Friday, May 21, 2010

A LAND MARK ORDER ON CONSIDERATION OF ACRs FOR PROMOTIONS

THE DEPARTMENT AT LAST ISSUED  CLASSIFICATORY ORDER ON PROMOTIONS NOTIONAL PROMOTIONS AND BCR UP GRADATIONS.FOR ALL THESE YEARS THE OFFICIALS ARE THE VICTIMS OF MISINTERPRETATIONS OF OFFICERS HEADING THE DPC
IT IS NOW THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIONS AT ALL LEVELS TO GET THE CASES REVIEWED AND RENDERING JUSTICE TO THE AGGRIEVED.

GENERAL SECRETARY,NAPE GRUOP C
F.NO 137-16/2010-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of communications IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
Dated the 17-May 2010

To
All chief Postmasters General/Director, Postal Staff College, India
All Postmasters General
All Postal training centers
CGM,PLI Directorate Chanakyapuri Post Office Complex New Delhi

SUBJECT:-Consideration of ACRs and application of Bench Mark for notional
Promotions in LSG/HSGII/HSGI/financial up gradation under TBOP
BCR scheme-Reg
Sir/Madam
I am directed to say that one of the agenda items submitted by the staff side for discussion in the JCM relates to “Irregular application of Benchmark of current period for notional promotions.” The staff side has stated that `the instructions of DOPT dt 16-06-2000,that only CRs for the year immediately preceding the years of vacancy/panel should be considered if DPC meetings are held later than the schedule prescribed in model calendar’, has not been taken note of by many circles and current bench marks were applied wrongly for the notional promotions. It has also been stated that in some circles, the bench mark was applied for TBOP/BCR promotion, despite the existence of clear cut orders from the Directorate that Bench mark should not be applied for BCR promotions.

2. It may be recalled that the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) vide its Office Memorandum No 22011/7/98-Estt (D) dated 6-10-2000,while referring to Para 6.2.1(b) of instructions circulated vide their OM No 22011/5/86-Estt(D),dated 10-4-1989,has substituted Para 6.2.1(b) as under :

“:The DPC should assess the suitability of the employees for promotion on the basis of their service records and with particular reference to the CR s for five preceding years irrespective of the qualifying service prescribed in the Service/ Recruitment rules. The preceding Five years’ for the aforesaid purpose shall be decided as per the guidelines contained in the DOP&T O.M.No 22011/9/98-Estt (D), dated September 8, 1998, which prescribe the Model Calendar for DPC read with O.M. of even No dated June 16,2000.( If more than one CR have been written for a particular year, all the CRs for the relevant years shall be considered together as the CR for one year)”.

3. Sub para 6.4.3 0f DOP&T O.M No 22011/9/98-Estt (D),dated September 8,1998 provides that for the purpose of evaluating the merit of the officers while preparing year-wise panels, the scrutiny of the record of service of the officers should be limited to the records that would have been available had the DP met at the appropriate time .

4. In view of the above, the circles etc. are required to take into account only the ACRs pertaining to preceding five years that would have been available had the DPC met at the appropriate time.

5. In so far as grant of financial up gradation under BCR scheme ,it is stated that as per Directorate letter No 44-1/97-SPB,II,dated 9 .9.97,for the purpose of financial up gradation under BCR Scheme ,non-selection method was to be adopted as conveyed vide Dte lr no 4-4/92-SPB.II dated 21-3-1995.It had been further stated that `average’ grading need not disqualify an official from promotion under the BCR scheme if he was otherwise found fit by the DPC.Thus ,the circles were asked to review recommendation of the DPCs held after issue of instructions dated 21-3-1995,if considered necessary.

6. It is reiterated that Postal Circles etc should adhere to the instructions contained in Dte letter No 44-1/97-SPB.II dated 9.9.97,in so far a grant of financial up gradation under BCR Scheme for the period when the same was in existence.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Suraj Bhan )
Copy to
1. All recognized unions/Associations

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MEETING WITH HONOURABLE MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS &IT

FNPO DELEGATION CONSISTING OF S/S D.THEAGARAJAN SG FNPO,D.KISHAN RAO GENERAL SECRETARY NAPE C,O.P.KHANNA GS ADMN UNION,DEVENDER,CIRCLE SECRETARY DELHI,NARENDER MET SRI GURUDAS KAMAT HON'BLE MINISTER ON 19-05-2010 AND DISCUSSED THE BURNING PROBLEMS OF THE POSTAL OFFICIALS.THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS WERE HIGHLIGHTED IN THE MEMORANDUM OF GROUP C
1.PREMATURE RETIREMENT OF OFFICIALS UNDER FR 56(L) IN A MASSIVE WAY IN GUJARAT AND DELHI CIRCLE.INSTANCES WERE ALSO FILED. THE MINISTER CALLED FOR THE REPORT IMMEDIATELY

2.NON FILLING UP OF VACANCIES OF 2006,2007,2008 IN MADHYAPRADESH AND OTHER CIRCLES
IMMEDIATE RECRUITMENT OF THE VACANCIES FOR THE YEAR 2009
3.RESTORATION OF PERIODICAL MEETINGS AND DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL IMMEDIATELY
4.VIOLATION OF RECRUITMENT RULES AND NON HOLDING OF DPCs IN MANY CIRCLES

MEETING WITH SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

THE SG FNPO AND GS  MET THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AND DISCUSSED THE FOLLOWING
THE FNPO ALREADY WRITTEN TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR LIFTING THE BENCH MARK CONDITION FOR MACP PROMOTIONS TO THE CADRE UP TO 4600/ GP LEVEL WHICH WAS ALREADY IMPLEMENTED IN RAILWAYS. THE SECRETARY AGREED FOR THE SAME AND MODALITIES FROM RAILWAYS WEE CALLED FOR AND THE POSTAL BOARD WILL TAKE DECISION SHORTLY.THIS IS A HAPPY NOTE                                                                                     ACQUISITION OF KOTHAGUDEM BUILDING : AGREED TO
GS NAPEC


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CONTINUATION OF AD-HOC PROMOTIONS IN THE CADRE OF HSG I

PLEASE REFER TO THE PREVIOUS POSTINGS IN OUR BLOG THAT THE NAPEC TOOK UP THE EXTENSION OF AD-HOC PROMOTIONS AS THE OFFICIALS PROMOTED TO HSG I AS A ONE TIME MEASURE IN NOVEMBER 2006 AND FURTHER EXTENSIONS WERE GRANTED ARE COMPLETING THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF EXTENSION BY JUNE 2010.THE DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED ORDERS EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF AD-HOC PROMOTIONS FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS OR TILL THE RECTT.RULES ARE FINALIZED WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.COPY OF ORDER APPENDED HEREUNDER
GENERAL SECRETARY
No 4-16-2002-SPB-II

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS& IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
DAK BHAVAN,SANSAD MARG
NEW DELHI-110001
Dated 18th May,2010
To,
1.All Chief Postmaster General
2.All Postmaster-general
3 Controller,Foriegn Mails Mumbai.

Subject:-Continuation of ad-hoc promotions made in the cadre of HSG I
Sir/Madam

Iam directed to refer to this Department's letter of even number dated 01st May 2009 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided with the approval of Department of personnel& Training to further continue the ad-hoc arrangements for a period o six months i.e up to 19th November 2010 or till the recruitment Rules are finalized and regular arrangements are made in accordance with that, whichever is earlier. it has also been decided to continue the ad-hoc arrangements made as per Sub-para 3(ii) of the above said letter for a period of six months or till the recruitment Rules are finalized and regular arrangements are made in accordance with that,whichever is earlier.

2. It is therefore,requested that the ad-hoc promotion initially made in HSG I as per instructions contained in this Department's letter of even number dated 20th November 2006 and as per Sub para 3(ii) of the letter cited above.may be further continued accordingly.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
(V.C KAJLA)
DIRECTOR(SPN)

POSTAL JCA CIRCULAR ON THE PROGRAMME AND STRIKE

THE CIRCULAR IS POSTED HEREUNDER.CIRCLES AND BRANCHES ARE REQUESTED TO DOWNLOAD AND IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAMME.THE SAME WILL BE PRINTED IN THE POSTAL SENTINEL

GENERAL SECRETARY


POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
National Federation of Postal Employees
Federation of National Postal Organisations
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks

PostalJCA/1/2010 Dated 15th May 2010

Nationwide Demonstration and Strike Notice Serving on 4th June
Postcard Campaign and Meet the Public Personalities from 8th to 15th June
Black Badge Wearing and Demands Highlight Day on 29th June
Non-cooperation from 5th to 9th July
Strike Rally on 12th July
Indefinite Strike from July 13th

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

The All India Postal Joint Council of Action consisting of NFPE and FNPO Federations and their Affiliated Unions and Associations and the All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union & the National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks met on 14th May, 2010 in New Delhi.

The opening up of new attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the highest order of unilateralism in taking various decisions against the interest of Postal Employees and the Postal Services as well as the gross violation of its own agreements by the Administration were the major points of deliberation in the JCA Meeting. Various other staff problems that are not receiving any real attention for long time also engaged the attention of the Postal JCA.

The Mckinsey Multinational Consultant has been appointed by the Department for effecting Structural Reorganisation! No interaction with the Staff Side has taken place nor is the Staff Side provided with any materials related to the terms and reference of the said MNC Consultant. It is widely believed that in the name of ‘McKinsey’ serious attacks on the RMS and Postal Structure are in the offing. Already the Department has unilaterally pushing ahead with its retrograde move of abolition of ‘C’ Class Post Offices in the urban areas all over India. It has also ordered down gradation of all GDS SOs into GDS BOs and closure of GDS BOs in the name of merger/upgradation. The direction of the Department is for the total destruction of ‘RMS’ wing and merger of the entire RMS with the Post Offices is already visible and the McKinsey is expected to nail the coffin soon. Some Circle Administrations are so impatient that even before the McKinsey report; they want to commence the attack on the RMS in violation of the agreement reached on 30th November 2009. Outsourcing of several Postal Operations like Mail Conveyance, Processing of Speed Post Articles, Data Entry Operations of several works have been accentuated.

On the other hand the Department is not coming forward to convene the meetings of Departmental Council JCM and Periodical Meeting with the Federations at the National level. Unilateral decisions like piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters Cadre is being resorted to ignoring the comprehensive cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ as like Railways and other Departments. Under the Project Arrow the employees are squeezed and exploited in violation of Rules and in the name of 100% delivery performance. Shortage of staff continues to haunt the services in spite of the removal of Screening Committee. The attack on the Postal Staff continues in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI work and no additional staff was granted to any Divisional Office anywhere for the additional work. Due to application of conditions in a mechanical way, the MACP is being denied to hundreds of Postal Employees. On one side the discrimination between the Drivers of Parliament Secretariat and MMS Drivers is created by the Government and on the other side no posts of Drivers are recruited and the existing Drivers are forced to work beyond human limits in MMS by the Department of Posts. The System Administrators are also forced beyond human endurance and they are treated as the middle ages slaves by the administration. Unilateral tightening of work norms and non-creation of work norms for several works performed by GDS is causing reduction of wages to GDS. The GDS are discriminated against on several issues despite many judgments of Court of Law and the justice continues to be denied to all types of Casual Labourers. We live in an environment of total suffocation and the Staff Side is fully side lined and ignored and the voice of the Staff Side is not heard at the higher level of Administration!

It is in this background,, the Postal JCA has come to the unanimous conclusion to undertake an All India Strike Campaign Tour during the months of June and July and unleash a series of Programmes to effect full mobilisation of Postal Employees for embarking upon a nationwide Non-cooperation Programme culminating in an Indefinite Strike from 13th July 2010. The Programme of Action and the Indefinite Strike will be for realisation of the following Charter of Demands:

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Drop the move to outsource any function of the DoP including on the recommendations of McKinsey – Cancel the decision to close down ‘C’ Class Post Offices – Cancel the orders for down gradation of EDSOs into ED BOs and closure of EDBOs - Roll back steps of privatization of speed post processing and mail conveyance and data entry work.
2. Stop violations in the Agreements on Status Quo of RMS & MMS as well as the merger of RMS with less than 10,000 mails – Create scientific norms for the work in CRC, Speed Post, Logistics and EPP – Cancel the orders for replacing the General Line HSG-I by ASPOs in Mail Offices.
3. Holding of JCM Departmental Council meetings; Periodical Meetings with Federations; Sending of the issue of discrimination of pay scales between the Telecom TBOP/BCR and Postal TBOP/BCR w.e.f. 1.1.1996 to Board of Arbitration; and Holding of GDS Committee Meetings periodically with GDS Unions.
4. Stop harassment of staff under Project Arrow – No extraction of work against Rules – No extraction of work beyond 8 Hours – No drafting of staff on duty and for Training etc on Sundays and Holidays – No harassment in the name of 100% Delivery – Withdrawal of all Punishments awarded to Postmen for minor non-delivery of articles.
5. Fill up all vacant posts: [a] Undertake reassessment of vacancies in PA/SA cadre to rectify mistaken calculation of vacancies in all circles; [b] Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres in Department of Posts [Postal, RMS, MMS, Admn, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing etc] as on 31.12.2009; [c] Allow local recruitment as one time measure in Postal Accounts similar to 1997 at Sundernagar.
6. Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees in PA/SA Cadre; [b] Withdrawal of unilateral orders on piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters’ cadre until comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre is completed; [c] Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of LDC, Sorters & DEOs in Postal Accounts by amalgamation into a single Accounts Assistants cadre in the pay of Pb-1 with 2400 GP; [d] Comprehensive cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre in SBCO; and [e] Comprehensive cadre restructuring of Postmen/Mailguard/Multi Task Staff.
7. Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.
8. Grant of Parity in Pay Scale [PB-1 with GP 2400/-] for MMS Drivers on par with Drivers of Parliament Secretariat – Recruitment of adequate number of Drivers – Sanction of OSA for the long distance logistics van drivers of MMS – Technology training to Work Shop staff and grant of Data Entry Operators scale of pay to Work Shop Staff.
9. Implement Supreme Court Orders for revision of wages from 1.1.2006 [6th CPC wages] to all RRR Candidates, Casual Laborers, Contingent staff, GDS Substitutes etc – Grant Temporary Status to eligible Full Time Status Casual laborers; Convert Part Time into Full Time; Absorb Full Time, Part Time, contingent in vacant GDS Posts.
10. Fill up all vacancies of Postmen and Mail guards - Roll back the unscientific scheme of Single Postman Beat System – Modify certain unscientific work norms of Postmen / MTS finalised by Work Study Unit - Enhance the Postman Double Duty Allowance as per the recommendations of 6th CPC.
11. Remove all local anomalies in MACP Scheme like application of benchmark for the period prior to introduction of MACP Scheme; Grant MACP on ‘Average’ benchmark like Department of Railways; Denial of MACP for acts of denial of regular promotion earlier to introduction of MACP; Denial to grant PB-2 while upgradation to Grade Pay 4200 and above to Group ‘C’ Officials etc.
12. Creation of System Administrators Cadre with higher pay scales and absorption of all System Administrators in the new cadre during initial composition – Uniform Norms for System Administrators including work hours, number of systems, distance factor – Financial compensation for special and extra work performed by System Administrators.
13. Early finalisation of Recruitment Rules for upgraded Group ‘C’ in PB-1 with 1800 GP – Ensure present system of absorption of GDS and TS CLS in Group ‘D’ posts into the new RR without insisting for the educational qualification – Filling up all the posts of Multi Tasking Staff without any delay.
14. Amalgamation of Group ‘C’ Accounts Cadres of DoP and DoT.
15. Roll back of the Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work – Augment required staff strength in PLI branch of CO/RO/DPLI –Maintain centralized accounting system through the Office of DPLI Kolkata – Fill up the vacant posts of COs/ROs/DPLI Kolkata to manage huge shortage;
16. Parity of scale of pay of Ministerial Cadre in Postal Civil Wing on par with the Postal Assistants and upgradation of posts of Works Clerk Grade –II/Grade-I/Head Clerk – Filling up of all vacant posts of technical as well as ministerial posts – Creation of one Civil Wing Circle for each Postal Circle.
17. Regularise the HSG-I, HSG-II, LSG arrangements and grant Officiating Pay & Allowances to all Officials holding the posts.

PROGRAMME OF ACTION

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

The patience of Postal Employees is grossly misunderstood by the Postal Administration as our weakness and a license to impose whatever retrograde policies they could think of. Time has come to unite as one man and raise our strong voice against all kinds of humiliation. Let us mentally get prepared for a sustained struggle by accepting all sacrifices. No advancement was achieved without sacrifices and no advancement is possible without further sacrifices. We have presented a united platform of struggle and it is now the responsibility of the rank and file to get organized with all their ideological and other differences left aside in the common interest of all of us. We call upon you to undertake all measures unitedly by forgetting all local differences and stand as one Man with full determination. Our each and every programme decided by the Postal JCA has to be taken to the last employee of the department. Every programme has to be converted into a total success.

• On 4th June when the CHQ issues Notice of Indefinite Strike to Department, all levels of our Organisations shall serve the copy of Strike Notice to respective Administration by organising massive demonstrations.
• All India Strike Campaign Tour by CHQ leaders [Details soon to be circulated]
• The Postcard Campaign and Meet the Public Representatives like M.Ps/M.L.As shall be a tremendous success to put pressure on the Department. [Text of Postcard Campaign enclosed as Annexure.]The Honorable Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies may be submitted a copy of this JCA Letter seeking their kind intervention to write to Shri.A.Raja Honorable MOC&IT for settlement of our justified demands.
• Black Badge wearing and Demands Highlights Day on 29th June, 2010 to draw the attention of the Government about our determination to go on strike. [Text of Badge is supplied in the Annexure]
• The Non-cooperation Programme from July 5-9 shall show to the Government / Department that without our cooperation it will not be possible for the Department to run the show anywhere including Project Arrow Offices and Speed Post Centres etc. The Non-cooperation programme should clearly prove that if we work according to Rules then the functions and operations will come to a standstill. This Programme should be a prelude to the success of the Indefinite Strike from 13th July.
• Indefinite Strike from 06.00 Hrs on 13th July 2010.

United we win! Divided we fall! Unite to win!!

With Struggle Greetings,


K.RAGAVENDRAN D.THEAGARAJAN
SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE SECRETARY GENERAL FNPO


K.V.SRIDHARAN D.KISHANRAO
GENERAL SECRETARY P3[NFPE] GENERAL SECRETARY P3 [FNPO]

ISHWAR SINGH DABAS T.N.RAHATE
GENERAL SECRETARY P4 [NFPE] GENERAL SECRETARY P4 [FNPO]


GIRI RAJ SINGH D.THEAGARAJAN
GENERAL SECRETARY R3 [NFPE] GENERAL SECRETARY R3 [FNPO]



P.SURESH A. SIDDIQUE
GENERAL SECRETARY R4 [NFPE] GENERAL SECRETARY R4 [FNPO]

PRANAB BHATTACHARJEE O.P.KANNA
GENERAL SECRETARY ADMN [NFPE] GENERAL SECRETARY ADMN [FNPO]



P.RAJANAYAGAM P.U. MURALIDHARAN
GENERALSECRETARYAIPAEA[NFPE] GENERAL SECRETARY NUGDS

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
GENERAL SECRETARY AIPEDEU


TEXT OF POST CARD CAMPAIGN

To
Shri.A.Raja
Honourable MOC & IT
Government of India
Electronic Nikethan
CGO Complex
Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110001
____________________________________________________________________________

Respected Sir,
POSTAL EMPLOYEES REQUEST YOUR KIND INTERVENTION TO DIRECT THE POSTAL BOARD TO DISCUSS THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION FOR REACHING SETTLEMENT OF OUR JUSTIFIED ISSUES.
THANKING YOU SIR,
YOURS FAITHFULLLY
Name:
Designation:
Office:
Date:
______________________



TEXT OF BLACK BADGE
DEMANDS HIGHLIGHTS DAY
29.06.2010
WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT
OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED BY
POSTAL JCA

Sunday, May 16, 2010

WORKSHOP FOR UNION OFFICE BEARERS ON POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE

THE PLI DIRECTORATE CONDUCTED WORKSHOP FOR UNION OFFICE BEARERS ON 14-05-2010 AT POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE,INDIA,GHAZIABAD.THE SECRETARIES-GENERAL AND GENERAL SECRETARIES OF THE FEDERATIONS AND UNIONS INCLUDING THE GDS UNIONS PARTICIPATED.DR.UDAY BALAKRISHNAN,MEMBER(PLI),SRO S.SARKAR,DIRECTOR POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE,SRI S.K.SINHA CGM PLI,PRATIBHA NATH JT.DIRECTOR PSC, AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE PLI DIRECTORATE PARTICIPATED IN THE WORK SHOP.

SRI S.K.SINHA MADE THE PRESENTATION ON THE POSTALLIFE INSURANCE.HE CONGRATULATED THE STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT IN MAKING THE DEPARTMENT NO 2 IN THE COUNTRY IN INSURANCE BUSINESS.THE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVED 4.5 MILLION PLI AND 13.6 MILLION RPLI POLICIES WHICH IS A MILE STONE IN THE INSURANCE SECTOR.THE GENERAL SECRETARY SUBMITTED THE VIES OF THE UNION THROUGH THE PRESENTATION WHICH IS POSTED HEREUNDER .THE GENERAL SECRETARY ASKED THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE REJOINDER ON THE PROPAGANDA IN THE MEDIA THAT THERE IS NO PERMISSION FOR THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT FROM IRDA FOR THE INSURANCE BUSINESS WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR WICH THE MEMBER RECTED POSITIVELY.THE GS ALSO RAISED THE UNETHICAL SPLITTING OF POLICIES AND NON RENEWAL OF PLOCIES AND NON ISSUE OF POLICIES IN TIME WHICH IS DEVOLOPING NEGATIVE MARKET.THE DETAILED REPORT IS POSTED HEREUNDER


Phone&Fax:011-25990103
Email:nape_groupc@live.com
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES, GROUP C
(Central Head Quarters)
Flat No 10-D, New Mahavirnager, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-110018

NO.68-17 Date 14-05-2010

VIEWS ON THE MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN FOR FORMULATION OF STRATEGIES FOR ACIEVING THE VISION

Sir,

In reply to your DO NO 30-2/2010-LI dated 3.5.10; this union would like to furnish the following views. You are aware, that millions of polices have been procured during the last year, but not delivered the Books/PDS till date. This alone shows our concern to customer. Over ambitious and enthusiastic targets yielded unhealthy policies, particularly in the filed of micro insurance causing a very negative market .We will be deceiving our own valued customers for ever by encouraging unhealthy proposals.

We are also customers for many other schemes, and we feel bad if no service is rendered by the service provider. The other service provider, in the insurance field is able to render very wonderful service to the satisfaction of the customer with little staff. Having been provided with vast net work facility, a little after sales services is rendered by us. The quest should be for realistic and practicable achievements followed by door delivery of the goods.

This union has gathered the opinion of all the members working in remote, rural, semi urban and urban areas and has come to a conclusion that the service rendered by us is not up to the mark of the customer. The micro insurance though getting good number of policies, the very purpose of insurance is defeated as the same person is taking 10 policies at a time. Therefore, the entire system of micro insurance has to be reviewed thoroughly before extending the same to PLI also.

This union therefore urge upon the following changes urgently for better after sales service.

1. New Establishment for PLI & RPLI schemes.

Despite increase of the PLI & RPLI in many folds no new establishment is provided till date. This union therefore, proposes to provide a new and separate establishment.

Two Postal Assistants at every HO
Five Postal Assistants, One ASP at each Divisional Office
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2. Realistic Targets.

Impracticable and ambitious targets causing unhealthy policies particularly in the area of micro-insurance. Therefore there should be realistic targets for ever as is below

3. Infrastructure:

1. Common software

The present software developed by the NIC is having many mistakes and our dependency on them is to be reduced and we should have our own servers and software.
2. Common and professional training to all GDS/PA/SPMs/Postmasters etc
The present In-house and Licentiate trainings are not result oriented and therefore, a professional and common training is to be prepared and sent to all the units in accordance with norms of the IRDA. The Daily Allowance of Rs.200 to the GDS PLI sales force is not sufficient and the same should be at least Rs. 500
3. Wide range, Common print and media advertisement across the nation
The present publicity of PLI scheme is also not up-to the standards. Advise of the reputed ad-agency is to be taken urgently for a common advertisement across the nation..
4. Provision of sufficient Funds Stationary
Sufficient funds have to be given to all the Circles at the time of distribution of targets for printing of PLI stationery viz: Loan/Surrender/Maturity /AEA forms and death Claim forms and PLI/RPLI proposals forms /PRBS/PDS
Software & Hardware
Good company & make computers and printers @ two and five to each HO/Division have to be provided along UPS and AMC
5. Regular payment of incentive
Most of the Circles are not regular in payment of incentive to PLI/RPLI sales force. There was an order from the PLI Directorate to effect payment of incentive with effect from 1.10.09 to all the marketing staff by the Divisional offices . But no software is provided so far. In Andhra Pradesh incentive is being recovered from about 500 PLI sales force due to audit objection which is demoralizing the DE/DAs/DO s/FOs. This may be stopped urgently.
6. Updation of pre 10/08 pay, cash and other schedules.
Software was provided for uploading PLI/RPL pay and cash policies after 10/08 on development of Web based software. But there is no provision for uploading of pre 1/08 schedules. This may kindly be taken into consideration and software may be developed .
7. Extension of PLI scheme to all public as was done in RPLI
As on now only government employees are eligible for PLI plans. Since the Department has given high targets, the scheme may kindly be extended to the other general public.
Therefore, we must have a common strategy not for achievement of over ambitious and unrealistic high targets but for provision of best after sales service. This union is ready to extend any kind of support from all the members, if the above required provisions are made urgently. Let us march, joining the hands together for the betterment of the services to our valued customers.

Yours Sincerely

( D.Kishan Rao)
GENERAL SECRETARY

To
Sri. S.K. Sinha
Chief General Manager (PLI)
Chankyapuri New Delhi -110021

POSTAL JCA DECIDES FOA PROGRAMME OF ACTION AND INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 13TH JULY 2010

THE POSTAL JCA OF NFPE,FNPO AND GDS UNIONS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDES FOR LAUNCHING A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES CULMINATING IN NON COOPERATION IN THE FIRST PHASE OF ACTION AND INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 12TH JULY 2010.

PROGRAMME OF ACTION

1-06-2010 SERVING OF STRIKE NOTICE AT ALL LEVELS
8-06-2010 TO BLACK BADGE COMPAIGNE AND MEETING THE PUBLIC PERSONALITIES
15-06-2010

29-06-2010 DEMANDS HIGH LIGHTS DAY

5-07-2010 TO
09-07-2010 NON COOPERATION

12-07-2010 GOLDEN JUBILEE OF 1960 STRIKE AND REMEMBERING THE SACRIFICES OF L
LEADERS

13-07-2010 INDEFINITE STRIKE

THE POSTAL JCA DISCUSSED IN LENGTH THE FRESH ONSLAUGHTS ON THE DEPARTMENT AND THE EMPLOYEES AND APPOINTING McKinsey A MULTINATIONAL CONSULTANT FOE EFFECTING STRUCTURAL REORGANIZATION AND CLOSURE OF POST OFFICES.THE DETAILED PROGRAMME WILL BE PLACED IN THE WEBSITE TOMORROW AFTER APPROVAL BY THE UNIONS

ORGANIZE- PREPARE FOR THE TOTAL SHOW DOWN TO SAVE THE POSTAL SERVICES AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE HAVING UPSO OBLIGATION-FOLLOW THE FOOT STEPS OF POSTAL WORKERS STRUGGLING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD FOR EXISTENCE AND BREAKING THE THE CLUTCHES OF
TRP AND GATT.IT IS THE TIME FOE SACRIFICE TO SAVE OUR MOTHER
GENERAL SECRETARY NAPEC


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CHQ NEWS

THE CHQ HAS TAKEN UP THE FOLLOWING AND THE PROGRESS IS AS INDICATED BELOW

1.The General secretary met the concerned officers and represented for further extension of promotions in HSGI to the officials who wee promoted to the cadre as a one time measure and further extensions were permitted by the DOPT. the file now submitted to the DOPT.Some of the officials in Tamilnadu were revered.The CHQ took up the cases.The permission from DOPT is expected shortly.

2.In circles like Bihar the allowances being drawn to the treasurers etc were stopped after the incumbents got MACP I,irregularly without any clarification from Directorate
The CHQ already taken up the restoration of allowances which were withdrawn consequent on promotion to TBOP/BCR as per the recommendations of V CPC as MACPS did not effect the individuals position.The Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to take up such cases if any with the CHQ

3. The CHQ has written to the Department to issue fresh guidelines for rotational transfers in the background of MACP. The Department is not inclined to issue any guidelines and the guide lines of 2002 will continue.

General Secretary NAPEC

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF NATIONAL ANOMALIES COMMITTEE

THE OFFICIAL MINUTES of NATIONAL ANOMALIES COMMITTEE ARE POSTED IN THE BELOW SHOWN LINK




http:
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Friday, May 7, 2010

DOP RESTORED TRADE UNION FACILITIES TO RESPONDENTS

The Department restored the trade union facilities to NAPE,Group C,AIPEU Class III and All India RMS/MMS ASP&IP Association which were withdrawn on the interim order of the Madras High Court in writ petition No 5848 filed by BPEU.The order is reproduced hereunder. the Circle/Divisional Secretaries should ask restoration of all trade union facilities immediately with the concerned authorities. General Secretary NAPEC


Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-llOOOl.





No.09j01j2010-SR
To


Dated: -


6th May, 2010





1.       All Heads of Postal Circle,
2.       All Postmasters General,
3.       Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP)
4.       CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi
5.       CGM, BD & MD, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
6.       CGM, MB & OD, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
7.       DDG (PAF) j Chief Engineer (Civil)j ADG (Admn), Department of Posts.
8.Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai. 9. All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
10. Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi l1.All DirectorsjDy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).
I am directed to refer to the Department's letters of even number dated 01.04.2010 and dated 19.04.2010 on the above-mentioned subject. Honorable High Court of Judicature at Madras, has passed an order dated 26.04.2010 in the Writ Petition No. 5848 of 2010 vacating the interim injunction order and directing the Respondents to expedite the process of verification under Rule 7 (of the CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993) and announce the results expeditiously preferably within three months from the date of receipt of copy of this order.
            2.          Consequent upon directions of the Court, the trade union facilities, which were
withdrawn from Respondents No.5 to 7 of the Petition, stand restored.
3. As per schedule of verification indicated in the Department's letter No. 13j 10j2010-SR dated 18.02.2010 ibid, the stage of submission of 'Letters of authorization' has been completed on 26.04.2010. In order to comply with the directions of the Court, it is requested to stick to the prescribed time schedule to complete the verification process and submit the consolidated statement in Pro-forma IV to the undersigned within the stipulated date i.e. by 25.06.2010 positively.
 4.  Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
Yours faithfull
Sd/-  
Subhash Chander
                                                                                                                    Director (SR& Legal)



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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

LATEST NEWS

The General Secretary discussed the following issues with the concerned officers of the Department and the latest position is:
  1. .Consequent on dismissal of Bharatiya case in Chennai High Court as posted in our Website orders are under issue ,restoring all the trade union facilities to AIPEU,Class III and NAPE GROUP C, including deputation of General secretaries on Foreign service and orders expected today
  2. .The NAPE Group C requested for issue of fresh Guidelines on rotation transfers  last month. The file is being processed and orders will be issued shortly.
  3.  The General Secretary requested for extension of promotion to the HSG I officials who were promoted as one time measure  and continued for further period ,pending issue of new recruitment rules. The file is under submission and extension will be granted in due course.
          GS NAPEC

DOP &T CONTITUTES ANOMALIES COMMITTEE ON MACP

       The DOPT constituted  Joint Anomalies committee   to look in to the Anomalies arising out of implementation of MACP. The Circle /Divisional Secretaries may send the Anomalies to the CHQ for taking up with the Federation to send them to the National Anomalies committee.We may also demand for constitution of such committee at Department level as the Postal Department as naval anomalies.

 GS,NAPEC              
        


                                                                    No.111112010-JCA
                                                                   Government of India
                                        Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
                                                       Department of Personnel & Training 

                                                                           ******
                                                                                                                           North Block, New Delhi,
                                                                                                                          Dated the 3rd May 2010
                                                            
                                                      OFFICE MEMORANDUM
             
                            Subject: Constitution of a Joint Committee to examine the Anomalies
                                          pertaining to the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme.


                          The undersigned is directed to refer the discussions during the second meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 27* March 2010 and to state that it has been decided to constitute a Joint Committee to examine the anomalies pertaining to the Modified Asswed Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). The Composition of the Joint Committee will be as under:
                       Oficial Side                                                       Staff Side
1. Joint Secretary (Estt), DoP&T- Chairman.              1. Shri M. Raghvahiya
2. Joint Secretary (Pers), Deptt. Of Expenditure           2. Shri S.K. Vyas
3. Director (E-I), DoPT.                                              3. Shri C. Srikumar
4. Director1 DS(JCA), DoPT - Member Secy.           4. Shri Umraomal Purohit

2. The Joint Committee shall examine all the anomalies pertaining to MACPS
forwarded by the Secretary, Staff Side and submit its report to the Chairman of the
National Anomaly Committee.    
                                   
                                                                                                 SD/-
                                                                             
                                                                                    DINESH KAPILA 
                                                                                 Deputy Secretary (JCA)

TO
Chairman and all Members of the Joint Committee on MACPS.


Copy also to:

1. PPS to Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, North Block, 1New Delhi.
2. All Members of the National Anomaly Committee.
3. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Firoz Shah Road,New Delhi
4. N I CDo.P& T with the request that this O.M. may be placed on the
website.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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