Friday, May 22, 2015

2nd A.P & Telangana Circle NUPE (FNPO) Counsel meeting at Hyderabad on 4.6.2015 & 5.6.2015

Dear CWC/Members and Divisional/Branch Secretaries,

It is proposed to conduct our union 2nd Circle Counsel meeting at RJCM Office, Chikkadapalle, Hyderabad500020. on 4.6.2015 & 5.6.2015 with CWC members and Divisional/Branch Secretaries. 

Accommodation arranged at   Secundrabad Paradise IQ and Hyderabad GPO IQ's.

Counsel meeting will be held on 4.6.2015 at 10.00am 

CWC will be held on 5.6.2015 at 10am

Notice given to CPMG on 20.5.2015 and copy pasted here for information.  
All are requested to reserve their tickets well in advance and attend the meeting without fail. A copy of special CL will also send to you and same will be kept in the blog for information. 

                                                    N O T I C E

        It is hereby notified that, under the Article of 23, Part III of the Constitution of  National Union of Postal Employes, Group – C, the Circle Council of National Association of Postal Employees Group-C, Andhra Pradesh Circle, consisting of the members of Circle Working Committee and  the Secretaries of Divisional and Branch Unions will be held on 4.6.2015 and 5.6.2015 at RJCM office, Chikkadapally, Postal Staff Quarters, Hyderabad – 500020. It is also notified that, no fresh Notice will be issued in case of change in the Dates and Venue, but only an Intimation will be communicated.

Hyderabad.                                                                                                (SIVAJI VASIREDDY)
Date:20.5.2015                                                                                                 Circle secretary


1.        Adoption of Minutes of the last Circle Conference.
2.        Organizational Review.
3.        Financial Review.
4.        Cadre Restructuring.
5.         Indefinite strike from 6th May 2015.
6.         Venue of the next Circle conference.
7.        Any other item with permission of Chair.

Copy of the notice issued to:-                                                                                                            

1. The Secretary General, FNPO, T-24, Atul Grove Road, New

2. The General Secretary, NUPE, Gr. C, Central Hqrs., New Delhi.

3. The Chief Postmaster General, AP Circle, Hyderabad -500001.

4. All the CWC Members, NUPE, Gr. C, AP Circle.

5. All the Divisional / Branch Secretaries, NUPE, Gr. C, AP Circle.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rajya Sabha Q&A regarding Granting of LTC every year

ANSWERED ON  07.05.2015

Granting of LTC every year

1311  Shri Balwinder Singh Bhunder

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether the Government intends to allow the facility of LTC to Government official every year instead of two /four year block period; if so, the details; and

(b) by when the notification in this regard would be issued?

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): No Sir.

(b): Does not arise.


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Food inspectors order recall of Maggi noodles from shops across country over excess lead

Food inspectors have ordered Nestle India to recall a batch of Maggi noodles from shops across the country, saying the product contained dangerous levels of lead.

The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in Uttar Pradesh said high lead content was found during routine tests on two dozen packets of instant noodles, manufactured by Nestle in India

The FDA in Uttar Pradesh said high lead content was found during routine tests on two dozen packets of instant noodles, manufactured by Nestle in India

Two FDA officials said all the packets of instant noodles tested in the state-run laboratory were contaminated. They found a lead concentration of 17.2 parts per million (ppm), nearly seven times the permissible limit. The FDA officials said the acceptable limit of lead ranges between 0.01 ppm and 2.5 ppm.

The scientists also found high levels of added monosodium glutamate (MSG), a taste enhancer, in the noodles.

"Maggi instant noodles contained dangerous amount of lead and MSG. We had to immediately issue orders against the company," D.G. Srivastava, deputy inspector general of the FDA in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, told Reuters.

Nestle India, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle SA, said it had strict safety and quality controls in place for all raw materials used to make Maggi noodles.

"We do not add MSG to Maggi Noodles, and glutamate, if present, may come from naturally occurring sources. We are surprised with the content supposedly found in the sample as we monitor the lead content regularly as a part of the regulatory requirements," it said.

A company spokesman confirmed Uttar Pradesh had ordered it to withdraw the batch dating back to March 2014, but added the items concerned had either already been consumed or were beyond the sell-by date, making the recall difficult.

Srivastava said his team collected more than two dozen packs of instant noodles from stores across the state and tested each pack separately before making the findings public.

"Our experts conducted several tests and each time the results were shocking," he told Reuters, adding they had approached federal food inspectors in New Delhi to launch a wider investigation of the noodles.

- The Times of India

Speed post faster, more reliable than private couriers: CAG

In major cities, the performance of speed post is faster and more reliable. The postal service delivers 99% of letters through speed post within 1-9 days as compared to 92% by private courier services that take up to 10 days.

At the local level, the delivery by speed post is 98% compared to 93% by courier services. While the time taken by speed post is 1-11 days at local level, it is 1-12 days in case of private couriers.

In a report on department of posts, tabled in Parliament recently, the official auditor has said the performance of speed post has been better not only at local level and in major cities, but it is the only reliable service at the tehsil and village level.

To compare the performance and quality of speed post with private courier agencies for delivery of mails, a test check was conducted by CAG in eight postal circles -- Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Checks were conducted by posting hundreds of letters.

At the tehsil level only speed post could reach 100% addressees that too within 1-7 days while private couriers could deliver only 83% letters and time ranged from 1-23 days.

"Based on the results, it could be concluded that the speed post service of the department of posts (DoP) was better than the services provided by the private couriers," the auditor said.

Speed post was introduced in 1986 to provide a faster and time-bound mail delivery service in major cities. However, due to late delivery of mails people had stopped relying on the department. But the auditor says the perception is wrong and speed post still remains most reliable and account for more than 10% of the total revenue of the DoP.

In the test check, the auditor had posted 284 letters by speed post and 287 by different private couriers. The performance was judged based on the number of letters sent, letters actually delivered, and time taken for delivery of test letters.

Inclusion of Aadhaar number in Service Book of Government servants

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government  servants: DoPT Order -

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Black-IV. Old INU Campus.
New Delhi. May 20. 2015

Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government  servants

The undersigned is directed tn refer to Department ef Personnel & Training’s OM. at even number dated 3rd November. 2014 en the subject mentioned above. where all Ministries/ Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry ef the employees' Aadhaar number.

2. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to intimate action taken in this regard and also the number of employees whose service books have been seeded with there respective Aadhaar number.

(Mukul Ratra)


Teen works as domestic help, still scores 85%

BENGALURU: She has scored 84. 8 per cent in the science stream in the second PU exam and dreams of bigger academic goals. But that doesn't complete the picture. This high-scorer cleaned bathrooms and scrubbed utensils, cooking and nursing, while juggling studies. That's 17-year-old Shalini A, whose life story is more like an obstacle race.

Teen works as domestic help, still scores 85%
Shalini also doubled up as nurse tending to her younger brother who has blood cancer.

Shalini had studied in Tamil medium from class one to seven, when she was shifted to Kannada medium till tenth standard. She then shifted to English medium for her PU studies at SGPTA-Deeksha College. If coping with frequent changes in the medium was not daunting enough, there were bigger challenges on the home front too.

Speaking to Mirror, Shalini, a resident of Mariyappanapalya near Rajajinagar, said her father had been bedridden for over a decade after falling off a building. He has started moving around only recently, though he is still confined to the house. After the accident, her mother took up work as a housemaid in several houses so that she could provide for Shalini and her brother.

With her mum away, the young girl had to run the show in her own house, doing everything from cooking to cleaning.

Just before the II PU exams, another tragedy struck the family. Her younger brother was diagnosed with third stage blood cancer. Shalini would often be in hospital with a book in her hand. "If I had not put in so much time in the hospital, I might have scored better. But my brother is more important to me than marks," says the gritty teen who has been thrown into another tough situation now. With her mother spending most of the day tending to her brother, Shalini had to take up her mother's jobs. Though she's preparing for CET now, she also maintains a gruelling work schedule.

Explaining her schedule, Shalini said, "I wake up around 4.30 am. After finishing my household chores, I rush to five houses close by where my job is to sprinkle water and draw Rangoli."

She's done by 6 am after which she rushes to an office where she mops the floors and cleans the bathrooms. "The work ends by 7.30 am and then I head to another house to wash clothes. I am relatively free by 9 am and go home to prepare for CET. My study, coupled with my household chores, ends by 12.30 pm when it's time to step out again for two more jobs. I come back by 4.30 pm and have time till 6 pm to study." After quickly squeezing in some studies, she is out for more work, returning only at night and once again poring into her books till midnight.

The teenager credits her college officials with encouraging her to study. "She is a hardworking girl, friendly with everyone and attentive in nature. Despite her family's condition, she always has a smile on her face," Prathap Naidu, SGPTA PU College principal, Thyagarajnagar, said.

Shalini has no qualms about the hard work, saying she is happy to support her family.

Speaking to Mirror, Komala, a homemaker in Rajaji Nagar said, "Shalini has replaced her mum. We are also supporting and encouraging her in her endeavour."

--The Times of India

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Now, speed post via ATMs soon in Andhra Pradesh

HYDERABAD: In an effort to save time and avoid cumbersome processes, the Andhra Pradesh Circle of India Post, is mulling to launch a new initiative of sending letters and parcels through 'Speed Post' from automated teller machines (ATMs).

The postal department will tie-up with State Bank of India (SBI) to launch this new facility. The postal department has tied-up with SBI for post office savings bank (POSB) ATM and launched it in Vijayawada recently. At present, SBI has allotted 95 ATMs in Andhra Pradesh to avail the facility.  Explaining on the way the system would work, chief postmaster general, Andhra Pradesh circle, B V Sudhakar said a customer intending to send a Speed Post has to visit a nearby SBI ATM instead of the local post office and carry out a less than two-minute transaction to send the letter or article.

Once at the ATM, the customer has to choose the option of speed booking. Later, the letter/parcel, which the customer intends to send, has to be weighed with a separate weighing plate attached to the ATM. Immediately, the necessary fee will be displayed on the ATM screen which the customer will have to pay using his credit/debit card. Within seconds, the customer would get two bar-coded receipts. One receipt has to be pasted on the letter/parcel, while the customer will keep the second receipt for record purpose. After completion of the process, the customer has to drop the letter/parcel in a designated box at the ATM.  "Postmen, who clear letters and parcels through 'Nanyatha' system, will visit SBI ATMs and clear the letter boxes and forwarded it to the section concerned to deliver them to the receivers," the postal official said. 

"As SBI has become our partner in sharing postal services, we have moved a new proposal Speed Post booking through their ATMs. A high-level meeting with officials of SBI regional office, Hyderabad, was held last week to discuss the modalities of the new facility. SBI, in turn, has offered to develop special software to book letters and parcels through their ATMs," Sudhakar told TOI.

Currently, over 6,000 letters and parcels were being booked through post offices in Greater Hyderabad. "We are planning to launch the new system in the next three months in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh," he added.

Richest Countries in the World

Every Government tries their best to improve the Economy of Country and the standard of Citizens, here we have the list of richest countries of the world, obviously the richest country of the world, List is based on lots of factors however GDP is the main factor.

  • Qatar-Officially the State of Qatar is a sovereign Arab state is at the top of list and is the richest country of the world. Economy of Qatar totally depends on supply of oil; they are the largest exporter of oil and Natural Gases in the world and have no Tax policy in the country.

  •  Luxembourg-Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a European Country and is a landlocked country despite of this fact they are the world’s second richest country.

  • Singapore-Singapore, Officially known as the Republic of Singapore is a South Asian Country with a population of 5 Million they are the world’s third richest country.

  •  Norway-Norway officially the Kingdom of Norway is a European Country and one of the least dense countries in Europe and the 4th richest country in this world. Norway is one of the Mineral Rich countries in this world having Petroleum, natural gas and fresh water reserves.

  • Brunei-Brunei officially the State of Brunei, the Abode of Peace is a country in the South East Asia with a Population of 4.5 Million and is the World’s 5th Richest Country, Production of Crude oil and Natural gas contributes the most in their economy almost 90% of the GDP.

  • Hong Kong-Situated in the China’s South coast, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China means they are in the sovereignty of China; Hong Kong population is around 7 million and is the 6th richest country in the world. Hong Kong is considered as one of the International Financial centre and Hong Kong Dollar is the eighth most traded currency in the world.

  • United States of America-USA is considered as the Most Powerful Country in this world, however it’s not in the Top 5 Most richest countries but still it secures the 7th Place in the list of Richest Countries.

  • Kuwait-Kuwait officially the sate of Kuwait is an Arab Country situated in Western Asia and the most 8th richest country of the world, Petroleum products contributes most to their economy which makes them one of the richest country on the earth.

  •  United Arab Emirates-United Arab Emirates is an Arab Country, One of the Booming Economy in which Natural resources contributes the most and most importantly  Petrol and Natural Gas, the Capital of UAE is said to be the richest country in this world

  • Switzerland-Switzerland officially the Swiss Confederation is a European Country, which is landlocked from all the sides but still it’s the 10th richest country of the world, It’s also considered as the most innovative country of Europe by European Union, Manufacturing Industry contributes most to the Swiss Economy.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Official Android Application Of India Post By CEPT

Download App from Google Play Store : Download

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Postinfo - Department Posts Android Mobile Application

Postinfo, the citizen centric android Mobile application of Department of Posts developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology .The app provides the following facilities;
1) Tracking
2) Post office search
3) Postage Calculator
4) Insurance premium calculator
5) Interest calculator
Brief description of each facility is given below;
TRACKING: The tracking facility is made available on this mobile app for the following types of mail items.
• Speed Post • Registered Letter • Insured Letter
• Value Payable Letter • Insured Value Payable Letter • Registered Packets
• Registered Periodicals • Registered Parcel • Insured Parcel
• Value Payable Parcel • Insured Value Payable Parcel • Business Parcel
• Business Parcel COD • Express Parcel • Express Parcel COD
• Electronic Money Order (e-MO)

The users can view the status of the above mentioned type of articles by entering the articles number and touching the Track button. The following additional facilities are also available.
• Save the results for future reference
• Share it with others through Android native sharing apps viz. Bluetooth, WhatsApp, Facebook etc.

POST OFFICE SEARCH: By entering first four character of the name of the Post office or by entering the Pin code of the office the users can get a list of matching Post offices. By clicking again on the row the user gets the details like Name of Post office, Street address (location), contact details of the Post office (where ever available) for the selected Post office. The name of the Division and contact details of the Divisional Superintendent (where ever available), details of Regional Postmaster General and the Chief Postmaster General will also displayed.

POSTAGE CALCULATOR: The app will calculate the Postage (tariff) to be paid for all types of articles based on the weight entered by the user. The unique feature of the Postage Calculator is that in single query it shows the tariff chargeable for the following items..

• Ordinary letter • Speed post Domestic *
• Registered letter • Ordinary Parcel
• Registered Parcel • Registered book packet
• Registered book packet containing Printed books • Ordinary Registered book packet
• Ordinary book packet containing Printed books • Book packet containing periodicals
• Book packet containing Registered News papers
• *Domestic Speed Post Tariff depends on distance between place of origin and destination.
• Based on tariff there are 5 slabs of tariff viz. local, up to 200 KM, 201 to 1000 KM, and 1001 to 2000KM and above 2000KM. The calculator shows the tariff for all categories)

PREMIUM CALCULATOR The Department is offering various types of Life Insurance Policies through Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance. The users can check the premium payable for all the eligible types of Postal /Rural Postal Life insurance Policies on the basis of the input entered.

INTEREST CALCULATOR Post office is offering different types of Small Savings Schemes as mentioned below:
• Sukanya Samriddhi yojaana • Recurring Deposit
• Time Deposit (1 year, 2 year, 3 year and 5 year) • Monthly Income Scheme
• Senior Citizen Savings Scheme • National Savings Certificate
• Kisan Vikas Patra
The calculator shows the interest rate for each savings scheme. By entering the amount

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