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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Indefinite Strike: Discussion on 10.01.2012.

The Secretary (Posts) has invited the JCA leaders for a discussion on the issues raised by the JCA in the charter of demands. The discussion will be held on 10.01.2012, at 11 AM at Shri. G P Roy Committee Room, Dak Bhavan.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Calender of Departmental Examinations for the year 2012.

Calender of Departmental Examinations for the year 2012.

(A) Centralized Examinations

Sl No

Name of the examination

Date of holding the examination


PS Group ‘B’ Examination

27th May 2012


Sr Postmaster Examination

18th November 2012


Inspector Posts Examination

8th and 9th September 2012


Postmaster Grade – I Examination

3rd June 2012


LGO Examination for PAs/ SAs in Circle

12th August 2012


Junior Engineer (C & E) Examination

15-16th December 2012


Assistant Engineer (C & E) Examination

15-16th December 2012


PAs/ SAs Direct Recruitment Examination

April 2012

(B) Decentralized Examination

Sl No

Name of the examination

Date of holding the examination


Confirmation Examination for direct recruit Jr Accountants in PAO

12th and 13th May, 2012


LDCs to Jr Accountants in PAOs

23rd and 24th June, 2012


LGOs Examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings ie. MMS, Fgn Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/ RO

15th July, 2012


Postman Examination

20th May, 2012


Direct Recruitment to MTS

20th May, 2012


PO & RMS Accountant Examination

15th April, 2012.

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Clarification regarding calculation of Post Maturity Interest.

SB ORDER NO. 31/2011


Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001, Dated: 02.01.2012



All Heads of Circles/Regions

Subject:- Clarification regarding calculation of Post Maturity Interest.

Sir / Madam,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of even number dated 13.12.2011 (SB Order No.31/2011) and Corrigendum issued on 20.12.2011 on the subject. Text mentioned under Point (5) of SB Order No. 31/2011 may be replaced with the following:-

(5) Maximum limit of 2 years fixed for admissibility of Post Maturity Interest has been removed.

Procedure:- Now PMI should be paid at the simple interest rate applicable to savings account from time to time from the date of maturity to date of payment. Limit of maximum of two years has been removed. The rate of interest shall be equal to the rate applicable from the date of maturity to the date of payment at different times. For example, if an account was matured on 26.8.2010 and the depositor attends the post office on 15.01.2012, he will be paid PMI at the rate 3.5% from 01.09.2010 to 30.11.2011 and at the rate 4% from 1.12.2011 to 31.12.2011. This shall be applicable to the existing as well as new investments in all schemes. Calculations’ are to be made manually and recorded in the Register to be maintained in manuscript for future reference till software is amended. All other conditions mentioned in the relevant rules shall remain unchanged.

Note:- For the purpose of payment of interest, any part of the period which is less than one month shall be ignored

This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).

Yours faithfully,


(Kawal Jit Singh)

Assistant Director (SB)

Clarification on Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes

Ministry of Finance has clarified that although the rate of interest on small savings schemes will be aligned every year with rates of Government securities of similar maturity, with suitable spread, the rates are fixed and not floating so far as individual investments except PPF are concerned. This is in response to news items appearing in certain sections of the Press that the interest rates on small saving schemes, revised by the Government w.e.f. 1.12.2011, are floating rates, which will undergo change according to fluctuations in the yield on the Government securities.

It has been clarified that the rate prevailing at the time of investments will remain fixed and unchanged till the maturity of the investment. Any revisions in interest rates in subsequent years will only be applicable to the investments made in the relevant period. For instance, investment made in an instrument other than PPF on 1.12.2011 will remain valid till the maturity of that instrument, irrespective of revision of interest rate with effect from 1.4.2012. As regards PPF, the interest rate fixed every year will be applicable to all PPF accounts

Source: pib

DoPT plans steps to ensure officials vote

With the crucial Assembly elections to five states scheduled to kick-start later this month, the central government too has swung into action with the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) writing to all ministries, departments and central government organisations to strictly ensure that all central government employees registered as voters in the poll-bound states are granted special leave for the polling.

The move, according to senior officials, is not just aimed at ensuring a higher turnout during the Assembly elections but also providing a level-playing field to all government employees for voting. Sources said the DoPT has directed all ministries and departments to ensure that their directions are strictly complied with.
Even though the government departments are supposed to provide leave to their employees but the rule is not strictly enforced. This time around, things will be different as the DoPT will maintain a proper record of how many government employees availed the facility.
In an attempt to ensure that the leave provision is not misused the concerned ministries and departments will put a monitoring mechanism in place to ensure that the officials granted leave for polling have indeed cast their vote.
“This is not very difficult as once the polling is over we will get a list of people who have voted from the state electoral office and compare the names. In case it comes to the notice of the authorities that the employee misused the special leave granted to him then disciplinary action will be initiated against him,” an official said

Source: Deccan Chronicle