Thursday, August 25, 2016

An Urgent Expanded C.W.C. meeting will be held on 20.09.2016 at Foreign Post (8A Pollock Street) Kolkata.  Notice has been issued & sent. Please attend without fail = R S Das  Circle Secretary. 

FLASH NEWS

Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – Dopt Orders on 23.8.2016
Click here to see:-

http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11012_04_2016-Estt.A-23082016.pdf

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Circle Secretary met CPMG....

Further, today on 04/08/2016 the circle Secretary & Circle Treasurer met Chief Postmaster General from 1 pm to 2 pm and discussed (8) eight point burning issues. Very constructive discussion was made . The Chief PMG assured us to take necessary action towards its settlement. Circle Union is hopeful  for redressal the issues at the earliest

FLASH NEWS

Result of LG.O Examination held on 31.07.2016  published on 03.08.2016 and the same has been communicated by the Circle office. As learnt the surplus qualified list will be published within two weeks.

To see the result Please Click below the Link:-

The DPC meeting for promotion to the cadre from Post master cadre Grade-II to Postmaster Cadre Grade –III was held and Regional allotment was also done by the CO to the respective Region as per request of our Circle Union. Posting order by the respective Region will be issued shortly.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar (IPoS :1981) as Secretary, Department of Posts vice Ms. Kavery Banerjee (IPoS:1978), who superannuated on 30.04.2016.

Click here to see the order:-
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/36-01-16-d-28-07-16-2.pdf

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016

S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/1144-1227
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110511, Telefax : 011- 24649365
Email : sao-rbd@nic.in
Dated : 26-07-2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July 2016 due to bank strike called by UFBU.
It has come to notice of this office that United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has called for a nation wide bank strike on 29,07,2016. This day being the last working day of the month for payment of salary ti all central government employees, it has been decided that Salary for the month of July 2016, be paid to the Central Government employees on 28.07.2016
All Ministries/Departments are requested to payment of salary to their employees on. 28th July 2016.
sd/-
(Sandeep Pai)
Sr. Accounts Officer (RBD


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Selection process for engagement to all approved categories of G.D.S posts

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
No.17-17/2016-GDS dated 23-06-2016
To
            All Heads of Circles

Sub: Selection process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS posts – Review thereof.

            Reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 vide which the revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts was prescribed.

2.         It has been observed that due to maximum age limit of 30 years many of GDS engaged in their prime youth tend to leave for want of better opportunities and the needy and competent persons who have ceased the maximum age limit criteria are deprived of the opportunity.

3.         Further reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 and letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 in para 2(b) (vii) of aforementioned letter it has been stipulated that “the authority higher to the recruiting authority will nominate a committee constituting of three members including recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Beside the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection”

4.         The above orders have been reviewed and the following amendments are approved by the competent authority and shall take into effect from the date of issue of this letter.

(a)        The entry age to the GDS posts shall be raised up to 40 years of age (further relaxable by 03 years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. Maximum age of Casual Labourers shall be 45 years (48 years for OBC & 50 years for SC/ST) subject to fulfilling other conditions of eligibility.

(b)       The instructions about formation of committee consisting of three members prescribed vide para 2 (b) (viii) of this Directorate letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 be withdrawn and the recruiting authorities may be allowed to continue engagement of GDS without formation of such committee.


(R.L.Patel)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC

Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace – Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee

F. No. Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated , 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace – Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that following the enactment, of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 [SHWW(PPR) Act] and notification of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal).Rules, 2013 [SHWW(PPR) Rules] on 09.12.2013, the Government notified the amendments to Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and Classification, Control and Appeal Rules, 1965. The amendments and other salient features of the Act/ Rules was brought to the notice of all concerned vide Office Memorandum No 11013/02/2014-Estt.A-III dated 27.11.2014.
2. As per Section 4(1) of the SHWW (PPR) Act, 2013, the Internal Complaints Committee (referred to as “Complaints Committee” hereafter) is to be set up at every workplace. As per Section 4(2), this will be headed by a woman and at least half of its members should be women. In case a woman officer of sufficiently senior level is not available in a particular office, an officer from another office may be so appointed. To prevent the possibility of any undue pressure or influence from senior levels, such Complaints Committees should involve a third party, either an NGO or some other body which is familiar with the issue of sexual harassment.
3. As per the amended Rule 14 of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, in cases of sexual harassment, the inquiry is to be conducted by the Complaints Committee in that Ministry/Department. Recently, many references for clarification on the rank of the Chairperson of the Complaints Committee vis a vis the employee against whom the allegations have been made have come to this Department. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs and Ministry of Women & Child Development. It is clarified that the committee constituted in terms of the SHWW (PPR) Act, 2013 is legally competent to hold an inquiry into a case irrespective of the fact that the Chairperson of such Committee is lower in rank to the employee against whom the allegations have been made.
4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.
5. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
To download copy pl click below link : -
http://www.geod.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Prevention-of-Sexual-Harassmen.pdf

