Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018

DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018
F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2018
Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.
As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2 dated the 14th June, 2017, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2018. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on 23rd August, 2018. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday to 23rd August, 2018 in place of 22nd August, 2018 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.
2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.
Hindi version will follow.
(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary Government of India


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11 Am.
Administrative Side: DG Post's, Member (P) DDG (Estt), DDG (SR & Legal) ADG(Estt), ADS (GDS) and other officers.
Union side:- All three General Secretary and GD Group , FNPO.
Details discussion held between Administration and union representatives on the basis of GDS JCA memorandum, majore issues Viz date of implementation of new Scales, payment of arrears gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.Department catagorically replied that in case of implementation issue like date of implementation of new scale, arrears formulas as already cleared by the cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz leave, CEA, GIS, transfer, ESI facility SBDS financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible. But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new Scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded to consider. Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting further considerationat the appropriate level.
Three General Secretaries of GDS discussed over the today's meeting and decided to submit detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.

Reports from Sivaji Vashireddy
Secretary General FNPO.

Sunday, July 29, 2018


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No: - NAPE-C/WB/CWC /2018                                                                                        Dated: 14.07.2018
                It is hereby notified that the next Expanded Circle Working Committee meeting of “National Association of Postal Employees Group – C, West Bengal Circle” will be held at Krishnanagar cathedral Charitable Society (opp. LC College), Krishnanagar, North Nadia Division on 4th & 5th August 2018 at 11.00 am with the following agenda.
                It is further notified that no fresh notice will be issued if the date & venue of the expanded Circle Working committee meeting is changed, but only intimation will be sent.

1)      Confirmation of proceedings of the last CWC
2)      Financial Review
3)      Holding of 26th Circle Conference from 28/10/2018 to 30/10/2018 in Coochbehar.
4)      Organisational Review.
5)      Miscellaneous.
Copy forwarded for information to:-
1.       The Chief Postmaster General West Bengal Circle Yogayog Bhawan, Kolkata 700012
2.       The Postmaster General Kolkata Region /SB Region/MM & BD Region/NB & Sikkim Region
3.       All SSPO`s, SPO`s in West Bengal Circle.
4.       The Sr. PM Alipore HO/Director Kolkata GPO/ Sr. Postmaster Barabazar HO.
They are requested to grant Spl. CL to the CWC members & Divisional Secretary or their representatives under their control covering the transit period.
5.       All Circle Working Committee members, & Divisional Secretaries, Group – C, WB Circle with request to attend the meeting without fail.
6.       Chief Advisor NAPE Gr-C, WB circle
7.       Union file.

Friday, July 27, 2018


The Federal Working Committee Meeting held at Hotel Mahaveer, Hyderabad on 27/07/2018. The Meeting  was presided over by Mr Manik Chandra Dey, Working President of the Federation. Sri Sivaji Vasireddy,  elected as Secretary General , Sri R P Mishra ,Circle Secretary NAPE Gr-C, UP Circle and Sri Prerith Kumar ACS NAPE Gr-C Bihar circle  elected as Vice President and Deputy General Secretary respectably.

FWC Meeting held at Hyderabad on 27/07/2018

The Federal Working Committee meeting held at Mahaveer Hotel Hyderabad on 27/07/2018. Sri Manik Chandra Dey, Working President presided over the meeting. Sri Sivaji Vasireddy elected as Secretary General. Sri R P Mishra Circle Secretary NAPE Gr-C UP, Sri Prerit Kumar, ACS NAPE Gr- C Bihar Circle elected as Vice President and Deputy General Secretary respectively. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

CSI Workshop at Asansol HO

CSI workshop held today on 22.07.2018 at Asansol HO in WB circle where s/s Kaushik Chakraborty Circle Secretary, Dilip.Kr.Das, Sanjib Biswas, B Rakshit, Asok Kr Ray from Circle attended and delivered their valuable speech regarding CSI.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Yesterday at 3.30 pm Kaushik Chakraborty C/S NAPE Gr-C & T K Mondal met CPMG WB and discussed regarding Foreign Post issues, Postal sectional and CSI issues. Meeting was very positive and was assured for early steps. Let us hope for positive outcome.
..... K. Chakraborty....... 

Thursday, July 5, 2018


Representatives of the Confederation took a stand that as two years are already over after the assurances given by Group of Ministers, NJCA should revive the deferred indefinite strike immediately and date of commencement of the strike should be decided. After detailed discussion and after considering the views expressed by other NJCA Members (representing Railway Federations & Defence Employees Federations), it was unanimously decided TO PASS A RESOLUTION against the anti-employee attitude of the Government and inform the Government that if the Government fails to settle the demands of the Central Govt. Employees raised by NJCA including the major demands viz; increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor from 01.01.2016, Scrapping of NPS, implementation of Option - 1 from 01.01.2016 , withdrawal of "very good" benchmark for promotion , through a negotiated settlement on or before 07th August 2018 , then the NJCA would be left with no option than to revive the deferred indefinite strike action. The NJCA will meet on 18th August 2018, to decide next course of action.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Thanks a lot for restless fighting resulted Cabinet approval of our Demands. So the strike is called off. All GDS are requested to join their duties tomorrow. FNPO Jindabad……. NUGDS Jindabad…….. National Union Jindabad.
K.Chakraborty, C/S NAPE Gr-C       Ashok Mitra C/S NUGDS


The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved the revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts.
The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non-recurring expenditure - Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crore) during 2018-19.
3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.
  1. Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised.  The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other than Branch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
  2. The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
  3. Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:

Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels


Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours / Level 1 
Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours / Level 2 
Rs. 12000/- 
Rs. 14500/- 
ABPM/Dak Sevaks 
Rs. 10000/- 
Rs. 12000/- 

  1. Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
  2. It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
  3. Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
  • vii. Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
  1. A new Risk and hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.

Implementation strategy and targets:
The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.

The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.

The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.


Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

latest News on GDS Strike

Central Head Quarters, New Delhi – 110001

Ref:PJCA/GDS Strike/01/2018                                                                               Dated – 05.06.2018


Sri. A. N. Nanda
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001


Sub: -  Ongoing GDS Strike.

As you are aware the strike of the GDS Unions demanding immediate implementation of positive recommendation of Kamalesh Chandra committee is continuing. All the four GDs Unions are on strike and the functioning of 1,29,500 Branch Post offices has been paralysed. In remaining departmental offices also work is badly affected.

Instead of taking a positive approach to discuss and settle the demands amicably, the stand of the Department and Govt. that “strike should be withdrawn first and then only discussion”, “no minutes or agreement” etc. cannot be accepted by trade Unions of its name. The attitude of the Govt. and Department is condemnable.

As GDS has not raised any unreasonable demand, prolonging the strike further will complicate the situation. We, the Federation, shall not remain as silent spectators, when 2.76 lakhs GDS who are an integral part and backbone of the rural Postal services are on strike for 15 days.

We hereby like to inform you that if the strike is not settled by accepting the reasonable demands of the striking GDS Unions immediately, NFPE and FNPO and all its affiliated unions will be compelled to join the strike with short notice. We have already notified the meetings of our managing bodies to take a decision in this regard.

We earnestly hope that the Secretary, Department of Posts, shall come forward to negotiate and settle the legitimate demands of the striking GDS Unions forthwith, before the situation goes from bad to worse.

Yours faithfully,

                        D. Kishan Rao                                                              R. N. Parashar
                        Secretary General, FNPO                                            Secretary General, NFPE      

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Strike News

Meeting with Member (O) along with DDG(SR-Legal) and Director (Estt) was held today. No good out come has arrived. Monday again one formal meeting is fixed... as reported by our General Secretary, NUGDS.

Friday, May 25, 2018


Today's meeting with General Secretaries GDS headed by Usha Chandrasekhar, Member (O) Postal Services Board didn't complete. It is postponed for tomorrow 11.00 AM.......
D.Kisan RaoSecretary General FNPO

Thursday, May 24, 2018


According to P U Murulidharan's report Today's discussion between Regional Labour Commissioner, Department of Posts and all four GDS General Secretaries failed. So GDS JCA  decided to continue the strike....
A.K. Mitra & Kaushik Chakraborty,

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Demonstration at Yogayog Bhawan Kolkata (WB)

Demonstration in support of GDS Strike held at Yogayog Bhaban organised by all FNPO affiliated Union on this day on 22/05/2018

Sri Kaushik Chakraborty  C/S NAPE Gr- C

Monday, May 21, 2018

Latest position of GDS Strike......

The FNPO & affiliated unions totally support the GDS indefinite Strike from 22 May 2018.

1. Arranging picketing at HO’s and bigger offices & Divisional offices especially in CO &    RO’s.

2. Do not go against the GDS employees Indefinite Strike.

3. Don’t allow departmental employees to interfere with the duties of GDS employees.

4. Don’t allow any transactions without RICT & don’t allow any officiating arrangements. 

We should see that this strike is total success and no departmental employee should obstruct the strike according to the GDS employees demand. We should act for the success of strike.

The PJCA is observing the situation and it will embark on a total strike according to the situation.

We appeal to the Postal Board and Ministry of Communications to take appropriate decision soon.

The PJCA already made this intension to join the strike and many Circles joining the strike from tomorrow which is a spontaneous action.

The Postal Joint Council of Action is not responsible for the stalling of postal operations and the responsibility rest with the Ministry of Communications and the Government of India.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Latest Strike news

Today's discussion with DDG (SR & Legal) is not fruitful. The DDG did not assure anything about implementation of GDS committee report. We are asked to withdraw the strike unconditionally. This union did not agree. The Strike will continue as reported by our General Secretary .......

 Asok Kr Mitra, Circle Secretary, NUGDS 

T-24, Atul Grove Road, new Delhi-110001, Phone:  011-23321378

No: FNPO/Strike/NUGDS/2018                                                                            Dated:   17th    May  2018

All General Secretaries/FNPO office bearers
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions.

Dear Colleagues,

            As you are well aware that the NUGDS, AIGDSU and NFPE GDS unions had served strike notice on 3.5.2018 for indefinite strike from 22.5.2018 for implementation of  Kamalesh Chandra Committee positive recommendations which is delayed indefinitely and 3 Lakh GDS employees are frustrated.

            The available General Secretaries of FNPO and NFPE met and formed PJCA on 16.5.2018. The Federal Secretariat of NFPE was also in session on the same day. It was unanimously decided to support the strike of GDS employees.

            The PJCA consisting of NFPE and FNPO served a letter on 17.5.2018 to the Secretary in unequivocally terms that the Postal JCA supports the strike of GDS employees in total solidarity and it will decide future programme shortly if the demand is not settled and it is made clear that the Department is only responsible for the paralisation of postal services at this crucial juncture.

The FNPO therefore appeals to the cadre
1.    All the affiliated unions should extend full support in solidarity and organize for the total strike of GDS employees.
2.    According to the local situations they may form local JCA and cooperate to the strike according to the situation and see that the strike is total.
3.    During the period of strike massive demonstrations should be held at all work places
4.    They should protest wearing black badges against the callous attitude of the Department and Government.

All should understand that due to the technical compulsions the Postal JCA didn’t join the strike from the said date. The Postal JCA is watching the situation and take appropriate action in due course and will maintain broader unity for fulfillment of the charter of demands served on 17.5.2018 including the GDS demands (appended). Make preparations for the future direct action.

The agitation should send a message to the Department that the powder is dry and it will culminate to an indefinite strike shortly.

With fraternal Greetings……

                                                                                                     (D.KISHAN RAO)
                                                                                               Secretary General, FNPO

Indefinite GDS Strike called by NUGDS & AIGDSU from 22.05.2018.

GDS Strike is discussed in the postal JCA on 16/05/2018 & today 17/05/2018 and decided to go on strike by GDS ,. Departmental employees will support the strike. Please take efforts for our success.
Asok Kumar Mitra, Circle Secretary. NUGDS @ Kaushik Chakraborty, C/S NAPE Gr- C

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wishing you a prosperous Bengali New Year 1425. May God bless all of you and your family with good health, peace and happiness.

Koushik Chakraborty
Circle Secretary

Monday, April 2, 2018


Dear Colleague,
Secretary General FNPO Sri D. Theagarajan Retired from service on superannuation on 31.03.2018 & now Secretary General is Sri D.Kisan Rao. We heartilySalute both the Leaders.
= Koushik Chakaborty =  

Saturday, March 31, 2018

D.Theagarajan Secretary General F.N.P.O retiring from service on Superannuation on 31.03.2018....

Wishing you a very happy retired Life.Hope you will be with us as usual. May God bless you with good health, peace and all happiness.....
With regards,
Rajat S Das & All Members of FNPO
WB Circle.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DA ORDER FROM Deptt of Posts, Dak Bhaban

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

GDS Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon Salient features of Shri Kamlesh Chandra Committee

GDS Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon Salient features of Shri Kamlesh Chandra Committee

  • The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  • The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  • The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  • Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  • The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
  • The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
  • Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  • Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.