Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Implementation of Cadre Restructuring has been deferred


          Today on dated 25th April-2017, Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-III alongwith Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary, R-III met with Shri B.V. Sudhakar, Secretary (Posts) and discussed issues of Cadre Restructuring and appraised him the difficulties being faced by the staff and requested either to modify the Cadre Restructuring as per suggestions submitted by NFPE & P-III or defer till the issues are settled. Secretary called DDG (Estt) Smt. Smriti Sharan & Director Estt. Shri S.V. Rao and ordered to form a committee of officers of Directorate which will take views of all Chief PMGs and after that Convening a meeting with unions, issues will be settled. Till then he ordered to keep the Cadre Restructuring implementation in abeyance.

       It has been told by the DDG (Estt) that the proposal for Cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. SA, PA CO, PA SBCO, MMS etc have been submitted to Finance Ministry for approval which will be implemented after receipt of approval from Finance Ministry
      R.N. Parashsr

India Post considers Aadhar-based cashless payment for postal services

India Post considers Aadhar-based cashless payment for postal services
A software has been developed for the purpose by AP Technology Services and successfully tested at the General Post Office in Hyderabad.
The India Post is examining an Aadhar-based cashless payment mode for postal services to facilitate digital transactions. (PTI)

The India Post is examining an Aadhar-based cashless payment mode for postal services to facilitate digital transactions, a senior official said today. “If you give your credit card, debit card or Aadhar number in a post office, your bank link will come when your Aadhar number is entered,” B V Sudhakar, secretary, Department of Posts, told reporters here.

“Suppose, you have to make a registered post with some Rs 50 or Rs 20. That amount will be debited to you and credited to us. You don’t have to carry cash. This is being worked out to facilitate digital payments…It will be expanded all over India,” he said.

A software has been developed for the purpose by AP Technology Services and successfully tested at the General Post Office in Hyderabad, he said. “We will test this on a pilot basis in some selected post offices in North, South, East and West (before rolling out),” Sudhakar said. The Department of Posts is examining a proposal to allow installation of ATMs by any bank on the premises of the post offices.

“The proposal we are examining is, anybody can come and set up ATMs in the departmental post offices. They should pay us on the basis of transactions. It (the proposal) would be out approximately in one month,” he said. The ATMs can be started in the 4,500 departmental buildings and the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is also working on having tie-ups with others, he said.

  • The IPPB, started with an initial capital of Rs 800 crore, has so far opened two branches at Ranchi and Raipur.
  • Sudhakar said 650 branches of IPPB would be opened with one being set up in every district by September 2017.
  • The IPPB would primarily focus on financial inclusion, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and third party products. The IPPB would emphasise on “door-step banking,” he said while expressing hope that the payment bank would be a “game- changer in rural economy.”
Noting that the Department of Posts has been aggressively pursuing financial inclusion by encouraging people to open savings accounts in post offices, he said the number of accounts increased from 33.03 crore in 2014-15 to 35.17 crore in 2016-17 upto February 2017. “Rs 7.02 lakh crore is the outstanding balance in all these (35.17 crore) accounts. It speaks volumes about the efforts being made by India Post in the direction of financial inclusion,” he said.

The Department of Posts had a revenue of Rs 13,000 crore and an expenditure of Rs 19,000 crore in 2015-16. The gap in expenditure and revenue is around Rs 6,000 crore. Observing that the expenditure is expected to rise in 2017 due to the implementation of the Pay Commission, he said the department would be able to make up for the deficit due to the new services.

He said 978 stand-alone ATMs have been installed at different post offices in the country and they have been made inter-operable from December 31, 2016. India Post has worked with UIDAI to issue Aadhar cards through post offices and the service would commence from June 2017, Sudhakar added.
Source0PO Tools.

7th Pay Commission Allowance News: ‘Bureaucratic cause for delay, political intervention required’

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra while talking to said, that a vast majority of central government employees are upset with the Ashok Lavasa Committee who had not yet submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
New Delhi, April 25: Almost 10 months have been passed and the ‘Committee on Allowance’ is yet to submit its report on minimum wages and higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A large number of Central Government employees have been eagerly waiting for the higher allowances and are also upset as there is no news on the minimum wage hike. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is leading the negotiation on behalf of central government employees, believe that the bureaucratic clutches has become one of the biggest reason for the delay in fulfilment of the demands and believe that political intervention is required.  

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra while talking to said, that a vast majority of central government employees are upset with the Ashok Lavasa Committee who had not yet submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “Once the report is submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then only any action can be taken by the government. The government can’t is blamed for the delay,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said while talking to

When asked whether ministers are to be blamed for the non-fulfillment of the demands, Shiv Gopal Mishra said to, “We are not blaming the ministers for the delay in fulfilment of our demands. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley could only approve our report if the bureaucrats submit it on time. The delay is causing frustration among the employees. How long should they wait? We are persuading the ministers to intervene. We have already met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, we were not able to meet Mr Arun Jaitley due to the Budget Session and if required we will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well”. 

Last week, the NJCA convenor was quoted by a news organisation where he said, “We believe in Prime Minister Narendra Modi he is our last hope”. In the video, Shiv Gopal Mishra also claimed that a large number of central government employees have hopes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he will not take any confrontation with the government employees. “To maintain a good industrial relation in the country, PM Modi will find a good negotiative settlement for us,” Mishra reportedly said.
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Four-Monthly Meeting of the Chief PMG, Odisha with representatives of Service Unions / Associations to be held on 22nd & 23rd May, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre in Berhampur Region

The following orders of transfer and posting have been issued vide RO, Berhampur Memo No. ST/11-20/2013 Ch-II dated 18.04.2017.

Name of the officer

Present place of posting
Posting on Transfer/ Promotion
Yerra Polayya
ASP(ML), RO, Berhampur (on Offg)
ASP(ML), RO, Berhampur on regular basis
On regular promotion to ASP Cadre
R K Maharana
ASP(Hq), Kalahandi Dn,
ASP(I/c), Bhawanipatna Sub Dn
On transfer due to completion of present tenure
Debadatta Jena
IP, Umerkote Sub Dn (Koraput Dn)
ASP(Hq), Koraput Division on adhoc basis
On adhoc promotion to ASP cadre
Ch Jawahar Rao
IP, Digapahandi Sub Dn (Berhampur Dn)
ASP(Hq), Phulbani Division on adhoc basis
On adhoc promotion to ASP cadre
Ramesh Ch Sahoo
IP, Nimapara Sub Dn (Bhubaneswar Dn)
ASP, Phulbani Sub Dn on adhoc basis
On adhoc promotion to ASP cadre

Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto trains while availing LTC.

Declinations submitted by PAs promoted to LSG cadre accepted by C O, Bhubaneswar


Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Maha Bisuba Sankranti and Odia New Year


Cabinet to adjudge on 7th CPC revised allowances before April 23

Cabinet to adjudge on 7th CPC revised allowances before April 23: Paramnews

7th Pay Commission: Modi govt may adjudge on implementation of 7th CPC revised allowances specially on House Rent Allowances, before MCD Election April 23

Though nothing concrete has yet been made clear about revised allowances and actual date of implementation of the allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, some media reports around it have already made 47 lakh central government employees to go gaga over it.

MCD Poll would not derail implementation of 7th CPC revised allowances by Modi Govt. team has analyzed the report of National Council Staff Side, "Brief of the meeting held with the Cabinet Secretary on 28.03.2017" displaying on the official website and the “Code of conduct” from Election Commission of India about announcement of Financial Grants in any Form at the time of Polls. After the detailed interpretation which are given below, It can strongly be said that MCD Poll can not be a hurdle in front of the Govt in implementation of 7th CPC revised allowances.

National Council Staff Side, JCM Secretary Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra's Statement

As National Council Staff Side, JCM Secretary Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra has informed through his official website that the meeting of the Committee formed to look into the perks was the last meeting and the committee will submit its report to the cabinet very shortly. Shri S G Mishra also added that the Cabinet Secretary expressed his apprehension that, MCD elections may result in some delay, but at the same time, he assured that, as soon as he gets report of the Committee on Allowances, that will immediately be forwarded to the Cabinet, and after approval of the Cabinet, if need be, we would take necessary permission from the Election Commission.

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Instructions regarding printing of LOTs at CBS Post Offices and SBCO.

            The PMG, Sambalpur / Berhampur Region
            All SSPOs / SPOs, Odisha Circle
No. PMU/1-14/2015                                                           Dated at Bhubaneswar the 11.04.2017
Sub: Instructions regarding printing of LOTs at CBS Post Offices and SBCO.

                As per SB Rule 14/2015 and its Addendum, the Post Offices are required to generate and print scheme wise consolidation reports of transactions for their record and copy to SBCO. They can view the system generated LOT for account verification without any printout. Similarly SBCO should check the vouchers with reference to the system generated LOT. Whenever a discrepancy is noticed they may take printout of the LOT for reporting purpose.

                During the course of visit to different CBS Post Offices, CPMG, Odisha Circle has noticed that CBS offices are taking print out of LOTs for office record and copy to Head Post Offices. Also SBCOs are taking print out of LOTs for their voucher checking and office record. Taking unnecessary printout of LOT ends up with huge expenditure, in shape of cost of paper which can be avoided. CPMG has taken a serious view of this unnecessary expenditure and instructed all concerned to follow the rules strictly.

                You are therefore requested to give this communication wide circulation across the CBS offices and make your staff aware of economic use of office stationeries.
D. K. Samal
Asst. Director (PMU)
O/O the CPMG, Orissa Circle,
Bhubaneswar – 751001​

Directorate asks for a reply on transfer of non-gazetted LSG / HSG-II / HSG-I officials on the plea of station tenure in Odisha Circle

Circle administration acknowledges the Memorandum of NFPE, Odisha on long pending unsettled issues

Circle Union writes to the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle on irregular opening of small denomination accounts

No. P3NFPE – Odisha / 09 – 04 / 2017
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 12th April, 2017
Dr. S K Kamila, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar – 751 001

Sub:    Exploitation to employees/customers through irregular opening of Accounts in contravention to SB Order No. 11/2011 and 14/2011.  

Respected Sir,
It is brought to the notice of this Circle Union that some Divisional heads have recently, especially during the last week of March, 2017 compelled our staff members to open small denomination R D Accounts to achieve the targets assigned to them in complete deviation of S B Order No. 11 / 2011 and 14 / 2011.

            Illustratively, we would like to intimate that the SPOs, Aska has compelled all the staff including GDS of the Division to open at least 100 / 150 RD accounts of Rs.10/- denomination with individual contribution from their own pockets amounting a sum of Rs.1000 / Rs.1500 as a result of which nearly 70000 small denomination RD accounts (Rs10/- each) have been opened on 30/03/2017 and 31/03/2017 with the following gross irregularities.

1.    The amounts are collected and deposited in Non-CBS offices.

2.    A single application form has been used for opening of 100 to 150 numbers of accounts of the same individual.

3.    No pass book is issued to any such account holder.

4.    One pay in slip is used for same individual irrespective of number of accounts opened.

This is just one example. There are several other Divisions which have also adopted such irregular practices in contravention to above S B orders.

In this context, we would like to bring to the kind notice of our Chief PMG that while withdrawing the restriction imposed through  S B order No. 11 / 2011 for opening of more than one account in the same scheme in the name of same depositor or acceptance of more than one purchase application of the same scheme in the name of same depositor in one post office on a  single day, it has been instructed in S B Order No. 14 / 2011 (No.116 – 35 / 2009 – SB, dated 05.08.2011) to avoid deliberate splitting of cash at the time of opening of account/purchase of certificates.

But in complete deviation to the above S B Orders, irregular opening of such small denomination RD Accounts in huge numbers is nothing but a serious exploitation both to the staff members and customers as well.

When such practices were in operation before 2011, the Staff Side opposed it which resulted in issuing the above S B Orders imposing restrictions. It is needless to reiterate that those small denominations R D Accounts opened during 2010-2011 became silent without further deposits and now these are being tendered at the P O counters for closure and such bulk closures of these silent/dead accounts in huge numbers have now been a challenge for the Counter P As and Supervisors in the system software through Finacle. Failure to attend / complete the closure of such accounts in time has gone a long way in tarnishing the image of the Department. This needs to be avoided at any cost.

The plight of the staff members of the single / double-handed post offices for such bulk opening / closing beggars description. Similar is the position in several other post offices since we are running with acute shortage of staff. The POs having branch offices are the worst suffers in such cases.

This Circle Union never stands in the way of achieving targets. Rather we are motivating our members in several meetings and conferences to rise to the occasion and to work hard for earning more and more revenue to save the Department which is the need of the hour.

But what we talk here is about the facts and reality.  Exploitation both to the customers and employees in the name of achieving targets is highly unappreciable.

Thus, we would like to request our Chief PMG to suitably instruct all unit heads not to compel the employees including GDS to adopt such irregular practices through deliberate splitting of cash and not to force them to contribute from their own pockets for opening of small denomination accounts in future.

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

With regards.
Yours faithfully,

Circle Secretary
Copy for information and necessary action :

1-2 : The Postmaster General Sambalpur / Berhampur Region.

Whether the Government proposes to make GDS as permanent Government Employees : Lok Sabha Question &Answer

Monday, April 10, 2017

Notice for 31st AIC of AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ

CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008

Ref: - P/1-1/AIC                                                                     Date: 06.04.2017


Notice under Article 25 of the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' read with Article 20(a) and 22 ibid is hereby given that 31st All India Conference of this Union will be held at Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore (Karnataka) from 6th August 2017 to 8th August 2017.

The following shall be the items of Agenda for the All India Conference:-

1.      Confirmation of the proceedings of the 30th All India Conference held at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in June 2015.

2.      Consideration and adoption of Biennial Report.

3.      Consideration and adoption of the Audited Accounts 2015-16, 2016-17.

4.      Adoption of Budget Estimates for the next session.

5.      Organisational Review:-

(i)     Organisational position/Local agitations at all levels.

(ii)   Review of present membership & evolving strategies to improve membership.

(iii) Review of periodical meetings being held at all levels.

(iv)  Functioning of RJCM/Departmental Council

(v)    Our approach with sister unions in NFPE at all levels.

6.      Review of Strikes/Agitations: -

(i)     11th July 2016 – Deferred Indefinite Strike.

(ii)   Review of One day strike held on 02.09.2015 and 02.09.2016.

(iii) Confederation strike on 16.03.2017 & all various stages of agitational programmes and our role.

(iv)  Parliament March Programmes by Confederation on 15.12.2016.

7.      Corporate Plan of India Post – India Post Payment Bank and allied issues.

8.      Indirect implementation of TSR Committee’s report and its effects.

9.      Common Demands of C. G. Employees

(i)           Seventh Pay Commission – related issues.

(ii)         Functioning of JCM National Council JCM (DC) & RJCM.

(iii)    Filling up of Vacant Posts.

(v)          New Pension Scheme.

(vi)        CGHS facility to all.

10.  NFPE, State level Conventions, & Coordinating Committees.

11.  Cadre Restructuring.

12.  Filling up of PA, LSG/HSG II/HSG I and Postmaster cadre vacancies

        (i)     New Recruitment Rules of PA, RR 2011, HSG II RR 2013, HSG-I RR 2014 and needed changes.

           ( ii)   Postmaster Cadre RR 2011 and needed changes.

13.  RTP – Counting of Past service for promotion, MACP, Pension benefits etc.

14.  Modified ACP Scheme – Anomalies & Settlement.

15.  P.O & RMS Accountants, System Administrators, Marketing Executives & PRI (P)s.

16.  Policy offensives

(a)   National Postal Policy 2012.

(b)   Closure / Merger of Post Offices.

(c)    Unrealistic targets of BD.

(d)   Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI/RD/MIS etc.

17.  Modernisation of Postal Services & Technological advancement

(i) Problems in Core Banking Solutions(Finacle), Core Insurance solutions (Mc Camish) – under FSI and issues expected in Core System Integration..

(ii) Time barred hard wares, computers and accessories at Post offices.

18.  Shortage of Staff:-

(a)   Time bound recruitment in PA cadre.

(b)   Recruitment taken place in PA Cadre.

(c)    Non-Creation of new posts – Ban on creation of new posts.

(d)   Non-filling up of vacant posts in LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I & Postmaster Cadre chain of vacancies.

19.  Contributory Negligence & Problems due to minus balance.

20.  Right to Information Act.

21.  Dak Jagriti.

22.  Publication of Hand book 2017.

23.  Compassionate appointments & removal of conditions there on.

24.  Problems of GDS & Casual Labourers.

25.  Policy and Programme.

26.  Resolutions

27.  Amendment to the Constitution – Notice of which should be given to CHQ at least 21 days prior to the conference.

28.  Election of Office Bearers.

29.  Election of Federal Councillors.

30.  Appointment of Auditor.

31.  Venue of Next AIC.

32.  Any other item with the permission of Chair.

33.  Vote of thanks

With fraternal greetings,

(R. N. Parashar)
 General Secretary

  Copy to: -

1.      Com. J. Ramamurthy, All India President, All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C', Chennai (Tamilnadu).

2.       The General Convenor, Receiption Committee - for information and N/A

3.       All CHQ Office-bearers & Circle Secretaries

4.       Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle for necessary arrangements of the AIC.  

5.       All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries.  They are called upon to hold their respective conferences where the last conference was held before 2 years

6.       The Secretary, Department of Posts, New Delhi 110001

7.       The Director General, Department of Posts, New Delhi 110001

8.       All Chief Postmasters General - Requesting to grant Special Casual Leave to the delegates.

9.      Spare

(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary