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........ONE MAN COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED FOR GDS ....... SHRI KAMALESH CHANDRA AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GDS PAY COMMITTEE ...... ONE YEAR TIME HAS GIVEN TO SUBMIT THE REPORT .......GDS COMMITTEE IS GOING TO SUBMIT ITS REPORT DURING NOVEMBER 2016........ VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS IN GDS CADRE HAS BEEN COMMENCED..........AIPEU GDS (NFPE) SUBMITTED APPLICATION TO THE DIRECTORATE IN THE NAME OF 'AIPEU-GDS' TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENSUING VERIFICATION................... .......

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......... FINAL HEARING OF THE COURT CASE IN PR. CAT, DELHI IS ON 22nd NOVEMBER 2016............

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Important Recommendations made by GDS Committee

Dear Comrades,

For the preliminary information to all our GDS Comrades & well-wishers, a gist of recommendations have been extracted from the GDS Committee Report submitted by Shri Kamalesh Chandra.

= Categories of GDS:

Present Nomenclature
Category
BRANCH POST MASTER
All Branch Post Masters
Assistant Branch Post Master  
GDS  MD, GDS MC
DAK SEVAK
GDSSV,GDS PkR
, GDSMM
..
= Viability of GDS Post Offices:

New norms for calculation of GDS Pos are recommended.
Further Categorization of GDS POs based on proportion of Revenue / Expenditure
Category of GDS PO
Revenue Norm
Urban & Rural (Normal)
100% of its expenditure
Rural (special)
50% of its expenditure
..
Category
Colour
Proportion of Revenue to expenditure
A
Green
100% or more of prescribed form
B
Orange
75% to 99% of prescribed form
C
Pink
50% to 74.99% of prescribed form
D
Red
Less than 50% of prescribed form

=Workload assessment:

In place of point system, the Committee recommends the new wage payment system. The new system linked to revenue generation and not to work load.

= Rural Business Development and Marketing:

The Committee Recommended many items for successful realization of rural business potentials.

= Committee recommends to improve the accessibility, visibility and infrastructure of GDS POs.

PO are with 10’ X 10’ dimensions in ground floor.
Building owned by Gram Panchayat
Building owned by Central Govt or State Govt. ie.,schools or offices BPM’s own house
Proper rented accommodation in a busy place of the village
Building owned by NGOs.

With all furniture and power supply.

= Legal status of GDS:

The Committee observed that the matter is sub judice.

The Department should take suitable steps to increase security of job, prevent exploitation and increase income of GDSs so that they feel secure and live happily with in the GDS system and with the existing legal status.

= Terms and conditions of engagement.

The Committee recommends changes in Rule-3A.
Introduce voluntary discharge scheme on willing to leave the post before 65 years
Discharge from the service on the last day of the month.
Relaxation on limited transfer facility.

= Recommendations on wage structure and fixation of wages.

Committee recommends raising of minimum duty from 3 hours to 4 hours of all GDSs
Comparison : BPM = Postman
                        Asst. BPM & Dak Sevak = MTS
Minimum wage fixed at :
Rs.10,000- for 4 hours & Rs.12,000- for five hours. (Level-I)
Rs.12,000- for 5 hours & Rs.14,500- for five hours (Level-2)
Annual increase @ 3% on 1st January or 1st July
Wage matrix & Wage Level Table & Arrears calculation Table are given in detail.

= Allowances:

Dearness Allowance – no change
% of DA with regular employees – no change
Increased rate of DA – no change

Recommended allowances :

Composite Allowance
Cash Conveyance Allowance
Combined Duty Allowance
Children Education Allowance
Revenue linked Allowance for eligible BPMs
Risk & hardship allowance

Allowances to be withdrawn:

Office Maintenance Allowance
Fixed Stationery Allowance
Boat Allowance
Cycle Maintenance Allowance
Uttarakhand Allowance
Split Duty Allowance.

Composite Allowance Includes:

Rent for housing GDS PO, Rent for Accommodation, washing-repairs-maintenance of premises, furniture, stationery charges, electricity usage charges for office, Mobile / Telephone usage charges, Boat Allowance/ CMA/ TA, Hospitality charges for drinking water, other incidental charges.

=Performance Related Incentive

Revenue linked allowance along with the present system of incentives with automatic payment at the end of each month.

= Ex-gratia Bonus:

Dept should re-examine the formula for payment of bonus and ex gratia bonus with reference to the share of revenue generated by the departmental as well as GDS POs.

= Methods of engagement

Method of selection : on line method engagement should be introduced.
Recruiting Authority : appended to the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011
Qualification :SSC/SSLC from State Board/CBSE/ICSE with certificate course or diploma course in IT
Knowledge of local language.
Maintenance of Reservation roster at divisional level.
Stop the security in the form of FG bonds, introduce 5 year TD or NSC as security.

= Career Progression

There is need to increase the Direct Recuitment quota of GDS in Postman & Mail Guard because of large working strength of GDS and to provide them with better opportunities for getting into departmental posts.

 Introduce a guaranteed special increase in wages after 12, 24 & 36 years of service with two annual increases.

Designation of GDSs should be changed after each financial upgradation.

=Leave & substitute arrangement:

Paid leave should be renamed as ordinary leave and enhanced from 20 to 30 days in a year.

Introduce Encashment of Ordinary leave.
Introduce ‘emergency leave’ for 5 days in a calendar year, but no carry forward.

No full time substitute will be engaged.

Women GDS – 26 weeks of maternity leave and paid from salary head.
Paternity leave for 7 days.

= Disciplinary Rules:

Department  should add a new punishment of ‘compulsory discharge from the service’ in the list  “major penalties’ and the content of Rule-9 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement)Rules 2011.

= Social Security Schemes:

Severance Amount : @ Rs.4,000 from 01-01-2016 for every completed year of service subject to maximum of Rs.1,50,000-.

Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS):

GDS contribution should be revised as minimum of 3% and maximum of 10%  of the basic wage per month.

Department contribution should be fixed as 3% of the basic wage.

Bring the GDS under the purview of Gratuity Act with an upper limit of Rs.5,00,000-

Group Insurance Scheme : enhance the rate of monthly subscription by Rs.500 per month with insurance coverage of Rs.5,00,000-.

 =Welfare Schemes:

GDS CWF subscription should be enhanced from Rs.20- to Rs.100- pm.
Department grant should be enhanced from Rs.100- to Rs.300- PA.

Point system should not be applied to the compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS.

Photo identity cards to all GDS with free of cost.

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Dear Comrades,

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=P.PANDURANGARAO
GENERAL SECRETARY


Pay scales recommended by the GDS Commitee :

Remaining all details will be published soon.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY ....

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY IN THE WEBSITE OF DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AT ABOUT 19.00hrs.

While downloading the copy from the website, it is interrupted and could not be down loaded and we do not have the opportunity to get it done.

It is learnt that due to technical problem taken place while uploading in the web site and can be rectified tomorrow morning.

Though it is very disappointing situation, we have to wait up to tomorrow. Kindly bear with the situation.

Our CHQ will try to publish the details / highlights of the Report as soon as possible.

=P.PANDURANGARAO
GENERAL SECRETARY










GDS COURT CASE - UPDATE

GDS Court Case proceedings in Pr.CAT, Delhi -- our Advocate informed that the case is postponed to another date. Date will be intimated latter.

=P.PANDURANGARAO
GENERAL SECRETARY


GDS COMMITTEE REPORT

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT PUBLISHED IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS WEBSITE

DETAILS WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON 

=P.PANDURANGARAO
GENERAL SECRETARY

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NJCA Meeting -- 17th January 2017

NJCA MEETING
NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

Much awaited meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) was held on 17th January 2017 at National Council (JCM) Staff-side office at New Delhi. Leaders of Railways, Defence, Postal and Confederation attended. Detailed discussions were held on the developments that took place after the deferment of the indefinite strike of 11th July 2016 and also on the totally negative attitude of the Government towards the 7th Pay Commission related issues of the Central Government Employees & Pensioners, including increase in Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances, Pensioner’s Option-I etc.

Unfortunately, there was no consensus regarding revival of the deferred indefinite strike. Hence no decision could be taken. Meeting ended with a decision to meet again after some days. In the meantime NJCA Chairman and Convener may try to meet the Cabinet Ministers who have given the assurances on 30th June 2016 to NJCA leaders.

As there is no immediate possibility for revival of the indefinite strike by NJCA, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to intensify the mobilization campaign and preparation for making the 16th March 2017 one day strike a grand success. All Affiliated Organizations and C-O-Cs are once again requested to make all –out efforts to ensure cent percent participation of employees in the strike. In addition to the campaign programme of National Secretariat members, each affiliated organization and C-O-Cs should chalk out their own separate campaign programme.  Please give wide publicity through local print / electronic media and social media like whatsapp, facebook etc.

No doubt, our strike will have a great impact in settling the demands and also in exposing the powers-that-be who betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners.

Somebody should come forward to protest and also, if necessary, to suffer and Confederation is ready for it.

Let Confederation lead and others follow.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Mobile & Whatsapp – 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com



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GDS COMMITTEE REPORT - NEWS

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION-GDS
1st FLOOR NORTH AVENUE PO BUILDING
NEW DLEHI - 110001

Ref: NFPE/AIPEU-GDS/AGTN/2017                                          Dated – 17.01.2017

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
DEPARTMENT OF POST SOUGHT PERMISSION FROM ELECTION COMMISSION FOR PUBLISHING THE REPORT - DISCUSSION HELD WITH NFPE & FNPO - ASSURED TO PUBLISH THE REPORT IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING APPROVAL

INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST DEFERRED

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, the GDS Committee headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member, has submitted its report to Government on 24th November 2016. Secretary, Posts, informed us that the report will be published only after getting approval of the Minister, Communications. Earlier, GDS Committee Report was published on the very same date of submission. 7th Pay Commission Report was also published immediately on submission to Government.

Protesting against the unjustified stand of the Department, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS conducted nationwide agitational programmes like protest demonstration, dharna etc. Finally we have given notice for indefinite hunger fast in front of the Directorate from 18.01.2017, by Secretary General, NFPE and all General Secretaries of affiliated Unions including AIPEU-GDS. After our hunger fast notice things started moving. Secretary, Department of Posts deputed a Senior Officer to the Minister’s office to get the approval of the Minister. Minister granted permission to publish the Report with a condition that Election Commission’s approval should be obtained before publishing the Report, as Election Commission has already declared election to five State Assemblies.

On 16.01.2017, the Department called us for discussion with Member (Technology). In the discussion Member (T) informed that “a reference has been made to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and a response is expected shortly”We recorded our strong protest against the unjustified delay in publishing the report. The Member (T) expressed “the difficulty in hosting the report in the Department’s website on account of the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in view of assembly elections having been announce in five states”The appeal given by the Department to call off the indefinite hunger fast is published below.

In view of the above, the Federal Secretariat of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has reviewed the situation based on the written assurance given by the Department and has decided to postpone the indefinite hunger fast to be commenced from 18th January 2017. Even if we go on indefinite fast or strike, Department cannot publish it without the permission of Election Commission, as the Department has already submitted it to Election Commission for permission.

We hope that the Election Commission will grant permission shortly to publish the Report.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS has made sincere effort for compelling the Department to publish the GDS Committee Report and conducted nationwide agitational programmes. It is only because of our agitational programmes and indefinite hunger fast notice, the Department was compelled to get permission and also submitted it for Election Commission’s approval.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS always stand with the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks and we assure our GDS employees that if GDS Committee Report is against the interest of the GDS NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will declare serious agitational programmes including strike.

Fraternally yours,

                                                                                     
R. N. Parashar                                                                  P. Panduranga Rao

Secretary General, NFPE                                                    General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS




ENHANCEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL LIMITS FROM ATMs & CURRENT ACCOUNTS

ATMs  =  Rs.4,500-  to Rs.10,000- per day per card
CURRENT ACCOUNT =  Rs.50,000 - to Rs.1,00,000- per week


Friday, January 13, 2017

GDS COURT CASE - AN UPDATE

It is informed by our Advocate that the GDS Court case filed in Pr.CAT, Delhi by NFPE & AIPEU-GDS is posted for final argument on 18th January 2017.

           R.N.Parashar                                                 P.Pandurangarao
       Secretary General                                            General Secretary
               NFPE                                                             AIPEU - GDS

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GDS COMMITTEE REPORT - NEWS

MINISTER GRANTED PERMISSION TO PUBLISH THE GDS COMMITTEE REPORT WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE ELECTION COMMISSION'S APPROVAL SHOULD BE OBTAINED BEFORE PUBLISHING THE REPORT.

Today Directorate has informed the Secretary General, NFPE that Hon'ble Minister of Communications has granted permission to publish the GDS Committee Report with a condition that Election Commission's approval should be obtained before publishing the Report.

Directorate has also informed that they will meet the Election commission on 16th January (Monday) and submit the letter seeking approval for publishing the GDS Committee Report.

          R.N.Parashar                                                                                   P.Pandurangarao
    Secretary General                                                                               General Secretary
             NFPE                                                                                               AIPEU - GDS







FESTIVAL & SEASONAL GREETINGS TO ALL --

AIPEU - GDS CHQ CONVEYS HEARTFELT GREETINGS TO ALL ON THE OCCASION OF SEASONAL FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY 

SANKRANTHI - PONGAL
MAHA BIHU
LOHRI
P.PANDURANGARAO
GENERAL SECRETARY




Select post offices to use PoS machines soon

In keeping with the times, the Department of Posts too will soon use PoS machines for cash transactions in select post offices across the State.
As of now, the Centre has sanctioned about 1,000 PoS machines to be distributed for post offices across the country. Of this, nearly 120 PoS machines for processing credit and debit cards payments will be provided to post offices across the State during first phase.

Several counter transactions, including booking of registered parcels, money orders and speed posts, are being carried out through cash. Last year, post offices made nearly 12,000 instant money order transactions in Tamil Nadu circle.

While States, including Gujarat and Kerala, are expected to begin using PoS machines in mid-January, measures are being taken to deliver equipment to other places. Officials of the postal department said that initially four post offices — Anna Road head office and General Post office, Rajaji Salai, Chennai and one each in Madurai and Tiruchi region — would be provided with PoS machines as a pilot project.

Postal customers welcomed the move as it would ease the burden of carrying cash after the demonetisation scheme.

Many customers like R. Meenakshi, a resident of Thiruvanmiyur, said booking parcels at post offices is often difficult as she has to pay cash.

“I sometimes even spend Rs.8,000 to send parcels abroad. If post offices can have swipe machines, I don’t have to wait at ATMs to withdraw cash,” she said.

The department has partnered with State Bank of India for operation of PoS machines. Customers who have postal saving banks accounts can also recharge and use SBI buddy, a mobile wallet application soon.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

REDEPLOYMENT OF POSTS FROM GDS COMMITTEE TO PBI DIVISION



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India Post to Start SBI Buddy Wallet Service in Post Offices

In order to move towards digitization of cash transactions at post offices for its Saving Bank Customers, Department of Posts (DoP) has approached the State Bank of India to provide customized services of State Bank Buddy wallet for branches of Post Offices. Cashiers/Postal Assistant at authorized Post Offices will accept two kinds of withdrawal forms from their Saving Bank customers. One for withdrawing cash and other for loading their Buddy wallet.


Draft of process flow is summarized below:


1. DoP would like to open wallets for their identified Post offices across India.

2. To begin with, DoP will start with 1000 Post Offices and then extend to larger no. of Post Offices. All these Post Offices will be provided with a smart phone, by the respective Divisional Heads/Chief Postmaster/Sr. Postmasters. These phones Will be the assets of the post Office concerned and Will be the deposited in the treasury at end of the day. At the beginning of the day the phone will be given to the SB Cashier handling the Buddy wallet.

3. State Bank Buddy wallet will be downloaded from Google play /Apple store and wallet account will be registered on these (Post Offices’ Official) Mobile Numbers.

4. Sansad Marg HO will be assigned as a nodal office for SBl buddy. DoP will share with SBl the list of mobile nos. to be used on Post Office counters. Against each mobile no. in the list, name & address of PO along with other details considered important for accounting and MIS.

5. SBI will prefund all 1000 post office e-wallet accounts with Rs.20,000 (each wallet to be topped up with Rs.20,000).

6. Cashiers/Postal Assistant at Post Offices will pay to their (PO) customers, through P2P facility (using “Send Money/Ask Money) against special withdrawal forms presented by the customers.

7. At 4.30 pm each day, Buddy Team at GITC will send MIS to NDMB (Sansad Marg) & Sansad Marg HO containing the amount consumed by each PO wallet during the day.

8. At the closure of Post Offices? customer dealing, 3:00 pm State Bank Buddy team will run a scheduled job and block all these wallets so that no further transactions can be made on that day.

9. Buddy team will generate Daily Transaction MIS of these wallets post office wise and share it with DoP

10. No PO wallet will be topped up during the day for increased requirement etc.

11. Buddy team will unblock these wallets in SOD (Start of Day) so that wallets will be operational for use.

1- Between Customer & Cashier/Postal Assistant

i. Customer should download buddy wallet from play store or apple store. Assistance may be required. The cashiers/Postal Assistant will be trained by SBI.
ii. Customer should use 'Ask Option" in Buddy giving mobile number of the Cashier.
iii. The statement of transactions on the wallet of the cashier can be made available by the Bank

At Post office

i. Debit SB account of customer
ii. Credit Wallet Account of customer

Reconciliation :

The individual PO will download the Buddy report, check it against the transactions made and will

(A) Either confirm that the report tallied with the transactions done in the post offices, to the nodal office.

Buddy Wallet team (gmdigicomm@sbi.co.in) Sansad Marg HO will pay SBl Sansad Marg main branch at the end of the day as per demand raised by them. In the case of any dispute which is raised by post offices as per para B above, the adjustment would be made next day.


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