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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

STOP THIS ONSLAUGHT, STOP THE MCKINSEY REFORMS POSTAL WORKERS GIVE ULTIMATUM TO THE POSTAL BOARD 25.05.2011 DHARNA – REPORT FROM CIRCLES

Informations collected through SMS, E-mail about the conduct of Dharna on 25.05.2011 at various head quarters are furnished in the following link. This is not exhaustive.
The reports are very much encouraging and it established the commitment of Postal workers to save the Postal services despite various repressive measures unleashed in many circles against the conduct of this programme. We salute the RMS & MMS comrades for their rock like unity, solidarity and commitment in the JCA Call.
Let us strengthen the unity further and organize for an effective massive strike action from 05.07.2011.
 With struggle greetings,
(P.SURESH)  General Secretary R4
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Harmonization of fee payable under the Right to information Act. 2005.

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Laying of Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission before the Houses of Parliament.

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National Pension Scheme gives mixed bag of returns

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN NEW DELHI ON 25.05.2011 UNDER THE BANNER OF POSTAL JCA CONSISTING NFPE, FNPO AND GDS UNIONS.


Mass Dharna of Postal Workers was organized at Dak Bhawan,New Delhi on 25.05.2011 under the banner of Postal JCA consisting , NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions. About two thousand Postal, RMS and GDS employees gathered in front of Dak Bhawan from 9 A.M. morning. A meeting was held after demonstration and slogan shouting. This was presided by Com. T.N. Rahate President FNPO and G/S P-IV, Comrade R.N.Parashar offg. Secretary General NFPE welcomed all who assembled to participate in Mass Dharna .In his introductory speech he elaborately discussed the policy offensives and appealed entire rank and file to mobilize , unite and make the ensuing strike from 5th July, 2011 a grand success, so that the onslaught unleashed by the Department can be halted. From NFPE Coms. K.V Sridharan, G/S P-3, I.S. Dabas G/S P-4, Giri Raj Singh G/S R-3, P. Suresh G/S R-4 , Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn. , T. Satyanarayana G/S Postal Accounts and K.K. Sharma Vice President NFPE delivered their speech. From FNPO Coms. Ashok Sharma P-IV, Devender Kumar R-III, Daryav Singh R-IV, ND Kaushik P-III, O.P.Khanna Admn Union and Ram Veer Singh GDS Union also expressed their views.
DHARNA WAS GRAND SUCCESS
Encouraging reports are being received from all corners of country.
Revolutionary greetings to all Comrades who participated in Dharna.









Wednesday, May 25, 2011

POST SHOPPEE - JUST FOR INFORMATION

HISTORIC JUDGMENT ON TBOP, BCR GETS DILUTED IN SUPREME COURT

TBOP is equal to LSG and BCR is equal to HSG-II. The historic Judgement pronounced by Chennai CAT and uphold by High Court, Chennai has been diluted after the Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by the Department with the observation that the officials had been retired from service. However we could not get the desired results. The Directorate copy of the letter No. 93-12/2004-SPB –II dt. 23.05.2011 is furnished in the below link for the consumption of all viewers. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS/JUDGEMENT COPY

Saturday, May 21, 2011

CENSUS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

The main factors of census of Central Government employees are given below for your ready reference.
(1). As per the result of Census Enquiries, the total regular employment under Central Government as per this census was 31.16 lakh as against 31.64 lakh of previous census.
The employment has, thus, recorded a decline of 1.52%.


(2). Employment in Ministry of Railways was the highest (45.32%) followed by the
Ministry of Home Affairs (22.20%),
Defense civilian (11.35%),
Communications & IT (7.75%) and
Finance (3.62%).
Other Ministries/Departments collectively shared the rest of 9.76% of the total Central Government regular employment.

(3). Out of 31.16 lakh regular employees,
3.20 lakh were women.
The proportion of women in the total employment shows an increasing trend.
It is 10.28% in this census against 9.68% in previous census and thereby indicating empowerment of women.


(4). About 96% of regular Central Government employees were Non-Gazetted.
The overall ratio of Gazetted to Non-Gazetted employees was 1:22.
In Ministry of Railways, ratio, however, was 1:116.


(5). Amongst regular Central Government employees,
57.80% were holding Group-‘C’ posts and
30.62% were in Group-‘D’ posts(now Group-C).
8.63% were holding Group-‘B’ posts
whereas employees holding
Group –‘A’ posts were only 2.95%.


(6). About 21.13% of the regular Central Government employees were found to be in Grade pay of Rs. 2000 to 24000/- and
only 0.47% employees were in highest bracket of pay range-HAG with drawing basic pay of Rs. 75,500/- & above.


(7). Amongst regular Central Government employees,
15.66% were working at offices located in ‘A-1’ class cities, 
11.10% in ‘A’ class cities,
4.61% in B-I class cities and
15.31% in B-2 class cities.
The percentage of employees in ‘C’ class and other unclassified cities was 53.32%.


(8). Amongst States and Union Territory Administrations, the highest number of regular Central Government employees was in the State of
West Bengal (11.23%) followed by
Uttar Pradesh (9.97%),
Maharashtra (9.65%),
Delhi (6.61%),
Andhra Pradesh (6.44%) and
Tamil Nadu (4.66%).
In remaining States/U.Ts the proportion was less than 4%.
source: some web pages.

DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR INFORMATION WHERE MACPS IS LESS ADVANTAGEOUS ( MACP OR OLD SCHEME - OPTION )

File No. 4-7/(MACP/2009-PCC
Ministry of Communiction & IT,
Department of Posts Pay Commission Cell
Dak Bhawan, Sansd Marg,New Delhi-110001

Dated 16 May 2011.
To
All Chief Postmasters General, All Postmasters General.


Subject:- GRANT OF FINANCIAL UPGRADATION IN THE PROMOTION HIERARCHY INSTEAD OF GRADE PAY HIERARCHY UNDER THE MACPS-FURNISHING THE INFORMATION REGARDING.

Sir,


DOP&T vide OM No. 42012/1/2011-Estt (D) dated 05th May 2011(Copy enclosed has intimated that “ in the third meeting of the Joint Committee of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) held on 15 Mar. 2011, it has been decided that necessary information in respect of specific categories of employees where the MACPS is less advantageous that the erstwhile ACPS may be called to from Ministries of Railways, Defence, Urban Development, Home Affairs and Department of Posts for taking a conscious decision in the matter.”

2.In this context, I am directed to request you to send the requisite information/inputs on the issue latest by 30 May 2011 for onward submission to DOP&T.

“ Please accord priority to it.”


(Surender Kumar )
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
No. 42012/1/2011-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
( Department of Personnel & Training),Establishment (D)

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated 05 May,2011


Subject:- Grant of financial upgradation in the promotion hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy under the MACPS-furnishing the information regarding.


Based on the discussion with Staff Side in 3rd meeting of the Joint Committee of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) held on 15.03.2011 under the chairmanship of the Joint Secretary (Establishment) Department of Personnel & Training, it has been decided that the necessary information it has been decided that necessary information in respect of specific categories of employees where the MACPS is less advantageous that the erstwhile ACPS may be called to from Ministries of Railways, Defence, Urban Development, Home Affairs and Department of Posts for taking a conscious Decision in the matter.”
2. The Ministries of Railways, Defence, Urban Development, Home Affairs and Department of Posts are therefore, requested to send their information in the matter to this Department at the earliest.


(Prakash Nevatia)
Director (Establsihment)

Monday, May 16, 2011

PFRDA to review performance of fund managers on 17-5-2011

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CLARIFICATON ORDER FOR PROMOTIES ON MACP TO THE GROUP 'D' AND POSTMAN /MAILGUARD IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

Wheather to consider the appointment to Group ' D' cadre as entry grade and to Postman/Mailguard cadre as one promotion ?
Wheather the appointment to the cadre of postman post as entry grade ignoring the Group'D' post held prior to the appointment as the official wrote the postman examinations from Group'D' cadre directly, if so, ?
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Retirement of five government employees at 58 invalid–High Court

PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has held that reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58 years by the state government without the prior approval of the central government is invalid.   CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS/TIMES OF INDIA NEWS

Retirement age stays 60, pensioners disappointed

But some say it’s a good decision
Many city pensioners’ associations awaiting a decision on extension of retirement age of central government employees were disappointed on Monday when the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) decided to keep it at 60 instead of 62.
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ATTACK ON POSTMAN CADRE

There will be no sorting Postman hereafter Sorting Postman & Postman will be given a common generic designation of Postman
All Postmen shall be required to perform Beat Sorting.
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A Postman’s Knock — Literally

Comment on the book published by Dr.K.RamachandiranN, PMG, Mail Management, Chennai
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Over Time Allowance-Defence Ministry may issue order very soon

Sources from South Block told that the demand of paying Over time allowance as per the revised pay has been accepted by Defence (Finance) and the same has been forwarded to Finance Ministry for its approval .It is believed that Defence Ministry has got necessary approval from Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance last week. So it is expected that Ministry of Defence may issue the order very soon.

All the Defence Workers Federations like AIDEF,INDWF and BPMS have already demanded that over time allowance to be paid from 01-01-2006,as the 6CPC recommendations have been implemented from 01-01-2006.Though the details of the order has not been revealed, sources told that HRA and CCA may not be included in the over time pay calculation and the revised over time pay will be paid from 01-01-2006.If we analyze the pros and cons of this order at this time, then this will be like making hasty generalization ,as the order is not published yet.
Source: GServants

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Retirement Age to 62 - Central Cabinet Sub Committee likely to Approve

The retirement age of Central Government employees is likely to raise to 62 years.The decision in this regard may be taken by the Central Cabinet Sub Committee this week.

Friday, May 6, 2011

EXTENSION OF SCOPE OF FAMILY PENSION TO WIDOWED/DIVORCED/UNMARRIED DAUGHTER AND DEPENDENT DISABLED SIBLINGS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVANTS/PENSIONERS

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SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME LAUNCHED FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

Department of Posts will deposit Rs.200 per GDS per month
Union Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot and Department of Posts Secretary Radhika Doraiswamy (left) at the launch of the scheme in Gurgaon on Tuesday.

To provide post-retirement financial security to over 2.73 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), the Department of Posts has decided to deposit Rs.200 per GDS per month, said Union Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot while launching a new social security scheme for GDSs and their spouses here on Tuesday.  
Mr. Pilot, who launched the Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS), said it was being operationalised utilising the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)'s New Pension Scheme product — NPS-Lite.
The cost of the management of the scheme would be over Rs.70 crore annually, to be borne by the Union Government.
"The scheme has been designed to benefit the GDSs working mainly in the rural, remote and far-flung areas across the country. Some modifications in the NPS-Lite scheme have been made under the SDBS to suit the needs of the GDS," he added.
The Minister pointed out that the monthly deposits by the government would constantly grow through investments in different schemes/securities by the pension fund managers (PFM) appointed by the PFRDA.
"Forty per cent of the accumulations at the retirement of the GDS at 65 years will be invested to purchase an annuity, which will ensure that the GDS gets a monthly annuity throughout his/her life and later his/her spouse after his/her death. The GDS as a beneficiary will receive the balance 60 per cent of the accumulations in lump sum to meet his/her financial requirements as per their choice," he said.
"Backbone of Postal Department"
Describing the GDSs as the backbone of the Postal Department who are responsible for running the rural network of post offices, Mr. Pilot said the Department was committed to the welfare of such important constituent of postal human resources.
He also gave away Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN) cards to some GDSs.
According to Department of Posts Secretary Radhika Doraiswamy, "Of 2.73 lakh GDSs, 1.53 lakh have already opted for SDBS and 1.35 lakh have already received their PRAN cards. The existing GDSs have the option to join the new scheme or continue under the Severance Amount Scheme as per their choice. The new scheme is, however, mandatory for the GDS engaged on or after January 1, 2011."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Central Government employees’ retirement age to be extended by 2 years to 62

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No Income Tax filing of returns’ scheme for salaried class employees

‘No Filing of returns’ scheme for salaried class earning less than Rs. 5 Lakh to be notified by June, 2011 
The PTI Press Release intimates that the New Policy reg. ‘No Filing of returns’ scheme for salaried class earning less than Rs. 5 Lakh will be notified by June, 2011  
‘No return’ scheme for salaried class earning less than Rs. 5 Lakh to be notified by June The Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT), Sudhir Chandra, today said the scheme to exempt salaried people earning up to Rs 5 lakh annually from filing income tax returns will be notified in the first week of June. The scheme was announced in the Union Budget 2011‐12 by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.  
“A category of small‐salaried tax payers whose net salaried income is not above Rs 5 lakh and whose tax is deducted at source by the employer who files return, will be exempted from filing returns,” Chandra told reporters here.  
“The scheme for this category will be notified in the first week of June,” he said. “But if the taxpayer is claiming a refund from the I‐T department, then he will have to file the return.”  
The scheme will provide relief to about 70 to 80 lakh people from filing I‐T returns.  
“We are also trying to exempt small bank‐interest income, the tax on which has been deducted at source, under this scheme,” he said.  
“A new facility has been introduced on filing of electronic returns. At the click of the mouse, a portal will open…on which you can view every month how much money your employer has deducted, and whether it has been deposited in the government kitty,” Chandra said.
Source : PTI

Sunday, May 1, 2011

MCKINSEY PRESENTATION ON AMERICAN POSTAL SERVICES -- 2nd MARCH, 2010

 Comrades,
Please go through the vision document of Mckinsey on the American Postal Services, USPS. To ensure a viable Postal Service for America, An Action Plan for the Future (year 2020), Mckinsey Company has given a presentation on 2nd March, 2010. Below are the some of the salient points. Is it difficult to identify the underlying central theme of the recommendations made and the ongoing experiments of Mckinsey on the India Posts!!
These are the Fundamental Changes suggested:

1. Fundamental Change : Service Level opportunities 
  •  Change Service Levels from 1-3 day to 2-5 days for First Class  Mail.
  • Change delivery location to curbside(the side of a pavement or street that is bordered by pavement) or cluster mail boxes.
  • Reduce delivery frequency to 3 or 5 days a week. 
  • Expand access through alternative channels.   a) Private Sector partnership b)Kiosks c) Direct (e.g. online, mobile)
2. Fundamental Change : Workforce opportunities
  • As career employees leave, replace them with non-career employees. Improve workforce flexibility
  • Take advantage of natural attrition (reduction in workforce)
  • Align workforce costs with overall market trends.
3. Fundamental Change : Pricing opportunities
  • Apply for exigent(urgent) price increase
  • Increase prices on select products to cover costs vig. periodicals, non-profit mail, media and Library mail.
4. Non-Legislative Changes : 
  • New product innovations such as Hybrid Mail
  • Exigent Price increases.
5. Legislative Changes :
  • Significant change in the retail net work through a combination of increased access with partners and eventual franchising and /or closure of existing locations.
  • Eliminating / reducing subsidies non-profits.
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Medical Facilities for inpatient treatment and post-operative follow-up treatment to CGHS Beneficiaries in Non-CGHS areas

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