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Monday, December 31, 2012


General Secretary’s Desk


Dear Comrades,

Wishing all of you a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2013

All India Conference

(i)     All of you aware that we are holding our AIC at Thiruvananthapuram from 10.03.2013 to 12.03.2013 and notification has already been issued and also published in the Bhartiya Post. I hope that all of you would have booked your journey tickets for attending the AIC.

(ii)   The CHQ has already appealed all the branches to procure advertisements for the Souvenir to be published to mark the occasion of our AIC. The Reception Committee intimated that the response from our branches is very poor. All of you are requested to pay immediate attention and procure advertisements as possible as you can and forward the same to the reception committee.  You are further requested to approach all the postal cooperative societies also.

(iii) This time, we have sent the draft of the Biennial report well in advance along with the Bhartiya Post January 2013 issue and it would have been reached your hands by this time. Since in all the previous All India conferences, we found no time to read the full report after reaching the venue and organize discussions on the basis of the report, so that we are experimenting this time, by forwarding the Biennial report to all divisions much in advance with the request to convene their General Body meetings in their branches and discuss the report therein and attend the AIC with constructive suggestions and improvement in the report. Let us hope that our venture, as the first time will yield fruitful results and create a benchmark for the future.

(iv)  The Reception Committee proposes to conduct an All India Essay Competition among the members on the topic of ‘Future’ of India Post’. Three best essays will be selected and prizes will be distributed at the All India Conference. The last date for receipt of essays within 4 pages (A4 Size) on this topic has been fixed as 28.02.2013. The willing participants are requested to forward their articles either to the Reception Committee directly or through the CHQ within the stipulated time. This decision is nothing but to motivate our comrades to aware of all the latest developments being taken place in the department and also to enhance their creativity and presentation. Let us hope that there will be more response.

(v)    We are planning to hold our ensuing AIC such a grand manner by inviting Hon’ble Ministers, Secretary and various public personalities and also conducting a mammoth rally on 11.03.2013 evening with the participation of around 10000 comrades which includes all the postal employees of Kerala Circle. We are seeking all your cooperations to make our AIC an historic success.

Hand Book 2013
We have compiled this Hand Book 2013 with more important orders on all topics and added four new chapters viz.,Disciplinary Rules – Introduction, contributory negligence, Trade Union facilities and Ruling Digests – A Recap etc. It crosses more than 300 pages. The price will be fixed at Rs. 70/- or Rs. 75/- This Hand Book is a must to all the office bearers and members of our union. All are requested to indent more copies and distribute to all members.

Venture – 2013
An updated ‘Venture’ containing various new chapters and rulings is under compilation. We propose to launch this book in the All India conference. ‘Venture’ will be the best reference book available among us. The price will be determined as per our policy of ‘no loss; no gain’. It should be at the hands of all activists and office bearers shortly. All are requested to place an indent at the earliest to CHQ so that we can print the copies according to indent as this will be a costly affair.

Formation of GDS unions Divisions/Circle Levels
The CHQ is in receipt of encouraging reports from all corners that our divisional secretaries are extending fullest support,efforts and cooperation to form branches of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) at divisional levels. The First All India Conference of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) is scheduled to be held at Chennai from 21.03.2013 to 22.03.2013. Com. K. V. Sridharan and Com. K. Ragavendran were requested to take the incharge of Reception Committee as Chairman and General Secretary respectively. This AIC should be represented from all the Circles and branches. It is therefore requested to organize the formation of the GDS Union in the remaining divisions and request them to attend the AIC scheduled to be held in Chennai. All are requested once again to complete this task before 28.02.2012.

JCM Departmental Council

The JCM Departmental Council Meeting was held on 28.12.2012. As reported by  Com. K. V. Sridharan, Leader Staff Side, the gist of certain decisions on the subjects are furnished hereunder.

(1)   At the outset, the Staff Side declared that in the event of non finalization of cadre review proposals immediately and if linked it with the modernization, the Staff Side will not cooperate the project of modernization and its implementation. Then it was assured to finalise the proposals shortly after a convening a Staff Side meeting early.
(2)   The linking of fresh establishment review for the proposal of peripheral HRA will be dropped. Whenever State Government declares merger of urban areas, proposals for the enhancement of HRA will be undertaken.
(3)   Proposal to recruit the PA through Staff Selection Commission will be taken for consideration after some time.
(4)   PA Recruitment (Open Quota) will be completed in three phases from 27.01.2013 to 3.3.2013. The candidates will be made under three groups in each circle and exam will be conducted in three batches in between Jan to March 2013. After the exam, computer test will be made among the shortlisted candidates and the recruitment process will be over in the month of June 2013.
(5)   The conditions imposed in the last IP exam that ‘no disciplinary action is pending or contemplated and no adverse entry in last two years’ etc. will be withdrawan.
(6)   Grant of Flexi working hours not possible for POs.
(7)   As the soil is not fit for construction of two storied buildings at Kodialkol Mangalore, alternate building will be finalized shortly.
(8)   Construction work will commence within 15 days in respect of the Itanagar HPO building.
(9)   Chief PMG NE intimated that there is no request or requirement for construction of staff quarters in Imphal.
(10)  Replacing kerosene generators will be ordered.
(11)  The fixing uniform incentive for MTS work will be considered.
(12)  As the verification of withdrawal will not be necessary after 30.06.2013, the expected date of core banking introduction, the enhancement of limit for verification need not be insisted.
(13)  RBI has directed SBI to recover the amount irregularly paid to the depositor in the PPF account in the case of Mysore HO.
(14)  Non counting of the APS service for MACP – not agreed.
(15)  An appeal filed in the High court Jodhpur against the CAT orders on MACP in respect of promotees.
(16)  Fixation of Pay of MTS & irregular Audit objection by DAP Kolkata – will be referred to DOPT.
(17)  A reference will be made to DOPT about our demand on Dies non period shall also be taken as continuous service for MACP.
(18)  Recovery of postage in case of foreign articles returned due to non availability service – will be considered favourably.
(19)  Clarification will be issued to fix the minimum pay of Rs. 5200 + 1800 to canteen employees.
(20)  Payment of the difference in encashment of EL for LTC – Not agreed and stated the clarification is issued as per the DOPT orders.
(21)  Carving out of Postmaster Grade III will be carried out shortly. HSG-I posts will be filled up as per the old Recruitment Rules. The DOPT has been approached for approval. Assured to cause orders within a month and immediately the PM Grade III will be carved out.
(22)  Abolition of skeleton vacancies for 2006 to 2008 is based on the refusal of our demand by MOF & Nodel Ministries. We insisted that the vacancies abolished earlier inadvertently shall be adjusted. The DDG replied that all the circle heads replied that there was no such abolition earlier. We pointed out the case of the West Bengal circle in PA & Postmen vacancies. No decision was emerged.
(23)  Orders have been issued to constitute DPC at once for promotion of LSG & HSG II Promotions.
(24)  Relaxed standard to GDS in PA appointment for SC/ST candidates. This is under examination.
(25)  All the vacant postmen, Sorting Postmen Posts will be filled up before May 2013.
(26)  Grant of higher Out station Allowance for RMS staff will be considered on the basis of Grade Pay instead of Designation.
(27)  Amendment will be made in the recruitment rules of Sorting Asstt. in the constitution of DPC for confirmation.
(28)  Recruitment Rules for PA (Circle office) is pending with Ministry of Law.
(29)  Group B exam related issues – will be discussed in a separate committee.
(30)  Clarifications will be issued on drawal of Grade pay to pharmacists of P&T Dispensary.
(31)  Amendment is expected on the eligibility of family pension to married physically handicapped wards. It will be expedited.
(32)  Orders will be issued to step the case of promotee seniors up to the issue of Pay Commission orders from 1.1.2006.
(33)  One time option will be provided to the officials whose increment falls between Feb 2006 to June 2006.
(34)  Instructions will be issued not to make any recovery from those retired from 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 in respect of excess payment of commutation amount.
(35)  Reference will be made for the grant of Grade pay of Rs. 1800/- to MTS who retired/expired from service after 31.08.2008 without having been imparted training.
(36)  Orders on agreed items discussed in the postmen committee will be expedited.
(37)  Irregular commutation of LR strength – It was agreed to verify the old files of 1964 & 1975 and ascertain the correct position on LRs and will initiate action.
(38)  All PTCs will be instructed not to insist Dress code, Uniform etc. A common standard will be circulated. In respect of PTC Madurai, the successful 14 candidates will be provided promotion.
(39)  Orders will be issued shortly for upgradation of pay to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ selected under blind quota who are still remaining in IS scale.
(40)  Provisions will be made to get information about the GPF through Internet shortly.
(41)  Discrimination in the service condition in LGO - DOPT not agreed for any further relaxation.
(42)  All the sections have been instructed to update all Postal Manual, Volumes and reference books before 15.02.2013.
(43)  Bifurcation of Baster and Raigarh divisions will be considered.
(44)  It was agreed to revise commission for Aadhar Card related works.
(45)  The transfer of staff from L2 against the willingness will be stopped.
(46)  Clarification will be issued for stepping up of pay to Postman and Group ‘D’ as per Divisional gradation List.
(47)  The restriction on the second posting in single handed post offices. Orders exhibited in the website.

The above are only the important subjects discussed among the 88 items. The items which were earlier discussed in the Standing Committee meeting were not discussed again. The Leader staff Side stated that the decision on certain items in the stating committee meeting required reconsideration to avoid disagreement to be recorded for referring the case to the Board of Arbitration. The meeting ended with thanks to the chairman who had convened two JCM meetings and two standing committee meetings in one year.

Attention of Divisional/Branch Secretaries
(i)     Please clear Quota, Outstanding dues and also the quota to Federation and Confederation well in advance.
(ii)   Please indent ‘Hand Book 2013’, if not placed earlier immediately and distribute as New Year Gift to all members.
(iii) Please convey your requirement on ‘Venture’ so then we can restrict the no. of copies to be printed. Com. K. V. Sridharan is exerting all strains and special care to bring the proposed book as the most valuable reference book for all Postal Trade Union activists.

Nothing more to my pen now!
Once again I wish all of you a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2013.

With fraternal greetings,

Comradely yours,


(R. Sivannarayana)
General Secretary

Dated 31.12.2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

OUR BEST ACHIEVEMENT


CAT ERNAKULUM BENCH JUDGMENT
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
ERNAKULAM BENCH
THURSDAY THE 20TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2012

PRESENTS

Hon’ble Dr. KBS Rajan                                                         Judicial Member
AND
Hn,ble Ms. K. George Joseph                                    Administrative Member

ORIGINAL APPLICATION NO. 1186/2012

All India Postal Employees Union, GDS(NFPE)                : Applicants
R/by its Circle Secy. MS Sabu & Ors.
Versus
The Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle                    : Respondents
TVM & Ors

Mr. Vishnu S Chempazhanthiyil                         : Counsel for applicant
M. Varghese for Mr. Mill Dandapani, ACGSE     : Counsel for Respondents.

ORDER
Admit. Mr. Varghese for Mr. Millu Dandapani, ACGSC takes notice on behalf of the respondents.

Respondents are directed to file reply statement with in four weeks time and there after two weeks time is granted to the applicant to file rejoinder, if any.

List before the Registrar’s Court for completion of pleadings on 04.02.2013. Registrar to list the case before the Court after two months including the status relating to completion of pleadings.

MA 1272/12 for joining together is allowed.

As regards interim relief, as the Counsel for the applicant submits that in respect of Group D and Postmen posts, since candidates inducted in these categories from GDS employees would not be direct recruitees, in so far as Group D and Postmen posts are concerned, these posts may not be abolished as decided by the respondents. Accordingly , the respondents shall not take further action in pursuance of the impugned order at Annexure A-5 dated 19.11.12 in respect of Group D and Postmen post without the leave of this Court.

    Sd/-                                                                       Sd/-
    Ms. K. George Joseph                                      S  KBS Rajan   
Administrative Member                                      Judicial Member                            
   Stamp CAT                      CERTIFIED TRUE COPY
 Ernakulum Bench                       21.12.2012
                                       Deputy Registrar

NEW TIMINGS FOR CGHS WELLNESS CENTRES

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
(CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS)
1ST FLOOR, NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE, NEW DELHI-110 001.
No.PF/SEMINAR/2012                                                                              24-12-2012
NOTICE FOR “SEMINAR ON POSTAL SERVICES
               It is hereby notified that an All India Seminar on Postal Services will be conducted on 19-01-2013 (19th January 2013) at Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh) at 5 PM.
Subject    :   “FUTURE OF INDIA POST IN THE ERA OF GLOBALISATION”
Venue      :     Jalori Garden, N.H.86, Civil Line,Vidisha-464001 (M.P).
               All concerned are requested to attend the Seminar in time.
                                                                                         M.KRISHNAN,
                                                                                Secretary General, NFPE.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Saturday, December 22, 2012


FLASH NEWS
GDS AIC DATE CHANGED
PREPONED TO 2013 MARCH 21st & 22nd
As the Festival “HOLI” is on 27th March 2013, the dates of the 1st All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has been preponed to 2013 March 21st and 22nd.
VENUE :                          
DHARMAPRAKASH KALYANA                                                                             MANDAPAM, CHENNAI - 600084
(Chennai City)
All concerned are requested to note the change in dates.  Book your up and down tickets immediately

                                     =                   P. PANDURANGA RAO
                                                    General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)
                                                    Central Head Quarters, New Delhi.


NFPE - FNPO
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ISSUED ORDERS
TO ABOLISH 2/3rd POSTS KEPT VACANT FOR THE YEARS                                 2005 to 2008
TOTAL POSTS TO BE ABOLISHED - 17093
CONDUCT PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF
ALL CIRCLE/REGIONAL/DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 28-12-2012
               As per Government of India orders on Downsizing of Central Government Services, Screening Committee for filling up/aboliotion of posts was constituted in the year 2001 and Annual Direct Recruitment (ADR) plan was approved by the Screening committeefor each year from 2001 to 2008.  Screening Committee cleared only 1/3rd vacancies for direct recruitment and balance 2/3rd posts were ablished as per its recommendations.
               Accordingly Department of Posts abolished 2/3rd vacant posts from 2001 to 2004.  Regarding the abolition of 2/3 rd vacant posts from 2005 to 2008, Postal Department & Communication Ministry requested Finance Ministry to grant exemption to Department of Posts from abolishing the vacant posts from 2005 to 2008, as it is an operative Department dealing with the general public and customers.  2/3rd posts earmarked for abolition from 2005 to 2008 are kept vacant (but not abolished) pending decision of the Finance Ministry.
               The ban on recruitment was lifted and the Screening Committee was abolished in the year 2009.  Government of India issued orders to fill up all vacant posts for the year from 2009 onwards.  Accordingly, Department of Posts, issued orders to fill up all vacancies for the year 2009 and 2010.  Orders are also issued to fill up all vacant posts for the year 2011 and 2012.  But, at the same time, Directorate issued clear instructions to all Chief PMGs that posts kept vacant for the year from 2005 to 2008 should not be filled up under any circumstances but should be kept vacant. (for abolition).
          Finance Ministry has now made it clear that no permission or exemption will be granted to any department including Department of Posts to fill up the posts kept earmarked for abolition as per the Screening Committee recommendations.  Accordingly Department of Posts has now issued orders to abolish all the 2/3rd vacant posts (Total 17093 posts for four years) for the year 2005 to 2008. Cadrewise break-up figure of the posts to be abolished is furnished below:

IP Postal               -            1                Driver Grade III          -              14
PA Postal              -      5010                Driver MMS                -              84
PA SBCO              -        385                Postal Accounts - JA  -           125
PA CO/RO           -        138                LDC                             -           186
PA RLO                 -          11                Group D                     -           118
PA Fgn Post         -          18                Sorter                          -              31
PA MMS               -          12                Hindi Typist                -                1
                                                              Steno                           -                2
SA RMS                -      1259                Steno Group C           -              43
POSTMAN            -      3230                Jr. Hindi Translator   -                8
                                                              Hindi Typist                -                1
Group D Postal   -      4407               
Group D RMS      -      1336                All others                    -           411
Group D MMS     -          81               
Group D CO/RO -          67                Total                            -       17093
Group D PSD/CSD-       90
Group D Others  -          24
CONDUCT PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ON 28-12-2012
SEND SAVINGRAMS to Minister, Communications and Secretary, Department of Posts
TEXT OF SAVINGRAM
STRONGLY PROTEST THE ABOLITION OF 17093 POSTS in Department of Posts XXX UNABLE TO MANAGE THE DAY-TO-DAY WORK XXX REQUEST TO REVIEW THE ORDERS AND RESTORE THE POSTS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT = .......... Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretary.

D. THEAGARAJAN                                        M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General FNPO                                     Secretary General NFPE

Friday, December 21, 2012

Labour Laws Applicable to Casual and Self Employed Work Force


Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). Last such quinquennial labour force survey was conducted during 2009-10. As per results of the most recent survey, 15.6 per cent, 33.5 per cent and 51.0 per cent of the total work force on usual status basis was found to be engaged in regular wage/salaried work, casual labour and self employment respectively during 2009-10.

The Central labour laws applicable for the casual labour in the country are broadly The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979, The Contract Labour (Regulation and abolition) Act, 1970, The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966 and The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008.

The Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K. Suresh gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today .

Source: PIB

Reservation in Promotion – Amendment bill passed in Rajya Sabha


The Government of India has always been concerned about the welfare of downtrodden especially Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. As a part of the affirmative action, reservation in promotion had been available to the SCs and STs since 1955. However, some decisions of the Supreme Court like in Indra Sawhney, Veer Pal Singh Chauhan and S. Vinod Kumar cases had caused certain effects on the scheme of reservation in promotion for SCs and STs. To overcome these effects, the Government had brought four Constitutional amendments, namely, 77th, 81st , 82nd and 85th amendments.

The latest of such judgments was in M. Nagaraj case in which the Supreme Court has laid down some per-requisite conditions for providing reservation in promotion. These conditions are, namely, assessing the quantum of representation of SCs, STs, there backwardness and effect on efficiency.

In wake of the effects of the judgment of Supreme Court the Government had introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha during the last session so that the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes may continue to get reservation in promotion as existing. There had been demand to retain Article 335. Accordingly, the Bill was amended to delete the words “ or in Article 335”, so that the condition of the efficiency as mentioned in the Article 335 should continue to be a part of the Constitution and should not be obliterated. Moreover, it ensures that the effects of proviso to article 335 are retained which permits relaxed standards for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes in case of promotion against reserved vacancies. The amended Bill has now been passed by the Rajya Sabha.

The Government is making efforts to get the Bill passed by the Lok Sabha also in this session itself.
Source: PIB

Revision of Instant Money tariff - Regarding

Closing of registered bags between Sub Post Offices for remittance of cash

Minutes of the Meeting Held on 21st November, 2012 Regarding Revision of PPOs for Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners Including Pre-1990 Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities

WE DEMAND - THEY FOLLOW - AIRF NOW DEMANDS 7TH PAY COMMISSION



‘Set up 7th Pay Commission’

The central government should set up the seventh pay commission and pump in Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years to revive the ailing railways. This was among the 38 demands put forth by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF). AIRF also demanded that over 2.5 lakh posts under various categories in Indian Railways be filled up.

Addressing a conference here on Tuesday, ahead of the 88th annual general conference of AIRF, general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra said the basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission. He slammed the Union finance ministry for delaying the funds being granted to the railways and said several demands were accepted by the railway board, but have been kept pending by the finance ministry. Mishra warned that if the government fails to adhere to the demands of the railway men, then they would resort to a strike.


East Coast Railway Shramik Union general secretary Ch Gandhi said AIRF wanted sanction of additional posts commensurate with increase in number of trains and workload, removal of anomalies of sixth central pay commission, a stop to outsourcing of perennial nature jobs, limiting of duty hours to a maximum of seven hours a day and increase in rate of special duty allowance by 25 %.
courtesy: Times of India.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

PART-TIME, CONTINGENT & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION DHARNA AT DAK BHAWAN


One day mass hunger fast was conducted in front of the Dak Bhawan by the All India Postal Casual, Part-time, Contingent & Contract workers Federation under the banner of NFPE on 19.12.2012 protesting against the abnormal delay in revision of wages of the casual labourers at par with the minimum revised pay of the Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and also regularization of their services. More than one hundred Part–Time Casual labours participated. Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General NFPE inaugurated the Dharna and elaborately spoke on Part Time Casual Labourers Committee Report and present developments in the Department of Posts. Coms. R. Sivannarayana G/S P-III, I. S. Dabas G/S P-IV, Giri Raj Singh G/S R-III, T. Satyanaryan G/S Postal Accounts, P.Mohan G/S Part Time Casual labour, Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary P-III, Jagdish Prasad Treasurer R-III, K.P.Singh AGS R-III, A.K. Gautam offg. C/S R-III and other leaders addressed the Dharna. 





Meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for LSG/HSG-II

NEWS IN BRIEF


1. Standing Committee meeting of JCM Departmental Council was held on 18.12.2012 under the chairpersonship of Ms. Yesodhara Menon, Member (Personnel), Postal Services Board. All the pending items of the last JCM (DC) were discussed. Minutes will be published later.

2.   JCM Departmental Council meeting will be held on 28.12.2012. Ms. Manjula Prashar, Secretary, Department of Posts and Postal Board Members will participate in the meeting. all the new items will be discussed in the meeting.

3.  One day mass hunger fast was conducted in front of the Dak Bhawan by the All India Postal Casual, Part-time, Contingent & Contract workers Federation on 19.12.2012 protesting against the abnormal delay in revision of wages of the casual labourers at par with the minimum revised pay of the Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and also regularization of their services.

4. The Central Zone Study Camp of NFPE will be held at VIDISHA (Madhya Pradesh) on 19th & 20th January 2013. Delegates from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Mahdya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar & Jharkhand Circles will attend the camp. Circle Secretaries of all affiliated unions of NFPE are requested to depute delegates as per the quota already fixed, reproduced below

Circle
P3
P4
R3
R4
GDS
Admn.
Postal
A/C
SCBO
Civil
Casual
Labour
Total
Maharashtra
20
20
8
4
5
1
1
1
1
1
62
Gujarat
12
12
6
4
5
1
1
1
-
1
43
Madhya Pradesh
22
22
10
5
10
1
1
1
-
1
73
Chattisgarh
8
8
2
1
4
1
1
1
-
1
27
Bihar
10
10
5
3
5
1
1
1
-
1
37
Jharkhand
8
8
2
2
4
1
1
1
2
29
Total
80
80
33
19
33
6
6
6
1
7
271

5.   East Zone Study Camp of NFPE will be held at Guwahati (Assam) during the month of April 2013. Delegates from Orissa, West Bengal, Assam of North East will participate. Details will follow.

6.   Federal Council of NFPE will be held at Hyderabad during the month of June 2013. Details will follow.

7. Postal Board has informed that the IT Modernisation Project of 5000 crores will be implemented most expeditiously and in a time bound manner. Major changes in the day to day functioning of BOs, SOs, HPOs, RMS, Postal Accounts & Administrative offices are going to take place. Details will follow.