37th All India Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees union, Mailguards and Multi Tasking Staff Group’C’ was held from 25th to 27th May 2022 The following office –bearers were elected unanimously for the next session. President Com.. S.N.Jadhav MTS Mumbai Air Mail Sorting Division- ( Maharastra) Vice-President 1 Com.. B.Paranthaman MTS Chennai Sorting Division ( Tamilnadu) Vice-President 2 Com. R.N.Mahanty MG RMS BG Division Bharampur (Odisha) Vice-President 3 Com. B.J.Chouan MTS RMS W Vadadora (Gujarat) General Secretary Com.. K.Mukatar Ahmed MG RMS Z Division (Telangana) Assistant General 1 Com. Naveen Kumar MTS Delhi Sorting Division ( Delhi) Secretaries. 2 Com. R.S.Suresh Kumar MG RMS TV Division Trivandrum (Kerala) 3 Com Saket Behari Gupta MG RMS O Division Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) 4 Com. Laxminaryana MTS Benguluru Sorting Division (Karnataka) 5 Com. T.Kannaiah MG RMS TP Division Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh) 6 Com. Elumalai MTS Chennai APSO Division (Tamilnadu) 7 Com. Vittal Abinave MTS RMS B Division Pune ( Maharastra) 8 Com. Tarun Kumar Panja MTS RMS WB Division Howrah ( West Bengal) 9 Com. Abdul Khadeer SS MMS Hyderabad Division ( Telangana) Treasurer Com. Ramesh Chand MTS Airmail Sorting Division (Delhi) Federal Councillors 1 Com. Raju Chakraborty (Assam) 11. Com. G.N.Anantha Ramu ( Karnataka) 2 Com. LelaDhar Pandey (Chattisgarh 12. Com A.K.Singh (Delhi) 3 Com Ragavendra Paswan (Bihar) 13. Com P.Sathaiah (Telangana) 4 Com. Ravi Kumar (Punjab) 14. Com P.P..Radha Krishna (Kerala) 5 Com. Rohit Saini (Haryana) 15 .Com R.K.Mahanti (Maharastra) 6 Com. Ashik Ansari (Jharkhand) 7 Com Ravi Kumar (Tamilnadu) 8 Com.Rahut Chougad (Madhya Pradesh) 9 Com. Rahul Sharma (Rajasthan) 10 Com. G,S,Sastry (Telangana)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

India Post's gadgets to streamline NREGA payment

NEW DELHI: India Post will provide gadgets such as biometric fingerprint scanners , magnetic strip readers and thermal printers to its 1,30,000 rural offices to smoothen the process of verification and payment under the national rural employment guarantee scheme .
It has charted out an ambitious rural information technology (IT) plan that will make the wage disbursement under the scheme paperless, said an official with the department who asked not to be named. Although NREGA is administered by the ministry of rural development, payments under the UPA government's flagship job safety programme are routed through the postal network and bank branches. The postal department services more than half of the wage earners under the scheme in most states of the country.
The government has allocated Rs 40,100 crore for NREGA in 2010-11 . It is estimated that the rural development ministry will be able to utilise only about Rs 35,000 crore in the current year. A total of 179,43,189 families have been provided employment under the scheme till June 30 this year.
The devices offered to the post offices will have an in-built global positioning system (GPS) to determine the frequency of the postal staff's visits to the villages, which will ensure accountability on the part of the branch post masters. This will also help the department map its delivery territory.
The move will help the hugely popular scheme to check leakage of funds owing to fake attendance under the scheme.
In some states of North East, it was found that funds were transferred under the scheme to even doctors and engineers. In Uttar Pradesh alone the leakage is estimated at . 850 crore annually.
The department has invited participation of private players in this regard. The IT revamp, which will happen in phases, is expected to be completed in two years, said an official with the ministry of communications and information technology.
To ensure that the process is made hassle-free , the devices will have portable web cameras with enabling features such as bluetooth and wifi access for seamless transfer of data that may be required under the verification process for accounts.
Transactions under the scheme will happen only when the wage earner's biometric information is matched with data stored in the department's electronic database.
"Our devices will be compliant with standards issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India," said YP Rai, deputy director general (rural business) at India Post.
As network availability in most rural areas is inconsistent, the devices will have facility to function both online and offline. To address the problem of inadequate power supply, the devises will have an in-built battery with solar chargers.
30 Nov, 2010, 06.16AM IST, Souvik Sanyal,ET Bureau

Monday, November 29, 2010

FMC REVISED W.E.F 24.11.2010

File No. 10-7/2001-P.E.II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts (Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001Dated the 24-11-2010
Chief Postmaster General
Postmaster General
General Managers (Finance)
Director of Accounts Postal

Subject: - Revision of Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) to delivery staff and remuneration to other staff

I am directed to refer to Directorates letter of even number dated 4-9-2002 and 28.1.2003 on the above subject.
2. The Department has received a number of references from the staff Associations requesting for upward revision of fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) admissible to Postmen staff. A Committee of Senior Officers was constituted for looking into the issue and the report of the Committee has been examined carefully in consultation with integrated Finance wing and the Competent Authority has ordered enhancement of the Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) admissible to Postmen staff. The details are as under:
Sl. No. Item Existing Rate Revised Rate
(a)When One Postman performs Rs. 25 per day Rs.50 per dayduty of an absentee Postman by combination of duties
(b)When two Postmen perform duty Rs.14 per day Rs.24 per dayof an absentee Postman by sharing the beat
3. The competent Authority has also ordered fixation/revision of Holiday Monetary Compensation payable to Postmen Staff and other Departmental staff brought on duty on 2nd consecutive Holiday if three consecutive holidays occur as shown under:
Sl. No. Category of Departmental Employees Rate of Remuneration
1. Supervisor Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
2. Postal Assistant Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
3. Postmen/Sorting Postmen Rs.85 per holiday
4. Multi tasking staff Rs.60 per holiday for 4 hours

4. All other conditions for payment of Fixed Monetary compensation (FMC) issued vide OM No.10-23/87-PE.I dt. 21.12.93 and delivery of Unregistered letters on holidays issued under 9-25/92-CI dt. 10.9.92 will remain unchanged.
5. The Expenditure on account of revision has to be met from the allocated funds of the units under the prescribed Head of account.
6. These orders will take effect from the date of issue.
7. This issues in concurrence with the Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary number 286/FA/10/CS dated 24.11.2010.

(K. Rameswara Rao)
Asst. Director General (Estt)


A committee to discuss about system administrators issue has already been constituted. The content of the letter is as follows:
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts(SR Section)
Dak BhawanParliament Street
New Delhi 11001Dated – 19 July, 2010

No. 1/1/2010-SR

Subject: - Secretary (P)’s meeting with Postal Joint Council of Action on 12.07.2010 at 11 hrs. in Dak Bhawan- Item No. 12 creation of System Administrators Cadre and financial compensations for special work performed by System Administrators Please refer to minutes of Secretary (P)’s meeting dated 12.07.2010 on the above – mentioned subject.

2. It was decided to constitute a Committee comprising DDG (Estt), DDG (P) and DDG (Technology) to consider creation of System Administrators cadre. As regards grnat of Road Milleage Allowance, the matter was reported to be already under examination.

3. In the light of the above, a Committee comprising the following is constituted to consider the creation of System Administrators Cadre

DDG (Estt.) Chairman
DDG (P) Member
DDG (Tech) Member
The Committee will submit its report within 3 months of its formation.
(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Drawal of Revised wages to Paid Substitutes in short term Vacancies of GDS employees-Clarification Issued by Andhra Pradesh Circle office

Dear Comrades,
Circle Office issued a clarification regarding drawal of revised wages to Paid Substitutes working in short term GDS Vacancies vide Memo No.EST/Wage Rate/DE/09 dated 26/11/2010. According to the clarification "All Substitutes engaged in the place of GDSs on or after 09/10/2009 will be eligible for minimum revised TRCA".

Regular Promotions to PS Gr.B Cadre

Directorate has issued orders for promotion of 140 senior ASPs to P.S Gr.B cadre on regular basis vide lr.no.9-35/2010-SPG dated 25-11-10.

DOPT published an important order regarding seniority - "Instructions and Guidelines on Seniority"


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Advice of CGHS/other Government Specialist/CMO in-charge permission for undergoing Laboratory/pathological tests/specific investigations in case of non-emergencies should be obtain


India Post Presentation on Technological Developments

Presentation on Technological Developments in Department of Posts was held on 23.11.2010 in the presence of Secretary, Department of Posts, Member (Technology), Member (Operations) and other officers of the India Post. The Staff side was represented by Secretary Generals of Federations and General Secretaries of All India Unions. The presentation was elaborately dealt with the vast changes that are going to take place in the Department of Posts due to large scale induction of Information and communication Technology (ICT). A budget of Rs. 1800 crores has been earmarked for the project which is to be completed by the year end of 2013.
The gist of the presentation can be summed up as follows:
In this era of fast developing Information and Communication Technology, large scale induction and assimilation of modern means of communication has become vital for sustenance and growth of India Post.
Having created a base of more than 12000 computerised Post offices in the country and a pool of trained human resource, India Post is in the process of implementing mass scale computerization and networking of all Departmental Post offices and Branch Post offices on a single integrated and modular platform connected to a National Data Center.
This National infrastructure, so created will enable India Post to provide state-of-the-art ICT services including Mobile remittance and Banking on a core banking platform and provide inclusive banking to rural, remote and hitherto unbanked areas.
The vast network and infrastructure of India Post, have already enabled it to become the preferred point of inter face between Government and the members of public for delivery of social and economic welfare schemes of the Government of India and various state governments. Introduction of modern ICT will help in timely and transparent delivery of social benefit schemes to the beneficiaries viz. MGNREGS, Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme (IGOAPS).
Computerised and connected network of Post office on a single integrated platform will also help India Post to retail products and services of other service providers viz. Banks, Government & Non Government financial institutions, Government Agencies and Mutual Fund houses in the rural and remote areas.
India Post has already taken initiative for re-engineering processes and making it compatible to suite the new ICT solutions and customer requirements.
One of the pre-requisite for transformation of India Post is upgradation of the skills of the work force and capacity building. Training of the human resources has been given its due importance and recognition in the project. The Services of the newly recruited 15000 Postal Assistants will also be utilized to the maximum extent. The Branch Post offices will not be provided with computers, instead they will be provided with modern-technology oriented hand devices.
Secretary General, NFPE insisted that the services rendered by the existing System Administrators in maintaining the computer network of more than 12000 Post offices is to be acknowledged in its true perspective and they may be absorbed in suitable posts such as System Assistants while implementing the project. The Secretary Post stated that this aspect will be given positive consideration. While we pointing out the delay in discussion on cadre review proposals, it was assured to finalise very shortly. Introduction of accrual based accounting system is also becomes part of the project. The apprehension about the mass redeployment or surplus has been focussed by us for which the Secretary, Posts assured that there will be no staff movements or reduction.
The Leader Staff side requested to arrange a similar presentation to the Circle Secretaries also for which the Secretary (Posts) responded positively.
The following news were made known to us during the course of discussions and interactions.
(i) For the current financial year, the modernization will be restricted up to B class offices, 628 crores had been allotted for this purpose.
Single handed offices & BOs will be taken in the next year project.
For Pilot Project six circles have been identified viz. Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Assam. It will come into functioning before August 2011.
Instead of cost accounting, accrual basis system will be introduced. This is almost implemented in all major organizations including Telecom as per the Government of India decisions.
1800 ATMs will be established after the introduction of Core banking. Call centers to collection of logistics, MO etc will be formed. Track & trace facilities will be implemented for all services.
On Phase II, the rest of 16 circles will be completed.
Softwares are being developed as per the recommendations of ‘Accenture’.
Expression of Interest was segregated to three instruments. One major National level Data server. Second 2600 departmental Post office net week interrogators, third Rural ICP hardware solutions. All net work equipments, connectivity, maintenance will be entrusted to vendor for 24 X 7 (Per week). He is solely responsible for everything. The penalty clause provision has been included.
Data centre, hire space and installation area will be ours. The rest software, maintenance etc will be entrusted to the providers.
While comparing previous year, 13% revenue has been increased in postal operations.


An interaction with the staff side on Mail Network optimization project also took place during the meeting. It is explained that the scope of the project is to (1) optimize India Post Network from collection to delivery (2) to standardize processes with focus on significant quality improvement & reduction in network complexity (3) put in place an effective performance measurement system through regular reviews (4) improve the ambience of mail offices (5) upgrade processing facilities and improve working condition for employees and (6) make staff and customers proud of being associated with India Post. The key operational areas of the network optimization are (i) Speed Post and (ii) First class mail. First class mail optimization study is in progress.
The interaction mainly concentrated on the newly introduced Speed Post Network optimization programme (hubs). The Staff Side pointed out that the introduction of the speed post hubs has resulted in delay in processing and transmission of speed post articles resulting in delay in delivery. This issue should be addressed on top priority basis and corrective measures to avoid delay should be taken. The staff side further pointed out that while more than 80% of the speed post hubs are functioning under the administrative control of RMS Superintendents, the remaining hubs are controlled by Postal Superintendents. This has created on apprehension in the minds of the RMS employees that in the longer run the identity of RMS will be lost and eventually it will be merged with Post offices. Taking into consideration of this aspect, the Staff Side requested that all the Speed Post hubs should be under the control of RMS Superintendents. The Secretary, Posts assured to consider the request positively.


The Secretary General NFPE and General Secretaries of affiliated unions of NFPE met DDG (Estt) on 23.11.2010. The following is the outcome of the meeting.

The preliminary (first) sitting of the Cadre Restructuring committee will be held on 26.11.2010 at 3 PM.
The first sitting of the Committee on Postmen related issues will also be held on 26.11.2010.

Regarding the revision of wages of casual labourers it is informed that the file is being sent to nodel Ministry for approval. It is expected to be cleared by the Nodal ministries within 2-3 weeks. The wages will be revised with effect from 01.01.2006.

The Department has issued orders clarifying –
No casual labourers shall be engaged in the Administrative offices i.e. CO/RO/DO/PAO with effect from 1st December 2010.The work of sweepers and scavengers should be combined or the same may be outsourced wherever feasible.

Since duties of waterman, watch and ward, gardening, cleaning etc are now part of duties assigned to Multi Tasking staff, the existing practice of engaging casual laborers as waterman, Gardner, watch and ward and any other miscellaneous category shall be dispensed with effect from 1st December 2010.

The Department has appraised the law ministry about the existence of GS and the promotion on seniority basis to erstwhile Group D now MTS. The law ministry in now approving the revised Recruitment rules. Orders are expected within a fortnight

The file relating to enhancement of OSA has been submitted to J.S. F.A. (Finance) for approval

Monday, November 22, 2010

One Rank One Pension

One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen The Parliamentary Standing committee on Defence has urged the government to reconsider the demand of “One Rank One Pension” for the ex-servicemen.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (15th LOK SABHA) on 1st and 7th Reports reiterated that the Government should consider the issue of ‘One Rank One Pension’ afresh. Since the issue of One Rank One Pension was not accepted in the past and more recently the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee set up to consider it also did not recommend the same, it has not been found feasible to accept the demand of One Rank One Pension.
In the case of Original Application No. 15 and 45/2010 the Armed Forces Tribunal, Chandigarh had passed the order dated 3.3.2010 with directions to the respondents to take final decision in the matter.
The said order was examined and speaking orders explaining the position were issued on 10.07.2010 to the petitioners.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Vilas Muttemwar and others in Lok Sabha today.

Sunday, November 21, 2010



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Unite to Ballot Royal Mail Postal Managers on Strike Action

UNITE report that 8,500 managers based in head offices at the Royal Mail, Parcelforce and the Post Office will vote on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action. If a simple majority of those who vote support industrial action, Royal Mail managers could be on strike in early December.The ballot is being held in protest at plans to make between 1,500 managers redundant,of which between 300 and 400 managers will be have to go compulsorily. Paul Reuter, national officer for Unite, said:“Managers are so concerned about their futures that for the first time in over 30 years they will vote on industrial action. There have already been 5,000 job cuts over the last five years without any compulsory redundancies. Such a drastic step is not necessary now and Unite will oppose it”.
 Source UNI Bulletin for Nov-2010



Friday, November 19, 2010

20th Meeting of the Postal Sports Board held at Chennai on 5th July, 2010-Follow up of action on the decision taken by the Board

Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts, New Delhi-110001
No. 2-01/2009-WL/Sports
Dated: 01/11/2010
All Heads of Postal Circles.

Sub: 20th Meeting of the Postal Sports Board held at Chennai on 5th July, 2010-Follow up of action on the decision taken by the Board
I am directed to refer to the Department's communication of even number dated 16.07.2010 circulating therewith minutes of the meeting of the Postal Sports Board held on 05.07.2010. As stated therein, items No.2, 12, 18, 31, 39, 44 and 48 were referred to a Committee headed by Chief PMG, T.N. Circle, for its consideration and submission of a report.
The Committee, after examination of the issues, submitted its report on 16.09.2010 which has been further considered by the competent authority and as its consideration and submission of a report.
The Committee, after examination of the issues, submitted its report on 16.09.2010 which has been further considered by the competent authority and as a result thereof, the following order is issued:
Item No. 2 Enhancement of Kit allowance to `.1000/-
The kit allowance will be enhanced form `.500/- to `.750/- for first time participation and thereafter from `.250/- to `.500/- per year.
Item No. 12. In the matter of appointment to higher grade, age relaxation to be given in labor of Gramin Dak Sevaks having played at State/National level.
As per instruction contained in GOI, DOPT's OM No. 15012/3/84-Estt.(D) dated 12th November, 1987, meritorious sports persons satisfying the provisions contained in para 1(a) of the OM dated 04.08.1980 are allowed relaxation in upper age limit up to a maximum of 5 years (10 years in case of SC/ST) for the purpose of appointment to all Groups of Civil posts. In the light of these instructions, there is need for any further relaxation in the matter of recruitment against sports quota.
Item No. 18 Participation of regularly appointed Gramin Dak Sevaks in All India Postal meets even if they do not complete six months of service.
Regularly appointed Gramin Dak Sevaks will be permitted to participated in All India Postal tournaments.
Item No. 31 On the analogy of individual events where cash award is given for achieving 3rd position in All India Postal Tournaments, it may be extended in case of team events where cash award, at present, is being restricted only in case of teams achieving first and second position.
Status quo to continue.
Item No. 39 The training period should be of 14 days in connection with participation in All India competitions.
This issue will be examined when our teams will start participating in National level tournaments and will show good performance.
Item No. 44 Organizing National games by major Circles in every five years.
The proposal did not find favour.
Item No. 48 Grant of financial assistance to employees whose wards are showing excellence in sports.
For participation in the international level tournament, cash award of `.10,000/- may be given. For excellence in National level tournament and procurement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, an award of `.5000/-may be given. For mere participation at National level event, consolation award of `.1000/- may be given.

This will take effect form the date of issue and no past case will be reopened.
Copy to: All Members of the Postal Sports Board.Sd/-

(Subhash Chander)
Director (WL/Sports)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1Shri.Kapil Sibal,Union Minster for HRD was given the additional charge of Ministry of Communications & IT.2.Shri.V Narayansamy, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, was given additional charge of Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT)


In case of individual (other than II ) and HUF i. Where the total income does not exceed Rs.1,60,000/-..... NIL
ii. Where the total income exceeds Rs.1,60,000/-
but does not exceed Rs.5,00,000/-
...... 10% of amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 1,60,000/-
iii. Where the total income exceeds Rs.5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs.8,00,000/-
.... Rs. 34,000/- + 20% of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs.5,00,000/-.
iv. Where the total income exceeds Rs.8,00,000/-.
.........Rs. 94,000/- + 30% of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs.8,00,000/-.
II. In case of individual being a woman resident in India and below
the age of 65 years at any time during the previous year:-
i. Where the total income does not exceed Rs.1,90,000/-........... NIL

ii. Where total income exceeds Rs.1,90,000/- but does not exceed Rs.5,00,000/-.
 ...10% of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs.1,90,000/-.
iii. Where the total income exceeds Rs.5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs.8,00,000/-.
..........................Rs. 31,000- + 20% of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs.5,00,000/-.
iv. Where the total income exceeds Rs.8,00,000/-
....................Rs.91,000/- + 30% of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs.8,00,000/-.
Education Cess: 3% of the Income-tax.
PAY, DP, Band pay, Grade pay, DA, OTA, BONUS, CCA, Honorarium, Children Education Allowance Received, pension, Subsistence Allowance, Government's Contribution in New Pension Scheme, Transport Allowance above Rs.800/- per month.
House Rent Allowance to the extent not exempted under
Section 10 (13A) of Income Tax Act. Exemption under Section 10 (13A) in respect of HRA –
Calculation Method:
Least of the following amount is to be treated as exempt from Income Tax.Actual House Rent Allowance Received, or Rent paid in excess of 10% of Pay in Pay band and Grade Pay or 50% of Pay in Pay band and Grade Pay if the employee is in Chennai/Mumbai/Kolkatta/Delhi and 40% of Pay in Pay Band and Grade Pay for the employees is in other places. If the employees resides in his/her own house or in a house for
which he/she does not pay any rent, no HRA exemption is available.
Life Insurance Premium (limited 20% of the sum assured) Subscriptions to the GPF/CPF Subscriptions to the Mutual Fund Contribution toward CGEGIS Investments in NSC VIII & Accrued Interest on NSC deemed to be re-invested; Fixed Deposits for more than 5 years in SBI/Scheduled Banks/Post Office Five Year Time Deposit Scheme Repayment of HBA principal -Government /Bank/LIC/Housing Board/Co-operative Bank Tuition Fee paid limited to two children Subscriptions to equity shares/debentures forming part of any” eligible issue of Capital”—like Infrastructure Bonds (Sec 80 C) Contribution to any PENSION FUND, ULIP Contribution both by the individual and Government made to New Pension scheme (Sec 80 CCD) Apart from this 1 lakh, amount up to Rs.20,000/- invested in Infrastructre Bond approved by Government is exempted. (Sec 80 CCF)
Medical Insurance Premium: Maximum Rs.15,000/- and Rs.20,000 (for Senior Citizen) (Sec 80 D). Also Meducal Insurance Premium up to Rs.15,000 paid for Parents is also allowed to be deducted from the income. Handicapped Dependents- Maximum Rs.50,000/- (Disability) or Rs.75000/- ( Severe Disability) -Sec 80 DD- This claim required certficate under Section 139 of the Income Tax Act. Medical Treatment Expenses: Maximum Rs.40,000/- (Sec 80 DDB) Higher Education Loan repayment (Sec 80 E)- No limit-
Approved Donation – Section 80G.Deduction under Section 80 U – An amount of Rs.50,000 and Rs.1 lakh in the case of self is physically disabled and severely physically disabled respectively.Deduction under Section 80 GG – Rent paid subject to ceiling as deduction under Section 80 GG if HRA not received.
Deduction under Section 80 GGC – Donation paid to Political Parties. Deduction under Section 80 GGA – Donation paid to Scientific and Research and Rural development. Income or Loss on House Property:
Interest paid on Loan obtained for constructing house.property can not be deducted as such. It should be treated as loss on house property and income if any such as rent recived from the house property should be treated as an income from House property.
PAN is mandatory for filing income tax return with Income tax department and to implement the same, Income tax department has come out with additional income tax liability to the assesses who did not provide their PAN in their income tax returns.
The Extract of CBDT PR No. 402/92/2006-MC (04/2010) dated 20/01/2010, is as follows.
A new provision relating to tax deduction at source (TDS) under the Income Tax Ac 1961 will become applicable with effect from 1st April 2010. Tax at higher of the prescribed rate or 20% will be deducted on all transactions liable to TDS, where the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the deductee is not available. All deductors are liable to deduct tax at the higher rate in all transactions not having PAN of the deductees on or after 1st April 2010. In order that there is no dispute regarding quoting / non-quoting of PAN or accuracy thereof, the law requires all deductees and dedutors to quote PAN of deductees in all correspondences, bills, vouchers and other documents sent to each other. All deductors are, therefore, advised to intimate their deductees to obtain and furnish their PAN so as to avoid TDS at a higher rate.


