Friday, October 30, 2015

UPU News:- Letter-Writing Competition winner honoured in Berne


Sara Jadid from Lebanon, the winner of the 44th UPU International Letter-Writing Competition, was in Berne on Wednesday at the Universal Postal Union to receive her prize from the Director General Bishar A. Hussein.


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Sara Jadid on the UPU's terrace in Berne with her certificate (Photo: Marcel Bieri/keystone)




CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO ORGANIZE NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN AND PROTEST PROGRAMME AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEMANDS

2015 NOVEMBER 2nd TO 6th
INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AMONG THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BY ORGANIZING GENERAL BODY MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, OFFICE TO OFFICE SQUAD WORK, DISTRIBUTION OF PHAMPLETS AND POSTERING

2015 NOVEMBER 6th
NATIONWIDE MASS DHARNA AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES

2015 NOVEMBER 19th
(a)   MASSIVE DHARNA AT JANTAR MANTAR, NEW DELHI. ALL NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION LEADERS (RAILWAY, DEFENCE & CONFEDERATION) AND ALL STANDING COUNCIL MEMBER WILL SIT ON DHARNA.
(b)   NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL WORK SPOTS AND OFFICES.

Dear Comrades,

The National Secretariat Meeting of the Confederation held at Hyderabad on 09th October 2015 while endorsing the decision of the National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence & Confederation) to organize massive protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th November 2015 and also Nationwide Protest Demonstration in front of all works spot & offices, has decided to further intensify the protest action against the negative attitude of the NDA Government by organizing the following programmes: -
(1)   2015 November 2nd to 6th - Campaign Week.
(2)   2015 November 6th – Nationwide Mass Dharna at all Important centres.

The Campaign and Protest Dharna will be organized mainly on the following three issues: -
(1)   Non Settlement of any of the legitimate demands raised by the JCM Staff Side, National Council by the NDA Government.
(2)   Causing engineered delay by the Government in the submission of 7th CPC report by granting four months extension upto 31st December 2015, even when the Pay Commission was ready to submit its report within the stipulated time i.e. 28th August 2015.
(3)   Unwarranted intervention of the Finance Ministry in the independent functioning of the Pay Commission by issuing a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the government and thereby to pressurize the commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation.

All affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs are requested to implement the above campaign and protest programme throughout the country in a most befitting manner.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

CABINET APPROVES BONUS CALCULATION CEILING TO RS 7,000/-


                  The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to double the wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.

         “The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs. 3,500 was approved by Union Cabinet here,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

            The amendment bill will be made effective from April 1, 2015. Now the bill will be tabled in Parliament for approval.

                The bill also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of an employee from Rs. 10,000 per month to Rs. 21,000.

             The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year.

         The bill also provides for a new proviso in Section 12 which empowers the central government to vary the basis of computing bonus.

             At present, under Section 12, where the salary or wage of an employee exceeds Rs. 3,500 per month, the minimum or maximum bonus payable to employees are calculated as if his salary or wage were Rs. 3,500 per month.

           The last amendment to both the eligibility limit and the calculation ceilings under the said Act was carried out in 2007 and was made effective from April 1, 2006.

Photos of Felicitation of Com. R.N. Parashar General Secretary AIPEU Group-C & Secretary General NFPE organized by NFPE Unions of Agra & Bareilly Regions UP Circle dated 25.10.2015 at Aligarh.

















Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HAPPY DASAHARA


7th pay commission Vs Retirement Age


Revising Retirement age does not come under the purview of 7th Pay Commission.

Recently the news about retirement age is blown out of proportion in Social Media. In Social Media it has been signaled casually that the retirement age will be brought down to 58 years. Initially it was said that 7th pay commission going to recommend the criteria for retirement age as either 33 years of Service or 60 Years of age whichever comes first.


And gradually it is reduced to 58 years of age or 33 years of service and finally ends up with 30 years of service or at the age of 55 years.

7th pay commission Vs Retirement Age

Does it worth to believe the news circulated in social media about 7th pay commission recommendation and retirement age..? We asked the Federation sources about this and they want to maintain anonymity told that it depends upon the individuals to decide whether it is true or not. We should not blame the media for everything. We should be able to know the difference between the news and rumors.

One of our Sources told that revising the retirement age will not fall under the purview of Pay commission. It should be decided by central government only. No Pay commission has recommended anything about Retirement age so far.
Federation Leaders were asked about this retirement age issue, when it became sensational in Print and e-Media, why don’t they come forward to clear the doubts on this sensational issue?. They told that they didn’t want do give importance to the rumors and hear says.

