கேடர் சீரமைப்பு உத்திரவு அஞ்சல் மூன்று ஊழியர்களுக்கு இலாக்காவால் கடந்த 27.5.2016 அன்று இடப்பட்டது. ஆனாலும் அதில் உள்ள பல குளறுபடிகளாலும், அதனை செயல்படுத்துவதில் ஏற்படும் சிக்கல்களாலும் , இதுவரை எந்த ஒரு மாநிலத்திலும் கேடர் சீரமைப்பு அமல்படுத்தப்படவில்லை.
இதில் உள்ள பிரச்சினைகள் குறித்து நம்முடைய அகில இந்திய பொதுச் செயலரிடம் கடந்த 7,8,9.9.2016களில் கவுஹாத்தியில் நடைபெற்ற சம்மேளன மாநாட்டின் போது, கூட்டப்பட்ட நம் அஞ்சல் மூன்றின் அகில இந்திய செயற்குழுவில் நாம் எடுத்துச்சென்று விவாதித்தோம் .
அதன் மீது மேல் நடவடிக்கை எடுப்பதாக அவரும் உறுதி அளித்துள்ளார். எனினும் கடந்த நான்கு மாதங்களுக்கு ஒரு முறையிலான பேட்டியின்போது எடுக்கப்பட்ட முடிவின்படி , இந்த திட்டத்தை அமல் படுத்துவதில் உள்ள சாதக பாதகங்கள் குறித்து விவாதித்திட நாளை 20.9.2016 காலை 10.30 மணியளவில் ஊழியர் தரப்பு பிரதிநிதிகளின் கூட்டம் கூட்டப்பட்டுள்ளது.
இதில் நம்முடைய கருத்துக்கள் வைக்கப்படும். வைக்கப்படும் கருத்துக்கள், மற்றும் அதன் மீதான விவாதம், முடிவுகள் ஏதும் ஏற்படின் அவை குறித்து நாளை நம்முடைய வலைத்தளத்தின் மூலமும் , ஈமெயில் மூலமும் நாளை இரவு தெரிவிக்கப்படும்.
ஏனெனில் நாளை 20.9.2016 காலை முதல் 22.9.2016 வரை நம்முடைய அஞ்சல் கணக்குப் பிரிவு சங்கத்தின் (AIPAEA ) அகில இந்திய மாநாடு சென்னையில் நடைபெறுகிறது . அதில் பல்வேறு அகில இந்தியத் தலைவர்கள் கலந்துகொள்ள உள்ளார்கள்.
நாளை மதியம் பொது அரங்கு நிகழ்வில் அஞ்சல் மூன்றின் மாநிலச் செயலரும், அஞ்சல் மூன்றின் அகில இந்தியத் தலைவருமான தோழர். J. இராமமூர்த்தி அவர்கள் கலந்துகொள்ள வேண்டியுள்ளது. எனவே முழு விபரம் மாநாட்டு பொது அரங்கு நிகழ்வு முடிந்தவுடன் வலைத்தளம் மூலம் தெரிவிக்கப்படும். கீழே பார்க்க ஊழியர் தரப்பு ஆலோசனைக்கு கூட்டத்திற்கான அழைப்பின் நகலை.
கடந்த 28.7.2016 அன்று நடைபெற்ற RJCM கூட்டத்தில் எழுப்பப்பட்ட விதி 38 ன் கீழான இடமாறுதல் பரிசீலிக்கப்படவேண்டிய நமது கோரிக்கை மற்றும் CPMG அவர்களின் பதில் கீழே பார்க்க .
அதில் CPMG அவர்கள் CADRE RESTRUCTURING உத்திரவு அமல்படுத்த வேண்டியதன் காரணமாக RULE 38 முழுமையாக அளிக்க இயலாது என்று பதில் அளித்துள்ளார்.
ஆனால் இந்த நிலைப்பாடு தவறு என்று நாம் கடந்த 30.8.2016 அன்று நடைபெற்ற நான்கு மாதங்களுக்கு ஒரு முறையிலான பேட்டியின் போது மீண்டும் சுட்டிக் காட்டி கடுமையாக விவாதித்ததன் காரணமாக, CADRE RESTRUCTURING அமல் படுத்துதலில் உள்ள பிரச்சினைகள் குறித்து ஊழியர் தரப்புடன் விவாதிக்க ஒரு கூட்டம் கூட்டுவதாகவும் இதனை ஒட்டி RULE 38 இடமாறுதல்கள் பரிசீலனை செய்திட நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும் என்று உறுதி அளித்தார்கள்.
அதன்படி எதிர்வரும் 20.9.2016 அன்று ஊழியர் தரப்புடன் விவாதிக்க அழைப்பு அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது . அதன் நகலை மேலே பார்க்கவும் .
எதிர்வரும் 21.9.2016 அன்று , RULE 38 குறித்து பரிசீலித்திட , அனைத்து மண்டலங்களின் AD STAFF களும் உரிய ஆவணங்களுடன் CPMG அலுவலகத்தில் ஆஜராகிட தாக்கீது அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது. அந்த உத்திரவின் நகல் கீழே பார்க்கவும்.
RJCM SUBJECT No.4: DT. 28.7.2016
Request to process the pending Rule 38 transfer cases in linking with Annual Direct Recruitment. This has not been done in the year 2014, which resulted in abnormal pendency of transfer requests. Now the exam. Conducted for Direct recruitment through SSC. As per the rules laid down on this subject under Vol. IV and subsequent GIO, the process of rule 38 is to be completed before chalking out the ADR for rectt. to a particular year and vacancy in PA cadre is to be assessed by taking into account the Rule 38 transfers.
Cadre restructuring orders in respect of Group 'C' employees in DOP (PA Cadre) have been received from Directorate vide letter No.25-4/2012-PE-I dated 27th May'16 and the implementation of the order is under process. Resultantly 3338 PA posts are required to be abolished. Taking into this aspect, vacancies for DR/2016-17 have been notified to Directorate by Recruitment Section, CO. For this reason, the pending Rule-38 requests could not be considered en-mass. However, individual cases will be considered on merit.
SUBJECT PLACED IN FOUR MONTHLY MEETING DT. 30.8.2016:-
Request to process the pending Rule 38 transfer cases in linking with Annual Direct Recruitment and delinking with Cadre Restructuring Orders, since this has not been carried out after the year 2013 which resulted in abnormal pendency of transfer requests. As per the rules laid down on this subject under Vol. IV and subsequent GIO, the process of rule 38 is to be completed before chalking out the ADR for rectt. to a particular year and vacancy in PA cadre is to be assessed by taking into account the Rule 38 transfers.
HYDERABAD, SEPTEMBER 16: The Departments of Posts plans to recruit around 55,000 Grameen Dak Sevaks through online mode in November, B.V Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts, said.
Addressing a Press Conference here on Friday, Sudhakar informed that the software required for online recruitment is at the testing stage and the online method will ensure transparency in this recruitment
In order to address the grievances of the postal customers, the National Service Call Centre - 1924 - was launched on September 12, 2016. Customers can call from any network to this number and they will be given a unique 11-digit ticket ID to check the status of their complaint. Nearly 98 per cent grievances and complaints were resolved, he said in a statement.
Post Payment Bank
Explaining about the Post Payment Bank, he said the focus will be on Government to customer services by providing services like Direct Benefits Transfer, which could also be helpful in the financial inclusion. There will be no lending to the customers and deposits can be made up to Rs. 1 lakh.
Total 650 branches of post payment bank will be set up by May 2017 and nearly one lakh employees will work on this set up, he added.
Sudhakar also informed to harness solar power, 4000 Postal buildings across country will utilize solar power in the coming days. To start with Postal Department headquarters at New Delhi will install Solar Power panels which can save up to Rs. 17 lakh of monthly power bill.
The business across Postal services registered growth with 3.8% growth in unregistered postal traffic, 6% in registered posts, 7.3% in Speed Post, 6.8% in savings banks mobilization and 25% growth in Philately, during 2015-16 as against 2014-15, he said.
Postal Department achieved business of Rs. 14, 900 crore as against planned target of Rs. 14, 600 crore, he added.
1.The recommendation of the 7th CPC that Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible alongiwth Special Duty Allowance (SDA) should not be accepted by Government.
In para 8.10.62 of the 7th CPC the following recommendation is made –
Para 8.10.62 - There are some “Special Compensatory” Allowances that are based on geographical location and are meant to compensate for hardship faced by employees posted in such places. It is proposed to subsume these allowances under the umbrella of “Tough Location Allowance”.
In Para 8.10.63 the Commission made the following recommendations –
“The Tough Location Allowance will, however, not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance”.
At present, special allowances are paid in the following places along with Special Duty Allowance.
(a)Assam and North Easter Region – Special Compensatory allowance paid alongwith Special Duty Allowance.
(b)Andaman & Nicobar Islands – Special Compensatory Allowance paid alongwith Island Special Duty Allowance.
(c)Tripura Special Compensatory Remote Locality Allowance paid along with Special Duty Allowance.
Demand of the staff side: In all the above cases “Tough Location Allowance” may be paid alongwith Special Duty Allowance. Withdrawal of any of the above allowances, will result in substantial financial loss to the employees. An existing benefit should not be withdrawn, under the pretext of 7th CPC’s unjustified recommendation.
2.Special Duty Allowance in N. E. Region should be uniform for all at 30%.
In Para 8.17.115 the 7th CPC made the following observation –
“Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted to attract civilian employees to seek posting in North Eastern and Ladhak Regions, in view of the risk and hardship prevailing in these areas. Currently the rate of SDA is 37.5% of Basic Pay for AIS officers and 12.5% of Basic Pay for other employees.
In para 8.17.118 the Commission made the following recommendation –
“Accordingly in line with our general approach of rationalizing the percentage based allowance by a factor of 0.8, SDA for AIS officers should be paid at the rate of 30% of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10% of their basic pay.
Demand of the staff side: The discrimination between AIS officers and other civilian employees in payment of SDA should not be there and all may be paid at the same rate i.e. at the rate of 30% recommended by the pay commission for AIS officers.
3.Allowances which are not reported to 7th CPC by the concerned departments.
In para 8.2.5 of the report, the 7th CPC made the following recommendation.
“We have considered all allowances reported to us, in this chapter. Any allowances, not mentioned here (And hence not reported to the commission) shall cease to exist immediately. In case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of an existing allowance which has not been deliberated upon or covered in this report, it should be re-notified by the ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of Ministry of Finance and should be put in the public domain”.
Demand of the Staff Side: The above recommendation should not be accepted, as it amounts to penalizing employees for the fault of the departmental heads. The following allowance which are not reported to the commission should be retained and enhanced.
(a)PO & RMS Accountants’ Special allowance
Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants of Postal department are posted as PO & RMS Accountant after passing a qualifying examination. Taking into consideration their work which require much skill, application of mind, and knowledge of all rulings, Special allowance is granted to them. This allowance may beretained and enhanced.
4.Savings Bank Allowance in Post offices:
In Department of Posts, Savings Bank Allowance is granted to Postal Assistant working in Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) for shouldering strenuous and complicated nature of Savings Bank work. Postal Assistants need to qualify an aptitude test to get this allowance. The current rates are Rs.300/- per month for fully engaged staff and Rs.150/- per month for partially engaged staff.
In para 8.10.80 of the report, the Commission recommended as follows:
“Savings Bank Allowance be abolished as the justification provided by the concerned ministry for the grant of this allowance is not sufficient for their continuance”.
Demand of staff side: Savings Bank Allowance should be retained and enhanced in view of the justification given above.
5.Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance
In para 8.10.50 of the report, the 7th CPC made the following recommendation – “There is hardly any hardship involved at altitude of 1000 meters (more than 3000 feets) above sea level. Hence, it is recommended that the allowance should be abolished.
Demand of the staff side: The above observation of the commission is not based on ground realities but based on presumption. Hence the above allowance should be retained and enhanced.
6.Family Planning Allowance
In para 8.17.50 of the report, the 7th CPC made the following recommendations – “The commission recognizes the fact that most of the benefit related to children viz. children Education Allowance, maternity Leave, LTC etc. are available for two children only. Moreover, the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has also gone up among Government servants. Hence, a separate allowance aimed towards population control is not required. Accordingly, it is recommended that family planning allowance should be abolished.
Demand of the staff side: The above allowance may be retained. In any case, the Family Planning Allowance already granted should not be withdrawn.
7.Fixed Medical Allowance
In Para 8.17.51 of the report the 7th CPC observed as follows –
It is granted to pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization, presently payable at the rate of Rs.500/- p.m. Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to Rs.2000/-.
In para 8.17.52 the Commission made the following recommendation-
The Commission notes that the allowance was enhanced from Rs.300/- to Rs.500/- p.m from 19.11.2014. As such, further enhancement of this allowance is not recommended.
Demand of the staff side: in the memorandum submitted to 7th CPC, the staff side had elaborately explained the justification for enhancing the FMA to Rs.2000/-. As everybody knows, old age persons are suffering from many deceases and as the cost of medicines has increased manifold the expenditure on outdoor medical treatment has also gone up like anything. With Rs.500/- p.m no pensioner can meet the medical expenses. The commission has not conducted any scientific and realistic study, but simply rejected the demand stating that it is enhanced recently. It is once again requested that the FMA for pensioners may be enhanced to Rs.2000/- p.m as in the case of EPF pensioners.
8.Cash handling Allowance
In para 8.10.9 of the report, the 7th CPC observed as follows: -
It is paid to cashiers working in Central Government departments, for handling of cash. The current rates are –
Average amount of monthly cash disbursed
Rate per month
Below Rs. 50000
Over Rs. 50000 upto 200000
Over 200000 upto 500000
Over 500000 upto 1000000
Again in Para 8.10.57 the commission observed as follows: -
Treasury Allowance – This allowance is granted in Department of Posts to Treasurers and Assistant Treasurers working in Head Post offices and large Sub Post offices for handling cash. The present rate is Rs.360/- p.m for handling cash upto Rs.2 lakhs and Rs.480/- p.m. for handling cash more than Rs.2 lakhs.
In para 8.10.80 the commission made the following recommendation
Assistant cashier Allowance, Cash handling allowance and Treasury Allowance –
With technological advances and growing emphasis on banking, these allowances have lost their relevance. Hence it is recommended that not only all salary be paid through banks, but Ministries/departments should work out plans to first minimize and then eliminate all sorts of cash transactions.
Demand of the staff Side: The recommendation of the Commission is not realistic. Till that time the cash transactions are eliminated the Cash handling allowance and Treasury allowance should be retained and enhanced.
In para 8.15.10 of the report the 7th CPC made the following observation.
“It is paid where the duties attached to the post require extensive use of bicycle and the official concerned has to use and maintain his own cycle for official journeys. The existing rate is Rs.90 p.m.
In para 15.11 the commission made the following recommendation –
“The Commission is of the view that amount of this allowance is megre and the allowance itself is outdated. Hence it should be abolished.
Demand of the staff side: This allowance is at present given to more than 40000 Postmen staff and about 50000 GraminDakSevaks of the Postal Department. When the commission itself observed that an official using his own bicycle for official duties has to incur expenditure for maintenance of the cycle. When the maintenance work is done for performing official duties, the amount should be reimbursed to the official, whether the amount is megre or not – Hence this allowance should be retained and enhanced.
In para 8.17.97 of the report the 7th CPC made the following recommendations -
Hence while this commission shares the sentiments of the predecessors that Government offices need to increase productivity and efficiency and recommended that OTA should be abolished (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions) at the same time it is also recommended that in case the Government decides to continue with OTA for these categories of staff for which it is not statutory requirement, then the rate of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50% from their current levels.
Demand of the staff side: OTA rates are revised in the year 1987. For the last 30 years no revision has taken place. Eventhough an arbitration award for enhancement is given, the same is also pending implementation for the last 20 years. After 7th CPC revision, one hour wage of an MTS is Rs. 75/- where as rate for one hour OTA is Rs.15.85 only!!! Hence it is requested that overtime allowance wherever sanctioned must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee.
(a)Para 08.16.14 may be referred. The 7th CPC recommended four slabs of Dress allowance per year for various categories of employees. In the Department of Posts there are about 75000 Postmen and Multi-Tasking staff wearing uniform. Their name is not mentioned in the category of employees shown in the table. Even if it is included in the other categories of staff, then the Dress Allowance per year will be Rs.5000/- only. At present the Postmen/MTS staff of Postal department are getting more than Rs.5000/- for uniform plus washing allowance. Hence it should be made clear under which category the Postmen and MTS staff of Postal department are to be included, in the dress allowance table recommended by the 7th CPC. These official may be granted Rs.10000/- as dress allowance.
(b)It is further demanded that the Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs.32400 per annum.
(c) If cloth for dress is provided stitching charges should be revised reasonably.
(d) Washing allowance should be increased from Rs.90/- to 150/- Rupees per month.
On 16-09.2016, Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE met DDG (Estt) Shri S.K. Dashora and enquired about the progress of enhancement of Bonus Ceiling of GDS.
Shri Dashora intimated that the matter is in process. File has been sent to JS&FA and after approval from him, will be sent to Finance Ministry for sanction.
NFPE is trying its best to get the ceiling of Bonus raised for GDS as early as possible .
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
PF-No.PF-PJCA/2016 Dated: 16th September, 2016
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110 001
SUB: - GRANT OF BONUS TO GDS WITH REVISED CEILING @ RS.7000- FROM 2014-15 – REQ – REG.
The Government of India, Ministry of Finance issued order on revised ceiling limit of PLB from Rs.3500- to Rs.7000- from the year 2014-15 (OM No. 7/4/2014-E-III A dated 29-08-2016) to all Central Govt. Employees. It is apparent to note that the calculation of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2014-15 with revised ceiling limit @ Rs.7000-to regular departmental employees in the Department of Posts has been granted vide letter No. .26-01/2015-PAP dated 02-09-2016 and the arrears have also been drawn in favour of the regular employees.
The case of 3 lakh GDS employees regarding applicability of revised ceiling limit @Rs.7000- is yet to be finalized by the Department.
Therefore, it is requested to kindly expedite the grant of Bonus to 3 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks at the revised ceiling @ Rs.7000- from 2014-15 prospectively.