Friday, June 24, 2016

Modification in 7th Pay Commission report needed – Massive Rally and March to Parliament organised by NJCA – 20,000 Central Government Employees participated

The rally was presided by Shri. N. Raghavaiah (General Secretary, NFIR & Chairman NJCA), Coms. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary AIRF & Convenor NJCA), Sreekumar (Secretary General AIDEF) M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation) R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Guman Singh (President, NFIR), Rakal Das Gupta (President, AIRF) K. K. N. Kutty (President, Confederation) B. C. Sharma (NFIR) S. K. Tyagi (AIRF), Mrs. Champa and Mrs. Gita Pandey addressed the rally
About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuse to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NAME AND OTHER PERTICULARS OF DIVISIONAL SECRETARY / CONVENER OF DIVISIONS OF GUJARAT CIRCLE AIPEUGDS UNION


SL NO

DIVISIONNAME & DESIGNATION OF AUTHORIZED OFFICE BEAREROFFICIAL ADDRESS/ EMAIL / ADDRESS OF OFFICE BEARER
MOBILE  NO

NAME OF D/S
P - III
MOBILE NO

1KACHCHHN

ARESH BHATT
BPMBPM – SAMAGHOGHA BO KAPAYA SO – KACHCHH-370415
09879379478

D P GOSWAMI
09878977711

2RAJKOT

J M SORATHIYA
BPMBPM – SUVAH BO
SO -PADADHARI – 3601100
9979702839

K BCHUDASAMA
09879838780

3BHAVNAGAR

RAJESH CHAVDA
BPMBPM – MADHADA BO
SO - SIHOR – 3642400
9574618096

KARAN CHUDASAMA
09879503204

4JUNAGADH

R  L AGRAWAT
GDS DA– GUSIYA
SO - TALALA - 362150
09979363396

R D PUROHIT
09427208408

5AMRELI

Y G NALAGE
GDS GDS AMRELI HO - 365601
09723480864

D J AJMERA
09601951001

6JAMNAGAR

PARAKRAM SINH JADEJA
BPM-TODA
KALAVAD

7PATAN

NIKUL PATEL
BPMBO – KESNI SO – DHINOJ - 3842250
9925299915
09979712337

BSRAVAL
09898714184

8BHARUCH

AZIZ SUFI
BPMVORA SAMANI
SO – MAKAMPUR - 392001
09998793630

MUSTAQ SHAIKH
09428176414

9NAVSARI

K C NAYAK
BPMBPM – MOLDHARA
SO - KALIYAVADI - 3964270
9925763930

K D TAILOR
09426741318

10SABARKANTHA

R A CHADDI
BPM – VASNA
SO -MEGRAJ -383350
09426405420

SHRIMALI BHAI
09724859810

11BARDOLI

P M JADAV
GDSMDGDS MD- AMALSARI BO
SO- SARBAN - 394350
09998523887

D M PATEL
09426734993

12GONDAL

I H NOTIYA
GDS DAGDSDA-MANDIKPUR
SO – JETPUR - 360370
09909738049

S K VAISHNAV
09408187996

13KHEDA

Amit M Rabari
GDS DARAS – SO
9714164550
7201001962

M K PANDYA
09428487048

14 VALSAD

BHAYLUBHAI D GAYKWAD
GDS MDKARPRADA SO - 396067
9687179776

HARSH PUROHIT
09979686059

15PORBANDER

Nagarjan R Agath
GDSMCBO – HANUMANGUFA
PROBANDER HO – 360575
9726439806

H P HINDOCHA
09428573209

15SURENDRANAGAR

M B SHARMA
GDSDABO -JUNA JASAPAR
SO – SAYLA - 363430
9173332313

SHAILESH PATEL
09429280088

16GANDHINAGAR

Shri. Makwana Pravinsang S.
BPM Panar. Under Rampura S.O.
9574979820

NB GOL
09979258519

17MAHESANA

Details awaited

D R PATEL
09426874163

18BANASKANTHA

Details awaited

DINESH DESAI
09426313012

19VADODRA ( E)
Details awaited

20VADODARA ( W )

V N Chauhan
GDS BPMBO – RAJPURA
SO –JAROD - 391510 09904001387

21PANCHMAHAL
Details awaited

22AHMEDABAD CITY

S.K.Dave GDS packerVatva I.E. PO Ahmedabad 382445
9925518879

Dinesh Solanki
9427633033

REMAINING DIVISIONS ARE REQUESTED TO RESPOND TO ACTION AND CONVEY DETAILS OF THEIR DIVISIONS ON TOP PRIORITY. CHQ/CIRCLE UNION REQUESTED MORE THAN ONCE. PLEASE SEND SMS TODAY TO CIRCLE SECRETARY P3 ON 9427208408

Monday, June 13, 2016

7th Pay Commission: New monthly salaries to be effected by August 1, report says


The 7th Pay Commission committee met on Saturday to discuss the roll out plan and add final touches to the revised salary recommendations.

Revised, higher monthly salaries for lakhs of central government employees and pensioners may come into effect as soon as August 1, a report in The Financial Express said, quoting officials working closely with the 7th Pay Commisison.

The final decision on the matter was supposed to have been taken in the April 11 meeting of the 7th Pay Commission committed chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha in New Delhi.

The meeting's agenda also included adding final touches to the recommendations before they are handed to the Finance Ministry. The details of what transpired in the meeting on Saturday haven't been revealed yet.

When it comes into effect with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, salary packages of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be impacted.

The report said it wasn't immediately clear whether the arrears will also be credited along with the revised pay, which means it isn't clear yet whether the past dues will be credited in one go or will be paid out in instalments.

The Secretaries' group has recommended a wage hike of Rs 21,000 and Rs 2.7 lakh for the lower and upper level, respectively. This is Rs 3,000 more for the lower level and Rs 20,000 more for the upper level prescribed by the 7th CPC.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Urgent Attention: All DS & Circle office bearers.

+919718686800:
To All Circle Secretaries of P3 union. Please direct all Divisional and Branch Secretaries to serve Strike Notice to All Divisional Heads on9th June 2016 after organising massive demonstration. For details see P3 and NFPE WEBSITE. R.N.ParasharS.G.NFPE and G'S P3.
Received: Jun 7


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ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE THAT NAME OF CONVENER FOR AIPEU GDS IS SENT TO CIRCLE UNION AND CHQ VERY URGENTLY

serve Strike Notice on 09th June 2016 at all levels by organizing Massive demonstrations for the Indefinite Strike to be commenced from 11th July,2016 on Pay Commission related issues

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS


No.PF-PJCA/2016                                                                     Dated: 06th June, 2016

CIRCULAR
To
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers
            All Circle/Divisional & Branch Secretaries of NFPE & FNPO

Comrades,

            The National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence, Confederation & Postal) has decided  to  serve  Strike Notice  on 09th June 2016  at all levels by organizing Massive  demonstrations for the Indefinite Strike to be  commenced  from 11th July,2016 on Pay Commission  related issues . Strike Notice to Secretary Department of Posts will be served by PJCA on 09th June 2016 at 2 P.M.  by organizing massive  demonstration in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.

            The proforma for serving Strike Notice and Charter of demands are enclosed herewith.

            It is therefore requested that Strike Notice should be served at all level on behalf of PJCA  by organizing  Massive Demonstration.

            With fraternal greetings.


Yours Comradely
                                                                                
                                                              
(D. Theagarajan)                                                                                  (R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General  FNPO                                                                Secretary General







POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL  FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110 001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001


No.PJCA-06/2015                                                    Dated:           09th     June, 2016


To
The Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

NOTICE

Sir,


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 of NFPE & FNPO) will go on indefinite Strike from 11th July,2016.

     The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith:



      Charter of Demands
(PART-A)

1.         Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7 CPC             sent     to Cabinet secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015.

2.         Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety         categories etc., IN Railways & Defence, different categories in other Central Govt.      establishments by the 7 CPC.

3          Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG   employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993.

4.         i) No Privatization/outsourcing /contractorisation of governmental functions.

            (ii)Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pension and       allowances to the GDS.

5.         No FD in Railways & Defence: No Corporatization of Defence Production Units       and Postal Department.

6.         Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments lift the ban on creation         of         posts; regularize the casual/contract workers.

7.         Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments.

8.         Extend the benefit of Bonus Act 1985 amendment on enhancement of payment       ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with  effect       from the Financial year 2014-15.
9.         Ensure five promotions in the service career of an employee.

10.       Do not amend Labour Laws in the  name of Labour Reforms which  will take            away   the  existing benefits to the  workers.

11.       Revive JCM functioning at all levels.

(Part-B)
1.         Implement Cadre Restructuring  in all  wings of Postal Department i.e. SA, Postmen, Mail Guard, Mailmen, MTS, MMS,PA SBCO,PA CO, Postal Accounts , Civil Wing and Postmasters Cadre etc.

2.         Upgrade the pay scales of various cadres in the Postal Department as demanded in the Memorandum submitted to Seventh CPC and Secretary, Department of Posts.

3.         Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Post.


4.     No harassment and victimization for trade union activities/CBS/CIS and other matters.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

We will agitate against miseries and sufferings we are facing at base level after the implementation of Finacle, (CBS & CIS) and the mental torture.


JCA will serve strike notice on 30.06.16 if problems faced by employees working in Finacle, CSI and CIS not solved
AIPEU to hold demands day on 10.06.2016. JCA will serve strike notice on 30.06.16 if problems faced by employees working in Finacle, CSI and CIS not solved
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ‘C’
CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008

Ref: P3/Circular/2016 Dated – 27.05.2016

CSI, CBS, CIS
DEMANDS DAY – 10.06.2016

There is no need to elaborate the miseries and sufferings we are facing at base level after the implementation of Finacle, (CBS & CIS) and the mental torture.

The CHQ is aware of the issues and properly placed before the Department vide its letter dated 22.01.2016, 11.02.2016 & 25.04.2016. Further it was brought to the personal notice of the Hon’ble Minister of communication. However, the progress in resolving the Finacle issues is in slow nail causing resentment and unrest amidst officials.

The assurance of the Department on 28.03.2016 in providing two more server by Infosys to solve the Finacle problem has not been carried out yet. The increase in the bandwith as per the requirement of the office has not been carried out in any circle.

Adding fuel to fire, the department’s recent decision in implementing the Business hours of Post office to the extent of 5 hours for monetary transactions has not been exercised. Some circles like Tamilnadu, Haryana etc. have sought clarifications to prevent the implementation of the decision without minding the existing sufferings of officials due to faulty functioning of Finacle & others and the officials are forced to remain in office in late hours. There is every risk for the women employees to leave office late every day.

For the last ten days, there is poor access and even no access in Finacle continuously throughout the nation affecting the public and staff very badly. This is nothing but due to the incapacity of the servers provided by Infosys. The department is not in a position either to correct things or apply the penal provisions against the vender. The existing position in Finacle is nothing but the last straw on camel’s back.

The recent conversations unofficially held between the Infosys and some staff exhibited in the website will reveal the fact. We must know who is committing mistake after mistake. Whether the officers dealing the Finacle are aware of all the software and hardware oriented issues. Are they simply hearing and acting as per the dictums of the vendors? Howe many times we are going to alter our rulings to suit the requirement of vendors? Will there be any time to the officials to go through the routine daily circulars on CBS functioning in the pressure of work?

We lost our patience. Even though, we suffer voluntarily a lot as we feel it is the transition period, in the implementation of Finacle, it is felt now that without settlement of the Problems, the Department is inclined to proclaim that it has implemented the Finacle more in numbers than the leading banks and also without any Quality and good service to the customer.

Under these circumstances, the CHQ has elaborately written a letter to the Department on 26.05.2016, detailing all the problems being existed in Finacle and McCamish and sought remedies within a fort night. In the event of non-settlement, the CHQ has decided to launch the following programme of action culminating to strike action.
10th June - Demands Day - Demonstration at divisional/branch levels
17th June - Dharna in front of Circle office.
30th June - Demonstration in front of Dak Bhawan & issue of strike notice. (The date will be decided with consultation of NFPE & JCA constituents)
The major demands put forth in the programme of action.
1. Provide additional servers and solve the Finacle problem
2. Increase the bandwidth as per the requirement.
3. Implement the decision of Directorate on Business hours.
4. Drop all Memos & Charge sheets issued due to Finacle minor mistake.
5. Implementation of action on all the points put forth in the CHQ letter dated 26.05.2016.

This programme is nothing but to save the Postal Service from the existing chaos and confusions. Even though we desire peace, we have been pushed in to the wall. We could not tolerate furthermore.

All Divisional/Branch and circle secretaries are requested to organize the programme very effectively and intimate compliance. The CHQ will leave no stone unturned in the event of no settlement is seen in this serious issue.

With fraternal greetings,

Comradely yours,

(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary, P3
& Secretary General, NFPE

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Notice for Circle Council meeting AIPE Union Postmen and MTS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION POSTMEN AND MTS
Federated with National Federation of Postal Employees
G u j a r a t    C I r c l e

No. CO/Circle Council Mtg/2016.17                                                                               Dated:  April 22, 2016

NOTICE FOR CIRCLE COUNCIL MEETING


It is to notify under Article 31 of the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MTS, that the Circle Council Meeting of AIPE Union Postmen & MTS Gujarat Circle will be held at Preranadham, behind Bhavnath temple, Girnar taleti, Bhavnath, Junagadh at 11.30 p.m. onwards on 08.05.2016 Sunday, to transact following items on the Agenda. Com.S. T. Teraiya Circle President, will preside over the meeting.

AGENDA:
1.     To read and approve minutes of last meeting.
2.     To finalize campaign to ensure maximum membership in AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
3.     To discuss and pass resolutions on problems of each division.
4.     To discuss and review of functioning of Divisional Unions as well as Circle Union.
5.     To discuss about clearance of outstanding Quota of Federation/CHQ/Circle.
6.     Any other item/s with permission of chair.

All Divisional/branch Secretaries and Circle Office bearers including Supreme Councilors are requested to be present at this very important meeting without fail and contribute their views and valuable suggestions. If any DS is unable to attend due to compelling circumstances, a representative must be deputed.
J U Mahida
Circle Secretary P4


Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:

1.    Com.S.T.Teraiya     Circle President AIPEU P4 at Rajkot H.O. 360 001
2.    Com. Sithalaxmi    G/S AIPEU P4 (CHQ), New Delhi
3.    Com.R.B.Nimbark         Incharge D/S AIPEU Gr.’C’ Junagadh dn. –he is requested to coordinate in organizing this program.
4.    Chief Postmaster General Gujarat Circle, Ahmedabad 380 001
-with a request to issue instructions to all concerned to grant Special Casual Leave to Office bearers/Delegates to enable them to attend the meeting in time on 08.05.16
5.    All Sup. Councilors, Circle Office bearers and Divisional Secretaries.
6.    Office copy

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Circle Council meeting on 8th May 2016 at Preranadham, Bhavnath, Girnar Taleti, Junagadh. It will be a joint Circle Council meetings of P3/P4 & GDS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP-C
Federated with National Federation of Postal Employees
G u j a r a t    C I r c l e

No. CO/Circle Council Mtg/2016.17                                                                               Dated:  April 22, 2016

NOTICE FOR CIRCLE COUNCIL MEETING


It is to notify under Article 31 of the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Unon Group ‘C’, that the Circle Council Meeting of AIPE Union Group ‘C’ Gujarat Circle will be held at Preranadham, behind Bhavnath temple, Girnar taleti, Bhavnath, Junagadh at 11.30 p.m. onwards on 08.05.2016 Sunday, to transact following items on the Agenda. Com.S.K.Vaishnav Circle President, will preside over the meeting.

AGENDA:
1.     To read and approve minutes of last meeting.
2.     To finalize campaign to ensure maximum membership in AIPEU GDS (NFPE)
3.     To discuss and pass resolutions on problems of each division.
4.     To discuss and review of functioning of Divisional Unions as well as Circle Union.
5.     To discuss about clearance of outstanding Quota of Federation/CHQ/Circle.
6.     To decide date and venue of next Circle Conference.
7.     Any other item/s with permission of chair.

All Divisional/branch Secretaries and Circle Office bearers including Supreme Councilors are requested to be present at this very important meeting without fail and contribute their views and valuable suggestions. If any DS is unable to attend due to compelling circumstances, a representative must be deputed. All must come with details & receipts of quota remitted to all higher ups in last 4 years and keep cash or cheque book ready for clearance on the spot without fail.

RASHMIN PUROHIT
Circle Secretary


Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:

1.    Com.S.K.Vaishnav        Circle President AIPEU Gr.’C’ Guj. Circle, at Godal H.O. 360 311
2.    Com. R.N.Parashar        G/S AIPEU Gr.’C’ (CHQ), New Delhi 110 008
3.    Com.R.B.Nimbark         Incharge D/S AIPEU Gr.’C’ Junagadh dn. –he is requested to coordinate in organizing this program.
4.    Chief Postmaster General Gujarat Circle, Ahmedabad 380 001
-with a request to issue instructions to all concerned to grant Special Casual Leave to Office bearers/Delegates to enable them to attend the meeting in time on 08.05.16
5.    All Sup. Councilors, Circle Office bearers and Divisional Secretaries.
6.    Office copy

Monday, April 25, 2016

Govt likely to implement 7th Pay Commission award around September-October

New Delhi: The Central government employees will have to wait till September-October to get higher salaries under the 7th Pay Commission.


As per a Financial Express report, government is expecting that higher salaries released around the festival period starting with Durga Puja and Diwali will boost consumption, which will have a multiplier effect on the economy.

Though the employees will get arrears with retrospective effect from January 1, no retrospective arrears in allowances will be given. With the move, the exchequer would be able to save around  Rs 11,000 crore.

The commission had estimated the additional outgo in FY17 due to its award at R73,650 crore.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

7th Pay Commission – How Govt will Save Rs 11,000 Crore – Allowances currently are roughly half of the Centre’s salary bill.

The Centre is likely to implement the 7th Pay Commission award from September-October, the beginning of the festive season, to give a consumption boost to the economy. However, in order to restrict the budgetary outgo, it would pay the revised allowances only prospectively, unlike the pay component that will be paid along with arrears from January 2016.


Allowances currently are roughly half of the Centre’s salary bill; as per the pay panel award, the steepest increase — 63% — was in allowances, while the overall rise in pay, allowances and pensions recommended was 23.55%.

If the revised allowances take effect only from September this year, the savings to the govt would be to the tune of Rs.11,000 crore, official sources said. Additionally, if the railway ministry decided to toe the Centre’s line, the national transporter will save around Rs.3,800 crore. The Budget in February had provided Rs.53,500 crore towards the pay panel-induced overall rise in pay, allowances and pension (PAP) and also to finance the one-rank-one-pension scheme for the armed forces. The 7th Pay commission had estimated the additional outgo in FY17 due to its award at Rs.73,650 crore.

The Centre’s additional bill on allowances in FY 17 due to the pay panel would have been about Rs.22,000 crore, but since it would release allowances only from September (and not with retrospective effect from January as envisaged by the commission), the actual outgo would be nearly half that.

Some analysts reckon that the consumption stimulus to the economy from the increased pay to government staff this time around could be somewhat muted.

Compared with the Sixth Pay Commission award — which led to an overall salary increase of 40% and was released first with arrears of 30 months paid over two years — the disbursement now includes only six months’ arrears in pay, they noted. “If the pay commission’s award is implemented across the board (including state governments as well as public institutions/enterprises), it would bring in an additional 0.9% of GDP growth in FY17,” said NR Bhanumurthy, professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. Even if states lag in implementing the pay revisions, Bhanumurthy said, GDP growth still could be at least 8% in the current fiscal, up from likely 7.6% last year.

Contrary to some reports that government employees could be asked to put part of the increased salary in bank capitalisation bonds to be issued by the Centre to infuse capital in the banks, officials said there was no such move. The government would like the employees to spend additional money in their hands to perk up the economy, sources added.

7th Pay CommissionThe seventh pay panel had projected the railways budget would bear the additional Rs.28,450 crore in FY17 due to its award. However, officials reckon that the actual requirement could be lower by about R3,800 crore for the railways due to prospective implementation of allowances.

Prepare for Joint Circle Council meeting of P3, P4 & GDS on 8-5-16

Dear Comrades,
It has been decided to convene Joint Circle Council Meeting of P3, P4 & GDS on 8-5-16 Sunday.

Details of venue will be declared in 2 days.

The main purpose of meeting will be about our final preparations for enrollment of maximum GDS employees in our AIPE Union GDS (NFPE) in process of verification of membership which is coming very soon.

We will definitely discuss all other major and minor problems faced by our staff in each divisions.

All are requested to bring list of problems of their divisions in writings with detail as well as copies of minutes of Monthly meetings and letters addressed to administration.

IMPORTANT:
All Divisional Secretary must bring details & receipts/evidence for Quota sent to NFPE & CHQ during last 4 years. It is very sad that these higher ups are struggling hard for remittance of quota to them as per constitution. All DS must clear their quota otherwise, action as per constitution would be initiated as a last resort.

All DS must bring cheque or cash for clearing  arrears of quota of Circle union.

THERE MUST BE A CONVENER OF GDS UNION IN EACH DIVISION:
Comrades,
For signing letter of authorisation as an authorised Signatory from union, we must decide one name of Convener of our GDS union. All P3/P4/GDS leaders of division should decide one name of their division and bring that particular proposed convener with them in the meeting. This is very important. If a division has already an elected body of GDS union, like in Rajkot- Bharuch, DS of GDS Union should ne informed to attend meeting.

NO DIVISIONAL SECRETARY WILL SKIP THIS IMPORTANT MEETING UNDER ANY PLEA. HOWEVER IF ANY DS IS UNABLE TO ATTEND DUE TO SERIOUS REASONS, ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE SHOULD BE SENT WITH AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTS OF QUOTA AND WITH ONE CONVENER FOR GDS UNION

Dr Jitendra Singh urges State Governments to abolish interview for certain jobs


Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
22-April-2016 18:14 IST
Dr Jitendra Singh urges State Governments to abolish interview for certain jobs
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has urged State Governments to expedite the process of abolition of interview for selection to such posts where it is not required. He was addressing a meeting of Principal Secretaries of General Administration Departments (GAD) from different States and Union Territories here today.
Dr Jitendra Singh recalled that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had suggested the abolition of interviews during Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August 2015 and the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) promptly followed it up by completing the exercise before the year end and ensuring that beginning from 1st January 2016, the practice of conducting interview was discontinued for selection to non-gazetted and junior posts, including C & D Group in the Central Ministries and Departments. However, the provision of skill test was allowed for such posts where a special skill was required, but this skill test was also of qualifying nature.
However, Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that many of the States have yet to make a satisfactory headway in this direction. He said, since today’s meeting was being attended by GAD Secretaries from most of the States ranging from Jammu & Kashmir to Kerala, it is expected that the officers will go back to their respective States with the message to carry forward this initiative in right earnest. Citing the example of States like Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, which has made significant progress in abolishing interviews, Dr Jitendra Singh advised the Secretaries of other States also to try to understand and replicate the same in their respective States.
Dr Jitendra Singh also noted that the provision of self-attestation was adopted by certain States very late and exhorted the State Governments to follow the initiative of preparing a Single Page form for different applications which was started by DoPT on the occasion of “Sushasan Diwas” on 25th December 2015. Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated the government’s commitment to provide work-friendly environment for officers and added that, at the same time, the Centre was also keen that various administrative and governance reforms initiated during the last two years should be seriously carried forward in States and Union Territories because these are in the interest of common man and the poor and, at the same time, aimed at providing level playing field to the youth aspirants across the country.
DoPT Secretary Shri Sanjay Kothari, Additional Secretary Shri T. Jacob, Joint Secretaries of the Department, Principal Secretaries of GAD from different States and Delhi based Resident Commissioners of different States attended the meeting.

Government Decides to withdraw the 10th February 2016 Notification with Immediate Effect


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
21-April-2016 17:51 IST
Government Decides to withdraw the 10th February 2016 Notification with Immediate Effect
Government had issued a notification dated 10th February 2016 regarding rules for withdrawal from EPF Funds by the members. Under the revised rules, the employee was permitted to withdraw the employees’ share from the fund (which is 12% of the wages). However, it was prescribed that the employers’ share of contribution towards the Provident Fund (which is 3.67% of wage) would be allowed to be withdrawn only at the age of retirement (58 years). The objective was to provide a minimum social security to the workers at the time of retirement. It was noticed that over 80% of the claims settled by EPFO belonged to pre-mature withdrawal of funds, treating the EPF accounts as savings accounts, and not a Social Security instrument.
In order to address the issues the amendment stated above was carried out with the consent of Trade Unions and with the intention of promoting a decent accumulation of provident fund for the members at the end of their working lifetimes.
However, considering the representations received from various quarters and after consultations with the various stakeholders, Minister of State (IC) Labour and Employment, Sh Bandaru Dattatreya announced that the government has decided to withdraw the said 10th February 2016 Notification with immediate effect.
Accordingly, the workers are now allowed to withdraw the entire amount from the provident fund as per existing provisions of the EPF Scheme 1952 including the employers’ share of 3.67%.
Source: PIB News

Provision of Five days week – NFPE


No.10-01/2016-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 13th April, 2016
Subject : Provision of Five days week – request consideration
Kindly find enclosed letter No. PF/GENL/NFPE dated 11-02-2016 received from General Secretary, National Federation of Postal Employees on the above mentioned subject, for necessary action at your end. A reply may be sent to the association directly under intimation to this Division.
sd/-
(V. Ramaswamy)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Source : www.nfpe.blogspot.in

Friday, April 22, 2016

Today, Bimonthly meeting at R.O. Rajkot. All NFPE CS will also meet for deciding campaign program for GDS verification of memberships

After 13 Months, Bimonthly meeting has been convened at R. O. Rajkot. Staff side has frequently, by letters and items at Circle level formal meetings, conveyed resentment against such slackness and reluctant approach of R.O.  Rajkot Administration.

NFPE & FNPO leaders will jointly convey their strong protest by shouting slogans in front of the regional administration. 

Today, all CS and frontline leaders of NFPE  unions will also meet and discuss to carry on responsibility, on top priority as per directives of NFPE HQ, for ensuring maximum membership of GDS in the coming verification process.

All DS may now please wake up and involve themselves in this very urgent requirements of the time.

NFPE circular is reproduced hereunder:

NFPE CIRCULAR

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP-C
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION POSTMEN & MTS
ALL INDIA RMS AND MMS EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP-C
ALL INDIA RMS AND MMS EMPLOYEES UNION MAIL GUARD & MTS
ALL INDIA POSTAL ADMINISTRTIVE OFFICES EMPLOYEES UNION
ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
ALL INDIA SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
ALL INDIA CIVIL WING EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS
Central Headquarters , New Delhi-110 001.  
MOST IMPORTANT/URGENT
PF-01(e)/2016                                    CIRCULAR                                     31.03.2016
To

1.All Circle Secretaries/Divisional/Branch Secretaries.
2.All CHQ Office Bearers of NFPE and affiliated Unions/Associations.

GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION
OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND IMMEDIATE TASK  ELECT AND SELECT AIPEU-GDS AS THE ONLY ONE RECOGNISED GDS UNION
Dear Comrades,
                   As all of you are aware Department of Posts has commenced the process of verification of membership of Gramin Dak Sevaks for grant of recognition.  The AIPEU-GDS was formed in the year 2012 and the Federal Council of NFPE held at Hyderabad in 2013, which is the highest decision and policy making body of NFPE, has decided to grant  “Associate Membership” to the newly formed AIPEU-GDS.  For the last four years, AIPEU-GDS is functioning without recognition and joined all the programmes of NFPE including strike.  During this four year period it had conducted two All India Conferences and formed Branches in all the 22 Circles.  After formation of AIPEU-GDS, it is the first membership verification taking place.
                   There is no doubt that the AIPEU-GDS will get recognition and shall become number one recognised GDS Union, with flying colours.  But that is not enough - we should make the AIPEU-GDS as the only one recognised GDS Union in the Department of Posts.  It is not impossible.
                   For fulfilling the above task, all Circle/Divisional Branches of NFPE affiliated Unions/Associations and also all CHQ office bearers are hereby requested to take immediate action to implement the following directions of NFPE.
1.                It should be ensured that Circle/Divisional Unions of AIPEU-GDS is formed in all Circles/Divisions.
2.                The name, designation and official address of the Circle/Divisional Secretaries should be intimated to “Com.P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, 1, Patel Road, Shadipur, Dada Ghosh Bhavan PO, New Delhi-110 008”.  Email ID: aipeugdsnfpe@gmail.com  Mob: 09849466595.  Divisional Secretaries should inform the above particulars to Circle Secretaries also.
3.                Still there are some divisions where the branches of AIPEU-GDS are not yet formed, inspite of repeated instructions from NFPE.   All those Divisions where the branch of AIPEU-GDS is not yet formed should form the Branch Union or at least an Adhoc Committee at Divisional level with a Secretary or Convenor before 15th April 2016.  The name, designation and official address with pin code and mobile number of the newly elected Secretary or Adhoc Committee Convenor should be intimated to the General Secretary and Circle Secretary.  Wherever Circle Unions are not functioning immediate action should be taken to form a functioning Circle Union or Circle level Adhoc Committee of AIPEU-GDS.
4.                It is reported from some circles that some P3 and P4 Divisional Unions of NFPE has not taken any positive action to form the Divisional Branches of AIPEU-GDS.  Not only that in some limited divisions, the rival GDS Union, which is campaigning against NFPE and has formed separate unions for Group-C and Postmen/MTS in the name of “UNITED” to break our P3 and P4 Union and thereby to destabilise NFPE, is given all help and assistance by the some P3 and P4 Unions of NFPE and also holding joint meetings with the rival GDS Union which is no more an affiliate or Associate of NFPE.  This is not permissile and is in violation of the directions and guidelines issued by NFPE.  It is once again made clear that disciplinary action will be taken against those divisions which refuse to form the branches of AIPEU-GDS and which are still cooperating and extending all help to the rival GDS Union and conducting joint meetings.  The recognition of all such Divisional Unions which refuse to carry out the directions of NFPE will be withdrawn without any further notice.
5.                Last date for submission of application by GDS Unions for participating in the membership verification process is 31-03-2016.  AIPEU-GDS has already submitted application to the Directorate on 18-03-2016.  Please note that the name of our union is “AIPEU-GDS”.  Department may issue orders fixing the last date for submission of authorisation forms to the Divisional heads, along with the model authorisation form with the signature of an officer of the Directorate.  Immediately on publishing the authorisation form by the department all the affiliated unions of NFPE should jointly jump into action and collect maximum number of authorisation forms from GDS of each division.  As GDS are working in remote villages, action plan should be chalked out now itself, for visiting each and every Branch Post Office by the NFPE leadership, for collecting authorisation forms signed by the GDS in favour of AIPEU-GDS.
6.                AIPEU-GDS is the GDS Union of NFPE and it is the collective responsibility of all Circle/Divisional Unions of NFPE to make our GDS Union as the only one recognised union.  Let us take it as a challenge and prove that it is possible.
7.                A separate circular issued by AIPEU-GDS CHQ is also enclosed herewith.

Fraternally yours,