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......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS ..................... 4th All India Conference of AIPEU GDS - 8th & 9th October 2022 -- Kasaragod - Kerala ......


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Friday, November 27, 2020

Maintenance minimum balance Rs.500 in Post Office Savings Account is mandatory.


Maintain minimum balance of Rs.500 

in your Post Office Savings Account by 11.12.2020 

to avoid maintenance charge

GDS Online engagement Notifications for Jharkhand, Punjab & North East Circles -

 Jharkhand, North East and Punjab circles Registration, Fee & Submission of online application

Start date : 12.11.2020

End Date: 11.12.2020

Jharkhand Circle


North Eastern Circle


Punjab Circle

(A) For Chandigarh, Ludhiana City, Ludhiana Muffossil, patiala and Sangrur

Help Line number: 0172-2547717


(B) For Amritsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Kapurthala

Help Line number: 0172-2722144


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COVID-19 :: Guidelines for surveillence, containment & caution - MHA order


Thursday, November 26, 2020


26-11-2020 :: Nationwide one day strike ... Revolutionary greetings to all the participants

Dear Comrades,

Reports received to CHQ, that a tremendous response in Postal & RMS divisions on the call of NFPE / Confederation & Central Trade Unions for nationwide one day strike.

All over the country almost all Postal & RMS divisions Departmental & GDS employees participated in the strike after closing the offices; conducted demonstrations, meetings, rallies besides joined with the other fraternal organizations in many places.

At the last hour,  one of our postal organizations stepped back  & some unions discouraged the members through social media the NFPE & GDS Unions showed their unity and participated en masse in the one day strike in a very successful way.

AIPEU GDS CHQ conveys heartfelt greetings & thanks to all participants for the success of the strike call.

General Secretary

Please note that abundant number of photos received through whatsapp and it could not be possible to segregate and upload immediately. Regrets ..


Monday, November 23, 2020



26th NOVEMBER 2020

On Call of NFPE & Confederation of Central Government employees and workers along with all Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations against anti people, Anti farmers and Anti Working-Class people's policies of Central Government.

Make every possible effort to make the Strike 100% Success.

Video Regarding procedure of Digital Life Certificate In post offices

Please click the below link for video ::

AIPEU-GDS - Andhra Pradesh Circle Council Meeting on 22-11-2020

 The Circle Council Meeting of AIPEU GDS has been held on 22nd November 2020 through video conferencing at 3.00pm. Meeting presided by Com.K.Manohar, President, A.P circle. Com.M.Srinivasarao presented the report in the meeting.

Com.B.Sridharbabu, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GrC inaugurated the meeting. Com.P.Pandurangarao, G/S, AIPEU GDS., Com.Ch.Vidya Sagar, C/S, P4., Com.K.N.Chary, Orrg Genl Secy CHQ & C/S Telangana Circle addressed the Council Meeting.

About 15 Divisions and 22 Representatives participated & addressed in the session. Elaborated disscussion went on various issues of GDS in the Circle including 26th One day Nationwide strike.  Meeting concluded at 7.00pm with vote of thanks by Com.M.Srinivasarao, Circle Secretary.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

IPPB :: Standard Operation Procedure for handling loss / repair / replacement of assets provided to end user ........


GDS :: Financial Assistance to GDS towards one time repayment at the time of retirement from CWF ....


Draft Rules under the Code on Social Security 2020 - PIB

 Ministry of Labour & Employment

Union Labour Ministry Notifies Draft Rules under the Code on Social Security 2020

Posted On: 15 NOV 2020 1:51PM by PIB Delhi

Union Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified the draft rules under the Code on Social Security, 2020 on 13.11.2020 inviting objections and suggestions, if any, from the stakeholders. Such objections and suggestions are required to be submitted within a period of 45 days from the date of notification of the draft rules.

The draft rules provide for operationalization of provisions in the Code on Social Security, 2020 relating to Employees’ Provident Fund, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Gratuity, Maternity Benefit, Social Security and Cess in respect of Building and Other Construction Workers, Social Security for Unorganised Workers, Gig Workers and Platform Workers.

The draft rules also provide for Aadhaar based registration including self-registration by unorganised workers, gig workers and platform workers on the portal of the Central Government. Ministry of Labour and Employment has already initiated action for development of such portal. For availing any benefit under any of the social security schemes framed under the Code, an unorganised worker or a gig worker or platform worker shall be required to be registered on the portal with details as may be specified in the scheme.

The rules further provide for Aadhaar based registration of Building and Other Construction Workers on the specified portal of the Central Government and the State Government or the State Welfare Board. Where a building worker migrates from one State to another he shall be entitled to get benefits in the State where he is currently working and it shall be the responsibility of the Building Workers Welfare Board of that State to provide benefits to such a worker.

Provision has also been made in the rules regarding gratuity to an employee who is on fixed term employment.

The rules also provide for single electronic registration of an establishment including cancellation of the registration in case of closure of business activities.

Provision has also been made regarding manner and conditions for exiting of an establishment from EPFO and ESIC coverage.

The procedure for self-assessment and payment of Cess in respect of building and other construction workers has been elaborated in the rules. For the purpose of self- assessment, the employer shall calculate the cost of construction as per the rates specified by the State Public Works Department or Central Public Works Department or on the basis of return or documents submitted to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority.

The rate of Interest for delayed payment of such cess has been reduced from 2 per cent every month or part of a month to 1 per cent. Under the existing rules, the Assessing Officer has the power to direct that no material or machinery can be removed or disturbed from the construction site. Such power for indefinitely stopping of construction work has been withdrawn in the draft rules. Further, under the draft rules, the assessing officer can visit the construction site only with the prior approval of the Secretary of the Building and Other Construction Workers Board.

The rules have also provided for the manner of payment of contribution by the aggregators through self-assessment.

For Draft Notification of Rules (Hindi & English) under Code on Social Security please click on the Link




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India Post Payment Bank IFSC Code for Fund Transfer


BankIndia Post Payment Bank
BranchCorporate Office
Open Hours
Mode Of PaymentCash,Cheque,Demand Draft and Net banking
Bank Details

India Post Payment Bank Corporate Office IPOS0000001

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 Morning 8AM to 8AM except holidays*

Fund transfer

All Days with Charges

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AddressPost office,speed post centre building, Market road, New Delhi,central Delhi,Delhi 110001, India
 *Working hours vary. Banks are shut on 2nd and 4th Saturdays and all Sundays of the month.

Digital Life Certificate (DLC) for Pensioners through IPPB ....


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Doorstep Service for submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postman launched -- PIB

 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Doorstep Service for submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postman launched

Huge relief for pensioners to submit Life certificate while staying at home.

Posted On: 12 NOV 2020 4:08PM by PIB Delhi

India Post Payments Bank, IPPB of Department of Posts & Meity have successfully launched the initiative of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare: “Doorstep Service for submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postman”. The facility to submit life certificate online through Jeevan Pramaan Portal was launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister in November, 2014 with the objective to provide a convenient and transparent facility to pensioners for submission of Life Certificate.

Ever since, DoPPW, under the able guidance of Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, has been leveraging technology year after year, to make the system seamless and more and more convenient for the elderly Pensioners. 

In order to make this facility available across the country, DoPPW roped in the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) and utilise its huge network of Postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks in providing doorstep facility to pensioners for submission of life certificate digitally.

IPPB has customized its Bank software and dovetailed the same with Jeevan Pramaan software of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and UIDAI, to provide DLC services at the doorstep of Pensioners. This facility shall be in addition to other facilities such as withdrawal of money from bank account etc. while sitting at home. IPPB is utilising its national network of more than 1,36,000 access points in Post Offices and more than 1,89,000 Postmen & Gramin Dak Sevaks with smart phones and biometric devices to provide Doorstep Banking Services. As a result a huge number of pensioners across the country shall be able to avail doorstep service through Postmen/ Gramin Dak Sevak, without visiting to bank branch or standing in a queue outside the bank branches.  

In order to avail “doorstep service for submission of DLC” through IPPB, pensioners can get detailed information on It is a chargeable service and will be available to all Central Government Pensioners across the country irrespective of the fact their pension accounts are in different bank. The process to avail “doorstep service of DLC” through IPPB can be viewed @ Youtube(Pension DOPPW) and facebook of D/o Pension & Pensioners Welfare . In view of current pandemic, it is a huge relief for pensioners to submit Life certificate while staying at home.



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PLI -- Closure of PLI operations in APS and SoP for transfer of case files to Circles .................


Revision of process for transfer of account in National (Small) Savings Schemes ........


Opening of account where depositor having address of other state / city ........ clarification .......


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

SAD NEWS :: Com.M.S.Sabu, Circle Secretary, AIPEU-GDS, Kerala Circle passed away ....

 Com. M.S.Sabu 

Com. M.S.Sabu, circle secretary AIPEU GDS, Kerala Circle Secretary expired today morning 05.20AM at Kottayam hospital. He is a militant and vibrant leader of GDS union and leads many struggles for the most  down trodden GDS employees. 

He was under medical treatment for the last few weeks and admitted in hospital. Situation became critical yesterday and he lost his breath today morning. He left with two sons and wife.

We dip our flag on the untimely demise of com. M. S. Sabu. 

From 1996 he worked as President and from 2010 he lead the GDS Circle union, Kerala. 

On behalf of AIPEU GDS CHQ conveyed our deep grief & sorrow on the sudden demise of the beloved comrade and condolences to the bereaved family members.

