Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday 30 August 2010

Department Issued Orders For Grant of Honorarium to the officials entrusted with the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payments of arrears to Gramin Dak Sevaks consequent on implementation of Recommendations of One-man Committee
Government of India
Ministry of Communications &IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan,Parliament Street
New Delhi-110001
Dated 26.08.2010
                           Chief Postmasters General
                            postmasters General
                           General Manager Finance
                           Director of Accounts Postal

Sub: Grant of Honorarium to the officials entrusted with the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payments of arrears to Gramin Dak Sevaks consequent on implementation of Recommendations of One-man Committee.


I am directed to refer to this office of even no. dated 21.12.2009 regarding rates of Honorarium for fixation of pay in revised scales consequent on implementation of recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission was communicated.

2. The demand of staff side for extension of the Honorarium rates to those officials entrusted with fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payment of arrears to Gramin Dak sevaks was engaging the attention of the department for quite some time past. Now, the Competent Authority in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing has approved grant honorarium to the officials entrusted with the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payment of arrears to Gramin Dak Sevaks consequent on implementation of recommendations of One-man Committee and in pursuance of the order no. 6-1/2008-PE.II dt. 09.10.2009. The rates of Honorarium applicable are as under:

(i) Fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)

Fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)as on 1.1.2006 by the OA of Divisional Office

Rs.5 for each Gramin Dak Sevak


Checking of fixation sheet by the Asstt. Supdt. of Post Offices/Inspector posts as the case may be

Rs.2 for each Gramin Dak Sevak
(i) Drawal of Arrears


Drawal of arrears of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)and entry in the original Bill.

Rs.1 for entry for each Gramin Dak Sevak for each month.


Checking of drawal of Arrears and entry in the original Bill by the supervisors in the HO/HRO

Rs.1 for each Gramin Dak Sevak


Post Check of the drawal by Pre- Check unit

Rs. 2 per case.

3. The honorarium is applicable to such case where the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) has been found to be certified as correct by the Postal Accounts office. The Honorarium shall not be applicable, where the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) was done irregularly and paid erroneously.

4. The Prescribed ceiling on grant of Honorarium has to be kept in view while payment of Honorarium and on no account should it exceed the prescribed Ceiling.

5. The Expenditure for payment of Honorarium has to be met within the Budget Grant provided for the year.
6. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary no. 188/FA/10/CS Dated 25.08.2010.

(K. Rameswara Rao)
Assistant Director General (Estt)
No. 2/2010-13 Dated – 28.08.2010

All General Secretaries / Circle / Divisional / Branch Secretaries.

Dear Comrades,

1. 2010 September 7th All India General Strike: All out efforts are being made by the Central Trade Unions, Central and State Employees Federations and other Public Sector Unions to make the All India General Strike a historic success. The strike may turn in to an All India Bandh. It is our duty ensure participation of all Postal and RMS Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks in the strike. NFPE and GDS Union have already served strike notice to the Secretary Department of Posts on 17-08-2010.The tour programme of All India Leaders is in progress. Divisional/Branch Secretaries are once again requested to organize intensive campaign programmes such as General Body meetings, conventions, office to office squad work, exhibiting notices and pamphlets etc and make the strike a resounding success.

2. JCM Departmental Council Meeting: After a long gap of 4 years JCM Departmental Council Meeting was held on 27.08.2010 under Chairpersonship of Secretary, Department of Posts. Office Side is represented by Member (P), Member (Technology) many othe DDGs and officers. Ten representatives from NFPE attended the meeting including Coms. M.Krishnan, (SG), K. Ragavendran, (Ex. SG),K.V.Sridharan,(GS P-3 and Leader Staff Side) ,. Giri Raj Singh, (GS R-3 +Secretary Staff Side), I.S.Dabas, (G/S P-4),.P. Suresh (G/S R-4), . P.Rajanayagam, (Ex. G/S AIPAEA), S.P. Mukherjee (EX.G/S Admn Union) Nomination of the newly elected General Secretary of AIPAEA and Admn Union will take place later. The items included in the July 13th Strike Charter of demands which are already discussed on 12.07.2010 are not taken up for discussion again in the Departmental Council meeting. There are about 70 items have been discussed and the remaining items will be discussed in the next meeting. Secretary, Department of Posts, assured that next meeting will be held shortly. The gist of the items discussed is available in the NFPE Website.

