Seventh Pay Commission is a Gimmik & total disappointment.CG,Rly,Defence Unions are preparing for indefinite strike

Friday, May 27, 2016

ORAL EVIDENCE TO GDS COMMITTEE

A delegation of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS consisting of Com. R.N.Parashar, Secretaryy General, Com.P. Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation  Com.K.V.Sridharan, former General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com. Giriraj singh President, NFPE and Com. Balwinder Sing, Financial Secretary, Gr.C (CHQ) tendered oral evidence before the Chairman, GDS Committee, headed by Shri Kamalesh  Chandra in  New Delhi on 26-05-2016.


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The following are the gist of discussions and the demands placed by  delegation.

BRIEF NOTE FOR DISCUSSION IN THE GDS COMMITTEE
SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 26.05.2016

1.      MAIN DEMANDS

The GDS are ‘holders of civil post’ as per the Supreme Court judgement and they can not be kept apart as a separate class with in the class. They should be covered under Article 309 & 311 of the Constitution of India. They should be treated as ‘civil servants’ apart from regular service but within the ambit of ‘Civil service’ with pro rata benefits as applicable to the regular employees according to the working hours and also the workload.

Notwithstanding our claim for departmentalization of GDS and Grant of Civil status, under Article 309 & 311 of union constitution the following issues are requiring consideration.

(i)     The Nomenclature of GDS shall be declared as ‘Rural Postal Employees’ or Gramin Dak Karmachari”.
(ii)        Make GDS full time job by extending various innovative schemes.
(iii)       Prorata wages at par with regular civil servants.

2.      NORMS

Norms may be introduced for calculation of wages instead of honorarium & incentives.

(i)       Work related to RPLI like procurement of proposal & issuing receipts
(ii)      Work related to verification of Electoral & Election work
(iii)     Work related to collecting statistics for Census etc.
(iv)     Work related to M.G.National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
(v)     Verification of Mobile Phone Bill Connections of various companies & BSNL
(vi)     Collection of Telephone Bills at BOs
(vii)    Acceptance of Electricity Bills at BOs
(viii)  Acceptance of Water Bills at BOs
(ix)    Carrying out business activities through BOs like delivering of E-post etc.
(x)  Various social security schemes & Direct Benefit Transfer schemes introduced in various States through BOs.
(xi)     Cash remittance from BOs to Accounts office.
(xii)    Opening of new accounts
(xiii)   Marketing activities.
(xiv)   Old age Pension & Disability Pension

3.      WAGE STRUCTURE

(i)        No GDS should be employed less than 5 hours work, per day.
(ii)       Maximum of 8 hours with ½ hour lunch break.
(iii)     Pay equations:

GDS BPM   :           Postal Assistant

GDS MD/SV:          Postmen

                 GDS Packer 
GDS MC                 MTS
GDS MM

(iv)     Increment shall be at par with regular employees.
(v)      The Nomenclature of TRCA shall be replaced with pay.
(vi)    Weightage:The length of service shall be taken and Point to Point fixation for GDS.
(vii)    Date of effect shall be 1.1.2016
(viii)  Wages should not be reduced under any circumstances.

4.      ALLOWANCES

(i)        HRA must be granted to GDS at Par with regular employees.
(ii)       Transport Allowance proportionate to regular employees.
(iii)      For attending holiday & Sunday duties, double the allowance shall be paid
(iv)      TA/DA shall be granted to seasonal Post offices.
(v)       Split Duty Allowance for GDS Packrs in Sub Offices
(vi)      Children Educational Allowance has to be introduced.
(vii)     Boat allowance shall be Rs.350/- PM.
(viii)   Special Duty Allowance to GDS (NE) – Proportionate to regular employees.
(ix)     Revival of Uttarakhand Allowance @ Rs.1000/- PM.
(x)      Grant of Remote Area/Naxalite Threat Area/Hill Area Allowance to GDS.
(xi)   Miscellaneous Allowances viz., bad climate Allowance, Project allowance may be extended.
           
5.      WELFARE

(i)    Medical Attendance facilities – Reimbursement of Medical Claims for in Patient & out Patient treatments.
(ii)    Funeral Allowance of Rs.10,000/- to the family of deceased GDS.
(iii)   Circle Welfare Fund Scheme – Subscription shall be Rs.50/- per month.

6.      LEAVE :All kinds of leave to be granted at par with regular employees-

(i)            Encashment of leave salary to be extended to GDS.
(ii)            Provision of Commuted leave facilities.
(iii)          Retrograde Provisions of 180 days shall be dispensed with.
(iv)     Maternity leave – 180 days from Government exchequer and not from the Circle Welfare Fund. Circle Welfare fund shall meant for grant for illness, education etc.
(v)            Child care leave, Child Adoption leave to GDS.
(vi)        Special disability leave to GDS – can also be extended from Dog, Snake bite etc. as in the case of Postmen.

7.      SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME

(i)   Proportionate Minimum pension/Family Pension at par with regular employees.
(ii)   GDS shall be brought under the Gratuity Act.
(iii)  SDBS Pension Scheme shall be replaced with regular scheme. At least 10% of Pay shall be recovered from GDS & 20% shall be credited by Government as a Welfare Scheme. The present sanction of Rs.1500/- per year for Severance Amount to Pre 2011 GDS shall be enhanced.
(iv)   Commutation Pension shall be introduced.
(v)  Group Insurance Scheme – Monthly subscription Rs.100/- for the insurance coverage of Rs.2,00,000, 50% of Subscription shall be borne by the Department. Savings Fund shall be reviewed and enhanced.
  
8.      APPOINTMENT & PROMOTIONS

(i)       The word ‘engagement’ shall be replaced with appointment.
(ii)      100% Posts in MTS & Postmen cadres shall be reserved for GDS.
(iii)   GDS shall be permitted to write LGO Exam alongwith Postmen/MTS for recorded vacancies.
(iv)     Three Financial upgradations after completing 10, 20 & 30 years of service.
(v)      No Minimum service for appearing Postmen examination.

9.      CONDUCT & DISCIPLINARY RULES

(i)       The existing GDS Engagement & Conduct Rules, 2011 shallbe replaced with CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 & Conduct Rules 1964.
(ii)     The GDS Rules must be declared as statutory Rules as per proviso of Article 309.

10.  MISCELLANEOUS

(i)       Present income & cost of BOs calculation should be reviewed along with all the new items of work
(ii)      Foot beat & cycle beat may be revived.
(iii)     Idle wait of GDS MCS shall be include in the work norms.
(iv)     Uniforms to outdoor staff.
(v)    Rationalisation of GDS into three categories of GDS one Postmaster, the second Postmen and third auxiliary MTS staff. They may be fixed with only two scales of running pay (Minimum 5 hours & for upto 8 hours with uniform annual increase of 3% per annum.
(vi)      BO shall open for minimum 5 hours and maximum of 8 hours.
(vii)     GDS in Metropolitan cities shall be upgraded to MTS Posts.
(viii)   All GDS MM Posts in larger Platforms shall be upgraded to Mailmen MTS posts.
(ix)      FSC at par with Departmental Post offices to BOs.
(x)        LTC facilities may be extended to GDS
(xi)       Lunch break/Tea break shall be provided
(xii)    Total length of the GDS Service shall be taken as Qualifying service for all purposes.
(xiii) Rescind the restrictions and restore status Quo ante in case of compassionate appointments in GDS cadre.
(xiv) Advances like Festival, HBA, Motor Car, Computer Advance shall be introduced to GDS. Flood Advance shall be revised to Rs.10000/-.
(xv)  Rent for BOs shall be fixed as per the market rates and paid by the Department.
(xvi)    Office Maintenance Allowance shall be modified as ‘office rent’.
(xvii)   Electricity charges for BO shall be borne by the Department.
(xviii) Combination of duty which is having adverse effect shall be dispensed with.
(xix)   Alternate source of Income shall not be insisted for GDS appointments.
(xx)    Incentive for promoting small family norms shall be introduced to GDS also.
(xxi)    Incentive to GDS Sports Person has to be introduced.
(xxii)  Grant of TA/DA for conveyance of cash – At least Rs.100/- per occasion shall be granted.
(xxiii)  Any GDS summoned for witness in Inquiry shall be paid TA/DA
(xxiv) All terminal benefits shall be paid to GDS on the date of retirement at par with regular employees.
(xxv)   The date of retirement of shall be the last date of the month.
(xxvi)  If any additional work is entrusted, the establishment review must be under taken to enhance the pay.
(xxvii)  Security Bond system to be dropped, as per Vth CPC report.
(xxviii) Co-operative dues can be recovered from GDS.
(xxix)   BO Rule book with updated correction shall be supplied once in two years.
(xxx)    The exam fee shall be waived.
(xxxi) Identify card to the GDS shall be supplied by the Department at departmental cost.
(xxxii)There should be no loss of annual increase/increment on availing the transfer facilities to GDS.
(xxxiii)Revenue generated from all items of  work has  to be added for apportioned income of BOs.
(xxxiv)BPM should be treated as a skilled worker as it requires a technical certificate for the recruitment.
(xxxv)Training & retraining must be given frequently in the guise of Rural ICT and introduction of various new schemes.

11.  TRADE UNION

(i)   All Trade Union facilities like meetings, special casual leave etc. as if available to regular staff at all levels.
(ii)  The Facility of Foreign Service and JCM Provision shall be extended the GDS. Allocation of seats in the JCM (DC) for GDS shall be considered.


DATED : 26-05-2016
NEW DELHI
(P.PANDURANGARAO)
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIPEU-GDS

The Chairman, GDS Committee gave a patience hearing on the above all items and assured consideration.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

CIRCLE UNION LETTER TO PMG, CCR AGAINST ISSUANCE OF CHARGE SHEET FOR NON PERFORMING OF 'YOGA' AND REPLY RECEIVED FROM PMG, CCR


CIRCLE UNION LETTER TO OUR GENERAL SECRETARY ON FINACLE INACCESS ISSUE - REQUESTING TO ANNOUNCE TRADE UNION ACTION



Govt. employees to strike work on June 2

THEY ARE DEMANDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

Members of the Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association (KSGEA) have threatened to strike work and stage a protest across the State on June 2 demanding implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. 

KSGEA president B.P. Manje Gowda said nearly two dozen States have implemented the Seventh Pay Commission but the Karnataka government has not taken a decision on bring pay scales on a par with Central government employees. 

Nearly six lakh government employees would strike work and stage protests in their respective taluks and cities on June 2, he said. 

Mr. Gowda insisted that the government, while enhancing the salary, should ensure that there is no disparity in the salaries of Central and State government employees. 
Source :  http://www.thehindu.com/

Hyundai comes out with exclusive offer for central government employees

Motor Ltd has announced an exclusive offer for central government employees as part of its 20th year celebration. The Anniversary Celebration Offer, ‘Pride of India’ is a part of ‘Experience Hyundai’ programme to reinforce the bond with its customers.

Under the offer, customers will get a benefit of Rs. 7,000 on Grand i10 and Xcent and Rs. 5,000 on i10 and Eon in addition to the existing promotional offers. Central government employees are significant prospective customers for Hyundai across urban and rural India.

Announcing the 20th Anniversary Celebration Offer, Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HMIL, said, “Pride of India celebration offer is especially for central government employees who value Hyundai as a tried and trusted brand with very strong customer affinity. With this initiative, Hyundai aspires to increase its engagement towards becoming the lifetime partners of central government employees.”

Hyundai continues its endeavours to ensure a better future by adding ‘Brilliant Moments’ in the lives of customers. By consistently refreshing the price value equations of its products, Hyundai offers best-in-class quality with advanced technology and cutting edge design to meet customer aspirations, he added.

This promotional offer will be supported by Hyundai Motor India’s large sales and service network in the country with 449 dealers to support sales and 1,163 Service Points to fulfill service requirements of customers. The pre-owned certified car dealerships of Hyundai Motor India, ‘H-Promise’ has a wide presence of 386 dealerships across India.
Source :  http://www.business-standard.com

AIPRPA CHQ WRITES TO SECRETARY PENSION ON DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN CG PENSIONERS ON THE ISSUE OF BENEFIT OF UPGRADED PAY SCALES TO PRE-2006 PEMSIONERS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA - RAILWAY DEPARTMENT LOST THE SLP IN APEX COURT

PUNJAB - HARYANA HIGH COURT ORDER FOR THE GRANT OF BENEFIT OF UPGRADED PAY SCALE OF THE SAME CADRE TO PRE-1996 / PRE-2006 PENSIONERS ALSO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED NOW AND IMPLEMENTED ONLY TO THE APPLICANTS!

GOVERNMENT ACTION DISCRIMINATORY BETWEEN RAILWAY PENSIONERS AS WELL AS PETITIONER RAILWAY PENSIONERS AND ALL OTHER CG PENSIONERS!

AIPRPA CHQ WRITES LETTER TO SECRETARY PENSION TO REMOVE THE DISCRIMINATION!




No.AIPRPA / 1/5/2016     Dated 23.05.2016

To

The Secretary
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
Government of India
New Delhi – 1100

Sir,

Sub: Adoption of discriminatory treatment between Pensioners by the GOI – regarding.
Ref: Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) orders No. PC-III/2013/CTC-I/4 dated 07.02.2016 on grant of upgraded pay scale benefit to Pre-1996 / Pre-2006 Pensioners.

This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that several cadres of Central Government Employees in general and the cadres of HSG-1, ASPOs, IPOs, Postman etc in the Department of Posts in particular are continuously been denied the benefit of up-graded pay scales granted from 1.1.1996 and 1.1.2006 to the serving employees of the same cadre.

This being the case, this Association is surprised to see that consequent on the Supreme Court judgment on 05.01.2016 in the dismissal case of SLP filed by the Railway Ministry (SLP (C) CC No.22402/2015 Union of India Vs Darshan Lal Bali & Others) against the common order dated 29.01.2015 by the Punjab – Haryana High Court, the Government of India,, Ministry of Railways has issued the order cited under reference to extend the benefit of up-graded pay scale to the Petitioners of Pre-1996 / Pre-2006 Pensioners of the same cadre for whom the Government had upgraded the scales from a prospective date.

The stand of the Government of India is discriminatory between one section of Pensioners in Railways against the rest of Railway Pensioners on one hand and totally discriminatory between those Petitioner Pensioners and all other CG Pensioners including the Pensioners of Postal Department who for long are demanding unsuccessfully similar benefit of upgraded pay scales granted to their cadre prospectively from 1.1.1996 and 1.1.2006. The Central Government which is supposed to be a model employer cannot extend such a treatment to the majority of pensioners despite the orders of the Supreme Court of India striking down the decision of the GOI to deny the benefit of any such upgraded scales taken into account for fixing the revised pension to the Pre-1996 / Pre-2006 Pensioners of the same cadre.

This Association wishes to point out the assurance of the Secretary Pension given out during the course of the Periodical Meeting with the JCM Staff Side on 29.02.2016 to revisit and reconsider the earlier order of the DoP&PW issued to deny the of grant of upgraded pay scale benefit for fixation of pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners in addition to the above mentioned facts and urges for judicious treatment to all CG Pensioners on this important issue.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(K.Ragavendran)

General Secretary 

Bank of India Recruitment for 539 Various Officer, Manager Posts 2016


Bank of India has published a Advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2016. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.



Posts :


  • Officer - Credit : 217 Posts
  • Manager : 200 Posts
  • Senior Manager : 100 Posts
  • Security Officer : 22 Posts

Total No. of Posts : 539 Posts

Educational Qualification : Please read Official Notification for Educational Qualification details.
More details will available after 31th May, 2016.

Selection Process : Candidates will be selected based on interview.

How to Apply : Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.

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Important Dates :
Starting Date of Online Application : 31-05-2016
Last Date to Apply Online : 14-06-2016


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Change of Role of SBCO in the backdrop of implementation of CBS (Addendum SB order 14/2015)


Change of Role of SBCO in the backdrop of implementation of CBS (Addendum SB order 14/2015)

The competent authority has reviewed the Annexure attached to the SB Order No.14/2015 and decided to replace point 5.1 of the Annexure from the date of receipt of this order. Content of point 5.1 shall be as under:- 

5.1 Examination of scheme-wise consolidation received from HO and SOs, Checking of entries in LOTs viewed from Finacle MIS server and checking the daily/ progressive totals in the Cash Book. 

5.1.1 SBCO PA 

  • The designated Postal Assistant SBCO will receive Scheme-wise sealed and stitched Voucher Bundles with Consolidation placed at the top from Sub Account PA. He will generate fresh consolidation of each scheme from Finacle production server (HFINRPT) and compare the print out received from SOs with the system generated consolidation. Both the consolidations should be tallied with SO Daily Account and SO Summary. Bundle of HO will be received from APM(SB) of HO Counter and amount shown in the consolidation should also be tallied with the fresh consolidation generated from Finacle production server (HFINRPT) and HO Summary If there is any discrepancy in both consolidations or with SO Daily Account/Summary and the same is not supported by copy of error book or special report, it should immediately report to Incharge SBCO. All Voucher Bundles of each scheme will be handed over to Incharge SBCO. 

5.1.2 SBCO Incharge 

  • SBCO Incharge will examine the voucher bundles and verify that the Scheme- wise Consolidation bears signatures and designation stamp of the Supervisor (APM)/Sub Postmaster and number of vouchers written on the consolidation are tallied with number of vouchers attached with the bundle. He will countersign each consolidation and mark to concerned SBCO PA as per workload and availability of staff. In case of any shortcoming, he will write objection and send copy of objection to the Postmaster. Incharge SBCO will send immediate report on the difference in consolidation sent by SO or HO and consolidation generated from system by SBCO PA as well as SO Daily Account and SO/HO Summary to Postmaster, Divisional Head and Vigilance Branch of Regional/Circle Office. 





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Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS)


Press Information Bureau
 
Government of India
Cabinet
25-May-2016 15:37 IST


Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS) 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian Postal Service. 
The cadre review will enable the Department of Posts to meet the functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure both in the headquarters and in the field on the basis of functional requirement, which will provide more avenues to earn review and respond effectively to the customer needs, reduce the existing stagnation and improve the career prospects of Indian Postal Service officers. 

The proposal will be implemented through measures that include creation of a post of DG(Postal Operations) in the Apex scale, creation of post of Additional DG(Coordination) in the HAG+ scale, one post in HAG level, 5 posts in SAG level and 4 posts at the JAG level, and also increase of 84 posts at JTS level by down-grading from STS and overall decreasing STS posts by 96 for adjustment of new posts proposed to be created, without any overall change in the total number of posts in the cadre.
 

For undertaking the above exercise, necessary consultations on the CRC recommendations with Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions have been duly completed. The Department of Expenditure have conveyed their ‘no objection’ to the proposal.
 
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AKT/VBA/SH

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BPM Final selections in Gudur Division

30.5.16

1. Cherlopalli a/w Manubolu     10 am
2. Virubotlapalli a/w Kaluvoya    2 pm


31.5.16

1. Venkatapuram a/w Podalakur   10 am
2. Chavali a/w Nayudupeta  2 pm

1.6.16

1. Chigurupadu a/w Menakur 10 am
2. Chilamanur a/w VK Town  2 pm