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ARTICLE10-MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE RS.40/- P.M. NFPE-RS.-2/-, CHQ RS. 10/-,CIRCLE RS.10/-, DIVISION/BRANCH RS.18/- PER MEMBER FROM FEBRUARY-2014

Wednesday, November 30, 2016




NFPE

ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION

NEW DELHI.

PRESIDENT: Com. M. KRISHNAN                                                      WORKING PRESIDENT: Com.Y.NAGABHUSHANAM
GENERAL SECRETARY : Com. P. MOHAN
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CIRCULAR
TO
ALL CIRCLE/DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES OF AIPCPCCWF &
ALL CIRCLE/DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES
NFPE AFFLIATED UNIONS[PIII,PIV,AIPEUGDS,RIII,RIV,ADMN,POSTAL ACCTS,SBCO & CIVIL WING]
Dear Comrades,
Inspite of efforts by NFPE/POSTAL JCA till date neither specific orders are  issued nor funds released by DIRECTORATE for payment of revised wages & arrears from 1-1-2006 and other issues are pending. it is decided by POSTAL JCA to launch programme of action for settlement of the demands of casual labour along with other demands of regular employees which was already published in websites of unions.
In addtion to the programme of POSTAL JCA it was decided to collect signatures of casual labour on memorandum and submit the same in December. copy of the memorandum is published in the website of NFPE and other all india unions website.
All the circle/ divisional secretaries are requested to collect signatures of casual,part time contingent, daily rated mazdoors and contract workers working in your division on six copies of memorandum and the same may be sent to the address given below before 31ST JANUARY 2017 so that the same will be submitted to all concerned.
ADDRESS FOR POSTING
Com. P. Mohan
General Secretary
AIPCPCCWF
2151/1, New Patel Road
New Delhi - 110008
MOST IMPORTENT. PLEASE NOTE
ALL ARE REQUESTED TO DOWN LOAD 6 COPIES OF MEMORANDUM AND OBTAIN SIGNATURES ON ALL COPIES AND SEND BY 31ST JANUARY 2017. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME OF ACTION MAY BE IMPLIMENTED WITHOUT FAIL IN ALL CIRCLE/DIVISIONS.
 PROGRAMME OF ACTION:-
A] SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM BY CONDUCTING DEMONSTRATION BEFORE ALL DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 27th December 2016.
B] ONE DAY MASS HUNGER FAST INFRONT OF ALL CPMG OFFICES ON 25th January ,2017
C]  AFTER CONDUCTING SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN THE MEMORANDUM WILL BE SUBMITTED TO HONURABLE PRIME MINISTER,CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, LOKSABHA SPEAKAR, DURING THE BUDGET SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN FEBRUARY.
D]     TO SUBMIT THE MEMORANDUM TO HON’BLE COMMUNICATION MINISTER BY TAKING APPOINTMENT TO MEET HIM.
 ALL ARE REQUESTED TO IMPLIMENT THE PROGRAMME WITHOUT FAIL. ALL GENERAL/ CIRCLE/ DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE AFFLIATED UNIONS TO GUIDE AND ASSIST CASUAL LABOUR IN IMPLIMENTING THE PROGRAMME.
                                          AIPCPCCWF ZINDABAD
                                                              NFPE ZINDABAD
                                                                        WORKERS UNITY ZINDABAD
                                        Yours comradely,
M. KRISNAN                                                                  P. MOHAN
PRESIDENT                                                             GENERAL SECRETARY


MOST IMPORTENT. PLEASE NOTE

ALL ARE REQUESTED TO DOWN LOAD 6 COPIES OF MEMORANDUM AND OBTAIN SIGNATURES ON ALL COPIES AND SEND BY 31ST JANUARY 2017. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME OF ACTION MAY BE IMPLIMENTED WITHOUT FAIL IN ALL CIRCLE/DIVISIONS.


 PROGRAMME OF ACTION:-
A] SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM BY CONDUCTING DEMONSTRATION BEFORE ALL DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 27th December 2016.
B] ONE DAY MASS HUNGER FAST INFRONT OF ALL CPMG OFFICES ON 25th January ,2017
C]  AFTER CONDUCTING SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN THE MEMORANDUM WILL BE SUBMITTED TO HONURABLE PRIME MINISTER,CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, LOKSABHA SPEAKAR, DURING THE BUDGET SESSION OF PARLIAMENT IN FEBRUARY.

Instructions regading No Limit for Withdrawals in Post Offices as per RBI relaxation

Instructions regading No Limit for Withdrawals in Post Offices as per RBI relaxation

Respected Sir/Madam,
Please find attached the RBI Notification regarding relaxation in the limit of withdrawal of cash from bank deposit accounts. The instructions of RBI stipulates that withdrawals may be allowed for deposits made in current legal tender notes on or after 29.11.2016 beyond the current limits preferably, available higher denomination bank notes of Rs. 2000/- and 500/- are to be issued for such withdrawals. 
This instructions of RBI is applicable only for those depositors who deposits valid legal tender notes and seeking withdrawal, for whom the current limit of (Rs. 24000/-) is relaxed. 

The following are the procedure to be followed:-

1.The withdrawal exceeding the current limits may be allowed only in the home SOL of the account holder.
2.The Finacle application should validate the withdrawals exceeding the limit for those depositors who deposit the current legal tender notes on or after 29.11.2016. For this purpose a Patch needs to be deployed.
3.The counter PA should maintain a separate register for entering details of such deposit transactions.

The proforma of the register is as follows:-

S.No.
Date
Name of the Account Holder
SB Account Number
Amount Deposited through current legal tender notes
Deno. of legal tender notes
Counter PA Sign.
PM/SPM/ Counter Supervisor Signature, Date and amount of withdrawal, if any

4. The depositors who are depositing current legal tender notes on or after 29.11.2016 should write the denomination of currency notes on the pay in slip.
5. After acceptance of deposit by post office, the concerned PA should acknowledge the tendering of currency notes on the back side of the counterfoil of the pay in slip and write the Sl. No. of the entry in above mentioned register.
6. While allowing withdrawal the Counter PA should consult the prescribed Register and make necessary entries for the cash withdrawal from the respective account.
7. Counter PA should maintain the details of cash received and remitted to Treasurer separately for WOS Notes and Current Legal Notes.
CEPT team/FSI vendor is requested to put in place necessary validation by deploying a Patch in Finacle application. Further detail will be intimated in due course. 
In the meanwhile, necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned. 
With regards,
Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Banks brace for salary withdrawals; ATMs still dry

Given cash shortages with banks, and ATMs running dry, bankers fear a surge in rush.
Banks are bracing up to face a huge rush in the coming days as people will queue up at branches across the country to withdraw salaries with a large number of ATMs remaining dry even 21 days after the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes.
People are likely to throng at bank branches on December 1 as central and state governments credit salaries and pensions to millions of accounts. At the central level alone, there are around 50 lakh employees and 58 lakh pensioners.
Bankers said the government’s move last week to provide Rs 10,000 in advance to non-gazetted staff may provide only a slight relief.
Given cash shortages with banks, and ATMs running dry, bankers fear a surge in rush.
Many banks have made ‘SOS calls’ to the Reserve Bank for additional cash for the first few days of December to meet the initial rush of people, already fatigued standing in unending queues to exchange/deposit old notes and make limited withdrawals over the past three weeks after the demonetisation was announced on November 8.
Banks have to make additional arrangement including security deployment, said a senior banker of Canara Bank.
Many of them are contemplating to set up additional counters for withdrawal to meet the rush.
Despite recalibration of nearly 70 per cent of ATMs do not have cash, while people are struggling with the problem of change as the operational ones dispense mostly high denomination Rs 2,000 notes.
Nearly 21 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced cancellation of legal tender of old Rs 500/1000 currency notes, small traders, truckers and construction workers are facing hardships in going about their business.
Due to sowing of rabi crop, the focus of the government has now shifted to rural areas, which means urban centres are feeling the cash squeeze.
Sources said funds are being made available in rural and semi-urban pockets so that farmers get adequate cash for sowing rabi crop.
There are also reports that banks in major metros are getting less than their cash requirement leading to chaos at the branches.
The RBI Governor Urjit Patel had earlier said that the central bank is monitoring the situation on a daily basis and taking all necessary actions to “ease the genuine pain of citizens” with a clear intent to normalise the things as early as possible.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER

DECEMBER 2016

 

DEMONETIZATION (NOTE BANDI)
CAUSE OF SUFFERING FOR PUBLIC
            The object of demonetization was stated by Prime Minister to combat corruption and black money .But without making proper preparations it’s implementation has caused suffering more to the public in general and Bank and Postal Employees in particular. All Government Employees, Workers, Farmers and small & big entrepreneurs are also suffering because of this. People start standing in ques in front of ATMs since early in the night. As the ATMs were not calibrated as per  new notes of Rs.2000/- and 500/- so these notes are not being put in ATMs and 100/- Rupees  notes are exhausted within a short period and remaining persons remain standing in ques. The decision taken in hurry is being changed frequently. Firstly it was ordered that anybody can change the old notes worth Rupees 4000/- from any Bank & Post Office, after that limit raised as Rs.4500/- and now it has been reduced to Rs.2000/- from the Post Offices or Bank where account stands.
            `No employer is giving salary to his employees. Shops are being shut. The business in Mandis is getting stopped. Workshops and factories are being closed. Workers are returning back from Metro Cities to their villages.

            The problems before farmers are aggravating. Now this is season of RAVI CROPS and Farmers are not able to purchase seeds and fertilizer besides having money. If it peasants come in distress it will adversely affect the economy of nation. Agricultural products like vegetables and fruits are not being purchased in Mandis. All the small enterprises, from brick Kilns  to factories , who have  to pay cash wages to workers have stopped working or not making full payment of wages as they have been allowed to withdraw Rs.25000/- . As per the RBI directives, distinct and primary co-operative banks which cater to millions of farmers are not allowed to exchange the votes. This has paralysed the banking operations causing hardship to farmer and rural population. Workers working in transport sector have become unemployed. The goods carrier vehicles have come to halt, as to operate these there is no money and it will result shortage of food items.

             The Government has authorized all Hospitals to accept old notes but the private hospitals and Nursing Homes have not been allowed therefore people are not getting proper treatment and some have died due to lack of treatment.

            Most of the work in this country is done by cash transaction. After barring 86% currency which was in the form of notes of higher denomination has caused suffering to the common man including labourers, farmers, entrepreneurs and government employees. The way in which this has been implemented adverse effect on livelihood of common man can be noticed.

            The government is claiming GDP at the rate of 8% but now it may come down up to 5% and the economy will take more time to come up after bearing this blow.

            The Government is claiming total removal of problem of corruption and black money after demonetization but experts are saying that there is only 6% black money in the form of cash and only 0.025% currency is fake. Rest 94% black money is in real estate, Share Market, Gold and Jewellery and foreign currency and so many other activities. For marriages, orders were issued to withdraw Rs.2.5 lakh but so many conditions have been imposed and fulfillment of these conditions is impossible and the people are committing suicide being aggrieved of it. To restrict withdrawal of its own money is clear-cut violation of constitutional provisions.

            With this decision the postal employees have also been very adversely affected. There is no adequate infrastructure in Post Offices. In most of the post offices, notes counting machines and fake currency detecting machines are not available. About 10000 Post Offices are single handed and he has to do all other works besides this demonetization work. The Post Offices are being opened since 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. and being opened on holidays and Sundays and no extra remuneration is being paid in lieu of this extra duty work.

            There are no proper security arrangements in Post Offices for cash remittance. Cash cannot be retained in Post Offices. To remit the cash from SOs to HO. The employees have to take risk. Banks are not ready to accept. The banned currency due to non availability cash from Banks. Postal employees have to bear the annoyance of public.

            NFPE has raised all these issues before Postal Administration and other officers and accordingly Directorate has issued instructions to settle these problems but still this is not sufficient.

            If the attitude of administration does not change than NFPE along with PJCA will proceed on path of agitation.