Monday, June 26, 2017

EID MUBARAK


All FNPO affiliated Unions Divisional Secretaries are requested to organise a lunch hour demonstration at the Divisional level on 27.06.2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

NATIONAL UNION OF RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES MAIL GUARD & MTS 21 St All India Conference was held in Alandi, Pune, Maharastra Circle. From 22 to24th June 2017.under the chairmanship of Shri. Sri P..D. Bavikar president NUR-4.

NATIONAL UNION OF RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES


MAIL GUARD & MTS 21 St All India Conference was held in Alandi, Pune, Maharastra Circle. From 22 to24th June 2017.under the chairmanship of Shri. Sri P..D. Bavikar president NUR-4. 


NATIONAL UNION OF RMS & MMS EMPLOYEES

MAIL GUARD & MTS 21 St All India Conference was held in Alandi, Pune, Maharastra Circle. From 22 to24th June 2017.under the chairmanship of Shri. Sri P..D. Bavikar president NUR-4. 

FNPO president T. N. Rahate inaugurated the conference. Shri N. Ramappa General Secretary placed the report on the activities of the Union for the period of 2015 to 2017
During the open session, the following are

addressed S/Shri D. Theagarajan SG FNPO, S. Noor Ahmed, former General Secretary NUR-4, Satish Chander, former General Secretary NUR-4, Nisar Mujawar Vice President FNPO& FNPO affiliated union circle secretaries of Maharastra Circle.

.S/Shri. Tarak Dutta, Calcutta RMS, West Bengal Circle& P..D. Bavikar Pune RMS, Maharastra Circle are elected as President and General Secretary respectively more details will be published shortly.
















Counting of Training Period for MACP - Clarifications

Counting of Training Period for MACP - Clarifications

Respected Viewers,
I wish to share the following on the counting the period of Induction and practical training for MACPS in the Department Of Posts. Hitherto the training period has not been taken into account for the grant of promotion under MACPS. On perusal of the rulings on the subject, it seems that the period of training is to be taken into account for MACPS also. Whether this period is included for MACPS in other circles, is not known.
A kind reference is invited to the following orders on the subject. 
1.     Dte letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 18.9.2009
2.     Dte letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 23.6.2016
All the candidates selected for PA cadre are to undergo Induction and practical training for 90/105 days, before regular appointment.
1. Such period of training was not counted for anything and their pay and allowances, increments were regulated from their actual date of joining in the department as Postal Assistants.
2. Subsequently, orders were issued for counting the training period for increments and for the promotions (financial upgradations) under TBOP and BCR schemes, vide Dept. of Personnel and Trg OM 16/16/92-Estt(pay I) dt 31.3.1992.
3. The above provision was made applicable with effect from 1.1.1986. The pay of the officials was notionally fixed from 1.1.1986 to 30.9.1990 and on actual basis from 1.10.1990.
4. The above provision was applicable to those officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986.

5. The provision was extended to officials who underwent training before 1.1.86 videDte order number: 44-2/2011-SPB II dated 5.5.2016. The list of officials is called for by DO and the same has been submitted to DO.
6. The scheme of MACPS was introduced consequent on the implementation of 6th CPC with effect from 1.1.2006.
7. This scheme was given effect from 1.9.2008 vide reference cited under 1 above.
8. The salient features of the scheme were given in the Annexure-I to the communication cited under 2 above.
9. The second sentence of para 9 of the Annexure read as follows: “Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment or pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. A casual reading of the text gives the meaning that the pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. Under this context, the training period was omitted for the grant of MACP to the officials, it is presumed.
10. But a close reading of the above text gives a different but correct meaning. The meaning of the above text may be explained as follows. If the sentence is broken into smaller parts, they read as follows.
a. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment shall not be taken into reckoning.
b. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.
11. From (a) and (b) above it is clear that only the service, if any, rendered on adhoc/contract basis either before regular appointment or before pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.
12. From the above it is clear that pre-appointment training shall count for MACPS, as the above text speaks only about the services rendered on adhoc or contract basis which might before regular appointment or before pre-appointment training, and nothing about the training period.
13. As per the communication cited under 2 above, the second sentence of para 9 is modified as follows: “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.”
14. From the above it is clear that any service rendered on adhoc/contract basis will not count, but the training period counts for the grant of promotion under MACPS. It is added that as per our departmental rules, the training period is neither treated as service on adhocbasis nor on contract basis in as much as this period counts for increment and also for TBOP/BCR promotions.
15. For clarity sake consider the following rule of our department. “ Air journey on LTC is not permissible” which means that no government servant is entitled for air journey on LTC but LTC can be availed. This does not take away the privileges granted under LTC. The restriction is for air journey only.
16. Also as per the developments taken place towards the counting of training period for service, the training period counts for increment and TBOP/BCR schemes.
17. It is added that just like TBOP/BCR schemes, MACPS is also a financial upgradation only. Hence the provision of counting training period towards TBOP/BCR will squarely applicable to MACPS also.
Those officials, who have completed 16/26 years’ service before 1.9.2008, had no problems, as their pay would have been fixed on the date of promotion to TBOP/BCR schemes prior to 1.9.2008. If the training period is included, the date of promotion to TBOP/BCR would be advanced and their pay would be refixed accordingly.
In case of the officials who have got their MACP after 1.9.2008, the date of MACPS is to be advanced.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDSs) (EARLIER CALLED AS EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL AGENTS) UNDER EDA (RA) RULES,1995-PROCEDURE REGARDING







A commemorative postage stamp released on completion of 50 years of Passport Act


Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology 
23-June-2017 14:51 IST
A commemorative postage stamp released on completion of 50 years of Passport Act.
The Minister for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that the Passport Seva Project (PSP) has been a watershed in the history of passport issuance in India with its successful implementation in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The entire process of citizen service delivery has been re-engineered, standardized and automated. Speaking after releasing a commemorative postage stamp on completion of 50 years of “The Passports Act, 1967”, he said that services are delivered through a country-wide networked environment - integrating all Passport Issuing Authorities, around 91 Passport Seva Kendras, as well as providing access to a number of external stakeholders viz. Immigration, Police, India Post, India Security Press and Embassies/ Consulates abroad.



Shri Sinha said that 24th June 1967 marked an important milestone in the history of passport issuance in India as it was on this day that the President gave assent to the Passports Act 1967. The Passports Act provided a robust legal framework for the issue of passports and travel documents and regulation of the departure from India of Indian citizens. 
The Minister said that in order to extend passport services to our citizens on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilize the Head Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP were inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at Mysuru in Karnataka and at Dahod in Gujarat. Shri Sinha said, applicants, who apply for their passports online through the passport portal, can now schedule an appointment and then visit the designated POPSK to complete the formalities similar to those at the PSK necessary prior to the issue of the passport. 
It has been decided to set up 235 POPSK in two phases – 86 in Phase-I and 149 in Phase-II. 52 POPSK of Phase-I have been operationalized.

Cabinet to take final call on higher allowances, HWritten By Admin,

The Union Cabinet is expected to take final call on proposals related to higher allowances, including HRA (House RentAllowance), under the 7th Pay Commission, on June 28. The central government employees are likely to get higher allowances as per the 7th Pay Commission from July. However, the central government employees have been demanding arrears on higher allowances, but the government is in no mood to accept this demand. While the salaries of central government employees have been hiked as per the 7th Pay Commission, revised higher allowances haven’t been paid since July last year.
On June 28, the Cabinet would take up the proposals made by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS), whichscreened the report of the Ashok Lavasa committee on higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission. If media reports are to be believed, the Ashok Lavasa led Committee on Allowances stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on higher allowances. It simply means, there could be no hike in higher allowances. The HRA under the 7thPay Commission is likely to be kept at 27 per cent of the basic pay.

Higher Allowances:

The central government employees should not expect any big announcement on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission because the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) hasn’t suggested any hike, according to reports. Sources in the Finance Ministry also said that the quantum of allowances may not vary from those proposed by the 7th Pay Commission and the government is not bound by the findings of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries. “The central government finally decided not to give any facility to central government employees better than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Accordingly, the government stuck withthe 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and advances and its implementation have been made forcefully,” sources in the Finance Ministry were quoted as saying.

HRA:

The E-CoS has suggested to keep the HRA rate at 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively, as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. The central government employees, however, demanded to retain HRA rate at 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay). A Financial Express report said the HRA in cities with population above 5 million could be 27 per cent of the basic pay. Shiv Gopal Mishra, chief of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), leadingthe 7th Pay Commission negotiations with the government, also said that there is a possibility of higher HRA than that recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

Arrears:

The central government employees have demanded arrears on higher allowances as well, but the government neither accepted, nor rejected their demand. Shiv Gopal Mishra was unsure whether their demands about arrears on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission will be accepted.
Source : India.com