Friday 31 August 2018


Dear Comrades,
NJCA has given a call to observe 19th September 2018, the 50th Anniversary day of 1968 strike of Central Govt. employees, as ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY protesting against the betrayal of BJP – led NDA Government and demanding immediate settlement of the following three demands. NJCA has also resolved and informed the Cabinet Secretary its decision to revive the deferred indefinite strike of Central Govt employees, in case The Govt refuses to settle the demands.
Demands :-
1) Upward revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula
2) Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
3) Allow Option-1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.
Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliated Organizations and State / District level C-O-Cs to observe “Demands Day” on 19th September 2018 (if possible, jointly with Railway & Defence Federations) through out the country by holding protest demonstrations and rallies at all centres and also in front of all offices.

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Wednesday 29 August 2018

Additional 2% DA for CG employees & DR to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018
Additional 2% DA for CG employees & DR to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018 

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Government of India

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Source: PIB

Friday 17 August 2018



(Debabrata Mohanty)
Ciecle Secretary

Thursday 16 August 2018

The entire Odisha Postal Circle is deeply shocked and surprised to know  the sudden and unexpected demise of Com Niranjan Parija, aged 65 , ex-PRI(P), Rourkela HO and ex-Divisional  Secretary, AIPEU , Group-C, Sundergarh Division ( from 2000 to 2012 ) and ex-Financial Secretary ( from 1997 to 2003 ) / ex-Assistant Circle Secretary (2003 to 2013), AIPEU, Group - C, Odisha Circle on 16.08.2018, at about 3 AM in  SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack due to cardiac arrest.
Com. Parija was left by his wife,  two sons daughter-in-law and grand son.
As a stalwart Trade Union leader, Com.Parija was a man of principle and his devoted organizational  contribution towards Sundergarh Division in particular and Odisha Circle in general is par excellence.Odisha Circle and Sundargarh Division lost another strong Trade union leader.
Deep condolences to the bereaved family members on behalf of AIPEU,Postmen &MTS  Odisha , NFPE / Confederation, Odisha State CoC.
May God give the bereaved family members that courage to bear with this irreparable  loss.
Let the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Monday 13 August 2018

The great humanist,leader of left movement,former speaker of loksabha and renowed advovate and cpi.m leader of loksabha  COMRADE SOMANATH CHATERJEE passed away today .he is 89 years old.i pay him my heart felt respect .

Saturday 11 August 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018





Shri Rakesh Singh

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

the details of drawbacks of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) introduced for the Government officials; whether the NPS is not as beneficial monetarily as the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and if so, the details thereof; whether the Government employees are disgruntled with the NPS and if so, the details thereof; and whether the Government proposes to reintroduce the OPS replacing the NPS, if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard?


The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Shiv Pratap Shulda)

(a) & (b) National Pension System (NPS) has been designed giving utmost importance to the welfare of the subscribers. Government has made a conscious move to shift from the defined benefit pension scheme to defined contribution pension scheme i.e. NPS, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill. There are a number of benefits available to the employees under NPS. Some of the benefits are enlisted below:

§  NPS is a well designed pension system managed through an unbundled architecture involving intermediaries appointed by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) viz. pension funds, custodian, central record keeping and accounting agency, National Pension System Trust, trustee bank, points of presence and Annuity service providers. It is prudently regulated by PFRDA which is a statutory regulatory body established to promote old age income security and to protect the interest of subscribers of NPS.

§  The pension wealth which accumulates over a period of time till retirement grows with a compounding effect. The all-in-costs of the institutional architecture of NPS are among the lowest in the world.

§  Contribution made to the NPS Tier-I account is eligible for tax deduction under the Income Tax Act, 1961. An additional tax rebate of Rs.50000 is also allowed for contributions made to NPS Tier-I under Section 80CCD (1B) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

§  Subscribers can withdraw up to 25% of their own contributions before attaining age of superannuation, subject to certain conditions. Further, PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 10.08.2017 has liberalized norms for partial withdrawals which also include reduction of requirement of minimum years of being enrolled under NPS from 10 years to 3 years from the date of joining.

§  PFRDA has increased the maximum age limit from 60 years to 65 years for joining NPS-All Citizen Model and Corporate Sector Model, vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 06.10.2017.

§  PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018” dated 02.2018 has facilitated easy exit & withdrawal in case of disability and incapacitation of the subscriber covered under NPS.

§  Transparency and Portability is ensured through online access of the pension account by the NPS subscribers, across all geographical locations and portability of employments.

(c) & (d) Representations have been received which inter alia also include the demand that the Government may revert to old defined benefit pension system. However, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and competing claims on the fiscal, there is no proposal to replace the NPS with old pension scheme in respect of Central Government employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004.
33rd Divisional Conference of AIPEUPOSTMAN &MTS Sundargarh Divisiona Rourkela  from 3rd August to 5th August 2018   Unanimously elected the following New Set  of Office Bearers .

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Minutes of Anomaly Committee Meeting Held on 17.07.2018 – NC JCM Staff Side
Minutes of Anomaly Committee Meeting Held on 17.07.2018 – NC JCM Staff Side
Minutes of the Anomaly Committee meeting held on 17.07.2018
The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramoul i, Secretary (P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussions

I. Item No. 3- Removal of condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit
2. Item NO 4- Fixation of pay on promotion
3. ltme No. 5- Removal of Anomaly in Pay Matrix
4. Item No 8- Lesser Pay in higher level of Pay Matrix
5. Item No. 9 ~ Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure
6. Item No. 14 – Grant of GP 5400 to Sr Section Officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accou:1ts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts)
The above items were subjected to discussions and the fo llowing decisions were taken.
Item No 3 – The Govt. will consider as to how the matter could be resolved after assessing financial implications
Item No 4 – The suggestion of the Staff Side to fix the pay on promotion at the next higher stage after granting one increment was not accepted. After discussion it was agreed that Govt would address the issue on case by case basis. Those who are covered by the anomaly described under this item have been advised to make representation to Fin. Ministry directly. The staff side however insisted that the entire anomaly would he resolved if two increments are granted while on promotion/MACP.
Item No. 5 & 8 – it was agreed by the official side that this is an aberration ·and shall be addressed.
Item No 9- Rejected by official side
Item No 14 – The matter is under consideration of the Govt…….
Complete Detail is given below

Strike on 15th November  2018 – Memorandum to be submitted to Governor, Chief Minister, MP, Leaders of Political Parties, Trade Unions, Eminent personalities etc,
Dear Comrades,
    All the affiliated organizations and C-o-Cs are requested to submit the following Memorandum to all concerned during the month of August, 2018. While taking the copy, in the first para delete the designations shown in brackets which are not required.
Secretary General
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Memorandum submitted to —————————- on the grievances of Central Government employees and Pensioners.
No………………………… Date…………
Respected Sir/Madam,
We, on behalf of 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Pensioners, seek your benign intervention to settle the following genuine grievances pending redressal for the last many years. We have brought these issues to the notice of the Central Government several times and also discussed in the negotiating forum which meets rarely. Inspite of our best efforts the issues could not be settled due to the unhelpful attitude of the Government. Having left with no other alternatives, we have been compelled to declare one day nationwide strike of Central Government employees on 15th November 2018. It is in this background, we are approaching your goodself for your kind intervention, so that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for early settlement.
  1. Scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (Known as New Pension Scheme – NPS) and restore Defined Benefit Pension Scheme under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all Central Government Employees, joined in service on or after 01-01-2004.
Contributory Pension Scheme (called as New Pension Scheme – NPS) was introduced through an executive order with effect from 01-01-2004 for all Central  Government employees who joined service on or after 01-01-2004. Subsequently Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act (PFRDA) was enacted to make it statutory. As per the NPS 10% Pay plus DA will be recovered from the employee each month and an equal amount will be contributed by Government. The amount goes to the Pension Fund and from there to share market. As per the PFRDA Act – “There shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefit except market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscribers”. Thus it can be seen that the contribution in the Pension Fund is fully dependent on the vagaries of share market. There is no guarantee whether pension will be received 1 at the age of 60 years and even if received what will be the amount of pension. Now, many employees who entered service on or after 01-01-2004 has started retiring from service after completing 12 to 13 years service. They receive a meagre amount of 900 to 1700 as monthly pension, whereas as per the old pension scheme an employee with minimum 10 years service is eligible for 50% of last pay drawn as monthly pension, subject to a minimum of Rs.9,000/- per month, that too without giving any contribution to the pension fund. With meagre amount of Rs.900 to 1700 how a pensioner and his family can survive?
It is this bitter reality that compels the employees to demand scraping of NPS and restoration of the old Pension Scheme for all those employees who entered service on or after 01-01-2004.
  1. Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers to the Leaders of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government employees regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula for Pay revision from 01-01­2016.
Most of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) are retrograde, especially regarding Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. The NJCA representing entire Central Govt. employees had given notice for indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 demanding modifications in the recommendations of 7th CPC…. To avert the inevitable strike action, a Group of Ministers consisting of Shri. Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri. Suresh Prabhu, then Railway Minister held discussion with NJCA leaders on 30­06-2016 and assured that the main demand of increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be considered favourably and for that purpose a High Level Committee will be constituted by the Government which will submit its report within four months time. This assurance was confirmed through a press statement issued by Finance Ministry on 06-07-2016. Even though two years are over since then, neither High Level Committee is constituted by Government nor the assurance given by Group of Ministers implemented. Entire employees and pensioners feel let down and betrayed. Now Government has made it clear in the Parliament that at present, no such proposal for increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is under consideration of the Government.
  1. Regularisation and grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department. Implement all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report without any modifications or dilution:
Consequent upon the appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government set up a separate committee on 19-11-2015 for revision of wages of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Postal Department. Even though the Committee submitted its report on 24-11-2016, the Government delayed its implementation for 18 months. Aggrieved by this, entire GDS employees went on 16 days indefinite strike and finally Government approved the wage revision. Even though the revised pay scales recommended by the Committee is approved with effect from 01-07-2018, the formula for pay fixation and calculation of arrears from 01-01-2016 to 30-06-2018, recommended by the Committee is modified by the Government to the detriment of the employees resulting in loss of huge amount of arrears to each Gramin Dak Sevak. Further some other recommendations of the Committee like composite allowance, raising the maximum limit of ex-gratia gratuity to 5 lakhs, three financial upgradations, enhancement of paid leave from 20 to 30, Enhancement of monthly subscription and insurance cover of EDGIS, Enhancement of working hours as per workload upto 8 hours, combined duty allowance, retirement on last day of the month on which GDS attains the retirement age etc. are either modified/curtailed or rejected by the Government. Recommendations like grant of Children Education Allowance, Emergency leave, Accumulation of paid leave upto 180 days, Insurance Scheme, Limited transfer liability, Voluntary Discharge Scheme, lesser qualifying service for Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations (LDCE) etc. are yet to be approved by the Government. Our demand for regularisation and grant of pension as per CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, Introduction of Medical Insurance Scheme, weightage increment for every 3 years service to seniors, etc. are not considered favourably by the Government. In short, the attitude of the Government towards the genuine demands of the GDS employees is not at all positive and Govt. want to continue the inhuman exploitation of GDS.
(b) Regularisation of Casual, Part-time, Contingent and Contract Workers who  are engaged for years together to perform the work which are permanent and perennial in nature.
Thousands of Casual and Contract workers are engaged in various Central Government departments against permanent Group-C vacant posts and also to perform other work which is permanent/perennial in nature like sweeping etc. Consequent on introduction of ban on recruitment by successive governments in power, their number increased phenomenally. Government is not ready to regularize them and is not even ready to grant equal wage for equal work reiterated in the latest Supreme Court Judgment.
  1. Pension Parity recommended by 7th Central Pay Commision (Option-I):
7th Central Pay Commission, headed by Justice (Rtd) Ashok Kumar Mathur and consisting of experts from various fields, has recommended a new formula called “Option-I” for fixation of pension of all pensioners retired prior to 01-01-2016 which ensure cent percent parity in pension between present and past pensioners. But, the Government has unilaterally rejected the recommendation on the specious plea that it is not feasible to implement. This has adversely affected the pensionary benefits of about 33 lakhs Central Govt. Civilian Pensioners.
In addition to the above the following demands of the Central Govt. employees are also long pending.
  1. Filling up of all vacant posts. There are about six lakhs vacant posts remaining unfilled in various Central Government departments.
  2. Stop closure of Government establishments 
Government has issued orders for closure of 12 Govt. of India Printing Presses out of 17 Presses, inspite of the fact that the Parliamentary Standing Committee has opposed the proposal and recommended twice for revival and modernisation of all 17 printing presses.
  1. Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of all Autonomous body employees and pensioners. There are about 600 Autonomous bodies under the Central Government. 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision is not yet extended to 80% of the Autonomous body employees and pensioners.
  2. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments –
Govt. has restricted the compassionate appointments to 5% of the total Direct recruitment quota vacancies earmarked for each year in each recruiting units of various departments. This has resulted in rejection of even genuine and deserving cases of compassionate appointments. The dependents of thousands of employees who died while in service are put to untold sufferings due to this inhuman decision of the Central Government
  1. Stop attack on trade union rights and ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) scheme at National and Departmental level –
Government has issued instructions banning all peaceful agitational programmes like dharnas, demonstrations etc. Various negotiating forums under the JCM Scheme are not convened regularly and has become almost defunct or ineffective.
  1. Grant of five promotions during the entire service career of each employee –
At present almost all employees in the Group B and Group-C cadres retire from service with maximum three promotions only. Our request to ensure minimum five promotions in one’s career is not considered favourably by Government.
The above are some of the main issues agitating the minds of lakhs of central Govt. Employees and pensioners for long. Once again request your kind intervention.
With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,
Place: ———–
Date:  ———–
  Name ————————————————-
Union/Assn/Federation’s Name——————–
or name of C-O-C————————————-

Sunday 5 August 2018

Minutes of the meeting held on 31-07-2018 with GDS unions on the Memorandum dtd. 12-07-2018

33 rd joint bi-ennial divisional Conference of AIPEUGroup C and  AIPEUPOSTMAN & MTS Sundargarh Division the open session to be  held on 05.08.2018 at "The  Community hall Sector 4 Rourkela . Com Bishnu Mohanty , state General Secretary of CITU inaugurated. Com Golak Chandra Pal & Ajay Kumar Patra  presided over the meeting. Chief guest Dr Devendra Behera  Honble guest Manoj Kumar Naik SSPOS Sundargarh Division . Chief Speeker  Com  Debabrata Mohanty, General Secretary of P-4 CHQ, Amongst other leaders Com Bruhaspati Samal Circle Secretary Group C  Sudhir Ku Swain Ciecle Secretary PIV Com  Trilochan Parida ,J N Mohapatro ComNisamani Sahu and others leaders are  attended and addressed in open session. So Others Leaders also participated in the deliberation and expressed their views  is essential for achieving the legitimate claims and is the only forum to raise the voice against the injustice and onslaught and discrimination shown to them. the conference grand success.