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)
WE WILL NOT WITHDRAW OR DEFER OUR STRIKE MERELY ON ASSURANCES WE WANT RESULT.OUR STRIKE DECISION STANDS All General Secretaries / Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to make extensive preparations to Make One Day Strike on 23rd August-2017 a grand success

Thursday, March 31, 2011

POSTAL DEPARTMENT DA ORDER

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GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS — REVISED RATE EFFECTIVE FROM 1.1.2011

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ENGAGEMENT OF RETIRED CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AS CONSULTANTS IN MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

Home Ministry proposes to prepare a panel of officers of the level of Assistants / Section Officer / Under Secretary who have retired from Central Government Service from these posts during last 2 years from 1.1.2009 till date and are willing for engagement as Consultants in this Ministry. Compensation will be last pay drawn minus pension and the dearness allowance at the prevalent rate. The initial engagement will be for 6 months and if the vacancy remain unfilled may be continued for another 6 months. Willing officers are requested to send their Bio-Data and contact details, specifically mentioning the areas of experience, to the Under Secretary.
(Amarendra Singh) Under Secretary (Ad-II) Tel.No. 2309 2085 Room No. 94-C, North Block
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DA RATE FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES CONTINUING TO DRAW THEIR PAY AS PER 5TH CPC.

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2011 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/ORDER

DEFEAT THE NEW PENSION BILL

The UPA-II Government has presented the New Pension Bill in the Parliament. CPI (M) Lok Sabha Leader, Com. Basudev Acharya, MP demanded voting. Both UPA and NDA MPs Voted in favour of introduction of the bill in Parliament. Only left party MPs opposed. Thus it is once again made clear that when it comes to economic policies there is no difference between NDA and UPA. Even before passing the bill in Parliament the New Pension Scheme called "Contributory Pension Scheme" has already been made applicable to those employees who joined Central Govt. Services on or after 01.01.2004, through an executive order by the NDA Government. 10% of the pay and DA is being recovered from every employee who joined service on or after 01.01.2004, in each month towards Contributory Pension Scheme. On passing the bill by Parliament Pension Fund Managers will be appointed. Multi –national Corporate houses are waiting for their chance to become Fund Managers so that the accumulated huge amount in the Pension Scheme is share market oriented the Pension Fund will flow to the share market. If share market booms, the Pension Fund Managers can accumulate huge profit. If share market crashes, the Pension Fund will collapsed and the entire savings of the employees will be lost. The recent world economic crises has witnessed many such Pension Fund collapses and lacs and lacs of workers are deprived of their Social Security at old age.
The New Pension Scheme is a product of the globalization policy pursued by both NDA and UPA Government. UPA-I Government could not pass the bill as the
Supporting left parties had made it clear that they will withdraw support to the Government and vote against the bill. Government tried to make consensus by convening a meeting of all Chief Ministers. Out of 22 Chief Ministers only three Left Front Chief Ministers viz. West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, opposed the New Pension Scheme. Now as UPA and NDA have joined together, the bill is likely to be passed in this Session of the Parliament. The New Pension Scheme can be made applicable to all including public and private sector employees.
There is a perception that the New Pension Scheme can be made applicable to the new entrants only. This is not correct. The Work Study Group appointed by Sixth Central Pay Commission has been asked to examine and submit report on the following terms of reference:
(i) to workout the existing and future pension liability of the Central Govt. Employees who are in service prior to 1.1.2004.
(ii) to work out the pension liability of those Central Government Employees appointed prior 1.1.2004 and whose age profile is between 30 years and 40 years.
(iii) to examine the feasibility of establishing a self –reliant Pension Fund with initial corpus fund provided by Government for the employees who are in service prior to 1.1.2004 and thus reduce the expenditure on pension.
The Sixth CPC has already made some observations regarding introduction of Contributory Pension Scheme to the employees who are in service prior to 1.1.2004.
Thus a serious threat looms large over the head of the entire Central and State Government Employees and section of the workers. Nationwide sustained campaign and united action by the entire working class is the need of the hour. The Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and the All India State Government Employees Federations has already given a call for nationwide campaign and protest demonstration. The question of organizing higher forum of trade union action including strike in under serious considerations.
NFPE calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS Employeesto organize effective campaign against the ill effects of the New Pension Bill and be ready for direct action if situation warrants.

Monday, March 28, 2011

HIKE IN SOME ALLOWANCES AFTER DA CROSSED 50%

D.A. reached 51%, Following allowances and advances to increase by 25%, automatically.
As per the announcement the Dearness Allowance is increased by 6% from 45% to 51% to Central Government Employees and Pensioners.The decision would also change the allowance structure.
There is no recommondations in 6th CPC that Dearness Allowance crosses 50% would merge with baisc pay. But some allowances and advances will be increased by 25% on crossing of Dearness Allowance by 50%.
All the following allowances are to be increased with effect from 01.01.2011.
1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee
Rs.12,000   (Per Year - Per Child) - Rs.15,000   (Per Year - Per Child)
DOPT 12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 2.9.2008
2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advacne, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance
Rs.3,000 - Rs.3,750
Fin.Min. No.12(1)E.II(A)/2008 7.10.2008
3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance
Rs.600 / Rs.480    -  Rs.750 / Rs.600
Fin.Min.4(2)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008
4. Special CompensatoryScheduled / Tribal Area Allowance
Rs.400 / Rs.240-  Rs.500 / Rs.300
Fin.Min. 17(1)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008
5. Project Allowance
Rs.1,500 / Rs.1,000 - Rs.1,875 / Rs.1,250
Fin.Min. 29.8.2008
6. Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
Rs.2,600 / Rs.2,100/ Rs.1,500 / Rs.400 -- Rs.3,250 / Rs.2,625/ Rs.1,875 / Rs.500
Fin.Min. 3(1)/2008-E.II(B) 29.8.2008
7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance
Rs.60 (Per month) - Rs.75 (Per month)
Fin.Min. 19039/3/2008-E.IV 29.8.2008
8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour, rate of transportation of personal effects.
Rs.500 / Rs.300 / Rs.200 / Rs.150 / Rs.100 -    Rs.625 / Rs.375 / Rs.250 / Rs.190 / Rs.125
Fin.Min.19030/3/2008-E.V 23.9.2008
9. Rates of Conveyance Allowance under SR-25
Rs.370 / Rs.480 / Rs.640 / Rs.750 / Rs.850 - Rs.470 / Rs.600 / Rs.800 / Rs.940 / Rs.1,070
Fin.Min.19039/2/2008-E.IV 23.9.2008
10. Washing Allowance
Rs.60 - Rs.75
Fin.Min.14/3/2008-JCA 11.9.2008
11. Split Duty Allowance 
Rs.200 - Rs.250
Fin.Min.9(11)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008
12. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children
Rs.1,000 per month-  Rs.1,250 per month
DOPT12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 11.9.2008
13. Cash Handling Allowance
Rs.600 / Rs.500 / Rs.400 / Rs.300 / Rs.150Rs.750 / Rs.625 / Rs.500 / Rs.375 / Rs.190
DOPT4/6/2008-Estt.(Pay.II) 1.10.2008
14. Risk Allowance
DOPT21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 12.3.2009
15. Postgraduate Allowance
Rs.1,000 / Rs.600-   Rs.1,250 / Rs.750
Min.of HohfwA.45012/4/2008-CHS.V 16.4.2009 
16. Desk Allowance
Rs.600 -   Rs.750
DOPT 1/10/2009-PIC 17.4.2009
17. Bad Climate Allowance
Rs.400 / Rs.240Rs.500 / Rs.300
Fin.Min.1/10/2008-E.II(B) 29.8.2008

Thursday, March 24, 2011

PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – REVISED RATES EFFECTIVES FROM 1.1.2011

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JCA MEETING CONSISTING NFPE , FNPO & GDS ON 30-03-2011 AT NEW DELHI

& AN IMPORTANT MEETING OF POSTAL JCA CONSISTING NFPE & FNPO WILL BE ORGANIZED AT NFPE OFFICE NEW DELHI AT 1730 HRS ON 30.03.2011 TO CHALK OUT STRATEGY AND LAUNCHING AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME AGAINST RESTOGRADE ORDERS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND ON INTRODUCTION OF PFRDA BILL IN LOK SABHA BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE UNIONS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

Conf/ 7 /2011 Dated: 24th March, 2011

2 HOUR DEMONSTRATION AGANST PFRDA BILL PFRDA BILL INTRODUCED IN THE PARLIAMENT:
HOLD DEMONSTRATION BETWEEN 12 AND 2 PM ON  FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2011
IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES TO REGISTER OUR STRONG PROTEST AGAINST
THE ATTROCIOUS ATTEMPT OF THE UPA GOVERNMENT TO REINTRODUCE THE LAPSED BILL
Dear Comrade,
The UPA II Government has today introduced the PFRDA Bill once again in the Parliament. The bill that was introduced earlier by the then Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, could not muster sufficient support to get enacted as the Left parties Parties opposed it. Even though the enactment could not be made, the Government through executive fiat had converted the statutory defined benefit Pension scheme which is in existence for decades in the case of Government employees into a contributory pension scheme.

The All India State Government Employees Federation and the Confederation of Central Government employees had jointly taken the decision earlier to oppose the introduction of the Bill by organizing a two hour walk out programme. Accordingly we call upon all our Affiliates and State Units to immediately organize demonstration in front of all offices between 12 and 2 PM and mobilize the members for sustained serious programmes of action in the days to come. Intensive campaign programmes must be undertaken to bring home the pernicious impact the bill will bring about on the existing pensionary benefits of the Government employees. Besides, The funds accumulated from the contributions made by the employees as stipulated in the New Contributory pension scheme would be diverted to stock market for investment. Since the Government is to contribute equal amount as is being made by the employees, the new contributory pension scheme would be an unbearable drag on the exchequer and the sole beneficiary would be the big corporate houses. We must therefore embark upon a sustained struggle against the new scheme including a day's strike action as and when the bill is taken up for enactment by the Parliament.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.K.N.Kutty; Secretary General

NFPE CALLS UPON THE ENTIRE RANK AND FILE TO ORGANIZE DEMONSTRATION IN THE FRONT OF ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES BETWEEN 12 AND 2 PM TO REGISTER STRONG PROTEST AGAINST PFRDA BILL INTRODUCED BY UPA GOVERNMENT IN LOK SABHA AND MOBILIZE MEMBERS FOR SUSTAINED SERIOUS PROGRAMMES OF ACTION IN THE DAYS TO COME.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CABINET APPROVED 6% DA TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES...

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE HIKED BY 6% TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM JAN-2011... The Union Cabinet committee today decided to increase the Dearness Allowance by 6% to Central Government employees.
Hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) will be from 45% to 51% w.e.f.January 2011.
Release of first additional instalment of dearness allowance for this year to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from Jan-2011 to compensate for essential commodities price hike.
The revised rates of Dearness Allowance from 1.1.2011 to 28.2.2011 may be paid in cash as arrears and for the month of March may be disbursed with the salary.
The enhancement of Dearness Allowance is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.
Government Order from Finance Department will be published very soon.

RE-CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES FOR GRANT OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE -FINANCE MINISTRY ORDER

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stepping up of pay of Senior Direct Recruit Assistants of CSS/Pas of CSSS with that of UDCs/Steno Grade D promoted as Assistants/PAs after 1.1.2006

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CALENDAR OF DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATIONS FOR 2011

Directorate vide memo No. A-34012/02/2010-DE dated 16.03.2011 has notified Calendar of Departmental Examination for 2011 in supersession of its earlier letter dated 29.12.2010.
I. Centralized Examinations :
01. LGOs exam for promotion to PAs / SAs 01.05.2011
02. PSS Gr. B examination 2010 15.05.2011
03. PAs / SAs Direct Recruit 2011 10.07.2011
04. Inspector of Posts 06 & 07.08.2011
05. Jr. Engineer (C&E) 10.09.2011
06. Asst Engineer (C&E) 11.09.2011
07. Postmaster Grade I 15 & 16.10.2011
08. Senior Postmaster 16.10.2011
II. De-centralized Examinations :
09. LDCs to Jr. Acct in PAOs 05 & 06.11.2011
10. Confirmation exam for DR Jr. Account in PAOs 12 & 13.11.2011
11. Postman/Mailguard Exam for Direct Recruit and Departmental Promotion 27.11.2011
12. Direct Recruit Exam for appointment as Multi Tasking Staff 11.12.2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cabinet okays PFRDA Bill; may go to Parliament soon

New Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) The Union Cabinet today approved a long-pending bill, which is aimed at giving statutory power to the pension regulator PFRDA, paving way for introduction of the same in the current session of Parliament.

The draft legislation is aimed at upgrading the status of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), which has been functioning for the past eight years without Parliamentary approval."It has been approved and is likely to be introduced in the current session," a minister said after the Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.In the absence of statutory status, PFRDA was performing the role of the interim regulator.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had sought support of the Opposition, mainly the BJP, for passage of the key pending reform bills. 
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

MACP SUB COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES HELD ON 15-03-2011

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYES AND WORKERS. CIRCULAR

Dear Comrade,
The subcommittee constituted by the National Anomaly Committee to go into the anomalies in respect of MACP issues met at New Delhi on 15th Inst. Com. S.K.Vyas, President, Confederation attended the meeting as a member. The following is the outcome of discussion at the meeting.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General


Given below is the Record note on the meeting of Joint Committee on MACP held on 15.03.2011.
The third meeting of joint committee on MACP was held today i.e 15.03.2011. This meeting was held at the specific request by the Secretary Staff Side, National Council JCM to review the decision taken in the earlier meetings in which all items had been discussed.


Item Nos. 1,3,8,9 and 29: Grant of financial up-gradation in the promotional hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy under MACP Scheme

The Staff Side pressed this demand on the ground that the ACP 1999 had become a service condition in respect of all those who were in service as on 31st August 2008. The MACP Scheme being less advantageous could not be imposed upon them. They stated that to resolve this anomaly, the first 2 ACPs may be continued in the promotional hierarchy to be granted after 12 and 24 years of service from the date of induction, the third ACP on completion of 30 years service may be in the grade pay hierarchy. The official Side did not agree with this proposal. The Staff Side then pointed out that the introduction of MACP Scheme in grade pay hierarchy 10, 20, 30 years of service from the date of induction will result that certain cadres would be placed in the grade pay which are not sanctioned in the structure of the departments and therefore it can not be treated as career progression at all. The official Side wanted the particulars of those cadres which are going to face this problem, so that they could consider how to overcome such anomalies. The Staff Side agreed to provide the necessary information and departments concerned may also be asked to provide such information.


Item Nos. 2, 10 and 48:
The Staff Side also pressed for introducing MACP Scheme with effect from 1.1.2006 so that those who did not get any benefit under old ACP could at least get the MACP scheme benefit before their retirement during the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008. The Official Side stated that this item has been closed and concluded and can not be allowed to be opened / reviewed. The Staff Side then stated that they would like to raise this issue in the meeting of National Anomaly Committee as the joint Committee on MACP Scheme is sub committee of the National Anomaly Committee. The Official Side stated that this may be raised as afresh item in the National Anomaly Committee.
The Staff Side also wanted that the option to choose ACP or MACP should be given to the individual employees and not the Department. The Official Side also did not agree to reopen this issue which has been concluded in the last meeting.


Item No. 57: Ignoring the placement of Artisans of Ministry of Defence from HS grade II to HS grade I for the purpose of MACP Scheme.
The Staff Side pointed out that this restructuring by keeping 50% of Artisans in the HS grade I and placing 50% in the HS grade II was by way of placement and therefore it could not be treated as promotion. The Staff Side cited Supreme Court ruling to this effect. However the Official Side did not agree with this. The case of restructuring in IA & AD in 1984 and in organized accounts were also cited in which it was clearly stated that those who are in the higher grade would be treated as placement only those who are promoted later on against vacancies would be treated as promotion. The official Side view was that only in those cases where the entire cadre is placed in the higher pay scale it would not be treated as promotion. This matter will also have to be raised in the meeting of National Anomaly Committee.


Items Nos. 11, 15, 22, 39, 47 and 51: Promotion in identical Grade Pay.
The decision that the normal promotions are in the same grade pay, they cannot be ignored for purpose of MACP Scheme and the specific cases would be examined separately.


Item Nos. 12, 30 and 49: Employees appointed limited competitive examination from lower to higher post may treated as direct recruits in the higher post ignoring the service in the lower posts.
The matter is still being considered with reference to old ACP scheme clarification.


Item Nos. 13, 32, 38, 44, 50 and 58: Counting of old service in the new establishments for the purpose off MACP. And Item Nos. 21, 27, and 28: Benchmark for financial up gradation under MACP.
Orders have been issued on 1.11.2010.
It was agreed that action taken statement would be finalized and circulated so that further discussion thereon can take place in the meeting of National Anomaly Committee.

CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING VALIDITY OF INDIVIDUAL PLASTIC CARDS AT ALL CGHS WELLNESS CENTRES IN THE COUNTRY

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DTC to be implemented from 1st April, 2012:

DTC to be implemented from 1st April, 2012: Pranab
Finance Minister Pranab  Mukherjee on Monday said the Direct Taxes Code (DTC), which will replace the Income Tax Act, is proposed to be implemented from 1st April, 2012.
"... The code is proposed to be effective from April 1, 2012," Mukherjee said in his Budget speech 2011-12.
In the DTC Bill, which was introduced in Parliament last year, the annual I-T exemption limit is proposed at Rs 2 lakh, compared to Rs 1.6 lakh at present.
Under the Bill, the government seeks to widen tax slabs to levy 10 per cent tax on income between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5-10 lakh and 30 per cent above Rs 10 lakh.
Currently, income up to Rs 1.6 lakh per annum is exempt from tax for individuals. For women and senior citizens, the limit is 1.9 lakh and 2.4 lakh, respectively.
The tax is levied at a 10 per cent rate on income between Rs 1.6 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5-8 lakh and 30 per cent above Rs 8 lakh.
source-DD news

Monday, March 14, 2011

REVISED PATTERN AND SYLLABUS FOR DEPARTMENRALEXAMINATION IN RESPECT OF POSTAL ASSISTANTS /SORTING ASSISTANTS

No.60-10/2011-SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, New Delhi-110001.
Dated the 10, March.2011

To
All Chief Postmaster General.
Subject: Revised Pattern and Syllabus for Departmental Examination in respect of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants.
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that existing pattern and syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination to fill up the vacancies in the grade of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and that of direct recruitment of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant has since been reviewed. It has been decide with the approval of competent Authority to revise the pattern and syllabus of the examination as indicated in the Annexure. The examination will be held without the aid of books.
2. It is requested that the revised Syllabus may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
3. The date for holding the examination will be communicated separately.
4. There will be no change in the pattern and syllabus for MMS Assistants, Foreign Post Assistants, RLO Assistants, Stores Depot Assistants and CO/RO Assistants. The existing pattern of examination will continue to be followed.
Encl. As above

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Raj Bala Singh)
Section Officer (SPB-II)
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PROCEDURE TO BE OBSERVED BY T H E DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION COMMITTEES (DPCS) - MODEL CALENDAR FOR DPCS AND RELATED MATTERS – REGARDING:

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

MACP SUB COMMITTEE MEETING

Dear Comrade, The sub committee constituted by the National Anomaly Committee to
look into the issues concerning the MACP is scheduled to meet on 15th
March, 2011. Com. S.K. Vyas, President, Confederation will attend the
meeting as a member of the Committee.

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

Inoperative EPF Accounts

Inoperative EPF Accounts
The Finance Ministry while recommending adoption of investment pattern notified by them on 14.08.2008 for Employees’ Provident Fund and “Exempt Funds” suggested that liberal advances and withdrawals from Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) should be shunned to achieve old age income security for employees because by not adhering to “one instrument one policy objective” most employees retire with as little as less than Rs. 35,000/- in their accounts. Ministry of Labour and Employment has replied to the Ministry of Finance mentioning the need for continuation of the provision for partial withdrawal from provident fund account of the subscribers. With effect from 01.04.2011 interest will not be paid on Inoperative Accounts as per Notification dated 15.01.2011 issued by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. Data containing number of Inoperative Accounts is not maintained separately. However, total number of Inoperative Accounts has been estimated to be around three crore.
As per the Consolidated Annual Accounts of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation for the year 2009-10, an amount of Rs. 8,318.69 crore is lying in Inoperative Accounts.
This information was given by Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister for Labour And Employment in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB

Saturday, March 12, 2011

MINIMUM 40 DAYS ADVANCE NOTICE SHOULD ORDINARILY BE GIVEN FOR EVERY DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION : RULE 2 OF APPENDIX NO.37 OF POSTAL VOLUME IV AMENDED:

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(DE Section)

No. A-34020/12/2011-DE                                                                                    Dated 04.03.2011
                                                                                                                               New Delhi
Sub- Amendment to Rule 2 of Appendix No 37 Postal Manual Volume-IV
Amendment to note below Rule 2 of Appendix No. 37 Rule relating to Departmental Examinations, Part-I General Postal Manual Volume IV.
2. Note below Rule 2 of Appendix 37 of P&T Manual Volume –IV may be read as under:
"The advance notice of a minimum period of 40 days should ordinarily be given for every departmental examination"
Sd/-
(L Mohan Rao)
ADE(DE)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme

Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme  
The Central Government is contemplating introduction of a health insurance scheme for the central government employees and pensioners in consultation with other concerned Ministries/Departments. The proposal is to make this Scheme on voluntary cum contributory basis for serving employees & pensioners except for new joinees in respect of whom it is proposed to be on mandatory cum contributory basis. No time frame can be given at this stage for its introduction. This information was given by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 11-03-2011.   source- pib

Thursday, March 10, 2011

LIMITED DEPARTMENT COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION PATTERN AND SYLLABUS FOR INSPECTORs CHANGED


Directorate vide letter No. 7-14/2011-SPB-II dated 9-3-20has circulated revised Pattern and Syllabus for Limited Department Competitive Examination for the post of IPs for filling up 66.66% vacancies in the Department. The examination will now be held without the aid of books. The date for holding of the Examination will be communicated separately by the DE Section Directorate, Revised Pattern and Syllabus.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Revised Syllabus for Departmental Examination in respect of Post Master Grade-Postal Wing

Revised Syllabus for Departmental Examination in respect of Post Master Grade-I in Postal Wing And  Filling up of the posts of Lower Selection Grade in Accounts line (LSG (A/cs) in Post Offices and Railwayrailway mail service OfficesFOR ORDERS CLICK BELOW LINKS
Revised Syllabus for Departmental Examination in respect of Post Master Grade-I in Postal Wing

Filling up of the posts of Lower Selection Grade in Accounts line in Post Offices and RMS Offices

Inauguration of e-Post office

Now onwards, there is no need for postal customers to worry about post office timings and also no need to go to post offices to avail different services provided by the Department. The customer can avail postal services from any where at any time through Internet by using credit/Debit card. The prestigious CLICK HERE TO SEE“e-Post office”, the e-Commerce portal of India Post that will provide various postal services on line ,has been inaugurated by Minister of IT & Telecom Sri Kapil Sibal on Wednesday. In the first phase, services like booking of Instant Money order, Electronic money order, Sale of Philately stamps, Tracking of Speed post/international mail, Registration of complaints and Feed back online , Pin code search etc have been provided. To enter into e-Post office, click on e-Post office in the vertical menu Bar at the top of the blog. FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Offer of Award of Right to Information Fellowship

This has reference to advertisement regarding award of short-term fellowships for conducting research on issues relating to Right to Information, published in various newspapers on 24' December, 2010 and your application in regard to the same.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

CHALLENGES BEFORE INDIA POST

 India Post's recent initiatives, which include slotting itself in cyberspace through the ePost Office, are pointers to the manner in which the world's largest postal network can be better leveraged to strengthen the financial and communication infrastructure.CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/ THE HINDU NEWS

Reimbursement of LTC-80 Fare - Ministry of Finance Clarification

Guidelines on Air Travel in LTC: Clarification Regarding Reimbursement of LTC-80 Fare.Dated: March, 4, 2011.Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.                
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SC notice to Centre/States on civil services board

 New Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre, all states/UTs on a PIL for setting up of high-powered statutory Civil Services Boards to decide transfers/postings of civil servants to rid the bureaucracy of political interference, corruption and inaction. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS /PTI NEWS

Sunday, March 6, 2011

REIMBURSEMENT IN RELAXATION OF RULES IN EMERGENT CASES UNDER CGHS/CS(MA) RULES, 1944

                              NO.S.14025/2/2011-MS

                                Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
313, ‘D’ Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi -110108
Email: so2ms-mohfw@nic.in
Dated 11th,January, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:Delegation of powers of Head of Department to Head of Office for settling permission cases and post facto approval to reimbursement in relaxation of rules in emergent cases under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules, 1944.
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to para (ii) of this Ministry’s Office Memorandum NO.S.14012/9/75-MC (MS) dated 18.06.1982, as mentioned at point 4 under Appendix-VIII of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 relating to reimbursement in relaxation of rules in emergent cases, which stipulates that powers for settling permission cases and post facto approval should not be exercised by authorities lower than Heads of Departments.
2. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has examined the question of further delegation of powers to Head of Offices/officers at Under Secretary level, in such offices, which are not headed by officers equivalent to a Deputy Secretary, in the matter and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to delegate such powers in the following manner:-
“In case of medical reimbursement, delegation of power can be given to Under Secretaries in the Departments of Central Government declared as Heads of Offices subject to the condition that upto Rs. two thousand for taking treatment in OPD and upto Rs. Five thousand for taking treatment in IPD under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules, 1944. This delegation of powers can be exercised as per the prescribed rate list of nearest CGHS covered city or actual whichever is lower for CS(MA} beneficiaries and as per package rate for CGHS beneficiaries in CGHS cities.”
3. This order is applicable to both CGHS and CS(MA) beneficiaries.
4. This Office Memorandum issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide 10 No 14(1)/E.IIA/2010 dated 06.07.2010.
S/d
(Sanjay Pant)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE FROM C.G.E.W.H.O...

Central Government Employees
Welfare Housing Organisation
(Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. India)
6th floor, 'A' Wing, Janpath Bhawan,
Janpath.New Delhi -110001
PUBLIC NOTICE
General Public is hereby informed that our client Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organization (for short CGEWHO) having its Head Office at 6th floor, 'A' Wing, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi -110001, has been set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, to undertake Housing Schemes for tlIe welfare of Central Government employees throughout the country on "no profit-no loss" basis. The Organization has been registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, in July, 1990. It has been brought to our notice that the Organizations under the name and style of Government & Public Sector Employees Welfare Organization (GAPSEWHO) -Regd., Public Sector Welfare Housing Organization (Regd.) and Government Officials Welfare Organization (GOWO), have been formed to provide houses to serving and retired Central and State Government Employees and their families. The said Organizations are totally different from that of our client Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organization and has no concern or connection with our client. Anybody dealing with "Government & Public Sector Employees Welfare Organization (GAPSEWHO)-Regd"., "Public Sector Welfare Housing Organization (Regd.)" and "Government Officials Welfare Organisation (GOWO)", shall do so at his own risk and responsibility and our client CGEWHO shall not be responsible in any manner  whatsoever.
(Abhijeet Sinha)
A.V.Associates
11/152, Ist Floor, Malviya Nagar
New Delhi-110 017
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

India Post 2012-A Visionery document Published by the Postal Directorate

Dear Comrades, India Post 2012, A document Published by the Project Management Unit of the Postal Directorate is reproduced here for the information to the members, Please look in to the matter.I invite the comments from the members on the subject.

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