Friday, 30 September 2016

அன்புத் தோழர்களே! தோழியர்களே!!
வணக்கம். நமது GDS ஊழியர்களின் 2014-15 Bonus உயர்த்தப்பட்ட தொகை மறுக்கப்பட்டதை வலியுறுத்தியும், Casual Labour ஊழியர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்பட்ட ஆணை படி பணப்பயன்கள் மறுக்கப்பட்டு வரும் தமிழகத்தில் COC சார்பில் 2கட்ட போராட்டம் அறிவிக்கப்பட்டு கடந்த 29.09.2016 கோட்ட, கிளை மட்டங்களில் கருப்பு சின்னம் அணிந்து சிறப்பாக மாநிலம் முழுவதும் நடைபெற்றுள்ளது, இதில் கலந்துகொண்ட அஞ்சல் 3 முதல் CL வரை அனைத்து பொறுப்பாளர்களுக்கும், தோழர் தோழியர்களுக்கும் GDS மாநிலச்சங்கம் நன்றியை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறது.

 அகில இந்திய PJCA அறிவித்த 4 கட்ட போராட்டத்தின் விளைவாகவும் போனஸ் கோரிக்கை கோப்பு நமது ஊதியக்குழுவில் பரிசீலிக்கப்பட்டு ரூ 7000/- உயர் சீலிங் வழங்கலாம் என பரிந்துரைக்கப்பட்டு அஞ்சல் இலாக்காவிற்கு அனுப்பப்பட்டதாக நமது NFPE சம்மேளன மா பொதுச்செயலர் R.N.பராசர் அவர்களிடம் ஊதியக்குழு தலைவர் தெரிவித்ததாக கூறினார். 

ஆகவே, நமது COC ன் 2 ம் கட்ட போராட்டமான CPMG அலுவலக வாயிலில் வரும் 05.10.2016 காலை 10 மணி முதல் நடைபெறும் தர்ணா போராட்டத்தில் அனைத்து அஞ்சல் 3, அஞ்சல் 4, RMS 3, RMS 4, Admin, Accts SBCO,GDS, CCL பொறுப்பாளர்கள் மற்றும் தோழர் தோழியர்கள் அனைவரும் கலந்துகொள்ளுமாறு GDS மாநிலச்சங்கம் கேட்டுக்கொள்கிறது

Publishing of Press release & Notice related to Recruitment in India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Ltd.

India Post Payments Bank starts recruitment 
Press Release

India Post Payments Bank has started its recruitment drive with the release of the advertisement for the post of the Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), other CXOs who will be heading its Operations, Risk and Compliance, Finance, HR & Administration and Sales and Marketing Departments. 

It has also advertised for some contractual positions across multiple Departments. Regular recruitment for other positions across scale I-VII will also be announced in the coming weeks. IPPB has also called for deputations from Public Sector Banks for some corporate HQ positions and will shortly be seeking deputations from banks, post office & other Govt Depts for its branch locations. IPPB plans to recruit about 3500 professionals in the coming months. Details are available on the India Post website. 

IPPB will be headquartered in New Delhi and plans to launch 650 branches across the country by the next year. The India Post Payments Bank will leverage the widespread reach and the trust that the Post office enjoys in the minds of the citizen to truly drive financial inclusion. With all 1.54 lac Post offices, including 1.39 lac rural post offices as its access points and 650 Payments bank branches in district HQ locations it will be the most accessible bank in the world in terms of reach. It will deploy state of the art technology to make banking both simple and convenient to its customers. 

IPPB calls upon dedicated and committed professionals who would want to be part of the journey to create a national financial architecture which will connect every citizen with the financial services that they need to access. 
GDS கிளை அலுவலகங்கள் கணினி மயம்- முதற்கட்டம் கர்நாடகா மாநிலம் மாண்டியா அஞ்சல் கோட்டத்தில் கடந்த ஜூன் மாதத்தில் அறிமுகப்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது. இதற்கான பயிற்சி வகுப்பு இன்போசிஸ் நிறுவனத்தால் வழங்கப்படுகிறது. பரிட்சாத்த முறையில் செயல் படுத்த உள்ள மாநிலங்களில் இருந்து கோட்டத்திற்கு ஒருவர் பயிற்சிக்கு அழைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளனர்.

இம்மாத அதாவது october -16 இறுதிக்குள் 1657 கிளை அஞ்சல் அலுவலகங்கள் RICT உடன் செயல்பட உள்ளதாக அதற்க்கான அறிக்கை மைசூர் PTC இல் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது


சம்மேளன புதிய பொறுப்பாளர்கள் பட்டியல்

LIST OF NEWLY ELECTED OFFICER BEARERS OF NFPE ELECTED IN Xth FEDERAL COUNCIL HELD AT GUWAHATI (ASSAM) FROM 07th to 09th 2016 : APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.

No.17/16/2016-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001.
Dated the    28th   September, 2016.
To,
1.            All Heads of Postal Circle.
2.            All Postmasters General.
3.            Director of Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad (UP).
4.            CGM, PLI Directorate, Chankyapuri PO, New Delhi.
5.            CGM, (BD&M) Directorate, Dak Bhavan, New Delhi.
6.            Postmaster General, Foreign Mails, Mumbai.
7.            All Directors, Postal Training Centres.
8.            Directors Foreign Mails, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
9.            All Directors/Dy. Directors of Accounts (Postal).
Subject:-  List of new office bearers of National Federation of Postal Employees elected in 10th Federal Council of the said federation held at Guwahati (Assam) from 07-09-2016 to 09-09-2016.
Madam/Sir,
          I am directed to state that fresh election of National Federation of Postal Employees has been conducted and a list of new office bearers elected in 10th  Federal Council of the said union held at Guwahati (Assam) from 07-09-2016 to 09-09-2016  is as under:-
Designation
Name of the Office Bearer (Shri/Smt.)
Official Designation & Working Place
President
Sh. Giri Raj Singh
SA (MACP-III) R-3 (Delhi).
Working President
Sh. T. Manoharan
(P-3 Tamilnadu)
Vice Presidents
1.    Sh. K.K. Sharma
Mail Man, S.J. Stg. Office Air Mail Stg. Dn. New Delhi.
2.    Sh. Umashankar Chakraborti
Supervisor (HSG-II), O/o DPLI Kolkata.
3.    Sh. S.B. Yadav
Sr. Accountant, O/o DA (P) Lucknow (U.P.)
Secretary General
Sh. R.N. Parashar
APM Accounts, Mathura HO (U.P.).
Deputy  Secretary General
Smt. R. Seethalakshmi
Post woman, Bangalore City H.O.-560002 (Karnataka).
Asstt. Secretaries  General
1.    Sh. S. Raghupathy
ASPM, Perambur Barracks P.O., Chennai (TN)
2.    Sh. Janardhan Mazumdar
PA, Princep Street PO Kolkata (WB)
3.    Sh. M.V. Janardanan
Postman, Kannur H.O. (Kerala).
Financial Secretary
Sh. Raj Kumar
Stg., Postman, Karol Bagh P.O., New Delhi – 110005.
           
  2.       This is for information and taking necessary action as per existing instructions on the subject.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Amit Pankaj)
ADG (SR & Legal/ Pension)
Copy to: 1.Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Employees, 1st Floor,   North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001.
                2 All Sections in the Department of Posts.
Sd/-
(Amit Pankaj)
ADG (SR & Legal/ Pension)

 

Thursday, 29 September 2016



FLASH NEWS

Regarding grant of enhanced bonus of 7000 to GDS, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE discussed with Chairman, GDS Committee, Shri Kamalesh Chandra today (29.09.2016). Chairman informed that he had recommended for payment of bonus to GDS at the enhanced calculation ceiling of Rs. 7000/- and the file returned to Postal Board. (Last time Nataraja Murthy Committee has recommended that GDS should not be paid enhanced bonus and their bonus should be reduced to 50% of the departmental employees). Now that, GDS committee has recommended 7000, Postal JCA has demanded Postal Board to issue bonus orders of GDS with calculation ceiling of 7000/- without any further delay.

Grant of enhanced bonus to GDS and payment of revised wages of casual labourers – agitational programmes culminating in two days nationwide strike on 9th & 10th November 2016 – Serving of notice – regarding





Wednesday, 28 September 2016

NATIONAL POSTAL JCA DECIDED FOUR PHASED PROGRAMME OF ACTION ON GDS BONUS DEMANDS AND CASUAL LABOURER DEMANDS


NATIONAL POSTAL JCA DECIDED FOUR PHASED PROGRAMME OF ACTION ON GDS BONUS DEMANDS AND CASUAL LABOURER DEMANDS

நான்கு கட்ட போராட்டம்  -  
இரண்டு நாட்கள்  வேலை நிறுத்தம் 

தேசிய அளவிலான POSTAL JCA ( NFPE /FNPO) முடிவின்படி  GDS ஊழியர்களுக்கு உயர்த்தப்பட்ட போனஸ் வழங்கிட வேண்டியும் கேசுவல் ஊழியர்களுக்கு தரவேண்டிய உயர்த்தப்பட்ட ஊதியம் உள்ளிட்ட கோரிக்கைகளை நிறைவேற்றிட வேண்டியும்  இரண்டு நாட்கள் வேலை நிறுத்தம் உள்ளிட்ட நான்கு கட்ட போராட்டம்  இன்று அறிவிக்கப் பட்டுள்ளது .

தமிழகத்தில் NFPE  கேசுவல்  ஊழியர்களின்  தென் மண்டல மாநாட்டில்   ஏற்கனவே எடுக்கப்பட்ட முடிவின்படியும் , ஏற்கனவே   தமிழ்  மாநில NFPE அஞ்சல்  RMS இணைப்புக் குழுவில்  எடுக்கப்பட்டு  சுற்றறிக்கை மூலம் அறிவிக்கப்பட்ட  முடிவின் படியும் , முதல் இரண்டு நிலை  போராட்டங்கள்  தமிழகத்தில் 

எதிர்வரும் 29.9.2016 அன்று  கோட்ட /கிளைகளில் 
கருப்பு சின்னம் அணிந்து  கண்டன  ஆர்ப்பாட்டம்  

எதிர்வரும் 05.10.2016 அன்று  மாநிலத் தலைமையகமான
CPMG  அலுவலக வாயிலில் முழு நாள் தர்ணா  போராட்டம்  

என இரண்டு கட்டமாக NFPE  ன்  அனைத்து  உறுப்பு சங்கங்களாலும் நடத்தப்படும். இதர போராட்டங்கள்  POSTAL JCA  அறிவித்தபடி  நடைபெறும். எனவே  இதில் எந்த ஒரு கோட்ட  / கிளை செயலர்களுக்கும் குழப்பம்  வேண்டாம்  என்று கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறோம். போராட்டங்களை எந்த ஒரு கிளைகளிலும் விடுதல் இன்றி சிறப்பாக நடத்திட  கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறோம்.  நடத்தப்படும் ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் தொடர்பாக   செய்தி  மற்றும் காட்சி  ஊடகங்களுக்கு  தகவல் தெரிவித்திட  வேண்டுகிறோம். மேலும் இந்த நிகழ்வில் எடுக்கப்படும் புகைப்படங்களை  EMAIL  மூலம் தாமதமின்றி  மாநிலச்  சங்கத்திற்கு அனுப்பி வைத்திட வேண்டுகிறோம். இந்த செய்தியை பார்க்கின்ற தோழர்கள்  தயவு செய்து இந்த செய்தி தெரியாத  இதர தோழர்களுக்கும்  தெரிவித்திட வேண்டுகிறோம். போராட்டம் வெற்றிகரமாக நடந்திட அனைத்து ஆயத்தப்பணிகளையும் செய்திட வேண்டுகிறோம்.

இரண்டரை லட்சம் GDS ஊழியர்களின்  உரிமை காக்க  போராடுவோம் !
ஒரு லட்சம் கேசுவல் ஊழியர்களின் உரிமைக்காக  போராடுவோம் !
உழைக்கும்  வர்க்கம்  ஓரணியில்  திரளட்டும் ! 

ஊழியர்களின் உரிமை ஓங்கி ஒலிக்கட்டும் !
GDS ஊழியர்களுக்கான ஊதியக்குழு முடிப்பதற்கு முன் இறுதியாக நம்முடைய தேவைகளை எடுத்துக்கூற நமது NFPE சம்மேளன மா பொதுச்செயலாளர் தோழர் R.N.பராசர் மற்றும் நமது GDS பொதுச்செயலாளர் தோழர் P.பாண்டுரங்கராவ் இருவரையும் ஊதியக்குழு தலைவர் அழைத்ததின் பேரில் வருகிற 07.10.2016 அன்று செல்லயிருக்கின்றனர்
FINAL MEETING WITH CHAIRMAN GDS COMMITTEE
Chairman GDS committee has invited NFPE for final interaction before finalizing the recommendations. Accordingly, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. P. Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, shall attend the meeting on 7th October 2016.
 NFPE & FNPO DICIDED 09 & 10 Nov -16 TWO DAYS NATION WIDE STRIKE



TWO DAYS NATION WIDE STRIKE





 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110001

NFPE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING

The Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE was held at New Delhi on 27.09.2016 under the presidentship of Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE. Representatives of all affiliated organisations attended the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General & Secretary General, Confederation also attended and guided the discussion and decisions. Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE reported the non-grant of enhanced bonus to GDS and the efforts made by NFPE leadership to settle the issue. He also reported the non-settlement of payment of arrears to casual Labourers inspite of orders issued by Directorate. Com. Parashar, reported the details discussion he had with Shri. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General FNPO and placed the following proposal of PJCA before the Secretariat meeting.
1.      Phase programme of action culminating in two days nation wide strike on 9th & 10thNovember 2016 exclusively on the bonus demand of GDS and revision of wages of casual labourers.
2.      The Secretariat after detailed discussion decided to implement the decision of PJCA. Accordingly the Federatl Secretariat calls upon all Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretaries of NFPE affiliated Unions/Associations and also AIPEU-GDS to make the agitational programmes and two days strike cent percent success. (NJCA Circular published separately)

HOMAGE TO COM. DES RAJ SHARMA
Before commencement of the meeting, the National Secretariat paid respectful homage to Late Com. Des Raj Sharma, Ex-General Secretary, P-IV CHQ & Ex-Deputy Secretary General, NFPE. The Secretary General and all other participants mentioned about the unforgettable contributions made by Com. Des Raj Sharma and also his sufferings for strengthening P-4 Union, NFPE and Confederation. The National Secretariat expressed it heart-felt condolences and offered two minutes silence.

DEPARTMENTAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE – DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
Secretary General reported the communication received from the Department regarding constituition of Departmental Anomaly Committee. The following will represent NFPE in the Committee against the 5 seats allotted to NFPE. Com. R. N. Parashar (SG & GS – P3), Com. Giriraj Singh (GS-R3) Com. R. Seethalakshmi (GS-P4), Com. P. Suresh (GS-R4) Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee (Admin Union).
It is decided that all General Secretaries should submit the items to be included in the agenda of the Anomaly Committee to Com. Giriraj Singh, Secretary, JCM (DC) staff side on or before 15.10.2016. Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretaries should submit the items to their respective General Secretaries before 12.10.2016.

FINAL MEETING WITH CHAIRMAN GDS COMMITTEE
Chairman GDS committee has invited NFPE for final interaction before finalizing the recommendations. Accordingly, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and Com. P. Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, shall attend the meeting on 7th October 2016.

Fraternally yours,


(R. N. Parshar)
Secretary General

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Revision of Inspection Questionnaire for MGNREGS at Branch Post office and Sub Post Office


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

UNDERSTANDING MINIMUM WAGES AND BONUS 

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
24-September-2016 10:35 IST

Understanding Minimum Wages and Bonus

A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers or it is the price floor below which workers may not sell their labour.

Bandaru+dattatreya

*Bandaru Dattatreya
The concept of minimum wages first evolved with reference to remuneration of workers in those industries where the level of wages was substantially low as compared to the wages for similar types of labour in other industries. As far back as 1928, the International Labour Conference of International Labour Organization, at Geneva, adopted a draft convention on minimum wages requiring the member countries to create and maintain a machinery whereby minimum rates of wages can be fixed for workers employed in industries in which no arrangements exist for the effective regulation of wages and where wages are exceptionally low. Also, at the Preparatory Asian Regional Labour Conference of International Labour Organisation held at New Delhi in 1947 and then at the 3rd session of the Asian Regional Labour Conference, it was approved that every effort should be made to improve wage standards in industries and occupations in Asian Countries, where they are still low. Thus, the need of a legislation for fixation of minimum wages in India received an impetus after World War II, on account of the necessity of protecting the interest of demobilized personnel seeking employment in industries.

The justification for statutory fixation of minimum wage is obvious. Such provisions which exist in more advanced countries are even necessary in India, where workers’ organizations are yet poorly developed and the workers’ bargaining power is consequently poor.

