Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CCS(LTC) RULES-1988- Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jannuu & Kashmir



Transfer policy for officers of Indian Postal Service(IPoS), Group 'A' (Junior Time Scale, Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Senior Administrative grade).



Enhancement of withdrawal limits from ATMs and Current Accounts

Enhancement of withdrawal limits from ATMs and Current Accounts
RBI/2016-17/213
DCM (Plg) No.2559/10.27.00/2016-17
January 16, 2017
The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks / Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks /
Regional Rural Banks / Urban Co-operative Banks /
State Co-operative Banks/District Central Co-operative Banks
Dear Sir,
Enhancement of withdrawal limits from ATMs and Current Accounts
Please refer to our circulars DCM (Plg) No. 127413171437 and 2142/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 14, 21 and 28 and December 30, 2016, respectively, on the above subject.
2. On a review of limits placed on withdrawals from ATMs and current accounts, it has been decided to enhance the same, with immediate effect as under:
(i) The limit on withdrawals from ATMs has been enhanced from the current limit of ₹ 4,500/- to ₹ 10,000/- per day per card (It will be operative within the existing overall weekly limit).
(ii) The limit on withdrawal from current accounts has been enhanced from the current limit of ₹ 50,000/- per week to ₹ 1,00,000/- per week and it extends to overdraft and cash credit accounts also.
3. There are no changes in the other conditions. The relaxations as provided in our circular dated November 28, 2016 will continue.
4. Please acknowledge receipt.
Yours faithfully,
(P Vijaya Kumar)
Chief General Manager

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wishing all members, track in viewers a HAPPY SANKRANTI





GS written for grant of honorarium to IP/ASPs/PS Gr. B/Gr. A Officers deployed during demonetization drive of currency notes at post offices


No. CHQ/AIAIASP/Demonetization c. notes/2017               Dated :   13/1/2017


To,
Shri B. V. Sudhakar,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject: Grant of honorarium to IP/ASPs/PS Gr. B/Gr. A Officers deployed during demonetization drive of currency notes at post offices - reg

Respected Sir,

IP/ASP Association intend to bring to your kind notice that Postal fraternity stood rock solid with the Government and worked round the clock for the success of demonetization drive from 9-11-2016 to 30-12-2016. Most of the IPs/ASPs/PS Gr. B and Gr. A officers have worked relentlessly on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and during extended duty hours up till midnight on all working days without any excuse or leave, apart from carrying out their routine work. Thus, our Department contributed the most in the successful demonetization drive and consequently got high-quality appreciation from PMO.

It is pertinent to mention here that the bank authorities has recognized efforts of their staff and come out with a benevolent idea of rewarding them by granting/paying honorarium/incentive @ Rs 3000/- per employee involved in the drive. They have also been granted special leave for the extra work attended by them. Our staffs involved in this successful drive also deserve similar appreciation and similar incentive/honorarium purely as a matter of reward for their relentless service.

It is therefore requested to kindly look into the issue and consider grant of honorarium/incentive to IP/ASPs and other postal staff involved in the demonetization drive so that our employees feel themselves at par with bank officials. This Association expect a positive reply in this regard which will definitely motivate our cadre officers and the postal staff for such additional work.

Hoping for a positive action and line in reply is requested.       

Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017 PM released commemorative postage stamps on India-Portugal joint issue





Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Portugal Mr. Antinio Casto released a set to joint postage stamps on 7th January 2017 at New Delhi. The stamps features dance forms of the two countries. 

India Post has released a set of two stamps (5 Rs and 25 Rs) on 7th January 2017 to commemorate 500 years of diplomatic relations between India and Portugal. Stamps depicts dances of both the countries. A miniature sheet has also been released  of the issue.

Declaration of Holiday on 14.01.2017 to all Postal operative offices in AP circle


Change of holiday from 05.04.2016 to 14.01.2017 for operative offices


Sunday, January 08, 2017

Eat Bananas, Potatoes, Grains For A Healthy New You

Washington: Eating bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, foods that are rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety, reports a study.
Eating bananas that is rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety, reports a study.
Eating bananas that is rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety, reports a study.
The study was published in the journal of Nutrition Bulletin.
Researchers examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.
Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes and some are produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products.
“We know that adequate fibre intake — at least 30 g per day — is important for achieving a healthy, balanced diet, which reduces the risk of developing a range of chronic diseases,” said Dr. Stacey Lockyer co-author of the Nutrition Bulletin review.
“Resistant starch is a type of dietary fibre that increases the production of short chain fatty acids in the gut and there have been numerous human studies reporting its impact on different health outcomes,” Lockyer added.
There has been increasing research interest in resistant starch, with a large number of human studies published over the last 10 years looking at a variety of different health outcomes such as postprandial glycaemia, satiety and gut health.
The review summarises reported effects and explores the potential mechanisms of action that underpin them. For example, there is consistent evidence that consumption of resistant starch can aid blood sugar control.
The findings showed that that resistant starch can support gut health and enhance satiety via increased production of short chain fatty acids.
“Whilst findings support positive effects on some markers, further research is needed in most areas to establish whether consuming resistant starch can confer significant benefits that are relevant to the general population; however this is definitely an exciting area of nutritional research for the future,” Lockyer concluded.
source: The Sen times.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Our Association conveyed new year wishes to CPMG, TS Circle and also conveyed wishes to PMG(HR), PMG(HQ), DPS(HQ), DAP and other officers



Distribution of duties amoung Officers/ASP/IPs in the O/o CPMG, Telangana Circle.



7th Pay Commission: Top 2 developments before Budget 2017 raise hopes for Central Government Employees

The finance ministry seems better placed now after demonetisation to decide on raising allowances as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.
With the dust at least partly settled over demonetisation and the subsequent disruption at the finance ministry, there seems to be renewed cheer among Central government employees of a decision on allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Two developments in this regard are worth taking note of, even as Budget 2017 is about a month away.
As has been reportedly earlier, the second amnesty scheme for tax defaulters — Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 — estimated to net the Modi government a substantial amount, the financial outgo of Rs 1,02,100 crore no longer seems to be a hurdle.
However, the note ban decision and the spate of activities that followed the decision about raising allowances to the back burner made employees restive.
Now they hope the government will quickly move on the issue that involves about 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.
While a website claiming to represent bureaucrats said that the finance ministry is likely to pay the enhanced allowances (possibly along with arrears) after Budget 2017 in February, another said that employees have sought a meeting with the ministry to resolve the issue at the earliest.
"Government is very pleased to pay the higher allowances to its employees after Budget. The acute cash crunch in banks and ATMs that prevailed for a month following the demonetization move of the government has eased from January 1, as the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs has been increased from Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,500. Hence, the Finance Ministry felt it would be wiser to announce of higher allowances after Budget," the Sen Times quoted a senior finance ministry official as saying.
Another significant development is a communication by the staff side National Council of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) seeking an early redressal of the issue.
"Almost four months have passed (since September 1, 2016 meeting) without any outcome. All the Central Government Employees are quite agitated as well as are having mental agony because allowances of the VII CPC, have not been implemented. You are therefore, requested to fix-up a meeting of the Committee on Allowances, at an earliest to resolve the issues placed in the memorandum of the Staff Side(JCM) on various allowances," the letter read.
The CPC examined 196 allowances and gave its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks. It had proposed 138.71 percent hike in HRA and 49.79 percent for other allowances, while submitting its voluminous report in November 2015.
The Budget for the financial year 2017-18 is likely to be presented on February 1 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.



Calculation of financial implications by the 7th CPC.7th Central Pay Commission

POSB - "Anywhere Banking" India Post ATM connected to NPCI Switch successfully

About NPCI

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organisation for all retail payments system in India. It was set up with the guidance and support of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).

During the last five years, the organisation has grown multi-fold from 2 million transactions a day to 20 million transactions now. From a single service of switching of inter-bank ATM transactions, the range of services has grown to Cheque Clearing, Immediate Payments Service (24x7x365), Automated Clearing House, Electronic Benefit Transfer and a domestic card payment network named RuPay to provide an alternative to international card schemes. As on end-October 2015 over 220 Million Indians own RuPay cards. 


31.12.2016 onward PO SB Debit Card Holder can withdraw money from any Bank ATM and the same, Any Bank Debit Card Holder can also use India Post ATM. It is major step taken by Government to utilise DOP ATM now a days of Demonetisation. The India Post has 1000 working ATM across the country and it can play a big role to reduce burden on Bank ATM.





Status of our Contempt Petition regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 .... updates


It is learnt from our counsel that, today respondent i.e. Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has filed counter reply to contempt petition filed by Association under No. CP/180/137/2016 (in OA no. 180/289/2013)before Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench. Two 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Union Cabinet approves ordinance to impose penalty for holding old notes

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to impose a penalty, including a jail term, for possession of the scrapped 500 and 1,000 rupee notes+ beyond a cut-off. 

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved an ordinance to amend the RBI Act to extinguish the liability of the government and the central bank on the demonetised high-denomination notes to prevent future litigations.

Official sources said the ordinance has been cleared, but did not say if the penal provisions would apply for holding the junked currency after the 50-day window to deposit them in banks ends as of December 30 or after March 31, till which time deposit of old currency notes at specified branches of the Reserve Bank after submitting a declaration form is open. The ordinance on denotification of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. The penalty for holding old currency in excess of 10 notes may include financial fines and a jail term of up to 4 years in certain cases.

After December 31, the government through a separate notification and clarification will specify cases eligible to get the banned currency deposited in specified branches of the RBI. 

While announcing the demonetisation of the old currency on November 8, the government had allowed holders to either exchange them or deposit in bank and post office accounts. While the facility to exchange the old notes has since been withdrawn, depositors have time till Friday to deposit the holding in their accounts.

The ordinance is expected to be replaced by a law in the Budget session of Parliament, likely to begin by the end of January.
Of the Rs 15.4 lakh crore worth of currency that was scrapped, Rs 14 lakh crore has been deposited in banks or exchanged. 

Source :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Amendment in RRs for revising the upper age limit as 30 years for the recruitment made under Combined Graduate Level Examination conducted by SSC for the post carrying Grade Pay of Rs. 4200, 4600 & 4800/-.

Timely and advance action in filling up of the Direct Recruitment (DR) vacancies.

Reivision of interest rates for small savings schemes from 01/01/2017 to 31/01/2017


Promotion and posting in the grade of Member, Postal Services Board' Indian Postal Service, Group'A'and transfer/ posting as Member, Postal Services Board'

promotion to the grade of Director General Postal services in the Department of Posts

Union Cabinet approves ordinance to impose penalty for holding old notes

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to impose a penalty, including a jail term, for possession of the scrapped 500 and 1,000 rupee notes+ beyond a cut-off. 

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved an ordinance to amend the RBI Act to extinguish the liability of the government and the central bank on the demonetised high-denomination notes to prevent future litigations.

Official sources said the ordinance has been cleared, but did not say if the penal provisions would apply for holding the junked currency after the 50-day window to deposit them in banks ends as of December 30 or after March 31, till which time deposit of old currency notes at specified branches of the Reserve Bank after submitting a declaration form is open. The ordinance on denotification of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. The penalty for holding old currency in excess of 10 notes may include financial fines and a jail term of up to 4 years in certain cases.

After December 31, the government through a separate notification and clarification will specify cases eligible to get the banned currency deposited in specified branches of the RBI. 

While announcing the demonetisation of the old currency on November 8, the government had allowed holders to either exchange them or deposit in bank and post office accounts. While the facility to exchange the old notes has since been withdrawn, depositors have time till Friday to deposit the holding in their accounts.

The ordinance is expected to be replaced by a law in the Budget session of Parliament, likely to begin by the end of January.
Of the Rs 15.4 lakh crore worth of currency that was scrapped, Rs 14 lakh crore has been deposited in banks or exchanged. 

Source :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Applicabilify of provision below sR-147 to the family of deceased Gol't. servant, in special circumstances- clarification regarding.

Pay PLI Premium through Debit / Credit Card without Service Charges & its activation procedure

Please apply for online payment registration with aadhar, email and mobile number update in PLI records Today's Good News You can pay premium through Debit card ( ATM) / Credit card without any extra charge


How To Update Phone Number, Email Id For PLI Customers For Allowing Online Access 

To incorporate the mobile number and email address in the System the following procedures are to be followed by CPC.

1.  The policy holder is to submit an application to the CPC Head on person or through mail stating his/her policy number, Mobile number and email address ( Email address should be written on capital letters so that no mistake will occur by the CPC personnel while data entry is to be done) requesting incorporation of the same in the System. He/She is to enclose self attested photo copies of policy bond or first page of the P.R.Book and identity proof (photo copy Aadhar or Voter Card).
2.     He will submit these to the CPC and take receipt for submission of application, generated from the System.
3.     The CPC personnel will then follow the procedure as same as change of address done. i.e scan the documents, do ECMS and Data Entry and then Quality Check &.Finally Approval.
4.     After approval.

The CPC personnel will send him/her the reply to his/her Email address.to the effect that ' Your mobile number and email address has successfully been incorporated in the System. You may now feel free to register your policy online, set your password as per your choice and perform all sorts business relating to PLI/RPLI, as and when, required without visiting any Post Office or CPC.⁠⁠⁠⁠

What are the Products and Services of IPPB or India Post Payment Bank

IPPB is a public limited company under the Department of Posts with an independent Board of Directors. It will be headed by a Managing Director and CEO, and will set up a corporate head quarter and up to 650 branches to manage its functions on a day to day basis. 

IPPB will leverage the physical and IT infrastructure of the Post office and be set up on a lean operating model. It will focus on low-cost, low-risk, technology based solutions to extend access to formal banking.

Products and Services of IPPB


1. IPPB Payment Services

IPPB will provide the benefits of payments and remittances to the customers, by adopting newer, efficient processes and technologies such as mobile based payments, digital wallets and innovative payment and remittance products that are continuously emerging in the market today.
Combined with doorstep cash payment options like traditional money orders, IPPB will differentiate itself from the other players while comparing well with all other benefits offered by competitors.
IPPB will drive the benefits of financial inclusion by bringing a host of financial products to suit the needs of different strata of society with special focus on the marginalized sections and citizens in rural areas. In so doing it will also provide the following proposed services: 

  • Direct Benefits transfer (DBT) of social security payments of various Ministries. 
  • Utility bill payments for electricity, water, telephone, gas etc.
  • Facilitate payments of various Central and State Govt& Municipal dues, taxes and fees/taxes of various Universities/ educational institution.
  • Person to person remittances both domestic and cross-border. Special focus will be on providing, economical, safe and convenient money transfer facilities to migrant labourers, NRIs remitting money to relatives, institutions etc.
  • Demand Deposits (Current account and Savings Account)- with special focus on MSMEs, small entrepreneurs, village panchayats & SHGs.
  • Distribution of third party financial products such as Insurance (health & general), mutual funds and pension products.
  • Access to formal credit products by acting as BCs of banks & MFIs.
Product innovation will be a continuous exercise to expand the bouquet of services adapting to the evolving needs of its customers and the rapid advancements in communication and payments technologies.

2. IPPB Banking Services

Apart from savings account with up to INR 1,00,000 in deposit, the products offered by IPPB are different from POSB products. POSB savings accounts do not have any limit unlike payments bank savings account. On the other hand, payments banks, can offer current accounts for use by businesses and institutions whereas POSB does not offer these accounts. Other kinds of deposits under POSB are unique to it and will not be on offer by the payments bank. The purpose of the savings accounts and current accounts of IPPB is to facilitate flow of money and payments of different kinds from Government to Citizen, Citizen to Government, Citizen to Citizen, Citizen to Businesses and Businesses to Citizens whereas the POSB accounts are mainly savings instruments.

Apart from the existing customers of the DoP, IPPB will focus on the underbanked and unbanked population in different parts of the country. It will also try to target services for MSMEs, senior citizens, students, migrant population, low income households, unorganized sector and other groups with special service requirements. In addition to its own products, the payments bank will partner with third parties to offer a wide range of financial and banking services to cater to the needs of its target segments.

The customers will have the choice of the amount they want to leave in their IPPB account at any point of time and they will earn interest on their money in these accounts also. They would be able to channel money from their IPPB accounts to any of the POSB schemes. For example, an IPPB customer will be able to use money in his account to open and service a RD/ TD/ SSY or any other POSB account. Thus, both IPPB and POSB can synergistically serve the customers.

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1961 — Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace- regarding.

Commemorative Postage Stamp released on “Samrat Vikramadittya" on 22.12.2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Unofficial Key for the Ps Group B exam for Paper-I held on 18.12.2016


1. What is the minimum period prescribed period for the premature closure of the account opened under SCSS Rules,2004?
Ans: One year
2. What is the maximum number of days in which the CPIO is required to transfer application seeking information held by another public authority or the subject matter of which is more closely connected with the functions of another public authority from the date of receipt of application?
Ans: 5 days
3. The main components of Look and feel of Project Arrow are 
Ans: Infrastructure, Technology and Branding (Ans: D)
4. Who can open a PPF account?
Ans: Both A and B above
5. The minimum period of redeposit in case of a TD account if the period elapsed between the date of maturity and the date of re-deposit is more than 12 months and upto 18 months is
Ans: 3 Years
6. A silent account is one in which a deposit or withdrawal has not taken place for 
Ans: 3 complete financial years
7. For repayment of full maturity value on the death of the depositor in case of Protected Savings Scheme of RD accounts, the period from the date of opening the account to the date of death of the depositor should not be less than
Ans: 2 years
8. What is the percentage of deposit that is deducted in case of PMC of the MIS before expiry of three years from the date of deposit?
Ans: 2%
9. What is the number of years for which the depositor of an SCSS account may extend the account by making an application within a period of one year after the maturity period of five years?
Ans: 3 Years
10. The maturity period of KVP issued from 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016 is:
Ans: 9 years 4 months
11. What is the maximum amount that can be sanctioned by a PS Gr-B officer on the death of the holder of the S.C without nomination or legal evidence?
Ans: Rs. 20,000/-
12. The maturity value of NSC VIII issue of Rs. 10000 denomination purchased on or after 01.10.2016 till 31.12.2016 is 
Ans: Rs. 14693/-
13. What is the maximum weight of the Blind Literature Packet?
Ans: 7 Kgs
14. What is the maximum limit of value for which a value payable Express Parcel may be booked by a bulk customer?
Ans: Rs. 50,000/-
15. What is the registration charge for a value payable book packet containing printed books, the value of which does not exceed Rs. 50-?
Ans: Rs. 2.50
16. Registration shall be obligatory in the case of :
Ans: All of the above
17. The postage payable for an Airmail Postcard addressed to all countries other than Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan is:
Ans: Rs. 12/-
18. The maximum sum assured of RPLI under non medical scheme is:
Ans: Rs. 25000/-
19. The maximum amount of a death claim under PLI that can be sanctioned by the Head of the Postal Division is:
Ans: Rs.10,00,000/-
20. The period of preservation of BO Account and BO Journal is:
Ans: 3 years
21. The form of receipt to be given to the sender of a n insured or VP article of the letter or parcel mail in the BPO is:
Ans: MS-87(a)
22. What is the period within which a GDS can petition under GDS(C&E) Rules, 2011?
Ans: 2 years
23. Which of the following is not a penalty under GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011?
Ans: Compulsory retirement
24. What is the rule under GDS(C&E) Rules, 2011 which mentions that a sevak shall avoid habitual indebtedness and insolvency?
Ans: Rule 27
25. Penalty for contravention of Section 4 of the IPO Act may extend upto
Ans: Rs. 50- for every such letter
26. Which section of the Government SB Act provides power to administer oath?
Ans: Section 9
27. What is the maximum limit of the value of the goods or service and the compensation, if any, claimed for the jurisdiction of the State Commission to entertain complaints?
Ans: One crore
28. Which one of the following is not a right under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986?
Ans: right to health environment
29. The procedure and powers of CAT include:
Ans: D: All of the above
30. Which section of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 provides for punishment for money laundering?
Ans: Section 4
31. Which section of IT Act 2000 provides for the Publication of rule, regulation etc in Electronic Gazette?
Ans: Section 8
32. Right to information includes right to:
Ans: D: All of the above
33. As per Section 4 of the RTI Act every public authority shall not only maintain all its records but also publish the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties etc within a period of :
Ans: 120 days
34. The present rate of bonus for RPLI Children’s policies is:
Ans: Rs. 50/-
35. Complaints relating to loss or damage to a registered or insured article where a claim for compensation is made should be preferred within :
Ans: 3 months
36. The special rates of postage in respect of a book packet containing periodicals shall be applicable only if the following conditions are satisfied:
Ans: Both A and B above
37. The minimum number of copies to be posted under the scheme posting of news papers without prepayment of postage is:
Ans: 500 copies
38. Which of the following countries is not a member of the APPU?
Ans: Mauritius
39. The 26th Congress of the UPU was held in 2016 in:
Ans: Istanbul
40. The accounting of International Reply Coupons in India is done by Director of Accounts :
Ans: Kolkata
41. The tariff for small size Greeting Post Cards inclusive of postage of Rs. 5- is 
Ans: Rs. 14/-
42. The compensation to be paid in respect of International EMS articles for loss of contents / loss of article / damage is limited to:
Ans: 30 SDR
43. The present registration charges for letters, air letters, post cards and packets under foreign post is:
Ans: Rs. 70/- 
44. A transcription centre deals with:
Ans: articles with addresses written in regional languages
45. Which of the following work is carried out in a Sub Foreign Post Office:
Ans: Customs examination
46. Orders issued by the Divisional Supdt. RMS prescribing changes in Sorting Lists are called:
Ans: A orders
47. Machine Franked articles posted in letter boxes should be treated as:
Ans: unpaid articles
48. The preservation period for Post Master order book is:
Ans: 3 years
49. Where is the mail for BOs normally transferred for disposal?
Ans: Sub Accounts branch
50. The account bag for the Head Office from Sub Office should not contain:
Ans: Mail to be delivered by Sub Post Offices in account with the HO

51. As per the Savings Certificates Act, 1959 where the sum due on the Savings Certificate is payable to two or more nominees and either or any of them dies, the sum shall be paid to the :
Ans: Surviving nominee or nominees
52. As the IT Act, 2000, “licence” means a licence granted to:
Ans: A Certifying Authority under Section 24
53. As per the PPF Act, 1968, where there is no nomination in force at the time of the death of the subscriber, the amount standing to his credit in the fund shall be payable to his:
Ans: Legal heirs
54. As per the RTI Act, 2005, the CIC at the time of deciding any complaint or appeal may impose maximum penalty on the CPIO amounting to:
Ans: Rs. 25000/-
55. The period of preservation of speed post delivery lists is:
Ans: 6 months
56. Which of the following officer do not report directly to the Secretary (Posts):
Ans: Corporate Planning (?)
57. The life of computer and peripherals is now fixed as:
Ans: 5 years
58. The articles of stock such as plant and machinery, furniture and fixtures are classed as:
Ans: Dead stock
59. The period of preservation of work papers of RMS office and sections is:
Ans: Eighteen months
60. If an MO is lost after payment has been effected, a memo of admission of payment in form MO 10(a) shall be prepared by:
Ans: Office of issue
61. What is the ceiling per annum prescribed in case of write off value of spoiled/damaged postage /rectt fee stamps in respect of SPOs?
Ans: Rs. 50000-
62. What is the financial power of an RMS Divisional Head for sanction of annual or special repairs/maintenance expenses to departmental buildings ..... per annum per building?
Ans: Rs. 15000-
63. A PLI policy can be surrendered for an immediate payment in cash provided the policy is of not less than ... months duration and is in force on the date of application.
Ans: 36 months
64. As per the Speed Post discount structure and operational mechanism, what is the minimum business to be given in a calendar month for availing credit facility?
Ans: Rs. 10000-
65. Purchas of goods upto the value of Rs. 15000- only on each occasion can be made without inviting quotations or bids , but on the basis of certificate to be recorded by competent authority. Which rule prescribes this under GFR Rules, 2005?
Ans: Rule 145
66. Bids have to be obtained through Advertised Tender for disposing surplus or obsolete or unserviceable goods, whose residual value is above...
Ans: Rs. 2 lakhs
67. What is number of digits in the computer generated confidential printed receipt when we book an iMO?
Ans: 16
68. The maximum limit that can be sent at a time only for personal use under IMTS as per applicable RBI regulations is:
Ans: 2500USD
69. This form is normally used for issuing instructions meant for internal administration. What is this form of communication?
Ans: ...................
70. As per annual report of the year 2015-16, number of departmental Pos as on 31.03.2015 are:
Ans: 25560
71. The present definitive series of postage stamps depicts:
Ans: Makers of India
72. The DOP received in principle approval from RBI for setting up of PBI on 
Ans: 7th September’2015
73. CIS has been rolled out in.............Post offices as on 31.03.2016.
Ans: 25406
74. The LSM installed in New Delhi is having a sorting capacity of:
Ans: 30000 items per hour
75. E Post Office is an e-commerce portal of DOP through which customers can 
Ans: Both A and B above
76. DOP has launched the eIPO for:
Ans: Payment of RTI Fee
77. DOP is collecting scrutinising and uploading rural CPI data on behalf of MOS&PI in .........villages across the country.
Ans: 1181
78. In which of the following services the average cost is less than the average revenue?
Ans: Both A and B above
79. As per the Annual Report of the DOP for 2015-16 the number of heritage buildings in the Dept which have architectural value:
Ans: 38
80. The HQ of UPU is at:
Ans: Berne
81. MOF, DOE has introduced mandatory comprehensive end to end e-procurement in respect of all procurements with estimated value of Rs. 2 lakh and more w.e.f. 
Ans: 01.04.2016
82. As per recent guidelines on SB, closing of discontinued accounts and certificates like NSS 87 etc should be done only at:
Ans: Head Post Office
83. Withdrawal from SSY account is allowed in the following cases:
Ans: Both A and B above whichever is earlier
84. The PBs remaining undelivered for more than.........months in a HO will be transferred by HO for safe custody to SBCO once a month along with register of undeliverable PBs.
Ans: 3 months
85. What is the limit of verification of withdrawals from SA made at BOs and Single Handed Pos?
Ans: Rs.10,000-
86. Reconciliation certificate under Rule 87(15) of POSB Manual Vol. I and Rule 50(17) of POSB Manual Vol. II can be issued by:
Ans: Both B and C above
87. As per the MNOP, which of the following statement are correct in respect of first class mails:
Ans: D (?).
88. Select the incorrect statement in respect of Rosters:
Ans: 50% limit is applied to backlog vacancies.
89. As per the India Post Citizen Charter, maximum time line fixed for settlement of PLI/RPLI death claim which does not involve investigation is:
Ans: 30 days
90. Which project of DOP received the National e-governance award 2012-13 under the category “outstanding Performance in citizen-centric service delivery” by DARPG :
Ans: MNOP
91. In accordance with the provisions of Article 343 of the Constitution, Hindi became official language of the Union w.e.f:
Ans: 26.01.1965
92. A request for alteration of DOB of a GS can be considered subject to other conditions if the request is made within.........of his entry into govt service.
Ans: five years
93. As per the India Post Citizen Charter, maximum timelines fixed for settlement of SB death claim without nomination which is beyond the power of DH is:
Ans: 10 days
94. The APAR should be completed by the reporting officer and submitted to the Reviewing Officer by:
Ans: 30th June
95. The threshold for hard and deserving cases for compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS is now....points.
Ans; 36 
96. The minimum percentage of qualifying marks for OBC candidates in aggregate for promotion to the post of PM and MG from amongst GDS is:
Ans: 37
97. The business post rates for franking of regd articles has been revised from 01.04.2015 as:
Ans: 50 paisa
98. As per Directorate instructions dated 13.08.2013 the productivity for sorting of SP articles per hour is:
Ans: 1000 articles
99. Which section of IPO Act mentions about the “Exclusive privilege of conveying of letters reserved to the government”?
Ans: Section 4
100. Reservation in recruitment does not apply to:
Ans: All the three above

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