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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Government Announces Interest Rates for Various Small Savings Schemes; Rates to Come Into Force with Effect from Tomorrow

It was decided by the Government of India that interest rates on Small savings Schemes will be linked to yields on government securities of comparable maturity. In pursuance of that decision, the Government has decided to revise the rates applicable on various small savings schemes as given in the table below.

Rate of interest
Rate of Interest
w.e.f. 01.04.2015
 Savings Deposit
 1 Year Time Deposit
 2 Year Time Deposit
 3 Year Time Deposit
 5 Year Time Deposit
 5 Year Recurring Deposit
 5 Year SCSS
 5 Year MIS
 5 Year NSC
 10 Year NSC
Kisan Vikas Patra
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme

 The above rates will be effective from tomorrow i.e. 1.4.2015.  

Thus the rates on many of the small savings scheme have undergone an upwards revision vis-à-vis 2014-15.

Source : PIB

Draft Policy for inviting applications for creating a National Pool of Trainers on Leadership Skills and Ethics

Step guide for processing of the proposal for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules.

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary and Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee).

Guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries/Departments.

Amendment in Form 5 under Rule 59 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

Posting of Treasurer in Bhubaneswar Division

Rotational transfer Memo of Bhubaneswar Division for the year 2015-16


Why E-Commerce Can Be a Big Pain for India's Deliverymen

NEW DELHI--One morning, Ashok Kumar hoisted a huge, 110-pound pack jammed with books, cellphones, bluejeans and other items onto his back and cinched the shoulder straps.
Then he donned a helmet, climbed onto a motorcycle and, balancing precariously, headed out into the traffic-clogged streets of the Indian capital for his daily rounds.
Mr. Kumar and thousands of men like him fan out across the crowded cities of the world's second-most-populous nation every day--foot soldiers on the front lines of India's e-commerce revolution.
This low-tech army of urban sherpas hauls bags of online purchases down narrow alleys and up flights of stairs, lugging everything from laser printers and kitchen appliances to cans of Coca-Cola for their country's burgeoning consumer class.
"It's a risky job," said Mr. Kumar, who has to dodge potholes, erratic drivers and the occasional cow--all while carrying loads that at times weigh more than he does. "Sometimes people order dumbbells and then the bag gets really heavy," he said.
Men like Mr. Kumar are the muscle behind the billions of dollars global investors are pouring into local online sellers like Flipkart Internet Pvt. and as well as Inc.'s Indian arm in a bet on the rising purchasing power of shoppers in this still-poor South Asian country.
Already, Internet orders are doubling every few months. Morgan Stanley estimates that Indian online sales will hit $100 billion a year by 2020, up from $3 billion in 2013.
Without the big-backpack men, effectively delivery vans with feet, growth in the industry would grind to a halt. Real trucks have difficulty navigating gridlocked streets. And India's postal service, while cheap, is slow.
"Stuff needs to get to people. If stuff doesn't get to people, e-commerce would not have grown the way it has," said Rohit Bansal, the chief operating officer of Snapdeal.
Mr. Kumar, 30 years old, has been in the delivery business for three months. When he set out recently from a warehouse, his pack looked to be three-times the width of his body.
Dressed in a blue-and-orange polo shirt, khaki pants and scuffed white sneakers, Mr. Kumar, who said he weighs 150 pounds, was leaning far forward while walking with the bag on his back. In addition, he carried a bulky display case under his arm.
His first stop was in a warren of small streets in southern Delhi. He made his way down a narrow path to the drugstore of Kashif Jauhar to deliver the case.
Mr. Jauhar said he would use his purchase to hold his growing collection of watches. On his wrist was a replica of a Tag Heuer that he said he bought for about $20. "This is my work watch," he said.
All the while, Mr. Kumar, who earns 8,500 rupees, or about $136, a month, kept a close eye on his pack. Even if he has to schlep up five flights of stairs, he needs to carry his entire load, he said, lest something gets stolen. "You can't trust anyone in this city."
"This job gives us a lot of pain in our heads," Mr. Kumar said, as deliverymen stress out about losing or breaking valuable goods, "and in our backs."
Another source of strain: Road hazards.
Delhi is a city of terrible drivers: lane markings are ignored, turn signals seemingly are considered inadvisable advance warning and the preferred mode of inter-car communication is leaning on the horn.
"You never know when a vehicle will stop and where," said Yogesh Sharma, a rail-thin 25-year-old who has worked five months delivering packages for Amazon's India unit.
On a recent morning, Mr. Sharma, carrying a 50-pound bag filled with thumb drives, a yoga manual and other parcels, got cut off a number of times by auto-rickshaws and had to slam on the brakes.
The condition of the streets themselves is also an issue. There are manholes without covers. Roads flood in the rainy season. They are also home to a plethora of animals.
"You have to watch out for cows," Mr. Sharma said.
Amazon sometimes uses auto-rickshaws in India to deliver goods and once delivered a package by canoe in the southern state of Kerala, when "the only way to get there was in a canoe," a spokeswoman for Amazon in India said. Amazon regularly gives safety training to its delivery men, she said.
Men with big backpacks mounted on motorcycles were a quick, and cheap, way to meet booming demand for speedy deliveries in India's congested cities, but some say that may need to change.
"We are not very fond of the bike, from a safety point of view," said Surjeet Kumar, supply-chain head of Flipkart, which is India's largest e-commerce company by sales. The weight of Flipkart's bags are limited to 40-50 pounds for safety reasons, he said.
Flipkart is trying to deliver more packages using vans, he said, but around 40% of its packages are still delivered by men with big backpacks.
A big issue for the big backpack men is finding their customers. Addresses in Delhi, a city of 16.7 million, can sometimes be inscrutable. Deliverymen spend a lot of time asking for directions.
"Someone once wrote as their address: 115A, left-side bell. How do I find that?" Mr. Kumar said.
Even when written in complete form, Delhi addresses are a complicated combination of a neighborhood name plus a block and house number. Within districts, the numbers aren't always arranged sequentially.
On a recent day, each of Mr. Sharma's deliveries involved at least four stops to ask cycle-rickshaw drivers, security guards or roadside barbers for directions.
Each time the response was the same: an outstretched finger and a one-word answer: "Straight."
Mr. Sharma's route includes posh villas in the Indian capital's diplomatic enclave, the part of his job that he said he likes best. "I get to meet a bunch of different people and see how they live," he said.
His daily roster also takes him to dirt tracks in villages on the far western border of the city. Finding customers there is more taxing.
"I ask: This person's address, is it here? They ask me the name of the person's father or grandfather. That's how they know addresses there," Mr. Sharma said.
"How am I supposed to know his father's name?"



After Modi Government coming in power, every Central Government employee including postal employees were expecting that “Achchhe Din” (Good Days) will come to them as assured by Shri Narendra Modi and other senior leaders of BJP during election campaign. They were expecting 50% or 100% DA merger  with Basic Pay , 25% Interim Relief, enhancement of limit of Income Tax exemption upto 5 lacs, filling up of all vacant posts so that the existing over burdened employees may get some relief and  some other facilities. But now every employee appears to be disappointed and realizing that he has been cheated. Within these ten months no action of Central Govt. appears to be in the interest of working class.

Some employees were very much hopeful about the budget and they were expecting that the income tax limit will be enhanced. But after budget they are also more disappointed as no relief has been granted in this regard. From the first day of this Govt. every decision whether it is Labour Laws amendment, FDI in Railways and Defence, disinvestment of public sector , grant of 6000 Crore Rupees loan to Adani  to purchase coal mine in Australia , amendment in Land Acquisition act have been taken for the interests of Corporate Sector. A promise of deposit of Rs. 15 lakh in the account of each citizen after bringing back black money from foreign banks has also been declared by BJP President as Election stunt (Chunabi Jumla) so now every citizen is disappointed . On the other hand corporate tax has been reduced  from 30% to 25% . Concession about 5.9 lakh crore has been given to corporates while the service tax has been increased from 12.36% to 14% which will effect common man.

Against all these so called neoliberal economic reforms and anti people, anti farmer, anti working class policies, all sectors are on agitational path.100%FDI has been declared in Railways and 41 Govt. Ordinance factories have been declared for disinvestment to hand over to corporate sector. In Postal Department also Task Force Committee has recommended corporatization of various services.

Banks, Insurance, Road Transport, Coal, Construction, electricity, Port and various Scheme workers who are the worst sufferers of these neoliberal economic policy offensives are going on agitational path.

National Council JCM of all Central Government employees’ organizations has taken decision of Parliament March on 28th April-2015 in which the date of indefinite strike will be announced against these policy offensives of Central Government and to achieve genuine  demands.. 

Postal Joint Council of action has declared series of agitational programmes which have been successfully conducted everywhere. Now decision has been taken in PJCA meeting held at NFPE office New Delhi on 24th  March -2015  to intensify the agitational programmes. In this series after Parliament March by NC JCM on 28th April-2015, a grand Dharna will be organized by the All India leaders of both Federations on 29th April-2015. From 5th April to 15th April-2015  vigorous campaign will also be launched to mobilize entire rank and file to make the indefinite strike  from 06th May 2015 a historic success so that the Govt, may be forced to reconsider and to take  back all these neoliberal economic policies which are totally against the working class.

NFPE appeals to the entirety of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to intensify the struggles to make all the programmes grand success and to resists these policy offensives and to achieve “ACHCHHE DIN” (GOOD DAYS).

UPU News : Qatar names new Council of Administration chair

30.03.2015 - Qatar, the chair of the UPU’s Council of Administration, has named Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi as its new representative.

Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi (l.) meets UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein in Berne

Currently CEO of QPost, the Qatari postal operator, Al-Naemi was recently in Berne for his first visit to the International Bureau. 
“I am very much looking forward to accompanying and guiding UPU member states in their deliberations and activities to help the postal sector evolve, react better to customer demands and meet the expectations of all stakeholders,” Al-Naemi said.
A former assistant secretary general at Qatar’s ministry of communications and technology, Al-Naemi has a long and varied career behind him, covering human resources, accounting and digital inclusion, especially of disabled people. He became QPost’s chief executive in late 2014. 
“Qatar has always been very supportive of the UPU and believes firmly in the value of this august institution,” Al-Naemi said.

Technology crucial

Al-Naemi underlined that these are interesting times for the UPU and the Post. With the postal sector gaining in importance as a delivery partner for companies across the globe, governments are facing real prospects for boosting national economic growth and social development.
“The fast-evolving economy and e-commerce boom are game-changers, which the postal sector should exploit fully for the opportunities it offers,” he said.
Posts could gain a competitive edge by increasing their use of technology, Al-Naemi explained, embedding digital solutions that are already available. This would ensure the supply chain is better integrated. 
“Technology is a means to an end and we should fully utilize them to ensure Posts are more relevant than ever,” he emphasized. “This will result in increased customer confidence in postal services,” he added.


It is also important to ensure that people anywhere in the world have access to postal services of a high standard, according to Al-Naemi. “The inclusion of all members of society should be a key concern for all governments and the public postal network can contribute substantially to achieving this goal,” he said. 
Al-Naemi takes up his new role during a year, where the UPU’s future strategy will take firmer shape. From 13-14 April, member states and other stakeholders from the postal world and international organizations will meet at the UPU World Strategy Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. 
During the event, achievements during this work cycle to date will be under the spotlight. Discussions will also focus on the changing communications landscape and customer requirements. 
The Council of Administration is composed of 41 member states and oversees the work of the UPU between Universal Postal Congresses. Held every four years, Congress is the supreme authority of the Union.

Monday, March 30, 2015

What central government employees can expect from the 7th Pay Commission

Sounds odd, but the highest paid Indian bureaucrat till 1959 was the railway  board chairman and not the cabinet secretary. The top rail bureaucrat, who was  earlier called chief commissioner of railways, drew a basic salary of Rs 3,250  per month, a smart 8.3% more than that of the cabinet secretary, the senior-most  bureaucrat in India. But as the fortunes of Indian Railways dwindled over the  years — its market share in freight movement has shrunk from 90% in 1950 to 30%  now — the clout of the rail bosses and their corresponding rank and pay have also  slipped.

Today, the railway board chairman and eight other top rail  babus receive a salary equivalent to a government of India secretary, a scale  which as many as 230 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 40 Indian Police  Service (IPS) officers also draw. For good measure, the cabinet secretary now  not only draws a higher salary than the railway board chairman, his superior  rank comes with betterperks including a bungalow at Prithviraj Road located in the heart of Lutyens'  Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), a 5,541  officers-strong cadre responsible for collecting direct taxes in India, now  claims that IRS should get better pay and perks than IAS. The entry-level salary  for all Group A Central services is the same now, but thanks to two more  increments and faster promotions, IAS  maintains an edge over others. The basis for this claim? "Today, IRS — not IAS — is the revenue collector for the government. So, it's logical that the edge given to IAS should be given to us," says Jayant Misra,  Income-Tax  commissioner and general secretary of IRS Association. In a  58-page-long  memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), which is  now examining a pay  like for Central  government employees, the IRS  Association argued that the primary reason for  higher pay to the Indian  Civil Service (ICS) of the 
British era and its successor service, IAS, was that they were revenue  collectors. But now, the dynamics have changed, they claim.
IRS has argued that the net direct tax collection has grown 9.35 times between  2000-01 and 2013-14, an impressive piece of statistics in the backdrop of only  5.4 times expansion of GDP during the corresponding period. Also, the cost of  revenue collection in India is one of the lowest in the world, which according  to IRS officers is yet another reason for demanding a good deal from the CPC.  For every Rs 100 they collect, the tax department spends merely 57 paisa. In  percentage terms,  the cost of revenue collection in India is 0.57% as against 1.58% in Japan,  1.35% in France, 1.17% in Canada and 1.05% in Australia.

Welcome to the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring before the Big Sarkari Pay Hike.  With a new pay scale for 36 lakh Central government employees, and also  pensioners, likely to come into effect from January 1, 2016, the officers and  non-gazetted staff of various services have been lobbying hard to get a good  deal from the 7th CPC. Unlike in the private sector, the pay hike in government  is a once-in-10-years-affair, making every CPC, right from the first that  submitted its report in 1947,a hugely powerful agency. No doubt, government employees have to undergo an  annual appraisal process called Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR), but  that exercise is important only for promotion, and not for any pay hike.  Government employees do get a regular hike in dearness allowance, a measure  meant for offsetting inflationary pressure on their earnings, but at the end of  the day it is the CPC that fixes the bureaucrats' pay for 10 long years.

That's precisely why officers and staff of every service can't afford to ignore  the CPC. Constituted in February 2014 under the chairmanship of retired Supreme  Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur, the 7th CPC has an economist and two bureaucrats  as its members. Most of the employees' associations have already had at least  one round of talks with the Commission. And some are waiting for Round II.
The Ripple Effects
A cursory glance at the memorandum  submitted by IPS  Central Association on behalf of Indian Police Service (IPS) will throw light on  the importance attached to a pay commission. The 137-page memorandum, a copy of  which was reviewed by ET Magazine, is well designed and comparable to any  standard report prepared by a global consultancy firm. PV Rama Sastry, an  Inspector General of Police at National Investigation Agency (NIA) and secretary    of IPS Central Association says the memorandum is the result of intense  in-house research, factoring in the macro environment of growth, development,  equity and justice vis-a-vis the role of a police officer. Though Sastry is the  spokesperson of 4,720 IPS officers, the memorandum prepared by his team  encompasses the role and needs of 30 lakh police personnel across India out of  which 10 lakh come under the gamut of the pay commission. As the CPC  recommendations are often accepted by the state governments as well, the remaining 20 lakh police personnel too may  eventually benefit.

The IPS memorandum has  quoted a number of reports to suggest that the tough life of a cop justifies the  demand for a fatter hike. For example, it has quoted articles published in two  journals — Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health and International  Journal of Pharma and Bio-Sciences — to conclude that one of two cops in India  suffers from sleep disturbances and anxiety whereas chances of cardiovascular  problems increase by 38% after a person joins as a police officer. Among  other demands (see What it Expects), IPS wants better life and health insurance  cover, an overtime allowance and also a new perk called allowance for  "un-social" hours (for duty between 8 pm and 6 am).

Railway officers too cite round-the-clock work demands as a reason for better  salary. "A railway officer may be called to join duty any time during the night.  The pressure always remains as it's a 24x7 work," says RR Prasad, an Indian Railway  Personnel Service officer and secretary general of Federation of Railways  Officers' Association. The Indian Railways is a gigantic organisation with over  13 lakh employees, 16,000 of whom are officers. Both the officers and staff  associations have made their representations to the 7th CPC. The officers want  non-gazetted staff to get their dues but they demand the proportion of the pay
of the lowest and the highestpaid employee should increase from current 1:12 to 1:18.

To  be sure, a formula towards pay parity has been the hallmark of the last few pay  commissions. A government entry-level peon now gets a monthly pay of Rs 14,000,  if dearness allowance is factored in. Similarly, a mid-level government driver's  monthly salary, including allowances, is Rs 30,000, at least two times that of  his counterpart in a private sector company. And that's why the salary gap  between the lowest and highest paid government servant has drastically decreased over the  last three decades.

The pay commissions have also reduced the disparity among the officers of  various services. Till the late 1980s, an IAS officer used to receive a salary that's 25% higher than  that of a Group A service officer. Today, the pay for all officers, at least at  the entry level, is same. But IAS and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers  still maintain an edge over others as their empanelment process (a step to get  higher posts) is much faster.
Balancing Act
An IPS officer can become a joint  secretary to government of India only two years after an IAS of the same batch  can reach that level. Similarly, there has been a nine-yearlong gap in joint  secretary empanelment between IAS and IRS, something many services claim is a
continuation of the British legacy. Today, IAS officers at the level of deputy  secretary and director at the Centre constitute about only 13% of the total  officers. But as the hierarchy goes up, the percentage of IAS vis-a-vis others also rises. For  example, 75% joint secretaries to government of India belong to IAS and IFS, and  the percentage of IAS and IFS goes further up to 95 in case of government of  India secretaries.

"The edge that the IAS has must continue. Why will a person join the IAS after  quitting a job in HSBC Bank if that edge is missing? IAS officers have work  experiences at Tehsil, sub-divisions, district, state and Central government  levels. We interact with the political executives at all levels. IAS should  remain a premium service," says Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, a joint-secretary-ranked  officer and secretary to IAS (Central) Association.

On its part, the Indian Economic Service (IES) which has a cadre strength of 511  officers, represented in 55 Central government departments, has demanded parity  in pay, perks and promotions of all services, including IAS, so that the  "officers deliver what they have been employed for rather than fret over their  pay and promotion prospects".

The question is how far the 7th CPC will go in changing the pay and associated  service conditions like empanelment and promotions. IAS officers have pulled out  a 1991 Supreme Court judgement (Mohan Kumar Singhania and Others vs Union of  India and Others) where it was said that other services should not approach the  pay commissions and attempt to change the rules of career progressions and push  for a case for parity with the premier service. But other services are  continuing their demand for pay parity and also for the creation of more departments where the  IAS can't dictate. At present, only three major ministries — railways, external  affairs and post — are not headed by IAS but run by their own cadres. Now, IPS  wants a new department of internal security headed by a cop and IRS wants a  separate direct tax department headed by a taxman.

Will the 7th CPC venture into such nuances? Or will it, like the past few pay  commissions have, adopt a simple formula of Multiplier 3 under which the basic  salary is hiked by three times or more depending on the economic health of the  nation. If that is the case, it won't be too hazardous to make a prediction: A  secretary to government of India will get a basic monthly salary (excluding DA)  of Rs 2.4 lakh (current basic salary multiplied by three) and the cabinet  secretary Rs 2.7 lakh from January 1, 2016. And, yes, perks, DA and other allowances will be  extra.

Source :

Rare honour for Krishna district

VIJAYAWADA, March 29, 2015
Krishna district has stood first in the State in disbursal of pensions through Postal Department, officials said. The department has covered 95.28 per cent of beneficiaries in Krishna region compared to other districts in Andhra Pradesh. Using internet-based Point of Transaction Devices (PoTD), the department has been issuing pensions to old people, widows and disabled persons for the last four months.
These devices were linked to Aadhaar cards of beneficiaries to ensure hassle-free distribution of pensions, according to officials.
They said pensions were being distributed as part of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS). “We have distributed Rs. 162 crore to as many as 3.17 lakh beneficiaries in the district and covered 95.28 per cent pension holders,” said a senior official.
The official said the government would give payment order either on 30{+t}{+h}or 31{+s}{+t}of every month and release funds which will be under the control of the head post office. Transaction details would be transferred to PoTDs. Beneficiaries should visit post offices to claim the pension amount during first week of every month.

USPS News : Should the Postal Service go into banking?

Consider this: Post offices sell money orders and conduct international transfers. Would it be such a big step to expand into the banking world via debit or prepaid cards? 
Postal Service Inspector General David Williams revived the debate during a discussion Wednesday at the Brookings Institution. As local bank branches close, post offices could step in, he said. 
"The Postal Service could provide a financial-services platform and front-office services where there are no banks. Today 59 percent of our post offices, 17,000 locations, are located where there are no banks or a single bank within the zip code."
The Postal Service declined an invitation to join the panel, according to Brookings. The agency isn't wild about the idea, though. 
"This really needs to be looked at from a business perspective. Banking is not a core competency of the organization," said Postal Service Spokesperson Toni DeLancey. "The Postal Service simply isn't in the financial position, nor does the Postal Service have the statutory authority, to offer this service." 
Former Postmaster General Pat Donahoe put it more simply earlier this year in his last media briefing before retiring.
"We don't know about banking," he said. "Paying bills online is smart and free."
The Postal Service cannot go too far outside of its comfort zone of delivering the mail without a law from Congress. Despite bipartisan support, lawmakers repeatedly have tried but failed to pass reform legislation that doesn't even touch the controversial topic. Yet the idea won't go away. 
Williams's office last year published a widely read white paper that said the Postal Service could make up to $8.9 billion per year by offering financial services. Since then, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has advocated it as a way to help people with poor credit, little means or in underserved communities. The American Postal Workers Union has also raised the issue in ongoing contract negotiations with the Postal Service.
The Postal Service is $15 billion in debt. It lost more than $5 billion during fiscal 2014—more money than it has in the bank. People are not going to give up social media or email to send letters in the mail. Under the circumstances, the agency can ill afford to pass up $8.9 billion.
But would it succeed where banks have not?
Economist Robert Shapiro of the firm Sonecon doubts the agency has the expertise.
"In the 1970s, the oil companies had lots of money because oil prices skyrocketed and they all said they would become conglomerates. And they started buying businesses that had nothing to do with oil businesses," he said. "Ten years later, they had sold off virtually all of them at a loss. All those managers from Harvard Business School, engineers and scientists who ran Exxon Mobil, Shell and Chevron had no experience in the refrigerator business or financial services, which they also got into."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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e-Commerce a revenue spinner for Postal Dept.

SRIKAKULAM, March 28, 2015
e-Commerce business has turned out be a revenue spinner for Postal Department. With many consumers from North Andhra region ordering consumer goods through its e-commerce portals, the department has generated additional revenue, according to Sharda Sampath, Post master General of Visakhapatnam region. Ms. Sampath, who, along with Srikakulam postal superintendent Janapala Prasadbabu , inspected various post offices here on Friday and reviewed the progress of the department, said that many consumers were opting Postal Department to get their parcels owing to its reliability on service front.
She said the department was able to handle 38 per cent of parcel business after entering into pacts with e-commerce portals such as eBay, Flipkart, Jabong, Snapdeal and others. “We are modernising parcel service wings in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts in a phased manner ,” she said. “The share of parcel services was likely to go up further with the improvement of infrastructure. and installation of more number of scanners,” she said
Ms. Sampath also hinted at establishment of 15 postal ATMs very shortly. “Initially, the ATMs will serve the postal account holders. Later, they will be upgraded into regular ATMs We are planning to set up mini ATMs as an agreement with the SBI has been inked,” she added.

CHQ News : Notice for 30th All India Conference at Lucknow from 4th June to 7th June, 2015

Ref: - P/1-1/AIC                                                                                            Date: 27.03.2015

Notice under Article 25 of the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' read with Article 20(a) and 22 ibid is hereby given that 30th All India Conference of this Union will be held at Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Vishwa Vidyalaya, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow – 226026 (Uttar Pradesh) from 4th June 2015 to 7th June 2015.

The following shall be the items of Agenda for the All India Conference:-
1.       Confirmation of the proceedings of the 29th All India Conference held at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) in March 2013.
2.       Consideration and adoption of Biennial Report.
3.       Consideration and adoption of the Audited Accounts 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15.
4.       Adoption of Budget Estimates for the next session.
5.       Organisational Review:-
(i)     Organisational position/Local agitations at all levels.
(ii)   Review of present membership & evolving strategies to improve membership.
(iii) Review of periodical meetings being held at all levels.
(iv)  Functioning of RJCM/Departmental Council
(v)    Our approach with sister unions in NFPE at all levels.
6.       Seventh CPC and Memorandum submitted by Confederation NFPE, AIPEU Group ‘C’ and JCM National Council Staff side.
7.       Review of Strikes/Agitations: -
(i)     Two days strike from 12.02.2014 to 13.02.2014 by PJCA & Confederation of C. G. Employees & Workers
(ii)   PJCA strike from 06.05.2015 & all various stages of agitational programmes.
(iii) Parliament March Programmes by PJCA and JCM National Council Staff side.
8.       Task force recommendations & Our reservations
(i)        Recommendations of Task Force on Leveraging the Post office Network and repercussions.
(ii)      Corporate Plan of India Post
9.       Common Demands of C. G. Employees
(i)           Seventh Pay Commission & Merger of 50% DA and Interim Relief.
(ii)         Sixth Pay Commission Anomalies
(iii)       Functioning of JCM National Council, National anomaly committee & MACP committee.
(iii)     Non Implementation of all pending Arbitration Awards.
(iv)        Ban on creation of Posts
(v)          Non revision of OTA Rates.
(vi)        Scrapping of NPS.
(vii)      Medical Insurance Scheme
(viii)    Right to Strike
10.   Confederation of CG Employees & workers and its various agitational programmes and our role.
11.   NFPE, State level Conventions, & Coordinating Committees.
12.   Cadre Restructuring in Postal
  (i) Agreement signed on 28.04.2014.
        (ii) Delay in its implementation.
        (iii) Lack of Promotional avenues for PAs
13.   Filling up of PA, LSG/HSG II/HSG I and Postmaster cadre vacancies
              (i)        New Recruitment Rules of PA, Postmen, MTS & LSG RR 2011, HSG II RR 2013, HSG-I RR 2014 and needed changes.
                (ii)      Postmaster Cadre RR 2011 and needed changes.
14.RTP – Counting of Past service for promotion, MACP, Pension benefits etc.
15.   Modified ACP Scheme – Anomalies & Settlement.
16.   P.O & RMS Accountants, System Administrators, Marketing Executives & PRI (P)s.
17.   Policy offensives
(a)    National Postal Policy 2012.
(b)   Closure / Merger of Post Offices.
(c)    Unrealistic targets of BD.
(d)   Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI/RD/MIS etc.
18.   Modernisation of Postal Services & Technological advancement
(i) Problems in Core Banking Solutions(Finacle), Core Insurance solutions (Mc Camish) – under FSI and issues expected in Core System Integration..
(ii) Time barred hardwares, computers and accessories at Post offices.
19.   Shortage of Staff:-
(a)    Time bound recruitment in PA cadre.
(b)   Recruitment taken place in PA Cadre.
(c)    Non-Creation of new posts – Ban on creation of new posts.
(d)   Non-filling up of vacant posts in LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I & Postmaster Cadre chain of vacancies.
20.   Bonus – Revision of formula – Removal of the Quantum ceiling etc.
21.   Contributory Negligence & Problems due to minus balance.
22.   Right to Information Act.
23.   Bhartiya Post & Dak Jagriti.
24.   Publication of Hand book 2015.
25.   Compassionate appointments & removal of conditions there on.
26.   Problems of GDS & Casual Labourers.
27.   Policy and Programme.
28.   Resolutions
29.   Amendment to the Constitution – Notice of which should be given to CHQ at least 21 days prior to the conference.
30.   Election of Office Bearers.
31.   Election of Federal Councillors.
32.   Appointment of Auditor.
33.   Venue of Next AIC.
34.   Any other item with the permission of Chair.
35.   Vote of thanks

With fraternal greetings,

(N. Subramanian)
General Secretary

 Copy to: -

1.       Com. R. Sivannarayana, All India President, All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C', Guntur – 522004 (Andhra Pradesh)
2.       The General Convenor, Receiption Committee - for information and N/A
3.       All CHQ Office-bearers & Circle Secretaries
4.       Circle Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Circle for necessary arrangements of the AIC.  
5.       All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries.  They are called upon to hold their respective conferences where the last conference was held before 2 years
6.       The Director General, Department of Posts, New Delhi 110001
7.       All Chief Postmasters General - Requesting to grant Special Casual Leave to the delegates.
8.       Spare

(N. Subramanian)
General Secretary