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......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS ..................... 4th All India Conference of AIPEU GDS - 8th & 9th October 2022 -- Kasaragod - Kerala ......


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Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Rationalization of Parcel Insurance Rates ....... (20-06-2022)


Dak Karmayogi: E-Learning Platform launched by Union Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and MoS Shri Devusinh Chauhan today .. 28-06-2022 -- PIB

Dak Karmayogi: E-Learning Platform launched by Union Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and MoS Shri Devusinh Chauhan today

‘Dak Karmayogi’ portal to enhance competencies of about 4 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks & Departmental employees

Portal to enable trainees to access uniform standardized training content to enable them to effectively deliver a number of G2C services for enhanced customer satisfaction

Meghdoot Awards conferred to recognize the good performance of employees of Department of Posts

Posted On: 28 JUN 2022 4:43PM by PIB Delhi


This portal has been developed ‘In-House’ under vision of ‘Mission Karmayogi’, which was conceptualized by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with a view to bring efficiency in actions of all the employees of Government of India and transforming efficiency of bureaucracy with ‘Minimum Government’ and ‘Maximum Governance’.

 ‘Dak Karmayogi’ portal will enhance the competencies of about 4 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks & Departmental employees by enabling the trainees to access the uniform standardized training content online or in blended campus mode to enable them to effectively deliver a number of G2C services for enhanced customer satisfaction. On successful completion of final summative assessment, a system generated course completion certificate will be sent on trainee’s registered email ID automatically. Trainees can give their feedback, ratings and suggestions for each and every video and other learning content so that necessary enrichment can be ensured.

Department of Posts has been imparting training to its employees through its network of 10 Postal Training Centres/Regional Training Centre and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy (RAKNPA), a Central Training Institute. However, with the launch of this portal, Departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks will be able to avail training ‘Any-time, Any-where’ and upgrade their Attitude, Skill and Knowledge (ASK), as per their convenience. The portal is expected to go a long way in being an enabler in providing better services by upgrading employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks.

To recognise the good performance of employees of Department of Posts and motivate them to maintain or improve their good workMeghdoot Awards were also conferred in eight different categories by Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology and Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications during the event.

Following employees of Department of Posts have been conferred with Meghdoot awards for the year 2021:

(i) Sh. Ashok Kumar Sahoo, GDS BPM, Cuttack South Division, Odisha Circle – He has been playing a key role in creating financial awareness among the public, and encouraging them to open accounts under Post Office Savings Bank and India Post Payments Bank. His contribution in insuring lives of rural people under Rural Postal Life Insurance is commendable.

(ii) Sh. Prem Lal, Mail Runner, Mandi Division, Himachal Pradesh Circle – He is working as Mail Runner in Udaipur Shalgran Mail Line of Lahual which covers distance of 32 kilometers in difficult terrain with an altitude of more than 9000 feet above mean sea level. It is snowbound for major part of the year and is known to have avalanches during winter. While moving on this line, fraught with risk and danger, Shri Prem Lal uninterruptedly completes his daily to and fro journey.

(iii) Sh. Dhananjay T, Postal Assistant, Circle Office, Karnataka Circle – His idea of modification of value of ‘Maximum Transmission Unit’ has helped in enhancing performance of Finacle at lower bandwidth. He has developed software tools for online premia payment of Postal Life Insurance (PLI), Incentive payments, monitoring Net Accretion of PLI premium, which made PLI operations user-friendly.

(iv) Sh. Vijender Singh Rana, Technical Supervisor, Mail Motor Service, Delhi Circle – He made significant contribution in development of ‘workshop tools’ for repair of CNG vehicles. Innovative approach in mechanical modification of vehicles has proved to be highly useful in MMS operations.

(v) Sh. Sandeep Gundu Kadgaonkar, ASP, Goa Region, Maharashtra Circle – He adopted ‘cluster approach’ for monitoring which resulted in higher level of achievement of revenue targets and operational efficiency. He ran special campaign ‘Suvarnkanya’ for 100% coverage of eligible girls under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana.

(vi) Sh. Randhir Kumar, Assistant Director, Circle Office, Bihar Circle – He has been instrumental in providing Micro-ATM facility at doorsteps of common people through ‘Aadhar Enabled Payment System’. He motivated the staff to implement technology projects, expand coverage of Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).

(vii) Sh. Challa Sri Nagesh, Deputy Manager, CEPT, Hyderabad – He has developed ‘D-Cube’ software which is used for disbursement of MGNREGS wages to beneficiaries. He contributed immensely in development of Gramin Dak Sevak online engagement portal.

(viii) Smt. K. Kalaivani, Assistant Director, Southern Region, Madurai, Tamil Nadu Circle – She played lead role in the migration of Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) operations to Core Banking Solution and implementation of McCamish in Post Offices. She also developed rigorous monitoring mechanism to ensure disposal of grievances in time bound manner.

Meghdoot Award was introduced in the year 1984. This is the highest award of Department of Posts at National level for overall performance and excellence. This award is conferred in eight categories. Awardees are conferred with medallion, certificate and cash award of Rs. 21,000/-.



(Release ID: 1837609)


Study material for PA / SA/ Postman / MTS exams ... Com.K.V.Sridharan


Provision of Digital Payment Solution at PoS Counters ... (27-06-2022)


SB Order No.10 of 2022 :: Regarding roll out of RICT CBS version 2.0.1 in RICT CBS devices from 27-06-2022 ....


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Postal Department at stake.... poster


//copy// courtesy:: Kerala Circle  

Meeting with GDS unions in Directorate ... 23-06-2022

A meeting with GDS union's Representatives regarding membership verification in GDS cadre in Directorate today (23-06-2022).

The GDS Unions viz., AIPEU GDS, AIGDSU & NUGDS participated in the meeting. BGDKS did not attend. 

Department proposed to conduct the GDS membership verification by adopting technology as there is feasible accessibility network in all parts of the country.

Other two GDS union Representatives  expressed their views in a different way.

On behalf of AIPEU GDS, we expressed our view that in view of check off system, collection of declaration from the member is our priority. But as the issue is being delayed badly so we have cleared that what ever the methodology adopted by the Department, we are ready to participate in the verification process. Further requested to take a decision to commence the process of verification as early as possible.







Fraternally yours,

Monday, June 20, 2022


PJCA :: Lunch hour demonstration on 22-06-2022

All CHQ Office bearers,
All Circle Secretaries,
All Mahila Committee Members,
All Division / Branch Secretaries,

    As you all are aware that the Department is launching new schemes and policies like introduction of Dak Mitra, Common Service Centre's, RTN, Decentralisation of PAOs and now has ordered the migration of POSB to IPPB, which is an indication of Corporatisation of the Department. 

    Recommendations of the Task Force Committee are being implemented forcibly behind the curtains. 

    Postal JCA (NFPE - FNPO & AIPEUGDS - NUGDS) has given a clarion call to hold Lunch hour Demonstration at all work places on 22-6-2022, a resolution is to be passed and sent to the Authorities . 

    Draft resolution to be sent along with the circular is posted below .

         All  are requested to kindly observe the call with utmost sincerity and send the resolution to the Authorities.


AIPEUGDS :: Visakhapatnam Division (Andhra Pradesh Circle) Conference .. (19-06-2022)

The Joint Biennial Divisional Conference of AIPEU GrC., AIPEU PM & MTS  and AIPEUGDS  has been held on 19-06-2022. Com.A.P.Papaiah, President & Com.M.Srinivasarao, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS attended and graced the conference ... 

The leaders of NFPE viz., Com.Sridharbabu, C/S., Gr.C., Com.Ch.Vidyasagar, C/S., P4., Senior Com.S.Dass and many others were also attended and graced the meeting.

AIPEU GDS :: Aurangabad Divsion (Maharashtra Circle) Divisional Conference (19=-6=2-22)

A joint biennial Divisional Conference of AIPEU GrC., AIPEU PM & MTS  and AIPEU GDS has been held on 19-06-2022. 

Com.Rajkumar Atkare, Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle attended and graced the conference. 

DoP :: SoP for Procurement and Sale of Parcel Packaging Material in Department of Posts (16-06-2022)


Department of Posts - (Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant) Recruitment Rules, 2022 ... Gazette Notification dtd.17-06-2022 ......



SB order No.06 of 2022 - dtd.20-06-2022 ...............



Friday, June 17, 2022

IPPB - SB deposit interest rates w.e.f 01-06-2022 .................


Com. K. Adinarayana .... remembering on their 19th death anniversary .... (17th June)


On their 19th death anniversary we are remembering Com K.Adinarayana  with profound  honour and tributes. He will be ever remembered by the middle class employees and workers, postal employees in particular. His life was a saga of struggle and sacrifice. We feel proud to express that Com K.Adinarayana was our leader, friend, philosopher and guide. Strengthening NFPE / Confederation and also building up united movement against the policies and also the class politics behind the policies of the present C.Govt we want to extend actual honour to Com.Adinarayana. 
Red Salute to Com Adinarayana. 
  Long live Com K Adinarayana.                     

National Federation of Postal Employees ( NFPE)


NFPE :: Federal Executive meeting on 16-06-2022 .....

PJCA :: Lunch hour demonstrations on 22-06-2022 .....


Regarding Electricity meters in Post Offices -- DO letter dtd.14-06-2022


PJCA :: Letter dtdd.15-06-2022 on 'Proposed disastrous changes in Postal Department with an eye to Corporatizaton ....


Wednesday, June 15, 2022


AIPEU GDS :: Gudiwada Division (A.P Circle) conference ...

The joint biennial Divisional Conferenc of AIPEU GrC & AIPEUGDS has been held on 12-06-2022 in Nuzivid. 

AIPEU GDS :: Assam & North East Circle Conferences in Dibrugarh ...

The Joint Circle Conference of NFPE Postal & RMS Employees  Unions of Assam & North East Circle has been held from 09th to 11th June in Dibrugarh .........

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

DoP :: Modernization Project IT-2.0 .................. (Cabinet has approved IT Project 2.0 on January 19, 2022 for an out lay of Rs.5785 Crore to be incurred for a period of 8 years from 2022- 2203 to 2029-2030 .

Role of Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT) under DoP IT Modernization Project 2.0 

Setting up of Project Management Committee (PMCs) under DoP IT Modernization Project 2.0 

CLICK HERE  for details (3 pages)

DoP IT Modernization project 2.0  - Structural design -- (Cabinet approved on 19-01-2022) 

CLICK HERE  for details (19 slides - PPT file)

Solution Architecture ...

CLICK HERE  for details (9 pages)

Thursday, June 9, 2022


PNOP- Parcel Network Optimization Project- a India Post Project .....

PNOP is a project of the Department of Post which was started on 17.08.2018. The full form of the PNOP is Parcel Network Optimization Project.

The main aim of PNOP project is to establishment of a network in between all Parcel Hub of the Department of Post in India. The PNOP was undertaken by the Department of Posts to streamline parcel operations to make them predictable, reliable, and efficient by standardization in the processes across the country so that all parcel sorting centers function in the same manner as consistency in operations ensures better monitoring and reporting.

These Parcel Hubs are categories as per L1 and L2. There are 57 L1 Parcel Hub and 137 L2 Parcel Hub available in India as per PNOP Project. L1 Parcel Hub will close bags to all other L1 Parcel Hubs of the country and for L2 Parcel Hubs of within circle and delivery post office mapped with L1 Parcel hub.

Post office mapped with L1 or L2 parcel hub will prepare two separate bags. i.e. TD and NTD bag as per the PNOP project of India Post. 

Required Operational area for a parcel hub as per PNOP

1. Upto 500 parcels processed in a parcel hub in a shift/set is called very small category and it should have 500 sqr feet operational area.

2. 500 to 1500 parcels processed in a parcel hub in a shift/set is called small category and it should have 1500 sqr feet operational area.

3. 1500 to 3000 parcels processed in a parcel hub in a shift/set is called medium category and it should have 3000 sqr feet operational area.

4. 3000 to 8400 parcels processed in a parcel hub in a shift/set is called large category and it should have 8456 sqr feet operational area.

Retail Booking of Parcel as per PNOP

Customers to provide Self-Declaration of Parcel content.

Parcel details to be captured in the system.

Complete recipient address to be entered.

Value of parcel to be entered for commercial shipments.

Parcel dimensions to be measured and entered.

IP enabled weighing machine to be used wherever applicable for weighing parcels.

Chargeable weight calculated by the system.

Parcel related documents to be placed in a pouch to be pasted on each parcel.

System generated routing information to be pasted on the parcel

Parcels to be segregated by mode of shipment (Air/Surface) and further segregate by TD/ NTD.

Use of sure lock to seal parcel bags in POS system upon scanning of barcode on sure lock.

Automated transfer of bag manifest (bag level parcel details) from POS to Speed Net/Parcel Net now CSI SAP/Backoffice.

Work of sorting as per PNOP

Parcels pick up scan at customer location using SIM-based remote scanners.

Scanning of all parcels/bags at the time of unloading from vehicles.

The program assisted in sorting of the article based on article pin code.

Pin code data entry for parcels in which data is not available.

DWS/SWS machine to be used to find chargeable weight for e-commerce parcels.

Direct bagging of large parcels to last mile delivery center .

Separate area for processing return parcels.

Return article sorted with other articles once returns processing done.

Bag closed using barcoded sure lock tightened, bag weighed, routing label printed using thermal printer & to be pasted on sure lock flap.

System generated Delivery Bill for destination facility.

Automated transfer of Delivery Bill to destination facility.

Bag level expectancy created at destination facility.

Automated reconciliation of bags and parcels upon receipt at PO.

Data to be entered for parcels for which data is not available.

Sorting for delivery.

Primary sorting of parcels into areas.

Secondary sorting of parcels beat-wise for each area.

All parcel products to be sorted together for one beat.

Parcels scanned and kept in bag sequentially as per stops in each beat

Delivery slip printed containing all info pre-printed - tracking ID, product type, COD amount/any other collectible amount (customs duty), full address of the consignee, consignee contact number (Mobile).

Delivery slip-on Mobile phone/ handset for postmen.

Daily system-generated “Reattempt List” report.

Secured cage to hold undelivered parcels.

The delivery process as per PNOP

System generated “Out for Delivery” message sent to the consignee.

Delivery status update.

Successful deliveries updated on Delivery Slip / Mobile app & consignee signature is taken.

Non-delivery updated on physical Delivery Slip/ Mobile App, Pre-printed labeled sticker pasted on parcel next to address label denoting reason of non-delivery.

Non delivery reason updated in system by scanning parcel bar code of all undelivered parcels.

Reattempt date to be updated in system.

Consignee/ shipper to be contacted in incorrect / incomplete delivery address.

System generated COD list with beat-wise cash collected against each COD parcel delivered.

Daily “Parcel On-Hold” Inventory Reconciliation Scan - system prompts parcels due for return.

“RTS” Scan for return articles to reverse Origin and Destination in system.

Return parcels bagged together with forwarding parcels & sent to the mapped processing center.

Parcel Processing strategy at Parcel Hubs as per PNOP

End to End Security.

Pilferage/abstraction – major challenge in Parcel Operation.

Poor quality of bags and seals.

Need for securing processing hubs.

End to end scan information including transit - TMOs/Sections

Specifications of new improved bags and plastic seal finalized.

Procurement of bags and secure plastic seals.

Development of Inventory management for bag accounting.

CCTV, access control protocol – to be implemented as part of PNOP.

Secure packaging options for parcels at POs & e-com booking centers.

Scanning of bags at Sections/Railway platform –for bag reconciliation. 

What is PNOP Dashboard of India Post?

PNOP Dashboard is an online dashboard developed by CEPT, Mysore for better monitoring of the PNOP project activities by the Parcel Directorate.

The main purpose of this dashboard is to Monitor Civil works of all parcel hubs, procurement of standardized equipment for parcel hubs operationalization of Parcel Hubs, and Nodal Delivery Centres(NDC).  

The Dashboard is actually updated by the Circles or Divisions regularly on day to day basis and it is monitored by the Directorate. Here I am also sharing the link to PNOP Dashboard for your quick reference.

PNOP Dashboard

The above PNOP project Dashboard for PNOP IndiaPost works in Sify as well as broadband by using user ID and password shared to the Circles/Regions.

Further, PNOP Dashboard has the option to update RTN (Road Transport Network) movements. The Directorate will be monitoring the stage-wise movements of RTNs, whether they are adhering to the time, schedule, etc.

Norms as per PNOP

Here I am sharing the norms as per the PNOP project. Kindly check below all the norms of PNOP.

1. Bagging- 1 minute per bag

2. (i) Parcel Bag Dispatch scan & (ii) Parcel bag facility in- scan 4 Bags per minute

3. (i) Parcel SWS Weighment & (ii) Parcel exception scan- 6 parcels per minute
4. Booking Parcels- 48 parcels per hour

5. Sorting & bagging at a mixed station- 150 parcels per hour

6. (i) when Parcel bag opening, parcel receipt scan & primary sorting activity is done at the bag opening table & (ii) Bag opening, parcel scanning, and sector sorting & (iii) Secondary sorting of parcels & bagging- 250 parcels per hour

7. Parcel bag opening as per PNOP concept when only bag opening & parcel receipt scan activity is done at the bag opening table- 350 parcels per hour

8. Sorting of bags for post-sort staging- 360 Bags per hour

9. Primary sorting of parcels- 700 parcels per hour

10. Parcel facility in-scan- 720 parcels per hour

11. Parcel feeding on an automated sorter- 1200 parcels per hour



DoP :: Methodology for rounding off CGST, SGST, UTGST & IGST .... (08-06-22)


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Homage to Dada Ghosh on his 61st death anniversary!

Com. Bhupendra Nath Ghosh (B. N. Ghosh) who was respectfully called Dada Ghosh by the P and T Fraternity and the First Secretary General of National Federation of P and T Employees (NFPTE) left us 61 years back on 7th June 1961.

Dada Ghosh was the Circle Secretary of the Postal and RMS Union, Bengal and Assam Circle during the II World War period and toured the conflict areas of Assam during the bombing by the Japanese and gave courage to the Postal workers to stick to their posts and continue duties. He lost his wife and son, while he was on the tour.

 As the first Secretary General of NFPTE, which was formed on 24th November 1954, he took initiative in forming the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers which along with AIRF and  AIDEF organised the historic 5 days strike in 1960 on the demand of Need Based Minimum Wage and DA according to cost of living index.

(He has written the history of the P and T Trade Union movement for the period 1939 to 1954).

Red salute to Com. Dada Ghosh on his death anniversary!

(Collected from the wall of V A N Namboodiri )

By Courtesy: Com. Santanu Nandy, All India President, R3