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Monday, December 31, 2018




WELCOME HAPPY NEW YEAR -2019

                      

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                          e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
          Mob: 9718686800 / 9810853981                website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
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No. PF-66/2018                                                                Dated – 28.12.2018

To

Sri. A. N. Nanda
Secretary (P)
Department of Posts
DakBhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Regarding delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday.

Ref: -   Dte. No. 59-01/2018-BD dated 21st October 2018.

Sir,

Your kind attention is invited towards Directorate letter no. as referred above under which orders have been issued to make delivery of the letters under Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday.

In this connection we want to bring to your kind notice that now a days it has become the order of the day that on each and every Sunday officials are being engaged in various works like delivery of some important letters, some melas to achieve targets in various schemes, various meetings on new and premium schemes and other schemes of the Department. The officials of Department of Posts are now deprived from their basic right of availing weekly off.

Now the delivery of PMJAY letters has been entrusted to the staff which is very much causing troubles and sufferings to the employees.

It is also worth mentioning here that no off or any type of compensation is granted to the officials attending duty on Sunday and holiday. This shows apathetic attitude of the officers of Department.

Already Postal Employees are suffering a lot after implementation of CBS, CSI, IPPB, RICT, Aadhar, Passport, PNOP and other schemes.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instruction to all not to deprive the employees to avail their weekly offs and this practice should be ended.

            With regards,

Yours sincerely,


(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary


          FOR INFORMATION TO ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES, CIRCLE, DIVISIONAL & BRANCH SECRETARIES OF NFPE & FNPO.


       THE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME MEETING FOR NEW DELHI SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 4th JANUARY 2019, IS POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 6thJANUARY 2019.
       ALL ARE REQUESTED TO NOTE AND ATTEND THE MEETING AT VARIOUS PLACES IN NEW DELHI.

Secretary General
(NFPE & FNPO)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018



2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th NATIONWIDE TWO DAYS STRIKE MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS


Note : Com. Giriraj Singh , President NFPE and General Secretary R-III will attend Bhopal Campaign programme in place of Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE and General Secretary P-3

REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016 PENSIONERS – STAGNATION INCREMENT

 

No.38/37/2016-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 21st December, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners – Stagnation Increment regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders were issued vide this Deptt’s OM of even number dated 12.5.2017 for revision of pension/family pension in respect of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by notionally fixing pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which the Government servant / pensioner retired/died. Concordance tables for fixation of notional pay / pension of pre-2016 pensioners were issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 6.7.2017.

2.         References/representations have been received in this Department seeking clarification on the applicability of the OM dated 7.9.2016 for the purpose of notional pay fixation and revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2016. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It is clarified that the benefit of additional increment has been granted to those officers who were serving as on 1.1.2016. Those who retired/died before 1.1.2016 are, therefore, not eligible for increment after retirement for the purpose of pension.

3.        This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.1 (3)/V-V/2018 dated 4.9.2018 and 1.D. No.1(3)/V-V/2018 dated 28.11.2018.
sd/-
(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Monday, December 24, 2018







SEEDING OF MOBILE NUMBER IN POSB ACCOUNT IS MANDATORY [DO LETTER]




GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1549
ANSWERED ON: 19.12.2018
Senior Citizen Entitlement of Employees

RAVINDRA VISHWANATH GAIKWAD

Will the Minister of

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has worked out a plan to lower the age of senior citizen entitlement of employees to 58 years;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government is contemplating to increase or decrease the age for pension;

 (d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the details of salient features of pension policy?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (d): No Madam. Department of Social Justice & Empowerment has informed that there is at present no proposal in that Department for lowering the age of senior citizen. Government employees become entitle to pension on retirement. There is also no proposal to increase or decrease the age of retirement of Central Government Employees.

(e): The salient features of the pension entitlements of employees retiring from the Central Government are as under:

i. A Government servant retiring in accordance with the rules, after completing a qualifying service of not less than 10 years, is entitled to a pension @ 50% of his last pay or 50% of average emoluments for the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to him/her.

ii. After completion of 80 years of age or above, additional pension @ 20% to 100% is payable to the retired Government servant.

iii. A retired/retiring Government servant is entitled to, at his/her option, a lump sum payment, by commutation of a maximum of 40% of his/her pension.

iv. On retirement, a Government employee is entitled to a retirement gratuity based on his/her emoluments and length of qualifying service.

v. On death of a Central Government pensioner, the family is entitled to a family pension the amount of which is 50% of the last pay for a period of seven years, or for a period up to the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he/she survived, whichever is earlier. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his last pay. The amount of family pension is also increased by 20% to 100% after the family pensioner attains the age of 80 years and above.

Vi. The family of a Government servant, who dies while in service after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service, is entitled to a family pension 50% of the last pay for a period of ten years. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his/her last pay.






Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001

D.O.No.02-02/2018-SPB-I
December 13, 2018
Dear

Revised Recruitment Rules (RRs) for the posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), notified on 16.08.2018, were forwarded to the Circle Vide this office letter No.37-33/2009-SPB-I dated 27.08.2018. Similarly, revised RRs for postman and Mail Guard, notified on 20.09.2018, were forwarded vide this office letter No.03-02/2017-SPB-I dated 24.09.2018. These RRs have following provisions regarding appointment on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness:-

(a) 100% vacancy of MTS in Administrative Offices is to be filled up from eligible Casual Labourers
(b) 50% Vacancy of MTS in Subordinate Offices (i.e Post Offices, etc.) is to be filled up from eligible Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) of the recruiting Division
(c) 25% vacancy of MTS in Subordinate Offices is to be filled up from eligible Casual Labourers of the recruiting Division
(d) 25% vacancy of Postman is to be filled up from eligible MTS
(e) 25% vacancy of Mail Guard is to be filled up from eligible MTS.
2. Further clarification have been issued regarding the eligibility of GDS vide this office letter No.02-01/2018-SPB-I dated 11.12.2018
3. I would, therefore, request you to direct all Divisional Heads to convene meeting of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) / Selection Committee to draw up the panel of eligible GDS, Casual Labourer and MTS, based on seniority-Cum-fitness, so that they can be appointed against vacant posts of MTS/Postman/Mail Guard, as and when available. An Action Taken Report in this regard may be sent to the undersigned on or before 10.01.2019.
with regards,
Yours sincerely
sd/-
(Pradipta Kumar Bisoi)
All Chief Postmasters General
(Satya Narayana Dash)
ADG (SPN)
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INCREASE IN 7 CPC PAY FITMENT FACTOR AND HRA – RAJYA SABHA QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 78
ANSWERED ON 11.12.2018
Increase in pay fitment factor and HRA
78 Shri Ravi Prakash Verma
Shri Neeraj Shekhar

WILL THE MINISTER OF FINANCE BE PLEASED TO STATE

(a) whether Government proposes to raise the fitment factor under 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) from 2.57 for intermediate and lower officials to 2.81 which has been implemented for senior officials under 7th CPC;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
 (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether Government would increase the HRA from 24 per cent to 30 per cent of basic salary as it was under 6th CPC in view of non-availability of rented accommodations within 24 per cent of basic salary in metro cities;
(e) if so, the details thereof; and
(f) if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) to (c): The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged.
(d) to (f): The Government vide Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 decided that HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%.
Source : Rajya Sabha
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LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION ENTITLEMENTS OF FRESH RECRUITS TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS    (Click the link below to view Order)   Source: DOPT




APPLICATION FORM / REQUEST LETTER FOR REVIVAL OF SILENT SB ACCOUNT [PO]

Download Silent Account revival application by clicking the below link
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GRANT OF CHILD CARE LEAVE CLICK HERE    FOR DETAILS & GAZETTE NOTIFICATION

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POWERS TO INTERCEPT

Sunday, December 23, 2018

P3 CWC at Jhansi.    
Central Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU Gr.C, CHQ.

The Central Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU Gr.C , CHQ held at Jhansi - U.P under the Presidentship of Com. J.Ramamurthy, President, CHQ.

Com.Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE has presented his inaugural address .

Com.J.Ramamurthy, President, in his Presidential address has advocated exclusive strike for settlement of urging and long pending sectional issues as well as, against Corporate moves of the Dept like IPPB/Insurance Corporation etc.

Com. R.N Parashar, General Secretary has initiated the debate on issues, programmes conducted, settlements made, proposed strike on Jan 8th and 9th , 2019, and for any possible struggle purely for settlement sectional demands.

Discussions were undertaken by various Circle Secretaries in the subject committee and most of them assured for 100% strike on Jan.8th and 9th, 2019, besides an exclusive strike for settlement of sectional issues, possibly either through PJCA or by NFPE or by P3 alone.

20 out of 23 Circles Secretaries and 13 out of 15 office bearers have attended and our senior Leader Com.KVS is also attending and guiding our CWC.


Some of the photos taken during the CWC meeting are placed below for your view.

       


















Friday, December 21, 2018



APPLICATION FORM / REQUEST LETTER FOR REVIVAL OF SILENT SB ACCOUNT [PO]

Download Silent Account revival application by clicking the below link
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GRANT OF CHILD CARE LEAVE CLICK HERE    FOR DETAILS & GAZETTE NOTIFICATION

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POWERS TO INTERCEPT


Confederation Strike Notice served to Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India on 12.12.2018

PJCA STRIKE NOTICE SERVED

TO THE SECRETARY /DIRECTOR GENERAL , DEPARTMENT OF POSTS FOR 2 DAYS STRIKE ON 08th /09th JANUARY-2019

Monday, December 17, 2018




NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM TRUST (NPS TRUST) PROCESSING OF PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL REQUEST
Public Notice - Processing of Partial Withdrawal requests in system latest by 31.12.2018
National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust)

Are you an NPS subscriber who has applied for partial withdrawal from PRAN but has yet to receive the funds?

If yes, please read and act upon the following message immediately:

An NPS subscriber is permitted to make partial withdrawal for specified purpose after three years of joining. If the subscriber has applied for partial withdrawal, the completed hard copy form and documents are also required to be submitted to the concerned nodal office for verification and authorization. In absence of submission of the hard copy form and documents to the nodal office, the online partial withdrawal request will remain pending in the system and the subscriber will not receive the funds.

As per advisories issued by the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) on 06 December 2018, in case of all partial withdrawal requests captured in the system till 30 November 2018, the required forms, information and documents need to be submitted to the respective nodal offices immediately so that verification and authorization can be completed latest by 31 December 2018. The nodal offices will be: Pay & Accounts Office (PAO) / District Treasury Office (DTO) / Drawing & Disbursing Office (DDO) for the government sector subscribers and Points of Presence (PoPs) for subscribers in other sectors. If a request for partial withdrawal is not authorized in the system by 31 December 2018, it will be treated that the subscriber is no longer interested to seek partial withdrawal and the application / request will be considered as withdrawn.

You are therefore requested to liaise with your nodal office to ensure your online partial withdrawal request, supported by hard copy application and other documents, is duly processed by them well before 31 December 2018.

In case you face any issues with your nodal office in the above matter, you can approach NPS Trust (along with your Permanent Retirement Account Number - PRAN and your own & your nodal office's contact details) via email: grievances@npstrust.org.in     
Source: NPS Trust

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INDIA POST LAUNCHES INTERNET BANKING FACILITY FOR ITS SAVINGS ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS

 

In a bid to further digitise its operations, India Post, on Friday launched the Internet banking facility for its post office savings bank (POSB) customers. The facility was launched by Union Minister (Independent Charge) for communications, Manoj Sinha, in an event held at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. 



At the event, the revamped India Post website and e-commerce portal for rural entrepreneurs were launched as well. 

How to use India Post's Net banking facility 
A POSB customer can access the Internet banking facility at the https://ebanking.indiapost.gov.in/
According to the FAQs mentioned on the website, to avail this facility, there are certain requirements: 

a) Valid and active single or joint account 
b) KYC documents if not already submitted 
c) Active ATM/debit card 
d) Mobile number and email ID should be registered with them
e) PAN number should also be registered 

A customer is required to visit the home branch of the post office and submit the application form. The internet banking facility will get activated from the next working day as per the website. You will receive an SMS alert on your mobile upon successful activation of the Internet banking facility. 

Once the Internet banking is activated you will be required to configure it by using the hyperlink 'New User Activation' on the website. Remember you will require your customer ID or CIF ID and account ID to configure it. 

Facilities available 

Using the facility, you can transfer funds from one POSB account to another which can be either self-payee or third-party payee. You can also make deposits from savings bank account to your own RD account, PPF accounts and so on. 

You can also open and close an RD account and term deposits (TD) accounts. You can also withdraw money from your PPF account, if eligible.
If you have you queries, you either call on 1800-425-2440 or write to dopebanking@indiapost.gov.in

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PROCEDURAL IMPEDIMENTS OF CGHS BENEFICIARIES – LOK SABHA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 780
ANSWERED ON: 14.12.2018
Procedural Impediments of CGHS Beneficiaries
JANARDAN SINGH SIGRIWAL

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has made it mandatory for the CGHS beneficiaries who have been referred to CGHS empanelled hospitals, to report back to the concerned wellness centre to endorse investigations advised by the specialists at empanelled hospitals and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government has taken note of inconvenience and harassment being faced by CGHS beneficiaries who have to visit dispensaries time and again for endorsement of such investigations and if so, the reaction of the Government thereto;

(c) whether the Government has received representations in this regard and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the corrective measures taken/ proposed to be taken by the Government to simplify/change the procedure in this regard in the interest of sick people, pensioners and serving employees?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND 
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a) & (b): Yes; The Government vide its Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 15th January, 2018 permitted all CGHS beneficiaries to seek OPD consultation from Specialists at Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS after being referred by any Medical Officer/CMO of CGHS Wellness Centre. After consultation at empanelled hospitals beneficiary shall report back to concerned Wellness Centre, where Medical Officer/CMO would endorse listed investigation and issue medicines.

The Government has reviewed the matter and issued revised guidelines.

(c): Yes; some representations were received for permitting investigations on the advice of Specialist of Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS.

(d): The guidelines for referral issued vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 15th January, 2018 have been modified vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 10th December, 2018 and the following modifications have been made in the interest of sick people, pensioners and serving employees:-

The referral shall be valid for consultations upto 3 times in the same hospital within 30 days.

CGHS beneficiaries have been permitted to consult upto 3 Specialists, if required during a single visit.

Investigations advised by Specialist of Private Empanelled Hospitals may be undertaken if they are required in emergency as certified by Specialist without endorsement by CGHS.




MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED TO EXAMINE THE ISSUES RELATING TO THE POSTMASTERS CADRE

No.25-19/2018-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-1 Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 13th December , 2018
To,
1.    Secretary General,
National Federation of Postal Employees, (NFPE),
1st Floor, Post Office Building,
North Avenue, New Delhi – 110001

2.    Secretary General
Federation of National Postal Organization (FNPO),
T- 24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001
3.    Secretary General,
Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation(BPEF),
T-21, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001


Subject : Meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the issues relating to the Postmasters Cadres.

Sir,
            With reference to the above mentioned subject, this is to inform that the next meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the issues relating to the Postmasters Cadre is scheduled to be held on 20.12.2018 in Sh. K.R Murthy Room, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi, The following issues will be discussed in the meeting.

(i)           Efficacy of having a separate cadre of Postmasters.
(ii)          Ways to fill up LSG, HSG-I, HSG-II General posts after Cadre Restructuring.
(iii)         Any other issue relating the Cadre Restructuring of Group C employees (Postal Operative Side).

In this regard , it is requested that 2 representatives from your Federation may attend the meeting  on the scheduled date at 2:30 pm.

Yours faithfully
Asstt. Director General (Pen.)/LO-PE-I

Tele : 011-2304768





RECRUITMENT OF GDS / CASUAL LABOURER TO THE POST OF MTS (Click the link below to view)