Saturday, January 31, 2009

Postal Sentinel January 2009

This month Journal (Postal Sentinel) will be posted on 10th February 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009


1. Dept. may approach Nodal Dept., Ministry of labour and employment for removing anomalous position being governed by GDS rules, 2001 and I.D Act 1947
2. Viability of Rural Post offices: Offices does not generate minimum income: Dept needs to look into franchisee/outreach arrangements.
3. Posts of GDSSV not justified statistically at HO, HSG I, HSG II, LSG may not be filled up due to computerization and use of high speed Franking machines.
4. Urban Post Offices: Dept may consider creation of multi skilled Group C posts. Group D nature of duties by alternative arrangements suggested. Semi Urban and Rural Post Offices may have GDS Packers. GDS should be deployed in Gamin areas.
5. Promotion from GDS to PA cadre: Who have secured 50% marks in 10+2 shall be eligible instead of marks not below the marks secured by the last direct recruit, age 35.
6. Qualification for BPM/GDS SPM - Matriculation, preference to 10+2.
7. Retirement age - remain at 65 years.
8. ACP (automatic/Time bound promotion) - not recommended
9. Transfers: Existing position may continue, in exceptional cases and administrative needs transfers with the approval of the HoC. In such cases TRCA SHOULD BE PROTECTED.
10. Staff in seasonal POs may be deployed in other near by offices where there are vacancies.
11. There should be no EDSO both in urban and rural areas but pay of GDS WILL BE PROTECTED.
12. One point for CASH HANDLING of Rs.10, 000/- BPM
13. Workload of GDSMD/MC: Cycle able beat on cycle beat, partly cycle able on cycle and rest by foot.
14. Distance traversed for delivery work - existing norms should continue.
15. Combined duty allowance for MD work only is Rs.100/-, for MC work only it is Rs.125/-. For both MD and MC a total of Rs.250/-
16. Additional duty of Mail carrier or mail delivery (cases of leave etc.) compensation of Rs.10/- per working day, maximum Rs.250/- in a month.
17. Revised TRCA w.e.f 1.1.2006
18. Allowances - prospective from the date of issue of orders. Arrears 40% and 60% each spread over two financial years.
19. Present D.A FORMULA will continue.
20. BONUS - Status -quo may be maintained.
21. Ex-gratia Gratuity: Entitlement for minimum 10 years service - Maximum Rs.60, 000/- or 16 ½ months basic TRCA which ever is less.
22. Group insurance subscription Rs.50/- (For all GDS)- Insurance cover is Rs.50,000/-
23. SEVERANCE AMOUNT: Eligibility 10 years - @ Rs.1500/- for every completed year of service - Maximum Rs.60, 000/- for 40 completed years of service.
24. Service Discharge benefit scheme: A contribution of Rs.200/- per month for the duty period of GDS. Fund to be managed by PLI directorate or any other suitable agency to get adequate returns.
25. Financial assistance from welfare schemes: Old rates suggested as the new rates are more than what are given to departmental staff.
26. Maternity leave: 3 months TRCA out of welfare grant and 3 months LWA (substitute is arranged by GDS) FOR FIRST TWO CHILDREN.
27. LEAVE: 20 days paid leave in a year, no change.
28. Leave Vacancies/Short term to be managed by combination of duties - Where the work cannot be managed by combination of duties there has to be proper substitution.
29. Present Trade Union Facilities will continue.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Minutes of the Meeting held with Secretary (Posts) on 13.1.2009

Secretary (Posts) (Chairperson) took a meeting with Federation of National Postal Organizations on 13.01.2009 to discuss pending issues of Postal Employees. The following were present.

Official Side Staff Side

1. Shri.S.Samant, Member, Postal Services Board 1. Shri.D.Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO

2. Shri.R.K.Singh, Member Postal Services Board 2. Shri.D.Kishan Rao, General Secretary, NUPE Group ‘C”

3. Shri.Kamlesh Chandra, DDG (P) 3. Shri.T.N.Rahate, General Secretary, NUPE PM&Gr.D

4. Shri.A.K.Sharma. DDG (Estt.) 4. Shri.A.H.Siddiqui, General Secretary,NURMSE MG&Gr.D

5. Shri.V.C.Kajila, Director (SPN)

6. Shri.Subash Chander, Director (SR & Legal)
The meeting started with preliminary remarks of Secretary General, FNPO in which he thanked the Chairperson for arranging the meeting and assured that FNPO and its affiliated Service Associations will not join the strike likely to commence from 20-01-2009, notice for which has been given by NFPE and its affiliated Service Associations. The Secretary General also requested the Chairperson to hold periodical and JCM meetings in time and the request was acceded to. Thereafter, item-wise discussion was held and the list of discussion is as follows:-

Item No. 1: Constitution of anomalies Committee (Postal)
The Chairperson informed that needful will be done in this regard.

Item No.2: Vacate the stay in Madras High Court early on verification of membership.
The Staff Side was informed about the action already taken by the Department in regard to filing of miscellaneous petition for getting early listing of the case. The Chairperson directed for regular follow up in the matter.

Item No.3: Modification of Natarajmurthy Committee’s recommendations sought by FNPO.
The Staff Side was apprised that the Report of Nataraja Murti Committee was still under examination by a group of Senior Officers of the Department. However, the Chairperson agreed to the demand of the Staff Side to get release of the report expedited.

Item No. 4: Fixing the wages of RRR/Part Time/Contingent Staff on par with Departmental Employees.
The Staff Side was apprised that as advised by Internal Finance Wing, the issue is being referred to the DOP&T. On the point of taking into account HRA, CCA etc., for computing the wages, the Chairperson directed for examination of the matter.

Item No. 5 and 6: (i) Request to implement April 2007 Strike Settlement
(ii) Discuss charter of demands which was submitted by both the
Federations on 15.02.2008
The Staff Side was informed that the present position in regard to the issues referred to above has been shown in the Action Taken Report circulated among them. However, the Staff Side drew the attention of the Chairperson to the following issues which were part o the above references.
(a) Abnormal delay in payment of OTA and Medical reimbursement
(b) Filling up of residual vacancies
© Conferring of temporary status on casual labourers.

The Chairperson stated that the above issues will be examined. In the context of filling up of residual vacancies, Member (P) suggested the staff side that their circle unions may have a meeting with the Circle Heads.

Item No. 7: Discuss cadre review, ACP Scheme, system administrator and Marketing Executive.
In the meeting held on 16.09.2008 with the staff side under the Chairpersonship of the then Member (P), the Federations were advised to submit detailed proposals to facilitate examining their demands. The proposals from the Federations are still awaited. However, during the course of discussion on this item, the staff side inadvertently mentioned that they had submitted the proposals. In fact the proposal are yet to be received and these will be examined after receipt. In the context of cadre structuring of System Administrators, the staff side stated that the interest of the existing incumbents should be taken care of, upon which Member (D) made it clear that this aspect will be looked into.

The Staff Side was informed that formal order from Department of Personnel & Training /Ministry of Finance on the modified ACP Scheme are awaited. The issue will be examined after receipt of details from DOP&T /Ministry of Finance.

Item No. 8: Withdraw the SLP against the RRR candidates and absorb them in the Department immediately.
The Staff Side was apprised that the SLPs were filed on the advice of Ministry of Law and Justice and the matter is now subjudice.
Item No. 9: Granting notional fixation for Artisan Grade I in MMS on par with Railways and Defence.
The Chairperson advised the Staff Side to have a separate meeting in this regard with DDG (Estt.)

Item No. 10: Increasing number of posts of LSG, HSG II/HSG I in Circle Offices and DPLI Kolkata.
The Staff Side was informed that distribution of posts was done on the basis of workload and on the requirement of posts projected by each Circle. The discussion was summed up by the Chairperson with the observation that the issue will be looked into.

Item No. 11: Withdraw decentralization of PLI and RPLI function.
The Staff Side was informed that as on date only work relating to acceptance of proposal and issue of PR book was decentralized at divisional level. The Staff Side was of the view that in the wake of technological developments, need for decentralization may not be there. In response to the above, Member (D) stated that PLI/RPLI was a very competitive product and we have to be extremely cautious in handling it. Member (D) further mentioned that technological developments will dictate its own system.

Item No. 12: Dropping of proposed move to decentralize Postal Accounts.
The Staff Side was informed that no decision to decentralize the Postal Accounts Offices had been taken so far. The Chairperson further clarified that view of the Staff Side will be taken before taking any such view in future.

Item No. 13: Restore three year periodicity for promotion to senior Accounts cadre.
The Staff Side was informed that the matter was under examination in consultation with the DOPT/Ministry of Finance.

Item No. 14: Accord Early sanction of justified posts in Postal/RMS/MMS wings.
Suitable instructions will be issued in this regard.

Item No. 15: Allow officiating arrangements in HSG II and HSG I cadre as per provisions of P&T Manual Vol. IV.
The Staff Side was informed that matter would be looked into.
Item No. 16: Remove the transfer policy. Not to post officials in ‘C” class post offices for the second time.
The Staff Side was informed that matter would be looked into.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the Chair.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reverification of Membership

The Secretary General, FNPO reports that in a case filed by Bharatiya Unions long back in Chennai High Court, judgment was delivered recently to the effect that the applicant Unions should submit the membership applications to the Head of the Units instead of DDOs.
Await further details.

Thursday, January 22, 2009



The SG FNPO met the Secretary (P) today and urged to finalise the action on the report. Secretary asked the DDG (ESTT) to place the report before the postal board . The report either be placed before the minister or it will be discussed with staff side or not or will be sent to the cabinet sub committe direct will be known tomorrow.


Submission of GDS High Power Committee Report

The GDS High Power Committee under the Presidentship of Shri.P.K.Gopinath, CPMG, Delhi Circle had submitted its report yesterday evening. The Department will consult the staff side before its submission to the Cabinet.
Await further communication.

Thursday, January 15, 2009



National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Central Head Quarters

Down Hill, Malappuram, Kerala - 676 519

To, 06.01.2009

All Circle Secretaries

All Central working committee members

Dear colleagues,

At the out set I may convey my happy New Year greetings to all.

I have already conveyed the details of the discussions held by me with Shri.P.K.Gopinath Committee constituted to examine the implementation of recommendation of R.S.Natarajamurthi Committee, on 18.12.08 on the basis of our Second memorandum. It was assured by them that their report would be submitted to the Department of post’s by the end of December 08. But the same has not been submitted till date (6.1.09). We are exerting pressure to persuade them to submit the report without further delay. We are eagerly waiting for the details of the recommendations.

Discussions held with Secretary [p], GDS commission by General Secretaries

It is given to understand that Department wants to hold discussion with Federations again on 13.1.09. The details of this discussion will be conveyed to circle unions immediately after the discussion is over.

The Proposed indefinite strike by Left sponsored confederation

The confederation of Central Govt: employees supporting left parties have deeded to go on an indefinite strike from 20.1.09. They have decided to submit a charter of consisting of 170 demands. Out of this 99% demands relate to the departmental employees. The demands of GDS employees are given only secondary importance. General Secretary of GDS union of NFPE has protested in having included the GDS demands side lining him and for not giving due importance their demands.The General Secretary of NFPE GDS union has not served any strike notice. Only some circle secretaries have served strike notice to CPMGs (This has no legal validity) It is evident that NFPE GDS All India Union and various circle unions have no unity among them.FNPO and NUGDS have assessed that the proposed confederation strike from 20.1.09 is not for safe guarding the interest of Central Govt employees including NUGDS but to safe guard the political interests of the left parties including NFPE. Due to this reason and the reasons mentioned below NUGDS has decide. Not to participate the strike. This decision may be conveyed to the whole divisional unions in the regional language.

Indefinite Strike from 20.1.09

01. The strike date was unilaterally decided by the confederation and the same was declared with out consulting us.

02. The strike is politically motivated and not motivated by the earnest desire for achieving the legitimate demands of the employees.

03. There is no scope for any hope in the success of the strike due to the alarming number of demands. 04. There is not even a possibility for a discussion.

05. The demands of GDS are given a push back.

05. NFPE GDS union it self has protested against this step motherly attitude of NFPE and confederation.

06. GDS employees belonging to NFPE GDS union. Will not participate in this strike to protest against the indifferent and non-cooperative attitude of Departmental employees belonging to NFPE in the recent strike from 17.12.08.

07. Govt of India has not taken any decision to implement the R.S.Natarajamurthi Committee report as such.

08. The P.K.Gopinath Committee will submit its report shortly.

09. Secretary [P] has decided to hold discussion again on 13.1.09.

10. Discussions regarding implementation of GDS committee is progressing.

11. This strike is inopportune on the basis of the assessment mode by the NUGDS regarding the progress made in the discussions so far.

12. Political pressure and Union level discussions with the appropriate forums are going simultaneously.

13. FNPO is of the view that we will go for strike only if the discussions do not become successful

Therefore we are of the view that the indefinite strike called by a section of the Central Govt: employees are untimely and politically motivated. Hence NUGDS has decided not to participate in the proposed strike.

Therefore I would request all the circle secretaries to educate the members about the various aspects and to desist from the strike.

With Greetings


General Secretary



On 13-01-09 at 1700 Hrs the Secretary Department of posts held discussions with the SG FNPO and General secretaries of affiliated associations and unions in the committee room ,Dak Bhavan,New Delhi on the charter of demands submitted by the FNPO and NUPE Group C separately on 5-01-09 (see website posting dated 04-01-09)

From the official side the postal board members Member(P) and Member (D) and DDG(Estt)
DDG(P) Director (SPN) and Director (SR) were present .The oficial minutes are yet to be issued.
The gist of the discussions are as follows.
1.Constitution of Anomoly Committee This will be examined.
2.Vacate the stay in Madras High court on verification of membership ; it was informed that the Director (SR) was deputed to Chennai and a Misc appication was filed last week by the Department and the Standing council is taking necessary action to vacate the stay.
3.Modifications sought by the FNPO on Nataraja muthty committe report: It was assured that the committee headed by Sri PK Gopinath will submit it's report immediately and well before the election commission anounce ment of the election the implimentation will be ensured. Before sending the proposal to the cabinet the unions will be provided with opportunity placing our views.
4.Fixing the wages of RRR/parttime candidates on par with the Departmental employees: The issue is being referred to the DOP&T on the advise of internal Finance.
5.April 2007 strike agreement: An action Taken report on the demands has been supplied to the unions. The ATR will be Posted separately.The main demand of filling up of residual vacancies and non filling up of HSGI HSGII/LSG posts on notional basis the Secretary direected the DDG(Estt) to pass instructions to circles to fill up the residual vacancies. The remainig issues the staff side will pursue with the directorate on the basis of ATR.
6.Charter of demands submitted by Federations on15-2-08 : same as item No 5
7.Cadre review,ACP scheme Systen Administrators and Marketing Executives.
The Secretary Directed the DDG (ESTT) to study proposals sub,mitted by the unions .The proposal from the NUPE,Group (C) is being submitted as approved by the AIC at Ambaji
Demands submitted by the NUPE Group C 0n 04-01-09

Grant of officiating pay for the officials working in HSGII and HSGI as per FR 56; The staff side pointed out that some of the circles are alllowing officiating pay and requested to issue necessary orders. The Meber (P) was asked to take immediate action
2.Promotion of Accontants to the cadre of LSG as APM(Accounts) This will be finalised shortly
3.ACP After receipt of orders on modified ACP scheme by the DOP&T a special meeting will be called for to finalise the ACP scheme for the Department of Posts
4.Withdrawal of orders not to post officals to single handed post offices second time: The Secretary asked the DDG to reconsider the ordrs immediately.

The official minutes on receiptwill be posted separately. The Action taken report will also be posted separeately.Please await

General Secretary
NUPE,Gruoup C
Date 15-01-09

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cadre Restructuring – NUPE-C proposals – General Secretary Speaks …

In the first instance I would like to discuss briefly about ACPs having been implemented in Naval Department. The cadre structure in civil wing of Naval Defence Dept. is as furnished.

Office Assistant 3200 – 85 - 4900 – PB.I 5200 – 20200 – 2000 (Grade Pay)
1st ACP 4000 -100 – 6000 –PB.I 5200 – 20200 2400 -do-
2nd ACP 5000 -150 8000 –PB 2 9300 –34800 –4200 -do-

Hither to they were having ACPs with two promotions and the basic cadre official got promoted as shown above.

But since the present ACPs i.e., three promotion systems is implemented to them and the anomaly crept which is as follows:

OA 3200-85-4900 – PB -1 5200 – 20200 – 2000 (Grade Pay)
1st ACP 4000-100-6000-PB-1 5200- 20200 - 2400 -do-
2nd ACP 4500-125-7000-PB 1 5200 - 20200 – 2800 -do-
3rd ACP 5000 – 150-8000-PB.2 9300 – 34800 – 4200 -do-

Now the pre-revised scale of 4500 – 7000 is suddenly introduced for the 2nd ACP and the anomaly crept as some of the officials were already promoted in the scale of 5000 – 150 – 8000 in the 2nd ACP prior to implementation of 6th CPC.

Let us keep a close watch on that, as to how it will be sorted out whether it has any repercussions on any other department.

If the 3rd ACP is placed in much higher Pay Band or Grade Pay any comparative restructuring can be obtained to our Cadres as OAs of Naval Department starts at much lower scale in the pre revised scale.
Cadre Restructuring of Postal Assistants.
There are several arguments and discussions regarding cadre restructuring is going around, some say criteria should be given to qualification like Degree etc., I am unable to buy such arguments, as a UPSC candidate after claiming much higher pay package and achieved where as fellow in the defence almost of the same cadre who sacrifices his life is left high and dry in the lurch. Let me give one example a fellow working in Lumbering work in ALASKA is paid more than 250 $ per hour even an IIT fellow in US does not get 20% if the perks.

Therefore I feel that we are the people who work hard should get more justified pay due to heavy work load and also due to acute shortage of staff, but not on mere qualification alone, as this has become a fashion in this Country. Further, I would like to state that there is a transformation in formulating the pay structure from SCALES to PAY BANDS in 65th Pay Commission and I for one feel that there are lot of restrictions to restructure CADRES as the limit in grade pay is between 2400 to 4800 and cannot go beyond. Therefore, keeping in view of the restrictions, I humbly suggest the following for your kind consideration if it is acceptable.
Classification Pre-Revised Revised Grade Pay Special Pay- Cadre
“C’Class S.Os 4500-125-7000 5200-20200 2800 800 LSG
“B” & “A” with
Less than 5 P.As 5000-150-7000 9300-34800 4200 1400 HSG-II

Office with more
5 Pas but less
Than 10 Pas 7450-225-111500 9300-34800 4600 2000 HSG-I

Offices with more
Than 10 Pas &
Postmasters 7500-250-12000 9300-34800 4800 2600 HSG (G)

The pre-revised scale I have mentioned is to have a clarity as a base, my basic argument is that in any CADRE RESTGRUCTURING there should be some kind of monetary benefits as the officials shoulder higher responsibilities like BD activities, Executive works etc., besides manning the largest BANKING SYSTEM in the world. Further, like in Railways (Running Staff) and Banking sectors SPECIAL PAY is given and treated as PAY for all purposes including Pension and in recent 6th Pay Commission such special pay stated to be Travel Pay / Travel Allowance for Railways is treated as Pay while fixing the pay in the revised pay band.

I firmly reiterate that some CADRES like SOs having more than 10 Pas of the HEAD POSTMASTERS should be treated as CONFERRED GAZETTED like ASPOs, aftrer all having put in more than 35 years of service one may reach to such status and also FAST TRACK officials can have opportunity to reach such level.
But if the restructuring of POSTMEN CADRE for 3 ACPs is formulated the entire analogy detailed above that is PAY BANDS and GRADE PAY has to be pushed further rather requires further upward revision as the criteria of the POSTMAN PAY and GRADE PAY should be less or equal to POSTAL ASSISTANT PAY and GRADE PAY, the SPECIAL PAY need no change.

Regarding PRI (P)s they should be invariably kept at HSG II will all the benefits mentioned above and similarly, all nor med based posts in S.Os and H.Os to carry similar benefits.

Regarding ACOUNTANTS, they can be placed in LSG cadre with the same special pay benefit and similarly APM ACCOUNTS can be placed in HSG II cadre with the special pay mentioned.

TREASURERS dealing with cash and stamps of value less than 5 lakhs should be kept in once cadre.

TREASURERS dealing with more than 5 lakhs but less than in another cadre.

TREASURERS dealing with more than 10 lakhs to be treated as CHIEF TREASURER as in BANKS with supportive GRADE PAY & SPECIAL PAY

Finally SYSTGEM ADMINISTRATORS should be placed in higher cadre, but here some qualification like MCA should be fixed but their Pay should not be more than POSTMASTERS as any cadre in the operative side should be less than POSTMASTERS.
The report is as follows:
Postal Assistants who are recruited with Inter as Basic qualification are made to perform the following tasks.
Software Programmers
System Administrators whose work involve; maintenance of Net Works (LAN/WAN) and continuity, updating of software’s, and other back end operations like maintenance of databases and backups, maintenance of hardware.

The tasks performed by the above two cadre of officials can be categorized into the following category of officials in terms of categories presently seen outside the department.

Software Engineers Programmers
Networking Engineers
System Administrator
Hardware Engineer
Database Manager
Back-end operators
The present working setup is System Administrator at Head Post Office levels and System Manager at Regional levels. But this nomenclature is giving a very bizarre look to the general public.

Hence the following new nomenclature is proposed along with levels and units to be under their control.

Software Development Centres
a) Junior Software Engineer: This should be the entry grade for every software developer /programmer. Proposed scale in the pre-revised is Rs.7500 – 250 - 12000.
b) Asst. Software Engineer: This should be the next higher grade after some years of service like 5 – 7 years.
c) Software Engineer
d) Senior Software Engineer
At field levels:
A) Officer (IT): His duties should be comprised of Networking Engineers, System Administrator, Database Manger, Back-end operators, Troubleshooter, Trainer. The duties Hardware Maintenance should not be included in his duties. He should be made incharge of the HP and its underlying SOs. The proposed scale ion the pre-revised scale is proposed scale is Rs.7500 – 250- 12000.

B) Regional Manger: He is supposed to be at Regional level as justification at DO level cannot be brought out. He is supposed to guide the Officer (IT) of various HOS.
C) Senior Manager: He is supposed to be at each Circle level and to guide the Regional Managers in implementation of projects.

D) Zonal Manager: - This comprises of whole country as zones at Southern, Northern, Western, North Eastern, Central respective.

E) Managing Director: at apex level.

With this I conclude my suggestions and I await your comments on the suggestions.


N.B :(The 18th A I C approved this proposal)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Problems notified by NUPE-C for a discussion with the Dept.of Posts through S.G., FNPO

In accordance with the resolution adopted in the 18th All India Conference held at Ambaji from 28th to 31st December 2008 on the Policy & Programme, the following problems are sent to S.G., FNPO with a request to notify the same for discussion to be held shortly with the Department of Posts.

Application of benchmark in the AC R for promotion to LSG, HSG II and HSG I cadre.

Some of the Divisional Heads are noting ‘average’ in the ACRs of the officials The officials are able to know this remark when his promotion is refused on account of this remark. The official appeals to the next higher authority who happens to be Director of Postal Services who also happens to be the reviewing authority. The Directors are neither responding nor reviewing the ACRs. The Reviewing Authorities may be instructed suitably to render justice in these cases.

2. Grant of officiating pay to LSG officials who are officiating in HSG II short term vacancies and also for HSG II officials who are officiating in HSG I in short term vacancies.
The officiating pay is denied to the officials on the ground that they have not fulfilled the recruitment rules. For short term officiating vacancies application of this rule is unjustified. They may be granted officiating pay as per FR 56 immediately

3. Filling up of HSG I posts by relaxing recruitment rules as a one time measure.
Large number of HSG I posts are unfilled on the ground that the HSG II officials have not completed three years of service. Hence it is requested that the HSG I posts be filled up by relaxing the recruitment rules again for a specific period.

4. Posting of APM Accounts (LSG) as per 1976 recruitment rules.
The rule prescribed for posting of APM accounts in Volume IV is not amended and it is also not advisable to modify the same now. Hence it is requested that the unfilled APM Accounts in the LSG cadre be filled up as per the existing rules. (Year of passing)
5. Filling up of residual vacancies delinking the same with the ACR.
In spite of the order of the Directorate, some Circles like A.P are not filling up the residual vacancies from the year 1999 – 2000. The vacancies should be filled up immediately.

6. Avoidance of deputation of Postal Assistants in the Regional and Circle Offices.
All the Post Offices are working with acute shortage of staff and huge volume of day to day work are kept pending as the same could not be completed on the day even by ordering OTA. In such a condition some P.As and in some case LSG official are taken to the Regional/Circle Office on deputation almost for several years. The Divisional Office, Regional Office and the Circle Offices are working with full strength and not shouldering additional work where as the operative offices who are dealing with members of Public are working with depleted strength which results in unbearable burden on the P.As.
Hence all may be suitably instructed to send back the P A’s on deputation immediately to the Post Offices.

7. Withdraw orders discriminating FTP LSG officials and other LSG officials.
The order issued by the Directorate that FTP LSG officials should be posted to Delivery Offices has caused innumerable problems to the staff. The officials were disturbed in the middle of the academic year and the officials who were disturbed feels hurt even though they performed very well in the delivery offices. The discrimination created by the Department created unrest amongst the officials. Hence it is requested to withdraw this order.

8. Withdraw the orders fixing responsibility on D.D.Os / APM Accounts for the over payment of Pay & Allowances to Postman on account of Fixation under R.P. Rules.
The Department should have gone on appeal in this case and recovered the excess amount from the officials. Instead, the department just to penalize and harass the DDOs/Accountants issued order of recovery from them. This is ridiculous and needs to be withdrawn
9. Counting of special Allowance for pay fixation case of PO & RMS Accountants.
The issue is pending for the last so many years. The special allowance granted to the PO & RMS Accountants should be taken for fixation of pay as was done earlier.

10. Withdraw the condition in tenure posting of Single & Double handed offices.
The order issued by the Directorate has caused hardships to many officials who are not allowed to work in the above offices again after their completion of tenure in another office. Many officials have to be posted to very far away offices and the Administration also finds it difficult to fill up the above offices when there are no volunteers. Hence the order is to be withdrawn immediately.

11. Revision of FSC to Post offices & Enhancement of honorarium for RD PMC work in Sub Offices, Department Exam invigilation work etc.

12. Fixing incentive to RPLI, IMT Pass Port applications, NRGEIS, other business activities etc
Though it was assured on 19.4.07, the same has not been implemented. Hence it is urged to fix the incentive immediately.

13. Creation of Systems Manager/Administrators Posts & Marketing Executives. Grant of SPL pay and grant of Road mileage Allowance without restrictions. Trainers Allowance for imparting training Norms be fixed for Systems Administrators uniformly to all Circles; providing mobile phones, Fixing duties & responsibilities of their work.

14. Allotment of adequate funds to clear all pending personal claims like OTA, TA medical etc. pending since 2002-03.
15.Spot payment of incentive to SPM/BPM for procuring RPLI business. Grant of incentive for schedule work / verification of commission bills in accounts branch. Grant of incentive instead of Honorarium for PLI work in Divisional Offices without RPLI ceiling lmit.

16. Drawal of SB Allowances to all working in SB branches on computers

17. Refund of Fee for appearing AMFI (Association of Mutual Fund industry) Exam to all candidates.

18. JAO Qualified be regularized in DOT by agreeing to the proposal for common cadre.

19. Stop harassing staff on contributory factors for simple and flimsy reasons by misusing the provision of unbecoming of Government Servant deviating the rulings contained in Volume III.FHB, etc.
20. Stop fixing impractical target to Marketing Activities.
Now impracticable targets are fixed without consulting the Marketive Executives and they find it very difficult to achieve the target. Hence it is suggested that with consultation of the M E’s the target may be fixed.

21. Sanction of justified staff to all Post Offices.
After the introduction of Project Arrow scheme, the situation has become from bad to worse. It is now ordered that Project Arrow Post Offices should function with full strength. This has resulted that the staff of the Post Offices other than Project Arrow Post Offices are put into great hardship to shoulder unbearable workload and unable to complete the day to day work. Most of the officials are not able to avail leave even for fulfilling family obligations. Hence, it is urged that justified staff be provided to all the Post Offices immediately as we have already abolished 10% of posts in the direct recruitment quota.

Resolution on Policy & Programme

The resolution on the Policy & Programme adopted in the 18th All India Conference of National Union of Postal Employees Group ‘C’ held at Ambaji (Gujarat) from 28.12.08 to 31.12.08.
The Postal Department is one of the oldest Departments of the Government of India and has been rendering effective services of mail delivery, remittance of Money Orders and Savings Bank for the members of public for more than 154 years. Whatever the policy decisions are taken by the Central Government is directly affecting the Postal Department. Since, 1984, there is a blanket ban on creation of posts for the past 25 years. The ban on recruitment was also there from 1984 to 1989. After that, during 1989-90, the ban on recruitment was lifted and the recruitments were made. But, after 1991 till now, there are so many restrictions being imposed against recruitment including the worst policy of ADR plan for the past 8 years under Screening Committee being adopted from 2000. had been paving the way for the abolition of 2/3rd posts in recruitment quota and allows only1/3rd recruitment in direct recruitment quota that too not exceeding 1 percent of the concerned Gr.’C’and Gr.D establishment of the particular units/divisions/. Due to this worst policy of the Central Government for 8 years, we have lost nearly 68000 posts rendering the department giving the poor quality of service to the members of public and shouldering the enormous work load and responsibilities by the employees of the department. Hence, this conference insists the Govt. of India either to abolish the Screening Committee or give exemption to the Postal Department from the purview of the Screening Committee and start recruitment to fill up the vacancies forthwith. Besides this, the world level economic recession which is the result of the pursuance of unethical economic activities of globalizations, privatization, liberalization by various Governments has severely affected the economic condition of so many countries including India and causing very much damage to employees’ resulting in lakhs and lakhs loosing their jobs. Especially, in United States, every month 5 lakh employees are loosing their jobs due to economic meltdown. Same is the case in Japan and European Union Countries. In India, this impact is slow down because of strong foundation of Public Enterprises including banks, Insurance etc. Though the successive Central Governments tried to disinvest those public sectors including banks and insurance sectors, because of the sustained and consistent struggle of those employees the menace of those sectors were stopped to certain extent.
In our department also, we have been resisting the Government’s proposal of licensing the Postal Services and franchise scheme etc. Therefore, as a part and parcel of the Central Govt. employees, we have to struggle to strengthen the Government and Public Sector services, for abolition of Screening Committee, scrapping of new pension scheme and effective implementation of compassionate appointment scheme, abolition of PRIS scheme, draw backs in commutation of pension policies etc and as a Postal employees we have to fight for filling up of all vacant posts, absorption of RRR candidates, implementation of revised p[ay to substitutes, ACP and cadre restructuring to remove the Bonus formula, filling up of LSG, HSG II and HSG I vacancies then and there and early formulation of HSG recruitment rules, removing the restrictions in posting the officials in single handed and double handed offices, separate and better pay scales to System Administrators and Marketing Executives, special pay to PO& RMS Accountants to be considered as a part if pay, early filling up of LSG Accountant posts, solutions to the adverse recommendations of the R.S.Natarajamurti’s GDS Committee, Treasurers are paid allowances as Cashiers, qualitative computer accessories and privatization of Postal Department by giving Franchise etc.

To realize the above genuine and serious demands we have to go for effective negotiations with the Government / Department. Id the negotiations are failed, we should not hesitate to go on serious struggles including strike etc.

List of Office Bearers elected in the 18th A I C at Ambaji

The following office bearers were elected unanimously in the 18th All India Conference held at Ambaji from 28th to 31st December 2008.
President : Sri. S. Rajat S.Das, Supervisor (HSG-II), Foreign Post, Kolkata. (W.B)
Vice Presidents: Sri.G.K.Waghela, P.A., Ahmedabad GPO (Gujarat) (2) Sri.B.C.Parida, SPM, Tirtol P.,O (Orissa) and (3) Sri.G.M.Wani, SPM, S.R.Gunj P.O, Srinagar 190 002 (J & K).
General Secretary: Sri. D. Kishan Rao, PA (BCR), Uppal P.O, Hyderabad 500 039 (A.P)
Asst. General Secretaries: Sri.G.P.Muthukrishnan, P.A (TBOP) Anna Road HPO, Chennai 600 002 (T.N), Sri. S.K.Mishra, PA (TBOP), Patna GPO (Bihar), Sri.Johnson Avokkaran, O.A., P.S.D., Thrissur (Kerala), Sri./B.Sivakumar, P.A., Basavangudi HPO, Bangalore 560 004 (Karnataka) and Sri.B.S.Kashid, SPM, Coourt Road P.O, Beed 431 122 (Maharastra).
Financial Secretary : Shri Bhagawan, P.A., Delhi GPO 110 006 (Delhi)
Asst.Financial Secretary : Sri.P.Jaiswal, P.A., Nanda Nagar P.O, Indore. (M.P)
Organizing Secretaries : Sri. Manzoor Ahmed, Postmaster, Udaipur HPO (Rajasthan), Sri.Niranjan Singh Sainin, PRI (P), Hoshiarpur HPO (Punjab) and Sri.V.S. Singh, P.A., Civil Lines P.O, Sulltanpur (U.P)