Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014


1. Revision of HSG I Recruitment Rules -- On the Way :
 It is informed that the Revised HSG-I Recruitment Rules has been approved by the DoPT. Now the clearance of Law Ministry is pending. As per the DoPT instructions, minimum 5 years service is required for promotion from HSG II to HSG I. All Circle Secretaries /Divisional Secretaries are instructed to take immediate action to fill up all the HSG I vacancies as per theexisting HSG I Recruitment Rules if not already done especially before notification of revised rules.
               2.  Cadre Restructuring Committee— Present Stage:
The DDG(P) & Chairman, Cadre Restructuring Committee intimated that the current Proposal (Click to see)  submitted by the Staff side is to be put for discussion under internal meeting of the official side (Govt.side). Thereafter formal Cadre Restructuring Committee Meeting with the Staff side (Union side) will be convened shortly to finalize our current proposal.

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014



CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008

Ref: P/4-4/Operations & Norm                                           Dated – 21.02.2014

The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001


Sub: - Unprovided norms and compulsory duties prescribed to the Postmasters – request for norms and relief.

At present, the postmasters and supervisors are entrusted with enormous technical tasks and duties alongwith their day today work which are not at all coming under the norms for supervisors.

Daily Checks to be carried out by a Postmaster

1.     COC web application for complaints check/print/reply/transfer/updation.
2.     e-Post login every hours prescribed for printing epost messages for delivery.
3.     e-Mail login at frequent intervals to check/reply/circulate mails received from HO
4.     Run epayment/R net/e MO client/Speed Net Communication periodically.
5.     Send Account MIS to central server.
6.     Reports thro email on New Accounts Opened for the day/sales report of Retail post items.
7.     Clearing and updation of cheques received under epayment
8.     Sending DPF files to Technology section of the circle.
9.     CBS office file updation in CBS web and CBSMON file to dopmonitoring section of tech branch.
10.            Daily check in MIS/emo/epayment/speednet other web applications to check transfer of office data and updation for the previous day
11.            Any other daily reports prescribed by the concerned Divisions.
12.            Daily Data entry is CBS site relating to SB accounts and File transfers.

Weekly / Fortnightly / Monthly duties

1.     Submission of Annexure II, Business Development consolidated for the month with screen shots of all the supporting figures.
2.     Submission of Sub Postmaster Monthly report
3.     MNOP Speed Post Delivery report monthly
4.     Speed Post missent consolidated report (vary from division to divisions)
5.     Speed Post extension counter report (where extension counter is provided)
6.     Consolidated monthly report relating to retail products sold at office
7.     Updation of DB analyser and clearing to discrepancies

The above are not exhaustive and vary from region to region or Circle to circle based on the tastes of the heads. The above duties consume heavy work time of the supervisors and Postmasters and clearly justify for further augmentation of supervisory posts and Asst. Postmasters if proper time norms are fixed for these additional work.

It is therefore requested that these additional technical supervisory works should be brought under norms and uniform application in all circles and should reflect in the establishment norms. Action for sanctioning justified additional supervisory posts may also be taken.

A line in reply about the action taken is highly solicited.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
General Secretary


Postal Trade Union movement has always been in the forefront of the struggle against the anti-labour and anti-people policies of the ruling class.  During the Britishraj it fought many a battle against imperialism and for the freedom of our great nation.  Many Postal leaders and workers sacrificed their entire life for the nation and for the workers.  Right from freedom struggle, the Postal trade union movement has been a part and parcel of the progressive forces of our country and always solidly stood with the mainstream of the working class upholding the traditions of progressive, democratic, socialist and secular forces and also for the principles enshrined in the Constitution of India.  We are proud that NFPE still keep up this tradition.
               After Independence we have been fighting for the cause of the working class in general and Postal employees in particular.  In that saga of struggle many of our comrades lost their lives, many dismissed from service and severely punished for participating in strikes against the policies of the Government.  We learn lessons from our past experiences and move forward uniting the entire postal employees including Departmental employees, Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent and Contract workers.  We always fought for changing the policies of the Government and are still in the battle field.
               All of us are aware that unless and until we succeed in our attempt to change or defeat the neo-liberal globalisation policies of the ruling class, the future of the Central Government Employees including five lakhs postal employees will be in danger and ultimately the private sector may take over major portion of the service sector and Government functions, just as it happened in Telecom sector. 
               It is a fact that we have defeated the attempt of the Government to close down 9797 Post offices and about 300 RMS offices by putting up stiff resistance under the banner of Joint Council of Action.  We succeeded in compelling the Government to lift the ban on recruitment and to fill up all the direct recruitment vacancies and promotional quota vacancies.  But we should not forget that the policy of downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation is still hanging as a democles sword over our head.  The draft bill for amendment to the Indian Post Office Act to grant licence to the multi-national private couriers is still kept pending and not dropped.  Our demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of Seventh Central Pay Commission is not accepted, though the recognised GDS Union leader has signed an agreement with the Department of Posts accepting separate committee for GDS thereby admitting that GDS are not Government employees (Civil Servants).  Our demand for DA merger, Interim Relief etc. are also pending. Revision of wages of casual labour is long overdue. The New Pension Scheme introduced by NDA Government and legalised by UPA Government has snatched away the right for statutory pension to those employed on or after 01-01-2004.
          When it comes to the question of implementation of imperial neo-liberal globalisation policies, those supporting the capitalist class join together to protect their class interest.  Our past experience has taught us that change of Government alone cannot change the plight of the working class and common people and it is the change of policies that matter.  We believe that only those forces which oppose the anti-labour, anti-people neo-liberal imperialist gloablisation policies can safeguard the interest of the working class and the common people of our country.  Let us strengthen those progressive, democratic and secular forces and strive hard for a better tomorrow along with the manstream of the working class.
Thursday, March 20, 2014

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