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Discontinuation of execution of bond for direct recruit candidates as provided under Appendix 21 of P&T Manual IV

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Discontinuation of execution of bond for direct recruit MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant and Inspector of Posts: Deptt of Posts Order dated 30.11.2017

No. 15-04/2015-SPB-I
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Personnel Division

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, Dated 30.11.2017

To

The Chief Postmasters General
All 23 Postal Circles

Subject: Discontinuation of execution of bond for direct recruit candidates as provided under Appendix 21 of P&T Manual IV.

Madam/ Sir,

I am directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority to discontinue the practice of execution of bonds under the provisions stipulated in Appendix 21 of Postal Volume IV by direct recruit Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS), Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA) and Inspector of Posts (IP) at the time of joining Department of Posts.

2. Above decision may be conveyed to all appointing authorities of the Circles immediately.

3. These orders shall come into force with immediate effect.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(G. Rajeev)
Director (SPN)

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

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

No.25-04/2012-PE-I (Vol.II)

Government of lndia
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

Dated: 10th November, 2017

To,

All Heads of Circles,

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

Sir/Madam,

The Cadre Restructuring Order of Group ‘C’ employees was issued vide this office letter of even number dated 27.05.2016. Later on, some Circles requested for further clarification, which were issued vide this office letter of even number dated 11.11.2016. However, Circles still faced with problems while implementing the orders.

2. Issues like norms for allotment of number of LSG posts, instructions for identification of surplus LSG posts other than C and B class POs, identification of HSG-I (NFG) posts, divisionalisation of LSG Cadre, relaxation of minimum qualifying service for promotion to HSG-II and HSG-I and date of effect of the orders etc. needed further clarification.

3. Therefore, on representation of various Staff Unions to the Secretary (Posts) regarding the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring, a Committee was constituted vide Office Order of even number dated 09.06.2017, under the Chairmanship of Sh. Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle and DDG (Estt), PMG (M&BD), Chennai and PMG, Pune Region as its members to examine all such issues. The Committee after thorough consultation, including one with the staff representatives, submitted its report on 22.09.2017.

4. The recommendations of the Committee, as accepted by the Competent Authority, are as under:

4.1 Uniform Guidelines for identifying the surplus LSG posts other than Single Handed and Double Handed (C and B Class) Post Offices:

(i) Treasurer posts should not be identified for upgradation as Treasurer posts are PA posts with special cash handling allowance.

(ii) The posts of System Administrator, Marketing Executive, DO (PLI) etc. are not cadre specific posts. Therefore, any suitable official can be deployed against these posts.

(iii) As per the Recruitment Rules, the PAs of Foreign Posts are recruited separately and trained for Foreign Post. But on promotion to LSG they are transferable to other LSG posts on postal side and vice versa. Hence extending the benefit of cadre restructuring to officials of Foreign Post in LSG and above cadres is in order as far as foreign post is concerned. Only Mumbai Foreign Post is treated as separate Foreign Post unit.

(iv) The present cadre restructuring order is not applicable to RLO. Hence RLO staff should not be included in cadre restructuring.

(v) After upgrading C and 8 class SPM posts to LSG remaining LSG posts allotted to the Circle can be utilized as per functional requirement. The officials occupying these restructured LSG posts will have either or both supervisory and operative responsibilities as per allocation ofwork by competent authority.

(vi) The SPMs posts of C and B class post offices are upgraded to LSG without following the LSG norm of 5:1. Therefore, it is not practicable to prescribe the norm for other restructured LSG posts. Number of posts to be created in each office will be as per functional requirement.

(vii) Accountants are Postal Assistants only who have passed the PO & RMS Accountants examination. They are eligible for promotion as per Recruitment Rules. Norm based LSG accountants posts can be upgraded to HSG II within the number of posts allotted to the circle.

(viii) The post of Accountant in Divisional Office can be upgraded to LSG. If there is more than one post of Accountant in HPOs, some may be upgraded to LSG while leaving some others for time scale Accountants.

(ix) More Posts may be identified in bigger offices like HPOs and MDGs. It is not possible to specify the number of posts as the staff strength and functional requirements vary from office to office. Thereafter PM Grade-III/HSG I pre restructured HPOs may be given preference for creation of posts. PM Grade II/HSG II HPOs, PM Grade III/HSG I MDG, PM Grade II/ HSG II SO/MDG, (all pre restructured) may be preferred for creation of posts in that order based on functional requirement. Circles should ensure that the posts are not disproportionately concentrated in a few offices/cities.

(x) In charge CPC, Foreign post (except Mumbai Foreign Post), PSD and CSD or other offices can be considered for upgradation of posts to LSG.