They said, “We need to clarify the doubts of our cadres across the country whenever it was rumored in social media about their service related sensational issues. But when sensational becomes routine, it’s not our business to respond to such hearsays on daily basis”

As far as retirement age is concerned we know that 7th pay commission cannot recommend revising the retirement age of central government employees, since it does not fall under the purview of 7th Pay Commission. Even we won’t accept it if the central government tries to reduce the retirement age,” the sources added.

Monday, October 19, 2015

N F P E 
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP-C 
ODISHA CIRCLE BRANCH,BHUBANESWAR-751007
Trilochan Parida R.C.Mishra
President Circle Secretary
Vice-President CHQ & Secretary RJCM
E-mail ID-p3orissa@rediffmail.com
No. UN/AIPEU, Gr-C/Odisha/10-2015 Dated-18-10-2015.
To,
Sj. Col. J.Kanhar, IPoS.
Post Master General,
Sambalpur Region, Sambalpur-768001.

Sub- Irregular continuance of IP offices in the post quarter of PM Keonjhargarh HO and no vacation till date, inspite of assurances in the Bi-Monthly meeting.
Ref- The agenda item on this issue in Bi-Monthly meeting rolled for months together & this Union’s letter of even number dated 03-08-2015, dated 23-09-2015, dated 07-10-2015 
Respected Sir,
It is matter of great concern that the letters as stated above have neither been acknowledged nor replied suitably which causes a concern to this union. 
We have been assured in the Bi-Monthly meeting that SPOs will be asked to call for willingness of eligible officials & if willingness received, action will be taken for vacation of IP offices and for its allotment to eligible official. It is to intimate that SPOs Keonjhar has not called for willingness of eligible officials and the action for vacation of the IP Offices from the post quarter has still lying hanged till date for the reason best known to the administration. 
Now, even after joining of PM Keonjhargarh, the post quarter is not still vacated though it is earmarked for PM Keonjhargarh HO.
Hence, it is once again requested for vacation IP offices functioning in the post quarter of PM Keonjhargarh at an early date for true implementation of Directorate guidelines.
KIND RESPONSE & A LINE OF REPLY IS SOLICITED.
WITH DEEP REGARDS.
Yours faithfully

(R.C.Mishra)
Circle Secretary
Copy to- Com. Amulya Mishra, Divisional Secretary Keonjhar division for information.


Circle Secretary

Sunday, October 18, 2015

           N     F     P     E 
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP-C 
ODISHA CIRCLE, BHUBANESWAR-751007 
Trilochan Parida R.C.Mishra
President Circle Secretary
Vice-President CHQ & Leader RJCM
E-mail 
ID-p3orissa@rediffmail.com
No. UN/AIPEU, Gr-C/Odisha/10-2015 Dated-17-10-2015.
To,
Sri Tilak De, IPoS.
Chief Post Master General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.
Sub- Unilateral orders to the Postal divisional heads of three regions not to grant leave to staff & recall of staff proceeded on leave on the pretext of proposed indefinite strike by AIRMS & MMS EU, Gr-C & AIRMS & MMSEU MG & MTS (NFPE & FNPO) from 15-10-2015.
Respected Sir,
It has come to the notice of this circle union that the divisional heads of postal divisions under three Regions were ordered not to grant any kind of leave to staff and also with the direction to recall the staff, proceeded on leave.
We are very much surprised on issue of such orders, denying leave to postal staff when RMS Circle wings gave the call for strike. We think, this is a negative stand by the CO & RO administration and we the Postal wings have taken this with serious concern.
Therefore, it is urged upon to issue instructions to Regional Heads of Berhampur & Sambalpur for roll back of such irregular order along with withdrawal of such unreasonable order in head quarter region to maintain peace & tranquillity in the entire Circle.

A LINE OF REPLY IS HIGHLY SOLICITED.
WITH REGARDS.
Yours faithfully
(R.C.Mishra)
Circle Secretary
Copy to- All Circle Office bearers & divisional secretaries for information.
Circle Secretary

Strong resentment of staff of CBS Offices

                         N    F    P    E
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP-C 
ODISHA CIRCLE BRANCH,BHUBANESWAR-751007
Trilochan Parida R.C.Mishra
President Circle Secretary
Vice-President CHQ & Leader RJCM

Email ID-p3orissa@rediffmail.com
No. UN/AIPEU, Gr-C/Odisha/10-2014 Dated-17-10-2015.
To,
Sri TIlak De, IPoS.
Chief Post Master General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.

Sub-Strong resentment of staff of CBS Offices on receipt of frequent irregular instructions through e-mails from CPC, Bhubaneswar not to leave offices before completion EOD, clearing of blocking validations, without taking prior permission of CPC and calling on personal phones in late night to come to office etc, arising out of frequent slow/zero connectivity – total failure of Finacle from 6AM to 4PM on dated 13-10-2015.- Protest against such inhuman orders with -out effective remedial measures for smooth running of Finacle-reg.
Ref- This Circle Union’s letter of even No. dated 20-07-2015 & 9-09-2015.
Respected Sir,
In continuation to above letters under reference, we are again compelled to bring the kind attention that no remedial measures has yet to come to enhance the connectivity between BSNL Cloud & Central Server and also with that of connectivity of all CBS offices. It has been observed that no instructions were also issued to CPC, Bhubaneswar to stop issuing of such type of derogative orders and only to pass on the instructions issued from CEPT Chennai & Infosys. Inspite of best efforts by the employees working in all CBS offices to adapt with changing scenario and to give proper services to the valued customers, the non-working of Finacle due to zero connectivity has put the staff to embracing conditions and they are facing anger of public without any fault of them.
On 13-10 -2015, there was total link failure from 6AM to 4PM and the transactions in 186 CBS offices in Odisha Circle and 6470 CBS Offices in All India level came to standstill. Before that the financle was also slow from last three weeks. The mental condition of those employees working in the CBS offices can be well guessed in facing & replying the customers, coming for transactions. In Odisha circle, it has been reported of law & order situation in Jeypore HO. It is quite obvious that if similar position will prevail without any permanent solution, then there will be same incidents in all the CBS Post Offices in Odisha Circle, as well as CBS POs in other Circles. It can be well imagined the mental condition of employees, who are facing customers and the hardship faced by them in replying them. At the same time, the problems faced by the offices having large number of BOs and the time needed be consumed after office hours by staff in updating the BO transactions with full disposal of blocking validations.
Now we have come to know as per recent instruction of SPoC CBC, Odisha that EOD will be executed at their end from 14-10-2015 after 16-15 Hrs onwards for the offices with counter transactions up to 14 Hrs and EOD execution will be done by CPC from 18-15 Hrs. onwards for offices having counter transaction up to 16 Hrs. It has been observed that the CBS CPC while execution of EOD in the night is calling the officials over their personal telephones to attend the offices, late night for clearing of EOD blocking validations which have been caused pending by SOL due to slow connectivity & frequent log-in problems and problem at Central Server, as well, which are not in control of the SOL. Further, the employees are not provided with cell phones and mobile vouchers by the Department and hence, on calling on personal mobile of CBS Staff that to in late night shows the arbitrary attitude of CBS CPC and is nothing but smashing of private & social lives of our staff. The original instruction received from CEPT and CBS Directorate in this connection has no mention about above things and CBS CPC, Odisha Circle has created its own style of functioning which has created strong resentment of staff from all CBS Offices.
We suggest the following for consideration at CO level & also for taking up the same with CBS Directorate for betterment of CBS work and to minimize the problems faced by grass root level employees.
1- To stop such type of inhuman orders, issued from CBS, CPC, Odisha
2- If the work of the day is not finished within time due to slow/zero connectivity & unseen technical problems the staff should leave the offices after end of the office and attend next day on usual time to complete previous day’s work first and then start the to-day’s work
3- The Bandwidth between BSNL Cloud and Central Server should be enhanced to 1GB to ensure smooth running of finacle 
4- All Offices should be provided with minimum Bandwidth of 512 KBPS as per formulae 256 KBPS PER NODE + 128 KBPS to ensure smooth running of finacle.
5- Provision of proper hardware to all CBS offices for timely clearance of EOD blocking validations.
6- Provision of technical & required manpower support to all CBS offices. 
7- Staff, working in CBS Offices should not be called upon on their personal mobile beyond office hours in the name clearance of blocking validation.
8- Conversion of offices to CBS may be stopped along with data migration works till satisfactory running of finacle with full connectivity. 
9- Infosys & Sify may be instructed to examine the ground level problems with working condition of our Post Offices and to set right the things accordingly without acting in monopolistic way.
We are receiving strong resentment of staff from all corners of the Circle on such irregular orders and Group-C staff, working in CBS Offices are being tortured like anything even after rendering 10 to 12 hours of duty every day. They are facing anguish of public every day due to link failure and are further taxed due to irregular orders of CPC and the tolerance has crossed all limits. It is requested for immediate remedial action to avert staff unrest.
AWAITING RESPONSE & WITH REGARDS
Yours faithfully
(R.C.Mishra)
Circle Secretary
Copy to-1) Com. R.N.Parashar, SG, NFPE & G.S AIPEU, Gr-C, CHQ, New- Delhi for information. It is requested to take up the issue at the level of Directorate on priority basis to mitigate the above problems faced by the employees, working in all CBS Offices throughout the country, as no remedial measures are forth-coming -the problems are increasing day by day and the tolerance of our employees has crossed all boundaries. It is also urged upon for inclusion of very issue as one of the agenda items in the coming indefinite strike w.e.f. 23-11-2015 for relief of our staff from great distress.
2) All Circle Office bearers & Divisional secretaries for information and they are requested to intimate in detail the problems faced by our staff, working in CBS Offices and ventilate their suggestions to overcome.


Circle Secretary

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Commemorative Postage Stamp on "Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam" released by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

A Commemorative Postage Stamp on "Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam" has been released by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communications and IT, Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon'ble Minister of Defence , Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Minister of Science and Technology at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi on 15th October, 2015.

Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Prime Minister, formally released the commemorative postage stamp on former President of India, Dr. Kalam, at DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi,


MUDRA 2015 -NFPE STUDY CLASS -PALAKKAD –KERALA

DHONI1- COM.M.B.Rajesh MP inaugurates MUDRA 2015


DHONI 2- PRAKRITI NIREEKSHAN - an adventurous trip through dhoni dense forest.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015



CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO ORGANIZE NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN AND PROTEST PROGRAMME AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEMANDS

2015 NOVEMBER 2nd TO 6th
INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AMONG THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BY ORGANIZING GENERAL BODY MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, OFFICE TO OFFICE SQUAD WORK, DISTRIBUTION OF PHAMPLETS AND POSTERING

2015 NOVEMBER 6th
NATIONWIDE MASS DHARNA AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES

2015 NOVEMBER 19th
(a)   MASSIVE DHARNA AT JANTAR MANTAR, NEW DELHI. ALL NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION LEADERS (RAILWAY, DEFENCE & CONFEDERATION) AND ALL STANDING COUNCIL MEMBER WILL SIT ON DHARNA.
(b)   NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL WORK SPOTS AND OFFICES.

Dear Comrades,

The National Secretariat Meeting of the Confederation held at Hyderabad on 09th October 2015 while endorsing the decision of the National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence & Confederation) to organize massive protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th November 2015 and also Nationwide Protest Demonstration in front of all works spot & offices, has decided to further intensify the protest action against the negative attitude of the NDA Government by organizing the following programmes: -
(1)   2015 November 2nd to 6th - Campaign Week.
(2)   2015 November 6th – Nationwide Mass Dharna at all Important centres.

The Campaign and Protest Dharna will be organized mainly on the following three issues: -
(1)   Non Settlement of any of the legitimate demands raised by the JCM Staff Side, National Council by the NDA Government.
(2)   Causing engineered delay by the Government in the submission of 7th CPC report by granting four months extension upto 31st December 2015, even when the Pay Commission was ready to submit its report within the stipulated time i.e. 28th August 2015.
(3)   Unwarranted intervention of the Finance Ministry in the independent functioning of the Pay Commission by issuing a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the government and thereby to pressurize the commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation.

All affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs are requested to implement the above campaign and protest programme throughout the country in a most befitting manner.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

Monday, October 12, 2015

Current charge of CPMG, Odisha Circle during the leave period


ORDER
Approval of the Competent Authority is hereby conveyed that Shri Jaleshwar Kanhar, PMG, Sambalpur Region, Odisha Circle will hold the current charge of CPMG, Odisha Circle during the leave period of Shri Tilak De (lPoS-1983) i.e. from 16th to 26th October,2015 in addition to his own duties and without any extra remuneration.
Sd/-
Manoj Sharma
Assistant Director General (SGP)
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PHOTOS OF ALL INDIA WOMEN`S WORKSHOP HELD AT HYDERABAD FROM 9th TO 10th OCTOBER, 2015