UNITY FOR STRUGGLE, AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY - UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
34th All India Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees union, Mailguards and Multi Tasking Staff Group’C’ was held from 13th to 16th December 2015 New Office Bearers elected for the next session. President Com. N.R.Malivya MTS Indore RMS ( Madhya Pradesh) Vice-President 1 Com. Tirath Prakash MTS Delhi Stg Division ( Delhi) Vice-President 2 Com. I.P.Shaik MTS RMS ‘L ‘ Division ( Maharastra) Vice-President 3 Com. M. Chick Lakshmana MTS Bangalore Stg Division ( Karnataka) General Secretary Com. P. Suresh MG Hyd Sorting Sorting ( Andhra Pradesh) Assistant General Secretaries. 1 Com. C.M.Ravindernath MTS RMS ‘CT’ Division ( Kerala) 2 Com. Goutam A More MTS Mumbai Sorting Division (Maharastara) 3 Com. G.Vijay Kumar MTS Hyderabad Sorting Division (Andhra Pradesh) 4 Com. Ashok Kumar Ghosh MTS Kolkata Airport Sorting ( West Bengal) 5 Com. Sanjay Dhar Dubey MTS RMS ‘A’ Division Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) 6 Com. R.K.Pagi MTS RMS ‘W’ Division Vadadora ( Gujarat) 7 Com. R.Santhanam MTS Chennai Sorting Division ( Tamilnadu) 8 Com. T.Kannaiah MG RMS ‘TP’ Division Tirupathi ( Andhra Pradesh) 9 Com. SajibKumar Biswas MTS MMS Kolkata ( West Bengal) Treasurer Com. K.K.Sharma MTS Air Mail Division ( Delhi)
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHION 23.05.2017 (TUESDAY 12 AM TO 04 PM)NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON SAME DAYMORE THAN 2000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PROTEST DHARNA.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One day Nation wide Strike - Make it a grand success

7TH SEPTEMBER, 2010 – NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE Dear Comrades,
The second National Labour Conference held on July14th, 2010 at New Delhi has unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the policies of the Government which are against the interest of the employees, workers and people and lodge a strong protest by organizing a one day nation wide strike on 7th September, 2010. The policy offensive is continuing unabated, though surreptitiously. Dismantling of Public Sector is continuing. Out-sourcing has entered each and every department of the Central and State Governments. Casual work force is on increase while the permanent employees are dwindling alarmingly. Common man is reeling under the burden of sky-rocketing prices of essential commodities. Dismantling of Public distribution system has robbed the food security of the poor. Under these circumstances the Trade Unions and Associations which are conscious of the social responsibilities has tried to unite and halt this policy offensive of the Rulers against employees, workers and common people. The rich tradition of the Trade Union movement in this country established by the conscious struggles waged by the responsible Trade Unions and Associations against the LPG policies for more than a decade helped the nation to shield its economy from the global recession of recent times and averted a great calamity in the lives of the workers, employees and people of this country. We have heard the sordid stories from the Western part of the Globe, how the workers and employees were thrown out of jobs, how they became homeless, how the economic institutions collapsed like a pack of cards day in and day out, reducing its middle class to paupers. All this misery and sorrow is seeded by the neo-liberal economic policies propagated by the capitalistic countries ably aided by the institutions , IMF and World bank. The Rulers here in India have not taken a lesson from this calamity and still treading this path of suicide risking the lives of the vast majority of the people of this country. Hence, it becomes the duty of every patriotic person to caution the policymakers to veer away from this policy direction. That caution we are generating through our protest on 7th September, 2010.
After the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission, there is a feeling that all is well with the Central Government employees. Due to this perception the Government is going ahead with its administrative reforms. The most visible activity in the Central Government Departments is the acceleration of the out-sourcing and privatization of jobs and drastic cut in the vacancies. The mighty railways, the single largest employer in the central sector lost its sheen and left with 12 lakhs of employees. Postal Department lost one lakh posts during the last 10 years. The story of Defence department is not different. The largest employment generator is the Public Sector. Now the policy makers are leaving no stone un-turned to reduce these “Modern Temples” to shambles. The private ` sector which is holding 99.2% of industries in its fold is merely employing 84.5 lakhs of employees. Whereas the Public Sector industries which comprise 0.8% are employing 180.1 lakh people (Industrial Policy and Statistics 2006-07). But the Government wants to sell away the shares of Public sector companies like SAIL, POWERGRID CORPORATION, COAL INDIA LTD.,HINDUSTAN COPPER, NATIONAL MINARAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, NYVELI LIGNITE CORPORATION, NATIONAL HYDAL POWER CORPORATION ETC., and earn 40thousand crores of rupees. This is nothing but transferring the people’s ownership to private entities. This being the situation, how can we be the silent spectators?
The sky-touching prices have made the pay revisions a mockery. The 6th Central Pay Commission has calculated the minimum pay of a Central Government employee based on the retail prices of the essential commodities as existed on 01-01-2006. Have a look at the prices of these items which were the inputs in arriving at the minimum wage of a Central Government employee and the price increase since then.
On the face of such an un-checked price rise, the Dearness Allowance (35%) granted just fades away. It shows how the real wages are eroded just within the span of 4 years. Think of the other vulnerable sections of the society who are not having even this fa├žade of protection. The Public Distribution system failed the poorer sections. This being the situation, how can we be the silent spectators?
In the background of the continuing reluctance on recruitment, many of the Government organizations has resorted to outsourcing of their functions which are of permanent and perennial nature to agencies on fixed rates. The very fact that the Government has made available funds for the Departmental heads to resort to outsourcing establishes the policy being pursued by the Government. In the Postal Department Circle Heads are empowered to spend 25 lakhs p.a. on out-sourcing. The functions hitherto being carried out by the Group C employees and the Group B Non gazaetted are liable to be outsourced. Once the system is established, there will be no likelihood of any fresh creation of posts in these cadres. This paved the way for privatization of the functions of the Government. How, can we be silent spectators?
Casualization of the regular employment is the bane of the economic liberalization policy. This cruel policy ensures maximization of profit by ensuring the supply of cheap and hapless labour. In our own offices we became helpless witnesses to the plight and exploitation of the casual labour, who remain as casual workers for their entire life. Similar is the case of GDS employees in the Postal Department. They are exploited and discriminated in the matters of pay and bonus. The ceiling on compassionate appointments is another heart-less side of the reforms. These are the manifestations of the policies, which the Government is practicing. How can we be mute to such injustice?
The State Governments are vying with each other to follow in the foot-prints of Central Government in implementing these new economic policies. Large tracks of fertile land is being given to SEZs, Private profiteers are making merry of lopsided mining policy and exploiting the natural resources. Corruption is ruling roost in public life and eating into the vitals of the Democratic Institutions of the country. Lakhs of vacancies are lying vacant in the State Governments. Services of the Contingent workers are not regularized for decades together in spite of the availability of vacancies. Contractorisation is the rule of the day. Innumerable State Public Sector enterprises are closed. To protest this all the State Government employees, Teachers, and State Public Sector employees are joining this struggle under the aegis of All India State Government Employees Federation.
The Parliament is going to enact the PFRDA bill and the new pension scheme is going to be thrusted on the employees. Postal Act Amendment Bill is also going to see the light of the day soon. With this the monopoly of the Department of Posts will end and the doors will be opened for privatization and corporatization. Health Services are already on the anvil of privatization. Government is taking care to tighten the noose of disciplinary rules around the neck of the employees. A Committee has already submitted its recommendations on the changes to be made in the CCS(CCA)Rules for the Central Government employees and the State Governments will follow soon. The Right to Strike has not yet found favour with the Rulers. Except in the Left ruled States, no such statutory right is available to the Government employees. With the growing pace of implementation of these new economic policies, the attempts to gag the voice of employees and people will also grow. Even on the face of such hostility, we cannot afford to be silent and mute spectators to the implementation of these pernicious policies. Hence, raise your fist. Raise your voice. Register your protest along with the entirety of the Working class represented by all the Central and State Trade Unions, including the INTUC, the trade union wing of the ruling party, demanding …
· The arrest of price rise
· The protection of all labour laws
· The stopping of disinvestment of shares of profit making Public Sector
· The filling up of all vacancies
· The stopping of out-sourcing contractarisation & casualisation of jobs
· The regularization of all casual and daily rated workers and Grameen Dak Sevaks
· The scraping of new pension scheme
· The removing of the ceiling on compassionate appointments
· The right to strike
Don’t lose the right to question and raise your voice against the policies which are harming the interests of employees, workers and common masses. Don’t confine yourself to armchair talk in criticizing the pernicious policies which are the root cause of all the maladies. Here is an opportunity to join the common multitude of workers and employees to register the protest. Let’s unite and in unison roar our protest to reach as a thunder to the deaf ears of the rulers. Make the 7th September strike a grand success.

Monday, August 30, 2010

LETTERS TO DEPARTMENT

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110001
Madam,
Sub:- DEPARTMENTALISATION OF GDS MAIL MAN-Equivalent to MSE/Mail Guard.
            This union is constrained to bring following important issues regarding departmentalization of GDSMM working in RMS section of Postal Department. GDSMMs are working at par with departmental Mail Man. Their services are being utilized for hard work in night duties and in shifts also. Since their services are also used for Group D (MSE) assistance work, their pay is to be fixed at par with Group D (MSE), on pro-rata basis, which is justified. The extract of the recent orders on GDSMM is as follows:
The recommendations of One-man Committee on GDS Mailmen have examined by the department and after a careful consideration, the Competent Authority ordered the following.
1. Conducting of a work study by Internal Work Study Unit (IWSU) for laying down the standard for various operations/ work done by Mailmen in Mail Offices/Transit Mail Offices/Mail Agency.
2. The existing vacancies of GDS Mailmen and future resultant vacancies of GDS Mailmen falling vacant either due to discharge/ absorption in Department shall not be filled up in future.
3. The category of GDS Mailmen be considered as a wasting group.
4. The present GDS Mailmen engaged in Mail offices on regular basis shall continue till they vacate the post either due to discharge/absorption in department or death.
            The above decision to implement Nataraja murthi committee recommendation is most unscientific, irrational and unreasonable. In fact the GDSMM are performing work at par with departmental Mailmen. Therefore the issue requires a relook. If the order is implemented hundreds of GDS substitutes (outsiders) will be jobless. THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS AND ACTUALLY MANAGING THE BASIC WORK OF RMS. Without seeing the pros and cons and ground reality the order is fatal in all respect to the working people which is opposed vehemently at this end. THERE ARE COURT CASES ON THIS ISSUE AND DIRECTORATE ORDERS TO FILL UP GDSMM POSTS ARE NOT IMPLEMENTED TOO. All over India the present working strength of GDSMM is about 1900.The total sanctioned strength was 2600 about 700 posts was vacant in the 68 RMS Divisions in 19 Circles. In other side Departmental RMS side the vacant post of Mail Guard /Mail man and Group ‘D’ (MSE) Posts is more than 3000/4000. Now in this changed scenario this GDS MMs can be easily regularized/Departmentalised through present Establishment Norms-7 HOUR GDS MM WORK NORMS EQUIVALENT TO ONE GROUP ‘D’ POST. (Vide DG P&T letter No.6-34/79-PE.II dated 17.10.1981.) So this can be helpful to uplift the socio economic condition of this section of employees, Most of GDS MM are working in urban and metropolitans cites and their PRESENT LIVING CONDITION VERY LOW , the justified Multi skilled group ‘C’ are neither sanctioned nor their services are regularised.
                In the above circumstances we request you to keep the order in abeyance pending discussion in the matter lest we will be forced to resort to Trade Union action to undo injustice done to the hard working downtrodden who are the key nerve of the RMS.  A kind line in reply will be highly solicited.



To
The Member (Operations)
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi -1
Respected Madam,
Sub:- Proposal for introduction of CMMS on trunk routes in Karanataka and abolition of Q-31/HB-32 Sections/TMP    service functioning in Ranichennamma Express.

          It has come to the notice of this union that the CPMG Karanataka Circle has moved the proposal again. Proposal for introduction of CMMS on trunk routes in Karanataka and abolition of Q-31/HB-32 Sections/TMP service functioning  in Ranichennamma Express. The abolition of sections in no way improve the expeditious conveyance of mails, on the other hand it will cause delay in conveyance of mails, on the light of experience of CMMS already running in Karanataka.You are aware that the meeting with staff side and your good self on the strike charter of Demands on 30-11-2009 it was agreed that status quo as on 30-11-2009 will be maintained and no office/sections will bemerged/abolished without taking the staff side into confidence. Minutes of this meeting were issued on 1-12-2009 vide Directorate letter No.8-11/2009-SR dated 1st December 2009. and recently meeting with staff side and your good self on the strike charter of Demands on 12-07-2010 it was agreed that status quo as on 30-11-2009 will be maintained and replied Reports will be called from the Circles against the order of status-quo.Minutes of this meeting were issued on 14-07-2010 vide Directorate letter No.8-02/2010-SR dated 14th July 2010.It has been noticed that inspite of agreements on 30-11-2009 and 12-07-2010 it has been noticed that
many Circles are not honouring this agreements which shows not serious on the agreement reached with the unions and breaches it at its own will.
           Hence, our union requests you to kindly intervene in this matter and direct the CPMG to drop the proposal for introduction of CMMS on trunk routes in Karanataka and abolition of Q-31/HB-32 Sections/TMP service functioning in Ranichennamma Express. and advise the CPMG Karanataka Circle, to honour the minutes of the meetings held with staff side and Secretary (Posts) on 30-11-2009 and 12-07-2010 and maintain the status quo as on 30-11-2009.and to avoid staff unrest and agitation, for which act of kindness our union shall be thankful to you.

To
The Secretary
Department of Post
Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001

Respected Madam ,

Sub: Utilising service of Multi Skilled Employees by overtaking the services of Mailguards in RMS –reg.
             You are aware that the minimum qualification for erstwhile Group’D’ was made as Matriculation with pay band in PB-1 with Grade Pay Rs 1800/- .The Non-Metric Group’D’ were given training and are converted as Multi Skilled Employees. The duties of such Multi Skilled Employees have been changed vide instructions contained in DG Lr No 1-20/2008-PCC dt 27-3-2009. and No. 1- 20/2008-PCC 19th April 2010 .After conduction of the prescribed training the Multi Skilled Employees services are being utilised by overtaking the duties of Mailguards. Infact the duties assigned in the said letter are of Sorting Assistant duties in nature. If these Multi Skilled Employees are being utilised for these duties the Mailguards will become subordinate in performing their duties. By this the class discrimination is being created in the rank and file.
          Therefore it is requested to utilise the services of Multi Skilled Employees as Mailguards and the regular Mailguards services in Transit Sections so that the Mail Agents Services can be utilised in mail offices. If this suggestion is implemented to some extent the shortage of staff can be meeted for improving the efficiency in running RMS offices/Transit Sections. It is hoped the suggestion would be appreciated and implemented very soon. A line of reply is solicited.

To
The Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi -110001.
Madam,
Sub:- Request for providing GDS post to the widow of the murdered Casual Labourer while on Duty in RMS Z Division AP circle on humanitarian grounds – Reg.
Ref :-Circle Office AP- WLF/FA/GBR/Z Division -2009-2010 dt at Hyd 500001- the 28-05-2010

        One Shri. G.Babu Rao casual labourer HRO Z division was on duty as night watch man on 2-2-09. While on duty he was murdered by the regular night watchman of the unit. Nearly Rs. 10 lakhs was stolen by  the regular night watch man. On the pursuance of Regional/Circle administration an FIR was filed at Abids police station Hyderabad 1. The stolen amount was recovered from the accused. The then CPMG AP Circleand Regional PMG Hyderabad were kind enough in visiting the house of Shri.G.BabuRao and assured a jobto the widow of the murdered employee. A special report was sent by the CPMG AP Circle - WLF/FA/GBR/Z Division -2009-2010 dt at Hyd 500001- the 28-05-2010 to the Directorate with due recommendations for appointment of the widow of the murdered employee as GDS in extraordinary circumstances for issue of necessary approval. It is not out of place to mention that CPMG AP Circle had requested to provide financial assistance to the murdered employees family out of the welfare fund. So for either the sanction for financial assistance from welfare fund or providing a job in GDS cadre on relaxation of normal recruitment rules has been accorded. The plight of the family of the murdered employee is in miserable condition as they could not get any help from the department.
            Therefore you are requested to look into the case personally and help the family of the murdered employee on humanitarian consideration and circumstances explained above, for which act of kindness the entire Postal and RMS workers in AP Circle would be thankful to you.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

PLI/RPLI premium can be paid anywhere in the Country without transfer of the policy file.

As per the existing provisions, PLI premium can be paid at any Post offices in the Circle from which the Postal Life Insurance policy was procured. RPLI premium can be paid only at the post offices from where the policy was procured. However there was provision to make payment of premium in Post offices in other Circles in the case of PLI and in other post offices in the case of RPLI only after transfer of policy which is a cumbersome process and time consuming. (The file concerned should be transferred to the Circle in case of PLI or Region in the case of RPLI. The insurant will be informed about the transfer and the insurant should show the letter of transfer to the new post office for accepting the premium. Then only, the premium will be accepted). Now PLI Directorate has permitted all the computerised post offices in the Country to accept PLI or RPLI premium without transfer of policy. It is a welcome issue. There will be remarkable decrease in the paper work and the insurants will be benefited.
However, the counter PAs should collect the premium with proper care to enter correct policy number without mistake as there will be no online validation of the policy number. In case, the policy number is entered incorrect, the premium will still be accepted by the system, but will be kept as 'Unposted'.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

POSTAL DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL (JCM) MEETING WAS HELD TODAY DATED 27-08-2010

(AFTER FOUR YEAR) The first meeting of the reconstituted Postal Departmental Council (JCM) was held today [27.08.2010] at 11.00 Hrs in the Committee Room of Dak Bhawan. The Secretary Department of Posts who is the Chairman of the JCM Departmental Council chaired the meeting. The Official Side was represented by the Postal Board Member Technology and Member Personnel and several  DDGs and Directors. The Staff Side was represented by the Staff Side Leader, Staff Side Secretary, Secretary General NFPE and FNPO, and other Members of Departmental Council.
135 items were in the agenda. Nearly up to 70 items were discussed in the meeting within the duration of the meeting. It was decided to hold another meeting within a very short duration to complete the remaining 65 items.
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Training of Group `D’ Employees of Departmental Canteens-Nominations from Ministries/Departments – regarding

No.25/1/2008-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market.
New Delhi, dated 26th August,2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Training of Group `D’ Employees of Departmental Canteens-Nominations from Ministries/Departments – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 17.10.2008 and subsequent reminders dated 29.10.2008 and 19.10.2009 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the 6th Central Pay Commission has recommended that all posts of staff in Group ‘D’ categories will be placed in the revised Pay Band – 1 alongwith Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- once the staff occupying these posts, are suitably retrained and made multi-skilled. In view of this recommendation of 6th CPC, it has been decided to train all Group `D’ staff of the canteens namely, Safaiwala, Wash Boy, Bearer and Tea/Coffee Maker, working in the non-statutory Canteens, who do not possess minimum essential qualifications, are required to be made multi-skilled for placement in the revised Pay Band – 1 meant for Group `C’ posts. In addition. keeping in view the changing requirement of the Canteens services, it has also been decided to train all the erstwhile Group `D’ employees of canteens who have been placed under PB-1.
2. Accordingly, the concerned Ministries/Departments etc. controlling the non-statutory Canteens have been requested to nominate Group `D’ employees of the Departmental Canteens for training, however, very few Ministries/Departments have nominated their canteen staff for the training.
3. In this regard, the concerned Ministries/Departments are hereby informed that the responsibility, if any, in view of 6th CPC recommendations for placement of Group `D’ staff of canteen to PB-1 without providing requisite training, shall lie with them.
4. All Ministries/Departments are once again requested that details of all Group `D’ Canteen employees who have been placed in PB-1, be furnished to this Department in the enclosed proforma by 10th September, 2010 positively to enable this Department to compile the list for arranging training at the earliest in Delhi and outside Delhi.
Encl : As above

s/d
(Rajiv Manjhi)
Director (Canteens)
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Union Cabinet approved Direct Tax Code (DTC)

Direct Tax Code gets nod Paving the way for radical reform and simplification in the Direct Tax system the Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the much-talked about Direct Tax Code (DTC) Bill proposing to provide more Income Tax relief to salaried class.
The DTC Bill, which seeks to replace the archaic Income Tax Act, 1961, proposes to raise the Income Tax exemption limit from existing Rs 1.6 lakh to Rs Two lakh, highly placed sources said. The Income Tax exemption limit for senior citizens is proposed to be raised to Rs 2.5 lakh.
Under the moderate tax slab suggested in the DTC Bill the government proposes tax rate of
10 per cent for income between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh,
20 per cent for income between Rs 5 lakh -
Rs 10 lakh and 30 per cent for income over Rs 10 lakh.
Currently the Income Tax rate is 10 per cent on income above Rs 1.6 lakh and upto Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on income above Rs 5 lakh and upto Rs 8 lakh and 30 per cent on income above Rs 8 lakh.
The first draft of the DTC bill had suggested
10 per cent tax on income between Rs 1.60 lakh and Rs 10 lakh,
20 per cent on income between Rs 10 and Rs 25 lakh and
30 per cent beyond that.
The DTC Bill proposes to levy Corporate Tax at 30 per cent and there will be no cess and surcharge on it, sources said. The DTC Bill will be introduced in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament.
The Cabinet at its hour-long meeting chaired by the Prime Minister discussed at length various provisions of the DTC Bill, which will seek to bring about radical reforms and simplification in direct tax structure including the Income Tax rates and exemptions.
The overall thrust of the DTC Bill will be on bringing about simplification of direct tax system including personal Income Tax and Corporate Tax with “an in-built bias” in favour of moderation of tax rates, sources close to the preparation of draft legislation said.
Provisions of the DTC Bill stipulating the tax rates in direct tax front including Income tax and Corporate Tax will come into effect once it the legislation is approved by both houses of Parliament.
The government plans to implement various provisions of the DTC Bill with effect from April One 2011.
It is learnt that the government is likely to introduce the DTC Bill either tomorrow or next Monday in both houses of Parliament. After its introduction the draft DTC will be sent to Select Committee of both houses for scrutiny.
After examining the recommendations of the Select Committee the government will move the DTC Bill for approval of Parliament in the Winter Session.
Later, talking to newspersons, the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said, “The whole objective is that a plethora of exemptions will be limited. (Income) tax slabs will be three. Rate of taxes will be taken in the schedule so that they need not be changed every year,” he said. The Finance Ministry submitted the draft DTC Bill for consideration of the Cabinet after examining responses from various stake holders including trade, industry and corporate sector.
Source: Deccan Herald

Change in mode of dispatch in the case of PLI,RPLI Sanction Memo.

PLI Dte. No. 29-12/2010-LI dated 13.08.2010. The undersigned is directed to say that some cases have come to our notice in which fraudulent Sanction Memo was inserted in the bag of Head Post office and payments obtained. To control such type of frauds, it has been decided that Circle Office/Regional Office shall dispatch the Sanction Memo of PLI/RPLI by Service Insured Letter Post for Rs. 100/ duly sealed instead of Service Registered Post. Any Sanction Memo not received through Service Insured Letter Post shall not be entertained.
This may kindly be brought to the notice of all post offices and strict compliance of the aforesaid order may be ensured.
Sdxxx
(A.K. Poddar)
General Manager (PLI)

Imposing of statutory punishments for non –performance of OT Duty.

D.G. Posts No. 6/1/2010-SR dated 24th August, 2010.

I am directed to refer to the Department's letters No.2-4/2005-SR (I) dated 16.06.2006 and No.2-6/2009-SR dated 26.10.2009 on the above mentioned subject.
2. In a periodical meeting of Secretary (Posts) with Federation of National Organizations & its affiliated associations held on 04.01.2006, an agenda item "Imposing of statutory punishments for non-performance of OT Duty" was discussed. The Staff Side contended that one hand, payment of Over Time Allowance to the official was being delayed badly and on the other hand, the officials who expressed their inability to perform over time were being imposed statutory punishments. As per decision taken in the said meeting, all the concerned were instructed that imposing of statutory punishment for non-performing of over time duty should be restored to in rare and exceptional circumstances.
3. Complaints are still being received from the staff side alleging imposition of statutory punishment for non-performance of over time. This issue has also been included as one of the agenda items to be discussed in meeting of Departmental Council (JCM) fixed for 27.8.2010, of which Secretary (Posts) is Chairperson. It has, therefore, become imperative to reiterate the instructions issued by the Department vide letter No. 2-4/2005-SR (I) dated 16.06.2009 for compliance in letter and sprit.
4. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

Sdxxx
(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Permitted to Withdraw Cash Five Times in a Month Free of Charge from other Banks’ ATMs

Customers of a Bank Allowed to Withdraw Cash Five Times in a Month Free of Charge from other Banks’ ATMs Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has reported that banks have been permitted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow free cash withdrawal at their ATMs by customers from other banks upto five times in a month free of charge. Banks are generally complying with the guidelines issued by RBI in this regards from time to time.
No incident regarding non-conforming of RBI’s directions had come to the notice of the Government.
This information was provided by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in reply to an Unstarred Question in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB

Friday, August 20, 2010

Anomaly Committee sixth Pay Commission

The tenure of National Anomaly Committee, set up to look into anomalies arising out of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, has been extended up to 31st March, 2011. The National Anomaly Committee is not expected to submit any report. Anomalies are resolved through the process of constructive dialogue and discussion with the representatives of the Staff Side.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha

Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of package rates applicable under Central Government Health Scheme

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has published the Latest and Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of package rates applicable under Central Government Health Scheme for Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangaluru cities.
The complete details of Treatment Procedure and Rates with deseases.
Office Memorandum Revising Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS DELHI w.e.f. 1st September 2010
List of Revised Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS DELHI w.e.f. 1st September 2010
Office Memorandum Revising Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS KOLKATA w.e.f. 1st September 2010
List of Revised Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS KOLKATA w.e.f. 1st September 2010
Office Memorandum Revising Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS CHENNAI w.e.f. 1st September 2010
List of Revised Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS CHENNAI w.e.f. 1st September 2010
Office Memorandum Revising Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS BENGALURU w.e.f. 1st September 2010
List of Revised Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS BENGALURU w.e.f. 1st September 2010
Office Memorandum Revising Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS HYDERABAD w.e.f. 1st September 2010
List of Revised Rates for Empanelled Hospitals Under CGHS HYDERABAD w.e.f. 1st September 2010
Draft for MOA between Empanelled Hospitals and CGHS
Draft for MOA between Empanelled Diagnostic Laboratories / Imagaing Centres and CGHS
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

