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Thursday, October 28, 2010



Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary P3, Com. I. S. Dabas, General Secretary P-4, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary R-3 and Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4, met Secretary, Department of Posts, Today (28.10.2010). The following issues are discussed: -

(a)   Cadre Restructuring Committee - Secretary, Posts, assured that necessary action will be taken for early sitting and finalisation of the proposal by the Committee.

(b)   Postmen Related Issues: - We have requested that either the Secretary Generals or Leader/Secretary, staff side, Departmental council may also be included in the committee on Postmen related issues. Secretary, Posts, assured to have a fresh look on this issue and also assured that action will be taken for convening of the committee early.

(c)    Revision of wages of Casual Labourers and Part time contingent staff: - Secretary Posts, assured that she will personally intervene and see to it that orders are issued at the earliest. Secretary (P) informed that regarding non –submission of the information sought for by Directorate, by the Chief PMGs, she has taken a serious view of it and necessary follow up action in this regard is being taken.

(d)   Department Council meeting: - Secretary, Posts assured that second meeting will be arranged soon.

(e)   Presentation on Technological developments in Department of Posts: - Secretary, Posts, made it clear that the postponed presentation will be arranged again at Postal staff college, Ghaziabad after Deepavali Holidays.

(f)     Recruitment Rules of Multi skilled Employees (erstwhile Group 'D'): - Secretary Posts, informed that it is in the final stage and will be notified soon.


The staff side also shared with Secretary (P) their experience during the visit to the Royal Mail, London from 17th to 23rd October 2010.


Secretary Posts, informed that all out efforts one being made to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Department of Posts and staff side will also be informed of the details. Staff side assured their cooperation.

Andhra Pradesh High Court Judgment on Casual Labourers


Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 may be followed and difference in commuted value be paid without fresh applications to pensioners who retired on/after 1.1.2006 but before 2.9.2008.

F. No. 38/79/08-P&PW(G)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,Khan Market,

New Delhi – 110003Date: 27th October, 2010


Sub.: Payment of Commutation Value of additional amount of pension in respect of employees who retired on/after 1.1.2006 but before 2.9.2008 and expired before exercising option for commutation of additional amount of pension – Regarding.


As per the provisions contained in para 9.3 of this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008, the revised table of commutation value for pension will be used for all commutations of pension which become absolute after the date of issue of this OM. In the case of those pensioners, in whose case commutation of pension became absolute on or after 1.1.2006 but before the issue of this OM, the pre-revised Table of Commutation value for pension will be used for payment of commutation of pension based on pre revised pay/pension. Such pensioners shall have an option to commute the amount of pension that has become additionally commutable on account of retrospective revision of pay/pension on implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission. On exercising such an option by the pensioner, the revised Table of Commutation Value for pension will be used for the commutation of the additional amount of pension that has become commutable on account of retrospective revision of pay/pension. In all cases where the date of retirement/commutation of pension is on or after 2.9.2008, the revised Table of Commutation Value for pension will be used for commutation of entire pension.

2. References have been received from various Departments seeking clarification from this Department whether the commutation value of additional pension in respect of such employees who had retired during the period between 1.1.2006 and 2.9.2008 and died before exercising option is payable to the eligible member of family or not. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure who has observed that the Pay Commissions' intention was that the pensioner should exercise a conscious choice in view of the fact that the commutation table has changed w.e.f. 1.1.2006. As such, in these cases, the Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 may be followed and difference in commuted value be paid without fresh applications. The intention was not to deny the higher capitalized value on account ofrevision of pension.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their UO No. 456/EV/2010 dated 18.10.2010.


Under Secretary to the Government of India

Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, October 27, 2010







The leaders of NFPE and FNPO had an opportunity to visit the High Gate Cemetary, London, the place where the world's greatest and most influential political Philosopher, Karl Marx (1818-1883) was laid to rest. We paid respectful homage to the greatest revolutionary who changed the world order by calling upon "Workers of all the lands to Unite." For the NFPE delegates it is one of the most inspiring and memorable moment in their life.

Secretary General NFPE

Tuesday, October 26, 2010



(Central Head Quarters)

P. No. 04024556664/09490155999


G. Dharmendra,                                                                                   Flat No. 206,

President                                                                                             Vishwa Priya Ravula Plaza,

S. A. Raheem,                                                                                      Prashanth Nager, Malakpet

General Secretary,                                                                              Hyderabad – 500036

No. GS/PCWEA/2010-11/8                                                                                       Dated – 22.10.2010





In exercise of powers delegated and as per Section 25 of the constitution of our Association notice is hereby issued for the FIRST ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF THE ALL INDIA POSTAL CIVIL WING EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION which will be held on DECEMBER 12, 2010. The agenda of the conference will be as follows:


1.      Opening session from 11.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

2.      Delegation session from 12.00 Noon to 1.30 PM – Report & Organizational Review

3.      Lunch from 1.30 PM to 2.30 PM

4.      Continuation of delegation session from 2.30 PM to 5.00 PM

5.      Tea Break from 5.00 PM to 5.30 PM

6.      Presentation of accounts

7.      Elections of new office bearers at 5.30 PM

8.      Vote of thanks.


Venue of the conference will be intimated in due course





  General Secretary




Secretary General NFPE


  Phone:  011-23092771 [HQrs]

                                                       033-26727027 [Res]

                                                                                                                                                          033-22376108 [Union]

9433443221 [ Mobil ]


[Federated with the "National Federation of Postal Employees" ]

Central Headquarters

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001


Email ID : www.aipsbcoeachq2010@gmail.com


No. SBCO/ Membership Verification/10                                                  Dated 19th Sep'2010.



The Central Office Bearers,

All Circle Secretaries

Of AIP SBCO Employees Association.




Dear Comrade,


                It is heartening to note that our organization has achieved long wanted recognition of the Department in last verification of the memberships under check off system. I am really proud to convey my comradely greetings and " Red Salute" to all of our members. We take pride in that at present we are officially affiliated under NFPE and the Department would have to extend all trade union facilities to our union to enable our union to join on table bargaining. We will remember the great  contributions of our beloved federation, ( i.e NFPE ) and all other organization under NFPE, the Group – C union in particular for sincere Co operation in the process of check off system.




                 We are obligated to build up united struggle to save our postal services. In the interests of all cross section of postal employees and the common people as a whole. We are committed to promote vigorous struggle against the anti people activities and policies of the 2nd UPA Govt. So come out comrade, to share our new beginning with new hope and energy to strengthen our organization so that we may achieve our goal.



                                                                                                    Comradely yours,



                                                                                                         ( Asit Das )

                                                                                                   General Secretary,







                                                                                                                                                            Phone:  011-23092771 [HQrs]

                                                       033-26727027 [Res]

                                                                                                                                                          033-22376108 [Union]

9433443221 [ Mobil ]


[  Federated with the "National Federation of Postal Employees" ]

Central Headquarters

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001


No. PC – 1 / AIC                                                                                        Date :  18.10.2010



Notice under article 25 of the constitution of All India Postal SBCO Employees Association read with article 20 ( a ) and 22 ibid is hereby given that 1st All India Conference of this Association will be held at Hyderabad ( Andhra Pradesh ) on 11.12.2010.


The following shall be items of agenda for the 1st All India Conference : -


1.         Consideration and adoption of report.

2.         Discussion on financial affaires.

3.         Organizational Review.

( I ) Discussion on proposed Strike from 13th July'10 ( finally deferred ) and its outcome.

( ii ) Organizational Position in all level.

( iii ) Finalization of Subscription.

( iv ) Membership verification.           

4.         Attacks on Postal Services

( I ) Privatization and outsourcing of postal work.

( ii ) Attack on SBCO workers.

5.         Implementation of MACP.

6.         Policy and Programme.

7.         Election of Office Bearers.

8.         Election of Federal Councilor.

9.         Appointment of Auditor.

10.      Venue of next AIC.

11.      any other item with the permission of the chair. 


                                                                                                         ( Asit Das )

                                                                                                   General Secretary,

Copy forwarded to : -

1.    Com. S. Appanraj, All India President. All India Postal SBCO Employees Association, Madurai,


2.    Com. S.P.Kulakarni, All India Working President, AIPSBCOEA, Maharashtra.

3.    The Secretary General, NFPE, New Delhi.

4.    All CHQ Office bearers & Circle Secretaries of AIPSBCOEA.

5.    All General Secretary, under the banner of NFPE.

6.    The Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group – C, Andhra Pradesh Circle.

7.    The Director General, Department of Post New Delhi 110001.

8.    Spare. 


                                                                                                        ( Asit Das )

                                                                                                   General Secretary,

Secretary General NFPE



Department of Posts has deputed a ten (10) member delegation led by Sri. A. K. Sharma, Dy. Director General (Establishment) to united kingdom to visit Royal Mail Groups Automated Mail/Parcel processing facilities for five days from 18th to 22nd October 2010. The following are the other nine members:


1.      Shri Subhash Chander, Director (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, New Delhi

2.      Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE

3.      Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group 'C' (NFPE)

4.      Com. Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU Group – C (NFPE)

5.      Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen & MSEs (NFPE)

6.      Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU MG & MSEs (NFPE)

7.      Shri. D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, NAPE Group 'C' (FNPO)

8.      Shri. T. N. Rahate, General Secretary, NUPE Postmen & MSE (FNPO)

9.      Shri. A. H. Siddque, General Secretary, NURMS & MMS MG & Group 'D' (FNPO)


The Tour commenced from Delhi on  17.10.2010  and reached London 17.10.2010.


The main Agenda for the visit to Royal Mail from 18th to 22nd included the following:

1.      Introduction to the week by Mr. Stan Kozlowski, the Head of British Postal Consultancy Services (BPCS).

2.      Introduction to Royal Mail Group by Mr. Stan Kozlowski

3.      Presentation on World Postal Environment by Mr. Stan Kozlowski.

4.      Presentation on Post office counter Transformation by Mr. Stans Kozlowski

5.      Visit to city of London Post office – Paul Gardner

6.      Presentation on Journey of a letter – Mr. Stan Kozlowski & the Mail Centre Manager, Royal Mails.

7.      Tour of Mail Centre.

8.      Overview of ParcelForce World Wide – David Breez, Head of International operations, Royal Mails.

9.      Tour of the International Hub and visit to National Hub.

10.  Meeting with Communication Workers Union Representatives Mr. Peter Donaghy & Mr. Carl Madess.

11.  Visit to West London Delivery office – Mr. Arrane Byne & Mr. Frances Conroy.

12.  Presentation on Royal Mails operation Transformation – Mr. Dave Briggs, Packet Pipeline Design Manager, Royal Mails.

13.  Tour to Princess Royal Delivery Centre (PRDC)

14.  Presentation on UK Regulation Liberalisation – Mr. Stan Kozlowski.

15.  Presentation on Revenue Protection – Mr. Stan Kozlowski

16.  Presentation on Royal Mail Automation programme – Mr. Stan Kozlowski

17.  Discussions on the week and Summary – Stan Kozlowski


On completion of the one week training programme individual certificate has been issued to all delegates by Royal Mail Group.


Royal Mail is the National Postal Service of United kingdom. Royal Mail Holdings Plc own Royal Mail Group Limited, which in turn operates the following brands:

(a)   Royal Mail (UK Letters)

(b)   Parcel Force Worldwide (UK Parcels)

(c)    General Logistic Systems

(d)   "Post office Ltd" which provides counter services, is a wholly owned subsidiary.


Royal Mail Holdings is a public limited company. Royal Mail is responsible for universal collection and delivery in the UK. Royal Mail delivers 33 million items every working day, 71 million items handled daily, and had a network of 11905 post offices, 1, 1600 post boxes, 450000 collection centres, 37 million delivery points, 33000 vehicles & 29 Aircrafts & 27000 bi-cycles. Total number of workforce is 1,68000 which includes regular contracts and casual workers. 70% of the workforce is delivery staff. For the financial year 2008-2009 Royal Mail had an operating profit of 321 million pounds, with all four group businesses running on profit.


In UK, Postal Sector reforms and liberalization started in the year 2006 three years ahead of other Europeon countries. Royal Mail lost its monopoly and competitors are licenced to carry mail and pass it to Royal Mail for delivery. Delivery is exclusively done by Royal Mail. There are currently fifty (50) Licenced Mail operators including Royal Mail. Royal Mail claims a market share of 75%. There is only one delivery each day. Delivery of letters, Delivery of parcels and operating post offices are separately done in different places (centres). Universal service obligation (USO) is applicable to Royal Mail only. USO Loss for 2009-2010 is 100 million pounds. No subsidy is given by Government to meet USO obligation. Tarrif is fixed by the Postal Regulator called Post comm..


All the centres – Post office, Parcel force and Letters – are fully computerized and automated. Fully automated mail/parcel processing facilities are provided for sorting of articles and also for Postmen beat sorting. The letter sorting machine has a maximum capacity of sorting 40000 letters per hour.


