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Saturday, August 31, 2013

6th Pay Panel has not recommended 50% DA merger with Basic pay

The 6th Pay Commission had recommended not to merge 50 per cent ofDearness Allowance (DA) for government employees with their basic pay, Parliament was informed on 30-8-2013. 

"The 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage," Minister of State Finance Minister Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. 

Government accepted this recommendation, he said, adding that the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were given effect from January 1, 2006. 

Some Central Government Employees Associations have been demanding for the merger of 50 per cent DA with Basic Pay and the constitution of 7th Pay Commission

Meena said the setting up of the next Pay Commission is considered normally after a gap of 10 years between two successive Pay Commission. 

DA to central government employees is revised twice a year, with effect from January 1 and July 1, calculated on the basis of percentage increase in all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers.

Source:-The Economic Times

Friday, August 30, 2013

Retirement on Superannuation

Shri Sanatan Modi, SPOs, Koraput Division, Jeypore and Shri S.P.Rajalingam, PMG, Berhampur Region are retiring from Govt. Service on 31.08.2013(A/N) on superannuation.

On the occasion of their retirement from Govt. Service, All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Posts , Odisha Circle Branch bids them a respectful farewell and wishes them a good-health and peaceful life in their post-retirement days.

Extension of Jurisdiction of CAT.

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Adhoc Promotion in JTS Group-A in Odisha Circle

          Shri Abhimanyu Behera, SPOs, Sambalpur Division, a PS Gr-B officer, is promoted to JTS Gr-A cadre on temporary and ad hoc basis and allotted  to Sambalpur Region vide C.O Memo No. ST/2-34(3)/2012 dated 30/8/2013.  

Ad-hoc Promotion to PS Group 'B' Cadre in Odisha Circle

The following ASPs are promoted to the cadre of PS Gr-B purely on temporary and ad hoc basis and allotted to Regions noted against each below vide CO Memo No. ST/2-4(3)/2013 dated 26-08-13.

Sl No
Name of the Officer
Present place of Posting
Allotted to Region
Sh. B N Purohit
ASP, RMS K Division, Jharsuguda
Sh. B B Negi
ASP(HQ), Bolangir

Transfers and Posting of officers in JTS cadre in Odisha Circle

CO Memo No. ST/2-34(2)/2012 dated 30-08-13.

Sl No
Name of the officer
Present place of posting
Place of posting on transfer
Sh. Aditya Kumar Nayak
SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division
Cuttack City Division
Vice Sh. B C Mohanty proceeded on long leave
Sh. Subash Ch. Barik
SSPOs, Sundargarh Division
Bhubaneswar Division
Vice Sh. A K Nayak transferred

Cyber-spying fallout: Govt may restrict usage of Google's Gmail for employees

The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google's Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyber-spying by the US.

A senior official in the ministry of communications and information technology said the government plans to send a formal notification to nearly 5 lakh employees barring them from email service providers such as Gmail that have their servers in the US, and instead asking them to stick to the official email service provided by India's National Informatics Centre.

"Gmail data of Indian users resides in other countries as the servers are located outside. Currently, we are looking to address this in the government domain, where there are large amounts of critical data," said J Satyanarayana, secretary in the department of electronics and information technology.

Snowden Fallout

The move comes in the wake of revelations by former US National Security Agencycontractor Edward Snowden that the US government had direct access to large amounts of personal data on the Internet such as emails and chat messages from companies like Google, Facebook and Apple through a programme called PRISM.

Documents leaked by Snowden showed that NSA may have accessed network infrastructure in many countries, causing concerns of potential security threats and data breaches. Even as the new policy is being formulated, there has been no mention yet of how compliance will be ensured.

Several senior government officials in India, including ministers of state for communications & IT Milind Deora and Kruparani Killi, have their Gmail IDs listed in government portals as their official email.

Google India spokeswoman said the company has not been informed about the ban, and hence it cannot comment on speculation. "Nothing is documented so far, so for us, it is still speculation," Google said in an email response.

A senior official in the IT department admitted on condition of anonymity that employees turn to service providers such as Gmail because of the ease of use compared with official email services, as well as the bureaucratic processes that govern creation of new accounts.

"You can just go and create an account in Gmail easily, whereas for a government account, you have to go through a process because we have to ensure that he is a genuine government user."

Last week, IT Minister Kapil Sibal said the new policy would require all government officials living abroad to use NIC servers that are directly linked to a server in India while accessing government email services. Sibal said there has been no evidence of the US accessing Internet data from India.

Sunil Abraham, executive director of Bangalore-based research firm Centre for Internet and Society, said he agrees with the government's decision to ban Gmail for official communication and that any official violating this needs to be punished.

"After Snowden's revelations, we can never be sure to what extent foreign governments are intercepting government emails," he said. Abraham, however, called the government's decision a "late reaction", as the use of Gmail and other free email services by bureaucrats has increased in the past.

"Use of official government email would also make it easier to achieve greater transparency and anti-corruption initiatives. Ministers, intelligence and law enforcement officials should not be allowed to use alternate email providers under any circumstance."

Source:-The Economic Times

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of IP 2012 held on 13th and 14th October, 2012- declarationof recasting/revised result thereof

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Use of integrity pact by Ministers/Department implementation of ARC recommendations. 4_2_2011_FC(Posts)Dtd15April2013

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Risk Allowance to Central Government employees - clarification reg.

To view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.21012/01/2010-Estt. (Allowance)  dated 26th August, 2013 please Click Here.

6 tips to improve your laptop's battery life

Working on the go and your laptop has run out of juice? This problem plagues most laptops as they tend to lose their battery capacity over time. But worry not, as there are several ways to improve laptops' battery life without too much trouble.

So, here are 6 ways to improve your laptop's battery life.


Similar to phones, laptop screen is also a power guzzler. Keep the brightness as low as possible. Also, If you also have keyboard backlighting, turn it off.

External devices

Any external device plugged in the USB port constantly draws power from your laptop. Removing them after use conserves battery.


Overheating leads to the internal fans to run faster - which in turn consume more battery. Use a laptop cooler to keep the temperature at bay.


Instead of putting your computer on standby, choose to hibernate - it saves the state of your computer and shuts down the computer and saves battery.

Windows power plans

Laptops running windows have built-in power plan settings. You can choose various items such as display brightness, when to turn off the display/hard-drives and USB power. Use these to improve your laptop battery life.

Battery Case

This application records the battery discharge cycle and also shows a detailed battery status including consumption, manufacturer, wear level etc. It also shows CPU and hard drive temperature to indicate any overheating.

Source:-The Times of India

Modification in Transfer and Posting in HSG-I Cadre

C.O. Memo No.ST/26-15/20 13  Dated 29.08.2013


Present place of working
Posting on transfer
Shri Sarathi Kar
Postmaster, Saheed Nagar MDG
Manager, PSD,Bhubaneswar-751007 vice Shri Rama Ch. Behera transferred
Shri Rama Ch. Behera
Manager, PSD, Bhubaneswar-751007
DPM-II, Cuttack GPO


Present place of posting
Posting on promotion
Change in Posting
Indradyumna Mohanty
SPM, Bhoinagar SO
PM, Khurda HO
Postmaster, Saheed Nagar MDG vice Shri Sarathi Kar transferred
Sarat Chandra Behera
PM, Athagarh HO
PM, Jaleswar HO
PM,  Jagatsinghpur HO
Bijaya Ketan Patnaik
DPM, Kendrapara HO
PM, Athagarh HO
Postmaster,  Kendrapara HO
Pramod Kumar Sethy
PM, Salipur MDG
PM, Kendrapara HO
PM, Salipur MDG
Suresh Ch.Swain
In transit
PM, Paradeep MDG
PM, Athagarh HO vice Shri S.C.Behera transferred


Present place of posting
Posting on promotion
Change in Posting
Shri S.C.Sundhy
PM, Baripada HO
PM, Balasore HO
PM, Jaleswar HO