Latest News :

• Welcome to our website • We warmly welcome the new Postal Assistant recruits of Howrah Division. Our heartiest congratulations on your selection! • "Sangeet Sandhya" - 2013 held on 19th September 2013 was a huge success • Biennial Joint Conference of our Divisional Union concluded on 11.08.2013 at Howrah Stadium. 14th Book Grant Distribution ceremony was a huge success. 125 students received the book grant

HON'BLE CAT,CALCUTTA BENCH, KOLKATA ORDER DTD.22.08.2014 REGARDING PAYMENT OF DA TO THE CONTINGENT PAID EMPLOYEES IN A CAT CASE FILED BY THREE CONTINGENT PAID EMPLOYEES OF HOWRAH DIVISION. A HISTORIC MILESTONE TOWARDS THE SETTLEMENT OF THIS PROBLEM.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 0 comments

The Central Administrative Tribunal, Calcutta Bench,Kolkata order dtd.22.08.2014 in the OA NO.1594/2013 is re produced below for information of all ,which is self explanatory.













Admissibility and Annual Ceiling in Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy – Minister’s Reply.

Saturday, 23 August 2014 0 comments

Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy admissible if Institution where children are studying is affiliated to any board or recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority

CEA Annual Ceiling : Rs. 18000/- per child
CEA Annual Ceiling for disabled children : Rs. 36000 per child
Hostel Subsity Annual Ceiling : Rs. 54000/- per child
Hostel Subsidy for disabled children : Rs.9000 per month per child

Gist of Minister’s Reply in the Parliament on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy

Children Education Allowance for Central Government Employees – Annual Ceiling and Details of Admissible Institutions
While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child.
The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children ofGovernment employees is 9,000/- per child per month.
These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014.
The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognised institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.
Source: PIB
//copy//


NEWS FROM CIRCLE UNION --TWO-DAYS’ STAY-IN DEMONSTRATION AT CIRCLE OFFICE ON 19-20 AUGUST 2014 ( Round the Clock ).

0 comments




Memorandum submitted to Regional PMG by Circle Union on 20th August’2014.
 
All India Postal Employees Union Group-C
All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & Group-D
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
All India Postal S B C O Employees Association
West Bengal Circle
37, Ganesh Chnadra Avenue, Kolkata – 13.

No: PC – 25/ Joint Movement                                                                   Dated  19-20/8.2014.
MEMORANDUM

This mass stay in demonstration for 48 hours ( round the clock ) under the banner of above organizations held in front of your chamber expresses deep anguish and resentment against the intolerable apathy towards innumerable types of staff problems and limitless reluctance to settle those despite several requests, negotiations and correspondences. Even the decisions taken and implemented beyond departmental rules are not being cancelled/ modified and higher administration appears to protect such malpractices. Our members are becoming victims almost in all cases purposefully and the whole environment suggests a reign of administrative anarchy.

Under this situation, this demonstration strongly protests against present administrative inaction to settle staff problems and victimization of our members in different forms and places / divisions.

Already in last week of July in all divisions of Kolkata Region, our respective organizations submitted memorandum including local issues as well as general issues to different tiers of organizations. But nothing happened till date. In this circumstances we are sub meeting this memorandum which need to be settle without farther delay to avoid any kind of continues and sever trade union action.

DEMANDS  :

1. Replacement of Battery of UPS in different SOs under Kolkata Region. 
2. Change of hours of business of Bolpur SO and surrounding of Bolpur S.O under
    Birbhium  Division.
3. Filling up of vacant GDS posts in different office under Kolkata Region.
4. Replacement of existing computer nods which are 8 years old. Example – Suri, Rampurhat, Bolpur Sainthia, Nalhati, Murarai etc. under Birbhum Division Nabapalli, Bongaon, Ashoknagar, N. Bk, M. gram, Rajarhat, Khantura under Barasat division.

5. Allotment of sufficient fund for medical T/A head in different division like  Birbhum, Barasat, Central Kolkata,South Nadia Division etc.
6. Holding of DPC for promotion to MTS / Postman posts from GDS/ Part time employees in Barasat, South Presidency, North Presidency, Birbhum Division etc.
7. Shifting of Airport Post office from Rajabagan P.O ( Single handed )under North 
    Kolkata Divison to Airport stg.
8. Running of cash van as schedule time of North Kol Division avoiding abnormal delay.
9. Issue of General order from Region office to the Divisions regarding effect of date of joining of newly recruited PAs ( for the year of vacancy 2011-2012 ).
10. Arrangement of unapproved vacant post of postman & MTS from GDS rotationally in South Nadia Division.
Page cont..2
     
// 2 //

11. Stop anti employees, unilateral and vindictive attitude of postal administration in the n/o disciplinary proceeding. Example North Presidency, Kolkata GPO, South Nadia, Murshidabad.

12. Filling up postman posts of departmental quota vacancy from 2012 onwards.

13. Stop trade union victimization in Kolkata GPO, North Presidency division etc.

14. Grant MACP in every divisions as per Dte guidelines.

15.  Stop favoritism biased and motivated activity of a section of administration in the name of “administrative interest” during issuance of tenure transfer memo, Murshidabad in particular.

16. Hold CRC meeting timely for granting appointment on relaxation ground.

17. Immediate repairing of different PO Buildings in different divisions. 











(B.G.Sur)                                                (N.C.Dey)                                    (J. Majumdar )
    Circle Secretary, GDS                             Circle Secretary, P-IV                      Circle Secretary, Gr-C



                                                                     ( A.Das )
                                                          Circle Secretary, SBCO




To

Sri Subrat Das
Postmaster General
Kolkata  Region
O/o the Chief PMG
West Bengal Circle- for intimation and active persuasion.







All India Postal Employees Union Group-C
All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & Group-D
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
All India Postal S B C O Employees Association
West Bengal Circle
37, Ganesh Chnadra Avenue, Kolkata – 13.

No: PC – 25/ Joint Movement                                                                   Dated  19-20/8.2014.
MEMORANDUM

This mass stay in demonstration for 48 hours ( round the clock ) under the banner of above organizations held in front of your chamber expresses deep anguish and resentment against the intolerable apathy towards innumerable types of staff problems and limitless reluctance to settle those despite several requests, negotiations and correspondences. Even the decisions taken and implemented beyond departmental rules are not being cancelled/ modified and higher administration appears to protect such malpractices. Our members are becoming victims almost in all cases purposefully and the whole environment suggests a reign of administrative anarchy.

Under this situation, this demonstration strongly protests against present administrative inaction to settle staff problems and victimization of our members in different forms and places / divisions.

Already in last week of July in all divisions of South Bengal Region, our respective organizations submitted memorandum including local issues as well as general issues to different tiers of organizations. But nothing happened till date. In this circumstances we are sub meeting this memorandum which need to be settle without farther delay to avoid any kind of continues and sever trade union action.

DEMANDS  :

1. Replacement of Battery of UPS in different SOs under South Bengal Region. 
2. Reopening of Business office of Howrah Division at Kadamtala and Night Post  office of Howrah HO.  
3. Filling up of vacant GDS posts in different office under South Bengal Region.
4. Holding of DPC for promotion to MTS / Postman posts from GDS/ Part time
    employees in different Divisions.
5. Filling up departmental quota vacancy in respect of Postmen from 2011 onwards immediately.
6. .  Stop favoritism, biased and motivated activity of a section of administration in the name of “administrative interest” during issuance of tenure transfer and posting  memo, particular in Tamluk, Purulia, North Hooghly, Burdwan divisions. Cancel irregular posting order for approved Accountants in general line in Howrah Division. Cancel irregular treasury memo in case of Tamluk H.O and issue modified memo following usual formalities in general. Follow Dte guidelines in this regard.

7. Immediate payment of TRCA to the respective GDS in South Hooghly division, pending for long.

8.  Immediate grant HRA @ 30% to the employees of some offices in South Hooghly/ North Hooghly division.
Page cont..2
     
// 2 //

9. Immediate release of HRA to respective PA, Sankrail SO and PA, Botanical-Garden SO in Howrah Division.

10. Formation of Groups/ Cluster as per Dte guidelines in case of Posting of SBCO employees in this region, which had not been followed properly. 


11. Stop anti employees, unilateral and vindictive attitude of postal administration in the n/o disciplinary proceeding. Example Purulia, Asansol division.


12. Stop trade union victimization in Tamluk division etc.

13. Grant MACP in every divisions as per Dte guidelines. In Asansol Division it is pending since long and local administration is soldering nothing.

14. Hold CRC meeting timely for granting appointment on relaxation ground.

15. Immediate repairing of different PO Buildings in different divisions, Bandel SO under North Hooghly in particular.   






(B.G.Sur)                                                (N.C.Dey)                                    (J. Majumdar )
    Circle Secretary, GDS                             Circle Secretary, P-IV                      Circle Secretary, Gr-C


                                                                         ( A.Das )
                                                              Circle Secretary, SBCO



To

Sri P.M .Lal
Postmaster General
South Bengal Region
O/o the Chief PMG
West Bengal Circle- for intimation and active persuasion


//COPY//



CONFEDERATION DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES.

Sunday, 17 August 2014 0 comments



Ref: Circular No. 18                                                                                Dated – 17.08.2014

To

All CHQ office Bearers
All Affiliated organizations
All State C-O-Cs

CONFEDERATION DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Dear Comrades,

The National Sectt. of the Confederaton met at New Delhi on 11.08.2014 to consider the follow up action required in the matter of some of the pressing issues on which Confederation had organized series of agitational programmes prior to the commencement of the Election process of the 16th Lok Sabha. The CHQ has received reports from various affiliaties to the effect that they have all endorsed the common memorandum, the Confederation had submitted to the 7th CPC. Most of the affiliates have emailed copies of the respective memorandum to the CHQ. Those who have not sent copies are requested to do so without further loss of time. This will enable the Confederation to write to the 7th CPC to provide an opportunity to these organisations to tender oral evidence to explain and elucidate their submissions in the memorandum.

The meeting noted that there has been only negative response from the Government on the issues of Interim Relief and merger of DA. We have already sent to you a copy of our letter addressed to the Seretary, Staff Side, JCM National Council, (Com. Shivgopal Mishra) which is yet to be responded. The meeting considered the following issues as important, the pursuance of which must not brook any delay, especially in the background that the 7th CPC has formally written to the Government asking it to indicate the course of action required to be taken on the memorandum of the staff side on Interim Relief and marger of DA.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1.      Merger of DA with pay for all employees with effect from 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak sewaks and pensioners.
2.      Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
3.      Inclusion of Gramind Dak sevaks under the purview of 7th Central pay Commission.
4.      Scrap PFRDA Act and grant of statutory pension to all.
5.      Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendations should be 01.01.2014.
6.      Regularisation and revision of wages of casual laboures and contract workers.
7.      Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointments.
8.      Fill up al vacant posts and creation of new posts wherever justified.
9.      Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation of Government functions.
10.  Grant Productivity linked Bonus to all without ceiling; compute Bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.
11.  Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.

The meeting also considered the policy perception of the new Government in the light of the administrative price hike in petroleum products, the proposals in the Railway and General Budget, the steep hike in the freight and passenger fares of Railways, the decision to hike FDI in Defence Production, Railway Infrastructure and Insurance sectors, disinvestment of public sector including nationalized banks and have come to the inescapable conclusion that under Narendra Modi dispensation, the neo-liberal policies, as expected, will only be intensified and the promised “Achche Din” is for the Corporate giants of the country. The last session of the Parliament witnessed the determination of the NDA Government in changing the labour laws on the lines of the enactment made by Rajasthan Government of Vasundhara Raje Scindhia by virtue of which in almost 90% of the manufacturing units in India, the employers are permitted to indulge in hire and fire policy, for the existing regulations will be dispensed with.

The meeting came to the decision that the confederation must organise serious and prolonged campaign, preferably in unison with the Railway and Defence Federations. We will pursue our consultation with those Federations to reach a common approach in the matter. Since it might take some more time, the meeting decided to pursue the demands through a demonstrative programme.

11th September 2014       -      Submission of the Charter of Demands along with a brief Note to all heads of offices by arranging demonstration in front of all offices; the branch level/district/divisional/state level leaders will explain the demands especially the memorandums on interim relief, DA merger and GDS issues.
19th September 2014       -      Dharna between 10 AM to 3 PM at all important state/districts/divisional centres.
25th September 2014       -      Dharna between 10 AM to 3 PM at New Delhi with participation of the leaders of all affiliates and the members working in the city of Delhi (at a central place-to be decided by the Confederation Delhi State committee).

Confederation office Bearers will meet again at Delhi on 26.09.2014, 5 PM to decide further course of action. Confederation will bring out pamphlets and bulletins to explain various issues like minimum wage, DA, Bonus, GDS problems  etc. shortly as part of an education campaign. The detailed campaign programe to be undertaken after Diwali festival will be intimated later.

Comradely yours,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General



PROMOTION BY PASSING DEPARTMENTAL COMPETETIVE EXAMINATION SHOULD BE TREATED AS DIRECT RECRUITMENT AND MACP TO PROMOTEES CANNOT BE DENIED ON THAT ACCOUNT - DELHI HIGH COURT UPHOLDS THE JUDGEMENT OF JODHPUR AND NEW DELH CATs.

Saturday, 16 August 2014 0 comments





NEWS FROM CIRCLE UNIONS-- TWO-DAYS' STAY-IN DEMONSTRATION AT CIRCLE OFFICE ON 19-20 AUGUST 2014.

0 comments

TWO-DAYS'  STAY-IN  DEMONSTRATION  AT  CIRCLE 

 OFFICE  ON  19-20 AUGUST 2014 : PREPARATION  AND

  DIVISIONWISE  ALLOTMENT

    As per the decision and call of the joint circle working committee meeting held on 12-13th July 2014, continuous stay-in demonstration will be floored in front of Kolkata and South Bengal Regional offices at Yogayog Bhavan from 11 A.M., 19.8.2014 to 5 P.M., 20.8.2014. The datewise allotment for participation of comrades from units and divisions is given below.

On 19.8.2014 : 
     Kolkata Region ==> Kolkata GPO --        150
                                    Barabazar H.O. --       50
                                    North Kolkata --          50
                                    Alipore --                     25
                                    PSD --                        10
                                    Fgn Post --                 10
                                    North Presidency --     50
                                    Nadia South --            50
                                    Birbhum --                  25

   South Bengal Region ==> North Hooghly -- 50
                                            Contai --             50
                                            Tamluk --            50
                                            Midnapore --       50
                                            Burdwan --          50
  • Night stay allotment : each bigger division -- 10           smaller division -- 5  


On 20.8.2014 :
   Kolkata Region ==>          South Kolkata --     150
                                            Central Kolkata --   150
                                            East Kolkata --       150
                                            Barasat --               100
                                            South Presidency --100
                                            Nadia North --          25
                                            Murshidabad --        25

   South Bengal Region ==> South Hooghly --     100
                                            Howrah --                 100
                                            Purulia --                  50 
                                            Bankura --                50
                                            Asansol --                 50
  • Kolkata divisions will mobilise more comrades this day to participate in the demonstration.
  • Every comrade will take leave to participate in the program.
  • Circle Unions has already despatched this circular by post.
  • Please engage your full organisational power to make this program a grand success. 
//COPY//


     



 
All India Postal Employees Union, Group - C, Howrah Division, West Bengal Circle, India © 2011-14 | Administrator
This website is best viewed in 1024 X 768 resolution with Google Chrome 16.0.912.75, Mozilla Firefox 9.0.1, Safari 5.1, Opera 11.50, IE 9 or higher Web Browsers.