Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Submit tax saving proofs to your employer to prevent excess TDS


With your company's accounts department knocking on your door to submit income-tax saving proofs, it's time for you to gather all the relevant papers in one place. 

Since April 2016, the department would have been computing taxes on your salary based on the proposed investment declaration submitted by you earlier. 

The taxes deducted at source (TDS) are covered under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 making it the obligation of the employer to withhold taxes at the time of payment of salaries. 

Once the actual proof is submitted, the accounts department will compute the taxes based on the proofs of the actual investments made by you. And for that you will have to furnish the documentary evidence of having actually made the investments as per the investment declaration made earlier You can make tax-saving investments different from those declared by you earlier but the deduction from taxable income will be given only on the basis of the actuals submitted and not on the basis of the proposed declaration made earlier. 


The last date for such submissions varies, but most organisations would expect you to submit them by March 10, 2017. However, employers start asking for them in January (in this case Jan 2017) itself as they would like to start deducting tax at source on the basis of tax calculations based on actual investments from January.. This will also enable the employee to finalise tax adjustments, if any, in the balance months of the current financial year (2016-17).If taxes have been deducted in excess or less, accordingly, they will get deducted in the last 3 months of the FY. Do not wait till March as then there wont be any scope for finalising and one could see a huge tax burden in that month and less of take-home pay. 

The documents need not be attached or sent to Income-tax Department at the time of tax filing. Instead, it's the employer who has to receive them from employees and deduct tax accordingly. 

At times it is found that after taking into account the tax saving investments/expenditures, the tax already deducted by one's employer is in excess and cannot be adjusted in subsequent months. In such cases the excess TDS will reflect in the Form 16 and the refund will have to be claimed by you from the I-T Department by filing the appropriate income tax return. 

The important tax saving investment/expenditure proofs include 

Investments - Under Section 80C 

When it comes to investments such as Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) of mutual funds (MFs), life insurance, submit the ELSS fund statement, premium paid receipts respectively. For Public Provident Fund (PPF), if it is maintained with a bank or a post office, submit photocopies of the passbook showing all the transactions and the account details.In case of Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme and 5-year tax saving fixed deposit, the deposit receipt or a certificate from the bank has to be submitted to the employer. 

Tuition fees 

In case of tuition fees, submit photocopies of the school receipt carrying the schools' seal and signature of the receiver. 

First-time home buyers 

For the current financial year, Section 80EE allows tax benefits for first-time home buyers under which the benefit can be claimed on home loan interest. This deduction is over and above the Rs 2 lakh limit under Section 24 of the Income-tax Act. Hard copies of all the relevant documents have to be submitted. 

House Rent Allowance Exemption 

For those who claim HRA relief, the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the landlord is mandatory. This condition is not applicable for those whose rent payment is less than or equal to Rs 1 lakh per annum, i.e., Rs 8,333 per month. 

A copy of the lease rent agreement or declaration by the landlord in a prescribed format is to be submitted. Further, ownership proof of landlord of rented premises, which can be house tax receipt or the latest electricity bill or share certificate in case of co-operative society houses have to be submitted. The original rent receipts for the period April 2016 till date have to be provided. 

Housing loan repayment (principal) 

The certificate from a financial institution specifying the principal paid during April 2016 to March 2017 needs to be submitted. Ask the institution to mention the provisional amount for the last 2-3 months of the current financial year as equated monthly instalments (EMIs) would still be pending. 

Loss from housing property - interest on housing loan - self occupied 

The interest certificate from the bank or financial institution, specifying the break-up of interest and the principal amount for FY 2016-17 would be required. Possession/construction completion certificate are a must for availing the relief by some employers. Further, the date of loan taken and the date of possession are mandatory to avail the benefit. 

Loss from housing property - interest on housing loan - let out on rent 

If the house for which loan has been availed is let out, the same should be submitted with certificate from a financial institution specifying principal and interest paid during April 2016 to March 2017 (FY 2016-17). 

New Pension Scheme (NPS) 

There is no need to submit proof of actual Investments in case the investments in NPS is through Corporate Model or Employee Model as the same are recovered and deposited by company in your PRAN (Permanent Retirement Account Number) account. However, if you have opted for investment of Rs 50,000 under NPS on your own, i.e., outside salary, then submission of copies of PRAN card, NPS Transaction Statement for Tier 1 Account is necessary. 

Mediclaim premium 

Call up the insurer and ask him to send the statement for tax purpose under Section 80D. The premium should not be paid by cash and should be paid by cheque or digital transfer from the bank account. 

Conclusion 

It's better to get a confirmation on the actual requirement from your accounts department. Not all will be asking for all the above mentioned documents, while few others might have their own set of requirements. The documents, if not submitted within time, may make you end up with excess TDS which would have to be claimed as refund. Also, as a precaution, retain the original copies for personal income-tax assessment. 

Source:- The Economic Times

Holiday list for 2017 -West Bengal Postal Circle ( Except A&N Island & Sikkim )





Public Holidays declared under N I Act for Year 2017 --- issued by RBI , Kolkata




Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance [Audit] Department, 10th floor
“NABANNA”
Mandirtala, Howrah – 711 102

No. 5603-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.
NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 [XXVI of 1881], read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub[l] dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2017.


Birthday of Swami Vivekananda12th JanuaryThursday
Birthday of Netaji23rd JanuaryMonday
Republic Day26th JanuaryThursday
Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]1st FebruaryWednesday
Good Friday & Birth day of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar14th AprilFriday
** Bengali New Year’s Day15th AprilSaturday
May Day1st MayMonday
Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore9th MayTuesday
Id-Ul-Fitar26th JuneMonday
Independence Day15th August,Tuesday
** Id-Ud-Joha2nd SeptemberSaturday
Mahalaya19th SeptemberTuesday
Durgapuja
Mahasaptami27th SeptemberWednesday
Mahaastami28th SeptemberThursday
Mahanabami29th SeptemberFriday
** Vijaya Dasami30th SeptemberSaturday
Birthday of Gandhiji2nd OctoberMonday
Lakshmi Puja5th OctoberThursday
Kalipuja19th OctoberThursday
** Birthday of Guru Nanak4th NovemberSaturday
Christmas Day25th DecemberMonday


Note:
Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.
01. In the year 2017, the following festivals / occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I.Act and hence have not been included in the list of Holidays:
i) Doljatra12th MarchSunday
ii) Muharram1st OctoberSunday
02. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
03. General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification No. 5603-F[P2], dated 27.10.16 are to be followed in case of Muslim Festivals.


No. 5604-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.


In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 [XXVI of 1881], read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub[l] dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2017.
1. Yearly closing of Bank Account1st AprilSaturday
Note: The Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April ,2017 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.I. Act, under this Notification.


No. 5605-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.


The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2017, which are not declared to be public Holidays, the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed.
Shivaratri24th FebruaryFriday
Day after Doljatra [Holi]13th MarchMonday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt [for Darjeeling District only]13th JulyThursday
** Janmastami14th AugustMonday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja26th SeptemberTuesday
Additional day in connection with Durgapuja3rd OctoberTuesday
4th OctoberWednesday
Additional day for Lakshmipuja6th OctoberFriday
Additional day in connection with Kalipuja20th OctoberFriday
** Additional day in connection with Kalipuja & Bhatridwitya21st OctoberSaturday
** Fateha-Dwaz-Daham2nd DecemberSaturday
Note
i) In the year 2017, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I. Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:
New Year’s Day [2017 A.D.]1st JanuarySunday
Ekadashi of Durgapuja1st OctoberSunday
ii) The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.


No. 5606-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.


The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2017 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:
** Easter Saturday [for Christians only]15th AprilSaturday
** Baisakhi [for Sikh only]15th AprilSaturday
Buddha Purnima [for Buddhist only]10th MayWednesday
Sab-e-Barat [for Muslims only]12th MayFriday
Karam PujaTo be notified later on
Chhat Puja26th OctoberThursday


Note


i) In the year 2017, the following festivals / occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I. Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:
Mahabir Jayanti [for Jains only]9th AprilSunday
ii) The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.


GENERAL INSTURCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OPF HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS FOR THE MUSLIM FESTIVALS


01. No substitute holiday shall be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
02. If there is any change in the date of Id-Ul-Fitre, Id-Uz-Joha, Muharram, Fateha-Duaz-Daham, Sab-e-Barat depending upon the sighting of the moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for this festival.
03. It may happen that the change of date of above occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through T.V./ A.I.R / Newspapers and Heads of Department / Offices of the State Government may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order about the change of date.


By Order of the Governor,
Sd/- D. K. Mahapatra
Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
No. 5603-F dated 27.10.2016, Source

Admission of Children in Govt. Sponsored /Aided Schools, 2017 in WB State

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
(ELEMENTARY EDUCATION BRANCH)
BIKASH BHAWAN (5TH FLOOR), SALT LAKE, KOLKATA-700 091

No. 823-SE(EE)/10M-186/2010 Dated: 24.11.2016


MEMORANDUM

The following methodology shall be followed for admission of children in elementary classes including Pre-Primary Class in all Government Sponsored /Aided Primary /Upper Primary /High /Higher Secondary Schools for the academic session-2017.


i) As per provision of RTE Act, 2009, no child or his/her parents or guardian will be subjected to any kind of screening procedure. All children from 6-14 years shall be admitted to their age appropriate classes in neighbourhood schools and elementary education including pre-primary education shall be provided to them free of cost.


ii) It has been decided that admission in elementary classes including pre-primary class shall be done through draw of lots if number of candidates seeking admission to a class is more than the number of seats available for admission.


Mode of conducting draw of lots shall be as follows:


a) At first a general draw of lots from amongst all applicants praying for admission irrespective of category [viz. SC/ST/OBC (A)/OBC(B) etc.] is to be done to select the unreserved candidates.


b) Thereafter a series of draw of lots from the left over applications are to be arranged category-wise to fill up the reserved seats.


Category-wise percentages of reserved seats are as below:


Scheduled Caste-22%, Scheduled Tribe-6%, OBC (A)-10%, OBC (B)-7% and Children with Special Need-3%.


It may be mentioned here in this connection that if seats reserved for SC remain unfilled by SC candidates they may be filled by ST candidates and vice versa. However, after completion of the aforesaid exercise if more seats are available which could not be filled up due to non-availability of SC/ST candidate they should be taken in the unreserved pool. Moreover seats meant of OBC (A) & OBC (B) candidates if could not be filled up due to non-availability of OBC (A) & OBC (B) candidates will also be taken in the unreserved pool. Such unreserved seats shall be filled by candidates as per norm. For this a waiting list may be maintained in the first draw of lots as at (ii) (a) above.


iii) Children seeking admission for pre-primary class shall be 5 years of age or above and below 6 years as on 01.01.2017. All children of the age of 6-14 years shall be admitted to their age appropriate classes.


However, children who have completed any class at a lesser age as per prevalent rule in force at the material point of time in any school may be allowed to proceed to the next class.


iv) Children seeking admission in Primary class /Class-I in the Primary Schools located within a distance of one kilometer of their residence in rural areas and within half of a kilometer of their residence in urban area will be admitted directly and no draw of lots is required for admission of such children in Pre-primary class or Class-I. Children from Anganwadi Centers located within distance of one kilometer in rural areas and half a kilometer in urban areas will also be admitted directly.


v) In case of Primary School and Upper Primary /High /(Higher Secondary Schools run in the same building /premises, Class-IV students of Primary School shall automatically be admitted to Class-V of the Upper Primary /High /Higher Secondary School as the case may be. No draw of lots is required to be done in case of admission of such children. After admission of all such interested candidates in Class-V the rest seats shall be filled up through the process of draw of lots.


vi) If however, any parent / guardian fail to get his/her ward admitted to any school through the process of draw of lots he/she may apply to the District Inspector of Schools (PE)/District Inspector of Schools (SE) as the case may be for admission of his/her ward in neighbourhood school. District Inspector (PE)/District Inspector (SE) will arrange for admission of such children in a neighbourhood school.


vii) Sub-Inspector of Schools shall ascertain the names of students of Class-IV who failed to get admission in any school through the process of draw of lots and ensure admission of all such students in Class-V in neighbourhood school and send compliance report to the District Inspector of Schools (PE) within 7lh February, 2017.


This may be communicated to all concerned for strict compliance.
Sd/- D. Nariala
Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
No. 823-SE dated 24.11.2016, Source

Monday, 26 December 2016

Status of our Contempt Petition regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006


It is learnt that the reply has not been filed so far by the Secretary, DoE, Ministry of Finance in our Contempt Petition bearing No.C.P/180/137/2016 filed before Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No. 289/2013 regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006. The case was heard 23.12.16. As asked by Respondent, Two Weeks time has been granted by Hon'ble CAT for filing the reply.

Promotion to Senior Time Scale in the Level-11 of the Pay Matrix (Rs.67,700-2,08,00) {Pre-revised PB-3: Rs.15600-39100 + GP Rs.6600/-] of IPoS, Group 'A'

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Pay PLI Premium through Debit / Credit Card without Service Charges & its activation procedure



Please apply for online payment registration with aadhar, email and mobile number update in PLI records Today's Good News You can pay premium through Debit card ( ATM) / Credit card without any extra charge


How To Update Phone Number, Email Id For PLI Customers For Allowing Online Access 

To incorporate the mobile number and email address in the System the following procedures are to be followed by CPC.

1.  The policy holder is to submit an application to the CPC Head on person or through mail stating his/her policy number, Mobile number and email address ( Email address should be written on capital letters so that no mistake will occur by the CPC personnel while data entry is to be done) requesting incorporation of the same in the System. He/She is to enclose self attested photo copies of policy bond or first page of the P.R.Book and identity proof (photo copy Aadhar or Voter Card).
2.     He will submit these to the CPC and take receipt for submission of application, generated from the System.
3.     The CPC personnel will then follow the procedure as same as change of address done. i.e scan the documents, do ECMS and Data Entry and then Quality Check &.Finally Approval.
4.     After approval.

The CPC personnel will send him/her the reply to his/her Email address.to the effect that ' Your mobile number and email address has successfully been incorporated in the System. You may now feel free to register your policy online, set your password as per your choice and perform all sorts business relating to PLI/RPLI, as and when, required without visiting any Post Office or CPC.⁠⁠⁠⁠

Applicability of provision below SR-147 to the family of deceased Govt. servant, in special circumstances - clarification regarding



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Announcement of new Passport Rules

 

In order to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has taken a number of steps in the realm of passport policy which is expected to benefit the citizens of India applying for a passport. The details of these steps are given below:-

PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH

As per the extant statutory provisions of the Passport Rules, 1980, all the applicants born on or after 26/01/1989, in order to get a passport, had to, hitherto, mandatorily submit the Birth Certificate as the proof of Date of Birth (DOB). It has now been decided that all applicants of passports can submit any one of the following documents as the proof of DOB while submitting the passport application:

(i) Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of Births & Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth & Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India;

(ii) Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board containing the DOB of the applicant;

(iii) PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with the DOB of applicant;

(iv) Aadhar Card/E-Aadhar having the DOB of applicant;

(v) Copy of the extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant, having his DOB;

(vi) Driving licence issued by the Transport Department of concerned State Government, having the DOB of applicant;

(vii) Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India having the DOB of applicant;

(viii) Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy.

Report of the Inter Ministerial Committee

A three-member Committee comprising of the officials of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Women and Child Development was constituted to examine various issues pertaining to passport applications where mother/child has insisted that the name of the father should not be mentioned in the passport and also relating to passport issues to children with single parent and to adopted children. The Report of the Committee has been accepted by the Minister of External Affairs.

The following policy changes have been made inter-alia on the basis of the recommendations of this Committee:

(i) The online passport application form now requires the applicant to provide the name of father or mother or legal guardian, i.e., only one parent and not both. This would enable single parents to apply for passports for their children and to also issue passports where the name of either the father or the mother is not required to be printed at the request of the applicant.

(ii) The total number of Annexes prescribed in the Passport Rule, 1980, has been brought down to 9 from the present 15. Annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K have been removed and certain Annexes have been merged.

(iii) All the annexes that are required to be given by the applicants would be in the form of a self declaration on a plain paper. No attestation/swearing by/before any Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate would be henceforth necessary.

(iv) Married applicants would not be required to provide Annexure K or any marriage certificate.

(v) The Passport application form does not require the applicant to provide the name of her/his spouse in case of separated or divorced persons. Such applicants for passports would not be required to provide even the Divorce Decree.

(vi) Orphaned children who do not have any proof of DOB such as Birth Certificate or the Matriculation Certificate or the declaratory Court order, may now submit a declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant.

(vii) In case of children not born out of wedlock, the applicant for the passport of such children should submit only Annexure G while submitting the passport application.

(viii) In case of issue of passport to in-country domestically adopted children, submission of the registered adoption deed would no longer be required. In the absence of any deed to this effect, the passport applicant may give a declaration on a plain paper confirming the adoption.

(ix) Government servants, who are not able to obtain the Identity Certificate (Annexure-B)/ No-Objection Certificate (Annexure-M) from their concerned employer and intend to get the passport on urgent basis can now get the passport by submitting a self-declaration in Annexure-‘N’ that he/she has given prior Intimation letter to his/her employer informing that he/she was applying for an ordinary passport to a Passport Issuing Authority.

(x) Sadhus/ Sanyasis can apply for a passport with the name of their spiritual Guru mentioned in the passport application in lieu of their biological parent(s) name(s) subject to their providing of at least one public document such as Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India, PAN card, Adhar Card, etc wherein the name of the Guru has been recorded against the column(s) for parent(s) name(s).

Necessary notifications would be soon published in the Official Gazette to give effect to these changes. Instructions are also being issued to the Passport Issuing Authorities in India and abroad on these revised regulations.

The Ministry of External Affairs expects that the above changes in the Passport Rules would further ease the process for passport applicants in getting their Passport. At the same time, it would enable this Ministry to continue to deliver passport related services to the citizens in a timely, transparent, more accessible, reliable manner and in a comfortable environment through streamlined processes and committed, trained and motivated workforce.

New Delhi
December 23, 2016

HC Madras ordered not to declare PS Gr. B result till 3.1.2017





Unofficial Key for the Ps Group B exam for Paper-I held on 18.12.2016

1. What is the minimum period prescribed period for the premature closure of the account opened under SCSS Rules,2004?
Ans: One year

2. What is the maximum number of days in which the CPIO is required to transfer application seeking information held by another public authority or the subject matter of which is more closely connected with the functions of another public authority from the date of receipt of application?
Ans: 5 days

3. The main components of Look and feel of Project Arrow are 
Ans: Infrastructure, Technology and Branding (Ans: D)

4. Who can open a PPF account?
Ans: Both A and B above

5. The minimum period of redeposit in case of a TD account if the period elapsed between the date of maturity and the date of re-deposit is more than 12 months and upto 18 months is
Ans: 3 Years

6. A silent account is one in which a deposit or withdrawal has not taken place for 
Ans: 3 complete financial years

7. For repayment of full maturity value on the death of the depositor in case of Protected Savings Scheme of RD accounts, the period from the date of opening the account to the date of death of the depositor should not be less than
Ans: 2 years

8. What is the percentage of deposit that is deducted in case of PMC of the MIS before expiry of three years from the date of deposit?
Ans: 2%

9. What is the number of years for which the depositor of an SCSS account may extend the account by making an application within a period of one year after the maturity period of five years?
Ans: 3 Years

10. The maturity period of KVP issued from 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016 is:
Ans: 9 years 4 months

11. What is the maximum amount that can be sanctioned by a PS Gr-B officer on the death of the holder of the S.C without nomination or legal evidence?
Ans: Rs. 20,000/-

12. The maturity value of NSC VIII issue of Rs. 10000 denomination purchased on or after 01.10.2016 till 31.12.2016 is 
Ans: Rs. 14693/-

13. What is the maximum weight of the Blind Literature Packet?
Ans: 7 Kgs

14. What is the maximum limit of value for which a value payable Express Parcel may be booked by a bulk customer?
Ans: Rs. 50,000/-

15. What is the registration charge for a value payable book packet containing printed books, the value of which does not exceed Rs. 50-?
Ans: Rs. 2.50

16. Registration shall be obligatory in the case of :
Ans: All of the above

17. The postage payable for an Airmail Postcard addressed to all countries other than Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan is:
Ans: Rs. 12/-

18. The maximum sum assured of RPLI under non medical scheme is:
Ans: Rs. 25000/-

19. The maximum amount of a death claim under PLI that can be sanctioned by the Head of the Postal Division is:
Ans: Rs.10,00,000/-

20. The period of preservation of BO Account and BO Journal is:
Ans: 3 years

21. The form of receipt to be given to the sender of a n insured or VP article of the letter or parcel mail in the BPO is:
Ans: MS-87(a)

22. What is the period within which a GDS can petition under GDS(C&E) Rules, 2011?
Ans: 2 years

23. Which of the following is not a penalty under GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011?
Ans: Compulsory retirement

24. What is the rule under GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011 which mentions that a sevak shall avoid habitual indebtedness and insolvency?
Ans: Rule 27

25. Penalty for contravention of Section 4 of the IPO Act may extend upto
Ans: Rs. 50- for every such letter

26. Which section of the Government SB Act provides power to administer oath?
Ans: Section 9

27. What is the maximum limit of the value of the goods or service and the compensation, if any, claimed for the jurisdiction of the State Commission to entertain complaints?
Ans: One crore

28. Which one of the following is not a right under the Consumer Protection Act,
1986?
Ans: Right to health environment

29. The procedure and powers of CAT include:
Ans: D: All of the above

30. Which section of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 provides for punishment for money laundering?
Ans: Section 4

31. Which section of IT Act 2000 provides for the Publication of rule, regulation etc in Electronic Gazette?
Ans: Section 8

32. Right to information includes right to:
Ans: D: All of the above

33. As per Section 4 of the RTI Act every public authority shall not only maintain all its records but also publish the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties etc within a period of :
Ans: 120 days

34. The present rate of bonus for RPLI Children’s policies is:
Ans: Rs. 50/-

35. Complaints relating to loss or damage to a registered or insured article where a claim for compensation is made should be preferred within :
Ans: 3 months

36. The special rates of postage in respect of a book packet containing periodicals shall be applicable only if the following conditions are satisfied:
Ans: Both A and B above

37. The minimum number of copies to be posted under the scheme posting of news papers without prepayment of postage is:
Ans: 500 copies

38. Which of the following countries is not a member of the APPU?
Ans: Mauritius

39. The 26th Congress of the UPU was held in 2016 in:
Ans: Istanbul

40. The accounting of International Reply Coupons in India is done by Director of Accounts :
Ans: Kolkata

41. The tariff for small size Greeting Post Cards inclusive of postage of Rs. 5- is 
Ans: Rs. 14/-

42. The compensation to be paid in respect of International EMS articles for loss of contents / loss of article / damage is limited to:
Ans: 30 SDR

43. The present registration charges for letters, air letters, post cards and packets under foreign post is:
Ans: Rs. 70/- 

44. A transcription centre deals with:
Ans: Articles with addresses written in regional languages

45. Which of the following work is carried out in a Sub Foreign Post Office:
Ans: Customs examination

46. Orders issued by the Divisional Supdt. RMS prescribing changes in Sorting Lists are called:
Ans: A orders

47. Machine Franked articles posted in letter boxes should be treated as:
Ans: unpaid articles

48. The preservation period for Post Master order book is:
Ans: 3 years

49. Where is the mail for BOs normally transferred for disposal?
Ans: Sub Accounts branch

50. The account bag for the Head Office from Sub Office should not contain:
Ans: Mail to be delivered by Sub Post Offices in account with the HO

51. As per the Savings Certificates Act, 1959 where the sum due on the Savings Certificate is payable to two or more nominees and either or any of them dies, the sum shall be paid to the :
Ans: Surviving nominee or nominees

52. As the IT Act, 2000, “licence” means a licence granted to:
Ans: A Certifying Authority under Section 24

53. As per the PPF Act, 1968, where there is no nomination in force at the time of the death of the subscriber, the amount standing to his credit in the fund shall be payable to his:
Ans: Legal heirs

54. As per the RTI Act, 2005, the CIC at the time of deciding any complaint or appeal may impose maximum penalty on the CPIO amounting to:
Ans: Rs. 25000/-

55. The period of preservation of speed post delivery lists is:
Ans: 6 months

56. Which of the following officer do not report directly to the Secretary (Posts):
Ans: Corporate Planning (?)

57. The life of computer and peripherals is now fixed as:
Ans: 5 years

58. The articles of stock such as plant and machinery, furniture and fixtures are classed as:
Ans: Dead stock

59. The period of preservation of work papers of RMS office and sections is:
Ans: Eighteen months

60. If an MO is lost after payment has been effected, a memo of admission of payment in form MO 10(a) shall be prepared by:
Ans: Office of issue

61. What is the ceiling per annum prescribed in case of write off value of spoiled/damaged postage /rectt fee stamps in respect of SPOs?
Ans: Rs. 50000/-

62. What is the financial power of an RMS Divisional Head for sanction of annual or special repairs/maintenance expenses to departmental buildings ..... per annum per building?
Ans: Rs. 15000-

63. A PLI policy can be surrendered for an immediate payment in cash provided the policy is of not less than ... months duration and is in force on the date of application.
Ans: 36 months

64. As per the Speed Post discount structure and operational mechanism, what is the minimum business to be given in a calendar month for availing credit facility?
Ans: Rs. 10000/-

65. Purchas of goods upto the value of Rs. 15000- only on each occasion can be made without inviting quotations or bids , but on the basis of certificate to be recorded by competent authority. Which rule prescribes this under GFR Rules, 2005?
Ans: Rule 145

66. Bids have to be obtained through Advertised Tender for disposing surplus or obsolete or unserviceable goods, whose residual value is above...
Ans: Rs. 2 lakhs

67. What is number of digits in the computer generated confidential printed receipt when we book an iMO?
Ans: 16

68. The maximum limit that can be sent at a time only for personal use under IMTS as per applicable RBI regulations is:
Ans: 2500USD

69. This form is normally used for issuing instructions meant for internal administration. What is this form of communication?
Ans: Office Note

70. As per annual report of the year 2015-16, number of departmental Pos as on 31.03.2015 are:
Ans: 25560

71. The present definitive series of postage stamps depicts:
Ans: Makers of India

72. The DOP received in principle approval from RBI for setting up of PBI on 
Ans: 7th September’2015

73. CIS has been rolled out in.............Post offices as on 31.03.2016.
Ans: 25406

74. The LSM installed in New Delhi is having a sorting capacity of:
Ans: 30000 items per hour

75. E Post Office is an e-commerce portal of DOP through which customers can 
Ans: Both A and B above

76. DOP has launched the eIPO for:
Ans: Payment of RTI Fee

77. DOP is collecting scrutinising and uploading rural CPI data on behalf of MOS&PI in .........villages across the country.
Ans: 1181

78. In which of the following services the average cost is less than the average revenue?
Ans: Both A and B above

79. As per the Annual Report of the DOP for 2015-16 the number of heritage buildings in the Dept which have architectural value:
Ans: 38

80. The HQ of UPU is at:
Ans: Berne

81. MOF, DOE has introduced mandatory comprehensive end to end e-procurement in respect of all procurements with estimated value of Rs. 2 lakh and more w.e.f. 
Ans: 01.04.2016

82. As per recent guidelines on SB, closing of discontinued accounts and certificates like NSS 87 etc should be done only at:
Ans: Head Post Office

83. Withdrawal from SSY account is allowed in the following cases:
Ans: Both A and B above whichever is earlier

84. The PBs remaining undelivered for more than.........months in a HO will be transferred by HO for safe custody to SBCO once a month along with register of undeliverable PBs.
Ans: 3 months

85. What is the limit of verification of withdrawals from SA made at BOs and Single Handed Pos?
Ans: Rs.10,000-

86. Reconciliation certificate under Rule 87(15) of POSB Manual Vol. I and Rule 50(17) of POSB Manual Vol. II can be issued by:
Ans: Both B and C above

87. As per the MNOP, which of the following statement are correct in respect of first class mails:
Ans: D (?).

88. Select the incorrect statement in respect of Rosters:
Ans: 50% limit is applied to backlog vacancies.

89. As per the India Post Citizen Charter, maximum time line fixed for settlement of PLI/RPLI death claim which does not involve investigation is:
Ans: 30 days

90. Which project of DOP received the National e-governance award 2012-13 under the category “outstanding Performance in citizen-centric service delivery” by DARPG :
Ans: MNOP

91. In accordance with the provisions of Article 343 of the Constitution, Hindi became official language of the Union w.e.f:
Ans: 26.01.1965

92. A request for alteration of DOB of a GS can be considered subject to other conditions if the request is made within.........of his entry into govt service.
Ans: five years

93. As per the India Post Citizen Charter, maximum timelines fixed for settlement of SB death claim without nomination which is beyond the power of DH is:
Ans: 10 days

94. The APAR should be completed by the reporting officer and submitted to the Reviewing Officer by:
Ans: 30th June

95. The threshold for hard and deserving cases for compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS is now....points.
Ans; 36 

96. The minimum percentage of qualifying marks for OBC candidates in aggregate for promotion to the post of PM and MG from amongst GDS is:
Ans: 37

97. The business post rates for franking of regd articles has been revised from 01.04.2015 as:
Ans: 50 paisa

98. As per Directorate instructions dated 13.08.2013 the productivity for sorting of SP articles per hour is:
Ans: 1000 articles

99. Which section of IPO Act mentions about the “Exclusive privilege of conveying of letters reserved to the government”?
Ans: Section 4

100. Reservation in recruitment does not apply to:
Ans: All the three above