UNITY FOR STRUGGLE, AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY - UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING AT DWARKA (GUJARAT) FROM 23RD TO 24TH NOVEMBER 2014
R4 SUBCRIPTION RS/-40/-ALLOCATION- NFPE RS/-2, CHQ RS/-14,(INCLUDING RMS MAZDOOR JOURNAL SUBCRIPTION) CIRCLE RS/-08, DIVISION RS/-08, BRANCH RS/-08.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

IP and LGO Examination 2014 postponed

IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination
Most Urgent

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Recruitment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated :  9th September,  2014

1.      All Heads of Circles

Sub: Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 to be held on 20th and 21st September, 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 proposed to be held on 21st September, 2014. 


Sir/Madam,

  I am directed to refer this office letter No. A-34012/03/2014-DE and A-34012/04/2014-DE dated 3rd June, 2014 wherein the   notifications  for  holding  Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector  posts  for the year 2014  on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were issued.

2.         The Outsourced Agency, M/s CMC Ltd. has intimated that conduct of the above mentioned examination on the scheduled dates is not feasible.  Therefore, the Competent Authority has ordered to postpone both the departmental examinations. The revised dates would be intimated shortly.

3.         This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. 
 Yours faithfully,

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to
1.         F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)
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CHQ NEWS

ATTENTION
CIRCLE/DIVISIONAL/BRANCH SECRETARIES
POSTAL JCA STRUGGLE PROGRAMME
MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS
GET READY FOR STRIKE IF DEMANDS ARE NOT SETTLED
Central JCA (NFPE & FNPO) congratulates Five Lakhs Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Casual Contingent Employees for making the first phase of Nationwide agtational programme a Grand Success. Reports are pouring in the CHQ that the mass demonstration and submission of 39 Points Charter of Demands was conducted in almost all divisions and Circles with large participation of employees.
Central JCA requests all Circle/Divisional/Branch secretaries to organize the following next phases of struggle programme also in a grand manner.

II-Phase – 24.09.2014 – Mass Dharna in front of all Postal/RMS Divisional offices

III-Phase – 27th to 31st October 2014 – Relay Dharna in front of all ROs/COs

IV-Phase – 10.12.2014 – Massive Parliament March of 20,000 Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Casual Contingent Employees.

Please start intensive campaign and preparations now onwards. Please ensure that maximum employees from each divisions participate in the Parliament March to be held on 10.12.2014. Please book the Up & Down travel Ticket well in advance.
CONFEDERATION’S NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME
MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS
Phase I – 11.09.2014 – Protest Demonstration at all important places and submission of Memorandum to Cabinet Secretary and all Departmental Heads

NB: copy to the Memorandum, Charter of Demands and explanatory notes on Charter of Demands will be exhibited in the website on 10.09.2014.
Phase – II – 19.09.2014 – Nationwide Day Long Mass Dharna at all important centres.

Phase – III – 25.09.2014 - Mass Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Following are the Demands: -

1.      Merger of DA with pay for all employees w.e.f. 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
2.      Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
3.      Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sewaks under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission
4.      Scrap PFRDA Act and grant statutory defined pension to all including those appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
5.      Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendation should be 01.01.2014.
6.      Regularisation and Revision of wages of casual labourers and contract workers.
7.      Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointment.
8.      Fill up all vacant post and creation of New Post wherever justified.
9.      Stop Downsizing, Outsourcing, Contractorisation and Privatisation of Government function.
10.  Grant productivity Linked Bonus to all without ceiling; Compute bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.
11.  Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.
12.  Settle all pending anomalies of 5th and 6thPay Commission.

All CHQ office bearers, General Secretaries of State C-O-Cs, Chief Executives of all affiliates and Branch/District/Divisional Secretaries are requested to mobilize maximum employees in the above programme.

CONFEDERATION – TRADE UNION EDUCATION


1.  As per the decision of the last National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, a national level two days Trade Union Work Shop will be conducted at Bangalore. C-O-C Karnataka has agreed to host the two days camp. 200 delegates from all over India will attend. Date will be finalized by the National Secretariat Meeting to be held on 26.09.2014. Last year the two days Trade Union Camp was conducted at Mumbai. C-O-C Mumbai made best arrangements for the camps.

2.   To enable the leaders and grass root level workers to have an indepth knowledge and understanding on the demands of the Central Government employees, Confederation CHQ has decided to publish in our website shortly an “EDUCATION SERIES” on various topics. First article will be on “NEED BASED MINIMUM WAGE” by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation. Second article will be on “DEARNESS ALLOWANCE” by Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, Confederation. Third will be on “BONUS” by Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation. Other topics will also be covered in due course. All aspects of the Demands from its origin to the present day will be covered in the articles to be published in website. Leaders and workers may take maximum advantage of it for study and also for effective campaigning.