Saturday, July 9, 2016

FLASH NEWS

We are receiving mails &telephonic calls from various levels about 7th CPC . Our federation clarifies the doubts after consulting Top NJCA leader.
1)When Government issued 7th CPC implementation notification?
It is clarified that  the Gazette  notification will be issued by the Government by the end of July , 2016 & Central Government employees will get 7th Cpc  Salary in  the month of August,2016 .    
2)What is the recommendation of   empowered committee Chaired by Cabinet secretary?
Committee recommendation is not disclosed with NJCA leaders. But it is visible report is not accepted by the NDA Government
3)What is the present High level committee?
The present committee consists of  Group of Ministers which includes Finance Minster; Home Minster& Railway   Minister this committee submits is opinion within 4 months.
3a) If the New committee rejected our Demand what is the stand of NJCA?
It is clarified by the NJCA that deferred indefinite strike will revive  
4)What is rate of HRA & other allowances?
According to announcement the HRA will be paid in the ratio of 30% 20%10% for another 4 months & remaining allowances will be paid in the rates in existing Pay structure. High level committee will take final discussion with in time frame of 4months.
5)Whether better settlement is possible if we went on strike on the proposed date of July 11 2016 ?
We cannot presume things on assumption basis but it is sure Government will abide by when    only Railway men go on strike. We are only minority partners. We cannot do any major role in the NJCA.
6)What about the pension in regard to parity?
The Finance Minister categorically assured that the Govt. has accepted the recommendations in toto and the Pension Department has  been asked to sort out the difficulties in implementation
7)What is the fate of GDS demand ?
Postal unions demand proportionate scales for GDS employees, hence the minimum wage is important to fix salary to GDS.
In the Kamlesh Chandra committee FNPO&NUGDS demand regularization of GDS employees by giving with full justification. FNPO will continue its efforts to get status to GDS like earlier we will not talk much about GDS  but FNPO will do everything as in the case of past.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Revision of Interest rate from 01/07/2016

There is no change of interest rates of any schemes from 01.07.2016 to 30.09.2016.
Click here:-
http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1999

Friday, July 1, 2016

NJCA

National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi – 110055

No. NJCA/2016                                                                                                   Dated: July 1, 2016


Dear Comrade!

We are to inform you that the NJCA had a discussion with the Government of India yesterday, i.e.30.06.2016 over certain demands contained in our Charter of Demands. In the meeting, following ministers were present: -

Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minster
Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Finance Minister
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railway Minister
Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble MoS Railway

On behalf of the NJCA, the following participated in the discussion: -

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, Convener NJCA (AIRF)
Shri M. Raghavaiah, Chairman NJCA (NFIR)
Shri K. K. N, Kutty Member NJCA (Confederation)
Shri C. Srikumar, Member NJCA (AIDEF)

The government has proposed to refer the issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula to a Committee for reconsideration.

The NJCA will await communication in the regard from the government.

The NJCA will again meet on 6th July at 11:00 hrs., in JCM Office, 13-C, Feorzshah Road, New Delhi, for taking appropriate decision.

With Fraternal Greetings!

Sd/-
(Shiv Gopal Mishra)
      Convener

Thursday, June 30, 2016

National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) met today & took decision to go on indefinite Strike from 11th JULY 2016and Postal JCA also decided to make massive preparation for total strike. 

