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Friday 28 November 2014


On behalf of National federation of Postal Employees, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and on behalf of AIPEU Group ‘C’, Com. N. Subramanian, General Secretary, Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary & Com. A. Veeramani, AGS have met the chairman Shri. T. S. R. Subramanian, Task force on Leveraging the Post office Network on 27.11.2014 at Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi.

The Chairman of the Task force warmly welcomed the union leaders and explained how the postal network could be utilized in a positive manner. The interaction with the union side is mainly on the following points.

1.      E- Commerce
2.      E-Governance
3.      Aadhar Centre
4.      Financial inclusion
5.      Data collection for various departments
6.      Data updation for various departments
7.      More Insurance products
8.      More Savings Products
9.    MGNREGA, Old age / widow / Disabled, Pension, Transfer of Benefit schemes
10.  Physical network & Component
11.  Physical to digital
12.  Sale of prepaid cards for various telecom, Mobile services, TV channels as well as post paid payments.
13.  Market Surveys

In the memorandum we earlier submitted, many service/business activities of the state governments and other departments of Central Government including private players that can be done by the Postal Departments have been mentioned. All the same were also emphasized in the meeting.

The Chairman asserted us that there will be no retrenchment elsewhere and instead more staff is needed to be employed especially in rural areas. Our view of increasing the work and staff also is positively taken by the Chairman. We requested him to suggest in its report to make the GDS as full time employee while optimizing the Postal Network.

Let us wait and see what it will propose and recommend.


Wednesday 26 November 2014

DPC for consideration of promotion to the cadre of LSG Supervisor (Postal ) in Odisha Circle

An Update
Circle Office, Bhubaneswar vide its letter No. ST / 26 – 6 (2) / 2014 (Postal), dtd.11.09.2014 had requested the Regional / Unit heads   to submit relevant charge reports of all concerned in due course and declination of official, if any to C.O by 12.10.2014. But so far declinations and charge reports in respect of some of the officials allotted / promoted to respective Region / Unit / Division have not been received at C O end. Therefore, Circle Office has again asked vide its letter dated 24.11.2014  to submit the declinations and joining charge reports of the left out LSG Supervisor (Postal) officials promoted / allotted to respective Region / Division in the format supplied  for taking further action to fill up the vacancy in LSG Supervisor (Postal) cadre


1st Day - 23-11-2014
National Federation of Postal Employees has celebrated its Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark completion of 60 years from its inception as NFPTE in the year 1954 in a mamorable manner at Dwarka in Gujrat. 
The Reception Committee comprising of all Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions in Gujarat Circle has made very excellent arrangements for the historical event. The Open Session was presided  over by NFPE President Comrade Giriraj Singh and anchored by NFPE Secretary General Comrade R.N.Parashar. All General Secretaries of NFPE Affiliated Unions including P3, P4, R3, R4, Admn, Postal Accounts, SBCO, GDS NFPE and Casual Labour participated in the Open Session and graced the occassion on the  dais. Comrade Purohit the Chairman of the Reception Committee and Circle Secretary P3 Gujarat welcomed the gathering and Comrade Asha Ben Joshi Circle Secretary GDS NFPE and the Convenor of the Reception Committee delivered vote of thanks at the end. 
Leaders of various Central Trade Unions including BMS and CITU stressed the need for united struggle in defence of workers rights and greeted the NFPE on this occassion of its Diamond Jubilee. as well as Shiv Gopal Misra of AIRF delivered special addressess.Comrade Shiv Gopal Misra declared that there is no alternative but to go on struggle if the Government is adamant to settle our issues and not to desist from its present path of privatisation including Railways and Defence. He assured that the united CG Movement will pressurize the Government to include the issues of GDS for the purview of 7th CPC. He also underlined that the 11th December National Convention by the Staff Side JCM National Council will take a programme of action to achieve the demands. 
Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of CG Employees made a punctuating speech and remembered the sacrifices of leaders in building the movement of NFPE / NFPE.
Comrade K.Ragavendran General Secretary AIPRPA and the Ex-Secretary General NFPE also delivered his address in the open session.  
NFPE Diamond Jubilee 2nd Day Celebrations
The 2nd day celebrations of NFPE Diamond Jubilee at Dwarka (Gujarat) included a Seminar on Postal Services “Challenges and Opportunities” in which the Postal Services Board HRD Shri.S.N.Sinha presented the key note address. The Postmaster General Rajkot also made his presentation. Senior leaders of NFPE who took part in building the organisation in their capacity as CHQ Office Bearers before their retirement from service were honoured by the Federation and the Reception Committee.
In continuation senior leaders Comrades S.K.Vyas (Advisor Confederation) ; Sukomal Sen (Senior Vice President AISGEF); KKNKutty (President Confederation); M.S.Raja (Secretary General Audit); K.P.Rajagopal (Secretary General ITEF); Vrighu Bhattacharjee (Secretary General Civil Accounts)have addressed in the afternoon session. All General Secretaries of NFPE affiliated Unions took part in the discussion . Comrade R.N.Parashar Secretary General NFPE delivered a speech covering various aspects of Government policy and how to combat against it. Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation finally delivered an inspiring and emotional concluding speech reminding the history of sacrifices of our movement. The celebrations ended with the singing of the international song of the working class. Some photographs are placed  here under about the 2nd Day celebration proceedings.

Amending Rules for Safeguarding Women

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

26-November-2014 14:50 IST
Amending Rules for Safeguarding Women

Amendments to the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 have been carried out on 19.11.2014 to make working conditions more conducive for women. 

As per the new definition contained in the Explanation (1) under the amended Rule 3C of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, “sexual harassment" includes any one or more of the following acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication) namely : -  

(i)      physical contact and advances; or

(ii)     a demand or request for sexual favours; or

(iii)    making sexually coloured remarks; or

(iv)    showing pornography; or

(v)     any other unwelcome physical, verbal, non verbal conduct of a sexual nature. 

The following circumstances, among others, if it occurs or is present in relation to or connected with any act or behaviour of sexual harassment may amount to sexual harassment : -

(i)      implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in employment; or

(ii)     implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in employment; or

(iii)    implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status; or

(iv)  interference with her work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment for her; or

(v)     humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety.  

Further, as per Explanation (1)(c) under the Rule 3C of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964,"workplace" includes,- 

(i)      any department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the Central Government;

(ii)               hospitals or nursing homes;

(iii)   any sports institute, stadium, sports complex or competition or games venue, whether residential or not used for training, sports or other activities relating thereto;

(iv)    any place visited by the employee arising out of or during the course of employment including transportation provided by the employer for undertaking such journey;

(v)       a dwelling place or a house .

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Rajan Vichare in the Lok Sabha  today.

Monday 24 November 2014






Chief Justice Chandrachud who delivered the 17-12-1982 historical judgment

D.S.Nakara who fought heroically after his retirement for justice to all pensioners

Pensioners can never forget 17th December. It was on this day in the year 1982 that the historic judgment by the constitutional bench headed by the Chief Justice Chandrachud in the famous case filed by Nakara was delivered to up hold the fundamental right of pension by the Pensioners.

The judgment had categorically ruled that “ (i) that pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer and that it create a vested right subject to 1972 rules which are statutory in character because they are enacted in exercise of powers conferred by the proviso to Art.309 and clause (5) of Art.148 of the constitution; (ii) that pension is not an ex-gratia payment but it is a payment for the past service rendered and (iii) it is a social welfare measure rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the heyday of their life ceaselessly toiled for the employer on an assurance that in their old age they would not be left in lurch ’’

Incidentally Shri.Nakara who was born in the year 1914 and entered in Government Service in the year 1937 and retired in the year 1972 went to court and fought heroically for ten long years to get the above historic judgment in the year 1982 had passed away in the year 2009 at his age of 96. This year being the centenary year of his birth, it is appropriate to celebrate his centenary of birth along with the Pensioners Day on 17-12-2014 as the Day of “ Pensioners Day – Senior Citizens Day – and Centenary year of Birth of Nakara”.

AIPRPA CHQ Calls upon all Postal Pensioners to forge unity with other Pensioners everywhere and celebrate 17-12-2014 in a befitting manner. If you have a District or Divisional Branch of AIPRPA or not, the CHQ calls upon the Postal Pensioners to observe the day and remember Nakara to take the pledge to fight continuously until the Government is forced to withdraw the PFRDA and uphold the right to pension to all  Pensioners of Central Government and other pensioners. Moreover let us stand for the grant of Universal Pension to all Senior Citizens in the world and in our country.

Observe 17-12-2014 as:
Pensioners Day
Senior Citizens Day

Centenary of Nakara’s Birth

India Post working on model to connect artisan with e-commerce - NEWS

New Delhi: India Post has been asked to develop a framework to facilitate local artisans sell their products online, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Friday. India Post, which has world's largest postal network of 1.55 lakh post offices, has seen multifold rise in business since the time it entered in partnership with e-commerce companies.
"I have asked India Post to develop framework where India artisan like in Kashi, handloom of Meerut, artisans at Tirupur can leverage postal environment to become big brand in e-commerce," Prasad said at an event organised by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad on public policy making.

The minister had on Wednesday met Department of Posts officials, where they shared India Post's plans to tap opportunities in the e-commerce sector.
As per industry estimates shared by India Posts, e-commerce business in India was about USD 6 billion in value in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 76 billion by 2021.
The distribution, delivery or logistics is projected to constitute about 12 per cent of the total e-commerce market, accounting for about USD 9 billion by 2021.

Prasad said government policy needs to balance growth and equity and be participative in nature. "We need to come up with framework which is not unilateral and is participative."
The minister shared example of Jan Dhan Yojana which has resulted in opening of about 70 million new bank accounts within couple of months and getting public idea through '' website.

"There was no requirement to deposit single penny in bank account opened under Jan Dhan Yojana but people deposited about Rs 6,000 crore in total," Prasad said.

He said that policy should not be directed top-down but it should emanate from bottom and go up.

He sought suggestions from IIM and other academic institutes in formulating policy that can be inclusive of people and bring growth along with equity.

IIM-A Chairperson for marketing Dhreeraj Sharma said that the institute is discussing various management strategies and systemic interventions which can help government deliver their plans and policies in the most expeditious and effective manner.

"We hope that discussions and interactions during the course of this conference will result in the creation of the sentiment with reference to development and implementation of public policy," Sharma said.

India News Desk

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners - regarding.