Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NON-SETTLEMENT OF LONG PENDING DEMANDS.

 POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
NEW DELHI - 110001
No.PF-PJCA-12/2016                                                                               Dated-  17.11.2016
To
            The Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi-110 001
Sub:   Non-settlement of long pending demands.
Sir,
            A meeting of PJCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS & NUGDS was held at NFPE office North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi on 16th November, 2016 under the presidentship of Shri D. Theagarajan Secretary General FNPO. All General Secretaries of both the Federations participated in the meeting. After threadbare discussion the following resolution, programme of action and Charter of Demand was finalized.
RESOLUTION  
            Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA), views with grave concern the totally negative attitude of the Central Government in settling the common demands of the Central Government employees including increase in minimum wage and fitment formula and other modifications sought for by the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) and JCM (NC) staff side.
            This PJCA further notes that in the Postal department also due to the negative attitude of the Government and Postal administration long pending demands are remaining unsettled. None of the 7th CPC related demands of various cadres of Postal department are settled. Regularization of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of all benefits of regular employees on pro-rata basis is still pending. The New Pension Scheme (NPS) has created uncertainty among the employees recruited after 01.01.2004, about their pensionary benefits. Department has unilaterally issued orders for outsourcing booking and delivery of registered, speed post and express parcel post articles and engaging staff on each Sunday & holiday to deliver parcels of e-commerce companies . The task force committee recommendations are not yet dropped, no effective remedial measures are taken to streamline the functioning of CBS/CSI, revision of wages and payment of arrears of casual labourers from 01.01.2006 is still pending in many circles, more than 60000 vacancies in various cadres including promotional posts are remaining unfilled.  Now due to monetization Scheme more difficulties are being faced by the staff due to lack of proper infrastructure and engaging staff beyond duty hours. All the above issues are agitating the minds of the employees for a long time.
            The PJCA after reviewing the situation prevailing in the Postal department came to the unanimous conclusion that to settle the above issues, serious agitational programmes are to be launched. Accordingly the PJCA resolve to implement the following phased programme of action.
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
1.   December-7th-2016      -Mass Demonstration in front of all offices and submission of resolution and Charter of Demands to Minister(C) and Secretary          (Posts).).
2. Submission of Memorandum:           
                                                Submission of Memorandum to Minister by both Secretary                 Generals between 19th to 23 December, 2016 by meeting            personally..
3. PJCA Meeting                 23rd December, 2016 Evening (Further course of action will    be        decided.)
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1.    Settle the demands of various cadres of Postal department relating to 7th CPC recommendations submitted to Secretary, Posts in memorandum dated 08.12.2015.
2.    Implement cadre restructuring in all remaining cadres in the Department of Posts and settle the residual issues arising at implementation stage. Finalize RRs in MMS Cadres.  
3.    Grant Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis.
4.    Revision of wages and payment of arrears from 01.01.2006 to all casual, part-time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors and regularization of services.
5.    Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including promotional posts  and GDS.
6.    Conduct membership verification of Gramin Dak Sevaks and declare the result of the verification already conducted among departmental employees during 2015.
7.    Revision of OTA & OSA and fixation of norms for CRC/Speed post and Parcel in RMS and FMC  for Postman Cadre .
8.    Settle problems arising out of implementation of CSI and CBS.
9.    Grant of upgraded 3050 pay scale to Postmen w.e.f. 1.1.1996 as per Supreme Court Judgment.
10.  Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark condition for MACP and future increments and holding of DPCs timely..
11.  Grant of S D.A. & HCA to the Assam & NE & remove discrimination.
12.  .Problems arisen out of demonetization Scheme and grant additional remuneration of full day salary for Sunday/Holiday and hourly rate for extended duty hours. Provide proper infrastructure including fake currency detector and counting machines. Not to direct the  officials to make  good the loss where fake currency  machines are not provided.
13.  Stop Sunday/Holiday working completely.
14.   Discussion on     Memorandum of AIPSBCOEA.
15.  Declaration of Result of LGO & other LDCEs in remaining Circles.
16.  Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAO Cadre in Postal Accounts.
17.  Repairing and Maintenance of Departmental Buildings.
Yours faithfully
                       
                                                                                               
R. N. PARASHAR                                                                           D. THEAGARAJAN
Secretary General                                                                            Secretary General

      NFPE                                                                                                       FNPO

ABOLITION OF OVERTIME ALLOWANCE IN 7TH PAY COMMISSION: FIN MIN'S STATEMENT IN LOK SABHA.

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 492
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016
Abolition of Overtime Allowance
G. HARI
Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the expenditure on overtime allowance provided to Government employees had increased from Rs.797 crore to Rs.1629 crore during 2012-13 and if so, the details thereof; and
(b) whether the Government is considering to abolish overtime allowance in Government offices and if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE (EXPENDITURE)
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a) Yes Sir. The expenditure of Rs.796.90 crore in 2006-07 was excluding the expenditure on overtime allowance in respect of employees of Union Territories whereas the expenditure of Rs. 1629.02 crore during year 2012-13 is including the expenditure in respect of employees of Union Territories. 
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission has recommended to abolish OTA (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions) and in case the Government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels. Recommendation of the 7th CPC on allowances are yet to be finalised
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INTEREST RATE ON THE LONG TERM SAVING DEPOSITS IN POST OFFICES (Finance Ministry)
            Interest rates on bank deposits are not uniform and vary from bank to bank. Hence, a one-on-one comparison of interest rates may not be possible.
            The interest rates on term deposits are deregulated and they are determined by the banks themselves as per their Board approved policies. In contrast interest rates on Small Savings Schemes are administered interest rates linked to G-Sec rate of comparable maturity.
            The percentage of savings in the savings schemes in Post Office as on 31.03.2016 is 14.84% of the deposits in the savings schemes of PSBs.
            The Government has taken various steps to popularise all the existing schemes by carrying out publicity through print and electronic/Audio Visual media on an all India basis. Jan Dhan Yojana is a scheme of the Government to encourage deposits in banks and promote savings.
            This was stated by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
PIBDSM/KA (Release ID :153841)   (18.11.206)
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SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION ALLOWANCES TO GOVT EMPLOYEES: OFFICIAL ANSWER IN LOK SABHA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 57
ANSWERED ON:  18.11.2016
ALLOWANCES TO GOVT. EMPLOYEES
VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
SUDHEER GUPTA
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has deferred the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations on various allowances, perks and perquisites and referred the matter to a Committee;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the terms of reference and aims and objectives of this move;
(c) whether the Committee has submitted its report to the Government and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons for the delay; and
(d) the timeframe drawn for the Committee to submit its report to the Government and the date from which the allowances including house rent, education and transport allowances are likely to be made effective?
ANSWER
FINANCE MINISTER (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
A Statement is laid on the Table of the House
            Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 57 for 18.11.2016 by Shri S. R. Vijayakumar and Shri Sudheer Gupta on Allowances to Government Employees
(a) & (b): In view of the number of representations received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government has set up a Committee to examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the recommendations of the Commission on various allowances and, having regard to the representations made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the Commission are warranted and, if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will continue to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure. The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016, is to submit its report within four months.
(c) & (d): The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report. On submission of the Report, the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter.

Instruction to Banks for Advance Salary to Central Government Employees

 Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
Block-E, G.P.O. Complex, I.N.A., New Delhi-110023
Ph:No.011-24665337-40/Fax No.011-24627678
No.S-11012/1(6)/Banks/2016-17/RBD/1815-47
Dated: 18.11.2016
To
Shri P.Vijaya Kumar,
Chief General Manager,
Reserve Bank of India
Department of Currency Management,
Central Office, 4th Floor, Amar Building,
Sr.P.M.Road, P.B.No.1379,
MUMBAI – 400001
FAX NO:022-22662442
Sir,
This is with reference to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.25(30)/E.Coord/2016, dated 17th November 2016 regarding release of Part Salary in advance amounting to Rs.10000/- form the salary for the month of November 2016 in the form of Cash Pay-out to all Non Gazetted Employees of Central Government. Also refer your office letter dated 11.11.2016 which mentions that Government Departments may be allowed to draw cash beyond the stipulated limit of Rs.10,000/- in exceptional cases only on production of evidence justifying their cash requirements in writing.
Necessary instructions may please be issued immediately to all the banks in view of the Ministry of Finance OM dated 17.11.2016 referred above to enable Govt. offices to release advance salary as per above mentioned OM.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.Shakuntla)
                                                                                         Joint Controller General of Accounts

Friday, November 4, 2016

MEETING WITH SECRETARY (POSTS)


          Shri Umasankar Chakraborty, General Secretary AIPAOEU (NFPE) along with Com. Giriraj Singh , President NFPE & General Secretary R-III ,Com. K. Ramachandram , Ex. President  AIPAOEU & Com. N. Jagdish Federal Councilor of Administrative Union met with Secretary Department of Posts on 02nd  November ,2016 and discussed the various issues relating to Implementation of GDS Committee report, Re-fixation of pay of the Ex. Servicemen officials, Cadre Structuring for  the Postal Administrative staff   and Posting of full time  Director  in O/o the DPLI, Kolkata. The discussion was very constructive