BANKING ON INDIA POST

India's search for viable methods of creating a financially inclusive economy has a ubiquitous, albeit underutilised, ally — India Post. The world's largest postal network has over 1.55 lakh post offices, 89.76 per cent of which are in rural areas. On an average, a post office serves 7,175 people and covers an area of 21.21 sq. km, giving it a natural advantage to take financial services closer to the unbanked. A recent expert committee report makes a strong case for harnessing the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) for achieving financial inclusion, as the reach of post offices is twice as extensive as that of all commercial banks put together. The time-tested credibility of POSBs, started in 1882, and the wide customer base of 206 million savings accounts, which held Rs. 56,369.77 crore as on March 31, 2009, make out a strong case for full-fledged banking operations for India Post. Against this backdrop, the XI Five Year Plan's proposal to set up a Post Bank of India merits serious consideration. Key policy changes are in order, however. India Post now carries out its banking and insurance operations as an agency function of the Ministry of Finance. This raises issues relating to operational autonomy. To overcome this limitation, the expert committee's suggestion that India Post should engage with the Finance Ministry to “re-examine and expand its presently limited agency function” is an important starting point. The possible start of full-fledged banking operations, including lending, will also necessitate post office banks to be governed by the country's banking laws. For now, however, India Post is striving to be in sync with the times. Its recent step to facilitate remittances by NRIs is one indicator. Such efforts need to be taken further to make financial inclusion meaningful. As the expert committee points out, the advantage of India Post taking to banking operations is that it can bring a multiplicity of stakeholders on a common platform, for instance, central and State governments, microfinance institutions and technology providers, and serve the financially excluded. The tying up of user-accounts for rural job schemes is a welcome start, and can be expanded to include cash transfer schemes that benefit the poor. The committee's suggestion that post offices open low-cost accounts and provide micro-loans strengthens the case for post offices doubling as banks. The most important determinant of how well India Post rises to its potential to emerge as a lead player in financial inclusion, however, will be the quality of services it renders to its customers.
- The Hindu, 17th August 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Now Government Employees can enroll distance learning Courses of IGNOU and avail fee reimbursement on successful completion

Dear Comrades, Department of Personnel and Training and Indira Gandhi National Open University have come together and signed a MoU for offering Distance & E- Learning Programmes to Government employees. The Government employees can now enrol for a wide spectrum of Distance & E-Learning Programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing the Programmes. Interested officials may have the information about the Programme and courses by clicking the following link.
CLICK HERE  -  for the details of the Programme
CLICK HERE  for  the courses offered by the IGNOU under this Programme.

ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF POSTAL ACCOUNTS

All India Conferecne of All India Postal Accounts Employees Association was held at New Delhi from 14th August to 17th August 2010. The AIC unanimously elected a list of office bearers headed by Com. S.Santhosh Kumar (Tamilnadu) as CHQ President, Com. T.Sathyanaryana ( Andhra Pradesh )  as General Secretary, and Com Kuldeep Singh Rana ( Sunder Nagar) as CHQ Treasurer. CHQ RIV CONGRATULATES ALL NEWLY ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS.

EXPEDITING THE PROCESS OF RECRUITMENT BY DIRECTORATE.SUBSEQUENT INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT

60-9/2010-SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
(Department of Posts)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001

Dated 29th July, 2010

To
1. All Chief Post Masters General
2. All Post Masters General
3. CGM, PLI
Subject: Filling up of the vacancies of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant pertaining to the years 2009 and 2010 by direct recruitment.
Sir/Madam,
The existing Recruitment Rules of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant provide for filling up 50% of the vacancies by Direct recruitment. The remaining 50% of the vacancies are required to be filled up by promotion through a Limited Departmental Competitive Examinaiton and the unfilled vacancies are to be offered to the Gramin Dak Sevaks, possessing minimum educational qualification of 10+2 pass the Recruitment Rules further provide that only those Gramin Dak Sevaks will be eligible for being considered who secure marks not below the marks secured by the last direct recruit of the relevant category selected viz. Other Communities/SC/ST or OBCS of the same year. If the vacancies still remain unfilled those are required to be filled up by subsequent Direct Recruitment from amongst other open market candidates.

2. While there was no restriction in filling up the posts by promotion through Departmental Examination, the Circles on clearance of direct recruitment vacancies of the years 2006,2007 and 2008 under the Optimisation Scheme were directed vide this Department’s Letter No. 60-16/2009-SPB-I, dated 31st August, 2009 to ensure that the direct recruitment process is finalized and results declared by 31st December 2009. Consequent upon completion of the said direct recruitment process the Circles had the information about the marks secured by the last direct recruit of the relevant category selected. It would have facilitated the Circles to take action to fill up such vacancies, which remained unfilled after holding the Limited. Departmental Competitive Examination, by Gramin Dak Sevaks. If the vacancies have still remained vacant after considering the GDS such vacancies are to be added to the direct recruitment vacancies of the years 2009 and 2010 and filled up as advised vide this Departments letter of even number dated 22nd July, 2010.

3. If any Circle is still in the process of filling up the unfilled vacancies of the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 by GDS, they may report the present status to the Directorate by FAX and simultaneously expedite the action. Such Circles while advertising/circulating (by 20th August, 2010) the number of vacancies of the years 2009 and 2010 to be filled up by direct recruitment should clearly indicate that the number of vacancies is likely to increase. The Circles without fail should complete the process of filling up the unfilled vacancies by GDS latest by 23rd October, 2010 so that the number of vacancies which might still remain unfilled may be taken into account while Short-listing the candidates to be called for written examination and computer test to be held for direct recruitment.

4. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(V. C. Kajla)
Director (SPN)Tel No. 23096092

CLARIFICATION ON DRAWAL OF INCREMENT & PAY FIXATION

The Directorate has clarified with regard to fixation of Pay on promotion after 01.01.2006 and irregular objection being raised by the ICIR in the date of increment and ordering recoveries.These items were placed in the JCM Departmental Council by our Union under items 121 & 122. For discussion in the meeting scheduled to be held on 27.8.2010.The full text of the clarification dt. 06.08.2010 is furnished hereunder.
No. 4-4/2008-PCC (Corr.)
Government of IndiaMinistry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Pay Commission Cell

Dated – 06.08.2010
     
To
All Heads of Circle

Subject: - Meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) in the Department of Posts Clarification on the issue raised by Staff Side as agenda items.
Staff Side raised the issued regarding fixation of pay on promotion after 1.1.2006 and irregular objections being raised by the ICIR in the date of increment and ordering recoveries as agenda items No. 121/135 & 122/135 during the meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) in the Departments of Posts.
2. The items were discussed and undersigned is directed to clarify the issues as under:
Issues
1. Item No. 121/135: Clarification in respect of fixation of Pay on promotion after 1.1.2006: - Despite crystal clear orders in the R. P. Rules 2008 under Rule 13 (i) that if the pay in the pay band after adding the increment is less than the minimum of the higher pay band to which promotion is taking place, pay in the pay band stepped to such minimum, this has not been implemented in many circles in respect of promote in Postal Assistant cadre and also in the case of HSG-I promotions. Similarly under Rule 7 1(A) (ii) while detailing the fixation of initial pay in the revised structure, it was stated that if the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale is more than the amount arrived at per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale. The initial fixation has not been granted in many places with wrong notion that the initial pay is pertaining only to the direct recruitments and not for others. Suitable clarificatory orders may please be issued to rectify the mistakes in the pay fixation.

2. Item No. 122/135: - Irregular objections raised by ICIR in the Date of increment and ordering recoveries: - The ICIR party in many places had raised an objection about the grant of increment on 01.07.2006 stating that one did not completed the qualifying service of six months in between 01.01.2006 to 30.06.2006 he is not entitled for increment on 01.07.2006 even through he had completed six months service from the date of last increment he draws in 2005 and revised his date of next increment to 01.07.2007. This is highly irregular.Accordingly to RP Rules 10, one period of six months should be taken from the date of his last increment to 30.06.2006 and not for the six monthly period from Jan 06 to June 06. Suitable clarifications set aside the irregular objections being by the ICIR party.Clarifications1. Attention is drawn to Rule 13(i) and Rule 7(A) (II) of CCS (RP) rules, 2008 for fixation of pay.2. As per Para 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 208, there will be a uniform date of annual increment viz: 01st July of every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 01st July will be eligible to be granted the increment Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th September 2008 clarified that all Government servants who earned their last increment between 02.01.2005 and 01.01.2006 would get their next increment on 01.07.2006. (Copy of MOF, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th Jul 2008 is enclosed)
Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Monday, August 16, 2010

No change in retirement age: Government Clarifies

The Cabinet Secretary K. M. Chandrasekhar today informed that there is no plan to revise the retirement age for Central Government employees. After the sixth pay commission implementation, employees were hoping for the rise in pension age, as doing so can reduce the burden of the additional payment to some extent. However the government decided other stopping all the rumours associated. Shri. K. M. Chandrasekhar clarified that the government has no intentions in changing the retirement age and the current system will be followed. “I tried to find out. But there is no file in (Department of) Expenditure, no file in DOPT (Department of Personnel and Training). There is nothing. It is more of a wishful thinking,” he said in an interview. At present the retirement age for the Central Government employees is 60. He also added that there is no plan to unify the retirement age of the state government staff across the states. “The states will decide their own retirement age,” he said. All states have their own retirement age - starting from 55 years (Kerala) to 60 years (Uttar Pradesh, Assam etc). The Madhya Pradesh government teachers retire at the age of 62 years. Source: Economic Times
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

No.PF-JCA-12/2010 Dated: 17th August , 2010

To
The Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001
NOTICE

Sir/Madam,
In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks will observe one day General strike on 07.09.2010. The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.


M.KRISHNAN
SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE

K.V.SRIDHARAN                                                   ISHWAR SINGH DABAS
GENERAL SECRETARY P3[NFPE]                   GENERAL SECRETARY P4 [NFPE]

GIRI RAJ SINGH                                                     P.SURESH
GENERAL SECRETARY R3 [NFPE]                  GENERAL SECRETARY R4 [NFPE]

PRANAB BHATTACHARJEE                                       P.RAJANAYAGAM
GENERAL SECRETARY ADMN [NFPE]         GENERAL SECRETARY AIPAEA [NFPE]

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
GENERAL SECRETARY AIPEDEU

Charter of Demands

1. Price rise of essential commodities to be contained through appropriate corrective and distributive measures like universal Public Distribution System and containing speculation in commodity market.

2. Concrete proactive measures to be taken for linkage of employment protection in the recession stricken sectors with the stimulate package being offered to the concerned entrepreneurs and for augmenting public investment in infrastructure.

3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.

4. Steps to be taken for removal of all restrictive provisions based on poverty line in respect of eligibility of converge of the schemes under the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act 2008 and creation of National Fund for the Unorganized Sector to provide for a National Floor Level Social Security to all unorganized Sector workers including the contract/casual workers in line with the recommendation of National Commission on Enterprises in Unorganized Sector and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour.

5. Disinvestment of shares of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is not resorted to for meeting budgetary deficit and instead their growing reserve and surplus is used for expansion and modernization purpose and also for revival of sick Public Sector Undertakings.

6. Fill up all vacant posts and lift the ban on recruitment and creation of justified posts.

7. Stop outsourcing/contractorisation of Governmental functions

8. Regularise all Gramin Dak Sevaks daily rated workers/employees. Remove the ceiling on compassionate appointments; end the discrimination in the bonus ceiling of GDS employees.

9. withdraw PFRDA bill and extend the statutory defined benefit pension scheme to all Government employees

10. Guarantee right to strike as a fundamental right of employees.

TOUR PROGRAMME OF NFPE/CHQ OFFICE BEARERS FOR ONE DAY GENERAL STRIKE ON 07.09.2010

30.08.2010 A.P. Circle
NFPE : Com.S. Raghupathy,ASG,NFPE
P-3 : Com. R. Sivannaryana, AGS
P-4 : Com. S.K. Humayun, President
R-3 : Com. M.Kannaiyan,AGS
R-4 : Com. B. Narsimulu,Vice President
Admn. : Com.K.Ramchandram, OGS
Accounts : Com.S.Santhosh Kumar, DGS
GDS Com.P.Panduranga Rao
30.08.2010 Assam Circle
P-3 : Com. Somnath Mukherjee , DGS
P-4 : Com. Moyinool Haqu, OGS
R-3 : Com S. K. Bardhan, AGS
R-4 : Com. P. Suresh, GS
Admn. : Com. B.C. Decca, OGS
Accounts : Com. P.K. Das Gupta, AGS
GDS Com. Dhiraj Kumar Karup, Org.Gen.Secy
31.08.2010 Bihar Circle
P-3 : Com. U.K. Tiwari, OGS
P-4 : Com. I.S. Dabas, GS
R-3 : Com. Giri Raj Singh, GS
R-4 : Com. Rajesh Kapoor, AGS
Admn. : Com. Sohan Prasad, OGS
Accounts : Com. R.P. Singh , AGS
GDS Com. Subash Sahu, Vice President
30.08.2010 Chhattisgarh Circle
P-3 : Com. Mangesh Parab, AGS
P-4 : Com. B.R. Kumbhkar, VP
R-3 : Com. Anuj Kumar,
R-4 : Com. N.R. Malviya , VP
Admn. Com.M.Z.Khan, Vice President
Accounts : Com. G.S. Pawade, VP
GDS Com. Narain Chaudhary, AGS
05 .09.2010 Delhi Circle
All General Secretaries by canvassing Circle level meeting of all unions.
30.08.2010 Gujarat Circle
NFPE : Com. K. Ragavendran, WP-P-3 &Ex. SG
P-3 : Com. K.V. Sridharan, GS
P-3 : Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary
P-4 : Com. S. T. Tarraia, OGS
R-3 : Com. K. P. Singh, Asst. Gen. Secy
R-4 : Com. M.P.Barot, AGS
Admn. : Com. S.C.John. AGS
Accounts : Com. Ram Swaroop Gujar, Org. Secy.
GDS Com. B. M. Jadeja, Vice President
30.08.2010 Haryana Circle
P-4 Com. Mahabir Singh, Financial Secretar
R-3 Com. Jagdish Prasad, Financial Secretary
R-4 Com. Tirath Prakash, AGS
Admn. Com. Mayaram, Financial Secretary
Accounts Com. D.S.Chauhan, AGS
GDS Com. Lakhinder Pal Singh, Astt. Fin. Secy
03.09.2010 Himachal Pradesh
NFPE Com. Raj Kumar, Financial Secretary
P3 Com. H. P. Diwakar, Asst. Fin. Secretary
P4 Com. I. S. Dabas, General Secretary
R3 Com. Jagdish Prasad, Financial Secretary
R4 Com. K.K.Sharma, Financial Secretary
Admn. Com. Ehag Singh, Org.Secretary
Accts. Com. Jasbir Singh, AGS
GDS Com. Datta Ram, AGS
04.09.2010 Jammu & Kashmir
P-4 Com. Amarjeet Lekhi
R-3 Com. Jagdish Prasad, Financial Secretary
Accounts Com. K. S. Rana, Financial Secretary
GDS Com. Datta Ram, AGS
02.04.2010 Jharkhand
P3 Com. U. K. Tiwari, Org. General Secretary
P4 Com. D. B. Mohanti, Org. General Secretary
R3 Com. R.N. Dhal, Asst. General Secretary
R4 Com. Kamal, Asst. General Secretary
Admn. Com. P. Bhattacharjee, General Secretary
GDS Com. Madan Mohan Suri, CirclePresident
31.08.2010 Karnataka
NFPE Com. C. Chandrasekhar, Asst. Secy. Gen.
P3 Com. C. P.Shobana, Vice President, CHQ
P4 Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Vice President
R3 Com. P. V.Rajendran, Asst Gen. Secretary
R4 Com. K. Lakshmipati, Asst. Gen. Secretary
Admn. Com. M.Jagdeesh, Asst. General Secretary
Accts. Com. S. Santosh Kumar, Dy. Gen.Secretary
GDS Com. S.S.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary
02.09.2010 Kerala
NFPE/P3 Com. M. Krishnan, Secy.Gen./Presient P3
P4 Com. T.M. Peer Mohammed
R3 Com. P. Kamleshan, Vice President
R4 Com. P. Sugesh, Asst. General Secretary
Accts. Com. D.K.Shivanna, Vice President
GDS Com. K. Murugan, Working President
02.09.10 Madhya Pradesh
P3 Com. S. K. Nema, Org. General Secretary
P4 Com. B. R. Kumbhkar, Vice President
R3 Com. C.S. Shanbag, Asst.Gen. Secretary
R4 Com. N. R. Malviya, Vice President
Admn. Com. K.Ramachandran
Accts. Com. G.S.Pawads, Vice Presidents
GDS Com.Mahinder Pratap, Vice President
03.09.10 Maharashtra
NFPE Com. D.K.Rahate President
P3 Com. K.B.Barot, Working President
P4 Com. R. Seethalaksmi, AGS
R3 Com. D.K. Rahate, President
R4 Com. J. A. Ghodke, President
Admn, Com. M.Jagdeesh, AGS, CHQ
Accts. Com. R.S.Bahel, Working President
GDS Com. D.N.Giri, President
02.09.2010 North East
P3 Com. Somenath Mukherjee, Dy. G/S
P4 Com. B.B.Chhatri, Org.Secretary
R3 Com. S.K.Bardhan, Asst.Geneal Secreary
Admn. Com. B. C. Deka, Org. Secretary
GDS Com. Dhiraj Kumar Karia, Org. Gen. Secy
04.09.2010 Orissa
P3 Com. R. C.Mishra, Vice President
P4 Com. D.B. Mohanty, Org. Secretary
R3 Com. Maya Sahae, Asst. Gen. Secy.
R4 Com. Sanjay Chakraborty, Astt.G/S
Admn. Com. Sasanak Samant, Org.Secretary
Accts. Com. A.P. Sasthry, President
GDS Com. NIrmal Singh,
04.09.2010 Punjab
NFPE Com. Raj Kumar, Financial Secretary
P3 Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary
P4 Com. I. S. Dabas, General Secretary
 R3 Com. Surinder Pal, Circle Secretary
R4 Com. K.K.Sharma, Financial Secretary
Admn. Com. Bhag Singh, AGS
Accts. Com. K. S.Rana, Financial Secretary
GDS Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh, Asst.Fin.Secy.
03.09.2010 Rajasthan
NFPE Com. R.N. Parashar, Asst. Secy. General
P3 Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary
P4 Com. Mahabir Singh, Financial Secretary
R3 Com. K. P. Singh, Asst. General Secretary
R4 Com. Laxmikanth Sharma, AGS
Admn. Com. U. S.Chakraborty, Org. Secretary
Accts. Com. D.S.Chauhan, AGS
GDS Com. Rajinder Diwakar, Financial Secretary
02.09.2010 Tamilnadu
NFPE Com. S. Raghupathy, Asst. Gen. Secretary
P3 Com. R. Sivannarayana, Asst.Gen. Secy
P4 Com. S. Jothimani, Asst. Gen.l Secretary
R3 Com. K. L.Rao, Asst. General Secretary
R4 Com. K. Rajendran, VicePresident
Admn. Com. R.Aravindhan, Asst. Gen. Secretary
GDS Com. Rajangam, Working President
02.09.2010 Uttar Pradesh
NFPE Com. R. N. Parashar, Asst. Secy General
P3 Com. Subash Mishra, Asst. Gen. Secretary
P4 Com. Vikram Shah, Asst. Gen. Secretary
R3 Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary
R4 Com. Rajesh Kapoor, Asst. Gen. Secretary
Admn. Com. M. Z. Khan, Vice President
Accts. Com. R. P. Singh, Asst. Secretary General
GDS Com. Promod Kumar Singh, OGS.
30.08.2010 Uttarakhand
NFPE Com. R. N. Parashar, Astt. Secy. General
P3 Com. Subash Mishra, Astt. Gen. Secretary
P4 Com. Vikram Shah, Asst. Gen. Secy.
R3 Com. R. K. Gupta, Asst. General Secretary
Admn. Com. Sohan Prasad, Org.Secretary
GDS Com. Datta Ram, Asst. General Secretary
02.09.2010 West Bengal
P3 Com. K.Ragavendran, Working President
P4 Com. Suborto Banerjee, Dy. General Secy.
R3 Com. G. Talukdar, Asst. General Secretary
R4 Com. Sanjay Chakraborty, Asst.Gen.Secy.
Admn. Com. Dyutiman Mukherjee, Vice President
Accts. Com. NandKishore Das, Org.Secretary
GDS Com. Vijay Gopal Sur, Astt.Gen. Secy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Reservation in promotion - Treatment of SC /ST candidates promoted on their own merit.

2010 Reservation in Promotion - Treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit

Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training Memo No No.3601214512005-Estt. (Res.)
dated the 10th August 2010.
Subject: Reservation in promotion - Treatment of SCIST candidates promoted on their own merit.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department'sO.M.No.36028/17/2001-Est(Res) dated l1th July 2002 which clarifiedthat SCI ST candidates appointed by promotion on their own merit and not owing to reservation or relaxation of qualifications will be adjusted against un-reserved points of the reservation roster and not against reserved points.It was subsequently clarified by this Department's O.M. No.3602811712001-Estt. (Res.) dated 31.1.2005 that the above referred O.M. took effect from 11.7.2002 and that concept of own merit did not apply to the promotions made by non-selection method.
2. Central Administration Tribunal, Madras Bench in O.A. No.900/2005 [S. Kalugasalamoorthy vls. Union of India & Others] has set aside the O.M. No.36028/17/2001-Estt. (Kes.) dated 31.1.2005 and held that when a person is selected on the basis of his own seniority. the scope of considering and counting him against quota reserved for SCs does not arise. The High Court of judicature at Madras in the matter of UOI vls. S. Kalugasalamoorthy [ WP No.15926/2007 ] has upheld the decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal.
3. The matter has been examined in the light of the above referred judgments and it has been decided to withdraw O.M. No. 36028/17/2001- Estt. (Res.) dated 31.1.2005 referred to above. It is clarified that SCIST candidates appointed by promotion on their own merit and seniority and not owing to reservation or relaxation of qualifications will be adjusted against unreserved points of reservation roster. irresnective of the fact whether the promotion is made by selection method or non-selection method.  These orders will take effect from 2.7.1997. the date on which post based
reservation was introduced.
4. These instructions may be brought lo the notice of all concerned
(K.G. Verma )
Director
Tele: 230921 58.
For Orginal order CLICK HERE

FEDERATION CIRCULAR

Circular No. 1/2010-13 Dated – 13.08.2010

To, All General Secretaries/Circle Secretaries/Divisional Secretaries and Central Unions/Office Bearers
Dear Comrade,
The first Federal Secretariat meeting after the 8th Federal Council of NFPE is held on 12.08.2010 at NFPE office New Delhi under the Presidentship of Com. K. K. Sharma, (R-4), Vice President, NFPE. The following were present Coms: D. S. Chauhan (AIPAEA) Vice President, M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, R. N. Parashar, Asst. Secretary General, Ishwar Singh Dabas, Dy. Secretary General/General Secretary P4, Raj Kumar, Financial Secretary, K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P3, Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3, P. Suresh, General Secretary, R4, Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, Admn. P. Rajanayagam, General Secretary, AIPAEA.
Com. S. S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, AIPEDEU, Com. C. C. Pillai, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE attended the meeting as a Special invitee. The meeting took the following decision.
1. 2010 September 7th One day All India General Strike
The meeting fully endorsed the decision of the confederation of Central Government Employees and workers to join the All India General Strike on 07.09.2010, as per the call given by Nine Central Trade Unions, Central and State Government Employees Federation & Teachers federations, Bank, LIC, BSNL and other public Sector employees. In addition to the first five demands which are common to all working class, another five demands of the Central and state Government Employees are also added to the Strike charter.
The following are the strike charter of demands: -
Charter of Demands
1. Price rise of essential commodities to be contained through appropriate corrective and distributive measures like universal Public Distribution System and containing speculation in commodity market.
2. Concrete proactive measures to be taken for linkage of employment protection in the recession stricken sectors with the stimulus package being offered to the concerned entrepreneurs and for augmenting public investment in infrastructure.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4. Steps to be taken for removal of all restrictive provisions based on poverty line in respect of eligibility of coverage of the schemes under the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act 2008 and creation of National Fund for the Unorganized Sector to provide for a National Floor Level Social Security to all unorganized Sector workers including the contract/casual workers in line with the recommendation of National Commission on Enterprises in Unorganized Sector and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour.
5. Disinvestment of shares of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is not resorted to for meeting budgetary deficit and instead their growing reserve and surplus is used for expansion and modernization purpose and also for revival of sick Public Sector Undertakings.
6. Fill up all vacant posts, lift the ban on recruitment and create justified new posts.
7. Stop outsourcing/contractorisation of Governmental functions
8. Regularise all Gramin Dak Sevaks, daily rated workers/employees, remove the ceiling on compassionate appointments; end the discrimination in the bonus ceiling of GDS employees.
9. Withdraw PFRDA bill and extend the statutory defined benefit pension scheme to all Government employees
10. Guarantee right to strike as a fundamental right of employees.
The meeting unanimously decided to make the strike a grand success. Campaign programme of the All India Leaders are enclosed herewith. All Circle Secretaries of each Circle Should consult each other and jointly make arrangements for the conduct of the meetings which will be attended by the All India Leaders/office bearers. Copy of the strike notice signed by Secretary General , General Secretaries of all affiliated unions and GDS Union is enclosed herewith Meeting decided that all general Secretaries shall also issue separate Circulars to their Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries emphasizing the need to make the strike a total success. Intensive campaign like general body meetings, conventions, office-to-office squad work, issuing of bulletins and pamphlets etc is to be conducted.
2. National Executive of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers held at New Delhi on 11.08.2010, has chalked out the following campaign programmes for making the strike a grand success in the Central Government Employees Sector.
(i) To organize joint conventions at all state capitals and other important places under the auspices of the State Units of the Confederation, All India State Government employees Federation (AISGEF) and All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF).
(ii) Confederation will serve strike notice on 13.08.2010. All affiliates and their units shall serve the strike notices on their respective Heads of Department/Office by 20th inst.
(iii) Confederation CHQ will prepare campaign material in the form of brief note on each of the demands in the charter and place the same on its website. www.confederationhq.blogspot.com (All are requested to download it and translate it into their local language and use it effectively as a campaign material)
(iv) Demonstrations will be organised at all state capitals and other regional centers jointly by all participating affiliates on 6th September 2010.
As NFPE is the major constituent of Confederation it is our responsibility to take the lead in organizing the campaign programmes by extending our fullest cooperation to the state/district units of Confederation. We should also ensure that the strike is total in the Postal and RMS offices in all circles and throughout the country. Please take it seriously and start campaigning now itself.
3. Review of the deferred Indefinite strike from 13th July
The Federal Secretariat after detailed deliberations came to the following conclusions;
(a) In many circles the compaining for the strike was not conducted in an effective manner. This should be examined self-critically by all concerned and remedial measures shall be taken to avoid recurrence of such lapses in future.
(b) The strike settlement is satisfactory. The Federal Secretariat appreciated the positive approach shown by the Secretary, Department of Posts, in settling some of the major issues in the Charter of Demands.
(c) The progress made in respect of the assurances given by the Secretary (Posts) is satisfactory and Federal Secretariat authorised the Leadership to ensure time bound follow up action. Department has already initiated action for filling up of Posts, convening JCM Departmental Council, Constituing the cadre restructuring committee, getting clearance from Ministry of Finance for the Annuity Pension Scheme of Gramin Dak Sevaks etc etc.
4. JCM Departmental Council Meeting:
The Department has notified that the JCM Departmental Council Meeting will be held on 27.08.2010. the items (total 116 items) notified for discussion are available in the NFPE Website (www.nfpe.blogspot.com). Ten representatives from NFPE and four from FNPO is the composition of the staff side in the JCM Departmental Council.
The Federal Secretariat decided to collect information from all Circles Secretaries whether the JCM (Regional Councils) has been constituted in their Circle, if not the reason thereof and raise the issue in the JCM Departmental Council and request the Secretary, Departmental of Posts to take action for ensuring regular holding of the JCM Regional Council Meetings also in all Circles. If the non-constitution of the JCM (RC) is due to any dispute among the affiliates of NFPE, then the Federal Secretariat authorised the Secretary General to convene a meeting of all Circle Secretaries of that Circle and resolve the issue amicably.
5. Cadre Restructuring
The department has issued orders constituting the cadre restructuring committee under the chairmanship of DDG Establishment. Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P3 and Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 are nominated as the representatives of NFPE in the cadre restructuring Committee. The Federal Secretariat authorised the NFPE representatives to demands the cadre restructuring of all cadres including PA/SA/PA (CO)/PA (SBCO), Postmen, Mailguard and Multi Skilled Group – C etc in the first meeting of the Committee and thereafter take further action.
6. Mail Net Work optimization programme
The Federal Secretariat reviewed the view points presented by Secretary Department of Posts in the meeting with the staff side on 15.07.2010 regarding Mail Network optimisation programme and after detailed deliberations it is decided that we need not oppose the Scheme subject to the condition that there should not be any privatization, outsourcing and closure of RMS offices and violation of the agreements already reached with the staff side. Any excesses as in the case of project Arrow will be opposed when the scheme is put into practice. Our apprehension regarding the Mckinsey has been conveyed to the Department during the 15th July meeting. The assurance of the Secretary Posts, that while implementing the Scheme frequent consultation with the staff side will be made at all levels and they will be taken into confidence is to be implemented in letter and spirit by the Department.
7. Decisions of the 8th Federal Councis of NFPE and follow up action.
The Federal Secretariat took the following decisions for strengthening the organizational functioning and unity.
(a) In all Circles Postal Coordinating Committees are to be formed in a phased manner.
(b) State Level Trade Union Camps should be organised in all Circles
(c) NFPE Unions should take the lead for forming state committees of confederation of Central Government Employees and workers and shall strive hard to strengthen the unity and organizational work among the affiliates of confederation.
(d) State/District level women convention (NFPE) are to be convened for creating awareness among women employees for active participation in Trade Union activities.
(e) Postal Casual labourers Union should be formed in all circles in a phased manner and holding of All India Convention will be decided in the next Federal Executive meeting.
(f) Decided to conduct an All India study Camp of under the banner of NFPE before December 2010. The All India office bearers of NFPE and affiliated unions, Circle Secretaries of each affiliates and some active workers shall participate in the All India Study camp. Venue, dates etc will be decided later.
8. Foreign Delegation by India Post to Royal Mail London
Department has informed that a foreign delegation to Royal Mail, London will arranged in September 2010. There will be five representatives from NFPE (SG, GS P3, GS P4, GS R-3, GS-R-4) in the delegation.
9. Postal Crusader
Federal Secretariat decided to explore the possibility of accepting advertisements from P&T cooperative Societies etc for publication in Postal Crusader.
10. Financial Review
It is decided to request all affiliates to ensure remittance of full quota to Federation and take necessary follow up action in this regard.
11. All India Conference of All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) will be held at New Delhi from 14th to 17th August 2010.
12. All India Conference of All India Postal Employees Union Group ‘C’ will be held at Pune from 8th to 10th January 2011.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR

The National Executive of the Confederation met today as scheduled; discussed the steps to be taken to ensure large participation of Central Government employees in the impending strike action of 7th September, 2010 organised by the joint platform of Central Trade Unions and Federations of employees and took the following decisions.

(1) To organise joint conventions at all State Capitals and other important places under the auspices of the State Units of Confederation, AISGEF and AIDEF. The tentative dates on which the conventions will take place at different places are indicated in the joint communication, copy of which is enclosed;
(2) The charter of demands on which the Strike will be organised is enclosed. (The suggestions made by the participants and accepted at the meeting arte incorporated)
(3) The Confederation will serve the strike notice on 12th inst. And all affiliates and their units are requested to serve the strike notices on their respective of Heads of Department/Office by 20th inst. (Copy of the strike notice will be placed at the Website on 13th.)
(4) The affiliates may add as an annexure described as Part II demands which are department specific and which are pending settlement for a long time.
(5) The State Committees and affiliates will chalk out campaign programme to cover the districts and other regions.
(6) The Confederation CHQ will prepare campaign material in the form of brief note on each of the demands in the charter and place the same on its website.
(7) Demonstrations will be organised at all State Capitals and other regional centres jointly by all participating affiliates on 6th September, 2010 and the members advised to participate in the joint rally organised on the same day by the Central Trade Unions.
(8) The Confederation and its affiliates will participate in the March to Parliament programmes organised by the Central Trade Unions after the strike in pursuance of the acceptance of the demands by the Government.
(9) Confederation will take independent initiative in organising campaign and action programmes in pursuance of the common issues of the Central Government employees after the strike action.
(10)The Confederation CHQ will ensure that the Dharna programme decided upon earlier to protest against the vindictive actions in the IA & AD Department is staged in those State Capitals, which could not be organised on 5th. The National leaders will go over to such State Capitals along with the National leaders of the All India audit and Accounts Association.
(11)The affiliates will make the subscription dues pertaining to the F.Y. 2009-10 immediately.
(12)The Nationals Council of the Confederation will be held at Mumbai in December, 2010.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.

Dated: 21.7.2010.
Dear Comrades,
7th September Nation wide General Strike.
As you are aware, the Central Trade Unions, except the BMS, jointly held a National Convention at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi on 15th July, 2010. The convention was also attended by the representative of all Federations and Associations of employees and workers. The leaders of AISGEF, AIDEF and Confederation of CGE and workers also participated in the Convention. The said convention unanimously adopted a declaration calling upon the workers and employees in the country to organize a One day General Strike on 7th September, 2010 to oppose primarily the neo-liberal economic policies of the Government of India and its impact on the working class. The copy of the declaration adopted is enclosed. The convention has decided to highlight five important issues that affects the livelihood of workers in particular and poor people of the country in general.
In the wake of the unprecedented unity of the working class of our country we have decided to ensure that every member of our organizations do take part in this historic strike on 7th September, 2010. In order to mobilize the Central and State Employees and Defence workers it is decided to hold conventions at all State capitals and other important workplaces jointly by the three organizations. The State Committee of the three organizations are requested to kindly interact and ensure that the joint convention is organized at their respective places on the dates indicated. It will be difficult to entertain any request for a change of date for it will jeopardize the schedule and affect adversely the conduct of conventions elsewhere.
It is also decided that along with the demands adopted by the National Convention of Central Trade Unions, five important issues of importance to all Government employees should be included in our Charter. The charter of demands in pursuance of which the strike would be organized is as under:- These issues may be popularized amongst the employees and may be explained at the State/District wise conventions. The State leaders of all the three organizations are also requested to organize such conventions at other important towns and cities in their respective States.
Charter of demands.
1. Price rise of essential commodities to be contained through appropriate corrective and distributive measures like universal PDS and containing speculation in commodity market.
2. Concrete proactive measures to be taken for linkage of employment protection in the recession stricken sectors with the stimulate package being offered to the concerned entrepreneurs and for augmenting public investment in infrastructure.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4. Steps to be taken for removal of all restrictive provisions based on poverty line in respect of eligibility of converge of the schemes under the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act 2008 and creation of National Fund for the Unorganized Sector to provide for a National Floor Level Social Security to all unorganized Sector workers including the contract/casual workers in line with the recommendation of National Commission on Enterprises in Unorganized Sector and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour.
5. Disinvestment of shares of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is not resorted to for meeting budgetary deficit and instead their growing reserve and surplus is used for expansion and modernization purpose and also for revival of sick Public Sector Undertakings.
6. Fill up all vacant posts and lift the ban on recruitment.
7. Stop outsourcing/contractorisation of Governmental functions
8. Regularise all daily rated workers/employees; remove the ceiling on compassionate appointments; end the discrimination in the bonus ceiling of GDS employees.
9. withdraw PFRDA bill and extend the statutory defined benefit pension scheme to all Government employees
10. Guarantee right to strike as a fundamental right of employees.
Sl. No. Name of the State/Capital National leaders of the three
Date of convention. organizations deployed to attend the convention.
Leaders who will attend the conventions
2. Tamilnadu. 3.8.2010.(concluded) Confdn. AISGEF AIDEF
3. A.P. 25.8.2010 Com.K.Raghavendran
4. Karnataka.26.8.2010 Com.Narasimhan
5. Maharashtra. 25.8.2010(tentative)Com.S.K.Vyas.
6. Vidharba. Nagpur.18.8.2010 Com.M..S.Raja
7 Gujarath 18.8.2010 Com.S.K.Vyas
8 Rajasthan. 19.8.2010 Com.S.K.Vyas
9/ Delhi. 12.8.2010 Com.K.K.N.
10. ` U.P. East. Allahabad. 23.8.2010 Com.S.K.Vyas
11 U.P.West. Lucknow. 24.8.2010 Com.S.K.Vyas
13. Bihar. 27.8.2010 Com.K.K.N
14. Assam. 22.8.2010 Com.M,S.Raja
15. Orissa. 27.8.2010 Com.K.P.Rajgopal
16 M.P. 22.8.2010 Com.Somayya
17. Chattisgarh. 17.8.2010 Com.M.S.Raja
18. Jharkhand 29.8.2010 Com.K.V.Sridharan
19. Uttarakhand 10.8.2010 Com.S.K.Vyas
20. Haryana.Punjab.19.8.2010 Com.Giriraj Singh

CADRE RESTRUCTURING – COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED

The Department has constituted a Committee for examination of cadre restructuring on 06.08.2010. The Committee will submit its report within three months. The copy of the order is furnished hereunder

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts (SR Section)
Dak Bhawan Parliament Street
New Delhi – 110001
No. 1/4/2010-SR Dated – 6th August, 2010

Subject: - Secretary (P)’s meeting with Postal Joint Council of Action on 12.07.2010 – Item No. 6 – Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, other than Accounts Cadres – Constitution of a Committee

This has reference to minutes of Secretary (P)’s meeting dated 12.07.2010 circulated vide No. 08/02/2010-SR dated 14.07.2010 on the above-mentioned subject.
2. As per decision taken in regard to item No. 6, dealing with cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, other than Accounts Cadres, a Committee comprising the following is constituted to examine the issue.
DDG (Estt) – Chairperson
Official Side
DDG (P)
Director (SPN)
Staff Side
Shri. K. V. Sridharan, GS, AIPEUG – ‘C’
Shri. Giri Raj Singh, GS, AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’
Shri. D. Kishan Rao, GS, NAPE Gr. ‘C’
Shri. D. Theagarajan, General Secretary of National Union of RMS & MMS Group ‘C’ will attend the meetings of the Committee as an observer.
3. The Committee will submit its report within 3 months of its formation.
Sd/-
(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Retailing of New Pension Scheme through Post Offices begins...

Disbursement Of Wages Through Post Offices Under NREGS expands Retailing of New Pension Scheme through Post Offices begins
A Bouquet of Mutual funds “Ujjawal Bhavishya” in Post Offices Launched
The Department of Posts (DoP) opens about eight lakh new “Mahatma Gandhi NREGS’ accounts every month across the country. Till 30th June 2010 has DoP opened 4.48 crore accounts under the scheme and disbursed an amount of Rs. 3,406 crores in the current financial year. More than 95,000 post offices are engaged in disbursement of wages under MGNREGS.
In a tie up with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority DoP has started retailing of New Pension Scheme (NPS) through post offices in the country. So far 5186 NPS accounts have been opened in Head Post Offices in 20 Postal Circles.
As a part of financial inclusion, the DoP in another tie up with UTI Mutual Fund has launched “Ujjawal Bhavishya”, a bouquet of mutual funds relating to Retirement Benefits Pension Fund, Mahila Unit Scheme and Children’s Carrer Balanced Funds in all post offices in the country. The scheme has the convenience of systematic investment plan. It will enable investors in small towns and cities to avail investment opportunities through post offices.
Source: PIB

Permission to avail of mileage points earned by Government servants on tickets purchased for official tour/visits

N0.11013/7/2008-Estt. (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block,New Delhi,
Dated the 9th August, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Permission to avail of mileage points earned by Government servants on tickets purchased for official tour/visits and acceptance of ‘Free Companion Ticket’ introduced from time to time by various Airlines, by Government servants.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No. 11013/7/2008-Estt. (A) dated 03.06.2008 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that references are being received regarding the free companion/spouse ticket offers in the case of domestic travel extended by the airlines on payment of full fare.
2. In this context, Department of Expenditure have clarified as follows : -
(a) In their OM F.No. 7(1)/E.Coord/2008 dated 01.10.2008 instructions have been issued regarding :-
(i) Buying the cheapest fare in Economy/Business Class travel, preferably by getting information through the internet. (ii) Using Corporate Coupons for EconomylBusiness Class travel through proper planning and coordination.
(b) Instructions for travel on Government account only by Air India were thereafter issued on 13.07.2009. Subsequently, vide OM dated 01.10.2009, all the Ministries/Departments were notified about the ackages/concessions offered by Air lndia for Government of India Officials. All the above instructions were intended to effect economy in the matter of expenditure on air travel by Government of India officials, while on tours.
(c) In regard to whether the free companion ticket offered by Air India while on domestic official tour can be availed of, it may be noted that free companion tickets are provided by the Air lines for domestic travel against full fare tickets only. Purchase of full fare tickets defeats the purpose of instructions issued.
3. It is, therefore, clarified that Government of India officials are not expected to purchase full fare Air tickets but instead avail of - (a) the coupon supersaver booklets being offered by Air lndia for Government of India officials as notified vide the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) OM dated 1st October, 2009; (b) Supersaver scheme for Business class; or (c) go in for the cheapest Air India fare. In the circumstances, free companion/spouse ticket offers in the case of domestic travel, which are made on payment of full fare, cannot be availed of.
4. Accordingly, all Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure compliance of the instructions by all Government servants in this regard.
(P.PRABHAKARAN)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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No need to consider revaluation of Answer papers of Departmental Examinations-Judgement pronounced by Supreme court

CLICK HERE to view full text of Directorate letter no No.A 34016/10/2010-DE dated 02-06-2010 on the above subject matter.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Calender of Departmental Examinations for the year 2010

  • Exam for LGOs for PA/SA cadres & PAs cadre in COs & ROs - 10th October 2010

  • LDCs  to Junior Accounts in PAO - 12th to 14th November 2010

  • Confirmation Exam for Dr. Jr Accounts in PAO- 10th to 12th December 2010

  • Inspector of Posts Exam 2010 -  Details of papers.      Subjects, time table Date of the Examinations will be intimated later                           

  • A.E. ( C & E ) Exam                    --------do------

  • J.E. (C & E ) Exam                      --------do------

  • PS Group 'B' Examination, 2010    ---------do-------

Saturday, August 7, 2010

ORDERS ISSUED FOR PAYMENT OF SALARY TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES OF KERALA BEFORE ONAM FESTIVAL

No3 (2)/TA/2010/256
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated.05.08.2010
MEMORANDUM
Subject: Disbursement of salary /wages to the Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2010 on account of ONAM festival.
In view of the "ONAM" festival the Government have decided that the salary of all Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2010 may be drawn and disbursed in the Central Government Offices (including Defence, Posts &Telecommunications) on 20th August, 2010.
2. The wages for August, 2010 of the individual employees of Central Government serving in the State of Kerala may also be disbursed in advance on 20th August, 2010.
3. The salary /wages so disbursed are to be treated as advance payment and will be subject to adjustment after the full months salary/wages of each employee is determined. The adjustment, if any, will be made without exception from the salary /wages as the case may be from the month of September, 2010.
4. The concerned Ministry/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of their offices located in the State of Kerala for necessary action immediately.
Sdxxx
(Vibha Pandey)
Jt. Controller General of Accounts

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Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession to Jammu & Kashmir

No.31011/2/2003-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated the 5thAugust, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession to Jammu & Kashmir.
After issue of DOPT O.M. No.31011/2/2003-estt.(A) dated 18/6/2010 regarding relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K, clarifications have been sought by Government servants/various Ministries/Departments from time to time. The doubts raised by various authorities have now been clarified by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) as under:-
Point raised Clarification
1 Whether entitled officers can travel by Private airlines to J&K ?
Yes. Travel by private airlines is available to all the categories of Government employees including those entitled in travel by Air.

2 Whether the restriction of LTC 80 fare of Air India will apply in these cases ?
LTC 80 fare would apply to all cases including those entitled to travel by air irrespective of their airlines.
5. This issues in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No.821838/SO-E.IV/2010 dated 3rd August, 2010.
s/d
(P.Prabhakaran)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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Friday, August 6, 2010

MACP to staff car drivers

The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), has, in pursuance of the decision of JCM held on 8/5/2010 Item No. 57.31, decided that the benefits of MACP Scheme may be extended to the regular Staff Car Drivers of Central Govt. Ministries/Departments/Offices. This facility has been extended as a fall back option, if they are unable to get promotion within the Percentage based system adopted at present. The Annexure I of MACP Scheme (Para 13) stands suitably modified. The effect of this OM is that the Staff Card Driver Scheme and the MACP Scheme shall run concurrently.
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