Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quote of the Day January 31

I never learned from a man who agreed with me. - Robert A. Heinlein

2nd All India Conference of AIPEU GDS (NFPE)

Preparations are going on for successful holding of 2nd AIC of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) on 19th & 20th Sep 2015. Action is being initiated by AIPEU Gr.C CHQ and letter addressed to all Branch Divisional Secretaries of Gr.C - Himachal Pradesh in this regard.

PA/SA Exam Final Result 2014: West Bengal Postal Circle

Friends.. West Bengal Postal Circle has re-published the list of candidates selected under Direct Recruitment for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants/PA/CO/RO, PASBCO, PA Foreign Post, PA RLO for the years 2013 & 2014 with Division wise allotment. You can check the results from below link. Congratulations to all selected candidates!!

Check result from official site: Click Here

Retirement felicitation of com J Krishna Murthy GDS MD Manubolu (Gudur Dn)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Quote of the Day January 30

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi

Triple time increase in pay of Central government employees according to the estimated pay scales

Triple time increase in pay of Central government employees according to the estimated pay scales(click here)

The DA increase in January and July 2015 will play a vital role in the final numbers of the Pay Scale of 7th CPC. The estimated Pay Scales for Central Government Employees that the Seventh Pay commission can recommend for Employees working in Central Government establishments…

The Seventh Pay Commission report is expected to be released by the end of this year, and it seems that there will be no delay for the government to implement the report.

The Modi Government, being a believer in business will never want make arrear payments to the central government employees in the future and impose additional financial burden to the government.

If this is true, the seventh pay commission report will be implemented on 01/01/2016 and this news will be like a sweet melody in the ears of the central government employees.

Central government employees are also expecting the DA to be merged with their Pay. In such, along with the Implementation of the report, there will be growth in House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Educational allowance.

As on today’s date, the DA is at 107% and there are three more DA instalments remaining before the announcement of the Seventh Pay commission. One instalment in January 2015 and the second in July 2015 and final third one Jan 2016 will be implemented.

The DA calculation will be based on the All India Consumer Price Index. Based on the data available on today’s date, the DA is expected to rise by 6% which increases the DA to 113% in this instalment. If the same trend continues, the DA is expected to have another 6% hike this July and also in Jan 2016.

Hence the pay commission will consider 124% DA before preparing the final report; this will prove to be an important number in the final calculation. If by 01.01.2016 the DA reaches 124%, then just considering the DA alone, the pay of the central government employees will be doubled.

But the pay commission considers various other factors to finalise the Pay scales. While adding those numbers, it is certain that the Pay of the central government employees may have a triple time hike. This is good news for the Central Government employees.

Now we have to see how candid does the government stay on the expectations of the central government employees. Nearly 50 lakh central government employees and Pensioners are eagerly waiting for the implementation of the Seventy Pay commission.

Our numbers state that a triple time rise in pay is sure, now it is to see how much more will the government add to these numbers.

ntroduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system

F. No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III
 Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
Estt.A-III Desk 
North Block, New Delhi.
 Dated: 28, January, 2015 


Sub: Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system.

 The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, DEITY's DO letter no. SSD/DeitY/BAS/2014-74 dated 23.12.2014 (copy enclosed), observing that in many offices there is a large difference between the number of registered employees and the number of employees marking their attendance in the Biometric attendance system (BAS). The Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments have been requested to issue directions to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS Portal on regular basis.
 2. As per the Guidelines issued vide O.M. No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 21.11.2014, it has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / subordinate Offices, in India. All employees are, therefore, required to register themselves in the system and mark their attendance. Instructions already exist for dealing with cases of late attendance/ unauthorized absence, which may be followed. 
3. It is requested that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.
 (J.A. Vaidyanathan) 
Director (Establishment) 
Click here to view the original DoPT OM dated 28.01.2015

Greetings ---

Comrade D.Thananjeyan, GDS Dharmapuri HO is awarded second prize in National level (2012-2013) in PLI and THIRD Prize (2013-2014) in National level

chedule for Admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the year 2015-16

(Min. of HRD, Deptt. of Education, Govt. of lndia)
18-lnstitutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
NEW DELHI-110016

No. F. 110331/02/2015/KVSHQ/Acad.
Dated: 16-01-2015

The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices/ ZIETs

Subject: Schedule for Admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the year 2015-16 regarding.


Please find enclosed schedule for Admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the year 2015-16.

You are requested to circulate the same amongst Kendriya Vidyalaya under your jurisdiction for information and futher necessary action at their end.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. V. Vijayalakshmi)
Joint commissioner (Acad)
Encl. As above.


The admission schedule for the session 2015-16 will be as under:-

Advertisement for admission by Regional office/Kendriya Vidyalaya02.022015 to 06.02.2015
Issue of Forms & Registration for Class-I and other classes" (except XI)09.02.2015 onwards
Last date of Registration for Class-I10.03.2015
Last date of Registration for other classes (except XI)13.04.2015
Declaration of list & admission for Class - I16.03.2015 to 23.03.2015
If sufficient applications  not received under RTE Provisions Second Notification admission to be made under RTE Provisions (Class-I)06.04.2015
Declaration of list for other classes (except XI)20.04.2015
Admission for other classes* except XI22.04.2015 to 30.04.2015
Registration for class XI*Within 20 days of declaration of CBSE results
Declaration of list & admission for class XWithin 30 days of declaration of CBSE results
Last date of Admission31.07.2015
* Subject to availability of vacancies in a particular class. 

Note: List of children registered, list of eligible children, category-wise list of provisionally selected children, waiting list and subsequent lists to be compulsorily displayed on the web-site of the Kendriya Vidyalaya concerned. 

Swachh Bharat cess may be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment

New Delhi: A Swachh Bharat cess is likely to be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment in the forthcoming Annual Budget.
According to sources, The FINANCE Ministry proposes Swachh Bharat cess seeking Rs 1 lakh crore for Swachh Bharat Mission.
The government hopes to mop up Rs 1 lakh crore in five years. Service Tax amendment is likely to take place in the Budget Session.
The Swachh Bharat cess may range between 0.02 to 0.05 per cent. The cess is likely to be levied on telecom SVCs and spectrum sale.
The government mulls imposing cess on all services under service tax regime. It will be levied for a specific purpose for procuring machinery.
The cess may be used for cleanliness and infrastructure development also. It is likely to be added to Swachh Bharat Kosh and the collection will be disbursed to the states, the sources said.

Set of three stamps on Swachh Bharat is released by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble MOC&IT on 30.1.2015

The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu along with the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh releasing the Postal Stamp on ‘Swachh Bharat’, in New Delhi on January 30, 2015.

GPF and Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 - regarding.

Visit of Sri B.V.Sudhakar, CPMG AP Circle to Rajbhavan, Hyd to meet the Hon'ble Governor of AP & Telengana

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Technology comes at a cost. It is not just about the monetary costs. In this article, I put down some health related costs that come with using or overly using smartphones. In using smartphones, you have to be smart else you would end up with one or more of the following health problems.

Health problems caused by Smartphones

Text Neck
Text Neck is a term used by doctors or physicians to describe the spinal disorder arising out of excess usage of smartphones. Normally, if the head is placed upright, there is no stress on the neck part of spine. But to read and text on smartphones, people tend to bend their necks up to 60 degrees. This increases the pressure on the neck. Long term usage of smartphones bring forth neck pain related to spine and hence, can be called spinal disorders. According to a survey published in Washington Post, around 80 percent of adult users suffer from this text neck pain.

The best way to avoid it is to bring up the phone to the level of your eyes and look straight into it. You need to make it a habit though it may look awkward. Another solution is to lower your eyes instead of bending your neck.
Vision Loss
Reading small fonts on a smartphone can disturb your vision permanently. This problem happens as your eyes are strained constantly by looking at the blue light coming out of the smartphone. Reading or using smartphones during absence of external light further boosts the problem. Your vision becomes poor and you might have to go for glasses.
The best way to avoid this is to look away from smartphones at regular intervals. Look at something far off and focus on it for a while before returning to the smartphone screen.
Wrist Problems
Another problem that comes with over usage of smartphones is the wrist problem. The way we hold smartphones for long durations, strains the wrist. People usually hold their phones using last three fingers and the thumb while using the forefinger for performing actions on the smartphone screens. Retaining the posture for longer durations every day tends to create pain in the wrist.
It is better to keep on changing the posture of phone when performing tasks like reading. You can put down the smartphone while lying on the bed or in the lap while sitting on a chair and look down at it instead of always holding it in your hands.
Numb Fingers
Similar to the above problem and for the almost same reasons, fingers of smartphone users become numb and produce a tingling sensation. Holding the phone places stress from the elbows to the fingers. The hands above elbow experience slower blood circulation and if not corrected immediately, can have long lasting effects. The forefinger too experiences the same and becomes numb after a while.
Instead of persisting in the same posture, it is recommended to put the phone away for a while. Then perform some movement of arms and fingers so that the feeling goes away. I would advise keeping away the smartphone for at least one minute every fifteen minutes of usage when reading or texting. That would avoid permanent problems that may arise due to persistence of prolonged usage like when reading books on the phone.
You can download this PDF file from Surgical Technology International for a full erad of the study undertaken by them.
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              NDA Government which came to power at Centre seven months back, has proved that it is a Govt. of the Corporates, by the Corporates and for the Corporates.  In the Central Govt. employees sector none of the issues pertaining to the employees are settled - DA merger, Interim Relief, Inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC, Scrapping of New Pension Scheme, Casual Labourers issue, Cadre Restructuring in Postal, all are pending.  Over and above this, the Modi Government is moving fast ahead with privatisation and large scale outsourcing of the core functions of the Central Government departments.  The very existence of Government-run Central Government departments are under threat.
              On 22nd August 2014, the Modi Govt. amended the 1991 Govt. of India’s Policy resolution, replacing the words “Railway Transport” as “Railway Operations”.  Simultaneously, they also announced the induction of 100% FDI in Railways including operation, construction, design and maintenance.  Induction of FDI and consequent privatisation of Railways will endanger the job security of lakhs of Railway employees.
              The Defence production sector went in for partial privatisation when the UPA Government allowed FDI to the extent of 26% whereby the foreign arms manufacturers were permitted access to the vital defence sector, disregarding the national security perspective.  What is now decided by the present NDA Government is to allow 49% FDI in defence production.  The Government has decided to set up a Corporation to carry out the functions of 41 ordnance factories under the Ministry of Defence which is a big move to privatise defence production sector.  Eventually this will lead to closure of department - controlled defence production units, unable to face the unscrupulous competition from the Transnational Corporations, driving thousands of Defence employees and workers to unemployment and poverty.
              The Task Force set up by the Government under the Chairmanship of Shri. T.S.R. Subramanian, former Cabinet Secretary to the Govt. of India, has recommended to convert the core functions of the Postal Department into a Corporation called “India Post (Financial and other services) Corporation”.  Under this holding company five more subsidiary corporations will be formed, on the lines the Telecom was made into BSN, VSNL and MTNL.  The entire social obligations will be thrust upon the Postal Department while private players will eventually take the creamy part of Postal department such as Savings Bank, PLI/RPLI, Parcels, Packets and Logistics etc.  In the longer run, the public sector company so formed would be made to incur losses and ultimate closure, as is happening in the case of BSNL. Lakhs of Postal employees will be forced to go on VRS or will become jobless.
              Thus it is very clear that Modi Government has thrown a challenge to the Central Government employees in general and to Railway, Defence and Postal Workers in particular. We must accept the challenge and defeat the nefarious design of the Modi Government, with determination and with a do or die attitude.  We must not entertain any doubt of our ultimate victory in this battle.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Applicants forced to buy Rs. 20 postal orders as there is no stock of Rs. 10 denomination in the city

Applicants forced to buy Rs. 20 postal orders as there is no stock of Rs.10 denomination in the city.
The cost of seeking information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, 2005 has doubled during the past few weeks. This is due to the simple reason that there is no stock of the postal order with a face value of Rs. 10 in the city from where a large number of citizens and activists seek information from various government departments.
An application under the RTI Act necessitates a fee of Rs. 10, usually made through a postal order, which is available in post offices. However, officials at General Post Office (GPO), Bengaluru say they do not have stock of postal orders of face value of Rs. 10. Activists are being directed to buy a Rs. 20 postal order.
RTI activist B.M. Shivakumar said that the problem began about three months ago. “I have been using Rs. 20 postal orders for the past two months. An additional expenditure of Rs. 10 is not the issue. Why should we pay more when the RTI Act stipulates only Rs. 10?”
Another RTI activist Ganesh B. Koundinya, said that the whole point of the RTI Act was to bring in accountability, but the postal department is playing truant.
“In most post offices, we are directed to buy a postal order of higher denomination without a satisfactory explanation,” he said.
Chief Post Master, Bengaluru GPO, A.K. Hanjura told The Hindu that they have run out of Rs. 10 postal orders. “Postal orders can be printed only by India Security Press, Nashik. The Karnataka circle has placed an indent with the press. We are expecting fresh stock by February-end,” he said.



          The Government of India and Department of Posts is not serious to settle the genuine demands of Postal employees. The common demands of D. A. merger, Interim relief, inclusion of GDS in 7th C.P.C. alongwith other demands have been rejected by the Government of India. The way through which Pay Commission seems to be working is not going to submit its report in the due period and no more benefit is expected to come in the wake of economic policies being pursued by Modi Government.

The genuine and justified demands of all sections of Postal , RMS and GDS employees are lying pending since long and Postal Board does not seem to be serious about the settlement of the same which are creating more difficulties to the employees.

The Postal JCA had submitted a 39 Points Charter of Demands on 1st September, 2014 conveying the grievances of all sections but the Department did not pay any attention to this. Being aggrieved the Postal Joint Council of Action of NFPE, FNPO and GDS unions decided unanimously to start agitational programmes in a phased manner culminating in to an indefinite strike from 6th May, 2015 and served notice to the Department. After receiving notice Department of Posts has convened a meeting on 5th February, 2015. In the mean time Task Force Committee headed by TSR Subramaian constituted as per direction of Prime Minister  has submitted its report which has categorically mentioned to divide Department of Post in six holding Companies/Corporations to pave the way for privatization, which is a very disastrous move to destroy this department  just like BSNL. The Task Force Committee has also recommended amendment of Indian Post Office Act 1898 to give legality and licenses to Couriers Companies.

After studying Task Force Committee Report PJCA met again and decided to resist the retrograde recommendations of Task Force Committee and further submitted revised Charter of Demands mentioning “No Corporatization and No Privatization in Postal Services”   as item no. 1 and previous items as serial No. 2 to 40. Revised 40 points Charter of Demands has been submitted to the Department and discussion will take place between Postal Board and PJCA leaders on 5th Feb 2015. If the Department does not agree to stop such type of move the PJCA will intensify the agitational programmes with full strength.

Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation. In the wake of economic policies of Central Government entire Central Government employees including Postal employees are facing serious threat for their survival. The question before us is –Are we able to protect our department and our jobs? or Are we going to surrender? The answer is no. We are not going to surrender before these attacks. We will continue to fight against these policies as we have fought earlier on so many occasions

The 145 days strike by Postmen of Pune  in 1880, 120 days strike by Postmen of Mumbai in 1920, 25 days historic strike in 1946, 5 days strike  in 1960, 1 day strike in 1968 for minimum wages , Bonus Strike of 1974, 1 day strike on 19th September, 1984 for emancipation of GDS (ED)  employees, 1993 five days strike,1996 - 4  days strike 1998, 7 days strike 2000 Dec-14 days strike , one day strike on 12.12.12 and two days strike on 12th & 13thFebruary, 2013 are our rich heritage which shows that we have always fought with full enthusiasm and courage and defeated the retrograde and anti working  class policies of the Government of India.
 So Comrades, NFPE along with PJCA appeals to all of you to intensify the campaign. Form JCA at all levels and popularize the demands among all sections of Postal Employees and get ready for another battle to be launched  from 6th May-2015  to save the Postal Department and to save our jobs and defeat the retrograde  policies of Central Government  and disastrous recommendations of Task Force Committee.
If we fight unitedly. We will win certainly.

This a “Do or Die Battle” for all of us.

Some important points about SSA scheme 

Friends.. As you are aware Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 launched a small deposit scheme Sukanya Samridhi Yojana for girl child under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign. In this post we are bringing you some probable questions that can be asked related to this Yojana in the upcoming exams.
1) Who can open account in the name of Girld Child under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana? - Guardian/Natural Guardian

2) A Guardian can open how many accounts under SSY? 
- Only one account in the name of one girl child and maximum two accounts in the name of two different girl children.

3) An account under SSY can be opened up to the age of ___ years only from the date of birth
- 10 Years

4) Whether nomination facility is available for accounts under SSY? 
- No

5) Minimum amount for opening of SSY Account? 
- Rs.1000 (Subsequent deposit should be in multiple of Rs.100/-)

6) Maximum amount that can be deposited in a financial year in this account? 

7) Whether there is any limit on the number of deposits? 
- No

8) What is the interest rate for the financial year 2014-15 under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana account? 
- 9.1%

9) Partial withdrawal, maximum upto 50% of the balance standing at the end of the preceding financial year can be taken after Account holder is attaining age of ___ years?
- 18 Years

10) Sukanya Samridhi Account can be closed after completion of ___ years? 
- 21

11) If account is not closed after maturity, balance will continue to earn interest as specified for the scheme from time to time. State whether the statement is correct? 

12) Normal premature closure will be allowed after completion of 18 years provided which condition? 
- Girl is married