Friday 23 March 2018

Grand welcome by NFPE , Odisha  to Com. Debabrata Mohanty, newly elected General Secretary, AIPEU, Postmen & MTS, CHQ, New Delhi. Heartfelt congratulations to Com. Mohanty by each NFPE family member for making Odisha proud being the first ever Odia to be elected as such. NFPE, Odisha wishes him every success in his new assignments.

Thursday 22 March 2018

21 मार्च 2018 कटनी।

 एक समय था जब लोग रिश्तेदारों, परिचितों का हाल-चाल जानने तथा पर्व आदि पर बधाई संदेश देने के लिए पोस्ट कार्ड, अंतरदेशीय पत्रों का उपयोग किया करते थे। आधुनिकता के इस दौर में इनका स्थान निजी कोरियर सेवाओं, मोबाइल, इंटरनेट, फैक्स आदि ने ले लिया है। इसके बाद भी पोस्ट बॉक्स की अहमियत बरकरार है। 150 से अधिक साल पुराने इतिहास को संजोए शहर के मुख्य डाकघर का लेटर बॉक्स आज भी आकर्षण का केंद्र बना हुआ है। इस बॉक्स को ब्रिटिश की रानी  के नाम से जाना जाता है। जबलपुर मुख्य पोस्ट ऑफिस परिसर में लगे लेटर बॉक्स को राजा पोस्ट बॉक्स  के नाम से जाना जाता है। दोनों लेटर बॉक्स डाकघर के प्रारंभिक दौर के हैं।

205 किलोग्राम है वजन

शहर के बुजुर्गों के अनुसार यह लेटर बॉक्स 1860 ईसवी में इंग्लैंड से बनकर आया था। 205 किलोग्राम वजनी इस लेटर बॉक्स का ऊपरी सिरा ब्रिटिश की रानी महारानी विक्टोरिया के राजमुकुट के समान है। लेटर बॉक्स में ब्रिटिश ध्वज भी अंकित है। मुकुट में बड़े-बड़े सितारे भी लगे हुए हैं।

नहीं लगता जंग

शहर स्थित मुख्य डाकघर के पोस्ट मास्टर एसके चौबे ने बताया कि लेटर बॉक्स का निर्माण कास्ट से हुआ है। इनकी विशेषता यह है कि इनमें जंग नहीं लगता। इसलिए ये आज भी एकदम नए प्रतीत होते हैं।  हालांकि आधुनिक युग में अब इस गुणवत्ता के लेटर बॉक्स कहीं भी नजर नहीं आते। उन्होंने बताया कि कम लागत के अधिकांश बॉक्स शहर सहित ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में लगाए गए हैं। ब्रिटिशकाल के राजा-रानी की मुकुट के आकार के लेटर बॉक्स विभाग द्वारा खास स्थानों पर लगाए गए हैं।

धरोहर के रूप में सुरक्षित

कटनी शहर में सन 1854 में डाकघर की स्थापना के कुछ ही समय बाद इस लेटर बॉक्स की स्थापना मुख्य डाकघर परिसर में की गई थी। डॉकघर परिसर में लगा यह लेटर बॉक्स ब्रिटिश की रानी के मुकुट के आकार का है। पोस्ट बॉक्स की शृंखला में यह दूसरी पत्र पेटी है जो एक इतिहास को संजोए हुए है।

इनका कहना है

करीब 150 साल पुराना यह बॉक्स आज भी जस का तस है। बॉक्स को ब्रिटिश की रानी के नाम से जाना जाता है, जबकि दूसरा बॉक्स जबलपुर में स्थापित है, जिसे राजा के नाम से जाना जाता है। आयरन कास्ट से बने इस बॉक्स में जंग नहीं लगता। यह दिखने में भी आकर्षक है।

- एसके चौबे,  पोस्ट मास्टर, मुख्य डाकघर कटनी
Opening of Office on Holidays - Deployed staff be compensated by compensatory leave

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                                                       Dated – 20.03.2018


Shri Narendra Modi Ji

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

South Block,

New Delhi – 110001


Sub: -  Abolition of Posts lying vacant for more than five years – reg.

Ref: -   (1)        Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 7 (1)/E. Cord-1/2017 dated 16th January 2018.

            (2)        Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs OM No. 19011/01/2015-Fin.II (Pt.) dated 19th January 2018.

This representation is submitted with the most fervent hope that the Hon’ble Prime Minister will be condescend to intercede on behalf of the 32 lakhs of Central Govt. Employees who are very much aggrieved by the above mentioned orders of the Finance Ministry and Home Ministry.

Sir, It is with much shock and dismay the Central Govt. Employees came to know about the above mentioned orders of the Finance Ministry, Department of Expenditure to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years in all departments of Govt. of India. In this regard we would like to submit the following facts for your benign consideration and favourable orders.

(i)        Post are lying vacant for more than five years, not because that there is no work load justified for retention of such posts. It is because of the dismal failure of the authorities to take timely and prompt action to complete the recruitment process to fill up those posts in a time bound manner. Due to this inordinate delay in filling up of those vacant posts, the remaining staff are compelled to do the work of those posts also. The abnormal delay in completing the recruitment process by staff Selection Commission is also a main reason for posts remaining unfilled for years together. In some cases, outsourced contract and casual employees are working for years  together against those vacant posts. Thus it can be seen that a blanket order to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years is unrealistic and not rational.

(ii)      Posts are created after assessing the workload based on time-tested parameters and time tests. Abolishing such posts, in a most mechanical manner, even without re-assessing whether present workload justified retention of such posts by carrying out establishment review, will lead to imposing of heavy workload on the existing staff on a permanent measure which may create a chaotic situation in Govt. offices as the efficiency of offices may be adversely affected due to unbearable workload.

(iii)    It may be pointed out that it is during the last NDA Govt’s time in May 2001 executive orders were issued to abolish 2/3rd (two-third) of all direct recruitment vacancies based on annual Direct Recruitment Plan in all departments without assessing whether the posts are justified or not. Lakhs of posts are abolished during the period from 2001 to 2008. Finally Sixth Central pay Commissions severely criticized the Govt’s policy of abolishing direct recruitment vacancies and opined that this has led to an “ageing bureaucracy” and strongly recommended to withdraw the abolition orders. Accordingly Govt. has withdrawn that orders and DOP&T has issued orders for filling up of all vacant posts.

(iv)     It is most unfortunate that again the present NDA Govt. has issued another orders in 2018 to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years without giving any consideration to the facts as to what is the reason for posts remaining vacant for such a long period, whether there is justification for retention of those posts as per establishment review etc.

In view of the above facts, I, on behalf of the Central Govt. employees, most humbly request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to intervene immediately so that the orders issued by Finance Ministry will be reviewed in an objective, dispassionate and rational manner and be either withdrawn or kept in abeyance.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)

General Secretary

& Member, Standing Committee

National Council, JCM

Mob: 09447068125


Click here to view - Letter to Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Finance Minister

Click here to view - Letter to Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Home Minister 
on Mar 22, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Wednesday about its decision to link Aadhaar with pensions, reasoning that it is not a subsidy but an entitlement of a person for years of service he or she has rendered to the government in discharge of official duties.

Referring to the argument of petitioners that many pensioners have been denied their only subsistence in old age due to technical and physical reasons, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan asked attorney general K K Venugopal whether the Centre was going to deny pension, a rightful entitlement, just for want of Aadhaar. Venugopal said Aadhaar has been instrumental in eliminating many bogus pensioners drawing post-retirement benefits for years.

Justice Sikri said: “Pension is an entitlement and not a benefit under the social welfare schemes. How is it included under Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016? Pension is a return for services rendered. There are many pensioners who live with their children who are settled abroad. Can such category of pensioners be told that they would not be granted pension unless they have an Aadhaar card?” Justice Chandrachud said, “There is another category of persons who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and may have serious dementia. There are those old persons whose biometrics do not match with the Aadhaar data. Where do they go? Pension is a rightful entitlement and not a bounty given by the state”.

He said there are many instances where biometrics of manual labourers do not match, where in remote areas authentication fails because of lack of electricity or network connectivity, should the beneficiary be denied financial benefits? “We will appreciate if the government can come and tell us upfront that there is a serious issue of financial exclusion. The cabinet secretariat had flagged this issue. The government must explain what steps are taken to eliminate financial exclusion of legitimate beneficiaries,” Chandrachud said.

AG Venugopal said Aadhaar has been instrumental in eliminating many bogus pensioners drawing the post-retirement benefits for years. He said there is provision in the Aadhaar law not to deny social welfare benefits to even blind leperosy patients, who cannot provide either an iris scan or finger prints for Aadhaar. The method of their enrolment is different, he added.

The AG also said pension has a subsidy component and that Aadhaar would authenticate the actual pensioner numbers. “We will know who are actual beneficiaries. If in future it is required to amend the Aadhaar law, we will do that. But, for this reason the whole project need not be condemned.”

Referring to series of questions posed by the bench, the AG said no such person or class of persons have come before the court alleging that they have been denied pension because of want of Aadhaar or their physical biometrics not matching with Aadhaar data. “Unless they come and make an issue, we will really be groping in dark to find a solution to a hypothetical problem,” he said.

Source :
National Federation of Postal Employees

 March 21, 2018


National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001

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         No.PF-01(e)/2018                                                                              Dated: 21stMarch, 2018



            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers   

           All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions


Dear Comrades,

            Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers has decided to organize a National convention of Central Government employees on 10th June 2018 at Sundaraiyya Vignana kendram, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad from 10 am to 5 pm with the object to declare the campaign programme and the strike to settle 10 Points Charter of demands.

            The confederation has allotted quota to NFPE as 150 delegates to participate in the said convention. Therefore the quota is allotted to all affiliates as mentioned below:

            PIII - 30, PIV – 30, RIII - 20, RIV - 20, Admn - 15, Postal Acctts - 15,

           SBCO – 15, GDS- 10, Casual labourers - 5.

            All affiliated unions are requested to allot quota accordingly to all circles.

            All delegates may be instructed to book their up and down travel tickets immediately as train tickets reservation commences four months before. Food and Accommodation to delegates will be arranged by the C-O-C Andhra & Telangana, Hyderabad. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. For other details C-O-Cs and affiliates are requested to contact the following.

      1.      Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C                                       -           09848082697

      2.      Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Presidnet, COC         -           09912348233

      3.      Com. Usha Boneppalli, ITEF                              -           08985971009

      4.      Com. Balakrishna, ITEF                                      -           08985970999

            As Hyderabad is a Famous tourist centre, those delegates who want to go for sightseeing should arrange it on 9th or 11th June. Everybody should attend the convention on 10.06.2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM without fail.


      1.   Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, HRA arrears, MACP Bench Mark, Option-I for pensioners etc.

     2.    Withdraw contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Ensure defined pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004.

      3.    Fill up all vacant posts. Withdraw the orders to abolish all vacant posts lying vacant for five years. Create justified posts for excess work. Evolve proper mechanism for Regional recruitment. Stop engagement of retired persons.

      4.   (a) Regularise Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant Civil Servant status. Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.

(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers. Evolve a new scheme for regularization of Casual and Contract Workers.

     5.   Ensure equal pay for equal work as per Supreme Court judgment and grant parity in wages and pay scales.

     6.   Stop closure of Govt. establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop outsourcing and privatization of Government functions.

     7.   Avoid abnormal delay in extending benefits of 7th CPC to Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

      8.   Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all deserving cases.

      9.   Grant five time-bound promotions to all employees on completion of 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4 years of service.

   10. (a) stop attack on Trade Union rights. Avoid delay in conducting verification of Membership under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Declare results and grant recognition in a time-bound manner. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.

      (b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.

                                                                                                  Yours Comradely
                                                                                        R.N. Parashar
                                                                                             Secretary General

Clarification regarding verification of membership for recognition of Service Associations representing Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) under Extra Departmental Agents (Recognition of Associations) Rules, 1995.