Thursday, 30 November 2017

National Unions , Machilipatnam Division memorandum to Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Sri.Konakalla Narayana

Date : 1.12.2017

National Unions , Machilipatnam Division memorandum to Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Sri.Konakalla Narayana

Sri.T.V.Rao Circle Vice President NAPE Gr-C, Sri.K.V.Narayana Circle Org.Secretary NUPE PM& MTS , Sru.K.Amaleswara Rao Asst.Circle Secretary NUGDS ,Sri. M.Somu Sundar D/SNAPEGr-C with a Delegation from Machilipatnam Division today met Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Sri.Konakalla Narayana and submitted a memorandum requesting his intervention for immediate implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report. He assured that he will write letters in this regard to Union Finance Minister and Prime Minister of India.





GDS Group Insurance Scheme,2010 : Comparitive Study

Date : 29.11.2017

GDS Group Insurance Scheme,2010 : Comparitive Study


Rule :

• The scheme shall apply to all GDS.

• Monthly subscription of Rs.50 is being recovered from TRCA.

• The subscription of Rs.50 comprises a Savings fund of Rs.32.50 & Insurance Fund of Rs.18.50

• Isurance coverage Rs.50,000 who unfortunately die.

• The total accumulation of Savings fund together with interest shall be payable to member on his retirement.

Committee observations and Recommendations :

• It is important to GDS as it provides assured returns to the dependents, in the event of death of the GDS.

• The Committee notes that the amount received by GDS at the time of discharge plays an important role in the life of the GDSs post discharge as they are not entitled for pension.

• Committee recommended the enhancement of monthly subscription of Rs.500 with a insurance coverage of Rs.5 Lakhs.

National Union ( FNPO & NUGDS ) stand :

1. GDS GIS : 

• Annual subscription : Rs.50 × 12 = Rs.600

• Dependents will get only Rs.50,000 and Savings fund with interest. In any case the total amount received will not exceeds Rs.65,000.

2.  Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti     Bhima Yojana :

• Annual subscription : Rs.330 only (which is nearly half of the GDS GIS subscription )

• Family members will get Rs.2 Lakhswhich is three times higher than GDS GIS.

Conclusion :

Is this scheme favour to GDS ?

Definitely it is not an attractive scheme when compared to other schemes.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
CS,NUGDS.

Regarding mandatory of Savings Account for credit of maturity/interest : SB Order 15/2017

Date : 30.11.2017

#Regarding mandatory of Savings Account for credit of maturity/interest. 

​Dear Sir/Madam,

Please refer to SB order no. 15/2017 regarding mandatory of Savings Account for credit of maturity/interest.  In this regard  it is intimated that this SB order (no. 15/2017) will be implemented w.e.f. 15th December 2017 instead of 1st December 2017 due to some technical issues.  It is therefore requested that all post offices may be instructed accordingly. 

With Regards.

Sachin Kishore,
DDG (FS)
Dak Bhawan,
Sansad Marg,
New Delhi
Ph 23096101, 
23036668

Stop CSI Roll out before the introduction of RICT in AP Circle : FNPO Letter to Secretary, DoP

Date : 30.11.2017

Stop CSI Roll out before the introduction of RICT in AP Circle : FNPO Letter to Secretary, DoP



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Procedure for surrender of Lapsed policies of PLI/RPLI : Directorate Order Dated 29.11.2017

Date : 29.11.2017

Procedure for surrender of 'Lapsed' policies of PLI/RPLI : Directorate Order Dated 29.11.2017



Social Security Schemes to Gramin Dak Sevaks : A small study.

Date : 29.11.2017


Social Security Schemes to Gramin Dak Sevaks : A small study.




National Union (FNPO & NUGDS) Report to GDS Pay Committee & Directorate :

GDS ar deprived of the State Government welfare/ pension schemes which are available to common man, as the State Govt. consider the working/ discharged GDS as Central Govt.employee and reject their application on this ground.

There are several schemes launched by the Central & State Govt. for housing , health , emoyment etc. But the benefits of these programmes are not reaching to GDS and their family members because of their projected status as a Govt.employee.

For example in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana States , GDS are not eligible for issuing White Ration Card , medical re-embursement schemes like Aarogyasri & NTR Vaidhya Bheema , Housing schemes , childrens educational fee re-embursement , Old age pension etc. which were provided to all COMMON MAN living in these both States.

Therefore we are in the view , that the Central and State Governments not treated GDS as a COMMON MAN also.

Department View :


The GDS are not covered under CCS (Pension ) Rules,1972 and therefore , they are not entitled for any pension,GPF and other benefits . So, DoP has sympathytically designed some social security schemes to GDS i.e. Sevarance now called as Service Dischage Benefit Scheme (SDBS) ,Gratuity,Group Insurance etc.

Sevarance ( SDBS ):

For each completed year of service @1500/- up to 2011 and there after SDBS scheme is introduced . At present maximum amount payable to GDS to this scheme is Rs.60,000/-

Ex-Gratia Gratuity :

At present maximum amount payable to GDS to this scheme is Rs.60,000/-

Group Insurance Scheme : 

At present insurance coverage of Rs.50,000 with a monthly subscription of Rs.50 is available to all GDS. But it is not a attractive scheme when compared to PMJJBY.


Committee Recommendations :

In the above said two schemes , the GDS Committee recommended 1.5 Lakh to Sevarence amount with delinking the SDBS and 5 Lakhs to Gratuity.GIS recommended for 5 Lakhs with a monthly subscription of Rs.500.

But according to latest information, Severance & gratuity schemes are recommended @1.5 Lakh  by the Greatest Departmental Committee who knows everything about GDS System and also who are enjoying on the slavery deaths of GDS.No change of insurance coverage of Rs.50,000 in case of GDS GIS.

Conclusion :

Rules must made according to Labour Laws and Constitution of India

But, not with in the four walls of the AC ROOM according to Department wish.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
CS, NUGDS

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners Portal : Dept.of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

Date : 29.11.2017

Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners Portal : Dept.of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


Creche rules to be framed under the Amendment Maternity Benefit Act,1961 : Regarding - Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Date : 29.11.2017

Creche rules to be framed under the Amendment Maternity Benefit Act,1961 : Regarding - Ministry of Labour & Employment.


Life of a discharged GDS : GDS are forced to beg on the streets after retirement - Small Analysis

Date : 28.11.2017

Life of a discharged GDS : GDS are forced to beg on the streets after retirement - Small Analysis.




Committee observations :

Committee in its report in para no.18.6 presented their observations as follows.

The Committee was also informed that the discharged GDSs are dependent upon their family members for subsistence and most of them face troubles in old age. During the interaction with GDSs in Tamil Nadu Circle, the Committee was informed that *few GDSs are forced to beg on the street due to their pathetic condition.*

They requested the GDS Committee to look into these issues in depth and recommend proposals which can provide sufficient means for respect life after discharge from their service.

• Total amount received by GDS after retirement is not enough in present context to manage even his/her own post discharge life.

• They will also not capable of doing any physical work to earn their livelihood after their discharge at the age of 65 years.

• They suffer from health related issues and have no or little support to look after their well being.


National Union ( FNPO & NUGDS ) stand :

At present Severance Rs.60,000 , Ex-gratia gratuity Rs.60,000 and Group Insurance nearly 10,000 with a total of Rs.1,30,000 admissible to GDS after their discharge from service.

If that entire amount received by GDS is deposited under MIS, GDS will receive only Rs.845 per month as income.

Is it sufficient for his livelihood ?



It is evidently proved by the GDS Pay Committee that the Rule 3A(iii) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 (GDS must have other sources of income for better livelihood) is not practical and it is in paper only.

Because of not having other sources of income, GDS are completely depend up on the TRCA only.Due to this , majority of GDS not getting enough salary for look after the welfare of his family and parents.

90% of the GDS children education is only SSC with average marks because they are all studied in Government Schools.( They are not entitled to CEA which were available to regular Departmental  employees).

With low standards of education & less marks , their children are not even getting the so called GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS JOB.

GDS Childrens educational qualifications were proved before the Committee & Directorate by illustrating the GDS Compassionate engagements( in every Circle, 90% of the dependents whose qualification is SSC only who are selected for GDS). (This is only because of low paid  salary)

With this minimum qualification , how a dependend look after the welfare of a dicharged GDS (with out any pension, medical benifit)

So GDS are in a position , they are unable to manage better livelyhood for him , his family and parents while they are in service. At the same time dependents are also not capable to look after the welfare of the GDS when they discharged from service.

But, the Seniormost GDS offcials are the real heros of India Post why because , with out their comfortable service from Kaashmir to Kanya Kumari , the INDIA POST BANK is not possible.

Conclusion :

By considering all these hungry issues , Committee must recommend some welfare measures like pension (EPF), medical fecility (ESI) to GDS.

But, they simly forward these issues to Department of Posts and suggested to discuss with the Service Unions in this regard.

Even after completion of 1 year ,DoP not recognised the suggestion of Committee and till now Directorate not invited the service associations  to discusss in this matter.

This is nothing but anti labour and Feudalism.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
CS, NUGDS

Monday, 27 November 2017

Additional duties of Postman/Delivery Staff

Date : 28.11.2017

Additional duties of Postman/Delivery Staff

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Seeding of Aadhaar number in all the existing POSB accounts by 01.12.2017 : Member (Banking) DoP

Date : 28.11.2017

Seeding of Aadhaar number in all the existing POSB accounts by 01.12.2017 : Member (Banking) DoP


Government to examine Rs.5 lakh tax exemption proposal for Pensioners

Date : 27.11.2017

Government to examine Rs.5 lakh tax exemption proposal for Pensioners

The finance ministry has informed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor that his suggestion to increase the tax exemption limit for pension up to Rs 5 lakh would be examined during the ongoing preparations for the Union Budget 2018, according to a communication.

Responding to a letter written by Tharoor in late September, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempted from income tax in all cases was examined.
"The proposal would be examined during the exercise for the ensuing Union Budget 2018 and the outcome would be reflected in the Finance Bill, 2018," said the letter, which was tweeted by Tharoor.
The letter, dated November 14, said that a pensioner who is above 80 years is not required to pay tax if the total income, including pension, does not exceed Rs 5 lakh.

"The suggestion that pension up to Rs 5 lakh per annum should be exempt in all cases would require amendment to the existing provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961," the letter said.

A pensioner, who is a senior citizen - aged 60 to 80 years - is exempt from income tax if the income, including from pension, does not exceed Rs 3 lakh.

About the letter, Tharoor tweeted, "Govt's semi- encouraging reply to my request to exempt pensioners from tax on the first 5 lakhs of income. Hope @arunjaitley will include this in his next budget".

The work for preparation of the General Budget has already commenced and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present it to Parliament in the first week of February.





Transfers under Rule 38 : Hyderabad Headquarter Region , Telangana Ciecle

Date : 27.11.2017

Transfers under Rule 38 : Hyderabad Headquarter Region , Telangana Ciecle





Downgradation of Chinchbunder HO-400009 (PS Gr-B Gazetted) into Sub Post Office (HSG-I) and Upgradation of the status of Chembur HO-400071 (HSG-I) to the level of PS Gr-B Gazetted HO

Date : 27.11.2017

Downgradation of Chinchbunder HO-400009 (PS Gr-B Gazetted) into Sub Post Office (HSG-I) and Upgradation of the status of Chembur HO-400071 (HSG-I) to the level of PS Gr-B Gazetted HO


Sunday, 26 November 2017

GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011 : Rule 3A (iii) - Overview

Date : 26.11.2017

GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011 : Rule 3A (iii) - Overview

Rule : A Sevak shall have to give an undertaking that he has other sources of income besides the allowances paid or to be paid by the Government for adequate means of livelihood for himself and his family.

Committee views :

• The Committee also found out during the visit to Circles that this condition is not being implemented in letter and spirit and merely exists on paper in most of the cases.

• This conditon exists in paper only.

• The declarations given by GDS were mostly not correct.

• No action has been taken by the Dept.for submitting incorrect declarations.

• How alternative means of livelihood is available to GDSs who come to work from outside the post village due to changed residence condition ?

• The employeers who hire labours for different works in the rural areas ,will not hire GDSs for 2-3 hours in a day after working hours of GDS Post Office.

• A large percentage of GDSs are now solely dependent upon the wages which they receive from the Department.

Finally, the Committee feels that this condition needs to be changed appropriately which suits the requirements of the Department as well as GDSs.

Department View  :

• After examining all these issues, Directorate dont want to made any changes in this rule and hence they are in the view that " the maximum working hours is restricted to 5 hours according to Rule 3A(i) , there is no logic seen in taking away this condition.

NUGDS(FNPO) stand  :

• Both these rules i.e, 3A(i) & 3A(iii) are interlinked 

• We submitted and proved before Kamalesh Chandra Committee and Directorate that " majority of GDS were performed their duties beyond 5 hours with the standards of workload norms assigned by DoP & upto 10 to 15 hours by including MGNREGS and Social Security Pensions.Hence, requested the DoP to provide 8 hour duty to all GDS.

If 8 hours duty provided to GDS by DoP, there is no need to take declarations from GDS for other sources of income.
                              (or) 
It is evidently proved by the GDS Pay Committee Report , that" this rule exists in paper only".

Conclusion :

There fore, we ask, request and demand the abolition of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 for better livelihood of India Post.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
CS,NUGDS

Committee observations & Comments :

Saturday, 25 November 2017

NUGDS,Telangana Circle Memorandum to Hon'ble MP Sri.P.Srinivasa Reddy , Khammam.

Date : 25.11.2017

NUGDS,Telangana Circle Memorandum to Hon'ble MP Sri.P.Srinivasa Reddy , Khammam.

Today Sri.CH.Koteswara Rao Circle Treasurer, NUGDS Telangana Circle , Sri.K.Nageswara Rao Div.President,Khammam with a Delegation from Khammam NUGDS Union met Hon'ble Member of Parliament (LS) Sri.P.Srinivasa Reddy and submitted a memorandum for immediate implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.He assured that he will take up the issue immediately with the Union Finance Minister and Communication Minister.



Friday, 24 November 2017

Postponement of Bi-monthly meeting with Service Unions/Associations -Reg : Kurnool Region.

Date : 25.11.2017

Postponement of Bi-monthly meeting with Service Unions/Associations -Reg : Kurnool Region.



Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 declared

Date : 25.11.2017

Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 declared





Please click below link to view the PA/SA Result on categorywise

Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 announced. Please visit Maharashtra Postal Circle official website i.e. www.maharashtrapost.gov.in

Postal Life Insurance Policies : Bonus Rates

Date : 25.11.2017

Postal Life Insurance Policies : Bonus Rates




Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - regarding : DoPT

Date : 24.11.2017

Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - regarding : DoPT





Expansion of coverage of Postal Life Insurance

Date : 24.11.2017

Expansion of coverage of Postal Life Insurance to professionals.




LDCE Examinations IP, PS Gr-B and others through online only: DoP

Date : 24.11.2017

LDCE Examinations IP, PS Gr-B and others through online only: DoP


Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 : Ministry of Finance

Date : 24.11.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 : Ministry of Finance






Thursday, 23 November 2017

Minutes of four monthly meeting with CPMG and NAPE Group-c union on 22-11-2017.

Date : 24.11.2017

Minutes of four monthly meeting with CPMG and NAPE Group-c union on 22-11-2017.




NUGDS Membership in GDS Welfare Committee : Vijayawada Region, Andhra Pradesh Circle.

Date : 24.11.2017

NUGDS Membership in GDS Welfare Committee :   Vijayawada Region, Andhra Pradesh Circle.


GDS Report : Flash News

Date : 23.11.2017

GDS Report : Flash News


Finance Ministry has advised the Department of Posts to take opinion of Dept.of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW) regarding GDS Pay Committee Recommendations , particularly in Gratuity & Pension related issues. According to this DoP sent the GDS Report file to DOP&PW for their opinion.

After receiving approval from Finance Ministry and opinion from DOP&PW , Cabinet Note will be prepared which will be presented before the Central Cabinet.

It will take some more time for implementation of GDS Committee Report.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
President,NUGDS.