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)
16th MARCH 2017 STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS (IN RMS& MMS)On behalf of CHQ R4 NFPE, We convey our thanks, Congratulations and revolutionary greetings to all leaders and members of R4 NFPE unions(RMS & MMS) who contributed their best in making 16th March -2017 Strike a Grand Success.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

MEETING WITH MINISTER

 
Meeting with Sri. Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Minister of State of Communications, was held today (21.01.2012) at 11.00 AM. Meeting lasted for 30 minutes. The staff side presented a memorandum to the Minister, containing the issues which needs Minister’s intervention. (See the copy published in the website). Minister agreed to examine each case on its merits and take early decision. The following issues were discussed with the Minister, in detail. Issues relating to Gramin Dak Sevaks
Issues relating to casual, Part-time, Contingent employees
Revision of overtime allowance                                     

Regarding GDS issues like status, promotion etc. Minister assured to examine the cases in detail and taken a decision at the earliest. Regarding reduction of existing allowances of GDS, the Minister gave on the spot instructions to the Secretary, Department of Posts, to issue orders protecting the existing TRCA in full. Further regarding cash handling point Minister directed Secretary that it should be finalized before 31st January 2012. He assured that the other issues like Bonus ceiling, providing norms for left out items etc. will also be given sympathetic consideration. Regarding casual labourers issues Minister gave direction to the Postal Board to expedite the orders. Minister further assured that he will definitely call for the files relating to the other items mentioned in the memorandum and an indepth examination of the issues will be made and decision taken early.

The staff side thanked the Minister for giving us an opportunity to present our cases in front of him. The staff side was represented by Com. M. Krishnan (S/G, NFPE), Sri. D. Theagarajan (S/G, FNPO), Com. K. V. Sridharan, (G/S, P3, NFPE), Com. L. D. Kaushik (P3, FNPO), Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (G/S P4, NFPE) Com. Ashok Sharma (P4, FNPO), Com. Giriraj Singh (G/S, R3, NFPE), Com. Devendra Kumar, Com. Pawan Kumar (R3, FNPO), Com. P. Suresh (G/S, R4 NFPE), Com. K.K.Sharma Treasurer CHQ R4, Com. Satish Chander (R4, FNPO), Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee (G/S, Admn. NFPE), Com. S. B. Yadav (AIPAEA), Com. O. P. Khanna (G/S AIPAOA), Com. S. S. Mahadevaiah (G/S AIPEDEU), Com. Gautam Das (Org. Secy., NUGDS), Com. R. N. Parashar (ASG, NFPE).
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

ALL INDIA STRIKE ON 28. FEBRUARY .2012

NFPE * FNPO * AIPEDEU * NUGDS
ALL INDIA STRIKE ON 28.02.2012
JOINT CALL OF ALL CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS & FEDERATIONS
INTUC, BMS, AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF, SEWA

AGAINST THE ANTI WORKING CLASS POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NFPE * FNPO * AIPEDEU * NUGDS
UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO JOIN THE
HISTORIC STRIKE ON 28.02.2012

The attack on Postal and RMS Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks is mainly due to the policy of the Government against which all the Central Trade unions and Federations are jointly fighting. We as Postal workers, it is our duty to join the working class in its fight against the anti-labour policies of the Government. The Central JCA (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEDEU, NUGDS) calls upon the entire Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to conduct intensive preparations for making the 28th February 2012 All India Strike a complete success. Strike notice will served by the Central JCA to the Secretary, Department of Posts.

INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF

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Orders on uniforms
Imposing Punishment on non performance OTA
FR 17 (A) – Clear cut guidelines
No Melas on Sundays/Holidays – Implementation of the order in letterand spirit.
Postmen committee – Re-Constitution
Filling up of GDS Posts –Detailed guidelines

Friday, January 13, 2012

STRIKE CALLED OFF


Dear Comrades,
The proposed indefinite strike to be held from 17/01/2012 is called off by the Central JCA. The details will be intimated in due course.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 17TH JANUARY,2012

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
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 17TH JANUARY 2012
· Three rounds of discussion held on 27.12.2011 10.01.2012 & 12.01.2012
· No Improvement on major demands
· Postal Board Adament on Merger of Post offices and implementations of L1, L2 in RMS
· Other demands also no Result-oriented action
· Earlier assurances still not implemented
CENTRAL JCA MET ON 11.01.2012 UNANIMOUSLY DECIDES TO GO AHEAD WITH THE INDEFINITE STRIKE MAKE THE STRIKE CENT PERCENT SUCCESS
We are in receipt of encouraging reports from various circles and divisions about the mobilization by grass root level workers and leaders for the total participation of employees in the Indefinite Strike from 17th January 2012 as per the call of Central Joint council of Action (NFPE, FNPO & GDS Unions)
Inspite of our vehement opposition the Postal Board is adamant on implementing Mckinsey consultancy reforms (L1, L2) in RMS. Further regarding closure/merger of Post offices, they are violating the earlier assurances and going on justifying the merger of Post office. On other demands assurances given in July 2011 is repeated and no result oriented action is forth coming.
In these circumstances the Central JCA meeting held on 11.01.2012 has unanimously decided to intensify the strike preparations and go on indefinite strike from 17th January 2012.
MAKE ALL OUT EFFORTS TO MAKE THE  STRIKE A HISTORIC SUCCESS

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TALKS FAILED - GO AHEAD WITH PREPARATIONS TO MAKE THE STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS

Central JCA Meeting held on 11-01-2012 unanimously decided to go ahead with the INDEFINITE STRIKE from 17th January 2012.

NO PROGRESS IN STRIKE NEGOTIATIONS

Comrades, Discussions with Secretary Department of Posts along with other Postal Board members held today i.e.10-01-2012 for nine hours from 11AM to 9PM. All items in the charter of demands discussed. No improvement from earlier position. Central JCA meeting at 11AM on 11-01-2012 at 11AM. Go ahead with the strike preparations.

Stepping up of pay of senior member of All India Service vis-à-vis pay of his junior in the cadre — regarding

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Re-imbursement of rent to Government servants during their stay in State Bhavans/Guest Houses run by State Governments/Autonomous Organizations, etc

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Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 family pensioners – meeting chaired by Secretary (Pension) on 3/11/11

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Information on Identification of new urban colonies for setting up of franchise outlets under Franchise Scheme

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

DISCUSSION IN THE JCM NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING

Conf/01/2012 Dated: 07.01.2012
Dear Comrades
A brief on the outcome of the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 5th January 2012 is given below.
BRIEF ON THE DISCUSSIONS HELD IN ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING
The IV meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 5.1.2012. The meeting was chaired by Shri Mishra Secretary DOP&T.
The Chairman welcomed all members of Official and Staff Side and expressed New Year Greetings while making his introductory remarks.


The Leader Staff Side also welcomed the Chairman and gave new year's Greetings. The following issues were raised by him and by other Staff Side Members:-


Meeting of the National Council and other forums should be convened as often as possible and at least once in four months.


The issue relating to increment should be resolved in this meeting.


Issues relating to MACP may be allowed to be settled departmentally.


The 2 (actually 11) items which have not as yet been included in the agenda should be included and discussed by arranging another meeting.


The meeting of the National Council which has not met for about 2 years may soon be convened.


Issues relating to Loco Drivers (not getting any benefit of MACP) should be discussed and resolved on priority basis
Several decisions taken in the Railway Departmental Anomaly Committee have been referred to Department of Expenditure long time back, but these have not been disposed of. This may be expedited.


The following agenda items were then discussed on the basis of Status Note given by the Official Side:-
Items No. 1 to 4 & 5 (iii) - Anomaly in fixation of pay band in case of merger of pay scales.
The Staff side reiterated that since the pre-revised scales 5000-8000 [S9]; 5500-9000 [S10]; 6500-9500[S11]; and 6500-10500[S12] were merged and all are given the benefit of placement in the new Grade Pay 4200 equivalent to pre-revised 6500-10500 scale, the starting of the Pay Band 2 cannot be computed on the minimum of the erstwhile S9 Scale of Pay viz., Rs.5000/-. In fact the commencement point of the Pay Band 2 should be at Rs.12090/- based on the minimum of S12 scale [6500X1.86 = 12090] instead of Rs.9300/- computed by multiplying Rs.5000/- by 1.86.


The Official Side however insisted that what has been recommended by the Commission is correct in terms of the above principle stated by the Commission; this was not acceptable to the Staff Side.


The official side then stated that this item may be further discussed in the next meeting.


Item No 5 (i) and 34 & 35 - Reopening of the option for fixation of pay on promotion.
The Staff Side pointed out that the orders reopening the option up to 31.12.2010 was received in the lowest formations late & therefore all persons could not exercise the reopening option and therefore it should be extended up to 31.12.12. Defense Staff Side also raised the issue of not allowing this option to those who have been promoted to Master Craftsman upgraded post as because final orders have been issued late.


The official side agreed to refer these matters to DOPT, which would be considered and decided.


Item No. 5 (iii) - Special Allowance & Qualifying Pay.
The Staff Side pointed out that special qualifying pay may have been treated as allowance but it is treated as pay for purpose of fixation of pay on promotion to higher post. The result is that senior employees who have been promoted during the period 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 get the benefit of pre-revised qualification pay when they have been promoted whereas the junior employees promoted on or after 1.9.2008 have been granted the benefit of doubled qualification pay and therefore the seniors are getting fixed at lower stage.


The official Side agreed to look into this matter


Item No.5 (iv) - Anomaly in fixation of pay between Direct Recruits & Promotees.
The Staff Side pointed out that in terms of FR 22 no person who is promoted should be fixed below the minimum of the Pay Scale of the higher post and as the system of Pay Bands have been introduced clubbing several posts, the Commission has devised a formula for fixing the entry pay (which is always the minimum) for fresh recruits. That being the case all promotes have to be fixed not below the said minimum i.e. the entry pay of the fresh recruit for each grade pay.


Official side insisted that what they have ordered i.e. stepping up the pay of promotes to the post subject to certain conditions is more than enough and if there are certain difficulties, these may be referred to be considered.


The Staff Side however insisted that all the conditionalities may be withdrawn and all Promotees may be fixed at the entry pay of that post for the direct recruitee if there is a quota for direct recruitment in that post irrespective of any new recruitee has joined the post or not


The official side stated that the matter may be discussed in the next meeting.


Item No (v) - Date of Next Increment.
The Staff Side urged for grant of one increment in pre revised pay scale on 1.1.2006 as one time measure in respect of all those whose next increment would be between 1.2.2006 to 30.6.2006 and then re-fixing them in the revised pay band and to grant next increment on 1.7.2006. This is only as a one-time measure and we would not demand similar treatment in respect of others.


The official side then agreed to the above formulation.


Item No 5 (vii) - Temporary Status casual labourers.
The Staff Side pointed out that as per the scheme of Temporary Status, these employees have been granted the pre-revised minimum of Rs.2550-3200 applicable to the lowest post with the benefit of annual increment etc. Therefore so far as pay scale are concerned they are being treated as regular employees. They have to be granted the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 and fixed at Rs.7000 with effect from 1.1.2006 if they are already matriculates and if not they should be given the training and then fixed at Rs.7000 with grade pay of Rs.1800 w.e.f. 1.1.2006.


The official side noted this demand and assured consideration.


Item No.11 - Grant of Revised Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2006.
After discussion it was indicated that the issue may be discussed further in the next meeting before recording a disagreement if necessary.


Item No 12& 13 - Transport Allowance.
The Staff Side pointed out that the calculations desired by the official side are already available in item no. 13. It has been pointed out that Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs. 3200 granted to those in PB-3 of grade pay Rs.5400 and above is 2.9 times of their pre-revised TA+CCA which was Rs.1100. The Transport Allowance in respect of Grade Pay of Rs.4600 & 4200 has been revised to Rs.1600 which is only 2.28 times of the pre-revised TA+CCA amounting to Rs.700/-.


The demand was that the raise granted in respect of grade pay of Rs.4600 & 4200 should also be 2.9.times of Rs.700 which would work out to Rs.2030.
The official side stated that this is a new demand and cannot be treated as anomaly.


The Staff Side then stated that this item would be included in the agenda of the National Council


Item No.14 - Revision of the existing allowance which are to be replaced by new schemes.
In the last meeting it was stated that if within six months the new schemes are not finalized and introduced, the rates of these allowance like risk Allowance & Patient Care Allowance would be doubled.


The official side agreed to take a decision in this matter within a month's time i.e. latest by 5.2.2012.


Item No.15, 16, 17 - Parity in pension.


In Para 5.1.47, the VI CPC has stated that in order to maintain the existing modified parity between present and future retirees it will be necessary to allow same fitment benefit as is being recommended for existing employees.


Having so recognised the maintenance of parity between the present and future retirees, the Commission has not extended the following liberalization benefits.


- Full pension after completion of 10/20 years of qualifying service


- Last pay drawn for determination of pension if it is more advantageous than the average emoluments and


- 50% of Grade Pay as against 40% of pre-revised basic pension


Benefit of these liberalisations may be extended to present pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 (we do not want arrears) so that parity between present and future retirees is ensured as desired by the VI CPC.
The official side suggested that the matter may be discussed in the next meeting and disagreement if necessary will then be recorded.


The Staff Side also pointed out the latest judgment of full bench of Principal Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal according to which the clarificatory orders issued by Department of Pension dated 30th October 2008 for determining the modified parity has been quashed and Government has been directed to grant 50% /30% of sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay of the corresponding pay scale of the post from which the employee had retired and re-fix the pension / family pension with effect from 1.1.2006 and pay arrears.


The official side stated that the Judgment is being considered and decision would be soon taken.


Item No. 20 - Daily Allowance on Tour.
The Staff Side insisted that rates of daily allowance may be doubled if the present system of reimbursement on the basis of actual expenditure on conveyance, boarding and lodging etc. are not suitable / practicable in the case of employees who go on tour to places where there are no such hotels / restaurants and the Auto drivers do not issue the receipts.


They also pointed out that when all allowances have been doubled and the Railway has also already doubled the rate of daily allowance on tour, why the Government should insist that DA should be at the pre-revised rates which are quite inadequate to meet the expenses on conveyance, boarding and lodging.


The matter was deferred to be discussed in the next meeting.


Item No. 24, 25, 26 - Commutation of pension.
The Staff Side demand is that option of Commutation had been given when a person retires. The commutation was allowed in terms of pension then fixed on the basis of pre-revised pay etc on the day following the date of retirement and in terms of the Table then in force


If as a result of revision of pay and consequent revision of pension, additional amount of commutation arose the table which was applicable on date of retirement will have to be operated.


The New Table which has come in to force on or after 1.9.2008 cannot be made applicable in determination of additional commutation value which Table was not in existence on date of retirement.


The official side deferred this item for next meeting and to consider recording of disagreement if need be only in that meeting.


Item No. 28 - Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 for Asstt. Accounts/Audit Officer.
In the last meeting it was agreed that this and other connected issues would be discussed separately outside this forum by the Jt. Secretary (Estt.) & Jt. Secretary (Pers) with the Staff Side.


Though a detailed note has been sent to the above officers, no meeting has been fixed to discuss the note.


It was stated that a meeting would soon be fixed


As there was no time, it was decided that next meeting of the National Anomaly Committee may be fixed soon and before the Budget session of Parliament commences.

LSG RECRUITMENT RULES 2011

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CCS (Leave) (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2011 - “Seamen’s sick leave”

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Friday, January 6, 2012

6th CPC Increment Issue : Settled in the meeting of fourth National Anomaly Committee

DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT – AGENDA ITEM No.5(v) : “To grant one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised scale of pay for all those whose increment falls between 1st Feb and 30th June 2006. This is applicable only for those who were in service as on 1.1.2006. They will draw their next increment in the new Pay Band on 1st July 2006”.

Confederation of Central Government Employees Secretary General Shri.K.K.N.Kutty (Staff Side Member – National Anomaly Committee) has written in his blog about the issue of increment loss in the pre-revised scale for those whose increment falls between 1st Feb and 30th June 2006.


He said that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today as scheduled. 28 items were subjected to discussions. The next meeting of the Anomaly Committee will finalize the left out items. A note on discussion of the 28 items discussed today is being finalized by the Confederation Headquarters and the same will be placed on our website tomorrow.


In the meantime we are to inform you that the Government has today agreed in the Anomaly Committee meeting to grant one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised scale of pay for all those whose increment falls between 1st Feb and 30th June 2006. This is applicable only for those who were in service as on 1.1.2006. They will draw their next increment in the new Pay Band on 1st July 2006.

Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to CGHS beneficiaries – regarding

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Guidelines / Criteria for reimbursement of expenses for In-Vitro Fertilisation(IVF) treatment to CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules. 1944

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108

No: Z. 15025/5/201 1-CGHS III/CGHS (P)                                  Dated, the 2 November, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Guidelines / Criteria for reimbursement of expenses for In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment to CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules. 1944.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been receiving requests for providing clarifications as to whether the expenditure incurred on In-Vitro Fertilisation ((IVF) treatment is admissible under CGHS, and if so. whether any guidelines have been laid down for reimbursement of the expenses incurred on IVF treatment.


(2) The matter has been examined by a Technical Committee of the Heads of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of Government Medical institutions, and based on the recommendations of the Committee, the following guidelines are laid down for considering cases for reimbursement of expenses incurred on IVF treatment by CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944:-
(I) Requests for IVF treatment will be considered only on the basis of advice tendered by the Head of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of a Government Medical institution;


(ii) Permission for IVF treatment to be undertaken may be given by the Head of Department in the Ministries / Departments on the recommendations of the Head of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of a Government Medical institution;

(iii) IVF procedure will be allowed in a Government Medical institution on the recommendations of the Head of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of a Government Medical institution;


(iv) IVF procedure may be allowed, on a case to case basis, in a private medical institution if the Institution is registered with the State / Central Government and has the necessary facilities including equipment and trained man power for carrying out the procedure. It is, however, mandatory to obtain the recommendations of the Head of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of a Government Medical institution for permitting the procedure to be undertaken in a private institution;

(V) There should be clear evidence of failure of conventional treatment before permitting IVF treatment procedure;
(vi) The age of women undergoing IVF treatment procedure should be between 21 and 39 years
(vii) The woman has to be married and living with her husband;
(viii) The IVF treatment procedure will be allowed only in cases of infertility where the couple has no living issue
(ix) Reimbursement of expenditure incurred on IVF procedure will be allowed upto a maximum of 3 (three) fresh cycles;
(X) An amount not exceeding Rs.65,000/- (Rupees sixty five thousand only) per cycle or the actual cost, whichever is lower, will be allowed for reimbursement. This amount will be inclusive of the cost of drugs and disposables and monitoring cost during IVF procedures;
(xi) As IVF treatment is a planned procedure, reimbursement cases can be considered by the Ministries / Departments only if prior approval was obtained by the beneficiary for undergoing the IVF treatment.
(xii) There will be a onetime permission for availing IVF treatment consisting of three cycles in total, which would be admissible to the beneficiary. The concerned Ministry / Department shall obtain an undertaking from the applicant that he / she has not claimed the reimbursement earlier from the Government of India in the past and will not claim it in the future.
These guidelines come into force from the date of issue of the Office Memorandum and reimbursement cases of IVF treatment undertaken after the issue of the Office Memorandum only can be considered by the Ministries / Departments.


4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, vide Dy. No.C.1747/IFD (Health)/2011 dated the 21st November,October, 2011


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[V.P. Singh]
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India