Thursday, June 30, 2011

Difference between EPF,GPF & PPF ?

EPF- Employees Provident Fund 

GPF - General Provident Fund 

PPF - Public Provident Fund

EPF - Employees Provident Fund for Private sector where 12% of Employees share and 12 % of Employer's share of Basic Salary + DA is deducted and remitted to PF Authorities
GPF - General Provident Fund which is for the Government Employees
PPF - Individuals can save to a maximum of Rs.70000/- in a year in the account. Account can be maintained in a Post Office / Bank.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Child Care Leave in respect of Central Govt. Employees.

India Post Sahuliyat : Facilitation Management Centre - Orders: "Child Care Leave in respect of Central Govt. Employees.

Description: With reference to Department of Personnel & Training's OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11.9.2008 and clarifications issued from time to time it may be insured that the cases of grant of child care leave are promptly dealt with as per the instructions of the Govt. of India"

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Recruitments : Advertisement for the posts of Trade Apprentices in BEST Undertaking, Mumbai


Inviting applications from ITI passed/ITI examination appearing/ H.S.C. (MCVC) passed candidates and S.S.C. passed candidates for filling in posts of Trade apprentices for August, 2011 recruitment session under
the Apprentices Act, 1961

Recruitments : BEST Undertaking Mumbai

Recruitments: "Advertisement for the post of Junior cleaner in BEST Undertaking, Mumbai."

Special Recruitment Drive for Special Backward Class Community

Tax exemption on postal savings account interest capped at Rs 3,500 - Economic Times

Tax exemption on postal savings account interest capped at Rs 3,500 - Economic Times: "Tax exemption on postal savings account interest capped at Rs 3,500"

Seven cheaper and tax-efficient services available at the post office - Economic Times

Seven cheaper and tax-efficient services available at the post office - Economic Times: "Seven cheaper and tax-efficient services available at the post office"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Insertion of Rule -389-A in Foreign Post Manual.

Government of India
y of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
          (CF Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001

No: 71-1212010-CF                                                                                                                                           Dated: 14.06.2011

Subject : Insertion of Rule -389-A in Foreign Post Manual.

The undersigned has been directed to convey the Secretary, Department of Posts Order regarding insertion of Rule 389-A in the Foreign Post Manual with immediate effect to deal with settlement of Bills relating to carriage of Foreign Outward Air / Salmail by different Airlines. The same may be circulated to all concerned.
Rule 389 A
Accounting and Settlement of bills relating to Carriage of AIR / SAL Mails:
i.         All claims made by Airlines for carriage of Air / SAL mails shall be settled on the basis of CN 51 and CN 66 generated from IPS.
ii.         The Offices of Exchange sending mails including LC/AO, Parcels and EMS by air shall generate all delivery bills on IPS.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Google released new wave of Chromebooks.

Features available in Chromebooks are as follows. :
Instant web
Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash®. In fact, Chromebooks are designed to get faster over time as updates are released.
Always connected*
It's easy to get connected anytime and anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi and 3G. As your Chromebook boots up, it quickly connects to your favorite wireless network so you're on the web right from the start. 3G models include a free 100 MB per month of mobile data from Verizon Wireless so you can keep working around home and on the go.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Meghdoot Award for the year 2009 and 2010

Department of Posts, India vide Memo No. I0 1- 1i20I 1-SPl l - l l dated 14thJune, 2011

The following officials have been selected for conferring Meghdoot Awards for the year 2009 & 2010:- Shri Ramesh Duarah, Gramin Dak Sewak BPM, Assam Circle, Shri Yashmel Singh, GDS BPM, Himachal Pradesh Circle, Smt. Swarna Devi, Postman, J&K Circle, Shri Yadati Murali Krishna Prasad, Postman, AP Cirlce, Shri Yoginder Singh Kanwar, Postal Assistant, H.P. Circle, Shri Ranjit Baishya, Postal Assistant, Assam Circle, Smt. N. Anuradha, Sorting Assistant, Karnataka Circle, Shri Bishnupada Dash, SPM, Orissa Cirlce, Shri S.N. Dhoundiyal, Assistant Superintendent of Posts, Delhi Circle Shri Ravi Prakash Dewa, Assistant Superintendent of Posts, Gujarat Circle, Smt. R.P. Chitra Devi, Assistant Postmaster General, T.N. Circle, Shir Amir Kharkongor, Postal Assistant, N.E. Circle, Shri Korrapati Ravi Babu, ADG, Directorate, Smt. S. Jeyarubah Ruth Ebenezer, Postal Assistant, T.N. Circle, Smt. Chintapalli Radhakrishna Veni, Mail Overseer, A.P. Circle.       

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office brings collaborative multi-person editing to the familiar Microsoft® Office experience. You can share, backup and simultaneously edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint® and Excel® documents with colleagues.

Google Cloud Connect is a plug-in for Microsoft Office® 2003, 2007, and 2010 that lets you share and edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents simultaneously with other people in your organization. You get the collaboration benefits of Google Docs, while still using Microsoft Office.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Workshop on India Post International Services

A workshop on India Post Internatinal Services is being organised in Foreign Post, Mumbai - 400 001. One supervisor and one PA working on the MPCM counter from Mumbai region will attend the same on 11/06/2011 from 10.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs at

Venue : Conference Hall
              O/o Postmaster General ( FP & Mktg )
              Videsh Dak Bhavan, Mumbai - 400 001.

Program Schedule

Directorate clarification on Syllabus & Supply of Model Question papers in New Examination System : Conducting LDCE for the year 2011

A copy of Postal Directorate Letter No. A-34020/08/2010-DE dated 30.05.2011 on the above subject is reproduced below :-

I am directed to say that after introduction of New Examination System in the Department of Posts, Applications under RTI Act 2005 are being received from several candidates seeking following clarifications on the syllabus prescribed for different examinations :-

(i) Intimate the Postal Manuals in which the syllabus/subjects are available ;
(ii) What is meant by " Accounts" ?
(iii) What is meant by " Material Management" ?
(iv) Model Question Papers suggested by the Examiners to the Department for adoption in the Examination ;

2. It is clarified that as per the new system of departmental examinations, all the Question Papers will be objective type Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) pattern and no books are prescribed. Candidates have to acquire knowledge from the following sources :

(i) With reference to the available Postal Manuals in the PSDs/ Indiapost Website.
(ii) Approved reference Books like FRs/SRs, Manual of Office Procedures, Marketing etc.which are already available in the market and also
(iii) From the experience gained by the candidates in their day to day work.

3. It is also informed that there is no scope for supply of Model Question Papers as the Question Papers will be objective type (MCQ pattern) and will mostly be given on the subjects prescribed in the syllabus and a single answer has to be given by the candidate. This may be circulated among all the candidates.

Amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 - Notification regarding

No. 38/80/2008-P&PW (A) (Part II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare

 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003
Dated : 8th June 2011
The Manager,
Govt. of India Press,
Mayapuri, Ring Road,
New Delhi 110064

Subject: Amendment to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 - Notification regarding


I am to forward herewith a copy of Notification in duplicate (English & Hindi version) on the above subject and to request that the same may be published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (ii).

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Join Indian Navy : 10+2 Cadet (B Tech) Entry Scheme

Applications are invited from UNMARRIED MALE CANDIDATES (fulfilling the conditions of nationality as laid down by the Govt of India) to join the prestigious Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala under 10+2 Cadet (B Tech) Entry Scheme.

If you join the INDIAN NAVY you are choosing more than just a job. We offer a unique way of exploring your life and provide ample opportunities to exploit your potential in every sphere of life. We provide a level of security and comfort that is almost unheard of in civilian life.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Maternity & Paternity Leave

Time limit for availing Paternity Leave:

Q My wife gave birth to our first child on 8-8-2010. I applied for Paternity Leave from 4-2-2011 to 18-2-2011. But our Administration denied the leave for 15 days saying that under the existing rule, we have to exhaust the Paternity Leave within six month from the date of delivery. Since the date of delivery is 8-8-2010, the six months period expires on 7-2-2011 as such the Paternity Leave can be sanctioned from 4-2-2011 to 7-2-2011. Please state whether the action taken by the Administration is in order.
A Paternity Leave has to be availed within six months from the date of delivery of the child and there is no provision that it should be exhausted within that period. Hence, the contention of your office is not correct.

Medical Certificate not required for availing Maternity Leave:

Q Is it necessary as per rules for a female Govt. employee to produce MC before proceeding on Maternity Leave?
A Few instances have been noticed where Maternity Leave has been denied for want of MC while commuted leave without MC in continuation of Maternity Leave has been sanctioned. So, Production of Medical Certificate is not necessary for availing Maternity Leave.

Maternity Leave to a female Govt. Servant who married a widower having two surviving children:

Q I got married to a person whose wife expired leaving behind two children. Consequent to my marriage, I gave birth to a child and my Controlling Authority sanctioned me Maternity Leave, as per Leave Rules since female employees having less than two surviving children are entitled to maternity Leave.
A However, the authorities are of the opinion that soon after my marriage, I became mother of two children of my husband who were born through his first wife and the child born to me is to be considered as third child in the family and accordingly seeking clarification from our higher authorities regarding admissibility of Maternity Leave. Kindly clarify.
On getting married to a person, the lady automatically becomes the STEPMOTHER of his children and NOT the mother. In the present case, the female Govt. servant is entitled to Maternity Leave since she is having less than two surviving children.
Maternity leave can be granted from the date of its commencement and need not necessarily be with relevance to delivery:

Q Due to complication in my pregnancy, Doctor has advised me to take care of my child before and after delivery. Hence I applied for maternity leave for 135 days from 1-11-1999, thought he expected date of delivery is 2-2-2000. But our Administrative Officer refused to grant ML prior to delivery on the grounds that ML can be granted only from the date of its commencement vide Rule 43 (1) of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, and according to his interpretation, "from the date of commencement" means "from the date of delivery". Kindly let me know what is the actual meaning of this sentence.
A Maternity leave is admissible for 135 days from the date of commencement of such leave and it does not have any relevance to the date of delivery.
45 days Maternity leave on account of abortion/miscarriage admissible in the entire service can be availed on more than one occasion:

Q I had to undergo an abortion in November, 1999 and applied 7 days leave out of 45 days admissible to me. Again I had to undergo another abortion in August, 2002 and applied for 21 days leave out of the remaining 38 days leave admissible to me. However, the same was not sanctioned on the grounds that maternity leave on account of miscarriage/abortion can be availed only once in the entire service period. Kindly clarify.
A As per Rule 43(3) of CCS(Leave)Rules, 1972, the total period of maternity leave on account of miscarriage/abortion should be restricted to 45 days in the entire career of a female Govt. servant and it need not be in one occasion only. The contention of your leave sanctioning authority that Maternity Leave on account of miscarriage/abortion can be availed only once in the entire period of service is not correct.

Leave in continuation of maternity leave in the case of temporary employees:

Q Rule 43(4)(b) of CCS(Leave)Rules, 1972 is a new addition to the Leave Rules made in the interest of family welfare- for the healthy growth of the new born baby and/or restoration of the mother's health. This is part of the maternity benefit. When the leave Rules itself have not made any distinction between temporary Govt. servant and permanent Govt. servant for the grant of maternity leave, the restriction for the grant of EOL in continuation of maternity leave to temporary Govt. servants seems an unnecessary irritance. On a plain reading it is clear that the provision has been made in relaxation of the general rule. Had it been subject to the limits prescribed in Rule 32 it should have been mentioned as such. Kindly clarify.
A We fully agree with you that maternity leave is a welfare measure in that no distinction is made between permanent and temporary employees. Rules 43(4)(b) of CCS(Leave) Rules provides for the grant of leave of the kind due and admissible up to a maximum of one year in continuation of maternity leave. No doubt, this includes EOL also. However, the relaxation given is only the exemption of medical certificates for grant of Commuted Leave [ Rule 30(1)] and LND [Rule 31(1)] for which production of medical certificate is compulsory in the normal course. Had the intention of the Govt. been to waive the limit in the amount of EOL to temporary employees, they would have certainly worded the sub-rule as "Notwithstanding the requirement of production of medical certificate contained in sub-rule (1) of Rule 30 or subrule (1) of Rule 31 and also the provision sub-rule (2) of Rule 32". Therefore, the limit in the grant of EOL to temporary employees is very well there.

Surviving children does not include step child for eligibility of Maternity Leave I have one child by birth to me and one step child:

Q Recently I applied for maternity leave for my second child, for which my office has directed me to apply for other kinds of leave, since the ML can be granted to female employees with less than two surviving children only. Kindly clarify whether the term "surviving children" includes the step child also.
A For the purpose of grant of maternity leave to female employees, expression "with less than two surviving children" does not include stepchild/children. In as much as you have only one surviving child, you are eligible for the grant of ML under the said rule. If the intention of the rule-makers was to include stepchildren also, they would have made provision in the said rule itself to the effect that "children, including, stepchildren".

Source : Gconnect.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Free Antivirus and other Softwares from Google Pack

Google provides free softwares through his Google Pack, which is contains following software.
Download Link : Google Pack

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    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Windows 8 Previewed by Microsoft

    At the D9 conference on June 01, 2011, Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky joined Walt Mossberg on stage to discuss more about the future of Windows. And Steven brought Corporate Vice President of Windows Program Management, Julie Larson-Green with him to show a demo of the next generation of Windows – internally codenamed “Windows 8” – in action.......

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    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    Money Order through Mobile Phone

    The joint technological venture of India Post and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) — moble-based money transfer service — was launched by the Union Minister of States for Home Affairs and Communications and Information Technology, Gurudas Kamat, on Wednesday.

    For the inaugural launch, Kamat transferred Rs 1,000 to Helpage India, an NGO in Patna, using the service.
    The transaction was projected live to the gathering, while the reaction of the receivers in Patna was also screened through video conferencing.

    “We already have web-based money transfer services like e-money order and instant money order. Everyone has mobile phones and with a network of hundred and fifty-five thousand post offices, we aim at reducing the cost of money order commission so that workers can easily send money back home,” said Radhika Doraiswamy, Secretary (Posts) to the Union Government and Director General of the Department of Posts, in her keynote address.

    Department of Posts, India Launch Franchising Scheme

    In consonance with the 10th Plan policy imperatives, an innovative method has been conceived by the Department for providing better access to postal counter services by opening franchised outlets in areas where a post office cannot be opened as per departmental norms. The scheme has been approved by the Hon’ble MoC & IT for launch. This scheme also figures in the Prime Minister’s Thrust Areas. The scheme has been launched through DDG (E&PN) D.O. letter of even number from 1.2.07 in 100 identified locations of specified Circles. The following orders are hereby issued for immediate implementation of the scheme.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    Unique Identification number (UID) : UIDAI

    PTC Myosre is released UIDAI setup for installation in Post Office.

    Download Link : UIDAI Setup for Post Office

    Aadhaar: The UID brand name and logo

    The brand name of the Unique Identification number (UID) will be Aadhaar. The name and logo for the unique numbers to be issued by the UIDAI have been developed keeping in mind the transformational potential of the program. Together, they communicate the essence and spirit of the UIDAI's mandate to people across the country.

    Aadhar Usage :

    Recovery Tool : Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta

    Microsoft prepared a recovery tool called Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta, which help you to start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. In addition, Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or if the installed solution can’t detect or remove malware on your PC.