Tuesday, May 31, 2016

1)Malfunctioning of Finacle and Mcamish – Programme of  action by  FNPO 
2)Government to sell Ganga jal from Haridwar, Rishikesh online - 
3)Celebration 2 nd International Day of Yoga on 21.06.2016 
4)CPMG Haryana circle released book on finacle operations 
5)LATEST EMPLOYMENT NEWS
6)Cadre Restructuring of Group `C`- violation of Agreement-letter from RMS JCA.
2)Development on 7th CPC recommendations.

Friday, May 27, 2016

CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP -C EMPLOYEES IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS


CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP -C EMPLOYEES IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

ORDERS ISSUED dated 27.05.2016







FNPO Tendered evidence before GDS Pay Committee

FNPO tendered evidence before the GDS pay Committee headed by Sri Kamalesh Chandra, Chairman, from the official side Sri TQ Mohammad Secretary, Sri Susheel Member and from the staff side  Sri D Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO, Sri TN Rahate, President FNPO, Sri Rajat S Das, working president , FNPO, Sri D Kishan Rao, Genral Secretary, NAPE Group-C, Sri B Shivakumar, Asstt. General Secretary, NAPE Group-C, Sri PU Muraleedharan, General Secretary, NUGDS, Sri CH. Laxmi Narayana Prsident NUGDS, Sri L LKrishna Prasad RR, NAPE Gr-C, AP Circle were tendered the evidence. A Video Presentation for 25 minutes was made before the commission showing the nature of duties of all the cadres of the GDS employees, usage of biometric devices for payment of MGNREGA, Social Security Pensions and the interview of the Hon’ble Communication Minister, Sri Ravi Sankar Prasadji covering the projects under took by the rural postal network present and future. Sukanya Samradhi Account, RPLI, sale of Godavari water, PM Suraksha Bhima Yojana were highlighted in the video. The Chairman and GDS committee keenly watched the video presentation and positively responded on the points raised in the memorandum. The Commission may call unions again in July 2016.
Some of the salient features of the evidence

1. Amending the rule 3A of the GDS conduct & Engagement Rules and allotting the GDS employees to work for 8 hours. Necessary documents obtained under RTI Act were submitted in support of the workload of the BPMs.
2. Dispensing with the unscientific point system for assessing the workload of BPMs and evaluations of new method for the GDSMC/MD/Packers keeping the future need of the rural postal system.
3. Reducing the cadres in the GDS System by making common cadre atleast two and suitably fixing the wages.
4. Fixing the wages of the GDS agents based on the scales implemented to the Central Govt. Employees in the 7th CPC minimum of Rs 20,000/- basic pay.
5. Finding ways and means for providing rented standard accommodation by the Department paying suitable HRA.
6. Cash conveyance arrangement to be made by the Department with conveyance allowance.
7. Fixed quota for the GDS employees in the PA recruitment and allowing GDS employees in the vacant posts of Postal Assistants like postmen & Group-D.
8. 5%  LR
9. The compassionate appointment of the dependents in case of   voluntary/invalid retirements
10.       Liberal transfer facility in place of limited transfer facility.
11.       Medical facilities, Group Insurance
12.       Chapter wise discussion of our Memorandum .         








The compassionate appointment of the dependents in case of   voluntary/invalid retirements
1)NEW SYSTEM OF MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION OF GDSClick here to view.
2)Acceptance of POSB business in case Finacle CBS application is not accessible or slow to accept transactions presented at the counter invoking Business Continuity Plan (BCP)CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. 
3)Now penalty for urinating in open, spitting in govt offices - 
4)Latest Employment News Clickhere to   Read  more.
Cabinet approves cadre review for I.P.S.
5)Redesigning The Uniform Of Postman
6)Advantages and Need for filing NIL Income Tax Return
7)Special Cover On 2560th Birth Anniversary Of Gautama Buddha  Click here to   Read  more.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

MEETING WITH SECRETARY AND MEMBER (TECHNOLOGY)

Today the General Secretary along with S/S Rajat S Das,President,CHQ B. Sivakumar,AGS Ch Laxminarayana President,NUGDS.CHQ,Krishnaprasad,RR,Vishakhapatnam met Sri S.K.Sinha,Secretary Department od Posts and greeted him on his assumption. Letters were submitted on the following issues  and discussed.

1. Malfunctioning  of CBS & Macmash and consequent  resent ment  among the Group C employees.
2. Foriegn Post Office Kolkata issues.
3.Point based compassionate appointment of GDS employees and implementation of the orders 
    taking  date of death  as criteria.

The delegation thereafter met Sri B.V.Sudhakar,Member (Technology) and discussed the failure of Infocys  in customizing the Finacle  software  and the issues raised by the NAPEC in previous letters.

Today  a higer level meeting was held with Infosys Technocrats  and  dead line is fixed  to rectify the soft ware by First week of June 2016.
There after a meeting was held with DDG (MB) on the Foriegn Post Office issues

General Secretary


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES GROUP-‘C’
(Central Head Quarters)
No. 17-2-17, P&T Quarters, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001

______________________________________________________________________



No. 1-1                                                                                                        Dated:  26-05-2016

The Secretary
Department of Posts
New Delhi-110001

Sub: Problems in the CBS & Mcamish

Ref: Union letter No. 1-1 dated 26-4-2016

Sir,

In continuation of our previous correspondence we further supplement the following for your kind attention and necessary action.

1.     Frequent server problem for which customers are fed up with Postal services inturn the officials including Postmasters at the front line are being victimized.
2.     CTS clearing at HOs has become more burden on the officials and officials at HO/GPO are finding it very difficult to clear the cheques within the prescribed time limit as most of the time the server will be down.
3.     CTS clearing on holidays at GPO/HOs seems to be useless as the officials will not be allowed to do any transactions but will be honoring the cheques just by viewing the balance and actual withdrawal will be shown and accounted on the next working day which seems to be at higher risk as other channels are kept open on holidays and Sundays.
4.     On decentralization of PLI/RPLI the workload on Postmasters working at HOs has become hectic where there is no DPM post for treasury/ delivery/subaccounts.
5.     Though some of the officers are merged office SOL is exiting and one of the official is provided use rid for the merged office and the officials acting as PA and supervisor which is highly irregular inspite of asking for merger of SOL the solution is not provided.

6.     With reference to the order NO FNo.25-11/2016-SB dtd at DAK BHAWAN the 10/11/05/2016 where in more pressure and burden is put on Postmasters/Supervisors of the HOs.The following clarifications are needed with reference to the said order.
a)On what authentication the Postmasters of the HOs should upload the DBT as in many circles the Emos(SSY)  are directly fetched from Postman package with the local software namely Anand tool and linked to finacle where it will be automatically shown as window delivery in postman package and directly reflected in treasury package and will be uploaded to finacle .Now many of the SPMs in the delivery post offices are directly sending email to the concerned HOs and asking for upload of the e-mos by attaching the file for upload.
b) If there is any discrepancies in the amount and account number who is responsible?
   And how to check the same and on what authentication it should be uploaded.
c) Under each HO more than twelve delivery offices will be there and not less than 200000 e-mos will be there for uploading .This is an extra burden on Postmasters working at HO and in future no official may be willing to work under HOs.
            We once again request to kindly initiate necessary action immediately.
Yours Sincerely,


 (D Kishan Rao)
   General Secretary

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES GROUP-‘C’
(Central Head Quarters)
No. 17-2-17, P&T Quarters, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001
______________________________________________________________________

To

Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Honorable Minister of Communication & IT
Govt. of India,
New Delhi-110001

Honorable Sir,

Sub: Malfunctioning of CBS Vs detoriating service to the public in Banking and Insurance in the Department of Post – Request for immediate intervention.


My union which is representing the staffs who are shouldering the responsibility of manning the CBS and Insurance in Post Offices, compelled to bring the following for your kind intervention.

2.         The IT modernization project was introduced in the Department two years back and nearly 20500 offices so far brought under CBS operation. But the innovation does not lead to technological improvisation ensuring the best possible service to the customers. But, instead, had rendered our staff with an unsavory and humiliating experience of encountering the public wrath and curse on day today basis. The Business in both the sectors rapidly coming down.

3.         We expected a rapid change in the Department with the new technology and the initiatives taken by the Honorable Minister to take the service finally to the Post Bank of India in 2017. But the hope is slowly shattering and the staffs are working upto midnight to make the project a success.

4.         All the assurances the administration, had given in the past and the transient nature of the problems had not proved to be credible and  worthy merit. Instead the problems are aggravating day by day making every one skeptic of the words from the authorities that be.

5.         The problem so far identified is the server capacity which is not enough compared to the no. of transactions, bandwidth and old computers and peripherals which has to be replaced. The Department issued orders to upgrade, but due to financial hurdles nothing has been done. As announced by the Honorable Minister the linking the BOS through RICT will further worsen the situation.

6.         My union has fully cooperated and made so many suggestions to improve the situation and staff at the field level are frustrated with the continued malfunctioning of the technology. The staffs are doubtful how about the future and next stage of technology. Further there are frauds due to mishandling recently which are a tip in the iceberg. The management never felt any responsibility and innocent people are becoming the scapegoats.

7.         There is no training/proper training and the staff are forced to handle the technology straightaway without any training.

8.         My union therefore requests the Honorable minister to initiate necessary urgent action to develop the services to the satisfaction of customers and save the officials from public wrath.


Yours Sincerely,


 (D Kishan Rao)
   General Secretary



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 Cabinet approves cadre review for I.P.S.

CLARIFICATION REGARDING LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION FOR CHANGE OF OPTION IN APRIL

Divisions are  asking for clarification that in some places the division head is insisting for the authorization form having Director ( SR) signature.In this connection please down load this letter and submit to the competent authority

General Secretary
1)Redesigning The Uniform Of Postman 
2)Advantages and Need for filing NIL Income Tax Return 
3)Special Cover On 2560th Birth Anniversary Of Gautama Buddha  Click here to   Read  more.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

1) India Post Payment Bank at a glance
2) Rs. 800 cr. for Postal Payments Bank -
3) President conveys his appreciation and admiration for India’s unparalleled postal network - 
4)7th Pay Commission Latest News – Empowered Committee Meeting likely on 11th June
5)India Post payments bank will be functional by March 17: Ravi Shankar Prasad - Click here to   Read  more.
6)Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the Heads of Circles ( CPMGs ) Conference of Postal department at Hyderabad on   22/05/2016 
7)Minimum Pension – Ministry Of Labour & Employment 
Click here to   Read  more.
 8)Railways commission Wi-Fi service at  3 more stations
 9) Central Govt Employees In Wait For 7th Pay Commission Award 
 10) Revision of rates of Special Cancellation / Cover release by DoP on various occasions 
10) Cadre Restructuring – Latest - Read More

11)Opposing merger with SBI, unions in associate banks to strike work - Click here to view

12)Government mulls gratuity to employees under National Pension System-Read more

Friday, May 20, 2016


1) Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst CG Employees . Approved Programme for May-August -2016 -
2) Joint issue between Department of Posts and United Nations Postal Administration on UN Women HeForShe postage stamp
3) Delivery Boundary Mapping Of Post Offices Under Geo Tagging Click here to   Read  more.
4)Meeting with Cabinet Secretary - Click here to view

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

1) Bandwidth upgradation approval.
2)MACP benefit would be given in the hierarchy of next higher Grade Pay – DOPT Clarification Dated 17-5-2016
3) Head to a post office for a vehicle loan
4)Grant of Paid Holiday 30th May, 2016 – Madhya Pradesh Bye Election
5)Independence Day 2016- Stamp Design Competition on 'Tourism in India'Click here to   Read  more.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ORAL EVIDENCE IN FAVOUR OF NUGDS& FNPO MEMORANDUM -GDS COMMITTEE CALLED   Letter -1&letter -2
TRANSFERS/POSTINGS THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (SAG) OF THE INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP'A. CLICK HERE TO VIEW


TRANSFERS AND POSTINGS IN THE JUNIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (JAG) OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A'.

REVISION OF TIME LIMIT FOR DRAWAL OF LTC ADVANCE FOR THE JOURNEY THROUGH TRAIN CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY CASE AT SUPREME COURT RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS DATED 13/05/2016 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS PAGE 2         
SWACHH BHARAT PAKHWADA (MAY 16-31 2016) ACTION PLAN FOR PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION. (Click the link to view)

Monday, May 16, 2016

1)Request to implement Cadre Restructuring - to Chairman Postal Services Board,Dak havan New Delhi 110 001 .
Click here to view our letter-1   & letter-2.

2)Bajaj Auto Finance inks pact with India Post

3)Relaxation Of Eligibility Condition For Promotion To The Cadre Of PM Grade II And III

4)PROMOTION PROCESS BY C.O. TO THE CADRE OF PM GR. III FOR THE VACANCIES OF 2016-17 - 

5)Soon, submit income tax return copy to get LPG subsidy 
Click here to  view  more.

Friday, May 13, 2016


1)PROPOSED RECRUITMENT RULES (RRS) OF CANTEEN STAFF REGARDING. .(Click the link  below  to view)

2)Bye Election in Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana 16/05/2016 – Grant of Paid holiday 
3)CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988-Admissibility of catering charges in respect of rail journey performed on LTC.- Clarification reg 
4)Review of performance of public servantsClick here to  read  more. 

5)Department ups vigil over suspicious mail - 
Outside Pressure or Recommendations for Transfer 

6)Closing of Post Offices in collection with General Election to the State Assembly in Kerala  

7)Number of PO Accounts in various schemes standing in DoP - LokSabha Q & A - 

8)Postal Savings Schemes - LokSabha Q & A -  Click here to  read  more.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

1)Closing of Central Govt. offices in collection with General Election to the State Assembly in Tamilnadu State - 
2)FINACLE TRAINING LESSON 15
FINACLE TRAINING LESSON 14
FINACLE TRAINING LESSON 13 Click here to  view  more.
3)Issue of SC/ST/Residence Certificate in School click here to read
4)Review of Service Rules as per recommendations of Pay Commission: DoPT’s InstructionsClick here to  view  more.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review of Service Rules as per recommendations of Pay Commission: DoPT’s InstructionsClick here to  view  more.

1)CBS Finacle Lessons : Lesson 1 to 12 - All in OneView More
2)Abolition of 85% posts in the grade of LDC -Read More

Monday, May 9, 2016

Government may not Scrap 145 year old Pension Act - Read More 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

General Elections to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2016 - Declaration of the poll day 16.05.2016 as Public Holiday - Read More

7th Pay Commission’s Review Committee Aims To Clear Up Better Pay - Read More


LTC Norms Eased – Employees to get Reimbursement of Rail Fare for Children - Read More

On PM Modi’s Orders, Centre Says Bye to 33 Non Performing Officials

Over the last two years, 72 officials have also been dismissed.

Non-performance will no longer be tolerated: To drive home this Good Governance message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Centre has ordered 33 senior officials of the revenue department to take premature retirement.
Over the last two years, 72 officials have also been dismissed following departmental and disciplinary action. But this was the first time that action was taken against such a large group. All 105 officers were Class 1 officers and are above 50 years in age.
Action against the revenue officials was part of several measures to change the officials’ perception that poor performance or harassing the public would not impact their job, said a senior personnel ministry official.
PM Modi had been regularly receiving complaints from various departments about officials who were either indifferent or harassed the public.
In January, PM Modi had asked all departmental secretaries to take stern action against non-performing officials during a meeting called “pragati interaction”. Secretaries were asked to draw up a list of officials who were non-performing as a rule.
Later that month, the Centre had shortlisted 122 deputy secretary level officials in various ministries and departments. Of them, 17 were from the Defence ministry, 13 from higher education, 7 from the health ministry and 6 from commerce ministry. Even officials from critical units, like National Intelligence Grid and the National Scrutiny Council were on the list.
To scrutinise their records, the Department of Personnel and Training had written to the administrative officials of 34 departments seeking inputs.
The government said they are working on an exercise to rotate officers working in sensitive posts to improve efficiency.
Source: NDTV

Small towns help Speed Post double revenue in 5 years

Mumbai: Growing commerce in small towns is expanding the business of Speed Post - the express mail service from India Post. Despite dividend payments and annual reports moving to electronic transfers, Speed Post revenues have doubled in five years, partly due to e-commerce and also due to the postal department's near monopoly status in smaller centres.



For the year ended 2015-16, Speed Post's revenue touched Rs 1,645 crore, an increase of 10% over the previous year, and the number of parcels shipped crossed 43 crore, which translates into 3,400 deliveries a minute considering the working hours. The average annual revenue growth over this five-year period has been 17.7%, probably the highest among the domestic express-courier services in the country.


"Nearly 30% of business is now coming from small towns and mofussil centres," said P N Ranjit Kumar, postmaster general, Mumbai region. The department's business is concentrated among the top 15 cities. "Part of the reason is because printing and bulk mail is concentrated in some cities like Manipal," said Kumar.



To tap new segments, the department is now offering services such as cash on delivery, SMS alerts, login id to corporate customers to track bulk articles and API (application programming interface) to e-commerce companies that allows them to get raw data regarding their consignments. "In coming years, we see express delivery being super-specialized. Customers will expect consignments to be delivered within a specific time frame in a defined location. This will be possible with postmen carrying hand-held devices. We are also introducing new technology such as parcel-vending machines," said Kumar.
According to the Express Industry Council of India, the size of the country's express-courier segment is estimated at Rs 10,000 crore. The industry is expected to grow at 25% annually. The key drivers are seen to be e-commerce and the eventual passage of the Goods and Services Tax, which will bring down trade barriers within the country.



"Revenue from Speed Post has been growing at an average annual rate of about 17.7% over the last five years. The product has managed to this by competing in an open market without any government protection," said Kumar. He added that in the past two decades, there has not been a single year when revenue has dipped.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Postal Services & Revenue -- Lok Sabha Q & A on 04.05.2016

Postal Services & Revenue -- Lok Sabha Q & A on 04.05.2016