in which Exam is conducting
Names of Cities in which Exam is conducting
Total no of Examination Venues
Total no of candidates attending the Exam
1
Andhra Pradesh
5
Hyderabad, Sec’bad, Kurnool,Vijayawada, Viskhapatnam
157
89,219
2
Gujarat
3
Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodra
101
69,576
3
Karnataka
3
Bangalore, Dharwar, Mysore
53
42,362
4
Maharastra
5
Aurangabad,Pune, Nagpur, Panaji, Mumbai
229
1,08,528
5
Tamilnadu
5
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai,Tiruchurapalli, Puducherry
52
52,418

Honorarium to MTS/Group 'D' officials - Revision of Rates

Sunday, 14 April 2013


BHARATIYA POSTAL ACCOUNTS OFFICES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION GR. ‘C’ & ‘D’ SUBMISSION OF RESOLUTION ADOPTED DURING THE CWC HELD AT TRIVANDRUM FROM 27-01-2013 TO 28-01-2013.

BPAOEA/ Resolution/C.W.C./2013                                                              Dated: 12-04-2013

To

            The DDG (PAF)
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 001.

Sub:    Reg. submission of resolution adopted during CWC.

Respected Sir,

            Kindly find enclosed herewith the resolutions adopted during the CWC held at Trivandrum form 27-01-2013 to 28-01-2013.

            This Association requested you kindly to look in to the matter personally and use your-good offices for early redressal of the problems mentioned in the resolutions adopted during the said CWC.

            With regards,

                                                                                                            Yours sincerely,  


                                                                                                            ( SANJAY KUMAR SINHA)
                                                                                                                   General Secretary

RESOLUTION No.-1:

C.G.H.S. benefit should be given to all Postal /DAP employees who are beneficiaries of Postal Dispensary and no Indoor treatment facility is provided to them after retirement.

                                                                                                Proposed by:             Mohan Singh
                                                                                                                                  R.S. Thakur
                                                                                                 Seconded by:            Laxman

RESOLUTION No.-2:

As per order of DOP&T dated 4-10-2012 in case of transfer under Rule -38 the promotion of the employees at old station should not be counted and MACP may be given on completion of 10,20 & 30 Yrs of service as the case may be. Therefore it should be implemented in all the DAP’s.

Proposed by:           Sudama Prasad
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                Seconded by:          Manoram Singh  


RESOLUTION No.-3:

MODIFIED ORDER REGARDING MACP / ACP

1.    According to the orders of DOP&T issued on 4-10-12 regarding stepping up in ACP may also be implemented upon in Postal A/c.
2.    According to orders of DOP&T issued on 4-10-12 the average C.R. may also be counted but not only good or very good when granting MACP, because MACP is simply a financial upgradation but not promotion and only Grade pay is being changed but not responsibility.

                                                                                 Proposed by:         Tilak Ram
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                Seconded by:      Yogendra Singh

RESOLUTION No.-4:

Allowing Rs. 2400/- Grade pay to the new cadre named as Accounts Assistant by merging the post of sorter, L.D.C. and Data entry operator.

In this case the restructuring Committee formed by the Department has already recommended them Rs. 2400/- Grade pay and also changed their name.

This may be implemented very soon.
                                                                                   Proposed by:    Sushil Kr. Srivastava
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                Seconded by:        Bishwajeet

RESOLUTION No.-5

Grant of 3% increment on promotion from S.A. to AAO or AAO to AO as this is regarding higher responsibility posts.
                                                                             Proposed by:        Shiva Kumar
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                         Seconded by:        Ravi Srivastava  

RESOLUTION No.-6

Grant of ACP & MACP to a government servant recruited under limited departmental competitive examination conducted as per recruitment rule of LDC cadre for filling up 5% L.D.C. posts from matriculate sorter and matriculate Gr. D employees by treating them as direct recruitment as per para 9 of Annexure 1 of OM  dated 18-09-2009.

The minutes issued by the Department wrongly mentions that it is a promotion quota. The column No. 12 of RR of 2001 clearly mentions that the promotion quota are departmental exam and seniority cum-fitness promotion. This column has no mention of the LDC quota as promotion quota. Therefore , it should not be treated as promotion quota against RR of 2001 of LDG cadre.

                                                                             Proposed by:        A.K. Shandilya
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                         Seconded by:        Kallol Dutta

RESOLUTION No.-7:

Grant of revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs. 4600 in the pay band – PB-2 to posts that existed in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 as on 1-1-2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs. 4200 in PB-2 on the same line of Assistants of central secretariat were granted grade pay of Rs. 4600.

                                                                Proposed by:        A.K. Dubey DAP LKO
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                             Seconded by:       Mohan Singh & R.S. Thakur

RESOLUTION No.-8:


PROMOTIONAL AVENUES

1.    10% posts may be extracted from the quota of direct recruitee posts in each cadre i.e. from L.D.C. cadre upto AAO cadre for the promotion through Ltd. Departmental Competitive Exam.
2.    10% posts may be allotted in each cadre as promotional quota under departmental Ecam.

                                                                           Proposed by:       Sudama Prasad
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                             Seconded by:      Ravi Lawrence