Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Divisional Working Committee Meeting held on 22.03.2015

CIRCULAR No. 8-2/2015

 The Divisional Union conducted its 2nd Divisional Working Committee Meeting at Postal Recreation Club, Keonjhargarh HO on 22.03.2015. All the Divisional Union Office Bearers, except Com. Raghunath Tudu, Vice president attended the above meeting. All the Working Committee Members, except Com. Mahendra Mahanta, Com. Umesh Ch. Nayak, Com. Basanta Ku. Nayak (A) and Com. Guru Govinda Naik attended the aforesaid meeting. Except Com. Rupal Rathor & Com. Chinmayee Rout, no other Mahila Sub Committee members did make it convenient to attend. Divisional Working Committee meeting started in scheduled time under the president-ship of Com. Saroj Ku. Nayak, President after paying homage to the departed souls of different leaders, intellectuals, eminent Artists and social workers, who have breathed their last since last DWC.

The Divisional Secretary, as per the instruction of the President read the proceedings of the last DWC and also the report on activities since our last DWC. The Report was unanimously approved by the House. The Financial Secretary also placed the Balance Sheet and Quota position before the House, which was also approved.

The President invited members to give their deliberations on the items of agenda of the meeting. The Divisional Secretary threw light on all the aspects of agenda items and answered to the various questions raised by the members. Com. Kirtti Ch. Das, Ex-Divisional Secretary/President, Com. Sharat Ch. Patra, Ex-Divisional Secretary/President & Com. Gayadhar Sahoo, Ex-Member, transferred to Cuttack (N) Division were honoured & felicitated with bouquet & gift for their dedicated service to the union.

It has been decided and approved in the House that a good number of Delegates/Visitors will attend 30th All India Conference at Lucknow from 04.06.2015 to 07.06.2015. The willing members are requested to remit the amount to the Divisional Secretary by 31.03.2015 for reservation of train ticket in advance.

          On event of call for All India indefinite strike by Central Postal JCA, Odisha Postal JCA has directed to hold a General Body Meeting at Keonjhargarh HO on 03.04.2015 from 10 A.M. onwards, where the Circle JCA leaders will join and address. Therefore, all the members are requested to attend the said General Body meeting in time without fail to make it a grand success.

With Revolutionary Greetings.   
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Nomination of Shri M S Raja as Staff Side Member of Standing Committee of National Council ( JCM)

Sukanya Samridhi Account - New posters

Postal JCA, Odisha Circle starts rigorous campaign for successful condutance of forthcoming indefinite strike commencing 6th May, 2015

Strike meetings conducted simultaneously at Bhadrak, Berhampur and Sambalpur on 22.03.2015 in Odisha Circle

Com B Samal, Vice-President, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle  and Com. Nirmal Singh, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, GDS (NFPE) addressed the meeting conducted by PJCA, Bhadrak Division on 22.03.2015.

Com. Ajay Ku. Rout, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhadrak Division organized the meeting.

Com. H K Sial, President, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhadrak Division presided over the meeting.

Com. Chandrabati Das, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Postman & MTS, Bhadrak Division, Com. Budhiram Das, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Bhadrak Division also addressed the meeting along with Com. Bidyadhar Jena and  Mahendra Prasad Sethi (Vice-President, NAPE, Bhadrak Division) from FNPO.

Com. Ashutosh Rout, Treasurer,  AIPEU, Group-C, Bhadrak Division gave the vote of thanks.

Friday, March 20, 2015

7th CPC scheduled meeting with NFPE on 25th March, 2015 for final deliberations



There are provisions which prescribe that a female Government servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement. During such period, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kirti Azad in the Lok Sabha today.

KSD/PK/BK/RS  (18.03.2015)
(Release ID :117270)  Source: PIB



Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2015 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Cabinet may approve 6 percent DA hike next week

Written By Admin on March 15, 2015 | Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cabinet may approve 6 percent DA hike next week: The Sen Times

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance (DA) to 113 per cent from existing 107 per cent benefiting 30 lakh central government employees and 50 lakh pensioners in its meeting scheduled in next week.

“The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and dearness relief for its pensioners to 113 per cent in next week as per agenda listed for the meeting,” a source said.

The hike in DA would be effective from the January 1 this year.

As per practice, the government uses Consumer Price Index- Industrial Workers ( CPI-IW) data of the past 12 months to arrive at a quantum for the purpose of any DA hike.

Thus, the CPI-IW from January 1 to December 31, 2014 would be used to take a final call on the matter.
The CPI (IW) of the months January, February, March, April, May, June and July were 237, 238, 239, 242, 244, 246 and 252 respectively.

The consumer price index -industrial workers (CPI-IW) remained stationery at 253 for last five months August to December, 2014.

“The average of the consumer price index -industrial workers (CPI-IW) from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 works out to be 6.3 per cent. Thus the Central government will hike dearness allowance for it employees by 6 per cent,” the source added.

However, the employees’ bodies are pressing hard to merger of 50 percent DA with basic pay but it has not been given heed by the seventh Pay Commission as well as the government.

The merger of 50 percent DA was discontinued in the Sixth Pay Commission but the Fifth Pay Commission had recommended that if the DA crosses more than 50 percent then it should be clubbed with the basic pay.

Read at: The Sen Times

Sukanya Samriddhi Account Vs PPF: 10 Things to Know

         The recently launched Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) can be useful instruments for saving for the future needs of the children. The Sukanya Samriddhi Account can only be opened in the name of the girl child while PPF scheme can be availed by all. Experts say PPF scores over Sukanya Samriddhi Account in terms of liquidity (partial withdrawal facility) and other flexibilities. But Sukanya Samriddhi Account could potentially give higher returns, they add.

Eligibility: A Sukanya Samriddhi Account can be opened by the guardian in the name of a girl child till she attains the age of ten years. Only one account is allowed per girl child. Parents can open this account for a maximum of two children.

Limit: An investor can open PPF accounts in the name of minors but a maximum of Rs. 
1.5 lakh can be deposited every year including all the accounts. In case of Sukanya Samriddhi Account, a maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh can be deposited per account.

Account Opening: A Sukanya Samriddhi Account can be opened with an amount of Rs.
1,000 while it is Rs 100 for a PPF account. Both these accounts can be opened at post offices and banks.

A charge of Rs 50 will be levied both in Sukanya Samriddhi Account and PPF if the minimum contribution is not made every year.

Minimum and maximum contribution: In an Sukanya Samriddhi Account, a minimum of Rs. 1,000 has to be deposited every year and the maximum limit is Rs. 1.5 lakh. And there is no limit on number of deposits either in a month or in a financial year.

In case of PPF, an individual but has to deposit a minimum of Rs. 500 in a financial year while the maximum limit is Rs.1,50,000. And deposits can be made in lump-sum or in 12 installments.

Maturity: The Sukanya Samriddhi Account can be closed after the girl child in whose name the account was opened completes the age of 21. If account is not closed after maturity, the balance will continue to earn interest as specified for the scheme from time to time. The maturity period of a PPF account is 15 years but it can be extended in blocks of five years.

Taxation: In terms for taxation, deduction up to Rs. 1.5 lakh is allowed under Section 80C in both the Sukanya Samriddhi Account and PPF. Also, both the schemes qualify for tax-free status on withdrawal and interest income.

Withdrawal: Partial withdrawal is permissible every year from the seventh financial year of opening the PPF account. In case of Sukanya Samriddhi Account, up to 50 per cent of the accumulated amount can be withdrawn after the account holder turns 18 while full withdrawal is possible after she turns 21.

Interest rate: The interest rate on Sukanya Samriddhi Account and PPF is not fixed. The government will every year declare the interest rate of the scheme. For 2014-15, the government would be paying 9.1 per cent interest on Sukanya Samriddhi Account against 8.7 per cent on PPF.

Loan: A loan facility is available from the third financial year of opening the PPF account. In Sukanya Samriddhi Account there is no such facility.

What Experts Say: Anil Rego, CEO of Right Horizons, a wealth management firm, said the choice between Sukanya Samriddhi Account and PPF is a trade-off between more flexibility and higher returns. PPF offers more flexibility while Sukanya Samriddhi Account can potentially give higher returns, he added. Investors with surpluses can look at the distributing their investments in both the schemes, Mr Rego added.

Suresh Sadagopan, the founder of Ladder 7 Financial Advisories, says both the Sukanya Samriddhi Account and PPF are similar schemes in nature in the debt space under Section 80C. The Sukanya Samriddhi Account is a good alternative if investors are comfortable at locking their money for a long time, he added.

Source : NDTV

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Postal JCA, Odisha Circle announces rigorous campaign programmes for thundering success of the proposed nation-wide Indefinite Strike commencing 6th May, 2015 declared by Central JCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, NUGDS and AIPEU GDS(NFPE) on 40 point charter of demands



Meeting with with PJCA
The Chairman / Secretary
Postal Joint Council of Action

Subject:   Meeting held with PJCA on 05/02/2015 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts)

Dear Sir,

       As decided vide Point 2 of the minutes of  above meeting, this is to inform you that the proposal of GDS for their inclusion within the terms of reference of 7th CPC has been endorsed to the Department of Expenditure for re-consideration.                                                                                                                                 Sd/-
                                                                                      (Arun Malik)
                                                                      Director (SR & Legal)

Friday, March 6, 2015


International Women's Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our international women’s day.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

      Various organisations identify their own International Women's Day theme, specific to their local context and interests. Many charities, NGOs and Governments also adopt a relevant theme or campaign to mark the day. For example, organisations like the UN, Oxfam, Women for Women, Care International, Plan, World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and more - run exciting and powerful campaigns that raise awareness and encourage donations for good causes. The UN has been declaring an annual equality theme for many years.



Com.Kirtti C handra Das, a veteran leader of our union has retired from service on 28.02.2015. He was a dedicated member as well as a veteran leader of our union. Remaining the member of our union through out his entire service he led the union as Divisional President, Secretary & also Circle committee office bearer to cater the need of fellow staff. We have missed a dynamic personality for our union. The Divisional union, Keonjhar conveys warm greetings at his victorious retirement after rendering an unblemished service & wish him a peace & prosperous life.

Postal JCA, Bhubaneswar ( NFPE Unions) conducted the lunch hour demonstration in front of Divisional Office on 03.03.2015 against Budget-2015

Com. B Samal Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division and Convenor, Divisional JCA leaded the programme


long dharana programme successfully on 02.03.2015