Thursday, April 16, 2015

COPY OF D.A. ORDER ISSUED BY CHIEF PMG, TN


NEWS LETTER FROM OUR GENERAL SECRETARY ON ISSUES


Today (15.04.2015) Com. R.N.Parashar Secretary General NFPE & Com.N.Subramanian General Secretary AIPEU Gr C have visited the Directorate and met various officers.

Shri Ashutosh Tripathi, Member (Personnel) was apprised to revoke the transfer orders issued  in the name of “INTEREST OF SERVICE”to  our P3 Circle Secretary Karnataka circle. He assured  us to do the needful.

Shri. T. Murthy Member (Operations) was met on courtesy call. He sought cooperation of the unions for best results. We reciprocated the same.

Cadre Restructuring proposal is now said to be cleared by Member (P) and waiting for green signal of JS& FA. Member (P) and DDG (Estt) have assured for early forwarding to DoPT, probably within a fortnight.

DDG (Personnel) was briefed about Postmaster Cadre issues, PS Group B Quota & Problems in LSG Promotion especially in Tamilnadu Circle. Due to his busy  schedule, he advised us to meet again next day. We have a plan to meet him on Monday ( 20.04.2015)

DDG (R&P) was elucidated the issue of ASSAM Circle Inspector,Posts  Departmental Quota vacancies. He assured to rectify the mistakes if any.

It is revealed by the DE Section that LGO LDCE Result and IP LDCE Result are getting delayed due to plenty of representations against Answer Keys.  

AMENDMENT TO RULE 3 C OF CCS CONDUCT RULES, 1964

In the Central Civil Services (Conduct), Rules, 1964, for rule 3C, the following rule shall be 'substituted, namely :-

`3C. Prohibition of sexual harassment of working women, - (1) No Government servant shall indulge in any act of sexual harassment of any woman at any work place.
(2) Every Government servant who is incharge of a work place shaii take appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment to any woman at the work place.
Explanation. - (I) For the purpose of this rule, -

(a) "sexual harassment" includes any one or more of the following acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication) namely : -

(i) physical contact and advances; or
(ii) a demand or request for sexual favours; or
(iii) making sexually coloured remarks; or
(iv) showing pornography; or
(vi) any other unwelcome physical, verbal, non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.

(b) the following circumstances, among other circumstances, if it occurs or is present in relation to or connected with any act or behaviour of sexual harassment may amount to sexual harassment : -
(I) implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in employment; or
(ii) implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in employment; or
(iii) implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status; or
(iv) interference with her work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment for her; or
(v) humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety.

(c)"workplace" includes,-

(i) any department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the Central Government;
(ii) hospitals or nursing homes;
(iii) any 'sports institute, stadium, sports complex or competition or games venue, whether residential or not used for training, sports or other activities relating thereto;
(iv) any place visited by the employee arising out of or during the course of employment including transportation provided by the employer for undertaking such journey;
(v) a dwelling place or a house.'. 
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AMENDMENT TO RULE 11 OF CCS (CCA) RULES, 1965:-

In the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, in rule 11, in the Explanation, after item (viii), the following item Shall be inserted namely :-

"(ix) any compensation awarded on the recommendation of the Complaints Committee referred to in the proviso to sub-rule (2) of rule 14 and established in the Department of the Government of India for inquiring into any complaint of sexual harassment within the meaning of rule .3 C of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.". 

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act-2013-Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year

 Department of Personnel & Training  OM No. 11013/3/2014-Estt.(A) dated 17/02/2015 

All Government Servants have been advised that: 

(i) The annual Immovable Property Return (IPR), as on 31.12.2014, under the existing CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 is required to be filed on or before 31.01.2015; 

(ii) The first return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (as on 01.08.2014) should be filed on or before 30.04.2015; and 

(iii) The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, for the year ending 31.03.2015, should be filed on or before 31.07.2015.  

In this regard it has been directed that all preparatory steps for the purpose of filing returns under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, be put in place. An online system for filling the annual declarations of assets and liabilities by the public servants, as in PRISM (Property Related Information System) for IAS officers developed by NIC, may be adopted.  

Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 - Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995)

Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 – Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995,)-regarding

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L), dated 25.2.2015

Subject: Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 – Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act 1995)-regarding

The Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 were amended vide the Department of Personnel and Training Notification No.13026/1/2002-Estt(L) dated the 15/16th January, 2004 consequent to the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act 1995) which came into force from 7th February, 1996.


2. Section 47 of the PWD Act, 1995 provides that services of no employee can be terminated nor can he be reduced in rank in case the employee has acquired a disability during his service. The first proviso to the Section 47 lays down that if such an employee is not suitable for the post he was holding, he could be shifted to some other post. However, his pay and service benefits would be protected. The second proviso provides that if it is not possible to adjust such an employee against any post, he would be kept on a supernumerary post until a suitable post is available or he attains the age of superannuation, whichever is earlier. Further, the Clause (2) of Section 47 provides that no promotion shall be denied to a person merely on ground of his disability. In Kunal Singh v. Union of India, [2003] 4 SCC 524, Hon’ble Supreme Court has observed that the very frame and contents of Section 47 of the PWD Act, 1995 clearly indicate its mandatory nature.

3. The issues relating to leave or absence of Government servants who have acquired a disability while in service are required to be dealt with in the light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The case of a disabled government servant who is declared fit to resume duty but who may not able to perform the duties of the post he was holding earlier may be dealt with as per the first proviso to Section 47 of the PWD Act, 1995. The second proviso shall apply if it is not possible to adjust him against any existing post. In all such cases, the Government servant so adjusted shall be entitled to the pay scale and other service benefits attached to the post he was holding.

4. A disabled Government servant who is not fit to return to duty shall be adjusted as per second proviso to the Section 47 mentioned above, until he is declared fit to resume duty or attains the age of superannuation whichever is earlier, with the same pay scale and service benefits. On being declared fit for resuming duty, the Government servant who is not fit for the post he is holding, may be adjusted as per the first proviso to Section 47.

5. Leave applied on medical certificate in connection with disability should not be refused or revoked without reference to a Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. The ceiling on maximum permissible leave laid down in Rule 12 may not be applied to leave on medical certificate applied in connection with the disability. Any leave debited for the period after a Government servant is declared incapacitated shall be remitted back into his/her leave account.

6. For a government servant who is unable to submit an application or medical certificate on account of disability, an application/medical certificate submitted by a family member may be accepted. The provisions relating to examination of disabled Government servants and the Medical Authorities competent to issue such certificates are also being amended.

7. Necessary amendments to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 are being notified separately.

Source : www.persmin.gov.in

Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 - Clarification by DOPT


No. 1 3026/3/2012-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 09.03.2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 — Clarification Reg.

        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Notification No. 21/2/75-Estt.(D) dated 11.11.1975 reclassifying the posts under the Central Government as Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ & . ‘D’ in place of Class ‘I’, ‘II’, ‘III’ & ‘IV’ and to state that wherever the old nomenclature of Class ‘I’, ‘II’, ‘III’ & ‘IV’ are mentioned in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the same may be read as Group ‘A, ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’,-respectively.

(Mukul Ratra)
Director
Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 27th March, 2015

GSR 229(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to artical 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979; namely:

1. (1) These rules maybe called the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979,—
(i) In rule 4, for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(4) For appointment to posts under the Central Governinent on the results of a competitive examination or interview or both open to Government servants and others, the Central Government employees and permanent or provisionally permanent State Government employees:shall be entitled to joining time under these rules, if such Government servants opt for having their past service in the Central Government or State Govermtent counted for all purposes in the Central Government”

(ii) In rule 5, in sub-rule (4), for the existing Note, the following Notes shall be substituted, namely—

Note 1: Distance means actual distance travelled and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat &hill regions.

Note 2: In case of transfer of a Government servant to or from-North Eastern Region, including Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh, two days additional time shall be admissible over and above the normal joining time reckoned on the basis of actual distance between their old and new place of posting”;

(iii) In rule 6, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(1) The period of unutilized joining time shall be regulated in terms of the provisions of sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of -sub-rule (1) of rule 26 of the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972″;

(iv) after rule 7, the following Notes shall be inserted, namely:—

Note 1: The sanction of the admissible joining time shall be accorded by the competent authority exercising the administrative control over the Government servant proceeding on transfer.

Note 2: The joining time pay shall be paid for by the new administrative authority where such Government servant joins on transfer”.

[F. No. 19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL)]
MAMTA KUNDRA, Jt. Secy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

D.A. ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS


CIRCULAR FROM GENERAL SECRETARY, CHQ DT. 15.4.2015

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ‘C’

CIRCULAR
Dated – 15.04.2015
To,

All CHQ office bearers/Circle Secretaries
All Mahila Committee Members
All Divisional/Branch Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

You might have started to mobilize the cadres by organizing meetings, issuing notices, circulars, mass contacts, visits to make them aware of 6th May 2015 PJCA strike. 26 Charter of demands of PJCA have been published in our website and also enclosed herewith for wide publicity among the staff. It is not suffice to do mere circulation of Charter of demands, but at ground level, our cadres will conduct as many meeting as they can to propagate the necessity and importance of ensuing strike. Eventhough we agreed for some of the replies on the 40 Charter of demands put up earlier, the remaining 26 demands now emerged are more important that we have to take forward.

The demands on GDS issues, Task force committee recommendations and Cadre restructuring implementations are vital and important to be conveyed up to root level.

All the Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers are requested to motivate the cadres/staff by all available means and make the strike a great success. Circulars in Regional languages will be issued by Circle & Divisional/Branch unions and a copy of the same may please be sent to CHQ.

Feedback reports are needed by the CHQ in its mail aipeugrc@gmail.com about the campaign programmes of all sorts.

Make the strike success, You can.

With agitational greetings,

DA: as above

Comradely yours,


(N. Subramanian)
General Secretary

NPS: Govt employees may get to choose their fund managers

NEW DELHI, APRIL 13: 

Pension regulator PFRDA may allow Central and state government employees the flexibility to choose their own fund managers for managing their corpus in the National Pension System (NPS).

Such a move will bring these government employees on a par with the private individual subscribers, who already enjoy the facility to choose their fund managers.

"The plan to provide choice to government employees for deciding their fund managers is consistent with the design of the NPS architecture as a subscriber-centric model," R.V. Verma, PFRDA Member, told BusinessLine.

As on date, over 70 per cent of the NPS corpus of ₹82,000 crore comprises contributions from Central and State government employees.

Currently, it is the Centre or the state government that chooses the fund manager for the NPS contributions.

Empowering the subscriber to choose the fund manager will allow these government employees the option to take risk and maximise pension, according to Verma.

The facility of switching from one fund manager to another is also proposed to be provided, he said, adding that this will ensure that pension fund managers do not become complacent.

Verma also said the plan to provide choice to government employees is also in line with the Bajpai panel’s recommendations to widen the choice for NPS subscribers — whether it be in the case of fund managers or the basket of instruments in which funds can be parked.

"The existing system (of government deciding the fund managers) will continue. We are only going to add choice to the government employees who are NPS subscribers," Verma said.

In 2004, the Centre moved away from the defined benefit pension system to a defined contribution pension system.

All new entrants into Government service after January 1, 2004, had to mandatorily go in for the defined contribution pension system.


Currently, the Centre and 27 States have adopted NPS. The private sector corpus in NPS is only around ₹5,000 crore.

PRESENT POSITION OF LGO TO P.A. EXAM AND IP EXAM RESULTS



The result for LDCE of LGO is being delayed due to plenty of representations disputing ANSWER KEYS. Active process by expert team is going on at one PTC. On finalization of Answer Keys the RESULT will be published.

In respect of LDCE of IP , the result is  expected shortly as the process is said to be in final stage.

grant in aid to Recreations clubs - Revised rates


In the honour of the Father of Indian Constitution..........


NEW POST OFFICE OPENED AT RAM NAGAR, MADIPAKKAM IN CHENNAI CITY SOUTH DIVISION


FIRST POST SHOPPE OPENED IN TAMILNADU CIRCLE ON 01.04.2015 AT CHENNAI GPO


NEW HOLIDAY HOME STARTED AT PONDICHERY W.E.F. 01.04.2015


Friday, April 10, 2015

D.A. ORDER RELEASED BY FINANCE MINISTRY TODAY


VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION OF SERVICE ASSOCIATION - LAST DATE EXTENDED

கோட்ட/ கிளைச் செயலர்கள் கவனத்திற்கு !
அவசரம் ! அவசியம் !
உறுப்பினர் சரிபார்ப்பு  விண்ணப்பம் பெற காலக் கெடு நீட்டிப்பு !
உத்திரவு நகல் கீழே  பார்க்கவும் !

