Friday 30 August 2019

Circulation of Circle Draft Gradation List of LSG officials consequent upon merger of Postmaster Grade - I Cadre with general line officials of Odisha Circle corrected up to 27.08.2019

Click here to view the complete LSG Gradation List of Odisha Circle after merger of Postmaster Cadre with General line.

Calendar of Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2019- SB Aptitude Test

Winners of Photography Competition on theme Gandhian Heritage in Modern India

Maintenance of APAR in respect of Multi Tasking Staff of Department of Posts

S B Order No. 05/2019 : SBOrder on Amendments to Rule 60(4)(B) and Rule 165(4)(ii) of POSB(CBS) Manual, Rule 87(4)(ii)POSB Manual Volume I and Rule 50(4) (ii) of POSB Manual VolumeII

Clarification on fixation of Pay of Inspector Posts/Assistant Superintendents Posts in revised pay structure of 7th CPC as on 01.01.2016

Clarification on fixation of Pay of Inspector Posts/Assistant Superintendents Posts in revised pay structure of 6th CPC consequent upon upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts Cadre from Rs.4200/-- to Rs.4600/- w.e.f. 01.01.2006 -


Guidelines for correspondence through proper channel

Last date of filing of Income Tax Return for AY 2019-20 extended to 30.09.2019

List of declined LSG officials who were last promoted regularly to LSG Cadre but did not join

Tuesday 27 August 2019

CWC Rayagada - A brief Report

The Circle Working Committee-cum-Council Meeting of AIPEU, Group-C Odisha Circle was successfully held from 23.08.2019 to 25.08.2019 along with the 1st historic joint Divisional Conference of AIPEU, Group-C, Postman & MTS, Rayagada Division in Biju Pattanaik Kalyan Mandap, Rayagada, situated in the outskirts of the river Nagavali  which is a place of great scenic beauty and an unexplored paradise with meadows, forests, waterfalls and terraced valleys. Both the CWC meeting and the Divisional Conference remained historic since Rayagada Division which was created on 01.04.2019 on bifurcation of Koraput Division and Berhampur Division with Rayagada HO and Parlakhemundi HO hosted the CWC along with its 1st Joint Divisional Conference.

The determination of the staff members to organize both the events with zero balance is praise worthy. During the period of three days, we marked the pattern of living with unity in diversity of races, languages and culture. The Scheduled Tribes living there possess dissimilar economies ranging from food gathering to settled cultivation. Their languages / dialects, societies and culture show inter-societal and cultural variations because of ethnic mosaic. Simultaneously with traditional Odia food, the members also took the taste of South Indian dishes.

Out of 20 Divisions, 16 Divisions did participate along with their Circle councillors except Bhadrak, Cuttack North, Mayurbhanj and Puri Division. All the Circle Union office bearers were also present except two.

The forenoon session of the CWC was commenced at 10.30 AM on 23.08.2019 with a brief description by Com. P C Rout, Circle President who also presided the meeting. After respectful homage to the departed personalities and trade union leaders, Com. B Samal, Circle Secretary presented the CWC report for the intervening period.  The afternoon Session started with agenda-wise deliberations of Divisional Secretaries followed by the Circle Union office bearers and Circle Councillors which continued till 10.30 PM on 24.08.2019 and ended with the reply of the Circle Secretary on each issue raised by the speakers and adoption of several resolutions to be published separately later on.

The CWC was also attended by Com. Trilochan Parida, Ex-President and Com. Kunja Bihari Dash, Ex-Financial Secretary of AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle who have been retired in the meantime. Both the senior leaders guided the CWC sharing several incidents from their experience.

The participating members thoroughly reviewed the organizational position with their valuable suggestions on NPS, MACP, APAR, CGHS, Recruitment, Leave and Transfer policies, issues arising out of CBS, CIS and CSI, irregular transfer and deputation, trade union victimization, corporate move of India Post, building maintenance and dequarterization issues, role of AIPEU, Gr-C, Odisha Circle in the coming 32nd AIC and many more. The healthy deliberations with constructive suggestions allowed the CWC to adopt many resolutions for taking up at appropriate level. The anti-NFPE activities of some Divisional heads were brought to the notice of the CWC and all the participating members stressed upon to go for series of agitational programme against such Divisional Heads culminating to Indefinite Strike by P-III alone if suitable action is not taken by those officers. Another important decision was taken to organize a Circle level Trade Union camp for two days in Bhubaneswar to educate and aware the leaders and staff members. 

As witnessed during the two days deliberations, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle is blessed with multi-talented young members who have gone deep into the contemporary issues and who possess several positive qualities of thorough analysis of the present and future of India and India Post as well. The senior members were overwhelmed with the deliberations of the young chaps and remarked that the future of NFPE in Odisha is quite assured in the hands of these young guys.

The Open Session of the CWC along with the 1st Joint Divisional Conference of Rayagada Division was commenced at 10.30 AM on 25.08.2019 in a very colourful manner. After hoisting of National, NFPE and AIPEU flag followed by homage in the martyrs’ column, the Open Session was inaugurate by Com. Chandana Harendranath, President, CITU, Raygada Dist. Committee with lighting of lamps and recital of the State Song, “Bande Utkal Janani.....” Com. Trilochan Parida, Ex-President and Com. Kunja Bihari Dash, Ex-Financial Secretary of AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle addressed the Open Session as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. While Com. MCS Rao, Circle Secretary, P-IV, Odisha addressed as Hon’ble Speaker, Com. B Samal, Circle Secretary, P-III and Leader, RJCM (Staff Side), Odisha Circle addressed the Open Session as Chief Speaker.

The meeting was presided by Com. B P Mishra, SPM, Kashipur SO.

The Conference unanimously elected a new set of office bearers for AIPEU, Group-C under the leadership of Com. Bisikesan Mahalik as Divisional Secretary and for Postmen & MTS under the leadership of Com. Ratnalu as Divisional Secretary,  Rayagada Division.

The vote of thanks was given by Com. Bisikesan Mahalik, newly elected Divisional Secretary, P-III, Raygada Division.

The hospitality shown by Team Rayagada starting from accommodation to fooding was par excellence. The hard labour and cooperation of undivided Koraput Division leaded by its Divisional Secretary, Com. Purna Chandra Moharana and that of undivided Berhampur Division leaded by its Divisional Secretary Com. Sibananda Dash were praise worthy for which the entire event became successful.

AIPEU, Group-C congratulates the newly elected office bearers and thanks the entire team of Rayagada Division for conducting such a nice programme.

Circle Secretary

Click here to view the complete report

Turkish Post’s Post Café brings new look to post offices with traditional hospitality

22.08.2019 - Turkish Post has launched Post Café, an innovation that is part of the operator’s new post office concept and an important step in its modernization process.

The initiative is aimed at improving customer satisfaction.
In recent years, Turkish Post has been updating its products and services according to modern requirements in order to enhance the value of its brand and to strengthen its position in the market. It developed the idea of a Post Café after carrying out customer feedback studies.
To start, the operator has planned to inaugurate Post Cafés in major post offices with high customer traffic and wider product and service offerings. The first branch of the Post Café was established in 2017 at one of its major post offices in Bursa. The operator has since expanded the project, opening a Post Café at the Gazi University campus in Ankara in September 2018.
“As Turkish Post, we will continue to be present in every service area that will facilitate the lives of young people,” said Kenan Bozgeyik, Director General of Turkish Post, on the second café’s inauguration.
Bozgeyik also stated that as a local and national organization, Turkish Post aims to provide favourable services to students. He added, “We will continue offering our letter mail, parcel, banking, and mobile services in much more convenient ways.”
It is expected that Post Cafés will soon appear on all university campuses across Turkey, offering visitors a pleasant environment to socialize. Now, waiting in line at such a post office, customers can enjoy its welcoming atmosphere, giving the traditional post office a new look that promotes the well-known warm spirit of Turkish hospitality.
Turkish Post has carried out a number of other interesting social projects, which have enhanced the operator’s role in the international community. For example, in 2018 and 2019, it donated 40 motorcycles and accessories to several other postal operators in order to help them improve the quality of mail deliveries and to develop cooperation.
Under the charity project “Don’t Throw Away,” which was launched in 2017 in cooperation with philanthropist Muammer Kavazoglu, Turkish Post has been delivering parcels with repaired and renewed toys to hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and other social institutions all across Turkey completely free of charge. Some 3,500 toys have been already delivered and the operator’s goal is to reach out to 1 million children in need.

Exemption from payment of examination fee and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. -reg.

No.36035/2/2017 -Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: August 23, 2019

Subject: Exemption from payment of examination fee and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. -reg.
           The undersigned is directed to say that in a w.P. (Civil) No. 521/2008 with Civil Appeal No. 5389/2016, the Hon'ble Supreme Court, vide Judgment, dated 30.06.2016, inter alia, declared the Office Memorandum No. 36035/3/2004 - Estt.(Res) dated 29.12.2005, as illegal and in consistence with the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. This OM, among other, contained a provision for exemption from payment of application fee and examination fee in respect of Persons with Disabilities.
          Thereafter, with the enactment of 'THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016' and issue of notification titled 'THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017', this Department has issued an Office Memorandum No. 36035/2/2017-Estt. (Res), dated 15.01.2018, regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, in the posts and services of the Central Government. The said Office Memorandum dated 15.01.2018, however, does not contain any provision for exemption from payment of examination and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.
          The issue has been deliberated upon at length in the Department and it has, now, been decided that the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities shall continue to be exempted from payment of application fee and examination fee, prescribed in respect of competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission, the Union Public Service Commission, etc. for recruitment to various posts. This exemption shall be available only to such persons who would otherwise be eligible for appointment to the post on the basis of standards of medical fitness prescribed for that post (including any concession specifically extended to the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities) and who enclose with the application form, necessary certificate from a competent authority in support of their claim of disability.
(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph. 23093307To,

Draft Gradation List of HSG-II and HSG-I consequent upon merger of Postmaster Cadre in Odisha Circle

Merger of Postmaster Cadre with general line in Odisha Circle

Restoration of JCM Schemes in Circles - Regional Councils reg.