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Monday, May 25, 2015

Draft Notification relating to the amendment in the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1969 - reg.

NPS New Subscriber Regn. form

From: ADG (FS I)
Sent: 21 May 2015 16:40

To: CPMG Andhra Pradesh Circle; CPMG Assam Circle; CPMG Bihar Circle; CPMG Chattisgarh Circle; CPMG Delhi Circle; CPMG Haryana Circle; CPMG Gujrat Circle; CPMG Himachal Pradesh Circle; CPMG Jammu & Kashmir Circle; CPMG Jharkhand Circle; CPMG Karnataka Circle; CPMG Kerala Circle; CPMG Madhya Pradesh Circle; CPMG Maharashtra Circle; CPMG North East Circle; CPMG Punjab Circle; CPMG Orissa Circle; CPMG Rajasthan Circle; CPMG Tamilnadu Circle; CPMG Uttarakhand Circle; CPMG West Bengal Circle; CPMG Uttar Pradesh Circle

Cc: Director (CBS); Director (Financial Services); director@ceptmysore.net; "ADG FS-I"; nps.dop

Subject: FW: NPS New Subscriber Regn. form
IMPORTANT

Respected Sir / Madam,

This is regarding the revised NPS (All Citizen Model) Application Form renamed as CSRF 1 (of 4 Pages), Annexure I (for Tier II Details), Annexure II (for Additional Request Details) and Annexure III (for Additional Nomination Details) in English & Hindi language. The screen shot of the forms available for this NPS model is also attached for ready reference. These NPS forms can be accessed through PFRDA website i.e. www.pfrda.org.in - Forms – All Citizen Model Forms:- select the relevant form.
 

It is requested to arrange to communicate the matter to all the field units i.e. HPOs (Points of Presence - Service Provider (POP-SPs)) at the earliest for accepting new NPS (All Citizen Model) Account Opening Applications in future. It is further informed that all CRA FCs will accept this new form from 01 Jun 15 onwards. It is also requested to kindly arrange to ensure the timely PRAN generation of new NPS registrations. Your kind cooperation is highly solicited in this regard. 

S. Manik Lakra
Assistant Director General (FS-III)

Notification for Result of the Stamp Design Competition on the theme "Women Empowerment"

Yoga Training Sessions in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi for the benefit of Central Government Employees and their dependents at Jalebi Chowk Lawn, North Block, New Delhi w.e.f 25.5.2015.

ASSAM AND NE CIRCLE (NFPE) LEADERS MEETING WITH 7 CPC

 

G G P Colony S O, Bhubaneswar - 751 025 in dilapidated condition

Courtesy : The Samaj, 25.05.2015

NFPE’s All India Postal SBCO Employees Association, Odisha Circle branch conducted its 1st Biennial Conference on 24.05.2015

Another feather in NFPE, Odisha Circle branch
Dear Comrades,

The newly formed All India Postal SBCO Employees Association, Odisha Circle branch under the proud banner of  National Federation of Postal Employees successfully conducted its 1st Biennial Conference here in Bhubaneswar on 24.05.2015 . The Conference was successfully organized by Com. Srikant Kumar Mallick, Convener, Adhoc-Committee  and presided by Com . N P Panda.

Addressing the Open Session as Chief Speaker, Com. Virendra Tiwari, General Secretary, AIPSBCOEA, CHQ told the justification of forming such a Union under the banner of NFPE and briefly narrated the activities undertaken by the All India Union for the benefit of SBCO employees. This union has dared to do all those things starting from proposal of cadre restructuring of SBCO staff to preparation of draft memorandum  submitted to 7th CPC which other unions have pretended to do. He appealed all the SBCO staff members of Odisha Circle  to join in this union which will look after the welfare of the SBCO employees under the able guidance of  NFPE.

The following leaders of Odisha Circle also addressed the Open Session.

1.     Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Odisha and Vice-President CHQ

2.     Com. Debabrata Mohanty, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Postman & MTS, Odisha and Deputy-General Secretary,  CHQ

3.     Com. Kishore Biswal, Circle Secretary, AIPAEU, Postal Printing Press branch, Odisha 

4.     Com. Ashok Mohanty, Circle Secretary, R-IV, Odisha  Circle

5.     Com. Bruhaspati Samal, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar & Vice-President, Odisha Circle

6.     Com. Sudhir Kumar Swain, Divisional Secretary, Postman & MTS, Bhubaneswar

The following office bearers were unanimously elected for the ensuing session.

President
Com. N P Panda
Supervisor, SBCO, Korput HO
Circle Secretary
Com.  Srikant Kumar Mallick
PA, SBCO, Nayagarh HO
Treasurer
Com.  Sahdeb Munda
PA, SBCO, Rairangpur H O

The All India Postal Employees Union, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Divisional branch conveys its warm greetings to the newly elected office bearers.

Why NFPE ? – Special Appeal to  all the Staff members of SBCO, Odisha Circle

Dear Comrades,

National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) is a class-oriented militant organisation of above five lakhs postal employees. NFPTE was formed on 24.11.1954

                   The P&T trade union movement in India has inherited a history of struggles and sacrifices right from the days of British Raj.  During 1905 when there was no freedom to form unions, Babu Tarapada Mukherjee started this organisation in the name of a Postal Club at Kolkata GPO.  Tarapada was dismissed from service by the British Government for delivering a speech against the British Government in the year 1921 at Lahore All India Conference.  During the last more than one hundred years many leaders and workers of this organisation has been tortured, arrested and put under jail both by the British and Indian Governments.  Com. Dada Ghosh, founder Secretary General of NFPTE was arrested and placed under prolonged suspension. Com.N.J.Iyer, former All India President of NFPE was arrested for delivering a speech against “Emergency” in 1975 and imprisoned in Bikanir Jail for 18 months.  Com.K.Adinarayana, Former Secretary General of NFPE was in jail for three years for participating in the Telangara struggle against Nizam. Com. K. G. Bose, who electrified the P&T Trade Union movement with his class-oriented approach was dismissed from service. Many legendary leaders like Coms. O. P. Gupta, Henry Barton, V. G. Dalvi, K. L. Moza, A. S. Rajan, Piramanathan, N. C. Ambalavanan have lead this organization in the past.

                   25 days historic 1946 P&T strike is marked in the history of India’s freedom movement as one of the most militant struggle launched by P&T employees against the British Raj.  1960 five days strike of Central Government Employees, 1968 September 19th one day strike for Need Based Minimum wage in which 17 employees have been brutally murdered by the Government by resorting to firing and lathicharge. 1974 Bonus Strike, 1984 September 19th Strike for the emancipation of three lakhs Extra-Departmental employees, 1993 five day’s Postal Strike, 1996 eight days strike for bonus ceiling removal,  1998 eight days Postal strike, 2000 fourteen days Postal Strike were all lead by the National Federation of Postal Employees.  The one day strike by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers conducted last year on 12-12-2012 is another milestone in the history of Postal Trade Union movement. 

                   NFPE has been participating in all the nationwide General strikes including the 2013 February 20,21 two days strike conducted by the Central Trade Unions, right from 1991 onwards against the Neo-liberal imperialist globalization policies pursued by the Central Government. 

                   NFPE has conducted innumerable struggles for realization of the legitimate demands of the Postal employees especially the most down-trodden section of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees. 

                   NFPE is an affiliate of the Confederation of Central Govt. employees and Workers and is playing leading role in mobilizing the Central Government employees and organizing struggles including nation wide strikes. 

            So Comrades, NFPE is NFPE. It is the largest. It is the oldest. You can’t compare it with any other organization. 

Let’s join NFPE and strengthen it for our benefit.  

= B Samal =
Divisional Secretary
AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar &
Vice-President, Odisha Circle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

USPS News : Postal service building in New Jersey evacuated due to odor

Reuters | May 19, 2015
 
NEW JERSEY: A US Postal Service building in New Jersey was evacuated on Friday after reports of a strong, sweet odor at the site, a postal service official said.

Multiple postal service employees were medically evaluated for possible exposure to the unexplained odor at the facility in Hamilton Township, but it was not clear if they had been sickened, Postal Service spokesman Ray Daiutolo said.

Hazmat responders searched and cleared the building, Daiutolo said. An investigation into the smell is ongoing.

"The Postal Service will continue to work with authorities to complete any additional investigations necessary to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and mail," Daiutolo said in a statement

The building was one of several in the area targeted in anthrax attacks in 2001, news website NJ.com reported.

Aerial footage of the site on Friday showed workers in yellow hazmat suits canvassing the parking lot, where dozens of mail delivery trucks were parked.

Local police and fire officials could not be reached for comment.
 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

No job cut in transformation of Postal Dept: Comm & IT Min



The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.

There will be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured Friday. "I assure all employees that no one will lose their job during the transformation of Department of Post.

There is a need for capacity building," Prasad tweeted while sharing highlights of his address to circle heads of Department of Posts.

The Minister has been asking postal employees to transform themselves and help in transformation of post offices. "Computerisation of all Post Offices must be completed soon.

This is my priority and I will personally monitor the progress of this work," he tweeted. The minister said that proposed Post Bank of India will be a game changer for the department as it will take financial inclusion to a new level. "Post offices must gear up for this," he said.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.

Prasad said that DoP officers should reach out to eCommerce companies and offer them logistics services. "eCommerce is a great opportunity. India Post must use this opportunity to take eCommerce to the every corner of India," Prasad said.

India Post has launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi, that will handle e-retailing exclusively. The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day. Online retail players such as Amazon, Paytm and Snapdeal are using the Postal Department's services for their parcels.

He said that post offices in rural India must also improve their facilities and improve their visibility by placing sign boards so that people can locate it easily.

"Department of Post has to play a bigger & more active role in transformation of India. No other govt agency has such deep understanding of India," Prasad tweeted.

Source: PTI, Courtesy : http://www.moneycontrol.com/


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Barely a minute old , city girl has saving account

Agra: A minute-old baby girl in the city has become the youngest account holder under the Sukanya Samridhi Yojana (SSY), according to the city's Agra postal department.

SSY was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January for welfare of girl child across the country.

Laxmi Kumar, born on Saturday at 11.10am, breaks the previous record set by another Agra-born infant. The previous record of opening an account, held briefly by Ankita Devi Kashyap, was ten minutes.
The records have been tumbling due to the local postal department's endeavour to promptly open saving accounts of baby girls under SSY.

Besides tracking birth of every infant in the district hospital, the postal department is also suggesting names of the baby to ensure that an SSY account is registered in record time.

Vinod Kumar, director of postal services for Agra region, said, "We are going to send an entry to the Guinness Book of World Record as Laxmi is the youngest girl to have a saving account."

The central government's scheme for girl child has had many takers in Agra region. The general post office (GPO) of Agra has opened 89,000 saving accounts till May 15, the highest tally in Uttar Pradesh.

30th AIC , LUCKNOW – RECEPTION COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT


·      AT CHARBAGH LUCKNOW RAILWAY STATION (PLATFORM NO 1) RECEPTION COUNTER FOR HELPING OUR COMRADES WILL FUNCTION AT RMS OFFICE DURING AIC.
 

·      TWO BUSES WILL PLY BETWEEN CHARBAGH LUCKNOW RAILWAY STATION AND AIC VENUE.
 

·      ALL COMRADES ARE REQUESTED TO UTILISE THE SERVICES OF THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE.

Procedure to handle Finacle slowness

From: cbs-cept.dop

Sent: 22 May 2015 16:24

To: CBS CPC, Orissa Circle

Cc: Giriraj Ponnambalam; Sakthivelu VM; adpmu-odi; Kawaljit Singh; Director (CBS)

Subject: RE: Important: Finacle slowness: UNABLE note down/FIND the Regd. no of NSC/KVP

Dear SPOC,  

Procedure to handle such sitiation , was circlutated many times.

However it is reproduced below. 

First report the issue to fsidophelpdesk@infosys.com ,  get the ticket number and wait for the solution. 

 If there is no solution in time, please follow the following. 

(i)                  If transactions are not  posted and accounts are  not verified

MAKE AN ERROR ENTRY WITH ALL DETAILS

(a)    Delete the transactions in HTM

(b)   Cancel the accounts in Account opening menu.

(c)    In case of NSC/KVP, if user does not know registration number , search the same by providing CIF. Even then unable to find , then use HOAACVTD by providing account number in Temporary account number field and visit all the tabs. 

(ii)                If transactions are posted or partly posted WITHOUT CHECKING WITH VOUCHER and accounts are not verified

MAKE AN ERROR ENTRY WITH ALL DETAILS

(a)    If partly posted, user can not be deleted and transaction should be posted

(b)   If partly posted, because of insufficient fund, fund the source account by making an error entry and by taking approval from head of the office and post the transaction. (After  doing exceptional closing  , closure proceedings may be transferred to the account from which amount was transferred). This should be done only by getting approval. 

(c)    Verify the account in Account opening verification menu.

(d)   In case of NSC/KVP, if user does not know registration number , search the same by providing CIF. Even then unable to find , then use HOAACVTD and visit all the tabs before verification. Otherwise it will not allow the user to verify

(e)   After verification of account opening, account can be exceptionally closed in regular account closure menu  and closure amount may be transferred to the office account / source account from which amount was transferred 

(iii)               If agent commission is posted in excess.

             MAKE AN ERROR ENTRY

Agent commission transaction contains 3  records (1) Debiting from Agent commission office account (2) Crediting in TDS office account  (3) Crediting in Agent SB account. 

After completion of entire work, (1)  contact CEPT though email  by providing transaction IDs to know which are the office accounts involved and intimate over phone (2) CEPT  will make necessary changes in  Agent commission office account and TDS office accounts  and inform  (3) Then User will transfer excess amount by debiting Agent’s SB account & TDS account and credit into Agent’s commission account. While doing this no other user should be logged in other than user who will do the contra transaction. (4) This should be done within 10-15 minutes and intimate to CEPT through email and over phone. (5) CEPT will revert back the changes and inform (6) After getting confirmation from CEPT, User can start EOD. 

  Agent commission reversal entry may be done on any working day, if it is not feasible to do on the same day. 

Please note that this is only work around , it should not be regular practice.  If user gets " Could not get responce from Server", user should check HFTI / HAFI to know whether transaction/ account is created or not. Without checking, user should not do other transaction .


Thanks & regards,
CEPT - FSI Team

Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC)


MEMORANDUM ON ASSAM AND NORTH EASTERN REGION ISSUES SUBMITTED TO THE 7TH CPC BY REGIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNIONS, ASSAM AND NE CIRCLES, GUWAHATI 781001.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
REGIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNIONS,
ASSAM AND NE CIRCLES, GUWAHATI 781001

No. RCC (P)/Assam & NE/7th CPC Memorandum                            Dated 11/05/2015
 
To
            The Hon’ble Chairman
            7th Central Pay Commission
            Camp at Shillong
 
Subject: - Memorandum on Assam and North Eastern Region Issues.

Respected Sir,
On behalf of the Regional Co-ordination Committee of Postal Employees Unions comprising all the Circle Units of Assam and NE Circles of the Postal, RMS&MMS unions affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) we like to submit before the 7 CPC the following issues specific to North Eastern Region including Assam for careful consideration and positive recommendation.
We, the National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) represent more than 98% of 17000 odd regular Postal, RMS, MMS and GDS employees working in Assam and NE Circles of the Department of Posts. Geographically the North Eastern Region is encompassed by international borders except being connected by a very small corridor to rest of the country. Almost 90% of the areas under NE Region spread over to hazardous hilly tracks and dense forests. Most of the areas are terrorist affected and normal life is a distant dream for common peace loving people. Even after 67 years of independence there was no rail connectivity to the state capitals of NE Region except Guwahati in Assam. Only a few months back, the state capitals of Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh were fortunate enough to have a rail connectivity, that too with a mere obsolete Metre Gauge connection to Agartala. Even today, there is no double railway line in the region resulting in snail pace momentum of the trains in the region. NE Region cannot dream of electric railway line at a time when elsewhere in the country bullet trains are going to be a reality. Four-lining of the Highways has almost lost its direction in the region. Naturally the movement of Goods and Services has become dearer and dearer resulting in higher cost of living in comparison to other parts of the country.
During the last decade or so, the North Eastern region could not attract even 1% of Total Investment of India, whether it is private or public.  Banking expansion and Credit-Deposit Ratio in the region is far below the all India average (1.81% against all India average of 2.45%). Per capita availability of electricity in the region is only 153 KW against an all India average of 879 KW. Investment plus CDR is only -0.24% against all India average of 4.25%. Consequently there is no industrial development; almost nil public investment and rise in unemployment is alarming in the region.
In a nutshell, this region is far behind the other parts of the country in respect of development as well as access to government and public services. Facing all these odds, our employees are serving the people day and night even in the most difficult terrains of the hilly tracks of the region.
Under these circumstances while endorsing the Common Memorandum submitted by the National Council Staff Side, JCM and Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers on general issues of the Central Government employees and NFPE-FNPO Joint Memorandum on Postal Employees common issues, we hereby submit the following issues specific to North Eastern Region including Assam for careful consideration and positive recommendation.
Special Duty Allowance
            (a) We fully endorse the views expressed in the common Memorandum submitted by both the National Council Staff Side JCM and also the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.
            In view of the peculiar circumstances still prevailing, rather the increasing hazardous situation and regional disparities as explained in our para 2-4 above, we also reiterate that in consideration of such peculiar situation prevailing in the North Eastern States i.e insurgency, high cost of living, inaccessibility etc .and continued discontents amongst the CG employees working in this region , the staff side in the National Council raised the demand for a special allowance to be granted to employees posted in North Eastern States. The Government agreed to set up a committee to look into the grievances. The committee suggested for grant of such an allowance. However, when the Government issued orders, the allowance was in fact granted only to those personnel with an all India transfer liability or only for Officers in Group A services. The said decision generated resentment amongst the other segment of employees. The North Easter region witnessed tumultuous agitations including a 38 days continuous strike by the postal employees, the longest ever strike of the government employees in the country. Some employees approached the Court and obtained favourable orders. But the Government refused to implement those court orders for similarly placed employees.
The matter was brought before the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC recommended extension of the said benefit to all sections of the employees. Ultimately the Government issued orders to cover all employees with the special duty allowance in 2008 by which all personnel posted in N E Region become entitled for special duty allowance at 12.5%.
But on 10th February, 2009, the Government suo moto issued an O.M (F.No.14017/4/2005 AIS(11) according to which an additional monetary incentive to officers belonging to North East Cadres of the All India Services @ 25% of their basic pay + Grade Pay was granted. The additional monetary incentive was given the nomenclature “Special allowance for Officers belonging to North East Cadres of all India Services”. If the grant of the allowance is justified on the ground of remoteness, arduous environment, endemic insurgency etc, how then it could be denied to the employees who are to face the same situation throughout their service career. The order is discriminatory and repetition of the efforts of DOPT while granting SDA earlier, which had to be rescinded on the recommendation of 6th CPC. We request the 7th CPC to recommend that in the light of the above cited order dated 10-2-2009 the employees may be granted Special Duty Allowance @ 37 ½ % of pay.

(b) We further request the Commission to consider the fact that SDA was being paid to the postal employees from 01-11-1983 as result of court verdicts and agitations. But suddenly the same was stopped wef 01-06-2002 without any valid reason causing further accumulation of resentment, that was somewhat diluted when the 6th CPC regularized wef 01-09-2008. But recently All India Radio Directorate has issued an order vide its Memo No 15(8)2008-A&G Dated 30/31 March, 2015 to pay the arrear up to 31-08-2008 in respect of its employees similarly placed with the Postal Employees.(copy enclosed)
We, therefore, request the Commission to recommend in favour of ending this discrimination by paying the entire arrear  upto 31-08-2008 in respect of postal employees also.
Compensatory City allowance
We fully endorse the views expressed by the Confederation in para 15.3 in its Memorandum in respect of admissibility CCA.
We further reiterate that 
“There is a condition that CCA is not admissible in respect of the cities in the regions where employees are getting Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA) in the entire region. The restriction that two compensatory allowances (CCA and SCA) are not admissible at a time should be withdrawn considering the fact that cost of living in the cities in the regions is higher than the suburban and the rural areas. That means, CCA should be admissible the cities in addition to SCA which is admissible for whole of the region.”
 
Transport allowance.
We fully endorse the views expressed in the common Memorandum submitted by both the National Council Staff Side JCM and also the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers as under:
The 5th CPC had introduced transport allowance for employees working in classified towns on account of various factors like unprecedented growth of city limits, increase in volume of traffic and non availability of residential accommodation at reasonable rents near offices, which are usually located in the heart of cities. If these were the factors it appears that the 5th CPC did not take into account that it is usually a low paid employee who finds residence at a very long distance from his office whereas officers are offered residences very near to their offices. If, therefore, transport allowance was meant to defray the transportation charges from residence to office and back the higher rates should have been recommended for the low paid employees who were residing at a distant places. Since the 6th CPC’s recommendation in this regard was implemented, there had been several rounds of increase in the fuel charges making a cascading impact on the public transport fares. Taking these factors into account, we suggest that the following rates of transport allowance may please be recommended.
Pay Range                    X classified city             Other places.
Pay upto Rs. 75,000      Rs. 7500 + DA Rs.         3750 +DA
Above Rs. 75,000          Rs. 6500 +DA    Rs. 3500+ DA
 
Considering the communication bottleneck still prevailing in the region as explained in our para 2-4 above, we request the Commission to recommend Transport allowance in respect of all places of North Eastern Region at par with an uniform rate of X classified cities.
 
Additional Monetary Incentive for Personnel Posted in N E Region
In accordance with the MOF/DOE OM No 20014/3/83-E.IV Dated 14th Dec,   1983 Paragraph IX and reiterated from time to time the employees transferred to NE Region  from other parts of the country and also transferred within the region are enjoying the benefits of Double HRA and Hostel Subsidy etc whereas these are denied to the local employees in respect of transfer from one state to another.
We therefore request the Commission to recommend extension of same facilities to the local employees of the region in respect of inter-state transfer also.
Rent Free Accommodation
Often, the employees are asked to be stationed at remote/inhospitable areas for operational purposes. They are not provided with any facility. We suggest that they must at least be provided with rent free residential accommodation, for it is difficult for them to get any residential accommodation in view of the peculiar situation as described in para 2-4 above.
Leave Travel Concession

Leave Travel Concession is a facility extended to the Government employees, which enables them to avail holidays and undertake travel as a tourist . The facility provides him with an opportunity to be away from the monotonous daily routine and be with his family members without the tension of the official duties. It is an established fact that if employee is encouraged to take such holidays they will reform rejuvenated and the employer is benefitted through his increased productivity.
 
Over the years, on representation from employees, the concession has been widened. However, some aspects of this facility require certain further relaxations/improvements. We enumerate those as under:-
 
1. Permission for air journey for all categories of employees to and from NE Region.
2. Permission for personnel posted in NE Region for a journey within NE Region.
3. To increase the periodicity of the LTC to once in two years.
4. Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India, once in his service career in lieu of the LTC.

       We further request the 7th CPC to consider recommending our suggestions for improvements to the Government.
 
1.     Home town conversion facility should be made available to all irrespective of whether home town is in the HQ station or outside the HQ station.
2.     LTC by air should be made available to all employees working in the NE Region irrespective of whether it is Home Town or All India LTC.
3.     LTC by air should be provided all over India after reaching certain scale of pay.
Medical Facilities [CGHS/CS(MA) Rules]
We fully endorse the views expressed by the Confederation in para 16.10 in its Memorandum in respect of medical facilities under CGHS and CS (MA) Rules.
Considering the serious transport bottleneck in the NE Region and due to lack of proper medical facilities in the NE Region, Air Lifting Facilities should be provided to referred medical cases of NE Region in and outside the region.
Grameen Dak Sewaks (GDS)
(a) We fully endorse the following views expressed in in the common Memorandum submitted by both the National Council Staff Side JCM and also the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers in respect of inclusion GDS in the 7 CPC and also consideration of their causes by the 7 CPC .
“We solicit the kind reference of the 7th CPC to the observation made by the 4th CPC in Page No.4 Part-I, Vol-I of their report, which is reproduced for ready reference:
“The matter is however beyond controversy after the decision of Supreme Court in Gokulananda Das Case (1957 1SCR679) where it has been declared that an extra Departmental labour is not a casual worker but “holds a post under the administrative control of the state” and that while such a post is outside the regular civil services, there is no doubt that it is a post under the “state”. In view of the pronouncement, we were unable to accept the contention that the Extra Departmental Employees were outside the purview of the terms of our Commission. They no doubt have their own peculiar conditions of their own service and in that sense their case is somewhat special. We therefore could not exclude them from our consideration, but we accepted the Government suggestion for the setting up of a one man committee to look into their conditions of service as was done in the 2nd and 3rd Pay Commission. Accordingly, a one man’s Committee under Shri R.R. Savoor was set up vide DGPNT’s Resolution No. 6/29/83 PA.II dated 5.11.1984.”
 
The argument advanced by the Postal Department that they are outside the civil service except for the purpose of CCS(CCA) Rules (disciplinary purposes) is untenable. That being so, the Gramin Dak Sevaks deserve to be in the purview of the 7th CPC terms of reference. The experiment of getting their wages revised through a one man Committee in the past had resulted in a total deprivation of all benefits other than pay which as civil servants all employees of the Government of India have been bestowed.
The organizations in the Postal Department who represent the Gramin Dak Sevaks will be submitting an elaborate memorandum containing the proposal for wage revision, revision of the existing benefits and allowances including grant of pensionery benefits for GDS. We request the 7th CPC to consider their memorandum and make appropriate recommendations. We also request that the Commission not to agree with the probable suggestion of the Government to set up a separate committee as was done earlier.”
We, therefore, request the Commission to consider the Memorandum submitted by All India Postal Employees Union, GDS (NFPE) and to recommend favourably to the Government to improve the living conditions of lowest paid employees of the Department of Posts.
(b)  We also request the Commission to bring the GDS employees of this region at par with other postal employees in respect Special Duty Allowance, CCA, Transport allowance, LTC, Medical facilities etc.
With regards,

Yours faithfully,
 
    D. K. Debnath            Garga Talukdar              Saifur Zaman               Pankaz Kr Das
   Convenor RCC             CS R III Assam             CS P III Assam   CS Admin Union Assam

Biditmoy Barman       Mainul Haque          Intazur Rahman                   Pankaj Bharali
 CS SBCO Assam     CS P IV Assam          CS R IV Assam                CSGD (NFPE)Assam

Ramani Bhattacharyya  B K Sharma          Lakhamti Wahlang            Uttam Chanda
    CS P III NE           CS Admin Union NE    CS P IV NE                      CS GDS (NFPE)NE