Wednesday, January 30, 2013



We, the Postal employees, have a proud and inspiring history of participating in the freedom struggle of our country against the British imperialism and in the post-independent India against the onslaughts of the retrograde policies of the Government of India. Many of our leaders and comrades have sacrificed their life for the cause of the coming generation. Job security, wages, pension and other service benefits are all the outcome of the struggle and sacrifice of hundreds and thousands of such comrades. They faced dismissal, removal, suspension, increment cut, transfer to remote places, break-in-service and other severe victimisations. Dies-non was not at all a punishment for them. They never complained about wage-cut due to dies-non. Not even a single benefit was given by the Government without struggle and consequent heavy victimisations. 1st to 6th Pay Commissions were appointed by the Government only after the united struggle of the employees, each time.
Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation. The ill-effects of the neo-liberal economic policies of the Central Government has become the greatest threat to the survival of the entire working class, especially Central Government employees including five and a half lakhs Postal, R M S and Gramin Dak Sevaks. The question before us is -Are we able to protect our job security and hard-earned benefits? Are we ready to fight or are we going to surrender before this attack? The answer is - No. We are not going to surrender. We will continue our fight till the imperialist globalisation policies are thrown to winds, just as we have thrown the British imperialism out of our country. We are not alone, crores and crores of workers and employees are with us in this fight. We are ready for sacrifice. We are not going to run away from our responsibilities. We shall face the challenge and continue our fight to change the system in our favour. Ultimate victory will be ours.
It is this uncompromising spirit and the readiness for sacrifice, that made National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) to join the two-days historic strike of the working class on 2013 February 20, 21. The strike is being organised by the entire trade unions including INTUC, BMS and the left trade unions. In the Postal, the strike is organised by Central JCA, including NFPE and the INTUC affiliated FNPO. This is the first time in the history of India a cent per cent united strike of 48 hours by all the Unions and Federtions is taking place. More than ten crores workers will participate in the strike. The working class of India, in one voice, demand the UPA Government to change the imperialist globalisation policies.
Central Government employees are the first victims of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government from 1991 onwards. During the last twenty years about eight lakhs posts are abolished. Still five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various departments. Many departments are closed or privatised. More and more casual and contract workers are engaged. Social security schemes, including statutory Pension scheme are given a go-bye. Instead, share market oriented contributory Pension scheme is introduced. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are denied of their legitimate rights. Casual, Part-time, contingent employees are not given their due wage revision. Even compassionate appointments are denied imposing arbitrary restrictions. Bonus ceiling not raised. Further the Government has declared the National Postal Policy 2012 which is nothing but a road-map to privatisation of Postal Services by granting licences to the multi-national courier services.
The demand for appointment of 7th Pay Commission is not yet accepted, inspite of the thundering success of the 12th December 2012 strike organised by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers. As an impact of the strike, all the Central Trade Unions have submitted a memorandum to the Finance Minister to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the February 2013 budget itself. Still the Government is silent on Pay Commission and merger of 50% DA. February 20, 21 strike is a continuation of 12th December strike.
The steep rise in prices of essential commodities, disbanding of the public distribution system, deregulation of petrol and diesel prices , disinvestment of public sector, rise in unemployment, shrinking of employment opportunities, proposed move to amend the labour laws in favour of the employers, attack on social security, denial of assured pension for all, introduction of contract and casual labour system in all sectors, denial of minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- to industrial workers, refusal to remove bonus and PF ceilings etc. are all due to this neo-liberal economic policies.
The attack is all round. To save the Postal, to save the Central Govt. departments, to save the public sector, to save the common people and workers of our country including Postal employees the only way out is to fight back these policies. Let us wholeheartedly join this struggle and make it a historic success.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Odisha Circle JCA served February 20-21 , 2013 two-days strike notice to the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle.

Conducting a mass demonstration programme in the campus of the office of the Chief PMG Odisha Circle today at 13.30 hours, the Circle JCA served the two-days all India Strike Notice to the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle.
The demonstration programme was addressed by Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secy., P-III & Vice-President, CHQ, Com. B Samal, Asst. Circle Secy, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Odisha Circle and Divisional Secretary, Bhubaneswar and Com. H K Mohanty, Circle Secy., R-IV from NFPE and Com. Damodar Mishra CS, P-III and Com. Goutam Das , CS, NUGDS from FNPO.The programme was participated by the P-III, P-IV and GDS comrades of Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar RMS and Circle Office.


  February 20,21,2013 General Strike - Let us write its historic success

In the National Convention of Workers called by the 11 Central Trade Unions including INTUC, CITU, AITUC, BMS etc., a clarion call was made to organise Two Days Strike on 20-21 February 2013 against the anti-worker policies of the Government and demanding settlement of the issues of the workers, especially in the unorganised sector.
The National Convention of Workers held on 4th September, 2012 in the capital expressed its deep concern and anguish at the total non-response of the Govt. to address the burning Issues of the working people viz containing price-rise, universalisation of social security rights for unorganized sector workers, ensuring proper minimum wages, mass scale contractorisation, rampant violation of labour laws and onslaught on trade union rights etc., despite consistent persuasion by all in united platform of the entire trade union movement in the country through various forms of countrywide programmes and agitations in a democratic manner since last three years. The workers continuous agitations over the years have been simply ignored and side lined and there is no sign of turn the tables on its own by the present Government.
The Govt. is continuing the same anti people economic policy even seeking to enact legislations in all sectors like FDI in retail and pension that run contrary to the interest of working people and their social security rights besides generating a severe recessionary impact on the national economy.
When all the central trade unions irrespective of their political affiliation are united and issued a strike call to save the nation and its working class in particular, all the other trade unions and organisations have no the only option to fall line with the main stream of the working class and accordingly all the National Federations, All India Unions etc. have already endorsed the strike call of all the central trade unions and preparing for an effective strike. As usual, in its own traditions and the policy decision, the NFPE has already decided and declared to go on strike as per the decisions of the Confederation and started preparations. FNPO has also decided to join the strike and accordingly in the postal sector, the call was given on behalf of the Postal JCA by incorporating the sectional demands of the postal and CG employees’ demands.
The Confederation and the Postal JCA have already released its tour programme to organise the workers for the effective participation in the strike. We cannot be in isolation when the entire working class agitate to save the workers and the common people from the retrograde policies of the present Government. Even though we may have some local problems to organise another strike within two months, we must take it as a challenge and see the cent per cent participation of our membership. It is possible and we are capable of it. We are not going to lose big things except the wages. But it will certainly realise the Govt that the workers are having the right to strike and will not tolerate any decisions affecting the working class and the common people at large.
Never before in the history of the country there has been a nation-wide general strike for two days. There are no such instances in the past where trade unions irrespective of their political affiliations have come together in this manner.
It is our boundan duty to make the strike an historic success in the postal sector. Please organise Gate Meetings and organise comrades for the massive participation in the ensuing strike. Please visit all offices and garner support from all corners duly explaining the justification of demands and our role and responsibilities. Let us take pledge and organise for the ensuing strike.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and Eligibility for two family pensions- clarification regarding.

Please CLICK HERE to view O M NO.l/33/2012-P&PW (E), dated 16th January, 2013 issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PoGo& Pensions, Govt. of India.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013






Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF & SEWA has demanded the Central Govt. to appoint 7th Central Pay Commission and also to raise the income tax exemption ceiling for salaried workers to five lakhs per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.

The demand is raised in the joint memorandum submitted by the leaders of the above Central Trade Unions to Sri. P.Chidambaram, Hon’ble Minister of Finance Govt. of India on 03.01.2013, when they attended a meeting called by Finance Minister for pre-budget consultations.

Relevant portion of the memorandum is reproduced below:
“The revision of wages and various service conditions of the Government employees is already due. Constitution of the VIIth Pay Commission be announced in this Budget”

“Income tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs.5 lakhs per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net is totality”

Seventh Pay Commission: Question pending in Parliament--

Seventh Pay Commission for Central Government Employee
The early constitution of Seventh Pay Commission is major demand of Confederation.

A massive rally organized by Confederation on 26th July, 2012 with a call of one day token strike on 12th December.

The similar matter is also pending in current 226th session of Rajya Sabha.

The following questions on setting up of Seventh Pay Commission from Shri Balwinder Singh, Member of Parliament was scheduled to answer from Finance Ministry on 9th August is still pending:-

(a) whether Government intends to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission for the Central Government employees;

(b) if so, by when;

(c) whether the Thirteenth Finance Commission has also recommended for an increase in pay of Central Government employees from the future date; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

Clarification on expansion of clientele eligible for PLI - reg.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Application for working in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar on deputation.

Department of Posts, India
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle,
Bhubaneswar – 751 001.

All SSPOs/SPOs in Headquarter Region
The S.S.R.M., RMS ‘N’Division.

No. PMU/1-4/2012 Dated at Bhubaneswar the 11-01-2013

Sub: Application for working in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar on deputation.

Applications in prescribed proforma (Attached) are invited from willing Postal/ Sorting Assistants for deputation to Circle Office to work in Planning Monitoring Unit under IT Modernization Programme 2012. The willing candidates should have fulfilled the following terms conditions. The applications duly recommended by Divisional Heads should reach this office on or before 17-01-2013. The official so selected should be relieved immediately by the Divisional Authority.

1. He/She should have completed 2 years of regular service as Postal/ Sorting Assistant.
2. He/She should have adequate knowledge in operation of computers, MS Office Words and MS Office Excel.
3. He/She should not have any pending Vigilance/ Disciplinary cases.
4. The period of deputation shall be for maximum of 4(Four) years.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.
Yours faithfully,
(S. Mishra)
Asst. Director(FS)
for Chief P.M.G., Odisha Circle,


Name of the official


Office of working

Date of birth

Date from which working continuously in PA/SA cadre

Educational/ Technical qualification

Whether possess working knowledge in MS Word and MS Excel

Whether any Disc/ Vig case is pending against the official

Recommendation of Divisional Head

Signature of applicant

Proposal for grant of honorarium/incentive to the System Manager/Administrator.

                                            Department of Posts, India
                                  Office of the Chief Postmaster General,
                                     Orissa Circle, Bhubaneswar - 751001.

No.TO/3-26/2010                                              Dated at Bhubaneswar- the 10.01.2012


The PMG Sambalpur Region
Bhubaneswar/Puri/Sundargarh Division.
Cuttack North/Dhenkanal/Bolangir/Keoinjhar Division

Sub:- Proposal for grant of honorarium/incentive to the System Manager/Administrator.

There is process for grant of honorarium/incentive to the following System Manager / Administrator of Odisha Circle for their performance in computerisation work.

Sl No Name Division Office where working

1 Saroj Kumar Mohapatra Dhenkanal Angul HO
2 Maheswar Senapati Bolangir Bolangir HO
3 Madhab Chandra Pradhan Samabalpur Sambalpur HO
4 Thandaram Pradhan Sambalpur Jharsuguda HO
5 Rajkumar Behera Samabalpur Baragarh HO
6 Rajesh Hota Sundargarh Sundargarh HO
7 Manoj kumar Patel Sundargarh Sundargarh HO
8 Sudipta Bhanu Hota Keonjhar Keonjhar HO
9 Amulya kumar Mishra Keonjhar Keonjhargarh HO
10 Bishnu Prasad Panda Bhubaneswar Bapujinagar SO
11 Dillip Kumar Satpathy Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar GPO
12 Manoranjan Ghadei Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar GPO
13 Ramesh Chandra Mohapatra Puri Puri HO
14 Madhusudan Tudu Puri Nayagarh HO
15 Satyabrata Gahan Cuttack North Kendrapara HO
16 Phalguni Kumar Das Cuttack North Kabirpur SO
17 Debashish Dash Cuttack North O/o SPOs Cuttack North

The honorarium/incentive is proposed as a whole on the contribution of the System Manager/Administrator to make the computerisation grand success. The work i.e. updation of Sanchay Post 6.6.1, Sanchay Post -7, Meghdoot 6.6, Meghdoot 7.0 and the activation of iMO, eMO, IMTS, FTP is taken into consideration. Their work during office hour and beyond office hour is taken into consideration on this issue. In course of process, it is required to submit reply on following points for decision on this issue.

1. Whether the work for which honorarium has been claimed has been under taken with the prior consent of the competent authority and its amount has been settled in advance.
2. Whether due regard has been paid to the general principle enunciated in FR-II.
3. How the amount of honorarium proposed i.e Rs.4000/- per system administrator has been arrived at.
I am directed to request to communicate your considered views on this issue, on above points for decision on grant of honorarium/incentive to the System, Manager/Administrator mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,
Asst.Director (TO/BD)
O/o CPMG, Orissa Circle

Saturday, January 12, 2013



D.G. Posts No. A-34012/01/2013-DE dated 9th January, 2013.
(A) Centralized Examinations
S. No.
Name of Examination
Proposed Schedule tentatively
Inspector of Posts Examination
7th & 8th September 2013
PS Group ‘B’ Examination
9.6.2013 Sunday
Postmaster Grade-I Exam
9.6.2013 Sunday
LGO Examination for Pas/SAs in Circles
9th September, 2013
Junior Engineer (C&E) Examination
Will be notified after receipt of Question Banks and syllabus revised.
Asstt. Engineer (C&E) Examination
Sr. Postmaster Examination
Tentatively proposed to be held in November 2013.
PAs/SAs Direct Recruitment Examination
20th October 2013 for 2013 vacancies.
Assistant Manager(MMS)
Will be notified after receipt of revised Recruitment rules.
Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO)
(B) Decentralized Examination
Confirmation Examination for direct recruit Jr. Accountants in PAO
11th & 12th May, 2013
LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs
15th & 16th June 2013
LGOs Examination for promotion to Assistant of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO
21st July 2013
Postman Examination
To be held in November 2013 for 2013 vacancies.
Direct Recruitment to Multi-Tasking Staff
Departmental Examination for promotion to LDCs in PAOs from Stores and MTS