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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Coming soon, Post Bank of India


The postal department plans to enter the banking business with the Reserve Bank of India deciding to grant new bank licences to entities with credible track-record.

Consultant appointed

Sources said the Department of Posts, which has a strong foot print in rural areas, has appointed Ernst and Young (E&Y) as the consultant for the proposed ‘Post Bank’

“Ernst and Young is expected to submit a detailed project report by April, after which all the necessary measures will be taken up to apply for banking licence,” a source at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology told PTI.

The sources added that the Department of Post (DoP) might need Cabinet approval for setting up Post Bank of India.

Of the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, around 24,000 district offices may be ready to offer banking services in the next two years.

The DoP is in process of setting up 1,000 ATMs.

“Post Bank shall not only take care of the banking needs of the rural poor but shall also converge with micro-insurance and micro-remittance services of the DoP,” the source said.

As per data shared with Parliament, there were over 26 crore operational small savings accounts in post offices as on March 31, 2012, having deposits worth Rs.1.9 lakh crore.

Courtesy – The Hindu, 23rd Feb, 2013


Friday, February 22, 2013

SPECTACULAR SUCCESS OF TWO-DAYS STRIKE BY C.G.EMPLOYEES ALONGWITH WORKING CLASS OF INDIA


CONFEDERATION PRESS STATEMENT

About 8 lakhs Central Government employees took part in the 48 hour (two day) general strike yesterday and today organised by the Indian working class as per the call of the Joint platform of 11 Central Trade Unions of the country. Besides 5 lakh Defence Civilian employees are also reported to have participated in this historic action.
The Strike was total and cent per cent in Income tax and Postal departments. The participation ranged from 60 to 90% in other Government of India organisations except in the Central Secretariat. As per the report, the strike was total in Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and 60 to 70% in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and partial in other States.
In Delhi, the Income tax and RMS offices of the Postal Department virtually remained closed. Not a single employee reported for duty in these offices. Many offices of the Civil Accounts and Post offices in Delhi also did not function on these two days.
Many establishments of Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey of India, Medical Depots, Customs, Ground Water Board, ISRO, Directorate of Marketing Inspection, Civil Accounts, Central Public Works Department remained closed throughout the country on both the days.
The National Secretariat of the Confederation places on record its sincere gratitude and appreciation of the efforts undertaken by the State/Branch level leaders to make this historic action of the Indian working class a resounding success by eliciting the total participation of the Central Government employees. The success of the two days strike action will no doubt embolden the employees and workers to chalk out intensified action programme including indefinite strike action to compel the Govt. to rescind the anti-people economic policies pursued since 1991.
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

TWO DAYS STRIKE EXHIBITED THE TOTAL UNITY AND PROTEST OF POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES


Entire Postal and RMS services came to a standstill

We (NFPE & FNPO) once again extend our warm greetings and congratulations to all Postal and RMS employees who made the two days nationwide strike a thundering success. About 1,50,000 Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices remained closed for two days. About more than five lakhs employees including GDS struck work. Though the strike will be over tonight, the struggle against the anti-worker policies will continue. Let us keep this unity and fighting spirit intact.

Unity for Struggle, and struggle for unity

Thank you, Thank you all


M. Krishnan                                                   D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                           Secretary General
NFPE                                                             FNPO

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

STRIKE TOTAL IN POSTAL AND RMS OFFICES


Central JCA (NFPE & FNPO) congratulates all the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks who participated in the two days strike commenced on 20th Feb and made it an All TIME HISTORIC SUCCESS. Please keep up this tempo till 21st evening and ensure cent percent success


M. Krishnan                                             D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                     Secretary General
NFPE                                                      FNPO   

Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants - clarification regarding

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


February 20, 21 General Strike

Discussion with Government again failed

Central Trade Unions rejected the Government’s, appeal to call off the strike.

10 Crores workers will participate in the strike.

13 lakhs Central Government employees including 5.5 lakhs Postal employees joining historic two days strike. Entire Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices will be completely closed for two days. Ensure cent per cent success.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
NFPE

February 20, 21 Strike


Against the exploitation of the virtual capitalism,
It’s the expression of our inner tumult.
Against the commodifying everything,
It’s for changing everything.
Against the apolitical disintegration,
It’s the moulding of the common man and working class of India.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Let us join the mass upsurge on Feb 20, 21 and continue the fight
to change the capitalist-oriented Imperialist globalization policies


NFPE Zindabad
Working Class Unity Zindabad



M. Krishnan
Secretary General
NFPE

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


General Secretary’s Desk

Dear Comrades,

20.02.2013 & 21.02.2013 – Two Days General Strike
I fervently trust that preparation for the successful conduct of proposed two days strike of 20.02.2013 to 21.02.2013 which will be the first biggest strike of the united Indian working class with the expected participation of more than 10 crores workers against the retrograde anti labour, anti people and neo liberal economic policies of the Central Government will be in full swing. Please organize meetings; meet every member and ensure 100% participation of our membership in the ensuing strike.

The joint strike notice had been served by the Postal JCA to the Department of Posts on 22.01.2013 in which we raised the postal oriented demands like the appointment of the 7th Pay Commission, DA merger, abolitions of posts, National Postal Policy, Cadre review, GDS and Casual labourers demands etc. Please organise jointly with all postal unions in JCA and ensure full participation in the Feb 2003 strike.

29th All India Conference
I fervently trust by this time all of you and your delegates would have booked the journey tickets to attend the 29th AIC proposed to be held at Thiruvananthapuram from 10.03.2013 to 12.03.2013. I am further confident that you would have already furnished the details of your delegates/visitors, their journeys etc. to the 29th AIC Reception Committee. If not, please ensure to forward such details immediately to the reception committee by next post in order to felicitate them to book the rooms in the lodges for the accommodation for delegates and other arrangements.

The following are the contact numbers of important comrades of the Reception Committee.
Com. Jacob Thomas, General Convenor – 09447440521
Com. K. Anil Kumar, Accommodation Convenor – 09447191731

Advertisement to Souvenir
The Reception Committee as well as our CHQ has requested all the branches to procure one or two advertisements each of the divisions for the 29th AIC. But to our dismay many have not responded so far. This can be provided from branches; from the P&T Societies and also from the well wishers. The Reception Committee has provided 40% commission for such advertisements also. Except Tamilnadu circle, which they are holding 1st AIC of GDS NFPE union from 21.03.2013 to 22.03.2013 and Andhra Circle which is holding the Federal Council from 09.06.2013 to 12.06.2013 at Hyderabad, all other divisional secretaries/Circle Secretaries are once again requested to kindly bestow their efforts to procure advertisements for the souvenir to be released to mark the occasion of 29th AIC. I fervently trust that you will respond to the request of the CHQ immediately.

Essay Competition
The 29th AIC has already announced essay competition on the topic of ‘Future of India Post’ and decided to award three prizes in the AIC. This is nothing, but to develop the skill and talents of our comrades in analyzing the issues in the prospective lines. The cut off date for receipt of such articles had been fixed as 28.02.2013 by the reception committee. All the interested comrades are requested to forward the articles to the reception committee and also copy to the CHQ.

Venture - 2013
We proposed to release ‘Venture 2013’ in the ensuing All India Conference. We are exerting all our sincere efforts to bring out the book most comprehensive. This time the volume of the book will also be bigger in size which may contain around 800 pages. We are arranging index to all orders also. It will be a master guide for all unionists. The rate will be decided as per the practice of ‘No gain; No loss’. All Branch Secretaries are requested to make indent immediately to CHQ to assess the correct quantum of requirement of the book.

Federal Council meeting
It is proposed to hold the NFPE Federal Council in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) from 09.06.2013 to 12.06.2013. Various political leaders and trade Union leaders of the Fraternal organizations will address in the Federal Council. Let us hope that the ensuing Federal Council will mark its glory in the history of Postal Trade Union movement.

AIPEU (GDS) NFPE – 1st All India Conference
The first All India Conference of AIPEU GDS (NFPE), an associate member of NFPE is proposed to be held at Chennai from 21.03.2013 to 22.03.2013. About 1000 delegates and visitors are expected. The Reception Committee headed by Com. K. V. Sridharan and Com. K. Ragavendran as chairman and General Secretary respectively requested our branches to extend financial Assistance to the reception Committee by way of obtaining an advertisement to the souvenir from each division to manage the funds. As the preparation for AIC has just started within two months, the reception Committee is struggling very hard to manage the funds and sought the help of our comrades. Shall I seek your cooperation to make sincere efforts to secure maximum advertisement to the souvenir proposed to be released to mark the occasion of 1st AIC of AIPEU GDS Union.

NFPE – Eastern Zone Study Camp
Our Federation proposed to hold the Zonal Study Camp in Guwahati (Assam) on 27.04.2013 to 28.04.2013. Accordingly to the Federation Circular, the quota to P3 for the participation of study camp has been fixed as under.

West Bengal    -           20        North East       -           10
Odisha             -           15        Jharkhand        -           6
Assam              -           40

All Circle Secretaries of the above Zone are requested to nominate the delegates and ensure booking of their journey tickets well in advance. Delegate fee has been fixed atRs. 600/- per delegate.

Once again
All are requested to attend our AIC Thiruvananthapuram and make it a grand success. All are onceagain requested to extend possible assistance by way of procuring advertisements to the souvenir to the AIC.

Let us meet in our next or in person at AIC Thiruvananthapuram.

With conference greetings


(R. Sivannarayana)
General Secretary

Dated – 12.02.2013

JUDGEMENT ON STEPPING UP OF PAY

Fresh Agenda items for 22nd Meeting of SCOVA to be held on 19th February, 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Master Circular on Product design and Exit from National Pension System (NPS)

SB Order 1/2013

CGHS REVISION OF CEILING RATES FOR STAINLESS STEEL BARE METAL CORONARY STENTS FOR CGHS/CS (MA) BENEFIICIERIES.

REVISION OF CEILING RATES FOR CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY AND CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY WITH BALLOON FOR CGHS BENEFICIARIES

CTION TAKEN REPORT ON THE DECISIONS OF THE 21SDT MEETING OF SCOVA HELD ON 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2012

MS. P. GOPINATH, IPOS-1977, HAS ASSUMED THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CHAIRPERSON, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD AND DIRECTOR GENERAL, POSTAL SERVICES ON 01-02-2013(F/N)

Friday, February 8, 2013

29th AIC - March 10, 11, 12 Thiruvananthapuram - Logo Released on 7th February By Com. Anathalavattom Anandan, Ex-MLA & State President CITU Kerala. Com. M. Krishnan, CHQ President and Com. Jacob Thomas, General Convenor, Reception Committee are also seen.








Thursday, February 7, 2013


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
IST FLOOR, NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE, BUILDING NEW DELHI-110001

No PF/Strike/20th & 21st Feb/13                                                                            Dated 07th Feb 2013

To
    All General Secretaries/Office bearers (NFPE)
    All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries

FEBRUARY 20th & 21st (TWO DAYS) GENERAL STRIKE

Dear Comrades,
            Preparations for the successful implementation of the Two Days strike on 2013 February 20 & 21 are going on full swing all over the country. India and world will be witnessing one of the biggest strike of the united working class on February 20 & 21.  More than ten crores workers will participate in the strike.  All the Central Trade Unions including INTUC, BMS, AITUC, CITU, HMS etc, Employees Teachers Federations, Public Sector Organizations are participating in the strike. The main demand is reversal of the anti-labour, anti-people, neo-liberal economic policies of the Central Government.

            Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & workers have already endorsed the decision of the Central Trade Unions and Federations, Strike notice was served by confederation to Cabinet Secretary and the affiliated unions to the concerned Head of Departments on 22.01.2013. In addition to the common charter of demands raised by the Central Trade Unions, Confederation has included its 15 points charter of demands also in the strike notice.  As far as Central Govt. Employees are concerned, the February 20, 21 strike is a continuation of the 12th December 2012 strike.  The demand for appointment of 7th CPC and merger of 50% DA is still pending. We have to continue our struggle till these demands are accepted by the Government. Confederation National leaders campaign programme is going on in all states.

            In Postal, both National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal Organizations (FNPO) are participating in the Nationwide strike under the banner of Joint Council of action.  In addition to the common charter of demands, JCA has raised the Postal oriented demands also, including wage revision, DA merger, abolition of Posts, National Postal Policy, GDS demands, Casual Labour issues, cadre restructuring, revision of OTA rates & compassionate appointments. The Joint strike notice has been served to the Secretary, Department of Posts on 22.01.2013. Copy of the strike notice and charter of demands are already published in websites and also in the journals of all unions and Federations.  As part of the campaign programme, All India leaders of NFPE & FNPO will be jointly addressing the campaign programmes in all Circles. Comrades, when the entire workers of our country are unitedly fighting a historic battle against the retrograde policies of the Government, the entire postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks shall join this mass upsurge and make the 48 hours strike cent per cent. Move to grant license to couriers, abolition of posts, denial of the legitimate demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks etc. are all due to the neo-liberal policies of the Central Government and in order to change the policy, the united struggle of the working class is the only alternative.  NFPE calls upon the entirety of Postal & RMS Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to join the strike en-mass and make it a grand success.

NFPE FEDERAL COUNCIL MEETING:  The highest policy making body of National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), the FEDERAL COUNCIL  will be held at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) from 9th to 12th June 2013, ( 4 days) Federal Councilors from all the affiliated unions of NFPE will be attending the Federal Council.  Various Political and Trade union leaders and leaders of the Fraternal Organizations will address the Federal Council.  Details will be published later. The Circle Coordinating Committee of Postal & RMS Unions (NFPE), Andhra Pradesh Circle has already started preparations for making the four days Federal Council, a memorable event in the history of Postal Trade Union movement.

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) FIRST ALL INDIA CONFERENCE:
The first All India Conference of All India Postal Employees Union GDS (NFPE), an associate member of NFPE, will be held at Chennai on 2013 March 21st & 22nd. About 1000 delegates and visitors will attend the Conference.  The Reception Committee headed by Com. K.V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary, P-3(Chairman) and Com. K Raghavendran (Ex-Secretary General NFPE) are making hectic efforts to make the conference a grand success. Reception Committee is publishing a Souvenir to commemorate the Ist AIC, and also as a part of resource mobilization .  Without the help of other Circles, it will be very difficult for Tamilnadu comrades to raise funds for such a big conference within a short period.  The Reception Committee has already sent the Tariff and order form of the souvenir to all. NFPE, Central Headquarters, request all the Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries to make sincere efforts to secure maximum advertisements to the souvenir.
 
ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPEU GROUP ‘C’:
The 29th AIC of P# Union will be held at Thiruvanathapuram (Trivendrum) from 10th to 12th March 2013.
ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPSBCOEA: The 2nd AIC of AIPSBCOEA will be held at Haridwar on 2nd and 3rd March 2013.

NFPE EASTERN ZONE STUDY CAMP:
 After successful conduct of the South Zone Study Camp at Chennai and Central Zone Camp at Vidisha (MP). The Eastern Zone Study Camp of NFPE will be organized at Guwahati (Assam) on 2013 April 27th to 28th.  About 200 delegates from Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam and North East Circles will attend the two days Camp.  Detailed circular showing the number of delegates from each affiliated unions from each circle etc. is being sent separately.  All General Secretaries and Circle Secretaries should ensure the participation of delegates as per the quota allotted.  Delegates may be instructed to book their up and down tickets immediately. Northern Zone Study Camp will be held in the Uttar Pradesh during the month of May 2013, venue of the Western Region Study Camp will be announced shortly.

NFPE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT:
Federal Secretariat of NFPE will be held at Guwahati (Assam) on 26th April 2013.  All General Secretaries are requested to attend the Federal Secretariat meeting WITHOUT FAIL.  Separate notice will be issued.

                                                                                        Fraternally yours,

                                                                                   (M. Krishnan)
                                                                                Secretary General

N.F. P. E.  EAST ZONE STUDY CAMP
2013 APRIL 27th & 28th Guwahati  (Assam)

No NFPE/East Zone Study Camp /13                                                             Dated 07th February 2013                                                                                              

To
    1.  All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers
    2.  All Circle Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, North East
          and Jharkhand Circles.

Dear Comrades,

            As you are aware the South Zone Study Camp of NFPE was held at Chennai and Central Zone Study Camp was held at Vidisha (M.P) successfully.  The next camp for East Zone will be held at Guwahati (Assam) on 27th & 28th April 2013. Delegate from affiliates of NFPE from West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, North East and Jharkhand shall participate in East Zone Study Camp.

            The number of delegates allotted to each circle union is furnished as below:

Circle
P-3
P-4
R-3
R-4
GDS
Admin
Postal
Accounts
SBCO
Civil
wing
Casual
Labour
Total
   West  Bengal
20
20
15
05
5
2
2
2
1
2
74
Odisha
15
10
5
3
5
2
2
1
-
1
44
Assam
40
30
20
15
5
2
2
1
-
1
116
North East
10
10
-
-
5
1
-
1
-
1
28
Jharkhand
6
5
3
2
3
1
-
1
-
1
22




Total
284

In addition all General Secretaries of the above unions shall attend the camp.

    Circle Secretaries are requested to select the delegates of their unions immediately and instruct them to book the up and down tickets without any further delay.  They should reach Guwahati before 08-30 A M on 27th April 2013. They can leave the camp only after 6 PM on 28th April 2013.  Maximum lady comrades may be included as delegates. The names of the delegates attending the camp should be intimated to the respective General Secretaries before 31st March 2013..  Delegate fee per head is fixed as Rs 600/- (Rs six hundred only) Exact venue and programme notice will be sent separately.

            All General Secretaries are requested to instruct their circle Secretaries suitably to immediate follow up action.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan )
Secretary General