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Friday, February 5, 2016

MOST IMPORTANT

TO ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OF CONFEDERATION

Please read the following minutes of the Implementation cell of the Finance Ministry which is acting as the Secretariate of the Empowered Committee constituted by the Government under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary for processing of 7th CPC recommendations for submission to the cabinet for approval. Please ensure (1) that your department has nominated a nodal officer and try to interact with him (2) that your organization has submitted a memorandum or letter to your departmental head seeking modifications to the department-specific recommendations of the 7th CPC (3) that your departmental head held consultations with your organization on the department specific modifications submitted by you, before finalizing the proposals for submission to the Implementation cell (4) that proposal as per the demand of your organsiation for modifying the proposal of 7th CPC is submitted to the Implementation cell within two weeks (i.e before 16.02.2016) by your department.

Please note that this is the only stage when the Unions/Associations/Federations in each department shall get an opportunity to present their demand for modifications ondepartment – specific recommendations of the 7th CPC. If we fail to Intervene effectively at this state, we may not get another chance to present our case before the Government.

Regarding common demands JCM (NC) Staff side had already submitted its memorandum to Cabinet Secretary and two stages agitational programmes are organised and is preparing for indefinite strike. Regarding Department-specific issues Confederation National Secretariat held last month had given a clear direction to all affiliated organizations to organize departmental level agitational programmes by each organsations (if possible jointly with other organizations in that department) on department- specific modifications submitted to each Departmental head. Unless we build up pressure by organizing struggle the departmental heads may not consider our demand for modification seriously and may not even submit any proposal for modifications to the Implementation cell.

Please note the following decisions of the Implementation cell.
(1)   Nodal officers to take net of any representation or demand of the staff side Association under the administrative purview of their Department. Nodal officers to ascertain the views/comments of the concerned office in the light of the representation/demands raised by the staff Association.
(2)   In case, there is any need for consultation with the staff Association at the level of the Department, the same may be done as per the assessment of the Department.
(3)   In case, the Department is of the view that any recommendation which are specifically related to their Department, need any modification, adequate justification in clear-cut terms should be brought out while sending the comments to the implementation cell
(4)   In case of any modification, the extra financial implication (per annum) over the recommendations of the commission should be clearly indicated.
(5)   If any modification is suggested approval of the Minster (of the concerned department should be obtained.

All the above formalities are to be completed within two weeks and proposal should be submitted to the implementation cell within two weeks i.e., before 16.02.2016.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

Confederation

ATTENTION ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OF CONFEDERATION

Please see the following letter & Attachment received from JCM Staff Side, Secretary on Uniform Allowances & send your report before 5th February.

Urgent please

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
E-mail ID –      confederationhq@gmail.com,  mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

I am directed to attached herewith a copy of letter No. 14/4/2015-JCA-2 dated 3.2.2016 received from Shri G. Srinivasan, Dy. Secretary - JCA, Department of Personnel & Training for your kind information & necessary action. You are therefore requested to send your comments / view in this matter possibility by 6th February 2016.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LETTER BY CHAIRMAN GDS COMMITTEE

FOR SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM


Timely completion of disciplinary proceedings/departmental inquiry proceedings - Improving vigilance administration-CVC orders



Jeevan Pramaan- A Hit With Pensioners 

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
02-February-2016 15:00 IST

Jeevan Pramaan- A Hit With Pensioners 

            Jeevan Pramaan (https://jeevanpramaan.gov.in/) provides a big relief to all pensioners. A pensioner can now digitally provide Annual Life Certificate to the authorities for continuity of pension instead of presenting himself physically or through a Life Certificate issued by specified authorities every year. Lakhs of pensioners on various schemes are already benefitting from it.
             Launched by the Prime Minister on 10th Nov 2014, nearly 12.5 Lakhs pensioners have registered for Digital Life Certificate (DLC) in about a year. Interestingly the enrolled pensioners come from different districts of the country showing the interest the facility has generated all over the country including in far flung rural and hilly districts. Started with Civil pensioners of Central Government only, several other pensioner schemes have adopted Jeevan Pramaan and provide this facility of Digital Life Certificate to these pensioners. Presently apart from civil Central Government employees, Defence services, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Post Offices, Railways, Defence Pensioners Disbursement Office (DPDOs), several PSUs including Mumbai Port Trust, Chennai Port Trust and New Delhi Municipal Council are providing this service.

            State Governments have also recognized the potential of Jeevan Pramaan and adopted the service. State Governments of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Pondicherry, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar, Rajasthan and Jharkhand have already started providing these services.

            Jeevan Pramaan service is provided by NIC through a Central Portal developed on Open source. The platform is highly scalable. Developed using in-house manpower, the portal has been developed and maintained free of cost to all the user agencies and is also free for pensioners. 
            In Jeevan Pramaan a pensioner can digitally show that he or she is alive using his/her biometrics. Biometric devices are available in CSC’s, Bank branches, Pensioner associations, Govt. offices etc. More over any citizen can also purchase a finger print scanner and do the identification from home. A typical finger print scanner currently costs around Rs. 2600/- only and the prices are expected to come down in future. The usefulness of Jeevan Pramaan will increase even further as the biometric authentication device gets integrated with mobile phones.
            All pension disbursing organizations, which have a requirement of periodic life certificate to continue disbursing pension are welcome to join this free offering.
            For more details they are required contact Ms Nandita Chaudhri, DDG, NIC (Email: ) 
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Promotion and postings of STS officers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A' on ad hoc basis to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of the Service and transfer/posting of a JAG officer of IPoS, Group 'A' - order date 02.02.2016.         Click here to view please click here.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Action against subletting of Govt. Accommodation & Garage and misuse of Garage by the allottees   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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Clarification on date of priority for allotment of GPRA to temporary status Casual labourers CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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Meeting of Circle Relaxation Committee (CRC) - periodicity to hold the meetings CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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CWC MEETING AT CHANDIGARH ON 6th & 7th FEBRUARY 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Photos of 31st Biennial Circle Conference of AIPEU GROUP-C Rajasthan Circle held on 30 & 31-01-2016 at Jaipur.










KERALA CIRCLE GDS (NFPE) CONVENTION

        NFPE Kerala C-O-C organized Circle level Convention of GDS employees on 26th January 2016 at Kotayam. Com.P.Karunakaran MP, Chairman of NFPE COC Kerala and Parliamentary Party Leader of CPIM in Loksabha inaugurated the Convention. Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General, Confederation and Com, Panduranga Rao General Secretary AIPEU GDS(NFPE)  made the key note address. Comrades , P.V,Rajendran convenor COC Kerala, M.S.Sabu Circle Secretary AIPEU GDS, P.K. Muralidheran Circle Secretary- P3, A.B.Lalkumar C/s P4, C.M.Rravindanath C/s R4, M.P.Vijayan C/s Postal A/Cs, GIreesh Sekhar C/s AISBCOSA ,Gangadhran BSNLEU addressed the Convention . Com. Jacob Thomas vice chairman COC presided. Com Rajesh Mannath delivered vote of thanks.  
           
            700 delegates participated in the convention from the entire Postal and RMS divisions of Kerala circle. Delegates from all divisions participated in the discussion and strongly protested against the unilateral decision of NDA Govt to form officer level GDS committee by rejecting the demands of NFPE and AIPEU GDS. The convention also decided to participate in the indefinite strike from 2016 March by NJCA and make it grand success, Rajendran. P.V. Convenor COC Kerala.





Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed – Regarding CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Over payment of Transport Allowance - Audit instructions reg. (Click the link below for details) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1790
APPEAL BY NFPE TO THE LEADERSHIP OF
ASSAM AND NE CIRCLES

NFPE CALLS UPON ASSAM AND NE LEADERSHIP TO MAKE THE TOUR PROGRAMME OF GENERAL SECRETARY AIPRPA SUCCESSFUL IN THE REGION:

          Comrade K.Ragavendran General Secretary AIPRPA (former Secretary General NFPE) will be touring the States of Assam and NE Circle during the last week of March and first week of April 2016 as under.

          Already the RCC of Assam and NE led by Comrade D.K.Debnath has decided to extend total cooperation and comrade Ramani Bhattacharjee Circle Secretary P3 and B.B.Chetri Circle President NE Circle also are actively planning for the success of the tour for formation of AIPRPA in most of the North Eastern States. Comrade B.R.Lahkar former Circle Secretary P3 Assam and the present leader of Postal, RMS & MMS Pensioners Association is taking the lead in formation of AIPRPA in Assam Circle. Comrade L.P.Saikia Circle President P3 is taking full interest in the formation of AIPRPA.

           NFPE requests all Circle Secretaries of Assam and NE Circle as well as all the Divisional Secretaries of P3, P4, R3, R4 of Assam and P3 and P4 Divisional Secretaries of NE Circle especially Comrades Mausumi Mazumdar DS P3 (Dibrugarh); Thanzuala President P3 (Aizawl); Naba DS P3 (Imphal); Daniel DS P3 (Kohima); ); Paritosh Dasgupta DS P3 (Silcharto take all efforts to mobilize Postal and RMS Pensioners of Postal Department in their divisions on the said dates by suitably informing all through Circulars, Phone messages etc and help Comrade K. Ragavendran GS AIPRPA in the task of formation of AIPRPA in the entire region. 
         NFPE also requests Comrades Mostaq Ahmed (Sivasagar) and Mazidur Rahman (Jorhat); D.D.Sonowal and B.C.Pal (Retd.) (Tinsukia) to extend total cooperation in the formation of AIPRPA. Comrade S.Rahman former R3 Circle Secretary of Assam and others also are accompanying Comrade K.Ragavendran in this tour.

          We leave it to the other Circle Secretaries and Pensioners leaders especially Comrade B.R.Lahkar to join the tour in any place according to their convenience  but they shall take all efforts to inform their divisional secretaries to take active role in building AIPRPA as per the resolution of 9th Federal Council of NFPE. NFPE also requests all erstwhile Postal Trade Union leaders who had rendered yeoman contribution while in service to come forward and involve themselves to build a strong All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association in the entire region of Assam and NE.
           The tour programme is as follows that covers all States other than Arunachal Pradesh as Arunachal will be covered separately later:

27.3.2016: Guwahati (Assam)
28.3.2016: Silchar (Assam)
30.3.2016: Aizawl (Mozoram)
1.4.2016: Shillong (Meghalaya)
3.4.2016: Imphal (Manipur)
4.4.2016: Kohima (Nagaland)
5.4.2016: Dimapur (Nagaland) if possible
6.4.2016: Dibrugarha (Assam)
7.4.2016: Tinsukia (Assam)
8.4.2016: Jorhat (Assam)
9.4.2016: Tezpur (Assam)

          I seek total cooperation from NFPE leadership of all Circle and Divisional Unions of Assam and NE Circle in this endeavor.  
 Comradely Yours

R.N.Parashar
 Secretary General - NFPE



EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER FEBRUARY-2016
Start up India
(Beginning of Capitalist Regime)

            On16th January, i.e. in the beginning of New Year our Hon`ble Prime-Minister has launched an ambitious Scheme “Start up India” which was announced by him in his speech to the Nation as Prime-Minister  from the Wall of Historical Red Fort  , New Delhi on 15th August 2015. The concept behind this is to create a congenial atmosphere and ease by relaxing all norms, rules and regulations to set up industries by the Industrialists so that the economy of the country may grow and more job opportunities may be created to the educated unemployed youth of the country.
            During his speech Prime-Minister stated that in the last 70 years Governments of India have done a lot but now enough is enough and the all types of business works should be stopped by the Government and it should be handed over to the entrepreneurs “Start up India” programme, the Prime-Minister has declared that for 3 years there will be no restrictions on entrepreneurs who establish Industries in this programme. They will be given Income Tax exemption for 3 years. If anybody establishes any business under this scheme after selling his moveable and immoveable properties. No Capital gain Tax will be levied on him. Besides this such Industrialists will also be given exemption from Labour Laws and environmental laws. Ten thousand crores rupees fund will be allotted for this scheme within 4 years. Government will provide more fund for innovation based programme. At 7(Seven) institutions research parks will be established.
            What does it mean in the context of working class? Earlier also Prime-Minister  has declared  that labour Inspector will not go to  visit  any industry to see the working conditions of labourers as it causes exploitation of Industrialists. Capitalists. Now the full exemption will be given from labour laws means a free hand to the capitalists to exploit labour like anything. The workers will not be given conducive atmosphere to work and even minimum wage will also not be given to  them. They will adopt hire and fire policy. As the amendment has been done in Apprenticeship   Act, so for two years they will take work from the workers as apprentice merely giving some stipend. Not only this they will take the work beyond 8 hours and no social security and Job Security will be given. So this type of provisions and open declaration by the Prime-Minister will give free had to Capitalists to exploit the workers to maximum extent.
            Giving exemption from Income Tax and Capital gain Tax will benefit the industrialists to maximize their profit and the burden of such exemptions will come on the shoulders of common Tax Payer. To provide Rs. Ten thousand crores fund within 4 years to the entrepreneurs is also a question mark? From where this money will come? This will also be given from the money collected through taxes from the common man. Besides this exemption from environmental laws will also worsen the position as they will exploit the natural resources like anything.
            So all beneficial schemes to the industrialists/capitalists and nothing to the working class of India..The workers are still deprived of minimum wage. Our Government  is crying that after implementation of 7th CPC  Rs.One Lac  crores  burden will come  while in other  side the top class industrialists  are given benefit of waiver of NPA of  Banks  worth  Rs. One lac twenty five thousand crores. Besides this within 5 years Rs. Twenty five lac crores exemption has been given to the corporates in various Taxes.
             The range of income tax exemption to the salaried class employees  is not being increased, so whatever is gained as DA as compensation to neutralize the price rise of market  is snatched by the government in the form of Income Tax.
            For seeking modification in 7th CPC the entirety of Central Government Employees is struggling.
            We as worker should analyse and understand the policies of Government of India who is intensifying the neo-liberal economic reforms in various ways like Start up India.
            So it is crystal clear that Start up India Programme is beginning of Capitalists Regime which is going to give more opportunities to the Capitalists to exploit the Working Class in various forms.
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