Thursday, January 31, 2013
WE ARE NOT going to surrender.
Join the two daYs strike on February 20 & 21We, the Postal employees, have a proud and inspiring history of participating in the freedom struggle of our country against the British imperialism and in the post-independent India against the onslaughts of the retrograde policies of the Government of India. Many of our leaders and comrades have sacrificed their life for the cause of the coming generation. Job security, wages, pension and other service benefits are all the outcome of the struggle and sacrifice of hundreds and thousands of such comrades. They faced dismissal, removal, suspension, increment cut, transfer to remote places, break-in-service and other severe victimisations. Dies-non was not at all a punishment for them. They never complained about wage-cut due to dies-non. Not even a single benefit was given by the Government without struggle and consequent heavy victimisations. 1st to 6th Pay Commissions were appointed by the Government only after the united struggle of the employees, each time.
Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation. The ill-effects of the neo-liberal economic policies of the Central Government has become the greatest threat to the survival of the entire working class, especially Central Government employees including five and a half lakhs Postal, R M S and Gramin Dak Sevaks. The question before us is -Are we able to protect our job security and hard-earned benefits? Are we ready to fight or are we going to surrender before this attack? The answer is - No. We are not going to surrender. We will continue our fight till the imperialist globalisation policies are thrown to winds, just as we have thrown the British imperialism out of our country. We are not alone, crores and crores of workers and employees are with us in this fight. We are ready for sacrifice. We are not going to run away from our responsibilities. We shall face the challenge and continue our fight to change the system in our favour. Ultimate victory will be ours.
It is this uncompromising spirit and the readiness for sacrifice, that made National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) to join the two-days historic strike of the working class on 2013 February 20, 21. The strike is being organised by the entire trade unions including INTUC, BMS and the left trade unions. In the Postal, the strike is organised by Central JCA, including NFPE and the INTUC affiliated FNPO. This is the first time in the history of India a cent per cent united strike of 48 hours by all the Unions and Federtions is taking place. More than ten crores workers will participate in the strike. The working class of India, in one voice, demand the UPA Government to change the imperialist globalisation policies.
Central Government employees are the first victims of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government from 1991 onwards. During the last twenty years about eight lakhs posts are abolished. Still five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various departments. Many departments are closed or privatised. More and more casual and contract workers are engaged. Social security schemes, including statutory Pension scheme are given a go-bye. Instead, share market oriented contributory Pension scheme is introduced. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are denied of their legitimate rights. Casual, Part-time, contingent employees are not given their due wage revision. Even compassionate appointments are denied imposing arbitrary restrictions. Bonus ceiling not raised. Further the Government has declared the National Postal Policy 2012 which is nothing but a road-map to privatisation of Postal Services by granting licences to the multi-national courier services.
The demand for appointment of 7th Pay Commission is not yet accepted, inspite of the thundering success of the 12th December 2012 strike organised by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers. As an impact of the strike, all the Central Trade Unions have submitted a memorandum to the Finance Minister to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the February 2013 budget itself. Still the Government is silent on Pay Commission and merger of 50% DA. February 20, 21 strike is a continuation of 12th December strike.
The steep rise in prices of essential commodities, disbanding of the public distribution system, deregulation of petrol and diesel prices , disinvestment of public sector, rise in unemployment, shrinking of employment opportunities, proposed move to amend the labour laws in favour of the employers, attack on social security, denial of assured pension for all, introduction of contract and casual labour system in all sectors, denial of minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- to industrial workers, refusal to remove bonus and PF ceilings etc. are all due to this neo-liberal economic policies.
The attack is all round. To save the Postal, to save the Central Govt. departments, to save the public sector, to save the common people and workers of our country including Postal employees the only way out is to fight back these policies. Let us wholeheartedly join this struggle and make it a historic success.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
REVISED NORMS FOR THE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT SPEED POST SORTING HUBS, INTRA-CIRCLE HUBS AND COMPUTERISED REGISTRATION CENTRES.
D.G. Posts No. 28-8/2011-D Dated 17.01.2013.
Reference is invited to the Directorate Memo No. 30-64/2009-D dated 08.10.2009, vide which ad-hoc norms for processing of Speed articles at Speed Post Centres were circulated. Attention is also drawn to the Directorate Memo No. 28-5/2006-D dated 13.09.2006, vide which norms for processing of registered articles at Computerized Registration Centres (CRs) were circulated.
2. The matter relating to revision of norms for various activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and CRCs was under examination at this Directorate . Based on the Wok Study undertaken by the Directorate with respect to Speed Post operations at Speed Post Centres (restructured as ‘Sorting Hubs’ as part of Mail Network Optimization Project) and extension of operational processes followed at Speed Post Hubs and Intra-Circle Hubs to the CRCs, norms for various activities have been revised. The revised norms are given at the Annexure and would be applicable to Speed Post Sorting Hubs and Intra-Circle Hubs as well as CRCs.
3. The revised norms for activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and CRCs would be applicable with immediate effect.
This issues with the concurrences of Integrated Finance Wing and approval of Secretary (Posts)
Director (Mail Management)
REVISED NORMS FOR ACTIVITIES AT SPEED POST SORTING HUBS, INTRA-CIRCLE HUBS AND COMPUTERIZED REGISTRATION CENTRES (CRCS).
Item of Work
Revised time factor(
Switching on and opening of computer by user
Receipt of bag
0.166 rounded to 0.17
Examination & opening of bags
Examination of articles received
Scanning of article in receipt
0.44 (25 articles per minute or 1500 per hour)
Sorting of articles
0.063 (950 articles per hour)
Scanning of article for dispatch
0.04 (25 articles per minute)
Generation of list
Closing of bags
Preparation ofmail lists
Opening/examination/sorting and preparation of bundles
(i) Dispatch of Mail
(ii)Receipt of bag from sorter
(iii) Preparation of TBs
(iv)Dispatch of mail
1 minute per bag
10% of total work hours.
Clicking shift end and switching off computer by SA/RSA
1 on 6 SAs/RSAs.
On less than 6 SAs/RSAs, coefficient of 1.20 hrs. is required to be given on each SA/RSA
Note: Articles for the purpose of CRC include ‘High Value Money Orders (HVMOs).
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
D.G. Posts No. A-34012/01/2013-DE dated 9th January, 2013.
(A) Centralized Examinations
Name of Examination
Proposed Schedule tentatively
Inspector of Posts Examination
7th & 8th September 2013
PS Group 'B' Examination
Postmaster Grade-I Exam
LGO Examination for Pas/SAs in Circles
9th September, 2013
Junior Engineer (C&E) Examination
Will be notified after receipt of Question Banks and syllabus revised.
Asstt. Engineer (C&E) Examination
Sr. Postmaster Examination
Tentatively proposed to be held in November 2013.
PAs/SAs Direct Recruitment Examination
20th October 2013 for 2013 vacancies.
Will be notified after receipt of revised Recruitment rules.
Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO)
(B) Decentralized Examination
Confirmation Examination for direct recruit Jr. Accountants in PAO
11th & 12th May, 2013
LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs
15th & 16th June 2013
LGOs Examination for promotion to Assistant of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO
21st July 2013
To be held in November 2013 for 2013 vacancies.
Direct Recruitment to Multi-Tasking Staff
Departmental Examination for promotion to LDCs in PAOs from Stores and MTS
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
VIIth Central Pay Commission
Impact of 12.12.12 strike
central trade unions also demanded appointment of seventh pay commission
in the 2013 February budget itself
let us join the 2013 February 20, 21 two days strike and make it a grand success to compel the central govt. to announce the 7th cpc in this year budget itself
Central Trade Unions including BMS, intuc, aituc, hms, citu, aiutuc, tucc, aicctu, utuc, lpf & sewa has demanded the Central Govt. to appoint 7th Central Pay Commission and also to raise the income tax exemption ceiling for salaried workers to five lakhs per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net in totality. The demand is raised in the joint memorandum submitted by the leaders of the above Central Trade Unions to Sri. P.Chidambaram, Hon’ble Minister of Finance Govt. of India on 03.01.2013, when they attended a meeting called by Finance Minister for pre-budget consultations.
Relevant portion of the memorandum is reproduced below:
“The revision of wages and various service conditions of the Government employees is already due. Constitution of the VIIth Pay Commission be announced in this Budget”
“Income tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs.5 lakhs per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net is totalityCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
KERALA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND TEACHERS ARE ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 8th JANUARY 2013 AGAINST THE DECISION OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO INTRODUCE CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME WITH EFFECT FROM 1st APRIL, 2013. R4 CHQ NFPE CONGRATULATE AND SALUTE THE FIGHTING COMRADES OF KERALA.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Our Red Salute to Com .O.P.Gupta,the untiring Leader of the masses and pledge to carry forward his legacy .
08-04-1922 - 06-01-2013
With profound grief we sadly announce the demise of our great unparalled leader for 60 long years Com.O.P.Guptaji.The entire central Govt Employees, and particularly P&T employees owe their entire life to Him for his ontribution for their welfare.We pledge to carry forward his legacy.
06-01-2013: Com.O.P.Gupta, ex Secretary General NFPTE , ex Founder General Secretary R IV the founder of NFTE and one of the tallest leaders of the P&T trade union movement passed away at 8 PM today the 6th January,2013. He was 90 years. CHQ R4 NFPE express deep condolences on the demise of Com.O.P.Gupta and directs all the branches of AI RMS &MMS EU MGS &MTS of to fly the union flag in half mast.