Monday, October 30, 2017

Special CWC of AIPEU,Group-C, Odisha Circle in Bhubaneswar on 29.10.2017

The Special CWC of AIPEU,Group-C, Odisha Circle was successfully conducted in Bhubaneswar on 29.10.2017. 

Special thanks to Com. B B Mohapatra, Trainer, WTC, C O for his deliberation on CSI. 

Thanks to all the participating Circle Union Office bearers and Divisional Secretaries.

Details with resolutions will be published soon.

CHQ writes to Member (T) on CSI issues

Circle Union writes to CHQ on problems arising out of CSI rollout in Odisha Circle

No. P3NFPE – Odisha / 15 – 10 / 2017
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 27th October, 2017
Com. R N Parashar
General Secretary
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi - 110008

Sub: - Problems arising out of CSI rollout in Odisha Circle  

Respected Comrade,
This is to bring your notice that with the recent launch of the Pilot Project of Core System Integrator (CSI) in Cuttack City Division, the Department has been facing technical glitches for the past few days. Ever since the CSI rollout in the division on October 6, the shift from the old system is moving at a snail’s pace and this has slowed down the transactions in all most all the post offices across the Division.

As brought to the notice of this Circle Union by our Divisional Union, Cuttack City, all the staff members of Cuttack City Division have not been trained in operating new version of the software. The entire treasury branch of Cuttack GPO including supervisors are neither imparted with any training nor assigned with defined work as required under CSI environment. As a result, many important treasury functions are now stopped i.e. CTS cheque clearing works, remittance received/drawn from bank, payment through cheques and issue of cheques etc inviting serious public resentment.

In addition, all most all the single/double handed SPMs are unable log in and access to the CSI software due to non-availability of compatible hardware and thereby counter transactions have almost come to a halt inviting public anger. Contradictorily, suitable trained officials preferably User Champions are not available for instant solution. 

            In this context, we have written to / discussed severally with the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle with request to defer next phase CSI roll out dates till installation of the required number of compatible hardware and smooth completion of proper User Champion and End-User Training to avoid future complicacies.

            Now, the proposed 2nd phase rollout on 17.10.2017 which had been rescheduled to 27.10.2017 has now been dropped since the TCS failed to resolve the existing issues by the dates so fixed.

            As per information gathered from our staff members of Cuttack City Division who are presently working and members of other Divisions who are undergoing User-Champion / End-User training, the following deficiencies are coming to our notice.

1.    The trainings are not being imparted as per TCS Blue Book on CSI which requires at least 18 days for User-Champion Training. Instead, our User-Champions are being imparted with such training for 8 days which becomes very difficult to follow and educate themselves to train the End-Users suitably. Similarly while the End-Users are to be trained in 11 modules for at least 29 days in average, they are practically being trained just for 3 days in Odisha Circle for two different modules only. The most unfortunate thing is that neither the User-Champions nor the End-Users are supplied with a guide book and the Trainers from TCS are moving hastily just to complete the training programme for name sake.

2.    Both the hardware and software are not compatible as per  TCS Blue Book for CSI. The mandatory check-list for compatible OS, updated service pack etc. are grossly ignored. It is too piteous that most of the offices in Odisha Circle are having pirated version of windows 7 which will certainly hamper data transfer.

In spite of several correspondences / discussions, the outdated systems, and other accessories like printers (both dot-matrix and laser including Pass Book Printers), barcode scanners etc beyond the prescribed life period have neither been condemned nor new systems supplied to suit the need of CSI as per Blue Book. Even when the CSI software interface is very large and can be properly view on 19 inches or more bigger size  monitors, most of the post office are having small size (15 inches)  monitors which put more strain on the of our officials. Every time the discussions are ended with paucity of funds for purchase of new systems / accessories as required.

Adding salt to the injury, no prompt and effective step is taken by the administration for immediate repairing of UPS, Generator and replacement of damaged batteries in spite of continuous discussions and correspondences. Many Post Offices are now running with direct current and suffering a lot during power failure. The offices in rural areas are the worst sufferers.

3.    All the post offices in Odisha Circle migrated to CBS Finacle in Odisha Circle till date are having 512 Kbps under NSP-1 and 256 Kbps under NSP-2 irrespective of the systems in use by the offices. But as per TCS Blue Book for CSI, 1 Mbps is mandatory for offices having 1 or 2 PCs and similarly 3 Mbps is required for offices having more than 5 PCs. Regretfully, some post offices are there in Phulbani and Koraput Division where both NSP-1 and NSP-2 are non-functional. In spite of several discussions with both the Chief PMG and Regional PMG, the issues are still unsettled.

4.    Another important thing to intimate that Odisha Circle has experimentally started RICT in three Divisions only. There are still 15 Divisions for RICT roll out. If CSI roll out is initiated without completing RICT, then the PMs/ SPMs working in MDGs/SOs will have to log in to B O User ID for every purpose, viz. Cash Receipt, Cash Remittance, Receipt of Accountable Articles, Rebooking of B O Transactions etc. Since the work has to be finished on the day itself, the BOs having huge number of transactions will certainly create problems for their Account Offices. Therefore, completions of RICT before CSI roll out needs to be considered first.
Therefore, under the above facts and circumstances, we would like to request you to take up the issue at the Directorate level for instructing Odisha Circle not to go ahead with the CSI roll out further till completion of RICT in the Circle and suitable solutions to the above hardware, software, connectivity and training issues.

Awaiting your positive action and immediate response.

With regards.
 Yours Comradely,


Circle Secretary

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Press Release by Postal JCA, Bhubaneswar in c/w lunch hour demonstration on 26.10.2017 against outsourcing

Massive Lunch Hour Demonstration in front of Divisional Office on 26.10.2017 by NFPE Unions, Bhubaneswar against outsourcing of booking and delivery of Speed Post, Parcel and Registered articles

Postal dept ready to deliver traffic e-challans by speed post

Mumbai, Oct 25 (PTI) The Maharashtra and Goa circle of the postal department has expressed willingness to deliver e-challans to traffic offenders by speed post.

The department has written a letter to the Mumbai Traffic Police as well as the state government in this regard, an official said.

The traffic police had been sending e-challans to motorists for violating norms through SMSes. However, this system is reportedly not working well as e-challans are not getting delivered properly because of frequent change in mobile phone numbers of offenders.

"Therefore, we have come forward and written to the traffic police as well as the state government to let us deliver e-challans to their (offenders') doorstep through our speed-post service.

"The violators can deposit challan amount in the nearest post office through e-payment mode of the department," said H C Agrawal, Chief Post Master General (CPMG) of the Maharashtra and Goa Circle.

But this move (delivering e-challans through speed post) will put additional financial burden on the police department's budget. Therefore, the traffic police alone will not be able to go ahead with the proposal," Agrawal said.

The official suggested that to overcome the financial burden, the speed post cost could be recovered from offenders themselves.

If e-challans are printed and delivered at violators address with an acknowledgement receipt, it will ensure offenders pay the fine and police get their rightful revenue, he said, "this will also sending a message to motorists to follow traffic rules." With a view to digitise the entire process of recovering fines from road rule violators, the Mumbai traffic police, in January this year, launched e-challan system.

It set up CCTV cameras across the city to monitor traffic violations. Whenever a motorist broke traffic rules, his/her vehicles number was captured on CCTV cameras.

Later, an SMS was sent about fine to be paid after obtaining the offender's mobile phone registered with the RTO.

According to figures, on an average 5,000 e-challans are issued daily in Mumbai, mostly for over-speeding, signal jumping, not wearing helmets, triple-riding on two wheelers, talking on phone while driving, driving without seat belts and overstepping at zebra crossings. PTI APM RSY .

Source :


S B Order No. 17 / 2017 : Making Mobile Phone Number Mandatory while opening of a new account in any POSS Savings Schemes


           National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771      e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                       website:

NO.PF/NF/2017                   Dated 24-oct-2017

                   Sri. Manoj Sinha
                   Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT
                   Govt of India, Sanchar Bhavan,
                   New Delhi-110 001.
Respected Sir,
                   National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and all its affiliated Unions/Associations representing about 70% of the Postal Employees request your immediate intervention to save the Department of Posts and five and a half lakhs employees working in the department including about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.
                   As you are aware, the finance Ministry has already issued notification permitting all Nationalised Banks and three private Banks (ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes, viz; Recurring Deposit (RD), Time Deposits (TD), Monthly Income Scheme (MIS), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October, 2017.
                   Small Savings Schemes are the monopoly of Postal Department and hence they are known as “Post Office Small Savings Shemes”.  The compensation paid by Finance Ministry to Postal Department for running the Savings Bank business on agency basis is a major source of revenue for the department.  About 45% of the revenue of Department of Posts accounts for compensation received for Small Savings business.  Permitting Banks also to operate Small savings will adversely affect the business of Post offices and revenue will fall steadily, thereby increasing the total deficit of the Department of Posts.
                   Further, about 50% of the work load of Post offices comes from the Samll Savings related work.  Outsourcing this work to Banks including private Banks will result in fall of overall workload of the Post Offices and staff becoming surplus.  Thus, in the long run the very existence of Post Offices and Postal employees will be at stake.
                   Secondly, we want to bring to your kind notice, the plight of about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working mostly in the Branch Post Offices in rural villages of our country.  Their wage revision has not yet taken place eventhough the wage revision of their counterpart (departmental employees) had taken place and orders issued on 25-7-2016 itself.  The one man committee headed by Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member had submitted its report to the Government on 24-11-2016.  Almost one year is over and the file is still pending with Finance Ministry.  Justice to this poor, downtrodden section of employees is long overdue. 
                   Similarly, the Re-verification Membership of Gramin Dak Sevaks under Check-off system under the provisions of GDS (RSA) Rules for grant of recognition was ordered by the Department and the verification process reached in the final stage.  Recovery of subscription from pay of the officials in respect of all the Applicant Unions/Associations was made in the month of September 2017.  But suddenly Department issued an order stopping the membership verification process until further orders.  The Reverififation of Membership of GDS was due in the year 2015 itself as the recognition granted to one of the GDS Union had expired in 2015 after five years period fixe by the Government.
                   In view of the above, we most humbly request the Hon’ble Minister is personal intervention so that favourable orders will be issued in the following issues:
(1)     Stop the implementation of the Finance Ministry’s notifiation permitting Banks to do Small Savings business.
(2)     Immediate Implementation of favourable recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(3)     Completing the Re-verification process of Membership under check-off system and granting recognition to eligible applicant Unions/Associations of GDS.
        With profound regards,
                                                                                                               Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                     (R.N. Parashar) 
Secretary General,NFPE

HC: Staff shortage no base for denying child care leave

HC: Staff shortage no base for denying child care leave

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a woman employee can't be denied leave if shortage of staff in the department is due to government's fault. The order is significant for cases related to the entitlement of child care leave (CCL) to women employees.

The HC passed these orders on a plea filed by a government doctor in Haryana who was denied CCL on the grounds of insufficient number of medical specialists in the health department. Court found that the government was at fault in failing to fill up vacancies of medical specialists and the employees cannot suffer for it.

Justice Amol Rattan Singh passed these orders while allowing a petition filed by Dr Kanchan Bala -a medical specialist posted at Jagadhari in Yamunanagar district. In her plea, the petitioner had stated that she was not granted CCL at a time her daughter was in Class XII, a crucial period, and below 18 years of age.

Contesting her petition, the state government submitted that CCL shall only be granted if it does not disrupt the functioning of the depart ment concerned. It was further argued that she was denied CCL on the ground that there was only one other medical specialist available at the ESI hospital at Jagadhari, other than her.

On examination of record, the HC asked the government about delay in recruitment of doctors. The state informed the court that a requisition was sent for recruitment of medical officers to Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) in 2016 and another on September 29 after filing of the present petition.

The HC then observed, "Even though rules provide that CCL would not be granted if it disrupts the functioning of officesinstitutionsschools etc, the government, in my opinion, cannot be allowed to take advantage of its own fault, to deny a right which has been statutorily recognized by it, and correctly recognized, seeing the future of children who would make future doctorsengineersbureaucrats etc of the country ."

In its order, passed last week, the judge also asked the government to engage a medical specialist on contract basis to meet the requirements during the CCL period of the petitioner.

Upgradation of Grade Pay of IPs, DoP to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f 01.01.2016

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Divisional Union writes regarding Credit limit issue of Boudhraj MDG

AIPEU-Gr. C Phulbani-762 001 <>

Credit limit issue of Boudhraj MDG
1 message

AIPEU-Gr. C Phulbani-762 001 <>Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:13 PM
To: Phulbani DO-DoP <>
Cc: NFPE P3 Odisha <>
The Superintendent of Post Ofices
Phulbani Division

No- No- PHI/AIPEU/Gr C/02-10/17 dated at Phulbani the 21st October 2017

Sub-Credit limit issue of Boudhraj MDG-

The credit limit of Boudhraj MDG for drawing cash from bank has been exhausted, now the said office is unable to draw cash from Bank. Also the said office is functioning as a cash office for 9 offices. So it causes a lot of trouble for all the nine offices for cash payments including KL & NREGS payments. Public resentment is going up & up. But till then no action has been taken for supplying additional credit to the said office. It is requested to be kind enough and intervene in this matter and cause necessary action for providing additional credit to the said office.

This is for favour of kind information.

With best regards,                      
Yours faithfully,

Rabinarayan Choudhury
                                            Secretary, AIPEU, Gr. C
                             Phulbani divisional branch
Copy to-
1.    Com Bruhaspati Samal, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr C, Odisha, Bhubaneswar-751007 for favour of information and necessary action.

Comradely yours
Rabinarayan Choudhury
                                            Secretary, AIPEU, Gr. C
                             Phulbani divisional branch

'Save a Tree. Please don't print this email or any documents unless you really need to'

Monday, October 16, 2017

Notice for Urgent Circle Council-Cum-Working Committee Meeting on 22.10.2017

Dear Comrades,
Please find attached here with the Notice dated 16.10.2017 to hold an emergent Circle Council-Cum-Working Committee Meeting of this Circle  union at 10.00 AM on 22.10.2017 (Sunday) in the premises of Ashoknagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 751 009.

This is felt necessary due to the hurried implementation of RICT and CSI at a time when the Department has not yet resolved even many minor issues arising out of FSI.  As per feedback received from Cuttack City Division, as many as 13 offices including two delivery offices have stopped working since implementation of CSI with effect from 06.10.2017. As known, the training by TCS personnel is not up to mark. While TCS is being paid for the purpose, major portion of installation is being done by our SAs. Something wrong is going on in implementation. All our approaches in this regard to the Circle Office invited no response.  While RICT has been started experimentally in 3 Divisions (5 revenue districts) and will take more time to be completed, another burden is being thrown in the name of opening of Aadhar Enrolment / Updation Centre in almost all the POs without any SOP / SAP.  Initially, 473 such centres are going to be opened shortly. The regret is that the Aadhar Updation Centres now functioning in some limited post offices of Odisha Circle are functioning without and SOP / SAP which may lead to misappropriation of Govt. money and our employees may be tasked.

After opening of POPSKs inside the head offices, now the existing space is being cramped due to identification of space for opening of IPPB preferably inside the HOs. The condition of Sambalpur HO is highly alarming. The situation is not improving in spite of discussions with the regional head. While the important public space of the HO is being diverted towards IPPB / POPSK, our mail, sorting, delivery, Accounts, SBCO branches are pushed to old dilapidated buildings/corner places as if these branches have no importance at all. While outsiders are treated properly, our own staff members are highly neglected. This may happen in all other HOs also.

Secondly, on 19.09.2017 DoPT has issued an instruction to all Departments not to grant any kind of leave for conducting dharna programme etc. Thus, when NFPE and Confederation has instructed to conduct a series of agitational programme including March to Parliament from 09.11.2017 to 11.11.2017 (11.11.2017 for Odisha Circle), a detail discussion is required for successful implementation of such programmes in Odisha Circle. Though raised this issue before CHQ, we have not yet been responded.

In addition, as experienced from the last bi-monthly, four-monthly and RJCM Meetings, the items raised by us are not properly weighed.  The administration is seen to be in the only mood to implement all instructions of the Directorate without resolving the issues faced by the staff members at grass root level. The only motto is to achieve the target by hook or crook.

Likewise, we have to discuss on many such important issues for which we should not wait. Your valuable suggestions will help the Circle Union to work better.

Therefore, we would like to sincerely request all our Divisional Secretaries and Circle Union Office bearers to attend the meeting anyhow without fail. We would also like to invite our staff members who have been trained in CSI and RICT to guide the Circle Union. All the Divisional Secretaries are requested to invite such member(s) to attend the CWC/CCC.

We expect your sincere cooperation for successful conductance of the above meeting.

Let this Diwali bring all sorts of happiness and prosperity for you and for your family.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Diwali.
Attached : CWC Notice
Comradely yours,


Circle Secretary

No. P3NFPE – Odisha / 09 – 10 / 2017
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 16th October, 2017

Notice is hereby given under Article 32 (a) of the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Union, Group – C to hold an urgent Circle Council-Cum-Working Committee Meeting of this Circle  union at 10.00 AM on 22.10.2017 (Sunday) in the premises of Ashoknagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 751 009.

            The following shall be the agenda for discussion.

1.    Confirmation of the proceedings of last CWC held in Phulbani from 07.07.2017 to 09.07.2017.
2.    Problems arising out of hurried implementation of RICT and CSI without resolving the issues now faced due to FSI.
3.    Second Phase DPC in connection with implementation of Cadre Restructuring Proposal of Group-C Postal Employees in Odisha Circle and other allied issues.
4.    Reorganization of Postal Divisions in Odisha Circle.
5.    Organizational Review :
i.              Review of 23.08.2017 One Day Strike
ii.     Review / Implementation of recent agitational programmes of NFPE/Confederation  
6.    Financial Review.
7.    Any other item with permission of the chair.

Circle Secretary
Copy for information and necessary action: (Through eMail):
1.    The Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
2.    The Asst. Director (Staff), O / o the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001. He is requested to kindly reserve all the 3 suits of the I R, Ashoknagar MDG for 22.10.2017 for the purpose of conducting the meeting.
3.    Com. Trilochan Parida, President, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle.
4.    Com. B P Das, Financial Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle.
5.    All the Divisional Secretaries / Circle Union Office bearers / Circle Councillors.
6.    Com. R N Parashar, General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151 / 1,  New Patel Road, New Delhi – 110 008.
7.    Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty, Divisional Secretary (I/C), AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division for making necessary arrangements to conduct the meeting.
8.    The Postmaster, Ashoknagar MDG, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
9.    Notice Board

Circle Secretary