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)
MAKE THE ALL PHASED AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES FEDERATION CALL A GRAND SUCCESS FOR SETTLEMENT OF 10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME Phase- I – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices. Date - - 20.06.2017 Phase – II - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices. Date – - 12.07.2017 Phase – III - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi. Date – - 26.07.2017 Phase IV - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 may be followed and difference in commuted value be paid without fresh applications - DOPT Order

Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 may be followed and difference in commuted value be paid without fresh applications to pensioners who retired on/after 1.1.2006 but before 2.9.2008. FOR DOPT ORDER CLICK HERE

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC

F. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th October, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.7.2010.
In continuation to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 29th June, 2010 sanctioning the Dearness Relief to those Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scales of 5th CPC, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief to these Central Government pensioners as under :
(i) Those who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre revised scales of 5th CPC are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 103% w.e.f 1.7.2010.
(ii) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 103% w.e.f. 1.7.2010.


2. The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex¬gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 95% w.e.f. 1.7.2010.
(i) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex¬gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m.
(ii) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 8.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

3. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.


4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their UO No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 12.10.2010.


(V.K.Wadhwa)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Direct Recruitment. Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant

Department issued letter on filling up of the vacancies of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant pertaining to the years 2009 &  2010 by Direct Recruitment.
1. Issue Advertisement /Circular of the vacancies         -  08-11-2010
2. Last date for receipt of the applications                    -   08-12-2010
3. Holding of written examination & Completion
    of Computer Test                                                      -  09-01-2011
4. Declaration of final result / select list                        -  15- 01-2011
For Order Copy  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

VISIT TO ROYAL MAIL LONDON ( STUDY TOUR OF UNION REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ROYAL MAIL)

Department of Posts has deputed a ten (10) member delegation led by Sri. A. K. Sharma, Dy. Director General (Establishment) to united kingdom to visit Royal Mail Groups Automated Mail/Parcel processing facilities for five days from 18th to 22nd October 2010. The following are the other nine members:
1. Shri Subhash Chander, Director (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, New Delhi
2. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE
3. Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group 'C' (NFPE)
4. Com. Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU Group – C (NFPE)
5. Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen & MSEs (NFPE)
6. Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU MG & MSEs (NFPE)
7. Shri. D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, NAPE Group 'C' (FNPO)
8. Shri. T. N. Rahate, General Secretary, NUPE Postmen & MSE (FNPO)
9. Shri. A. H. Siddque, General Secretary, NURMS & MMS MG & Group 'D' (FNPO)

The Tour commenced from Delhi on 17.10.2010 and reached London 17.10.2010.
The main Agenda for the visit to Royal Mail from 18th to 22nd included the following:
1. Introduction to the week by Mr. Stan Kozlowski, the Head of British Postal Consultancy Services (BPCS).
2. Introduction to Royal Mail Group by Mr. Stan Kozlowski
3. Presentation on World Postal Environment by Mr. Stan Kozlowski.
4. Presentation on Post office counter Transformation by Mr. Stans Kozlowski
5. Visit to city of London Post office – Paul Gardner
6. Presentation on Journey of a letter – Mr. Stan Kozlowski & the Mail Centre Manager, Royal Mails.
7. Tour of Mail Centre.
8. Overview of ParcelForce World Wide – David Breez, Head of International operations, Royal Mails.
9. Tour of the International Hub and visit to National Hub.
10. Meeting with Communication Workers Union Representatives Mr. Peter Donaghy & Mr. Carl Madess.
11. Visit to West London Delivery office – Mr. Arrane Byne & Mr. Frances Conroy.
12. Presentation on Royal Mails operation Transformation – Mr. Dave Briggs, Packet Pipeline Design Manager, Royal Mails.
13. Tour to Princess Royal Delivery Centre (PRDC)
14. Presentation on UK Regulation Liberalisation – Mr. Stan Kozlowski.
15. Presentation on Revenue Protection – Mr. Stan Kozlowski
16. Presentation on Royal Mail Automation programme – Mr. Stan Kozlowski
17. Discussions on the week and Summary – Stan Kozlowski
On completion of the one week training programme individual certificate has been issued to all delegates by Royal Mail Group.
Royal Mail is the National Postal Service of United kingdom. Royal Mail Holdings Plc own Royal Mail Group Limited, which in turn operates the following brands:
(a) Royal Mail (UK Letters
(b) Parcel Force Worldwide (UK Parcels)

(c) General Logistic Systems
(d) "Post office Ltd" which provides counter services, is a wholly owned subsidiary.

Royal Mail Holdings is a public limited company. Royal Mail is responsible for universal collection and delivery in the UK. Royal Mail delivers 33 million items every working day, 71 million items handled daily, and had a network of 11905 post offices, 1, 1600 post boxes, 450000 collection centres, 37 million delivery points, 33000 vehicles & 29 Aircrafts & 27000 bi-cycles. Total number of workforce is 1,68000 which includes regular contracts and casual workers. 70% of the workforce is delivery staff. For the financial year 2008-2009 Royal Mail had an operating profit of 321 million pounds, with all four group businesses running on profit.
In UK, Postal Sector reforms and liberalization started in the year 2006 three years ahead of other Europeon countries. Royal Mail lost its monopoly and competitors are licenced to carry mail and pass it to Royal Mail for delivery. Delivery is exclusively done by Royal Mail. There are currently fifty (50) Licenced Mail operators including Royal Mail. Royal Mail claims a market share of 75%. There is only one delivery each day. Delivery of letters, Delivery of parcels and operating post offices are separately done in different places (centres). Universal service obligation (USO) is applicable to Royal Mail only. USO Loss for 2009-2010 is 100 million pounds. No subsidy is given by Government to meet USO obligation. Tarrif is fixed by the Postal Regulator called Post comm..All the centres – Post office, Parcel force and Letters – are fully computerized and automated. Fully automated mail/parcel processing facilities are provided for sorting of articles and also for Postmen beat sorting. The letter sorting machine has a maximum capacity of sorting 40000 letters per hour.
The Royal Mails motto is "a commercial business with a social purpose" and "Quality first and value for the money & security". It is told that the reforms & liberalization has resulted in more efficiency, better service standards, competition, stimulating innovation, reducing prices, quality raising, choice to the public and level playing field for all competitors (players). Royal Mails borrowed 1.2 billion pounds to invest on transforming their operations, which includes further induction of latest technologies in the automation programme.
The UK Government is proposing to further intensify the Postal reforms which includes the privatization of letter mail services, closure of 2500 Post offices in the name of network transformation.

The meeting with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Representatives was most informative and cordial.
The CWU, the only one union in the Royal Mail, was formed on 26th January 1995 as the result of a merger between National Communications Union (NCU) and the Union of Communication Workers (UCW). The CWU is the sixth largest Union in Britain. The management and functioning of the union is in a most democratic manner. For calling an industrial action (strike) strike ballot is compulsory. 51% should vote for the strike. Annual conferences are held at all level. Election of office bearers are by secret ballot. CWU has 87 Postal branches & 73 Telecom Brnaches, Postal membership is 148597 and Telecom & Financial services membership is 74121. Total membership is 2,22718 (including Telecoms & Giro Bank). The last industrial action took place in the year of 2009. The CWU representatives made it clear that they strongly oppose any move of the Government to privatise the Royal Mail either by selling shares or by outright sale to other private Postal giants. Wage revision is done every year though negotiations.

The workers of the Royal Mail have full political freedom and the CWU leadership at present is joining hands with British Labour Party. Members can have their own political freedom to join any party of their choice.
It is worth mentioning here, that the Royal Mails pays maximum attention for customer satisfaction and is very much concerned with the quality and security of services. Premises of all the centres are kept neat and tidy and state of the art facilities are provided to the public. While discharging the corporate social responsibility in a most commendable manner, they are equally concerned with Revenue protection. Every safeguard is taken to prevent revenue leakage and they are updating the technology for preventing revenue leakage.
In short the visit to Royal Mail provided us an opportunity to understand the development that are taking place in the Postal Sector in a most advanced and developed nation like Britain and especially in London. While opposing the unbridled reforms and liberalization, there are of course, certain positive aspects which are to be deliberated upon, before putting it into practice in our country.

The delegation had an opportunity to visit some important tourist attractions of city of London like Tower of London, London Eye etc. The delegation left for in India on 23rd October and reached New Delhi on 24th October 2010. The guidance given by the Leader of Team Sri. A. K. Sharma, DDG (Estt.) and Sri. Subash Chander, Director (SR & Legal) is to be worth mentioned.





Sunday, October 24, 2010

DELAY AND IRREGULARITIES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP SCHEME – CLARIFICATION REGARDING

Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)No. 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110116
Dated: 18th Oct, 2010
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General
General Managers (Finance)
All Directors of Accounts Postal

Sub: DELAY AND IRREGULARITIES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME – CLARIFICATIONS regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this Directorate's OM dated 18 Sep, 2009 communicating the detailed guidelines for implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) and several other clarification issued on this subject.
2. The General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' has represented to the Secretary (Posts) alleging that the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) is being denied to eligible official in some Circles and sought the intervention of the Directorate in clarifying the position. The contentions of the General Secretary have been examined and the following clarifications are provided for guidance and strict observance.

Sl. No. Point on which clarification sought Status Position
1 Eligibility of MACPS to a direct recruited Postal Assistant conferred with TBOP –


It has been represented that in some Circles the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were accorded financial upgradation under one time bound promotion scheme on completion of 16 years of satisfactory service are not being given the 2nd MACPS on the ground that the officials have not completed 10 years of service TBOP Scale/Grade with grade pay of Rs.2800. Attention is drawn to Para No. 28 of Annexure-I to this office OM dated 18-09-2009. It is stated that a directly recruited Postal Assistant who got one financial upgradation under TBOP Scheme after rendering 16 years of service before 01.09.2008, will become eligible to 2nd MACP on completion of 20 years of continuous service from date of entry in Government service or 10 years service in TBOP grade pay or scale or combination of both, whichever is earlier, However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 and such 2nd financial upgradation for the above referred category of officials has to be given from 01.09.2008. They will also become eligible for 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of service or after rendering 10 years in 2nd MACP, whichever is earlier.

2 Eligibility of MACP to a directly recruited Postal Assistant having qualified in PO & RMS Accounts Examination and opted initially for defunct scale & later opted out of it & who have got financial upgradations under TBOP and BCR subsequently –

The staff side has alleged that Postal Assistants who have qualified in PO & RMS examination who initially opted for defunct scale and later switched over to normal line and accorded financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR schemes are denied 3rd MACP construing that PO & RMS Accountants is 1st MACP and TBOP/BCR are off set against 2nd and 3rd MACP. PO & RMS Accountants examination is a qualifying one and the Postal Assistants who have passed the examination are posted as Accountants with some special allowance. They will be continued in the cadre of Postal Assistants in the common gradation list.
The PO & RMS Accountants who initially opted for defunct pay scale of Rs.380-620 and later switched over to normal line of promotion in PA cadre and given financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR Schemes will become eligible for 3rd MACP under MACPS provided that they have not earned any other regular promotion and subject to rendering of 30 years of continuous service from the date of entry in the PA grade or 10 years continuous service in the BCR grade, whichever is earlier. Denial of 3rd MACP on the said ground is not in order.

3 Eligibility of MACP to a promoted official to PA Cadre and having completed 10 years of service in PA cadre

It was stated by staff representatives that in some Circles, the officials who were promoted from the lower cadres to Postal Assistants and on completion of 10 years in the said Postal Assistant cadre are not considered for 2nd MACP on the plea that they have not completed 20 years of service from the date of entry in clerical cadre. The attention of the Circle is drawn to Para No. 28 (A) (1) in the Annexure-I. In case of a lower grade official promoted to PA cadre, having got one promotion to PA cadre before completion of 10 years of continuous service, it will be off set against 1st MACP and on rendering 10 years continuing service in the clerical grade/scale or on completion of 20 years service from the date of entry would become eligible for 2nd MACP, whichever date is earlier. However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 as the scheme became operational from this date only.

4 No. 4-Eligibility of MACP on completion of 30 years of service from date of entry as on 01.09.2008, declining regular promotion to LSG during 2009 and 2010 –

The General Secretary intimated that certain officials who become eligible for 3rd MACP on 01.09.2008 are denied the same on the ground that they have declined the regular promotion to norm based LSG in 2009 and 2010. The attention is drawn to para 25 of Annexure I to order on MACPS issued on 18.09.2009 providing that "if a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground for withdrawal of the financial upgadation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion and the second and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal." Therefore, the issue raised is already covered under Para 25 and in such cases where due date of financial upgradation precedes the refusal for regular promotion, financial upgradation under MACPS shall be allowed.

5 Eligibility of MACP due on 01.09.2008 for officials due to currency of the penalty of recovery in consequence of disciplinary proceedings or disciplinary proceeding contemplated.

The staff side represented that some Circle have not considered the cases of officials for MACP on the date of introduction on the pretext that the punishment of recovery from their pay is current or disciplinary proceedings contemplated at the time of screening of the officials by the Committees which were constituted for considering financial upgradation under MACPS Para 18 of Annexure-I to OM dated 18.09.2009 provides that – "In the matter of disciplinary/penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued there under." Attention of the Circle is drawn to Department of Personnel and Training Om No. 22011/2/78-Estt. (A) dated 16.02.1979 communicated in DGP&T letter no.35-1/79-SPB-II dated 07.05.79. According to these orders, the penalty of censure or recovery of pecuniary loss are not a bar for penalty for promotion if the findings of the DPC are in favour of the employee.
Similarly, the officials who were facing disciplinary action as one the date of actual due date of their upgradation can only be not considered.

3. The Circles are requested for bringing the above position to the notice of all Divisional Heads and concerned authorities for scrupulous observance and to avoid any grievance to the officials.
4. The limits for holding of Screening Committee as provided in Para 11 of this Directorate OM of even number dated 18.09.2009 may be strictly adhered to on concluding action of Scrutiny Committee ordered under letter of even number dated 01.09.2010.
5. This issues with the approval of competent Authority.
Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Reserve Bank of India has given permission to the Department of Posts (DoP) to launch its prepaid debit card, in partnership with Master Card,

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

FEDERATION CIRCULAR

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

Circular No. 3                                                                                                  Dated – 16.10.2010
To,
All General Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers.
Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries ofAll affiliated union.
Dear Comrades,
The Federal Secretariat of NFPE met at New Delhi on 14.10.2010. Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, Deputy Secretary General & GS P-4 presided. Com. M. Krishnan (SG) Com. R. N. Parashar (Asst. Secretary General) Com. K. V. Sridharan (General Secretary P-3) Com. Giriraj Singh (General Secretary R-3) Com. P. Suresh (General Secretary R-4), Com. V. P. Chauhan (AIPAEA Vice President) were present. Com. S. S. Mahadevaiah, (General Secretary, AIPEDEU,) also attended the meeting.
The following agenda items were discussed and decision taken.
1. Review of the 7th September 2010 strike:
Federal Secretariat came to the conclusion that in the coming days, serious effort shall be made to further improve the participation of Postal & RMS employees in the common struggle of the working class against anti-people, anti-labour policies of the Central Government. An indepth review of the 7th September strike will be made in the next Federal Executive meeting.
2. Verification of Membership and Recognition of Unions:
The Federal Secretariat expressed satisfaction over the result of the membership verification. All NFPE affiliates have got recognition with an impressive percentage of membership. The Secretariat congratulated all the employees for endorsing their faith in NFPE. The fact that the All India Postal SBCO Employees Association and All India Postal Civil Wing Employees Association which have been formed under the guidance and leadership of NFPE, have also got recognition this time and made our victory more proud. The meeting viewed with grave concern over the delay in grant of recognition to Administrative Employees Union and the GDS Union. The Federal Secretariat urged the authorities to declare the result without and further delay.
3. 1st All India Conference of AIPSBCOEA & AIPCWEA:
The Federal Secretariat decided to extend all help for conducting the 1st All India Conference of the newly recognized AIPSBCOEA and AIPCWEA at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). The AIC of SBCO Employees Association will be held on 11.12.2010 (KG Bose Day) and the AIC of Civil Wing Employees Association will be held on 12.12.2010. Delegate Fee will be decided later. Detailed circular will be issued later.
4. Federal Executive Meeting of NFPE:
The Federal Secretariat decided to convene the Federal Executive Meeting of NFPE at Hyderabad on 10.12.2010.
5. 2010 July 13th deferred strike
The Federal Secretariat reviewed the progress in settlement of the demands. While appreciating the prompt action taken by the Department in settling certain major items such as filling up of posts, constitution of cadre restructuring committee, convening of the JCM Departmental Council etc, the meeting expressed concern over the delay in implementing the assurances given in some of the items. The meeting decided to vigorously pursue the cases with the Directorate for result-oriented action.
6. JCM Departmental Council
The Federal Secretariat decided that the JCM staffside shall request the Secretary, Department of Posts to convene the next meeting of the JCM Departmental council at an early date, not later than December 2010 to discuss the remaining items of the Agenda of the last meeting and also new items to be given by the staff side.
7. Cadre Restructuring
Federal Secretariat decided to explore the possibility of submitting a joint proposal by the staff side to the cadre restructuring committee. A joint meeting of the General Secretaries and Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO will be held on 25.10.2010 to discuss the issues relating to cadre restructuring and to arrive at a consensus.
8. Committee on Postman Related issues
The Federal Secretariat is of the considered opinion that in addition to the General Secretaries of P4 unions (NFPE & FNPO) the Secretary Generals of both the Federations shall also to be included as staff side representatives of the committee on postman related issues. The General Secretaries of P4 NFPE & FNPO may write to the Department in this regard.
9. GDS Issues:
It is decided that NFPE and GDS union shall move together for settling the remaining issues of GDS.
10. Presentation on Technological Developments in the Department of Posts.
All available General Secretaries/Secretary General and the Circle Secretaries P-3 unions will be attending the presentation on Technological Developments in Department of Posts at Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad on 23.10.2010 in the presence of Secretary, Department of Posts. Our view points will be communicated to the Department after knowing the full details. Directorate has now postponed the meeting. Next date will be intimated later.
11. Revision of wages of Casual Labourers and Part-time contingent staff:
The Federal Secretariat viewed with grave concern about the abnormal delay in revising the wages of the casual labourers and part-time contingent employees of the Postal department. Whatever may be the reason, there is no justification for this much delay. The Staff Selection commission, which is under the Department of Personnel & Training has issued orders for payment of pro-rate wages to the casual labourers (other than temporary status casual labourers) as per the minimum of the Group D scale of 6th CPC orders with effect from 1.1.2006. The Federal Secretariat is decided to discuss the issue with Secretary, Department of posts. If the issue still remains unsettled it is decided to organize agitational programmes.
12. Functioning of Regional JCM:
Cases of Tamilnadu and Delhi Circles were discussed.
(a) Tamilnadu Circle: It is decided that the General Secretary, P-4 Union, may give a written directive to the Tamilnadu P-4 circle union to cooperate with other Circle unions on the issue of election of Leader and Secretary staff side RJCM and also to form the NFPE Circle coordinating committee in Tamilnadu Circle.
(b) Delhi Circle: It is decided to convene a joint meeting of all the Circle Secretaries (NFPE) of Delhi circle and also General Secretaries (NFPE) on 26.10.2010 at NFPE office for arriving at an agreed formula for electing the Leader and Secretary Staff side.
13. All India Study Camp:
It is decided that the All India Study Camp of NFPE will be held in the month of February 2011 in Kerala at Thekkady (near Munnar High Range, Idukki Division) which is also one of the famous tourist destination. The camp will be held on 13.02.2011 & 14.02.2011. The Camp is mainly intended to impart training to the leaders for better and efficient functioning at organizational level. All Circle Secretaries of the unions affiliated to NFPE and General Secretaries/Presidents (CHQ) and All India office bearers shall attend the All India Study camp without fail. General Secretary, AIPEDEU, has been requested to join the camp with Circle Secretaries of GDS Union.
14. Foreign Delegation to Royal Mail, Landon
The delegation will be leaving India on 17.10.2010 and returning on 24.10.2010. Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General) Com. K. V. Sridharan (General Secretary P3) Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (General Secretary P4) Com. Giriraj Singh (General Secretary R3) and Com. P. Suresh (General Secretary R4) are the staff side members of NFPE in the ten member delegation. The delegation is visiting London to attend the training programme of Royal Mails, the National Postal Service of United Kingdom.
15. Remittance of Quota and other dues to NFPE
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to remit the Quota and other dues of NFPE to the following address.
Financial Secretary
NFPE,1st Floor, North Avenue Post office
New Delhi – 110001

Friday, October 15, 2010

NEWS IN BRIEF.

Recruitment rules for Multi Tasking Staff Group’C’ (Gr.D). It was informed DO P&T Cleared. that the File has been sent to Law Ministry for formal approval. Orders expected shortly.


Royal Mail Service(London).
The Dept has completed all formalities Study tour to Visit Royal Mail Service at London. The tour will take place as scheduled ( 17th OCT to 23 OCT 2010). Delegation .
1. Shri. A.K.Sharma DDG (Esst) Department of Posts
2. Shri. Subhash Chander Director (SR & Legal) Department of Posts
3. Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE
4. Com. K.V. Sridharan General Secretary P3 NFPE
5. Com. Giriraj Singh General Secretary R3 NFPE
6. Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary P4 NFPE
7. Com. P.Suresh General Secretary R4 NFPE

8. Shri. D.Kishan Rao General Secretary P3 FNPO
9. Shri. T.N.Rahate General Secretary P4 FNPO
10. Shri. A.H.Siddique General Secretary R4 FNPO


Meeting Technological Development in the Dept of Posts on 23-10-2010 at Ghaziabad Cancelled

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GRANT OF DIFFERENCE OF HBA BETWEEN THE HBA SANCTIONED ON OR AFTER 01-01-2006 AND 27-11-2008 AND THE ENHANCED HBA ON THE BASIS OF PAY IN THE PAY BAND

D.G. Posts F. No. 12-03/2010-PAP dated 30th September, 2010. The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Ministry of Urban Development (Housing-III Section), New Delhi, OM No. I-17011/2/\(1)/2009-H.III dated 14th July,2010 on the subject cited above, for kind information and further necessary action.
(K. Ramesawara Rao)
Asstt. Director General (Estt.)
Copy of OM No. I-17011/2/\(1)/2009-H.III dated 14th July,2010 from Ministry of Urban Development (Housing-III Section) , New Delhi.
Sub: Interest bearing advance /Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past – regarding
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No. 1-17011/11(3\4)/2008-H.III dated 27th November, 2008 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided in consultations with Ministry of Finance to make the afore-said orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2006. Accordingly, an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, may be granted for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new amount determined on the basis of pay in the pay band, in past case, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 subject to complying following conditions:
(a) The Government servant should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and /or where construction is not completed /full cost towards acquisition of house /flat is yet to be paid.
(b) There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advance was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.
(c) Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.
(d) The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry's O.M. No. 1-17015/16/92-H.III. dated 17.10.2000. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement on the Government servant.
(e) Rate of Interest: The rate of interest chargeable in such cases would be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned amount i.e. amount already sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 plus the enhanced sanction. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement of HBA i.e., the unpaid portion of previously sanction HBA plus the enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.
2. However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs. 7.50 lakh for the purpose of construction /purchase of new house /flat and Rs. 1.80 lakh would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously sanctioned HBA and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In nay case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to Govt. employees.
3. The applications for enhancement HBA should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.
4. Ministries/Departments whose branch offices are situated in the far flung areas like in case of Ministry of Defence, etc., are advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication means like facsimile, e-mail, web-site, etc. so that there is no occasion for any representationfor extending the time limit of six months on the grounds of receiving these orders late.


(V.K. Gupta)
Deputy Financial Adviser




Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cadre Re-Structuring – Case of RMS and MMS, MTS (Group’D’) and Mailguards

The Proposal already submitted to Department. on members demand again we are publishing for your information.the proposal for cadre restructuring  of MTS (Group ’D’), and Mailguards, in Railway Mail Service and MTS (Group’D’/ Semiskilled staff in Mail Motor Service. for details. CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Minutes of 2nd MACP Meeting held on 15/09/2010 - officially issued by DOPT

Minutes of 2nd meeting of MACP committee held on 15/09/2010 was officially issued by the DOPT vide Memo no.11/1/2010-JCA dated 06/10/2010. The same is placed here for the information of the members. Please click the below link and down load. Click here to get the official minutes of 2nd MACP Meeting

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Result of Inspectors of Posts Examination 2009

Result of the Departmental Examination for selection to the posts of Inspectors of Posts Examination for the year 2009 held from 4th - 6th January 2010. for details  CLICK HERE

Monday, October 4, 2010

Association against increasing retirement age of judges

Association against increasing retirement age of judges
The Madurai Bench High Court Advocates Association (MBHAA) has opposed the Centre’s move to increase the retirement age of High Court judges from 62 to 65.
The Association also urged the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into allegations of corruption made against eight out of sixteen former CJIs. The contempt proceedings initiated against senior counsel Prashant Bhushan should be kept in abeyance till the completion of the CBI probe, the association insisted through a resolution passed by its general body.
In a press communiqué, MBHAA president M. Thirunavukkarasu said that it had been decided to invite Mr. Bhushan and P.K. Misra, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to address the lawyers here on corruption in judiciary.
Source: the Hindu click here paper news

Friday, October 1, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ISSUED ORDERS 60 DAYS BONUS

Department of Posts order has been issued vide No.26 04/2010-PAP Dated 1.10.2020. for 60 days Bonus for regular employees as well as for Gramin Dak Sewak subject to the ceiling of Rs. 3500/- Rs.2500/-and 1200/- for Temporary Status Casual Labourers respectively
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Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules/Liberalized Pensionery Award Scheme revision of Pre 2006 pensioners/family pensioners-orders issued by the Department of Pensions

Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare decided to revision of Pre 2006 pensioners/family pensioners coming under the category of Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules/Liberlized Pensionary award scheme, on the lines of benifits sanctioned for ordinary pensioners/family pensioners vide memo No.45/3/2008-P&PW(F) dated 30/09/2010. The same is placed here for the information of the members.Please click the below link and down load. CLICK HERE

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates with effect from 01-07-2010

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HIGHER GRADE PAY TO GROUP ‘D’ PROMOTED AS POSTMEN/MAILGUARDS BEFORE ISSUE OF SIXTH CPC ORDERS

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DUTIES OF MULTI TASKING STAFF GROUP ‘C’

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Revision of Split Duty Allowance to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff in Operative Office vide order no. No.6-3/2002-PE-II.

No.6-3/2002-PE-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street
New Delhi – 110001
Dated – 13.09.2010
Chief Postmaster General
Postmaster General
General Managers (Training)
Director of Accounts (Posts)

Sub: Revision of Split Duty Allowance to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff in Operative Officer.
Sir/Madam
I am directed to refer the order letter of even no. dated 19.02.2009.
2. The sanction of the Competent Authority was communicated for payment of Split Duty Allowance of 150 per month to the Group C and Group D employees of Department of Posts from 01.07.2005 to 30.06.2008 and for a further period from 01.07.2008 to 30.06.2011 subject to fulfillment of terms and conditions specified herewith.
3. The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide OM No. 9(11)/2008-E.II (B) dated 29.11.2008 in Part-I, section of EST MO. 88 has accepted the accommodation of 6th Central Pay Commission wherein the rates of allowance applied to different Ministries / Departments / Organisations not covered in the report of Pay Commission has been proposed to be doubled.
4. The issue regarding doubling of the Split Duty Allowance paid to Group C and Group D staff of Department of Posts was under permission of the Department for quite some time. The case was taken up with Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance in consultation with integrated Finance wing for revision of split Duty Allowance to Group C and D of Department of Posts.
5. The Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance vide their ID No. 9(37)/2010-E.II dated 27.08.2010 approved the proposal to the Department of Posts for revision of Split Duty Allowance to Group C and D Staff from existing Rs.50 to Rs.100 per month.
6. The above revision will take effect from 01.07.2008 and will be in force upto 30.06.2011. The payment of Split Duty allowance in subject to the fulfillment of terms of conditions as already laid down.
7. This issues in consideration with integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 200/FA/ 6/9/2010 dt. 6.9.2010
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(K. Rameshwer Rao)
Assistant Director General (Estt)