Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ministry of Railways Announces Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion/Frequency Reduction of Trains For The Forthcoming Foggy Season 2017-2018Read more
How the IT Act’s Section on Obscenity is Being Misused to Violate Digital Freedom Read more

Five things to watch out for todayRead more


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

1)Now all the bridges to Minimum wage issue are burnt READ MORE.

2)Rule for providing creche facilities in the Establishments CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

3)Clarification to pensioners about the hike in exemption limit to Rs 3 Lakhs from Minister of State for FinanceREAD MORE
4)Whilst strikes are a pain, frankly, the impact of a strike in January is negligible compared to pre-ChristmasRead more
5)Change of closed holiday for Milad-un-Nabi from 01/12/2017 to 2/12/2017  - Click here to view the order
6)No proposal to withdraw cheque book facility in banks: Finance Ministry -Read more.
7)Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections from the purview of reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) - reg. Click here to read more
8)Result of Direct Recrutiment Examination of PA/SA 2013/2014Click here to view.
9)7th CPC classification oc civil PostsRead more.
10)CGEGIS Table of Benefits.Click here to view.
11)7th CPC Deputation AllowanceRead more

Friday, November 24, 2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 : Ministry of Finance

Date : 24.11.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 : Ministry of Finance

GDS Report : Flash News

Date : 24.11.2017

GDS Report : Flash News

Finance Ministry has advised the Department of Posts to take opinion of Dept.of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW) regarding GDS Pay Committee Recommendations , particularly in Gratuity & Pension related issues. According to this DoP sent the GDS Report file to DOP&PW for their opinion.

After receiving approval from Finance Ministry and opinion from DOP&PW , Cabinet Note will be prepared which will be presented before the Central Cabinet.

It will take some more time for implementation of GDS Committee Report.

D.Kishan Rao
1)Cabinent approves setting up of 15th Finance commission -Read more.
2)Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure - UIDAI Read more

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Special Cover on Birth Centenary of Smt.Indira Gandhi – 19th November 2017Click here to view
2)PLI Policies:ClarificationsRead more.
3)“The next couple of weeks will be crucial to determine whether a final agreement can be reached”.Read more

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FNPO Comments/Views on IPPB exclusively in c/w GDS : Letter to Secretary.

Date : 22.11.2017

FNPO Comments/Views on IPPB exclusively in c/w GDS : Letter to Secretary.

If GDS is a part of IPPB for improvement in rural areas , then the work pressure and working hours will be more than 5 hours.

If this situation arises , removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 in respect of GDS can be made possible or not ?

Minutes of the IPPB Meeting with staff representatives on 29.6.2016

FNPO Comments on IPPB : Letter to Secretary, Department of Posts.

Date : 22.11.2017

FNPO Comments on IPPB : Letter to Secretary, Department of Posts.

SB Order 18/2017 : Amendments in various statutory rules of Small Savings Schemes by Ministry of Finance ( DEA) regarding : Department of Post.

Date : 22.11.2017

Amendments in various statutory rules of Small Savings Schemes by Ministry of Finance ( DEA) regarding : Department of Post.

FNPO Letter to Chairman,Postal Services Board on Opening of Aadhaar Updation Counters in Post Offices.

Date : 22.11.2017

FNPO Letter to Chairman,Postal Services Board on Opening of Aadhaar Updation Counters in Post Offices.

Eligibility of widowed/divorced daughter for grant of Family Pension clarification. Dated 17.11.2017 : Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

Date : 22.11.2017

Eligibility of widowed/divorced daughter for grant of Family Pension clarification. Dated 17.11.2017 : Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

PLI Policies : Clarifications

Date : 22.11.2017

 PLI Policies : Clarifications

Otcome of the SG FNPO Meeting with Secretary

Date : 22.11.2017

On 20-11-2017 SG FNPO met the following officers along with General secretary NUR-C Shri N.K Tyagi.

Chairman, Postal Services Board,
Member (O),
Member (Tec),
Member (Banking)
Member (Planning) &
Director Mail Management.

Subjects discussed with the above officers.
1) CSI roll out and its implications.
2)  Aadhar Updation Counters at all the Post Offices.
3) GDS committee report present Status.
4) Cadre restructuring for left out categories.
5) Shifting of SH RMS Division HQ.
6) India Post Payments Bank -  FNPO comments.
The outcome of the meeting:
Department seriously discussed the CSI issues with the CEO of consultancy. CEO assured that all issues will be settled by the end of this month. Department proposes to call the unions/Federations during the 1st week of December to update the developments.

Aadhar Updation Counters will be opened only selected post offices. The no of offices in each circle will be intimated to the staff side. Our federation pointed Maharashtra Circle, for which Department replied that 1293 Post offices will be identified for Aadhar updation. To meet the shortage of staff in the PO MTS/GDS will be given training for Aadhar updating. Further 5500 PA (selected through staff selection) will be distributed to all circles.

GDS report: MOF raised many queries/objections, all issues clarified by the Department. Department officers are of the hope that MOF will clear the file shortly.

Cadre restructuring for left out categories: Chairman assured he will monitor the file.

Shifting of SH RMS Division HQ. The report will be called for from the circle.

India Post Payments Bank FNPO comments.  Our points have been noted by the Secretary. Our Federation comments on IPPB

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

1)7th CPC Minimum Wage –Items proposed by the Staff-Side, NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee - Comments of DoPT regardingRead more
2)Amendments in various statutory rules of Small Savings Schemes by Ministry of Finance ( DEA) regarding : Department of Post - Click here to view
3)Registering of Email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries : Ministry of Health & Family Welfare - Click here to view

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inviting comments on the definition of “Operational Staff” which would be eligible for Overtime AllowanceRead more

Friday, November 17, 2017

Regularization of Temporary status casual labourersClick here to read.
2)CGHS and CS(MA) Beneficiaries can go directly at empanelled hospitals on advice of Central/State Govt Specialists - Simplification of procedure for treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules,1944 CLICK HERE  TO READ.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


No. 25-04 / 2ot2-PE-l (vol.ll)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts IPE-l Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 1Oth November, 2017 ,

 The Cadre Restructuring Order of Group 'C' employees was issued vide this office letter of even number dated 27 .05.2076. Later on, some Circles requested for further clarification, which were issued vide this office letter of even number dated 11.11.2016. However, Circles still faced with problems while implementing the orders.

2. Issues like norms for allotment of number of LSG posts, instructions for identification of surplus LSC posts other than C and B class POs, identification of HSC-l (NFG) posts, divisionalisation of LSG Cadre, relaxation of minimum qualifying service for promotion to HSG-ll and HSG-I and date of effect of the orders etc. needed further clarification.

3. Therefore, on representation of various Staff Unions to the Secretary (Posts) regarding the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring, a Committee was constituted vide Office Order of even number dated 09.06.2017, under the Chairmanship of Sh. Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle and DDG (Estt.), PMG (M&llD), Chennai and PMG, Pune Region as its members to examine all such issues. The Committee after thorough consultation, including one with the staff representatives, submitted its report on 22.09.2017.

4. 'l'he recommendations of the Committee, as accepted by the Competent Authority, are as under:- 4.7 Uniform Guidelines for identifying the surplus LSG posts other than Single Handed and Double Handed (C and B Class) Post Offices: 

(i) Treasurer posts should not be identified for upgradation as Treasurer posts are PA posts with special cash handling allowance.

(ii) The posts of System Administrator, Marketing Executive, DO (PLI) etc. ai-e not cadre specific posts. Therefore, any suitable official can be deployed against these posts.

 (iii) As per the Recruitment Rules, the PAs of Foreign Posts are recruited separately and trained for Foreign Post. But on promotion to LSG they are transferable to other LSG posts on postal side and vice versa. [{ence extending the benefit of cadre restructuring to officials of foreign Post in LSG and above cadres is in Page 1of 4 To, All Heads of Circles, Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in Department of Posts order as far as foreign post is concerned. Only Mumbai Foreign Post is treated as separate Foreign Post unit.

 (iv) The present cadre restructuring order is not applicable to RLO. Hence RLO staff should not be included in cadre restructuring.

(v) After upgrading C and B class SPM posts to LSG remaining LSG posts allotted to the Circle can be utilized as per functional requirement. The officials occupying these restructured LSG posts will have either or both supervisory and operative responsibilities as per allocation of work by competent authority.

 (vi) 'the SPMs posts of C and Il class post offices are upgraded to LSG without following the LSG norm of 5:1. Therefore, it is not practicable to prescribe the norm for other restructured LSG posts. Number of posts to be created in each office will be as per functional requirement.

(vii) Accountants are Postal Assistants only who have passed the P0 & RMS Accountants examination. They are eligible for promotion as per Recruitment Rules. Norm based LSG accountants posts can be upgraded to HSG ll within the number of posts allotted to the circle.

 (viii) The post of Accountant in Divisional Office can be upgraded to LSG. If there is more than one post of Accountant in HPOs, some may be upgraded to LSG while leaving some others for time scale Accountants.

 (ix) More Posts may be identified in bigger offices like HPOs and MDGs. It is not possible to specify the number of posts as the staff strength and functional requirements vary from office to office. Thereafter PM Grade-lll/HSG I  pre restructured HPOs may be given preference for creation of posts. PM Grade lll HSG II HPOs, PM Grade IIIl HSG I MDG, PM Grade lll HSG Il S0/MDG, (all pre restructured may be preferred for creation of posts in that order based on functional requirement. Circles should ensure that the posts are not disproportionately concentrated in a few offices/cities.

 [x) ln charge CPC, Foreign post (except Mumbai Foreign Post), PSD and CSD or other offices can be considered for upgradation of posts to LSG.
(xi) If Circles are left with surplus LSC posts, then limited number of posts in Divisional Office and important delivery offices may be identified for upgradation.
(xii) All the posts of SPMs in B and C class offices should be upgraded to LSG and all LSC norm based and A class offices should be upgraded to HSG II as a result of the implementation of the orders.

 4.2 Identification of NFG posts in HSG l: Only 10 percent of HSG I posts i.e. 235 posts have been approved for NFG scale. Therefore it is not possible to promote all LSG I officials who are completing 2 years of service in HSG I. Although there is need to identify, these posts for promotion from HSG I, in order to avoid inconvenience to staff in the initial stage and purely as a temporary measure, the officials can be given NF'G on the basis of seniority wherever they are posted in HSG I by upgrading the LSG I post to NFG and simultaneously downgrading the NFG position to HSG-I elsewhere. In due course of time the posts need to be identified

4.3  LSG Cadre: The Committee examined the issue of Divisionalization of LSG Cadre. The Committee observed that there are some mofussil Divisions which have more B and C class offices now upgraded to LSG but are having very less HSG II and HSG I offices. On the other hand there will be city Divisions where the number of B and C class post offices now upgraded to LSG are very less. Divisionalization will provide less opportunity for staff of these divisions to get LSG promotion and in turn affect their HSG promotions. 1'he Divisionalization will create promotional disparity between employees in different Divisions. Therefore, the Committee's recommendation not to Divisionalize LSG cadre has been accepted. It will remain a circle cadre. However, for better management of transfer and postings and to minimize inconvenience to the staff, Circle would allot officials to Regions for further allotment to Divisions, which in turn shall issue the posting orders in case of the LSG officials and rotational transfer orders thereafter till such time that they remain allotted to that Division by the Region. At any time the Circle or Region may allot these LSG officials to any other Region or Division respectively

4.4 Revision of Leave Reserve (LR) strength consequent upon upgradation to LSG. It has been observed that consequent on cadre restructuring the LR strength would be considerably reduced. 'the Committee observed that the postmaster in restructured LSG grade working in B and C class offices have to do operative work. Similarly restructured LSG PAs in other post offices have to do operative/supervisory work. Therefore, the Committee's recommendation that considering the PA strength and the restructured LSG strength for calculation of LR strength will be in order, has been accepted
 4.5 Date of Effect of the Orders and completion of restructuring: For the sake of uniformity, the promotion will be effective from the date of issue of the original order dated 27.05.2016 as per existing instructions on the subject. It will be applicable to all eligible officials including those who were in service but now retired.

5. The rationalization of posts, as recommended by the Committee and accepted by the Competent Authority, is attached as Annexure-1.

6. In view of the above, all the Circles are requested to take immediate necessary action to implement the Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees, keeping in view the above instructions without any further delay. All attempts should be made to complete the exercise of conducting DPCs by 31.1,2.2017 and the whole exercise, including transfer/posting Orders, must be completed by 31.01.2 018. 
                                                                                                                  Yours faithfully.
                                                                                                                                [Tarun Mittal]
                                                                                                Asst. Director General (PE-I)

Letter addressed to Shri Arun Jaitley by Sri Shashi Tharoor, MP for early implementation of GDS committee recommendationsclickhere to read letter

2)Brief note on India Post Payments Bank. Directorate asked views/ comments from Federation, thus Circle/Division/Branch secretaries are requested to provide comments/views if any by 18.11.2017.

Monday, November 13, 2017

List of New office bearers of FNPO affiliated union approved by the Directorate Click here to view

Modi govt faces working class wrath, trade unions go on more

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Relay Hunger Fast from 09.11.2017 to 10.11.2017 : Tamil Nadu Circle

Date : 12.11.2017

Relay Hunger Fast from 09.11.2017 to 10.11.2017 : Tamil Nadu Circle

Hunger Fast held at Tamil Nadu Circle