Friday, October 29, 2010

Andhra Pradesh High Court Judgment on Casual Labourers


Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE, Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary P3, Com. I. S. Dabas, General Secretary P-4, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary R-3 and Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4, met Secretary, Department of Posts, Today (28.10.2010). The following issues are discussed: -

(a) Cadre Restructuring Committee - Secretary, Posts, assured that necessary action will be taken for early sitting and finalisation of the proposal by the Committee.

(b) Postmen Related Issues: - We have requested that either the Secretary Generals or Leader/Secretary, staff side, Departmental council may also be included in the committee on Postmen related issues. Secretary, Posts, assured to have a fresh look on this issue and also assured that action will be taken for convening of the committee early.

(c) Revision of wages of Casual Labourers and Part time contingent staff: - Secretary Posts, assured that she will personally intervene and see to it that orders are issued at the earliest. Secretary (P) informed that regarding non –submission of the information sought for by Directorate, by the Chief PMGs, she has taken a serious view of it and necessary follow up action in this regard is being taken.

(d) Department Council meeting: - Secretary, Posts assured that second meeting will be arranged soon.

(e) Presentation on Technological developments in Department of Posts: - Secretary, Posts, made it clear that the postponed presentation will be arranged again at Postal staff college, Ghaziabad after Deepavali Holidays.

(f) Recruitment Rules of Multi skilled Employees (erstwhile Group 'D'): - Secretary Posts, informed that it is in the final stage and will be notified soon.

The staff side also shared with Secretary (P) their experience during the visit to the Royal Mail, London from 17th to 23rd October 2010.

Secretary Posts, informed that all out efforts one being made to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Department of Posts and staff side will also be informed of the details. Staff side assured their cooperation.


Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 may be followed and difference in commuted value be paid without fresh applications to pensioners who retired on/after 1.1.2006 but before 2.9.2008.
F. No. 38/79/08-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003Date: 27th October, 2010
Sub.: Payment of Commutation Value of additional amount of pension in respect of employees who retired on/after 1.1.2006 but before 2.9.2008 and expired before exercising option for commutation of additional amount of pension – Regarding.

As per the provisions contained in para 9.3 of this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008, the revised table of commutation value for pension will be used for all commutations of pension which become absolute after the date of issue of this OM. In the case of those pensioners, in whose case commutation of pension became absolute on or after 1.1.2006 but before the issue of this OM, the pre-revised Table of Commutation value for pension will be used for payment of commutation of pension based on pre revised pay/pension. Such pensioners shall have an option to commute the amount of pension that has become additionally commutable on account of retrospective revision of pay/pension on implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission. On exercising such an option by the pensioner, the revised Table of Commutation Value for pension will be used for the commutation of the additional amount of pension that has become commutable on account of retrospective revision of pay/pension. In all cases where the date of retirement/commutation of pension is on or after 2.9.2008, the revised Table of Commutation Value for pension will be used for commutation of entire pension.
2. References have been received from various Departments seeking clarification from this Department whether the commutation value of additional pension in respect of such employees who had retired during the period between 1.1.2006 and 2.9.2008 and died before exercising option is payable to the eligible member of family or not. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure who has observed that the Pay Commissions' intention was that the pensioner should exercise a conscious choice in view of the fact that the commutation table has changed w.e.f. 1.1.2006. As such, in these cases, the Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 may be followed and difference in commuted value be paid without fresh applications. The intention was not to deny the higher capitalized value on account ofrevision of pension.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their UO No. 456/EV/2010 dated 18.10.2010.
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Wednesday 27 October 2010




[Federated with the "National Federation of Postal Employees" ]
Central Headquarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001

Email ID :

No. SBCO/ Membership Verification/10 Dated 19th Sep'2010.

The Central Office Bearers,
All Circle Secretaries
Of AIP SBCO Employees Association.

Dear Comrade,

It is heartening to note that our organization has achieved long wanted recognition of the Department in last verification of the memberships under check off system. I am really proud to convey my comradely greetings and " Red Salute" to all of our members. We take pride in that at present we are officially affiliated under NFPE and the Department would have to extend all trade union facilities to our union to enable our union to join on table bargaining. We will remember the great contributions of our beloved federation, ( i.e NFPE ) and all other organization under NFPE, the Group – C union in particular for sincere Co operation in the process of check off system.

We are obligated to build up united struggle to save our postal services. In the interests of all cross section of postal employees and the common people as a whole. We are committed to promote vigorous struggle against the anti people activities and policies of the 2nd UPA Govt. So come out comrade, to share our new beginning with new hope and energy to strengthen our organization so that we may achieve our goal.

Comradely yours,

( Asit Das )
General Secretary,


[ Federated with the "National Federation of Postal Employees" ]
Central Headquarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001

No. PC – 1 / AIC Date : 18.10.2010

Notice under article 25 of the constitution of All India Postal SBCO Employees Association read with article 20 ( a ) and 22 ibid is hereby given that 1st All India Conference of this Association will be held at Hyderabad ( Andhra Pradesh ) on 11.12.2010.

The following shall be items of agenda for the 1st All India Conference : -

1. Consideration and adoption of report.
2. Discussion on financial affaires.
3. Organizational Review.
( I ) Discussion on proposed Strike from 13th July'10 ( finally deferred ) and its outcome.
( ii ) Organizational Position in all level.
( iii ) Finalization of Subscription.
( iv ) Membership verification.
4. Attacks on Postal Services
( I ) Privatization and outsourcing of postal work.
( ii ) Attack on SBCO workers.
5. Implementation of MACP.
6. Policy and Programme.
7. Election of Office Bearers.
8. Election of Federal Councilor.
9. Appointment of Auditor.
10. Venue of next AIC.
11. any other item with the permission of the chair.

( Asit Das )
General Secretary,
Copy forwarded to : -
1. Com. S. Appanraj, All India President. All India Postal SBCO Employees Association, Madurai,
2. Com. S.P.Kulakarni, All India Working President, AIPSBCOEA, Maharashtra.
3. The Secretary General, NFPE, New Delhi.
4. All CHQ Office bearers & Circle Secretaries of AIPSBCOEA.
5. All General Secretary, under the banner of NFPE.
6. The Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group – C, Andhra Pradesh Circle.
7. The Director General, Department of Post New Delhi 110001.
8. Spare.

( Asit Das )
General Secretary,


Department of Posts has deputed a ten (10) member delegation led by Sri. A. K. Sharma, Dy. Director General (Establishment) to united kingdom to visit Royal Mail Groups Automated Mail/Parcel processing facilities for five days from 18th to 22nd October 2010. The following are the other nine members:

1. Shri Subhash Chander, Director (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, New Delhi
2. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE
3. Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group 'C' (NFPE)
4. Com. Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU Group – C (NFPE)
5. Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, AIPEU Postmen & MSEs (NFPE)
6. Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS EU MG & MSEs (NFPE)
7. Shri. D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, NAPE Group 'C' (FNPO)
8. Shri. T. N. Rahate, General Secretary, NUPE Postmen & MSE (FNPO)
9. Shri. A. H. Siddque, General Secretary, NURMS & MMS MG & Group 'D' (FNPO)

The Tour commenced from Delhi on 17.10.2010 and reached London 17.10.2010.

The main Agenda for the visit to Royal Mail from 18th to 22nd included the following:
1. Introduction to the week by Mr. Stan Kozlowski, the Head of British Postal Consultancy Services (BPCS).
2. Introduction to Royal Mail Group by Mr. Stan Kozlowski
3. Presentation on World Postal Environment by Mr. Stan Kozlowski.
4. Presentation on Post office counter Transformation by Mr. Stans Kozlowski
5. Visit to city of London Post office – Paul Gardner
6. Presentation on Journey of a letter – Mr. Stan Kozlowski & the Mail Centre Manager, Royal Mails.
7. Tour of Mail Centre.
8. Overview of ParcelForce World Wide – David Breez, Head of International operations, Royal Mails.
9. Tour of the International Hub and visit to National Hub.
10. Meeting with Communication Workers Union Representatives Mr. Peter Donaghy & Mr. Carl Madess.
11. Visit to West London Delivery office – Mr. Arrane Byne & Mr. Frances Conroy.
12. Presentation on Royal Mails operation Transformation – Mr. Dave Briggs, Packet Pipeline Design Manager, Royal Mails.
13. Tour to Princess Royal Delivery Centre (PRDC)
14. Presentation on UK Regulation Liberalisation – Mr. Stan Kozlowski.
15. Presentation on Revenue Protection – Mr. Stan Kozlowski
16. Presentation on Royal Mail Automation programme – Mr. Stan Kozlowski
17. Discussions on the week and Summary – Stan Kozlowski

On completion of the one week training programme individual certificate has been issued to all delegates by Royal Mail Group.

Royal Mail is the National Postal Service of United kingdom. Royal Mail Holdings Plc own Royal Mail Group Limited, which in turn operates the following brands:
(a) Royal Mail (UK Letters)
(b) Parcel Force Worldwide (UK Parcels)
(c) General Logistic Systems
(d) "Post office Ltd" which provides counter services, is a wholly owned subsidiary.

Royal Mail Holdings is a public limited company. Royal Mail is responsible for universal collection and delivery in the UK. Royal Mail delivers 33 million items every working day, 71 million items handled daily, and had a network of 11905 post offices, 1, 1600 post boxes, 450000 collection centres, 37 million delivery points, 33000 vehicles & 29 Aircrafts & 27000 bi-cycles. Total number of workforce is 1,68000 which includes regular contracts and casual workers. 70% of the workforce is delivery staff. For the financial year 2008-2009 Royal Mail had an operating profit of 321 million pounds, with all four group businesses running on profit.

In UK, Postal Sector reforms and liberalization started in the year 2006 three years ahead of other Europeon countries. Royal Mail lost its monopoly and competitors are licenced to carry mail and pass it to Royal Mail for delivery. Delivery is exclusively done by Royal Mail. There are currently fifty (50) Licenced Mail operators including Royal Mail. Royal Mail claims a market share of 75%. There is only one delivery each day. Delivery of letters, Delivery of parcels and operating post offices are separately done in different places (centres). Universal service obligation (USO) is applicable to Royal Mail only. USO Loss for 2009-2010 is 100 million pounds. No subsidy is given by Government to meet USO obligation. Tarrif is fixed by the Postal Regulator called Post comm..

All the centres – Post office, Parcel force and Letters – are fully computerized and automated. Fully automated mail/parcel processing facilities are provided for sorting of articles and also for Postmen beat sorting. The letter sorting machine has a maximum capacity of sorting 40000 letters per hour.

The Royal Mails motto is "a commercial business with a social purpose" and "Quality first and value for the money & security". It is told that the reforms & liberalization has resulted in more efficiency, better service standards, competition, stimulating innovation, reducing prices, quality raising, choice to the public and level playing field for all competitors (players). Royal Mails borrowed 1.2 billion pounds to invest on transforming their operations, which includes further induction of latest technologies in the automation programme.

The UK Government is proposing to further intensify the Postal reforms which includes the privatization of letter mail services, closure of 2500 Post offices in the name of network transformation.

The meeting with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Representatives was most informative and cordial. The CWU, the only one union in the Royal Mail, was formed on 26th January 1995 as the result of a merger between National Communications Union (NCU) and the Union of Communication Workers (UCW). The CWU is the sixth largest Union in Britain. The management and functioning of the union is in a most democratic manner. For calling an industrial action (strike) strike ballot is compulsory. 51% should vote for the strike. Annual conferences are held at all level. Election of office bearers are by secret ballot. CWU has 87 Postal branches & 73 Telecom Brnaches, Postal membership is 148597 and Telecom & Financial services membership is 74121. Total membership is 2,22718 (including Telecoms & Giro Bank). The last industrial action took place in the year of 2009. The CWU representatives made it clear that they strongly oppose any move of the Government to privatise the Royal Mail either by selling shares or by outright sale to other private Postal giants. Wage revision is done every year though negotiations.

The workers of the Royal Mail have full political freedom and the CWU leadership at present is joining hands with British Labour Party. Members can have their own political freedom to join any party of their choice.

It is worth mentioning here, that the Royal Mails pays maximum attention for customer satisfaction and is very much concerned with the quality and security of services. Premises of all the centres are kept neat and tidy and state of the art facilities are provided to the public. While discharging the corporate social responsibility in a most commendable manner, they are equally concerned with Revenue protection. Every safeguard is taken to prevent revenue leakage and they are updating the technology for preventing revenue leakage.

In short the visit to Royal Mail provided us an opportunity to understand the development that are taking place in the Postal Sector in a most advanced and developed nation like Britain and especially in London. While opposing the unbridled reforms and liberalization, there are of course, certain positive aspects which are to be deliberated upon, before putting it into practice in our country.

The delegation had an opportunity to visit some important tourist attractions of city of London like Tower of London, London Eye etc. The delegation left for in India on 23rd October and reached New Delhi on 24th October 2010. The guidance given by the Leader of Team Sri. A. K. Sharma, DDG (Estt.) and Sri. Subash Chander, Director (SR & Legal) is to be worth mentioned.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Circle Union has no fund to function. All Divisional Secretaries are requested to calculate their outstanding quota and remit within two weeks, failing which Circle representative would visit division concerned to collect outstanding quota at the cost of defaulting division.

Due @Rs.2 April to June 09 and

@ Rs.8 per member July 09 to March 10

Due @Rs.8 per member per month from April 10 to Sept 10 six months

No division has remitted adequate quota for year ending March 2010 and No division except Valsad came forward to credit outstanding quota at Ambaji Circle Council Meeting. Circle Union has no money and it is difficult to function in such situation. All are requested to seriously notice this situation and remit due amounts in next two weeks.

All are aware, AIC will be held in January 2011. It is very important that divisions clear quota for CHQ and Federation as per notices already issued by CHQ. Why divisions avoid due remittance for long periods and create bad impression of our circle. Ultimately all will have to clear due quota of Circle and CHQ as well as Federation. Then why not today? Please understand seriousness and respond positively.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Wednesday 20 October 2010

NFPE & P3 have taken up the matter with Secretary (Posts) regarding undue delay and irregularities observed in implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP). It is being denied to eligible officials in some circles and sought the intervention of the Directorate . DOP caused necessary classifications to sort out the problems prevailing in the Circles. The orders of DOP is also exhibited in Website.
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110116
No. 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC Dated: 18th Oct, 2010
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General
General Managers (Finance)
All Directors of Accounts Postal
I am directed to refer to this Directorate's OM dated 18 Sep, 2009 communicating the detailed guidelines for implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) and several other clarification issued on this subject.
2. The General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' has represented to the Secretary (Posts) alleging that the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) is being denied to eligible official in some Circles and sought the intervention of the Directorate in clarifying the position. The contentions of the General Secretary have been examined and the following clarifications are provided for guidance and strict observance.
Sl. No.
Point on which clarification sought
Eligibility of MACPS to a direct recruited Postal Assistant conferred with TBOP –
It has been represented that in some Circles the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were accorded financial upgradation under one time bound promotion scheme on completion of 16 years of satisfactory service are not being given the 2nd MACPS on the ground that the officials have not completed 10 years of service TBOP Scale/Grade with grade pay of Rs.2800.

Status Position ( Reply )
Attention is drawn to Para No. 28 of Annexure-I to this office OM dated 18-09-2009. It is stated that a directly recruited Postal Assistant who got one financial upgradation under TBOP Scheme after rendering 16 years of service before 01.09.2008, will become eligible to 2nd MACP on completion of 20 years of continuous service from date of entry in Government service or 10 years service in TBOP grade pay or scale or combination of both, whichever is earlier, However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 and such 2nd financial upgradation for the above referred category of officials has to be given from 01.09.2008. They will also become eligible for 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of service or after rendering 10 years in 2nd MACP, whichever is earlier.

Point on which clarification sought
Eligibility of MACP to a directly recruited Postal Assistant having qualified in PO & RMS Accounts Examination and opted initially for defunct scale & later opted out of it & who have got financial upgradations under TBOP and BCR subsequently –
The staff side has alleged that Postal Assistants who have qualified in PO & RMS examination who initially opted for defunct scale and later switched over to normal line and accorded financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR schemes are denied 3rd MACP construing that PO & RMS Accountants is 1st MACP and TBOP/BCR are off set against 2nd and 3rd MACP.

Status Position ( Reply )
PO & RMS Accountants examination is a qualifying one and the Postal Assistants who have passed the examination are posted as Accountants with some special allowance. They will be continued in the cadre of Postal Assistants in the common gradation list.
The PO & RMS Accountants who initially opted for defunct pay scale of Rs.380-620 and later switched over to normal line of promotion in PA cadre and given financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR Schemes will become eligible for 3rd MACP under MACPS provided that they have not earned any other regular promotion and subject to rendering of 30 years of continuous service from the date of entry in the PA grade or 10 years continuous service in the BCR grade, whichever is earlier. Denial of 3rd MACP on the said ground is not in order.

Point on which clarification sought
Eligibility of MACP to a promoted official to PA Cadre and having completed 10 years of service in PA cadre –
It was stated by staff representatives that in some Circles, the officials who were promoted from the lower cadres to Postal Assistants and on completion of 10 years in the said Postal Assistant cadre are not considered for 2nd MACP on the plea that they have not completed 20 years of service from the date of entry in clerical cadre.

Status Position ( Reply )
The attention of the Circle is drawn to Para No. 28 (A) (1) in the Annexure-I. In case of a lower grade official promoted to PA cadre, having got one promotion to PA cadre before completion of 10 years of continuous service, it will be off set against 1st MACP and on rendering 10 years continuing service in the clerical grade/scale or on completion of 20 years service from the date of entry would become eligible for 2nd MACP, whichever date is earlier. However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 as the scheme became operational from this date only.

Point on which clarification sought
No. 4-Eligibility of MACP on completion of 30 years of service from date of entry as on 01.09.2008, declining regular promotion to LSG during 2009 and 2010 –
The General Secretary intimated that certain officials who become eligible for 3rd MACP on 01.09.2008 are denied the same on the ground that they have declined the regular promotion to norm based LSG in 2009 and 2010.

Status Position ( Reply )
The attention is drawn to para 25 of Annexure I to order on MACPS issued on 18.09.2009 providing that "if a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground for withdrawal of the financial upgadation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion and the second and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal." Therefore, the issue raised is already covered under Para 25 and in such cases where due date of financial upgradation precedes the refusal for regular promotion, financial upgradation under MACPS shall be allowed.

Point on which clarification sought
Eligibility of MACP due on 01.09.2008 for officials due to currency of the penalty of recovery in consequence of disciplinary proceedings or disciplinary proceeding contemplated.
The staff side represented that some Circle have not considered the cases of officials for MACP on the date of introduction on the pretext that the punishment of recovery from their pay is current or disciplinary proceedings contemplated at the time of screening of the officials by the Committees which were constituted for considering financial upgradation under MACPS

Status Position ( Reply )
Para 18 of Annexure-I to OM dated 18.09.2009 provides that – "In the matter of disciplinary/penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued there under." Attention of the Circle is drawn to Department of Personnel and Training Om No. 22011/2/78-Estt. (A) dated 16.02.1979 communicated in DGP&T letter no.35-1/79-SPB-II dated 07.05.79. According to these orders, the penalty of censure or recovery of pecuniary loss are not a bar for penalty for promotion if the findings of the DPC are in favour of the employee.
Similarly, the officials who were facing disciplinary action as one the date of actual due date of their upgradation can only be not considered.
3. The Circles are requested for bringing the above position to the notice of all Divisional Heads and concerned authorities for scrupulous observance and to avoid any grievance to the officials.
4. The limits for holding of Screening Committee as provided in Para 11 of this Directorate OM of even number dated 18.09.2009 may be strictly adhered to on concluding action of Scrutiny Committee ordered under letter of even number dated 01.09.2010.
5. This issues with the approval of competent Authority.
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

The Reserve Bank of India has given permission to the Department of Posts (DoP) to launch its prepaid debit card, in partnership with Master Card

The Reserve Bank of India has given permission to the Department of Posts (DoP) to launch its prepaid debit card, in partnership with Master Card, which will allow customers to purchase products from all major retail outlets across the country.

The prepaid debit card by India Post would have a minimum value of Rs 1,000 and a maximum of Rs 50,000, a senior official from the department told Business Standard. Subsequently, the cards will be topped up with the required value.

The customers would also be able to withdraw money from ATMs using the new card from DoP. It could also be used for making online transactions, for mobile commerce and to facilitate electronic money transfer.

"The department has already received all the requisite approvals from RBI for the launch of the card and we expect to commercially announce it within a few months," the official said. DoP might also rope in a bank as partner in the venture, the official added, refusing to divulge further details.

The nature of the card would be in line with debit card offered by different banks. The software for the solution would be offered by one or more banks, while the required infrastructure and staff would be provided by the postal department.

According to the request for proposal issued by the department earlier this year, "the card (magnetic stripe-based) could be operated at merchant establishments or ATMs, where Master Card is acceptable, and in various post offices. Up to four add-on cards are proposed to be issued to one customer, along with the primary card."

The debit card would be issued to customers by major post offices, after a payment of activation fees and the amount to be loaded on to the card.

The official said such cards could also be used by organisations for giving allowances and other benefits to their employees.

Business Standard

Mansi Taneja / New Delhi September 17, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

IndiaPost gets IRDA nod to sell insurance policies

Monday 18 October 2010

India’s largest distribution network with 1.55 lakh offices has been thrown open to the insurance industry with the industry regulator allowing IndiaPost to sell policies of multiple insurance companies.This opens a new distribution channel for insurers who have been desperately trying to poach bank distributors from rivals to increase their reach.Insurers now expect a battle for prime circles, given that the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has limited the number of companies that each postal circle can tie up with.The revised guidelines allow each of the 22 circles of Indiapost to act as a corporate agent of two non-life insurers, two life insurance companies, one agricultural insurance company and one stand alone health insurance company. The regulator has however barred IndiaPost from selling customer data to insurance companies under some referral arrangement.In its revised guidelines released last week, IRDA said, “Each circle of India post should be treated as a separate unit in order to grant independent corporate agent licence with various insurers.However the Head of ‘Circle’ may approach IRDA for prior approval of further division in the ‘Circle’ as separate units, in the case of metropolitan areas, to obtain licence to act as corporate agent, in view of the large population under the circle,” said IRDA in its circular.IRDA has said that the head of the circle would be deemed to be the corporate insurance executive (CIE) — the key executive responsible for all insurance agency dealings.“Also, all the permanent employees of the India Post having an educational qualification of 10+2 or equivalent shall be deemed to be complying with the relevant provisions regarding requirements of minimum educational qualification, training and examinations prescribed for ‘Specified Persons’.In this regard, India Post shall take necessary steps to impart required training to its permanent employees to be designated as ‘Specified Persons’ within a period of one year from commencement of corporate agency, IRDA said.Corporate agency guidelines prevent banks from selling products of two competing firms.Given the limited number of banks, insurance companies have been struggling to find low-cost institutional distributors with a pan-India reach.The dispensation will also give the department of posts a new revenue stream. The postal department which had ambitions of becoming major distributors of financial products stopped selling mutual funds of most companies after a ban on front-loads resulted in commissions disappearing. (Economic Times dated 18-10-2010)

Monday, October 18, 2010


Saturday 16 October 2010

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

Circular No. 3 Dated – 16.10.2010


All General Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers.
Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries of
All affiliated union.

Dear Comrades,

The Federal Secretariat of NFPE met at New Delhi on 14.10.2010. Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, Deputy Secretary General & GS P-4 presided. Com. M. Krishnan (SG) Com. R. N. Parashar (Asst. Secretary General) Com. K. V. Sridharan (General Secretary P-3) Com. Giriraj Singh (General Secretary R-3) Com. P. Suresh (General Secretary R-4), Com. V. P. Chauhan (AIPAEA Vice President) were present. Com. S. S. Mahadevaiaha, (General Secretary, AIPEDEU,) also attended the meeting.

The following agenda items were discussed and decision taken.

1. Review of the 7th September 2010 strike:
Federal Secretariat came to the conclusion that in the coming days, serious effort shall be made to further improve the participation of Postal & RMS employees in the common struggle of the working class against anti-people, anti-labour policies of the Central Government. An indepth review of the 7th September strike will be made in the next Federal Executive meeting.

2. Verification of Membership and Recognition of Unions:
The Federal Secretariat expressed satisfaction over the result of the membership verification. All NFPE affiliates have got recognition with an impressive percentage of membership. The Secretariat congratulated all the employees for endorsing their faith in NFPE. The fact that the All India Postal SBCO Employees Association and All India Postal Civil Wing Employees Association which have been formed under the guidance and leadership of NFPE, have also got recognition this time and made our victory more proud. The meeting viewed with grave concern over the delay in grant of recognition to Administrative Employees Union and the GDS Union. The Federal Secretariat urged the authorities to declare the result without and further delay.

3. 1st All India Conference of AIPSBCOEA & AIPCWEA:
The Federal Secretariat decided to extend all help for conducting the 1st All India Conference of the newly recognized AIPSBCOEA and AIPCWEA at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). The AIC of SBCO Employees Association will be held on 11.12.2010 (KG Bose Day) and the AIC of Civil Wing Employees Association will be held on 12.12.2010. Delegate Fee will be decided later. Detailed circular will be issued later.

4. Federal Executive Meeting of NFPE:
The Federal Secretariat decided to convene the Federal Executive Meeting of NFPE at Hyderabad on 10.12.2010.

5. 2010 July 13th deferred strike
The Federal Secretariat reviewed the progress in settlement of the demands. While appreciating the prompt action taken by the Department in settling certain major items such as filling up of posts, constitution of cadre restructuring committee, convening of the JCM Departmental Council etc, the meeting expressed concern over the delay in implementing the assurances given in some of the items. The meeting decided to vigorously pursue the cases with the Directorate for result-oriented action.

6. JCM Departmental Council
The Federal Secretariat decided that the JCM staffside shall request the Secretary, Department of Posts to convene the next meeting of the JCM Departmental council at an early date, not later than December 2010 to discuss the remaining items of the Agenda of the last meeting and also new items to be given by the staff side.

7. Cadre Restructuring
Federal Secretariat decided to explore the possibility of submitting a joint proposal by the staff side to the cadre restructuring committee. A joint meeting of the General Secretaries and Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO will be held on 25.10.2010 to discuss the issues relating to cadre restructuring and to arrive at a consensus.

8. Committee on Postman Related issues
The Federal Secretariat is of the considered opinion that in addition to the General Secretaries of P4 unions (NFPE & FNPO) the Secretary Generals of both the Federations shall also to be included as staff side representatives of the committee on postman related issues. The General Secretaries of P4 NFPE & FNPO may write to the Department in this regard.

9. GDS Issues:
It is decided that NFPE and GDS union shall move together for settling the remaining issues of GDS.

10. Presentation on Technological Developments in the Department of Posts.
All available General Secretaries/Secretary General and the Circle Secretaries P-3 unions will be attending the presentation on Technological Developments in Department of Posts at Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad on 23.10.2010 in the presence of Secretary, Department of Posts. Our view points will be communicated to the Department after knowing the full details. Directorate has now postponed the meeting. Next date will be intimated later.

11. Revision of wages of Casual Labourers and Part-time contingent staff:
The Federal Secretariat viewed with grave concern about the abnormal delay in revising the wages of the casual labourers and part-time contingent employees of the Postal department. Whatever may be the reason, there is no justification for this much delay. The Staff Selection commission, which is under the Department of Personnel & Training has issued orders for payment of pro-rate wages to the casual labourers (other than temporary status casual labourers) as per the minimum of the Group D scale of 6th CPC orders with effect from 1.1.2006. The Federal Secretariat is decided to discuss the issue with Secretary, Department of posts. If the issue still remains unsettled it is decided to organize agitational programmes.

12. Functioning of Regional JCM:
Cases of Tamilnadu and Delhi Circles were discussed.
(a) Tamilnadu Circle: It is decided that the General Secretary, P-4 Union, may give a written directive to the Tamilnadu P-4 circle union to cooperate with other Circle unions on the issue of election of Leader and Secretary staff side RJCM and also to form the NFPE Circle coordinating committee in Tamilnadu Circle.
(b) Delhi Circle: It is decided to convene a joint meeting of all the Circle Secretaries (NFPE) of Delhi circle and also General Secretaries (NFPE) on 26.10.2010 at NFPE office for arriving at an agreed formula for electing the Leader and Secretary Staff side.
13. All India Study Camp:
It is decided that the All India Study Camp of NFPE will be held in the month of February 2011 in Kerala at Thekkady (near Munnar High Range, Idukki Division) which is also one of the famous tourist destination. The camp will be held on 13.02.2011 & 14.02.2011. The Camp is mainly intended to impart training to the leaders for better and efficient functioning at organizational level. All Circle Secretaries of the unions affiliated to NFPE and General Secretaries/Presidents (CHQ) and All India office bearers shall attend the All India Study camp without fail. General Secretary, AIPEDEU, has been requested to join the camp with Circle Secretaries of GDS Union.

14. Foreign Delegation to Royal Mail, Landon
The delegation will be leaving India on 17.10.2010 and returning on 24.10.2010. Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General) Com. K. V. Sridharan (General Secretary P3) Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (General Secretary P4) Com. Giriraj Singh (General Secretary R3) and Com. P. Suresh (General Secretary R4) are the staff side members of NFPE in the ten member delegation. The delegation is visiting London to attend the training programme of Royal Mails, the National Postal Service of United Kingdom.

15. Remittance of Quota and other dues to NFPE
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to remit the Quota and other dues of NFPE to the following address.

Financial Secretary
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office
New Delhi – 110001

With greetings,

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)Secretary General

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Circle union wishes a very happy Birth day on 17-10-2010. May god bless him with health, wealth & prosperity.

Bi-monthly meeting of Head Quarter Region will be held on 28/10/2010 in the O/O CPMG

All the Divisional Secretary of Head Quarter Region are requested to contact Circle Secretary very urgently and convey the problems of their Division.

Technology Meeting on 23.10.2010 Deferred

Friday 15 October 2010
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi, Dated the 15th October, 2010

No. 1/5/2010-SR


All Heads of Postal Circles

Subject: Technological developments in Department of Posts – Presentation to the Staff Side on 23.10.2010 in Postal Staff College of India, Ghaziabad – Cancellation regarding.


I am directed to refer to the Department's letter of even number dated 22.09.2010 on the above mentioned subject and to inform that the Presentation scheduled for 23.10.2010 has now been cancelled for the present. The revised date of Presentation will be communicated in due course.

Yours faithfully,

(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)


(Vide Dept. of Post (SR Section) No. 1/5/2010-SR Dated 15.10.2010)

Com. P R Rathod, Circle President Transferred to Bhavnagar HO

Friday, October 15, 2010

Recent orders on GDS appointment

Modified instructions on Recruitment of GDS through Employment Exchange - Clarification of term "Effective No. of Candidates
Attention of all concerned is invited to Para 3 of this Dte Order No. 19-4 / 97-ED & Trg Dt 19.08.98 which provided that "in case the notification and public advertisement so issued fail to elicit any response within the stipulated date or if the effective number of candidates applied for the post is less than 3, the vacancies will be re-notified to the Employment Exchange & fresh advertisement issued calling for nominations etc within 15 days"2. The term "effective No. of candidates / applications" has undergone judicial scrutiny by CAT, Hyderabad in OA No. 516 / 2009 in the matter of Shri.Chennuri Raju vs Union of India & relying on judgment of High Court of Madras in WP No. 22500 & 20422 / 1999 in similar case CAT, Hyderabad has held in its judgment on 15.06.10 that "three effective applications mean three applications should be received and even if one of the candidates amongst the three applicants is eligible, the selection should be finalized"3. The issue has been considered in this Dte in the light of the aforesaid judgment and I am directed to convey that term "effective No. of Candidates" finding a mention in the order of this Dte ibid may be interpreted to mean that three applications from the different candidates should be received and even if one of the candidates amongst the three applicants is found eligible, the selection should be finalized in conformity with the interpretation as referred to in
Para 2 above.DG (P) Letter No: 19-27 / 2010-GDS Dt. 07.10.10.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Thursday 14 October 2010


D.G. Posts No. 6-11/2009-PE-II dated 30.09.2010.

I am directed to refer to this office letter of even no. dated 01.09.2010, on the above mentioned subject.

2. A specific time frame on course of action to be taken was indicated in the above said letter for action by the Divisional Heads and Director of Accounts Postal. The time frame set was:

Course of action
Time-frame by which action to be completed.
Collection of Option from Gramin Dak Sevaks & Obtaining applications from willing Gramin Dak Sevaks to join Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBs)
Dispatch of applications obtained from Gramin Dak sevaks to the concerned facilitation centres of Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) by Divisional Offices.
Dispatch of applications in from NL-CC by Divisional heads to concerned DA(P)
Dispatch of completed and authorized NL-CC applications and NL-AO applications to Directorate by Director of Accounts Postal.

3. The Directorate has not received response from any Circle so far. The acknowledgement for the communication dated 01.09.2010 was received from Gujarat, MP, Orissa, and UP Circle only.

4. The applications of Divisional Heads for registration as Collection Centres are supposed to be sent to concerned DAPs for counter signature and onwards submission to Directorate by 25.09.2010.No DAP in the country has so far sent the applications for registration as Collection Centres and Accounts Offices. This is a time bound issue on which the Department has given an assurance to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Information and Technology.

5. The Circles Heads are requested to expedite submission of the applications of concerned Divisional Heads for registration as Collection Centres and also that concerned DAPs for registration as Accounts Offices to reach Directorate immediately for submission and Development Authority (PFRDA).

6. Action is required to be for obtaining the options and applications of Gramin Dak Sevaks and their submission to concerned Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) facilitation centre for issue of digitized smart cards. The applications have to be forwarded to concerned Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) by 10.10.2010 along with the details of GDS opting for the scheme in the prescribed proforma.

7. The Circle Heads are requested to send compliance on para 5 and 6 immediately for submitting the position to Secretary (Posts).

(A.K. Sharma)
Deputy Director General(Estt.)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


D.G. Posts F. No. 12-03/2010-PAP dated 30th September, 2010.
The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Ministry of Urban Development (Housing-III Section), New Delhi, OM No. I-17011/2/\(1)/2009-H.III dated 14th July,2010 on the subject cited above, for kind information and further necessary action
(K. Ramesawara Rao)
Asstt. Director General (Estt.)

Copy of OM No. I-17011/2/\(1)/2009-H.III dated 14th July,2010 from Ministry of Urban Development (Housing-III Section) , New Delhi.

Sub: Interest bearing advance /Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past – regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No. 1-17011/11(3\4)/2008-H.III dated 27th November, 2008 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided in consultations with Ministry of Finance to make the afore-said orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2006. Accordingly, an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, may be granted for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new amount determined on the basis of pay in the pay band, in past case, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 subject to complying following conditions:

(a) The Government servant should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and /or where construction is not completed /full cost towards acquisition of house /flat is yet to be paid.

(b) There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advance was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.

(c) Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.

(d) The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry's O.M. No. 1-17015/16/92-H.III. dated 17.10.2000. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement on the Government servant.
(e) Rate of Interest: The rate of interest chargeable in such cases would be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned amount i.e. amount already sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 plus the enhanced sanction. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement of HBA i.e., the unpaid portion of previously sanction HBA plus the enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.

2. However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs. 7.50 lakh for the purpose of construction /purchase of new house /flat and Rs. 1.80 lakh would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously sanctioned HBA and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In nay case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to Govt. employees.

3. The applications for enhancement HBA should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.

4. Ministries/Departments whose branch offices are situated in the far flung areas like in case of Ministry of Defence, etc., are advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication means like facsimile, e-mail, web-site, etc. so that there is no occasion for any representationfor extending the time limit of six months on the grounds of receiving these orders late.

(V.K. Gupta)
Deputy Financial Adviser

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Circle secretary’s visit to Amreli Division

There were certain issues requiring dialogue with Divisional Administration in Amreli Division. Amreli HO is now modernized under Project Arrow. This is a scope for improvement by vice – a –versa communication between the Post Master and Staff. It also comes in to the notice that there is also acute need of new computer systems, printers and allied accessories. The Postmen staff also made tenderness from their supervisory staff. The problems are not so big and ultimately administration and staff has to work in one line by providing better public services and increase the revenue. The S/Shri Sharad Terraiya the organizing Secretary CHQ and Circle President P4, Rashmin Purohit Circle Secretary P3 & S K Vaishnav Asst. Circle Secretary accompanied by M P Mamgloriya D/S P3 & G T Gondiya D/S P4 visited on 11-10-2010 to meet SPO’s Amreli Division in due monthly meeting and discussed the issues at length. The response of administration was very cordial. One Shri S P Dave retired Dy. PM Amreli HO met the leaders of the union and it was sad to know that his retirement benefits including DCRG and commuted value of pension, worth Rs. 7-8 lacks, were stopped by the Department, without any written orders served to the official. The matter was also represented before Hon’ble SPO’s and he assured to look in to positively.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Com. K G Gohil Finance Secretary garleding Com M G Dulera Circle Treasurer
Com J C Rathod Vice President Garlending K D Taylor Circle Vice President

Com K J Jadeja Garlending Com L K Chavda Divisional Secretary Rajkot

Com Mihir Gandhi D/S Garlending Com Rashmin purohit circle Secretary

Com B B Desai Asst. Finance Secretary Garlending Com R C Vaghlela Asst. Circle Secretary

Com B M Trivedi Sr.Vice President Garlending Com P R RathodCirclePresident

Com. V D Dave Asst. D/S Garlending Com Rayani APM Account Rajkot

Ladies Com. enjoying the function

Com Mihir Gandhi Divisional Secretary addressing the function

Com. enjoying the function

Dignities on the dyes

inaugurating ceremony by lighting the candles Shri G R Bhanani ASP HQ, Com P R Rathod, Com R D Purohit, Com Bhagirathsinnhji Jadeja, Com D V Jadeja, Com Asha ben Joshi, Com. P J Rana, Com R C Vaghela, Com. K D Taylor

Inauguration Ceremony

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Saturday 9 October 2010
In a first significant step towards consolidating similar financial products under one regulator, the department of posts (DoP) is exploring the option of handing over the regulation of its insurance products to the sector regulator, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), a move prompted by the ugly spat between the insurance regulator and the stock market watchdog, Securities and Exchange Board Of India (SEBI), over the regulation of unit-linked insurance products (ULIPs).
The DoP has sought the law ministry's opinion on whether the insurance schemes run by it could be brought under the regulatory ambit of the IRDA. It has also proposed to create a corporate entity to handle the schemes.
The decision to refer the matter to the law ministry was taken after the IRDA expressed its inability to regulate financial activities of the government (the DoP), which controls the insurance business of India Post, a government official told ET.
The finance ministry has favoured setting up of a corporate-like identity to handle India Post's insurance business that can be regulated under IRDA norms, said the official, requesting anonymity. While the IRDA is not opposed to the idea, it wants greater clarity on the matter as it will require changes to the legal framework that govern the insurance policies of the postal department.
The opinion of the law ministry could pave the way for bringing the insurance business of the postal department under the IRDA's jurisdiction. The department, which sells policies under the postal life insurance and rural postal life insurance schemes, acts within the framework of the Insurance Act. The IRDA has also pointed out that with the premium calculations of the postal department not on an actuarial basis, the postal life insurance schemes could be notching up serious deficits.
The postal department feels that an IRDA-regulated framework will allow it to make the scheme more flexible. The DoP, which acts as an agent of the finance ministry for its insurance schemes, lacks autonomy required to introduce new schemes or even providing attractive discounts to lure customers.
"The department is required to seek direction from the finance ministry for all policy matters like extension of scope to cover other clients and introduction of new products," said an official with the ministry of telecommunications and IT.
Even as the debate on regulatory control of postal life insurance goes on, the department has also requested for greater autonomy to its insurance schemes as it looks to expand its financial services business. "Corporatisation of the life insurance business will enable the postal department to compete with private insurance players on a level playing field," said the postal department official.
Private players have welcomed the move. "The move will help bring consistency in norms and activity pertaining to life insurance business," said Kapil Mehta, MD & CEO of DLF Pramerica Life Insurance Company of India. He added that the proposal, when implemented, will provide the postal department a level playing field as regards right products and schemes into the rural segment, which has been the primary focus for private players as well.

Courtesy: - Economics Times, Dated – 07.10.2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Orders related 6CPC

All the orders related to 6CPC are available Here.


The Department has organized a presentation to the Staff Side on Technological developments that have already taken place/or under process on 23.10.2010 in Postal Staff College of India, Ghaziabad. Secretary (P), Member (T) & Member (P) will present.

This is the first time, the department recognizes the importance of base level leaders for their involvement in the developmental activities of the department and invited all the Circle Secretaries of P3 Unions besides General Secretaries.

In between, on the invitation of Royal Mail U.K, a Postal Training programme in UK has been organized in London from 18.10.2010 to 22.10.2010 and ten member delegation is attending from the department our Secretary General Com. M. Krishnan, and our General Secretary, Com. K. V. Sridharan are also among the ten members delegation.

Since the Secretary General & General Secretary could not be available on 23.10.2010, the delegation of circle secretaries will attend the Postal Training Centre with one of the authorized representative from Federation & CHQ.

In order to provide transport facilities to the Training centre from Delhi, We are arranging a vehicle from CHQ. It will start at 07:30 AM on 23.10.2010 sharply. All Circle Secretaries are requested to be present at CHQ if desire to go as one team. In case if any had already booked ticket upto Ghaziabad earlier, they can meet the team and had a discussion in the Postal Training College before attending the meeting.

This is a good beginning and therefore we don't want to seek the programme be postponed. All Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

Friday, October 8, 2010



Our 28th All India conference is scheduled to be held from 09.01.2011 to 11.1.2011 at Alandi (Pune) in Maharashtra Circle

The venue of the Conference is given below:


The Central Working Committee Meeting will be held on 08.1.2011. All the delegates/Visitors are requested to book their journey reservations well in advance. Alandi is just about 18 kms from Pune Railway station.

Due Conference notification will be issued later. A detailed circular from the Receiption Committee will also be released shortly and sent to branches directly.


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Minutes of 2nd meeting of MACP committee held on 15/09/2010 was officially issued by the DOPT vide Memo no.11/1/2010-JCA dated 06/10/2010. The same is placed here for the information of the members. Please click the below link and down load.To get the official minutes of 2nd MACP Meeting CLICK HERE



Thursday, October 7, 2010


Federated with National Federation of Postal Employees
G u j a r a t C I r c l e

No.CO/Accomodation/10 Dated: 10.09.10

The Chief Postmaster General
Gujarat Circle,
Ahmedabad 380 001

Request for providing accommodation for union office in Postal Colony.

Respected sir,
I request to kindly consider that our union requires accommodation for its office. Particularly after election of new Circle Secretary from area away from Circle head quarters, the requirement is now indispensable.

There may be quarters vacant in any of the P&T colonies. Kindly arrange to allot us one quarter which ever feasible in any colony. Kindly propose us an accommodation if options are available. We shall pay whatever amount computed as per rule regularly.

There are branches of our union in all divisions of Gujarat circle with huge membership and representatives frequently happen to be at circle head quarters and we shall be highly obliged if the request for providing accommodation is considered at an early date.

With esteemed regards,

Yours sincerely

Circle Secretary

‘mangalam’,Near Kadia boarding, Behind HPO Gandhigram, Junagadh 362 001.Mob.9427208408 9723666696 Email:


Federated with National Federation of Postal Employees
G u j a r a t C I r c l e

No.CO/Bhavnagar/SA/10 Dated: 13.09.10

The Chief Postmaster General
Gujarat Circle,
Ahmedabad 380 001

Subject: Request for review of instructions given for imparting training to SPMs etc. by SAs on Sundays.
Respected sir,
It has been bitterly represented by the concerned staff in Bhavnagar division that the System Administrators’ has to impart training of various software applications to supervisory staff on Sundays, as per instructions through email by C.O. Staff side is off course prepared for extra and hard work in view of need for total computerization of postal work and trainings for those who need to know more and expertise themselves in view of accurate and adequate functioning of entire machinery, but it is requested to consider that family members and school going children finds only Sunday to remain in company of each other. For serving couples also it would be very uneasy to work on Sunday at office. The staff may sit extra hours and do the work as required instead of loosing Sunday’s off. The purpose of imparting training can be served by imparting trainings till late evenings.
It is therefore requested to review the instructions given in the matter in light of above representation.
The issue in question does not pertain to only Bhavnagar division but to all other divisions where such instructions are given.
A line in reply regarding action taken is solicited please.
With earnest regards,
Yours sincerely

Circle Secretary

‘mangalam’,Near Kadia boarding, Behind HPO Gandhigram, Junagadh 362 001. Mob.9427208408 9723666696 Email:


Federated with National Federation of Postal Employees
G u j a r a t C I r c l e

No.CO/Idd holiday/gujarat/10 Dated: 10.09.10

The Chief Postmaster General
Gujarat Circle,
Ahmedabad 380 001

Inaccurate proclamation of closed holiday of Idd ul fitra in Gujarat Circle.
Respected sir,
It has been complained by many of our members that the above festival which is based on appearance of moon has been erroneously declared on Friday 10th September though the idd was to be celebrated on Saturday the 11th. In Gujarat as well as all other portion of the country, the festival was declared and organized on 11th and therefore it is our curiosity to know as to on which basis the idd holiday was declared on the 1oth, though moon appearance was not confirmatory with the proclamation. I may also mention here that many of the employees belonging to Muslim community had to take leave for Saturday due to erroneous proclamation of closed holiday.
A line in reply is requested to enable us to inform our members about the correct position.
With esteemed regards,
Yours sincerely

Circle Secretary


Federated with National Federation of Postal Employees
Gujarat Circle

No.CO/Agenda/4monthly/10 Dated: September 21st, 2010
The Chief Postmaster General
Gujarat Circle,
Ahmedabad. 380 001

Subject: Agenda for the four monthly meeting.

Respected sir,
The items to be taken on agenda of the next four monthly meeting are furnished below:


(i) Proper maintenance, installation of licensed antivirus and AMC wherever feasible and keeping spare PC/Printers in big offices.

From various offices it is noticed that every now and then systems are not working properly. Adequate numbers of systems/printers are not available and in many offices problems occur for want of licensed antivirus. Availability of at least one spare PC/Printer in big offices would avoid interruption in public work. Annual maintenance Contracts would also help in proper maintenance as per standards. It would also be important to know how many repairable systems are lying unrepaired and how many irreparable systems are lying in POs and whether new one has been supplied in place of that becoming irreparable. In many cases history sheets may not be available even if the irreparable systems require condemnation. It is also brought to our notice that due to salty air and moisture in coastal area problems occur more in comparison to other areas and as such in such area safety measures for up keeping of systems and keeping spare systems may be considered. It is requested to undertake a survey to unveil real picture and plan for remedial action in view of appeasing problems and thereby enhancing efficiency of staff side.

(ii) Reimbursement of fuel expenses incurred by System administrators.

We know SAs are real pioneers of computerization in the Department of Posts as they manage to install, run and maintain various software’s, without any remuneration. In any case, they cannot be asked to visit various offices for trouble suiting problems at their own cost. Even if the matter may be under consideration at any level, the employees cannot, in the meantime, incur expenses from their own pocket. Some instructions are necessary in the matter.

(iii) Review of performance of EMOs software.

In some cases, EMOs actually paid at the office of payments are received back with remarks as ‘deceased’ and repaid to remitter also and results in double payment. This is very critical matter requiring immediate action.

ITEM No.2:

In cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot etc. some multi speciality hospitals are approved by the department. It is requested to extend co operation by inviting and emphasizing proposals from all big towns and divisional head quarters for approval of multi speciality hospitals. This will help staff in availing appropriate and prompt treatment.

ITEM No.3:

In some divisions like Porbandar, attempts are made to withdraw the space allotted for functioning of Postal Co operative Credit societies under one or other plea. Same problems are with the Union offices in departmental buildings. In case of real difficulty in continuing present arrangement alternative space may be given as far as possible to extend co operation to staff in such welfare activities.


Ahmedabad being Circle head quarter, representatives from all over circle comes here and it is very difficult to keep our records, materials and sit
nfidentially. Our union having huge membership needs a quarter for the purpose of using as office of the union. We are ready for payment of due charges for the purpose. There may be quarters vacant in some colonies and we request allotment of one quarter to us.

Circle Secretary