Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The following Postmen of Shivamogga Division have passed in the LGO  examination . 

Sri K .T Umesh , Postman , Shivamogga  HO 
Sri  S . Basavarajappa ,  Postman , Shivamogga  HO 
Sri M .N .Vinay , Postman , Shivamogga  Dodddapete 
Sri .K E Santosh Kumar ,Postman , Shivamogga  Doddapete (Surplus Candidate )

Congratulations  to all.  The Shimoga Post wish all of them a great future  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Railways Decide to Run Suvidha Trains – These Trains will Run at Dynamic Fare System

Ministry of Railways has decided to run Suvidha trains on the following terms & conditions.
· Tickets shall be issued only for confirmed and RAC passengers accommodation. There shall be no provision for waiting list in the train.
· The maximum Advance Reservation period will be 30 days while the minimum Advance Reservation period will be of 10 days. Zonal Railways may decide the exact ARP for each train within this limit.
· No concession shall be applicable on these trains. Full adult fare shall be changed for all passengers irrespective of their age. Also free passes/complimentary passes/warrant/concessional voucher etc. shall not be permitted in these trains.
· Apart from e-ticketing the sale of tickets shall also be allowed through PRS counters.
· Modification/duplicate ticket/cluster bookings/BPT will not be allowed.
· Only General quota bookings will be applicable.
· Upgradation option shall not be applicable in these trains.
· Passenger should produce one of the prescribed Identity Card during journey for verification purpose for both e-ticket & PRS ticket.
· On the basis of demand pattern, Suvidha train services may run during peak seasons like winter rush, summer rush, Dussehara rush, Holi rush and on other occasions as jointly decided by COMs and CCMs of the zonal Railways.
· There shall be no First AC/Fist Class/Executive class/general class/2nd sitting coach in the train composition of Suvidha Trains.
Three types of Suvidha Trains services are proposed:-
(1) Fully air-conditioned services with or without stoppages: Base Price: (Rajdhani base fare+Tatkal charges).
(2) Mixed services having no enroute commercial stoppages on mixed Duronto pattern: Base price: (Mixed Duronto base fare+ Tatkal charges).
(3) For mixed services having some stoppages enroute and running as Mail/Express: Base price: (Mail/Express base fare+Tatkal charges).
· In addition to above, if demand arises zonal Railways may also plan for fully airconditioned Shatabdi/Double decker type Suvidha Trains with fare of the respective categories of trains as per above.
· Suvidha trains will run on dynamic fare system. The Permissible booking pattern and charges thereon of Suvidha Trains will be as under:-
For both AC classes and non AC- classes:-
(*Other charges like reservation charge, catering charge, S/F, service tax, etc. will be taken in full wherever applicable)
· Vacant berths left at the time of charting will be offered for current booking counters. Tickets at current counters shall be sold at the last price sold for that class and other supplementary charges like reservation fee, superfast charges, catering charges, service tax applicable shall be levied in full.
· The information would also be displayed to the passenger during the booking in case the fare of lower class becomes higher than the higher class to exercise option to travel by the higher class.
· There shall be no downward movement in the fare.
· 50% refund of fare subject to minimum flat cancellation charge of rupees one hundred for airconditioned-II tier/first class, rupees ninety for airconditioned III-tier/3 economy/airconditioned chair car and rupees sixty for sleeper class will be granted for confirmed/RAC tickets upto 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. No refund of fare after that will be granted. Such refund will be granted by filing TDR in case of e-tickets and in case of PRS counter-ticket across the counter.
· The Suvidha train services shall be over and above the normal train services and special trains on Tatkal fares.
· The above guidelines will be implemented w.e.f. 01.07.2015.

SB Order 6/2015 : Introduction of common account opening forms for CBS & Non CBS Post Offices

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INDWF reports on last meeting with 7th Pay Commission

INDWF reports on last meeting with 7th Pay Commission

Highlights of the meeting :
7th CPC report will be submitted to the Government of India well within the time by September 2015

VII CPC report will be implemented on their recommendations w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and not from 01.01.2014 as demanded

Removal of Grade Pay has been proposed by replacing the earlier existing scale of pay.

The present anomaly of Grade Pay Hierarchy while granting MACP has to be changed to promotional Hierarchy. Rectification of MACPs aberrations.

Equal qualification in Recruitment Rules should be given equal pay scale based on Recruitment Rules.

In respect of Pension, for the pre pay commission retirees and after pay commission retirees will be taken care by following some metrics and will be taken care.

ESTD 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India)
R. Srinivasan
General Secretary

Date 09/06/2015
To All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Dear Colleagues, On 09.06.2015 a meeting was attended by the Standing Committee members of National Council, JCM with the 7th Central Pay Commission at Pay commission office, New Delhi. Representatives of the following organisations have participated

NFIR, AIRF, INDWF, AIDEF, Audit & Accounts, Income Tax Association, Postal

1) The Chairman of 7th CPC mentioned that 7th CPC report will be submitted to the Government of India well within the time by September 2015.

2) VII CPC report will be implemented on their recommendations w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and not from 01.01.2014 as demanded.

3) The minimum pay and pay structure will be decided by taking into account on the price index of 01.01.2016 for that the provisions are kept. Staff side insisted that 7th CPC should adopt the need based minimum wage formula at the minimum level; the intrinsic value of the assigned job at the intermediary level; the necessity to keep the relativity both at horizontal and vertical level and the need to provide a reasonable salary for the top bureaucrats, taking into account the perks. privileges, benefits, allowances and concessions that go with the posts. 7th CPC gave positive response on this.

4) Fitment formula will be equally made applicable for all ranks and it has been worked out already.

5) Parity in respect of common categories working in Secretariat and subordinate offices will be taken care and it has been taken note.

6) In respect of Pension, for the pre pay commission retirees and after pay commission retirees will be taken care by following some metrics and will be taken care.

7) While fixing minimum pay, DA increase on 01.07.2015 and 01.01.2016 will be taken into account and accordingly it will be decided.

8) JCM urged that the Need-based Minimum Wage concept to compute pay at the minimum level may be adopted. Pay commission should take into account the outside rates to determine the pay package at senior levels of bureaucracy but maintain the ratio between the minimum and maximum at 1: 8 (MTS to Secretary to Government of India). Staff side insisted that minimum pay at lowest level of Group ‘C’ staff should be Rs.26000. 7th Pay commission gave positive assurance on this.

9) Staff side demanded open ended pay scales to ensure that no employee stagnates without increment. We have suggested only 14 Pay scales. Minimum of which is Rs.26000 and Maximum Rs.78000 for Group ‘C’ employees. We suggested that the multiplication factor (26000/7000 = 3.7) may be applied uniformly in all the cases to arrive at the revised pay in the new scales of pay. We also suggested that the benefit on promotion. therefore, should be : two increments in the feeder cadre. 7th CPC agreed to act positively on this.

10) Bonus: Presently the PLBB and adhoc Bonus are calculated on the deemed provision that one’s total emoluments is only Rs.3500/-. This is an absolutely irrational stipulation and must be removed. We request that the Commission to recommend to the Government to remove the said stipulation and grant the bonus on the basis of the actual emolument of the employee. 7th CPC agreed to recommend our demand with positive note.

11) Chairman, 7th CPC mentioned that the memorandum and proposals submitted by the National Council Standing committee have been taken into consideration to prepare the report.

12) Demanded that the present Ex-Gratia Rs.10 Lakhs to Government employees in case of death while on duty should be raised to Rs.50 Lakhs would be considered.

13) Insurance (CGIES) coverage for employees to be raised from the existing Rs.30000/- to Rs. 3.5 Lakhs for which Rs.350/- premium will be paid. Agreed to continue 70:30 ratios for insurance and savings. They have already worked out methods by discussing with Insurance Company to increase the quantum. A decision will be recommended.

14) MTS: The introduction of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) in Government organisation is creating lot of mismatching. Departments also raising objection on this to extract the work from MTS employees. In this respect. Chairman, VII CPC proposed that NC JCM staff side should submit the proposal for MTS to continue or to keep the erstwhile posts with their respective designation.

15) Removal of Grade Pay has been proposed by replacing the earlier existing scale of pay.

16) MACP: The present anomaly of Grade Pay Hierarchy while granting MACP has to be changed to promotional Hierarchy. Rectification of MACPs aberrations. Pay Commission has noted and is on the job.

17) Equal qualification in Recruitment Rules should be given equal pay scale based on Recruitment Rules. This was accepted by the commission.

18) Employees completed 12 months service become eligible for next annual increment but next day he/she is out of service due to retirement. He/She is not eligible for even pension benefit. This was noted and agreed to propose to give benefit in the pension by adding in the increment.

