Monday, December 9, 2019

10 Central Trade Unions call for a General Strike on 8th Jan 2020 : Reasons & Demands.

Date : 9.12.2019

10 Central Trade Unions call for a General Strike on 8th Jan 2020 : Reasons & Demands.

National Convention of Workers organized by the Central Trade Unions call For Nationwide General Strike on 8 January 2020.

The National Open Mass Convention of Workers organized by the ten Central Trade Unions namely INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC, independent federations and associations of various sectors including some independent unions called for a nationwide General Strike on 8 January 2020 against the anti-worker anti people anti-national policies of the Modi-2 Government.

The national economy is slowing down. The adverse effects are already being felt by the workers in unorganised as well as organised sectors in the form of large scale retrenchment and closures. In the name of the recession, the Central Government is taking steps such as reducing corporate taxes, and giving them big bonanza to the tune of Rs.1.45 lakh crores from the national exchequer while not a single penny is spent to ensure job security or employment allowance to the workers. The government measures are supply-side, when all the economists are unanimous that the crisis is on the demand-side.

While the Central Trade Unions are jointly demanding 
• a national minimum wage of Rs 21000/- pm, 
• pension to all, 
• scrapping of NPS and restoration of the old pension scheme,
• control on price rise in essential commodities and for universal public distribution system,
• demanding generation of new jobs and filling up of sanctioned posts,
• regularisation of Scheme Workers in Government posts, 
• of contract workers working against regular posts, ensuring equal pay for equal work, 
• strengthening of Welfare Boards for Unorganised Sector workers, 
• increased budgetary provision for MNREGA and agriculture, that will put money in the hands of the toilers and give boost to the economy.

The Central Government is pushing codification of Labour Laws, allowing Fixed Term Employment, privatisation of PSUs, allowing 100 percent FDI in railways, defence, coal and other sectors,  bank mergers and so on, that will lead to massive redundancies and extreme exploitation of workers. 

Now the Central Government has started reducing the contributions that the employers have to pay under the Provident Fund Act and the Employees State Insurance Act, justifying the move saying, this will increase the take-home pay of the workers. The Government openly states that these steps are being taken in the name of “ease of doing business”. The Government boasts that India’s ranking is going up in the World Bank Index of “Ease of doing business”. All this is being done at the expense of the working people.

The workers from all these sectors have repeatedly warned the Government against these retrograde steps, even by going on massive strikes.  The Government persists by using diversionary tactics of raising emotive non-issues to divide the people and haunt the minorities. The Convention pledged to fight theses communal and divisive forces.

Instructions to Fixing of Maximum & Minimum Cash Balances

Date : 9.12.2019

Instructions to Fixing of Maximum & Minimum Cash Balances


Revision in Rule-127 (1) of Postal Manual Vol-III regarding aggregate amount to be given to Postman

Date : 9.12.2019

Revision in Rule-127 (1) of Postal Manual Vol-III regarding aggregate amount to be given to Postman
 

Revision in Rule-9 of Postal Manual Vol-VI (Part - III) regarding line limits for conveyance of cash

Date : 9.12.2019


Revision in Rule-9 of Postal Manual Vol-VI (Part - III) regarding line limits for conveyance of cash


Compulsory Retirement, Reduction of Retirement Age Below 60, Re-employment and Delay in Promotion: DoPT’s clarification

Date : 9.12.2019
Compulsory Retirement, Reduction of Retirement Age Below 60, Re-employment and Delay in Promotion: DoPT’s clarification

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
05-December-2019 14:49 IST
Compulsory Retirement of Government Employees
As per the information/data uploaded by the different Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) on Probity Portal followed by the rectification requests made by some Ministries/ Departments/CCAs, during the period from July, 2014 to October, 2019 (as on 25.11.2019), provisions of FR 56(j) have been invoked against a total number of 96 Group ‘A’ officers and 126 Group ‘B’ officers of different Ministries/Departments.
Presently, there is no proposal in the Government to reduce age of retirement of Government employees below 60 years.
Re-employment of the Government servant has no bearing on the pension fixed at the time of his retirement on attaining the age of superannuation.
Department of Personnel & Training has been impressing upon all the Ministries/Departments to convene the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meetings at prescribed interval (by laying down a time schedule for the purpose) to draw panels which could be utilized for making promotion against the vacancies occurring during the course of a year. The Ministries/Departments have been further advised to initiate action to fill up the existing as well as anticipated vacancies well in advance of the expiry of the previous panel by collecting relevant documents like seniority list, Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) etc. for placing before the DPCs so as to obviate the problem of delays in promotion.
The provisions under FR 56(j) also ensure to improve efficiency in Government.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh in written reply to a question in RajyaSabha today.
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Guidelines on Regulatory Framework for appointment of postmen and gramin dak sevaks of Department of Posts as Point of Sales Persons by the IPPB : IRDAI

Date : 9.12.2019

Guidelines on Regulatory Framework for appointment of postmen and gramin dak sevaks of Department of Posts as Point of Sales Persons by the IPPB : IRDAI




Casual Labourers ( Grant of Temporary Status and Regularisation ) Scheme -Reg : Department of Posts.

Date : 9.12.2019

Casual Labourers ( Grant of Temporary Status and Regularisation ) Scheme -Reg : Department of Posts.


Digital Payments Clarification On Digital Transactions.

Date : 9.12.2019

Digital Payments Clarification On Digital Transactions.

Clarification on change of nominee and insurant name : Directorate of PLI.

Date : 9.12.2019

Clarification on change of nominee and insurant name : Directorate of PLI.

10th fail GDS candidate eligible for MTS exam : Department of Posts.

Date : 9.12.2019

10th fail GDS candidate eligible for MTS exam : Department of Posts.

National Unions Joint Bi-ennial Conference : Visakhapatnam Division.

Date : 9.12.2019

National Unions Joint Bi-ennial Conference : Visakhapatnam Division.

On 1-12-2019 joint biennial conference of NAPE Grc, NUPE PM&MTS and NUGDS of Visakhapatnam division held at Zilla Parishad Conference hall, Visakhapatnam under the presidentship of Sri Y.Appaji. 

Sri Sivaji Vasireddy, GS NAPE Group c, attend as chief guest and inaugurated the conference.  Sri VS Arunkumar, Ex RR , Sri NSVGSR Sastry Piv CS, Sri Ch.Lakshminarayana, CS NUGDS, Sri L.Krishnaprasad, RR P3, Sri JRK Kumar, p3 circle Treasurer,  Sri Narayana, Working President,  piv, Sri J.Venkateswarlu, President Anakapalli, Sri R.Srinivasarao, DS, Parvathipuram are attended as guests and addressed the gathering. 

Sri S.Krishnamurthy and  Sri L.Krishnaprasad elected unanimously as Visakhapatnam division president and Secretary respectively. Circle union conveys best wishes to the newly elected office bearers.