“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”

1) LGO Examination result Declared - AP Circle

Click here to view the list of selected candidates Division wise and the list of surplus qualified candidates.

2)The Future of Post Offices as Banking Institutions in India
This report seeks to integrate threads of India’s financial inclusion dynamics and recognise the role post offices could play with their homespun technology. It anticipates a future for Indian post offices as banking institutions, taking into consideration the deposits, performance, and administration of the branches that provide Core Banking Solutions (CBS) in Chennai. This report will look at the transitions and institutional layering that the Post Office Savings Banking is going through. This report aims to provide an unbiased evaluation of post office banking, focussing on the loopholes that need to be plugged in the process of institutional layering. The report includes suggestions that will enable the Indian postal services to become an instrument of financial inclusion. The main conclusion of the study is that post offices can do better as an agency commission for credit facilities than as a provider of first party services.

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3)Premature Provident Fund withdrawal – Income tax will be imposed
Income Tax for Premature Provident Fund withdrawal of more than Rs.30,000
The Government has announced that income tax will be imposed if, at the time of premature withdrawal, the Provident Fund amount is in excess of Rs.30,000.
Finance Minister brought a new provision in his budget that allows for TDS on Provident Fund withdrawal before five years of continuous service. When calculating the period of continuous service of five years, the previous employment can also be included. The intention of this at promoting long-term savings. The amendment will come into force from June 2015.
“Taxes will be imposed if, at the time of closing or transferring the PF account, the amount is in excess of Rs.30,000, and, if the employee has been employed in the current job for less than five years. Tax rebates are applicable. In order to claim tax exemption, the person has to submit a copy of his/her PAN card and Forms 15G and 15H, accompanied by a signed and filled up Form 19.
“Failing to do so will attract maximum taxes of up to 34.61%. If the forms are submitted, only 10% taxes will be deducted. Taxes will not be imposed if an old PF account is being converted to a new PF account. If the employee has served for more than five years, then, at the time of closing his account, no taxes will be imposed.
“The PF amount will also not be taxed if the employee is unwell, if the company has closed down, if the employment contract comes to an end, or if the employee loses employment for reasons that cannot be attributed to him/her.”
4)Guidelines regarding printing and issue of Plastic Card- reg
F.No. FTS /127429/2015
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Dte. General of CGHS
Ofice of the Director,CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8th June ,2015
Subject- Guidelines regarding printing and issue of Plastic Card- regarding.
The issue regarding pendency of issue of CGHS plastic cards has been reviewed by the competent authority and with a view to clear the pendency expeditiously, it has now been decided that:
1. The work of Updating/ Uploading of the Data for plastic cards shall hereinafter be outsourced to two private agencies, viz., M/s Synapse Solutions Private Ltd., and M/s Madras Security Printers Pvt.Ltd., which are already engaged for printing of plastic cards through NICSI. The work order for Data entry has been issued directly to the agencies at the existing rate contracts for this purpose in order to avoid delays in completion of formalities with NICSI and submitting work orders through NICSI.
If felt required, CGHS authorities in cities may deploy local agencies to get the data uploading done at the same NICSI approved rate contract.
2. CGHS has already issued work order directly to the empanelled private agencies to print CGHS plastic cards at the existing rates as per the contract with NICSI(copy enclosed).
3. Plastic Cards shall hereinafter be distributed directly through concerned CGHS Wellness Centre in order to avoid crowding at the CGHS administrative offices and possible misplacing of the cards when sent through speed post. The concerned CGHS wellness centres and CGHS authority would provide wide publicity of this system so as to avoid keeping the cards in the wellness centres unnecessarily. The centres would keep an authenticated record of the cards received, issued and pending for issue. Every week this report should be sent to the CGHS authority of the city. CGHS wellness centres would take extra effort to contact the beneficiaries about the receipt of the CGHS Plastic cards. Lists must be kept in the notice boards prominently for every body’s notice. The cards must be issued to the beneficiaries after verifying the authenticities of the receiver of the cards. CGHS authority would upload the information of printing of CGHS cards and dispatch details in the website on regular basis.
4. CMO I/Cs would motivate the CGHS beneficiaries to link their database to the Aadhar number by logging in to the CGHS database. The in-charges are also required to enter the Aadhar numbers whenever possible. The CMO i/c of CGHS Wellness Centres shall be responsible to link the CGHS database to Aadhar numbers of beneficiaries.
5. printout of CGHS Index Card, which shall be valid for availing all CGHS facilities including investigations/treatment from empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals till plastic cards are issued through the CGHS wellness centre. In addition all the empanelled private hospitals and the laboratories shall continue to provide medical facility at CGHS terms and conditions to the CGHS Beneficiaries irrespective of the printed date of validity in their plastic cards. However, they shall verify the validity of the card in the CGHS database at the link – http://www.cghs.nic.in/welcome.jsp and extend the investigation/treatment facilities.
6. A copy of ths OM shall be displayed prominently in the notice board at CGHS Wellness Centres.
7. These instrictions are valid till further orders.
This issues with the approval of competent authority and concurrence of IFD vide FTS R 127429 dated 3/6/2015
Director, CGHS



Stop payments can be marked as per customer’s request through the menu optionHSPP. Stop Payment instructions for a cheque(s) can be entered only if Issue of concerned chequebook has been acknowledged by customer and is duly entered in the system. Therefore, it is necessary that cheque book should be in acknowledged status before any stop payment instructions are entered in the system. The process of HSPP is given below
Menu Shortcut - HSPP GO

The following screen will be appeared

Fuction - S-Stop Pay
A/c ID - ____________
Begin Chq No. - _______
No. Of Leaves - ________
The following screen will be appeared
Cheque Date - ___________
Reason Code - ___________
You can also print the report of Cheque stop payment. Select Function Code as print and fill the account no. The report will be print in HPR.

6)Scanner for Manual DataEntry KVP,IVP and NSC-6/8

Manual Data Entry Scanner for NSC, KVP and IVP

The Manual DataEntry Scanner is only for Manually entered accounts which is discontinued accounts. The above Signature scanning tool is not for Sanchay Post Module. Scanned Images will be stored like below formatted for the Scheme of KVP, NSC and IVP.
  2. NSC-6_REGNO
  3. NSC-8_REGNO



7)Chennai GPO NAPE-C Division Conference.

5)Revised Inspection Questionnaire of Mail Offices

Department of Posts (Inspection Unit) Letter No. 16-4/2014-Inspn dated 13/05/2015 please Click here to view

8)Exemption u/s 80(G) of Income Tax Act on donations  to DCMAF
Defence Civilians Medical Aid Fund (DCMAF)
Ministry of Defence
Room No. PC – l, B-Block
Dalhousie Road,New Delhi-110011

19 March 2015
Heads of All Defence Units
All Labour Welfare Commissioners
Subject- Exemption u/s 80(G) of Income Tax Act on donations to DCMAF
1. Consequent on the decision taken by the Managing Committee in its 57th annual meeting held on 28th June 2013 under the chairmanship of Defence Secretary, the Defence Civilians Medical Aid Fund (DCMAF) has been registered u/s 80(G) of Income Tax Act 1961 for the period from Assessment year 2014-15 onwards. All civilian employees working under Ministry of Defence can get exemption on income tax u/s 80(G) of the IT Act on their donations to DCMAF exceeding Rs. 250/-.
2. it is requested that the contents of this letter may please be widely disseminated for information of all members/employees under your administrative jurisdiction.

(Poonam Goila)
Dy CAO (DCW) &
Hony Secretary/DCMAF

9)Clarification on Children Education Allowance as FAQ issued by Railway Board on 1.6.2015

A table of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ issued by Railway Board regarding Children Education Allowance. The order repeatedly indicates the same line of sentence for the question of ‘Third Child’ as ‘Reimbursement is permissible only the two eldest surviving children..’

And also clarified for the questions of Number of Note books and Recognition of Educational Institution in form of FAQ. Reproudction of the order and given below for your ready reference…

G.I., Min. of Railways, Railway Board O.M.No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4, dated 1.6.2015

Sub: Children Education Allowance – Frequently asked questions.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2. Now, DOP&T has inter-alia issued clarification on reimbursement of Children Education Allowance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in terms of their Office Memorandum No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt.(AL). The text of OM is tabulated below for guidance of all concerned.
Source: NFIR