Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The department of posts will formulate a detailed project report for setting up a bank, in the XII Plan.
“The postal department has already conducted a study and has found that the proposal is feasible. DPR (detailed project report) is the next step to chalk out the exact blueprint for the model,” a senior official from the department of posts (DoP) told Business Standard.
The plan is to offer banking services in rural and semi-urban areas by converting our post offices into banks. The department has about 1.5 lakh post offices across the country, which is mainly located in rural areas,” a source said.
The department also operates the Post Office Savings Bank, where it has over 240 million savings accounts. It has a customer base of over 23.75 crore with an outstanding balance of Rs 6,19,611 crore as on March 31, 2011.
The postal department offers schemes such as savings account, recurring deposit, time deposit, monthly income account scheme, postal life insurance, public provident fund, Kisan Vikas Patras and National Savings Certificates.
The feasibility report has already laid out ownership, capital and organisational structure, as well as new product and services to be offered, among others.
According to working group report for XII Plan, the demand for rural banking is particularly high with only 39 per cent of households covered by institutional banking. Globally, postal organisations have transformed financial services into banks successfully. The global firms include Deutsche Post Bank, Japan Post Bank, Kiwi Bank, La Banque Postale (France).
The department is also focusing aggressively on its postal life insurance product. According to the information with the postal department, the department has about 5 million policies under postal life insurance with an assured amount of Rs 58,132 crore, while under rural postal life insurance; it has about 13 million policies with an assured amount of Rs 67,162 crore.
The PLI has been clocking an average growth rate of 32 per cent in terms of premium income while the growth rate of RPLI stood at 60 per cent in terms of premium income in 2009-10 over the previous year.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The approximate arrear amount calculation has been made for the loss of one increment in pre-revised scale, for those date of increment falls between Feb-Jun. The table express the total amount of arrear from 1.1.2006 according to the increment amount.
This is the general calculation for all Central Government employees, not included the Overtime, Incentive and other benefits.
75-(3050 - 4590)
100-(4000 - 6000)
125-(4500 - 7000)
150-(5000 - 8000)
175-(5500 - 9000)
200-(6000 - 9500)
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Conf/D-9/2010 Dated:23rd January, 2012
The Cabinet Secretary,
Rashtrapathy Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi. 110 001
This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliates of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers will go on one day's strike on 28th February, 2012. The charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.
Encl: Charter of Demands
CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
1) Concrete measures to contain price rise
2) Concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs,
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 the unorganized sector workers without any restriction
5) Creation of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the recommendation, of NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committees on Labour, Stoppage of disinvestment in Central and State PSUs, the Central Trade Unions also demand immediate action by the Govt. of India to en sure:-
6) No Contractorisatlon of work of permanent/perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the Industry/establishment
7) Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs 10,000/-,
8) Remove the ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity.
9) Scrap PFRDA Bill/New Pension Scheme; Ensure pension for all.
10) Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of ILO conventions 67 and 96.
1. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, coporatorisation and privatization of Governmental functions
2. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
3. Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter.
4. Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual workers by brining about a definite scheme of regularization.
5. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment ( end the discrimination on compassionate appointment between the Railway workers and other CGEs)
6. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system; Performance related pay; introduce PLB to in all Departments; remove the ceiling of emoluments for bonus computation.
7. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related anomalies) raised in the National and Departmental Anomaly committees within a fixed time frame of two months; set up the anomaly committees in those Departments where it has not been set up till date with the Standing Committee members of the National Council; convene the meeting of the Departmental Council in all Ministries/Department once in three month as envisaged in the JCM Scheme
8. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights
9. Implement all arbitration awards
10.Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms
11.Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when the DA rates croses the 50% mark.
12.Vacate all Trade Union victimizations.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
(PJCA) held on 10.01.2012 and12.01.2012 -Item No. 6-constitution of a Committee for cadre restructuring of MMS Staff.
1. As minuted under Para No.6 a Committee comprising the following is constituted to consider cadre restructuring of MMS Staff:
Ms Sandhya Rani PMG (BD) , Andhra Pradesh Circle –Chairman
Director (MV) Member –Official Side
Shri Giri Raj Singh Member –Staff Side
Shri D. Theagarajan Member –Staff Side
2.Committee will submit its report within three months from the date of formation.
Director (SR & Legal)
Saturday, January 21, 2012
MEETING WITH MINISTER
Meeting with Sri. Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Minister of State of Communications, was held today (21.01.2012) at 11.00 AM. Meeting lasted for 30 minutes. The staff side presented a memorandum to the Minister, containing the issues which needs Minister’s intervention. (See the copy published in the website). Minister agreed to examine each case on its merits and take early decision. The following issues were discussed with the Minister, in detail.
Issues relating to casual, Part-time, Contingent employees
Revision of overtime allowance
Regarding GDS issues like status, promotion etc. Minister assured to examine the cases in detail and taken a decision at the earliest. Regarding reduction of existing allowances of GDS, the Minister gave on the spot instructions to the Secretary, Department of Posts, to issue orders protecting the existing TRCA in full. Further regarding cash handling point Minister directed Secretary that it should be finalized before 31st January 2012. He assured that the other issues like Bonus ceiling, providing norms for left out items etc. will also be given sympathetic consideration. Regarding casual labourers issues Minister gave direction to the Postal Board to expedite the orders. Minister further assured that he will definitely call for the files relating to the other items mentioned in the memorandum and an indepth examination of the issues will be made and decision taken early.
The staff side thanked the Minister for giving us an opportunity to present our cases in front of him. The staff side was represented by Com. M. Krishnan (S/G, NFPE), Sri. D. Theagarajan (S/G, FNPO), Com. K. V. Sridharan, (G/S, P3, NFPE), Com. L. D. Kaushik (P3, FNPO), Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (G/S P4, NFPE) Com. Ashok Sharma (P4, FNPO), Com. Giriraj Singh (G/S, R3, NFPE), Com. Devendra Kumar, Com. Pawan Kumar (R3, FNPO), Com. P. Suresh (G/S, R4 NFPE), Com. Satish Chander (R4, FNPO), Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee (G/S, Admn. NFPE), Com. S. B. Yadav (AIPAEA), Com. O. P. Khanna (G/S AIPAOA), Com. S. S. Mahadevaiah (G/S AIPEDEU), Com. Gautam Das (Org. Secy., NUGDS), Com. R. N. Parashar (ASG, NFPE).
Friday, January 20, 2012
2. The recommendations of the Committee have been examined in consultation with the Integrated Finance Wing of the Department and the Competent Authority is please to approve that all the postmen, who are utilizing cycles for delivery of mails, be granted Cycle Maintenance Allowance without any distance criteria, after due approval of the Divisional Heads concerned subject to satisfaction of prescribed conditions. This will be further subject to strict adherence to the instructions on rotation of postmen beats.
3. These orders shall take effect from the date of their issue.
4. This has been vetted by the Departmental IFW vide their Diary No. 20/FA/12/CS dated 17.1.2012.ORDERS ON STRIKE DEMANDS
2. The recommendations of the Committee have been examined in consultation with the Integrated Finance Wing of the Department and the Competent Authority is pleased to accept the recommendations as below:
(i) The Mail Overseers will be entitled to normal Travelling and Daily allowances for their journeys beyond Eight Kilometers from their Headquarter Stations and reimbursement of Actual Travelling Expenses for their journeys with the sphere of Eight Kilometers from their Headquarter Stations, in accordance with the Fundamental and Supplementary Rules(Part-II TA Rules)
(ii) The existing Night Halt Allowance payable to the Mail Overseers is ordered to be withdrawn with immediate effect.
3. These orders shall take effect from the date of their issue. Expenditure on the TA and DA of the Mail Overseers shall be debited to the normal Travelling Allowance Expenditure Head of the concerned Units/Divisions and be met from their sanctioned grants.
4. This has been vetted by the Departmental IFW vide their Diary No. 21/FA/12/CS dated 17.1.2012.
2. For quite some time past, this office has been receiving reports/representations expressing difficulties faced in the implementation of these instructions in respect of single handed SOs. As such it has been decided that the powers of the CPMsG/PMsG for relaxation in respect of double handed SOs if warranted by exceptional administrative exigencies would be applicable in respect of single handed SOs also.
3. This issues with approval of Secretary (Posts).
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
ALL INDIA STRIKE ON 28.02.2012
JOINT CALL OF ALL CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS & FEDERATIONS
INTUC, BMS, AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF, SEWA
AGAINST THE ANTI WORKING CLASS POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NFPE * FNPO * AIPEDEU * NUGDS
UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO JOIN THE
HISTORIC STRIKE ON 28.02.2012
The attack on Postal and RMS Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks is mainly due to the policy of the Government against which all the Central Trade unions and Federations are jointly fighting. We as Postal workers, it is our duty to join the working class in its fight against the anti-labour policies of the Government. The Central JCA (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEDEU, NUGDS) calls upon the entire Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to conduct intensive preparations for making the 28th February 2012 All India Strike a complete success. Strike notice will served by the Central JCA to the Secretary, Department of Posts.
INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF
SETTLEMENT REACHED AFTER FIVE ROUND DISCUSSIONS WITH POSTAL BOARD
· NO CLOSURE OF L2 OFFICES IN RMS FOR THREE YEARS.
· POST OFFICES ONLY RELOCATION. NO MERGER.
· ON SOME ITEMS LIKE GDS ISSUES OTA REVISION ETC DISCUSSION WILL BE ARRABGD WITH MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS SHORTLY.
· OVERALL SETTLEMENT GOOD.
· READ THE MINUTES BELOW AND OFFER YOUR COMMENTS.
1. No one will be transferred to L1 or L2 unless they request so.
2. sorting hub will be opened on requirement
3. APMC will not be opened further. No APMC for Chennai / Mumbai. Position will be decided after two years.
4. Speedpost hub will be under RMS.
5 There will be NO CLOSURE OF POST OFFICES. NO MERGER OF POSTOFFICES. RELOCATION OF UNVIABLE POSTOFFICE WILL BE DECIDED ONLY BY DIRECTORATE.
6. Group of Secretaries under CABINET SECRETARY accepts- Revision of OTA and GDS BONUS enhanced Limit Rs 3500/-
7 Postman Exam/ postman recruitment/MTS recruitment rules will be modified. Open market recruitment of 25% will be changed and maximum benefits to GDS.
8. Cash handling point for GDSBPM ( Existing one point for Rs 20000/- ) will be favourably finalized shortly.
9 Protection of TRCA will be ensured. Orders will be issued shortly.
10. GDS compassionate appointments---- will be modified suitably
11. GDS mail man will be redeployed suitably
12. Chapels will be supplied to GDS
13 GDS –cash conveyance allowance existing Rs 50/- per month will be changed to Rs 50/- per day. Suitable proposal will be sent.
14. Casual labour . Committee report already submitted . Decision will be made with in a week.
15. PO & RMS Accountant pay fixation will be decided favourably.
16. Restriction posting again to Single handed/ double handed post offices will be relaxed and Divisional head will decide case to case.
17. Un qualified accountant will also be granted Special Pay.
18. Fidelity bond for Treasurer and Single handed SPM will be abolished.
19. Clarificatory orders for Post attached quarters will be issued shortly.
20. Protection of pay for defunct accountant is agreed
21. New pension scheme statement will be given periodically
22. Enhanced Financial Powers for LSG/HSG II and HSG I will be notified with in a month.
23. Over payment cases against APM (Accounts ) will be considered on Humanitarian angle.
24. Revision of Honorarium- orders will be issued shortly.
25. Physically challenged officials will also be permitted for IPO exam
26. Cash handling allowance at enhanced rate for TREASURERS will be examined
27. MACP I/II/III officials will also be eligible for Treasury / Accountant allowances
28. Next JCM Departmental council meeting is to be conducted in Feb 2012
29. All Circle heads will conduct RJCM with in due Period .
30. Monthly /Bimonthly / Four monthly meetings will be conducted in due time
31. Cadre Restructuring with in 31/3/2012
32. Another committee will be constituted for MMS Drivers
33. PLI/RPLI work will be under taken at RO/CO for the town divisions where RO/CO is situated
34. Honorarium for PLI/RPLI work will be given
35. All GDS posts will be filled shortly
36. Postmaster cadre officials will also be permitted to officiate HSG I/HSG II Postmasters
37. Postmaster cadre officials will also be permitted to appear in IPO/Group B exam
38. PO & RMS Accountant will also be permitted for Postmaster Grade I exam
39. System Administrator---- conveyance allowance and Road mileage will be granted. Another committee will be formed for their Cadre Restructuring with in a month.
40. Trainer allowance will be given to System Administrators and WCTC trainers also.
41. New guidelines will be issued for SBCO staff RT and transfer
42. SB Minus balance cases –Our Staff side Proposals will be examined
43. Contributory negligence factor – Another instruction will be issued
44 PO& RMS Accountant – Special Hierarchical will be considered
45 Declination of promotion before 1/9/2008 - Granting of MACP in such cases - orders will be caused to be issued by DOPT
46. FR 17 A will not be issued for simple cases only deserves for Dies Non.
47. Another instruction will be issued for stopping Melas and training on holidays and Sundays
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 17TH JANUARY 2012
No Improvement on major demands
Postal Board Adament on Merger of Post offices and implementations of L1, L2 in RMS
Other demands also no Result-oriented action
Earlier assurances still not implemented
CENTRAL JCA MET ON 11.01.2012 UNANIMOUSLY DECIDES TO GO AHEAD WITH THE INDEFINITE STRIKE MAKE THE STRIKE CENT PERCENT సక్సెస్
Inspite of our vehement opposition the Postal Board is adamant on implementing Mckinsey consultancy reforms (L1, L2) in RMS. Further regarding closure/merger of Post offices, they are violating the earlier assurances and going on justifying the merger of Post office. On other demands assurances given in July 2011 is repeated and no result oriented action is forth coming.
In these circumstances the Central JCA meeting held on 11.01.2012 has unanimously decided to intensify the strike preparations and go on indefinite strike from 17th January 2012.
STRIKE A HISTORIC SUCCESS
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
The meeting of the National Anomaly \committee was held today as scheduled. 28 items were subjected to discussions. The next meeting of the Anomaly Committee will finalize the left out items. A note on discussion of the 28 items discussed today is being finalized by the Confederation Headquarters and the same will be placed on our website tomorrow.
In the meantime we are to inform you that the Government has today agreed in the Anomaly Committee meeting to grant one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised scale of pay for all those whose increment falls between 1st Feb and 30th June 2006. This is applicable only for those who were in service as on 1.1.2006. They will draw their next increment in the new Pay Band on 1st July 2006.