Friday, May 29, 2015

*PM Narendra Modi silent on One Rank One Pension, upset defence veterans plan nation-wide agitation.Click here to see the details.

*Dearness Relief from Jan-2015 Order issued for CPF beneficiaries in receipt of Ex-gratia payment CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS
*Directory of Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens/Tiffin Rooms located in Central Government Offices in India-reg. (Click the below link to see details)
*Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
26-May-2015 11:48 IST
PRESS NOTE
The Government has decided to constitute following Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands and other issues being raised by them and for recommending measures to address those issues:-
1.Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister
2.Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State(I/C) for Labour&Employment
3.Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State(I/C) for Petroleum&NaturalGas
4.Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State(I/C) for Power
5.Dr.Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office
The Secretarial assistance to this committee will be provided by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.
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Ministry of Labour and Employment
Government of India
New Delhi: May 26, 2015
 *Distribution of DAVP booklets booked as Speed Post articles. Click here to see the details.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1)Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006- Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants- Clarification regarding
2)Network-connected handheld devices for postal delivery soon

3)Brief procedure of outward clearing at Sub office and Head office in DOP Finacle

4)HERITAGE BUILDINGS OWNED BY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS 

Uttar Pradesh Post Office Recruitment 2015, 932 Vacancies, Uttar Pradesh Post Office Jobs 2015

            Government of India, Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts, Uttar Pradesh Postal Circle has invited applications for the recruitment of 932 Postman, Mail Guard, MTS( Administrative Office & Subordinate Office) vacancies. Interested and eligible candidates may apply online from June 1, 4 pm to June 30 by 11.59 pm or offline on or before June 30.
Post details:
[[[Name and number of posts:
Postman: 602
Mail Guard: 20
MTS (Administrative Office): 42
MTS (Subordinate Office): 268
Eligibility:
Educational qualification:  
For Postman and Mail Guard posts:  The candidates should have passed Matriculation from recognised board.
For MTS posts: Candidates must have passed Matriculation or equivalent or ITI from recognised Boards.
Age limit: The candidates' age should be between 18 to 27 years as on June 30. Age relaxation is applicable for 5 years for SC/ST category, 3 years for OBC and Government Servants up to 40 years in accordance with Government rule.
Selection processCandidates will be selected based on their performance in an aptitude test.
Application fee: Candidates have to pay Rs 500 (OC/OBC candidates) and Rs 100 (SC/ST/PH/Women candidates).
How to applyThe OMR application form will be available at Post Offices of UP Circle from June 1 to June 30. The eligible candidates may apply online through the official website of India Posts www.indiapost.gov.in or send their application along with OMRapplication form number, photocopy of e-payment receipt and examination fee. Candidates must mention in bold letters on the cover of the envelope "Application for the post of MTS in Administrative Offices or Application for the Post of MTS in Subordinate Offices or Application for the Post of Postman or Application for the Post of Mail Guard". The letter should be mailed through speed post/registered post to 'The Direct RecruitmentCell, Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle, Lucknow-226001' on or before June 30.
Important dates:
Starting date for submission of online applications: June 4 at 4 pm
Last date for submission of online application: June 30 till 11.59 pm
Last date for receipt of applications: June 30
Last date for payment of fee: July 3
Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/uttar-pradesh-postal-circle/1/439784.html

Monday, May 25, 2015

There is nothing illegal about government servants being placed under suspension on the last day of their service, the Madras high court

Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.
INCLUSION OF AADHAR NUMBER IN GOVERNMENT SERVANT SERVICE BOOK
Click here to see the details.

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities. Click Here.

Article on Speed Post published in the Times of India, Delhi dated 20.05.2015 (Click the link below )
http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Pdf/Speed_Post_Article_TOI.pdf

Friday, May 22, 2015

 
Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability -Supreme Court Order   Click Here to see the detail.
Loan and advances by Central Government Interest rates and other terms and conditions.  CLICK HERE to see the detail. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1)Deliveries of speed post letters which are more reliable and faster than private courier services says CAG
2)Concessions available to central government employees working in Kashmir Valley has been revised. 

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A-IV), dated 18.5.2015
Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.
            The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-
S.No. / Query / Clarification

1.
 Whether the employees whose Headquarters/ Place of posting and Home Town are same, are eligible for Home Town LTC?
            No. Government employees whose headquarters/place of posting and Home Town are one and the same are not eligible for Home Town LTC.
2. Whether the employees who are not eligible for Home Town LTC may avail the Special Concession scheme of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to North East Region, allowed by DoPT’s 31011/3/2014-Estt.A-IV 26.09.2014?
            No. Employees whose Home Town & Headquarters are same are not eligible for Home town LTC and hence, the question of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to these places under special concession scheme does not arise.
3. Whether the employees residing in cities / towns outside Delhi which fall under other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for Home Town Concession?
            Yes, Cities/Towns which outside Delhi and fall in other states of NCR are not to be treated as Delhi Headquarters. Hence, the Government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities/towns outside Delhi falling in other states of NCR, are eligible for Jammu & Kashmir & Andaman & Nicobar Islands as eligible for Home Town Concession.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1)Preservation of records relates with Delivery& payment of COD articles.
2) Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy reg.
 3)One rank, one pension’ cleared: Parrikar 

G.I., Min. of H & F W., O.M.F. No: S-11011/21/2014-(HEC), dated 14.5.2015

Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi.

            With reference to the above mentioned subject it is stated that subsequent to the sting operation titled “Operation Jonk-2” aired by a TV channel on 7th May, 2015, prima facie it appears that following MRI centre which was empanelled under CGHS has indulged in unethical practices. Hence it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of following centre from CGHS with immediate effect till further orders.


Sr. No. / Name of the Centre / Address
1. / C-15 MRI Diagnostic & Research / C-15, Green Park Extension, Centre, New Delhi – 110016.

(Dr. Kanwal Kumar)
Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)
R.K. Puram, New Delhi

Source: CGHS Portal

Monday, May 18, 2015

1)Transfers/Postings of the JTS Officers of IPS Group A
CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS
2)Promotion and allotment of Postal Service Group B 0fficers to JTS of IPS Group A
3)National Anomaly committee Meeting – 29th May 2015. 

 4)RTP's APS SERVICE TO COUNT FOR MACPs CLICK HERE to view the Judgement of CAT Ernakulam

Friday, May 15, 2015

MOC has cleared the cadre Restructuring file .
The Cadre Restructuring for Group -C Employees has been signed by the Ministry and forwarded to DOPT for Final Approval on 13.05.2015.
It is expected that the proposal would be approved by DOPT after various formality checks and clearance from Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance.Click here to see the details.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Preference to Casual Labours to GDS selection.Click here to view Dte letter.
1)Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for Direct recruitment in Central Government.
2)Simplification of Withdrawal process – Documentary requirements: PFRDA Clarification..Click here to see the details.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


1)Post Bank to get professionals from pvt sector
May get license from RBI in August; the bank is projected to earn a revenue of Rs 2,365 cr over the first five years

2)Review of compassionate appointment cases – Three Year Time Limit condition withdrawn by DOPT – Application for Compassionate appointment may not be reject on the ground that it had already been considered thrice unless it was rejected due to lack of merit/not found suitable under the criteria for compassionate appointments.

3)Marriage of daughter not a bar in being considered for govt. job on compassionate grounds after the death of her father while in service: Madras High Court.

4)IPS, IRS Officers submits 7th Pay Commission to scrap empanelment for Secretary Posts – IAS gets more advantage in pay and positions and other services are discriminated says Police and revenue service associationsClick here to see the details.

