Friday, February 22, 2013

CWC OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFPOSTAL EMPLOYEES,GROUPC

The Central working committee meeting of National Union of Postal Employees ,Group C will be hosted will be  by J&K Circle and  will  be held on 14th to 15th June  2013. The venue of CWC is Yatri Bhavan, Durga Nag Road ,Opp .Burn Hall School. Near Dal lake Kashmir. The Circle Conference of J&K Circle will be held from 13th to 15th. And the open session of the circle conference will be held on 14th afternoon.The CWC will be held in the morning of 14th and 15th. Notice for the CWC will be issued in due course. The Accommodation will be available from 13th evening. The reservations can be made accordingly.

GENERAL SECRETARY


TWO DAYS STRIKE TOTAL IN POSTAL DEPARTMENT

THE TWO DAYS STRIKE CALLED BY CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS INCLUDING INTUC WAS  TOTAL. THE NUPEGC PLACES ON RECORD  THE SUPPORT AND EFFORTS MADE  BY THE DIVISIONAL/CIRCLE UNIONS IN MAKING THE STRIKE A TOTALITY . THE CHQ CONGRATULATES THE MEMBERSHIP FOR REALIZATION OF THE REALITY AND THIER PARTICIPATION EN-MASS
GENERAL SECRETARY


Min of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
No. 20/16/1998-P&PW(F) dated 19-2-2013

Subject: Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants – clarification
              regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from each retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation.

2.         The recovery and adjustment of Govt. dues from retirement gratuity is regulated under Rules 71 to 73 of the CCS (Pensions) Rules, 1972 Rule (1) to (3) of Rule 72 ibid provide for recovery of actual amount of Govt. dues in respect of Govt. accommodation from pay & allowances before retirement and from Retirement Gratuity. Sub rule (5) of Rule 72 ibid stipulates that if, in any particular case, it is not possible for the Directorate of Estates to determine the outstanding license fee, that Directorate shall inform the Head of Office that ten per cent off gratuity may be withheld pending receipt of further information. The withheld amount of gratuity is to be paid back to government servant immediately on production of ‘No Demand Certificate (NDC) from Dte off Estates. Thus, if no ‘Govt. dues’ in respect off Govt. accommodation are outstanding then the rules do not provide for Withholding of any part of the gratuity on retirement of the Govt. servant. If no Government  accommodation is allotted to a Government servant, in accordance with Dte of Estate’s OM No. 1801/511990-Pol-1 dated 12-10-2010, it is for the Administrative Ministry to issue an ’NDC’.

3.         As regards recovery in respect of ‘Govt. dues’ other than those pertaining to Govn. accommodation, the head of Office is required to complete assessment of such dues eight months prior to the date of retirement (Rule 73(2)). The actual amount of such dues and the dues which come to the notice subsequently and remaining outstanding are to be adjusted against the amount of retirement gratuity becoming payable to the Govt. servant on retirement. Thus, there is no provision for withholding any part of gratuity for the purpose of recovery of outstanding government dues other than those pertaining to government accommodation.

Sd/-
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director