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Saturday, October 08, 2016

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016 (Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant )




Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published Advertisement for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.


Exam  : Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016
Posts :
  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC) 
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO) 
  • Court Clerks

Total No. of Posts : Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively.

Educational Qualification : Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age Limit : 18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and
not later than 01-01-1999).

Application Fees : Mode of payment of fee payable Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).
Candidates may note that online application will be accepted at http://ssconline.nic.in only.
Fee paid in respect of online application through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit
and debit cards will be accepted.

Scheme of Examination : The examination will consist of a Computer-based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

How to Apply : Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.

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Important Dates :
Last Date to Apply Online : 07-11-2016

Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 07-01-2017 , 05-02-2017
Date of Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): 09-04-2017

Grant of advances – Seventh Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules 21(5) of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.


No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 7th October, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Grant of advances – Seventh Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules 21(5) of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations relating to advances, the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances — 21(5) relating to Personal Computer Advance are amended as per the amendments attached.
2. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this O.M. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.
3. The other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle / Scooter / Moped Advance will stand discontinued.
4. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
5. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information.
Hindi version of this O.M. is enclosed.

(Pankaj Hazarika)
Director, E. I(A)
Source : http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/advances/Grant_Advances_7CPC_Rules215Amendment07102016.pdf

Clarification on Children Education Allowance – Railway Board

 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4
New Delhi, dated 06.10.2016
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.
Sub: Children Education Allowance – Clarification
Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
2. In terms of DOP&T’s recent OM No.A-27012/01/2015-Estt.(AL) dated 22.08.2016, it is clarified that E-Receipts produced by Railway employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance. This is for guidance of all concerned.
Please acknowledge receipt.
sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Introduction of Rural ICT Handheld Device in Branch Post Offices

RICT Roll-out has been successful today at Mayaganahalli BO a/w Sugganahalli SO under Channapatna Division.




As a pilot phase Department of Post has started using solar powered, biometric hand-held devices in rural post office with connectivity along with the application software in selected circles viz. Bihar, UP and Rajasthan. This move was the outcome of Rural ICT project declared by the Government of India.
Following re the important features or benefits of Hand-held device supplied to Branch Post Offices.
1. Electronic transactions- Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationery will be done through these devices and paper receipt shall be generated

2. Instantaneously thereby eliminating chances of overcharging and other problems associated with manual transactions. Savings Bank deposits & withdrawals, PLI/RPLI premium deposits and loan/claim payments will also be done electronically on these devices.

3. Immediate uploading of transaction data and financial reconciliation- Using mobile connectivity, data pertaining to all transactions done on the hand-held devices shall be uploaded onto the central server. E-Money order will reach the destination post office instantaneously unlike present day where the money order is digitized at the nearest computerized Post Office and leads to delay in delivery. All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately without any manual intervention and Cash on Delivery amount collected in the village shall be immediately credited to the account of e-Commerce Company. Similarly the artisans would be able to fulfill e-commerce orders and receive immediate payment for their sold products online. This will have a positive impact on the overall economy of the villages.

4. Automatic track and trace- Speed Post and Registered letters/parcels and money remittances will be trackable at the Branch Post Office level and booking/delivery information will also be uploaded to central server immediately.

5. Fraud and leakage elimination- As Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance transactions will be done on a real-time basis and through immediate generation of receipt and voice message, chances of fraud would be eliminated. Biometric authentication of MNREGS and social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out would also reduce leakage in the schemes

6. Post Offices as Common Service Centres- Branch Post Offices shall be able to work as Common Service Centres and offer services such as Railway Reservation, online bill payment for electricity and water utilities, mobile and DTH recharge, insurance policy premium payments & transactions for partner banks/insurance companies/mutual funds etc


Conduct of LDCE for Promotion to the cadre of PS Group-B from 2012-13 onwards