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ARE  ASPIRATIONS EVAPORATED ?

Dear Friends,

              How r u.  Very happy to reach u through this mail after very long time.  Almost all of us are very busy in discharging our duties and justification to the Postmaster Cadre.   At the same time, no progress or improvement in the conditions or settlement of our legitimate and justified issues.  We have discussed various problems and issues in Vijayawada on 05.02.2012, But unfortunately no issue has been settled so far.  This is only because of  lack of strong representation.

              During the discussions taken place between All India leaders and administration 2nd of July 2011 for differing the indefinite strike, Administration side promised that eligibility of postmaster cadre officials for appearing IPO and PSS Gr-B will be considered positively.  Basing on this reply only, so many had opted for this cadre.  

             BUT: in the discussions held on 21.05.2012 between All India leaders and Administration, One Stringent …
GS writes to DG on PS Group 'B' Examination 2012The General Secretary has written to DG Posts on PS Group B examination 2012. The text of the letter is reproduced  below for the information of the members.  It is learnt unofficially that the Directorate has not yet finalised the number of vanacies for which PS Gr B Examination 2012 is proposed  to be conducted on 03/06/2012. Text of letter dated 03/05/2012  written to DG Posts by GS
No. CHQ/IPASP/PS Gr. B/2012      Dated :        3/5/2012.
To,
Ms.
Manjula Prasher
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001. Subject   :  Limited Departmental  Competitive Examination for promotion  to thecadre of PS Gr. B 2012. 
Ref.
Upgradation of Grade pay of IPs to Rs 4600/- As per the information from GS, the Department has
 cleared the file and submitted the file to the 
Ministry of Finance. The decision of Ministry of
Finance is awaited. It is learnt unofficially that
 the Department of Posts recommended 
upgradation of Grade Pay of IPs from Rs 4200/- 
to Rs 4600/ - w.e.f. 01/01/2006 to the Ministry 
of Finance.
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FROM FOREIGN PRESS ON THE INDIA POST BANK  Banking on ways to save postal service Talk about killing two birds with one stone; here’s an idea that can take down a whole flock.             It’s called postal banking, and it could help rescue the Postal Service, make banks nicer to the little guy, raise the national savings rate and cut the cost of financing the national deficit.             This is not a new idea. A vast array of nations from Germany to India offer their citizens financial services through the post office. We do too, a little, by selling money orders and package insurance. But we used to do much more.             From 1910 to 1967 Uncle Sam ran the Postal Savings System. It paid 2 percent on deposits (which peaked at $3.4 billion in 1947) and reaped 2.5 percent by putting the money into local banks, thus covering the cost of operations. Customers could save as little as 10 cents at a time by filling a postal savings card with stamps and then turning it in for credit.        …
MONTHLY SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OF DEPARTMENT OF POSTS FOR MARCH, 2012 Postal Network to be leveraged to Financially Include BPL Households Given below is a brief summary of significant events pertaining to Dept of Posts for the month March ,2012. Department of Posts have disbursed wages amounting to Rs. 540 crores to 5.45 crores MGNREGS account holders across the country (except in Bihar Circle) during February this year. An MoU was signed with UIDAI for enrolment and dispatch/ delivery of Aadhaar letters. As per the UIDAI portal, 53.31 lakhs enrolments have been done till 26.03.2012 at post offices. And approx. 9.01 crore Aadhaar letters have been booked till 03.04.2012. Under the IT modernization project of the Department approved by the CCEA, 8 RFPs have been issued for selection of vendors. 5 LOI (Letter of Intent) have been issued and in 2 RFPs the financial evaluation is in progress. MoU signed between Kerala water Authority and Kerala Postal Circle for acceptance of water char…
DEPARTMENT CALLED EOI TO CREATE POST BANK OF INDIA Postal department invited Expression of Interest from the Bidders to submit detailed Project report to Create Post Bank Of India. The last date for submitting the applications are 24/05/2012 and the bids will be opened on 25/05/2012. In the tender document it is clearly mentioned the objectives for setting up the Post Bank Of India are as follows: (i) Provide banking which means the accepting, for  the purpose of lending or investment, of deposit of money from the public, repayable on demand or otherwise, and withdrawal by Cheque, draft, order or otherwise. PBI will be engaged in various types of banking as mentioned in Section 6 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. (ii)  Provide banking services with special focus on rural areas. (iii) Provide means of additional revenue generation for the DoP. (iv) Ride on the Core Banking Solution which is proposed to be provided in all the post offices. (v)  Provide a platform for financial inclusion. (v…
SUBSCRIBERS TO NPS TO NOW HAVE CHOICE OF ANNUITY SERVICE PROVIDERS; PFRDA TAKES IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS PROVIDING AN EXIT ROUTE TO THE SUBSCRIBERS.            Subscribers to the National Pension System (NPS) will now have a choice of Annuity Service Providers, from whom they can choose their annuity schemes on their exit from NPS on attainment of 60 years of age. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has empanelled the following six IRDA approved life insurance companies for providing annuity services to the subscribers of National Pension System (NPS). 1. Life Insurance Corporation of India 2. SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 3. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 4. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 5. Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 6. Reliance Life Insurance Co. Ltd.          Under the provisions of NPS, a maximum of 60% of corpus accumulated at the time of exit, normally on the attainment of 60 years of age, can be withdrawn but a minimum of 40% corpus …