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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Sri S K Pradhan, SPOs Phulbani and Sri G Disri AD, RO, Sambalpur have retired on 30.09.2009 on superannuation.

The Association wishes them good health and peace of mind through out their post retirement period.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Marksheet of candidates of IP Exam 2008 of Orissa Circle

Mark-sheets of all those candidates of Orissa Circle who appeared in the IP Exam 2008 are reproduced below (in the sequence of Name of the candidate, Roll No., Category, Marks Secured in each Paper I II III IV V,Total). Candidates are requested to check up whether or not they have secured required qualifying marks in each paper before finding their position in order of total marks secured.

Bijaya Kumar Sahoo OR/IPO-13/2008 OC-APS 67 62 68 96 63 356

Kshirod Ku. Mishra OR/IPO-23/2008 OC 59 55 55 68 49 286

Bijaya Kumar Pattanaik OR/IPO-77/2008 OC-APS 12 65 75 80 46 278

Ms Smita Mohapatra OR/IPO-15/2--9 OC 55 58 45 66 53 277

Sriram Ch Acharya OR/IPO-35/2008 OC 42 62 48 58 63 273

Ganeswar Sahoo OR/IPO-27/2008 OC 45 72 46 42 57 262

Ms Madhusmita Padhy OR/IPO-80/2008 OC 45 62 41 64 48 260

Jyotirmayee Mallick OR/IPO-44/2008 OC 40 60 34 62 61 257

Girish Ch. Sahoo OR/IPO-60/2008 OC 47 56 63 47 41 254

Pranab Kr. Mishra OR/IPO-20/2008 OC 48 54 38 53 57 250

Rajendranath Giri OR/IPO-36/2008 OBC 45 56 45 62 42 250

Srikanta Kumar Sahoo OR/IPO-40/2008 OC-APS 25 60 61 64 37 247

Minaketan Pradhan OR/IPO-38/2008 OBC 51 54 40 53 48 246

Bijay Ku. Pradhan OR/IPO-3/2008 OC 50 54 38 67 36 245

Ranjan Ku. Nayak OR/IPO-46/2008 OC 45 56 43 49 48 241

Bharat Jally OR/IPO-14 (Prov) /2008 SC 46 48 38 66 36 234

Chittaranjan Sahoo OR/IPO-85/2008 OC 47 56 36 58 34 231

Balaram Panda OR/IPO-02/2008 OC 40 43 36 57 53 229

Ms Neeta Seremseti OR/IPO-12/2008 OC 40 46 17 68 55 226

Rupesh Bagh OR/IPO-48/2008 SC 45 41 43 61 30 220

Devadutta Jena OR/IPO-22/2008 SC 57 53 21 48 34 213

Seshadev Sahu OR/IPO-76/2008 OBC 41 62 25 38 45 211

Manoj Ku. Behera OR/IPO-72/2008 SC 42 47 38 48 33 208

Banjit Patro OR/IPO-31(Prov) /2008 ST 40 33 25 63 40 201

Baikunthnath Maharana OR/IPO-16/2008 OC 40 44 26 50 35 195

Ranjan Ku. Sahoo OR/IPO-28/2008 OC 30 39 29 50 43 191

Lokanath Singh OR/IPO- 84/2008 ST 40 42 30 44 35 191

Ashok Ku. Mirdha OR/IPO- 51/2008 ST 41 38 34 49 20 182

Himanshu B Parida OR/IPO-43/2008 OC 34 40 17 50 37 178

Satyabrata Gahana OR/IPO-21/2008 OBC 29 33 29 45 41 177

Bijayketan Sahoo OR/IPO- 32/2008 OC 40 39 43 7 43 172

Dayanidhi Behera OR/IPO-53/2008 OBC 35 50 12 35 39 171

Bharat Naik OR/IPO-74/2008 ST 42 35 31 40 23 171

Tarinisen Bhusagar OR/IPO- 47/2008 SC 41 37 19 48 23 168

Sanjay Ku. Das OR/IPO-37/2008 OC 18 30 21 42 40 151

Kulamani Naik OR/IPO-25/2008 ST 31 41 25 13 25 135

Ranjan Ku. Swain OR/IPO- 45/2008 OC 10 22 11 47 45 135

Bidyadhar Jena 3 OR/IPO-30/2008 SC 17 19 24 41 31 132

Sangram K Behera OR/IPO-87/2008 SC 32 21 16 12 12 93

Satyanarayan Lakra OR/IPO-54/2008 ST 18 11 13 5 25 72


Result of IP Exam 2008 declared

Results of IP Examination held on 5th to 7th November 2008 have been declared on 18.09.2009. There were 2 OC vacancies and 1 SC vacancy in Orissa Circle. While the result of SC vacancy will be decided later, the following two candidates are taken as qualified on merit against the OC vacancies available in Orissa Circle.

Sri Bijay Kumar Sahoo from APS, Roll No.OR/IPO-13/2008
Sri Kshirod Kumar Mishra, Roll No.OR/IPO-23/2008

The following candidates are also declared successful in the IP Exam 2008. But their appointment to IP cadre against unfilled surplus vacancies in other Circles depends on their option /willingness.

Ms. Smita Mohapatra, Roll No.OR/IPO-15/2008 (OC)
Sri Sriram Ch. Acharya, Roll No.OR/IPO-35/2008 (OC)
Sri Ganeswar Sahoo, Roll No.OR/IPO-27/2008 (OC)
Ms. Madhusmita Padhy, Roll No.OR/IPO-80/2008 (OC)
Sri Girish Ch. Sahoo, Roll No.OR/IPO-60/2008(OC)
Sri Rajendranath Giri, Roll No.OR/IPO-36/2008 (OC)
Sri Minaketan Pradhan, Roll No.OR/IPO-38/2008 (OC)
Sri Ranjan Kumar Naik, Roll No.OR/IPO-46/2008 (OC)
Sri Manoj Kumar Behera, Roll No.OR/IPO-72/2008 (SC)

It appears that the SC vacancy would have gone straightway in favour of Sri Bharat Jally, Roll No.OR/IPO-14 (Prov)/2008 who has secured highest aggregate marks among SC candidates but for the Provisional tag attached to his candidature, the result of SC candidate is held up. The result in his case is dependent on removal of provisional tag.

As regards the case of Sri Manoj Kumar Behera,Roll No.OR/IPO-72/2008 his appointment to IP cadre in other Circle is possible if SC vacancy in concerned Circle remains unfilled after considering the cases of surplus OC candidates and SC candidates (who have secured 40 marks in each paper) of other Circles and after carrying out review of SC failed candidates of respective home Circle. It also depends on his willingness to work in other Circle.

The comments here in respect of Sri Bharat Jally and Sri Manoj Kumar Behera are purely as a matter of interpretation. The Association does not vouch for the accuracy.

The Association congratulates all those who have qualified and welcomes them to IP cadre. Unsuccessful candidates are requested to try their luck again (if they are otherwise eligible to take the Exam again). They should keep up the spirit of taking the Exam leaving this time's result behind.

For details of the result, kindly visit the following link.

Friday, September 18, 2009

CHQ News

CHQ News 17.9.2009 (Revised)

1. IP examination result is under preparation. It is likely to be released any time within a week.

2. DPC for promotion to PS Group B is held up for want of few more CRs from Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and U.P Circles. Circle Secretaries may please contact Circle offices and arrange to send the remaining CRs early.

3. GDS Committee Report is coming for discussion before the Cabinet Committee today (17.9.2009) and the Committee is likely to nod its approval for implementation. Implementation orders may be issued any time within a week.

4. Central Working Committee Meeting under the Chairmanship of Shri.S.B.Mahapatra, our President was successfully held at Pushkar, Rajasthan on 01 & 02.8.09. A large number of members from 15 Circles participated in the deliberation. Minutes of the CWC is being issued separately. We submit our sincere thanks to Shri. Hari Prasad Sharma outgoing Circle Secretary Rajasthan (now promoted to Gr B) and Shir. Atma Ram ASP for their hard work and hospitality during CWC.

5. Circle Conference of Rajasthan also was held side by side at Pushkar on 02.8.09. Shri. Atma Ram ASP Ajmer R.O and Bhupendra Parashar IP(C) C.O Jaipur have been elected as Circle President and Circle Secretary respectively. We congratulate them for a successful tenure.

6. Delhi Circle will hold the next All India Conference at New Delhi during first week of April 2010. Exact dates of the Conference will be announced very soon. Reception Committee under the leadership of Shri. Roop Chand AGS, Shri. R.D.Sharma CS Delhi Circle and Shri. D.C.Sharma Secretary Reception Committee, 36th All India Conference is making elaborate arrangements for the successful conduct of the conference. Donation tickets are being despatched to all Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office bearers. All are requested to extend their full support and co-operation in raising fund the conference.

7. A new and peculiar problem has arisen in Maharashtra Circle. ASPs in Goa Region have been issued with Rotational Transfer order on completion of their normal tenure. The order was issued during May 2009. But till date the ASPs are not relieved to join their new posts on the plea that they have not achieved the BD target. Where ever we go, whether it is old post or new post targets are kept ready and waiting for us. It has become our bounden duty to achieve the target. But not relieving an IP or ASP on transfer on this ground is too much. Target can be achieved when the staff are happy. We depend on GDS to achieve any target. We cannot do business without their co-operation in the rural area. While pay and perks of regular employees have been enhanced, the poor GDS are left in lurch. Their long pending grievances regarding revision of their allowances are yet to be settled by the government. General Secretary called on DG Posts on 16.9.09 and brought this matter to the notice of DG. DG Posts was requested to settle the GDS problem first and also help to relieve the ASPs in Goa Region. DG assured to issue positive instructions to chief PMG.
8. Grade Pay of IP/ASP/PS Gr B is still pending with the Department. Some queries have been raised by IFA. It is yet to be cleared by concerned Section. GS discussed the matter with DG Posts and Madam is in favour of our demand. GS will pursue further and exert pressure on this issue.
9. Circle Working Committee meeting of Tamil Nadu Circle will be held at Pollachi on 24th September 2009.l
10. Circle Working Committee Meeting of Madhya Pradesh Circle will be held on 02 October 2009 at Hoshangabad.
11. A general body meeting has been arranged by Kerala Circle at Calicut on 03 October 2009. General Secretary will participate in the meeting.
12. Public Services International organized Workshop on “Trade Union Rights and use of ILO mechanism” at Ooty, Madurai & Thanjavur for the benefit of various trade unions of different public services in the state of Tamilnadu. From our Association 20 members participated.
13. Even after 20 years the Second Cadre Review was not implemented by the Department. A decision was taken in the CWC Pushkar to file two different Writ Petitions before Hon’ble High Court of Madras and Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh by the respective Circle Branch of our Association. It is under preparation. Shri. P.R.Satyanarayanan our former President will help us.
General Secretary

Modified ACP approved

Department has approved Modified ACP. Details are awaited.

Revised DA orders w.e.f 01.07.09 released

Orders for revised DA w.e.f 01.07.09 have been issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 18.09.2009. For details kindly click on the link below:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wait for approval of GDS Pay Commission report does not end

The case of implememation of the GDS Pay Commission Report did not come up for discussion in the Cabinet Meeting on 17.09.09. GDS staff are made to wait further.

Appeal to members for Special donation to Association on receipt of 2nd installment of 6th CPC arrears

All members of the Association in Orissa Circle are requested once again to donate at least Rs.500/- each from the sum received as second installment of arrears on account of implementation of 6th CPC. This is all the more necessary to improve the financial health of the Association which is not good at present.
The names of the members who donate for the cause of the Association will be posted in the blog.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GDS Pay Commission Report most likely to be taken up in Cabinet Meeting on 17.09.09

As the Govt. has reportedly obtained the nod of the Election Commission for going ahead for action on the Pay Commission Report for GDS, hope is now brightened to get the Commision's Report approved by the Cabinet on 17.09.2009.
Orissa Circle Branch Association sympathises with the GDS staff for the ordeal they have gone through all these days for not getting their revised pay and wishes them best of luck this time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Calendar of Departmental Exam /Next IP Exam

The next IP Exam is scheduled to be held from 4th to 6th January 2010. Members are requested to encourage prospective PAs/SAs to take the exam. The number of vacancies in Orissa Circle this time is expected to be sizeable.

159 more vacancies of PA/SA in Orissa Circle

Notification has been issued by Orissa Circle (vide Advt. in The Samaj on 14.09.09) for recruitment of 147 PAs, 6 SAs, 3 PAs(SBCO) and 3 PAs(CO) (Total 159).

This is in addition to the recruitment of 247 PAs/SAs underway.

Friday, September 11, 2009

PLB for 2008-09

Orders have been issued for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2008-2009 equivalent to emoulments of 60(sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group-'D', Group-'C' and non-gazetted Group 'B' posts.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

US Postal Service- Job Description of Postal Inspector

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: US Postal Inspectors have investigative jurisdiction in all criminal matters involving the integrity and security of the US Postal Service. Postal Inspectors investigate criminal and civil violations of postal laws and are responsible for financial and performance audits of the US Postal Service. Postal Inspectors are involved in investigations including mail fraud, organized crime, mail theft/burglary/robbery, drugs, pornography, bombs, extortion, and other prohibited mailings.

TRAINING: Postal Inspectors receive a 16 week Basic Training Program at the Inspection Service Training Center, Potomac, Maryland.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be a US citizen. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 37 years of age. Must possess a Bachelor?s Degree from an accredited college or university. Must pass a physical and psychological exam. Must pass a background investigation. Must possess a valid state driver?s license.

And must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Postal Service employees with 2 years of supervisory, inspection, or specialized experience
  • Internal Audit Experience (2 years)
  • Law Enforcement Expertise (2 years, with statutory arrest authority and authority to conduct criminal investigations)
  • Military Officers (Active duty for 2 years)
  • Foreign Language Expertise (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalong, Russian, Japanese, who pass the proficiency exam)

Govt hikes dearness allowance for staff, pensioners by 5%

-------"The cabinet has decided to release an additional installment of DA to central government employees and DA to pensioners...representing an incerase of 5 per cent over the existing rate of 22 per cent of the basic pay, pension to compensate for price rise," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters after the Cabinet meeting."------

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ten tips to build English vocabulary

Feeling overwhelmed trying to memorize so many vocabulary words? It doesn't need to be a daunting task! Check out these top strategies and practical pointers that can help you build your word power!

Connect: It's easier to memorize words based on a common theme. Make your own connections between words and possibly organize them in a spider diagram.
Write: Practically using vocabulary can help it stick in your mind. Write sentences with new vocabulary words or compose a story using a group of words or expressions.
Draw: Expose the artist in you by drawing pictures related to the words you study. Your drawings can help trigger your memory in the future.
Act: Get your moves on by acting out words and expressions you learn. Or, imagine and act out a situation where you would need to use them.
Create: Design flashcards in English and study them in your spare time. Each week make new ones, but continue to review all of them.
Associate: Assign different colors to different words. This association will help you recall vocabulary later.
Listen: Think about other words which sound similar to the words you're learning, especially complex words. Associate the other words with this new word to help you remember the pronunciation.
Choose: Remember that topics that interest you will be easier to learn. Therefore, carefully select words that you will find useful or interesting. Even the process of making the choice is a memory aid!
Limit: Don't try to memorize the dictionary in a day! Limit yourself to 15 words per day, and you'll gain confidence instead of feeling overwhelmed.
Observe: Keep an eye out for the words you're studying when reading or listening to English.


A link to the blog of the CHQ is provided below on the aforesaid subject for reference.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

IPs in the line to get ad hoc promotion to ASP cadre

The following is the list of IPs who are in line to get ad hoc promotion to ASP cadre depending on vacancies. Processing of records has been started.
Sri Tarini Ch. Padhi
Sri Debi Prasad Nayak
Sri Satyabadi Biswal
Sri Khageswar Mallick and so on........

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Appeal to members for Special donation to Association on receipt of 2nd installment of 6th CPC arrears

All members of the Association in Orissa Circle are requested to donate at least Rs.500/- each from the sum due to be received as second installment of arrears on account of implementation of 6th CPC. This is all the more necessary to improve the financial health of the Association which is not good at present.

The CS anxiously awaits the response of the members to this appeal.