Payment of D A to GDS at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 -Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER/A&N and J&K

Government asks ministries, officials to take cleanliness pledge on October 2-Gandhi Jayanti

The Narendra Modi government has asked all ministries to go on an "intensive cleanliness campaign" from September 25 to October 2 in the week to Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, culminating in a Swachta Shapath or cleanliness pledge to be taken by bureaucrats in Delhi on Gandhi Jayanthi. 

Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth asked secretaries to take the cleanliness drive in government offices and public buildings "to the next level so that there is visible and felt impact," in a September 20 note that ET has seen. 

The cleanliness pledge is to be taken by all government officials on October 2, with senior staff personally seeing to it that the week-long drive is pursued vigorously in their departments. Seth asked ministries for a comprehensive action plan to be sent to him by September 22 "so that Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be briefed". 

Modi has already said that he will be picking up the broom on October 2 to clean a public place. 

"The PM has given a call for Swach Bharat as a mass movement to realise Mahatma Gandhi's dream of cleanliness. Each ministry should participate in this national endeavour and undertake cleanliness and awareness campaign in a befitting manner," Seth said. 

"For a campaign of this nature to be successful, there is a need to create massive public awareness and to ensure participation and action for cleaning homes, government offices, schools, hospitals, work places, streets, roads and markets, railway station and bus terminals, statues, monuments, rivers, lakes, ponds and other public places," he said in the note. 

Sri. G.C.Sreenivasa,Karnataka Circle to be new SP,Pathanamthitta divsion

Sri.G.C.Sreenivasa,OSD,CO,Trivandrum has been posted as Superintendent of PO's ,Pathanamthitta division.

   Copy of the C.O order will be updated soon.

Holiday for RAMZAN has been changed in Kerala Circle to 28.07.2014

Closed holiday for RAMZAN in Kerala Circle will be on 28 JULY 2014,Monday instead of 29.7.2014.Earlierly declared holiday date 29.07.2014 will be a working day for all the Central Government Employees in Kerala Circle.

Top priority for digital connectivity of all post offices, says MoC

New Delhi, July 21:  Proper digital connectivity of all post offices in the country is top priority for the Government, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha here on Monday.

Replying to questions related to his Ministry, Prasad said the Prime Minister was personally monitoring a host of departments and postal services were one of them.

“The Prime Minister spent about one-and-a half–hours on the postal department and has given suggestions, which will be considered,” he said, in reply to a query by Biju Janata Dal’s Tathagata Satapathy on the status of the banking licence applied for by the postal department. Prasad said there was need for reforms in postal reforms as also upgradation of Grameen Dak Ghar Services, catering to the rural population.
Mobile networks :

Prasad said the Government’s priority was also to improve BSNL services. Responding to a question raised by Congress MP Ashok Chavan on poor mobile network in Naxal-affected regions in Maharashtra, Prasad said mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme in such areas are likely to be set up in 15 months.

A proposal to install mobile towers at 1,836 locations in nine States affected by Left Wing Extremism with funding support from USOF has already been approved, he added.

The Minister said Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) had installed mobile towers at 363 locations for which financial support to meet operational expenses would be provided through USOF.

24th Divisional Conference of Federation of National Postal Organizations-Pathanamthitta Division on 20.7.2014

The 24th Joint Conference of all Unions(NAPE-Gr-C, NUPE-Postman/MTS & NUGDS) of Federation of National Postal Organizations(FNPO) of Pathanamthitta Divsion will be held at MAR PEELAXINOS MEMORIAL HALL(Opp.K.S.R.T.C ,Pathanamthitta)  on 20.07.2014,Sunday.

              The Meeting will be presided by Sri.K.Sivadasan Nair ,MLA and the Joint Conference will get Inaugurated by H'ble Member of Parliament Sri. Anto Antony.The conference will witness the presence the FNPO National and State leaders & various other trade union leaders also.The trade union session in the afternoon will be presided by Sri.A.Shamsudeen,INTUC Dist. President and the session will inaugurated by Sri.P.Mohanraj,DCC(I),President.The Employees retired from service will be felicitated in the conference and the students those who attained great success in the SSLC & +2 examinations will also be awarded in the function.

                                                          Johny Joseph