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Verification of Transactions in CBS Post Offices 

I am directed to inform that it has been observed by Infosys Team from the back end that Supervisors of CBS Post Offices are not verifying transactions on regular basis which is resulting in pilling up of transactions for verification at the closing hours. This is also resulting in delay is starting and completion of End of Day operations.It is requested that instructions may be issued to all CBS Post Offices that every Supervisor to regularly verify transactions and should visit all Transaction Verification menus after every 30 minutes to see any pending transaction for verification.

This should be strictly followed.
Supervisors are also bound to verify all non financial modifications and it is observed that hundreds of such modifications are pending for verification. This is resulting in non picking up of such accounts by interest batches and customers are complaining that interest is not generated for his/her account.
This should also be ensured that Supervisors should verify all non financial modifications and account opening regularly.
It is also observed that some post offices start BO transaction posting very late resulting in delay in starting of EOD.
It is requested that transactions of BOs should be either completed by 4.30 PM or should be posted on the next day.With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

India Post releases Amazon India stamp

India Post is one of Amazon India’s prime carriers as the e-commerce marketplace uses the extensive postal network to reach its customers

The <span class='WebRupee'>Rs.</span>5 stamp was released to mark the third anniversary of Amazon India’s services in the country.

Mumbai: India Post on Friday released a Rs.5 stamp to mark the third anniversary of Amazon India’s services in the country. Called My Stamp, it shows a delivery boy with a carton labelled Amazon.
Amazon India, which launched its services in India in June 2013, serves customers in over 19,000 pin codes through a network of 155,000 post offices.
“The department of post has released ‘My Stamp’ for the first time to commemorate a milestone with an e-commerce marketplace. The launch reinforces the Amazon-India Post relationship. We would like to say that it is a step towards the fulfilment of the aspirations of the people in rural India,” said Usha Chandrashekar, chief postmaster general, Karnataka circle.
India Post is one of Amazon India’s prime carriers. The marketplace uses the extensive postal network to reach its customers.
“Over the last three years, we have relentlessly focused on providing customers with massive selection, fast and reliable delivery, and a trustworthy shopping experience. India Post has been a valuable partner to us and we look forward to our continued association as we endeavour to transform the way India buys and sells,” said Amit Agarwal, vice-president and country manager, Amazon India.

India Post payments bank to employ over 3 lakh staff

Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

New Delhi: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday asked the department of posts to hasten the process of setting up all 650 payments bank branches by September 2017.
“The minister (Prasad) today met Postal Services Board for India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) and asked them to expedite the process of setting up this entity by September 2017 as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There will be about 3.5 lakh employees who are being trained in phases,” an official familiar with the matter told PTI.
The cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to set up India Post Payments Bank with a corpus of Rs.800 crore and has plans to have 650 branches operational by September 2017.
It will be expanded further scaled up to cover the entire country by the end of fiscal 2019.
Earlier, the department of posts (DoP) had to set up 650 IPPB branches in three years. With advancement of target, DoP will set up 50 branches by March, 125 by April, 200 in May, 300 in June, 400 in July, 525 in August and 650 by September.
“The minister (Prasad) will hold review meetings every fortnight,” the official said.
Initially, most of the 3.5 lakh workforce will be posted on deputation who will be gradually replaced by fresh recruits. Prasad has asked the postal department to hire the managing director and chief executive of IPPB by August and set up a selection committee for hiring the chief financial officer by 15 June.
The minister has also advanced dates for giving handheld devices to 1.3 lakh grameen dak sevaks.
“He has asked the department of posts to start rolling out handheld devices from 15 June and finish the process by in next 3-4 months,” the official said.
The IPPB will be managed professionally and most of its A Grade employees will be hired from the market. The IPPB board will have representation from other government departments including the department of expenditure and department of economic services.
The government has approved a Rs.800 crore corpus for IPPB which will have Rs.400 crore equity and Rs.400 crore grant.
Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace
F. No. 11012/0S/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi -110001
Dated June 2, 2016


Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 – Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace- regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that a need for providing for an appeal to the complainant in allegation of sexual harassment in accordance with the Section 18(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace [Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal] Rules, 2013 has been examined. The draft instructions are attached. Before the instructions in the Draft O.M.are finalized, all stakeholders, Ministries / Departments are requested to offer their comments / views, if any, in this regard latest by 21st June, 2016 at the e-mail address mp.ramarao@nic.in.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)