Tuesday, May 02, 2017


NFPE & AIPEU-GDS congratulates all Postal employees who made the 27th April 2017 mass dharna in front of all Divisional/Regional/Circle offices, a grand success. We have raised only one demand in the dharna – Implementation of favourable recommendations of GDS Committee report.

Implementation Committee constituted by Postal Board under the Chairmanship of Member (T) who was holding charge as Member (Personnel) submitted its proposal to the Secretary (Posts). The proposal of the implementation committee is now being examined by the JS & FA (Internal Financial Advisor) of the Postal Board. After that the proposal is to be approved by Secretary, Department of Posts. Then the proposal is to be approved by Minister, Communications. After Minister’s approval it will be submitted to the nodal Ministries (Department of Personnel & Training, Law Ministry and Finance Ministry) for approval. After obtaining all the above approval only, Postal Board will prepare the Cabinet note and submit the proposal for approval of Cabinet.

Knowing very well that this is the procedure, the recognised GDS Union is creating confusion among the GDS employees. The indefinite strike notice and postponement without any concrete result was a drama to cheat the GDS. The very same General Secretary of recognised GDS Unions who earlier used to criticize other unions/Federation for postponing the strike is now going on postponing the strike again and again. After postponing the strike the GS of recognised GDS Union is advising the GDS that – “all these procedures are compulsory that will take more than a month or so”, Then why indefinite strike is declared from 25th April 2017 ? The Recognised GDS Union could not do anything, eventhough the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS was submitted on 24th November 2016 (four months back). Now the recongised GDS Union has requested Postal Board to Postpone GDS membership verification fearing withdrawal of recognition after verification.

The Central Working Committee of AIPEU-GDS is being held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 5th May 2017. Federal Executive of NFPE being held at New Delhi on 12th May 2017. These meetings will take decision for continued agitational programmes for implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee report including strike. All GDS employees are requested to strengthen AIPEU-GDS which is moving jointly with NFPE for early implementation of GDS Committee Report.

Yours faithfully,
(P. Pandurangarao)   (R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary     Secretary General
AIPEU-GDS             NFPE

Grant of pension to GDS employees

Grant of pension to GDS employees—Reg.

Removal of 5 hours working restriction for GDS




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7th Pay Commission: NJCA Chief to meet Cabinet Secretary tomorrow on the issue of Arrears on Allowances

7th Pay Commission: Arrears likely to be provided on allowances, NJCA chief to meet Cabinet Secretary tomorrow 

New Delhi, May 1: The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the consolidated body of employee unions, will hold a meeting with Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on Tuesday to discuss the report submitted on allowances. While speaking to India.com, NJCA chief Shiv Gopal Mishra, who has been leading the negotiations related to 7th Pay Commission, said arrears on allowances would most likely be provided to the central government employees.

“Arrears would mostly be provided to the employees. I will meet Cabinet Secretary tomorrow in this regard. He is heading the Empowered Committee of Secretaries which is scrutinising the report submitted by the Lavasa committee,” Mishra said.

The report on allowances was submitted last week by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa. The panel, under his chairmanship, was set up in July by Centre to review the anomalies raised by unions. A total of 15 meetings were held between the Lavasa committee members and representatives of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and representatives of defence personnel were held over the last 10 months.

The Lavasa committee considered the demands raised by the employee representatives in relation to at least 79 allowances.

The recommendations of Lavasa committee is yet to be made public. “No insights from the report is available so far. We (NJCA) would study the recommendations of the report tomorrow after meeting the Empowered Committee of Secretaries,” Mishra added.

The 7th Pay Commission had suggested the abolition of 52 out of the 196 existing allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances. The 7CPC panel led by Justice (retd) A K Mathur had also ended up reducing the HRA from existing 10, 20 and 30 per cent to 8, 24 and 16 respectively.

Due anomalies raised by unions, Centre, in July had deferred the implemented of higher allowances. Only the basic component of salaries were hiked in accordance to the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Along with the salaries, Centre also provided arrears since January 1, 2016, the scheduled date of 7th Pay Commission’s implementation.

NJCA has demanded a similar release of arrears on allowances as well. “If Centre failed to implemented the pay commission on its scheduled dates, then why should employees bear the loss? The pay commission is implemented once in a decade, it is our right to avail the entire amount from January 2016,” Mishra said.

UPU and IOM to increase scope of partnership

UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing made the commitment in Geneva last week, where they met to discuss the results of an ongoing joint project in Burundi.
The two organizations launched the project in late 2016, with the aim of designing a new money transfer product to help increase migrants’ access to remittance services, both domestic and international, and cut costs. Based on the UPU’s International Financial System, a new domestic remittance service will be rolled out in May, with international services following shortly after in July.

Thus far, all 142 post offices in the country have been equipped with the necessary mobile technology, and postal staff are receiving training to operate the new service.

The two organizations have expressed their willingness to replicate this cooperation model in other countries where migrants face challenges in finding low-cost remittance services. The two leaders discussed how expanding the project to include these vulnerable populations could contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals—particularly Goal 10 on reducing inequalities, which includes the reduction of remittance costs by 2030.

“Through this partnership with the IOM, the UPU can demonstrate the relevance of the postal network in helping to reduce remittance costs, as well as in promoting financial inclusion, both of which are key targets for the international community as reflected in the SDGs,” said Hussein.
For his part, Swing confirmed the IOM’s continued support to the collaboration.

Bank restrictions prove a boon to Postal Department

Tirupati: The restrictions in bank transactions post demonetisation have proved to be a boon to the Postal department with the number of accounts and revenue increasing at a faster rate now. Tirupati postal division has accrued revenue of Rs.33.57 crore during the last fiscal from savings and related accounts only. About 21406 new savings accounts were opened during the last financial year. Significantly, out of that more than 50 per cent accounts were opened during the last quarter.


  • Postal customers  will have the facility of withdrawing the money by a phone call and the amount will be handed over to them at their door step by the postman, says G Sreenivasa Murthy, Superintendent of Tirupati Division.  
  • All post offices will be linked to Rural Integrated Communication Technology (RICT) soon
This is a clear indication of people’s apprehensions on banks and the restrictions they have imposed after demonetisation. The rural people were relatively tilting more towards postal savings accounts when compared to urban areas given the fact that out of the 12509 accounts opened during January-March 2017 in the division, 5832 accounts opened in Chandragiri Head Office limits only. The other two head offices are Tirupati and Sri Kalahasti.
The Revenue on SB accounts alone was to the tune of Rs.28.53 crore. The government’s decision to link the NREGS accounts to the post offices also helped the department, through which the division has accrued considerable revenue of Rs.3.01 crore from and another Rs.1.79 crore from social security pensions giving ample evidence that the post office accounts were well within the reach and receiving the faith of the common people.
Not only SB accounts but significant increase was recorded in other deposit accounts also.  About 1.11 lakh recurring deposit accounts were added during 2016-17 taking the total tally to 8.02 lakh accounts. The experiences at banks immediately after demonetisation and the announcements by the RBI during that period created lot of confusion among the customers of various banks. The restrictions banks have implemented for depositing and withdrawing the currency raised the ire of the customers.

Expected DA from July 2017 will be 1 %?

We have calculated the expected DA from July 2017 with different Scenarios, but most of the calculations comes around only one percent increase, lets us see the scenarios here

Scenario 1

In case the AICPIN value increase by 1 point for next three months (example Apr 276, May 277, June 278), then DA would be 1% (5.81 – 4 = 1.81) .

Scenario 2

In case the AICPIN value increase by 2 point for next three months (example Apr 277, May 279, June 281), then DA would be 2% (6 – 4 = 2) .

Scenario 3

In case the AICPIN value increase by 3 point for next three months (example Apr 278, May 281, June 284), then DA would be 2% (6.19 – 4 = 2.19)

Scenario 4 (Based on Average)

In case AICPIN Value increased average value of 5 points for next 3 months, then DA would be 1%
Scenario 5
In case AICPIN value decreased also the DA would be 1% based on our calculation.
So chances to get only 1 % DA from July 2017.

B.V.Sudhakar, IPoS, Rtd. Secretary, Department Of Posts, Press Conference At Hyderabad

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Books for IPO Examination 2017

Examination books for IPO 2017
from Shri. P.Karunanithy, Retired SPOs
Catelogue dated 01.05.2017
Sl.No Subjects Rate
1. MCQ Guide on FR & SR containing 611 Q & A on 14 subjects namely FR & SR, Joining Time, Pension, NPS, Commutation, Leave, TA, LTC, GPF, CGEGIS, CEA, CGHS, DA & HRA, Medical Attendance  Rs. 220/-
2. Guide on Compendium of complaints & other subjects Rs.150/-
3. Guide on Manuals and other subjects Rs.150/-
4. Guide on Law subjects Rs.150/-
5. Guide on miscellaneous subjects Rs.150/-
6. Guide on Acts and other subjects Rs.150/-
7. Website copy of Postal Manual Volume V Rs.150/-
8. Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VII Rs.150/-
9. Website copy of Postal Manual Volume VIII Rs.250/-
10. Questions and answers 2011,2012,2013,2014 & 2016
In IP Exams, 70% of questions are asked from the questions of previous years . Hence the study of previous years questions is a must for success.
11. MCQ on Postal Manual Volume VII Rs.50/-
12. MCQ book on Constitution of India Rs.150/-
13. General English containing MCQ Questions and Answers Rs. 220/-
14. Guide on Post Office Guides containing MCQ Questions and Answers regarding PO Guide Part I , PO Guide Part II and Savings Bank and Savings Certificate matters Rs.150/-
14-A Additional book on Post Office Guides incorporation latest rulings in PO Guide Part I , PO Guide Part II and Postal Savings Bank and Savings Certificates corrected up to 01.02.2017 Rs. 80/-
15. Latest General Knowledge book for the year 2018 Rs.185/-
16. Reasoning or Mental ability Rs.150/-
17. Bare Act on Constitution Rs.150/-
18. Bare Act on Consumer Protection Act Rs. 75/-
19. Bare Act on RTI Rs. 85/-
21. “Disciplinary Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 575 Q& A containing CCS (CCA) Rules, Conduct Rules, Schedule containing the particulars of Appointing Authority, Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority in respect of Postal and RMS officials and Grade Pay of Postal and RMS employees Rs. 140/-
22. “ Financial Rules are made simple” MCQ Question Bank of 471 Questions and Answers containing FHB Volume I, FHB Volume II and General Financial Rules, 2005 incorporating latest changes in 7th CPC Rs.180/-
23. Website copy of Post Office Guide Part I (Corrected up to date) Rs. 150/-
Total amount for books Rs.3585/-
Despatch charges under Registered Book Packet Rs. 115/-
Total amount for which M.O is to be remitted  Rs.3700/-
All books are in English version only
Total 23 books only
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PM releases stamp on Ramanujacharya's 1,000th birth anniversary

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released a commemorative stamp on the 1,000th birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya and said the central message of his life was inclusive society and religion.
"The central message of Saint Ramanujacharya's life was inclusive society, religion and philosophy," Modi said at a function here.
He said Ramanujacharya saw manifestation of God in human beings and saw all devotees of God as equal.

"He broke the settled prejudice of his times. Indian society's liberal and tolerant characteristic was strengthened. Several social movements were born in these 1,000 years inspired by his thoughts," Modi said.
Source:-The Times of India