Thursday, September 30, 2010


Dear Comarade,

The DA Order has issued today by the directorate. The Circle Union will be iniciative at circle office for despach of the same to all the divsions as soon as possible you are therefore requested kindly expidite the matter at divisional level for paymate of DA arrears before Puja.

Rates of DA applicable w.e.f.01/07/2010 to the employees of Central Government and central Autonomous Bodies Continuing to draw their pay in the Pre-Revised scale as per 5th CPC

Dear Comrades,
Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance had issued orders in respect of Rates of Dearness Allowance applicabe w.e.f. 01/07/2010 to the employees of Central Government and Central autonomous bodies continuing to draw their pay in the Pre-Revised scale as per 5th CPC vide Memo No.1(3)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29/09/2010. As per the above order the DA for them has been increased from 87% to 103% w.e.f. 01/07/2010.. For order copy please click the below link and down load.

Ayodhya Verdict: PM, Sonia appeal for Peace and Hormony

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appealed to people to maintain equanimity and tranquility in the aftermath of the Allahabad High Court's judgement on the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case on Thursday.

"There should be no attempt whatsoever made by any section of people to provoke any other section or to indulge in any expression of emotion that would hurt the feelings of other people," he said in an appeal published in almost all leading newspapers.

Observing that the judgement, an outcome of a long judicial process, needed to be treated with the utmost respect, the Prime Minister said, "We must remember the fact that the judgement, at this stage, is one step in the judicial process".

"The determination of the issues need not necessarily end with this judgement, unless it is accepted by all parties. In case any of the parties feels that further judicial consideration is required, there are legal remedies available, which could be resorted to", he said.

Dr Singh said the government appeals to the people to ensure that the delivery of the judgement is seen in its proper perspective as part of a judicial process and maintain peace and order after the delivery of the judgement.

"It is important for all to ensure that the highest traditions of Indian culture and respect for all religions are fully maintained... Nothing must be said or done and nothing must happen that may cause us to deviate from our goals and our objectives," he said appealing to the people to maintain equanimity and tranquility in the aftermath of the judgement.

The Union Cabinet had adopted a resolution last week appealing to people to maintain peace and harmony following the verdict.


Sonia appeals to people to accept Ayodhya verdict

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appealed to the people to "accept whatever" the verdict is in the Ayodhya title suit case and maintain peace, goodwill and brotherhood at all costs.

Amid apprehensions of breach of peace after the verdict on Thursday, Gandhi said, "Accept whatever it is, as per our great tradition of having a liberal outlook".

"We all know that the Lucknow bench of the Allabahad High Court will be giving its judgement on a sensitive issue. Along with this, we know that almost the entire country has expressed its willingness to accept the judgement by imposing faith in the impartiality of the judiciary", Gandhi, who is also Chairperson of the ruling UPA, said in an appeal.

Gandhi said, while this was a matter of pride for the high traditions of the judiciary of the country, it was also a symbol of the collective conscience of India.

"Unity in diversity and a composite culture is our most precious heritage and legacy," the Congress president said.

She emphasised that emotional integrity is the biggest strength of the Indian society and the nation.

Her appeal came on the heels of that of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who called up on people to maintain equanimity and tranquility in the aftermath of the judgement.

"There should be no attempt whatsoever made by any section of the people to provoke any other section or to indulge in any expression of emotion that would hurt the feelings of other people," Singh said in an appeal, published in almost all leading newspapers. (SP-29/09)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The readers might have noticed that the recent orders issued by Government for sanction of bonus (O.M.No: 7/24/2007/E III A dated 22-09-2010) for this year (2010), has referred a very old clarification in Office memorandum dated 04-10-1988 issued by Ministry of Finance.

( To see the older clarification click on the above link)

Friday, September 24, 2010


It is now rising up to meet new challenges – computerization, electronic money orders and what not

The news that India Post is on twitter was a pleasant surprise. What made it more so was the fact that it more so was the fact that it was one of the first government departments to be on Twitter. It has been a long journey for India Post.

“Dakiya dak laya, Dakiya dak laya….” was how a popular song of the late seventies went. The song was true to life for millions all over India. It may seem long ago but it actual fact only about one-and-a-half decades ago, cellphones were not even on the horizon and the only mobile communication for the ordinary person was the humble postman, dressed in khaki and a bag full of letters slung over his shoulder coming on bicycle or on foot. Those were times when the Web was what a spider spun and twittering was left to the birds!

Going from house to house, it was not just letters that he brought but joy and sadness to families across the nations. Here a letter or telegram from a son gone out for work informing his family of safe arrival, there a letter of appointment to a much anticipated job, and occasionally news of demise. Today’s ‘smsing’ and chatting generation will scarcely be able to under-stand the eager anticipation and value of the postman’s visit, much in excess of the weight of the paper that he delivered.

Among departments of the state, the post office was one which could be found even in remote villages.

When problems began

However, over the years, the quality of service started deteriorating. A monopoly situation and the ‘sarkari’ attitude started ringing the death knell for India Post. With the arrival of e-mail, the old kid on the block was being derided as snail mail. And the entry of private couriers put the proverbial last nail in the coffin.

But like a slumbering giant waking up from his sleep, India Post has woken up. Like its counterparts in the telecommunication and banking sectors which have reinvented themselves after the entry of private operators, India Post too is rising up to meet new challenges – computerization, electronic money orders and what not. The wide network of offices and out-post is also being utilized in other ways to increase business, including the facility to pay many utility bills.

I was recently surprised when a private courier called me up to inform me to collect from his office a parcel addressed to me. When I told him that it was his duty to deliver it, he said that he did not have boys to deliver the same in my area. I complained to the head office and voila, the parcel was sent by Speed Post from the courier agent’s office to my residence.

The bells they are a tolling, but it is no death knell they are sounding. With wings spread, they are announcing the arrival of a bright future for India Post.

- Courtesy “The Hindu

Thursday, September 23, 2010


The DA Order copy can be downloaded from the below link.

(Click on the Above link to open)

Govt extends ban on bulk SMSes, MMSes till 29th Sept

The government on Thursday extended till 29th September the ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes as a preventive measure in view of the court verdict on the Ayodhya title suit.

An order in this regard was formally issued by the Ministry of Communications in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The order was issued to all mobile telecom service providers in the country for "banning all bulk SMSes and MMSes in all service areas with immediate effect till 29th September".

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed for a week the Ayodhya title suit verdict that was due to be pronounced by Allahabad High Court on Friday and will hear the plea for deferment of the judgement next Tuesday (28th September).

The government is apprehensive that some extreme elements may foment trouble by inciting communal passions after during the period and taking all measures to check any untoward incidents.

Home Minister P Chidambaram had on Wednesday appealed for peace and caution against rushing to any inappropriate conclusion over the matter.



Introduction of a new Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for Grmin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.

GDS/CHQ/42/1/2010(i) Dated: 23.09.2010

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi-110001

Sub: -Introduction of a new Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for Grmin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.
Ref: Your office letter NO.6-11/2009-PE-II dated 1.9.2009


We very strongly feel that the scheme which has been introduced on the lines of New Pension Scheme called NPS-Lite for the common man and workers in unorganized sector requires some qualitative improvement. While we feel that this is the first step towards providing some sort of social security to the Gramin Dak Sevaks, We are of the view that it is not proper to equate the Gramin Dak Sevaks who are employees in the Government department with workers in the unorganized sectors. We offer the following suggestions:
(i) This should be an additional benefit besides the Severance amount: The introduction of the Scheme in lieu of the Severance Amount or by withdrawing the benefit of severance amount in case of an employee who opts for the scheme, gives the impression that the amount has been taken out of one pocket of the employee to be put in another pocket. Even in case of employees in the private sector, the benefits of pension under the Pension Act and some sort of gratuity are available. There is no justifiable reason why the new Scheme of pension should not be in addition to the benefit of Severance Amount to give some sort of better and recognisable social scheme to the Gramin Dak Sevak employees.

We, therefore very fervently request your honour to consider our suggestion in its entirety and qualitatively and make the scheme available in addition to the existing scheme of Severance Amount.
(ii) The word “Discharge” used in the scheme has some ignominious accent. In the case of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 in case of departmental employees "Discharge” is a major punishment awarded on account of some grave misconduct and in the public domain discharge of an employee, may be in case of a GDS or other, carries a sense of ignominy or removal of on account of some misconduct. The word retirement is the proper word and the scheme may be called “Retirement Benefit Scheme of GDS”.

We hope you will kindly consider our suggestion on this score and change the terminology as suggested by us.

(2) Madam, we have serious reservation about the endorsement of the letter. It is alright to endorse a copy of the scheme to all recognized unions and federations, but we can not appreciate why the same has been especially and selectively endorsed to”NUGDS at Manjeri, Kerala”, an unrecoginsed union. This has two apparent implications: (i) It prima-facie appears that some sort of legitimacy is being given to one particular union through the back door, and (ii) It may create some problems for its selectivity. Even though NUGDS is neither recognized nor can be a constituent of the FNPO, we do not have any reservation about the scheme being endorsed to this recognized federation, but we have certainly strong reservation and objection to endorsement of the scheme to a particular unrecoginsed union i.e NUDGS
We, therefore, request you kindly to ensure that such apparent legitimacy is not given to a particular unrecognised union like the NUGDS.

We sincerely hope that our views will be genuinely taken into consideration and necessary action as suggested by us is taken.

With regards,

Yours faithfully,

(S.S Mahadeviah)
General Secretary

GDS/CHQ/41/1/2010(ii) Dated: 24.09.2010

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi-110001

Subject: – Introduction of a new Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for Grmin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts.

Ref: Your office letter NO.6-11/2009-PE-II dated 1.9.2010


Without Prejudice to our views expressed in our letter no GDS/CHQ/41/1/2010(i) dated 23.09.2010 and further thereto, we seek to make the following suggestions and seek clarification as below about the scheme as it is:-
1. At the outset we may point out that we had been assured that there will in a formal meeting with this union to elaborately discuss various points in the scheme. Though there was an informal meeting on 16.8.2010 of which no minutes were issued, a formal meeting is yet to be held.
2. Suggestions:-

(a) Death due to any cause: It has been laid down that in case of death of the Gramin Dak Sevak while is service, the nominee will receive 100% the accumulation as lump sum; and that will be the final exit. This defies the logic of social security. We very vehemently suggest that in event of death, the nominee should be paid 60% the accumulation and that would have accrued till his date of superannuation on the basis of remaining 40%, the nominee should be allowed family pension @ the rate of 60% of the pension that would have been due to the employee had he been alive. This will be the correct measure of social security as per the various schemes introduced by the government. The bread earner having passed away, this is not only proper but humanitarian and befitting. It may be mentioned that in case of flash floods, accidents, fire and the like, the next akin are given compensation. In case of a GDS employee, this at least in form of family pension would be the befitting compensation.
(b) It has been laid down that an existing regularly appointed Gramin Dak Sevak, on the date of appointment, if he opts for the scheme, the amount accrued till the date of his joining @1500 for every completed year of service till his enrolment will be added to the accumulated Contribution “at the time of discharge”. In this connection we have to make two strong and valid suggestions:

(c) The amount @of Rs.1500/- per year should be transferred to thefund under the new scheme on the very date the employee opts for the scheme as in the case of GDS employees absorbed/appointed against departmental posts, so that the amount may earn bonus/interest as available or, the employees should be allowed to withdraw the amount @Rs1500/- per year so that he may invest in other scheme at choice.

(d) In order to reckon a completed year of service, the period of Service of six months or more should be treated as a completed year of service while the period of less than six months should be ignored.

(e) It has been laid down that after attaining the age of 58 years, an employee can withdraw 20% the accumulation and has to invest 80% in life annuity and in that case the department will not make any further contribution.

This is really very hard. On attaining certain years of age, say 55 years, the responsibilities increase. On attaining that age the employee should be allowed to withdraw certain percentage of the accumulated amount as a final withdrawal, or with option of depositing the amount with light interest and scheme should continue and the government should continue to make contributions as usual till his superannuation.
(f) The different dates for implementation of the scheme or exercising options are very short. We sincerely feel that sufficient time should be allowed and the time limits extended sufficiently, of course, before 1.1.2011.

