Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Apple Logo - Neven Mrgan's tumbl

The Apple Logo - Neven Mrgan's tumbl

The logo of Apple Inc. is among the best-known and best-designed in the world. It has lasted thirty-four years, and we have little reason to think it’ll be replaced any time soon.

It wasn’t designed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Paul Rand, or Jonathan Ive. It was designed by an advertising man called Rob Janoff. You’ve likely never seen any other work by Mr. Janoff.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Screenshot of Apple CED Steve Jobs’s Calendar - Nitrozac and Snaggy - Voices - AllThingsD

Screenshot of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s Calendar - Nitrozac and Snaggy - Voices - AllThingsD

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Speed Net Ver 3.1.2Version with Revision Date as on30/08/2011

Speed Net Team, Centre For Excellence In Postal Technology, PTC, Mysore is releasing an Revision Update to Speed Net Ver 3.1.2 Version with Revision Date as on 30/08/2011.

1. SpeedNet Set-Up for P2P Offices to use it along with UID Booking Module.

2. Two important solutions given as below.

A. Change in the BNPL Booking Message for Excel File Upload and Range Scan - Change in the internal process in the software. This is to fix the problem of Excel File Article Message Data getting mixed up with Range Scan Articles Message Data -when the two types of booking are executed at the same point of time from two different systems. There is possibility of missing Pin Codes due to this mixing of message data which is avoided through this updation.

B. Solution for Shift End error in SpeedNet where it is configured with No Sets.

Solution for Shift End error - "Unknown"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO) and Inspector of Postal Examination, 2011

A- 34012/02/2011-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Recruitment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi – 110001

Dated 30.08.2011
1. All Heads of Circles
2.Addl. DG APS West Block III. Wing No. 5, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110067
3.BD and PLI Directorates
4.Directors, Postal Staff College India Ghaziabad and Postal Training Centres

Sub: - Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO) and Inspector of Postal Examination, 2011

I am directed to refer to this office letters No. A-34012/02/2011-DE and No. A-34012/04/2011-DE dated 26.04.2011 wherein the dates of Examination were notified as 4th September 2011 for LGO and 3rd & 4th September 2011 for Inspector of Posts.
2. It is informed that the above mentioned two Examinations have been postponed until further orders. The dates of both the Examinations will be intimated very soon. Please inform all concerned candidates.
3. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

Yours faithfully
(L. Mohan Rao)
Assistant Director General (DE)
Monday, August 29, 2011

CCS (Leave) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2011.

CCS (Leave) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2011.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

History of Indian Tricolor - My India, My Pride - Know India: National Portal of India

History of Indian Tricolor - My India, My Pride - Know India: National Portal of India

Flag Code

On 26th January 2002, the Indian flag code was modified and after several years of independence, the citizens of India were finally allowed to hoist the Indian flag over their homes, offices and factories on any day and not just National days as was the case earlier. Now Indians can proudly display the national flag any where and any time, as long as the provisions of the Flag Code are strictly followed to avoid any disrespect to the tricolour. For the sake of convenience, Flag Code of India, 2002, has been divided into three parts. Part I of the Code contains general description of the National Flag. Part II of the Code is devoted to the display of the National Flag by members of public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc. Part III of the Code relates to display of the National Flag by Central and State governments and their organisations and agencies.

There are some rules and regulations upon how to fly the flag, based on the 26 January 2002 legislation. These include the following:

The Do's:

  • The National Flag may be hoisted in educational institutions (schools, colleges, sports camps, scout camps, etc.) to inspire respect for the Flag. An oath of allegiance has been included in the flag hoisting in schools.
  • A member of public, a private organization or an educational institution may hoist/display the National Flag on all days and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise consistent with the dignity and honour of the National Flag.
  • Section 2 of the new code accepts the right of all private citizens to fly the flag on their premises.

The Don'ts

  • The flag cannot be used for communal gains, drapery, or clothes. As far as possible, it should be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of the weather.
  • The flag cannot be intentionally allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water. It cannot be draped over the hood, top, and sides or back of vehicles, trains, boats or aircraft.
  • No other flag or bunting can be placed higher than the flag. Also, no object, including flowers or garlands or emblems can be placed on or above the flag. The tricolour cannot be used as a festoon, rosette or bunting.

More information on Flag Code of India (282 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window)

The Indian National Flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. It is the symbol of our national pride. Over the last five decades, several people including members of armed forces have ungrudgingly laid down their lives to keep the tricolour flying in its full glory

Friday, August 26, 2011

The History OF Money

The History OF Money

BarterPaper Currency
First Metal MoneyWampum
SilverGold Standard
Leather CurrencyDepression
NosesToday and Tomorrow
The first people didn't buy goods from other people with money. They used barter. Barter is the exchange of personal possessions of value for other goods that you want. This kind of exchange started at the beginning of humankind and is still used today. From 9,000-6,000 B.C., livestock was often used as a unit of exchange. Later, as agriculture developed, people used crops for barter. For example, I could ask another farmer to trade a pound of apples for a pound of bananas.
At about 1200 B.C. in China, cowry shells became the first medium of exchange, or money. The cowry has served as money throughout history even to the middle of this century.
First Metal Money
China, in 1,000 B.C., produced mock cowry shells at the end of the Stone Age. They can be thought of as the original development of metal currency. In addition, tools made of metal, like knives and spades, were also used in China as money. From these models, we developed today's round coins that we use daily. The Chinese coins were usually made out of base metals which had holes in them so that you could put the coins together to make a chain.
At about 500 B.C., pieces of silver were the earliest coins. Eventually in time they took the appearance of today and were imprinted with numerous gods and emperors to mark their value. These coins were first shown in Lydia, or Turkey, during this time, but the methods were used over and over again, and further improved upon by the Greek, Persian, Macedonian, and Roman empires. Not like Chinese coins, which relied on base metals, these new coins were composed from scarce metals such as bronze, gold, and silver, which had a lot of intrinsic value.
Leather Currency
In 118 B.C., banknotes in the form of leather money were used in China. One-foot square pieces of white deerskin edged in vivid colors were exchanged for goods. This is believed to be the beginning of a kind of paper money.
During the ninth century A.D., the Danes in Ireland had an expression "To pay through the nose." It comes from the practice of cutting the noses of those who were careless in paying the Danish poll tax.
Paper Currency
From the ninth century to the fifteenth century A.D., in China, the first actual paper currency was used as money. Through this period the amount of currency skyrocketed causing severe inflation. Unfortunately, in 1455 the use of the currency vanished from China. European civilization still would not have paper currency for many years.
In 1500, North American Indians engaged in potlach, a term that describes the exchange of gifts at banquets, dances, and various rituals. Since the trading of gifts was so important in figuring the leaders’ community status, potlach went out of control as the gifts became more extravagant in an effort to surpass others' gifts.
In 1535, though likely well before this earliest recorded date, strings of beads made from clam shells, called wampum, are used by North American Indians as money. Wampummeans white, the color of the clam shells and the beads.
Gold Standard
In 1816, England made gold a benchmark of value. This meant that the value of currency was pegged to a certain number of ounces of gold. This would help to prevent inflation of currency. The U.S. went on the gold standard in 1900.
Because of the depression of the 1930's, the U.S. began a world wide movement to end tying currency to gold. Today, few nations tie the value of their currency to the price of gold. Other government and financial institutions now try to control inflation.
At present, nations continue to change their currencies. For example, the U.S. has already changed its $100 and $20 banknotes. More changes are in the works.
TomorrowTomorrow is already here. Electronic money (or digital cash) is already being exchanged over the Internet.
Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome to the Indiapost Web Site

Welcome to the Indiapost Web Site

India Post wins Today’s Traveller award


Best Customer Service Organisation 2011

The fifth edition of ‘Today’s Traveller’ award function to recognize and honour outstanding performers in the corporate, travel & tourism sector was held on 23rd August 2011 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Satyanarayan Mahapooja - MUMBAI FOREIGNPOST - Picasa Web Albums

Photos of Satyanarayan Mahapooja organised at Mumbai Foreign Post Office on Aug 19, 2011 is available at following link.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Print Your Own Booklets

Booklet printing can be extremely useful when you consider taking printouts of documents that consist of fifty or more pages. Consider a hundred page ebook that needs to be printed. What most of us would normally think of doing would be to take a print of all hundred pages. Now, when you print in a booklet format the number of pages required is almost halved and you also have the freedom of converting your prints into compact booklets.

There are several ways of proceeding with this task, but if you do not have any intention of spending money you can simply follow the method shown below. All you will need is a registered copy of MS Office. Keep in mind that the method shown applies to Word 2007, though the process should work for any version of MS Office. The only difference might be in the page setup dialog.

Create booklets using MS Word

Adjusting margins and layout
STEP 1: Open the document or ebook that needs to be printed. Click on “file| Page setup”. You should be in the margins tab by default. If not, select "Margins". Now, set the margins as follows – Top: 0.8”, Bottom: 0.6”, Inside: 0.3”, Outside: 0.7”, Gutter: 0.6”, Gutter position: Left. Once you have set the
margins, change the orientation to “Landscape” and choose “Book Fold” from the “Multiple pages” drop down menu. Leave “Sheets per booklet” to auto. Now click on the Layout tab and change the header and footer to 0.39” and 0.25”. If your document includes pictures, make sure that they are resized before a print command is given; else they tend to get cropped from the edges.
Setting up the Printer
STEP 2: Once you are done setting up the page you will now need to make a few changes in the print menu. Click on “Properties” and select “paper orientation” as “Landscape”, and change paper size to “A4”. Now go to “Extras” and select “Print odd pages”. Make sure “Manual duplex” mode is tagged on the print menu. Also make sure that the tray is empty. Click on ‘OK’ to confirm. Manual printing instructions: To be able to get page number 2 on the opposite side you will need to feed in the page that has already been printed with the even side or number facing the printer tray.

For example, if you have a total of 32 pages to print, the first print will have page 1 and 32 printed on the same side of the sheet. The next print will have page 2 and 31. So to print page 2 opposite page 1 you will need to place the paper with page 32 facing the printer tray. After you have fi nished printing all odd pages return to the print dialog and select “Print even pages”.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Small Savings Accounts in Post Offices

The number of operational small savings accounts in the Department of Post as on 30/6/2011 are 264585266 and the amount deposited therein by the common man as on June 2011 is 3728154388 (Rs in thousands)
The number of accounts closed by customers during the last one year is 40950379.
The collections under all small savings schemes are credited to National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) and the opening balance as per Budget Estimates 2011-12 is Rs. 7,99,386.51 crore.
The small savings schemes continue to enjoy investor confidence as the risk-return equation of these schemes is favourable with the benefits of liquidity, accessibility, tax incentives and implicit sovereign guarantee. The Government has taken the following steps to make the small savings schemes more attractive and investor friendly:-
The restriction on opening of more than one account during a calendar month under the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been removed with effect from 24th May, 2007.
All categories of pensioners have been allowed to open and maintain ‘Pension Account’ under Post Office Savings Account Rules, with effect from 11th July, 2007.
The penalty on pre-mature withdrawal of deposits under the Post Office Monthly Income Account (POMIA) scheme has been rationalised from 3.5% to 2% on withdrawal on or before expiry of three years and 1% on withdrawal after expiry of three years.
The maximum deposit ceilings of Rs. 3.00 lakh and Rs. 6.00 lakh under the Post Office Monthly Income Account (POMIA) scheme has been raised to Rs. 4.5 lakh and Rs. 9.00 lakh in respect of single and joint accounts respectively.
Bonus at the rate of 5 per cent on the deposits made under Post Office Monthly Income Account (POMIA) Scheme on or after 8th December, 2007 upon the maturity of the deposit had been reintroduced.
The benefit of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 has been extended to the investments made under 5-Year Post Office Time Deposits Account and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, with effect from 1.4.2007.
A website of the National Savings Institute under Government of India, Ministry of Finance has also been launched to facilitate interface with the public through wider dissemination of information on small savings and on-line registration and settlement of investors grievances. The website address is nsiindia.gov.in.
This statement was given by Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State Communication and Information Technology in response to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Error receiving emos in new emoclient setup (meghdoot version 7.0)

Issue in emoclient setup Installation (meghdoot version 7.0) 

The offices where installation done from new emoclient setup has reported some errors in receiving emos.
Such offices may  replace existing emo client exe with emo client exe available  in ftp://ftp.ptcinfo.org/Meghdoot7/Updates/eMO/.   Then they need to request for resend emos through divisional administrator web login.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

India Post Print_to_Post_Operating_Procedure

: India Post :

Print to Post Service

Standard Operating Procedure
Accounting Procedur

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

India Post UID_operating_procedure

India Post Standard Operating procedure for Printing, Booking, Transmission & Delivery of letters carrying UID Numbers of residents .......

