Voluntary Retirement of Shri George Ninan (IPoS-1981), PMG (BD & Mails), Madhya Pradesh Circle

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Promotion to the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' on regular basis

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India Post joins hand with Snapdeal.com, to introduce new-age technology at cost of Rs. 4909 crores

New Delhi: In a bid to enhance its electronic connectivity and capability across 1.5 lakh Post Offices in India, Department of Posts is in the process of inducting new-age technology through an enterprise wide IT Project. In this series, it has also signed Business MOU with snapdeal.com & shopclues.com. 
India Post is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October, 2014 and on the occasion of Business Development Day on 14th Oct 2014 it decided to join hands with Snapdeal.com & shopclues.com.
Mr. Vijay Ajmera, Sr. Vice President (Finance) Snapdeal.com said that they are happy to choose Department of Post as their delivering partner and this partnership will provide their e-commerce business a wider reach and network. 
In tune with the emerging e-Commerce market, parcel product has been revamped & Cash on Delivery (CoD) facility has been introduced. State-of-the-art Parcel centres are also being set up across the country. Department is also developing exclusive Parcel Network to cater the needs of e-Commerce companies.

Department is also developing Parcel Network to cater to the needs of e-Commerce companies. Delivery of parcels and Express mail is also planned to be mechanised in bigger cities for efficient & quicker delivery.

Department of Posts hiring insurance agents

Hyderabad, October 14:  The Department of Posts, AP Circle is hiring an unspecified numbers of direct agents to work for the Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) through walk-in interviews.

The minimum educational qualifications should be a pass in 12th standard for those who are living in areas with a population of 5,000 or above 10th standard for those living in any other places. Interested candidates might attend the walk-in-interview on October 31 at the officer of the senior superintendent of posts, Secunderabad Division, Hyderabad at 10 am with relevant proof of date of birth and educational qualifications. Short-listed candidates would be given provisional licence number besides necessary training to get through the licentiate examination conducted by Insurance Institute of India to get permanent licence.

The PLI agents would get 0.25 per cent commission on the sum and two per cent on renewal premium collected by them on cash policies procured by them. For RPLI agents, it would be 10 per cent on premium collected for the first 12 months after acceptance and 2.5 per cent on renewal premium, according to a release.

India Post to play an important role in online shopping now

Keeping in view the enormous growth of the e-commerce sector in the country in recent years, India Post has recently joined hands with the e-retail  giants Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon. India Postal Department will soon be delivering products of these online companies in every corner of the nation in the near future.

The prospects of collaboration were discussed in a press conference held on Saturday on the occasion of 'mail diwas' during 'National Postal Week'. The machine installed on latest 'Automated Mail Processor Center' was also displayed.

Shri John Samuel, Member of the Postal Service Board informed that the Indian Post will soon convert 1.55 lakh post offices of the country to the high-tec 'Parcel hubs' and  an investment of Rs 4.90 crore  is being pitched for this plan.

“India Post will play a major role in e-commerce industry and would be using latest machines. It would be transforming according to the needs of the world,” he further added.

Chief Post Master General Shri Vashumitra stressed that automated mail processing centre built at IGI airport, is important for the modernisation of India Post. He also shared that letter sorting machine, mixed mail sorter machines installed in the centre work quickly. The letters and parcels are sorted out as per the different states and different areas (as per Pincodes).

33,000 letters per hour can be sorted by this machine. He urged the customers as well to write the addresses and pincodes on the letters and parcels correctly, avoid using coloured envelopes, so that there may be no problems in sorting of the letters and parcels.

Relaunching of Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) on 16.10.2014

National Savings Institute is organizing a function on 16  th October, 2014 for launching of Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) in New Delhi. During the function, Department of Posts officials will be awarded for their Outstanding Performance in the field of Small Saving Scheme. For this purpose, nominations has been caled for from each circle

Hon'ble Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess

Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spearheaded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive at the postal department offices on Monday.
He was seen chiding officers and sought explanation on why post offices in Delhi had not been cleaned.
Prasad said, "I picked up the garbage myself today. You must have seen that. I opened the cupboard myself to see the dirt. I hope a message is sent in the entire country after this."
Prasad even warned officers saying, "I can turn up in any post office any time."
The NDA government will kickstart its Swachh Bharat Abhiyan officially on October 2. The initiative is part of Modi's aim to clean up country's public spots by October 2019.
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Administering of Pledge "Swachh Shapath" on 2nd October, 2014 as a part of "Swachh Bharat Mission"

As communicated vide Secretary (Postal Services Board) D.O. No.87-04/2014-Coordn/O&M dated 29th September, 2014 all the Officers and Staff will come to office by 9.30 AM on 2nd October, 2014 and take pledge at 9.45 AM. The employees are also to voluntarily carry out cleanliness of their office premises from inside and outside.  

No Holiday on October 2 for Central Government Employees This Time

Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth has asked the Central Government employees to come to office on October 2, which happens to be the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and a national holiday, and tidy up the office premises. A circular to this effect will be sent to all the Central Government offices soon.
As part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) mission, all Central Government employees have been asked to report on duty on October 2, and take a pledge of cleanliness. The circular has already been sent to the secretaries of various departments.
Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth explained, “During his Independence Day speech on August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. He is all set to begin the campaign on October 2.
As part of the campaign, all Central Government employees are to attend the office on October 2 to take the pledge of cleanliness. Prior to the campaign, all concerned Central Government officials have been intimated to clean up the office premises.
Seth has said that all the Central Government departments will have to participate without fail in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission.