Thursday, June 22, 2017

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR GDS

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDSs) (EARLIER CALLED AS EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL AGENTS) UNDER EDA (RA) RULES,1965-PROCEDURE REGARDING(DOP ORDERS)





Saturday, June 17, 2017

Post Offices are going to play a vital role in development of farmers






The Centre has decided to use 1.75 lakh Common Service Centres (CSC) and post offices in a big way to encourage more non-loanee farmers to take up crop insurance schemes such as Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) in 2017-18 crop year beginning July. At present, it is mandatory for loanee farmers to take the crop insurance policy. CSCs, set up under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, till now were being utilised for booking railway tickets, providing Aadhaar numbers and passport applications. Sources said the Government now wants both loanee and non-loanee to take advantage of PMFBY as well as weather-based crop insurance scheme.

AGITATION PROGRAMMES BY NFPE & AIPEU-GDS, AIPCPCCWF

AGITATION PROGRAMMES BY NFPE & AIPEU-GDS, AIPCPCCWF




CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.
3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.
4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.
6. Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
7.  Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.
9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
10.  Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

7th Pay Commission: Notional Pay and Pension ready reckoner

The 7th Pay Commission notional pay and pension ready reckoner was prepared based on the fitment table issued by the government. The same was issued by the government for the 5th and 6th Pay Commission for the convenience of the pre-2016 pensioners. There are 16 tables which you could refer to and these acts as ready reckoners for you at anytime. 

Table 1 Fitment table was issued by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
Table 2 Fitment table was issued for the revision pay from 4th to 5th Pay Commission. 
Table 3 The table was also issued for the revision from 5th to 6th Pay Commission.
Table 4 You can arrive at the notional pay based on these tables.

Table 5 Arriving at the notional pay under the 7th Pay Commission is very easy.

Table 6 50 per cent of notional pay is basic pension.

Table 7 30 per cent of notional pay is family pension.

Table 8 If the amount of pension arrived at from notional pay is higher than existing revised pension, then it will be fixed as 7th Pay Commission revision pension.
Table 9 This table will give you a better picture on how to calculate.
Table 10 Check out this table.

Table 11 The table was prepared on the basis of the fitment table issued by the Government of India.
Table 12 Pension can be calculated from two formulations for pre 2016 Pensioners.

Table 13 It has been decided that pension may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th Pay Commission in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died.
Table 14 According to an order of 12th May 2017, the arrears on account of revision of pension/family pension in terms of these orders would be admissible with effect from 01.01.2016.

Table 15 One could also use the pension calculator.

Table 16 You could also visit this link to calculate your pension arrears.

BUNCHING OF STAGES IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE AS PER 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS - DOE ORDERS ISSUED ON 13.6.2017

BUNCHING OF STAGES IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE AS PER 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS - DOE ORDERS ISSUED ON 13.6.2017


150 post office passport seva kendras are being opened this year

"150 post office passport seva kendras are being opened this year and within two years all the 800 head post offices in all the districts would be in place," said minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh.
BHUBANESWAR:  The Centre has decided to open passport service centres in all the 800 district head post offices across the country in two years' time to increase people's access to the facility, especially in remote areas.

Making the announcement here today, minister of state for External Affairs V K Singh said, "150 post office passport seva kendras are being opened this year and within two years all the 800 head post offices in all the districts would be in place."

"We have decided to ensure that no citizen is made to travel long distances for a passport. People in far-flung areas of the country find it difficult to obtain passports and redress passport-related grievances," Mr Singh said.

The step has been initiated through a joint effort by the ministry of external affairs and the department of posts to deliver passport-related services to the people.

Passport seva kendras have already been launched in several district head post offices in various parts of the country.

"It has been decided to utilise head post offices as front offices for rendering passport services under this novel programme," he said.

The government has decided to scale up the programme following successful operationalisation of two pilot projects taken up initially.

Apart from expanding the passport services and giving a wider reach, procedures for obtaining passports have also been substantially simplified, the minister said.

"In addition, the entire process of getting passports has been made transparent, while middlemen and dalals have been done away with," Mr Singh said.

The former Army chief, who participated here at the 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' programme to mark the completion of three years of Narendra Modi government, also held discussion with ex-Army officials during an interactive programme.

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED NFPE OFFICE AT MANJERI ”KG BOSE BHAVAN” WAS INAUGURATED BY Hon’ble .CHIEF MINISTER OF KERALA COM. PINARAYI VIJAYAN ON 13.6.2017

 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED NFPE OFFICE ' KG BOSE BHAVAN wAS BEEN INAUGURATED BY HON.CHIEF MINISTER OF KERALA COM.PINARAYI VIJAYAN AT MANJERI ON 13.6.2017 .

            COM.P.K MURALIDHARAN CIRCLE CONVENOR NFPE & MANAGING TRUSTEE K.G BOSE TRUST PRESIDED OVER THE FUNCTION.

            THE BUILDING HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED BY THE DIVISIONAL UNION BY SPENDING 24 LAKH RUPEES.THE ENTIRE AMOUNT IS COLLECTED FROM THE MEMBERS OF NFPE WITHIN THE DIVISION.THE ENTIRE WORK IS COMPLETED BY TAKING JUST 4 MONTHS.WE CONSIDER IT AS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT .MANY TRADE UNION LEADERS, NFPE LEADERS &MEMBERS, GENERAL PUBLIC, MEDIA PERSONS, PENSIONERS ETC ATTENDED.HUGE PARTICIPATION.MORE THAN 2000  ATTENDED .

            THE CIRCLE UNION TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONGRATULATE OUR DIVISIONAL UNION FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT. DEFINITELY THIS IS A GLORIOUS MOMENT FOR US. THE PRESENCE & SPEECH OF HON .CHIEF MINISTER OF KERALA WAS INSPIRING & THUNDERING.HE NARRATED THE ANTI WORKER POLICY OF CENTRAL GOVT.AND DEMANDED THE BJP GOVT TO WITHDRAW THE PRIVATIZATION POLICY .HE ASSURED FULL SUPPORT TO THE STRUGGLES OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES. (COM.  P.K MURALIDHARAN CS P-3 & CONVENOR NFPE)







            NFPE GUNTUR CONVEY ITS GREETINGS AND CONGRATULATE DIVISIONAL UNION OF NFPE (KERALA) FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME

MAKE THE ALL PHASED AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES AS MENTIONED BELOW A GRAND SUCCESS FOR SETTLEMENT OF 10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS
AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME
Phase- I           – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date -              -  20.06.2017
Phase – II        - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date –             - 12.07.2017
Phase – III       - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date –                         - 26.07.2017
Phase IV          - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.
3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.
4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.
6.    Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
7.    Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7th CPC.
9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
10.  Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

SCRAP NPS – STOP OUTSOURCING

SCRAP NPS – STOP OUTSOURCING
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – 10.06.2016 – DELHI
 

Decided to intensify joint struggle against NPS and outsourcing by organizing nationwide intensive campaign and mobilization leading to a bigger trade Union action including strike demanding “withdraw contributory Pension System and stop outsourcing of Government functions”.
 

About 1000 delegates, mostly NPS employees, participated in the National Convention held at MPCU shah Auditorium, Delhi on 10.06.2017. The National Convention was presided over by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and Com. Subhash Lamba Senior leader of All India State Government Employees Federation.
Com. Tapan Sen, MP, Rajya Sabha and General Secretary, CITU, who inaugurated the National Convention called upon the Central and State Government employees to launch sustained struggle for compelling the Government to withdraw NPS and stop outsourcing of Government functions. He explained in detail the impact of the neo-liberal policy offensives unleashed by the BJP-led NDA Government on the common people and working class of our country and also divisive politics of the ruling class to weaken the unity of the working class.
Com. A Sreekumar, General Secretary, AISGEF, presented the draft declaration for adoption in the convention.
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers addressed the house supporting the declaration. Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parashar (Confederation) Com. Ashok Thool, Com. Ved Prakash Sharma, Com. Gade Srinivasalu Naidu (AISGEF) also addressed the Convention. The house adopted the declaration and the proposed programme of action unanimously. Com. Mangul Kumar Das (AISGEF) Welcomed the leaders and delegates and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Confederation) proposed vote of thanks.
Extracts from the declaration adopted by the National Convention on 10.06.2017
“Defined Contributory Pension Scheme does not guarantee returns. Benefits depends upon as to how the investment has fared in the stock market. The stock markets have never remained strong over a long period of time. It is not only volatile but susceptible to manipulation and machinations. The global financial crisis in 2008 has been the product of investment derivative manipulations. It wiped out the earnings of lakhs of workers, employees, teachers and many others. No Government came to render help to those unfortunate losers, whereas bail-out packages of millions of dollars was roled out to rescue culprits. On one “fine” morning, the workers lost everything including hope.”
“Large number of employees have joined the Central Services since 2004 and so is the case with the various state Governments, who have adopted the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme in replacement of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme. It is estimated that they presently constitute almost one-third of the total employees in Government departments in the country. The deeper study of the functioning of the Contributory Pension Scheme has proved that the promised better returns in the form of Annuity is nothing but an ever eluding mirage.”
“It is satisfying to note that the employees due to the consistent efforts undertaken by the Confederation and State Government Employees Federation have begun to observe the dimension of the problem and the support and solidarity provided by the democratically elected Government to the corporate houses. It is also equally gratifying that the young comrades have also begun to realize that this has to be resisted and defeated.”
“The Government employees has to emphatically demand that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme imposed in replacement of the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme must be scrapped to end the untenable discrimination of the Pre-2004 and post 2004 entrants to Government service and reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme that was in vogue for a century and more. In other words the Government must come forward to amend PFRD Act to exclude the Central and State Government employees from its ambit and operation.”
“This National Convention being held under the auspices of the Joint platform of Confederation of Central Government Employees Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation calls upon all the Central and State Government employees to rally behind the charter of issues and demands included in the declaration adopted by the Convention, hold sustained and continuous programme of action and organize strike action to compel the Government to repeal the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme and halt all sorts of contractorisation, casualization and outsourcing of Government functions.”
“This convention also appeals, especially to the younger generation employees to realize that their hard earned savings are being channelized into the hands of the monopoly capital to subserve their efforts in maximization of profit. This convention also appeals to them to understand the politics behind the policies and the pernicious impact of the neo-liberal economic policies on the life and livelihood of the multitude of their countrymen and be part and parcel of the global and national resistance being built against the globalization policies for the intensification of which pension reform process and informalisation of employment was ushered in by the World bank and IMF.”
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
1.      State level Joint Conventions before 31.08.2017 and formation of state level Joint Action Committees.
2.      District/ Taluk level conventions before 31.10.2017.
3.      Mass Dharna of Central and State Government Employees at all important centres on 21st November 2017 (21.11.2017, Tuesday).
4.      Raj Bhawan March (date will be finalized later).
5.      Nationwide campaign Jathas covering all districts of all states (dates will be finalized later).
6.      Massive Parliament March (date will be finalized later)
Next Phase of action will be declared by the Joint Acton Committee before the Parliament March.
National Level Joint Action Committee
The following are the members of the National Level Joint Action Committee.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1.      Com. K. K. N. Kutty                      2. Com. M. Krishnan,    3. Com. M. S. Raja
4.  Com. R. N. Parashar                    5. Com. Rupak Sarkar   6. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee
7.  Com. R. Seeethalakshmi
ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
1. Com. A. Sreekumar                         2. Com. Subhash Lamba         3. Com. Mangul Kumas Das
4. Com. Himanshu Sarkar                   5. Com. Vedprakash Sharma  6. Com. Ashok Thool
7. Com. Ashim Kumar Pal                  
TAKE A LEAD ROLE IN IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMMES
To,
              1.      All Affiliates of Confederation
              2.      All C-O-Cs
              3.      All National Secretariat Members
Dear Comrades,
You are requested to give wide publicity to the decision of the National Convention among employees and take a lead role in implementing the programme of action adopted by the Convention (as given above) in consultation and jointly with the All India state Government Employees Federation.
Fraternally yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & WhatsAPP – 09447068125

Email: mrksihnan6854@gmail.com

Transfer of Divisional Cadre officials of Andhra Pradesh Circle and Telangana Circle - One Time Transfer : Clarification from Telangana Circle.

Transfer of Divisional Cadre officials of Andhra Pradesh Circle and Telangana Circle - One Time Transfer : Clarification from Telangana Circle.




Promotion of Postmaster Grade I to Postmaster Grade II in AP Circle

Declaration Form for Declining LSG Promotion in Post Offices

Monday, June 12, 2017

Rulings about Study Leave in Department of Posts








 



Highlights of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India's Judgement on Aadhar PAN Linkage

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance 
10-June-2017 18:42 IST

Following are the major highlights of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India's Judgement on Aadhar PAN Linkage: 

1. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its Landmark Judgement has upheld Section139AA of the Income Tax Act,1961 as constitutionally valid which required quoting of the Aadhaar number in applying for PAN as well as for filing of income tax returns.

2. The Hon’ble Court also held that the “Parliament was fully competent to enact Section 139AA of the Act and its authority to make this law was not diluted by the orders of this Court.” Therefore, no violation of the earlier Supreme Court orders were found in enacting the provision.

3. The Hon’ble Court has also held that Section 139AA of the Act is not discriminatory nor it offends equality clause enshrined in Article 14 of the Constitution.

4. Section 139AA is also not violative of Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution in so far as it mandates giving of Aadhaar number for applying PAN and in the income tax returns and linking PAN with Aadhaar number. 

5. Section 139AA(1) of the Income Tax Act,1961 as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar/Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of PAN with effect from 1st July, 2017.


6. Section 139AA(2) of the Income Tax Act,1961 provides that every person who has been allotted PAN as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, shall intimate his Aadhaar on or before a date to be notified by the Central Government. The proviso to section 139AA (2) provides that in case of non-intimation of Aadhaar, the PAN allotted to the person shall be deemed to be invalid from a date to be notified by the Central Government.

7. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has upheld Section 139AA(1) which mandatorily requires quoting of Aadhaar for new PAN applications as well as for filing of returns.

8. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has also upheld Section 139AA(2) which requires that the Aadhaar number must be intimated to the prescribed authority for the purpose of linking with PAN.

9. It is only the proviso to Section 139AA(2) where the Supreme Court has granted a partial stay for the time being pending resolution of the other cases before the larger bench of the Supreme Court. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has unequivocally stated as follows:

“125. Having said so, it becomes clear from the aforesaid discussion that those who are not PAN holders, while applying for PAN, they are required to give Aadhaar number. This is the stipulation of sub-section (1) of Section 139AA, which we have already upheld. At the same time, as far as existing PAN holders are concerned, since the impugned provisions are yet to be considered on the touchstone of Article 21 of the Constitution, including on the debate around Right to Privacy and human dignity, etc. as limbs of Article 21, we are of the opinion that till the aforesaid aspect of Article 21 is decided by the Constitution Bench a partial stay of the aforesaid proviso is necessary. Those who have already enrolled themselves under Aadhaar scheme would comply with the requirement of sub-section (2) of Section 139AA of the Act. Those who still want to enrol are free to do so. However, those assessees who are not Aadhaar card holders and do not comply with the provision of Section 139(2), their PAN cards be not treated as invalid for the time being. It is only to facilitate other transactions which are mentioned in Rule 114B of the Rules. We are adopting this course of action for more than one reason. We are saying so because of very severe consequences that entail in not adhering to the requirement of sub-section (2) of Section 139AA of the Act. A person who is holder of PAN and if his PAN is invalidated, he is bound to suffer immensely in his day to day dealings, which situation should be avoided till the Constitution Bench authoritatively determines the argument of Article 21 of the Constitution. Since we are adopting this course of action, in the interregnum, it would be permissible for the Parliament to consider as to whether there is a need to tone down the effect of the said proviso by limiting the consequences.”

10. Finally the effect of the judgement is as following 
(i) From July 1, 2017 onwards, every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar must quote their Aadhaar number or their Aadhaar Enrolment ID number for filing of Income Tax Returns as well as for applications for PAN;
(ii) Everyone who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017, and who has Aadhaar number or is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to income tax authorities for the purpose of linking PAN with Aadhaar;
(iii) However, for non-compliance of the above point No.(ii), only a partial relief by the Court has been given to those who do not have Aadhaar and who do not wish to obtain Aadhaar for the time being, that their PAN