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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Retention of Excess Cash balance in Post Offices

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Shri Hari Pada Kora, a JTS officer of Indian Postal service, Group'A' allotted to Odisha Circle

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Corrigendum to serial number 13(e) of schedule II of Schedule of Financial Powers of Department of Posts

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The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises gets ISO 9001: 2008 Certificate

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, demonstrating the Ministry’s mission of promoting the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with dedication and commitment. 

Speaking on the occasion Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises expressed happiness over this accomplishment and stated it is a matter of pride that the Ministry is one of the first in Government of India to be awarded ISO certification. He appreciated the hard work put in by the officers and staff to align the systems and procedures with the requirements of ISO standards. He further stated that implementation of ISO standards will enable the Ministry to identify areas for improvement and also bring in transparency and accountability in the functioning. 

Cabinet Secretariat had issued Guidelines to all Ministries/Departments for obtaining ISO Certification. Accordingly, this Ministry had started the preparations in December 2013 by constituting a Management Committee to give direction and momentum to the implementation of ISO 9001:2008. Several rounds of training were imparted to the Ministry’s personnel and the Quality Manuals were prepared in line with the ISO requirements. 

During implementation of ISO 9001: 2008 standards, the Ministry was able to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for its functions and activities and compare and benchmark these standard operating procedures with other similar organizations in Government of India, states, private sector or international organizations. 

The award of ISO 9001:2008 certification indicates that the Ministry has implemented a quality management system that enables it to consistently provide services that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. 

TUV India Ltd was engaged as the Certifying Body for audit of Quality Management Systems of the Ministry as per ISO Standards. Subsequent to the successful completion Stage1 and 2 Audit in September, 2014, the Certifying Body has awarded ISO 9001: 2008 Certificate to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. 

Implementation of ISO 9001: 2008 standards will help the Ministry to identify areas for improving functioning and also bring in transparency and accountability in the operations of government machinery. 


CHQ News:-Conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014

It is learnt that LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts and LGO examinations 2014 which were postponed by Directorate vide memo No. A.34012/04/2014-DE dated 23rd September 2014 are likely to be held on following dates. 

1. Inspector Posts Examination : 22-11-2014 and 23-11-2014

2. LGO Examination 23-11-2014 (Sunday)

Suggestions for review of Staff Benovolent Fund Regarding

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Proposed amendment in IAS (Probation) Rules-1954-regarding

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Uploading of RTI replies on the respective website of Ministry/Department.

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Result of PO & RMS Accountant Examination-2014 of Odisha Circle held on 25-05-2014

UPU News:-A visual tour of World Post Day

Check out UPU's presentation on Storify for World Post Day highlights around the world.
This year's celebrations, including the UPU’s 140th anniversary, have been reflected in social media everywhere.
Have a look at the various events organized by Posts around the world to raise awareness of the postal sector’s role in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives.