Sunday, May 30, 2010

பணிஓய்வுப் பாராட்டு!

Com. P.SANTHANAM, 9444073850 Divisional Secretary, AIPEU Gr. 'C' Tambaram Division and Com. N.SARVESWARAN, 9894627888 President (Elect), AIPEU Gr. 'C' Thanjavur Division are retiring from departmental service on 31.05.2010 A/N.  Our Circle Union thanking for their service rendered & wishing them for a happy retired life.

Circle Secretary

Thursday, May 27, 2010

பணிஓய்வுப் பாராட்டுவிழா

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our Senior Leaders Com. P.SANTHANAM, Secretary, AIPEU Gr. 'C' Tambaram Division Com. N.SARVESWARAN, (Asst.Postmaster) President, AIPEU Gr. 'C' Thanjavur Division are retiring from departmental service on 31.05.2010 A/N.  Felicitation of Com. P.Santhanam  at 6.30 PM on 31.5.2010 in Railway Institute, Tambaram East. Our Circle Union felicitates their selfless trade union service and sacrifices made for common cause. We convey our Best Wishes for longivity and prosperity in their retired life.

Circle Secretary


MACP related anomalies have been discussed in the first meeting of the Joint Committee Constituted by the National Anomaly Committee on 25/05/2010

Dear Comrades,

Though there are more than 30 items of anomalies submitted by the Staff Side to the consideration of the Joint Committee set up by the National Anomaly Committee to go into the MACP related anomalies, only around 8 items could be discussed in the first meeting held on 25.05.2010. Comrades Umraomal Purohit; Juman Singh; S. K. Vyas and C. Sreekumar [Staff Side Members] attended the meeting chaired by the Joint Secretary Establishment DOPT.

1. Item No:1:Provide Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP.

Staff Side pressed for placement in the Grade Pay of the Promotional Post instead of next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It was insisted because the career progression only means the promotion in the hierarchy and not to a Grade Pay which is not present in the hierarchy of the respective department.

The Staff Side also gave an alternative that first two MACPs after 10 and 20 years should be to the next promotional post as per the hierarchy of respective department as under the erstwhile ACP scheme and thereafter the third MACP in the next Grade Pay of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. Item No:2: Date of Effect.

It was demanded that MACP scheme may be introduced with effect from 1.1.2006. A scheme which has been recommended by the 6th CPC will be not available to those employees who have opted for revised pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.2006 but had retired or died before 1.9.2008, which is very anomalous.

3. Item No:3: Option for earlier ACP Scheme.

Staff Side pointed out that the benefit which employees were getting through two ACPs after 12 and 24 years of service is much higher than the benefit that they will get under MACP after three financial up gradations. It was therefore urged that the service conditions which were available to the existing employees cannot be adversely revised and if that happens then an option to retain the old scheme is inherent. And if the present MACP is not converted to hierarchical pattern, then at least an option may be given to retain the erstwhile scheme of ACP.

4. Item No:7: Grant of financial upgradation between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008.

In Para 9 of the DOPT OM dated 19.5.2009, it had been provided that earlier ACP scheme will continue to operate for the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008. However, this is not being allowed to officials who have opted for revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006. In some offices, it is being insisted that financial up gradation under the earlier ACP would be granted only in the pre-revised pay scales and they will have to opt for the revised pay scales only from the date they are granted the financial up gradation under earlier ACP. It was demanded that earlier ACP benefit may be given also to those officials who have come over to the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay with effect from 1.1.2006.

5. Item No:8: Anomaly on introduction of MACP Scheme.

By an illustration in respect of Junior Engineer of CPWD, it has been pointed out that under earlier ACP they will go up to the revised Pay Band 3 with Grade Pay of 6600/- on completion of 24 years of service, whereas under the MACP Scheme, even after 30 years of service and getting third MACP they will get the Grade Pay of 5400/- only in PB-2. This is obviously less advantageous and therefore the demand for option to retain the old ACP scheme has been insisted.

The Official Side indicated that they will consider all these demands and in the next meeting they will indicate how far they can go.

6. Item No:4: Applicability of MACP Scheme to Group D employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of 1800/-.

The DOPT had already stated that all promotions and up gradations granted under ACP Scheme of 1999 in the post of four pay scales S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4 shall be ignored for the purpose of MACP. In other words all the three MACP will be available to all the Group D employees who have since been placed in the grade pay of 1800/-. If an employee has completed 10 years of service he should be granted the GP of 1900/-; if completed 20 years of service he should be granted the GP of 2000/-; and if he has completed 30 years of service he should be placed in the GP of 2400/-. In some departments these MACP has not been granted to the Group D employees. The staff side therefore insisted an enabling clarificatory instructions may be issued. The Official Side agreed to issue such clarificatory instructions.

7. Item No:5: Counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status CLs for reckoning 10,20, and 30 years of service under MACP scheme.

It was pointed out that the Railways have already issued orders for counting 50% of service rendered by Temporary Status Casual labourers for reckoning 12 and 24 years of service under the old ACP scheme. It was also pointed out that Courts have also ordered that total service rendered as TS CLs may be counted for the purpose of ACP. The Official Side was of the opinion that 50% of service rendered by TS CLs has been counted only for the purpose of pension. The Staff Side pointed out that the TS CLs have been granted all the facilities admissible to a Temporary Employee in respect of leave, increment, pay scale etc and therefore this may be deemed as a regular service for the purpose of MACP also as has been done by the Railways. The Official Side wanted the order of the Railway Department regarding ACP and the Orders of the Courts for their examination.

8. Item No:6: Supervised staff placed in higher Grade Pay than that of the supervisor.

The Staff Side suggested that this item may be transferred to National Anomaly Committee item and discussed there. This has been agreed to. There are 23 more items which have been suggested by the Staff Side leaders of Railways. It was pointed out that leaders of other departments may also suggest many other anomalies related to MACP. The Staff Side stated that as and when these additional items are received they may be included in the Agenda for discussion in the subsequent meetings. The Official Side agreed to.

NOTE: All Affiliated Unions / Associations of the Confederation may send items of anomalies of MACP to the headquarters at the earliest for enabling inclusion in the next meeting. The Official Side indicated that the next meeting of the Joint Committee will be held very soon.

Comradely Yours,
K. K. N. Kutty
Secretary General

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Our Secretary General Com.K.Ragavendran has expressed his thoughts regarding "Over Time Allowance"(OTA) in our fedaration(NFPE) blog. Almost all Central Government Employees other than Railways are getting Over Time Allowance asper pre-revised pay scale only(5th CPC or 4th CPC).


Dear Comrades,

As we read the Orders of the Department of Railways that revised the OTA of its own employees based on the recent Basic Pay, Grade Pay and other Allowances implemented by the 6th CPC, we feel that we are discrimiated and treated as the children of a Step-Mother!

No revision of OTA for employees of different departments including Postal after 5th CPC and now after 6th CPC - This is most unjust and unacceptable - Government can revise the OTA after 5th CPC and also again after 6th CPC for Railway employees but cannot do so for Postal and other employees despite an Arbitration Award in this regard after the 5th CPC - A collective action by the entirety of CG Employees in this matter is urgently called for - NFPE will raise this issue with the Confederation and Staff Side.

The orders of the Ministry of railways is reproduced below for the information of the members:

S.No. PC-VI/189 RBE No. 29/2010 No. PC-V/2008/A/O/3(OTA) New Delhi, dated 17.02.2010

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances.

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the issue of revision of Over Time Allowance has been under consideration and in partial modification of the Board’s earlier orders on the subject, it has been decided by the Board that the Railway employees who are governed by the Statutory Acts like the Factories Act, Hours of Employment Regulations or those covered under rules for Departmental Overtime and who have opted for the revised scales of pay in terms of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, may be granted overtime allowance, on the basis of their emoluments in the revised scales of pay.

2. The emoluments, for the purpose of computation of rates of OTA will comprise the following:

a) Railway employees governed by Factories Act
• Basic Pay (Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay)
• Dearness Allowance
• House Rent Allowance
• Transport Allowance
• Cash equivalent of the advantage accruing through the concessional sale to workers of food grains and other articles, as the worker is for the time being
entitled to (excluding wages for Overtime work or Bonus)

b) Railway employees governed by HOER
• All the items as shown in (a) above except House Rent Allowance

c) Railway employees governed by rules Under Departmental Overtime

(i) Employees working in Loco Sheds and C & W Depot
• All the items as shown in (a) above except House Rent Allowance

(ii) Other Railway employees governed under Departmental Orders
• Basic Pay (Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay)
• Dearness Allowance

3. The revised rates of Overtime Allowance shall be effective from 01-9-2008.

4. With a view to minimize instances of OTA, General Managers may take following measures:-

(i) Prepare an action plan for systematic and efficient utilization of manpower covering various aspects viz. filling up of vacancies, especially in Running staff and operational categories, proper management of sanction of leave and rational deployment of staff.

(ii) Conduct a fresh job analysis of the duties of Motor Car Drivers who are presently classified as ‘Continuous’ to determine their actual period of working requiring sustained attention.

(iii) Prefer hiring of vehicles for official use, if necessary.

(iv) Allow compensatory off to the staff booked on holidays due to exigencies.

(v) Direct all the RRBs to follow a uniform pattern by giving compensatory off to their staff instead of OTA.

(vi) Review payment of OTA to supervisors in the Pay Band-2 except to those who are earmarked for breakdown duties, to minimize the incidence of OTA.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Hindi version is enclosed. (N.P. Singh) Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V Railway Board

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Consideration of ACRs and application of Bench Mark

Consideration of ACRs and application of Bench Mark for notional promotions in LSG/HSG.II/HSG.I/financial upgradation under TBOP/BCR scheme - Reg

F.NO 137-16/2010-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of communications IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
Dated the 17-May 2010


All chief Postmasters General/Director, Postal Staff College, India
All Postmasters General
All Postal training centers
CGM,PLI Directorate Chanakyapuri Post Office Complex New Delhi

SUBJECT:-Consideration of ACRs and application of Bench Mark for notional Promotions in LSG/HSGII/HSGI/financial up gradation under TBOP/BCR scheme-Reg


I am directed to say that one of the agenda items submitted by the staff side for discussion in the JCM relates to “Irregular application of Benchmark of current period for notional promotions.” The staff side has stated that `the instructions of DOPT dt 16-06-2000,that only CRs for the year immediately preceding the years of vacancy/panel should be considered if DPC meetings are held later than the schedule prescribed in model calendar’, has not been taken note of by many circles and current bench marks were applied wrongly for the notional promotions. It has also been stated that in some circles, the bench mark was applied for TBOP/BCR promotion, despite the existence of clear cut orders from the Directorate that Bench mark should not be applied for BCR promotions.

2. It may be recalled that the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) vide its Office Memorandum No 22011/7/98-Estt (D) dated 6-10-2000,while referring to Para 6.2.1(b) of instructions circulated vide their OM No 22011/5/86-Estt(D),dated 10-4-1989,has substituted Para 6.2.1(b) as under :

“:The DPC should assess the suitability of the employees for promotion on the basis of their service records and with particular reference to the CR s for five preceding years irrespective of the qualifying service prescribed in the Service/ Recruitment rules. The preceding Five years’ for the aforesaid purpose shall be decided as per the guidelines contained in the DOP&T O.M.No 22011/9/98-Estt (D), dated September 8, 1998, which prescribe the Model Calendar for DPC read with O.M. of even No dated June 16,2000.( If more than one CR have been written for a particular year, all the CRs for the relevant years shall be considered together as the CR for one year)”.

3. Sub para 6.4.3 0f DOP&T O.M No 22011/9/98-Estt (D),dated September 8,1998 provides that for the purpose of evaluating the merit of the officers while preparing year-wise panels, the scrutiny of the record of service of the officers should be limited to the records that would have been available had the DP met at the appropriate time .

4. In view of the above, the circles etc. are required to take into account only the ACRs pertaining to preceding five years that would have been available had the DPC met at the appropriate time.

5. In so far as grant of financial up gradation under BCR scheme ,it is stated that as per Directorate letter No 44-1/97-SPB,II,dated 9 .9.97,for the purpose of financial up gradation under BCR Scheme ,non-selection method was to be adopted as conveyed vide Dte lr no 4-4/92-SPB.II dated 21-3-1995.It had been further stated that `average’ grading need not disqualify an official from promotion under the BCR scheme if he was otherwise found fit by the DPC.Thus ,the circles were asked to review recommendation of the DPCs held after issue of instructions dated 21-3-1995,if considered necessary.

6. It is reiterated that Postal Circles etc should adhere to the instructions contained in Dte letter No 44-1/97-SPB.II dated 9.9.97,in so far a grant of financial up gradation under BCR Scheme for the period when the same was in existence.

Yours faithfully,
(Suraj Bhan )

Copy to
1. All recognized unions/Associations

MACP Clarificatory Orders -Postal Directorate Issued on 20/05/10

Dear Comrade,

Postal Directorate Issued Clarification in respect of MACP vide Memo No.4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dated 20/05/2010. In this order it is clearly mentioned that " 3rd MACP to the grade pay of Rs.4200 on completion of 10 years of service in the grade pay of 2800 or 30 years of service, whichever is earlier".The order copy is placed here for the information of the members.

Click here for order copy

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Indefinite Strike from July 13th 2010


National Federation of Postal Employees
Federation of National Postal Organisations
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks

Postal JCA/1/2010 Dated 15th May 2010

Nationwide Demonstration and Strike Notice Serving on 4th June

Postcard Campaign and Meet the Public Personalities from 8th to 15th June

Black Badge Wearing and Demands Highlight Day on 29th June

Non-cooperation from 5th to 9th July

Golden Jubilee of 1960 Strike on 12th July & Strike Rally on 12th July

Indefinite Strike from July 13th

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

The All India Postal Joint Council of Action consisting of NFPE and FNPO Federations and their Affiliated Unions and Associations and the All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union & the National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks met on 14th May, 2010 in New Delhi.

The opening up of new attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the highest order of unilateralism in taking various decisions against the interest of Postal Employees and the Postal Services as well as the gross violation of its own agreements by the Administration were the major points of deliberation in the JCA Meeting. Various other staff problems that are not receiving any real attention for long time also engaged the attention of the Postal JCA.

The Mckinsey Multinational Consultant has been appointed by the Department for effecting Structural Reorganisation! No interaction with the Staff Side has taken place nor is the Staff Side provided with any materials related to the terms and reference of the said MNC Consultant. It is widely believed that in the name of 'McKinsey' serious attacks on the RMS and Postal Structure are in the offing. Already the Department has unilaterally pushing ahead with its retrograde move of abolition of 'C' Class Post Offices in the urban areas all over India. It has also ordered down gradation of all GDS SOs into GDS BOs and closure of GDS BOs in the name of merger/upgradation. The direction of the Department is for the total destruction of 'RMS' wing and merger of the entire RMS with the Post Offices is already visible and the McKinsey is expected to nail the coffin soon. Some Circle Administrations are so impatient that even before the McKinsey report; they want to commence the attack on the RMS in violation of the agreement reached on 30th November 2009. Outsourcing of several Postal Operations like Mail Conveyance, Processing of Speed Post Articles, Data Entry Operations of several works have been accentuated.

On the other hand the Department is not coming forward to convene the meetings of Departmental Council JCM and Periodical Meeting with the Federations at the National level. Unilateral decisions like piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters Cadre is being resorted to ignoring the comprehensive cadre restructuring of Group 'C' as like Railways and other Departments. Under the Project Arrow the employees are squeezed and exploited in violation of Rules and in the name of 100% delivery performance. Shortage of staff continues to haunt the services in spite of the removal of Screening Committee. The attack on the Postal Staff continues in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI work and no additional staff was granted to any Divisional Office anywhere for the additional work. Due to application of conditions in a mechanical way, the MACP is being denied to hundreds of Postal Employees. On one side the discrimination between the Drivers of Parliament Secretariat and MMS Drivers is created by the Government and on the other side no posts of Drivers are recruited and the existing Drivers are forced to work beyond human limits in MMS by the Department of Posts. The System Administrators are also forced beyond human endurance and they are treated as the middle ages slaves by the administration. Unilateral tightening of work norms and non-creation of work norms for several works performed by GDS is causing reduction of wages to GDS. The GDS are discriminated against on several issues despite many judgments of Court of Law and the justice continues to be denied to all types of Casual Labourers. We live in an environment of total suffocation and the Staff Side is fully side lined and ignored and the voice of the Staff Side is not heard at the higher level of Administration!

It is in this background,, the Postal JCA has come to the unanimous conclusion to undertake an All India Strike Campaign Tour during the months of June and July and unleash a series of Programmes to effect full mobilisation of Postal Employees for embarking upon a nationwide Non-cooperation Programme culminating in an Indefinite Strike from 13th July 2010. The Programme of Action and the Indefinite Strike will be for realisation of the following Charter of Demands:


1. Drop the move to outsource any function of the DoP including on the recommendations of McKinsey – Cancel the decision to close down 'C' Class Post Offices – Cancel the orders for down gradation of EDSOs into ED BOs and closure of EDBOs - Roll back steps of privatisation of speed post processing and mail conveyance and data entry work.

2. Stop violations in the Agreements on Status Quo of RMS & MMS as well as the merger of RMS with less than 10,000 mails – Create scientific norms for the work in CRC, Speed Post, Logistics and EPP – Cancel the orders for replacing the General Line HSG-I by ASPOs in Mail Offices.

3. Holding of JCM Departmental Council meetings; Periodical Meetings with Federations; Sending of the issue of discrimination of pay scales between the Telecom TBOP/BCR and Postal TBOP/BCR w.e.f. 1.1.1996 to Board of Arbitration; and Holding of GDS Committee Meetings periodically with GDS Unions.

4. Stop harassment of staff under Project Arrow – No extraction of work against Rules – No extraction of work beyond 8 Hours – No drafting of staff on duty and for Training etc on Sundays and Holidays – No harassment in the name of 100% Delivery – Withdrawal of all Punishments awarded to Postmen for minor non-delivery of articles.

5. Fill up all vacant posts: [a] Undertake reassessment of vacancies in PA/SA cadre to rectify mistaken calculation of vacancies in all circles; [b] Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres in Department of Posts [Postal, RMS, MMS, Admn, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing etc] as on 31.12.2009; [c] Allow local recruitment as one time measure in Postal Accounts similar to 1997 at Sundernagar.

6. Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' employees in PA/SA Cadre; [b] Withdrawal of unilateral orders on piecemeal cadre restructuring of Postmasters' cadre until comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre is completed; [c] Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring of LDC, Sorters & DEOs in Postal Accounts by amalgamation into a single Accounts Assistants cadre in the pay of Pb-1 with 2400 GP; [d] Comprehensive cadre Restructuring of PA/SA cadre in SBCO; and [e] Comprehensive cadre restructuring of Postmen/Mailguard/Multi Task Staff.

7. Grant of Pension, Departmental status to GDS extending the all benefits such as HRA/CCA, ACP etc, including Trade Union rights and welfare measurers – Remove discrimination on Bonus ceiling – Modify the 20,000 unilateral imposition of cash handling work points for GDS BPMs – Withdraw orders denying revised TRCA w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in respect of BPMs – Compute work norms to all types of work performed including NREGS, PLI,RPLI, Pension Payments etc to GDS – Implement enhanced Social Security to GDS like Ex-Gratia Gratuity and Severance Amount w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

8. Grant of Parity in Pay Scale [PB-1 with GP 2400/-] for MMS Drivers on par with Drivers of Parliament Secretariat – Recruitment of adequate number of Drivers – Sanction of OSA for the long distance logistics van drivers of MMS – Technology training to Work Shop staff and grant of Data Entry Operators scale of pay to Work Shop Staff.

9. Implement Supreme Court Orders for revision of wages from 1.1.2006 [6th CPC wages] to all RRR Candidates, Casual Labourers, Contingent staff, GDS Substitutes etc – Grant Temporary Status to eligible Full Time Status Casual labourers; Convert Part Time into Full Time; Absorb Full Time, Part Time, contingent in vacant GDS Posts.

10. Fill up all vacancies of Postmen and Mailguards - Roll back the unscientific scheme of Single Postman Beat System – Modify certain unscientific work norms of Postmen / MTS finalised by Work Study Unit - Enhance the Postman Double Duty Allowance as per the recommendations of 6th CPC.

11. Remove all local anomalies in MACP Scheme like application of benchmark for the period prior to introduction of MACP Scheme; Grant MACP on 'Average' benchmark like Department of Railways; Denial of MACP for acts of denial of regular promotion earlier to introduction of MACP; Denial to grant PB-2 while upgradation to Grade Pay 4200 and above to Group 'C' Officials etc.

12. Creation of System Administrators Cadre with higher pay scales and absorption of all System Administrators in the new cadre during initial composition – Uniform Norms for System Administrators including work hours, number of systems, distance factor – Financial compensation for special and extra work performed by System Administrators.

13. Early finalisation of Recruitment Rules for upgraded Group 'C' in PB-1 with 1800 GP – Ensure present system of absorption of GDS and TS CLS in Group 'D' posts into the new RR without insisting for the educational qualification – Filling up all the posts of Multi Tasking Staff without any delay.

14. Amalgamation of Group 'C' Accounts Cadres of DoP and DoT.

15. Roll back of the Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work – Augment required staff strength in PLI branch of CO/RO/DPLI –Maintain centralized accounting system through the Office of DPLI Kolkata – Fill up the vacant posts of COs/ROs/DPLI Kolkata to manage huge shortage;

16. Parity of scale of pay of Ministerial Cadre in Postal Civil Wing on par with the Postal Assistants and upgradation of posts of Works Clerk Grade –II/Grade-I/Head Clerk – Filling up of all vacant posts of technical as well as ministerial posts – Creation of one Civil Wing Circle for each Postal Circle.

17. Regularise the HSG-I, HSG-II, LSG arrangements and grant Officiating Pay & Allowances to all Officials holding the posts.


Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

The patience of Postal Employees is grossly misunderstood by the Postal Administration as our weakness and a licence to impose whatever retrograde policies they could think of. Time has come to unite as one man and raise our strong voice against all kinds of humiliation. Let us mentally get prepared for a sustained struggle by accepting all sacrifices. No advancement was achieved without sacrifices and no advancement is possible without further sacrifices. We have presented a united platform of struggle and it is now the responsibility of the rank and file to get organised with all their ideological and other differences left aside in the common interest of all of us. We call upon you to undertake all measures unitedly by forgetting all local differences and stand as one Man with full determination. Our each and every programme decided by the Postal JCA has to be taken to the last employee of the department. Every programme has to be converted into a total success.

• On 4th June when the CHQ issues Notice of Indefinite Strike to Department, all levels of our Organisations shall serve the copy of Strike Notice to respective Administration by organising massive demonstrations.

• All India Strike Campaign Tour by CHQ leaders [Details soon to be circulated]

• The Postcard Campaign and Meet the Public Representatives like M.Ps/M.L.As shall be a tremendous success to put pressure on the Department. [Text of Postcard Campaign enclosed as Annexure.]The Honourable Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies may be submitted a copy of this JCA Letter seeking their kind intervention to write to Shri.A.Raja Honourable MOC&IT for settlement of our justified demands.

• Black Badge wearing and Demands Highlights Day on 29th June, 2010 to draw the attention of the Government about our determination to go on strike. [Text of Badge is supplied in the Annexure]

• The Non-cooperation Programme from July 5-9 shall show to the Government / Department that without our cooperation it will not be possible for the Department to run the show anywhere including Project Arrow Offices and Speed Post Centres etc. The Non-cooperation programme should clearly prove that if we work according to Rules then the functions and operations will come to a standstill. This Programme should be a prelude to the success of the Indefinite Strike from 13th July.

• Indefinite Strike from 06.00 Hrs on 13th July 2010.

United we win! Divided we fall! Unite to win!!

With Struggle Greetings,

K.RAGAVENDRAN                                                            D.THEAGARAJAN

K.V.SRIDHARAN                                                      D.KISHANRAO

ISHWAR SINGH DABAS                                                        T.N.RAHATE

GIRI RAJ SINGH                                                                 D.THEAGARAJAN

P.SURESH                                                                                 A. SIDDIQUE

PRANAB BHATTACHARJEE                                                        O.P.KANNA

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH                                                     P.U. MURALIDHARAN

                                              GENERAL SECRETARY AIPAEA [NFPE]


Honourable MOC & IT
Government of India
Electronic Nikethan, CGO Complex
Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110001

Respected Sir,






Holiday Homes under the Control of Directorate of Estates and CPWD

Dear Comrades,

I am furnishing here with the information regarding Holiday Homes under the control of Directorate of Estates and CPWD. The Holiday Homes can be booked through online reservation or off line (Through Post). The full details of the holiday homes can be had by clicking the following links.

For Complete List of Holiday Homes and charges.Please click here

On opening of the above link please click on the required circle to get the details.

For on line booking of the Holiday homes please click here

Sunday, May 16, 2010


NFPE - FNPO - GDS Unions came together under the banner of Postal Joint Council of Action once again

Considering the mounting attacks on the Postal Services and Staff and the total unilateralism on the part of the Department of Posta on all major issues as well as non-settlement of several major issues of Postal Employees, the Postal JCA came to the conclusion that there is no alternative before the Postal Trade Union Movement than organise a sustained movement of Postal Workers

Indefinite Strike would commence from 13th July 2010 followed by a nationwide Non-cooperation Movement - The Programme of Action containing several stages will commence from 1st June 2010 when the Strike Notice would be served on the Department at Directorate as well as at all levels of Postal Administration.

Full Circular of Postal JCA containing the issues - Charter of Demands - Programme of Action would be placed in our websites after the same is approved by the Postal JCA within a day or two.

Get Ready for Action - Get organised for defending our existence - Get ready for sacrifices and advancement!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Incentive increments to the sportspersons for outstanding sports achievements at National and International levels

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi dated the 6th May, 2010


Subject:: Incentive increments to the sportspersons for outstanding sports achievements at National and International levels.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even umber dated 26th August, 2008 and subsequent reminders dated 3rd October, 2008, 12th December,2008, 3rd September,2009 22nd October,2009 and on 18th December,2009 whereby it has been requested to furnish views regarding the quantum of lump-sum incentives to be granted to sportspersons who win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal in the National / International Tournaments. A copy of the OM dated 26th August, 2008 has been uploaded on the DOPT's website ie.

2. All the Ministries / Departments are again requested to expedite the matter and furnish their considered views by 31st May 2010 failing which it will be presumed that the Ministry / Department has no comments to furnish.

(Rita Mathur)

1. All Ministries / Departments of Government of India etc. as per standard list.
2. NIC for uploading the OM Reminder under the head 'pay'/'what's New' Column of the website of this Department's ie.

All MinistrireslDepartments except followinq Ministries / Departments

1. MHA (IB), BSF
2. M / Railways
3. M / Water Resources
4. M / Communication and information Technology
(i) D / lnformation &Technology (ii) D / Posts
5. M / New and Renewable Energy
6. M / Chemical & Fertilizer
7. M / Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise
8. M / Urban Developrnent,CPWD
9. M / External Affairs
10. M / Science & Technology
11. M / Textiles
12. M / Health & Family Welfare
13. M / Corporate Affair
14. M / Consumer Affairs, Food and PD
15. M / Youth Affairs & Sports
17. M / Road Transport & Highways
18. M / Finance(D/Economic Affairs)

Postal Directorate restoration of Trade Union Facilities to P3 NFPE and other Unions

Based on the dismissal of Writ Petition of BPEF Union by the Hon'ble High Court of Madras, the Directorate which earlier cancelled the trade union facilities of some Unions including the P3 NFPE has issued fresh orders for restoration of the entire trade union facilities.

The Orders of the Directorate is placed here for the information of our rank and file and if any problem caused at any level like cancellation of Monthly Meeting etc, the Divisional Secretaries are requested to immediately approach their respective SSPOs / SPOs for restoration of all such Trade Union facilities.
Government of Inida
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001

No.09/01/2010 - SR Dated 6th May, 2010
1. All Heads of Postal Circle
2. All Postmasters General
3. Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP)
4. CGM, PLI Directorate, Chanakyapuri P.O, New Delhi
5. CGM, BD&MD, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
6. CGM, MB & OD, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
7. DDG (PAF) / Chief Engineer (Civil) / ADG (Admn), Department of Posts
8. Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai
9. All Directors, Postal Training Centres
10.Directors, Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi
11. All Directors / Dy. Directors, Directors of Accounts (Postal)

Subject:- W.P. No.5848 of 2010 filed in Madras High Court by Bhartiya  Postal Employees Union Class III against GOI & Others - Dismissal of Writ Petition and vacation of interim injunction order.

Sir / Madam,

I am directed to refer to the Department's letters of even number dated 01.04.2010 and dated 19.04.2010 on the above mentioned subject. Honourable High Court of Judicature at Madras, has passed an order dated 26.04.2010 in the Writ Petition No.5848 of 2010 vacating the interim injunction order and directing the Respondents to expedite the process of verification under Rule 7 ( of the CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993) and announce the results expeditiously preferably within three months from the date of receipt of copy of this order.

2. Consequent upon directions of the Court, the trade union facilities , which were withdrawn from Respondents 5 to 7 of the Petition, stand restored.

3. As per schedule of verification indicated in the Department's letter No.13/10//2010-SR dated 18.02.2010 ibid, the stage of submission of ' 'Letters of Authorization' has been completed on 26.04.2010. In order to comply with the directions of the Court, it is requested to stick to the prescribed time schedule to complete the verification process and submit the consolidated statement in Pro-forma IV to the undersigned within the stipulated date i.e., 25.06.2010 positively.

4. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dept order reducing of TRCA Stayed by CAT Chennai in a case raised by Com.R.Dhanraj Div.Secretary Tiruvarur GDS

தோழர். Dhanaraj Divisional Secretary Tiruvarur, GDS ஊழியர்களின் உரிமைகள் வென்றிட அவர்களின் உணர்விலே கலந்து உயிரிலே நுழைந்து அவர்களின் வரலாற்று நாயகனாய், நம்பிக்கை ஒளி விளக்காய் திகழ்கிறார்



Friday, the 30th day of April, Two Thousand Ten


Hon’ble Shri K.Elango : Judicial Member


Hon’ble Shri R.Satapathy : Administrative Member


R.Dhanraj Secy. AI Postal ED Emp.Union

Thiruvarur Branch & Anr. … Applicant


1.Union of India
The Director General of Posts,
Department of Posts,
Ministry of Communications & IT,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
2.Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Department of Posts, (PAP Section)
Ministry of Communications & IT,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
3. Assistant Director General (Estt)
Department of Posts, (Eatablishment Division)
Ministry of Communications & IT,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
4.The Principal Chief Postmaster General
Tamil Nadu Circle
Anna Salai
Chennai 600 002.
5.The Superintendent of Post Offices,
Nagapattinam Division,
Nagapattinam 600 001. … Respondents

M/s K.M.Ramesh … Counsel for the applicants
Mr.S.M.Deenadayalan … Counsel for Respondents


The Hon’ble Bench has issued the following order:

Counsel for the applicants prays for the interim stay of the aperation and implementation of the impugned letter of the 2nd respondent dated 15.12.2009 and the impugned letter issued by the 3rd respondent dated 04.01.2010 and any revision of TRCA pending final decision of the O.A.

Considering the facts and circumstances as set out in the application and submissions made there under, we are granting the following interim direction:

“There shall be an order of status-quo as on today with regard to the impugned orders dated 15.12.2009 and 04.01.2010 in so far as the applicants are concerned until further orders.”

Call on 11.06.2010.”

Central Administrative Tribunal
1.The Director General of Posts,
Department of Posts,
Ministry of Communications & IT,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
2.Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Department of Posts, (PAP Section)
Ministry of Communications & IT,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
3. Assistant Director General (Estt)
Department of Posts, (Eatablishment Division)
Ministry of Communications & IT,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
4.The Principal Chief Postmaster General
Tamil Nadu Circle
Anna Salai
Chennai 600 002.
5.The Superintendent of Post Offices,
Nagapattinam Division,
Nagapattinam 600 001.
6.M/s K.M.Ramesh , Advocates,
157, Additional Law Chambers,
High Court Buildings,
Chennai 600 104.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

மே தின வாழ்த்துகள்!

எட்டு மணி நேர வேலை, முறையான ஊதியம் ஆகியவற்றை வலியுறுத்தி அமெரிக்க நாட்டின் சிகாகோ நகரில், 1890 மே முதல் நாள் நடைபெற்ற பேரணியில் தொழிலாளர்கள் பங்கேற்று, ரத்தம் சிந்தி, உயிர்ப்பலி தந்து பெற்ற உரிமை வரலாற்றை நினைவுபடுத்தும் நாள் இந்த மே தினம்.

ஊழியர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் மே தின வாழ்த்துகள் தெரிவித்து மகிழ்கிறேன்.

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