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Friday, May 26, 2017

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure - reg.

Applicability of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed in Government Service after retirement and whose pay is debitable to Civil Estimates/ Fixation of pay of State Govt.Employees on their appointment in Central Govt, subsequent to the implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules,2016

235 Banks and Department of Post involved with APY implementation

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
26-May-2017 12:12 IST

Atal Pension Yojana (APY) reaches 53 lakhs subscribers’ base 

235 Banks and Department of Post involved with APY implementation

97.5% of the subscribers contributing at monthly intervals; 51.5% subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs. 1000
The subscribers base under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached about 53 Lakhs. At present 235 Banks and Department of Post are involved with the implementation of the scheme. Besides the branches of the banks and CBS-enabled offices of India Post, quite a few banks are sourcing subscribers through their internet banking portals in a paperless environment. 
The APY Scheme follows the same investment pattern as applicable to the NPS contribution of Central Government employees.  During the year 2016-17, it has earned a return of 13.91%.
With a view to empower the APY subscribers, new functionalities have been developed where under a subscriber can view and print the ePRAN card and Statement of Transactions. Further, the subscriber can register complaints/ grievance by providing his/ her PRAN details on
Presently males account for 62% of the subscribers and female for about 38%. Most of the subscribers have opted for monthly contribution; about 97.5% of the subscribers are contributing at monthly intervals, about 0.8% at quarterly intervals and about 1.7% at half yearly intervals.
A majority of the subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs. 1000/-.  Presently 51.5% subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs.1000/- and 34.5% of the subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs.5000/-. Pension amount wise segmentation of the subscribers is shown in Figure 1. 

Figure 1: Pension amount wise segmentation of the APY subscribers
The Atal Pension Yojana became operational from 1st June, 2015 and is available to all the citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years. Under the scheme, a subscriber would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs.1000 to Rs. 5000 per month, depending upon his contribution, from the age of 60 years.  The same pension would be paid to the spouse of the subscriber and on the demise of both the subscriber and the spouse, the accumulated pension wealth is returned to the nominee.

Extension of 7th CPC benefits and grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners of Autonomous/Statutory bodies under Administrative Control of Department of Commerce.

UPU DG calls on African Posts to diversify services

22.05.2017 - Universal Postal Union Director General Bishar A. Hussein has called on postal operators in Africa to diversify their services in order to cope with current industry dynamics adversely affecting their business.

UPU Director General Bishar Hussein poses for a photo with Uganda's ICT and National Guidance Minister Frank Tumwebaze (right). On the left is the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bagiire Vincent Waiswa.
Addressing participants during the Pan African Postal Union’s (PAPU) 36thAdministrative Council meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, Amb. Hussein advised PAPU member countries to invest in innovation so as to develop products that meet the changing needs of customers.
“We are all aware that the postal sector is undergoing unprecedented changes, characterised by rapid technological development, globalisation of postal markets and increased competition. These are factors that are making us seek new ways of doing business in order to remain relevant for our customers. The new shift calls for greater innovation and diversification of products to march the changing needs and expectations of customers,” said Amb. Hussein.

Operational readiness

Amb. Hussein, who was accompanied by UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz, also participated in a three-day Operational Readiness for E-commerce in Africa start-up workshop sponsored by UPU through its technical cooperation programme.
He told participants that UPU had identified e-commerce as the priority area of growth for the postal sector and called on African postal administrations to adopt new technology and upgrade their logistics capacity to be able to successfully participate in this new online market.
He further said it was the realization of the need to adopt online services that inspired the UPU’s Ecom@Africa project, which aims to help countries in the continent to set up e-commerce services for the Post
“Africa is considered the weakest link in the global postal network and that is why we have prioritized it in this programme,” he said.

Ugandan participation

Meanwhile, Uganda has requested the UPU’s assistance to set up an e-commerce platform for the Post under the Ecom@Africa project.
Speaking during a courtesy call by Amb. Hussein, Uganda’s Minister for ICTs and National Guidance, Mr. Frank Tumwebaze, said his ministry was preparing a national digital strategy for the country and that the Ecom@Africa project was seen as the best approach to achieve its goals.  The digital strategy will address all sectors of the economy in Uganda, he said.
Amb. Hussein pledged to assist the country in implementing the project.
So far six other countries—including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia—have engaged the UPU for advice in setting up Ecom@Africa.  Amb. Hussein said the UPU’s International Bureau was prepared to help any member country interested in implementing the project so as to achieve faster take up of e-commerce for the continent’s postal network.


Earlier, Amb. Hussein had attended the Third Pan African Forum on Migration in Kampala, Uganda. The event was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
During the meeting, Amb. Hussein informed participants that the UPU, in collaboration with IOM and other partners, was working on a project to facilitate a more affordable financial remittance system targeting migrant communities. The pilot project is soon to be launched in Burundi and will be facilitated through the country’s postal network.
If successful, similar projects will be replicated in other parts of the continent now home to large migrant communities in the diaspora.
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Fast-track probe in corruption cases: Central Vigilance Commission to banks, government departments

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked all public sector banks, insurance companies and central government departments to speed-up investigation in pending corruption cases. The anti-corruption watchdog has written to the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs), who act as distant arm of the commission, of all the departments to also expedite investigation reports on complaints sought by it.
The CVC refers complaints of corruption in a government organisation to the CVO concerned for investigation and report. The move comes after it was noticed that many organisations were sitting over corruption complaints.
The commission has expressed desire that CVOs of all ministries, departments and organisations should review their respective pendencies and “take expeditious action” to bring them to a logical conclusion within the prescribed time limit, a directive said.
They have asked to review cases in which further clarification has been sought by the commission and the matters pending implementation of the commission’s first and second stage advices (referred to punishment including censure to withholding increment) against alleged corrupt government employees.
The CVOs of banks, insurance companies and other government departments have to review and take action expeditiously on departmental probes pending with inquiry officers.
They also have to review the investigation reports on complaints sought by the commission.
“All CVOs concerned are advised to review all such pending matters concerning their departments/organisations and report action taken/compliance status to the commission expeditiously,” the CVC said.
The commission had in January sought details from the CVOs for the complaints pending investigation under two categories –- those pending for over an year and the others pending for over six months and less than an year’s time — by February 28 and March 31, respectively.
Corruption complaints against various government departments jumped by a whopping 67 per cent in 2016 over the previous year.
In its annual report tabled in Parliament last month, the probity watchdog said it received a total of 49,847 complaints in 2016, as against 29,838 in 2015 — an increase of 67 per cent.
Over 11,000 complaints of alleged corruption were received against the officials working under the railways ministry.
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Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign.
Wannacry compromised the post office's automated queue management system, infecting touch-screen terminals which run on the outdated Windows XP operating system, one of the workers said. Terminals were still blank in some parts of Moscow this week but it was not clear exactly how many branches had been affected.
A spokesman for Russian Post, a state-owned monopoly, said no computers were infected, but some terminals were temporarily switched off as a precaution. "The virus attack did not touch Russian Post, all systems are working and stable," he said.
Other institutions in Russia have said they were infected by the virus, highlighting Moscow's readiness to show it too is a frequent victim of cyber crime in the face of allegations from the United States and Europe of state-sponsored hacking.
The Interior Ministry, mobile operator MegaFon and state rail monopoly Russian Railways all reported infections, with employees locked out of their computers and the creators of the virus demanding ransoms of $300 to $600.
The Russian central bank said on Friday the virus had also compromised some Russian banks in isolated cases.
That the infected post office terminals ran on Windows XP - which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014 - points to the widespread use of outdated software in Russia, which experts say left the country disproportionately vulnerable to the attack.
Of 300,000 computers infected worldwide, 20 percent were in Russia, according to an initial estimate by cybersecurity researchers last week.
Globally, few ransoms have been paid after many victims found they could restore their systems from backups.
The post office outages also illustrate what investigators say is a common misconception about Wannacry: infected computers are more likely to be part of antiquated systems not deemed important enough to update with the latest security patches, rather than machines integral to the company's core business.
"Many companies in Russia use outdated unpatched systems and older anti-malware solutions," said Nikolay Grebennikov, vice president for R&D at data protection company Acronis. "In big companies upgrades are hard to perform and avoided because of budget and scale."
Russia's relationship to cyber crime is under intense scrutiny after U.S. intelligence officials alleged that Russian hackers had tried to help Republican Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency by hacking Democratic Party servers. Moscow has denied the allegations.
Investigators are yet to track down Wannacry's criminal authors, saying they likely used a hacking tool built by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked online in April.
It has not previously been reported that the Russian postal service, which employs more than 350,000 people, had been hit by the virus.
"The head guys rang on Thursday and said we had to turn off the terminals immediately. They said this extortion virus had infected them," a worker at a branch in northwest Moscow said, declining to be identified discussing internal company matters.
"They rang again yesterday and said we could turn them back on. We did that, but you can see they still don't work."
Employees at a second post office confirmed the electronic queuing system was broken but said they did not know why.
Two sources at Russian Railways said the company had suffered a "huge" cyber attack and a small number of computers were infected without damaging any important files.
The extent of the damage had been limited, one of the sources said, because a lot of computers were turned off at the end of the working week. "We were lucky it was a Friday night," he said.
Megafon, which is Russia's second biggest mobile operator, declined to comment on how the virus had got into its system.
It said the virus had caused a temporary outage of its customer support services. "Our sales points suffered worst of all because Windows, which had the exploited vulnerability, is more widely used in retail," a company statement said.
The frequent use of pirated software in Russia also helped spread the Wannacry infection, investigators said, as unlicensed products do not receive security updates.
Reuters has found no evidence any of Russian companies infected with the Wannacry virus were using unlicensed software.
But computer piracy is a long-standing issue for technology companies in Russia, one which has as become increasingly acute as the country's economic slump and falling earnings make licensed products prohibitively expensive.
Data compiled by the BSA Software Alliance trade group shows 64 percent of software products in Russia were pirated in 2015 - a black market industry worth $1.3 billion - compared to a global average of 39 percent.
"Piracy is still wide spread in Russia, especially if we are talking about home users," Grebennikov said. "This is because of poverty. If an operating system costs say 500 roubles, people would buy it."
Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system currently costs around 8,000 roubles ($140.92) in Russia, around a fifth of the average monthly wage of 39,000 roubles. Online, the same product can be illegally downloaded for free.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mobile Application for Delivery of Postal Articles - An Overview

Allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status

Calling for application of volunteers from Postal/Sorting Assistant cadre to work in PTC, Dharbhanga as Office Assistant

Different Commemorative Postage Stamps released by India Post

Click Here to view the  Commemorative Postage Stamp on Coffee released on 23.04.2017​

Click Here to view the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Aatukuri Molla, Viswanatha Satyanarayana and Tarigonda Vengamamba released on 26.04.2017

​Click Here to view the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Ramanujacharya released on 01st May, 2017​

​Click Here to view the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India released on 05th May, 2017​

​Click Here to view the Three commemorative postage stamps of denominations Rs5, Rs10 and Rs25 on CHAMPARAN SATYAGRAHA CENTENARY were issued by India Post on 13.05.2017​

NFPE writes to Secretary (Posts) on remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short-term vacancies of Postmen, Mailgaurd and MTS

 National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                      e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981               website:

Ref: PF/NFPE/GDS                                                                                         Dated – 25.05.2017

            The Secretary
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi – 110001
Sub: -  Remuneration to be paid to the GraminDakSevaks engaged as substitutes in short-term vacancies of Postmen, Mailgaurd and MTS.

Ref: -   Directorate’s Memo No. 7-9/2016-PCC dated 26.04.2017.

            Your kind attention is drawn to para-3 of the above referred OM dated 26.04.2017.

            Para – 3 – “In future, GDS who are willing to work as substitute will be paid at the minimum pay of the respective levels of the Pay Matrix barring other allowances like HRA, Transport Allowance etc. with effect from 01.01.2016.”

            The words, “in future “appearing at the beginning of the above para creates an impression that enhanced substitute wage is eligible from date of issue of the orders only, whereas the words “with effect from 01.01.2016” appearing in the last line of the same para gives an impression that the revised substitute wage should be paid from 01.01.2016.

            As the minimum pay of the Postmen, Mailguard and MTS is revised with effect from 01.01.2016, the substitutes shall be paid the revised wages with effect from 01.01.2016 itself on the principle of equal pay for equal work. But the framing of the para – 3 has created confusion as the meaning of the whole para is ambiguous. As a result many lower level authorities had refused to pay revised substitute wages with effect from 01.01.2016.

            It is requested to issue necessary clarification removing the ambiguity appearing in para- 3 of the OM.
Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Copy to: -

All General Secretaries/Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

Confederation writes to Secretary, DoPT on revision of minimum wage payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                    Dated – 25.05.2017


The Secretary
Department of Personnel & Training
Government of India
North Block, New Delhi – 110001


Sub:- Revision of minimum wage payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers – reg.

The minimum wage payable to Temporary Status Casual labourers is revised, every time when the minimum pay of Central Government employees is revised. Eventhough the notification revising the minimum pay of Central Government employees with effect from 01.01.2016 was issued by Government on 25.07.2016, the minimum wage of Temporary status Casual labourer is not yet revised. Pending revision, they are being now paid the minimum wage as per the 6th CPC wage revision.

It is requested that necessary action may be taken for revision of minimum wage payable to Temporary status Casual labourers working in various Central Government department.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General &
Standing Committee Member
National Council JCM

Confederation News : National Convention on NPS


ON 10th June 2017 Saturday

Time – 2 PM to 6 PM


About 1000 delegates from all affiliates/states will participate.
As per the decision of the joint meeting of Confederation and AISGEF, it is decided to organize a National Convention on NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) at New Delhi on 10th June 2017 at MPCU Shah Auditorium from 2 PM to 6 PM. The main intention of the National Convention is to intensify the struggle against the NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) and also against large scale outsourcing of Government functions. Eventhough initially the convention is organized by Confederation and AISGEF only, many other like-minded organisations in many public sector undertakings like Banks, Insurance, BSNL, Pensioners organisations etc. shall join the struggle in future and efforts are on to make it a bigger platform and biggest movement against the NPS and outsourcing which are imposed as a part of policy offensives of those Governments implementing neo-liberal reforms.

Out of 1000 delegates AISGEF will mobilise 650 and Confederation 350. All affiliates organisations and C-O-Cs of Confederation shall mobilise delegates from all states. Major organisations shall mobilise maximum (NFPE – 100, ITEF-50, Audit-20, Civil Accounts-20, Atomic Energy-10, Ground Water Board-20, others – 5 each, C-O-Cs-Delhi – 50 others – 5 each). Please start the mobilization and campaigning now onwards to ensure participation of delegates as per the above quota from all organisation and also from all states.

Detailed future course of programme of action will be announced in the Resolution to be adopted in the National Convention. As almost 40 to 50% of the Central an State Government employees comes under the purview of NPS, efforts may be made to reach out to all those younger generation employees and to ensure their full participation in the struggle programmes to be announced by the National Convention.


(During lunch hour or any convenient time to be decided locally)

As already reported the entire Central Government employees and pensioners are very much aggrieved and agitated over the totally indifferent and negative attitude of the NDA Government against their genuine and legitimate demands. Their anger and protest was visible in the 16thMarch 2017 one day strike and also in the mass dharna organized in front of Finance Minister’s office and other state/District Centres on 23.05.2017. As the dominant organisations in the NJCA and also JCM National Council Staff Side are not ready for reviving the deferred indefinite strike, the entire employees and pensioners including Autonomous body employees and Pensioners are looking at Confederation as the only organisation of hope which is sincere to their cause.

As the next phase of our agitation, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to organize HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ON 22.06.2017, Thursday, in front of all major Central Government offices at all major Centres. The time can be either lunch hour on any other convenient time fixed locally. Leaders of all fraternal organisations who are supporting our cause may also be invited to be a part of the human chain.

Maximum participation of employees and pensioners may be ensured in the programme. The draft pledge (Oath) to be taken by the participants of the human chain (which may be announced by one leader through sound amplifier and repeated by all participants) will be exhibited in the Confederation website shortly. The same may be translated to local language and printed copies distributed to all participants of the human chain. Big and long banners are to be exhibited in front of the human chain with name of Confederation and demands prominently written on it. If possible a meeting of all participants may be arranged after the pledge (after the human chain) and leaders may address such meetings. Maximum publicity should be given through print and electronic media and also social media.

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General
Mob &Whatsapp – 09447068125

Initiatives and reforms done by the Ministry of Communications in last three years

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

25-May-2017 19:51 IST

Shri Manoj Sinha brief about the initiatives and reforms done by the Ministry of Communications in last three years 
India becomes second largest network in the world with crossing the landmark of one billion telephone subscribers: Shri Manoj Sinha

Total broadband connection till March 2017 crosses 276.52 million: Shri Sinha

Mega spectrum auction fetches highest ever upfront payment of Rs. 32434 crore against 965 MHz of spectrum since 2012: Shri Sinha

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) launches two branches in Raipur and Ranchi: Shri Sinha

129 Post Office Passport SevaKendras (POPSKs) in various parts of the country has been agreed with MEA50 Operationalized till now: Shri Manoj Sinha

Shri Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Communications held a Press Conference today to brief about the initiatives and reforms done by the Ministry in last three years. Shri Manoj Sinha said that the Ministry of Communications achieved significant mile stones since May 2014. A number of initiatives were taken for efficient implementation of policies through Department of Telecomm and Department of Post. Shri Sinha said that interests of consumers who use services provided by the ministry are high on the agenda of the Government. 
Three Years Achievement of the Department of Telecommunication

1. Physical performance
·         The Indian telecom sector has made rapid strides during the last few years because of several reforms and initiatives undertaken by the Department of Telecommunications. 

·         India now has the second largest network in the world, next only to China. India crossed the landmark of one billion telephone subscribers in the year 2015-16.

·         Total subscription now stands at 1194.99 million as on 31.3.2017.

·         501.81 million connections are in rural areas and 693.18 million in the urban areas. 

·         The wireless telephony constitutes 97.96% (1170.59 million) of all subscriptions whereas share of the landline telephony now stands at 2.04% (24.40 million) at the end of March, 2017.

·         261.97 million telephones were added during April 2014 to March, 2017 as compared to 86.69 million net addition during the April, 2011 to March 2014.

·         Mobile phone addition touched 266.07 million during the period from April 2014 to March 2017 as compared to 92.92 million during the April 2011 to March 2014

·         Total internet connections as on December 2016 was 391.5 million. Total broadband connection till March 2017 stood at 276.52 million.

·         139.91 million Internet connections have been added during March 2014 to December 2016.

·         Data traffic in India has shown a six fold increase from 561 million GB in the first quarter to 2988 million GB in the third quarter of 2016-17.

·         FDI equity inflow in telecom sector from April, 2016 to March, 2017 has reached US $ 5564 million which is more than four times the average inflow of about 1.3 billion annually (since 2013-14). 

2. Spectrum reforms

·         The mega spectrum auction was held in October, 2016 sold 965 MHz of spectrum in different bands.  The auction fetched highest ever upfront payment of Rs. 32434 crore since 2012.

·         Reforms such as spectrum sharing, trading, and harmonistaion have been done in the year 2016 to facilitate rationalization and optimum use of resources.

3. Other policy reforms

·         The ‘Aadhaar based E-KYC services’ for issuing mobile connections has been prescribed from September, 2016.  Under this, a subscriber can authenticate himself using his biometrics at the point of sale.

·         One Nation - Full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has been allowed since 3rd July 2015.
4. Projects

·         The flagship BharatNet program is being implemented to link each of the 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats of India through Broadband optical fibre network.

·         As on date OFC has been laid in 202675 km covering 90027 Gram Panchayats (GPs). OFC pipes have been laid   in 2,24,340 km covering 100934 GPs.

·         Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for North-East Region (NER) has been approved to provide mobile coverage to 8621 uncovered villages, installation of 321 mobile towers along National Highways and strengthening of transmission network

·         Proposal to setup 25,000 Public Wi-Fi Hotspots using the block-level infrastructure of BSNL’s Telephone Exchanges in rural areas has been approved.

·         A proposal for setting up of 5000 Wi-Fi Chaupals at Gram Panchayat levels in the 18 states of the country by CSC-SPV, at an estimated cost of`100 crore, to be funded from USOF, has  been approved.

·    An agreement is proposed to be signed with RailTel for setting up Wi-Fi hotspot at 200  at rural railway stations.

5. Consumer centric measures

·         Mobile phones sold in India now come with a dedicated “panic button” and Global Positioning System( GPS).

·         Department of Telecom has launched Tarang Sanchar, a web portal for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances. The portal can be accessed at

·         DoT had launched 1955 Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) in 5 states on 23/12/2016 and in remaining states on 12/1/2017 and 16/03/2017 for obtaining public feedback on call drops

·         Both Government and TRAI are taking all possible steps and pursuing with the TSPs to address the problem of call drop and bring it down within the permissible limit.

·         Department has launched “Twitterseva” on 2nd August 2016 for obtaining feedback/grievances related to Telecom issues and services from the public.

·         MTNL has launched a special program to progressively increase the fibre length by redeploying the broadband nodes (DSLAMS) near to the subscriber premises in Delhi and Mumbai thereby reducing copper length and enhancing the quality of broadband service.
·         MTNL is in the process of expansion of mobile network by adding 1080 new 3G sites for upgrading Data handling capacity to 10 Gbps.

·         Provided Wi-Fi Hotspots with more than 100 Access points at various locations in Delhi including 7 tourist places i.e. Red Fort, QutubMinar, Lodhi Garden, Humayun Tomb, PuranaQila and 5 market places i.e. Nehru Place, HauzKhas, Defence Colony, Arobindo Marg, Green Park.

·         Provided connectivity to set up 500 Wi-Fi Hotspot by Government of Maharashtra, Project commissioned on 9thJanuary, 2017.

·         MTNL provided connectivity at 133 locations for Area Traffic Control Project of Mumbai Traffic Police for Road Traffic Monitoring.

·         The free night calling facility was introduced for all landline customers for making local calls to any network in Delhi and Mumbai between 10 PM to 7 AM.

·         Launched Android based “My MTNL”APP.

·         Introduced single Pan India Customer Care No.1130.
7.  BSNL
·         Present Market Share of BSNL is 9.95% (as on 31.12.2016) which was 8.16% as on 31.12.2015.  The total income increased by 7.05% upto third quarter w.r.t. previous year same period.  EBIDTA of BSNL which was (-) 691 CR in 2013-14 has become (+) 672 CR in 2014-15 & further (+) 3855 CR in 2015-16.

·         Till date BSNL has provided 5000 Wi-Fi hotspots (approx) in more than 1000 locations.

·         BSNL is in process of setting up 40,000 Wi-FI hotspots with Mobile data off loading shortly to provide 4G experience to 2G/3G customers.

·         BSNL is planning to provide 25,000 hotspots in each of its 25,000 rural exchanges in 2016-17.

·         BSNL has provided Night free calling (between 9 PM to 7 AM) to all networks for BSNL customers.  Sunday free calling has also been extended.

·         In Maharashtra Circle 500 villages in Nagpur SSA were provide with internet facility through Public Wi-FI hotspots with Fund support of State Govt.

·         ECR CONE (Enhanced Capacity & Resilience of Core Network) has been planned with an estimated cost Rs.1000 Cr. for higher Data speed Broadband services, leasing of High capacity Bandwidth to Telecom Operators/ISP’s which will includes implementation of the Super Highway Transport Network with 100 Gbps line capacity.

Three Years Achievement of the Department of Posts

1-     IT Modernization Project

With a total outlay of Rs. 4909 Crore, the IT Modernization Project of Department of Posts is being carried out and as a result (a) Data Centre is operational at NaviMumbai, (b) Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) has been powered on at Mysore on 15th May, 2015, (c) So far 23277 Post Offices for Core Banking Solution (CBS) and 25406 Post Offices for Core Insurance Solution (CIS) have been migrated. Automated Teller machine (ATM) Services-installed at 980 locations, (d) ATMs are inter-operable w.e.f. 31-12-2016 and (e) 28252 locations have been networked on a single Wide Area Network (WAN) and connected to Data Centre.

2-     India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)
The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has launched two branches in Raipur and Ranchi. IPPB aims to catalyze financial inclusion in India, by ensuring that everyone has equal access to financial services, no matter who they are, what they earn and where they live. IPPB will take basic banking to the un-banked and the under-banked across all cross-sections of society.

3-     Setting up of Post Office Passport SevaKendras (POPSKs)

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilize the Post Offices in the various States as Post Office Passport SevaKendras (POPSKs) for delivering passport related services to the citizens. In current phase, setting up of 129 Post Office Passport SevaKendras (POPSKs) in various parts of the country has been agreed with MEA. Out of 129, POPSKs at 50 locations have been inaugurated till 19.05.2017 including Metagalli Post Office, Mysuru in Karnataka and Dohod Head Office in Gujarat which were the first to commence operations.

4-     Mobile Money Transfer Service:-

Mobile Money Transfer is a service that enables instant money transfer from one place to another using mobile, through Indian Post Offices. The consumer just needs to have a mobile phone while the actual transmission of the money is initiated by the Postal Assistant, using his/her special handset. This service is a boon for those sections of our society who regularly remit money to their homes at faraway places and who have no access to any other financial instrument like bank account, etc. except mobile phones.

Kindly click the given link below for detailed 3 years achievements of Department of Telecommunication & Department of Posts: