The GDS Committee is proposing to conduct a socio-economic survey of selected Branch post offices and Gramin Dak Sevaks to collect the information. For the purpose, a sample size of 1500 Branch Post offices have been identified, with proportionate representation, with the help of the Circles.
Since the Committee considers Federations / Unions as important stakeholders in the entire process, it is decided that approximately 10% of the BOs which will be surveyed should be identified by Federations / Unions.
In view of the above, it is requested to kindly send names of two BOs from each Circle (maximum 50) to include them in the sample size. The BOs selected should be representative of the overall existing conditions of BOs in the country. The names should reach us by 14.4.2016 in the following format, as we have planned a work shop for nodal officers from the Circles on 19.4.16 at RAKNPA.
Orders are likely to be issued early for full Pension to the Pre-2006 Pensioners who retired after 10 years of service on superannuation or 20 years of service on Voluntary retirement or on absorption in PSUs. Their pension shall be revised as per judgment of CAT New Delhi instead of Pro-Rata Pension.
Govt. advocate, while replying to the Contempt Petition filed by CGSAG (S-29) Pensioners Association-vs-UOI, had agreed in CAT New Delhi on 16-2-16, to implement within 4 weeks the CAT judgements (dated 21-4-2015 in OA 1165/2011 & Dated 22-1-2016 in OA 2165/2011, RA 165/2015 & 175/2015).
In the hearing of the Contempt Petition in the CAT on 31-3-2016, the Govt. Advocate sought more time to submit compliance orders on the judgment. The next date for hearing was fixed on 25th May, 2016.
Earlier, the Department of Expenditure, wanted to restrict the said benefit to the Petitioners, but finally agreed in a Meeting with Staff Side JCM on 10-3-2016, to reconsider the matter in view of the opinion of Deptt. of Legal Affairs for implementation of the CAT orders.