Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Outcome of the SG,FNPO Meeting with Chairman,Postal Services Board

Date : 21.11.2017

On 20-11-2017 SG FNPO met the following officers along with General secretary NUR-C Shri N.K Tyagi.

Chairman, Postal Services Board,
Member (O),
Member (Tec),
Member (Banking)
Member (Planning) &
Director Mail Management.

Subjects discussed with the above officers.
1) CSI roll out and its implications.
2)  Aadhar Updation Counters at all the Post Offices.
3) GDS committee report present Status.
4) Cadre restructuring for left out categories.
5) Shifting of SH RMS Division HQ.
6) India Post Payments Bank -  FNPO comments.
The outcome of the meeting:
Department seriously discussed the CSI issues with the CEO of consultancy. CEO assured that all issues will be settled by the end of this month. Department proposes to call the unions/Federations during the 1st week of December to update the developments.

Aadhar Updation Counters will be opened only selected post offices. The no of offices in each circle will be intimated to the staff side. Our federation pointed Maharashtra Circle, for which Department replied that 1293 Post offices will be identified for Aadhar updation. To meet the shortage of staff in the PO MTS/GDS will be given training for Aadhar updating. Further 5500 PA (selected through staff selection) will be distributed to all circles.

GDS report: MOF raised many queries/objections, all issues clarified by the Department. Department officers are of the hope that MOF will clear the file shortly.

Cadre restructuring for left out categories: Chairman assured he will monitor the file.

Shifting of SH RMS Division HQ. The report will be called for from the circle.

India Post Payments Bank FNPO comments.  Our points have been noted by the Secretary. Our Federation comments on IPPB

Monday, 20 November 2017

FNPO Letter to Chairman,Postal Services Board on Opening of Aadhaar Updation Counters in Post Offices

Date : 21.11.2017

FNPO Letter to Chairman,Postal Services Board on Opening of Aadhaar Updation Counters in Post Offices.



FNPO Comments on IPPB : Letter to Secretary, Department of Posts.

Date : 21.11.2017

FNPO Comments on IPPB : Letter to Secretary, Department of Posts.



Employee Provident Fund members rising, but this does not reflect new jobs creation.

Date : 21.11.2017

Employee Provident Fund members rising, but this does not reflect new jobs creation.




Some senior government functionaries including the human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar have said the accelerated pace at which the EPF subscriber base has expanded this year reflected a pick-up in job creation.


Since January this year, over 1 crore new accounts have been added under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) compared with an annual increase of a quarter of that previously.
Since January this year, over 1 crore new accounts have been added under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) compared with an annual increase of a quarter of that previously. Some senior government functionaries including the human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar have said the accelerated pace at which the EPF subscriber base has expanded this year reflected a pick-up in job creation. But a closer look at this year’s extra EPF registrants would reveal that a good number of them had jobs already and simply got either a first-time or an additional EPF account this year. According to official sources, an amnesty scheme for EPF-defaulter firms that was in force during the first six months of 2017 itself brought over 20 lakh workers under EPF ambit. Under the scheme, employers who were supposed to have registered their employees under EPF (a unit employing 20 or more persons and earning up to Rs 15,000 a month is mandated to provide EPF benefits to the workers) but haven’t added all or part of their workforce to the EPFO were given certain incentives like waiver from damages and certain administrative charges to be compliant.
Additionally, a large segment of the workers under the rolls of contractors attached to government bodies like municipal corporations and certain public sector undertakings have got added to the EPFO subscriber base this year after these bodies asked the contractors to get their workers registered. The obligation of EPF contribution does not lie with the contractors but the principal employers—in this case, the municipalities and other public-sector entities. But conventionally, the public-sector units have been lax in getting these workers into EPF as their inclusions would have inflated their costs. Over the last few months, the government has made the state-run bodies, which exert considerable influence on the so-called government contractors, link several lakhs of workers with the EPF system.
The impressive number of 1 crore new EPF accounts in less than a year should be further discounted because persons with many might have got counted multiple times, the sources added. For instance, a person with UAN from a previous job must have got counted again as a fresh EPF registrant if his new employer has got him a new EPF account after January 2017. The sources said that under the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), which lowers the employers’ EPF cost, 12.6 lakh have got EPFO registrations so far while firms have already applied for another 5.25 lakh but are waiting for the Aadhaar linkage to get these formalised. Under PMRPY, the government is obliged to bear the entire cost of employee pension scheme (EPS), which is 8.33% of basic pay, for “new workers” with a salary up to Rs 15,000 per month for the first three years of their employment. PMPRY has also been an incentive for units to bring workers who have hitherto been outside EPF ambit under the social security cover. Again, the condition of “new employment” for availing the PMRPY benefit offered by the government has later been relaxed by removing the requirement of “creation of new posts”, which meant that replacement jobs too are eligible for the benefit.
When contacted, VP Joy, central commissioner, said that some 3-4 lakh people are getting added to the EPF base every month thanks to PMRPY. The scheme, for which the government has already expended Rs 165 crore, would get a further boost if the rider that firms receiving EPF subsidy (as under PMRPY) cannot avail income tax sop for creation of new employment, Joy added. Since April this year, under Section 80JJAA of the Income Tax Act, firms are allowed deduction of “an amount equal to 30% of additional wages paid to the new regular workmen employed by the assessee in the previous year for three assessment years including the assessment year relevant to the previous year in which such employment is provided”. But this concession won’t be available if the firm availed of an EPF subsidy. Currently, the EPFO has an active subscriber base of 4.7 crore and a corpus of around Rs 9 lakh crore. The annual incremental EPF deposits is around Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
The Financial Express

Online GDS Recruitment Notification released in Andhra Pradesh Circle

Date : 21.11.2017

Online Applications are opened in appost website for AP Gramin Dak Sevaks Recruitment


No.of Posts   : 190

Applications submission start Date : 20.11.2017

Applications submission end Date : 19.12.2017










furthur details plz.visit 
http://appost.in/gdsonline/

Online GDS Recruitment Notification Released in Telangana Circle.

Date : 21.11.2017

Online GDS Recruitment Notification Released in Telangana Circle.

Online Applications are opened in appost website for Telangans Gramin Dak Sevaks Recruitment

No.of Posts   : 127

Applications submission start Date : 20.11.2017

Applications submission end Date : 19.12.2017
















Amendments in various statutory rules of Small Savings Schemes by Ministry of Finance ( DEA) regarding : Department of Post.

Date : 20.11.2017

Amendments in various statutory rules of Small Savings Schemes by Ministry of Finance ( DEA) regarding : Department of Post.






Cabinet approves Introduction of the Payment of Gratuity ( Amendment )Bill 2017, in Parliament : Dated 12.9.2017

Date : 20.11.2017

Cabinet approves Introduction of the Payment of Gratuity  ( Amendment )Bill 2017, in Parliament : Dated 12.9.2017

It is applicable to all Private sector / Public sector undertakings / autonomous organisations under Government of India who are not covered under CCS (Pension Rules ).

The Payment of Gratuity Act 1972  applies to establishments with 10 or more workers. Gratuity is payable to the employee if he or she resigns or retires. 


The Indian government mandates that this payment be at the rate of 15 days salary of the employee for each completed year of service subject to a maximum of ₹ 2000000.

GDS are not covered under CCS(Pension) Rules.

Why Department of Posts not recommended the above said facility to GDS and why Government of India not implemented their Cabinet decision to all the Gramin Dak Sevaks ?

There is no contraversy in this matter.

Amendment Rules clearly applicable to All GDS.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
CS,NUGDS.







Mandatory use of Digital Signature – CPAO Orders dt.14.11.2017

Date : 20.11.2017

Mandatory use of Digital Signature – CPAO Order dated 14.11.2017



Registering of Email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries : Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Date : 20.11.2017

Registering of Email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries : Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 



Saturday, 18 November 2017

Recruitment of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2017

Date : 18.11.2017

Recruitment of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2017




Recruitment of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2017

Application Start Date is 18th November,2017


Application Closing Date is 18th December,2017



Friday, 17 November 2017

Items proposed by the staff side , NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee - Comments of DoPT Reg.

Date : 18.11.2017

Items proposed by the staff side , NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee - Comments of DoPT Reg.







Aadhar Enabled Payments in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana during 2015-2016 : Practical Study.

Date : 18.11.2017

Aadhar Enabled Payments in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana during 2015-2016 : Practical Study.


Source : GDS Report'2016.

How a GDSBPM who is having  5th Scale , performs his additional duty by doing average of 21.36 transactions per day with Bio- metric devices.

Bio-metric devices were accessible with mobile network and Aadhar authentication.

If mobile network is good  and Aadhaar server is busy , how much time it will take to do one transaction ?

If Aadhaar server is freely accessible but mobile network is poor , how much time it will take to do one transaction ?

Is it mandatory to work beyond 5 hours even the scheme is not covered under workload ?

Rule not permitted the GDS to work beyond 5 hours if it is not  covered under the workload of GDS.

In the Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules ,2011 it is clearly mention the working hours

not mention the working hours only based on Directorate workload norms.

This time , it is mandatory to Directorate to decide the matter whether we have to perform our duties onlywith in 5 hours including IPPB & RICT or not ?

Ch.Laxmi Narayana
CS NUGDS

Minutes of the meeting on BD targets with service union representatives held on 7-11-2017 at Circle Office, Andhra Pradesh Circle , Vijayawada.

Date : 17.11.2017

Minutes of the meeting on BD targets with service union representatives held on 7-11-2017 at Circle Office, Andhra Pradesh Circle , Vijayawada.



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Over Time Allowance (OTA) to Operational Staff - seeking Inputs/Comments : DoPT

Date : 17.11.2017

Over Time Allowance (OTA) to Operational Staff - seeking Inputs/Comments : DoPT



Casual Labourers ( Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization ) Scheme - Reg.

Date : 17.11.2017

Casual Labourers ( Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization ) Scheme - Reg.


GDS Current Status & Applicability of Articles 309 & 311 of Constitution of India.

Date : 17.11.2017

GDS Current Status & Applicability of Articles  309 & 311 of Constitution of India.




Article 309 & 311 both are related to Central Government employees.


In the above said para 8.17, Article 309 not covered to GDS.


In the above said para 8.18 , Article 311 applicable to GDS.


GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules ,2011 were not framed under Article 309 of the Constitution of India but under *executive powers of Central Government* after approval of the recommendations of the Nataraja Murthy Committee report.Thus these rules are also non statutory in nature.


According to Dept.of Posts and Government of India , One Article supports GDS (311) i.e.Statutory 


Second Article (309) not supported to GDS i.e non statutory ( which was framed by the Dept.only).


Why Department of Posts adopt that Rule in 2011?

Why they are not interested to amend or withdrawn the executive resolution ?

Is there any mercy on GDS by Directorate?

Past is past. At present RICT & IPPB roll out started.


At this juncture, Directorate must mandatatorily convince the Govt.of India and do favour to 2,70,000 GDS and their families.

If Department & Govt.of India withdrawn their executive resolution reg.GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules ,2011 on GDS employees , then 


All the GDS will automatically convert in to Central Government Employees with the applicability of Article 309 of Constitution of India.


CH.Laxmi Narayana

CS , NUGDS.

Now, government to start mapping your address digitally

Date : 16.11.2017

Now, government to start mapping your address digitally. The government wants to map your address — residential or professional — digitally, something done by Aadhaar for an individual's identification.



The department of posts - which is under the ministry of communications — has ordered a pilot project that will accord a six-character alphanumeric digital address for every property for three postal pin code locations.

The idea is to provide e-locations (like on Google Maps) for the addresses therein and then provide possibilities to link them to other information, such as property title and ownership, property tax records, information on utilities like electricity, water and gas.The eLoc (e-location) pilot project has been approved for two postal pin codes in Delhi and one in Noida, following which the plan is to identify national expansion plans. The digital identity — say, UV77D7 — will be an e-enabled address that can be used parallelly to the existing postal address.Private mapping company MapmyIndia will be carrying out the project for the postal department. 

"The results of the proof of concept may be utilised by the department towards developing a digital address format that would suit the purpose for a national-level project rollout," says a letter signed by additional director-general (mail operations) Abhishek Kumar Singh and sent to MapmyIndia on September 27.

MapmyIndia MD Rakesh Verma said the e-linkage would make it easier to identify complex addresses while providing an opportunity to link them to other amenities and services.

"eLoc will help travellers and commuters search, share and navigate to a destination's exact doorstep far more easily and quickly. It will also reduce time, money, fuel wastage and expenses for businesses in the e-commerce, transportation, logistics and field operations domains," said Verma.

Pilot project to evaluate digital addresses' effectiveness: DoP
Currently, a large number of addresses in the country are difficult to comprehend when read digitally. "For example, an address such as 147, Pocket XX, 2A, Janakpuri can be easily identified online by a digital address such as 8GDTYX. This can be further linked with other associated amenities such as property tax and ownership details, civic amenities etc," an official of the company said.

The approval letter (for the pilot) by the Department of Posts (DoP) said the objective of the project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a digital addressing system.

"The sole ownership of the data/reports or any other documents generated/created in any electronic or physical form, during the course of the proof of concept, shall remain with the department," it said, prohibiting the private company from using the information for any commercial purpose.

The postal department would assist in the exercise through sharing of data on beat maps, verification of the information related to mapping of physical address with the digital addresses and facilitating interactions with their ground staff.

In a statement, Mapmy-India claimed that it already possesses an exhaustive digital address database that includes over 2 crore eLocs of individuals, businesses and government set-ups.

The statement said that the company has partnered Isro and its national satellite imagery service 'Bhuvan' to provide effective mapping coordinates.

Source:-The Times of India

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Brief note on India Post Payments Bank : Directorate asked Views / Comments from Federations

Date : 15.11.2017

Brief note on India Post Payments Bank : Directorate asked Views / Comments from Federations

FNPO affiliated unions Circle/Division/Branch secretaries are requested to provide your comments/views if any by 18.11.2017.