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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year to all the viewers

All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Posts, Odisha Circle Branch has a great happiness to wish all the viewers  of this blog a Good Health, Prosperity in their Endeavors and a Promising New Year-2014 filled with Happiness.

Special Donation for 39th Circle Conference and 38th All India Conference

One new page has been added to this blog with name "Special Donation for 39th Circle Conference and 38th All India Conference" containing Name and Designation of IPs/ASPs, Amount of special donation contributed and Receipt Number/Date. To view the first list please  Click Here.

This page will continue to be updated and is available on right side under heading "Pages for reference". 

CHQ News:- 38th All India Biennial Conference will be held at Ahmedabad on 7th and 8th February 2014---Notification thereof

No.GS/AIAIASP/38th-AIC/2013-14                          dated 31/12/2013 


Under the provisions of article 25 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the biennial 38th All India Conference of the Association will be held at Ahmedabad on 7th and 8th February, 2014.

Venue : 
Hotel Neelkant Blue, Near Income Tax Office, Opp. Navjeevan Press, Behind C.U.Shah College, Ahmedabad 380014. 

Agenda :  

1. Confirmation of the minutes of 37th Biennial Conference held at Bangaluru on 28th and 29th January 2012.
2. Approval of Annual Report of CHQ for the period from 28/1/2012 to 6/2/2014.
3. Approval of audited accounts of CHQ for the period from 28
/1/2012 to      6/2/2014.
4.  Subject matters for debate/discussion and decision thereon.
(a) Seventh Pay Commission.
(b) CAT case Ernakulam Bench.
(c) Merger of ASP cadre with PS Gr. B cadre.
(d) Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.
(e) Regular promotions to P.S. Gr. B.
(f)  LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of P.S. Gr. B.
(g)  LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of Senior Postmaster.
(h) Re-organisation of Sub Divisions.
(i)  Rule 38 transfer of surplus qualified IP candidates.
(j)  Merger / de-merger of IPO/IRM cadre & minimum working experience about Postal /RMS wing before promotion to ASP /Supdt. Cadre.
(k) Filling up the posts of HSG-I (IP Line).
(l)  DPC for the promotion to Dy. Manager, MMS and Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager, MMS.
(m) Honorarium to part time IO/PO for Rule-10 enquiry of GDS.
(n)  Combined Seniority list of Inspector Posts.
(o) Women & youth participation in Association activities.
(p) Activities in association with PSI.
(q) Any other subject with the approval of the chair.
5. Organisational Review
6. Financial Review
7. Membership subscription  / CHQ quota
8. Approval for Draft Resolutions
9. Amendments to Constitution, if any.
10. Postal Inspector / maintenance of CHQ Blog
11. Election of Office Bearers
12. Next All India Conference.
13. Next CWC meeting.

Following members are called as Special Invitees :

1.   Shri G. P. Lahiry, Ex-President CHQ and Rtd ASP, South Hooghly Division, Kolkatta.
2.   Shri P. R. Satyanarayana, Ex-President CHQ and Rtd Supdt. PSD Chennai.
3.   Shri Uday Bagchi, Ex-President CHQ & Rtd Sr.PM, Bara Bazar HO, Kolkatta 700007.
4.   Shri Dinesh Khare, Ex-President CHQ and Dy. Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO, Bangalore 560001.
5.   Shri Janardhan Sharma, Ex-GS CHQ & Rtd SSPOs, Meerut Div, Meerut.
6.   Shri S. Samuel, Ex-GS CHQ and Sr. Postmaster, T.Nagar HO, Chennai.
7.   Shri Hari Mohan, Ex-CS Punjab and DDM (PLI) o/o CPMG, Ambala Cantt.
8.   Shri Mukund S. Badwe, Ex-OGS CHQ, Ex-President Maharashtra, Circle Secretary, POA Maharashtra & Sr. Postmaster, Chinchbunder HO, Mumbai.

All CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, special invitees and delegates are requested to attend.
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for necessary action to :  

1. Director General (Posts), SR Division, Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.
2. All Chief PMsG (through concerned Circle Secretaries) with the request to relieve all office bearers, delegates and special invitees well in time.
3. Shri Suresh Kumar Sharma, President AIAIPASP & Superintendent, PSD, Jammu-180006.
4. All CHQ Office bearers / Circle Secretaries.
5. Special Invitees.

CS writes to CPMG, Odisha Circle for consideration of inter region transfer cases of IPs in Odisha Circle.

