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Thursday, October 31, 2013



PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOINT BIENNIAL CIRCLE CONFERENCE - KOLKATA



MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP C EMPLOYEES ON 12/11/2013

COMPENDIUM OF OMS AND NOTIFICATIONS ON RTI ACT (Click the link below for details) http://persmin.gov.in/DOPT/RTICorner/Compendium/COMPENDIUM_Final.pdf


ALTERATION IN THE NAME OF POSTAL CIRCLE FROM 'ORISSA' TO 'ODISHA'
 
EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER NOVEMBER 2013

VIITH CPC AND GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

          The intensive and continuous nationwide campaign conducted by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, the unparalled mobilization of workers in agitational programmes culminating in massive Parliament March and one day strike on 12th December, 2012 , subsequent declaration of strike ballot for indefinite strike has compelled the Central Govt. to announce the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission, ahead of the Assembly and Parliament election. NFPE being the major affiliate of Confederation has played a leading role in all these agitational programmes and hence we can proudly say that Seventh Pay Commission is an outcome of our struggle. Thus the first phase of agitation comes to a successful end.

          Now the most important part remains. Govt. has announced the Pay Commission but has not disclosed its mind on other related issues such as date of effect, merger of DA with pay, inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks, Interim relief, pensionary benefits to those recruited on or after 1.1.2004 etc. Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T) has called the JCM staff side for a discussion on the terms of reference of the 7th CPC on 25th  October , 2013 and heard the view points of the staff side. The leaders of various organizations of the JCM staff side met on 26 October, 2013 and formulated a consensus proposal regarding the terms of reference of the 7th CPC. In the case of date of effect, even though the stand taken by confederation is 1.1.2011, taking into consideration the view points of other organizations a compromise formula of 1.1.2014 as date of effect is arrived at i.e. from the 1st January after the announcement of 7th CPC by the Government. Regarding DA merger, interim relief, pensionary benefits to those entered in service on or after 1.1.2004 etc  also an agreed formula has been worked out.

          Regarding the most important demand affecting 50% of the employees of the Postal Department i.e, inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of the 7th CPC, unlike in the past, this time there is total unanimity among the staffside. In the staffside proposal regarding terms of reference to be submitted to the Govt., it will be clearly mentioned that the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department should be brought under the purview of the 7th Pay Commission.

          We are not demanding any mercy from the Govt.The Hon’ble Supreme , Court of India, in the case of P.K.Rajamma Vs Union of India, has made it clear without any ambiguity, that Extra-Departmental Agents (now GDS) are holders of civil posts and hence they are civil servants under Article 309 of the Constitution. Further, the Fourth Pay Commission in its report has also made the following observation:-
         
          “The matter is, however, beyond controversy after the decisions of Supreme Court in Gokulanda Das’s case (also called as P.K.Rajamma’s case) where it has been declared that an Extra-Departmental agent is not a casual worker but ‘holds a post under the administrative control of the “state’’ and that while such a post is outside the regular civil service, there is no doubt that it is a post under the ‘’state” ’. In view of this pronouncement, we are unable to accept the contention that Extra- Departmental employees are outside the purview of the terms of reference of our Commission.”

          Again, Justice Charanjit Talwar Committee, subsequently appointed by the Govt., recommended that ED Agents have to be included within the overall class of civil servants, being holders of civil posts. The committee further made it clear that there is no rationale to keep them separately as “a class within the class” of central govt employees which is against the provisions of Article 14 & 16 of the Constitution of India.

          It is in this background, NFPE & confederation has demanded for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC and conducted one day’s strike on 12.12.2012. Now that the entire JCM staffside also agreed to raise the same demand, we hope that the govt. shall concede the demand of entire 30 lakhs central govt. employees and include the GDS under the terms of reference. In case, the govt rejects our demand, there is no other way but to go for indefinite strike.
                  
          The postal Joint Council of Action comprising all the unions/ associations affiliated to NFPE & FNPO, has met at Delhi on 19.10.2013 and has decided to go for indefinite strike, if the govt. refuses to accept our demand for inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC and also regularization and revision of wages of casual labourers.

          NFPE calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to be ready for an indefinite strike for the cause of three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks and the casual, part time, contingent employees who are the most exploited and down-trodden class of the Postal Department and the entire Central Govt. Services.




                                                                                 

                   





REVISION OF 1/3RD COMMUTED PENSION PORTION OF PENSION IN RESPECT OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS WHO HAD DRAWN LUMP SUM PAYMENT ON ABSORPTION IN CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS/CENTRAL AUTONOMOUS BODIES-IMPLEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT'S DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 6 THE CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

GRANT OF GRADE PAY OF RS 1800 TO GROUP D /MTS WHO RETIRED/EXPIRED FROM SERVICE AFTER 31-08-2008 WITHOUT HAVE BEEN IMPARTED TRAINING CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Tuesday, October 29, 2013


1.    
   Minutes of the meeting held on 23-10-2013under the Chairmanship of Member (O) regarding  implementation of MNOP and L-1/L-2 System.

          In  pursuance of the meeting held on 02/08/2013 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) to discuss the issues raised by Postal JCA, a meeting was held with the staff side under the Chairmanship of Member (O) on 23-10-2013. Following were present in the meeting.

1     .    1.Shri S.K. Sinha, CGM (MB)
2.       2.Shri Rishikesh , Director (Mail Mgt)
3.     3.Shri M.B. Gajbhiye, ADG(MO)

                 Postal JCA Side

1.    Shri M. Krishnan, Secretary General ,NFPE.
2.    Shri Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary , AIRMS & MMS EU, Group `C`
3.    Shri P. Suresh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU, MG & MTS.
4.    Shri Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, National Union R-III, Delhi Circle.

2  On the issue of revised norms for CRCs, it was brought to the notice of staff side that the norms fixed for different operational activities at Speed Post Hubs, Intra-circle Hubs and CRCs are based on the recommendations of work Study Team of the Directorate. The issue of productivity norms as well as establishment norms have also been clarified to all concerned vide Dte. O.M.No. 28-8/2011-D dated 13-08-2013. Therefore, the issues stands settled now. It was decided to supply a copy of Work Study Report to the staff side.
3   The issue regarding shifting  /transfer of staff from L-1 office to L-2 office and vice versa was discussed with staff side and  the staff side was satisfied with the circumstances under which the staff was transferred  from L-1 office to L-2 office in Gujarat Circle. The issue , is therefore, stands settled.
4. The staff side requested that more L-1 offices were needed in some Circle. In response , it was informed that requirement of more L_1 offices was examined and it was felt that any more L-1 offices not needed in view of the following:

(i) All L-1 and L-2 mail offices located within  a Circle have been           allowed    to close bags for each other.
(ii)  Circles have been given enough exceptions in terms of closing of bags by mail offices based on volume of mail.

In view of the above, the issue of identification /creation of L-1 /L-2 offices stands settled. It was decided to supply a copy of list of exceptions granted to L-2 offices for closing of direct bags to the staff side.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.
(M.B. Gajbhiye)
Assitant Director General (MO)
    No. 28-9/2011-D                                                              Dated 28/10/2013





Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC:

Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.

A.     To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.

1  Central Government employees – industrial and non      industrial;
2   Personnel belonging  to  All India services;
3   Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces;
Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks  belonging to     the Postal Department;
5   Personnel  of Union Territories;
Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts  Department;
7 Officers and employees of the Supreme Court;
8  Members of Regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up  under Act of Parliament.

B.   To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees mentioned in (A) above as on 1.1.2014.

C.  The Commission will determine the pay structure, benefits facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.

D.   To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees  and  Pensioners mentioned in (A) above;

E. To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief  immediately to be merged with Pay and pension 

F.     To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.

G.   To work out the improvements needed to the existing  retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family  pension and other terminal or recurring  benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.

H.   To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.

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VII CPC - TERMS OF REFERENCE - LATEST POSITION

Dear Comrades,
VII-CPC – Terms of reference-

            The members of the National Secretariat of the Confederation available at New Delhi met on 23rd Oct. 2013 and again on 24th October, 2013 to discuss and formulate our views on the 7th CPC terms of Reference.  On the basis of the discussions, we prepared a draft terms of reference and submitted it for consideration of the Staff Side.  The important points we placed in our draft for the consideration of the staff side were:-

(a)   The Commission to examine the present structure of pay and allowances and suggest changes.
(b)   To give effect to its recommendations from 1.1.2011 i.e. wage revision must be after       every five years.
(c)   D.A (50%) to be merged with pay with effect from 1.1.2011.
(d)   To determine Interim relief taking into account the erosion in the value of wages over the years,
(e)   To include GDS within the ambit of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
(f)     To revise the retirement benefits and accord pension maintaining parity in quantum in respect of past, present and future pensioners.
(g)   To extend the statutory defined benefit pension to those who have entered service after 1.1.2004.
(h)   To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM on a priority basis and within a specified time frame.
(i)     To provide cashless/hazzle free Medicare to employees and pensioners.

The Government of India had convened a meeting of the Staff side representatives on 24.10.2013 to discuss the terms of reference.  The meeting took place at 3.00PM on 24th under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Personnel.  Besides the points mentioned above, the staff raised many other matters connected with the setting up of the CPC. viz. the inclusion of labour Representative as a Member of the Commission; the anomalous  situation brought about by the Grade pay based MACP Scheme; the requirement of a mechanism to settle the 6th CPC related anomalies;  the need to allow the proposals of Cadre Review to be examined by the Government independently without referring it to CPC;  to have members in the Commission who have gained  expertise to impart to the Commission the nuances and functional requirements of various Departments;  to relook at the new Pay Structure brought in by the 6th CPC in the light of the experience between 2008 to 2013 etc.  In conclusion the staff side requested the Government to provide it with a draft terms of reference taking into account the views placed by them.  It was also proposed by the Staff Side that on exchange of the draft terms of reference prepared by the Staff Side and the  Official Side, a meeting with the Secretary, Personnel and Secretary, Expenditure could be arranged to iron out the differences, if any.
The Staff Side met again on 25th at its office and deliberated upon various views presented by different organisations and finalised the draft terms of reference. We shall publish the said draft terms of reference as and when the same is submitted to the Government.
It is obvious that despite the unanimous position taken by all the organisations, the Government may not necessarily agree with many of the basic issues, viz. Date of effect, merger of  DA, Interim Relief, Coverage of GDS etc.  We appeal to our affiliates/ State COCs to continue the campaign amongst the employees to generate necessary sanctions.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
(M.Krishnan)

Secretary General.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Constitution of the NFPE Mahila Sub Committee.

As per the decision of the Federal Council of NFPE held at Hyderabad from 9th to 12th
 June 2013, the Mahila Sub Committee of NFPE is constituted with the following
 members from the affiliated unions.

1. Com. C. P. Sobhana, Vice President, P3 (CHQ), SPM Kannur Civil Station, Kannur (Kerala)
2. Com. Nanda Sen, AIPEU Group ‘C’, PA (BCR), Siliguri HPO (West Bengal)
3. Com. Mausumi Majumdar, AIPEU Group ‘C’, Dibrugarh Division (Assam)
4.  Com. Nasreen, P4, Sorting Postmen, Daragamitta SO, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh)
5.  Com. Lakhamti Wahlag, P4, Postmen Shillong GPO (North East)
6.  Com. K. C. Prabha, P4, Postman, Manyithara Market, Cherthala (Kerala)
7. Com. M. N. Nalini, R3, Mahila Sub Committee HSG-I, HSA, Hyderabad City,
      Sorting Division (Andhra Pradesh)
8.  Com. Anu Dandyal, R3, Accountant, Delhi Sorting Division (Delhi)
9.  Com. C. Krishna Kumari, R-3, OA, O/o SSRM, RMS ‘TV’ Division, Trivandrum (Kerala)
10. Com. S. P. Adisundari, Admn (P) Unon SS O/o PMG Vijayawada (AP)
11. Com. Saly George, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), GDS MD, Kulakada East, Kulakada, 
        Kottarakkara (Kerala)
12.  Com. Yasmintaj, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), BPM, Peduvalappai, Hassan (Karnataka)
13.  Com. Nisha Bhardwaj, SBCOEA, PA, SBCO, HPO Dausa (Rajasthan)
14.  Com. M.N. Fharte, R-4, MTS, Pune RMS (Maharashtra)
15.  Com. A. Lakshmi, R-4, MTS, Coimbatore RMS (Tamilnadu)
16.  Com. Chandramma Lingaraju, AIPAEA, Senior Accountant O/o DAP,
         Bangalore (Karnataka)
17.  Com. Manushi Bhattacharya, AIPAEA, Senior Accountant, O/o DAP,
       Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

COM. S.C.JAIN REINSTATED

                                            Flash News

 COM. S.C.JAIN  REINSTATED

             Orders reinstating into service  Com. S.C.Jain  Ex-Circle
 Secretary P3 NFPE Madhya Pradesh Circle  who was compulsorily
 retired from service for trade union activities, issued today 
asper the direction given by Directorate to the CPMG.
             NFPE and P3 CHQ has taken up the case with Secretary, 
Department of Posts. This is the great victory of NFPE in the fight
 against trade union victimization.

                                     Red Salute to all comrades


== M.Krishnan  Secretary General NFPE

Friday, October 25, 2013



HANDBOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS ON FOREIGN ASSIGNMENTS

Direct Recruitment Results of PA/SA for the year 2011 & 2012

EXIT GUIDELINES UNDER NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM – OPTION FOR COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL OF ACCUMULATED PENSION WEALTH BY SUBSCRIBER


PRIORITY ALLOTMENT TO THE PERSONAL STAFF ATTACHED WITH UNION MINISTERS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES LIST OF CENTRAL AREAS AND NON-CENTRAL AREAS

TIMELY PAYMENT OF DUES OF ENCASHMENT OF LEAVE TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS RETIRING ON ATTAINING THE AGE OF SUPERANNUATION — NEED TO OBVIATE DELAYS IN PAYMENT OF SUCH DUES – REGARDING CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

SIMPLIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR VERIFICAFION OF SERVICE — ADHERENCE TO THE REVISED FORMAT - REGARDING. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS




Thursday, October 24, 2013

DISCUSSION WITH MEMBER (OPERATIONS)
ON MNOP AND L1, L2 RELATED ISSUES DATED 23.10.2013

On 23.10.2013, Member (Operations), Postal Services Board, Shri. Kamaleshwar Prasad, held discussion with Staff side on MNOP and L1, L2 related issues. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R3 (NFPE), Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4 (NFPE), Com. Devender Kumar, Circle Secretary, NUR-3 (FNPO) Delhi Circle attended the meeting Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO & General Secretary NUR-3 (FNPO) could not attend the meeting due to sudden illness. A joint note of NFPE & FNPO was presented to the Member (O). The following are the outcome of the meeting. Minutes will be published later.

(1)      Modifications in the norms fixed for CRCs.
Official side informed that the norms are fixed as per the scientific work study conducted by Directorate in the field units. Further Directorate has issued an order on 13.08.2013 in which it is clarified that – Establishment norms for “Sorting of Articles” has been fixed as 0.079 minute per article (i.e. 760 articles per hour). However time factor for productivity pertaining to sorting of articles would continue to be 0.063 per article (i.e; 950 articles per hour).”
Staff side demanded reduction in number of article for productivity also. Staff side want change in norms for scanning and other items mentioned in their letters submitted earlier. Finally it is decided to give copy of the work study conducted by Directorate to the staff side. Staff side shall submit concrete proposal with scientific basis with supporting facts and figures justifying their arguments. Based on the staff side proposal Directorate will re-examine the case.

(2)   Administrative jurisdiction of Speed Post Hubs (SPH)
Official side reiterated that powers for deciding the administrative jurisdiction was already given to Chief PMGs. It is upto the Circle Unions to discuss the case at Circle level and settle the deserving cases. Staff side pointed out that in many Circles Chief PMGs are not ready to accept the views expressed by the Circle Unions. Finally it is decided that (1) As a first step Circle Unions should discuss the cases with Chief PMGs in formal meetings and get a reply in writing from the Circle Administration showing the reason for not accepting the demand of the Circle union and then staff side may submit a note to Directorate justifying their stand in each case with reference to the Stand taken by Chief PMGs. After that Directorate shall review each case. Discussion with CPMGs in the formal meetings and getting a reply with reasons, is a must.

(3)   L1 Status to more L2 offices
The proposal submitted by staff side will be examined. Staff Side may discuss the cases at circle level also so that Chief PMGs may submit proposal to Directorate in deserving cases. The details of the case by case examination already conducted by Directorate will be made available to the staff side.

(4)   Discontinuance of closing “NIL” bags
The proposal of the Staff side will be considered in a positive manner and detailed examination of the case will be done.

(5)   All other issues raised in the staff side note will be examined in detail by the Directorate and action will be taken.

(6)   The orders issued by the Karnataka Circle Administration implementing unilateral increase in norms in FMC from 7000 to 9000 in BG City RMS/1 and from 11000 to 13000 in BG City RMS/II in violation of Directorate orders was discussed. Member (O) agreed to issue instructions to CPMG not to violate Directorate orders.

M. Krishnan                                                     D. Theagarajan

Secretary General, NFPE                                 Secretary General, FNPO
7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
FINALISATION OF TERMS OF REFERENCE
GOVERNMENT INVITED JCM STAFF SIDE FOR DISCUSSION ON 24.10.2013


Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will hold discussion with JCM National Council, Staff Side today (24.10.2013) at 3 PM. Meeting of the Staff side will be held at 11 AM to formulate the staff side approach. Confederation available National Secretariat members met on 23.10.2013 in the presence of Com. S. K. Vyas and finalized the draft terms of reference of Confederation. Details will be published after the meeting with Secretary, DOP&T.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

DECISION OF THE NFPE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 19.10.2013

1. The decision taken by the Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE & FNPO) to go on nationwide indefinite strike on the following demands is discussed and fully endorsed.
        (a)   Inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC
      (b)   Revision wages w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and regularization of casual, part-time and contingent employees.
       (c)    Grant of 50% DA merger to all employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.

2.  Reviewed the arrangement made for conducting the inaugural ceremony of the year long Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPE on 24th November 2013. The Venue of the function will be MP’s club Hall, North Avenue, Near NFPE office, New Delhi. The function will be arranged at 4 PM. Leaders and other member of NFPE and Leaders of fraternal organizations will be invited to the function.

3. Reviewed the arrangement made for the successful conducting of the GDS Parliament March on 11th December 2013 under the banner of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Decided to extend full support to make the programme a historic success.

4.      Decided to ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed from all the affiliates of NFPE in the All India Trade Union Education Camp organized by Confederation at Mumbai on 15th & 16th November 2013. NFPE Circle Union shall raise maximum funds for meeting the expenditure for accommodation of NFPE delegates. For other details please see websites. Delegate fee is Rs. 600/- per delegate.

5. Decided to ensure maximum participation of lady delegates on the All India Women’s convention of Confederation to be held at New Delhi on 25th & 26th November 2013. Accommodation is being arranged by Reception Committee. As the weather will be cold in Delhi, all delegates are requested to bring warm clothes also. Delegate fee is Rs. 600/- per delegate. For other details please see websites.

6. Decided to extend all support to the newly formed “All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association” under the leadership of Com. D. K. Rahate, Chairman (Ex-President, NFPE) Com. Narasimhan, Vice Chairman (All India Vice President, Confederation and Ex-NFPE) and Com. K. Raghavendran, General Convener (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE). It is decided that all Circle/Divisional unions of NFPE affiliated unions shall make special efforts to form the Divisional/District/circle branches of the Pensioner’s Association in a phased manner before the end of December 2013.
7. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation and NFPE will be attending the Trade Union Congress organized by “Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR)” at Perth (Australia) from 2nd to 6th December 2013.
8. See the decision of the Central JCA meeting (NFPE & FNPO) held on 19.10.2013, published separately.

Yours fraternally,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General


EXTENSION IN DEPUTATION TENURE BEYOND THE PRESCRIBED LIMIT OF SEVEN YEARS/PREMATURE REPATRIATION FROM A NON—CENTRAL STAFFING SCHEME POST – REG CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


RECRUITMENT TO GROUP ‘C’ POSTS IN PAY BAND-1, WITH GRADE PAY OF RS. 1800/- (PRE-REVISED GROUP ‘D’ POSTS). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS