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Friday 30 December 2011

Local Induction Training for Direct Recruit PAs at DDCE, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 4.1.2012 to 8.2.2012

        For imparting  Induction Training for Direct Recruit P As,  the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar  has ordered to open a local training centre   at DDCE, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-7 w.e.f. 4.1.2012 to 8.2.2012 (excluding Sundays and holidays on 8.1.2012, 15.1.2012, 22.1.2012, 26.1.2012, 29.1.2012 and 5.2.2012).
1.             The training class will be  from 9.30 AM to 1730  PM everyday except Sundays and holidays.
2.             The training centre is non-residential. The candidates may be advised to stay outside at their own arrangement and  risk.
3.             No. of seats allotted to different Divisions is mentioned below and each Divisional head should ensure full utilization of seats allotted to the unit.
Name of the Division
Cuttack City
Cuttack South
Cuttack North


Thursday 29 December 2011


Department of Posts, India
                          Office of the Senior Supt of Pos, Puri Divn., Puri-752001

Memo No. B12/19                     Dated at Puri, the 26th December, 2011

In pursuance to the CO letter No. RE/30-6-3/2010 dated 20.12.2011 the following Postal Assistants who have been provisionally appointed after In-house/Pre-induction training of Puri Division, selected against the vacancies for the year 2009 & 2010, on completion of pre-appointment formalities for Postal Assistant are directed to under go Induction training at Postal Training Centre VADODARA for the period from 23.01.2012 to 17.03.2012 positively.

            He should note that no leave of any kind is admissible during the period of training.

He is to abide by the rules & regulations of PTC and maintain strict discipline during the training period. The copy of the instruction is enclosed for guidance.

Sl. No.
Name of candidate
Sadasiba Majhi
PA, Jatni attanched DO
On office arrangement
Chunuram Hansda
PA, Nayagarh HO
Bhaktasingh Bariha
PA, KPGarh attanched DO
Bijaysen Dharua
PA, Puri HO
Chitru Majhi
PA, Khurda HO attanched DO
Bijay Ku Naik
PA, Puri HO

Senior Supdt. POs
Puri Dn., Puri-752001
Copy to:
1-6.      Candidate concerned.
7-9.      PM, Puri/Khurda/Nayagarh HO.
10-11.  PM/SPM, Jatni/KPGarh.
12.       CPMG(O), BBSR
13.       Director, PTC, Vadodara
14.       Accountant, DO, Puri.
Senior Supdt. POs
Puri Dn., Puri-752001

Rationalization and consolidation of urban network

A Clarion call to protect centurion old postal services

Despite our desire to maintain peace and tranquillity for the advancement of service and the workers, we have been pushing again and again towards the wall and forced us to take confronting position just in order to save the service and its workers.
                During   the July settlement, we were optimistic that the Postal Board would honour its commitments which were given in writing and led a peaceful passage for better improvement of service. Perhaps it is our apprehension, that it may be due to the clear mandate of some sitting at the decision taking level with the collusion of some courier agencies or with foreign forces which have taken pledge to pull to pieces the postal from Govt. Services.
                When the department introduced freight carrier through Air India, we record our observation that it would not improve service but deteriorate. But nobody hears. What happened? The freightcarrier has been dropped after one year resulting in the known minimum loss of 300 crores! Just to justify the weight of the freighter carrier, speed post and other articles were back routed and inordinate delay was noticed resulting hue & cry from the circle heads too.            
The very same coteries which were responsible for the freighter carrier,is now annoying to introduce L1 & L2 in sorting despite the fact that they know very well that it will lead to delay in delivery and cause inconveniences to the staff. The inordinate delay in delivery of speed post articles within intra circle resulted in growth of couriers in towns. If there is a loss of even one rupee, the contributory factors are misused against the innocent officials. Whereas for the known Rs 300 crore loss, who was held responsible? What action was taken against them? Whether the same persons’ harpingon  L1& L2 will be taken forward as a reward for the loss caused by them in freighter carrier? We are suspecting that as such in the past many senior postal board members and senior officers became the consultants of couriers and licence holders of franking machines to loot the postal revenue.Is there any lobby or a conspiracyin existence in the Directorate for deterioration of the postal services leaving behind the brighter chance for the growth and development of postal service?.
Can the department come out with the real picture about the realisation of BNPL dues to be cleared by the firms? One institution inChennai has not paid BNPL amounting to the tune of 14 lakhs over nine months despite the fact that it should have been cleared within a month.Crores of rupees are being kept unrecovered amount under BNPL. Is it real business, the department is entertaining now? Without settling the existing loopholes in the service and revamping the service by motivating the staff, the department proposes to introduce L1 & L2 with the definite intention to cause delay in delivery of letters.Can we remain mute spectators allowing the things or will it not be our responsibility to resist such move from the point of a constructive and disciplined organisation? This is the million dollar question before us.
                The Secretary, Department agreed to revise the cash handling points for GDS and also to give protection of TRCA. It was agreed to consider revision of bonus ceiling to GDS as Rs 3500/-. The proposals for the above were simply turned down by the internal finance (not Finance Ministry). Shall the postal Board not be vested with powers to set aside the unwarranted objections raised by IFW and honour its commitments in writing with unions during July agreement? Payment of minimum wage to casual labourers as per 6th CPC wages is the right as per Supreme Court and earlier orders of DOPT. But this has been denied repeatedly by internal finance by raising unwarranted queries and calling for details? What the Postal Board is doing?
                The IPS officers started their lobbies for the seventh cadre review! Even some minutes were issued for the discussions had with IPO/ASPOs! Whereas more than seven meetings were held so far but there is no minutes; no process. Still we are remaining in the in the initial stage only. The delay over three years in deciding cadre review exhibits the unfairness being extended towards the lowest cadres of the department. The cry of the system administrators could not reach the deaf ears. The acceptance to allow for IPO/Group B exam of Postmaster Grade I officials has not been honoured.
                There is no periodical meeting with unions over eight years. There was only one Departmental Council meeting held over six years. The Department is bluffing in the JCM National Council that the meeting are being held regularly in the Postal Department! It appears in the JCM National Council minutes also. Is it not shameful to give such false reply to the JCM National Council, the biggest body constituted by the Govt of India to redress staff grievances? There is no action yet by the department for acceptance of nomination from postal side to represent the national council.
                The postal workers’ distress has reached the climax and they are not in a mood to await further with hopes any longer as they are totally ignored and neglected by the authorities.There is a sign of desperation and frustration everywhere and in every one’s mind due to protraction in finding the first cadre review proposals where the powers started silently to pursue their seventh cadre review.
                Inspite of the best efforts made by the Federations and unions to proceed cautiously, the mounting discontentment and dissatisfaction prevailing among themasses of postal workers due to the firm determination of the Govtand Postal Board in deterioration of mail services by the proposed L1 & L2 introduction arbitrarily against the wishes of the postal workers, are now finding exposition through sporadic actions here and there like Karnataka, Kerala & Maharashtra Circles.
                All these incidents are but writing on the wall and should serve as a pointer to the authorities responsible for running the administration in the country. They should take a note of it before it is too late.This is our last word and in a sense and a warning to the authorities. Let us hope that good sense will prevail and everything will be considered with a changed outlook so that the postal workers are enabled to serve the postal department with contentment and zeal and render every possible for cause of service in the current days of competition.
Let us therefore organise the workers for a massive strike from 17.01.2012 and record our protest and discontent demanding a fair settlement on all the charter of demands.
Rise like lions after slumber
 In unvanquishable number,
 Shake your chains to each like dew,
Which in sleep has fallen on you –
You are many – they are few.          Shelly.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Agenda items for the next meeting of National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to be held on 5th January, 2012.

         The fourth meeting of the National Anomaly Committee to discuss the anomalies arising out the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission is scheduled to be held on Thursday, the 5th January, 2012 at 3.00 P.M. in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will chair the meeting.
Agenda items for the 4th meeting of National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to be held on 5.1.2012 has been uploaded on the official website of AIRF today, we have reproduced and given below the specific contents of the agenda items for your ready reference.

Item No.
Status till date
(after three meetings of NAC)
Item No.11
Revised Allowances with effect from 1.1.2006.

This was discussed in the 3rd meeting of NAC where the Staff Side stated that allowances formed part of wages AND THUS should be revised with effect from the same date from which Revised Pay Scales have been implemented i.e. 1.1.2006. The Official Side stated that the allowances, other than Dearness Allowance (DA), have been revised from 1.9.2008 on the basis of specific recommendation of the 6th CPC. It was reiterated that even after the 5th CPC similar practice was followed. Therefore, there was no anomaly as such. The Staff Side stated there are certain statutory allowances which need to be revised w.e.f.1.1.2006. The Staff Side was asked to forward such a list of statutory allowances for further examination of the Department of Expenditure.
Item No.12

Item No.13

Transport Allowance

Increase of TA (Transport Allowance) at par with PB-3

The items 12 & 13 were clubbed and were discussed in the 3rd meeting of NAC where the Staff Side raised the following issues with respect to the revision of the Transport Allowance (TA) were raised.

(i) Employees with higher pay have been given rates of TA in comparison to low paid employees.

(ii) Uniform Multiplication factor has not been used for revision of TA of employees in various pay bands.

(iii) CCA has now been subsumed in TA, Therefore, a portion of TA should be used as a component for the purpose of computing Overtime Allowance.

(iv) Employees who remain on long tour duties are not getting any Transport Allowance while on tour for more than a month/several months losing even that part of Transport Allowance which represents CCA.

The Official Side stated that the multiplication factor used for revision of TA was actually skewed in favour of the low paid employees and there was no anomaly in the matter. The Staff Side pointed out that in order to have a realistic picture, the multiplication factor in respect to the revised TA rates vis-a-vis the earlier TA rates plus CCA should be examined.
The Staff Side was asked to forward the required calculations to the Department of Expenditure for examination.
Regarding reckoning a portion of the TA for computation of the Overtime Allowance (OTA), the Official Side stated that the 6th CPC has in fact recommended for substitution of OTA with Performance Related incentive Scheme (PRIS), Therefore, the whole issue was not relevant now.
The Staff Side was asked to forward specific details of the matter to the Department of Expenditure for examination.

With respect to employees loosing the part of TA representing CCA while on tour for more than 15 days, the Official Side stated that the 6th CPC has given a specific recommendation to merge the CCA with TA and therefore, this could not be construed as an anomaly.
Item No.29

Item No.30

Revision of Base Index for DA


Bench Mark in AICPI Scheme for grant of DA / DR w.e.f. 1.1.2006 on CPC VI Level pay / Pension Restructuring.

The items 29 & 30 were clubbed and were discussed in the 3rd meeting of the NAC where the Staff Side pointed out some anomalies in decimal increases in percentage not being considered for sanction of DA/DR.

The Official Side stated there was no anomaly in the matter and that the fraction which was ignored earlier was taken into account while calculating the next DA instalment. Further fixation of the base has been done in the manner followed after previous Pay Commissions and there was no anomaly. Therefore, there was no question of any loss to the employees because of this.
The Staff Side would give detailed calculations in the matter to the Department of Expenditure for examination.
Item No.38

Item No.39

Anomaly in fixing Grade Pay

Anomaly due to not applying informally the multiplication factor of 1.86 in fixing the minimum pay in all the revised pay bands applying different.

The items 38 & 39 were clubbed and were discussed in the 3rd meeting of the NAC where the Staff Side stated that the general recommendation of the 6th CPC was that the grade pay will be 40% of the maximum of the pre-revised pay scales. However, at the time of implementation of the recommendations of the 6th CPC, Government has given more than 40% as grade pay to certain categories of the employees in PB-3 and PB-4. Therefore, it was an anomaly and demanded that everyone should be given grade pay of at least 50% of the maximum of the pre-revised pay scales.

The Official Side stated that the 6th CPC itself recommended grade pay in excess of 40$ of the maximum of the pre-revised pay scales in respect of certain employees. Further, in Para 2.2.21 the report of the 6th CPC, it has been clearly stated that in some cases, the amount of the grade pay has been adjusted so as to maintain a clear differential between successive grades pay. Thereafter, the government implemented the recommendations of the 6th CPC with certain conscious modifications in the Grade Pay in some cases. Moreover, the erstwhile Group D employees have also been granted grade pay exceeding 40% of the maximum of the pre-revised pay scales. Therefore, there is no anomaly in the matter.
It was decided that the Staff Side would revisit the issue and revert on whether they wish to pursue the matter.
Item No.44
Anomaly in the Pay Scale / Pay Band and Grade Pay of Library Information assistants

This was discussed in the 3rd meeting of the NAC where the Official Side stated that through a specific and conscious recommendation of Sixth pay Commission, the pay scales of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) have been upgraded and placed in PB-II with grade pay of Rs.4600. In this context, the Pay Commission has also clarified that on account of conscious upgradation, no other cadre can demand or can be granted higher pay scales. Therefore, Library Information Assistants cannot claim parity with TGTs.

The Staff Side stated that the School Librarians have also been placed in PB-II with the grade pay of Rs.4600 at par with the TGTs although there is no specific recommendation of the 6th CPC in this regard. The Library Information Assistants, who have the same qualifications as that of school librarians, have however been placed in PB-II with grade pay of Rs.4200. Thus, their is an anomaly with respect to grade pay of the Library Information Assistants.
The Official Side stated that the factual position was not known to them and therefore the Staff Side was called upon to apprise the Official Side of such Instances specifically.
Item No.45
Anomaly in Pension of those in receipt of stagnation increments in pre-revised pay scale.

This was discussed in the 3rd meeting of the NAC where the Official Side stated that this issue is somewhat related to the issue of granting one time increment to employees having their date of next increment between February 2006 to June 2006 under agenda item 5 (V), Accordingly, it was decided that the matter may be clubbed with agenda item 5(V) and the Staff Side was asked to confirm that their request for grant of an Increment in the pre-revised scale would not have repercussions on any other category and not lead to any further demands.
Item No.46

Item No.49
Disparity in Pay scales and status :Officers in stenographers cadre. 

Anomalies in the matter of pay scales of Stenographers

The items 46 & 49 were clubbed and were discussed in the 3rd meeting of the NAC where the Official Side stated that in para 3.1.14 of the 6th CPC's Report a specific recommendation for PS/Sr. PS. In non-secretariat organizations has been made and the same has been accepted and notified by the Government. Further, posts that were existing in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 before 1.1.2006, including that of PS in field offices, have been upgraded to the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500 w.e.f. 1.1.2206 vide Department of Expenditure's O.M. No.1/1/2008-IC dated 13.11.2009. Therefore, suitable action has already been taken in the matter.
The Staff Side while agreeing with the Official Side stated they would check the position and revert back to the Official Side in case they feel that there were still any problems/difficulties in the matter.
Item No.50
Anomalies in the Pay scales of official Language Staff

This was discussed in the 3rd meeting of the NAC where the representative of the Department of Expenditure stated that orders were issued in November, 2008 regarding parity in the pay scales of OL posts in field officers and CSOLS and the matter has already been clarified by them on various references received in this regard from several administrative Ministries/Departments.

The Staff Side requested that the reference forwarded in this matter by the Ministry of Railways may be examined by the Department of Expenditure on a priority basis. This was agreed to by the Official Side. The Staff Side also mentioned that the parity in the pay scales in field and HQ is still to be granted in many offices including Ministry of Railways.
The Official Side requested the Staff Side to convey the names of such offices so that they could be called upon to take similar action in the matter.


            On 27.12.2011, Discussion on 25 point Charter of Demands has been held with the Postal Board -Member (Personnel), Member (Operations), Member (PLI) and Member (Planning). The discussion lasted for eight hours. Even though the staff side has elaborately explained all the demands raised in the Charter, there was no favourable or result-oriented settlement on any of the demands. Thereafter the Central JCA met and decided to go ahead with the strike decision. It is decided to intensify the campaign. Accordingly the Central JCA calls upon all the Branch/Divisional/Circle Union to organize MASS Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional/Divisional offices on 10.01.2012. It is also decided to organize candle-light protest demonstration/procession/rallies on all important places on 16.01.2012. Further all intensive campaign such as squad work, conventions, general bodies, press conferences etc may be organized at all levels. Make the indefinite strike from 17.01.2012 a historic success.

Tuesday 27 December 2011



Tuesday 27 December 2011


No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)
                        Government of India
            Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
            Department of Health & Family Welfare
            Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated, the 13th December, 2011


Subject: Fire Audit of Private Hospitals / Diagnostic Laboratories / Imaging Centres                empanelled under CGHS

            With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that in view of the recent fire accident in a private hospital in Kolkata, it is considered necessary to review the fire safety measures undertaken by the Private Hospitals / Diagnostic Laboratories / Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS.

2.         Accordingly Private Hospitals / Diagnostic Laboratories / Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS are requested that:

i.          A copy of N.O.C. issued / renewed by the concerned Fire Department may be submitted to Addl. Director / Joint Director of CGHS concerned.

ii.         Fire safety provisions installed at the Institution to deal with Fire Accidents may be reviewed immediately in consultation with Fire Department and gaps seen may be plugged.

iii.        Steps / Drills may be put in place to prevent Leakage of Radiation in case of centres dealing with Radio-active isotopes.

iv.        Nodal officers / persons may be identified and specific responsibility fixed for each of them to take necessary action in case of Fire Accident.

v.         The identified staff may be got trained accordingly in consultation with Fire Department.

vi.        Necessary mock drills may also be organized periodically to see that systems
respond in time in case of disaster.

3.         You are requested to take necessary time bound action in this regard under intimation to Director, CGHS.

Deputy Secretary to Government of India


All Non-Sensitive Files to be Computerized to Facilitate RTI Applicants

The Government proposes to computerize all non-sensitive files so as to reduce the burden of RTI applicants. The Government of India, in recognition of the long-felt need for efficiency in Government processes and service delivery mechanisms, has included e-Office as one of the Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The e-Office MMP is aimed at introducing the concept of Less Paper and efficient Offices in all the Government of India Offices. The broad objectives of e-Office are as below:
a) To improve efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of government responses.
b) To reduce turnaround time and to meet the demand of the citizen charter.
c) To provide for effective resource management to improve the quality of administration.
d) To enhance transparency and accountability.
e) To provide cost effective and environment friendly e-storage facility.
The project was launched at three pilot locations namely Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, e-Governance Division of Department of Information Technology and Training Division of Department of Personnel & Training in September, 2010.
This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB Release, December 21, 2011


Wednesday 21 December 2011

NPS contribution of CG employees prior to 1.4.2008 will not be invested in the market

The Central Government had introduced the New Pension System (NPS) with effect from January 1, 2004 (except for armed forces) for its employees.
In respect of Central Government employees who have joined in Government Service on or after 1.1.2004, this scheme is mandatory.nps contribution before 1.4.2008 handed over to government
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), is the interim regulatory body for NPS which was established by Government of India on 23rd August 2003.
In NPS, a government employee who is covered under NPS contributes 10% of his/her salary towards pension along with matching contribution from the employer.
While contributions in NPS are collected from Central Government Employees since 1.1.2004, the pension contributions of Central Government employees have been handed over to Pension fund Managers viz, LIC Pension Fund Limited, SBI Pension Funds Pvt. Limited and UTI Retirement Solutions Limited in a predefined proportion, only from 1st April 2008.
Now, the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to an Un-starred Question in Lok Sabha on 16.12.2011, stated that the institutional architecture for NPS could not be operationalised by the Interim Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), for the period from 1.1.2004 to 31.03.2008 and therefore, the contribution for the Government employees under the NPS during this period could not be invested in the market.
A total amount of Rs. 971.48 crore, collected towards contribution for Government employees, from 2004 to March 2008, under the New Pension System (NPS), was credited to the Public Account of India.  The funds credited to Public Account will carry an interest @ 8% p.a.
PFRDA Bill, 2011 which would give official status to PFRDA has already been approved by Cabinet and placed before Parliament. However, the same is yet to be passed in the parliament for enactment.
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