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List of new office bearers of Federation of National Postal Organisations - Department approved 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001
Dated the 06th January, 2016
1.                  All Heads of Postal Circle.
2.                  All Postmasters General.
3.                  Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP).
4.                  CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi.
5.                  CGM, (BD&M) Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
6.                  Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai.
7.                  All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
8.                  Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
9.                  All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).

Subject: List of new office bearers of Federation of National Postal Organisations elected in 10th Federal Congress held at Kolkata from 03.11.2015 to 06.11.2015.
                           I am directed to state that fresh election of Federation of National Postal Organisations has been conducted and a list of new office bearers elected in 10th Federal Congress held at Kolkata from 03.11.2015 to 06.11.2015 is as under:-
Name of the Office Bearer (Shri/Smt.)
1. T. N. Rahate (Maharashtra)
Working President
1. Rajat S. Das (West Bengal)
Vice Presidents
1.  Ghulam Rabbani (Andhra Pradesh)
2.  R. S. Yadav, Uttar Pradesh
3.  T. K. Govindarajan (Tamil Nadu)
4. Ranjit P. Gohil (Gujarat)
Secretary General
1.  D. Theagarajan (Tamil Nadu)
Deputy Secretary General
1. D. Kishan Rao (Andhra Pradesh)
Asst. Secretary Generals
1.   N. N. Majawar (Maharashtra)

2.   B. Shivakumar (Karnataka)

3.   A. K. Solanki (Gujarat)

4.   Rabindranath Biswas (West Bengal)

5.   R. H. Gupta (Maharashtra)
Finance Secretary
1.   Brij Mohan (Delhi Circle)
Asst. Finance Secretary
1.  Jagdish Sharma (Delhi Circle)

2.         This is for information and taking necessary action as per existing instructions on the subject.
Yours faithfully,
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)
Copy to:-
1. Secretary General, Federation of National Postal Organisations, T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi- 110 001.
2. All Sections in the Department of Posts.
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)


Postal dept's Postinfo, RICT services, a crowd puller

Mysuru, Jan 08, 2016, DHNS
Visitors to ‘Pride of India’, particularly students, were excited to witness a variety of initiatives and services of Postal department. Recent initiatives such as Rural Information and Communication Technology (RICT) and Postinfo, a mobile application.

H P Vinayak, a class nine student, said, he was unaware about a variety of services that the Postal department offered. “I have never visited a post office and did not know much about the facilities available. It offers a wide range of services,” he said.

Like him, a majority of the students were unaware about the services and facilities available in the department. A majority of visitors to the stall were students, with not much knowledge about the department. But, they were keen to know about it, said G Kanchana, Assistant Manager, Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysuru.

Indian Posts, Mysuru division, has displayed a variety of services with recent upgrading. Of them, Postinfo and RICT were attracting the crowds.

With the help of Postinfo, developed by the CEPT, one can easily locate a post office, track containers and calculate insurance premium and interest provided by the department to its customers. Besides, customers can track their mail such as Speed Post, Registered Letter, Registered Parcel, Insured Parcel, Business Parcel, Express Parcel and Electronic Money Order.

Customers need to enter the article number to get the status of the service. The app also provides the interest rate for different savings schemes like National Savings Certificate, Kisan Vikas Patra and others. At present 70,000 customers across the country are using the app. It can be downloaded from Google App store for free.

In a move to computerise all the post offices and to offer services at the customers’ door steps, the department has introduced the RICT. The concept offers a wide range of services and facilities, particularly for rural citizens, including financial services, and disbursement of social security schemes.

Through the RICT, the department also aims to generate more revenue, by offering new services to rural customers like collection of electricity and telephone bills, booking of train tickets, etc. The RICT provides higher self-esteem for Gramin Dak Sevaks, says Kanchana.

Through the hand-held device, postal personnel are able to transact for core banking, insurance and mail operations at the customers’ door steps. Regional language support on the device and provision of solar panels for battery charging has made the device unique, she added.

Today Bank Strike –  The union is against imposition of SBI’s service conditions and career progression rules in associate banks.

indexAll India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has called for a one-day nation-wide strike on January 8 to protest against the “unfair” policies adopted by SBI with respect to its five associate banks.
The country’s largest lender has five subsidiaries — State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Patiala.
“The agitation is because of the continued unfair labour practises of the SBI management who are trying to force SBI service conditions on the associate banks,” AIBEA said in a statement.
The union is against imposition of SBI’s service conditions and career progression rules in associate banks.
They have also demanded de-linking the associate banks from SBI.
AIBEA had earlier planned for a similar strike in associate banks on December 1 and 2.
However, the strike was deferred subsequent to a conciliation meeting on November 23, 2015, wherein SBI management agreed to defer the implementation of the career progression scheme and hold bilateral discussions with the unions.
“The bilateral meeting that was subsequently held with the union was futile and the management continued with their adamant stand on the issues. Hence, we are going on with the strike,” it added.
However, the proposed one day strike on the 8th of January, will deprive the customers of any banking service consecutively  for three days, as the 8th January’s strike on Friday is followed by second Saturday of the month, then its Sunday.
Source: Economic Times

India to remain bright spot of global economy: World Bank

India will continue to be the bright spot of the global economy and is projected to grow at a robust 7.8 per cent in fiscal 2016-17, more than a percentage point higher than China’s, according to the World Bank.
In its latest Global Economic Prospect report — which is released every six months — the World Bank marginally reduced India’s growth rate — 0.2 per cent in 2015 and 0.1 per cent in both 2016 and 2017.
However, India continues to be the bright spot of the global economy as Chinese growth is projected to slow further.
India, the dominant economy in Asia, is projected to grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and 7.9 per cent in the next two years.
The World Bank estimates that China grew at an estimated 6.9 per cent in 2015 (0.3 per cent less than its June projection).
According to the report, China is estimated to grow at 6.7 per cent in 2016 and 6.5 per cent each in 2017 and 2018.
The growth rate projections are 0.3 per cent in 2016 and 0.4 per cent in 2017. Russia and Brazil are expected to remain in recession in 2016.
“In contrast to other major developing countries, growth in India remained robust, buoyed by strong investor sentiment and the positive effect on real incomes of the recent fall in oil prices,” the World Bank said.
India’s currency and stock markets were largely resilient over the past year, even during bouts of volatility in global financial markets, the report said.
Reserve Bank of India, it said, has rebuilt reserves while net FDI flows have remained positive.
Ongoing fiscal consolidation in India has reduced the Centre’s fiscal deficit to close to 4 per cent of GDP (on a 12-month rolling basis), down from a peak of 7.6 per cent in 2009.
In the report, South Asia is projected to be a bright spot in the outlook for emerging and developing economies, with growth speeding up to 7.3 per cent in 2016 from 7 per cent in the year just ended.
The region has smaller trade links with China than other regions, and is a net importer of oil and will benefit from lower global energy prices.
Pakistan (on a factor cost basis) is expected to accelerate to 4.5 per cent, the report said. 
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