(g) We sincerely feel that a certain percentage of the amount, say 60% should be invested in Government Securities in order to provide better and greater security. It should not be left to the sweet will of the pension fund Manager to invest wherever he likes.

(h) We are of strong opinion that the scheme should be available to every GDS employee, irrespective of age, i.e even if he has one year service at his credit.

3. Clarifications sought:

(i) Whether the six monthly/yearly deposit will earn any interest or bonus till the final investment? This is available in case of all sorts of deposits or even installments deposited in several scheme of life insurance.
(ii) Whether any annual intimation of the amount of deposit accumulated at the credit of particular employee or PRAN will be given to the employee so that he may be aware of the amount accumulated in his account?
(iii) The employee is required to open a SB account. While the purpose of opening such SB a/c is unclear, it is also not intimated as to what amount the a/c should be opened with. Should it be with the minimum amount prescribed under the SB rules? Kindly confirm. It is not clear whether regular transactions should be made in the account to avoid it being silent.
(iv) It is presumed that the Government will continue to make contributions in case of authorised leave/sanctioned leave kindly confirm.
The suggestions may kindly be given due consideration and acted upon and the clarifications sought may kindly be offered.
With regards,

Yours faithfully,

(S.S Mahadeviah)
General Secretary

Copy forward to all Circle Secretaries/CHQ Office bearers for information and necessary action. They are requested to translate this letter in their local language and circulate among the Divisional/Branch Secretaries and members. They are requested to offer their own suggestions for improvement, if any to the CHQ.

General Secretary
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union

Wednesday 22 September 2010



The Ad-hoc Bonus orders can be down loaded by Clicking the Financice Ministrie's Website below:


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110001


Sub : Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to Postal Employees for the year 2009-2010.

As you are aware the Pooja Festival (Dussehra) is celebrated all over India in the month of October. Every year Bonus for Central Govt. Employees is declared by the Govt. well before the commencement of Pooja Festival.

I request you to take necessary action to ensure grant of PLB to Postal Employees also before the Pooja Festival. The following issues which are agitating the minds of the Postal Employees may be considered favourably while declaring the Bonus for the year 2009-2010.

(a) The undeclared cap of 60 days imposed by the nodal ministry may be got removed and eligible Bonus granted.

(b) The enhanced monthly salary ceiling of Rs.3,500/- may be made applicable to Gramin Dak Sevaks also. In this regard the judicial pronouncements of various CATs may be referred.

(c) Casual Labourers and GDS may be granted Bonus as per the amended statutory Bonus Act.

A line in reply from your end will be highly appreciated.

Secretary General NFPE

Saturday, September 18, 2010


The PLI and RPLI Rulling Amendment order copy can be downloaded from the below link.

( Click on the above link to download the WinRar file)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


New Delhi: Ahead of the festive season, the central government today raised Dearness Allowance by 10 percentage points to 45 per cent of basic pay, benefiting about 88 lakh employees and pensioners.

The decision to provide higher DA to employees will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 9,303.2 crore per annum, an official spokesperson said after a meeting of the Union Cabinet, where it was decided to raise the allowance.

The new DA will be paid to central government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, 2010, and the burden during the current fiscal has been estimated at Rs 6,202.1 crore.

"Increase in DA is in accordance with the formula based on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission," the spokesperson added.

The existing rate of DA, which is paid as percentage of basic pay to compensate employees for the rising cost of living, is 35 per cent.

Inflation stood at 8.5 per cent in August, while food inflation is hovering above 15 per cent, according to the new WPI indices.

The increase in DA comes ahead of the Dussehra and Diwali festivals in October and November, respectively. The decision will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and about 38 lakh pensioners.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Open the link below to download the Oriya Govt. Order.

(click on the above link and download the Winzip file)

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Dear Comarade,
The Circle Office Bhubaneswar vide email number: tech/3-2-2004 Dated: 09.09.2010 has informed that it has been dicided to oberve closed holiday on 10.09.2010 on the occasion of "Id Ul Fitre" and 11.09.2010 will be restricted holiday.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The Orissa Dak Parivar and All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union Orissa Circle congratulate to all the Postal Employees those are working in Orissa Circle for tremendous success of 7th September One Day General Strike. 80% Extra Departmental Employees has participated in the Strike.