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Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Postal Employees strike today for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

A postal employees’ union has threatened to go on a one-day strike on August 23 to protest against non-implementation of benefits as suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

The National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), which represents around 4 lakh staff, has called for nationwide strike today to press for implementation of benefits suggested by the Gramin Dak Sevaks committee report, the federation’s secretary general, R N Parashar said.

The threat has come at a time when another postal staff union, All India Gramin Dak Sevak Union (AIGDSU) that claims support of around 1.8 lakh GDS, has already been on indefinite strike since last week to press for implementation of the committee’s report. Parashar said, “The GDS committee submitted report in November 2016 for the welfare of gramin dak sevaks (GDS) but the management is holding it back without any genuine reason.” The GDS committee has recommended 2.5 per cent hike in basic pay of rural postal employees along with maternity leave benefits for women employees, proper space to work and all other welfare benefits that are given to regular employees, Parashar claimed. There are over 1.55 lakh post offices, including 1.3 lakh rural post offices. There are around 2.7 lakh GDS who handle operations such as money remittances, delivery of Aadhaar and MGNREGA payments in rural post offices, an AIGDSU official said. “GDS handle 89 per cent of postal services and generate 60-70 per cent of total revenue for Department of Posts but we get only 15-20 per cent of share in the expenses. The salary of GDS is very low. We want the government to implement committee report without any delay,” AIGDSU General Secretary S S Mahadevaiah said. The union has support of about 1.8 lakh GDS, Mahadevaiah said. The NFPE is also demanding filing up of various vacant positions, payment of revised wages and arrears to casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and 7th central pay commission (CPC).

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7th Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance for Post Employees

7th Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance  for Post  Employees

F.No.17-01/2017-PAP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION )

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI – 110 001

Dated, the 08 August, 2017

To

ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES,
ALL GM (PAF)/DAS (P),
ALL DTRECTORS POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE INDIA/PTCs.

Sub:(i) Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance.

(ii) Guidelines on Air Travel on official Tours – Purchase of Air Tickets from authorised agent.

I am direct to forward herewith the copies of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Office Memorandum No.19039/03/2017-E.IV dated 19th July, 2017 and O.M.No.19024/22/2017-E.IV dated 19th July, 2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

S/d,
(K.V. Vijaykumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)


No. 19024/22/2017-E.IV

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19t July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject :  Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tore – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. 19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, O.M. No 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and O.M. No 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/Website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (AU) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

2.This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex¬post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

3.The matter has been reconsidered in this Department All Ministries/Departments are again directed to

(i)   Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines at Booking Counters/office/website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under the control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

ii) In case of ton-availability of authorized ant at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

ill)  In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/Department have to mention In the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

iv) All Ministries /Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this O.M. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.

S/d,
(Nirmala Dev )
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.


F.No. 19039/03/2017-E.IV

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Conveyance Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department OM No. 19039/2/2008-E.IV, dated 23rd September, 2008 the President is pleased to revise the rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance admissible under SR-25 to Central Government employees as indicated below:

Rs. per month

Average Monthly Travel on Official Duty For Journey by Own Motor Car  For Journeys by other Modes of  Conveyance
201-300 km 1680 556
301-450 km 2520 720
451 – 600 km 2980 960
601 -800 Km 3646 1126
>800km 4500 1276

2.These rates shall automatically increase by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

3.Conditions and provisions mentioned in SR 25 shall continue to apply.

4.These orders will be effective from 1st July, 2017.

5.In so far as the staff serving in the. Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

S/d,
( Annie George Mathew )
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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Trade Union action including one day strike on 23.08.2017 call given by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands

Department of Post Reply for One Day Strike notice and Charter of Demands – Vacant Post, GDS Committee Report, Revised wages to casual, Cadre Restructuring

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

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 01st August, 2017

To,
The Secretary General,
National Federation of Postal Employees,
1st Floor, North Avenue P.O. Building,
New Delhi – 110001.

Subject : Trade Union action including one day strike on 23.08.2017 call given by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter No. PF-12-C/2017 dated Nil on the above mentioned subject. The charter of demands has been examined by the concerned Divisions and replies to each item of demands showing the present status are enclosed herewith.

2.As many of your demands have been settled and few are under active consideration of the Department, it is requested that the proposed agitation including the one day strike called by you on 23.08.2017 may be called off.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(P. S. Verma)
Director (SR & Legal)

Charter of demands submitted by NFPE vide letter dated 05.06.2017:

Demand / Reply

1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

REPLY

GDS: Process of online engagement of GDS has already been started to fill up vacant post of GDS in 17 Circles. Due to technical snags in the online engagement software, process in remaining Circles will be started only after process in 17 Circles will finalize.

PA/SA: Result of PA/SA for the year 2015 is kept in abeyance as the matter is sub judice. Vacancies of PA/SA for the year 2016 have already been intimated to SSC.

LGO exam for promotion to the cadre of PA/SA for deputation to APS has been conducted on 04.06.2017.

LGOs exam for promotion to Assistants in MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO has been held on 16.07.2017.

In r/o other exams, viz. IP Exam 2016-17, PM Grade I and PS Group B 2017-18, LGOs to PAs/SAs 2016-17 and 2017-18, engagement of new approved Agency is in the pipeline. MoU between Department and Agency is to be signed.

For the Postman/Mail Guard and MTS cadre exams, instructions have been issued to all the Circles to fill up the vacancies by giving top priority.

Calendar of departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2017-18 has already been issued to all the Circles by giving tentative schedule for filling up the vacancies of decentralized examination i.e. PO & RMS Accountant Examination, LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs (Exam has been conducted by respective Circles), LGOs examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO and other exams

2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee Report. Grant of civil servant status to GDS.

REPLY

The recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee have been considered by the Department of Posts and mandatory approvals are being obtained in this regard.

As far as grant of civil servant status to GDS is concerned, it is stated that according to Rule 3-A (v) of GDS Conduct Rules 2011, a Sevak shall be outside the Civil Service of the Union. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of Superintendent of Post Offices vs PK Rajamma (1977) (3) SCC held that the Extra Departmental Agents {now called Gramin Dak Sevaks} are holders of the civil post outside the regular civil services. Moreover, they are part time employees being engaged for maximum of 5 hrs a day. In the light of above legal position demand of the Federation cannot be acceded to

3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees’ membership verification.

REPLY

GDS Verification:

The instructions have already been issued to all Circles to conduct the re-verification of membership of GDS employees vide this office letter No. 13-01/2016-SR dated 20.06.2017.

Declaration of result of regular employees’ membership verification:
The concerned file is being processed and the result is likely to be declared shortly

4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

REPLY

FS Division has informed that no new schemes are launched by that Division on behalf of DoP. The DoP is operating Small Savings Schemes on behalf of MoF.

PLI Directorate has informed that they have completed roll out of Core Insurance Solution (CIS) as on 25.01.2016 to 808 HOs and 24598 Sub Post Offices as per the information provided by Circles. Roll out of RICT has not been initiated so far. They have also informed that at no point of time any case of harassment & victimization of staff has come to their notice

5. Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC .

REPLY

The order in respect of minimum pay for calculation of pay of casual labourers (without temporary status) has already been issued vide this office letter no. 7-10/2016-PCC dated 31.03.2017

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

REPLY

There is no proposal of corporatization/privatization at this juncture. The Department is making efforts to give better and competitive services to the customers specifically in the areas of insurance, banking and parcels.

7. Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

REPLY

The cadre restructuring of left out cadres, i.e. RMS, PACO and PASBCO is currently under examination in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. The matter of cadre restructuring of Postmaster Cadre will be examined thereafter.

A Committee has been constituted, vide this office letter no. 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 09.06.2017, under the Chairmanship of Shri Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle, to examine the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring of Group C employees.

Cadre review of MMS is under active consultation with Ministry of Finance, DoE.

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/

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Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Instruments through Savings Account

Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Instruments through Savings Account

F. No. 1/3/2017-NS
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 3 .8.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Instruments through Savings Account.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP’s letter No. 113-02/2015-SB dated 7.6.2017 on the subject and to state that the matter has been examined in this  Department and the following decisions have been taken:

(i) Accounts for the purpose of crediting interest/maturity value of all accounts of all Small Savings Instruments [except existing Post Office Savings Account (POSA)] and Small Savings accounts already linked to POSAS as on 31.7.2017 shall be Opened automatically as Basic Savings Account (zero balance account) with Specific coding “Interest and maturity value of Small Savings Instruments“.

However, only one basic savings account shall be opened for one person and it shall be linked with CIF or/and Aadhaar. These are not normal POSA accounts, as these can be opened on zero balance for purposes such as MGNREGS etc. Interest on these accounts with this coding will be paid at POSA rates. Since some movement to Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund (SCWF) could happen from these Basic Savings (Zero Balance) accounts with coding “Interest and maturity value of Small Savings Instruments”, DoP may make suitable electronic tracking of the maturity date of various instruments credited into this account, in order to move correct amounts to SCWF on appropriate dates.

(ii) The Department of Posts shall not open normal Post Office Savings Accounts only for the purpose of crediting interest/maturity value of Small Savings Instruments even if the customer is willing to do so.  Interest/maturity value has to be credited to a Basic Savings Account only.

(iii) No agency charges shall be paid by the Ministry of Finance for such Basic savings accounts “opened for crediting interest and maturity value of Small Savings instruments, as these are opened only for administrative ease.

(iv) The client may be kept informed of the movement of amounts into Basic Savings account at the time of maturity. These facilitate electronic transactions and discourage cash transactions. The client can withdraw the amount through ATM cards and need not approach the office for withdrawal.

(v) As soon as Reserve Bank of India permits NEFT and RTGS facility to DoP with other banks, Department of Posts shall credit interest and maturity value of instruments into ‘the savings account of the customer’s choice’ through these electronic modes, irrespective of whether that savings account is with DoP or any other bank. The need of opening Basic Savings Account would cease in those cases where the depositor has an existing saving account with a Bank.

2. This has the approval of Joint Secretary (Budget).

sd/-

(Padam Singh)

Sr. Regional Director (NS)

 

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Source: dea.gov.in

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Publishing in Web page of Department of Posts the New rates of Tariff on Introduction of GST

GST rate for Speed Post, Express Parcel Post and Agency Services (WUMT) is at the rate of 18% with effect from 1st July 2017.

Department of Posts the New rates of Tariff on Introduction of GST

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Post, Dak Bhawan
New Delhi-110001

No.PA / Book-I/6-7/GST /2016-1793

Dated: 24.07.2017

To,

The General Manager, CEPT,
Nazarbad,
Mysore, 570010,
Karnataka Circle.

Sub: – Publishing in Web page of Department of Posts the New rates of Tariff on Introduction of GST-reg.

On introduction of GST with effect from 1st July 2017, the following information is required to be published in Web page of India post. Necessary action may be taken for publishing the information in Web page of India Post.

In respect of PLI/ RPM products with effect from 1st July 2017, First Year Premium @ 4.50% and Subsequent Year premium (Second Year onwards) @ 2.25%”.

2. The Full fledged Call Centre (1924) in operation in Dak Bhawan and the same has been provided with the FAQs and suggested answers on GST. The Services of the Call Centre (1924) may also be used for GST queries by the public.

Gp.Capt. Anil Kumar Gupta
Director (Accounts)

 

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New Post Offices will be opened in this fiscal-Manoj Sinha

New Post Offices will be opened in this fiscal-Manoj Sinha

The Government has planned to open 81 Sub-Post Offices and 100 Branch Post Offices during the current financial year 2017-18 under the Scheme – “Rural Business & Access to Postal Network”. Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today that the Department of Posts has also planned to open 66 Branch Post Offices by creation of new posts in 32 worst affected Left Wing Extremism (LWE) districts in the country under the aforesaid scheme in the current financial year.

Shri Sinha informed that out of 25,350 post offices in the States of the Country, 25,348 are computerised. He said that the Department of Posts takes action, from time to time, to induct technology and upgrade the system to cater to the growing market requirements and to increase revenue earnings. The Minister said that the increase or revision of rates of postal products and services is an ongoing exercise carried out from time to time and that there is no proposal to increase the rates of premium Business Development products at present.

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Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS

7th CPC Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks (Postmen/Mail Guards & MTS) Clarification on Date of Implementation

No. 7-9/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Date: 12.07.2017

To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub :- Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.

1 , Attention is invited to this Directorate OM of even number dated 26.04.2017 vide which rate of remuneration of the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term department vacancies of Postmen, Mail Guards and MTS was issued. In this context, references are being received from Service Unions that the words “In future” and “with effect from 01.01.2016″ in the Para 3 of the said OM dated 26.04.2017 give different impression over date of implementation of the instructions and has requested to issue clarification.

2. The matter has, further, been examined in this Directorate in the light of the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that the orders contained in the ibid OM dated 26.04.2017 (copy attached) are to be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

(R.L.Patel)
Asstt. Director Gene (GDS/PCC)

7-9/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi-110001,
Dated: 26.04.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS.

Consequent upon the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations, the matter regarding the rates of remuneration payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term departmental vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS has been reviewed.

2. It has now been decided that the remuneration of the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term departmental vacancies of Postmen, Mail Guards and MTS may be calculated on the basis of the minimum pay of the respective levels of the pay matrix in whiCh the substitute is engaged as defined in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and as mentioned in Table below:

S/No. Post Pre-revised in Pay Band Pay under Pay Matrix
1. Postman/ Mail Guard Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000 Min. 7200) Level 3 (Min. Rs.21700 Max. Rs.69100)
2. Group-D (Now MTS) Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.1800 Min.7000 Level 1 (Min. Rs. 18000 Max. Rs.56900)

3. In future, GDS who are willing to work as substitute will be paid at the minimum pay of the respective Levels of the Pay Matrix barring other allowances like HRA, Transport allowance etc. with effect from 01.01.2016.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell, DoE, ID Note No. 30-1/17 (ii) /2016-IC (Pt) dated 20.04.2017.

(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

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Discontinuation of Commission under Pay Roll Savings Schemes – Department of Posts

Discontinuation of Commission under Pay Roll Savings Schemes – Department of Posts

F.No 113-03/2017-SB

Govt. of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 05.07.2017

To,

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

Subject : Discontinuation of Commission under Pay Roll Savings Schemes.

Sir/Madam,

In continuation of SB Order 09/2016 dated 23.09.2016 the undersigned is directed to say that Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) New Delhi, vide its Memorandum No. 1/4/2015-NS.ll dated 12.05 2017, has conveyed that commission on Pay Roll Savings Scheme had been discontinued w.e.f. 01.10.2016. Now MOF has conveyed that only commission on PRSS has been discontinued and not the scheme, willing establishment can operate the scheme voluntarily without claiming commission . However, it needs to be ensured that no commission is paid by any post office to any Pay Roll Savings Group w.e.f. 01.10.2016. Case any commission has been paid after 01.10. 2016, necessary recovery be made.

2. This may kindly be circulated to all CBS and Non-CBS Host Offices for information and necessary guidance. This should also be placed on the Notice Board of all the Post Offices.

3.This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(P.L. Meena)
Assistant Dire tor (SB-1)

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POSTAL CASUAL LABOURERS STRUGGLE IN TAMILNADU STRIKE DECLARED BY NFPE CIRCLE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FAST IN FRONT OF CPMG OFFICE

POSTAL CASUAL LABOURERS STRUGGLE IN TAMILNADU

STRIKE DECLARED BY NFPE CIRCLE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

FAST IN FRONT OF CPMG OFFICE CALLED OFF

MOST INSPIRING STRUGGLE IN THE HISTORY OF CASUAL LABOURERS.

            As per the decision taken by the Central Working Committee of All India Postal Casual , Partime , Contingent and Contract Workers Federation , the fast infront of Chief PMG office Chennai commenced on 27th June 2017 demanding revision of wages of Casual Labourers with effect from 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2016 as per orders issued by Postal Directorate. Along with leaders of Casual Labour Federation , leaders of NFPE Circle Co-ordinating Committee (CCC) , Confederation State Committee also joined the programme extending full support and solidarity. The programme was organised under the leadership of NFPE CCC Tamilnadu Circle. More than 1000 casual workers participated in the struggle. Chief PMG held two round discussions with Circle Secretaries of NFPE on 27th June. CPMG took a stand that Directorate orders are not implemented in any circle and challenged our leaders to produce copies of the orders issued by Divisions in other circles. Next day morning Circle leaders produced before the Assistant Director ,  copies of orders issued and implemented in many divisions of Kerala , Andhra and Telangana including Vijayawada Region where the CPMG was working as PMG prior to his promotion as CPMG Tamilnadu. Understanding that his arguments stands demolished by NFPE Circle Unions , the CPMG , instead showing the courage to face the NFPE leaders again in the discussion table , suddenly left  Chennai (ran away !!) without intimating the leaders. It is learnt that he will not be available in Chennai for next four days.  NFPE COC held an emergent meeting and decided to declare one day strike on 13th July 2017 protesting against the negative stand of the Circle administration and demanding immediate wage revision of Casual Labourers. Accordingly 14 days legal notice for the strike was served on 28th June 2017. Entire employees of Tamilnadu Circle  (P3 , P4 , R3 , R4 , Admin , Postal Accounts , SBCO , GDS and Casual Labourers)  will go on strike for the cause of Casual Labourers declaring — “an injury to one is an injury to all” !!!. As strike is declared , NFPE CCC decided to call off the fast in front of CPMG office and the mass fast ended at 5 PM on 28th June with thundering slogans.

            The Fast was inaugurated by Com M.Durai Pandian , General Secretary , Confederation Tamilnadu state. Com: T.K.Rangarajan , MP (CPIM) and Shri R.S.Bharati , MP (DMK) addressed the programme. National leaders of Casual Labour Federation Coms: M.Krishnan (President) Y.Nagabhushanam (Working President) P.Mohan (General Secretary) D.Sivagurunathan (CHQ Treasurer) S.Balamurugan (CHQ OGS) alongwith NFPE leaders Coms: J.Ramamurthy (CHQ President P3 & CS P3 ) B.Paranthaman (President CCC NFPE) G.Kannan (Convenor CCC  NFPE) Angel Sathyanathan (Chairman , Women’s Committee) participated in the fast. Com A.G.Pasupathy , veteran leader of P&T Trade Union movement (86 years) participated on two days. Coms: K.Raghavendran (Ex-SG NFPE & GS AIPRPA) K.V.Sreedharan (Ex-GS P3) K.Regupathy ( Asst SG NFPE) A.Veeramani (AGS P3 CHQ) R.B.Suresh (CS AIPAEA) K.R.Ganesan (Circle President R3 ) Dhananjay (CS AIPEU -GDS) Santhoshkumar (President , AIPAEA CHQ) attended and addressed the gathering. Shri D.Theagarajan (SG FNPO) and Shri Kumar (FNPO & Chairman PJCA) ,Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General of Central Govt Gazetted Officers Organisation, Com. S. Venkatesan (Income Tax Employees  Federation)Leaders of AIRF,  DREU and Confederation affiliates  also addressed. 

            The inspiring struggle of the most down trodden, marginalised and poor casual labourers of Tamilnadu will be written in red letters in the history of the struggles of Postal employees.

            Red Salute to the NFPE / Confederation/ Casual Labour leaders and members who made it a historic struggle.

M.Krishnan

R.N.Parashar

President                                                         Secretary General

Casual Labour, Federation.                   NFPE

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Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson – enhancement of rates: Department of Posts Order

Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson – enhancement of rates: Department of Posts Order

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No.8 -1/2014-WI& Sports
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dt. 20.6.2017

To

All Heads of Postal Circles

Sub: Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson – enhancement of rates.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this office letter no. 11-8/87-WL&Sp. dated 18-05-1993 on the subject mentioned above, and to state that the competent authority has decided to revise the rates of Cash Award to the Sportsperson who achieves 1st, 2nd & 3rd position in the National / International Sports Tournaments held by respective Federations, as indicated below, with immediate effect till further orders

All other terms and conditions will remain unchanged

Position Existing Rates Revised Rates
1st Rs.3000/ - Rs.25,000/-
2nd Rs.2000 / - Rs.20,000/-
3rd Rs. 1500/- Rs. 15,000

(Daisg Barla)
Director(W&S)

Source: NFPE

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Leave Entitlement of Casual Labourers with temporary status

No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001.
Dated: 12, June, 2017

To,
1. All CPMsG
2. All PMsG
3. Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National postal Academy,
4. All Directors, PTC
5. All Directors, Postal Accounts
6. Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai
7. Heads of all other Administrative Offices.

Subject: Leave Entitlement of Casual Labourers with temporary status.

Sir/Madam

Department of Posts had circulated a Scheme viz. Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme vide Directorate’s letter 45-95/87-SPB-I dated 12.04.1991 which has been amended from time to time.

2. The Directorate has received several representations regarding encashment of accumulated leaves to Casual Labourers with Temporary Status covered under the said Scheme. In this regard, following clarifications are hereby issued in line with DOPT’s Scheme circulated vide its OM No. 51016/2/90 Estt. (C) dated 10.09.1993 and OM No.49014/3/2007-Estt(C) dated 18.10.2007

c) Leave entitlement will be on a pro-rata basis at the rate of one day for every 10 days of work, casual or any other kind of leave, except maternity leave will not be admissible. They will also be allowed to carry forward the leave at their credit on their regularization. They will not be entitled to the benefits of encashment of leave on termination of service for any reason or on their quitting service.

d) The limit on accumulation of total number of leave will be 300 days as in the case of regular Government employees. In other words, Casual Labourers with Temporary Status can accumulate leave up to a maximum of 300 days only.

Yours faithfully,
(Satya Narayana Dash)

Assistant Director General (SPN)

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CALL OF AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES BY NFPE

CALL OF AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES BY 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: 9868819295/9810853981
website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-12/2017

Dated : 19th June,2017

To
The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan.
New Delhi-110 001

SUB : CALL OF AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES BY NFPE
Ref : Directorate letter No.08-12/2017-SR dated 16th June-2017.

While acknowledging the receipt of your letter cited above I , on behalf of NFPE and all its affiliated Unions/Associations , like to make it clear that we , as a responsible organisation , always stand for negotiated settlement and want to avoid confrontation with the administration. But we regret to note that in spite of our positive approach and patiently waiting for two years for redressal of our genuine grievances , things are not moving at Directorate level and same is the position with many circles also. For example :-

(1) No direct recruitment to fill up outside quota vacancies has taken place for the last three years. Examinations are being conducted, but final list of selected candidates are not published. 7th CPC has stated that there are 60000 vacancies remaining unfilled in Postal department as on 31.12.2015. Now the figure will be more than one lakh. Ahout 40% posts are lying vacant in each division and employees are suffering like anything. Are the employees responsible for this state of affairs? As DOP&T has repeatedly made it clear that there is no ban on filling up of vacant posts, who is responsible for three years delay in filling up of posts ?

(2) GDS Committee Report is submitted to Government on 24th November 2016. Even after seven months the recommendations are still under process. Approval of Communications Minister , Ministry of Personnel , Ministry of Law , Ministry of Finance , Cabinet approval – all these stages are pending . Kamalesh Chandra Committee took 18 months only for submitting the report , but it seems that Postal board will take two years for implementing the recommendations. Are the employees responsible for this unjustified delay ?

(3) Re-verification of membership of Departmental employees was completed in the year 2015. Even after two years results are not published. GDS re-verification of membership, it was due in 2015. Process of calling for applications from unions/associations completed. After that nothing is moving. What prevents the Postal Board from conducting membership verification of GDS and also declaring the result of departmental employees? Are we responsible for the two years delay?

(4) Regarding Cadre restructuring of Postal Group -C, we submitted a detailed memorandum requesting some modification’s and also uniform guidelines to all circles etc . Then Secretary, Department of Posts assured us that pending decision on our memorandum, the Cadre restructuring orders will be kept in abeyance. But the Directorate went ahead with unilateral implementation in certain circles putting a large section of Group-C employees to untold miseries. What prevented the department in honouring the assurance given by Secretary, Department of Posts?

(5) Event though repeated assurances were given that Cadre-restructuring proposal of left out categories will be implemented shortly , now almost four years are over after signing the Cadre-restructuring agreement between Postal Board and Staff side. Are we responsible for this unpardonable delay?

(6) Orders for revision of wages of casual labourers with effect from 01.01.2006 was issued by Directorate in January 2015 and again orders for revision of wages from 01.01.2016 was also issued. But till this date the Directorate orders are not implemented in Tamilnadu Circle. What prevents the Directorate to make the CPMG Tamilnadu Circle to implement Directorate orders ? Is CPMG Tamilnadu circle superior to Secretary , Department of Posts ?

(7) There are many other issues also which remains unsettled for years together due to the indifferent attitude of the Postal Board.

In short, we feel that things are not moving at Directorate level and there is paralysis in file movement and decision making. We want things to move and staff grievances settled in a time -bound manner. Instead of assurances, we want result-oriented action

I once again assure you that we are ready to call- off the proposed agitational programmes , provided the department come forward for a satisfactory , result-oriented negotiated settlement on all the demands raised by us in our memorandum .

Yours Faithfully,

R.N.PARASHAR
Secretary General

Source : NFPE

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10 Points Charter of Demands- Mass Dharna and Strike Programme by Postal Employees on issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees

Mass Dharna and Strike Programme by Postal Employees on issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees – 10 Points Charter of Demand

10-Points-Charter-of-Demands-cg-employees

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001

CIRCULAR

Ref: PF-12/Agitation/2017

Dated – 06.06.2017

To,

All General Secretaries/NFPE office bearers
All circle/Divisional & Branch Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware that for the last two years so many burning issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees are lying unsettled at the level of Directorate. We have discussed these issues several times with Secretary, Post and other higher officers of the Department in formal and informal meetings, but we are highly regretted to inform that there is no improvement in any matter.

NFPE Federal Executive Meeting held on 12.05.2017 has reviewed the whole situation in detail and after threadbare discussion, the following agitational programme has been decided for the below mentioned 10 points charter of Demand.

As per decision of Federal Executive we wanted to launch this agitational programme under banner of PJCA. We tried our best to convince the FNPO leadership to join but they are not agreed. So we have decided to launch the programme under banner of NFPE.

AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME

Phase- I – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date – 20.06.2017

Phase – II – Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date – 12.07.2017

Phase – III – Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date – 26.07.2017

Phase IV – One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.

3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5. Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7. Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8. Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.

9. Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

 

NPS CONVENTION

A convention on New Pension Scheme is going to be held at Shah Auditorium Civil Lines New Delhi on 10th June – 2017 jointly under banner of Confederation & All India State Govt. Employees Federation. NFPE has allotted quota to all wings. All are requested to ensure cent percent participation in the convention.

GDS – MARCH TO COMMUNICATION MINISTER’S OFFICE

AIPEU Union – GDS has decided to organize GDS-March to communication Minister’s office – Sanchar Bhawan – New Delhi 27th July 2017. All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to mobilize maximum no. of GDS in March and more employees should take past from nearby circles and Divisions to Delhi. All leadership of NFPE union should also take part in the march.

CASUAL LABOURER UNIONS PROGRAMMES

All India Postal, Casual, Part-time, Contingent workers Federation has decided the following programme of action.

1. Indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office Chennai from 27th June 2017.

2. All India Workshop on 13th August 2017 (Venue will be intimated later).

3. Massive Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th August 2017.

NFPE appeals to entire leadership to extend maximum co-operation and help to make the programmes of casual labourers union a grand success.

Comrades,

The administration is in deep slumber. We have to awake them by giving alarming bell by organizing all these programmes in a very successful manner. As NFPE we have to prove our strength.

We as NFPE appeal to the entire rank and file to make every programme a grand success. We will chalk out campaign programme of All India leaders very soon.

All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to Circulate the Charter of demands and agitational programme among all members after translating in regional languages.

Circle leaders should also chalk out campaign programme in their respective circles.

Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.

With revolutionary greetings,

Yours comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

No. PF-12/2017

Dated : 05th June, 2017

To,

Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: – Inordinate delay in settlement of the long pending problems faced by the Postal and RMS employees.

Sir,

For the last two years we have brought the following burning issues of the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual Labourers to the notice of the Directorate for amicable settlement. We have also discussed these cases several times with the administration in the formal meetings and informal meetings. Every time, it was assured that immediate action will be taken for early settlement of the issues raised by us. But we are sorry to state that other than repeated assurances, the things have not moved an inch forward and even now the situation is the same. As a result, most of the important issues raised by us remain unsettled and day-by-day more issues are getting accumulated. Employees at the lower level are the worst victims of this situation and their anger and discontentment is growing day-by-day. Unless immediate remedial measures are not taken to settle the issues in a time-bound manner through negotiation, the situation may go from bad to worse.

The following are the issues pending settlement at Directorate level.

1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2. Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.

3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4. Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5. Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7. Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8. Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.

9. Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

As a responsible organisation, we have been extending full support and cooperation to the administration, in running the department in a most efficient manner and also for induction of high technology and increasing the revenue and productivity. But we regret to note that it has become a one-sided affair and the top level administration has failed to reciprocate the positive attitude shown by the employees.

The Federal Executive meeting of National Federation of Postal Employees which met at New Delhi on 12.05.2017 has viewed with grave concern the situation prevailing in the Department of Posts. The meeting has come to the inescapable conclusion that we can no longer be taken for granted by the administration, if the genuine and legitimate demands of the employees are not settled in a time bound manner through negotiations. The Federal Executive meeting further decided to organize following phased programme of action culminating in strike, for realization of the demands mentioned above.

Phase- I – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date – 20.06.2017

Phase – II – Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date – 12.07.2017

Phase – III – Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date – 26.07.2017

Phase IV – One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

We once again like to make it clear that we want to avoid a confrontation with the Administration and earnestly hope that the Secretary, Department of Posts, shall come forward for a negotiated settlement. On the other hand, we will be left with no alternative, but to go ahead with our agitational programmes as mentioned above.

Awaiting positive response,

Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

No, 17-1/2017-GDS

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 1 10001
Dated:30.05.2017

To

All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General

Sub: REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

I am directed to refer to this office letters Nos. 17-1712010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 and 17.12.2015 vide which instructions on engagement of dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevak on compassionate grounds have been issued.

2.The Scheme has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided to introduce revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks. Under the revised scheme point system has been dispensed with and scheme has been extended to dependents of missing GDS also.

3.The scheme will come into effect from the date of issue of the letter and will be applicable to all cases pending and arising on or after the said date. The cases which have already been settled will not be reopened.

4.The revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks is attached.

sd/-
(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General
(GDS/PCC)

REVISED SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS.

1.Object

The object of the Scheme is to grant engagement on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Gramin Dak Sevak dying while in service as a GDS, to relieve the family of the GDS concerned from financial destitution and to help it to get over the emergency.

2.To Whom applicable

To a dependent family member of a regularly selected and engaged Gramin Dak Sevak who dies while in service (including death by suicide)

Note 1 “Dependent Family Member” means the following:

(a) Spouse; or

(b) Son including adopted son; or

(c) Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS; or

(d) Daughter including adopted daughter; or

(e) Married/widowed daughter/divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of hislher death: or

(f) Daughter in law of deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on GDS, if the only son of the GDS is predeceased, provided she gives an undertaking that she is not availing the same benefit from her own parenthood.

(g) Brother or sister in the case of unmanied GDS wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his/her death.

Note 2 “Gramin Dak Sevak” for the purpose of these instructions means a GDS engaged on regular basis after undergoing a formal selection procedure and not one working on adhoc/provisional basis or as a substitute or trainee.

3.Authority competent to make compassionate engagement.

(a) Head of Circle will be competent to make compassionate engagements to GDS posts within the Circle.

(b) All cases will be considered by a Committee on Compassionate Engagement (CCE) and recommendations of the Committee will be put up to the Head of the Circle for final decision.

(c) The composition of CCE the will be same as the one constituted for cases of departmental officials.

(d) The Committee will meet bi-monthly i.e. in March, May, and July and so on for considering the cases arising during the previous two months. For example, the cases received during Jan and Feb will. be considered in March and cases received during March and April will be considered in May.

4.Posts to which such engagements can be made

Compassionate engagements will be made only to GDS posts.

5.Eligibility

(a) The family deserves immediate assistance of relief from financial destitution; and

(b) Applicant for compassionate appointment should be eligible and suitable for the post in all respects as per the conditions prescribed for normal regular selection to the GDS post for which being considered.

6.A. Exemptions

Compassionate engagements are exempted from the observance of the following requirements:-

(a) Engagement procedure such as notification of vacancies, reference to employment exchange etc.

(b) Checking of availability of surplus posts or posts identified for redeployment etc.

B.Relaxations

  1. a) Generally, there shall be no relaxation in age conditions except as prescribed for reserved categories. However Upper age limit could be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. The lower age limit should, however, in no case be relaxed below 18 years of age. Powers to relax the Upper age limit of the applicant are vested with Head of the Circle.
  2. b) There shall be no relaxation in basic educational qualifications prescribed for the GDS post for which the applicant is being considered.

Note 1 Age eligibility shall be determined with reference to the date of application and not the date of engagement.

7.Determination/availability of vacancies

(a) Engagement on compassionate grounds should be made only on regular basis and that too only, against regular GDS vacancies.

(b) To the extent possible, compassionate engagement should be offered to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased GDS normally resides. However, if there are no suitable vacancies to immediately engage the applicant, any post in the same sub division or division may be offered.

8.Time limit for considering applications for compassionate engagements.

(a) Subject to instructions on the subject issued and amended from time to time, any application for compassionate appointment is to be considered without any time limit and decision taken on merit of each case.

(b) Within 15 days from date of death of a GDS, the family should be informed about the scheme of Compassionate Engagement along with a list of regular GDS vacancies available in the division, as on the date of death of the GDS and acknowledgement should be obtained and kept on record.

(c) Head of the Circle should consider and decide the case within three months from the date of receipt of application.

9.Consideration of belated requests

(a) As per para 8 (b) above, the family will be informed about the scheme and vacancies by the Department within 15 days from the date of death of the GDS. Request for compassionate engagement should be submitted within a reasonable time.

(b) Requests received after one year from date of death of the GDS will be considered as belated requests. Such cases should be recommended by the CCE only if the reasons given by the applicant are found to be genuine and convincing.

(c) While considering belated requests, the CCE/Head of Circle should keep in mind the fact that the concept of compassionate engagement is largely related to the need for immediate assistance to the family of the GDS in order to relieve it from economic distress. The very fact that the family has been able to manage somehow for long should normally be taken as adequate proof that the family had some dependable means of subsistence. Therefore, examination of such cases would call for a great deal of circumspection. The decision to make appointment on compassionate grounds in such cases may, therefore, be taken only after thorough scrutiny of all facts by Committee on Compassionate Engagement.

(d) Whether a request for compassionate engagement is belated or not may be decided with reference to the date of death of the GDS and not the age of the applicant at the time of consideration.

10.Widow engaged on compassionate grounds getting remarried

A widow engaged on compassionate grounds will be allowed to continue in service even after re-marriage.

11.Where there is an earning member

(a) Detailed examination will be required in cases with special features, like cases of belated requests or where there is another earning member in the family etc.

(b) In deserving cases even where there is already an earning member in the family a dependent family member may be considered for compassionate engagement, if the Compassionate Engagement Committee is satisfied that grant of compassionate engagement is justified having regard to number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the GDS, income of the earning member as also his liabilities including the fact the earning member is residing with the family of the GDS and whether he/she should not be a source of support to their members of the family.

12.Missing Gramin Dak Sevak

Cases of missing Gramin Dak Sevaks are also covered under the scheme for compassionate engagement subject to the following conditions:-

(a) A request for grant of compassionate engagement can be considered only after a lapse of at least 2 years from the date from which the GDS has been missing, provided that:

(i) An FIR to this effect has been lodged with the Police,

(ii) The missing person is not traceable, and

(iii) The competent authority feels that the case is genuine;

(b) This benefit will not be applicable to a GDS :-

(i) who had less than two years for normal discharge from service on the date from which he/she has been missing; or

(ii) who is suspected to have committed fraud, or suspected to have joined any terrorist organization or suspected to have gone abroad.

(c) Compassionate engagement in the case of a missing GDS also would not be a matter of right as in the case of others and it will be subject to the fulfillment of all the conditions, including availability of vacancy, laid down for such engagement under the scheme:

(d) While considering such a request, the results of the Police investigation should also be taken into account; and

(e) A decision on any such request for compassionate engagement should be taken at the level of the Head of Circle.

13.Procedure

(a) Prescribed pro forma may be used for ascertaining necessary information and processing the cases of compassionate engagements in normal cases.

(b) An officer not below the rank of an Inspector should meet the members of the family of the GDS in question immediately after his/her death to advise and assist them in submitting necessary information for considering compassionate engagement. The applicant should be called in person at the very first stage and advised in person about the requirements and formalities to be completed by him.

(c) All cases of compassionate engagement including belated requests and cases with special features (like presence of other earning members in the family etc.) may be considered by the CCE on bi-monthly basis and its recommendations should be submitted to the Head of Circle. A final decision maybe taken by the Head of Circle based on the recommendations of the Committee

(d) An application for engagement of a dependent of the deceased GDS as a GDS on compassionate grounds should be considered and decided by the Head of Circle within three months from the date of receipt of application.

(e) If, due to any grounds, a request for compassionate engagement is rejected, a speaking order should be issued by the Head of Circle.

14.Undertaking for maintenance of the family of the deceased GDS

A person engaged on compassionate grounds under the scheme should give an undertaking in writing that he/she will properly maintain the other family members who were dependent on the GDS in question and in case it is proved subsequently (at any time) that the family members are being neglected or are not being maintained properly by him/her, the engagement may be terminated forthwith. Such a clause will also be incorporated as one of the additional conditions in the offer of engagement applicable only in the case of engagement on compassionate grounds.

15.Request for change in post/person

When a person has been engaged on compassionate grounds to a particular GDS post, the circumstances, which led to such engagement, should deem to have ceased to exist. Therefore,

(a) he/she should strive in his/he career like any other GDS for future advancement and any request for engagement to any higher post on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected.

(b) an engagement made on compassionate grounds cannot be transferred to.any other person and any request for the same on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected

16.Seniority

Seniority of the person engaged as GDS on compassionate ground will be determined on the basis of his/her initial date of joining the GDS post and his/her position in the seniority list of GDS of the unit concerned will be determined accordingly.

17.Termination of engagement

(a) The compassionate engagement can be terminated on the ground of non compliance of any condition stated in the offer of engagement after providing an opportunity to the person concerned by way of issue of show cause notice asking him/her to explain why his/her services should not be terminated for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of engagement and for this purpose, it is not necessary to follow the detailed disciplinary procedures prescribed in rules/instructions.

(b) The power of termination of engagement for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of compassionate appointment will vest only with the Head of Circle, in all cases.

Proforma to be used for intimating the family about the scheme is given in Annexure I and Form for seeking compassionate engagement is given in Annexure 2.

Original Circular

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Regarding allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status

Allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status: Clarification by DoP

No. 01-07/2016-SPB-1
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.

Dated: 22 May, 2017

To,

1. All CPMsG
2. All PMsG
3. Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National postal Academy, Ghaziabad
4. All Directors, PTC
5. All Directors, Postal Accounts
6. Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai
7. Heads of all other Administrative Offices.

Subject: Regarding allotment of GPF Account Numbers to Casual Labourers with temporary status.

Sir,

Reference is invited to Directorate’s letter No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I of even No. dated 12.09.2016 vide which clarifications in respect of Casual Labourers with temporary status were issued. The Directorate has received references from Postal Circles seeking clarification as to whether GPF account numbers should be allotted to Temporary Status Casual Labourers covered under the Scheme formulated vide Directorate’s letter No. 45-95/87-SPB-I dated 12.04.1991.

2. In this regard, it is clarified that Directorate’s letter No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I dated 22.07.2016 restores the provisions of the scheme as it existed prior to this Department’s letter no. 45-6/2005-SPB-I dated 02.09.2005. Since, the benefit of GPF was available to temporary status Casual Labourers prior to 02.09.2005, GPF account numbers may be allotted to such Casual Labourers for the purpose of contribution in GPF including those Temporary Status Casual Labourers who have not been regularized as yet. In this context, provisions of above said letter, dated 12.09.2016 may also be taken into consideration.

Yours faithfully,
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Source: [Department of Posts]

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Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc

Dept of Post: Revision of pension of Pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners – Govt’s decision on 7th CPC Recommendations

No. 4-3/2017-Pension
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
23rd May, 2017

To

All Head(s) of Circles
All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (P)
APS Headquarter
Head of PLI and BD Directorate
Director, Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad
All Directors of Postal Training Centres

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc-reg.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to say that based on the decisions of the Government, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has issued O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 for fixation of pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners to the higher of the two formulations. A copy of the OM. is circulated herewith for information and necessary action.

2. The pension/family pension of all pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners shall be revised in line with instructions contained in the DoP&PW OM. dated 12.05.2017. The higher of the two formulation i.e. (i) the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with DoP&PW O.M. dated 4.8.2016 or (ii) the revised pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of the DoP&PW OM. dated 12.5.2017, shall be treated as revised pension/family pension w.e.f 1.1.2016. It shall be the responsibilities of the Head of Department and concerned Director of Accounts (Postal) to revise the pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f 1.1.2016 in accordance with these orders and to issue a revised pension payment authority.

3. As envisaged in the DoP&PW O.M., the Pension sanctioning Authority (PSA) would impress upon the concerned Head of Office for fixation of pay on notional basis at the earliest. The information can be obtained in Proforma A. Based on notional pay so fixed, the revision proposal will be sent by Pension Sanctioning Authority to concerned DA (P) to apply necessary checks and issue revised authority under the existing PPO number. To facilitate fixation of notional pay, DA (P) will provide copy of PPO/pension papers to concerned PSA immediately on requisition. All PSAs will maintain records of processing cases of retirees year-wise in Proforma 8. DA (P) will maintain data of proposal received and authority issued in software as has been done in case of 6th CPC revision of PPOs.

4. Since there will be large number of cases for revision, concerted efforts of all authorities will be required to accomplish the task. It is requested to take immediate action for revision of pension/family pension at the earliest.

This issues with approval of Secretary (Posts).

Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(Smriti Sharan)/
Dv. Director General (Estt.)

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Membership verification of GDS employees

Membership verification of GDS employees

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981

No. PF- 49-GDS /2017

Dated :15.05.2017

To,
Shri. A.N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001

Sub:- Membership verification of GDS employees.

Sir,

It is to bring to your kind notice that the process of verification of GDS membership was started from March-2016 as the term of last verification was going to expire in April-2016.

But it is a matter of great concern that after a lapse of more than one year period the schedule for verification has not been issued yet.

It is therefore, requested to kindly look into the matter and cause suitable instructions to complete the process of GDS membership verification as early as possible..

An early action is highly solicited.

With regards
Yours Sincerely
S/d,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Source : nfpe.blogspot.in

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Revision of guidelines for considering placement under TBOP/BCR Scheme in cases where seniors are considered for placement at par with their juniors

Revision of guidelines for considering placement under TBOP/BCR Scheme in cases where seniors are considered for placement at par with their juniors: Department of Posts

No. 22-06/2000-PE-l (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 08th May, 2017

To,

All Heads of Postal Circles

Subject: Revision of guidelines for considering placement under TBOP/BCR Scheme in cases where seniors are considered for placement at par with their juniors.

Sir/ Madam,

Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 17.05.2000, issued in supersession of this office previous Orders No. 22-5/95-PE-l dated 08.02.1996, 05.08.1997 and 01.01.1998, relating to TBOP/BCR Schemes.

2. The validity of the instructions issued vide this office letter of even number dated 17.05.2000 came in question before various judicial forums. Now, in pursuance of the Supreme Court Order dated 13.02.2017, in LA. No. 2, 3 & 4/2016 in SLP (C) No. 35654/2015, in the matter of Uol and Others. Vs. S. Bheesmachar and Others, and after consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to withdraw the instructions issued vide this office letter of even number dated 17.05.2000.

3. Thus, the instructions issued vide this office Letters No. 22-5/95-PE-I dated 08.02.1996, 05.08.1997 and 01.01.1998 will again come into force.

4. All cases where seniors are adversely affected by implementation of BCR scheme placing their juniors in the next higher scale of pay will be decided in terms of the instructions issued vide this office letters no. 22-5/95-PE-I dated 08.02.1996, 05.08.1997 and 01.01.1998, relating to TBOP/BCR Schemes.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Dy. No. 26/FA/2017/CS dated 08.05.2017.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Tanun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (PE-I)

Source: www.indiapost.gov.in
[http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2368]

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India Post Payment Bank IPPB – Schedule of Charges (Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)

India Post Payment Bank IPPB – Schedule of Charges (Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)

India Post Payment Bank

IPPB – Schedule of Charges
(Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)

Account variants -> Account feature Regular Account – Safal Account Basic Savings Bank
Deposit Account(BSBDA) – Sugam Account
BSBDA – Small
Account – Saral Account
Account opening
Eligibility Anybody 10 years
and above with KYC
Anybody 10 years
and above with KYC
Anybody 10 years
and above with
simplified KYC
Initial minimum deposit
requirement
INR 100 Nil Nil
Minimum account balance Nil Nil Nil
Maximum balance INR 1,00,000 INR 1,00,000 INR 1,00,000
Nomination facility Available Available Available
ATM/ Debit CArd Free Free Free
Subsequent cards INR 100 INR 100 INR 100
Annual maintenance
charges (from 2nd Year)
INR 100 NA NA
PIN regeneration INR 100 INR 50 INR 50
Servicing / Transaction
Minimum Quarterly Average
Balance (QAB)
Nil Nil Nil
Annual Interest Rate 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
Quarterly Non maintenance
charges
NA NA NA
Interest payment Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly
Mobile Alerts Free Free Free
Monthly Account statement
(including duplicate
statements)
Free Free Free
Doorstep banking (Refer
Doorstep banking charges for
details)
INR 15-35 INR 15-35 INR 15-35
Interbank remittances
charges (IPPB Intrabank
remittance is free
2 remittances free
per month
For more details, see
Remittances charges
See Remittances
charges
See Remittances
charges
Branch Banking
Free monthly customer
induced
transactions.Subsequently
@ INR 20 per transaction at
branch and Customer
Service Points
4 Free 4 Free 4 Free
Charge frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly
ATM monthly transactions
At India Post ATMs All free All free All free
At Punjab National Bank’s
ATMs
All free All free All free
At other bank’s ATMs:
Metro
3 txns. free 3 txns. free 3 txns. free
At other bank’s ATMs: Non-
Metro
5 txns. free 5 txns. free 5 txns. free
Additional transactions at
Other Bank’s ATMs
Financial: INR 20 Financial: INR 20 Financial: INR 20
Non-financial: INR 8 Non-financial: INR 8 Non-financial: INR 8
Maximum ATM withdrawal
per transaction
INR 10,000 INR 10,000 INR 10,000
per month in
aggregate by way of
withdrawals through
withdrawal slips at
Branch, ATM, POS
Outlets and
E-Commerce
Transactions
Maximum ATM withdrawal
per day
INR 25,000 INR 25,000
Maximum cumulative spend
at POS outlets and
ecommerce sites per day
INR 65,000 INR 65,000
Miscellaneous
Standing Instruction Charges
(IPPB to IPPB)
Free Free Free
Account status change
(Inactive to active and
dormant to active)
Free Free Free
Account Closure Charges within 14 days of Account
Opening
Free Free Free
Account Closure within 6 months – Customer induced INR 250 INR 250 INR 250
Balance certificate per Instance Free Free Free
ATM card/ KIT returned due to wrong address INR 100 INR 100 INR 100
Charges to be recovered from IPPB customer in case of
cheque bounce
100% of clearing
charges
100% of clearing
charges
100% of clearing
charges

All transaction limits set in this Schedule of Charges are applicable subject to the transaction amounts being within regulatory limits for the specified period as prescribed by RBI.

Remittances Charges

These charges are applicable irrespective of the type of Savings account.

Mode of Outward
Remittance
Transaction size Charges (excluding
service tax) at branch
and doorstep banking
Charges (excluding
service tax) for
mobile banking
NEFT Up to INR 10,000 INR 2.5 per transaction NA
INR 10,000 – INR 1
Lakh
INR 5 per transaction NA
IMPS
Upto 1 INR Lakh
INR 5 per transaction INR 4 per transaction
AEPS Upto INR 10,000
(max. limit)
Free NA

The charges are subject to any regulatory changes that might be intimated from time to time

Doorstep Banking Charges

Service
Charges (INR)
Doorstep Banking -On-boarding Customer On-
boarding
Free
Doorstep Banking – Cash based
transactions
Cash Deposit and
Withdrawal
For cash transactions
< INR 2,001 : INR 15 per visit
INR 2001 – 5,000 : INR 25 per visit
INR 5,001 – 10,000 : INR 35 for per visit
Cash transactions above INR 10,000 will
not be offered at doorstep
Doorstep Banking – Non-cash
based Financial Transactions
Remittance INR 10 per visit
Doorstep Banking – Non-cash
based Non-Financial Transactions
Balance Enquiry Free
Mini Statement

Notes:
1. The above charges are in addition to the transaction charges (e.g. charges for AEPS are not included above). Please refer to the respective sections for transaction charges.
2. The higher of financial and non-financial transaction charges for Doorstep Banking will be levied in case a customer avails both the facilities in a single visit (e.g. if a customer avails cash deposit of INR 10,000 and balance enquiry in a single Doorstep visit) the customer will be charged INR 35 for that visit).
3. Only three transactions are allowed per visit. Fourth transaction would be treated as another visit, and charges would apply accordingly.

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2348

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GDS Committee Report: Key Recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee

GDS Committee Report: Key Recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee

Kamlesh Chandra Committee submitted its report to the Government – Details of Recommendations

To examine the system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions, existing structure of allowances and all other welfare issues pertaining to Gramin Dak Sevaks, a one-man Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member Postal Services Board was set up. The Committee has submitted its report to the Government.

Details of the recommendations made by the Committee

The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.

The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.

The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.

The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.

The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.

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.

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.

The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms

The GDS Post Offices have 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 norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.

The six approved categories of GDSs 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.

The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).

The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.

The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.

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.

Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.

Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.

A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.

The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000

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.

The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/

The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.

The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.

The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.

The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.

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.

Online system of engagement has been recommended.

Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.

Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.

The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.

The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.

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.

The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty

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