Sunday, February 19, 2017

Allowances Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017

 

Federation Leaders associated with National Council JCM are keep telling that Allowance Committee might submit its report on 20th February 2017. The CG Staff are already very much upset over the Government’s deliberate attempt to delay the payment of Allowances by constituting many committees. Because the payment of revised Allowances is considered will impact the Governments Exchequers. Lot of Committees formed and Meetings held after the Notification issued for implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations. But there is no any fruitful outcome from these meetings. No sign of making decisions which satisfy the Central government employees.

Had the Allowance like HRA is paid in revised rates from the date of Notification i.e. 25th July 2016, it seems more beneficial than waiting for the subcommittee reports. Because if revised allowances are not given retrospective effect, it will be a huge loss for Central Government Servants. Reports suggest that the Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017 and it will be notified with effect from 1st April 2017. Federation sources told that It is unacceptable and we will fight it out until the revised allowances implemented with effect from 1.1.2016

Friday, January 20, 2017

Summary of GDS report

1) The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDS is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours. 
 2) The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
3) The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
4) The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
5) 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 which presently have 15% anticipated income norms
6) 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.
7)The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
8) 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. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
9) The eleven approved categories of GDS 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.
10) The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.
11) The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Department Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
12) The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35, 480/- per month.
13) The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
14)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.
15) Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6, 000/- per Child per annum has been introduced for GDS.
16) Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.
17)A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 Years, 24 years and 36 Years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
18) The ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60, 000 to Rs.5, 00,000/-
19) 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.
20) The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50, 000/0 to Rs.5, 00,000/-.
21) The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.
22) The Scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
23) The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.
24) The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head ” Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
25) Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.
26) The wages for the entire (26 Weeks) period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
27)  The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.
28) The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum
29) Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
30) Online system of engagement has been recommended.
31) The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.
32) Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Departmental cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.
33)  Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
34) Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.
35) The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
36) The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 Time for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
37) 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.
38) The committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.
38) The compassionate Engagement of GDSs has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.
New Wages Scale: -

Recommended clubbing of existing TRCA slabs into New wages Structure
Sl
Present TRCA Slabs
New Designation & Working hours
New Wages Level
New Wages Scale
1
MC/MP/MM(3HRS)
2295-45-3695


Assistant BPM/Dak Sevak
(4Hrs)



Level- 1



10000-24470
2
MC/MP/MM(3.45 MTS)
2870-50-4370
3
MD/SV(3Hrs)
2665-50-4165
4
MD/SV(3Hrs.45 Mts)
3330-60-5130
5
MC/MP/MM(5Hrs)
3635-65-5585

Assistant BPM/Dak Sevak
(5Hrs)


Level- 2

12000-29380
6
MD/SV(5Hrs)
4220-75-6470
7
BPM (3Hrs)
2745-50-4245


BPM
(4Hrs)


Level- 1


12000-29380
8
BPM (3Hrs.30MtS)
3200-60-5000

BPM (4Hrs)
3660-70-5760
10
BPM(4HrS30MtS)
4115-75-6365

BPM
(5Hrs)

Level-2

14500-35480
11
BPM (5HrS)
4575-85-7125


Increment: - 3%
Fitment Factor: - 2.57 on the Basic TRCA as on 31.12.2015.
Date of effect: - 01.01.2016.
Ordinary Leave: - 15 days in every January & July and accumulated upto 180 days.
Emergency Leave: - 5 days in a year and can’t carry over.
Maternity Leave: 26 Weeks.
Paternity Leave: - 7 days.
CEA: - 6000/- per child per annum maximum two children.




Amount of Composite Allowance recommended for GDS working in GDS Post office
1
BPM Providing GDS post office accommodation which meets prescribed slandered.
1600
2
BPM Providing GDS post office accommodation which does not meet prescribed slandered.
1100
3
BPM having Post office in rent free govt accommodation and staying in the post village
1100
4
Assistant BPM working in GDS post office and staying in the post village/ delivery jurisdiction
800

Amount of Composite Allowance recommended for GDS working in GDS Post office
1
Dak Sevaks working in “X” class Cities/Town
2400
2
Dak Sevaks working in “Y” class Cities/Town
1600

Dak Sevaks working in “Z” class Cities/Town
800

Amount of Allowance will be increased by 25% when the DA crossed 50%.

Combination duty allowance: -

Recommended daily rates of combination duty allowance
1
BPM doing combined duty of ABPM of same office
Rs 65/- per working day
Maximum 89 days at a stretch
2
ABPM doing combined duty of BPM of same office
Rs 75/- per working day
3
Dak Sevak doing combined duty of another Dak Sevak of same office
Rs 65/ per working day

Cash carrying allowance: Minimum Rs 50/- for conveyance of Cash upto Rs 50000/- plus actual bus fare and additional Rs 10/- for every 10000/- beyond Rs 50000/-

Point system for assessment of work load abolished

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FLASH NEWS

GDS committee Report 2016 Published just after receiving NOC from ECI.
Due to technical fault details cannot be seen. Wait for some time.......

LIST OF OFFICE BEARER OF NAPE GR-C WB CILCLE

President: -              Sri Manik Chandra Dey, SPM Gorabazar (Murshidabad)
Vice President:                 1. Joynal Abedin, APM A/cs Suri HO (Birbhum)
                                         2. Subhendu Ghosh, APM Basirhat( Barasat Division)
                                         3. Sanat Kumar Paul, PA Siliguri HO( Darjeeling)
Circle Secretary:     Kaushik Chakraborty, PA Dharmata SO Kolkata700013
Asstt Circle Secretary  1. Randhir Singh, PRI(P) Salkia HO
                                          2. Debasish Bose, OA Divisional office (Bankura Dvn)
                                          3. Abdul Kuddus, SPM Knyapur (Asansol)
                                          4. Sanjoy Ghosh, (North Kolkata)
                                          5. Indranil Nandi OA Divisional office (South Presidency)
Treasurer:                Madhab Paul, APM A/cs BarabazarHO(Barabazar Dn)
Asstt Treasurer:            Sanjib Biswas, OA Div office (South Kolkata)
Organizing Secretary:      1. Biswanath Rakshit OA Div office (North Hooghly)
                                         2. Kajal Ganguly SPM Ichhapur Nawabganj(North Presy Dn)
                                         3. Ashok Kr Roy PA Kalyani HO (South Nadia)
                                                                                                                                                                                 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HUNGER FAST

As per instruction of Secretary General- FNPO, General Secretary NUPE- C, & General Secretary NUGDS today on 17/01/2017, the NAPE-C, NUGDS, West Bengal Circle along with Postal Pensioners Association is on Hunger Fast before the Chief PMG office WB Circle Kolkata and during Lunch hour Demonstration about 450 members agitated and demanded for Immediate publish of GDS Committee Report. A Charter of demand addressed to Hon’ble Secretary Posts is submitted before the CPMG WB Circle for onwards disposal. In the programme S/S Rajat S Das, Kausik Chakraborty Circle Secretary NAPE- C, Tapan Dutta, Circle Secretary NUGDS, Dilip Kr Das C/S Pensioners Association and all CWC Members and Divisional Secretaries of NAPE Gr-C & GDS took part and delivered their speech in favour of Hunger Fast demanding for (1) Immediate publish & Implement the GDS Commission Report. (2) The date of implementation shall be on & from 01.01.2016

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Felicitation to Shri Rajat S Das working president FNPO.

A grand felicitation was arranged by Murshidapad colleagues.  During the felicitation SG FNPO, GS NAPE-C, GS NUGDS, Shri B.Shivakumat, ASG[FNPO], Shri Shivaji Vasi Reddy, C.S. NAPE-C Andhra Circle, Shri Baghwan, Finance Secy NAPEC and Shri Koushik former C.S Delhi Circle recalled the glorious services of Shri Rajat S Das.



Shri Rajat S Das retired from service on 31.12.2016 as Fgn Post Supdt.   He served as Circle Secretary for more than a decade in West Bengal Circle.  He also held All India President post of NAPEC and working president of FNPO.  During his tenure he enrolled more members for NAPE Group C union.

FNPO & NAPE CHQ wishes Shri Rajat S Das "A'' happy and peaceful retired life




Silver Jubilee Conference - West Bengal Circle


Silver Jubilee Circle Conference of National Association of Postal Employees Group- C, West Bengal Circle was held at Berhampore Murshidabad from 08/01/2017 to 10/01/2017. In the Very morning at 9.00 am a Colourful Rally (Procession) along Horse Dance was held where all the delegates and local members (Thousands members). The Conference was inaugurated by Sri D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary NAPE Gr- C. SG FNPO Shri D. Theagrajan addressed the conference as Chief Guest. Shri P.U.Murulidharan General Secretary NUGDS, B. Shibakumar ASG (FNPO), and Circle Secretary Karnataka Circle, Shri Sivaji Vasireddy, Organising Secretary NAPE Gr-C& Circle Secretary Andra Pradesh Circle and all Circle Secretaries of FNPO affiliates West Bengal Circle addressed the session. Shri Rajat S Das Circle Secretary NAPE Gr-C West Bengal Circle addressed the open session as Chief Speaker. At the evening a cultural programme”Bichitra Anusthan” followed by a Comedy Drama ”Siddhidata” was organized by the reception committee. On 9/01/2017 delegate session was held throughout the day. More than twenty members participated in the discussion. Sri Manik Ch Dey Divisional Secretary Murshidabad Division discussed about the organization categorically. On 10/01/2017 at about 10.00am a Falicitation programme of Sri Rajat S Das who retired on superannuation on 31/12/2016 was held. Almost all Division of West Bengal Circle participated in the programme.  After closing of felicitation programme the house rejoined the delegate session the agenda Election of office bearer was started. Sri Manik Chandra Dey, Sri Kausik Chakraborty and Madhab Pal were elected as President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer unanimously. The Conference was a grand success. All delegates were stayed in Hotel. Delicious food was served. The Circle union sincere thanks the reception committee as well as all the members of Murhidabad Division. 








Our CHQ president and CS of WB circle Sri. Rajath S Das had retired from service on 31-12-2016. Our circle union wishes him happy and peaceful retirement life.   

Monday, January 2, 2017

FLASH NEWS

 Result of surplus qualified candidates of LGO Examination,2oL5-1,6held on 3t.o7.2o1,6against the Departmental euota Vacancies of 2015_16.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Wishing all Members of FNPO affiliates and their Families a Very Happy New Year 2017.....

"May every moment of this year would be unique, filled with pure pleasure and each day comes out like exactly what you want."

Saturday, December 31, 2016

(M) 09433102352
(R)(033)25387912
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES, GROUP·C
West Bengal Circle
(Affiliated to FNPO & UNI)
Website: www.nupegcwb.blogspot.com 12, Kiran Shankar Roy Road, Kolkata-700001 email : rajatsdas@gmail.com
No. NAPE-C/WB/22nd AIC/2016 Dt. 30.12.2016


To,
The Chief Post Master General
West Bengal Circle
Yogayog Bhavan, Kolkata-700012

Sub: Requests for issue of necessary instructions for grant of Spl Casual Leave to the Delegates for attending 22nd All India Conference.

Madam,
I am glad to inform you that the 22nd All India Conference of NAPE, Gr-C is notified by our General Secretary Vide No. : 11-1/AIC, Dt.07.11.2016 to be held from 05th to 07th February, 2017
at Bhagyamala Auditorium, Trivandrum in Kerala Circle. I am enclosing here with the Notice duly attested by me for your kind perusal.

I would therefore request your good Offices for early issuing the necessary instructions to all Heads of Division for grant of Special Casual Leave to the Delegates of the Divisional Union throughout the Circle Covering the Transit Period and excluding the Sunday & Holiday at the earliest.
A copy of the instructions to all Heads of Division is solicited.
With regards.

Enclo : As above
Copy forwarded for information to:-
Yours faithfully

 (Ralat S. Das)
Circle Secretary
&
All India President, NAPE, Gr-C (CHQ)

1. Sri D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, NAPE, Gr-C(CHQ), Ch: 17-2-2017 P&T Quarter,
Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001
2. All the Divisional Secretaries of NAPE, Gr-C, throughout the Circle.
3. All the Delegates (through Divisional Secretaries) throughout the Circle.
4.Association File

(Rajat S Das)

Circle Secretary
(R)(033)25387912
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES, GROUP-C
West Bengal Circle
(Affiliated to FNPO & UNI)
12, Kiran Shankar Roy Road, Kolkata-700001

 No. NAPE-C/WB/Sunday Duty/2016 Dt. 30.12.2016

To,
Smt. Arundhaty Ghosh,
 Chief Post Master General
 West Bengal Circle
Yogayog Bhawan,
 Kolkata-700012

Sub: Submission of Demands to stop Sunday & Holiday duty.
 Madam,
Your Office has issued an instruction to all the Divisional Heads across the Circle Vide No. : MLS/Z-611X/Ch-1 Dt. 22.12.2016 for Opening the Post Offices Sunday & Holiday on 25.12.2016 and Sunday on 01.01.2017 which is very much unfortunate as the employees are totally deprived for getting their legitimate weekly off. Further, in the month of November 2016 they have also performed the Sunday duty. The matter was earlier discussed with your good offices and also with the Regional Post Masters General but no any fruitful result has come out resulted the employees are very much aggrieved observing that the SSPOs, SPOs, ASPs, IPs are allowed/availed their weekly off on Saturday & Sunday as usual. Considering the above, I would therefore request your good desk kindly to see the matter very sympathetically so that the employees may not deprived their legitimate weekly off on Sunday & Holiday henceforth. You are also requested to see that the employees may be allowed compensatory off for their performed duties on Sunday & Holiday according.
 A line in reply with action is solicited.
With profound regards.
Yours faithfully
(Rajat S Das)
 Circle Secretary  & All India President,

NAPE, Gr-C (CHQ)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

LETTER TO SECRETARY POSTS.....

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
GROUP-C/POSTMEN/NUGDS
…………………………………… DIVISION.

To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110001

No: - NAPE-C/Demonstration/2016 dated at ………………………. The 19/12/2016

Respected Sir,
                As per the decision of taken by the FNPO & all its affiliates Union (CHQ) We are submitting herewith charter of demands in connection with 7th CPC recommendations as well as long pending issues for your kind perusal towards settlement at the earliest with due persuasion with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

With regards,

                                                Yours faithfully



Divisional Secretary                                  Divisional Secretary                                                    Divisional Secretary
                 NUGDS                                                                Postmen& MTS                                                                            Group- C

THE ISSUES RAISED AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 7TH CPC & OTHER LONG PENDING ISSUES

1.       Request to Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10thDecember 2015. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially the increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA, at the existing percentage itself, i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2.       Request to implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
3.       Request to Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pensions and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.       Request to Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5.       Request to Regularize all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.

6.       Request to avoid Downsizing, Privatization, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7.       Request to Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decided to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP Pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of the MACP.
8.       Request to Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a shortcut as a purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9.       Request to Fill up all vacant posts, including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts.
10.   Request to remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.   Request for Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. Employees.
12.   Request to reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
13.   Request for Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private Hospitals.
14.   Request to Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Outstation allowance (OSA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
15.   Request to Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

16.   Request to Revive JCM functioning at all levels.