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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bhubaneswar Division all set for one day nationwide general strike on 02.09.2016

Combined General Body Meeting of NFPE Unions, Bhubaneswar Division held in PRC, Bhubaneswar GPO on 28.08.2016  resolves to bring thundering success to the forthcoming one day nationwide strike on 02.09.2016.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Clarification on Security Certificate of RTI Portal

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
27-August-2016 17:40 IST
 
Clarification on Security Certificate of RTI Portal

A news item titled ‘Security Certificate of RTI Portal Expires’ has appeared in a section of the press today. In the said article, the following main points have been raised:

(i) It has been quoted that the there is a problem with the website for past two weeks

(ii) Security certificate for the RTI online portal has expired

(iii) Data security is at risk so the personal information of the applicant is not secured

(iv) The applicants are unable to pay Rs. 10/- as RTI fee through online portal as the payment gateway is not functioning

(v) Besides these, other technical issues have been raised

It is hereby clarified that the renewal of the Security Certificate has already been applied for and is under process. Necessary payment has been made and procedural formalities have already been completed by the Department of Personnel & Training. It may further be clarified that the RTI online portal is functional and payment gateway is also accepting RTI fee from the applicants. There has been no problem whatsoever in accessing the portal by the citizen/applicant. Data security is also not at risk. The portal is running successfully.

All but BMS reject appeal to call off Sept.2 strike

Support for the strike from so many sections could make it one of the biggest in recent memory

All the central trade unions (CTUs), barring the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Saturday evening categorically rejected the appeal made on Friday by the Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya to call off the scheduled September 2 all-India general strike.

Responding to an e-mail sent by the Minister to the trade unions, which lists the ‘proactive steps’ taken by the government to address the unions’ charter of demands, AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Das Gupta told The Hindu, “The Minister’s letter and the status report on our charter of demands is a repetition of old arguments. Nothing tangible has been offered, so our decision to strike stands.” 

An isolated BMS, which has had two rounds of talks with the Group of Ministers led by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is waiting to hear formally from the government before taking a view on the strike.

Virjesh Upadhyay, BMS’ General Secretary told The Hindu, “Yes, I have heard of the Minister’s letter. We do not appreciate the approach of the Centre. Having said that, I want to state that we observed a certain advancement in the position of the government on our demands on issues related to anganwadi workers, bonus, and minimum wages. So, we would wait for a formal word from the government on commitments made to us. Otherwise, we would be compelled to take action.”

The AITUC leader’s letter to the Minister argues that for over a year, the GoM had not convened a single meeting with any central trade union barring one [the BMS].

The letter adds: “The government is going ahead with pro-employer labour law amendments through executive orders or otherwise, and giving assent to the anti-worker amendments moved by some state governments.”

Similar one last year
CTUs had observed a similar strike on September 2 last year on a broad chapter of 12 demands in protest against what they had termed as the “anti-people” policies of the Narendra Modi government. The BMS, which had initially agreed to the strike call, backed off in the last minute.

Unions of central government employees, who have their own grievances related to the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, are also mulling over the possibility of extending support to the strike.

Last week, university and college teachers’ unions backed the strike. Support to the strike from so many sections could make it one of the biggest in recent memory. 

Among the demands of the trade unions are strict enforcement of all basic labour laws, minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000 per month with provisions of indexation, assured enhanced pension of not less than Rs. 3,000 per month, stoppage of disinvestment in central/state PSUs, the end of contracting permanent perennial work, and the payment of same wages.
Source :  http://www.thehindu.com

HC Judgement on the Termination of Postal Recruitment PA/SA 2014

Promotion and Postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfers / postings of regular HAG officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26th August 2016

Dr. Santosh Ku. Kamila (IPoS-1986) has been ordered to be posted as Chief PMG, Odisha Circle vide Directorate Order No.1-3/2016-SPG dated 26-08-2016. 

All India Postal Employees Union, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division extends a generous welcome to Dr. Kamila  to Odisha Circle. 

Click here to view Directorate's Order.

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the service - order dated 26th August 2016

 Shri Anil Ku. Singh (IPoS-1989) presently working as DPS( BD & Mails) has been ordered to be  posted as PMG, North Region, Muzaffarpur on his promotion vide Directorate Order No.1-4/2016-SPG dated 26-08-2016.
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Transfer / Postings in the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 26.08.2016

Extension of benefit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) – regarding.

IMPORTANT GOVT ORDER
A MAJOR VICTORY OF THE STRUGGLE OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES:
             Confederation of central Govt Employees & Workers have been continuously fighting against pension reforms implemented by Govt in tune with the neo-liberal policies and demanding SCRAPPING OF THE NEW PENSION SYSTEM (NPS). Further we have been demanding that those employees who are covered by NPS should be eligible for payment of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) and Family Pension and also Govt guaranteed Minimum Pension and Compensation for price rise (Dearness Relief). Now the Govt has conceded one of our demand. Govt of India has issued orders to extend the benefit of Gratuity to all NPS Employees. Further the Cabinet has decided to constitute a committee for streamlining the implementation of NPS. We shall present the remaining issues before that Committee also. Scrapping of NPS is one of the main demand of 2016 September 2nd General Strike also. No struggle will go in vain. Let us make the strike a grand success

 M.Krishnan,
Secretary General
Confederation.                   
No. 7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
Ministry of Personnel, Public (Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110 003, Dated the 26th August, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Extension of benefit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) – regarding.
            The undersigned  is directed  to say that the pension of the Government  servants appointed on or  after 1.1.2004 is regulated  by the new Defined Contribution  Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their O.M. No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment  of gratuity on provisional  basis in respect of  employees covered under  National Pension System on their  retirement  from  Government  service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s O.M. No. 38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.
2.         The issue of grant of gratuity in respect of government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government  employees covered by National Pension System shall be  eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement  gratuity  and  Death  gratuity’ on the same  terms and  conditions, as are applicable  to employees covered by  Central Civil Service (Pension) Rulke,1972.
3.         These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their .D. Note No. 1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.
4.         In their application to the persons belonging to the India Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
5.         These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government Employees who joined Government Service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1.2004. 
                                                                                                                 Sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)
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Extension of benefits of (Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity) to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)-regarding   (Click the link below to view original order)

 http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwf_26082016.pdf

Friday, August 26, 2016

New look of India Post website

 

Result of LGO Examination 2015-16

Revision of foreign postage rates of letter post items with effect from 1.09.2016

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To view the Gazzette Notification please Click Here.

Com. Rama Chandra Kandi bereaved



Ratnakar Kandi father of Com. Rama Chandra Kandi , Asst. Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division  expired at about 7.30 PM on 25.08.2016 at his native place Astaranga in the age of 91.
Expressing our sincere condolence,  we pray Lord Jagannath to shower His unending blessings over the bereaved family members to bear with this irreparable loss.
Let the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Comments for amendment to PFRDA (Exit & Withdrawals) Regulations, 2015

Logo Support and Permission for Health Camps for Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Wellness Program-reg.

Govt staff showered with 2-wheeler discounts

Aim to expand sales after 7th Pay Commission hike

 Two-wheeler majors, including and Honda, have started offering exclusive and offers to government employees and pensioners to expand sales. The move comes after enhanced pay packages under the Seventh Pay Commission came into effect from January this year. Since then, arrears of the preceding months, too, have been disbursed. There are 4.8 million central government employees and 5.5 million pensioners, who will benefit from the increase. 

  The country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp is offering cash discounts of Rs 1,500 on every product (motorcycles and scooters), irrespective of ticket size. For government employees residing in Delhi, insurance worth Rs 1,600 is also being offered gratis. “The scheme is available to government employees and their family,” said a Delhi-based dealer.
 
The second biggest player, Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), is offering steep benefits of up to Rs 10,000 for government employees on three motorcycle brands - Dream Neo, Dream Yuga and CB Shine. These include cash benefit of around Rs 2,000 and discounts on bike financing. The offers though are valid till September. 
  
“Government employees and their families comprise a large chunk of two-wheeler customers. The disbursements before festivals accelerate purchasing power. We have seen a healthy growth in individual buys by government employees, compared to the same month last year. As benefits continue in the festive season, so do buying,” said Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vice-president (sales & marketing), HMSI.
 
The domestic two-wheeler had grown by a paltry three per cent in FY16, as the rural economy faced challenges due to a below-normal monsoon. The two key triggers - a normal rainfall and increased salaries of government employees - are expected to drive volumes this year. In the April-July period of the current year, domestic two-wheeler sales have grown by 14 per cent.
 
“The increased payout is godsend for automobile companies. We expect increase in sales of two-wheelers, owing to improved purchasing power and changes in socioeconomic lifestyle. has announced various schemes targeted at these customers, which include huge savings on finance schemes, extended warranty, etc. We are offering these schemes both for existing central government employees as well as pensioners,” said a spokesperson at TVS Motor Company.
 
Top carmakers had also announced sops for government employees. is giving benefits of Rs 7,000 on the Grand i10 and Xcent and Rs 5,000 each on the i10 and the Eon, in addition to the existing promotional offers for central government employees.
 
announced a scheme for central and state government employees, offering them benefits such as additional cash discounts or the option to buy extended warranty policy, annual maintenance packages as well as accessories on the purchase of a Tata car, except for the recently launched Tiago.

SPINNING THE WHEELS OF FORTUNE

HERO MOTOCORP
 
Offering cash discounts of ~1,500 on every product (motorcycles and scooters), irrespective of ticket size
For government employees residing in Delhi, insurance worth ~1,600 is also being offered gratis

HONDA MOTORCYCLE AND SCOOTER INDIA
 
Offering steep benefits of up to ~10,000 for government employees on three motorcycle brands - Dream Neo, Dream Yuga and CB Shine. These include cash benefit of around ~2,000 and discounts on bike financing

TVS MOTOR COMPANY 
 
Has announced various schemes, which include huge savings on finance schemes, extended warranty, etc

ALSO IN THE DISCOUNT RACE…

HYUNDAI 
 
Giving benefits of ~7,000 on the Grand i10 and Xcent and ~5,000 each on the i10 and the Eon, in addition to existing promotional offers for central government employees

TATA MOTORS
 
Announced a scheme for central and state government employees, offering them benefits such as additional cash discounts or the option to buy extended warranty policy, annual maintenance packages as well as accessories on the purchase of a Tata car, except for the recently launched Tiago.
Source :  http://www.business-standard.com