Friday, September 23, 2016

Minutes of the meeting held at Chennai, TN circle in connection with Cadre Restructuring of Group C Employees

Minutes of the meeting held with the union representatives/ Asst. Directors of the Regions in connection with Cadre Restructuring of Gr.C(PA Cadre)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pension Adalat on June 20

The Department of Posts will conduct regional-level Pension Adalat at the office of the Postmaster General, Central Region, at the Head Post Office complex in Tiruchi at 3 p.m. on June 20.

Only those cases which had been taken up with divisions or units and where the pensioner is not satisfied with the response from the divisional level could be brought to the adalat. No fresh case would be entertained.

Grievances relating to delay or non-settlement of pension benefits in respect of officials retired from the Department of Posts, grievances pertaining to pension and family pension through post offices in respect of retired officials of other departments such as Railway and Telecom will alone be entertained.

Grievances should be sent to S.Sivasankaran, Senior Accounts Officer, Office of the Postmaster General, Central region, Tiruchi-620001 before June 10.

The grievances should be sent only through ordinary or registered post and those sent through private couriers will not be accepted. The covers should be clearly superscribed as Pension Adalat – June 2016, a press release from Suvendu Kumar Swain, Postmaster General, Central Region (Tamil Nadu), Tiruchi, said.

The Hindu

Now, postboxes on rent for 150/year

CHENNAI: To popularise the use of postboxes among IT employees, India Post, in association with Nasscom, will on June 10 launch an 'Own Your Post Box' scheme for 150 per year at the Tidel Park post office.

Postmaster general for Chennai City Region Mervin Alexander said India Post is launching the scheme since many IT companies refuse to accept letters and parcels for their employees. Hundreds of letters and articles sent by speed post to IT companies in are being returned daily as companies do not have the means to distribute the items to staff, he noted.

Postboxes are already available on rent in certain post offices for fully pre-paid unregistered mail, like inland letter cards, post cards, aerogrammes, newspapers and books but there is little awareness about this. The tie-up with Nasscom is expected to increase the number of users.

Nasscom senior director K Purushottam said, "This will enable IT pros to use India Post services effectively."

The scheme will also boost the safety of women employees, said Alexander. "Some postmen are not given any respect by IT companies and return without delivering letters. We urge all employees, especially women, to make use the scheme," he said

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Over 3.2 mn central govt employees to go on strike from 11 July

More than 3.2 million employees of the central government would go on indefinite strike beginning 11 July protesting what they call “retrograde and negative” recommendations of the seventh central pay commission.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) General Secretary M Raghavaiah -- who is also the Chairman of the National Joint Council for Action for all central government employees – said the government’s response to the charter of demands submitted by the trade unions in December 2015 was disappointing and casual.

“Consequently, the organizations of the central government employees – Railways, Defence, Postal, Income Tax, Central Customs & Excise etc – whose number is over 32 lakh, have taken unanimous decision on 3 June 2016 to go on indefinite strike from 11 July 2016,” NFIR said in a statement.

The rail trade union and its affiliate organizations, which represent more than 90 per cent of the railways 1.3 million workers, have also decided to serve strike notice on the General Managers of various railway zones and production units on 9 June in support of the charter of demands.

NFIR was compelled to decide to serve the strike notice, even as it was keen for a negotiated settlement, due to the “procrastination of matters” by the government, NFIR Press Secretary Somnath malik said. He added the pay panel’s recommendations are required to be modified through settlement with employees’ federations in order to maintain industrial relations.

The trade unions’ demands include rejecting all the “retrograde” recommendations of the seventh pay commission; improving minimum wage to Rs 26,000; scrapping the New Pension Scheme; Scrap the recommendations of the Bibek Debroy committee for modernization of Indian Railways; recalling the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) notification of issued in August 2014 in construction, operation and maintenance of railways.

The unions have also demanded the government should scrap all agreements entered into with foreign companies as well as national companies which are detrimental to the interests of railways; scrap the “anti-worker” amendments made in the labour laws; and ensure pay parity in pay structure and promotional scope for all workers in the central ministries.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Enhancement of Financial Powers of Heads of Circles with respect to the items dealt in Estates Division

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Revision/ Amendment in Recruitment Rules for the post of Postal Service Group 'B'

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IP to ASP Promotion orders in Tamilnadu Circle

IP to ASP Promotion orders in Tamilnadu Circle

Hearty congrats to all the promoted officers.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Celebration 2 nd International Day of Yoga on 21.06.2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fresh ownership model to run India Post Payments bank professionally: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad Friday said the government is considering a different ownership structure to “professionally” run the payments bank of the Department of Posts.

The government, which has committed to invest Rs 400 crore in the payment bank of the postal department, is hoping to launch the bank by March 2017 said Prasad. “We propose to have Rs 400 cr investment by the government and the rest by way of equity. It would be a separate architecture from the postal department. The bank will be run professionally,” said Prasad.

The Postal department was one of the 11 entities to be given in-principle approval by the RBI to launch payments banks. However, at least three companies – Cholamandalam, Tech Mahindra and Dilip Shanghvi-Telenor-IDFC – have already said they would be surrendering their licences citing aggressive play by competition.

Prasad said the postal department has begun giving 4,000 hand-held devices to the rural postmen on a pilot basis and will soon be rolling out 1.3 lakh of such machines, which will help them sell third-party products, make e-commerce deliveries, etc. According to him, a major chunk of the department’s over 1.5 lakh post offices are in the hinterlands, which contributes over 60 per cent of the e-commerce players’ catchment area.

Prasad on Friday said over 22,000 post offices have already been connected under the core banking system and the department has also started over 800 ATMs.

Prasad also said that the government’s ambitious Digital India programme is empowering the people across the country. He said the government has been working with a mission of “banking the unbanked, funding the unfunded, securing the unsecured and pensioning the unpensioned”.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dak Adalat - Customer Grievance

The Department of Posts will conduct a regional-level Dak Adalat at 11 a.m. at the Head Post Office here on June 20 when grievances of customers would be heard in person. 

Customers can send their complaints to S.A. Mujeeb Basha, Assistant Director (RPLI and INC), Office of the Post Master General, Central Region, Tiruchi 620 001, on or before June 8. If the complaint is about a postal article, the complaint should contain full details such as date and time of posting, full address of the sender and addressee, registration receipt number with date and office of booking for MO, VP, registered, insured or speed post articles.

 If the complaint is about savings schemes,postal life insurance or rural postal life insurance, it should contain the details of the recovery, account number, name and full address of the depositor/insured, name of the post office and any reference of the Postal Department . 

Only those cases which have already been taken up with the divisions or units but have not been resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant would be taken up at the divisional level. No fresh cases will be entertained. 

Complaints could be sent through ordinary or registered post. Grievances sent through private couriers will not be accepted. The covers should be super scribed as Dak Adalat – June 2011, says J.Charukesi, Postmaster General, Central Region, Tiruchi.
Source : The Hindu

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
Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to the cadre review of Indian Postal Service (IPoS) 
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. 



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.


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.


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


(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
(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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


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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Acceptance of POSB business in case Finacle CBS application is not accessible

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)

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Meeting with GDS Committee Chairman and Secretary at GDS Committee office

Meeting with GDS Committee Chairman and Secretary at GDS Committee office.

A Meeting was held on 25.05.2016 with GDS Committee Chairman Shri Kamalesh Chandra and Secretary Shri T.Q. Ahmed at GDS Committee office to give oral evidence on AIGDSU memorandum. Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, Com. B.V. Rao, Asst. General Secretary and Circle Secretary A.P Circle, Com. Lakhwinder Pal Singh, Treasurer CHQ and Circle Secretary Punjab Circle, Com. Rajendra Prasad Singh, Working President CHQ and Circle Secretary Bihar Circle, Com. C.B. Tiwari, Asst. General Secretary and Circle Secretary U.P. Circle, Com. Dhanya Kanth Borah, Org. Secretary CHQ and Circle Secretary Assam Circle, Com. Vijay Sharma, Circle Secretary, Haryana Circle, Com. Pradeep Singh, Asst. Circle Secretary U.P. Circle participated in the meeting.

At first the delegation of AIGDSU honoured the Chairman and Secretary with flower Boquet. The Secretary welcomed the delegation. After introduction, the committee saw the documentary films made by Com. S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary on GDS system.

Discussion were held from 10-00 A.M to 4-00 P.M. nearly six hours in pleasant atmosphere on each and every point of Memorandum. The General Secretary submitted documentary evidence to support the argument on every item.

The Chairman and the Secretary showed much attention and interest and pleased with the arguments of the representatives response has come from the GDS Committee. We hope that the GDS committee will make the best recommendations for the betterment of GDS and the same assurance was given by the Chairman and The Secretary.

At end the delegation expressed heartfelt thanks to the GDS committee and meeting was ended in friendly manner.



The trade union education camp at Dehradun, Uttarakhand organized by Confederation of Central Government Employee & Workers begins with pump & ceremony. As usual the workshop was started with flag hosting & floral tribute to the Martyr’s. The Confederation flag was hosted by Com. KKN Kutty, President of Central Government Employees & Workers Union New Delhi. After tribute to Martyr’s the camp was inaugurated by the great Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General Central Government Employees & Workers Union among others the Vice President of CITU Uttarakhand grace over the occasion.

In the first half of the 1st session the class was taken by Sri Venkitesh Ramkrishnan, Senior Associate Editor Front Line (THE HINDU) on the subject “The growth New Liberal Communal Combo politics and its implication on Indian working class”.

After lunch break the Eminent Scholar & Principal RBS degree college of agriculture took the class on trade union & social issue. During his deliberation Dr. S.P. Kashyap suggests the Trade Union to take a special attention on social discrimination issue related to Union work policy.

In the 2nd half of the 2nd session the most vital class of the 7th CPC was taken by KKN Kutty Central Government Employees & Workers Union. Com. Kutty explained the retrograde recommendation of 7th CPC and stand of the staff side on the issue.
Around 200 members participated in the work shop. The reception committee under the abled supervision of COC Uttarakhand made all the arrangement of accommodation & fooding. On behalf of the NFPE Puri Division to record our sincere thanks to reception committee for all such arrangement.