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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Swachh Bharat Mission Logo and Tagline contest winners to be felicitated by Prime Minister

Winners of the contest for suggesting the LOGO and the Tag Line for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ will be felicitated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 on the occasion of the launching of the Mission.

Shri Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur, Maharashtra has won the Logo design contest while Ms.Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot, Gujarat emerged successful in the contest for Tagline for the Logo. Shri Khasbardar will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- while Ms.Bhagyasri will get Rs.25,000/-. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will give away the prizes at a public function to be organized in New Delhi on October 2, 2014.

Ideas were invited from the people for designing the Logo and suggesting appropriate slogans on the website, ‘’ till September 19, 2014. 1,636 valid entries for Logo and 5,168 for the Tagline were received.

The Logo with spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi with ‘Swachh Bharat’ written on the two glasses with the bridge of the spectacles in National Tricolour signifies the entire nation uniting to achieve the vision of Mahatma for a ‘Clean India.’ The Tagline “Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Aur” exhorts all citizens to contribute in their own way towards the goal of Swachh Bharat.
Source : PIB

Swachh Shapath


Competent Medical Officer/Board for issuing certificate of disability for the purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972 - reg.

Early Closure of Offices on 1st October,2014 in connection with the national wide launch of Swachch Bharat campaign by the Honourable Prime Minister of India.

SB Order No. 11/2014 - Extension of PPF Scheme to Private Sector Banks

Andhara Pradesh Circle Postal Cultural Meet

Promotion and Postings in the Grade of Dy. Manager (MMS) dated 22.09.2014

Standard Questionnaire for visit to HO/SO and BO (Corrigendum)

List of office bearers of 29th All India Conference of All India Postal Administrative Offices' Employees' Union Group 'C' & 'D' held at Hyderabad from 8th to 10th July 2014

Com. Ajay Kumar Pattnaik, P A, Bhubaneswar GPO is retiring today (30.09.2014)

Com. Ajay Kumar Pattnaik, P A, Bhubaneswar GPO is retiring today (30.09.2014) on attaining the age of superannuation. Sri Pattnaik who  is a strong football player and has played many matches on behalf of Odisha Postal Circle remains a bonafide member of AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division during his entire service career.
All the members of this union wish him a very peaceful and healthy retired life.
Provisional DCRG & Pension Order already been issued in favour of Com. Pattnaik

Ravi Shankar Prasad inspects post office as part of cleanliness drive

New Delhi, Sept. 29 (ANI): Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad paid surprise visits to the Gol Dak Khana and Lodi Road post offices in New Delhi ahead of the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat" mission.
Prasad undertook a tour of the entire post office, inspecting cupboards and observing various nooks and corners of the office.
"Personally checked cleanliness of files, desks and cupboards of post offices.Wasnt happy with cleanliness. During surprise visit to post offices, directed senior officers to ensure highest standards of cleanliness in office," he wrote on Twitter.
He even spoke to the employees and the customers present at the office, asking them if they were facing any problems.
Later, the Union Law Minister told reporters, "I have given clear instructions that cleanliness should be encouraged. This is a message for everyone in the country. A minister is opening cupboards and cleaning the dirt. I can visit any post office any time."
Earlier today, another Union Minister Jitendra Singh also took to wielding a broom as part of a cleanliness drive in South Block, following union ministers Uma Bharti, Smriti Irani and Ram Vilas Paswan, who have earlier done their bit to promote cleanliness. (ANI)

International T U News : In Hong Kong, workers have gone on strike for democracy

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) - the only independent union in China - has called for workers to strike in support of the democracy movement as mass civil disobedience actions come under heavy police attack. The Swire Beverages (Coca-Cola) union and the HKCTU unions of school teachers and dockers are striking and will be joined by other member unions.

Tensions have been building in Hong Kong since the August 31 government announcement that candidates for the position of Chief Executive would have to be vetted and approved by a pro-business, pro-Beijing committee.

The protests, originally organized by the students' federation and the Occupy Central coalition, have drawn increasing numbers of supporters. The mainland government has harshly condemned the protestors' demands and the "illegal" protests.

On September 28, the HKCTU declared "we cannot let the students fight alone", and called for workers to strike in support of 4 demands: the immediate release of all the arrested, an end to the suppression of peaceful assembly, replacing the "fake universal suffrage" formula with the genuine political reform workers have been demanding, and the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying.

The HKCTU has been the backbone of the democracy movement, before and following Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule. Their courageous action deserves the support of trade unions everywhere. 

P A / S A Exam, 2014 update

Update as on September 28, 2014
IMPORTANT: For Candidates of Paper II (Computer Skill Test) at Tamil Nadu Postal Circle, who could not appear in the exam sessions on 28 September 2014 at the Coimbatore exam venue, have opportunity to appear on September 30, 2014 on First cum First Serve basis at the same exam venue in the morning sessions beginning 0900hrs. Same Admit Card will be valid.

CAT Hyderabad order in OA 56/2014 - RTP Services to count for MACPs

Filling up of vacancies of Under Secretary/ Section Officer/ Assistant on deputation basis in Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Appeal of Secretary ( Posts) to donate one day salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund

Monday, September 29, 2014

Launching of ‘Swach Bharat’ Mission by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Govt. of India, Department of Posts
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle

Bhubaneswar – 751001
No. Bldg/16-1/2014                                                     Dated at Bhubaneswar the, 29.09.2014


            The PMsG, Sambalpur/ Berhampur Region
            All SSPOs/ SPOs/ SSRM/ SRMs in Odisha Circle

            The Manager, PPP, Bhubaneswar
            The Superintendent, PSD/CSD, Bhubaneswar
            The DA (P), Cuttack-4
            All Group Officers, Circle Office, Bhubaneswar
            The Executive Engineer (Civil), PCD, Cuttack
            The Asst. Engineer (Elect), CO, Bhubaneswar
            The MO I/C, Postal Dispensary, Cuttack/Berhampur(gm)
Sub:     Launching of ‘Swach Bharat’ Mission by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

             The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has appeal to each and everyone to plan and wholeheartedly engaged in the task of cleaning of work places and surroundings etc. to make a “Swach Bharat’. The copy of the appeal dated 25th September 2014 is enclosed herewith for better reference and necessary action.

            The Secretary Posts has also emphasised on an intensive National Cleaning campaign from 25.09.2014 to 31.10.2014 at the first phase and its continuance for the next five years. During the campaign various activities including administration of ‘Swach Sapath (Pledge)’ on 02.10.2014 by all employees in all offices. The copy of Secretary Posts DO letter No.87-04/2014-Corrd./O&M dated 24.09.2014 is also enclosed herewith for your perusal, guidance and implementation of the National Cleaning campaign effectively.

            A detail report on action taken and activities undertaken during the above campaign period should be submitted to this office through e-mail latest by 10.30 hrs of 01.11.2014  for submission of a consolidated report to the Secretary, Posts on the very day
Encl:    As above.
(A.   K. Rath)
Assistant Director (Bldg)
For  Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2014.

Re-institutionalizing the practice of leaving 'note for the successor'

Swachh Bahrat Mission


            The union Government is going to amend labour laws without prior discussion with Trade Unions. Bilateral forums and tripartite bodies made for maintaining relations by way of discussions between Government,Workers and employers are being dissolved only to implement neo-liberal reforms for the benefit of multinational and national corporates and curtailing workers rights and trade union facilities.
            The Rajasthan Government lead by Vasundhara Raje is being utilized as test laboratory as it has taken first step to amend labour laws i.e. Industrial disputes Act, Factories Act and contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act incorporating anti worker provisions without discussion with Trade Unions. All the amendments were placed in Rajasthan Assembly on 1st August, 2014 and were got passed on the same day. The industrial dispute act amendment empowers employers to retrench the workers without prior permission of government upto establishment of 300 and it also denies the rights of formation of Trade Union unless they have at least 30 % membership.
            The amended factory act increases the coverage from 20 workers to 40 workers in the factories without power and 10 to 20 with power? This amended Act has come as a protection cover for employer as the court cannot take cognizance on the complaints of violation of laws against the employer without written permission from the State Government. The amendment to contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act keeps the employer out of purview of the Act in the establishment where up to 49 workers are employed. The amendment in apprenticeship act also gives the opportunity to employer to replace a regular worker by apprentices.
            After passing these amendments in Rajasthan Assembly the Central Government Labour Ministry posted in its website the proposals to amend all these acts and introduced the Factories amendment Bill 2014 and the apprenticeship Act (Amendment) Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha and brought back in business the Labour Laws (Exemption from furnishing returns and maintaining of Registers by certain establishment) Amendment Bill 2011 in Rajya Sabha This shows that the Modi Government is also following the path of Vasundhara Raje Government of Rajasthan.
            This trend of Govt. is alarming as it is developing the unilateralism and authoritarian practices . All these so called reforms and amendments in Labour Laws will empower the employers and will keep them out of purview of labour laws and this  paves the way of more exploitation of workers in so many ways.
            So this is the need of the hour that all the workers whether they are in Govt. sector, in public sector or in organized or unorganized sector, require to be educated about all these changes and must be ready to fight all these onslaughts unleashed by the Govt. unitedly and compel the Govt. to reverse back the so-called reform policies which are being made in the favour of capitalist class.
            It is in this background, all the Central Trade Unions including BMS,INTUC,HMS,AITUC,CITU,UTUC etc. has decided to unitedly oppose this anti-labour policies of the NDA Government . The National Convention of Workers held at New Delhi on 15th September 2014 has decided to organise nationwide campaign against the labour law amendments. The resolution adopted unanimously by all Central Trade Unions and Federations calls upon the entire working class of the country to fight out these policies at any cost. NFPE calls upon the entirety of  Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks to rally behind the banner of joint plat form of Central Trade Unions and fight unitedly the unsought unleashed by the Narendra Modi Government. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NFPE Diamond Jubilee Competition ( Debate) for senior group conducted by AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division on 28.09.2014

Greeting Shri Kshirod Kumar Behera, Reader in Odia, BJB ( Autonomous) College as one of the Judges for debate Competition
Greeting Shri Abhash Kumar Baral, Reader in English, P N  College, Khurda as one of the Judges for debate Competition
 Children participating in debate titled " A handwritten letter is still more important than today’s SMS or eMail"

NFPE Diamond Jubilee Competition ( Letter Wrting ) for senior group conducted by AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division on 28.09.2014

Shri Sanjay Kumar Mohapatra, Hon'ble Asst. Postmaster General ( Vigilance), O / o the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle inaugurating the 2nd phase NFPE Diamond Jubilee Competition
Children writing letter titled "  Describing the importance of a handwritten letter transmitted through posts, write a letter to your friend to bring awareness amongst all to write letters.

Confederation Circular

Circular No. 19                                                       Dated – 27.09.2014




No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No Inclusion of GDS Under 7th CPC, No relaxation of Compassionate Appointment condition, No withdrawal of New Pension Scheme, No Filling up of Posts, No Removal of Bonus Ceiling, No Assurance Regarding 01.01.2014 Date of Effect of 7thCPC, No Regularisation of GDS and Casual Labour, For Each Demand the reply is NO, NO, NO, NO………………


Dear Comrades,

Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 26.09.2014, under the Presidentship of Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President. Com. S. K. Vyas Ji, Advisor was also present. After detailed deliberations on all agenda items, the following decisions are taken.

1.      Decided to further intensify the campaign and agitational programmes against the Governments attitude towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees. It is decided to organize two hours MASS SQUATING of not less than 3000 Central Government employees on 18th November 2014, at a centrally located important place at all the state capitals. Effort should be made to ensure maximum participation of Lady comrades in the programme. Next phase of action will be decided after successful implementation of the above programme.
2.      Decided to explore the possibility of joint action with Railways (AIRF) and Defence (AIDEF) culminating in strike.

3.      Decided to participate and implement all the decisions taken in the National convention of workers organised by Central Trade Unions on 15.09.2014.
4.      Decided to organize Two days All India Trade Union workshop of Confederation at Bangalore on 2015 January 3rd and 4th. Total number of delegates will be limited to 200. COC Karnataka has agreed to host the Trade Union workshop.
5.      Decided to grant affiliation to the following two organizations.
(1)   Forest Survey of India Employees Association
(2)   Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sanghathan (NYKS) workers Welfare Association.
6.      Decided to organize Dharna in front of all Government of India Presses and Stationery offices and also in front of Government Medical stores Depot to protest against the proposed move to close down these offices. In front of Government of India Presses Dharna will be organised by Confederation on 27th October 2014 and in front of Government Medical Stores Depot dharna will be organised on 30th October 2014.
7.      Financial position of the Confederation was presented by Financial Secretary Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee. CHQ is running with a ‘NIL’ balance. Unless and until all the affiliated Unions/Associations voluntarily clear all pending dues it will be very difficult to run the CHQ. It is decided that Financial Secretary shall issue notice to all affiliated organizations to clear the pending dues.
8.      National Secretariat calls upon all Central Government employees and also the affiliated organisatons and state COCs to make the 18th October programme a thundering success.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

NFPE Circular


No PF/o1 (e)/2014                                                                 Dated 26th September 2014


            All General Secretaries/Office bearers (NFPE)
            All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries


            A meeting of Postal JCA consisting NFPE & FNPO was held at NFPE office New Delhi on 25.09.2014 which was attended by the leaders and General Secretaries of both Federations. Com. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE also attended the meeting. A review of agitational programmes was taken and action on Charter of Demands was discussed in the meeting and following decisions were taken:

            1.         The Department has informed that it will send reply on the Memorandum & Charter of Demands submitted by JCA within a week. After             receipt of reply from the Department JCA will meet again and will decide further course of action.

2.         It was decided that the Postal JCA will organize a massive Parliament March on 4thDecember, 2014. 20000 Postal employees will be mobilized to participate in the Parliament March. The quota was allotted 15000 to NFPE and 5000 to FNPO. Respective Federations will make accommodation arrangements for their members. Central Trade Unions are conducting Parliament March on 5th December 2014.
            3.         In the Parliament March Central Trade Union leaders will be invited.


                        Just after JCA meeting Federal Secretariat Meting of NFPE was held at NFPE office New Delhi. Available NFPE CHQ Office Bearers and General Secretaries participated in the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE also attended. The following decisions were taken in Federal Secretariat:

            1.         Decisions of Postal JCA were endorsed.

            2.         The quota of participation in Parliament March to be held on 4th            December 2014 was allotted as under:

                        P-3                              -          4000              
                        P-IV                             -           4000
                        R-III                              -           1500              
                        R-4                              -            700
                        Admn.                         -             200              
                        Postal Account          -             300
                        SBCO                         -             100              
                        GDS (NFPE)             -          5000

            All General Secretaries are requested to allot the quota to each Circle and ensure participation as per quota allotted.

            Accommodation to the participants will be arranged by the respective unions.

            All General Secretaries are requested to issue separate circular and send to Circle and Branch Unions directing them to participate in Parliament March as per quota allotted to them and it should be given wide publicity to make the Parliament March a grand success.

Please instruct all Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries to book the travel tickets of participants well in advance i.e.; from 3rd October onwards.

Yours Comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Postal JCA Parliament March on 04.12.2014

1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001
T-24, Atul Grove Road. New Delhi – 110001
No. JCA/AGTN/2014                                                                             Dated – 26.09.2014
20000 Postal & RMS Employees Including Gramin Dak Sevaks will March Towards Parliament on 04.12.2014
A meeting of the Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) was held at New Delhi on 25.09.2014 under the Presidentship of Shri D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO. General Secretaries and Other leaders of all affiliated unions of NFPE & FNPO attended the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE was also present. Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE placed the review report regarding the implementation of the phased programmes of action of JCA conducted so far. After detailed delebrations the following decisions are taken.

Secretary, Department of Posts, has informed that it will furnish the item-wise reply to the demands raised in the charter of demands to the PJCA shortly. After receipt of reply from the Department, the JCA will meet again and future course of action will be decided.
2. It was decided to organize as massive Parliament march on 4th December 2014 (04.02.2014 Thursday) demanding immediate settlement of Charter of demands. More than 20000 Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks will be mobilized in the March to Parliament (Date changed from 10.12.2014 to 04.12.2014 as the Central Trade Unions are organizing Parliament March on 05.10.2014).
3. It is further decided that NFPE will mobilize 15000 employees and FNPO will mobilize 5000 in the Parliament March.
4. It is decided to invite all Central Trade Union leaders to address the Parliament march on 04.12.2014.

Dear friends and comrades,

NFPE & FNPO calls upon all Circle/Divisional/Branch Unions to start intensive campaign and mobilization at all levels to make the Parliament March a historic success. Let us prepare for an indefinite strike if Government refuses to settle our legitimate demands.
D. Theagarajan                                                           R. N. Parashar                                        Secretary         General                                              Secretary    General                                FNPO                                                                                         NFPE