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Friday, November 17, 2017

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NFPE writes to the secretary (post) regarding non settlements of long pending demands.

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                    e-mail:
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                      website:


Dated: 10th November, 2017


 Shri A.N Nanda
Secretary, Department of Post
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi -110001

Subject: – Non Settlements of long pending demands- call of agitational   programs  – regarding


            The Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE with available General Secretaries and NFPE office bearers held at NFPE office North Avenue Post Office, Building New Delhi has reviewed the whole situation arisen out of so many policy offensive and attacks unleashed by the Government of India by the way of authorizing  nationalized banks and private banks for doing business of National small savings schemes, making  the IPPB (India Post Payment Bank) as a corporate entity, proposal of closure of A.P.S, appointment of out sourced Postal Delivery  agents, cancellation of G.D.S membership verification, Delay in implementation of  GDS Committee  Report , Amendment in Rectt. rules of P.A. Non filling up of vacant posts in all cadres, non implementation of  cadre restructuring  proposals for other categories and non declaration of result of regular membership verification and so many other issues.

            After a detailed and threadbare discussion the Federal Secretariat  has reached to a conclusion that it is the need of hour to resist all these policy offensives and attacks by way of struggles and serious agitational  programmes culminating in to indefinite strike.

            The federal secretariat has decided the following programme of action to achieve the demands as mentioned in charter of demands.

1.Two days Relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional offices on 28th and 29th November 2017 (All Employees will wear Black Badges containing demands and will send resolution addressed to Prime – Minister).

2.Mass Dharna in front of All C.P.M.G offices on 20th December 2017

3.5 Days Relay Dharna in front of Parliament from 12th to 16th February 2018. (All Circles will participates in Dharna day wise).

4.After that Indefinite Strike will be declared


1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS

2.Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.

3.Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.

4.Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment , victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.

5.Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.

6.Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.

7.Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8.Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

9.Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.

10.Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)

11.Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.

12.Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.

13.Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.

14.Status of Audit to SBCO.

15.Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.

Yours Comradely,
(R N Parashar)
Secretary General

Source : NFPE

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Quota to NFPE forMahaDharna at New Delhi on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                       website:

No.PF-01(a)/2017                                                       Dated: 11th September, 2017

            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers   
            All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

Dear Comrades,
            First of all on behalf of NFPEHQ.I would like to extend my revolutionary greetings to all those comrades who contributeda lot for making the one day strike on 23rdAugust 2017 a grand success. Our soldiers of NFPE have shown that being the major organization we can bear major responsibility. After a long gap and only for Postal sectional demands this strike was conducted by NFPE alone and it was a grand success in majority of the areas. It was not up to the mark in some areas for which we would review and make efforts to make those areas stronger.

Confederation Programmes

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19thSept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017

Quota to NFPE  forMahaDharna at New Delhi on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017
Confederation has allotted quota to NFPE as 600 participants on each day of MahaDharna

            Therefore we allot the quota region wise and date wise as mentioned below.
On dated 9/11/2017:- Participants: 600

Circle :-          Kerala                        -           150
                        Tamilnadu     -           150
                        Karnataka      -           100
                        Andhra           -           100
                        Telangana     -           100

NFPE Co- ordination committees of thesestates should allot of quota to each affiliate.

On  date  10/11/2017 – Participants – 600
Circle  :-          Maharashtra -           150
                        Gujrat             -           100
                        M.P                 -           150
                        Chhattisgarh -           100
                        Rajasthan      -           100
                      Bihar              -         100
                     Jharkhand      -           50
On  Date  11/11/2017
                        U.P                 -           150
                        West Bengal -           150
                        Odisha           -           50
                        Assam            -           25
                        N.E                 -           25
                        Haryana         -           100
                        H.P                 -           25
                        Punjab           -           100
                        J & K               -           10
                        Delhi              -           100

12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1.    Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.    Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.    Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4.    Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.    Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6.    Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7.    Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8.    Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9.    Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10.  Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11.  Against Labour law amendments.
12.  Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of confederation

1.      Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of  30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.      Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.
3.      Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.      Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5.      Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.      No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7.      Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.      Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9.      Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10.    Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.    Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12.    Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.    Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.    Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.    Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.    Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17.    Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
18.    Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19.    Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20.    Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension  Rules  in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.
21.    Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.


            The All India Women’s Trade union workshop will be held at Mumbai on 11th and 12th January 2018 (The venue will be intimated later)  Delegates fee – Rs 1000/- (One thousand only)
Quota to NFPE has been allotted as 80 women delegates which allotted union wise as below:
 P-III-20, P-IV – 20, R-III-10, R-IV,10  Postal  Accounts-5, SBCO-5, GDS-10.

NPS & Out sourcing- JointProgramme of All India State Govt Employees Federation and Confederation of Central   Govt Employee and workers.
The following have been decided by both organizations.
1. State level joint conventions.
2. Distt/Taluk – level joint conventions.
3. Mass Dharnas at all important centres including state capitals on 21-11-2017
4. Dates of Raj Bhawan March, All IndiaJathas Parliament March etc. will be decided later.
All are requested to make all the programmes a grand success                               
Parashar SignYours Comradely,


                                                                                                     (R N Parashar)
Secretary General


  National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                       website:

NO.PF-NF/2017                                                                                                Dated 24-oct-2017

                   Sri. Manoj Sinha
                   Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT
                   Govt of India, Sanchar Bhavan,
                   New Delhi-110 001.
Respected Sir,
                   National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and all its affiliated Unions/Associations representing about 70% of the Postal Employees request your immediate intervention to save the Department of Posts and five and a half lakhs employees working in the department including about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.
                   As you are aware, the finance Ministry has already issued notification permitting all Nationalised Banks and three private Banks (ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes, viz; Recurring Deposit (RD), Time Deposits (TD), Monthly Income Scheme (MIS), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October, 2017.
                   Small Savings Schemes are the monopoly of Postal Department and hence they are known as “Post Office Small Savings Shemes”.  The compensation paid by Finance Ministry to Postal Department for running the Savings Bank business on agency basis is a major source of revenue for the department.  About 45% of the revenue of Department of Posts accounts for compensation received for Small Savings business.  Permitting Banks also to operate Small savings will adversely affect the business of Post offices and revenue will fall steadily, thereby increasing the total deficit of the Department of Posts.
                   Further, about 50% of the work load of Post offices comes from the Samll Savings related work.  Outsourcing this work to Banks including private Banks will result in fall of overall workload of the Post Offices and staff becoming surplus.  Thus, in the long run the very existence of Post Offices and Postal employees will be at stake.
                   Secondly, we want to bring to your kind notice, the plight of about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working mostly in the Branch Post Offices in rural villages of our country.  Their wage revision has not yet taken place eventhough the wage revision of their counterpart (departmental employees) had taken place and orders issued on 25-7-2016 itself.  The one man committee headed by Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member had submitted its report to the Government on 24-11-2016.  Almost one year is over and the file is still pending with Finance Ministry.  Justice to this poor, downtrodden section of employees is long overdue.
                   Similarly, the Re-verification Membership of Gramin Dak Sevaks under Check-off system under the provisions of GDS (RSA) Rules for grant of recognition was ordered by the Department and the verification process reached in the final stage.  Recovery of subscription from pay of the officials in respect of all the Applicant Unions/Associations was made in the month of September 2017.  But suddenly Department issued an order stopping the membership verification process until further orders.  The Reverififation of Membership of GDS was due in the year 2015 itself as the recognition granted to one of the GDS Union had expired in 2015 after five years period fixe by the Government.
                   In view of the above, we most humbly request the Hon’ble Minister is personal intervention so that favourable orders will be issued in the following issues:
(1)     Stop the implementation of the Finance Ministry’s notifiation permitting Banks to do Small Savings business.
(2)     Immediate Implementation of favourable recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(3)     Completing the Re-verification process of Membership under check-off system and granting recognition to eligible applicant Unions/Associations of GDS.
        With profound regards,
                                                                                                                       Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                  (R.N. Parashar) Secretary General,NFPE


Tuesday, October 17, 2017



GDS Committee Report still pending for approval






Dear Comrades,

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017.

This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2016 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting.

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rdOCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action.

Yours fraternally,

Secretary General

Source : NFPE

Monday, October 09, 2017


Recommendations of the 7th central Pay Commission of rates of post Graduate Allowance in respect of Central Health Service officers.

Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Date: 27.09 .2017


The chief Postmasters General,
All Postal Circles

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th central Pay Commission of rates of post Graduate Allowance in respect of Central Health Service officers.


I am directed to enclose herewith Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Office Memorandum No. A. 45012/02/2017-CHS.V dated 29.08.2017 regarding the above mentioned subject, for further necessary action at your end.

Yours faithfully,

(Manoj Sharma)
Assistant Director General (SGP)
Encl.: As Above.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

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F.No. 26-1/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated 18th September, 2017

1.All Chief Postmasters General
2.All Postmasters General
3.Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts
4.All General Managers (Finance)
5.Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6.Director, RAKNAPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group ‘D’/MTS Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (Sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below:-


2.1 Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-

Average emoluments X Number of days of bonus 30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

2.2 The terms “emoluments” for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances) S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (of 6th CPC) (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2016-17, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

PL Bonus 2016-17 Equivalent to 60 Days to Postal Employees 2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2016-17 for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.06.2017 by restricting each month’s salary to Rs. 7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month. Proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.7000/-.

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this officer order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2016 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the Productivity Linked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.


3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2016-17, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs 7000/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA  x Number of days of Bonus / 30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowance drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short terms vacancies in Postmen/Group ‘D’ Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.1991 will apply.3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2017 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.


4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.03.2017) will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs. 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of bonus) /30.4 (average no. of days in a month)
Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year /365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2017. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rsw. 1200/- during the period 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of Productivity Linked Bonus/ex-gratia payment/Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2017-18

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the toal amount of bonus paid and the total number employees (Category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This has the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s ID No. 572014/E.III(A)/2017 dated 15.09.2017 and issue with the concurrence of JS & FA vide Diary No. 132/FA/2017-CS dated 18.09.2017.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

(K.V. Vijaykumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Source: NFPE

Monday, August 07, 2017


Trade Union action including one day strike on 23.08.2017 call given by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands.

No. 08-12/2017-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 01st August, 2017

The Secretary General,
National Federation of Postal Employees,
1st Floor, North Avenue P.O. Building,
New Delhi – 110001.

Subject : Trade Union action including one day strike on 23.08.2017 call given by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) in support of their demands.


I am directed to refer to your letter No. PF-12-C/2017 dated Nil 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 including the one day strike called by you on 23.08.2017 may be called off.

Yours faithfully,

(P. S. Verma)
Director (SR & Legal)

Charter of demands submitted by NFPE vide letter dated 05.06.2017:

Demand / Reply

1. Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts 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.


The recommendations of the Kamlesh Chandra Committee have been considered by the Department of Posts and mandatory approvals are 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 Federation cannot be acceded to

3. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees’ membership verification.


GDS Verification:

The instructions have already been issued to all Circles to conduct the re-verification of membership of GDS employees vide this office letter No. 13-01/2016-SR dated 20.06.2017.

Declaration of result of regular employees’ membership verification:
The concerned file is being processed and the result is likely to be declared shortly

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 & 7th CPC .


The order 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. 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.

7. Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.


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.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Cadre Restructuring & GDS Issues latest Information

Today we discussed the matter with the officers in the Directorate.   According to our information, the Directorate is going to form a committee to review the order of cadre restructuring after obtaining the views of the Heads of Circle.  FNPO & NAPE-C strongly feel that some modifications required in the present cadre restructuring order at the same time keeping the orders in abeyance will create the unnecessary delay to get the promotion of the staff.  We are seeking the appointment of Secretary today after meeting the Chairman, we will post the outcome of our discussion on our website.
GDS issues : GDS D. A order will be issued shortly, in regard to the implementation of GDS Committee recommendation formalities will take at least 3 months time.Let us hope for the best.

D.Theagarajan.               D.Kishan rao
S.G FNPO                         GS NAPE-C


Monday, April 17, 2017



To examine the system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions, existing structure of allowances and all other welfare issues pertaining to Gramin Dak Sevaks, a one-man Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member Postal Services Board was set up. The Committee has submitted its report to the Government.

Details of the recommendations made by the Committee

The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.

The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.

The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.

The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.

The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.

The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.

The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.

The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms

The GDS Post Offices have been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.

The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.

The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).

The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.

The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.

A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.

Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.

Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.

A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.

The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000

The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.

The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/

The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.

The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.

The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.

The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.

Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.

The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.

The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.

Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.

Online system of engagement has been recommended.

Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.

Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.

The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.

The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.

The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.

The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty


Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Opening of the first batch of new Post Office Passport

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) announced on 24 January, 2017 their decision to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The objective of this partnership is to extend passport services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage.

The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP was inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at the HPO at Mysuru in Karnataka by Shri Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; and at the Post Office at Dahod in Gujarat by Gen (Retd.) Dr. V.K.Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, and Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The POPSK at these two places have been running successfully since their inauguration. One hundred appointments are being released every day for each of these POPSK.

With the successful operationalization of these two pilot projects, the Government has now decided to scale up this programme by opening 56 POPSKs at the following places in the first batch of expansion:
LocationsStatePassport Office
1. Kurnool
2. Kadappa 
Andhra PradeshVishakhapatnam
3. SilcharAssamGuwahati
4. Purnia,
5. Gopalganj
6. Muzaffarpur
7. Bhagalpur
8. Siwan
9. SurgujaChhattisgarhRaipur
11. DiuDiuAhmedabad
12. SilvasaDadra & Nagar HaveliMumbai
13. East Delhi,
14. Noth East Delhi,
15. North West Delhi
16. South Delhi
17. West Delhi
18. Bhuj
19. Palanpur
20. Hisar
21. Karnal
22. FaridabadDelhi
23. Palampur
24. Hamirpur
Himachal PradeshShimla
25. Leh
26. Udhampur
27. JamshedpurJharkhandRanchi
28. Dhanbad
29. Deoghar
30. Belgaum
31. Devangere
32. Hassan
33. Gulbarga
34. PathanamthittaKeralaTrivandrum
35. KasargodKozhikode
36. KavarattiLakshadweepCochin
37. Gwalior
38. Satna
39. Jabalpur
40. Vidisha
Madhya PradeshBhopal
41. Rourkela
42. Sambalpur
43. Koraput
44. Kota
45. Jaisalmer
46. Jhunjhunu
47. Bikaner
48. Jhalawar
49. SalemTamil NaduCoimbatore
50. VelloreChennai
51. Mehbubnagar
52. Warangal
53. Asansol
54. Nadia
55. North Dinajpur
56. North Kolkata
West BengalKolkata

MEA and DOP are working closely for the early commencement of passport related services at the above mentioned POPSK. Once fully functional, applicants who apply for their passports on-line through the Passport Portal will be able to schedule an appointment at the above POPSK to complete the formalities necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

Following the liberalization of passport policies announced on 23 December, 2016, we have seen nearly 30% surge in demand for passports. For example, a record number of 53,400 applications were processed on 7.2.2017 out of which 49,259 were fresh applications. This is the highest since the commencement of the Passport Seva Project. Our Passport Offices are conducting special Passport Melas during the weekends to cater to the increasing demand for passports.

The pilot projects of the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) have been running successfully at Mysuru and Dahod. We have been releasing 100 appointments for Mysuru and Dahod POPSK per day with cent per cent utilization. Appointments for Mysuru are now available in ten days while at Dahod it is available the next day.

These are clear indicators that the liberalization of the passport policies and opening of the POPSK have been successful efforts of the Government that have been welcomed by our citizens. We expect that opening of these additional POPSK would further help our citizens in getting passports easily.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Dear Com.,  Out of 140 items placed for discussions in the JCM DC meeting, only 35 items are mentioned below for your view. Besides that, some  important items such as

i) Request for one time relaxation of the minimum required condition for promotion from LSG to HSG II and from HSG II  to HSG I,  in order to fill up all the posts, consequent on implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal side.

ii)Request for issuing clarificatory order  for applying revised bench mark "very good"  for MACPs,  from the date of issuance of the order, since APAR may be written earlier with lower bench mark viz. 'good' and it should not be applied now.

iii) As the Revised HSG I Rectt.Rules, 2014, all IP line HSG I posts are now made into General Line, the clarification  inadvertently issued in the order dt. 11.11.2016 on cadre restructuring may be withdrawn and the  posts may be filled, based on the revised rules.

      are also , likely to be placed informally, based on the availability of time.

1. Withdrawal of all disciplinary proceedings against – DDOs and APM Accounts due to excess drawl of salary to the Postmen on fixation of pay after the Fifth Pay Commission. Consequent upon the dismissal of SLP filed against the grant of increments and pay fixation ordered by the principal CAT Delhi filed by the All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MTS CHQ, all the Postmen belonging to that union are being entitled for re fixation of pay with effect from 1.1.1996.

2.Grant of Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification – reg.
In accordance with DOPT OM No. 1/2/89-Estt (Pay-I) dated 09.04.1999, lump sum grant on acquiring fresh qualifications has been provided. The main condition is that the acquisition of the qualification should be directly related to the functions of the Post held by him/her or to the functions to be performed in the next higher Post and there should be a direct nexus between the functions of the Post and the qualification acquired and that it should contribute to the efficiency of the government servant. It is relevant that the computer and other technical qualifications acquired by the Postal Assistants will become under the purview of grant of lump sum incentive. The Computer qualifications acquired by the system administrators as well as Postal Assistants will be beneficial to the department in the present trend of technological induction to a great extent and there is a visible nexus between the computer qualification and the duties of system administrators as well as PA/SA Cadre.

3. Non supply of Postage stamps and stationeries to Post offices – reg.
Nowadays the Postage stamps and stationeries are in either scarce or unavailable. Especially smaller denominations are not being supplied to Rural Post offices/Branch offices resulting the village customers in trouble and losing faith on Post offices. It is a fact that the franking machines are not yet supplied to all Rural Post offices and for ordinary Postal articles hailing from rural side need, Postage stamps.The following are the immediate requirements of the rural public and the Post offices to avoid dissatisfaction/disappointment and resentment among the rural mass apart from the declining of Postage revenue and traffic.

4.Drawl of Leave reserve list for Postal Assistants – case of Tamilnadu Circle – reg.
The Leave reserve list is being prepared from the bottom among the Postal Assistants in roll completed three years of service right from the year 1993. In the wake of present trend of cancellation of confirmation examination and delinked status of Posts from confirmation, the preparation of LR list will be in accordance with the completion of probation period.In the present recruitment rules, the probation period is prescribed for two years only. Hence, the preparation of LR may be drawn on completion two years’ service instead of three years in practice in some circles likeTamilnadu. It is requested to issue clarification reiterating the preparation of LR only on the basis of completion of probation viz. 2 years as mentioned in the extant recruitment rules for PAs.

5.Issue of Departmental Identity Cards to all staff, including GDS – Reg.
Present days, the necessity of proving Identity is predominantly increasing in all walks of life. In several departments, the staff are having their departmental identity cards and using with prestige. The employees of the Department of Posts scattered throughout the nation deserve to have departmental ID to use it on travel, visit, tours and on off campus duties etc. It is requested to cause action to provide a departmental Identity card with photo to all the staff of the department which is very purposeful.

6.Filling up of Senior Postmaster vacancies with Postmaster Grade III – reg.
By invoking the extant Postmaster cadre recruitment rules, the Postmaster Grades I, II & III have been created by initial constitution and subsequently the vacant posts have been filled up by promotion as envisaged in the above RRs. But the Senior Postmaster cadre as prescribed in the above RR is neither created under the initial constitutionnor filled up by promotion. The denial of Promotion to Postmaster Grade III officials having two year of service in that Grade including HSG I service causes concern. If the initial constitution of Senior Postmaster Grade is pending due to any court case, etc., it will in no way encumber the probability of filling all the posts under officiating arrangements from the existing Postmaster Grade III officials’in consonance with the extant Postmaster Cadre Recruitment rules.It is requested to fill up the promotional quota on a regular basis and the remaining posts any may kindly be allowed for Postmaster Grade III officials under officiating arrangements.

7.Mismatch of PA Vacancies resulting acute shortage of Postal Assistants on Postal division 
Ref: - Minutes of the JCM (DC) held on 16.12.2014 S/No. 31 – item No. 26.
There is acute shortage of Postal Assistants despite of annual recruitments. Logically there would not be a huge difference other than the vacancies in the intervening period arisen out of death, Voluntary Retirement disciplinary actions Rule 38 etc. on completion of every recruitment process. But in reality in many divisions especially in Tamilnadu UP, Karnataka circles in the ADR plan, the actual vacancies are not reflected and resultantly there is a permanent arithmetic difference between the sanctioned strength and the working strength. The following are some of the reasons of such shortage that need to be reconciled.
1. In the sanctioned strength the Leave Reserve component of 10% might not have been taken into account for recruitment process by Divisional heads.
2. The sanctioned staff strength might not have been correctly assessed added by 10% for LR purpose to assess the correct sanctioned strength.
3. The chain of vacancies right from HSG-I to LSG, PM Grade III to PM Grade I, Departmental Quota of IP vacancies etc. are to be added in the PA vacancies while preparing ADR plan and DPC.
4. There may be omission of carrying forward the unfilled vacancies of the previous recruitments/DPCs.
It was replied in the minutes of the JCM that Instructions would be reiterated regarding method of calculating vacancies and the same is yet to materialize. One time exercise shall be executed to arrive the exact vacancies by working out the difference between the sanctioned strength and the working strength which includes the officiating posts etc.
It is requested to cause instructions to all recruiting units to wipe out the differences between the sanctioned strength and working strength at the earliest.

8. Irregular interpretation and non accounting MACP to the adhoc HSG I officials in some circle. In some circles, the third financial upgradation under MACP has not been granted with Rs. 4600/- Grade pay to the HSG II officials who have been officiating on adhoc basis in HSG I cadre.
The Rule 26 of MACP stipulates as inter alia: -
“Cases of persons holding higher posts purely on adhoc basis shall also be considered by the screening Committee along with others. They may be allowed the benefit of financial upgradation on reversion to the lower post or if it is beneficial vis-à-vis the pay drawn on adhoc basis”.
From the above, it is evident that due benefit and adhoc fixation whichever is beneficial, that should be extended to on acquiring the MACP. For an example in one case of Sri. K. A. Gandhi, Retd. SPM Mahuva MDG in Bhavnagar division, Gujarat Circle, the Department has intimated to him that he was working in HSG I on adhoc basis from 24.02.2007 and retired on superannuation without terminating the adhoc arrangement, he was not entitled for the third Financial upgradation w.e.f. 01.09.2008.  Whereas, his pensionary benefits & others have been taken into account as per his lien post and not as per the adhoc arrangements. As such, the official has put into great financial loss. The intention of Rule 26 is not to deny the benefits due to adhoc arrangements in higher cadre.
It is therefore requested cause suitable clarification in this regard to all the circles not to deny the dues by misinterpreting the rulings on this subject.

9.Repatriation of PAs deputed to Circle Regional offices from divisions for PLI/RPLI work – reg. The regional/circle offices are keeping excess staff drafted from Post offices and resultantly, the operative offices are suffering with more shortage. In many circles PAs/SAs from various divisions have been under deputation to Regional offices for not only manning the vacant posts there, but also for RPLI/RPLI work.

But to our surprise now a days, the work of PLI/RPLI has been decentralized and transferred to divisions but not the man power exclusively taken for such work from divisions. All the operative offices are suffering due to shortage of PAs as their divisional strength is diminished by disproportionate deputation to Regional offices Circle offices. The staff sanctioned for the PLI work shall also be diverted to the Post offices due to decentralization. All the PAs taken for PLI/RPLI work shall be returned to the divisions and also the Pas drafted to CO and RO shall also be returned back.

10. Pooling of PLI/RPLI work at Head Post offices due to Amendment of PLI rules 2011 – Requirement of additional work force – Reg.
Amending Postal Life Insurance rules 2011, all the PLI/RPLI work are entrusted to the Head Post offices. Now all the HPOs are classified as Central Processing centers for PLI/RPLI and the majority work of (1) acceptance of new proposals (2) settlement of maturity (3) settlement of survival benefits (4) Settlement of death claims are put under the shoulders of Postmaster. By this amendment, the work pertaining to PLI/RPLI are transferred to Central processing centers. Thus, in the changed scenario, all the HOs are needed for more manpower to handle the cases of PLI/RPLI now grown large in its magnitude, quantum and volume.
Considering the above newly transferred duties and works to all Head Post offices, it is quite natural they require additional work force to discharge their functions in normal course. Hence it is requested to provide manpower exclusively for RPLI/PLI work to all HPOs.

11.Enhancement of special casual leave for union meetings.
At present, 20 days have been allowed for the grant of special casual leave to the officials for attending union meetings, circle conference, seminars etc. This is insufficient. Further in some circles, the days in which the union secretaries attending the Monthly Meetings/Bi-monthly Meetings are also construed as special casual leave instead of duty period as the formal meetings with administration will not cover up with other union meetings.It is therefore requested to clarify the same and also to enhance the number of special casual leave to attend union Meetings/Seminars.

12.Representation of department in the cases filed in Consumer Forum and other courts

It has been observed that the cases filed on the consumer forums and other courts against our department are not pleaded properly before court by engaging a lawyer on our behalf. The Government pleader is not appraised properly regarding intricacies of departmental rules, procedures and legal responsibility of postal department. It is fact that most of the cases are attended by the PRI (P)s, Postal Assistants or Mail Overseers, who are not trained.  These court verdicts are always going against our department and our innocent staff become the victims.  The staff side therefore, demands that the lawyers appointed by the department should be adequately briefed to represent the cases by our officers not below the rank of ASP and they should personally attend the court cases.

13.Request for discontinuance the practice of obtaining fidelity / security bond from the employees handling cash

The 5th CPC in its report vide para 62-13 recommended to discontinue the practice of obtaining fidelity / security bond from employees. In the present stage of handling huge cash, obtaining fidelity bond for Rs. 3000/- to Rs. 5000/- does not serve any purpose.  A lot of manpower is wasted in Accounts branch in maintaining these records. Similar is the position of inspecting offices also.  Only in rare and exception cases, the guarantee amt is received. The employees are unnecessarily crediting premium every year to the loopholes to obtain fidelity bond.It is requested to consider and discontinue the practice of security bonds which has no longer serving any purpose.

14.Delinking the quarters of C&B class offices where standard accommodation was not provided: In C& B class offices one or two rooms were provided in rental buildings as quarters and the HRA foregone by the officials is more than the House rent paid to the building. After computerization there is no space for keeping the UPS and batteries and computer installations and the quarter portion is used for the office as the SPM is not in a position to reside in it. It is requested either to provide standard accommodation or delinking the quarters wherever it is feasible as per the security point.

15.Posting of in charge of BPC – regarding
In accordance with the Directorate letter No. 16-10/2000 BD dt. 19.10.2010, the in charge of the BPC should be posted among the BCR officials for the transactions above one to 10 lakhs.Since the cadre of BCR is not in existence, the post required to be manned by HSG II officials or above. In many places, the PO & RMS Accountants have been ordered to look after the supervisory work in accounts instead of Postmasters or ASPOs. This is highly irregular.It is therefore requested to create or upgrade the posts of in charge of BPC to the level of HSG II and HSG I at the earliest based on the functional requirements.

16.Non-Drawal of HRA to the officiating SPMs working at offices having attached quarters.

Even though the power of de-quarterization of a post attached Quarters is now delegated to Heads of Circle vide Directorate letter no. 10-4/2003 - Bldg. dt. 6.5.03, the Circle heads are not according proper sanction for dequarterisation/suspension of Quarters for the periods of such officiating periods exceeding 90 days. The officiating officials should not suffer a financial loss due to the administrative problem of non-posting of a regular incumbent to the vacant post within the stipulated period. Prolonged officiating arrangement is an ultimate loss to an officiating official for no fault on his side.
It is therefore requested to issue clarity instructions to all Circle heads to settle the pending issues accordingly.

17.Grant of OTA/Excess Duty Allowance to the SPMs working in single/Double handed Post offices. To compensate the excess work prevailing in the single and double handed post offices, the SPMS shall be compensated with the following.i)  In the absence of PA, the SPMs working in ‘B’ class offices may be granted minimum of 3 hours OTA to look after the duty of PA.(ii)  Similarly, in ‘C’ class offices,  where the work load exceeds 8 hours and more, compensation in the shape of Excess Duty Allowance may please be considered.

18.Stepping up of pay in case of postman and Group ‘D’ officials – regarding.
The condition of seniority in the gradation list to be observed for the stepping of pay has been misinterpreted in case of Karnataka Circle and the postman and Group 'D's are not permitted to claim stepping of pay at par with juniors in the Divisional gradation list. The stepping up has been denied by stating that the seniority should be determined within the sub division where the official is working. This defeats the purpose of maintaining the gradation list at Divisional level in such cadres. Since the recruitment of postman and Group 'D' is being made at Divisional level and the seniority is also being determined based on the selection list of the entire division, the denial of stepping up of the pay is tantamount to the denial of dues to such officials.

19.Providing norms for BD, Technology, RTI oriented works and Project Arrow works
No establishment norms as per SIU standard for works relating to BD, Technology, Project Arrow and RTI oriented works has been formulated so far our knowledge goes.  It is evident that huge work hours for disposal of those items of works have already been created in CO/ROs but no man power to deal with the cases has been provided due to non framing of norms to adjudge the quantum of such work.

20.Non refund of the amount recovered under the New Pension Scheme& Non settlement of dues to the deceased/retired employees under NPS/ Consequent upon the clarification of the Government of India that in case of new recruits appointed after 01.01.2004 but remained in training prior to 01.01.2004 shall be covered under the old pension scheme, more than 10000 Postal Assistants were brought under the old pension scheme. However, the recoveries made from them towards the new pension scheme have not been refunded yet despite many representations.Serious action is requested to refund the amount early. (ii) Similarly in the event of resignation/retirement, the pension fund has not yet been refunded besides payment of pension. Many officials joined after 2004 and many GDS promoted after 2004 to Postmen could not get any benefits so far under this NPS.

21.Ambiguity in the orders granting conveyance allowance to Systems administrators.
In the recent orders issued to prescribe the conveyance allowance to system administrators, the view point of the staff side that they should be granted only road mileage allowance has not been reflected. Resultantly in many circles, the practice of reimbursement of actual expenses incurred for attending immediate faults to the systems administrators have been stopped and they are now incurring expenditure from their own. This causes a concern. The purpose of taking the subject has been totally defeated due to this order. Either they should be brought under the purview of road mileage allowance or the actual expenses incurred by them for their journey should be reimbursed.

22.Replacement of outdated Computer, Printers, UPS & providing AMCS to Computer Peripheral – case of Tamilnadu Circle.

While the Tamilnadu Circle Union has taken up the subject with the Chief Postmaster General in the Four Monthly Meeting held on 24.07.2013, for replacement of worn out and condemned computers, UPS and printers and placing AMC etc, the Chief PMG replied that “for replacement of hardware, the matter has already been taken up with the Directorate asking for funds once funds received, this will be done”.When we are the venturing and advancing with full modernization in the Department of Posts, the non-replacement of worn out and condemned computer peripheral is causing a concern. The officials should not be troubled to perform their work in such condemned computers which will result in declining the efficiency in service in the Post offices. Some serious attention is required in this regard.It is therefore requested to kindly expedite and cause appropriate action by extending top priority in replacing the condemned and old computer peripheral in all the Circles.

23. Problems arising out in Core Insurance solution/Mc Camish migration – solutions requested

24. Problems arisen due to implementation of Core banking solution.


26.Delegation of Powers of Limited Transfers of GDS Staff to PMG.

27.Revision of Eligibility for MTS to (PA-SA) LGO Examination - Reduce 5 years to 2 years.

28. Amendment to the PA Recruitment Rules — requested.
In the revised PA. rectt. rules, vide Gazette notification dt.21.5.2015, in column 7 for educational qualification, it has been mentioned that “as per the notification issued by the SSC from time to time for HSC Level (10+2) examination”.As per the notification issued by the Department on revised procedure for filling up of posts of P.A./S.A. dt. 8.5.2012, in the column for educational and other qualifications, it is mentioned that , “should have studies the local language of the State or Union territory of the concerned Postal Circle or Hindi as a subject atleast in Matriculation or equivalent
As per the SSC notification, for rectt. to PA, or S.A for 2015, the educational qualification is notified as candidates should have possess HSG or 12th Class from any recognised school or university”.Because of mentioning in the last recruitment notification as “should have studies the local language of the State or Union territory of the concerned Postal Circle or Hindi as a subject atleast in Matriculation or equivalent ‘, large no. of candidates are entered from various Postal Circles, without knowing the local language or even English.They could not able to cope up with the local people across the counters in SOs or even in H.0.s and the rest of the staff have to manage their work in addition. Nearly 50% of them applied for transfer immediately and rest of them are prepared to quit the job, because of language problem. This will defeat the very purpose of annual DR and the existing staff are already suffering due to acute shortage.This will be repeated by this year recruitment also, because there is no restriction or condition that the candidates should have possess the knowledge of local language Under these circumstances, it is requested to review the situation based on the facts prevailing in the circles after the 2012 recruitment and make necessary amendments in the PA/SA Recruitment Rules to sort out this problem.

29. Provision of five days week .
The Postal operative staff are in great pressure and heavy strain in the work after the implementation of ongoing CBS, CIS etc. Two days rest in a week will motivate them better work performance. Already, five day weak is in vogue in respect of Postal administrative offices and Postal accounts. Only the operative offices are kept open for six days in a week. Recently, the bank employees have been observed five day weeks in the second and fourth week of the month. This is being introduced in the insurance public sector companies like LIC. It is therefore requested to kindly consider to observe five days week in the Postal operative officers.

30.Request for scheming the modalities of shifting PO buildings within the time frame.

31.Request for not abolishing the GDSV/SV post despite there has been decline in sale of stamps on the basis of the latest statistics.

32.Request for sanctioning the 1/4th of full daily allowance, as special allowance, to those who are compulsorily to  take up the boarding and lodging at the training institutes.

33. Request for exempting the posting of Treasurer from the purview of Transfer and placement committee.

34. Request for ensuring uniformity in fixing of TRCA by the Divisional Heads to GDSBPMs who are merged with functions/duties over and above the BPM work.

35.Request for evolving and deploying an alternate tech- driven modality in a bid to mitigate the long drawn process involved in issuance of promotion/posting to LSG/HSG II/ HSG I in CO / RO level to a less cumbersome, trust worthy and transparent fair mechanism of the single window system in place and enabling the eligible official to decide their consent or otherwise to decide the offer of promotion duly knowing availability of the places of their choice.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

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5th Meeting of committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding allowances

No. 7-3/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Date: 01.11.2016
1. Shri R.N. Prashar,
Secretary General,
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE),
7th Floor, North Avenue, PO Building,
New Delhi - 110001.

2. Shri.D.Theagarajan,
Secretary General,
Federation of National Postal Organization (FNPO),
T-24, P&T Atul Grove Road,
New Delhi -110001.

3. Shri Shivkant Mishra,
Secretary General,
Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF)
T-21 Atul Grove Road,
New Delhi -110001

Sub : 5th Meeting of Committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

The 5th Meeting of the Committee on Allowances is scheduled to be held on 3rd November 2016 at 5.00 PM in Room No. 72, North Block, New Delhi under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure). During the meeting the allowances relating to Department of Posts will be discussed.
2. In this context, the Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure has requested to send the names of members of such recoged Associations who will present their views on the allowances recommended by the 7th CPC relating to Department of Posts in the meeting to be held on 03.11.2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to invite General Secretaries of. all three federations to attend the said meeting.
3. It is therefore requested to kindly attend the 5th Meeting as scheduled on 03.11.2016 on allowances relating to Department of Posts.

Yours faithfully,
(S.V. Rao)
Director (Establishment)
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Withdrawal of the proposed indefinite hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan from 3rd November, 2016 and two days strike -PJCA

NEW DELHI - 110001
No.PF-PJCA-12/2016                                                                         Dated : 01.11.2016

            The Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001

Sub: Withdrawal of the proposed indefinite hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan from 3rd November, 2016 and two days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016
            While expressing our sincere thanks to you and the Postal Board for taking positive action for settling the demand for bonus parity to Gramin Dak Sevaks, we would like to request your sympathetic and immediate intervention for implementing the Directorate orders for payment of revised wages to Casual, Part time Contingent employees working in the Postal Department with effect from 01.01.2006.

      The Directorate has issued orders for payment of revised wages (6th CPC minimum) to casual labourers in the month of January 2015. Subsequently the queries raised by some Chief PMGs were also clarified by Directorate. Even though 21 (twenty-one) months are over, the Directorate orders are not yet implemented in some circles. We have already brought the case to your notice and the notice of the concerned Chief PMGs several times, but the issue still remains unsettled. Hence we were compelled to include this demand also as the second demand of the proposed indefinite fast in front of Dak Bhawan from 3rd November and two days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016.

         As you have assured us that the grievances of this poor and most downtrodden section of workers will be settled in a time-bound manner, we hereby inform you that we have decided to withdraw the proposed hunger fast from 3rd November and two days strike on 9th & 10th November 2016.

          We once again request you to issue strict instructions to all Chief PMGs to implement the Directorate orders in a time bound manner, say, before 30th November 2016.
              Thanking you in anticipation.

                                                    Yours faithfully,
R. N. PARASHAR                                                 D. THEAGARAJAN
Secretary General                                                   Secretary General
      NFPE                                                                      FNPO

P. PANDURANGARAO                               P. U. MURALEEDHARAN
General Secretary                                         General Secretary
      AIPEU-GDS                                               NUGDS

Copy to:

1.         The Director General, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.
2.         The Member (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
3.         The Director (SR & Legal) Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001