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Friday, November 30, 2012

Confederation requests all state level leaders to take similar action as done by Odisha Circle (Bhubaneswar Division)

 Extracts From Confederation Website :


Manishinath Bhawan
A2/95 Rajourigarden
New Delhi-10027
website: confederationhq.blogspot. com.
Conf/ 14/2012 Dated: 29th November, 2012-11-29

Dear Comrade,

                Kindly refer to the Lok Sabha Bulletin Part II Nos. 4687-4695 Wednesday, November, 21 2012  and the discussion your office had with us in the matter  The Government has proposed to move two resolutions  i.e. No. 4693 and 4694.  As desired by you we send herewith the draft of the counter resolution to be moved by you in the matter. 

Against Resolution No. 4693:                                   Text of the Counter resolution.

From whom received.   Ministry concerned.    
Shri Basudeb Acharya.   Finance.                              This house disapproves the proposal of the Government to reject the award given on 24th November, 2005 by the Board of Arbitration in CA Reference case No. 3 of 2004 regarding revision of rates of transport allowance to the Central Government employees as the expenditure to be incurred is not going to be Rs. 1232 crores.   The increased allowance is to be given for only two months i.e. November, 2005 and December, 2005 as Transport allowance at much higher rates has already been paid from 1.1.2006 onwards.

Against Resolution No. 4694.                                   Text of the Counter resolution.

Shri Basudeb Acharya. Finance                                  This house disapproves the proposal of the Government to reject the award given on 6.4.2004 by the Board of Arbitration in CA reference case No. 2 of 2002 regarding grant of house rent allowance to the Central Government employees for the period from 1.1.2996 to 31.7.1997  at pre-revised rates but with reference to revised pay.  This is only a one time expenditure for the period of 19 months and logically to be related to the revised pay as was obtaining at the relevant point of time.  Since this expenditure will be met from the savings in the Budget under the head Salaries no diversion of any funds are to take place.

                   With greetings,
                   Yours fraternally,

K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Filling up of vacancies reserved for Persons with Disabilities- reg.

Click here to view O M No. 36035/6 /2012-Estt.(Res.), Dated 26th November, 2012 issued by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Guidelines for monitoring and expeditious disposal of the disciplinary proceeding cases - reg.

Click here to view O M No. 425/04/2012-AVD-IV(A), dated 29th November, 2012 issued by Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension

A Commemorative Postage Stamp on the Consumer Protection Act Issued

On the completion of the enactment of Consumer Protection Act (CPA), 1986, a commemorative postal stamp was issued by the president of India, Shri Pranab Mukhrji here today.

On the occasion Prof. K.V. Thomas, minister of state of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said that 1986 was a watershed year in the history of consumer movement in India that witnessed the enactment of the consumer protection act – the ‘magna carta’ legislation aimed at protecting the interests of consumers that they do not fall victims to the unfair trade practices and sub-standard services in the market place. He said that the special feature of this act is to provide speedy and inexpensive mechanism to redress the grievances of the consumer, and award compensation wherever appropriate. The act ensures consumer rights such as the right of choice, safety, information, public hearing and consumer education.

The minister said India’s 1.2 billion consumers are the lifeblood of our economy. “A vibrant economy depends on effective demand from consumers for affordable quality products and services. Among the consumers, the disadvantaged groups, particularly vulnerable low-income earners, the unemployed, the physically and mentally challenged need our special attention. This is why, more than ever, we need a well-conceived, empowered and pro-active consumer policy”, he asserted.

Prof Thomas said that it is a fact that the consumer movement in India gathered momentum with the enactment of the CPA, credit for which goes to our former prime minister, late Shri Rajiv Gandhi who had given a new thrust to the quality movement in India so that India could move into the 21st century with pride. This unparalleled act provides for the establishment of three tier disputes redressal machinery, consisting of the national commission, state commission and district fora. Since one of the most important consumer rights is the right to seek redressal, the act provides the consumers with a welcome alternative from the lengthy proceedings of civil court. at present, there are 627 district forums and 35 state commissions, apart from national commission, functioning in the country, with a disposal rate as high as 92%. , he said.

Highlighting the importance of consumer awareness, Prof Thomas said that provisions of consumer protection act alone may not be sufficient for consumers to assert their rights under this act. Amongst the various efforts undertaken by the government, consumer information and education remain the two most important areas of concentration as they are the most effective means to counter the malpractices of the manufacturers and the market forces. Therefore, the department of consumer affairs is running a massive consumer awareness campaign under the slogan “jago grahak jago”. Joint campaigns are being taken up with other ministries/ departments which have consumer interface. Towards this end in view, the department has used railway tickets, utility bills and post cards to reach remote parts of the country.

Minister of state of communications and Information Technology, Dr Kruparani gave the special features of the commemorative stamp and its objective. Issued in the denomination of Rs 5/, stamp shows consumer uniting against the banner ‘Jago Grahak Jago’. 
Source : PIB, 29 Nov 2012

On request of AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar Division,Shri Sashi Bhusan Behera Hon'ble MP (Rajya Sabha) writes to Prime Minister of India to intervene on 12.12.12 strike issues

On request of AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar Division, Dr.(Prof) P K Patasani, Hon'ble MP ( Lok Sabha) writes to Prime Minister of India to intervene on 12.12.12 strike issues

Divisional Union requested Hon'ble Members of Parliament to write to the Prime Minister of India on 12.12.12. strike issues

In two separate occasions, a team headed by Com. B Samal, Divnl. Secy. and accompanied with Com. Gadadhar Rath and Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty , Asst. Secretaries met Dr. ( Prof.) Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Hon’ble Member of Parliament ( Lok Sabha) at his Bhubaneswar residence on 27.08.2012  and Shri Sashi Bhusan Behera, Hon’ble Member of Parliament ( Rajya Sabha) at his Cuttack  residence on 28.11.2012 and discussed the 12.12.12 strike issues in detail with submission of required memorandum and requested the MPs  to write to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for his kind intervention to solve the strike issues.
Both the MPs agreed to look into the matter seriously and promptly.
Com. B Samal handing over a memorandum with brief notes on 15 point charter of demands for one day all India Strike on 12.12.12 to Shri Sashi Bhusan Behera, Hon'ble MP ( Rajya Sabha) at his Cuttack residence on 28.11.2012

CHQ issued notice for 29th AIC at Thiruvananthapuram

Click here to view the notice dated 29.11.2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gold Medal to Com. Malaya Ranjan Pati, P A, Bhubaneswar GPO in All India Civil Services Athletic Competitions 2012-13

This Gold Medal is fourth time in a row
Bhubaneswar Division / Odisha Circle is really proud of your success 

Eligibility of children from a void or voidable marriage for family pension - clarification regarding

Click here to view Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare OM No.l/16/1996-P&PW (E) (Vol.II) dated 27th November, 2012


The Facebook era: Does the right to express includes the right to insult?

The arrest of Shaheen Dadha, who posted a comment on her Facebook page, and her friend, Renu Srinivasan, who 'Liked' it, has again brought to the fore the debate about freedom of speech and attempts to curb it. By all accounts, the arrest was unjustified and a perfect example of arbitrary exercise of executive power. Legitimate questions are being asked whether the haste with which the Maharashtra police acted was due to political pressure. Thankfully, the girls were granted immediate bail. Now if only the charges against them are dropped with equal immediacy!

Despite all that, to say that Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, under which these girls were charged, is a "perverse provision of law" and so should be abolished undermines the lawmaking process and wrongly assumes the law was promulgated only with the intention to check free speech online. As a defender of the rule of law, I submit that an administrative authority acting in an arbitrary manner is not sufficient argument to strike down the statute, especially since the arbitrary action will itself be struck down by the courts.

Introduced in 2008, the intention behind Section 66A was clearly to check the growing menace of irresponsible electronic messages/communications.

This Section punishes with imprisonment and a fine, any person who sends information that is offensive, has a menacing character or causes annoyance, inconvenience, insults or promotes hatred or ill-will. The inclusion of annoyance and inconvenience can lead one to believe the Section is broadly worded.

But benefit of the doubt needs to be given to the draftsmen who recognised the rapid pace of technological development and their inability to fully cover all offences, and hence judiciously enacted a broad provision. An English jurist said, "The words, as well as the acts, which tend to endanger society differ from time to time. After all, the question whether a given opinion is a danger to society is a question of the times and is a question of fact."

Critics argue this Section is beyond the scope of reasonable restrictions on the exercise of free speech, provided under Article 19(2). Another criticism is that it criminalises conduct, in excess of what constitutes an offence under the Indian Penal Code. It's argued that a verbal insult or annoyance is not an offence, then why should the same thing, if done using an electronic medium, be deemed a crime? While this criticism may have some merit, the anonymity of the online world necessitates that electronic communication that insults or is intended to cause persistent annoyance or spread falsehood must be treated as a crime.

As for whether Section 66A restricts free speech enshrined in our Constitution, the answer is slightly longer. The Supreme Court has held that a drastic restriction on the right of a citizen, when imposed by statute, call for a strict construction, especially if quasi-penal consequences ensue.

But it also observes that the framers of our Constitution wrote down reasonable restrictions on libertarian exercise of freedoms and notes Dr Ambedkar's arguments in the constituent assembly that it would be incorrect to assume fundamental rights are absolute. Freedom of speech doesn't confer absolute right to speak sans responsibility.

Shaheen Dadha's comment, when compared to other things one reads online, is rather benign. Her post, about a revered local leader, may be perceived as ill-timed, especially since the law stipulates the character of every act depends on the circumstances in which it is done.

But even that does not make out the offence for which she has been charged. Her case is easily contrasted from that of the tweeter charged in Karti Chidambaram's complaint, under the same section. There, Mr Srinivasan, a self-confessed India Against Corruption supporter, opposed to the ruling government, persistently published grossly offensive information intended to spread ill-will and hatred about Chidambaram.

Confronted with these current-day challenges, the Supreme Court recently re-examined the delicate balance between the freedom and restrictions and noted that freedom of speech is essential for the proper functioning of the democratic process. It held freedom of speech and expression as the first condition of liberty and one that occupies a preferred position in the hierarchy of liberties. But the court notes that rights are not absolute and the existence of every right is coupled with a corresponding duty.

One has the right to express and dissent, but does that include the right to insult, offend and disparage? As the virtual world offers no physical contact, does that mean it requires no checks on what one can say? A hallmark of progressive nations is the ability to debate contentious issues and find solutions. One hopes some of these questions will be answered in due course.

Till then, the recent advertisement "behave yourself India, the youth is watching" can well be turned on its head. 
( By   Satvik Varma, Source :

Monday, November 26, 2012

Briefs on Agenda Items submitted by National Federation of Postal Employees affiliated Unions for Periodical Meeting to be taken by Secretary(P) on 29.11.2012 at 1000 hrs.

Sl. No.
All India Postal Employees Union, Group ‘C’.
1. Filling up the Posts of APM Accounts & Promotional avenue to Accounts line officials.
The APM Accounts Posts in LSG & HSG.II have been filled up among the PO & RMS Accountant’s qualified officials as per Selection Grade Recruitment Rules 1976.  The PO & RMS Accountant’s seniority list has been drafdted as per the date of qualifying the Accountant’s exam and the same is considered for LSG promotion under Accounts line.  The statutory Recruitment Rules of 1976 and the Rules 276 & 277 of volume IV dealing these issues remain unchanged.

While clarifying the postings after the introduction of FTP exam vide department letter No.137/10/96-SPB.II dated 28.1.2003, it was mentioned that the officials promoted to LSG either on general line or FTP having Accounts qualifi8cation may be considered for APM Accounts post.  This has created a bundle of contradictions and the separate line of promotion to LSG APM Accounts has been disturbed and not carried out thereafter. 

(i)        Now in many Circles, against to the spirit of the recruitment rules 1976 and also volume IV statutory rules, unqualified officials have been posted as APM Accounts in HSG.II cadre and thus defeated the very purpose of existence of such qualified posts.

(ii)       The CAT Chennai in OA No.201/2006 in case of Sri P. Ramadoss Vs the CPMG Tamil nadu held that the separate identity of APM Accounts cadre and directed to conduct the DPC for Accounts line without any procrastination based on the Recruitment Rules dated 13.9.1976 and issue necessary promotion orders to the eligible PO & RMS Accounts line officials within a period of four weeks.

(iii)      The following may please be considered to overcome the present injustice caused to the cadre:

(i)        The year of qualifying the PO & RMS Accountant exam should be the yardstick for promotion to LSG APM Accounts.  It cannot be modified without amending the rules contained in Volume-IV.

(ii)       During the upgradation of 1622 HSG.II posts, many posts of APM Accounts were upgraded to HSG.II.  Resultantly, there is a dearth ofLSG APM Acounts posts for promotion in feeder cadre.  Hence, it is requested to restore the LSG position for APM Accounts to the extent of 50% of total posts in Accounts cadre by upgrading the general line posts to HSG.II.

(iii)      Reserve 20% of the total establishment in HSG.I promotion for providing promotion to the PO & RMS qualified HSG.II APM Accounts.

(iv)      If the above proposal is considered, the present crisis will be over and it may also be ensured by providing qualified hands to position the APM Accounts posts in all places which will improve the efficiency in the prime accounting functions at the base levels.
2. Non grant of Training allowance for instructors posted in WCTC of regional headquarters-
The training allowance as if granted to instructors working in Postal Training Centre has not been granted to the instructors posted in WCTC centers functioning at regional headquarters even through their nature of duties are similar to that of the instructors working in the training centers. This is a clear discrimination between the two equals.

The reason for non grant of such allowance is stated to be non issue of orders so far from the Directorate for grant of training allowance to them.It is requested to kindly consider the same.
3. Bringing all the Senior /Chief postmasters posts under the Postmasters cadre hireachical line-
After declaring the Postmaster cadre as a separate cadre and did not allow the Postmaster Grade-I officials to appear Group B and IP examination because of the separate hierarchical cadre, allowing 75% posts of the senor Postmaster for IP line is deplorable.  After carving out a separate cadre from LSG and IP line and formed a separate cadre, the provision of 75% for IPline officials to become Postmaster cadre as Senior Postmaster is against the spirit of the DOPT guidelines.  There should not be two channel of promotions to IP cadre when it was denied to Postmaster opted officials to appear for the Group B exam and IP exam.  Necessary decision may please be taken.
All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’.
1. Fixation of Norms for CRCs, EPP, Logstic and SPCs ETC. The productivity norms for CRC were fixed as 900 articles per 8 hour duty or 120 RLs per hour based on the Work Study. The Staff Side have not accepted these productivity norms as it is impossible for the staff to give this output as 80% of work has to be doe manually and more than 50% are received without bar coding under R. Net System. More over increasing output on TBOP/BCR promotion was against the agreed norms. The question of higher productivity of 5% and 1% required on account of TBOP/BCR was against the agreed norms during of higher productivity 19991, 6% operative staff strength and 20% supervisory posts were abolished D.G. Posts vide letter No .DG P&T No.31-28/83-PE-I dated 17-12-1983 has envisaged that the posts in operative and supervisory cadres will continue to be sanctioned on the basis of present norms i.e. as per Maratha Time Test.
In view of the JCM agreements the productivity norms of 900 articles per 8 hours prescribed by the Department is arbitrary. We would therefore, urge upon the Department to refix the norms which is feasible in consultation with the Staff Side.
2. Stop privatisation /out sourcing. Reports have been received from various circles that indiscriminate closer/merger and abolition of RMS sets/Sections, MMS Schedules engagement of outsiders etc. are being carried out without following any norms and diverting the respective services to private service providers. All these on going processes would render staff surplus. We would therefore, urge upon the Department of Posts to engage Postal/RMS/MMS staff for all activities of Postal services.
3. Provide adequate Motor Vehicles for conveyance of mails/logistics etc. and fill up vacant posts in MMS: Provide adequate Motor Vehicle for conveyance of mails/logistics. Replace all condemned vehicles, impart sufficient computer training to the technical staff to deal with modern power vehicles, insure MMS Vehicles, finalize Recruitment Rules, Artisans in MM”S which are lying vacant since long.
All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MSE/
Group ‘D’
1. Bottle necks for efficient Delivery: Number of articles, both registered ands ordinary mail, to be delivered and maximum length of beat to be covered during duty hours of a postman has not yet been decided. This need to be fixed . Moreover it is generally seen that there is no depository system available in delivery post office causing difficulty and hardship for disposal of undelivered mail on return to post office on some occasion the mail entrusted to postman is unmanageable during duty hours. The depository system needs to be maintained for the safety and security of mail. The other hurdle is non-adoption of Scientific measurement of Postmen beats: This issue has been taken many times but no scientific measurement is carried out. Measurement is generally done on paper and the postmen staff suffers a lot when these beats are not actually measured. Moreover no representative is detailed from postmen side to help in accessing the actual length of beats. It would be appreciated if Circles are directed to purchase one MELIO METER/DISTANCE WATCH METER for each division for correct measurement of beats giving time schedule fore completion ands compliance by target date.
2. Grant of incentive for delivery of Adhar Cards:As it has been informed on many occasions that postmen is already reeling under overburdened work and the postmen staff is not in a position to deliver the mail entrusted to him within duty hours. Instead after beyond duty hours, on many occasions the mail remains undelivered despite their best efforts. Now one more bolt from the blue in the shape of ADHAR CARDS is causing more tension since the number of Adhar  Cards received are increasing day by day and multiply the overloaded work already held with them. It is therefore requested t grant Rs 2/- per card as incentive for delivery of the Cards so that they could deliver for late hours beyond their working hours convenient to them.
3. Timely Payment of individual Claims.  There is general complaint for abnormal delay in payment of individual claim like-Medical Re-imbursement bill, OTA, Speed Post delivery incentive bills, TA bills and Double Duty Bill etc. Timely preparation of bills needs to be insisted upon. Sufficient fund should be made available to avoid delay in payment of individual claims.
All India RMS & MMS Employees Union, Mail guards & / MTS
1. Supply of shoe instead of chappals to the staff who are eligible for uniform.
 Recently the colour of uniform cloth supplied to eligible staff has been changed . But the footwear is not changed (particularly in south) though shoe is supplied to the staff in some circles (in north ) the othercircles still get only chapplas which do not go with the new uniform. Therefore, kindly to supply shoe to all the staff that are hitherto supplied with chappals so that their uniform and footwear together present a neat and diginified appearance to our staff.
2. Request for imparting training to non-matriculate Group D Canteen employees in Assamand Delhi Circles.
The Non-Matriculate Group D employees Canteen staff cadre on or after 1.1.2006 but before the implementation of 6th CPC pay scales are being denied 1800/- GP from 1.1.2006 for the duration of their Group D employment on the grounds that they were not being imparted with the required training. No action is also being taken in such cases to impart the same training as like other non-matriculate Group D staff.

Up gradation of pay of Canteen staff from 1300/- GP to 1800/- GP Assam and Delhi Circles necessary qualifying training was completed of those staff for up gradation of pay but no action  taken by authorities as yet whereas there is standing instructions of Directorate that completion of training up gradation must be effected within (6) months. This Union request revision of pay scale of Rs 4440-7440 with Grade Pay of Rs 1300/- to Rs 5200-20200 with Grade pay of Rs 1800/- since the pay band 1S is going to be abolished in future.

Our union requests your kind intervention to cause to issue instructions to arrange for imparting the same training to such promoted non-matriculate officials also and grant 1800/- GP from 1.1.2006 to Canteen staff of Assam and Delhi Circles.
3. Filling up of Multi Tasking Staff vacancies in accordance with the latest Recruitment rules. Filling up of Multi Tasking Staff vacancies in accordance with the latest Recruitment rules Ref: Your office letter Directorate memo No.45-2/2011-SPB-I dated 27.01.2011. Our Union requests your kind attention to your office letter cited above wherein, all the Recruiting Authorities for the Multi Tasking Staff Vacancies in the Circle were directed to fill all the MTS Vacancies in accordance with the instructions contained in Directorate memo No.45-2/2011-SPB-I dated 27.01.2011. The last date fixed for completion of the process is 29.03.2011.
But, to our dismay no MMS Division in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi circles implemented those orders so far. Therefore, we request you kindly to look into the matter and take necessary action to get all the MTS Vacancies in the MMS Division’s of the above circles filled in without any further delay. 
All India Postal Accounts Employees Association.
1. Recruitment in Postal    Accounts Offices.
For the past two years this Association is bringing this aspect to the notice of the authorities. It is assured to make recruitment in PAOs on priority basis. Yet, there is no significant improvement in the situation. The PSOs are working under severe shortage of Staff. There is a need to review the situation urgently and take up the remedial measures. It is requested to cause orders to fill up all the vacancies through local recruitment/absorption from other departments etc. as a onetime measure in a time bound manner.
2. Implement the Hon. Principal CAT, Delhi order in OA 1066/2011 filed by AIPAEA.
This Association has filed a case in theHon.Pr.CAT, Delhi seeking a direction to give the benefit of 2nd financial upgradation under ACP ignoring the promotions due to up-gradation of Junior Accountant posts to Senior Accountant. Earlier the O.A 955/210 by this Association in the similar matter has been remitted to the authority for considering the representation of the AIPAEA. The representation was submitted to DDG(PAF) and the same was rejected vide the order dated 28.12.2010. This is challenged and Hon. Pr. CAT quashed the memo dated 28.12.2010 and remitted back to the respondents for taking a fresh decision in this regard. It is requested to honour the spirit of the judgment in OA 1066/2011 and implement the same by giving the benefit of 2nd financial up-gradation ignoring the promotion from Junior Accountant to Senior Accountant cadre.
3. Financial up-gradation (ACP) as per the existing hierarchy in the Post Accounts to the officials appointed through surplus cell.
It has come to the notice of this Association that a few LDCs from the erstwhile National Saving Organization allotted by the surplus cell to the Postal Accounts organization as LDC, has been deprived of financial up gradation (ACP) as per the existing hierarchy in the Postal Accounts. These cases may kindly be reviewed and favourable orders issued.
All India Postal SBCO Employees Association
1. Regarding misutilisation  of      PA (SBCO)
Savings Bank Control Organization in the Department of Post was established from erstwhile Postal and Telegraphs Audit Office. Hence, SBCO should be regarded as an Audit Wing of savings bank and given status equal to Postal Accounts on all aspects as the functions and responsibilities of both are synonymous. The staff of SBCO are recruited separately as Postal Assistants (SBCO) and trained exclusively in control procedures. Therefore, utilization of these personnel in operative work like reconciliation of SO SB balances by deputing them to Sub offices, settlement of minus balances, settlement of OMs should not be resorted to.
2. Request for reevaluation of the issue of administrative control over SBCO staff.
Request for reevaluation of the issue of administrative control over SBCO staff Divisional heads have no in depth knowledge in SBCO procedures and functioning of SBCO. As such, the powers of writing of APAR should be vested again with Accounts officers ICO (SB) as they are the next supervisory officers with full knowledge of the functioning of SBCO branch and its procedure and the personal knowledge about the SBCO officials.
3. Regarding maintenance of RD ledgers for HO/SOs in V2 SBCO.
In respect of decentralized savings categories i.e RD/MIS/SCSS the roll of SBCO must be checking of vouchers with reference to the data available in LAN Sanchay Post for timely detection of fraudulent activities. It is therefore requested that the maintenance of RD ledgers for HO/SOs in V2SBCO may be dispensed with.
All India Postal Admn. Offices’ Employees’Union, Group ‘C’ & ‘D’.
1. Fixation of pay of MTS (Group C officials) who were granted ACP –I and ACP-II up gradation prior to 01.01.2006
Consequent upon implementation of 6th CPC recommendation in the light of Postal Directorates latest order No. 1-20/2008-PCC (Pt) dated18.07.2011
 The MTS Group- C (erstwhile Group D) officials who got ACP upgradation prior to 01.01.2006 had been given MACP upgradation from 01.09.2006 ignoring their ACP  up gradations as per Postal Dte’s O.M. on MACPs dated 18.09.2009 issued on the strength of DOPT O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.05.2009 by applying single, double or triple fixation formula as specified in the said O.M. dated 18.092009

After almost three years from the date of effect of such MACPs to the concerned officials the Dte order no. 1-20/2008-PCC(Pt)dtd.18.07.2011 from Pay Commission Cell has been issued which drected to give Grade Pay of Rs. 1900/- to officials who got ACP-I prior to 01.01.2006 and Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- to officials who got ACP-II prior to 01.01.2006 if this order is implemented, if will cause the following adverse effects:
a) The Pay of the sdofficials already fixed 3 years back, is going to be reduced to a large extend and
b) Huge recovery is to be made against each of them for no fault of their own.
2. Providing norms for BD, Technology, RTI oriented works and Project Arrow works and Project Arrow works done by the CO and ROs and arrangement for manning the BD Section exclusively by Circle/Regional office staff.
Notes: No establishment norms as per SIU standard for works relating to BD, Technology, Project Arrow and RTI oriented works has been formulated so far our knowledge goes. It is evident that huge work hours for disposal of those items of works have already been created in CO/ROs but no man power to deal with the cases has been provided due to non framing of norms to adjudge the quantum of such work.
3. Filling up vacant Posts in the cadre of PACO, holding of DPC for LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I Grades.
Notes: Many Circles/ Regional Offices have been suffering from shortage of staff due to non-filling of vacant posts in the cadre of PACO.  Further for non holding of DPC in a time bound manner, good number of posts in LSG, HSG.II and HSG.I Grade are lying vacant causing problems for Circle and Regional offices.  If those vacant promotional posts (LSG, HSG.II and HSG.I) are filled up, it would be resulting in more vacancies in PACO cadre.

LGO examination needs to be held timely to keep alive the promotional prospects of MTS Group-C officials.
Courtesy :

All India Services (Medical Attendance) Amendment Rules, 2012.

Click here to view the notification dated 21st November, 2012.

Successful conductance of campaign programme by NFPE, Mayurbhanja Division for proposed one day all India strike on 12.12.12

 As a part of  the campaign programme designed by NFPE, Odisha Circle branch for the forthcoming one day all India Strike on 12.12.12 called by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, Com. B. Samal, Asst, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha was given the charge of Mayurbhanja Division along with Com. Nirmal Singh from AIPEU, GDS (NFPE) and Com. Prafulla Panda from AIPEU, Postman/MTS
Accordingly, participating the  joint General Body Meeting of All India Postal Employees Union, Group-C, Postman/MTS and GDS(NFPE) organized by Mayurbhanj Divisional branch    on 25.11.2012 in the campus of Baripada Head Post Office  under the presidentship of Com. Baidyanath Rath, President, AIPEU, Group-C, Mayurbhanj Division, Com. Samal,  briefly described the history of P & T Trade Union Movement including justifications for setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission, merger of DA with Pay and other demands and gave a clear picture of the role/contribution of NFPTE/NFPE for the betterment of the working class as a whole including that of GDS since the days when there was no separate ED Union. What have been achieved so far for the EDAs / GDS employees are only due to the effort of NFPTE/NFPE. There was / is no other union to take such credit except NFPTE/NFPE.  On behalf of AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle branch, the GDS comrades who have been grossly misguided were tried to be made fully convinced the facts and appealed for submitting their resignations from AIPEDEU and joining in the newly formed AIPEU GDS ( NFPE)  to strengthen  NFPE once again from grass root level.
 Among others, Com. Satyabrata Mishra, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Mayurbhanj Division and his counterparts from Postman/GDS and GDS ( NFPE) also addressed the gathering.