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Thursday, May 26, 2016

ORAL EVIDENCE TO GDS COMMITTEE

A delegation of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS consisting of Com. R.N.Parashar, Secretaryy General, Com.P. Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation  Com.K.V.Sridharan, former General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com. Giriraj singh President, NFPE and Com. Balwinder Sing, Financial Secretary, Gr.C (CHQ) tendered oral evidence before the Chairman, GDS Committee, headed by Shri Kamalesh  Chandra in  New Delhi on 26-05-2016.







The following are the gist of discussions and the demands placed by  delegation.

BRIEF NOTE FOR DISCUSSION IN THE GDS COMMITTEE
SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 26.05.2016

1.      MAIN DEMANDS

The GDS are ‘holders of civil post’ as per the Supreme Court judgement and they can not be kept apart as a separate class with in the class. They should be covered under Article 309 & 311 of the Constitution of India. They should be treated as ‘civil servants’ apart from regular service but within the ambit of ‘Civil service’ with pro rata benefits as applicable to the regular employees according to the working hours and also the workload.

Notwithstanding our claim for departmentalization of GDS and Grant of Civil status, under Article 309 & 311 of union constitution the following issues are requiring consideration.

(i)     The Nomenclature of GDS shall be declared as ‘Rural Postal Employees’ or Gramin Dak Karmachari”.
(ii)        Make GDS full time job by extending various innovative schemes.
(iii)       Prorata wages at par with regular civil servants.

2.      NORMS

Norms may be introduced for calculation of wages instead of honorarium & incentives.

(i)       Work related to RPLI like procurement of proposal & issuing receipts
(ii)      Work related to verification of Electoral & Election work
(iii)     Work related to collecting statistics for Census etc.
(iv)     Work related to M.G.National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
(v)     Verification of Mobile Phone Bill Connections of various companies & BSNL
(vi)     Collection of Telephone Bills at BOs
(vii)    Acceptance of Electricity Bills at BOs
(viii)  Acceptance of Water Bills at BOs
(ix)    Carrying out business activities through BOs like delivering of E-post etc.
(x)  Various social security schemes & Direct Benefit Transfer schemes introduced in various States through BOs.
(xi)     Cash remittance from BOs to Accounts office.
(xii)    Opening of new accounts
(xiii)   Marketing activities.
(xiv)   Old age Pension & Disability Pension

3.      WAGE STRUCTURE

(i)        No GDS should be employed less than 5 hours work, per day.
(ii)       Maximum of 8 hours with ½ hour lunch break.
(iii)     Pay equations:

GDS BPM   :           Postal Assistant

GDS MD/SV:          Postmen

                 GDS Packer 
GDS MC                 MTS
GDS MM

(iv)     Increment shall be at par with regular employees.
(v)      The Nomenclature of TRCA shall be replaced with pay.
(vi)    Weightage:The length of service shall be taken and Point to Point fixation for GDS.
(vii)    Date of effect shall be 1.1.2016
(viii)  Wages should not be reduced under any circumstances.

4.      ALLOWANCES

(i)        HRA must be granted to GDS at Par with regular employees.
(ii)       Transport Allowance proportionate to regular employees.
(iii)      For attending holiday & Sunday duties, double the allowance shall be paid
(iv)      TA/DA shall be granted to seasonal Post offices.
(v)       Split Duty Allowance for GDS Packrs in Sub Offices
(vi)      Children Educational Allowance has to be introduced.
(vii)     Boat allowance shall be Rs.350/- PM.
(viii)   Special Duty Allowance to GDS (NE) – Proportionate to regular employees.
(ix)     Revival of Uttarakhand Allowance @ Rs.1000/- PM.
(x)      Grant of Remote Area/Naxalite Threat Area/Hill Area Allowance to GDS.
(xi)   Miscellaneous Allowances viz., bad climate Allowance, Project allowance may be extended.
           
5.      WELFARE

(i)    Medical Attendance facilities – Reimbursement of Medical Claims for in Patient & out Patient treatments.
(ii)    Funeral Allowance of Rs.10,000/- to the family of deceased GDS.
(iii)   Circle Welfare Fund Scheme – Subscription shall be Rs.50/- per month.

6.      LEAVE :All kinds of leave to be granted at par with regular employees-

(i)            Encashment of leave salary to be extended to GDS.
(ii)            Provision of Commuted leave facilities.
(iii)          Retrograde Provisions of 180 days shall be dispensed with.
(iv)     Maternity leave – 180 days from Government exchequer and not from the Circle Welfare Fund. Circle Welfare fund shall meant for grant for illness, education etc.
(v)            Child care leave, Child Adoption leave to GDS.
(vi)        Special disability leave to GDS – can also be extended from Dog, Snake bite etc. as in the case of Postmen.

7.      SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME

(i)   Proportionate Minimum pension/Family Pension at par with regular employees.
(ii)   GDS shall be brought under the Gratuity Act.
(iii)  SDBS Pension Scheme shall be replaced with regular scheme. At least 10% of Pay shall be recovered from GDS & 20% shall be credited by Government as a Welfare Scheme. The present sanction of Rs.1500/- per year for Severance Amount to Pre 2011 GDS shall be enhanced.
(iv)   Commutation Pension shall be introduced.
(v)  Group Insurance Scheme – Monthly subscription Rs.100/- for the insurance coverage of Rs.2,00,000, 50% of Subscription shall be borne by the Department. Savings Fund shall be reviewed and enhanced.
  
8.      APPOINTMENT & PROMOTIONS

(i)       The word ‘engagement’ shall be replaced with appointment.
(ii)      100% Posts in MTS & Postmen cadres shall be reserved for GDS.
(iii)   GDS shall be permitted to write LGO Exam alongwith Postmen/MTS for recorded vacancies.
(iv)     Three Financial upgradations after completing 10, 20 & 30 years of service.
(v)      No Minimum service for appearing Postmen examination.

9.      CONDUCT & DISCIPLINARY RULES

(i)       The existing GDS Engagement & Conduct Rules, 2011 shallbe replaced with CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 & Conduct Rules 1964.
(ii)     The GDS Rules must be declared as statutory Rules as per proviso of Article 309.

10.  MISCELLANEOUS

(i)       Present income & cost of BOs calculation should be reviewed along with all the new items of work
(ii)      Foot beat & cycle beat may be revived.
(iii)     Idle wait of GDS MCS shall be include in the work norms.
(iv)     Uniforms to outdoor staff.
(v)    Rationalisation of GDS into three categories of GDS one Postmaster, the second Postmen and third auxiliary MTS staff. They may be fixed with only two scales of running pay (Minimum 5 hours & for upto 8 hours with uniform annual increase of 3% per annum.
(vi)      BO shall open for minimum 5 hours and maximum of 8 hours.
(vii)     GDS in Metropolitan cities shall be upgraded to MTS Posts.
(viii)   All GDS MM Posts in larger Platforms shall be upgraded to Mailmen MTS posts.
(ix)      FSC at par with Departmental Post offices to BOs.
(x)        LTC facilities may be extended to GDS
(xi)       Lunch break/Tea break shall be provided
(xii)    Total length of the GDS Service shall be taken as Qualifying service for all purposes.
(xiii) Rescind the restrictions and restore status Quo ante in case of compassionate appointments in GDS cadre.
(xiv) Advances like Festival, HBA, Motor Car, Computer Advance shall be introduced to GDS. Flood Advance shall be revised to Rs.10000/-.
(xv)  Rent for BOs shall be fixed as per the market rates and paid by the Department.
(xvi)    Office Maintenance Allowance shall be modified as ‘office rent’.
(xvii)   Electricity charges for BO shall be borne by the Department.
(xviii) Combination of duty which is having adverse effect shall be dispensed with.
(xix)   Alternate source of Income shall not be insisted for GDS appointments.
(xx)    Incentive for promoting small family norms shall be introduced to GDS also.
(xxi)    Incentive to GDS Sports Person has to be introduced.
(xxii)  Grant of TA/DA for conveyance of cash – At least Rs.100/- per occasion shall be granted.
(xxiii)  Any GDS summoned for witness in Inquiry shall be paid TA/DA
(xxiv) All terminal benefits shall be paid to GDS on the date of retirement at par with regular employees.
(xxv)   The date of retirement of shall be the last date of the month.
(xxvi)  If any additional work is entrusted, the establishment review must be under taken to enhance the pay.
(xxvii)  Security Bond system to be dropped, as per Vth CPC report.
(xxviii) Co-operative dues can be recovered from GDS.
(xxix)   BO Rule book with updated correction shall be supplied once in two years.
(xxx)    The exam fee shall be waived.
(xxxi) Identify card to the GDS shall be supplied by the Department at departmental cost.
(xxxii)There should be no loss of annual increase/increment on availing the transfer facilities to GDS.
(xxxiii)Revenue generated from all items of  work has  to be added for apportioned income of BOs.
(xxxiv)BPM should be treated as a skilled worker as it requires a technical certificate for the recruitment.
(xxxv)Training & retraining must be given frequently in the guise of Rural ICT and introduction of various new schemes.

11.  TRADE UNION

(i)   All Trade Union facilities like meetings, special casual leave etc. as if available to regular staff at all levels.
(ii)  The Facility of Foreign Service and JCM Provision shall be extended the GDS. Allocation of seats in the JCM (DC) for GDS shall be considered.


DATED : 26-05-2016
NEW DELHI
(P.PANDURANGARAO)
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIPEU-GDS

The Chairman, GDS Committee gave a patience hearing on the above all items and assured consideration.


CABINET GIVES EX-POST FACTO APPROVAL TO THE CADRE REVIEW OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE (IPOS)

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
25-May-2016 15:37 IST

            The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today granted ex-post facto approval to the proposal for undertaking cadre review of the Indian Postal Service.

            The cadre review will enable the Department of Posts to meet the functional requirements and strengthening the cadre structure both in the headquarters and in the field on the basis of functional requirement, which will provide more avenues to earn review and respond effectively to the customer needs, reduce the existing stagnation and improve the career prospects of Indian Postal Service officers.

            The proposal will be implemented through measures that include creation of a post of DG (Postal Operations) in the Apex scale, creation of post of Additional DG (Coordination) in the HAG+ scale, one post in HAG level, 5 posts in SAG level and 4 posts at the JAG level, and also increase of 84 posts at JTS level by down-grading from STS and overall decreasing STS posts by 96 for adjustment of new posts proposed to be created, without any overall change in the total number of posts in the cadre.

            For undertaking the above exercise, necessary consultations on the CRC recommendations with Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions have been duly completed. The Department of Expenditure have conveyed their ‘no objection’ to the proposal.


AKT/VBA/SH
(Release ID :145643)
Senior Citizens' Welfare Fund Rules, 201
TO READ, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

Acceptance of POSB business in case Finacle CBS application is not accessible or slow to accept transactions presented at the counter invoking Business Continuity Plan (BCP)   TO VIEW  PLEASE CLICK HERE. 


Change of Role of SBCO in the backdrop of implementation of CBS (Addendum SB order 14/2015) TO VIEW PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SCOVA POSTPONED TO JUNE END

RESCHEDULING OF DATE AND TIME OF 28th SCOVA MEETING


       Department of Pension has announced that owing to the Legislative Assembly Elections in Kerala and Tamil Nadu to be held on 16.05.2016, the 28th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOV A) scheduled for 16th May,2016 has been rescheduled to 27th June, 2016 at 11 am. The venue of the SCOVA meeting will be notified in due course.


Clarification of refund of RD Default fee when Finacle is down in CBS Post offices.

INDIA POST PAYMENT BANK AT A GLANCE


Monday, May 23, 2016

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the Heads of Circles ( CPMGs ) Conference of Postal department at Hyderabad on 22-05-2016.

Awarded the best performing circles / divisions.


L to R 1) M. S. Ramanujan Member (HR) 2) T. Murthy Member (O) 3) S. K. Sinha Secretary (Posts) 4) Hon'ble MoC Shri Ravishankar Prasad 5) Ashutosh Tripathi Member (P) 6) Sanjeev Thapar Member (Tech)

Dr. Charles Lobo CPMG Tamil Nadu Circle receiving award from Hon'ble MoC. Shri Stephen Mervin Alexander PMG Chennai City Region also seen in picture

Brig. B. Chandrasekhar, CPMG UP Circle receiving award from MoC

He categorically said, Government is committed to reform the postal department. Two unique qualities of Department of Posts are Extensive network spread in nook and corner of the nation and Emotional connect of Postman with the rural life.

India is at the tipping point of digital revolution and Postal department should be the fulcrum of economic development esp in rural life.

Postal department's share in E-commerce is around 15% only, which needs to be improved drastically. The entire ecosystem to reform the postal department needs to change..

1. Pick up points to reach the customers proactively to collect and deliver posts/ parcels.
2. India Post Payments Bank need to be flawlessly implemented . It should act as a platform for 3rd party services. Human Resource Training needs to be given. Postal Payment Bank should be started definitely by March 17
3. Implementation of IT modernization solutions needs to be improved. We keep getting complaints of glitches leading to harassment to customers
4. Parcel Delivery .. New ideas to generate revenue with Technology infusion. Geo tagging and better location identification needs to be considered.
5. Human Resource capacity building ... Need to incentivize the performance... Gud incentive at right time will be a big motivation. Best practices should be replicated pan India.
6. Good sign boards pan India should be ensured.
7. Metamorphosis of postal department should be branded well.
8. Surety of punishment is more important than Severity of punishment... in case of disciplinary cases. Any laxity in timely completion of disciplinary proceedings should be viewed seriously.
9. Philately should be ventured as a new source of revenue generation. My Stamp, Commercialisation of stamps need to be tried to earn revenues.
10. Social Media should be effectively used for complaint redressal and creation of awareness regarding departmental initiatives/ schemes.
11. He expect all of us to work hard.. to achieve the goals of government.
12. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts should be done in a transparent and fair means. Any irregularity should be viewed seriously and responsibility should be fixed..

13. Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad Congratulated the Department of Posts for good work done in the last 2 years in different schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, CBS, Postal ATMs, E-Commerce.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to proposed India Post Payments Bank (Click the link below to view)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

GOOD NEWS


It has been informed by Shri Ashutosh Tripathi, Member(P), Postal Services Board , Department of Posts that Cadre Restructuring Proposal which was agreed and finalized by the Department of Posts  after several  rounds of discussions with Unions has been  approved by the Finance Ministry and it  will be implemented soon.

        This is one of the great achievements of Unions as this has been done for the first time in Postal Department.

(R.N. Prashar)
Secretary General
Grant of MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy- DOPT Clarification.

REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS OF ALL INDIA SERVICES - DELINKING THE PENSION FROM QUALIFYING SERVICE OF 33 YEARS. (Click the link below to view)

Addendum: Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti and Suraksha Bima Yojnas (PMJJBY & PMSBY) in CBS Post Offices (Click the link below to view) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1929

Deputation of Ms. Anju Nigam (lPoS-1988), DDG (SR & Legal), Postal Directorate as Joint Secretary, Ministry of lnformation & Broadcasting. (Click the link below to view)
http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1928

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

7th CPC ORDERS – JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE, SECRETARY REPORTS THAT CABINET NOTE IS BEING PREPARED AND IS LIKELY TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE CABINET, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, VERY SHORTLY.

NJCA will meet on 3rd June 2016 at 4:00 PM at JCM office, New Delhi
Click here to view Circular

ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP-2016
2016 MAY 24th & 25th ----DEHRADUN (UTTARAKHAND)
 COM: S. K.VYASJI AUDITORIUM

PROGRAMME

24th MAY 2016 - TUESDAY
08.30 AM 
:
REGISTRATION
09.30 AM
:
FLAG HOISTING & HOMAGE TO MARTYRS
10.00 AM
:
INAUGURATION
INAUGURATION & CLASS - 1 BY
:
COM A.K.PADMANABHAN,
National President , CITU
SUBJECT
:
NEO-LIBERAL POLICY OFFENSIVES & TASK IN THE TRADE UNION FRONT
01.00  PM
:
LUNCH BREAK
02.00 PM -- CLASS- II    BY
:
DR.S.P.KASHYAP ,
Eminent Scholar,
Retd. Principal, R.B.S. Degree College, Agra
SUBJECT
:
TRADE UNION & SOCIAL ISSUES
04.30 PM -- CLASS - III ----BY
:
COM: K.K.N. KUTTY,
National President , Confederation
SUBJECT
:
7th CPC RECOMMENDATIONS AND OUR TASK
06.00 PM
:
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF CONFEDERATION 
08.30 PM
:
DINNER

25th MAY 2016  WEDNESDAY

09.30 AM -  CLASS - IV ----- BY
:
DR. VENKATESH  ATHREYA,
Renowned Economist
SUBJECT
:
CHOICE BEFORE HUMANITY –
SOCIALISM OR DESTRUCTION
01.00 PM
:
LUNCH BREAK
02.00 PM -- CLASS - V ----- BY
:
COM : M. KRISHNAN,
SECRETARY GENERALCONFEDERATION 
SUBJECT
:
60 YEARS OF CONFEDERATION –  
SAGA OF STRUGGLE,
SACRIFICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
03.30 PM
:
INTERACTION WITH CONFEDERATION LEADERS & CAMP REVIEW
05.00 PM
:
END

To
(1) All Affiliated Organisations of Confederation 
(2) All C-O-Cs
(3) All CHQ Office Bearers of Confederation 
(4) All Women Sub Committee members

Please ensure participation of delegates from each affiliate and C-O-Cs as per quota fixed. 


(M. KRISHNAN)
Secretary General 
Confederation