Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Central Government today announced the constitution of the 7th CPC. 
Government has not yet announced the Chairman, Committee members etc of the 7th CPC and also terms of reference. 

FLASH NEWS .... !!!!

GDS bonus ceiling for Rs.3500- has been approved by the Cabinet today. The bonus is sanctioned with prospective effect i.e., from this year itself.

PIB News:

Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks 
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Department of Posts to enhance the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- same as that prescribed for the regular departmental employees. The decision would be applicable with prospective effect that is from the accounting year 2012-13 payable in 2013-14.

The increase in bonus calculation ceiling will restore the long established parity between regular departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks on the issue of payment of bonus. This decision will benefit 2.63 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts, who play a very vital role in providing postal, financial and insurance services in the rural, hilly and tribal areas of the country.                                
ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को देय अनुग्रह बोनस के संयोजन की अधिकतम सीमा बढ़ाई गयी 
   केन्‍द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने आज ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को देय अनु्ग्रह बोनस के संयोजन की अधिकतम सीमा 2500 रुपये से बढ़ाकर 3500 रुपये कर दी है। अब उन्‍हें विभाग के नियमित कर्मचारियों के बराबर अनु्ग्रह बोनस प्राप्‍त होगा। यह निर्णय वर्ष 2012-13 के संबंध में है और बोनस वर्ष 2013-14 में देय होगा।
     इस निर्णय से डाक विभाग में कार्यरत 2.63 लाख ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को लाभ मिलेगा, जो देश के ग्रामीण, पहाड़ी और जनजातीय इलाकों में डाक, वित्‍तीय और बीमा सेवाएं प्रदान करने में बहुत अहम भूमिका निभाते हैं। 
(Release ID 24521)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DG Post DO No. 30-27/2011-D dated 13-9-2013

Subject: To write the clear remarks / reasons by Postmen for non-delivery of Speed Post and Registered Post on the articles

This is regarding  non writing of clear remarks / reasons by Postmen for non-delivery of Speed Post and Registered Post articles.

2.         While hearing a civil case, Hon’ble Metropolitan Magistrate, Delhi had recently observed that the clear remarks / reasons for non delivery on Speed Post and registered Post articles sent by the Court for delivery of summons / notices were not being recorded on the articles by Postmen. Hob’ble Court has taken a serious note of the matter and directed the Department to ensure that reasons for non-delivery of Speed Post / Registered Articles are recorded in a clear4 manner and special care is taken in delivery of Court Summons / notices.

3.         As you are aware postmen are required to record reasons for non-delivery of Speed Post / Registered Post articles on the article. Besides, the delivery Post Offices concerned is also required to enter the reasons for non delivery in Speed Post / Meghdoot at the time of uploading the delivery information.

4.         I would, therefore, request you to advise all delivery Post Offices to ensure that reasons for non delivery of Speed Post and Registered Articles are clearly recorded by the Postmen on the article, and that these remarks are also entered in Speed net / Meghdoot at the time of uploading delivery information. All delivery Post Offices may also be instructed that they should pay adequate attention towards delivery of court notices / summons sent by Speed Post or Registered Post. Name of the recipient may also be entered at the time of uploading delivery information so that the same appears on the online tracking system.

5.         An action taken report in this regard may be sent within a week positively so that the Hon’ble Court may be appraised of the matter during the hearing of the case on 20-9-2013.

(SK Sinha)

CGM(Mail Business)

Monday, September 23, 2013


            The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent.

            Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

            The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014).


(Release ID :99505) (PIB 20.09.2013)

No.1I27/2011-P&PW(E) dated 20-9-2013
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
Sub: Submission of Form 14 by the spouse to the pension disbursing bank
after the death of the pensioner - instructions reg.

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the requirement of applying for family pension in Form 14 as given in rule 81 (2) (A) (ii) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

2. This Department has been receiving representations from various quarters to do  away with the condition of applying for family pension in Form 14 as it is causing Inconvenience to widows, who find it difficult and embarrassing to present themselves before two Gazetted Officers/persons of repute for attestation of Form 14.

3. Before commencement of family pension, personal identification details of the spouse such as specimen signature, personal mark of identification and left hand thumb impression, proof of age/date of birth of spouse and an undertaking from him/her for recovery of excess payment are to be obtained by the bank. Form 14 serves as a standard processing sheet, which defines and delineates the exact requirement of information to be given to the pension disbursing Bank. It was apprehended that in the absence of this standard, the widows may be asked to submit any relevant or irrelevant information by the bank. This could also lead to delay in commencement of the family pension.

4. The matter has been examined and it has been agreed that in case the pensioner and spouse are holding a joint account, the possibility of claim for family pension from someone else does not arise. Therefore, in such cases, there is no requirement of Form 14. The spouse may inform the Bank of death of the pensioner and request the bank for commencement of family pension, through a simple letter. He/she may enclose a copy of death certificate of pensioner, PPO, proof of his/her own age/date of birth and an undertaking for recovery of excess payment. In other cases, i.e., where the pension is not being credited to the joint bank account of the pensioner and his/her spouse, Form 14 will be continued to be obtained by the banks. However, the condition of attestation of Form 14 has been done away with and witnessing by two persons has been considered as sufficient.

5. For all future cases, Head of Office will forward to the PAO, along with similar details for the pensioner, the specimen signature, personal mark of identification, left hand thumb impression, the proof of age/date of birth and an undertaking from the spouse regarding recovery of excess payment. After the death of the pensioner, the spouse of the deceased pensioner will be required to provide only death certificate to the paying bank, who will identify the spouse based on the information given in the PPO and its own "Know Your Customer" procedures. Where the pensioner and hislher spouse do not have a joint account, Form 14 will be required as in para 4 above.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, vide their ID
No. 601lE.V/2013, dated 13.09.2013.
(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

No.6/ I/120 I 3-Est(Pay-I) dated 19-9-2013
Department  of Personnel and Training

Subject: Participation in sporting events and tournaments of national or international importance.

Consequent upon the-implementation of the revised pay structure by the
Government with effect from  Ist January, 2006 on the basis of recommendation of the
Sixth Central Pay Commission and partial modification of this Ministry’s O.M.
No.6lL/97-Pay-l dated 8th  August 2001 the President is pleased to revise the special
Increment  in ‘the form of personal pay for excellence achieved in National and
International events to double the existing amount of the personal pay, subject to a
minimum of Rs.2lO/- per month as indicated in column 7 of Annexure to this office
Memorandum in the same manner as done in the case of incentive for adopting small
family norms

2. The personal pay will be related to the Grade Pay corresponding to the post
against which the employee concerned had initially earned or will earn the personal
pay. All other terms and conditions governing the grant of special increment shall
remain unchanged.

3. The personal pay is to be granted from the first of the month  following the
month in which the sporting events are completed and will not count for any service
matter like pay fixation on promotion, retirement benefit or DA/CCA etc.

4.  The revised rate shall be applicable prospectively from lst September, 2013.

5.  In so far as persons serving in fie Indian Audit and Accounts department ere
concerned these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to to Government of India

Enhancement of HRA - Notifying the Cities/UA having a prescribed population as X & Y categories on the basis of Census 2011- reg.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Relaxation of educational  Qualification to LDC / Junior Accountant under seniority – cum fitness quota
DGF No. 1(1)/10(PA)-Admn-1/349-3H dated 17.9.2013
Sunject: Promotion of MTS/Sorters to LDC and LDC to JA under SLF Quota

I am directed to convey the approval of the competent authority for relaxation of the educational qualification , as a special case, in relaxation of recruitment rules.

(a)  For promotion of MTS/Sorter as LDC under Seniority – Cum fitness quota in respect of those officials who are possessing educational qualification of 8th pass on or before 16th October 2010 shall be eligible for promotion as LDC subject to the fulfillment of other terms and conditions as prescribed in the relevant RRS.
(b)  For promotion of LDC as JA under seniority – cum fitness quota in respect of those officials who are possessing educational qualification of matriculation on or before 16th October, 2010 shall be eligible for promotion as JA, subject to the fulfillment of other terms and conditions as prescribed in the relevant RRs.
(c)  All the officials eligible for promotion to the cadre of LD C/JA under relaxed standards may be considered as per RRS of 2001 s on 1-1-2013 by conveying review DPC.
(R Magadevan)ADG (PA Admn)
 DG No. 13-21/2012-Trg Dated 30-8-2013

Subject: Imparting Training to visually handicapped Group ,D, - regarding

The instructions relating to allowing grade pay of Rs 1900/- to physically disabled erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees after imparting suitable training locally were issued by the Establishment Division of the Directorate vide letter No. 1-20/2008-PC dated 15th June, 2011 (copy enclosed).

