Thursday, April 17, 2014

Study material for preparation of GK (PA/ SA 2014 Exam)

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DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees..!

DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees..!

Department of Personnel & Training 

The Department of Personnel & Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare.

DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees. 

This is the powerful department that decides on all the service-related issues of the Central Government employees. One of the important duties of the department is to resolve all the problems and issues faced by Central Government offices all over the country. 

The Department of Personnel & Training, under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and employees welfare.

Four-five years ago, the Dopt’s website was not regular in updating and releasing all the relevant Government Orders. But, things have changed now and, along with timely updates, the website has also become a very reliable forum to clear doubts. 

We have made it a habit to publish the orders to the knowledge of all Central Government employees as soon as DOPT releases them.  

DOPT is the coordinating agency that has the power to decide the fate of Central Government employees.   

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GDS DA (10%) orders issued today

DA (@10%) order for GDS issued today by the Directorate
copy of the order:

25% Hike in Allowances - Confederation writes to Dopt to issue necessary orders

25% Hike in Allowances - Confederation writes to Dopt to issue necessary orders

Confederation Secretary General writes to the Secretary of Department of Personnel & Training to issue appropriate orders on hike in certain allowances by 25% as a result of Dearness allowance to 100% with effect from 1.1.2014...

Confederation's Letter demanding Increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014

1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001 

S. K. Vyas 
K. K. N. Kutty 

Ref: Confd/GENL/2014 
The Secretary, 
Department of Personnel & Training, 
Government of India, 
North Block, New Delhi – 110001 

Sub: - Increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014 – reg. 

Vide MOF OM No. 1/1/2014-EBII (B) dated 27th 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014. As recommended by the 6th following allowance and advances require enhancement of 25% from its present state as done when the DA crossed 50% in 01.01.2011.

1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee 
2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advance, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance 
3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance 
4. Special Compensatory Scheduled / Tribal Area Allowance 
5. Project Allowance 
6. Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance 
7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance 
8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour 
9. Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Motor Car) 
10. Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Other modes)
11. Washing Allowance 
12. Split Duty Allowance 
13. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children 
14. Cash Handling Allowance 
15. Risk Allowance 
16. Postgraduate Allowance 
17. Desk Allowance 
18. Bad Climate Allowance 

Therefore it is requested to cause orders for the enhancement of 25% of the above allowances/advances w.e.f 01.01.2014 at the earliest. 

A line in reply is much appreciated. 

Yours faithfully, 

(M. Krishnan) 
Secretary General, Confederation 
Member, JCM National Council

Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year leave for child care: SC
The Supreme Court held that a woman employee of central govt can get uninterrupted leave for two years, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. Reuters

The Supreme Court today held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness.

A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.

"On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days i.e. during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc," the bench said.

It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.

She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.

The apex court set aside the High Court's order.

"We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt/ production of this judgement," it said.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quote of the Day April 15



Postal Exam ( PA / SA ) date announced - Update as on April 14, 2014

Update as on April 14, 2014

Schedule of Examination (Paper I) for the following Postal Circles is as follows : -

Postal CirclesExam DateExam Time
Delhi (15), Kerala (22), Rajasthan (28)             27-Apr02:00PM to 04:00PM
Assam (12), Chhattisgarh (14), North East (25), Odisha (26)             27-Apr10:00AM to 12:00NOON

Candidates may download the Admit Cards for above stated Postal Circles by Logging into the recruitment website from 14.04.2014 to exam date.

Please keep visiting the website for exam schedules for other Postal Circles & updates.


Question Papers of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam ( PA / SA ) 2013 held in all Circles

Friends.. we have already shared all the Question Papers of PA/SA Exam held during last year (2013). As now exam dates for PA/SA Exam 2014 are announced and very short time is available for preparation, it is very important to have a look at the previous papers so as to get an idea about the question paper and pattern. Hence here we have compiled all the questions for your easy reference. Hope this helps you. Prepare well….all the best in advance.

Exam Date
Circles Covered
Question Paper
21 April 2013
TamilNadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Gujarat Circles
05 May 2013
Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, North East , Odhisha & West Bengal
12 May 2013
19 May 2013
Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand and U. P. circles
07 July 2013
Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan circles

Check out these 5 Motivational and Inspiring short stories about life, stories that will make you smile.

1. Everyone has a Story in Life

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity,
suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said…
“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.


2. Shake off your problems

A man's favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice; 
He can't pull it out no matter how hard he tries; 
He therefore decides to bury it alive. 

Soil is poured onto the donkey from above. 
The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it; 
More soil is poured. 

It shakes it off and steps up; 
The more the load was poured, the higher it rose; 
By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures. 
After much shaking off (of problems) 
And stepping up (learning from them), 
One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.


3. The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.


4. Potatoes, eggs, and coffee beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?


5. A dish of ice cream

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

“35 cents,” she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.

Monday, April 14, 2014

PA / SA Examination - 2014 --- dates announced

Update as on April 14, 2014

Schedule of Examination (Paper I) for the following Postal Circles is as follows:

Postal Circles
Exam Date
Exam Time
Delhi (15), 
Kerala (22), 
Rajasthan (28)            
02:00PM to 04:00PM
Assam (12), 
Chhattisgarh (14), 
North East (25), 
Odisha (26)             
10:00AM to 12:00NOON

Candidates may download the Admit Cards for above stated Postal Circles by Logging into the website from today to exam date.

Please keep visiting the website for exam schedules for other Postal Circles & updates.



A joint Biennial Divisional conference of AIPEU Gr.C., AIPEU PM&Gr.D/MTS, AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & MMS Union of Tirupati Division has been held on 13-07-2014 in Sri Sai Nirmala Ramaiah Kalyana Mandapam, Tirupati under the Presidentship of Presidents of Gr.C., P-4 & GDS unions.

Smt. Sai Nirmala, Prop. of Kalyana Mandapam, Com.Kandarapu Mulari (CITU) attended as Chief Guests for the Conference.

Com.K.V.Sridharan, Former Leader, JCM (Staffside) & General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C invited as Guest of Honour and addressed the conference by narrating various issues related to staffside, 7th CPC & GDS in an elaborated way. 

Hon'ble Guest Sri T.A.V.Sharma, Supdt. of Post Offices, Tirupati Division attended and graced the meeting with much appreciation on the cooperation of the Staff caused to place the division in first position in the Region.

Com.Sk.Humayun,  Circle Secretary, P-4 & Former All India President(CHQ), Com.K.Chandra Sekhar, Asst. General Secretary P4(CHQ), Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com.K.Sudhakar, Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com.J.Madhusudanrao, Circle Secretary, R-III., Com.Y.Nagabhushanam, working President, AIPCPCCWF., Com.K.Purushottam Reddy, Convener, Middle Class Employees Coordination Committee, E.M.Kannaiah Naidu, Orgg. Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com.V.Sudhakarnaidu, Council member, Gr.C., Com.M.Sugunamma, Chairperson, Mahila subcommittee, Tirupati, Com.G.C. Narasimhulu, Veteran Leader (TN) and NFPE leaders of P3, P4, R3, R4 of Branches and Chittor division also attended and witnessed the conference.

On the eve of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPE, Sri Sk.Ameer, (1960 strike participants) Retd. SPOs., and veteran leaders Com.V.K.Naidu, Com.B.Yellappa were felicitated.

Prizes were distributed by the leaders to the participants of various events of sports & athletics conducted among the staff in the Division.  

More than 400 delegates attended and paid keen attention to the deliberations of the leaders. The arrangements made by the reception committee deserves all appreciation and the conference is concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Com.B.Sridharbabu, Divisional Secretary, Tirupati.

A new set of office bearers were elected for AIPEU Gr.C., AIPEU PM&Gr.D/MTS & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & MMSEU unanimously for the ensuing period.