Wednesday, July 26, 2017

       FOR  23rd AUGUST-2017        
TODAY ON 26th  JULY,2017


Report of Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan
NEW DELHI ON 26th JULY, 2017
            In continuation of phased agitational programme as third phase programme a massive Dharna under banner of NFPE was organized at Dak Bhawan New Delhi since 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. All General Secretaries & Secretary General NFPE lead today on date 26.07.2017 the Dharna Programme . Hundreds of All India and Circle leaders of all NFPE unions from all corners of country participated in Dharna.

            A meeting was conducted at place of Dharna, which was Presided over by Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE. In the beginning Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE elaborately described the need of agitational programmes including one day strike on 23rd August, 2017. He described the importance of all 10 demands mentioned in Charter of Demands which are of most importance for Postal employees. He stated that the all three phased programmes are grand success. He appealed to all to make the One Day Strike for date 23rd August -2017 a Historic Success to achieve our genuine and most justified demands.

            All leaders i.e. Coms. M. Krishnan Secretary General Confderation ,A. Manoharan, Working President – NFPE, S.A.R. Mazgaonkar , Working President, P-III, K.P. Singh , AGS-R-III, Vikram Shah, General Secretary P-IV, K.K. Sharma, Vice President ,NFPE and Treasurer –R-IV, U.S. Chakraborty General Secretary – Admn. Union , S.B. Yadav , General Secretary –Postal Accounts, Virendra Tiwari General Secretary –SBCO Employees Association, P. Panduranga Rao, General Secretary –GDS, P.Mohan, General Secretary Casual Labourers Union , Deep Chand & Shankar Pal Singh , AIPRPA, Bali Ram Circle Secretary R-III UP, Shesh Mani Tripathi Circle Secretray P-III UP & Ravi Circle President , GDS Union Punjab and Com. Gita Bhattacharjee, Asstt. Convenor, Women Committee , Confederation addressed the meeting.

            All leaders present in the Dharna assured the NFPE leadership to make the One Day Strike on 23rd August-2017 a Historic Success and they appealed to all to make it Historic Success.

            The Dharna was ended with shouting of revolutionary slogans.

Recommended Allowance by GDS Pay Committee 2016 - An Overview.

Recommended Allowance by GDS Pay Committee 2016 - An Overview.

WExisting Allowance for Gramin Dak Sevak Recommended by Previous GDS Pay Committee which is adding to the GDS TRCA at present.
Recommended Allowance By GDS Pay Committee 2016.

Dearness Allowance : -

GDS should be paid same percentage of DA as paid to the central government employees from time to time.

Composite Allowance : -

-:GDSs Working in GDS Post Offices:-
BPMs providing GDS Post Office Accommodation which meets the prescribed standards.
@Rs. 1600/-
BPMs providing Accommodation which does not meets the prescribed standards.
@Rs. 1100/-
BPMs having Post Office in rent free government Accommodation and staying in the Post Village.
@rs. 1100/-
Assistant BPMs working in GDS post office and staying in the post village should be paid.
@Rs. 800/-
-:GDSs working in Departmental Post offices:-
Dak Sevaks working in “X” Class Cities/Towns @Rs. 2400/-
Dak Sevaks working in “Y” Class Cities/Towns @Rs. 1600/-
Dak Sevaks working in “Z” Class Cities/Towns @Rs.800/- 
Cash Conveyance Allowance : -
BPM/ABPM/Dak Savak may be paid minimum Rs. 50/- rupees for conveyance of cash up to Rs. 50,000/-. They may be paid Rs. 10/- for conveyance of every additional Rs. 10,000/-. 

Children Education Allowance : -
GDSs should be paid children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum for maximum of two children. This amount may be paid in two installments. 

Combined Duty Allowance : -
-:Recommended Daily Rates:-
  • BPMs doing combined duty of ABPM in same office. @Rs. 65/- per working day for maximum 89 days at a stretch.
  • ABPMs doing combined duty of BPM in same office. @Rs. 75/- per working day for maximum 89 days at a stretch.
  • Dak Sevaks doing combined duty of another Dak Sevaks in same office. @Rs. 65/- per working day for maximum 89 days at a stretch.
Revenue Linked Allowance : -
  • BPMs should be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @ Rs. 10% of the total amount of additional revenue generated beyond prescribed norms in a month. Revenue Linked Allowance will not be applicable for other GDS.
Risk and Hardship Allowance : -
  • Risk and Hardship Allowance should be paid @ Rs. 500/- per month to the GDSs working in areas which are indentified for payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance as per 7th CPC recommendations.

Monday, July 24, 2017


National Federation of Postal Employees 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                  e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website:
No. PF-16/2017                                                                               Dated: 22nd July, 2017
            Shri A. N. Nanda,
            Department of Posts,
            DakBhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - PO & RMS Accountant’s Special Allowance – reg.
            As you are aware 7th CPC has recommended as follows:
“Para 8.2.5 – The General approach adopted by the Commission is as under –
1.    We have considered all allowances reported to us, in this chapter. Any allowances, not mentioned here (and hence not reported to the Commission), shall cease to exist immediately. In case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of an existing allowance which has not been deliberated upon or covered in this report, it should be re-notified by the Ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of Ministry of Finance and should be put in the public domain”
            One of the most important allowance relating to Postal department i.e.; PO & RMS Accountant Special Allowance did not find any mention in the 7th CPC report, as Department of Posts has failed to report that allowance to 7th CPC. Subsequently when Govt. constituted an Allowance Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance Expenditure, JCM Staff side and NFPE has submitted a memorandum to the Committee and requested restoration and enhancement of the allowance. It is told that Department of Posts also submitted the case to Allowance Committee for restoration. But unfortunately, in the notification issued by the Govt. after acceptance of Allowance Committee report by Cabinet, the PO & RMS Accountant Special Allowance is not mentioned. Finance Ministry has issued an order that all other allowances which is not mentioned in the Govt. notification on allowances stands abolished and drawal of such allowances should be discontinued with effect from 01.01.2017. Accordingly field units have stopped drawal of PO & RMS Accountant Special Allowance.
            In order to become eligible to be posted as PO & RMS Accountant and official should qualify an examination called PO & RMS Accountant examination, which covers the knowledge in almost all rules of Postal Department spread in various manuals and Rule Books. The PO & RMS Accountant’s job profile requires deep knowledge in rules and is of higher responsibility when compared to the work of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant. In fact, taking into consideration the nature of duties, responsibilities and Accountability of the post, we have demanded higher pay scale (LSG pay scale) for PO & RMS Accountants.
            In the above circumstances, it is a grave injustice to discontinue the PO & RMS Accountant’s Special Allowances. Employees should not be made to suffer due to the omission and failure on the part of the Department of Posts to report this Allowance to the 7thCPC with full justification for enhancement.
            I request your immediate intervention in this case, so that action will be taken to restore the Allowance with effect from 01.07.2017.
With regards,
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to: -
All CWC Members
All Circle Secretaries
National Federation of Postal Employees 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                  e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website:
Ref. PF/67-13/2017                                                                         Dated – 22.07.2017
            The Secretary
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Curtailment and recovery of Transport Allowance of employees of Kamptee – request for personal intervention to stop curtailment/recovery.
            It is reported that Transport Allowance being paid at A-1/A class city rates to the employees of Kamptee has been curtailed and recovery orders as per the objection made by the Audit party. The Audit para reads as follows: -
“Para – 4 – Irregular drawl of higher rate of Transport Allowance (TA) at Nagpur rate at Kamptee from 01.09.2008 onwards –
As per Ministry of Finance (Department of Exp.) OM No. 21(2)/2008-E-II (B) dated 29.08.2008 the Transport Allowance has been revised with effect from 01.09.2008. For the cities other than A-1/A class it is allowed at the rate of 400 + DA and 800 + DA according to basic pay and grade pay of the officials. Kamptee HO and all its SOs come under other than A-1/A class city. Therefore officials posted there are entitled for transport allowances at the rate of 400 + DA or 800 + DA as admissible. Whereas on verification of pay bills it was observed that officials posted at Kamptee HO and few of its SOs have been paid Transport Allowance at the higher rates applicable to A-1/A Class cities i.e.; 800 + DA and 1600 + DA resulting over payment of transport allowance. There are no orders for drawl of Transport Allowance at higher rate for Kamptee. Hence apart from stopping the payment of higher rate of Transport Allowance immediately, excess paid amount of TA from 01.09.2008 onwards may be assessed and recovered under intimation to DA (P) Nagpur”.
            In this regard the following points and facts are brought to your kind notice.
1.    Kamptee comes under the Urban Agglomeration (UA) of Nagpur. Copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) OM No. 2 (21)/E-II (B)/2004 dated 13th November 2004 is enclosed in which Kamptee (UA) is clear shown under the Urban Agglomeration of Nagpur (UA).
2.    In the Audit objection Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) OM No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 is referred. Orders for Revision of Transport Allowance). In that order also there is clear mention about Nagpur (UA). Please refer copy of the orders enclosed.
3.    Kamptee is placed under Nagpur (UA) vide Ministry of Finance Memo referred in para-1 above. At that time in 1994 Nagpur was B1-city and subsequently declared as A-City. Inclusion/consideration of Kamptee in Nagpur UA was based on 1981 census which relates with population and HRA/CCA at Nagpur rate was paid.
4.    CCA has been replaced by Transport Allowance. According to Sixth CPC classification (X, Y, Z) Nagpur came under ‘Y’ category. According to Ministry of Finance OM No. 2 (13)/2008. E.II (B) dated 29.08.2008 (copy enclosed) certain OMs issued for HRA/CCA were abolished which does not include the Specific OM of 1994 under which higher rate of HRA/CCA is extended to Kamptee as a special case.
5.    Thus it can been seen that Kamptee still comes under the Nagpur (UA) and is eligible for Transport Allowance at higher rate entitled for Nagpur.
6.    I request you to review the case judiciously and cause issue of orders for restoration of higher rate of Transport Allowance of Nagpur rate to the employees of Kamptee (UA).
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to:
Com. S. S. Sathe, Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’ Maharashtra Circle and PRI (P), Nagpur GPO
National Federation of Postal Employees 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                  e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website:
NO. PF-16/2017                                                                               Dated : 22nd July,2017
            Shri. A. N. Nanda’
            Department of Posts’
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Dress Allowance to Postman/Mailguard/MTS Staff of Department of Posts – reg.
            As you are aware, 7th CPC has recommended that all uniform related allowances should be subsumed in a single Dress Allowances (including shoes). It has also recommended the rates of Dress Allowance for various categories of uniformed staff in Para 8.16.14 of its report. In that para no mention is made about the Dress Allowance of uniformed staff of Postal Department viz; Postmen, Mailguard and MTS.
            There is a mention regarding other categories of staff as follows:
“other categories of staff who are supplied with uniform and are required to wear them regularly, like Trackman, Running staff of Indian Railways, staff car drivers etc.” Their rate of Dress Allowance is fixed as Rs.5000/- per year.
            Even if is presumed that the Postmen, Mailguard, MTS Staff of Postal department comes under “other categories”, the Dress Allowance recommended by the 7th CPC is far below the amount of various items relating to Dress (washing allowance, cost of shoes uniform etc.) they are getting at present.
            Subsequently Govt. constituted an Allowance Committee headed by Secretary, Finance & Expenditure to review various allowances recommended by 7th CPC. Before the Allowance Committee NFPE has submitted a memorandum requesting enhancement of Dress Allowance of Postmen, Mailguard and MTS staff to 15000/- per month. But from the notification issued by Govt. after accepting the recommendations Allowance Committee, again no mention is made about Postmen/MG/MTS and no increase in Dress Allowance is made. The entire Postman/MG/MTS staff are aggrieved over the decision of the Govt.
            In para 8.16.14 of 7th CPC regarding Dress Allowance there is a special recommendation as follows: -
            “While the Committee has recommended that other categories of staff who are supplied with uniform and required to wear them regularly should be provided Dress Allowance at the rate of Rs.5000/- per year, the Ministries/Departments may taka a decision on whether the rate should be Rs.5000/- or Rs.10000 per year”
            From the above recommendation it is clear that the Department of Posts can take a decision to enhance the Dress Allowance to Rs.10000/- with the approval of Finance Ministry.
            In view of the of the above, I request the Secretary, Department of Posts to take immediate necessary action to raise the Dress Allowance of Postmen, Mailguard and MTS, at least Rs.10000/- per year, as per the recommendation of 7th CPC.
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to: -
General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen/MTS
General Secretary, R-IV

All Circle Secretaries

Extension of date of online registration and Acceptance of Application / Examination fees through e-payment in POs in c/w DR Exam. for the MTS

Department of Posts, India
O/O The Chief Postmaster General,
Orissa Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001
No.RE/30-13/2017(Open market)                                 dated at Bhubaneswar the  21-07-2017
            The SSPOs/SPOs in Odisha Circle
Sub-   Conduct of Direct Recruitment Examination  for the post of Multi Tasking Staff under open market quota- Extension of date of online registration and Acceptance of Application / Examination fees through e-payment in POs
         Kindly refer to this office letter of even no. dated 21-06-2017 & notification dated 22-06-2017 in connection with above examination, where the last date for online registration was fixed as 22-07-2017 and deposit of application/examination fee through e-payment  was fixed as 27-07-2017.
        I am directed to intimate that the last date of online registration has been extended for 3 days more i.e online  registration will continue upto 25-07-2017.  The date of deposit of the above fee by the applicants in the Post Offices through e-payment has also been extended for three days i.e upto 31-07-2017 in respect of the candidates who have completed online registration process by 25-07-2017.
            The Divisional Heads are requested to issue suitable instructions to all the e-payment  post offices to accept  the above payment upto 31-07-2017 .It is also requested to give wide publicity of extension for online registration and acceptance of fees in e-payment offices upto extended date. 
Asst. Director (RE)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle
 Copy for information and necessary action to:-
   1-2.The PMG,Berhampur/Sambalpur Region
    3.Sr.Postmaster , Bhubaneswar GPO
    4. Supramani.J, Executive-Client Relations,  Satvat Infosal Pvt.Ltd, Chennai-20
Asst. Director (RE)

For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle

Thursday, July 20, 2017



Tuesday, July 18, 2017


CLARIFICATION ISSUED BY DIRECTORATE on Remuneration to be paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks engaged as substitutes in short term vacancies of Postmen/Mail Guards and MTS

CHQ: 2151/1, D. G. Bhawan, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008

General Secretary’s Desk

Dear Comrade,
We are meeting very shortly at Bangalore from Sixth of August 2017 in the historic All India Conference and before that I desire to share some of the developments for your kind knowledge and consent.

The 31st AIC Reception Committee is making all out efforts to conduct the conference in a grand manner without having any compromise in food and shelter despite great hardships they are facing due to the demonetization and could not secure advertisements as expected in Karnataka Circle as well as from other circles.

Adding fuel to fire, due to introduction of GST, the reception committee is now forced to bear additional burden on lodging and other commodities to the extent of 18 to 28%. The Circle Council held on 14.07.2017 at Bangalore, considering all their hardship requested the General Secretary who attended the meeting in person in one voice to enhance the delegate fees to the extent of Rs.2000/- per delegate due to GST and other financial constrains. They informed that they have no other alternative except to request the Divisional/Branch and Circle Secretaries in this regard.

I have weighed the situation in person and being the metropolitan city and the lodging expenses is too heavy, I feel that there is justification to consider their request. Accordingly I contacted our CHQ President and many Circle Secretaries having more delegates and sought their opinions. They are also in favour to rescue the Reception Committee which is struggling due to GST as well as poor collection due to demonetization.

Accordingly, it is decided to authorize the Reception Committee to enhance the delegate fee as Rs.2000/- per delegate. All the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to bear the brunt considering the hardship of the Reception Committee. There will be no compromise on food and shelter by the Reception Committee which devote itself to the grand ever success of the AIC. I am firm that all of you will cooperate to this extent.

As a prelude to the All India Conference, the draft Biennial report has been exhibited today in our CHQ website. All are requested to hold special meetings at divisional/branch levels and discuss the report and send appropriate corrections and deletions to the report through the delegates attending.

Further all the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to send details of delegates and visitors in advance in writing to the 31st AIC Reception Committee so that they will allot lodges. Being a Metropolitan city, rushing at last minute for searching more accommodation than the estimated one is a difficult task. It will lead trouble at the last moment not only to the Reception Committees but also to the delegates reaching late at Bangalore. All Circle Secretaries must furnish the rough estimate of number of participants to the AIC and ensure their participation as the Reception Committee has to pay advances to the lodges for advance booking.

It is brought to our notice that except from very few circles, the Donation/advertisement have not been provided to Reception Committee. The Divisions which could provide help to the AIC, may please offer an advertisement. The Circle Secretaries are requested to keep up their promise, they made in the last CWC held at Raigarh and provide maximum support and help to the Reception Committee.

I am seeking all your cooperation and let us make the All India Conference a grand success.

The CHQ has submitted a detailed letter to the Cadre Review Committee headed by Sri. Charles Lobo, Chief PMG, Karnataka Circle and the copy of the same was exhibited in our CHQ website on 13.07.2017. We are of the firm opinion that LSG should be divisionalised and also one time relaxation in the HSG-II & HSG-I Recruitment Rules should be accorded by the DOPT for filling up of all the upgraded HSG-II & HSG-I posts, till then such posts can be filled up on adhoc basis. We are seeking oral evidence before the committee and assure that we will leave no stone unturned.

VENTURE - 2017
I have decided to update the Venture book and release it in the All India Conference. I have requested Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary for this job and he is burning the midnight oil over three months to bring the book in two volumes with more updated orders and old items which are all very much required for references. Since last week of June, 2017, he is remaining in the CHQ and assisting the CHQ by all means. Com. R. Sivannarayana, our Ex-CHQ President is also assisting him since 1st of this month. We are planning to release both the volumes in the AIC. If it could not be printed in time, atleast Volume-I will be released and the second will be released informally in the AIC. This is the real Venture of the CHQ and hope everyone will appreciate this Venture. The cost of books will be intimated after the finalization of books.

In the All India Conference, we have proposed to release another book titled as ‘P & T Trade Union History’ compiled by com. V. A. N. Namboodiri, Ex-President BSNL Union narrating the history since the formation of Postal Club upto the period of formation of NFPE. The cost has been fixed as Rs.100/-. It will highlight the NFPTE and its traditional glory which will be very essential to the budding unionists and youngsters to know our history.

23.08.2017 ONE DAY STRIKE
As notified by the NFPE to conduct one day token strike on 23.08.2017 on 10 Charter of Demands, the preparations are going on in all the circles. All the office bearers of our Union shall attend the meetings as scheduled in their respective circles allotted to them and intimate the compliance report. As a prelude to sort out our charter of demands, the GDS Committee file is moving and a committee has been constituted to review the issues crept on implementation of cadre review. Let our Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to conduct the programmes as notified by NFPE and make the strike a glorious. Since we were concentrating more on C. G. Employees issues related all along over two years, it is a need to focus our own sectional issues. Let all rise up to the occasion and prepare for the success of one day strike.

Let us meet in the AIC at Bangalore.

Till then, Bye.                                      

With revolutionary greetings.

Comradely yours,

(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary

The draft report proposed to be placed in the ensuing All India Conference scheduled to be held from 06.08.2017 to 08.08.2017 at Bangalore is exhibited hereunder.

All are requested to discuss the report in their executive meetings and other meetings and propose proper amendments and suggestion through their delegates in the AIC.

Let us meet at Bangalore.

Friday, July 14, 2017

GDS committee report file sent to expenditure department in the Finance Ministry today

GDS committee report file sent to expenditure department in the Finance Ministry today

NFPE Odisha successfully conducted the one day Dharna Programme in front of Circle Office, Bhubaneswar on 12.07.2017 on 10 Point Charter of Demands