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Revision of Financial powers to Heads of circles – DOP

 No. 6-1/2016-FC (Posts)
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Integrated Finance Wing)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 8th January 2019

Sub: Revision of Financial powers to Heads of circles in the Department of Posts.

A reference is invited to this Department OM No.6-1/2005-FC (Posts) dated 31st August 2016, on the subject cited above.

2. In this regard, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle, Chandigarh has sought for clarification with reference to OM No.6-1/2005-FC (Posts) dated 31st August 2016 regarding financial powers of Head of Circle in respect of Serial No. 14(b)(i) of Schedule-II whether this is applicable for a financial year or in each case.

3. The matter has been examined in this Directorate. It is clarified that the line, “In other cases the power should only be Rs. 20000/-” appearing against SI 14(b) (i) of Schedule-II, as communicated vide this Directorate letter dated 31.08.2016, is correct and should not be interpreted as being in each case.

4. This has approval of competent authority.

(A.P. Xaxa)
Director (FA)

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23 points Charter of demands submitted by Postal Joint Council of Action vide their letter dated 12.12.2018 – Postal Union STRIKE

23 points Charter of demands submitted by Postal Joint Council of Action vide their letter dated 12.12.2018 – Postal Union STRIKE

Item
No.
Demands Reply
1. Implement all positiverecommendations of Sri KamleshChandra Committee report and grantCivil ServantStatus to GDS. Approved recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee have been implemented vide orders dated 25-06-2018, 27-06-2018, 17-10-2018, 10-10-2018 1-1-12-2018.The Gramin Dak Sevaks work for a minimum of four hours and maximum five hours in a day. This work is part time in nature, as it is imperative for every GDS to have alternate means of  live hood. The Supreme Court has observed in his judgement dated 22-04-1977 in case titled UOI V/S P.K. Rajamma that the GDSs are holders of a civil post but outside the regular employees. Moreover, in a recent common order dated 17-11-2016 of Hon’ble CAT Pr. Bench Delhi in Oas no. 749/2015 35401/2015 & 613/2015. the Hon’ble CAT rejected the claim of GDS for parity with regular civil servant. This issue is also sub-judice in Delhi High Court.
2. Fill up all vacant Posts in all cadres of Deptt of Post i.e. P.A/S.A, Postmen. Mail Guard. Mailmen, MMS, MTS, GDS, Postal Acctts, P.A Admn Oflices, P.A SBCO & Civil Wing etc within a time frame and separate identity of all cadres. (l) The Postman/Mail Guard and MTS examination (DR & Departmental) has already been scheduled during the current year. Circles have been requested to fill up all the vacant posts.(2) The recruitment process of PA and SA is done by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) through a Centralized Examination. Recruitment process of 5205 posts of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant for the year 2015 has been completed. Recruitment of 3295 posts of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant for the year 2016 is under process. 2359 vacancy of PA/SA for the year 2017 has been intimated to SSC.

(3) Online GDS engagement process has been started for filling up of vacant GDS Posts. In the 1st Cycle of GDS online engagement process, 21284 GDS vacancies were notified; out of which result for 20835 vacancies have been declared and 6604 selected candidates have joined in GDS posts. (4)Post JE, AE and Clerk have been filled up. The vacancies of Stenographer are sending to Staff Selection Commission. After receipt of the same it will be acted upon in due course of time.

3. Settle all the problerns arisen out of implementation of C.S.I & R.I.CT. CSI: 1. CSI solution has been implemented in ,195 out of 511 Divisions.

2. In the early phase of implementation a number of problems were reported related to system stability, data flow, etc. These issues were arising either due to application issue or local infrastructure issues like available bandwidth or knowledge gap.

3. Now, the ERP implementation has been stabilized and application related issues have been fixed.

4. Bandwidth has also been increased to optimum level at the field offices.

5. Workshop /VCs are being conducted for all circles by CEPT to address the knowledge gap related issues.

6. Ninety-five percent of the transacting on CSI system.

RICT /DARPAN :

1. As on llln of December. 2018 the no. of BOs rolled out with DARPAN solutions across all Cilcles is 1,29,030.

2. While CBS applications has been rolled out in all 1,29,030 BOs PLI Application has been rolled out in more than 90,000 BOs and CSI application has been rolled out in more than 200 Divisions.

3. DARPAN solution is functioning properly and effectively in BOs across the Country. For the month of November 2018 more that 73 lakh CBS transactions took place on DARPAN devices and more than 2.53 lakh PLI/RPLI Premium collections took place through the devices. With the ongoing rollout of DARPAN CSI. BOs are also able to book Registered/Speed Posts/Money Orders on the devices.

4. There are no issues as regards the efficacy of the three applications i.e. CBS, PLI and CSI are concerned.

5. Local issues relating to the haldware and connectivity are taken care of by 105 Service Centre across the country. Bos/Divisions can raise tickets through CSI helpdesk which are attended by the respective vendors. This support system wi11 be available for the next five years.

6. Due to non-availability of connectivity/poor connectivity in some remote rural areas there are issues relating to transactions not taking place inside the Branch Post offices.

7. The problem has been solved to a great extent by on boarding three more network service providers i.e. BSNL,Idea, Vodafone in addition to the existing Airtel.

8. Circles have also been advised to install small size portable Antenna in such BOs where connectivity is not reported to be available inside the offices or having poor connectivity is available inside the offices and confirmed by the Circles as such.