The Royal Mails motto is "a commercial business with a social purpose" and "Quality first and value for the money & security". It is told that the reforms & liberalization has resulted in more efficiency, better service standards, competition, stimulating innovation, reducing prices, quality raising, choice to the public and level playing field for all competitors (players).  Royal Mails borrowed 1.2 billion pounds to invest on transforming their operations, which includes further induction of latest technologies in the automation programme.


The UK Government is proposing to further intensify the Postal reforms which includes the privatization of letter mail services, closure of 2500 Post offices in the name of network transformation.


The meeting with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Representatives was most informative and cordial. The CWU, the only one union in the Royal Mail, was formed on 26th January 1995 as the result of a merger between National Communications Union (NCU) and the Union of Communication Workers (UCW). The CWU is the sixth largest Union in Britain. The management and functioning of the union is in a most democratic manner. For calling an industrial action (strike) strike ballot is compulsory. 51% should vote for the strike. Annual conferences are held at all level. Election of office bearers are by secret ballot. CWU has 87 Postal branches & 73 Telecom Brnaches, Postal membership is 148597 and Telecom & Financial services membership is 74121. Total membership is 2,22718 (including Telecoms & Giro Bank). The last industrial action took place in the year of 2009. The CWU representatives made it clear that they strongly oppose any move of the Government to privatise the Royal Mail either by selling shares or by outright sale to other private Postal giants. Wage revision is done every year though negotiations.


The workers of the Royal Mail have full political freedom and the CWU leadership at present is joining hands with British Labour Party. Members can have their own political freedom to join any party of their choice.


It is worth mentioning here, that the Royal Mails pays maximum attention for customer satisfaction and is very much concerned with the quality and security of services. Premises of all the centres are kept neat and tidy and state of the art facilities are provided to the public. While discharging the corporate social responsibility in a most commendable manner, they are equally concerned with Revenue protection. Every safeguard is taken to prevent revenue leakage and they are updating the technology for preventing revenue leakage.


In short the visit to Royal Mail provided us an opportunity to understand the development that are taking place in the Postal Sector in a most advanced and developed nation like Britain and especially in London. While opposing the unbridled reforms and liberalization, there are of course, certain positive aspects which are to be deliberated upon, before putting it into practice in our country.


The delegation had an opportunity to visit some important tourist attractions of city of London like Tower of London, London Eye etc. The delegation left for in India on 23rd October and reached New Delhi on 24th October 2010. The guidance given by the Leader of Team Sri. A. K. Sharma, DDG (Estt.) and Sri. Subash Chander, Director (SR & Legal) is to be worth mentioned.



Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


NFPE & P3 have taken up the matter with Secretary (Posts) regarding undue delay and irregularities observed in implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP). It is being denied to eligible officials in some circles and sought the intervention of the Directorate . DOP caused necessary classifications to sort out the problems prevailing in the Circles. The orders of DOP is also exhibited in Website.

Government of India

Ministry of Communication & IT

Department of Posts

(Pay Commission Cell)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi - 110116

No. 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC Dated: 18th Oct, 2010

All Chief Postmasters General,

All Postmasters General

General Managers (Finance)

All Directors of Accounts Postal



I am directed to refer to this Directorate's OM dated 18 Sep, 2009 communicating the detailed guidelines for implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) and several other clarification issued on this subject.

2. The General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' has represented to the Secretary (Posts) alleging that the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) is being denied to eligible official in some Circles and sought the intervention of the Directorate in clarifying the position. The contentions of the General Secretary have been examined and the following clarifications are provided for guidance and strict observance.

Sl. No.

Point on which clarification sought

Status Position


Eligibility of MACPS to a direct recruited Postal Assistant conferred with TBOP –

It has been represented that in some Circles the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were accorded financial upgradation under one time bound promotion scheme on completion of 16 years of satisfactory service are not being given the 2nd MACPS on the ground that the officials have not completed 10 years of service TBOP Scale/Grade with grade pay of Rs.2800.

Attention is drawn to Para No. 28 of Annexure-I to this office OM dated 18-09-2009. It is stated that a directly recruited Postal Assistant who got one financial upgradation under TBOP Scheme after rendering 16 years of service before 01.09.2008, will become eligible to 2nd MACP on completion of 20 years of continuous service from date of entry in Government service or 10 years service in TBOP grade pay or scale or combination of both, whichever is earlier, However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 and such 2nd financial upgradation for the above referred category of officials has to be given from 01.09.2008. They will also become eligible for 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of service or after rendering 10 years in 2nd MACP, whichever is earlier.


Eligibility of MACP to a directly recruited Postal Assistant having qualified in PO & RMS Accounts Examination and opted initially for defunct scale & later opted out of it & who have got financial upgradations under TBOP and BCR subsequently –

The staff side has alleged that Postal Assistants who have qualified in PO & RMS examination who initially opted for defunct scale and later switched over to normal line and accorded financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR schemes are denied 3rd MACP construing that PO & RMS Accountants is 1st MACP and TBOP/BCR are off set against 2nd and 3rd MACP.

PO & RMS Accountants examination is a qualifying one and the Postal Assistants who have passed the examination are posted as Accountants with some special allowance. They will be continued in the cadre of Postal Assistants in the common gradation list.

The PO & RMS Accountants who initially opted for defunct pay scale of Rs.380-620 and later switched over to normal line of promotion in PA cadre and given financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR Schemes will become eligible for 3rd MACP under MACPS provided that they have not earned any other regular promotion and subject to rendering of 30 years of continuous service from the date of entry in the PA grade or 10 years continuous service in the BCR grade, whichever is earlier. Denial of 3rd MACP on the said ground is not in order.


Eligibility of MACP to a promoted official to PA Cadre and having completed 10 years of service in PA cadre –

It was stated by staff representatives that in some Circles, the officials who were promoted from the lower cadres to Postal Assistants and on completion of 10 years in the said Postal Assistant cadre are not considered for 2nd MACP on the plea that they have not completed 20 years of service from the date of entry in clerical cadre.

The attention of the Circle is drawn to Para No. 28 (A) (1) in the Annexure-I. In case of a lower grade official promoted to PA cadre, having got one promotion to PA cadre before completion of 10 years of continuous service, it will be off set against 1st MACP and on rendering 10 years continuing service in the clerical grade/scale or on completion of 20 years service from the date of entry would become eligible for 2nd MACP, whichever date is earlier. However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 as the scheme became operational from this date only.


No. 4-Eligibility of MACP on completion of 30 years of service from date of entry as on 01.09.2008, declining regular promotion to LSG during 2009 and 2010 –

The General Secretary intimated that certain officials who become eligible for 3rd MACP on 01.09.2008 are denied the same on the ground that they have declined the regular promotion to norm based LSG in 2009 and 2010.

The attention is drawn to para 25 of Annexure I to order on MACPS issued on 18.09.2009 providing that "if a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground for withdrawal of the financial upgadation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion and the second and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal." Therefore, the issue raised is already covered under Para 25 and in such cases where due date of financial upgradation precedes the refusal for regular promotion, financial upgradation under MACPS shall be allowed.


Eligibility of MACP due on 01.09.2008 for officials due to currency of the penalty of recovery in consequence of disciplinary proceedings or disciplinary proceeding contemplated.

The staff side represented that some Circle have not considered the cases of officials for MACP on the date of introduction on the pretext that the punishment of recovery from their pay is current or disciplinary proceedings contemplated at the time of screening of the officials by the Committees which were constituted for considering financial upgradation under MACPS

Para 18 of Annexure-I to OM dated 18.09.2009 provides that – "In the matter of disciplinary/penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued there under." Attention of the Circle is drawn to Department of Personnel and Training Om No. 22011/2/78-Estt. (A) dated 16.02.1979 communicated in DGP&T letter no.35-1/79-SPB-II dated 07.05.79. According to these orders, the penalty of censure or recovery of pecuniary loss are not a bar for penalty for promotion if the findings of the DPC are in favour of the employee.

Similarly, the officials who were facing disciplinary action as one the date of actual due date of their upgradation can only be not considered.

3. The Circles are requested for bringing the above position to the notice of all Divisional Heads and concerned authorities for scrupulous observance and to avoid any grievance to the officials.

4. The limits for holding of Screening Committee as provided in Para 11 of this Directorate OM of even number dated 18.09.2009 may be strictly adhered to on concluding action of Scrutiny Committee ordered under letter of even number dated 01.09.2010.

5. This issues with the approval of competent Authority.


(Surender Kumar)

Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)