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.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Air Travel is allowed for Central Government employees from Level 6 and above


The Central Government published Gazette Notification for 7th CPC Allowances on 6th July 2017. The 7th CPC has recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowances. But the Government has decided to retain 12 Allowances from that 53 Allowances and allowed 3 Allowances to continue as separate allowance from these 37 Allowances recommended to be subsumed. Finally the Committee on Allowances and ECoS after the discussion with stakeholders, recommended to Modify 34 Allowances [See the List of 34 Allowances and Modifications]

The 7th CPC has recommended that Travelling Allowances can be continued without any changes. But the Government has decided to extend the Air Travel Entitlement to Govt Servants those who are in Level As per the Gazette Notification issued by Government of India, the Travelling allowance is rationalised to enable the Central Staffs from Level 6 to 8 to Travel by Air . The Official concerned clarified that, this Modified Travel Entitlement will be extended to LTC also.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

4th Circle Conference of Postal Pensioners Welfare Association, West Bengal Circle

4th Circle Conference of Postal Pensioners Welfare Association, West Bengal Circle was held on 6th May 2017 at Kolkata GPO Auditorium Hall. Following office Bearer & Working committee members are elected for next two years: -

1.      President: - …………………. SRI TAPAN KUMAR GHOSHAL ( North Kolkata Division)
2.      Vice President: -                  a)  Sri Radhyeshyam Poddar (South Nadia Division)
                                                     b) Sri Ranjit Kumar Mukherjee (Burdwan Division)
                                                     c)  Sri Arun Sarathi Mondal (Alipore Dn)
                                                     d)  Sri Gurudas Das (Darjeeling Dn)
e) Sri Jatindranath Saha (Malda Dn)
f)  Sri Subhas Ch Biswas (North Kol Dn)
3.   Circle Secretary: -………        SRI DILIP KUMAR DAS, (Howrah Dn)
      4.   Asstt Circle Secretary: -        a) Sri Dilip Saha Roy (Alipore Dn)
                                                            b)  Sri Tulshi Charan Halder (Kolkata GPO)
                                                            c)  Bidhan Chandra Mondal (Foreign Post Kolkata)
                                                            d)  Sri Kashinath Sonar (Murshidabad Dn)
                                                            e) Sri Shyamal Mahapatra (Midnapore Dn)
    5.  Treasurer: -…………………      Sri Prodyut Kumar Maity (Central Kolkata Dn)
    6. Asstt Treasurer: -                        Sri Subir Kumar Mitra (Central Kolkata Dn)

 -: Working Committee Members: -
1.      Sri Tapas Kumar Bose, Howrah
2.      Ranjit Kumar Dey, Howrah
3.      Rabin Kumar Chattopadhyay,
4.      Arun Kumar Das
5.      Swapan Kumar Naskar
6.      Tapan Kumar Das, Alipore
7.      Prodyut Ganguly, Alipore
8.      Sk Abdul Safi, Central Kolkata
9.      Subhas Ch Mistry, Central Kolkata
10.  Swapan Chowdhury, Murshidabad
11.  Umapada Raha, Murshidabad
12.  Amt Abha Biswas, o/o the CPMG Kolkata
13.  Anjan Sarkar,
14.  Bhaba Sindhu Mridha, Barasat
15.  Sankar bandyopadhyay, Barasat
16.  Suren Muktar, Darjeeling
17.  Achintya Kumar Roy,South Nadia
18.  Santosh Kumar Mitra, South Nadia
19.  Gobinda Chandra Mondal, South Presidency
20.  Dunia Ray, Asansol
21.  Aloke Bhaduri, Purulia
22.  Ranjit kumar Chakraborty, Contai
23.  Sankar Chandra Dey, Bankura
24.  Amal Kishore Chakraborty, Nadia North
25.  Ram Prosad Sarkar,Nadia North
26.  Sumit Purakait, South Kolkat
27.  Awadh Kishore Shaw, South Kolkata
28.  Ashok lal Mridha, South Hooghly
29.  Sibani Dey, North Kolkata
30.  Ramprobesh Ram, North Kolkata
31.  Phul Chand, North Kol;kata
32.  Nirmal Majumder, North Kolkata
33.  Bijoy Kumar Ballav, Midnapore
34.  Baneswar Mahapatra, Burdwan
35.  Smt Chandana Biswas, North Kolkata

Chief Advisor: - Sri Rajat Suvra Das, Ex-Working Presidend FNPO, Ex-President NAPE Gr-C   (CHQ), Ex- Circle Secretary NAPE Gr- C West Bengal Circle.


1.      Advisor: - 1) Sri P.C.Bhowmick, Ex- PMG WB Circle
2.      Sri N.G.Saha Ex- SSPOs Howrah Dn
3.      Sri Ashole Kumar Maity, Ex- Circle Secretary Officer’s Association
4.      Sri Sanat Kumar Sahoo, Ex- Circle President P-IV WB Circle
5.      Sri Uday Bagchi, Ex- Chief Postmaster Barabazar
6.      Sri Manik Ch Dey, CHQ President NAPE Gr-C New Delhi
7.      Sri Kaushik Chakraborty, Circle Secretary NAPE Gr- C WB Circle Kolkata

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FLASH NEWS

REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS : -
Click here to see to order:-
http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2386

Monday, June 19, 2017

FLASH NEWS

 Allotment of Surplus Qualified candidates in respect of Postman / Mailguard Exam, zo16-17 held on 18.rz.zo16.
Click below link to see: -
http://www.westbengalpost.gov.in/docs/upload/47d0c882a54f0a93e6f7c792fd64bceb.pdf

Monday, June 12, 2017

7th CPC Allowances and its Date of Effect - Actual report in the current scenario

High Expectation over announcement of 7th CPC Allowances and its Date of Effect

7th CPC Allowances is now become a hottest topic of discussion and most expected matter by Central Staffs. Central Government confirmed officially that the Report of the Allowance Committee is submitted to the Government. Later the Cabinet Secretary told that Allowance Committee Report will be examined by the Expert Committee of Secretaries which was appointed initially to expedite the Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

It was said that the Cabinet Secretary Fixed 1st June 2017 for perusal of the report of the Allowances Committee by the Empowered Committee. Whether ECoS has finished its work or not is not known yet.

The Cabinet Committee under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has met On 7th June 2017. There was lot of expectation on that day that the Cabinet would announce its decision about 7th CPC Allowances. But nothing has been announced so far.

The CG Staff have been frustrated by the Government’s approach towards settling the issue of 7th CPC Allowances. The Government servants are considerably losing monetary benefits they are supposed to get from the implementation of 7th CPC Recommendation. They are expecting the following two things to be decided at the earliest.

The amount of Increase in the Rates and Percentage of Allowances What will be the Date of effect ..?

Delaying the Decision on the above two issues are the main reason for the frustration of Central Government Employees. The Federation are trying their level best to give pressure through agitation program to invite the attention of Central Government to announce the 7th CPC Allowances as soon as possible.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

FLASH NEWS

 GOOD NEWS FOR GDS EMPLOYEES... W.E.F 30.05.2017 POINT SYSTEM FOR GDS COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT HAS BEEN DISPENSED WITH....






Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, in June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).
The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from 1st January, 2016, i.e., the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. With the increase approved by the Cabinet, the annual pension bill alone of the Central Government is likely to be Rs.1,76,071 crore.  Some of the important decisions of the Cabinet are mentioned below:1.Revision of pension of pre – 2016 pensioners and family pensioners
The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on suggestions made by the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) constituted with the approval of the Cabinet.  The modified formulation of pension revision approved by the Cabinet will entail an additional benefit to the pensioners and an additional expenditure of approximately Rs.5031 crore for 2016-17 over and above the expenditure already incurred in revision of pension as per the second formulation based on fitment factor.  It will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.
While approving the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee.

In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations.
In order to provide the more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner.  The revised procedure of fixation of notional pay is more scientific, rational and implementable in all the cases.  The Committee reached its findings based on an analysis of hundreds of live pension cases.  The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies.
2.Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners
The Cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.
The issue of disability pension was referred to the National Anomaly Committee by the Ministry of Defence on account of the representation received from the Defence Forces to retain the slab-based system, as it would have resulted in reduction in the amount of disability pension for existing pensioners and a reduction in the amount of disability pension for future retirees when compared to percentage-based disability pension.
The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entail an additional expenditure of approximately Rs. 130 crore per annum.
Source : PIB

Thursday, April 27, 2017

GDS DA ORDER

DA ORDER FOR G.D.S.  ISSUED TODAY...... 4% FROM 01.01.2017. TOTAL DA WILL BE 136%. ORDER NO- 14-1/2016-PAP DATED 27/04/2017.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

FLASH NEWS

Remuneration to be paid to GDS engaged in short term vacancies of Postman & MTS from 01.01.2016 New Scale of Postman is Rs 21700/- & Group D / MTS is Rs 18000/- Memo No- 7-9/2016-PCC Dated 26/04/2017.

Kaushik Chakraborty
Circle Secretary, NAPE Gr- C

Cadre Restructuring & GDS Issues latest.

 Today D.Theagarajan & D.Kishan rao discussed the matter with the officers in the Directorate.   According to our information the Directorate is going to form a committee to review the order of cadre restructuring after obtaining the views of the Heads of Circle.

 
FNPO & NAPE-C strongly feel that some modifications required in the present cadre restructuring order at the same time keeping the orders in abeyance will create the unnecessary delay to get the promotion of the staff.  We are seeking the appointment of Secretary today after meeting the Chairman. we will post the outcome of our discussion on our website. 

GDS,issues 

GDS D. A order will be issued shortly, in regard to the implementation of GDS Committee recommendation formalities will take at least 3 months time. Let us hope for the best.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees

The attention is drawn to the media news about extension of working hours of Central Government employees by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. It has been stated in the news item that Central Government employees’ working hours will be changed from 09.00 AM to 07.00 PM. It was also stated that the holiday of Saturday will also be done away with for the Central Government employees.

In this regard, the DoPT clarifies that there is no such proposal under consideration of the Central Government. The media news regarding the extension of working hours and abolition of holiday on Saturday for Central Government employees is false and baseless. There is no oral or unwritten order issued in this regard.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

No documentary proof is required for getting advance or withdrawal from General Provident Fund (GPF), Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said.

The government has with effect from March 7, 2017, simplified and liberalised the conditions for taking advance from the fund for education, illness and purchase of consumer durables.
“Conditions and procedures for withdrawal from the fund for the purpose of education, illness, housing, purchase of motor vehicles etc. have also been liberalised.
“No documentary proof is required to be submitted now for advance and withdrawal applications. A simple declaration by the subscriber is sufficient,” the minister said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
A time limit for sanction and payment of advance or withdrawal has also been fixed, said Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel.
He said there is no proposal under consideration of the government to increase/link the rate of interest on GPF at parity with that of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF).
“The interest rates on EPF are decided on the recommendations of the Central Board of Trustees taking into account the yearly income from the investment made by EPFO. The GPF interest rate is presently fixed at par with that of PPF interest rate,” said Singh.

7th Pay Commission: Suspense over Allowance Committee Report Continues

The views of allowance committee, which is examining 7th Pay Commission recommendations, are not yet known, a top employee union official said. The panel could submit its report in five to six days, he added. Hopes were high that the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission may submit its report to the government this week. The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as “conclusive”. The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances
.The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cen
At a previous meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances.
The government had earlier said that that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th Pay Commission submits its report. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice A K Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.


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