4. Withdraw NPS and Guarantee minimum pension 50% of last pay drawn. The demand for withdrawal of NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) is outside purview of this Department. As per Govt. decision, Govt. servant appointed on or after l-1-2004 are covered under NPS.
5. Membership verification of G.D.S. and declaration of result of regular employees membership conducted in 2015. There are two Court case filed in the Jodhpur High Court first by BPEA-Group (C ) Rajasthan Circle and Second is by All India Association of Postmaster Cadre. Therefore, process for recognitions of Association has been stopped till the outcome of the court cases.
6. Implementation of orders of payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, Part time, Contingent employees& daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and 7th CPC and Regularize Services of casual Labourers. The rate of remuneration for the part time contingent paid casual labourers has already been revised following the implementation of the recommendation of the 6th and 7th CPC vide DG Posts communication no. 2-53/2007 dated 22-01-2015 and 7-10-2016 dated 31-03-2017 respectively.Regularization of Casual Labourers are done as per the policy guidelines of DOP&T.
7. Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, Postman/MTS,
PACO, PASBCO. Postal Acctts. Postmaster Cadre and CivilWing etc.
The Cadre Restructuring proposal of RMS. SBCO and CO/RO is currently under examination in consultation with D/o Expenditure, M/o Finance. The concerned file was re-sent to the D/o Expenditure on 13-12-2018. Further this is informed that a committee has been constituted to examine the issues relating to the Postmasters Cadre including Cadre Restructuring. Last meeting of the Committee was held on 20-12-2018. Cadre Restructuring of Postman/MTS is not under examination at present.Cadre Restructuring Committee has been formed for Civil Wing. The action will be taken after the recommendation of the committee is received.
8. Stop Privatization, Corporatization and out sourcing in Postal Services. BD & M Directorate issued instructions in past to outsource certain kind of activities/ se,rvices which could not be managed with the available manpower/ resources. These were new kind of activities, for which there is no provision of manpower/less man power due to increase workload, but they have good impact on the revenue generation. Therefore in order to continue the business grorwth without adversely impact the existing staff arrangements, BD & NI Directorate issued instructions to outsource certain kind of activities like pre-mailing. pick up etc.ln the express industry, collection from the customer’s premises is a norm as it provides convenience to the customer. Speed Post OSA scheme was introduced in the year 1998 to extend the collection facilities from customer’s premises and increase booking points as the infrastructure and resources for Speed Post collection is not adequate to meet the customer requirements. Further to strengthen this Outsourced Postal Agent Scheme rvas also introduced in 2016. OPA are to be engaged for three activities – pick-up, booking and delivery.

Circles are required to make an assessment for the requirement of OPA and OPAs are to be engaged for delivery where additional work in addition to sanctioned strength of Postmen, is justified.

9. Scrap Bench Mark in MACP. The prescribed benchmark for NIACP is the sole criteria on which MACP is granted. Whenever doubts arise in matters relating to implementing of MACPS due to benchmark, the same are sorted out in consultation with the nodal ministry. Several clarifications have been are issued from time to time in the past.
10. Implement 5 days week in Postal and RMS. Department of Posts is a service oriented Department which abides by many Universal Service Obligation (USOs). In this era where many private service organizations are looking for providing 24×7 hrs services, the idea of opening Post Offices only 5 davs in a week is irrelevant and will lead to public inconvenience and public complaints.
11. Enhancement of higher pay scales to those categories whose minimum qualification has
been enhanced e.g. Postman, Mail Guard.
Pay scales of Postmen, Mailguards etc. have been prescribed as per the guidelines of DOP&T. They are not linked to educational qualification but are with reference to the job profile. Therefore, the request cannot be acceded to.
12. Grant of pension to the promoted GDS based on Supreme Court Judgment in SLP No. (C)13042/2014. SLP is still pending in the Supreme Court for decision.
13. Withdraw orders of enhancement of cash conveyance Iimit without security. The line limits of Post Offices have been raised as per the rising financial requirements after emergence of India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) and also to reduce public grievances related to withdrawal in respect of Saving Bank Schemes. Further, as far as security- aspect is concerned, it is clearly mentioned that the prevailing larv and order situation would be taken into account before actual implementation on ground. These limits are the maximum limits which can be reduced by the Head of the Circles where the law, and order situation is challenging like naxal affected areas etc.
14. Implement all High Court and Supreme Court decisions in C/W MACP. RTP and others. It appears that the Association wants N{-A.CPS by ignoring promotion earned through promotions. In this context, it is informed that Financial upgradation under MACP Scheme on the basis of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement dated 16- 08-2016 in SLP 4848/2016 (UOI Vs D. Sivakumar) was allowed in the case of applicant only. Further Hon’ble Supreme Court has kept the question of law open.
Therefore, there is no question of an1′ binding precedent laid down by the Supreme Court in the above case and the similar case can be argued. Hence, the benefit of the judgement cannot be given other than the applicants.
15. Cash less treatment under CGHS and allotment of adequate fund under head MR
& T.A.
The issue of cashless treatment facility for serving central govt. employees under CGHS as applicable in case of CGHS pensioners, demanded by Unions needs to be taken up with Nodal Ministry i.e. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for which a detailed proposal is required.
16. Retention of Civil using in the Deptt of Post. The issue rs being taken with the Secretary, DOT.

Source: Confederation

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Two days strike from 8th to 9th January, 2019 call given by all affiIiated Unions of NFPE & FNPO and AIPEU-GDS and NUGDS in support of their 23 points charter of demands

2 days strike from 8th to 9th January, 2019 call given by all affiIiated Unions of NFPE & FNPO and AIPEU-GDS and NUGDS in support of their 23 points charter of demands.

No. 08-08/2018-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 04th January,2019

To

Secretary General, NFPE
Secretary General, FNPO
General Secretary, AIPEU Gr. ‘C’
General Secretary, NAPE’Gr.’C’
General Secretary, AIPEU Postman, MTS, Gr. ‘D’
General Secretary, NUPE Postmen & Gr. ‘D’
General Secretary, R-III
General Secretary, NUR-III
General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS PU, MG/MTS Gr.’C’
General Secretary, NUR-IV
General Secretary, AIPAOEU, Gr. ‘C’ & ‘D’
General Secretary, AIPAOA, Gr. ‘C’ and MTS
General Secretary, AIPAEA (Postal Account)
General Secretary, AIPSBCOEA
General Secretary, NUPCWNGE
General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS
General Secretary, NUGDS

Subject: Two days strike from 8th to 9th January, 2019 call given by all affiIiated Unions of NFPE & FNPO and AIPEU-GDS and NUGDS in support of their 23 points charter of demands.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to your joint letter No. PF-12-C/2017 dated 12.12.2018 on the above mentioned subject. The demands have been examined by the concerned Divisions and replies to all the item of demands showing the present status are enclosed herewith at Annexure ‘A’.

2. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl: As Above

Yours faithfully,
(R.S. Mawar)
ADG (SR & Legal)

Annexure – A

23 points Charter of demands submitted by Postal Joint Council of Action vide their letter dated 12-12-2018.

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Two day strike Banking ops partially affected due to trade union strike

Two day strike Banking ops partially affected due to trade union strike

Banking operations Tuesday have been affected in some parts of the country as a section of employees refrained from work in support of the two-day strike call given by 10 central trade unions to protest against alleged anti-labour policies of the government.

All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees’ Federation of India (BEFI) have supported the strike, which has impacted banking operation where these two unions are strong.

However, the operation in SBI and private sector banks remained unaffected as other seven unions in the banking sector are not part of the strike.

Many public sector banks have already informed their customers about likely impact on services if strike materialises.

“If the strike materialises, a section of the bank’s employees may take part in the proposed strike on the said dates, in which case, the normal functioning of the branches/offices of the bank may get affected,” Indian Bank said in a statement.

A two-day strike on January 8 and 9 has been called by the central trade unions against the alleged repressive policies for workers adopted by the government.

Source: PTINews

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Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
GDS Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Dated, 04.01.2019

 Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

The undersigned is directed to refer to letters (i) No.19-10/2004 – GDS dated 17.07.2006, (ii) No. 19-10/2004-GDS (part) dated 21/22.07.2010, (iii) No. 19-10/2004-GDS (part) dated 19.03.2012 and No.19-10/2004-GDS (part) dated 10.04.2012 regarding Limited Transfer Facility or Gramin Dak Sevaks.

2. After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility and in supersession of all previous orders regarding transfer of Gramin Dak Sevaks. the Competent Authority has approved the following guidelines to regulate the Limited Transfer facility of Gramin Dak Sevaks:-

(a) Conditions of Transfer

(i)  The maximum number of chances to he provided for male GDSs is one only and two for female GDSs.

(ii) The transfer will be at his/her own request and own cost to a vacant post, at his/her place of choice to his/her/spouse home village or home division or a place recommended for medical treatment.

(iii) A minimum engagement period of three years from the date of regular engagement on GDS Post will be mandatory, before transfer request can be entertained. In addition all verification formalities viz (Caste, Education and Police verification report etc.) should have been completed.

(vi) Transfer request of GDS who are under put off duty or against whom any disciplinary action, Police case or Court case is pending will not be entertained.

(v) Past engagement period will be counted for assessing the eligibility for appearing in departmental examination as well as for annual increment. GDS will not have any claim to go back to the previous engagement/recruitment Unit/Division in any circumstances.

(vi) When a GDS is transferred at his own request and the transfer is approved by the competent authority. she/he will rank junior in the seniority list of the new unit, to all the GDS of that unit who exist in the seniority list on the date on which the transfer is ordered, except in case of transfer within the same engagement/recruitment Sub Division/Unit) Division.

(viii) The GDS can be transferred on her/his request in following circumstances:-

(a) BPM Level 2 to BPM Level-2 in TRCA slab-3.

(b) BPM Level-1 to BPM. Level-1 in TRCA slab-2.

(c) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 in TRCA slab-2

(d) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 in TRCA slab-1.

(viii) There will not be any drop in TRCA slab on account of a request transfer and numbers of increments earned by GUS will be retained.

(b) Competent Authority

i) The transfer of GDSs will be approved by Regional PMG, if the transfer is within the Region and by the Head of Circle, if the transfer is within the Circle. The approval of two concerned Heads of Circle will be required, if the transfer 16 between two Circles.

(c) Process of Transfer

(i) Application for transfer should be called for during April – June of every year.

(ii) An application will be submitted to the Divisional Head on a prescribed proforma attached herewith as annexure-I. The application will be submitted through head of the recruitment/engagement Unit/ Division duly recommended.

(iii) Divisional Head will submit all the application to approving authority through proper channel.

(iv) A separate register in prescribed proforma attached herewith as Annexure-II is to be maintained m Circle Office/Regional Office/Divisional Office for recording transfer requests of all categories of GDS.

(v) All the applications received will be arranged in order of seniority from the date of engagement of GDS and the orders for transfer may be issued during July.

3. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue or this O.M.

4. The instructions will Iw uploaded in India Post Employees Corner website for information of all concerned.

5. Hindi version will follow.

 

(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tele No. 011-23096629
Email-adggds@indiapost.gov.in

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GDS: Maximum 5 Days Emergency Leave for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Five Days Emergency Leave to GDS

5 Days Emergency Leave for Gramin Dak Sevaks

GDS: Maximum 5 Days Emergency Leave for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Department of Posts (Ministry of Communications) notified on 3rd January 2019 regarding the ‘Emergency Leave for a maximum of Five Days in a calendar year for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevkas (GDS).

Earlier, the Central Government approved and implemented the recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee report to GDS Employees. Now, Central has decided to sanction the Emergency Leave to GDS Employees recommended by the Kamlesh Chandra Committee.

Consolidated instructions provided in the office memorandum and the benefit effective from 1.1.2019.

The Kamlesh Chandra Committee has recommended on Leave as follows…

  • 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

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Regarding delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday

Delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday – NFPE

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9718686800 / 9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-66/2018

Dated  28.12.2018

To

Sri. A. N. Nanda
Secretary (P)
Department of Posts
DakBhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Regarding delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday.

Ref: Dte. No. 59-01/2018-BD dated 21st October 2018.

Sir,

Your kind attention is invited towards Directorate letter no. as referred above under which orders have been issued to make delivery of the letters under Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday.

In this connection we want to bring to your kind notice that now a days it has become the order of the day that on each and every Sunday officials are being engaged in various works like delivery of some important letters, some melas to achieve targets in various schemes, various meetings on new and premium schemes and other schemes of the Department. The officials of Department of Posts are now deprived from their basic right of availing weekly off.

Now the delivery of PMJAY letters has been entrusted to the staff which is very much causing troubles and sufferings to the employees.

It is also worth mentioning here that no off or any type of compensation is granted to the officials attending duty on Sunday and holiday. This shows apathetic attitude of the officers of Department.

Already Postal Employees are suffering a lot after implementation of CBS, CSI, IPPB, RICT, Aadhar, Passport, PNOP and other schemes.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instruction to all not to deprive the employees to avail their weekly offs and this practice should be ended.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary

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Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on introduction of Voluntary Discharge scheme for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

GDS: Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on introduction of Voluntary Discharge scheme for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks

No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 14 December 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on introduction of Voluntary Discharge scheme for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority on recommendations of One-Man committee on introduction of Voluntary Discharge Scheme for all Categories of GDS, who are engaged on regular basis after due engagement formalities as prescribed in Gramin Dak Sevak (conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011 and amended from time to time as per instruction of Directorate.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Voluntary Discharge Scheme for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks as under:

2.1 SCHEME-1: ON COMPLETION OF 20 YEARS OF ENGAGEMENT PERIOD:-

(a) Scope: Intended for those who wish to quit prematurely without citing any specific reason.

(b) Conditions:

i. Minimum qualifying engagement period – 20 years

ii. No age restriction.

iii. By giving notice of not less than three months, in writing to the Divisional Head in prescribed proforma as shown in Annexure-I

iv. In computing the notice period of three months, the date of notice for voluntary discharge and date of its expiry to be excluded from the notice period.

v. In case the Divisional head does not refuse to grant the permission for retirement before the expiry of the period specified in the said notice, the discharge shall become effective from the date of expiry of the said period For example, if the date of notice is 05.02.2019 the discharge shall become effective from 04.05.2019.

vi. The divisional head shall issue orders before the date of expiry of notice either accepting or rejecting the voluntary discharge otherwise GDS shall be deemed to have been discharged voluntarily from engagement at the end of the period of notice of three months.

vii. Request can be withdrawn prior to acceptance of notice, with the approval of the accepting Authority i.e. Divisional Head.

viii. the scheme is purely voluntary and there will be no compulsion on any GDS to quit under this scheme.

ix. The scheme will not be available for GDS who are under put off duty, or against whom any disciplinary action, police case or court case, is pending.

x. All GDS who are engaged on regular basis on the date of notification of the scheme and who fulfill all other conditions will be eligible to opt for this scheme.

xi. The divisional Head will be the competent authority to accept and approve the voluntary discharge for all categories of GDS.

xii. Compassionate engagement will not be available for the dependents of the GDS to be discharged voluntarily. A declaration in prescribed application proforma as shown in Annexure-I will be taken from the GDS willing to seek the benefits of Voluntary Discharge scheme that she/he will not claim compassionate engagement for any of her/his dependents once voluntary discharge request is accepted.

(c) Entitlements :- Normal discharge benefits proportionate to the period of engagement rendered. In case the GDS quits engagement before completion of 20 years of engagement period, he/she will not be entitled to get any monetary benefits under the scheme.

2.2 SCHEME – 2: ON MEDICAL GROUND:

(a) Scope: Intended for those who suffer on account of any bodily or mental infirmity, which permanently incapacitates him/her for engagement and wishes to quit prematurely.

(b) Conditions:

i. Minimum engagement period 10 years

ii. No age restriction.

iii. An application in prescribed proforma as shown in Annexure-II to be submitted by the GDS.

iv. The Medical Authority (Civil Surgeon) should certify that the applicant is not fit to continue in engagement. For this purpose the Divisional Head shall direct the GDS for appearing before the appropriate Medical Authority i.e. Medical Board of a Government Hospital.

v. The GDS to be directed to appear before the appropriate Medical Authority.

vi. A certificate so obtained from the Medical Authority without the prior approval of the Department will not be valid.

vii. Date of effect will be the date of acceptance of the request.

viii. The scheme is purely voluntary and there will be no compulsion on any GDS to quit under this scheme.

ix. The scheme will not be available for GDS under put off duty, or against whom any Department disciplinary action, police case or court case is pending.

x. The Divisional Head will be the competent authority to accept and approve the voluntary discharge for all categories of GDS.

xi. All GDS who are engaged on regular basis on the date of notification of the scheme and who fulfill all other conditions will be eligible to opt for this scheme.

xii. Compassionate engagement will not be available for the dependents of the GDS to be discharged voluntarily. a declaration in prescribed application proforma as shown in Annexure-II will be taken from the GDS willing to seek the benefits of Voluntary Discharge scheme that she/he will not claim compassionate engagement for any of her/his dependents once voluntary discharge request on medical ground is accepted.

(c) Entitlements: Normal discharge benefits proportionate to the period of engagement rendered In case the GDS quits engagement before completion of 10 years of engagement period, she/he will not be entitled to get any monetary benefits.

3. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

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Uploading of orders/circulars on India Post Website

 Uploading of orders/circulars on India Post Website

File No. Z-92011/1/2018-Coord./O and M
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 12th December, 2018

To,

1.All CPMsG,
2. Director, RAKNPA, Ghaziabad,
3. Directors, all PTCs.

Subject: Uploading of orders/circulars on India Post Website – reg.

Sir/Madam,

Circulars issued by this office about rulings and other orders reach circle offices, regional offices, divisional offices, sub-divisional offices and further to concerned officers/officials and to Post Offices by post through HOs,SOs and BOs and this process takes lot of time.

