Friday, May 27, 2016

Regarding pendency of previous FY NSC & KVP

From: Director (CBS) <>

Date: 26 May 2016 at 08:23

Subject: Re: Regarding pendency of previous FY NSC & KVP
Dear all SPOCs and Respected Heads of Circles

Kindly refer to trail mail. It has been found that in many post offices NSC and KVP of previous financial year are still pending for issue as these offices had not completed this work by 15.4.2016.

Now, Directorate, in consultation with Infosys Team has decided to provide one day window on 29.5.2016 (SUNDAY) for opening NSC/KVP accounts for the previous financial year for which cash or clearing has already been accounted for. For this, User has to select old NSC Scheme Code at the time of issue and printing as scheme code for new NSC has been changed. For KVP, there will be no issue. It has to be ensured that stock against old NSC scheme code is available in the system before issue. All these issues will be reflected in the reports of Monday. 

Please note that this solution will be stopped before start of operations on Monday and during this period, no NSC or KVP for the current financial year should be issued. Therefore, sufficient staff (User and Supervisor) should be called on Sunday based on pending work to complete this task.


CEPT Team will process the relevant patch and do required changes in configuration, once HSCOD for the Saturday is completed by all SOLs and revert the changes before 9 AM of Monday.

Parameter for back value date should also be changed from 30 Days (current setting) to 70 Days during this period so that pending NSC KVPs can be issued. This should also be reverted alongwith other parameters.

Infosys Team

Infosys Team should provide support on the Sunday for completion of this pending work and publish contact details of the support person.

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


The government today approved a proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian postal service, which will enable Department of Posts to meet the functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure.
“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian Postal Service,” an official statement said.
The review will enable the department to meet functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure both in the headquarters and in the field, it said.
It will also reduce the existing stagnation and improve the career prospects of Indian postal service officers.
The proposal will be implemented through measures that include creation of various posts at different levels.

However, there will be no change in overall number of posts in the cadre as some positions will be decreased.

“For undertaking the exercise, necessary consultations on the CRC recommendations with Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions have been duly completed. The Department of Expenditure have conveyed their ‘no objection’ to the proposal,” the statement added.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

President conveys his appreciation and admiration for India’s unparalleled postal network.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India held a meeting with Shri Ravishankar Prasad, Minister for Communications and IT at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 20th May 2016, in which the central topic of discussion was the ongoing transformation of the postal network. The President enquired about the modernisation project, and was happy to learn about how the induction of IT was making service delivery at post offices contemporary. He also used the occasion to convey his fondness and admiration for the postal network to the postal staff, through the Minister.

File photo of President Mukherjee with Minister Prasad at a stamp release function in October 2014.
Details of this interaction with the President were revealed by Shri Prasad himself, during his keynote address on 22nd May 2016, at the Conference of the Heads of Postal Circles at Hyderabad.

There have been a few other occasions in the past also when the Department has had the opportunity to benefit from President Mukherjee words of guidance and came in for praise from him. While inaugurating an international postal event at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan in 2013, he had commended the unparalleled network of the Post Office and advised that there is a huge scope for postal services to be engaged in e-commerce, and that it should capitallise on the rising demand for such business products. On that occasion, he had also highlighted the need to move with the times, and said that globalization and easier movement of workforce across nations have opened a great window of opportunity for the postal sector in parcel and money remittance businesses. Further, he had emphasised that worldwide, postal administrations enjoy the trust of people and advised that the Post Office must leverage this and other strengths to provide improved quality of service to the people.

Inauguration of the new building of the Rashtrapati Bhavan PO in July 2014. Photo courtesy:

It is no surprise then that hearing from the Minister about developments like the networking of post offices, postal savings coming on a CBS platform and the Post Office preparing to set up a Payments Bank would have been a matter of satisfaction for him. His sending a message a message to the postal staff through the Minister is a rare gesture, which is sure to inspire them to higher standards of service delivery.
The words of appreciation from the President represent the increasing significance of the Postal network in the national mainstream and in public perception. With it also comes a higher responsibility for the management and staff of India Post, the responsibility of living up to the expectations of the country’s First Citizen.


Friday, May 13, 2016

To seek Cabinet nod for India Post payment bank this month: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has moved a Cabinet note on India Post’s payment bank proposal and is likely to seek the approval of the Union Cabinet this month. India Post’s payment bank is slated for a March 2017 launch.

“The postal department’s payment bank will be a game changer for financial inclusion. Several international and national consortiums for third party services are keen to partner with us. Deutsche Bank, Citi Bank, Barclays, Templeton and all the banks of India and all mutual funds and insurance companies, except LIC, for third party delivery, are willing to partner,” Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad told The Indian Express.

The domestic players in the fray for partnering India Post include NABARD, HSBC, Allahabad Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Life Insurance, HDFC, PNB Metlife, ICICI Lombard, ICICI Prudential, and Bajaj Allianz, while the international ones, apart from Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Citi and Templeton, include Transport USA for renting solutions, Western Union, ClearSecurity and Japan’s Hitachi.

These companies have approached the postal department for partnering on banking products, banking solutions, consultancy, banking correspondents, physical security products, ATMs and digital payment services. In August 2015, the Reserve Bank of India had granted in-principle approval to 11 applicants to set up payments banks, including India Post.

On Wednesday, the officials of the postal department apprised Prasad of the situation on its payment bank. As a prerequisite, Prasad said: “I have noted that the personnel must be properly trained to use the infrastructure,” he said. He also said that the India Post was in process of modernising its infrastructure to suit the growing needs of its customers. He informed that the department had 913 automated teller machines (ATMs) currently, against only four in 2014.

As of date, Prasad said, 20,644 post offices were enabled with core-banking solutions (CBS), against 230 as of June 2014. CBS-enabled post offices allow customers to access their postal savings from any of the branches where the facility is available.

Implementation of CBS is part of the government’s plan for IT Modernisation Project of the Department of Posts, which aims to bring in various IT solutions with the required infrastructure to the post offices.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Our Postal Staff Achieved in UPSC / Civil Services Examination 2015

 Sri. B. Prakash ( B 0135573 ) working as Postal Assistant at Tallakulam HO under Madurai Division, TN Circle. In this recently declared results of UPSC CSE 2015. He has secured 906th rank in all India level.

All rayagada HO Staffs Congratulates to Sri. B. Prakash for bright future

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

11th MAY: National Technology Day

Posting order in officiating PS Group-B Cadre in Berhampur Region

The following ASP(s) promoted to PS Group-B Cadre on temporary and adhoc basis and allotted Berhampur Region are posted as mentioned below:-

Sl No
Name of Officer
Present place of posting
Posted on Adhoc basis
Raghunath Sahu
ASP(OD), Berhampur Division
SPOs, Kalahandi Division
Rajendra Ku. Pattnaik
ASP(I/C), Berhampur North Sub Division
ADPS-II, RO, Berhampur
Gopesh Dash
ASP(Staff), Berhampur Region
SPOs, Aska Division

Friday, May 6, 2016



Thursday, May 5, 2016



Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-April, 2016


            Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.

            In accordance with Supreme Court judgment dated 15.07.2014, results of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 1996 for Section Officer grade were revised by UPSC. Appellants, who were declared successful in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996, were included in SOSL 1996 by this Department. Later the benefit was extended to similarly placed SC/ST officers who were declared qualified in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996. On their inclusion in SOSL 1996, these officers have become eligible for consideration for promotion to the next grade (Under Secretary) on completion of eight years of approved service in SO grade i.e. they become eligible for consideration in USSL 2004 onwards subject to the size of the zone. A proposal for review of USSLs 2004 and 2005 has been forwarded to UPSC in which these officers have been included in the zone.

            This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB