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Wednesday, January 30, 2013




WE ARE NOT GOING TO SURRENDER.
JOIN THE TWO DAYS STRIKE ON FEBRUARY 20 & 21
               We, the Postal employees, have a proud and inspiring history of participating in the freedom struggle of our country against the British imperialism and in the post-independent Indiaagainst the onslaughts of the retrograde policies of the Government of India.  Many of our leaders and comrades have sacrificed their life for the cause of the coming generation.  Job security, wages, pension and other service benefits are all the outcome of the struggle and sacrifice of hundreds and thousands of such comrades.  They faced dismissal, removal, suspension, increment cut, transfer to remote places, break-in-service and other severe victimisations.  Dies-non was not at all a punishment for them.  They never complained about wage-cut due to dies-non.  Not even  a single benefit was given by the Government without struggle and consequent heavy victimisations.  1st to 6th Pay Commissions were appointed by the Government only after the united struggle of the employees, each time.
               Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation.  The ill-effects of the neo-liberal economic policies of the Central Government has become the greatest threat to the survival of the entire working class, especially Central Government employees including five and a half lakhs Postal, R M S and Gramin Dak Sevaks.  The question before us is -Are we able to protect our job security and hard-earned benefits?  Are we ready to fight or are we going to surrender before this attack?  The answer is - No. We are not going to surrender.  We will continue our fight till the imperialist globalisation policies are thrown to winds, just as we have thrown the British imperialism out of our country.   We are not alone, crores and crores of workers and employees are with us in this fight.  We are ready for sacrifice.   We are not going to run away from  our responsibilities.  We shall face the challenge and continue our fight to change the system in our favour.  Ultimate victory will be ours.
               It is this uncompromising spirit and the readiness for sacrifice, that made National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) to join the two-days historic strike of the working class on 2013 February 20, 21.  The strike is being organised by the entire trade unions including INTUC, BMS and the left trade unions.  In the Postal, the strike is organised by Central JCA, including NFPE and the INTUC affiliated FNPO.  This is the first time in the history of India a cent per cent united strike of 48 hours by all the Unions and Federtions is taking place.  More than ten crores workers will participate in the strike.  The working class of India, in one voice, demand the UPA Government to change the imperialist globalisation policies.
               Central Government employees are the first victims of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government from 1991 onwards.  During the last twenty years about eight lakhs posts are abolished.  Still five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various departments.  Many departments are closed or privatised.  More and more casual and contract workers are engaged.  Social security schemes, including statutory Pension scheme are given a go-bye.  Instead, share market oriented contributory Pension scheme is introduced.  Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are denied of their legitimate rights.  Casual, Part-time, contingent employees are not given their due wage revision.  Even compassionate appointments are denied imposing arbitrary restrictions.  Bonus ceiling not raised.  Further the Government has declared the National Postal Policy 2012 which is nothing but a road-map to privatisation of Postal Services by granting licences to the multi-national courier services. 
               The demand for appointment of 7th Pay Commission is not yet accepted, inspite of the thundering success of the 12th December 2012 strike organised by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.  As an impact of the strike, all the Central Trade Unions have submitted a memorandum to the Finance Minister to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the February 2013 budget itself.  Still the Government is silent on Pay Commission and merger of 50% DA.  February 20, 21 strike is a continuation of 12th December strike.
               The steep rise in prices of essential commodities, disbanding of the public distribution system, deregulation of petrol and diesel prices , disinvestment of public sector, rise in unemployment, shrinking of employment opportunities, proposed move to amend the labour laws in favour of the employers, attack on social security, denial of assured pension for all, introduction of contract and casual labour system in all sectors, denial of minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- to industrial workers, refusal to remove bonus and PF ceilings etc. are all due to this neo-liberal economic policies.
               The attack is all round.  To save the Postal, to save the Central Govt. departments, to save the public sector, to save the common people and workers of our country including Postal employees the only way out is to fight back these policies.  Let us wholeheartedly join this struggle and make it a historic success.




No. 28-8/2011-D
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business Division

Dak Bhawan , Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 17/01/2013


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Revised Norms for Operational Activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and Computerised Registration Centres.

            Reference is  invited to Directorate Memo NO. 30-64/2009-D dated 08/10/2009 vide which adhoc norms for processing of Speed Post articles at Speed Post Centres were circulated. Attention is also drawn to the Directorate Memo. No. 28-5/2006-D dated 13-09-2006 vide which norms for processing of registered articles at Computerised Registration Centres (CRCs) were circulated.

2.         The matter relating to revision of norms for various activities at Speed Post Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and CRCs was under examination at this Directorate. Based on the work study undertaken by the Directorate with respect to Speed Post operations at Speed Post Centres
( restructured as `Sorting Hubs` as part of Mail Network Optimization Project) and extension of operational process followed at Speed Post Hubs and Intra-Circle Hubs to the CRCs, norms are given at the Annexure and would be applicable to Speed Post Sorting Hubs and Intra-Circle Hubs as well as CRCs.

3.         The revised norms for activities as Speed Poswt Sorting Hubs , Intra Circle Hubs and CRCs would be applicable with immediate effect.

            This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing and approval of Secretary (Posts)      

Encl: Revised norms

                                                                                                                                --Sd—
(Rishikesh)
Director (Mail Management)     


Revised Norms for Activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra –Circle Hubs and Computerised Registration Centres (CRCs)         

Item No.
Item of Work
Revised time
Factor ( in minutes)
01
Switching on and opening of computer by user
2.00
02
Receipt of bag
0.166 rounded to 0.17
03
Examination & opening of bags
0.5

04
Examination of articles received
0.11
05.
Scanning of articles in receipt
0.04 (25 articles per minute or 1500 per hour)
06.
Sorting of articles
0.063 (950 articles per hour)
07.
Scanning of articles for dispatch
0.04 (25 articles per minute
08.
Generation of list
0.40

09.
Closing of bags
1.00
10.
Preparation of mail list
0.20
11.
Opening/examination/sorting  and preparation of bundles
0.15
12.
(i) Dispatch of mail
(ii) Receipt of bag from sorter
(iii) Preparation of TBs
(iv) dispatch of mail
1 minute per bag
13.
Misc. work/irregularities
10% of total work hours
14.
Clicking shift end and switching off computer by SA/RSA
1.33
15.
Supervisor
1 on 6 SAs/RSAs. On less than 6 SAs/RSAs co-efficient of 1.20 hrs is required to be given on each SA/RSA

 Note:- Articles for the purpose of CRC include `High Value Money Orders (HVMOs)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


TRANSFERS   AND POSTINGS OF THE OFFICERS OF THE GRADE OF MEMBER (POSTAL SERVICES BOARD), INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A'. {Click the link below for details)

PROMOTION AND POSTINGS IN THE NON-FUNCTIONAL SELECTION GRADE(NFSG) THE JUNIOR ADMINISTRATICVE GRADE OFFICER OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP –A. {CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR  DETAILS)
 REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS –REG{Click the link below for  details)
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/sixthcpc_280113.pdf


CONCORDANCE TABLE REVISED ON THE BASIS OF 6CPC REVISED PAY FITMENT TABLE APPLICABLE TO POST 2006 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

After a long battle, Pre-2006 Pensioners and family pensioners have something to cheer. Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Pension Grievances and Pension has issued orders to enhance the pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners based on revised Concordance Table meant for linking pre-1996, Pre-2006 Pay Scales. This Concordance Table has been revised on the basis of 6CPC revised pay fitment table applicable to Post 2006 Central Government Employees.
It was a long pending demand of Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners right from the day of implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report by Govt in 2008 that revision of pension as per minimum of pay in pay band equivalent to the pre-revised pay scale (Pay Scale w.e.f 1986 and Pay scale w.e.f 1996) had created anomaly among Pensioners retired in lower and higher cadre. This Anomaly in revision of pension as per aggrieved pensioners is due to merger of 5 to 9 pre-revised scales in to one post-2006 Pay in Pay band.
For example, nine pre-revised scales were merged into one Post-2006 Pay band of Rs. 15,600-39,100. Consequently, after revision of pension as per 6CPC recommendations in 2008, a pensioner who retired in (comparatively) lower pre-revised pay scale of Rs.9000-275-9550 (S-17) and a pensioner who retired in (comparatively) higher pre-revised pay scale of Rs.12,000-375-18,000 (S-23) were fixed with same amount of post-2006 revised pension.
In order to set right this anomaly, government has now come up with this Office MemorandumF.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013. As per this OM dated 28.01.2013, the concordance table which was used in the earlier Office Memorandum No: OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.9.2008 has been revised and the pension of pre-2006 pensioners has been enhanced based on fitment table as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.l/l/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008, which was issued for fixation of revised pay of Central Government Employees. Similarly, the family pension of Central Government family pensioners has also been enhanced based on revised concordance Table.
To illustrate, this enhanced pension, a pensioner who retired from the pre-1996 (w.e.f 1986) pay scale of Rs.3700-125-4950-150-5700 (S-23) was fixed with post-2006 revised pension of Rs.11,600 as per OM dated 01.09.2008. Now, as per revised concordance Table in OM dated 28.01.2013, the same pensioner would be fixed with a revised enhanced pension of Rs.14,960. The differential enhanced pension in this case would Rs.3360.
However, no arrears of pension will be paid based on this revision of Pension, as the order for enhanced pension would take effect only from 23.09.2012. It has been categorically stated in the OM dated 28.01.2013 that There will be no change in the amount of revised pension/family pension paid during the period 1.1.2006 and 23.9.2012, and, therefore, no arrears will be payable on account of these orders for that period.
The full text of this Office Memorandum F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 is as follows.
F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 28th January. 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners — reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pensioners vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1 .9.2008. as amended from time to time.
2. It has been decided that the pension of pre-2006 pensioners as revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM dated 1.9.2008. as amended from time to time, would be further stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance. Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above-referred OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.
3. The normal family pension in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners as revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM dated 1.9.2008 would also be further stepped up to 30% of thc sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the Government servant had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance. Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August. 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales. this will be 30% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).
4. A revised concordance table (Annexure) of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 pay scales/pay bands indicating the pension/family pension (at ordinary rates) payable under the above provisions is enclosed to facilitate payment of revised pension/family pension.
5. The pension so arrived ai in accordance with para 2 above and indicated in Col. 9 of Annexure will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules,1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs.3.500/- p.m.
6. The family pension at enhanced rates (under sub rule (3)(a) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972) of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or this Department’s OM No.1/3/2011-P&PW(E) dated 25.5.2012 would be further stepped up in the following manner:
(I) In the case of Government servants who died while in service before 1.1.2006 and in respect of whom enhanced family pension is applicable from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012, the enhanced family pension will be stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the Government servant had died, as arrived at with reference to the fument tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August. 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above-referred OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.
(ii) In the case of a pensioner who retired before 1.I.2006 and in respect of whom enhanced family pension is applicable from the date of approval by the Government. i.e. 24.9.2012, the enhanced family pension will be stepped up to the amount of pension as revised in terms of para 2 read with para 5 above. In case the pensioner has died before from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012, the pension will be revised notionally in terms of para 2 read with para 5 above. The amount of revised enhanced family pension will, however, not be less than the amount of family pension at ordinary rates as revised in terms of para 3 above.
7. In case the pension consolidated pension/family pension/enhanced family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.
8. All other conditions as given in OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.
9. These orders will take effect from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012. There will be no change in the amount of revised pension/family pension paid during the period 1.1.2006 and 23.9.2012, and, therefore, no arrears will be payable on account of these orders for that period.
10. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
11. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents fo these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.
12. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Tripti P.Ghosh)
Director

 

VERY IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT

Some years back a Com. Samal was punished by the Cuttack Administration on flimsy ground for his union activities. The Charge-sheet was challenged in the CAT. Hon'ble CAT, Odisha has now set aside the Charge-sheet. This is very important judgment, which up-held the principle that one cannot be the complainant, witness and judge in his own case. {CLICK HERE FOR THE COPY}
CHECK LIST FOR SENDING PROPOSALS TO DOPT FOR FRAMING / AMENDMENT OF RECRUITMENT RULES.(Click link below for details)
NOMINATION OF LIAISON OFFICER AND SETTING UP OF CELL IN EACH MINISTRY/DEPARTMENTS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS OF RESERVATIONS IN POSTS AND SERVICE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
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CLARIFICATION ISSUED VIDE DOP&PW O.M. NO.38/6/12-P&PW (A) DATEO12.11.2012 REGARDING ADMISSIBILITY OF AGE -RELATED ADDITIONAL QUANTUM OF PENSION ON BOTH SERVICE PENSION OF THE SELF AND FAMILY PENSION TOGETHER. (Click the link for details)

Friday, January 25, 2013

PHOTOS OF CWC MEETING HELD AT AMBALA CANTT. FROM 23 to 24 Jan-2013


R-III CWC

         Central Working Committee Meeting of  All India  RMS & MMS Employees Union Group `C` was held at Com. K.K. Tiwari Hall, Shiv Mandir, Preet Nagar , Ambala Cantt. (Haryana) under the Presidentship of Com. S.K. Bardhan from 23rd to 24th January, 2013
Com.  C.C. Pillai Ex S/G NFPE inaugurated the CWC Meeting on 23rd January, 2013.
Com. M. Krishnan S/G NFPE inaugurated the Open Session on 23rd January, 2013 at 16.00 hrs
Coms. R.Shiv Naryan G/S P-III, I.S Dabas G/S P-IV, P.Suresh G/S R-IV, Manjit Singh Ex G/S and C/S Admn Union, H.L.Sidhu Ex V/P & C/S R-III, O.P. Agnihotri Ex C/P R-III, Ved Pal D/S, Jasbir Singh C/S Postal Accounts, Baljinder Singh C/S P-IV, Naresh Gupta C/S P-III, Rajinder C/S R-IV  and K.M. Tripathi C/S R-III and other leaders addressed the Open Session.
Com. Takan Ram leader Haryana Circle delivered the welcome speech.
Circle Secretaries and CWC members & MMS Divisional Secretaries attended the Meeting and participated in the discussions on 23rd & 24th January, 2013