Saturday, April 30, 2011

Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order.

Department of Personnel and Training issued instructions vide communication No.
N0.F. 101912008-lR dated 26th April 2011 regarding Payment of fee under the
RTI Act by lndian Postal Order.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Procedure of Customs Clearance for India Post Customers

Mumbai Customs authority published Customs Clearance procedure for India Post Customers on their website Mumbai Customs.

Source :  Mumbai Customs.
Friday, April 29, 2011

Rural Indian Post offices may set up ATMs

The Indian government may allow post offices to set up ATMs at rural areas, in an attempt to strengthen the role of India Post in financial inclusion. India Post, which is working on major improvements in the payment process for social sector schemes, such as the Indian job-guarantee scheme NREGA, will set up ATM networks in selected areas to give people access to online banking services.
Click here to Read more : postaltechnologyinternational
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks(Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011

The revised rules called the Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 in supersession of the existing Department of Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules 2001

Download Link
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Speednet Updation Released on 26/04/2011

Updation to those who are using the SpeedNet client Setup - 21/03/2011:
------------------------------------------------------------------------21/03/2011 Updation has the eror in KPI Related - Returned to Sender Remarks
The solution for this problem is to uninstall and install the SpeedNet Client 21032011 already installed.
And reinstall the SpeedNet Client 26/042011.

After reinstallation see teh Help Menu -> About SpeedNet option to check the release date which should be 26/04/2011.
Need to upgrade the DBs through EXL fils only if you have already using 21/03/2011 setup.

Download Link
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free software for Indian Languages

Under the aegis of Department of Information Technology (DIT), Govt. of India, C-DAC GIST Pune has completed major initiative called National Rollout Plan. Under this program software tools and fonts for 22 scheduled languages are being made available free for public through language CDs and web downloads for the benefit of masses.These software tools and to make these available through a web based Indian Language Data Centre (ILDC). This activity is being executed in close coordination with CDAC,GIST. The availability of these software tools, fonts and resources in local languages at no cost is intended to motivate general public to use ICT tools and technology in their day to day work like Word Processing, Presentation preparation, Spread Sheets preparation, Web Page Surfing & Designing, Messaging etc. in local languages. Further, the consolidated availability of linguistic resources and tools at one place will help researchers to carry out their research in a smooth and efficient manner.

Link to Free software tools and font CD
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Uploading of various Circulars issued by the Recruitment Division

Department of posts
DE Section

F. No.4 -34072/O2/2o11- DE                                                                            Dated: 18.0.1.2011
Sub: Uploading of various Circulars issued by the Recruitment Division

Secretary( P) has desired t hat various Circulars issued by Recruitment Division on the new Examination System should be uploaded on "Sahuliyat.com" Facilitation Centre. Therefore, please find herewith the following documents / letters pertaining to Recruitment Division for uploading on the India post website: -       Download Link
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Minutes of the Third Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 15th February, 2011.

F. NO. 11 1212008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(JCA Section)
North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 21st April, 201 1
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Minutes of the Third Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 15" February, 2011.

The undersigned is directed to forward a copy of the minutes of the Third Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 15'h February 201 1 in Room No. 119, North Block. New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Personnel) for information and necessary action.

( Dinesh Kapila)
Director (JCA)


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Page 'International Services' created on our site

Today, we have created new page 'International Services' provided by India Post at Booking Counter of Foreign Post Office, Videsh Dak Bhavan, Ballard Estate, Mumbai-400 001.Also Flyer on International Services made available for download.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summary record of discussions held during the third meeting of the Joint Committee on MACPS held on 15th March, 2011 under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary (Estt.) DOPT.

NO. 111112010-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(JCA Section)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 2oth April, 201 1

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:  Summary record of discussions held during the third meeting  of the Joint Committee on MACPS held on 1sthMarch, 2011  under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary (Estt.) DOPT.

        The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith summary record of discussions held during the Third Meeting of the Joint Committee on MACPS held under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary Establishment), DOPT on 15th March, 2011 for information and further necessary action.


Dinesh Kapila
Director(JCA)

SUMMARY RECORD OF DISCUSSIONS HELD DURING THE THIRD MEETING  OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACP'S HELD UNDER THE  CHAIRPERSONSHIP OF THE JOINT SECRETARY (ESTABLISHMENT), DOP&T  ON 15th  MARCH 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Google Docs adds ability to see visual pages on screen

Google Docs adds classic word processing feature—pagination, the ability to see visual pages on  screen. This helps to improve how printing works in Google Docs. Pagination adds visual page breaks while  editing documents, so now we can see how many pages of that report we have actually finished. Because google docs is able to show you individual pages, Google docs also improve the way other features work too: headers now show up at the top of each page instead of just at the top of  doc, manual page breaks actually move text onto a new page and footnotes appear at the bottom of the pages themselves. If we prefer editing documents with a continuous layout, we can hide page breaks by selecting the “Compact” document view from the “View” menu.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Revision of Stitching Charges.

F.No. 141 1/2010-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel 86 Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 18" April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Revision of Stitching Charges.

The undersigned is directed to say that based on a demand raised by the Staff Side, in National Council (JCM), the question of revising the Stitching Charges of Uniforms, supplied to Common Categories of employees (Multi-Tasking Staff - erstwhile Group 'D' posts of Peon, Daftry, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Frash, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc. and Staff Car Drivers, Dispatch Riders etc.) in the Central Secretariat and its Attached and Subordinate Offices, has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance. Consequently, it has been decided to enhance the rates of stitching charges, with effect from 1 st April, 20 1 1 thereby modifying the earlier instructions issued vide this Ministry's O.M. No. 14/3/2006-JCA dated 28" September, 2006.

2. The revised rates of stitching charges, with effect from lst April, 201 1, will be as under:-
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2011-12.

Income Tax Departments released new Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2011-12 vide their notification.
Download Link : New Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2011-12

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CGHS : Life Saving Drugs

Central Goverment Health Scheme ( CGHS ) published list of Life Saving Drugs on their website. Same is reproduce here.

Life Saving Medicine as on 10th SEP 2010
Monday, April 18, 2011

CONSOLIDATED LIST OF EMPANELLED HOSPITALS AND CLARIFICATIONS

CONSOLIDATED LIST OF EMPANELLED HOSPITALS AND CLARIFICATIONS NEW

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.lI/Hospital Cell (Part I)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
***-********
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 11th April, 2011
.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:   Clarification regarding Fresh empanelment of private hospitals anrevision of package rates applicable under CGHS.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry's various Office
Memoranda issued for empanelling hospitals under CGHS at new rates in various CGH
S
covered cities, vi
de which revised package rates payable to private hospitals for treating
CGH
S beneficiaries were notified and hospitals and Diagnostic Laboratories and imaging
centr
es were empanelled and to state that in response to the representations received from
various quarters, it has now been decided to clarify as below:-

Monday, April 18, 2011

INSPECTION QUESTIONNAIR ... Few Questions added for inspection of SB/SC Branches of BOs/SOs/HOs

Directorate vide SB order no 04/2011 (F.No.25-04/2009-FS(Vol-I) (Pt.) dated 01-04-2011, prescribed additional questions for inspection of Savings Bank / Savings Certificates Branches of all categories of Post Offices so as to implement the AML/CFT norms i.e Know Your Customer / Customer Due Diligence (KYC/CDD) of Depositors/Holders in Small Savings Schemes and Remittances in post Offices. The prescribed questions are to be attempted by all Inspecting Authorities during the regular course of Annual Inspection of post offices to be carried out from 1.4.2011. Question related to EDBOs are to be included in the normal Inspection Report and reviewed as per normal procedure. However, questions relating to SOs and HOs should be separately written as Annexure to the Inspection Report of the office which will be reviewed by Divisional/Regional/Circle office on the basis of Methodology given in the enclosed SB order.
To view full text of the said SB order, Download Link
Friday, April 15, 2011

New validation for quarterly e-TDS/TCS statement pertaining to FY 2010-

National Securities Depository Limited ( NSDL ) released New validation for quarterly e-TDS/TCS statement pertaining to FY 2010-11 and onwards. Amended file format and FVU version 3.1 & 2.130 (March 18, 2011).

It is free to use.

New Validation is available for Download at : Download Link
Friday, April 15, 2011

TDS at higher of the prescribed rate or 20% will be deducted on all transactions liable to TDS, where the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the deductee is not available.

Income Tax Department press release No.402/92/2006-MC (04 of 2010) dated January 20, 2010 on TDS.
No.402/92/2006-MC (04 of 2010)
Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
***

New Delhi dated 20th January 2010
 PRESS RELEASE

A new provision relating to tax deduction at source (TDS) under the Income Tax Act 1961 will become applicable with effect from 1st April 2010. Tax at higher of the prescribed rate or 20% will be deducted on all transactions liable to TDS, where the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the deductee is not available. The law will also apply to all non-residents in respect of payments / remittances liable to TDS. As per the new provisions, certificate for deduction at lower rate or no deduction shall not be given by the assessing officer under section 197, or declaration by deductee under section 197A for non-deduction of TDS on payments shall not be valid, unless the application bears PAN of the applicant / deductee.

2. All deductors are liable to deduct tax at the higher rate in all transactions not having PAN of the deductees on or after 1st April 2010. In order that there is no dispute regarding quoting / non-quoting of PAN or accuracy thereof, the law requires all deductees and dedutors to quote PAN of deductees in all correspondences, bills, vouchers and other documents sent to each other. All deductors are, therefore, advised to intimate their deductees to obtain and furnish their PAN so as to avoid TDS at a higher rate. All deductees, including non-residents having transactions in India liable to TDS, are advised to obtain PAN by 31st March 2010 and communicate the same to their deductors before tax is actually deducted on transactions after that date.

3. The procedure for obtaining PAN is simple, inexpensive and quick. Application for PAN can be filed in Form 49A to National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) or Unit Trust of India Investor Services Ltd. (UTIISL) or their intermediaries. Non-residents can apply through the local embassy / consulate of India. Applications can also be filed, paid for or tracked online through the Internet on the following web-sites:-

http://www.tin-nsdl.com/
http://www.utitsl.co.in/

4. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued Notification No.94/2009 relating to taxation of perquisites / profits in lieu of salary and Circular No.1/2010 for the guidance of tax dedutors for salaries. These documents are available on the department’s web site at http://incometaxindia.gov.in/
Monday, April 11, 2011

Postal contacts for international customers

Universal Postal Union published list of postal addressess containing the names of persons responsible for international customer relations.
This list allows postal customers from around the world to seek general information on rates, postal codes or other mailing matters concerning the international postal service.

List of Postal contacts for international customers


Monday, April 11, 2011

Japan Post: Information on Radiation Levels and effects resulting from the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake in Japan

Japan Post has published in it's web site ( http://www.post.japanpost.jp   ), information on Radiation Levels and effects resulting from the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake in Japan is as follows.
Saturday, April 09, 2011

Discontinuation of India Post Insured service from India to Great Britain:

Great Britain has stopped the inbound insured services and denied to accept the insured items from Ist April 2011.
Saturday, April 09, 2011

IPL 2011 Schedule ( 20 - 20 )

IPL-2011 T-20 matches available for download at following link.
Download IPL T 20 Schedule

Source.:http://iplt20.com
Friday, April 08, 2011

Four Week Advanced Management Program (AM) on "Public Sector Management in a changing global environment"

Four Week Advanced Management Program (AM) on "Public Sector Management in a changing global environment" Nominations are called for from SAG and JAG Officers. The Last Date of receipt of nomination at Training Dn of Postal Directorate is 13th May 2011.
Download Copy of order. 

Source : www.indiapost.gov.in
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Microsoft Office Web Application : Free Software

Microsoft Office Web Apps work in most popular web browsers—Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox. Now, teachers and students can use these online companions on virtually any computer (PC or Mac).
  • Use for free. Office Web Apps are available free through Windows Live SkyDrive. To access Web Apps, teachers and students simply use a Windows Live account, such as Windows Live Hotmail, Xbox LIVE, or Windows Messenger.
  • Share presentations. Teachers and students can easily work on PowerPoint presentations from school, home, the library, or virtually any computer with a supported web browser.
  • Enjoy equal access. Workgroups can collaborate—even if other teachers or students don’t have Microsoft Office installed* and even if they have a different or older version of Microsoft Office
  • Office Web Apps are:
    • Online companions to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, Excel 2010, and OneNote 2010.
    • Available free through Windows Live SkyDrive using a Windows Live ID.
    • A smart way to get work done outside of class.
    • An easy way to collaborate with colleagues and student workgroups.
Whether you’re in the office, at home, or on the road, Microsoft Office Web Apps help you get more things done virtually anywhere and anytime. These convenient online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote offer you an easy way to access, view, and edit documents directly from your Web browser.

For personal use:

Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are available for free.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Allotment of Staff Quarters (India Post)

Instructions/guidelines followed strictly in respect of allotment of staff quarters, post attached quarters/rent free residential accommodation are circulated by ADG (Building) Department of Posts, ( Building Section ) are available at following link.      
Download Link :
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Foreign Post Office Mumbai published Tender for conveyance of outward surface mails by ship

Mumbai Foreign Post Office invited Sealed tenders for Conveyance of outward surface postal mail bags to following  foreign countries, i.e. Sydney (Australia), Le Havre (France), Dubai (UAE), Mombasa (Kenya), Rotterdam (Nether Lands), Alexandra (Egypt), Dar-E-Salam   (Tanzania), Port Louis (Mauritius) & Genova (Italy) , New York (USA), Southampton (UK),  Hamburg(Germany) ports on loose container load ( LCL) basis.
Saturday, April 02, 2011

To Update latest hub details in Point of Sale PTC Mysore release new patch.

New Patch is released by PTC Mysore to update latest hub details in Point of Sale.

Important Note : Meghdoot Update 28032011 is mandatory prerequisite for this utility.

Download link
Saturday, April 02, 2011

Dropbox 1.0.28 : Online storage for free : Store and Share Files online

Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync and share files online.
File Sync •2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
•Sync files of any size or type.
•Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
•Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.

File Sharing •Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files. You can see other people's changes instantly.

Online Backup •Automatic backup of your files. 


Download Dropbox from FileHippo.com
Friday, April 01, 2011