Saturday, August 31, 2013

NFPE leaders met the new Chief PMG, Odisha Circle today

 Shri Tilak De, new Chief PMG, Odisha Circle on his chair
 Com. R N Dhal, Leader RJCM( Staff Side) welcoming the new Chief PMG
Com. R C Mishra, CS, P-III, Com. HK Mohanty, CS-R-IV, Com. B Samal ACS, P-III, Odisha Circle and others greeting the new Chief PMG

Thursday, August 29, 2013


It is reported that PFRDA Bill will be take up in Parliament for discussion and adoption on 2nd September. Confederation National Secretariat once again calls upon all Central Government Employees to organize 2 hour walkout and nationwide protest demonstration on the day if bill is taken up or on the next day if information received late.
 (M. Krishnan)
Secretary General 
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle 

Shri Tilak De (IPoS - 1983 ) joined as Chief PMG, Odisha Circle

In accordance with the instructions contained in Directorate's Order No. 1 - 16 / 2013 - SPG, dated 27.08.2013, Shri Tilak De (IPoS-1983)  joined today as  CPMG, Odisha Circle against the vacant  post.

While the members of All India Postal Employes Union- GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle branch extends a warm welcome to their new Chief PMG,  expect that he will look after the welfare of the employees of Odisha Circle at large 
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) Odisha Circle

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Agenda for next meeting of the JCM National Council has been finalized on 27.08.2013 in consultation with DOP&T Twelve demands raised by Confederation in the charter of demands are included. (including GDS employees demand) Next meeting of National Council JCM is expected by the end of October 2013.
The letter give by Com. Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, JCM (NC) and the 12 demands included in the agenda are given below:
M. Krishnan

Secretary General

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Janmashtami Greetings

Promotion and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) Officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the service and transfers/ postings of regular HAG Officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Shri Tilak De (IPoS-1983)  presently DDG (Estates & MM),  Directorate, Circle,New Delhi has been posted as  CPMG, Odisha Circle against vacant post.
Click here to view the Directorate's Order.
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.

Transfer/ Postings of the officer of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'.

Shri P K Bisoi (IPoS - 1985) now working as PMG, Sambalpur Region has been posted as PMG, Berhampur Region, Odisha Circle against the vacancy arising out of retirement of Shri P Rajalingam on 31.08.2013.
Click here to view the Directorate's Order.
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) Odisha Circle.

The New Circle Welfare Fund Scheme for GDS

The Directorate has circulated a draft copy of the proposed Scheme on Circle Welfare Fund for GDS. We made a careful study of the scheme. It is found that the contributory CWF Scheme which now exists in some circles is more advantageous and beneficial than the present proposed scheme. 

For example, in Kerala circle, the financial assistance being granted towards the medical treatment to GDS goes up to 1 lakh and there is no restriction in the claims in respect of all major diseases and also in respect of other welfare measures, it seems with more benefits positively than the present scheme proposed by the department.

More over the maternity grant, death relief, scholarship for children of GDS etc., are being granted already from the Welfare Fund of the Dept irrespective of the contribution made by the GDS. Except grant of loan up to Rs50000 that too for a limited three purposes like construction of room for BO, purchase of computers and motor cycle etc, nothing new in the proposal.

The new proposal is nothing but to manage the welfare grants hitherto granted by the Govt from the welfare grant and from the contribution of the GDS. The employee’s contribution is proposed as Rs.240 p.a and the Dept’s contribution is fixed as Rs.100 p.a.  only. The amount proposed for certain welfare grants are also very meager and reflected the same rates as prevailing today. 

The freezing of benefits and refund for penalties imposed in cases viz., removal, dismissal and resignation etc., is the retrograde provision even though they contributed for the scheme.
Taking into consideration of many other facts, this union is dissatisfied and disappointed on the proposed scheme. However, for those circles where no such scheme is in existence, it may not be ruled out the benefits. 

There may be many changes required in the proposed scheme and the rates prescribed for all the welfare measures are inadequate and requires further revision. Otherwise the scheme will be half-baked and the desired results may not reach the most exploited GDS.

This union is requesting the Department to modify the scheme after studying the schemes now existing in many Circles and make it more attractive and beneficial to the GDS.

General Secretary

Holding of Competitive Examination for filling up of the post of MTS for the vacancies (25%) for the year 2012 as per the revised recruitment rules and revised syllabus

Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of Lower grade Officials to the cadre of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistants for the year 2013

Holding of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for filling up of the Post of Postman / Mail Guard for the vacancies for the year 2012 on 29.09.2013 as per revised recruitment rules and revised pattern and syllabus

Monday, August 26, 2013

Safety of Women Workers

Business Process Organisations (BPOs) are covered under the Shops and Establishment Act, which is a State Act and enforced by respective State Governments. Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a detailed advisory dated 04th September, 2009 to all State Governments and Union Territories wherein they have been advised, inter-alia, to make a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the machinery in tackling the problem of crime against women. The advisory, inter-alia, advises the State Governments and Union Territories on gender sanitization of the police personnel, adopting appropriate measures for swift and salutary punishment to the persons found guilty of violence against  women, minimizing delays in investigations of crime against women and improving the quality of investigations, setting up ‘Crime AgainstWomen Cell’ in district where these do not exist, setting up of special courts, improving the safety conditions in road and special steps for security of women working in night shifts of call centers.
              As far as safety provisions in textile firms are concerned, they are governed by the Factories Act, 1948.  As per Section 66 of the Factories Act, 1948 women workers are allowed to perform any work only during 6.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. and in special cases with State Government permission between 5.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.
              In respect of factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948, mechanisms are in place, to initiate legal action and launch prosecution against such factories that violate safety norms. Details of such prosecutions for violating safety norms including safety of women filed during the year, 2011 State-wise is given at Annexure-I.
                This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) Odisha Circle.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

GDS News from CHQ

Secretary, Department of Posts has informed the Secretary General, NFPE that the Finance Ministry has cleared the proposal submitted by Department of Posts for raising the Bonus ceiling for GDS from Rs.2500- to Rs.3500-
           During the discussions held on 02-08-2013 itself,  in which Com. P.Pandurangarao , General Secretary , AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) was also present, the Secretary, Posts has assured that Department  will do their best to get the file cleared by Finance Ministry.
Now the Cabinet has to approve the proposal
             Removal of Bonus discrimination is only one step forward. We can not rest till our final goal of Departmentalization, Civil Servant Status & inclusion under the purview of Seventh Pay Commission is achieved.
             AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) has decided to conduct a massive Parliament March on 11thDecember 2013 exclusively for GDS demands. The phased program of action conducted by AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) including  Mass Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan on 23-07-2013 was a grand success.
Next phase is Parliament March
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) calls upon the entirety of Postal & RMS employees, especially the Gramin Dak Sevaks to make the Parliament March a historic success. All Branch / Divisional / Circle Secretaries of AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) are requested to start mobilization for the Parliament March from now onwards.
Please make  your up & down  travel arrangements well in advance.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


  1. Postal Employees daughter in top 5 contestants of Indian Idol Junior

It is an Appeal to all Postal Employees, Readers and Track-in-Viewers for SMS voting to Sugandha Date who is performing on Sony TV Musical Contest Indian Idol Junior being aired on every Saturday and Sunday at 08.30 P.M.
Kumari Sugandha Date is daughter of Shri Amol Date OA o/o the SSPOs, Nagpur MFL Division, Nagpur 440002. She is 8 years old and studying in 4th standard at R.S. Mundale English School Nagpur.
Kumari Sugandha is one of the top 5 finalists of Indian Idol Junior Musical Contest.
To Vote for Sugandha, Type IDOL(space) SUG on your Mobile & send it to 5252525 on every Saturday after 20.30 hrs. (After her Performance) For online voting log on to or on Facebook page My Indian Idol.
Kumari Sugandha baged Gold Medal in Hindustani Vocal Light Music (Junior Group) in 28th All India Postal Cultural Meet held at Nagpur during 11th to 15th February 2013.

Being a part of Postal Fraternity it is our duty to support her in her musical Carrier. So all are once again requested to send your and your families votes by SMS to make Sugandha a winner of Indian Idol Junior. 25th August 2013 ( Sunday) is the last elimination round so all are requested to vote for Sugandha and help her to reach in top 4 finalist of Indian Idol Junior. 1st September 2013 is scheduled as Grand Finale.