Percentage of HRA in 7th pay commission after cabinet approval


The Pay commission has recommended HRA should be rationalized by using the factor 0.8 which is used for rationalising the percentage based allowances. The 7th CPC recommended 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission also recommended that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.
The cabinet committee reviewed the recommendations on Allowances and they are not able to give a decision over the Allowances. Hence the Union Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. And it is said that the Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months.

Cabinet decisions on Implementation of the Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7th CPC – GOVERNMENT REJECTED ALL THE MODIFICATIONS SOUGHT BY THE NJCA

NO INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA

NJCA WILL MEET AT 04:00 PM ON 30TH JUNE 2016 TO DECIDE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION. CONTINUE IN FULL SWING MOBILIZATION FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016.

CABINET APPROVED 7 TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS WITHOUT ANY CHANGE.

The Cabinet approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission Today.

There is no change in 7th CPC submitted in November '2015.

The recommendations will result in a hike in salaries of over one crore government employees and pensioners.

The pay panel had in November last year recommended 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels. The entry level pay has been recommended to be raised to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000.

Reports says that Minimum pay is Rs.18000/ and maximum pay Rs.is 2,50,000

The Pay commission recommended Minimum pay Rs.18,000 with increase of 14.29%. The same is approved without any change.


 Detail of the pay commission will be announced later in a press conference.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ’C’ EMPLOYEES IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

Sub: Cadre Restructuring of Group ’C’ employees in Department of Posts.

D.G. Post letter No. 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 27th May, 2016.

            The Cadre Restructuring of Group-C  employees of Department of Posts has been undertaken in consultation with Department of Expenditure , Ministry of Finance in pursuance of the approval concurrence of the Department  of Expenditure  vide ID No. 2(45)E.III Desk/2015 dated 12th May,2016 , a list at distribution of the posts containing the existing and revised posts  of Postal Assistants, Lower Selection  Grade, Higher Selection  Grade II & I and also a few HSG-I (Non-Functional Grade) is enclosed for implementation with the  following  instructions:

a)         The post of SPMs in Single  Handed  and Double Handed Post Offices  to the cadre of LSG posts (GP Rs.2800) shown in the  annexure now allotted to the Circle , will be placed in the Grade  Pay of Rs.2800/- in the Pay Band-I..
b)         The post of SPMs in Triple Handed Post Offices, in the extent of HSG-II  posts (GP4200) shown the annexure  now allotted  to the Circle and all other existing norms based LSG Posts in Post offices  will be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200- in the Pay  Band-II. In no case, the total number of HSG-II posts shall exceed the number of posts allotted to the Circle.
C)        Existing  posts in HSG-II to the extent  of posts  now allotted  and shown in the annexure , will  be placed in the  Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- in the Pay  Band-II along with the existing  HSG-I Posts . Remaining HSG-II posts if any shall remain in the GP of Rs.4200 only. In no case, the total number of HSG-I posts shall exceed the number of posts allotted in the Circle.
d)         The Cadre Restructuring of these posts  are only in respect of the  posts from Postal Side  other  than the posts of RMS ., Circle and Regional Offices and SBCO Wings.
e)         If the revised number of posts is in excess of the existing strength of a particular grade the difference will be deemed as  newly sanctioned posts in that grade . Similarly, if the revised number of posts is in  a grade is less than the existing strength the number of posts equal to the difference  will be treated as having been  abolished in that grade.

 f)         The vacancies arising out of the restructuring will be filled up only from the amongst the official who fulfill the eligibility criteria  laid down in the recruitment rules  for the post.

g)         The new HSG-I (Non Functional  Grade)  with the grade  pay of Rs.4800/- is only  for those  who  are  senior  most  and completed  not less than a minimum service of 2 years  in HSG-I  subject to the  number of posts specified  for the Circle  in HSG-I (Non Functional  Grade) (for example  the number of NFG officials in AP Circle should never  exceed (17) after following usual procedure of non functional upgradation(s).

2.         These instructions will be effective from the date of issue of the orders. The actual benefit would however be admissible to the eligible officials from the date of actual promotion.

3.         Receipt of the order may be acknowledged. Immediate action initiated and compliance report sent at the earliest.
                                                                                   Sd/-
                                                                                                (Tarun Mittal)
                                                                                                                                       Assistant Director General (PE-II)

Friday, May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016

FNPO Tendered evidence before GDS Pay Committee

FNPO tendered evidence before the GDS pay Committee headed by Sri Kamalesh Chandra, Chairman, from the official side Sri TQ Mohammad Secretary, Sri Susheel Member and from the staff side  Sri D Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO, Sri TN Rahate, President FNPO, Sri Rajat S Das, working president , FNPO, Sri D Kishan Rao, Genral Secretary, NAPE Group-C, Sri B Shivakumar, Asstt. General Secretary, NAPE Group-C, Sri PU Muraleedharan, General Secretary, NUGDS, Sri CH. Laxmi Narayana Prsident NUGDS, Sri L LKrishna Prasad RR, NAPE Gr-C, AP Circle were tendered the evidence. A Video Presentation for 25 minutes was made before the commission showing the nature of duties of all the cadres of the GDS employees, usage of biometric devices for payment of MGNREGA, Social Security Pensions and the interview of the Hon’ble Communication Minister, Sri Ravi Sankar Prasadji covering the projects under took by the rural postal network present and future. Sukanya Samradhi Account, RPLI, sale of Godavari water, PM Suraksha Bhima Yojana were highlighted in the video. The Chairman and GDS committee keenly watched the video presentation and positively responded on the points raised in the memorandum. The Commission may call unions again in July 2016.
Some of the salient features of the evidence

1. Amending the rule 3A of the GDS conduct & Engagement Rules and allotting the GDS employees to work for 8 hours. Necessary documents obtained under RTI Act were submitted in support of the workload of the BPMs.
2. Dispensing with the unscientific point system for assessing the workload of BPMs and evaluations of new method for the GDSMC/MD/Packers keeping the future need of the rural postal system.
3. Reducing the cadres in the GDS System by making common cadre atleast two and suitably fixing the wages.
4. Fixing the wages of the GDS agents based on the scales implemented to the Central Govt. Employees in the 7th CPC minimum of Rs 20,000/- basic pay.
5. Finding ways and means for providing rented standard accommodation by the Department paying suitable HRA.
6. Cash conveyance arrangement to be made by the Department with conveyance allowance.
7. Fixed quota for the GDS employees in the PA recruitment and allowing GDS employees in the vacant posts of Postal Assistants like postmen & Group-D.
8. 5%  LR
9. The compassionate appointment of the dependents in case of   voluntary/invalid retirements
10.       Liberal transfer facility in place of limited transfer facility.
11.       Medical facilities, Group Insurance
12.       Chapter wise discussion of our Memorandum .         






Thursday, May 26, 2016

MEETING WITH SECRETARY AND MEMBER (TECHNOLOGY)

Today the General Secretary along with S/S Rajat S Das,President,CHQ B. Sivakumar,AGS Ch Laxminarayana President,NUGDS.CHQ,Krishnaprasad,RR,Vishakhapatnam met Sri S.K.Sinha,Secretary Department od Posts and greeted him on his assumption. Letters were submitted on the following issues  and discussed.

1. Malfunctioning  of CBS & Macmash and consequent  resent ment  among the Group C employees.
2. Foriegn Post Office Kolkata issues.
3.Point based compassionate appointment of GDS employees and implementation of the orders 
    taking  date of death  as criteria.

The delegation thereafter met Sri B.V.Sudhakar,Member (Technology) and discussed the failure of Infocys  in customizing the Finacle  software  and the issues raised by the NAPEC in previous letters.

Today  a higer level meeting was held with Infosys Technocrats  and  dead line is fixed  to rectify the soft ware by First week of June 2015.
There after a meeting was held with DDG (MB) on the Foriegn Post Office issues

General Secretary



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES GROUP-‘C’
(Central Head Quarters)
No. 17-2-17, P&T Quarters, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001

______________________________________________________________________



No. 1-1                                                                                                        Dated:  26-05-2016

The Secretary
Department of Posts
New Delhi-110001

Sub: Problems in the CBS & Mcamish

Ref: Union letter No. 1-1 dated 26-4-2016

Sir,

In continuation of our previous correspondence we further supplement the following for your kind attention and necessary action.

1.     Frequent server problem for which customers are fed up with Postal services inturn the officials including Postmasters at the front line are being victimized.
2.     CTS clearing at HOs has become more burden on the officials and officials at HO/GPO are finding it very difficult to clear the cheques within the prescribed time limit as most of the time the server will be down.
3.     CTS clearing on holidays at GPO/HOs seems to be useless as the officials will not be allowed to do any transactions but will be honoring the cheques just by viewing the balance and actual withdrawal will be shown and accounted on the next working day which seems to be at higher risk as other channels are kept open on holidays and Sundays.
4.     On decentralization of PLI/RPLI the workload on Postmasters working at HOs has become hectic where there is no DPM post for treasury/ delivery/subaccounts.
5.     Though some of the officers are merged office SOL is exiting and one of the official is provided use rid for the merged office and the officials acting as PA and supervisor which is highly irregular inspite of asking for merger of SOL the solution is not provided.

6.     With reference to the order NO FNo.25-11/2016-SB dtd at DAK BHAWAN the 10/11/05/2016 where in more pressure and burden is put on Postmasters/Supervisors of the HOs.The following clarifications are needed with reference to the said order.
a)On what authentication the Postmasters of the HOs should upload the DBT as in many circles the Emos(SSY)  are directly fetched from Postman package with the local software namely Anand tool and linked to finacle where it will be automatically shown as window delivery in postman package and directly reflected in treasury package and will be uploaded to finacle .Now many of the SPMs in the delivery post offices are directly sending email to the concerned HOs and asking for upload of the e-mos by attaching the file for upload.
b) If there is any discrepancies in the amount and account number who is responsible?
   And how to check the same and on what authentication it should be uploaded.
c) Under each HO more than twelve delivery offices will be there and not less than 200000 e-mos will be there for uploading .This is an extra burden on Postmasters working at HO and in future no official may be willing to work under HOs.
            We once again request to kindly initiate necessary action immediately.
Yours Sincerely,


 (D Kishan Rao)
   General Secretary

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES GROUP-‘C’
(Central Head Quarters)
No. 17-2-17, P&T Quarters, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001
______________________________________________________________________

To

Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Honorable Minister of Communication & IT
Govt. of India,
New Delhi-110001

Honorable Sir,

Sub: Malfunctioning of CBS Vs detoriating service to the public in Banking and Insurance in the Department of Post – Request for immediate intervention.


My union which is representing the staffs who are shouldering the responsibility of manning the CBS and Insurance in Post Offices, compelled to bring the following for your kind intervention.

2.         The IT modernization project was introduced in the Department two years back and nearly 20500 offices so far brought under CBS operation. But the innovation does not lead to technological improvisation ensuring the best possible service to the customers. But, instead, had rendered our staff with an unsavory and humiliating experience of encountering the public wrath and curse on day today basis. The Business in both the sectors rapidly coming down.

3.         We expected a rapid change in the Department with the new technology and the initiatives taken by the Honorable Minister to take the service finally to the Post Bank of India in 2017. But the hope is slowly shattering and the staffs are working upto midnight to make the project a success.

4.         All the assurances the administration, had given in the past and the transient nature of the problems had not proved to be credible and  worthy merit. Instead the problems are aggravating day by day making every one skeptic of the words from the authorities that be.

5.         The problem so far identified is the server capacity which is not enough compared to the no. of transactions, bandwidth and old computers and peripherals which has to be replaced. The Department issued orders to upgrade, but due to financial hurdles nothing has been done. As announced by the Honorable Minister the linking the BOS through RICT will further worsen the situation.

6.         My union has fully cooperated and made so many suggestions to improve the situation and staff at the field level are frustrated with the continued malfunctioning of the technology. The staffs are doubtful how about the future and next stage of technology. Further there are frauds due to mishandling recently which are a tip in the iceberg. The management never felt any responsibility and innocent people are becoming the scapegoats.

7.         There is no training/proper training and the staff are forced to handle the technology straightaway without any training.

8.         My union therefore requests the Honorable minister to initiate necessary urgent action to develop the services to the satisfaction of customers and save the officials from public wrath.


Yours Sincerely,


 (D Kishan Rao)


   General Secretary