Wednesday, October 17, 2012

South Asian Postal Union

Ad Hoc Secretariat Of the South Asian Postal Union

The Postal administrations of the Afghanistan, Bangaladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to create a South Asian Postal Union......

The setting up of South Asian Postal Union was engaging the attention of South Asian countries for last few years. In the SAARC Summit held at Maldives in November 2011 it was decided to set up South Asian Postal Union.

In furtherance Government of India has set up the Ad Hoc Secretariat in July 2012. The Secretariat will be working on finalising the Draft Constitution and General Regulations for the South Asian Postal Union, developing the structure of a permanent secretariat, coordinating with the Postal Administrations of the SAARC Countries, the SAARC Secretariat, the UPU and other stakeholders.

The South Asian Postal Unions website is

Sunday, October 14, 2012

PLI/RPLI credit certificate in HOs and SOs

Total Viewer Software

A small reporting tool named Total Viewer developed by Sivakumar N.This tool will be very helpful for generating PLI/RPLI credit certificate in HOs and SOs, to know the dispatch details of registered article, etc.
Courtesy : Sivakumar N.
System Administrator
O/o Postmaster, Karunagappally
Kollam Division PIN 690518
Email :
For Latest Updates .... Always Visit -
Sunday, October 14, 2012


I am directed to invite a kind reference to the SPB-I Section Circular No 37 -33/2009-SPB-I dated 11.07.2013 and No 44-14/2009-SPB-I dated 12.07.2012 wherein the amendment to RRs of 2010 in respect of Postmen/Mail Guard and Multi Tasking Staff respectively were circulated to all the concerned..

2 Further attention of the Circles is also invited to SBPB-I Section Circular No 45-14(ii)/2012-SBP-I dated 31.07.2012 wherein the pattern and syllabus for the above said two Examinations were communicated. The Directorate vide letter No 45-14/2012-SPB-l dated 31.07.2012 issued detailed guidelines for conduct of the Examination to fill up the posts of Postmen/Mail guard and Multi Tasking Staff.

3. The SPB-I Section has ordered that the dates for holding the Examination will be communicated separately by DE Section.

4. Accordingly, the Competent Authority has now ordered to conduct the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Postmen/Mail Guard and Multi Tasking Staff as per the following schedule.

Schedule of activity
Postmen/Mail Guard
Multi Tasking staff
Issue of notification
Last date for receipt of Application
Issue of Admit cards
Date of Admit cards
Date of Examination
Timing of Examination
10.00 AM to 11.30 AM
10.00 AM to 11.30 AM
Date of declaration of result
Friday, October 12, 2012

Railways launch Rail Radar to track train movement on Google map

The Railways has launched an online application which allows the public to track movement of trains. The application, known as Rail Radar, is an interactive map on search engine google that can help passengers locate about 6,500 trains on real-time basis on both internet and their cell phones.

The application started by the Centre for Railway Information Systems -CRIS can be accessed through the railway website - ( ). Application will help users to find the exact geographical location of trains. To know the current status of a train, a passenger can enter a train name or number and the system will inform whether the train is delayed or running on time.
Click here to view Rail Radar
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Google launches free SMS service on Gmail for India

Sending SMS from Gmail :

In order to use this feature you have to enable the SMS (text messaging) in Chat lab.
You can send SMS messages to your contacts’ mobile phones using Gmail Chat. To do so from Gmail:
  1. Enter your contact’s name in the ‘Search or invite friends’ box in Chat, and select Send SMS from the box of options that appears to the right of your contact’s name. Or, if you already have a Chat window open for this contact, just click Options, and select Send SMS.
  2. In the dialog box, enter a phone number in the ‘Send SMS messages to this number’ field. This feature is only launched in selected countries. Click here for the list of supported countries and operators. If you are not located in one of these countries you can still use it, but you won't see the SMS option in Chat until you enable it manually in the Chat settings page.
  3. Click Save.
  4. A Chat window appears. Just type your message as you would normally. When you hit Enter, the message will be sent to the phone number you entered.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Dos Command

Accessibility Controls
Add Hardware Wizard
Add/Remove Programs
Administrative Tools
control admintools
Automatic Updates
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
Certificate Manager
Character Map
Check Disk Utility
Clipboard Viewer
Command Prompt
Component Services
Friday, October 05, 2012

Status of receipt of Your Application : India Post Postal/Sorting Assistant Direct Recruitment Examination 2011-2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Grant of Non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2011-12

Friday, October 05, 2012

Validity of Permission (referral) for six months for treatment / investigations in respect of CGHS beneficiaries availing treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension and other cardiac diseases, dialysis and cancer.

Validity of Permission (referral)  for six months for treatment / investigations in respect of CGHS beneficiaries availing treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension and other cardiac diseases, dialysis and cancer.
Click here for details
Friday, October 05, 2012

Cabinet OK's government employees hospital patient care allowance

In good news for about two lakh central government employees, the union cabinet Thursday approved doubling of existing rates of hospital patient care allowance.

Besides, it has decided to revise the existing rate of risk allowance given to central government employees engaged in hazardous duties across the country.

"The cabinet today approved revision of rates of Risk Allowance. Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance payable to about two lakh entitled central government employees are to double from existing rates with effect from September 1, 2008," an official statement said.
Friday, October 05, 2012

GPF Account information available on line soon

It was informed vide Controller General of Accounts, Dept of Expenditure under Ministry of Finance office Memorandum No. ITD-CGA/07-11/GPF-MIDS/Pt. file III/ dated 14.09.2012 that online facility for all Central Government Employees having General Provident Fund (GPF) Account to get the information regarding their GPF Accounts directly from Internet is being provided shortly. The subscribers will be able to view the current status of their request for GPF Withdrawal, Advances, Final Payment, Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (DLIS), and Transfer Out and balances, etc. Presently this system available to GPF Account holders coming under four PAOs of CISF, Ministry of Home Affairs and PAO (NIC).
As a step towards implementation this online GPF account information facility to all GPF Account holders, CGA has instructed all PAOs to capture the PAN Number details of all the GPF Accounts opened in their COMPACT database and also update their Date of Birth, Date of Joining Govt. Service and Date of Superannuation so that the multiple account numbers of a subscriber could be mapped and unique Id could be allotted.
The text of Office Memorandum dated 14.09.2012 issued in this regard is reproduced below.
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees - regarding

DOPT ( Department of Personnel and Training ) has issued clarification regarding
Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees - regarding
Thursday, October 04, 2012

ACRs with below benchmark grading considered in past DPCs - reg.

DOPT ( Department of Personnel and Training ) issued office memorandum regarding ACRs with below benchmark grading considered in past DPCs.

Click here to View the office memorandum regarding ACRs with below benchmark grading considered in past DPCs.
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Clarification regarding MACP (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme )

No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) (Vol.11)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (D)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 4th October, 2012

Subject:               Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees — Clarification regarding

Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19.05.2009 with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). Pursuant to the discussions in the meeting of National Advisory Committee held on 17.7.2012 and subsequent meeting on 27.07.2012 held with the Staff Side and in continuation to clarifications issued vide this Department's O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) (Vol.11) dated 01.11.2010, it is further clarified as under:

 2.(i) Financial upqradation under MACPS in the case of staff who joined another unit/organisation on request:
Monday, October 01, 2012

SpeedNet Version 3.1.2 Update 6 Release dated 29/09/2012

SpeedNet Version 3.1.2 Update 6 Release dated 29/09/2012

I.    Purpose of Release
II.   Prerequisites
III.  Upgradation Procedure
IV.  Feedback/Error Reporting

I. Purpose of Release:

1.  Revision of Domestic Speed Post tariff w.e.f 01.10.2012 vide BD Dte 57-06/2011-BD&MD (pt) dated 21.09.2012.

2.  Restructuring of Speed Post Discount structure vide BD Dte 57-03/2012-BD&MD dated 24.09.2012.

3.  Inclusion of 'South Africa' in the list of countries for Speed Post booking as per new EMS Standard Agreement between South Africa and India Post communicated vide Dte (GB) 38-6/2010-DA dated 17.08.2012.

4.  Revision in the method of calculation of taxes and their rounding off communicated vide BD Dte 57-0/2011-BD&MD dated 21.09.2012. 

As per the latest communication, Service Tax, Edn. Cess and Higher Edn. Cess are to be rounded off together to the nearest rupee value instead of the current method of rounding up to the next higher rupee value.

5.  New Speednet Communication (C#.Net) module, which will replace the old Speednet Communication (VB 6.0).

Monday, October 01, 2012

Update-4 to Meghdoot 7.0 (Point of Sale & WNX)

Update-4 to Meghdoot 7.0 (Point of Sale) by
Centre for Excellence In Postal Technology, Mysore 570010

To be implemented From 1st October, 2012



As per CGM, BD & Mktg Directorate, New Delhi letter no. 57-06/2011-BD&MD (pt) dated 21.09.2012, Speed Post tariff has been revised w.e.f. 01-10-2012. Further it is clarified by PA Wing of Postal Directorate vide Letter No.PA/BK-I/Service Tax/2012-13/D-6029 dated 19-9-2012 that Service tax and education cess has to be rounded off as a single component to the nearest rupee, instead of round upwards.

Based on the afore said two orders, modifications to Point of Sale application have been done. Further the wnx.dll also has been modified and the updated version is made available.

Hence this release.