Sunday, December 11, 2016

Editorial - Dak Jagriti, Dec-2016 - Demonetization - 1 more trouble for Postal Employees

RBI Governor Statement on 7th CPC issues - Could push its fuller effect into the next financial year rather than this financial year.

Dr. Urjit R. Patel – Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Dr. Urjit R. Patel – Governor, Reserve Bank of India has said in a media conversation has made following observations in respect of Central Government employees which is published in Reserve Bank of India website:

1) The disbursement of salaries and arrears under the 7th Pay Commission award has not been disruptive to inflation outcomes.

2) The extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Commission’s award, could push its fuller effect into the next financial year rather than this financial year.

The above statement by the Governor, Reserve Bank of India clearly indicates the following:
A) The 7th CPC effect on the Government expenditure is minimal and doesn’t have any impact on the inflation and prices and there is scope for further improvement in fitment formula provided the Government is ready to consider the staff side demands.

B) The allowances will be revised only after February 2017 and come into effect in next financial year. 

Only struggle is only the solution for the Central Government employees to get our main demands resolved such as revision of fitment formula and allowances.

Comradely yours


General Secretary 
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers 
Karnataka State

Cash Payment of wages to Railway employees for the month of December, 20l6 – NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chemlmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Dated: 10/12/2016
The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Financial Commissioner
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Invalidation of currency notes of Rs.500 and 1000 denominations – Hardships faced by Railway employees – Cash Payment of wages to Railway employees for the month of December, 20l6-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter o. I/3 Part I dated 16/11/2016 addressed to Railway Board (MS).
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.20I6/E(LL)APW/I dated I7/1/2016.
(iii) Railway Board’s Circular No.2016/Cash-III Pay Advance/Misc dated l8th November,2016.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.I/3/Part I dated 18/11/2016 addressed to MS.
(v) Railway Board’s reply to GS/NFIR vide letter No.2008/AC-II/21/9 (pt) dated 30/11/2016.

Federation is in receipt of reply dated 30th November, 2016 from the Railway Board. In this connection, the hardships being faced by the Railway employees are reiterated once again as below. The Railway employees are facing lot of hardships due to restrictions on drawal of their legitimate wages from their Bank Account. For November 2016 salary, only Rs. 10,000/- cash were paid to each Railway staff. However, due to continued restrictions, the Railway employees are not able to draw their wages adequately from the Banks for meeting their requirements.

It is therefore requested that Cash Payment of Rupees not less than 25,000 may be ensured to each Railway employee from out of December, 20l6 salary.

Yours faithfully,
General Secretary

Source: NFIR


Updated version of ROUGH ACCOUNT 3.1 incorporating the new 2000 rupee denomination note is attached

Thanks to Shri. M P SENTHIL , Tiruvarur Central University SO, 610 005

Appointment of GDS candidates to various posts viz. Group'D'/MTS, Postman, PA/SA

“If the Recruitnent Rules for Postman/Mail Guard are read keeping the entire scheme of promotion in view then the method cf recruitment of GDS to the cadre of Pcstman through departmental
examination is to be treated as merit based. Selection on promotion only ‘ Admittedly, the reservation for the OBC category will not apply to the recruitment of GDS to the cadre of Postman in the instant O.A”