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Saturday, July 11, 2020

EX-GRATIA COMPENSATION TO THE FAMILIES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO DIED DUE TO COVID-19 INFECTION IN PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.

NC (STAFF SIDE) WRITES TO MINISTRY OF FINANCE
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REVOLUTIONARY GREETINGS TO ALL
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
ON DIAMOND JUBILEE YEAR OF JULY 1960 STRIKE


JULY-11
1960-2020
60th
ANNIVERSARY OF
FIRST INDEFINITRE
STRIKE OF
CENTRAL GOVT.
EMPLOYEES IN
 INDEPENDENT
INDIA
CGHS RATES FOR TREATMENT AT PRIVATE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS – IN VIEW OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Friday, July 10, 2020

PRESS NEWS
Ministry of Defence
UNMARRIED DISABLED SONS ELIGIBLE FOR ECHS FACILITIES EVEN AFTER ATTAINING 25 YEARS
Posted On: 08 JUL 2020 12:52PM by PIB Delhi

Till now unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of ECHS beneficiaries after attaining the age of 25 years are not considered dependent and hence are not eligible for availing medical facilities under Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). This is as per the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Rules which are followed by ECHS. However, vide their OM No 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS(P)/EHS dated January 1, 2020, the CGHS has declared such sons of CGHS beneficiaries who have become disabled after attaining the age of 25 years, dependent and hence eligible for availing CGHS benefits subject to fulfillment of conditions laid down in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Office Memorandum (OM) No 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS(P)/EHS dated May 5, 2018.
It has now been decided by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) to similarly treat unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of ECHS beneficiaries who have become disabled after attaining the age of 25 years as dependent and hence eligible for availing benefits under ECHS subject to fulfillment of conditions laid down in the MoHFW OM of May 7, 2018.
ABB/Nampi/KA/DK/Savvy/ADA (Release ID: 1637165)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Let us remember Legendary leader D. Gnaniah

A tribute to late Nanogenarian Comrade D.Gnaniah, on his third death anniversary!

Comrade D.Gnaniah (1921-2017) was a towering leader of P&T and Central Government TU movement. He was Secretary General NFPTE for the periods from 1965 to 1970 and from 1976 to 1978. He led the historic 19th September 1968 one day token strike as Secretary General NFPTE and was arrested and jailed in Tihar Jail. He signed the historic bonus agreement on 14.3.1980 as Leader Staff Side, JCM on behalf of NFPTE. He was dismissed from service once, suspended twice and retired compulsorily once for trade union activities.

He was all along one of the unforgettable and inseparable top leaders of our movement. A great writer of many books; a forceful orator of three languages of Tamil. English and Hindi; a fine negotiator; a humane and versatile personality - and many more virtues were imbibed in comrade Gnaniah! A man of unshakable faith in socialism was always a distinguishing aspect of comrade D. Gnaniah that all of us the trade unionists must emulate!

On his third death anniversary on 8.7.2020 we pay rich tributes to him. Let us cherish his memory on the occasion of his third death anniversary.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

RPLI / PLI: NEW PROMOTIONAL AND INCENTIVE STRUCTURE OF PLI? RPLI - CLARIFICATION

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DOP: COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DIRECTORATE AND CIRCLES AND WITHIN DIRECTORATE THROUGH ELECTRONIC MEANS TO CONTAIN COVID-19 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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SB ORDER 25/2020:  RELAXATION GUIDELINES IN SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES
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DOP ORDER ON TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE RULES - SUBMISSION OF BOARDING PASS ALONG WITH TA BILL       CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Monday, July 6, 2020

BIRTH CENTENARY OF COM. K.G.BOSE




COM.K.G.BOSE, THE GUIDING STAR OF P & T
AND CG EMPLOYEES’ MOVEMENT

7th July 2020 is the 100th birth anniversary of Comrade Krishna GopalBasu  (Com.K.G.Bose), who transformed the  P and T as also the Central Government employees trade union movement in to a fighting force based on the working class ideology and progressive thoughts. He was an employee of the Posts and Telegraphs Department for only about 7 years having been dismissed in connection with the proposed strike in 1949, but his entire life was dedicated and sacrificed for the cause of the Central and P and T employees in particular and the working class in general.

He was born as the third son of his parents Shri Jaya GopalBasu and Smt. Nivanani Basu. Jaya Gopal Basu was a teacher, as also a well-known poet and writer. Both his father and elder brother died in an accident in 1926 and his eldest brother became invalid due to serious illness and passed away in 1937. KG’s mother had to struggle hard to maintain the family consisting of KG, younger brothers and sisters. Both KG and brother Moni completed their studies with the help from Ramakrishna Mission. First KG worked in a private company and then got appointed as a clerk in the office of the Divisional Engineer Telegraphs, Calcutta in 1941. It was a great relief to the struggling family. While studying he was very active in the Marxist Study Group there.
From his joining the department, he became active in the Indian Telegraph Association (ITA) formed by the great pioneer, Henry Barton. He became Branch Secretary in no time. His brother Moni Bose also got job in the same office in 1945.

There were a number of unions in P and T at that time, including All India Post Office and RMS Union started by BabuTarapada Mukherjee, Postmen and Lower Grade Staff Union started by V.G.Dalvi Bar-at-Law and Indian Telegraph Association. Most of them were led by reformist leadership.

It was at this time that the Postmen and Lower Grade Staff Union declared indefinite strike from 11th July 1946. Although started as Postmen strike it spread to all wings of the P and T Department. Under the inspiring leadership of Coms. B.N. Ghosh (Dada Ghosh) and K.G.Bose the strike was complete in Posts and Telegraphs in Bengal. The strike and rally organized by the Trade Unions in support of the strike on 29th July 1946 in Calcutta was the biggest rally in the city till that time, participated by about 15 lakhs workers engulfing the entire city.

The strike spread throughout India and the British Government was compelled to discuss with the unions and fully concede the major 12 demands raised in the strike notice. After 23 days, strike was withdrawn on 3rd August 1946. It was a big success. In Bengal the strike continued for three more days and another demand “Good Conduct Pay” was achieved. The P and T Strike in  1946 is considered as part of the great freedom movement as in the case of  the Naval Mutiny.

In the formation of the Union of P and T Workers (UPTW) in 1946, merging most of the Unions in P and T, though a youngster, K.G.Bose took a prominent role. The strike planned by UPTW in 1949 could not materialize since all the leaders and many of the delegates who reached Madras for the Supreme Council to take final decision were arrested and jailed. Com. K.G.Bose and many others were arrested from Calcutta itself and jailed. The proposed strike was crushed ruthlessly.

Both Coms. K.G.Bose and Moni Bose were dismissed / terminated from service in connection with the 1949 strike. The case against the dismissal of KG continued for a long time, but finally his dismissal was confirmed in 1961. Moni also was not reinstated.

KG became a full time union worker. National Federation of P and T Employees (NFPTE) was formed on 24th November 1954 through the realignment scheme, merging all the existing unions in the Federation. Through the realignment, a Federation with nine affiliated all India unions was constituted. It was a great achievement in bringing unity. Com.K.G. became one of the most important leaders of NFPTE in Bengal.

The 5 Days Glorious Strike of 1960 by the Central government employees was the biggest strike in Independent India till that time, participated by lakhs of workers. Com.KG took a leading role. Com.K.G.Bose was elected as the Circle Secretary of the Postal Class III Union and later elected as the All India President in 1963. He was also elected as the Circle Secretary of E.III Union.

12th July Committee, a Co-ordination Committee of Central, State, Public Sector, Local Self-Government Employees’ Unions etc. was formed in Bengal in 1966. He was elected as its first Joint Convener appreciating his great contribution in bringing the unions together to form the Committee.

Com.K.G. Bose toured all over India in preparation and for organizing the One Day Token Strike of Central government employees in 1968. The central government dealt the strike in a ferocious way arresting, terminating, dismissing and punishing tens of thousands of workers. 17 comrades became martyrs to the brutalities of the police / CRPF and also crushed under the trains when picketing. Com.K.G. along with others made herculean efforts for vacating the victimization.

The fight against the reformist and revisionist leadership continued.In 1970 Vijayawada Federal Council, contest took place and defeating the revisionist leadership, KG Bose was elected as the President of NFPTE with Com. A.S.Rajan as the Secretary General. For the first time in the history of NFPTE, a Worker President was elected. Till that time, it was only Members of Parliament or Central TU leaders, who were elected as President.

In the next Federal Council held in 1971 at Calcutta, OP Gupta group floated a parallel list of office-bearers and disrupted NFPTE. Some of the affiliated unions and the Confederation of CG employees were also disrupted.

In 1969, KG was elected as an MLA in W.Bengal Assembly and later nominated as a Member of the Pay Commission for the State Government employees. Both the responsibilities he fulfilled with credit.

Com. K.G.Bose played an inspiring role in the massively participated P and T Convention, EDA Convention and Bonus Convention held at Delhi in 1972. It was a show of strength by the KG-Iyer-Adi progressive leadership in the Federation.
All these hectic activities had a disastrous effect on his health. On a checkup it was found that the dreaded cancer has caught with him. But he continued his work without break.

