Saturday, October 29, 2016

'Gangajal' sale by Dept of Post evokes good response in Maha

Press Trust of India | Mumbai October 28, 2016

The Department of Post's decision to sell bottled 'Gangajal' (water of the Ganga river) at post offices has received decent response from people, though they mostly prefer water from Rishikesh than Gangotri, a postal officer from Maharashtra and Goa circle said. 

The Department of Post in June had issued a circular to all postal circles on selling Gangajal, considered auspicious by Hindus, brought from Gangotri, the origin of the Ganga, and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

"The sale of 'Gangajal' began from July 10 at Patna GPO and subsequently all the circles implemented the order," the officer said, adding this service is catering to the sentiment of a large number of people. 

In Maharashtra circle, gangajal from Rishikesh and Gangotri is available in bottles of 200 ml and 500 ml each. 

"(However) Gangotri water is a bit costlier given that it is far from Rishikesh and considering the process of bottling and transportation cost," he officer said, adding people prefer water from Rishikesh than Gangotri. 

From July 10 to September 15, Maharashtra circle received 1,943 and 1,855 orders for 200 ml and 500 ml of Rishikesh gangajal, respectively, whereas the orders for Gangotri gangajal stood at 74 and 20 for bottles of 200 ml and 500 ml. 

Asked why preference is given to water from Rishikesh, the officer said, "Rishikesh cherishes its association with land of Gods, saints and sages. Moreover, the price is also a bit lower and this may be the reason why people opt gangajal from Rishikesh than Gangotri." 

He said the bottled water is available at all major post offices across the circle.

Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT launched

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency 
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.

Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation:

7th Pay Commission: Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners will continue

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
29-October-2016 18:58 IST

Disability Pension being paid to Pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 Will Continue to be paid Pending Decision of Anomoly Committee 

The Government Order for implementation of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners has been issued on 29.10.2016. As per the order, for the pre 1.1.2016 pensioners, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the basic pension/basic family pension as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC.

The implementation of 7th CPC recommendation relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomaly Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Forces Pensioners as on 31.12.2015 will continue to be paid pending decision on the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee.

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पत्र सूचना कार्यालय 
भारत सरकार
रक्षा मंत्रालय 
29-अक्टूबर-2016 19:49 IST

31.12.2015 के अनुरूप 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली दिव्यांगता पेंशन का भुगतान जारी रहेगा 

2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को दी जाने वाली पेंशन में संशोधन के लिए 7वें वेतन आयोग (सीपीसी) की सिफारिशों पर, सरकार के निर्णय के क्रियान्वयन हेतु सरकारी आदेश 29.10.2016को जारी कर दिया गया है। आदेश के मुताबिक, 01.01.2016 से पूर्व के पेंशनरों के लिए, 7वें वेतन आयोग के तहत संशोधित पेंशन निर्धारित करने हेतु 01.01.2016 से संशोधित पेंशन का निर्धारण31.12. 2015 को प्राप्त की जा रही मूल पेंशन/परिवार पेंशन में 2.57 से गुणा करके किया जाएगा ।

दिव्यांगता तत्व की गणना संबंधी कार्यप्रणाली के संबंध में 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिश के कार्यान्वयन को विसंगति समिति के पास भेजा गया है। दिव्यांगता तत्व जिसका भुगतान 31.12.2015तक 2016 से पहले के रक्षा बल पेंशनरों को किया जा रहा था, का भुगतान विसंगति समिति की सिफारिशों पर निर्णय लंबित रहने तक जारी रहेगा।

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There Will Be Internal Deputations from India Post to IPPB Says Secretary, India Post. Good For Us, Isn't it?

Shri B V Sudhakar Says There Will Be Internal Deputations from India Post to IPPB

IPPB is taking rapid steps towards operations. IPPB will become largest bank in the world says Shri B V Sudhakar, Secretary India Post. He also says that IPPB is planning to roll out 650 branches by next year and all these branches will work in connection with existing India Post offices thus making IPPB the largest bank in the world.
He also says that the bank is envisioned towards the financial inclusion of the country. He says that the bank is recruiting heavily and also said that there will be internal deputations from the officials of Post officess, RMS offices and DAP etc.

Watch the video below for full information. 