(xi) If Circles are left with surplus LSG posts, then limited number of posts in Divisional Office and important delivery offices may be identified for upgradation.

(xii) All the posts of SPMs in B and C class offices should be upgraded to LSG and all LSG norm based and A class offices should be upgraded to HSG II as a result of the implementation of the orders.

4.2 Identification of NFG posts in HSG I: Only 10 percent of HSG I posts i.e. 235 posts have been approved for NFG scale. Therefore it is not possible to promote all HSG I officials who are completing 2 years of service in HSG I. Although there is need to identify these posts for promotion from HSG l, in order to avoid inconvenience to staff in the initial stage and purely as a temporary measure, the officials can be given NFG on the basis of seniority wherever they are posted in HSG l by upgrading the HSG I post to NFG and simultaneously downgrading the NFC position to HSG-I elsewhere. In due course of time the posts need to be identified.

4.3 LSG Cadre: The Committee examined the issue of Divisionalization of LSG Cadre. The Committee observed that there are some mofussil Divisions which have more B and C class offices now upgraded to LSG but are having very less HSG II and HSG I offices. On the other hand there will be city Divisions where the number of B and C class post offices now upgraded to LSG are very less. Divisionalization will provide less opportunity for staff of these divisions to get LSG promotion and in turn affect their HSG promotions. The Divisionalization will create promotional disparity between employees in different Divisions. Therefore, the Committee’s recommendation not to Divisionalize LSG cadre has been accepted. It will remain a circle cadre. However, for better management of transfer and postings and to minimize inconvenience to the staff, Circle would allot officials to Regions for further allotment to Divisions, which in turn shall issue the posting orders in case. of the LSG officials and rotational transfer orders thereafter till such time that they remain allotted to that Division by the Region. At any time the Circle or Region may allot these LSG officials to any other Region or Division respectively.

4.4 Revision of Leave Reserve (LR) strength consequent upon upgradation to LSG. It has been observed that consequent on cadre restructuring the LR strength would be considerably reduced. The Committee observed that the postmaster in restructured LSG grade working in B and C class offices have to do operative work. Similarly restructured LSG PAs in other post offices have to do operative/supervisory work. Therefore, the Committee’s recommendation that considering the PA strength and the restructured LSG strength for calculation of LR strength will be in order, has been accepted.

4.5 Date of Effect of the Orders and completion of restructuring: For the sake of uniformity, 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.

5. The rationalization of posts, as recommended by the Committee and accepted by the Competent Authority, is attached as Annexure-I.

6. In view of the above, all the Circles are requested to take immediate necessary action to implement the Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, keeping in view the above instructions without any further delay. All attempts should be made to complete the exercise of conducting DPCs by 31.12.2017 and the whole exercise, including transfer/posting Orders, must be completed by 31.01.2018.

Yours faithfully

sd/-

(Tarun Mittal)

Asstt. Director General (PE-I)

Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in Department of Posts

Source: cept.gov.in

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GDS News: Demanding Immediate Implementation of The Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report

GDS News: Demanding Immediate Implementation of The Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HON’BLE DY.MINISTER OF FINANCE, UNION OF INDIA, CAMP AT NAGERCOIL-629001 BY THE CIRCLE SECRETARY OF TAMIL NADU, ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION

Respected Sir,

I. As per the decision of the Central Government one man committee was appointed to submit the report for the wage revision of GDS employees headed by Sri.Kamalesh Chandra Ex.Member (Personal) of this Department in leiu of seventh CPC to Central Government Employees and submitted its report to the Government on 24th November ,2016.Most of our suggestions have been given due consideration by the committee . The Secretary Post submitted this report to the Minister of communication and now the same is kept in the Ministry of Finance for approval.

2. In our department other departmental employees were getting their wage revision by the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.

3 Since there is an inordinate delay in considering and implementation of the Kamalesh Chandra Committee’s report, our AIGDS Union has announced indefinite strike from 16.08.2017 to 22.08.2017 and a mutual agreements were reached between our leaders and the Government after completion of 7 days strike. Due 10 the promise by our high dignitaries of the department at the time of discussion the indefinite strike was called off and gentleman agreement was reached between Government and the leaders and assured that the committee’s report would be implemented soon. But it is learnt that it is kept pending with the Ministry of Finance for a long period.

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NFPE: Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational  programs

NFPE: Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational  programs

NFPE: Non Settlements of long pending demands - call of agitational programs

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

e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

Phone: 011.23092771
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981
No.PF-01(a)/2017

Dated: 10th November, 2017

To
Shri A.N Nanda
Secretary, Department of Post
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi -110001

Subject: Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational  programs  – regarding

Sir,

The Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE with available General Secretaries and NFPE office bearers held at NFPE office North Avenue Post Office, Building New Delhi has reviewed the whole situation arisen out of so many policy offensive and attacks unleashed by the Government of India by the way of authorizing  nationalized banks and private banks for doing business of National small savings schemes, making  the IPPB (India Post Payment Bank) as a corporate entity, proposal of closure of A.P.S, appointment of out sourced Postal Delivery  agents, cancellation of G.D.S membership verification, Delay in implementation of  GDS Committee  Report, Amendment in Rectt. rules of P.A. Non filling up of vacant posts in all cadres, non implementation of  cadre restructuring  proposals for other categories and non declaration of result of regular membership verification and so many other issues.

After a detailed and threadbare discussion the Federal Secretariat  has reached to a conclusion that it is the need of hour to resist all these policy offensives and attacks by way of struggles and serious agitational  programmes culminating in to indefinite strike.

The federal secretariat has decided the following programme of action to achieve the demands as mentioned in charter of demands.

1. Two days Relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional offices on 28th and 29th November 2017 (All Employees will wear Black Badges containing demands and will send resolution addressed to Prime – Minister).

2. Mass Dharna in front of All C.P.M.G offices on 20th December 2017

3. 5 Days Relay Dharna in front of Parliament from 12th to 16th February 2018. (All Circles will participates in Dharna day wise).

4. After that Indefinite Strike will be declared

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS

2.Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.

3.Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.

4.Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment , victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.

5.Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.

6.Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.

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

8.Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

9.Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.

10.Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)

11.Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.

12.Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.

13.Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.

14.Status of Audit to SBCO.

15.Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.

Yours Comradely,
S/d,
(R N Parashar)
Secretary General

Source : NFPE

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7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th-CPC-Children-Education-Allowance

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION)/PAP SECTION

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG,
NEW DELHI – 110 001
8th  Nov. 2017

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

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of extracts of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Person6e1 & Training’s Office Memorandum No.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.10.2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

Encl: As above.

S/d,
(Narender Prakash)
Section Officer (PAP)

No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and P&PW
Department of Personnel & Training

 

Block-IV, Old JNU Camws,
New Delhi
Dated: 31.10.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M.No.12011/04/2008- Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008 and O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08/2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees is now Rs.54,000/-. The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide 0.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008,

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Hindi version follows.

S/d,
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To

Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT

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DEPARTMENT OF POSTS: GRAMIN DAK SEVAK ISSUE IN LOK SABHA – 22-03-2017

GRAMIN DAK SEVAK ISSUE IN LOK SABHA – 22-03-2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3450
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22ND MARCH, 2017

GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS

3450. SHRI RAHUL KASWAN:
SHRI RAMESH BIDHURI:
SHRI BALABHADRA MAJHI:
SHRI TAMRADHWAJ SAHU:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of postal circles in the country and the number of GPOs, SPOs and EDBOs functioning under these circles alongwith number of these post offices located in rural and urban regions separately;
(b) the number of post offices manned by Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDSs) State/UT-wise alongwith the details about the monthly salary of the GDS;
(c) whether Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDSs) are eligible for pension like other Government employees and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether Government is contemplating to constitute any Committee to look into the salary structure and other service matters of Grameen Dak Sevaks and if so, the details thereof;
(e) whether the said committee has submitted its said report and if so, the salient features of the said report; and
(f) the time by which it is likely to be implemented?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) Madam, the total number of Postal Circles in the country is 23. The total number of GPOs is 24, the total number of Sub Post Offices (SPOs) is 24753, the total number of Extra Departmental Branch Offices (EDBOs) is 129346. The details of these post offices rural and urban regions wise is enclosed at Annexure-I.

(b) The number of post offices which are manned by Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) is given in the Annexure-II. Details of the monthly wages admissible to various categories of Gramin Dak Sewaks are given in the Annexure-III.

(c) No, Madam. The legal status of the Gramin Dak Sevaks as held in 1977 by Apex Court is that they are holders of the civil posts outside the regular civil service. Being a distinct and separate category, CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 are not applicable in the case of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

(d) Yes, Madam. 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.

(e) Yes, Madam. The committee has submitted its report. The salient feature of the report is given in the Annexure-IV.

(f) The recommendations of the committee are being examined by the Department of Posts. No timeline is specified to implement the recommendations of the Committee.

Annexure-I : Distribution of Rural and Urban Post Offices as on 31.03.2016

Annexure-II : State wise list of number of post offices manned by Gramin Dak Sewaks

Annexure-III : Details of the monthly wages admissible to various categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Annexure-IV : Salient features of the GDS Report

Source: Confederation

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NFPE: GDS Committee Report still pending for approval

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES

UNDER HEAVY ATTACK

GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS STOPPED.

IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE REPORT DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR, STILL PENDING WITH FINANCE MINISTRY.

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES ON 23.10.2017.

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT WILL MEET AND DECLARE FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION.

Dear Comrades,

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017.

This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2016 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting.

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rdOCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action.

 

Yours fraternally,

S/d,
R.N.PARASHAR
Secretary General

Source :  NFPE

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GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

GDS: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks effective 01.07.2017 onwards

No.14-3/2016-PAP

Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated : 9th October, 2017.

To,

All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/ Directors of Accounts (Posts)

Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.07.2017 onwards -reg

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department. of Expenditures O.M No.1/9/2017-E-II)B) dated 20.09 2017 duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 21.09.2017 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/008-E.II(B) dated 26.09.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances an basic TRCA it the Same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2017. it has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramm Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 136% to 139% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2017

2.The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to an Gamin Dak Sevaks.

3.The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head or account and should be met from the sanctioned grant

4.This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance vide their Dairy No 143/FA/2017/CS dated 09/10/2017.

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

 

Source : NFPE

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Reservation for Persons with Disabilities in Postal Department – Amendment in Rules

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities in Postal Department – Amendment in Rules

No. 20-12/2017-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 24- September, 2017

To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General.

Subject: Reservation for Persons with Disabilities.

Madam/Sir,

In partial modification to this office letter of even number dated 12.09.2017, para 4 of the letter dated 12.09.2017 may be read as under:

Para 4 as noted in letter dated 12.09.2017 Para 4 to be read as
Therefore, Circles are directed to earmark 3% reservation to the PH candidates for the vacancies prior to 19.04.2017 in terms of ‘The Persons with Disabilities (Equal. Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995′ and to earmark 4% reservation to the PH candidates for the vacancies, w.e.f. 19.04.2017 in terms of ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016′ as brought out in para 2 above. Further, instructions issued by Government from time to time in this regard may also be adhered to. Therefore, the calculation of vacancies to be earmarked for PH category candidates should be on the basis of the starting of the process of filling up the vacancies i.e. in cases where process of filling up of posts started after 19.04.2017, 4% of vacancies should be reserved for PH candidates.

Yours faithfully,

(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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Travel entitlements of Government Employees for the purpose of LTC post 7th Central Pay Commission

Travel entitlements of Government Employees for the purpose of LTC post 7th Central Pay Commission

F.No.20-4/2017-PAP
Government Of India
Ministry Of Communication
Department Of Posts
(Establishment Division)/PAP Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001

Dated, the 05 Oct., 2017

To

All Heads Of Circles
All GM (PAF)/DAs (P)
All Direct Postal Staff College India/PTCs

Sub: Travel entitlements of Government Employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission – clarification reg.

I am directed to forward herewith the copy of extract of clarification on Travel Entitlements of Government Employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission on the above subject for the purpose of LTC issued by Department of personnel & training Office Memorandum No.31011/8/2017-Estt.(A-IV) dated 19th September, 2017 downloaded from the official website of Department of Personnel & Training for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

(K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Signed copy

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Postal Employees Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17.

Postal Employees Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17.

Productivity Linked Bonus orders for Regular Employees and GDS Employees for the Accounting year 2016-17

F.No. 26-1/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated 18th September, 2017

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

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group ‘D’/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 labourers 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
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/- (of 6th CPC) (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2016-17, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2016-17 for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.06.2017 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.I) 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 the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2016 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 (DAS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2016-17, 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 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017 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
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 terms vacancies in Postmen/Group ‘D’ 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 01.04.2017 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.

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-I) 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 Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers 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 31.03.2017) 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 montly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of bonus)
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
365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2017. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/- during the period 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017, the actual montly 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 2017-18

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained 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 toal amount of bonus paid and the total number employees (Category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This has the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s ID No. 572014/E.III(A)/2017 dated 15.09.2017 and issue with the concurrence of JS & FA vide Diary No. 132/FA/2017-CS dated 18.09.2017.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

(K.V. Vijaykumar)

Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Source: NFPE

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Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Dear Comrades,

The Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers decided to conduct series of agitation programmes on the issues of working class & Central Govt. Employees as scheduled below.

NFPE is the major organization in the CCGEW and endorsed the agitation programmes announced on the charter of demands.

The members of AIPEU-GDS is also should participate in all the agitation programmes given by NFPE. The GDS demands are also placed in the Charter for the cause of GDS along with the demands of postal working class and Central Govt Employees.

It is requesting all the members of AIPEU-GDS in the divisions of all Circles to participate in all agitation programmes along with NFPE unions and make it grand success.

The CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries and active comrades are requested to mobilize the GDS comrades and participate in a large number to make all the agitation programmes successful.

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19th Sept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017.

12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8. Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11. Against Labour law amendments.
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of Confederation

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary

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BONUS: Postal Employees Bonus 2017 – Before Durga Puja

PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS: Postal Employees Bonus 2017 – Before Durga Puja

Postal-Employees-Bonus-2017

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Phone: 011.23092771
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981
website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-16(g)/2017

Dated: 12th September, 2017

To

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

Sub. PAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (PLB).

Sir,

It is to bring to your kind notice that Productivity linked bonus is required to be paid before Durga Puja. It is therefore requested to kindly cause action for making payment of bonus before Durga Puja.

It is also worth mentioning that an arbitrary cap of 60 days has been fixed for payment of PLB.

Now the business and revenue of Department is increasing every year.

Therefore kindly take necessary action to remove this cap and arrange to make payment of bonus which comes out real.

With regards.
Yours faithfully,

(R N Parashar)
Secretary General

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GDS COMMITTEE REPORT STATUS

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT STATUS

GDS committee held on date 11.09.2017 in the forenoon I met the higher officers of the Department and enquired about the status of GDS committee. They told that some queries were raised by the Finance Ministry. Reply on those queries have been sent and it is in final stage and may be received in Directorate very soon.

After receipt from Finance Ministry implementation process will be started. The officers of Department have told that they will not make any delay in implementation of GDS Committee Report after receiving approval from Finance Ministry.

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE

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Enhancement of remuneration of retired Medical officers appointed on contract basis in Postal Dispensaries

Enhancement of remuneration of retired Medical officers appointed on contract basis in Postal Dispensaries: Dept. of Posts Order dated 28.08.2017

No.2-1/2012-Medical
Government of India
Ministry of communications & IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
28 August 2017

To,

The Chief Postmasters General,
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal 2

Sub: Enhancement of remuneration of retired Medical officers appointed on contract basis in Postal Dispensaries.

Sir/Madam,

In continuation of this Directorate letter of even No. dated 30th September, 2014 vide which remuneration payable to newly appointed contractual doctors in P&T dispensaries were enhanced to Rs. 60,000/- per month. It has now been decided to enhance the remuneration further to Rs. 75,000/- from Rs. 60,000/- per month. It is requested that instructions of Rule-177 of General Financial Rules-2017 may be complied with.

This should come into effect w.e.f. 1st July, 2017 and it issues with the concurrence of JS & FA vide Dy. No. 1603 dated 2nd August, 2017.

Yours faithfully

(Smriti Sharan)
Deputy Director General (Medical)

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Department of Posts: Exemption for travel in airlines other than Air India

Exemption for travel in airlines other than Air India on Government Tour: Department of Posts OM.

F. No.9-1/2016-FC (Posts)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Integrated Finance Wing)

New Delhi, the 24th August, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Exemption for travel in airlines other than Air India – reg.

Consequent upon the delegation of powers to the Financial Advisors to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases, this office is receiving requests from the officers seeking exemption for air travel by airlines other than Air India.

While processing such proposals, it has been observed that in spite of repeated instructions issued by the Directorate vide letter no. 17-01/2015-PAP dated 28.07.2016, OM no. 9-1/2016-FA (Posts) dated 09.08.2016 and dated 28.02.2017 (Copies enclosed for ready reference), requests for seeking exemption are being submitted in the last days / hours of the proposed journey and that too with incomplete/insufficient reasons/documents in’ prescribed Performa (Revised) as required vide Directorate OM no. 9-1/2016-FA (Posts) dated 28.02.2017. This results in avoidable delay in processing such cases and higher expenditure due to the last minute booking of tickets. It is-also seen that even without obtaining approval of the competent authority, the journey by airlines other than Air India is performed and at a later stage requests seeking ex-post facto approval are submitted, violating the instructions on the subject.

In view of the above, it is once again reiterated that the requests in the revised Performa complete in all respect are submitted to JS&FA at least 7 working, days in advance from date of travel so that adequate time is made available for processing in Integrated Finance Wing. It may also be noted that non-receipt of approval by the stipulated date does not entitle one to claim relaxation as a matter of right.

This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Nirdosh Kumar Yadav)
Director (FA)

PROFORMA RELAXATION TRAVEL BY AIRLINES AIR-INDIA

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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

postal-employees-strike-7thCPC

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.

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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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