The anarchist force which is trying to reign with terror and violence in West Bengal promising and demanding to bring about 'change', is continuing their attacks on the soldiers of the left democratic forces. In two more instances, our organisers and leaders have been brutally injured by them. Com. Milan Bhattacharya, former Circle Secretary, West Bengal Circle & All India President of Postmen & MS Employees Union, who went back to his paternal village at Kakdwip in the district of 24 Parganas(South)after retirement, has been attacked, beaten up severely on Thursday, 11.11.2010, by a group of political terrorists advocating for so-called 'change' in West Bengal at the cost of lives and democracy.
Com. Bhattacharya, a sustained fighter for the cause of the oppressed who also spent his own life fighting poverty and class deprivation, got himself involved in different activities in the locality for restoration of peace and social justice. The process naturally went against the interest of few people who now-a-days are openly involved in malpractices in the name of paving way for the 'change' in favour of the political opposition in West Bengal.
On Thursday, a group of these miscreants attacked Com. Milanda and his compatriots with rods, sticks, bombs and other arms in open daylight in Chandipur. They hit com. Milanda twice purposefully with rods, but other comrades physically covered him somehow. He thus survived the attack, but has to be brought to M.R.Bangur Hospital in Kolkata, where he is now admitted, very seriously injured, bruised and battered all over the body and head. 10 other local people have also been injured, 7 of which are admitted to same hospital, rest 4 in Kakdwip hospital.
The people of the locality, supported by the democratic forces, is condemning the attack by these forces of violence and intolerance. Entire Kakdwip Sub-Division observed protest day on Friday, protest meeting will be held in Chandipur on 19th November 2010.
In another similar incident, Com. Dilip Pratihar, GDSMC, Hati B.O. in North Hooghly Divn was recently attacked and violently beaten by the counterparts of the same political goons. Com. Pratihar is presently totally bed-ridden.
The NFPE Group of Circle Unions call upon all organisers to hold lunch-hour programs condemning these attacks and the effort of these criminals and their political patrons to take over power by means of terror.

We condemn the brutality and wish Com Milanda to recover soon.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Dear Comrades,
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers is holding its National Council at Mumbai on 01-12-10. National Council  will be held once in a year before the All India Conference. This meeting is going to be a milestone because a new charter of demands including a DEMAND FOR REVISION OF WAGES FOR CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES ONCE IN FIVE YEARS is going to be framed. Please go through the notice placed here under and send the items to be taken up at the meeting to the CHQ. 
First National Women's convention at Kolkata is also going to be held from 29 &30 Jan.2011 by the Confederation. Please indicate the number of women delegates as required in the below placed circular.


Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027.
Dated; 13TH November, 2010
 Dear Comrade,
                This is in continuation to the notice for the National Council meeting, which has been placed on the website and post copy having been sent to all concerned.  We request the National Council members to make it convenient to attend the meeting on Ist December, 2010 at Mumbai. 
 Under the item organisational review, we would like to discuss the modalities of holding the first National Women's convention at Kolkata. The West Bengal State Committee has informed us that it would be possible for them to hold the Convention at Kolkata on 29 and 30th  Jan. 2011.  The affiliates will take this into account and indicate the number of delegates they would be able to deploy for the convention.  We shall take a final decision of the composition of the convention at the National Council meeting.
                With greetings,
Yours fraternally
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

                                                                                                  Dated: 11th November, 2010

Notice is hereby given for a meeting of the National Council of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, on 1
st December, 2010 at DGFAFLI, Ministry of Labour, Central Labour Institute, Chunabhatti Road, Sion, Mumbai – 400 022.  The meeting will commence at 10.00 a.m. and will continue till the agenda items are discussed and concluded.  The following is the agenda for discussion at the meeting.

1.          Review of the 7th September Strike (The State Committee will place written report).
2.         Finalisation of Charter of Demands. (Members may send in item for inclusion in the Charter well
            before the National Council Meeting).
3.         Reporting on issues pending at the National Anomaly and MACP Committee meetings.
4.         Issues taken up before the National Council (Members may send fresh item with explanatory
            memorandum, the problem faced by various states in respect of CGHS facilities may be submitted
5.         Steps to be taken to improve the participation of Central Government Employees in the common
            struggles of the working class.
6.         Finalisation of programmes of action.
7.         Organisational review (State Committees and applications for affiliations).
8.         Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.

Secretary General.
All National Council Members

Friday, November 12, 2010

IRTSA proposes to demand Seventh Pay Commission for Revision of wage structure wef 1.1.2011

Proposal to Demand Setting up of Seventh Pay Commission IRTSA proposes to demand Seventh Pay Commission - For Revision of wage structure wef 1.1.2011
IRTSA invites comments from its members & other visitors to irtsa.net on the following demand - proposed to be raised soon:
Seventh CPC for Revision of wage structure of Central Government employees should be set up forthwith - for a revision of wage structure with effect from 1.1.2011 - on following grounds:
i) Implementation of 6th CPC would complete 5 year period on 1-1-2011. Government has conceded to effect wage revision in the case of PSU employees after every five years. The same critiria of 5 years shoud be adoptd for revision of wages of Central Government Employees and Pensioners
ii) D.A component in the wages would exceed 50% wef January, 2011. But merger of DA is not proposed to be done at this stage (as in the past) due to retrograde recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission to the contrary.
iii) The disparity with PSUs & Corporate Sector have increased further since Sixth CPC - and will now further increase especially due to fast improvement in economy.
iv) Anomalies in Sixth CPC Report & its implementation cannot apparently be removed - except by a Pay Commission since the Government is not ready to agree on any of the major issues of concern.




Technological developments in Department of Posts - Presentation to the Staff Side on 23.11.2010 at 10.30 hours in Committee Room, Dak Bhawan, ND.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Health Ministry implements New Health Insurance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

Health Ministry implements New Health Insurance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners Details of the meeting held between members of the National Council (JCM) and the Health Ministry regarding CGEPHIS.
On 14-07-2010, a meeting was held between Staff Side members of National Council (JCM) and the Ministry of Health regarding the new proposed Health Insurance Scheme for Central Government Employees and Pensioners.
The Joint Secretary (Regulation) Shri. Vinet Chawdhry presided over the meeting.
The Staff Side members
Shri. S.K.Vyas (Audit),
Shri. C.Srikumar (AIDEF),
Shri. Shiv Gopal Mishra (AIRF) and
Shri. Guman Singh (NFIR) attended the meeting.
The chairman welcomed the Staff Side National Council members to the meeting to discuss the proposed Central Government Employees & Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme (CGEPHIS). He further explained the benefits arising out of the new proposed scheme in detailed and the Union Government is eager to implement this scheme as soon as possible, as recommended in the 6th CPC and to directions of Committee of Secretaries (COS).
After the detailed speech by the Chairman, members also expressed their own views. The explained the discrepancies of this new Health Insurance scheme and also requested the ministry to expand the existing Central Government Health Scheme. They also insisted that some points in the CS (MA) Rules should be withdrawn and it should be useful for the serving employees as well as pensioners.
As some news sources said that, finally the members concluded that they were against the new Health Insurance Scheme and they further opined that the proposed Health Scheme will also deprive the existing benefits available to the employees and pensioners viz. OPD facilities, coverage to all dependent family members etc. Extension to all CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to all pensioners living in Non CGHS areas is their long pending demand.
Source: Government Employees News

Tuesday, November 9, 2010



Fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners - Treatment of Military service Pay


Union Cabinet Approves Bill for Protection of Women at Work Place

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Protection of Women against sexual Harrasment at work place bill 2010, that ensures a safe environment for women at work place, both in the public and private sectors, in the organized and unorganized sectors. The Bill, to be introduced in Parliament in the coming session beginning next week, will help in achieving gender empowerment and equality. Domestic help have, however, been kept out of the purview of the proposed law that also proposes a fine of Rs.50,000 if found violating the provisions of the law. The move will contribute to realization of their right to gender equality, life and liberty, and equality in working conditions every where. The sense of security will improve women’s participation in work,resulting in their economic empowerment and inclusive growth. The Bill proposes a definition of sexual harassment,as laid down by the Supreme Court in Visakha v/s State of Rajasthan (1977). Aditionally, it recognizes the promise or threat to a woman’s employment prospects or creation of hostile work environment as sexual harassment at work place and seeks to prohibit such acts. It provides protection not only to women who are employed but also to any woman who enters the workplace as a client, customer, apprentice,daily wage worker, or in adhoc capacity, students, research scholars in colleges/universities and patients in hospitals have also been covered
The Bill provides for an effective complaints and redressal mechanism. Under the proposed bill, every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee, Since a large number of the establishments in the country have less than 10 workersfor whom it may not be feasible to set up an Internal Complaints Committee, it provides for setting up of Local Complaints Committee to be constituted by the designated District Officer at the district or sub district levels, as the need be. This twin mechanism would ensure that women in any workplace, irrespective of its size or nature, have access to a redressal mechanism. The LCCs will enquire in to the complaints of sexual harassment and recommend action to the employer or District Officer, Since there is a possibility that during the pendency of the enquiry the woman may be subjected to threat and aggression, she has been given the option to seek interim relief in the form of transfer either of her own or the respondent or seek leave from work. The complaint committees are required to complete the enquiry with in 90 days and a period of 60 days has been given to the employer/ District Officer for implementation of the recommendations of the Committee. The Bill provides for safe guards in the case of false or malicious complaint of sexual harassment. However, mere inability to substantiate the complaint or provide adequate proof would not make the complainant liable for punishment.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Performance Related Bonus - Incentive system for Govt employees may be introduced next year

An incentive structure akin to one prevalent in private sector could soon be in place for government servants as well, building on the extensive performance review that is already underway for them, a top government official said.
“An incentive system is being worked upon as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission. It could be implemented by next year,” Prajapati Trivedi Secretary Performance management, said at the annual economic editors’ conference.
The incentives would be given out from the cost savings achieved by a bureaucrat in his role and will, therefore, not place an additional financial burden on the Government, he explained. Besides, the extensive job performance parameters, these incentives would also depend on cost saving on account of reduction in the use of office stationary and savings in electricity consumption. Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar has already written a letter to all secretaries to the Government of India on their performance targets.
A mid-year review of the performance of Government departments and officials is currently underway, that will give them fair idea of how each fare with respect to their agreed goals.
The Government had put in place a performance monitoring and evaluation system following an announcement in this regard by the President in her address to both the houses of Parliament on June 4, 2009. The first evaluation was carried out last year which was limited to only three months of the fiscal.
The current year’s evaluation would be the first comprehensive exercise, which will be illustrated in a report card. This report card will be finalized by May 1 each year.
The new policy is designed on what is already in place in many countries. New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA carry out extensive performance reviews of their government departments.
The results framework document of each ministry or department will be put on its website to ensure stakeholder participation and transparency of the exercises. The concept is based on a paper prepared by the IIM, Ahmedabad.
SOURCE: Economic times.

New Pension Scheme: Choose plan to suit risk profile

Under the New Pension Scheme (NPS), investors save money which is put into the capital market. The sum which you will get after retirement will be dependent on the performance of the capital market. You can make monthly or weekly contributions to the NPS. But for every contribution, your transaction cost will increase. 
Prior to NPS, there was the Defined Benefit Plan -one would get certain pension fixed for life. The post retirement proceeds were fixed and if there is a shortfall in this corpus, the government would make good.
NPS is a Defined Contribution Plan where the returns will not be fixed. You will only get what you have contributed and returns that the fund manager generates on it. All new entrants to the central government services (other than armed forces) after January 1, 2004, will compulsorily join this scheme. All citizens, including NRIs, aged 18 to 60 can voluntary join the scheme. The exit age is 60 years.
A minimum contribution of Rs 6,000 is compulsory per year. The minimum amount per contribution is Rs 500 and a minimum of four contributions in a year for each subscriber account is required.
Under the NPS, each subscriber is allotted a unique 16-digit Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN). This number is portable. The records of transactions are maintained by the Central Record Keeping Agency (CRKA). The subscriber has the option to invest with seven pension fund managers (PFMs). He also has the option to choose any one or more PFMs to manage his contribution. These PFMs will have three kind of funds categorised as 'E' for equity funds, 'G' for funds investing in government securities and 'C' for fixed income securities other than government securities.
There are two types of accounts:
Tier I account where you cannot withdraw 
The Tier I account is the basic NPS account that is non-withdrawable till retirement or death of the subscriber. In this account, the total corpus at retirement age is split, where a minimum of 40 percent of the final corpus has to be compulsorily used to buy an annuity while the subscriber is free to withdraw the remaining 60 percent as a lump sum or in installments.
Tier II account where you can withdraw 
The Tier II account is available to only to those who are existing subscribers of the Tier I account. The money contributed into this account can be freely withdrawn as and when the subscriber wishes to except for a minimum balance that needs to be maintained at the end of each financial year.
The NPS levies an investment charge of .00009 percent of the assets under management. Initial charges of account opening are around Rs 470. From the second year onward the charges are Rs 350 per annum. Also, a charge of Rs 10 is applicable for each transaction. One can make monthly or weekly contributions. But for every contribution, your transaction cost will increase.
Fund managers 
These are managed by fund managers. Currently, seven fund houses appointed by the government are available under the NPS.
These are:
LIC Pension Fund Limited SBI Pension Funds Pvt Limited UTI Retirement Solutions Limited IDFC Pension Fund Management Company Limited ICICI Prudential Pension Funds Management Company Limited Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund Limited Reliance Capital Pension Fund Limited
There are three schemes available under the NPS.
Fund C 
In case you invest in this fund, all the money will be invested in fixed income instruments such as corporate bonds and government securities. One should consider investing in this fund if the risk appetite is medium as corporate bonds are not that risky.
Fund E 
In case one invests in this fund, a portion of not more than 50 percent of the invested money will be put in equity. You should choose this retirement plan only if your risk appetite is high, as up to 50 percent of your money will be linked to the performance of equity.
Fund G 
In this case, all your money will be invested in government securities. Hence, this is suited for risk-averse investors. One can choose to invest in any of these funds. You may also invest in a mix of these funds. If you do not choose between these funds, your contributions will be invested in a fund with 15 percent in equity, 45 percent in corporate bonds and 40 percent in government bonds. With increase in age, after 35 years, the government bond exposure will increase with a maximum limit of 80 percent and 10 percent each in equity and corporate bonds.
Fixed income pension plan 
The government has proposed to extend the 'fixed income pension plan' to workers in the unorganised sector. The monthly contributions one makes will be invested as per NPS guidelines. The State funds for the savings scheme will be added to this. If any gap exists between the sum guaranteed and sum generated from the two steps, the central government will provide the required funds.
The new plan will be started off initially in Haryana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This amendment is meant only for workers in the unorganised sector. Central and State government employees will continue to get pension through NPS.
Tax benefit 
Presently, NPS does not offer any tax exemptions unlike other retirement plans. It falls under the category of exempt-exempt-tax (EET) system which means that maturity benefits you receive after retirement will be taxable. However, with the Direct Tax Code coming in NPS will be tax exempted on withdrawal too.

Charging of enhanced rate of licence fee in case of out of turn Allotment

No.12035/11/97-Policy-II (Pt.)
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi

Dated 28.10.2010

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Charging of enhanced rate of licence fee in case of out of turn Allotment.

The undersigned is directed to say that the matter of charging of three time of licence fee in case of out turnallotment till the day the allottee becomes eligible for inturn allotment of a Govt. residence has been reviewed and it has been decided to propose enhanced rate of six times of licence fee in all the cases of all out of turn allotmentmatures as per his seniority/priority in waiting list for allotment of that type of Govt. residence.

All allotment Sections are requested to submit the proposal for out of turn allotment at six times of licence fee for consideration of CCA
.(R.N. Yadav)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)