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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Swachh Baharat Mission by staff members of Bhubaneswar GPO


Swachh Bharat Mission by Staff members of Ashoknagar MDG in association with NFPE members

 Swachh Shapath by staff members of Ashoknagar MDG
 Swachh Bhara Abhiyan inaugurated by B Samal, Postmaster, Ashoknagar MDG
 Cleanliness drive by the staff members of Ashoknagar MDG in Unit - II Market Comples
Members of National Federation of Postal Employees joining in the cleanliness drive 
 Sri P K Bisoi, Chief PMG, Maharastra Circle, Sri P K Singh, DPS ( HQ), Bhubaneswar and Shri J Kanhar, PMG Sambalpur joining in the cleanliness drive

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 26.09.2014)

DateMeeting with
24.09.2014Indian Ex-servicemen Movement
23.09.2014CRPF Officers
22.09.2014BSF Officers; Forum of retired CAPF officers

Happy Durga Pooja

Swachh Bharat Kosh

Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) has been set up to attract Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds from Corporate Sector and contributions from individuals and philanthropists in response to the call given by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 15th August, 2014 to achieve the objective of Clean India (Swachh Bharat) by the year 2019, the 150th year of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi through Swachh Bharat Mission.
A nation-wide effort will start on Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October, 2014 to mobilize resources for improving sanitation facilities in the rural and urban areas, particularly, school premises.
How to Donate
Donations can be made at Swachh Bharat Kosh. Details of Swachh Bharat Kosh are as follows:
Account No. : 34215500587
Bank Name : State Bank of India
Branch Name : Central Secretariat Branch
Branch Code : 00625
Address : North Block, New Delhi 110 001
Email :
IFSC Code : SBIN0000625
MICR No. : 110002014
Donations through Demand Draft/Cheques may be made to 'Swachh Bharat Kosh' payable at New Delhi and sent to the following address:
Mrs Nidhi Khare,
Administrator, Swachh Bharat Kosh
DBT Office, Fourth Floor, Shivaji Stadium,
Near Connaught Place
New Delhi-110001

Government officials grumble as Swachh Bharat campaign robs them of their holiday

NEW DELHI: As the Swachh Bharat campaign to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
draws out babus en masse to work on October 2, murmurs of discontent can be  heard about their having to forego "not only a gazetted holiday but also a   vacation coinciding with the long weekend".

However, coming as somewhat  of a compensation for some of the harried government employee, was the  announcement on Tuesday that all offices in and around India Gate will be closed  post lunch on Wednesday. So, government personnel working in these offices have  been asked to report at 10.30 am rather than 9 am as per an earlier order. 

The "wasting" of a national holiday predictably has become the  favourite topic of discussion in most government offices these days.

India Post suited to be payment bank: Financial Services Secretary GS Sandhu

MUMBAI: Lack of credit disbursing experience makes the postal department with its vast network of offices around the country better suited to be run as a payment bank and not as a full-fledged universal bank, a top Finance Ministry official said here today.
"The Department of Posts may be considered as a payment bank and they are working towards that. The problem with post offices is that they handle only one-side of banking, that is, the deposit side; but they don't handle the credit side," Financial Services Secretary GS Sandhu said at an event here.
"So by making them (postal department) a payment bank, they will be able to work in that area they are best at. That may happen soon," Sandhu said.
The Department of Posts with its network of more than 1.35 lakh post offices across the country had made concerted attempts to enter the banking sector by applying for a universal licence.
While allotting licences in April this year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left it to the government to decide the fate of the Department of Posts' application.
The Department of Posts has been collecting deposits, offering fixed as well as recurring deposits accounts to people for a long time now.

PIO Card valid for Life Time

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
01-October-2014 14:49 IST
PIO Card valid for Life Time
In pursuance of the announcement made by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden in New York on September 28, 2014, Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a Notification on September 30, 2014 to the effect that Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card shall be valid for life time and the PIO Card holder shall be exempt from police reporting / registration.

It has been further clarified that all PIO Cards issued till September 30, 2014 are automatically deemed to have life time validity.

