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44th Foundation Day of Bargarh H O under Sambalpur Division (Odisha Circle ) on 01.11.2015

Dear Comrades,
We are very much glad to know that Bargarh Head Post Office under Sambalpur Division (Odisha Circle ) is going to celebrate its 44th Foundation Day on 1st November, 2015. Such kind of small initiative will no doubt go a long way in motivating the staff members and unite them increasing the team spirit with high degree of dedication towards the Department which is barely necessary at a time when India Post is under a serious transformation.

Congratulating the efforts of the Postmaster and staff members of Bargarh H O, we wish all success of this nice celebration.

Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C

Editorial of Postal Crusader - November-2015

48 HOURS STRIKE ON 1st & 2nd DECEMBER-2015
                 7th Central Pay Commission has completed its task. The Report is ready and it was to be submitted by 30th September, 2015. Pay Commission requested to grant extension for two months to bind up the office but Government is very generous to grant extension for four months i.e. up to 31st December, 2015. National Joint Council of Action of National Council JCM constituent organizations took decision to defer the Indefinite Strike to be held from 23rd November-2015 as Pay Commission has not submitted its report. NFPE has taken decision earlier to go on indefinite strike from 23rd November-2015. But due to some technical reasons and in the wake of decision of NJCA, NFPE Federal Secretariat meeting held at  Hyderabad  on 11.10.2015 had reviewed  the entire situation  and came to the conclusion that 48 hours strike on 1st & 2nd December-2015  will be organized in the Department of Post on 4 Points Charter of  demands which include ,  Inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC , Implement cadre Restructuring proposals in all sections, filling  up of all vacant posts in all cadres  as per actual sanctioned strength and stopping up of  all types of harassments in the name of implementation of various  new services and schemes and Trade Union Victimization.

            Neither Government of India nor Department of Post appears to be sincere towards the genuine demands of Postal Employees including GDS. Our demand of inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC which was assured by the Secretary (P) and Minister Communication is still unsettled. They are not at all serious to settle the genuine demand of poor GDS employees who are still deprived from all the basic rights and facilities extended to the regular Government employees. We cannot tolerate this state of affairs of exploitation of GDS employees and can go to any extent until and unless the GDS employees are treated as regular Government employees and given all the due rights and facilities extended to regular Government employees.

            The Cadre restructuring proposals in all Cadres including Postal Accounts and MMS were finalized about 2 years ago but still these are not implemented. If this could not be implemented before the implementation of  report of 7th CPC , it will be of no use.

            Postal staff in each cadre is facing lot of hardship due to acute shortage of staff, because the recruitment is not being done on the basis of actual sanctioned strength. If staff shortage is met out more than 50% problems will be solved automatically.

            One of the most burning problems is the harassment of staff in all cadres in the name of implementation of various schemes and services and trade union victimization. CBS and CSI has become a very serious problem. Without developing proper infrastructure these schemes are being implemented and staff is facing more difficulties and harassment from administration as well as public. More and more staff is being made victim under contributory negligence factor. If any union representative raises his voice against all these excesses he is victimized.

            This state of affairs on the part of administration cannot be tolerated more.
            Therefore the Federal Secretariat of NFPE has decided unanimously to go on 48 hours Strike on 1st and 2nd December-2015.

            NFPE call upon the entirety of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to make all efforts to  make the 48 hours strike a historic success and make the department  and Government  of India  to understand  that Postal Employees  will not leave  their genuine  demands and will always remain on the path of struggle.

            Unitedly we fight we will win. We have won on so many occasions and this time also we will win.


Inquilab Zindabad
Postal Unity Zindabad
NFPE  Zindabad.

N F P E Circular regarding 48 hours strike on 1st & 2nd December, 2015

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                         e-mail:
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981               website:
No. PF-01(e)/2015                                                                                   Dated – 31.10.2015

            All General Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers/All Circle, Divisional & Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated Unions
Dear Comrades,
            NFPE alongwith AIPEUGDS (NFPE) has taken decision to go on 48 hours strike on 1st& 2nd December, 2015 on the four points charter of demands.

            NFPE had requested Secretary (P) in writing and by meeting personally to resolve the issues which are pending since long. But it is a very sorry state of affairs on the part of Department of Posts that neither any issue is settled nor even a single line in reply is being given.

            As you all are  aware that NFPE along with PJCA had declared indefinite strike from 6th May-2015 onwards. On most of the items  Secretary (P)  gave positive  assurance in writing in the meetings  during negotiations on agenda of strike Charter of demands and the minutes were circulated among all and were published in all union journals. On 5th May Honourable Minister  Communication also called  meeting with both Secretary Generals NFPE & FNPO and  he also gave positive assurances including  GDS wage revision by 7th CPC and for Cadre restructuring he told  that  he has signed the file after approving the proposals and handed over to Secretary Post.

            But after a lapse of 6 months period no progress is being noticed in any of the matter.

            Earlier National Joint Council of Action  of Constituent Organizations of National  Council JCM had taken  decision to go on indefinite  strike  from 23rd  November -2015 in which  our main demand of inclusion of GDS was also  included in the Charter of  demands

            It was expected that Pay Commission will submit its report upto 30th September, 2015. Pay Commission requested to grant 2 months extension to bind up the office but the Government of India was very much generous to grant 4 months extension to Pay Commission. Pay Commission has completed its task but now Government is interfering and Secretary Finance Ministry has directed Pay Commission to give recommendations keeping in view the fiscal condition of the country and it should not give such recommendations which cannot be implemented. NJCA had deferred the decision of strike from 23rd November, 2015. We as NFPE told in the meeting of NJCA that we are going on indefinite strike in Postal. NJCA leadership requested to review  and reconsider  the decision and change the  date as NJCA has given call of a grand Dharna by All India  leaders of NJCA at Jantar Manter, New Delhi on 19 November,2015. Some of our Confederation leaders and senior leaders of NFPE also advised to review the decision. Accordingly NFPE Federal Secretariat meeting was held at Hyderabad on 11.10.2015 and reviewed the situation and unanimous decision was taken to organize 48 hours strike on 1st& 2nd December, 2015 on the following 4 points of Charter of demands:

            (i) Include GDS in 7th CPC for wage revision and other service related matters.
            (ii) Implement cadre Restructuring proposals in all cadres including Postal       Accounts      & MMS.

            (iii) Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts (i.e. PA, SA,    Postmen, Mail Guard, Mail Man, GDS Mail Man, MMS Driver & other staff in  MMS, PA CO, PA SBCO, Postal Accounts Staff, Civil & Electrical Wing Staff, as  per actual sanctioned        strength.
            (iv) Stop all types of harassment in the name of implementation of various      new    services and schemes and Trade Union Victimization.



            Gramin Dak Sewaks constitute 50% of Work Force in Department of Post. They run 89% Post Offices in Rural Areas. Since 2nd Pay Commission, every  time a Committee headed by bureaucrats  has been constituted to look into the wage revision  and other service related matters  except at the time of Vth  Pay Commission when Justice  Talwar  Committee  was formed which gave  very favourable  recommendations to the GDS  but Government  did not implement 25% of its recommendations. This time NFPE raised the issue to include GDS in 7th CPC and this was supported by Confederation and National Council JCM. But Government has not given any attention towards this demand. During the negotiation on Strike  Charter of demands, Secretary (Post) assured to refer the matter  to Government  of India again third time  with strong recommendations  and  on 05.05.2015 , Hon`ble  Minister Communication had also assured to use his influence to get the GDS included in 7th CPC but nothing has been done so far. It is coming to the notice by some sources that Department of Post is going to form bureaucratic Committee again. We have requested several times that when Pay Commission complete its task than this matter should  also be given to him . Now Pay Commission has been allowed to sit idol for 3 months. This period might have been utilized for the wage revision of GDS. But Government of India is not at all concerned about this poor deprived and exploited section of working class. We cannot tolerate this state. So we have to go to agitation to fight this injustice and discrimination.


            Cadre Restructuring proposals were finalized by the Committee 2 years before. On 5th May 2015 Minister also approved.  JS&FA also cleared the proposals. DOP&T has not raised any objection and suggested to take clearance from Finance Ministry. There is no more financial implications even that Finance Ministry has not cleared the proposal. We have asked Department of Post several times but nothing has been done so far. If it is not implemented before implementation of 7th CPC report. It will be of no use.


            Though Recruitment is going on in the Department of Posts here and there. But there is acute shortage of staff in all cadres because recruitment is not being done as per actual sanctioned strength. If recruitment is made as per actual sanctioned strength and shortage is met out then 50%   problems will be solved automatically.

            Our staff in all cadres is facing so much harassment and victimization. Every day any new service or scheme is being launched without proper infrastructure and sufficient man power. CBS and CSI biggest problem for P-III, 100% delivery for Postmen. Harassment of staff in RMS on OTA, More problems in Circle Office, Postal Accounts and Civil Wing and Electrical Wings are being faced due to staff shortage. If any Trade union leader raises his voice against these onslaughts, he is victimized. Holding of Melas and Meetings on every Sunday and Holiday has become the regular practice against the directions given by Secretary (Post).

            So keeping in all these we have to fight against all these onslaughts and wrong policies of department of Posts and Government of India.

            Whatever we have achieved that is due to struggle only. We have achieved so many things in past by struggles only. If we fight unitedly we will win sure.

            For making the strike 100% successful please follow the following instructions:
1.         Campaign programme of All India leaders have been declared and published in websites, all circle secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions are requested to consult each other and make all arrangements for the meetings of All India leaders. If any change is needed, can be made with consultation of all.

2.         All India leaders should attend the programmes compulsorily.

      3.           Maximum publicity should be given to the campaign programme.

      4.         Strike notice will be served on 06.11.2015 to the Secretary (Posts) by NFPE leaders.It should be served at all levels by organizing mass demonstrations.

      5.         Joint campaign programme should be conducted by all Circle/Divisional Secretaries in their respective Circles and Divisions and make maximum efforts for grand success of strike by organizing Gate meetings and General Body meetings.

      6.          Circulars/Pamphlets /Hand bills and Posters should be published and send to all. These should be published in regional language also.

7.         Please leave no stone unturned for success of strike.

8.         Give Wide Publicity in local Press and Media.
Yours fraternally,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General

Friday, October 30, 2015

Inviting comments with reference to the issue of prescribing time limit for holding examinations/ interviews from the date of advertisement for the post under direct recruitment reg.

Meeting of the committee to decide the rationalization of the CVO positions inCPSEs and other organizations under different Ministry-Department and the pay incentive allowance etc.

Till Date About 93 Per Cent of the Adult Residents in India Aquired Unique Identity – Aadhaar on Their own Volition

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
30-October-2015 13:58 IST

Till Date About 93 Per Cent of the Adult Residents in India Aquired Unique Identity – Aadhaar on Their own Volition
Till now, it is found that 93 per cent of the adult residents in India voluntarily acquired and possess Unique Identity – ‘Aadhaar’. To achieve universal Aadhaar coverage, the UIDAI is now focusing on Child enrolment, besides mopping up remaining persons.

UIDAI having issued first Aadhaar number on 29th September 2010, has till date generated more than 92.68 crore Aadhaar in just five years time. This success has been possible due to people’s voluntary quest to empower themselves with the unique identity that is portable and authenticable online anywhere, anytime on a digital platform. It has been established in no uncertain terms that nobody can fake anybody’s Aadhaar established identity on authentication. Hence, the targeted delivery of direct benefits under various welfare schemes and programmes became a dream come true with Aadhaar proving itself as a strategic policy tool for social and financial inclusion, increasing convenience and promoting hassle-free people-centric governance.

Out of the 24 States/UTs where UIDAI has been mandated to enrol and issue Aadhaar numbers, it is found that 16 states/UTs have more than 100 per cent adult population saturation with Delhi on the top with 128% followed by Himachal Pradesh (111%), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (111%), Punjab (110%), Kerala and Haryana (109 % each), Chandigarh and Sikkim (107% each), Jharkhand, Goa and Puducherry (106% each),Tripura (105 %), Rajasthan (103%), Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra (101%); 5 states/UTs have above 90 per cent adult saturation with Andaman and Nicobar Islands (97%), Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh (96% each), Uttarakhand (93%) and Uttar Pradesh (91%); and 3 states have above 80 per cent adult population saturation with Gujarat (89%), Daman and Diu (82%) and Bihar (80%). In all in States/UTs assigned for the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Aadhaar saturation among adult population is 98 per cent.

In other 12 States/UTs which are being covered by RGI for enrolment has an overall 76 per cent saturation with Lakshadweep (109%), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (103%), West Bengal (89%), Odisha and Tamil Nadu (88% each), Manipur (65%), Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir (63% each), Arunachal Pradesh (50%) and Mizoram (46%). In two of the RGI States namely Assam and Meghalaya, there are some local issues which have resulted in low saturation.

It may be pertinent to mention here that there are 18 States/UTs in total having more than 100 per cent Aadhaar adult population saturation. One may wonder as to how more than 100 per cent Aadhaar can be generated in a State/UT.

That is due to the fact that the population figures are based on the Census of 2011, while Aadhaar are generated to the real population which has increased by 2015. That is, the base (divider) is taken as the population based on 2011census.

Migratory population from other states could also enroll in these States/UTs with more than 100 per cent Aadhaar adult population saturation. Actually, Aadhaar is a unique lifelong identity, which is available free of cost and any individual irrespective of age and gender and who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI, can enroll for Aadhaar on a voluntary basis anywhere in the country.

Transfer and postings in Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' - order dated 30.10.2015

CBS roll out at Khariar Road SO under Kalahandi Division on 30.10.2015


Presidential address delivered by Com. Usha Bonepalli Chairperson, Confederation Women’s Sub Committee in the Two Days All India Women’s Work shop held at Hyderabad on 9th & 10th October 2015

Com. K. Hemalatha, National Secretary CITU, Prof. Haragopal, distinguished political scientist and ICSSR National Fellow with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Com. M. Girija, Joint Secretary, All India Insurance Employees Association, Com. KKN Kutty President of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Com. Krishnan, Secretary General of the Confederation, Com. Nageswara Rao, Com. Satyanarayana, Com. Subba Reddy, President – Incometax Employees Federation, many other distinguished leaders, and all comrades who have come from different parts of India, from different central government departments - on behalf of the Confederation of the Central Government Employees and Workers, a warm welcome to you all.

Comrades, I am very happy to see so many women comrades assemble here for a union meeting. This is because, we don’t often see women travelling from all over India, to attend meetings. In all union meetings that I attend, I generally see around 95 % men and hardly 5 % women. But here, seeing a gathering full of women is giving me great satisfaction.

Comrades, I always feel that more women participation in union programs will strengthen the union very much. On various issues, we keep seeing a lot of protests and agitation programs in our offices, and rallies on streets. But if there is a protest program on the streets by women, the importance will be more. Everyone will look and enquire – what is the problem. Imagine if there is a ‘March to Parliament’ comprising of only women, if Delhi’s roads are covered by a sea of women, from all over India, how much impact it will have. The media will respond more, and no government can take that lightly. That is the power of women.

But in various unions, the role of women is generally limited to only following strike call given by leaders. There are very less number of women in leadership positions. Generally, women are given a post of ‘lady representative’. If there is an executive body of 15 members, all the 15 members will be men and one post will be reserved to ladies, as ‘lady representative’. I also worked as a ‘lady representative’ in my initial years, but I used to think that this model is wrong. I thought that I will fight this mindset. Why shouldn’t women be in the forefront? Why cannot women lead a union, in a responsible position, up in the hierarchy? Why not women as President or General Secretary of a union ? Can women handle such responsibilities or not ? This thought used to occupy my mind a lot, and inspire me a lot. With that inspiration, with that zeal, I became the first General Secretary of Incometax Employees Federation for AP and now Telangana.

Comrades, I have worked as President and am now working as General Secretary. With my experience, I can confidently say that women are not less in any aspect when it comes to working in a union or leading a union. The only thing that women need is a little bit of orientation, and self confidence. How do we get it? By having a clear grasp of issues, by understanding the problems that the working class is facing, and the problems specific to central government employees. If we have that understanding, if the fire is ignited, if the spirit blazes, then no one stop it, and the force of organised women, will be the one biggest force. The classes that you will have during these two days, are a major step in that direction. In these two days, eminent speakers will discuss about the challenges of working class, the new liberal economic model, legal awareness of women’s law, role of women in trade union and society, 7th Pay Commission and the role of Confederation. But before that, let me give an introduction to the issues surrounding us.

Comrades, as members of the Confederation, we are a part of the larger ecosystem of the Indian Working Class. In recent days, the working class is facing big threats to their basic rights. Let me explain a bit.

There are some important laws which protect the workers from exploitation. I will read some of their names, which are self explanatory : Factories Act, Industrial Disputes Act, Minimum Wages Act, Payment of Bonus Act, ESI Act, EPF Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Child Labour Prohibition Act, Equal Remuneration Act. What do these laws do ? They ensure that minimum safety standards and minimum facilities should be there in a factory or an office, reasonable living wage or minimum pay should be assured, workers should get health cover, insurance and PF benefits, women should get maternity benefits, women should not be forced to work in night shifts, women should get equal pay as men, workers can organise into unions and fight against injustice. These laws give us certain rights. They protect workers from exploitation. Why were these laws framed? Did the ruling class dole out these laws as an act of charity? Or an act of benevolence ? No. Not at all. Nobody gave us these. In the 19th and 20th centuries, workers around the world – peasants, industrial workers, workers in organised and unorganised sectors – everywhere – in Manchester, Leeds, Warsaw, Leningrad, Surat, Coimbatore, Kolkata, - everywhere, the workers waged bitter struggles, faced oppression, hardships, victimisations, made immense sacrifices, even lost lives. But we kept the struggle going, gaining from strength to strength. Eventually, the workers movements have succeeded in forcing the ruling classes to frame these laws. Its our struggle, our sacrifices that brought these laws. Our safeguards. And now, in the 21st century, the government wants to remove them, or dilute them. Why ?

You might have seen in newspapers and TV – Our PM went to Australia, New York, San Fransisco. He hugged Mark Zuckenburg. He met top industrialists. Everybody wants to do business in India. Nice, but why ?

In the western countries, they have very strict labour laws. You can see, even the lady ambassador of India was arrested in the USA because she did not pay minimum wage to her domestic servant. They have such strict labour laws there. Corporates have to give huge amount of their earnings as salaries. They cannot violate the labour laws there, so they want cheaper places, where they can drop a pittance, make people work day and night, in the name of productivity, and carry away riches. They want better return on investment. RoI. Better return on capital employed. RoCE. Catchy abbreviations. Thats why they want to come to places like India and set up shop here. But we also have labour laws. So what do they do. They ask our government to remove our labour laws. Or dilute our labour laws. They call it labour reforms. A good sweet sounding name. Labour reforms. As if we are living in dark ages and they are angels who are coming to reform us. The unions are shown as someone who obstruct so called labour reforms, making us feel guilty. But tell me, can we really call them labour reforms ?

See what’s the being done under the name labour reforms – Under the new rules, industries can escape from all 14 labour laws if there are less than 40 employees in a unit. 70 % of the factories in India employ less than 40 employees. Even where more number of employees are there, they show many of them as working under some outsourcing contractor, so that they are below 40 limit. Because of this, as per new law, more than 70 % of the workforce in India will not have safeguards of maximum working hours, minimum wage, PF, ESI, maternity leave. They are left to the wind.

Under the new law, a factory owner can remove upto 300 employees in one stroke, without taking any permission from govt or discussion with union. They call it rightsizing. Right sizing means simply removing workers and employees from the rolls. Hire and Fire. What happens to their job security and livelihood. Under the new rules, factory owners can simply close down their factories, by sending one e-mail. See, till then, the capitalist would have amassed riches because of the workers, but he can suddenly pack his riches and simply leave, without giving any severance benefit to thousands of workers who contributed to his profits. When a worker gets an e-mail, it could be – hey, you have no work from tomorrow, don’t come, get lost. You have worked for me till now, and I earned profits because of you, but sorry, don’t ask me a paisa from that. So cruel. The new laws are giving legal status to this type of injustice. They call this labour reform.

Comrades, these reforms are not for improving conditions of labour or workers or employees. In some sectors, the basic constitutional right to form a union is also being taken away. Our esteemed guest here, Com. Hemalatha, National Secretary CITU had to protest in Vizag recently because the government assured an Israeli Diamond polishing unit that there will be no union in their factory. Police have even detained her, when she protested. Our basic right is being taken away in the name of labour reforms. There is no option left to us, than to protest.

Comrades, this doesn’t mean that we are against development or growth. Or prosperity. The question is WHO should prosper. The development or growth of India does not mean that a map should prosper, or a building should prosper, or some capitalists should prosper. No. Development means prosperity of the people, who are the prime reason for the development. Prosperity of the workers, the employees, their families, their children. But what’s happening in the name of development is greed, but not development. This is exploitation, not growth. Workers are being turned into indentured labour. If we take a happiness quotient of 1 to 10, it will be in minus. Our news papers write articles in such a manner that the profits are glorified. More profits – bigger heroes. Any article about their workers ? – I will bet – you will not find even one article about their workers. Forbes magazines publishes list of top 100 rich people – Billionaires are ranked 1,2,3 and Indian papers publish the list of Indian billionaires. No one publishes the list of companies which take care of workers. Everywhere, there is glorification of profit and total, complete disregard to workers. When the PM goes to Australia or USA, he would take along Adani or Ambani, - representatives of industry, but will he take Com Krishnan or Com Kutty or Com. Hemalatha ? Why not ? Sounding outlandish ? But why not ? There are three factors of production. Land, labour and capital. The ruling class are taking with them, representatives of capital. The capitalists. Then why will they not take representatives of labour. Representatives of employees. My point is : the policy makers - top politicians and bureaucrats are always surrounded by these big mega businessmen at all times. Our policy makers listen to their interests only. Then what about the working class. How can their voice be heard ?

That’s the whole point, comrades. Thats why we should organise, strengthen our unions, and everyone should join the struggle. We should make policy makers sit up and take notice. Our 2nd September strike is a major step in this direction. You have seen how the entire working class of India joined hands and made the strike a grand success. We should be proud of this success and try to take it forward.

Comrades, you might have seen, the government was very determined to pass the land acquisition bill. It did not budge even when the entire monsoon session of Parliament was washed away. But after the 2nd Sept strike, the govt backtracked and allowed the ordinance to lapse. This is not a coincidence. This shows the effect of the united working class. This is a new inspired awakening for us. This is a lesson for everyone of us in expressing solidarity to each other. Had the peasants alone have fought for it, the government wouldn’t have cared. But the workers unions, the Confederation, we all joined hands in denouncing the land acquisition bill. The opposition parties joined in chorus. So, the government was left with no alternative. This is an important lesson for leaders like all of us. Because, everyone of us will keep facing questions, something like – “the strike is about workers rights in general, but what’s there for Central Govt Employees like me”. I have faced these questions myself. And now I have the answers –

Central Govt Employees also will not have any rights, if the workers’ rights in general are taken away. Its just a matter of time. We are not an isolated ecosystem. We are part of the larger family of workers. If we allow the government to be brave enough to take away the rights of working class in general, it will be more emboldened to give us a bad deal in 7th CPC. We should not allow this to happen. If the workers are taken away the right to form a union, then it will be only a matter of time that this right will be taken away from us also. We should never allow it to happen. We can fight this only through unity. If we express our solidarity with each other, we will be part of a larger force. Government will be forced to give weight to each component of the large force.

In the classes today and tomorrow, you will understand about our issues, our rights, and our struggles. You can also learn about the various issues which are specific to Central Government employees, like 7th Pay Commission, Dr. Aykoryd formula, contributory pension, bonus, CGHS, outsourcing, contingent workers, infrastructure and proper working conditions, etc. The Confederation has given everyone a good opportunity. Make use of it fully.

Before I end, let me again tell that women should come more and more into union activities and become leaders. We understand the issues better. We know the problems more. Let me put this in a simple way - For all the union issues, like pay and benefits, leave, bonus, working hours, the buck stops with us. Women. It is in our kitchens, that we women, should decide whether we can afford to put two onions in a curry or compromise for no onions. We have to decide if we can afford to give our clothes for ironing at ten rupees a pair or buy an iron and do it ourselves. We have to decide if we can afford to engage a servant maid or do the cleaning, washing, mopping, cooking - ourselves, 31 days a month.

The buck stops here.

The ultimate affected party of all these Pay Commissions, workers rights, or injustice to workers – the ultimate affected party is woman. So, we should know what is the injustice to our employees, and why and how we should fight. If we know this, understand this, we will automatically fight and we will be a big force. If we do that, Confederation will succeed in taking this workers movement to greater heights. I don’t see you as ordinary women here. I see you all as torch bearers to womens’ movement in your organisations, as great leaders, raring to go. We keep doing a lot of multitasking in our life, in office and at home. I am telling you, we can easily do it.

So comrades, unless we come out, unite, forge a national awakening, fight with unrelenting vigour and vitality, unless our struggles shout loud in the face of the ruling class, we will be taken for granted. Our united voice should pierce the safety vaults of the ruling class and shatter their deafness and blindness. I am sure we can do it.

Thank You.

Accepting of MPKBY Agent RD Transactions through BCP Menu

From: Kawaljit Singh

Sent: 30 October 2015 13:15

To: CPMG Andhra Pradesh Circle; CPMG Assam Circle; CPMG Bihar Circle; CPMG Chattisgarh Circle; CPMG Delhi Circle; CPMG Gujrat Circle; CPMG Himachal Pradesh Circle; CPMG Haryana Circle; CPMG Jharkhand Circle; CPMG Jammu & Kashmir Circle; CPMG Karnataka Circle; CPMG Kerala Circle; CPMG Maharashtra Circle; CPMG Madhya Pradesh Circle; CPMG North East Circle; CPMG Orissa Circle; CPMG Punjab Circle; CPMG Rajasthan Circle; CPMG Tamilnadu Circle; CPMG Uttar Pradesh Circle; CPMG Uttarakhand Circle; CPMG West Bengal Circle; Sakthivelu VM; Giriraj Ponnambalam; FSI (CBS) Team, CEPT; DDG (Financial Services); Kawaljit Singh
Cc: CBS CPC, AP Circle; CBS CPC, Assam Circle; CBS CPC, Bihar Circle;; CBS CPC, Delhi Circle; CBS CPC, Gujrat Circle; CBS CPC, Haryana Circle; CBS CPC, HP Circle; CBS CPC, J&K Circle; CBS CPC, Jharkhand Circle; CBS CPC, Kerala Circle; CBS CPC, MP Circle; CBS CPC, Maharashtra Circle; CBS CPC, North East Circle; CBS CPC, Orissa Circle; CBS CPC, Punjab Circle; CBS CPC, Rajasthan Circle;; CBS CPC, UP Circle; CBS CPC, Uttarakhand Circle; CBS CPC, WB Circle

Subject: Accepting of MPKBY Agent RD Transactions through BCP Menu.

​​​​Respected Sir / Madam

I am directed to say that in last few days, Agent Portal access has some problems and many MPKBY Agents are not able to create their LOTs through Portal. It has now been decided to invoke Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for accepting their transactions. For this purpose, the whole BCP document circulated earlier is once again attached with a Step by Step Guide for RD Excel sheet in which agents have to enter the data (except those accounts having default/Rebate) and for the Post Office user has to convert this excel into .TXT file. Then this file will have to be uploaded into RD BCP menu mentioned in the document. User has to see result of upload from HPR. If any account number is wrongly entered or accounts having default and advance deposits will be failed.  Solution for accepting Deposits in these accounts at the counter through regular CRDP is being explored and will be circulated separately.  All these transactions will be in "POSTED" state and Supervisor has to use HTV, select "Posted" transactions and verify in bulk. All these transactions would appear in LOT individually.   Only cash transactions will be accepted through this process.

For POSB Cheques we will send solution separately.

It is further mentioned that during the whole process i.e Excel Upload or Accepting deposits at Counter, Agent Commission will not be credited into Agent's Savings Account. For this purpose following procedure should be followed:-

Calculate Agent Commission and TDS outside the system and pay the net commission by cash (as being paid in Sanchaya Post). Make entries manually into Agent Commission Register and Account far the Commission and TDS through SB Cash alongwith other commission paid through Finacle. List of Commission paid can be either prepared manually or this amount can be entered below the other commission paid if any.

It is further informed that the whole responsibility of calculation , payment and Accounting in SB Cash the commission and  TDS will be responsibility of the Post Office concerned.

This process will continue till Agent Portal is fully restored.


(Kawal Jit Singh)
Assistant Director (SB-II)
Postal Directorate
New Delhi
Contact No. 011-23036224, 011-23096108
Mob:- 09899998054

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"e-Sahyog" Pilot Project of the Income-tax Department to facilitate taxpayers

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley launches the "e-Sahyog" pilot project of the Income-tax Department to facilitate taxpayers
New Delhi, October 27, 2015
Kartika 5, 1937

The Income-tax Department is committed to the „Digital India‟ initiative of the Government of India. The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley launched here today an "e-Sahyog" pilot project which furthers the Department‟s commitment to work in an e-environment and reduces the need for the taxpayer to physically appear before tax authorities.
The "e-Sahyog" project launched on a pilot basis is aimed at reducing compliance cost, especially for small taxpayers. The objective of "e-Sahyog" is to provide an online mechanism to resolve mismatches in Income-tax returns of those assesses whose returns have been selected for scrutiny, without visiting the Income Tax Office. Under this initiative the Department will provide an end to end e-service using SMS, e-mails to inform the tax assesses of the mismatch. The taxpayers will simply need to visit the e-filing portal and log in with their user-ID and password to view mismatch related information and submit online response on the issue. The responses submitted online by the taxpayers will be processed and if the response and other information are found satisfactory as per automated closure rules, the issue will be treated as closed. The taxpayers can check the updated status by logging in to the e-filing portal.
The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley also inaugurated a drive to provide public service at peoples‟ door step byholding "special PAN camps in remote areas". Under this campaign, special PAN camps are being held over two days at forty- three remote, semi urban and rural locations across India in the first instance to facilitate obtaining of PAN card by persons residing in such areas. The Finance Minister interacted with applicants and officials at seven of these camps through a video conference. More such camps will be held through the year. The camps will ease the burden of compliance for persons residing in remote, semi urban and rural areas who wish to enter into transactions of purchase or sale above rupees one lakh and will be required to quote PAN as announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget Speech 2015-16.
On this occasion, the Finance Minister stated that the objective of the Income Tax Department is to make life as easy as possible for the assesses and difficult only for those who consciously evade taxes. These digital initiatives will help in creating a positive environment.
These initiatives of the Department are expected to significantly reduce the burden of compliance on taxpayers and enhance the taxpayers‟ satisfaction.

UPU News : Letter-Writing Competition winner honoured in Berne

Sara Jadid from Lebanon, the winner of the 44th UPU International Letter-Writing Competition, was in Berne on Wednesday at the Universal Postal Union to receive her prize from the Director General Bishar A. Hussein.

 Sara Jadid on the UPU's terrace in Berne with her certificate (Photo: Marcel Bieri/keystone)
“'Jadid' means something new and bright, which Sara certainly is,” Hussein told an audience of international delegates and dignitaries.
For her part, Layla, Sara’s mother, who was also in Berne, praised the competition for encouraging literacy.
“In a world where children are glued to their devices, competitions like the UPU one play an important part in helping kids express them properly in writing,” the mother of eight said.
The Director General would agree. “We are likely to lose the passion for letter-writing if we do not keep these kinds of events and this spirit alive,” he said.
When Sara heard about the theme of the UPU’s 2015 Letter-Writing Competition – “Write a letter about the world you want to grow up in” – she was immediately inspired.
“I thought that it would be my opportunity to express myself,” she said as the world she wants to grow up in is not the world she sees around her.
Sara comes from a deprived area in the city of Tripoli in Lebanon and has been no stranger to war and conflict in her thirteen years.

Undeniable talent

Sara’s letter is a heartfelt appeal, “soaked with tears of despair”, to all those people working to destroy her dreams.
In moving language, the letter presents a detailed and poetic description of this dream world longed for by Sara.
With strong emotion, she condemns the hatred, war and sectarianism she has witnessed and imagines a new better world under “the moon of openness and the sun of freedom”.
“Beyond her undeniable talent, Sara represents the best that Lebanon has to offer, with her message of peace, hope and tolerance,” LibanPost CEO Khalil Daoud said at the ceremony. 
He spoke of the sacrifices Sara’s parents had made to provide a good environment for their children to grow and thrive.
LibanPost awarded Sara a cash prize, part of which will to contribute to her education over the next three years.

Giving thanks

Showing self-assurance and composure beyond her years, Sara addressed the Berne audience in French, Arabic and English.
She thanked her parents and teachers and spoke with great fondness of her five sisters and two brothers, paying tribute to their individual qualities.
Sara was accompanied on her trip to Switzerland by her mother, part of the UPU prize.
“I see you, my World, as a rainbow that appears after crises, in which no religion will conquer another and no skin colour will be superior to another. You are a world that transcends human conflict,” her letter reads.
In the future, Sara wishes for nothing more than to remain in her home country, complete her studies and work.


Her success has inspired many of her fellow citizens, according to Mansour Chaya, chargé des affaires ad interim from the Lebanese Embassy, Berne.
“Despite everything that is happening in Lebanon – two million refugees, and terrorists knocking at our door – we have this example of a young Lebanese sending a message of peace to the whole world,” Chaya told the gathering.
This year, 65 member countries submitted their winning letters from the national heats to the international round. Some 1.5 million children participated.
The international jury also awarded a silver medal to Miriam Campos Acin, an 11-year-old girl from Spain and the bronze to Silva Brito Leonardo, a 15-year-old boy from Brazil.