We think that this is a good move by IPPB by deputing officials from india post to IPPB. What do you think about this?. Comment your views below.

AIAPS(GL) has taken up the case of Postmaster Cadre Officials are barred in various LDCE Exams by wrongly interpretting the recruitment rules

AIAPS(GL) HAS TAKEN UP THE CASE OF POSTMASTER CADRE OFFICIALS ARE BARRED IN VARIOUS LDCE EXAMS BY WRONGLY INTERPRETING THE RECRUITMENT RULES!!!

Dear Postmasters,
AIAPS(GL) has taken up the case with Postal Directorate about wrong interpretation of Postmaster cadre recruitment rules, resulting postmaster cadre officials are barred from appearing in PSS Group B, Inspector Posts examinations. 

Required directorate draft copy is submitted with this post for the members kind information....

To,
The Honorable Secretary Posts,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

Subject: Negative and wrong interpretation of Postmaster cadre recruitment rules attracting numerous court cases while conducting LDCE exams – reg

Reference : Postmaster Cadre recruitment rules, Postal Directorate letter No.4-17/2008-SPB-II dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi the 22nd November 2010 Para number 6 (iii)

Preamble:
1. Then Director General Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy madam is introduced Postmaster cadre with 3132 posts to head the key post offices by the professionally skilled managers. In the Postmaster cadre creation introductory paragraph of Postal directorate, it was mentioned that in order to improve/upgrade the functioning of the Post Offices, meet the present day requirement of specialization in Postal office management in the wake of introduction of technology, challenges from market and to increase productivity it has absolutely become essential to ensure that key Post Offices are headed by professional managers. Thus, in order to ensure that professionally qualified, trained and meritorious officials head the key Post Offices, it has been decided to introduce a separate cadre of Postmasters comprising the following grades Postmaster cadre was introduced on 22nd November 2010.

2. As expected by the postal directorate in the preamble of Postmaster cadre creation recruitment rules, in the wake of technology and changed scenario, Postmaster Grade I/II/III offices are running with professionally skilled incumbents and achieving the allotted BD targets and fetching the revenue to the postal department from each and every corner of India. Postmaster cadre officials are in the good books of the department because of their progressive work and by the way they are professionally managing the key post offices. We could see their glittering performances virtually through all the MIS of eService sites.

3. Even though Postmaster Cadre officials are gained good faith from all the higher officials unfortunately even after 5 years 10 months from creation of the Postmaster cadre, nothing was given to boost the devoted and promising Postmaster cadre officials till now.

4. In this juncture to add salt to the burning wounds, by the successors of then D.G., Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy madam, Postmaster cadre is being barred from all endeavors like work as instructor Posts, appearing to Inspector Posts exams and now Postmaster cadre is being barred to appear in PSS Group B exams too. 

5. The following two exams are called for in the department of Posts and in both the exams Postmaster cadre officials are in not eligible category.

a. Inspector of Posts LDCE exams called for vide department directorate letter no F.No. A/34012/09/2016-DE dated at New Delhi, Sansad Marg the 05th September 2016
b. PSS Group B LDCE exams called for vide department directorate letter no F.No. A-34012/8/2016-DE Dated at Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg the 07th October 2016

6. By mentioning the PM Cadre Recruitment rules Para 6(iii) clause “their Further career progression will be in the Postmaster cadre hierarchy” of Postmaster cadre recruitment rules, Postmaster cadre officials are barred to appear in any kind of above examinations and in-service deputation posts. 

7. That clause is negatively interpreted for the Postmaster cadre by the successors of Postal directorate because of the following reasons.

a. Paragraph 6 is speaking about initial constitution by LSG officials so sub paragraph (iii) clause of the above paragraph is also speaking about LSG officials only. While creating the Postmaster cadre, initially LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I officials are allowed to give option to the Postmaster Grade I/II/III respectively as one time measurement. That hierarchy clause is mentioned very next line of opting the postmaster cadre by LSG officials as “in the event of their appointment as Postmaster their further career progressionwill be in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre only” 

b. In the above clause, it is needless to say here that “THEIR further career progression means”, LSG official’s further progression will be in Postmaster cadre only once opted to the Postmaster cadre and not again the LSG line officials can be interchanged to the previous LSG line and LSG line officials cannot claim again LSG posts like Assistant Postmasters and Deputy Postmasters. 

c. It is common clause used for all the cadres’ recruitment rules, while opting and switching over to other cadre from their cadre.

d. But nothing was mentioned in the PM Cadre recruitment rules about barring the officials to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive exams (LDCE) and in-service deputations’ posts.

e. If recruitment rule is mentioned about barring the LDCE examination then not even a single LSG official would have been opted for the Postmaster cadre.

f. Though Postmaster cadre was constituted by carving out certain number of posts from LSG supervisory officials, LSG officials are allowed to appear in the PSS Group B exams but not the Postmaster cadre.

g. LSG supervisory officials are having multiple hierarchy LDCE options, they can write for Inspector exams and then they can write PSS Group B exam. After passing inspector Posts/PSS Group B exams they can opt Senior Postmaster posts (which is in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre line). But Postmaster cadre officials only cannot be appeared for inspector posts exams and as well as PSS Group B exams by mentioned the hierarchy issues. 

h. IP line officials are also having multiple hierarchy LDCE options, they can write Senior Postmaster LDCE exams (which is in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre line) and as well as PSS Group B exams but Postmaster cadre officials are only cannot be appeared by mentioning hierarchy issues.

i. So it is clearly showing the step mother treatment towards the promising Postmaster cadre officials and they are being barred to appear any kind of examinations by wrongly interpreted the recruitment rules against to the welfare of Postmaster cadre officials and their future promotional opportunities are badly affected. 

8. Already for the past 4 years, PSS Group B exams were not be conducted because of the various court cases and now again department and staff side are facing the same legal disputes at various CATs because of the then successor’s wrong interpretations of Postmaster Cadre recruitment rules.

9. To outcome from the all the above issues, this association submits the following elaborated details for the benign consideration of the honorable Secretary Posts for early favorable orders please.

10. There are three promotional cadres available after 5 years completion of Postal Assistant service.
i. Postmaster Cadre
ii. Lower Selection Grade
iii.Inspector Posts

11. Their number of Posts and method of selection is as follows:
Table 1:
Promotional Posts Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Postmaster Grade I While initial constitution opting from existing LSG and then 100% by promotion from Postal assistants after completing 5 years Postal Assistant service in addition to that Limited Departmental Competitive Examination with merit 2097 Rs.2800
Lower Selection Grade 100% by promotion from Postal assistants after completing 5 years Postal Assistant service 26494 Rs.2800
Inspector of Posts 66.67% through LDCE by 5 years PA service and LSG line supervisory officialscan also write that LDCE exam. 33.33% through Direct recruitment 2187 Rs.4600

Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s 7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

12. After filling up the above initial constitute of clause posts, Postmaster Cadre/LSG line/Inspector line officials further promotional opportunities are as follows:

13. Postmaster line Supervisory cadre promotional opportunities and posts:

Table 2:
Promotional Posts in PM Cadre line Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Postmaster Grade II 100% by promotion from Postmaster Grade I 511 Rs.4200
Postmaster Grade III 100% by promotion from Postmaster Grade II 495 Rs.4600
Senior Postmaster  25% of posts only by promotion from Postmaster Grade III  29 (25% of total no 116 Sr.PM posts) Rs.4800

Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s 7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

14. LSG line Supervisory cadre promotional opportunities and posts :
Table 3:
Promotional Posts in LSG Line Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Higher Selection Grade – II 100% by promotion from LSG 8579 Rs.4200
Higher Selection Grade – I 100% by promotion from HSG-II 2123 Rs.4600
Higher Selection Grade –I (NFG) 100% by promotion from HSG-I  235 Rs.4800
Superintendent of Posts under PSS Group B exams 6% by Limited departmental competitive exams under PSS Group B Examinations 53 Rs.5400
(PB-2)
Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s

7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

15. Inspector line cadre promotional opportunities and posts :
Table 4:
Promotional Posts in IP Line Entry level qualification and method of filling No of Posts allotted Grade Pay
Asst Superintendent of Posts 100% by promotion from Inspector of Posts cadre 1824 Rs.4800
Superintendent of Posts 75% by promotion from ASP posts
19% Limited Departmental competitive Exams from IP/Asp posts
657
166
Rs. 5400 (PB-2)
Senior Postmaster  75% by promotion from 6 years service completed IP cadre through LDCE 87 Rs. 5400 (PB-2)
Senior Superintendent of Posts 75% by promotion from ASP Cadre 50 Rs.5400
(PB-3)

Source : Honorable retired Supreme court Justice Shri.A.K. Mathur’s 7th CPC Para 11.8.22, Para 11.8.16, Para 11.8.21

16. Vide above figures, though Senior Postmaster posts are purely in the hierarchy of Postmaster cadre line, LSG and Inspector Posts officials are not restricted with hierarchy issues and shared/interchanged/promoted in Senior Postmaster cadre by appearing in PSS Group B exams and Senior Postmaster exams. But Postmaster Cadre officials are only not allowed to appear in PSS Group B exams is very against to the natural justice and inequality among cadres.

17. Though qualification for appearing the Inspector Posts and as well as Postmaster cadre exams are one and the same which is 5 years completion of Postal Assistant service. But Postmaster Cadre officials are not allowed to appear Inspector Posts exams is very against to the natural justice and inequality among cadres.

18. Here is the comparative study of PSS Group B posts allotted between Postmaster Supervisory Cadre and LSG supervisory cadre, Inspector posts cadre are as follows
Table 5:
Total IP ASP cadre Posts PSS Group B allotted to IP line Total LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I/HSG-I(NFG) posts PSS Group allotted to LSG line No of Postmaster Cadre posts PSS Group B Posts allotted to the Postmasters
4011 823 37431 53 3103 Nil

Conclusion:

19. After creation of the Postmaster cadre only, Postal department is running in progressive manner and gaining good faith and revenue from the public. In this juncture in return to that, if the department is denied the equal opportunities to appear in any kind of examinations and in-service deputation posts at Par with LSG supervisory officials/Inspector posts official which is like cutting the thumb of “AKalaivan” in hindu myth after knowing he was being excellence in all fields to suppress him.

20. Postmaster cadre is vindictively treated by the then higher officials and in no way they cannot justify the act of doing so. 

21. So this association requests the present honorable Secretary Posts to kindly pass the orders to all the postal circles for the following prayers and render justice against the inequality and as well as natural injustice escalated against Postmaster cadre officials.

Prayer :

  1. Since Postmaster cadre is carved out from LSG line posts, as like LSG officials Postmaster Grade I/II/III officials may also kindly be allowed by the department to appear in 6% LDCE quota of LSG officials after completion of 5 years LSG cum Postmaster cadre service, since the Postmaster cadre recruitment rule is negatively interpreted against to the constitution of India by creating inequality among identical LSG and Postmaster cadre officials and against to the natural justice.
  2. Since Postmaster cadre is carved out from LSG line posts, as like LSG officials Postmaster Grade I/II/III officials are also may kindly be allowed to appear in the Inspector Posts exams by the Department of Posts.
  3. Since Postmaster cadre posts are carved out only from LSG posts, all the career opportunities given to LSG officials like Instructor Posts, and officiating as Inspector posts etc., may kindly be given to the Postmaster cadre officials.
Thanking you.
28.10.2016
Noida 
Yours faithfully

(Manoj Bhardwaj)
Copy to,

1. The ADG (SPN), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001 for requesting necessary early action please.

2. The ADG(DE), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001 for requesting necessary early action please.

Recruitment Rule concerned para copy is as follows

CHQ HINDI CIRCULAR DATED 29.10.2016

CHQ HINDI CIRCULAR DATED 29.10.2016


Allotments/re-allotments transfers/postings in the cadre of ASPs

6 Inspiring Facts About GDS Struggle for Enhanced Bonus Everyone Must Know

6 Inspiring Facts About GDS Struggle for Enhanced Bonus Everyone Must Know 

The Govt. of India had issued the orders for payment of enhanced bonus to all Central Govt. Employees on 29-10-2016. The bonus calculation ceiling is raised from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.7,000/- from 01-04-2014. Accordingly the bonus payment to all regular employees for the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 was paid with arrears at the enhanced rate of Rs.7,000/- in August 2016.

Unfortunately the Postal Board refused to issue enhanced bonus ceiling in respect of about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts. It referred the case to Gramin Dak Sevaks Committee for recommedations. 

The previous GDS Committee headed by Shri. Nataraja Murthy had made a retrograde recommendation in its report. As per that recommendation the productivity of GDS is only 50% of the regular employees and hence it recommended only 50% bonus paid to regular employees to GDS. At that time the bonus calculation ceiling was Rs.3,500/-. 

As per Nataraja Murthy Committee, the GDS are eligible for Rs.1,750/- calculation ceiling only. Hence the Postal Board refused to extend the enhanced bonus ceiling of Rs.3,500/- for GDS. Against this stand NFPE and AIPEU-GDS along with Postal Joint Council of Action including FNPO and NUGDS conducted series of agitational programmes including strike. Postal JCA discussed the case with then Minister of Communications also.

Finance Ministry rejected the case for enhancement of bonus to 3,500/- three times inspite of favourable recommendations from Minister, Communications. Finally, after prolonged struggle the Finance Ministery approved the enhancement and orders for grant of bonus at the rate of Rs.3,500/- was issued for Gramin Dak Sevaks also. 

This time the Chairman of the GDS Committee, Shri. Kamalesh Chandra, took a different stand. The committee recommended the enhanced bonus of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also. It stated that the overall revenue generated by GDS Post offices and the overall expenditure for running the GDS Post offices is almost equal. The actual deficit on account of GDS is only 200 crores, whereas the total deficit of Postal department is more than 6000 crores.

That means the loss on account of GDS is very meagre when compared to the loss incurred for running the departmental post offices, RMS and Administrative Offices. Hence Shri. Kamalesh Chandra Committee made a favourable recommendation to Postal Board to grant enhanced bonus to GDS at the rate of Rs.7,000/-. Postal Board sent the file to Finance Ministry for approval. The Finance Ministry after detailed study, gave approval and Department of Posts issued orders on 27-10-2016.

Role played by NFPE & AIPEU - GDS:

NFPE and AIPEU-GDS under the leadership of Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, gave call for agitational programmes along with FNPO & NUGDS, protesting against the discrimination shown towards GDS and demanding enhanced bonus calculation ceiling of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also for the financial year 2014-15, and 2015-16 also demanding payment of revised wages to all casual, part-time, contingent employees from 01-01-2006.

It conducted nationwide protest demonstrations and mass dharna in front of all Circle/Regional and Divisional Offices. It declared indefinite hunger fast in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhavan, New Delhi) from 3rd November 2016 and two days strike on 9th &10th November, 2016. Notice for the two days strike was served to the Secretary, Department of Posts on 20-10-2016. Intensive campaign was undertaken throughout the country and the response from employees was overwhelming.

Departmental Employees and GDS unity is exhibited:

In 1984, first time in the history of Postal Trade Union movement the Postmen,Group D & EDAs Union (NFPE) under the leadership of late Com. Adinarayana, the legendary leader, gave a call for nationwide one day strike on 19th September 1984 exclusively for one demand ie; the demand of the Extra Departmental employees.

Again after 32 years NFPE & AIPEU-GDS along with FNPO & NUGDS took a historic decision to go for two days nation wide strike on 2016 November 9th & 10th, both by departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks, exclusively for the demands of most down-trodden section of GDS and Casual Labourers.

No other demand of departmental employees was added to the charter of demands. We proved that NFPE,AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA always stood with the GDS and Casual Labourers and the departmental employees declared that GDS and Casual Labourers are our own family members and we will not tolerate any discrimination and shall go for two days strike for GDS and Casual Labourers. This is really an inspiring experience. 

Role of recognised GDS Union:

The recognised GDS Union of Shri.S.S.Mahadevaiah, earlier used to declare that I will go for indefeinite strike only as no purpose will be served by one day or two days strike. He has written many write up and circulars earlier criticising NFPE & AIPEU-GDS for one day or two day’s strike. The same leader, who earlier said that I don’t believe in one day or two days strike, this time was afraid of the NDA Government and decided to go for two days strike on 25th & 26th October 2016. He has not made any campaign other than giving strike notice. 

His list of new office bearers elected in the belated last All India Conference was pending before the Directorate for approval. He was afraid of loosing recognition, if he goes on strike. The Department of Posts has clearly informed him about the conseuqences of the strike. 

