Monday, December 13, 2010


No. 33/5/2009-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner's Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,

Khan Market, New Delhi-II 0003
Dated the 10th December, 2010


Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - payment of disability pension/family pension - relaxation of qualifying service-

The undersigned is directed to say that the scales of disability pension admissible
under CCS (EOP) Rules were laid down in para 3 of Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare's O.M. No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated 3.2.2000. The said O.M. dated 3.2.2000was modified vide Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18-11-2008.

2. The service element of the disability pension under Categories 'B' and 'C' of this
Departments' O.M. No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated 3.2.2000 is regulated by the CCS
(Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (EOP) Rules, according to which only service gratuity is admissible to Government servants with less than 10 years qualifying service and pension is admissible for qualifying service of 10 years or more. The matter has been reviewed by the Government considering the hardships being faced by the disabled Govt. servants who have less than 10 years qualifying service at the time of discharge and it has been decided that the disability pension of Govt. servants who are discharged from Govt. service will be regulated as under:

Disability Pension - for cases covered under categories 'B' and 'C'

le (1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension(@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10months, whichever is more beneficial to the Government servant) and gratuity admissible under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, plus disability element equal to 30% of basic pay, for 100% disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible. The condition of minimum of qualifying service of 5years for payment of gratuity would continue to be admissible/applicalbein accordance with Rule 50 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(2) For disability less than 100%, disability element of disability pension shall be reduced proportionately. In cases of disability pension where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the disability pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the reckonable emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 7000/- per month.

Disability pension - For cases covered under Category 'D'

(I) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension(@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10months, whichever is more beneficial to the Govt. servant) and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension subject to the condition that the aggregate of the service and disability element shall not be less than 80% of the pay last drawn, for 100%disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service element. No service gratuity would be admissible.

(2)For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present subject to the broad banding of percentage of disability as in OM dated 3/2/2000.

Disability pension - For cases covered under Category 'E'

(1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension(@50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10months, whichever is more beneficial to the Govt. servant) and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal to pay last drawn. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service for earning service elements. No service gratuity would be admissible.

The condition that the aggregate of the service and disability elements shall not exceed the pay last drawn for 100% disability - stands withdrawn w.e.f.1.7.2009.

(2) For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present subject to the broad banding of percentage of disability as in OM dated 3.2.2000.

3. Other terms and conditions in the CCS (EOP) Rules and Liberalized Pensionary
Awards Scheme which are not specifically modified by these orders shall continue to
remain operative.

4. These orders will be effective from 01.01.2006.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure vide their U.O. NO.515/EV/201 0 dated 26.10.2010.

6. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these
orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Tripti P Ghosh)
T .No.24624802

OUR CHQ Seeks Further Clarification on MACP & its Speedy implementation

Ref: P/4-1/MACP Dated – 07.12.2010


Sri. P. K. Gopinath
Member (P)
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Delay and irregularities in implementations of Modified Assured career progression scheme clarification regarding.
Ref: - Yr. letter no. 4-7 (MACPs)/2009-PCC dt. 18.10.2010.
While thanking the kind gesture in clarifying all the vital issues on MACP, we wish to bring the following to your kind notice for further clarifications.
(i) Under clarification no. 4 in the orders cited above in the reference, it was clarified that such cases where due date of financial upgradation proceeds the refusal for regular promotion, financial upgradation under MACPs shall be allowed.
So far our demand in this point is concerned that since the orders on MACP was issued on 18.09.2009 stipulating the said conditions, the officials who declined regular promotions in between 1.9.2008 to 18.9.2009 prior to the issue of orders should be considered and their earlier declination to regular promotions should not be a bar for MACP or postponing their financial upgradations. During discussions it was agreed earlier to consider.
(ii) While clarifying item no 5, it is mentioned interalia:
“Similarly the officials who were facing disciplinary action as on the date of their upgradation can only be not considered.’
It requires to be linked with the latest DOPT & Trg OM No. 22012/1/99 – Estt (D) in which it is clarified under para 3 as follows:
“No promotion can be withheld merely on the basis of suspicion or doubt or where the matter is under preliminary investigation and has not reached the stage of issue of charge sheet etc.”
If this provision is added in the MACP clarifications, many officials will get their due promotions since in many cases, the MACP has not been granted merely on the ground of prima facie cases, or preliminary enquiry etc. The copy of the DOPT OM is enclosed for ready reference.
(iii)The Screening Committees for scrutinizing the confidential reports for the preceding five years in case of officials who have not been granted MACP earlier due to application of bench mark as directed vide Directorate letter No. 4-7(MACPs)/2009-PCC dt. 1.9.2010 have not been constituted so far in many circles even though the maximum period was prescribed one month. In most of the circles, due to non formation of screening Committee and lack of directions to the divisional heads to review/reconsider the left out cases compulsorily, nothing is moving and deprived officials could not get the fruit of the prudent Postal Board’s decision on this major issue.
It is requested to kindly consider the above and cause appropriate clarifications and orders at the earliest.
With profound regards,
DA: as above
Yours sincerely,

(K. V. Sridharan)
General Secretary

OUR CHQ Seeks improvement in Postmaster's cadre

Ref: - P/4-1/Postmaster’s Cadre Dated – 09.12.2010
Ms. Radhika Doraisamy
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Creation of Post master’s cadre – problem there on in the initial constitution – request consideration.
At the outset, we wish to place on record that we are not against to the introduction of Postmaster’s cadre but seek certain modifications in the interest of staff and service. The following are the few which require your immediate kind attention.
1. At present more than 60% of LSG posts 70% of HSG II posts & HSG I posts in all circles remain unfilled up. As such seeking options from the existing LSG for Post master’s cadre will end with futile results. To off shoot the problems, the following is suggested.
(i) Please cause instructions to fill up all vacant LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I posts either permanently or on adhoc basis and thereafter willingness may be called for among the LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I officials.
(ii) In case if the same is not possible due to recruitment rules, minimum service etc, the officials in MACP I, II & III may be considered in the initial constitution of the Postmaster cadre.
(iii) It may be ensured that at the initial constitution of Postmaster’s cadre, 100% of posts should be filled up among the existing willing officials either on seniority in LSG or MACP or length of PA service. Thereafter, the element of examination may be introduced.
2. All the LSG officials working in Accounts line may be permitted to opt for Postmaster’s cadre since they are entitled to work as Postmaster in HSG-II & HSG-I as per the existing recruitment rules.
3. In the initial constitution of various grades of Postmaster while obtaining option from the existing officials, the requisite minimum service should not be insisted since in many cases the promotions to HSG-II & HSG-I were not accorded in time properly. To cite an example, the adhoc HSG-I is continuing over three years by granting extension once in six months.
4. Similarly, 25% earmarked for HSG-I in Postmaster Group B shall be filled up with the existing HSG I officials without insisting the minimum required service in the initial constitution of the cadre.
5. It is further requested to cause instructions that the opted officials shall be given preference in posting in the same division in case of identified posts are available in the division to avert maximum dislocation in the initial constitution.
Apart from the above, the following improvements may please be considered
(i) Since the Postmaster Grade-I is supervisory post, it should be elevated to Pay Band II with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- Similar elevation is required in higher cadre also.
(ii) Since a separate cadre is carved out, 100% of the Senior Postmasters, and Chief Postmasters posts shall also be filled up only among officials in the Postmaster’s cadre only. There is no need for any reservation to other categories other than the Postmaster cadre.
It is requested to arrange a meeting at the earliest with Staff Side to discuss all the points stated above in order to ensure smooth implementation of the scheme, minimize dislocation of staff and more volunteers to the newly carved cadre etc. Unless the above issues are sorted out at the initial constitution, it will have a perennial loss to the employees which will result in resentment only.
It is requested to consider the above and cause appropriate orders at the earliest.
With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
(K. V. Sridharan)
General Secretary

Syllabus for Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of Post Master Grade-I in Post Offices

The examination for Postmaster Grade – I will consist of two papers of 100 questions; 90 minutes duration each. The questions will be on the pattern of objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ).
2. Syllabus for these two questions papers is given as under:
(i) Customer Service & Grievances
a) Post Office Guide – Part I
b) Compendium of Processing and Disposal of Public complaints
c) Knowledge about DOPG, DOARPG and RTI cases
d) Consumer Forum/Post Forum/Citizen Charter
e) Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules,
f) Conduct Rules
g) General Financial Rules
(ii) Postal Operations
a) Postal Manual Volume V
b) Postal Manual Volume VI (Part I, II & III)
c) FHB Volume II
d) POSB Manuals (Volume I, II and III) OR compilation of POSB Manual Volume I & II written by Kawaljit Singh, AD (FS) Department of Posts
e) Project Arrow-Blue Book
a) a)Knowledge of products and services of Departments of Posts
b) b) Marketing: Principles of marketing assessment of related products and services
c) c) PLI/RPLI, Post Office Insurance Fund Rule, outline knowledge about Insurance Schemes, Mutual Fund and other financial products and services in the market.
d) d) General Awareness and current affairs including general mental ability test covering logical reasoning (verbal and non verbal), numerical analysis (arithmetic) and basic mathematical equations and statistical tools like mean, median, mode, graphical representation of data, comprehension and basic language skills.
e) e) General principles of technology;
f) f) Basic technology requirement – computer, server, laptopg) g) Connectivity of computers

The number of posts lying vacant in the Postal Department

The number of posts lying vacant in the Postal Department category-wise and scale-wise is as under:

Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘A’ lying vacant 103

Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘B’ lying vacant 2404

Number of posts in the pay scales of Group ‘C’ lying vacant 46506

The vacancies are either meant to be filled up by promotion or by direct recruitment according to the provisions in the Recruitment Rules. The Departmental Promotion Committees are meeting periodically to fill up the posts by promotion. Also the Departmental Examination is held regularly to fill up promotional posts wherever the Departmental examinations are prescribed. The vacancies meant to be filled up by direct recruitment are also being filled up in accordance with the policies of the Government.

The shortage of manpower due to promotions, retirement, death or leave is managed by adhoc arrangements, redistribution and combination of duties and by engagement of Short Duty Staff in the Post Offices and paid substitutes for delivery of postal articles. These steps ensure that postal services are not adversely affected.

This information was given by Shri Sachin Pilot,the Minister of Stare for Communication and Information Technology in written reply to a question today in Rajya Sabha .


The Department has released the recruitment rules for creation of Postmaster cadre. The whole order is reproduced below for the consumption of all members/viewers.

Opinion/Suggestion if any on this issue, please forward the same to P3 CHQ and also to Federation for further discussion with the Department.



Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg New Delhi – 110001

Dated, 22nd November, 2010

All Chief Post Masters General

Sub: - Introduction of Postmaster Cadre in Postal Wing.


I am directed to say that Department of Posts operates mainly through its about 25500 Departmental Post Offices. The services it offers have grown in the traditional areas of sale of stamps, booking of Money orders and Registered letters as also in Savings Bank functions, especially where Post Offices disburse NREGA wages to beneficiaries. In many post offices these activities are carried out electronically, new services like e-payment, e-post etc is also offered. Further the Department has also entered into agreements with private players like Western Union for money transfers. In the area of mail, both express, parcel and traditional, the Department of Posts faces tremendous competition. It has to offer excellent services by way of continuous upgrades in quality and in the add on value of its mail products, like IOD, national billing, same day delivery of corporate mail etc.

2. In spite of the long existence of the Post Offices and challenges being faced by the Department from private players in the field there had never been an exclusive cadre for Postmasters. The Postal Assistants, LSG/HSG-II, I etc. are posted to man the posts of Postmasters. This system served the Department quite well till some time back. But now in order to improve/upgrade the functioning of the Post Offices, meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and to increase productivity it has absolutely become essential to ensure that key Post Offices are headed by professional managers. Thus, in order to ensure that professionally qualified, trained and meritorious officials head they key Post Offices, it has been decided to introduce a separate cadre of Postmasters comprising the following grades by carving out the posts from existing General Line posts as ordered vide this Directorates letter No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dt. 03.02.2010.

Senior Postmaster 116 Posts

(Rs. 9300-34800 + Rs.4800 Grade Pay)

Postmaster Gr – III 495 Posts

(Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4600 Gr. Pay)

Postmaster Gr-II 511 Posts

(Rs. 9300-34800 + Rs.4200 Gr. Pay)

Postmaster Gr-I 2097 Posts

(Rs. 5200-20200 + Rs.2800 Gr. Pay)

3. The Recruitment Rules of the above stated grades have since been framed and notified. A copy of the Recruitment Rules called the Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster (Group B Gazetted), Postmaster (Grade ‘ III and II’ – Group B non – Gazetted) and Postmaster (Grade I-Group C non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules, 2010, dated 9th September, 2010 is forwarded herewith.

4. The number of posts in the various grades of the Postmaster carved out of the existing General Line Posts in various Postal Circles is being issued separately.

5. Thus it may be noted that:

I. A separate cadre of Postmasters has been created at the level of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I and PS Group ‘B’ by carving out the cadre from the existing General Line Cadre Posts in Postal Wing and PS Group ‘B’ and designated as Postmaster Gr –I, Postmaster Gr.II , Postmaster Gr.III and Senior Postmaster.

II. Initial constitution of the various Grades of Postmasters shall be done by inviting options/applications from the existing incumbents of LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I in Post offices and PS Group, ‘B’.

III. In subsequent years all the vacancies in Postmaster Gr.I shall be filled up through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, From amongst PAs with 5 years regular service in the grade.

IV. All the vacancies in Postmaster Gr. II Posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Postmaster Gr. I with 6 years regular service in the grade (including regular service in LSG, if any).

V. All the vacancies in Postmaster Gr. III posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Postmaster Gr. II with 5 years regular service the grade (including regular service in HSG II, If any).

VI. 25% of vacancies in the grade of Sr. Postmaster will be filled up by promotion of Postmaster Gr. III with 2 years of regular service in the grade (including regular service in HSG, I if any) and 75% by Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with 6 years of regular service in the grade on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE).

VII. The officials in PS Gr ‘B’ and Senior Postmaster (Gazetted) would be eligible for induction in IPOs, Gr ‘A’ on the basis of a consolidated eligibility list.

6. To begin with the Postal Circles, as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules, may call for the options/applications with their bio-data from the willing officials holding the posts in the equivalent grades for appointment as Postmaster grade I, II and III respectively. While inviting for the applications it may be categorically stated that:

I. Once and official submits his application he will not be allowed to withdraw the same.

II. Officials who are still left with at least two years of service to retire may only apply in order to avoid their dislocation at the fag end of their service.

III. In the event of their appointment as Postmaster their further career progression will be in the hierarchy in the Postmaster cadre only as per the provisions in the relevant Recruitment Rules and not in the General Line.

7. The applications so received may be scrutinized to find out the eligibility of the applicants. Thereafter the applications of the eligible applicants may be placed before the Screening Committee mentioned under Col. 11 of the respective grades for assessing their suitability based on their ACRs and vigilance clearance provided they attain the minimum bench mark of ‘Good’ Those who are found suitable they may be arranged in the order of seniority for appointment in respective grade of postmaster as they enjoyed in the General Line.

8. If after filling up the posts as per procedure mentioned in above paragraph certain number of posts still remain unfilled the same shall be filled up by promotion as per the provision contained in col. 12 of the respective Recruitment Rules. It may please be noted that in that event the unfilled posts in Postmaster Gr. I will have to be filled up on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. The pattern and scheme for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination to fill up the vacancies in the grade of Postmaster Gr.I would follow shortly.

9. All the Postal circles are requested to follow the time-line mentioned below to fill up the posts of Postmaster:

(i) Date of Issue of Circular calling for the options/applications for appointment as Postmaster Grade I, II and III. - 14.12.2010

(ii) Last date for receipt of options/applications along with bio-data - 15.01.2011

(iii) Completion of scrutiny of applications and obtaining Vigilance Clearance and ACR dossiers. - 31.01.2011

(iv) Submission to Screening Committee. - 10.02.2011

(vi) Submission of the minutes to the appointing authority for approval - 01.03.2011

(vii) Issue of appointment orders - 16.03.2011

10. Thereafter the Postmasters so appointed may be deputed for training immediately in consultation with the Training Division of the Directorate.

11. The receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.

Yours faithfully,


(V. C. Kajla)

Director (SPN)

Fixed Monitory Charges REVISED W.E.F 24.11.2010

File No. 10-7/2001-P.E.II

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001

Dated the 24-11-2010

Chief Postmaster General
Postmaster General
General Managers (Finance)
Director of Accounts Postal

Subject: - Revision of Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) to delivery staff and remuneration to other staff


I am directed to refer to Directorates letter of even number dated 4-9-2002 and 28.1.2003 on the above subject.

2. The Department has received a number of references from the staff Associations requesting for upward revision of fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) admissible to Postmen staff. A Committee of Senior Officers was constituted for looking into the issue and the report of the Committee has been examined carefully in consultation with integrated Finance wing and the Competent Authority has ordered enhancement of the Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) admissible to Postmen staff. The details are as under:

(a) When One Postman performs duty of an absentee Postman by combination of duties
Rs.29 per day to Rs.50 per day

(b) When two Postmen perform duty of an absentee Postman by sharing the beat
Rs.14 per day to Rs.24 per day

3. The competent Authority has also ordered fixation/revision of Holiday Monetary Compensation payable to Postmen Staff and other Departmental staff brought on duty on 2nd consecutive Holiday if three consecutive holidays occur as shown under:

1.Supervisor ; Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours

2. Postal Assistant ;Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours

3. Postmen/Sorting Postmen ;Rs.85 per holiday

4. Multi tasking staff ;Rs.60 per holiday for 4 hours

4. All other conditions for payment of Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) issued vide OM No.10-23/87-PE.I dt. 21.12.93 and delivery of unregistered letters on holidays issued under 9-25/92-CI dt. 10.9.92 will remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on account of revision has to be met from the allocated funds of the units under the prescribed Head of account.

6. These orders will take effect from the date of issue.

7. This issues in concurrence with the Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary number 286/FA/10/CS dated 24.11.2010.

(K. Rameswara Rao)
Asst. Director General (Estt)

Performance Related Bonus - Incentive system for Govt employees may be introduced next year

An incentive structure akin to one prevalent in private sector could soon be in place for government servants as well, building on the extensive performance review that is already underway for them, a top government official said.
“An incentive system is being worked upon as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission. It could be implemented by next year,” Prajapati Trivedi Secretary Performance management, said at the annual economic editors’ conference.
The incentives would be given out from the cost savings achieved by a bureaucrat in his role and will, therefore, not place an additional financial burden on the Government, he explained. Besides, the extensive job performance parameters, these incentives would also depend on cost saving on account of reduction in the use of office stationary and savings in electricity consumption. Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar has already written a letter to all secretaries to the Government of India on their performance targets.
A mid-year review of the performance of Government departments and officials is currently underway, that will give them fair idea of how each fare with respect to their agreed goals.
The Government had put in place a performance monitoring and evaluation system following an announcement in this regard by the President in her address to both the houses of Parliament on June 4, 2009. The first evaluation was carried out last year which was limited to only three months of the fiscal.
The current year’s evaluation would be the first comprehensive exercise, which will be illustrated in a report card. This report card will be finalized by May 1 each year.
The new policy is designed on what is already in place in many countries. New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA carry out extensive performance reviews of their government departments.
The results framework document of each ministry or department will be put on its website to ensure stakeholder participation and transparency of the exercises. The
concept is based on a paper prepared by the IIM, Ahmedabad.
SOURCE: Economic times.

ಕಾಂ. ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪ ಇನ್ನಿಲ್ಲ

ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮ್ಯಾನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಡಿ ಸಂಘದ ವಿಭಾಗೀಯ ಅದ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಕಾಂ. ಜಿ.ಬಿ ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪನವರು ದಿನಾಂಕ ೦೭.೧೨.೨೦೧೦ ರಂದು ದೈವಾದೀನರಾದರು. ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿದ ದಿನದಿಂದಲೂ ಸಂಘದ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಕ್ರಿಯರಾಗಿದ್ದು ಎಲ್ಲ ಹೋರಾಟಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಮುಂದಿರುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಹಾಗೂ ಅನ್ಯಾಯದ ವಿರುದ್ದ ಯಾವತ್ತೂ ಸಿಡಿದೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಇಂತಹಾ ಧೀಮಂತ ನಾಯಕನ ನಿದನದಿಂದ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ವಿಭಾಗೀಯ ಸಂಘವು ಅನಾಥವಾಗಿದೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಿಭಾಗೀಯ ಸಂಘಕ್ಕೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟವುಂಟಾಗಿದೆ. ಸುಮಾರು ೫೬ ಬಾರಿ ಸ್ಯಯಂ ಪ್ರೇರಿತ ರಕ್ತದಾನವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದ ಇವರು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ತಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು. ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಅಸ್ವಸ್ತರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪನವರು ಪತ್ನಿ ಮತ್ತು ಇಬ್ಬರು ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಅಪಾರ ಬಂಧು ವರ್ಗ ಮತ್ತು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿ ಗಳನ್ನೂ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಅಗಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ದಯಾಮಯನಾದ ಭಗವಂತನು ಮೃತರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬ ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ದುಃಖವನ್ನು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಿ ಎಂದು " ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್" ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಸ್ತ ಅಂಚೆ ನೌಕರರ ಪರವಾಗಿ ಬೇಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಕಾಂ. ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪನವರಿಗೆ ಕೆಂಪು ನಮನಗಳನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.
ಕಾಂ. ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪ -ಅಮರರಾಗಲಿ

Cloth Stamp from India !

It has been decided that India will release its first ever stamp on Cloth, which will be printed on khadi and it will bear the image of Mahatma Gandhi.This stamp will be issued during the Indipex 2011.