Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Calendar of Departmental Examinations 2014

Sl No.
Name of the Examination
Proposed Schedule tentatively
(A) Centralised Examination
Inspector of Posts Examination
23rd and 24th August 2014
Ps Gr ‘B’ Examination
Postmaster Grade – I Exam
LGO Examination for PAs/SAs in Circle
24th August 2014 Sunday
Junior Engineer( C&E)Examination
Will be notified after receipt of Question Banks and syllabus revised . For the vacancies of previous years.
Assistant Engineer ( C&E)Examination
Same as Above
Sr. Postmaster Examination
Tentatively proposed to be held on October 2014, by which time it is expected thatcourt verdicts will be pronounced.
PAs/SAs Direct RecruitmentExamination
March 2014 for 2013 vacancies. Another recruitment in November 2014 for 2014 vacancies.
Assistant Manager ( MMS)
Will be notified after receipt of revised Recruitment Rules /Question Banks and syllabusrevised.
Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)
 As Above.


Sl No.
Name of the Examination
Proposed Schedule tentatively
(B) De-centralised Examination
Confirmation Examination for direct recruit Jr Accountants in PAO
17th & 18th may 2014
LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs
14th &15th June 2014
LGO Examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings i.e. MMS , Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO
20th July 2014
Postman Examination
Direct Recruitment to Multi taskingStaff
To be held in October for 2014 vacancies.
PO&RMS Accountant Examination
25th May,2014
Departmental Examination for promotion to LDCs in PAOs fromSorters and MTS.
Departmental Examination for promotion to LDCs in PAOs from MTS qualified in matriculation

No proposal to introduce ‘Parents Care Leave’ on line of ‘Child Care Leave’ – Central Government

In Rajya Sabha the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy said in written reply to a question that there is no proposal to provide for Parent Care Leave on the lines of Child Care Leave (CCL).
And also he replied, "Global Age Watch Index is a measure of quality of life and well-being of older people around the world. It measures the economic, social and political elements. India is ranked 73rd out of 91 countries selected for the index.

The Government has no proposal to provide for Parent Care Leave on the lines of Child Care Leave (CCL). CCL is allowed to female Central Government employees with a specific purpose of improving participation of more females in Government service. The Central Government employees are already entitled to various kinds of leave which can be availed for appropriate purposes".

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Bangalore GPO is launching a new service ‘Post Shoppe’ in Karnataka Circle. This has been in existence in Postal services earlier also. This is a new venture to enhance the pleasure and purpose of visit to India Post Office by esteemed customers thereby satisfying their other needs too while they are at business with us.

The Post Shoppe is basically aimed at bringing various items of selected consumer utility products on sale under one roof at Bangalore GPO. The Post Shoppe is now initially designed for the stationery products, philately frames, books from National Book Trust in Kannada, Hindi and English, coffee mugs with zodiac designs on it, light refreshments, beverages like coffee, tea, boost etc, envelopes, Greeting cards, HMT watches, Delight Solar lamps, Xerox, etc. The Post Shoppe is designed with a capacity for vertical and horizontal expansion.

All products available in the Post Shoppe are for sale on MRP rates only.

It is also proposed to expand on the basis of feedback from the customers on their needs and also to create a platform for various organizations if approached with the approval of Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bangalore 560001.

This is a Karnataka Circle endeavor to provide a shelf for the intellectual, aesthetic and utility products for the customer’s benefit. The Post Shoppe will be operated by Manager Post Shoppe. The primary objective of this Post Shoppe is Customer delight.


The Inauguration function was held in the hall of Bangalore GPO on 10.12.13 at 11.00 hours. Welcome address was made by Shri Ashutosh Kumar Hanjura, Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO. The Shoppe was inaugurated by Shri Raghavendra H Auradkar, Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City by lighting the lamp to mark the inauguration jointly with Smt Arundhati Ghosh, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Circle and Smt Veena Srinivas Postmaster General, Business Development, Bangalore.

The Post Shoppe is the brain child of Shri M.S.Ramanujan, the Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bangalore 560001.

During the address, the Chief Guest Shri Auradkar commended the new changes being brought into the Post offices. He intimated that he is in habit of using Speed Post until date and expressed his pleasure in continuing the usage. He also intimated his experience in private courier where there were pilferages in a case under his investigation. He assured that his office would procure the stationery items from the Post Shoppe. He wished the Post Shoppe a great success.

Vote of thanks extended by Shri Dinesh Khare, Deputy Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO.