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Thursday, January 29, 2015

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER FEBRUARY-2015

MAKE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY-2015
A HISTORIC SUCCESS

          The Government of India and Department of Posts is not serious to settle the genuine demands of Postal employees. The common demands of D. A. merger, Interim relief, inclusion of GDS in 7th C.P.C. alongwith other demands have been rejected by the Government of India. The way through which Pay Commission seems to be working is not going to submit its report in the due period and no more benefit is expected to come in the wake of economic policies being pursued by Modi Government.

The genuine and justified demands of all sections of Postal , RMS and GDS employees are lying pending since long and Postal Board does not seem to be serious about the settlement of the same which are creating more difficulties to the employees.

The Postal JCA had submitted a 39 Points Charter of Demands on 1st September, 2014 conveying the grievances of all sections but the Department did not pay any attention to this. Being aggrieved the Postal Joint Council of Action of NFPE, FNPO and GDS unions decided unanimously to start agitational programmes in a phased manner culminating in to an indefinite strike from 6th May, 2015 and served notice to the Department. After receiving notice Department of Posts has convened a meeting on 5th February, 2015. In the mean time Task Force Committee headed by TSR Subramaian constituted as per direction of Prime Minister  has submitted its report which has categorically mentioned to divide Department of Post in six holding Companies/Corporations to pave the way for privatization, which is a very disastrous move to destroy this department  just like BSNL. The Task Force Committee has also recommended amendment of Indian Post Office Act 1898 to give legality and licenses to Couriers Companies.

After studying Task Force Committee Report PJCA met again and decided to resist the retrograde recommendations of Task Force Committee and further submitted revised Charter of Demands mentioning “No Corporatization and No Privatization in Postal Services”   as item no. 1 and previous items as serial No. 2 to 40. Revised 40 points Charter of Demands has been submitted to the Department and discussion will take place between Postal Board and PJCA leaders on 5th Feb 2015. If the Department does not agree to stop such type of move the PJCA will intensify the agitational programmes with full strength.

Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation. In the wake of economic policies of Central Government entire Central Government employees including Postal employees are facing serious threat for their survival. The question before us is –Are we able to protect our department and our jobs? or Are we going to surrender? The answer is no. We are not going to surrender before these attacks. We will continue to fight against these policies as we have fought earlier on so many occasions

The 145 days strike by Postmen of Pune  in 1880, 120 days strike by Postmen of Mumbai in 1920, 25 days historic strike in 1946, 5 days strike  in 1960, 1 day strike in 1968 for minimum wages , Bonus Strike of 1974, 1 day strike on 19th September, 1984 for emancipation of GDS (ED)  employees, 1993 five days strike,1996 - 4  days strike 1998, 7 days strike 2000 Dec-14 days strike , one day strike on 12.12.12 and two days strike on 12th & 13th February, 2013 are our rich heritage which shows that we have always fought with full enthusiasm and courage and defeated the retrograde and anti working  class policies of the Government of India.
 So Comrades, NFPE along with PJCA appeals to all of you to intensify the campaign. Form JCA at all levels and popularize the demands among all sections of Postal Employees and get ready for another battle to be launched  from 6th May-2015  to save the Postal Department and to save our jobs and defeat the retrograde  policies of Central Government  and disastrous recommendations of Task Force Committee.
If we fight unitedly. We will win certainly.


This a “Do or Die Battle” for all of us.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TRAVEL BY PREMIUM TRAINS ON LTC- CLARIFICATION REG. (Click the link below for details)


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

JOINT MEETING OF ADMN. UNION AND POSTAL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION AT CIRCLE  OFFICE , HYDERABAD ON 22nd  JANUARY, 2015





SEVENTH CPC NEWS: COMMISSIONS VISIT TO ANDMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS:

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 4th to 7th February, 2015.

The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 31st January 2015 (1700 hours).


DISCONTINUATION OF CENTRAL RECRUITMENT FEE (CRF) STAMPS


CGEGIS 1980-- TABLE OF BENEFITS FOR SAVINGS FUND FOR THE YEAR 2015 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


DIRECTORATE ORDER ENHANCING PLI LIMIT to 50 LACS




Friday, January 23, 2015





CASUAL LABOUR / PT WORKERS WAGE REVISED


THIS IS THE MUCH AWAITED DIRECTORATE ORDER. ALL OUR SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE EARLY PAYMENT INCLUDING ARREARS TO THE CL / PT WORKERS


CLARIFICATION on PLI /RPLI Service Tax

Thursday, January 22, 2015

3rd ALL INDIA CONFEREENCE OF SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPSBCOEA) - RECEPTION COMMITTEE FORMED

NFPE
3rd ALL INDIA CONFEREENCE OF
SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (AIPSBCOEA)
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
                          RECEPTION  COMMITTEE  FORMED
      The 3rd All India conference of SBCO employees association affiliated to NFPE will be held at Thekkady in Idukki division (Kerala) from 14.03.2015 to 15.03.2015. The Reception Committee of the All India conference was formed on 18.01.2015 in the meeting held at Thekkady. The meeting was inaugurated by Com. M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and Ex.Secretary General NFPE. Com. P.V.Rajendran Circle Secretary R III & State Convenor, NFPE, Com.M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary AIPEU GDS (NFPE) and Girish Shekharan, Circle Secretary SBCO Employees Asociation Kerala Circle were present in the meeting.

THE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE ARE AS FOLLOWS.
PATRONS.
1.   Com. P.Karunakaran M.P ( Chairman circle coordinating committee  of NFPE Kerala)
2.   Sri.  Joice George M.P. Idukki.
3.   Com. M.Krishnan (Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and Ex.Secretary General NFPE).
CHAIRMAN
Com. K. K. Jayachandran  (Member Legislative Assembly Kerala )
VICE CHAIRMAN
1.   Com. P.V.Rajendran, Convenor Circle Co ordinating Committee & CS R-3.
2.   Com.  Jacob Thomas     Vice Chairman              ,,
3.   Com.  V.I.Simson            CITU
4.   Com. P.K.Muraleedharan Circle Secretary P III
5.   Com. M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS(NFPE)
6.   Com. A.B.Lalkumar, Circle Secretary P IV
7.   Com. Girish Sekharan, Circle Secretary SBCOEA
8.   Com. K.Muthusamy, Circle Secretary, Admn Union
9.   Com. V.Vijayan, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA
10. Com. Ravindranath, Circle Secretary, RIV.
11. Com. K.J.Devasia, Circle Secretary, CITU        
12. Com. T.M.Peerumuhammed State, Vice President, AIPRPA
13. Com. Leo Michael, Circle Secretary, SBCOEA
14. Com. M. R. Raghavan                  ,,
15. Com. P. V. Kuttiyamma Ex.Circle secretary        SBCOEA
16. Com. Jaya Raju Dist. Secretary  National Savings Agents Association
17. Com. P. Lakshmanan Dist. President Confederation of CGEs
18. Com. Pushparaj Kerala School Teachers Association
19. Com. S. R. Soni Kerala NGO Union
20. Com. Subhash Chandran KSRTEA
21. Com. K. R.Retheesh DYFI
22. Com. T. Anil SFI
23. Com. Jeethendra Das, Treasurer, SBCOEA, Kerala Circle
24. Com. M. K. Mohanan, CHQ Office Bearer, SBCOEA, Kerala
WORKING CHAIRMAN
Com. A. N. Ramachandran (NFPE)
GENERAL CONVENOR
Com. T. D. Jose (NFPE)
FINANCE SECRETARY
Com. M. B. Rajendran (NFPE)
SUB COMMITTEES
Accomodation
Chairman    Com. G. Sunil SPM Kumily
Convenor    Com. Y. Subhash Postman Kumily
Food
Chairman     Com. M. Madasamy PA Vandiperiyar
Convenor     Com. G.Manoharan GDSMD Chenkara
Publicity
Chairman     Com. V.K.Raju PA Kumily
Convenor     Com. S.Murugesan SPM Elappara
Finance
Chairman          Com. K.P.Zacharia PM Kattappana
Convenor          Com. M.B.Rajendran, Postman, Peruvanthanam.
Stage and decoration
Chairman     Com. K.Jayapal PA kumily
Convenor     Com. K.Salim GDSMD Amaravathy
Registration
Chairman     Com. M.G.Gopi GDSMD Rajakumary
Convenor     Com. Devis.K.Kuriakose OA Divisaional office
Souvenier
Chairman     Com. P.P.Radhakrishnan MTS RMS
Convenor     Com. Arun.P.Antony DSM Divisional office
Transport
Chairman     Com. S.Ramar SPM Murukady
Convenor     Com. M.V.Ravi PA Kattappana

           In addition to the sub committees an Executive Committee consisting of 51 Members of various organisations have also been formed.
About the Venue:
            The venue of the meeting is at Holiday Home Thekkady. It is at a distance of 1 KM away from Kumily Bus stand. Thekkady is the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala and an international Tourist Centre.
                 Accomodation for the delegates are available from 1400 hours on 13.03.2015 to 1000 hours on 16.03.2015. Breakfast, Lunch,  Dinner and Tea will be provided  from 13th night.  Climate in March will be moderate. Not very hot or very cold. Night it may be somewhat cold.  We are not in a position to provide accommodation to family members. However accommodation can be booked in the nearby hotels and lodges at their own cost if they so prefers and if they inform the Reception Committee in advance. For booking please contact Circle Secretary SBCO Employees Association with details and advance amount. Mobile No. 09447513474 E.MAIL ID girishsekharanindiapost@gmail.com
How to reach Kumily (Thekkady):
                 There are three options to reach Kumily (Thekkady). Delegates are advised to book tickets by train upto Kottayam or Ernakulam. Volunteers will be available at Kottayam railway station or they can go to the RMS Office for guidance.  Delegates have to travel by bus from Kottayam or Ernakulam. The duration of journey by bus from Kottayam to Kumily is 3 hours and from Ernakulam to Kumily is 5 hours.
               Another option is to step down at Coimbatore ( Ootty hill station is near to Coimbatore at a distance of about 65 KM) .  They have to travel 7 hours by bus from Coimbatore to Kumily. The distance from Kumily to Kottayam, Ernakulam and Coimbatore is 90 KM, 120 KM and 280 KM respectively.   Coimbatore is far away from Kumily.
Kochi International Airport (Ernakulam) is the nearest Airport.  Coimbatore also airport is available.
IMPORTANT TOURIST PLACES FOR VISIT AND THE DISTANCE FROM THEKKADY IS AS GIVEN BELOW.
1.     Thekkady  wild life sanctuary( boating facility available)   5 KM
2.     Munnar hill  station                                                                               90 KM
3.     Madurai Meenakshi temple                                                                  130 KM
4.     Kodaikanal hill station                                                                           120 KM
5.     Ootty hill station                                                                                    340 KM
6.     Kanyakumary                                                                                         350 KM
7.     Idukki Arch dam                                                                                     80 KM
8.     Kumarakom backwaters and bird sanctuary                                         90 KM
9.     Alappuzha Backwater Boating
10.   Kochi (Ernakulam)  -  Sight Seeing
11.   Thiruvananthapuram  -  Sight Seeing
12.   Guruvayur Temple (Thrissur District)
13.   Sabarimala Temple (Pathanamthitta District)
14.   Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
15.   Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.
SOUVENIR:
It has also been decided to publish a souvenir in connection with the AIC. Circle Secretaries of AIPSBCOEA are requested to collect at least one advertisement for it.  Order form and Tariff will be sent separately.
CONTACT NUMBERS OF THE OFFICE BEARERS OF  THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE
1.   Girish Sekaran circle secretary SBCO employees association 09447513474
2.   T.D.Jose General convenor 09447151902    E mail tdjose9@gmail.com
3.   G.Sunil SPM Kumily  convenor accommodation committee     09447388880
4.   K.P. Zacharia PM Kattappana Chairman accommodation committee  09447474039.
Programme Notice will be published later.  Conference will commence at 10.30 M on14-03-2015 and will continue upto 5 PM on15-03-2015.  Those who want to visit tourist places should book their travel tickets in such a way that they can visit the places of interest either before 14.03-2015 or after 15-03-2015.  Delegates will not be allowed to leave the Conference Venue on 14th & 15th March, 2015, when the Conference is in session.
DELEGATE/VISITOR’S FEE:
Delegate/Visitor Fee is fixed as Rs.1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head.  Additional Expenditure of the Conference will be met by colleceting minimum donation from all NFPE members of Kerala Circle including Gramin Dak Sevaks.  There will be no public collection.
EXTENDING WARM AND HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL DELEGATES AND LEADERS TO KERALA, THE “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY” AND ALSO THE LAND OF CLASS-ORIENTED MILITANT WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT.


K. K. Jayachandran, MLA                    Virendra Tiwary                                              T.D.Jose,
Chairman                                            General Secretary                             General Convenor


Reception Committee.                       AIPSBCOEA (CHQ)                         Reception Committee
Election Holidays 2015 – Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015: DoPT Order.

F. No. 12/7/2014-JCA2
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19th January, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015.

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the general election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, to be held on 7th February, 2015, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/ 14/99-JCA dated 1oth October 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in NCT of Delhi.

(i) The relevant offices / organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where general elections to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, scheduled to be conducted.

(ii) In connection with bye-elections to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bonafide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/bye-election.

2.         The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

sd/-
(K. Kipgen)
Director (JCA)

Source document: www.persmin.gov.in



SB Order 02/2015: Introduction of new scheme "Sukanya Samriddhi Account" under Small Savings Scheme from 22.01.2015.

Sukanya Samruddhi Account

Under the scheme, the account can be opened from the birth of the girl child till she attains the age of 10. A girl child who attained the age of 10 years, one year prior to notification, will also be eligible. The account can be opened by an amount of Rs 1,000 and in a financial year investment ceiling is Rs 1.5 lakh. The child can close the account earliest at the age of 21 years with option of keeping the account till marriage.

For the current financial year, this would work out to 9.1%. For the sake of simplicity, the manner of interest calculation would be similar to public provident fund (PPF).


Calendar of Departmental Examination - 2015
Click here to view Dte. Notification


Central Trade Unions Joint Memorandum to Finance Minister


Guidelines for Educational Qualifications and Experience for framing/ amendment of Recruitment Rules CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2nd ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)

The 2nd All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will be held at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) on 19th & 20th September 2015. All Circle Unions are requested to complete formation of Divisional Unions in all circles and send Delegates to the conference. Please remit Quota to GDS CHQ also.


P. Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,
2151/1, New Patel Road
New Delhi – 110008
Ph: 09717768785, 09849466595
E-mail: aipeugdsnfpe@gmail.com 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

confederation of central govt. employees & workers
Central Headquarters
1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.
No.Conf/Meeting/2015                                                                           19-01-2015
Urgent / Important
Extended national secretariat meeting of confederation
2015 FEBRUARY 17th, TUESDAY, at new delhi.

notice

        It is hereby notified that the extended National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers will be held at Confederation Headquarters (1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office building) New Delhi-110 001 on 17th February, 2015, Tuesday.  The meeting shall commence at 10.30 AM on 17-02-2015 and continue till close.  All National Secretariat members (CHQ Office Bearers) and State C-O-C General Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting without fail.  The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.
Agenda:
1.      Organisational Review
2.      All India Trade Union Workshop held at Bangalore - Review
3.      Implementation of decision of the National Joint Council of Action (National Council JCM Staff side)
          a)      Review of the 11th December National Convention.
          b)      Implementation of the decisions of NJCA dated 11-12-2014 & 11-01-2015.
          c)      Fixing of quota to all affiliates of Confederation and COCs for participation in the 28th April 2015 Parliament March of Central Govt. Employees.
4.      Financial Review and remittance of arrears of quota by affiliates.
5.      All India Workshop of Women Employees of Confederation - Fixing venue and dates.
6.      Any other item with permission of the chair.
                                                                                                Yours fraternally,
                                                                                                      M. Krishnan,

Secretary General.