Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Features Of Rural ICT Handheld Device Supplied To Branch Post Offices



As a pilot phase Department of Post has started using solar powered, bio metric hand-held devices in rural post office with connectivity along with the application software in selected circles viz. Bihar, UP and Rajasthan. This move was the outcome of Rural ICT project declared by the Government of India.


Following re the important features or benefits of Hand-held device supplied to Branch Post Offices.

1. Electronic transactions- Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationery will be done through these devices and paper receipt shall be generated

2. Instantaneously thereby eliminating chances of overcharging and other problems associated with manual transactions. Savings Bank deposits & withdrawals, PLI/RPLI premium deposits and loan/claim payments will also be done electronically on these devices.

3. Immediate uploading of transaction data and financial reconciliation- Using mobile connectivity, data pertaining to all transactions done on the hand-held devices shall be uploaded onto the central server. E-Money order will reach the destination post office instantaneously unlike present day where the money order is digitized at the nearest computerized Post Office and leads to delay in delivery. All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately without any manual intervention and Cash on Delivery amount collected in the village shall be immediately credited to the account of e-Commerce Company. Similarly the artisans would be able to fulfill e-commerce orders and receive immediate payment for their sold products online. This will have a positive impact on the overall economy of the villages.

4. Automatic track and trace- Speed Post and Registered letters/parcels and money remittances will be trackable at the Branch Post Office level and booking/delivery information will also be uploaded to central server immediately.

5. Fraud and leakage elimination- As Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance transactions will be done on a real-time basis and through immediate generation of receipt and voice message, chances of fraud would be eliminated. Biometric authentication of MNREGS and social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out would also reduce leakage in the schemes

6. Post Offices as Common Service Centres- Branch Post Offices shall be able to work as Common Service Centres and offer services such as Railway Reservation, online bill payment for electricity and water utilities, mobile and DTH recharge, insurance policy premium payments & transactions for partner banks/insurance companies/mutual funds etc
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International Fleet Review Special Issues.


In addition to Commemorative Stamp, First Day Cover and Brochure, the Department of Posts has also released a booklet (folder) in commemoration of past President’s Fleet Reviews titled “AIKYA”. The booklet contains write ups, photographs and images of stamps brought out on the occasion of past President Fleet Reviews. The booklet was released by Member (Planning), Postal Services Board, Mr. Shekhar Kumar Sinha in presence of Mrs. Sharda Sampath, Postmaster General, Visakhapatnam, Mr. M. Sampath, Postmaster General, Vijaywada and Commodore Amit Vikram on 7th February 2016 at the function held at Visakhapatnam. The booklet is priced at Rs. 325 and can be obtained from Philatelic Bureau, Visakhapatnam.



A special pack consisting of first day cover, block of 4 stamps and a brochure was also released by Department of Posts. The Department of Posts had established two stalls, one at slipway jetty and another at IFR 2016 village in Visakhapatnam.

As a part of the various facilities organised for the participants of International Fleet Review 2016 (IFR-16), the Indian Navy in liaison with the Department of Posts extended the facility of ‘My Stamp’ at Visakhapatnam. New ‘My Stamp’ sheet on International Fleet Review depicting warship imprinted with ‘Indian Navy’ was released on 6th February at Visakhapatnam. My Stamp facility was made available at two ‘My Stamp’ stalls, one each at the IFR Village and hospitality centre (slipway jetty) and sheets were made available at the Special discounted price of Rs. 240.
  


Monday, February 08, 2016

New Direct IPs joining.

Circle Office has allotted the following direct IPs to Vijayawada and Hyderabad Regions and their postings are as shown below.

1. Sri Rahul Bhaadwaj  allotted to Vijayawada region and posted as IP(C&PG) % SSP Vijayawada Dn,

2. Sri Krishnachaitanya.O allotted to Vijayawada region and posted as IP(C&PG) % SSP Ongole Dn,

3. Sri Deepak Vohra allotted to Hyderabad region and posted as IP(C&PG) % SP Suryapet Dn.

IP/ASP Association welcomes the above officers to inspector cadre.

Govt. will allot 1.10 Lakh Crore in budget to implement 7th CPC and OROP : F.M.

Addressing the Consultative Committee attached to the Finance Ministry, he also said that India has a potential to grow at a much faster pace even as he exuded confidence that fiscal deficit target for the current financial year will be within target.

The 7th Pay Commission in November had recommended an increase in remuneration of about one crore government employees and pensioners, which are estimated to impose an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore in 2016-17. The new pay scales, subject to acceptance by the government, will come into effect on January 1, 2016.

39th All India Conference at Jaipur on 13th and 14th February 2016 .... Open session

It has been reported by Organizing Committee of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, Rajasthan Circle that open session of 39th All India Biennial Conference will be inaugurated by Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, Chief Postmaster General, Rajasthan Circle in the presence of Shri Dushyant Mudgal, Director Postal Services (HQ) Jaipur on 14th February 2016 at 13.00 hours. 

Organizing Committee will finalize the details of two days programme soon and reported to all concerned. AP Circle has already informed the  required information to Circle Secretary through email on bhupendraparashar@gmail.com.

It is once again requested all the office bearers and members to inform the any change in the programme  to C.S to day evening since  tickets booked as per the request of the members.

                                           Matter most urgent pl.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sack erring government officials who don't mend ways, PM tells secretaries

 NEW DELHI: In a stern message to government officials refusing to mend their ways despite repeated complaints, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked secretaries to carry out assessment of such employees and recommend action, including dismissal and slashing their pension. 
The PM also asked all central government departments, which have to extensively deal with the public, to set up a grievance-monitoring mechanism. 
The PM's warning came as he reviewed grievances relating to the excise and customs department during his monthly interaction with central government secretaries and chief secretaries of states through Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), a web-based interface, sources said. 
"Though he (the PM) specifically asked the excise and customs department to identify and take action against such officials, he said the message is for all secretaries and chief secretaries," a secretary level official told TOI.
 
 
The department of personnel and training (DoPT) rules specify the circumstances under which an a government officer can be "retired" in "public interest". Rule 56(J) of Fundamental Rules says, "Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, the appropriate authority shall, if it is of the opinion that it is in public interest to do so, have the absolute right to retire any government servant by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months' pay and allowances."
 
Employees attaining 55 years can be impacted under this rule.
 
Similarly, Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rule says, "At any time after a government servant has completed 30 years qualifying service, (a) he may retire from service or (b) he may be required by the appointing authority to retire in public interest, and in case of such retirement, the government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension."

 As per rules, the government can initiate disciplinary action against any employee for dereliction of duty, and his pension and other benefits can be withheld pending investigation. 
In an official release, the PMO said that taking strong exception to public complaints and grievances related to the customs and excise department, the PM asked for "strict action against responsible officials. He urged all secretaries whose departments have extensive public dealing, to set up a system for top-level monitoring of grievances immediately".

 Officials said though the Central Board of Excise and Customs said it had already been initiating steps to warn errant officials and installed CCTV cameras to keep tab on them, the PM observed that they must take quick action in such cases. 
Sources said Modi also asked top bureaucrats to work together and resolve prickly issues quickly and get out of the "government way of doing business" by passing files from one to another.
 
This was Modi's ninth such interaction through PRAGATI. 

Source :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Recommend Increase In Salary Of Junior And Mid Level Employees Empowered Committee On 7th CPC.

.New Delhi: Central government employees’ pay bill are unlikely to get increased salary from April under the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, as the central government might delay the hike by six months to evaluate the actual needs of employees, said finance ministry officials.


The economists advised the government to measure the possible impact of the salary increase on next year’s budget before implementing it, they said.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries led by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha may recommend raising salary of junior and middle level employees as employees associations are pressing hard for it.

The committee will submit its report to the finance minister after reviewing the commission’s suggestions, and holding discussions with government high-ups.

Wishing anonymity, a finance ministry official said the government would see whether there would be any wastage of public money in paying increased salary and allowances or any new conditions can be imposed in line with the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

The empowered committee would place a proposal before the cabinet after budget for delaying the implementation of increased salary of Central government employees, said the officials.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while introducing the Seventh Pay Commission report on November 19 said that the final decisions on the Seventh Pay Commission report took five and a half months.

The Seventh Pay Commission award bill is about Rs 1,02,000 crore, according to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that can be afforded.

A pay commission reviews the pay of government employees every 10 years and its recommendations are usually accepted with some modifications.

The Seventh Pay Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014, The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its 900-page final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19, recommending 23.55 per cent hike in salaries and allowances of Central government employees and pensioners.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The Seventh pay commission recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000 and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8

The Seventh Pay Commission suggested to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future.

Monday, January 25, 2016

India Post is going to announce about 20000 vacancies soon

Great news for all the government jobs aspirants as Indian Postal Circle is going to announce one of the biggest employment notifications very soon. The recruitment will be organized for selection of eligible staff for Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant posts on its official site www.indiapost.gov.in. Now all those qualified candidates are invited for 20000 upcoming job opening whose link will be soon available at their official site. This notification will bring good news for those entire aspirants who were looking for government jobs, 10th pass government jobs, 12th pass government jobs, post office jobs etc.

According to report, India post is going to hire candidates for Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant posts, Stenographers, Postman and Mail Guard, MTS, Postmaster Cadres, Hindi Typist, Inspector, Director Posts, etc. Aspirant must have completed their Matriculation or Intermediate from recognized board and diploma/ graduation/ bachelors or its equivalent in required discipline from recognized university or institute. The online application process will start from February 2016 and will going to end on March 2016.

India Post operates postal system in India. It was founded during British Empire i.e. 01st April, 1774 and operated under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt of India. But, on 31st March 2011 it was officially declared as the Indian Postal Service and currently has more than 154,866 post offices which are located across India. Main headquarter of post office is located in Sansad Marg, New Delhi.

India post is popular among candidates for providing various services such as Letter post, parcel service, EMS, deposit account, third-party logistics freight forwarding, delivery etc. India post is divided into 22 postal circles which is independently headed by chief postmaster general. Currently more than 4, 70,000 employees are working with Indian postal circle. India Post’s main objective is to provide all type of courier service at low cost than other private firm. For the date of official announcement keep going through their official website daily and stay tuned with us for more news related to latest government job vacancy.