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Wednesday, September 17, 2014



GRANT OF NON-PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (AD-HOC BONUS) TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2013-14


Charter of Demand - Department invites PJCA (NFPE & FNPO) for preliminary discussions

No. 08/07/2014-SR
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, dated 16th September, 2014

To
            The Secretary General
            National Federation of Postal Employees
            Dada Ghosh Bhavan, 215/11
            New Patel Road
            New Delhi – 110 008

The Secretary General
Federation of National Postal Organization
Chambri No. CH 17-1-18
Atul Grove Road
New Delhi – 110 001

Dear Sir,

Subject: Programme of agitation by Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) comprising NFPE and FNPO for settlement of Charter of Demands submitted by them and their affiliated unions – meeting  – regarding.

Sir,
            In order to discuss the charter of demands with regard to the above said programme, Member (Operations) has kept a meeting with the Secretaries General, NFPE and FNPO in his chamber on Thursday, the 18/09/2014 from 0930 hrs. to 1030 hrs.  You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend.

It is reiterated that only two Secretaries General may attend this meeting.

Yours faithfully,

(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)

PA/SA Exam 2014 as per the latest updates published in the official recruitment type


Preparations for Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are geared up in Gujarat Circle






WEB SITE launched for Task Force On Leveraging The Post Office Network

http://www.indiapost-taskforce.in/




NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS - 15.09.2014 - NEW DELHI



 Under the banner of Joint Platform of all Central Trade Unions of the country alongwith independent national Federations , Organisations from all the sectors and service establishement was held on 15th September, 2014 at New Delhi against amendments in  Labour Laws, FDI, disinvestment  and NPS . This Convention was addressed by the General Secretaries of BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU,UTUC and LPF. All India Federations of Banks , Insurance, Defence, Railways, Centrasl/State Government employees and other service Establishment participated.. On behalf  of NFPE & Confederation Com. Giri Raj Singh President NFPE, R.N. Prashar Secretary General NFPE, R.Seetha Lakshmi Dy. S/G NFPE, K.P. Rajgopal S/G ITF & Secretary Confederation, Ashok Kamja ITEF, V.Bhattachrjee F/S Confd. & S/G Civil Accounts participated in this Convention and the convention unanimously decided the following programme and adopted declaration as under
1.       State level joint Conventions during September- October, 2014 where possible, initiative may be taken to hold district level and industry level joint convention.
2.       National Protest day on 5-12-2014 through massive joint demonstration in all state capitals. At Delhi Joint Demonstation of Workers from the neighbouring states will be held.

 All India RMS & MMS Empl. Union Group `C` CHQ requested to CWC members, Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries office and bearers to mobilize rank and file and participate and make the above programme a grand success.

(Giri Raj Singh )
General Secretary

DECLARATION










Confederation’s state study camp of Kerala held at Pulamanthole in Malappuram District. Prof. C Raveendranath MLA inaugurated the camp and delivered his thoughts on “Saffronisation of neoliberal policies” Com. K K N Kutty, All India president of the confederation facilitated. Com. P Rajeev M P presented the subject ‘Corporatization of Media’ Renowned Malayalam Poet Sri. Alankode Leelakrishnan made a speech on the subject’ Devaluation and cultural unity in modern society’. Com. M Krishnan. Secretary General of the confederation took a class on the subject Problems of Central Government Employees and future programs. Dr. T N Seema, MP took another class of ‘Women in the globalized scenario’ A solo drama on the basis of the poems of renowned poetess   Sri. Sugathakumari was played by Com. T P Mansiya.

More than 200 delegates representing various organizations affiliated to the confederation represented the camp. The reception committee led by Com. P.K. Muaraleedharan, P Rishikesh Kumar. P Satish Chandran, M Thomas made elaborate arrangements for the successful conduct of the study camp. The camp held at a place of marvelous natural beauty.










Draft Model Cadre Review Proposal


3% quota must for disabled in all government jobs - Including Promotional Post

The Supreme Court today held that three per cent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said the disabled persons have not got their due in the last 19 years after framing of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, which was passed in 1995. 

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for the Centre, contended that reservation cannot be given in case of promotion to Group A and Group B officers category as it is not a case of appointment. 

The bench, however, observed that appointment is a broader concept and the Centre is giving a narrow interpretation of it. 

"You are frustating the very reservation policy and cause of class for which Parliament passed the law," the bench said. 

"For the last 19 years it is not being implemented and the class, for which the legislation was made, had not got benefited as it should have," the bench said. 

The court dismissed the petition of Centre challenging order of  Bombay High Court which had directed the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission to implement a 3 per cent quota in direct recruitments and promotions for the disabled in the IAS.


Source : The Economic Times

Donate generously to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund

PM appeals to fellow countrymen to stand in solidarity with distressed flood affected people in Jammu and Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a fervent appeal to all the citizens to donate generously to the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund today. He made an appeal to all fellow countrymen to stand in solidarity with distressed flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir and be part of the national effort to support them in this hour of crisis.

The full text of the appeal is as under:-

"My Fellow Citizens, You are all aware that unprecedented floods have caused havoc in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. A large number of persons have died or have been temporarily displaced. Property and infrastructure worth crores of rupees have been damaged. Our fellow countrymen in Jammu and Kashmir need our help at this critical hour to tide over the calamity and to rebuild their lives.

The Central Government is extending full cooperation to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in the measures for rescue, relief and rehabilitation besides, direct assistance to the affected people. I request all fellow countrymen to stand shoulder to shoulder with our distressed brothers and sisters in Jammu and Kashmir and be part of the national effort to support them in this hour of crisis.

I appeal to all citizens to donate generously to the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund."


Payment Details:

Payment may be made by cheque/draft/cash in the name of "Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund" and sent to the Prime Minister`s Office, South Block, New Delhi-110011. As per directions on the subject the nationalized banks will not charge any commission on preparation of drafts favouring the PMNRF.

Online Contributions can be made through the website of Prime Minister`s Office i.e. https://pmnrf.gov.in/payform.php

Contributions can also be made directly in the account of Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund at any of the branches of the following banks:

Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Citi Bank, Cooperation Bank, Dena Bank, HDFC bank, ICICI bank, IDBI Bank Limited, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank and Yes Bank Limited.

Contributions can also be sent through Money Orders with no commission chargeable. Contributions to the PMNRF have been notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act. 


Source : PIB (Release ID :109611)

CHANGE OF INCUMBENCY


NOTICE FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIVE




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Friday, September 12, 2014







NO. CONF/GENL/2014                                                                                      DATED - 11-09-2014

To

The Cabinet Secretary
Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001  

Sir,

Sub: -  Declaration of assets and liabilities by Govt. Employees - exhibiting the details of movable assets in the website - regarding.

All the Central Govt. employees, as per the latest order of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) have to declare their assets and liabilities, both movable and immovable, as well as their spouses and dependents latest by 15th December 2014. All these informations would be then be put up by the respective ministries on their website accessible to everyone.

A large number of Central Govt. Employees have expressed their fear that putting up details of movable assets such as jewellery and cash in hand and bank would pose a security threat to them and their dependents, leave their children vulnerable to kidnapping and ransom demands.

There are various sources the Government employees would have accumulated wealth such as gift from parents, grandparents property, self-earning, wife-side property, or children’s contribution etc. Putting this information in the public domain would leave them and their family members vulnerable.

It is therefore requested that necessary action may be taken in this regard, so that all such information as stated above shall not be displayed on public domain.

                                                                                                        Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                         (M. Krishnan)
                                                                                                      Secretary General
                                                                                               Mob: 09447068125
                                                                                    e-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com


MEMBERSHIP OF CANTEEN EMPLOYEES - AN APPEAL TO ALL AFFILIATES OF CONFEDERATION

As you are aware. “All India Central Govt. Canteen Employees & Workers Association” is the only recognised association of Canteen Employees in the Central Govt. Departments. This Association is affiliated to Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.

It is reported that in some departments the canteen employees are enrolled as members of organisations other than those of canteen employees, eventhough it is not permissible as per rules. Canteen employees have a separate identity and there nature of duties are different from other categories of employees of Central Govt. The grievances and problems of canteen employees can be better understood and solved by the “All India Central govt. Canteen Employees & Workers Association”.

All affiliated organisations of Confederation are requested to take necessary action to ensure enrolement of canteen employees membership in the above mentioned Association only. Full address and phone number of the Secretary General is furnished below:


Com: Jogesh Chandra Nayak
Secretary General
All India Central Govt. Canteen Employees & Workers Association
AG Departmental Canteen
O/o Principal AG (A&E) ODISHA
Bhubaneshwar-751001 (Odisha)
Mob: 09437177026
  
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                       (M. Krishnan)
                                                                                                   Secretary General
                                                                                                 Mob: 09447068125
                                                                                         e-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

COM. AMI CHAND, Ex. SA DELHI RMS     EXPIRED TODAY DATED 11th  SEPTEMBER, 2014 IN R M L HOSPITAL NEW DELHI. NFPEHQ CONCEYS ITS HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY MEMBERS.


Thursday, September 11, 2014



SAD NEWS

Com. Ami Chand, aged 66 years,  ex circle Treasurar Delhi Circle R-III expired today due to heart attack.

All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group `C` CHQ conveys its heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family and comrades.


Memorandum to be submitted to the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Departments on 11.09.2014 by Confederation and all affiliated organizations. Copy of the Memorandum may be submitted to all Head of Offices/Units after conducting protest demonstration at all important places.


IMPORTANT

PENSIONERS CASE – REPLY FROM MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED – 02.09.2014

1.     Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 retirees of S-12 Grade
Reply: Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has intimated that since the matter is subjudice no decision can be taken. Ministry of Finance clarified that the scale of 6500-10500 has been upgraded to the scale of 7450-11500 and after revision in the Pay Band in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600. Therefore in terms of OM dated 11.05.2011, the Pre-2006 pensioners who held the pre-revised scale of 6500-10500 at the time of their retirement are not entitled for stepping up of their pension and family pension with reference to the revised grade pay of Rs. 4600/-.

2.     Extension of Benefit of OM dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012
Reply: The matter is subjudice, so no decision can be taken. Four OAs are decided by a common order dated 01.11.2011 of CAT New Delhi. In OA No. 655/2010 curative petition have been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. In compliance to order dated 15.05.2014 of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi, action is being taken to implement the CAT order dated 01.11.2011 in respect of petitioner in OA No. 655/2010 only. Law Ministry has advised to await the outcome of the SLP in OA No. 655/2010 before deciding in respect of other Pre-2006 pensioners. Next hearing in SLP No. 36148-50/2013 is on 16.09.2014.


Simplification of KYC Norms - Creating Public Awareness

Reserve Bank of India
Date: Sep 04, 2014
Simplification of KYC Norms - Creating Public Awareness

RBI/2014-15/209
DBOD. AML. No. 3356/14.01.001/2014-15
September 4, 2014

The Chairperson / Chief Executive Officers
All Scheduled Commercial Banks (Excluding RRBs)/ Local Area Banks /
All India Financial Institutions

Dear Madam/Sir,

Simplification of KYC Norms - Creating Public Awareness

The Reserve Bank of India, in the recent times, has been taking several measures to simplify KYC requirements to help the common man open bank accounts. It is, however, observed that despite such measures the general public is still facing problems in opening a bank account as these measures have not been given adequate publicity and the common man still lacks awareness on the basics of opening a bank account.


2. In order to address these issues, create public awareness and give wide publicity to these KYC simplification measures, Reserve Bank has issued a Press Release together with a poster and a booklet comprising a few common questions relating to Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for opening bank accounts. These are available on our website at http://rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=31935.

3. In this regard, banks are also advised to initiate steps to create awareness and give wider publicity by circulating the poster and booklet amongst all their branches. Branches may be advised to make available the booklet to the customers/ general public and display the poster prominently in their premises. Progress made in this regard would be reviewed by Reserve Bank in due course.

4. Banks may ensure strict compliance of these instructions.

Yours faithfully,

(Lily Vadera)
Chief General Manager


Regulation of Transport Allowance at Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad & Noida at par with Delhi rates - Finance Ministtry's reply to Secretary General, Confederation


Postal Department doesn't have manpower to execute RTI Act

Nearly 13 months after Central Information Commission (CIC) directed to issue Right to Information (RTI) stamps instead of Indian Postal Orders and bank drafts or cheques to seek information from government departments, the Department of Posts has said printing presses don't have papers to print stamp papers.

The reply, which the Department of Posts has given for non-compliance to the RTI filed by Delhi-based civil activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal, says: "Both the security printing presses at Nasik and Hyderabad do not have paper to print RTI stamps!'' To this reply, Agarwal took a dig at the postal department saying, "these two presses have sufficient paper to print postal stamps for some foreign countries, apart from adequately equipped for printing commemorative and definitive-series stamps regularly with some stamps like on Sachin Tendulkar printed within a few days of decision-taken, but not for RTI, clearly a discrimination against the game-changer Act and disrespect to the CIC direction.''

On August 27, 2013, the CIC had clearly directed Secretary, Department of Posts, that "RTI applications be accepted in all its 25,000-odd post offices across the country and the RTI stamp of the denomination of Rs.10 be used instead of postal orders and this would be time and cost-effective step.'' But the postal department has its own set of reasons for not issuing the RTI stamps so far.

"The issue of RTI stamps is under examination. A committee has been set up by the Secretary (Posts). All stamps are printed by India Security Press at Nasik and Hyderabad. But currently, both presses are out of stamp papers and the printing of postal stamps has been adversely affected by this. Hence, the matter be raised by the DOP&T with the CMD of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCI) Limited and the Finance Secretary under whose charge SPMCI Ltd operates,'' says the RTI reply by Postal Department.

It also hinted at logistics hurdles as opening nearly 25,000 postal offices for this purpose would demand "dedicated manpower and official infrastructure, including computers, which requires cost. In fact, Department of Posts admitted that it has got "no manpower and extra remuneration even to execute RTI Act by accepting those applications and issuing postal orders for the same through its 4,700 designated post offices.'' The onus thus clearly falls on the government to give mandate, manpower and money to execute CIC direction in its right spirit

ORDERS FOR GRANT OF SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE TO ATTEND SEMINAR AT MATHURA ON 27.09.2014 ISSUED BY CHIEF PMG UP CIRCLE LUCKNOW.