Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Casual Workers - One day paid weekly off for working in offices having five day week - DoPT order
It has been decided that casual workers working in offices having a five day week may be allowed one day paid weekly off provided they have worked for a minimum of 40 hours during the said week. The relevant provisions of the Department of Personnel and Training OM No.49014/2/86-Estt (C) 7th June, 1988 are amended to this extent.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
NJCA leadership discussed with Hon'ble Home Minister : Decision on Indefinite Strike from 11.07.2016 will be taken after receipt of copy of Press Statement from Finance Minister
DATED – 06.07.2016
The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) met at the Staff Side office, JCM, New Delhi today at 11:30 AM as scheduled. During the discussions, the Convener received an invitation from the Honourable Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh. The following members of the NJCA met the Home Minister in a delegation.
1. Dr. M. Raghavaiah (NFIR), 2. Shiv Gopal Misra (AIRF), 3. Rakhal Dasgupta (AIRF), 4. Guman Singh (NFIR), 5. K. K. N. Kutty (Confederation), 6. C. Srikumar (AIDEF), 7. M. Krishnan (Confederation), 8. Ashok Singh (INDWF), 9. R. Srinivasan (INDWF), 10. M. S. Raja (Confederation), 11. J. R. Bhosale (AIRF), 12. Bhatnagar (NFIR), 13. R. N. Parashar (NFPE), 14. Giriraj Singh (NFPE), 15. Satish Chander (FNPO), 16. Shiv Kumar (FNPO), 17. N. Kannaiah (AIRF).
The issues in the Charter of demands were discussed with special reference to the 7th CPC related demands. The delegation brought to the notice of the Honourable Home Minister that the NJCA has not received a communication from the Government over the assurances held out on 30th June, 2016, when the NJCA delegation met the Honourable Home Minister, Finance Minister and the Railway Ministers. On 30th June 2016, the Government had assured to refer the revision of Minimum wage and fitment formula to a Committee. The Finance Minister has also clarified that the Government has taken the decision to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC to bring about parity between the past and present pensioners. They added that such a communication in confirmation of the assurances will enable them to take a decision over the strike action which is to commence from 11th July, 2016.
The Honourable Home Minister assured the delegation that the Government will honour the assurances held out to the NJCA leaders on 30th June, 2016 and accordingly the Honourable Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitly will issue a Press Statement today, with copy to NJCA.
After receipt of the copy of the Press Communique issued by the Honourable Finance Minister, the NJCA will take a final decision.
Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS posts - Review there of ...................
Copy of the above letter :
Government of India
Ministry of Communcations & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
No.17-17/2016-GDS dated 23-06-2016
All Heads of Circles
Sub:- Selection process for engament to all approved categories of GDS posts – Review there of.
Reference is invted to this Directorate order No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 vide which the revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts was prescribed.
2. It has been observed that due to maximum age limit of 30 years many of GDS engaged in their prime youth tend to leave for want of better opportunities and the needy and competent persons who have ceased the maximum agae limit criteria are deprived of the opportunity.
3. Further reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 and letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 in para 2(b) (vii) of aforementioned letter it has been stipulated that “the authority higher to the recruiting authority will nominate a committee constituting of three members including recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Beside the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection”
4. The above orders have been reviewed and the following amendments are approved by the competent authority and shall take into effect from the date of issue of this letter.
(a) The entry age to the GDS posts shall be raised up to 40 years of age (further relaxable by 03 years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. Maximum age of Casual Labourers shall be 45 years (48 years for OBC & 50 years for SC/ST) subject to fulfilling other conditions of eligibility.
(b) The instructions about formation of committee consisting of three members prescribed vide para 2 (b) (viii) of this Directorate letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 be with drawn and the recruiting authorities may be allowed to continue engagement of GDS without formation of such committee.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Copy forwarded to :
1.Senior PPS to Secretary (Posts)
2-7.PS to Member (P), Member (Tech), Member (O), Member (PLI) and
Chairman( Investment Board), Member (Planning), Member (Banking & HRD)
8-10. Ps to CGM (BD)/PLI Directorate/MB
11.All DDsG in Postal Directorate
12.Director, RAKNPA/ Postal Training Centres
13.All Recognized Federations/Unions