Monday, 22 July 2019

Implementation of approved recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Updated List of Holiday Homes

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Lok Sabha passes the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability; 

No question of decreasing autonomy of Information Commissions: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Posted On: 22 JUL 2019 6:51PM by PIB Delhi
Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 today. In this amendment, it is proposed to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 so as to provide that the term of office of, and the salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners and the State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

Participating in the debate on the Bill, Union Minister of Statefor Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability. Following this principle, the Government has encouraged suo motu dissemination of maximum information by Government Departments in order to reduce number of RTIs.

In addition to this, the Minister said that the Government is focussing on grievance redressal through citizen involvement. This has strengthened the underlying principle of RTI and has consistently reduced  the pendency of RTI applications in the last 5 years, the Minister informed the House.

Assuring the members that the Government is not misusing its powers to frame rules regarding State Information Commissions, Shri Singh said that according to the original RTI act of 2005, the power of framing rules in respect of Information Commissions does not fall under the purview of either the Union or the State or the Concurrent lists. Hence, framing rules, even for the State Information Commissions, falls under the Residuary powers of the Union Government, the Minister said.

Replying on the issue of comparison of service conditions of Information Commissions and Election Commissions, Shri Singh said that the Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions are statutory bodies established under the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Therefore, the mandate of Election Commission of India and Central and State Information Commissions are different. Hence, their status and service conditions need to be rationalised accordingly.Further, the Minister said that there has been no change in the section of the original act dealing with the appointment of Information Commissioners. Thus, the question of decreasing autonomy of the Information Commissions doesnot arise, the Minister added.

Dignity and Security of Women Workers

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Dignity and Security of Women Workers

Posted On: 22 JUL 2019 3:55PM by PIB Delhi
Various provisions exist in Labour Acts for securing dignity and security of a woman worker. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 provides for payment of equal remuneration to men and women workers for same work or work of similar nature; The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for minimum wages and The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 ensures timely payment respectively to both male and female workers without any gender discrimination. A number of other protective measures have also been provided in various Labour Laws in order to ensure dignity, security and congenial work environment for a women worker. Such measures include child care centers, time-off for feeding children, enhancement in paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, provisions for mandatory crèche facility in the establishments having 50 or more employees etc.
The Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes namely The Code on Wages; The Code on Industrial Relations; The Code on Social Security & Welfare; and The Code on Occupation Safety, Health and Working Conditions by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the existing Central Labour Laws without any gender discrimination. The Labour Codes envisage extension of minimum wages and timely payment of wages to all 50 Crore workers, provision of appointment letter, provision for annual medical check-up, extension of safety and other welfare provisions are also stipulated for both male & female workers.
This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Forfeiting of candidature on any other choice of GDS posts, whenever a selected candidate joined on the first offered post - reg



Recognition of Service Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 - Declaration of result of verification of the membership



District Philatelic Exhibition at Rourkela concluded successfully.











Circle Union requests Chief PMG, Odisha Circle for enhancement of Financial Assistance from Circle Welfare Fund


Dear Comrades,
    As you know, Sj. Ananta Narayan Nanda, Hon'ble Secretary(Posts) visited Sahidnagar MDG on 20.07.2019 accompanied with Dr. Santosh Kumar Kamila, Hon'ble Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Sj. G. Gurunathan, Hon'ble Director Postal Service, Headquarters Region, Bhubaneswar and Sj. Satyabadi Biswal, Hon'ble SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division for a plantation programme organized by the staff members of Sahidnagar MDG.

   After the programme was over, in an informal discussion with the Hon'ble Secretary, this Circle Secretary proposed the Secretary (Posts) to enhance the quantum of financial assistance to staff members. As suggested by all the officers present including the Chief PMG, we have given the following proposal.

         Let's hope for the best.
= B SAMAL =
Circle Secretary

No. P3NFPE-Odisha/03 - 07/2019
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 21st July, 2019
To
Dr. Santosh Kumar Kamila, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar – 751 001

Sub: Request for enhancement of Financial Assistance from Circle Welfare Fund.

Respected Sir,
          We came to know that Odisha Circle has finalized a list 1741 Departmental Employees and 1568 GDSs for grant of financial assistance at the rate of Rs.4500/- and Rs.5000/- respectively which has been submitted to the Director (Welfare & Sports), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001 for sanction of the estimated amount of Rs.1, 56, 74,500/- by the Directorate for payment to the employees of Odisha Circle affected in the recent cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ on 03.05.2019.

          But considering the quantum loss sustained by the employees on one hand and high inflation in the market price now on the other, the above amounts seem to be too meager.

          Therefore, we would like to request you to kindly reconsider for 100% enhancement of the present amount of Financial Assistance, i.e. Rs.9000/- for Departmental Employees and Rs.10000/- for GDSs.

An early action in the matter is highly solicited.

With regards.
Yours faithfully,

(Bruhaspati Samal)
Circle Secretary

Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty, Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha bereaved.

Smt. Sailabala Mohanty, mother of Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty, Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle and Divisional Secretary, Bhubaneswar expired on 21.07.2019 morning at the age of 82.

Few days back she had been discharged from Kar Clinic, Bhubaneswar since admitted due to an accident and was residing in Bhubaneswar with her eldest son Shri Chitta Ranjan Mohanty Ex-General Secretary, SVNIRTAR Employees Association.  Today (21.07.2019)  morning she predicted that she would die on 21.07.2019 and her body would be cremated in her native village Dhamilo under Balianta, Khurda.

Accordingly, the rituals were completed in the presence of all her husband,  sons (5), daughters, Son-in-laws, daughter-in-laws, grand sons/daughters. 

On behalf of NFPE, Odisha, we convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved family members of Com. Mohanty and pray Lord Jagannath to shower His unending blessings over the bereaved family members to bear with this irreparable loss..

Let the divine soul rest in eternal peace.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Inauguration of Foreign Post Office in Bhubaneswar on 20.07.2019

 Foreign Post Office Bhubaneswar was inaugurated in the premises of Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar on 20.07.2019 by Sri Ananta Narayana Nanda, Hon'ble Secretary, Department of Posts, Govt. of India in presence of Dr. Santoshkumar Kamila, Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Smt Padmagandha Mishra, Director, IR & GB, Dak Bhawan, Shri G. Gurunathan, Director Postal Services( HQ) ,  Shri Sanjay Kumar Mohapatra, SSRM , RMS 'N' Division Cuttack , Shri Santosh Kumar Mohanty and Shri J Sateesh Chandar, Addl. Commissioner and Joint Commissioner, Central Excise,Custom & GST respectively

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Secretary (Posts) visited Sahidnagar MDG on 20.07.2019

Sahidnagar MDG arranged a mini plantation programme  on 20.07.2019 in the kind presence and participation of Sj. Ananta Narayan Nanda, Hon'ble Secretary(Posts), Dr. Santosh Kumar Kamila, Hon'ble Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Sj. G. Gurunathan, Hon'ble Director Postal Service, Headquarters Region, Bhubaneswar, Sj. Satyabadi Biswal, Hon'ble SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division and Sj. Pranab Mishra, ASPOs, Bhubaneswar North Sub Division.

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NOTICE FOR FEDERAL COUNCIL NFPE

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                         e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9718686800/9319917295            website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-1(a)/2019                                                                          Dated: 20th July, 2019
NOTICE

            It is hereby notified under article 10 of Constitution of NFPE that the 11th Federal Council Session of National Federation of Postal Employees will be held at “MANAV SEWA SANGH, VRINDABAN, MATHURA (UP) from 25.11.2019 to 27.11.2019.

            The following shall be the Agenda of the Federal Council:

AGENDA

1.         Confirmation of the proceedings of Xth Federal Council held at Guwahati from 07.09.2016 to 09.09.2016.

2.    (a)   Consideration  and adoption of the Triennial Report on activities  of NFPE.
       (b). Approval of Audited Accounts for the year 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-2019
       (c)  Budget estimates for next three years.

3.         Organizational Review.

(i) (a)   Role of NFPE during last 3 years in building united movement of Postal Employees and Central Government Employees.
    (b)   Organizational position at All India / Circle/Divisional level.
    (c) Declaration of result of Membership Verification & GDS Membership Verification.
(ii)        Review of settlement of Strike Charter of Demands on 8-9 January-2019.
(iii)       Functioning of Postal JCA (NFPE/FNPO).
(iv)       Functioning of affiliated Unions/Associations including GDS, Casual Labourers & Pensioners.
(v)        Functioning of Departmental Council/RJCMs & holding of Periodical Meetings.
           (vi)        Right to Strike and Victimization of Trade Union Activists Office 
            Bearers by administration..

4.         Common demands of CGEs.(Central Government Employees).

(i)         Review of Report of 7th CPC & various Committees particularly Committee on Minimum Wage.
            (ii)        Downsizing, Outsourcing, Contractrization and Privatisation.
            (iii)       Restriction on compassionate appointments.
          (iv)       Ban on creation of Posts and filling up of vacant posts and amendment in recruitment Rules for various categories..
            (v)        New Pension Scheme.
            (vi)       MACP related issues.
           (vii)       Proposed Medical insurance scheme and our stand thereof./ CGHS  related issues
           (viii)     Revision of Bonus Ceiling / OTA/OSA rates and implementation of  Arbitration      awards.
            (ix)       Five Promotions

5.         Policy Offensives against Postal Services and Staff.

(i)       Task Force Committee Report.
(ii)       India Post Payment Bank.      
(iii)     Out sourcing and Downsizing of Postal Services.

6.         Sectional problems.
(a)  Cadre re-structuring in all sections of Department of Posts.
            (b) CBS /CSI , CIS,RICT,MNOP & PNOP..
7.         Implementation of Shri Kamlesh Chandra Committee report for GDS.
8.         Financial Review.
9.         Postal Crusader and other publications.
10.       Amendments to the Constitution.
11.       Policy and programmes Resolutions and other resolutions.
12.       Election of Office Bearers.
13.      Appointment of Auditor.
14.       Venue of next Federal Council.
15.       Any other item with the permission of Chair.
              Vote of Thanks                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                 (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                               Secretary General
Copy to:
1.        The Secretary/DG Department of Posts , Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 with the request to issue instructions for grant of Special Casual Leave to the Federal Councillors and All India Office Bearers of NFPE and General Secretaries.
2.         All Chief Post Master Generals for information and action for grant of Special Casual Leave to the Federal Councillors and All India Office Bearers of NFPE and General Secretaries .
3.         All Office Bearers of NFPE.
4.         All General Secretaries of Affiliated union. / Associations.

Note:   Amendments to the Constitution if any should be sent to Secretary General NFPE at least 30 days before the Federal Council i.e. before 24th October-2019 as per constitutional provisions.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                              (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                                            Secretary General

NOTICE FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIVE NFPE

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                        e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9718686800/9319917295            website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No.PF-01(b)/2019                                                                          Dated: 20th July, 2019

To
            All Office Bearers of NFPE
            All General Secretaries of NFPE Unions.\

NOTICE

It is hereby notified in accordance with Article 12 of the Constitution of NFPE that the meeting of the Federal Executive of National Federation of Postal Employees shall be held at “MANAV SEWA SANGH, VRINDABAN, MATHURA (UP) on 24.11.2019.” for considering the following agenda.:-

AGENDA

1.         Approval of the Notified Agenda to the 11th Federal Council.
2.         Adoption of the Draft Triennial Report on the activities of NFPE.
3.         Approval of the Audited Accounts of the Federation for the period from
2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-2019 and Budget estimates.
4.         Finalization of Amendments if any received by the NFPE to its Constitution.
5..        Any other items with permission of the chair.

                                                                                                     (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                                  Secretary General
Copy to:
1.         The Secretary / DG , Department of Posts, Dak  Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.
2.         All the Office Bearers of NFPE and all General Secretaries.
3.       All Chief Postmaster General:  for information and kind action for grant of             necessary special Casual Lave to the Office Bearers of the Federation and All    the General Secretaries for the duration of the meeting and the journey time     involved.
4.        File.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                          (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                        Secretary General

NFPE CIRCULAR DATED 20.07.2019

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
                Mob: 9718686800/9319917295                 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com


    No.PF-1(e) 2019                                                                        Date: 20th July, 2019
CIRCULAR
To
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions

Comrades,

11th FEDERAL COUNCIL:
11th Federal Council of NFPE will be held at MANAV SEWA SANGH, VRINDABAN, MATHURA (UP) from 25.11.2019 to 27.11.2019.

Previously dates for Federal Council were notified as 20.11.2019 to 22.11.2019 have been changed due to some inevitable reasons.

FEDERAL EXECUTIVE:
Federal Executive of NFPE will be held on 24.11.2019 at “MANAV SEWA SANGH, VRINDABAN, MATHURA (UP) from 4 P.M

All Office Bearers of NFPE & General Secretaries are requested to attend the Federal Executive Committee meeting in time.

AIC OF AIPE UNION GROUP-C :

AIC of AIPE Union Group-C is scheduled to be held at Hyderabad from 20th to 22nd October, 2019.
CWC OF R-III UNION AT NEW DELHI:

Central Working Committee Meeting of R-III Union will be held at New Delhi from 29th to 30th November-2019.

Felicitation of Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & G/S R-III

Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & G/S R-III is going to retire on 30th November-2019 on supernuation

A felicitation will be organized during Federal Council at Vrindraban (Mathura).

Delhi Circle unions have also decided to give felicitation to Com. Giriraj Singh on 30.11.2019 during CWC.
SOLIDARITY SUPPORT TO P-IV DHARNA ON 07TH AUGUST-2019:

All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MTS has decided to launch one day Dharna infront of all CPMG offices on 07th August-2019  for settlement of 10 points Charter of Demands.

We as NFPE appeal to all affiliates of NFPE and entire rank and file to extend full solidarity support to make the Dharna a grand success.

With revolutionary greetings.
                                                                                                                     Yours Comradely,

                                                                                                                    R.N Parashar
                                                                                                                 Secretary General