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Friday, October 16, 2015

Allocation of candidates, nominated by Staff Selection Commission for appointment as Stenographer Grade-II in Department of Posts on the basis of Stenographer's Grades 'C' and 'D' Examination, 2013 and 2014 to Postal Circles.

OPAL Recruitment 2015 – Apply Online for 331 Executive & Non Executive Posts.

OPAL Recruitment 2015: OPAL (ONGC Petro Additions Limited) Invites applications for the recruitment of 331 Executive & Non Executive vacancies. Interested candidates can apply online from 10-10-2015 to 25-10-2015.

Total Number of the Post: 331
Non Executive Post: 77 Posts

Operations (Cracker, Polymer, Utilities & Off sites): 58 posts
Security: 16 posts
Materials Management: 02 posts
Company Secretary: 01 post
Executive Posts: 254 Posts

Operations (Cracker, Polymer, Utilities & Offsites, OCG, Technical Services): 79 posts
Maintenance (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation): 92 posts
HSE: 04 posts
FIRE: 05 posts
Quality Labs: 10 posts
Marketing: 16 posts
Finance: 19 posts
Human Resources ( HR , Occupational Health Centre, Infrastructure Maintenance): 16 posts
Security: 03 posts
Corporate Communication: 02 posts
Materials Management: 05 posts
Information Technology: 02 posts
Legal: 01 post
Age Limit: For post wise age details refer official notification.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Graduation in Engineering, Diploma, ITI, Degree with relevant stream. For post wise educational qualification refer official notification.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on Written Test & Interview.

Interested candidates can apply online through the official website http://career.opalindia.in/ from 10-10-2015 to 25-11-2015.

Important Dates:
Starting date for Apply Online: 10-10-2015.
Closing date for Apply Online: 25-10-2015.

50 mail runners reached General Post Office, George Town on the occasion of celebrating National Postal Week

50 mail runners through post offices in Mogappair West, Valaaravakkam and Thiruvanmiyur reached General Post Office, George Town on the occasion of celebrating National Postal Week.

On Wednesday, a team of youngsters tried to rewind the clock a bit and took Chennaiites to a bygone era when sturdy men were employed to deliver messages.
Reaching across to someone in another continent is as easy as a phone call or a chat message now. But there were times when messages were passed through mail runners who travelled long distances on foot.
On Wednesday, a team of youngsters tried to rewind the clock a bit and took Chennaiites to a bygone era when sturdy men were employed to deliver messages. Clad in khaki and white, carrying mail bags and spears, these youth walked the streets of Chennai commemorating the service of mail runners, the predecessors of the postal system. Thirty five youngsters relayed two km in the costume and covered 50 post offices on two routes — Mogappair West to General Post office and Valasaravakkam to GPO. They were honoured at a function at GPO.
“It was difficult to manoeuvre in the traffic between Saligramam and Vadapalani. Because of the period costume, people gave me surprised glances and I was even chased by a dog. I understand how mail runners braved weather and animals in the past,” said Dheena M., an entrepreneur who was a volunteer ‘mail runner’ on Wednesday.
The idea to pay tribute to mail runners came about when debut actor and entrepreneur Ram Arun Castro was researching for his upcoming movie Ottathooduvan . “I did not find much information even on the internet on these brave men who met with even fatal accidents on their way to convey messages. There were runners who ran 20 km a day carrying a lantern, a sack of letters and a spear to defend themselves,” said Mr. Castro. He mobilised a group of youth to play the role of mail runners as a tribute.
“Some people mistook us to be beggars as we tried to check for addresses,” he said. The group has also submitted a petition to the postal department to establish a statue for mail runners. There were over 1300 mail runners in the Indian postal department when the service was started in 1854.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

Released the commemorative postage stamp on former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Prime Minister, formally released the commemorative postage stamp on former President of India, Dr. Kalam, at DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi, today.

A Commemorative Postage Stamp on "Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam" has been released by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communications and IT, Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon'ble Minister of Defence,  Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Minister of Science and Technology at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi on 15th October, 2015.

80,000 Accounts Opened Under Sukanya Samridhi Account Scheme in various Post Offices across Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: More than 80,000 accounts have been opened under 'Sukanya Samridhi Account', a small deposit scheme for girl child, in various post offices across Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Postmaster General Chandra Prakash said today.

"So far, over 80,000 Sukanya Samridhi Accounts have been opened across Jammu and Kashmir but we are targetting 2.5 lakh such accounts by the end of the financial year," Prakash told reporters here at the culmination of the National Postal Week celebration.

He said the Postal department was committed and ready to provide latest technology based services to its customers and the general public in the state.

The National Postal Week is celebrated from October 9 – which is also observed as World Post Day – to October 15 every year. The World Post Day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union.

Prakash said the workforce of the Jammu and Kashmir Postal Circle will be stronger by 142 persons as they will enter services by the middle of next month after completion of joining formalities.

Computerisation of 1,450 branch post offices in the state would be completed by the end of next year, he said.

He said India Post has been serving every nook and corner of the country for the last 150 years through its vast network of over 1,55,000 post offices, which is the largest in the world.

"The Department of Posts is providing a spectrum of services which include mail, parcel and related services, money orders, post office savings bank scheme and postal life insurance among others," he said.

Prakash said services of post offices are being modernized and computerized booking of mails and track and trace service for Speed Post, registered letters, parcels and money orders have been arranged.

Electronic Money Order facility has also been provided in all the post offices, he added.

The Chief Postmaster General said the Post Office Savings Bank has been computerized and by December, all departmental post offices will have core banking services.

ATM machines will also be provided at 13 post offices which will start functioning within three to four months, he said, adding that Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance will also migrate to Central Server based working by December.

Computerization of rural post offices has also been started by the department and will be completed within a year, he added.