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Monday, October 31, 2016

Tech magic: Philately now at your fingertips

| Oct 31, 2016, 06

 AHMEDABAD: Need to know how many stamps have been released on Mahat ma Gandhi or Sardar Pa tel by India Post so far? 

Want information on how many commemorative stamps were issued in a specific year? Or do you wish to verify details of any stamp before collection or purchase?

Philately Reckoner India, an Android-based mobile phone application developed by Gujarat Philatelists' Association (GPA), aims to answer all these questions and much more. The developers said that it is India's first such app that has the record of over 3,000 postal stamps issued since 1947, with pictures and description. Mainak Kathiyara,the president emeritus of GPA, said that Gujarat is the state with one of the highest numbers of philatelists in the country with very diverse collection."Many a times, new collectors approach us with questions related to postal stamps such as the specific date or year of release or all the themes covered by the postal department so far," he said. "It gave us the idea for the app. We worked with philatelist Jatin Trivedi who developed it from scratch according to our vision."

The application has a list of stamps for each year, with photograph, release date, quantity and brief description. One can also search for specific stamps.

The GPA officials clarify that the app is not for philatelists alone.

They say that it is for students, researchers, historians, academicians, postal employees and public at large. "The small stamp contains a cache of information on society at large --dignitaries, historic events, flora and fauna, and international relations and so on," said an official."Thus, our effort is to put all the available knowledge at the fingertips of the user."

Kathiyara said that the app will be ever-evolving."At the moment, we have sections such as commemorative stamps, definitive stamps, miniature sheets, sheetlets, and My Stamps issued by India Post," he said. "While many sections are up-to-date, others are being updated and all sections will be updated periodically with relevant information." 
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Post Payments Bank eyes synergies with financial services biz of India Post

The primary objective of a payments banks is to further the cause of financial inclusion - Photo: NAGARA GOPAL 
The India Post Payments Bank is working on striking synergies with the Post Office Savings Bank of the Department of Posts to ensure that its customers don’t look elsewhere for parking deposits exceeding ₹1 lakh.

In view of the regulatory restriction that a payments bank can hold a maximum balance of ₹1lakh per individual customer, the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is planning to create a mechanism whereby balances over this limit get automatically transferred to the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB). In this regard, the IPPB is closely examining a clause in the Reserve Bank of India’s payments bank guidelines whereby it can accept a large pool of money to be remitted to a number of accounts provided at the end of the day the balance does not exceed ₹1 lakh.

The IPPB and the POSB apparently want to make sure that as far as possible the customer’s money stays within the government-owned postal system. So, a customer opening a savings bank account with IPPB will be given the option to also open a linked POSB account. The IPPB has been set up under the Department of Posts (DoP) as a public limited company wholly owned by the government of India. The DoP received ‘in-principle’ RBI approval to set up payments bank in August 2015.

The POSB currently offers investment options, including savings bank account, recurring deposit account, time deposit, monthly income scheme, senior citizens savings scheme, and public provident fund, to small investors. These services are offered as an agency service for the Finance Ministry.

As per RBI guidelines, payments banks can accept demand deposits — current deposits and savings bank deposits from individuals, small businesses and other entities. They can neither accept fixed deposits and NRI deposits nor can they give loans. 

The primary objective of a payment banks is to further the cause of financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts and payments/remittance services to migrant labour workforce, low-income households, small businesses, other unorganised sector entities and other users.

Among the reasons cited by banking industry experts for mainstream banks to pick up stakes in entities having ‘in-principle’ RBI approval to start payments banks are to provide their banking expertise, the opportunity to tap deposits exceeding ₹1 lakh, and cross-selling loans.

For example, Reliance Industries and State Bank of India have signed an agreement to set up a payments bank with equity contribution of 70 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively. Kotak Mahindra Bank has acquired 19.90 per cent stake in Airtel Payments Bank. 

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Provision of SMS facility by Department of Posts to the sender & addressee of the articles

C O, Bhubaneswar endorses DoP order issued on enhancement of ceiling for calculation of exgratia bonus payable to GDS from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/-


Vigilance Awareness week commences from today

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

31-October-2016 10:36 IST

Vigilance Awareness week commences from today 
The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life and to achieve a corruption free society, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which 31st October, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week has commenced from today, with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises/Public Sector Banks and all other Organizations.

“Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption” has been chosen as the theme for Vigilance Awareness Week this year by the Commission.

In addition, the Commission has envisaged a concept of Integrity Pledge, for enlisting support and commitment of the citizens and corporates/entities/firms etc to prevent and combat corruption.

The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week renews our commitment to achieve the goals of promoting integrity, transparency and accountability in public life. The Commission, therefore, lays greater emphasis on generation of awareness among the public as a more effective and sustainable means of fighting corruption.



Promotion and postings in the Grade of Assistant Director (Recruitment)

Observation of "Swachh Bharat Pakhwada" under Swachh Bharat Mission from 01.11.2016 to 15.11.2016


Creation of Katihar Postal Division on bifurcation from Purnea Division in Bihar Circle

Promotion and postings in the Grade of Assistant Director (Recruitment)

ILO seeks coordinated action to boost global economy

By Collins Olayinka, Abuja   |   25 October 2016   |

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has blamed lack of coordinated action for the slow growth of the global economy.

The Director General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, lamented that the global economy is yet to recover eight years after the global financial crisis fueling anxiety that there is a high risk that it will remain stuck in a slow growth trap.

ILO Director-General highlighted that there are over 70 million women and men not in work today who would have had a job if pre-crisis growth had resumed. With the latest downward revisions in growth prospects the jobs gap could rise to over 80 million by 2020.

His words: “Global real wage growth dropped sharply during the crisis, recovered in 2010 but has since decelerated. If China, where wage growth was faster than elsewhere is not included, wage growth fell to below the one per cent per annum recorded in the crisis years. Increasing decent work opportunities and improving wages are key to breaking out of the slow growth trap and rekindling a virtuous circle of increased investment, rising productivity and sustainable enterprise and wage and consumption growth.”

According to surveys in 28 countries, a quarter of young people aged between 15 and 29 years old are neither employed, nor in education or training (NEET), a status, which carries risks of underemployment, skills deterioration and discouragement. In addition, between 1995 and 2015, the global female labour force participation rate decreased from 52.4 to 49.6 per cent.

“It is estimated that 156 million employed youth, or 38 per cent of working youth in emerging and developing countries are living in extreme or moderate poverty. The potential of the generation that must work to achieve the 2030 Agenda’s sustainable development goal is being wasted,” Ryder added.

The ILO Chief stressed that investing in gender equality at work and in enabling women and men to balance work and family responsibilities is a top priority in structural reform of the labour market and increasing the productive potential of the world’s workforce.

The ILO Director General also noted that the ILO and the World Bank’s shared objective is to increase the number of countries that can provide universal social protection, supporting countries to design and implement universal and sustainable social protection systems.

“Universal social protection refers to the integrated set of policies designed to ensure income security and support to all people across the life cycle – paying particular attention to the poor and the vulnerable,” Ryder said.

In this context, he drew attention to the ILO/IFC Better Work programme operating in eight developing nations around the world and targeted on garment supply chains. The programme is reducing the prevalence of abusive workplace practices, increasing productivity and pay and reducing excessive working hours, and creating positive effects outside the factory for workers and their families.

The ILO Director-General also highlighted that considerable shifts in employment driven by openness to international trade and investment ‘call for strengthened labour market institutions’ to ease worker mobility, increase training, promote sustainable wage setting, ensure adequate social protection, improve working conditions and enhance respect for international labour standards.

“The widely ratified ILO conventions on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work are key benchmarks for international investment and trade governance mechanisms. Their near-universal acceptance, which demonstrates the value of ILO membership, has allowed them to become the globally accepted baseline for fair treatment in the workplace and a starting point for addressing labour conditions and sustainable development,” he said.

Meanwhile, workers under the aegis of International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have called on companies and governments to account for attacks on workers’ rights and living standards and an end to huge and growing economic inequality, as they mark the World Day for Decent Work.

Commenting on the significance of the decent work agenda, the General Secretary of ITUC, Sharan Burrow, said: “Pressure is building globally for governments to put an end to corporate greed. Major multinationals responsible for a hidden workforce of 94 per cent of workers in their supply chains, and wherever we look we find modern slavery, dangerous and exploitative working practices and poverty wages embedded in the factories and farms which supply consumers worldwide.
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Odisha sets up committee to implement 7th pay panel recomendations

 PTI : Bhubaneswar :Oct 29, 2016

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 23.55 per cent overall hike in pay, allowances and pensions for central government employees with effect from January 1 this year.

Odisha government on Friday said it has set up a fitment committee for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees and pensioners.

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“I am happy to announce that the state government will implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. A fitment committee is formed for working out the modalities. This will benefit the state government employees and pensioners,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.

Around four lakh state government employees and over three lakh pensioners would benefit from the move, officials said.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur had recommended a 23.55 per cent overall hike in pay, allowances and pensions for central government employees with effect from January 1 this year.

An official estimation has pegged the pay revision requirement at about Rs 5,500 crore annually. Currently, the state government dishes out Rs 29,836 crore annually towards salaries and pensions.
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Post offices to go paperless in six months

ONGOLE, October 29, 2016

In a customer-centric initiative, India Post will go paperless shortly implementing Core System Integrator (CSI) Project across different channels, levels and locations, according to its Vijayawada Region Postal Services Director E. Veerabhadra Rao.

Addressing the media here on Friday night, he said, “A pilot project is being implemented in Machilipatnam in this region to lay down a robust IT infrastructure, implement software applications. All services of the Postal Department will go online in six months time.” Customer Interaction Channels would provide services through call centre, web portal and mobile devices.

The CSI also provided for IT-based mail operations with improved article tracking and technology-driven logistics network. Finance & Accounts as also Human Resources Management would be done online under CSI, he added.

“India Post is fully geared up to offer banking services from new fiscal,” he said, adding that the Reserve Bank of India had in principle agreed to inter-portability of its Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) with those of PSU banks. “Some ticklish issues like addressing the complaints of the customers of each other are being looked into,” he added.
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M. Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation & Ex.SG, NFPE.
                      The Govt. of India had issued the orders for payment of enhanced bonus to all Central Govt. Employees on 29-10-2016.  The bonus calculation ceiling is raised from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.7,000/- from 01-04-2014.  Accordingly the bonus payment to all regular employees for the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 was paid with arrears at the enhanced rate of Rs.7,000/- in August 2016.  Unfortunately the Postal Board refused to issue enhanced bonus ceiling in respect of about three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.  It referred the case to Gramin Dak Sevaks Committee for recommendations. 
                   The previous GDS Committee headed by Shri Nataraja Murthy had made a retrograde recommendation in its report.  As per that recommendation the productivity of GDS is only 50% of the regular employees and hence it recommended only 50% bonus paid to regular employees to GDS.  At that time the bonus calculation ceiling was Rs.3,500/-.  As per Nataraja Murthy Committee, the GDS are eligible for Rs.1,750/- calculation ceiling only.  Hence the Postal Board refused to extend the enhanced bonus ceiling of Rs.3,500/- for GDS.  Against this stand NFPE and AIPEU-GDS along with Postal Joint Council of Action including FNPO and NUGDS conducted series of agitational programmes including strike.  Postal JCA discussed the case with the then Minister of Communications also.  Finance Ministry rejected the case for enhancement of bonus to 3,500/- three times inspite of favourable recommendations from Minister, Communications. Finally, after prolonged struggle the Finance Ministry  approved the enhancement and orders for grant of bonus at the rate of Rs.3,500/- was issued for Gramin Dak Sevaks also. 
                   This time, the Chairman of the GDS Committee, Shri Kamalesh Chandra, took a different stand.  The Committee recommended the enhanced bonus of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also.  It stated that the overall revenue generated by GDS Post offices and the overall expenditure for running the GDS Post offices is almost equal.  The actual deficit on account of GDS is only 200 crores, whereas the total deficit of Postal department is more than 6000 crors.  That means the loss on account of GDS is very meagre when compared to the loss incurred for running the departmental post offices, RMS and Administrative Offices.  Hence, Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee made a favourable recommendation to Postal Board to grant enhanced bonus to GDS at the rate of Rs.7,000/-.  Postal Board sent the file to Finance Ministry for approval.  The Finance Ministry after detailed study, gave approval and Department of Posts issued orders on 27-10-2016.
Role played by NFPE & AIPEU - GDS:
                   NFPE and AIPEU-GDS under the leadership of Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. P.Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, gave call for agitational programmes along with FNPO & NUGDS, protesting against the discrimination shown towards GDS and demanding enhanced bonus calculation ceiling of Rs.7,000/- to GDS also for the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 also demanding payment of revised wages to all casual, part-time, contingent employees from 01-01-2006.  It conducted nationwide protest demonstrations and mass dharna in front of all Circle/Regional and Divisional Offices.  It declared indefinite hunger fast in front of Postal Directorate (Dak Bhavan, New Delhi) from 3rd November 2016 and two days strike on 9th &10th November, 2016.  Notice for the two days strike was served to the Secretary, Department of Posts on 20-10-2016.  Intensive campaign was undertaken throughout the country and the response from employees was overwhelming.
Departmental Employees and GDS unity is exhibited:
                   In 1984, first time in the history of Postal Trade Union movement the Postmen,Group D & EDAs Union (NFPE) under the leadership of late Com. Adinarayana, the legendary leader, gave a call for nation-wide one day strike on 19th September 1984 exclusively for one demand ie; the demand of the Extra Departmental employees.  Again after 32 years NFPE & AIPEU-GDS along with FNPO & NUGDS took a historic decision to go for two days nation- wide strike on 2016 November 9th & 10th, both by departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks, exclusively for the demands of most down-trodden section of GDS and Casual Labourers.  No other demand of departmental employees was added to the charter of demands.  We proved that NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA always stood with the GDS and Casual Labourers and the departmental employees declared that GDS and Casual Labourers are our own family members and we will not tolerate any discrimination and shall go for  two days strike for GDS and Casual Labourers.  This is really an inspiring experience. 
Role of recognised GDS Union:
                   The recognised GDS Union of Shri S.S.Mahadevaiah, earlier used to declare that I will go for indefinite strike only as no purpose will be served by one day or two days strike.  He has written many write-ups and circulars earlier criticising NFPE & AIPEU-GDS for one day or two day’s strike.  The same leader, who earlier said that I don’t believe in one day or two days strike, this time was afraid of the NDA Government and decided to go for two days strike on 25th & 26th October 2016.  He has not made any campaign other than giving strike notice.  His list of new office bearers elected in the belated last  All India Conference was pending before the Directorate for approval. He was afraid of loosing recognition, if he goes on strike.  The Department of Posts has clearly informed him about the consequences of the strike.  After discussion with Department he surrendered and agreed to withdraw the strike and his strike call was withdrawn on 24-10-2016 itself, even before the approval of the Finance Ministry.  The leader who used to criticise others for deferring the strike earlier, has ran away from the battle field half way, fearing withdrawal of recognition.  Thus the real face of the recognised union leader was exposed before the entire postal employees.  NFPE has already reminded him earlier itself that- '' you can make fools some GDS for sometimes but cannot make fool all GDS for all time”.  Sri Mahadevaiah is afraid of facing membership verification also and is requesting  the department every time for extension.
        Departmental held discussion with NFPE, AIPEU-GDS, FNPO& NUGDS.  They have also cautioned the leaders on the consequences of the strike.  But, unlike Shri Mahadevaiah who ran away from battle field fearing de-recognition NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and PJCA took a  bold stand and declared that we will not  withdraw the strike unless and until orders for payment of enhanced bonus is issued by Department and we are ready to face any victimisation.  It also demanded issuing of instructions regarding casual labourer wages.  Finally department issued GDS bonus orders on 27-10-2016.  It has already issued orders for payment of Casual Labour wages from 01-01-2006 and agreed to issue strict instructions to all Chief PMGs for implementation.
GDS Committee and role of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS
        Government has appointed a separate GDS committee under the Chairmanship  of Retired Postal Board Member Shri Kamlesh Chandra.  Our demand for inclusion of GDS also under the purview of 7th CPC was not accepted by the NDA Government  NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has submitted a detailed memorandum to GDS Committee.  A delegation of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has met the Chairman, GDS Committee three times and tendered oral evidence.  Our main demand is grant of Civil Servant Status and grant of all benefits of departmental employees to GDS.  The GDS Committee has  informed that it will submit it’s  recommendations to Government in November 2016 .  If the recommendations are against the interest of the GDS, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will definitely go for struggle including strike along with postal JCA. 
        The recognised GDS Union of Shri Mahadevaiah could  not settle any of the demands  of GDS during the last more than 15 years.  He don’t believe in the unity of GDS and departmental employees.  He is treating the departmental employees and their recognised federations ( NFPE & FNPO) as the enemy of GDS.  He is also against the united movement of Central Government Employees and Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers.
                   In the above circumstances it is the duty of every GDS employee to strengthen NFPE and APIEU-GDS.  It is proved that only a United Struggle of departmental employees and GDS can settle the genuine demands of GDS employees.  Realising this fact, all the GDS are requested to vote for AIPEU-GDS, by submitting the authorisation letters (declaration forms) in favour of AIPEU-GDS, which is an Associate Member of NFPE, in the coming membership verification. 
Role of Confederation and JCM (National Council) Staff Side:
                   The Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers extended full support and solidarity to the strike call of NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA for enhancement of bonus ceiling to 7000 and called upon all other Central Govt. employees  (other than Postal employees) to conduct solidarity demonstrations on the days of the two day strike on 9th &10th November 2016.  The Confederation took initiative to raise the issue in the JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting held on 25-10-2016 along with the JCM staff side.  The GDS Bonus issue was discussed in the JCM with Govt. and demanded immediate settlement. 
Congratulations and Salute to All:
                   No doubt, the GDS bonus ceiling enhancement is as great victory for NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Postal JCA including FNPO and NUGDS.  The departmental employees and GDS who unitedly conducted the struggle till victory, deserves congratulations.  The unity of departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks should be further strengthened and those who are trying to break the unity should be isolated.  Coming days are very crucial and may demands more united and militant struggles.  Let us once again declare that “Unity is for struggle and struggle for Unity”.

'Gangajal' sale by Dept of Post evokes good response in Maha

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai  October 28, 2016

The Department of Post's decision to sell bottled 'Gangajal' (water of the Ganga river) at post offices has received decent response from people, though they mostly prefer water from Rishikesh than Gangotri, a postal officer from and circle said. 

The Department of Post in June had issued a circular to all postal circles on selling Gangajal, considered auspicious by Hindus, brought from Gangotri, the origin of the Ganga, and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

"The sale of 'Gangajal' began from July 10 at GPO and subsequently all the circles implemented the order," the officer said, adding this service is catering to the sentiment of a large number of people. 

In circle, gangajal from Rishikesh and Gangotri is available in bottles of 200 ml and 500 ml each. 

"(However) Gangotri water is a bit costlier given that it is far from Rishikesh and considering the process of bottling and transportation cost," he officer said, adding people prefer water from Rishikesh than Gangotri. 

From July 10 to September 15, circle received 1,943 and 1,855 orders for 200 ml and 500 ml of Rishikesh gangajal, respectively, whereas the orders for Gangotri gangajal stood at 74 and 20 for bottles of 200 ml and 500 ml. 

Asked why preference is given to water from Rishikesh, the officer said, "Rishikesh cherishes its association with land of Gods, saints and sages. Moreover, the price is also a bit lower and this may be the reason why people opt gangajal from Rishikesh than Gangotri." 

He said the bottled water is available at all major post offices across the circle.

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Confederation appeals the CCGGOO for participation in the March to Parliament on 15.12.2016

No. Confdn/Genl/ 2016-19                                                            28-10-2016
        Com: S. Mohan
        Secretary General
        Confederation of Central Government
        Gazetted Officers Organisations (CCGGOO)
        Chennai Email

Dear Comrade,
               Sub:  An Appeal for participation in the agitational programmes of confederation for realisation of 20 point charter of demands.
               As  yoy are aware, the general attitude of the Central Government towards the demands of the Central Government  employees, especially demands related to 7th Central pay Commission, is totally negative.  Even the  assurance given by  three group of Ministers in the wake of an impending indefinite strike from July 11th 2016, that the minimum pay and fitment formula will be revised, is not yet implemented, eventhough the  promised time frame of four months are almost over.  All the revised allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance is not paid yet.  The one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; option -I party for pensioners is not accepted on the plea of '' non-feasibility''.  All anomalies are pending.  Government is deliberately dealying  and denying the legitimate benefits of the Central Government employees   which is due   from 01-01-2016.  You may agree that the position is equally applicable to Gazetted officers also.
               In the above circumstances/the National Secretariat of /confederation of Central Government employees and workers has decided to organise phased  agitational programes culminating in strike action.  Demonistrations are conducted in front of all offices on 20-10-2016, next phase is mass dharna at all important centres on 7th November 2016, Third phase is massive Parliament March on 15th December 2016.
        I request you to consider the above stituation and also the programmes of action of Confederation and to call upon your affiliates to participate in the Parliament March on 15th December 2016 under the banner of CCGGOO, in good number 
        Awaiting favourable response,

                                                                        Your’s fraternally,
                                                                           M. Krishnan
                                                                       Secretary General
                                                                      Mob: 09447068125

Confederation appeals all the organizations & employees of Govt. of India autonomous bodies to make the March to Parliament a historic success

No. Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                                   Dated - 28-10-2016

                   All Organisations & Employees of
                   Govt. of India Autonomous Bodies.
Dear Friends and Comrades,
                   As you are aware, the extension of benefits of revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules 2016, to employees working in autonomous bodies, is still pending.  There is total uncertainty regarding grant of 7th CPC benefits.  Bonus payment is also pending. Everything depends upon the policy decision of the Government.  The employees of autonomous bodies are totally upset, frustrated and disappointed.  Discontentment of the employees are growing day by day.  As the autonomous bodies are scattered all over the country, a joint struggle by them alone is not an immediate possibility.

                   It is in this background, the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers has decided to include the demand for wage revision of autonomous employees also in its charter of demands and agitational programmes.  Accordingly mass demonstrations were conducted in front of all offices on 20-10-2016.  The next phase of programme is mass dharna on 7th November 2016.  Third phase is massive Parliament March on 15th December 2016 at Jantar Mantar (Parliament Street), New Delhi.

                   I request all the organisations and employees of autonomous bodies to join the Confederation’s agitational programme so that Government will understand your anger, protest and discontentment.  I appeal to you all, to participate in the Parliament March on 15th December 2016, with your flags, banners and placards.  Let the message go to the Government that the employees of autonomous bodies will not continue to keep silent and may be forced to go for direct action, including strike if situation warrants, for their legitimate demands.
                   Come one, Come all, Come in hundreds and thousands.

                   Let us make the Parliament March a historic success.

                   Govt. will not be allowed to indefinitely delay or deny our rights.
                                            Fraternally Yours,

                                                                                              M. Krishnan,
                                                                           Secretary General, Confederation,
                                                                                         Mob: 09447068125

Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held 25.10.2016



Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT launched

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

28-October-2016 20:25 IST

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Employees Online (EO) Mobile App of DoPT

App aims to update on ACC appointments and postings on real time basis and to bring transparency 
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr.Jitendra Singh launched the Employees Online (EO) App here today. EO App is a mobile application of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Jitendra Singh said that it is the need of the hour to bring in high-tech systems in the governance. Since Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the R&D wing of the Government, it acts as a role model to other Ministries/ Departments, he added. He said that, as mobile phones are virtually available to all in the country, it is essential that we move to a mobile platform, which is easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the EO App has been developed keeping in mind the spirit of maximum Governance, minimum Government.

“The application would enable its users, which may include officers, media persons and all stakeholders to stay updated on real time basis with appointments and postings approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and vacancies at senior level in the Government of India.

By eliminating the information asymmetry in this regard, the EO App will reduce speculations regarding transfers and postings in the Government of India and will make the system completely transparent as all the relevant orders and notifications will now be instantly available in the public domain.

This is an effective management tool which also empowers the IAS officers on Pan India basis and officers serving under Central Staffing Scheme by providing their personal records like Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR),Immovable Property Return (IPR), Executive Record (ER) sheet through secured NIC login Id and Password”.

Android users can download the application from the Google Play Store using DoPT as the keyword for searching the App. The iOS version of the application will be released shortly.

Secretary to PM Shri Bhaskar Khulbe, Secretary DoPT Shri B.P.Sharma, Establishment Officer Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG, NIC Ms. Neeta Verma, Officers from PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and other senior officers of DoPT were also present on the occasion.

Assistant Secretary Ms. Divya Prabhu, IAS officer of the 2014 batch, gave the presentation on the Employees Online (EO) Mobile App.

Click on the link given below to open the presentation:

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to be observed on 31st October with “Integration of India” theme

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
28-October-2016 20:28 IST
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to be observed on 31st October with “Integration of India” theme

Various activities across ministries/departments being organised all over country 
The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas will be observed on 31st October, 2016 with ‘Integration of India’ as the theme. On this occasion various activities are being organised across ministries/departments all over the country.

The Government had decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) on 31st October every year. This occasion provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.

On the occasion, floral tributes will be paid to Sardar Patel across the country. It will be followed by ‘Run for Unity’ involving people from all sections of society to be organised from the National Stadium to the C-hexagon of India Gate.. A Run for Unity will also be organised at the State/District Headquarters involving people from all sections of society, so that a message of national unity permeates to every part of the nation and the society. All the Government Offices, Public Sector Undertakings and other Public Institutions will arrange a pledge taking ceremony to observe the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. A March Past will also be organised in the evening by the police and other agencies.

Various Ministries are also organising activities on the above occasion such as Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendras will organise sports competition in rural areas to engage youth. Ministry of Human Resource Development will organise an essay competition and special programs in schools across the country. The Department of Posts will release a Postage Stamp in memory of Sardar Patel and an exhibition on Sardar Patel is being organised by the Ministry of Culture at National Science Centre, Pragati Maidan. Ministry of External Affairs will organise special programs in major Missions/ Embassies across the world. A mobile exhibition will also be launched at the Red Fort, which will be further taken to all seven regional zones of Ministry of Culture. Besides this, other activities are also being organised to observe Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.