மே 30, 2015

No job cut in transformation of Postal Dept: Comm & IT Min

No job cut in transformation of Postal Dept: Comm & IT Min 

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence.The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks. 

There will be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured Friday. "I assure all employees that no one will lose their job during the transformation of Department of Post. There is a need for capacity building," Prasad tweeted while sharing highlights of his address to circle heads of Department of Posts. 

The Minister has been asking postal employees to transform themselves and help in transformation of post offices. "Computerisation of all Post Offices must be completed soon. This is my priority and I will personally monitor the progress of this work," he tweeted.

 The minister said that proposed Post Bank of India will be a game changer for the department as it will take financial inclusion to a new level. "Post offices must gear up for this," he said. The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks. Prasad said that DoP officers should reach out to eCommerce companies and offer them logistics services. "eCommerce is a great opportunity. India Post must use this opportunity to take eCommerce to the every corner of India," Prasad said. 

India Post has launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi, that will handle e-retailing exclusively. The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day. Online retail players such as Amazon, Paytm and Snapdeal are using the Postal Department's services for their parcels. He said that post offices in rural India must also improve their facilities and improve their visibility by placing sign boards so that people can locate it easily. "Department of Post has to play a bigger & more active role in transformation of India. No other govt agency has such deep understanding of India," Prasad tweeted.

Courtesy : Money Control


Western Union renews its ties with India Post


Western Union renews its ties with India Post
PTI May 25, 2015, 03.27PM IST
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MUMBAI: Global money transfer major Western Uniontoday said it has renewed its 14-year-old partnership withIndia Post, which is now in the race to become a payments bank.
After the renewed agreement, nearly 10,000 post offices will continue to serve as Western Union agents, it said in a statement here without revealing the tenure of the agreement.

Courtesy:  The Economic Times
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An article on India Post by Anupam Manur

Maximising the post office
ANUPAM MANUR

“India Post can play a big role in the fulfilment of the government’s social objectives.” Picture shows a pensioner leaving a post office in Byalahalli village, Karnataka. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Instead of hamstringing public sector banks with social schemes, it is time to transfer many of these financial tasks to India Post.
Public sector bank employees are so overwhelmed by the sheer number of government-sponsored schemes they are saddled with, that they have begun to come up with parodies. One such spoof scheme is what they have named the Pradhan Mantri Sishu Palan Yojana, where customers with SB accounts can leave their children with the bank manager for babysitting services at a nominal cost.
This might be just a joke, but it does reflect the deep frustration among bankers at being mandated to carry out an enormous number of the government’s social objectives.
There has been a lot of commentary asking the government to reduce its involvement in Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The government has been asked to reduce holdings, step away from appointments of chairmen and board of directors, and to not interfere in bank schemes such as the farm loan waiver or mandatory priority sector lending, But nobody is talking about the government using PSBs to roll out its various populist schemes, which will affect their day-to-day operations in the short run, and its overall competitiveness in the long run.
A quick search will reveal that the number of government social schemes that use PSBs is uncomfortably high. The schemes cover a range of areas such as insurance (Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, etc), pension (Atal Pension Yojana), financial inclusion (Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana), and priority sector lending, which includes various schemes under agriculture, micro and small enterprises, education, housing, export credit and others.
Ambitious targets
Each scheme usually comes with countrywide targets set by the concerned ministry, which are then distilled and divided into smaller numbers for each bank branch. For example, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has an ambitious target of opening 10 crore accounts, to be divided among the banks. One PSB was assigned a target of 1 crore accounts and one of its branches in Bengaluru had a target of 1,000 accounts to be opened within a week. Such targets are rarely met, and even if they are, they rarely match the desired outcomes, due to complete misalignment of incentives. With a severe dilution of Know Your Customer norms, there is enough evidence about the actual success of the scheme — 75 per cent of the accounts are empty, multiple accounts have been opened by single persons, and there are huge costs that the banks bear (Rs. 200 per bank account).
But what is perhaps the biggest cost to banks is the opportunity cost they lose in implementing these schemes. Ambitious targets and time frames take up precious time that could have otherwise been used to carry out the original mandate of the banks — accept deposits and make loans. All normal bank activity comes to a standstill during such public drives, with employees being swamped by the targets. Even big business clients are asked to wait until the pressure eases. The PMJDY drive halted all normal banking activities for an entire week.
At a time when public sector banks are finding it hard to beat the competition posed by deep-pocketed foreign and private sector banks, they can ill afford to let their biggest customers take a back seat while they meet social goals.
Relevance of India Post
However, since social security measures are important, how about using another government-run behemoth, India Posts, for this task? As it struggles to find relevance in the digital age, perhaps the answer lies in reusing its enormous reach for delivering social schemes. In the U.S., this idea is being examined, and the U.S. Postal Service presented a report this month outlining exactly how postal banking could promote financial inclusion while turning in a neat profit for the service.
Two criteria have to be considered: reach and capability. India Post has a network of over 1.5 lakh branches across India, a reach that far exceeds all the PSBs combined. Of the 1.5 lakh branches, about 1.4 are in rural areas, compared to the combined 23,000 rural branches of the public sector banks.
India Post already runs the Post Office Savings Bank account, which handles cash worth Rs 6 lakh crore per year across 28 crore accounts. The service has also been quite successfully handling cash payments in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act — nearly 5.6 crore MGNREGA accounts, and wages amounting to nearly Rs. 10,000 crore have been disbursed to beneficiaries through 97,709 post offices across the country. Of the three main building blocks of financial inclusion — cash storage, disbursing payments, and giving credit — India Post has already shown that it is quite capable of handling the first two.
In the longer run, for India Post to play a bigger role in the fulfilment of the government’s social objectives, the following steps can be taken: First, one of the smaller and healthier PSBs could be merged with Indian Post so that the latter acquires a banking licence and a trained workforce. Second, incentives could be offered to the present workforce to sit for the banking exams. Third, banking exams could be made a requirement for a percentage of the new recruits; and, finally, the banking division of the post office could be brought under the RBI’s regulatory purview.
With this, India Post can expand from financial inclusion to handling insurance and pension accounts, priority sector lending in rural areas, and many other financial functions as well.
Some post offices around the world have undergone this transformation quite successfully. The Royal Mail of the U.K., for example, does all the things a bank does and additionally even provides telephone and broadband service.
This move could free public sector banks from being yoked to social sector objectives and allow them to become competitive and function freely in the highly cut-throat banking sector. Simultaneously, it could harness the potential of the post office network in India.
(Anupam Manur is a policy analyst at Takshashila Institution.)

India Post plans to collect letters, parcels from your doorstep

India Post plans to collect letters, parcels from your doorstep
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 5:45am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition

By the end of this year, heading to the post office will be a thing of the past, because the postman will collect letters and parcels from your doorstep. Moreover, India Post will keep you updated by SMS and email about the movement of your letters and parcels until the time of delivery.
"Tata Consultancy Services is working on the software so that people can get better information about their articles booked with us," said Ashok Kumar Dash, chief post master general of Maharashtra and Goa. "By year end we should roll out the facility," added Dash.
There will be an online booking service for parcel pick-ups. A handheld device will be used to book such articles at the customer's doorstep.
Senders of letters or parcels will also get an update by SMS once their posted article reaches its destination. By contrast, currently people have to track their articles online by keying in consignment numbers.
Even those sending parcels and letters in bulk will get benefits. "Those who do bulk booking will get an email detailing the status of all articles booked. Depending upon the need of the business firm they can update their internal software about when the article was delivered," said Dash.
This pilot project is likely to begin in Pune from September onwards. By December other major post offices will be covered, including Mumbai, Goa and Aurangabad.
These measures are part of India Post's modernisation programme. India Post is trying to keep pace with private competitors, as internet and email have considerably reduced the demand for postal services.


Courtesy: DNA

மே 23, 2015

லக்னோவில் அஞ்சல் மூன்று சங்கத்தின் முப்பதாவது அகில இந்திய மாநாடு


             அஞ்சல் மூன்று சங்கத்தின் முப்பதாவது அகில இந்திய மாநாடு உத்திரப்பிரதேச மாநிலத் தலைநகர் லக்னோவில்  வருகிற ஜூன் மாதம்  4,5,6, 7  தேதிகளில் நடைபெறுகிறது அது குறித்த செய்தி கீழே தரப்பட்டுள்ளது 

30th AIC AT LUCKNOW

Ø   Delegate/Visitor fee is Rs. 1200/-

Ø   Delegate session – 4, 5, 6, 7th June 2015

Ø   CWC on 03.06.2015

Ø   Brochure released by Reception Committee containing all visitable places and other details is sent by Post to all Divisional/Branch &Circle Secretaries.

Ø   Poster and Invitation are also dispatched by Post to all

Ø   Clickhere to view Posters & Invitation

Ø   Clickhere to view Brochure

Ø   Lucknow will be hot during these days.

Ø   Inaugural session, Open session and seminar are to be graced with learned dignitaries.


Remuneration for the year 2015-2016 for Agency function

 Remuneration for the year 2015-2016 for Agency function

                          India Post is doing Savings bank and savings Certificate work on behalf of the Ministry of Finance. For this agency function, the DOP is getting remuneration. This remuneration is revised every financial year based on the fiscal conditions prevailing at that time .The Central Government has announced remuneration payable to DoP for Savings Bank and Savings Certificates work for the Year 2015-16.


POSB Rates for the Year 2015-16
Sl.No.
Item/Category
Rate per unit
1
Savings Deposits
205.59
2
Savings Certifcates (NSC,KVP)
70.25
3
Indira Vikas Patra
18.60
4
Silent Accounts
31.17

Post Bank of India: All You Need To Know

Post Bank of India: All You Need To Know


Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said the proposed Post Bank of India will be a "game changer". It will take financial inclusion to a new level, he said while addressing the heads of circles of the postal department.

Here's all you need to know about the Post Bank of India:

1) "Post offices must gear up for this," Mr Prasad said on Thursday. His comments hint at the fact the India Post could be close to earning a banking licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

2) Last year when the RBI invited licences for opening banks, India Post was one of the applicants. However, it was not given a banking licence in the first round where only IDFC and Bandhan finance were granted licences in April 2014.

3) Once the Post Bank is set up, the government plans to take it public or gradually increase public participation to raise funds after converting the vast post office network into a commercial bank.

4) India Post has 1.4 lakh rural branches, while all other banks put together have about 35,000 rural banks most of which are not in rural panchayat towns.

5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set up a task force in 2014 to leverage the postal network in India and to enhance the role of India Post in financial inclusion, among other services like delivery of goods for e-commerce firms.

6) The task force's report suggested that the government should set up a holding company under the Department of Posts for immediate roll out of banking, insurance and e-commerce services by the 1.55 lakh strong postal network.

7) The panel suggested establishing Post Bank of India as a separate entity with a branch in each district in the first three years with initial capital of Rs 500 crore to be funded by the government.

8) Post Bank of India and the Jan Dhan financial inclusion scheme can complement each other, former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian, who headed the task force, had said.

9) The idea of Post Bank of India was first mooted in 2006, when it was announced that India Post would open a bank to erase its Rs 1,000 crore deficit during the 11th Five Year Plan.

10) Of India Post's 1.55 lakh post offices, more than 1.39 lakh are in rural areas. On an average, a post office serves an area of 21.21 sq. km and a population of 7,175 people.

(With inputs from PTI )
Courtesy : NDTV

Be aware of fake websites on Post Bank of India . Imposers on the prowl


Post Bank of India may be dream as yet, but “imposters” wouldn’t wait



by Dinesh Unnikrishnan  May 21, 2015 10:42 IST

The proposed Post Bank of India (PBI), the long cherished dream of the India Post, is still a work in progress for the department since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is yet to give its nod for the plan, but “imposters” are already active on internet to project the proposed bank.
A website/blog with URL, www.postbankofindia.org, is one such. Though the creator/s of the website carries a disclaimer denying any direct linkages with the government of India or the postal department, the URL and the content appears focused on everything concerned Post Bank, including the latest progress of the project.
A screen grab of the website
A screen grab of the website
The author profile of the blog carries tag lines such as “building future bank” and “Know the strength of India Post”. The blog also gives an option to register with “Post Bank”, to get the latest news and developments of PBI and the department’s preparations to ramp up its network to offer banking services.
When contacted, a senior official of the postal department too denied any connection with the website/blog. “These are imposters. We have asked them to change the name,” the official said. Firstpost couldn’t contact the creators of the blog immediately.
India Post is one among the applicants to set up a payments bank. The RBI is currently in the process of finalising the list of payments banks from a list of 41 contenders. These include industrial houses such as Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd, Airtel, Sun pharma founder Dilip Shanghvi, Tech Mahindra among others. Payments can offer basic banking services but cannot venture into credit operations.
In December last year, a task force set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the operations of India's postal department has mooted the creation of a full-fledged postal bank. The panel is headed by former cabinet secretary, TSR Subramanian and comprising of experts that includes former Infosys board member TV Mohandas Pai.
The recommendations will be submitted to the government soon, according to a government official in the know of the development. In fact, the task force has recommended to launch the proposed Post Bank through an Act of the Parliament and not by approaching the RBI.
But since any legislation to this effect is a time taking process, the department went ahead with its application to set up a payments bank given the limited time-frame offered by the central bank to apply. The department wants to convert its operations to a full fledged bank at a later stage.
Even though the postal department has been trying to begin banking operations for long, the finance ministry had opposed the plan all along saying the department lacks the expertise to handle complex banking business, mainly credit operations.
Courtesy : Firstpost

