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
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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

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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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR OF FOUNDER FATHER FNPO


A Legend’s Centenary year

The founder of the National Unions movement in the erstwhile P&T department late K.R enters the age of 100 on 08.08.2011. Though he breathed his last on 05-10-1995, his vision, his objectives and his ideologies on functioning of the National Unions are being carried out by thousands of his followers.

He joined the department in the year 1936 in the PMG’s office, Madras and he became member of the then All India Postal & RMS Union after he was transferred to Madras GPO sorting in the year 1937. From this period, he served the Trade Union movement in various capacities till his death.

His sacrifice to the T U movement was immeasurable.  During the all Central Govt. Employees strike in the year 1960, he was the General Secretary of AIPEU- Class III and he was arrested by the Govt. and lodged in Tihar Jail, Delhi. The Govt. had also placed him under suspension. Besides this, the Govt. had victimized many employees and office bearers of the Unions by placing them under suspension etc. The strike was withdrawn subsequently, but many were under suspension.  At that time he declared that he will not rejoin duty as long as victimized employees were taken by the department in service. He fulfilled this assurance and rejoined duty only on 29.3.1962 at T.Nagar P.O, Madras. He had also filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court of India against the ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) promulgated by the Govt. of India to harass and victimize the striking employees. The Supreme Court quashed the ordnance of the Govt.

Late K.R founded three Unions initially viz. National Union of Postal Employees Class III, National Union of Postal Employees Postmen and Class IV and National Union of Extra Departmental Agents and the Govt. accorded recognition on 10-10-1968. The Govt was reluctant to accord recognition to a separate ED Employees union and the then Minister for Communications pleaded with K.R not to insist on a separate ED Union.  But K.R rejected this proposal and told him that he was not prepared to launch P III and Postmen Union and offered to withdraw the application. Then only the Govt. accorded recognition for a separate ED Union for ED employees.

Had he been alive, he would not have allowed the Govt./Dept. to issue an order to the effect that the GDS union cannot be an affiliate of a Federation.

After the formation of National Unions, he had struggled hard with the Govt. and other forces to safeguard the trade union democracy free from the control of any political party or forces. He had never made compromises with the Govt. on the objects and policies of the National Unions.  During the emergency period, Federal Congress was held at New Delhi in the year 1976.  There was tremendous pressure from the then Communications Minister late Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, to offer the post of the President of the Federation to a politician and who in turn will nominate the Secretary General of the Federation.  K.R flatly refused to yield to the threats and placed the proposal in the Federal Congress. The entire House in one voice rejected the demand. The house then elected its own members as office bearers of the Federation.  During the Janata Govt. rule, K.R was against the illegal and unlawful activities of the then Min. for Communications late Brij Lal Verma.  The then minister derecognized the FNPTO and took away the govt. accommodation throwing away all the records of the Federation and belongings of K.R in the street when K.R was out of Delhi during that time.  He bravely faced the situation and brought the atrocities and unlawful activities of the minister to the notice of the then Prime Minister Morarji Desai.  The PM gave a patient hearing, but he had done nothing to render justice in this regard.  It was then learnt that in the coalition govt., the PM has no control over his cabinet colleagues. K.R shifted the Federation office to Karolbagh in Newdelhi and functioned from a rental accommodation.  The Federation was recognized after the fall of Morarji Desai government and when late Charan Singh formed the new govt.

K.R was keen to have cordial relationship with International Trade Union centers and made the FNPTO as an affiliate of the PTTI. After some years, the PTTI amalgamated with the UNI and the Unions and Federation are now affiliated to the UNI.

His excellent submissions of proposals of the Postal Employees before the first to fifth pay commissions is a testimony to prove his brilliance on the Postal Problems.

What we are to day ---- we owe our thanks and gratefulness to K.R.

Yes, my dear colleagues, I appeal to you and all the Branches/Circles to celebrate the K.R centenary year along in a grand manner from 08-08-2011 for a year and engulf yourselves to the policies and ideologies mooted out by K.R and pledge ourselves for the growth of the National Movement in the years ahead!  You are advised to contact other unions affiliated to FNPO and if they agree, the celebrations may be held jointly.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

ORDERS ON STRIKE DEMANDS

 ORDERS WERE ISSUED ON SOME OF THE STRIKE DEMANDS.FOR DOWNLOADING PLEASE CLICK ON NUPEGC-DATABASE ON TE RIGT SIDE AND orders on strike demands in te data base page
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SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE DEMANDS

THE GIST ON SETTLEMENT OF DEMANDS IS POSTED.PLEASE CLICK ON NUPEGC-DATABASE ON TE RIGHT SIDE AND THEN Gist on strike demands.pdf in the database
TE OFFICIAL MINUTES WILL BE RELEASED ON MONDAY AND WILL BE POSTED
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STRIKE DEFERRED - AGREEMENT WITH SECRETARY

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDRATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI
FLASH NEWS
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY DEFERRED
Consequent on the settlement reached between Secretary, Department of Posts and the Staff Side the Central JCA unanimously decided to defer the indefinite strike from 5th July 2011. Positive settlement is reached on major items of the Charter of demands. Gist of the settlement reached on all items of the Charter of demands will be published soon. We have made it clear to the Postal Board that if any violation of the assurances take place, or if orders on the agreed items are not issued without any delay, the Central JCA will commence indefinite strike without any further notice. We have not called off the strike. STRIKE STANDS DEFERRED. WE SHALL ALWAYS BE VIGILANT. Hectic and elaborate discussions took place with the Postal Board on 6th, 7th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th June 2011 and on 1st July 2011. Secretary Generals and All General Secretaries participated in the discussion.
Central JCA salutes and congratulates all the Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries and the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks for the mobilization made by them for the successful implementation of the strike. It is only because of the determination and courage of the grass root level workers the Postal Board is compelled to come for a settlement.
GENERAL SECRETARY