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Thursday 29 September 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

LGO selected candidates need not wait for induction training!

They will be imparted a brief in house – training of two weeks and posted as Postal Assistant
The Department has issued orders vide its letter No. 1-19/2010-Trg dt. 28.09.2011 that the PA/SA LGO candidates will be imparted two weeks in house training and posted as Postal Assistant. They need not wait for induction training and remaining as Postman/MTS after their selection in LGO examination.
The Senior Superintendent, Post Offices
Puri Division, Puri-752001
NO- AIPEU / CON / 33 dt. 26.09.2011.
Sub:- Union meeting and submission of Agenda .
Ref:- DO Letter No. B9 – M-1 / III dt. 22.09.2011.
Closure of all old item within a prescribed time limit. It is observed by my service union that the divisional administration prefers a procrastination policy rather than going for a solution to the problem on the issue arise by my union. It is also felt that in respect of almost all items hypothetical replies i.e. "will be done", "is being examined"," under review" etc etc are received in the minutes given by the Divisional administration without taking any tangible action within a specific and prescribed time limit. This should be avoided.
Prescribed time limit and periodicity should be maintained by Divisional superintendent while intimation is served for monthly union meeting. It is almost one month observed that Divisional office took for servicing the minutes I/R/O Agenda submitted / discussed in monthly union meeting. On the contrary it asks, for submission of agenda within three days of receipt of intimation for union meeting to us. This should be avoided.   prescribe time schedule may please be maintained while fixing meeting or calling items for discussion.

Transparency should be maintained while replying to some agenda raised by service union in monthly meeting and minutes submitted there after. This irrational policy of Division authority does not speak good quality of administration. My union strongly protests this and urges for non-recurrence of the same.
With kind regards.
Yours faithfully

(Rajesh Bohidar)
Divisional Secretary,
AIPEU Group `C’,
Puri Divisional Branch,
Puri – 752 001
Email ID –
In response to DO letter No. U/R the following members of my service union are nominated to attend the ensuing union meeting with the Agenda submitted below.
Rajesh Bohidar, Divisional Secy. SPM,Police line SO.
Shyam Sundar Patra, Asst. Secy. S.P.M. Puri Sea Beach, Puri.
Guruprasad Mohapatra, Asst. Secy P.A, Khurda, HO

Thursday 29 September 2011


No. F.No.113-23/2005-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001,

Dated: 27.09.2011
             All Heads of Circles/Regions
             Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Sub:    Removal of ceiling of maximum balance to be retained in a post office  savings       account- amendment to Rule-4 of the Post Office Savings Account Rules 1981             regarding. {SB ORDER NO. 20/2011}

Sir / Madam,

            The undersigned is directed to say that issue of removal of ceiling of Rs.1 lac in single savings account and Rs.2 Lac in Joint Savings Account fixed in the year 2000 was under consideration in the Min. of Finance (DEA). This issue was linked to the benefit of exemption in Income Tax on the interest earned in Post Office Savings Account under Section10(15) (i) of Income Tax Act, 1961 by the CBDT and Min. of Finance (DEA). After sustained efforts on the part of this Directorate, Min. of Finance (DEA) has now amended Rule-4 of the Post Office Savings Account Rules 1981 vide G.S.R.681(E) F.No.2/5/2006-NS-II dated 15.9.2011 (copy enclosed). Some major benefits of this amendment are given below:

(i)         From 1.10.2011, there will be no limit for retaining balance in single as well as joint savings account.

(ii)        A depositor or depositor(s) can deposit any amount into single as well as joint savings account.

(iii)       Maturity value of any savings instrument can be credited into savings account of the depositor standing in the same post office irrespective of the balance in the account.

(i)         Any cheque either issued by Postmaster or any other authority irrespective of any amount can be credited into post office savings account irrespective of the balance in the account.

(ii)        From the Financial year 2011-12, Interest income of Rs.3500/- in the case of single account and Rs.7000/- in case of Joint account will be exempted from Income Tax. (Section 10(15) (i) of Income Tax Act, 1961 amended vide Notification No. 32/2010 {F.No. 173/13/2011-IT A.I}/S.O.1296(E) dated 03.06.2011)

(iii)       It is the duty of the depositor(s) to show the interest income earned from Post Office Savings Account(s) beyond the limit prescribed above in the Income Tax return and pay due Income Tax.

1.         It is requested that all field units may be directed to give wide publicity to these changes in the shape of Public Notice and printing of leaflets.

2.         This issues with the approval of DDG (FS).

Yours faithfully,
(Kawal Jit Singh)
Assistant Director (SB)

Rajesh Bohidar
Divisional Secretary AIPEU GR-C,PURI

Wednesday 28 September 2011

            An internal committee headed by the Chief PMG, Assam has been constituted to study the problems of casual labourers like regularization, alternate method of appointments for subsequent requirements, Pay related issues as per the Sixth CPC etc. The first preliminary sitting held at Kolkata on 19.09.2011. DDG (P) & DDG (Establishment) are the other members. DDG (PCC) is the member (Secretary). In respect of application of Sixth CPC wages to casual labourers, it is being delayed due to non receipt of information from some circles. They have been reminded by the Directorate.

Posted by;Rajesh Bohidar
Divisioanl Secretary  AIPEU,GR-C PURI

Monday 26 September 2011


          Shri Muralidhar Sethi, Esqr.
          Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices,
          Puri Division, Puri – 752 001

Subject:-            Minutes of monthly meeting held on 26.08.2011, protest
against incorrect information

No.:-          AIPEU-Puri/Con-32 dated at Puri the 26th September, 2011

Ref.:-          Divisional Office letter No.B9-M-1/PIV dated 22.09.2011


          I am constrained to bring the following facts to your kind notice for early rectification and appropriate orders.

That, I am in receipt of D.O. letter under reference in which the minutes of monthly union meetings held with my union on 26.08.2011 with SSPOs was communicated to me. It is a matter of profound concerned and regret that the minutes are contradictory to the discussions and decisions arrived at in the meeting and in some cases information is provided which was not at all discussed. The same are explained hereunder.

(1)  That, along with the Divisional Secretary, Shri Magata Behera, SPM, Pichukuli S.O. attended the meeting on 26.08.2011 on behalf of Staff Side whereas the SSPOs, and ASP(Hqrs.) represented the administration side. But, surprisingly the minutes indicate that Shri Shatrughan Pradhan, SPM, B.S. Nagar accompanied the Divnl. Secy. in the meeting. This incorrect information displays the lack of seriousness of Divisional Administration in dealing with the Service Union. My union strongly protest this kind of activity and hope for better working atmosphere between staff and admn. in coming days.

(2)  As regards to item no.5-05/2011, the Dvnl. Admn. agreed in the meeting to the proposal to create a separate work force for system administrator and appreciated suggestion of my union. But, instead of giving a reply in the positive direction reflecting what actually transpired in the meeting, the replies supplied stating that Shri S.K. Sarangi and Shri H.B. Nanda are now promoted to Grade-I Postmaster. This is absolutely irrelevant to our suggestion and not related to the discussion made in the meeting. The Admn. should come forward with specific action taken on the proposal made by my Union which was accepted as good proposal.

(3)  As regards to item no.1-07/2011, the reply is most discouraging as it specifies no time for the exercise which will benefit the left out cases of MACP. In fact despite elapse of almost one year, the Screening Committee of our Division has yet to sit and recommend or otherwise the cases of below bench mark grading to the Circle Office for further action. Perhaps it is only in our division, the case very badly neglected which reflects the insensitive attitude of Admn. towards our members. It is not understood what made the Admn. to remain in inertia in spite of the fact that in all other divisions, the exercise has been completed and hundreds of affected staff are benefited. The reply in this item is most casual and is devoid of required sincerity.

(4)  That, in respect of item no.2-07/2011, it has been replied that service books have been collected and now are under examination. But, the fact remains that service books have been received for more than five months by now and it is not understood how long it will further take for examination. In the meeting the SSPOs promised to settle the issue very shortly but the reply clearly indicate for an indefinite delay.

(5)  As regards to a new item no.1-8/2011, the Divnl. Admn. cited a Dte. instruction against critical discussion any individual item. The service union never raised any individual item as made out to be. In fact we have categorically pointed out the definite violation of instructions contained in C.O. letter No.ST-13/65(RMS-BG) dated 15.06.1984. I enclose a copy of this instruction for kind reference of my SSPOs. Sl. No.ii of para-3 of the said letter clearly directs that no official should be retained in Division Office beyond the prescribed tenure. But, in the case of our Division Office there are a few officials who are working there far beyond their prescribed tenures. They are allowed to backdoor entry in shape of transfer to other offices and brought on deputation to Division Office only a few days thereafter, making a mockery of the instructions stated above. Similarly, the department of posts letter No.4-7/2009-Vig. dated 13.09.2010 clearly certify that the persons working in Staff, Building, Vigilance are dealing with sensitive matters and therefore should not be retained beyond prescribed tenure in compliance with CVC, New Delhi CIRCULAR No.17/4/08    vide No.004/Vgl./90 dated 01.05.2008. But, our Dvnl. Admn. heavily depends upon the Staff-I Assistant in clear defiance to the above three  instructions. Therefore, it is not an individual item but an item where the service union pointed out the glaring disobedience of Dte. instructions and CVC guidelines. It is a matter of profound regret that in course of discussion the SSPOs promised to look into the matter and change the controversial Staff-I within a few days by providing adequate training to another staff to fit the post.  But, the reply received by my union is entirely different what was actually discussed and arrived at in the meeting. At no point of time, the Admn. side ever pointed out that the service union is precluded from taking an individual item. We reiterate that we are not against any individual person nor my union runs after any individual but we demand that the violations of Dte./CVC guidelines be stopped forthwith and rule of law should prevail. The Divisional Admn. is most unfortunately is taking shelter under falls plea that it is an individual item.
(6)  As regards to item no.7-8/2011 concerning inconsistent position of admn. on grant of leave to staff members, it is to  point out that some officials have been favoured by the admn. and some others are badly discriminate against. We have not pointed out any individual case and demanded for an appropriate and indiscriminate approach by the admn. But, unfortunately admn. advised us to point out  any specific case for examination. It is most amazing that the inconsistency in reply of admn. is glaringly visible in two successive items. In the previous item i.e. item no.1-8/2011, it advised us not to take any individual item whereas here it insists us to provide a specific case. This paradoxical approach demonstrates the confusion of the Dvnl. Admn. in dealing with matters of staff welfare.

Sir, it is most unfortunate to reiterate that this machinery for harmonious staff and administration relations has been devised at the top level for smooth management of affairs and the rights and welfare of staff are duly protected. Therefore, spending huge amount from public exchequer and consuming several man days from highest level to divisional level, from departmental council in JCM to Division union. But the attitude of our dvnl. Admn. is clear detriment to the very objective of functioning of service unions and is a sharp thorn in harmonious relations. The callousness and insensitiveness reflected in the reply communicated to my union vide D.O. letter under reference does not arise to generate from a sound and objective attitude which made a blatant twist to the discussions made in the meeting and contradicted almost every thing while communicating very irrational and irrelevant things which found no mention at all in the meeting. This is most unfortunate and not acceptable at all. If this falsehood persists, there is no meaning for further meetings wasting public money and consuming vital man days. I hope my respected SSPOs will take it in its correct perspective and take remedial actions for non-recurrence of this unfortunate incident in future, besides rectifying the communication made to my union. 

                        With kind regards,

Yours faithfully,

(Rajesh Bohidar)
Divisional Secretary,
AIPEU Group `C’,
Puri Divisional Branch,
Puri – 752 001
eMail ID –

Copy submitted to:-

(1)   The Member(P), Postal Services Board, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001.
(2)   Mrs. Devika Kumar,  IPS Esqr.  Chief Postmaster General, Orissa.
(3)  The Chief PMG, Orissa Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001
(4)   Com. K.V. Shreedharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group `C’, CHQ, Dadaghos Bhawan, New Delhi.
(5)   Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, N. Delhi.
(6)   Com. R.N. Dhal, Leader RJCM Staff Side, Cuttack
(7)  Shri Ramesh Chandra Mishra, Circle Secretary, Bhubaneswar GPO-751001

(Rajesh Bohidar)
Divisional Secretary,
AIPEU Group `C’,
Puri Divisional Branch,
Puri – 752 001
eMail ID –

Saturday 24 September 2011






Posted by Rajesh Ch Bohidar

Friday 23 September 2011



Friday 23 September 2011


File No. 26-07/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 23rd September, 2011

All Chief Postmasters General,
Postmasters General
All General Managers (Finance)
Director/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2010-2011
            I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2010-2011 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and adhoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.
1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.
2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-
Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus
30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)
2.2 The term "Emoluments" for regular Employees include basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowance), S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2009-10 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.
2.3 " Average Emoluments" for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2010-11 for the period from 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011, by restricting each month's salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and dies-non in a given month ,proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only)
2.4 In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory order issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.
2.5 Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.
3.1 In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty through out the year during 2010-2011, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-
Average TRCA X Number of days of Bonus
30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)
3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.
3.3 If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part or the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service,he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1
3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.
3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply.
4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2011 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)
The maximum ad-0hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-
(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)
Accordingly , the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_
Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year
The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below during the period 1.4.2010 to 31.3.2011 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.
5. The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2011-2012.
6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all units by Circle and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was distributed for the Department as a whole.
7. This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 104/FA/10/CS dated 23-9-2011.
8.    Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged
Posted  by;

Wednesday 21 September 2011



F. No. 1/17/2011-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioner's Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 14th Sep, 2011


Sub:    Grant of family pension to the eligible members of the family of a       pensioner-regarding.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's earlier office memoranda No. 1/17/86-P&PW(E), dated 29th August , 1986, 25th January, 1991 and 18th February, 1993 and 1/28/04-P&PW(E) dated 31st March, 2009 and 2nd July,2010 regarding grant of family pension to the eligible members of the family of an employee/pensioner reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known.
2.         As per this Department's O.M. Dt. 29.8.1986 , subject to fulfillment of certain conditions, the family pension can be granted to the family of an employee reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known after a period of one year reckoned from the date of filling the FIR with the police authorities. Subsequently, it was clarified vide this Department's O.M. dated 25th January 1991,that the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare's O.M. dated 29th August, 1986, would be applicable in the case of missing pensioners mutatis mutandis. It was further clarified vide this Department's O.M. No.1/17/86-P&PW(E) , dated 28.02.1993 that family pension to the eligible family member of an employee reported missing, would accrue from  the date of lodging the FIR of expiry of leave in the case of and employee who had disappeared , whichever is later.
3.         While providing that the family pension to the family of the missing employee/pensioner may be sanctioned after a period of six months from the date of registration of an FIR with the police vide this Department's O.M. dated 2nd July, 2010, it was also made clear that the earlier instructions did not make any distinction between the government servant and the pensioners and cover both of them for the purpose of grant of family pension. However, doubts have been raised by some quarters to the effect as to whether family pension will accrue from the date of lodging the FIR in the case of missing pensioners as well.
4.         The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. It is hereby clarified that as the previous instructions did not make any distinction between the Government servant and the pensioner the family pension of the family of a missing pensioner would accrue with effect from the date of lodging the FIR or from the date immediately succeeding the day till pension had been last paid to the pensioner, whichever is later. Accordingly, arrears in past cases would also be admissible.
5.         This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 263/EV/2011, dated 12.09.2011.

Tel:No. 24624752

Secretary General NFPE



Friday 16 September 2011


No. PF-16 (G)/2011 Dated: 13th September,2011


            The Secretary,
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi-110116
Sub:   Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to Postal Employees for the year       2010-2011.


            As you are aware the Pooja Festival (Dussehra) is celebrated all over India in the month of October. Every year Bonus for Central Govt. Employees is declared by the Govt. well before the commencement of Pooja Festival.

            I request you to take necessary action to ensure grant of PLB to Postal Employees also before the Pooja Festival.  The following issues which are agitating the minds of the Postal Employees may be considered favourably while declaring the Bonus for the year 2010-2011.

(a)          The undeclared cap of 60 days imposed by the nodal ministry may be got removed and eligible Bonus granted.

(b)          The enhanced monthly salary ceiling of Rs.3,500/- may be made applicable to Gramin Dak Sevaks also.  In this regard the judicial pronouncements of various CATs may be referred.

(c)          Casual Labourers and GDS may be granted Bonus as per the amended statutory Bonus Act.

            A line in reply from your end will be highly appreciated.

            Thanking you.
Yours faithfully,

Secretary General NFPE

Thursday 15 September 2011



Posted by Rajesh Bohidar
Divisional Secy.,AIPEU Puri