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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


POSTMAN/MAIL GUARD & MTS EXAMINATION. THE SCHEDULE GIVEN BY DE SECTION IS NO MORE OPERATIVE AND THE INSTRUCTIONS DATED 8-10-2012 IS WITHDRAWN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT..
                                       
No. A-34012/01/2012-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications &IT
Department of Posts,
(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg. 
New Delhi-110116           
Dated 19th   October, 2012      

 1.       All Chief Postmasters General,      
 2.       All Postmasters General,      

SUB:     HOLDING OF LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DILLING THE POSTS OF POSTMEN/MAIL GUARDS AND MULTI TASKING STAFF AS PER REVISED RECRUITMENT RULES.    
  
Sir/Madam,      

           I am directed to invite a kind reference  to the letter of even number dated 8-10-2012 wherein a detailed schedule was  prescribed for holding of LDCE for Postmen/Mail guard and MTS      

 2.     Subsequently, the nodal branch staff  section vide letter no. no. 45-2/2011-SPB.1 dated 18-10-2012 issued detailed  instructions to the circles for filling the vacancies by holding separate examinations  for each year vacancies and given specific schedule and to complete the process  by 30th  June 2013.      


 3. In view of this revised position, the schedule given by DE section has no more operative and the instructions dated 8-10-2012 is withdrawn with immediate effect. The circles are requested to follow the guidelines issued by SPB.1 section letter no. 45-2/2011-SPB.1 dated 18-10-2012 scrupulously.      


 4.   This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.      


     Yours faithfully,      
            Sd/- 
 (K.Rameswara Rao)      
Assistant Director General (DE)      


                                                  
To
All Heads of Circles
Addl. DG (APS)

Sub: Introduction of facility of automatic credit of PLI/ RPLI monthly premium from savings account of insured persons.
PLI Directorate letter No. 29-08/2009-LI (Pt) dated 25.10.2012

In the last few years, there has been massive expansion of Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI). However, it has been noticed that a number of policies particularly in RPLI lapse after a while. One of the reasons for lapsation is absence of convenient ways of depositing premia of the policy(ies). As such, it was under consideration of the Department to provide facility of automatic deduction of premia from Savings Account so that (i) the policy holder(s) need not have to visit Post Office every month for depositing premia of his PLI/ RPLI policy and (ii) lapsation of PLI/ RPLI policies gets reduced.

2.         The competent authority has now approved the proposal for providing the facility to the policy holder of PLI and RPLI to get premium deposited/ credited by deduction of the same directly from his Savings Account standing in Post Offices. However, this facility can be opted by only those policy holders of PLI and RPLI whose Savings Accounts are maintained in the Departmental Post Offices (GPOs, HOs, MDGs or SOs).

3.         It is requested to kindly take necessary action for implementation of aforesaid scheme and wide publicity may also be given for this scheme through various publicity channels.

4          Accounting and operating procedure for automatic transfer of premium of PLI/ RPLI from Savings Accounts of the policy holder is enclosed for information and action accordingly.

5          It is further informed that till the provisions are made in the software, automatic credit of PLI/ RPLI monthly premium by deduction from savings account of the policy holder will have to be done manually.
          Sd/-
(A.K. Poddar)
General Manager (O)



DIRECTORATE ORDERS ON VARIOUS ISSUES

Thursday, October 25, 2012


POSTAL CRUSADER EDITORIAL: NOVEMBER-2012

THOUSAND LIES CAN NEVER BECOME A TRUTH
NOBODY CAN BREAK THE UNITY OF POSTAL WORKERS
* LESSONS OF THE FRAGMENTED STRIKE *

                   The GDS strike of Mahadeviah group ended on 22.10.2012.  In fact it was fizzled out.  Eventhough from 16.10.2012 onwards the leaders claimed 100% participation in all circles, the truth was entirely different.  Out of 22 circles, in 10 circles it was less than 5% and 6 circles only less than 10% of the Gramin Dak Sevaks went on strike.  In the remaining six circles it varied from 12% to 27% of the GDS. All India average of the strike is 18.1% of the total GDS.  This is the real picture of the strike.  All other claims are false and naked lies.  The percentage came down day-by-day and on 22nd the All India average was only 5% of the total of about three lakhs GDS.  Thus the strike fizzled out without any settlement.  (Those who have doubt about the figures can get it under RTI from all Circles and verify the truth).  Senior officers of the Department including Secretary, Department of Posts, Member (Personnel) and Minister Communications and Minister of State for Communications also rejected the request of the leaders for a last minute face-saving settlement.
                   NFPE has not made any adverse comment or statement against the strike or against the false claim of the leaders regarding All India Strike percentage, eventhough the Mahadevaiah group spread canards against NFPE and its leaders before the strike and also during the strike.  If NFPE had put it in its website the actual percentage of the strike in each circle, the strike would have fizzled out in the second day itself.  But NFPE never wants to break any strike, whether percentage is less or large.  Breaking the strike is not the tradition of NFPE.  So we tolerated every malicious attack against NFPE and its leaders till the strike is over.  Even now, while exposing the lies and hidden agenda of the Mahadevaiah group, we respect the sentiments of the GDS who participated in the strike without knowing the evil designs of the leadership.  We hope that those GDS who are misguided by the leaders, shall join the united struggle of the Central Govt. Employees on 12th December 2012 and also join the united movement of the Postal Employees led by National Federation of Postal Employees.
                   Everybody knows that the attack against the Postal Employees, whether it is GDS regularization or New Postal Policy 2012, is due to the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government.  To fight against these policies, the largest unity of the employees and workers is the need of the hour.  Other than united struggle there is no shortcut.  When NFPE is trying to build up such a united struggle, unfortunately everytime the Mahadevaiah group is trying to break the unity at any cost.  During 2008 when NFPE and all its affiliated unions decided to go on indefinite strike from 06.01.2009, against the retrograde recommendations of the Natarajamurthy Committee, Mahadevaiah gave a call for indefinite strike from 17.12.2008, i.e.,  20 days ahead of the joint strike of NFPE.  Now again, due to our efforts when all the employees unitedly decided to go on strike on 12th December 2012, in which GDS demand is also one of the main demands, Mahadevaiah gave another sudden indefinite strike call from 16.10.2012.  He is playing in the hands of the ruling class and deliberately trying to break the unity among the departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks.  The leader is behaving as an agent of the Government and poor GDS are the victims.  GDS are not going to be benefited by such sectarian strike.  Realising this majority of the GDS refused to join the ill-motivated strike this time.
                   On 10.05.2012, Sri. Mahadevaiah made following comments in his signed circular, copy of which is available with us:-  “The AIPEDEU is the single largest Postal Union, larger than all other Postal organisations, including NFPE......  They are afraid of AIPEDEU” (!!!).  When somebody claims that I am bigger than everyone else and all are afraid of me, we can imagine the mindset of such a person.  NFPE leaders will never make such egoistic statements.  Again in another circular which was circulated among the GDS throughout the country without putting name, the following derogatory and insulting comments are made against the legendary leader of the Postal Trade Union movement Late Com: K.Adinarayana - “Nobody including the great person repeatedly mentioned as the messiah of Postal workers including EDAs could even stir.  What was he doing?”  Thus it is very clear that the intention of Mahadevaiah is to project himself above all the leaders of the Postal Trade Union movement right from Tarapada to Adinarayana.  In fact he was elected in the year 1999 and became the General Secretary of the only recognised Union with the help of Com. Adinarayana and NFPE.  But after 1999, there was no gain for GDS, eventhose benefits achieved by NFPE through several years of struggle upto 1999, was taken away by the Government during  the tenure of Mahadevaiah.  He continued his attack against NFPE.  His number one enemy is NFPE.  This time the leader thought he can score through making it a fragmented game.  He want to avoid larger unity of entire Postal employees (Departmental and GDS) and also he want to avoid NFPE as he thought that if he join the joint struggle with NFPE he cannot become the hero.  He wanted to play one-upmanship over NFPE.
                   Naturally those who loved NFPE said “goodbye” to such a leader who is undemocratic, anti-NFPE, egoistic and decided to form separate GDS Union called AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) declaring themselves that they will work under the banner of NFPE and will be a part and parcel of NFPE.  NFPE decided to give associate membership to the new GDS Union led by Com. Panduranga Rao.  After formation of the new NFPE GDS Union Gramin Dak Sevaks of majority of the Circles joined the new union enbloc.  Remaining circles also GDS stated deserting Mahadevaiah group in a big way and joined NFPE GDS Union.  The very existence of the so-called recognised union was challenged due to the mass-scale exodus of the GDS.  Even in Karnataka which is the home-circle of the leader, 60% of the GDS joined the new union.  (Anybody can collect the strike percentage of Karnataka Circle under RTI and verify the fact).  It is at this moment the leader decided to declare a sudden strike from 16.10.2012 for his own existence and to prevent remaining GDS from deserting him.  But majority of the GDS realised his hidden agenda and refused to join the ill-motivated strike.  That is why the strike fizzled out and ended without any settlement.
                   NFPE calls upon the entire Postal Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to draw lessons from this fragmented strike and guard against those elements who are trying to break the unity of Postal employees again and again by spreading hatred among Departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks.  Let us defeat such forces of destruction and unite together under the banner of our great organisation, National Federation of Postal Employees.  Let us strengthen the new GDS Union, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and ensure cent per cent unity among all Postal employees.  Let us work unitedly to make the historic strike of 12 December 2012 a grand success.
                   Remember, we are fighting against the anti-people, anti-working class policies of the Central Government.  Only a class oriented militant trade union like NFPE can alone build the unity of the entire Postal Workers and lead such a struggle in the Postal department.  Fragmented strike will create disunity and disappointment and will weaken the striking potential of the Postal employees and ultimately the Govt. will take advantage of it.  Our enemy is the ruling class and all the toiling masses are our comrades-in-arms in the struggle against the imperialist neo-liberal globalisation policies of the ruling class.  Let us not allow anybody to break this unity.

REVIEW OF PROGRAMME OF ACTION -URGENT

CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO. 17/2012

Conf/ 17 /2012 Dated: 22.10.2012
                                                                   
 Dear Comrades,

As per the decision of the National Executive as conveyed by our circular letter dated 29th July, 2012, we are to conclude our first phase of campaign programme by September and to commence the second phase in October, 2012. In order to undertake a review of the implementation of this decision, we require a brief report at the CHQ.  The following National Sectt. members were entrusted with the State level campaigns.

Coms. S.K. Vyas, K. Raghavendran, Mani Achary, K.V. Sridharan, M. Krishnan, K.P. Rajagopal, Somayya, Doraipanbdian, K.K.N. Kutty, Narasimhan, Giriraj Singh, Vrigu Bhattacharya, M.S. Raja,Ashok Kanojia, Ashok Salunkhe and Jayaraj, Pijush Roy and Nageswara Rao. 

The Sectt.  members are requested to kindly send in a brief report of the tour undertaken and the campaign conducted immediately on receipt of this letter to enable us to undertake a review of the progress in the matter.
                                                         
We reproduce the relevant portion from our circular letter dated 29th July, 2012 about the action programme decided upon for the month of November, 2012.
1.       19th November, 2012.  Serving Strike notice to all Heads of Departmebnts/offices.
2.       20th to 23rd Evening Dharna between 17 to 21 hours.
3.       Organise vehicle jathas  in District capitals.
The following comrades will undertake a brief review meeting in each State Capitals with the participation of the State Committee members and active workers during the 3rd and 4th week of November, 2012.  The Comrades may fix the date in consultation with the State Committees.
                Com. S.K. Vyas: Delhi, Shimla and Chandigarh.
                Com. Narasimhan. Hyderabad
                Com.K.P. Rajagopal: Bhubanbeswar, Ranchi and Jaipur
     Com. K.K.N. Kutty. Agarthala, , Raipur, Nagpur, Dehradun, Lucknow and
     Chennai
                Com. M.S. Raja.  Mumbai. Guwahati, Ahamedbad, Shillong, and Bhopal.
                Com. M.Krishnan, Trivandrum and Bangalore.
                Com. Pijush Roy. Kolkata and Patna.
Since only a month and half is left, the State Committees are requested to intensify the campaign programme and send periodical reports over phone to the undersigned.

With greetings,
 Yours fraternally,
 K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


NFPE JILLA CONVENTION



No. R- III/25-3/2012                                                     Dated 22--10-2012

To
          The Secretary,
          Department of Posts
          Dak Bhawan,
          New Delhi-110 116.

Subject:- Transfer posting  in the name of attachment from one office to another mail office –Case of West Bengal Circle

Respected Madam,

                           Kindly refer to this union letter of even number dated 25-7-2012 on the above mentioned subject.  

                 in West Bengal Circle staff is being transferred from one Mail office to another to clear the accumulated mails without paying any TA /DA to the staff which shows that there is heavy accumulation of mails in the offices due to wrong policies of the Department. Offices from where officials have been transferred are as under:_
          From                                         To

Bankura RMS                                       Kharagpur RMS
Purulia RMS                                         Kharagpur RMS
Durgapur RMS                                     Burdwan RMS
Asansol RMS                                        Burdwan RMS
                             In the agreement with the unions of 16-01-2012 on the Charter of Demands on Strike Notice  it was agreed that the officials in the mail office will not be transferred out to another city. It appears that subordinate offices are not interested in implementing the agreements / decisions of Directorate.
                             We urge upon you to kindly intervene into the matter and direct CPMG West Bengal Circle to sent back the officials to their parent offices as per agreement and also pay them TA/DA for the period they have been posted outside their parent office.

                             With regards.
Yours sincerely,


                                                                                           (Giri Raj Singh)
                                                 General Secretary



VIEW OF THE COACHING CLASS FOR PA/SA CANDAIDATES HELD AT MANJERI DIVISION KERALA. DR. K.B.H. NAYAR, RETD. PRINCIPAL CHIEF PMG KARNATAKA CIRCLE INAUGURATED THE CLASS.











IN KERALA CIRCLE

HOLIDAY FOR IDUL ZUHA (BAKRIID) CHANGED FROM 27th TO 26th  OCTOBER, 2012, CONSEQUENT ON CHANGE IN KERALA STATE GOVERNMETN HOLIDAY: M. Krishnan, S/G NFPE.


RESERVATION FOR OBCs IN CIVIL POSTS AND SERVICES UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA- SUB QUOTA FOR MINORITY COMMUNITIES. {CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS}

Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners-Revised rate effective from 1.7.2012

D.O.P. No. 4-6/2012-PENSION    DATED 05-10-2012

Sir/Madam
                    I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  (Department of Pension and Pensioners` (Welfare) O.M. No.42/13/2012-P&PW (G) dated 04.10.2012 on the above mentioned subject  for information ,guidance and necessary action.

2.              It is further requested that the Circle Heads and other Administrative Heads of Offices may kindly ensure that the instant Circular/Dearness Relief Orders reach all the sub-ordinate offices/all concerned and timely payment of DR is facilitated without any scope for complaint of delayed payment or DR to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

Yours faithfully.

----Sd---
(P.Ahilan)
Assistant Director General (Pension)


GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS-REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM  1.7.2012          (CLICKLINKBELOW FOR DETAILS){http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/D


Friday, October 19, 2012

COLLECT AND REMIT BONUS FUND TO NFPE
HELP FEDERATION TO SERVE YOU BETTER



No. PF-1 (e)/2012                                                                   Dated: 10th October, 2012
 CIRCULAR
To
            All General Secretaries,

Dear Com.
            As all of you are aware the financial position of NFPE is not sound. For better functioning improvement in financial position is a must. Taking into consideration the above position, the Federal Executive of NFPE has decided to collect bonus fund from all members when bonus is disbursed. The amount is fixed as Rs. 10/-(Rs. Ten only) per member minimum.
You are requested to circulate this Circular to All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries with a request to collect the amount and remit it to the following address:
                Financial Secretary,
            National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
            1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building
            With greetings.
                        Yours fraternally,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary Genera

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BONUS ORDERS


File No. 26-05/2012-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 18-10- 2012
  1. All Chief Postmasters General,
  2. Postmasters General
  3. All General Managers (Finance)
  4. Director/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)


Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2011-2012

Sir/Madam,

                        I am directed to convey the Sanction of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2011-2012 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period/year.

1.1  The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2.       REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1       Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-

                                                Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus
                                                      30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The term “Emoluments” for regular Departmental Employees include basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowance), S.B.Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary  exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2010-11 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.
             
2.3 “ Average Emoluments” for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2011-12 for the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods  of EOL and dies-non in a given month ,proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of  Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only)
2.4        In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory order issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.
2.5 Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2011 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3  GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1  In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty through out the year during 2011-2012, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to  Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-


                                          Average TRCA  X  Number of days of Bonus
30.4(Average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin  Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No.  26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.
3.3  If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part or the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1

3.4  Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.
3.5    In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply dated 8-2-1988 will apply.


4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)

4.1  Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2012 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)
 
                                          The maximum ad-hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-

                                    (Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)

                                                            30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

                        Accordingly , the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_

                                                            Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year
                                                                                       365

            The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below during the period 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.

5.         The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus  payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2012-2013.

6.         After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid  may be ascertained from all units by Circle  and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP  Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was distributed for the Department as a whole.

7.                  This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 262/FA/12/CS dated 18-10-2012.
8.                  Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged



(L.K.Gangadharan)
Assistant Director General (Estt)


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