Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Do Participate in the 2nd September strike and feel proud.

Government is issuing orders one by one last fewdays considering our demands to break the strike on 2nd September 2016. But our important demands of Minimum wage, Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and No unilateral amendment to labour laws is not considered by the Government.

The favorable orders of

1) Extension of benefit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) –

2) Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) in case of Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15- enhancement of the calculation ceiling-

Were issued only after seeing our strike notice.

 If you want self respect from your officers go strike on 2ndSeptember.
We are not against the Government. We are fighting against the principles of the Government
We are not worried who is ruling country our concern is who is protecting the workers interest.
We are losing our rights one by one which got by our senior leaders by sacrificing themselves.
We should not be blamed by our future generations.
 Do Participate in the 2nd September strike and feel proud.
Cowards only run away from the battle not by sincere soldiers.

 Doubts and clarifications on the strike day.
 Our Federation receiving calls from many cadres’ genuine doubts are clarified here.
 1) Why FNPO is participating strike?
 It is already published in our website and Federal sentinel August, 2016.
 2) Why FNPO participating one day strike?
 Situations are changed further this is  central trade unions call we have to obey as sincere soldiers.
 3) When there is a 24 hours office at what time strike start?
 It is clear strike starts12 at mid night on 01/09/2016.
 4) Circle /Regional& Divisional offices are holidays on Saturday and Sunday is there any chance the Department construes this point?
 Members who don’t want to participate strike created this issue. It is very clear strike is for only one day on 2nd September. Notice issued by central Trade unions accordingly and followed by us don’t create confusion.
 Do Participate in the 2nd September strike and feel proud. Cowards only run away from the battle not by sincere soldiers.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Trade unions refuse to call off 2 September strikeTrade unions reject the request to call off the strike saying that the government has failed to address their 12-point charter of demands 

Senior Union ministers on Saturday held extensive talks after trade unions said no to the government’s request to call off their proposed nationwide general strike on 2 September.

Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya had urged the central trade unions  on Friday to reconsider their decision to go on strike. However, trade unions on Saturday rejected the request saying that the government has failed to address their 12-point charter of demands. Replying to Dattatreya’s letter, All India Trade Unions Congress (AITUC) and Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) said the status report on the demands is “almost the same as that you circulated exactly one year ago, in the joint meeting with the CTUs held on August 26-27, on the eve of the general strike in 2015”. 
The unions attacked the government saying it is “equally unfortunate” that no concrete measures have been spelt on the issue of price control of essential commodities, statutorily fixing the minimum wage as per norms and social security. Meanwhile, power and coal minister Piyush Goyal and Dattatreya on Saturday held extensive consultations and meetings with senior labour ministry officials over the proposed countrywide strike, sources said. 
Both Goyal and Dattatreya are part of the five-member ministers’ panel on labour issues, which is chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley, to talk to the CTUs over the 12-point charter of demands. The panel has recently held two-rounds of discussions with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliate Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on 16 August and 24 August, which has also been “severely criticised” by other unions for holding such “exclusive discussions”. 
The panel last met all the unions on 26-27 August 2015. The unions had requested Dattaterya on 18 July this year to hold a meeting with the ministers’ panel to pay heed to their point of view, but no such meeting was convened. 
In anticipation of some positive response on the charter of demands, BMS is holding back its decision to join the stir on 2 September. Last year, BMS had opted out of ‘Bharat Bandh’ (2 September 2015) in view of the government’s assurances to work on nine out of the 12 demands. 
CITU general secretary Tapan Sen told PTI that there is no question of calling back the strike. Similarly, Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) vice president Ashok Singh also said that the decision to go ahead with strike stands. AITUC said, “AITUC along with other CTUs finds it difficult to accept your (government’s) request for reconsideration of call of protest strike on September 2, 2016. The decision to go on strike stands.” 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016




T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi 110 001.

No-.Strike/FNPO/2016                                        16th August 2016                             

The Secretary,
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001
In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks will go on 1 day  General Strike on 02nd September,2016.
The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.
Secretary General FNPO

             D. Kishan Rao                                        T.N. Rahate                                      P.U. Muralidharan
            General Secretary                           General Secretary                               General Secretary,
               NAPE Group C                          NUPE Postmen & MTS                              NUGDS (FNPO)

               D. Theagarajan                                  (N. Ramappa)                                         O.P. Khanna
            General Secretary                           General Secretary                               General Secretary
      NURMS & MMS Group C                NURMS & MMS MG/MTS                     AIPAOA (Admin. Union)

                                                                             K. Shivadasan                                                   
                                                                         General Secretary                                               
                                                                        NUCWE (Civil Wing)                                              


2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government
1.     Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public   distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.     Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.     Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4.     Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.     Minimum wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
6.     Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
7.     Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
 8.     Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
 9.     Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
10.Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 & C-98.
11.No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
12.No unilateral amendment to labour laws.

1.   Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30thJune 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
 2.     Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
3.     Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.     No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.
5.     (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allownaces of departmental employees.
(ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.     Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.
7.     Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8.     Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of Central Govt. employees with effect from the financial years 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja holidays.
9.     Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
10.   Implement Cadre restructuring in left out categories of Postal Department. i.e RMS,MMS,PA CO, SBCO & Postal Accounts etc..

11.  Settle the problems related CBS, CIS & stop harassment and Trade Union victimization.

Cancellation of result of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGOs Exam-2015-16 for the period from 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2016)

Department of Posts,India
O/O The Chief Postmaster General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001

No.RE/30-23/2015-16(PA/SA) dated at Bhubaneswar the 16-08-2016

The PMG, Sambalpur/Berhampur Region
All SSPOs/SPOs/SSRM/SRMs in Odisha Circle

Sub- Declaration of result of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(LGOs Exam-2015-16 for the period from 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2016) of Lower Grade Officials for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants held on 31-07-2016

Ref- CO letter of even no. dated 06-08-2016 (sent by email)

Kindly refer to CO letter of even No. dated 06-08-2016 sent by email declaring the result of the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the vacancies pertaining to the Year2015-16 for promotion of Postman/Mail Guard & MTS to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants held on 31-07-2016 wherein the names of the candidates selected for Postal Assistant/Sorting Asst cadre Divisionwise alongwith their Roll No,Community & Marks secured by them were furnished.

In this connection , this is to intimate that key of the above examination has been revised as per the intimation given by the designated Circle i.e A.P circle, Hyderabad. Consequent upon receipt of revised & corrected key the answer sheets are required to beevaluated again and also the result is to be modified/declared afresh.

In view of above, I am directed to intimate that the result of the above examination as declared vide CO letter dated 06-08-2016( sent by email) is hereby cancelled and the said result will be declared afresh after evaluation of the answer sheets on the basis of corrected key.

The orders issued by Divisions for in-house training for successful candidates may be kept in abeyance till receipt of revised selection list and the Divisional heads are also requested not to take any further action on the previous results.They are also requested to send the names of all candidates alongwith community & Roll No. in excel sheet in an attachment as per the following format to enable this office for further processing for declaring of the revised result today positively.

Sl. No Name of the candidate Roll No. Community Marks secured ​ ​ Remarks
Paper-I Paper-II Total Marks 

Asst. Director (RE)
For Chief PMG, Odisha Circle

Central Government considering not to form Pay Commission in future

No new commission may be formed in future for increasing salaries of central government employees, a senior Finance Ministry official told The Sen Times on condition of anonymity.

“The government is going to take a policy decision in this regard,” official told our reporters after issuing the 7th Pay Commission notification.

Pay Commissions makes much impact on the fiscal deficit, since pay commission awards come once in 10 years, the two to three years subsequent to each award tend to be fiscally stressful for the central government. States also suffered major blows to their finances for implementation of pay commission report, he added.
Presenting an idea about an alternative arrangement, he said that the 7th Pay Commission Chairman Justice A K Mathur had earlier told The Financial Express in an interview, “The government should review the salary of central government employees every year looking into the data available to it and based on the price index.”
The 7th Pay Commission recommended that the pay matrix may be reviewed periodically without waiting for the long period of ten years. It can be reviewed and revised on the basis of the Aykroyd formula which takes into consideration the changes prices of the commodities that constitute a common man’s basket, which the Labour Bureau at Shimla reviews periodically.

The Pay Commission also suggested that this should be made the basis for revision of that pay matrix periodically without waiting for another Pay Commission.

So, it will not be necessary to form a new pay Commission after every 10 years for central government employees and pensioners and whether any change is required regarding pay and allowances would be made considering inflation.

Accordingly, the central government is to follow this proposal of the Pay Commission and to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future to suggest salary structure and other perks for all central government employees and pensioners, the official gave his views.

The official said there would be an officer who would submit a report of inflation to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley every three years.

He added some changes regarding pay and allowance would be made considering inflation.

Source: TST

Gradation List of HSG-I (Postal) officials of Odisha Circle

Monday, 15 August 2016

Greeting of 70th Independence Day of India

Wishing a very happy Independence Day to all our members and viewers. May this 70th Independence day will bring more happiness and prosperity. Jai Hind

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations:-

ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR
2087 Shri Rajeev Shukla 

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :- 

(a) whether there is any proposal to introduce any mechanism to review the performance outcome of Government officials and to change the criteria for benchmarking of Annual Confidential Report (ACR); and

(b) if so, the details thereof and whether this would be implemented along with implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission?


Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): The Government of India has accepted the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme and withholding of annual increments as under:-

(i) Benchmarking for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.

(ii) Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees, who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular Promotion within the first 20 years of service.

Amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 by introducing the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament.

The maternity benefit Act 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a ‘maternity benefit’ – i.e. full paid absence from work – to take care for her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments will help 1.8 million (approx.) women workforce in organised sector.

The amendments to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 are as follows:

  • Increase Maternity Benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children and 12 weeks for more than two childern.
  • 12 weeks Maternity Benefit to a ‘Commissioning mother’ and ‘Adopting mother’.
  • Facilitate’Work from home’. 
  • Mandatory provision of Creche in respect of establishment having 50 or more employees.