Saturday, June 17, 2017


up action on our demand to modify Cadre Restructuring, Department of posts has constituted a Committee under Chairmanship of Shri Charls Lobo Chief Postmaster General Karnataka to look in to the issues as suggested by NFPE and after taking feedback from all CPMGs and before implementation consultation with unions will also be done by the Committee.
Further it has also come in our notice that in those Circles where Cadre - Restructuring was not implemented; they have been directed from the Directorate to issue rotational transfer memos as usual.

R.N. Parashar
Secretary General NFPE & G/S P-III
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List of Second Phase of new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK)

Opening of new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) in the Second Phase 

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO)/ Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivery of passport related services to the citizens of the country. The objective of this partnership is to extend passport related services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage. In the first phase, it has been decided to open 86 POPSK in the country. 52 POPSK have become functional. MEA and DOP are working closely for the operationalization of passport related services at the remaining 34 POPSK in the first phase.
Following the successful functioning of these POPSK and the positive response received from the people, MEA and DOP have now decided to open another 149 POPSK at the following places to take the total number of POPSK to 235 in the country: 

Government announces 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

Government announces 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras
No Indian will have to travel more than 50 km to get their passport, as the government is planning to set up a comprehensive network of Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) across the nation, with major post offices to also provide the service, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.

Sushma Swaraj announcing the opening of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs), said these will be set up in the second phase. (Photo: PTI)
No Indian will have to travel more than 50 km to get their passport, as the government is planning to set up a comprehensive network of Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) across the nation, with major post offices to also provide the service, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. The Minister, announcing the opening of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs), said these will be set up in the second phase. In the first phase 86 POPSKs were to be set up — 52 of which are now functional. Apart from centres in the post offices, the government had earlier also announced 16 full-fledged PSKs taking the total number of new centres to the “auspicious” 251, she said.

“When I started at the Ministry, we had only 77 PSKs to cater to the whole nation. I realised that distance was the biggest hurdle for people to get their passports,” she said. Even after pushing through 16 more PSKs apart from 86 of them in post offices, Sushma Swaraj said she felt it was not enough. “We planned to set a target and decided that no individual should have to travel more than 50 km for a passport.” “With that criterion for selection, today I announce 149 new POPSKs,” she said.

Don't report frauds below Rs one lakh to police: CVC to banks

New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked public sector banks not to report frauds below Rs one lakh to local police, unless their staff is involved in such crimes.

Earlier banks were mandated to report fraud of above Rs 10,000 and below Rs one lakh to police.

The decision was taken by the CVC in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), taking into the account the practical difficulties faced by public sector banks in reporting such categories of cases.
It has been decided that only if staff of the bank is involved in the fraud cases of below Rs one lakh and above Rs 10,000, would such cases need to be reported or complaint filed with local police station by the bank branch concerned, the commission said in a directive to chiefs of all the banks.

The cases of frauds of upto Rs one lakh and not below Rs 10,000 are to be scrutinised by banks officials concerned for further necessary action, a senior CVC official said.

As of September 30, 2016, the Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) declared by various scheduled commercial banks stood at a whopping Rs 6,65,864 crore, according to an official data.

The NPAs of the country's largest lender State Bank of India is Rs 97,356 crore, followed by Rs 54,640 crore of Punjab National Bank and Rs 44,040 crore of Bank of India, it said.

Bank of Baroda has NPAs of Rs 35,467 crore, Canara Bank Rs 31,466 crore, Indian Overseas Bank Rs 31,073 crore, Union Bank of India Rs 27,891 crore, IDBI Bank Limited Rs 25,973 crore, Central Bank of India Rs 25,718 crore, Allahabad Bank Rs 18,852 crore and Oriental Bank of Commerce Rs 18,383 crore, said the data, which was given by the government in Rajya Sabha in August last year.

Bunching Order dated 07.09.2016 to be put on hold – Finmin Instruction

In order to ensure consistency of approach in applying the provisions relating to bunching and to address the queries on various aspects of bunching, it has been decided to issue detailed guidelines on bunching.


Problems being faced by the pensioners/family pensioners regarding credit of pension amount into their Bank Accounts : CPAO OM Dated 12.6.2017.

List of National Institutes of Technology ( NITs ) in India

When we talk of premier engineering institutions in India, the first thought comes of IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and NITs (National Institutes of Technology). While IITs are considered the topmost engineering colleges, NITs are no less in terms of the quality of education they have been delivering to students. Those engineering aspirants who cannot make it to IITs have no reason to worry, as NITs are the next best institutions that can fulfil their dreams of becoming great engineers in their field. While we will give you a complete list of NITs present in India, let us provide some more details on the institution itself.

The Establishment and Status of NITs in India

NITs are premier public engineering institutes that receive special recognition and grant from the Government of India. These are the best of engineering colleges that have been declared by the Indian government as the institutes of national importance (INI status), alongside IITs. NITs were formed later from the age-old Regional Engineering Colleges or RECs, which were established from 1959 onwards. RECs were set up in all major states in India when the need for trained personnel arose to meet various types of project demands in the country.
RECs were the joint efforts of the central and state governments in India. Initially, eight RECs were established in 1960. Two RECs were set up in each region, namely eastern, western, northern, and southern Indian regions. Later, there was an addition of five RECs by the year 1965 and more afterwards. Further, with increasing scientific and technical education demand in the country, the government decided to upgrade all RECs to NITs. This upgrade was done in the year 2002, in line with the design of IITs. To add to the list of NITs, a few more colleges like Bihar Engineering College, Raipur’s Government Engineering College, and Tripura Engineering College were upgraded to NITs.

Still, many states did not have their own NITs. Thus, the government took a big step of announcing 10 new NITs in 2010. This would not leave any state from having its own NIT. Many of the NITs have also been upgraded to technical universities. Presently, the list of NITs includes 31 colleges of repute. All these NITs are governed by the NIT Council, which works directly under the President of India. Check out the entire list below:
List of NITs in India

List of NITs in India


S No.

NIT (National Institute of Technology)




NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu


NIT, Surathkal






MNIT (Malviya National Institute of Technology), Jaipur



VNIT (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), Nagpur



SVNIT (Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology), Surat



MNNIT (Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology), Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh


NIT, Warangal



NIT, Durgapur

West Bengal


NIT, Agartala



NIT, Jalandhar



MANIT (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology), Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh


NIT, Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh


NIT, Meghalaya



NIT, Kurukshetra



NIT, Silchar



NIT, Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir


NIT, Ponda



NIT, Jamshedpur



NIT, Patna



NIT, Delhi



NIT, Yupia

Arunachal Pradesh


NIT, Puducherry



NIT, Sikkim



NIT, Dimapur



NIT, Imphal



NIT, Srinagar



NIT, Aizawl



NIT, Calicut



NIT, Raipur



NIT, Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

How to Get Admission in NITs
All institutions in the list of NITs offer a variety of courses in several branches of engineering and technology. These courses are offered at varied academic levels, including Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degree levels. NITs also offer dual-degree programs or integrated programmes, such as B-Tech + M-Tech. Students can finish these programmes in five years only. NITs set their own curricula for its engineering and technology programmes.

For the B-Tech degree, students can seek admission in NITs based on their performance in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). All institutes on the list of NITs consider the JEE Mains scores of students while the seat allocation in NITs, IITs, and IIITs is together done by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). While more than a million students appear in JEE, about 15,500 seats in 31 NITs are available to accommodate them. Thus, the acceptance rate is very low for NITs, as it is for IITs. However, you will receive the best of engineering education if you are able to secure a seat in a NIT, especially a higher-ranked NIT.

Which are the Higher-Ranked NITs?
If you have a good score on JEE Mains but not been able to take admission in a IIT, then the next option is to go for an NIT. However, not all NITs may offer the same quality of education, facilities, industry exposure, campus life, or placement help to you. NITs also differ among themselves on various factors. For, some new NITs may not be that value adding as some old NITs have become over the years.

While the overall brand value of NIT speaks, you have a choice if you have scored well on the entrance exam. If you are unable to make a choice of the best institution from the entire list of NITs, then let us help you. Check out which of the NITs hold comparatively higher ranks based on several criteria like research opportunities, teaching pedagogy and quality, infrastructure, industry value, innovation, etc.

· NIT, Tiruchirappalli
· NIT, Surathkal
· NIT, Rourkela
· MNIT, Jaipur
· VNIT, Nagpur
· SVNIT, Surat
· MNNIT, Allahabad
· NIT, Warangal
· NIT, Durgapur
· NIT, Agartala

What Makes these NITs the Top Engineering Institutions?
While all institutes on the list of NITs offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering and technology, some high-ranked NITs lead the scene and compete with IITs. Along with the degree courses like B-Tech, M-Tech, MCA, MBA, PhD, etc., these NITs offer amazing infrastructure and a relaxed environment to students. From high-voltage labs and well-equipped computer centres to large and lush green campuses, everything in these NITs adds value to the growth and development of budding engineers.

These top colleges in the list of NITs provide many opportunities for research and development, industrial interaction, and professional training to students in all engineering specialisations. The faculty at these NITs is the best you can find in the country. While they have PhD qualifications and years of industry experience, they also undergo training programmes on the requirement and receive the options of continuous education. These faculty members make learning practical and interactive for engineering students.

Additionally, NITs have strong industry collaborations that help students in getting the right placements in top jobs according to their calibre and interest. Giving the right learning environment and excellent facilities for students helps NITs in producing excellent engineers every passing year.

Number of GDS Post Offices opened on the basis of relocation and redeployment : 2009-10 to 2015-16

Number of GDS Post Offices opened on the basis of relocation and redeployment : 2009 - 2010 to 2015 - 2016

Implementation of Revision of Pension of Pre 1.1.2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners : Ministry of Finance OM Dated 14.6.2017

Implementation of Revision of Pension of Pre 1.1.2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners in pursuance to DP&PW OM 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12th May, 2017 and Ministry of Finace (Deptt. of Expenditure) OM No. 1(13)/EV/2017 dated 23rd May,2017, modified Annexure dt.14-06-2017.




Post Offices are going to play a vital role in development of farmers

The Centre has decided to use 1.75 lakh Common Service Centres (CSC) and post offices in a big way to encourage more non-loanee farmers to take up crop insurance schemes such as Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) in 2017-18 crop year beginning July. At present, it is mandatory for loanee farmers to take the crop insurance policy. CSCs, set up under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, till now were being utilised for booking railway tickets, providing Aadhaar numbers and passport applications. Sources said the Government now wants both loanee and non-loanee to take advantage of PMFBY as well as weather-based crop insurance scheme.

Now, Aadhaar must for opening bank accounts; Centre sets deadline for existing customers

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday announced its decision making the Aadhaar card mandatory for opening bank accounts and conducting financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above.

Moreover, existing bank account holders have been asked to submit their Aadhaar cards issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to banks by December 31 this year, failing which banks will invalidate their accounts.
The move comes days after the Supreme Court upheld the validity of an I-T Act provision making Aadhaar a must for allotment of PAN cards and for filing Income Tax returns.

The apex court had granted a "partial relief" to those who do not have an Aadhaar or an Aadhaar enrolment ID, ruling that the PAN of such individuals will not be cancelled for the time being.

The notification issued amending the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, mandated quoting of Aadhaar along with PAN or Form 60 by individuals, companies and partnership firms for all financial transactions of Rs 50,000 or above with effect from June 1.

Post June 1, if a person does not have an Aadhaar number at the time of opening of account, then he has to furnish proof of application of enrollment for Aadhaar and submit the Aadhaar number to the bank within six months of opening of the bank account.

So far, it was mandatory to provide PAN number or Form 60 to banks while opening of accounts or for high value transactions.

For companies opening bank accounts, Aadhaar number of managers or employees holding an attorney to transact on the company's behalf will have to be provided.

In all other cases, identity should be verified while carrying out transaction of an amount equal to or exceeding Rs 50,000, and in any international money transfer operation.

The government's latest directive comes in the backdrop of a raging debate over Aadhaar and its "mandatory" usages.

(With PTI inputs)

Shiva Gopal Mishra's meeting with the Cabinet Secretary on 15/06/2017