Sunday, September 29, 2013
Monday 30 September 2013
NON PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (Ad-hoc bonus) TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2012-13 (Click the link below for details) http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/bonus/bonus2013.pdf
3. Abnormal delay in filling up of LSG, HSG II and HSG I posts due to non holding of DPC in many circles.
4. Meeting with Postal JCA on 02.08.2013 and discussions in the meeting - Request to convene a meeting with Member (P) to discuss the issues.
9. Enhancement of HRA - Notifying the cities having a prescribed population as X, Y, Z categories on the basis on the basis of Census 2011 reg.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday 28 September 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
Ref: JCA/GDS/2013 Dated – 26.09.2013
Dr. Manmohan Singh
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks of Department of Posts under the purview of the proposed Seventh Pay Commission – regarding.
With due respect and regards, we put forth the following for your kind consideration and favourable decision please.
In the Department of Posts, the 50% of the total work force are called as Gramin Dak Sevaks and they are continuously being discriminated by separate committees formed for the consideration of their wages and service conditions.
The Supreme Court of India declared that these Gramin Dak Sevaks are holder of civil posts and it is a well settled law. Despite the judgment, the same civil servant status has not been accorded yet to them except a part in case of disciplinary proceedings.
The Fourth Central Pay Commission categorically emphasized that, the GDS issues shall be brought under the purview of Pay Commissions. But still separate committees are constituted.
The last committee constituted at the time of Sixth Central Pay Commission caused clear injustice to these employees and they are deprived all the service benefits at par with civil servants even though the law of the land declared and settled them as the holder of the civil posts.
Under these circumstances, we most humbly request the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to consider our request and cause orders to include the GDS of the Department of Posts under the terms of reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
With profound regards,
(M. Krishnan) (D. Theagarajan)
Secretary General, NFPE Secretary General, FNPO
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Friday 27 September 2013
INDIA POST PUSHES AHEAD WITH BANKING PLAN DESPITE OPPOSITION (CLICK LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS ) http://www.livemint.com/Industry/VtuKVTtxNypBzhFhA2lhiO/India-Post-pushes-ahead-with-banking-plan-despite-opposition.html
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
bsite of National Federation of Postal employees
Wednesday 25 September 2013
WEBSITE OF ALL INDIA POSTAL & RMS PENSIONERS INAUGURATED BY SG NFPE
The All India Steering Committee to form the All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association with Comrade D.K.Rahate Ex-President NFPE as Chairman; Comrade T.Narasimhan Vice President Confederation as Vice Chairman; and Comrade K.Ragavendran Ex-Secretary General NFPE as the General Convenor has just opened a BlogSpot website of its own with the URL "www.postalpensioners.blogspot.in ".
I am very glad to declare the website inaugurated.
I am sure that the website of the Postal & RMS Pensioners Association will be a powerful electronic organ for carrying the news about pensioners' issues as well as to work as a unifying force to bring together all Postal Department Pensioners under its united banner.
SECRETARY GENERAL INVITED BY SECRETARY, DEPT. OF POSTS
DEARNESS ALLOWANCE ORDERS
PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES - REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM 01.07.2013 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS)
Government announces Seventh Pay Commission for central employees
Ahead of elections, the government on Wednesday announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, which will go into the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of its employees and pensioners.
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016″, finance minister P Chidambaram said in a statement.
The setting up of the Commission, whose recommendations will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees, including those in defence and railways, and about 30 lakh pensioners, comes ahead of the assembly elections in 5 states in November and the general elections next year.
The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.
As the Commission takes about two years to prepare its recommendations, the award of the seventh pay panel is likely to be implemented from January 1, 2016, Chidambaram said.
The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented from January 1, 2006, fifth from January 1, 1996 and fourth from January 1, 1986.
The names of the chairperson and members of the 7th Pay Commission and its terms of reference will be finalized shortly after consultation with major stakeholders, Chidambaram said.
Source: Times of India
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Wednesday 25 September 2013
GDS bonus ceiling raised from Rs.2500 to Rs.3500 from this year itself
FLASH NEWS .... !!!!
GDS bonus ceiling for Rs.3500- has been approved by the Cabinet today. The bonus is sanctioned with prospective effect i.e., from this year itself.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Finally the ruling Congress party and the main opposition Party BJP joined together and passed the Pension Fund and Regulatory Authority Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill in the Parliament. In the year 1982 on 17th December, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justice (s) Y. B. Chandrachud, V. D. Tulzapurkar, O. Chinnappa Reddy. D. A. Desai and Bahrul Islam delivered the historic judgment on pension in the D. S. Nakara case, which declared as follows:
“(i) Pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer and it is Fundamental right (ii) Pension is not an ex-gratia payment, but it is payment for past service rendered (iii) It is a social welfare measure rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the heyday of their life ceaselessly toiled for the employer on an assurance that in their old age they would not be left in lurch.”
After 30 years, the bill passed by Parliament categorically proclaims that the Contributory Pension Scheme introduced w.e.f 01.01.2004 will not give any guarantee for a minimum pension of 50% of the pay drawn at the time of retirement of the employee. Nor does it provide for the protection of the family members in the form of family pension in the event of death. New pension is going to make the social security uncertain and dependent on market forces. Government compulsorily imposed the scheme on one section of the employees in a most discriminatory manner, inspite of the fact that such scheme had been a failure in many countries including Chile, U K and even in USA. In USA the entire pension wealth (fund) has been wiped out leaving no pension due to the economic recession and share market crash. In Argentine the contributory scheme which was introduced at the instance of IMF was replaced with the defined benefit pension scheme. In majority of the countries “pay as you go” is the system of pension.
Government introduced the contributory pension scheme on the specious plea that the out flow on pension had been increasing year by year and is likely to cross the wage bill. In fact, by making the pension contributory, the Government expenditure on this score is not going to get reduced for the next three decades because of the reason that as per the new pension scheme, the Government is to contribute the same amount to the pension fund of each employee coupled with the stipulation that for the existing Central Government Employees who were in service prior to 01.01.2004 Government is duty bound to make payment of statutory pension. The Contribution collected from the employees who are recruited after 01.01.2004 is to be managed by mutual fund operators for investment in stock market and thus it is the vagaries of the stock market which will determine the quantum of pension or in other words annuity which would be cost-indexed and market-oriented.
The decision of the Government to allow FDI in pension fund operations has made the real intention of the PFRDA bill crystal clear. It is now clear that the decision behind the contributory pension scheme is the pressure imposed by imperialist powers and corporate houses and more specifically IMF.
NFPE and Confederation has opposed the new Pension Scheme and the PFRDA Bill from the very beginning and organized series of agitational programmes against it demanding withdrawal of the scheme and the PFRDA bill. We shall continue our opposition and struggle and demand for reversion of the scheme. Let us intensify our struggle against the neo-liberal economic policies of the Government jointly with all those forces which supported our cause inside the Parliament and outside. Let us identify who are our real friends and foes.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sunday 22 September 2013
Formation of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association
The Department of Posts is one of the largest Central Government Departments next to Railways and Defence and the strength of Pensioners of Postal Department is also one of the biggest in the country. NFPE in its 9th Federal Council had resolved to extend full support and solidarity to the efforts of mobilizing the entirety of Pensioners of Postal Department, especially in the specific background of very serious attacks on Pension and Social Security of all Pensioners and Government Employees under LPG policies of Central Government. We also note with concern that despite the existence and functioning of different Pensioners’ Organizations in the country, more than 80% of Postal Pensioners remain unorganized.
This weakness has to be eliminated in order to combat the attacks on Pension and Social Security. Mobilization of all Pensioners of Postal and RMS disregarding their union affiliations in the past is the need of the hour.
In this background, the National Federation of Postal Employees extends all support to the endeavor of mobilizing the entirety of Pensioners of the Department of Posts in the country by our retired Comrades, who have served in various capacities in the Postal Unions in the past.
The name of the new Organization will be All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association.
A Steering Committee formed by the senior retired comrades and headed by the under-mentioned comrades with the former Secretary General of NFPE Comrade K.Ragavendran as the General Convenor should be rendered all assistance and help by the entirety of NFPE Organizations at all levels in order to build a strong organization for the Postal Pensioners.
Steering Committee of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association
Email ID: email@example.com
Chairman: Com. D.K.Rahate [Former President NFPE] [Mobile: 09821031375]
Vice Chairman: Com. T.Narasimhan [Vice President Confederation][Mobile: 0940056969]
General Convener: Com. K.Ragavendran [Former Secretary General NFPE] [Mobile: 09444919295]
In order to complete the formation of the All India Association in a time bound manner, formation of the Circle level All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association and Division / District level Associations [District level or if feasible Divisional level according to local conditions] shall be completed before the 31st December, 2013. An All India Special Conference will be organized thereafter to complete the CHQ formation.
All are requested to extend total cooperation in the endeavor to build a strong organisation for the Pensioners of Postal Department.
Secretary General NFPE
Saturday, September 21, 2013
CABINET APPROVED DUE OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE (DA)AND DEARNESS RELIEF(DR) HIKE TO CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES FROM JULY 2013 (1/7/2013)Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.7.2013
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent.
Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014).
Saturday 21 September 2013
SUBMISSION OF FORM 14 BY THE SPOUSE TO THE PENSION DISBURSING BANK AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PENSIONER - INSTRUCTIONS REG.(Click the link below for details)
Friday 20 September 2013
CONSTITUENTS OF URBAN AGGLOMERATIONS - CENSUS 2011
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
DA over 100% - List of allowances would enhance once again by 25%
Shortly DA would cross 100 percent. Once again, all allowances would enhance by 25%
As per the information received, unlike previous time, decision on DA would be taken by Cabinet Committee Meeting without delay. Subsequent to release of AICPIN for the month of June by Labor Bureau, Finance Ministry would send for the approval of the Cabinet for final decision on DA. After obtaining the approval, Finance Ministry would release the specific orders procedurally for disbursement of money.
