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.

·                     NDTV

Friday, March 17, 2017

Flash News

Department of Posts appointed a committee to implement GDS Committee recommendation under the Chairmanship of Member(P). CPMG Andhra Prodesh & CPMG Rajastan are the member. Committee met today and discussed the report. Our Secretary General D.Theagrajan and  P.U.Murulidharan General Secretary  NUGDS participated the meeting and offered our views. According to our information the the committee will recommend to implement the recommendation of Sri Kamalesh Chandra at the earliest.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Circle Union conveys sincere thanks to all the participants for making the Postal Strike a grand success.

Kausik Chakraborty
Circle Secretary

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

News regarding Strike 16.03.2017

According to our SG & GS report till today at 7.00 pm no any discussion held with Govt. So it is decided to go on strike on 16.03.2017 as  called by FNPO. Please take all efforts for success.

Kaushik Chakraborty
Circle Secretary, NAPE Gr-C

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017


Circle Secretaries of all FNPO affiliates except P-4 met on 22.02.2017 and after discussion it is decided to go on Strike on 16.03.2017 as called by FNPO with 39 points Demands.

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
Present TRCA Slabs
New Designation & Working hours
New Wages Level
New Wages Scale

Assistant BPM/Dak Sevak

Level- 1

MC/MP/MM(3.45 MTS)
MD/SV(3Hrs.45 Mts)

Assistant BPM/Dak Sevak

Level- 2

BPM (3Hrs)


Level- 1

BPM (3Hrs.30MtS)

BPM (4Hrs)



BPM (5HrS)

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
BPM Providing GDS post office accommodation which meets prescribed slandered.
BPM Providing GDS post office accommodation which does not meet prescribed slandered.
BPM having Post office in rent free govt accommodation and staying in the post village
Assistant BPM working in GDS post office and staying in the post village/ delivery jurisdiction

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

Dak Sevaks working in “Z” class Cities/Town

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

Combination duty allowance: -

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


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


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


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.