Thursday, January 28, 2016

New checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC

New checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
28-January-2016 16:34 IST

Railway Ministry introduces new checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website with a view to further prevent possible misuse Under the new provisions a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website This new provision will come into effect w.e.f. 15th February, 2015. The move aims to deter touts and to facilitate genuine users  

In order to facilitate genuine users and prevent touting activities, various checks have already been put in place for the booking of e-ticket/i-ticket on IRCTC website including the following : - 

1.      Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for ARP booking) from 08:00 hours to 10.00 hours.

2.      Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for Tatkal booking) from 10:00 hours to 12:00 hours.

3.      A maximum of 10 tickets can be booked online in a month by an individual.

4.      Quick Book Option is disabled from 08:00 to 12:00 hours

5.      All types of ticketing agents (YTSK, RTSA, IRCTC agents etc.) have been debarred from booking tickets during the first thirty minutes of opening of booking i.e. from 08:00 to 08:30 hours for general bookings, and from 10:00 to 10:30 hours and 11:00 to 11:30 hours for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.

6.      Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 08:00 to 12:00 hours.

7.      There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 08:00 to 12:00 hours.  

To further prevent any possible misuse, Ministry of Railways has now decided that effective from 15th February, 2016, a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website. This will replace the existing system under which a maximum of 10 tickets can be booked online through IRCTC website in a month by an individual. However, the existing condition will continue wherein these booking will be subject to a limit of booking 2 opening Tatkal tickets in 10:00- 12:00 hours period in a day and 2 opening Advance Reservation Period (ARP) tickets in 08:00-10:00 hours period in a day. 

This has been done keeping in view the analysis of usage of quota of 10 tickets which indicated that 90% of users are booking upto 6 tickets in a given month and only 10% are making more than 6 tickets. It is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities. Therefore to deter such touts and to facilitate genuine users, it has been decided that a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month.  

Lok Sabha Questions.- postal employees...

Lok Sabha Questions.- postal employees

ANSWERED ON: 16.12.2015
Postal Employees
Will the Minister of


(a) the number of employees working in the post offices across the country;

(b) whether there is shortage of postmen and post masters in the department;

(c) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard;

(d) whether the employees of post offices are given any training before appointment and assigning specific tasks; and

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the action taken in this regard?


(a) The number of employees working in the post offices across the country is 189719.

(b) Yes, Sir. 

(c) There is shortage of 11058 postmen and 2335 postmasters. All cadres in the Department have fixed sanctioned strength and whenever any posts in any of the cadres fall vacant due to promotion, retirement, death, deputation or leave, duties of such posts are managed by redistribution and combination of duties in post offices for ensuring smooth delivery of postal services till the time these posts are filled up on regular basis in the Circle concerned. Filling up of such vacancies is an on-going process in the Department as per the provisions contained in the Recruitment Rules of each cadre.

(d) Yes, Sir.

(e) The details of Induction training for various cadres are given below:
1 Indian Postal Service (IPoS) Group Á 2 years
2 ‘Postal Service (PS) Group ‘B 4 weeks
3 Inspector Posts (Direct Recruit) 16 weeks
4 Inspector Posts (Departmental) 14 weeks
5 Postmaster Grade-I 3 weeks
6 Postal Assistant Circle Office/Regional Office 5 weeks
7 Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (Direct Recruit) 9 weeks
8 Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (Lower Grade Officials) 9 weeks
9 Postman/Mail Guard/Mail Overseer 2 weeks
10 Multi Tasking Staff 1 week


Name of Circle Total number of employees working in post offices Number of vacant post of postmen Number of vacant post of postmasters

1 A.P- 18922 846 602

2 Assam- 2886 30 06

3 Bihar- 8791 127 124

4 Chhattisgarh -124 13

5 Delhi -4853 1041 84

6 Gujarat -10915 1442 266

7 Haryana -4165 96 27

8 H.P- 8500 91 45

9 J&K -1124 161 08*

10 Jharkhand- 2070 189 02

11 Karnataka- 10788 454 64

12 Kerala- 6209 439 202

13 M.P.- 6669 663 73

14 Maharashtra -20159 1680 106

15 N.E -1628 198 23

16 Odisha -19068 178 130

17 Punjab- 5552 287 41

18 Rajasthan -6734 189 86

19 Tamilnadu -16319 1054 230

20 U.P -18138 1134 61

21 Uttrakhand 1971 205 17

22 W.B -12667 430 125

TOTAL-- 189719 11058 2335
* Confirmed on phone.



Constitution of Empowered Committee - For 7th CPC report

Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Republic Day

Happy Republic Day


SC/ST Amendment Act 2015 to be enforced w.e.f 26-1-16

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to be enforced with effect from January 26, 2016

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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
25-January-2016 11:29 IST

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to be enforced with effect from January 26, 2016 
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes will be enforced with effect tomorrow i.e. January 26, 2016.

Consequent upon passing of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015 by the Lok Sabha on August 04,2015 and Rajya Sabha on December 21, 2015, to make amendments in the Principal Act, namely, the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) {PoA} Act, 1989, the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, as assented by the President on December 31, 2015, was notified in the Gazette of India Extraordinary on January 01, 2016. After framing the rules for enactment, now it will be enforced by the Central Government with effect from January 26, 2016.

The key features of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, are:

•New offences of atrocities like tonsuring of head, moustache, or similar acts which are derogatory to the dignity of members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, garlanding with chappals, denying access to irrigation facilities or forest rights , dispose or carry human or animal carcasses, or to dig graves, using or permitting manual scavenging, dedicating a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe women as devadasi, abusing in caste name, perpetrating witchcraft atrocities, imposing social or economic boycott, preventing Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates from filing of nomination to contest elections, hurting a Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes woman by removing her garments, forcing a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe to leave house , village or residence, defiling objects sacred to members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe, touching or using words, acts or gestures of a sexual nature against members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe.

•Addition of certain IPC offences like hurt, grievous hurt, intimidation, kidnapping etc., attracting less than ten years of imprisonment, committed against members of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, as offences punishable under the PoA Act. Presently, only those offences listed in IPC as attracting punishment of 10 years or more and committed on members of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe are accepted as offences falling under the PoA Act.

•Establishment of Exclusive Special Courts and specification of Exclusive Special Public Prosecutors also, to exclusively try the offences under the PoA Act to enable speedy and expeditious disposal of cases.

•Power of Special Courts and Exclusive Special Courts, to take direct cognizance of offence and as far as possible, completion of trial of the case within two months, from the date of filing of the charge sheet.

•Addition of chapter on the ‘Rights of Victims and Witnesses’.

•Defining clearly the term ‘wilful negligence’ of public servants at all levels, starting from the registration of complaint, and covering aspects of dereliction of duty under this Act.

•Addition of presumption to the offences –If the accused was acquainted with the victim or his family, the court will presume that the accused was aware of the caste or tribal identity of the victim unless proved otherwise.

Observance of silence on 30th January../.

EPFO may pay 9% interest on PF deposits for 2015-16

Jan 25, 2016

EPFO may pay 9% interest on PF deposits for 2015-16

Retirement fund body EPFO may provide 9 per cent interest on PF deposits for this fiscal, which is higher compared to 8.75 per cent provided in previous two fiscals to its over five crore subscribers.

"The income projection of Rs 34,844.42 crore for the current fiscal is expected to be revised upward. Thus the body can provide 9 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for 2015-16," an EPFO trustee and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Secretary P J Banasure told PTI. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Business Hours of Post offices..நம் சங்கத்தின்” வெற்றி இது

BUSINESS  HOURS  OF  POST OFFICES - நம் சங்கத்தின்”  வெற்றி இது


சும்மா  வராது  சுதந்திரம் ! நம் தமிழ் மாநில அஞ்சல் மூன்று சங்கத்தின் இடை விடாத முயற்சிக்கு கிடைத்த  வெற்றியே  இது ! 

"இனி  மாநிலச் சங்கம் முயற்சி எடுக்க வேண்டும்" என்று  "ஞாபக மறதியாக (?)" கூட சில  கோட்டச் சங்க வலைத்தளங்களில் எழுத வேண்டாம் என்று  மாநிலச் சங்கம் அன்போடு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறது ! 

அதை  வேறு சில கோட்ட சங்கங்கள்  மறுபதிப்பு செய்திட வேண்டாம் என்றும் அன்போடு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறது.

எவராலோ  கிடைத்த உத்திரவு இது என்று WHATSAPP  , FACEBOOK இல் ஞாபக மறதியாக கூட  நீங்கள்  போட வேண்டாம். 

“நம் சங்கத்தின்”  வெற்றி இது என்று சொல்லிக்கொள்ள  நம் சங்கத் தோழர்களுக்கே”  ஏனோ  கூச்சம் அவர்கள் வேறு சங்கம் அல்லவே ?

மாநிலச்  சங்கத்தின் முயற்சியாலேயே கிடைத்தது  இந்த உத்திரவு என்பது  மறக்கலாகாது ! உங்கள் மாநிலச்  செயலர்  உங்கள் சங்கத்தின் அகில இந்தியத் தலைவரும் கூட  என்பதை  நினைவில் கொள்க !

அகில இந்திய பொதுச் செயலர் தோழர். பராசருக்கு கூட   நன்றி தெரிவிக்காமல் இருப்பது சரிதானா  என்பதை  யோசிக்கவும்.

கடந்த 2015,  நவம்பர் 2 ந் தேதி நம் தமிழக அஞ்சல் மூன்று வலைத் தளத்தில்  நாம் பிரசுரித்த செய்தி மற்றும் அகில இந்திய  சங்கத்தின் கடித நகலை  மீண்டும்  கீழே  தருகிறோம். பார்க்க ! மீண்டும் ஞாபகம்  கொள்க !




தமிழகத்தின்   பல  பகுதிகளில் இருந்து, அலுவலகங்களின்  BUSINESS  HOURS என்பது ஒட்டுமொத்தமாக , சனிக்கிழமை  உட்பட 7 மணி நேரமாக மாற்றப் பட்டு வருவதாக புகார்  வந்தது. மேலும்  பல  மாநிலங்களிலும் இந்த நிலை தொடர்வதாக  நமக்கு  தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டது. 

எனவே நம்முடைய  மாநிலச் சங்கம் கடந்த 16.10.2015 அன்று  நம்முடைய அகில சங்கத்தின் கவனத்திற்கு ஈமெயில் மூலம் இந்த  பிரச்சினையை கொண்டு சென்றது.   நமது அகில இந்திய  சங்கமும்  தற்போது  இந்த பிரச்சினை  இலாக்கா  முதல்வரின்  கவனத்திற்கு கொண்டு சென்றுள்ளது. கீழே பார்க்க  கடித  நகலை . மேலும்  இந்தப் பிரச்சினையை  JCM DEPTL COUNCIL MEETINGலும் எடுத்திட நம் மாநிலச்சங்கம், அகில இந்திய சங்கத்தைவேண்டியுள்ளது.

கடித  நகல்   கீழே  பார்க்க :-

பெற்ற  உத்திரவும்  கீழே  பார்க்க :-

India Post is going to announce about 20,000 vacancies soon

India Post is going to announce about 20,000 vacancies soon

Great news for all the government jobs aspirants as Indian Postal Circle is going to announce one of the biggest employment notifications very soon. The recruitment will be organized for selection of eligible staff for Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant posts on its official site Now all those qualified candidates are invited for 20000 upcoming job opening whose link will be soon available at their official site. This notification will bring good news for those entire aspirants who were looking for government jobs, 10th pass government jobs, 12th pass government jobs, post office jobs etc.

According to report, India post is going to hire candidates for Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant posts, Stenographers, Postman and Mail Guard, MTS, Postmaster Cadres, Hindi Typist, Inspector, Director Posts, etc. Aspirant must have completed their Matriculation or Intermediate from recognized board and diploma/ graduation/ bachelors or its equivalent in required discipline from recognized university or institute. The online application process will start from February 2016 and will going to end on March 2016.

India Post operates postal system in India. It was founded during British Empire i.e. 01st April, 1774 and operated under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt of India. But, on 31st March 2011 it was officially declared as the Indian Postal Service and currently has more than 154,866 post offices which are located across India. Main headquarter of post office is located in Sansad Marg, New Delhi.

India post is popular among candidates for providing various services such as Letter post, parcel service, EMS, deposit account, third-party logistics freight forwarding, delivery etc. India post is divided into 22 postal circles which is independently headed by chief postmaster general. Currently more than 4, 70,000 employees are working with Indian postal circle. India Post’s main objective is to provide all type of courier service at low cost than other private firm. For the date of official announcement keep going through their official website daily and stay tuned with us for more news related to latest government job vacancy.

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India Post to block usage of Public email IDs, w.e.f 15/2/16

GDS Court case, further adjourned to 4-4-16.

GDS Court case - Pr CAT, Delhi - information on the latest position

It is informed by the Advocate that the Court Proceedings on the GDS case filed by NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) in Pr.CAT, Delhi is further adjourned to 04-04-2016.

On receipt of details from the concerning authorities, necessary information can be published in the websites.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Departments instruction on 3 days Dharna programme...

RRC Group D Recruitment 2016 for 1884 PWD Posts

RRC Group D Recruitment 2016 for 1884 PWD Posts

Government of India, Ministry of Railways, Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC) Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) for erstwhile Group 'D' posts for filing up total 1884 Vacancies. Eligible PWD Category Indian Nationals Apply Online through RRC NR Website on or before 31st January 2016.

Employment Notice No. 01/2015 - Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Disabilities for erstwhile Group 'D' posts

Name of the Post
Total Vacancies
Scale of Pay
Erstwhile Group 'D' Posts
PB-1 ₹ 5200 - 20200, Grade Pay ₹ 1800/-
RRC wise Vacancies: Mumbai (WR) - 117, Jaipur (NWR) - 10, Allahabad (NCR) - 370, Hubli (SWR) - 214, Jabalpur (WCR) - 125, Bhubaneswar (ECoR) - 23, Bilaspur (SECR) - 04, Chennai (SR) - 63, Delhi (NR) - 166, Guwahati (NFR) - 16, Kolkata (ER) - 116, Kolkata (ER) - 73, Kolkata (SER) - 73, Mumbai (CR) - 397, Patna (ECR) - 45, Gorakhpur (NER) - 84, Secunderabad (SCR) - 61.

Age Limit: 18 to 42 Years. UR - 01/011974, OBC - 01/01/1971, SC / ST - 01/01/1969, Lower date of Birth for All - 01/01/1998.
Age Relaxation: By 10 years for persons with disabilities (PWD) (13 years for OBC and 15 years for SC/ST), For Ex-servicemen with disabilities, up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provided they have put more than 6 months service after attestation.

Minimum Educational Qualification: 10th (Matriculation) or its equivalent examination (OR) ITI equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.

Selection Process: Single stage Online Exam, documents verification and medical examination. The Online exam scheduled to be held between 15th February to 25th February 2016.

Online Exam Details: 
(1) The Question papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
(2) The standard of questions for the online examination will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts. Question will be objective in nature with aim to assess general knowledge / awareness, mathematics and reasoning etc. The question paper will have 100 questions.
(3) There shall be negative marking in online examination and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer@1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question.
(4) Duration - Duration of the examinations will be 90 minutes. Extra time of 30 minutes shall be allowed to the VH candidates, where scribe is allowed. 

 Exam Fee: Nil

How to Apply: Eligible Candidates are required to Apply Online through RRC NR Website and fill up the personal details and Bio-data etc. The closing date for online registration is 31/01/2016 up to 17:00 Hours.

Important Dates:
The Last date for submission of Online Application : 31-01-2016 at 17:00 Hours
Date of Online Examination : Between 15th - 28th February, 2016 (Approximate)

Notification : Click Here

Apply Online : Click Here