Formation of Committee to simplify the forms and the process of declaration of assets and liabilities required under Lokpal

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Prime Minister's National Relief Fund

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Notification for extending time limit for filing returns of assets and liabilities under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013

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DoPT letter to Secretaries revised return extended from 15th Sep to 31st Dec, 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Task Force On Leveraging The Post Office Network

The Government of India has decided to set up a Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network.
The objective behind setting up of the Task Force is to transform the Post Office Network in keeping with changing market trends and competition.
This will include rationalization of the network with focus on mail/parcel services, particularly in rural areas, upgradation of infrastructure/ technology, incorporating global best practices, introducing new services and participation of multiple players.

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Task Force are as under:
·    To provide efficient postal network and points of presence (particularly in rural areas and small towns) to Central Government Ministries / Departments, State Goverments (including Local Self Government) and private sector players for delivering various citizen-centric services, schemes, products to the people.

·    To further the role of Post Office in Financial Inclusion, including Insurance products;

·    The infrastructure requirements of the post offices and the Postal Network; and

·    To make the Post Office financially viable

The Task Force will devise its own mechanism / modalities to examine the issues mentioned in the ToRs and submit its Report within three months from the date of constitution.

The composition of Task Force is as follows:

T.S.R. Subramanian ( Retired Cabinet Secretary )  Chairman
TSR Subramanian is a former cabinet secretary of the India. He is a 1961 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre.

Shri T.V Mohandas Pai ( Bangalore ) Member

T.V. Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He used to be a Member of the Board of Directors of Infosys, and Head Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources, and Infosys Leadership Institute.


Shri G.N. Bajpai ( Mumbai, Former Chairman, SEBI ) Member

Shri Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai is a distinguished leader in Indian business, was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Mr. Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership and exemplary integrity. He has served/serves as non-executive chairman and a director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business, and authored several books.

Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia ( IIM, Ahmedabad ) Member

Prof. Dholakia is on the faculty of Economics Area at IIM Ahmedabad since 1985. He has about 37 years of experience of teaching Economics to different groups like students, executives, policy makers and senior government officers.

Shri R.S. Sharma ( Secretary (E & IT), Government of India ) -  Member
R. S. Sharma joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. In 1986, he wrote a program in DBASE, a programming language that would keep a record of all stolen firearms in the crime-prone district.

Shri L. C. Goyal ( Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Government of India ) Member
Shri L. C. Goyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, is presently working as Secretary in Department of Rural Development.

Shri Rakesh Garg ( Secretary,Department of Telecom, Government of India ) Member
Shri Rakesh Garg is currently working as Secretary in Department of Telecom.

Kavery Banerjee ( Secretary, Department of Posts, Government of India ) Member
Ms. Kavery Banerjee, IPoS 78, is presently working as Secretary, Department of Posts.

Shri Kamleshwar Prasad ( Member (o), Department of Posts ) Member
Shri Kamleshwar Prasad, is a retired Member, Postal Services Board, Department of Posts.

Shri Vasumitra ( CPMG, Delhi Circle, Department of Posts ) CircleMember
Shri Vasumitra is presently working as Chief Postmaster General, Delhi 

Friday, September 5, 2014

SCOVA 24th Meeting: Action Taken Report

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CHQ NEWS

NFPE & FNPO 
MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH 
with 20000 POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES 
ON 10th DECEMBER 2014 AT NEW DELHI
Demanding settlement of Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) charter of demands submitted to Govt. and Postal Board.
PREPARE FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE 
IF GOVT. REFUSES TO SETTLE THE DEMANDS
Twenty Thousand (20,000) Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks will march to Parliament on 10-12-2014, demanding immediate settlement of charter of demands submitted postal JCA to Govt. and Postal Board. 
All Branch / Divisional / Circle Secretaries of all affiliated Unions / Associations of NFPE & FNPO (P3, P4, R3, R4, Admin, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing and GDS) are requested to start preparations now onwards to ensure maximum participation of members in the Parliament March. Let us make it a historic success.

Meeting of the Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE & FNPO) will held at NFPE Office, New Delhi on 25th September 2014 at 4 PM. All General Secretaries of NFPE and FNPO are requested to attend the meeting in time. 
Details for preparation for the Parliament March and also future course of action will be decided in the meeting.

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF ALL AFFILIATED  UNIONS OF NFPE 

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETINGS 
OF ALL AFFILIATES OF NFPE 
AT DWARAKA (GURARAT) 
ON 23rd & 24th NOVEMBER 2014

As per the decision of the Federal Executive of NFPE held at Ongole on 21-08-2014, Central Working Committee meetings of all the affiliated Unions/Associations of NFPE (P3,P4, R3,R4, Admin, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing and GDS) will be held on 23rd and 24th November 2014 at Dwaraka (Gujarat), in connection with the concluding ceremony of one year long Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPE. 
All CHQ office Bearers/ Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting. 
Please book your tickets well in advance. Formal CWC notice will be issued soon from the CHQ.
Further details will follows.

15th SEPTEMBER 2014 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS AT CONSTITUTION CLUB ANNEX, NEW DELHI.
All the Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, AITUC, CITU, HMS, UTUC etc have jointly decided to organise a National Convention of workers on 15th September 2014 at 10.30 AM at Constitution Club Annexe (Near Mavkankar Hall) Rafi Marg, New Delhi, to protest against the anti-labour policies of the NDA Govt. NFPE and confederation will participate in the convention.

P.SURESH –General Secretary

COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE UN-CLAIMED AMOUNT REMAINED IN PPF, POST OFFICE AND SAVINGS SCHEMES

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Guidelines regarding use of photograph of Hon'ble Prime Minister in advetisements regarding

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Regarding interchangeable use of "India Post", "Department of Posts" and "Postal Department"

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dept addressed all Heads of Circles on Postal JCA Programme...

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Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2014

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Allocation of exclusive Bar Code Series for Speed Post Articles containing Passport for Regional Passport offices

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NCJCM wrote to 7th CPC on DA Merger & IR

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FEDERAL EXCUTIVE MEETING (NFPE) & AIPEU Gr.C (CHQ) - Central Working Committee Meeting - Ongole (A.P) on 21.08.2014 to 24.08.2014


Com. M. Krishnan

Com. M. Krishnan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) & Secretary General NFPE / Confederation will be retiring from service on 31.08.2014. 


Com N.Subramanian 

Com.R.N.Parashar











Some important decisions taken during the meeting :-

 All Confederation struggle programmes will be endorsed by the NFPE with larger participation and make them all grand success. 

NFPE Diamond jubilee celebrations are scheduled in Dwaraka (Gujrat) on 23rd & 24th November 2014 & All Unions of NFPE, CWC meetings in Dwaraka is called for.
"Parliament March" by Postal JCA will be conducted during 2nd week of December 2014 (date will be decided after consultation with FNPO)
 Next Federal Council Meeting due in June 2016 will be held in Assam Circle.

Com.R.N.Parashar, Asst. General Secretary, NFPE will take the charge of Secretary General in place of Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General on his superannuation on 31-08-2014 up to next Federal Council. 

 Com N.Subramanian has elected as General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ)  

Com.R.Seethalakshmi, General Secretary, P-IV to take the charge of Deputy Secretary General as the post fallen vacant due to superannuation of Com.I.S.Dabas, Dy. Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, P4.

CHQ R4  CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY EELECTED  OFFICIALS

Economy in use of paper in Central Government Offices – Finmin Orders on 22.8.2014

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Extension of working hours of Central Government employees

While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said there is no proposal to extend the working hours beyond 40 hours a week for Government employees by making each or alternate Saturday a working day or sticking to the present 5 days week system with extended daily work hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
And he also said, the 6th CPC had recommended continuation of the five day week with 40 hours of working in the offices of the Central Government.

HSG I RECRUITMENT RULES

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POSTAL JCA DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME PROTESTING AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND POSTAL BOARD

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

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DA MERGER & INTERIM RELIEF- CONFEDERATION WRITES TO SECRETARY JCM STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

 Central Headquarters 

1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.



      Dated :  23.07.2014
Com. Shiv Gopal Misra,
Secretary,
Staff Side, National Council, JCM
13 C Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001.

Dear Comrade,

  Sub: Memorandum of Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.

            The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers places on record its appreciation over the efforts of the Staff Side,  JCM,  National Council in preparing and submitting the memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission, which has received the widest acceptance and admiration of the Central Government employees. Since the last date for submitting the Department-specific memorandum has been got extended by your efforts uptill 31st July, 2014, the first phase of our endeavour and interaction with the 7th CPC will come to a conclusion in a few days’ time.

       I have been directed by the National Secretariat of the Confederation which met on 17thJuly, 2014 to solicit your kind reference to the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on behalf of all Federations, Unions, Associations on Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.  We are of the view that the Staff Side, in pursuance of the said memorandum, must seek an audience with the Pay Commission immediately to know the course of action the Commission would like to take in the matter.  We must also seek an appointment with the honourable Finance Minister thereafter so as to ensure that a decision on our demands is taken by the Government without any further delay.  We hope we need not emphasise the fact that the Central Government employees do expect financial benefit on this score as the erosion in the real value of wages as on date is phenomenal. 

  We shall be grateful if you will indicate to us your line of approach in the matter.

  Thanking you and with greetings,
Yours fraternally,


M. Krishnan
Secretary General.


Copy to
     1.Com. Raghaviah, Leader Staff Side, National Council, JCM 
     2. Com. Srikumar, Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation