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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Soldier, you've got mail....

The location of armed forces personnel serving in forward areas is invariably classified. While mobile and internet may be the preferred means of communication for most today, this facility is not necessary available to the soldiers serving in borders of our nation. So how do family members and friends of soldiers communicate with them?
They simply write on an envelope or on an inland letter the soldier's name, his unit details and mail it "Care of" (C/O) 56 or 99 APO, depending on whether he is serving in the western or eastern sector. Whether standing vigil in a forlorn forward post or elsewhere where even eagles do not soar, Army Postal Service (APS) through their Army Post Office (APO) and subsidiary network of multitudes of Field Post Offices (FPO) ensures its timely delivery.
 56 and 99 APO, incidentally are the two Central Base Post Office (CBPO) mail sorting hubs operating out of New Delhi (No. 1 CBPO) and Kolkata (No. 2 CBPO), respectively. Between them the entire postal needs of the armed forces and few other ancillary paramilitary organisations get taken care of within India.
The origins of these two famous forwarding mail hubs of APS has an interesting history. Subsequent to the victory over Japan by allied forces in August 1945, the 'Indian Army Postal Service' as it was then known, began the process of disbanding all its existing 137 FPOs.
56 FPO, which was raised in Secunderabad on June 30, 1941, was the last FPO left awaiting disbandment. Having just returned from Iwakuni, the British Commonwealth Occupation Force Air Base in Japan, it was however, left unscathed.
Redesignated on October 24, 1947, with a new coded security address "C/O 56 APO", it began as the new base sorting office in New Delhi to serve the postal needs of troops at Punjab and J&K, as a consequence of the Pakistani raiders invasion on October 20, 1947.
 Today, there are more than 350 FPOs under 1 CBPO that take care of mails addressed "C/O 56 APO", encompassing operations across the entire spectrum of our country except the eastern sector.
Meanwhile, "C/O 99 APO" came into being as the coded security address for all in the eastern sector including all the eight north-eastern states, West Bengal and the Andaman group of islands with the raising of 2 CBPO on April 1, 1964. It addresses all its postal operations through its network of nearly 130 FPOs.
The APS Corps celebrated its 41st 'Corps Day' on March 1, 2013. However, its origins go back as early as 1856 when APS was first conceived as a wartime organisation integral to the expeditionary forces that headed to Bushire in the Persian Gulf, and several other such missions elsewhere, later.
Till 1947, APS was a part of the 'Indian General Service', which was then disbanded. It was then affiliated to the 'Army Service Corps' as its postal branch until establishing itself as an independent Corps from March 1, 1972 onwards with a defined role. It includes, ensuring security by use of security address and by assisting censorship, implementing postal concessions and providing postal facilities to troops in operational areas.
 It also adopted the 'flying swan', the mythical carrier of messages in several Indian epics, including the Mahabharata, as its emblem with the motto "Mel Milap" (in Hindi) meaning 'union through mail'. Swan is a graceful bird known for its strength, courage, speed and ability to reach inaccessible places, an appropriate symbol of what APS stands for.
For the benefit of the troops, APS provides all the services that 'India Post' - National Postal Network - offers to its client base. These include, besides routine postal service, services such as Speed Post, Express Parcel Post, Postal Life Insurance, E-Post, Post Office Savings Bank, Public Provident Fund among others. It is set to introduce several 'core banking solutions' and 'value-added services' relieving soldiers of their anxiety while serving in forward areas.
Contrary to perceptions that cellular connectivity and internet must be denting the mail volume in present times, statistics indicate that it has, in fact, steadily risen. Brigadier (APS) at Eastern Command, B Chandrasekhar, ascribes this phenomena to the rise in the volume of official and business mail offsetting imbalances, if any.
Amplifying further, Col Akhilesh Pandey, Commandant No. 2 CBPO says, "The mails from various service providers such as financial institutions including banks, insurance and investment companies, towards their business transactions is on the rise. The services also extensively use the 'Scheduled Despatch Services' (SDS) for despatch of all their secure official mail."
But the organization that is manned by volunteer officers drawn from the Indian Postal Service on deputation, together with three-fourth of its personnel drawn from the Postal Department, does not easily sit on its laurels. They are constantly evolving newer 'value-added services' to retain their trusted clientele base, the Indian soldier, who knows that his 'flying swan' comrades will always keep him connected with his family and friends, irrespective of his remote or classified location.
Perhaps one of the best depiction of the emotions of soldiers when they receive their mail from their near and dear ones was enacted in the JP Dutta film "Border" with the iconic chartbuster song "Sandeshe aate hain, hamei tadpaate hain, to chithi aati hai.." That really is what the caring flying swans do, bring smiles and draw emotions.
Courtesy : PIB Features
*By Tarun Kumar Singha, Group Captain CPRO, Ministry of Defence, Kolkata



Nobody can deny the fact that Gramin Dak Sevaks are an integral part of NFPE. The Government of India and the Postal bureaucracy tried its best to divide departmental employees and GDS. The leadership of the so-called recognized union utilized this opportunity and took advantage of the situation to create a permanent division between GDS and NFPE by raising cadre sentiments, which NFPE never cultivated. The intention was very clear; nothing but to keep the control of the biggest union of GDS in their hands forever and utilize it for their own vested interests. They thought that the down trodden GDS are all fools and they may not understand the hidden agenda of the leadership. But the GDS proved that they are more intelligent than the leadership and refused to become prey for their nefarious game. GDS loved NFPE like anything. They continued their fight against the anti-NFPE Leadership within the union for upholding the pride and prestige of NFPE. When their voices were suppressed and democratic elections to change the leadership were prevented by undemocratic methods, majority of them walked out and formed a new-union called AIPEU-GDS (NFPE), to decide their own destiny.

The new GDS (NFPE) union was born in the month of April 2012. Within a short period of ten months, it’s growth is tremendous and amazing. The 1st AIC held at Chennai from 2013 March 21st to 22nd was the manifestation of its glittering organisational advancements. The huge participation of more than 1000 delegates and visitors from all the 22 circles has proved beyond any doubt that the vast majority of the GDS are with GDS (NFPE) Union and remaining GDS shall also join the GDS (NFPE) union in the near future itself. Eleven out of the 15 All India office bearers who were in the so-called recognized union before the Amaravathi AIC, have joined the new union. All the circles and including the major circles are also with the new union. As one of the Ex-All India office bearer of Mahadevaiah Group who joined the GDS (NFPE) union alongwith his followers during the 1st AIC has correctly stated in his speech “The leader of the so-called recognized union is a liar and he is deliberately trying to misguide the GDS.”

The deliberations and decisions of the GDS AIC has paved wary for serious programme of action culminating in indefinite strike. The AIC categorically declared that the GDS (NFPE) shall implement all the programmes and decisions of NFPE and Confederation. The main demands of the GDS union and NFPE is Departmentalization of GDS and grant of civil servant status. This alone can ensure the total emancipation of GDS. Secondly the AIC demanded that the GDS should also be included under the purview of Seventh Central Pay Commission and 50% merger of DA should be granted to GDS also. The leadership of Confederation, NFPE and GDS (NFPE) Union unanimously declared in the AIC that if the Government refuse to include GDS under the purview of Seventh CPC, there will be an indefinite strike of all Central Government Employees including Postal employees. The Charter of demands was discussed and approved by the AIC which includes other demands such as pro rata wages, Scraping of “Engagement “ clause, Statutory minimum pension of Rs. 3500/-, raising of bonus ceiling to 3500/-, Reduction of cash handling and stamp sale norms, Full protection of TRCA, Removal of 50 points condition for compassionate appointments, medical reimbursement scheme, six months maternity leave and child care leave, grant of full trade union facilities, grant of facility for request transfer from one post to another, three time bound promotions, grant of advances, stop combination of duties, liberalise conditions for appearing in PA examination and ear-mark 20% PA/SA vacancies to GDS, remove ceiling limit of Rs. 50/- per month for cash allowance, provide norms for all work including MNREGS, payment of BO rent by department,  stop redeployment to far-off places, Children, Education Allowance, Leave Travel Concession etc.
During the last thirteen years, since the formation of the so-called recognized union, the Gramin Dak Devaks lost many of their hard-earned benefits. The new GDS (NFPE) union has to conduct struggle under the banner of NFPE for restoration of these benefits including 3500/- Bonus parity and also conduct higher from of trade union action including indefinite strike for conferment of civil servants status and grant of all consequential benefits of departmental employees.
Now that the new GDS (NFPE) Union has become the biggest GDS Union and the real representative of the GDS, those who have hesitated to support the new union, shall come forward to extend fullest support to it. The animosity atmosphere between GDS and departmental employees (GDS & NFPE) has been vanished and a new era of unity and cooperation has born. Let all our Circle/Divisional Secretaries of all NFPE affiliated unions shall come forward to strengthen further the GDS (NFPE) union let us also join all struggles for the cause of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Motor insurance premium raised 20% yet insurers say not enough to cover loss

The general insurance industry today termed the decision of the sectoral regulator to increase the motor insurance premium as a step in right direction, but too low to cover losses in this segment.
"If you see the exposure draft, there was a proposal to increase premium at a higher rate. Even if done at the proposed level, it was inadequate. So, the current rise is too inadequate to cover the losses in this space on the back of rising accidents and claims," General Insurance Council Secretary General R Chandrasekaran said.
He also said things would not be much different as far as underwriting losses are concerned in the next financial year despite the rise in the premium.
The insurance regulator IRDA has increased the motor premium rates by an average of 20 per cent effective next April 1. However, these rates are way below the hike proposed in the exposure draft floated in February.
Chandrasekaran, however, said the council would continue its representation to both the regulator as well as the government for increase of premium in this segment. Bharti Axa General Insurance too said the hike is a step in the right direction.
"The increased rates are a step in the right direction from the point of view of the insurance industry as this is a loss-making proposition currently....
"However, de-tariffing motor third-party premium would help the customers more as in this case good customers would enjoy lower premium as opposed to the current scenario wherein good customers are subsidising the bad customers," Bharti Axa General Insurance MD and CEO Amarnath Ananthanarayanan said.
Another official from a large public sector GI said the company would soon pass on the new premium rates to the customers.
"Whatever the rise that will be passed on to consumers. There is no case for absorbing any part of the rise as this is a loss-making segment," the official said who wished to remain unidentified.
Many of the general insurance industry players are making losses due to high underwriting losses in the motor insurance segment as premium paid are inadequate in comparison to the claims.
 Source : The Indian Express, 30 March, 2013

Transfers and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of the lndian Postal Service, Group'A'.

Your provident fund savings all set to fetch higher returns from 2013-14

NEW DELHI: You can expect your provident fund savings to earn better returns from 2013-14, though small savings instruments like national savings certificates will deliver lower returns from April 1.

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will adopt a new investment pattern from the coming financial year, junking its archaic investment norms that have remained unchanged since 2003 and have been blamed for the falling returns on EPF savings in the last two years.
In 2011-12, over Rs 6 crore EPF members were paid 8.25% on their retirement savings. For 2012-13, a return of 8.5% has been declared though the finance ministry is yet to ratify the payout.
By contrast, PPF savings earned 8.8% this year and will earn 8.7% in 2013-14. The labour ministry has decided to modify EPFO's investment norms to boost returns on its Rs 5,00,000 crore corpus and stave off persistent criticism from stakeholders and the finance ministry over EPF returns being lower than high inflation rates and the comparable returns of 10%-14% offered by the New Pension Scheme run by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority.
The EPFO was hurtling into an investment crisis and its income was expected to fall to 8% by 2017-18, if it had maintained status quo. Though its corpus has been increasing, EPFO's investment avenues haven't grown, even as it faces increased competition from foreign institutional investors and domestic financial institutions in the bond market.
Under the new norms, EPFO can invest its corpus in bonds issued by eight new blue chip private sector firms such as Reliance IndustriesBSE -1.24 % and Larsen and ToubroBSE 2.09 %. Eight more firms, which include Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys Technologies, WiproBSE 0.31 % and Ambuja CementsBSE 2.85 %, could also qualify for fresh bond investments.
This will significantly expand the universe of private firms that EPFO can invest in, which currently only includes seven firms — HDFCBSE 0.38 % Bank, LIC Housing FinanceBSE 1.63 %, ICICI BankBSE 2.37 %, Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Services LtdBSE 0.00 %, Axis BankBSE 0.53 %, HDFC and IDFCBSE 2.79 %.
To improve its returns from PSUs bonds, the EPFO has changed the tenure limits for such securities so that it can lock into better returns for a longer period. The maximum tenure for AAA-rated PSUs has been raised from 15 years to 25 Years, and from 8 years to 15 Years for AA-rated PSUs. AAA ratings denote the highest level of safety for bond investments.
Rating agency Crisil reckons that changes in norms for private sector firms' bonds would boost EPF earnings by over Rs 3,000 crore in next 10 years. Similarly, allowing longer-term investments in public sector bonds would boost its income by over Rs 7,700 crore over the next decade.
Income from plain vanilla government bonds would also go up, as the PF office will now be able to deploy upto 55% of its fresh inflows into state government bonds that deliver higher returns than central government securities, where 70% of its annual corpus is currently parked. Nearly 90% of EPFO's private bond investments were concentrated in banks, as on December 2012.
Even among public sector bonds, banks accounted for 53% of EPFO investments while other firms accounted for just 35%. With new bond issuances from public sector firms being limited, it has been forced to park money in banks' term deposits.
The RBI's implementation of Basel III capital regulations also creates the problem that new bond issues from banks will have an equity convertibility clause. The EPFO has steadfastly opposed equity investments, though finance ministry has opened the stock market window for PFs since 2005.
Source :, 30 March, 2013

Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without - authorisation/grant of leave — Rule position


TCS set to bag Rs 1,100-cr contract from India Post

The five-year deal would make TCS accountable for overall implementation of ‘India Post 2012’, an IT automation programme announced by the Department of Posts.
Tata Consultancy Services is close to bagging a Rs 1,100-crore systems integration contract from India Post as part of the latter’s drive to modernise its technology infrastructure, it is reliably learnt.
The five-year deal would make TCS accountable for overall implementation of ‘India Post 2012’, a multi-faceted IT automation programme announced by the Department of Posts (DoP) three years ago.
As a precursor to formalising the arrangement, DoP issued a Letter of Intent last week to the country’s largest software exporter, sources close to one of the bidders told Business Line. TCS is expected to sign a contract with DoP in the next two weeks.
When approached, a TCS spokesperson declined to comment.
The sources, who did not want to be identified, say that TCS was selected as the core systems integrator on a quality-cum-cost basis, a methodology in which weightage is given to both technical and pricing aspects while evaluating an e-governance bid. Although, nine IT vendors were vying for the contract, IT majors HP, TCS and Tech Mahindra-Mahindra Satyam had emerged as the frontrunners, they said.
As part of ‘India Post 2012’, eight contracts were set to be given out in the fields of hardware, software and systems integration. The CSI contract makes TCS responsible for overall integration of all the solutions (including those owned and delivered by vendors chosen through other contracts) and thus responsible for successful implementation of ‘India Post 2012’ project across channels, functions and locations.
In addition, TCS will setup a customer services call centre and manage the India Post Web site. Of the eight contracts under the DoP’s modernisation plan, five have already been decided. TCS had bagged a Rs 14-crore contract for change management last year, while its rival Infosys won two deals, namely for rural systems integration and financial systems integration. While Sify has been engaged for network integration, Reliance Communications Infrastructure was roped in as the data centre services provider.
‘India Post 2012’ aims to transform the Department of Posts into a ‘technology-enabled, self-reliant market leader’. Once the project is completed, the DoP is expected to become the largest electronic network in the country. 
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If India Post can run a bank, so can anyone with land

No matter how many times a bad idea is killed in India, it has a way of resurfacing in some form or the other. Despite being shelved several times over the last two decades, the idea of a Post Bank of India never dies a complete death. It is re-emerging, this time riding the catch-all justification called "financial inclusion".

That even a business-literate newspaper like The Economic Times is now championing the idea is indicative of the inherent attraction of the flawed your-beauty-and-my-brains logic. Hey, I have 1.55 lakh branches, and you need financial inclusion. So make me a bank.

In an editorial today , the pink daily says: "India Post seldom figures in the list of those reportedly vying for a bank licence, but its credentials fit the bill almost to a T. Consider. A prime reason for issue of new bank licences is financial inclusion. By that criterion, India Post is an automatic choice. With close to 1,55,000 offices, a majority of them in rural and semi-urban areas, and 30 crore deposit accounts, India Post can do what commercial banks have tried to over the years, but with limited success."

Look at the logic closely and what the editorial is saying is this: India Post has a lot of real estate in villages and financially excluded places, It is already taking in deposits, so it is ready to become a bank.

If it were that simple, any retailer with real estate in the right places should be ideally positioned to become a bank. How about Bata as a semi-urban bank? Why not every rural police station? Even better, they could guard the cash better. There are lots of kirana stores in rural areas. Why not give them a bank franchise?

We have to look at the real reasons that are driving this proposal to debunk the idea.

One, India Post is making losses. So we need a bank to bring in the profits. In this financial year, losses could top Rs 6,800 crore .

Counter-argument: If you can’t run your existing business well, and costs escalate independently of revenues, how are you going to run another business (banking), which you know nothing about, well?

Two, India Post's core business delivering letters and parcels is gutted. This is because the profitable part of the business has been taken over by private couriers. So India Post needs a new business to run. So why not banks?

Counter-argument: If your main business is a losing proposition, you either need to shut it down or seek a new idea that is contiguous to it. If no one is writing letters, why not convert post offices into cyber cafes, which print email? If email is the new postcard, why not make email and letter-printing the new business of rural POs? This may not bring profits, but will at least cut down losses. But there could be even better ideas for leveraging India Posts people and real estate.

Three, India Post is overstaffed. The department of posts has 4,87,621 people employed in it and it plans to spend over Rs 10,900 crore on them in 2013-14. A bank will presumably soak up some of the excess staff.

A modern bank needs completely different manning and automation levels, and if these skills are available more in urban areas, you won't be able to get competent people to serve time in villages

A modern bank needs completely different manning and automation levels, and if these skills are available more in urban areas, you won't be able to get competent people to serve time in villages.

Counter-argument: There is no way bureaucratic post office personnel can become modern bankers, at least not all of them. A modern bank needs completely different manning and automation levels, and if these skills are available more in urban areas, you won't be able to get competent people to serve time in villages. The answer to overstaffing is not a new business, but humane forms of retrenchment.

Four, there is the financial inclusion argument we talked about right at the outset.

Counter-argument: Financial inclusion does not mean you become a bank. You can team up with an existing bank or many banks and make them pay rent (or share profits) for the space they occupy in rural post offices. This is a risk-free way to leveraging 1.55 lakh post offices for financial inclusion.

Five, there is the point that post offices anyway run deposit schemes, so why not make them give out loans as well? Like a full-fledged bank?

Counter-argument: Post offices are very poor at servicing customers. Check with any post office and find out who likes doing business there. People are forced to go there only because that is where tax-saving schemes like NSCs and post office monthly income schemes are sold. Also, it is easy to stash black money in post office savings schemes.

Six, other countries have done it. Germany has a post office bank, and so does Japan. So why not India Post?

Counter-argument: These countries set up their post banks long ago, and they also have better standards of governance and accountability. We don't. Somebody doing something does not automatically mean we should do the same.

What post offices may be competent at could be taking in deposits. There may thus be a case for giving them a licence to become deposit-taking institutions, without lending operations. This is way short of making the post office a bank. Lending needs different skills including money management, risk assessment, and the ability to monitor credit accounts on a continuous basis. Post offices have no such skills.

However, if one accepts that even public sector banks have not been particularly good at managing bad loans, and tend to lend money under political pressure, post offices will be even more vulnerable since they will be operating in rural areas where thugs and rural vested interests operate. Unlike nationalised banks, many of which are listed, an unlisted Post Office Bank of India will be continually under political tutelage. What we will end up creating is yet another institution that soaks up capital from the exchequer without any kind of public accountability.

So what are the best options?

The best option is for the post office to team up with banks in specific regions either for a fixed annual payment or even for free (government owns post offices and banks, after all). If Bank of India teams up with all post offices in Maharashtra to set up branches, you will automatically have rural inclusion and better banking sense.

The second-best option is to allow the Post Bank of India to become a "narrow bank" one that only takes in deposits, does limited cash management, and invests wholly in government bonds but does no commercial lending that can result in bad loans. This way returns will be lower, but if financial inclusion is the goal, lower returns will be acceptable. There will also be no risk of frequent government bailouts or huge capital infusions every other year.

But as far as the depositor is concerned, it will be a real bank which issues cheque books, and allows people to draw or deposit cash.

The worst option is to make Post Office Bank a real bank. It will be a permanent albatross around the taxpayer's neck.
Source :, 26 March, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

List of Awardees of BHUPEX-2013 conducted by Bhubaneswar Division from 25.03.2013 to 26.03.2013 in Jaydev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

AWARDS   LIST : Schools  (Junior)
Sl. No. Name of the Awardees                        Particulars of the exhibit                     Medal won           

1.         Ansit  Mishra  :                                    Voyage  of a Thousand Miles              BEST EXIHIBIT                                                                                   

2.         Dipta Ranjan Panda :               Twinkle Star of India                            GOLD

3.         Preetam Kumar Jena:             Infantry Pride of India                         SILVER 

4.         Jeet Dasgupta :                       Eminent Personality                            BRONZE

5.         Juhi Jain :                               Beyond  Skies                                        BRONZE

6.         Pulak  Nayak :                         Special Covers of Odisha                    BRONZE

7.         Swikruti Patnaik:                     Stamps of Different Countries            BRONZE

8.         Satya Pragna Kar :                  My Innovative Corner                          BRONZE

AWARDS   LIST  : Schools  (Senior)

1.         Abhipsa Biswal:                      Pigeons  & Doves                               GOLD

2.         Ritk Prajjwal Sahoo :             Service to Nation                                 GOLD

3.         Shagun Dhir:                           Vision of India                                                 GOLD

4.         Arinumdum Nayak :               My Glorious Motherland                      SILVER 

5.         Sambit Kumar Patra:               First Day Covers of India                    SILVER

6.         Sai Swaroop Nanda:                Health Awareness  Meghdoot             SILVER

7          Krishant :                                First Day & Special Covers                   SILVER

8.         Satyabrata:                              Extinct Animals & Insects                    BRONZE

9.         Krishant :                                Miniature Sheets                                     BRONZE

10.       Vipasha Iyer:                           Sports                                                             BRONZE

11.       Bhumika Dash :                       Animals                                                BRONZE

12        Debasish Padhy :                    Famous Personalities on Stamps        BRONZE


1.         Shalini Rath:                           Journey of Indian Stamps                               GOLD
2.         Madhusmita Padhy :                Fiscals Stamps of Odisha                               GOLD

3.         Debarnab Mitra:                     United Kingdom                                  GOLD

4.         Subrajyoti Behera :                 Wonders of Nature                              GOLD

5.         Sandhya Rani Swain:             Indian Postal Envelopes                      SILVER

6.         Ambika Prasad Patnaik:          Miniature Sheets                                SILVER 

7.         Neelima Rout:                        Musical Instruments                            SILVER

8.         Shivam Patnaik:                      World of Ships & Boats                       BRONZE

9.         Pulak Kumar Sethy:                            Birds                                                   BRONZE

10.       Saswat Kumar Sethy :                                     Animals                                  BRONZE                          

Opening of Kalinga Vihar B O in account with DDHB Colony under Bhubaneswar Division


Memo No.ESP/17-20/2011                                         Dated at Bhubaneswar the, 26.03.2013.

The competent authority is pleased to order for closure of Jharpada BO in account with Budheswari Colony SO under Bhubaneswar GPO of Bhubaneswar Division and to relocate the said Post Office at Kalinga Vihar Area, Bhubaneswar in the name of Kalinga Vihar BO in account with Dumduma H.B.Colony SO under Bhubaneswar GPO with the following establishment purely on redeployment of surplus posts on matching savings scheme.

Name of posts of the proposed BO
Posts to be redeployed
By redeployment of GDSBPM Jharpada BO.
By redeployment of GDSMD of Jharpada BO.

A formal memo indicating authorized cash and stamp balance, hours of business, lines and stages etc. is to be issued by the SSPOs Bhubaneswar Division endorsing copies to all concerned. Till procurement of new set of date/name stamp and seals in the name of Kalinga Vihar the newly approved   BO will use TPO stamps/seals to be supplied by the Divisional Superintendent.

The BO should be opened on or before 30.03.2013 by the SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division by observing usual formalities. The date of opening of the new BO be intimated to this office on or before 01.04.2013.
Asst. Director (Estt./Plg)
O/o the Chief Postmaster General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751001.

Copy of this memo is issued for information and necessary action to:
1.(Regd.) The BPM, Jharpada BO in account with Budheswari Colony SO.
2.(Regd.) The BPM, Kalinga Vihar BO in account with Dumduma H.B.Colony SO.
3.(Regd.) The Sr Postmaster Bhubaneswar GPO
4.                   The Sr.Supdt. Of Post Offices, Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar – 751001 w.r.t. his letter No.H/Kalinga Vihar/2013 dated 11.03.2013. He will make all necessary arrangement to open the BO. It may also be ensured that the redeployment of the post as mentioned above shall be effected by issue of a single order and necessary entries be made in the register of establishment of Divisional Office as well as of  Bhubaneswar GPO. He is requested to utilize the fund of Rs 5000/- and book the same under the relevant Head as intimated on or before 30.03.2013. The particulars of TPO Stamp and seal may be intimated to this office in the formal memo of opening of the BO.
5-6               The PMsG Berhampur / Sambalpur Region.
7.                   The Director of Postal Accounts Cuttack – 753004.    
8-9.              The SPM Budheswari Colony SO/ Dumduma H.B.Colony SO.
10-11.         Establishment file of Jharpada BO
11-31.         All SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRMs in Odisha Circle.
32-42          All Group Officers in Circle Office.
43-44.         Office copy & Spare.
Asst. Director (Estt./Plg)
O/o the Chief Postmaster General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751001.