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Monday, March 21, 2016


India Post ATM inaugurated at Kendrapara H O Under Cuttack North Division, Odisha Circle on 17.03.2016

Inaugurated by Sj.Debaraj Senapati, Hon'ble Collector, Kendrpara in the presence of Sri Sarbeswar Mishra Supdt. of Post Offices, Cuttack North Division, Sri Bhagyadhar Das, Asst. Supdt. of Post Offices (OD), Sri Pramod Kumar Sethi, Postmaster, Kendrapara HO 

Inauguration ceremony of first ATM machine at Bathinda HO under Bathinda Division at Punjab West Region on 18.03.1016

          Inauguration ceremony of first ATM machine in Bathinda Division at Bathinda HO Punjab West Region on 18.03.1016 by Ms Manisha Bansal Badal,  Director Postal Services (HQ) Punjab Circle.

Revision of Interest rates for Post Office Small Savings Schemes w.e.f 01/04/2016

Ration Card Not to be Proof of Address for Passport

Ration card will no longer be accepted as a proof of identity and address along with passport application. The central government has issued a notice to this effect, which the regional passport office said would come into effect from April 1.
The External Affairs Ministry has directed all passport branches to comply with the orders. Earlier, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had on December 20 discontinued accepting ration card as proof of identity and residence. It had come across cases where the details on the card had been tampered with.
“It has been seen that the ration card cannot verify the authenticity of an applicant, as people can make changes to it easily. When they migrate, they alter the details to be able to misuse the card for various purposes,” said regional passport officer Harmanbir Singh. All passports offices have to make the necessary changes to the information on their portals, run a ticker informing the public that ration card was no longer a valid proof of identity or address.
Besides the ration card, the other valid proof of address are water bill, Aadhaar card, income-tax assessment order, proof of gas connection, registered rent agreement, photo passbook of active bank account, electricity bill, and the passport copy of spouse.