HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 TO ALL MEMBERS

Monday, September 30, 2013

NON PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (Ad-hoc bonus) TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2012-13 (Click the link below for details) http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/bonus/bonus2013.pdf

Friday, September 27, 2013



D. A order from Directorate

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DOP ORDER REGARDING DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS 



CONFEDERATION CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
(Central Head Quarters)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office building, New Delhi - 110001

  

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
3rd October, 2013
Call from World Federation of Trade Unions

Dear Comrades,

                As you are aware, the World Federation of Trade Union was founded in an international conference of Trade Unions held at Paris from 3rd October, to 8th October, 1945.  At the 16th Conference of WFTU held at Athens, Greece in April, 2011, it was decided to observe 3rd October, every year (the foundation day of WFTU) as International day of Action.  In 2012, we observed the day raising the demand for food, water, health, education and housing for all.

Food: 850 million people in the world are undernourished.  India is on the tgop of nations with largest member of cases of malnutrition.

Water: Privatisation of water, has caused havoc as it has become one of the most profitable enterprise.  The people’s right to water(without which life cannot exist) is trampled upon in many countries in favour of Corporate profits.

Education: Education has become a commercial activity after the advent of neo liberal economic policies.  The campaign for free education for all must be made intensive.

Health: Health is an extremely lucrative business.  Govt. of India over the years since 1991 has withdrawn itself from this sector making private enterprises to thrive increasing the agony of the people.

Housing: A large number of our population has no dwelling place today.  There is no governmental initiative in the matter in most of the countries.  The poor people all over the world are left high and dry.


WFTU has now called upon the workers of the world to reiterate these demands, observe 3rd October, as International day of Action by holding rallies, demonstration etc.  All employees may be requested to wear the badge depicting the five demands mentioned above on 3.10,2013. A specimen of the badge is appended hereunder.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General


SPECIMEN BADGE
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
FOOD, WATER, MEDICINES,
EDUCATION AND HOUSING
TO ALL FOR DECENT LIFE

Thursday, September 26, 2013




PENSIONERS WEBSITE INAUGURATED BY NFPE SECRETARY GENERAL

WEBSITE OF ALL INDIA POSTAL & RMS PENSIONERS INAUGURATED BY SG NFPE
The All India Steering Committee to form the All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association with Comrade D.K.Rahate Ex-President NFPE as Chairman; Comrade T.Narasimhan Vice President Confederation as Vice Chairman; and Comrade K.Ragavendran Ex-Secretary General NFPE as the General Convenor has just opened a BlogSpot website of its own with the  URL"www.postalpensioners.blogspot.in ".
 I am very glad to declare the website inaugurated.
 I am sure that the website of the Postal & RMS Pensioners Association will be a powerful electronic organ for carrying the news about pensioners' issues as well as to work as a unifying force to bring together all Postal Department Pensioners under its united banner.
Comradely yours
        M.Krishnan
Secretary General


SECRETARY GENERAL INVITED BY SECRETARY, DEPT. OF POSTS
Secretary, Department of Posts invited Secretary General NFPE for attending a function of Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT on 28-09-2013 regarding enhancement of GDS bonus ceiling. 



CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
(Central Head Quarters)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi - 110001


Dated – 25.09.2013

PRESS STATEMENT

Central Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been raising this demand before the Government right from 2011 onwards and has conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March and one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012.

While welcoming the decision of the Government, we are disappointed to note that our demand for five years wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2011 and merger of DA has not been considered favourably by the Government. When the public sector employees are given five years wage revision and the erosion in real wages has reached an all time high due to steep price rise, grant of five year wage revision to Central Government employees is fully justified. Similarly every time the Government appointed pay commission merger of DA was also granted. This time Government has not acceded the demand for merger of DA with pay now. Thus by appointing pay commission employees will not be getting any financial benefit now. The demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of the 7th CPC and grant of merger of DA to GDS is also pending.

In view of the above, the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers urge upon the Government to consider the above demands also favourably failing which the confederation shall be constrained go for further agitational programmes.



(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Promotion and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfer/posting of a regular HAG officer of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A..(Click the link below for details)




7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT

Central Government today announced the constitution of the 7th CPC. Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers alongwith NFPE has been demanding appointment of 7th CPC right from 2011 onwards. We have conducted continuous agitational programmes including Parliament March and also one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012. After 12th December Strike we have decided to go for indefinite strike and strike ballot is also announced. We congratulate the entire Central Government employees who rallied behind Confederation. Confederation is the only organization which has conducted serious agitation demanding constitution of 7th CPC.

Government has not yet announced the Chairman, Committee members etc of the 7th CPC and also terms of reference. Further our demand for merger of DA, giving effect from 01.01.2011, inclusion of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC, granting DA merger to GDS and settlement of other demands in the 15 points Charter of Demands are also pending. Before announcing the terms of reference of 7th CPC. If Government is not ready to accept our above demands, Confederation National Executive will meet shortly and shall decide for further course of action.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 7TH CPC IS ONE STEP FORWARD AND IT IS THE VICTORY OF THE WORKERS WHO FOUGHT FOR IT.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013




FLASH NEWS

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT

Central Government today announced the constitution of the 7th CPC. Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers alongwith NFPE has been demanding appointment of 7th CPC right from 2011 onwards. We have conducted continuous agitational programmes including Parliament March and also one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012. After 12th December Strike we have decided to go for indefinite strike and strike ballot is also announced. We congratulate the entire Central Government employees who rallied behind Confederation. Confederation is the only organization which has conducted serious agitation demanding constitution of 7th CPC.

Government has not yet announced the Chairman, Committee members etc of the 7th CPC and also terms of reference. Further our demand for merger of DA, giving effect from 01.01.2011, inclusion of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC, granting DA merger to GDS and settlement of other demands in the 15 points Charter of Demands are also pending. Before announcing the terms of reference of 7th CPC. If Government is not ready to accept our above demands, Confederation National Executive will meet shortly and shall decide for further course of action.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 7TH CPC IS ONE STEP FORWARD AND IT IS THE VICTORY OF THE WORKERS WHO FOUGHT FOR IT.

A GREAT VICTORY FOR CONFEDERATION CALL.STILL WE ARE TO MARCH AHEAD


WEDNESD


DEARNESS ALLOWANCE ORDERS

PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES - REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM 01.07.2013 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS)


No. 1(8)/2008-EII(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
************
North Block, New Delhi
New Delhi, the 25th September, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance to Central government employees-                                  Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2013

         The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry`s Office Memorandum No. 1(2)/2013 –E-II (B) dated 25th April, 2013  on the subject mentioned  above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that Dearness Allowance  payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 90% with effect from 1st July, 2013.

2        The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II (B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
  
3.    The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4.   These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
  
5.     In so far as the employees working  in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issued with the concurrence of the  Comptroller and Audit General of India.

6. The Hindi version of this O.M. is also issued.
                                                                                                            -Sd-
(Kishori Raman Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Copy to
          All Ministries/Department of the government of India ( as per standard distribution list) 








नई दिल्ली: केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए तोहफे का ऐलान करते हुए प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह ने सातवें वेतन आयोग के गठन को मंजूरी दे दी है। इससे करीब 85 लाख कर्मचारियों और पेंशनभोगियों को फायदा होगा।

सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें 1 जनवरी, 2016 से लागू होंगी। आयोग द्वारा नए वेतनमान की सिफारिशों पर रिपोर्ट जमा करने और इसे लागू करने में करीब दो साल का वक्त लगेगा।वेतन आयोग के अध्यक्ष और इसके अन्य सदस्यों के नामों की घोषणा जल्द की जाएगी। इससे पहले छठे वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें 1 जनवरी, 2006 से लागू की गई थीं।वित्तमंत्री पी चिदंबरम ने एक बयान जारी करके बताया है कि प्रधानमंत्री ने सातवें वेतन आयोग के गठन की मंजूरी दे दी है। हाल ही में सरकार ने केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के महंगाई भत्ते में 10 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी का बढ़ाने का ऐलान किया था और अब वेतन आयोग का गठन करके सरकार कर्मचारियों के वोट पक्के करने की कोशिश में दिख रही है
(ND TV News)
GDS BONUS CEILING

            TODAY MORNING (25th  SEPTEMBER) SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS INFORMED COM. M. KRISHNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL, NFPE OVER PHONE THAT CABINET HAS APPROVED THE GDS BONUS CEILING ENHANCED TO RS.3500.


      ORDERS WILL BE ISSUED SOON= M. Krishnan SG NFPE


GDS bonus ceiling raised from Rs.2500 to Rs.3500 from this year itself

FLASH NEWS .... !!!!

GDS bonus ceiling for Rs.3500- has been approved by the Cabinet today. The bonus is sanctioned with prospective effect i.e., from this year itself.

PIB News:


Enhancement of ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks 
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Department of Posts to enhance the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- same as that prescribed for the regular departmental employees. The decision would be applicable with prospective effect that is from the accounting year 2012-13 payable in 2013-14.

The increase in bonus calculation ceiling will restore the long established parity between regular departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks on the issue of payment of bonus. This decision will benefit 2.63 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts, who play a very vital role in providing postal, financial and insurance services in the rural, hilly and tribal areas of the country. 

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ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को देय अनुग्रह बोनस के संयोजन की अधिकतम सीमा बढ़ाई गयी 
   केन्‍द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने आज ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को देय अनु्ग्रह बोनस के संयोजन की अधिकतम सीमा 2500 रुपये से बढ़ाकर 3500 रुपये कर दी है। अब उन्‍हें विभाग के नियमित कर्मचारियों के बराबर अनु्ग्रह बोनस प्राप्‍त होगा। यह निर्णय वर्ष 2012-13 के संबंध में है और बोनस वर्ष 2013-14 में देय होगा। 
     इस निर्णय से डाक विभाग में कार्यरत 2.63 लाख ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को लाभ मिलेगा, जो देश के ग्रामीण, पहाड़ी और जनजातीय इलाकों में डाक, वित्‍तीय और बीमा सेवाएं प्रदान करने में बहुत अहम भूमिका निभाते हैं।



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NFPE NORTH ZONE STUDY CAMP
21st ,22nd  SEPTEMBER2013,GHAZIABAD(UP)























Tuesday, September 24, 2013




PENSION BILL OR PENSIONLESS BILL?

Finally the ruling Congress party and the main opposition Party BJP joined together and passed the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill in the Parliament. In the year 1982 on 17th December, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justice (s) Y. B. Chandrachud, V. D. Tulzapurkar, O. Chinnappa Reddy. D. A. Desai and Bahrul Islam delivered the historic judgment on pension in the D. S. Nakara case, which declared as follows:

“(i) Pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer and it is Fundamental right (ii) Pension is not an ex-gratia payment, but it is payment for past service rendered (iii) It is a social welfare measure rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the heyday of their life ceaselessly toiled for the employer on an assurance that in their old age they would not be left in lurch.”

After 30 years, the bill passed by Parliament categorically proclaims that the Contributory Pension Scheme introduced w.e.f 01.01.2004 will not give any guarantee for a minimum pension of 50% of the pay drawn at the time of retirement of the employee. Nor does it provide for the protection of the family members in the form of family pension in the event of death. New pension is going to make the social security uncertain and dependent on market forces. Government compulsorily imposed the scheme on one section of the employees in a most discriminatory manner, inspite of the fact that such scheme had been a failure in many countries including Chile, U K and even in USA. In USA the entire pension wealth (fund) has been wiped out leaving no pension due to the economic recession and share market crash. In Argentine the contributory scheme which was introduced at the instance of IMF was replaced with the defined benefit pension scheme. In majority of the countries “pay as you go” is the system of pension.

Government introduced the contributory pension scheme on the specious plea that the out flow on pension had been increasing year by year and is likely to cross the wage bill. In fact, by making the pension contributory, the Government expenditure on this score is not going to get reduced for the next three decades because of the reason that as per the new pension scheme, the Government is to contribute the same amount to the pension fund of each employee coupled with the stipulation that for the existing Central Government Employees who were in service prior to 01.01.2004 Government is duty bound to make payment of statutory pension. The Contribution collected from the employees who are recruited after 01.01.2004 is to be managed by mutual fund operators for investment in stock market and thus it is the vagaries of the stock market which will determine the quantum of pension or in other words annuity which would be cost-indexed and market-oriented.

The decision of the Government to allow FDI in pension fund operations has made the real intention of the PFRDA bill crystal clear. It is now clear that the decision behind the contributory pension scheme is the pressure imposed by imperialist powers and corporate houses and more specifically IMF.


NFPE and Confederation has opposed the new Pension Scheme and the PFRDA Bill from the very beginning and organized series of agitational programmes against it demanding withdrawal of the scheme and the PFRDA bill. We shall continue our opposition and struggle and demand for reversion of the scheme. Let us intensify our struggle against the neo-liberal economic policies of the Government jointly with all those forces which supported our cause inside the Parliament and outside. Let us identify who are our real friends and foes.



Merger / de-merger of IPO/IRM cadre & minimum working experience about Postal / RMS wing before promotion to Assistant Superintendent / Superintendent cadre.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

NFPE NORTH ZONE STUDY CAMP HELD ON 21/22-09-2013

NFPE STUDY CAMP OF NORTHERN ZONE HELD AT GHAZIABAD [U.P]
21-09-2013 TO 22-09-2013



                   NFPE North Zone Study Camp was held at Ghaziabad from 21st Sept. to 22nd Sept. 2013 at Aapka Bhawan ,Kavi nagar , Ghaziabad (UP).

                   The programme commenced with flag hoisting by Com. I.S. Dabas Dy. S/G , NFPE & G/S P-IV union and after that froral tribute was paid to the martyrs .Before start of inaugural session            all leaders and guests were honoured by the Reception Committee, Ghaziabad by garlanding and presenting files and mementos. The Inaugural session was presided over by Com. T.P. Mishra, Ex. President P-III UP and Advisor of NFPE unions UP Circle. The camp was inaugurated by Com. S.K. Vyas Advisor Confederation and he also took Ist Classon the Subject ”National situation and role of working class “and in addition to this he also described the role of Confederation. NFPTE & NFPE in achieving the demands of Central Government employees starting  from the IInd Pay Commission to 6th Pay Commission. Coms. M. Krishnan, S/G NFPE, K. Ragavendran Ex. S/G NFPE, Giriraj Singh , President NFPE & G/S R-III, I.S. Dabas Dy. S/G NFPE and G/S P-IV , Virendra Tiwari, G/S SBCO Association , S.B. Yadav offg. G/S Postal Accounts Association, P. Pandurangarao G/SGDS (NFPE) union, Y. Nagabhushnam, Working President Casual Labourers Federation and Com. R.N. Parashar  were present on dias.

                   A felicitation was given to Com. M.S. Raja Working President Confederation and Secretary General All India Audit and Accounts Association and he also delivered a very valuable speech.
                   . Com. K. Ragavendran Ex. Secretary General NFPE took IInd Class on the subject “Organization and our task”. He made power point presentation on the subject in a very excellent manner which made all the delegates understand the subject well.

                   IIIrd Class on the subject “Lessons of past and task ahead of  trade union movement” was taken by Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General NFPE and G/S P-III who elaborately described the role of NFPTE . NFPE and Confederation and its leaders in building the trade union movement and achievement through sustained struggle. He also emphasized  to make broader unity of entire working class  so that the attacks unleashed by the Govt. of India in the wake of globalization   policies could be resisted and genuine and justified demands of workers can be achieved . This session was presided over by Com. R.K. Gupta Vice President R-III CHQ and Circle Secretary R-III U.P.

                   At 5P.M. a Seminar on “ Future of India Post” was organized .Shri John Samuel , Director, Postal Staff College Ghaziabad was the Chief Guest who made very excellent power point presentation on the subject. As a Guest of Honour , Shri V.K. Verma, Joint Director Postal Staff College, Shri Umesh Verma, Joint Director, Postal Staff College , Shri Sanjay Singh , Director Ghaziabad  and Shri B.K. Singh ADG Philately Postal Directorate , New Delhi were present and they delivered very good speeches on the subject. All The officers were honoured by the Reception Committee by presenting flower bouquets, Shawls, mementos and files. Vote of thanks was offered by Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG, NFPE.

                   On 22nd September 2013 IVth  Class was taken by Com. K.V. Sridharan Ex. G/S P-III and Leader Staff Side, JCM (Departmental Council) on the subject “Service Rules and Role of Unionists.” He made  power point presentation in English in a very excellent manner which was translated in Hindi by Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG NFPE. Com. K.V. Sridharan replied all the queries and questions raised by the delegates. This session was presided over by Com. Subhash Mishra Circle Secretary P-III UP.

                   At 01PM on 22.09.13 the open session was started. The open session was presided over by Com. R.N. Parashar, ASG NFPE, and Circle President P-III UP.. The open session was inaugurated by Com. Giri Raj Singh President, NFPE and G/S R-III.

                    In this session Coms. P. Suresh, G/S R-IV , K.K. Sharma Vice President , NFPE, R. Shivanarayana, President, P-III CHQ , N. Subramaniam Dy. G/S P-III CHQ , Balwinder Singh Financial Secretay, P-III CHQ were present. All these leaders were honoured by Reception Committee by garlanding and presenting mementos and files. They all delivered their speech and guided the delegates. Besides them, Coms. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO Association, S.B. Yadav, Offg. General Secretary , Postal Accounts Association, Jagdish Prasad Financial Secretary, R-III CHQ  also delivered their speech . Coms. Vikram Shah Circle Secretary P-IV UP, Narottam Lal Tripathi C/S R-IV UP, R.S. Sosodiya, Circle President GDS (NFPE) and mostly CWC members and Divisional Secretaries of all NFPE Unions of UP Circle remained present in the camp.

                   At last Com. R.N. Parashar delivered his presidential speech. He appreciated the role of Reception Committee, Ghaziabad under able leadership of Com. J.P. Yadav, Rajendra Sharma, Rajesh Jain, Narendravir, Sachin and Aafat Khan and all other members of Reception Committee in making very excellent arrangements in Study Camp. He offered Vote of thanks to all the leaders, guests, delegates and members of Reception Committee who contributed their best in making the camp a grand success.

                   The Camp was ended by shouting revolutionary slogans.










NFPE Study Camp of Northern Zone

Com.S.K.Vyas Patron Confederation inaugurating


Com.M.S.Raja Secretary General Audit felicitating the Camp

Participants in the Study Camp from U.P and Uttarakhand

Senior leader Com.T.P.Misra presiding the Camp

Director Ghaziabad Postal Training College Sri.John Samuel delivering key note address in the Seminar on "Future of India Post"

Director Ghaziabad Postal Training College and Senior Officers on dais




























SUBMISSION OF FORM 14 BY THE SPOUSE TO THE PENSION DISBURSING BANK AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PENSIONER - INSTRUCTIONS REG.(Click the link below for details)




CONSTITUENTS OF URBAN AGGLOMERATIONS - CENSUS 2011


RELEASE OF ADDITIONAL INSTALLMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS, DUE FROM 1.7.2013

            The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent.

            Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

            The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014).

SC/VK

(Release ID :99505) (PIB 20.09.2013)

REPLY RECEIVED FROM DIRECTORATE TO OUR GDS UNION