Sunday, November 30, 2014
It has been decided by the Government to introduce plastic notes in the denomination of Rs. 10/-. One billion plastic notes of the denomination of Rs. 10/- will be introduced in a field trial in five cities selected for their geographical and climatic diversity.
The primary objective of introduction of polymer/plastic notes is to increase its life and not to combat counterfeiting. The cities selected for field train are Kochi, Mysore, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubaneswar.
The Reserve Bank of India has informed that since the proposal is at a trial stage, the decision on replacement of currency notes with plastic notes will depend on the outcome of field trial.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Format for getting information from Branch Post Offices
Name of Branch Post Office:
Name of Sub Post Office:
Name of Head Post Office:
Name of Division:
Name of Region:
Name of the Circle:
Name of the BPM
Educational qualification of the BPM
English Knowledge of BPM:
i. Read and Write
iii. Cannot read and write
Contact Details(Mobile no., email ID)
Address of the B.O. with landmark
Timing of B.O.
Where is B.O. situated:
i. In BPM ‘s house
ii. In Panchayat office
iii. Any other place, pl specify
Accessibility of B.O. :
i. Distance from Panchayat Office
ii. Distance from Market
iii. Distance from Railway Station
iv. Distance from Bus Stand/BusStop
Whether a vacant Departmental plot is available in the village in which B.O. is located:
Whether Panchayat office is located in the village:
Whether B.O. is housed in a Pucca (cemented structure) premises:
Whether separate space is available in the premises for Post Office work:
Whether electric power connection is available in the B.O.:
Availability of Electricity in the village:
i. Upto 6 hrs.
ii. More than 6 hrs.
iii. Village not electrified
Which telephone network is available in village:
vii. Any other, pl specify
Total No. of Savings accounts: (Including MGNREGA, Pension etc.)
Total No. of RD Accounts
Total No. of RPLI & PLI Policies :
(Avg.of the all transactions of peak month )
Registered Articles/Speed Post :
( Delivery and Booking avg. per month)
(All MOs booking and delivery avg. per month)
Avg. Cash transaction per day
Whether cash chest is available in B.O. :
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Pre-implementation of Rural ICT in BOs
I. The BO should have table to place the Handheld Device and for charging the device.
II. The electrical power connection is required to charge the Solar UPS wherever power is available. In the locations where electrical power is not available, the UPS will be charged from Solar Panel.
III. The locations where electrical power connection is there, it should have proper earthing and with one or two plug points along with on/off switch.
IV. The above site preparation is to be done before the roll out starts for the particular Division.
V. The data on BO such as the name of the BPM, contact details, address of the BO with land marks etc. may be updated and kept ready.
VI. The availability of the network connectivity (Vodafone/ BSNL / Airtel etc.) at the BO location may also accessed and the best signal available in the BO may be identified and kept in order to facilitate the Vendor with details to drive best out of the project. If the network signal is not available, we have to identify as Off-line BO.
VII. Similarly identification of the BOs where the solar UPS is not required due to installation problems of the solar panel or good power availability for more than 6 hours daily, has to be also done.
To view the format for collection of desired information in respect of Branch Post Offices please Click Here.
The complete information in respect of all BOs is to be uploaded to the specific webpage domain name (to be circulated shortly) on the India Post website by 30-12-2014.
Source:-Department of Posts (RB Division) Letter No.01-07/2014-RB dated 27-11-2014.
source : IP ASP Orissa Blog.
Posted by TN IP ASP at 10:12:00 PM
NDA AND UPA
TWO SIDES OF SAME COIN
New Central Govt. under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has completed six months in office. As far as the common people and working class of this country is concerned, no positive action has been taken by the Govt. to mitigate their woes and grievances. Instead much negative steps are taken during this six months period.
Government has withdrawn the guidelines which controls the pricing of essential medicines through National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority. As a result, the prices of essential medicines for treatment of cancer, blood pressure, cholestorol, diabetics, heart-deceases etc will shoot up in the market. Prices of medicines for treatment of cancer itself which now costs Rs.8500 may go upto Rs.1,08,000/-. Pharmaceutical corporate companies are the beneficiaries.
Government has made its intention clear that the number of gas cylinders (LPG) per year will be reduced from existing 12 to 9 and also to link it to Aadhar and subsidies through direct cash transfer to Bank accounts. Earlier UPA Govt. has reduced the gas cylinders from 12 to 9 but subsequently it has been withdrawn the order due to widespread protests.
Govt. has deregularised the pricing of diesel. Earlier UPA Govt. has deregulated petrol prices and now the NDA Govt. has deregularised diesel price. Petroleum companies will now be free to decide the prices of petrol and diesel. Even-now the prices of petrol and diesel in India are 40% higher than the prices in the international market.
Govt. has decided to allow 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defense Production. Earlier this move of the UPA Govt. was opposed by NDA saying that it is against the national interest and security of the country. Defense production will now be completely privatised.
Govt. has decided to allow 100% FDI in Railways and also public-private-partnership (PPP). During his speech delivered in Australia Prime Minister has called upon the Industrialists of that country to country to invest in Indian Railways. Doors for privatisation of Railways is opened.
Govt. has decided to allow 49% FDI in Insurance sector. The bill for amending the Insurance Act for this purpose is pending in the Parliament and Govt. spokes person has hoped that the bill will be passed in this winter session of Parliament.
Govt. has decided to disinvest the share of all public sector nationalised banks upto 48%. Road map for privatisation of banking sector is drawn.
Govt. has made it clear that 100% FDI will be allowed in Pension Funds. The future of those who are under the New Pension Scheme will be uncertain due to Pension Fund Privatisation.
Govt has decided to sell the shares of profit making public sector undertakings such as ONGC, BHEL, coal India Ltd. etc to the tune of 25%.
Govt. has made it clear that Indian Post Office Act 1898 will be amended to facilitate grant of licences to multi-national courier services. This will pave way for privatisation of postal sector.
While extending red-carpet welcome to the corporates and multinational companies, the Govt. has declared that all the Labour laws which put hurdles before them will be amended. Govt. has already moved in Parliament Labour Law amendments to remove all the protections and rights now enjoyed by the working class including right to strike and right to form unions.
Government has declared that all the loss-making public sector undertakings will be closed or privatised. Air India, BSNL etc. are all in the hit-list.
Government has made it clear that its slogan is “minimum government and maximum governance”. It has imposed a total ban on creation of new posts and for filling up of posts which are lying vacant for more than one year.
Regarding Central Government Employees, none of their legitimate demands are conceded by the Government. DA merger, Interim Relief, Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) under 7th CPC, Date of effect of 7th CPC as 1-1-2014, Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointment - everything stands rejected.
Regarding Postal employees none of the 39 demands raised by Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) are settled. Three lakhs GDS are still not included in the 7th CPC and their future is uncertain, Revision of wages of Casual, Part-time, contingent employees with effect from 01-01-2006 is pending before the Government from 2008 onwards. Cadre Restructuring, issues of Postmaster Cadre, Accountants, System Administrators, MMS etc. all pending or rejected.
It is in the above background the Central Trade Unions, JCM National Council staff-side, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers and Postal JCA has decided to organise following agitational programmes.
1. As a part of nation-wide agitation by all Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, HMS, AITUC, CITU etc. has decided to organise Parliament March on 5th December, 2014 to protest against the anti-people, anti-labour policies of the NDA Government. In the march they will declare future struggle programmes.
2. All the organisations in the JCM National Council (Staff side) including Railways, Defence and Confederation has decided to organise a National Convention on 11th December, 2014 to decide future course of action for realisation of the legitimate demands of the Central Government employees.
3. Postal JCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS has decided to organise a massive Parliament March of 20000 Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-Time, Contingent employees on 4th December, 2014 demanding settlement of 39 point charter of demands. PJCA has decided to go for indefinite strike.
NFPE calls upon the entirety of five lakh Postal employees to participate in all the above programmes and make it a grand success. Let us pledge that we shall continue our struggle till success.
New Delhi: The government has advanced deadline for rolling out national optical fibre network (NOFN) across all 2.5 lakh village panchayats by a quarter to December 2016.
The last phase of NOFN roll out to connect 1 lakh village panchayats will be completed by December 2016, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
Earlier, government had set the target of completing NOFN roll out across 2.5 lakh village panchayats by March 2017. There is no change in deadline for phase 1 and 2 under which government has announced to connect 50,000 village with NOFN by March 2015 and 1 lakh by March 2016.
"NOFN is expected to provide the basic infrastructure for facilitating provision of broadband services in rural areas by telecom service operators," Prasad said in a written reply.
The Minister said that roll out of services using 3G and broadband wireless spectrum which was put to auction in 2010 would also lead to expansion of broadband facilities in the country.
Replying to a separate question on broadband services, Prasad said, "Once implemented NOFN will provide 100 mbps (megabit per second) bandwidth to each gram panchayats to facilitate broadband services."
On behalf of National federation of Postal Employees, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and on behalf of AIPEU Group ‘C’, Com. N. Subramanian, General Secretary, Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary & Com. A. Veeramani, AGS have met the chairman Shri. T. S. R. Subramanian, Task force on Leveraging the Post office Network on 27.11.2014 at Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Chairman of the Task force warmly welcomed the union leaders and explained how the postal network could be utilized in a positive manner. The interaction with the union side is mainly on the following points.
1. E- Commerce
3. Aadhar Centre
4. Financial inclusion
5. Data collection for various departments
6. Data updation for various departments
7. More Insurance products
8. More Savings Products
9. MGNREGA, Old age / widow / Disabled, Pension, Transfer of Benefit schemes
10. Physical network & Component
11. Physical to digital
12. Sale of prepaid cards for various telecom, Mobile services, TV channels as well as post paid payments.
13. Market Surveys
In the memorandum we earlier submitted, many service/business activities of the state governments and other departments of Central Government including private players that can be done by the Postal Departments have been mentioned. All the same were also emphasized in the meeting.
The Chairman asserted us that there will be no retrenchment elsewhere and instead more staff is needed to be employed especially in rural areas. Our view of increasing the work and staff also is positively taken by the Chairman. We requested him to suggest in its report to make the GDS as full time employee while optimizing the Postal Network.
Let us wait and see what it will propose and recommend.