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

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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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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

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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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NFPE – National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018

NFPE – National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018
NFPE-character-of-demands-POSTAL-EMPLOYEES

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

NO.PF-12/2018

Dated :17 January,2018

NOTICE

It is hereby notified that National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharma from 12th to 16th February 2018 in Chief PMG Office Campus., Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.

All Members/Leaders of NFPE Unions are requested to participate in Dharna in maximum number as per schedule enclosed herewith for settlement of 15 Points Charter of Demands.

S/d,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

SCHEDULE OF PARTICIPATION IN 5 DAYS RELAY DHARNA AT MEGHDOOT BHAWAN, NEW DELHI FROM 12TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY – 2018

NFPE-character-of-demands

 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.

Source : NFPE

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

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)

Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

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

POSTAL CASUAL LABOURERS STRUGGLE IN TAMILNADU

STRIKE DECLARED BY NFPE CIRCLE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

FAST IN FRONT OF CPMG OFFICE CALLED OFF

MOST INSPIRING STRUGGLE IN THE HISTORY OF CASUAL LABOURERS.

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

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

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

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

M.Krishnan

R.N.Parashar

President                                                         Secretary General

Casual Labour, Federation.                   NFPE

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CALL OF AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES BY NFPE

CALL OF AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES BY NFPE

National Federation of Postal Employees

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

No. PF-12/2017

Dated : 19th June,2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours Faithfully,

R.N.PARASHAR
Secretary General

Source : NFPE

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

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

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

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

CIRCULAR

Ref: PF-12/Agitation/2017

Dated – 06.06.2017

To,

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

Dear Comrades,

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

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

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

AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME

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

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

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

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

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

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

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

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

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

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

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

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

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

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

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

 

NPS CONVENTION

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

GDS – MARCH TO COMMUNICATION MINISTER’S OFFICE

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

CASUAL LABOURER UNIONS PROGRAMMES

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

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

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

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

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

Comrades,

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

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

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

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

Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.

With revolutionary greetings,

Yours comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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

No. PF-12/2017

Dated : 05th June, 2017

To,

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

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

Sir,

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

The following are the issues pending settlement at Directorate level.

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

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

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

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

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

6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awaiting positive response,

Yours faithfully,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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Membership verification of GDS employees

Membership verification of GDS employees

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

No. PF- 49-GDS /2017

Dated :15.05.2017

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

Sub:- Membership verification of GDS employees.

Sir,

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

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

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

An early action is highly solicited.

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

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Declaration of result of regular membership verification

Declaration of result of regular membership verification

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

No. PF- 03(b)/2017

Dated :15.05.2017

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

Sub:- Declaration of result of regular membership verification – regarding

Sir,

It is to bring to your kind notice that the membership verification for regular employees of all Cadres of Department of Post was conducted since April-2015 and the whole process as per CCS (RSA) Rules-1993 was completed upto November, 2015. But it is a matter of great concern that after a lapse of one and half year of completion of entire process, the result is not being declared.

It is therefore, requested to kindly look into the matter and cause suitable instructions to declare the result of regular Membership verification.

An early action is highly solicited.

With regards
Yours Sincerely
(R.N. Parashar)

Secretary General
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Delay in publishing GDS Committee Report – NFPE

Delay in publishing GDS Committee Report

UNJUSTIFIED DELAY IN PUBLISHING GDS COMMITTEE REPORT NFPE DECIDED TO COMMENCE INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DIRECTORATE FROM 18.01.2017

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

Phone: 011.23092771

Mob: 9868819295/9810853981

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

No. PF-01(e)/2016

Dated: 09th January-2017

UNJUSTIFIED DELAY IN PUBLISHING GDS COMMITTEE REPORT NFPE DECIDED TO COMMENCE INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DIRECTORATE FROM 18.01.2017

To

1) All General Secretaries
and Office Bearers
NFPE

2) All Circle/Divisional
Secretaries NFPE.

3) All Circle/Divisional Secretaries AIPEU GDS

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware the GDS Committee Report was submitted to the Government on 24th November 2016 by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee. NFPE conducted two days protest demonstration on 5th & 6th December 2016 demanding immediate publishing of the Report.

Secretary, Department of Posts categorically assured Secretary General NFPE that Report will be published after 31st December 2016. But even after 31st December, till this day, Report is not published.

Entire Postal Employees are agitated over the unjustified delay in publishing the Report.

NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to commence INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST infront of Dak Bhawan , New Delhi from 18th January 2017 from 10 AM onwards demanding immediate publishing of GDS Committee Report.

Secretary General all General Secretaries NFPE and General Secretary AIPEU GDS / available Office Bearers will sit on hunger fast.

All Circle/Divisional Secretaries of NFPE/AIPEU GDS are requested to conduct protest demonstrations in front of all offices from 18th January onwards.

Please give wide publicity among all employees, especially among GDS employees

R. N. PARASHAR
Secretary General NFPE.

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary AIPEU GDS

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Disbursement of salary to all Employees working in Dept. of Posts including GDS and payment of Pension to pensioners by 25th of this month on account of Deepawali Festival on 30th of this month

Postal Employees request for payment of salary before Diwali: NFPE Requests

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
No. PF-16/2016

Dated: 18th October, 2016

To

Shri B.V. Sudhakar,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001

Sub: Disbursement of salary to all Employees working in Dept. of Posts including GDS and payment of Pension to pensioners by 25th of this month on account of Deepawali Festival on 30th of this month – Reg.
Sir,

The Deepawali festival is an important festival spread all over the Country and Celebrated by and large. The festival will start from 28th and continue up to 2nd November.

As the festival is in the last dates of the month. Mostly employees will not be having money to spend and to celebrate Deepawali festival.

It is therefore, requested to kindly cause suitable orders for disbursement of salary of all staff working in Department of Posts on 25th October, 2016 so that the officials can celebrate the festival happily.

A positive action is highly solicited.

 

With regards.
Yours faithfully,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

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Extending CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners

7th Pay Commission recommendation on CGHS to Postal Pensioners, NFPE writes to Got on Extending CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners

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

Ref: PF/CGHS/Pensioners

Dated: 23.09.2016

To
Shri B.V.Sudhakar

Secretary
Department Of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001

Sir,

Sub: Extending CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners reg.

As you are aware, now the postal pensioners are not extended the facilities under CGHS. We have been taking up the case with the Government and also with the Department of Posts, but till date no favourable orders have been issued. In Kerala Postal Circle CGHS facility is extended to all postal pensioners also as per the judgment delivered by the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, Ernakulam.

We have submitted memorandum to chairman 7th CPC also appealing to Consider out request judiciously and favourably. Fortunately, the 7th CPC has given the following favourable recommendations in its reports submitted to Government on 19.11.2015.

Para 9.5.18 (ii)

The commission recommends that remaining 33 Postal Dispensaries should be merged with CGHS. The Commission further recommends that all postal pensioners, irrespective of their participation in CGHS while in service, should be covered under CGHS after making requisite subscription.

In view of the above unambiguous recommendation of the 7th CPC and also the judgment of the Kerala High Court which already stands implemented in Kerala State, I request you to take up the case with appropriate authorities so that orders will be issued at the earliest extending the facilities of CGHS to all postal Pensioner and thereby ending the suffering of lakhs of postal pensioners.

Yours faithfully,
(R.K.Parashar)

Secretary General

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Bonus Orders 2015 : 60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued

Bonus Orders 2015 : 60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued

F.No.26-01/2015-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 7th October, 2015

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, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: – Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2014-2015.

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2014-15 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 allowances / 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 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula: –

Average emoluments x Number of days of bonus

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30.4 (average no of days in a month)

2.2 The term “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 given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs. 3500/- (Rupees Three Thousand Five Hundred Only) in any month during the accounting year 2014-15, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rupees Two Thousand Five Hundred Only) per month only.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2014-15 for the period from 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- 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.3500/-.

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 office order No 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned, retired or left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2013 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3 GRAMIN OAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year
during 2014-15, 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 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 3500/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs.3500/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA x Number of days of bonus

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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postmen/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 4.7.91 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.labove.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service after 01.04.2014, 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 Grarnin 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 11.6.81 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 31.3.2015, will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs, 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) x (Number of days of bonus)

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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

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

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year

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365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of 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 2015-16.

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 total amount of bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This issues with the concurrence of JS&FA vide Diary No. 169/FA/2015-CS dated 07.10.2015.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

(Major S. N. Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

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Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDC Posts – Review thereof

Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDC Posts – Review thereof

No. 17-39/2012-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Establishment Division
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 16 Sep 2015

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Subject: Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS Posts Review thereof

Attention of all concerned is invited to this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14th Jan 2015 vide which detailed selection process to the GDS Posts was introduced based on Aptitude Test to be conducted at Circle level through outsourced agency and selection to the GDS Posts was prescribed to be made based on marks secured in the Aptitude Test in respect of vacancies notified on or after 01.04.2015. Subsequent thereto, it was also laid down vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 28th May 2015 that in case vacancies notified on or before 31.03.2015 do not get filled up by 30.06.2015, the notification will be cancelled and vacancies be filled up under the new engagement process (Aptitude Test Method) effective from 01.04.2015.
2. In View of the pronouncement of the Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address to the Nation delivered on 15th Aug 2015 to make selection to the junior level posts based on marks appearing in the marks sheet without an element of interview through transparent online process, the selection process introduced vide this Directorate’s letter ibid has been reviewed by the authority competent to align the selection process/criteria with the pronouncement made by the Hon’ble Prime Minister taking note of the fact that GDS posts are lower level civil posts outside the regular civil service not falling under Group A, B & C posts by replacing the process introduced vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14th Jan 2015, pending introduction of online process in due course, in the manner indicated below:-
(a) There will be no change in the eligibility criteria laid down in this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015 & strict observance of the same will be ensured by all recruiting authorities concerned while issuing notification.
(b) The recruiting authorities will be guided by the below mentioned method of engagement to all approved categories of GDS Posts:-
(i) In case a vacancy does not get filled up through other regular modes of engagement viz.; by combination of duties or by absorption of surplus GDS or by compassionate engagement or by transfer under limited transfer facility, vacancy will be notified first to casual labourers within the jurisdiction of the recruiting authority as per existing instructions contained in this Directorate’s letter No. 17-3 9/4/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015 read with clarification issued under No. 17-15/2015-GDS dated 07.05.2015.
(ii) In case vacancy does not get filled up through process outlined at (i) above, the recruiting authority before taking decision to fill up the post by way of open notification is to examine the representation of the reserved communities and then decide to which community the vacancy is to be earmarked or the vacancy would go to other community based on order of shortfall subject to overall restriction of 50% in a calendar year strictly as per this Directorate letter no. 19-11/97-ED& TRG dated 27.11.1997. As regards, differently abled persons are concerned, instructions contained in this Directorate letter no. 21-8/92-ED&TRG dated 22.04.1994 shall have the application.
(iii) The vacancy will then be notified to Employment Exchange requesting nomination of suitable candidates [not less than 3] for the post within a period of 30 days from the date of sending requisition to the concerned authority having the prescribed qualification. Simultaneously [on the same day of notification of vacancy to Employment. Exchange], the vacancy will be given wide publicity by displaying a notice giving particulars of the engagement to be made, remuneration and other conditions attached to it at the concerned post office, the police station, the Panchayat office and any other public place considered suitable allowing the same time of 30 days for receipt of applications. A copy of the notification will also be circulated to all Post Offices within the Division duly entered in Account Bag for display on Notice Board. In case the last date falls on Sunday/Holidays, the cut of date will be reckoned as close of subsequent working day.
(iv) The candidates nominated by employment exchange (if any) will then be addressed by service registered post enclosing a copy of the application for the post with a covering letter containing instructions to fill-up the same and self attested documents to be enclosed for further submission to the recruiting authority concerned within 30 days mentioning the cutoff date up to which the application duly completed is to be received by recruiting authority by Registered / Speed Post. Here also, In case the last date falls on Sunday/Holidays, the cut of date will be reckoned as close of subsequent working day.
(v) The candidates nominated by the Employment Exchange as also those responding to the open advertisement will be considered.
(vi) The recruiting authorities concerned will arrange /maintain a register for keeping a proper record of the application received from the candidates applying against open notification as also in response to communication sent by them following their nomination from Employment Exchange on a day to day basis. However, the closed covers will not be opened till the day earmarked for selection.
(vii) The authority higher to recruiting authority will nominate a committee consisting of three members including the recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Besides the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection.
(viii) Selection will be made by the committee strictly based on marks secured only in Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 1oth standard conducted by any recognized Board of School Education in India and will be guided by the clarification issued under this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/2012-GDS dated 08.01.2014. The committee will also prepare a select panel of 5 candidates for a post in accordance with directions contained in this Directorate’s letter No. 19-14/2010-GDS dated 25.06.2010 followed by letter dated 18.10.2013.
(ix) Result will be communicated to the candidate standing first in the list on the same day of selection through Registered post. Besides, a copy of the result will be displayed on the notice board of the recruiting authority on the day of finalization itself.
(x) Pre-engagement formalities will be got completed by the recruiting authority concerned in respect of the candidate standing at the top besides only verification of the documents in respect of other four remaining candidates finding place in the select panel.
3. Wherever notification has been issued adopting the new method of selection made effective from 01.04.2015, the same will be cancelled and the concerned recruiting authorities will be directed to initiate action to fill up the post taking recourse to the process outlined above. Besides this, where vacancies have been notified on or before 31.03.2015, action will be taken by the respective recruiting authorities by completing the process already undertaken.
4. The contents of this letter may be disseminated to all concerned for strict adherence.
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Source: http://www.indiapost.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1606

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