Voting line are open between 24.08.2013 at 08.30 P.M. to next day 25.08.2013 07.00 A.M.
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.


ANSWERED ON  08.08.2013

Will the Minister ofRAILWAYSbe pleased to state:-

(a) whether the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have threatened to go on an indefinite strike in case their demands are not met;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reaction of the Railways thereto and the manner in which the Railways propose to address the situation so as to prevent such strike?


(a) and (b): All India Railwaymen’s Federation (A.I.R.F.) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.) have made numerous demands. Some of the demands are setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay, filling up of all vacant posts, implementation of the report of Joint Committee for career growth of Track Maintainer, reduction in duty hours of staff. While A.I.R.F. have indicated that if their grievances are not resolved in a time bound programme, the Federation would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step. N.F.I.R. have decided to give a time of four months to the Government for satisfactorily settling their demands failing which the Federation will be compelled to give call for ‘Indefinite Strike’ on Railways.

(c): Some of the demands like setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay which are not within the purview of Ministry of Railways are being considered for referring to concerned Ministries/ Departments. In accordance with Government’s policy, other demands of the Federations are given due consideration within the framework of existing rules and financial constraints, and action as considered necessary is taken. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Retirement age 62 – No hike in Retirement age of Central Government employees…

Retirement age 62 – No hike in Retirement age of Central Government employees…
Millions of Central Government employees were looking for the announcement of hike in retirement age in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech today, but no such matter was announced. please click the below link to view the complete speech of Prime Minister’s address.
There was widespread speculation in the media about the announcement of retirement age past two weeks. And retiring employees are in hope still on this issue..!
Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Revised Interest rates of Small Savings Schemes


Monday, August 12, 2013

State Level Convention of All India Postal Casual, Part-time, Contingent & Contract Workers Federation (AIPCPCCWF) held successfully in Bhubaneswar

If labour is going to wait for the Government and mainstream to invite them, they will be waiting for a long time. If labour is not involved, an important opportunity to shape and implement the present policies will be certainly missing. That’s why formation and functioning of union do matter.
Dear Comrades,
As per the decisions taken in the 9th Federal Council of NFPE, the first State Level Convention of All India Postal Casual, Part-time, Contingent & Contract Workers Federation(AIPCPCCWF) was  organized  successfully in the Recreation Club of CGMT, Bhubaneswar on 11.08.2013 under the president-ship of Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha & Vice-President, CHQ.
At the outset, the cause and importance of forming AIPCPCCWF was briefed by Com. R N Dhal, General Secretary, State CoC, NFPE & Circle Secretary, R – III along with the role of NFPE in working for the cause of such workers. He briefed the gathering the rules and regulations framed by Govt. of India for the welfare of the casual workers and expressed concern over the misinterpretation and incorrect implementation of such rulings by the administration to deprive the benefits to such workers and stressed that the proposed AIPCPCCWF will be the proper forum for negotiation of all the issues of the casual workers with the Government/ Department.
 The meeting was inaugurated by Com. P Mohan, General Secretary, AIPCPCCWF who narrated the position of casual workers in different circles and the importance of forming AIPCPCCWF. No other Federation, except NFPE is thinking for such downtrodden workers – He said. Once this union is formed in each Circle and Division, it will certainly strengthen the moral courage of such exploited workers all over India and NFPE will take every effort to redress their grievances.
Addressing the Convention as Chief Guest, Com. Y Nagbhusanam, Working President, AIPCPCCWF, CHQ clearly explained the history behind formation of this union and the role of the then NFPTE and now NFPE for the cause of the casual workers. He described the steps to be taken with the help of NFPE unions in all Circle and Divisional level for initial formation of casual workers’ union. He suggested the present NFPE unions’ leadership at all levels to obtain the information from the Division/Circle heads on casual workers under RTI Act, 2005  which will ease the way for smooth enrollment.
Bhubaneswar Division was attended by all its Divisional Secretaries namely, Com. Bruhaspati Samal, Secy, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Com. Sudhir Kumar Swain, Secy., AIPEU, Postman & MTS and Com. Ghanshyama Panda, Secy, AIPEU GDS ( NFPE ) along with other representatives. Addressing the convention, Com. B Samal brought into light  the technical difficulties now prevailing in Bhubaneswar Division in particular and in other Divisions of Odisha Circle in general to enroll such casual workers under the proposed AIPCPCCWF who are though working in almost all the post offices but without any valid appointment and thus having no name and signature anywhere in office records. Most of them are contingent paid workers like water carriers, scavengers, sweepers or care-takers who are being paid through the concerned Postmasters. The admissible contingent amount is being drawn in favour of the Postmasters of respective offices and the amount is being paid without any record. Though these workers have played a major role in the present transformation of India Post under “look & feel good” concept, they are seriously exploited by the administration. While they are working for more than 8 hours, their payments through the Postmasters are restricted to a few hours only. In most of the cases, especially the care-takers are working through out the clock but without any proportionate payment. Com. Samal requested the CHQ leadership of AIPCPCCWF to find out ways and means how to enroll the names of such workers first in the official records so that the proposed forum will function effectively.
Amongst others, the following leaders also addressed the convention.
1.    Com. Kishore Biswal, CS, AIPPPEU
2.    Com. Debabrat Mohanty, CS, P-IV
3.    Com. HK Mohanty, CS, R-IV
4.    Com. Nirmal Singh, CS, AIPEU GDS ( NFPE )
5.    Com. Bishnu Das, Secy, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Cuttack City Division
6.    Com. S Mishra, Secy, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Mayurbhanj Division

The convention received a very good response with participation of hundreds of part-time and full-time casual workers from different Postal and RMS Divisions of Odisha Circle. In the end, the Circle Body was formed unanimously as follows.
List of newly elected office bearers
Com. Banshidhar Mohanty
Ex-Leader, RJCM ( Staff Side), Odisha Circle
Com. R C Mishra
Circle Secretary, P-III, Odisha
Working President
Com. R N Dhal
Circle Secy., R – III, Odisha
Vice-President No.1
Com. B Rabana
PTCL, Berhampur HO, ( Berhampur Division )
Vice-President No..2
Com.Niranjan Mallick
PTCL, Kujanga S O, Cuttack (South) Divn.
Circle Secretary
Com. Ananda Nayak
PTCL,O/o the HRO, RMS ‘N’ Division, Cuttack
Asst. Circle Secy. No.1
Com.Mrutunjaya Uttaray
Care-Taker, Ashoknagar MDG, Bhubaneswar Divn
Asst. Circle Secy. No.2
Com.Somanath Pradhan
PTCL ( Gardener), Baripada HO, Mayurbhanj Divn.
Asst. Circle Secy. No.3
Com.Sagar Sahoo
PTCL(Waterman), Jajpur HO, Cuttack (North) Divn.
Asst. Circle Secy. No.4
Com.Seemanchal Panigrahi
PTCL, O/O the HRO, Berhampur RMS
Asst. Circle Secy. No.5
Com.Pabitra Ku. Bihari
Driver, MMS, Bhubaneswar Division
Financial Secretary
Com. Biren Kahali
PTCL, Cuttack GPO, Cuttack City Division
Asst. Fin. Secretary
Com.Rajendra Ku. Sahoo
PTCL, Bhadrak HO, Bhadrak Divn.
Organizing Secy. No.1
Com.Ganesh Swain
PTCL, Bhanjanagar HO
Organizing Secy. No.2
Com.Prafulla Ku. Mishra
FTCL, MMS, Bhubaneswar Division
Organizing Secy. No.3
Com.Pradeep Ku. Kandi
PTCL, Bolangir Sorting
Com. Satyanrayan Dash
PTCL, Puri Division
Working Committee Members
Com.Tina Mukhi
PTCL, Baripada HO, Mayurbhanj Division
Com. Ambarish Sandha
PTCL, Bolangir H O, Bolangir Divn.
Com. Mukul Kanar
PTCL, Sambalpur RMS
Com. Sunita Garuda
PTCL, O/o the HRO, RMS ‘N’ Division, Cuttack
Com. Dillip Ku. Nayak
PTCL, RMS ‘N’ Division, Bhubaneswar

Posted by: AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) Odisha Circle.