Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two State wide vehicle propaganda Jathas organized in Kerala. Northern Jatha Lead by Confederation State General Secretary & Secretary General, NFPE Com. M. Krishnan and Southern Jatha Lead by Com. V. Sreekumar, State President Confederation & Asst. Secretary General Audit & Accts Association.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
RELEASE OF 12.12.2012 STRIKE POSTER UNDER THE BANNER OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GVT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS AP UNIT
As a preparation for the one day strike a poster has been released on 28.12.2011 at income tax tower building,Masab tank,Hyd.On the occasion of poster releasing a press meet has been organised at income tax tower office . The poster has been released by com A.Sita Rama Rao(President)All India income tax gazetted officer association (CHQ)and com Nageswara Rao (General Secrtary C.C.G.E.W)(AP) and also com Aziz,com Ajit and Prabakar Nair and other office bearers of C.C.G.E.W. , com S.S.A.R.Prasad(Divisional Sec S.E Division,Postal) and com T.Suresh Kumar (Divisional sec Secundrabad Division ,Postal) and other central gvt office leaders have been participated in the stike poster releasing press meet on 28.11.2012
D.P.Cs for promotion to ASPs/APMs(General & A/cs line) - An update
It was reliably learnt that various DPCs for promotion of IPs to ASPs and to the posts of LSG APMs both General Line and Accounts line are in final stages at Circle Office, Hyderabad and results will likely be announced in the next week before 30.11.2012. The approximate no of Vacancies for which DPCs are being held are as follows.
Asst. Supdt Posts ----- 10
A.P.M (General line) --- 75 to 80A.PM (Accounts line) -- 35 to 40
ELIGIBILITY OF CHILDREN FROM A VOID OR VOIDABLE MARRIAGE FOR FAMILY PENSION - CLARIFICATION REGARDING.
No.1/16/1996-P&PW (E) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rdFloor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 27th November, 2012
Sub: Eligibility of children from a void or voidable marriage for family pension - clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.1/16/96-P&PW (E), dated 2.12.1996 whereby it was clarified that Pensionary benefits will be granted to children of a deceased Government servant/pensioner from void or voidable marriages when their turn comes in accordance with Rule 54(8). It is mentioned in Para 4 of the O.M. that "It may be noted that they will have no claim whatsoever to receive family pension as long as the legally wedded wife is the recipient of the same."
2. The matter has been re-examined in consultation with the Ministry of Law and Justice(Department of Legal Affairs) and Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It has been decided that in supersession of Para 4 of the O.M., ibid, dated 2.12.1996, the share of children from illegally wedded wife in the family pension shall be payable to them in the manner given under sub-rule 7 (c) of Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, along with the legally wedded wife.
It has also been decided that in past cases, no recovery from the previous beneficiary should be made. On receipt of an application from eligible child/children of the deceased Government employee/pensioner born to an ineligible mother, a decision regarding division or otherwise of family pension may be taken by the competent authority after satisfying himself/herself about veracity of facts and entitlement of the applicant (s).
4. As regards pensioners/family pensioners belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. . .
5. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Legal Affairs vide their FTS No. 3036, dated 17.10.2012.
6. This issues with the 'concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.530/E.V/2012, dated 23.11.2012.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Briefs on Agenda Items submitted by National Federation of Postal Employees affiliated Unions for Periodical Meeting to be taken by Secretary(P) on 29.11.2012 at 1000 hrs.
All IndiaPostal EmployeesUnion, Group ‘C’.
1. Filling up the Posts of APM Accounts & Promotional avenue to Accounts line officials.
The APM Accounts Posts in LSG & HSG.II have been filled up among the PO & RMS Accountant’s qualified officials as per Selection Grade Recruitment Rules 1976. The PO & RMS Accountant’s seniority list has been drafdted as per the date of qualifying the Accountant’s exam and the same is considered for LSG promotion under Accounts line. The statutory Recruitment Rules of 1976 and the Rules 276 & 277 of volume IV dealing these issues remain unchanged.
While clarifying the postings after the introduction of FTP exam vide department letter No.137/10/96-SPB.II dated 28.1.2003, it was mentioned that the officials promoted to LSG either on general line or FTP having Accounts qualifi8cation may be considered for APM Accounts post. This has created a bundle of contradictions and the separate line of promotion to LSG APM Accounts has been disturbed and not carried out thereafter.
(i) Now in many Circles, against to the spirit of the recruitment rules 1976 and also volume IV statutory rules, unqualified officials have been posted as APM Accounts in HSG.II cadre and thus defeated the very purpose of existence of such qualified posts.
(ii) The CAT Chennai in OA No.201/2006 in case of Sri P. Ramadoss Vs the CPMG Tamil nadu held that the separate identity of APM Accounts cadre and directed to conduct the DPC for Accounts line without any procrastination based on the Recruitment Rules dated 13.9.1976 and issue necessary promotion orders to the eligible PO & RMS Accounts line officials within a period of four weeks.
(iii) The following may please be considered to overcome the present injustice caused to the cadre:
(i) The year of qualifying the PO & RMS Accountant exam should be the yardstick for promotion to LSG APM Accounts. It cannot be modified without amending the rules contained in Volume-IV.
(ii) During the upgradation of 1622 HSG.II posts, many posts of APM Accounts were upgraded to HSG.II. Resultantly, there is a dearth ofLSG APM Acounts posts for promotion in feeder cadre. Hence, it is requested to restore the LSG position for APM Accounts to the extent of 50% of total posts in Accounts cadre by upgrading the general line posts to HSG.II.
(iii) Reserve 20% of the total establishment in HSG.I promotion for providing promotion to the PO & RMS qualified HSG.II APM Accounts.
(iv) If the above proposal is considered, the present crisis will be over and it may also be ensured by providing qualified hands to position the APM Accounts posts in all places which will improve the efficiency in the prime accounting functions at the base levels.
2. Non grant of Training allowance for instructors posted in WCTC of regional headquarters-
The training allowance as if granted to instructors working in Postal Training Centre has not been granted to the instructors posted in WCTC centers functioning at regional headquarters even through their nature of duties are similar to that of the instructors working in the training centers. This is a clear discrimination between the two equals.
The reason for non grant of such allowance is stated to be non issue of orders so far from the Directorate for grant of training allowance to them.It is requested to kindly consider the same.
3. Bringing all the Senior /Chief postmasters posts under the Postmasters cadre hireachical line-
After declaring the Postmaster cadre as a separate cadre and did not allow the Postmaster Grade-I officials to appear Group B and IP examination because of the separate hierarchical cadre, allowing 75% posts of the senor Postmaster for IP line is deplorable. After carving out a separate cadre from LSG and IP line and formed a separate cadre, the provision of 75% for IPline officials to become Postmaster cadre as Senior Postmaster is against the spirit of the DOPT guidelines. There should not be two channel of promotions to IP cadre when it was denied to Postmaster opted officials to appear for the Group B exam and IP exam. Necessary decision may please be taken.
All IndiaPostal Employees Union Postmen & MSE/
1. Bottle necks for efficient Delivery: Number of articles, both registered ands ordinary mail, to be delivered and maximum length of beat to be covered during duty hours of a postman has not yet been decided. This need to be fixed . Moreover it is generally seen that there is no depository system available in delivery post office causing difficulty and hardship for disposal of undelivered mail on return to post office on some occasion the mail entrusted to postman is unmanageable during duty hours. The depository system needs to be maintained for the safety and security of mail. The other hurdle is non-adoption of Scientific measurement of Postmen beats: This issue has been taken many times but no scientific measurement is carried out. Measurement is generally done on paper and the postmen staff suffers a lot when these beats are not actually measured. Moreover no representative is detailed from postmen side to help in accessing the actual length of beats. It would be appreciated if Circles are directed to purchase one MELIO METER/DISTANCE WATCH METER for each division for correct measurement of beats giving time schedule fore completion ands compliance by target date.
2. Grant of incentive for delivery of Adhar Cards:As it has been informed on many occasions that postmen is already reeling under overburdened work and the postmen staff is not in a position to deliver the mail entrusted to him within duty hours. Instead after beyond duty hours, on many occasions the mail remains undelivered despite their best efforts. Now one more bolt from the blue in the shape of ADHAR CARDS is causing more tension since the number of Adhar Cards received are increasing day by day and multiply the overloaded work already held with them. It is therefore requested t grant Rs 2/- per card as incentive for delivery of the Cards so that they could deliver for late hours beyond their working hours convenient to them.
3. Timely Payment of individual Claims. There is general complaint for abnormal delay in payment of individual claim like-Medical Re-imbursement bill, OTA, Speed Post delivery incentive bills, TA bills and Double Duty Bill etc. Timely preparation of bills needs to be insisted upon. Sufficient fund should be made available to avoid delay in payment of individual claims.
All IndiaPostal SBCO Employees Association
1. Regarding misutilisation of PA (SBCO)
Savings Bank Control Organization in the Department of Post was established from erstwhile Postal and Telegraphs Audit Office. Hence, SBCO should be regarded as an Audit Wing of savings bank and given status equal to Postal Accounts on all aspects as the functions and responsibilities of both are synonymous. The staff of SBCO are recruited separately as Postal Assistants (SBCO) and trained exclusively in control procedures. Therefore, utilization of these personnel in operative work like reconciliation of SO SB balances by deputing them to Sub offices, settlement of minus balances, settlement of OMs should not be resorted to.
2. Request for reevaluation of the issue of administrative control over SBCO staff.
Request for reevaluation of the issue of administrative control over SBCO staff Divisional heads have no in depth knowledge in SBCO procedures and functioning of SBCO. As such, the powers of writing of APAR should be vested again with Accounts officers ICO (SB) as they are the next supervisory officers with full knowledge of the functioning of SBCO branch and its procedure and the personal knowledge about the SBCO officials.
3. Regarding maintenance of RD ledgers for HO/SOs in V2 SBCO.
In respect of decentralized savings categories i.e RD/MIS/SCSS the roll of SBCO must be checking of vouchers with reference to the data available in LAN Sanchay Post for timely detection of fraudulent activities. It is therefore requested that the maintenance of RD ledgers for HO/SOs in V2SBCO may be dispensed with.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Continuation of IT Modernisation Project of Department of Posts – Phase II
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 22/11/2012 approved the proposal of Rs.4,909 crore towards IT modernisation project of the Department of Posts, covering 1.55 lakhs post offices.
The total expenditure for the project involving Rs.4,909 crore includes both implementation phase and operation and maintenance phase for the IT infrastructure of Post Offices. The IT project of the Department is a part of the Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in the National e-Governance Plan (NEGP).
The Department of Posts has a network of 1.55 Lakhs post offices spread across all the States and Union Territories of the country. The key objective of the India Post IT Modernisation project is modernization and computerization of all Post offices in the country including branch post offices in rural areas to create a urban-rural network spanning across the length and breadth of the country.
The IT modernisation project is expected to give following benefits to the citizens of the country:
• Improve customer satisfaction due to faster and more reliable delivery of services
• Enhance visibility and transparency
• Provide access by multiple channels to the customers e.g. post office counters, kiosks, internet, mobiles ATMs etc;
• Ensure delivery of "citizen centric services"
The IT modernisation project will provide a national asset and infrastructure for all users apart from the post offices including various government departments, business houses and the citizens to use the services effectively for their communication, banking, insurance and service delivery needs. The project will improve the delivery of mails, banking and insurance services rendered by the Post offices across the length and breadth of the country.
For the purpose of implementation, the IT modernisation project has been structured into 8 segments catering to IT infrastructure such as datacentre, network, computers and peripherals, software applications which will cover all the product and services of the Department of Posts, and change management which will help in effective transformation into IT mode. The project will be implemented in all the 1.55 lakh post offices in a phased manner over a time period of 2 years, to be followed by the O&M phase over the period of contract.
The project will be rolled out to all the post offices covering all States and Union Territories in the country a phased manner.
The proposal of the Department of Posts is in continuation of the proposal which was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 26th Aug 2010. The overall project has been segregated into eight RFPs, of which, selection of vendors have been finalized in case of 5 RFPs and LOIs have been issued. Of these 5 RFPs, in four cases the contracts have been signed with the selected bidders. In respect of two RFPs the financial bids have been opened and selection of the bidder is under process.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
1.Com.R.Sivannarayana,Gen.Secretary AIPEU group-C,New-Delhi 2.Com.S.K.Humayun,CHQ President AIPEU ,PM & MTS New-Delhi GROUP-11
1.Com.N.Gopala krishna,Vice-President AIPEU group-C,New-Delhi 2.Com.S.Appam Raj,,Gen.Secretary SBCO,New-Delhi
And the program was co ordinates by
1.Com.K.Ramachandram , Convener postal AP Co-ordination committee and C/S Admn.union.
2.Com.R.Narasimhulu ,Circle Secretary R-1V
3.Com.T.Suresh Kumar ,Convener City postal Co-ordination committee
4.Com.B.Narasimha ,Vice-Chairmen City postal Co-ordination committee
5.Com.S.S.R.A.Prasad ,Asst.Circle Secretary AIPEU-Gr.C, A.P.Circle
And also the Gate meetings held in the fallowing offices
1. SECUNDERABAD HO at 10.30 am, Organized by
Com.Ch.Sreedhara swamy ,Branch Secretary AIPEU group-C,SDHO Br.Union
Com.B.Narasimha ,Branch Secretary AIPEU postmen & group-D SDHO Br.Union
under the chairman ship of Com.G.Vishwanadam P-111 and Com.D.Maheshwer P-1V
2.C.P.M.G.OFFICE at 1pm, Organized by
Com.K.Ramachandram ,Circle Secretary ,Admn.union ,Com.D.Narasimha Murthy Circle Secretary ,DAP.union , Com.Subbu ,Asst.Circle Secretary
3.JUBLEE HO at 1.30pm , Organized by
Com.SSRA.Prasad ,Dvl.Secretary S/E
4.KHIRATABAD HO at 5.30 pm Organized by
Com.Kameshwer rao,Dvl.President AIPEU-C, city dvn.
Com.Vasu and Com.Haq
5.HYDERABAD-STG OFFICE and GPO Division at 6pm Organized by
Com.Venkat reddy ,Branch Secretary
Com.Manoher P-111 and Com.Naidu R-1V
6. B-1 P&T Union Office at 7pm under the banner of A.P.C.G.employees Co-ordination committee
Com.V.Nageshwar Rao addressed the meeting as chief guest and Com.Mohan Gen.Secretary ,contingent union,CHQ also attended,finally vote thank conveyed by Com.K.N.Chary ,Dvl.Sec GDS(NFPE).
Monday, November 19, 2012
STRIKE NOTICE SUBMITTING TO Sr.SUPDT. OF POST OFFICES
Dear Comrades,NFPE and CHQ will serve STRIKE notices to the Cabinet Secretary,Govt.of India and Director General,Dept.of Posts on 19-11-2012.In this occation our Divisional union also serving copy of Strike notice to the Sr.Supt.of post Offices ,Secunderabad Dvn on 19-11-2012 evening by 5 PM.Please attend all working committee members of P3,P4 and GDS with out fail and make it grand success.
NFPE SERVES STRIKE NOTICE ON 19-11-2012
TO SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
SERVE COPY OF THE STRIKE NOTICE TO ALL
CPMGs/PMGs/SSPOs/SPOs etc. IN ALL CIRCLES/DIVISIONS.
CONDUCT MASS DEMONSTRATIONS.
All General Secretaries / Circle Secretaries / Divisional /
Branch Secretaries of affiliated unions of NFPE.
Notice for 12th December 2012 All India Strike of Central Govt. Employees will be served to the Cabinet Secretary by Confederation and to the Secretary, Department of Posts by NFPE on 19th November 2012. Copy of the strike notice and Charter of Demands is exhibited below:
You are requested to organise mass demonstrations of employees and serve a copy of the strike notice to all Circle/Regional/ Divisional heads on 19.11.2012. Wide publicity may be given among employees and also in print and electronic media, regarding serving of strike notice for the 12th December 2012 strike. Please send report of the successful implementation of the programmes to NFPE HQ also by email. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Secretary General, NFPE
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS (NFPE)
PF-JCA-12.12.2012 Dated – 19th November, 2012
The Director General
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks which are affiliated to Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will go on one day strike on 12.12.2012. The demands for acceptance of which the employees embark upon One Day Strike are detailed in the Charter of Demands enclosed.
M. Krishnan R. Sivannarayana
Secretary General, NFPE General Secretary, AIPEU
Ishwar Singh Dabas Giriraj Singh
General Secretary General Secretary
AIPEU Postmen, MTS & Group 'D' AIRMS & MMS EU Group 'C'
P. Suresh Pranab Bhattacharjee
General Secretary General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group 'D' AIPAOEU Group C & D
T. Satyanarayana S. Appanraj
General Secretary General Secretary
S. A. Raheem P. Pandurangarao
General Secretary General Secretary
AIPCWEA AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Revise the wages of the Central Government employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter by setting up the 7th CPC.
2. Merge DA with pay for all purposes with effect from. 1.1.2011 including for Gramin Dak Sewaks.
3. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointments and the discrimination on such appointments between the Railway workers and other Central Govt. employees.
4. (a) Departmentalise all Gramin Dak Sewaks and grant them all benefits of regular employees; End Bonus discrimination and enhance bonus ceiling to 3500/-; withdraw open market recruitment in Postman / MTS cadre; Revise cash handling norms; Grant full protection of TRCA; Grant Time Bound Promotion and Medical Reimbursement facility etc,
(b) Regularise the daily rated, contingent, casual workers and introduce a permanent scheme for periodical regularisation;
5. (a) Revive the functioning of the JCM. Convene the meeting of the Departmental Councils in all Ministries/Departments. Settle the anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee as also in the Departmental Anomaly Committees. Hold National Council meetings as specified in the JCM constitution. (b) Remove the anomalies in the MACP Scheme.(c) Grant recognition to all Associations/Federations, which have complied with the formalities and conditions stipulated in the CCS(RSA) Rules.
6. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements.
7. Stop downsizing outsourcing, contractorization, corporatization and privatisation of Governmental functions.
8. Stop price rise; strengthen the PDS.
9. (a) Stop the proposal to introduce the productivity linked wage system; (b) discard the performance related pay structure; (c) introduce PLB in all Departments; (d) remove the ceiling on emoluments for bonus computation.
10. Revise the OTA, Night duty allowance and clothing rates.
11. Implement all arbitration awards;
12. Make the right to strike a legal and fundamental right of the Government employees on par with the other section of the working class.
13. Grant Five Promotions to all employees as is provided for in the case of Group A services.
14. (a) Withdraw the PFRDA Bill. (b) Rescind the decision to allow FDI in pension sector ;(c) Scrap the new contributory pension scheme (d) Extend the existing statutory defined pension scheme to all Central Govt. employees irrespective of their date of entry in Government service.
15. Vacate all Trade Union victimisation, and more specifically in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.