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Wednesday, August 7, 2013




POSTAL/SORTING ASSISTANT EXAMINATION (PA/SA) RESULTS 2013 UPDATE
            Postal Department today published the list of candidates short listed from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttrakhand Postal Circles for Paper-II based on their performance in Paper-I. Update available in India Post website is as follows:
             I. The List of shortlisted candidates for the Computer Typing / Data Entry (PAPER-II) for Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttrakhand Postal Circles is added in the given link below.
            II. PAPER-II for Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, North East, Odisha and West Bengal Postal Circles is scheduled on 24th and 25th August 2013. The Admit cards for the same have been dispatched. If not received by 13 August, 2013 then it can be downloaded from this website from August 14, 2013.Click Here to check the results



EPFO DISAGREES WITH FINANCE MINISTRY’S PROPOSAL TO SHIFT EPFO SUBSCRIBERS TO NPS
            The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) says it disagrees with finance ministry’s proposal to encourage its subscribers to shift to New Pension System saying it does not provide better returns than its Employees Pension Scheme-1995.
            The retirement fund body has said this in response to a letter written by Financial Services Secretary to Labour Secretary.
            “If we take return of EPS as indicative return on the fund managed under EPS then the annualised return for the period May 2009 to May 2013 will be 10.47 per cent, which on the face of it, is higher than the return declared by NPS in its scheme for central government”, EPFO said.
            Finance Ministry has written to the Labour Ministry saying: “The subscribers (of EPS) may be given an option to either remain with EPS or join NPS with the same contribution.”
            The ministry argued that NPS, which is a self sustaining pension system, could be a good substitute for EPS and would be beneficial for subscribers as they would get decent returns and adequate pension wealth.
            Moreover, the Finance Ministry said, “The government would be free from any open ended and financially unsustainable liability of EPS.”
            Disagreeing with the contention of the Finance Ministry, EPFO said that EPS scheme provides social security for lower income group people in their old age. In addition, it also provides pension to widow, children and dependents in case of death of the subscriber.
            Under the EPS scheme, many interim benefits are provided.
            Subscribers can withdraw their contribution towards pension while withdrawing his or her EPF money. There is a lock in period of 15 years in NPS.
            Moreover EPS subscribers get bonus of two years on completion of 20 years of service and there is provision of commutation or part withdrawal also. That is not available in NPS.
            EPS’s corpus size stood at Rs 1.83 lakh crore as on March 31, 2013. Under the NPS, total corpus was at Rs 29,852 crore as on March 31, 2013 with a subscribers’ base of 47,70,507 members.
            EPFO has a subscriber base of over 5 crore and manages PF corpus of Rs 3.7 lakh crore excluding the pension fund of Rs 1.83 lakh croreSource : The Hindu


CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS HELD NATIONAL WORKERS CONVENTION
AT NEW DELHI ON 06TH AUGUST 2013

A massive National convention of all Central Trade Unions, Central and State Government Employees and ; Teachers Federations and Public Sector employees Unions etc was held at Mavlankar Hall New Delhi on 6th August 2013. The convention was addressed by the leaders of BMS, INTUC, AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF. Presidium consisted of the leaders of all the above Central Trade Unions. The resolution adopted by the National convention called upon the workers to organize following.

1. Demonstration/Rallies/Satyagraha at all state capitals with respective statewide mobilization on 25th September 2013
2. Massive Demonstration before Parliament with main mobilization from neighbouring states on 12th December, 2013
3. On the same day of Demonstration before Parliament (12th December 2013), District-level Demonstrations at all District Headquarters all over the country.
4.  Sectoral programme of joint actions for effectively opposing Restructuring, Outsourcing etc. and on sector-specific issues/demands and against Divestment of shares in Pubic Sector Enterprises.
5.  Exclusive Joint Action Programmes on the demand of Minimum Wage and Contract Workers related other demands.

Copy of the resolution and Photos are published below.


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation