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Friday, January 28, 2011


 

INDIA POST INVITES SUGGESTIONS FROM THE MEMBERS OF PUBLIC:

 

            Department of Posts (DOP) a more than 150 years old organization, provides

services through its network of 1,50,000 offices, a majority of them being in rural areas. India Post connects all of India with mail, banking and insurance services. It is also the last mile provider of Government schemes such as payment of old age pension and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

 

2. Urbanization, increased demand for financial services, increased funding by the government for the weaker sections in the rural sector have opened up new opportunities for the Department of Posts which has necessitated development of new processes and supporting technology. The DOP is also faced with the challenge of keeping pace with the advances in communication technology. In order to provide the best-in-class customer service, deliver new services and improve operational efficiencies, the DOP is undertaking an end to end IT modernization project to equip itself with the requisite modern tools an technologies. Some of the salient features that are expected to be in place in the next two years are:-

 

- All the post offices to be fully networked and ICT enabled.

- Centralized Banking Services for Urban and unbanked rural

   population.

- End to end tracking of accountable articles.

- 24 x 7 call centres.

- Multiple channel of access to customers e.g., post office counters,

  kiosks, internet, ATMs etc.

 

3. The Department of Posts thus envisions to connect people, organizations and government using physical and electronic networks with the following objectives:-

 

(i) Modernization of postal services.

(ii) Improving the reach of postal services.

(iii) Improving the quality of services and develop, implement and operate a system of standards with accountable performance.

 

4. We are in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for the Department which will set the roadmap for achieving the above objectives. As important stakeholders in this journey, India Post, requests its customers to share their views on how India Post can achieve its objectives. Feedback on the following is requested by 04/02/2001 at ddg-cp@indiapost.gov.in.

 

(i) What kind of post office would meet your expectation – the

     infrastructure in the post office, facilities and services?

 

(ii) How to make postal service customer friendly?

 

(iii) How can the existing products and services be made more attractive?

 

(iv) What new services and facilities can India Post provide to meet the

      new and emerging needs of customers?


--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

ACTION TO BE TAKEN TO FILL UP THE VACANCIES ON THE BASIS OF LATEST

RECRUITMENT        RULES FOR THE POST OF POSTMAN AND MAIL GUARD.

 

D.G. Posts No. 44-2/2011-SPB-I dated 27th January,2011.

             I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Recruitment Rules for the post of Postman and Mail Guard dated 16th December, 2010 gazette notified on 20th December, 2010.It may be observed that the notified Recruitment Rules provide to fill up the vacancies as under(For full text please refer to the recruitment Rules)

Postman:

i.(a) 25% by promotion by  Selection-cum-seniority of Multi Tasking Staff.,

(b)        25% on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination by promotion from amongst Multi Tasking Staff failing which by direct recruitment.

 (c)       25% by direct recruitment on the basis of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks failing which by direct recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks (without any examination on the basis of their seniority subject to their meeting the prescribed requirements).

(d)        25% by direct recruitment from open market.

Mail Guard:

a)         25% by promotion by  Selection-cum-seniority of Multi  Tasking Staff  of the recruiting Division.

b)         25% on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination by promotion from amongst Multi Tasking Staff of the recruiting Division ,failing which by direct recruitment

 (c)       25% by direct recruitment on the basis of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevaks failing which by direct recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks (without any examination on the basis of their seniority subject to their meeting the prescribed requirements).

(d)        25% by direct recruitment from open market.with matriculation as mnimum educational qualification.

2.         It is presumed that the Circles have already filled up the vacancies of Postman and Mail Guard up to the year 2010. The Circles may intimate the number of vacancies pertaining to the year 2010 in the said cadres filled up by them. The number of vacancies of the years 2005,2006,2007 and 2008 cleared under ADRP and all the vacancies of the years 2009 & 2010 if any, not yet filled up by any Circle may be communicated to the Directorate along with the reasons for the same and the date by which those vacancies would be filled up. The information in this regard may be furnished latest by 7th February, 2011.

3.         In order to initiate action to fill up the vacancies of the years 2011 the Circles may work out the firm anticipated vacancies which would fall  under various modes of filling up as provided in the Recruitment Rules. Wherever applicable the vacancies may be assessed Division/Unit wise. The direct recruitment vacancies not cleared under Annual Direct Recruitment Plans of the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 should be taken into consideration while assessing the vacancies.

 4.        The consolidated number of vacancies so assessed by them for whole Circle may be furnished to the Directorate by 1st March ,2011 positively in the enclosed proforma.

5.         Once the Circles complete the process of identification of vacancies to be filled up by various modes they may proceed further to fill up the following vacancies.

(a) Postman:

            25% by promotion by selection-cum-seniority of Multi Tasking Staff..

(b)       Mail Guard:

            25% by promotion by selection-cum-seniority of Multi Tasking Staff..

6.         The Circles are requested to process the above said appointment in such time-frame so that the appointment orders are issued by 29th March, 2011.

7.         As regard the vacancies to be filled up by Departmental examination and direct recruitment the Directorate is in the process of finalizing the syllabus and scheme for examination. The same will be conveyed to the Circles shortly to enable them to fill up those posts also.

7.         Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.



--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE


Action to be taken to fill up the vacancies on the basis of latest

Recruitment Rules for the post of Multi Tasking Staff.

 

D.G. Posts No.45-2/2011-SPB-I dated 27th January,2011.

             I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Recruitment Rules for the post of Multi Tasking Staff dated 16th December, 2010 gazette notified on 20th December, 2010.It may be observed that the notified Recruitment Rules provide to fill up the vacancies as under(For full text please refer to the recruitment Rules)

Vacancies in Circle and Administrative Offices:

i.(a) 25% by appointment of Casual Labourers confirmed with temporary status on the basis of Selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(b)        Appointment of existing Casual Labourers engaged on or before1.9.1993 working,for full hours viz.8 hours, on the basis of selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(c)        Appointment of existing part-time Casual Labourers, engaged on or before 1.9.1993,on the basis of selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(d)        Direct recruitment as per the scheme circulated by the Department of Posts from time to time.

ii.          75% by direct recruitment as per the scheme circulated by the Department of Posts from time to time.

Vacancies in Subordinate Offices:

i)          50% by direct recruitment from amongst Gramin Dak Sevaks of the recruiting Division or Unit, on the basis of Selection-cum-seniority.

ii)         (a) 25% by direct recruitment on the basis of Competitive Examination restricted to the Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Division or Unit falling which by,

(b)        Appointment of Casual Labourers engaged on or before 01.09.1993, working for full hours viz. 8 hours a day, on the basis of selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(c)        Appointment of Casual Labourers conferred with temporary status in the neighbouring Division or unit on the basis of selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(d)        Appointment of Casual Labourers engaged on or before1.9.1993,working for full hours viz 8 hours,of the neighbouring Division or unit on the basis of selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(e)        Appointment of Part-time Casual Labourers engaged on or before 1.9.1993, of the recruiting Division or unit on he basis of selection-cum-seniority failing which by,

(f)        Direct recruitment from amongst Gramin Dak Sevaks on the basis of their seniority in the Division or unit.

Failing (i), (ii) and (iii) above by direct recruitment from open market.

2.         In order to initiate action to fill up the vacancies of the years 2009 and 2010 the Circles may work out the vacancies falling under various modes of filling up as provided in the Recruitment Rules. Wherever applicable the vacancies may be assessed Division/Unit wise. The direct recruitment vacancies of the erstwhile Group 'D' not cleared under Annual Direct Recruitment Plans of the years 2005,2006, 2007 and 2008 should be taken into consideration while assessing the vacancies.

 3.        The vacancies so assessed my please be furnished to the Directorate by 10th February, 2011 positively in the enclosed proforma.

4.         Once the Circles complete the process of identification of vacancies to be filled up by various modes they may proceed further to fill up the following vacancies.

(a) Vacancies in Circles and Administrative Offices:

25% of vacancies to be filled up by appointment of Casual Labourers.

(b)       Vacancies in Subordinate Offices:

i)          50% of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment from amongst Gramin Dak Sevaks of the recruiting Division or Unit, on he basis of Selection-cum-seniority.

ii)         25% of vacancies to be filled up by appointment of Casual Labourers.

5.         The Circles are requested to process the above said appointment in such time-frame so that the appointment orders are issued by 29th March,2011.

6.         As regard the vacancies to be filled up by Departmental examination and direct recruitment the Directorate is in the process of finalizing the syllabus and scheme for examination. The same will be conveyed to the Circles shortly to enable them to fill up those posts also.

7.         Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Much awaited fill up vacancies on the basis of latest recruitment Rules of Postman/Mail Guard & M.T.S released today.


No.44-2/2011-SPB-1 Dated 27th january 2011

LATEST Recruitment Rules for Postmen and Mail Guard

















No.45-2/2011 -SPB-1 Dated 27th january 2011

Latest Recruitment Rules for Multi Tasking Staff
















EXTENSION OF RISK ALLOWANCE TILL 30.06.2011

 

 

No.21012/01/2008-Estt. (Allowance)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

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New Delhi, dt.25th January, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject:- Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.

 

            The undersigned is directed to refer this Department's OM No.21012/01/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 13.10.2010 vide which payment of Risk Allowance was extended till 31.12.2010. Extension of Risk Allowance for a further period of six months beyond 31.12.2010 has been considered and it has been decided that Risk Allowance may be continued for a further period of six months upto 30.06.2011 or till such time Risk Insurance Scheme is implemented, whichever is earlier. All the Ministries Departments are requested to ensure implementation of Risk Insurance Scheme before 30.06.2011.

 

No further extension will considered thereafter.

                                                                                    s/d

                                                                                   ( Zoya C.B.)

                                                             Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

 

 


--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

Review of the Speed Post Hubs introduction w.e.f. 03.11.2010.

 

 

 

 

No. PF-16 /2011                                           Dated: 25th  January, 2011

 

To,

 

            Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy

            Secretary

            Department of Posts

            Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001

 

Sub:   Review of the Speed Post Hubs introduction w.e.f. 03.11.2010.

 

Madam,

 

1.         We are constrained to bring the following facts to your immediate attention ,as otherwise ,we will be failing in our duties towards the Department and also to the general public at large.

 

2.         The Mckensy recommended Speed Post Hub System was introduced allover the country with effect from 03.11.2010. In the initial stage we have not raised any objection to the Scheme, as it will be premature on our part to oppose a scheme ,which the Department claimed is introduced to improve the transmission and delivery of Speed Post articles, even though we had our own apprehension about the workability and success of the Scheme.

 

3.         Speed Post is a premium service of the Department of Posts and this is the only service where we feel proud by its delivery in time and also the only service which is earning increased profit year by year. But the creation of NSPC hubs are putting hurdles on its delivery in time. Delay in delivery of the Speed Post articles will definitely shake  and erode the confidence of the public in this premium products.       

 

4.         Now that almost three(3) months have elapsed since the introduction of the of the hub system ,it is high time that we undertake a balanced and unbiased view at the ground level realities based on which an urgent review of the entire scheme is to be conducted without much loss of time to rectify the defects cropped up or to roll back the entire system.

 

5.         We feel that the scheme was introduced without much homework in a mechanical manner and also without taking into account the geographical position of each district of our country. We are furnishing a few examples in Annexure-I to show that the scheme is introduced   in a stereotype manner in every Circle, totally ignoring the realities at ground level. As per the latest mail arrangement all Speed Post articles posted at Post Offices be routed to the concerned NSPC hub via RMS Offices. The Hub is situated at far off distance, wherein the Speed Post articles will be sorted, processed and dispatched to the concerned NSPC Hub/Destination passing through many states. It has been causing precious wastage of time, money and manpower due to the unnecessary double handling of mails, duplication of work resulting in avoidable physical transmission of mails causing delay in dispatch and delivery of Speed Post articles. This has become a death blow to the very concept of Speed Post as even the Speed Post letters meant for delivery within the district will reach the destination after 2-3 days.

 

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6.         As hundreds of articles will be received at the Speed Post hub, the required additional manpower is met by transferring staff from RMS units to hub centre. The Staff working at hub centre are denied leave and forced to perform OTA duty . Other RMS Offices are facing acute shortage of manpower as the staff are transferred to Hub Centre. The PMG NK Region in Karnataka Circle has issued orders for closure of SRO Dharwad and transferred the staff to find out manpower for other centres.

 

7.         Even though the administration control of most of the Speed Post hubs is under the RMS Superintendents, in a few cases in each Circle, the administrative control is vested with Postal Superintendents. As RMS staff are utilized for the processing and sorting work at hubs, the administrative control of all the hubs may be transferred to RMS Superintendents. 

 

8.         In view of the above facts and also the ground level realities furnished in the Annexure-I ,we request you to review the whole scheme and to take urgent remedial measures to rectify the defects or for complete roll back of the Scheme.

 

            A line of reply from your end will be highly appreciated.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

                                                              (M. Krishnan)

                                                   Secretary General ,NFPE

 

      (K.V. Sridharan)                                                                 (Giri Raj Singh)

General Secretary  ,P-3                                                     General Secretary R-3

 

(Ishwar Singh Dabas)                                                                (P Suresh)

General Secretary P-4                                                       General Secretary R-4

 

  

 

                       

           


 

 

Annexure-I

 

 

1.         A Speed Post letter posted in a remote Maluad Village in Chickmagalur District in Karnataka meant for delivery within the same District, at the first instance should be dispatched to Birur RMS, from where it will be transmitted to NSPC Davanagere Hub in Rani Chennamma Express Train in the midnight. After the sorting and processing in the hub it will be routed back to Birur RMS on the next day an then it will be dispatched to concerned Post office for final disposal to the addressee .Similarly a Sped Post letter Posted at Hassan City meant for delivery within Hassan City will be routed to NSPC Hub Mysore where it will be subjected to sorting and processing. Subsequently NSPC Mysore includes the letter in a direct bag to Hassan HPO and the bag will be transported to Hassan HPO for final disposal to the addressee. Same is the case with Speed Post articles posted at Important District headquarters meant for delivery in the same cities. Minimum 2-3 days delays are occurred even for the same city delivery.

 

2.         Six NSPC Hubs have been opened in Andhra Pradesh Circle with the opening of these hubs now Speed Post articles are being delivered within D+1 .The junction office of Guntakal has been omitted while identifying hubs. In Tamil Nadu Circle ten NSPC hubs and six Intra-Circle hubs are introduced .In regard to SPC Tiruchi Hub into one Centre from Myladuthurai to Karaikudi. This will result in back routing of mails and it will further cause inordinate delay. In the case of Bihar Circle, the important Centre, Gaya ,is omitted .In West Bengal Circle, Burdwan has identified instead of Asansol.

 

3.         The above only a few examples and in every Circle the picture is the same.

 

 


--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR FRANKING MACHINES UNDER REMOTELY MANAGED FRANKING SYSTEM


NFPE WRITES TO THE DEPARTMENT

 

●Sub:  Filling up of vacant GDS posts in RMS.

 

No. PF-17/2011                                               Dated: 25th  January, 2011

,

            As you aware, the Directorate has issued orders to stop filling up vacant posts of GDS in RMS Offices. It was told that this measure is taken in order to facilitate combination of the duties of GDS posts for converting the posts as Group D posts.

 

            Even after a lapse of six months, no action has been taken by the department for combination of the duties of the vacant posts with the existing GDS. As a result hundreds of GDS posts are remaining unfilled for month together in RMS.

 

            I request you to take necessary action either for immediate filling up of all vacant GDS posts in RMS or for combining the duties for converting the posts as Group D posts.

 

            Awaiting favourable action.

 

 

●Sub:  Filling up of vacant posts of Driver in MMS.

 

No. PF-17 /2011                                                         Dated: 25th   January, 2011

 

            "Consequent on scrapping of Screening Committee for Annual Direct Recruitment "the Department has initiated action for filling up of Direct Recruitment vacancies in all cadres. But it is regretted to note that action for filling up of Direct recruitment vacancies of Drivers in MMS is yet to be taken by majority of the Circles.

 

            I request you to cause instructions to all Circle Heads to expedite action for filling up , of all vacant posts of Drivers , by  direct recruitment .

 

            Awaiting favourable action.

 

●Sub: Revision of out Station Allowance (OSA) payable to RMS Staff.

 

No. PF-16 /2011                                                   Dated: 25th  January, 2011

 

            Kindly recalled the discussion our Union representatives had with you on 12.07.2011,on the items raised in the July 13th Strike Charter of demands. It was assured that orders revising the OSA payable to RMS Staff will be issued without any delay.

            It is regretted to note that even after a lapse of eight months orders are yet to be issued .

            It request your kind intervention to ensure early release of the OSA revision orders.

            Awaiting favourable action.

 

●Sub:  (i) Inordinate delay in revision of wages and

            (ii) Indiscriminate outsourcing of duties of Casual Labourers and part-time   contingent     employees of the Department of Posts.

No.PF -50 /2011                                  Dated: 25th  January, 2011

            This has a reference to our earlier letter No.PF-51/2010 dated 16.10.2010.

            As per the Supreme Court Judgement Casual labourers  are to be paid wages on pro-rata basis with reference to the minimum wages paid to Group 'D' Staff . Consequent on implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations, Govt. of India has revised the minimum wages of Group 'D' employees in the month of September, 2008,with effect from 1.12006 .It is regretted to note that even after a lapse of two years , the wages of the Casual Labourers are not revised w.e.f 1.1.2006.

            As per clarificatory orders issued by the Directorate, the work hitherto performed by the Casual labourers in Administrative Offices are to be compulsorily outsourced. Based on the above orders Casual labourers who have been continuously working for more than 1o to 30 years and made as outsourced employees and their wages has been drastically reduced.

            In some Circles and Divisions even the Sweeping and Scavenging work done by Casual Labourers of operative offices are also compulsorily outsourced, by misinterpreting the Directorate Orders. They are denied pro-rata wages as Casual Labourers, instead they are treated as outsourced workers and reduced hourly wages are paid.

            Most of the Casual Labourers and Part-time Contingent employees belong to the socially and economically backward and marginalized sections of the society. They and their families are leading a miserable life and hence this downtrodden employees needs protection and sympathetic treatment.

            I once again request your immediate intervention in the case, so that

(a)  Orders revising the wages w.e.f. 1.1.2006will be issued without any further delay and

(b)  Status-quo will be maintained in respect of casual labourers and part-time contingent employees who are already in service as on 1.1.2006 and their duties shall not be outsourced under any circumstances.

 

Awaiting favourable response.

 



--
M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE