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NO REDUCTION IN RETIREMENT AGE.

Friday, 19 December 2014 0 comments

Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

NO REDUCTION IN RETIREMENT AGE

          There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.
          The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.
        The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.
        This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha, today. 
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(ReleaseID:113622) 18.12.2014

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SALARY PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES BY CASH ALSO. LATEST ORDER OF DG(POSTS).

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 0 comments

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GDS COURT CASE – PRESENT POSITION.

Sunday, 14 December 2014 0 comments

1.  NFPE & AIPEU – GDS (NFPE) has filed a Writ Petition in the Supreme Court praying to (1) give direction to the Government to implement the 1977 Judgment of the Supreme Court to treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and grant all benefits of regular employees (2) to give direction to the Government to include Gramin Dak Sewaks under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission and (3) to quash to the Gramin Dak Sewaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules 2011. Senior Advocate Mr. Justice (Retired) M. R. Calla and Advocate Uday Gupta appeared in Supreme Court on behalf of NFPE & AIPEU – GDS (NFPE).


2.   Hon’ble Supreme Court after hearing the argument in Writ Petition ordered to transfer the case to Delhi High Court for a decision after hearing the Government of India, Department of Posts. In the Delhi High Court the Writ Petition No. 168 of 2014 came up for hearing on 19.09.2014. The Department of Posts filed its counter affidavit. High Court adjourned the case to 04.02.2015 granting time for filing rejoinder reply statement.

3.  In the counter affidavit filed by Department of Posts it is stated that three Writ Petitions filed by some Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) are pending in the Supreme Court. When we verified with the Supreme Court records it is learnt that all the three Writ Petitions filed by some GDS in the Supreme Court are listed for final hearing on 02.12.2014 (Writ Petition No. 17 of 2009, WP No. 468 of 2009 and WP No. 37 of 2011). Hence NFPE decided to implead in the above Writ Petitions pending in the Supreme Court and our Impleadment Petition I. A. No. 1 in WP (C) No. 17 of 2009 was also filed in the Supreme Court.

4. On 02.12.2014, the three Writ Petitions filed by some GDs came up for hearing. After hearing the Advocate who filed the three Writ Petitions on behalf of some GDS, the court passed the following orders on 02.12.2014.

“It is submitted by Mr. Mukesh K. Giri, Learned Counsel appearing for the Petitioners that Union of India has framed a set of rules called Department of Posts Multi-Tasking Staff Recruitment Rules 2010, by which the Department of Posts (Group ‘D’ Posts) Recruitment Rules 2002 has been superseded. He has drawn our attention that part of the Rules which states as follows:
“Gramin Dak Sewaks are holders of Civil Posts but they are outside the regular civil service due to which their appointment will be by direct recruitment”.

It is submitted by him (Advocate who filed the three Writ Petitions on behalf of some GDS) that in view of the aforesaid declaration under the Rules, the petitioners can agitate their other grievances before the Central Administrative Tribunal”.

5.  After hearing the above submission of the Advocate who filed the three Writ Petitions on behalf of some GDS, the Supreme court adjourned the case to 09.12.2014 to hear the arguments of our Advocate in the Impleadment Petitions IA No. 1 filed by NFPE in WP (C) of 17 of 2009. On 09.12.2014, Mr. Justice (Retd.) M. R. Calla, Senior Advocate, Appeared and argued the case on behalf of NFPE. Our Advocate argued for a direction to the Government to grant Civil Servant status and all benefits of Civil Servants to the Gramin Dak Sewaks. The Advocate who filed the Writ Petition has submitted that GDS can agitate their other grievances before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). Finally the Supreme Court ordered that the grievances of the GDS who filed the three Writ Petition in Supreme court may be agitated before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). (Copy of the Hon’ble Supreme court order yet to be received.)

6.  The Writ Petition Filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will be heard by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 04.02.2015.
As already stated above, the Writ Petition filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) is now in the Delhi High Court. We have filed our rejoinder reply statement to the counter affidavit of the Government of India, Department of Posts. The case will come up for hearing on 4th February 2015.


7.  The above detailed factual position is explained because daily many GDS from all circles are calling up over phone to know the correct position of the Court case. Case filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) will be heard in the Delhi High Court on 04.02.2015. The other three Writ Petitions came up for hearing on 02.12.2014 and 09.12.2014 is not filed by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE).
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LEGAL BATTLE BY NFPE IN APEX COURT & ORGANIZATIONAL PLURAL STRUGGLES BY PJCA FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF GDS.

Sunday, 7 December 2014 0 comments


GDS CASE IN HON’BLE SUPREME COURT I.A No.1 OF 2014 FILED BY NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES IN W.P No.17/2009 LISTED FOR FINAL HEARING ON 09-12-2014.

IN ADDITION TO THE WRIT PETITION FILED IN SUPREME COURT WHICH STANDS TRANSFERRED TO DELHI HIGH COURT (LISTED FOR HEARING ON 04-02-2015) NFPE HAS FILED ANOTHER PETITION IN SUPREME COURT (I.A No.1/2014 IN WP(C) 17 OF 2009) IMPLEADING IN ANOTHER CASE PENDING IN SUPREME COURT.

THE CASE CAME UP FOR HEARING ON 02-12-2014 BEFORE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT IN COURT No.6 AS ITEM No.22 BEFORE A BENCH COMPRISING OF HON’BLE Mr.JUSTICE DIPAK MISHRA & HON’BLE Mr. UDAY UMESH LALIT. SHRI M.R.CALLA (Sr. ADVOCATE & RETD. JUSTICE OF GUJRAT AND RAJASTHAN HIGH COURTS) AND ADOVACE Mr.UDAY GUPTA APPEARED ON BEHALF OF NFPE ON 02-12-2014.

THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT GAVE THE FOLLWING ORDER :

“LIST THE WRIT PETITION ALONG WITH I.A No.1/2014 FILED BY NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES IN W.P (C) No.17 OF 2009, NEXT TUES DAY (09-12-2014).

Argument on behalf of NFPE will take place in the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 09-12-2014. Shri M.R.Calla (Sr. Advocate & Retired Justice of Gujrat & Rajasthan High Court) will argue the case on behalf of NFPE.

LEGAL BATTLE & ORGANIZATIONAL STRUGGLE BY NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE)

Postal JCA (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS) has already declared indefinite strike from 6th May 2015 for the settlement of 39 point charter of demands in which “INCLUSION OF GDS UNDER 7th CPC” is the demand No.1, in the Parliament March conducted by Postal JCA more than 15,000 Postal, RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks participated.

WHERE IS THE RESPECTFUL AGREEMENT OF THE RECOGNIZED GDS UNION ............  ????????

Nine months are over after appointment of 7th Pay Commission, but GDS are not included in the 7th CPC and no action is taken to review the wages and service conditions of 2.76 lakh GDS.

The recognized GDS Union leader (Shri Mahadevaiah) has claimed that he has signed a “RESPECTFUL AGREEMENT” with the Govt. and he garlanded and gave bouquet to the Hon’ble Communications Minister and Secretary, Department of Posts.

But where is the “RESPECTFUL AGREEMENT” .....?????
Is the word  “WILL CONSIDER” can be called as “respectful agreement”.......??????
Whenever somebody submit some memorandum to Minister or Postal Board, the reply given as “will consider”.

The same words are used in the agreement signed by Shri Mahadevaiah, is it a “Respectful agreement”   …..????

Now the recognized GDS union leader is telling Govt has violated the agreement and misguiding the GDS to save his face.

Shri Mahadevaiah now understood that only a joint struggle by NFPE and Postal JCA can settle the GDS demands. 

With out NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) the fragmented strike of recognized GDS Union will not yield any result.

Recognized GDS union should admit it openly without cheating the GDS, any further.

RECOGNIZED GDS UNION HAS LOST ITS CREDIBILITY.
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4TH DECEMBER 2014, HISTORIC PARLIAMENT MARCH.

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POSTAL JCA OF NFPE & FNPO LAUNCHED A MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 4.12.2014

NFPE * FNPO * AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) * NUGDS
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
4TH DECEMBER 2014
HISTORIC PARLIAMENT MARCH
MORE THAN 15000 POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES INCLUDING GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS & CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY 2015
About 15000 Postal Employees marched to Parliament today under the banner of Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS). Employees from all the 22 circles participated in the historic march with colorful banners, flags and caps shouting slogans against the negative attitude of the Government towards the demands of the Postal Employees. Grant of Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and inclusion in 7th CPC, Merger of DA and grant of interim relief to all employees, scrap new pension scheme, Revision of wages of casual, Part-time contingent employees, implementation of cadre Restructuring committee report, settle 39 point charter of demands are the main demands raised in the Parliament March.
The rally was inaugurated by Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, All India President, CITU. Shri. M. Raghavaiyya (General Secretary, NFIR & Leader JCM National Council). Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary, AIRF & Secretary JCM National Council), Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, Confederation, Com. M. Krishnan (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers) Com. R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Shri D. Theagarajan (Secretary General, FNPO), Com. M. S. Raja (Secretary General, Audit & Accounts Employees Association), Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association), Com. K. Raghavendran (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE) addressed the rally. Com. Girirraj Singh (President, NFPE) Com. T. N. Rahate (President, FNPO) presided. General Secretaries of all affiliated unions/Associations of NFPE, FNPO and General Secretaries of AIPEU-GDs (NFPE), NUGDS have lead the March to Parliament. Postal Joint Council of Action declared nationwide indefinite strike from 6th May 2015. If the Government is not ready to settle the demands before that date. The date of the strike was fixed as 6th May, taking into consideration the fact that the JCM National Council National Convention to be held on 11th December will be declaring series of agitational programmes during the month of February, March and April 2015.

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NO ACTION ON ANONYMOUS / PSEUDONYMOUS COMPLAINTS-- CVC CIRCULAR.

Thursday, 4 December 2014 0 comments

PARLIAMENT MARCH at JANTAR MANTAR, NEWDELHI ON 04.12.2014.

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RAISE OUR VOICE & SHOW OUR SOLIDARITY at JANTAR MANTAR TO ACHEIVE OUR 39 CHARTER OF DEMANDS



PARLIAMENT MARCH DATED 04.12.2014

ORGANIZED BY POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

CONSISTING

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES (NFPE)
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS (FNPO)
AIPE UNION GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION GDS

ALL WILL ASSEMBLE AT JANTAR MANTAR NEW DELHI IN FRONT OF POLICE POST TOWARDS PARK SIDE. FROM THERE MARCH WILL START AT 10.30 AM TOWARDS PARLIAMENT.



FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE to CG Pensioners enhanced to Rs 500/-.

Thursday, 27 November 2014 0 comments





KISAN VIKAS PATRA (KVP) RE-LAUNCHED .SOME IMPORTANT FEATURES REGARDING ISSUE OF NEWLY LAUNCHED KVP. PL.READ IT CAREFULLY.

Saturday, 22 November 2014 0 comments

AS PER THE ORDER OF THE MOC & IT,DEPT.OF POSTS DTD.17.11.2014, Till new KVP's are printed and made available,old KVP's lying in CSDs as a reserve stock will be supplied back by CSDs. The same are to be used by placing a rubber stamp of revised maturity period and pre-maturity table mentioned below, as per the KVP RULE-16 & 17.

SALE OF KVP CERTIFICATES CAN BE MADE DIRECT TO THE APPLICANT OR THROUGH SAS AGENT.

Stamp on the front side of KVP
Maturity Period of this KVP will be Eight years and four months as notified vide G.O.I.GSR No.705(E) dtd.23.9.2014.


Stamp on the back side of KVP
Table Showing Premature closure of KVP  for Den. Rs. 1000.(for other denominations,at a proportionate rate of Denomination of Rs.1000/-)


2 and half years but less than 3 years
1201
3  years but less than 3 and half years
1246
3 and half years but less than 4 years
1293
4  years but less than 4 and half years
1341
4 and half years but less than 5 years
1391
5  years but less than 5 and half years
1443
5 and half years but less than 6 years
1497
6  years but less than 6 and half years
1553
6 and half years but less than 7 years
1611
7  years but less than 7 and half years
1671
7 and half years but less than 8 years
1733
8  years but before maturity of the Certificate
1798
On maturity of Certificate 
8 Years 4 month  = 100 months

2000




Govt plans to use India Post's postmen to educate people on schemes and policy - NEWS.

Friday, 21 November 2014 0 comments


New Delhi: The government is planning to use India Post's 1.55 lakh-strong branch network to reach out to citizens in far flung and backward areas and educate them about the various policies, schemes and incentives.

The ministry of information and broadcasting runs various awareness programmes for the citizens leveraging the Internet and the social media.

However, these initiatives are still out of the reach of many who live in backward and far flung areas there is no connectivity, sources said.

"This category of population is sizable and within the reach of post offices. I&B ministry can design programmes region-wise, which can then be used by the postman to go to these areas and educate the people," a source said.

The idea is to utilise the huge network of India Posts' post offices across the country, especially to reach out to people in areas not connected with the Internet, and educate them about the government's policies, schemes and incentives, the sources added.

With the world's largest postal network, India Post has about 1.55 lakh post offices spread across the country. On an average, a post office serves an area of 21.21 sq km and a population of 7,175 people.

Besides, postman can also be used for directly collecting feedback from the people in rural areas on various policies and schemes, sources added.

"Also digital boards and panels can be set up at the post offices across these areas to educate people on not just schemes and policies, but also on issues related to health and education," they said.

The Task Force set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already holding consultations in this regard with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Modi has set up the Task Force to leverage the postal network in India to enhance the role of India Posts in financial inclusion, among other services and it is expected to submit its report by year-end.

The Task Force includes the Department of Posts Secretary Kavery Banerjee, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg, Department of Electronics and IT Secretary R S Sharma, Rural Development Secretary L C Goyal and former SEBI Chairman G N Bajpai.

Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian is the Chairman of the Task Force.

PTI




KISAN VIKAS PATRA (KVP) RE-LAUNCHED . SOME IMPORTANT FEATURES.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 0 comments



SALIENT FEATURES OF RE-LAUNCHED KISAN VIKAS PATRA:

1.Amount Invested doubles in 100 months ( 8years 4 months)
2.Available in denominations of Rs 1,000, 5000, 10,000 and Rs 50,000.
3.Minimum deposit Rs 1000/- and no maximum limit.
4.Certificate can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or by two adults.
5.KVP can be purchased from any Departmental Post office. This facility will also be extended shortly to the designated branches of commercial Banks.
6.Facility of nomination is available.
7.Certificate can be transferred from one person to another and from one post office to another.
8.Certificate can be en-cashed after 2 1/2 years from the date of issue.


2 and half years but less than 3 years
1201
3  years but less than 3 and half years
1246
3 and half years but less than 4 years
1293
4  years but less than 4 and half years
1341
4 and half years but less than 5 years
1391
5  years but less than 5 and half years
1443
5 and half years but less than 6 years
1497
6  years but less than 6 and half years
1553
6 and half years but less than 7 years
1611
7  years but less than 7 and half years
1671
7 and half years but less than 8 years
1733
8  years but before maturity of the Certificate
1798
On maturity of Certificate 
8 Years 4 month  = 100 months

2000




TODAY'S DEPUTATION AT THE DIVISIONAL OFFICE, A GRAND SUCCESS OF NFPE HOWRAH DN., RED SALUTE TO ALL .

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 0 comments


Red salute to all the comrades who have attended today’s deputation at Kadamtala. Our divisional administration had tried to create horror atmosphere to stop todays’ deputation by hook or by crook. But ultimately we are able to protect all the provocation as made by our local administration by your united spirit and comradely attitude. Our divisional administration had also made police posting to create an untoward atmosphere. But we are capable of by passing such provocation in grass root level. Again , red salute to all the comrades. We have submitted memorandum containing 15 burning problems to the SSPO's in presence of both the Circle Secretaries. Be united in future to stop this type of administrative hooliganism and to save our department.  Prepare for further strong trade union movements as per the direction of our Circle Unions.



 
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