Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Microsoft Unveils a New Look

Microsoft unveils a new look. In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, Microsoft unveiled a new logo for the company on Thursday. It’s been 25 years since Microsoft  have updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as Microsoft prepare to release new versions of nearly all of  their products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. Read more about it in this Thursday post on The Official Microsoft Blog. That’s the new logo below.
Monday, August 27, 2012

The official address & telephone numbers of officers

Circular of Department of Posts No.29-l/2011-GA dated 23-8-2012 wherein the official address & telephone numbers of DDG[Establishment & Secretary(PSB)], DDG(Personnel) and DDG(Technology) has been circulated for information and record

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Treating Packers of Foreign Post as skilled labourers : IMPLEMENTATION OF JUDGEMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT DATED 29.07.2011 IN WP NO. 3225/2007 IN OA NO. 164/2005 IN THE MATTER OF DHARAM SINGH & OTHERS.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
Dak Bhawan,  Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001

No. 2-48/2011-PCC                                                                     Dated : 17 Aug 2012

      Chief Postmasters General
      Delhi/Maharashtra/TN/WB Circles


      In compliance to the judgement of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi dated 20.11.2006 in OA 164/2005 in the matter of Dharam Singh & others based on CAT Principal Bench judgement dated 03.12.1997 in OA 2724/1992 in the matter of Prem Singh & others & upheld by Delhi High Court judgement dated 29.07.2011 in WP No. 3225/2007 treating Packers of Foreign Post as skilled labourers and resultantly allowing the pay scale of Rs. 950-1500 since the date of 4th CPC implementation, the issue of grant of higher pay scale to the Packers working in four Foreign Post Offices located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata has been considered in this Directorate in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

2.      While the judgement dated 03.12.1997 referred to above stands already implemented in respect of the two applicants in OA No. 2724/1992, it has now been decided with concurrence of the Department of Expenditure , Ministry of Finance under UO Note No. F.12 (14)/E.III (B)/2003 dated 14.08.2012 to extend the benefit of pay scale to the applicants in OA 164/2005 and also to the similarly placed Packers of Foreign Post Offices located at Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai /Kolkata working in these offices. {Total 427 in number excluding 02 already allowed the benefit} who were re-designated as Mail Peons vide Department of Posts (Group ‘D’ Posts) Recruitment Rules, 2005 published vide GSR 44 dated 24.01.2005.

3.       Consequently such Packers of all the four Foreign Post Offices (Re-designated as Mail Peon & further re-designated as MTS in Group ‘C’) shall be allowed the pay scale of Rs. 950-1500 in place of Rs. 750-940 effective from 01.01.1986 and further replaced by the pay scale of Rs. 3050-4590 effective from 01.01.1996 and further placed in Rs. 5200-20200(PB-1) with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900 effective from 01.01.2006.

4.      This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Surender Kumar)
                                                                                             Assistant Director General(GDS/PCC
Friday, August 03, 2012

Microsoft new Email Service : Outlook.com

Microsoft introducing Outlook.com - Modern Email  Service for the Next Billion Mailboxes.  -- not a redesigned version of Hotmail.

Outlook.com is ready now to become your primary email service.

Connected to friends and co-workers, wherever they are. Over the last several years, social networks have become an incredibly popular place to share and communicate with friends and co-workers. At the same time, email use among people who use social networks actively has continued to increase. Outlook.com giving you the first email service that is connected to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype, to bring relevant context and communications to your email.

In the Outlook.com inbox, your personal email comes alive with photos of your friends, recent status updates and Tweets that your friend has shared with you, the ability to chat and video call - all powered by an always up-to-date contact list that is connected to your social networks. And, of course, you are in control of your experience - what you share, the networks you connect to, and your personal information.

It easy to get started with your current email address if you want to.
If you're a Hotmail customer and want to upgrade to the Outlook.co , just click "Upgrade" in the options menu of Hotmail. Your email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged, and you can send/receive email from your @hotmail.com or @msn.com or @live.com address. You'll experience it all in the new Outlook.com user interface. You can also add an @Outlook.com email address to your account if you want.

Using Gmail, Yahoo, or another email service? No problem - it's easy to try the preview by going to http://www.outlook.com/. If you have a Microsoft account, just log in and get started. If you don't, it's easy to create a new account with an @Outlook.com email address. Then you can set up Gmail or your other email service to forward your mail to Outlook.com and import your contacts and messages by following these instructions . This will let you use both services for now, but we think that over time, most people will prefer Outlook.com.

Don't have an email address? Go to Outlook.com and create a new one and you'll be up and running.

Once you're using Outlook.com, you can also set it up on your phone (Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other phone), tablet (Windows 8, iPad, and Android), in the new Outlook 2013 Preview, or in other mail apps you might use. And because Outlook.com supports Exchange ActiveSync, you can set it up just like you would your Exchange or Hotmail account.

People also use email to share photos and work together on documents. So outlook.com included free Office Web Apps -- Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote - which let you view and edit attachments without leaving your inbox. And Outlook.com comes with SkyDrive, so if you're sending photos, documents, or just about any other file, you can now put them on SkyDrive and stop worrying about attachment limits.