Friday, October 30, 2015

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BSNL with DOP to facilitate the sale of its products across the country

BHUBANESWAR: BSNL has entered into an MoU with Department of Posts to facilitate the sale of its products at post offices across the country.

Under this agreement, India Post would distribute telecom services products including BSNL SIM cards, top-up and recharge vouchers to consumers.

From Odisha perspective, 9500 postal outlets have been identified in the State for the commercial sale of BSNL products. Out of this, 6900 post offices are in rural areas, Chief Post Master General Tilak De said here on Thursday.

The services would start from November 1 at the post offices in undivided Cuttack district and the State-owned telecom and Internet service provider targets to reach out to all other districts by the end of this year, BSNL Odisha CGM, Bijayananda Mishra said while launching the service.

“The primary agenda of the set up is to increase our customer base, maximise accessibility and provide better customer services to BSNL users,” Mishra added.

On the occasion, a Technology Centre was inaugurated at BSNL Bhawan at Ashok Nagar. The centre would showcase various technologies and services offered by BSNL and customers can purchase mobile connections, data cards, WiMAX connections and DSL Modems.

An express service counter at the centre would enable SIM activation within a few hours, sources said.
A Telecom Museum at Regional Telecom Training Centre in Vani Vihar was also unveiled. The museum would house old and obsolete technologies which reflect the journey of the telecom industry during the last 100 years.

Seventh Pay Commission is expected to bestow to Central Govt. Employees


As public servants get ready to enjoy the New Year’s blessing that the Seventh Pay Commission is expected to bestow, it may be a time for the rest of us to look this gift horse in the mouth. The Fourteenth Finance Commission estimates the cost of the Sixth Pay Commission at over Rs. 90,000 crore annually, since pay and allowances of Union government employees more than doubled between 2007-08 and 2011-12. Compare this to the estimates in the economic survey for the year 2011-12, about Rs. 70,000 crore each for food subsidy, fertilizer and petroleum subsidy and less than Rs. 40,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Simply put, the additional Central government expenditure due to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission was over 40 per cent of the major subsidies. If we take into account the costs to the State governments, the tab for Sixth Pay Commission largesse is probably equivalent to all the subsidies provided by the Central government.

Sonalde DesaiAs we brace for another Pay Commission-mandated salary hike, the question to ask is not whether the government can afford it but if it is the best use of government resources. Government employees receive Dearness Allowance (DA) annually to compensate for inflation; they also receive an annual performance appraisal for promotions, which brings with it salary increases. So the decadal salary increases under the Central Pay Commission (CPC) are meant to address inequities in salaries across different parts of the government, across ranks as well as between the public sector and private sector. It is the latter that has provided the greatest justification for salary increases granted under CPC in the past.

False premise

Dizzying salary packages reported for new Indian Institute of Management graduates or Indian Institute of Technology graduates funnel a sense of discontent among public sector employees since it is hard to imagine any 25-year-old government servant receiving a package of Rs. 40 lakh per annum. This smoke and mirrors strategy masks several observations made by the Sixth Pay Commission. First, it noted that the contention of vast disparities between private sector and government employees was not borne out by data. The CPC found that compensation to Group C and D employees in government was higher than that in the private sector; for Group B it was similar and only for Group A was it lower. Group A employees form less than 5 per cent of the total Central government workforce; Group C and D are about 90 per cent. Second, it noted that a government job offers many other benefits not available in the private sector and the fear of flight away from public service towards the private sector is overblown.

“The Fourteenth Finance Commission estimates the cost of the Sixth Pay Commission at over Rs. 90,000 crore annually.”In spite of these observations, the ultimate recommendations of the Sixth CPC led to substantial increases in the salary and allowance of all public servants, first in the Central service and later on in State governments. A comparison of incomes between private sector employees and government employees using data from India Human Development Surveys (IHDS) of 2004-05 and 2011-12 is instructive in understanding the consequences of the last CPC. These surveys of over 40,000 households were jointly organised by the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The graphic shows monthly salaries for men aged 25-59 in 2011-12. Many women work part time as anganwadi workers and ASHA workers and hence are excluded from this comparison, but their inclusion will not change the fundamental results.

The results show that at every single level of education, government workers are paid more than private sector workers and more importantly, the public service advantage has increased rather than decreased after the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. A driver in government service earns far more than one in private service, but so does an engineer. This comparison does not include the other benefits government service provides including PF contributions, housing benefits, health insurance and, frequently, admission of children to coveted Kendriya Vidyalayas.
One might say that the problem is not global but is concentrated in highly skilled positions. Individuals who are highly skilled may be more likely to choose the private sector. Here only the Union Public Service Commission can tell us if the qualification of the entering cohort of the Indian Administrative Service officers is declining, but at a slightly lower stratospheric level, we see no such evidence. The IHDS shows that among college graduates with a first class degree, government service still seems to be preferred. In 2004-05, among the male college graduates employed in public service, 37 per cent had a first division; this proportion had increased to 39 per cent by 2011-12. This is not to say that skill upgradation is not taking place in the private sector, where the proportion of first class degree holders among graduates has increased from 28 per cent to 35 per cent, but these figures do not suggest that government services are suffering on an average; just that the more qualified individuals are seeking salaried work and moving away from farming and small businesses benefitting both government service and the private sector.

“One might say that the problem is not global but is concentrated in highly skilled positions.”That salary increases will be bestowed by the Seventh CPC is a given. Whether it will address the real challenge, lower wages for Group A officers compared to the private sector, and recognise the public service advantage for the rest of the employees remains questionable. Let us hope that the Seventh CPC will address the challenge of government salaries with a scalpel rather than an axe.

(Sonalde Desai is senior fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research and Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. Views are personal.)

7th pay commission is expected soon, reduction in pay bands on the cards

7th pay commission is expected soon, reduction in pay bands on the cards, Please read this news paper report published in Hindi Daily:-

Source: govemployees.in

Government to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds through Post Office

Government to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds with effect from 26th November, 2015; Bonds to be sold through banks and designated post offices

Government of India, in consultation with Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds. The Bonds will be issued on November 26, 2015. Applications for the bond will be accepted from November 05, 2015 to November 20, 2015. The Bonds will be sold through banks and designated post offices as may be notified. The borrowing through issuance of the Bond will form part of market borrowing programme of Government of India.

It may be recalled that the Finance Minister had announced in Union Budget 2015-16 about developing a financial asset, Sovereign Gold Bond, as an alternative to purchasing metal gold.


The major features of the Bond are given below:

Sl. No.
Item
Details
1
Product name
Sovereign Gold Bond
2
Issuance
To be issued by Reserve Bank India on behalf of the Government of India.
3
Eligibility
The Bonds will be restricted for sale to resident Indian entities including individuals, HUFs, trusts, Universities, charitable institutions.
4
Denomination
The Bonds will be denominated in multiples of gram(s) of gold with a basic unit of 1 gram.
5
Tenor
The tenor of the Bond will be for a period of 8 years with exit option from 5th year to be exercised on the interest payment dates.
6
Minimum size
Minimum permissible investment will be 2 units (i.e. 2 grams of gold).
7
Maximum limit
The maximum amount subscribed by an entity will not be more than 500 grams per person per fiscal year (April-March). A self-declaration to this effect will be obtained.
8
Joint holder
In case of joint holding, the investment limit of 500 grams will be applied to the first applicant only.
9
Frequency
The Bonds will be issued in tranches. Each tranche will be kept open for a period to be notified. The issuance date will also be specified in the notification.
10
Issue price
Price of Bond will be fixed in Indian Rupees on the basis of the previous week’s (Monday–Friday) simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd. (IBJA).
11
Payment option
Payment for the Bonds will be through electronic funds transfer/cash payment/ cheque/ demand draft.
12
Issuance form
Government of India Stock under GS Act, 2006. The investors will be issued a Stock/Holding Certificate. The Bonds are eligible for conversion into demat form.
13
Redemption price
The redemption price will be in Indian Rupees based on previous week’s (Monday-Friday) simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity published by IBJA.
14
Sales channel
Bonds will be sold through banks and designated Post Offices, as may be notified, either directly or through agents.
15
Interest rate
The investors will be compensated at a fixed rate of 2.75 per cent per annum payable semi-annually on the initial value of investment.
16
Collateral
Bonds can be used as collateral for loans. The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is to be set equal to ordinary gold loan mandated by the Reserve Bank from time to time.
17
KYC Documentation
Know-your-customer (KYC) norms will be the same as that for purchase of physical gold. KYC documents such as Voter ID, Aadhaar card/PAN or TAN /Passport will be required.
18
Tax treatment
The interest on Gold Bonds shall be taxable as per the provision of Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) and the capital gains tax shall also remain same as in the case of physical gold.
19
Tradability
Bonds will be tradable on exchanges/NDS-OM from a date to be notified by RBI.
20
SLR eligibility
The Bonds will be eligible for Statutory Liquidity Ratio.
21
Commission
Commission for distribution shall be paid at the rate of 1% of the subscription amount.

PPF Bulk Upload Procedure in DOP Finacle

PPF Bulk Upload using BCP Menu in CBS Offices

For uploading the account numbers and amount deposited, a .txt file is to be created. For this purpose, data has to be entered in a template of an excel file (sample given in the next column) for creating the txt file in required format.
In the Excel sheet, do the following as shown below ( screenshots included)

1. Select the Type as “PPF” from the list.
2. Column1 is for account numbers, column 2 for Transaction Amount.
3. After Clicking on Generate File, the generated file name will be 
The Bulk cash upload can be done through CPBTM menu. In CPBTM menu using browse button select the txt file made in the step. Then click on Upload. The reports will be shown in HPR menu.

Step 1 : Invoke Menu CPBTM and browse the generated file.
Step 2 : CPBTM menu result page to know the status.
Step 3 : Invoke HPR menu – to view reports generated by CPBTM upload.

RD Bulk Upload Procedure in DOP Finacle

BCP - RD Accounts Bulk Upload in CBS Offices

For uploading the account numbers and amount deposited, a .txt file is to be created. For this purpose, data has to be entered in a template of an excel file (sample given in the next column) for creating the txt file in required format.
In the Excel sheet, do the following as shown below ( screenshots included)

1. Select the Type as “RD” from the list.
2. Column1 is for account numbers, column 2 for Transaction Amount.
3. After Clicking on Generate File, the generated file name will be 


The Bulk cash upload can be done through CBTM menu. In CBTM menu using browse button select the txt file made in the step. Then click on Upload. The reports will be shown in HPR menu.

Step 1, 2 :Invoke menu CBTM menu, clicked on browse button to select the TXT file to upload.
Step 3: CBTM result page will shown the result of uploaded status.
Step 4 : Invoke HPR menu – to view reports generated by CBTM upload.

SB Accounts Bulk Transaction Upload in DOP Finacle

SB Bulk transaction Upload in DOP Finacle  

For uploading the account numbers and amount deposited, a .txt file is to be created. For this purpose, data has to be entered in a template of an excel file (sample given in the next column) for creating the txt file in required format.
In the Excel sheet, do the following as shown below ( screenshots included)

  1. Select the Type as “SB” from the list.
  2. Column1 is for account numbers, column 2 for Transaction Amount.
  3. After Clicking on Generate File, the generated file name will be 

The Bulk data (.txt file) upload can be done through CSBTM menu. In CSBTM menu using browse button select the txt file made in the above step. Then click on Upload. The reports of success or failure will be shown in HPR menu.
Step 1 : Invoke Menu CSBTM
Step 2 : Click on Browse and Select the text file from D/.
Step 3 : Click on Upload and See the Result page os CSBTM
Step 4 : Invoke HPR to view failure reports in the above upload.

Accounts 7.9.3 Pay Drawal Error and Solution

Column Name does not match with definition error and solution

While draw monthly Pay bills on Accounts module it shows an error message as 
Column Name or Number of supplied values does not match table definition

Solution

  • Take Backup of Accounts database.
  • Download attached exls from PoTools which is provided by CEPT.
  • Execute acounts_first_29102015.exl then acounts29102015.exl 
  • Redraw the bill with latest accounts exe


BCP Document v2.0 for Agent List Preparation

BCP Document v2.0 Download

Instructions to be followed while updating this excel
  1. Select the Account Number's Type - PPF/RD/SB 
  2. Enter the List of Account numbers 
  3. Enter the Transaction amount in INR. For each account respectively 
  4. Once all details are entered click on Generate file.

Download template for BCP Doc for Agent List Preparation :

Accepting of MPKBY Agent RD Transactions through BCP Menu

CBS Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Documents

What is BCP?

BCP is an alternative to accept some transactions from the customers when Finacle Application will not be accessible in all CBS Post Offices. 

When BCP is to be invoked?

BCP will be invoked through an order issued by F.S. Division of Postal Directorate to CEPT Team to enable special BCP Menus.

LIST OF transactions which can be accepted during BCP

Following type of transactions can be accepted during BCP:-

(1) Deposits in Savings Account.
(2) Deposits in RD Account opened and operated directly (not through MPKBY Agents)
(3) Deposits in PPF Accounts.

Procedure for accepting transactions during BCP:-

  • When mail is received from CEPT Team/Circle SPOC regarding use of BCP, deposit transactions by cash are to be accepted in Savings Accounts, RD Accounts (other than opened by MPKBY Agents) and PPF Accounts standing in the same post office (no Intersol transaction). 
  • On the Deposit Form (Pay-in-Slip), customer should be asked to write his/her mobile number or landline Number and last balance. 
  • While accepting cash, no entry should be made in Passbook but counterfoil of Deposit Form should be given to customer duly date stamped and signed by PA. 
  • Account number and amount deposited should be entered in Excel Format attached with this mail and also given in below. 
  • In the Excel sheet, scheme can be selected either as SB or Rd or PPF. After completion of data entry of transactions, print out of the excel file should be taken. 
  • When Finacle Access is restored or counter hours are over, click on “Generate File” in the excel format. 
  • It will create a .txt file showing scheme type i.e SB or RD or PPF, date in DDMMYY format and total amount of transactions in D/. 
  • After this step, while browsing in the relevant menu, this file should be uploaded in the relevant menu as shown in the below screen shots. It is to ensured that only that day's file is uploaded by confirming date and total amount from the file name. 
  • Supervisor has to verify these transactions by using menu HTV. 
  • After verification, these transactions would appear in relevant LOT and consolidation. 
  • Report of success and rejected records can be seen from reports in HPR. If any transaction is rejected during upload, Deposit Slip of that transaction should be kept separately and customer should be contacted over phone (phone number written on the deposit slip). 
  • Cash of these transactions should be kept out of account alongwith vouchers. 
  • As and when customer comes, corrections should be got done in the Deposit Slip and transaction along with cash should be accounted for in Finacle.

Negative List Revised Version dated 18/09/2015

Negative List Updation Patch - Updated upto 18/09/2015

This patch file updates the negative list available in Sanchay Post software. To confirm updation, use the "Database Discrepancies >> NSC >> Details of Negative List Updation" option available in DBAnalyzer software.


The file 'NL_20160530.exe' should be copied to DBAnalyzer folder and executed after completion of day's transactions. This will update the negative list upto 30/06/2015 in Sanchay Post.

In addition to Negative List, updations relating to PINCODE details are also done in the database. Hence, execution of this patch will take longer than the usual updation time. System Administrators should ensure that the server is not switched off till successful execution of the patch.

To confirm updation, use 'DBAnalyzer >> Database Discrepancies >> NSC >> Details of negative list updation' option.

Procedure of PMJJBY and PMSBY in DOP Finacle - CPMY

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) for CBS offices in DOP Finacle
  • Make sure that all the details in CIF(date of birth,gender,phone number and email address,address etc..,) are modified and signature is available to the customer ( check the signature status in the menu IES ) before invoking the menu CPMY
  • Note that customer date of birth,gender, Nominee name and nominee relation are mandatory for this scheme




Operating procedure in Finacle

The menu option used is CPMY--  
Invoke the menu CPMY then the system will show the below screen





Then select the function as "ADD", enter the account id (SB account number of the customer ) and select the PM Yojana scheme as shown in the below figure.





Then click on GO then the system will show the following details of the customer as shown in the below screen shot.





  1. Click on validate then the system will show if any fileds are missing then correct the missing details and submit.
  2. Verify using the same menu in the supervisor login.
  3. Once verified then the system will automatically deduct the amount ( Rs 330 for PMJJBY and Rs 12 for PMSBY) and the system will credit the same amount into Sansad Marg HO (11000100) office account. 
  4. Click on the following links to view: 


Pradhan Mantri JeevanJyoti Bima Yojna(PMJJBY)





Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna(PMSBY)






Just for Info : CEPT FTP Access Limited

CEPT FTP Access Limited to Post Office

To avoid unauthorized access and for security purpose, FTP CEPT has been limited to Post Office. Almost all the Post Offices were migrated with Sify Network so that CEPT Mysore had limited access of FTP to Post Office User. 
Official FTP Address

ftp://cept.gov.in
Other than Sify User could not access the FTP, CEPT

Version Regeneration Message for Speed Net 4.3

Upgradation of Speed Net 4.3 done successfully for client and server. But in Speed Net MIS-up gradation status it is showing as only client is done.The same is found even after running the version updater script.

Solution

  • Take Backup of POSPCC database.
  • Execute the Speed Net version regeneration script to update the version information.

MM 7.9.3 Upgradation Error and Solution

Speed Net 4.3 Common Error and Solution

NIC PLI Script Level Error and Solution

NIC PLI Script Execution error
[Invalid column name 'FYST'.Invalid column name 'ReST'.Invalid column name 'FYST'.Invalid column name 'ReST'.] 
 Schedule Script error
Script Execution Error : While executing statement > Modifications for policystatus,Loanst added by KR for PLI validation
Apply the below solution only if you are facing the exact error message of the above

Solution


  1. Close application using schedule and nicpli 
  2. Take db back up of schedule and nicpli 
  3. Unrar the file attached and run the scripts.
  4. Run nicpli script first and then schedule script.

MO compilation 7.9.3 Error and Solution

MO Compilation 7.9.3 No work was done

"Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done"

Solution 

  • check in services whether DTC is running. 
Start---> Run ---> Services.msc---> Distributed Transaction Coordinator is running

eMO Authorization problem in v7.9.3 while Upgrade

eMO not authorized in v7.9.3 Booked in v7.9.2

Issues Noticed:
After upgrading to MM 7.9.3 unable to authorize and transmit emos booked in Point of Sale v7.9.2
Note: All the eMOs Should be authorized before upgradation 

Follow the below procedure to Authorize eMO

  1. Take backup of eMO database.
  2. Please execute the attached solution and try to authorise the eMO. 
  3. Once after authorizing all the eMOs please do not forget to upgrade to 7.9.3

Rajasthan announces bonus to 6 lakh state employees, Order issued

Jaipur, Oct 29 (PTI) Rajasthan government today announce DA cash bonus to its six lakh employees on the occasion of Deepawali next month, an official spokesperson said.

Barring the gazetted officer, the bonus would be paid to all six lakh employees whose pay grade is at Rs 4800 or less than this, and it would be assessed on 30 days of incentive(bonus), the spokesperson said.

The maximum limit of bonus would be not more than Rs 3500.

This bonus would be paid to employees of panchayat samiti, zila parishad and workcharge employees.

This decision would put an extra financial burden of Rs 203.22 crore on the state exchequer, the spokesperson added.

7th CPC – Modifications in LTC – Expectations.

Everyone knows that Central Government Employees are entitled to avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC) once in two years to visit home town and once in four years to visit any places in India. The employees are reimbursed full expenses for transport from the work station to the place to be visited and back.

Before the sixth CPC was implemented, availing of LTC by the employees was less in number all over India. In order to encourage employees to avail LTC, the Central Government made some impressive modifications in the rules, which saw a huge increase in the percentage of employees going for it. The employees were allowed to travel by air to Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern States and it continued till June 2015. The modification in the rules that was brought in was the travelling expenses were given in packages depending upon employee’s designation. These visits by the employees saw a huge growth in tourism in these states. It turned out to be a great opportunity for the employees to travel to these places, to know different people, their culture and so on. But for unknown reason, the central government did not extend the orders beyond June 2015.

Home Town LTC:

Is it possible to make changes in the Permanent Address of a Central Government Employee? 

Those Central Government Employees having their Hometown on the outskirts of their work places, are automatically ineligible for availing LTC Hometown. But they are eligible for the LTC for visiting any other places in India. For the benefit of those employees, in exceptional cases, the CCS Rules (LTC) – Change of Hometown – allows an employee to change the Permanent Address only once in their whole service. The employee can apply for this, through their respective head of sections with detailed documents. A male employee can choose the native place of his wife or vice versa or any other closed relation’s address. Care should be taken while applying for the changes, as the rule allows only once in their whole service. After the changes in the permanent address, the employee can apply for the LTC showing the new address.

Expecting new changes in 7th CPC for availing LTC

Central Government Employees should be allowed to avail LTC Home Town once in a year and All India LTC once in three years which can bring huge changes in the department of tourism in India. It can motivate the employees to travel, visit different places, to know different people and their working conditions etc. Air travelling should be allowed to all other places in India and can be extended to other neighbouring countries also.

Let us wait and see for the recommendations…!

Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries w.e.f 01.07.2015

F.No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
***********
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 28th Oct, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.07.2015.
In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 26th May, 2015, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f 1.7.2015 to the following:
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/ p.m w.e.f 01.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June, 2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 234% w.e.f 1.7.2015.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 226% w.e.f. 1.7.2015.
(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs 645 p.m w.e.f 04th June, 2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June, 2013.
(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-.
2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.
3. This issues as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25.05.2015 and OM No. 1(3)/2008-E.II(B) dated 01.10.2015.
4. Hindi version will follow.
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Gazette Notifications of Government of India will Henceforth be Only E-Published

Gazette Notifications of Government of India will Henceforth be Only E-Published as they are 
It had been decided to switch to exclusive e-publishing of all Gazette Notifications of Government of India with effect from 1st October, 2015. It has been decided that the physical printing and sale of hard copies of Gazette by the Government shall completely cease.  This measure is in line with provisions of Section 8 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

The Gazette of India will now be only e-published by uploading on the official website 
www.egazette.nic.in
The users may download the e-gazette so published from above mentioned Official website free of charge. 

The Department of Publication under the Ministry of Urban Development shall continue to maintain the record of such notifications and make them available for reference, whenever required.