Thursday, October 31, 2013



REVISION OF 1/3RD COMMUTED PENSION PORTION OF PENSION IN RESPECT OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS WHO HAD DRAWN LUMP SUM PAYMENT ON ABSORPTION IN CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS/CENTRAL AUTONOMOUS BODIES-IMPLEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT'S DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 6 THE CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

GRANT OF GRADE PAY OF RS 1800 TO GROUP D /MTS WHO RETIRED/EXPIRED FROM SERVICE AFTER 31-08-2008 WITHOUT HAVE BEEN IMPARTED TRAINING CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP C EMPLOYEES ON 12/11/2013


ALTERATION IN THE NAME OF POSTAL CIRCLE FROM 'ORISSA' TO 'ODISHA'
 

Monday, October 28, 2013




DISCUSSION WITH MEMBER (OPERATIONS)
ON MNOP AND L1, L2 RELATED ISSUES DATED 23.10.2013

On 23.10.2013, Member (Operations), Postal Services Board, Shri. Kamaleshwar Prasad, held discussion with Staff side on MNOP and L1, L2 related issues. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 (NFPE), Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4 (NFPE), Com. Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, NUR-3 (FNPO) Delhi Circle attended the meeting Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO & General Secretary NUR-3 (FNPO) could not attend the meeting due to sudden illness. A joint note of NFPE & FNPO was presented to the Member (O). The following are the outcome of the meeting. Minutes will be published later.

(1)      Modifications in the norms fixed for CRCs.
Official side informed that the norms are fixed as per the scientific work study conducted by Directorate in the field units. Further Directorate has issued an order on 13.08.2013 in which it is clarified that – Establishment norms for “Sorting of Articles” has been fixed as 0.079 minute per article (i.e. 760 articles per hour). However time factor for productivity pertaining to sorting of articles would continue to be 0.063 per article (i.e; 950 articles per hour).”
Staff side demanded reduction in number of article for productivity also. Staff side want change in norms for scanning and other items mentioned in their letters submitted earlier. Finally it is decided to give copy of the work study conducted by Directorate to the staff side. Staff side shall submit concrete proposal with scientific basis with supporting facts and figures justifying their arguments. Based on the staff side proposal Directorate will re-examine the case.

(2)   Administrative jurisdiction of Speed Post Hubs (SPH)
Official side reiterated that powers for deciding the administrative jurisdiction was already given to Chief PMGs. It is upto the Circle Unions to discuss the case at Circle level and settle the deserving cases. Staff side pointed out that in many Circles Chief PMGs are not ready to accept the views expressed by the Circle Unions. Finally it is decided that (1) As a first step Circle Unions should discuss the cases with Chief PMGs in formal meetings and get a reply in writing from the Circle Administration showing the reason for not accepting the demand of the Circle union and then staff side may submit a note to Directorate justifying their stand in each case with reference to the Stand taken by Chief PMGs. After that Directorate shall review each case. Discussion with CPMGs in the formal meetings and getting a reply with reasons, is a must.

(3)   L1 Status to more L2 offices
The proposal submitted by staff side will be examined. Staff Side may discuss the cases at circle level also so that Chief PMGs may submit proposal to Directorate in deserving cases. The details of the case by case examination already conducted by Directorate will be made available to the staff side.

(4)   Discontinuance of closing “NIL” bags
The proposal of the Staff side will be considered in a positive manner and detailed examination of the case will be done.

(5)   All other issues raised in the staff side note will be examined in detail by the Directorate and action will be taken.

(6)   The orders issued by the Karnataka Circle Administration implementing unilateral increase in norms in FMC from 7000 to 9000 in BG City RMS/1 and from 11000 to 13000 in BG City RMS/II in violation of Directorate orders was discussed. Member (O) agreed to issue instructions to CPMG not to violate Directorate orders.


DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC:

Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.

A.     To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.

1  Central Government employees – industrial and non      industrial;
2   Personnel belonging  to  All India services;
3   Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
4  Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks  belonging to     the Postal Department;
5   Personnel  of Union Territories;
6  Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts  Department;
7 Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8  Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up  under Act of Parliament.

B.   To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.

C.  The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.

D.   To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees  and  Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;

E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief  immediately to be merged with Pay and pension 

F.     To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.

G.   To work out the improvements needed to the existing  retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family  pension and other terminal or recurring  benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.


HANDBOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS ON FOREIGN ASSIGNMENTS

Direct Recruitment Results of PA/SA for the year 2011 & 2012

EXIT GUIDELINES UNDER NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM – OPTION FOR COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL OF ACCUMULATED PENSION WEALTH BY SUBSCRIBER

TIMELY PAYMENT OF DUES OF ENCASHMENT OF LEAVE TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS RETIRING ON ATTAINING THE AGE OF SUPERANNUATION — NEED TO OBVIATE DELAYS IN PAYMENT OF SUCH DUES – REGARDING CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

SIMPLIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR VERIFICAFION OF SERVICE — ADHERENCE TO THE REVISED FORMAT - REGARDING. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

EXTENSION IN DEPUTATION TENURE BEYOND THE PRESCRIBED LIMIT OF SEVEN YEARS/PREMATURE REPATRIATION FROM A NON—CENTRAL STAFFING SCHEME POST – REG CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


RECRUITMENT TO GROUP ‘C’ POSTS IN PAY BAND-1, WITH GRADE PAY OF RS. 1800/- (PRE-REVISED GROUP ‘D’ POSTS). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Monday, October 21, 2013





FLASH NEWS
NFPE & FNPO DECIDED TO GO ON NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE IF THE DEMAND FOR INCLUSION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE STRIKE WILL BE
(1) Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC
(2) Regularisation of Casual, Part-time, Contingent Employees and Revision of their wages with effect from 01.01.2006 (as per 6th CPC wage revision) & Grant of DA
(3) Merger of 50% DA with pay for all employees including GDS
The above decision was taken in the Central JCA Meeting held on 19.10.2013 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri. T. N. Rahate, President, FNPO.

(M. Krishnan)                                                      (D. Theagarajan)Secretary General                                               Secretary GeneralNFPE                                                                                   FNPO

PFRDA NEWS: CIRCULAR ON CHANGES IN INVESTMENT GUIDELINES FOR GOVERNMENT SECTORCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

GUIDELINES REGARDING HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS IN MINISTRIES/DEPARTMENTS.CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
PA/SA EXAMINATION RESULTS-GUJARAT CIRCLE
RESULT OF PA/SA AND ALLIED CADRES FOR THE YEAR 2011 AND 2012
 EXAMINATION HELD ON 21-04-2013
Click this link : http://gujaratpost.gov.in/doc/PASAResult.pd
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PA/SA RESULT OF ORISSA CIRCLE




Sunday, October 20, 2013

POSTAL JCA MEETING HELD ON 19-10-2013



NFPE & FNPO DECIDED TO GO ON NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE IF THE DEMAND FOR INCLUSION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE STRIKE WILL BE

(1) Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC

(2) Regularisation of Casual, Part-time, Contingent Employees and Revision of their wages with effect from 01.01.2006 (as per 6th CPC wage revision) & Grant of DA

(3) Merger of 50% DA with pay for all employees including GDS

The above decision was taken in the Central JCA Meeting held on 19.10.2013 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri. T. N. Rahate, President, FNPO.


The JCA did not agree to include the demands of Group  C employees pending and MACP anomolies after the pex court Judgement despite our requisition
General Secretary

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

GDS COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT - CLARIFICATION - ISSUED BY DIRECTORATE

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

REVISED PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF NON-STATUTORY DEPARTMENTAL CANTEEN EMPLOYEES CONSEQUENT UPON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION.
(Click the link below for details)

REVISION OF TARIFF POSTAGE RATES FOR INTERNATIONAL EMS (INTERNATIONAL SPEED POST) (Click the link below for details)

RISK ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES- CLARIFICATIONREGARDING.(Click the link below for details)

CLARIFICATION ON ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVE IN CONNECTION WITH LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION- PAYMENT OF DIFFERENCE REGARDING. (Click the link below for details)

Monday, October 14, 2013




PA / SA RESULT OF MAHARASHTRA CIRCLE - EXAMINATION DATED 21-04-2013

RESULT OF EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF POSTAL ASSISTANT IN POST OFFICE / RMS / FOREIGN POST/MMS/SBCO HELD ON 21ST APRIL, 2013.

Notification No. ADR/Rectt/2-1/PA-SA/11 & 12 Dated at Mumbai 09/10/2013.

click the link here : http://www.maharashtrapost.gov.in/pdfdocs/Result.pdf

NOT A TALE; BUT IN REALITY

An ode to Indian postal system
RANA SIDDIQUI ZAMAN
        Trailing the journey of the Indian postal system from 1668 till 2007, Arvind Kumar Singh’s book“Bharatiya Dak: Sadiyon Ka Safarnama” has been chosen by the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development for the Shiksha Puraskar or the Education Award for the year 2009. The award was launched by the Government of India in 1992 for encouraging original writings in Hindi in the field of education.

      Published by National Book Trust, the book has already been translated into three languages -- English, Hindi and Assamese -- and is going to be translated in seven to 12 more languages.

       “This book has been a best-seller on the subject and that the new editions will have a new look,” said an NBT representative.

       One of its chapters titled “ Chittiyon KI Anokhi Duniya – the unique world of letters” has also been included in the NCERT book of Class VIII which runs into seven pages.
Titled the “Moving encyclopaedia of Indian Post” in English, the book has 43 chapters and explains in detail the postal systems during the times of kings and nobility, modern and rural postal systems, postmen’s lives and the hardships they face, postcard, letterbox, earlier postal services through pigeons to dak-bunglows to horses and elephants and from male runners to rail, air etc.

        It notes that that stalwarts in their own fields like Noble Laureate C.V. Raman, authors Munshi Prem Chand, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Nirad C. Chaudhary and Mahashewta Devi, actor Dev Anand and celebrated Dogri writers Shivnath and Krishna Bihari ‘Noor’ were once postal department employees.

          Arvind Singh’s book has been written for the layman and is about the post Independence status of the postal services. It covers the challenges met by the carriers of postal services and its heroic survival despite the onslaught of technology via mobile, internet and private couriers.

            Recalling a story about another person who wanted to write on the subject, the 52-year-old author, who hails from UP, said: “A postman in Allahabad wanted to write a book on the subject but due to financial constraints and ill health he died. He would get me my money order which I used to wait desperately for in my college days in Allahabad. Once when I didn’t get any money order, I went to see him. He was ill. I came to know that day that he used to give me money from his own pocket if my money order didn’t reach on time. It humbled me immensely and raised my curiosity to know more about the lives of postmen. But due to the lack of any research material, I had to run across the whole of India and meet almost every postman, virtually every post office to know the reality behind this unique service.” (Source The Hindu 10.10.2013)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013


The Times of India - Aurngabad : Oct,05,2013

Postal department to open 3 ATM centres by December

Niraj Chinchkhede, TNN Oct 5, 2013, 12.24AM IST
AURANGABAD: Chief postmaster general of Maharashtra and Goa circle, Col K C Mishra, said on Friday said that three ATM centres would be opened in Aurangabad division of the postal department by December. The three centres will come up at Juna Bazaar main post office in Aurangabad, head post office in Jalna and sub-post office at Bhokardan.
Speaking at a press conference held in the city, Mishra said that the postal department was aiming to become a technology-enabled market leader field in the coming days. "We are also implementing core banking solutions (CBS) for savings schemes. The customers will benefit through the ATM centres set up on the premises of 1,000 selected post offices across India, including 75 in the state. In Aurangabad region, there will be 17 ATMs. However, we are setting up three centres in the region in the first phase," he said.
Mishra said the CBS would provide the customers access to accounts from post offices and through internet banking. The CBS facility will come into effect from next year. Besides, Mishra said that all the post offices in the country would become paperless in the next three years.
"The ongoing IT modernization project of the postal department will ultimately cover the entire network using appropriate technology. A proposal for setting up the " Post Bank of India" is under consideration of the Government of India. It is aimed at financial inclusion, particularly in rural areas, by using the last mile reach of India Post," he said.
"India Post has planned its transformation to shoulder more responsibilities. The first step towards significant change has been the implementation of Project Arrow, an initiative to transform India Post into a vibrant and responsive organization and to make a visible and positive difference in postal operations. Project Arrow has been implemented in 18,602 post offices across India, including 1,693 in Maharashtra of which 235 are in Aurangabad region," he added.