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Friday, September 2, 2011

Over Ninety Percent Departmental Post Offices Computerised

Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology informed Rajya Sabha today in written reply to a question that 24015 (94 per cent) Departmental Post Offices out of 25538 Departmental Post Offices have been supplied with computer hardware. Remaining Departmental Post Offices along with Branch Post Offices will be computerized under the Department’s IT Modernisation Project 2012 to be completed by 2012-13 subject to availability of funds and resources.

The reply further stated that there is no project proposal of the State Government of Madhya Pradesh pending before the Ministry for computerization of Post Offices.


Post office to provide visa services in remote areas

India Post has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with M/s VFS Global to provide visa related services for different countries through Post Offices. Memorandum of Understanding between India Post and M/s VFS Global was signed here on 30.08.2011 in the presence of Secretary, Department of Posts and senior officers from Department of Posts and VFS Global. The MOU sets out broad understandings and intentions of both the parties to provide visa related services at places where they are not currently available.

Post Office counters will be used for fee collections, providing visa applications forms, dissemination of visa information, biometric enrollment and other visa application process related services. India Post and VFS are also planning to cooperate in utilizing India Post’s courier service, Speed Post for movements of passports to VFS offices and concerned embassies, and their delivery back to the applicants. Both the parties will also explore to provide any other service that India Post may want to provide through VFS global network on mutually accepted terms.

M/s VFS Global is in the business of visa application services and is working with 35 governments across the world with over 450 offices in 50 countries. India Post and VFS realize that there are many areas of mutual interest and synergy between India Post and VFS would benefit the public at large.

Currently visa related services are largely available in metros only and the people from smaller cities and rural areas have to travel long distances in order to avail these services. Lack of information is also a major area of concern as this allows unscrupulous elements to cheat unsuspecting and vulnerable people. Engagement of India Post towards provision of visa related services is expected to address this situation to a large extent.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

LGO and IP Examinations postponed

Directorate, vide letter No: A- 34012/02/2011-DE dated 30.08.2011 has intimated that the LGO Examination and the examination to the cadre of Inspector Posts, has been postponed. The date of both the examinations will be announced later. Earlier, the examinations were scheduled to be held on 3rd and 4th of September 2011.

The Directorate order is posted below:

A- 34012/02/2011-DE

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(Recruitment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi – 110001

Dated 30.08.2011


1. All Heads of Circles

2. Addl. DG APS West Block III. Wing No. 5, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110067

3. BD and PLI Directorates

4. Directors, Postal Staff College India Ghaziabad and Postal Training Centres

Sub: - Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO) and Inspector of Postal Examination, 2011


I am directed to refer to this office letters No. A-34012/02/2011-DE and No. A-34012/04/2011-DE dated 26.04.2011 wherein the dates of Examination were notified as 4th September 2011 for LGO and 3rd & 4th September 2011 for Inspector of Posts.

2. It is informed that the above mentioned two Examinations have been postponed until further orders. The dates of both the Examinations will be intimated very soon. Please inform all concerned candidates.

3. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

Yours faithfully


(L. Mohan Rao)

Assistant Director General (DE)