Saturday, September 29, 2018

Promotion and postings of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the Service and transfers/postings of regular SAG officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Press Release- 28/09/2018 Central Trade Unions call for Nationwide General Strike on 8th and 9th January 2019

Press Release
28/09/2018
Central Trade Unions call for
Nationwide General Strike on 8th and 9th January 2019
National Convention of Workers decides to go for Nationwide General Strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national policies of the BJP-led NDA Government.
The National Convention of Workers held today, the 28th September 2018, in Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi, decided to go for two days’ Nationwide General Strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national policies of the BJP-led NDA Government.
The convention was jointly called by the ten Central Trade Unions (INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC,TUCC, AICCTU, SEWA, LPF, UTUC), in association with all independent National Federations of Workers and Employees, of both Industrial and Service sectors, Central Government and State Government employees, including Railways, Defense, Health, Education, Water, Post, Scheme Workers etc; in the public sector undertaking such as Banks, Insurance, Telecom, Oil, Coal, Public Transport etc, Factories, and from the unorganised sectors-Construction, Beedi, Street vendors, Domestic Workers, Migrant Workers, Scheme workers, Home based workers, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers, agricultural workers etc., expresses serious concern over the deteriorating situation in the national economy due to the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies pursued by the Central Government and some of the States ruled by the BJP, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people across the country.
The Presidium of the Convention consisted of Ashok Singh, Ramendra Kumar, S. N. Pathak, K. Hemlata, R. K. Sharma, Probir Banerjee, Lata, Santosh Rai and Shatrujeet Singh.
Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur (AITUC), Harbhajan Singh Sidhu (HMS), Tapan Sen (CITU), Satyavan (AIUTUC), G.R.Shivshankar (TUCC), Manali Shah (SEWA), Rajeev Dimri (AICCTU), Sanmugham (LPF), Ashok Ghosh (UTUC) addressed the Convention. Shivgopal Mishra( AIFR) and Guman Singh (NFIR) also addressed the convention.
The Convention noted with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, universal social security, workers’ status and including pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization of public and government sector including financial sectors and mass scale contractorisation, ratification of ILO Convention 87, 98 etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country. The ILO Convention 177 on Home Work and 189 on Domestic Work are also yet not ratified.
The Convention expressed its grave concern on scraping of hard-won 44 Central Labour Laws and replacing them with 4 employer-friendly Labour Codes and introduction of Fixed Term Employment through executive order. The Convention also expressed its anguish over New Pension Scheme and demand restoration of the old Pension Scheme. The Convention expresses solidarity with the fighting farmers and the Transport Workers of Rajasthan who are on an indefinite strike since 16th September, 2018.
This National Convention of Workers recorded its strong denunciation against the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery. The BJP Governments are using draconian UAPA, NSA as well as the agencies of CBI, NIA, IT to harass and suppress any dissenting opinions.  The peace loving secular people in the country are facing a stark situation of terror and insecurity all around. Working Class will raise its strong voice of protest.
In order to serve the interests of the multinational companies with Indian corporate, the present Government is pursuing blatantly anti-people, anti-workers and anti-national policies at the cost of severely damaging the national economy and destroying its indigenous productive and manufacturing capabilities. Such a regime must be defeated squarely to force the pro-people changes in policies on all fronts. This united platform of the working class resolves to heighten its struggle to that end.
The National Convention of workers adopted the following programmes:
1.    State level, district level and industry/sector level joint conventions  to be held during October/November 2018
2.    Joint Industry-level gate meetings, rallies etc. during November and December,2018
3.    Submission of strike notice jointly with demonstrations during 17-22 December, 2018
4.    Two days countrywide General Strike on 8th and 9th January 2019.
The National Convention called upon working people across the sectors and throughout the country irrespective of affiliations, independent unions, federations, associations to make the above programmes a total success.  
(Declaration attached)

CCS (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2008 - SECTION II OF THE PART "A" OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE THERETO- ENTRY PAY FOR DIRECT RECRUITS APPOINTED ON OR AFTER 01.01.2006 AND PAY FIXATION IN THE CASE OF PERSONS OTHER THAN SUCH RECRUITS

Transfers / postings of officers of Postal Service Group 'B' cadre - DOP Order


Payment of Dearness Allowances to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.07.2018

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GDS Issues Letter to Prime Minster- Central Trade unions.

World Postal NEWS

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Central Govt Rejects the Demand to Scrap NPS.

Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme

Representations have been received from various Associations of Government Employees on the problems being faced and the demand to withdraw the National Pension System (NPS). The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) also in its report examined the issues related to NPS and made recommendations for addressing these issues.
Check all news about Old and New Pension Scheme for CG Employees
Pursuant thereto, it was decided to constitute a Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures for streamlining NPS. The Committee has submitted its report. Due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and keeping in view of fiscal imperatives, it is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme.
This information was provided by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Shri. Shiv Pratap Shukla in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 24.7.2018.

Aadhaar not mandatory for bank account, mobile number but must for ITR filing

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme but imposed some restrictions on its use. The Supreme Court held that while Aadhaar would remain mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), it would not be mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts and telecom service providers cannot seek its linking of Aadhaar for mobile connections.The top court also held that Aadhaar would not be mandatory for school admissions. It would also not be mandatory examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission (UGC), the court ruled.
The top court’s five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said Aadhaar is meant to help benefits reach the marginalised sections of the society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also from community point of view.
The top court said Aadhaar is serving much bigger public interest and Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best.
Here are some highlights from Supreme Court ‘s verdict on Aadhaar:
Supreme Court strikes down the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act; as a result, private companies cannot ask for Aadhaar card
Aadhaar mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN)
Aadhaar not mandatory for opening of bank account
No mobile company can demand “Aadhaar card”
Aadhaar need not be made compulsory for school admissions
CBSE, NEET, UGC cannot make Aadhaar mandatory
Telecom service providers can’t seek linking of Aadhaar
Not mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts

 


CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS EXTEND SUPPORT TO GDS STRUGGLE







Tuesday, September 25, 2018

MACP Pay Fixation from the Date of Next Increment - DoPT OM dtd 20.09.2018

7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations on Allowances Related to Working on Holidays

Allowances Covered
1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance
2. Holiday Monetary Compensation
3. National Holiday Allowance
Employees, who are regularly required to work on holidays, are compensated in a variety of ways. Some, like the employees of Delhi Police and the CISF, are granted an extra month’s pay per year. Employees of other CAPFs are granted extra thirty days’ leave. Some other categories of staff are paid allowances, which are dealt with in this section. There are 3 such allowances.

1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance

It is a compensation for non-gazetted staff of IB who are required to perform duties on holidays and weekends; granted at the rate of one day’s (Basic Pay + DA) for up to thirty days in a financial year. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission notes that employees in almost all ministries/departments are, sometimes, required to work on weekends. They are usually compensated by providing a “compensatory off.” Thus, grant of an allowance for weekend working is not justified.
At the same time, the sensitive, and time bound nature of work done by IB should also be kept in mind. Therefore, it is recommended that the non-gazetted staff of IB, presently covered under Holiday Compensatory Allowance, should, henceforth, be covered by National Holiday Allowance. They will be granted this allowance for up to twelve holidays in a year (including the three National Holidays) at the rates prescribed. Accordingly, Holiday Compensatory Allowance, as a separate allowance, should be abolished.
[Government Decision on Holiday Compensatory Allowance: Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance. Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance. Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)]

2. Holiday Monetary Compensation
This allowance is granted in Department of Posts and is payable to postmen and other departmental staff who are required to perform duty on second holiday if three consecutive holidays occur. The existing rates are:

Category
 Rate of Remuneration
Supervisor ₹85 per holiday for 4 hours
Postal Assistant ₹85 per holiday for 4 hours
PostmenSorting Postmen/₹85 per holiday
Multi-tasking staff ₹60 per holiday for 4 hours
Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to ₹600 per holiday.
Analysis and Recommendations
Since the allowance is not DA indexed, it is proposed to raise the amount to ₹200 per holiday for Supervisors, Postal Assistants and Postmen/Sorting Postmen; and ₹150 per holiday for Multi-tasking Staff. The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent.
[Government Decision on Holiday Monetary Compensation: Retained. Rationalized. Accepted ]

3. National Holiday Allowance
This allowance is paid to non-gazetted Railway employees who are rostered to work on a “National Holiday.” The existing rates are:

Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay Rate
up to ₹7260 ₹256 per day
₹7261-₹9700 ₹318 per day
₹9701 and above (limited to non-gazetted staff) ₹420 per day
There are demands to increase the amount of this allowance to 1.5 x (one day’s Basic Pay + DA)
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission notes that although there are only three National Holidays, this allowance is granted for twelve days in a year due to operational constraints. Also, the allowance is already partially indexed to the DA. Hence, it is recommended that the amount should be increased by 50 percent to the following:
LevelRate of Allowance (per day)
1 and 2₹384
3 to 5 ₹477
6 to 8 (limited to non-gazetted staff) ₹630
The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

Delegation of Financial Powers to Chief General Manager (CGM), Parcel


Grant of Scholarship to the Children of Postal & GDS Employees

Grant of Scholarship to the Children of Postal & GDS Employees
 



File No.20-9/2017-WL&Sp
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(welfare & sports Section)

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg
New delhi - 110 001
Dated: 30.08.2018

To
All Heads of Postal circle

Subject: Grant of Scholarship to the Children of Postal & GDS Employees.

I am directed to inform you that with reference to letter No.13-1/93-WL&Sports dated 20.05.1993, 1-1/2017-WL & Sports dated 30/31.01.2018 and 19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 02.12.2013, scholarship for the wards of postal as well as GDS Employees, the following decisions have been taken which are conveyed as under:


S.No
Subject
Revised Provision
1
If a Postal/GDS employees who could not apply to the scholarship for his ward initially at the year of taking admission to the college i.e. in 1st year degree/diploma course after passing 12th exam, can he/she be considered eligible to the scholarship for subsequent years i.e. 2nd/3rd/4th year as the case may be, in which he/she applies.
He/she may apply in 2nd year and eligible for the Scholarship from current year i.e. 2nd yr to final yr.
2
If a Postal/GDS who applies for the scholarship first time directly in the final (3rd or  4th as the case may be) year academic degree/diploma course and requested to grant Scholarship for previous academic years of his ward (1st year /2nd year/3rd year as the case may be) along with current year, can he be given scholarship for each previous year + current year altogether, if applied for.
He/she may apply in 3rd year and eligible for the scholarship from current year i.e. 3rd yr to final yr and in case of apply in final yr, eligible only for final yr.
3
If a postal/GDS who applies for the scholarship first time directly in the after completing academic degree/diploma course and requested to grant scholarship for previous academic years of his ward (1st year /2nd year/ 3rd year/final year as the case may be) can he be given scholarship for each previous year altogether, if applied for
He/she may not apply after completing academic year / diploma course.


2. This will be applicable for the ward of postal as well as GDS Employees

3. These change will be applicable for the wards studying in IIT/AIIMS/IIM Medical/Technical Education/PG in Degree/Diploma and non technical Education. This will be applicable from FY-2018-19.

4. This issues with the approval of Members (Planning)

sd/-
(Daisy Barla)
Director (W&S)

SUPPLEMENTARY INSPECTION QUESTIONNAIRE (SET NO.1) FOR IPPB OPERATIONS AT HEAD POST OFFICE

Our beloved ex General Secretary AIPA (FNPO)O.P.Khanna Felicitation on 28/09/2018.

Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group 'C' post) Recruitment Rules, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

MACP Pay Fixation from the Date of Next Increment - DoPT OM dtd 20.09.2018

MACP Pay Fixation from the Date of Next Increment - DoPT OM dtd 20.09.2018


No. 35034/1/2017-Estt.D
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20.09.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 and its further clarification vide OM No. 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-1) dated 28.08.2018 [ Read this OM] on the issue of availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.

2. A number of references have been received from various quarter including Secretary, Staff Side as to whether the aforesaid OMs 13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 and 28.08.2018 will be applicable in the case of MACP also or otherwise. The matter has been examined in consultation with D/o Expenditure and it has been decided that the aforesaid OMs dated 27.07.2017 and 28.08.2018 will be applicable in the cases of pay fixation after grant of MACP also.
(G. Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary (E-I)
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MAKE CENT PERCENT SUCCESS TOMORROW ONE DAY HUNGER FAST PROGRAMME

                                                              GDS JCA

MAKE CENT PERCENT SUCCESS
TOMORROW ONE DAY HUNGER FAST PROGRAMME
On 25-09-2018.One day country wide hunger fast in front of Divisional Offices
Observance of three phase countrywide agitational programme by GDS JCA
All AIGDSU Circle/ Divisional /Branch secretaries are requested to make GDS JCA hunger fast programme success the charter of demand posted in our website
 “RURAL POSTAL EMPLOYEES”
 With Struggle Greetings