After discussion with Department he surrendered and agreed to withdraw the strike and his strike call was widhrawan on 24-10-2016 itself, even before the approval of the Finance Ministry. The leader who used to criticise others for deferring the strike earlier, has ran away from the battle field half way, fearing withdrawal of recognition. 

Thus the real face of the recognised union leader was exposed before the entire postal employees. NFPE has already reminded him earlier itself that- '' you can fool some GDS for sometimes but cannot fool all GDS for all time”. Sri. Mahadevaiah is afraid of facing membership verification also and is requsting the department every time for extension.

NFPE,AIPEU-GDS and PJCA stand-

Departmental held disscussion with NFPE, AIPEU-GDS, FNPO& NUGDS. They have also cautioned the leaders of the consequences of the strike. But, unlike Shri Mahadevaiah who ran away from battle field fearing de-recognition NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and PJCA took a bold stand and declared that we will not withdraw the strike unless and until orders for payment of enhanced bonus is issued by Department and we are ready to face any victimisation. 

It also demanded issuing of instructions regarding casual labourer wages. Finally department issued GDS bonus orders on 27-10-2016. It has already issued orders for payment of Casual Labour wages from 01-01-2006 and asgreed to issue strict instructions to all Chief PMGs for implementation.

GDS Committee and role of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS

Government has appointed a sepearate GDS committee under the Chairmanship of Retired Postal Board Member Shri Kamdesh Chandra. Our demand for imclusion of GDS also under the purview of 7th CPc was not accepted by the NDA Government NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has submitted a detailed memorandum to GDS Committee.

A delegation of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has met the Chariman, GDS Committee three times and tendered oral evidence. Our main demand is grant of Civil Servant Status and grant of all benefits of departmental employees. to GDS. The GDS Committee has informed that it will submit its to recommendations to Government in November 2016 .

If the recommendations are against the interest of the GDS, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will definitely go for struggle including strike along with postal JCA. 

The recognised GDS Union of shri. Mahadevaiyya could not settle any of the demands of GDS during the last more than 15 years. It don’t believe in the unity of GDS and departmental employees. It is treating the departmental employees and their recognised federations ( NFPE & FNPO) as the enemy of GDS. He is also against the united movemented of Central Government Employees and Confederation of Central Government employees and workers.

In the above circumstances it is the duty of every GDS employees to strengthen NFPE and APIEU-GDS. It is proved that only a United Struggle of departmental employees and GDS can settle the genuine demands of GDS employees. Realising this fact, all the GDS are requested to vote for AIPEU-GDS, by submitting the authorisation letters (declaration forms) in favour of AIPEU-GDS, which is an Associate member of NFPE, in the coming membership verification. 

Role of Confederation and JCM (National Council) Staff Side:

The Confederation of Central Govt. employees & Workers extended full support and solidarity to the strike call of NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA for enhancement of bonus ceiling to 7000 and called upon all other Central Govt. employees (other than Postal employees) to conduct solidarity demonstrations on the days of the two day strike on 9th &10th November 2016. The Confederation took initiative to raise the issue in the JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting held on 25-10-2016 along with the JCM staff side. The GDS Bonus issue was discussed in the JCM with Govt. and demanded immediate settlement.

Congratulations and Salute to All:

No doubt, the GDS bonus ceiling enhancement is as great victory for NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA including FNPO and NUGDS. The departmental employees and GDS who unitedly conducted the struggle till victory, deserves congratulations. The unity of departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks should be further strengthened and those who are trying to break the unity should be isolated. Coming days are very crucial and may demand more united and militant struggle. Let us once again declare that “Unity is for struggle and struggle for Unity”.

Central Govt Cheated To Its Employees On The Issue Of Grant Of DA from July 2016 Also

Central Govt Cheated To Its Employees On The Issue Of Grant Of DA Also . Please Read The Letter Of Secretary Staff Side Written To The Secretary Department Expenditure As Given Below, On 6th September 2016

No.NC/JCM/2016 Dated: September 6, 2016

The Secretary(Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dear Sir,

Sub: Future computation of Dearness Allowance and adoption base index figure to Revised Minimum Wage – Regarding

The revised pay structure, as recommended by the 7th CPC, was given effect as on 01.01.2016 as per the Government’s Notification. The Dearness Allowance, which was computed at 125% ( i.e 125.75 fraction of 0.75 being ignored), got merged with Pay as on that date. The 7th CPC has not indicated as to what base figure of AICPI(IW) the Revised Wages will relate to hereafter wards. As you are aware, the actual DA that was due as on 01.01.2016 was 125.75. It is only due to the practice of ignoring fraction; the DA was determined at 125%. No doubt, the said practice had not been impacting very much except for the postponement of the benefit by six months. It is, therefore, necessary that, Revised Wages are related to a base index figure equivalent to actual Dearness Allowance percentage of 125 that stands merged as on 01.01.2016. This is more so due to the fact that there is no possibility of the ignored fraction of 0.75 being reckoned for any computation in future.

We, therefore, request that, 12 monthly average, which stood at 261.33 as on 31.12.2015, may be taken at 260.46, which would provide the exact percentage of DA at 125. The future percentage increase in DA in other words may be computed with the base figure of 260.46. The next instalment of DA, which has become due as on 1.07.2016 if computed on the above basis of 260.46, shall work out to 3.28%. On ignoring the faction, the DA with effect from 01.07.2016 shall be 3%. We, request you to kindly take the above into account and issue orders for grant of 3% DA w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

CGHS introduces new facility to check the status of medicines issued to beneficiaries..!

To view history of Medicines issued to you follow the steps given below:

  • Open url cghs.nic.in
  • In the window opened click on button 'Beneficiary Details'
  • Click on button 'Login with Beneficiary ID'
  • In the window opened click on button 'Register Here'
  • In the window opened enter the details and click on button 'Register'
In case the details entered are matching with data in CGHS Data base a system generated one time 'pass word' will be sent to the registered mobile phone by SMS
If , there is a message “details for selected beneficiary not found” Please check the details entered or contact CMO i/c of CGHS Wellness Centre for correction of Data / Mobile Phone number in the Data base
  • Once the pass word is received, go back to Beneficiary sign in page and login using password
  • Click on button 'Beneficiary Medical History' and view details

How IPPB Helps in DBT and Subsidy Disbursement through Mobile App

The subsidy amount is credited each month to the beneficiaries IPPB account or a prepaid wallet. The beneficiary will text and voice confirmation. The merchant will be registered with the IPPB and only needs a simple smart phone app to accept DBT on mobile payments. Watch the video below to understand the full operation.

What is Voice Banking Service in India Post Payment Bank (IPPB)

Voice Banking Service is a mobile based banking service in which person can do banking operation with the help automated voice system. A person can transfer money between IPPB accounts through this system. The following video will show you clearly What is Voice Banking Service in India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) and how it works.

How does NREGA Payment work in IPPB using Biometric Device

The workers’ remuneration will be credited to their respective Aadhaar lined IPPB accounts. The beneficiary can withdraw the money using biometric device even without filling a withdrawal form. Following video will give you clear picture about NREGA wage disbursement through IPPB account.

Landmark Judgment by Supreme Court for Payment of “Equal Pay For Equal Work” to the daily wage employees

LANDMARK JUDGMENT BY SUPREME COURT FOR PAYMENT OF “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK” TO THE DAILY WAGE EMPLOYEES, ADHOC APPOINTEES, EMPLOYEES APPOINTED ON CASUAL BASIS, CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES AND THE LIKE.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Historical 102 pages Judgment in Civil Appeal No. 2013 of 2013 dated 26.10.2016 has directed that Temporary Employees, Adhoc Appointees, employees appointed on Casual basis, contractual employees and the like, if the concerned employees are rendering similar duties and responsibilities as were being discharged by regular employees holding the same/corresponding posts are entitled “for equal pay for equal work” such employees are entitled for draw wages at the minimum of the payscale extended to regular employees holding the same posts. We will be representing to the Govt. To implement this Judgment and issue a common order in this regard. Full judgement is reproduced below:

Odisha to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Odisha to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

In a Diwali bonanza for the state government employees, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced Odisha’s decision to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
“The state government has decided to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. A fitment committee has been formed to work out the modalities. This will benefit the state government employees and pensioners”, Patnaik said.

The revised pay structure is set to benefit about 4,00,000 employees and close to 3,00,000 pensioners.
Implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission is to bring an additional burden of Rs 5000 crore per year for the state exchequer.

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