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Saturday, May 30, 2015

OUR DEMAND FOR HRA ON THE BASIS OF CENSUS 2011-- SUCCESS

Revision of the classification/upgradation certain cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance to Central Government employees
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure for reclassification/upgradation of certain cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011, for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.
On the basis of the final population figures of Census-2011, two cities have qualified for being upgraded from 'Y' class to 'X' class and 21 cities have qualified for being upgraded from 'Z' to 'Y' class for the purpose of HRA. Six cities have qualified for being upgraded from "Other Places" to specified higher class for the purpose of Transport Allowance.
The revised classification of cities shall take effect from 01.04.2014. The impact on the exchequer on account of upgradation of 29 cities, would be approx. Rs.128 crore for the year 2014-15.
Background:
HRA and Transport Allowance are admissible to Central Government employees depending upon employees' Basic Pay (including NPA where applicable)/Grade Pay and the classification of the city/town where they are posted. The existing classification of cities/towns in different classes viz. 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' for the purpose of HRA and 13 specified cities classified earlier as 'A-1'/ 'A' and "Other Places" for the purpose of Transport Allowance, is as per the criterion recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. The existing qualifying limits of population for classification for HRA purpose is 50 lakhs & above for 'X', 5 - 50 lakhs for 'Y' and below 5 lakhs for 'Z' class city. Transport allowance is payable at 'higher rates' in 13 specified cities classified earlier as 'A-1' / 'A' (that is those cities having population of 20 lakhs & above) and at 'lower rates' in all other places.
The classification of cities/towns for this purpose is revised on the basis of their population as reflected in the decennial census report. The existing classification of various cities/towns is based on 2001 Census figures. The criterion of population for this purpose has been followed as recommended by the Central Pay Commissions.

Cities/towns to be upgraded on the basis of census-2011 for grant of House Rent Allowance
Cities to be upgraded/re-classified as "X"
Ahmadabad(UA)
Pune (UA)

Cities to be upgraded/re-classified as "Y"
Nellore (UA)
Gurgaon (UA)
Bokaro Steel City (UA)
Gulbarga (UA)
Thrissur (UA)
Malappuram (UA)
Kannur(UA)
Kollam (UA)
Ujjain (M. Coprn.)
Vasai-Virar City (M. Corpn.)
Malegaon (UA)
Nanded-Waghala (M.Corp.)
Sangli (UA)
Raurkela (UA)
Ajmer (UA)
Erode (UA)
Noida (CT)
Firozabad (NPP)
Jhansi (UA)
Siliguri (UA)
Durgapur (UA)

Cities/towns to be upgraded on the basis of census-2011 for grant of Transport Allowance
Cities to be added for higher rates of Transport Allowance (i.e. which have population of more than 20 lakh to qualify for earlier classification as “A-1”/ “A” as stipulated in O.M. No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.8.2008):

Patna (UA)
Kochi (UA)
Indore (UA)
Coimbatore (UA)
Ghaziabad (UA)

Discussion in the National Anomaly committee meeting.



Dear Comrades,

Sub:     Discussion in the National Anomaly committee meeting.

The meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today at Room No. 72 , North Block.  Mrs. Mamatha Kundra, JS(E) Department of Personnel and Training chaired the meeting.  The Staff side was represented by:

1.      Com. M. Raghavaiah, Leader Staff Side, 2 Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, 3. Com. Bhosale (AiRF) .4. Com. Guman Singh(NFIR), 5. Com. K.K.N. Kutty(Confederation), Com. M.S. Raja ( Audit), Com. Srikumar (AIDEF)

The following issues alone were taken up for discussion at the meeting.  The next meeting of the NAC will be held on 9th June, 2015afternnon, when the un-discussed items (12) of the agenda will be taken up.  The Staff side also pointed out the need to reach finality on all issues included in the agenda of NAC.

Item No.1. Review of MACP where Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- is not available like Railways: The official side stated that the demand was to bring the hierarchy based MACP which may not be acceptable as it would disturb the uniformity across the Departments. They also said that in the background of 7th CPC coming into being, no change in the scheme at this stage would be desirable.

Item No. 2. Grant of Addl. Pay to Loco and Traffic running Staff in Railways.   After some discussions, it was agreed that the DOE will cause a reconsideration of the issue.

Item No. 3. MACP for personnel appointed under LDCE and GBDCE scheme in Railways. The official side agreed that under the ACP if the appointees under LCDE and GDCE have been treated as direct recruitment, the same might be treated in the same manner under MACP.

Item No. 4. Grant of minimum entry pay meant for direct recruits to promotees.   The official side stated that unless logically it is established that the proposed stepping up is needed, the direction of the FM in the matter cannot be got reversed. There was serious discussion in the matter thereafter.  The Staff side stated that the RPA rules promulgated after the 6th CPC recommendations were not in conformity with the Fundamental Rules on this issue.  They also stated that having once agreed to a position; the official side cannot withdraw there-from under the JCM Scheme.  They also stated that the course open to the official side was to present the case before the new Finance Minister.    On behalf of the Staff Side, the Secretary informed the official side that a rejection of an issue on which agreement is reached will not be taking lying down by the employees.  The Staff side also demanded that a meeting with the new Finance Minister be arranged so that they will be able to place this issue before his consideration.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

M. Krishnan
Secretary General

AIPAEA CHENNAI STRIKE CALL - SOLIDARITY DEMONSTRATIONS ON 27-05-2015 BY CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS, CHENNAI








Friday, May 29, 2015

Maximising the post office-- THE HINDU ARTICLE

DIRECTORATE NEWS

LGO LDCE RESULTS WERE SENT TO CIRCLES BY DIRECTORATE. CIRCLES WILL ANNOUNCE RESULTS DIVISIONWISE.

AIC INFORMATION


AIC INFORMATION

·       ALL ROADS TOWARDS LUCKNOW
·        ALL YOU KNOW THE GLORIOUS 30th ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF OUR UNION IS TO BE HELD AT LUCKNOW (UP) DURING 4th TO 7Th JUNE 2015.
·        THE DELIBERATIONS, DISCUSSIONS & DEBATES—ALL FOR THE WELFARE OF WORKING CLASS ESPECIALLY FOR POSTAL EMPLOYEES & PARICULARLY FOR P3 SPECIFIC.
·        HOT WEATHER IS PREVAILING THROUGHOUT INDIA. LUCKNOW MAY BE HOTTER.
·        OUR CONFERENCE AUDITORIUM IS AIR CONDITIONED.
·        PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION PUBLISHED IN OUR WEB  TIME TO TIME AND BE INFORMATIVE TO GUIDE OTHER COMRADES.
·       LET US ASSEMBLE AT LUCKNOW AND DECIDE OUR FUTURE

Dte LETTER TO CPMG, TAMILNADU CIRCLE ON AIPAEA STRIKE ISSUES

Upgraded pay scale for Postman / Mailguard wef 1.1.1996 ( 5th CPC) -- Supreme Court Disposed Our Union's Civil Appeal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER JUNE-2015


ONE YEAR OF MODI GOVERNMENT
DISAPPOINTING TO WORKING CLASS

            Modi Government has completed ONE YEAR. Within this one year. No remarkable change or development is being seen. So many populous slogans and promises during election campaign and thereafter coming in power were made and people of India were hypnotized and got their Votes and formed the government with full majority and this happened after 30 years when a single party came in power with full fledged majority. Working class in general and salaried class in particular was very hopeful for “ACHCHHE DIN” (Good Days) and they were expecting D.A.  merger, Interim Relief and raising in income tax exemption limit. But Government denied everything instead of giving any relief to the working class, all round  attacks were started in several  forms in the shape of Labour  Laws amendments, attack on wages and lively hood of working class who create wealth for the nation and ban on recruitment in Central Government Services for one year, attack on social security  rights doing away with the employees provident fund scheme and diverting a part of fund for speculation in share market doing away with ESI converting the same in to an insurance scheme under IRDA Drastic cut on  social sector expenditure and allocation on welfare schemes like ICDS, Mid Day Meal, NHRM, MNREGA with the Motive of finally doing away with such pro-people schemes  and programmes altogether.

            A vigorous campaign has been launched to  change the  labour laws like Industrial Dispute Act 1947, Factories Act, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition Act) and all wages related legislations etc, in favour of employers with the object to throw away the   Working Class of country out of purview of protection under the labour laws and Completely dismantling  entire labour law enforcement machinery,

            Never before the Working Class has faced such a situation. This is the working class who create GDP to Nation and profits to employers.

            In Central Government Sector also these attacks are being intensified. 100% FDI has been declared in Railway and 49% in Defence Production paving way for capitalists/corporates to enter in to these sectors. Disinvestment has been started in profit making public sectors like NTPC, NHPC, Coal India etc. and planning to disinvest all profit making sectors.

            In Postal Department also there is danger of corporatization and privatization if the recommendations of Task Force Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian are implemented. Though at present on account of stiff resistance by PJCA (NFPE/FNPO) the recommendations have not been implemented but these have also not been rejected by the Department of Posts and may be introduced at any time after changing the forms so we have to keep a vigilant watch over this.

            Contrary to this all schemes and planning’s are being made to give  benefits to Corporates / Capitalists by way of promulgating ordinances for decentralization of Coal mining  sector, de-regularization of other Mineral resources  through auction route totally being unconcerned about the lively hood of  local and tribal peoples and forest dwellers.

            The peasantry and agriculture workers are also worst sufferers due to the policies of Modi Government. The prices of seeds, fertilizers, power, diesel, Water for irrigation have been increased many folds but the MSP of Wheat and rice has been increased by Rs.50/- per quintal only. The land of farmers will be snatched away without their consent in favour of capitalists and if the present amended land acquisition act is implemented

            So based on the above  facts, it is crystal clear  that the policies of present Modi Government  are totally in  favour of Capitalists / Corporates and against the interests of Working Class . The hope of “ACHCHHE DIN” (Good Days) is now diminished and working class and common man of this country is disappointed.

Revised Rates of Service Tax for PLI /RPLI Premia


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AIC - NOTICE

           ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ‘C

                        CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008


Ref: - P/1-1/AIC                                                                                                        Date: 27.03.2015
NOTICE

Notice under Article 25 of the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' read with Article 20(a) and 22 ibid is hereby given that 30th All India Conference of this Union will be held at Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Vishwa Vidyalaya, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow – 226026 (Uttar Pradesh) from 4th June 2015 to 7th June 2015.

The following shall be the items of Agenda for the All India Conference:-
1.       Confirmation of the proceedings of the 29th All India Conference held at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) in March 2013.
2.       Consideration and adoption of Biennial Report.
3.       Consideration and adoption of the Audited Accounts 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15.
4.       Adoption of Budget Estimates for the next session.
5.       Organisational Review:-
(i)     Organisational position/Local agitations at all levels.
(ii)   Review of present membership & evolving strategies to improve membership.
(iii) Review of periodical meetings being held at all levels.
(iv)  Functioning of RJCM/Departmental Council
(v)    Our approach with sister unions in NFPE at all levels.
6.       Seventh CPC and Memorandum submitted by Confederation NFPE, AIPEU Group ‘C’ and JCM National Council Staff side.
7.       Review of Strikes/Agitations: -
(i)     Two days strike from 12.02.2014 to 13.02.2014 by PJCA & Confederation of C. G. Employees & Workers
(ii)   PJCA strike from 06.05.2015 & all various stages of agitational programmes.
(iii) Parliament March Programmes by PJCA and JCM National Council Staff side.
8.       Task force recommendations & Our reservations
(i)        Recommendations of Task Force on Leveraging the Post office Network and repercussions.
(ii)      Corporate Plan of India Post
9.       Common Demands of C. G. Employees
(i)           Seventh Pay Commission & Merger of 50% DA and Interim Relief.
(ii)         Sixth Pay Commission Anomalies
(iii)       Functioning of JCM National Council, National anomaly committee & MACP committee.
(iii)     Non Implementation of all pending Arbitration Awards.
(iv)        Ban on creation of Posts
(v)          Non revision of OTA Rates.
(vi)        Scrapping of NPS.
(vii)      Medical Insurance Scheme
(viii)    Right to Strike
10.   Confederation of CG Employees & workers and its various agitational programmes and our role.
11.   NFPE, State level Conventions, & Coordinating Committees.
12.   Cadre Restructuring in Postal
  (i) Agreement signed on 28.04.2014.
        (ii) Delay in its implementation.
        (iii) Lack of Promotional avenues for PAs
13.   Filling up of PA, LSG/HSG II/HSG I and Postmaster cadre vacancies
(i)        New Recruitment Rules of PA, Postmen, MTS & LSG RR 2011, HSG II RR 2013, HSG-I RR 2014 and needed changes.
(ii)      Postmaster Cadre RR 2011 and needed changes.
14.RTP – Counting of Past service for promotion, MACP, Pension benefits etc.
15.   Modified ACP Scheme – Anomalies & Settlement.
16.   P.O & RMS Accountants, System Administrators, Marketing Executives & PRI (P)s.
17.   Policy offensives
(a)    National Postal Policy 2012.
(b)   Closure / Merger of Post Offices.
(c)    Unrealistic targets of BD.
(d)   Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI/RD/MIS etc.
18.   Modernisation of Postal Services & Technological advancement
(i) Problems in Core Banking Solutions(Finacle), Core Insurance solutions (Mc Camish) – under FSI and issues expected in Core System Integration..
(ii) Time barred hardwares, computers and accessories at Post offices.
19.   Shortage of Staff:-
(a)    Time bound recruitment in PA cadre.
(b)   Recruitment taken place in PA Cadre.
(c)    Non-Creation of new posts – Ban on creation of new posts.
(d)   Non-filling up of vacant posts in LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I & Postmaster Cadre chain of vacancies.
20.   Bonus – Revision of formula – Removal of the Quantum ceiling etc.
21.   Contributory Negligence & Problems due to minus balance.
22.   Right to Information Act.
23.   Bhartiya Post & Dak Jagriti.
24.   Publication of Hand book 2015.
25.   Compassionate appointments & removal of conditions there on.
26.   Problems of GDS & Casual Labourers.
27.   Policy and Programme.
28.   Resolutions
29.   Amendment to the Constitution – Notice of which should be given to CHQ at least 21 days prior to the conference.
30.   Election of Office Bearers.
31.   Election of Federal Councillors.
32.   Appointment of Auditor.
33.   Venue of Next AIC.
34.   Any other item with the permission of Chair.
35.   Vote of thanks

With fraternal greetings,


(N. Subramanian)
General Secretary