Monday, 16 January 2017

Meeting with Member Technology

Date : 16.1.2017

Meeting with Member Technology

Member (Tech) Postal Services Board called FNPO& NUGDS representatives at 4 PM to discuss our hunger fast .
Out come of the meeting will be intimated later.

D.Theagarajan,
SG,FNPO.                          P.U.Muraleedharan,
GS,NUGDS

7th Pay Commission: Govt may delay higher allowances by another 3-4 month

Date : 15.1.2017

7th Pay Commission: Govt may delay higher allowances by another 3-4 month 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

India Post Mail Operations - Documentary Video

Date : 15.1.2017

India Post Mail Operations - Documentary Video


Click Play ICON which is available in the below media

This may be used for Training purposes and Workshop. This also used to play at Public display for public information.
Vide Length : 11:49

FORMATION OF POSTAL SPORTS BOARD FOR THE TERM 01-04-2017 TO 31-03-2019 - INVITING OF CIRCLE NOMINATIONS

Date : 15.1.2017

FORMATION OF POSTAL SPORTS BOARD FOR THE TERM 01-04-2017 TO 31-03-2019 - INVITING OF CIRCLE NOMINATIONS





Saturday, 14 January 2017

GDS Commission latest developments

Date : 15.1.2017

GDS Commission latest developments.

FNPO & NUGDS are giving correct information to our colleagues about the GDS commission report without hiding the truth, we are maintaining cent percent transparency in every issue. The following developments have taken place in the last week.

On 09/01/ 2017 Our officers approached Minister to give concurrence to publish a report.

On  10/01/2017 Minister clear the file.

On 11/01/2017 Minster's office raised the objection to publish the report citing Election commission code of conduct.

On 12/01/2017 & 13/01/2017, our department discusses the issue of Election commission code of conduct & staff side pressure finally Department decided to meet Election commissioner on 13/01/2017.

Our Department officers propose to meet Election commissioner on 16/01/2017 to get the clearance.

We may get a reply on the same day or next day.

We request our colleagues, we maintain enough patience on this issue .we cannot remain silent furthermore, we will show our protest on 17/01/2017 by conducting peaceful hunger fast with our NUGDS Circle office bearers to the Department.

FNPO&NUGDS always interested GDS welfare, not other issues.

D.Theagarajan                            P.U. Muralidharan.
S.G. FNPO                                   G.S NUGDS 
 

FNPO DIARY 2017 - INAUGURATION IN GUDUR DIVISION

Date : 14.1.2017


FNPO DIARY 2017 - INAUGURATION IN GUDUR DIVISION



Guidelines for Pay Revision setup by and Funded/Controlled by the Central Government

Date : 14.1.2017


PAY REVISION OF EMPLOYEES OF QUASI-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATIONS, STATUTORY BODIES ETC., SET UP BY AND FUNDED / CONTROLLED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT - GUIDELINES - REGARDING 




CLICK HERE FOR THE COPY OF THE ORDER ISSUED BY MoF dtd 13th Jan 2017.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Selected Post office will use POS machine soon

Date : 13.1.2017

Selected Post office will use POS machine soon



In keeping with the times, the Department of Posts too will soon use PoS machines for cash transactions in select post offices across the State.

As of now, the Centre has sanctioned about 1,000 PoS machines to be distributed for post offices across the country. Of this, nearly 120 PoS machines for processing credit and debit cards payments will be provided to post offices across the State during first phase.

Several counter transactions, including booking of registered parcels, money orders and speed posts, are being carried out through cash. Last year, post offices made nearly 12,000 instant money order transactions in Tamil Nadu circle.

While States, including Gujarat and Kerala, are expected to begin using PoS machines in mid-January, measures are being taken to deliver equipment to other places. Officials of the postal department said that initially four post offices — Anna Road head office and General Post office, Rajaji Salai, Chennai and one each in Madurai and Tiruchi region — would be provided with PoS machines as a pilot project.

Postal customers welcomed the move as it would ease the burden of carrying cash after the demonetisation scheme.

Many customers like R. Meenakshi, a resident of Thiruvanmiyur, said booking parcels at post offices is often difficult as she has to pay cash.

“I sometimes even spend Rs.8,000 to send parcels abroad. If post offices can have swipe machines, I don’t have to wait at ATMs to withdraw cash,” she said.


The department has partnered with State Bank of India for operation of PoS machines. Customers who have postal saving banks accounts can also recharge and use SBI buddy, a mobile wallet application soon.


FNPO & NUGDS - LETTER TO SECRETARY , CIRCULAR , MODEL COPY OF HUNGER FAST NOTICE.

Extension CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners

Date : 13.1.2017

Extension CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners

Extension CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners
29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Action Taken Report on the Minutes of the 28th SCOVA meeting held under theChairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) on 27.06.2016
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare)
Para 4(iv) of the minutes:- Extension CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners
The representatives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that the 7th CPC has recommended that all Postal Dispensaries should be covered with CGHS. It was decided to await the decision of the Government within a month.
(Action:- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
The decision of the Government on the recommendations of 7th CPC is still awaited.

DoPPW
Ministries of Health & Family Welfare to indicate latest status during the meeting as to where the matter is pending. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also been reminded on the same vide DoPPW OM dated 04.01.2017 to expedite the matter.

Child care leave to be applied for in advance: High Court

Date : 13.1.2017

Child care leave to be applied for in advance: High Court


The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that child care leave has to be applied for in advance by a woman employee working with the Haryana Government.

Child care leave to be applied for in advance: High Court
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that child care leave has to be applied for in advance by a woman employee working with the Haryana Government.
Justice Rajiv Narain Raina of the High Court has also made it clear that it can be availed after the go-ahead by the authorities concerned. The permission for child care leave cannot be granted ex post facto (with retrospective force).
The development is significant as Haryana Government rules make it clear that child care leave is admissible to a woman government employee for a maximum period of two years or 730 days during her entire service for taking care of her surviving children.

It is permissible only for the first two children of the government employee. Their age has to be below 18 years for the mother to avail the leave.
The ruling by Justice Raina came on a petition by Shashi Bala against the state and other respondents. A government employee, she moved the High Court after the department concerned refused to grant ex post facto permission for child care leave.
Taking up her petition, Justice Raina asserted that by the very nature of things, child care leave has to be applied for in advance and due permission needs to be accorded. The right was valuable, because a woman employee would get full salary for the period of child care leave.

“It cannot be applied for to act retrospectively and therefore, there is nothing wrong in the department holding that ex post facto permission cannot be granted,” Justice Raina asserted.
Before parting with the order, Justice Raina observed that the first request in the case in hand was made on April 6, 2011, for granting backdated child care leave with effect from November 30, 2010, to March 30, 2011. Dismissing the plea, Justice Raina added that there was no merit therein.
Haryana Government rules suggest that child care leave cannot be demanded as a matter of right and no one can, under any circumstances, proceed on child care leave without prior proper sanction by the competent authority.
Child care leave is also admissible during the probation period, provided the probation period is extended by the period of child care leave availed. Besides this, the leave may not be availed for a period of less than 30 days.


IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
CWP No.26951 of 2016
Date of decision:22.12.2016
Shashi Bala
… Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana and others
..Respondents.
CORAM:- HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV NARAIN RAINA

Present: Mr.Ravinder Malik (Ravi), Advocate for the petitioner.

RAJIV NARAIN RAINA, J.(Oral)
By the very nature of things, Child Care Leave has to be applied for in advance and due permission accorded. The right is valuable because female employee gets full salary for the period of Child Care Leave. Child Care Leave cannot be applied for to act retrospectively and therefore, there is nothing wrong in the Department holding that ex post facto permission cannot be granted. In this case first request was made on 6.4.2011 for granting backdated Child Care Leave w.e.f 30.11.2010 to 30.3.2011.

No merit.

Dismissed.
(RAJIV NARAIN RAINA)
JUDGE
22.12.2016

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Indefinite delay in Publishing GDS Commission Report.- FNPO & NUGDS AGITATION PROGRAMME

Date : 13.1.2017

Indefinite delay in Publishing GDS Commission Report.- FNPO & NUGDS AGITATION PROGRAMME


URGENT NEWS :

1)Indefinite delay in Publishing GDS Commission Report.
Our letter to the Chairman Postal Board.

2)Circular 01/2017 12/01/2017
To,
All CWC Members,
All Circle Secretaries of NUGDS.

3) Model covering letter to The Chief Post Master GeneralClick here to read more.


NAPE GROUP -C MUST SUPPORT THE AGITATION PROGRAMME AND ALL OFFICE BEARERS OF CIRCLE UNION ,DIVISIONAL UNION SHOULD TAKE PART IN ALL THE ABOVE PROGRAMMES.

SIVAJI VASIREDDY
CIRCLE SECRETARY

HAPPY PONGAL TO ALL NATIONAL UNION MEMBERS &VIEWERS

Date : 12.1.2017

HAPPY PONGAL TO ALL NATIONAL UNION MEMBERS &VIEWERS





Regarding Payment of Allowances to PS Group "B" Officers whose grade pay has been upgraded from Rs.4,800/- to Rs.5,400/-

Date : 12.1.2017

Regarding Payment of Allowances to PS Group "B" Officers whose grade pay has been upgraded from Rs.4,800/- to Rs.5,400/-


Shut down SBI branches till supply of cash normalises, says trade union

Date : 12.1.2017

Shut down SBI branches till supply of cash normalises, says trade union

"It is better to close down the branches for some time than the staff face the ire of the public for no fault of theirs," senior vice-president of AIBOC said


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State Bank of India (SBI) can shut down its branches till the supply of cash gets normalised and staff are not put to risk to face the ire of banking public, a top union leader said. “We have suggested to the SBI management to down the branch shutters till the supply of cash gets normalised. It is better to close down the branches for some time than the staff face the ire of the public for no fault of theirs,” D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, Senior vice-president of the All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC), told IANS.
Dev wondered how his comrades in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are saying that cash supplies there are better but such views are not heard from his comrades in other states.
“It is strange that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not divulging as to the amount of cash supplied state-wise and bank-wise. What is the big secrecy to be safeguarded after the cash has been distributed to states and banks?”
According to Dev, in many SBI branches cash is being rationed amongst the account holders.
The RBI has been issuing empty statements about currency supplies being comfortable and currency being sent to rural areas whereas in reality it is not so, Dev charged.
He said people in Tamil Nadu will not be able to celebrate Pongal festival properly due to cash crunch
The Indian Express.

Purchase Order for supply of 17,000 Passbook Printers to Post Offices - Directorate Order

Date : 12.1.2017

Purchase Order for supply of 17,000 Passbook Printers to Post Offices - Directorate Order




Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Indefinite delay of publishing GDS commission report - FNPO & NUGDS AGITATION PROGROMME

Date : 12.1.2017

Indefinite delay of publishing GDS commission report - FNPO & NUGDS AGITATION PROGROMME

Indefinite delay of publishing GDS commission report,FNPO/ NUGDS is going to conduct one day hunger fast in front of all circle offices in nation wide on 17.01.2017.Instructions to all circle secretaries and CHQ members.

1) circle secretary and CWC members are to take part in the hunger fast.

2) The programme should start 10  AM and end at 5 PM.

3) kindly communicate this message to the all concerned in your circle.

4) Along with second phase of action,detailed circular will be sent shortly.

D.Theaarajan, 
Secretary General,FNPO.
P.U.Muraleedharan.
General Secretary,NUGDS

Facility of accepting postal charge free RTI petitions should be extended to all post offices

Date : 12.1.2017


Facility of accepting postal charge free RTI petitions should be extended to all post offices





The Indian postal department deserves all compliments for providing unique facility of accepting RTI petitions addressed to central public authorities without requiring any postal charge. 

However, this facility is presently available at just about 4500 post-offices out of a total of about 160,000 post-offices in the country. 

The Department of Posts should make this facility available at all 160,000 post-offices in the country. 

There should be no operational problem in extending this service at all post-offices of the country, because every post-office, however small it may be, sends a post-bag in the evening to the head post-office. 

This post-bag apart from other items and currency also contains articles booked through registered and speed post etc.

This post-bag sent from each post-office can also easily contain collected RTI petitions to be delivered at central public-authorities.

Revision of rates of Subscription under CGHS

Date : 12.1.2017

Revision of rates of Subscription under CGHS



Allotments & Postings to IPoS probationers of 2013 & 2014 Batches

Date : 11.1.2017

Allotments & Postings to IPoS probationers of 2013 & 2014 Batches

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8th Meeting of Committee on Allowances will be held on 12/1/2017

Date : 11.1.2017

8th Meeting of Committee on Allowances will be held on 12/1/2017.



Family Pension -CAT Judgement

Date : 11.1.2017

Family Pension -CAT Judgement

A long pending family Pension case under New Pension scheme 2004  has been decided today.   Hon'ble  CAT Hyderabad directed the Department to grant Family Pension and DCRG to the wife of the deceased employee   in accordance with the CCS (Pension) Rules  1972. This is the first case.

Vasireddy Sivaji
Circle Secretary

INAUGURATION OF NATIONAL UNION CALENDERS IN AMALAPURAN DIVISION

Date : 11.1.2017

INAUGURATION OF NATIONAL UNION CALENDERS IN AMALAPURAN DIVISION

National Union Calenders in Amalapuram Division  was inaugurated by Hon'ble SPoS Sri.K.Venkateswara Rao







India Post to Start SBI Buddy Wallet Service in Post Offices

Date : 11.1.2017

India Post to Start SBI Buddy Wallet Service in Post Offices

In order to move towards digitization of cash transactions at post offices for its Saving Bank Customers, Department of Posts (DoP) has approached the State Bank of India to provide customized services of State Bank Buddy wallet for branches of Post Offices. Cashiers/Postal Assistant at authorized Post Offices will accept two kinds of withdrawal forms from their Saving Bank customers. One for withdrawing cash and other for loading their Buddy wallet.

Draft of process flow is summarized below:




1. DoP would like to open wallets for their identified Post offices across India.

2. To begin with, DoP will start with 1000 Post Offices and then extend to larger no. of Post Offices. All these Post Offices will be provided with a smart phone, by the respective Divisional Heads/Chief Postmaster/Sr. Postmasters. These phones Will be the assets of the post Office concerned and Will be the deposited in the treasury at end of the day. At the beginning of the day the phone will be given to the SB Cashier handling the Buddy wallet.


3. State Bank Buddy wallet will be downloaded from Google play /Apple store and wallet account will be registered on these (Post Offices’ Official) Mobile Numbers.

4. Sansad Marg HO will be assigned as a nodal office for SBl buddy. DoP will share with SBl the list of mobile nos. to be used on Post Office counters. Against each mobile no. in the list, name & address of PO along with other details considered important for accounting and MIS.

5. SBI will prefund all 1000 post office e-wallet accounts with Rs.20,000 (each wallet to be topped up with Rs.20,000).

6. Cashiers/Postal Assistant at Post Offices will pay to their (PO) customers, through P2P facility (using “Send Money/Ask Money) against special withdrawal forms presented by the customers.

7. At 4.30 pm each day, Buddy Team at GITC will send MIS to NDMB (Sansad Marg) & Sansad Marg HO containing the amount consumed by each PO wallet during the day.

8. At the closure of Post Offices? customer dealing, 3:00 pm State Bank Buddy team will run a scheduled job and block all these wallets so that no further transactions can be made on that day.

9. Buddy team will generate Daily Transaction MIS of these wallets post office wise and share it with DoP

10. No PO wallet will be topped up during the day for increased requirement etc.

11. Buddy team will unblock these wallets in SOD (Start of Day) so that wallets will be operational for use.

1- Between Customer & Cashier/Postal Assistant

i. Customer should download buddy wallet from play store or apple store. Assistance may be required. The cashiers/Postal Assistant will be trained by SBI.
ii. Customer should use 'Ask Option" in Buddy giving mobile number of the Cashier.
iii. The statement of transactions on the wallet of the cashier can be made available by the Bank

At Post office
i. Debit SB account of customer
ii. Credit Wallet Account of customer

Reconciliation
The individual PO will download the Buddy report, check it against the transactions made and will

(A) Either confirm that the report tallied with the transactions done in the post offices, to the nodal office.

Buddy Wallet team (gmdigicomm@sbi.co.in) Sansad Marg HO will pay SBl Sansad Marg main branch at the end of the day as per demand raised by them. In the case of any dispute which is raised by post offices as per para B above, the adjustment would be made next day.