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Friday, January 31, 2014




Chief PMG Postings - Maharashtra & Assam Circle

Directorate vide memo No. 1-5/2014-SPG dated 29/1/2014 has issued promotion order ofShri Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, (IPoS-1985) Postmaster General, Berhampur Region (Odisha Circle) and posted him as Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai.

Ms. A. Ghosh, (IPoS-1986) Postmaster General, SK Region Karnataka posted as CPMG Assam Circle, Guwahati. 

Postal banks effective globally: Nachiket Mor

, head of the Reserve Bank of India ()’s committee on , on Thursday said the postal bank model had been a success globally. In a report by the committee, Mor had advocated differentiated banks and a new structure for priority sector lending


A former deputy managing director of , Mor is also a member of an advisory committee under former RBI governor  that is vetting the applications of 25 applicants for bank licences. The committee has been mandated to communicate its suggestions to the banking regulator.

While  has applied for a , there are differences within the government on whether the entity should be allowed to enter the sector. While the communications and information technology ministry is pushing the idea, the finance ministry is opposed to the move.

“I don’t want to comment anything about India Post. What I am saying is worldwide,  have been very effective as payment banks,” Mor said at the sidelines of a seminar of financial inclusion.

The finance ministry is not keen on letting India Post convert itself into a bank, citing practical difficulties. This is despite the fact that about 90 per cent of its 155,000 post offices are located in villages. As of March 2013, postal savings stood at Rs 6.05 lakh crore, half the total deposits of , India’s largest lender.

Last week, Minister for Communications & Information Technology Kapil Sibal said his ministry would ensure India Post got a banking licence.

The Mor panel has recommended setting up two kind of banks — payment banks and wholesale ones. It emphasises the need to move away from the universal banking model in which a bank offers all financial products and services and has to meet all regulatory mandates and priority sector obligations to specialised banks in a differentiated bank licence framework.

“We need to be lot more flexible and not frown on collaborations. Let the regulator be a referee, and not a captain,” Mor said.

Several experts and industry players feel financial sector regulations are stiff, with high entry barriers, particularly for banking. While giving bank licences, RBI follows a conservative approach. For about a decade, no new players have been allowed into the sector.


In 2010, following a Budget announcement by former finance minister  in this regard, a process to allow new banks into the sector was started. But four years since the announcement, bank aspirants are yet to be secure approval. Raghuram Rajan, who took charge as RBI chief in September 2013, has, however, expedited the process and is likely to announce the entry of new banks in the next few months.
DEPARTMENT OF POST’s APPEAL TO WITHDRAW THE STRIKE

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL – NOMINATIONS FROM POSTALAPPROVED










Thursday, January 30, 2014




          An urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat will be held at NFPE office, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi on 05.02.2014 at 11 A.M.

          All available General Secretaries and NFPE office bearers at Delhi HQ are requested to attend the meeting in time.

           Agenda:   Review of Strike Preparations.

ORDERS - Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of CGHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

S-11045140 /2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 1st October, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of CGHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that at present the CGHS beneficiaries undergoing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer require repeated investigations / treatment procedures over a period of time and as per the existing guidelines they are required to procure permission every time to get the prescribed treatment / investigations done at CGHS empanelled hospitals /diagnostic centres.

2. With a view to alleviate the inconvenience to CGHS beneficiaries in obtaining the requisite permission(s) every time, this Ministry has decided to permit issue of permission (referral) letters by competent authorities with a validity of six months from the date of issue of the original prescription for undergoing the prescribed treatment /investigation procedures to be conducted at the prescribed intervals over a period of six months as advised by a Government Specialist. The same permission (referral) letter shall be valid for undergoing the prescribed treatment procedures / investigations on multiple times during the six months, at intervals as advised by the Government Specialist.

sd-
(V.P.Singh)


Deputy Secretary to Government of India

Clarification on points raised by PAOS relating to SDBS


REGARDING THE HONOUR OF POSTMASTER, DHAR HO

IN MADHAYA PRADESH POSTAL CIRCLE, UNDER THE MGNREGA EFMS SCHEME ,MORE  THAN 100000 FTOs HAVE BEEN PROCESSED WHICH IS HIGHEST AMONG ALL THE POSTAL CIRCLES OF INDIA. THE WAGE /AMOUNT OF THE BENEFICIARIES GETS  TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY IN THEIR ACCOUNTS THROUGH SANCHAY POST. AND THE  PAYMENT OF THE BENEFICIARY GETS DONE IN A QUICK AND ACCURATE MANNER. UNDER THIS SCHEME, IN DHAR HEAD POST OFFICE, APPROXIMATELY 6000 FTOs HAVE BEEN PROCESSED. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS , MR. AJAY BAFNA, POSTMASTER ,HEAD POST OFFICE,DHAR 454001 HAS BEEN HONORED BY THE  COLLECTOR, DHAR DISTRICT ON THE REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION ORGANISED BY  THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OF DHAR DISTRICT. 





How postmen, and their wives, may help set India's monetary policy

Please CLICK HERE. 

India Post to roll out its own ATMs beginning next month

please CLICK HERE


Direct Recruitment of Postman is stayed by Karnataka CAT. Com. Ramesh Circle Office Bearer of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) Hassan Division  filed Case in CAT & Got Stay Orders

Call for application for the position of Lecturer for Business, finance & Human Resources Management at APPU



JURISDICTION OF THE POSTAL DISPENSARIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE TO PENSIONERS IS REDUCED FROM 8 KM TO 2.5 KM


Tuesday 28 January 2014


LEGAL BATTLE FOR DEPARTMENTALISATION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

Delhi High Court ordered to issue notice to Government of India, Department of Posts on the writ petition filed by NFPE and AIPEU - GDS (NFPE)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
W.P.(C) 168/2014


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL
EMPLOYEES AND ANR                                                      ..... Petitioners
Through: Mr Uday Gupta, Mrs Shivani Lal and Mr M.K. Tripathi, Advs.

Versus

UNION OF INDIA                                                              ..... Respondent

Through

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SHAKDHER

O R D E R
15.01.2014



Issue notice to the respondent.

Reply be filed within four weeks. Rejoinder, if any, be filed  before the next date of hearing.

List on 07.05.2014.


RAJIV SHAKDHER, J
JANUARY 15, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014




          An urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat will be held at NFPE office, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi on 05.02.2014 at 3PM.

          All available General Secretaries and NFPE office bearers at Delhi HQ are requested to attend the meeting in time.

           Agenda:   Review of Strike Preparations.


CGHS ORDERS - Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of CGHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

S-11045140 /2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 1st October, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of CGHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that at present the CGHS beneficiaries undergoing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer require repeated investigations / treatment procedures over a period of time and as per the existing guidelines they are required to procure permission every time to get the prescribed treatment / investigations done at CGHS empanelled hospitals /diagnostic centres.

2. With a view to alleviate the inconvenience to CGHS beneficiaries in obtaining the requisite permission(s) every time, this Ministry has decided to permit issue of permission (referral) letters by competent authorities with a validity of six months from the date of issue of the original prescription for undergoing the prescribed treatment /investigation procedures to be conducted at the prescribed intervals over a period of six months as advised by a Government Specialist. The same permission (referral) letter shall be valid for undergoing the prescribed treatment procedures / investigations on multiple times during the six months, at intervals as advised by the Government Specialist.

sd-
(V.P.Singh)

Deputy Secretary to Government of India

Clarification on points raised by PAOS relating to SDBS

IN MADHAYA PRADESH POSTAL CIRCLE, UNDER THE MGNREGA EFMS SCHEME ,MORE  THAN 100000 FTOs HAVE BEEN PROCESSED WHICH IS HIGHEST AMONG ALL THE POSTAL CIRCLES OF INDIA. THE WAGE /AMOUNT OF THE BENEFICIARIES GETS  TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY IN THEIR ACCOUNTS THROUGH SANCHAY POST. AND THE  PAYMENT OF THE BENEFICIARY GETS DONE IN A QUICK AND ACCURATE MANNER. UNDER THIS SCHEME, IN DHAR HEAD POST OFFICE, APPROXIMATELY 6000 FTOs HAVE BEEN PROCESSED. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS , MR. AJAY BAFNA, POSTMASTER ,HEAD POST OFFICE,DHAR 454001 HAS BEEN HONORED BY THE  COLLECTOR, DHAR DISTRICT ON THE REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION ORGANISED BY  THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OF DHAR DISTRICT. 




How postmen, and their wives, may help set India's monetary policy

Please CLICK HERE. 


India Post to roll out its own ATMs beginning next month

please CLICK HERE


Direct Recruitment of Postman is stayed by Karnataka CAT. Com. Ramesh Circle Office Bearer of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) Hassan Division  filed Case in CAT & Got Stay Orders


Call for application for the position of Lecturer for Business, finance & Human Resources Management at APPU

JURISDICTION OF THE POSTAL DISPENSARIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE TO PENSIONERS IS REDUCED FROM 8 KM TO 2.5 KM

Tuesday 28 January 2014

LEGAL BATTLE FOR DEPARTMENTALISATION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

Delhi High Court ordered to issue notice to Government of India, Department of Posts on the writ petition filed by NFPE and AIPEU - GDS (NFPE)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
W.P.(C) 168/2014


NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL
EMPLOYEES AND ANR                                                      ..... Petitioners
Through: Mr Uday Gupta, Mrs Shivani Lal and Mr M.K. Tripathi, Advs.

Versus

UNION OF INDIA                                                              ..... Respondent

Through

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SHAKDHER

O R D E R
15.01.2014



Issue notice to the respondent.

Reply be filed within four weeks. Rejoinder, if any, be filed  before the next date of hearing.

List on 07.05.2014.


RAJIV SHAKDHER, J
JANUARY 15, 2014


EDITORIAL - POSTAL CRUSADER

UNITED  WE  STAND
TOGETHER  WE  CONQUER
                   Battle lines for a showdown of the Central Govt. Employees are drawn.  Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers and National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) had served notice for 48 hours strike on 2014 February 12th & 13th, to Cabinet Secretary and Secretary, Department of Posts respectively on 21st January 2014 alongwith 15 point Charter of demands.
                   The demands raised by the entire Central Govt. employees includes DA merger, Interim relief, Grant of civil servant status and inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC, Regularisation and revision of wages of casual labourers, Rescind PFRDA Act and scrap new Pension Scheme, Date of effect of 7th CPC 01-01-2014 & Five year wage revision in future, Fixation of minimum pay based on Need-based minimum wage formula worked out by 15th ILC and modified by Supreme Court later, settlement of anomalies, Implementation of Arbitration awards, five promotions, cashless hassle free medical facilities, Removal of restrictions on compassionate appointments, removal of bonus ceiling, stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, casualisation and privatisation, Filling up of vacant posts. Stop price rise and strengthen public distribution system.  Right to strike, vacate victimisations and revive JCM forums are also included in the charter.
                   The neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Govt. from 1991 onwards is threatening the very existence of Central Govt. departments.  Many Govt. functions are already outsourced and some departments are at the verge of closure.  Eventhough Govt. proclaim that there is no ban, six lakhs of vacant posts remain unfilled, out of which three lakhs are in Railways.  Downsizing, contractorisation and privatisation has become the order of the day.  Exploitation of  three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department and casual labourers is still continuing.  Hard-earned statutory Pension of the Govt. employees has been snatched away and  share market oriented New Pension Scheme is introduced. Both the congress-led UPA Govt. and BJP led Opposition NDA had joined together in the Parliament to pass the PFRDA Bill.  Prices of all essential commodities has shooted up and grant of permission by the Govt. to  oil companies to raise the prices of Petroleum products including Gas has further aggravated the situation.  Life of the workers and common people has become miserable.  To compensate the price rise and to prevent further erosion in the real wages.  Govt. is not ready to grant DA merger or interim relief.  Entire negotiating forums called JCM has become totally ineffective and defunct due to the negative attitude of the Government. 
                   General Election to Parliament is going to be declared shortly.  Parliament is in session upto the second or third week of February 2014 only.  Once election is declared, we cannot expect any positive action from the Government till the end of 2014.  Confederation has framed the charter of demands in its National Council held at Mumbai in 2010 December 1st & 2nd and submitted to Government in 2011.  Series of Nationwide campaign and agitational programmes has been organised and a massive rally of about 20000 Central Govt. employees was conducted in front of Parliament on 26th July 2012.  As the Government remained indifferent one day’s nation-wide strike was conducted on 12th December 2012 followed by two days strike on February, 20, 21 along with the Central Trade Unions.  Strike ballot for indefinite strike was also declared in the month of August, 2013.  Due to the agitations conducted by  Confederation, Government was compelled to announce 7th Pay Commission in September, 2013, of course, with an eye on the votes of the Central Government Employees and Pensioners in the by-election to four states including Delhi.
                   Now four months are over since the announcement of the Prime Minister assuring constitution of Seventh CPC.  Till this day the notification constituting the 7th CPC is not issued by the Government and the Chairman and other committee members are also not appointed.  DA merger, Interim Relief and terms of reference are also pending.  In fact, Government has fooled about 50 lakhs Central Government employees including defence personnel and 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners.  Nobody can tolerate this type of humiliation.
            We cannot expect any positive action from the Government, unless and untill we organise ourselves in a decisive manner and go for a strike action.  Central Government Employees have the potential to get their due rights from an unwilling Government.  For that there is no short-cut.  Unity and struggle is the only way.  2014 February 12th & 13th 48 hour strike will be an outburst of resentment and anger of the entire Central Government employees.  Let us unite together and make the 48 hours strike a show of our uncompromising determination, courage and unity.
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ACKNOWLEDGES THE STRIKE NOTICE 




BROCHURE ON RESERVATION FOR SCHEDULED CASTES, SCHEDULED TRIBES AND OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES IN SERVICES (Click the link below for details) http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/A-36011_1_2013-Estt.Res.-23012014.pdf

24TH MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES (SCOVA) UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HON'BLE MOS (PP) TO BE HELD ON 5 TH FEBRUARY, 2014 IN VIGYAN BHAWAN ANNEXE, NEW DELHI. (Click the link below for details)

REVISED DELIVERY NORMS FOR SPEED POST CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



TRANSFERS/POSTINGS IN THE HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE 6RADE (HAC) AND IN THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE {SAC)OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A"(Click the link below for details)

REVISED SYLLABI AND PATTERN FOR LIMITED DEPARTMENTAL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS AND DIRECT RECRUITMENT EXAMINATIONS OF 2014 AND ON WARDS FOR THE CADRES OF POSTMAN, MAIL GUARD AND MULTI TASKING STAFF(Click the link below for details)


COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO VIGILANCE CLEARANCE FOR PROMOTION - CLARIFICATIONS - REGARDING.(CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS)


24TH MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES (SCOVA) UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HON'BLE MOS (PP) TO BE HELD ON 5th FEBRUARY, 2014 AT 4.00 PM IN VIGYAN BHAWAN ANNEXE, NEW DELHI .(Click the link below for details)