An Organisation for the welfare of postal employees

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Direct Recruitment of Postal/ Sorting Assistants

Applications are invited from the eligible Applicants for filling of vacancies of Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants/ Postal Assistants in Savings Bank Control Organizations.

Total No of Vacancies in Kerala Circle:

OC

SC

ST

OBC

EX SERVICE

PH I

PH II

PA

45

07

01

20

08

01

01

SA

34

12

01

13

07

01

01

PA (SBCO)

14

02

00

08

02

01

00

TOTAL

93

21

02

41

17

03

02


3. Scale of Pay: Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade pay of Rs. 2400 + admissible allowance.

4. Age Limit: 18-27 years; The Age limit is relaxable for Applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Applicants up to 5 years and for Applicants belonging to Other Backward Classes up to 3 years and for Government servants up to the age of 40 years in accordance with the Instructions or orders issued by Government of India from time to time.

Age relaxation for Ex-servicemen would be as per extant orders of government of India issued from time to time.

Note: The crucial date for determining the age limits shall be the closing date for receipt of Applications from Applicants in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those Applicants residing in Assam/Meghalaya/Arunachal Pradesh/Mizoram/Manipur//Nagaland/Tripura/Sikkim/ Ladakh division of J&K state, Lahul & Spiti District of HP and Pangi sub division of Chamba Dist in HP, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep).

5. Educational Qualification: (i) 10 +2 Standard or 121h Class pass with at least 60 % marks and above, from any recognized University/Board of School Education, Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams) for OC candidates, 55 % and above for Other Backward Classes and 45% and above for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes shall apply.

(ii) Should have studied local language of the State or Union Territory of the Postal Circle concerned or Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation or equivalent.

6. Pattern of Examination:- The Applicants shall be subjected to an Aptitude Test with a total 100 marks covering the following subjects/topics.
Aptitude Test (PaperI) will be comprising following four parts (A/B/C/D). The total duration of the Aptitude Test will be 2 hrs (120 Minutes).There is no negative marking.

Part 'A': 25 Questions on General Knowledge - Questions on current events, sports, history, geography, basic economics, general polity, Indian Constitution, science environment etc. - 25 Marks

Part 'B': 25 Questions on Mathematics of matriculation standard which may cover number system, simplification, decimals, corrections, simple and compound interest, per centage, average, profit & loss, discount, menstruation, time & work and time & distance etc. - 25 Marks

Part "C": 25 Questions on English covering grammar (prepositions, adverbs, conjunction,direct/ indirect speech, singular & plural, tenses, antonyms/synonyms etc - 25 Marks

Part “D": 25 Questions on Reasoning and analytical Ability - 25 Mark

6.1 Computer/ Typing Test (Paper-II):
The Typing Test shall be for a duration of 30 minutes (15 minutes each for Typewriting and data entry) consisting of one passage of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30/25 words per minute respectively & Data entry of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on Computers. The typing test and test of data entry operations will be conducted on Computer key board but not on type writer.

7. Selection Process:

All Applicants belonging to various categories who have obtained the following marks in 10+2 examination shall be called for appearing in the Aptitude Test.

OC - 60 % and above
SC/ST - 45 % and above
OBC - 55 % and above

Applicants numbering five times the No. of vacancies in each category shall be declared qualified for appearing Computer/Typing Test based on the marks secured by them in Aptitude Test (Paper I). The minimum qualifying marks to be obtained in each part of Aptitude Test is:

OC 40% i.e., 10 marks in each part & 40 % in aggregate

SC/ST 33% i.e., 8 marks in each part & 33 % in aggregate

OBC 38% i.e., 9 marks in each part & 38 % in aggregate

The final merit shall be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the Applicants in the Aptitude Test (Paper I) only subject to their qualifying in Computer/Typing test( Paper 11). Allocation of successful candidates will be as per SI. 25.1 of the Information
Brochure/ Instruction sheet.

8. Cost of Application Form:

The Application Form is sold at a Price of Rs. 50/- and the sale will be through All Head Post offices and identified Post offices in the Circles. The sale will commence from 11-08-2012 and last date for sale closes on 25-09-2012. There will be no sale after 25/09/2012. Details of all Head Post Offices and identified Post Offices in the Circle, which are authorised to sell the Application Form is enclosed to this Notification.

9. Examination Fee:

The Applicants have to pay the prescribed Examination fee of Rs. 200 and it should be deposited in an identified Post Office of this circle and obtain ACG-67/UCR receipt.

ALL FEMALE CANDIDTES AND APPLICANTS BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTE/SCHEDULED TRIBE /PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CATEGORIES ARE EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF EXAMINATION FEE. NO EXAMINATION FEE EXEMPETION HOWEVER AVALABLE TO OBC APPLICANTS AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE EXAMINATION FEE
Last date for receipt of Applications by the Recruitment agency is fixed as 01-10-2012 and for those residing in Assam/ Meghalaya/Arunachal Pradesh/Mlzoram/Manipur/ /Nagaland/Tripura/Sikkim/ Ladakh Division of J &K state, Lahaul & Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh and Pangi sub division of Chamba Dist in Himachal Pradesh Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep will be 11-10-2012.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2012

All Central Government Employees and Pensioners in the State of Kerala would get their Salary/Pension for the month of August 2012, four days in advance i.e on 27th August 2012, in view of Onam Festival which is to be celebrated on 29th August 2012.


The Order issued, is posted below:



No 3(2)/TA/2012/518

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

Controller General of Accounts

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,

New Delhi, Dated: 03-08-2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2012 on account of ONAM festival.

In view of the “ONAM” festival, the Government have decided that the salary of all Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2012 may be drawn and disbursed by the Central Government Offices (including Defence, Posts and Telecommunications) on 27th August, 2012.

2. The wages for August, 2012 of the industrial Employees of Central Govt. serving in the State of’ Kerala may also be disbursed in advance on 27th August, 2012.

3. The pension for August. 2012 of all Central Government pensioners in the State of Kerala may also be disbursed by Bank/PAO’s on 27th August, 2012.

4 The salary/wages/pension so disbursed is to be treated as advance payment and subject to adjustment after the lull month’s salary/wages/pension of each employee/pensioner is determined. The recovery, if any, will be made without exception from the salary/wages/pension, as the case may be, for the month of September, 2012.

5. The concerned Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of their offices located in the Slate of Kerala for necessary action immediately.

6. Reserve Bank of India is requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all paying branches of all Banks located in the State of Kerala for necessary action immediately.

Sd/-

Sonia Roy Burman

Jt Controller General of Accounts