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Saturday, May 29, 2010

FMA ENHANCED FROM 100/- TO 300/- PER MONTH TO PENSIONERS RESIDING IN NON-CGHS AREA

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR NON-CGHS PENSIONERS ENHANCED

WITH EFFECT FROM 1.9.2008 BY THE GOVERNMENT

 
 
Dear Comrades - The Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare has enahnced the quantum of Fixed Medical Allowance granted to Central Government Pensioners who are residing outside the CGHS area from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- with effect from 1.9.2008.
 
Confederation and Staff side have demanded the enhancement to at least to Rs.600/- or Rs.500/- - But the Government has enhanced it to only Rs.300/- which is far short of our demand.
 
The full text of the Government Orders is available by clicking the Link Below:
 
 
http://persmin.gov.in/WriteData/CircularNotification/ScanDocument/Pension/no.4-25-2008-ppwd.pdf
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MACP ANOMALIES DISCUSSED IN THE JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON 25/05/2010

SOME OF THE MACP RELATED ANOMALIES HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED IN THE
FIRST MEETING OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY THE
NATIONAL ANOMALY COMIITEE ON 25/05/2010
 
Dear Comrades - Though there are more than 30 items of anomalies submitted by the Staff Side to the consideration of the Joint Committee set up by the National Anomaly Committee to go into the MACP related anomalies, only around 8 items could be discussed in the first meeting held on 25.05.2010. Comrades Umraomal Purohit; Juman Singh;  S.K.Vyas and C.Sreekumar [Staff Side Members ] attended the meeting chaired by the Joint Secretary Establishment DOPT. 
 
The Circular released by the Secretary General Confederation communicating the issues discussed in the meeting and the results thereof is placed in the website of Confederation as well as placed hereunder for your  information. The issue of "Discounting the examination based promotions while granting MACP to protect the Promotees against deprivation of any MACP to them" was not discussed in the meeting yesterday. NFPE has discussed the issue with the President Confederation Comrade S.K.Vyas and he has assured that this item would be raised in the next meeting of the Joint Committee that may take place very soon.  
 
Circular No.12

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.
A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027
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Tel: 011-2510 5324: Mobile: 98110 48303


Conf.No.12/2010
Dated 25th December. 2010

Dear Comrades,
A joint Committee on MACP met today under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary Establishment of DOPT. Following issues were discussed:

1. Item No:1:Provide Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP.
Staff Side pressed for placement in the Grade Pay of the Promotional Post instead of next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It was insisted because the career progression only means the promotion in the hierarchy and not to a Grade Pay which is not present in the hierarchy of the respective department.

The Staff Side also gave an alternative that first two MACPs after 10 and 20 years should be to the next promotional post as per the hierarchy of respective department as under the erstwhile ACP scheme and thereafter the third MACP in the next Grade Pay of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. Item No:2:Date of Effect.
It was demanded that MACP scheme may be introduced with effect from 1.1.2006. A scheme which has been recommended by the 6th CPC will be not available to those employees who have opted for revised pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2006 but had retired or died before 1.9.2008, which is very anomalous.

3. Item No:3:Option for earlier ACP Scheme.
Staff Side pointed out that the benefit which employees were getting through two ACPs after 12 and 24 years of service is much higher than the benefit that they will get under MACP after three financial upgradations. It was therefore urged that the service conditions which were available to the existing employees cannot be adversely revised and if that happens then an option to retain the old scheme is inherent. And if the present MACP is not converted to hierarchical pattern, then at least an option may be given to retain the erstwhile scheme of ACP.
 
4. Item No:7:Grant of financial upgradation between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008.
In Para 9 of the DOPT OM dated 19.5.2009, it had been provided that earlier ACP scheme will continue to operate for the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008. However, this is not being allowed to officials who have opted for revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006. In some offices, it is being insisted that financial upgradation under the earlier ACP would be granted only in the pre-revised pay scales and they will have to opt for the revised pay scales only from the date they are granted the financial upgradation under earlier ACP. It was demanded that earlier ACP benefit may be given also to those officials who have come over to the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006.

5. Item No:8:Anomaly on introduction of MACP Scheme.
By an illustration in respect of Junior Engineer of CPWD, it has been pointed out that under earlier ACP they will go up to the revised Pay Band 3 with Grade Pay of 6600/- on completion of 24 years of service, whereas under the MACP Scheme, even after 30 years of service and getting third MACP they will get the Grade Pay of 5400/- only in PB-2. This is obviously less advantageous and therefore the demand for option to retain the old ACP scheme has been insisted.
The Official Side indicated that they will consider all these demands and in the next meeting they will indicate how far they can go.

6. Item No:4: Applicability of MACP  Scheme to Group D employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of 1800/-.
The DOPT had already stated that all promotions and upgradations granted under ACP Scheme of 1999 in the post of four pay scales S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4 shall be ignored for the purpose of MACP. In other words all the three MACP will be available to all the Group D employees who have since been placed in the grade pay of 1800/-. If an employee has completed 10 years of service he should be granted the GP of 1900/-; if completed 20 years of service he should be granted the GP of 2000/-; and if he has completed 30 years of service he should be placed in the GP of 2400/-. In some departments these MACP has not been granted to the Group D employees. The staff side therefore insisted an enabling clarificatory instructions may be issued. The Official Side agreed to issue such clarificatory instructions.

7. Item No:5: Counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status CLs for reckoning 10,20, and 30 years of service under MACP scheme.
It was pointed out that the Railways have already issued orders for counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status Casual labourers for reckoning 12 and 24 years of service under the old ACP scheme. It was also pointed out that Courts have also ordered that total service rendered as TS CLs may be counted for the purpose of ACP. The Official Side were of the opinion that 50% of service rendered by TS CLs has been counted only for the purpose of pension. The Staff Side pointed out that the TS CLs have been granted all the facilities admissible to a Temporary Employee in respect of leave, increment, pay scale etc and therefore this may be deemed as a regular service for the purpose of MACP also as has been done by the Railways. The Official Side wanted the order of the Railway Department regarding ACP and the Orders of the Courts for their examination.

8. Item No:6: Supervised staff placed in higher Grade Pay than that of the supervisor.
The Staff Side suggested that this item may be transferred to National Anomaly Committee item and discussed there. This has been agreed to.
There are 23 more items which have been suggested by the Staff Side leaders of Railways. It was pointed out that leaders of other departments may also suggest many other anomalies related to MACP. The Staff Side stated that as and when these additional items are received they may be included in the Agenda for discussion in the subsequent meetings. The Official Side agreed to.

NOTE: All Affiliated Unions / Associations of the Confederation may send items of anomalies of MACP to the headquarters at the earliest for enabling inclusion in the next meeting. The Official Side indicated that the next meeting of the Joint Committee will be held very soon.
Comradely Yours,
K.K.N.Kutty
Secretary General

Saturday, May 15, 2010

POSTAL JCA OPTS FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE

POSTAL JCA OF NFPE AND FNPO AND GDS UNIONS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED FOR LAUNCHING A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES INCLUDING NON-COOPERATION CULMINATING IN AN INDEFINITE STRIKE OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
 
NFPE - FNPO - GDS Unions came together under the
banner of Postal Joint Council of Action once again
 
Considering the mounting attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the total unilateralism on the part of the Department of Posta on all major issues as well as non-settlement of several major issues of Postal Employees, the Postal JCA came to the conclusion that there is no alternative before the Postal Trade Union Movement than organise a sustained movement of Postal Workers
 
Indefinite Strike would commence from 13th July 2010 followed by a nationwide Non-cooperation Movement - The Programme of Action containing several stages will commence from 1st June 2010 when the Strike Notice would be served on the Department at Directorate as well as at all levels of Postal Administration.
 
Full Circular of Postal JCA containing the issues - Charter of Demands -
Programme of Action would be placed in our websites after the same is
approved by the Postal JCA within a day or two.
 
Get Ready for Action - Get organised for defending our existence - Get ready for sacrifices and advancement!

POSTAL JCA OPTS FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE

POSTAL JCA OF NFPE AND FNPO AND GDS UNIONS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED FOR LAUNCHING A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES INCLUDING NON-COOPERATION CULMINATING IN AN INDEFINITE STRIKE OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
 
NFPE - FNPO - GDS Unions came together under the
banner of Postal Joint Council of Action once again
 
Considering the mounting attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the total unilateralism on the part of the Department of Posta on all major issues as well as non-settlement of several major issues of Postal Employees, the Postal JCA came to the conclusion that there is no alternative before the Postal Trade Union Movement than organise a sustained movement of Postal Workers
 
Indefinite Strike would commence from 13th July 2010 followed by a nationwide Non-cooperation Movement - The Programme of Action containing several stages will commence from 1st June 2010 when the Strike Notice would be served on the Department at Directorate as well as at all levels of Postal Administration.
 
Full Circular of Postal JCA containing the issues - Charter of Demands -
Programme of Action would be placed in our websites after the same is
approved by the Postal JCA within a day or two.
 
Get Ready for Action - Get organised for defending our existence - Get ready for sacrifices and advancement!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

ANDHRA CIRCLE UNION HOLDS TRADE UNION WORKSHOP IN VIJAYAWADA














R3 ANDHRA CIRCLE UNION CONDUCTED A TWO-DAY TRADE UNION WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR IN VIJAYAWADA

SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE AND GENERAL SECRETARIES R3 AND P4 ALSO ATTENDED THE WORKSHOP



FELICITATION TO RETIRED COMRADE NAGAVARDHANE CIRCLE SECRETARY R3 ANDHRA ALSO HELD AT THE END OF THE TRADE UNION WORKSHOP

SOME PHOTOS OF THE ABOVE WORKSHOP EXHIBITED ABOVE.

EXPERTS COMMITTEE FOR EXPEDITING PROCESS OF DISCIPLINARY/VIGILANCE PROCEEDINGS

GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTED A SPECIAL EXPERTS COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE AND SUGGEST STEPS TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS OF DISCIPLINARY AND VIGILANCE PROCEEDINGS
 
Shri. P.C.Hota former UPSC Chairman is the Chairman of the Experts Committee and the former Secretary [Personnel] and Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner have been appointed as the Members.
 
Expediting the Process of disciplinary proceedings will be good on the face of certain situations like the Disciplinary Authorities taking enormous time to frame the charges and conduct the enquiry which seriously affects the interests of the suspected Government Servants. However, CHQ hopes that in the name of expediting the proceedure the Experts Committee will not recommend changes reducing the time limits available and other rights of the suspected Government Servants under the CCS Conduct Rules.
 
The Orders of the DOPT constituting the Experts Committee can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

NFPE UNIONS OF KERALA CIRCLE HOLD JOINT CIRCLE CONFERENCE IN ERNAKULAM FROM 5th TO 7th MAY 2010































































KERALA NFPE CIRCLE UNIONS HOLD JOINT CIRCLE CONFERENCES IN ERNAKULAM


INAUGURAL SESSION - SUBJECTS COMMITTEE - CULTURAL SHOW - TRADE UNION SEMINAR - CULTURAL FIELD EXPERTS DISCUSSION - AND RALLY AND OPEN SESSION ON THE FINAL DAY ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JOINT CIRCLE CONFERENCES.








PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW OF NFPE UNIONS HOLDING JOINT CIRCLE CONFERENCE IN ERNAKULAM
























































Wednesday, May 5, 2010

NFPE UNIONS OF KERALA CIRCLE HOLD JOINT CIRCLE CONFERENCE IN ERNAKULAM FROM 5th TO 7th MAY 2010












NFPE CIRCLE UNIONS OF KERALA CIRCLE HOLD JOINT CIRCLE CONFERENCE IN ERNAKULAM
Comrade Elamaram Kareem Honourable Minister of Kerala Government inaugurated the Session and Comrade Lawrence General Secretary of CITU addressed the Session.
Comrade K.Ragavendran Secretary General hoisted the NFPE flag.
Comrade K.K.N.Kutty Secretary General Confederation addressed the Session.