Saturday, November 21, 2009

GDS TRCA Fixation

Latest News of GDS Employees

All Circle/Divisional/Office Bearers are required to ensure proper fixation of TRCA and payment of 40% arrears.
Many Circles/Divisions have paid arrears before 31-10-2009, still many more are to gear up and avoid further delay.
All Circle/Division Secretary are requested to find out the problems from your Circle /Division and also list out the problems and send it to General Secretary NU GDS and President FNPO urgently.
Due to continuous pressure from FNPO in r/o pending issues of GDS - Employees.

1. The Dept. has got the proposal from Provident Fund Development authority and processing the pension as a Social Security Scheme for GDS.

2. Secondly, to implement Health Care Scheme the permission of Health Ministry is taken and it is under process.

3. Thirdly, the dept. is raising the incentive of RPLI & PLI for new policy from 250 to 400 for one lakh policies and on subsequent premium the present incentive will be doubled.

4. The present incentive will be doubled and introduced for RD works and all GDS are entitled for these schemes.

5. The dept. is finalizing the Time Factor for RPLI and will be at par with PLI Time Factor for departmental employees. For NREGS SB Account the Time Factor of SB will be given. Time Factor of regular Money Orders will be given for OAP Money Orders.

I, being the President of FNPO is assured that with the help and co-operation from all the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions and particularly our Secretary General, we will succeed to solve all pending problems of GDS.

Posted By,
President FNPO

Thursday, November 19, 2009



                               Government of lndia

   Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

              (Department of Personnel and Training)

                                                                  New Delhi 1 10001                                  
                                                              16th November,2009

                           OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel and Training (D0PT)'s Office Memorandum of even number dated the lgth May, 2009 regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).

Consequent upon the implementation of Sixth Pay Commissions recommendations, the four pre-revised Group 'D' pay scales viz., Rs.2550-3200, Rs.2610-3540, Rs.2610-4000 and Rs.2650-4000 have been upgraded and replaced by the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.1800 in the pay band PB-1. As per the recommendations of Sixth CPC, Government.servants in these four pre-revised Group 'D' scales have been granted the Group 'C' revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.1800 in the pay band PB-1. It has been decided on the analogy of point-5 of Annexure-l of MACPS dated 19.05.2009 that promotions earned or upgradations granted under ACP Scheme of August,-1999 in the past to the four pay scales mentioned above, which now carry the grade pay of Rs.18001- shall be ignored for the purpose of MACPS. However, promotions/financial upgradations earned by existing Group 
'D' employees to grade pay of Rs.1900 (pre-revised scale of Rs.3050-75-3590-80-4590) shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS. 

2. Hindi version would follow.
(Alok Ranjan) 

Director (Establishment)

1. All MinistrieslDepartments of the Government of lndia (As per standard list).

Copy to :-

I. President's SecretariaWice President's SecretariaffPrime Minister's OfficelSupreme CourVRajya Sabha SecretariaULok Sabha Secretariaff Cabinet Secretariat/UPSCICVCIC&AGICentraI Administrative Tribunal

(Principal Bench), New Delhi

All attachedlsubordinate offices of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. 

3. Secretary, National Commission for Minorities 

Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled CastesIScheduled Tribes 

Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi 

All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM) 

7. Establishment (D) Section 
- 100 copies. 

NIC [for uploading this OM on the website of DOPT (ACP)]. 
(Alok Ranjan)

Director (Establishment)
Posted By.
T.N Rahate
President FNPO

Monday, November 16, 2009

Modification of GDS wage structure

1-1/RR- GDS                                               dated 12.11.2009


The Dy. Director General (Estt.)

Department of Posts,

New Delhi 110 001

Ref: - Your letter No. EST/GDS/RSNM/Committee/08 dt. 16.10.09

In Para 2 of Annexure V of the above referred order it is stated that the respective Authorities shall fix the TRCA of all the GDS working under their jurisdiction with reference to their existing work load, Basic TRCA drawn as on 1-1-2006 and send the names of GDS with statement of fixation of TRCA as on 1-1-2006 as per given formula and also intimate the annual increases up to the date of issue of orders to the DDOs.

In this letter no orders were issued for fixation of the TRCA of those GDS officials who’s TRCA was revised after 1-1-2006. Some divisional heads interpreting the work “existing work load” as, work load as on date of revision i.e. after 1-1-2006 and fixing the new TRCA in the new slabs as per the work load, whether it may be 3rd, 4th or 5th. Some divisional heads are interpreting the same work, as work load as on 1-1-2006 and fixing the TRCA as per the TRCA drawn as on 1-1-2006 and allowing three increments and no refixation is being done on the date of revision in pre revised scale. If the intension of the Dept. is to fix TRCA as per the TRCA drawn as on 1-1-2006, there is no need to add the words existing work load. 

This ambiguity needs to be removed and specific orders should be issued.

There must be specific orders, on how to fix the TRCA of those GDS officials whose TRCA was revised after 1-1-2006.

In para 2.1 it was stated as, the TRCA to GDS engaged on or after 1-1-2006 shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised TRCA slab from the date of their engagements. In para 3 it was stated as “the fixation will be done at the minimum of the New TRCA slab applicable as on their date of engagement. What is meant by slab applicable? Whether it is as per the work load of that post? If it is so, if the work load of a B.O.s is 125 points whether a new recruitee can be given minimum TRCA of the 5th Scale?

Orders without any ambiguity may be got issued. 


Some BPMs are already stagnating in 1st TRCA. This is happening because some GDS SVs in pre revised 2nd scale were redeployed as BPMs with pay protection. After new fixation they are now at stagnation stage.


Till date the work load of the GDS is being calculated on the existing norms only. Many GDS BPMs TRCA is revised from 1st to 2nd TRCA after 1-1-2006 as the work load of NREGS is taking into calculation. As till date no norms are revised, all the GDS officials TRCA should be fixed based on the existing work load and there should not be any ceiling on pay slabs. Fixing of ceiling 3rd scale to BPMs is quite injustice.

If at all the Dept. implements new norms, the date of effect should be prospectively and not retrospective from 1-1-2006.

Yours Sincerely,






Sunday, November 15, 2009

Changes in RMS-JCA Programme

Submission of Memorandum to His Excellecy Governor of your state is decided as 2nd or 3rd December-2009 instead of

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                      POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

                   National Federation of Postal Employees

         1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

                   Federation of National Postal Organisations

                            T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001

JCA/2009                                                              Dated 20th November 2009



Honourable Minister of Communications & IT

Government of India

New Delhi 


          'Efficiency In Postal Mail Service’ - Few Absolute Facts.

                                     Objective of this Memorandum

  This is NOT a memorandum demanding ANY FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE for the employees of the Postal Department. We – the two recognized Federations of Postal Employees of the Department - have got a responsibility to share views on IMPROVEMENT OF POSTAL SERVICES extended to the members of public with MORE EFFICIENCY. Hence, THIS MEMORANDUM, about 'efficiency in postal service' revealing a few absolute facts.

Efficiency Factor

Mails emanate from individual senders and are deliverable to individual addressees and Bulk mails emanate from Institutions and deliverable to individuals/Business Organisations. HOW FAST THIS WORK IS DONE IS THE 'DECIDING FACTOR' OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE POSTAL SERVICES. When 'speed' i.e. 'Time taken' from the time of posting to the time of delivery of a letter - is the 'deciding factor', naturally 'time' plays an absolute role in the efficiency. No human effort or any amount of money can produce extra time for anybody. Individual or institution either Postal or Private Courier - have got only 24 hours a day, not a minute more or less. Hence, the efficiency depends upon how an individual or institution utilize the 'time' to his/its advantage. In respect of Postal Department, for the purpose of delivery of mail, the efficiency 

Depends upon how, the time, available from the time of posting of a letter to the time of delivery, is utilized without any wastage. Only such a fast service could SATISFY THE INDIAN PUBLIC, who have moved from Postal Services, to Private Couriers. The question now is how to bring back the mails that were 'taken away' by our competitors - Private Couriers. This can be done only by improving our efficiency of 
Processing / transporting/ effecting delivery than our competitors. The quantum of ‘Revenue Loss' caused to the Department due to such a shift of customers to our competitors can be wiped out only by bringing them back and not through any other gimmicks. Gimmicks may result in more expenditure and not revenue. 

What is to be done?

We must, first, find out what is the disease? Only correct diagnosis will result in successful treatment.  

All kinds of letters are posted in various Street Letter Boxes and Post Offices. Mostly members of public and institutions post their letters only in the late evening. This is because they attend to the mails received in the forenoon, process them, make the reply ready and then post them in the evening. Hence, we cannot ask the people to post their letters in the forenoon itself. Therefore, the processing work after clearance , defacing , transportation to a central point (RMS) , detailed processing at this point -- is carried out , connected to trains/flights to reach various destinations for effecting forenoon delivery next day or afternoon depending upon the distance and transportation time factor. The local mails are then processed in the central point (RMS) for effecting delivery next day morning. IF AT ANY PARTICULAR POINT, DURING THIS INTERVAL, THERE IS INEFFICIENCY IN THE PROCESSING, THE DELAY IN DELIVERY OCCURS. 

How the 'inefficiency' can crop up?

  Naturally not utilizing the available TIME for efficient processing and transportation - aiming at early delivery - will result in 'inefficiency'. 

  The above 'mail processing' work consists of two types -  

  1. Administrative 

  2. Technical  

  The administrative part consists of executive actions in arranging for the transport by public carriers and if not available by private agencies, or human labour, the provision of equipment such as accommodation, provision of personnel etc. 

  The technical part consists in taking care of the mail from the time the public place their mail in the custody of the Post Office till the time the Post Office delivers it to the addressee. (Operative arrangements).  

  Now, it seems the private couriers are able to very efficiently carry out both the above items of work, resulting in 'more efficient delivery'.

Why we are not able to achieve the maximum efficiency?

  We feel that the 'Administration' is absolutely ignoring the 'technical part' of the processing and to some extent even administrative part. How?

  As already explained 'efficient time-utilization' is the factor which would result in our CORE COMPETENCE OF EFFICIENT DELIVERY. This factor is absolutely neglected.

  Mails use the same transport as persons. Hence, mail should travel as persons do. Different passengers with different individual destinations are found in the same plane, train, ship or bus. The same applies to mails and it is the most important controlling factor in deciding on processing mails and transportation towards various destinations. It means, if a man could reach a destination - within a timeframe – 

, it must be absolutely possible for a 'mail' also to reach that destination within that timeframe and that is what is called CORE EFFICIENCY. All other acts are compromises, which may not satisfy our members of public. 

  This efficiency can be achieved ONLY if 'time factor' in between the time of posting to the time of delivery is utilized VERY EFFICIENTLY. AT NO POINT OF TIME, MAIL SHOULD BE KEPT IDLE WAITING FOR PROCESSING. 

  Since 'mails' are posted by members of the public only in the evening, naturally they are available for processing late in the evening and night. Time for processing is required depending upon the volume available - which may be till midnight or throughout night. Unless, processing is done during this period, it may not be possible to connect to late night trains/flights and early morning flights for connecting delivery in the forenoon next day. 

  Before 1980s, even the remote corner of the Nation was getting the earliest delivery through efficient postal system. What happened after that?

1. in 1980s, the core-principle of 'utilising the time available from the time of posting to the time of delivery' was made a casuality by an Administrative Order for abolition of 'sorting work' in the running trains. Before that, both sorting work and transportation of mails happened simultaneously - utilizing the same hours - resulting in absolute efficiency in delivery of mails. After abolition of sorting work in running trains, the Department needed 'time' separately for sorting and transportation. Thus, these orders resulted in 'inefficiency'. ONLY AFTER THIS, THE PRIVATE COURIERS ENTERED THE SCENE OF ACCEPTING AND DELIVERING MAILS IN INDIA. It means the inefficiency of an Administrative Order of the Department of Posts, paved way for private couriers.  

2. In 1990s further deterioration started. The 'central processing units' (RMS) were till then functioning in the 'junctions' resulting in fast moving of mails through efficient transportations readily available in those rail/bus junctions. But, again Administrative Orders were issued for establishing 'District Sorting Pattern' and establishing 'Mail Offices' in District Head Quarters, instead of processing at the 'junction' points. These orders resulted in further delay to mails. So, more volume of mails found its way to Private Couriers.  

  Further, Automatic Mail Processing Machines were brought in. The reason for induction of such machines, as told by the administration, was 'efficient service to the members of public'. But, unfortunately, just for the purpose of feeding the machines , mails were accumulated at AMPC , culling machineable mails took further time and then processed through machines leisurely and then connected to transportations available very late. Thus, in the name of efficiency, inefficiency percolated further into the system. Private-courier- business started growing indicating 'these inefficiencies of the Department'.

Most importantly and alarmingly again one-more-order 'ignoring' the efficiency of utilizing the 'time' available at the origin points is under issue. 

  THIS IS HERE, WE REQUEST THE INTERVENTION OF HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, TO PREVENT DEVELOPING FURTHER INEFFICIENCY in processing mails. If these orders are issued, the last nail will be laid to the mail delivery efficiency. The department will be losing the entire revenue of 'mail business' to the private couriers.

  Since 'mails' are posted by members of the public only in the evening, naturally they are available for processing late in the evening and night. Time for processing is required depending upon the volume available - which may be till midnight or throughout night. Unless, processing is done during this period, it may not be possible to connect to late night trains/flights and early morning flights for connecting delivery in the forenoon next day.

  This 'operational reality' requires CENTRAL POINTS of processing. Since 'postings' by members of public are made in the late evening, processing cannot be done in Post Offices, which are functioning from the morning till only up to 05-00 p.m. Therefore, the CENTRAL POINTS of processing (RMS) which are at the rail-heads or air-heads,(functioning late in the evening and night) are absolutely needed to EFFICIENTLY UTILISE THE 'TIME FACTOR' available to achieve the EFFICIENCY OF FAST DELIVERY to mails.  

  Unfortunately, this core efficiency factor has been IGNORED by the present Postal Administration, by proposing to abolish all CENTRAL PROCESSING POINTS (RMS), which would definitely cause MORE DELAYS IN DELIVERY OF MAILS. In fact the Department of Posts had already merged more than 90 RMS Mail Offices with less than 10,000 mail volume per day as agreed to by the Staff Side on pressure by the Administration to close down more offices. Now, in the name of Second Phase of Mail Consolidation etc all Central Processing Points [RMS] are being merged or abolished. More Transit Sections are being abolished. Sub Record Offices are being targeted also. RMS Divisions are being merged causing weakness in supervision. The decisions of Postal Administration will definitely help only PRIVATE COURIERS in garnering our mail business utilizing the further weaknesses caused by our new measurers. It is beyond our comprehension as to why the 'Postal Administration' is so interested in helping private couriers instead of improving our efficiency?  

To focus attention on all such retrograde moves of the Postal Administration, the Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of all Unions of our two Federations has undertaken an all India Programme of Action and the Department of Posts had also been intimated of our Programmes. The Postal Joint Council of Action has also decided to go on strike from 15th December 2009 if the Department of Posts is not causing any reversal of these orders and moves that are aimed at the total destruction of RMS & MMS services and thereby destroying the efficiency of the whole Postal Department. 

We request the Honorable Minister of Communications to kindly intervene and prevent all these retrograde steps under way and under contemplation of the Postal Administration in order to save the existing EFFICIENCY LEVEL of Mail Processing and Mail Conveyance at least before collapse. We would also request the Honourable Minister of Communications & IT to cause necessary orders for keeping all the retrograde measurers under abeyance and initiate meaningful discussions with our Federations and All India Unions to arrive at collective decisions on improving the mail processing and other activities without destroying the edifice itself. 

Thanking you Sir,

Yours faithfully,

[D.Theagarajan]                                                                  [K.Ragavendran]

Secretary General                                                              Secretary General

FNPO                                                                                     NFPE



                 National Federation of Postal Employees

              Federation of National Postal Organisations

                  ----------------------------------------- Circle

JCA/2009                                                              Dated 20th November 2009

Memorandum submitted by the Circle Unions of NFPE & FNPO to the Chief Postmaster General on 20-11-2009

Respected Sir/Madam,

During the recent months, RMS and MMS are target of attack by the administration, some by Circles and others under the directions of the Postal Board. The services are seriously affected besides creating staff problems.

  The measures implemented/contemplated by Circles are enumerated below:

1. Abolition of sorting offices handling more than 10000 letters. The agreement with staff side has been dishonoured.
2. Abolishing night sets.
3. Closing of SRO's and merging them with Post Office.
4. Merger of sets of mail offices
5. Abolition of Transit sections; running within the Circle
6. Adverse effects in the name of Project Arrow
7. Merger of sets of CRC's
8. Merger of RMS Divisions in Cities
9. Unrealistic norms of CRC's/Speed Post
10. Abolition of RO's
11. Withdrawal of MMS and replaced by CMS
12. Outsourcing many activities
13. Delay to mails, including Speed Post mainly created by Freighter services and wrong mail arrangements, thereby gifting away of mails to courier services.
The staff apprehend the above schemes are aimed at "liquidation of RMS" and eventual merger with post offices. We are determined to prevent the above and save RMS, MMS and mails.

The specific cases relating to our Circle are enclosed for review and rectification in a time frame.

The Central JCA has decided to launch agitations including total strike for which Notice will be served after observing the response from the administration at Directorate and Circle level.

Three annexures are enclosed. One the attacks in our Circle and the others the copy of communication addressed to DG and Honorable Minister.

Yours sincerely,

  NFPE                                                                             FNPO
Circle Secretary R III                                               Circle Secretary R III
Circle Secretary R IV                                              Circle Secretary R IV

                      POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

                  National Federation of Postal Employees

     1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

             Federation of National Postal Organisations

                        T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001

JCA/2009                                                          Dated 20th November 2009


Respected Sir/Madam,

The Postal & RMS Employees submit the following:


  The Department of Posts has launched an attack on Railway Mail Service by introducing several measures affecting the staff and services:

Some of them are:

1. Abolishing of Night sets
2. Reducing the number of RMS offices
3. Merging CRC's
4. Merging Divisions and closing Record Offices
5. Abolition of RMS Sections within the Circles
6. Outsourcing of Postal mail conveyance by destroying MMS 

There were no consultations with the unions. Unilateral decisions are taken.

Mails are delayed badly due to wrong policies and bad mail arrangements. Representations from unions to the Postal Board have not yielded results.

We therefore seek your intervention and good offices.

A copy of the communication addressed to the Secretary Department of Posts is enclosed.

We request you to be good enough to address to the Honorable Minister of Communications & IT enclosing a copy of our communication to the Honorable Minister of Communications & IT and the Minister of State for Communications & IT for their immediate intervention.

Yours sincerely,

NFPE                                                                               FNPO
Circle Secretary R III                                                 Circle Secretary R III
Circle Secretary R IV                                                Circle Secretary R IV

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Procedure for delivery of Registered article and standard remark there off accounting in Project Arrow offices.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Head Sad News

After Delhi on 10/12/2009

I am Very Sorry to intimate to all of you that Shri Rohit Sharma urph (Sonu) Age 26 year S/O Shri Ashok Sharma Dy. General Secretary NUPE P-IV CHQ Delhi. met with Road accident with is own car by UP Road Bus in Uttar Pradesh On 09/12/2009 night at 21.30 hour. Last is life.
Suneral take place on 10/12/2009 night at Delhi.
The entire FNPO & All is member Share the sorrow of family of Shri Ashok Sharma & pray all my Team to give them Strength to bear this Loss. the Soul of late sonu may rest in peace,
T.N Rahate
President FNPO
General Secretary


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Direct representations of officials to Secretary/Joint Secretary, DOPT - CCS Conduct Rules - regarding.