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Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

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Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

IMMEDIATE

F.No.17-11/2018-GDS
Government of India
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated: 08/6/2018

To
All HOCs

Sub: Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee – reg.

Sir,

The report of the GDS Committee is likely to be implemented very shortly. In this connection the competent authority has directed that payment of arrears on account of TRCA may be made through Post Office Saving Accounts only.

Therefore, I am directed to request you to ensure opening of SB Accounts for every GDS at their Post Office before 15/06/2018. Compliance report may be submitted to the Dte. by 15/06/2018

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(R.I.Patel)
A.D.G.(GDS)

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Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (1/2)

Cabinet Decision

June 06, 2018

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts
  • The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non-recurring expenditure – Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crare) during 2018-19. 3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.

Details:

  • Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised. The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other thanBranch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
  • The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
  • Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:
Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels
S.No. Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/level 1 Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours/level 2
1 BPM Rs.12000/- Rs.14500/-
2 ABPM/Dak Sevaks Rs.10000/- Rs.12000/-

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (2/2)

  • It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
  • Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
  • Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
  • Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
  • A new Riskand hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.

Implementation strategy and targets:

The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.

Impact:

The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.

Background:

The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.

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CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

“CHANGE THE POLICY OR WE SHALL CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT”

M.Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE

The unprecedented strike of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal department will enter the 14th day on Monday. Functioning of  rural postal services has come to a grinding halt. Out of 1,55,000 Post offices, 1,29,500 rural Post offices are completely shut down. GDS are not demanding to give them the “Moon” from the sky. They are demanding their legitimate wage revision. If 32 lakhs departmental employees wage revision can be implemented within eight months after submission of Seventh CPC report, why the unjustified delay of eighteen months for implementation of wage revision of only three lakhs low-paid GDS employees? Why lamenting about the deficit of the department only when GDS wage revision comes? Are GDS responsible for the deficit? No, not at all.

Postal “Gods” and Central Government are in deep slumber for eighteen months, when poor GDs are waiting..waiting..and waiting. The strike is a natural outburst of pentup discontentment and anger of the marginalized section after desperately waiting for long. Then suddenly the sleeping “Gods” wokeup. Appeal after appeal started pouring in all languages just like distributing chocolates to lure children. But 96% of GDS stood united and continued their struggle. They declared they will not surrender their self-respect and prestige, even if they and their families are made to starve or die by prolonging the strike.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before our country got freedom. Mahatmaji had told the Britishers “you can kill me, but you can not make me surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the most dreaded “apartheid” system is legally banned and abolished in South Africa. Nelson Mandela has taught them “never to give up or surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the “slave system” is legally abolished in United States. Martin Luther King had told them “I have a dream” and his dream had come true later.

GDS system is a “beggar system”and nothing but slavery and bonded labour. This heroic struggle of GDS will definitely mark the beginning of the end of this slave system which is a “black mark in the face of Indian democracy”. Those GDS and departmental employees (though in some states only) who participated in this historic struggle for emancipation of the most down trodden section of the society will be remembered for ever in the history and their sacrifice will never go in vain.

Those Government’s supporters in the bureaucracy are propagating that GDS unions have committed a great mistake and unpardonable crime by going on an “untimely” indefinite strike, that too all the four Unions together. We have only to remind them the old saying “when a beggar come to your house, you need not give money to him if you don’t like, but please don’t unleash your dogs to bite him”.  Let the GDS fight for their own destiny. Government may allow their right or not. This struggle is not the end of history. As long as injustice and discrimination are there, strikes and protests will emerge again and again like phoenix bird from the ashes.

Now the ball is in the court of the Government and Postal Department. It is they to decide how to play. What is wrong in inviting the GDS unions for negotiation and in reaching an honourable settlement, instead of distributing pamphlet type appeals one after another? What is the mindset of the top bureaucracy of the Postal Board? Are they thinking like olden days feudal landlords and expecting the GDS Union leaders “to obey them and not to question them”. Sorry, they are thoroughly mistaken and they should understand the writings on the wall. Only mutual trust and goodwill can build confidence in the mind of striking GDS and that can only lead to an amicable settlement.

We hope that good sense will prevail upon the powers-that-be. We want to make it clear that any attempt to break or crush the strike by attempting to victimization or any other coercive methods will only complicate the situation and the entire Central Government Employees will be forced to come out to defend and protect the striking GDS at any cost.

Source: CONFEDERATION

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Department of Posts: Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

Department of Posts: Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

SB Order No. 06/2018
F.No.32-01/2017-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Dated: 28 .05.2018

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

Subject: Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

Respected Sir/ Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that vide their OM No. 3/1/2016-NS dated 07.05.2018, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division), New Delhi have informed that the as per the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, a PPF account can not be opened in joint names, i.e. in the names of more than one individual. Ministry of Finance has been receiving references from various Banks and Post Offices seeking regularization of irregular PPF accounts opened in joint capacity. The matter has been, examined in Ministry of Finance afresh and decided that all the institutions (Dept of Posts/Agency Banks) may undertake a one-time exercise to identify PPF accounts opened in joint capacity in contravention of the provisions of the Scheme and forward a consolidated proposal for regularization of all such PPF accounts opened by various Accounts Offices (Post Offices/Bank Branches) under them to DEA/MoF by August 30, 2018. All such joint accounts shall be considered for regularization by converting, them into single accounts in the name of one of the joint subscribers. Banks/Department of Posts are also required to indicate in their proposals the name of one of the joint subscribers in respect of each such account, in whose name the account may be regularized.

2. The Circles are accordingly requested to launch special drives for the purpose to identify PPF account opened in joint capacity, if any & forward a detailed consolidated proposal for the whole of the Circle, for sending the same onward to DEA/MoF seeking regularization. Circles are requested to take up it on Priority arrange to send their consolidated proposal so as to reach this office by 31.07.2018, so that this office may compile & send the same to DEA/MoF by the due date, i.e. 30.08.2018. The DEA/MoF would consider such joint accounts for regularization by converting them into single account in the name of one of the joint subscribers. It should, therefore be indicated clearly in the proposal as to in whole name (for amongst the joint subscribers) the account is to be made single regularized.

3. It may kindly be noted that no request for regularization in such cases shall be entertained after the said deadline & responsibility would lie on the concerned Circle on account of any additional obligation arising out of court cases or otherwise for opening of such irregular PPF accounts.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(P L Meena)
Assistant Director (SB-I)

Source: Dept of Posts

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HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

GDS

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS

1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001

HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE

ORGANIZE ONE DAY HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF MAJOR POST OFFICES ON 31st MAY 2018, THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 5 PM

JOIN THE SANCHAR BHAWAN MARCH (MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER’S OFFICE NEW DELHI) IN LARGE NUMBERS ON 1st JUNE 2018 AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware the indefinite strike of GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BEDEU) entered the 8th day today. All India strike percentage is 96%. Five rounds of discussions held with Secretary, Department of Posts, Additional Director General, Posts and conciliation meetings of Regional Labour Commissioner failed due to the adamant and negative attitude of the Government and Department. As per the call of NFPE and all affiliates of NFPE, departmental employees in Postal department organised black badge campaign and protest demonstration as solidarity support to the GDS strike. In five states (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) departmental employees also organised solidarity strike eventhough in four states (Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) they have withdrawn the solidarity strike on the fourth day due to compelling reason. In Kerala departmental employees of NFPE and FNPO are continuing their strike. In all states including those states where the departmental employees have withdrawn the solidarity strike, 100% GDS employees are continuing their strike.

Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has already given call for daily demonstration in front of Postal and RMS offices and also extend full support and solidarity to the strike.

As the strike is continuing Confederation National Secretariat and NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to organize mass hunger fast in front of major Post office/RMS offices on 31st May 2018 Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is also decided to mobilise maximum number of employees from Delhi and nearby states in the Sanchar Bhawan March already announced by the striking GDS Unions on 1st June 2018 Friday at 10:30 AM.

All affiliates and State/District Level Coordinating Committees of Confederation and NFPE are requested to organize the above mentioned programmes in an effective manner with biggest participation of employees.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: & WhastApp – 094470688125

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE
Mob: & WhatsApp – 09868819295

Source: Confederation

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Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union – GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands

Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union – GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands

No.08-09/2017-SR(Vol-I)

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of India
(SR Section)

Dated: 17th May,2018

To

The General Secretary,
All India Postal Employees Union – GDS,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,2151/1,New Patel Road,
New Delhi – 110008

Subject : Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union – GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to your letter no. AIPEU-GDS/CHQ/Strike/2018 dated 17-05-2018 on the above cited subject and to inform you that a meeting with DDG(SR &Legal) has been fixed on 18.05.2018 at 04:00 P.M in that matter.

Please make it convenient to attend the ibid meeting.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (SR & Legal)

No.08-09/2017-SR(Vol-I)

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of India
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan,New delhi – 110001,
Dated : 17th May,2018

The General Secretary,
All India Postal Employees Union – GDS,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road,
New Delhi – 110008

APPEAL

On behalf of department of Posts, I hereby appeal to you to call off the proposed indefinite strike from 22th May,2018 as no useful purpose is served by such strikes/agitations.

2. The issues submitted by the Unions under active consideration of the Department. Moreover, at a time when the Department is going through a complete IT makeover such agitation will only allow to strengthen the hands of our competitors which agreeably is not in the overall interest of the Postal Department. The proposed indefinite strike may, therefore, be called off.

S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (SR & Legal)

Source : NFPE

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GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-2018

GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-22018

GDS Committee Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees

EXTEND FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) has given notice for nationwide indefinite strike from 22nd May 2018 demanding immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks.

All NFPE affiliated unions have also given call extending full support and solidarity to make the strike a grand success.

Nationwide protest demonstrations will be held on 10th May 2018 in front of all offices of Department of Posts.

Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers, National Secretariat calls upon all its affiliates and State / District C-o-Cs to extend full support and solidarity to the indefinite strike from 22-05-2018 and also to join the protest demonstration on 10th May 2018.

Yours fraternally

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
(M)&whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

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Department of Posts (Stenographer Grade-I) Recruitment Rules, 2018

Department of Posts (Stenographer Grade-I) Recruitment Rules, 2018

No.49-0312010 SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi, dated 01.05.2018

To,
1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. A11 Postmasters General
3. Director, PSCI, Ghaziabad

Subject: Department of Posts (Stenographer Grade-I) Recruitment

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of recruitment Stenographer Grade-I dated 17 .04.201 8 notified in the Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub section (i).

2. It is requested that the provisions of recruitment rules may be all concerned.

Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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

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Clarification on Children Education Allowance – DOP

Clarification on Children Education Allowance – DOP

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P. Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 27 Apr, 2018

To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub: Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel & Training O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 on the above subject, number of references have been received on payment of Children Education Allowance on the instruction received vide above letter u/r,

2. Ministry of Personnel & Training issued orders vide O.M.No.A.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 is unambiguours and clearly spells out the procedures as well as the conditions attached to drawal of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

2. O.M.No. dated 31.10.2017 clearly mentioned that the rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 11.09.2008.

3. O.M.No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt(AL) dated 16.08.2017 which had instructions issued in supersession of DoPT OM No. dated 28.04.2014 clearly states that the fixed amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs.2250/- and also says that, a Certificate form the head of Institution, where the ward of Government employees studies will be sufficient for this purpose. The Certificate should confirm that the Child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

This if for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

sd/-
(K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

Source: FNPO

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Non Implementation of GDS Committee Report

FNPO

Non Implementation of GDS Committee Report

NUGDS/Agitation/April 2018

New Delhi
27-04-201 8

To

The Secretary
Department Of Posts
Dak Bhavan
New Delhi

sir,

Sub: Non Implementation of GDS Committee Report

GDS committee report, containing favorable recommendations to the bill paid GDS employees was submitted to the Government in November 2016. A discussion on the report was held before the unions and the Department on March 2017. The officers of the postal services board had promised after discussion that the recommendations would be implemented within 6 months which was taken by the union. with gratitude. But though 17 months have elapsed, there is no move from the Department to implement the recommendations which we note painfully. We are not in a position to explain delay before the employee. VII th CPC report relating to about 1 crore central government employees and pensioners was implemented with the 8 months of the submission to the Government. There is no justification for the abnormal delay for the non implementation of GDS committee report, relating to 240000 GDS employees of the postal department alone.

In the above circumstances, we are constrained to move on serious agitation programmes against the attitude of the Government including non attending of PLI/RPLI, and SB/RD business. Along with this, we are preparing for conducting nation wide strike in the month of May 2018. Statuary notice for the strike will be given in the appropriate time.

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely

S/d,
P.U.Muraleedharan
General Secretary

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Request for payment of salary to the employees on 27.4.2018 due to continuous Bank Holidays from 28th to 30th April,2018

Request for Payment of Salaries on 27.04.2018

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ‘ C’, TN,

No, P3/2·Genl/TN

dt. 25.04.2018

To
The Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle
Chennai 600 002.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Request for payment of salary to the employees on 27.4.2018 due to continuous Bank Holidays from 28th to 30th April,2018 – Reg.
Ref: 1.Controller General of Accounts Manual Part III Section II Rule 64.
2. CPMG. WB letter No.MM & PO/ Salary disbursement/2018 dt. 24.4,2018.

The kind attention of CPMG, TN is requested 10 the reference cited. The entire Banking Sector is on closed Holidays continuously from 28.4.2018 to 30.4.2018 due 10 fourth Saturday, Sunday and Holiday on 30.4.2018. Hence drawings could not be made from the Banks on these days and huge cash could not be held in the Treasury of the offices for more than 3 days continuously, if drawn much earlier for payment of salary to all the employees.

It is further to note that, as per the Stat utory rules of the Dept. and as per the reference (1) cited, pay ond allowonces are earned and shall be due for payment on the last working day af the month to which they retore and the pay and allowance for the month of April 2018 and should be paid either on 30th or preceding to any date in accordance with the convenience of the Department.

As per the referenee (2) cited, the CPMG. West Bengal Circle has issued order for payment of salary on 27th April, 2018. citing the same reason.

Hence, it is requested that necessary act ion may kindly be token so as to issue suitable orders to the pay drawing and disbursing Authorities, for making payment of the pay and allowance of the working staff by 27th April. 2018, as in the case of West Bengal Circle.

Expecting your kindly consideration and a line in reply,

With profound regards,

(J. RAMAMURTHY)
CIRLE SECIl:ETARY,

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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards

Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

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 : 24April, 2018

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

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January, 2018 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/1/2018-E-II(B) dated 15.03.2018, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 19.03.2018 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 28.03.2018, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2018. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2018.

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

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

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 05/FA/2018/CS dated 24/04/2018.

S/d,
(R L. Patel)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

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Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant

Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant – Equal to Direct Entry Pay on Promotion – CAT Judgement

Ministry of Communication, Department of Posts has issued letter dated 13 th April 2018 regarding fixation of pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistants

Court case / Priority
F. No. 2-15/2016.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: 13 Apr, 2018

To
All Heads of Circles,

Sub: Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant – reg.

This is regarding fixation of pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant at per with the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were appointed on or after 01.01.2006. In the subject case the applicant was promoted as Postal Assistant on 27.07.2015 and his pay was fixed as Rs.9770/- with DNI as on 01.07.2016. Whereas the pay of the directly recruited Postal Assistants have been fixed as Rs.9910/- in the scale of Rs.5200-20200 + Rs2400/- as grade pay. Aggrieved of this, the applicant filed an OA No. 170/00801/2016 in the Hon’ble CAT Bengaluru Bench. The Hon’ble CAT in its order dated 12.06.2017 ordered that “when a person gets promotion to a higher post, he should be entitled to the same minimum pay for the post which is allowed to person who joined the posts afresh as enunciated by the Hon’ble Apex Court in several cases.”

It is requested to inform the details of similar cases at your circle and financial implication involved upon implementation of this order in such cases may be furnished to this Directorate at the earliest for taking further decision in this case.

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

Source: Confederation

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Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters

AIGDSU – Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007

President: M. Rajangam
General Secretary S.S. Mahadevaiah

No.GDS Committee/Agit/2018

Date: 19.04.2018

To:

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi-110001.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg.

In spite of our countrywide requests, memorials, protest meetings/Demonstrations and Strikes there is unreasonable delay in consideration and implementation of the GDS Committee recommendations. The level of tolerance has already crossed it limits. This time we have accepted OFFICERS Committee with open mind but still discriminative attitude is seen towards this low paid and neglected/exploited lot.

The Gramin Dak Sevaks role in future INDIA POST especially in Banking is more significant and we are also carefully watching the developments. There cannot be any compromise about their status and service conditions in the changed scenario and the GDS should get what they deserve. The Government, being a model employer, should consider our reasonable demands in the interest of service to the rural population of this country. The old policies of the British regime such as cheap labour and exploitation are outdated in the present situation and it is high time that decisions are at the appropriate levels in democratic norms. India is a welfare state and we are eagerly waiting for BETTER TREATMENT TO G.D.S AT LEAST THIS TIME.

We do sincerely hope that you will take personal interest in this matter and play vital role for speedy implementation OF ALL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 01.01.2016 at par with 7th CPC extended to Departmental counterparts.

With profound regards,

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary

Source : ruralpostalemployees

 

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Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-19

Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-19

No. A-34012/01/2018-DE

Government of India
Ministry of Communications

Department of Posts
(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 12 April, 2018

To,

1. All Heads of Circles,
2. The Additional Director General, APS, New Delhi

Sub: Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-19.

Sir/Madam,

Please find enclosed Calendar of Departmental Examinations (Decentralized) to be held in the year 2018-19.

2. The Circles will conduct the Decentralized Examinations as per the enclosed schedule. Necessary instructions for setting of question papers will be issued separately by this Section. The Notification of holding of examination and calling for applications shall have to be issued by Circles well in advance as per the prescribed time-limit of 40 days and the number of vacancies must accurately be worked out category-wise for the Decentralized Examinations. In case where no vacancy exists or the examination is not likely to be held for any other reason(s) as decided by the Circle, the fact should clearly be mentioned in the forwarding letter while circulating the Calendar of Examinations to the subordinate units. This may also be brought to the notice of this Directorate.

3. A standard format for notification is being issued separately for the guidance of Circles.

4. It may be noted that conducting of Decentralized Examinations involves entire work of paper setting (as mentioned in para-2 above), Hindi translation, moderation, appointment of examiners, evaluation of answer scripts, drawing of tabulation sheets, declaration of result and responding to representations/RTI applications relating to the examinations and all these activities are to be carried out at the Circle level (Details of paper setters in respect of certain examinations will be issued separately).

5. It may also be ensured that the Time Schedule, as indicated in the enclosure is strictly to be adhered to and timely action should be taken at all stages. Result should be declared within the prescribed period. In case of delay in the announcement of result, the reasons for delay and the remedial measures that can be taken to curb such delays in future may be brought to the notice of the Directorate.

6. Contents of this letter may be circulated to all subordinate units for information of all concerned.

7. Calendar of Centralized Examinations will be issued separately in due course.

8. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(M L Dhar)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Calendar of Decentralized Examinations: 2018-19

S. No. Name of the Examination Tentative ProposedSchedule
1. Confirmation Examination for Direct Recruit Jr.

Accountants in PAOs

26th & 27thMay, 2018
2. PO & RMS Accountant Examination 03th June, 2018
3. LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs 09th & 10th June, 2018
4. LGOs Examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO 17th June, 2018
5. Departmental Examination for promotion of Sorters and MTS to LDCs in PAOs 24th June, 2018
6 Departmental Examination for promotion of MTS qualified (12th Class passed or equivalent) to LDCs in PAOs. 01St July, 2018
7 Postman/Mail Guard Examination for all elements of quota (DR/Departmental) May be held in the

month of
August / September, 2018

8 Multi-Tasking Staff for all elements of quota (DR/Departmental) May be held in the month of
August / September, 2018

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AIPEU-GDS – Agitation programme from 17th to 19th April 2018

AIPEU-GDS :: Agitation programme from 17th to 19th April 2018 :: Relay Hunger fast in front of all Chief Postmasters General offices in all Circles

 

Dear Comrades,

You are well aware that inordinate delay regarding the process, approval & implementation of the positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee caused more and more anger in the agitating minds of 2.50 lakh GDSs in the country.

 

It becomes unbearable to every body to explain and expect the situation as there is a floating of messages & clippings in social media on the implementation of the Committee Report for GDS but none from the Govt & Dept.

 

It became unavoidable for us to commence the series of agitation programmes at all levels to built pressure and draw attention of the Govt & department towards the resentment among GDS employees.

 

Mobilize and organize GDS members to make all the programmes a grand success.

 

AIPEU-GDS launched a series of agitation programmes demanding :

(i) Immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee

(ii) Complete the process of Membership verification in GDS cadre.

The 3rd All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS held in Allahabad unanimously decided to hold phased manner agitational programmes.

1st phase:

3 DAYS RELAY HUNGER FAST
IN FRONT OF ALL CHIEF POSTMASTERS GENERAL OFFICES
IN ALL CIRCLES :
FROM 17th TO 19th APRIL 2018.

 

All CHQ Office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize and organize the GDS members to make the programme a grand success.

 

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary

 

Source: https://aipeugdsnfpe.blogspot.in

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Minimum Balance Requirements In India Post Accounts and Other Details

Minimum Balance Requirements In India Post Accounts and Other Details

As we know, India Post, under the Department of Posts (DoP), offers a host of services. Besides delivering mails, India Post also offers a range of financial and retail services. These include small savings schemes such as PPF Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC), bill collection and sale of forms. India Post also offers savings accounts. India Post’s savings accounts – with or without cheque book – are among the most popular of its products, say financial experts. Post office savings accounts are opened by cash only, according to India Post.

But what is the interest rate offered in post office savings accounts? And what is the minimum balance permitted in these accounts? What are the other services offered by it?

Post office savings accounts interest rate

India Post currently offers an interest rate of 4 per cent on individually or jointly-held post office savings accounts, according to its website – indiapost.gov.in. The interest earned is tax-free up to Rs. 10,000 in a financial year.

Post office savings account minimum balance

The minimum balance required in a post office account without cheque book facility is Rs. 50, according to India Post. For savings accounts with cheque book facility, the minimum balance permitted is Rs. 500.

India Post savings accounts come with an ATM facility.

Among other features, post office savings accounts are opened in two modes – with cheque book facility and without cheque book facility. pls put this as first para under this particular sub head

Those holding a post office savings account without the cheque book facility originally also have the option to upgrade their account to subscribe to the facility. India Post – which has a network of over 1.5 lakh post offices – also offers the facility to transfer savings accounts from one post office branch to another, according to its website. However, only one account can be opened by an individual in one post office.

Minimum balance in other post office accounts

Type of account – Minimum balance

SB(Cheque account) - Rs.500/-
SB(non Cheque account) - Rs.50/-
MIS - Rs.1500/-
TD - Rs.200/-
PPF - Rs.500/-
Senior Citizen - Rs.1000/-

Among other popular instruments, India Post offers PPF at a minimum balance of Rs. 500 and Monthly Investment Scheme (MIS) at a minimum balance of Rs. 1,500. For senior citizen savings scheme, the minimum balance required is Rs. 1,000, according to India Post.

Monthly Income Scheme or MIS is a popular investment scheme wherein an individual invests a particular amount and gets an assured monthly income in the form of interest.

Source: indiapost.gov.in

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Department of Posts – Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees

DA Order Jan 2018 – Department of Posts

DA Order Jan 2018 - Department of Posts

F.No.8-1/2016-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 19th March,2018

To

1. All Heads of circles
2. All heads of postal Accounts Offices
3. Deputy Director General (PAF)/CGM,PLI/CGM,BD
4. ADG (ADMN) Postal Directorate
5. All heads of postal staff college/P.T.Cs

Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2018

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2018-E-II(B) dated 15th March, 2018 on the subject cited above for information, guidance and further necessary action.

This issue with the approval of the competent authority.

(K.V.Vijaykumar)

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Holding of Periodical meeting with NFPE, FNPO and BPEF

Holding of Periodical meeting with NFPE, FNPO and BPEF

No.02/02/2018-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan, Nen Delhi – 110001
Dated: 08th March, 2018

To,

1) Secretary General, National Federation of postal Employees (NFPE).
2) Secretary General, Federation of National postal Organisations (FNPO).
3) Secretary General, Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF).

Subject: Holding of Periodical meeting with Associations atliliated with NFPE, FNPO and BPEF and also Non-Federated Associations.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the above cited subject and to say that it is proposed to hold a Periodical meeting with the Associations affiliated with National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), Federation of National postal organisations (FNPO) and Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF) and also Non-Federated Associations in the coming months under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts)

It is, therefore, requested that General secretaries of the affiliated Associations may be asked to furnish agenda items (maximum three items and items should not be bifurcated) for the said meeting in respect of recognized Associations to your Federations, by 2nd March, 2018 positively to enable us to take further necessary action.

Yours faithfully,
(R. S. Mawar)

Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)

Source: FNPO

 

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Opening of Online Customer Survey by India Post

Ministry of Communications

Opening of Online Customer Survey by India Post

20 FEB 2018

Since inception in 1854, India Post has been serving its citizens by catering to their basic requirements of communications. Over the years, it has evolved by providing varied services to Indian Citizenry in terms of Mail Services (both domestic and international), Money remittances (both domestic and international), Small Savings, Philately, Securing lives, Retail Services and Bill Payments etc.

As plethora of services are being provided by the India Post, it is imperative to know the nerve of the customer, how (s)he feels regarding the services provided, where the services need improvement and to change the customer orientation from customer satisfaction to customer delight.

In this connection, an Online Customer Feedback Survey is conceived wherein a customer can give his feedback or opinion on the services rendered by India Post. This Customer Feedback Survey will be for three months from 16.02.2018 to 15.05.2018 and available to public through India Post Website (www.indiapost.gov.in). Any citizen of the country can give feedback on the quality of service provided by India Post. The customer can also provide his comments/suggestions, if he so desires.

On the basis of the feedbacks received from the survey, suitable inferences will be drawn upon areas to be improved not only for a particular service but will also help in identifying the lagging post office.

PIB

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