2.         Vide para 3 of the above referr3d letter, the Circles were requested to report compliance by 22-07-201. However , in the JCM Standing Committee Meeting held on 23rd August, 2013, the Union Representatives have taken up the issue that in some of the Circles, the training has not been imparted yet, particularly to visually handicapped erstwhile Group ,D, employees and they have n ot still been allowed to draw Grade pay of Rs 1800/-.

3.         To settle the issue, it is once again requested to impart training without further delay. The Circles, which have already reported compliance to Establishment Division (MP, Rajasthan and Delhi) in 2011 itself, may be contacted, if required. The Training module may be obtained from Director, PTC, Vadodara, if it is not available with the circles. The Circles should ensure imparting training at local level utilizing the WTC Trainers/System Administrators/ any other suitable officials by 30th September, 2013.

4.         The compliance on imparting training to all the remaining visually handicapped Group ,D, employees (if any in the circle), may be sent to Training Division by 5th October, 2013.

(LN Sharma)
Dy. Director General (Training)

DG Post No. 25-02/2001-PE-I dated 9 Sep 2013

Subject: Merger / de-merger of IPO/IRM Cadre & minimum working experience about Postal/RMS Wing before promotion to Asstt. Supdt /Supdt. Cadre

The issue of de-merger of Inspector Posts cadre into two separate IP & RMS and the necessity of a compulsory minimum working experience in  both Postal & RMS Wing before regular promotion of Inspectors to Assts. Superintendent and further in PS Group ‘B’ were deliberated during the Heads of Circles conference held on 8-9th April. It was decided to take views of the circles on this  formally.

Circles were addressed on the above two issues. The majority of the Circles were found to be in favour of a unified cadre of Inspectors Posts(IP). Therefore, it has been decided that status quo may be maintained by retaining united cadre of IP as present.

On the issue of compulsory minimum working experience in Postal & RMs Wing, it has been decided that a Postal Assistant qualifying the departmental examination for IP should put in at least 2 years of service in RMS field units compulsorily before being considered for promotion to ASP & minimum three years of service in RMS units before being considered for promotion to PS Group ‘B’ grade. Similarly s Sorting Assistant qualifying the departmental promotional examination for IP should put in at least 2 years of service in Postal field units compulsorily before being considered for promotion in ASP & minimum 3 years of service in Postal field units before being considered for promotion to PS Group ‘B’ grade. The period of service in Postal/RMS field units can be in one spell or more than one spell. Preferably it should be in one spell.

The RMS field units for the above purpose will comprise of mail offices, Speed Post Hubs, Foreign Post Offices, Transit Mail offices & RMS Sub Divisional Units etc. and will not include working as SI or SAS in CO/RO. The Postal field units for the above purpose will comprise of Postal Sub Divisional Units. This will not include working as Inspector (PG) or Office Superintendent etc. The Spirit of this order is that the Inspectors or Asstt. Superintendent should have adequate field level experience of both Postal & RMS Wings before promotion to the next grade.

This order takes effect from the date of issuing this memo.

(Beldev Kumar)
Asstt Director General (PE-I)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Table of Benefit - EDAGIS 92 & GDSGIS 10 for year 2013 -14

Rotation of officials working in sensitive Posts - regarding


Monday, September 16, 2013

FNPO affiliates meet new CPMG ,Karnataka

Today all the affiliates of FNPO met the new CPMG Karnataka Sri. Ramamnujam and Honored him on behalf of NAPE Group C Sri. D Kishan Rao, General Secretary Sri. Rajat S Das, president CHQ and Sri. B Shivakumar, AGS & CS, Sri R.Sudhakar Circle Treasurer,Sri A.Deepak Asst,C/S Karnataka participated in the felicitation. The CPMG was presented with a traditional "Mysore Peta" and Bouquet the delegation extended warm reception and cooperation in making the new programs of the department and making Karnataka number 1.

The CPMG assured to discuss with the unions and staff welfare is his foremost the CPMG further quoted that he requires full co operation in furnishing new technologies and new business programs for the survival of the dept.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Government of India
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi
Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners' Portal - A
Mission Mode Project under NeGP.
A Mission Mode Project Pensioners' Portal, under NeGP entrusted to Department of P&PW aims at the welfare of Central Civil Pensioners across the country. Its specific objective is to facilitate redressal of Pensioners grievances and provide detailed information, guidance etc. on pension and other retirement related matters through various stake holders. The project envisages inter-alia association of registered Pensioners Associations of Central Government Employees and other welfare organizations in the implementation process.

Under the above project this Department has already identified 30 Pensioners Associations on the basis of the following criteria. These Associations are given one time hardware/software and Grant-in-Aid up to Rs.75,000/- per annum to participate in the implementation of the scheme to defray expenses on certain approved components such as telephone/internet connection, stationary etc.

This Department now intends to identify about 20 more Pensioners Associations in a phased manner i.e. 10 Pensioners Associations during 2013-14 and further 10 Pensioners Associations during 2014-15 from various States. Preference will however be given to Central Government Pensioners Associations from the unrepresented States, which are Himachal Pradesh, Goa, North Eastern State (except Assam) and Union Territories, looking after the welfare of Civil/Railways/Defence pensioners. The Central Government Pensioners Associations desirous of getting identified under the Pensioners Portal may send their details as indicated below alongwith copies of relevant documents with reference to above criteria alongwith a write up on their vision/ plan to work towards welfare of Central Government Pensioners to Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare at the address given above within 30 days from date of publication of advertisement in newspapers. Super scribing - "Identification under Pensioners
(a) Name of Pensioners' Association with Address etc.
(b) Date of Registration/ incorporation
(c) MOA& rules, if any
(d) Objectives of the Association
(e) Sources of funding
(f) Total membership of the Association
(g) Audited Accounts for last 3 years
(h) Annual Activities Report for last 3 years
(i) Publication/journal details
m Composition of General Body
(k) No of General Body Meetings held
(1) Premises (whether hired or owned) by the Association
(m) Infra-structural details
(n) With whom the Association interact frequently

(Tripati P Ghosh)
Director (PP)

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Know about final selection procedure of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam 2013

Dear Friends….we are receiving many queries regarding the final selection procedureof Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam 2013. In this post we have tried to clear many of those…
Background: Aptitude Exam (Paper-1) for PA/SA vacancies 2011 & 2012 was held during April-May 2013 across India under various phases. Results of Aptitude test were declared during first week of August and for those who have qualified for Paper-II, Computer Typing/Data Entry Tests were conducted during August- September 2013. Now the whole exam process got over and every candidate is eagerly waiting for the final results so as to secure a job in Department of Posts, Government of India.  

About exam: As all are aware M/s CMC Ltd has conducted the examination and they will make available the final results to the respective Circles for later procedures. The final results is expected any time from now, though the Postal Department has so far not declared any exact date for declaration of results.

Final Procedure: Candidates numbering five times the vacancies were called for appearing Computer/Typing Test. Now the final merit list shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Aptitude Test subject to the condition that they have qualified the computer test. Visit Which means, only one in 05 candidate appeared in Paper-II will only be getting placed in the final rank list. That too, the person who have obtained the highest mark in Paper-1. (Eg: In X Circle a total of 1000 candidates appeared for Paper-2, there were 234 vacancies in the Circle. So in final list only 234 candidates will be getting placed).

Allocation of the successful candidates: A common merit list for the whole circle shall be prepared. Candidates will be allocated the Division as per their preference marked by them while filling the application form based on their position in the merit list and availability of vacancy. Such candidates who are not able to get allocation in any of the Divisions of their preference because the candidates above them in the merit list  had to be allocated the Division(s) preferred by them, such candidates might be allocated the Division where vacancies exists. (This is only for those candidates who have given an undertaking in the application form that in the vent of their not getting the post in the Division of their preference they are willing to accept the appointment in any Division). For candidates who have not indicated their preference it will be presumed that they will have equal preference for all the Divisions and may be allocated the Division where the vacancies exists.

Waiting List: waiting list shall be prepared to the extent of vacancies announced in the relevant category. Candidates in the waiting list will only be considered if another selected candidate do not respond or refuse to accept the offer of appointment. Names of candidates in the waiting list shall not be announced. This list will be kept operative for a period of six months extendable by another six months or till the next examination is held, whichever is earlier.

Hope you all understand the procedure now. We will be updating you as soon as the final results are announced. So keep visiting the blog..Happy Reading!!