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)
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHION 23.05.2017 (TUESDAY 12 AM TO 04 PM)NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON SAME DAYMORE THAN 2000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PROTEST DHARNA.

Friday, July 26, 2013

C. G. Employees and their dependents can avail treatment in a non empanelled Private hospitals in emergency conditions and get reimbursement

(G.I MH OM No. F. No. S. 14025/14/2012-MS, dated 11.06.2013)


Revision of rates for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred in emergency conditions under CS (MA) Rules, 1944

The undersigned is directed to state that the issue of revision of rates for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on availing medical treatment in emergency conditions under CS (MA) Rules, 1944, when treatment is taken in a non-empanelled private hospital, has been under consideration of the Government for some time.

2. It has now been decided that, reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by a Central Government employee covered under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 on availing medical treatment for himself and his dependent family members in emergency conditions, would be allowed as per the prevailing non –NABH CGHS rates as applicable to a CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates applicable to the nearest CGHS covered city in case of non-CGHS city, as the case may be, or the actuals, whichever is less.

3. For the medical treatment in such cases where package rates are prescribed under CGHS, the non-NABH rates of the CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates of the nearest CGHS city (in case of non-CGHS covered city) or the actuals, whichever is less, will be applicable.

4. This OM supersedes all earlier orders issued from time to time under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 on this subject for allowing reimbursement of medical expenses in emergency conditions when treatment is taken in a non-empanelled private hospital.

5. This OM will come into effect from the date of issue.

6. This issue with the concurrence of the Integrated Finance Division vide their Dy. No. C-282, dated 22.05.2013.

Pensioners Portal Orders - Clarification on issue of Identity Cards to Central Government Pensioners

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Pensioners Portal Orders - The next meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013

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NFPE WESTERN ZONE STUDY CAMP

2013 August 25th & 26th Pushkar (Rajasthan) As you are aware the South Zone Study Camp of NFPE was held at Chennai, Central Zone Study Camp was held at Vidisha (MP) and Eastern Zone Study Camp at Guwahati (Assam) was also held successfully. The next camp for Western Zone will be held at Pushkar (Rajastahan). Delegates from affiliates of NFPE from Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir shall attend the two days Western Zone Study Camp.
 The number of delegates allotted to each circle union is furnished as below:

Circle
P3
P4
R3
R4
GDS
Admin
Postal Accounts
SBCO
Civil Wing
Casual Labour
Total
Rajasthan
50
50
10
5
10
1
1
1
--
1
129
Delhi
15
15
10
3
2
1
1
1
--
1
49
Himachal Pradesh
10
10
5
1
5
1
1
1
--
--
34
Haryana
10
15
10
2
5
1
1
1
--
1
46
Punjab
15
12
10
2
5
1
1
1
--
1
48
J & K
5
5
3
-
3
1
1
1
--
--
19
Total
105
107
48
13
30
6
6
6
--
4
325

In addition all General Secretaries of the above unions shall attend the camp.
Circle Secretaries are requested to select the delegates of their union immediately and instruct them to book the up and down tickets without any further delay. They should reach Pushkar (Rajasthan) before 08-30 AM on 25th August 2013. They can leave the camp only after 6 PM on 26th August 2013. Maximum lady comrades may be included as delegates. The names of the delegates attending the camp should be intimated to the respective General Secretaries before 15th August 2013. Delegates fee per head is fixed as Rs. 600/- (Rs. Six Hundred only). Exact venue and programme notice will be sent separately.
All General Secretaries are requested to instruct their circle Secretaries suitably for immediate follow up action.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING CIRCULAR

Circular No. 2/2013                                                         Dated – 23.07.2013

NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING
22.07.2013 – NEW DELHI

CONFEDERATION DECIDES TO TAKE STRIKE BALLOT FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE

Dear Comrades,
The first meeting of the National Secretariat of the Confederation was held at New Delhi on 22.07.2013. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, presided. The following office bearers were present:
Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor), Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President), Com. M. S. Raja (Working President), Com. Giriraj Singh (Vice President), Com. M. Durai Pandian (Vice President), Com. N. Somaiah (Vice President), Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General), Com. K. V. Jayaraj (Asst Secretary), Com. Pijush Roy (Asst. Secretary) Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (Asst. Secretary), Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Financial Secretary), Com. G. Mani Achari (Org. Secretary) Com. R. P. Singh (Org. Secretary) Com. Arup Chatterjee (Org. Secretary).

The following office bearers applied for leave/expressed their inability to attend:
Com. R. N. Parashar (Asst. Secretary) Com. C. P. Sobhana (Org. Secretary) Com. Venkata Subramanian (Org. Secretary), Com. K. P. Rajagopal (Secretary)

The following office bearers could not reach due to train late/cancellation:
Com. T. Narasimhan (Vice President), Com. B. Krishna Gaud (Asst. Secretary), Com. Nilesh D. Nasare (Org. Secretary) Com. P. Suresh (Org. Secretary) Com. V. Nageswara Rao (Org. Secretary), Com. T. Satyanarayana (Org. Secretary), Com. T. K. R. Pillai (Auditor).

The following comrades were absent:
Com. Ashok B. Salunke (Vice President), Com. Ashok Kumar Kanojia (Org Secretary) Com. R. Seethalakshmi (Org. Secretary), Com. Y. Purohit (Org. Secretary).
Before Commencement the meeting paid homage to Late Com. Samar Mukherjee, Ex-MP and Veteran Parliamentarian by observing two minutes silence.

Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, in his opening remarks, explained the background of events which led to the formation of a Joint Council of Action of Railway (AIRF) Defence (AIDEF) and Confederation and also pointed out its weaknesses and limitations. He stressed the need to further strengthen the unity. He opined that on the 15 point charter of demands, Confederation must conduct its own independent campaign and agitational programmes. If the Railway and defence Federations come forward for serious agitational programmes including indefinite strike we must join such campaign and strike action.
Com. K. Raghavendran, Ex-Working President, Confederation also addressed the meeting. Thereafter discussion on all agenda items took place.

The following are the main highlights and decision of the National Secretariat meeting
1.      Review of 24th National Conference held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May 2013
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General made a brief presentation of the Conference proceedings, which was approved by the house after discussion.

2.      15 Pointes charter of demands and future course of action.
The meeting decided to organize independent campaign and agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike. The specific decisions were:
(i) To organize state level joint strike conventions of C-o-C with the participation of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federations during the month of August 2013. Whereever the C-O-C functioning is not satisfactory or has no participation of district units, efforts must be taken to revamp the committee.
(ii)  To organize mass Relay dharna at different places in all important stations during the first week of September 2013 (from 02.09.2013 to 07.09.2013).
(iii)To conduct nationwide strike ballot during the last week of September 2013(On 25, 26 and 27th September) Model of the ballot will be sent later.
(iv)To convene the Central Working Committee/Central Executive committee meetings of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federations before the 1stweek of October 2013. All India Office Bearers of the Confederation may be invited to attend the meeting.

3.      Joint programme of AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation:
It was decided to make all out effort to further strengthen the Joint council of action (JCA) and also to launch serious agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike before December 2013.

4.      Formation of State Committees and District Committees
It was decided to reorganize the COCs which are defunct or not functioning satisfactorily. This is to be done when the state level strike campaign conventions are organized. Participation of representatives of all affiliates should be ensured in the conventions.

5.      Conducting of All India Mahila Convention of the Confederation.
It was decided to conduct two day’s All India Mahila Convention at New Delhi in the 3rd week of October 2013. C-O-C Delhi has agreed to host the Mahila Convention. Delegate fee shall be Rs.600/- per delegate. Participation of maximum number of Lady comrades from all states/affiliates should be ensured.

6.      Organising Trade Union Education Camp:
It was decided to hold the Trade Union Education Camp at Mumbai in November/December 2013. Number of participants shall be 150 (maximum). Delegate fee Rs. 600/- per delegate Postal, ITEF, Audit & Accounts and Atomic Energy delegates accommodation shall be arranged by their respective Federations. C-O-C Mumbai shall function as the Reception committee. Date and Venue will be intimated later.

7.      Publication of journal
Decided to publish a monthly journal. Name of the journal shall be “CONFEDERATION NEWS” (subject to availability at RNI) Editorial Board shall consist of Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor) Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President) Com. M. S. Raja (Working President) Com. M .Krishnan (Secretary General) com. K. P. Rajagopal (Secretary) and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Financial Secretary).

8.      Financial Review:
Financial Secretary shall present the actual picture in the next meeting. Meanwhile letters should be sent to all affiliated unions to remit the arrears of quota immediately.

9.      Letter from ITEF and reply
A letter received from Secretary General, ITEF and the reply given, regarding the election of new office bearers of the Confederation was presented in the meeting by the Secretary General, Confederation. It was decided to send an appeal letter to the ITEF requesting them to resolve the issue amicably.

10.  Affiliation to new organizations:
The application for affiliation received from the following two organisations was considered and it is decided to grant affiliation subject to their accepting the terms & conditions for affiliation.
(i)     Indian School of Mines Karmachari Sangh, Dhanbad.
(ii)   Song and Drama Division Employees Associations, New Delhi

11.  National Convention of Central Trade Unions on 6th August 2013.
The available National Secretariat members/leaders at Delhi will attend the convention on 6th.
President, Com. K. K. N. Kutty in his concluding remarks, briefed decisions taken in the meeting. The meeting ended at 5 PM.

IMPLEMENT THE DECISIONS
All office Bearers, State Committees, other C-O-Cs and Affiliated Unions/ Associations/ Federations are requested to implement the above mentioned decisions of the National Secretariat meeting, WITHOUT FAIL.

This may be treated as most urgent/important,

Fraternally yours,
                                                                                               
(K. K. N. Kutty)                                                                                     (M. Krishnan)
President                                                                                             Secretary General
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New rules of filing tax returns

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

COM. GURUDAS DAS GUPTA, HON'BLE MP,(CPI) & GENERAL SECRETARY AITUC, LETTER TO HON'BLE MOC, ON GDS ISSUES.

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Payment of Arrears of family pension where no member of family is eligible to receive family pension.


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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
23-July-2013
Payment of Arrears of family pension
In case of death of a pensioner, all money payable to the pensioner on account of pension are payable to the nominee of the deceased pensioner. In the absence of any valid nomination made by the pensioner, the arrears of his/her pension are paid to the legal heir. However, dependants of some pensioners expressed difficulties in obtaining the legal heir-ship certificates and represented that the necessity of production of legal heir-ship certificates may be waived where the amount of arrears payable is small. 
In such cases a provision had been made in 1985 for Payment of Lifetime Arrears of Pension on the basis of any documentary proof regarding the relationship and heir-ship of the claimant if the gross amount of arrears does not exceed Rs.25,000. If the gross amount did not exceed Rs.5,000 and case represented no peculiar features, the Accounts Officer was authorised to make the payment on his own authority. 

The Government has further looked into the matter and decided to increase the limits of Rs.5000 and Rs.25000 to Rs.50,000 and Rs.2,50,000 respectively. 
At present in the event of death of a family pensioner, the right to receive any arrears of family pension automatically passes on to the eligible member of the family next in line. Where there is no member in the family who is eligible to receive family pension after the death of the family pensioner, the payment of arrears of family pension is made on the basis of succession certificate. Now, it has also been decided that the payment of arrears of family pension up to Rs.2,50,000 may be made where no member of family is eligible to receive family pension. 
Detailed instructions are available at Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s website www.persmin.nic.in. [click here to view Pensioner Portal's Order]*****PIB(Release ID :97362)

Grant of Family Pension and Gratuity to the eligible member of the family of any employee/pensioner

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
23-July, 2013
Grant of Family Pension and Gratuity to the eligible member of the family of any employee/pensioner 
Family pension is payable to the family of a Government employee or pensioner after his death. Difficulties in payment arise when a Government Servant or pensioner goes missing. Clarificatory instructions have recently been issued by the Central Government for payment of benefits in such cases. 

According to these instructions, the family must lodge a report with the concerned police station and obtain a report from the police, that the employee or pensioner or family pensioner has not been traced despite all efforts made by them. 
The report may be a First Information Report or any other report such as a Daily Diary or General Diary Entry. 
The family can apply for the grant of family pension, amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF and gratuity (whatever has not already been received) to the Head of Office of the organisation where the employee or pensioner had last served, six months after lodging of police report. 
The amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF will be paid to the family in the first instance as per the nominations made by the employee or pensioner on filling of a police report and submission of an indemnity bond. 
Detailed instructions are available at Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s website www.persmin.nic.in. [click here to view Pensioner Portal Order]
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Top 8 Financial Products Offered By Indian Post Office

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DISCUSSION ON JCA CHARTER OF DEMANDS WITH SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ON 02.08.2013


No.8/4/2013-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(S.R. Section)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, Dated the 18/07/2013

Meeting Notice

          Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of NFPE and FNPO had submitted a memorandum on 01/04/2013 on the pending problems of Postal and RMS employees.  A status note duly approved by Secretary (Posts) was sent to both the federations.

          It has now been decided to convene a meeting to discuss the issues raised in the memorandum under the chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts) on 02/08/2013 at 1100 hrs. in the Committee Room, Dak Bhavan.  You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

 -Sd-
(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Contribute to Prime Minister's Relief Fund - Appeal of Secretary Dept of Posts

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Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005: Frequently Asked Question

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Calling of skeleton staff on Sundays/holidays in delivery offices for processing of accountable mail is held in abeyance until further orders.


Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business Division

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
No. 34-03/2013-D Dated 11-07-2013

To
All Heads of Circles

Sub:- Need to ensure prompt delivery of mail on the day of receipt at the Post Offices.

     This has reference to the Directorate D. O. letter of even no. dated 19-06-2013 on the above subject vide which Circles were asked to bring skeleton staff on Sundays/ holidays on duty so that accountable mails can be processed and kept ready in advance to be included in the first delivery of next working day.

2. In this connection, it is intimated that the Directorate is further examining the issue of calling skeleton staff on duty on Sundays/ holidays for processing of mail.

3. Instructions regarding calling of skeleton staff on Sundays/holidays in delivery offices for processing of accountable mail are, therefore, held in abeyance until further orders.

4. However, other instructions contained in Directorate DO letter of even no. dated 19-06-2013 will continue to be operative.

 (M B Gajbhiye)
Assistant Director General (MO)

Regulating parameters for exercise of discretionary powers enjoyed by Ministers at the Centre.

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Red signalsThreatened railway strike shows problems with Indian unions

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Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding

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Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983 & Paymen of arears of family pension - reg:

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Decision of Central Trade Unions held on 8th July 2013

The Joint meeting of Central Trade Unions held on 8th July 2013 at BMS office, New Delhi has decided the following course of joint mobilization/agitations and activities
1.  National Convention of Trade Unions on 6th August 2013 at Mavalankar Hall, New    Delhi
2.  State level and district level rallies/agitations/demonstrations/jail bharo etc during last week of September 2013
3. March/demonstration before Parliament in the month of December during Parliament session.
4.  In various sectors like Coal, Telecom, Banks & Insurance, Transport, Power, Port & Dock etc, joint struggles/strikes are being planned/undertaken by the respective federations. All support should be extended to those struggles. Central Trade Unions should also jointly endeavour to develop sectoral struggles in various sectors. 
Dates and details of programmes in September and December will be finalized through joint consultation of Central Trade Unions and announced from the National Convention.
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

R4 NFPE CHQ SALUTES THOSE COMRADES WHO SACRIFICED FOR THE CAUSE OF EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS - REMEMBER THE GREAT STRUGGLE OF 1960

TO DAY IS THE 53 rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLORIOUS STRIKE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS WHICH STARTED ON 11th JULY 1960 AND CONTINUED FOR FIVE DAYS ON THE BASIC DEMANDS OF THE WORKERS. THAT WAS THE BIGGEST STRIKE  IN INDEPENDENT INDIA TILL THEN...
IT WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE GOVERNMENT BY ALL REPRESSIVE MEASURES , PUTTING THOUSANDS IN JAIL, DISMISSALS, TERMINATIONS ETC, BUT THE WORKERS NEVER SURRENDERED. ON THIS DAY OUR REVOLUTIONARY SALUTES TO ALL THOSE COMRADES WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES AT THE ALTAR OF STRUGGLE.
RED SALUTES !                     RED SALUTES !!                      RED SALUTES !!!