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Friday, June 23, 2017

Did you know your Aadhaar can become inactive? Here's how to check and activate it

Aadhaar has become a crucial document and a 'must have' given its increasing importance for financial transactions and the government's social security schemes. 

However, even if you have Aadhaar, did you know it could have become inactive? If you do not use your Aadhaar for three continuous years then it well may become inactive, as per the UIDAI helpline and officials at an Aadhaar enrolment centre. 

If your Aadhaar has not been used for the last three consecutive years i.e. you haven't linked it to any bank account or to your PAN or used it for any other transaction such as giving Aadhaar details to EPFO to claim pension and so on then it could have been deactivated. 

Here's how to check the status: 
On the UIDAI website homepage, under the Aadhaar services tab, there's an option saying 'Verify Aadhaar Number'. 



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Source:-The Economic Times

Applications from willing officials from the cadre of PA/SA to work in CSI Command and Control Team at Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore

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​Two commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs5 and Rs15 on "SURVEY OF INDIA" were issued by India Post on 22.06.2017


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Govt asks banks to deposit junked notes with RBI by July 20

New Delhi, Jun 21 (PTI) The government has given a last chance to district cooperative banks, commercial banks and post offices to deposit the banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by July 20, provided they were collected within the specified time period.

After the November 8 shock demonetisation announcement, the government had allowed commercial banks and post offices to accept the junked currency from the public till December 30. District central cooperative banks were allowed to accept them only till November 14.

The finance ministry, through a notification on Wednesday, allowed banks and post offices to exchange any old junked notes with RBI in the next one month, provided they were collected by December 30, 2016. The same window would also be available to cooperative banks if they had collected the banned notes by November 14.

The earlier window was open till December 31, a day after the 50-day period of demonetisation of high value currency.

Banks and post offices will however have to give reasons for not depositing the withdrawn notes with the specified time period "subject to the satisfaction of the RBI".

After demonetisation, the government gave holders of the junked currency a 50-day window to deposit it in their bank or post office accounts by December 30.

But cooperative banks were on November 14 barred from accepting the junked notes as deposits or exchange them with new currency.

This left cooperative banks with crores of invalid currency notes. According to a recent report, district central cooperative banks in Maharashtra alone are stuck with Rs 2,770 crore worth old notes they collected during the early days of demonetisation but were unable to deposit them with RBI.

This had led to stalling of a Maharashtra government scheme to hand out Rs 10,000 cash to distressed farmers.

Several leaders including NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and those from Shiv Sena had represented to the government for allowing cooperative banks to exchange old notes.

The relief has finally come.

In the notification, the ministry said that "specified bank notes may be deposited by such Bank, Post Office or District Central Cooperative Bank, as the case may be, in any office of the Reserve Bank, within a period of 30 days from the commencement of these rules, and get the exchange value thereof by credit" to their account.

While the grace period for resident Indians to deposit the invalidated currency notes expired on 31 March, the non- resident Indians have time till June 30 to deposit such currencies.

RBI will accept deposits collected by any bank or post office by December 30, 2016 or by any District Central Cooperative Bank from November 10-14, 2016 should be deposited within 30 days, the notification said.

They should also cite valid reasons for non-deposit of the specified bank notes within the period, it added.

Old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were junked from November 8, 2016 to eliminate black money and curb infusion and circulation of fake Indian currency notes (FICNs).

India is the second-largest producer and consumer of currency notes. The circulation of banknotes has increased to 90.27 billion pieces from 64.58 billion over the last five years.

As on November 8, 2016, the total amount of currency in circulation was Rs 17.7 lakh crore, which included specified bank notes (SBNs) of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

As per the last official count released by RBI on December 13, banks had garnered Rs 12.44 lakh crore in banned notes till December 10.

UPU News:-UPU highlights Post’s role in ICT inclusion

UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein has reminded ICT stakeholders attending the annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) of the positive strides technology has helped Posts make in including more of the world’s citizens.

Speaking to forum participants in Geneva on 13 June, Hussein reinforced the role of the UPU’s work in helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

“By our very nature of being able to offer services everywhere, sometimes beyond strict profit motives, we are in a better position than most industries to empower economically weak and marginal communities to realize their potential and enable them to participate in national development,” said the Director General.

He also noted that several projects the UPU has recently launched directed at improving inclusion, such as financial services, the Ecom@Africa e-commerce project, and .POST, a secure top-level domain being used by Posts to offer services such as web shops.

“Our current primary focus is on the development of electronic commerce, financial services and diversification of products through innovation. All these address empowerment of communities through making access to basic economic services, including trade, achievable and affordable,” he explained.

The WSIS Forum provides an annual platform for information and communication technology (ICT) stakeholders to exchange knowledge, share best practices and build partnerships to advance global development goals. It is organized annually by the International Telecommunication Union in partnership with several UN agencies, drawing in high-level decision makers from the public and private sectors. The UPU primarily contributes to WSIS Action Line 7 on E-business.


Champion Projects


As part of the week-long forum, prizes were awarded to outstanding projects that leverage the power of ICT to accelerate socio-economic development. One such project awarded was eTrade for all, an online knowledge sharing platform directed toward inclusive e-commerce, which was developed by UNCTAD with help from partners at the international and national levels. As a founding partner, the UPU was present to accept the award with UNCTAD.

Since trade facilitation concerns many segments of the postal network and related supply chain – physical, financial and electronic services, links to customs, airlines, and security –, a proper functioning of these sectors is key  to a successful e-commerce development. Thus, the “Trade logistics” section was developed using UPU data and resources to make exporting and importing via the national postal infrastructure affordable and efficient. The UPU is working with governments implementing policies and also provides support in legal, regulatory, and technical framework and sets the global postal strategy, regulations, and standards.

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eCommerce, Trade, Sustainable development, Financial services, United Nations, .post, New technologies, Regulation, International Bureau

Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - Suggestions, if any, from all concerned including general public.

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Guidelines on joining formality for the selected candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade-II in the Postal Circles

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Implementation of 6th Cadre Review orders - creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles - change of Headquarters of PMsG in NE Circle

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Leave Entitlement of Casual Labourers with temporary status

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Result -Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd October, 2016

The following PAs/SAs of Odisha Circle have come out successful in Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd October, 2016 vide Department of Posts (DE Section)  Letter No.A-34013/05/2016-DE dated 21-06-2017.

Sl. No.
Name
Cat
Roll No.
Total Mark Secured
Division
1
Suvendra Ku. Dash
UR
160121
908
Dhenkanal
2
Lingaraj Pradhan
UR
160166
882
Berhampur
3
Sumit Ku. Dash
UR
160109
874
Balasore now on deputation to APS
4
Sukesh Sahu
UR
160155
874
Aska
5
Ruby Dash
UR
160127
868
Sambalpur
6
Amulya Ranjan Rath
UR
160041
862
Cuttack City
7
Nishith Ranjan Sahu
UR
160086
856
Mayurbhanj
8
Jayalaxmi Barik
UR
160015
844
SBCO
9
Saroj Basti
UR
160057
844
Cuttack South
10
Samira Sahoo
UR
160120
844
Dhenkanal
11
Rajibendra Panda
UR
160188
838
Koraput
12
Kishor Naik
SC
160105
834
Sambalpur (Selected on merit)
13
Lalatendu Kesharee Chand
UR
160139
824
APS
14
Kartik Ch. Das
UR
160074
810
Balasore now on deputation to APS
15
Sujata Behera
UR
160013
806
Puri
16
Aditya Ku. Jena
UR
160039
804
Cuttack City
17
Sadashib Rout
UR
160078
802
Balasore
18
Amaresh Pattnaik
UR
160156
798
Aska
19
Purastam Nayak
UR
160122
798
Dhenkanal
20
Balamakunda Barik
SC
160131
762
Sambalpur
21
Sanjay Ku. Baral
SC
160025
744
Puri
22
Mandira Behera
SC
160107
736
Balangir
23
Bijay Nayak
ST
160028
736
Puri

All India Association of Inspectors and Asst. Superintendents of Posts, Odisha Circle Branch congratulates the successful candidates.

To view Department of Posts (DE Section)  Letter No.A-34013/05/2016-DE dated 21-06-2017 please Click Here.