Thursday, July 2, 2015

          The Department of Posts, which forms a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, is responsible for the planning, development, expansion of operation and maintenance of Postal Services in the country.  It also discharges certain agency functions in respect of Savings Bank and other Small Savings Schemes, collection of customs duty on Postal articles and disbursement of pension to Military and Railway pensioners, Family pension to Industrial Employees of Coal Mines etc. 

            The Department administers Postal Life Insurance for the benefit of Postal, Telecom and other Central Govt. Employees and Employees of State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Nationalized Banks and Local bodies etc. Planning and Policy-making at Headquarters. The Postal Services Board is the apex management body of the Department, comprising the Chairman (who is also the Secretary, Department of Posts and Director General) and six Members.  The six members of the Board hold functional portfolios of Operations, Personnel,   PLI, HRD, Technology and Planning.  The Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor to the Department is a permanent invitee to the Board.  The Secretary, Postal Services Board, assists the Board.  Deputy Directors General, Directors and Assistant Directors General provide necessary support to the Board at the Headquarters. 

            Postal Circles For providing postal services, the whole country has been divided  in to 22 Postal circles extending postal services to 30 States and 6 UTs. Each circle is co-terminus with a State except (i) the North Eastern Circle, which comprises six North Eastern States, (ii) Maharashtra circle which includes Goa, (iii) West Bengal Circle includes Sikkim and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, (iv) Kerala circle includes the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and Mahe District of Puducherry (UT), (v) Punjab Circle includes the Union Territory of Chandigarh, (vi) Gujarat circle includes Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT), (vii) Andhra Pradesh Circle includes  Telangana State and (viii) Tamil Nadu Circle includes Union Territory of Puducherry ( Except Mahe District).

             The Chief Postmaster General heads each Circle.  Each Circle is divided into Regions comprising groups of field units, called Divisions (Postal / RMS Divisions).  Each Region is headed by a Postmaster General.  In the Circles , DAP and Regions, there are other functional supporting logistics units like Circle Stamp Depots,  Postal Store Depots and Mail Motor Service.  

            Army Postal Services Over and above these 22 Circles, the communication needs of the armed forces are catered to by the Base Circle.  Base Circle is headed by the Additional Director General, Army Postal Service.  The officer cadre of Army Postal Services is drawn on deputation from the Indian Postal Service.  75 % of the other ranks of the Army Postal Service are drawn from the Department of Posts and the remaining personnel are recruited by the Army. 

            Operational Units:-There are 21 GPOs presently functioning in the country. They are:  Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh Circle), Guwahati (Assam Circle), Patna(Bihar), Delhi (Delhi), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh),Sri Nagar (Jammu& Kashmir), Ranchi (Jharkhand),Bangalore (Karnataka),Thiruvanantapuram (Kerala), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh),Mumbai (Maharashtra),Shillong(North East),Bhubaneswar Orissa), Chandigarh(Punjab), Jaipur (Rajasthan),Chennai(Tamil Nadu), Dehradun (Uttrakhand), Lucknow Uttar Pradesh) and Kolkata (West Bengal Circle).

             Kausik chennai: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA), Ghaziabad is the Apex Training Institution and caters to the training needs of the managerial cadres of India Post. It conducts induction training of Indian Postal Service officers and mid-carrier training programmes for Indian Postal Service officers. It also conducts Induction Training for Gr.`B‟ officers besides some specialized need based training's on technology, Marketing and other fields of importance.  

            There are six Postal Training Centers at Darbhanga, Guwahati, Madurai, Mysore, Saharanpur and Vadodra. These Training Centres cater to the training needs of Inspectorial cadre (Inspector Posts/Assistant Superintendents of Posts) and all Gr. `C‟ employees (Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. They also conduct induction training for the Inspector Posts and for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants. 

            383 Workplace Training Centres (WTCs) in circles are operational.  These WTCs cater to the training needs of various categories of staff near their work place.

            There are also 5 Zonal Training Centres (ZTCs) which cater to training needs of the Postal Accounts Personnel. Engineering wing comprising of Architectural, Civil and Electrical Engineering disciplines is entrusted with design and construction of all Major  & Minor building projects and maintenance of buildings in the Department.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1)The rate of DA from July 2015 will have an increase of 6 percent.
2)Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave. Click here fordetails -

 Notifying of Holiday Homes at Rameswaram and Puducherry in Tamil Nadu Circle.  (Click the link below for details)

 Medical fee payable to Doctots for examining the PLI proponents (Click the link below for details)

 Instructions on recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) - reg' (Click the link below for details)

Results of the Examination for promotion of LGOs to the cadre of PAs/SAs held on 23.11.2014 - Karnataka Circle (Click the link below for details)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities ...

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1)Rajan did not imply world economy slipping into new Great Depression, RBI clarifies  
2)Swachh Bharat: 175 km railway tracks to be free of human waste from October 2 
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Expenses on Purchase of hearing AIDS under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHS
4)Cheque is not clear error in RD Bulk posting in Finacle

5)Loan Condition on PLI

Monday, June 29, 2015

nw1 Provisional Selction list of candidates for DR of Drivers
4)Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas 
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1)Income Tax Exemption for Sukanya Samriddhi Account under Section 80 C of Income Tax Act up to Rs.1,50,000/-
2)Government servants to strictly observe punctuality in attendance – PIB

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New empanelment w.e.f. 24.06.2015 under CGHS Delhi/NCR CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

RBI may give payment bank licence to postal department in August: Ravi Shankar Prasad CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/ET NEWS

Revision of rate and Guideline for Reimbursement of Expenses on Purchase of hearing AIDS under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHSCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Why India Post could become e-commerce’s most potent delivery partner CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Friday, June 26, 2015

Last date for submission of authorization letters to the Division head. has been extended by the Department of Posts upto 06/08/2015.
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2)7th Pay Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. The work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway.
3)Training Calendar for the 2nd quarter of 2015-16 (July 15 to September 15) of PTC Saharanpur(Click the  below link for details)
4)How to Check Active Network Connection (net stat)

5)Access Google Drive in AD Joined Machine

6)Change Keyboard Layout in Windows 

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Clarification on Inter-pool exchange between General Pool Residential Accommodation and Departmental Pool

Revised Special Licence Fees for various types of General Pool Govt. Accommodations CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS