Monday, April 15, 2019

CONSIDERING TRANSFER UNDER RULE 38 AGAINST VACANCIES REPORTED FOR FILLING THROUGH DIRECT RECRUITMENT CONDUCTED BY SSC

CONSIDERING TRANSFER UNDER RULE 38 AGAINST VACANCIES REPORTED FOR FILLING THROUGH DIRECT RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION CONDUCTED BY STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION (Click the link below to view)




No further RJCM Meeting until recognition of Unions / Associations currently held up

No further RJCM Meeting until recognition of Unions / Associations currently held up

Merger of non-technical posts in independent units such as PSFS, PSDs, CSDs, PTCs, RAKNPA etc.

MERGER OF NON-TECHNICAL POSTS IN INDEPENDENT UNITS SUCH AS PSFS, PSDS, CSDS, PTCS, RAKNPA ETC. (Click the link below to view) 

Books for the Examinations of Inspector Posts - Catalogues dated 15.04.2019

Books for the Examinations of Inspector Posts - Catalogues dated 15.04.2019 






Violation of authorized Agency Rules - payment of irregular commission to the agent


Directorate Instructions regarding RD/TD/MIS Premature Closure

Now PMC of all savings categories in DOP is only allowed in presence of Depositor

I am directed to convey the observation of competent authority made during a recent review meeting of Loss & Fraud cases held in Directorate on 27.03.2019. In some of the fraud cases committed in the past the modus operand adopted was premature closure of RD/MIS/TD Accounts without the knowledge of the depositors by making payments to agents or by crediting the amount to fake POSB Accounts. Therefore, the competent authority has desired that premature closure of RD/TD/MIS and other schemes may be allowed only if depositors are personally present. You are therefore requested to issue necessary instructions to all concerned to ensure this

Premature closure| Investigation | Directorate Instructions | POSB Schemes PMC | New Guidelines | PoTools | Clarification | CBS Rules 

Books for the Examinations of PSS Group B Exam - Catalogues dated 15.04.2019

Books for the Examinations of PSS Group B Exam - Catalogues dated 15.04.2019 







Bad news! India Post is now top loss-maker PSU, pips BSNL & Air India

Salaries have kept climbing due to implementation of successive central pay panel awards, which coincided with continuous fall in revenue from traditional postal services.

Under-recoveries are astronomically high for most of the postal services.


India Post, which runs the ubiquitous post offices in the country and popular savings schemes apart from performing its relatively new functions like distributing MGNERGS wages, is turning out to be an enormous fiscal burden, reports Prasanta Sahu in New Delhi.

The perennial gap in the state-run entity’s revenues and expenditures has skyrocketed in recent years and touched a staggering Rs 15,000 crore in FY19, according to data reviewed by FE (see chart).

India Post’s annual deficit is now much higher than the losses incurred by ‘top loss-making’ PSUs like BSNL and Air India, which reported losses of Rs 8,000 crore and Rs 5,340 crore, respectively, in FY18.


Like other loss-making public sector enterprises, India Post’s finances are weighed down by high pay-and-allowance costs, now at over 90% of its annual revenue.

Salaries have kept climbing due to implementation of successive central pay panel awards, which coincided with continuous fall in revenue from traditional postal services.

India Post’s pay and allowances cost stood at Rs 16,620 crore in FY19 (revised estimate), against revenue of Rs 18,000 crore. If pension costs of another Rs 9,782 crore is added, the employee cost itself was Rs 26,400 crore in the last fiscal, nearly 50% more than the total receipts. In fact, the entity has estimated the expenditure on pay/allowances and pension to be Rs 17,451 crore and Rs 10,271 crore, respectively, in FY20, against projected revenue of just Rs 19,203 crore, clearly indicating that the situation is only to aggravate.

Sources said efforts to improve India Post’s performance and boost its revenue flows haven’t fructified due to a huge mismatch between product costs and pricing as well as availability of cheaper/faster substitution to traditional mail services. Besides raising prices of products, the entity might be asked to diversify in a big way into e-commerce and other value-added services by leveraging its massive 4.33 lakh workforce and 1.56 lakh-strong post office network.

“For a universal service like postal service, losses will be there as there are more post offices in the country than bank branches (1.16 lakh) of all commercial banks put together,” an official said. However, the huge mismatch between the product-service and price charged by the postal body needs to reduced, he added.

Under-recoveries are astronomically high for most of the postal services. The postal body spends on an average Rs 12.15 on each Postcard but realises only 50 paise or 4% of the cost. Average parcel service cost is Rs 89.23, but recovery is only half of that. Similarly, recoveries are very low for Book-Post, Speed Post, registration, etc.

The Expenditure Finance Committee, headed by the expenditure secretary, recently told the postal department that it has to be self-sufficient by levying adequate user charges as the Centre’s Budget could not absorb such recurring annual losses. “Costs are going up but revenues are falling because of fall in volume due to substitution. People have shifted to email, phone calling, etc,” another official said.

For the record, the body has diversified into other areas like financial product selling (sovereign gold bond, mutual fund and insurance), passport service delivery, passport related services, railway tickets and Post Shoppes to sell consumer products. These initiatives, however, generated only Rs 844 crore in 2018.

On the revenue front, India Post is largely defendant on remuneration for the National Savings Schemes and Saving Certificates, which contributed 60% of its revenue of Rs 11,511 crore in FY17. Officials reckon that given its reach in every nook and corner of the country, it can be a favoured Cash-On-Delivery (COD) channel used by e-commerce brands such as Amazon and Flipkart. However, it has not been able to garner much business from this segment due to handicaps like lack of warehousing facilities. The department has collected about Rs 2,600 crore under CoD since its introduction in December 2013 until October 2017.

Books for the Examinations of Postmaster Grade I - Catalogues dated 15.04.2019

Books for the Examinations of Postmaster Grade I - Catalogues dated 15.04.2019 



Online Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Engagement : Tamil Nadu & Odisha : Cycle-2 Date extended

1) Registration and fee payment last date extended upto 18.04.2019 (Odisha & Tamilnadu) 

2) Submission of applications extended upto 21.04.2019.

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Transparency audit of Suo Moto disclosure package of Department of Posts under Section 4 of the RTI Act,2005



Preventive Checks/action to avert/unearth and investigate fraud in CBS Post Offices

PMG, Maharashtra Circle has directed by referring the DO letter no.25-31/2017-FS-CBS dated 09.04.2019 received from the DDG(FS)to submit compliance report on (1) re-verification of data migrated from Sanchay Post to Finacle and (2) SBCO Reality checks

LEGAL NOTICE IN RELATION TO LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 2018 FOR THE POST OF AAO

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Clarification on the matter of transfer/posting of Indian Postal Service(IPoS), Group A Officers

I am directed to refer to letter no.4-2/2019-SPG dated 14th March 2019 received from Ministry of Communication on the subject cited and to clarify that transfer / posting of India Postal Service Group 'A' Officers may be carriedout during the period of model code of conduct subject to the condition that they are not directly connected with the conduct of election and no officer deputed for election related work should be transferred till 23th May 2019

Holiday Homes and Touring Officers’ Hostels under Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates and CPWD)

Holiday Homes and Touring Officers’ Hostels under Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates and CPWD)

Last updated as on (11/01/2016)


FOR DETAILS & COMPLETE LIST IN ALL STATES WITH ADDRESSES (11 pages)

Extension of validity period of empanellment of already empanelled Health Care Organiations under CGHS

Extension of validity period of empanellment of already empanelled Health Care Organiations under CGHS

General Elections to Lok Sabha 2019 - DOP Instructions regarding

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National Council meeting held on 13-04-2019 Discussion on important points

Complete feedback of 47th Meeting of National Council Meeting held on 13.04.2019