Government to raise limit of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12

The government is set to relax the limit on subsidised cooking gas for homes as the Congress party looks for ways in which it can retrieve ground ahead of the general election after heavy defeats in recent assembly polls, a move that will mean a further retreat from the few reforms that the United Progressive Alliance put in place in its second term. 

Households may be entitled to 12 gas cylinders per year at subsidised prices, up from nine now, if the government allows itself to be p .. 

Monday, December 30, 2013


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Message for the members of the Odisha Circle Branch Association

As unanimously decided in the CWC  at Bhadrak on 15-09-2013 and confirmed in the CWC at Bhubaneswar on 01-12-2013, all the members are requested to contribute the special donation of Rs.700/- (Rupees Seven Hundred) only for Biennial Circle Conference to be held at Balasore on 02-02-2014, which can be remitted directly to the Circle Treasurer Shri Bibhudatta Behera, IP (PG), Bhubaneswar Divn., Bhubaneswar-751001 or to the Circle Secretary Shri Pitabasa Jena, ASP(TO), O/o CPMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.  Some amount from the Special Donation will be contributed to Gujrat Circle for forthcoming All India Conference to be held on 7th and 8th February, 2013.

All the office bearers and CWC members of the Circle Branch Association are requested to attend the pre-Circle Conference CWC on 01-02-2014 at 11:00 hrs and the Circle Conference on 02-02-2014. Members who are neither office-bearers nor CWC members but willing to join the CWC meeting are also welcome to attend the pre-Circle Conference CWC on 01-02-2013 (Saturday) at 11: hours as invitees.

All the members of this Association are requested to make their travel plan in advance, to submit individual application to their controlling authority for special CL including journey time as admissible under rules referring C.O. Letter No.WL/24-7/2001-Ch-I dated 23/12/2013 and to attend the Circle Conference on 02-02-2014 (Sunday) at 10:00 hrs.

GS writes to Secretary (Posts) regarding supplementary DPC and repatriation of existing Group B officers working outside their Circles.

No. GS/AIAIASP/PS Gr.B/DPC/2013                                    dated        30/12/2013
Ms P. Gopinath, 
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 
Subject: Request for convening supplementary DPC on actual calculation of vacancies, linking to repatriation of existing Group B officer working outside their Circles.

Respected Madam,

IPASP Association intends to bring to your kind notice that there is promotional hierarchical imbalance at different level of IP to Group B and JTS Group A due to miscalculation of vacancies while convening DPC.  As a result department is resorting to the officiating arrangements time and again or handing over dual changes of divisions to the suffering of cadre that further leads to deteriorating of postal services. But unfortunately no care is being bestowed towards the welfare of IP cadre and their timely promotions, supplementary DPC and repatriation as well. In order to avoid such an effect and the best way for improving the efficiency of a given task, the association has suggested many ways and means by writing on different issues but all these letters have been discarded without any remedial actions. Some of the instances are as under:    

Supplementary DPC of the left out vacancies from the extended zone of consideration is a part of main DPC and should be convened immediate after completion of one month against left out vacancies so as the officers in the extended zone may not be deprived of their legitimate right and benefits. It is also the established law that if the consideration for promotion gets delayed for no fault of the employee who is found fit for promotion in that vacancy year, then natural justice would require grant of the benefit of promotion with retrospective effect from the date of occurrence of the vacancy. This has held by the court of law in various cases. In the year 2012 but after regular DPC-2011, 23 vacancies were left vacant depriving equal number of senior most officer of this right that too keeping DOP&T instructions at stake. In the vacancy year 2013, vacancies occurring in December 2013 have not been taken into account leaving a chunk of vacancies of the given year. It is not understood how to fill this gap. Now no action to convene supplementary DPC has been initiated.

In the recently held DPC another glaring irregularity of promoting far-far junior ignoring right of senior was pointed out vide this association letter No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/PS Gr.B/DPC/2013 dated 16-11-2013 but no action to rectify the irregularity by conducting review/ supplementary has been taken. It will not be wrong to mention that rules are interpreted to the individual suitability as no uniformity is being maintained while repatriating the Group B officers. It is not understood why the department is adopting tortuous attitude towards the demands of IP cadre whereas all other cadres are given due and timely settlements to their demands even if it may be a case of choice posting of any individual officers/ officials.

           IP/ASP Association in the recent past raised issue on the arbitrary and illogical orders issued by Directorate, prescribing a compulsory service of minimum of 2 years in RMS/Postal side for being eligible for promotion to the cadre of ASP and a compulsory service of minimum of 3 years in RMS/Postal side for being eligible for promotion to the cadre of PS Group B.  Nobody sitting at the helm of affairs tried to explore the actual position and know how possible would it be to implement the aforesaid orders when there is a ration gap of 90:10 in IPO/ASP: IRM/ASRM. Now, the result is that all the promotions from IP to ASP have been blocked by circles jeopardizing the promotional prospects of IPs/ASPs in all the Circles.

As there is wide spread discrimination toward the cadre so this association request your kind honour to review the cases of IP/ASP and issue orders for convening supplementary DPC, cause immediate repatriation of all Group B officers completed one year in outside Circles and take necessary action to withdraw the mandatory condition of aforesaid service, which is per-se detrimental to the interest of the cadre and department.

We shall be grateful to you.
Thanking you, 

Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

CHQ News:-Declaration of Revised / recast result of the LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr B 2012 held on 3rd June posting thereof.

Directorate vide memo No. F.NO A-34013/03/2012- DE dated 22nd November 2013 have already declared revised result of LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B held on 3/6/2012. In the said result two candidates were additionally selected against the existing / future vacancies from respective quotas. The result of one candidate which was kept in sealed cover is now declared and circle posting of these three candidates have been issued by Directorate vide Memo No. 9-34/2011-SPG dated 23/12/2013. 

Sl. No.
Present Circle
Allotment Circle
Shri R.  J. Sonawale
Shri Uma Maheshwar
Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Shri Hanuman S. Visen
Andhra Pradesh
Postal Directorate

Cabinet approves pension proposal for MTNL employees

  • New Delhi: Cabinet today approved a pension proposal for 43,000 MTNL employees, who joined the public sector company from Department of Telecom, that would cost the government an estimated Rs 500 crore annually.

Aadhaar Card valid ID, address proof to get PAN

  • The Income Tax Department will now accept Aadhaar Card as a proof of identity and address for issuance of Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

How to modify or remove your online presence

Applying for a new job? Maybe you're about to tie the knot! You may have several reasons for removing certain parts or all of your online presence from websites and search engines. ET shows you how: 


Removing Individual Posts 

You can remove individual status updates/comments by clicking the drop down arrow on the top right corner of your update and selecting delete. For photographs posted by you, open the image, click on Options and select "Delete This Photo''. 

It becomes tougher when you want to delete a photo uploaded by someone else. In most cases, a friendly removal request to the uploader should work. If not, open the image, click options and select Remove/Report Tag. A pop-up box will guide you. 

Delete The Account 

By default, Facebook does not give you the option to delete your account completely. Instead, you can deactivate your account by going to Settings >Security. Deactivating the account hides you profile and prevents people from find you. However, if you choose to join back, your account will get reactivated when you login with the same username and password as before. To completely delete your Facebook account, you need to fill out an online form. Facebook gives you the option to download a copy of your info to your computer before you do this. Login to your Facebook account and open www. 


Sign in to Linkedin and from Account & Settings select Privacy & Settings. Scroll down and click on the Account section — here, on the right side, you will see the option to "Close your Account". Linkedin will ask for a reason for the account closure request and once you submit a reason your account will be removed. Keep in mind that once you delete your Linkedin account, your entire profile, all your connections and all recommendations will be removed. Linkedin advises that your public profile which is visible via a search engine, might take a few days to disappear. 


A Google account not only offers access to Gmail but various other services including maps, calendar, Google+, YouTube, Picasa and so on. Your Google account is also intricately linked with your Android phone (and it includes details of any apps you have purchased from the Play Store — deleting an account means that any paid apps will be forfeited. If you want to dowmload any of those paid apps again, you will have to pay again). 

If you want to remove your account completely, head to your Google Account (http://accounts. google. com) and click on Data Tools. On this page, in the Account management section, you get option to delete just your Google+ profile, your entire Google account and other associated services/products. You could also choose to remove specific products. If you or someone else accidentally deletes your account, Google allows you to restore everything for a limited time (unspecified) after deletion. 


Your Tweets 

If you go to www. and sign in (as opposed to third-party apps or phones), you'll see a delete button near each tweet you send. If you're using third-party apps, browser extensions or add-ons to tweet, you may have to look for delete option. However, no matter where you tweet from, the delete button on will remain. 

Delete The Account 

Removing a Twitter account is simple — head to www. and sign-in to your account. Scroll to the bottom and click on 'Deactivate my Account'. On the page that opens, click on the Deactivate button. Keep in mind that Twitter first disables your account for 30 days. If you login to your account within 30 days, the account will be reactivated. 

Let His Grace be on all - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

5 ways to become a better listener at workplace

Anumeha Chaturvedi, ET Bureau

The art of listening is often thought of as one of the most under rated virtues in the corporate world as professionals try to outdo each other and relying on talking more to get ahead. ET shows how one can become a better listener.

Develop Respect and Empathy

Listening is the most abused process in personal and corporate life, says Sameer Dixit, chief learning officer at Allied Blenders and Distillers. He suggests developing and working on behavioral characteristics like treating others with respect and empathising, which can help improve learning habits. 

'Empathy enables you to listen to others with lot of care, compassion and openness which further engages people mutually,' he says.

Focus on Postures, Make Eye Contact

Dixit says a relaxed demeanour is important in a conversation. 'Maintaining eye contact and relaxed postures are important non-verbal cues that will convey that you are interested in hearing the other person,' he says.

Solicit Feedback

Swati Sharma, an IT manager, regularly sought feedback from a colleague on improving her conversation styles and listening habits when she realised she had a tendency to intervene too often in conversations. For her, this was a good cue for self-improvement.

Avoid Immediate Reactions

Dixit says it is important to not react immeadiately or aggressively in the middle of conversations. 'It is important to observe and absorb things instead of reacting impulsively which may portray someone as being defensive or judgemental,' he says.

Expand your Network

To overcome her listening deficit, Sharma reached out to a wider group of people than before, and found that it gave her a fresh perspective on how she should listen in more often than she did.

Source:-The Economic Times

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill - Backgrounder

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Email security policy soon: Deora

  • Seeking to ensure cyber security and keep government documents away from hackers, the government is working on an email security policy.

Swipe card at postal ATMs

In tune with the times, the department of posts is all set to launch automated teller machines (ATMs) and core-banking solution(CBS) in Odisha Circle. The project is intended to increase accessibility of customers to postal banking services.

Core banking is services provided by a group of networked branches. Customers can access funds and other simple transactions at any of the branch offices.

"Initially 44 ATMs will be set up in the state, including one each at 35 head post offices, in the first phase. Work has already been started to launch core banking facility in some of head post offices in Cuttack, Balasore, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Puri and Balangir," chief postmaster general, Odisha region, Tilak De told TOI.

The ATM facility will come up once the department completes the process of core banking facility, which will upgrade postal banking services. Official sources said sites for ATMs have been earmarked by the department and CBS software will be installed in 30 head post offices and 50 sub-post offices in the first phase.

Likewise, the facility would be extended to rest post offices in the next phase. Odisha has 1,160 sub post offices, De said.

He said the project is part of new client-friendly initiative of the department. "Our main objective is to bring all post offices, sub post offices and branches under the core banking facility."

"According to RBI guidelines, our customers will be given ATM cards so that they can withdraw money and check their account balance from designated kiosks. They can use their cards in bank ATMs also. Bank customers can also use their cards in postal ATMs." De said. It would definitely make the postal services fast and add to the clientele, De added.

There are more than 92 lakh general accounts, including savings accounts, senior citizen service scheme, monthly income scheme, public provident fund and term deposit. As many as 20 lakh MGNREGA accounts also exist in the department.

Source:-The Times of India

SMS to be accepted soon by govt deptarments as official document

People may soon be able to use SMS communication with government departments as a documentary proof while utilising citizen-services for making payments, registrations and various other schemes. 

The Centre on Monday launched a platform with about 241 applications for the public after completing pilot project of mobile governance with about 100 departments and testing proof of concepts. 

The applications relate to services covering areas such as Right to Information (RTI), health, Aadhaar, education, directory services and so on.

Launching the 'Mobile Seva' service, department of electronics and IT secretary J Satyanarayana said: "Like Railways, we have to bring in a system wherein by showing (transaction) SMS or, whatever be the case (like e-mail), the proof on mobile is accepted as valid document. 

"To increase our reach we need to bring this kind of practice in mobile and e-governance." 

India has around 90 crore mobile phone subscribers. Satyanarayana said that at present digitally signed certificates are accepted as valid document but similar rule has to be made for mobile phone users where SMS or a communication available on mobile phone can be accepted as valid proof. 

Joint secretary at DEITY Rajendra Kumar said the department is ready with digital signature for mobile phones which the government can use in messages that are to be sent to the citizens applying for a service. 

"We will start allocating digital signature (Public Key Infrastructure) to all government department on board in first quarter of 2014. Government departments can send communication on mobile of citizen seeking service," Kumar said. 
He said any communication with PKI, say SMS, can be shown instead of a paper receipt or document. 

At present, most of the mobile applications work on Android mobile phones and Java enabled phones. 

Kumar said that in six months the government will bring all applications to HTML5 standard which will make them compatible with all mobile platforms. 

DEITY additional secretary Rajiv Gauba said about 830 departments from the Centre, state and local authorities have come on board, and the department is working on the third phase to further scale up the mobile governance platform and bring more services under its ambit. 

"We have to go through inter-ministerial consultations to scale this m-governance store for launch of third phase. The third phase will have many more departments and capacity to add more services application on this store. Final shape of third phase can be known only after consultation process is complete," he said.

Source:-The Times of India

Re-designation and changes in job content of PMG/DPS (BD, Tech & Mktg) to focus more on Mails & BD activities in the Circles'

To view Department of Posts (Establishment Division) Order No. 43-58/2012-PE-II dated 28-11-2013 please Click Here.

Change in procedure of payment of Commission to SAS/MPKBY Agents and PRSG Leaders in the post offices to be migrated to Finacle CBS Application. (SB Order no 12/2013)

To view SB Order No.12/2013 please Click Here.

Appeal from the Circle Secretary

Dear friends,

The Circle conference is a rare occasion to show the strength, to feel the togetherness and to share the visions. I wish every single member of this Association to participate in the 39th Circle Conference to be held at Balasore on 02-02-2014 (Sunday).

Therefore, I would like to appeal all the members of this Association to make their travel plan in advance, to submit individual application to their controlling authority for special CL including journey time as admissible under rules referring C.O. Letter No.WL/24-7/2001-Ch-I dated 23/12/2013 and to remain present at the venue before 10:00 hrs on 02-02-2014 (Sunday).

Hotel Fantassy, Near ADM Square,
B.C. Sen Road, Balasore

        I would also like to request all the office bearers and CWC members of the Circle Branch Association to attend the pre-Circle Conference CWC on 01-02-2014 at 11:00 hrs and the Circle Conference on 02-02-2014. Members who are neither office-bearers nor CWC members but willing to join the CWC meeting are also welcome to attend the pre-Circle Conference CWC on 01-02-2013 (Saturday) at 11: hours as invitees.

With regards,

Pitabasa Jena
Odisha Circle Branch

Special Casual Leave to attend 39th Circle Conference

Vacation vs work: Why Indians prefer to work than take leaves

A lot of Indians prefer to work, putting off or cancelling their holiday, as per a recent study, 2013 Vacation Deprivation, by Expedia. Here are some other findings: 

1. 63 per cent of Indians feel they are vacation deprived. In fact, India ranked as the 10th most vacation-starved country in 2013. Last year, it ranked 4th.

2. 38 per cent of Indians work for 41-50 hours a week, which is more than that for other countries. Worse, 74 per cent have cancelled/postponed a vacation due to work.

3. 37 per cent of employees in India prefer getting money in exchange for the unused holidays, which is the highest figure in the world.

4. 46 per cent of Indians save their vacations to avail of at a future date. The country ranks third in this respect, following Malaysia and Singapore.

5. 59 per cent of the respondents in India are not able to plan their vacation in advance because it depends on their work, the highest figure among all the surveyed countries. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Saturday, December 21, 2013

CHQ News:-DPC for the promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2012-13 and 2013-14

It is learnt from Directorate that, all the required information have been received from Uttar Pradesh / Gujarat / Maharashtra and Odisha Circle. It is also learnt that DPC for the year 2012-13 will be convened after getting the suitable dates from UPSC and DPC for the year 2013-14 will also be conducted immediately after convening the DPC for the year 2012-13.

Updation of information regarding CPIOs and FFAs under section 19((8) of RTI Act 2005

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre in Sambalpur Region

The following officers in ASP cadre are transferred and posted against the post noted against them as below vide RO, Sambalpur Memo No.ST/RO/150-6(A)/2011(Ch-I) dated 19/12/2013.

Sl. No
Name of the officer
Present place of posting
Place of posting on transfer
Shri Lingaraj Pradhan
ASP(HQ), Sundargarh Division
ASP(HQ), Sambalpur Division
Shri C.B. Meher
ASP(HQ), RMS ‘K’ Division, Jharsuguda
Postmaster, Sambalpur HO
Shri U.K. Sahu
Ex-ASP(I/C), Bripada Central Sub Division
ASP(HQ), RMS ‘K’ Division, Jharsuguda