General Secretary

26 November 2020 -- Countrywide General Strike :: Context and Focus ............



Sunday, November 8, 2020

AIPEUGDS:: Telangana Circle Council meeting held on 08-11-2020 in connection with 26-11-2020 one day strike

The Circle Council meeting of AIPEU GDS Telangana Circle has been held on 08-11-20 at B-1 P&T Qrs, Hyderabad. Com.M.Srinivasarao, Circle President, AIPEU GDS presided the meeting. 

Com. M.Azeez, General Secretary, Confederation AP & TS unit inaugurated the meeting. 

Com. M.Srinivasarao, Circle Secretary, AIPEUGDS attended as Chief guest. Com. A.Sravankumar, C/S, Gr.C., Com. M.Madhusudanarao, C/S, P4., Com. K.Yadagiri, C/S, R-3., Com. S.A.Naidu, C/S, R-4, Com. D.Narasimhamurthy, C/S, AIPAEA were also present and addressed the meeting. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020




  M. Krishnan

Ex- Secretary General, NFPE & Confederation

1.      Central Government employees, particularly postal employees have a history of one and a half century of struggle spanning from pre-independence period to post-independence era. I am not venturing to explain the history of that period of sacrifice, brutal repression, severe punishments, and martyrdom in this article. That can be, on another occassion. I am trying to explain the common character of the struggles conducted by the Central Government employees and postal employees in pre and post independence era and their future task based on this experience.

2.      If one analyse the struggles organised during seventy years period prior to 1947, it can be seen that majority of those struggles were mainly for achieving defined wage structure and service conditions which was not in existence at that period.  Thus, through several big and small agitations and strikes, fixed working hours, wage structure based on the nature of duty performed, annual increments, leave entitlement, allowance to compensate price rise, pensionery benefits, right to organise and collective bargaining were achieved by employees from the most oppressive and unwilling British Government. 

3.      None of the benefits were granted as a gratis by the British Government.  Each benefit was obtained through heroic struggle.  The strike oganised by Postmen of Pune Head Post Office under the guidance of great freedom fighter Late Balagangadhara Tilak in the year 1880, the indefinite strike of Telegraph workers in 1908 under the leadership of Henry Barton, the indefinite strike of 1918 by Postmen of Mumbai under the leadership of V.G.Dalvi, the struggle organised by Potal Clerks in the years 1920-21 against the retrograde recommendations of Postal Enquiry Committee Report under the inspiring leadership of late Tarapada Mukherjee, the founder father of Postal Trade Union movement, the historic speech and clarion call for struggle by Tarpada Mukherjee in the 1921 Lahore speech and his consequent dismissal from service, the non-coperation agitation in 1931 of Postal employees under the leadership of Dada Ghosh, the 25 days strike of 1946 which is written in golden letters in the history of Indian Independence struggle, commenced by Postmen of Mumbai and then joined by entire P & T employees and finally converted into a biggest working class strike, inspired and guided by the revolutionary leader Late K.G.Bose, who electrified the entire Central Government employees movement --- all these struggles were organised for achieving new benefits which were not available to Central Government employees till then.  Most of the benefits which are now enjoyed by the Central Government employees are the result of the prolonged struggles conducted in pre-independent India, during British regime.  Thousands of known and unnown leaders and workers had sacrificed their entire life for the cause of posterity during those period.

4.      After independence (1947) upto 1990’s the struggle conducted by Central Government employees and Postal employees was mainly for improving or betterment of the benefits earned during the pre-independence period and to some extent for realizing some left out benefits like Bonus.  The main cause of the struggles were for betterment of wages and other service conditions mainly through various pay commission mechanisms and also through various ED committees in the case of Gramin Dak Sevaks formerly called as Extra-Departmental Agents.  The indefinite strike notice of 1957 demanding appointment of second Central Pay Commission and nationwide preparations thereof, indefinite strike of 1960 which lasted for five days demanding modifications and improvement of second pay commission recommendations, the historic one day strike of 1968 September 19th demanding Need Based Minimum Wage, 1974 Bonus strike of Railway Employees in which other Central Government employees also joined as solidarity strike for few days, the struggle against the attack on wages, DA and other service conditions during the 1975 Emergency period, the historic 1984 one day strike solely for realization of GDS demands, many other agitational programmes other than strikes --- all were conducted for improvement of wages and other service conditions.  These struggles were organised at national level under the leadership of legendary leaders like Dada Ghosh, K.G.Bose, N.J.Iyer, K.Adinarayana, Om Prakash Gupta, S.K.Vyas, and N.P.Padmanabhan and many other leaders in various states.

5.      The post independence period upto 1990’s was also the period of tremendous growth and leap forward of Central Government services and departments.  It was a period of all-round development of Central services.  Through the five year plan, the Central Government expanded the Central services to all parts of the nation for catering to various needs of the people like Communications, health, education, industry etc. etc.  More and more offices were opened in cities and villages.  To cope up with the work load due to opening of new offices and further expansion of services thousands of new posts were created and lakhs of new employees were recruited and appointed.  To supervise and coordinate the activities of field offices, Administrative offices at State, Central and Ministry level were also established.  Thus there was big increase in the number of offices and number of employees in Central Services during this period.  The quality of the services also has improved a lot.

6.      This growth trajectory lasted for 42 years from 1947 to 1990.  From 1991 onwards very big policy change took place in Central Services.  Neo-liberal globalisation policies were implemented in all sectors of the economy.  Central services were not an exception.  Closure of offices, merger of offices, Ban on recruitment, abolition of vacant posts, Ban on creation of new posts, Largescale outsourcing of the work performed by Central Government employees, introduction of Casual, Contract and daily rated mazdoor system, corporatisation of Government departments as a prelude to eventual privatisation are some of the neo-liberal policies introduced in Central Government services.  Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Pay Commissions, Expenditure Reforms Commission and various expert committees gave recommendations to expedite the implementation of neo-liberal policies in all Central Goverment departments.  During this period various types of resistance struggles were organised by Central Government employees in general and in each department.  In Postal department struggle and strikes against reorganisation and closure of Post Offices and RMS Offices, outsourcing of speed post booking, non-filling up of vacancies and closure of Branch Post Offices took place during the period from 1991 onwards along with the struggle for improvement of wages and service conditions and also against curtailment of trade union facilities.

7.      From 1991 onwards, the struggle of Central Government employees are mainly against the neo-liberal policies of closure, downsizing, outsourcing, corporatisation and casual contract system.  Unlike in the pre-independence period upto 1947 and post-independence period upto 1990’s, when the struggles  were  mainly for achieving benefits and for improving the wages and service conditions, the struggles from 1991 onwards in the Central Government departments was mainly for job security of employees.  Existence of each department and its employees faced big challenge from the policy of the Government.  Consequently, as a corollary to these attacks, attack on wage structure, social security and trade union rights also intensified.  The contributory pension system (NPS) was introduced. Instead of struggle for improving the existing benefits, the struggle for protecting the existing benefits became more prominent.  Confederation of Central Government Employees &  Workers organised strikes in 2012, 2014 and 2016. The historic sixteen days All India strike of Gramin Dak Sevaks took place during this period.

8.      The Telecom department, which was a part of Central Government Services with about five  lakhs employees and 10000 crore rupees yearly profit was corporatised during the period of neo-liberal reforms. Private telecom companies are given licences to operate. Government privatised VSNL. Ultimate result was that BSNL and MTNL became loss making entities and lakhs of employees were sent out on Voluntary Retirement scheme (VRS).

9.      After coming to power at Centre in 2014, the BJP-led  Modi Government started vigourously implementing the extreme neo-liberal polices of naked privatisation and dismantling of  public sector and Government departments.  In the defence sector the FDI limit is raised to 74% from 49%.  Defence ordinance factories are going to be corporatised and privatised.  In 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 the cabinet.  Conversion of the existing parcel Directorate into a seperate company is in the pipeline.  Most of the 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 implemented, thousands of  postal employees will become surplus and their job security will be in danger.  The situation in other Central Government departments is also more or less the same.  Govt’s decision to close down 12 out of 17 Government of India Printing Preses is an eye-opener to all those who believe that NDA Government will protect their job.  During the Covid-19 pandenic period, the Government has declared unbridled privatisation of all strategic sectors including Space Research, Atomic energy, Defence production etc.  The refusal of the Central Government to honour the assurance to increase the minimum pay and fitment formula, rejection of the demand to scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) and restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS), refusal to grant civil servant status and all benefits of regular employees to Gramin Dak Sevaks, increasing attack on the trade union rights are all part of this extreme neo-liberal policies pursued by the Government.  Freezing of Dearness Allowance and impounding of arrears till 30-06-2021 in the name of Covid-19 crisis is another blow to the Central Government employees.  Stringent measures to implement the provisions of FR 56(j),(l) and Pension Rules 48 is a calculated move by Government to terrorise the employees. 

10.    Central Government 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 being implemented by Modi Government.  Their job security, wage structure, social security 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 struggle and sacrifice made by thousands of workers and leaders in the past 150 years?  The answer is that the Central Government employees, especially Postal Employees, who have a history of heroic struggles and sacrifice, should be ready for uncompromising struggle and for more sacrifices than the sacrifices of our earlier leaders and  workers at grass root level.  Benefits, wages and service conditions which are the products of hard-won battles of the past, can be protected through still bigger and more militant struggles only.  This is what history teaches us.  There is no short-cut.  There is no substitute for the struggle for existence.  There is only two options left - either fight or perish.  Let us not surrender.  Let us stand up and fight.  Let us make the 2020 November 26th one day National Strike a resounding success.