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.........MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH BY 20,000 POSTAL EMPLOYEES ON 04-12-2014 IN DELHI ..... POSTAL JCA (NFPE & FNPO) WITH AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS IS ORGANIZING THIS STRUGGLE PROGRAMME ....DEMANDING INCLUSION OF GDS IN THE AMBIT OF 7th CPC AND DEPARTMENTALIZATION OF BOs & REGULARIZATION OF GDS .......... MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS WITH LARGER PARTICIPATION.....

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......... NFPE & GDS (NFPE) filed a case in Supreme Court [WP (C) 1003 of 2013] praying : Implementation of 1977 judgement and declare GDS are civil servants & scrap the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011 as they are invalid and unconstitutional .... Supreme Court directed the case to Delhi High Court [WP (C) 168 of 2014].... first hearing was on 13-01-2014 and pleased to serve notice to Govt. & Department .... next hearing on 07-05-2014 ......Dept. given 6 weeks time & next hearing on 19-09-2014 ... Govt. filed counter affidavit .... next hearing is listed for 4th February 2015.......

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) (AIPEUGDS-NFPE & NUGDS) Circular

NFPE * FNPO * AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) * NUGDS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIZATIONS
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS (NFPE)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS (FNPO)
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS, NEW DELHI – 110001
No. PJCA/2014                                                                                                           Dated: 16.12.2014
CIRCULAR
To
          All Office Bearers of both Federations,
          All General Secretaries of both the Federations
          All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries

 Comrades,

A meeting of Postal JCA consisting NFPE, FNPO, AIPE Union GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS was held at NFPE office, North Avenue, Post Office Building, New Delhi on 03.12.2014. All General Secretaries of NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions attended the meeting. Com. M. Krishnan Ex. Secretary General NFPE and Secretary General Confederation was also present.

After detailed discussions the following decisions were taken:

1.       Indefinite strike will be organized from 6th May, 2015.

2.       Intensive campaign programme will be launched by the JCA leaders.

3.       JCA will be formed in all the circles. The following leaders of JCA are authorized for formation of Circle JCA and this work should be completed before 31st Jan-2015:

Kerala
Shri D. Theagarajan, S/G  FNPO
Com. M. Krishnan Ex. S/G  NFPE

Karnataka
Sri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. P. Suresh G/S R-4 (NFPE)

Andhra Pradesh
Shri  G.M. Rabani Vice president (FNPO)
Com. R. Seethalaxmi G/S P-4 (NFPE)

Tamilnadu
Shri N. Ramappa G/S  R-4 (FNPO)
Com. T. Satyanarayana G/S Postal Accounts(NFPE)

Odisha
Shri U. Murlidharan G/S NUGDS

Com. P Pandurangarao G/S AIPEU GDS(NFPE)

Maharashtra
Shri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. Giri raj Singh G/S R-3 (NFPE)

Gujarat
Shri T N Rahate G/S P-4 (FNPO)
Com, N. Subramanian G/S P-3 (NFPE)

M.P.
Shri T N Rahate G/S P-4 (FNPO)
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G (NFPE)

Chhattisgarh
Shri  D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G (NFPE)

Rajasthan
Shri O.P. Khanna G/S Admn. (FNPO)
Com. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO (NFPE)

UP
Shri B.S. Singh (FNPO)
Com. S.B. Yadav G/S R.O. Accounts (NFPE)

Punjab
Shri Jaipal Singh  Vice President  P-4 (FNPO)
Com. Giriraj Singh G/S R-3 (NFPE)

Hayrana
Shi Jaipal Sin gh Vice President , P-4 (FNPO)
Com. N. Subramanian G/S P-3 (NFPE)

H.P.
Shi Jaipal Singh Vice President , P-4 (FNPO)
Com. K.K. Sharma Vice President ,(NFPE)

Bihar
Shri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. R. Seethalaxmi G/S P-4 (NFPE)

Jharkhand
Shri Deepak Mukherjee President R-III (FNPO)
Com. R. Shiv Narayana President P-III (NFPE)

West Bengal
Shri D. Kishan Rao G/S P-III (FNPO)
Com. ,. N. Subramanian G/S P-3 (NFPE)

Assam
Shri Deepak Mukherjee President R-4 (FNPO)
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn.(NFPE)

North East
Shri Deepak Mukherjee President R-4 (FNPO)
Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee G/S Admn.(NFPE)

Uttarakhand
Shri  R K Tyagi    Dy/ G/S R-3 (FNPO)
Com. R. Seethalaxmi G/S P-4 (NFPE)

Delhi
Com. RN. Parashar S/G NFPE
Shri D. Theagarajan S/G (FNPO) and all General Secretaries.

4.       JCA unanimously decided to oppose Task Force Committee recommendations.

5.       State JCA leaders will authorize circle leaders of both Federations for formation of Divisional level JCA & this should be completed before 28th Feb 2015.

6.       State conventions and Divisional conventions should be held in the month of March-2015.

7.       Circulars, Banners, Pamphlets describing the demands should be sent to all and these should be circulated in regional languages also.

Yours Comradely,
                                                                        
    R. N. Parashar                                                                         D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE                                                 Secretary General, FNPO   
                                                           
  P. Pandurangarao                                                                  P. U. Muraleedharan
  General Secretary                                                                   General Secretary
          AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)                                                                    NUGDS (FNPO)

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Ministry of Finance Issues Clarifications with Regard to Different Aspects of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) Including about Availing of Benefits Under the Yojana



Various queries or questions have been raised from time to time with regard to different aspects of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).  The Ministry of Finance has responded to those queries and issued various clarifications in that regard from time to time.

Now the Ministry of Finance has further issued the following clarifications for the benefit of account holders under PMJDY:-

I.                   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Yojana are available on the websitewww.pmjdy.gov.in.

II.                A person who is already having a bank account with any bank NEED NOT to open a separate account under PMJDY. He/she will just have to get issued a RuPay Card in his existing account to get benefit of accidental insurance.  Over draft facility can be extended in the existing account if it is being operated satisfactorily.

III.             Accidental Insurance coverage under PMJDY

o       Accidental insurance of Rs.1 lakh is available to all RuPay card holders in the age group of 18-70 where RuPay card need to be used once in 45 days of receipt.

o       Claim intimation should be given his or her bank where account is maintained within 30 days from the date of accident.

IV.              Life Insurance coverage under PMJDY

Basic eligibility conditions:-

o       Persons opening bank account for the first time, with RuPay card in addition, during the period from 15thAug 2014 to 26th January 2015.

o       The persons should normally be Head of the family or an earning member of the family and should be in the age group of 18-59.

o       Account holder need to have valid RuPay card.

o       The account can be any bank account including a small account.

o       Only one person in the family will be covered and in case of the person having multiple cards / accounts, the benefit will be allowed only under one card i.e. one person per family will get a single cover of Rs. 30,000/-, subject to eligibility conditions.

o       The claim of Rs.30,000/- is payable to the nominee(s) of account holder who need to submit necessary documents to the Nodal Branch of the concerned  Bank.

o       Government employees (serving/retired) and their families, persons filing Income Tax Return/TDS deductees and persons covered under the Aam Adami Bima Yojana, are ineligible for Life insurance under PMJDY.


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Monday, December 15, 2014

CIC recommends ordinary postal stamp as RTI fee instrument

NEW DELHI: People seeking information under RTI Act may now be able to use  postal stamps as application fee if a recommendation of the Central Information Commission is accepted by  the Centre.

Two Information Commissioners in two separate cases-- R K  Jain and Raghubir Singh-- have made a common recommendation to the Department of Personnel and Training for  implementing postal stamps as a mode of payment of RTI fee thus reducing hassles  of applicants.

RTI users now have to pay a fee of Rs 10 either in cash, bank demand draft or Indian Postal Order to get information.

Some authorities like Army and Indian air force refuse to accept  applications drawn in favour of Accounts Officer despite clear directives of the  Department of Personnel and Training causing hassles to applicants.

"The appellant has submitted that the postal department's recommendation for use  of ordinary postal stamps for payment of RTI fee is both practical and user  friendly. The Commission finds merit in the appellant's submissions and would  urge the DoPT to consider this at the earliest.

"In this connection it  is noted that the government of Tamil Nadu has already allowed payment of RTI  fee by affixing court fee stamps, Information Commissioner Basant Seth said in  the matter of activist R K Jain.

Agreeing with Seth, Information Commissioner Sridhar  Acharyulu also issued an exhaustive order on the issue recommending to DoPT  to avail the opportunity of giving New Year Gift to the citizens by permitting  and publicising the use of ordinary postal stamps for the payment of RTI fee.

"Accepting postal stamps for RTI fee would resolve many difficulties in payment,  besides preventing wastage of public money in returning or rejecting the IPOs or  spending much larger amounts than Rs 10, for realising Rs 10, and avoidable  litigation," he said.

Acharyulu said returning the IPO to the appellant  involves writing a letter on a white paper, covering in an envelop, spending  public office's time which could have been used for some other productive work  besides spending Rs 25 or Rs 30 for speed post.

The case relates to applicant Raghubir Singh whose application was  rejected an year ago as it was not correctly drawn in the favour of authority  designated by the Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi.

"In all the public authority will be spending approximately Rs 35 to Rs 50. It  will also cause unnecessary expenditure for the appellant, who has already spend  Rs 20 to get a postal order for Rs 10. For returning and taking a different IPO  he has to spend again the same amount," Acharyulu said.

The  Commissioner said spending Rs 50 to reject the IPO worth Rs 10 on silly grounds  would amount to wastage of Rs 50 plus Rs 60.

"By accepting to deposit  the postal order of Rs 10, they would be preventing expenditure of Rs 60 and use Rs 10," he said.

He said it is a misuse of the power of PIO to reject to receive RTI  application and the fee amounting to harassment of the applicant.

"It  is also a kind of denial of information. Any kind of delay in furnishing of  information on such grounds, violates the letter and spirit of RTI Act on  several counts," he said.


Issuing a show cause notice for denying information, the Commissioner directed  all the PIOs of Public Authority to submit separate reports to this Commission  explaining how many IPOs they have rejected so far and what are the grounds of  rejection, from January 2014 to December 10, 2014, within 15 days from the date  of receipt of this order.

Source : economictimes


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