2. These circulars and orders are uploaded on India Post website also. However, in some cases involving enquiry of fraud, the charged officials argued that they have not seen the orders/or it has not reached to their office, although it was uploaded on India Post website.

3. Therefore, all circulars issued by various Divisions of Department of Posts concerning and other orders [in English and Hindi] may be sent to O/o GM (CEPT) for uploading on India Post website.

4. Circulars/orders uploaded on India Post website shall be deemed to have been seen by all concerned and the message be notified through CSI.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully

(Prem T N)
Assistant Director General (Admin.)

india-post-circulars-orders

Source : Confederation

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Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees in Department of Posts Clarification

Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees in Department of Posts Clarification

No. 25-04/2012-PE-I (Vol.III)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-l Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 05th December, 2018

To,
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General.

Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees in Department of Posts Clarification – reg.

Sir/Madam,

Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 27.05.2016, on the subject mentioned above, wherein it was instructed that “these instructions will be effective from the date of issue of the orders. The actual benefit would, however, be admissible to the eligible officials from the date of actual promotion”

2. However, vide this office letter of even number dated 10.11.2017, in para 4.5, it was clarified that “the promotion will be effective from the date of issue of the original order dated 27.05.2016 as per existing instructions on the subject. It will be applicable to all eligible officials including those who were in service but now retired”.

3. In this regard, this is to clarify further that these LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I and HSG-I (NFG) posts will be deemed to have been upgraded to these grades only w.e.f. the dates they are filled up, i.e. from the date the promoted official assumes the charge. Otherwise, the post will remain in the lower grade.

4. Hence, the instruction issued vide para 4.5 of letter dated 10.11.2017 stands modified accordingly.

5. Further, clarification issued vide this office letter of even number dated 16.03.2018, w.r.t. the issue raised by J & K Circle at para 4(b) and by N E Circle at para 8 stands modified as per para 3 above.

6. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (Pen.)/LO-PE-I
Tele: 011-2304 4822

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DoP: Transmission of Scheme-wise commission of agent’s

Transmission of Scheme-wise commission of agent’s – DOP

Draft SB Order No 12/2018

F.No 113-03/2017-SB
Govt. of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 26.11.2018

To,

All Head of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi

Subject : Transmission of Scheme-wise commission of agent’s

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that vide memorandum No. 6/1/2011-NS dated 23.10 2018 (copy enclosed). Govt. of India. Ministry of Finance. Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) has intimated scheme-wise commission of agents as under:-

Sr. No. Name of Scheme Rate of Commission
1 Savings Deposit Nil
2 National Savings Time Deposit (1 Year. 2 Year, 3 Year & 5 Year) 0.5%
3 National Savings Recurring Deposits 4%
4 Senior Citizen’s savings Scheme Nil
5 National Savings Monthly Income Account 0.5%
6 National savings Certificate (5 Years) 0.5%
7 Public Provident Fund Scheme Nil
8 Kisan Vikas Patra 0.5%
9 Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme Nil

2. It is requested to circulate these changes to all concered for information and necessary guidance. Same may also be placed on the notice board of all Post Offices in Public area.

3. This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.

Your’s Sincerely,

(P L Meena)
Assistant Director(SB-I)

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IPPB – Micro ATM

IPPB – Micro ATM

India Post Payment Bank
Project – Micro ATM User Manual

1. Micro ATM

Micro ATM is an Android based application developed to run on handheld device such as Tab / Smartphones with bio metric capability. This application is for User to support customers in doing banking transactions. This will enable field Users to provide services such as customer on boarding, e-­KYC based financial transactions such as Cash Deposit, Cash Withdrawals, Bill payments, Remittances and Non-financial transactions such as Balance enquiry, Account management, Beneficiaries and Standing Instructions.

1.1 Login to Micro ATM

User launches the application and the login screen is displayed. User would be able to login into the application using any one of the two options

Login with User ID + Password,
Login with User ID + Biometric

Enter user id and password sent to User mobile/email after onboarding in AMS
Read and accept the terms and conditions. Tap on the finger print icon and provide fingerprint
Application would validate the fingerprints with Aadhaar database.
After successful authentication, User change password screen will be displayed. Enters default password sent to User mobile/email after onboarding in AMS. Enter new password and confirm new password again and click on change password. Password for the User will get change.

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Non-settlement of GDS demands – Two days strike with Postal JCA

Non-settlement of GDS demands – Two days strike with Postal JCA

AIPEU-GDS : LETTER TO SECRETARY POSTS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION-GDS
(An associate member of National Federation of Postal Employees)
CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 215/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi-110008

President: Virendra Sharma
General Secretary: P.Pandurangarao

Website: http:www.aipeugdsnfpe.blogpspot.com
e-mail: aipeugdsnfpe@gmail.com

No.AIPEU-GDS/Strike/2018

Dt.26-11-2018

To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 001

Respected Sir,

Sub:- Non-settlement of GDS demands – Two days strike with Postal JCA – Reg.

I would like to draw your kind attention on the following issues of GDS. The entire GDS employees are very much agitated on the non-settlement of GDS demands for the last 4 months. Implementation of positive recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee made partial and so many other positive recommendations are yet to be implemented. Regarding the drawal of Combined Duty Allowance, Composite Allowance and Risk & Hardship Allowances are kept pending in many divisions for seeking necessary clarifications from the Directorate. Membership verification in GDS cadre has been stopped arbitrarily. Non-availability of proper net work connection in rural areas became tedious in the operation of RICT devices in BOs including IPPB. Drawl of benefit from SDBS to retired GDS even after 5-6 years became farce. Repeated requests to the administration through various forums became in vain.

In this background, we have no other option except to conduct a serious trade union action and AIPEU-GDS is decided to go for two days strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 along with Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) demanding to settle the following issues in favour of GDS.

1. Implement all positive recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee and grant civil servant status to GDS.

2. The recommendations of the GDS Committee should be implemented from 01-01-2016 regarding new wage scale for calculation of arrears.

3. All the recommendations on retirement benefits to GDS should be implemented from 01-01-2016. Consider perusal about the drawal of benefits from SDBS to the retired GDS in waiting since Jan, 2014.

4. Justified scale fixation to be granted to senior GDS as there are some anomalies while fixing the new wage scale caused drawal of lesser wage and meager benefit compared with new entrants.

5. Bring GDS under the purview of Gratuity Act as recommended by the GDS Committee up to Rs.5.00 laks w.e.f 01-01-2016.

6. Issue orders on the following recommendations as ensured in the minutes of the meeting dtd.31-07-2018 with GDS unions.

(a) Children Education Allowance
(b) Emergency leave to GDS
(c) Accumulation of Paid Leave to a maximum of 180 days
(d) Insurance Scheme
(e) Limited transfer facility
(f) Voluntary discharge scheme
(g) Qualifying service for LDCEs.

7.Restart the process of membership verification in GDS cadre as it was arbitrarily cancelled.

8.Combined Duty Allowance, Composite Allowance, Risk & Hardship Allowance should be granted to GDS as per the recommendations of the GDS Committee without any modification.

9.All vacant posts of Departmental cadres viz., MTS, Postman, MG allotted to the GDS should be filled up as and when the vacancy arises every year keeping in view of the age of GDS and cut-off date of the examination. Conditions like 3yrs / 5yrs minimum service may be relaxed and allow the suggestions made by the GDS Committee. Condition of possessing Driving License at the time of examination may also be relaxed.

10.Fill up all vacant posts in GDS cadre to avoid combination of duties in the back ground of RICT & IPPB rolled out in BOs.

11.Grant Pension to the promoted GDS to the Departmental cadres based on Supreme Court Judgement in SLP No. (C) 13042 of 2014.

12.Proper net work availability should be made in all rural areas after introduction of DARPAN in BOs.

13.Grant funds to draw all kinds of incentives liable to GDS viz., MNREGS, DBT Schemes, PLI/RPLI etc., pending for years in all Circles.

14.Necessary changes may be made in Rule-3A of GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011 in case of Rule-3A (i),(ii),(iii),(vii)&(ix) in favour of GDS in the changed pattern of working conditions in the BOs besides the recommendations of the GDS Committee.

15. Introduce Medical treatment facility to GDS as suggested by the GDS Committee.

Yours sincerely,
(P.Pandurangarao)
General Secretary

Source: http://aipeugdsnfpe.blogspot.com

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NFPE CALLS UPON POSTAL EMPLOYEES TO MAKE 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th TWO DAYS STRIKE – A GRAND SUCCESS

NFPE CALLS UPON POSTAL EMPLOYEES TO MAKE 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th TWO DAYS STRIKE – A GRAND SUCCESS

THE FOLLOWING IS THE EDITORIAL PUBLISHED IN ‘POSTAL CRUSADER’ THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES (NFPE)

IMPORTANCE OF JANUARY 2019 TWO DAYS STRIKE

National Convention of Workers organized by Central Trade Unions (except BMS), independent Federations and Associations viz; Central Government and State Govt. Employees, Banks, Insurance, Defence production employees etc, held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi on 28th September 2018, has decided to conduct two days nationwide strike on 8th& 9th January 2019. Earlier, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, in its National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018, has decided to go for one day’s nationwide strike on 15th November 2018, demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Central Govt. Employees, Pensioners, Gramin DakSevaks and casual/contract workers. In the changed circumstances, Confederation has decided to postpone the 15th November 2018 one day strike and to join the two days strike on 8th and 9thJanuary 2019 announced by the National Convention of Workers. There is no change in the 10 points charter of demands of Confederation adopted in the Hyderabad National Convention.

The declaration adopted in the National Convention of Workers held on 28th September 2018 has stated as follows:

“Government is dragging its feet on wage negotiations of public sector in bipartite settlement and 7th Central Pay Commission anomalies of Central Government employees. Four sub committees were formed by the Government to address several issues raised by Central Government employees (NJCA) such as scrapping of New Pension Scheme (NPS) review of Minimum wage and fitment formula, restoration of allowances and allowing option-I as one of the pension benefit formula. But nothing has been done.

The Central Government Employees organisations including the Defence and Railways have been planning united action against the betrayal of the Government and asserting their genuine demands including scrapping of New Pension Scheme. This National Convention extends full support to their struggle and upholds all their demands.”

Thus, the entire Trade unions (other than BMS) has taken serious view of the negative attitude of the Central Government towards the demands of Central Government employees and Pensioners and extended full solidarity and support to our struggle.

Unrest among the New Pension Scheme (NPS) employees is rising day by day. Those NPS employees who retired from service, in 2015 to 2018, after completing ten years’ service are getting a paltry sum of Rs.1000 to 3000 only as monthly annuity pension. How can a pensioner and his family live with such a megre amount as pension. This is equal to “No Pension”, Under the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) an employee who completed minimum ten yearsservice is eligible for 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

Regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, the assurance was given to the NJCA leaders by none other than the Hon’bleHome Minister and Finance Minister on 30.06.2016. Two years are over but nothing happened. Government has replied in Parliament that, at present, there is no proposal for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. Thus the entire Central Govt. Employees are betrayed. Regarding Pensioners, the one and the only favourable recommendation of the 7th CPC i.e. Option-I, stands rejected by Government.

Three lakhs GraminDakSevaks of the Postal department conducted a heroic strike for sixteen days and finally Govt. was compelled to accept their demands.But while issuing orders, eventhough new pay scale recommended by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee is implemented, regarding arrears the Committee’s recommendation was rejected and modified by Govt. Some important recommendations like Children Education Allowance, Time bound three financial upgradations etc. are still pending. Regarding revision of wages of Casual Labourers, orders issued by Postal Directorate is yet to be implemented in some Circles and Divisions and their demand for regularisation is not considered favourably by Govt.

The situation in the country is deteriorating day by day. National economy including value of Indian currency, suffered serious setback due to pro-corporate, anti-labour and anti-people neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people and farmers.

The situation due to steep rise in petrol and diesel prices with cascading effect on increase in prices of all daily life utility items, especially food items, is resulting in torturous impact on common masses. The unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in most labour-oriented sectors. The agricultural sector and farmers are in deep distress. The after-effects of demonitisation and faulty GST Continue to adversely impacting the deep crisis set in the fast-paced neo-liberal economic policies of the Government. Lack of job opportunities on the one hand and continued job losses, retrenchments, illegal closures on the other hand are imposing miserable condition on the ordinary families for their food, education of children and medical care of the sick and elderly, Aggressive move to sell the shares of the Public Sector undertakings and onslaught of privatization through various routes like outsourcing, PPP etc. is going on in full swing. The demand for universal social security with guaranteed pension has fallen on deaf ears.

Central Govt. not only refused to respond to the just and genuine demands of the organized agitation of working class, but has been continuing its aggression against the hard-won labourrights of the workers, employees and Trade Unions. It is in this background the entire working class of our country has decided to fight back the onslaught of the Govt. against the working class and peasants.

National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has been in the forefront of the struggle against the neo-liberal policies of the Govt. especially against the negative attitude of the Govt. towards the Central Govt. Employees demands including Postal employees.

On January 8th& 9th, about 18 to 20 crores organized and unorganized workers will go on two days strike. NFPE HQ calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GraminDakSevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees to join the strike en-mass. It is a struggle for our survival.

Source: Confederation

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Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year 2019

Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year – 2019

No. 21-1/2018-PE-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Establishment Division

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 30th October 2018
01-11-2018

To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General,

SUB: Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year – 2019

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of DOPT circular No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2 dated 11th July 2018 on Holidays to be observed in the Central Government Offices during the year 2019 for further necessary action at your end.

Yours sincerely,
(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th July, 2018

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the 2019- reg.

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure-I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2019. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure-II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outsides Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsory in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY

2. INDEPENDENCE DAY

3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY

4. BUDDHA PURNIMA

5. CHRISTMAS DAY

6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)

7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)

8. GOOD FRIDAY

9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY

10. IDU’L FITR

11. IDU’L ZUHA

12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI

13. MUHARRAM

14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government Offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA

2. HOLI

3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)

4. RAM NAVAMI

5. MAHA SHIVRATRI

6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI

7. MAKAR SANKRANTI

8. RATH YATRA

9. ONAM

10. PONGAL

11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI

12. VISHNU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST NAVATRA / NAURAJ / CHHATH POOJA/ KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over (indicated in para 3.1), after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees’ Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday. If necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un.Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on the day of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
23092338

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1940 SAKA ERA
1. Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Saturday
2. Maha Shivaratri March 04 Phalguna 13 Monday
3. Holi March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
1940 SAKA ERA
4. Mahavir Jayanti April 17 Chaitra 27 Wednesday
5. Good Friday April 19 Chaitra 29 Friday
6. Buddha Purnima May 18 Vaisakha 28 Saturday
7. Id-ul-Fitr June 05 Jyaishtha 15 Wednesday
8. Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid) August 12 Sravana 21 Monday
9. Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
10. Janmashtami August 24 Bhadra 02 Saturday
11. Muharram September 10 Bhadra 19 Tuesday
12. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Wednesday
13. Dussehra October 08 Asvina 16 Tuesday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
15. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) November 10 Kartika 19 Sunday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 12 Kartika 21 Tuesday
17. Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Wednesday

 

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1940
1. New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Tuesday
2. Lohri January 13 Pausha 23 Sunday
3. Makar Sankaranti January 14 Pausha 24 Monday
4. Pongal January 15 Pausha 25 Tuesday
5. Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami February 10 Magha 21 Sunday
6. Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
7. Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
8. Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti March 01 Phalguna 10 Thursday
9. Holika Dahan March 20 Phalguna 29 Wednesday
10. Dolyatra March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
11. Hazarat Ali’s Birthday March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12. Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Chetti Chand April 06 Chaitra 16 Saturday
13. Ram Navami (Smarta) April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday
14. Vaiskhi / Vishnu / Mesadi April  14 Chaitra 24 Sunday
15. Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Monday
16. Easter Sunday April 21 Vaisakha 01 Sunday
17. Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday
18. Jamat-Ul-Vida May 31 Jyaishtha 10 Friday
19. Rath Yatra July 04 Ashadha 13 Thursday
20. Raksha Bandhan August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
21. Parsi New Year’s day / Nauraj August 17 Sravana 26 Saturday
22. Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi September 02 Bhadra 11 Monday
23. Onam or Thiru Onam Day September 11 Bhadra 20 Wednesday
24. Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 05 Asvina 13 Saturday
25. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 06 Asvina 14 Sunday
26. Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 07 Asvina 15 Monday
27. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday
28. Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 17 Asvina 25 Thursday
29. Naraka Chaturdasi October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
30. Govardhan Puja October 28 Kartika 06 Monday
31. Bhai Duj October 29 Kartika 07 Tuesday
32. Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday
33. Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Sunday
34. Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Tuesday

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in

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Indefinite Hunger Satyagraha in front of Circle Post Offices from 07th November, 2018 by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands

Indefinite Hunger Satyagraha in front of Circle Post Offices from 7th Nov 2018 – NFPE

No. 08-12/2017 – SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110001
Dated 2nd Nov,2018

To
All Heads of Postal Circles.

Subject: Indefinite Hunger Satyagraha in front of Circle Post Offices from 07th November, 2018 by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands.

Sir/Madam

I am directed to refer to the Division’s letter of even number dated 26-10-2018 on the above cited subject and to intimate that Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has informed that they are not going to lunch Indefinite Hunger Satyagraha in front of Circle Post Office from 07th November 2018.

2. Therefore, instructions issued vide this office letter of even number dated 26-10-2018 for taking necessary action in respect of indefinite Hunger Satyagraha from 07th November 2018 may be treated as withdrawn.

3. It is requested that necessary action may be taken accordingly.

4. This has the approval of competent authority.

Yours Fatithfully,

Daisy Barla

Director (SR & Legal)

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Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I

3% fitment pay benefit claim individual request letter model

Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I

From,
______________________________ ,
______________________________ ,
_______________________________ ,
_______________________________.

To,
The Sr./Postmaster,
__________________________ HO,
Pincode: _____________________ .

Subject: Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Postmaster Grade I – reg

Reference: Directorate sanction letter No.20-27/2015-SPB-II dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg the 15th October 2018 (Published in India post official website and attached with this letter for quick reference)

Sir/Madam,
A kind reference is invited to the above cited Dte letter, vide above reference, 3% fitment benefit of pay was allowed to Postmaster Grade I official at the time of fixation of pay on promotion to the post of Postmaster Grade I even after availing financial upgradation under MACP.

I was awarded with MACP financial upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 (Level -5) with effect from _________________ and I was promoted as Postmaster Grade I post (Level 5) with effect from_____________________ without any pay fixation.

Since I was promoted to Postmaster Grade I post from the date of ___________________ , without any pay benefit, I may kindly be drawn with 3% fitment benefit of pay  from such date of PM Grade I promotion ______________________ as sanctioned by the postal directorate vide above reference please.

Place : ____________________
Date: _____________________
Yours sincerely,

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Problems faced by GDS BPMS while operating the RICT machines

Problems faced by GDS BPMS while operating the RICT machines

AIGDSU

 Letter No. GDS/CHQ/84/5/2018

Dated:17.10.2018

To,

Shri A.N Nanda jee,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi – 1

Sir,

Sub: Problems faced by GDS BPMS while operating the RICT machines-Reg

The department of posts introduced RICT and DARPAN in Branch post offices. The GDS BPMs have to perform all kinds of transactions on RICT machine including B.O. Daily Account. Implementation of RICT must be after complete success of the scheme. Lots of problems are being faced by the staff, mainly because of network issues. At least in future all precautions should be taken before implementation of the said schemes. The GDS BPMs are facing following Problems.

(i) Proper signals are not available during working hours. Due to network problem they are waiting for hours to open the device.

(ii) The device went back to login for every two minutes.

After completion of one transaction, the GDS BPM has to login to continue the work. Due to this type of arrangement, GDS has to spend more time to complete the B.O. task.

You are requested to take appropriate steps to reduce the difficulties mentioned above.

This union also suggests that it is better to provide computers and printers to Branch offices in place of hand devices to work efficiently without interruption.

With regards

Yours Faithfully
(S.S.Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary

GDS-AIGDSU

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Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Issuing of Identity cards to GDS

No.17-31 2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Dated: 17th October, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority on recommendations of One-Man Committee on issue of Identity Cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in suppression of all earlier OMs on the subject of issue of Identity cards to the Gramin Dak Sevaks as under

(i) Identity cards will be issued free of cost to all Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are engaged after due engagement formalities as prescribed in GDS Engagement Rules, as per attached format.

(ii) The size of the Identity card will be standard size as issued by the Department/Government.

(iii) The Divisional Head will be the competent authority for issuing of Identity cards

(iv) An application will be submitted to the Divisional Head on a simple paper along with two passport size photographs for the purpose of issue of Identity cards by the Branch Postmasters/Assistant Branch Postmasters/Dak Sevaks through/duly recommended by Sub Divisional Heads. In case of Dak Sevaks serving in the Head post Offices/MDG the application will be submitted through/duly recommended by the Sr. Postmaster/Postmaster respectively.

(v) A separate register is to be maintained at Divisional Office for issue of Identity cards to GDSs. Records for returned identity cards invariably be maintained at Divisional Office and these returned identity cards will be destroyed in due course under the supervision of Divisional Head.

(vi) A duplicate card can be issued to GDSs, if the card is. lost/stolen/invisible due to carelessness of GDSs by taking a fee of 50/-.

(vii) At the time of Promotion/Discharge/Removal/Dismissal/Death/Transfer (to another Sub Division/Division) of GDSs, card will be returned/surrendered.

(viii) While issuing of identity cards to the GDS, the unique employee identity numbers assigned in CSI will mandatorily be mentioned on the identity cards.

(ix) No identity card shall be issued to substitute engaged on leave vacancy.

3. These above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18.

F.No.26-1/2018-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 15th October, 2018

To
1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. All Postmasters General
3. Sr. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of posts
4. All General Managers (Finance)
5. Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the president of lndia to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2017-18 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty)Days to the employees of Department of Posts in MTS, /Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual laborers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (Sixty) Days for the same period

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below:-

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-

Average emoluments X Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The terms “emoluments” for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal pay, Special pay (Allowances), S. B Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance to Faculty members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2017-18, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/-  (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-l)dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS.)

4.1 Full Time casual Laborers (including Temporary status casual Laborers who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31 03.2018) will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs 1200/. (Rupees Twelve hundred only) The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of bonus)
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year
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365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual laborers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2017-31 .03.2018. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.12001 during the period 14.2017 to 31 3.2018, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of Productivity Linked Bonus/ex-gratia payment/Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head “salaries” under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2018-19.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be aicertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of bonus paid and the total number employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2017-18 for the period from 1.4.2017 to 31.03.20.18, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs. 7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, Proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs 7000/-

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this officer order No 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.l) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt.II) dated 8.2 1988 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services or proceeded on deputation within tire Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 31 .03 2018 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the Productivity Linked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2 3 above

3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2017-18, Average Monthly Time Related continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2017 to 31.3.2018 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance
exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs.7000/- per month Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA X Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowance drawn by a Substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postmen/MTS Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.1991 will apply.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by  applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2018 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

7. This has the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s ID No. 942259/E.III(A)/2018 dated 12.10.2018 and issue with the concurrence of AS & FA vide Diary No 100/FA-2018/CS dated 15.10.2018.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

 

(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

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