Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Day long Mass Dharana Programme by AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Odisha Circle branch concluded successfully on 25.06.2013 in front of the office of the Principal Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar

The All India Postal Employees Union, GDS ( NFPE), Odisha Circle branch concluded the day long Dharana Programme on 32 point Charter of Demands ( reproduced below ) successfully today in front of the office of the Principal Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar. The Dharana Programme was organized by Com. Nirmal Ch Singh, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS NFPE, Odisha Circle, inaugurated by Com. R N Dhal, Convener NFPE and General Secretary , Odisha State CoC of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers and presided by Com. M M Acharya, President AIPEU GDS ( NFPE ), Odisha Circle.
The programmed was addressed by the following leaders.
1.    Com. R C MIshra, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle and Vice-President, CHQ
2.    Com. B Samal, Divnl. Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar Division
3.    Com. S K Swain, Divnl. Secy., AIPEU, Postman & MTS, Bhubaneswar Division
4.    Com. Ghanashyama Panda, Divnl. Secy., AIPEU GDS(NFPE)
5.    Com. Satrughna Pandey, Cuttack North Division
6.    Com. K C Das, Cuttack City Division
7.    Com. S K Padhy, Cuttack South Division
8.    Com. G B Sahoo, Puri Division
9.    Com. S K pradhan, Dhenkanal Division
10.  Com. M Rajeswar Rao, Berhampur Division

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Sub: - Sanction of Rs.200/- per month under SDBS for the GDS officiating in postman & MTS short term vacancies – Reg.
Respected Madam,
It is brought to our notice that in many Divisions, the GDS are performing the duties in the vacant Postman & MTS posts in short term vacancies. The TRCA is being sanctioned for the post of GDS and drawn in favour of the substitutes for the said period.
The instructions laid down under Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, a sum of Rs.200/ per month is sanctioned every month to the GDS who has drawn monthly TRCA for that month. The particular GDS performing the duties in the vacant posts of Postman & MTS in the divisions may not be enrolled in the list for sanction of Rs.200/- as the TRCA drawn for that month is in the name of the substitute, there by losing their provision for that particular period/month.
It is pertinent to mention that the GDS working in vacant places of Postman & MTS are getting the benefit of notional increment though the TRCA is drawn in favour of substitute for that officiating period. On the same analogy, the sanction of Rs.200/- under SDB Scheme may be made to the GDS who is on leave for the purpose of officiating in the vacant places of Postman & MTS in the divisions.
It is requested to consider and cause necessary instructions on the subject.

Sub: Computing unregistered articles handled in the BOs – Reg.
Respected Madam,
While fixation of TRCA to GDS BPMs, the computation of unregistered articles handled per day is being taken after obtaining two days test figures in the middle of the week for every 25 unregistered articles for 1 point.
It is learnt that many BOs are receiving a considerable number of unregistered articles everyday and mere calculation of two days test figures for computing 1 point for a month for 25 articles on an average is not justified and does not reflect the right position. The average figure of registered articles & accountable articles are taking into account for every  22 articles for 1 point of workload handled during the month.
There is every justification for computing total number of unregistered handled during the month and an average will be taken into account for computing 25 articles for  1 point instead of 25 articles for a month with I point of work load.
Eg. Total number of regd. & accountable articles handled in month = 220.
On an average for every 22 articles for I point = 10 points.

Total number of unregistered articles handled in a month = 500
On an average for every 25 articles per day for 1 point = 20 points
Instead of 20 points, it is being computed on the basis of two days test figures for 25 articles for one (1) point for that month.
It is therefore requested to kindly  issue necessary instructions to the authorities concerned to reiterate the instructions issued on the subject by taking into consideration of the total unregistered articles handled during the month instead of two days test figure which will reflect the real business of the BOs.

Sub:-   Release of amount accrued in SDB Scheme to the nominees of deceased GDS officials.
Respected Madam,
It is reported from many quarters that the retirement benefits viz., Severance Amount / Amount accrued in SDBS has not drawn to the nominees of the deceased GDS officials in the divisions.
It is a well known fact that the PRAN cards to the applicant GDS opted under SDBS have not  been received. Many GDS are unaware of their enrollment under the SDB Scheme till date. Repeated requests  to the Divisional authorities are in vain.
Claim cases are pending in the Divisions for the determination of enrollment under SDBS and other reasons best known to the authorities.
It is therefore requested to issue suitable and necessary instructions to all the concerning authorities to dispose all the pending cases and effect payment of the amount accrued in SDBS or eligible Severance Amount to the nominees of the deceased GDS officials at  the earliest.
Further, it is requested to issue necessary instructions to intimate the position of enrollment of each GDS under SDBS there by further enrollment of eligible GDS in every division would be optimized.

Sub:- Computation of revenue generation in BOs – Reg.
Respected Madam,
While computing revenue generation from the BOs as cost/establishment norms fixed on certain items of work viz., stamp sales, MO commission, SB/RD/TD transactions only.
7 / 20 portion of sale of stamps
28% portion of MO issue commission
34% portion of MO paid commission
Rs.1.70 ps for SB/RD deposit
Rs.2.70ps for SB with drawls etc are in practice.
In the recent past, there is a considerable number of accounts are being opened in BOs for POSB, PORD, RPLI schemes under the business activities. It is learnt that the department is in receipt of revenue on the live accounts of POSB, PORD, POTD, MIS for 3 years from the Govt. No honorarium / incentive has been paid to such work to GDS.
An apportioned amount of that Receipt may also be taken in to account by considering the number of live accounts standing in the BOs. There by decrease the loss incurred by BOs can be justified and will be resulted in the upward revision of TRCA to the BPMs and the post establishment of that particular BO will be sustained.
It is requested to take necessary action for taking such new accounts for subsequent deposits for comparable workload as well as revenue of the BO.

Day long Dharana Programme of Confederation concluded successfully in Bhubaneswar on 20.06.2013.

The day-long Dharana Programme of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers Unions and Associations was concluded successfully on 15 point charter of demands by the Odisha State CoC in the campus of Bhubaneswar GPO today.  The programme was presided by Com. Mohini Mohan Samal, President Odisha State Committee and addressed by veteran Trade Union leader Com. Dusmanta Dash Joint Convener, Sramik O Karmachari Ekata Manch, Odisha. The programme was participated by different Central Govt. Establishments stationed in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The following leaders addressed the Dharana Programme.
1.    Com. R N Dhal, General Secretary, State CoC & Circle Secretary R – III
2.    Com. R C Mishra, Vice-President, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ, New Delhi and Circle Secretary, P-III
3.    Com. Bruhaspati Samal, Divnl. Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar
4.    Com. Debabrat Mohanty, Circle Secretary, P-IV, Odisha
5.    Com. Nirmal Singh, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Odisha Circle
6.    Com. Kishore Chandra Sahoo from Central Govt. Text Book Press, Bhubaneswar
7.    Com. P C Nayak from Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar
8.    Com. J K Mishra from Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
9.    Com. S K Mallick from Geological Survey of India, Bhubaneswar
10. Com. U C Mishra & Com. Shantanu Dash from Central Ground Water Board, Bhubaneswar
11. Com. G Kailash & Com. C S Samal from AIPAEA, Cuttack
12. Com. N P Tripathy from Survey of India, Bhubaneswar
13. Com. G C Sahoo from CPWD, Bhubaneswar
14. Com. Kishore Biswal from Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar

This apart, the programme was also participated during lunch hour by Com. Sudhir Kumar Swain, Divisional Secretary, P-IV, Bhubaneswar Division, Com. Ghanashyama Panda, Divisional Secy,. AIPEU GDS ( NFPE), Bhubaneswar Division, Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty and Com. Nihar Ranjan Pattnaik, Asst Secretary and Organizing Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division respectively and many  R-III, R-IV, P-III and P-IV comrades from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013



MUMBAI: The Department of Posts will move a Cabinet note in order to apply for a banking license by the stipulated deadline of July 1, a senior official has said, even as a top Finance Ministry went public with doubts over the efficacy of the post office being converted into a bank. "We are moving a cabinet note now and after that we will be applying for the licence. After the cabinet note, we will go ahead with setting up the bank," Postal Services Board's member, planning, Suneeta Trivedi, told PTI here. Trivedi asserted that the Department will be making the application by July 1, which is the last date set by the Reserve Bank for receiving applications. 

The department of Posts has engaged consultancy firm Ernst & Young for helping it at the application stage by creating the "whole concept" of the bank and has already gathered all the know-how to enter the fray. However, Department of Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Takru seemed to be not so much interested at the prospect of India Posts entering the banking fray. 
There is a lot more to banking than merely having the reach and opening savings accounts, he told reporters, adding that it also involves very complex things at the back end and seemed to suggest that a Japan-like case, where the postal department has a bank, may not work in the country. When asked about the same, Trivdei said, "We have worked out all on the know how, about everything. There is nothing like that" and added that there is no rethink on the part of the Postal department. Sector watchers suggest that if financial inclusion is the ultimate aim in granting new licences in this round, the entry of the department will be highly beneficial to the agenda being pursued by the Reserve Bank and the Government. 
Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

9th FEDERAL COUNCIL OF NFPE - 10-06-2013

FROM 09-06-2013 TO 12-06-2013

DAY - 2  (10-06-2013)


Before commencing the session, a resolution moved by Com. R.N.Parashar, ASG, NFPE on the homage to departed leaders and the house observed silence for few minutes respectfully.

Com.T.Satyanarayana, General Secretary, AIPAEA welcomed all the leaders to the dais with an introductory speech.

Com.Sukomal Sen, Sr. Vice President, AISGEF, Com.S.K.Vyas, former Secretary General, CCGEW., Com.R.L.Bhattacharya, former Dy. Secretary General, NFPE.,Com. C.C.Pillai, former Secretary General, NFPE., Com. Desraj Sharma, former Dy. Secretary General, NFPE., Com.K. Raghavendran, former Secretary General, NFPE., Com.K.V.Sridharan, former General Secretary, AIPEU Gr.C., Com.D.K.Rahathe, President, NFPE (Retd), Com.B.G.Thamhankar, former President, NFPE., Com.T.Narasimhan, AITUC Leader,  Com.Kanniyan, R-III Leader are welcomed to the session.
The 9th Federal Council has been inagurated by Com.Sukomal Sen,  Sr. Vice President, AISGEF. The meeting presided by Com.K.K.Sharma, Vice President, NFPE.

A sum of Rs.20,000- has been donated by the Reception Committee for 1st AIC of AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) held at Chennai through Com.K.C.Ramachandran, AGS (CHQ) to the NFPE Secretary General along with the Chairman Com.K.V.Sridharan & General Secretary, Com.K.Raghavendran.
Vote of thanks by Com.D.Narasimha Murthy, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA &
 Financial Secretary , Reception Committee for 9th Federal Council

Post Lunch Session : Delegate session of the Federal Council
The session presided by Com.S.P.Mukherjee, Vice President, NFPE
Submission of Report by Secretary General
Submission of Audited Accounts by Financial Secretary, NFPE
Com.K.V.Sridharan addressing
Com.Desraj Sharma addressing
Recreation : Cultural Program arranged by the Reception Committee at 06-30pm. A team of artists from Nalgonda Division performed in the program with songs on Comrades, Red flag and a playlet on "Veera Telangana"

Guests and Artists felicitated by Reception Committee

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Holding of LDCE for filling up of 50% of vacancies in Postman/Mail guard cadre by promotion of MTS and 50% restricted to GDS as per the Revised Recruitment Rules for the vacancies of the year-2012

Department of Posts, India,
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle,
Bhubaneswar – 751 001
The PMG, Sambalpur / Berhampur(GM).
All SSPOs / SPOs / SSRM in Hqrs. Region
No.RE/30-22/2012      Dtd. the 03.06.2013
Sub:  Holding of LDCE for filling up of 50% of vacancies in Postman/Mail guard cadre by promotion of MTS and 50% restricted to GDS as per the Revised Recruitment Rules for the vacancies of the year-2012.
I am directed to intimate that the limited Departmental competitive Examination for filling 50% of vacancies in Postman/Mail guard cadre by promotion of MTS and 50% of vacancies restricted to GDS will be held very soon as per the amended revised recruitment rules and instructions received from the Directorate contained in the Directorate’s letter No.45-2/2011-SPB-I Dtd.02.11.2012 and circulated vide C.O.letter No.RE/30-13/75(Rlg)/corr.Dtd.06.11.2012.
You may kindly intimate correct number of community wise vacancies under (i) 50% by promotion of MTS and(ii) 50% restricted to G.D.S. pertaining to the year -2012 for further necessary action.

 (M.Sethi),  Asst. Director(Rectt.)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001.
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:- 

All the SSPOs/SPOs/SRMs of Berhampur (Gm) / Sambalpur Region. They will please send the information to their respective ROs for consolidation and onward sending to C.O.                      
(M.Sethi),  Asst. Director(Rectt.)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001


In the ensuing 9th Federal Council of NFPE, it is proposed about 23 resolutions pertaining to all its affiliated unions besides common demands of Central Govt. Employees. Amongst,  AIPEU-GDS(NFPE), the Associated Member of NFPE also proposed its resolution on Departmentalization and other issues of GDS is extracted and published here under for favour of information of GDS :