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Post Office Interest Rate Table 2024.  Post Office Interest Rate Chart 2024 in PDF click here to Download.

Post Office Savings Scheme (POSB) Name

Post Office Interest Rates from 01.01.2024 to 31.03.2024

Post Office Interest Rate from 01.10.2023 to 31.12.2023

Savings Bank A/c



Recurring Deposit Account



Term Deposit 1year/2 years/3 years/5 years

6.9%, 7.0%,7.1% & 7.5%

6.9%, 7.0%,7.0% & 7.5%

Monthly Income Scheme



National Savings Certificate(NSC)



Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)

7.5% (115 Months)

7.5% (115 Months)

Public Provident Fund (PPF)



Senior Citizen Saving Scheme



Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana



Post Office Small Savings Schemes (POSB) Interest rates from 01st January 2024 to 31st March 2024 

Post Office Revised Interest Rates (POSB) from January 2024 in PDF click here toDownload



SG FNPO letter for cancellation of Notification for LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Group ‘B' for the vacancy years 2021, 2022 and 2023, held on 04.06.2023 and to declare Results


Reservation in promotion to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs) – Notional Promotion from 30.6.2016: DoPT OM dated 28.12.2203.

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AICPIN for November 2023: Expected DA from Jan 2024

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – November, 2023

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of November, 2023 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2023 increased by 0.7 points and stood at 139.1 (one hundred thirty nine point one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.51 per cent with respect to previous month whereas it remained stationary between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 0.65 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Jowar, Arhar Dal/Tur Dal, Urd Dal, Eggs-Hen, Gingelly oil, Coconut fresh with Pulp, Carrot, Drum-stick, French beans, Garlic, Lady’s Finger, Onion, Tomato, Sugar-White, Cumin seed/Jira, Cooked Meals, Zarda/kimam/Surti/Gutka, Leaf Tobacco, Tailoring Charges, Trouser Pants readymade, Leather Sandal/Chappal/Slippers, Electricity Charges (Domestic), Books-School/ITI, Tuition and other fees-College, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was largely checked by Fish Fresh, Poultry/Chicken, Soyabean oil, Sunflower Oil, Apple, Banana, Grapes, Orange, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Chillies Green, Ginger, Lemon, Peas, Medicine Allopathic, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.-

At centre level, Tirunelveli recorded a maximum increase of 4.1 points. Among others, 3 centres recorded increase between 3 to 3.9 points, 5 centres between 2 to 2.9 points, 19 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 36 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. On the contrary, Gurugram recorded a maximum decrease of 1.5 points followed by Ahmedabad and Kollam with 1.0 point each. Among others, 18 centres recorded decrease between 0.1 to 0.9 points. Rest of three centres’ index remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 4.98 per cent compared to 4.45 per cent for the previous month and 5.41 per cent during the corresponding month a year before. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 7.95 per cent against 6.27 per cent of the previous month and 4.30 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

Y-o-Y Inflation based on CPI-IW (Food and General)

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for October, 2023 and November, 2023

Sr. No.GroupsOctober, 2023 November, 2023
IFood & Beverages142.3143.9
IIPan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants157.0157.7
IIIClothing & Footwear140.1140.8
VFuel & Light161.7161.9
 General Index138.4139.1

CPI-IW: Groups Indices

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2023 will be released on Wednesday, 31st January, 2024. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.


Minutes of the Meeting under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (PP) to discuss the 13 agenda items of the 62 nd meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) - regarding click here.NC JCM 62nd meeting minutes in PDF.

New Delivery PO Performance KPI in BI reports in India Post- Click here New Delivery PO Performance KPI in BI reports in DOP 

Implementation of IT Project 2.0 - Redeployment of posts & relieving of selected resources to CEPT-  Click here Implementation of IT Project 2.0 - Redeployment of posts & relieving of selected resources to CEPT in PDF

Department of Posts (DOP) Human Resource (HR) Policy for Outsourcing of work/services | OSA/OPA/Franchise scheme- Click here toDownload DOP HR Policy for outsourcing of work in PDF

Calling for willingness to work in PLI Directorate on deputation/attachment basis.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme - 1980 - Table of benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2023 - 30.09.2023

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme - 1980 - Table of benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.10.2023 - 31.12.2023

Guidance on implementation of instructions issued in SB Order 18/2023

Renumeration rates payable to Department of Posts for the Savings Bank and Savings Certificates work for the F.Y 2023-24

Promotion and postings of Senior Time Scale (STS) ofEcers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A' to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of the Service and transfers/postings of regular JAG ofEcers of IPoS, Group 'A

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Applicability of GST on late fees / default fees / interest collected on late payment of PLI /RPLI premia - Dte Clarification dtd 28/12/2023

Memorandum to Hon'ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji | AIGDS& NUGDS.






Letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi Ji by Pocha Brahmananda Reddy Hon'ble Member Of Parliament

Implementation of IT Project 2.0 - Redeployment of posts & relieving of selected resources to CEPT.


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Post Office Act (Po Act 2023) received President assent on 24th December 2023. Indian Post Office Act (IPo Act) 2023 in PDF.

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SG FNPO letter to Secretary Posts about regulation of GDS strike related issues.







As per the directions of our Secretary General, FNPO Sri Sivaji Vasireddy sir today I along with Sri Ajay Kumar, Circle Secretary, N.U.P.E, Postman & MTS, Sri Mahesh Paswan, Circle Secretary, NUGDS, Bihar Circle and many leaders of Begusarai division met Sri Giriraj Singh Ji, honorable Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department and requested him for taking up the matter in connection with action taken against the GDS employees, in r/o the nation wide strike from 11-12-23 to 15-12-23. Honorable Minister responded positive in the matter and assured to take it at the highest level immediately. We are hopeful for the settlement of the issues and convey my sincere thanks to our Secretary General, who has taken this matter on top priority and working days and night to save the victimized colleagues of GDS cadre.
With regards
Prerit Kumar
Asst. General Secretary
NAPE, Group "C", CHQ


Regarding on-boarding of GDS substitutes for IPPB Services.


Assigning Staff Number for Civil Wing Officer/ Officials in the Department of Posts.

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Indefinite strike from 12/12/2023 by AIGSU & NUGDS


Relaxation in LTC Rules - regarding time limit for submission of the claim



Supply of thermal printer & paper roll to Branch Offices (BOs) under IT 2.0



Post strike Victimization- Case of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Assam & other Circles.

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Pensioners / Family Pensioners covered under National Pension System.


Non-functioning of Departmental Councils under the Scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM)

No.4/3/2019- JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 14th December, 2023


Subject: Non-functioning of Departmental Councils under the Scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM)

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued by this Department from time to time for making effective use of JCM Scheme by the Ministries/Departments to discuss the demands of the employees. Departmental Council set up under JCM Scheme is an appropriate forum for redressal of the grievances of the employees. However, it has come to out notice that the Meetings of the Departmental Councils in various Ministries / Departments except a few, are not being held regularly.

2. The Staff Side, National Council (JCM) has been raising this issue in the Meetings of the National Council (JCM) and Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM). As per JCM Scheme “the meetings of the Departmental Council shall be held as often as necessary, and not less than once in four months’. However, the Staff Side has pointed out that in some of the Ministries I Departments the meetings of the Departmental Councils have not been held regularly.

3. In view of the above, it is requested that the Joint Consultative Machinery needs to be galvanized and for this purpose Departmental Council may be constituted in those Ministries/Departments where they have not been constituted and where they already exist and the meeting of the Departmental Council may be held more frequently to resolve Staff Side grievances.

(Parveen Jargar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Joint Secretaries (Admn.) of the all Ministries/Departments

Copy to:
1. Shri Sunil Kumar Mandi, US(R&R,DC), DOPT, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
2. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001 

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Modification of 7th CPC Conveyance Allowance Rates – FINMIN Order

No. 19039/3/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 13th December, 2023


Subject:- Rate of conveyance allowance – Modification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt.’s O.M. of even No. dated 19/07/2017 regarding Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance and to say that the rate of “fixed Conveyance Allowance” for Journey by own Motor Car in Column 2 at Row 3 for distance range “451-600 km” is modified and the figure may be

Read as Rs.3105

Instead of Rs.2980

2. The other content of the O.M. will remain same.

( A.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India (as per standard distribution list).
C&AG and UPSC etc. (as per standard endorsement list).




Temporary deferment of GDS strike - AIGDSU/NUGDS Unions. 



Message from Shri. Alok Sharma, former Director General Postal Services.


My dear colleague 

My labours as the Director General of this great organisation have come to an end. Together we traveled on a journey towards a shared vision, a journey which was exciting as well as rewarding with learnings all the way.  I was fortunate to receive unstinting support and boundless affection of each one of you in the Department, whether departmental or GDS, which I can never forget. It was overwhelming as well as enriching for me. My heartfelt gratitude to you. 

In each one of you I found an eminently sincere and committed person working in the interest of the Department. I would not  have been able to cover many an uncharted lands without you beside me. 

We belong to the fraternity of an organisation which has a hoary legacy of public service of a very high order of more than 150 years. By our actions we need to demonstrate that we are a worthy heir to this noble legacy. 

On the course of this journey I lost my heart to this organisation…. it would take a lifetime to recover it. You will now have to carry the baton forward. I wish you all a very rewarding and cheerful future.  

Wish you and your family the best in life. 


Alok sharma
Ex Director General Postal Services
December 15, 2023



Shri Alok Sharma Director General Postal Services (DGPS) has retired voluntarily from Government service with effect from 14.12.2023.Download DGPS Voluntary Retirement Order in PDF

GDS Compassionate Engagement Online Portal Launched by DGPS on 11th December 2023.

Shri Alok Sharma, Director General Postal Services, launched an online portal for GDS Compassionate Appointment on 11th December 2023 in the presence of all circle heads. This initiative will benefit dependents of GDS who died during service. The online portal will bring transparency, accountability and acceleration to GDS compassionate appointment. Applications for appointment on compassionate basis will be processed through this portal without human intervention. Tracking of application will also be available to dependent family member seeking appointment.

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Provision to capture complete details sof shipment at the time of booking of bulk customers/ corporate customers

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UNI stands in solidarity with Italian affiliates in fight against further privatization of Poste Italiane.

UNI stands in solidarity with Italian affiliates in fight against further privatization of Poste Italiane


UNI’s Post & Logistics sectoris rallying its affiliates to stand in solidarity and support for SLP CISL and SLC CGIL in their fight to halt further privatization of Poste Italiane.  

The Italian Government’s recent initiation of the approval process for the Finance Act for 2024 has sparked concerns as it includes a substantial privatization package, particularly impacting Poste Italiane. As part of the proposed Finance Act for 2024, the Italian Government plans to proceed with the sale of an additional 30% of shares in Poste Italiane, marking a significant move towards full privatization of this vital public service.  

The move has prompted joint opposition from SLP CISL and SLC CGIL, who are committed to taking actions to prevent the further privatization of Poste Italiane. 

The international labour movement is in full support of their fight to defend the rights of over 100,000 postal workers who would be directly impacted by the privatization. 

This fight is not only about protecting Poste Italiane, but the ongoing battle worldwide to protect from privatization. United, UNI affiliates can make a difference in the crucial battle for the future of Poste Italiane and post as a public service. 

Express your solidarity 

UNI Post & Logistics invites its affiliates to join the fight against further privatization by expressing solidarity and support. Together, we can send the message loud and clear that we must safeguard the vital role of Poste Italiane and protect the rights of postal workers. 

We encourage all UNI affiliates to reach out via email to Mario Petitto at internazionale@slp-cisl.it and Martina Tomassini at martina.tomassini@slc.cgil.it.  



Whether the Government proposes to restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS) ? LOK SABHA Q&A

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure






Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) the number of pensioners in the country, State-wise;

(b) whether the Government proposes to restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS), if so, the details thereof and the reasons for delay in the implementation of OPS;

(c) the number of States that have restarted the OPS for their employees;

(d) whether many States have demanded return of contribution of National Pension Scheme (NPS) to restart OPS;

(e) the details of amount deposited along with interest thereon demanded by the Government of Chhattisgarh along with the action taken by the Government thereon; and (f) the decision taken/being taken by the Government to return the fund of NPS to States that have restarted OPS?




(a) As per the data compiled and furnished by Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare on the basis of database maintained by Central Pension Accounting Office, Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ministry of Railways, Department of Telecommunication and Department of Posts, the total number of Central Government pensioners as on 31.03.2023 is as follows:-



Undue pressure on staff and GDS for meeting Post office targets

AIGDU & NUGDS Press Release with Charter demands


Indefinite strike of GDS w.e.f 12/12/2023 








SOP for operation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in Department of Posts


Additional Charge in Higher Administrative Grade (HAG)

Assigning Additional Charge in the Senior Administrative Grade of Indian Postal Service in Postal Directorate

Transfer/Posting in PS Group B Cadre

Provision of Inspection vehicles for Senior Superintendents RMS/Superintendents RMS/Chief Postmasters.

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Clarifications regarding grant of Spl. CL to attend All India Conference/Executive Committee meetings, Union seminars and meetings with senior officers as and when called for. by the office bearers of the recognised service Associations. Download PDF 

No. T-17/2/2021-SR-DOP 

Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts (SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg 
New Delhi-110001
Dated: November, 2023
All the Head of Circles.
Subject: Clarifications regarding grant of Spl. CL to attend All India Conference/Executive Committee meetings, Union seminars and meetings with senior officers as and when called for. by the office bearers of the recognised service Associations.
Madam / Sir,
Various references are being received from the Postal Circles seeking clarification on grant of Special CL to attend All India Conference / Executive Committee meetings etc.

2. In this regard, it is to intimate that the matter has already been examined by the Directorate and necessary clarifications were issued vide Directorate's communications dated 25.06.2004, 21.06.2017, 09.12.2021, 09.09.2022 (copy enclosed).

3.Therefore, Postal Circles are once again requested to take appropriate action in accordance with the instructions issued by the Directorate from time to time. If any, specific clarification is required, the same may be brought to the Directorate clearly.

4.This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl: As above

Yours faithfully,
Signed by Nahar Singh Meena
Date: 04-12-2023 16:55:16
ReasohahaSingh Meena)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Copy to:
All recognized Federations/Service Associations for information please.


Division conference of DN Division Dehradun.

Division conference of RMS DN Division Dehradun held on 4/5-12-2023 at Dehradun grand manners.I have participated conference. SG FNPO and l.D. koshik secretary hq p-3 and sh Manoj Kumar cashier chq p-3 addressed the conference.sh Vikram Singh.sh parsant ratudi.sh Meherban Singh elected president. Division secretary.and treasurer respectively. And SG my self met to CPMG and DPS .


General Secretary.

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