எனவே இந்த ஆண்டு புதிய உறுப்பினர் சேர்க்கை, விடுபட்டுப் போன உறுப்பினர் சேர்க்கை  மற்றும் மாற்று சங்கங்களில் இருந்து  நமது சங்கத்திற்கு மாறி வருபவர்களை சேர்ப்பது  
போன்ற பணிகளை  உடனே  மேற்கொள்ளவும். 

 உறுப்பினர் சேர்க்கைக்கான பழைய படிவத்தில்  கையெழுத்து பெறவும் !   RSA  விதிகளின்படி   கையெழுத்து பெற்ற  படிவங்களை இணைத்து உரிய பட்டியலுடன்   30.04.2015 க்குள் கோட்ட அலுவலகத்தில் ஒப்படைத்து  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  பெறவும் !

மறந்து விடாதீர்கள் ! 
மறந்தும் இருந்து விடாதீர்கள் !
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NOTE: FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION OF ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES/CIRCLE SECRETARIES/DIVISIONAL AND BRANCH SECRETARIES OF ALL NFPE AFFILIATED UNIONS.

            As the date of obtaining applications from applicants all India Unions has been extended up 30th April 2015 by the Department of Posts . It has come to our notice that some external disruptive forces who do not believe in democratic process and in principles of Trade Union Movement want to create some obstacles in membership verification process.

             Therefore all of you are advised to get the modification/change/new enrollment of new entrants   and non-members done on existing letter of authorization up to 30th April, 2015.
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TN CIRCLE UNION CONVEYS ITS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY


OBITUARY/SAD NEWS

       Elder Sister of Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of C.G.E. & W & Ex. Secretary General National Federation of Postal Employees  expired yesterday ( 09.04.2015) at Kasaragod,  Kerala.

      TN P3 CIRCLE UNION AND NFPE COC TN convey heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

DTE ISSUED ORDER DECLARING 14TH APRIL 2015 AS CLOSED HOLIDAY ON THE EVE OF AMBEDKAR JAYANTHI


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Results of Postman/Mail Guard Direct Recruitment Examination held on 28/12/2014, in Tamilnadu Postal Circle

Government may link return on small savings to government bond rates

In what could be the biggest structural reform in the Indian financial sector, the Reserve Bank of India will persuade the government to link interest rates on postal and small saving deposit schemes to the market rates on government securities, addressing a longstanding complaint of banks that their hands are tied because of unfair rules.

Banks have been reluctant to lower interest rates beyond a threshold, citing administered rates on small savings as a spoilsport. Data shows that savings tend to move away from the banking system to small savings when interest rates are low. This was amply evident between 2004 and 2007 when interest rates were softening.

"There are structural constraints that we have to consider like small savings," 
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday told the media after the central bank's monetary policy review.

The government may try to lift this barrier for interest movement by linking the returns on small savings to the yield on government securities. "We have to make sure that small savings rates don't stand in the way of banks reducing rates. And the government has said that it would tie it to g-sec rates," Rajan said.

Following the deregulation of interest rates in 1997, administered interest rates on small savings were lowered from 2000 onwards progressively from 12% to 8% by the then NDA government which helped it lower borrowing costs in the process.

The attraction of these schemes was marginally impacted as the agency commissions through which these schemes were operated were lowered. This was a cheaper source of funds for states that were lent through the Centre at the time. But now states can raise cheaper funds on their own from the market.

Small savings corpus appears insignificant in comparison with bank deposits, but it is still perceived to be a safer avenue than bank deposits, especially in smaller cities and towns. The corpus, including liquid postal deposits and National Savings certificates among others, is about Rs 6 lakh crore. Of this, about Rs 4 lakh crore worth of postal deposits compete with Rs 86 lakh crore of bank deposits. However, direct competition is only from about 30-40% of bank deposits, which come from households and contribute to national savings.

Linking the returns on government bond yields may help government raise cheap funds, but it could impact national savings as well. RBI, in its latest financial stability report in December 2014, expressed concerns on declining savings. It said that the gross domestic savings rate declined to 30.1% in 2012-13, the lowest in the past nine years. This reduction is explained to a large extent by the fall in households' financial saving rate amid shifting preferences towards physical assets and valuables. "Revival in investment activity needs to be supported by an increase in financial savings," the report said.


Source:-The Economic Times

LTC CLAIM - SOME IMPORTANT GUIDELINES TO BE OBSERVED



India Post SMS Service about delivery of premium products



India Post SMS Service gives instant information about the delivery of article. Provide the MOBILE NUMBER of SENDER and RECEIVER at the time of booking of Speed Post, Express / Business Parcel, eMoney Order (eMO), etc. to get the delivery information via SMS.

Insurance of Value Payable Articles : Gazette Notificaiton

Amendment in Indian Post Office Rules, 1933 : Gazette Notification, Transmission of Articles by Post

Revised procedure for booking and processing of International parcels and EMS Merchandise.

INCOME TAX - SUBMISSION OF FORM 15 G FOR EXEMPTION OF TDS

Getting a tax refund is a cumbersome task. Moreover, the I-T department is famous for delays and the wait sometimes is frustrating. That is why you are advised to plan your taxes at the beginning of the year--to avoid over payment and escape the refund process.

Two basic steps: submitting investment declaration with your employer on time and filling form 15G and 15H will save you from half the hassles. Investment declaration is more or less a straightforward exercise. However, you cannot randomly submit these two forms. There are rules and conditions you should be aware of.

According to the tax rules, if your interest income exceeds Rs 10,000 in a year, the bank should deduct a 10% tax at source, or TDS. If you do not furnish your PAN details, the TDS rate will be higher at 20%. However, you can submit a declaration Form 15G and 15H to avoid TDS on interest income. While Form 15G is for individuals below 60 years, HUFs and trusts, Form 15H is for individuals above 60 years of age.

Also, the above declaration can be submitted only by a person who is an Indian resident. So, NRIs cannot avail TDS exemptions. The rules, however, are not so simple and you need to know the intricacies of the law as the repercussion of wrong filing is stiff.

A false or wrong declaration in Form 15G attracts penalty under Section 277 of the Income Tax Act. "Prosecution includes imprisonment which may range from three months to two years along with fine. The term can be extended up to seven years and with fine, where tax sought to be evaded exceeds '25 lakh,' says Sudhir Kaushik, CA and CFO, Taxspanner.

Here are the points to check before you file for an exemption on TDS to avoid penalty.

Eligibility Criteria: The basic two conditions for filing 15G are -one, the final tax on his estimated total income computed as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act should be nil; and two, the aggregate of the interest (excluding interest earned on securities) received during the financial year should not exceed the basic exemption slab which is Rs 2.5 lakh. If these criteria are met, you may submit Form 15G and the entire interest income would be credited without any tax cut.

An important thing to note here is that you need to meet both the criteria. Meaning, even if the interest income is less than the basic exemption allowed during that financial year, if your if your total tax liability is not nil, you will not be eligible for Form 15G. The reverse is also true.

Say, your income is Rs 4 lakh, of which Rs 3 lakh is earned as interest from bank. You might invest Rs 1.5 lakh in PPF and be out of the tax net but you are not eligible for Form 15G as, though your tax liability is zero, the interest income is higher than the basic exemption. In such a situation, you have no choice but to take the refund route.


Form 15H can be only filed by individuals above 60 years of age or someone who or completes 60 years during the financial year. This form imposes only the first condition, that is, the final tax on the investor's estimated total income should be nil. So, if you are above 60, your taxable income for the financial year can be up to Rs 3 lakh for you to be eligible for 15H.For super senior citizens above 80 years, this limit is Rs 5 lakh.

Reverse Gear: If you are eligible, remember, the forms should be submitted at the beginning of the year so as to avoid a situation where the bank has already deducted the tax. Also, fresh forms are required to be filed each year as your income may differ from year to year. But what if your income estimate changes in the middle of the financial year after you submit the forms?

Say, at the beginning of the year your only income was `2 lakh interest earned from fixed deposits. Therefore, you submitted the form. During the financial year your income increased and now your estimated income is `5 lakh post deductions. Here, you will have to submit a simple 15 G withdrawal application to the bank mentioning the correct particulars and reason of change in the same.

"The bank should not have any issue in accepting a change in TDS deductions. In case the bank has some issue in accepting the withdrawal then you should deposit your additional tax liability by way of advance tax to ensure your tax compliance thus avoiding penalty," says Kaushik. Also, they have to be sub mitted at every bank branch where you have a deposit and had filed 15G.

Source : The Economic Times

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GENERAL SECRETARY’ DESK

Dear Comrades,

All of you may know the important occurrences happened right from the start for this year 2015 and the events that will happen in the coming after period on viewing our website aipeup3chq.blogspot.com or on reading our magazine Dak Jagriti and circulars.

However through this communiqué, CHQ takes the privilege to remind some important affairs for the recollection and planning for the programmes of action.

1.      Our 30th All India Conference @ Lucknow
The 30th AIC of AIPEU Group ‘C’ is notified for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, June 2015 at Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Vishva Vidyalaya Lucknow (UP). Several leaders of various unions and from political arena and top bureaucrats of our department are likely to attend to grace the AIC as a colourful symposium.

Apart from such leaders, the delegates and visitors from the nook and corner of our country have to register their participation in this great event in which the deliberation, discussion and finally the decision, all for the welfare of our workers especially to postal employees and in particular to our Postal Group ‘C’.

The notice for 30th AIC and CWC have been published in our website recently. All are requested to go through the agenda and be ready for sharp discussion in the AIC with great enthusiasm.

Please make your travel plan prudently and book tickets well in advance to avoid last minute disappointment. All other information regarding stayal, food, contact person, etc. will be communicated by the Receiption Committee and in turn through CHQ Website.

2.      Oral evidence with 7th CPC
On 25.03.2015, all the General Secretaries led by Secretary General, NFPE on the invitation of the 7th CPC met the chairman, 7th CPC and his team at Chatrapathi Shivaji Bhawan, New Delhi. On behalf of P3 CHQ, we effectively presented our cases regarding justification of higher pay scale for PAs, Postmaster Cadre, LSG, HSG-II, HSG I, Issues of PO & RMS Accountants, relevance of creation of system administrator cadre, Care taking allowance to SPMs/PMs are the important things among others.

It is evident that our memorandum to 7th CPC contained all our demands of every cadre and will be taken cognizance by the 7th CPC. The oral evidence before the 7th CPC is a chance to us for reiterating many of our demands in person.

3.      Membership verification process: -
The verification of membership for recognition of service Association under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 is started now by the department. All the affiliates of NFPE including our AIPEU Group ‘C’ have applied for participating in the check off system. Shortly, the department will announce for enrollment of membership to the associations to be empanelled. All our divisional/Branch Secretaries will start the drive to get membership application in the form prescribed by the department from every existing members and forth coming members including new entrants.

The CHQ will issue guide lines and strategies on receipt of new panel of associations released by the department. Our target is to be aimed tall for distinction of past figures. Be ready to win the match and start the net practice right now by motivate our ranks and files and create awareness. Till such time of arrival of new form for enrolment of membership under check off system process to be ordered by the department, the existing procedure of enrolment will be done till 30th April 2015. All Divisional/Branch Secretaries are needed to engage themselves for enrollment of new members now also. This year, we have to do the work twice.

4.      Postal JCA – Marching in its struggle path.
As decided by the PJCA comprising NFPE & FNPO federations inclusive of GDS unions of AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS to achieve 40 Charter of Demands the following programme of actions have been completed in a successful manner.

(a)   Submission of memorandum to government and to department on 28.08.2014 with mass demonstration in front all offices all over the country.
(b)   Mass Dharna in front of all Postal/RMS divisional offices on 24.09.2014.
(c)    Five days relay Dharna in front all circle/Regional offices from 27.10.2014 to 31.10.2014.
(d)   Massive Parliamentary mach at Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 4th December 2014 in which 15000 Postal employees from all part of the country have participated.

The department had earlier replied for PJCA’s Charter of demands. Subsequently, due to mounting pressure DOP came formward for talks on 05.02.2015 on all our 40 Charter of Demands. PJCA leaders have taken their best efforts on all the 40 Charter of demands especially on “Discussion on the recommendations of the Task force and “Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks in the terms of reference 7th CPC”.

In the back drop of above developments, PJCA meeting was convened on 24.03.2015 to discuss the next course of action and review the minutes of the meeting with Department held on 05.02.2015. The following are the important decisions taken in the meeting.

1.     Disagreement was recorded on items No. 1,2,11,12,13,14,15,16,21, 25,27, 30, 31,33,34, 35,36,37, and 40 of PJCA Strike Charter of demand as the progress is not being noticed on all these items. Secretary (P) will be addressed to settle these issues as per the assurance given in meeting on 05.02.2015.
2.     Due to some unavoidable circumstances the date of Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi by All India leaders of both Federations is rescheduled as 29th April-2015 instead of 15th April.
3,     Notice for Indefinite Strike to be organized from 06th May 2015 will be served to the Secretary, Department of Posts, New Delhi on 06th April-2015. All Circle /Divisional and Branch Secretaries will also submit Strike Notice at all levels by organizing demonstrations in front of all important offices.
4     Campaign programme by All India Leaders of both the Federations and affiliated unions has been finalized and it will be completed between 05th April to 15th April, 2015 to mobilize entire rank and file. All concerned  will fix the dates in consultation with Circle  leadership and conduct the programme to mobilize  maximum employees to participate in Parliament March to be conducted on 28th April 2015 under banner of National Council  JCM and to make them ready for the Indefinite  strike  from 06th May 2015 onwards .

Let we make the indefinite strike a thundering success.

5.      Parliament March by National Council staff side organizations.
The staff side organistaion of NC JCM have decided to conduct Parliament March in Delhi on 28.04.2015 insisting 10 points Charter of demands. It is expected the strike date to be announced by the NC JCM leaders on the eve of Parliament march.

As our federation is part and parcel along with Railway, Defence and other Central government Organisations, we are duty bound to attend the Parliament March enmasse. All the circles are requested to represent in the same quantum as like our earlier PJCA Parliament March.

Let we make the Parliament March, a great success by joining hands with Railways & Defence as guided by Confederation of C. G. Employees & workers.

6.      Other events/News
(a)   The 3rd AIC of AIPSBCOEA at Thekkadi (Kerala) on 14 & 15.03.2015. Com. S. P. Kulkarni PA (SBCO) Kolhapur HO (Maharashtra) & Com. Virendra Tewary PA (SBCO) Lucknow Chowk HPO (Uttar Pradesh) have been elected as president and General Secretary.
(b)   Tamilnadu NFPE unions have went on strike for one day on 26.03.2015 through out Tamilnadu Circle.
(c)    Our CHQ monthly Journal “Dak Jagriti” is being published from Feb 2015 in the same pattern and stuff of earlier “Bhartiya Post”.
(d)   Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General confederation of C. G. employees of workers & Com. M. Raja have been nominated as members of standing committee NC JCM staff side. The voice of the confederation shall be high and more of our demands will have a place in that highest forum.

7.      Quota to CHQ
It is reiterated to ensure the remittance of due quota of 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2015 to CHQ before 30th April 2015 if not already sent. As our 30th AIC is scheduled for June first week, to prepare CHQ Accounts with in time, all concerned are requested to send their dues as early as possible before 30th April 2015. As the AIC work is going on in full swing at CHQ, it is not possible for CHQ to issue notice to all defaulters, the Circle secretaries may please pull up all divisional/Branch secretaries to remit their dues to CHQ within the stipulated time.

CONCLUSION
It is pertinent to mention here, as a vibrant organisation our CHQ is continuously taking every information to the tail end through it magazine, circulars and website & emails. You may be aware that all the available orders, not only pertaining to Department of Posts, also of other Ministries find a place and published in our website as soon as it is released. It is needless to emphasis our members to make use of it and be get informed. You are at the liberty to send all the information/problems to CHQ preferably through e-mails to aipeugrc@gmail.com.

Thank you Comrades.


(N. Subramanian)
General Secretary