Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New System Of Membership Verification for recognition of GDS service Unions

New System Of Membership Verification for recognisation of GDS service Unions.

■DoP is introducing a new system for verification of GDS in which new Declaration form previously numbered will be sent to each employees by the Divisional Head who will fill up,sign it,and drop it in the Divisional office in a separate box.

■understand this is to avoid dual decoration submission.
■DoP is likely to call a meeting with General Secretaries of GDS Unions to discuss the matter.

■The Federal Working Committee held on 10.10.2017 at Chennai and discussed verification issues and unanimously decided to hold a Central Working Committee Meeting consisting Group C,P4 and NUGDS at Mysuru, Karnataka Circle from 13.12.17 to 14.12.2017.

Formal notice will be issued shortly.

General Secretary,

SB Order No.16/2017- Department of Posts

SB ORDER NO. 16/2017- Amendments to Rule 2 and 3 of POSB General Rules 1981,Paragraph 2 and 4 of PPF Rules, Rule 2 and 4 of NSC Vlll lssue Rules and Rule 2 and 6 of KVP Rules 2014 enforcing taking of Aadhaar number as mandatory document as ldentity document while opening of account and taking Aadhhar number as lD proof for account already opened/certificates issued under these rules by 31.12.2017

Don’t reduce PO Revenue!!! Less attention on GDS Pay Commission!!!

Don’t reduce PO Revenue.
FNPO agitation programme.on 24/10/2017.

1)Protest demonstrations in front of all Divisional offices.letter addressed to the chairman.

2)Circular to all FNPO affilated union Divisional secretaries through Circle secretaries.

Cheer for CG employees, while TN staff to suffer 1 lakh loss

There was a great deal of disappointment when the National Anomaly Committee meet was postponed. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held on October 7. In another development, there is a lot of resentment brewing in Tamil Nadu.They say that the government has failed to apply the recommendations of the pay panel with retrospective effect.

Latest news on NAC decision 

The government has made it clear that the fitment factor be risen to 3 times and for now it cannot go beyond that. With the government indicating that it has the funds to rise the basic minimum pay, the NAC meeting will vote in majority of what the government wants. While not many would be happy with the pay hike of Rs 21,000, sources in the government say that for now that would be the amount and over the next year or so the pay would vary.

Latest update on NAC meet 

CG employees and pensioners were eagerly waiting for the NAC meet to take place. It was scheduled to be held on October 7. However there were some deliberations and discussions that were pending and hence the meeting was postponed.

Latest news on fitment factor

Moreover the decision to raise the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3 times was being discussed. If the fitment factor is raised to 3 times then the pay would go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. However many employees were hoping that the pay is hiked to Rs 26,000.

7th Pay Commission frustration in TN 

While there is good news on its way for lakhs of CG employees, the mood is not the same in Tamil Nadu. The 7th Pay Commission recommendations were recently approved by the state government. While there was some cher all employees say that it should have been made applicable 2016, but it was implemented from October 1 2017. Secondary grade teachers were to be granted a minimum salary of Rs 9300 and a maximum of Rs 34,800, with a grade pay of Rs 4200. But the TN government has granted a minimum of only Rs 5200 and a maximum of only Rs 20,000 with a grade pay of Rs 2400. As these pay anomalies have not been rectified, employees will suffer a loss of between Rs 48000 and Rs 1 lakh per year. 
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GDS Committee Report still pending for approval




Dear Comrades,

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017.
This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2016 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting.

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rdOCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action.

Yours fraternally,

Secretary General

Source : NFPE

Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period - DoPT

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th October, 2017

Subject: Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0.M No. 28020/1/2010-Estt(C) dated 21st July 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions "if during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course..., the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation"

2. This has been examined in the view that some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. It has been decided that in such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/ her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation. 

3. So far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India. 

(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 

Source: DoPT

Corrigendum for Travelling allowance rules- implementation of the Recommendations of 7th CPC

Corrigendum for Travelling allowance rules- implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
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