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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015


Air Travel on LTC for the Block year 2010-13 — relaxation of Government instructions regarding

GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004: DoPT seeks information

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries/Departments.

CLICK HERE to view the DoPT OM

Directorate's reply to CHQ regarding Delayed credit of NPS contribution

BHARTIYA POST- JANUARY 2015 ( The Final Issue)

DAK JAGRITI , monthly - is the new voice of AIPEU GROUP C

DAK JAGRITI , monthly - is the new voice of AIPEU GROUP C
DAK JAGRITI is our NEW JOURNAL being published  in lieu of  BHARTIYAPOST  from   FEB 2015 with same tone, spirit and tenor


railways, defence  and  postal  for  sale
we  shall  prevent  it  at  any  cost
              NDA Government which came to power at Centre seven months back, has proved that it is a Govt. of the Corporates, by the Corporates and for the Corporates.  In the Central Govt. employees sector none of the issues pertaining to the employees are settled - DA merger, Interim Relief, Inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC, Scrapping of New Pension Scheme, Casual Labourers issue, Cadre Restructuring in Postal, all are pending.  Over and above this, the Modi Government is moving fast ahead with privatisation and large scale outsourcing of the core functions of the Central Government departments.  The very existence of Government-run Central Government departments are under threat.
              On 22nd August 2014, the Modi Govt. amended the 1991 Govt. of India’s Policy resolution, replacing the words “Railway Transport” as “Railway Operations”.  Simultaneously, they also announced the induction of 100% FDI in Railways including operation, construction, design and maintenance.  Induction of FDI and consequent privatisation of Railways will endanger the job security of lakhs of Railway employees.
              The Defence production sector went in for partial privatisation when the UPA Government allowed FDI to the extent of 26% whereby the foreign arms manufacturers were permitted access to the vital defence sector, disregarding the national security perspective.  What is now decided by the present NDA Government is to allow 49% FDI in defence production.  The Government has decided to set up a Corporation to carry out the functions of 41 ordnance factories under the Ministry of Defence which is a big move to privatise defence production sector.  Eventually this will lead to closure of department - controlled defence production units, unable to face the unscrupulous competition from the Transnational Corporations, driving thousands of Defence employees and workers to unemployment and poverty.
              The Task Force set up by the Government under the Chairmanship of Shri. T.S.R. Subramanian, former Cabinet Secretary to the Govt. of India, has recommended to convert the core functions of the Postal Department into a Corporation called “India Post (Financial and other services) Corporation”.  Under this holding company five more subsidiary corporations will be formed, on the lines the Telecom was made into BSN, VSNL and MTNL.  The entire social obligations will be thrust upon the Postal Department while private players will eventually take the creamy part of Postal department such as Savings Bank, PLI/RPLI, Parcels, Packets and Logistics etc.  In the longer run, the public sector company so formed would be made to incur losses and ultimate closure, as is happening in the case of BSNL. Lakhs of Postal employees will be forced to go on VRS or will become jobless.
              Thus it is very clear that Modi Government has thrown a challenge to the Central Government employees in general and to Railway, Defence and Postal Workers in particular. We must accept the challenge and defeat the nefarious design of the Modi Government, with determination and with a do or die attitude.  We must not entertain any doubt of our ultimate victory in this battle.




          The Government of India and Department of Posts is not serious to settle the genuine demands of Postal employees. The common demands of D. A. merger, Interim relief, inclusion of GDS in 7th C.P.C. alongwith other demands have been rejected by the Government of India. The way through which Pay Commission seems to be working is not going to submit its report in the due period and no more benefit is expected to come in the wake of economic policies being pursued by Modi Government.

The genuine and justified demands of all sections of Postal , RMS and GDS employees are lying pending since long and Postal Board does not seem to be serious about the settlement of the same which are creating more difficulties to the employees.

The Postal JCA had submitted a 39 Points Charter of Demands on 1st September, 2014 conveying the grievances of all sections but the Department did not pay any attention to this. Being aggrieved the Postal Joint Council of Action of NFPE, FNPO and GDS unions decided unanimously to start agitational programmes in a phased manner culminating in to an indefinite strike from 6th May, 2015 and served notice to the Department. After receiving notice Department of Posts has convened a meeting on 5th February, 2015. In the mean time Task Force Committee headed by TSR Subramaian constituted as per direction of Prime Minister  has submitted its report which has categorically mentioned to divide Department of Post in six holding Companies/Corporations to pave the way for privatization, which is a very disastrous move to destroy this department  just like BSNL. The Task Force Committee has also recommended amendment of Indian Post Office Act 1898 to give legality and licenses to Couriers Companies.

After studying Task Force Committee Report PJCA met again and decided to resist the retrograde recommendations of Task Force Committee and further submitted revised Charter of Demands mentioning “No Corporatization and No Privatization in Postal Services”   as item no. 1 and previous items as serial No. 2 to 40. Revised 40 points Charter of Demands has been submitted to the Department and discussion will take place between Postal Board and PJCA leaders on 5th Feb 2015. If the Department does not agree to stop such type of move the PJCA will intensify the agitational programmes with full strength.

Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation. In the wake of economic policies of Central Government entire Central Government employees including Postal employees are facing serious threat for their survival. The question before us is –Are we able to protect our department and our jobs? or Are we going to surrender? The answer is no. We are not going to surrender before these attacks. We will continue to fight against these policies as we have fought earlier on so many occasions

The 145 days strike by Postmen of Pune  in 1880, 120 days strike by Postmen of Mumbai in 1920, 25 days historic strike in 1946, 5 days strike  in 1960, 1 day strike in 1968 for minimum wages , Bonus Strike of 1974, 1 day strike on 19th September, 1984 for emancipation of GDS (ED)  employees, 1993 five days strike,1996 - 4  days strike 1998, 7 days strike 2000 Dec-14 days strike , one day strike on 12.12.12 and two days strike on 12th & 13th February, 2013 are our rich heritage which shows that we have always fought with full enthusiasm and courage and defeated the retrograde and anti working  class policies of the Government of India.
 So Comrades, NFPE along with PJCA appeals to all of you to intensify the campaign. Form JCA at all levels and popularize the demands among all sections of Postal Employees and get ready for another battle to be launched  from 6th May-2015  to save the Postal Department and to save our jobs and defeat the retrograde  policies of Central Government  and disastrous recommendations of Task Force Committee.
If we fight unitedly. We will win certainly.

This a “Do or Die Battle” for all of us.

India Post to launch own e-commerce portal like Amazon or eBay --- PRESS NEWS

The Economic Times

Directly stepping into the cyber world, India post is going to launch its own e-commerce portal in the shape of those like Amazon oreBay soon. The aggressive step of India Post, world's largest postal service, is a part of its massive IT based modernization initiative worth Rs 5,000 crore.

"At planning and designing phase now, the final rollover of the dedicated postal e-commerce portal may take another 6 months. But we are excited about this new avatar in our service basket," Mr. John Samuel, member of Postal Services Board told ET.

As he describes, the portal will be like popular e-commerce entities like Amazon oreBay. A conduit between buyers and sellers. But, it is not going to be entirely open for any item to be traded by anyone. Rather a moderated and scrutinized list will be followed. Local specialties like Tea from Darjeeling, Mango from Malda in West Bengal or Saffronfrom Kashmir will have emphasize in that.

India Post is Tying up with different controlling authorities like Spices Board, Tea Board, or cashew Board to ensure 'quality trading of quality items only'- as Mr. Samuel puts it.

In addition to the physical products, services of different public sector are also being planned to be included into the tradable items of the portal.

"Wide and fast growing coverage of Internet through computer and mobile phones are bringing more and more people from even remote corners to the doorsteps of e-commerce. There lies our new opportunity. Moreover delivery of the items is a major issue for all e-commerce authorities. Here also India post excel's with its 1.5 lakh establishments and time tested connectivity network," he said.

In one hand we have Rs 4909 crore worth IT related infrastructure modernization plan and on the other hand, we are spending another Rs 2000 crore to have new vehicles to ensure faster delivery.

Indeed it is a new step to a new world that can give new life to financially crunched Indiapost. But, "We need to bring change in our own attitude at certain corners to churn out the best out of this initiative," accepted Mr. Samuel.

AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system- Reiterated by DoPT

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Com. D. S. Kashyap, Bastar
Vice Presidents

Com. V. K. Jain, Durg
Com. B. L. Gangber, Raipur
Com. Virendra Gaur, Raigarh
Com. M. K. Sharma, Bilaspur
Circle Secretary
Com.  Ganesh Ram Sahu, BIlaspur
Asst. Circle Secretaries

Com. Vivek Agarwal, Durg
Com. J. C. Das, Bastar
Com. Akbar Khan, Raigarh
Com. Vikas Mehar, Raigarh
Financial Secretary
Com. Vijay Patel, Bilaspur
Asst. Financial Secretary
Com. C. S. Sahu, Durg
Organising Secretary

Com. D. K. Pandey, Durg
Com. K. P. Tiwari, Durg
Com. Raj Kumar Patel, Raigarh

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Postal Department to Come Up With Insurance Policies for Girl Child, Women-- Press News

        The New Indian Express

CHENNAI  :The postal department is planning to come up with insurance policies pertaining to girl child and women, according to Anjali Devasher, member Postal services Board (Postal Life Insurance) and chairman of Investment Board.
Devasher told reporters after giving away National awards for outstanding performance in postal life insurance and rural postal life insurance that the new policies are at the conceptual stage and refused to give any time-frame on when it will be introduced.
Talking about the IT project of India Post, Devasher said that it will be rolled out once it is implemented in all the seven pilot circles.
She said that postal life insurance was started as an in-house life insurance scheme for the postal employees in 1884 and is now available to all employees of the Central and state governments including the defence and paramilitary forces, employees of PSUs, public sector commercial banks, autonomous bodies and universities and government aided educational institutions.
She said the scheme was extended to all persons residing in rural India in 1995 and is called Rural Postal Life Insurance Scheme.
She also said that the opening of foreign direct investment in the insurance sector will not affect the postal department. “We have a fixed clientele,” she said.
V Pati, chief general manager of Postal Life Insurance said that the number of policies in postal life insurance and rural postal life insurance is almost Rs 2.86 crore. The corpus size is Rs 55,000 crore and the total sum assured for all policies is Rs 2,01,373 crore.

Kind Attn to all Secretaries especially to HIMACHAL PRADESH circle: Our GDS- NFPE 2 nd AIC will be held at SHIMLA in September 2015

Some Letters of CHQ to Directorate

Mistakes in the Proposed revision in the Recruitment Rules (RR) of Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’  -     CLICK HERE

            Re-verification of Membership for recognition of Service Association under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993    –    CLICK HERE


Issue of Departmental Indentity Cards to all staff including GDS   -     CLICK HERE

Erroneous Answer keys in r/o LCDE- IP Exam 2014 -   CLICK HERE

Travel by Premium Trains on LTC is NOT PERMISSIBLE




Press News on LTC

The Financial Express

Government staff can now visit Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives on LTC

The civil aviation ministry has given its nod to a proposal to provide leave travel concession for government employees to Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka to boost tourism in the region.
A senior official in the ministry confirming the development said, “The move is intended to boost tourism within SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries. Pakistan and Bangladesh has been left out for now because of security issues.”
The approval from the ministry of civil aviation was required so that the LTC can be availed of on national carrier Air India while flying to these countries.
Interestingly, latest available official data shows that there has been a decline in foreign tourist arrivals from Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2013.
SriLanka does feature among the top five countries accounting for 3.77 per cent of foreign tourist arrivals in India. However, tourist arrivals from Sri Lanka to India dropped by 11 per cent in 2013.
Similarly, arrivals from Nepal declined by 9 per cent, Bhutan by 1 per cent. Foreign tourist arrivals from Maldives went down by 10 per cent in the same period.
The LTC scheme extended to the four identified countries will be designed akin to those for travel to Jammu & Kashmir and to the North-East.
The measure, government official say, will enhance tourism and subsequently economic development in the South Asian region.
“There are around two million government employees. With the extension of the LTC scheme there is bound to be greater tourist inflow and outflow with these countries”, added the official.
In the 18th SAARC Summit held in Nepal in November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had emphasised the need for enhancing connectivity in the region, saying it was easier to travel to Bangkok and Singapore than to countries in the neighbourhood.
There is a significant population of Buddhists in the SAARC region and India has lately being making attempts to boost tourism such places of religious significance like Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kapilavastu.
At the summit, Modi had in fact flagged off a bus service connecting Kathmandu with New Delhi.
* DUE TO security issues, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been excluded from the scheme
* THE NOD from the civil aviation ministry is required for the proposal so that employees can avail the LTC scheme when flying on Air India to these countries
* THE SCHEME will be similar to that for travel to Jammu & Kashmir and to the North-East

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015


"We are Indians, firstly and lastly." – B.R Ambedkar
 "Citizenship consists in the service of the country." – Jawaharlal Nehru
"Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper." –Swami Vivekananda
 "You must be the change you want to see in the World" – Mahatma Gandhi
"Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age." – B. R Ambedkar.

 Let Freedom in mind, Faith in words, Pride in our hearts and memories in our souls.  Let's salute the nation on Republic Day 2015.
Let every teacher teach the student how to love this nation, let every parent instill in his or her sons and daughters the beauty of our nation.  Happy Republic Day!
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems!  Happy Republic Day.

PM sends email to all bankers, congratulating them for the success of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has sent an email to all bankers, congratulating them on the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

"It gives me great pleasure to have seen the exceptional work done by you all in ensuring the success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. The target set for opening bank accounts for all households has been surpassed well ahead of the target date of 26 January, 2015. By opening 11.5 crore new accounts in a very short span, we have achieved a coverage of 99.74% of all households in the country. I congratulate you for your extraordinary efforts," the Prime Minister wrote.

"You will recall that when we started this Mission, many had doubts about our ability to achieve this task in a limited time span of five months. However, you have proved skeptics wrong and achieved what appeared impossible. This feat alone should motivate you, as well as others to work to make our dreams a reality," the Prime Minister added.

Laying out a roadmap for the future, the Prime Minister said: "Well begun is half done. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana provides a platform for changing the economic condition of our people. We need to build on this success and leverage these accounts to provide our citizens a wide range of credit, insurance and pension services. We also need to maintain high standards of customer service. This is the next phase of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

We need to redouble efforts on financial literacy. Aadhaar seeding needs to improve further. Bank Mitras need to be enabled to carry out RuPay card and Aadhaar enabled transactions in villages itself. I want you to work to ensure that each account holder enrols for Aadhaar and seeds it in the bank account. This needs to be done for all accounts. I am sure you will do this seeding with the same zeal you showed in driving bank account opening.

I believe that most development activities were hindered by the single disability of not having bank accounts. We have now overcome this disability. Benefits have already started flowing to people through some of the Direct Benefit Transfer schemes. This not only ensures that benefits reach people directly, but also utilizes your accounts well.

This is your great contribution to nation-building. We will ensure that many more schemes utilize the DBT platform.

I once again thank you for being part of this huge national mission through which we shall be able to help every citizen of India achieve a better quality of life."


Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS scheme

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Saturday, January 24, 2015



The All India Postal & RMS Pensioner Association is the brain child of our NFPE leaders. The 1st All India Conference of AIPRPA was held at Vellore in a grand manner. Com. K. Ragavendran (Our EX-SG, NFPE) is the General Secretary of AIPRPA. All our P3 Circle / Divisional / Branch secretaries are requested to assist in the formation of AIPRPA everywhere in coordination with the Secretaries of other wings. All Postal, RMS pensioners may be contacted and create awareness to form AIPRPA. The General Secretary, AIPRPA may be contacted for further assistance.

India Post to focus on e-commerce-- Press News

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Jan 24, 2015

India Post to focus on e-commerce

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, John Samuel, member, Postal Services Board, said the department had signed agreements with major e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal for e-commerce consignments across the country. The department’s own e-commerce portal would be launched shortly, through which products from local communities could be marketed through the post office network. Agreements were being signed with the Cashew Board and the Spices Board to sell their products via the postal network as well, Mr. Samuel said.
The department, he said, was eyeing a 20 per cent jump in revenue through the foray into e-commerce.
Infrastructure for this initiative, apart from the network of 1.55 lakh post offices across the country, was being set up with e-commerce portal warehousing centres, parcel picking centres, parcel processing centres, and transport systems.
An investment of Rs.4,909 crore was being made during the current Five Year Plan for the India Post IT project, which would see computerisation and networking of all the 1.55 lakh post offices.
Special focus was being given to Core Banking Solutions for Post Office Savings Bank operations.
The Karunagapally head post office went live on the core banking system on Wednesday, while the Thiruvananthapuram GPO, Thiruvalla, Mavelikara, and Perumbavoor head post offices would start functioning on the core banking platform on January 27.
The department has signed agreements with Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal
for e-commerce consignments.

Special Postal Cover on Dabbawalas -- Press News

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Special postal cover on dabbawalas

India Post officials releasing a commemorative special cover honouring Mumbai's dabbawalas.— Photo: Special Arrangement
India Post officials releasing a commemorative special cover honouring Mumbai's dabbawalas.— Photo: Special Arrangement
India Post released a commemorative special cover on Mumbai’s dabbawalas on Friday in recognition of their service — delivering fresh, home-cooked food to office-goers across Maximum City with precision.
Maharashtra Transport Commissioner Mahesh Zagade released the cover at the General Post Office here during a three-day philately exhibition, Mumbaipex 2015, which showcases shared heritage and culture.
Nearly 5,000 dabbawalas operate across Mumbai, delivering food to their customers on time using a unique identity code to sort the nearly two lakh lunchboxes.
Mr. Zagade commended the dabbawalas for their service to society, and said the logistics of their operation was so sophisticated that it had become part of management studies in reputable institutions. The accurate delivery system was a case study at the Indian Institute of Management and Harvard Business School.
Raghunath Medge, president, Mumbai Dabbawala Association, said the unique identification code developed by the dabbawalas was inspired by the pin code. Mumbaipex 2015 showcases rare collections of 25 philatelists.

Friday, January 23, 2015


CLICK HERE to view Dte OM

Disposal of MO-8 Forms - Dte OM



Launch of scheme for Girl Child named "Sukanya Samridhhi Account" by Hon'ble Prime Minister - rate of interest reg

Furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by the public servant under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 & Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns under Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1954

Implementiaon of comprehensive end-to-end e-procurement


SB Order 02/2015 : Introduction of new scheme "Sukanya Samriddhi Account"

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Thursday, January 22, 2015


(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
                          RECEPTION  COMMITTEE  FORMED
      The 3rd All India conference of SBCO employees association affiliated to NFPE will be held at Thekkady in Idukki division (Kerala) from 14.03.2015 to 15.03.2015. The Reception Committee of the All India conference was formed on 18.01.2015 in the meeting held at Thekkady. The meeting was inaugurated by Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and Ex.Secretary General NFPE. Com. P.V.Rajendran Circle Secretary R III & State Convenor, NFPE, Com.M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary AIPEU GDS (NFPE) and Girish Shekharan, Circle Secretary SBCO Employees Asociation Kerala Circle were present in the meeting.

The Office bearers of the Reception Committee are as follows.

1.   Com. P.Karunakaran M.P ( Chairman circle coordinating committee  of NFPE Kerala)
2.   Sri.  Joice George M.P. Idukki.
3.   Com. M.Krishnan (Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and Ex.Secretary General NFPE).

Com. K. K. Jayachandran  (Member Legislative Assembly Kerala )

Vice chairman
1.   Com. P.V.Rajendran      Convenor Circle Co ordinating Committee & CS R-3.
2.   Com.  Jacob Thomas     Vice Chairman              ,,
3.   Com.  V.I.Simson            CITU
4.   Com. P.K.Muraleedharan Circle Secretary P III
5.   Com. M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS(NFPE)
6.   Com. A.B.Lalkumar, Circle Secretary P IV
7.   Com. Girish Sekharan, Circle Secretary SBCOEA
8.   Com. K.Muthusamy, Circle Secretary, Admn Union
9.   Com. V.Vijayan, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA
10. Com. Ravindranath, Circle Secretary, RIV.
11. Com. K.J.Devasia, Circle Secretary, CITU        
12. Com. T.M.Peerumuhammed State, Vice President, AIPRPA
13. Com. Leo Michael, Circle Secretary, SBCOEA
14. Com. M. R. Raghavan                  ,,
15. Com. P. V. Kuttiyamma Ex.Circle secretary        SBCOEA
16. Com. Jaya Raju Dist. Secretary  National Savings Agents Association
17. Com. P. Lakshmanan Dist. President Confederation of CGEs
18. Com. Pushparaj Kerala School Teachers Association
19. Com. S. R. Soni Kerala NGO Union
20. Com. Subhash Chandran KSRTEA
21. Com. K. R.Retheesh DYFI
22. Com. T. Anil SFI
     23. Com. Jeethendra Das, Treasurer, SBCOEA, Kerala Circle

     24. Com. M. K. Mohanan, CHQ Office Bearer, SBCOEA, Kerala

Working Chairman
Com. A. N. Ramachandran (NFPE)

General Convenor
Com. T. D. Jose (NFPE)

Finance secretary
Com. M. B. Rajendran (NFPE)

Sub Committees
Chairman    Com. G. Sunil SPM Kumily
Convenor    Com. Y. Subhash Postman Kumily

Chairman     Com. M. Madasamy PA Vandiperiyar
Convenor     Com. G.Manoharan GDSMD Chenkara

Chairman     Com. V.K.Raju PA Kumily
Convenor     Com. S.Murugesan SPM Elappara

Chairman          Com. K.P.Zacharia PM Kattappana
Convenor          Com. M.B.Rajendran, Postman, Peruvanthanam.

Stage and decoration
Chairman     Com. K.Jayapal PA kumily
Convenor     Com. K.Salim GDSMD Amaravathy

Chairman     Com. M.G.Gopi GDSMD Rajakumary
Convenor     Com. Devis.K.Kuriakose OA Divisaional office

Chairman     Com. P.P.Radhakrishnan MTS RMS
Convenor     Com. Arun.P.Antony DSM Divisional office

Chairman     Com. S.Ramar SPM Murukady
Convenor     Com. M.V.Ravi PA Kattappana

           In addition to the sub committees an Executive Committee consisting of 51 Members of various organisations have also been formed.

About the Venue:
            The venue of the meeting is at Holiday Home Thekkady. It is at a distance of 1 KM away from Kumily Bus stand. Thekkady is the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala and an international Tourist Centre.
                 Accomodation for the delegates are available from 1400 hours on 13.03.2015 to 1000 hours on 16.03.2015. Breakfast, Lunch,  Dinner and Tea will be provided  from 13th night.  Climate in March will be moderate. Not very hot or very cold. Night it may be somewhat cold.  We are not in a position to provide accommodation to family members. However accommodation can be booked in the nearby hotels and lodges at their own cost if they so prefers and if they inform the Reception Committee in advance. For booking please contact Circle Secretary SBCO Employees Association with details and advance amount. Mobile No. 09447513474 E.MAIL ID girishsekharanindiapost@gmail.com

How to reach Kumily (Thekkady):
                 There are three options to reach Kumily (Thekkady). Delegates are advised to book tickets by train upto Kottayam or Ernakulam. Volunteers will be available at Kottayam railway station or they can go to the RMS Office for guidance.  Delegates have to travel by bus from Kottayam or Ernakulam. The duration of journey by bus from Kottayam to Kumily is 3 hours and from Ernakulam to Kumily is 5 hours.
               Another option is to step down at Coimbatore ( Ootty hill station is near to Coimbatore at a distance of about 65 KM) .  They have to travel 7 hours by bus from Coimbatore to Kumily. The distance from Kumily to Kottayam, Ernakulam and Coimbatore is 90 KM, 120 KM and 280 KM respectively.   Coimbatore is far away from Kumily.
Kochi International Airport (Ernakulam) is the nearest Airport.  Coimbatore also airport is available.

Important tourist places for visit and the distance from Thekkady is as given below.
1.     Thekkady  wild life sanctuary( boating facility available)   5 KM
2.     Munnar hill  station                                                                               90 KM
3.     Madurai Meenakshi temple                                                                  130 KM
4.     Kodaikanal hill station                                                                           120 KM
5.     Ootty hill station                                                                                    340 KM
6.     Kanyakumary                                                                                         350 KM
7.     Idukki Arch dam                                                                                     80 KM
8.     Kumarakom backwaters and bird sanctuary                                         90 KM
9.     Alappuzha Backwater Boating
10.   Kochi (Ernakulam)  -  Sight Seeing
11.   Thiruvananthapuram  -  Sight Seeing
12.   Guruvayur Temple (Thrissur District)
13.   Sabarimala Temple (Pathanamthitta District)
14.   Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
15.   Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.

It has also been decided to publish a souvenir in connection with the AIC. Circle Secretaries of AIPSBCOEA are requested to collect at least one advertisement for it.  Order form and Tariff will be sent separately.

Contact Numbers of the office bearers of  the Reception Committee
1.   Girish Sekaran circle secretary SBCO employees association 09447513474
2.   T.D.Jose General convenor 09447151902    E mail tdjose9@gmail.com
3.   G.Sunil SPM Kumily  convenor accommodation committee     09447388880
4.   K.P. Zacharia PM Kattappana Chairman accommodation committee  09447474039.
Programme Notice will be published later.  Conference will commence at 10.30 M on14-03-2015 and will continue upto 5 PM on15-03-2015.  Those who want to visit tourist places should book their travel tickets in such a way that they can visit the places of interest either before 14.03-2015 or after 15-03-2015.  Delegates will not be allowed to leave the Conference Venue on 14th & 15th March, 2015, when the Conference is in session.

Delegate/Visitor’s Fee:
Delegate/Visitor Fee is fixed as Rs.1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head.  Additional Expenditure of the Conference will be met by colleceting minimum donation from all NFPE members of Kerala Circle including Gramin Dak Sevaks.  There will be no public collection.

Extending Warm and Hearty Welcome to all delegates and Leaders to Kerala, the “God’s Own Country” and also the land of class-oriented militant working class movement.

K. K. Jayachandran, MLA                    Virendra Tiwary                                              T.D.Jose,
Chairman                                            General Secretary                             General Convenor

Reception Committee.                       AIPSBCOEA (CHQ)                         Reception Committee