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......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS .........................Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee recommendations are being implemented from 01-07-2018 after the Cabinet approval on 06th June 2018....

MESSAGE FROM CHQ

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus and non-Productivity Linked Bonus for 2019-2020

 Posted On: 21 OCT 2020 3:24PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB)for the year 2019-2020 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO,ESIC,etc.will be benefitted and the financial implication would be Rs.2,791 crore.

Non-PLB or ad-hoc Bonus is given to Non-Gazetted Central Government employees. 13.70 lakh employees would be benefited and Rs.946 crore will be the financial implication for the same.

A total of 30.67 lakh employees would be benefited by the Bonus announcement and total financial implication will be Rs 3,737 crore.

Payment of Bonus to non-gazetted employees for their performance in the preceding year is usually made before Durga Puja/Dussehra season. The Government is announcing the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and ad hoc bonus for its non-gazetted employees to be disbursed immediately.

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VRRK

(Release ID: 1666380) 

PIB

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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What is Anti Money Laundering (AML) / Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) under POSB Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms?

 What is AML/CFT under POSB KYC Norms?

Introduction

1.1 Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms/Anti Money Laundering (AML) Measures/Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/Obligations under PMLA, 2002 (amended from time to time) The objective of KYC/AML/CFT guidelines is to prevent money laundering or terrorist financing activities by use of Post Office Savings Bank intentionally or unintentionally by criminal elements. KYC procedures also enable to post office Savings Banks to know/understand their customers better which in turn help them manage their risks prudently.

1.2 Definition of Customer

for the purpose of KYC policy, a customer is defined as-

• An individual that maintains an account and/or has a cash certificate or has a business relationship with the Post Office Savings Bank.

• An individual on whose behalf the account is maintained (i.e beneficial owner).

2. Guidelines

2.1 General

All Post Office Savings Banks should keep in mind that information collected from the customer for the purpose of opening of account or purchase of savings certificates is to be treated as confidential and details thereof are not to be divulged for cross selling or any other purposes.

2.2 KYC Policy

Under PMLA provisions, Post Office Savings Bank declares its KYC Policy on the following four elements:-
(a) Customer Acceptance Policy.
(b) Risk Management
(c) Customer Identification Procedure.
(d) Monitoring of Transactions; Recordkeeping and Reporting.

2.3 Customer Acceptance Policy (CAP)

(i) No account is opened in an anonymous or fictitious name/benami.
(ii) Not to open an account or close an existing account where the Post Office Savings Bank is unable to apply appropriate Customer Due Diligence measures i.e unable to verify the identity and/or obtain documents required as prescribed due to non- cooperation of the customer or non-reliability of data/information furnished by the customer. However, the customer should not be harassed and any decision to close the account should be taken by the head of the Postal Division by giving suitable notice to the customer.

KYC norms in POSB/SC under AML/CFT Full version can be download by following the link below.



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Revolutionary Greetings on the success of "GRANT BONUS DAY" demonstrations .......

Revolutionary greetings to all the participants in the GRANT BONUS DAY demonstrations all over India.

Massive response to the call of Confederation & NFPE by way of protest demonstrations at all work places  of the Central Govt departments all over India. Huge number of whatsapp photos received from all most all the postal & RMS divisions in all the Circles. It is observed that a large number of GDS participated along with the departmental employees in all the divisions.

With  full determination, the Central Govt Employees from all corners showed their total resentment over the inordinate delay in granting the Bonus as the date of puja is approaching.  

On behalf of AIPEU-GDS CHQ, greets and  conveyed heartfelt thanks to all the participants for the success of today's agitation programme.

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS


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Sunday, October 18, 2020

OBSERVE "GRANT BONUS DAY" ON 20-10-2020 :: PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL OFFICES

 HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS 

(OBSERVING COVID PROTOCOL) 

AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES.

To

All CHQ Office bearers,
All Circle Secretaries
All Divisional / Branch Secretaries
All Mahila Committee Members

Dear Comrades,

Bonus for the year 2019-20 to all Central Government Employees has not been granted till this day by the Government. Normal course of correspondence viz., addressing to Minister of Finance etc., became in vain. NFPE & Central Government Employees' Federations  aggrieved with the the inordinate delay in decision on granting the Bonus to the employees  From 1978 onwards Central Government Employees are paid Bonus without any interruption. 

             Bonus is a product of historic strike of Railway employees under the banner of Railway Federations and other Central Government Employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. Any attempt to deny Bonus under any pretext cannot be tolerated. 

        Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to hold protest demonstrations all over India at all centres and also in front of all offices (observing Covid protocol) on 20th October 2020, Tuesday. 

         Railway Federations have also given a similar call for protest demonstrations on 20.10.2020. Let us be ready for strike with short notice if circumstances demand.

        All the Divisional / Circle Secretaries and organizers of AIPEU-GDS  are requested to mobilize the GDS members to participate in the demonstration programme on 20-10-2020.

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS (OBSERVING COVID PROTOCOL) AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES ON 20-10-2020 ALONG WITH THE CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES' FEDERATIONS & NFPE UNIONS.


P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS




EDITORIAL :: 2020 NOVEMBER 26 -- STRIKE FOR OUR SURVIVAL.

 2020 NOVEMBER 26 -- STRIKE FOR OUR SURVIVAL.

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The entire working class of India will go on one day nationwide strike on 26 November 2020. Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers and National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has decided to join the strike as we are a constituent organisation of National Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations. Not only that, most of the issues raised in the common charter of demands are our own issues. The demands raised are mainly issues affecting the life and livelihood of workers, peasants , unorganised workers and the jobless youth of our country. Confederation and NFPE has decided to organize the strike on 26 November 2020, mainly on our own Charter of demands, in addition to the common Charter of demands of the working class and peasants. Strike notice will be served on 27 October 2020 (see Confederation circular and charter of demands published elsewhere).

       Eventhough Central Government started implementation of neo-liberal reforms from 1991 onwards , the BJP-led Government from 2014 onwards , intensified vigourous implementation of the right-extreme neo-liberal. Policies of naked privatisation and dismantling of Public sector and Government departments.  The privatisation of Telecom , which was a Central Government Department , initiated during the Congress regime is almost  completed during the period  from 2014 onwards. As a result , BSNL which was making a profit of 10000 crore profit in 2000 has become a loss making entity and lakhs of workers are sent out on voluntary (compulsory) retirement scheme. In the Defence sector , Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is raised from 49 per cent to 74 per cent and Government declared that 41 ordnance factories will be corporatised (and then privatized). In this process, just like Telecom, thousands of Defence Employees will become surplus and will be sacked unceremoniously.

      In the Postal department, India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), a public limited company , started functioning. Proposal for Corporatisation of Postal life Insurance and Rural Postal life Insurance is pending approval of Cabinet.  It may happen any time. Conversion of existing Parcel Directorate into a separate company is in the pipeline. Most of the counter work now done by Postal Employees such as booking of registered and speed post articles , money orders , acceptance of all Savings Bank deposits etc are going to be handed over to a Public Limited Company called "Common  Service Centre (CSC). If all the above reforms are completed, thousands of Postal Employees will become surplus and their job security will be in danger.

      The situation in other Central Govt Departments is also more or less similar. Railways are on fast-track privatisation. More than 150 private trains are going to be commissioned shortly and the process of long term leasing out of Railway stations, Railway lands along with large scale outsourcing of the work presently performed by Railway employees is already in progress. Alongwith Railway Printing presses, Government has decided to close down 12 out of 17 Government of India printing presses also. Postal Printing Press (PPP) in Bhubaneswar is already closed. Postal Stores Depots and Circle Stamp Depots are ordered to be merged and closed. During the Covid-19 pandemic period, Government has declared unbriddled privatisation of all strategic sectors including Space Research (ISRO) , Atomic Energy , Defence production etc.

         The refusal of the Central Government to honour the assurance given by Group of Ministers headed by Shri Rajnath Singh , then Home Minister , to increase Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula , rejection of our demand to scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) and restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and also to grant 50 per cent of last pay drawn as Minimum Pension , refusal to grant Civil Servants Status  and Pension based on entire past services to Gramin Dak Sevaks , non-consideration of the demand for one time Regularisation of all Casual and Contract Workers , refusal to relax 5 per cent condition on compassionate appointments , increasing attacks on Trade Union rights  -- are all part of this extreme neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government. 

        Freezing of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief of Employees and Pensioners and impounding of arrears upto 30.06.2021 in the name of Covid-19 crisis is another blow to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners.  The special package of Festival advance and Cash payment in lieu of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) is nothing but a hoax. To get 1/3rd we have to spend 2/3rd from our pocket that too on 12 per cent GST items. Bonus declaration is unduly delayed and Government is not disclosing its mind. To terrorise the employees, strict implementation of the draconian FR 56(j), FR 56(l) and Pension Rules 48 are ordered.

      In short, Central Govt Employees in general and Postal Employees in particular, are facing very very serious challenges and crisis, never faced in the past, due to the ruthless policies of the Central Government. Our Job security, Wage structure including DA formula, Social Security ie; pensionery benefits and Trade Union rights are under severe attack. How to overcome this situation? How to protect the hard-won benefits of the employees which are the fruits of the struggles and sacrifices made by thousands of workers and leaders in the past? The answer is that, the Central Government Employees, especially the Postal Employees who are a bigger and more militant force, should be ready for uncompromising struggle and for more sacrifices than the sacrifices of our earlier leaders and ordinary workers at grass root level. Benefits, wages and service conditions which are the products of bitter struggles of the past, can be protected through still bigger and more militant struggles only. This is what history taught us. There is no short-cut. There is no substitute for struggle for existence. There is only two options left before us -- either fight or perish. 

      Let us not surrender like cowards. Let us stand up and fight. Make the 26th November 2020 one day strike a resounding success.

Strike for our own survival 

Strike to protect our dignity and self-respect.

STRIKE ! STIKE!! STRIKE !!!

Protest demonstrations on 20-10-2020 :: GRANT BONUS DAY

 

No. Confd./Circular-2020                                                             Dated : 17th October-2020

URGENT

CIRCULAR 

OBSERVE 20th OCTOBER 2020 TUESDAY AS

"GRANT BONUS DAY."

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HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS (OBSERVING COVID PROTOCOL) AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES.

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Dear Comrades,

This year's Bonus to Central Government Employees is not yet declared by the Central Government.  Normally, every year Bonus is declared before the second week of October. We suspect some hidden agenda behind the deliberate delay on the part of the Government.  From 1978 onwards Central Government Employees are paid Bonus without any interruption. Bonus is a product of historic strike of Railway employees under the banner of Railway Federations and other Central Government Employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. Any attempt to deny Bonus under any pretext cannot be tolerated. 

        Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to hold protest demonstrations all over India at all centres and also in front of all offices (observing Covid protocol) on 20th October 2020, Tuesday. Railway Federations have also given a similar call for protest demonstrations on 20.10.2020. Let us be ready for strike with short notice if circumstances demand.

                                                                             Yours fraternally,

                                                           

R.N. Parashar

                                                            Secretary General

                                               Confederation of CGE &Workers


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