Wednesday, April 16, 2014

India Post POSTAL/SORTING ASSISTANT exam: Admit cards available on official website.

The admit cards for the India Postal Department written examination 2014 have been released. The exam is held for recruitment to 8243 vacant posts of Postal Assistant (PA) and Sorting Assistant (SA).
The exam is scheduled to be held on April 27 and May 4. Candidates appearing for the exam can download their admit cards from the official website.

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)              27-Apr 02:00PM to 04:00PM
Assam (12), Chhattisgarh (14), North East (25), Odisha (26)              27-Apr 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.
Update as on April 13, 2014
Tentative schedule for Postal Circle wise exams is as follows:
Exam Date Postal Circles

04-May              Jharkhand (20)

According to news reports a total of nearly twenty lakh candidates have applied for the mentioned recruitment and are waiting eagerly for the release of the admit card.
The India Post SA/PA 2014 written examination is going to be held at various locations on the dates given below:
  • Delhi, Rajasthan, Assam, North-East , Odisha: April 27, 2014
  • Jharkhand: May 4, 2014
In order to download the examination admit cards the candidates have to follow the given steps:
  • The candidates has to first log on to the official website:
  • Click on login option and enter their registration number and password
  • Click the link titled as India Post SA/PA 2014 exam admit card.
  • Enter Roll No, DOB as instructed.
  • India Post SA/PA 2014 exam admit card will appear on the screen.
Note: Incase the candidates come across any discrepancy in their admit cards they will have to notify the concerned authority immediately without fail. Also, candidates who paid their examination fee after April 1, 2014 are not eligible for the exam.
Exam pattern:
An aptitude test will be conducted for 100 marks covering subjects: General Knowledge, Mathematics, English and Analytical Skills. A computer/typing test for 30 minutes will also be held.
Important date:
Date of written exam: April 27, 2014 and May 4, 2014


Friday, April 4, 2014

Bandhan Financial, IDFC win banking licences, India Post in the queue.

Differentiated banking will make its debut in India with microfinance player Bandhan Financial Services (BFS) winning an in-principle approval to set up a bank. Infrastructure lender IDFC is the other aspirant to have made the cut, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a release on Wednesday. The central bank will hold consultations with the government on awarding a banking licence to India Post.
By selecting just two candidates this time around, the central bank would surely have left 23 others disappointed. They could, however, take heart from the fact that RBI governor Raghuram Rajan believes licences should be given more regularly or ‘on tap’ and can try their luck again.
While the need to further financial inclusion — a priority for the central bank — makes an MFI like Bandhan an obvious choice, IDFC’s skills as a specialised lender to the infrastructure space would have tilted the scales in its favour at a time when banks are struggling to recover loans to the sector. As Shikha Sharma, managing director & chief executive officer, Axis Bank, pointed out, “Infrastructure is critical for the country and we need strong and stable institutions to make the build-out happen.” Sharma welcomed the new entrants, saying, “It’s always good to have good competition.”

Release of Meghdoot Update 7.9.1 for handling of Parcels.


Brief Description

On 29.11.2013, ParcelNet Update has been released in order to

a) deal with the new Parcel products viz., Express Parcels and Business Parcels.

b) have end to end electronic data in respect of Registered Parcels, Express Parcels and Business Parcels.

c) Automate the operations of Parcel Hubs/Express Parcel Hubs

Consequent to the original release on 29.11.2013, the ParcelNet update has been modified 4 times in order to provide additional features OR to rectify the issues noticed in implementation.

Now due to the following major modifications, ParcelNet Update is being released which is called as Update 9.1 to Meghdoot 7.0

a) Option to re-transmit booking information of COD articles

b) As per Directorate letter no. 30-7/2012-D dated 11-12-2013, Registered Book Packets, Registered Book Packets (Printed Papers), Registered Book Packets (Periodicals), Registered Sample Packet, Registered Blind Literature Packet have to be booked using the Parcel Barcodes.

c) Enquiry/Tracking option in BNPL Parcel, Despatch and Postman modules

d) Disaster Recovery option to deal with COD articles which are manually delivered and amount transmitted through eMO/Service Money Order/VPMO etc.

e) Disaster Recovery option to deal with Returned COD articles for which booking data was not available.

f) Allowing booking and delivery of Express Parcels only by the authorized offices

Besides the above changes in ParcelNet, necessary changes have been made to the eMO applications in order to transmit the data of IFS Money Orders paid, immediately without waiting for Window Submit Account in Postman module. Therefore, the Post Office cannot modify the Window eMO paid amount once it is shown as paid.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Newly Appointed Postal Assistant Salary as on date .

Postal Assistant Salary is higher than newly appointed bank clerk and Its more lucrative for aspirants who looks for government job. It became the first option as salary is concerned.

Now a notification is published by the Department of Posts, Government of India in connection with candidates are called for the post of POSTAL ASSISTANTS for the vacancies of 2013-2014. After their selection for the post of POSTAL ASSISTANTS they will be appointed in the scale of pay in Pay Band 5200-20200 with Grade Pay 2400.
Let us know How much of Gross pay as on 01.01.2014 will be drawn by the newly appointed Postal Assistant.

Basic pay - Rs.7510

Grade Pay - Rs.2400

Dearness Allowance @ 100% - Rs.9910.00

House Rent Allowance @ 10% (BP+GP) - Rs.991.00

Transport Allowance (Rs.800+100%) - Rs.1600.00

Gross - Rs. 22411.00

Basic Pay - Rs. 7510.00

Grade Pay - - Rs. 2400.00

Dearness Allowance @ 100% - Rs. 9910.00

House Rent Allowance @ 30% (BP+GP) - Rs.2973.00

Transport Allowance (Rs.1600+100%) Rs. 3200.00

Gross - Rs. 25993.00

Basic Pay - Rs. 7510.00

Grade Pay - Rs. 2400.00

Dearness Allowance @ 100% - Rs. 9910.00

House Rent Allowance @ 30% (BP+GP) - Rs .1982.00

Transport Allowance (Rs.800+100%) - Rs.1600.00

Gross - Rs. 23402.00

Apart from this you can draw hill station allowance if you are posted in the hill stations.
If you searching a job, apply immediately for PA/ SA exam :

Courtesy :

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chrome Remote Desktop app.

Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to set up your computer for secure remote access. This includes setting up your computer so that you can access it later from another machine; or you can also use the app to let a friend remotely access your computer temporarily, perfect for times when you need help solving a computer problem.

Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on every computer you want to access remotely and every computer you'd like to connect from.
  1. Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Click Add to Chrome to install the app.
  3. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Add.
Once the app has been added, a new tab will open and the app's icon Chrome Remote Desktop App will appear in the Apps section of the page. If you're using a Chrome device, you can find the app in the apps list.
When you open Chrome Remote Desktop app for the first time, you’ll be asked to authorize it to take the following actions:
  • See your email address
  • See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers
  • Receive and send chat messages (this is how we get the two computers to “talk” to each other)
  • Perform these actions while you're not using the application (for when you want to access your own computer remotely)

Instruction to Circles for digitization of data .

Thursday, March 20, 2014

R Net communication 4.0-String or Binary data would be truncated error solution.

After COD we have faced many Issues in Postman , Despatch, Treasury and Sub accounts. Now days in many Sub offices are dealing CODs without any Issues.

In Some offices while running R Net Communication it shows an error message as String or binary data would be truncated. The Statement has been terminated.

It may problem with COD Article Message data. Some times articles were booked without Prescribed format in Addressee Name / Addressee address.  Those Messages are received at in Delivery Office by R Net Communication RXD Folder.

But R Net Communication was not able to Unzip/Unload the Received data due to Incorrect format/Syntax.
So not able to upload and It shows an error message as String or binary data would be truncated.

 Download the latest R Net communication.exe and  will copy it in the folder path.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

India Post open to e-commerce prospects.

As tier-II and III cities in India open up more to electronic retailing, India Post wants to exploit this opportunity by providing e-commerce players last mile connectivity to their customers.
India Post (also known as Department of Posts) wants to restructure/re-build its parcel network, operations and delivery set up to meet the needs of e-commerce players to cater to their need for transportation and delivery of parcels/packets.
The Department, which comes under the administrative control of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, has 1,39,086 post offices in its network. These post offices provide the last mile delivery link for parcels by reaching out to customers at their doorsteps.
With the help of a consultant, the Department, according to its project document, will examine its existing network in terms of its utility/relevance vis-à-vis the new business opportunities (e-commerce) and emerging clientele and how to make it more effective.
This move comes as e-commerce driven transportation and delivery of parcels and packets is emerging as the new growth engine for the courier, express and parcel market the world over and India.
The network building/optimisation exercise for parcels will enable India Post to improve quality of service, helping it to tap the opportunities offered by e-commerce.
According to its Book of Information, India Post’s parcel product, including speed post and express parcel post, traffic saw a 43 per cent jump in 2011-12 to 40 crore against 28 crore in the previous year.
According to industry body Assocham, India’s e-commerce market increased from about $2.5 billion in 2009 to $16 billion in 2013 and is expected to touch $56 billion by 2023.
(This article was published on March 16, 2014)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Indiapost Locality based Pincode Search.

Indiapost introduced locality based Pincode search.

Option is provided in indiapost site.




Disclaimer:- All Information provided in this post are Compiled by A. Praveen Kumar, SPM, Papannapet SO-502303, Andhra Pradesh  for in good faith of Postal Assistant Exam Aspirants. Author of blog does not accepts any responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents.

General Awareness is an Integral part of most of the competitive exams and it Comprises of current finance and economy, Geographical, social, cultural aspects at national and international level. The fact that makes it a challenge to prepare is its unlimited range of questions. 
General awareness is considered a big challenge by the aspirants due to is large range of questions. It is believed that you cannot prepare it completely as there are so many things happening around and you can’t remember them all. I am receiving many mails from aspirants asking how to tackle this big hurdle. The solution is simple, Stay Updated!!

Although we accept it is challenging but it may be a great decider of your success if prepared properly. Last year the deciding factor between Postal Assistant Job getters and losers was "General knowledge". Previous year, most of the aspirants scored more than 20 marks in every part i.e. Arithmetic, Reasoning, and General English but failed to secure qualifying marks (10 marks) in GK.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Data Profiling Tool Dated 06/03/2014.


  While accessing the IPS web site 
error comes.

"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

Clarification from CEPT Mysore is given below.

    The IPS system is upgraded to 2013 version and in the new upgraded version there is no web client software. UPU needs to provide the same and the issue is being pursued with UPU for providing the IPS web client. But in fact, the non-availability of IPS web client will not hamper the uploading of delivery particulars of International Articles in the IPS system provided the delivery details are uploaded in the Speed Net / R Net as at present whatever data is entered in Speednet client / R-net client application, the same is being exchanged with IPS System.

Monday, March 3, 2014

India Post opens 2 ATMs in Delhi, 2800 more pan-India by March 2015.

NEW DELHI: Postal bank savings account holders in Delhi can now avail of ATM services as India Post today launched automated teller machines at two locations here.
The department will open 2,800 more such ATMs by March 2015 which is part of its core banking system (CBS) project.
The initiative is part of modernisation project under which around 1.6 lakh post offices will be equipped with core banking system by 2015, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said while launching ATM at ITO post office. The other ATM has been opened at Kashmere Gate PO.

Friday, February 28, 2014

India’s first post office savings bank ATM inaugurated in Chennai.

 Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday inaugurated the country’s first post office savings bank ATM at the Head Post Office in Thyagaraya Nagar here. The ATM was part of an Information Technology (IT) modernisation project of the Department of Posts.
Mr. Chidambaram said a total of Rs. 4909 crore had been allotted for the modernisation in the interim budget. “The launching of the ATM was a step towards making the department a completely technology oriented one,” he said adding that the Core Banking Solutions (CBS) scheme would benefit as much as 1,55,000 post offices.
Mr. Chidambaram said the ATM would run on a trial basis for six months. Afterwards, it would become an interoperable where cards of other banks could be used.
Commenting on the future of post offices in the IT era where sending letters and post cards had become a rarity, Mr. Chidambaram said the department was inventing new strategies to keep itself on the growth trajectory. For parcel services, people still preferred the post office, he observed.
Secretary of Department of Posts Padmini Gopinath said about 2800 such ATMs would be installed by end of 2015. Sixty-two post offices covering 64 lakh accounts had already migrated to CBS. “Over 26,840 post offices will adopt CBS by 2016. All account holders will be provided with an ATM card,” Ms. Padimini said. She said the department was also toying with the idea of starting e-commerce services in rural areas to improve its earnings. 

courtesy:The hindu.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Notification for Direct Recruitment of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam (PA/SA) 2013-2014.

 To view the revised procedure, scheme and syllabus for filling up of the post of Postal/sorting assistant click the below link



 Centralised notification has been published by Recruitment Division of Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology vide their letter No. F. No. A-34012/10/2014-DE dated 21-02-2014. Last Recruitment for PA/SA was called during August 2012 for filling up the vacancies for 2011 and 2012. Examination was held in different phases during April 2013 to September 2013 and results were published during October-December 2013. Now this notification is for filling up the vacancies for 2013 and 2014.
The detailed notification read as follows:
 Applications are invited from the eligible applicants for filling up of posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants/Postal Assistants (Savings Bank Control organization)/Postal Assistants (Foreign Post Organization)/Postal Assistants (Returned Letter Offices)/Postal Assistants (Mail Motor Services) And Postal Assistants (Circle And Regional Offices) for the year 2013-2014 in 22 Postal Circles in the Country in the Pay Band 5200-20200 with 2400 Grade Pay + other admissible allowances for the years 2013-2014.
Age limit: 18-27 years:
(a) For General Category (Unreserved Applicants ) the applicable relaxation is provided to persons belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-servicemen Candidates as per the extant orders. The age limit will be as on 27/03/2014
Educational Qualification:- (1) 10+2 standard or 12th class pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams).
(2) The applicants should have studied local language of the State or Union Territory of the concerned Postal Circle or in Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation level or equivalent.
The aspiring candidates are requested to access the website:   for further details like vacancies, eligibility criteria, details of fee etc. The Applications are to be submitted on line and the last date for registration of applications on line is 23:59 Hours of 27th March, 2014.
Further details will be published in this blog very soon. 

Click Here to see letter of Recruitment Division of India Post in this regard.

Online REGISTRATION for PA/SA Direct Recruitment Exam 2014 STARTS from 00:00Hrs on Feb 26, 2014.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Clarification on submission of DET by Post offices migrated on CBS .

The clarification is given below.

This office has received several queries on the issue regarding submission of DET file by Post offices migrated on CBS platform.
This issue has been discussed with CEPT Mysore and the solution of issue is
“In Accounts MIS application, the Office can select their office as a Non-SB office. If the same is selected, then the DET file will get transmitted without SB data.
The offices which are migrated to CBS platform can select this option and transmit DET file.”
It is, therefore, requested to kindly make above modification in Account MIS so that such offices can transmit DET file.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

India Post to seek labour secretary help as IT firms refuse mail delivery.

CHENNAI: India Post plans to approach the state labour secretary to convene a meeting with heads of information technology companies in the city who are refusing to allow postmen to deliver mail at their offices. 

Mervin Alexander, post master general (Tamil Nadu), told TOI that appeals to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) to intervene in the matter were in vain and hundreds of letters were being returned daily as IT firms were refusing to cooperate with postal authorities.

"Several parents of IT company employees who live in rural areas without internet connection write letters to their children which are not allowed to be delivered to them," Alexander said. A Nasscom official said they were trying to sort out the problem. "We've called administration managers for a meeting of IT company heads to ensure employees do not miss mail," the official said.

Earlier, hundreds of 'rakhis', letters and articles sent by Speed Post to IT companies in Sholinganallur, Perungudi and Thoraipakkam were returned to India Post offices with the companies saying they did not have the men or machinery to distribute the items. India Post officials said more than 5,000 letters and parcels, many with credit and debit cards, Aadhaar cards and more than 1,500 rakhis, were lying in the Sholinganallur, Perungudi and Thoraipakkam post offices.

Alexander said this was a "gross violation of human rights". "How can companies stop their employees from receiving letters and rakhis?"

All post offices to start working on new technology by 2015 - Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

NEW DELHI, FEB 17:  All 1.55 lakh post offices will starting working using modern technology by next year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today.

“The IT modernisation project of the Department of Posts with outlay of Rs. 4,909 crore will be operational by 2015 in all 1.55 lakh locations,” the finance minister said.

The IT modernisation project with this outlay was approved by Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) in November 2012. It has to be implemented through eight projects which include core banking system technology, IT-based management at post offices, business intelligence system to analyse and project new business opportunity.

The project aims at increasing efficiency, quickening transactions and enhancing transparency at all 1.55 lakh post offices in the country.

Under the project all rural post offices are to be provided with 1,30,000 handheld devices which will come with smart card readers for financial transactions, solar panels for charging them, biometric readers for immediate identification and thermal printers for immediate printing of receipt.

The devices will enable post offices to deliver services at the door step of the customer.

The postal department has computerised about 25,000 departmental post offices but rural post offices will be provided handheld devices for digitising records.

(This article was published on February 17, 2014)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sanchay Post databases Consistency Issue and Solution .

While checking the POST database error shown below comes.

DBCC results for POST database :

CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 4 consistency errors in table 'DCL.rddflt' (object ID 30623152).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 1 consistency errors in table 'DCL.rdibb' (object ID 62623266).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 4 consistency errors in table 'DCL.rdindex' (object ID 94623380).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 2 consistency errors in table 'DCL.nomineeinfo' (object ID 130099504).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 22 consistency errors in table 'DCL.rdjrnl' (object ID 158623608).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 2 consistency errors in table 'DCL.nsc_other_office_certs' (object ID 610101214).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 37 consistency errors in table 'DCL.print_passbokdet' (object ID 1257823593).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 2 consistency errors in table 'DCL.nsc_addrbook' (object ID 1627152842).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 3 consistency errors in table 'DCL.ledger' (object ID 1925581898).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 8 consistency errors in table 'DCL.accountopen_through_agent' (object ID 1977058079).
CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 2 consistency errors in table 'DCL.rdbulk_ledger' (object ID 2146106686).

CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 87 consistency errors in database 'POST'.

Solution given by SDC chennai is given below.

The problem relates to corrupted tables in the POST database.

Take the backup of POST database.

Run the query given below from SQL Query Analyser after taking a backup. Run the queries one by one. On successful execution of first query, you run the second query. After running the second query run third query. For each set of queries, copy down the results and send it to us.

Also ensure that all users are logged out of sanchaypost.

sp_dboption 'post', 'single user', 'true'

dbcc checkdb ('post', REPAIR_REBUILD)

sp_dboption 'post', 'single user', 'false'

After this, once again run 'DBAnalyzer >> DB Utilities >> Check database consistency' for POST database and intimate results.