19) NPS: NPS is based on Parliament Act therefore it is not coming within the purview of VII CPC. However. he had agreed in the eanier meeting that he will call the PFRDA Chairman and discuss with them about the proposed Pension benefits. Accordingly, he called and discussed with them. Pay commission is of the opinion minimum Pension should be 50% of the last pay drawn and if it is less than that Government should contribute and if it is more than 50% of pay that should be allowed to be drawn. This must be ensured by PFRDA on that line Pay commission is proposing which is a welcome decision.

20) Educational Assistance: We have demanded for Educational Assistance for two children. instead of two eldest children. and also to pay the same for Post Graduate and Professional Courses. 7th CPC has agreed to consider it upto Graduation level.

21) Further proposals if any. commission is free to accept the proposals and it will be entertained.

General Secretary

Source: INDWF

Monday, June 15, 2015


It is Gazetted that the Direct Recruitment Examination for the PA & SA will be  conducted by STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION. 

Age & Qualification will be specified in the notification issued by the STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION.

50% vacancies for Postman/MTS/Gr.D
3yrs regular service for Rs.5200+2000
5ys  regular service for Rs.5200+1900 & 5200+1800

unfilled vacancies for GDS - by Direct Recruitment
Age : with in 30 years (relaxable for different categories)
Qualification : 10+2 / 12th class pass
service : minimum 5 yrs

A Report on 30th AIC held at Lucknow


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

The 30th All India Conference of our union was held from 04.06.2015 to 08.06.2015 at Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, (Com. S. K. VyasJi Nagar) Lucknow under the presidentship of Com. R. Sivannarayana CHQ President. More than 2000 comrades participated as delegates and visitors from all parts of the country. More young comrades could be seen this time which establishes the growth of our union among the new recruits. The attendance of more comrades was also encouraging.

The AIC commenced its proceedings with the flag hoisting at 10.30 hours on 04.06.2015. The National flag was hoisted by Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation. The NFPE flag was hoisted by Com Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE and the AIPEU Group 'C' flag was hoisted by Com R. Sivannarayana, President CHQ. Homages & tribute rendered to the martyrs column thereafter.

The house was informally constituted and the subjet committee commenced under the presidentship of Com. R. Sivannarayana, President. The open session commenced at 16.00 hours on 04.06.2015. Com R. N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE & Chief Patron, Reception Committee presided. It was inaugurated by Com Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU who covered the adverse impact of neoliberal policies on the working class and the need for further united struggle of the working class to save the nation. He hailed the role of our Federation and unions in the mass movements.

After the inauguration, the following leaders of various political parties and Trade Unions greeted our conference with their speeches. Com. Subhashini Ali, Polit Bureau Member CPI(M) & Ex-M. P. Kanpur, Sri Ram Narain Sahu, Ex-Member, Rajya Sabha, Dr. Mahendra Singh, MLC, Dr. Sarita Singh, Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle. Com. Shiv Gopal Misra, Secretary General, AIRF and Secretary, National JCM (Staff Side), Com. K. Ragavendran, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, All India Postal & RMS Pensioner’s Association are the prominent speakers delivered their oration in the open session. Com. Virendra Tiwary, General Secretary, Reception Committee and also the General Secretary, SBCO Association delivered vote of thanks.

In the midst of the subject committee, the following comrades delivered their oration and conveyed the greetings. Com. T. Satyanaryana, General Secretary, Postal Accounts, Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R4, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary R3, Com. R. Seethalakshmi, General Secretary P4, Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, Admn, Com. P. Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE), Com. Nagabhooshanam, Working President, Casual Labourers Association, Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary and Com. K. K. N. Kutty, President Confederation were the prominent leaders among them.

The delegate session was commenced in the evening on 04.06.2015 and the agenda for the AIC was approved unanimously. The Biennial report by Com. N. Subramanian, officiating General Secretary and the audited accounts by Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary were presented for adoption. The following sub committees were formed for preparation of resolutions on various issues.

1.      System Administraters                              -           Com. Jayakumar (Kerala)
2.      Postmaster Cadre                                     -           Com. Jawari Gowda (Karnataka)
3.      PO & RMS Accountants                            -           Com. J. Ramamurthy (Tamilnadu)
4.      Cadre Restructuring                                  -           Com. Surendra Pal (Maharashtra)
5.      New Pension Scheme                                -           Com. Janardan Mazumdar (West Bengal)
6.      Financial Powers to Postmasters              -           Com. Jagdish Dhiman (Punjab)
7.      Bonus                                                        -           Com. Rajesh Bohidar (Odisha)
8.      Task force Committee Report                   -           Com. P. K. Muralidharan (Kerala)
9.      R. T. P.                                                       -           Com. S. C. Jain (Madhya Pradesh)
10.  Women Employee’s issues                       -           Com. Nanda Sen (West Bengal)
11.  CBS, CIS, other Computer related issues  -           Com. J. Ramamurthy (Tamilnadu)
12.  Shortage of Staff & Recruitment               -           Com. Vivekananda Sharma (Bihar)
13.  C. G. Employees demands                                    -           Com. D. A. S. V. Prasad (Andhra Pradesh)
14.  Contributory Negligence                           -           Com. Naresh Gupta (Haryana)
15.  Pay Fixation/Allowance & Ex Servicemen            -           Com. Ramakrishna (Andhra Pradesh)
16.  Common Demands of Postal                    -           Com. Ramanikanth Bhattacharya (North East)
17.  Sportsment related problems                   -           Com. Narendra Shrimali (Rajasthan)

In the AIC, all the circle secretaries and a record number of delegates representing from all circles participated in the lively discussions on the agenda of organizational issues and others. There was all round appreciations about the functioning of the CHQ which exhibited their confidence and faith in the leadership of CHQ. This is the another conference that there was discussion only on issues confronting the employees and there was no unwarranted criticism or comments on any one. Total 112 delegates including 20 circle secretaries participated in the organizational review. The Officiating General Secretary, Com N. Subramanian summed up all the issues. Com M. Krishnan, General Secretary also addressed the session.

In the midst of conference a felicitation was organised by the reception committee to honour the General Secretary Com. M. Krishnan on the eve of his retirement. A colourful function was held. The resolution on policy and programme was unanimously adopted at the conference. The resolution committees formed for finalization and presentation on various agendas presented their draft resolutions which were unanimously resolved. The full details of the resolutions will be published in the Dak Jagriti.

The biennial report and audited accounts were unanimously approved and adopted by the delegates and thereafter the election of office bearers was held. The following office bearers were elected unanimously for the ensuing term.

List of office-bearers elected in the 30th All India Conference of AIPEU Group 'C' held at Lucnow from 04.06.2015 to 08.06.2015

Shri J. Ramamurthy, PA, Thiruvallikeni, Chennai – 600005 (Tamilnadu)
Working Presidents
Shri S. A. R. MazgaonkarSPM, Taj Mahal PO, Mumbai - 400001 (Maharastra)
Shri R. D. PurohitPA, PSD, Shahibagh, Ahmedabad – 380004 (Gujarat)
Vice Presidents
Shri R. C. Mishra, PRI (P), Bhubaneshwar GPO-751001 (Orissa)
Smt. Nanda Sen, PA, Siliguri HO – 734001 (West Bengal)
General Secretary
Shri R. N. Parashar, SPM, Mathura City PO - 281001 (Uttar Pradesh)
Deputy General Secretary
Shri Janardan Majumdar, PA, Princep Street PO, Kolkata – 700072 (West Bengal)
Assistant General Secretaries
Shri T. P. Abdul Rahiman, APM, Ottapalam HO - 679101 (Kerala)
Shri A. Veeramani, PA, Anna Road HPO, Chennai - 600002, (Tamilnadu)
Shri S. Raghupathy, PA, Park Town Chennai – 600003 (Tamilnadu)
Financial Secretary
Shri Balwinder Singh, PRI (P), Patel Nagar P.O. New Delhi – 110008
Assistant Financial Secretary
Shri Naresh Gupta, PA, Ambala GPO – 133001 (Haryana)
Organizing General Secretaries
Shri U. K. Tiwari, P.A, Patna GPO - 800001 (Bihar)
Shri N. Chandrasekhar, Postmaster Grade-III, HAL, 2nd Stage HPO, Bangalore – 560008 (Karnataka)
Shri Tapas Kumar Nath, PA, Agartala HO- 799001(North East)

The following comrades were declared unanimously as Women’s sub Committee Members for the current term for encouraging the women employees in organizational activities.


Com. Nanda Sen (West Bengal)
Com. Mausmi Majumdar (Assam)
Com. R. Manimegalai (Tamilnadu)
Com. P. Rema (Kerala)
Com. Aruna S. Joshi (Maharashtra)
Com. Anna Rise Bhagat (Madhya Pradesh)
Com. Angel Satyanathan (Tamilnadu)
Com. C. Lilly (Kerala)
Com. Geeta Bhattacharya (Delhi)
Com. Renu Dwivedi (Madhya Pradesh)

The AIC places on record that the reception committee headed by Sri. Ram Narain Sahu, Ex-Member, Rajya Sabha and the Chairperson, Reception Committee  and Com Virendra Tiwari, General Convenor have made all arrangements amazingly, outstandingly and stupendously for the AIC.

The AIC places its appreciations on record of the outgoing office bearers Com. R. Sivannarayana, CHQ President, Com. M. Krishnan, General Secretary, Com. N. Subramanian, Deputy General Secretary, Com. Mangesh Parab, Working President, Com. N. Gopalakrishnan, Working President, Com. C. P. Shobhana, Vice President, Com. G. D. Maity, Asst. General Secretary, Com. L. P. Saikia, Organising General Secretary, Com. H. P. Diwakar, Asst. Financial Secretary and Com. S. A. Hamid, Organising General Secretary.

This conference is an historic and significant success and it is the best record breaking one also in the history of the All India conferences held sofar. The stunning and tireless work carried out by hundreds of volunteers under the able stewardship fo Com. Virendra Tiwari for the success of the conference is ever be reminisced and they deserve and merit all appreciations. The policy and program resolution adopted in the conference is furnished hereunder.

The 30th AIC has given the CHQ more confidence by the unprecedented presence and participation of delegates and visitors sharing with the CHQ in all its activities, reviewing the requirements for the future etc. The CHQ is fully confident that with the total cooperation of all circles, divisions and members, the huge task and the challenges posed to us will be met with the utmost satisfaction of all. We assure that we will strive hard to live up to the expectations of all our comrades in the rank and file at the grass root level and march ahead. Let the activities of the CHQ will be more transparent and it will be collective wisdom consisting all shades and opinions. Let us march with total unity to save the Postal Services with full determination and also for the emanicipation of GDS and their causes.
With fraternal greetings,

J. Ramamurthy                                                           R. N. Parashar
CHQ President                                                            General secretary                 

SC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2015 Exam Notification Out :

Staff Selection Commission has notified the Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2015. The Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators and Lower Divisional Clerks on Sundays 01.11.2015, 15.11.2015 and 22.11.2015. Further details are as follows:
Advertisement F.No. 3/4/2015-P&P-I 

Opening Date for Online Registration: 13 June 2015
Closing Date for Online Registration: 13 July 2015 (5:00PM)
Date of Examination: 1 November 2015, 15 November 2015 and 22 November 2015
Note: Candidates can also apply through Post.

Pay of the Posts:

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900
Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900

Vacancies: Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC and DEO are 3523, 2049 and 1006 respectively.

Educational Qualification ( As on 01.08.2015)

* Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
* Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2015 will also be eligible.

Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2015 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997.) .Age relaxation as applicable for different categories.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) On-line or by Post. Detailed instructions as in Annexure - II A or Annexure - II B, may be referred to for postal applications and on-line applications respectively.

Scheme of the Examination: 

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below-
Tier -I -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III -- Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification.

Please note: The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in on-line mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying and not conducting personality test cum interview for some or all posts etc.

Application Fee:

--Rs. 100 (One hundred only)
Payment of application fee is exempted for all women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped and
Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders.
** For Paper or Off-Line Applications: Candidates should pay the fee by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only.
** The candidates submitting application form online (computer based) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of SBI Challan or Online payment through Net banking or any credit/debit cards only.

Scheme of Examination:

The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal
Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Lower Division Clerk on Computer.

Written examination (Objective type):
Part I: General Intelligence (50 questions) - 50 Marks
Part II: English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 50 questions ) - 50 Marks
Part III: Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (50 questions) - 50 Marks
Part IV: General Awareness (50 questions) - 50 Marks

Total: 200 Marks
Total Duration /Timing: 2 Hours (10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon) or (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Note: The proposal for online examination is under consideration of the Government of India and if approved examination may be held on-line.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

For more details check official notification from below link. In case of any doubts, feel free to ask us through comments, we will get back to you.