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• Welcome to our website • We warmly welcome the new Postal Assistant recruits of Howrah Division. Our heartiest congratulations on your selection! • "Sangeet Sandhya" - 2014 held on 8th November 2014 at Sarat Sadan Howrah Maidan, was a huge success • 36th Biennial Joint Conference of our Divisional Union concluded on 26.04.2015 at Prasastha,Andul. 15th Book Grant Distribution ceremony was a huge success. 110 students received the book grant

MTS Vacancy approval reached our Divisional Office at last.

Monday, 31 October 2011 0 comments

After a long wait, the Vacancy Approval for the MTS (erstwhile Group - D) cadre has been received by the Divisional Office today.

For the year 2009 :- 2 (Seniority quota from the GDS), 1 (By Examination from GDS), 1 (from Casual Labourer)

For the year 2010 :- 4 (Seniority quota from the GDS), 2 (By Examination from GDS), 1 (from Casual Labourer).

Total 11 posts to be filled up by the Divisional Superintendent. Kindly remember the breakup of vacancies published in our web site earlier. Now we have to try hard, to fill up all these vacancies of the MTS Cadre as early as possible.

TOTAL = 4 + 7 = 11.


Technology Class is on the chart, prepare to join and use it for your betterment

Sunday, 30 October 2011 0 comments

Dear Comrades,
             As you already know from our last Working Committee meeting, it was decided, that we are going to organize one Technology Class for every one related with the Computerized Sub and Head Offices of our Division.Willing members are requested to contact us without any delay. The class will be organized at Howrah H.P.O. building in the month of November 2011. This technology class will be an amazing experience for all of you, and we think it will really be, a remarkable and an unprecedented event in our division. So, prepare to join this one day (with lunch) Technology Class and enhance your regular performance at workplace to serve the member of the public in a better manner. Please remember one thing, to survive in this competitive world, we have to provide better and satisfactory service to our customers positively. So, take the challenge and make the Technology Class a grand success.

Help the earthquake victims of the Sikkim Division

Saturday, 29 October 2011 0 comments

Dear Comrades,

Kindly remember our call to help the earthquake victims of Sikkim Division. Please try to collect more donations from our members to help them. We have taken the challenge to rebuild their lost houses at an earliest. So, please try to collect and send donations to divisional head quarter within 5th November 2011.

Wishing you a happy and safe Diwali....

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 0 comments

Diwali is not simply about lighting 'diyas', bursting crackers and relishing good food. It is also about enlightenment of soul and burning all our bad times. It is about coming over the darkness of ignorance and stepping into a cleaner and brighter world.

May this festival bring light, happiness, prosperity and good things in everyone's life. Wishing all our visitors, dear ones and family and friends a Happy Diwali. Have a safe and eco-friendly Diwali celebration.

A small request, do take a small step to reduce noise and air pollution ...

(Request: Do take a small step to reduce noise and air pollution)

An Appeal to all of our Divisional Members : Please help the Earthquake Victims of Sikkim Division

Sunday, 23 October 2011 0 comments

Comrades, as you already know that, as per the resolution passed by the Circle Union in the last circle conference, every division will send minimum Rs. 3000 to the Sikkim Division to help the earthquake victims. But we have a detailed discussion with the comrades of Sikkim Division regarding this matter. They told us that, to re-built the houses of those 8 GDS employees, they need minimum Rs.8,00,000 immediately. It seems that there will be a deficit of money to provide house to those earthquake victims (now in various camps), before the winter season. Just imagine about their present situation. After evaluating the worst condition of our comrades in Sikkim Division, we are requesting our comrades to think about those members of Sikkim Division and extend your hand of co-operation to them as early as possible. Please donate for them as you wish and prove it again that our divisional members are well ahead of anybody else. Lets see them under the roof of their own house in this winter. Hope, all of you will respond promptly. For any donation Please contact Com. Pinaki Mandal - 9830479985.

Circle Conference - 2011, some important informations

Thursday, 20 October 2011 0 comments

As you already know that our circle conference ended successfully on 19.10.2011, at Kalyani, Nadia South Division. Following officials were the Delegates and Visitors from our Howrah Division :-

AIPEU, Gr.-C, HOWRAH Division.

1. Com. Pinaki Mandal.
2. Com. Sitaram Hazra.
3. Com. Debabrata Ghosh.

Visitors :
1. Com. Gadadhar Hazra.
2. Com. Shantanu Hazra.
3. Com. Suvayan Bala.


1.Com. Bankim Dolui.
2.Com. Sunil Hazra.
3.Com. Tapan Chakraborty.
4.Com. Shyamapada Das.
5.Com. Pijush Roy.
6.Com. Swadesh Bera.


1.Com. Asgar Ali Mallick.
2.Com. Shyamal Roy.
3.Com. Promod Rn. Santra.

Visitor :
1.Com. Raghunath Bera.

All attended the conference with attention and seriousness. Com. Suvayan Bala (22 years), the youngest visitor of this conference, delivered his speech for the first time in Circle Conference in his first appearance and his 4 min 30 sec speech was appreciated and applauded by all present at ''Vidyasagar Mancha'' on 19.10.2011.

Through his speech we have given some specific suggestions and proposals to the Circle Union. From the idea of our web site, some other divisions are also interested to launch their website and also wants to organize ''Sangeet Sandhya'' to create fund for ''Pustak Anudan''. Really it is a great news for us. At last, after 11 Years (!), Circle Union also recognized our work, publishing the same in the 'Sangrami Dak' - October, 2011 edition. A great news for all of you, that our G.S., Com. K.V. Sridharan assured us in his speech, that CHQ will definitely settle the issue of creation of System Administrator post with higher grade pay as early as possible, and the existing SA's will be definitely absorbed in those posts of System Administrator.

Another good news is that as per our division's proposal (given in the house of Group C Union through the Secretary's speech), Circle Union has agreed to accumulate fund for the earthquake victims of Sikkim Division (presently who are in various camps), who lost their houses in the devastating earth quake few days ago. As per the resolution passed during the session regarding this, Circle Union will pay Rs.50000 and CHQ will pay Rs.10000 (minimum token amount) and all the divisions under W.B. Circle will pay Rs.3000 (minimum).

We have committed that we would pay Rs. 25,000 to the earthquake victims of Sikkim Division. Circle Union, after a series of discussion, announced that they will pay Rs.50,000 only. After that, the above resolution has been passed in the house. But, we will definitely pay Rs.25,000 to those 20 homeless (8 GDS & 12 Departmental employees of Sikkim Division) earthquake victims and will definitely try to take an active part to build their houses before winter. At last, we are again giving ''RED SALUTE'' to the Comrades of South Nadia Division, whose tireless effort made the Circle Conference a grand success, specially Com. Koushik Roy and Com. Anwesha Biswas. Thank you very much comrades.

The new Circle Working Committee, elected unanimously, are as follows:

President : Com. Tapan Dasgupta (947324-55291). (EAST KOLKATA)
Vice-President : Com. Debajyoti Gupta (98313-20498). (NORTH PRESIDENCY)
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee(94340-14850. (JALPAIGURI)
Com. Asim Deb (98303-12450). (BARASAT)
Circle Secretary : Com. Janardan Majumder(94334-59963). (CENTRAL KOLKATA)
Asst Circle Secretary : Com. Gouranga Deb Maity (94346-24100). (TAMLUK)
Com. Somnath Goswamy (94331-67460). (SOUTH KOLKATA)
Com. Nanda Sen (94340-73535). (DARJEELING)
Com. Bijan Chakraborty(98312-09684). (SOUTH PRESIDNCY)
Com. Asit Bangabas (94745-03392). (BARASAT)
Finance Secretary : Com. Manoj Shaw (94337-76200). (BARABAZAR)
Asst Finance Secretary : Com. Anwesha Biswas (94345-06338). (SOUTH NADIA)
Organising Secretary : Com. Samir Chakraborty (97326-88064). (NORTH HOOGHLY)
Com. Uttam Pal (94330-11925). (EAST KOLKATA)
Com. Sachchidananda Biswas (94772-32957). (KOLKATA GPO)

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Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) D.A. Orders Issued

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 0 comments


Government of India,
Ministry of Communications & IT(Establishment Division),
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated 18th October, 2011

All Chief Postmaster General
All GMs (PAF) Director of Accounts (Postal)

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2011 onwards-reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness allowance , with effect from 1st July, 2011 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India , Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure, OM No. 1(14)/2011-E-II(B) dated 3rd October,2011, the Gramin Dak Sevaks(GSD) have also become entitled to the payment of dearness allowance on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2011. It has, therefore, been decided that the dearness allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhances from the existing rate 51% to 58% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance with effect from the 1st July, 2011.

2. The additional installment of dearness allowance payable under this order, shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks. The payment of arrears of dearness allowance for the months of July to September, 2011, shall not be made before the date of disbursement of TRCA for the month of September, 2011.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Wing vide their Dairy No. 123/FA/II/CS dated 18th October, 2011.


(Kalpana Rajsinghot)

Director (Estt.)

Splendid opening of our Joint Circle conference at Kalyani, West Bengal.

Monday, 17 October 2011 0 comments

Our joint circle conference was inaugurated by Com. Tapan Sen, Member, Rajya Sabha, national leader of CITU, on 16.10.2011 at the Ritwik Sadan, Kalyani, South Nadia Division. Before its inauguration by Com. Sen, the reception committee organized a massive rally of all the delegates and visitors present in the Circle Conference, members of the host division with all the well wishers present there, from the 'Kalyani Mahavidyalaya' to 'Ritwik Sadan', the rally continued in a great manner decorated with the comrades wearing Red Caps, carrying banners and flags. It was a memorable event for all the delegates and the visitors. After travelling a distance of about 5k.m., the rally ended at 'Ritwik Sadan', where the open session started with a very nice cultural programme by the cultural group 'Suchetona' of the host South Nadia Division. Today, we had a long delegate session at the 'Vidyasagar Mancha' till 09:10 p.m. We are now posting some of the photographs of the conference of our speech. After returning from the conference we will post all the photos & videos accordingly.

Huge Movement for Economical Equality in New York! Just think & prepare your self.

Sunday, 16 October 2011 0 comments

Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park, formerly "Liberty Plaza Park". The protest was originally called for by the Canadian activis group Adbusters. The action has been compared to the Arab Spring movement (particularly the Tahrir Square protests in Cairo, which initiated the 2011 Egyptian revolution) and the Spanish Indignants.

The participants of the event, who have called themselves the "99 percenters", are mainly protesting against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government, among other concerns. By October 9, similar demonstrations had been held or were ongoing in 70 major cities and more than 600 communities.


Friday, 14 October 2011 0 comments


NEW DELHI: Faced with a cash crunch, the finance ministry is moving a proposal to increase interest rates on small savings schemes such as Public Provident Fund and post office deposits but politics may play spoilsport.
Official sources told TOI that finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will decide on the proposal over the next few days as small savings instruments have lost out to bank deposits that earn higher interest. As a result, the government has been forced to borrow Rs 53,000 crore more from the market by issuing bonds, a move that can increase interest rates further and also upset budgetary calculations.
If Mukherjee approves an increase in interest rates on small savings, your PPF will fetch you at least 8.2%, instead of 8% now, while senior citizens can hope to earn around 9%. In addition, individuals will be permitted to park Rs 1 lakh in PPF accounts instead of Rs 70,000 at present. Similarly, post office deposits will fetch 50-70 basis points higher (100 basis points = one percentage point).
But politics over two schemes are holding back a green light from the finance minister. Sources said the finance ministry has received several representations from individuals urging not to abolish the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), while nearly 5 lakh agents have opposed the move to cut the commission on Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana (MPKBY) to 1% from 4%.
Officials in the tax department have complained that KVP has become one of the biggest instruments of money laundering, a concern which was even shared by a high-level committee headed by former RBI deputy governor Shyamala Gopinath. In fact, maximum instances of misuse of KVP have been found around Amritsar, pointing to the possibility of Pakistani funds entering India. So, it hasn't come as a surprise that a significant number of petitions for the scheme's continuation have come from Punjab and Haryana.
"The ministry has received representations from various sections. They have demanded that KVP should not be discontinued as it is linked to farmers while the reduction in the commission for MPKBY scheme has been opposed on the ground that it will hurt the income of women agents in rural areas," a source, who did not wish to be identified, said.
Mukherjee faces another dilemma as MPKBY was started during former prime minister Indira Gandhi's tenure which raises fears of criticism from within the party, especially because women agents will be affected. It's a different matter, however, that the agency is in the name of a woman but the person hawking the scheme is either the agent's husband or another family member.
It is likely that the finance minister, the government's key troubleshooter, will settle for reducing commission to around 2%, which will also ensure that investors do not lose out on returns as commission eats up a certain portion of the returns every time funds are deposited.
An expert panel headed by Gopinath had recommended moving from an administered price regime to a market-linked interest rate system for small savings schemes that would translate into higher returns for now.
It has recommended closure of only one existing scheme - KVP -- while recommending continuation of all other schemes with some modifications. The committee also recommended that the investment ceiling in the popular Public Provident Fund scheme be raised to Rs 1 lakh from the current Rs 70,000.
Finance ministry officials said increase in the PPF investment limit would help garner about Rs 5,000 crore in the coming quarter if the small savings reform plans were implemented. This would also help the government tide over the tight fiscal situation and reduce prospects for any further increase in its market borrowings. The government has recently raised its borrowing against the backdrop of slowing revenues and less than expected receipts from disinvestment in state-run enterprises.
The government panel had said the continued popularity of both KVP and NSC among the urban population who are not all small savers could be prompted by an incentive to avoid tax. "As compared to NSC, KVP is more popular as it is a bearer-like certificate due to its ease of transfer. It also has an in-built liquidity due to the regulated premature closure facility offered in the scheme. In view of the recent developments on Anti Money Laundering/CFT front, the committee recommends that KVP should be discontinued," the report said.
The committee had also said that 4% commission under MPKBY was very high and was affecting the viability of the National Small Savings Fund. "The committee recognises that the RD scheme requires considerable effort on part of agents in mobilizing monthly deposits. However, 4% commission is distortionary and expensive. The committee recommends that this should be brought down to 1% in a phased manner in a period of three years with a 1% reduction every year," the report said.
Latest data shows investors are opting for bank deposits due to the increase in deposit rates. Between April and August 2011, retail investors withdrew nearly Rs 5,500 crore from small savings deposit schemes in post offices and certificates such as National Savings Certificate. Small savings schemes, most of which are exempt from tax, had attracted investment of over Rs 25,000 crore in the same period last year.
Source : The Times of India, October 10, 2011

G.D.S. to Postman Examination scheduled to be held on 20.11.2011


G.D.S. to Postman Examination :

Last date of submission of application :- 21.10.2011

Date of examination :- 20.11.2011

Launching of MoneyGram Service in Post Offices.


India Post has now in tie up MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc., USA to introduce MoneyGram Services in India Post. This is just like Western Union Money Transfer Services, purely an Inward Remittances only, not Outward.

In 1st Phase, launching in 100 POs. Delhi - 20 / Punjab - 40 / Tamilnadu 40 POs.

DDG DO No : 95 - 7 / 2011-FS Dt. 14.09.11 to all HoCs.

COMRADE KRISHNA SINGH (08.10.1952 - 09.10.2011) P.A., Liluah S.O. is no more....

Monday, 10 October 2011 0 comments

It is with utmost grief we report Com. Krishna Singh, P.A., Liluah S.O. passed away yesterday after prolonged battle with cancer. She was 59 years old.

She was a veteran and bona fide member of our association. She also served her terms as an ex-working committee member. We mourn her death. Our condolences go to his immediate family, relatives and friends.

We salute her spirit.

Senior Postmaster Examination on 31.12.11 :

Friday, 7 October 2011 0 comments

The Postal Directorate vide its notification No. A-34012/6/2011-DE dated 03.10.2011 announced about the conduct of the Senior Postmaster examination on 31.12.2011 . The following is the schedule for conducting the LDCE for promotion of Sr. Postmasters 2011.

Receipt of Application on plain paper from willing candidates with service details to decide his eligibility to DO /RO/CO/ Controlling unit.
Latest by 15.10.2011
2. Receipt of Application Form Kits by Nodal Officer DPS(HQ) from CMC
Latest by 21.10.2011
3. Receipt of Application Form Kits by DO /RO/ CO / Controlling unit from Nodal Officer of Circle for making available to the eligible candidates.
Latest by 25.10.2011
4. Last date for receipt of Application Form Kits at DO /RO/ CO / Controlling unit.
Latest by 02.11.2011
5. Receipt of duly filled in application forms by Nodal officers of the Circle sent by DO /RO/ CO / Controlling unit.
Latest by 05.11.2011
6. Despatch of duly filled in application forms by Nodal officer of the Circle to CMC.
Latest by 08.11.2011
7. Issue of Hall Permits by CMC to eligible candidates .
Latest by 05.12.2011
8. Date of Sr. Postmaster Examination

(No. A-34012/6/2011-DE dated 03.10.2011)

Next Meeting of Cadre Restructuring Commitee for Group 'C':


Next Meeting of Cadre Restructuring Commitee for Group 'C' will be held on 12.10.2011 at Dak Bhawan.

Do you have seen our ''PUJA PARICRAMA-2011''?

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 0 comments

If the answer of the above question is 'NO', then you are definitely missing something ! Just click on the 'Puja Paricrama - 2011' tab and enjoy the superb photos of various Puja's of South & North Kolkata. Surely you will like it. So, don't waste your time, just click on it !


Monday, 3 October 2011 0 comments

Subject: - Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2011.

No. 1(14)/2011-E-II (B) dated 3rdOctober, 2011 (Ministry of Finance)

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No.1(2)/2011-E-II(B) dated 24th March, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced form the existing rate of 51% to 58% with effect from 1st July, 2011.
2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II (B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3. The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.
4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Audit General of India.
(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary
to the Government of India

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