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Saturday, December 20, 2014

PFRDA News : Facility for Modification/Updation of contact details directly by Government NPS Subscribers in CRA System

Creation of AML/CFT compliance structure in CO/RO/Divisional Offices and all Operative Offices

Declination of officials regularly promoted to LSG Supervisor Cadre in Odisha Circle


Participation of Odisha Postal Cricket team in the Secretariat Cricket Tournament at Bhubaneswar.

Department of Posts, India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle
No .S.Cell/1-25/2009 (Sub)
Date: 19.12.2014
The PMG, Berhampur Region.
The DA (P), Cuttack.
The SSPOs/SPOs, Bhubaneswar/Sundargarh Dn/ Kalahandi/Cuttack City/Cuttack North Dn.
The SSRM, RMS ‘N’ Dn, Cuttack.
The Superintendent PSD, Bhubaneswar.
The Sr. Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO.
Sub: -   Participation of Odisha Postal Cricket team in the Secretariat Cricket Tournament at Bhubaneswar.
            This is to intimate that the following players have been nominated to participate in the Secretariat cup Cricket Tournament on behalf of Odisha Postal Circle which is currently being held at Bhubaneswar from 02.11.2014 onwards. In this connection, for the next league match of our cricket team, the team members as listed below may be granted Spl. CL. for 27.12.2014 (Excluding Sundays & Holidays) plus actual journey time to participate in the above tournament, subject to maximum 30 days of Spl. C.L. in a calendar year. After completion of the Tournament the officials may be directed to submit participation certificate from the competent authority for record.
Name of Players
Shri Pawan Kumar Singh
Director Postal Services(HQ), CO, Bhubaneswar
Shri Hrudananda Behera
Steno, CO, Bhubaneswar
Shri Trilochan Patra
Postman, Bhoinagar SO, Bhubaneswar Division
Shri Rajesh Ku. Sethi
MTS, RMS ‘N’ Dn, Cuttack
Shri Deepak Rout
BPM, Boringpadar, Kalahandi Dn.
Shri Jagannath Sarangi
Contingent Worker, Rajendra Nagar S.O, Cuttack
Shri Abhilash Routray
BPM, Lalbag BO, Jajpur Sub-Dn, Cuttack North Dn.
Shri Sanjeeb Sahoo          
Postman, Ashok Nagar MDG, Bhubaneswar
Shri Sk. Sirajuddin
Waterman, Malgodown SO, Cuttack
Shri Krushna Chandra Mohanty
MTS, PSD, Bhubaneswar
Shri Anil Kumar Buda
MTS, DA (P), Cuttack.
Shri Anupam Mohapatra
MTS, Bhubaneswar Dn.
Shri Dillip Kumar Rout
PA, Sundargarh HO
Shri Swaraj Sasmal
SA, RMS ‘N’ Dn, Cuttack
Shri Suvrakash Nayak
ASP I/C, Jajpur Sub-Dn
Shri Lingaraj Sahoo
PA, Bhubaneswar GPO
This order is issued without any financial implication to this department.   
(Md Asif Zake)
Asst. Director (Sports) & Secretary, OCPSB
For Chief P.M.G., Odisha Circle,
Copy to:-
1.      The Sr. PS to CPMG/ PA to DPS (HQ).
2.    The DDM (PLI)/ AD (Staff), CO, Bhubaneswar

Circle Level Football Selection for the year 2014-15

Department of Posts, India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle
No .S. Cell/1-11/2014-15
Date: 19.12.2014
Circle Level Football Selection  for the year 2014-15.
It has been decided to hold the Circle level Football selection at Sports Council Ground, Cuttack at 9.00 A.M. on 23.12.2014.
Following entries have been accepted to attend the Circle level selection.
Shri Debananda Putel, O/S Mails
Central Sub-Dn, Balangir
Shri Pradip Ku. Das
Bhubaneswar Secretariat SO
Shri Ushes Hati
SRO RMS ‘K’ Dn.,Rourkela
Shri Surya Narayan Sahoo,PA
Bhubaneswar GPO
Shri Kulamani Sahoo, SA
HRO, RMS ‘N’ Dn.,Cuttack
Shri Avinna Sundar Rout, AAO
DA(P), Cuttack
Shri Santosh Kumar Naik, GDSBPM
Tamapalo BO, Via-Gop, Dist-Puri
Shri Dhanga Salai Badra, PA
Jharsuguda HO, Jharsuguda
Md Sk Sikandar Alam, Postman
Uditnagar H.O., Rourkela-12
Shri Gopinath Mohanty, PA
Soro MDG, Balasore
Shri Gopinath Padhan, OA
Divisional Office, Balangir.
Shri Padmalochan Behera, PA
Loisingha SO, Balangir Dn.
Shri Abhishek Bhue, PA
Puri HO, Puri – 752001
Shri Trilochan Pandab, Postman
Udit Nagar H. O,Rourkela-12
Shri Shakti Prasad Singh, B.E.
Sundargarh H.O.
Shri Sanjaya Kumar Meher GDSMC,
Narayan pur BO, Tarbha SO, Balangir
Shri Sanjib Kumar Bhoi, GDSMC
Kamsara BO, Tarbha SO, Balangir
Shri Ajit Meher, O/S mails
Titilagarh Sub Dn., Balangir
Shri Dibya Singh Bariha, GDSBPM
Mahulpali BO, Barpali, Bargarh-768029
Shri Anupam Mohapatra, MTS
Bhubaneswar GPO
Shri Malay Ranjan Pati, PA
Bhubaneswar GPO
Shri Alok Kumar Behera, MTs
 O/o the SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Dn.
Shri Nilamadhab Nayak, PA
Lamtaput SO, Jeypore HO, Koraput Dn.
Shri Gopinath Soren, PACO
Circle Office, Bhubaneswar.
Shri Santosh Ku Prusty, SA
HRO, RMS ‘N’ Dn., Cuttack
Shri Suryakanta Samal, Postman
Kendrapara HO, Cuttack North Dn.
Shri Arun Kumar Munda, GDSMD
Raruan, Mayurbhanj Dn.
Shri Kamil Minz, GDSMD
Dalki BO, Via-Birmitrapur,Sundargarh
Shri Tofan Bhue, PA
Jagatsinghpur HO, Cuttack South Dn.
Shri Gopabandhu Sahoo, SA
O/o the DA(P), Cuttack-4
Accommodation for outstation players available in Postal Recreation Club, Cuttack GPO. Hence soon after their arrival the may contact Santosh Kumar Prusty, SA, HRO, RMS ‘N’ Dn., Cuttack
All above players may be granted special C.L. on 23.12.2014 plus actual journey time on individual application.
All above players should note that T. A. and D.A. will be paid (on production of bus/train ticket) through shortest route to the players who will get chance in the Circle Football Team.
(Md Asif Zake)
Asst. Director(Sports) & Secretary, OCPSB
For Chief P.M.G., Odisha Circle
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :-
1. DA(P), Cuttack-4 .
2. SSPOs/ SPO s , Bhubaneswar Dn./Puri Dn./Sundargarh Dn./Sambalpur Dn./Cuttack South Dn./Balangir Dn./Cuttack North Dn./Balasore Dn./Mayurbhanj Dn./Koraput Dn.
3. SSRM ‘N’ Dn. Cuttack/RMS ‘K’ Dn. Jharsuguda/SRO,RMS ‘K’ Dn., Rourkela/ HRO, RMS ‘N’ Dn.,Cuttack.
4. Sr. PM/ PM, Bhubaneswar GPO/Balangir H.O/ Jharsuguda HO/Uditnagar  H.O/ Puri H.O/ Sundargarh HO/Kendrapara HO/Jagatsinghpur HO
5.  All Players concerned.
6.  Spare

Complaints of Sexual harassment of women at workplace show an increase

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development

19-December-2014 16:12 IST

Complaints of Sexual harassment of women at workplace show an increase
The number of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work place registered with National Commission for Women (NCW) during the last two years and current years shows an increasing trend. The no. of such complaints during the last three years and the current year is 170 in 2011, 167 in 2012, 249 in 2013 and 336 in 2014 upto (12/12/2014).
Safety of women in the country is of utmost priority for the Government. The Government is endeavouring to put in place effective mechanisms to provide safe environment for women. The Criminal Law (Amendment), Act 2013 has been enacted for making the punishment more stringent for offences like rape. Provision for increased penalty for gang rape and causing serious injury to the victim resulting her to remain in a vegetative state have been made. New offences like acid attack, sexual harassment, voyeurism and stalking, disrobing a woman have been incorporated in the Indian Penal Code. Certain changes have also been introduced in the Code Of Criminal Procedure (Cr.PC) and the Indian Evidence Act, like the recording of statement of the victim of rape and sexual assault by a woman police officer and provisions to ensure that the victims ( below the age of eighteen) is not confronted by the accused at the time of trial.

The Ministry of Women And Child Development has enacted the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 which covers all women, irrespective of their age or employment status and protect them against sexual harassment at workplace both in public and private sector, whether organized or unorganized.

The Ministry recognizes that incidence of crime against women cannot be controlled unless mindsets of people, in general, are made to change. The Government including NCW regularly conducts awareness creation among men and women in the society through workshops, seminars, street plays, Nariki Chaupals, Beti Janmotshav at the district level. In collaboration with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Special (Mahila) Gram Sabhas have also been conducted. Further, advertisements in the press and electronic media educating people about issues of domestic violence, child sex ratio and child marriage etc also are being taken up. Platforms such as the International Women’s Day and the National Girl Child Day are used to create awareness on issues related to women and to bring to the centre stage issues such as sex selective abortions and child marriage. Through Sabla programme of this Ministry, adolescent girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years are imparted knowledge about their rights. Government has recently introduced the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme addressing the issue of declining child sex ratio and discriminatory social construct against women.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a starred question in the Lok Sabha today. 

Government approves 8.75% interest rate on Provident Fund Deposits for 2014-15

NEW DELHI: Over five crore subscribers of the EPFO will get 8.75 per cent interest this fiscal on their provident fund deposits - the same rate as the previous year.

"Finance ministry has ratified the decision of the EPFO's central board of trustees (CBT) to retain 8.75 per cent rate of interest for the current fiscal," said a source.

The rate was same in the previous year, 2013-14, when it was raised from 8.5 per cent in the 2012-13 fiscal.

This rate of interest on PF deposits would now need to be notified by the labour ministry as well as by the income tax department. The decision would be implemented from the date of notification, a senior official said.

The CBT had decided to retain the interest rate on PF deposits at 8.75 per cent for the current fiscal at its meeting on August 26.

As per the practice, decision of the trustees of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation on interest rate is implemented after the concurrence of the finance ministry.
According to the EPFO's income projection, payment of 8.8 per cent rate of interest would have left a surplus of Rs 77.15 crore. But since the income projection of Rs 29,136.42 crore for the current fiscal was done without factoring in interest payment burden due to enhanced wage ceiling, EPFO had suggested to fix 8.7 per cent rate of return on PF deposits for 2014-15.

The body recently enhanced the wage ceiling for becoming member of the scheme at the time of joining a job to Rs 15,000 from Rs 6,500 per month. The new wage ceiling is effective from September 1.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kisan Vikas Patra

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

19-December-2014 18:39 IST

Kisan Vikas Patra

Government has formulated a number of schemes having different features for different segments of the saving population. Each of the available saving option has different features in terms of eligibility to invest, rate of interest, maturity period, lock-in-period, tax treatment, pledging facility, minimum and maximum ceilings etc.

Main features of KVP, are:

Amount invested in Kisan Vikas Patra (KYP) doubles in 100 months at the present rates. The certificates can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or to a minor. It can also be purchased jointly by two adults.

A certificate may be transferred from one person to another with consent in writing to an officer of the Post Office or Bank. Under the scheme the transferee has to be eligible to purchase the certificate. The certificate may be prematurely encashed any time after two years and a half from the date of purchase, in the event of death of holder or any holder in case of joint holder, on order of court of Law and forfeiture by a pledge.

The Government has no proposal to separately tax benefit on KVP. However, income on KVP would be taxable as per existing provisions. Investor will have to undergo Know Your Customer (KYC) modalities at the time of application. In the case of transfer of KVP from one customer to another, a request has to be made in writing to an officer of the Post Office or Bank and the transferee has to be eligible to purchase KVP certification in the first instance.

Kisan Vikas Patra (KYP) has been reintroduced and is available in Post Offices. In future, DVP will be available in banks which are/will be authorized for handling small savings schemes.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

Shri Ravishankar Prasad says that ‘Digital India’ will be a Game Changer for the Country

The Minister for Communications and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that ‘Digital India’ will be a game changer for the country and it will have a cascading effect to change the entire system. He was chairing the Consultative Committee Meeting attached to his Ministry where all the Members of the Committee had appreciated the way that the Digital India’ Programme has been conceived. The Minister informed the Members that about seven lakh Kms. of cable for broadband is proposed to be laid in the next three years as against 10 lakh kilometers laid in the country so far. The Minister informed Members that 50,000 Gram Panchayats will be provided Broadband facility the first tranche and 2.5 lakhs in the next three years. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad also assured the Members that the Government is giving a bit priority for the production of electronic goods as a part of the ‘Make In India’ programme and the hardware is also expected to take off in the country as the software.

Reacting to the concern of some of the Members about poor services of the BSNL network in the country, he said more funds are proposed to be provided to the public sector telephone service providers during the VII phase to improve their functioning and make them commercially active.

The Secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Shri R.S. Sharma, made a presentation on the ‘Digital India’ programme before the Members of the Consultative Committee.
Source : PIB

Regular Promotion to LSG Supervisor(Postal) in Odisha Circle


Periodicity of Establishment review of Divisional Office, Postal Store Depot and RLO

CGHS Wellness Centres

The cleaning work (housekeeping) has been outsourced in the CGHS due to vacant posts of Safaiwala. The outsourcing has been done pursuant to DoPT guidelines that no further recruitment to Group D posts would be done w.e.f. April 2010.

In view of the overcrowding in certain CGHS wellness centres elderly beneficiaries may have to wait to meet the doctors and collect medicines.

CGHS has already issued guidelines that elderly beneficiaries will be provided privileged access to medical facilities at the dispensaries in order to minimize the waiting time of the elderly patients.

The CGHS dispensary proposed at Najafgarh is yet to be handed over to CGHS by the Delhi Police authority who has constructed the building in the premises of the Police Training School, Jhadoda Kalan. This is a temporary accommodation for the CGHS wellness centre till a permanent premise is built in Najafgarh area.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.
Source : PIB

Harassment to Postal Employees in Bhopal

 Courtesy : Dainik Bhaskar (MP)
Courtesy : Pradesh Today (MP)

Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre

Vintage photograph, handwritten letter by Karl Marx fetches $678,000 at auction

IANS  Beijing, December 18, 2014
A handwritten letter by Karl Marx accompanied by a vintage photograph of the author of "Das Capital" sold for $678,000 at an auction in China, the China Daily newspaper reported.
     According to the paper, the letter covers a single page in which Marx refers to fellow philosopher Friedrich Engels, his co-author on "The Communist Manifesto" and to the latter's wife.
He also mentions other progressive thinkers of the nineteenth century. The letter is dated June 1881, two years before Marx's death at the age of 63.
However, at an auction that took place last July in Shanghai, another original Karl Marx letter failed to fetch the $1.34 million minimum that was required to open the bidding.
In the photograph, the German philosopher appears with long grey hair and beard, wearing a dark suit and white shirt on which hangs a monocle that he is wearing around his neck, while he rests his right arm on a table.
The letter has been published in the Chinese version of the Complete Works of Marx and Engels and in a Russian monograph on the thinker, the China Daily said.
The auction was held at the Xiling Yinshe Auction Hall, which specialises in original documents of the Communist pioneers, in the city of Hangzhou in eatern Zhejiang province.
In China, studying the works of Karl Marx and the Marxist ideology they engendered are compulsory in secondary and university education, as they are considered the intellectual backbone of the Communist regime that came to power in China in 1949.