Thursday, October 31, 2013
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 12:19 PM
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 11:42 AM
Revision of 1/3rd commuted pension portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies-Implements of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 6 th Central Pay Commission.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 11:33 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 6:00 PM
Grant of Grade Pay of Rs 18OO to Group D /MTS who retired /expired from service after 31-O8-2OO8 without having been irnparted training
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 5:52 PM
Dated 30 th October 2013
The Railways on Tuesday set the ball rolling for privatising its passenger segment on its existing infrastructure with the launch of theHigh Speed Rail Corporation (HSRC).
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge launched the HSRC as a fully-owned subsidiary of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, which his predecessor Nitish Kumar had set up with the objective of raising extra budgetary resources — from the market and private investors.Mr. Kharge, however, issued a word of caution against adopting new technology.
NO TECHNOLOGY FOR GRATIS
“You should not buy horses merely because horse shoes are freely available,” was Mr. Kharge’s caution. He stressed how technology could be made available for even free. “At times they tell us how cheap it is. The question is whether it suits us or not, not whether it is cheap or free.” He launched the corporation at an “International Conference on HighSpeed Rail Travel — Low Cost Solutions.”
Mr. Kharge, however, underlined the need for high speed rail while focusing on providing a mass mode of safe, reliable and affordable transport. Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said the Corporation, as the implementing agency, would contribute in the joint venture to be formed under the Public Private Partnership mode. The other stakeholders could be the State governments and private investors, explained corporation chairman Satish Agnihotri.
The Railways have identified seven routes — all commercially viable — on which the mini high speed trains with a speed of 160 km per hour to 200km per hour would be operated under the PPP mode. Officials maintained a stoic silence when asked if the railways were giving away the most viable routes to the private sector.Some of the routes identified are Ahmedabad-Mumbai, Amritsar-Ludhiana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna, Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore-Chennai. The first project to be implemented under the scheme will be the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 3:53 PM
Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.
A. To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.
1 Central Government employees – industrial and non industrial;
2 Personnel belonging to All India services;
3 Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
4 Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks belonging to the Postal Department;
5 Personnel of Union Territories;
6 Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department;
7 Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8 Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up under Act of Parliament.
B. To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.
C. The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.
D. To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees and Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;
E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension
F. To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.
G. To work out the improvements needed to the existing retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.
H. To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 3:23 PM
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 9:16 AM
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 9:09 AM
Minutes of the meeting held on 23-10-2013under the Chairmanship of Member (O) regarding implementation of MNOP and L-1/L-2 System.
In pursuance of the meeting held on 02/08/2013 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) to discuss the issues raised by Postal JCA, a meeting was held with the staff side under the Chairmanship of Member (O) on 23-10-2013. Following were present in the meeting.
1.Shri S.K. Sinha, CGM (MB)
2.Shri Rishikesh , Director (Mail Mgt)
3.Shri M.B. Gajbhiye, ADG(MO)
Postal JCA Side
1. Shri M. Krishnan, Secretary General ,NFPE.
2. Shri Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary , AIRMS & MMS EU, Group `C`
3. Shri P. Suresh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU, MG & MTS.
4. Shri Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, National Union R-III, Delhi Circle.
2. On the issue of revised norms for CRCs, it was brought to the notice of staff side that the norms fixed for different operational activities at Speed Post Hubs, Intra-circle Hubs and CRCs are based on the recommendations of work Study Team of the Directorate. The issue of productivity norms as well as establishment norms have also been clarified to all concerned vide Dte. O.M.No. 28-8/2011-D dated 13-08-2013. Therefore, the issues stands settled now. It was decided to supply a copy of Work Study Report to the staff side.
3 The issue regarding shifting /transfer of staff from L-1 office to L-2 office and vice versa was discussed with staff side and the staff side was satisfied with the circumstances under which the staff was transferred from L-1 office to L-2 office in Gujarat Circle. The issue , is therefore, stands settled.
4. The staff side requested that more L-1 offices were needed in some Circle. In response , it was informed that requirement of more L_1 offices was examined and it was felt that any more L-1 offices not needed in view of the following:
(i) All L-1 and L-2 mail offices located within a Circle have been allowed to close bags for each other.
(ii) Circles have been given enough exceptions in terms of closing of bags by mail offices based on volume of mail.
In view of the above, the issue of identification /creation of L-1 /L-2 offices stands settled. It was decided to supply a copy of list of exceptions granted to L-2 offices for closing of direct bags to the staff side.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.
Assitant Director General (MO)
No. 28-9/2011-D Dated 28/10/2013
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 8:36 AM
Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 8:30 AM
Simplification of procedure for verificafion of service — adherence to the revised format - regarding.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 8:26 AM
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
As per the decision of the Federal Council of NFPE held at Hyderabad from 9th to 12th June 2013, the Mahila Sub Committee of NFPE is constituted with the following members from the affiliated unions.
1.Com. C. P. Sobhana, Vice President, P3 (CHQ), SPM Kannur Civil Station, Kannur (Kerala)
2.Com. Nanda Sen, AIPEU Group ‘C’, PA (BCR), Siliguri HPO (West Bengal)
3. Com. Mausumi Majumdar, AIPEU Group ‘C’, Dibrugarh Division (Assam)
4. Com. Nasreen, P4, Sorting Postmen, Daragamitta SO, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
5. Com. Lakhamti Wahlag, P4, Postmen Shillong GPO (North East)
6.Com. K. C. Prabha, P4, Postman, Manyithara Market, Cherthala (Kerala)
7.Com. M. N. Nalini, R3, Mahila Sub Committee HSG-I, HSA, Hyderabad City, Sorting Division (Andhra Pradesh)
8. Com. Anu Dandyal, R3, Accountant, Delhi Sorting Division (Delhi)
9.Com. C. Krishna Kumari, R-3, OA, O/o SSRM, RMS ‘TV’ Division, Trivandrum (Kerala)
10.Com. S. P. Adisundari, Admn (P) Unon SS O/o PMG Vijayawada (AP)
11.Com. Saly George, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), GDS MD, Kulakada East, Kulakada, Kottarakkara (Kerala)
12.Com. Yasmintaj, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), BPM, Peduvalappai, Hassan (Karnataka)
13. Com. Nisha Bhardwaj, SBCOEA, PA, SBCO, HPO Dausa (Rajasthan)
14. Com. M.N. Fharte, R-4, MTS, Pune RMS (Maharashtra)
15. Com. A. Lakshmi, R-4, MTS, Coimbatore RMS (Tamilnadu)
16. Com. Chandramma Lingaraju, AIPAEA, Senior Accountant O/o DAP, Bangalore (Karnataka)
17. Com. Manushi Bhattacharya, AIPAEA, Senior Accountant, O/o DAP, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 4:04 PM
COM. S.C.JAIN REINSTATED
Orders reinstating into service Com. S.C.Jain Ex-Circle Secretary P3 NFPE Madhya Pradesh Circle who was compulsorily retired from service for trade union activities, issued today as per the direction given by Directorate to the CPMG.
NFPE and P3 CHQ has taken up the case with Secretary, Department of Posts. This is the great victory of NFPE in the fight against trade union victimization.
Red Salute to all comrades
== M.Krishnan Secretary General NFPE
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 2:07 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 4:26 PM
Exit guidelines under National Pension System – Option for Complete withdrawal of accumulated pension wealth by subscriber
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 4:10 PM
DISCUSSION WITH MEMBER (OPERATIONS)
ON MNOP AND L1, L2 RELATED ISSUES DATED 23.10.2013
On 23.10.2013, Member (Operations), Postal Services Board, Shri. Kamaleshwar Prasad, held discussion with Staff side on MNOP and L1, L2 related issues. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 (NFPE), Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4 (NFPE), Com. Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, NUR-3 (FNPO) Delhi Circle attended the meeting Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO & General Secretary NUR-3 (FNPO) could not attend the meeting due to sudden illness. A joint note of NFPE & FNPO was presented to the Member (O). The following are the outcome of the meeting. Minutes will be published later.
(1) Modifications in the norms fixed for CRCs.
Official side informed that the norms are fixed as per the scientific work study conducted by Directorate in the field units. Further Directorate has issued an order on 13.08.2013 in which it is clarified that – Establishment norms for “Sorting of Articles” has been fixed as 0.079 minute per article (i.e. 760 articles per hour). However time factor for productivity pertaining to sorting of articles would continue to be 0.063 per article (i.e; 950 articles per hour).”
Staff side demanded reduction in number of article for productivity also. Staff side want change in norms for scanning and other items mentioned in their letters submitted earlier. Finally it is decided to give copy of the work study conducted by Directorate to the staff side. Staff side shall submit concrete proposal with scientific basis with supporting facts and figures justifying their arguments. Based on the staff side proposal Directorate will re-examine the case.
(2) Administrative jurisdiction of Speed Post Hubs (SPH)
Official side reiterated that powers for deciding the administrative jurisdiction was already given to Chief PMGs. It is upto the Circle Unions to discuss the case at Circle level and settle the deserving cases. Staff side pointed out that in many Circles Chief PMGs are not ready to accept the views expressed by the Circle Unions. Finally it is decided that (1) As a first step Circle Unions should discuss the cases with Chief PMGs in formal meetings and get a reply in writing from the Circle Administration showing the reason for not accepting the demand of the Circle union and then staff side may submit a note to Directorate justifying their stand in each case with reference to the Stand taken by Chief PMGs. After that Directorate shall review each case. Discussion with CPMGs in the formal meetings and getting a reply with reasons, is a must.
(3) L1 Status to more L2 offices
The proposal submitted by staff side will be examined. Staff Side may discuss the cases at circle level also so that Chief PMGs may submit proposal to Directorate in deserving cases. The details of the case by case examination already conducted by Directorate will be made available to the staff side.
(4) Discontinuance of closing “NIL” bags
The proposal of the Staff side will be considered in a positive manner and detailed examination of the case will be done.
(5) All other issues raised in the staff side note will be examined in detail by the Directorate and action will be taken.
(6) The orders issued by the Karnataka Circle Administration implementing unilateral increase in norms in FMC from 7000 to 9000 in BG City RMS/1 and from 11000 to 13000 in BG City RMS/II in violation of Directorate orders was discussed. Member (O) agreed to issue instructions to CPMG not to violate Directorate orders.
M. Krishnan D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE Secretary General, FNPO
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 3:59 PM
7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
FINALISATION OF TERMS OF REFERENCE
GOVERNMENT INVITED JCM STAFF SIDE FOR DISCUSSION ON 24.10.2013
Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will hold discussion with JCM National Council, Staff Side today (24.10.2013) at 3 PM. Meeting of the Staff side will be held at 11 AM to formulate the staff side approach. Confederation available National Secretariat members met on 23.10.2013 in the presence of Com. S. K. Vyas and finalized the draft terms of reference of Confederation. Details will be published after the meeting with Secretary, DOP&T.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 12:23 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
India Post Launches ‘Instant Cash’ International Money Transfer Service Signs Agreement with Wall Street Exchange to offer the Service Across India
India Post (Department of Posts) has signed an agreement with Wall Street Exchange (a company of the Emirates Post Group of UAE) for launch of an International Electronic Money Transfer service through ‘Instant Cash’ product of the Emirates Post Group. The service was launched here this week by Ms. P. Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, by receiving the first payment from United Arab Emirates at a function organized by her Department for signing the tie-up between the Department of Posts and the Emirates Post Group.
The service will be rolled out nationally in a phased manner and will be made available at approximately 17,500 post offices across India by next month. The service will be provided through the International Financial System (IFS) of Universal Postal Union. This tie-up offers the Indian diaspora worldwide - especially in the gulf region - a safe, secure and reliable money transfer service for their families back home. This new service has its own significance going by the fact that globally, India is the largest recipient of remittances with over USD70 billion annually, half of which come from the Gulf.
‘Instant Cash’ is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Emirates Post Group, and its services are available in 59 countries through more than 60,000 locations. They provide instant money transfer service so that the money is available to the customers within minutes of completing the transaction.
The salient features of the service are as follows:
• Recipients will be able to receive their payment at any of the identified 17,500 post offices by producing the unique transaction number along with their identity and KYC documents;
• Money will be available for payment immediately;
• Safe and secure transactions through established International Financial System of Universal Postal Union.
India Post is the largest postal network in the world and has completed 158 years of existence. During this long journey it has undergone continuous transformation according to the needs of the citizens. It boasts a network of 1.55 lakh Post Offices in the country, of which more than 1.39 lakh are in the rural area. Besides mail, it also provides various financial services like small savings instruments under Post Office Savings Bank and Money Remittance, both domestic and international.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 6:08 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001
1. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts under the purview of terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission.
3. Note submitted to Member (Operations), Postal Services Board, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi in the meeting convened on 23.10.2013 to discuss the issues relating to MNOP and L1, L2 offices.
4. Convening of the meeting of the Cadre Restructuring Committee of the Group ‘C’ employees of the Department of Posts.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 6:45 PM
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
DECISION OF THE NFPE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 19.10.2013
1. The decision taken by the Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE & FNPO) to go on nationwide indefinite strike on the following demands is discussed and fully endorsed.
(a) Inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC
(b) Revision wages w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and regularization of casual, part-time and contingent employees.
(c) Grant of 50% DA merger to all employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.
2. Reviewed the arrangement made for conducting the inaugural ceremony of the year long Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPE on 24th November 2013. The Venue of the function will be MP’s club Hall, North Avenue, Near NFPE office, New Delhi. The function will be arranged at 4 PM. Leaders and other member of NFPE and Leaders of fraternal organizations will be invited to the function.
3. Reviewed the arrangement made for the successful conducting of the GDS Parliament March on 11th December 2013 under the banner of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Decided to extend full support to make the programme a historic success.
4. Decided to ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed from all the affiliates of NFPE in the All India Trade Union Education Camp organized by Confederation at Mumbai on 15th & 16th November 2013. NFPE Circle Union shall raise maximum funds for meeting the expenditure for accommodation of NFPE delegates. For other details please see websites. Delegate fee is Rs. 600/- per delegate.
5. Decided to ensure maximum participation of lady delegates on the All India Women’s convention of Confederation to be held at New Delhi on 25th & 26th November 2013. Accommodation is being arranged by Reception Committee. As the weather will be cold in Delhi, all delegates are requested to bring warm clothes also. Delegate fee is Rs. 600/- per delegate. For other details please see websites.
6. Decided to extend all support to the newly formed “All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association” under the leadership of Com. D. K. Rahate, Chairman (Ex-President, NFPE) Com. Narasimhan, Vice Chairman (All India Vice President, Confederation and Ex-NFPE) and Com. K. Raghavendran, General Convener (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE). It is decided that all Circle/Divisional unions of NFPE affiliated unions shall make special efforts to form the Divisional/District/circle branches of the Pensioner’s Association in a phased manner before the end of December 2013.
7. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation and NFPE will be attending the Trade Union Congress organized by “Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR)” at Perth (Australia) from 2nd to 6th December 2013.
8. See the decision of the Central JCA meeting (NFPE & FNPO) held on 19.10.2013, published separately.
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 6:44 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME
Congratulations! and warm welcome to all the new entrants. With pride & prestige, the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES (NFPE) the delight of the Department of Posts known for commitment & service before self, feel privileged to meet and greet the talented young blood inducted to the Department of Posts, with passion and sense of responsibility.
No doubt we have every reason to green with envy on your selection to this prestigious Department as you are chosen being the cream among who contested for selection . We know NFPE Union needs no introduction as it has stamped its presence in the history of Indian trade union movement. NFPE is a militant organization of about 5 lakhs postal employees. It is within everybody’s knowledge that only the voice of NFPE peals like a trumpet – note, from one end of India to the other, as it represents 70 TO 80% of the postal community in each circle. The P&T trade union movement in India has inherited a history of struggle and sacrifices right from the days of British Raj.
The committed and dedicated rank & file under the guidance of illustrious leaders of the past and present have earned a niche in the temple of fame for which, no doubt, we know you are the true inheritors.
The unifying influence of the majestic organization is instrumental to which is fraught with infinite possibilities of progress for future generation.
The NFPE therefore welcomes all of you to be a part of this organization and enrich and strengthen its great works so that you do not swerve from the pursuit of welfare and you do not swerve from the pursuit of knowledge and vigor.
Come! Join NFPE and let us set together and march forward together!
Please contact us or our Divisional/Circle Secretaries at any time for any help. We are at your disposal.
With Warm Greetings,
Secretary General, NFPE
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 11:07 AM
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
ALL INDIA TRADE UNION STUDY CAMP
2013 NOVEMBER 15TH & 16TH – MUMBAI
Venue: - CLI Auditorium
Central Labour Institute
Sion – Chunabate Road
Sion, Mumbai – 400022
Nearest Sub – Urban Railway Station – SION
Distance from Mumbai CST Railway Station - 12Km
Distance from Dadar Railway Station - 5 km
Distance from Mumbai Central - 15 Km
Distance from Mumbai Airport - 12 Km
Important Contact Numbers – (For Accommodation etc.)
Com. Ashoke Salunke, Vice President, Confederation CHQ - 09869477401
Com. Jayaraj. K. V. Asst. Secretary, Confederation CHQ - 09869501189
Com. P. M. Worlikar, President, Confederation, Mumbai C-O-C - 09869424436
Com. R. P. Singh, Secretary, Confederation, C-O-C Mumbai - 09969080996
Com. Ravi Nair, ITEF Mumbai - 09969234999
Com. Sunil Babgera, Audit & Accounts Association - 09869424179
Com. Mangesh Parab, AIPEU Group ‘C’, CHQ (NFPE) - 09869476944
Com. Balakrishna Chalke, P4, CHQ (NFPE) - 08082171265
Com. C. B. Surve, P4 (NFPE) - 09869545092
Com. H. M. Gedam, R3 (NFPE) - 09869600895
Com. T. R. Janardhan, Civil Accounts - 09869415615
Com. S. R. Singh, Atomic Energy - 09757029067
DELEGATE FEE RS. 600/- (RS. SIX HUNDRED ONLY) PER DELEGATE
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 11:06 AM
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
ALL INDIA WOMEN’S CONVENTION
2013 NOVEMBER 25TH & 26TH – NEW DELHI
Accommodation for stay:-
8, Udyan Marg,
Gole Market, (Near Birla Mandir).
2Kms. From New Delhi Railway Station and nearly 10 Kms from Delhi Airport.
Venue of the Convention:-
D Block, Pratyakash Kar Bhawan,
New Delhi 110001
(Opposite New Delhi Railway Station Ajmeri Gate side)
Contact Persons from COC, Delhi State-
Shri Giriraj Singh
Shri Pratap Singh
Shri V. Bhattacharjee
Shri Ombir Singh
Asstt. General Secretary
Addl. General Secretary
Addl. General Secretary
Smti. Geeta Bhattacharjee
Chairperson, Women Committee
Smti. Kamlesh Kumari
Convener, Women Committee
Posted by R. N. Parashar, General Secretary at 11:05 AM