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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Commemorative Stamp on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar released

A Commemorative Stamp on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was released jointly by the Minister Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Union Minister for Communication & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad here today. This was part of 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations.

The Prime Minister chaired the first meeting of the National Committee on Nationwide Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on the 23rd July 2015. The objective of year long celebrations is to make the world aware about the life and the work of Dr. Babasaheb Ambekdar as a champion of the underprivileged.

Speaking on the occasion the Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shir Thaawar Chand Gehlot said that the Government has taken up a number of programmes and is organizing various activities on the 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations wherein a tableau on Dr. Ambedkar would be part of the 26th January celebration, 100 students will be sent to Columbia University and London School of Economics for study tour, Dr. Ambedkar Memorial at 26 Alipur Road, Delhi will be developed in a befitting manner. The village Ambadve in Ratnagiri District (Maharashtra), to which the parents of Dr. Ambedkar belonged will be developed as a Model Village under PMAGY Scheme (Adarsh Gram). He further added that the life and works of Dr. Ambedkar is an inspiration to the millions.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communication & Information Technology said Dr. Ambedkar was the chief architect our constitution and was in 1990 bestowed with Bharat Ratna. The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on this occasion. He was also a champion of fundamental rights.

Present on the occasion were Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, MoS, SJE, Shri Vijay Sampla, MoS, SJE, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Shri Lov Verma, Addl. Secretary, SJE Shri Arun Kumar and Member (Planning), Department of Post Shri S.K. Sinha and other officials / officers of the Ministry and Ambedkar Foundation. 


08.30 AM                         :           Registration of delegates
10.00 AM                         :           Flag hoisting & Homage to Martyrs.
10.30 AM                         :           INAUGURATION AND CLASS - I
Welcome address           :           Com. V. Nageshwara Rao, General Secretary, C-O-C, Andhra &

Presided by                    :           Com. Usha Bonepalli, Chairperson, Women’s Sub Committee,
Inauguration by              :           Com. K. Hemalatha, Convenor, All India Working Women’s
                                                   Cordination & National Secretary, CITU
Subject                           :           INDIAN WORKING CLASS- CHALLENGES AND OUR TASK
12.00 AM                         :           CLASS – II (OPEN SESSION)
Class by                          :           Prof.. G. Haragopal (ICSSR, National Fellow, TATA Institute of
                                                   Social Sciences,
                           Visiting Prof.., National School of Law, Bangalore)
Subject                           :           NEW LIBERAL ECONOMIC MODEL - WOMEN
01:30 PM                         :           Lunch
03:00 PM                         :           CLASS – III
Class by                          :           Ms. Shyama Sundari (Advocate, Supreme Court)
Subject                           :           LEGAL AWARENESS ON WOMEN’S LAW
05:30 PM                         :           Cultural Programme

10.00 AM                         :          CLASS - IV
Presided by                      :           Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee,
Class by                          :           Com. M. GirijaAsst General Secretary, All India Insurance
                                                   Employees Association
Subject                           :           Role of Women in Trade Union and Society
01.00 PM                         :           Lunch
02.30 PM                         :           INTERACTIVE SESSION - CLASS V
Subject                           :           7th Pay Commission and Role of Confederation
                                                   National Leaders of Confederation will participate
04.15 PM                         :           Workshop Review
04.30 PM                         :           Vote of thanks
                           Com: Manushi Choudhary (Women’s Sub Committee, Hyderabad)
05.00 PM                         :           End

K. K. N. Kutty                              R. Seethalakshmi                                         M. Krishnan    

President                                    Convenor, Women’s Committee                   Secretary General

Promotion and posting in the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A ' and transfer/posting of a Member, Postal Services Board

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Seventh Pay Commission: Non-Secretariat Staff Upset Over Pay Disparity With Secretariat Staff

New Delhi: As the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to submit its report on raising the salaries and allowances for central government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley within December, non-central secretariat staff across the country are a seething lot.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
In fact, the Assistants and Section Officers get pay grade Rs 4600 and Rs 4800 in central Secretariat service while the Assistants and Section Officers of non-central secretariat service get pay grade Rs 4200 and Rs 4600 respectively. Not only this but also the non-functional pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 5400 (Grade Pay) is admissible to the Section Officers of the central Secretariat service on completion of 4 years service in that grade but no such system for the Section Officers of non-central secretariat service and this has led to much heartburn of non-central secretariat staff.
Non-central secretariat staff reiterated their demand to ensure parity with the central Secretariat staff, they seemed unsure about whether or not the Seventh Pay Commission would accept their pay anomalies which, they added, they had demanded such type of pay parity before Sixth Pay Commission also and the commission accepted it but the government didn’t give its nod about it.
Before Sixth Pay Commission implementation, the respective pay scales of Rs 6500-10500 and 5000-8000 existed for Assistants in central Secretariat and non central Secretariat and pay scales 7500-12000 and Rs 6500-10500 existed for Section Officers in central Secretariat and non central Secretariat. The Section Officers in central Secretariat also got the pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 on completion of four years service in the lower scale of 7500-12000 while pay scale of Section Officers of non-central secretariat service was never upgraded in the same post.
A newly recruited Group A officer begins with the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 5400 (Grade Pay) but central Secretariat service staff begin their group A service on the promotion of Under Secretary with the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 6600 (Grade Pay).
Complaints have been raised against the above the anomalies in the Seventh Pay Commission.
Alleging that the central government has taken a number of steps time to time to give higher pay to the central Secretariat service staff at the cost of non-central secretariat service staff.
The non-central secretariat service staff raised their voice to get paid equally as their counterparts central Secretariat staff before Seventh Pay Commission. The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to advice to make a equal in pay disparity with central secretariat staff but it is the big matter, will the government accept it without a question?
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8th Biennial Conference of AIPEU Group-C and Postmen & MTS, Berhampur Divisional Branch (Odisha Circle)

Open Session was concluded on 27.09.2015 and  addressed by Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary, Com. B K Pathy Circle Vice-President and Com. P C Moharana, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Koraput Division.
Com. Jeydeep Chakrabarty, Com. Sibananda Dash and Com. Pradeep Kumar Jena were elected as Divisional President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the ensuing session.
AIPEU, Group-C, Puri  Division congratulates all the newly elected office bearers.
Felicitation of Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-3 by NFPE Unions of Eastern Region of UP, ( Gorakhpur, Lucknow & Allahabad Regions)

Dearness Relief Orders Released for Pensioners

F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated: 28th.S e p t, 2 0 1 5


Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 27th April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% w.e.f. 1st July, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensloners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are lndian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department's OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department's OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department's OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated.12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and reemployed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CPL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2015-E.II(B) dated 23rd September, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India/Chief Secretaries and AGs of all States/UTs.

2. Copy for information to Reserve Bank of India(RBI) and all authorized Pension Disbursing Banks.

Please visit this Department's website for the orders on pension matters including above orders.

Saturday 26 September 2015

For Issuing of Diwali Stamp in US, PM Modi to Write to President Obama

Press Trust of India | Updated: Sep 26, 2015 10:43 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to a request to write to President Barack Obama for issuing a postal stamp on Diwali by the US Postal Service, said a statement.

New York: In a boost to efforts being made for issuing of a postage stamp on Diwali by the US Postal Service, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to a request to write to President Barack Obama on the issue, said members of a group who have been pushing the case.
The request in this regard was made by an Indian-American couple from New York, Ranju and Ravi Batra, who met PM Modi at the UN General Assembly yesterday, when the Prime Minister went there to address the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Summit.
Ms Batra, as chair of Diwali Stamp Project, updated PM Modi on her efforts for the Diwali Stamp for many years, along with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a media release said.
During the brief encounter, Ms Batra urged PM Modi to write a letter to President Obama in support of the Diwali Stamp being issued by US Postal Service.
"The Prime Minister agreed to do so and said, 'I will write (to) President Obama (for) supporting the Diwali Stamp' and took the note as a reminder," a media release said.
The US Postal Service has issued stamps on all major religions of the world excluding Hinduism. President Obama is the first US President to personally celebrate the festival of Diwali in the White House.
For more than a decade now several efforts have been made towards issuing of a postal stamp on Diwali by the US Postal Service.
Dozens of US lawmakers have written in this regard to the US Postal Service, which has also received thousands of signed letters from Indian-Americans.
Congressional resolutions have also been passed in this regard, but the efforts have not been successful so far.
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            2nd September 2015. Historic  Strike  was a grand success in almost all the  sectors of working class whether it is Government Sector, Public Sector, Private Sector – organized or unorganized. Crores and crores workers have taken part in it and established so many mile stones in the history of working class movement. The grand success of this strike in strategic fields like Road transport, Coal Mines, Petroleum, Power, Tele Communication is one of the important phenomenas.

            This strike was organized by the sponsoring Committee of all Central Trade Unions pursuing 12 points Charter of Demands including withdrawal of anti Labour Laws amendments and FDI in strategic sectors, in protest against lend acquisition Ordinance and Bill and peasants distress and for changing the neo-liberal path of development.

            The strike was the result of hard labour of the thousands of Trade Union activists who mobilized and launched vigorous campaign for the months together..

            This strike of crores of workers has given clear indication to present Central Government that now the worker has awakened and he is not going to allow the attacks and dangers being unleashed on him in the pursuance of neo-liberal economic policies.

            This time this strike was a grand success among Central Government Employees.

            In Postal except some circles it was grand success and better than the previous strikes. It shows that the Postal Workers are also not agreed to accept the proposals and recommendations submitted by Task Force Committee headed by T.S.R. Subramanian Ex. Cabinet Secretary as Chairman who laid out a road map of corporatization and Privatization of Department of Post. This is also culmination of anger and protest of Postal Employees that the 50% Work force of this Department i.e. Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are not treated as Civil servant. The demand of NFPE and PJCA for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC has not been accepted by Government of India. The Cadre restructuring proposals of all Cadres of Postal; were agreed long back but not being implemented. Thousands and thousands of posts in all Cadres are also not being filled besides vigorous pursuance by the NFPE and PJCA.

            The PJCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPU-GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS has viewed very seriously with grave concern the totally negative attitude of the Government of India and Department of Post and has decided to go on indefinite strike from 23rd Nov-2015 on the above demands.

            NFPE appeals to the entirety of Postal, RMS and GDS Employees to start preparations right now to make the indefinite strike from 23rd November-2015a grand success to compel the Government of India and Department of Post to concede our demands. Nothing in past has been achieved without struggle and nothing is going to be achieved without struggle. So unite and fight and achieve.


                                            Working Class Zindabad

                                                        Postal  Workers Zindabad.




Roles & Responsibilities of various officials & officers on implementation of 'Core Insurance Solution' and set-up of 'Central Processing Centre' for PLI & RPLI and processing of requests in CPCs where the request received - reg. (Click the link below for details)


            Punjab Circle NFPE Unions Women Convention was held at Sahnewal, Ludhiana (Punjab) on 25.09.2015. Com. Laxman Singh Circle President P-IV Presided the meeting. Com. Jagdish Dhiman Circle Secretary P-III Punjab, while giving Welcome speech stressed the need of women empowerment for the future of Trade Union Movement. Com. Gita Bhattacharjee Joint Convenor, Women Committee, Confederation of  Central Government  Employees and Workers & member  P-III CHQ  Mahila Committee while delivering  her speech elaborately spoken  on all the issues related to Women  employees and she appealed to all women Comrades to join the NFPE  and make the organization  strong by forging a broader  unity .  Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General & General Secretary P-III elaborately spoken on all subjects including pay Commission, GDS, Casual Labourers issues and Women employees related issues and emphasized the need of women employees to come forward in the trade union movement.

            He also thanked and congratulated all Circle Secretaries and Comrades of Punjab Circle for organizing such a grand Convention. Coms. Rakshpal Singh Circle Secretary R-III Punjab, H.S. Guleria Ex. Circle Secretary P-III H.P., Naresh Gupta Circle Secretary P-III Haryana and other Comrades also greeted on the occasion.

            The Convention was concluded after Presidential speech of Comrade Laxman Singh who thanked all for the making the programme a grand success