Additional DA will be paid along with the salary of this month
The arrears for the month of July and August would also be paid. With the increase of DA by 10%, the total amount of DA would enhance and stay at 90%.
By next year, it would cross 100%. During that period, as pointed out in the 6th Central Pay Commission, certain allowances would enhance by 25%. But, that is not the expectations of the Central Government Employees. Their requirements are merger of DA with Basic Pay.
Towards this matter, Central Government has briefed on many occasions in the Parliament.
At present, Central Government is thinking of bringing change in the AICPIN calculation system. In which way, this would pose impairment can not be ascertained at present. Not only the Central Government Employees but also the State Government employees anticipate the announcement of increase of DA percentage. This has become an eager expectations of more than a crore of employees.
As per the last 5th Central Pay Commission recommendations, once the DA crosses 50%, that has to be merged with Pay. But it is a sorrowful affair that such type of recommendation is not made in the 6th Central Pay Commission.
Instead of this, the recommendation for enhancement of some allowances by 25%, given, which would not be sufficient.
The expectation of the Central Government Employees is merger of DA with basic pay once it crosses 100%.
Whether this expectation would materialize?
The allowances which are going to by hiked are as given below:
1. Children Education Allowance including Hostel Subsidy, etc.
2. Special Allowance
3. Cash Handling Allowance
4. Washing Allowance
5. Split Duty Allowance
6. Bad Climate Allowance
7. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
8. (a) All components of Daily allowance on tour,
(b) Mileage Allowances for road and bicycle journeys on tour
9. Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance
10. Special Comp. Scheduled Tribal Area Allowance
11. Project Allowance
12. Fixed Conveyance Allowance
13. Cycle Maintenance Allowance
14. Special Allowance for Child care for women with disabilities
15. (a) Advance for purchase of Bicycle
(b) warm Clothing Advance
(c) Festival Advance
(d) Natural Calamity Advance
16. Desk Allowance
Friday 20 September 2013
CIRCULAR NO. 7/2013 DATED – 20.09.2013
DATES CHANGED TO 11, 12 & 13 NOVEMBER 2013
MAKE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME BY CHQ LEADERS A GRAND SUCCESS
The available members of the Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 19.9.2013 to review the preparation made for the strike Ballot campaign, which is, scheduled to be organised on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2013. The meeting took note of the fact that certain states and some organisations have not yet initiated steps to conduct the programme with full participation of the members. It was also reported at the meeting that some of the affiliates have practical problem in adhering to the dates and the house was of the unanimous opinion that the date might be deferred. Accordingly the dates for strike ballot have now been shifted to 11th, 12th and 13th November, 2013 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and the Confederation National Secretariat members will undertake intensive campaign programmes to mobilise the rank and file of the membership. The names of Comrades who are deployed to various States are indicated in the list enclosed. The State Secretaries and the affiliated organisations are requested to get in touch with the concerned Secretariat members to fix up the dates. The National Secretariat will meet at Mumbai on 15th November, 2013 to review the strike ballot campaign programme and chalk out future course of action.
AUSTERITY DRIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT
BAN ON CREATION AND FILLING UP OF POSTS
CONDUCT MASS DEMONSTRATION ON 25.09.2013
The Government on recognition of the serious economic crisis that engulfed the Indian economy has decided to abide by the IMF prescription of imposing austerity measures. They have now imposed a total ban on recruitment, Creation of Posts and abolition of the posts which lie vacant for more than a year and such other anti-people measures. We should react to this wanton attack immediately and the Secretariat has decided to call uypon all the affiliates and State Committees to organise a massive demonstration on 25th September, 2013. At all work places and at all important centres.
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEMBERS DEPLOYED FOR CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME
Territorial area to be covered
Name of CHQ Office Bearers
K. K. N. Kutty,
C. P. Sobhana
Karnataka & Goa
M. S. Raja
B. Krishna Gaud
K. K. N. Kutty
Ashok B Salunkhe,
K. P. Rajagopal
I. S. Dabas,
K. P. Rajagopal
I. S. Dabas
Ashok Kr. Kanojia,
K. K. N.Kutty
S. K. Vyas,
R. N. Parashar,
K. P. Rajagopal
K. K. N. Kutty
K. K. N. Kutty,
Meghalaya & Tripura
K. P. Rajagopal
Haryana & NCR (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Gaziabad, Noida, Meerut etc.)
A. K. Kanojia
I. S. Dabas
K. K. N Kutty
S. K. Vyas