Wednesday, September 17, 2014

POSTAL JCA சார்பாக நாம் கொடுத்த கோரிக்கைகளின் மீது விவாதிக்க சம்மேளன தலைவர்களுக்கு அஞ்சல் வாரியம் அழைப்பு 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Charter of Demand - Department invites PJCA (NFPE & FNPO) for preliminary discussions

No. 08/07/2014-SR
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, dated 16th September, 2014

To
            The Secretary General
            National Federation of Postal Employees
            Dada Ghosh Bhavan, 215/11
            New Patel Road
            New Delhi – 110 008

The Secretary General
Federation of National Postal Organization
Chambri No. CH 17-1-18
Atul Grove Road
New Delhi – 110 001

Dear Sir,


Subject: Programme of agitation by Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) comprising NFPE and FNPO for settlement of Charter of Demands submitted by them and their affiliated unions – meeting  – regarding.

Sir,
            In order to discuss the charter of demands with regard to the above said programme, Member (Operations) has kept a meeting with the Secretaries General, NFPE and FNPO in his chamber on Thursday, the 18/09/2014 from 0930 hrs. to 1030 hrs.  You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend.

It is reiterated that only two Secretaries General may attend this meeting.


Yours faithfully,


(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

அஞ்சல் துறையின் முக்கியத்துவம் அதிகரிக்கிறது --

Task Force On Leveraging The Post Office Network  


இந்த கமிட்டி அனைத்து   அமைட்சகங்களையும் உள்ளடக்கி அதன் திட்டங்களை அஞ்சல் துறை மூலம் செயல்படுத்தும் .ஒரே நாளில் வங்கிகளில் 1.80 லட்சம் கணக்குகள் தொடங்கபடுகின்றன என்றால் அஞ்சலக சேமிப்புக்கும் போட்டி வந்து விட்டது என்பதனை நாம் உணர முடிகிறது .
தபால் ,மெயில்  என்பதனை தாண்டி நமது பரந்துகிடக்கும் நெட் வொர்க்கை பயன்படுத்த மத்திய அரசு முடிவு எடுத்துள்ளது 


 

Task Force On Leveraging The Post Office Network

The Government of India has decided to set up a Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network.
The objective behind setting up of the Task Force is to transform the Post Office Network in keeping with changing market trends and competition.
This will include rationalization of the network with focus on mail/parcel services, particularly in rural areas, upgradation of infrastructure/ technology, incorporating global best practices, introducing new services and participation of multiple players.

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Task Force are as under:
·    To provide efficient postal network and points of presence (particularly in rural areas and small towns) to Central Government Ministries / Departments, State Goverments (including Local Self Government) and private sector players for delivering various citizen-centric services, schemes, products to the people.

·    To further the role of Post Office in Financial Inclusion, including Insurance products;

·    The infrastructure requirements of the post offices and the Postal Network; and

·    To make the Post Office financially viable

The Task Force will devise its own mechanism / modalities to examine the issues mentioned in the ToRs and submit its Report within three months from the date of constitution.

The composition of Task Force is as follows:

T.S.R. Subramanian ( Retired Cabinet Secretary )  Chairman
TSR Subramanian is a former cabinet secretary of the India. He is a 1961 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre.

Shri T.V Mohandas Pai ( Bangalore ) Member

T.V. Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He used to be a Member of the Board of Directors of Infosys, and Head Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources, and Infosys Leadership Institute.


Shri G.N. Bajpai ( Mumbai, Former Chairman, SEBI ) Member

Shri Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai is a distinguished leader in Indian business, was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Mr. Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership and exemplary integrity. He has served/serves as non-executive chairman and a director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business, and authored several books.

Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia ( IIM, Ahmedabad ) Member

Prof. Dholakia is on the faculty of Economics Area at IIM Ahmedabad since 1985. He has about 37 years of experience of teaching Economics to different groups like students, executives, policy makers and senior government officers.

Shri R.S. Sharma ( Secretary (E & IT), Government of India ) -  Member
R. S. Sharma joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. In 1986, he wrote a program in DBASE, a programming language that would keep a record of all stolen firearms in the crime-prone district.

Shri L. C. Goyal ( Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Government of India ) Member
Shri L. C. Goyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, is presently working as Secretary in Department of Rural Development.

Shri Rakesh Garg ( Secretary,Department of Telecom, Government of India ) Member
Shri Rakesh Garg is currently working as Secretary in Department of Telecom.

Kavery Banerjee ( Secretary, Department of Posts, Government of India ) Member
Ms. Kavery Banerjee, IPoS 78, is presently working as Secretary, Department of Posts.

Shri Kamleshwar Prasad ( Member (o), Department of Posts ) Member
Shri Kamleshwar Prasad, is a retired Member, Postal Services Board, Department of Posts.

Shri Vasumitra ( CPMG, Delhi Circle, Department of Posts ) CircleMember
Shri Vasumitra is presently working as Chief Postmaster General, Delhi 

                                                   வருந்துகிறோம்  

தோழியர் உமாதேவி PA ப ர்கிட்மாநகரம்  அவர்களின் மாமனாரும் ,தோழர் பரமதேவன் GDSMD கண்ணநல்லூர் அவர்களின் தகப்பனாருமாகிய  திரு மூக்கன் (75 ) அவர்கள் 12.09.2014 அன்று மரணமடைந்தார்கள் என்பதனை வருத்ததோடுதெரிவித்து கொள்கிறோம் .அன்னாரது இறுதி சடங்கு 13.09.2014 காலை 10 மணிக்கு கண்ணநல்லூர் கிராமத்தில்   நடைபெறும் 
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அன்பார்ந்த தோழர்களே ! 
   2006 க்கு  முன்பு பணி ஓய்வு பெற்ற ஊழியர்களுக்கு ஆறாவது சம்பளக்குழு 
அடிப்படையில் ஊதியம் நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்டு அதில் 50 சதம் குறைந்த பட்ச பென்சனாக வழங்க வேண்டும் -- உச்ச நீதிமன்றம் 

PRE-2006 PENSIONERS - FIXATION CASE


தியர்   ஓய்வூதியர்களுக்கு, மிகப் பெரும் போராட்டத்திற்குப் பின்னர்  ஆறாவது ஊதியக் குழுவில்  பரிந்துரைக்கப் பட்ட படி  "the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired"என்பது  உச்ச நீதி மன்றம் வரை சென்று , அதன் மீது அரசின் SLP ,  review  petition , curative petition எல்லாம் கடந்து , இன்று முழுமையாக வெல்லப்பட்டுள்ளது. அனைத்து ஒய்வூதியர்களுக்கும் இதனைத் தெரிவிக்கவும்.

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 1.  After reading our earlier website write up (Sl.2) on the above subject, some readers have sought the details of the case.
 2.      The facts of the case briefly stated are as under:
         a)    The VI CPC in para 5.1.47 of their report recommended that the fixation of revised pension as per the table given by them “will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired”.
         b)    The Government of India in their Resolution No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 29-8-2008 accepted the above proviso by reproducing it per verbatim at item 12 of the statement showing the relevant recommendations and decision of the Government thereon (vide Annexure to the said Resolution).
         c)    In Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M No.38/37/08 P&PW dated 1-9-2008 same proviso has been incorporated at para 4.2 thereof.
         d)    The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare through their clarificatory O.M. No.38/37/08 - P&PW (A) pt. 1 dated 3-10-2008 however modified the para 4.2 of their OM dated 1-9-2008 as under:
                 The pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated (i) at the minimum pay in the pay band (irrespective of the prerevised scale of pay from which the pensioner is retired) plus grade pay corresponding to the prerevised pay scale.”
         e)    In other words in all cases it would be minimum pay of the pay band which would be taken and not the minimum pay in the pay band corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.
         f)     This clarification was challenged by the Central Government SAG (S-29) Pensioners Association in Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (vide O.A. No.655/2010). Hon’ble Tribunal in their order dated 1-11-2011 quashed the above clarificatory order of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare dated 3-10-2008 and directed the respondents refix the pension of all pre 2006 retirees with effect from 1-1-2006 based on Government Resolution dates 29-8-2008.
         g)   Government of India challenged the above decision of the said Tribunal before Delhi High Court vide WP (C) No.1535/2012 which was dismissed by the High Court vide their order dated 29-4-2013 upholding the decision of the Tribunal.
                Government of India then filed the following S.L. Ps etc.
                (i)    SLP (C) No.23055/2013 dismissed on 29-7-2013.
                (ii)   Review Petition (C) No.2492/2013 dismissed on 12-11-2013.
                (iii)  Curative Petition (C) No.126/2014 dismissed on 30-4-2014.
                Thus the CAT verdict dated 1-11-2011 attained legal finality.
                On 15-5-2014 the Hon’ble CAT Principal Bench New Delhi disposed of the contempt petition No.158/2012 directing the Union of India to implement the directions of the Tribunal expeditiously, preferably within three months”.

3.      The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare in their letter No.38/77-A/09-P&PW(A) dated 29-5-2014 written to the Secretary of Petitioner Associaiton (Central Govt. SAG (S-29) Pensioners Association) has stated that as per the directions of Hon’ble CAT their order dated 1-11-2011 is required to be implemented “only in respect of Petitioners in O.A. No.655/2010 and not in respect of all pre 2006 retirees as per the Tribunals order dated 1-11-2011.
         
          There is no such direction that it should be implemented only in respect of Petitioners. May be that Government Advocate had indicated that Government is willing to implement the judgment qua petitioners but the Tribunal had disposed of the contempt Petition by directing the Union of India to implement their directions dated 1-11-2011 expeditiously.

4.      It will not be out of place to mention here that in response to answer to Lok Sabha unstarred question No.3406 Govt. replied that  the above directions of the CAT Principal Bench had already been implemented in respect of all pre 2006 retirees but from an arbitrarily fixed date of 24-9-2012 (vide Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. F.No.38/40/12 P&PW(A) dated 28-1-2013) This order was not restricted only to members of the Petitioners Association. Accordingly the direction to implement it wef 1-1-2006 issued by the CAT has to be implemented in respect of all pre 2006 retirees also.

அன்பார்ந்த தோழர்களே ! 
                         2006 க்கு பணி ஓய்வு பெற்ற ஊழியர்களுக்கு புதிய சம்பள விகிதத்தில் 50 சதம் குறைந்தபட்ச பென்சனாக கொடுக்க வேண்டும்  

PRE-2006 PENSIONERS - FIXATION CASE


தியர்   ஓய்வூதியர்களுக்கு, மிகப் பெரும் போராட்டத்திற்குப் பின்னர்  ஆறாவது ஊதியக் குழுவில்  பரிந்துரைக்கப் பட்ட படி  "the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired"என்பது  உச்ச நீதி மன்றம் வரை சென்று , அதன் மீது அரசின் SLP ,  review  petition , curative petition எல்லாம் கடந்து , இன்று முழுமையாக வெல்லப்பட்டுள்ளது. அனைத்து ஒய்வூதியர்களுக்கும் இதனைத் தெரிவிக்கவும்.

========================================================================
 1.  After reading our earlier website write up (Sl.2) on the above subject, some readers have sought the details of the case.
 2.      The facts of the case briefly stated are as under:
         a)    The VI CPC in para 5.1.47 of their report recommended that the fixation of revised pension as per the table given by them “will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired”.
         b)    The Government of India in their Resolution No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 29-8-2008 accepted the above proviso by reproducing it per verbatim at item 12 of the statement showing the relevant recommendations and decision of the Government thereon (vide Annexure to the said Resolution).
         c)    In Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M No.38/37/08 P&PW dated 1-9-2008 same proviso has been incorporated at para 4.2 thereof.
         d)    The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare through their clarificatory O.M. No.38/37/08 - P&PW (A) pt. 1 dated 3-10-2008 however modified the para 4.2 of their OM dated 1-9-2008 as under:
                 The pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated (i) at the minimum pay in the pay band (irrespective of the prerevised scale of pay from which the pensioner is retired) plus grade pay corresponding to the prerevised pay scale.”
         e)    In other words in all cases it would be minimum pay of the pay band which would be taken and not the minimum pay in the pay band corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.
         f)     This clarification was challenged by the Central Government SAG (S-29) Pensioners Association in Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (vide O.A. No.655/2010). Hon’ble Tribunal in their order dated 1-11-2011 quashed the above clarificatory order of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare dated 3-10-2008 and directed the respondents refix the pension of all pre 2006 retirees with effect from 1-1-2006 based on Government Resolution dates 29-8-2008.
         g)   Government of India challenged the above decision of the said Tribunal before Delhi High Court vide WP (C) No.1535/2012 which was dismissed by the High Court vide their order dated 29-4-2013 upholding the decision of the Tribunal.
                Government of India then filed the following S.L. Ps etc.
                (i)    SLP (C) No.23055/2013 dismissed on 29-7-2013.
                (ii)   Review Petition (C) No.2492/2013 dismissed on 12-11-2013.
                (iii)  Curative Petition (C) No.126/2014 dismissed on 30-4-2014.
                Thus the CAT verdict dated 1-11-2011 attained legal finality.
                On 15-5-2014 the Hon’ble CAT Principal Bench New Delhi disposed of the contempt petition No.158/2012 directing the Union of India to implement the directions of the Tribunal expeditiously, preferably within three months”.

3.      The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare in their letter No.38/77-A/09-P&PW(A) dated 29-5-2014 written to the Secretary of Petitioner Associaiton (Central Govt. SAG (S-29) Pensioners Association) has stated that as per the directions of Hon’ble CAT their order dated 1-11-2011 is required to be implemented “only in respect of Petitioners in O.A. No.655/2010 and not in respect of all pre 2006 retirees as per the Tribunals order dated 1-11-2011.
         
          There is no such direction that it should be implemented only in respect of Petitioners. May be that Government Advocate had indicated that Government is willing to implement the judgment qua petitioners but the Tribunal had disposed of the contempt Petition by directing the Union of India to implement their directions dated 1-11-2011 expeditiously.

4.      It will not be out of place to mention here that in response to answer to Lok Sabha unstarred question No.3406 Govt. replied that  the above directions of the CAT Principal Bench had already been implemented in respect of all pre 2006 retirees but from an arbitrarily fixed date of 24-9-2012 (vide Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. F.No.38/40/12 P&PW(A) dated 28-1-2013) This order was not restricted only to members of the Petitioners Association. Accordingly the direction to implement it wef 1-1-2006 issued by the CAT has to be implemented in respect of all pre 2006 retirees also.