Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 TO ALL

THE NAPE GROUP C WISHES HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL  THE MEMBERS OFFICE BEARERS VIEWERS.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

NEW DELHI





DISCUSSION WITH POSTAL BOARD - NO PROGRESS



JCA DECIDES TO GO AHEAD WITH THE STRIKE DECISION

HOLD MASS DHARNA ON 10.01.2012 IN FRONT OF CIRCLE/REGIONAL/DIVISIONAL OFFICEs



On 27.12.2011, Discussion on 25 point Charter of Demands has been held with the Postal Board -Member (Personnel), Member (Operations), Member (PLI) and Member (Planning). The discussion lasted for eight hours. Even though the staff side has elaborately explained all the demands raised in the Charter, there was no favourable or result-oriented settlement on any of the demands. Thereafter the Central JCA met and decided to go ahead with the strike decision. It is decided to intensify the campaign. Accordingly the Central JCA calls upon all the Branch/Divisional/Circle Union to organize MASS Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional/Divisional offices on 10.01.2012. It is also decided to organize candle-light protest demonstration/procession/rallies on all important places on 16.01.2012. Further all intensive campaign such as squad work, conventions, general bodies, press conferences etc may be organized at all levels. Make the indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 a historic success.

GENERAL SECRETARY



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ministry of Communications & IT


                                                  Department of Posts

                                                         SR Section

                                       Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

                                                    New Delhi -110001.



                             F.No. 8/15/2011-SR                                   Dated the 22nd December, 2011



Sujbect:- Notice of indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 served by Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIl Postal Extral Departmental Employees Union and National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks – Meeting of Members, Postal Services Board with the Postal Joint Council of Action.



This has refreence to note of even No. Dated 16.12.2011 dealing with notice for indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 served by Postal Joint Council of Action along with their 25-point Charter of Demands. Vide the above note, all Division heads were requested to furnish comments/Action Taken Reports in regard to the issues concerning them.



2. As decided with the approval of Secretary(Posts), the issues raised in the Charter of Demands will be discussedc in the meetings to be taken by respective Members, Postal Services Board with the Postal Joint Council of Action on 27.12.2011 in Shri K.R. Murthy Room, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi as per timings indicated below:



(i). Member(P) will take meeting in the Forenoon stating at 10.30 AM.

(ii). Member(O) – 2.30 P.M.

(iii). Member(PLI) -3.30 P.M

(iv). Member(Planning) -4.30 P.M



All the concerned heads of divisions will make it convenient to attend the meeting along with updated comments/ATRs, which may also be sent to SR Section by 23.12.2011.



3. As regareds issue relating to Postal A/Cs Wing/Civil Wing, DDG(PAF)/CE(Civil) will take the meeting in the afternoon of 27.12.2011, timing for which will be fixed keeping in view convenience of both the sides.

Sd/-

(Subhash Chander)

Director (SR & Legal)





POSTMASTER CADRE-ORDERS

FILLING UP OF SHORT TERM VACANCIES IN THE


NEWLY INTRODUCED CADRE OF POSTMASTER





Sub: Filling up of short term vacancies in the newly introduced cadre of Postmaster-Reg.



D.G. Posts No. 4-61/2011-SPB.II dated 21 Dec 2011.



I am directed to say that references are being received from Circles seeking clarifications with regard to filling up of the short terms vacancies in Postmaster Grade-I,II & III. It has been reported that representations have been received from Postmaster Grade-I /II officials asking for officiating promotion to Postmaster Grade-II/III although such officials do not fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria stipulated under the relevant Recruitment Rules.



2. It has been clarified vide Dte's letter of even number dated 7/8-2.2011 that the posts of Postmaster Grade-III should not be filled up under initial constitution clause by appointing HSG-I officials for the reason that sufficient number of regular officials in HSG-I would not have become available. It was further clarified that these posts can be filled up only after reviewing the position in the light of options received from eligible officials and appropriate decision taken by the Directorate in the matter. As per clarification No. 4 of Directorate's letter of even number dated 10.2.2011, the posts identified for Postmaster Cadres will be deemed to have been designated as Postmaster Grade-I, II & III with effect only from the dates those are filled up regularly. Therefore, the Post of Postmaster Grade III will be deemed to be so designated only when these are filled up through initial constitution clause. Infact, in terms of the clarification No.4 dated 10.2.2011, these posts cannot be treated as vacant by the Circle. In the given circumstances when at present there are no posts of Postmaster Grade-III in existence, the question of filling up through officiating arrangement does not arise. Thus, till the posts so identified as Postmaster Grade-III will continue to be manned by officials in General line.



3. Regarding officiating arrangement in the vacancies of more than 45 days in Postmaster Grade-I & II, which have become vacant after they are designated as Postmaster Grade-I & II by filling up through initial constitution as clause as per the provisions of Recruitment Rules, the clarification No. 3 given vide Dte. Letter of even number dated 10.2.2011 was issued stating inter-alia that for filling up of leave vacancies / adhoc vacancies for more that 45 days in Postmaster Grade, the procedure prescribed in Dte's letter No. 137-99/2009-SPB.II dated 23.12.2009 should be followed. It is envisaged in the said letter that only those employees in feeder grade fulfilling the eligibility condition prescribed in the Recruitment Rules should be considered for adhoc promotion.



4. Subsequently, Directorate has issued instructions vide letter No. 137-64/2010-BPG.II dated 28.7.2011 permitting grant of officiating pay and Allowances to Selection Grade Officials who officiated in LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I posts in term of Rule 27 of Postal Manual Vol. IV against the vacancies not exceeding three months. As per this Rule, the list of approved officers is prepared by the DPC and approved by the appointing authority and only when administrative exigencies required it, a person not in the list or not the first in order in the list may be appointed.



5. Similar benefit has also been allowed to Selection Grade officials in terms of Rule 50 of Postal Manual Vol. IV which provides for officiating arrangement against the vacancies of short duration i.e. not more than ne month and more than four months in the cadres in which promotion is made from officials working in different stations, sub-divisions or divisions in a Circle and in the cadres in which promotion is made from officials working in the same office or station.



6. In view of the above, to make officiating arrangements in vacancies nots exceeding three months and vacancies of short duration i.e. not more than one and four months in Postmaster Grade I & II, which become vacant after they are designated as Postmaster Grade-I & II, the Circles may follow the instructions contained in Dte. Letter No. 137-64/2010-SPB-II dated 28..7.2011.



Sd/-

(Alka Tewari)

Assistant Director General (SPN)





                                SENIOR POSTMASTER EXAMINATION 2011

                                   CLARIFICATION ON ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA



Sub: Senior Postmaster Examination, 2011-Clarification on eligibility Criteria Reg.

                  D.G. Posts No.4-58/2011-SPB.II dated 21 December, 2011.



I am directed to say that references have been received from some Circles seeking clarifications as to whether Asstt. Supdt. Posts (ASPO) who are in the grade of Rs.4600/- and those ASPOs granted Rs. 4800/-as Grade pay under MACP scheme are eligible to appear for the ensuing Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Senior Postmasters (Gazetted) to be held on 31.12.2011 and whether the Inspector of Posts who have been granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- under MACP are eligible to appear for the said Senior Postmasters Examination.



2. According to the Recruitment Rules, 75% of the vacancies in the grade of Senior Postmaster are required to be filled up by the Inspector of Posts (IPOs) with six years of regular service in the grade by promotion through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination and 25% of vacancies by promotion from amongst the officers holding the post of Postmaster Grade.III with two years regular service (including regular service in HSG-I, if any). Therefore, ASPOs holding the post on regular in the grade pay of Rs.4600/- and such ASPOs who are in receipt of Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- under MACP scheme are not eligible to appear in the said examination.



3. Further, as per Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme (MACPS), on grant of financial upgradation under the scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. The financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis. Thus, those regular IPOs who have been granted financial upgradation under MACP would continue to function against their existing posts. Therefore, higher Grade Pay derived by IPOs because of financial upgradation under the MACP scheme will not be a bar to such IPOs to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the post of Senior Postmaster as they continue to be the regular incumbents of the post of IPO.



4. Circles are requested to take into account the above clarifications while deciding the eligibility of officers holding the post of ASPO and IPO for Senior Postmaster Departmental Examination, 2011.

Sd/-

(Alka Tewari)

Assistant Director General (SPN)









Sunday, December 18, 2011

BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBERATIONS OF K.RAMAMURTI AT KOLKATA

THE BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBERATIONS OF K.RAMA MURTI A GRAND MEETING WAS ARRANGED AT KOLKATA ON 16TH OF DECEMBER 2011 BY WEST BENGAL FNPO COORDINATION COMMITTEE.SRI D.KISAN RAO,GENERAL SECRETARY,NAPEC INAUGURATED THE CELEBERATION MEETING.SRI S.K.CAKRABORTHY,CPMG,WEST BENGAL IN IS ADDRESS PAID HOMAGE TO TE GREAT LEADER REMEMBERING HIS SERVICE TO THE WORKERS AND THE DEPARTMENT.SRI SANJIV RANJAN,DPS(HQ) ADDRESSED THE GATHERING.S/S.O.P.KHANNA,GS AIPAOA,A..SIDDIQUI,GS,NURMS,P.G DUTTA BANIK,CS,K.MANOHAR RAO CS,AP,GP.MUTUKRISNAN,CS,TN,B.SIVAKUMAR,CS KARNATAKA AND ALL CWC MEMBERS ADDRESSED TE MEETING.SRI RAJAT S DAS CORODINATED TE FUNCTION.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Friday, December 16, 2011

INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE SERVED

JCA SERVED INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE TO THE SECRETARY,DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ON 15-12-2011.
STRIKE NOTICE ALSO SERVED AT CIRCLE DIVISIONAL LEVEL
START PREPARATIONS FOR THE STRIKE FROM 17TH JANUARY
SAVE THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT

GENERAL SECRETARY

Sunday, December 11, 2011

                                           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 SEVAKS

                                                               NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011                                                                                               Dated 05.12.2011

To

Ms. Manjula Prasher,

Secretary Department of Posts,

Dak Bhawan,

New Delhi-110116



Subject: Non implementation of assurances and revival of postponed Indefinite Strike.

Respected Madam,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have come to unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification.

On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTS are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

We hope that the Postal Board shall come forward for a negotiated settlement on all the issues mentioned above.
Detailed charter of demands and strike notice will be served on 15-12.2011.

Yours faithfully,

M. Krishnan                                        D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE              Secretary General, FNPO

S. S. Mahadevaiah                           P.U. Muralidharan
General Secretary                             General Secretary
AIPEDEU                                           NUGDS


                                               POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
                           NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
                          FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIS
                 ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
                                      NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
                                                       NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated 05.12.2011

CENTRAL JCA DECIDES TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

FOR ALL INDIA INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 17.01.2012

STRIKE NOTICE WILL BE SERVED ON 15.12.2011



* Against Unilateral Move to Implement Mail Network Optimization Project [L1 and L2] in RMS;

* Against Violation of Assurances and Non-implementation of Agreed Demands of 5th July, 2011 Deferred Strike

* ORGANISE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS / DHARNAS IN FRONT OF ALL CIRCLE / REGIONAL / DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 15.12.2011.

* ALL INDIA LEADERS OF CENTRAL JCA WILL SIT ON HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN ON 26.12.2011.

MAKE THE INDEFINITE STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have come to unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification.

On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTS are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

The Central JCA calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS employees to implement all the above agitational programmes in the true spirit and make the indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012 a grand success.

If the Postal Board is not ready to come for a result-oriented and time-bound negotiated settlement, the entire Postal and RMS Service should be paralyzed from 17.01.2012. All Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately circulate this circular to all the divisions and branches without any delay to facilitate effectively organizing the programmes and the strike.

It is again a struggle for our survival.

It is a struggle of life and death to lakhs of Postal Workers.

Let the Postal,, RMS, Administrative, Postal Accounts, GDS, SBCO and Civil Wing employees come together to stage another glorious indefinite strike.

Fraternally Yours,

M. Krishnan                                                              D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE                                      Secretary General, FNPO



K. V. Sridharan                                                        D. Kishan Rao
General Secretary, AIPEU Group 'C'                     General Secretary, NAPE Group 'C'
Ishwar Singh Dabas                                                        T. N. Rahate
General Secretary                                                         General Secretary
Postmen, MTS & Group 'D'                         NAPE Postmen, MTS & Group 'D'
Giriraj Singh                                                               D. Theagarajan
General Secretary                                                    General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU Group 'C'                                 R-3, FNPO
P. Suresh                                                                      A. H. Siddique
General Secretary                                                         General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group 'D'                         R-4, FNPO



Pranab Bhattacharjee                                                           O.P.Khanna
General Secretary                                                           General Secretary
AIPAOEU Group C & D Admn. Emp. Association-                  FNPO

S. S. Mahadevaiah                                                       P.U. Muralidharan
General Secretary                                                       General Secretary
AIPEDEU                                                                      NUGDS



T. Satyanarayana H.L. Ramteke

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPAEA AIPAOA



S. Appanraj S. Sambandam

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPSBCOEA NASBCO



S. A. Raheem Pratha Pratim Ghorai

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPCWEA NUCWE











Friday, December 9, 2011

STRIKE DATE CHANGED


          INDEFINITE STRIKE DATE CHANGEDFROM 3rd JANUARY TO 17th JANUARY, 2012.

TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE DIFFICULTIES EXPRESSED BY SOME OF CIRCLE SECRETARIES AND GENERAL SECRETARIES GDS UNIONS FOR ORGANIZING STRIKE IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER WITH IN A SHORT PERIOD, THE CENTRAL JCA HAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE DATE OF INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 3rd JANUARY TO 17th JANUARY, 2012. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE STRIKE NOTICE SERVING DATE AND HUNGER FAST BY GENERAL SECRETARIES.
COPY OF THE STRIKE NOTICE AND CHARTER OF DEMANDS WILL BE EXHIBITED IN THE WEB SITE SHORTLY.
GENERAL SECRETARY







Wednesday, December 7, 2011


POSTAL JOINT COIUNCIL OF ACTION DECIDES TO ORGANISE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 3RD JANUARY 2012

                                     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 SEVAKS

NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated 05.12.2011



                           CENTRAL JCA DECIDES TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

                           FOR ALL INDIA INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 03.01.2012

                                STRIKE NOTICE WILL BE SERVED ON 15.12.2011



*Against Unilateral Move to Implement Mail Network Optimization Project [L1 and L2] in RMS;

*Against Violation of Assurances and Non-implementation of Agreed Demands of 5th July, 2011 Deferred Strike

- ORGANISE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS / DHARNAS IN FRONT OF ALL CIRCLE / REGIIONAL / DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 15.12.2011.

- ALL INDIA LEADERS OF CENTRAL JCA WILL SIT ON HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN ON 26.12.2011.

MAKE THE INDEFINITE STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have to come unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification. On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTs are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative,, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 3rd January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

The Central JCA calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS employees to make all the above agitational programmes in the true spirit and make the indefinite strike from 3rd January, 2012 a grand success.

If the Postal Board is not ready to come for a result-oriented and time-bound negotiated settlement, the entire Postal and RMS Service should be paralyzed from 03.01.2012.

It is again a struggle for our survival.

It is a struggle of life and death to lakhs of Postal Workers.

Let the Postal,, RMS, Administrative, Postal Accounts, GDS, SBCO and Civil Wing employees come together to stage another glorious indefinite strike.

Fraternally Yours,

Secretary General     Secretary General

NFPE                                FNPO

&

All General Secretaries of NFPE and FNPO

&

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPEDEU                   NUGDS





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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

RECRUITMENT RULES FOR PA/SA 2011


Saturday, November 19, 2011Recruitment Rules Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants, 2011
Department of Posts has notified Department of Posts ( Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants) (Group-C Non-gazetted) Recruitment Rules, 2011. These have been published in Official Gazette on 3.11.2011. They come into force from the date of publication in Official Gazette.
For direct recruitment 10+2 or 12 Standard candidates with atleast 60% marks with English as compulsory subject [ excluding vocational stream], 55% for OBC and 45% for SC/ST will be eligible.
GDS should have obtained 50% marks in +2 or 12th standard and should have put in minimum 5 years service.
For downloading gazettee notification click on the rigt side NUPEGC-DATABASE and Gazettee notification PA.Pdf in te database.
GENERAL SECRETARY




Friday, November 18, 2011

CHANGES IN PFDRA BILL

Central Government clears changes in PFRDA Bill, allows 26% FDI in pension


Govt clears changes in PFRDA Bill, allows 26% FDI in pension

The govt on Wednesday approved amendments to the PFRDA Bill 2011 while agreeing to the proposed 26 percent foreign investment in the pension sector but refrained from providing assured returns to subscribers in the proposed law.

The government had decided not to mention FDI cap in the legislation itself for retaining the flexibility of changing it through an executive order. The 26 per cent FDI cap is to be mentioned in the regulations to the legislation.

The changes to the PFRDA Bill were approved by the Union Cabinet at its meeting in New Delhi.

The Bill, which has already been scrutinised by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, is likely to be taken up for consideration and passage in the Winter Session beginning 22nd November.

"The government is of the view that FDI cap in the pension should be at 26 per cent at par with the insurance sector. However, it would like to retain the flexibility of changing the cap of FDI as and when required and that is why it has not been kept as part of the bill", an official spokesperson said.

The proposed legislation, the official said, will not provide assured returns to the subscribers of pension schemes.

The Committee, which is headed by senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, wanted the government to specify the FDI cap in the legislation itself and provide minimum guaranteed return to subscribers.

The government also turned down the Committee's recommendation for allowing greater flexibility to subscribers of pension schemes for pre-mature withdrawal of funds from their accounts.

"The flexibility of withdrawals from funds under the pension scheme, however, would be tightened. It would be allowed only in case of genuine needs...It would be considered when the need is critical. It will not be allowed for frivolous reasons," the official explained.

The government, however, upheld the panel's suggestion to provide greater participation of the employees and stakeholders in the Pension Advisory Committee, the official said.

The Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 2011, was referred to the Standing Committee for consideration.

4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BLOG nupegc.blogspot.com

ON THE EVE OF FOURTH ANNIVERSARY TODAY ,THE NAPE,GROUPC CONVEYS SINCERE THANKS AND BEST WISHES TO THE VIEWERS,OFFICE BEARERS,MEMBERS FOR THIER SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE BLOG AND WE LOOK FORWARD THE SAME SUPPORT

GENERAL SECRETARY

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

POSTAL BILL 2011

FOR HIGLIGHTS OF NEW POSTAL BIILL CLICK ON THE NUPEGC-DATABASE  ON THE RIGHT SIDE
General Secretary

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CWC MEETING AT KOLKATA

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES, GROUP C


The central working committee of National Union of Postal employees, Group C will be held at Kolkata from 16th to 17th December 2011.The venue of the CWC will be RLO, Kolkata and Accommodation will be provided at the same venue. All the CWC members are requested to make travel arrangements. Notice of the meeting will be dispatched shortly.

GENERAL SECRETARY,NAPEC

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING

 THE MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING WAS HELD ON 12TH OCTOBER 2011 AS SCHEDULED.THE PROPOSALS OF NUPEGC WERE ALREADY SUBMITTED ON 21ST SEPTEMBER 2010 AND AGAIN 28TH SEPTEMBER 2011.THE STAFF SIDE DISCUSSED THE PROPOSALS SUBMITTED.THE CHAIRMAN AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS REQUESTED FOR SOME MORE TIME TO STUDY AND FINALIZE THE PROPOSALS FROM OFFICIAL SIDE.THE NEXT DATE OF THE MEETING IS NOT FIXED AND WILL BE NOTIFIED LATER.

GENERAL SECRETARY

Saturday, October 1, 2011

ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE NEXT DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL

NEW  ITEMS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE NEXT DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL.CLICK ON THE RIGHT SIDENUPEGC-DATABASE AND THEN JCM DC IN TE DATABASE FOR DOWN LOADING

GENERAL SECRETARY AND MEMBER

MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING

THE MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING WAS ELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER 2011 AFTER  REVISING  THE COMMITTEE.THE CHAIRMAN REQUESTED TE STAFF SIDE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS A FRESH.TE GS NAPEC ASKED FOR THE OLD COMMITTEE REPORT WIC CAN  BE USED AS BASE.THE GENERAL SECRETARY SUBMITTED FURTER PROPOSALS ON THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING.THE PROPOSALS ARE SUMMED UP UNDER.
CADRE RESTRUCTURING IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS PROPOSALS OF NAPE, GROUP C FOR POSTMASTER CADRE






Department of Posts has introduced fast track promotion scheme in February 2002 and conducted two examinations in the years 2003 & 2004. As the scheme was introduced on experimental basis for a period of 2 years and Department has reviewed the scheme after the said 2 years and decided to continue the same. But due to strong opposition from staff side the said scheme was withdrawn w.e.f 18.05.2006.



Now the department has unilaterally taken a decision to introduce Postmaster cadre vide its order no 4-17/2008-SPB/II dated 22.11.10 and also publishing the gazette notification of India no GSR741(E) dated 09.09.2010 by identifying 1/3rd posts of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I for Postmasters cadre. Thus 2097 LSG Posts, 511 HSG-II posts and 495 HSG-I postmasters were brought under postmasters cadre out of 5695 LSG posts 1077 HSG-II and 1176, HSG-I posts.



Firstly our union must strongly protest the introduction of such an important cadre without consulting unions, particularly when the proposal of cadre restructuring is under process in department even after constitution of cadre restructuring committee with a target date to complete the process of cadre restructuring by Dec-2010 itself.





1. After introduction of Postmaster cadre there will be 3 types of cadres in PA cadre like PA/ MACP-II/ MACP- III and LSG/HSG-II/ HSG- I and PM GR-I, PM GR-II/ PM GR-III creating a lot of confusion among the PAS and also to coming the 7th pay commission which may not able to identify what is what?



2. Any proposal of creation of new cadre/ cadre restructuring should improve the promotional aspects of the officials with financial benefit. But no such improvements were found in the proposal of Postmaster grade as no separate grade pay/ special allowance was proposed.



3. At present 3 years of regular service is required to get HSG-II promotion from LSG and likewise 3 years of service is required to get HSG-I from HSG – II. But now the same was increase to 6 & 5 years respectively to get Grade II from Grade-I and also to get Grade III from Grade – II which will be a severe set back to the promotional aspects of supervisor cadre.



4. As per existing orders 5 years of service in LSG or combined LSG/HSG-II/ HSG-I is enough for appearing Gr-B examination. But now in the postmaster cadre the same was as 2 years service in Grade – III for getting senior postmaster on seniority which will be another great set back and denial of natural justice to the officials opted for postmaster cadre as they have to wait for 13 years to get eligibility for getting Senior Postmaster (6+5+2) against present eligibility of 5 years in LSG cadre to appear for Gr-B examination.



5. As per para 6 III of DG (P) Memo No. 4-17/2008-SPB-II dated 22-11-2010 “after appointment in the Postmaster cadre their further progressive will be in the hierocracy in the postmaster cadre only” means the officials opted for postmaster cadre are not eligible for PSS Gr-B examination which will be another great set back to the officials opted to the cadre as they were eligible for 25% of 116 Senior Postmaster i.e just 29 Posts only.



6. There was no difference in discharging duties of LSG posts and Grade I Postmaster likewise HSG II/ Grade – II and HSG – I/ Grade – III as the duties of both are one and the same. But creation of one separate cadre as Postmaster cadre from just 1/3rd of LSG/ HSG – II/ HSG –I posts will bring no change in the efficiency of the Department. If the Department wants to improve the efficiency or to meet challenges in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and increase in productivity, the department may divide the present LSG/ HSG-II/ HSG- I Posts as Postmaster cadre and superior cadre, bringing all 850 HPOs and LSG/HSG II SOs under Postmaster cadre and remaining posts of APMs/ DPMs in LSG/ HSG- II under superior cadre. Thus all HPMs/ SPMs in LSG/ HSG-II/ HSG – I will come under postmaster cadre all APMs/ DPMs will come under supervisor cadre.



7. Nothing was mentioned about any special financial or administrative powers to postmaster cadre.



8. No special pay/ pay scale were introduced to the Postmaster cadre.



The Postmaster cadre has no charm at all either on pay benefit or on future promotional aspects. As per the Directorate order dated 22/11/2010 there is a need for meritorious officials for facing the technical and marketing challenges. The officials who were promoted under FTP examination in 2003 & 2004 are working up to the satisfaction of the Department in LSG / HSG –II/ HSG – I Posts. But this creation of Postmaster cadre caused severe uncertainty and dislocation in the supervisory cadre in the Department.



As already explained above there was no charm in the postmaster cadre, because



1. There was no attractive pay to Postmaster cadre officials as PA who was drawing 2400/- Grade pay will get just one increment +2800/- Grade Pay i.e 400/- increase in Grade pay to those who have qualified immediately after completion of 5 years of eligibility service. There will not be any benefit at all the of the officials who were qualified after 10 years of service as he might have already reached Rs.2800/- GP in MACP – I. But where as an official who qualified in IP examination is getting 4200 GP and a proposal for revision of GP to IP cadre Rs.4600/-. Is also under active consideration of Department as IP/ ASPOs association has already proceeded through CAT.



If the IP cadre has got 4600/- GP it will be serve discrimination in PM Grade – I will get Rs.2800/- GP only and IP cadre is getting Rs.4200/- GP and may get even 4600/-. If they succeed in CAT or their new proposal of merging IP/ ASPOs cadre and even by loosing gazetted status to ASPOs to get 4600/-GP.





Thus if an IP who started with GP of Rs.4600/- get Rs.4800/- GP after 10 years of service in IP Cadre i.e. in 4600/- GP and later IP will automatically get Rs.5400/- after working in 4800/- GP for 4 years. Thus an IP candidate will reach Rs. 5400/- GP with in 19 years of service in the Dept. (5 years as PA + 10 years as IP + 4 years in 4800/- GP). But the Postmaster Grade official will remain in 4200/- Grade Pay even after completion of same 19 years of service (5 years PA @2400 GP and 2800/- GP in Grade – II. He will get 4200/- GP as Grade- III i.e. after total service of 5+6+5 = 16 years.



Previously up to 4th pay commission IP Cadre it’s equallent with our LSG cadre with scale of Rs.1400. But in 5th pay commission LSG PA was fixed at 4500 + scale. Whereas IP cadre has gone to 5500/- pay scale and now they are equating with HSG- I cadre if they got 4600/- GP.





Thus if the General line supervisors get equallent GP with IP cadre



Grade- I/ LSG will get 4200/- Grade pay

Grade – II/ HSG – II will get 4600/- Grade Pay

Grade – III/ HSG – I will get 4800/- Grade Pay.



And after continuation of 4 years in Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- this cadre will automatically get Rs.5400/- Grade Pay as per recommendations of the 6th CPC.



If the proposed revision of GP of IP Cadre to 4600/- Grade Pay was accepted by the Department.



Grade I/ LSG will get 4600/- Grade Pay

Grade II/ HSG- II will get 4800/- Grade Pay and will automatically get 5400/- after continuation of 4 years in 4800/- Grade Pay and Grade –III/ HSG-I may get next Grade Pay of Rs.6600/- also.



Hence we demand equallent Grade Pay on par with IP Cadre will only solve the image of PA Cadre. Reason behind the demand IP Cadre for revision of IP Grade Pay Rs.4600/-even by loosing gazetted status to ASPOs is that every IP will reach 5400/- Grade Pay and even to 6600/- Grade Pay in their service as previously they were stopped at 4800/- Grade Pay only. Hence we must chalk out correct strategy to get Grade Pay equallent with IP Cadre.





HIGHER RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSTMASTER CADRE/LSG/HSG –II/HSG –I OFFICIALS



In the changing scenario of the Department and to meet the challenges being faced by the Department from Private players in the field and to meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of Technology, challenges from market to increase the productivity it has been absolutely become essential to ensure key post offices are headed by professional managers, that professionally qualified, trained and meritorious officials head key post offices with the postmaster cadre officials and also with LSG/ HSG – II, HSG – I officials as they has to play key role in all over development of Department of Posts in India. In addition to this to man the Aam Aadmi offices under Project Arrow scheme and also to implement the prestigious schemes of Govt of India like NREGS, UID ADHAR cards, Social Security Pension Scheme of State Govts, BPL Accounts, the supervisor cadre in the Dept of Posts like Postmaster cadre and LSG/HSG – II/ HSG –I has to play key role for successful implementation of all Govt Schemes.



GAZETTED STATUS TO HSG- I / POSTMASTER GRADE – III



Postmaster Grade – III/ HSG- I officials are manning almost all Aam Aadmi HOs shouldering higher responsibilities than any other official in the Dept. as they have to manage nearly 5o to 60 officials including all cadres like APMs/ DPMs/PAs/Postmen/ Group –D, HSG- I Postmaster will draw/ remit nearly 5 to 10 crores from SBI to meet the cash needs to HO and SOs under the jurisdiction of HO and also has to deal with disciplinarians proceedings as a disciplinary authority. In addition to this the Savings Bank has to brought up to date in implementation of core banking solutions and also has to ensure 100% delivery under Aam Aadmi and also to discharge the duties as drawing and disbursing officer to nearly 500 to 1000 officials.





Thus the HSG – I Grade – III Postmasters are discharging the duties of highest responsibilities than any other officials in the Department as a controlling and disciplinary authority on nearly 50 to 100 officials. Keeping in view of these hazardous duties of HSG- I/ PM Grade –III. This cadre should be treated as Gazetted cadre to bring some charm to the cadre of HSG- I/ PM Grade- III.



In view of the higher responsibilities to be discharged by the LSG/ HSG – II. HSG- I and PM Grade- I, II, III. The following grade pay with the special pay may please demanded.



LSG/ Grade – I – 4200/- GP + 10 % of PB +GP as supervisory allowance



HSG II/ Grade – II – 4600/- GP + 20% PB + GP as supervisory allowance



HSG – I/ Grade III – 4800/- GP + 30% of PB+ GP supervisory allowance



The very reason for non coming forward to supervisory cadre in the Department is due to no charm and future prospectus of the cadre and also no financial benefit. Hence all the seniors are preferring to satisfy with MACP – I, II, III only. Hence special pay may be demanded as supervisory allowances @ 10%, 20 % and 30 % respectively to LSG/ HSG- II, HSG – I as mentioned above.



Increase in Financial Powers: - Keeping in view of present cost of living the financial powers of LSG/ HSG – II, HSG- I may be increased to 500/750/1000 respectively after implementation of total computerization as even a small spare part of computer costs from Rs 300 to 500/- and getting permission from Divisional Head is causing in ordinate delay in getting repairs of computer peripherals which effecting the image of Department.



Finally my union would like to bring the following issues of LSG/ HSG II/ HSG – I and PM Grade I, II, III officials.





1. Officials opted for Postmaster cadre should be allowed for PSS Group B examination.



2. LSG/ HSG II, HSG I officials working in RMS should also be permitted to appear fro PSS Group – B examination as they were denied the same at present.



3. At present 75% PSS Group – B Posts are being filled up through ASPOs on seniority cum fitness and in remaining 25% , 19 % to IP/ASP cadre and 6 % to general line through competitive examination. But there was no chance to get PSS Group – B from HSG – I through seniority cum fitness. As HSG – I is an equal lent cadre to ASPOs, we demand at least 5 to 10% IN 75 % Seniority quota of ASPOs to be allotted to general line HSG I / Grade III officials which can improve the prospective of HSG I, Group III officials and also gave great charm to the cadre as such provision was made to PM Grade III officials to get Senior Postmaster Posts. The position of Group B posts at present is as follows.



Total no of posts of PSS Group- B- 866 Senior Postmaster Posts- 116



75% of 1866 through seniority cum fitness – 649



19 % of 866 posts through exam to IP Cadre – 165



6 % of 866 Posts through exam to General Line – 52.



Now the IP, ASPs, association bringing a new argument that due to implementation of Postmaster cadre 25 % of senior postmaster posts have gone to general line Grade III officials. That means 29 Posts of 116 Senior Postmaster Posts were given to Grade III postmaster as seniority cum fitness after remaining two years of service in Grade- III. Hence 52 PSS Group B Posts allotted under 6 % General line quota should be reduced by 29 as they have lost their Senior Postmaster Posts to Grade III officials. If this demand was accepted general line PSS Group B posts will come down to 52-29 = 23 only which will be a severe loss to the promotional avenues of general line officials. Hence we demand to keep the 52 PSS Group B posts and 29 Senior Postmaster Posts under general line without affecting the promotional chances of general line officials.





4. All the 116 posts in the Sr Postmaster cadre should be filled up from the Postmaster/HSG I, as a separate cadre of Postmasters is carved out. The Non Gazetted HSG I Posts of Postmasters which are being manned by the ASPs who are gazetted should be merged with the Sr Postmaster cadre Posts.







5. All the present Adhoc arrangements in HSG II, HSG I should be regularized as per the present service condition of 3 years as a one time measure without waiting for revised recruitment rules of HSG I.



6. 25% Posts of Sr. Postmaster posts shall be filled up from among the existing HSG – I officials including Adhoc at the initial stage itself as no eligible officials in Grade III is available with 2 years of service in Grade III on seniority cum fitness.



7. APM (accounts), Accountants may be permitted to appear for Postmaster cadre examination.





My union therefore urge upon the committee to take all the above into the consideration in cadre restructuring of Postmaster cadre LSG, HSG II, HSG I officials cadre.





(D.KISHAN RAO)

GENERAL SECRETARY,NAPEC









Friday, September 23, 2011

BONUS FOR 2010-11 60 DAYS




Thursday, September 15, 2011

CABINET APPROVES 7% D.A.TO CG EMPLOYEES

CABINET APPROVED DA HIKE FROM 51% to 58%.to CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES FROM JULY
DETAILS WILL FOLLOW

GENERAL SEECRETARY

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A.P.CIRCLE CONFERENCE

22 nd A.P.Circle conference of NAPEC


22nd Andhra Pradesh P-3 Circle Conference was held at Anantapur from 11-09-2011 to 13-09-2011. Shri.Anantha Venkata Rami Reddy , Member Parliament inaugurated he Conference.Honourable Revenue Ministers Sri Raghuveera reddy and Education Minister Sri Sake Sailajanath of A.P.Govt addressed the conference.SG FNPO Sri D.Theagarajan, D.Kishan Rao,G.S P-3, Sri T.N.Rahata, General Secretary,P-4and president .FNPO. Sri P.U.Mralidharan GS NUGDS addressed and greeted the conference.

The General Secretary participated in the subjects committee and discussed about the new developments in the Department

 K.R Birth Centanary has been been celebrated on 13-09-2011  in a glorious manner in the conference.Sri V.V.Ratneshwar Rao EX GS,NUGDS addressed the celeberations and explained about the struggles of KR
in the P&T Trade union  movement.Sri KVS Rayudu,Ex Circle President,NUPEC and contemporary of KR and the General Secretaries,Circle Secretaries addressed the Celebrations.

Sri G.Nageshwar Rao,K.Manohar Rao, Smt.K.Roopkala were elected as President,Circle secretary,Treasurer respectively.The Reception committee headed by Chavva Rajeswar Reddy,R.Sudhakar and his team made excellent arrangements.The CHQand FNPO Congratulates the newly elected office bearers.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ID MUBARAK


NAPEC CONGRATULATES THE POSTMASTER (GRADE-I)

WE CONGRATULATE THE POSTMASTER GRADE-I WHO ARE ASSUMING THE CHARGE AFTER SUCCESSFUL TRAINING AFTER THE PROCESS OF SELECTION AND THOSE WHO OPTED FOR THE CADRE AND ASSUMED.THIS UNION ALREADY RAISED THE ANOMALY OF THE SUPERVISORS WHO ARE SUPERVISING THE CADRES WITH MORE GRADE PAY AFTER CREATION OF THIS CADRE AND DEMANDED TO LINK IT TO THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING.WE DEMANDED TOTAL SUPERVISORS IN THE CADRE WITH HIGHER GRADE PAY AND SPECIAL ALLOWANCE IN VIEW OF THE HIGHER RESPONSIBILITIES.FURTHER THE DEPARTMENT RESTRICTED THEM IN APPEARING IN THE IP&AND PSS GROUP  B EXAMINATION.THIS IS TOTALLY UNFAIR.IN THE LAST STRIKE MEETING ALSO THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN RAISED AND IT WAS ASSURED TO HAVE A POSITIVE LOOK.CARVING OUT A CADRE WITHOUT PERKS TO THE OFFICIALS HAS NO CHARM IN THE CADRE AND THIS HAS PRODUCED NEGATIVITY IN THE OPTIONS AND MANY OFFICIALS DECLINED AFTER SUCCESS THE EXAMINATION AND THE UNIONS HAS TO PROCESS THE REQUEST. THE SECRETARY IN HER LETTER DATED 11-08-2011 DID  NOT ASSURE  ANYTHING NEW. THE NAPEC SUPPORTED THE CAUSE AND WILL CONTINUE ITS SUPPORT FOR THE NEW CADRES. LET US FIGHT UNITEDLY FOR A SUPERVISORY CADRE IN THE DEPARTMENT WITH HIGHER PERKS.
GENERAL SECRETARY

LGO & IP EXAMS POSTPONNED


THE LETTER OF THE DEPARTMENT POSTPONING THE ABOVE EXAMINATIONS IS POSTED HEREUNDER.

A- 34012/02/2011-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Recruitment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 30.08.2011
To,
1. All Heads of Circles
2. Addl. DG APS West Block III. Wing No. 5, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110067
3. BD and PLI Directorates
4. Directors, Postal Staff College India Ghaziabad and Postal Training Centres
Sub: - Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO) and Inspector of Postal Examination, 2011
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this office letters No. A-34012/02/2011-DE and No. A-34012/04/2011-DE dated 26.04.2011 wherein the dates of Examination were notified as 4th September 2011 for LGO and 3rd & 4th September 2011 for Inspector of Posts.
2. It is informed that the above mentioned two Examinations have been postponed until further orders. The dates of both the Examinations will be intimated very soon. Please inform all concern candidates.
3. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully
Sd/-L.Mohan Rao
      ADG(DE)

Friday, August 5, 2011

GRANT OF LEAVE BY HSG I POSTMASTER

THE DEMAND OF THE STAFF SIDE IN THE STRIKE CHARTER OF DEMANDS-ORDER ISSUED .
TO DOWNLOAD THE ORDER  CLICK ON NUPEGC-DATABASE AND LEAVE 1&2 IN THE DATABASE
GENERAL SECRETARY

Thursday, August 4, 2011

STRIKE DEMANDS-ORDER ON OFFICIATING PAY

THE OFFICIALS OFFICIATING IN THE HIGHER POSTS WERE DENIED WITH THE HIGHER PAY DUE TO THE NON AVAILABILITY OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM THE DEPARTMENT. SO MANY PENSION CASES ARE ALSO PENDING.SOME CIRCLES PAYING  THE OFFICIATING PAY AND THERE EXISTS AMBIGUITY .NOW THE DIRECTORATE ISSUED ORDERS.IN CASE OF ANY DIFFICULTY THE CHQ REQUESTS TO REFER IMMEDIATELY.FOR DOWNLOADING THE ORDER  PLEASE CLICK ON THE RIGHT SIDE NUPEGC-DATABASE AND THEN OFFICIATING PAY 1,2,3,&4.
GENERAL SECRETARY


Friday, July 29, 2011

CLARIFICATORY ORDERS ON CHANGE OF OPTION IN APRIL

The orders of Department on Change of option in April and the clarification on Authorization letter that the letter having the signature of Director is not necessary and it can be submitted to the DDO/SSP is again posted.To down load the orders Plese Click on the right side NUPEGC-Database and Click on Change of option in the database
General Secretary

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Amendments to the Costitution of NAPE,GROUP C


All Circle Secretaries/Branch Secretaries,
Kindly find herewith the Amendments to the constitution of the Union.The rate of Subscription is increased from 01-04-2011 from Rs 20 to Rs 30.Please take action to recover the subscription from April in arrears and renit quota as per the  allocation in the letter of DG.

To Down load the orders Please Click on the right side NUPEGC-Database and then click Amendments 1&2

General Secretary










Friday, July 15, 2011

CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE REVIVED

AS PER THE AGREEMENT ON THE STRIKE DEMANDS THE COMMITTEE ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING HAS BEEN REVIVED AND THE COMMITTEE HAS TO FORMULATE THE PROPOSALS BY 30-08-2011.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SENIORITY OF dIRECT RECRUITS & PROMOTEES

                              DoP&T’s O.M. No.20011/1/2008-Estt.(D) Dated 11th November 2010
No.22011/7/86-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

dated 3-7-86
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: SENIORITY – Consolidated orders on.
….
The undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued by this
Department from time to time laying down the principles for determining seniority
of persons appointed to services and posts under the Central Government. For
facility of reference, the important orders on the subject have been consolidated in
this Office Memorandum. The number and date of the original communication has
been quoted in the margin so that the users may refer to it to understand fully the
context in which the order in question was issued.
SENIORITY OF DIRECT RECRUITS AND PROMOTEES
(MHA O.M.No.9/11/55-RPS dated 22.12.59).
2.1 The relative seniority of all direct recruits is determined by the order of
merit in which they are selected for such appointment on the recommendations of
the U.P.S.C or other selecting authority, persons appointed as a result of an earlier
selection being senior to those appointed as a result of a subsequent selection.
2.2 Where promotions are made on the basis of selection by a D.P.C., the
seniority of such promotees shall be in the order in which they are recommended for
such promotion by the Committee. Where promotions are made on the basis of
seniority, subject to the rejection of the unfit, the seniority of persons considered fit
for promotion at the same time shall be the same as the relative seniority in the
lower grade from which they are promoted. Where, however, a person is
considered as unfit for promotion and is superseded by a junior such persons shall
not, if he is subsequently found suitable and promoted, take seniority in the higher
grade over the junior persons who had superseded him.
2.3 Where persons recruited or promoted initially on a temporary basis are
confirmed subsequently in an order different from the order of merit indicated at the
time of their appointment, seniority shall follow the order of confirmation and not
the original order of merit.
2.4.1 The relative seniority of direct recruits and of promotee shall be determined
according to the rotation of vacancies between direct recruits and promotees which

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Clarificatory orders on change of designation of Postman-Strike demand


       CHANGE IN DESIGNATION OF SORTING POSTMAN-CLARIFICATION.

   
D.G. Posts No. 25-20/2008-PE.I dated 12th July, 2011.

Please refer to this Directorate's letter of even number dated 04.05.2011 vide which the post of Sorting Postman has been re-designated as Postman and both Postman and Sorting Postman have been given a common generic designation Postman

2. During the meetings of the Staff Federations with the Secretary (Posts), the Federations have raised following issues in connection with the implementation of the ibid order in the fields:
(i) Circles are either abolishing or redeploying the posts of Sorting Postman. Such posts may be restored.
(ii) All the Postman are being put on the job of Beat Sorting at a time.

3. This is wrong interpretation and implementation of the said order of the Directorate. Nowhere in the order is it mentioned that posts of Sorting Postman are either to be abolished or redeployed and all the Postmen are to be put on the Beat Sorting work at a time. In fact, the order is very lucid that post of Sorting Postman is re-designated as Postman. Therefore, such abolished or redeployed posts of Sorting Postman may be restored immediately. The designation of the existing Sorting Postman may not be changed.

4. Further, in the third
Para of the aforesaid order, it is indicated that concerned Divisional Head or Sr. Postmaster has to work out the exact requirement of Postmen required for Beat Sorting on the basis of the total number un-registered mail received for delivery as per the existing norms. Concerned authorities in the Division to decide the number of Postmen to be put on the Beat Sorting job on the basis of existing norms. Thus, all the postmen are not to be put on the Beat Sorting work at a time. Rather, each one of them should be assigned the said job on turn-by-turn basis while observing the existing norms.

5. Further, the number of postmen deployed for Beat Sorting should be to ensure that Beat Sorting, is completed one hour before the postmen leave for delivery so that necessary documentations and procedural requirement could be completed, which are necessary for carrying out the delivery effectively.

6. It, is therefore, requested to please look into the issue personally and ensure correct and effective implementation of the Directorate's order dated 04.05.2011.

7. It may please be accorded Top Priority.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority

CHANGE IN DESIGNATION OF SORTING POSTMAN-RESTORATION ORDER



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

OFFICIAL M INUTES OF THE MEETING WITH JCA

Minutes of the meetings taken by Secretary (P)/Member (operations) with Postal Joint Council of Action comprising National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), Federation of National Postal Organizations (FNPO) (along with their affiliated associations), All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union (AIPEDEU) and National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks (NUGDS), on 27.06.2011, 29.06.2011, 30.06.2011 and 01.07.2011.


The 25 point Charter of Demands served by JCA was discussed in the meetings held under the Chairpersonship of Secretary on the dates indicated above.  The gist of discussions is as follows:

Item No. 1

The mail arrangement made in the wake of creation of Speed Post Hubs and which, as represented by Staff Side, are causing delay as compared to the position prevailing before, will be reviewed by a Committee including Secretary General of both NFPE and FNPO.  As regards, first class mail, the question of forming L-I and L-2 will be reviewed along with the Staff Side by forming a Committee.  Regarding closure/merger of Post Offices, the Staff Side requested that whenever there is a closure of a Post Office, there should be a simultaneous relocation of PO in the new emerging areas etc.  The view point of the Staff Side was agreed to.  As regards change of designation of sorting Postman, it was agreed to issue a clarificatory order in consultation with Mails Division.

Item No.2

On the issue of grant of civil servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Staff Side was apprised that it was not within the competence of the Department to take a view in the matter.  As regards, scrapping of new recruitment rules for Postman Cadre, relaxation of norms for cash handling, stopping reduction of TRCA in case of reduction in work load, removal of ceiling in the matter of compassionate appointment, adjustment of part time casual labourers and contingent workers against Gramin Dak Sevaks’ posts, it was agreed to have a re-look by the Department.  On the persistent demands of Staff Side, the Chairperson agreed to send a proposal to the Ministry of Finance for enhancement of ceiling of bonus to `3500 in case of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Item No.3

In regard to casual labourers engaged prior to 1993, it was agreed to settle their case for payment on pro rata basis within one month. Post 01/09/1993 cases will also be taken up with Ministry of Finance etc for settlement.




Item No.4

The Staff Side was apprised that revision of OSA rates is under consideration in consultation with IFW and is being pursued closely.  As regards OTA, the Staff Side was of the view that though it may not be within the competence of the Department to revise the OTA, but no official should be punished on the ground of non-performance of OTA.  It was agreed to reiterate the earlier instructions issued on the subject.

Item No.5

In the context of items agreed during the last meeting of the Departmental Council held on 23.08.2010 but on which follow up action was pending, the following decisions were taken:

a)     Order will be issued to grant officiating pay with all benefits to the staff officiating in HSG-II and HSG-I vacancies.
b)     Orders will be issued to increase the number of chances to appear for LGOs examination.
c)      Clarificatory order will be issued regarding eligibility to appear in LGO examination.
d)     Order will be issued to the effect of dropping of confirmation examination
e)     In the matter of tenure posting of officials in single and double handed offices, the Staff Side requested to withdraw the condition imposed vide letter No.8-4/2005-INV dated 22.09.32005.  The matter is under examination in consultation with Vigilance Branch.
f)        Regarding removal of restriction in posting of SPM due to minor penalties/CR entries, the issue is under examination in consultation with Vigilance Branch.
g)     As regards allowing physically handicapped officials for appearing in the Departmental Examination like IPOs, orders will be issued to this effect.
h)      The issue regarding transfer of HSG-I posts to General Line is being addressed.
i)        The issues regarding administrative power to grant leave to staff by HSG-I Postmasters will be finalized in consultation with Staff Side.
j)        The issue regarding counting the training period for benefits of promotion under TBOP/BCR is under examination.
k)      The issues relating to grant of cycle allowance without linking with distance is under examination in consultation with IFW.  Meanwhile, during the discussions with CGM (MB) on 1/7/2011, the service union’s representatives proposed to withdraw Cycle Allowance issue.
l)        Payment of honorarium for drawal of arrears in respect to of pensioners will be considered.
m)   In the matter of counting of Special Allowance for pay fixation cases of PO and RMS Accountants, it was informed that the issue is long pending before the Standing Committee of National Council of JCM.  The issue which was subjudice before CAT Ernakulam Branch and High Court of Karnataka, has since been disposed of and will be looked into, in view of it.
n)      As regards non-drawal of HRA to officiating SPMs working at offices having attached quarter, instructions have been reiterated to Heads of Circles.
o)     The protection of pay of defunct scale of PO and RMS Accountants is under examination in consultation with IFW.
p)     The issue of anomaly in fixing of pay in respect of officials promoted on 1.1.1996 stands referred to Ministry of Finance.
q)     Regarding admissibility of Conveyance Allowance to PRI(P)/System Administrators, clarificatory orders have been issued.
r)       The issue of enhancement of financial powers of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I Postmaster is under examination in consultation with IFW.
s)      The issue regarding fixing of norms\time factors in case of Postal Stores Depots and Circle Store Depots will be taken on introduction of technology.
t)        Clarificatory orders have been issued in the matter of grant of road mileage allowance to the staff entrusted with the work of clearance of cheques.
u)      The issue regarding enhancement of honorarium for engaging officials in departmental examinations is under examination in consultation with IFW.
v)      Clarificatory orders have already been issued for payment of fixed conveyance allowance to marketing executives.
w)    The issue of revision of cash allowance to the SPMs handling cash in the absence of treasurer is under examination in consultation with IFW.
x)      Grant of treasury allowance to all PAs irrespective of their status of grant of MACP is under examination in consultation with IFW.
y)      The issue of arbitrary and forcible allotment of Staff Quarters will be relooked into.

Item No.6

The demand of Staff Side regarding cadre restructuring was discussed and the Chairperson agreed to reconstitute a Committee under the Chairmanship of DDG (P).  The Committee will formulate the proposal by 31.08.2011.

Item No.7

In regard to decentralization of Postal Accounts work, the Staff Side was apprised that no decision has been taken in this regard as yet. However, Separate minutes will be issued in respect of Postal Accounts Wing.  As regards PLI/RPLI issues of Circle Office staff, separate minutes will be issued.



Item No.8

Department has already issued guidelines to fill up vacant Gramin Dak Sevaks posts. Suitable instructions have also been issued in the matter of imparting training to newly recruited PA/SAs.

Item No.9

The Chairperson agreed to reconsider the eligibility of officials opting for Postmasters Cadre to appear in IPOs and Group “B” examinations. The eligibility of PO/RMS Accounts officials for opting for Postmaster cadre will also be considered.

Item No.10

The issue will be considered as a part of cadre restructuring as discussed against item No.6

Item No.11

Separate minutes will be issued.

Item No.12

The Staff Side was apprised that in view of the policy of the Government of India on the subject of refusal of grant of MACP benefit in the event of declining promotion, it would not be possible to meet this demand. As regards fixing of norms, the issue will be examined keeping in view the extant rules and duties notified for these staff.

Item No.13

Staff Car Drivers and Artisans belong to a common category and have been allowed the prescribed pay scales applicable to them.  The claim of the drivers for pay scale equal to Postal Assistants has not been agreed to by the National Anomaly Committee.  The claim of the Charge Hand for pay scale equal to Master Craftsman stands already rejected by Ministry of Finance as the cadre is not in existence.

Item No.14

The divisionalisation of SBCO will be looked into. Regarding ledger agreement before core banking and contributory negligence, instructions have already been issued.

Item No.15

Separate minutes will be issued.

Item No.16

Separate minutes will be issued.

Item No.17

It was agreed to look into the matter.

Item No. 18

The object of the Scheme for Compassionate Appointment is to render immediate assistance to the family of a Government servant, who dies in harness or retires on invalidation on medical grounds leaving his/her family in financial crisis. Such appointments can be provided only to fill upto 5% of vacancies for direct recruitment. Appointment on compassionate grounds is made strictly in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Department of Personnel & Training, which is the nodal Ministry in the matter. The Department of Posts is also following these guidelines while making compassionate appointments. As per the judgement of the Supreme Court of India referred here, 202 respondents, who were wait-listed candidates of Tamil Nadu Circle, were given compassionate appointment only on humanitarian ground. The Apex Court has also clearly held in the case that this judgement should not be treated as precedent for the purpose of any other case or cases. Therefore, this judgement of the Apex Court is not applicable in the other cases.

Item No.19

In this regard, Department, vide letter no. 14013/03/2010-VP dated 22.6.2011, has issued instructions to all the Heads of Circles. (copy enclosed)

Item No.20

  1. The issue is long pending before the Standing Committee of National Council of JCM.  The issue which was subjudice before CAT Ernalkulam Bench and High Court of Karnataka, has since been disposed of and will be looked into, in view of it.
  2. Will be discussed.
  3. Will be discussed.
  4. As regards restoration of the date of passing the Accountant examination for according LSG promotion instead of date of entry in PA cadre, it was agreed to look into it.



Item No.21

Not discussed.

Item No.22

Order already issued.

Item No.23

Will be discussed.

Item No.24

The Chairperson agreed to look into the matter and to take some steps for liquidating the arrears.

Item No.25

Suitable instructions will be issued to all concerned.


The meeting ended with the vote of thanks to the Chair.