It was during this period in 1973 that he came to Calicut. He was given a warm reception at the Railway Station by hundreds of P and T and sister unions and he addressed largely attended meetings. We never knew at that time that he was suffering from cancer. He did not tell also.

He was taken to London for expert treatment. But to the extreme sorrow of all, sad news came that our dear Com.K.G. left us forever on 11th December 1974. He was only 53.  He left behind his wife Smt. Parul Bose, a trade union leader herself and their son Dipankar Bose and family.  KG’s younger brother Com.Moni Bose was also in the leadership of the movement and was the first Patron of the BSNL Employees Union and earlier General Secretary of the E.III Union.

The following extract from his letter from London Hospital to the Calcutta Comrades shows his anxiety and keen interest in workers, even when was seriously ill:
“I want to survive and continue my uncompromising fight against all injustices and in this struggle I am not alone. Thousands and thousands of comrades are with me and they are the source of my inspiration…. “We cannot be a party to any proposal which may be considered as surrender of the principled stand by the common workers”.

The own building of BSNL Employees Union in Delhi purchased in2010 was named “ K.G.Bose Bhawan” in his memory.

I had a long association with Com.K.G. since 1963 when I met him at the Trivandrum All India Conference of E.III Union and where his intervention with the P and T Board Member Mr. Sen Gupta resulted in the cancellation of Rule 14 charge sheets imposed on me and other 7 others for organizing a strike at Kannur. Since then, in the All India Conferences and Federal Council Meetings he was the guiding force for all of us. He visited Calicut twice on our invitation and addressed widely attended meetings. The P and T Union office at Calicut is also named after him and inaugurated by his wife Com. Parul Bose, probably the first building dedicated to his memory.

It is heartening to note that the birth centenary of Com. KG Bose is being observed for one year from 7th July 2020 by various organizations.

Com.K.G.Bose was the guide, ideologue and leader, who led the P and T and CG employees’ movement on the correct path. He was a Shining Star for a whole generation of young comrades like me.

In this juncture, when more and more attacks are coming against the working class and whatever gains they achieved through struggles are being taken away, the memory of Com.K.G.Bose will strengthen us to continue our struggle and forward march.

                  RED SALUTE TO COM.K.G.BOSE, 

THE REVOLUTIONARY LEADER!






Ref: P/4-5/PLI/RPLI                                                                                              Dated – 06.07.2020

To

The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: -  Suggestions on new Promotional and Incentive Structure of PLI/RPLI.

Ref: -   i. PLI Directorate letter No. 28-03/2019-LI, dated 19.6.2020
            ii. PLI Directorate letter No. 28-03/2019-LI ( 1 ), dated 26.6.2020

Sir,

Expressing serious concern on frequent changes of policies related to PLI / RPLI from DO (PLI) to Group Leader and vice versa, this Union would like to draw your attention towards the Directorate letter under reference (i) on the above subject that with change of incumbency in the PLI Directorate, frequent experiments are being done at the sweet will of the authorities which has affected the growth of PLI /RPLI business largely.

It is worth mentioning here that though a new promotional structure had been introduced vide PLI Directorate F. No. 28-6/2014-LI, Dated 10.8.2016 the said new structure, as per information available with us could not be implemented till date in some Circles like U.P, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. Some Circles have implemented the same too late. While Delhi Circle implemented during December 2018, Maharashtra Circle implemented it in November 2019. Before, waiting for the outcome of the recent changes, now again PLI Directorate has issued another order on Promotional and Incentive Structure of PLI/RPLI vide letter under reference ( i ). We do apprehend that this new structure might be changed during next one or two years with change of incumbency and leaving the PLI / RPLI market as a testing ground of the directorate.

Thus, we are of the opinion that frequent changes in the marketing policies and incentive structures in PLI / RPLI are not good for growth of the business. Similarly, change of nomenclature from DO (PLI) to Group Leader and vice-versa may not solve the core issues. The present structure has de-motivated the existing workforces in the grass root level who are actually responsible for increasing insurance business in India Post.

This Union has the following concerns that are required to be addressed properly.

1.      The IPs and ASPOs who were earlier debarred from procuring PLI / RPLI business are now included in the list of Sales forces vide Para – 4 under Annexure – I of the Directorate letter under reference (i). But unfortunately, the same principle has not been adopted for the Group Leaders under Para-10 (i) of Annexure-II of the said letter. The GLs/DOs(PLI) may also be allowed to procure PLI/RPLI business without any discrimination.

2.      As per Para-5 under Annexure – I of the Directorate letter under reference, the sales forces of PLI / RPLI can procure business within their respective Postal Divisions and in case they want to procure business outside the division, they have to take permission from the ADM / DDM and the proposals collected from other Divisions are to be indexed in the concerned CPC where the insurants reside. The sales forces should not be restricted to procure business only within his Postal Division to which they belong since such restrictions on their movement may squeeze the volume of business. As such, there should be no restriction on the movement of the sales forces and indexing of proposals. For growth of business, this should be left to the convenience of the DO (PLI).
3.      As enunciated in Para-3 of Annexure – II of the Directorate letter under reference the shortfall in sanctioned post of DO (PLI) including both the existing 185 posts and proposed creation of one post in each Division in a Circle will be manned by PACO cadre failing which one PA from the concerned Postal Division will be earmarked as such.

i.      It is needless to reiterate that the Postal Divisions are running with acute shortage of staff after frequent diversion of posts towards System Administrators, Business / Marketing Executives, PLI / CBS CPC Supervisors including P As working in such CPCs, POPSKs, Aadhaar Centres, different Hubs and Nodal Delivery Centres etc. Thus, the present method of earmarking another PA as DO (PLI) in each Division will add to the shortage of PA.
ii.    Secondly as a matter of principle, the sanctioned posts should not be managed through deputation / diversion from the existing establishment on permanent nature. Rather, regular recruitment should be made against such posts.
iii.  As such, this Union suggests to declare these deputed / diverted posts of DO (PLI) as clear vacancy in the establishment of the concerned Postal Division with adoption of recruitment process against such vacancy from year to year to save the Divisions from facing shortage of staff. iv. The Circle Head should make recruitment of D.O (PLI) centrally for fair selection by written and interview which was being done earlier.

4.      Instead of making the DO (PLI) a Divisional Cadre post, it should be a circle cadre post and a circle level officer like ADM / DDM for effective monitoring should control them including writing of APAR and sanction of leave, TA, DA etc. since in most of the cases, PACO cadre may manage it.

5.      The upper age limit and tenure now prescribed for the new DO (PLI) should not be applicable to the existing DO (PLI) alias Group Leaders and the Department needs to exploit the valuable experience of such senior Group Leaders for growth of PLI/RPLI business. It may be noted that while a P A gains ample marketing knowledge and efficiency after being selected and worked as DO (PLI) for 3 to 5 years, he / she should not be deprived of exploiting his vast marketing experience for the benefit of the Department. Rather, the Department, for improvement of PLI/RPLI business should properly utilize his / her experience and efficiency.

Therefore, the conditions in Para- 8 of Annexure – II of PLI Directorate letter under reference (i) clarified vide Para-3 (ii) of letter under reference (ii) is required to be reconsidered.

6.    On selection as DO (PLI), the pay of the P As should be fixed at next level as previously done treating them as LSG Cadre. This will motivate them to perform better. Therefore, the conditions in Para-9 under Annexure-II of the PLI Directorate letter under reference (i) need to be reconsidered.

7.    The D.O (PLI) should be given free hand to enroll agents whenever he finds a suitable person in course of his visit since due to the old method of recruitment of agents through Divisional Heads, we have achieved no satisfactory result so far even after 17 years of introduction.

8.    Minimum target in first year to third year may be fixed for agents to continue agency for retention of serious business oriented agents.


It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instructions in this regard.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary



Ref: P/4-1/Staff                                                                                                        Dated – 06.07.2020

To

The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001

Sub: -  Non-holding of DPC for HSG-II (Postal) Accounts Line officials.
Ref.- Directorate letter No. 4-1/2016-SPN.II, Dated 25.04.2019.

Sir,

It is to brng to your kind notice that the DPC for HSG-II (Postal) Accounts Line officials are not being held in many Circles now a days after the latest revision of the concerned RRs for General Line officials.

But, as clarified vide Directorate letter under reference, amendment in RRs of HSG-II A/c in PO was made in 1982 vide letter No. 4 / 11 / 80 – SPB.II, dated 16.12.1982 and as per this RRs, posts in HSG-II A/c in PO are to be filled up by LSG officials who have passed the Post Office Accountants Examination and worked as Accountant thereafter for at least three years regularly. Further amendment has not been made till date.

Therefore, in view of the above, there is no issue at all in filling up of the posts of HSG-II A/C in PO by the Circles in accordance with the RRs of 1976 and 1982.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause instructions to All Chief PMGs for issuing necessary instructions to all Circles for conducting DPC for HSG-II Accounts Line officials as per the above clarifications.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary