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.)

Friday, April 29, 2011

PAYMENT OF FEE UNDER THE RTI ACT BY INDIAN POSTAL ORDER .

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THE POSTAL JCA HAS DECIDED THE GENERAL SECRETARIES WILL BE INCHARGE OF THE CIRCLE LEVEL JCA AS SHOWN IN THE LIST.

 They will be incharge for overseeing all the arrangements in organizing struggle programmes jointly under the banner of JCA.
 If there is no existence of JCA, it should be formed before 15.05.2011 in the presence of nominated incharge by JCA. There should be no deviation in this regard.
 All Branch/Divisional Secretaries and Circle Office Bearers convention of all constituents of Postal JCA at Circle level shall be held as per the dates mentioned in the Annexure. The leaders attending the Circle level convention shall be informed well in advance about the arrangements.
 The authorized representative (respective G/S) shall obtain all telephone number of all affiliates of their Federation and co ordinate among them for the smooth functioning of Circle JCA.
 Secretary General NFPE, FNPO & General Secretaries of GDS unions will intervene incase of any dispute/problems in any circle and their decision is final in the formation and functioning of circle JCA.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

OUTSOURCING OF DENTAL SERVICE IN CGHS DELHI- DIVISION ‘A’(SOUTH & CENTRAL ZONE)

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REVISED CALENDER OF DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR 2011

LGO Examination scheduled to be held on 29.05.2011 is postponed to 04.09.2011.



PS Gr.B Examination postponed to 29.5.2011.


THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (CONDUCT AND ENGAGEMENT) RULES, 2011

All Retrograde recommendations of Natarajamurthy Committee are implementing one by one silently.
Can we remain as a mute spectator?
The ‘employment’ of GDS has been revised as ‘engagement’  Just deprive their legitimating as Government Employee.
Please download the original order from the following link which contains GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules 2011
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No Franchisee out let – It will be Post Shopee - Let us fight against Privatisation of Postal Service

No. 40-28/2010-Plg.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts(Planning Division)
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 01

Dated – 04.04.2011

To
All HoCs
[except Maharashtra]


Subject: Review of Alternative/Franchisee Schemes – Rename of ‘Franchisee Outlets’ as ‘Postal Shopees’ – Regarding comments thereon.


Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that Directorate is in the process of review of the alternative/franchisee schemes to formulate a consolidated/comprehensive scheme [for urban areas] to make it more attractive/remunerative to the franchisees. In this connection, all the Circles were requested to furnish their comments/suggestions on the proposed review of the schemes. The Maharashtra Circle has given one of the suggestions that ‘Franchisee Outlets’ be renamed as ‘Postal Shopee’ as public are not aware of the word franchisee. You are requested to kindly furnish you comments on the proposed change of name whether it is suitable/acceptable. If not, a suitable name may be suggested and communicate the same to this Directorate by 15th April, 2011. If no reply is received from your circle within the aforesaid time, it will be presumed that the proposed change is acceptable.


Yours faithfully,
(Sunil Kumar Biswas)
ADG (Planning)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Forgetting the roots after climbing the top

Indian Postal Service – Need to Return to its Roots
It is a pleasure to go to one of the post offices anywhere in Europe – small or big. These are places where people come to post parcels and letters in large numbers. The Post Offices are clean and efficiently run and everyone waits patiently in the queue. When you send a letter, it is sure to be delivered in any part of Europe within three days and if you should put a small amount of currency, you can be certain it will not be abstracted en-route. All this is impossible to expect in India.
There are still a lot of things that need to be moved physically and an efficient postal system will help the poorest with a cost effective service without resorting to expensive couriers; the courier industry is incidentally amongst the most profitable in our country.
We in India are increasingly disillusioned with our postal service and for that top management not the one in the field but in New Delhi needs to be faulted. It has lost its script and is now attempting to smarten its urban office Potemkin fashion while neglecting its rural sector where it has enormous strengths and where it massively under-invests.
The Postal Service in India must return to its roots – of serving the people with a variety of services that they need and at costs which they can afford. It is a sad commentary on the management that it has yet to find a way to reach five thousand rupees as inexpensively across India as someone with a bank account can transfer a couple of lakhs of rupees almost instantaneously to another account across the country for less than Rs.50. It is high time the Post Office is run on a PPP model with a lot more empathy for our less well off citizens and with a lot more public oversight than the ineffective formal ones we have in place.
Dr.Uday Balakrishnan
Dr.Uday Balakrishnan recently retired on VRS as Member, Postal Services Board and is now a visiting fellow at the Central European University, Budapest. His interests include financial empowerment of the poor, child labour and contemporary Indian history Courtesy : GKC Blog

CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR

Confdn/10/2011 Dated: 25.4.2011
Dear Comrade,                                 
   OBSERVE MAY DAY

The Ist May this year falls on Sunday. In our country, perhaps the only offices which are open on May day are the Central Government offices. This explains amply the attitude of the Indian ruling class towards the working class especially the Central Government employees Being on Sunday, it gives us an opportunity to all our members to be participant in the common programmes organized by the working class jointly in all places in the country. We appeal to our affiliates and State COC to issue necessary instuctions to our members to take part in large numbers in those functions.

The historic May day - the international workers day, observed throughout the world by the working class to commemorate the hay market massacre and to rededicate themselves to the emancipation of the working class from the yokes of exploitation- this year in our country comes in the wake of the emboldened attempt on the part of the UPA II Government which was unfortunately elected back to power and rules sans the support of the left parties unlike the UPA I to reintroduce the enactments to amend the existing labour laws in consonance with the neo-liberal economic policies. In so far as the Central Government employees are concerned, this May day would be observed in the background of this Government’s renewed attempt to re-introduce the PFRDA Bill to withdraw the defined benefit statutory pension system which had been in existence even during the colonial days. The fact that this Government had no qualms in soliciting the support of the BJP and the other NDA constituents to get the necessary support for the re-introduction of the Bill in the floor of the Parliament in the last session in the wake of the objection raised by Com. Basudeb Acharya, the leader of the CPI (M) in the Lok Sabha speaks volume of its commitment to the neo-liberal economic policies, its anti worker attitude; the absence of any ideological or otherwise differences with the BJP and its overwhelming desire to support the big corporate houses in maximizing their profit at the expense and cost of common man. The one and only reason as to why they would like to have the PFRDA Bill in the statute book is to make available the hard earned income of workers for corporate investment and manipulation through the Stock Exchanges. The very fact that the extant executive instructions, which have not been issued in the name of the President is unconstitutional, illegal and immortal has not deterred it in imposing the contributory pension system on employees who are recruited after 2004. Most of the State Governments in the country, barring that are ruled by the Left Front Governments, Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura have chosen to abide by this illegal diktat of the Central Government. The Government has refused to make any guarantee in the proposed bill, which now stands introduced in the Lok Sabha to the workers for the loss of investment of the pension fund if in future the Corporate house which draw on the pension fund a becomes bankrupt, a provision available even in the Mecca of the Capitalist system, i.e the United States of America.
We, therefore appeal that while our members must be taking part in the common programmes organized jointly by the working class in each place on Ist May, 2011, the affiliates and COCs are requested to issue necessary instructions to all their branches and Units to organize meetings to observe MAY DAY on 2nd May, 2011 (Monday) in front of all offices so as to ensure that every member of the Branch does participate in the congregation.


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

Monday, April 25, 2011

OTA - Ceiling – Clarification orders of Department of Posts

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NFPE R 4 CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING POSTER AND INVITATION CARD


CERNTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE (C.W.C.) OF NFPE  R-4 UNION  IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT JAIPUR ( RAJASTHAN ) ON 14/15 MAY-2011. AND ALSO FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES  (NFPE)  WILL BE HELD AT JAIPUR ON 14th MAY - 2011








Sunday, April 24, 2011

FLAT RATE PARCEL BOXES

India Post offers high quality corrugated boxes under Flat Rate Parcel Service.  Flat Rate Parcel Service ensures safe and secure delivery of consignments for any destination in India.  Taking all the efforts and worry away from the customers, Flat Rate Parcel delivers convenience and trustworthiness.  The service is suitable for domestic and business needs.  Flat Rate Parcels are transmitted by air to provide faster and efficient delivery of parcels.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1)  All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union is the only one Union got recognization from the Department in GDS Category with 60.15% Member ship on declaration of reverification of Membership of GDS Associations


2)   LGO Examination scheduled to be held on 29.05.2011 is postponed to 04.09.2011.

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN, NEW DELHI

CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED TO SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY 2011
As per the call given by the Central JCA (NFPE, FNPO & GDS Unions) a massive demonstration took place in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhawan) New Delhi today (20.04.2011). About 1000 Postal & RMS Employees from Delhi Circle participated in the demonstration. After the demonstration a meeting was held in front of Dak Bhawan. Com. D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, PIII FNPO welcomed the gathering. Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, P3, NFPE & Leader JCM (Staff Side) presided over the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 , NFPE, Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, P4, NFPE, Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, Admn. NFPE Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, R4, NFPE, Com. A. H. Siddique, General Secretary, R4, FNPO Com. Chawan, Asst General Secretary, Postal Accounts, Com. Rajender Diwakar, Treasurer CHQ GDS addressed the meeting. Com. R. N. Parashar, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE offered vote of thanks.
After the demonstration and meeting, the JCA leaders submitted the joint memorandum to the Secretary, Department of Posts.
CENTRAL JCA MEETING HELD ON 20.04.2011
INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME PLANNED
JOINT ALL INDIA CONVENTION OF CIRCLE SECRETARIES (NFPE, FNPO, GDS UNIONS)
AT CHENNAI ON 19.06.2011
As decided in the last meeting, the Central JCA met today (20.04.2011) at New Delhi and reviewed the preparations so far made for making the agitational programmes a grand success. JCA leaders are very much impressed with the large scale participation of employees in the demonstration held in front of Dak Bhawan on 20.04.2011. The Central JCA congratulated the employees of Delhi Circle for making the programme a grand success. JCA also congratulated the Postal & RMS employees including GDS through out the country for effectively implementing the programme of demonstration and submission of memorandum programme in all circles and Divisions.
After detailed discussion the Central JCA decided to intensify the campaign programmes by reaching out to each and every employee. The following decisions are taken.
1. The strike from July 5th will be indefinite.
2. Under no circumstances the strike will be deferred or withdrawn, unless a favourable settlement on major demands takes place, especially on policy offensives.
3.   Joint State/Circle level convention of Divisional secretaries of JCA (NFPE, FNPO, GDS Unions) will be held in the month of May 2011. Dates of the Circle level conventions finalized will be published in the websites within two days.
4.   An All India Joint convention of all Circle Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions of all Circles will be held at Chennai (Tamilnadu) on 19.06.2011 (19th June 2011) Sunday. All Circle Secretaries should attend the All India convention without fail. Up and down tickets should be booked immediately. Delegate fee is Rs.600/- (Rs. Six hundred only) per head. The Reception Committee will make all arrangements for one day stay (accommodation) and food. Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO and Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary P3 NFPE and Leader JCM staff side will be in charge of the reception committee.
5.   All out effort should be made by all Circle/Divisional Secretaries to make the 25th May 2011 mass Dharna a grand success. Similarly the joint Circle Conventions should also be made grand success by the JCA leaders.

SUMMARY RECORD OF DISCUSSIONS HELD DURING THE THIRD MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACPS HELD ON 15th MARCH, 2011

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STITCHING CHARGES REVISED

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UPLOADING OF VARIOUS CIRCULARS ISSUED BY THE RECRUITMENT DIVISION FOR LGO,POSTMASTER GRADE-I AND GROUP 'B' etc.

INTRODUCTION OF NEW EXAMINATION SYSTEM FOR PAs/SAs DIRECT RECRUITMENT AND OTHER DEPARTMENTAL EXAMNATIONS.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension In the prevised scale of 5 CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2011.

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NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE ON MAINSTREAMING OF RURAL POSTAL NETWORK.

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COPY OF THE MEMORANDUM TO BE SUBMITTED ON 20-04-11

IMPORTANT/URGENT
Copy of the Memorandum to be submitted to Secretary, Department of Posts, CPMGs/PMGs/Divisional Heads on 20.04.2011
JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI

No. JCA/AGTN/2011 Date – 20.04.2011


To,


Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy
Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001


Madam,


Sub: - Problems faced by the Postal and RMS Employees – Submission of Charter of Demands – regarding
Ref: - Our Letter No. JCA/AGTN/2011 dated 01.04.2011

The joint meeting of the National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), Federation of National Postal Organisations (FNPO) and GDS Unions has reviewed the situation prevailing in the Department of Posts and has decided to organize agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike from 5th July 2011 for realization of the genuine demands of the Postal and RMS Employees and also to stop the disastrous policy offensives unleashed by the authorities such as closure/merger of Post offices/RMS offices, outsourcing, contractorisation etc. we have already submitted a letter dated 01.04.2011 detailing the issues which are agitating the minds of the entirety of Postal/RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.


Accordingly, we hereby submit a Charter of Demands containing the items which are to be discussed and settled amicably, failing which we will be compelled to resort to agitational programmes as mentioned in our letter dated 01.04.2011.


With regards,
Yours faithfully,


M. Krishnan  Secretary General, NFPE                                                                          D. TheagarajanSecretary General, FNPO

K. V. Sridharan General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’                                                    D. Kishan Rao General Secretary, NAPE Group ‘C’

Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary AIPEU -Postmen & MSE/Group ‘D’                    T. N. Rahate General Secretary FNPO P4

Giriraj Singh General SecretaryAIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’                                   D. Theagarajan General Secretary R-3, FNPO

P. Suresh General Secretary AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group ‘D’                           A. H. Siddique General Secretary R-4, FNPO

Pranab Bhattacharjee General SecretaryAIPAOEU – NFPE                                             O.P.Khanna General SecretaryAIPAOA(FNPO)

S. S. Mahadevaiah General SecretaryAIPEDEU                                                             P.U.Muralidharan General SecretaryGDS – NUPE

T. Satyanarayanan General SecretaryAIPAEA                                                                H.L. Ramteke  General Secretary AIPAOA

S. Appanraj General SecretaryAIPSBCOEA                                                                  S. Sambandam General SecretaryNASBCO

S. A. Raheem General SecretaryAIPCWEA                                                                   Pratha Pritam Ghorai  GeneralSecretaryNUCWEA


NB: - Please enclose Charter of demands which is already circulated.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

IMPLEMENTATION OF AML/CFT NORMS IN SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES AND REMITTANCES IN POST OFFICES-CARRYING OUT INSPECTION AND ITS FURTHER REVIEW REGARDING.

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FOUR WEEK ADVANCED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (AM) ON "PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FROM 13TH JUNE TO 9TH JULY 2011.

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INVITES OFFERS FOR CONSULTING ACTUARY

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STRIKE CALL BY ALL INDIA RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES UNION, GROUP 'C' AND ALL INDIA RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES UNION, MAILGUARDS & MTS, ODISHA CIRCLE BRANCHES

All India RMS and MMS Employees Union, Group-C and All India RMS EU Mail Guard and MTS, Orissa Circle Branch have given notice to Circle Administration to go on indefinite strike from 20.04.2011 demanding fulfillment of 9 points as enlisted in the charter of demands.

In this connection Comrade R N Dhal, Circle Secretary, Gr.C, All India RMS and MMS Employees Union telephonically informed the CS, AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch on 08.04.2011 of the developments and sought moral support of the AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch for this.
Without going into the merits of the points mentioned in the charter of demands in support of the strike call, AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch by its own experience has observed that the Circle Administration is taking a number of decisions arbitrarily against the interest of the staff side. As rightly mentioned by All India RMS and MMS Employees Union, Group-C and All India RMS EU Mail Guard and MTS, Orissa Circle Branch, Circle Administration is ignoring the issues taken up through correspondences in a number of cases and has not even extended the courtesy of acknowledging the communications. High handedness without taking staff side into confidence is now the order of the day. In respect of IP line officials, vacancies in ASP cadre are allowed to continue for indefinite period deliberately. Vacant posts of IPs are not allowed to be filled up on ad hoc basis when there are no regular IPs to man the vacancies. Existing IP line officials are made to carry the extra burden of vacant posts of IPs /ASPs for indefinite period and are put to avoidable miseries. Circle Administration is indifferent to the problems of the IP cadre, particularly in HQ Region.
Evidently, the strike call by the All India RMS and MMS Employees Union, Group-C and All India RMS EU Mail Guard and MTS, Orissa Circle branch is the manifestation of failure of conciliatory approach through the process of meetings and dialogues between the Administration and Service Unions. The courage and determination shown by the All India RMS and MMS Employees Union, Group-C and All India RMS EU Mail Guard and MTS, Orissa Circle branch by giving call for indefinite strike in support of their charter of demands is commendable. For the cause of the workers' unity, AIPEDEU Odisha Circle Branch extends its moral support for the strike call and appeals the Circle Administration at the same time to look into the issues involved with all fairness so as to settle them amicably.

CHQ R4 IMMEDIATELY FAX TO SECREATRY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS 
              
       We are very constrained to bring to the notice of Secretary Department of Posts the recent developments happening in Odisha Circle. A new trend has developed recently and some radical changes are being implemented without consulting the staff side representatives. In the name of implementation of proposal of Mecancy  consultancy with an unilateral decision to merge/aboliation of Transit sections/Mailoffices 
      Our union strongly opposes the merger because it is not only against the existing policies and practices of the Department and the unions also it is likely to result in avoidable problems to the staff concerned. Even though clear instructions were issued by the Directorate to all concerned to discuss all such proposals with the unions at relevant levels before initiating any further action, they are being disregarded. No discussion are being carried out with the concerned unions which are better placed to scrutinize the proposals and render their opinions
      You are aware that the meeting with staff side and your good self on the strike charter of Demands on 30-11-2009 it was agreed that status quo as on 30-11-2009 and 12th July, 2010 will be maintained and no office will be merged/abolished without taking the staff side into confidence. Minutes of this meetings were issued on 1-12-2009 vide Directorate letter No.8-11/2009-SR dated 1st December 2009 and 12th July, 2010
       It has been noticed that inspite of agreement on 30-11-2009 and 12th July, 2010 it has been noticed that Odisha Circle are not honouring this agreement which shows not serious on the agreement reached with the unions and breaches it at its own will.
      Kindly find herewith the charter of demands containing nine justified problems which are being faced by Odesha RMS workers. The Circle RMS Unions of odisha Circle had conducted Dharna on 07-4-2011, and on the same day served the proposed Indefinite strike upon the CPMG Odisha Circle. The demands are reasonable. As the Circle administration did not take suitable action in a reasonable time the industrial action became invitable.
         Therefore, you are requested to intervene and issue instructions suitably to the CPMG Odisha Circle to settle the demands in consultation with the leaders of RMS Odesha Circle and defuse the tense situation in Odisha Circle.

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE 100-DAYS PLAN OF ACTION OF MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 01 THIS YEAR.

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
I. IT MODERNIZATION PROJECT
India Post has an approved Plan Project with an outlay of R.1877.2 Crore for IT Modernization Project. The project has following components:

i. Development of integrated modular scalable applications for mail, banking, Postal Life Insurance advanced financial services and ERP solutions for accounts and HR Operations of the Department.


ii. Provision of ICT devices in rural post offices with required applications for performing postal, banking, insurance, retail operations.


iii. Establishment of IT infrastructure of Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre and networking of all Post Offices including Branch Post Offices in the rural areas.


iv. Provision for training, change management, capacity building of the employees of the department along with setting up of the Project Management units of Department, Circle, region and Division levels for smooth and timely implementation of the project


(a) 100 Days Agenda finalized on January 01, 2011 included selection of vendors for the following solutions:-


1. Customer Interaction Management Solution
2. Mail Operation Solution
3. Human Resource Management Solution and Finance and Accounts Solution
4. Banking and Postal Life Insurance Solution
5. Change Management
6. Establishment of Data Centre
7. Rural ICT Service Integrator
8. Network Integrator
(b) Status of compliance
(i) Customer Interaction Management Solution


Objectives:
To enable 24x7 transactions for customers through web portal, call centres and ATMs.
Status:
Vendors have been shortlisted. RFP will be issued on April 15, 2011.


(ii) Mail Operations Solution
Objectives:
a) This will provide full article visibility across the supply of chain – from booking to delivery
b) It will help improve revenue generation through new services/products e.g., Logistics Post.
c) The solution will increase number of delivery channels for services/products, e.g. web portal and call centre.
Status:
Vendors have been shortlisted. RFP will be issued on April 15, 2011.

(iii) Enterprise-wide Human Resource Management Solution and Finance & Accounts Solution
Objective:
a) The solution would enable one single source of data across Department of Posts by online data capture and real time reconciliation
b) The solution would enable centralized payroll processing.
c) The solution would help the Department of Posts move from cash based to accrual based accounting system.
d) The Department Recruitment process would be streamlined.
Status:
Vendors have been shortlisted. RFP will be issued by April 15, 2011

(iv) Banking and Postal Life Insurance Solution:
Banking Solutions objectives
It will lead to Centralized processing of transactions/data, ATMs, Mobile Banking and Real time Banking. This will also enable e-commerce and web channels for customers.
Postal Life Insurance Solution objectives
a) It enables the complete insurance solution by eliminating delays and errors.
b) This will enable the interaction through multiple channels,
c) The solution would also enable safer and faster transactions including premium collection and disbursement.
Status:
RFP has been issued. Technical evaluation of Banking Solution will be completed by April 30, 2011.

(v) Change Management
Objective
Change Management for the India Post 2012 program will focus on effective management of change in technology and business process as a result of introduction of the IT solutions.

(vi) Establishment of Data Centre
Objective
Networking of all 1.55 lakh post offices
Status
RFP has been issued. Process of evaluation of bids is going on.

(vii) Rural ICT Service Integrator
Objective
To provide ICT services of Postal, Banking and Insurance in rural post offices
Status
RFP has been issued. Technical evaluation of bids will be completed by April 30, 2011.

(viii) Network Integrator
Status
RFP has been issued on April 06, 2011


II. COMPUTERIZATION OF 9,600 POST OFFICES
Orders have been placed for supply of computers to 9,600 post offices. Supply has commenced.


III. WHITE LABEL PRE-PAID CARDS
The Department is going to introduce White Label Pre paid cards in collaboration with banks.
Objective
The objective of launching this card is to leverage cash handling expertise and the network of India Post in order to facilitate non-cash based transactions for purchase of products and services at retail outlets across the country and to earn revenue through value added service.
This card will be magnetic strip based loaded with pre-determined amount in rupees and could be operated at merchant locations, ATMs and designated post offices.
Status
Department of Posts has got approval from the RBI. Partner banks are awaiting the approval from RBI.


IV. FLAT RATE BOXES
100 days agenda to introduce Pre-paid parcel boxes for domestic parcels for 1 Kg, 2.5 Kg and 5 Kg. The boxes will be sold through more than 800 post offices across the country.


V. PASSENGER RESERVATION SYSTEM (PRS) - 100 days Agenda
Railway Passenger Reservation System (PRS) to be provided through 71 more post offices (in addition to the existing 120 post offices) by March 31, 2011 to benefit people who are living away from Railway Booking Counters.
Status
Railway Passenger Reservation System has been provided to 12 more post offices.


VI. UP-GRADATION OF SPEED POST CENTERS - 100 days Agenda
17 more Speed Post centers to be equipped with handheld scanners and bar code readers to provide better track and trace facility to the customers.
Status
All 17 Speed Post centers have been up-graded.


VII. MICRO-INSURANCE POLICY – 100 days Agenda
To underwrite 45 lakh Micro-Insurance policies in Rural Areas.
Status
46.62 Lakh Micro-insurance policies have been underwritten in rural areas as on March 31, 2011.
SOURCE PIB NEWS 11-4-2011  CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

Monday, April 11, 2011

COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT IS NOT A MATTER OF RIGHT - S.C.

New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) Compassionate appointments cannot be made as a matter of right as it has to be done only when the family is in need of financial security after the death of the bread winner otherwise it would be unconstitutional, the Supreme Court said today. A bench of justices Aftab Alam and R M Lodha quashed a direction of the Madras High Court which directed appointment of M Selvanayagam in Karaikal Municipality, five years after the death of his father Meenakshisundaram, a watchman.
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GOVERNMENT ISSUES NOTIFICATION TO CONSTITUTE A JOINT DRAFTING COMMITTEE TO PREPARE DRAFT LOK PAL BILL

The Government of India has issued a Notification constituting a Joint Drafting Committee to prepare a draft of the Lok Pal Bill. The Joint Drafting Committee shall consist of Five nominee Ministers of the Government of India and Five nominees of Shri Anna Hazare (including himself).
The five nominee Ministers of the Government of India are as under:-
(i) Shri Pranab Mukherjee,
Union Minister of Finance.
(ii) Shri P. Chidambaram,
Union Minister of Home Affairs.
(iii) Dr Veerappa Moily,
Union Minister of Law and Justice.
(iv) Shri Kapil Sibal,
Union Minister of Human Resource and Development and Minister of Communication and Information Technology
(v) Shri Salman Khursheed,
Union Minister of Water Resources and Minister of Minority Affairs


The five nominees of Shri Anna Hazare (including himself) are as under:-
(i) Shri Anna Hazare
(ii) Shri Justice N. Santosh Hedge
(iii) Shri Shanti Bhushan, Senior Advocate
(iv) Shri Prashan Bhushan, Advocate
(v) Shri Arvind Kejriwal.
The Chairperson of the Joint Drafting Committee shall be Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
The Co-Chairperson of the Joint Drafting Committee shall be Shri Shanti Bhushan.
The Convenor of the Join Drafting Committee shall be Dr M. Veerappa Moily.
The Joint Drafting Committee shall commence its work forthwith and evolve its own procedure to prepare the proposed legislation.
The Joint Drafting Committee shall complete its work latest by 30th June, 2011.
Ministry of Law and Justice ( Legislative Department), Government of India New Delhi, Friday, April 8, 2011/Chaitra 18, 1933
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

PROMOTION OF ASSISTANT IN THE GRADE OF SECTION OFFICER OF CSS ON AD -HOC BASIS - EXTENSION THEREOF .

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CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - NETWORK INTERGRATOR (NI RFP)...

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NOTIFICATION PERTAINING TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR NETWORK INTERGRATOR FOR IT MODERNISATION PROJECT ..

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IMPORTANT CIRCULAR FROM NFPE - ATTENTION ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES

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DEBARMENT OF OFFICERS BELONGING TO CSS/CSSS /CSCS ON THEIR REFUSAL TO PROMOTION TO NEXT HIGHER GRADE

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TRANSFER POLICY FOR INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE OFFICERS (IPoS), GROUP ’A’

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EMPANELMENT OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP ‘A” OFFICERS FOR POSTING TO POSTAL DIRECTORATE

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Anna Hazare on Indefinite Fast Demanding enactment of a strong Anti Corruption Law called “Jan Lokpal Bill” .

Anna Hazare on Indefinite Fast (Today 4th Day) Demanding enactment of a strong Anti Corruption Law called "Jan Lokpal Bill" . Right now, Anna Hazare, a 73-year-old Gandhian, sits fasting in the burning sun, and he will stay until death -- unless the government agrees to consider a powerful law that could rid Indian politics of the scourge of corruption.
This "Modern Mahatma" is taking the utmost act of courage and determination to push through a bill that would give an independent body the power to punish corruption -- even in the Prime Minister's office. Across the country a movement has exploded, driving a media storm of pressure that's engulfing Singh. But dirty politicians are desperately trying to water down or kill the law.
For the first time in forty three years, we have the chance to change the way politics is done. Let's join together and stand with Anna Hazare to tackle corruption and clean up Indian politics. We have no time to lose -- sign the petition to be delivered directly to Prime Minister Singh and reported to the media, and spread the word to everyone:
All are requested to extend our solidarity support to these Peoples moment.

Friday, April 1, 2011

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ON MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME

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SAVE POSTAL DEPARTMENT STOP MCKENSY DICTATED REFORMS INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY 2011

JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI
                                                                                                                            Dated – 31.03.201
URGENT CIRCULAR
JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION DECIDES
INDEFINITE NATION WIDE STRIKE FROM 5TH JULY 2011
Submission of Charter of Demands and demonstration on 20th April 2011 Mass Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, Circle/Region/Divisional Offices on 25th May 2011
Joint circle conventions of all Circle and Divisional Secretaries in June 2011JCA National Leaders will address the Circle Level Joint Conventions
Mobilise the entire Postal and RMS Employees
Conduct General Bodies, Conventions, Group Meetings and office to office campaign Meet the MPs, MLAs and other representatives of the people and seek their intervention
Central JCA will seek the intervention of Hon’ble Minister Communications and IT Ensure maximum participation of employees in all programmes
MAKE THE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES CENT PERCENT SUCCESS