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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS - NOW FAKE GOVERNMENT ORDERS UNDER CIRCULATION!!

We have heard about fake currencies under circulation!

We have heard fake and counterfeit Stamp Papers under circulation!
Now for the first time "Fake Government Orders" under circulation!!
Government of India - Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure - has issued an order stating that there had been a Fake Government Order enhancing the OT Rates from 1.1.2008 in the name of Department of Expenditure dated 27.03.2010 - All are warned that no payment shall be made on the basis of the Fake Order!!
It is really funny that even Government Orders are being faked in this country!!

HOLIDAY DECLARED FOR DR.AMBEDKAR BIRTH DAY

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 201& Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

 
MOST IMMEDIATE

 
NO. 12/3/2010-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
******

North Block, New Delhi Dated the 29th March, 2010. 

 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 
Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 201& Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.
  
It has been decided to declare Wednesday, the 14th April 2010, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including industrial establishments throughout India.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.


(Dinesh Kapila)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Monday, March 29, 2010

AIPEU GROUP 'C' HOLDS ITS CWC AT AJMER [RAJASTHAN] FROM 26th to 27th MARCH 2010


























































































































AIPEU GROUP 'C' HOLDS ITS CWC AT AJMER [RAJASTHAN] FROM 26th TO 27th MARCH 2010 UNDER THE PRESIDENTSHIP OF COMRADE M.KRISHNAN CHQ PRESIDENT


CWC inaugurated by the Secretary General NFPE and addressed by all General Secretaries of sister organisations like P4, R3, R4, Admn and GDS - Senior leaders including Comrades B.G.Tamhankar former NFPE President; R.N.Chaudhary former GS P3; Sankar Khaduskar former Vice President P3 CHQ addressed.


PMG Ajmer and several Officers of the Department also attended and addressed the CWC.


CWC was presented by a written work report by Comrade K.V.Sridharan General Secretary P3 and after discussion on it the CWC decided to go for direct action after taking appropriate decisions in the ensuing NFPE Federal Council in June 2010. CWC decided to intensify the membership drive in the ongoing verification process.


MINISTRY OF FINANCE ORDERS FOR PAYMENT OF 8% DA RELEASED

MOF HAS ISSUED ORDERS FOR PAYMENT OF 8% ADDITIONAL DA WITH EFFECT FROM 1.1.2010
Arrears for January and February can be paid only on or after 1.4.2010
COPY OF ORDERS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING THE UNDERMENTIONED LINK:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

PENSION IS UNDER DANGER OF PRIVATIZATION - NATIONWIDE PROTEST BY CENTRAL & STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

CONFEDERATION OF CG EMPLOYEES CALLS UPON TO STAGE SPONTANEOUS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE DAY OF TABLING OF PFRDA BILL IN PARLIAMENT DURING THE CURRENT BUDGET SESSION
 
CONFEDERATION ALSO CALLS UPON TO ORGANISE NATIONAL CG EMPLOYEES WOMEN CONVENTION
 
CALL FOR ORGANISING DEMONSTRATION ON 30TH APRIL  DEMANDING MAY DAY CLOSED HOLIDAY IS ALSO GIVEN BY CONFEDERATION
 
Dear Comrades! Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has given a call to stage spontaneous demonstrations either on the day the PFRDA Bill [Pension Fund regulaory and Development Bill] is tabled on the Parliament or the next day of its tabling. The PFRDA Bill is likely to be tabled any time after 15th April 2010 in the Parliament. The adoption of this bill will pave way for total privatisation of pension in future. The Government which could not bring this Bill during the first five year term due to dependence on left parties is now firm on bringing the bill. The danger has to be fought by all government employees to safeguard our social security.
 
The Circle Unions and Divisions / branches of NFPE are called upon to join hands with all other CG Employees and State Government employees to effectively launch the demonstrations on the day or the next day of tabling of the PFRDA Bill.
 
Also the Confederation has called upon us to launch protest demonstrations on 30th april demanding closed  holiday for May Day -
 
An all India CG Women Convention will be held in Kolkata - This will be preceded by Divisional level and State level CG Women Conventions.
 
Full details are available in the Confederation Circular placed in the confederation website www.confederationhq.blogspot.com - The same circular can be downloaded by clicking on the Link below also:
 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD TODAY

SECOND MEETING OF THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE IS HELD TODAY BY THE SECRETARY PERSONNEL
 
IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS:
 
A Committee separately will be constitued to go into all aspects of Modified ACP - Already after our discussions with the Confederation, the leaders of Confederation has taken up several important modifications required in the MACP Scheme within staff side and on the basis of the discussions today the issue was raised in the meeting of National Anomaly Committee - On the basis of the discussion only the Official Side agreed to constitute a separate Committee for considering all issues of MACP.
 
The issues of Pay parity for Senior existing employees on par with new entrants recruited on or after 1.1.2006 is still not clinched - The Railway Department order for stepping up of pay notwithstanding the issue would be further discussed for issue of a central order by the Department of Expenditure. The stand of the Official side that each and every department will separately write to MOF for sanction on this issue was contested by the Staff Side and a common order is to be issued by the Department of Expenditure.
 
On the issue of date of increment for all whose increment falls between february and June will be considered and a final decision would be taken before the next meeting of Anomaly Committee in June 2010.
 
Various pension related issues have been discussed
 
The full text of discussion as reported by the Confederation Secretary General in the website of Confederation is reproduced below for your information:
 

Conf No. 9/2010

Dated: 27th March, 2010.

Dear Comrade,

                                    Sub: National Anomaly Committee meeting and decisions.

 

The 2nd meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today under the Chairmanship of  the Secretary Personnel.  The Confederation was represented by Com.Vyas, President and Com. K.K.N. Kutty, SecretaryGeneral.

 

The Chairman in his initial opening remarks said that it would be the endeavour of the Government to finalise the issues of anomaly as fast as possible.  Since there  had been difference in perception on certain issues, they had to be gone into in detail and would take time more than expected.  He said that the National Council meeting which was scheduled to take place last month had to be postponed for reasons beyond.  He added that the same has now been scheduled to take place in May,15,  2010 and the notices have been issued.  He expressed his happiness that the last meeting had been held in a very conducive atmosphere and hoped that all problems would be able to be settled through dialogue.  Since the Official side representing the Pension department had to attend another meeting, he suggested to discuss the issues pertaining to Pensioners first before the other issues are taken up.  The Staff Side agreed to this suggestion.

 

Com. Raghavaiah, Leader Staff Side while thanking the official side for convening the second meeting  thanked the Chairman for the assurance of a speedy settlement of the issues.  He hoped that the official side, having not circulated the Action Taken Statement on the issues discussed at the last meeting, would indicate of the progress registered on those issues.  He then dealt with various problems emanating from the implementation of the MACP.  While the MACP assures three financial up gradation for every employees, it has resulted in certain difficulties for the existing employees.  The liberalization that is stated to have been done to the Assured progression scheme, he said, has resulted in the de-liberalization in the case of certain employees. H expressed the hope that the official side would be ale to appreciate these problems and resolve them.

 

Com. Purohit thanked the Chairman for his statement of finding settlement to all problems through discussions.  He added that the JCM was in fact formulated for that purpose and it has worked very well, through there had been aberration in the past in the periodicity of meeting etc.  He said that the 6th CPC has treaded a path different than those of all other earlier Pay Commission, as they have introduced a new concept in the Pay structure of Central Government employees.  Initially the employees have only looked at the financial benefit but later they have realized that there had been certain basic changes effected.  He then reiterated his statement made at the last meeting over the definition of the term anomaly.  The understanding reached was to have the same definition for the term anomaly as was given at the time of setting up of the anomaly committee after the 5th CPC recommendation.  That was on the basis of an agreement reached between the Staff Side and the Group of Ministers.  Since the Government functions are mostly on the precedence, he was afraid that the present definition would be quoted in future too.  He, therefore wanted this fact to be properly recorded so that the present definition afforded to the term anomaly would not be a dilution of what it was earlier.  He then pointed out that while all allowance in general had been doubled by the 6th CPC for which there had been a specific recommendation, in some cases, the Commission had recommended for replacement of such allowances by another scheme viz. insurance etc.  The Insurance scheme has still not been introduced whereas the allowances were withdrawn.  He was of the opinion that these allowances must be continued till such time the alternative scheme is ushered after consultation with the Staff side and the same should be appropriately doubled.  He cited the issue pertaining to Patient care allowance and the risk allowance. He said that the insurance scheme envisaged would not be easy for being settled as many issues emanating there from will have to be discussed threadbare.

 

Regarding the issues emanating from the MACP scheme, he requested the Chairman, to set up a separately committee with a few from the official side and staff side where all issues could be discussed and then brought to the Committee for its final approval or rejection as the case may be  He also referred to the issue of merger of CCA with transport allowance and the repercussion especially in the matter of overtime emoluments of industrial workers.  He expressed the hope that the Committee would be able to address all issues and settle them in an amicable manner.

 

            The Chairman, in reply to the initial remarks made by the Leader and Secretary said that:          

(a)    Joint Committee may be set up for discussing the MACP related issues;

(b)   Reiterated his request that all problems and difficulties faced by the employees in implementation of the 6th CPC may be brought to the notice of the Department of Personnel and these could be addressed and placed on website of the Department, so that it could obviate reference to various nodal departments of the Government. The employees could be given the clarification on these issues.

 

Com. Vyas said that the proposed insurance scheme would not take care of the risk factor both of industrial workers and health workers, who are covered by the risk allowance and the patient care allowance.  These allowances ought to have been doubled, whereas the risk allowance has been totally stopped without introducing the insurance scheme and PCA has been continued but at old rates.  No assurance was forthcoming from the official side either on the continuation of the risk allowance or doubling the PCA, as the 6thCPC has suggested for the withdrawal of these allowances.   

 

The following issues were discussed, thereafter.

 

(I)                 Pension related issues. Agenda Item No. 8. Item closecd as having been settled in the last meeting.

(II)              Item No. 9. Anomaly in pension for Govt. employees retired/died between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008.  Having been permitted to opt which is beneficial i.e. last pay drawn or 10 months' average and full pension after 20 years, the matter stands settled.

(III)            Item No. 10 dropped as per the minutes of the last meeting.

(IV)           Item No. 15. The official side stated that this was not acceptable even though they had examined it on the basis of the detailed submission by the Staff Side.

(V)              Item No. 16.  (*) and 21

The official side stated that it would not be possible for them to concede the demand of the staff side as orders have been issued strictly in accordance with the recommendation of the 6th CPC, which the staff side contested. They also did not agree to extend the benefit of last pay drawn and full pension after 20 years qualifying service in respect of pre 2006 retirees.

(VI)           Item No. 17.(*).  The official side did not agree for the reasons they had stated against item No. 16

(VII)         Item No. 18. (*) This anomaly has been removed by allowing the last pay drawn as the basis of pension computation for those retired on and after 1.1.2006. 

(VIII)      Item No. 19 (*)The anomaly has been removed in the case of all those retired between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008 but did not agree to remove the anomaly in the case of persons retired prior to 1.1.2006

(IX)           Item No. 22.(*)  The issue stands settled by O.M. NO. 38/37/08-P& P W (A) Pt. I  dated 3rd October, 2008. clarification at Para 5.1.

(X)              Item No. 23.(*) The matter is under examination.  The Staff Side will submit a specific case for illustration of the issue. Relevant orders in similar matter after the 5th CPC recommendations were implemented will also be examined,

(XI)           Item No. 24(*) and 25 &26.( same issues) Not agreed. But clarificatory orders issued stating that no retrospective deduction should be made in respect of additional commuted value of pension. The reduction in pension must start from the date of payment of additional commuted value of pension.

(XII)         Item No.36.  After some detailed discussion, it was decided that the Office side would examine this issue further.  However, they have pointed out that the amount of Rs. 3500 fixed by them would automatically undergo change as when Dearness relief is grnted  the partents/dependents.  The Staff Side pointed out that every dependent or parent need not necessarily be a pensioner or a worker in the Govt. establishment or other institutions which pays periodical DA.

(XIII)      Item No. 40(*) not agreed.

(XIV)      Item No. 45(*) The issue is under Examination.

(XV)        Item No. 48. Restoration of commutation after 15 years.  After some discussions, it was agreed that the calculation made by the Staff Side would be examined and decision taken thereafter.

(XVI)      Item Nos. 54 to 59 have been transferred to the Committee, which has been set up by the Government of Puducherry and therefore stand deleted from the list of National Anomaly Committee.  The committee so set up ( as per the order given to the Staff side at the meeting) has only official side members.  The representatives of the Association have only been permitted to present their case before the said committee.  We are of the opinion that it should be a joint committee consisting of official side and staff side on the pattern on National Anomaly Committee.

(XVII)   Discussion on Action taken on items already subjected to discussion in the last meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.

(i)                  Item No. 1 to 4 and 5(iii) The Department of Expenditure after having looked into this matter as per the suggestion of the Chairman, in the last meeting, have stated that it was not possible to agree to the staff side demand.

(ii)                Item No. 5(i) Option. This is stated to be still under examination for delegation of power to the administering Ministry to allow the second option.

(iii)               Item No. 5(iv) The Staff Side pointed out the statement made by the JS(Per) which is incorporated in the minutes (as under)

"in case where a promotee and post 1.1.2006 direct recruits are borne on the same seniority list and the senior is drawing less basic pay,than the junior, the  pay of  the senior can be stepped up." The Staff Side pointed out that orders have been issued only in respect of Railways in this regard.  The Staff Side therefore, requested for issuance of an order by the Department of Expenditure to cover the employees of other Ministries/Department.  The Official Side however, insisted that such orders should only be issued by the concerned departments after obtaining necessary consent from the Department of Expenditure. It was pointed out by the Staff Side that the nodal department for issuance of such orders being the Department of Expenditure, the stand taken by the official side in the matter was not in order.  After some discussion it was agreed that the Department of Expenditure will examine this issue further and if orders are to be issued by them, they would do so before the next meeting or else would report their stand in the  matter to the next meeting. 

 

The issue  per se i.e. A person who is promoted cannot be fixed on pay less than the minimum of the pay scale was raised by the Staff Side further. Normally a directly recruited person to a post is given the minimum of the pay scale or pay band to which he is appointed.  The 6thCPC has recommended the minimum to which every directly recruited person was to be fixed.  That being so, a promotee under the extant fundamental rules cannot be fixed less than such prescribed minimum.  The Official side argued that the CCS(RSP) 2008 has modified the above provisions of FR for all time to come.  The Staff side stated that no rule can be amended unilaterally which would adversely affect the service conditions. It cannot therefore, be unilaterally implemented.    It will be further discussed in the next meeting.

 

(iv)     Item No. 5(v) Rule 9 Date of next increment. The preponement of increment in the case of those employees whose increment dates falls between 1.2.2006 to 1.6.2006 to 1.1.2006 in the pre- revised scale of pay as has been done in the case of persons whose increment date was on 1st January, 2006 would be considered further and decision taken before next meeting as a one time measure.

 

(v)     The Department of personnel has asked all administering Ministries to take up with them the matter of fixation of Grade pay at Rs. 1800 in the case of Temporary Status employees.  They have also informed that wherever such reference has been received the same has been disposed of.. The organizations are, therefore,  requested to take up the issue with the Heads of departments and ensure that a reference is made to the Department of Personnel so that the temporary status employees are imparted training and granted Rs. 1800 Grade pay with effect from 1.1.2006

 

(vi)     Item No. 47(*)  This issue was discussed at length. The problem of postponement of increment by one year in respect of persons availing extra ordinary leave on private affairs even for a day between 1st January and 30th June was highlighted by the Staff Side.  The Official side explained that the clarification issued by them to the Ministry of Defence was on the basis of the extant instructions in the matter .After some discussion, the staff side proposed that if an employees has completed six months service during a particular year, he should be entitled to get his increment on Ist July.  The Official side has agreed to consider this proposal and after such consideration they will issue appropriate orders before next meeting.

 

The next meeting of the Anomaly Committee would be in the month of June, 2010.

With greetings,

--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Thursday, March 25, 2010

6TH AIC OF GDS UNION IN AMRITSAR - NFPE APPEALED FOR UNITED MOVEMENT OF GDS & REGULAR


6TH AIC OF AIPEDEU SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED IN AMRITSAR [PUNJAB] ON 23.03.2010


Unanimous elections held to elect a team of office bearers headed by Comrade D.N.Giri as CHQ President; Comrades V.Murukan [Kerala] and M.Rajangam [Tamilnadu] as Working Presidents; Comrade S.S.Mahadevaiah as General Secretary; R.P. Diwakar [Rajasthan] as CHQ Treasurer. NFPE Congratulates the newly elected Office Bearers.


NFPE Secretary General in his speech in the Open Session underlined the need of total unity between the Postal Regular Employees and GDS for protecting our rights and making any advancement in our demands. The technical division occured in the movement due to the introduction of CCS RSA Rules should be overcome by our own initiative as was done in the year 1954 when under Reallignment Scheme ED Union was denied under NFPTE Federation. Secretary General NFPE once again urged for the GDS Union accepting the offer of "Associate Membership" and welcomed all the Circle Secretaries of GDS Union to participate in the ensuing 8th Federal Council of NFPE in New Delhi along with Comrade S.S.Mahadevaiah the General Secretary who was already invited to participate in the Council. It was urged that the participation of GDS leaders in the Council as Associate Members and joint deliberations on chalking out the future course of action of our movement alone can ensure unification of the movement. He assured that efforts for removal of technical objections under CCS RSA Rules would be taken at the appropriate time for ensuring affiliation of GDS Union in Federation after amending the Rules of Recognition of Federation. He also narrated that the leadership of Federation and GDS Union are now working together with better understanding taking into account the bitter lessons of the past. He wished that this unity shall be taken forward to next higher level.


Several speakers welcomed the unity efforts. Some speakers expressed doubts. Some other speakers took the hard line that no unity is possible without amending the Constitution of NFPE. All trends were there in the AIC. However, we desire and hope that the leadership of GDS Union will be pragmatic and realistic in assessing the situation properly and will come forward to accept the "Associate Membership" of Federation and will participate in the 8th Federal Council of New Delhi from 20th to 22nd June 2010 to pave way for unification of the historic movement of NFPE and GDS Union.
The AIC summed up to agitate to remove all negative recommendations and its effects on the GDS by building a common movement with the Postal JCA.


NFPE once again congratulate the full team of Office Bearers unanimously elected in the AIC and assures all cooperation from the side of the Federation.


GOVERNMENT CLARIFIES TO DENY UPGRADED PAY SCALE FOR REVISION OF PENSION

Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare reiterates its earlier orders to deny
revision of pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners if pay scale of any cadre was upgraded
by 6th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2006
 
As per the Para 4.2 of the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare OM Dated 1.9.2008 the minimum revised pension payable shall not be lower 50% of the minimum of pay in Pay Band and Grade Pay corresponding to pre-revised scale of pay from which the pensioner retired. The Government has taken the position that If the scale of the pay of the same cadre from which the pensioner retired was upgraded by the 6th CPC, then this upgraded pay will not be taken into account for calculating revision of minimum pension. It is once again clarified by the undermentioned OM that they will be granted revision of pension only on the basis of the pre-revised scale of pay in which the pensioner retired.
 
The full text of the order can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
 

--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Sunday, March 21, 2010

AIPEDEU 6th AIC IN AMRITSAR [PUNJAB]
























































All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union held its 6th All India Conference in Amritsar [Punjab] from 21.03.2010 to 23.03.2010.

Open Session of the AIC was presided over CHQ President Comrade D.N.Giri and was inaugurated by Comrade G.L.Dhar AITUC Leader. Comrade S.S.Mahadevaiah General Secretary anchored the Open Session. The Open Session was addressed by Comrade K.Ragavendran [Secretary General NFPE]; Comrade K.V.Sridharan [General Secretary P3]; Comrade P.Suresh [General Secretary R4]; Comrade B.G.Tamhankar [Former NFPE President]; Comrade R.N.Chaudhary [Former General Secretary P3]; and several other leaders.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

AMENDMENTS TO SERVICE RULES AND RECRUITMENT RULES

DOPT ISSUES FURTHER MODIFICATIONS IN ITS ORDER OF AMENDMENTS TO SERVICE RULES / RECRUITMENT RULES

Already the need for not directly implementing the orders of DOPT dated 24.03.2009 to our cadres in the Department of Posts was taken up by AIPEU Group 'C' as the minimum qualifying service for getting upgradation from one Grade Pay to the Next will adversely affect our promotion to HSG-II and HSG-I in particular. Our efforts to get exempted from the purview of DOPT Orders will continue.

The present order of DOPT making some modification as under is issued on 12th March 2010:



From

To

Minimum qualifying service

1800

1900

3 years


1OOOO

HAG

3 years

HAG

HAG + scale

1 year


HAG

Apex scale

2 years




Full Text of the DOPT Order can be downloaded by clicking on the Link Below:


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Friday, March 19, 2010

ALL EXAMINATIONS FOR RECRUITMENT IN DOP BY OUTSOURCING


DEPARTMENT OF POSTS HAS SOUGHT RFP [REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL] FOR PROCESSING DIFFERENT DIRECT RECRUITMENT AND DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATIONS ON "TURNKEY BASIS"


Department website says that the Process shall include "Assistance in designing advertisement - Application handling - Admit card generation - Conduct of examination including computer / typing test - & - Result Processing.


[Wikipidia meaning of turnkey is: "A turnkey or turnkey project is a type of project that is cconstructed by a developer and sold or turned over to a buyer in a ready-to-use condition. Turnkey is commonly used in construction industry, for instance, in which it refers to the bundling of materials and labour by sub-contractors]


Department has said that the Bids from interested Applicants shall be submitted before 28.04.2010.


The examination will be in OMR [Optical Mark Recognition] Answer sheets. OMR is the process of capturing human-marked data from document forms or answer sheets. The Answer sheets will be objective type and the same will be valued through scanning machines. Students mark the answer sheets by darkening circles marked on a pre-printed sheets and afterwards the sheets are automatically graded by a scanning machine.


The need for large scale computer usage in certain examinations and going for objective type papers may be some of the reasons for prefering this move by the department. There may be other reasons also behind such as leakage of question papers - chasing the answer sheets and corruption - setting lighter and harder question papers in different circles - etc. However no one is clear about the full impact of outsourcing the holding of entire examinations for recruitment through private firms.


We request all our comrades to study the whole document of the department and send in their valuable opinions to the headquarters. The full text of the document is available in the website of the India Post. By clicking the link below also the document can be downloaded:







NFPE TAKES UP THE HIGHER PAY FOR DRIVERS

 
DRIVERS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT GRANTED PB-1 WITH 1900 GRADE PAY FOR DRIVERS OF ENTRY CADRE
 
DRIVERS WENT TO COURT AND A DIRECTION WAS ISSUED TO ANOMALY COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERING THE ISSUE
 
WE TOOK UP THE ISSUE IN THE DEPARTMENTAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE AND THE DEPARTMENT DENIED IT AS AN ANOMALY BUT AGREED TO RECOMMEND PARITY WITH POSTMEN SCALE OF PAY OF GRADE PAY 2000
 
NOW WE GATHER THROUGH OUR SOURCES THAT UNDER RTI THE LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT CONFIRMED THAT THE STAFF CAR  DRIVERS AND VAN DRIVERS OF PARLIAMENT SECRETARIAT HAVE BEEN GRANTED WITH PB-1 WITH GRADE PAY 2400 AT ENTRY LEVEL - SINCE DRIVERS ARE TERMED AS COMMON CATEGORY OF STAFF AND THEREFORE THEIR PAY WILL BE SAME EVERYWHERE, THIS DISPARITY IS UNSCIENTIFIC.
 
THEREFORE THIS CAUSES A DISPARITY BETWEEN DRIVERS OF PARLIAMENT SECRETARIAT AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING THE RMS & MMS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS - NFPE HAS WRITTEN TO CONFEDERATION TO TAKE UP THIS ISSUE IN THE NEXT MEETING OF NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING ON 27.03.2010 FOR DISCUSSION WITH GOVERNMENT
 
LETTER ADDRESSED TO SECRETARY GENERAL CONFEDERATION BY NFPE IS REPRODUCED BELOW FOR INFORMATION OF ALL COMRADES:
To
Comrade KKN.Kutty
Secretary General Confederation
 
Dear Comrade KKN - Greetings. I came across a material under RTI clarifying that the Staff Car Drivers and Van Drivers under Lok sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat are granted a scale of pay of 2400 GP in PB_1 as the entry grade as per the recommendations of the Parliamentary Pay committee 2009 constituted in the context of decisions of Central Government on ther recommendations of 6TH CPC - This shows clearly that in spite of 6th CPC recommending to the same Staff Car Drivers a scale of pay of Rs.1900 GP in PB_1, the same cadre in Lok Saha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat are awarded higher pay scale of 2400 GP on par with UDC - This is a clear case of anomaly and in the background of deep resentment amongst the drivers of Postal department, i request you to give most importance to this issue by taking up with the Governmene demanding pay parity with the Drivers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat. I shall be highly thankful if early action is initiated in this regards. I am forwarding the document obtained under RTI in this regards through forwarding email separately for your infrmation and necessary action. 


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

NEWS FLASH - 8% DA HIKE APPROVED BY THE CABINET TODAY


UNION CABINET TODAY APPROVED PAYMENT OF ANOTHER INSTALMENT OF DA @8% w.e.f. 1.1.2010 FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND

DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS


WITH THIS THE TOTAL DEARNESS ALLOWANCE WILL RISE FROM 27% TO 35%

Thursday, March 18, 2010

HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME OF CG EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS


MINISTRY OF HEALTH CALLED FOR 'REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL' FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR PROVIDING ' Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme'


CONFEDERATION SECRETARY GENERAL CALLED UPON OUR OPINIONS ON HEALTH INURANCE SCHEME


Dear Comrades! - The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has already called for "Request for Proposal" from General Insurance Companies for implementation of Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance scheme. NFPE published salient points in its Postal Crusader January 2010 issue at the time of the Ministry of Health calling for Expression of Interest from General Insurance Companies for prividing the health insurance. Now the Ministry of Health has called for "REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL" from the interested General Insurance Companies asking them to submit their 'Bid' before 30.03.2010.


Confederation has sought the opinion of all afiliates on this Health Insurance Scheme in order to discuss and take our position in the ensuing Secretariat Meeting of Confederation.


The Scheme is compulsory for all future employees and future retirees - Optional for the existing pensioners and existing employees - But the existing employees have no option when they retire.


Insurance Company should ensure that the beneficiaries need not pay any deposit at the commencement of treatment or at the end of treatment.


There appears that the facility for 'Out-Patient Treatment' as available at present through CGHS and CS MA Rules may not be available under the new Health Insurance Scheme except for 'Pre and Post hospitalization check ups.


Maternity Benefit exclusion clauses not available for those officials having two or more living children.


Any dental treatment or surgery which is corrective nature etc are not covered under the scheme - Congenital diseases are not covered -Ayurveda, Sidha, Unani and Naturopathy not allowed unless taken as inpatient in empanelled hospitals.


NFPE requests all Circle Unions and Divisional and Branch unions to download the full text of the Health Ministry's document by clicking on the Link below and study the same and send in their opinions by E-mail to the Federation at the earliest. An opinion poll in this issue is also placed in the NFPE Website on the left side margins of the website. Comrades are invited to participate in the poll to express their opinion but only after studying the whole Health Insurance Scheme. Please do not vote before studying and comparing the present CGHS Scheme.


http://www.mohfw.nic.in/RFP%20For%20CGEPHIS.pdf
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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

CORE BANKING SERVICES IN POSTAL SOON IN 4000 POST OFFICES

4000 POST OFFICES ARE TO BE INTRODUCED WITH CORE BANKING - HON'BLE MOSC & IT REPLIED IN PARLIAMENT
EXCERPTS RECEIVED BY NFPE IN EMAIL IS REPRODUCED BELOW FOR THE INFORMATION OF OUR MEMBERS:

There is a proposal to introduce Core Banking Solution (CBS) in 4,000 post offices for ensuring "anytime, anywhere and any branch banking" in these 4000 post offices. There is a financial outlay of Rs.106 crores for development of CBS software, customer relations management, training, project management unit, centralised back office etc. during the 11th Five Year Plan.The project aims at provision of delivery channels like ATM, internet, phone and mobile banking services besides streamlining the existing operations of savings schemes /savings certificates.Till now, 117 officers have been imparted CBS appreciation training and 60 operative officials have attended workshop on Core Banking.
Government has also taken the following steps to make the post offices a profitable organization:
1. Modernize mail operations through improved transmission of mails, parcel and logistics between major cities, setting up of automatic mail processing centres for faster processing of mails and rationalization of the existing mail network.
2. Induction of technology in speed post network and financial services so as to increase the efficiency of operations.
3. Leveraging the postal network to provide various utility services.

4. Utilizing technology for improving productivity in post offices.

Minister of State for Communications Information Technology,
Shri Gurudas Kamat in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.


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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DOPT ORDERS ON ROASTER FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY

DOPT LATEST ORDERS ON RESERVATION ROASTER OF ASSISTANTS WITH DISABILITIES
 

DOPT issued orders on 10th March 2010 directing all Establishments to prepare the Reservation Roaster Register starting from 1.1.1996 reminding all Establishments that since the Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rightsand Full Participation] Act, 1995 came into existence w.e.f. 1/1/1996
 
The above Act provides for Reservation of 3% vacancies for persons with physical disabilities in case of direct recruitment in selected Group A, B, C & D posts with a 1% of the 3% reservation to persons who are Blind, Hearing impaired and Locomotor / Cerebral Palsy vide the above Act.
 
To assess as to whether the above 3% reservation quota have actuall been filled up or not, the DOPT has now directed all Establishments to collect the data from 1.1.1996.
 
The orders of the DOPT can be downloaded from the Link Below:
 

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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

MODEL RECRUITMENT RULES FOR STENOGRAPHERS GRADE -II POSTS

DOPT ISSUED ORDERS ON MODEL RECRUITMENT RULES FOR STENOGRAPHERS GRADE II
IN NON-SECRETARIAT ORGANISATIONS
 
Consequent on merger of Pay Scales of both Stenographers Grade I and II who were placed in PB-2 with Grade Pay 4200/- the Stenographers Grade III in pre-revised scale of pay of 4000-6000 now placed in PB-1 with Grade Pay 2400 are re-designated as Stenographers Grade II in the Model Recruitment Rules
 
The full Text of the DOPT Orders can be downloaded by clicking the following Link:
 
 


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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

GOVERNMENT ORDERS EXTENSION OF SPECIAL CONCESSIONS FOR KASHMIR VALLEY CG EMPLOYEES


DOPT ORDERS FOR EXTENSION OF ALL SPECIAL CONCESSIONS EARLIER GRANTED TO
CG EMPLOYEES OF KASHMIR VALLEY UP TO 31.12.2010
 
 

No.18016/3/2010-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(
Department of Personnel & Training)
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North Block, New Delhi.
Dated, the 15th March, 2010.

  

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

  

Subject:-     Special concessions / facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

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        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's D.O. No. 18016/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 27" March, 2009 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the Department of Jammu & Kashmir Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs has reviewed the matter in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and this Department, and it has been decided that the existing package of concessions/incentives earlier extended to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley upto 31.12.2009 may be continued further for a further period of one year with effect from 01.01.2010 to 31.12.2010. A copy of the details of the package of incentives is enclosed in the Annexure to this O.M. for ready reference.

2.    The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries / Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the package. The concerned Ministry / Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all Court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries / Departments concerned.

  

 

(SIMMI R. NAKRA)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


FOLLOWING SPECIAL CONCESSIONS WERE EXTENDED TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES OF KASHMIR VALLEY UP TO 31.12.2009 EARLIER:
 

1. Additional H.R.A. and other concessions
2. Messing Facilities
3. Adjustrment of migrant employees
4. Payment of leave salary/ad hoc financial assistance
5. Regularisation of the period of absence of J&K migrant employees
6. Payment of monthly pension to pensioners of Kashmir valley

The Full Text of Orders on Special Concessions available to CG Employees working in Kashmir Valley is available  by clicking the Link Below:

http://persmin.gov.in/WriteData/CircularNotification/ScanDocument/18016_2_2008-Estt.(L).pdf

 
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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE