NUGDS General Secretary Appeal to General Secretaries of AIGDSU,AIPEU GDS(NFPE),BPEDU
Friday, March 30, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
SC to Centre: Make life of retired govt servant easy by enacting proper pension rules, rather than making ‘khichdi’ of process
The Supreme Court today recommended to the Centre that it should make life of a retired government servant easy by enacting proper pension rules, rather than making a "khichdi" of the process.
The Supreme Court today recommended to the Centre that it should make life of a retired government servant easy by enacting proper pension rules, rather than making a “khichdi” of the process. A bench of justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made the observation in a 27-year-old pension case of a retired railway official seeking modification of his pension as per the recommendations of the 5th Pay Commission. The bench also referred to an anecdote by Privy Council 140 years ago that “the difficulties of a litigant in India begin when he has obtained a decree.”
“A somewhat similar fate seems to await government servants – on getting retired, they have to struggle for the due pension. This is a classic case of a railway employee who retired as a train examiner on 31st March, 1991, and his pension woes are being decided after 27 years and unfortunately not in his favour. “We recommend to the Department of Personnel and Training of the Government of India to try and make life after retirement easier for a government servant by having appropriate legislation enacted by Parliament or applicable Pension Rules rather than a ‘khichdi’ of Instructions, Office Memoranda, Clarifications, Corrigenda and so on and so forth,” the bench said.
The bench was hearing an appeal filed by the Centre against the Madras High Court order, which had allowed the plea of R Sethumadhavan, who retired from the post of train examiner, railways in 1991 and sought enhancement of pension as per the 5th Pay Commission. The bench set aside the high court order.
Sethumadhavan retired from the post of train examiner in 1991 with a pay scale of Rs 1,400-2,300 and after the 5th Central Pay Commission was implemented in 1996, the replacement scale for the post of train examiner (which was apparently abolished) became Rs 4,500-7,000, the apex court noted. Seeking modification of his pension, Sethumadhavan moved the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) claiming that the post of train examiner was re-designated as junior engineer grade-II and the revised pay for the post was recommended by the 5th Central Pay Commission which made a difference of about Rs 5,00 per month in his pension entitlement.
However, the CAT on October 31, 2011, decided the matter against him and took the view that he had held that his pension could not be on par with the pay scale of a junior engineer grade-II. He then approached the Madras High Court in 2013, which in 2016 reversed the CAT’s order and allowed his writ petition. The top court, however, observed that the tribunal was right in observing that the situation is squarely covered by the decision of this court in a similar matter and the high court erred in assuming that the post of train examiner was re-designated as junior engineer grade-II.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
The 3rd All India Conference of AIPEU-GDS held in Allahabad (UP) from 16th to 17th March 2018 unanimously decided to go on indefinite strike during the month of May 2018.
1. Implement all the positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report immediately.
2. Complete the process of Membership Verification of GDS immediately.
Start campaign and preparations for the indefinite strike now itself.
Make all the programmes a grand success
Friday, March 16, 2018
No.1-3l2017-SPG Government of lnd ia
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Person nel Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi -110 001
Dated: 16 March, 2018
Su bject: Transfers/ postings in the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of lndian Postal
Service, Group 'A'.
Orders of the Competent Authority are hereby conveyed for transfers/ postings of the following officers of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' with immediate effect .
1. Ambesh Prakash Upmanyu , PMG, Central
Region, Trichy, Tamilnadu Circle
2. Mariamma thomas, PMG, Coimbatore
Region, Tamilnadu Circle
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
SSC-PA/SA DR EXAM -ல் வெளியாருக்கு அதுவும் வெளிமாநிலத்தை சேர்ந்தவர்களுக்கு மீண்டும் மீண்டும் UNFILLED VACANCIES-ல் தேர்வு முடிந்து 2 ஆண்டுகள் கழித்தும் வாய்ப்பு வழங்குகிறார்கள். ஆனால் நமது GDS தோழர்களுக்கு GDS to PA EXAM 2013, 2014-ல் ஏறத்தாழ 218 UNFILLED VACANCIES தற்போது இருக்கும்போது சர்பிலசாக இருக்கும் GDSஐ கொண்டு நிரப்பிட தொழிற்சங்கங்கள் கேட்க மனமில்லாமல் இருப்பது ஏன்?
FNPO views about IPPB - Worksop with representatives of Service Unions on sensitization of INDIA POST PAYMENT BANK (IPPB ) held today at New Delhi
Today Department conducted Work shop on IIPB.
Gist of our presentation :
Thanks to Department of post for one day workshop
2014- 15 finance minister in budget-speak announced postal Bank idea
2015-2016 finance minister allowed seed capital for 500 crores
In August 2016 IPPB incorporated as a company
Today 7th March 2018 in the last 3 years 2 times department call federation and give a demo on IPPB
My Federation submitted a note with a lot of doubts, our doubts or not clarified so for by the department
Now with a few hours demonstration on IPPB department calls remark from the Federation how it is possible to give remarks within a few hours when department took 3 years to design IPPB
My Federation have doubts we want clarifications
Why only 650 officers selected for IPPB
Why not all the sub-offices and head offices and have the wings of payment Bank
Payment bank and existing savings bank activities need to be clearly clarified
IPPB PA will get more pay than present PA will this difference be justifiable
When India post is able to run full Bank like Japan post office and German post office why payment Bank why is it used Kanya Bank model for our post office
Government merging all bank with a Big bank like State Bank of India under these circumstances how RBI is giving permission to start new banks
What is the guarantee IPPB will not be merged any Public Service Bank in future
According to the clarification directors framing the policies of IPPB then what is the role of the Postal service board
Being deputation post rules of reservation or not applicable for IPPB be employeestomorrow it may create some issues what is the answer by the department
Coming to the business how we will compete Paytm and Airtel payment Bank
IPPB offering interest rate at 4.55%on deposits up to 25000., 5% for 25000 to 50000., And 5.5% for 50000 to 100000 whereas Airtel is offering 7.5% how do you plan to match for it
IPPB transaction is aiming through mobile banking. Reliance company captured almost all customers by providing free SIM cards what is the strategy to cover Rural bankingIt is mentioned in the presentation postman will carry our business to rural areas if to what is the incentive to the postman
Further we said
FNPO is welcoming the IPPB proposal with a condition that not privatised/corporation in future. And it is the responsibility to look DOP will not get any financial loss because of IPPB. We also demanded for immediate remedy for shortage of staff in all cadre.
Regarding GDS, FNPO is totally opposing incentive system proposal in IPPB and demanded for the work should be taken into account for calculation of GDS work load and cap on working hours should be lifted. According to GDS pay report every Bo is having 886 live accounts and many of the BPM s working more than 6 to 14 hours. AP circle RTI information and relevant evidences also submitted. IPPB is going to tie up with 11 ministries from which 52 welfare services are distributed to public. If it was started then every GDS has to work for more than 10 hours. In view of these FNPO demanded for removal of CAP on Rule 3(1)A .
IPPB WORK SHOP WITH SERVICE UNION REPRESENETATIVES OF POSTAL FEDERATIONS BY THE OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT & IPPB ON 07-03-2018
“SANYOJAN” – Implementation of IPPB
Venue : Civil Services Officer’s Institute, New Delhi – 17
Administration side :
Shri A.N.Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts
Shri Suresh Sethi, CEO & MD, IPPB
Shri A.P.Singh : Sr.DDG (PBI), CEO, IPPB
Ms.Madhumitha, DDG (PBI-I)
Shri T.Q.Mohammad, DDG (PBI-II)
Shri Sachin Kishore, DDG (FS)
Members of Postal Services Board
Officers of the Department
Postal Federations :
NFPE : Represented by Com. R.N.Parashar, Secretary General & 7 others
FNPO : Represented by Shri D.Theyagarajan, Secretary General & 7 others
BPEF : Represented by Shri Santhosh Kumar Singh, Secretary General & 7 others
GDS Unions : AIPEU GDS, G/S, P.Pandurangarao
NUGDS, G/S, P.UMuralidharan
AIDGSU, G/S & 7 others
BPEDA, G/S Sugandhi Kant Mishra
Introduction of the session : Shri T.Q.Mohammad, DDG (PBI-II)
Welcome Address by : Shri A.P. Singh, Sr.DDG (PBI)
Opening Remarks by Shri A.N.Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts.
A series of power point presentation made on the following subjects by the respective authorities :
Overview and business opportunities for IPPB by Shri Suresh Sethi, CEO & MD, IPPB
Benefits to POSB through IPPB (DoP – IPPB integration) – Shri Sachin Kishore, DDG (FS)
Opportunities for DoP employees and GDS in IPPB – Shri TQ Mohammad, DDG (PBI-II)
DoP - IPPB Operations - Ms. Madhumita Das, DDG (PBI-I)
During the second session, Remarks/opinions of the Staff side Representatives presented by respective Secretaries General of Postal Federations.
On behalf of NFPE, the Secretary General submitted a note on expressing the views of NFPE and its unions to the Secretary, Department of Posts. (copy of the note published below).
There is an interaction session between Staffside Representatives & Administration on the implementation of IPPB. Various questions on various subjects regarding staff strength, net work problems, basic infrastructure, Work Hours, future of DoP, GDS issues raised by the Union Representatives; an elaborated discussion took place in the session and the officers of the Department replied in such a way to convince both sides.
Officers assured to hold such interaction meetings at Circle level also with the participation of staff representatives.
Meeting concluded with the vote of thanks presented by Shri T.Q.Mohammad, DDG (PBI-II) at 05.00pm.
GDS Issues :
During the session all Federation Secretaries General & Union’s Representatives raised many issues regarding GDS and claimed that the IPPB work should taken into the account of work load of the GDS. On behalf of all Federations & GDS Unions, a request note has been submitted to the Secretary, Posts.
THE VIEWS AND SUBMISSIONS OF NFPE PRESENTED ON THE EVE OF WORKSHOP ON IPPB AT NEW DELHI ON 7TH MARCH -2018
At the outset, we want to place it on record that all the unions federated under NFPE are not in favour of corporate Post Bank set up but at the same time we desire to keep the IPPB as the wholly preserving and protecting thePostal Bank by the Postal Department without any private or public share of 49% and controlled by a separate body other than the Head of the Postal Department.
I wish to point out despite our strong protest against the IPPB Corporate bank limited which was resolved in the NFPE Federal Executive on11/02/2018 held at New Delhi and also in the CWC meeting of Postal Group ‘C’ Union on 26th& 27th February 2018 at Patna (Bihar), I am attending this workshop with the determination and the intention to request to reconsider your decision and revert back the IPPB as the Government oriented Postal Bank of India wholly maintained and preserved by the Department of Posts. If need be it shares can be made open to its employees to expand the service in the paucity of required funds. It must be a bank owned and operated by the Postal Department with the share of its employees and their full participation.
Notwithstanding with our position not to corporate IPPB, the Service Unions desire to place on record to have 100% of the postal staff must be utilized to serve for the Postal bank and there should be no other recruitment other than from the Postal Staff.It is most pertinent to mention that no nationalized or private banks are doing the small savings work and being the Social oriented state, the Post office is alone doing the SB work which is the main revenue for the Postal Service at this juncture. If all these small savings accounts are transferred to IPPB at a later stage or today, what will be the remaining work for the PO counters? We are feeling that the Department by introduction of IPPB, blinds the existing Postal Department with its own figures. We are pleading for reconsideration, if not,we are having the apprehension that the postal savings bank work at present is the major work of the postal department shall be transferred to IPPB in the later stage. Therefore, the IPPB shall be managed only with the Postal staff and not recruited separately
Further after the introduction of CBS, in many places, the POs are suffering with worn out and old peripherals with low configuration, Poor network and mal -functioning of NSP- I & II and also due to poor user friendly configuration of the CSI software. Those have to be corrected first. Unless the requirements like adequate net work, bandwidth, working computers, are fulfilled, there should be no implementation of CSI. Similarly the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee providing compassionate appointment to the wards of GDS who could not work in RICT, on implementation of Rural ICT shall be implemented first and thereafter Rural ICT must be implemented if the Rural ICT and CSI shall be jointly implemented after providing necessary infrastructure and user friendly software. If it so, it will be a successful transformation of technology.
After the complete transformation, the IPPB not as corporation Ltd can be implemented for which our Federation will extend Fullest Cooperation.
Further I desire to mention that the Postal Department shall have a separate network Connectivity like Railways &Defencein order to ensure proper networking facility to the Post offices so that we could expand our services later even in the rural areas. The postal staff are very much committed only with their hard work and dedication only this much of transformation in the postal service was possible for that he had not paid any amount or compensation. The hard labour they exerted during these days should be utilized for the postal service alone and not to be transferred to the hands of corporates for that we will again register our protest in this meeting with the request to reconsider the decision. Thank you very much