INDIAPOST TO LAUNCH E-COMMERCE CENTRE AT DELHI--- PBI NEWS
E-Commerce Centre of Post to start from Monday ( 11.5.2015)
            Considering the rapid growth of e-commerce business in the country in the recent past, the Department of Posts, through Delhi Postal Circle has taken up a project to establish the e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi-110003.This processing centre will handle exclusively all the e-commerce business with the state of the art technology driven facility for quick and smooth operation starting from booking till dispatch from the centre.
            The Centre is equipped with modern technology and newly introduced conveyor belt where parcels get sorted with the help of conveyor belt. As a result, the e-Commerce Centre is now capable of handling 30000 parcels/articles per day. The parcels are collected from the e-commerce customers, processed & dispatched within 24 hours to respective destination through quickest available flight/train, as the case may be.
            The leading e-commerce customers, viz., Amazon, Paytm, Yepme, Snapdeal, etc are already availing the benefits of fast, reliable and safe processing of their e-commerce parcels at the newly established e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang in New Delhi.
            The e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi -110003 is to be dedicated to the Nation by Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology on 11th May 2015
            India Post Mobile App is also launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology on the occasion. .This is an android based application developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore. The application includes features like real time tracking of accountable articles, Post Office search, Postage calculator, etc through Mobile Phone.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The postal sector's primary forum for global cooperation.
Posts can help bridge e-commerce divide for SMEs.
Speakers address innovation challenges
1)E-Commerce Centre of Post to start from Monday'
2)CGHS Hospitals/ Dispensaries Functioning for 24 Hrs 
3) MINUTES OF NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM MEETING HELD ON 25.2.2015
Click here to see the details

Friday, May 8, 2015

Inspector Posts Examination Results 2014 declared

Probation and / or confirmation of Direct Recruit Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistants in the Department of Posts CLICK HERE to view the Dte Order

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Details of meeting with MoC 
Details of meeting held at Sanchar Bhawan on 05.05.2015 at 1300 hrs with Hon’Minister of Communications by Secretary Generals of NFPE & FNPO on behalf of Postal Joint Council of Action.

In continuation of the meeting by PJCA leaders consisting all General Secretaries and Secretary Generals of both Federations ( NFPE &FNPO) held with Chairman Postal Services Board , Member(HRD),  Member (O), Member(Tech) & other higher officers of Postal Directorate on 30.04.2015 at 1100 hrs on all the 26 Charter of demands, the PJCA had decided to insist a further meeting with Hon’ Minister of Communications in respect of the following three Major sectional demands pertaining to the Postal fraternity.
1. Corporatisation and  Privatisation of Postal Department as recommended by the TASK FORCE committee.
2. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission. Grant of Civil servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.
3. Implementation of Cadre Restructuring in Postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
The ground was under active preparation for indefinite strike w.e.f .06.05.2015.
  Secretary Generals of NFPE & FNPO on behalf of Postal Joint Council of Action were invited for meeting with Hon’Minister of Communications.
On 05.05.2015.at 1300 hrs both Secretary Generals met the Hon’ MoC and submitted a memorandum on GDS issues primarily for inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission. As the Department of Posts assured the PJCA on 30.04.2015 that the proposal will be strongly recommended and referred to D/o Expenditure for reconsideration, the Hon’ MoC was requested to offer his good offices.
Hon’ Minister of Communications has assured that the GDS issues would be looked into with an open mind and he would try to his best.
The  Cadre Restructuring Proposal file is awaiting for the approval of Hon’ MoC and now even though he had some reservations, he agreed to pass it with positive recommendations. The Cadre Restructuring Proposal will shortly be forwarded to DoPT.
In respect of Task Force Committee recommendations, Hon’ MoC  has not given any assurance about future course of action. But he asserted that NO PRIVATISATION at present and there will be no reduction or structural change in the department.
The meeting with Hon’ MoC is hopeful.
Considering the reply given in the minutes by the Postal Directorate and assurance given by Hon’ MoC , the PJCA has decided to defer the proposed INDEFINITE STRIKE from 06.05.2015 .


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Secretary Generals NFPE & FNPO submitting memorandum on GDS issues to Hon`ble Minister of Communications in the meeting held on 05.05.2015 in connection with Strike Secretary (P), Member HRD & DDG SR were also present.


FLASH  NEWS
       PROPOSED INDEFINITE STRIKE  FROM 06TH MAY, 2015  STANDS DEFERRED  BASED ON THE ASSURANCES GIVEN BY HON`BLE  MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE MEETING  HELD WITH BOTH THE SECRETARY GENERALS  OF NFPE & FNPO  IN PRESENCE OF SECRETARY (P), MEMBER (HRD) & DDG (SR) AT SANCHAR BHAWAN NEW DELHI AT 1 PM TODAY DATED 05.05.2015 .DETAILS WILL FOLLOW. 
________________________________________________

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD WITH PJCA REPRESENTATIVES
ON 30/04/2015 IN DAK BHAVAN, NEW DELHI

No. 08/07/2014-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Division)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi, dated 5th May, 2015
Subject:-  Minutes of the meeting held with PJCA representatives on 30/04/2015 in Dak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dear Sir,
            Kindly find enclosed the minutes of the above meeting for information and necessary action at your end.
            With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)
Shri R.N. Parashar
Secretary General
NFPE

Shri D. Theagarajan
Secretary General
FNPO

Minutes of the meeting held with the representatives of Postal Joint Council of Action            (PJCA) on 30/04/2015.

The meeting was held with the representatives of PJCA on 30/04/2015 at 1100 hrs. in G.P. Roy Committee Room, Dak Bhavan under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts).  A list of participants is annexed. 

At the outset Secretary (Posts) welcomed the participants and mentioned that we are meeting in connection with the strike call given by the PJCA.  She appealed to the PJCA not to go on strike as this will help only our competitors. 

Secretary General, NFPE also welcomed the participants and thanked Secretary (Posts) for convening this meeting.  He requested that their grievances are settled so that they do not have to go on strike.

            With the permission of the Chair the agenda items were taken up for discussion.  After detailed deliberations on each point, following decisions were taken:-
Sl. No.
Charter of Demands
Decision taken
1.
Discussions on the recommendations of the Task Force.
Secretary (Posts) assured the staff side that there is no contemplation of corporatization or privatization at this juncture.   Further, before any structural changes are contemplated in the organization, the staff side will be consulted.   
2.
Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission. 
Grant of civil servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.
It was decided that the proposal will be strongly recommended and referred to D/o Expenditure for reconsideration. 

DDG (Estt)
3.
Revision of wages of Casual, Part time, Contingent employees w.e.f 01.01.2006 consequent on revision of wages of regular employees by 6th Pay Commission and regularization of services.
The services of Casual Labourers get regularized as per the Recruitment Rules (RRs) of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS).  The eligibility cut-off date i.e. 01/09/1993 cannot be removed from the RRs as Causal Labourers engaged upto this date are only to be regularized and there was total ban on engagement of Casual Labourer after 01/09/1993.  Further, Department has also issued Policy on regularization of Casual Labourer in pursuance of Supreme Court judgement in Uma Devi case of 2006 and if any Casual Labourer is covered by this policy, he will be regularized.

Item closed
4.
Grant of merger of 100% DA with pay w.e.f 01.01.2014 for all purposes, including GDS.
The item does not relate to Department of Posts alone and a decision on the same has to be taken by D/o Expenditure , Ministry of Finance for all Central Government employees.
DDG(Estt)
5.
Grant of 25% pay as Interim Relief (IR) w.e.f 01.01.2014 to all employees including GDS.
The item does not relate to Department of Posts alone and a decision on the same has to be taken by D/o Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for all Central Government employees.
DDG(Estt)
6.
Scrap the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and include all employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004 under the old statutory pension scheme.
The item does not relate to Department of Posts alone and a decision on the same has to be taken by D/o Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for all Central Government employees.
DDG(Estt)
7.
Remove 5% condition for compassionate appointment and grant appointment in all deserving cases as in the case of railways. Remove the minimum 50 points condition for GDS compassionate appointment.
Regular Employees:-

It is emphasized that this Department follows the rules/instructions issued by the Nodal Department i.e., DOP&T.  Condition of  5% of direct recruitment quota for Compassionate Appointment has been fixed by the DOP&T.  Department is not  concerned with the rules / instructions of Railways or any other Department.

Gramin Dak Sevaks:-

The Department has constituted a Committee for revisiting the 50 Point Criteria for compassionate appointment of GDS.  Report of the Committee is awaited.  Staff side has suggested that the point system be discontinued, and this can be referred to the Committee.
DDG(P)
DDG(Estt)
8.
Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including MMS & GDS.
(a) By direct recruitment.
(b) By holding DPC and granting promotions.
(c) By conducting departmental promotional examination.
(d) Replace all condemned vehicles in MMS.
Recruitment Rules of Manager / Sr. Manager have been notified recently and further action is being taken to fill up all such DR / promotion quota vacancy.

Recruitment Rules of Dy. Manager and Asstt. Manager in MMS will be submitted to DOP&T next week for their approval.

RRs of Diver Spl. Grade have been approved by the DOP&T and now, these are being sent to UPSC for their approval.  As regards RRs of Driver Gr. I, II & III, file is being resubmitted to M/o Law after doing the needful as required by them.

RRs of Artisan are being prepared

On notification of these RRs, further action will be taken to fill up the vacancies in these cadres.

DDG(P)
9.
Implement cadre restructuring in postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
The proposal for cadre restructuring of Gr. ‘C’ employees, will be sent to DOP&T next week.  The proposal for MMS and DAP will be sent to DOP&T within a period of two months.

DDG (Estt) / DDG(PAF)
10.
Settle issues relating to Postmaster Cadre officials.
(a) Allow to write IP and PS Group ‘B’ examinations.
(b) Relaxation in service conditions for promotion from one grade to another, at par with general line promotions to identical posts.













(c) Filling up of all PS Group ‘B’, PM Grade III and Grade II posts by eligible officials and till that time adhoc- promotion may be granted.











(d) Other related issues such as filling up of 100% senior Postmaster/Chief Postmaster posts earmarked for PM cadre by PM cadre officials alone and maintenance of circle gradation list etc.


(a)This will be examined.

(b)  The proposal for relaxing the RRs of Postmaster Grade II & III was sent to DOP&T, which has returned the proposal seeking certain information / clarification.  Accordingly, information called for from Circles and examined.  After analysis, it is observed that Circles have not done DPCs for HSG-II & HSG-I, which may be taken adversely by the DOP&T for instant relaxation proposal.  Therefore, Circles have been asked to conduct HSG-II & HSG-I DPCs on priority so that proposal could be resubmitted to DOP&T with better facts.

(c)    As above.  As regards PS Group B, DPC for 2014-15 was conducted recently and order issued.  Letter has already been issued to Circles for PS Group B DPC for 2015 -16 for keeping the required documents ready.  Ad hoc appointment can only be made from eligible officers, whose regular promotion has been delayed.  For relaxing any condition of RRs, even for ad hoc promotion, DOP&T approval is required.  A proposal is already moving for relaxation as indicated above.

(d)Due to an OA filed before Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench, the matter has become sub-judice and as such action to fill up posts in Sr. Postmaster cadre cannot be taken till the OA is disposed off.
DDG(P)
11.
Reimburse full mileage allowance to system Administrators and fix duty hours and responsibilities of SAs. Create separate cadre for system administrators.
Instructions regarding provision of Conveyance Allowance issued by PAP Division letter No.1-02/2011-PAP dated 17/01/2012 already exist.  The rates for Conveyance Allowance (within 16 kms) are already provided under the FRSR.  Regarding reimbursement of full mileage, the Circle Heads are empowered to sanction reimbursement of Travel Allowance as per rules. 

The issue of creation of separate cadre for System Administrators has been examined and not found feasible.

Item closed.
12.
Grant of cash handling allowance to Treasures in Post Offices at par with cashiers in RMS & Administrative offices.
The matter was taken up with DOE, Ministry of Finance earlier also.  It was not agreed to by DOE.  On the request of Union, the matter is being reexamined.  Comments from the Circles have been called for.

DDG(Estt)
13.
Counting of Special Allowance granted to PO & RMS Accountants for pay fixation on promotions as the promotional post involves higher responsibilities.
Post Offices and RMS Accountants are not granted any special pay which can be included for their pay fixation / promotion.  They are only granted a special allowance which cannot be included as pay for their promotion.

DDG(Estt)
14.
Settle all issues related to IT Modernization Project- computerization, Core Banking Solution, Core Insurance Solution etc.
(a)   Replace out dated computers and peripherals with new ones.
(b) Increase network capabilities and Bandwidth.
(c)  Set right the users credentials problems in leave arrangements etc.
(d) Stop hasty “Go Live” of CBS, CIS till cleansing of data pucca.
(e) Provide all assistance and stop harassment in the implementation of CBS & CIS.
(f) Grant enhanced financial powers to Head Postmasters.





(a) The proposal for an outlay of Rs.493.88 crores for supply of computer hardware and peripherals has been sent to D/o Expenditure, M/o Finance for principle approval.

(b) Bandwidth of 1032 locations has been increased.  Circlewise details of the locations where bandwidth has been increased is given under:-

No. of locations where Bandwidth increased
Andhra Pradesh
120
Assam
25
Bihar
34
Chhatisgarh
15
Delhi
16
Gujarat
49
Haryana
20
H P
22
J&K
11
Jharkhand
16
Karnataka
92
Kerala
61
M.P.
63
Maharashtra
73
North East
15
Orissa
37
Punjab
29
Rajasthan
53
Tamil Nadu
108
U.P.
94
Uttarakhand
18
West Bengal
61
Total
1032

DDG (Tech)
(c)Necessary process for creation of users is already in place and is attended by CEPT team.  However, this will be reviewed.
(d) The CBS rollout is planned in a phased manner and post office are migrated to CBS platform only after completion of all pre-migration activities including Data Cleansing.
(e) The implementation of CBS is being carried out in planned manner at Directorate level as per Project Governance Structure.  Some of the issues like EOD, CPC workflow etc., have been reviewed and suitable modifications in the processes have been made to ease the functioning.  There is no harassment in implementation of CBS. 

The staff side had informed that there is some difficulty in single handed offices.  It was decided that this will be discussed separately by the staff side with DDG (FS).
DDG(FS)

(f)     The proposal for giving financial powers to Postmaster of all categories is under examination and comments from all Circles have been called for.

DDG(P)
15.
Prompt and regular holding of JCM, Departmental Council Meeting, Periodical meeting with Secretary Department of Posts, Sports Board meeting and Welfare Board meeting. Ensure representation of  recognized Federations in Sports Board and Welfare Board by calling for nominations.
Action has been taken regarding holding JCM / Periodical meetings regularly.

Postal Sports Board meeting was held on 11/02/2015.  Postal Staff Services Welfare Board meeting is going to be held shortly.

Members of Federations are nominated members in the Postal Services Staff Welfare Board.  As regards the Postal Sports Board, the present constitution does not include any Federation / Unions as members.  However, nominees of federations may be co-opted by Chairman, Postal Service Board.
DDG (Trg).
16.
Ensure full protection of existing allowance (TRCA) of GDS employees and introduce Medical Reimbursement scheme to GDS.  Existing monthly emoluments (TRCA) drawn by GDS should not be reduced under any circumstances.  Revision of cash handling norms.
Provisions already exist for protection of TRCA as personal pay in respect of all categories of GDS to the extent of maximum of the lower TRCA slab (in case workload is found reduced to a lower slab in the Establishment Review as compared to the previous Establishment Review).

The suggestion of the staff side was to protect the TRCA on permanent basis. DDG(Estt)
17.
(a) All Circle offices/ Regional offices/DPLI office, Kolkata must be allowed to function as Circle Processing Centres (CPCs) while implementing Core Insurance Solutions (CIS) through McCamish for steady growth of PLI/RPLI Business.
(b) Stop diversion of 615 posts (576 posts of Pas from C.O.s and 39 posts of Pas from APS PLI CELL) ordered vide Department of Posts, Establishment Division No. 43-47/2013-PE-II dated the 9th June, 2014.
(c) Stop harassment and victimization of staff of Circle Administrative offices in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI.
The proposal will be examined after the roll out of the project is completed.






No such order has been issued.  The nitty-gritty of issue of manning CPCs is still under examination.





Specific concerns will be examined.
CGM (PLI)

18.
Allot sufficient funds to circles for carrying out constructions, repairs and maintenance of Departmental buildings/Postal Staff Quarters and RMS Rest Houses.
Sufficient funds are allotted to the Circles for carrying out constructions/ repairs.  The instructions will be issued to all CPMsG to utilize the allotted funds as far as possible. 

DDG (Estates & MM)
19.
Make substitute arrangement in all vacant Postmen and MTS Posts. Wherever GDS are not available, outsiders should be allowed to work as substitutes.
The Establishment Division has issued instruction to the Circles to fill up all vacancies of GDS BPM & justified posts of all other approved categories.  Guidelines regulating substitute arrangements to be made in place of regular GDS already stand issued vide letter No.17-115/2001-GDS dated 21/10/2002, in case it is not possible to manage the work with combination of duties.
Substitute arrangements against vacant Postman and MTS posts are made at the local level as and when required.
 Powers have been delegated to Heads of Circles for outsourcing of work.
DDG(P)
20.
Modify the orders dated 22/5/1979 regarding existing time factor given for delivery of articles taking into account the actual time required for door to door delivery.
The proposal has been referred to the Work Study Division for further necessary action. Staff side was suggested to meet DDG(WS) in this regard.

DDG (WS) /
Staff side.
21.
Open more L1 offices as recommended by CPMsG. Eg.- Guntakal RMS in A.P. Circle.
 The proposal for upgradation of Guntakul RMS as L-1 Mail Office was not found justified. 

Item closed.
22.
Powers for writing APARs of SBCO staff may be delegated to AO (SBCO) instead of Divisional heads and stop imposing the work of SB Branch on SBCO.
  After roll out of CBS, the role and responsibility of SBCO is to be re-designed and fixed.  The issue will be examined in detail thereafter.

DDG(FS)
23.
Prompt supply of good quality uniform and kit items and change of old specification.
Instructions are regularly issued to Heads of Circles for prompt supply of good quality uniforms.  The Directorate has also called for suggestions from all Circles for improvement in the specifications of different items of uniform for further taking up with BIS in the matter.  Staff side was also requested to send their suggestions with regard to improvement of specifications. 

DDG (Estates & MM)/
Staff side.
24.
Stop vindictive actions of GM (Finance) Postal Accounts Chennai. More than hundred Postal Accounts employees are charge sheeted. GM (Finance) even refused to heed the instructions of DDG (PAF).
 The Member (Finance), Telecom Commission has been apprised of the whole situation and CPMG, Tamil Nadu Circle has also been requested to resolve the matter.  The staff side informed that no action has been taken at the ground level.  

The case is subjudice and in respect of the officials charge sheeted, 72 Senior/ Junior Accountants have already filed a case in the Hon’ble CAT Madras Bench.  Madras Bench OA No.310/01062/2014.  As per the current position, the case is listed for 03/06/2015. 
DDG (PAF)
25.
Review of marks of JAO (P) Part-II examination held in December 2012 in r/o SC/ST candidates. As the exam was conducted on the basis of old recruitment Rules i.e. JAO and the said posts are Group ‘B’ (Non- Gazetted) review may be held.
Opinion of the Law Ministry will be obtained.

DDG (PAF)
26.
Revise Postmen / Mail Guard / MTS Recruitment Rules.  Stop open market recruitment.  Restore seniority quota promotion:-
This item was earlier discussed in the JCM (DC) and it is assured by Secretary (Posts) that the Recruitment Rules will be reviewed after one or two Recruitment / Promotional exam are over, as DOP&T may not approve immediate revision of Recruitment Rules already approved by it.  Now more than two Postmen/MG/ MTS recruitment / examination is over and hence it is requested to take action to revise the Recruitment Rules and stop open quota recruitment.  Entire vacancies may be earmarked for GDS and Casual Labourers as existed in the pre-revised Recruitment Rules.
As decided in earlier JCM, the said RRs are to be relooked after seeing the outcome of one or two exams. The process is still going on. Most of the Circles have completed one round of recruitment process for direct recruitment quota, and others on their way to completing the same. Subsequently, pre-appointment formalities, trainings etc. would require to be completed in case of newly recruited officials. Therefore, Circles need time to judge the capabilities and skills of these officials and furnish proper and accurate feedback thereto to this Directorate for further consideration in the matter. Hence, time is not ripe to revisit the said RRs.

As regards RRs of Postman, open market quota of 25% has already been given to GDS.  Now, as per the existing RRs, only the unfilled vacancies, which could not be filled by the MTS/GDS, go to open market for filling up. 
DDG(P)