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Thursday, June 21, 2018

PROVISION OF TELEPHONE FACILITIES AND REIMBURSEMENTS TO OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Click Here to View)

Monday, June 18, 2018

RESERVATION FOR CANDIDATES FROM OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES - REVISION OF INCOME CRITERIA AND DETERMINING EQUIVALENCE OF POSTS IN CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES (CPSES), PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS, PUBLIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, ETC. WITH POSTS IN GOVERNMENT FOR ESTABLISHING CREAMY LAYER CRITERIA – REGARDING

F. No. 36033/2/2018-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section

  North Block, New Delhi Dated June 8, 2018
To
            The Chief Secretaries of all States / Union Territories

Subject:- Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes - Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria – regarding

Madam/ Sir,
            I am directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt,(SCT) dated 08.09.1993 which, inter-alia provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the ‘creamy layer’ and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes.

2.         The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh vide this Department’s O.M. No. 36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 09.03.2004, O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008, O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 27.05.2013 and CM. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 13.09.2017, respectively.

3.         This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the status of equivalence and revision of income criteria, in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Financial Institutions with posts in Government. In this regard, copies of the following Office Memorandums issued by Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Financial Services and this Department are enclosed for ready reference:

i) O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 13.09.2017 of this Department regarding revision of income criteria;

ii) O.M. No. DPE-GM-/0020/2014-GM-FTS-1740 dated 25.10.2017 of the Department of Public Enterprises on establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria; and

iii) O.M. No. 19/4/2017-Welfare dated 06.12.2017 of the Department of Financial Services on establishing equivalence of posts in respect of Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, Public Sector Insurance Companies.

4. It is requested to please bring the contents of the above mentioned O.M.s/ instructions to the notice of all concerned for information / compliance.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax - 23092110

Copy to:
1. All the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India
2. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
3. Department of Public Enterprises, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
4. Department of Financial Services, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi
5. National Commission for Backward Classes, Trikoot-1, Bhikaji Cama Place, R. K. Puram, New Delhi
6. Hindi Section for providing a translation
7. Guard File

RESERVATION IN PROMOTION CASE STATUS AFTER SUPREME COURT INTERIM ORDER (DOPT ORDER)
F. No. 36012/11/2016- Estt.(Res-I) {Pt-II}
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated June 15, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of interim Orders/ directions in Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 30621/2011 arising out of final judgment and order dated 15.07.2011 in CWP No. 13218/2009 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana and Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 31288/2017 arising out of Hon’ble Delhi High Court judgment dated 23.08.2017 and other related court cases — regarding

The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 15.11.2017 in SLP(C) No. 28306/2017 has decided to refer to a Constitution Bench to examine whether its earlier decision in M. Nagraj and others vs. Union of India and others requires reconsideration or not, inter alia, on the issue as to whether test of backwardness would, at all, apply in case of SC and ST.

2. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP (C) No. 30621/2011 has passed the following Order on 17.05.2018:

“It is directed that the pendency of this Special Leave Petition shall not stand in the way of Union of India taking steps for the purpose of promotion from `reserved to reserved’ and ‘unreserved to unreserved’ and also in the matter of promotion on merits

3. Further, in the matter related to SLP(C) No. 31288/2017, connected to Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 28306/ 2017,  the Hon’ble Supreme Court held as under on 05.06.2018:

“Heard learned counsel for the parties. Learned ASG has referred to order dated 17.05.2018 in SLP (C) No.30621/ 2011. It is made clear that the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders, pending further consideration of the matter. Tag to SLP(C) No.30621 of 2011.”
4. The cadre controlling authorities of Central Government Ministries, Departments and Union Territories are to carry out promotions in accordance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3 above based on existing seniority/select lists.

5. Every promotion order must clearly mention the stipulation that the promotion shall be subject to further orders which may be passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

6. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned for information/ compliance.

7. State Governments are also advised to take necessary action in accordance with the above mentioned orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Beating the likes of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra (in that order) for three consecutive years, data compiled by the National Savings Institute (NSI) shows Bengal collected Rs 63,392 crore from small savings schemes of post offices in FY 2016-17, surpassing its gross deposit target by a whopping Rs 6,000 crore.

“This is due to Bengal’s remarkable progress in creating awareness on small savings, which succeeded in making people stay away from chit funds. Hats off to the people of Bengal who have made a complete turnaround by reposing their faith in government savings schemes,” said economist Abhirup Sarkar.

This comes despite successive cuts in interest rates on small savings schemes across maturities, including for Public Provident Fund, with effect from April 1, 2016.

But just five-six years ago, it was a different story. In 2010-11 and 2011-12, Bengal’s deficit on account of small savings earnings were Rs 987 crore and Rs 165 crore, respectively.

The NSI survey reveals that rural Bengal scores much better than urban Bengal in small savings collections. While north Bengal is way ahead over south Bengal, Cooch Behar leads the pack among districts, followed by Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. Kolkata is the worst district in small savings earnings.

Govt drives drew people away from chit funds
Over the last few years, there have been sustained government campaigns to divert people from chit funds to small savings.

The Bengal government extensively used folk art groups to reach out to the rural mass through street plays, kabigaan and posters.

But reduction in interest rates remains a major concern. “The inflow into small savings schemes has a direct correlation with interest rates. If people lose out on interest, the lures of risky investment schemes will be greater,” said a senior Bengal finance department official.

The central government has sharply reduced interest rates on small savings schemes across the board, including that on Public Provident Fund and Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, to align them with market rates.

The rates on Kisan Vikas Patra have also been lowered to 7.8% from 8.7%. Interest rates on Sukanya Samriddhi Account, a scheme for the girl child, were also cut from 9.2% to 8.6%.
In Bengal, there are over 20 million small savings depositors, and at least 15% of them, or three million people, are from rural areas and economically weaker sections of the state.
The increase in small savings deposits will only help Bengal cut borrowing costs in the long run.
Source : TOI

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GRANT OF SPECIAL INCREMENT IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL PAY TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVANTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN SPORTING EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS OF NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE, IN THE 7TH CPC SCENARIO- REG.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Scrap Contributory Pension Scheme
Settle 10 points Charter of demands

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES DECLARES
ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15th NOVEMBER 2018

            National Convention of Central Government Employees organised by Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers at Hyderabad declared one day strike on 15th November 2018. All India State Govt Employees Federation (AISGEF) also declared one day strike on the same day ie ; 15.11.2018. Main demands are Scrap Contrbutory Pension  System and implement Old Pension System for all , Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay & Fitment Formula , Stop Outsourcing of Govt functions and contractorisation , Grant Equal Pay for Equal Work , Settle 10 points Charter of demands etc. 

            The Convention was inaugurated by Dr.Sajjeeva Reddy , National President , INTUC. Com Amarjeet Kaur , Nationl General Secretary , AITUC , Com Venkitesh , State General Secretary , CITU , Telangana , Com Gopal Rao , All India Defence Employees Federation addressed the convention. Com A.Sreekumar , General Secretary , AISGEF addressed the convention and declared that State Government Employees will also go on nationwide strike on 15.11.2018 along with Cental Govt Employees demanding scrapping of Contributory Pension Scheme. Com M.Krishnan , Secretary General , Confederation presented the Draft Resolution and Declaration for discussion and adoption. About 28 delegates representing different organisations and state level Coordination Committees participated in the discussion on draft resolution and declaration. Com Giriraj Singh , President , NFPE , Com Venkatesan (ITEF) Com M.S.Raja , Secretary General , All India Audit & Accounts Association , Com C.U.Jayakumar , Secretary General , National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees , Com Nilesh D Nazare , General Secretary , Indian Bureau of Mines Employees Association , Com P.S.Prasad (All India Ground Water Board Employees Association) Com R.Seethalaksmi , Convenor , All India Women's Committee of Confederation also addressed the delegate session. Convention adopted the Resolution and Declaration and decided to go for one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands (Resolution , Declaration and Charter of Demands will be published in the website shortly). The Convention also decided to organise intensive campaign programmes to ensure largest participation of employees in the strike (Details of campaign programmes will be published shortly)

            About 1000 delegates from all states and affiliated organisations participated in the National Convention. Com K.K.N.Kutty , National President , Confederation hoisted the Confederation flag and also presided over the National Convention. Com A . Azeez, General Secretary , COC , AP & Telangana delivered welcome address and Com Y.Nageswara Rao , Chairman , COC offered vote of thanks. 

            The Reception Committee under the dynamic leadership of Com Nageswara Rao and Azeez along with leaders and cadres of all affiliated organisations of COC made excellent arrangements for the successful conducting of the National Convention. Cultural programmes presented by Praia Natya Mandali was really inspiring. Overall the National Convention was a grand success and and an inspiring experience for those who participated in it.




Monday, June 11, 2018

REIMBURSEMENT IN RESPECT OF NEWSPAPERS PURCHASED/SUPPLIED TO OFFICERS AT THEIR RESIDENCE- GUIDELINES REGARDING. (click here to view)

EDITORIAL POSTAL LIFE JUNE

A Glorious Strike by GDS
The three lakhs of Gramin Dak Sewaks have victoriously concluded their indefinite strike of 16 days on 6th June, 2018. The spectacular victory of the strike is that the Central Government has settled the major issue of the strike demand and the Cabinet has approved the implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee recommendations. The approved recommendations will improve the financial position of Gramin Dak Sewaks and contrary to the speculations and rumours the wage hike has been approved as recommended w.e.f 1.1.2016. All the GDS will get their revised TRCA fixed by application of 2.57 multiplication factor as like the regular employees. Thus there won’t be any discrimination between the regular CG Employees and the Postal Gramin Dak Sewaks on this score. The introduction of Risk and Hardship Allowance to GDS will also financially improve their lot as recommended by the GDS Committee. The continuation of DA formula as like the CG Employees is also a welcome step. The rationalization of GDS TRCA scales into just three TRCA slabs and the introduction of 4 Hour minimum work and wages accordingly from prospective date as recommended by the Committee is another welcome step. Hereafter wards there shall be a minimum work of 4 Hours to all GDS. The Cabinet decisions is a sigh of relief to all GDS as there were rumours that certain recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee  will be modified detrimentally.

The only discontent of the GDS is that the continuation of productivity linked bonus to GDS is based on 7000/- per month instead of 9000/- calculated to the regular employees. Though there is no justified rationale for this discrimination, the Government is continuing with the discrimination as recommended by Kamlesh Chandra Committee. The movement will no doubt continue its battle to end this discrimination also in future. There are some other important issues of GDS also are pending like the regularization of GDS; grant of prorata on the basis of the actual wages of the corresponding regular Postal Employees that existed before Nataraja Murthy Committee implementation; ending bonus discrimination; pension and social security etc.  The support and solidarity extended by the AIPEU Postman & MTS (CHQ) by issue of an indefinite strike notice from just one day after the commencement of GDS strike on 23rd May, 2018 and remaining with the struggling GDS till the last minute of the strike is giving us enough satisfaction. We have performed our historical duty as taught by our legendary leader Comrade Adinarayana. It was our P-4 that went on nationwide strike on 19th September, 1984 for the cause of ED Employees. A similar feat was required of from our P-4 and this task we have performed even in the adverse condition of all Postal Employees in all States could not jump into strike action at the call of the Federations. The reason being the unpreparedness of regular employees of some states. This weakness has to be removed by the Postal Employees movement at the shortest. Even the P-4 that has gone on solidarity strike could not boast even participation of Postman and MTS masses uniformly in all States. There was unevenness as P4 could not prepare for action in all States and could not consult the issue in its own managing body as to how to react to such an eventuality. Nevertheless, the P-4 CHQ with all sincerity stood with the GDS masses in the hour of need. That is more important. The CHQ has withdrawn the strike call only along with the struggling GDS. We will introspect in our managing bodies and try to improve our organizational strength. We also observe that some improvements in the P-4 issues also came about by our bold decision to go on indefinite strike along with the GDS.

The regular employees at the call of the NFPE Coordinating Committees have gone on solidarity strike according to their strength in some states. The number of days on strike is not important as solidarity strikes depend upon the preparedness of the regular employees as per local conditions. We salute all such COC organizations for boldly going on strike in support of GDS. The role of FNPO regular employees in some states who also went on strike also to be appreciated.

The major appreciation goes to GDS masses and their organisational leaders who came together without ego and stood together in the industrial action until success. We know there exist some ideological and organizational divide between the GDS Unions. The strike call was given by the united platform of GDS unions. However, the independent decisions that resulted in a united indefinite strike, and the stubbornness showed by the GDS leadership on the face of distractive negotiating tactics adopted by the Government side needs total appreciation. The success of the strike breaks the myth that the present Central Government cannot be pressurized by the workers. Such a united struggle alone can force the unwilling governments. The Postal Joint Council of Action shall take a leaf from the experience of the successful strike and should come forward immediately to revive the Joint Council of Action including all the GDS unions to present a formidable power of struggle of Postal Employees for future. If such a thing could emerge, then we can surmise that proper lesson has been derived from the successful and glorious GDS strike.



Saturday, June 9, 2018

NON-HOLDING OF SCHEDULED PERIODICAL MEETING
IN POSTAL CIRCLES (DOP) ORDERS

GUIDELINES FOR SETTLEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS OF PENSIONERS AND OTHERS. (Click here to view)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION POSTMEN AND MTS
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
17/3D, Type III, P&T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-10001
Com. Balkrishan H Chalke                                    Com. Debabrata Mohanty
President CHQ                                                           General Secretary
M. 09322108443                                                         M. 09437072066
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No P-IV/CHQ/Strike-04/2018-20                                                    Dated 06th June 2018
To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan
New Delhi-110001

Subject: CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF AIPEU POSTMEN AND MTS

Refe.: Our letter No. P-IV/CHQ/Strike Notice-1/2018-20 dated 8-5-2018
Sir,
            This CHQ is very much thankful for Cabinet approval of Sh. Kamlesh Chandra Committee report including Supreme Court- Judgment pay scale of Postmen Cadre Rs 3,050 / from 01.01.1996.
           
       Further remaining 8 point Charter of demands are to be settled, so the strike notice is deferred from the afternoon of 06.06.2018. This is for your kind information.

                                                                                                                                Yours sincerely,

  (Debabrata Mohanty)
General Secretary


GDS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF
GDS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF BY GDS UNIONS AFTER THE UNION CABINET APPROVED KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE REPORT.

CONGRATULATIONS
TO ALL STRIKING GDS EMPLOYEES
FOR THEIR HISTORIC STRUGGLE.
GDS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF

GDS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF BY GDS UNIONS AFTER THE UNION CABINET APPROVED KAMLESH CHANDRA COMMITTEE REPORT.

CONGRATULATIONS

TO ALL STRIKING GDS EMPLOYEES
FOR THEIR HISTORIC STRUGGLE.
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
Central Head quarters, New Delhi

BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS  -- HATS OFF
WE HAVE WON THE BATTLE
UNION CABINET APPROVED GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
FULL DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER
GDS UNIONS HAVE COME OUT WITH FLYING COLOURS
16 DAYS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF
IF ANY ADVERSE CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE GOVT ORDERS,
IF MAJOR POSITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DILUTED,
GDS UNIONS SHALL RESORT TO NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME AGAIN
CONDUCT NATIONWIDE VICTORY RALLIES AND CELEBRATIONS
***
Dear friends / comrades,

Union Cabinet today approved the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report. Full details given in the PIB Bulletin is enclosed.

An emergency meeting of all three striking GDS unions (AIGDSU, AIPEU-GDS & FNPO) held today at AIGDSU office and after reviewing the entire situation, unanimously decided to call off the 16 days historic indefinite strike of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The three GDS Unions further decided that, if any adverse conditions are there in the Govt orders, if major positive recommendations are diluted, GDS unions shall resort to nationwide agitational programmes again.

We congratulate the entire GDS who stood unitedly like a rock and defeated all the anti-strike propaganda of the Postal Board and their Agents. We salute the GDS for their courage, bravery and determination. This strike is a history and it will be written in golden letters in the history of Postal Trade Union movement and Indian working class movement. Not only all Central Trade Unions but the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) also extended full support and solidarity to this strike for emancipation of most down trodden section called GDS.

This strike is significant because, it fought against the adamant attitude of the Govt and Postal Board, rejecting their sweet-coated appeals and also threat of “withdraw the strike, then only we will talk” and finally ended in thumping victory and came out with flying colours. All credit goes to the three lakhs GDS who fought heroically and unitedly, even though they are scattered in 1,29,500 rural Branch post offices. This is the great victory of the poor, oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized section of the society who have nothing to loose but chains.

We convey our deep condolences to the families of brave GDS whose shocking sudden deaths and suicide while on strike has shaked the conscience of right thinking persons.

We convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Central Trade Unions, WFTU, Political parties, Chief Ministers, people’s representatives in Parliament and State Assemblies, distinguished personalities and all fraternal organizations and their leaders who stood with GDS in the hours of crisis and extended full support and solidarity to the striking GDS till the end of the strike. We also convey our sincere thanks to the electronic and print media of Delhi and all other states. We seek their continuous support and guidance in our future struggles for achieving our prime demand i.e., grant of civil servant status to GDS.

CONDUCT VICTORY RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

All Circle / Divisional Secretaries are requested to organize nationwide victory rallies, demonstrations and celebrations at all places on 7th & 8th June 2018.

Remember this is only one step forward and there are miles to go before we achieve our final goal – “civil servant status to all GDS”. Definitely our dreams shall become true one day. Keep the unity intact and march forward. Final victory shall be ours.

With struggle greetings,

Yours sincerely



S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU
P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS
P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS