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Blog maintained by : P. R. Nair, Private Secretary to Post Master General, (Retired) Northern Region, Calicut, Kerala Circle (email-parambilmohan@gmail.com)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

No Interviews For Govt Jobs From Jan 1; Skill Test May Continue:

New Delhi: All central government ministries and their Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) were today told to dispense with the requirement of interviews for selections at junior level posts within next two days, however, they may continue with skill or physical test.
The timeliness set regarding completing the process of the discontinuation of interview by December 31, 2015 has to be adhered to strictly, a communique sent by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to secretaries of all central government ministries said.
From January 1, 2016, there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts in government of India ministries, departments, attached and subordinate offices, autonomous bodies and PSUs. “All the advertisement for future vacancies will be without the interview as part of the recruitment process,” it said. The decision to discontinue interview for recruitments is for all Group C and non-gazetted posts of Group ‘B’ category and all such equivalent posts, the DoPT said. “It is also clarified that as skill test or physical test is different from interview, they may continue. However, these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests,” it said. In case of specific posts where the ministry or department wants to continue undertaking interview as a process of recruitment, a detailed proposal seeking exemption will have to be sent to the DoPT with the approval of the minister or minister-in-charge. The ministries have been asked to send a consolidated report to the DoPT by January 7 in this regard.  “Report so to be furnished with the approval of the minister or minister-in-charge shall include the details of the name and number of posts where the interview is discontinued and posts for which the exemption has been sought within the purview of the administrative ministries or departments,” the order said. Similarly, the Department of Public enterprises has also asked all ministries to advise PSUs under their administrative control to adopt a revised mechanism of recruitment for the non-executive level posts by dispensing with the practice of interview.

Payment Of TA To CG Employees Posted In Offices Located At Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon And Noida

Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Non permitting of officials in departmental examinations who are awarded with punishment of censure or against whom disciplinary proceedings are pending/contemplated-regarding.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Admission of children of Gramin Dak Sevaks in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Civil and Defence areas.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Today Announced That India Post Would Be Launching Payment Banking By March 2017

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Inaugurates Good Governance Week Celebration

23 New Products Launched Payment Bank to Begin from March 2017
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad
A week-long celebration of Good Governance Week was organized by Department of Electronics and Information Technology starting from 25th December 2015. A National event on Good Governance was inaugurated on 28th December 2015 by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) in India Habitat Centre at New Delhi. This event involved active participation from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Department of Posts (DoP) and their agencies. 
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated the commitment of the Government towards the successful implementation of ‘Digital India’ which would help to transform India into a truly digitally empowered society and knowledge economy in the 21st century. He said the government is aiming at empowering people of India through digitalization. Millions of citizens have already joined in this initiative and invited others to do so. He said e-services should reach more people at the earliest and sought cooperation from State Governments, industry and acadmecia in the early achievement of this objective. 
Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad also announced that India Post would be launching Payment Banking by March 2017. He said after the successful turn around of BSNL, new initiatives have been taken for improving performance of MTNL. He also announced launch of free incoming all over the Country by MTNL from New Year. 
The event saw the launch / inauguration of new 23 products / eServices. 
The key launches are as follows:
Department of Telecommunications
  • Inauguration of Wi-Fi hotspots at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar and Dargah Sharif, Ajmer. 
  • Announcement of Pan India Free Incoming Roaming Facility for MTNL Customers.
Department of Posts
  • Launch of Post-Terminals (Rural ICT - RICT) – handing over Post Terminals to rural Post Masters.
Department of Electronics and Information Technology
·  Launch of National Centre of Geo-Informatics
·         Launch of e-Payment Portal
·         Launch of Olabs for Schools
·        Launch of Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Phase-II
·         All India BPO Promotion Scheme
·         North East Business Process Outsourcing Promotion Scheme
·         Transfer of Technology for “ICT Centre on Tactile Graphics” at IIT Delhi
·         Announcement of Setting up of NIC Data Centre at Bhubaneswar
* The detail on each of 23 new products / eservices is available at the Digital India Portal (www.digitalindia.gov.in).

No LPG subsidy if taxable income exceeds Rs 10 Lac

Benefit of LPG subsidy will not be available if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs Ten lakh in previous financial year 
At present, there are 16.35 crore LPG consumers in the country. With the implementation of the PAHAL Scheme (DBTL), the subsidy is being transferred directly to the Bank Account of 14.78 crore LPG Consumers. The objective of the scheme was to ensure that the subsidy benefits go to the targeted group. The Government had also given a call to the well-to-do households for voluntarily giving up LPG subsidy. So far, 57.50 lakh LPG consumers have opted out of LPG subsidy voluntarily heeding the call given by the Prime Minister. The subsidy saved from the ‘GiveitUp’ campaign is being utilized for providing new connections to the BPL families under the ‘Giveback’ campaign. This enables provision of LPG, a clean fuel, to poor households by replacing the conventional fuels such as kerosene, coal, fuel wood, cow dung, etc. relieving the poor of the hardships and health hazards from such fuels.
While many consumers have given up subsidy voluntarily, it is felt that consumers in the higher income bracket should get LPG cylinders at the market price. Therefore, the Government has decided that the benefit of the LPG subsidy will not be available for LPG consumers if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs 10,00,000/- during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961. In keeping with the approach of trusting the citizens, this will be given effect to initially on self-declaration basis while booking cylinders from January 2016 onwards. 

Raising the subscription amount of AIPSA to Rs.50/-.

Monday, December 28, 2015

ICAR Recruitment for Various Posts

Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Meghalaya has published an advertisement for below mentioned Posts

Posts :

  • Technical Assistant (Field / Farm): 04 Posts
  • Technical Assistant (Stockman): 04 Posts
  • Technical Assistant (Lab Technician): 01 Post
  • Technical Assistant (Engineering Asst): 01 Post
  • Technical Assistant (Library): 01 Post
  • Technical Assistant (Senior Mechanic): 01 Post
  • Lab Assistant: 01 Post
  • Farm Manager: 02 Posts
  • Computer Programmer: 04 Posts
  • Field / Farm Technician: 27 Posts
  • Laboratory Technician: 05 Posts
  • Technician (Stockman): 03 Posts
  • Technician (Poultry Farm): 02 Posts
  • Technician (Electrical): 02 Posts
  • Technician (Computer): 02 Posts
  • Technician (Library): 01 Post
  • Technician (Work Shop): 01 Post
  • Technician (Mechanic): 04 Posts

Total No. of Posts : 66 Posts

Educational Qualification :

  • Assistant, Manager & Programmer: Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Technician: Matriculation with at least 1 year certificate in relevant field

Age Limit : 18 to 30 years

Application Fee: Candidates have to pay Rs. 200/- & Rs. 100/- for SC / ST / PWD (PH) and women candidates in the farm of Indian Postal Order only drawn in favor of Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam

Selection Process : Candidates will be selected based on interview.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates may send their application & necessary documents to given address below.

Address to sent Applications : Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umroi Road, Umiam – 793 103, Meghalaya.

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Last Date : 13-01-2016

Corporation Bank (Gujarat) Recruitment for Peon, House Keeper Cum Peon (HKP) and Part Time Sweeper (PTS) Posts

Corporation Bank (Gujarat) Recruitment for Peon, House Keeper Cum Peon (HKP) and Part Time Sweeper (PTS) Posts : Corporation Bank (A Public Sector Banking Company) invites applications for recruitment of Peon, House Keeper Cum Peon (HKP) and Part Time Sweeper (PTS) in various Zonal Officers of Corporation Bank. The last date for submission of applications is 7th January 2016.

Name of the Post
Total Vacancies
Vacancy Zonal Offices
Peon / House Keeper Cum Peon (HKP)  / Part Time Sweeper (PTS)
Udupi, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Thane, Hyderabad, Pune, Rajkot, Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Mysore, Bangalore North, Bangalore South

Age Limit: 18 to 26 Years for Peon, HKP; 18 to 45 Years for Part-Time Sweeper. Age Relaxation as per rules.

Educational Qualification: Minimum 8th Standard Pass (Maximum - Matriculation / 10+2) from Recognized State Board.

Selection Process: Shortlisted Applicants will be called for Interview via Zonal Wise.

How to Apply: Interested Candidates are requested to submit applications to the undersigned. The last date for receipt of applications is 03/01/2016 / 04/01/2016 / 05/01/2016 / 06/01/2016 / 07/01/2016.

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Kandla Port Trust Recruitment for various posts

Kandla Port Trust has published a Advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2015-16. Check below for more details.

Posts :
1. Sr. Sanitary Inspector: 1 Post
2. Traffic Outdoor Clerk: - 10 Posts
3. Assistant Outdoor Clerk: - 5 Posts
4. Laboratory Technician:- 1 Post
5. Assistant Flotilla Supervisor: - 4 Posts
6. Signalman: - 2 Posts
7. Jr. Engineer (Civil): 2 Posts
8. Jr. Engineer (Mechanical) Gr-I: 3 Posts
9. Driver Ist Class (Marine): - 3 Posts
10. Jr. Engineer (Mechanical): 2 Posts
11. Clerk-cum-Time keeper: 1 Post
12. Diesel Mechanic: 2 Posts
13. Crane Diver (Upgraded): 1 Posts
14. Welder: 2 Posts
15. Machinist: 1 Post
16. Chief Operations Manager : 01 Post

Total No. of Posts : 41 Posts

Educational Qualification : Please read Official Notification for Educational Qualification details.

Selection Process : Candidates will be selected based on interview.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates may send their application & necessary documents to given address below.

Address to sent Applications : The Office of the Secretary, Kandla Port Trust, Administrative Office Building, Gandhidham- Kachchh, Gujarat State-370201.

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Last Date : 21-01-2016 (For COM : 31-01-2016)

Employment News : 26th December 2015 to 01 January 2016

  1. Employees State Insurance Corporation, Kerala. 
    Name of Post –Stenographer, UDC and MTS. 
    No. of Vacancies – 314
    Last date –06.01.2016
  2. SIDBI. 
    Name of Posts – Managers.
    No. of Vacancies -100
    Last date – 11.01.2016
  3. Canara Bank, Bangalore  
    Name of Posts – Technical Field Officer (Electrical), Technical Field Officer (Civil) etc.
    No. of Vacancies – 74
    Last date- 12.01.2016
  4. Employees State Insurance Corporation, Jammu & Kashmir.  
    Name of Posts – Stenographer, UDC and MTS 
    No. of Vacancies –31
    Last date – 06.01.2016
  5. Employees State Insurance Corporation, Kolkata.  
    Name of Post –Stenographer, UDC and MTS.
    No. of Vacancies -460
    Last date: – 06.01.2016
  6. Satyawati College (Evening), Delhi. 
    Name of Post –Assistant Professor.
    No. of Vacancies -46
    Last date: – 09.01.2016
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Government says goodbye to clerk era, changes designation for its staff

NEW DELHI: Designations like Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in central government's employee hierarchy have been replaced with new nomenclature. The posts of UDC and LDC under Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) have been rechristened as Senior Secretariat Assistant and Junior Secretariat Assistant, respectively, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.  Besides, the post of Assistant under Central Secretariat Service (CSS) has been renamed as Assistant Section Officer, it said.  Both the CSCS and CSS form the backbone of administrative work in the central government.  The total sanctioned strength of CSS and CSCS is 11,467 and 5,933 respectively.  Earlier in March, the DoPT had decided to replace the 'class' categorisation for specifying the seniority of its employees with new alphabetical groupings.  The posts under the central government will be denoted as groups A, B, C and D instead of classes I, II, III and IV in the service rules, it had said.  The Class-III (Group C) employees had expressed concern that they were taunted as 'third-class' employees due to the categorisation.  The Class-I classification is for gazetted officers while Class-II refers to mainly the non-gazetted officers, though there are some gazetted officers in this category too.  Class-III comprises clerical staff and Class-IV (which is now subsumed in Class III or Group C) includes peons and helps or multi-tasking staff in the government hierarchy.

Railway Recruitment Board Non-technical Recruitment for 18252 Posts

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Railway Recruitment Board  Non-technical recruitment 2016 for 18252 Posts :Indian Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Ministry of Railways has recently released a recruitment notification to fill 18252 vacancies of Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guard, Junior Accounts, senior clerk, Traffic Assistant and Enquiry clerk. Interested eligible candidate who are looking jobs in Indian Railway can apply online from official website www.indianrailways.gov.in from 26 December 2015 to 25 January 2016.

Advertisement No: 03/2015

Name of the post and other details: 
01. Commercial Apprentice (CA): 703 Posts
02. Traffic Apprentice (TA): 1645 Posts
03. Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk: 127 Posts
04. Goods Guard: 7591 Posts
05. Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist: 1205 Posts
06. Senior Clerk-cum-Typist: 869 Posts
07. Assistant Station Master (ASM): 5942 Posts
08. Traffic Assistant: 166 Posts
09. Senior Time Keeper: 04 Posts

Total Number of posts: 18252 Posts

Job Location: All India

Educational qualification: Railway Recruitment Board invites applications from the candidates who have passed degree of Graduation in any stream from a recognized University.

Note - Full details of Advertisement like age limit/ educational qualification/ Application fee and other details will be availed on this page from 26 December 2015.

Examination Fee :
(1) GEN/OBC male candidates = Rs.100
(2) SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen / Women/ Minorities/ Persons with Disabilities/Economically backward classes = No examination fee

How to apply: TA, CA, Goods Guard, ASM, Jr. Accountant and other above given posts applications invite online from 26-12-2015 to 25-01-2016 though official website www.indianrailways.gov.in

Selection Procedure :
The candidates will be selected on the basis of Written Test only.

Important Dates :
Starting date for online registration - 26 December, 2015
Closing date for online registration - 25 January, 2016
Date of Online Written Examination - March-May, 2016

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Official Website - http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

Note - Full details and apply online link will available from 26 December 2015 so wait and revisit

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