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool: Marathi

Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool

Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool helps to enter Indian language text easily into any application in Microsoft Windows or on any page on the Web. The primary input mechanism is transliteration. Additionally, it provides a visual keyboard to assist with editing words that do not transliterate properly.
Using Microsoft ILIT in an application on Windows 7
Saturday, August 13, 2011

R Net Training Procedure

R net training

R Net Training Procedure
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Independence Day - Spotlight: National Portal of India

Independence Day - Spotlight: National Portal of India: "

"A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance."

August 15th is a day of celebration, a day when we rejoice in our freedom and pay homage to those who laid down their lives winning it for us. A festival every Indian holds dearest to his heart, Independence Day commemorates the arduous journey that was undertaken by millions of brave Indians to break away from the shackles of colonial rule.


The Indian Independence Struggle had many chapters - from the Revolt of 1857 to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, from the Non-Cooperation Movement to the Salt Satyagraha - and many more. India went through a long and tough journey that included numerous national and regional drives, with the two main weapons used being Truth and Non-Violence.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Reliance Intros An All New 3G Tablet

Reliance Intros An All New 3G Tablet

Indian telecommunications giant Reliance is launching a new 3G+Wi-Fi tablet, which will be rolled out with the company's bundled 3G packages.
This 7" tablet seems like the best bet for customers looking for a pocket friendly tablet to carry around at all times. TheReliance 3G Tab, as it is known, comes with a decent feature set which could easily motivate customers to purchase it right away. The tablet comes with 512 MB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable memory via SD cards (comes with a free 4 GB card), 2 MP rear camera as well as a front facing camera for video calls, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The tablet, apparently, will come preloaded with a bunch of handy business and social networking apps such as Documents To Go, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The best part of the tablet, however, is its pricing. Priced at a mere Rs 12,999, the Reliance 3G Tab promises to be one of the cheapest tablets in the market. That being said, one can't purchase the device by simply paying the amount. A user has to select from a bunch of data packages bundled with free data usage. The company is offering monthly as well as annual data plans for the customers to choose from. Monthly data packages are offered in two variants, one promising an annual savings of about Rs 1,812 with 2 GB of free data and the other Rs 4,812 with 5 GB of free data. Head over to Reliance to get more info on all the data plans.
The Reliance Tab has been launched in Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata and other 3G enabled regions will follow soon. Users can head over to the respective Relianc
Publish Poste Mobile and Reliance World outlets in the city for more info on the availability of the tablet. The Reliance Tab could pose serious competition to other 7" tablets in the market, especially with the reasonable pricing. Let's see how things turn out in the coming days.
Friday, August 12, 2011

Web connectivity in all post offices by 2012-13 - Tech News - IBNLive

Web connectivity in all post offices by 2012-13 - Tech News - IBNLive: "New Delhi:

All post offices across the country will have internet connectivity by 2012-13, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday.
'All the Departmental Post Offices and Branch Post Offices in the country would be provided with network connectivity by 2012-13 under the India Post Technology Project 2012,' the minister said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
According to the minister, 22,360 post offices have already been provided computers.

The India Post Technology Project 2012 aims to upgrade post offices in terms of technological infrastructure."
Friday, August 12, 2011

India Post : Post Office Savings Schemes

Post Office Savings Schemes
Interest Payable, Rates, Periodicity etc.
Investment Limits and Denominations
Salient features including Tax Rebate
3.5% per annum on individual/ joint accounts.
Minimum INR 50/-. Maximum INR 1,00,000/- for an individual account. INR 2,00,000/- for joint account.
Cheque facility available. Interest Tax Free.
On maturity INR 10/- account fetches INR 728.90/-. Can be continued for another 5 years on year to year basis.
Rate of interest 7.5% (quarterly compounded).
Minimum INR 10/- per month or any amount in multiples of INR 5/-. No maximum limit.
One withdrawal upto 50% of the balance allowed after one year. Full maturity value allowed on R.D. Accounts restricted to that of INR. 50/- denomination in case of death of depositor subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. 6 & 12 months advance deposits earn rebate.
Interest payable annually but calculated quarterly.
Period Rate
1 yr. A/c 6.25%
2 yr. A/c 6.50%
3 yr. A/c 7.25%
5 yr. A/c 7.50%
Minimum INR 200/- and in multiple thereof. No maximum limit.
Account may be opened by individual. 2,3 & 5 year account can be closed after 1 year at discount. Account can also be closed after six months but before one year without interest. The investment under this scheme qualify for the benefit of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 from 1.4.2007.
8% per annum payable i.e. INR 80/- will be paid every month on a deposit of INR 12000/-.
In multiples of INR 1500/- Maximum INR 4.5 lakhs in single account and INR 9 lakhs in joint account.
Maturity period is 6 years. Can be prematurely encashed after one year but before 3 years at the discount of 2% of the deposit and after 3 years at the discount of 1% of the deposit. (Discount means deduction from the deposit.) A bonus of 5% on principal amount is admissible on maturity in respect of MIS accounts opened on or after 8.12.07.
8% per annum (compounded yearly).
Minimum INR. 500/- Maximum INR. 70,000/- in a financial year. Deposits can be made in lumpsum or in 12 installments.
Deposits qualify for deduction from income under Sec. 80C of IT Act. Interest is completely tax-free. Withdrawal is permissible every year from 7th financial year. Loan facility available from 3rd Financial year. No attachment under court decree order.
Money doubles in 8 years & 7 months. Facility for premature encashment.
Rate of interest 8.4% (compounded yearly)
No limit on investment. Available in denominations of INR. 100/-, INR. 500/-, INR. 1000/-, INR. 5000/-, INR. 10,000/-, in all Post Offices and INR. 50,000/- in all Head Post Offices.
A single holder type certificate may be issued to an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or to a minor, can also be purchased jointly by two adults.
8% Interest compounded six monthly but payable at maturity. INR. 100/- grows to INR 160.10 after 6 years.
Minimum INR. 100/- No maximum limit available in denominations of INR. 100/-, 500/-, 1000/-, 5000/- & INR. 10,000/-.
A single holder type certificate can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or to a minor. Deposits quality for tax rebate under Sec. 80C of IT Act.
The interest accruing annually but deemed to be reinvested will also qualify for deduction under Section 80C of IT Act.
9% per annum, payable from the date of deposit of 31st March/30th Sept/31st December in the first instance & thereafter, interest shall be payable on 31st March, 30th June, 30th Sept and 31st December.
There shall be only one deposit in the account in multiple of INR.1000/- maximum not exceeding rupees fifteen lakh.
Maturity period is 5 years. A depositor may operate more than a account in individual capacity or jointly with spouse. Age should be 60 years or more, and 55 years or more but less than 60 years who has retired on superannuation or otherwise on the date of opening of account subject to the condition that the account is opened within one month of receipt of retirement benefits. Premature closure is allowed after one year on deduction of 1.5% interest & after 2 years 1% interest. TDS is deducted at source on interest if the interest amount is more than INR 10,000/- p.a. The investment under this scheme qualify for the benefit of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 from 1.4.2007.
Sec 80C benefit: Investments up to INR 1 lakh in specified securities (maximum of INR 70,000 in PPF) qualify for deduction
· Compounded half-yearly
· Compounded yearly
· Compounded quarterly
· Payable quarterly
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS


Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108

                                   No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)
Dated, the 27th July, 2011



The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS, under Continuous Empanelment Scheme, which was notified vide Office Memorandum of even number dated 8th December, 2010.
Monday, August 08, 2011

List of Recognised Hospitals Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

List of Recognised Hospitals in Mumbai


Name and Address

Procedures for which empanelled
K. J. Somaiya Hospital & Research Centre, Somaiya Ayurvihar, Near Everard Nagar, Eastern Express High, Sion (W), Mumbai 400 022 [Tel: 022 – 2402 0933 / 2409 0253]

General, Specialised purpose (IOL Implant, Laparoscopic surgery, TURP, USG / Colour Doppler & Joint Replacement) and diagnostic procedures (Laboratory services, USG / Colour Doppler, X – Ray)
Balaji Hospital, Victoria Road, Cross Lane III, Byculla (E), Mumbai

Mjulti-speciality general purpose and specialised purpose in Cardiology & CTVS, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology including Dialysis, Orthopaedic surgery, including joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Oncology [Sur

Shree Ramakrishna Netralaya, A – Wing, Shree Balaji Apartment, Near Risk Care Hospital, 1st Floor, Near Makhamali Talao, L. B. S. Marg, Thane (W), Mumbai 400 061

Super-speciality Eye Care [Cataract / Glaucoma & Strabismus only].

Monday, August 08, 2011

SPECIALISTS SERVICES, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Ballard Estate  
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Thursday & Saturday
Sh. Mistry 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Monday & Thursday
Ballard Estate
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday