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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Com. Ramesh Chandra Sahu , Postman, Ashoknagar MDG retires on30.11.2017 on superannuation

Com. Ramesh Chandra Sahu , Postman, Ashoknagar MDG who retires today (30.11.2017) on superannuation. The AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division wishes him a happy and healthy retired life.
Time passed by so fast
It becomes hard to believe,
The journey started years ago
And now it's time to leave.

Heart is heavy and eyes are wet
You're the most sincere worker of my office
Your punctuality and honesty tell a lot
Having you around was always nice.

We got the opportunity to appreciate you
The way you have inspired all,
Salute to your dedication
You'll remain ever in our soul.

Pray God to keep you safe and well
Surrounded by your family and loved one,
There may be a smiling face waiting
Wherever you want to take a turn.

Retirement may bring sweet pain
But you'll love to bear,
Wish you a very happy retired life
Oh my Comrade ! Oh my Dear !

Proforma promotion to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Posting of regular Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'


2nd Day of Hunger Fast Programme conducted successfully by NFPE, Unions, Bhubaneswar Division in front of Divisional Office on 29.11.2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

List of Holidays and Restricted Holidays to be observed by the Central Government Offices in Odisha in the Calendar year-2018

Two-Day Relay Hunger Fast by NFPE Unions, Bhubaneswar started with huge demonstration in front of Divisional Office on 28.11.2017

'Global titans of technology' deprive working people of dignity, union leader says at Vatican


Frances O’Grady will call on the Catholic Church and trade unions to build 'a popular alliance for economic justice'

Inequality and the “new global titans of technology” are depriving working people of dignity, Britain’s trade union chief will tell Catholic and labour movement leaders at the Vatican today.

Frances O’Grady, the TUC general secretary, will call on the Catholic Church and trade unions to build “a popular alliance for economic justice”, in her speech this afternoon given at a meeting of international trade unionists and Catholic leaders in Rome.

Cardinal Peter Turkson will lead the two-day meeting which will hear testimony of injustices suffered by working people and consider how trade unions and the church can work together to achieve greater social justice.

O’Grady will warn of the harm done to UK workers by inequality and corporate power, including the “new global titans of technology” who she will describe as having “wealth and power beyond our imagination”.

“Technological change is concentrating wealth at the expense of working people,” she will say, and will refer to tax avoidance by global digital giants and to contemporary forms of worker exploitation. She will call on listeners to “challenge the very values on which our economies run.”

“The market should be our servant, not our master. Value cannot be measured in monetary terms alone. And  individual greed must not triumph over the common good,” she will add.

O’Grady will encourage Catholic leaders to continue their history of supporting workers who take action to uphold their rights, using the example of Cardinal Manning who supported striking dockers in the 19th century. He described the refusal of employers to negotiate with their workers as a ‘public evil’.

She will call on Catholic leaders to work with trade unions, saying that together they can improve working lives and “put dignity for working people ahead of market forces and freedom of capital”. With shared values of community, dignity and social solidarity, the Catholic church and trade unions can together “build a popular alliance for economic justice, in Britain and around the world,” she will conclude.

Addressing Italian trade unions in June, Pope Francis said society did not understand the value of trade unions, because it has “forgotten” the social nature of economy and business. 

“This is one of the greatest errors”, he said
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Philatelist students to be eligible for scholarship

KOTA: Students who are collecting postage stamps as their hobby are now set to get annual scholarship of Rs 6,000 for the same. The Indian postal department in order to promote postage stamp collection as a hobby has come up with Deendayal Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby (SPARSH). The instructions regarding the implementation of the scheme have been sent to respective superintendents of the circle in the state. A total of 920 students, 40 from each circle would be selected for the scholarship from across the country.
Under the scheme, annual scholarship of Rs 6,000 will be awarded to the students studying in classes between 6th and 9th and who have scored more than 60 percent marks in their respective previous classes. The students of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories have, however, been given relaxation with five percent and can apply to avail the benefit of the scheme with 55 percent marks in their last passed class.

At least 40 students would be selected from every circle through competitive selection process. The selection would be made on the basis of evaluation of project works on philately and performance in philately quiz conducted for the purpose in the circle. 

 The Indian Postal department is set to award a total of 920 scholarships to the students pursuing philately as a hobby.

The instructions regarding the scholarship scheme SPARSH were received from headquarters on Thursday, said Haneef Khan, superintendent, Indian Postal department, circle Kota. The strategy to encourage students' participation would be chalked out now, he said adding the scholarship scheme would largely promote postage stamp collection hobby among the students.

Some other officials of the postal department in Bundi and Tonk are, however, still unaware of the ambitious scheme of their department to promote philately as a hobby. When asked, assistant superintendent of the department in Bundi circle Hanuman Bairwa said he is not aware of such a scheme as no instructions on the same have been received so far. Superintendent, Tonk circle SR Rathore also expressed ignorance of the scholarship scheme.

Postal stamps released from time to time certainly embody historical, cultural and political background of the nation and scholarship on collecting the same would definitely boost students' awareness, knowledge on national background and would also aid them financially, said Suman Sharma, a senior teacher in government school. 
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Benefit extended to non-govt professionals

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 24
The Postal Department has expanded its postal life insurance that was restricted to government and semi-government officials to all non-government professionals.

 Residents can now avail themselves of postal life insurance at the General Head Post office, Amritsar, and Post office,Tarn Tarn. People can come and get themselves covered by the postal life insurance. 

The facility was introduced in the British era in 1884 and was extended only to government officials. The postal authorities stated that there were a number of policies for the applicants. 

One could take up policies depending on one’s age as well as the monetary situation of the individual. Anyone above the age of 18 can apply for insurance. 

These policies are low on premium and offer a number of bonuses as compared to the others offered by other policy providers. 

The employees listed under the national stock exchange and the Bombay stock exchange can also be entitled to the insurance, apart from others. 

The residents need to carry a copy of their Aadhaar card, Pan card, two photographs, and a professional proof to avail themselves of the service. 

One can visit the post office from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday. Makhan Singh, Senior Superintendent, post office, Amritsar division, said, “We have expanded our clientele. 

The move shall benefit the maximum number of people under postal life insurance. People shall have positive gains. 

This service is pocket-friendly. Residents need to visit the post office.”

Friday, November 24, 2017

N F P E, Odisha Circular on forthcoming agitational programmes

No. NFPE – ODI / Corr / 2017
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 27th October, 2017

All the Divisional Secretaries / Circle Union Office bearers of NFPE Unions in Odisha
All the Divisional Secretaries / Circle Union Office bearers of AIPEU, GDS, Odisha

Sub.-  Forthcoming agitational programmes by NFPE

Ref.-   NFPE Circular No.PF-01(a)/2017, dated: 10th November, 2017

Dear Comrades,
This is to intimate that NFPE, CHQ vide its Circular referred to above (Copy reproduced below for ready reference) has instructed for conducting the following agitational programmes.

1.    Two days Relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional offices on 28th and 29th November 2017 (All Employees will wear Black Badges containing demands and will send resolution addressed to Prime – Minister. 

2.    Mass Dharna in front of all C.P.M.G offices on 20th December 2017.

3.    5  Days Relay Dharna in front of Parliament from 12th to 16th February 2018. (All Circles will participates in Dharna day wise).

4.    After that Indefinite Strike will be declared.

In this context, all the Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions, Odisha Circle sat today in Bhubaneswar and took a unanimous decision for successful conductance of the above programmes.

As such, all the Divisional Secretaries are sincerely requested to conduct two days Relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional offices on 28th and 29th November 2017 and submit the proforma Resolution (produced below) to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

Secondly, it was also decided to conduct the Circle level mass Dharna programme in front of Chief PMG Office, Bhubaneswar on 20th December, 2017 with participation of all the elected office bearers of each Divisional / Circle Union / Association (P-III, P-IV, R-III, R-IV, AIPAEA, AIPSBCOEA, AIPEU GDS etc.).

For the purpose, all the Divisional Secretaries of each Union are requested to inform the number of participants on the above Dharna Programme to their Circle Secretary by 10th December, 2017 for making suitable sitting arrangement including provision of lunch on the day.

For the 5 Day Relay Dharna Programme in front of Parliament, 15th February, 2018 has been fixed for Odisha Circle with participation of 75 members. It is our moral responsibility to participate enmasse to make the programme successful. Therefore, it is requested that required tickets may be booked in advance at least for 4 members from each Division to avoid last minute rush.

Lastly, we would like to request you to motivate all our members to rise to the occasion and organize the first phase agitational activity of relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional Offices on 28th and 29th November, 2017 wearing black badges and participate enmasse in the Circle level mass dharna programme on 20th December, 2017 and march to Parliament on 15th February, 2018

Expecting your wholehearted cooperation.

With Struggle Greetings.

Comradely yours,
Attached : As above 

                                                             (Dusmanta Ku. Sethi)
Circle Secy, AIRMS & MMS EU, Gr.-C, Odisha Circle

 (Debabrata Mohanty)
Circle Secy, AIPEU, Postmen & MTS, Odisha Circle & Convener

(Bruhaspati Samal)
Circle Secy, AIPEU, Group-C
Odisha Circle & Chairman
(Ashok Ku.  Mohanty)
Circle Secy, AIRMS & MMS EU, MG & MTS, Odisha Circle

(Srikanta Mallick)
Circle Secy,  AIPEBCOEA
Odisha Circle
(Kalinga Kumar Panda)
Circle Secy,  AIPAEA
Odisha Circle

(N C Singh)
Circle Secy, AIPEU GDS
Odisha Circle

 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(a)/2017                                                                   Dated: 10th November, 2017
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers     
           All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

Dear Comrades,
            The Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE with available General Secretaries and NFPE office bearers held at NFPE office North Avenue Post Office. Building New Delhi has reviewed the whole situation arisen out of so many policy offensive and attacks unleashed by the Government of India by the way of authorizing  nationalized banks and private banks for doing business of National small savings schemes, making  the IPPB (India Post Payment Bank) as a corporate entity proposal of closure of A.P.S appointment of out sourced Postal Delivery  agents, cancellation of G.D.S membership verification Delay in implementation of  GDS Committee  Report, Amendment in Rectt. rules of P.A. non filling up of vacant posts in all cadres, non implementation of  cadre restructuring  proposals for other categories and non declaration of result of regular membership verification and so many other issues.
            After a detailed and threadbare discussion the Federal Secretaries has reached to a conclusion that it is the need of hour to resist all these policy offensive and attacks by way of struggles and serious agitational  programmes culminating in to indefinite strike.
            The federal secretariat has decided the following programme of action to achieve the demands as mentioned in charter of demands.
1.    Two days Relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional offices on 28th and 29th November 2017 (All Employees will wear Black Badges containing demands and will send resolution addressed to Prime – Minister. 
2.    Mass Dharna in front of All C.P.M.G offices on 20th December 2017.
3.    5  Days Relay Dharna in front of Parliament from 12th to 16th February 2018. (All Circles will participates in Dharna day wise).
4.    After that Indefinite Strike will be declared.

1.     Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS
2.     Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.
3.     Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A. SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.
4.     Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment , victimization in the name of new schemes, technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.
5.     Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.
6.     Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per  6th & 7th CPC  and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.
7.     Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8.     Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
9.     Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.
10.  Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)
11.  Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.
12.  Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.
13.  Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.
14.  Status of Audit to SBCO.
15.  Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.
Yours Comradely,
                                                                                                     (R N Parashar)
Secretary General
            The Hon’ble Prime Minister,
            Government of India,
            New Delhi-110 003
Hon’ble Sir,
            The Postal Employees are very much aggrieved and agitated due to the policy offensives and attacks unleashed on Postal Services and Postal Employees. The genuine demands of Postal, RMS and GDS employees are not being settled by the Postal Administration.

            Being aggrieved  we the Postal Employees _____________________ (Name of Division & Circle) have conducted 2 days relay hunger fast on 28th & 29th November -2017 for settlement of 15 points  charter of demands (Copy enclosed).

            We on behalf of entire Postal employees request you to kindly bestow your personal attention on the problems of Postal employees  and cause suitable  action to settle those problems.
With regards.
Yours Sincerely,
Signature of all Divisional Secretaries

Andhra  Pradesh
(1) All NFPE Unions Circle Secretaries should convene meetings and allot quota to each union and book the tickets to and fro journey in advance to avoid inconvenience.

(ii) All General Secretaries /NFPE Office bearers and All India leaders of All NFPE unions will remain present all the  days. Respective CHQ will make their arrangements for stay.
Himachal Pradesh
North East
West Bengal
UP (West)
Madhya Pradesh