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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Agenda for four monthly meeting with CPMG Karnataka Circle Bangalore...

All India Association of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent Posts, Karnataka Circle

Naveen. Chander
Supdt of Post Offices 
Udupi Division
Manjunatha. Hubballi
[Circle Secretary]
Assistant Supdt Posts Haver Sub Division, Haveri-581110
Joseph. Rodrigues
[Circle Treasurer]
Assistant Supdt Posts (HQ) o/o SSPO’s Mangalore Division Mangalore

No:IP/ASP/1-19/2015                           @ Haveri                                    the                     17.08.2015

The Chief Postmaster General
Karnataka Circle

Subject:  Agenda for four monthly meeting with CPMG Karnataka Circle Bangalore-reg
Respected sir

                     The following points may please be considered for meeting.
Old points,
1.       Considering the requests of ASPs re allotment from region to region.
2.       Filling up of the vacant posts of IP/ASP/PSS Gr “B” posts.
3.       Grant of PLI/RPLI Incentive/honorarium to field staff.
New points
1.       Issue of Karnataka Circle IP/ASPs seniority/gradation list.
2.       Supply of laptops to IP/ASPs working in DO/RO/CO.
3.  Provision for creating ID/Passwords for administrative officer in finnacle/Mccamish for inspection/investigation. Role of administrative officers not defined in the software. It is requested to define role of administrative officers and make provision to take list of accounts standing in BO/SO wise in the software.

The following officers will be attending the meeting. please make relief arrangement for them to attend well in advance.
1.       Sri Manjunatha G Hubballi CS & ASP Haveri Sub Division Haveri-581110
2.       Sri Naveen Chander President & SPOs Udupi Division Udupi.
3.       Sri Joseph Rodrigues Treasurer & ASP (HQ) Mangalore Division
4.       Sri Manjunath Vibhu ASP Sub Dn 3 Bangalore East Division(local)
5.       Smt Sucheta Hegde ASP HQ Bangalore East (local)
6.       Sri Vasudev Chatra ASP HQ “Sorting” Dn Bangalore.(local)

Thanking you sir,
                                                                                                          Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                        (Manjunatha G Hubballi)
                                                                                                     Circle Secretary AIA IPASP                                                                                                                           Karnataka Circle
Note: CO has agreed for only two delegates to attend the meeting on 7-10-2015. 
Sri Manjunatha G Hubballi CS & Smt Sucheta Hegde OS are attending the meeting...any matters please feel free to call or send SMS or whatsapp message (through IPASP KARNATAKA group) to delegates.

Four monthly meeting with CPMG Karnataka Circle Bangalore to be held on 7-10-2015

Request for initiating vigilance enquiry into the death case of Smt. Mohini Gupta, ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan).


The Sr. DDG (Vig.)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001. 
Subject:  Request for initiating vigilance enquiry into the death case of Smt. Mohini Gupta, ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan).

Ref.      :    Directorate No. Vig./2-1/2014/Ch-II dated 28/3/2014

Respected Sir, 

IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to its letter of even number dated 18/3/2014 vide which it was requested to constitute a committee at Directorate level to carry out vigilance enquiry on the points raised by the deceased officer in her last representation dated 19/1/2014 to find the actual truth in the matter. You will appreciate that this Association has issued serious of reminders dated 25/4/2014, 27/9/2014, 19/11/2014 to Directorate to speed the enquiry in this death case otherwise offenders will devastate the genuine records and nothing will come out, but till date neither enquiry is completed nor culprits identified and punished.  

It is further bring to your kind notice that IP/ASP Association has lost their loyal, trustworthy and hard worker officer of IP cadre from Rajasthan circle and department has not taken her death case seriously.  

It is therefore once again requested to cause to complete the vigilance enquiry immediately.   
    Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

BSNL cuts down broadband rental discounts to Central Government employees by 50%

The Government-run BSNL is currently the market leader in broadband internet services. At the time of launching the service, in order to attract customers, BSNL had offered massive discounts and special schemes. One such scheme was the 20% discount on the monthly bills for employees of the state and CG agencies, and Public Sector Undertakings, officers, and retired employees of these departments.
Subscription for BSNL broadband services soared. Such discounts soon made BSNL the market leader in cable-based internet services, despite the presence of some big private players. Meanwhile, two years ago, BSNL reduced the discounts from 20 percent to ten percent. Although the cash crunch in BSNL was blamed for the move, some accused that the decision was made under pressure from private companies to decrease BSNL’s popularity.
Now, BSNL has reduced the discounts to 5%. In other words, there will be only five percent discount in the monthly rent. The revised discount comes into effect from Thursday, October 01, 2015 onwards. The monthly rental fee was hiked by Rs.50 for the free phone call services between 9 PM to 7 AM.
This is not all. The internet fee has increased multifold in the past five years. The five percent discount for state and Central Government employees, especially pensioners, will be a disappointment. The taxes are far bigger than the discounts. In addition to the charges, 14 percent taxes, including service tax and educational tax, are being levied.

Special Cover on Diamond Jubilee of Integral Coach Factory – 2nd October 2015

As part of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations a Special Cover was released on Integral Coach Factory at the Valedictory function of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of ICF held at the Dr. Ambedkar Arangam, ICF on 2nd October 2015. Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways and Shri Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Postal Circle released the special cover.
Special Cover on Diamond Jubilee of Integral Coach Factory
Special Cover on Diamond Jubilee of Integral Coach Factory

Nation-wide Letter Writing Competition 2015 by India Post.

 Some of the salient features of the competition are: 

* The Competition will be held in two categories: Junior (up to Class V); Senior (Class VI to X).
* The letter is to be addressed to the ‘Grandparents’.
* Children may choose to write on any one of the following themes:

1. How did I spend my vacation 2. One day in my school 3. My favourite book 
* The letter can be written on Inland Letter Card (ILC) or A4 paper.
* The Department will provide stationery/ILC/envelopes/stamps for posting the letters to their grandparents.
* Children should bring the complete postal address with PIN Code, of their grandparents.                           
* Top three letters of each Division should be given suitable prizes and the same would be sent to Circle Office for State Level evaluation and then to New Delhi for All India Level evaluation.                           
* Children would be introduced to Philately and information about opening and maintaining Philately Deposit Accounts (PDA), with the purpose of encouraging them to develop interest in Philately and open PDA.

India Post would like to encourage the students to participate in large numbers and win exciting prizes…!
Nation-wide Letter Writing Competition 2015 by India Post
See Press Release of Chennai City Region.

Govt to soon make PAN must for cash spending beyond a limit : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
To check generation of domestic black money, the government will soon make it mandatory to furnish PAN card details for cash transactions beyond a certain threshold, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.

“The government is at an advanced stage in considering the requirement of furnishing PAN card details if cash transactions beyond a certain limit are undertaken,” Mr. Jaitley said in a Facebook post.

He said the monitoring regime of the income tax department has been strengthened and its capacity to access information and apply technology driven analytical tools to expose evasion, has been enhanced.
“Its ability to detect large cash withdrawals, or large cash transactions which enter the system, is being strengthened. GST regime once introduced will also be a landmark step in this direction. Thus for commodities like gold where the initial purchase by the exporter is after the payment of custom duty, the subsequent transactions which are mostly in cash, can easily be found out,” Mr. Jaitley said.

In 2015-16 Budget, the Finance Minister had proposed making quoting of Permanent Account Number (PAN) mandatory for all sale and purchase of over Rs. 1 lakh.

“Quoting of PAN is being made mandatory for any purchase or sale exceeding the value of Rs. 1 lakh. The third party reporting entities would be required to furnish information about foreign currency sales and cross border transactions,” Mr. Jaitley had said.

Thereafter, the government had received representations from various persons, including MPs, MLAs, trade and industry associations among others, against the proposed mandatory quoting of PAN for sale or purchase in excess of Rs. 1 lakh.

Stressing that bulk of black money is still within India, Mr. Jaitley said there was a need to change the national attitude so that plastic currency becomes the norm and cash an exception and the government is working with various authorities to incentivise this change.