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Thursday, 7 May 2015

PROBATION DECLARATION OF POST MASTER(GRADE-I) OF ANDHRA PRADESH CIRCLE





Tuesday, 5 May 2015

CBS GO-LIVE SNAP SHOTS OF AMBAJIPETA S.O., AMALAPURAM DIVISION, VISAKHAPATNAM REGION.






CBS GO-LIVE SNAPSHOTS OF KANKIPADU LSG SO, VIJAYAWADA DIVISION, A.P.CIRCLE






Sunday, 3 May 2015

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF POST MASTER CADRE(PROPOSED) WRITTEN LETTER TO DIRECTOR GENERAL(POSTS) ON INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED BY POSTAL JCA


BEWARE OF HALF-TRUE AND MISLEADING PROPAGANDA (Article written in aiapcchq.blogspot.in)
Now it is being noticed that our old pathfinders become hyperactive not only for taking up our issues with the Directorate, but also highlighting our matters through different channels like Blogs, Journals etc who once described the order for creation of Postmaster Cadre as a “Retrograde Decisions- Denial to the seniors”. If it would be possible at this moment, they would visit the Directorate both in the morning and evening and cry for the Postmaster Cadre.  This kind of action on their part is quite natural. It may be construed as their desperate efforts to regain the sympathy of Postmaster Cadre. It reveals from the history that they never like intelligent people. To them seniority is always preferable than merit. To them same rate is applicable for all commodities which is practically unnatural.
“Democracy” is a great term that perhaps does not suite in their voice. They are habituated to tighten the neck of “Democracy” in their activity in the field. Owing to their hatred policy, if the Postmasters want to associate, want to express their independent opinion and want to take up their own issues with the Directorate – Is there anything wrong? Is there anything unconstitutional? Instead they are being levelled with “some unconstitutional terms”. They didn’t show minimum courtesy towards us. Are we deserved for that? Are we really what they described us?
Here we like to clear some their recent half-true and misleading propaganda:
Firstly, with a view to earn our sympathy, they have written in an important journal that three years service in LSG is enough for becoming eligible for promotion to HSG-II. We request them from where they have collected such information?
Secondly, achievement of 100% computerisation in Post Offices was a gradual process. Before 2004, several efforts of the Department were going on vein in absence of right leading workforce towards consistency in computerisation. It gained a strong willful force after joining of FTP LSG officials in 2004 (At that time they came with cannon to fire the LSG FTP officials). Offices under the charge of FTP LSG officials were 100% computerized at the first instances. It was the combined sincere efforts of both the FTP LSG officials and the system assistants. Thereafter, showing the result of computerization under the FTP LSG officials as example, other offices were being computerized step by step in phase manner with the dedicated, sincere works of the system assistants and the Department achieved the target of 100% computerization.
Now more advanced leading workforce (Postmaster Cadre) has been entered into the scene and shouldered the responsibility of carrying out the DOP to the next higher level i.e. GenNext at base level at all of its important points of presence and terminals.
A good number of SA has now chosen Postmaster Cadre as their career owing to their frustration due to repeated exploitation. It is well known that entire Postmaster Cadre excels from General Line Postmasters for their quality in respect of their technological knowledge, marketing skill and pioneering activity in implementation of various schemes and projects of the Department which is essential for survival of the DOP in present day scenario. Naturally higher pay scale is fully justified for Postmaster Cadre.
It is obviously written in the various manuals and orders of the DOP that the duties performed by “General Line Postmasters” and the “Postmasters in Postmaster Cadre” are one and same. But the fact is that only a few “General Line Postmasters” are practically able to perform such duties. Most of them depend on others like PAs, MTSs, SAs etc for execution of their day to day duties. By this way they are weakening the Department too gradually. However, we support enhancement of pay scale for the able General Line Postmasters also as they are being equally exploited too like us. At this juncture, we should leave the orthodox pragmatic idea in every sphere of our life and be practical towards survival of our department and thereby our survival too.
Again it will be more logical to say that the duties performed by “General Line Postmasters” and the “Postmasters in Postmaster Cadre” are one and same in kind but not in quantity and quality. Managing a single / double/ triple handed POs and managing a large office is completely different and thus their pay should also be commensurable. Are the Managers of Rural Banks are paid same salary as are being paid to the Managers of Nationalised Bank? Are the Managers of small branches a Nationalised Bank are paid same salary as are being paid to the Managers of large Branches of same Nationalized Bank?
Since the duties performed by “General Line Postmasters” and the “Postmasters in Postmaster Cadre” are not one and same practically, thus, the DOP may prepare and submit a fresh proposal to the DoPT and the proposal for higher pay scales  for Postmaster Cadre will no way violate the Apex Court’s order of “equal pay for equal work”.
Therefore, friends! Don’t come under such half-true misleading information which is nothing but the Crocodile’s Tears with a view to earn our sympathy in the eve of Indefinite Strike proposed from 06/05/2015.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

RESULTS FOR POSTMAN/MAIL GUARD EXAMINATION HELD ON 12.04.2015.

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CIRCLE OFFICE, HYDERABAD DECLARED PROBATIONARY PERIOD OF GRADE-I POST MASTERS VIDE C.O. MEMO NO.ST/6-2(P)/Post Master(Gr.I)/2013 dated 24/28.04.2015.
PROBATION AND OR CONFIRMATION OF DIRECT RECRUIT POSTAL/SORTING ASSISTANTS OF DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

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Friday, 1 May 2015

offices going live on 05-05-2015 to CBS PORTAL; ANDHRA PRADESH CIRCLE

Sl.No
Office
Go-Live Date
Circle
PINCODE
1
Ambajipeta S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
533214
2
Arundalpet (NSV) S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
522601
3
Civil Coursts S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
520002
4
Gudlavalleru S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
521356
5
Jyothinagar S.O (Karim Nagar)
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
505215
6
Kankipadu S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
521151
7
Mandapeta Bazar S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
533308
8
P & T Colony S.O (K.V.Rangareddy)
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
500060
9
Pedana S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
521366
10
Ramakrishna Nagar S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
533101
11
Ramannnapeta S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
508113
12
RDO`s Office Road S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
533201
13
Syamalanagar S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
533103
14
Trunk Road Junction S.O
05.05.2015
ANDHRA PRADESH
533105
INAUGURATION OF FIRST POSTAL ATM IN VIJAYAWADA HO PREMISES BY HON'BLE CHIEF PMG SHRI B.V.SUDHAKAR, IPoS


Shri B.V.Sudhakar, Hon'ble Chief PMG with Shri M.Sampath, Hon'ble PMG, Vijayawada in the picture


withdrawing cash from ATM by first postal customer
courtesy:ipaspandhra
POST MASTER ASSOCIATION CHQ WRITES LETTER TO DIRECTOR GENERAL ON RECOGNITION OF "DISTINCT CATEGORY" FOR POST MASTER CADRE.

LET US HOPE POSITIVE REPLY FROM DIRECTORATE.




Wednesday, 29 April 2015

REPLY GIVEN BY HON'BLE CABINET MINISTER

 OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT IN RAJYA SABHA


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS     

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.163
                                        TO BE ANSWERED ON 24TH APRIL, 2015

POSTAL BANKS


163. DR. PRADEEP KUMAR BALMUCHU:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

(a)       whether it is a fact that Government is urging the Department of Posts to come up with opening of Postal Banks in the country, if so, the details thereof;

(b)       whether the Subramanian Committee, to which the matter had been referred, has submitted its report and has made recommendations in this regard; and

(c)        if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a)       Sir, the Department of Posts has submitted an application to Reserve Bank of India on 30.1.2015 seeking license for setting up Post Bank of India under the rubric of “Payments Bank”. The Government is committed to increasing access of the people to the formal financial system and in this context, Government proposes to utilize the vast Postal network with nearly 1, 54,000 points of presence spread across the villages of the country.  The Government hopes that the Postal Department will make its proposed Payments Bank venture successful so that it contributes further to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. The details of the proposed Post Bank would be finalized once the Reserve Bank of India takes a favourable decision on application submitted by Department of Posts. In the recent budget speech also the Finance Minister has appreciatingly talked about Post Bank.
           
(b) & (c )         The Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network under the Chairmanship of retired Cabinet Secretary Shri. T.S.R.Subramanian,  has submitted its report during November-2014. The said task force has recommended for setting up Post Bank of India. The details of the recommendations are reproduced in theAnnexure- ‘A’ enclosed herewith.



Annexure-A

Recommendations of Task Force on Leveraging Post Office Network with respect to Setting up of Post Bank of India:-

(i)   The proposal is not to convert the PO Network into a Bank, but to set up a fully professional new Bank to further financial inclusion and meet the objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, which specifically provides for the extension of credit to all Indians resident in every part of India, particularly in rural areas.
(ii)  This opportunity for achieving universal financial inclusion via technology and the institutional reach of the PO Network must not be lost. There is admittedly a risk involved, as there is in any new venture into uncharted waters. The risk involved can and must be managed in the interests of the overall larger national objectives.


(iii) The PBI must be professionally managed and operated, with credit and other risks being handled by experienced experts hired from the market. In its own interest, its operations must be fully in line and compliant with RBI Guidelines.


(iv)  A new institution, to be called the Post Bank of India or by some other suitable name, should be set up as a commercial bank offering the full spectrum of financial and banking services.


(v)  As the owner of the proposed PBI, the Government of India may take decisions as appropriate on structural and organizational issues and other details, including the funding requirements.


(vi)  The Task Force is of the view that the PBI should be set up under an Act of Parliament and that establishing the PBI as a statutory institution and a Government Bank would enhance its credibility, insulate it from local pulls and greatly facilitate its operations.


(vii) It is essential to structure the proposed PBI in such a manner as to pre-empt the possibility of outside interests influencing its day-to-day operations.


(viii) The Task Force also recommends that the PBI should initially be set up as a Public Sector Bank wholly owned by the Government of India.


(ix) The initial capital requirement, estimated at Rs. 500 crores as per RBI requirements would be fully funded by the Government.


(x) After the Bank establishes itself in 3 to 5 years, the Board of Directors could take a view on floating an IPO to raise fresh capital.


(xi)  The PBI will focus on fulfilling the Government’s mandate of financial inclusion and on bringing the un-banked and under-banked segments of the population, particularly in rural, semi-rural and remote areas within the ambit of the formal monetized economy.


(xii)  A view needs to be taken on how best to seamlessly integrate the earlier banking operations into the proposed new structure, The best and seamless method would be to fully absorb the POSB in the new proposed Bank (PBI).


(xiii) The PBI will offer services including credit, which are beyond the remit of the POSB.


(xiv) The PBI will develop financial products and services which are specially tailored to the needs of the rural and urban unbanked population, if necessary in collaboration with other banks.


(xv)  The PBI will function as a commercially viable and self-sustaining entity without the need for continuing Government subsidies.


(xvi) After the Initial gestation period, it should generate its own resources and sustain itself in the competitive market environment.


(xvii) The PBI should price its services on a cost plus basis and revise these rates from time to time, so that its operations do not become a continuing and increasing burden on the Government exchequer.


(xviii) The PBI will start with a Head Office Main Branch and will thereafter expand its operations by opening Branch offices in the Metro towns and State capitals, to be manned by banking professionals.


(xix) The longer term objectives would be to establish a Branch Office of the PBI in each District Headquarter over a 3 to 5 year period, to be operated mostly by banking professionals.


(xx) The 150,000-plus Departmental and Branch POs will act as Banking Correspondents for the PBI.


(xxi) Careful consideration should be given to the various types, elements and levels of risk involved in the PBI’s operations.


(xxii) Robust System Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures should be put in place to manage these risks effectively.


(xxiii) The PBI should recruit/commission the services of banking experts to manage its credit, portfolio and market risks.


(xxiv) Appropriate management capabilities should be mobilized from the market and robust systems and processes should be put in place to ensure that Non-Performing Assets are kept within acceptable limits.


(xxv) It is neither necessary nor desirable to mandate a waiting period before the PBI enters into credit and lending operations.


(xxvi) The PBI should be constituted and begin working as a credit and lending Bank immediately, without any trial/waiting/learning period.


(xxvii) The PBI should be set up as an independent Statutory and corporate entity offering the full bouquet services, including credit, to its customers.


(xxviii) The PBI will primarily target currently unbanked and under-banked customers in rural, semi-rural and remote areas, with a focus on providing small and affordable loans and simple deposit products.


(xxix) Customers will be provided with full-fledged Savings Accounts, which can be retained even with zero balances, as provided for in the PMJDY.


(xxx) Credit risks will be managed by hiring professionals from the banking sector and by developing and implementing robust protocols for building checks and balances in the system. Market and robust systems and processes should be put in place to ensure that Non-Performing Assets are kept within acceptable limits.