Friday, October 14, 2016

India Post Recruits 3281 Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant through SSC (10+2) Examination, 2016

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published Advertisement for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Exam : Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016
Posts :
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
Data Entry Operator (DEO)
Court Clerks
Total No. of Posts : Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively.

Educational Qualification : Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age Limit : 18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and
not later than 01-01-1999).

Application Fees : Mode of payment of fee payable Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).
Candidates may note that online application will be accepted at only.
Fee paid in respect of online application through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit
and debit cards will be accepted.

Scheme of Examination : The examination will consist of a Computer-based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court

How to Apply : Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.

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Important Dates :
Last Date to Apply Online : 07-11-2016
Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 07-01-2017 , 05-02-2017
Date of Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): 09-04-2017


National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail:
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website:

No.PF-67-11/2016 Dated : 14th October ,2016

Shri. B. V. Sudhakar
Department of Posts
DakBhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Implementation of CSI roll out in Karnataka Circe – regarding.

It is learnt that the Department is proposing to implement CSI roll out in a few divisions in Karnataka Circle before December 2016. In this connection I would like to intimate that the CSI Pilot roll out in Mysore division is not working smoothly as several problems are yet to be set right.

Around 15 problems are still existing in Mysore division which are furnished below for your kind notice.

1. POS-pin code directory not updated resulting in delay.
2. Speed Post amount not rounded off to rupee in bulk booking.
3. Details of declaration every time is to fed in bulk foreign article.
4. Post box updation not happening immediately and amount not included in pod cash.
5. Redirected emos not allowed to issue to postman.
6. Data not recd for BPCODs.
7. Cancelled emos also comes for payment.
8. Sale of some new stamps not happening in SAP.
9. Not allow to rebook proof of delivery of speed articles booked by high court New Delhi for which amount for rebooking pod collected in advance while booking speed post articles.
10. IVPS-not allows to close single bag to redirected/Rtd to sender regd articles, many bags with 2/3 articles to be closed.
11. Cod redirection not provided.
12. dpms-fetching not happening RMS not switched on to CSI.
13. PLI collection inclusion automatically not happening. Done thr’o voucher posting.
14. Tracking of articles not happening in India post web
15. In addition to these many problems not resolved in SAP which is a hard nut to crack which designed for software professionals.

Since the CSI pilot roll out in Mysore division is not working satisfactorily, the business in the division has also come down resulting in loss of revenue to the department.

I earnestly request you not to implement the project in other divisions till such time all the issues are set right in Mysore division. The implementation of the roll out may kindly be deferred in the interest of department and staff. We have no objection for implementing the project once all the problems noticed are set right. A line in reply on the nature of action taken may kindly be intimated.

With regards
Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to: -Com. Janakiraman, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’, Karnataka Circle

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Nonpayment of revised salary as per 7 CPC to GDS who worked as postmen/MTS in leave Vacancies/ vacant posts

Com. R.N Parashar
Secreatary General NFPE
New Delhi

Respected com,

Sub: Nonpayment of revised salary as per 7 CPC to GDS who worked as postmen/MTS in leave Vacancies/ vacant posts- Reg
7th cpc new pay scales has been implemented wef 1-1-2016. GDS officials who worked in postmen/MTS leave vacancies/vacant posts have to be paid new salaries wef 1-1-2006. Postal Authorities are telling orders are to be received from directorate, as in the case of 6th CPC (DG(P) memo no. 1-20/2008-pcc dated 27-03-2009) copy enclosed.

Kindly take up the issue with appropriate and see that the orders are received in order to pay difference of arrears paid to GDS who worked as substitutes wef 1-1-2016
Yours comradely
K Sudhakar
Divisional Secretary P3

Place: Gudur

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Windows 10 System Requirements

Here is the PC hardware you will need to run Windows 10 when this new operating system upgrade arrives in late July. This list includes basic system requirements plus additional hardware that is required for certain features.
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To upgrade you will need “the latest version either Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 with Update 2.
Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor or SoC (system on a chip). 64-bit versions of Windows 10 require a processor that supports CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF capabilities.

RAM: 1 GB for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit or 20 GB for 64-bit

Graphics: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver. Some games and apps might require DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance.

Display: 1024 x 600. The number of applications that can be snapped depends upon the minimum resolution for each application.

Touch: A tablet or a monitor that supports multi-touch. You can learn more here.

Internet access

Microsoft account: Required for some features.



SENIORITY – Consolidated orders



Testimony to the history of settlers

Witness to past:The single-room post office has seen the changes in the settlement town of Thopramkudy, near Kattappana in Idukki. 


A single-room ED (extra departmental) post office stands testimony to the early years of settlement in the High Ranges here. Thopramkudy, which derived its name from Thombran, a chieftain of the Mannan tribe, is now known for the largest volume of vegetable business under the Swayasraya Karshaka Vipani of Vegetables and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK).

Though the town witnessed fast development, the post office, which was the main link of communication in the early period of settlement, has undergone very little change except from a grass-thatched roof to the asbestos sheet. The post office functions on two cents of land donated by an early settler. It was the place where the local people reached to collect the occasional letters from their relatives. At a time when Thopramkudy was cut off from the plains and there were no bus services, the post office bridged the gap. Though there is no mention of the exact date of its launch, it was the local people who made the structure and donated it for the post office. “Thopramkudy’s history is incomplete without mentioning the post office,” says Vinayachandran Palackel, who has studied the ethno-religious aspect of local history.

Strong bond

In the early days, the postal letters formed a strong bond between settlers and their relatives from the place of their origin,” he said adding that there was collective sharing of the information received through the letters. The news of death or birth could reach here only after a week and the post office kindled the ethnic-bond here , he added.

Anandavalliyamma Muralidharan, who has been the post-master for 33 years, said it was set up nearly half-a-century back.

She was the second postmaster and knows about its history from the settlers. The post office now functions till noon though it handles a good volume of postage items.
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To take weather reports to farmers, Meteorological Department turns to postmen

Pune | October 13, 2016

India Meteorological Department, Meteorological Department, India Meteorological Department postman job, Agricultural Meteorology Division, AgriMet, IMD, weather reports, farmers, India news.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has a new job for postmen. Looking to collect and deliver weather information to remote villages, the IMD’s Agricultural Meteorology Division, or AgriMet, wants them to step in and help.

“The postman will be given a template form when he goes to a village. It will have basic questions, like cropping pattern of the village, land usage, etc. He has to fill the form and get phone numbers of some farmers,” Dr Nabansu Chattopadhyay, deputy director general at AgriMet, said.

The postal department will feed this information to their servers, and IMD officials will then access it to churn out circle-level, custom-made weather and crop forecast.

Chattopadhyay said the decision to rope in the Postal Department was taken during a brainstorming session last month on how to disseminate AgriMet advisories to farmers.

“Timely and precise weather-based advisories are invaluable for farmers to plan their crop cycle. Through the Kisan portal and other services, we have managed to reach 19 million farmers. But we aim to reach all 90 million farmers in India with custom-made weather and crop advisories,” he said.

Chattopadhyay said that in places where even mobile network does not exist, a postman could make all the difference.

The IMD also plans to mount LED screens at village post offices, where weather and crop information would be shown through the day. “All the screens will be connected to the remote server, and information collected by postmen will be used to churn out the advisories,” Chattopadhyay said.

At the moment, five villages — in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh — have been selected for the trial run of the project, and a budget is being worked out.
According to Chattopadhyay, of the 1,54,239 post offices in India, 1,39,222 are in rural areas.
Referring to an economic impact analysis study by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, Chattopadhyay said that at least 25 per cent of the farmers who relied on AgriMet reported an increase in their net income. “The service has the potential of generating net economic benefit of up to Rs 3.3 lakh crore when such advisories are fully utilised by all 90 million farmers,” he said.

Apart from the postal department, AgriMet plans to use services such as farmer’s cooperatives and agricultural produce market committees to ensure their advisories reach all corners.

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7th Pay commission Allowances meeting postponed to 25th October 2016

7th Pay commission Allowances meeting postponed to 25th October 2016

Shri. M.Krishnan,Secretary General, Confederation of central Government Employees and Workers, has informed in his blog that the Government has Postponed the Meeting of Allowance Committee meeting from 13-10-2016 to 25-10-2016. The message posted in official website of Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers is as follows

Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125


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Proposal for cadre restructuring of Group C - Reg - Telangana Circle



1 The provisions relating to the disqualification on grounds of defection of members of legislature is contained in:
Ans: Tenth schedule of Constitution

2 Who summons the mettings of the Parliament?
Ans: President

3 The maximum no. of nominated members in Rajya Sabha at any given tiem can not exceed?
Ans: 12

4 An order of Court to directing a public authority to establish his entyitlement to hold the office is called:
Ans: Writ of Quo Warranto

5 In how many categories the Fundamental Duties as appearing in Article 51A have been presented?
Ans: 11

6 The election of Vice-President can be challegne before
Ans: Supreme Court

7 The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 came to effect in its etirety on
Ans: 15-04-1987

8 The word ‘Consumer’ has been defined in the C.P Act in:
Ans: Section 2(1)(d)

9 The word ‘Services’ has been defined in the C.P Act in:
Ans: Section 2(1) (o)

10 The word ‘Deficiency’ has been defined in the CP Act in
Ans: Section 2(1)(g)

11 In which of the following case it was held that the insurance company is not a consumer and hence, consumer complaint by it is not maintainable:
Ans: Savani Road Lines v Sundaram Textiles Ltd.

12 The consumer National Commission is a Court of
Ans: Both (A) &(B)

13 He limitation for filing a revision before consumer national commission is
Ans: 90 days

14 Working days and office hours of the Consumer National Commission shall be the same as that of the
Ans: Central Government

15 For the purposes of Consumer Protection Act, the workd ‘goods’ shall have the meaning:
Ans: As defined in the Sale of Goods Act

16 The age of Superannuation for everymember of the District Forum shall be
Ans: 65 years

17 Under which provision District Forum can order for making payment to consumer who are not party before it?
Ans: Section 14(hb) of the Act

18 A after loosing complaint before the District Forum filed First Appeal bofore State Commission which dismissed his appeal , the option available to A under the CP Act is
Ans: To file second appeal bofore National Commission

19 The maximum limit of cost imposed by consumer courts on account fo filling of frivolous or vexatious complaint is rupees
Ans: Ten thousand onl

20 The pecuniary jurisdiction of Consumer District Forum is upt o rupees
Ans: 20 Lacs

21 The limitaion period for filling consumer complaint is 2 years: however consumer courts can cndone the delay in filing the complaint uder:
Ans: Secion 24(2) of the CP Act

22 Under the Right to information Act, Right to information is available to:
Ans: All persons residing in India

23 The Right to Information Act came into effect in two phases. The Second part came in effect on:
Ans: 12-10-2005

24 The provision of the Act giving ecemption to certain organizations /establishments from the application of this act is
Ans: Section 24

25 The ecemption granted to certain organizations /establishements from the application of RTI Act is
Ans: Subject to the exceptions of allegations of corruption and human right voilation

26 The word information under the RTI Act means:

Ans: All of these

27 Under the RTI Act, a person making request for inspection of a record

28 Under the RTI Act, the provision relating to third party information is:
Ans: Section 11

29 Apart from the ecemptions mentioned in secion 8 of the RTI Act, the CPIO is empowered to reject a request for information sought under the act, on the ground of
Ans: Copyright of the informatio being veseted in aperson other than state

30 The State Chief Information Commissioner or the State information Commissioner can be removed by the
Ans: governor of the State

31 The jurisdiction of Courts in respect of any orde made under Te RTI Act is barred under
Ans : Section B

32 High Court in relation to the Andaman and Nicobar island means
And: High Court in Kolkatta

33 Under CrPC Judgment means
Ans: Statement given by the judge on the ground of a decree or order

34 Foreign Court under CPC means
Ans: A Court situated outside Inida not established or continued by the authority of Cenral Government.

35 Legal Representative Court means means and includes
Ans: A person who in law represent the estate of a deceased person.

36 Prescribed in CPC means
Ans: Prescribed by rules

37 The Code of Civil Procedure is intended to:-
Ans: Consolidate and amend the laws relating to Cours of Civil Judicature

38 The Code of Civil Procedure is in the nature of
Ans: Both Procedural law and Substantive law

39 Thw word Decree-hoder has been defined i:
Ans: In sub section 3 of Section 2 of CPC

40 The word order has been defined
Ans: In sub section 14 of Section 2 of CPC

41 Apart from the State of Jammu & Kashmir, in which area, CPC does not apply
Ans: Tribal areas

42 A proclamation under section 82 of CrPC can be issued
Ans: All the above

43 If the prperty ordered to be attahced is a debt or other moveable property, the attachment u/s 83 CrPC shall be made
Ans: All the above

44 A person is declared proclaied Offencer
Ans: Under section 82 CrPC

45 Order for release or restoreation of Property is made
Ans: Under Section 85 CrPC

46 Objection to attachment of Property can be filed
Ans: Under section 84 CrPC

47 Procedings under section 82 CrPC
Ans: Can be issued only afte issuance of warrant of arrent

48 Attachemnt Orders of propery u/s 83 CrPC is issued
Ans: In relation to the propery of absconder

49 The powers of receiver in respect of an attached property u/s 83 CrPC
Ans: Shall be he same as of those appointed unser CPC.

50 Th provision of claiming sale proceess or attached property is provided
Ans: Under section 85 of CrPC

51 The orders for attachment of Property u/s 83 CrPC is passed by
Ans: The court which has issued roclamation r/s 82 CrPC

52 The proclamation of person absoconding shall be published
Ans: Both (A) & (B)

53 The order of attachement u/s 83 CrPC
Ans: Has to be subsequent to proclamation u/s 82 CrPC

54 The minimum time to be given for appearance u/s 82 CrPC is
Ans: 30 days

55 The Provisions relating to proclamation and attachment is contained
Ans: In chapter VI of IPC

56 A person becomes Proclaimed Offender
Ans: Upon declaration by the Court

57 The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 des not apply to
Ans: All the above

58 Evidence may be given of
Ans: Both

59 Facts which are effect of facts in issue are relevant
Ans: Under section 5 of Evidence Act

60 Conduct of any party is relevant
Ans: Under section 8 of Evidence Act

61 Conduct of any party in Evidence Act
Ans: Does not include his statements

62 The range of facts on which evidence may be given is

63 Facts which though not in issue but are inseparably connected to it are relevant
Ans: Under section 6 of Evidenc Act

64 Provision relating to relevancy of facts are contained in
Ans: Chapter II of Evidence Act

65 In a trial of murder of B by A, the fact that A had murdered C was in the knowledge of B and that B had tried to extort money from A by threatening to make his knowledge public, are relevant Ans: Under section 8 of Evidenc Act

66 Subsequent conduct of any agent of any party may become relevant
Ans: Under section 8 of Evidenc Act

67 A person is not entitled to give evidence of fact which he is disentitled by any provision of law for the time being in force
Ans: Under section 5 of Evidenc Act

68 In a trial of murder of B by A, the marks on the ground produced by a struggle near the place where dead body of B was recovred are relevant
Ans: Under section 7 of Evidenc Act

69 A is accused of murder of B by beating, whatever was said by B shortly before beating, is a relevant fact
Ans: Under section 6 of Evidenc Act

70 A is accused of a crive, the fact that after the commission of the crime he was in prssession of the property acquired by the crime, are relevant facts
Ans: Under section 8 of Evidenc Act

71 The question is whether S was robbed. The fact that soon afte the alleged robbery, he made a complaint relating to the offence, are relacant
Ans: Under secion 8 of the Evidence Act

72 The question is whether certain goods ordered from B were delivered to A. The goods were delivered to several intermediate persons successively, Each delivery is a relavant fact:
Ans: Under Section 6 of the Evidence Act

73 Evidence may be given
Ans: Both

74 The question is whether A robbed B, The facts that, soon before robbery B went to fair with monery and showed it to third persons, are relevant
Ans: Ans: Under Section 7 of the Evidence Act

75 A is accused of waging war against the Government of India by taking part in an armed insurrection in which prperty is destroyed and goals are broken open. The occurrences of these facts are relevant facts, though A may not have been present at all of them
Ans: Ans: Under Section 6 of the Evidence Act

76 A is accused of an offence. The facts that, before the time of alleged crime, A provided evidence which would tend to give facts of the case an appearance favourable to himself, are relavant
Ans: Under Section 8 of the Evidence Act

77 A is accused of killing B by poisoning. The knowledge of habits of B, which afforded opportunity for administration of poison, are relevant
Ans: Ans: Under Section 7 of the Evidence Act

78 The questions is whether certain document is will of A. The fact that not long before the date of alleged will, he consulted advocates in reference to appplicable laws in making of will is relevant
Ans: Ans: Under Section 8 of the Evidence Act

79 The question is whether A was ravished. The Facts that after the incident a complaint was made by her giving details of the circumstance, are relevant
Ans: Ans: Under Section 8 of the Evidence Act

80 A is tried for the murder of B by beating him with a rod in a temple with the intention of causing his death, In the trial
Ans: Both are fact in issue

81 Facts which are part of same transation though not happened at the same time and place
Ans: Are relevant under Section 6 of the Evidence Act

82 Unless the conrary appears from the context, works importing singular number include the plural number an vice-versa, has been said in
Ans: Section 9 IPC

83 The word A will has been defined in
Ans: Section 31 IPC

84 The word offence has been defined
Ans: Under Section 40 IPC

85 The word Death has been defined in
Ans: Under section 46 IPC

86 The word injury as defined in IPC denotes any harm whatever illegally caused to any person
Ans: Both(A) & (B)

87 Section 34 of IPC
Ans: Is rule of evidence
88 The limit for ammount of fine has been provided in
Ans: Section 63 IPC

89 Which of the following is document under IPC
Ans: All the above

90 Section 41 of IPC defines the word
Ans: Special Law

91 Section 28 o IPC defines the word
Ans: Counterfeit

92 The unlawful bidding for property by a public servant is an offence
Ans: Under section 169 IPC

93 The framing of an incorrect document with intent to cause injury is an offence
Ans: Under section 167 IPC

94 The word Government has been defined
Ans: In section 17 of IPC

95 At present, how many categorizations has been provided in section 21 of IPC for a person to become Public Servant
Ans: Twelve

96 Refusing to answer public servant authorized to question is punishable
Ans: Under secion 179 of IPC

97 Refusing to sign statement made by oneself on the asking of a legally competent public servant is punishable:
Ans: Under section 180 of IPC

98 Giving false information with intend to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person is
Ans: Non cognizable offence

99 Ommission to assist public servant when Bound by law ot give assistance is punishable
Ans: Under section 187 of IPC
100 Threat of injury to induce persson to refrain from applying for protection of public servant is punishable:
Ans: Under section 190 of IPC
101 Breach of contract to supply wants of helpless person is punishable
Ans: Under section 491 of IPC

102 Criminal breach of contracts of service is punishable under
Ans: Chapter XIX of IPC

103 Under secio 73 IPC a convict is put to solitary cofinement
Ans: By the court convictin him for the offence

104 The offence of furnishing false information to a public servant under section 177 IPC is
Ans: Non-Cognizable and Non-Compoundable

105 Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of public servant is punishable
Ans: Under section 184 of IPC

106 In IPC the word Life has been defined in
Ans: Sectio 45

107 The word Harbour has been defined in IPC
Ans: In section 52-A

108 A intntionally causes B’s death, partly by illegally omitting to give B food, and partly by beating B

109 The word Vessel has been defined inIPC
Ans: In section 48

110 The word illegal as per section 43 IPC is applicable to everything which
Ans: Both (A) & (B)

111 Provision for commutation of death sentence has been provided
Ans: In sectin 54 of IPC

112 Which section of IPC provides for terminatin of imprisonment on payment of fine, I imprisonment was in default of payment of fine?
Ans: In section 68 of IPC

