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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

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SSC Steno Group C & D Exam 2017 – Written Exam Marks Published on 29.11.2017

SSC Steno Group C & D Exam 2017 – Written Exam Marks Published on 29.11.2017


Downgradation of Chinchbunder HO-400009 (PS Gr-B Gazetted) into Sub Post Office (HSG-I) and Upgradation of the status of Chembur HO-400071 (HSG-I) to the level of PS Gr-B Gazetted HO

Procedure for Surrender of "Lapsed" Policies of PLI / RPLI

Procedure for Surrender of "Lapsed" Policies of PLI / RPLI

Rural Postal Life Insurance ( RPLI) - Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana

SSC Stenographers (Grade C & D) Exam 2017 Marks of the Candidates in Written Exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published Marks of the Candidates in Written Exam for Stenographers (Grade C & D) Exam 2017, Check below for more details.

Exam Name: Stenographers (Grade C & D) 2017

Marks of the Candidates in Written Exam: Click Here

IBPS RRB Officers Scale 1, 2 & 3 (PO) Mains 2017 Scorecard

Implementation of SB Order No. 15/2017 regarding mandatory of Savings Account for credit of maturity/interest.

email dtd 30.11.2017  from DDG (Financial Services) , Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi Ph 23096101, 23036668

         Please refer to SB Order No. 15/2017 regarding mandatory of Savings Account for credit of maturity/interest. In this regard it is intimated that this SB order (No. 15/2017) will be implemented w.e.f. 15th December 2017 instead of 1st December 2017 due to some technical issues. It is therefore requested that all post offices may be instructed accordingly.

"Qualified Status" to the APM candidates/examinees qualified LDCE (66.66% for promotion of cadre of Inspector of Post for the year 2015-16

Source : http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2623

How to Turn off Windows Updates in Windows 10

You can do this using the Windows Update service. Via Control Panel > Administrative Tools, you can access Services. In the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and turn off the process. To turn it off, right-click on the process, click on Properties and select Disabled. That will take care of Windows Updates not being installed on your machine.

But since Windows is a Service now onwards, you have to keep your computer updated. To be able to install the next set of features or a newer build, you will require the earlier updates to be installed. That’s why if you use the above workaround, you will have to go to the Services and turn it on once in a while to download and update your copy of Windows.

After you turn on the Windows Update service, when you open Windows Update in PC Settings, you will see a message that updates were not installed because computer was stopped. You will have to click on Retry so that all the available updates are downloaded and installed. This may take two or three “Check for Updates”. You will have to keep on clicking “Check for updates” until it says your computer is up to date. Then you can go back and turn off the Windows Update service until next time you feel you are free enough to spend time updating your copy of Windows 10.

If your version of Windows 10 has Group Policy, you can also change some settings using the Group Policy Editor. Run -> gpedit and navigate to the following policy setting:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
On the right-side, double-click on Configure Automatic Updates and change its settings to suit your requirements.

Go to Run -> Services.msc ->

We do not recommend that you disable automatic Windows Update in Windows 10. If your computer is fine with downloads in background and doesn’t affect your work, it is not advisable to do it. But if you face slowdown of computer due to updates downloading and installing in the background, the above tip to turn off Windows updates in Windows 10 will be of some help.



India Post Recruitment Alert: Apply for 8153 Gramin Dak Sevak posts across various circles, check details here

New Delhi: India Post is recruiting for the posts of Gramin Dak Sevak, GDS in the postal circles of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh Circles. Registrations for Kerala and Uttar Pradesh circles close on December 2 and 4th respectively. The registrations for the circles of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Telangana started from November 20 and would close on December 19, 2017. Candidates with a minimum qualification of Class 10 and in the age group of 18 to 40 are eligible to apply. Check the vacancy details, eligibility criteria, important dates and how to apply here.
Vacancy List of various circles is provided below. 

Indian citizens who have completed a minimum of Class 10 and is between the age group of 18 to 40 are eligible to apply. Kindly note, the date for determining the age, however, varies for all the circles. For some, the age would be calculated as per November 20 and for Uttar Pradesh circle it is the last date of filling the online forms. Candidates are hence requested to go through the separate notifications for each circle. An extension of 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC candidates is applicable.

Apart from the pass certificate, candidates are also required to have completed a minimum 60-day computer course. Certificates from Central Government/ State Government/ University/ Boards etc., will also be acceptable for this purpose. Please note, candidates who have studied computers as a subject till their Class 10 or 12 may not be required to submit the same. Also, no additional marks would be given to students who have completed educational certificates over the minimum requirement. However, candidates who have cleared their Class 10 examination in the first attempt would be considered meritorious.

Selection would be done on the basis of a merit list generated. The marks received only in class 10 board examinations of the approved board would be considered till 4 decimal places for the merit list. Candidates interested in applying can do so by logging on the official website appost.in/gdsonline/Home.aspx.

Use Speed Post, it’s better than private courier: Postal dept to defence ministry

An Army Postal Service staffer sorting mails | Photo: http://sainiksamachar.nic.in/

Citing a CAG report, postal department says that unlike private couriers, Speed Post is legally bound by the provision of Post Office Act to provide best service.

New Delhi: Citing a report by the central auditor, the postal department has made a strong pitch to the defence ministry to do away with using private courier companies, insisting that its ‘Speed Post’ facility makes “good business sense”.
The unusual letter comes weeks after the government decided to do away with Army Postal Units in peace locations as part of a larger plan to cut non-operational flab in the military. And the communiqué by A.N. Nanda, secretary of the department of posts, cites the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) as a reference point

“In a test check conducted by the CAG in order to compare the performance/quality of Speed Post service of department of posts with private courier agencies for delivery of mails, it was found that the delivery through Speed Post is better than private courier,” says the letter, referring to an audit report.

In the letter to defence secretary Sanjay Mitra, the postal department has mentioned that unlike private couriers, the government postal system is “legally bound by the provision” of the Post Office Act to see that “best care is bestowed on mails”.

“It makes good business sense to use Speed Post instead of private couriers which are not regulated by any rules or norms unlike department of posts, which is legally bound by the provisions of the Indian Post Office Act 1898 to see that the best care is bestowed on mails,” the letter reads.

The postal department has asked the defence ministry to direct all departments, public sector units and organisations reporting to it to use Speed Post and has assured “cooperation, advice” and customised packages for special requirements. It calls Speed Post unmatched in terms of network and being customer friendly.

Listing the benefits of using the government postal system, the letter says that it has “attractive discounts for high volume customers, free pick up, internet-based tracking, cash on delivery facility and a centralised billing system”.

Incidentally, the central point of the letter comes from a CAG report on communications and the IT sector, dated 2015 when former defence secretary Shashikant Sharma was heading the government auditor.

Recommendation of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre - Dopt Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 30th November, 2017
Office Memorandum

Sub: Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to EDP Cadre.

    The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0M of even number dated 17.10.2016 (copy enclosed) requesting therewith to furnish information on the following points:

I. Whether EDP cadre is existing, if yes, the hierarchy and the strength in each grade/level thereof;
II. Copy of existing Recruitment Rules for all the levels.
III. Suggcstions, if any, regarding the cadre restructuring in the cadre.
IV. Comments on the recommendations of 7th CPC.
2. As reply/comments from Ministries/Departments is still awaited even after a lapse of a year, it is requested to furnish information, if any, at the earliest so to enable this Division to expedite the matter of revisiting the model Recruitment Rules for the EDP cadre. If there is no information/comments to be provided the same may kindly be intimated in a fortnight.

(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR)
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in