Swachh Bharat Mission - Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Aur

Dear Comrades,
Please refer Directorate's D O  letter No. 87-04/2014-Coordn./O & M, dated 29th September, 2014 circulated to you through your Post Office eMail Id.  All are requested to come to office by 9.30 AM on 2nd October, 2014 and take Swachh Sapath at 9.45 AM carrying out cleanliness of the office premises.
Please remember , cleanliness is a journey and not a destination. Please provide 100 hours a year ( 2 hours a week only ) towards this noble drive carrying out cleanliness of your residential premises, neighbourhood and social network premises.
After finishing the job in your respective offices, you are also requested to  join with me tomorrow at Ashoknagar MDG for carrying out cleanliness in any public place on behalf of National Federation of Postal Employees.
= B Samal =
Divisional Secretary

Motivate staff to ensure cleanliness: Centre to states

All state governments have been asked by the Centre to motivate their employees to be part of Narendra Modi government's ambitious 'Clean India' campaign.
"There are guidelines issued by the Prime Minister's Office. The secretary, department of personnel and training, has informed all chief secretaries of of all the states to motivate employees under them," minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions Jitendra Singh said in Delhi on Monday Singh, who was participating in 'Swachh Bharat Mission' or 'Clean India' campaign at gate no 6 of his office in North Block, said all central government employees will take cleanliness pledge on October 2.
These guidelines have been sent to all states too, he said. Singh also broomed the floor as part of the drive.
"This symbolism also has its importance as it serves as a motivation to others," he said when asked whether or not the Prime Minister's initiatives will bring in any result. The Prime Minister will on October 2 launch the campaign.
"You will be surprised to know that as many as 60,000 files have been destroyed in the personnel ministry. Now these files were unwarranted ones. Some information from these files have been digitised," Singh said.
To a question whether or not the drive would stop after October 2, he said cleanliness is a continuous process and it will continue.
"A clean mind lives in clean body. But what is required to do is that there has to be awareness in every common man that it (cleanliness) becomes a permanent stint of one's lifestyle," the Minister said.
Singh said he plans to visit north-eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir to create awareness on the cleanliness drive. All central government employees will be administered 'swachhata shapath' (pledge of cleanliness) in government offices, public functions and events on Gandhi Jayanti, according to a directive issued by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth to all central government secretaries.
"Each ministry should participate in this national endeavour and undertake cleanliness and awareness campaign in a befitting manner," Seth said. The cleanliness drives led by senior officials will be undertaken in all government and public offices, it said.

Organising Savings Bank Camp to open POSB accounts on 10.10.2013 (Savings Bank Day)

During celebration of National Postal week from 09.10.2014 to 15.10.2014, 10.10.2014 will be observed  as Savings Bank Day by organising  Savings Bank Camp in Post offices to open POSB accounts.   The best two Circles who open maximum number of accounts will awarded by Directorate.

P A / S A Exam, 2014 update

Update as on September 29, 2014
IMPORTANT: For Candidates of Paper II (Computer Skill Test) at Tamil Nadu Postal Circle, who could not appear in the exam sessions on 28 & 29 September 2014 at the Coimbatore exam venue, have opportunity to appear on September 30, 2014 on First cum First Serve basis at the same exam venue in the morning sessions beginning 0900hrs. Same Admit Card will be valid.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Swachh Bharat Mission Logo and Tagline contest winners to be felicitated by Prime Minister

Winners of the contest for suggesting the LOGO and the Tag Line for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ will be felicitated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 on the occasion of the launching of the Mission.

Shri Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur, Maharashtra has won the Logo design contest while Ms.Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot, Gujarat emerged successful in the contest for Tagline for the Logo. Shri Khasbardar will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- while Ms.Bhagyasri will get Rs.25,000/-. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will give away the prizes at a public function to be organized in New Delhi on October 2, 2014.

Ideas were invited from the people for designing the Logo and suggesting appropriate slogans on the website, ‘’ till September 19, 2014. 1,636 valid entries for Logo and 5,168 for the Tagline were received.

The Logo with spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi with ‘Swachh Bharat’ written on the two glasses with the bridge of the spectacles in National Tricolour signifies the entire nation uniting to achieve the vision of Mahatma for a ‘Clean India.’ The Tagline “Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Aur” exhorts all citizens to contribute in their own way towards the goal of Swachh Bharat.
Source : PIB

Swachh Shapath


Competent Medical Officer/Board for issuing certificate of disability for the purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972 - reg.