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Now, Posts Offices can do Employment registration

JODHPUR: Post offices will now be acting as employment exchange for the unemployed youth. After the success of the pilot projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the project has been extended two nine more postal circles of the country, including Rajasthan. 

To begin with, Employment Registration Centres will be opened at the post offices under all these postal circles very shortly, where the interested unemployed youths will be able to get themselves registered. 

"This registration can be done by the youths on the portal of National Career Service by approaching post offices, where they will be charged of Rs 15 for registration, Rs 5 for updating job seeker profile and Rs 10 for getting printout of application form," said Krishna Kumar Yadav, director of postal services, Rajasthan Western Region, Jodhpur.

He said that once they are registered on this portal, they will have an access to the rich repository of career content on over 3,000 of occupations across 52 sectors with aplenty employment job opportunities matching with the skills and qualifications of the youths. 

The portal will not only provide job matching services in a highly transparent and user friendly manner but also build a bridge between a net-connected urban areas and non-connected rural areas, helping the youth to avail facility to register for employment at their doorstep hassle free.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between department of posts and ministry of labour and employment to leverage post offices as employment registration centres early this year, following which, a pilot project had been rolled out in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Circles in February this year.

Yadav said that the necessary training with regard to above project, has been imparted to the staff and on getting formal inauguration date, the registration will begin at all the post offices of the Rajasthan Circle.

Apart from Rajasthan, the project comprises Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East Postal Circles whereas the remaining circles will be covered during the next phase of project.

Signing of Tripartite MOU for broadband services to Post Offices

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology 

28-April-2017 17:35 IST

Signing of Tripartite MOU for broadband services to Post Offices

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today among BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL for providing broadband connectivity of BharatNet to Post Offices in rural areas. The MoU signed under the chairmanship of Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha is the first tri-partite agreement to provide broadband connectivity to about 1.3 lakh, post offices in rural areas and 25,000 sub-post offices for high speed internet connectivity to the rural masses.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sinha said that the first phase of connecting about one lakh Gram Panchayats is nearing its completion and in the remaining one and a half lakh Gram Panchayats 100 mbps broadband connectivity will be completed by December, 2018. In reply to a question, the Minister said that BharatNet is one of the 9 pillars of realising the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India.

Shri Sinha said that provision of citizen services is the focus of BharatNet and in the agreement signed today, BSNL is the service provider, that would provide broadband services, the cost of setting up of infrastructure and the operational expenses would be paid by the Department of Posts. Since the BharatNet is the National Network, BBNL would facilitate and coordinate this entire operation. In future, MoUs with other Government Departments are also proposed to be signed.

Shri A N Nanda is appointed as Secretary, Department of Posts

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Anant Narayan Nanda, IPoS (1982) as Secretary, Department of Posts, vice Shri Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar, IPoS (1981).

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The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance to examine the 7 th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister on 27.04.2017. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as Member Secretary. The Committee was set up in pursuance of the Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. 

The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance. The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel. 

As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railwaymen, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors, Nurses etc. The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7 th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

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