Friday, March 24, 2017

VERY IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT FROM HON'BLE HIGH COURT OF MADRAS - IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP




VERY IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT FROM HON'BLE HIGH COURT OF MADRAS - IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP RETROSPECTIVELY W.E.F. 01-09-2008 AND DENYING PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY UNDER ACP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLE TED REQUIRED SERVICE DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 01-09-2009 TO 19-05-2009 HELD NOT LEGAL



The IInd CWC meeting of AIPEU,Gr-C, Telangana Circle has Commenced to-day at "Sundarayya Vignana Kendram" Hyderabad at 10am. Com.Ch.Pratapareddy,Circle President is presided over the CWC meeting. Com.P.PandurangaRao, Gen/sec AIGDS(NFPE),CHQ,Delhi has attended as Chief Guest and addressed the Open-Session. Com. SSRA Prasad, Offtg. Circle Secretary, Telangana Circle, Com. T.SureshKumar, Adviser of Circle Union are also addressed the meeting.
                     All  Circle Office Bearers, Br/Dvn. Secretaries, Mahila Committee members, Circle Union Advisory members and Supreme Councillors and other active comrades also attended the Open Session.       

                                                       PHOTOS OF IInd CWC










AIPEU Gr-C CWC meeting at Tirupathi dtd.23-03-2017










PHOTOS OF C W C OF POSTAL ACCOUNTS
HELD AT NAGPUR ON 22/23 MARCH-2017

Make Teller Cash Balance Zero in Finacle otherwise the exist balance reflect in CSI with Migration


Dear Sir(s) /Madam (s),
This is regarding bringing the teller cash account in Finacle as Zero. As all of us know well, the closing balance of the teller cash account of all users, at the end of the day, must be zero. A list of users, SOL-WISE was shared between the CPCs and Circles to follow up and to ensure that the teller cash account is made zero. Still a large number of users are in the system with outstanding balances in the Teller account. These users, can loggin from the places wherever they are working and make submission of this teller account settlement. 

The critical parameter here is that, with this opening balance (shown as balance available in the teller account) CSI can not be rolled out successfully as this teller account outstanding, would be migrated to CSI as an outstanding balance of the particular user and this would form part of his cash liability in CSI. Hence, it is requested that a drive may please be conducted once to liquidate the all pending users. Otherwise, a blocking validation on this would be introduced in the system, so that, those SOLs could not be able to close their day from the date of making the validation effective unless these teller accounts are made zero. In order not to complicate things, we are once again requesting Circles and CPCs to take up this very important item and this may kindly be monitored till such all the users are completing this activity.

Any outstanding teller cash either in crores or in single digit would be transferred to CSI cash account against the particular users as an outstanding if it is not settled in Finacle in a time bound manner.

Matter Most Urgent and time bound.

Yours Sincerely,
(V M Sakthivelu)
Deputy Director CEPT

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Promotion to ASP Cadre - Telangana Circle




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BREAKING NEWS OF GDS PAY COMMITTEE



There was a meeting with Committee formed for implementation of GDS Committee Report under the Chairmanship of Shri Tilak De - Hon’ble Member (P) on 17-3-2017 with all the Three Federations and GDS Unions in Dak Bhawan . BPEF/ GDS Union has submitted a memorandum to Member (P) . You can see it on this website.

Now we can say that Department as well as committee is going submit GDS committee report and suggestions of union to Hon’ble Minister of Communication for further approval from expenditure Department. on or upto 24-3-2017 (Friday) for its implementation. On 20-3-2017 BPEF has requested to Hon’ble Minister for Communication for early implementation of GDS Committee report. The attitude of Govt. is very positive for implementation of GDS Committee report.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Cadre Restructuring of Group-C Postal Employees in Odisha Circle - Updates.


Today we discussed with the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle over telephone and collected information from R O, Sambalpur and Berhampur. As ascertained, both the ROs and C O are almost ready to release the posting orders of the approved LSG officials today or tomorrow.


During discussion we reminded the Chief PMG regarding our request to delay the process till receipt of an order from the Directorate since Postal JCA comprising NFPE and FNPO has already appraised the Secretary (Posts) regarding the lapses noticed by the Staff Side with request to keep the implementation in abeyance. The Chief PMG informed that they have ascertained the position from the Directorate and there is no such proposal to change the policy decision at present. So it is unnecessary to wait further since delay in implementation may affect the career prospects of the interested officials. Whenever any modification order will come, C O will work accordingly. Since other Circles like Rajstan and Karnatak have already implemented, it may not be wise to delay further since DPC has been completed for more than a month.

So posting orders in favour of the approved LSG officials may be released today or tomorrow.

We wrote / discussed to / with the Circle administration. No tangible result came out. We met the Secretary (Posts) and discussed on the deficiencies noticed by the Staff Side in the kind presence of the Chief PMG, Odisha. The Secy(Posts) admitted our problems to be genuine and assured us to look into the issues. No clarificatory order has yet been issued from the Directorate. Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO), CHQ appraised the facts to the Secy (Posts) on the basis of discussions made in Raigarh CWC.

We also talked with Com R N Parashar, Secretary General NFPE who informed that the case is under examination at Directorate level.

PJCA (NFPE & FNPO), Odisha Circle intimated everything to the Circle administration endorsing copy of the letter addressed to Secy (Posts) by PJCA (CHQ).

We have exhausted all channels to convince the Circle administration to keep the implementation proposal in abeyance till an amicable settlement of the grievances.

But all our efforts are in vain.

All the Circle Secretaries (NFPE) are meeting in Bhubaneswar on 23.03.2017 and we are deciding to hold an emergent Working Committee Meeting to decide further course of action.

= B SAMAL =
Circle Secretary

Source : http://aipeugroupcodisha.blogspot.in/

Note on the proceedings of the meetings, the NPS Committee had with the Staff Side, JCM.



Note on the  proceedings of  the meetings, the NPS Committee had with the Staff Side, JCM. 

National Council on 20th January, and 17th March, 2017.  

As you are aware,  the Govt. had set up a committee as per recommendations of the 7th CPC to streamline  the procedure and functioning of the NPS. The Staff Side of NC JCM was asked to present their views in the matter. The meeting was on 20th January, 2017. The Staff side made a written presentation to  the committee on the subject. (The note was placed on the website). However, it also took the stand that the consultation with staff side could not be held in the manner of a Raj durbar as quite a number of Associations especially representing the organised Group A services and the All India Service officers were also invited to the said meeting.  The staff side was assured of an independent hearing.  Subsequently the sub-committee III (The Pension Committee had set up three sub committees to interact with various stake holders on different subjects)  under the Chairmanship of Ms. Vandana Sharma, Addl. Secretary of the Department of  Pension and Pensioners Welfare convened  a meeting on 10th February, 2017. The Sub- Committee was more concerned about the applicability of various provisions of the present rules to the NPS subscribers especially those which are punitive in character.  In the event of a Government servant being found guilty under the CCS (CCA) Rules, the Government is empowered to restrict, reduce or reject the Pension and other retirement benefits. Prior to the meeting, the sub Committee had asked for views on various issues to be discussed at the meeting. The official Side wanted similar rules in the case of NPS subscribers. The Staff Side had submitted a written Note in this regard.  The said Note has also been placed on the website.  In the meeting, the Staff Side had made it categorically clear that no such rules could be imposed on the NPS subscriber as the annuity which he purchases on the basis of the contribution made at the end of his service is the product of a financial transaction and cannot be unilaterally altered at the whims of the employer.   Once the contributions of  the employee and the employer is remitted to the investing agency, the employer ceases to be a stake holder any more in the scheme.  
The third meeting was held on 17th March, 2017.  The meeting was chaired by the Secretary Pension.  The said meeting was to specifically interact with the members of the Staff Side.  On behalf of the Staff side, the following comrades took part in the meeting. 

1.     Com. M.Raghavaiah (Leader, Staff Side)
2.     Com. Sivgopal Misra(Secretary Staff Side)
3.     Com. KKN.Kutty(Confederation)
4.     Com. C. Sreekumar(AIDEF)
5.     Com. Guman Singh and (NFIR)
6.     Com. Sreenivasan (INDWF)

 As indicated earlier, several Associations of Group A Officers had made their presentations. Some of the important points mentioned by them during the discussions were:

1)     Discrimination between pre and post 2004 officials-

2)   While Govt. determines the quantum of pension subscription   and makes it mandatory it refuses to guarantee a minimum return.

3)     Atal Pension Yojana offers better and guaranteed benefit to the Subscribers.

4)    The Government’s assurance that the employees under NPS will get annuity not less than the minimum pension under the defined benefit scheme and might even be more was  made on wrong assumption in as much as -

a)  100% of the corpus was taken for  computation of annuity  whereas as per the  scheme only  40%  of the pension wealth alone would b e available. 

b)  Fund expenses are exorbitantly under- valued.

c)  No benefit for the family the case of a Pensioner, who dies at an early age under NPS.

d)  Annuity is not cost-indexed.

5)  Two officers at the level of the Secretary to GOI retiring on the same day  in 2037( former recruited in 2003 and latter in 2004 )will have a huge differential in pension. The  2003 recruitee will have pension 3.25 times  of the annuity of the 2004 recruitee. Over a period of next 10 years i.e in 2047,(due to cost indexation) the 2003 recruitee will have pension 7.4 times of what  the 2004 NPS official receives as annuity.

6)  In most of the countries where contributory pension scheme is in vogue, the Govt’s (employer) contribution is 25% of the salary while that of the employee is 10%

7)  The NPS Contribution do not enjoy the Tax benefits like PPF, EPF, GPF etc.

The Secretary Pension informed the members that the Committee’s mandate is only to make suggestions to streamline the NPS procedures and make the rules simple and transparent. The basic features will not therefore undergo any change. He concluded that neither the scheme would be  replaced or discarded, nor any guaranteed minimum pension  would be offered. as in both cases Govt. will have to  undertake financial obligations.  He clarified that the Sub Committees have been set up to expedite the work.

The staff Side in their presentation made out inter alia the following points:

a)   The number of employees covered under NPS in increasing day by day and in a decade’s time, they might become significant segment of the Government personnel.

b)   All those who are covered by the scheme are extremely critical and resent that their savings are channelled into private hands to help the corporate bodies to make enormous profits.

c)   There is no likelihood either now or in any time in future that NPS subscribers will be able to   purchase an annuity equivalent to what the pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme is entitled. The Government must honour its commitment made to this effect to the staff side in the National Council, when the NPS was introduced.

d)   The Committee in its report must at least   bring it to the notice of Government that the Staff Side of the JCM is of the firm view that the cosmetic changes in the scheme will not bring about any tangible benefit to the subscribers and the Government must as an interim measure guarantee the pension to NPS subscribers equivalent to what is provided for the personnel covered under the defined benefit scheme.

e)    The  Staff Side opined that the committee  will be well  within its term of reference to suggest.

(i)       Cost-indexation of annuity as  the Contribution made by the subscribers and the Government as employer  is 10% of the salary-salary for this purpose being Basic Pay and Dearness allowance. In other words, in every six months contribution increases and therefore it is logical that the annuity is also raised every six months to keep  pace   with the rate of inflation. 

(ii)   Minimum guarantee is assured by many countries even under the contributory system of pension and the provision to the contrary in the PFRDA Act must be recommended to be removed. 

(iii)     It is a welcome step that the Govt. has now decided to extend the benefit of family pension in the case of all NPS subscribers who die in harness. The family pension can therefore be assured at the prevailing rate  for all NPS subscribers, if necessary by appropriating a one-time  deduction from their pension wealth,  at their option, at the time of retirement. 

(iv)      To introduce the GPF again as a voluntary option. 

(v)     All NPS subscribers must be provided with a payment slip by the heads of offices  indicating the amount deducted, the amount contributed by the Govt. and the date on which the     sum has been made over the to the fund managers, irrespective of the communication the subscriber is entitled to get from the   PFRDA registry. 

(vi)  No rules to be framed to link the pension benefit with disciplinary proceedings.

(vii)  The present investment pattern prescribed must be reviewed for its viability periodically.

(viii)   The Sub Committee which goes into the issue concerning framing rules may be asked to interact with the Staff Side once the draft rules are ready.

(ix)     In so far as customer friendly procedures are concerned, the committee may look at the best international practices with a view to adopt and incorporate them.

It could be seen from the deliberations in the committee that nothing short of replacing NPS with Statutory   defined     Benefit Pension Scheme will bring about anything good for new recruitees. Our endeavour must be in that direction whereby sanctions are generated and compulsions  are felt by the Govt as early as possible.
   
K.K.N. Kutty
Member, Standing Committee
National  Council, JCM &
National President, Confederation
 RALLY AT TRIVANDRUM ON 16th MARCH 2017



Central Civil Services (Leave) Amendment Rules, 2017.


THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY
[PART II—SEC. 3(i)]
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training) 
 
NOTIFICATION 
 
New Delhi, the 15th March, 2017 
 
G.S.R. 251(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 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 the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:- 
 
    1.    (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) Amendment        Rules, 2017.
         (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. 
 
   2.     In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, for rule 48, the following rule   shall be substituted, namely:- 
 
"48, Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment -Leave upto a period of 90 days may begranted to an aggrieved female Government Servant on the recommendation of the Internal Committee or theLocal Committee, as the case may be, during the pendency of inquiry under the Sexual Harassment ofWomen at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the leave granted to theaggrieved female Government Servant under this rule shall not be debited against the leave account".
[F. No. 13026/2/2016-Estt. (L)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy. 

Promotion and posting in the Grade of Member , Postal Services Board,Indian Postal Service Group 'A'



Circulation of Internship Guidelines of Depatrment of Posts



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Video - Single Sign On in Department of Post (Back Office Software)

Resolution of Anomalies in the 6th CPC Report



Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) and several improvements made thereon by the Government have been largely well received by the armed forces personnel including ex-servicemen. Some issues regarding service conditions, pay, pension and allowances, including demand for non-functional upgradation, were subsequently received, which were examined by the Government on case to case basis.

Some of the pay concerns of armed forces personnel were also examined by a committee constituted under the chairmanship of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then Minister of External Affairs. The committee's recommendation on placement of Lt Cols / equiv in Pay Band IV was accepted and implemented by the Government.

Thereafter, a committee was constituted under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary in 2012, to examine certain pay and pension issues of armed forces personnel. All the recommendations of Cabinet Secretary Committee related to ex- servicemen were implemented. The Committee's recommendations on pay related issues were referred to the 7th CPC.

The improvement of service conditions, pay, allowances and retirement benefits of armed forces personnel is a continuous process, which is examined in consultation with various stakeholders, and on case to case basis.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandra Sekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

Postal JCA requests the Chief PMG, Odisha to keep the implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposal in abeyance


Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) requests the Chief PMG, Odisha to keep the implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposal in Odisha Circle in abeyance till amicable settlement of the issues raised by the Staff Side


Postal Joint Council of Action
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
Federation of National Postal Organizations (FNPO)
All India Postal Employees Union, Group-C
National Association of Postal Employees, Group-C
Odisha Circle Branch, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
No. PJCA-Odi/Cadre Restructuring/2017
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 21st March, 2017
To
Dr. S K Kamila, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar – 751 001

Sub : Request to keep the implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposal in Odisha Circle in abeyance till amicable settlement of the issues raised by the Staff Side 

Sir, 
This is to bring your kind notice that Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation & Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Shri. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO met Shri B. V. Sudhakar Secretary, Department of Posts on 17.03.2017 and submitted a detailed letter (No. PJCA/Cadre Restructuring/2017, dated 17.03.2017) explaining the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposals of Postal Group ‘C’ employees with the suggestions of the staff side to mitigate the grievances of the staff and held discussion with him. The Staff side requested the Secretary, Department of Posts to keep the implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposal in abeyance till the issues raised by the staff side are sorted out amicably.

The Secretary (Posts) assured for positive consideration. 

Accordingly, Shri Tilak De, Member (P) (Additional Charge) has also been requested on 18.03.2017 by the Staff Side to issue instructions to all Circle Heads to keep the implementation process of Cadre Restructuring in abeyance.

The copes of both the letters addressed to the Secretary(Posts) and Member(P) are attached here with for kind reference.

Under the circumstances, we would like to request you again kindly to wait for a definite reply from the Directorate in this regard and not to issue posting orders of the approved LSG officials till receipt of a clearance from the Secretary (Posts) on the issues raised by NFPE and FNPO which is presently pending at Directorate level and both NFPE and FNPO are jointly pursuing the issue.

A line of reply on the action taken is highly solicited.

With regards.
Attached : As above.
Yours faithfully,


(MANORANJAN SARANGI)
Circle Secretary, NAPE, Group-C
Odisha Circle 
(BRUHASPATI SAMAL)
Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C
Odisha Circle