Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Seveaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.01.2013 onwards-reg

Monday, April 29, 2013

Demonstrations infront of Gudur HO as per the call of Central Unions for 
Immediate Appointment of seventh pay commission 
withdrawl of PFRDA bill from  the Parliament Table

Merger of DA of Central Government Employees

Central Government Employees' hot matter regarding merger of DA also knocked the table of parliament. An Unstarred question No. 3139 by Rajya Sabha MPs Shri Jai Prakash, Narayan Singh, Shri Salim Ansari was scheduled for written answer from Ministry of Finance on 23rd April, 2013.  The answer is not published by Rajya Sabha Website and the question is in pending list.  The answer will be appeared on Rajya Sabha Websiteafter receiving the same from concerned ministry.  The details of Rajya Sabha Question is given below:-
List of Questions for WRITTEN ANSWERS
to be asked at a sitting of the Rajya Sabha to be held on
Tuesday, April 23, 2013/Vaisakha 3, 1935 (Saka)
Merger of DA of Central Government Employees


Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Dearness Allowances (DA) of Central Government employees and pensioners is merged with the basic pay when it breaches the 50% per cent cap;
 (b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reasons for not merging the DA with basic pay as it has already breached 50% per cent mark?

See the question list of Rajya Sabha: Download PDF file

          NFPE Eastern Zone study camp was held at Guwahati from 27th to 28th April, 2013. The programme commenced with flag hoisting. Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE hoisted the National Flag. After that floral tributes was paid to the Martyrs. Com.S.Rahaman, General Secretary, Reception Committee, Assam welcomed all the leaders and delegates on behalf of Reception Committee.
          Com.M.Krishnan delivered the inaugural speech and also addressed the Seminar organized on “National Postal Policy – 2012”. He elaborately described all the issues related to policy and its impact on Department of Posts and postal employees.
          Class - I on the subject “Importance of Joint Trade Union Movement with reference to North Eastern Region” was taken by Com.Satanjib Das, Joint Convener of Joint Council of Action of Trade Unions, Assam.
         All National leaders viz., Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, Com.K.V.Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary, P-III, Com.I.S.Dabas, General Secretary, P-IV., Com.Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R-III, Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, AIP AOEU, Com.T.Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIPAEA, Com. P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), Com.R.Sivannarayana, President, AIPEU Gr.C(CHQ), Com.S.K.Bardan, President, R-III(CHQ) and Com.R.N.Parashar, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE, Com.S.P.Mukherjee, vice President, NFPE were present on the dais.
          The session was presided by Com.S.P.Mukherjee, Vice President, NFPE.
          Class - II was taken by Com.Tapan Sen, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and General Secretary, CITU, on the subject “Significance of 20th & 21 Feb, 2013 strike and future course of action”. He elaborately described the whole issues related to neo-liberal  economic policies and its impact on working class and common people of India. He stressed the need of united struggle to resist these policies and he also intimated the importance of unity which has been formed recently that all the central unions have come on same platform. He appealed to all to intensify the struggles by creating class consciousness.
          The session was presided by Com.L.P.Saikia, Chairman, Reception Committee & Circle Secretary, Gr.C, Assam and vote of thanks presented by Com.R.N.Parashar, ASG, NFPE.
         Class - III was taken by Com.K.K.N.Kutty, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers on the subject “Role of Confederation in the C.G Employees Movement”. He elaborately described the role of Confederation since its formation in 1956 and up to last 20-21 Feb 2013 two days strike.
          The session was presided by Com.T.Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIPAEA and vote of thanks presented by Com.D.K.Debnath, R-III, Reception Committee.
          On 28-04-2013 (2nd day) the session began at 10.30 am.
          Class - IV taken by Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE on the subject “History of Postal Trade Union Movement and our present day task”. He spoke at length on the subject and described the history of Postal Trade Union Movement since its formation as postal club in 1905 at Kolkata to till date in a very detailed manner. He appraised all the delegates about the sacrifice rendered by the founder leaders viz., Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, Dada Gosh, K.G.Bose, N.J.Iyer and K.Adinarayana in building such a strong movement. He elaborately described the achievement gained through continuous struggles under the banner of NFPTE and NFPE. He described in detail the impact of neo-liberal economic policies on working class as a whole and postal dept particularly. He told that Govt. is planning to corporatize the dept of posts for which National Postal Policy 2012 has been prepared. He stressed the need of united struggle to resist the onslaughts unleashed by the Govt. for which militancy and knowledge is required.
         The session was presided by com.S.K.Bardan, President, R-III.
          Class - V taken by Com.K.V.Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary, Gr.C on the subject “ Service Rules and Role of Unionists” which he presented in a very good manner to the maximum benefit of employees. He also described the good qualities to be adopted by the unionists for the welfare and protection of interests of employees.
          All the leaders viz., Com.I.S.Dabas, Com.Girirajsingh, Com.Pranab Bhattacharya, Com.T.Satyanarayana, Com.P.Pandurangarao, Com.R.Sivannarayana, Com.S.K.Bardan, Com.S.P.Mukherjee also addressed the study camp and gave very valuable suggestions for the efficient functioning of union leaders and active workers.
        The session was presided by Com.R.Sivannarayana, President, Gr.C(CHQ).
          On behalf of NFPE, Com.R.N.Parashar, Asst. Secretary General extended revolutionary greetings and heartiest thanks to all the leaders and members of Reception Committee particularly Com.S.Rahaman, Com.G.Talukdar, Com.L.P.Saikia, Com.Moinulla Huq, D.K.Debnath and others who played very important role in organizing this study camp. He appealed all the delegates to extend such type of study camps from Circle to divisional level.

Com.M.Krishnan addressing
Attention of Delegates to the speeches

                                                           Com.K.V.Sridharan Addressing
Com.R.N.Parashar Addressing
On behalf of Reception Committee com.Mausami Majumdar, Asst. Circle Secretary, Gr.C., Assam offered vote of thanks.
        The meeting ended with enthusiastic slogans.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Project Arrow Check List to avoid Red Zone

Thanks to 

Dnl. System Administrator

Proposal for functioning of post offices as banks: Govt reply in Rajya Sabha

Department of Posts raised a proposal for setting up the Post Bank of India and providing banking services with a network of 1.55 lakh post offices with special focus on rural areas and financial inclusion. 

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that all commercial banks have been constituted by the Government by various Acts of the Parliament. 

Hence, to set up the Post Bank of India (PBI) by an Act of Parliament, necessary legislation will need to be framed and passed by the Parliament. 

Or to set up the Post Bank as banking company, the same would require a banking licence from RBI as per RBI’s extant guidelines issued in February, 2013. 

RBI is of the view that it is useful to take up a detailed Cost Benefit Analysis on the proposal. 

In addition, viability and strategic study, market research, business plan and profitability analysis including business projections for next 4-5 years needs to be carried out to assess the commercial viability of the proposal. 

The above information was submitted by Fin Min in reply of undermentioned Rajya Sabha Questions:-

ANSWERED ON-23.04.2013

Functioning of post offices as banks
3153 .       SHRI C.P. NARAYANAN
(a)            the reasons for not allowing Indian Post Office system to function as a banking system to mop upmoney lying idle with people while the declared policy of the Union Government is inclusive development and extension of banking operations to all rural people;

(b)   whether post would be enrolled as one among the new banks with about 1,55,000 branches all over the country and with a good track record of successfully running Post Office Savings Bank for many years; and

(c)    whether it is possible to substantially improve the quality of service of post offices in the process if so, the details thereof?
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance (Shri Namo Narain Meena)

to (c): **see above**

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Congrats To Sri S.V Siva Prasad SPO's Gudur on getting JTS Promotion and Allotment To AP Circle

Postmaster Grade I Examination 2013 - Schedule announced

Directorate has announced the schedule for conducting Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade I for the year 2013 vide letter no A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23.04.2013. The date of Examination is 30.06.2013(Sunday). The last date for receipt of applications from willing officials at their controlling units is 03.05.2013.

 To view the Directorate letter no A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23.04.2013,
Click here to view page I.
Click here to view page II
Click here to view the Syllabus and Schedule of the Examination.

DA order (DoP)

Friday, April 26, 2013

C H Q News : Nomination of Federal Councilors

CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008

Ref: P/3-2/Federal Council                                                                             Dated – 25.04.2013


All CHQ office bearers/
Circle Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

Sub: -    Nomination of Federal Councilors – reg.

The following CHQ office bearers/circle secretaries and Mahila Committee Members shall participate as Federal councilors in the ensuing federal council to be held at Hyderabad from 09.06.2013 to 12.06.2013.


1.      Com. R. Sivannarayana                 President                                     CHQ
2.      Com. Mangesh Parab                    Working President                      CHQ
3.      Com. N. Gopalakrishnan,              Working President                       CHQ
4.      Com. R. C. Mishra,                         Vice President                             CHQ
5.      Com. C. P. Shobhana                     Vice President                            CHQ
6.      Com. N. Subramanian                    Dy. General Secretary                CHQ
7.      Com. Gaurang Dev Maity               Asst. General Secretary             CHQ
8.      Com. A. Veeramani                         Asst. General Secretary            CHQ
9.      Com. Balwinder Singh                     Financial Secretary                    CHQ
10.  Com. H.P. Diwakar                           Asst. Financial Secretary           CHQ
11.  Com. S. A. Hameed                          Org. General Secretary             CHQ
12.  Com. U. K. Tiwary                             Org. General Secretary              CHQ
13.  Com. L. P. Saikia                              Org. General Secretary              CHQ

(Note: - Com. M. Krishnan, General Secretary, Com. R. N. Parashar, Asst. General Secretary, Com. C. Chandrasekhar, Working President NFPE and Com. K. Ragupathy, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE will attend the Federal Council as office bearers of the Federation)


14.  Com. D. A. S. V. Prasad                              Circle Secretary           Andhra Pradesh
15.  Com. Rashmin Purohit                                 Circle Secretary           Gujarat
16.  Com. Naresh Gupta                                      Circle Secretary           Haryana
17.  Com. H. S. Guleria                                        Circle Secretary           Himachal Pradesh
18.  Com. Kuldeep Raj Sharma                          Circle Secretary           Jammu & Kashmir
19.  Com. Prabhat Ranjan                                   Circle Secretary           Jharkhand
20.  Com. S. S. Manjunath                                   Circle Secretary           Karnataka
21.  Com. Ramani Kanta Bhattacharjee            Circle Secretary           North East
22.  Com. Jagdhish Dhiman                                Circle Secretary           Punjab
23.  Com. J. Ramamoorty                                    Circle Secretary           Tamilnadu
24.  Com. Subash Mishra                                    Circle Secretary           Uttar Pradesh 
25.  Com. Vinod Kentura                                      Circle Secretary           Uttarakhand
26.  Com. Janardhan Mazumdar                         Circle Secretary           West Bengal
27.  ………………………………………….         Circle Secretary           Madhya Pradesh


28.  Nanda Sen                                            Chairperson                
29.  K. Pushpeswari Devi                            Member          
30.  R. Manimegalai                                     Member
31.  Mausumi Mazumdar                              Member          
32.  P. Rema                                                  Member
33.  Manali Daundkar                                   Member
34.  Manju Srivashtava                                 Member
35.  G. Srimathi                                             Member
36.  Angel Sathyanathan                               Member

As we are entitled to 41 Federal Councilors as per quota remitted, one additional Federal councilor each is allotted to the following circles.

37.  Maharashtra Circle                       -           1
38.  Andhra Pradesh Circle                  -           1
39.  West Bengal Circle                       -           1         
40.  Kerala Circle                                  -           1
41.  Madhya Pradesh Circle                 -           1         

The Federal council notification will be published in the Postal Crusader and also in NFPE website.

Let us meet in the Federal council on 09.06.2013.

With regards,

DA: as above

Comradely yours,

(M. Krishnan)
General Secretary

Copy to: -
Com. R. Sivannarayana, President CHQ
Secretary General, NFPE

Advance Reservation Period for Booking Reserved Train Tickets Reduced to 60 Days from Existing 120 Days from 1st May 2013

The Ministry of Railways has decided that the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking reserved train tickets will be reduced from existing 120 days to 60 days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 1st May 2013. The details are as below:- 

I. With effect from 01.05.2013, the ARP will be of 60 days (excluding the day of journey) and booking will be done accordingly. However, all the bookings done upto 30.4.2013 under the ARP of 120 days will remain intact. 

II. Cancellation of the booking made beyond the ARP of 60 days will, however, be permitted. 

III. There will be no change in the case of certain day time express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express etc. where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. 

IV. There will also be no change in the case of limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

Source : PIB Release, 25 April, 2013