ORGANISATION WITH FIRST RECOGNISED UNION STATUS FIGHTING FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 TO ALL MEMBERS

Monday, May 20, 2019





Feedback of meeting with Health Ministry

CIVIL APPEAL NO.3792 OF 2019 IT IS QUITE CLEAR THAT INSOFAR AS ISSUE OF ELIGIBILITY OF PROMOTION IS CONCERNED     CLICK HERE    FOR DETAILS & COPY (7 pages)


NUMBER OF CHANCES TO APPEAR IN THE LDCE (LGO EXAMINATION) FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF POSTAL ASSISTANT/SORTING ASSISTANT.


MATERNITY LEAVE FOR THE FEMALE GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (FEMALE GDS) IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

Thursday, May 16, 2019




LEAVING HEAD QUARTERS/STATION WHILE ON CHILD CARE LEAVE AND AVAILING LTC DURING CCL – DOPT CLARIFICATION
No. 13018/6/2013-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 3rd April, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Child Care Leave (CCL) — Clarification Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No. 21011/08/2013- Estt.(AL), dated 25.03.2013 and to say that references have been received with regard to leaving Head Quarters/Station while on CCL and availing LTC during CCL.
2. In this regard, it is has now been decided that:
(i) An employee on CCL may be permitted to leave headquarters with the prior approval of appropriate competent authority.
(ii) LTC may be availed while an employee is on CCL.
(iii) An employee on CCL may proceed on foreign travel provided clearances from appropriate competent authorities are taken in advance.
3. Hindi version will follow.                                  


Wednesday, May 15, 2019




NFPE WRITES TO THE DEPARTMENT
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            National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                       e -mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
              Mob: 9868819295/9810853981           Website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
PF-67-16/2019                                                                                                                 Dated: 14th May, 2019
     
To
Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary (P),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,  New Delhi – 110001
                                              
Sub:    Request for Sanction of all pending personal claims and allocation of sufficient funds to Odisha Circle on special ground over and above the budgetary allotment under Building Maintenance, Technology, TA and Medical head.
Sir,
As you are aware, the severe cyclonic storm Fani or the 'Hood of Snake' tore throughout the state of Odisha, becoming of the worst storms to hit the country since 1999. The cyclone brought winds of more than 250 kmph when it made landfall near Puri on May 3. The storm caused several deaths, demolished 508467 houses and affected 1.5 crore people and 8739757 animals of 16659 villages in 159 blocks and 52 Urban Local bodies of 14 districts and rendered millions of people homeless in the cities of Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Khurda. The cyclone left a trail of devastation in large parts of coastal Odisha, with the seaside areas being the worst hit.


As per reports received from our Divisional Secretaries, many post office buildings have been affected warranting immediate civil, electrical and technological repairing works. In the district of Puri, as many as 300 Post Offices including 67 Departmental Post Offices have been seriously affected. The condition of the three Postal Colonies in the capital city of Bhubaneswar is precarious. Over head water tanks, doors and windows of each quarters have been damaged. Reports on partial damage and roof cracking, dismantled Sify Towers, defunct generators / computers / UPS etc are also being received. Even after one week of the cyclone, many post offices have failed to operate successfully due to want of electricity and connectivity. As per a rough estimate opined by the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, the damage towards PO buildings may come around 5 crores.


Under the circumstances, Odisha Circle needs additional funds over and above the budgetary allotment to meet the extra expenditure for proper civil, electrical and technological repairing/maintenance of the Govt. property.


Similarly due to want of sufficient funds under TA and Medical heads, bills since 2014 are kept pending in Odisha Circle. Alone in Berhampur Region, the pending TA Bill has crossed Rs.50 lakh. Sanction of such pending bills at this critical juncture will be a great relief to the staff members when entire Odisha is suffering from the ill effects of Fani and our staff members are in dire need of money to rebuild / repair their damaged houses and make good the loss of cultivated lands, orchards and pet animals.


It is therefore requested to kindly issue an exclusive instruction to the Chief PMG, Odisha to clear all pending personal claims of the staff members under TA, Medial, LTC etc as a special measure and allot adequate fund under above heads and further we request to kindly allot the projected expenditure to Odisha Circle without any reduction as a special case under building maintenance and technology head to meet the extra repairing / maintenance expenditure.


An early action is highly solicited.


With regards,                                                                                                            Yours sincerely,


(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary Genera

Tuesday, May 14, 2019




REGARDING AMENDMENT OF THE RECRUITMENT RULES FOR THE POST OF HIGHER SELECTION GRADE-I AND HIGHER SELECTION GRADE-II (Click the link below to view)



AMENDMENT OF THE RECRUITMENT RULES FOR THE POST OF LOWER SELECTION GRADE

To view please Click Here.

Thursday, May 9, 2019



REGARDING MARKING OF PPO NUMBER IN THE BANK PASSBOOK OF PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS
 (Click the link below to view Original Order)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIAMINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol-III)A/2019/18          Dated 23.04.2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Regarding marking of PPO number in the bank passbook of Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

Attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/Tech/ Clarification / P&PW/20 14-15/426-497 dated-17.09.2014 wherein it was advised to the banks to record the PPO number in the passbook of the pensioners. This office is still receiving complaints from the pensioners that their PPO number is not being recorded by the banks in their passbook leading to problems like transfer of pension account from one bank/branch to another bank/branch, delay in commencement of family pension etc.
Therefore, Heads of all CPPCs and Govt. Business Departments are once again requested to instruct all their bank branches dealing with the pension payments to record the PPO number in all the passbooks of the pensioners/ family pensioners issued by them.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pension).
(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)


TREATMENT OF STRIKE PERIOD IN RESPECT OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKES (Click the link below to view original order) 

No.17-37/201&GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts I
GDS Section;
 Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi 110001.
 Dated: 08.05.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Treatment of strike period in respect of Gramin Dak Sevakes.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DG Posts' letter No.22- 04/2004-GDS dated 13th December, 2007 regarding treatment of strike period in respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks specified in Rule 23 of GDS Conduct and Engagement; Rules, 2011.

2. The Postal Service Board, in its 3rd Meeting held on 11th February, 2019 reviewed the existing guidelines of treatment of strike in case of violation of Rule 23 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules-2011. The Postal Services Board has approved following guidelines in supersession of all previous orders regarding treatment of strike period:-
 (il The period of strike will not only result in deduction of TRCA for the period of absence during the strike but also break in engagement on account of incitement, violence and sabotage. GDS who resort to action of the above kind violate Rule 23 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 and disciplinary action can also be taken against them. It may be noted that the list of activities which are covered under the definition of strike as enumerated above is only illustrative and not exhaustive. It only clarifies the position in respect of practices which are often resorted to at present.

(ii) GDS who is absent from engagement hours for participating in the strike shall not be entitled to draw TRCA, DA, bonus, Paid leave TRCA etc.

 (iii) The strike period shall not be adjusted or regularised by grant of any kind of leave.

 (iv) If, it is specifically ordered by the competent authority after show cause notice on account of incitement, violence and sabotage, the strike period would also result in break in engagement.

( v) The strike period would not qualify towards engagement period for payment of GDS Gratuity, Severance amount at the time of discharge from engagement

(vi) The strike period would not qualify towards engagement period for absorption of GDS against Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) posts, which is done on seniority basis.

(vii) The strike period would not qualify towards engagement period of GDS to appear at the LDCE for the cadre of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant/Postmen /MailGuard/Multi-Tasking Staff etc.

3. The above action as per para (i) to (vii) may also be taken without prejudice to any disciplinary action that may be taken against such GDS.

4. These instructions will come into effect from the date of issue.

 5. Hindi version will follow.
(.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
 Tel. No. 011-23096629



IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OF KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE ON LIMITED TRANSFER FACILITY FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)-REG (Click the nkli below to view )

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IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OF KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINARY ASPECTS SPECIFIED IN RULE 10 OF GDS(Click the link below to view ) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3430


REGARDING ONGOING ONLINE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS OF ALL CATEGORIES OF GDS: GUARD AGAINST FAKE PHONE CALLS/FAKE MESSAGES. (Click the link belo

Wednesday, May 8, 2019




IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OF KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE ON LIMITED TRANSFER FACILITY FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)-REG (Click the nkli below to view )

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IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS OF KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINARY ASPECTS SPECIFIED IN RULE 10 OF GDS(Click the link below to view ) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3430



REGARDING ONGOING ONLINE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS OF ALL CATEGORIES OF GDS: GUARD AGAINST FAKE PHONE CALLS/FAKE MESSAGES. (Click the link below to view)

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LDCE IPO EXAMINATION 2019 POSTPONED


Tuesday, May 7, 2019



NFPE WRITES TO THE SECRETARY POST ON IRREGULAR EXTENSION OF T. U. FACILITIES TO THE ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL SUPERVISORS (GENERAL) LINE
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National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                             e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
   Mob: 9868819295/9810853981          website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
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PF-03(e)/2019                                                                               Dated: 07th May, 2019

To
Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Irregular extension of T. U. facilities to the All India Association of
           Postal Supervisors (General) line – reg.

Ref: - (i)   Your office letter No.13/01/2010-SR dated 03.03.2010.
         (ii)   Your office letter No. 9/10/1997-SB dated 27.05.2014.
         (iii)  Your office letter No. 13/01/2015-SR dated 09.06.2015.
         (iv)  This Union letter No. P/4-11/Trade Union dated 17.07.2017.
         (v)   This Union letter No. P/4-11/Trade Union dated 17.02.2018.
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Apropos references, it is to bring to the kind and personal notice of the Secretary Posts that undue privileges are extended to the All India Association of Postal Supervisors (General) line, against the orders of the Department and Hon’ble High Court, Delhi, despite of raising up this matter to the kind notice of the Department by this union vide the reference cited under (iv) & (v). In this connection our Union wants to put forth the following again.

The All India Association of Postal Supervisors(General) line has not taken part in any membership verification, except during 1997 and they have filed a case in the High Court, Delhi challenging the composition of categories identified for recognition of Service Associations in terms of CCS (RSA) Rules,1993. The Hon’ble High Court vide interim order dt.06.05.1997 directed the respondent Department to maintain status quo till the matter is settled. This means that the erstwhile members can only run the organization and no new members should be allowed to be enrolled / elected.

Based on that only, the Department has issued directions to the CPMG, UP Circle in a letter, vide the reference cited under (i) stating that, the Supervisors, General Line Association does not participate in the verification process and their status as Association in terms of recognition and also in terms of membership etc. remain as it was at the time of passing the interim order dt.06.05.1997 ibid.

Similarly, vide the reference (iii), in the Circular released by the Department for the verification of membership for recognition of service Association during the year 2015, vide para (v) (b), it is once again reiterated that , as per the directions of the Hon’ble High Court , Delhi  in CWP 1827/97, status quo is to be maintained, till the case is heard. This shows a clear picture of their position.

But, against all these, enrolment of fresh memberships were allowed to All India Association of Postal Supervisors (General) line, almost in all the Circles after 1997 Court order. Even though, they are not participating in any of the membership verification as on date, new members were enrolled and allowed to be the office bearers of the said Association from All India level to Circle and Divisional levels. They were even extended with all the trade union facilities, including periodical meetings/higher level meetings etc. 

Further, the Postmaster Grade was introduced in the Department during the year 2010 and its initial constitution was made during the year 2011. Against the specific orders of the Hon’ble High Court, Delhi in CWP 1827/97, and against the specific directions of the Department vide reference (iii), the PM Grade officials were not only allowed to become the members of the said Association, but also allowed to become the General Secretary, Circle Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries and they were extended with all the trade union facilities including the periodical meetings at all levels. This is in gross violation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993.

It is also to point out here that, by nomenclature itself, it is All India Association of Supervisors (General) Line and the question of enrolling a separately declared cadre viz. Postmaster Grade in the Association does not arise. 

Moreover, for the declaration of membership verification process, it is clearly stated that any authorization given through a non-applicant association shall be rejected. The Association as stated in the subject has not participated in any of the verification process after 1997 and as such the membership declaration given by them should not be entertained.

From the above, it is clear that, they cannot enroll any new membership and there is restriction to effect recovery of subscription to the extent of old authorization only. They are only entitled for the status Quo Position as before 1997, as ordered by the Hon’ble Court.

Hence, our Union requests the personal kind intervention of the Secretary Posts, in this matter so as to

1.    Maintain status quo of the earlier membership of the said Association viz. as before 1997.

2. Stop recovery of any subscriptions from the members who were enrolled after this order.

3. withdraw the Trade union facilities to  the office bearers who were enrolled after the period and elected in the body 

4. withdraw the membership of Postmaster Grade officials from the General Line Association and 

5. Withdraw the trade union facilities extended to those office bearers of the body holding by Postmaster Grade officials. 

A line in reply about the action taken is highly appreciated.

With regards,

DA: As mentioned in the reference.

Yours Sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to:

1.         The Director General, Department of Posts, Dah Bhawan , New Delhi-110 001
2.         The Member(P) , Department of Posts Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
2.         The Dy. Director General (SR), Department of Posts Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
3.         The Director (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.




NATIONAL COUNCIL (STAFF SIDE) JCM ADDRESSED TO THE CABINET SECRETARY REGARDING NON-DECLARATION OF RESULT OF MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION OF THE UNIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.