Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Maharashtra circle invite all FNPO colleagues to attend Golden Jubilee celebration of our Federation.ON 11.02.2018 AT NAGPUR

Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty 2018 – CGDA Orders

OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt 110 010
No. 688/AN-I/D/HAJ/2017-18
Dated: 17.01.2018
To
1. All the CFA(Fys)
2. All the Group Officers, M.O., Local
3. All sections, M.O, Local
4. The CDA RTC (ER) Kolkata
Subject: Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty – 2018
Reference : HQrs Office, Delhi Cantt.No. AN/IX/9104/HAJ/2018 dated 11.01.2018 circulated through website
Ministry of Minority Affairs (Haj Cell) vide Office Memorandum No. 6/9/2017 – Haj dated 01.01.2018 for Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty – 2018 has been received by the HQrs Office and HQrs Office vide their letter cited under reference has invited applications from male Muslim Officers viz. AAOs/Sr. Adrs / Auditors for temporary deputation to Consulate General of India, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Haj Officer and for Haj Assistants for Haj 2017.2. Intending eligible Muslim officers/ staff may submit their application online upto 22nd january 2018. Hard copies of online filled in application form in original duly approved by the respective Competent Authority/Controllers along with requisite enclosures of willing officers/individuals may also be reached this office latest by 25th January, 2018. The eligibility criteria and terms of conditions of the ibid deputation are depicted in Annexure ‘A’. The same is also available on the websites : www.haj.nic.in/deputation.
3.The time schedule mentioned above may please be complied with strictly.
4.GO (AN) has seen.
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Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)
(V.J.Gandotra)
Sr.Account Officer (AN)
Authority: http://pcafys.nic.in/

Eligibility Criteria and other Terms & Conditions for Temporary Deputation of Coordinator / Assistant Haj Officer / Haj Assistant to Consulate General of India. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Haj – 2018.
Administrative Personnel
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Minority Affairs (Haj Division)

ANNEXURE “A”
Eligibility Criteria and other Terms & Conditions for Temporary Deputation of Coordinator / Assistant Haj Officer / Haj Assistant to Consulate General of India. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Haj – 2018.
                Applicant should ensure that the hard copy of the online filled in application in original duly approved by the Competent Authority is sent to the Haj Division of the Ministry of Minority Affairs by the specified due date. Attention of the applicants is also invited toward Clause 20 of the CCS (Conduct Rules). 1964 which says, “No Government servant shall bring or attempt to bring any political or other outside influence to bear upon any superior authority to further his interests in respect of matters pertaining to his service under Government”. Ministry may initiate disciplinary action against such applicants who violate the above mentioned clause.
  1. Instructions for applicant:
  • Applicant should fill up application online which is available on website www.haj.nic.in/deputation.
  • A hard copy of online filled in application in original should be sent along with following enclosures:
  • Certificate in original from the Competent Authority in the prescribed format appended to the application form along with a letter forwarding the application. Application received without the approval of the Competent Authority will not be considered.
  • Duly self attested Matriculation/SSC certificate or any other documents in support of Date of Birth.
  • Medical fitness certificate (in original) from a Government Hospital. Applicant must not be suffering from any serious ailment including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and kidney problems etc. Certificate issuing authority will be held responsible if information furnished is found false or incorrect, Govt of India can recover full or partial amount spent on applicant.
(c)           Please note:
  • Applicant should fill-up application online. Advance copy of the application hand written application, application with corrections or incomplete in any form without enslosures will not be considered. Application not duly forwarded through the proper channel or received after the due date will not be considered by the Ministry.
  • Applicant should not be less than 25 years and more than 50 years of age as on 01.07.2018.
  • Applicants deputed to CGI, Jeddah during Haj-2016 or Haj-2017 or deputed to CGI, Jeddah for three or more times will not be considered.
(d)          A hard copy of the application form in original duly approved by their respective Competent Authority along with the requisite enclosures marked with “Application for Deputation to CGI, Jeddah as Coordinatior/Assistant Haj Officer / Haj Assistant” on top of the envelope should be sent to the following address:
Under Secretary (Haj-II)
Haj Division, Ministry of Minority Affairs, 3rd Floor, Indian Society of International Law
V.K.Krishna Menon Bhawan, 9, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi-110001
  1. Eligibility Criteria: The Permanent employees of the Central Government/State Governments/ Union Territory Administration/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies having the following eligible criteria may apply. The officers of the State Government Departments/Union Territory administration and PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies applying for these posts should clearly indicate the equivalent rank in the Central Government and their Level in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC or Grade Pay as per 6th CPC, without which their applications will not be considered.
For Coordinators:
  • Deputy Secretary of Central Government with 4 years of service or less in the grade or equivalent in the Level 12 in pay matrix as per 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) or Grade Pay of Rs. 7,600/- as per 6th
  • Under Secretary of Central Government completing 5 years of service in the grade or equivalent in the Level 11 in pay matrix as per 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) or Grade Pay of Rs. 6,600/- as per 6th CPC are eligible.
  • Officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary with more than 4 years of service / Director in the Government of India or equivalent will not be considered.
For Assistant Haj Officers:
  • The applicant should be holding the post of Under Secretary of Central Government with less than 5 years of service or equivalent in the Level 11 of pay matrix as per 7th CPC or Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- as per 6th
  • Section Officer of Central Government or equivalent in the Level 8 Level 10 of pay matrix as per 7th CPC or Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (Pay Band-2) Rs. 5,400/- (Pay Band-3) as per 6th
  • The Section Officer or equivalent with Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/- & Rs. 4,800/- in the Pay Band (Rs.9,300-34,800) as per 6th CPC (Level 8 or Level 9 in pay matrix as per 7th CPC) are also eligible.
For Haj Assistants:
  • The applicant should be holding a regular post of Assistant Section Officer / Assistant in the Central Government of equivalent in the Level 7 in pay matrix as per 7th CPC or Grade Pay of Rs. 4,600/- as per 6th
  • Employees/Officials in the Central Government or equivalent in the pay matrix of Level 6, Level 5 & Level 4 as per 7th CPC OR in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-, Rs. 2800/- & Rs. 2400/- as per 6th CPC are eligible.
Note: Employees working on Temporary/ Part time/ Seasonal / Contractual / Ad-hoc basis are not eligible for deputation.
  1. Desirable Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in regional language
  • Knowledge of Arabic language
  • Knowledge of Accounts
  • Experience in Crowd Control and Disaster management
  • Experience in Public Relations, Administrative, Police & Para Military Services.
  • Courses in Data Entry, Computer including proficiency in MS-Word, Excel, E-mail & Internet, LAN and WAN from NIC or person holding “Q” level certificate from Department of Electronics.
Attachments (Optional) which may be attached with the application
  1. Certificate of experience in Crowd Control and Disaster Management
  2. Certificate of proficiency in data entry/Computer Applications.
  3. Certificate of Arabic Language proficiency.
  4. Pay & Allowances:
  • During the deputation period, Basic Pay, HRA and Foreign Allowance as admissible shall be paid as per instructions of Government of India issued from time to time, HRA will however not be paid to those employees who are in possession of Government accommodation in any city in India.
  • No Daily Allowance would be admissible for the period of deputation at CGI, Jeddah.
  • Economy class air ticket to & fro Jeddah would be provided to the deputationists
  • The selected candidates will be entitled to normal baggage allowance of 20 Kgs
  • Accommodation would be provided on sharing basis to the deputationists
  • The officials selected will be entitled for eight days preparation/joining time before departure. However, no payment will be made in case the applicant is not able, to proceed to Saudi Arabia or stays beyond eight days preparation time on account of any administrative exigency.
  • No joining/preparation time is admissible on return from deputation i.e. from CGI, Jeddah.
  • No conveyance allowance shall be paid for completing various formalities in Delhi
  • Expenditure on account of to & fro air travel to Jeddah will be borne by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • Expenditure on account of salary, preparation time and accommodation in Saudi Arabia during the deputation period will be borne by the CGI, Jeddah from the budget of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  1. Deployment and Duties of the Deputationists:
  • The services of the deputationists will be at the disposal of the Consulate General of India (CGI), Jeddah during their deputation and they will be deployed by CGI, Jeddah at various Branch offices in Makkah, Madinah, Haj terminal at Jeddah, camps at Mina and Arafat etc on functional basis to render assistance to Indian Haj pilgrims.
  • They will also be deemed to be on 24 hours duty during the entire period of deputation and will be allocated tasks for specified duration depending on exigencies. No extra remuneration or compensation will be payable to them except the normal admissible Foreign Allowance.
  • To assist pilgrims at their Maktabs and camps during the pilgrimage.
  • To assist pilgrims in their daily activities and attend to their grievances.
  • To assist the pilgrims to perform their Haj rituals.
  1. General Conditions:
  • If the selected candidate does not report to the Ministry within the stipulated time, the next candidate in the waiting list would be considered without serving any notice to the non-reporting candidate.
  • If any information given by the candidate is found wrong at any stage, his candidature will be cancelled. The department concerned shall be asked to take appropriate disciplinary action against the candidate and the expenditure incurred by the Ministry will be recovered.
  • The selected candidates will not be allowed to take any of their family members, including spouse, even at their own cost.
  • The selected candidates are not allowed to interact with the media. Violation of this condition will result in immediate recall and disciplinary action.
  • The deputationists should always be in civil clothes.
  • Failure to perform duties assigned to the deputationists satisfactorily could lead to immediate repatriation to India and disciplinary action including partial or full recovery of the Government money spent on his deputation.

Govt may sidestep demand for boost to maternity benefit scheme

The rollout of the scheme in its first year of implementation has been tardy with only 96,460 women receiving cash transfers


Demands from activists and economists for a raise in the allocation for the government's maternity benefit programme have failed to cut ice with the Centre.


The Ministry of Women and Child Development has not sought any increase for the (PMMVY), which promises Rs 6,000 to pregnant and lactating mothers for the birth of their first child, in its wishlist to Finance Minister for Union 2018, an official said.


The ministry has asked for Rs 25 billion for the programme, the same as last year.


An initial amount of Rs 27 billion was announced for the scheme during Union 2017 but it was later revised to Rs 25 billion.


About 60 top economists of the country wrote to Jaitley in December last year, pointing out that the amount of Rs 27 billion set aside by the Centre was a third of what is required under National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, which entitles all pregnant women and lactating mothers to at least Rs 6,000, and not just mothers of first-borns.


It is reliably learnt that had opposed the move to restrict benefits to only mothers of first-borns but the Prime Minister's Office stuck to its guns because of the cost factor.


The rollout of the scheme in its first year of implementation has been tardy with only 96,460 women receiving cash transfers until January 15, 2018. This is less than 2 per cent of the total 51.6 lakh women the seeks to benefit annually.


As a result, in the next fiscal, the will have to provide cash benefits to double the number of women, while last years would have lapsed.


This shows that the is not serious, said Dipa Sinha, convenor of the Right to Food campaign, who was among those who wrote to Jaitley.


"By the government's own truncated estimate, 52 lakh women were to benefit from the scheme in the current financial year. But since only a fraction of them have received the cash transfer, it means the needs to now reach out to double the annual estimate in the next financial year and, therefore, should have at least sought twice the funds allocated last year," Sinha explained.


She added that the scheme is violative of the NFSA, under which all pregnant and lactating mothers, except employees, are entitled to a sum of at least Rs 6,000.


The PMMVY programme is, however, restricted to only one child per woman. The scheme also excludes any woman who already has a child today because it applies only to the birth of the first living child.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised New Year Eve address to the nation on December 31, 2016 announced the pan-India expansion of the maternity benefit scheme which was until then being implemented across 56 districts as part of a pilot project.


In May 2017, the Union Cabinet approved the for pregnant women and lactating mothers, effective from January 1, 2017.


Under the scheme, a woman would receive Rs 5,000 in three instalments upon meeting different requirements and remaining Rs 1,000 under Janani Suraksha Yojana after institutional delivery.


According to Sinha, by adding conditionalities such as institutional delivery for women to claim Rs 1,000 of the total Rs 6,000, the is denying mothers their right under law.


Maternity benefits became a legal entitlement in 2013 under the NFSA, which states, "Subject to such schemes as may be framed by the central government, every pregnant and lactating mother shall be entitled to [nutritious food and] maternity benefit of not less than rupees six thousand, in such instalments as may be prescribed by the central 

Source B.S

DELHI HIGH COURT ORDER ON MATERNITY LEAVE IN CASE OF SURROGACY

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Appointment of Postal Assistants /Sorting Assistants selected through CHSL2015 conducted by SSC

Our Fedration sent a protest letter to the Department.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Seventh Central Pay Commissions recommendations regarding revision of pay scales for amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules : DoPT


F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-E.stt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29th January, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Seventh Central pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M of even number dated August, 2016 on the subject mentioned wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Rcviscd pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department of Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules\Recruitment Rules shall be made by the by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay by the new pay structure i.e. “LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX” straightaway without making a reference to the Deportment of Personnel and Training Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Subsequently, this Department has held meetings in October/November, 2016 with the administrative Ministries/Departments to review the progress in the implementation of the O.M. An important suggestion made in the meetings with respect to facilitating the process of consultation with the Legislative Department for drafting notification for amendment of RRs in accordance with 0M dated 9th August, 2016 and its Hindi translation so as to expedite the issue or notification. In this regard, this Department in consultation with Legislative Department prepared a model notification in English and Hindi for use of the Administrative Ministries/Departments. The same was issued for the use Of Ministries/Departments vide this Department’s 0M dated 18.01.2017.

3. Further, DoP&T vide 0M of even number dated 16.02.2017 sought information with regard to implementation of OM dated 09.08.2016. However, no significant inputs on the issue were received from the despite repeated requests.

4. In view of the above, a meeting under the Chairmanship of JS(E) with all Ministries/Departments was held on 04.01.2018. The Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish the details on the issue urgently so as to enable this Department to furnish a status repot for information of PMO. The detail of the data received from various Ministries/Departments as on 24.01.2018 has been compiled and annexed. All Ministries/Departments are requested to scrutinize the data pertaining to them as the annexure. In case some additions/corrections are required, the same may be communicated to this Division before 09.02.2048. In case no inputs are received, the data as indicated in annexure shall be treated as final.
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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Complete the appointment process of PA/SA latest BY 28/02/2018

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Introduction of new dress code and caps to the postman by the Honorable Minister for communications without calling staff side.




FNPO Organising lunch hour demonstration in front all circle office across the country on 08/02/2018. Appeal to all circle secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions.

Copy of the letter sent to chairman Postal Services Board.  Along with charter of demands PDF.
FEDERATIONOFNATIONALPOSTALORGANISATIONS.   
T-24,Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone : 011-23321378
Ref: Strike/02/2018                                               18/01/2018
To
To
Shri A. N. Nanda, 
Chairman,
Postal Services Board,
Dak Bhavan
New Delhi 110 001.
Respected Sir,
Sub:-  Pending demands of my federation – Reg
Ref:    My federation letter dated 15/01/2018.
                                               *****************
Our federation decided to go on strike during the month of September 2017, demanding your office to consider 10 point charter of demands. Directorate appealed our federation to withdraw the agitation programme vide letter No.08-12/2017-SR dated 01/08/17(copy enclosed).  On request from the Directorate, our federation postponed the strike call.
Now, nearly 7 months have lapsed, expect Demand No.7 all other demands are still pending.
Hence my federation Secretariat decided to go to on lunch hour demonstration in front of circle office across the country on 08/02/2018.  Further, my federal secretariat met on 11/02/18 to decide further course of action on the subject.
This is for your information and requests your office to take necessary action on our enclosed demands.
                                                     
Yours sincerely,
D.Theagarajan.
Secretary General.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1) Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee Report. Grant of civil servant status to GDS. Request for ‘Removal of 3-A(I) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011Grant pension to all GDS without absorption as regular Group D – As per Principle CAT, New Delhi Judgement.
2) Granting the benefits of MACPs w.e.f 01/01/ 2006 as per 6th CPC based on the judgement of the Honourable Supreme Court.
3) Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories, i.e. RMS, MMS, P
ACO, Postmaster CadrePostal Civil wing, etc. and the demands of the National Union of Postal Civil Wing Employees
4) Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including bandwidth
5) Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA,SA, Postmen, Mailguard,Mailmen, Drivers, and Artisans in MMS, MTS, PACO and GDS.
6) Request to grant of a new scale to the temporary status MTS on par with 7th CPC.
7) Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization
8) Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle the other issues of casual labourers.
9) Restore OTA, OSA& Special allowance of PO & RMS Accountants.
10) One-time relaxation to the Central Government employees who have availed L
TC-80 and travelled by air, by purchasing tickets from authorities other than authorised agents.
11)Removal of ambiguity in the fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen and grant of the benefit extended to commissioned officers to personnel below officer rank also
12)Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guaranteeing 50% of last pay drawn as the minimum pension.
13)Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal Department.
14)Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing&Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)
15)Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts and consider the modifications suggested by NAPE-C before finalization.
No. 08-12/2017-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
                                   Dated:  01st August 2017
To,
The Secretary General,
Federation of National Postal Organisations,
T-24, Atul Grove Road,
New Delhi- 110001.
          Subject Trade Union action call was given by Federation of National Postal Organisations (FNPO) in support of their demands.
Sir,
            I am directed to refer to your letter No. Strike/2017 dated 20.06.2017 on the above mentioned subject. The charter of demands has been examined by the concerned Divisions and replies to each item of demands showing the present status are enclosed herewith.
2.         As many of your demands have been settled and few are under active consideration of the Department, it is requested that the proposed agitation may be called off.
Yours faithfully,
Encl: As Above
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                                                                                                                     (P. S. Verma)
Director (SR & Legal)

Charter of demands submitted by FNPO vide letter dated 20.06.2017:
Sl. No.
Demands
Reply
1.
Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers,  and Artisans in MMS, MTS, PACO and GDS.
GDS: Process of online engagement of GDS has already been started to fill up vacant post of GDS in 17 Circles. Due to technical snags in the online engagement software, process in remaining Circles will be started only after process in 17 Circles will finalize.
PA/SA: Result of PA/SA for the year 2015 is kept in abeyance as the matter is subjudice. Vacancies of PA/SA for the year 2016 have already been intimated to SSC.
        LGO exam for promotion to the cadre of PA/SA for deputation to APS has been conducted on 04.06.2017.
            LGOs exam for promotion to Assistants in MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO has been held on 16.07.2017.
            In r/o other exams, viz. IP Exam 2016-17, PM Grade I and PS Group B 2017-18, LGOs to PAs/SAs 2016-17 and 2017-18, engagement of new approved Agency is in the pipeline. MoU between Department and Agency is to be signed.
            For the Postman/Mail Guard and MTS cadre exams, instructions have been issued to all the Circles to fill up the vacancies by giving top priority.
            Calendar of departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2017-18 has already been issued to all the Circles by giving tentative schedule for filling up the vacancies of decentralized examination i.e. PO & RMS Accountant Examination, LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs (Exam has been conducted by respective Circles), LGOs examination for promotion to Assistants of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO and other exams.
2.
Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS Committee Report. Grant of civil servant status to GDS. Request to ‘Removal of 3-A (I) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011, Grant pension to all GDS without absorption as regular Group D – As per Principle CAT, New Delhi Judgement, Request to count service to all erstwhile GDS service to who have been absorbed as Group D/Postman – As per Principle CAT, New Delhi Judgement.
The recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee have been considered by the Department of Posts and mandatory approval is being obtained in this regard.
       As far as grant of civil servant status to GDS is concerned, it is stated that according to Rule 3-A (v) of GDS Conduct Rules 2011, a Sevak shall be outside the Civil Service of the Union. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of Superintendent of Post Offices Vs PK Rajamma (1977) (3) SCC held that the Extra Departmental Agents {now called Gramin Dak Sevaks} are holders of the civil post outside the regular civil services. Moreover, they are part time employees being engaged for maximum of 5 hrs a day. In the light of above legal position demand of the union cannot be acceded to.
3.
Request to grant of a new scale to the temporary status MTS on par with 7th CPC. Conversion of temporary status casual labourers into permanent as per the Directorate letter No. 25-07/2017-PE-I dated 16.05.2017.
In pursuance of the instructions issued by the Department of Expenditure, vide its O.M. No. A-11012/11-EG dated 19.12.2016, all the HoCs have been instructed, vide this office letter dated 16.05.2017, to convert the temporary posts into permanent ones up to the level of Dy. Secretary (i.e. having Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/- or less in the pre-revised scale excluding GDS posts), subject to the condition that these posts have functional justification and are in existence for more than three years. Thus, Casual labourers don’t come under the purview of this order.
4.
Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
FS Division has informed that no new schemes are launched by that Division on behalf of DoP. The DoP is operating Small Savings Schemes on behalf of MoF.
PLI Directorate has informed that they have completed roll out of Core Insurance Solution (CIS) as on 25.01.2016 to 808 HOs and 24598 Sub Post Offices as per the information provided by Circles. Roll out of RICT has not been initiated so far. They have also informed that at no point of time any case of harassment & victimization of staff has come to their notice.
5.
Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7thCPC and settle the other issues of casual labourers.
The orders in respect of minimum pay for calculation of pay of casual labourers (without temporary status) has already been issued vide this office letter no. 7-10/2016-PCC dated 31.03.2017.
6.
Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Civil wing etc. and accept the modifications suggested by NAPE-C before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’ & demands of National Union of Postal Civil Wing Employees.
The cadre restructuring of left out cadres, i.e. RMS, PACO and PASBCO is currently under examination in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. The matter of cadre restructuring of Postmaster Cadre will be examined thereafter.
         A Committee has been constituted, vide this office letter no. 25-04/2012-PE-I dated 09.06.2017, under the chairmanship of Shri Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle, to examine the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring of Group C employees.
           Cadre review of MMS is under active consultation with Ministry of Finance, DoE.
7.
Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.
The CGHS facilities have been extended to the pensioners of Post and Telegraph Department by the M/o Health & Family Welfare vide O.M. No. S-11016/2/2015-CGHS(P)/EHS dated 19.07.2017 and the same has been circulated by the Dte. To all the Circles vide letter no. 2-3/2009-Medical dated 25.07.2017.
The issue of merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries is under consideration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
8.
Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
The demand for withdrawal of NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) is outside the purview of this Department. As regards guarantee of 50% last pay drawn as minimum pension, it is mentioned that govt. has already enhanced minimum pension to Rs. 9000/- w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The pension of retiring employees is fixed at 50% of emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial under Rule 49(2) of CCS (Pension) Rules.
           Government has also decided to revise pension of pre-2016 pensioners to 50% of notional pay in pay matrix of 7th CPC by fixing pay on notional basis during each intervening Pay Commission.
9.
Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal Department.
Since the Department of Posts is a service oriented Department, the decision of 5 days week lead to public inconvenience and further, to public complaints.
         This decision will also result in revenue loss to the Department as customer will go for other alternatives when Post Offices are closed on Saturday.
10.
Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
There is no proposal of corporatization/privatization at this juncture.  The Department is making efforts to give better and competitive services to the customers specifically in the areas of insurance, banking and parcels. 


FEDERATIONOFNATIONALPOSTALORGANISATIONS.   
T-24,Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone : 011-23321378
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Circular/01/2018                                                        18/01/2018
To
All General Secretaries, FWC members and all circle secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions.
Dear colleagues,
You are aware that we proposed to issue strike notice in the month of September 2017 based on the appeal by the Department our federation decided to postpone the strike programme. Now 7 months have lapsed, no issue is settled by the Directorate as assured vide their letter No. 08-12/2017-SR  dated 01/08/2017.
Therefore, our federation has decided to organize a lunch hour demonstration on 08/02/2018 in front of all circle offices. I appeal all our affiliated union circle secretaries to organize a lunch hour demonstration on 08/02/2018. After the demonstration submit our letter to the Chairman, Postal Board through their respective Chief Postmaster General.
A copy of the letter to be submitted to CPMG is enclosed for your information.
Yours fraternally,
D.Thegarajan