113 Which sectin of IPC provides that if some act is done by the accused person in furtharance of common intention of his co-occused, he is equally liable like hi co-accused.
Ans: 34

114 A public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person shall be punished
Ans: Under secitn 166 IPC

115 Non-attendance in person or by an agent in obedience to a lawful order from public servant is punishable
Ans: Under secion 174 of IPC

116 The word Judge has been defined
Ans: In section 19 of IPC

117 Which of the following describe about the Person voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state shall not to be citizen of India
Ans: Article 9

118 In which case it was held by the Supreme Court that ‘ Right to Life does not include right to die “
Ans: B Gian Kaur V State of Punjab

119 In Which case it was held by the Supreme court that “ Harmony and balance in fundamental rights and directive principles is the basic feature of Indian Constitution
Ans: In Re : Keshwananda Bharti

120 Which of the following case the issue of nationalization of banks was examined by the Supreme Court ?

121 Fundamental Rights are Judicially enforceable under
Ans: Both A & B

122 The appointment of district Judges has been provided in
Ans: Article 233

123 Which provision of constitution says that law declared by supreme court shall be binding on all courts
Ans: Article 141

124 The original Jurisdiction of the Supreme court has been provided in ?
Ans: Article 131
125 Fundamental Duties were inserted in the constitution by
Ans: Forty Second Amendment

126 Under the constitution who is the chairman of the council of states ?
Ans: Vice President

127 Right to Property under Art 300 was inserted by
Ans: Forty Fourth amendment

128 The administration of Union territories is vested with president of India Under
Ans: Art 239
129 Functions of Public service commissions are provided in
Ans: Under Art 320 of Constitution

130 High courts to be courts of Record as per
Ans: Art 215 of Constitution

131 Power of President to grant pardons remit or commute sentences etc is given in
Ans: Art 72

132 Indian Constitution reserves the residuary powers to
Ans: Union

133 How many types of emergency has been envisaged in Indian Constitution
Ans: Three
134 Under which article of Indian constitution Parliament can legislate on any subject in the state list
Ans: Article 249

135 The members of Union Public service commission are appointed by
Ans: The President

136 Art 16 (4) is not in the nature of exception to Art 16 (1) was observed by the Supreme court in
Ans: Indira Sawhney V UOI

137 Fisheries is included in which list
Ans: Union List
138 Registration of Births and deaths is included in which list ?

139 Members of Anglo Indian Community are nominated to the House of people under
Ans: Article 333

140 Which article has abolished “ Untouchability “ ?
Ans: Article 17

141 Which article provides for creation of “Uniform Civil Code “
Ans: Article 44

142 Which of the following is not constitutional Post
Ans: Chairman UPSC

143 If a directive principles of state policy is infringed
Ans: There is no remedy by judicial proceedings

144 Society for un aided schools of Rajasthan V Union of India & Ors is a recent case dealing with 
Ans: Constitutional Validity of enforcement of EWS seat reservation in private schools

145 The framers of the constitution borrowed the concept of Directive principles from
Ans: Constitution of Ireland

146 The power of the president of India to issue an Ordinance is
Ans: Legislative Power

147 Power of declaring castes/tribes as scheduled caste/scheduled tribe is vested with
Ans: Parliament

148 The borrowing by the government of India from consolidated fund of India has been provided in
Ans: Art 292

149 The fourth schedule of the constitution contains
Ans: Allocation of seats to states and union territories in the council states

150 National Emergency can be declared by the president
Ans: on the recommendation of the council ministers

General knowledge questions 2016 : Postal system

Possible questions (frequently asked) for Postal assistant aptitude test about Postal System.These important previously asked questions will help you to attain a high score in the exam.

1. Which Governor general found Telegraph and Postal systems ?
Answer: Lord Dalhousie

2. When did the first General Post Office opened in India ?
Answer: 1774 (Kolkata)

3. Which is the first postage stamp of India ?
Answer: Sinde Dawk (1852)

4. What is the Fulform of PIN ?
Answer: Postal Index Number

5. When did the Pin system Started in India?
Answer: 1972 (In the same year Royal bangal Tiger replaces lion as National Animal)

6. Which is the first Indian post office outside Indian territory ?
Answer: post office at Dakshin Gangotri in Antarctica (1983)

7. When did the service of speed post started in India ?
Answer: 1986

8. In which year Money Order system introduced in India ?
Answer: 1880

9. In which year Postal Life Insurance started in India ?
Answer: 1884

10. Where is postal staff college situated ?
Answer: Ghaziabad (UP)
11. World Postal Day is observed in _________ ?
Answer: October 9

12. Indian Postal Day is observed in _________ ?
Answer: October 10

13. Where is highest post office in the world situated ?
Answer: Hikkim (Himachal Pradesh)

14. When did Universal Postal Union founded?
Answer: 1874

*15. where is the Headquarters of Universal Postal Union (UPU) 
Answer: Berne (Switzerland)

16. First Postal ATM was opened in which city?
Answer: Chennai

*17.Where is the Headquarters of Indian postal system?
Answer: New Delhi

*18. what is the purpose Project arrow?
Answer: Upgrade post offices in India(started in april 2008)

*19. Hobby of collecting stamps is called?
Answer: Philately

Who will regulate pension products?

Insurers and mutual funds continue to sell pension products outside PFRDA’s watch creating confusion among consumers. File Photo

Finance Ministry sets up committee to streamline regulation amid confusion over supervision.
The Finance Ministry has set up a high-level committee to consolidate the regulation of pension products that is currently being done by three different watchdogs including the insurance and stock market regulators.

Creating confusion

While the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) was set up with the intent of regulating all pension products, insurers and mutual funds continue to sell pension products outside its watch, creating confusion among consumers looking to build a retirement nest egg. The move to set up a panel was made after the issue was flagged at recent meetings of the Financial Stability and Development Council chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Pension products floated by insurance companies come under the purview of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) while those sold by mutual funds are overseen by the SEBI.

“Right now, (pension product regulation) is piecemeal,” PFRDA Chairman Hemant Contractor told The Hindu in an interview. “And I don’t know how much attention, say, a SEBI would be paying to pension products. Their attention would be on mutual funds and capital markets, and IRDA’s focus would be more on insurance. Pensions would be an incidental thing for them. If it were under us, then that would be our prime focus.”

The Centre has “formed a committee to look into the issue of bringing these companies which are offering pension plans under the purview of PFRDA,” Mr. Contractor said, adding that while the committee has been set up, deliberations are yet to get under way.

The amounts in question are sizeable. IRDA had Rs.3.9 lakh crore in pension, general annuity, and group superannuation funds, and Rs.22.5 lakh crore in unit-linked funds, some of which also have a pension component, as of March 31, 2015. The two main pension plans operated by mutual funds regulated by SEBI — UTI and Franklin Templeton — manage about Rs.2,400 crore. The total corpus under the National Pension Scheme (NPS) is about Rs.1.45 lakh crore.
  • “The PFRDA Act says we will be the pension regulator in the country,” Mr. Contractor said.
  • “Barring EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organsiation), we are supposed to be the regulator for the entire pension industry in the country. But the ground level reality is that the schemes floated by insurance companies and mutual funds still exist and are not regulated by us.”
  • The committee to be formed by the Department of Financial Services, would have representatives from all financial sector regulators — SEBI, IRDA, RBI and PFRDA.
‘Nobody fiddling’
“It is not clear whether a single regulator will do a better job, since pension products are pretty straightforward,” Dhirendra Kumar, CEO, Value Research said.

“The regulator has to see that nobody is fiddling with the money, that they are following the guidelines, are not expensive, and that the money is managed well. In this, PFRDA is doing an exceptional job, and SEBI is doing a good job.”