3. Technology Sweep In India Post:



Many Comrades from P-IV and R-IV wants to know whether their cases for cadre restructuring will be considered by the Cadre Restructuring Committee. The reply given by Secretary Dept of Posts in the JCM Departmental Council Meeting held on 27.08.2010 is reproduced below for information of all concerned. ------ Secretary General, NFPE.

Item No. 8: Restoration and improvement of 'In Cadre Promotion' to Postmen/Mail Guard & Multi Skilled Employees Cadre.

The whole structure of regular promotions for Postmen/Mail Guard and Group D in the same cadre stream like Sorting Postman, Head Postman, Head Mail Guard, Jamadar, Head Jamadar etc had disappeared consequent on introduction of TBOP and BCR promotion Scheme. Hundreds of promotional posts like Head Postman, Head Mail Guard, Jamadar etc were abolished. Due to the unilateral shift in the status of TBOP/BCR system to MACP Scheme, the cadre of Postman, Mail Guards and Multi-Skilled Employees have no promotional avenue at all. Modified ACP is not a promotion but a financial upgradation to officials on completion of 10,20 and 30 years of service. The financial upgradation schemes are only an addition to the regular promotion scheme and not a replacement. It can be seen that all other cadres in the Department of Posts excluding Postman, Mail Guard and Multi Skilled Employees have their own in-cadre promotional system. It is therefore urged upon to reintroduce the regular promotional avenues to these cadres.



5. Remittance of quota and donation to NFPE:

As you aware the financial position of NFPE is not so sound. For further improving the financial position of the Federation, the financial position is to be improved. All Divisional / Branch Secretaries are once again requested to clear all dues towards NFPE and extend their cooperation in making the Federation more vibrant and financially sound. Special appeal is being sent separately to all the Divisional/Branch Secretaries who are in arrears of quota and donation. Please treat it as urgent / important and respond favourably.

6. Postal Crusader: As decided in the Federal Secretariat meeting held on 12.08.2010 advertisements of P&T / Postal Cooperative Societies will be published from the next issue (October) of "Postal Crusader" . Tariff form will be exhibited in the NFPE Website. All Circle/ Decisional / Secretaries are requested to collect and send one advertisement from the P&T/Postal Cooperative Societies of their State/District.

7. MASSIVE NEW RECRUITMENT IN POSTAL: As an aftermath of July 12th settlement, the Directorate has approved Direct Recruitment about 13000 Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistants for the year up to December, 2010.Recreuitment process is in progress now. Circles have already issued notification. Examination for promotion of Lower Grade officials (Postmen, Gr. D etc.) up to the year 2010 is also announced.Postmen/Mail Guard Examinations are also being held in all Circles. Circle/Divisional Secretaries are requested to ensure that action is taken by the Circle/Divisional administration for filling up of all PA, SA, Postmen, Mail Guard vacancies up to the year ending December, 2010 by Direct Recruitment and by promotional Examinations. .

Fraternally yours'

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General
AUGUST 31, 2010

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the IT Modernization Project - Handheld devices will be provided to all the Grameen Dak Sevak (GDS) Post Offices

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the IT Modernization Project – Phase-II proposal of the Department of Posts. The decision is to computerize all the Departmental and Grameen Dak Sevak (GDS) posts offices in the country. The approval has also been accorded for creation of IT infrastructure including establishment of Data Centre, Networking of the Departmental post offices, development of scalable, integrated and modular software for all the operations of the Department of Posts. The Project will be implemented over a three year period covering 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.

The total expenditure involved in this project will be Rs.1877.20 crore and it will cover all the Post Offices throughout the country in all the State and Union Territories. The Department of Posts will be floating tenders for procurement of hardware and development of software. Pilots will be held in rural and urban post offices. The final roll out will be completed by September 2012.

Handheld devices will be provided to all the Grameen Dak Sevak (GDS) Post Offices in the rural areas and necessary software application developed. Banking solution will be implemented for the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) scheme. Software Integration solutions will be developed for mail operations enabling tracking solutions for all registered and Speed Post articles.

The Postal Life Insurance services will be available in all the Post Offices including rural pot offices in the country through computers and rural ICT devices. Comprehensive training will be given to staff in Customer relations, application, IT management and system training skills.

Background: The Post Office presently handles 654 crore pieces of mail annually. POSB has a corpus fund of Rs.5,63,000 crore. Significant trends like liberalization and globalization; urbanization, increased demand for financial services, increased funding by government for weaker sections and rural sector, make it imperative that India Post develop new processes and supporting technology.

Source : Press Information Bureau


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Monday, August 30, 2010

News in brief

  • Smt. Y. Reddamma, Supdt., of Post offices, Gudur performed her son Sri. Sridhar babu's marriage at Kanipakkam, on early hours of 27th morning. Greetings to the young couple.
  • Smt. Vijaya Munemma, PA, Sriharikota got married with Sri. Prathapreddy on 20.08.2010. We wish them happy married life.
  • Sri. M. Chandra Sekhar, ASP(Hqts), Gudur performed his daughter's marriage at Nellore on early hours of 20.08.2010. Greetings to the young couple.
  • Sri. S. Pullaiah, Postman, Kota performed his son's marriage on 29.08.2010 evening at Gudur. Greetings to the newly married couple.
  • Notification has been issued to the post of GDS MC/DA, Eswarawaka a/w Yellasiri under 'ST' category. Last date for receipt of applications is on 28.09.2010. Interview will be on 29.09.2010 at 11:00 am at Yellasiri SO.
  • Local meeting will be held at chillakur SO on 03.09.2010 at 16:00 hours in connection with ensuing strike on 07th september.
  • Sri. P. Prabhakar rao, Manager, P&T Society is going to retire from service on 31.08.2010. On 01.09.2010 at 17:00 hrs, falicitation function will be conducted at Nellore HO. We wish him a happy retiring life.
  • New PAs, Kum. A. Annapurna, Kum. M. Chamundeswari, Kum. P. Lakshmi, Sri. P. Penchala rao and Sri. D.L.V.Raju has joined at Gudur HO on 28.08.2010 and B. Chandra babu, T. Nagaraju has joined at Kaluvaya and Nayudupeta SOs respectively on 28.08.2010. We wish them good luck.
  • Com SK.Khadar Masthan, BCR PA, bereaved....The mother of Com SK. Khadarmasthan, passed away on early hours of 30-08-10. we convey our deepest condolence to Com SK.Khadarmasthan and his family members.

Strike Preparatory meeting at Gudur on 29.08.2010

        On 29.08.2010, at 10.30 am a wider general body meeting of AIPEU Gr 'C' PM & Gr 'D', GDS unions held at NGO home gudur in order to make success of the one day ensuing strike on 7th sept. 2010. Com. K. Sudhakar presided over the meeting. Com. M. Ravindra reddy, Divl secretary Gr.'C' eloborated the need to participate in the strike along with all other unions in Central/State Govt and also with all Central Trade Unions including INTUC. Com. Venkatramireddy from CITU, Com. Masthanaiah from NGOs, Com. Pitchamma from BSNL, Com. Kantharao from LIC attended and addressed to the gathering. About 60 officials from various SOs, participated in the discussions and promissed 100% success of the strike from their SOs concerned. Com. DSB Purushotham concluded with vote of thanks.

                                                                                                     K. Sudhakar

Monday, August 23, 2010







 A.P -- 524 101
Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C.,