India Post being revamped for Digital India

Indian Postal System Being Revamped for Digital India: Telecom Minister

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Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the postal system was being revamped on the lines of Digital India but assured that not a single employee would lose his job as a consequence.
"Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, the postal system is being developed on the lines of 'Digital India'," Prasad said in Patna at a function to inaugurate the first postal ATM in Bihar.
He said that it was a matter of pride that electronic transactions had now begun in post offices.
"I can assure that the postal department will take care of postal officials and they would not lose their jobs," Prasad added.
He said postmen and post office officials have to adapt to the latest technology.
"Post-men working in rural areas would be provided modern handheld devices and post offices would be computerised," the minister said. The handheld devices are aimed at ensuring last-mile connectivity for banking transactions of India Post across its over 1.5 lakh branches.
India Post has over 155,000 post offices, of which more than 139,000 are in rural areas.
Expanding utilities of Post offices, the Centre is planning to open 1,000 ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) all over the country to provide facility of cash withdrawal round the clock, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravishankar Prasad said today.
Inaugurating the fist postal ATM in Bihar at the GPO (General Post Office) in Patna, Prasad said the facility was part of efforts to increase the point of presence for customers, particularly in the rural areas.
Bihar Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav and senior state BJP leaders Sushil Kumar Modi and Nand Kishore Yadav were present at the function.
Addressing the function, Chief Post Master General Abhay Shankar Prasad said Bihar has 9,000 post offices, out of which 1,048 were fully computerised.
In Bihar, installation of ATM rooms have been done at 38 locations out of which three in Patna were ready for transactions, he added
Courtesy: NDTV

மே 20, 2015

Speed post services more reliable and faster- CAG

Speed post services more reliable and faster than private couriers, says CAG

TNN | May 17, 2015, 09.24AM IST

NEW DELHI: In a rare observation coming from the official auditor, the Comptroller and Auditor General has appreciated the functioning of the postal department. The reason: deliveries of speed post letters which are more reliable and faster than private courier services.

Delivery of letters by speed post ranged from 1-9 days in major cities with 99% chances of letters reaching addressees. In comparison, the private courier services turned out to be less reliable with 92% test check letters reaching destination, and time taken ranged from 1-10 days.

A CAG report, tabled in Parliament recently, has said that the performance of speed post has been better than the private couriers in major cities, at the tehsil level and at village level.

In order to compare the performance and quality of speed post service with private courier agencies for delivery of mails, a test check was conducted by CAG in eight postal circles -- Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Checks were conducted by posting hundreds of letters.

As far as delivery performance was concerned, it was found that 98% letters were delivered by speed post in local areas as compared to 93% by private couriers. In major cities, the delivery performance by speed post was 99% as compared to 92% of private couriers. At the tehsil level only speed post could reach 100% addressees that too within 1-7days. Private couriers could only deliver 83% letters and time ranged from 1-23 days.

"Based on the results, it could be concluded that the speed post service of the department of posts (DoP) was better than the services provided by the private courier services," the auditor said.

Speed post service was introduced in 1986 to provide a fast and time-bound delivery service in major cities. However, due to late delivery of mails people had stopped relying on the department for timely-delivery of documents. Still, speed post services account for more than 10% of the total revenue of DoP.

In the test check, the auditor had posted 284 letters by speed post and 287 by different private courier services. The performance was judged based on the number of letters sent, letters actually delivered, and time taken for delivery of test letters by speed post as well as private couriers.


மே 16, 2015

India Post plans to open 500 ATMs in Tamil Nadu during the Financial Year 2015-2016

India Post to open 500 ATMs


Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, M.S. Ramanujam, (right) and Postmaster General - Western Region, Manju P. Pillai (second right) at the inauguration of Post Office Savings Bank ATM in Coimbatore. —Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
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Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, M.S. Ramanujam, (right) and Postmaster General - Western Region, Manju P. Pillai (second right) at the inauguration of Post Office Savings Bank ATM in Coimbatore. —Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
India Post plans to open 500 ATMs this financial year in the State for Post Office Savings Bank customers, M.S. Ramanujan, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, told presspersons here on Wednesday.
Inaugurating an ATM at Coimbatore Head Post Office, he said that six ATMs were operational in the State already. Over 600 post offices in the State are covered under core banking services and the remaining would also be brought under core banking by the end of March next year.
Almost 60 per cent of postal savings bank customers are in rural areas. All the head post offices in the district head quarters in the State would have an ATM.
For now, customers can withdraw maximum of Rs. 25,000 a day and Rs. 10,000 per transaction.
Manju P. Pillai, Postmaster General, Western Region, said that of the 600 post offices in the western region, 130 have been covered under core banking so far. ATMs will be opened soon in Erode head post office and Bhavani head post office.
The region had 69 lakh live savings bank accounts and 12 lakh of these were opened in 2014-2015.
According to a press release from the department, customers who have minimum balance of Rs. 5,000 and have an account at the respective head office can apply for an ATM card and they will get the card in a month. The ATM will work from Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ms. Pillai said that within a month the ATMs will be operational 24 hours on all days.
Mr. Ramanujan said that under the Sukanya Samriddhi scheme, 6.12 lakh accounts were opened in Tamil Nadu in a month. The department has also launched special service for delivery of products within two days to customers who place orders on e-commerce portal. Initially, it has tied up with Amazon for this, he said.

Courtesy : The Hindu 

' Post info ' an android App launched by INDIA POST

India Post Launches It’s First Android App ‘Post Info’ With Focus on Ecommerce Niche

Post Info Android App

 Post and Telecom Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad has officially launched India Post’s first Android app: Post Info, which is now ready for download. Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT) has designed and developed this app.
As of now, there exist 5 basic functionalities in this application:
  • Tracking of Goods
  • Post Office Search
  • Postage Calculator
  • Insurance Premium Calculator
  • Interest Rates
Besides this new app, India Post also launched a new delivery hub in Safdarjang area of New Delhiwhich will exclusively cater to the ecommerce portals. This state of the art delivery center is equipped to handle 30,000 packages per day.
Highlighting the importance of the Internet based Digital Economy; Minister Prasad made it clear that India Post needs to become a major force in this domain.
He said, “I want that in e-commerce, India Post should become the largest player and you have to do it… if you take 4 steps, I will take 10 steps with you because I am seeing that in India, e-commerce has got a very good future.”
Tracking feature of this app is being talked about a lot, considering that it will ease the process and transparency will be ensured. The user just needs to enter the ‘Article Number’, and after that, the application will provide information such as: The booking timing, timing of dispatch, goods’ current location and expected delivery time.
Post Info Tracking
Postage calculator is also very handful, as it can save time for India Post customers. Earlier, the only option was to visit the concerned post office and enquire about the rates based on weight. But with the new app, all you need to enter is: Weight in grams; Insured amount and COD amount. Based on the inputs, the app will inform about the exact rates applicable.
Post office search is another excellent feature of the app.

India Post & Ecommerce in India

With it’s vast network of 1.5 lakh post offices and 4.6 lakh employees, India Post can become a major catalyst of ecommerce growth in India. Considering that 4 out of 10 orders on Internet are originating from rural areas, and India Post has 80% of its presence in Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns, both ecommerce and India Post can complement each other and solve some major shipping and delivery issues.
Major ecommerce portals such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Shopclues and others have already started using India Post’s delivery services, and the growth is pretty encouraging. Between December 2013 to December 2014, India Post delivered COD products worth Rs 280 crore for these ecommerce companies. And this year, it is expected to increase substantially.

India Post’s Own Ecommerce Portal

Besides helping other ecommerce players, India Post is also planning to launch their own portal, which can actually make some serious dents in the market. We had earlier analyzed that once India Post’s own ecommerce portal is launched, it can becomeIndia’s largest online marketplace and shared three reasons for the same.
Govt. has allocated Rs 5000 crore to modernize and upgrade India Post, as per latest technologies and protocols. Another Rs 2000 crore would be spent on purchasing new, faster vehicles for speedy delivery as well.
With a new delivery center, and a clean sharp Android app, India Post is well on its way to claim it’s share in the Indian Ecommerce market.
You can download the India Post application  from the link given below 
Courtesy: Track.in 

மே 14, 2015

30th All India Conference of AIPEU P3


Cadre Restructuring Proposal for Group -C

Cadre Restructuring Proposal  for Group -C Cleared by MOC & IT 


The Cadre Restructuring for Group -C Employees has been signed by the Ministry and forwarded to DOPT for Final Approval on 13.05.2015.

It is expected that the proposal would be approved by DOPT after various formality checks and clearance from Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance.


The Salient features of the agreement are as follows :

1. Number of LSG posts will increase from 8 % to 22 %

2. Number of HSG II posts will increase from 2 % to 12 %

3. Number of HSG I posts will increase from 1.5 % to 4 %

4. After completion of 2 years in HSG I the official will be promoted to 4800 GP (Non-functional Basis)

5. The above proposal will be applicable to RMS, Circle Office and SBCO in the same ratio

6. Postman/Mail guard will get the same ratio of promotion.

1. The Post of SPM in Single and Double Handed Post offices will be placed under 2800/- Grade Pay ie All LSG and I MACP officials would man the offices.

2. The Post of SPM in Triple Handed and LSG Post offices will be placed under 4200/- Grade Pay ie All present HSG II / MACP II officials would man the offices and Posts.

3. The Post of HSG I and HSG II would be merged and placed under Grade Pay of 4600/- and be granted 4800/- on non functional basis after 4 Years.

4. The Post of Existing Postmaster Cadre officials will be modified in light of the same on approval of the Cadre Restructuring...

The Present Postmaster Grade -I Offices are likely to be placed under the Grade Pay of 4200/- 

The Grade I Posts are likely to get ungraded to Grade II , creating wide opportunity for the Postmaster Cadre Official to get promoted to Grade II and Placed within the same division.

The Present Grade II offices are likely to be placed under 4600/- Grade Pay creating more number of offices for HSG I and II officials.


The Norms of the Postmaster Grade III Offices would be modified so as to identify 1/3rd of the merged HSG I and II for Postmaster Grade III.

Copy of the earlier agreement signed with Union


மே 11, 2015

மணியார்டர் முறைகேடு; 300 பேர் மீது நடவடிக்கை: மக்களவையில் தகவல்

மணியார்டர் முறைகேடு; 300 பேர் மீது நடவடிக்கை: மக்களவையில் தகவல்


இதுதொடர்பாக மத்திய தொலைத்தொடர்புத் துறை அமைச்சர் ரவிசங்கர் பிரசாத் மக்களவை கேள்வி நேரத்தின்போது கூறியதாவது:

2013-2014-ம் நிதியாண்டில் அஞ்சலகங்கள் மூலம் மணியார்டர் வழியாக ரூ.12,241 கோடி அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளன. இதில், ரூ.10.9 கோடி பட்டுவாடா செய்யப்படவில்லை என 80,000 புகார்கள் பெறப்பட்டுள்ளன. இது மொத்த தொகையில் 0.7 சதவீதம்தான். இதுதொடர்பாக நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்பட்டு, 300 பேர் குற்றவாளிகள் எனக் கண்டறியப்பட்டு அவர்கள் மீது நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

பணம் தாமதமாக பட்டுவாடா செய்யப்படுவது, பட்டுவாடா செய்யப்படாமல் இருப்பது ஆகியவை தொடர்பான காரணங்கள் ஆராயப்படுகின்றன. பணம் பெறுபவர் இல்லாமல் இருப்பது, அவர் இறந்திருப்பது, தவறான அல்லது முழுமையற்ற முகவரி, தவறான அஞ்சல் குறியீட்டு எண் உள்ளிட்டவை காரணமாக பெரும்பாலும் தாமதமாக பணம் பட்டுவாடா செய்யப்படுகிறது.

ஏதேனும் ஓர் அலுவலர் தாமதமான அல்லது பட்டுவாடா செய்யப்படாததற்கு காரணம் என அறியப்பட்டால், அவர் மீது நிர்வாக ரீதியான அல்லது ஒழுங்கு நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும்.

சேவைக் குறைபாடு காரணமாக பணம் பட்டுவாடா செய்வதில் தாமதம் ஏற்பட்டால், பதிலி மணியார்டர் வழங்கப்படும். வேகமாக பணம் பரிமாற்றம் செய்வதற்காக அஞ்சல் துறை இ-மணியார்டர் திட்டத்தை அறிமுகம் செய்துள்ளது.

உடனடி மணியார்டர் சேவை கடந்த 2006-ம் ஆண்டு அறிமுகம் செய்யப்பட்டது. இத்திட்டம் 16,785 அஞ்சலகங்களில் நடைமுறையில் உள்ளது. இத்திட்டம் உடனடி பட்டுவாடா, சவுகரியம், நம்பகத்தன்மை, குறைந்த கட்டணம் ஆகிய அம்சங்களைக் கொண்டது.
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