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Friday, May 31, 2019



CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980 - TABLES OF BENEFITS FOR THE SAVINGS FUND FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.04.2019 TO 30.06.2019    (Click the link below to view)


EARLY CLOSURE OF OFFICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEARING OF CEREMONY OF THE NEWLY ELECTED PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA ON 30.05.2019. (Click the link below to view)

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CONSULTATION FROM SPECIALISTS AT CGHS EMPANELLED HOSPITALS IN RESPECT OF CGHS BENEFICIARIES AGED 75 YEARS AND ABOVE REGARDING (Click the link below to view)

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POST-OPERATIVE FOLLOW UP TREATMENT FROM CGHS EMPANELLED HOSPITALS IN RESPECT OF CRITICALLY ILL CGHS BENEFICIARIES REGARDING (Click the link below to view)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019



No. R-III/25/8/2019                                                         Dated 28-05-2019                                                                                            
To
Member   (P)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
         New Delhi-110 001
Subject:- Amendment of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Lower Selection  Grade ,Higher Selection Grade-II & Higher Selection Grade-I

Refer:-1 X-5/1/2019-SPN-II    dated 10th May, 2019 Regarding Amendment to Recruitment Rules of LSG.

2. . F. No. X3/1/2019-SPN-II Dated: - 13th May, 2019

Respected sir,

          This is regarding the proposed amendments to the HSG I, HSG II and LSG recruitment rules.
           With reference to your office letter numbers cited above on the above mentioned subject we strongly protest and strong resentment against the introduction of 50% through LDCE for the post of LSG. This is nothing but introduction of FTP in other form.

             We also strongly protest and strong resentment against the introduction of LDCE  in HSG-II and HSG-I Cadres. LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I posts should be filled up 100% by promotion through seniority. We are herewith submitting following suggestions regarding the proposed amendment to the LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I Recruitment Rules.

          The present situation of LSG, HSG II and HSG I Cadres

           The amendments in the Rectt rules without proper study,  increasing the length of service in the LSG (Supervisory level I ) for promotion to HSG II and in HSG II to HSG I, misinterpretation of TBOP and BCR Schemes by certain circles and non-conducting of DPCs in time lead to the non-filling of LSG/HSG II/HSG I for long time.  Even though enough and more eligible officials were available  for the Ist level General Line promotion (LSG) majority  of these posts are remaining unfilled.  Perhaps ours is the only  department where there is scarcity of qualified persons for filling up of second  and third level Supervisory Posts, when sufficient  persons were available for the first level supervisory (LSG) posts at all the times.  In the present  scenario it will take at least 30-35 years for SAs to reach the consideration zone of  I level supervisory (LSG) in all most all circles for general line candidates.  The introduction of fast track in LSG, 15 years back was withdrawn due to the complaints from all corners and after the study of a departmental committee.  The proposed amendment will definitely increase the length of service SA cadre for reaching the consideration zone of LSG.

View of the union regarding the proposed amendments

(1)          LSG Cadre  -  As promotional avenues in our sector are limited,inorder  to protect the interests of the seniors and to cater the interests of the young,  this union suggests to fill the 25% of LSG posts by LCDE from SAs with 5 years of service, keeping 75%  for seniority cum fitness promotion

(2)          HSG II Cadre  -  This union agrees with the proposal for the 100% promotion to HSG II from LSG Cadre and also disagrees with the promotion through LDCE in HSG II.  The length of service in LSG for promotion to HSG II may be reduced to 2 years instead of 6 years. The placing of officials in HSG II ignoring the working knowledge and experience in the lower hierarchical   cadre will affect the efficiency of the official promoted.  Further in circles like Kerala no   unreserved category officials will be available for promotion to HSG II cadre for next 2 years  with 6 years’ service  in LSG.  Consequently if LDCE is introduced 100% of the vacancies will be occupied by LDCE candidates for years which  is against the spirit of the recruitment rule.  In the first DPC itself the vacancies will remain unfilled and 100% vacancies will be opened for LDCE Rectt  The reduction of the service in LSG from  6 years  to 2 years will help the filling up of HSG II posts by seniority cum fitness from LSG.

(3)          HSG I    The proposal for the 100% promotion to HSG I cadre from HSG II by seniority cum fitness is agreeable to this union.  The LCDE Promotion from SA cadre may be dropped due to the same grounds put forth for the promotion from LSG to HSG II explained under the caption HSG II cadre as above.  The LCDE will overlook two hierarchical positions even without  holding a single supervisory position.  The minimum service required in HSG II Cadre from promotion to HSG I may be reduced to 2 years.  Otherwise only nominal    numbers of posts can be filled as per the revised recruitment rules.  An enumeration of the available vacant HSG I posts/ HSG II posts and eligible officials available for rectt for the next one year in all circles will prove the facts stated above.

It is  presumed that the revision of recruitment rules are proposed to be amended on the basis observations contained in   a committee report appointed for the study of the Post masters cadre in post offices.  Presently in RMS,  posts  equivalent to Post masters cadre are not in existence.  This union was not given an opportunity to present our views in connection with    the promotion of officials before the committee as the terms of reference was entirely related to Post master grade in post offices. 
          Pre requisites for the implementation of the revised Rectt rules.
1.The cadre restructuring may be implemented as in the case of post offices before the introduction of revised recruitment rules.
2.All the posts of LSG/HSG11/HSG1 occuring up to the date of implementation of revised recruitment rules may be filled up by relaxing the concerned Rectt rules.
3. Identification of 20% of HSG 1 posts as Gazatted Group B
SUGGESTION FOR THE REVISED RECRUITMENT RULES – MODIFICATION SOUGHT IN BRIEF
1.75% LSG vacancies may be filled up by seniority cum fitness and 25 % by LDCE from  SA with 5 years service.
2.100% HSG-II  may be filled up by seniority cum fitness from LSG with 2 years service in LSG. The proposal for LDCE may be totally withdrawn.
3.100% HSG-1 posts may be filled up by seniority cum fitness with 2 years in HSG-II. The proposal for LDCE may be totally dropped.
4.The LDCE for LSG may be given affect for the vacancies occurring after the notification of the approved revised Rectt rules.
With regards.
Yours sincerely

(Giri Raj Singh)
General Secretary


Tuesday, May 28, 2019



CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING
ON 04-07-2019 - NEW DELHI

NOTICE

No.Confdn/Notice/2016-19                               Dated 27-05-2019

Meeting of the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held on 04-07-2019 (04thJuly2019, Thursday) at 03-00pm    at NFPE Office, 1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building,    New Delhi – 110 001.

All National Secretariat Members (including office bearers of Women’s Subcommittee) are requested to attend the meeting in time.

The following shall be the agenda of the meeting:

- Agenda -

(1) Pending demands of the Central Government Employees - New Government and our approach including future course of action.
(2) Preparations for the next National Conference of Confederation.
(3) All India Trade Union Education Camp of Confederation.
(4) Financial review.
(5) Any other items with the permission of the Chair.

Yours fraternally,

             M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General,Confederation


PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED FOR PROMOTION BY DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION COMMITTEE TO IMPLEMENT CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GENERAL LINE CADRE POSTS
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TIME LIMITS TO TREAT A PARCEL AS 'LOST', IN THE ABSENCE OF FINAL DISPOSAL OF PARCEL,FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION-SPEED POST PARCEL, EXPRESS PARCEL AND BUSINESS PARCEL-REG.CLICK TO VIEW PDF



MADRAS HIGH COURT JUDGMENT IN THE MATTERS OF ENTITLEMENT OF OLD PENSION SCHEME TO GDS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE SELECTED TO MTS/POSTMAN POSTS AFTER 01.01.2004 -- DENIED

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Friday, May 24, 2019



FINANCIAL POWERS OF POSTAL DIVISION INCLUDES HEAD OF A POSTAL DIVISION IN GROUP ‘A’ AND GROUP ‘B’ ALSO INCLUDES CHIEF POSTMASTER, SENIOR POSTMASTER & SUPERINTENDENT FOREIGN POST


Transfer/Posting in the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of the Indian Postal Service Group 'A'       (Click the link below to view)      http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3468

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Promotion and Postings of SAG officer of Indian Postal Service,Group 'A' to HAG of the service and transfer/posting of regular HAG officer of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' (Click the link below to view)

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Transfer/postings and extension of tenure of SAG officers of the Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'.(Click the link below to view)    http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3470



AMENDMENTS TO RULE 60(4)(B) AND RULE 165(4)(II) OF POSB(CBS) MANUAL,RULE 87(4)(II)POSB MANUAL VOLUME I AND RULE 50(4) (II) OF POSB MANUAL VOLUME II (Click the link below to view)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3465


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NOTIONAL INCREMENT FOR PENSIONARY BENEFITS TO PERSON RETIRING W.E.F. 30TH JUNE OR 31ST DECEMBER: CIRCULATION OF ORDER OF CAT, MADRAS BENCH


F. No. A-23011/42/2019-Ad.IIA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 15th May, 2019.

To,

All Pr. Chief Commissioners/ Principal Director Generals under CBIC/
All Chief Commissioners/ Director Generals under CBIC

Subject: Circulation of Order dated 13.03.2019 of the Hon’ble Tribunal, Madras Bench in MA No. 310/71/2019 in (&) OA No. 310/170/2019 filed by Shri K. Kandasamy& Ors -regarding.

Madam /Sir,

I am directed to forward a copy of the Order dated 13.03.2019 of the Hon’ble Tribunal, Madras Bench in MA No. 310/71/2019 in OA No. 310/170/2019 filed by Shri K. Kandasamy & Ors Vs UOI & Ors for your information. The said CAT judgment along with the judgments of Hon’ble High Court and Hon’ble Supreme Court discussed in the said Order viz. judgment of Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of Chief General Manager Vs U.V. George & Others (2008) 14 SCC 699, the Judgment of Hon’ble Madras High Court in A.V.Thiyagarajan Vs The Secretary to Government (W.P. No. 20732/2012) and the Judgment of Hon’ble Karnataka High Court in UOI & 3 Others Vs YNR Rao (WP No. 18186/2003) may be cited / referred while dealing with such/ similar cases, if any, pending with your Zones/ Commissionerates/ Directorates.

Encl: As above. 
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Gaurav Shukla)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 011-23095528

Wednesday, May 22, 2019



GDS SELECTION
COMPUTING MARKS ON GRADING SYSTEM.


VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION RELATING TO COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT BY THE CONCERNED MINISTRIES / DEPARTMENTS ON THEIR WEBSITE        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND COPY (9 PAGES)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (LEAVE)
(FOURTH AMENDMENT) RULES, 2018


MATERNITY LEAVE FOR THE FEMALE GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (FEMALE GDS) IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 17. 05. 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: - Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Posts O.M. of even number dated 27th June 2018 regarding introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.

2.     References /suggestions have been received seeking  clarification about the competent authority for grant of Maternity Leave to Female GDS. In this connection, it is clarified that the Competent Authority for grant of 180 days Maternity Leave to Female GDS BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevaks will be the concerned Divisional Head

3.       All other terms and conditions of the Department of Posts OM of even number dated 27th June 2018 will remain unchanged.
                                                                                               Sd/-
(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tel.No. 011.23096629





REFUSAL OF IPPB CASH TRANSACTIONS IN BRANCH POST OFFICES AND INSTRUCTIONS THERE ON

Monday, May 20, 2019





Feedback of meeting with Health Ministry

CIVIL APPEAL NO.3792 OF 2019 IT IS QUITE CLEAR THAT INSOFAR AS ISSUE OF ELIGIBILITY OF PROMOTION IS CONCERNED     CLICK HERE    FOR DETAILS & COPY (7 pages)


NUMBER OF CHANCES TO APPEAR IN THE LDCE (LGO EXAMINATION) FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF POSTAL ASSISTANT/SORTING ASSISTANT.


MATERNITY LEAVE FOR THE FEMALE GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (FEMALE GDS) IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

Thursday, May 16, 2019




LEAVING HEAD QUARTERS/STATION WHILE ON CHILD CARE LEAVE AND AVAILING LTC DURING CCL – DOPT CLARIFICATION
No. 13018/6/2013-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 3rd April, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Child Care Leave (CCL) — Clarification Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No. 21011/08/2013- Estt.(AL), dated 25.03.2013 and to say that references have been received with regard to leaving Head Quarters/Station while on CCL and availing LTC during CCL.
2. In this regard, it is has now been decided that:
(i) An employee on CCL may be permitted to leave headquarters with the prior approval of appropriate competent authority.
(ii) LTC may be availed while an employee is on CCL.
(iii) An employee on CCL may proceed on foreign travel provided clearances from appropriate competent authorities are taken in advance.
3. Hindi version will follow.                                  


Wednesday, May 15, 2019




NFPE WRITES TO THE DEPARTMENT
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            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: 9868819295/9810853981           Website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
PF-67-16/2019                                                                                                                 Dated: 14th May, 2019
     
To
Shri A. N. Nanda,
Secretary (P),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,  New Delhi – 110001
                                              
Sub:    Request for Sanction of all pending personal claims and allocation of sufficient funds to Odisha Circle on special ground over and above the budgetary allotment under Building Maintenance, Technology, TA and Medical head.
Sir,
As you are aware, the severe cyclonic storm Fani or the 'Hood of Snake' tore throughout the state of Odisha, becoming of the worst storms to hit the country since 1999. The cyclone brought winds of more than 250 kmph when it made landfall near Puri on May 3. The storm caused several deaths, demolished 508467 houses and affected 1.5 crore people and 8739757 animals of 16659 villages in 159 blocks and 52 Urban Local bodies of 14 districts and rendered millions of people homeless in the cities of Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Khurda. The cyclone left a trail of devastation in large parts of coastal Odisha, with the seaside areas being the worst hit.


As per reports received from our Divisional Secretaries, many post office buildings have been affected warranting immediate civil, electrical and technological repairing works. In the district of Puri, as many as 300 Post Offices including 67 Departmental Post Offices have been seriously affected. The condition of the three Postal Colonies in the capital city of Bhubaneswar is precarious. Over head water tanks, doors and windows of each quarters have been damaged. Reports on partial damage and roof cracking, dismantled Sify Towers, defunct generators / computers / UPS etc are also being received. Even after one week of the cyclone, many post offices have failed to operate successfully due to want of electricity and connectivity. As per a rough estimate opined by the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, the damage towards PO buildings may come around 5 crores.


Under the circumstances, Odisha Circle needs additional funds over and above the budgetary allotment to meet the extra expenditure for proper civil, electrical and technological repairing/maintenance of the Govt. property.


Similarly due to want of sufficient funds under TA and Medical heads, bills since 2014 are kept pending in Odisha Circle. Alone in Berhampur Region, the pending TA Bill has crossed Rs.50 lakh. Sanction of such pending bills at this critical juncture will be a great relief to the staff members when entire Odisha is suffering from the ill effects of Fani and our staff members are in dire need of money to rebuild / repair their damaged houses and make good the loss of cultivated lands, orchards and pet animals.


It is therefore requested to kindly issue an exclusive instruction to the Chief PMG, Odisha to clear all pending personal claims of the staff members under TA, Medial, LTC etc as a special measure and allot adequate fund under above heads and further we request to kindly allot the projected expenditure to Odisha Circle without any reduction as a special case under building maintenance and technology head to meet the extra repairing / maintenance expenditure.


An early action is highly solicited.


With regards,                                                                                                            Yours sincerely,


(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary Genera