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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wish you Happy Deepavali

Written By Admin on October 21, 2014 | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Results - Direct recruitment to the cadre of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants - 2014

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Results - Direct recruitment to the cadre of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants - 2014

DIAMOND JUBILEE AND TASK AHEAD
          One year long nationwide Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) which commenced on 24th November 2013 at New Delhi is coming to a grand finish on 23rd and 24th November 2014 at Dwarka (Gujarat).  NFPE has already celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Postal Trade Union movement in the year 2004 at Thiruvananthapuram, marking the 100th year of establishing “Postal Club” at Kolkata by Late Com. Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, the founder father of Postal Trade Union, which was later on converted by him as All India Postal and RMS Employees Union.  NFPTE was formed on 24th November 1954, in a massive convention held at Vinay Nagar, New Delhi.  After bi-furcation of Postal and Telecom, the name of Postal Federation is changed as NFPE.
            When we celebrate 60th year of our glorious organisation, we should pledge to re-dedicate ourselves not only for fighting for the cause of five lakhs Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks but also for the cause of entire Central Government employees and the suffering masses of our country and the world.
         We should inherit the legacy of our great leaders and follow their footsteps - their dedication, commitment, sacrifice, knowledge, militancy, courage, honesty, concern and respect for the fellow workers and seniors, giving topmost priority to individual grievances, democratic and transparent functioning, oraganisational discipline, building up trade union consciousness, social consciousness, political consciousness and above all class consciousness.
           We have been fighting against the neo-liberal policies of the Government, right from its beginning from 1991 onwards.  We conducted many heroic struggle against downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatization.  We succeeded in compelling the Government to lift the ban on recruitment and filling up of all vacancies, we succeeded in preventing the Government from implementing its order for closure of 9797 Post offices, we succeeded in halting Mckinsey recommendations and Mail Network Optimisation Project (MNOP) for closure of about 300 RMS Offices.  We could successfully prevent the Government from amending the Indian Post Office Act and giving license to multi-national courier services.   Our fight for emancipation of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks has not yet reached its finality.  We have to complete our unfinished task.
            Seventh Central Pay Commission has commenced its work.  Our demands for DA merger, Interim Relief, Inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC, date of effect from 01-01-2014, scrapping of new pension scheme, parity in pension etc. are still pending.  Government, whether it is UPA or NDA, is totally negative to our genuine demands.  Our struggle under the banner of NFPE and Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers is to be further intensified.
         Eventhough we have submitted detailed memorandum to 7th CPC for better wages and service conditions, neither the 7th CPC nor the Government shall concede our demands, unless we mobilize the workers at all levels in a serious and determined manner and create sanction behind our demands.
            Thus the message of Diamond Jubilee of NFPE is loud and clear.  We have to continue our struggle against the anti-labour, anti-people policies of the Government, we has to fight against the neo-liberal reforms in the Central Government employees sector, we have to conduct bigger form of trade union action including indefinite strike for realization of the demands of the Central Government employees and Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks.  We shall not rest till the dreams of our founder leaders are fulfilled.









Monday, October 20, 2014

Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in two years: RTI -- NEWS

New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query.
Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent.
During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income to the tune of Rs 743.76 crore whereas BJP in the same time span did for Rs 338.95 crore.
    
Congress in 2012-13 had income worth Rs 318.08 crore whereas the amount rose to Rs 425.68 crore in 2013-24, BJP though had an income of Rs 17.42 crore in 2012-13 and it was Rs 321.53 crore for 2013-14.
According to the Income-Tax department, Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party in UP had tax-exempted income worth Rs 164 crore whereas their rival party Bahujan Samajwadi party had registered only Rs 20.76 crore for the same period.
Among other parties, CPI(M) registered an income of Rs 92.90 crore, CPI Rs 2.62 crore, JD(U) Rs 13 crore and RLD Rs 4.48 crore, it said.    
Lalu Prasad's RJD party in 2013-14 had a tax-exempted income of Rs 41,411.    
The figure for the year 2012-13 for other parties were – SP (Rs 30 crore), BSP (Rs 8.99 crore, CPI (Rs 1.55 crore), CPI(M) (Rs 40.73 crore), JD(U) (Rs 2.70 crore), RLD (Rs 97.90 lakh), JD(S) (Rs 46.99 lakh)   
Political parties are exempted from tax on their income through section 13 A of IT Act 1961. They have to, however, maintain a book of account for donations or income above Rs 20,000.

Joint Divisional conference AIPEU Timkur division Held on 19-10-2014

A joint biennial divisional conference of AIPEU Gr.C., AIPEU PM&MTS., AIPEU GDS (NFPE) held on 19-10-2014 in Vilasi Delight Restaurant, Tumkur.

The Conference presided over by the presidium of Divisional Presidents of Gr.C., Com.Veganna, Com.Syed Altaf Hussain, P4 & Com. Syed Munawar Hussain, GDS with the assistance of Com.Puttaiah.

Com.R.Seetha Lakshmi, General Secretary, P4., Com. P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, GDS (NFPE) attended as Chief Guests and addressed in the conference.

Com.Kwaja Mohinuddin, former Circle President, P3 inaugurated the joint conference of the divisional unions of Thumkur.

Com.N.Sivanna, Member, State Committee, AITUC., Com.N.K.Subramanyam, Dist. Secretary, CITU., Com. Santha Kamparalli, Writer, Com.P.Prasad, General Secretary, CCGEW., Com.Chandra Sekhar, Circle President-Gr.C., Com.Janakiraman, Circle Secretary-Gr.C., Com.Mallikarjuna, Circle Secretary P-4, Com.B.R.Jagdeesh, Asst. General Secretary, GDS (NFPE) CHQ., Com.Krishna Murthy, Leader, SC/ST Association are the leaders witnessed and addressed the conference. Ablut 300 comrades including 25 women comrades attended and graced the meeting.

 
NFPE leaders of Thumkur Division felicitated by the Reception Committee on their retirement.
A new set of office bearers were elected unanimously for AIPEU Gr.C., p4 & GDS Divisional Unions of Thumkur for the ensuing period.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Need a direction from Central for Interim Relief - 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission wanted a direction from the Government to consider grant of Interim Relief to CG Employees

The President of Karnataka Pensioners Association Shri Ramanatha Rao sent a letter to our email. The content of the letter is reproduced and given below for your information…

“The Pensioners Assns in Karnataka had met the 7th Pay Commission team at Bangalore on Aug 24. The Chairman clearly appeared to be in favour of the grant of Interim Relief. But, he wanted a direction from the Govt. to consider such an issue. Thereupon, I have already written to the Prime Minister on Aug 26. Copy is Attached”.

Rgds to all
SS Ramanatha Rao,
Bangalore/13.10.2014.

Result of PA / SA Direct Recruitment Examination 2014

Written By Admin on October 17, 2014 | Friday, October 17, 2014

On completion of Paper II & subsequent processing respective Postal Circle shall publish Result of PA/SA Direct Recruitment Examination 2014 on its website. Candidate is requested to visit thewebsite of the Postal Circle for updates on regular basis.


Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Haryana Govt Orders Issued

The Chief Secretary of Haryana Government has published orders on granting of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll and attached the latest orders reveiced from Election Commission of India regarding this subject as follows…
Ceneral Election Vidhan Sabha, 2014
Most Immediate Date Bound
No 4/36/2009-1 Election

Government of Haryana
Chief Secretary Office
(Election Branch)
Dated, Chandigarh, the 30th September, 2014
To
The Chiet Secretary to Govt., Haryana,
General Adminisuation Department
(in OS-JI Branch).

Subject: – General Elections to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, 2014 – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – reg.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and to enclose a copy of letter No.78/2014/EPS/717, dated 24.09.2014 received from Sh. Sumit Mukherjee, Secretary, Election Commission of India,, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi for immediate appropriate action.  It is requested that suitable instructions may be issued to all concerned and a copy thereof be endorsed to the Election Commission of india for information and record under intimation to this Department.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Superintendent Election.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 

New Delhi: In a bid to enhance its electronic connectivity and capability across 1.5 lakh Post Offices in India, Department of Posts is in the process of inducting new-age technology through an enterprise wide IT Project. In this series, it has also signed Business MOU with snapdeal.com & shopclues.com. 

India Post is celebrating National Postal Week from 9th to 15th October, 2014 and on the occasion of Business Development Day on 14th Oct 2014 it decided to join hands with Snapdeal.com & shopclues.com.

Mr. Vijay Ajmera, Sr. Vice President (Finance) Snapdeal.com said that they are happy to choose Department of Post as their delivering partner and this partnership will provide their e-commerce business a wider reach and network. 

In tune with the emerging e-Commerce market, parcel product has been revamped & Cash on Delivery (CoD) facility has been introduced. State-of-the-art Parcel centres are also being set up across the country. Department is also developing exclusive Parcel Network to cater the needs of e-Commerce companies.


Department is also developing Parcel Network to cater to the needs of e-Commerce companies. Delivery of parcels and Express mail is also planned to be mechanised in bigger cities for efficient & quicker delivery.
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Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners - inclusion of Non- Practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1.1.1996.

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RECEPTION TO COM.C.P.SHOBHANA VICE PRESIDENT P-3 CHQ & CONVENOR WOMEN SUB COMMITEE BY KERALA COC ON 08.10.2014 AT KANNUR.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Draft Seniority List of Grade I Stenographers as on 01/10/2014 for filling up the post of Private Secretary in Department of Post.

48. Instructions regarding the exchange of cash remittances. – 

(1) The Head of the Circle is required to prescribe how first class head offices situated at stations where there is no treasury or sub-treasury are to be supplied with funds and how they are to be relieved of their surplus funds. A first class head office may be authorised to exchange remittances with any other head office.

(2) When it is not desirable that cash should be sent through the post from one office (head, sub, or branch) to another, the head of the Circle will prescribe the system under which the remittances are to be exchanged. It may be ordered that a special carrier, such as a postman, village postman, overseer or other subordinate, should be employed to convey the remittances, or remittances may be ordered to be made by means of bank-bills (hundi) or in any other way that the Head of the Circle may consider best suited to the needs of the case; but if remittances are to be systematically made by means of bank-bills (whether commission has to be paid or not) or through an outside agency, the Director-General’s sanction must be obtained. The detailed arrangements in the case of post offices under the control of a Superintendent will be prescribed by him, but they must be based on the system ordered by the Head of the Circle.

(3) Cash sent through the post must always be enclosed in cloth or leather cash bags, and ordinarily leather cash bags are to be used when the remittance includes coins or exceeds Rs. 100. Cloth bags are to be used when the remittance consists of currency notes only and does not exceed Rs. 100. In exceptional individual cases, the remitting office may exercise its discretion on the use of leather or cloth cash bag provided no risk is involved. It is, however, not intended that all offices that send cash by post should be supplied with leather cash bags as well as cloth ones. However, offices which exchange remittances exceeding Rs. 100 on an average of at least 10 times a month may be supplied with leather cash bags. In a special cases, a deviation from the above principles can be made under the previous orders of the Heads of the Circle. Whenever it is ordered that a special carrier should be employed to convey remittances, it should be laid down whether the money is to be made over loose to the carrier or enclosed in a cash bag. Ordinarily cash in excess of Rs. 250 should be enclosed in cash bag. 

NOTE – Cash remittances should, as far as possible, be excluded from the mails when they travel by runners at night, and when such remittances cannot be altogether excluded, a maximum limit as to the amount which may be sent should be fixed in each case. 

Please refere Rule No. 48 of PM_VOL_VIII
An interesting data collected from the reply of Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh in Parliament that the percentage of women in the Central Government services and their age limit for entry.

Details of percentage of women in Government service over the years, as per the Census of Central Government Employees, 2012, released by Directorate General Employment & Training are given below in the table.

In order to encourage the women to join Government service, they are provided some special facilities as under:
(i) maternity leave (ii) child care leave (iii) child adoption leave (iv) special allowance to women with disability (v) provision of crèche facility (vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station (vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation (viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment (ix) age relaxation for appointment to widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried (x) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre (xi) change of Cadre in case of marriage of All India Service Officer and (xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.

Also, as per the recommendations of the 62nd Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee, publicity to encourage women to prefer/ join Government.

There is a provision for age relaxation for appointment in Government service for Widows, divorced Women and Women judicially separated from husbands and not re- married, upto 35 years for posts of Group C filled through Staff Selection Commission/ Employment Exchange (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).

WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT OVER THE YEARS

Year
Total No. of employees
(in lakhs)
No. of Women employees
(in lakhs)
Percentage
1991
38.13
2.88
7.58
2001
38.76
2.91
7.53
2009
30.99
3.11
10.04
A joint biennial divisional conference of AIPEU Gr.C., AIPEU PM&MTS., AIPEU GDS (NFPE), AIPCPCCWF & AIPRPA held on 12th October 2014 in D.N.R.Community Hall, Gudur Town.
Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and former Secretary General, NFPE, former General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C has been invited as Chief Guest.
Shri L.Koteswararao, Legal Advisor, NFPE, Secretary, Bar Association, Venkatagiri made the welcome speech as the Chairman of the Reception Committee.
Com.R.Sivannarayana, President, AIPEU Gr.C., Com.R.Seethalakshmi, General Secretary, AIPEU PM&MTS., Com.P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com.K.Chandrasekhar, Asst. Genl, Secretary, AIPEU PM&MTS, Com.SK.Humayun, former All India President (CHQ) & Circle Secretary, AIPEU PM&MTS., Com.K.Ramachandram, All India President, AIPAOEU & Circle Secretary, Convener-NFPE Coordination Committee (AP), Com.S.S.R.A.Prasad, Asst. Circle Secretary, Gr.C., Com.B.Sridharbabu, Circle Orgg. Secretray Gr.C.,, Com.Ch. Vidayasagar, Circle Secretary, PM&MTS., Com.B.V.N.Suresh, President, P&T Coop Society, Nellore,  Com.N.Penchalaiah, Circle Union Advisor, GDS (NFPE) were also attended.
Divisional Secretaries of NFPE Unions from Nellore, Kavali (Br), Tirupati, Srikalahasti (Br), Proddutur and many other comrades from neighbouring divisions attended and graced the conference. More than 350 comrades witnessed the conference.
Com.M.Krishnan felicitated by the Divisional Union.
On the eve of NFPE Diamond Jubilee celebrations veteran leaders & patrons of NFPE unions were also felicitated by the Divisional Union.
New set of office bearers were elected for Gr.C., P-4, GDS, Pensioners, Contingent & Mahila Committee for the ensuing period.