Monday, March 24, 2014

Official website for 7th CPC by Finance Ministry.

Finance Ministry opens new link for Seventh CPC.
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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

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 the existing 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 here 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.




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


Lessons from our Experiences.
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.

S B Order No. 04/2014 : Revision in interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.04.2014

Computation of reservation — Implementation of the Judgment of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind 86 Ors.

International Women's Day Celebrations





Thursday, March 13, 2014

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2014— Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

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2014 may 26th­­ & 27 th

aipeu group-c special all india convention of divisional / Branch secretaries &
circle secretaries
national workshop on 7th pay commission memorandum on P-3 specific issues

venue: shah auditorium, 2, rajniwas marg, delhi-110054, near metro station, civil lines (gates 1 & 3).

delegate fee: Rs. 700 per head (Rs. Seven hundred only)

Circular No.P3/Workshop/2014 Dated - 10-03-2014


1. All Circle Secretaries, AIPEU Group-C
2. All Divisional/Branch Secretaries, AIPEU Group-C

Dear Comrades,

As already mentioned in the last month’s “General Secretary’s Desk” a Special Convention and Workshop of all Circle Secretaries and Divisional/Branch Secretaries of AIPEU Group-C will be held on 2014 May 26th & 27th (Monday, Tuesday) at Shah Auditorium, New Delhi, exclusively to discuss the P-3 specific issues and for preperation of the draft memorandum of AIPEU Group-C (CHQ) to be submitted to the 7th Central Pay Commission. The draft memorandum prepared in the workshop will be placed in the website and also before the Central Working Committee of AIPEU Group-C (CHQ) to be held in August 2014 in Andhra Pradesh Circle, for final approval.

All Circle/Divisional Secretaries of AIPEU Group-C are requested to attend the convention and Workshop without fail. If any Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretary cannot attend due to unavoidable circumstances, one representative should be deputed on behalf of Divisional / Branch/ Circle Union. Limited number of special visitors will also be allowed to attend. Please book your tickets well in advance. Please convene your Divisional/Branch/Circle Working Committees/Circle Councils before coming to Delhi and discuss and finalise all P-3 specific points to be included in the 7th CPC Memorandum in a most democratic and transparent manner. Suggestions should be the outcome of collective discussion and collective wisdom. Active involvement of rank and file members may also be ensured in the process.

Delegate Fee:

As CHQ is holding the Special Convention and Workshop at New Delhi itself it is decided to fix delegate fee of Rs.700/- (Rs. Seven hundred only) per head. Food (only lunch and Tea) and accommodation (hall with floor beddings and bath room facilities) will be provided by CHQ. Delegate fee is reduced from Rs.1,000/- to Rs.700/- as the Breakfast and Dinner is not arranged by CHQ. Convention will be from 11 AM to 7 PM on both days. The rent of the AC Auditorium for two days itself comes to Rs. One Lakh Twenty Thousand (Rs.1,20,000). AC is required as May is the hottest season in Delhi. Draft memorandum prepared by CHQ will be supplied in the convention/workshop along with file.



All CHQ Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries who are attending the 4th April 2014 Nagpur Confederation National Convention and also the 26th & 27th May, 2014 Delhi Convention and Workshop on 7th CPC P-3 specific Memorandum are requested to bear their TA/DA from their respective Circle Unions. As the CWC is to be held in the month of August 2014 in Andhra Pradesh Circle and again in November 2014 at Jamnagar (Gujarat) in connection with the final ceremony of NFPE Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, we have to pay the TA/DA to all office bearers and Circle Secretaries (CWC members) attending the CWC. Paying TA/DA for Nagpur and Delhi conventions also will result in huge expenditure for the CHQ. All CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to co-operate and bear with the CHQ.

Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries - Your Attention Please:

As we have to devote full two days for discussion and preparation of P-3 memorandum to be submitted to 7th CPC, we will not be getting any time to discuss the pending problems of Circle/Divisional/Branch Unions. Hence there will not be any discussion on Circle/Divisional/Branch level pending issues in the Special Convention & Workshop. However the CHQ want to consolidate all pending problems of Circles/Divisions (other than Pay Commission related issues) and the General Secretary will explain the position of each case in the Special Convention/Workshop.

In order to facilitate the CHQ to consolidate and reply the position / action taken in respect of all the important pending issues in the Convention/Workshop, all Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to fill up the enclosed Proforma-I and send it to the CHQ on or before 30th April, 2014. Please ensure that the report is sent before the cut-off date without fail, ie. before 30-04-2014. Please fill up Proforma-II also and send it before 30-4-2014, so that CHQ can provide accommodation only for those delegates who actually want it. It is presumed that many delegates may hire hotel accommodation at their own cost.

Enrol New Members in the month of April, 2014.

In some circles, in each Division, there are employees who are not yet enrolled as members in any union (Non-members). Similarly some employees from other unions may be willing to join our Union. Further many new-recruits who joined the department are yet to be enrolled as members under check-off system (Recovery of subscription from pay-roll). All the above categories of employees are to be enrolled in the membership of AIPEU Group-C in the month of April. All Divisional/Branch Secretaries and Circle Secretaries are requested to make a special drive to collect the declaration from all non-members in April, 2014. Declaration should be submitted in the same proforma submitted at the time of membership verification. Signature of Director (SR) not required. No other change. Modified order of Directorate already cancelled and old order stands. White paper application not enough. It should be in the proforma itself. Please note.

Yours sincerely,

(M. Krishnan,)

General Secretary,

Contact Numbers and Email ID in connection with the P-3 National Convention & Workshop.

1. Com. R. Sivannarayana : 08800668939

President (CHQ) 011-25706040 (CHQ)

2. Com. Balwinder Singh : 09868853970

Financial Secretary (CHQ) 011-25706040 (CHQ)

3. Com. N. Subramanian : 07838019997

Deputy General Secretary (CHQ) 011-25706040 (CHQ)

4. Email ID of CHQ :

all india postal employees union group-c

............................................ Branch / division / circle branch

proforma - I

(To be submitted to CHQ by Emial or Speed Post on or before 30-04-2014)

1. Name of the Division/Branch :
2. Name of the Circle :
3. Name of Divisional/Branch Secretary :
4. Name of Circle Secretary :

5. Present full Postal Address with :

Pincode. (Please give correct full


6. Mobile Number :
7. Email ID :

8. Pending problems to be settled at

All India level by CHQ

(Please attach seperate paper. Please

given full details of each case

separately and briefly).

9. Pending problems to be settled at :

Circle level by Circle Unions:

(Please attachseperate paper.

Please given full details of each case

separately and briefly).

10. Whether Monthly meetings with :

Divisional head is being held regularly.

Reason for non-holding, if any.

11. Whether Circle level RJCM :

Four monthly and Bi-monthly

meetings are being held regularly.

Reason for non-holding, if any.

Place: Signature:

Date : Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretary:

Submitted to: 1) Com. M. Krishnan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group-C (CHQ)

Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot,

New Delhi - 110008.

Email ID of CHQ:

Email ID of GS :

all india postal employees union group-c

..................... Branch / Division/Circle Branch.

Proforma - II

(To be submitted to CHQ by Email or Speed Post on before 30-04-2014)

1. Name of the Division/Branch :
2 Name of the Circle :
3. Number of Delegates attending

the Convention and workshop

from Division/Branch (Visitors

not compulsory. Only limited

visitors are allowed)

4. Delegates arriving at New Delhi

on (Date) :

5. Departure from New Delhi on

(Date) :
6. Whether staying at the

accomodation arranged by :

CHQ ( Hall with floor beddings)

or arranging own accomodation

seperately at your cost

7. Mobile Number of Divisional / :

Branch Secretary.
8. Email ID of Divisional/Branch Secretary :

Signature :

Name :

Division :


Non Gazetted officers Association, Andaman & Nicobar Island

NFPE, Chennai City North Division

C-O-C Delhi

NFPE, Meghdoot Bhawan, Guwahati, Assam

C-O-C Karnataka, GPO Bangalore

NFPE, Guntur Division

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Proposals of Retirement age 62 and 50% DA Merger..?

Written By Admin on March 1, 2014 | Saturday, March 01, 2014

Modest Expectation for 50% DA Merger still on the cards

The expectations will not subside until the central government makes it clear whether 50% DA Merger will be approved or not. Though there were mixed news about whether 50% DA Merger is approved or not, Railway and Defence Federation’s Leaders told that the 50% DA merger was approved by the Cabinet. A website belongs to an important railway federation also flashed a news confirming merger of 50% DA is approved by the cabinet. Sometime later it changed its stand and removed the flash news

One of the News Media also confirmed that 50% DA is approved by the cabinet. But so far any announcement in this regard has not been come from the Government. Some Leaders of the Federations told, ‘when we had a talk with them, initially the central government agreed in principle to merge the 50% of Dearness Allowance and its decision was expected from the cabinet meeting held yesterday evening. But we are unaware of the reason for the government not announcing its decision.’

Earlier reports claimed that the government was considering 50% DA Merger and increasing retirement age to 62. But a source close to official side said these will be a part of Terms of Reference of 7th Pay Commission and the Panel , however, can recommend this later

Everybody feels, still it is an incomplete picture, as the government has not declared it is done