Monday, August 26, 2013


The standing committee meeting of JCM (DC) was held on 23.08.2013 under the chairmanship of Member (O) to discuss the pending items of the last JCM (DC). Com. K. V. Sridharan, Leader Staff side, Com. Giriraj Singh, Secretary Staff Side, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO represented the staff side. Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, P4 NFPE, Com. T. N. Rahate General Secretary P4, FNPO were also present to discuss the postmen related issues.


The following are the decision in respect of important items.


1.         A new chairperson will be nominated with in a fortnight for further continuance of cadre restructuring proposal. A meeting with the staff side will be held within one month.

2.         The case of System Assistant will be looked into by the cadre review committee. The uniform duties and other ten demands pertaining to system administrators will be discussed in the same committee.

3.         Droping the practice of obtaining fidelity bond will be reviewed once again.

4.         The protection of pay of the defunct scale of PO & RMS Accountant case is being reviewed.

5.         The revision of cash allowance to the SPMs handling cash in the absence of treasurer will be finalized at the earliest possible.

6.         The committee reports for enhancing the line limits for cash remittance will be decided within a month. Providing van for cash conveyance for MNERGA payment will be considered.

7.         Fixing of norms to PSD and CSD will be considered only after the implementation of IT modernisation project.

8.         Allowing the physically challenged officials to appear in the IP examination, the referred case has not yet been finalized by the department of Social Justice. One more reminder and personal approach to expedite the approval will be made.

9.         The revised HSG I Recruitment rules ensuring 100% HSG I Posts to General line is under process. The revised recruitment rules for HSG I will be finalized within two months.

10.      The proposal for payment of incentive instead of honorarium for processing PLI/RPLI proposal will be finalized shortly. We pointed out about non-payment of RPLI incentive on monthly basis as per 2009, orders in most of the circles. It was assured to issue instructions to adhere the said instructions scrupulously. We pointed out the inadequate allotment of funds of clearing the pending incentive bills to the field officers and Agents and requested to allot the sufficient fund to wipe out all the pending bills forthwith. This was assured.

11.      The proposal for the grant of Excess duty allowance or restoration of charge allowance to the SPMs working in single and Double handed post offices will be considered.

12.      The issue regarding the counting of training period for the benefits of promotion under TBOP/BCR scheme as per the court judgment will be considered after getting the law ministry opinion as well as its implementation in respect of U.P circle at first.

13.      Holding of examination for the post of AMM in MMS and holding DPC for Dy. Manager MMS will be finalized within two months.

14.      The issue of appointment of Superintendent, Sorting in RMS will be finalized shortly.

15.      The staff side demanded to record disagreement in respect of the denial of cash handling allowance to treasures at par with cashiers. The chairman inform that we will have one more attempt with MoF. The staff side assured to submit a fresh detailed not above the justification in this case.

16.      The committee constituted to discuss about Group ‘B’ promotion under the chairmanship of Shir. V. K. Tiwari DDG (R&P) will finalise its recommendation within one month. The staff side presented our views which is enclosed herewith for the consumption of all comrades.

17.      In the issue of anomaly in the preparation of PA gradation list, we insisted whatever settled earlier should not be reopened. This was agreed and DDG (P) assured to give appropriate instruction to Tamilnadu Circle.

18.      Orders issued for protection of pay to employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)/under Rule 38.

19.      Construction for department building for DPA at Hyderabad. Proposal not agreed. In respect of Trivandrum and Patna, this is under process.

20.      Demand fresh establishment review for proposal/revival sanction of peripheral HRA will not be insisted hereafter. Proposal to upgrade the cities for drawal of HRA as per the 2011 census will be take up with MoF.

21.      The unjustified three conditions imposed for appearing IP examination for the departmental quota vacancies will be reviewed and modified shortly.

22.      The Civil wing Karnataka circle ensured the safety of the existing building at Kodial bail HSG I in Mangalore division and no possibility of new construction. As the accommodation is far below the SOA we insisted for shifting of the PO for a better building which will be examined.

23.      The construction work began for the new departmental building at Itanagar HO/North East Circle.

24.      The incentive for IMT work will be finalized shortly. The file is new pending with internal finance for approval.

25.      The recovery imposed on official for interest paid on PPF Accounts in case of Karnataka circle have been ordered to refund to the officials like Mysore and case settled.

26.      In case of fixation of pay for MTS by separate fixation for each MACP has been referred to the nodal ministry for clarification.

27.      Taking dies non period for reckoning of continuous service for grant of MACP will be further examined. We pleaded, in the MACP order, there is no qualifying service and it should be on continuous service for grant of MACP and thus all EXOL, dies non period should be taken as service.

28.      Orders have been issued with regard to recovery of Postage in case of foreign articles returned due to non availability of service – case settled.

29.      Clarification has been issued to fix 1800 grade pay after training for the canteen employees – case settled.

30.      The earlier order denying arrears on encashment of earned leave is modified and orders issued to pay the difference in encashment of EL for availing LTC.

31.      Orders issued to CPmGs to hold immediate DPCs for filling up of all vacant LSG, HSG II and HSG I.

32.      Orders will be issued shortly in relaxing the standard to GDS belonging to SC/ST quota in the appointment of Postal Assistant in the revised PA/SA Recruitment rules. One more instructions will be issue to all circle heads to have a special drive to fill up all the vacancies of PA, Postman etc. kept under residual vacancies.

33.      As the finalization revised recruitment rules for PA/SA is delayed due to non clearance by nodal ministries. It is decided to fill up the PA vacancies of circle office as per the existing recruitment rules.

34.      Orders issued by promoting the OS as AD recruitment.

35.      The earlier instructions will be reiterated in respect of observation of tenure in RMS, HRO and divisional offices.

36.      The IP Posts under Direct recruitment in J&K Circle cannot be filled up due to non allotment from UPSC.

37.      Clarifications were issued for short drawal of Grade pay in case of pharmacists in P&T dispensary.

38.      The recovery effected from the commutation of pension has been stopped as per OM dated 10.02.2009.

39.      A module will be finalised by the Directorate within two months for imparting training to the Group ‘D’ selected under Blind Quota for upgradation of their Grade pay to 1800/-

40.      A reference will be made to the nodal ministry for the grant of grade pay of Rs. 1800- to MTS who retired/expired from service after 13.08.2008 without having been imparted training.

41.      In respect of fixing of norms for postman work, a separate meeting will be held.

42.      The revision of double duty allowance is under active consideration.

43.      The demand for revision of LR strength as per volume IV has been disputed by the official side by citing the MOF order dated 24.08.1995. we are not accepting and conveyed to come up with full details in the next meeting.

44.      A provision will be made in the revised module software in Accounts for online facility of GPF Accounts directly by the officials.

45.      Updating Postal manual, Volumes are underway by a special team. It will be fianlised at the earliest possible.

46.      The proposal for bifurcation of Bastar Division is considered. The proposal for redeployment of Group ‘B’ posts for creation of separate division is under consideration.

47.      All circle heads will be addressed for the timely supply of uniforms to the officials. The staff side is also requested to furnish the details in case of non supply of uniforms to the officials in respect of any circle.

48. Staff side insisted for providing more feeder cadre post in case of PO & RMS. Account line officials and assured to submit a brief note on this for consideration. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks to the chair


Friday, August 23, 2013


Thursday, August 22, 2013

FAQs related to the New Pension Scheme (NPS)

Whether a retiring Government servant is entitled for leave encashment after retirement under the NPS?

The benefit of encashment of leave salary is not a part of the retirement benefits admissible under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. It is payable in terms of CCS (Leave) Rules which will continue to be applicable to the government servants who join the government service on after 1-1-2004. Therefore, the benefit of encashment of leave salary payable to the governments/to their families on account of retirement/death will be admissible.

Why is it mandatory to use 40% of pension wealth to purchase the annuity at the time of the exit (i.e. after the age of 60 years) from NPS?

This provision has been made in the New Pension Scheme with an intention that the retired government servants should get regular monthly income during their retired life.
Whether any minimum age or minimum service is required to quit from Tier-I?

Exit from Tier-I can only take place when an individual leaves Government service.
Whether Dearness Pay is counted as basic pay for recovery of 10% for Tier-I?

As per the New Pension Scheme, the total Dearness Allowance is to be taken into account for working out the contributions to Tier-I. Subsequently, a part of the “Dearness Allowance” has been treated as Dearness Pay. Therefore, this should also be reckoned for the purpose of contributions.
Whether contribution towards Tier-I from arrears of DA is to be deducted?

Yes. Since the contribution is to be worked out at 10% of (Pay+ DP+DA), it needs to be revised whenever there is any change in these elements
Who will calculate the interest PAO or CPAO?

The PAO should calculate the interest.
What happens if an employee gets transferred during the month? Which office will make deduction of Contribution?

As in the case of other recoveries, the recovery of contributions towards New Pension Scheme for the full month (both individual and government) will be made by the office who will draw salary for the maximum period.
Whether NPA payable to medical officers will count towards ‘Pay’ for the purpose of working out contributions to NPS?

Yes. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide their O.M. no. A45012/11/97-CHS.V dated 7-4-98 that the Non-Practising Allowance shall count as ‘pay’ for all service benefits. Therefore, this will be taken into account for working out the contribution towards the New Pension Scheme.
Whether a government servant who was already in service prior to 1.1.2004, if appointed in a different post under the Government of India, will be governed by the CCS (Pension) Rules or NPS?

In cases where Government servants apply for posts in the same or other departments and on selection they are asked to render technical resignation, the past services are counted towards pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Since the Government servant had originally joined government service prior to 1-1-2004, he should be covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

 Source;Gudur Post

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It is for you

ಎಲ್. ಜಿ. ಓ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ಕುಳಿತುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಪರೀಕ್ಷಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸುವರ್ಣಾವಕಾಶ.  ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳ ಸಿದ್ದ ಉತ್ತರಗಳ ಗೈಡು ಇದೀಗ ಸಿದ್ದವಿದೆ.  ಎಮ್. ವಿ.ಕೆ ಪಬ್ಲಿಕೇಷನ್, ಚೆನ್ನೈ ಇದನ್ನು ಸಿದ್ದಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದು ಐದು ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳ ಒಟ್ಟು ಬೆಲೆ 425/- (ರೂ. ನಾಲ್ಕುನೂರ ಇಪ್ಪತೈದು ಮಾತ್ರ ) ಅಂಚೆ ವೆಚ್ಚ ಪ್ರೆತ್ಯೇಕ.  ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ "ಸರಕಾರೀ ಸಮಾಚಾರ್" ಎಂಬ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಹೊಸ ಸರಕಾರೀ ಅದೇಶ ಗಳನ್ನೊಳಗೊಂಡ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನೂ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು.  ಆಸಕ್ತರು ಈ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಸಂಪರ್ಕಿಸಿ. 
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Retirement benefits can’t be withheld pending enquiry”- A Judgement by Supreme Court

“Right to receive pension is treated as right to property” says SC
In the absence of any provision in the pension rules, a State government cannot withhold a part of pension and/or gratuity during the pendency of departmental/criminal proceedings, the Supreme Court has held.
Giving this ruling, a Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and A.S. Sikri said: “It is an accepted position that gratuity and pension are not bounties. An employee earns these benefits by dint of his long, continuous, faithful and unblemished service. Right to receive pension was treated as right to property.”
Writing the judgment, Justice Sikri said: “According to Article 300 A of the Constitution, no person shall be deprived of his property save by authority of law. A person cannot be deprived of his pension without the authority of law. It follows that the attempt of the appellant [in this case the Jharkhand government] to take away a part of pension or gratuity or even leave encashment without any statutory provision and under the umbrage of administrative instruction cannot be countenanced.”
Referring to the contention that executive instructions had been issued by the appellant government, the Bench said: “It hardly needs to be emphasised that the executive instructions do not have statutory character and, therefore, cannot be termed as ‘law’ within the meaning of Article 300A of the Constitution. On the basis of such a circular, which is not having force of law, the appellant cannot withhold — even a part of pension or gratuity. So far as statutory rules are concerned, there is no provision for withholding pension or gratuity in the given situation. Had there been any such provision in these rules, the position would have been different.”
In the instant case, respondent Jitendra Kumar Srivastava was sanctioned 90 per cent provisional pension pending an enquiry. The remaining 10 per cent of his pension and salary was withheld. He was also not paid leave encashment and gratuity. The Jharkhand High Court directed the State government to release the withheld pension and salary and other benefits. The present appeals are directed against this judgment.
The Bench said: “We find there is no merit in the instant appeals as the impugned order of the High Court is without blemish. Accordingly, these appeals are dismissed with Rs. 10,000 costs each.”
Source : THE HINDU dated 19/8/2013


Friday, August 16, 2013


Com.B.Sudanandappa, Com.K.S.Ranganath and Com.Shantappa were presided over the meeting
1.             The house noted with deep concern over the constant shortage of staff in the division in the cadres of Postal Assistant, Postmen/MTS.  It is observed by the meeting that due importance is not given for timely relief of those working in single handed offices, officials seeking leave on even medical grounds etc.  The officials are not getting leave to update their knowledge – not relieved for exams, similarly for attending religious functions.  Therefore this meeting urge upon the divisional administration to take immediate action to fill up all vacant posts including anticipated vacancies and as done in case of Postmen and GDS the vacant posts of Postal Assistants may also be filled up from among the eligible Postmen/MTS qualified but not selected in the promotional exams.  It is felt that this is the need of the hour in the interest of public service and the toiling staff as well. 
2.             The house showed much anguish upon the divisional administration on its in action on the false police complaint lodged by the Secretary NAPE Group C, Shimoga against 53 members of our union.  No government servant is expected to indulge in such activity and therefore the meeting demands action deemed fit in this regard without any further delay.  Any reluctance on the part of the administration would compel the unions to resort to industrial action as per law till the justice is meted out.
3.               The house noted with deep concern about non consideration of the transfer cases for modifications vide Rotational Transfer s, 2013-14 where women officials are targeted.  They have been shifted to the place of much inconvenience.  Their choices of places were not taken taken into account which act is nothing but violation of guidelines on transfers.  The department would save in lakhs if the modifications suggested by the union are considered.  Hence the meeting urges the administration to look into the matter on priority in the best interest of the department and the welfare of staff.   
4.         The meeting showed much anguish over the delay in supply of uniforms, Chappals and umbrellas to the eligible staff for the last three years.  In the present completion world, especially against the private competitors it is necessary to impress upon our customer to have our identity as postal officials.  Uniforms play vital role in this regard and hence it is urged upon the administration to do the needful for immediate supply of uniforms and other kit items.
5.       The meeting expressed its dissatisfaction over the o procedure adopted in filling the post of  SPM, Shimoga Market PO undermining well established policy guidelines on transfers.  Any deviation from the guidelines for transfers is only under special circumstances such as compassionate, health grounds etc.  When there are officials put to much inconveniences due to the current rotational transfer orders it is not known how the case of an official who has not completed his tenure, also known for shirking nature and  trouble some to the public is considered favorably.  The meeting therefore urge upon the administration to review the matter in the interest of public service.
6.       This house noted with deep concern that the proper conveyance of cash to the SOs/BOs are not being made. SPMs are being forced to go to the HOs/Cash offices during the working hours without proper securities. Even the cash oversees are being forced to convey cash  above the line limit without the proper escorts. This is very dangerous situation. This house urges the divisional administration to take immediate note of the situation and act accordingly in the interest of the staff and the member public.
7.This house noted with deep concern that women employees are being harassed  like anything in the division. Their legitimate claim of CCL is not being granted on plea of shortage of staff. Even the  CCL following maternity leave is not being granted instead ELs/HPLs/Commuted leaves are granted. This house urges the divisional administration to look in the afresh and grant CCL to eligible and needy officials
8. This house noted with deep concern that the relocation of the post offices are  not being done. Some of the SOs and BOs are arbitrary. There is clear cut instructions from the Directorate that in case of closure, those offices should be re located. This is not being done in the division. Even for opening of offices(SO/BO) in some potential areas are kept in cold storage. This house urges the divisional administration to take up the issue on priority and relocate the offices at needy areas.
9.       Despite clear cut rulings on the subject TRCA to the new recruits in GDS category is not fixed rationally.  They are eligible for minimum TRCA of the post, e.g. if the pay of the post is in III TRCA the official concerned should get minimum of the III TRCA and not the minimum in I TRCA which is not at all relevant.  In this instant example the official works for 5 hours and eligible for minimum of IIITRCA if working as GDSMD. What is due to the official should be given as this section of the department is the most exploited one.   Alarmingly there are 60-70 cases to be redressed with proper fixation of TRCA.  The members are agitating over the inordinate delay in the matter which deserves immediate attention.  The meeting urge for immediate action.  
The meeting demands immediate action on the above issues lest the divisional union would be forced to commence non cooperation followed by Trade union action.
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1.The Postmaster General SK Region Bangalore .
2  Circle secretary A IPEU group C/ Postmen Group D/ AIPEDEU
3. General Secretaries CHQ New Delhi
3 Press.