Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wish Com. Trilochan Parida, Circle President a speedy recovery

We came to know that our Circle President Com. Trilochan Parida has been admitted to Govt. Hospital, Rourkela since 25.07.2017 morning due to fever and pain in his left leg.

He is under observation for  three days and getting cured gradually.

On behalf of AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle, we wish him a speedy recovery.

Cadre Restructuring prposal put on hold whereever not implemented


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Joint Biennial Conference of Puri Divisional Branch concluded successfully on 23.07.2017

Com. M Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers addressed the Open Session

Com. Sarat Jani, Com. Rajesh Bohidar and Com. Sridhar Pattnaik were elected as the Divisional President, Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively among others for the ensuing session.

AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle congratulates the newly elected office bearers.

Government to open lateral entry door for private sector specialists

NEW DELHI: In a major move aimed at bringing domain expertise to policy making, the government has decided to open its doors for private sector specialists in select departments, a senior personnel ministry official said.

A proposal is being worked out to induct 50 such specialists from the private sector in government departments at the level of director and joint secretary, he said. Many of these posts are manned by civil service officials.

A presentation giving details of the proposal was shown to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently by the personnel ministry, the official said.

Private sector talent can be brought in on fixed- term contracts to supplement the government's effort of providing good and effective governance, he said.

About 48 lakh employees work in various central government departments. Over 4.2 lakh posts were vacant as on March 1, 2015, according to latest data.

The move to induct private sector specialists comes following a suggestion from the government's policy think tank Niti Aayog.

"Today, rising complexity of the economy has meant that policy making is a specialised activity. Therefore, it is essential that specialists be inducted into the system through lateral entry.

"Such entry will also have the beneficial side effect of bringing competition to the established career bureaucracy," a draft agenda report on civil services reform by the Aayog had said.

In areas requiring specialised knowledge, it is important to develop expertise among internal   staff and induct lateral entry, the report said.

"This specialisation by the internal staff needs to be complemented by lateral entry of highly specialised staff on fixed-term contracts. Specialists could be brought on three to five year contracts. Such a system will bring top talent and energy into the government and will lend new dynamism to the ministries," it said.

The government has already been appointing private persons in some departments.

Last month,  an ayurveda physician, 'Vaidya' Rajesh Kotecha, was appointed as special secretary in Ayush Ministry. Usually a senior bureaucrat, preferably an IAS officer, is appointed to such a post.

Last year, former IAS officer and renowned sanitation specialist Parameswaran Iyer was appointed secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Iyer, who had taken voluntary retirement from Indian Administrative Service (IAS), was appointed on contract basis for two years. 

The Centre recently also opened banking sector and central public sector enterprises for private sector specialists.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

PROTEST AGAINST BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS DECIDED TO ORGANISE

MASS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND BURNING OF HRA ORDERS ON 25TH JULY 2017 AT MAXIMUM CENTRES THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY

MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

NEXT PHASE OF PROGRAMME WILL BE DECIDED BY THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF CONFEDERATION TO BE HELD AT BENGALURU ON 09.08.2017
  

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: & Whatsapp: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com 

Confederation News : Meeting with the Senior Officers Committee

MEETING WITH SENIOR OFFICERS COMMITTEE

As notified earlier, the meeting with the senior officers Committee was held on 21.07.2017. The Committee was represented by Additional Secretary, Expenditure (Chairman), Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell), Joint Secretary (Personnel) and Joint Secretary (DOP&T). Staff Side was represented by all 13 Members, Standing Committee, National Council JCM.

Eventhough no specific agenda was notified, the staff side expected that the Committee will hold serious discussion on the demand of Increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula as assured by group of Ministers on 30.06.2016. But the Committee just briefed the decision of the Govt. on Allowances. Staff side raised the issue of Minimum Pay and fitment formula and demanded an early decision as per the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers. Along with that staff side also raised various issues arising out of implementation of govt. decisions on allowances. As usual the meeting ended without any positive outcome.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS
ON 8TH AUGUST 2017 – 11 AM
TALKATORA STADIUM – NEW DELHI


Ten Central Trade Unions (other than BMS) has decided to organize a National Convention of workers on 8th August 2017 at Talkatora Stadium New Delhi from 11 AM onwards to discuss and decide the course of joint campaign and country wide united struggle against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Central Government. The Joint Circular issued by the Central Trade Unions is published below. Confederation of central Govt. Employees and Workers being a part of the mainstream of the working class has always joined the campaign and struggle programmes of Central TUs.

All the office bearers of affiliated organisations of Confederation are requested to attend the National Convention and make it a grans success.


M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & Whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com


Over 4.2 lakh posts vacant in central government departments: MoS PMO

NEW DELHI: Over 4.2 lakh posts are vacant in various central government departments, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha today.

Out of the total sanctioned strength of 36,49,468, the number of vacant posts in various ministries and departments is 4,20,547, he said.

The minister said that this number is according to the annual report on pay and allowances of central government civilian employees (2015-16) as on March 1, 2015. 
Source :  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

Staff who got jobs on fake caste certificates to be sacked: Govt


Employees who have got job on the basis of fake caste certificates are to be sacked from the government service, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

In order to discourage unscrupulous activities, state governments and union territories have been asked to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the errant officers who default in timely verification of caste certificates or issue false certificates, he said.

The central government had in 2010 undertaken an exercise to collect information about appointments secured on the basis of false/fake certificates.

An instruction had also been issued on June 1, 2017 to all departments to collect such information and send consolidated report on this to personnel ministry with details of action taken report thereon.

Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, said extant instructions provide that if it is found that a government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service.

“Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant service rules,” he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Singh had, in another reply, on March 29 said that 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates.

Of these, 276 had resulted in suspension or removal, 521 were entangled in litigations and disciplinary proceedings were pending in the remaining 1,035 cases, he had said.

A total of 1,296 cases of jobs secured allegedly through fake caste certificates were under the Department of Financial Services.

As many as 157 such cases were in State Bank of India, 135 in Central Bank of India, 112 in Indian Overseas Bank, 103 in Syndicate Bank, and 41 each in New India Assurance and United India Assurance.

Source :  http://www.hindustantimes.co

EPFO asks field offices to settle employees pension, gratuity on retirement day

New Delhi: Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has issued directions to its field offices to settle pension benefits to employees on the day of retirement itself, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. 
“Directions have been issued by EPFO to all its field offices to make the payment of provident fund and pension to members of Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 on the date of retirement itself,” labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. 
 
He was responding to a question if the government had decided to settle the PF/EPF, gratuity of retiring on the day of retirement itself.
“As regards settlement of gratuity, as per Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the employer shall arrange to pay the amount of gratuity within 30 days from the date it becomes payable to the person to whom the gratuity is payable,” the minister added.
In June 2014, the government had decided to give pension payment order to an employee on the day of retirement itself with the aim to ensure a life of dignity for pensioners.
There are about 48.85 lakh central government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners in the country.
Source :  http://www.livemint.com/

NFPE WRITES TO THE SECRETARY POSTS

National Federation of Postal Employees 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                  e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
No. PF-16/2017                                                                               Dated: 22nd July, 2017
To
            Shri A. N. Nanda,
            Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            DakBhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - PO & RMS Accountant’s Special Allowance – reg.
Sir,
            As you are aware 7th CPC has recommended as follows:
“Para 8.2.5 – The General approach adopted by the Commission is as under –
1.    We have considered all allowances reported to us, in this chapter. Any allowances, not mentioned here (and hence not reported to the Commission), shall cease to exist immediately. In case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of an existing allowance which has not been deliberated upon or covered in this report, it should be re-notified by the Ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of Ministry of Finance and should be put in the public domain”
            One of the most important allowance relating to Postal department i.e.; PO & RMS Accountant Special Allowance did not find any mention in the 7th CPC report, as Department of Posts has failed to report that allowance to 7th CPC. Subsequently when Govt. constituted an Allowance Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance Expenditure, JCM Staff side and NFPE has submitted a memorandum to the Committee and requested restoration and enhancement of the allowance. It is told that Department of Posts also submitted the case to Allowance Committee for restoration. But unfortunately, in the notification issued by the Govt. after acceptance of Allowance Committee report by Cabinet, the PO & RMS Accountant Special Allowance is not mentioned. Finance Ministry has issued an order that all other allowances which is not mentioned in the Govt. notification on allowances stands abolished and drawal of such allowances should be discontinued with effect from 01.01.2017. Accordingly field units have stopped drawal of PO & RMS Accountant Special Allowance.
            In order to become eligible to be posted as PO & RMS Accountant and official should qualify an examination called PO & RMS Accountant examination, which covers the knowledge in almost all rules of Postal Department spread in various manuals and Rule Books. The PO & RMS Accountant’s job profile requires deep knowledge in rules and is of higher responsibility when compared to the work of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant. In fact, taking into consideration the nature of duties, responsibilities and Accountability of the post, we have demanded higher pay scale (LSG pay scale) for PO & RMS Accountants.
            In the above circumstances, it is a grave injustice to discontinue the PO & RMS Accountant’s Special Allowances. Employees should not be made to suffer due to the omission and failure on the part of the Department of Posts to report this Allowance to the 7th CPC with full justification for enhancement.
            I request your immediate intervention in this case, so that action will be taken to restore the Allowance with effect from 01.07.2017.
With regards,
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to: -
All CWC Members
All Circle Secretaries
 ___________________________________________________________________
National Federation of Postal Employees 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                  e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
Ref. PF/67-13/2017                                                                         Dated – 22.07.2017
To,
            The Secretary
            Department of Posts
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Curtailment and recovery of Transport Allowance of employees of Kamptee – request for personal intervention to stop curtailment/recovery.
Sir,
            It is reported that Transport Allowance being paid at A-1/A class city rates to the employees of Kamptee has been curtailed and recovery orders as per the objection made by the Audit party. The Audit para reads as follows: -
“Para – 4 – Irregular drawl of higher rate of Transport Allowance (TA) at Nagpur rate at Kamptee from 01.09.2008 onwards –
As per Ministry of Finance (Department of Exp.) OM No. 21(2)/2008-E-II (B) dated 29.08.2008 the Transport Allowance has been revised with effect from 01.09.2008. For the cities other than A-1/A class it is allowed at the rate of 400 + DA and 800 + DA according to basic pay and grade pay of the officials. Kamptee HO and all its SOs come under other than A-1/A class city. Therefore officials posted there are entitled for transport allowances at the rate of 400 + DA or 800 + DA as admissible. Whereas on verification of pay bills it was observed that officials posted at Kamptee HO and few of its SOs have been paid Transport Allowance at the higher rates applicable to A-1/A Class cities i.e.; 800 + DA and 1600 + DA resulting over payment of transport allowance. There are no orders for drawl of Transport Allowance at higher rate for Kamptee. Hence apart from stopping the payment of higher rate of Transport Allowance immediately, excess paid amount of TA from 01.09.2008 onwards may be assessed and recovered under intimation to DA (P) Nagpur”.
            In this regard the following points and facts are brought to your kind notice.
1.    Kamptee comes under the Urban Agglomeration (UA) of Nagpur. Copy of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) OM No. 2 (21)/E-II (B)/2004 dated 13th November 2004 is enclosed in which Kamptee (UA) is clear shown under the Urban Agglomeration of Nagpur (UA).
2.    In the Audit objection Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) OM No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 is referred. Orders for Revision of Transport Allowance). In that order also there is clear mention about Nagpur (UA). Please refer copy of the orders enclosed.
3.    Kamptee is placed under Nagpur (UA) vide Ministry of Finance Memo referred in para-1 above. At that time in 1994 Nagpur was B1-city and subsequently declared as A-City. Inclusion/consideration of Kamptee in Nagpur UA was based on 1981 census which relates with population and HRA/CCA at Nagpur rate was paid.
4.    CCA has been replaced by Transport Allowance. According to Sixth CPC classification (X, Y, Z) Nagpur came under ‘Y’ category. According to Ministry of Finance OM No. 2 (13)/2008. E.II (B) dated 29.08.2008 (copy enclosed) certain OMs issued for HRA/CCA were abolished which does not include the Specific OM of 1994 under which higher rate of HRA/CCA is extended to Kamptee as a special case.
5.    Thus it can been seen that Kamptee still comes under the Nagpur (UA) and is eligible for Transport Allowance at higher rate entitled for Nagpur.
6.    I request you to review the case judiciously and cause issue of orders for restoration of higher rate of Transport Allowance of Nagpur rate to the employees of Kamptee (UA).
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE
Copy to:
Com. S. S. Sathe, Asst. Circle Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’ Maharashtra Circle and PRI (P), Nagpur GPO
 __________________________________________________________________
National Federation of Postal Employees 
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                  e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
NO. PF-16/2017                                                                               Dated : 22nd July,2017
To
            Shri. A. N. Nanda’
            Secretary’
            Department of Posts’
            Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Dress Allowance to Postman/Mailguard/MTS Staff of Department of Posts – reg.
Sir,
            As you are aware, 7th CPC has recommended that all uniform related allowances should be subsumed in a single Dress Allowances (including shoes). It has also recommended the rates of Dress Allowance for various categories of uniformed staff in Para 8.16.14 of its report. In that para no mention is made about the Dress Allowance of uniformed staff of Postal Department viz; Postmen, Mailguard and MTS.
            There is a mention regarding other categories of staff as follows:
“other categories of staff who are supplied with uniform and are required to wear them regularly, like Trackman, Running staff of Indian Railways, staff car drivers etc.” Their rate of Dress Allowance is fixed as Rs.5000/- per year.
            Even if is presumed that the Postmen, Mailguard, MTS Staff of Postal department comes under “other categories”, the Dress Allowance recommended by the 7th CPC is far below the amount of various items relating to Dress (washing allowance, cost of shoes uniform etc.) they are getting at present.
            Subsequently Govt. constituted an Allowance Committee headed by Secretary, Finance & Expenditure to review various allowances recommended by 7th CPC. Before the Allowance Committee NFPE has submitted a memorandum requesting enhancement of Dress Allowance of Postmen, Mailguard and MTS staff to 15000/- per month. But from the notification issued by Govt. after accepting the recommendations Allowance Committee, again no mention is made about Postmen/MG/MTS and no increase in Dress Allowance is made. The entire Postman/MG/MTS staff are aggrieved over the decision of the Govt.
            In para 8.16.14 of 7th CPC regarding Dress Allowance there is a special recommendation as follows: -
            “While the Committee has recommended that other categories of staff who are supplied with uniform and required to wear them regularly should be provided Dress Allowance at the rate of Rs.5000/- per year, the Ministries/Departments may taka a decision on whether the rate should be Rs.5000/- or Rs.10000 per year”
            From the above recommendation it is clear that the Department of Posts can take a decision to enhance the Dress Allowance to Rs.10000/- with the approval of Finance Ministry.
            In view of the of the above, I request the Secretary, Department of Posts to take immediate necessary action to raise the Dress Allowance of Postmen, Mailguard and MTS, at least Rs.10000/- per year, as per the recommendation of 7th CPC.
Yours faithfully,
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
Copy to: -
General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen/MTS
General Secretary, R-IV

All Circle Secretaries

Extension of date of online registration and Acceptance of Application / Examination fees through e-payment in POs in c/w DR Exam. for the MTS

U/R/urgent/email
Department of Posts, India
O/O The Chief Postmaster General,
Orissa Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001
 
No.RE/30-13/2017(Open market)                                 dated at Bhubaneswar the  21-07-2017
 
To
            The SSPOs/SPOs in Odisha Circle
 
Sub-   Conduct of Direct Recruitment Examination  for the post of Multi Tasking Staff under open market quota- Extension of date of online registration and Acceptance of Application / Examination fees through e-payment in POs
 
         Kindly refer to this office letter of even no. dated 21-06-2017 & notification dated 22-06-2017 in connection with above examination, where the last date for online registration was fixed as 22-07-2017 and deposit of application/examination fee through e-payment  was fixed as 27-07-2017.
 
        I am directed to intimate that the last date of online registration has been extended for 3 days more i.e online  registration will continue upto 25-07-2017.  The date of deposit of the above fee by the applicants in the Post Offices through e-payment has also been extended for three days i.e upto 31-07-2017 in respect of the candidates who have completed online registration process by 25-07-2017.
 
            The Divisional Heads are requested to issue suitable instructions to all the e-payment  post offices to accept  the above payment upto 31-07-2017 .It is also requested to give wide publicity of extension for online registration and acceptance of fees in e-payment offices upto extended date. 
 
Asst. Director (RE)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar-751001
 Copy for information and necessary action to:-
   1-2.The PMG,Berhampur/Sambalpur Region
    3.Sr.Postmaster , Bhubaneswar GPO
    4. Supramani.J, Executive-Client Relations,  Satvat Infosal Pvt.Ltd, Chennai-20
 
Asst. Director (RE)

For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle

AIPEU, Puri Division invites to the Holy City on 23.07.2017 for attending the Open Session of the Joint Divisional Biennial Conference

Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will address the Open Session on 23.07.2017.

Pre Circle Biennial Conference CWC of AIPSBCOEA, Odisha Circle commenced on 22.07.2017 in Bhubaneswar

Com. B Samal Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group - C, Odisha Circle  addressed the CWC