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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Holding of PA/SA Direct Recruitment for 2011 & 2012

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(DE Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated:  25th September, 2012
    All Chief Postmasters General

         Subject : Holding of PA/SA Direct Recruitment for 2011 & 2012 through approved       Outsourced Agency


         I am directed to invite kind attention to the Directorate’s letters of even number dated 13-7-2012 and 31-08-2012 regarding conducting of PA/SA Direct Recruitment Examination for filling up vacancies of Postal Assistants, Sorting Assistants, PA MMS, PA SBCO, PA RLO and PA Foreign Post for the years 2011 & 2012.   

         2. The last date fixed for sale of application forms was prescribed as 25-09-2012. Consequent on introduction of online  downloading of application form, the last date for online registration of applications was also prescribed as 25-09-2012.

         3. In the instruction letter dated 13-07-2012, it was provided in Para 6 that “the issue of ACG-67/UCR Receipt towards payment of examination fee for Rs. 200 will also be stopped along with the last date fixed for sale of OMR AFK.  In no circumstances, the issue of receipt towards payment of examination fee and sale of OMR will be permitted after 25-9-2012.  

         4. The Competent Authority has now ordered to dispense with sale of application forms and also online registration of Applications upto 20:00 Hours on 25-09-2012.  However, in order to benefit the candidates who have registered their online applications till 20:00 Hours of 25-09-2012, the Agency will  provide the applications to  their e-mail IDs.  As such candidates may be permitted to pay their application fee and examination fee in the form of ACG-67/UCR upto the last date prescribed for receipt of application i.e. 01-10-2012. 

         5. Suitable instructions may kindly be issued to all concerned post office in your Circle to accept payments towards Application fee and examination fee from the candidates till 01-10-2012. There is no change in the last date fixed for receipt of applications for normal areas and for remote areas.

         6. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.   
Yours faithfully,
(K. Rameswara Rao)
Asst. Director  General (DE)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cabinet approves 7% hike in DA for central govt employees

The Central Government has hiked the Dearness Allowance (DA) by 7 percent for its employees and pensioners.
The hike in DA to 72 percent of basic pay will be effective from July 1, 2012, and the arrears are entitled from this date.
The decision will benefit about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners of the central government.