Thursday, February 1, 2018

Central Government plans to abolish posts vacant for 5 years...

Central Government plans to abolish posts vacant for 5 years
The government is planning to abolish all posts which have been vacant for more than five years, and has directed all ministries and department to submit a comprehensive report on the matter.

In an office memorandum, the Finance Ministry said it had asked all ministries and departments to submit an action-taken report regarding abolition of posts vacant for more than five years.

Some departments and ministries have responded but some, instead of providing a comprehensive report, have submitted the requisite information in piecemeal manner, it said.

Therefore, financial advisors and joint secretaries (administration) of all ministries/ departments are requested to identify the posts which are vacant for more than five years and submit a comprehensive report on abolition of such posts in main ministry and their respective subordinate organisations at the earliest, the office memorandum, dated January 16, 2018, said.

Following this, the Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all its additional secretaries, joint secretaries, chiefs of paramilitary forces and other attached organisations to submit comprehensive reports, a home ministry official told PTI.

According to a preliminary estimate, there are several thousand central government posts which are lying vacant for five or more years, the official said.



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No: - NAPE-C/WB/CWC /2017                                                                              Dated: 31.10.2018
                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 Kolkata GPO Auditorium Hall (Training Centre), Kolkata-700001 on 23.02.2018 (Friday) at 10.30 hrs 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 last CWC meeting.
2)      Financial Review
3)      Organisational Review
4)      Policy & Programme
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, January 26, 2018

NCJCM request the Government to issue order making MACP scheme W.E.F. 01/01/2006

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi
Dear sir,
Sub : Item No.2,10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP – Agenda items of the Standing Committee. 
Kindly refer to the above, All the three items, which were discussed together pertains to the date of the MACP Scheme which was introduced by the Government on the basis of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The Staff Side demand to give effect to the revised promotional scheme from the date of the effect, the report of the Commission itself i.e on 1.1.2006 was unfortunately not accepted by the official side and was not  allowed to reach its logical conclusion i.e either by an agreement or disagreement.
We now send herewith copy of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter vide W.P 3744 of 2016 dated 08/12/2017.
The Hon’ble apex court has categorically stated that the Govt.’s decision to make the scheme effective prospectively was wrong and the scheme has to be implemented with effective from 1.1.2006. We request that the Govt, may issue necessary orders making the MACP Scheme effective from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008. While issuing such an order, it may also be clarified that the employees who were granted the benefit of ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 are not adversely affected and no recovery is ordered i from them in this connection.
Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(Shiv Gopal Mishra)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

19th Circle conference of NUGDS West Bengal Circle.

19th Circle conference of NUGDS was held at Basirhat High school on 24/25/12/2017.S/Shri Rajat S.Das Chief Adviser of NAPE-Gr-C&NUGDS inaugurated the conference. Asit Majumder and Idrish Ali also chaired the meeting. SGFNPO Sri D Theagarajan, NUGDS General Secretary P.U.Muralidharan   FNPO Working President Sri Manik Chandra Dey, FNPO affiliated unions circle secretaries Sri Koushik Chakraborty, Sri Debnath Paul, Soma Ghosh, Tapan Dutta addressed the conference. Shri Bhupen Roy Basunia, Sri Ashok Kr. Mitra & Sri Jayanta Biswas elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer respectively.  

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Flash news

FNPO Delegation met Central Ministers for pursual of early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Sri.B.Shiva Kumar Asst.G/S , Sri.Sivaji Vasireddy Asst.G/S , Sri.CH.Laxmi Narayana President NUGDS , Sri.L.Krishna Prasad RR NAPE Gr-C AP Circle ,Sri.V.Manjappa D/S NAPE Gr-C Shimoga met Hon'ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals&Fertilisers Sri.Anantha Kumar and Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways Sri.Nitin Gadkari at their Parliament Offices and requested for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Friday, December 15, 2017


Finance Ministry today cleared the GDS Pay Commission file. Now our Department will prepare Cabinet note & our Deptl Minister will send the file to the Cabinet for approval.Hope cabinet will finally approve shortly..... 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

After submission of Memorandum to Governor of West Bengal, the  Group of leaders headed by Sri Rajat Suvra Das, Koushik Chakraborty.

Monday, October 23, 2017


We are very glad  that Sri Koushik Chakraborty, circle Secretary NAPE Gr-C WB Circle has been nominated by the Secretary General FNPO on 21.10.2017 as a Member (staff Side) - RJCM, WB Circle.

Rajat S Das                                            Manik Ch Dey
Chief Advisor                                      Circle President


T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001.
 Phone : 011-23321378
 E-mail :

Ref: RJCM/66/2017 20/10/2017

The Chief Postmaster General,
West Bengal circle,
Yogayog Bhawan,
Kolkata- 700 012.

Sub: My Federation change the nomination in respect 
of the RJCM West Bengal circle

My Federation nominates Shri Koushik Chakraborty, Circle Secretary NAPE-C, West Bengal
Circle as a member of RJCM in the place of Shri S. Rajat Das who has retired from the service.

Yours sincerely,

(D. Theagarajan,)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Diwali Greetings

On this festival of light, I pray that your happiness is multiplied and your sorrows divided. May this auspicious festival bring you and your family health, wealth and success.
                                                "Happy Diwali"

Rajat S Das                        Manik Chandra Dey                               Koushik Chakraborty
Chief Advisor                      President                                               Circle Secretary

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lunch hour Demonstration on 24/10/2017

FNPO has decided to go on Demonstration before the Divisional office on 24/10/2017 against the vindictive attitude of Modi Govt towards the Postal Deptt. to finish the Small Savings business &  issued Gazette notification  on 10.10.2017 in which all Nationalized Bank and Private Bank are empowered to do Small Savings works resulted more than 40% work load and staff strength will be badly reduced. Hence all the Divisional Union of FNPO affiliates jointly hold the demonstration to protest to withdraw the motivated and whimsical notification dated 10.10.2017. They are requested to to submit letter to the Secretary Post through the Divisional Superintendent.

Manik Chandra Dey                                                             Koushik Chakraborty
President (CHQ)                                                                   Circle Secretary

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Demonstrations in front of all Divisional offices.

No.7/SB/70/2017 Date: 17/10/2017
Shri A. N. Nanda,
 Chairman, Postal Services Board,
 Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001.

 Sub: Protest demonstrations in front of all Divisional offices.

 Ministry of finance issued notification on 10/10/2017 vide F. NO 7/10/10/2014- Ns permitting all Nationalized Banks and three Private Banks viz ICICI Bank, AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes. This will badly affect our revenue as well as workload in all the post offices.
Further, our Department replied to my federation on 1st August vide letter No.08/12/2017-SR that the recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra committee have been considered by the Department of Posts and mandatory approval is being obtained in this regard now nearly 75 days have lapsed, there is no improvement on this important issue. We are getting the same reply from the concerned officers. My Federation is unable to reply to our GDS cadres.
One side Government is taking steps; one by one to reduce the importance of the Post offices, on the other side Department is not showing any interest to get mandatory approval from the Government with regard to GDS wage revision.
My federation doesn’t want to be a silent spectator on the above issues, therefore we have decided to organize lunch hour demonstration on 24/10/2017 in front of all Divisional office across the country to record our protest. Further course of action of my federation will be intimated after convening of our federal secretariat.
 Yours sincerely
 (D. Theagarajan)

Secretary General

Wednesday, October 11, 2017




Saturday, September 30, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today 12th meeting of the 16th Postal Services staff welfare board was held under the chairmanship of Honourable M.O.S.

Today 12th meeting of the 16th Postal Services staff welfare board was held under the chairmanship of Honourable M.O.S.

SG FNPO participated in the meeting with the black shirt.  SG FNPO requested Honourable Minister to discuss the GDS issue before the agenda but it was permitted. 

Items of the meeting were discussed.  Minister was very positive on all the welfare issues.  SG FNPO recorded the following at the end of the meeting.

  • FNPO is not participating in the strike.  However, we strongly feel that the demands of GDS are genuine.
  • Shri Mahadevaiah was not permitted to attend this meeting.  As per our view, it is wrong.  FNPO recorded its displeasure for not permitting Shri Mahadevaiah in the meeting.  The Minister heard our voice patiently.
In the closing remark, the Minister said that they are very positive in settling the GDS issues.

After the meeting, the Department hold lunch for the participants.  SG FNPO boycotted the lunch informing to the officers that when our GDS employees are going on strike, we don't want to take any refreshment during the meeting.  

Minutes is awaited.  Details of the minutes will be published after its receipt.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Eligibility of divorced daughters for grant of family pension - clarification regarding.

G No. 1/13/09-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
19th July, 2017.
Sub: Eligibility of divorced daughters for grant of family pension - clarification regarding.  
Provision for grant of family pension to a widowed/divorced daughter beyond the age of 25 years has been made vide OM dated 30.08.2004. This provision has been included in clause (iii) of sub-rule 54 (6) of the CCS (Pension), Rules, 1972. 
2. As indicated in Rule 54(8) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, the turn of unmarried children below 25 years of age comes after the death or remarriage of their mother/father, i.e., the pensioner and his/her spouse. Thereafter, the family pension is payable to the disabled children for life and then to the unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters above the age of 25 years. 
3. It was clarified, vide this department Office Memorandum of even number, dated 11th September, 2013, that the family pension is payable to the children as they are considered to be dependent on the Government servant/pensioner or his/her spouse. A child who is not earning equal to or more than the sum of minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon is considered to be dependent on his/her parents. Therefore, only those children who are dependent and meet other conditions of eligibility for family pension at the time of death of the Government servant or his/her spouse, whichever is later, are eligible for family pension. If two or more children are eligible for family pension at that time, family pension will be payable to each child on his/her turn provided he/she is still eligible for family pension when the turn comes. 
4. It was clarified that a daughter if eligible, as explained in the preceding paragraph, may be granted family pension provided she fulfils all eligibility conditions at the time of death/ineligibility of her parents and still on the date her turn to receive family pension comes. Accordingly, divorced daughters who fulfil other conditions are eligible for family pension if a decree of divorce had been issued by the competent court during the life time of at least one of the parents. 
5. This department has been receiving grievances from various quarters that the divorce proceedings are a long drawn procedure which take many years before attaining finality. There are many cases in which the divorce proceedings of a daughter of a Government employee/pensioner had been instituted in the competent court during the life time of one or both of them but none of them was alive by the time the decree of divorce was granted by the competent authority. 
6. The matter has been examined in this department in consultation with Department of Expenditure and it has been decided to grant family pension to a divorced daughter in such cases where the divorce proceedings had been filed in a competent court during the life-time of the employee/pensioner or his/her spouse but divorce took place after their death – provided the claimant fulfils all other conditions for grant of family pension under rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. In such cases, the family pension will commence from the date of divorce. 
7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No. 1(11)/EV/2017, dated 7th July, 2017. 
(D.K. Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 24644632