To provide for machinery for fixing and revision of minimum wages a draft Bill was prepared and discussed at the 7th session of the Indian Labour Conference in November, 1945. Thereupon the Minimum Wages Bill was introduced in the Central Legislative Assembly. The Minimum Wages Bill having been passed by the Legislature received the assent on 15th March, 1948. It came on the Statute Book as the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

The Act provides for fixation by the appropriate Governments of minimum wages for employments covered by Schedule to the Act.  The Central Government is the appropriate Government in respect of 45 scheduled employments in the Central Sphere. The minimum wages fixed for Central sphere are applicable to the scheduled employments in the establishments under the authority of Central Government, railway administrations, mines, oil-fields, major ports or any corporation established by a Central Act. Employments other than the scheduled employment for Central Sphere come under the purview of the State Government and accordingly State Government wages are applicable in such employments.  The minimum wages for Central Sphere are revised from time to time based on the increase in Consumer Price Index effective from April and October.

According to Section 3(1)(b) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, “the appropriate government shall review at such intervals, as it may think fit, such intervals not exceeding five years, the minimum rates of wages so fixed and revise the minimum rates if necessary.

The norms recommended by the Indian Labour Conference, in 1957, fox fixing the minimum wages are: (a) consumption units for one wage earner; (b) minimum food requirements of 2700 calories per average Indian adult; (c) clothing requirements of 72 yards per annum per family; (d) rent corresponding to the minimum area provided for under Government’s Industrial Housing Scheme; and (e) fuel, lighting and other miscellaneous items of expenditure to constitute 20% of the total minimum wage.

In 1991, the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement and directed that children’s education, medical requirement, minimum recreation including festivals/ceremonies, provision for old age, marriage etc. should further constitute 25% of the minimum wage and be used as a guide in fixation of minimum wage.


The Act envisages appointment of an Advisory Board, by the appropriate Government, for the purpose of advising the appropriate Government in the matter of fixing and revising minimum rates of wages.

The Central Government revises the wages in the scheduled employments from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948. Draft Notifications for all the Scheduled Employments in the Central Sphere were issued on 1st September, 2016 simultaneously, in fact for the first time. The basic rate of minimum wages for an unskilled worker in the scheduled employment other than agriculture has been proposed at Rs.350 in Area ‘C’ from the current minimum wage (basic wage + variable dearness allowance) of Rs.246 resulting in an increase of about 42%. The basic rate of minimum wages for an unskilled worker in the scheduled employment “agriculture” has been proposed at Rs.300 in Area ‘C’ from the current minimum wage (basic wage + variable dearness allowance) of Rs.211 resulting in an increase of about 42%.

The proposed revision in the rates of basic minimum wages would indeed provide much needed solace to the labour fraternity.

Bonus

Bonus payment is an extra payment   given for doing one's job well also known as  performance-related pay or pay for performance.

The practice of paying bonus in India appears to have originated during First World War when certain textile mills granted 10% of wages as war bonus to their workers in 1917.  In certain cases of industrial disputes demand for payment of bonus was also included.  In 1950, the Full Bench of the Labour Appellate Tribunal evolved a formula for determination of bonus.  A plea was made to raise that formula in 1959.  At the second and third meetings of the eighteenth Session of Standing Labour Committee (G.O.I) held in New Delhi in March/ April 1960, it was agreed that a Commission be appointed to go into the question of bonus and evolve suitable norms.  A Tripartite Commission was set up by the Government of India to consider in a comprehensive manner, the question of payment of bonus based on profits to employees employed in establishments and to make recommendations to the Government.  The Government of India accepted the recommendations of the Commission subject to certain modifications.  To implement these recommendations the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 was enacted, which came into force on 25-9-1965.

The objective of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 is to provide for the payment of bonus to the persons employed in certain establishments on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity and for matter connected therewith.

It applies to (i) Every Factory; and (ii) Every other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year subject to the exemptions under section 32. Every employee shall be entitled to be paid by his employer in an accounting year, bonus, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, provided he has worked in the establishment for not less than thirty working days in that year. While the minimum bonus is 8.33% of the salary or wage earned by the employee during the accounting year, the maximum bonus is 20% of such salary or wage.

Two ceilings are available under the said Act generally known as eligibility limit and calculation ceiling respectively. Clause 13 of Section 2 of Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 defines an employee based on salary or wage per mensem. This is usually taken as the “eligibility limit” for computation of bonus. Similarly, Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for calculation of bonus of an employee based on salary or wage per mensem. This is known as “calculation ceiling”.

The two ceilings are revised from time to time to keep pace with the price rise and increase in the salary structure. At present, the calculation ceiling has been enhanced to Rs.7000 or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher and the eligibility limit has been enhanced to Rs.21,000/-.

Due to this revision, additional 55 lakh workers would be benefited.  This would indeed, be a good gesture on the part of the Government towards the labour fraternity.