Thursday 31 December 2020

The Department of Posts wins the ‘Digital India Gold Award 2020' in the category of ‘Excellence in Digital Governance

 The Department of Posts wins the ‘Digital India Gold Award 2020' in the category of ‘Excellence in Digital Governance

The Department of Posts wins the ‘Digital India Gold Award 2020' in the category of ‘Excellence in Digital Governance (Central Ministry and Department)'.

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Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2021

 Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2021

 


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Extension of time limits - ​Press Release of Finmin dtd 30.12.2020

 Extension of time limits - ​Press Release of Finmin dtd 30.12.2020





Source : https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/news/press-release-extension-of-time-limits.pdf

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Reimbursement of cost of OPD Medicines : Special Sanction in view of COVID19 till 28th February 2021

 Reimbursement of cost of OPD Medicines : Special Sanction in view of COVID19 till 28th February 2021

Reimbursement of cost of OPD Medicines : Special Sanction in view of COVID19 till 28th February 2021

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Revision of Interest rates for the Small Savings Schemes for the 4th quarter of the year 2020-21

 Revision of Interest rates for the Small Savings Schemes for the 4th quarter of the year 2020-21






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Wednesday 30 December 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE FOR GENERAL PUBLIC AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS/FRONTLINE WORKERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19 VACCINE

TARGET GROUP: GENERAL PUBLIC

S.No.

Question

Potential response

1

Is a COVID vaccine scheduled soon anytime?

Yes, vaccine trials are under different stages of finalization. Government of India is geared to launch a vaccine for COVID 19 soon. For more information and updates visit www.mohfw.gov.in

2

Will COVID 19 vaccine be given to everyone simultaneously

Based on the potential availability of vaccines the Government of India has selected the priority groups who will be vaccinated on priority as they are at higher risk.

The first group includes healthcare and frontline workers. The second group to receive COVID 19 vaccine will be persons over 50 years of age and persons under 50 years with comorbid conditions.

3

Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?

Vaccination for COVID-19 is voluntary. However, it is advisable to receive the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccine for protecting one-self against this disease and also to limit the spread of this disease to the close contacts including family members, friends, relatives and co-workers.

4

Will the vaccine be safe as it is being tested and introduced in a short span of time?

Vaccines will be introduced in the country only after the regulatory bodies clear it based on its safety and efficacy.

5.

Can a person presently having COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected) infection be vaccinated?

Person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of spreading the same to others at vaccination site. For this reason, infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after symptoms resolution.

6.

Is it necessary for a COVID recovered person to take the vaccine?

Yes, it is advisable to receive complete schedule of COVID vaccine irrespective of past history of infection with COVID-19. This will help in developing a strong immune response against the disease.

7

Out of the multiple vaccines available, how is one or more vaccine chosen for administration?

The safety and efficacy data from clinical trials of vaccine candidates are examined by Drug regulator of our country before granting the vaccine chosen for license for the same. Hence, all the COVID-19 vaccines that receive license will have comparable safety and efficacy.However, it must be ensured that the entire schedule of vaccination is completed by only one type of vaccine as different COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable.

8

Does India have the capacity to store the COVID vaccine at temperature of +2 to +8 degree Celsius and transport them at
required temperature?

India runs one of the largest Immunization programme in the world, catering to the vaccination needs of more than 26 million newborns and 29 million pregnant women. The programme mechanisms are being strengthened / geared up to effectively cater to the country’s large and diverse population.

 

9.

Will the vaccine introduced in India be as effective as the ones introduced in other countries?

Yes. The COVID 19 vaccine introduced in India will be as effective as any vaccine developed by other countries. Various phases of vaccine trials are undertaken to ensure its safety and efficacy.

10.

How will I know if I am eligible for vaccination?

In the initial phase, COVID 19 vaccine will be provided to the priority group- Health Care and Front-line workers.

The 50 plus age group may also begin early based on vaccine availability.

The eligible beneficiaries will be informed through their registered mobile number regarding the Health Facility where the vaccination will be provided and the scheduled time for the same. This will be done to avoid any inconvenience in registration and vaccination of beneficiaries.

11.

Can a person get the COVID-19 vaccine without registration with Health Department?

No, registration of beneficiary is mandatory for vaccination for COVID 19. Only after registration the information on the session site to visit and time will be shared with the beneficiary.

12

What documents are required for registration of eligible beneficiary?

Any of the below mentioned ID with Photo may be produced at the time of registration:

• Driving License
• Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
• Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Job Card
• Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs
• PAN Card
• Passbooks issued by Bank/Post Office
• Passport
• Pension Document
• Service Identity Card issued to employees by Central/ State Govt./ Public Limited Companies
• Voter ID

13

Will a Photo / ID be required at the time of registration?

The Photo ID produced at the time of registration must be produced and verified at the time of vaccination

14

If a person is not able to produce Photo ID at the session site, whether s/he be vaccinated or not?

Photo ID is a must for both registration and verification of beneficiary at session site to ensure that the intended person is vaccinated

15

How will the beneficiary receive information about due date of vaccination?

Following online registration, beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number on the due date, place and time of vaccination.

16.

Will vaccinated beneficiaries receive information on the status of their vaccination after completion?

Yes. On getting due dose of COVID 19 vaccine, the beneficiary will receive SMS on their registered mobile number.After all doses of vaccine are administered, a QR code based certificate will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the beneficiary.

17.

If one is taking medicines for illnesses like Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension etc, can s/he take the COVID- 19 vaccine?

Yes. Persons with one or more of these comorbid conditions are considered high risk category. They need to get COVID -19 vaccination.

18.

Are there any preventive measures and precautions that one needs to follow at the session site?

We request you to rest at the vaccination centre for atleast half an hour after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Inform the nearest health authorities ANM ASHA in case you feel any discomfort or uneasiness subsequently.Remember to continue following key COVID Appropriate Behaviours like wearing of mask, maintaining hand sanitization and physical distance (or 6 feet or Do Gaj).

19

What about the possible side-effects from COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID Vaccine will be introduced only when the safety is proven. As is true for other vaccines, the common side effects in some individuals could be mild fever, pain, etc. at the site of injection.

States have been asked to start making arrangements to deal with any Covid-19 vaccine-related side-effects as one of the measures towards safe vaccine delivery among masses.

20.

How many doses of the vaccine would have to be taken by me and at what interval?

Two doses of vaccine, 28 days apart, need to be taken by an individual to complete the vaccination schedule.

21.

When would antibodies develop? After taking first dose, after taking second dose, or much later?

Protective levels of antibodies are generally developed two weeks after receiving the 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

 

TARGET GROUP: HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS/FRONTLINE WORKERS

Sl No.

Question

Potential response

1.

Why am I being chosen for COVID 19 vaccine?

Government of India has prioritised the most at risk/high risk groups which will get the vaccine first. Healthcare providers have led the battle against COVID 19 from the front. The government wants you to be able to continue your work, without the fear of risk associated with the virus. Therefore, healthcare and frontline workers are among the first group of people to be vaccinated in the country.

 

2.

 

What are the groups to be vaccinated in the first phase?

Based on the potential availability of vaccines the Government of India has selected the priority groups who will be vaccinated on priority as they are at higher risk.

The first group includes healthcare workers because they are at high risk of contracting the infection and protecting them helps to sustain essential health services. The vaccination of frontline workers will help in reducing the societal and economic impact by reducing COVID- 19 mortalities. The next group to receive COVID 19 vaccine will be persons over 50 years of age and persons under 50 years with comorbid conditions because there is high mortality in this category.

The reason for including more than 50 years of age group for vaccination is that it will be able to cover 78% of persons having co-morbidities and thereby reduce mortality on account of COVID-19.

More than 50 years of age group is divided into two sub groups. One sub group is 60 years and above, they will be vaccinated first. Second sub- group is between 50 to 60 years age group, they will be vaccinated after the first sub group is covered.

The vaccination may not be sequential. It can go in parallel for all beneficiaries depending on the availability of the vaccine.

3.

Will my family members also be given the vaccine?

Due to the limited vaccine supply in the initial phase, it will first be provided to people who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. In subsequent phases the COVID 19 vaccine will be made available to all others in need of the same.

4.

Is this vaccine safe?

Yes. Safety and efficacy of vaccine will be ensured through various phases of vaccine trials and only then a vaccine will be introduced.

5.

Does one need to follow preventive measures such as wearing a mask, hand sanitization, social distancing after receiving the COVID 19 vaccine?

Even after receiving the COVID 19 vaccine, we must continue taking all precautions like use of face cover or masks, hand sanitization and maintain distancing (6 feet or Do Gaj). These behaviours must be followed both at the session site and in general.

6.

Are there any common side- effects of this vaccine?

The COVID 19 vaccine will be safe and effective but may have minor side effects like fever, pain, etc. at the injection site. These effects can happen in any vaccine.

Source: mohf

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SSC Notification for Inspector of Posts - DOP

 SSC Notification for Inspector of Posts - DOP

SSC CGL Examination 2020





SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Dates

SSC CGL EXAM DATES 2020-21
ACTIVITYTENTATIVE DATES
Notification Release Date29th December 2020
Online Application Process Duration29th December 2020 -31st January, 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Application StatusMay 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Admit CardMay 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Exam DateMay 29 to June 7, 2021 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I ResultJuly 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-III Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateNotified Soon

⭐Q. When will the SSC CGL 2020-21 notification be released?

SSC CGL 2020-21 official notification has been released by the Commission on 29th December 2020.

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⭐Q. What are the posts available under SSC CGL recruitment for freshers?



Following posts can be applied by freshers who will be appearing for the exam:
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant
Assistant Section Officer
Assistant/ Superintendent
Inspector Of Income Tax
Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Asst. Enforcement Officer
Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts
Divisional Accountant
Inspector
Junior Statistical Officer
Auditor
Accountant
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC
Tax Assistant
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

⭐Q. How many vacancies are released for SSC CGL 2020-21 exam?

The total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam has not been released by SSC yet. Last year, a total of 8582 vacancies have been notified by SSC.

⭐Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline?

Written Exam for SSC CGL will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be conducted offline - pen and paper mode.

⭐Q. What is the age criteria to apply for SSC CGL?

Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL written exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.

⭐Q. Are students in final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?

No. One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if he/she hasn’t cleared the final year exam . For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.

⭐Q. May I know for which posts interviews are conducted as a part of selection procedure?

There are no interviews for any of the posts under SSC CGL Recruitment. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2020 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”

⭐Q. Is negative marking applicable in SSC CGL?

There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II - English Language & Comprehensionand 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.

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Request to revise vacancy position of ON LINE RECRUITMENT to mitigate the hardship of regular GDS who are seeking transfers.

 Request to revise vacancy position of ON LINE RECRUITMENT to mitigate the hardship of regular GDS who are seeking transfers.

Request to revise vacancy position of ON LINE RECRUITMENT to mitigate the hardship of regular GDS who are seeking transfers.



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Staff Selection Commission announced the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, 2020

 Staff Selection Commission announced the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, 2020

Staff Selection Commission announced the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020 for filling up of various Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations under Government Of India

SSC CGL-2020

Vacancies 650

Qualification: Any Degree

Age: up to 30

Salary up to 75000 p.m

Last date and time for receipt of online applications: 31-01-2021

Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021
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SSC Recruitment for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination 2020

 SSC Recruitment for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination 2020

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published an Advertisement for the below-mentioned Posts. Eligible Candidates advised to refer to the official advertisement and apply for this post. You can find other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee, and how to apply are given below. 


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Recruitment 2020


Job Details:
Exam Name: Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination 2020


Group Wise Post  Details:

  • Group A
    • Assistant Audit Officer-Indian Audit &Accounts Department under CAG
    • Assistant Accounts Officer-Indian Audit &Accounts Department under CAG
    • Assistant Section Officer-Central Secretariat Service
  • Group B
    • Assistant Section Officer-Intelligence Bureau
    • Assistant Section Officer-Ministry Of Railway
    • Assistant Section Officer-Ministry of External Affairs
    • Assistant Section Officer-AFHQ
    • Assistant-Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
    • Assistant- Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
    • Inspector of Income Tax-CBDT
    • Inspector(Central Excise)-CBEC
    • Inspector(Preventive Officer)-CBEC
    • Inspector (Examiner)-CBEC
    • Assistant Enforcement Officer-Directorate of Enforcement Department of Revenue
    • Sub Inspector-Central Bureau of Investigation
    • Inspector Posts-Department of Post
    • Divisional Accountant-Offices Under CAG
    • Inspector-Central Bureau of Narcotics
    • Sub Inspector- National Investigation Agency(NIA)
  • Group C
    • Junior Statistical Officer-M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation
    • Auditor-Offices under CAG
    • Auditor-Offices under CGDA
    • Auditor-Other Ministry/Departments
    • Accountant-Offices under C&AG
    • Accountant/Junior Accountant-Other Ministry Department
  • Group D
    • Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks-Central Govt Offices/Ministries other than CSCS
    • Tax Assistant-CBDT
    • Tax Assistant-CBEC
    • Sub-Inspector- Central Bureau of Narcotics
    • Upper Division Clerks- Dte. Gen Border Road Organization (Only for Male Candidates

Educational Qualification

  • Please read Official Notification for Educational Qualification details.

Application Fee

  • Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only). 
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee. 
  • Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan. 10.4 Online fee can be paid by candidates up to 02-02-2021 (23:30 hours). However, candidates who wish to make cash payment through the challan of SBI, may make payment in cash at the Branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 06-02-2021 provided the challan has been generated by them before 04-02-2021 (23:30 hours)


How to Apply ?:
 

  • Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through the official Website.



Apply Online: Click Here




Important Dates:


  • Starting Date of Online Application: 29-12-2020
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 31-01-2020
  • Last date and time for making online fee payment: 02-02-2021 (23:30) 
  • Last date and time for generation of offline Challan: 04-02-2021 (23:30) 
  • Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 06-02-2021 
  • Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021

 

Source : https://ssc.nic.in/SSCFileServer/PortalManagement/UploadedFiles/notice_CGLE_29122020.pdf
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