Thursday 26 April 2018
Members of the All India Postal Employees’ Union Group-C, Odisha Circle held a demonstration in front of the office of the Chief Postmaster General here on Wednesday pressing for fulfilment of their five-point charter of demands.
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts).
Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards -reg.
Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January,2018 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 1/1/2OL8-E-II (B) dated 15.03.2018, duly endorsed vide this Department's letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 19.03.2018 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/2008-E.ll(B) dated 28.03.2018, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2018. lt has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to !42% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2018.
2. The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.
3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 05 /A/2018/CS dated 24.04.2018.
R L Patel
Assistant Director General (E stt.)
Saturday 21 April 2018
Friday 20 April 2018
20.04.2018 - Some 150 representatives from Posts, international organizations and the private sector gathered at the UPU Global Addressing Forum April 19 to discuss addressing innovations toward better delivery of e-commerce.
19.04.2018 - Opening the plenary session of the Postal Operations Council, the Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Bishar A. Hussein underscored the UN specialized agency’s need to provide modern products targeted at today’s postal sector.
All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to make maximum efforts to make one day Dharna on 25th April 2018 for settlement of long pending demands of P3 sectional issues in front of all CPMG Offices by mobilizing maximum members to participate in Dharna.
R. N. Parashar
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP 'C'
CHQ: 2151/1, D. G. Bhawan, New Patel Road, N. D.- 110008
Ref: P/4-4/Demands Dated – 05.03.2018
Shri. A. N. Nanda,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Undue and arbitrary delay in considering the staff problems pertaining to Group ‘C’
This union is constrained to bring it to your kind notice that despite various correspondences and discussions, there is not even an inch improvement in major problems pertaining to the Group ‘C’ cadre. Even the assured items in the earlier meetings have not been resolved till now.
Many issues raised by this union remain unsettled over years together. The Central Working committee meeting of this union held at Patna on 26.02.2018 & 27.02.2018, after thread bare discussions has resolved to submit the details of pending issues to your kind notice for immediate settlement and in the event of non-settlement, it was decided organize action programme culminating to direct action shortly.
The issues in which there is no settlement or improvement so far are compiled in the form of charter of demands is enclosed along with this letter.
It is pertinent to say that we have been forced to launch programme of action despite the fact that we intend peace and amity purely due to the lethargic and protracted delay in disposal of staff grievances and demands by the Directorate.
It is requested to intervene and settle the problems contained in the Charters to ensure industrial peace and tranquility.
May I seek your response Sir,
With profound regards,
DA: as above
Copy to: -
Director (SR & Legal) for information & N/A
Secretary General, NFPE
Com. J.Ramamurthy, President, CHQ
All CHQ office bearers/Circle secretaries
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. (a) Fill up all vacant posts of PA Cadre
(b) Fill up all vacant posts of HSG-I, HSG-II before implementation of cadre restructuring after giving one time relaxation in recruitment rules.
2. Implement CSI after RICT and after developing proper infrastructure.
3. Stop harassment and victimization under contributory negligence factor, trade union victimization, in the name of implementation of new schemes and to achieve unscientific targets.
4. Stop outsourcing, privatization and contractorization.
5. Declare result of membership verification.
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
1. Lunch hour demonstration on 12th & 13th March 2018.
2. Black Badge wearing on 20th & 21st March 2018 containing demands.
3. Mass Dharna in front of all Chief PMGs offices on 25th April 2018.
4. Indefinite Strike – Date will be announced later with consultation to NFPE.
Thursday 19 April 2018
19.04.2018 - Member countries participating in meetings at the UPU headquarters in Berne yesterday signed a multilateral agreement that will facilitate access to those sending international electronic money transfers through the Post.
Com. R N Dhal, General Secretary, CCGE&W Odisha State CoC and AIPRPA, Odisha State Committee and former Leader, RJCM (Staff Side), Odisha Circle Branch inaugurated the 3rd Day Programme
Com. Bruhaspati Samal, Chairman of the NFPE CoC, Odisha Circle and Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha presided over the Dharana.
Apart from the Divisional and Circle Secretaries, the programme was addressed by Com. Bamadeb Mishra, Convenor of Bhubaneswar City Coordination Committee of Unions and Associations and Joint Secretary All Odisha General Insurance Employees Associations, Com. Jagadish Jena from AOBEFI and Com. Harihar Acharya from BEFI.
Many GDS Comrades from many Dvns attended. Com. Jogesh Ch Sahoo, working President of AIPEU - GDS CHQ attended and addressed along with Com. Nirmal Singh, Circle Secretary AIPEU GDS, Odisha Circle and Com. Here Krushna Sahoo Circle President of AIPEU GDS , Odisha Circle.
Participation was quite satisfactory.
Red Salute to all comrades who attended.
= B SAMAL =
Chairman, NFPE, Odisha State CoC
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Circle Union writes to PMG, Berhampur on violation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 and Directorate guidelines in collection of letters of authorization by SPOs, Aska Division.
No. P3NFPEOdisha / Aska Dn. – 05 / 2018
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 18th April, 2018
The Postmaster General
Berhampur – 760 001
Sub: Violation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 and Directorate guidelines in collection of letters of authorization by SPOs, Aska Division.
We are enclosing here with the copy of letter No. B/G-52/Misc(Vfn)/Ch.V, dated 16.04.2018 issued by SPOs, Aska Division to the Divisional Secretaries of all Unions/Associations of Aska Division with instruction to submit the membership verification form containing the signature of the SPOs, Aska Division which completely violates the CCS(RSA) Rules, 1993.
In this context, we would like to intimate that only during re-verification process conducted in every 5 years by the Department, the Specimen Letter of Authorization containing the signature of the Director (SR & Legal), Dak Bhawan, New Delhi are submitted as per the instruction of the Directorate. There is no such provision for submission of the annual membership verification forms (Letters of Authorization) containing any officer’s signature. Only the proforma Letters of Authorization collected from the new members by the respective Divisional Secretaries are to be submitted every year on or before 30th April.
As clarified vide Directorate letter No. 18/03/2011-SR, dated 28.07.2011 the signature of the Director (SR & Legal), Dak Bhawan has no relevance in regard to letters of authorization which may be used for change of option or for seeking new membership in the month of April every year. All the letters of authorization whether bearing the signature of the Director (SR & Legal) or not applied during the month of April may be considered as per the standing instructions.
In no way, the Divisional Head is empowered to circulate the letter of authorization containing his signature.
As such, circulation of the proforma letter of authorization by the SPOs, Aska Division containing his signature not only violates CCS(RSA) Rules, 1993 and Directorate guidelines issued vide letter No. 18/03/2011-SR, dated 28.07.2011, but a clear encroachment on the power and authority of Director (SR & Legal), Dak Bhawan which is not at all appreciable.
Hence, we would like to request you to kindly guide the SPOs, Aska Division to withdraw the above Letter of Authorization circulated by him immediately allowing the Divisional Secretaries to submit only the proforma Letter of Authorization as per Directorate guidelines issued vide letter No. 18/03/2011-SR, dated 28.07.2011.
The issue may kindly be considered with every priority since only 9 working days are left in April.
Awaiting an early response, Sir.
Attached : As above
Copy for kind information and necessary action to:
1. The Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001.
2. The SPOs, Aska Division, Aska.
3. The Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Aska Division Aska.