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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, March 24, 2021

RPLI Day -- 24th March ........

 


Important Instructions to POSB Account holders

 POSB Minimum Balance Rs. 500/-


Dear All,

As per the new SB rulings if balance in POSB account is less than Rs 500/- on 31/03/2021 account maintenance charge of Rs 118/- will be deducted from the account. 

If the balance in the account is less than 119, account will be closed after deduction of the account maintenance charge resulting in non-credit of salary / pension in your POSB account for March 2021.

Please ensure the aforementioned balance in your account to prevent charges from being deducted/ closure.



MHA GUIDELINES FOR EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF COVID-19 - dtd 23/03/2021

 

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https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/DOLetter_23032021.pdf


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SB Order No.06 of 2021

Preservation of Backup of Sanchay Post Databases and reporting of errors in respect of Sanchay Post Application...

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Labour Codes -- PIB

 Ministry of Labour & Employment

Labour Codes

Posted On: 22 MAR 2021

India, being a founding member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has deep respect for its principles and objectives. The Government of India has always upheld the basic tenets of tripartism. ILO has not commented about India’s lack of compliance with ILO Convention -144 on Tripartite Consultations in implementing the four Labour Codes. The four Codes, namely, the Code on Wages, 2019, the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and the Code on Social Security, 2020 have been notified in Gazette of India. Prior to that the Government had done extensive consultations inviting all Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations and State Governments. The Government had undertaken nine tripartite consultations on all the four Codes on 10.03.2015, 13.04.2015, 06.05.2015, 14.07.2015, 06.10.2015, 04.10.2017, 22.11.2018, 27.11.2018 and 05.11.2019 inviting all Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations and State Governments. All these Codes were also placed on the website for inviting comments from all stakeholders including general public.

Further, all the Codes were referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour for examination. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, in the process of examination of the Codes, had invited the views/suggestions from Trade Unions / Organizations / Individuals / Stakeholders and also took oral evidence of the representatives of Central Trade Unions and various other Associations/Organisations/Stakeholders. The reports of the Committee were taken into account before these Labour Codes were considered and passed by the Parliament.

As a step towards implementation of four Labour Codes and to discuss the draft Rules on four labour Codes, tripartite meetings inviting representatives of all Central Trade Unions and Employers Associations were convened through Video Conferencing on 24th December, 2020 and 12th January, 2021.  Third tripartite meeting was held on 20th January, 2021 in physical mode. 

However, the Industrial Relations Code, 2020 reduces the requirement of minimum continuous service in case of fixed term employees from five years to one year.

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

                                                                                                          

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Postal Department organises International Letter Writing competition 2021 for young people

 Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Postal Department organises International Letter Writing competition 2021 for young people

Posted On: 22 MAR 2021

Department of Posts is organising Universal Postal Union(UPU)’s 2021 International Letter Writing Competition for Young People in all States of the country through the respective Postal Circle Offices. The subject for the Competition is “Write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19” and shall be open to school going children up-to the age of 15 years as on 31.03.2021. The Competition may be conducted in the Schools/Centres by the concerned Postal Circle of the State and the candidates are also given the option for participating in the Competition at their home without their physical appearance at the Schools/Centres. Those candidates who wish to participate from home must send their entries through the mode of Speed Post to the designated Nodal Officer of the concerned Postal Circle Office along with credentials.

All details are available on the website of India Post, the link ofwhichis as under:

https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/Letter_Writing_2021.pdf

Queries, if any, may be sent at e-mail ID rn.sikaria@gov.in

 

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ICMR - instructions regarding Covid-19

 


PLI-RPLI :: Payment of incentive on PLI & RPLI business procuded by IPs & ASPs ....

 


Regarding 2nd dose of vaccination interval .....

 


Instructions regarding execution of EOY for 2020-21 in CBS offices .........

 




Srikakulam Division (AP Circle) - Biennial conference on 21-03-2021

The joint Biennial divisional conference of Srikakulam Division has been held on 21-03-2021 in Bapuji Kalamandir Auditorium in Srikakulam Town.

Flag hoistation and Floral tributes to the martyrs was conducted with the Invitees and delegates of the session. Meeting Chaired by the Presidium of Com.Jyotheeswararao (GrC), Com.T.Venkateswaralu (P4) & Com.B.S.R.Murthynaidu (GDS).

Com.K.Srinivas, President, CITU, Srikakulam inagurated the conference. Com. P.Pandurangarao, G/S, AIPEUGDS, Com.B.Sridharbabu, Circle Secretary, AIPEU GrC., Com.Thatinaidu, ACS, P4., Com.M.Srinivasarao, C/S, AIPEU GDS, Com.A.P.Papaiah, ACS, GDS  were present and addressed the meeting.

Senior leaders Com.D.A.S.V.Prasad Ex-C/S, Gr.C., Com.M.Nageswararao, Ex-President, Gr.C., Com.E.Sankaranaidu, President, Gr.C., Com.G.S.N.Murthy (GrC) were also attended and addressed the meeting.

The divisional Secretaries of Parvathipuram & Vizianagaram were are also participated and addressed the conference.

Com.V.Vijayakrishna felicitated by the Divisional Union & Circle Union on his retirement. He contributed his valuable services as divisional secretary for the last 20 years for GDS Union and also continued as Circle Vice President and Circle Working President  for Circle Unions of AP & TS GDS for a long period.

Com. B.Gopalarao, Ex-President, Gr.C, Srikakulam also felicitated by Divisional Unions of Srikakulam.

More than 300 members graced the conference and a set of organizing body has been elected unanimously for the Divisional Unions of Gr.C., P4 & GDS for the ensuing period.





Thursday, March 18, 2021

PRIVATISATION OF TRAIN ROUTES - Rajya Sabha (Q & A) - 12-03-2021

No privatisation of train routes has been done. 

However, to provide improved services to the passengers and to attract investment in Railway sector, Ministry of Railways (MoR) has invited applications for induction of 150 modern rakes to run over select routes through Public Private Partnership (PPP). 

The list of these train services is appended. 

The existing passenger train services shall not be affected by the operation of Passenger train services through PPP mode. 

These services to be operated through PPP mode shall be additional trains and aimed at increasing the availability of train services to the public.


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Information on Enrolment of Postal staff in Election Duty of WB SLA Election - 2021 .....

 


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Grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll -- DoPT (Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Puducherry)

 





Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Official dealings between the Administration and Members of Parliament and State Legislatures — Observance of proper procedure.

 

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GDS :: Compilation of important Rulings on GDS matter -- PTC - Mysuru

 


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SALE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS BY INDIA POST - Lok Sabha (Q & A) - 17-03-21

 


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REVENUE EARNED BY INDIA POST - Lok Sabha (Q & A) - 17-03-21


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ILO report on Indian Workers -- PIB

 Ministry of Labour & Employment

ILO report on Indian Workers

Posted On: 17 MAR 2021 - PIB Delhi

The ILO report titled ‘Global Wage Report 2020-21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19’ is available at ILO’s official website.

The Report inter-alia, comments on various issues including on Indian workers having low average wages, longer hours as well as that the workers in Asia and the Pacific enjoyed the highest real wage growth among all regions over the period 2006–19, with India leading the way along with other countries. Further, while comparing average wage, the report has taken into account the National Floor Level Minimum Wage which is Rs.176/- per day. However, actual wages are far higher. If the median of the minimum wages in different states is drawn, it would be Rs.269/- per day in the country.

The Code on Wages, 2019 which has been notified on 8th August, 2019 universalises and creates a statutory right of minimum wages for all workers whether in organized or unorganised sector. A new concept of statutory floor wage has also been introduced in the Code on Wages. The Code also provides that the minimum wages are to be ordinarily reviewed and revised by the appropriate Governments in intervals not exceeding five years.

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

                                                                                                          

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Changes in Working Hours -- ( Not agreed to extend ) -- PIB

 Ministry of Labour & Employment

Changes in Working Hours

Posted On: 17 MAR 2021 - PIB Delhi

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSHW&C) Code, 2020, has provisions for safety, health and working conditions of workers which include daily and weekly working hours, leave etc. The OSHW&C Code, 2020 has been published on 29th September, 2020 and will come into force on the date as notified by the Central Government. The OSHW&C Code, 2020 and draft Rules framed thereunder provide that no worker shall be required or allowed to work, in any establishment or class of establishments for more than eight hours in a day or forty eight hours in a week.

Ministry of Labour and Employment has received the draft Ordinances/Bills from different State Governments through Ministry of Home Affairs regarding amendment in the existing provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 including extension of working hours under the Factories Act, 1948. This Ministry has not agreed to extend the working hours.

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

                                                                                                          

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Benefits to Gramin Dak Sevaks -- Lok Sabha (Q & A) - 10-03-2021

 

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Postal Services in rural Areas --

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About IPPB - Lok Sabha (Q & A) - 10-03-2021

Business of India Post Payments Bank

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India Post Payments Bank

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Access of I P P B to Rural Dwellers 

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Loss & Delay in Delivery of Articles -- Lok Sabha (Q & A ) - 10-03-2021

 

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NFPE Circular dtd.10-03-2021 -- Agitation programme

 





 


No. Confd. Circular-2021                                                                Dated: 10th  March 2021

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS CALLS UPON TO OBSERVE

15th MARCH  2021

AS ANTI -PRIVATISATION & ANTI-CORPORATISATION DAY

Dear Comrades,.

In the Budget that was presented by the Finance Minister on Ist Feb. 2021 the major resource mobilisation besides indirect taxes was through disinvestment or outright sale of public enterprises.  Life Insurance Corporation, the largest organisation in the Insurance industry not only of India but perhaps even of the world has been specifically earmarked for sale.  It is one of the best performing enterprise in the Public sector today.  The return, s the Government of India has received from LIC  is several times of its investment, i.e. in the form of dividends, taxes etc.  While the sale of public enterprises was justified earlier on the plea of the recurring losses in the past, it is presently no more so..  BJP and all its predecessor formations had been opposed to public enterprises, itself , though such investment had been the key for the economic advancement of the country in the post independent era.  In fact the Prime Minister’s statement justifying the decision was a clear admission that the ruling party is not ashamed of bartering away India’s assets, acquired by the public money to selected private enterprises or even foreign nationals.  As part of the crony capitalism, the theme of governance of the present government, most of the public  enterprises, divested or sold  would be gobbled up by Adanis and Ambanis. Unashamedly and pretty well knowing that it is nothing but  a travesty of truth, they propagate the virtues of right wing policies and its capacity to propel growth. When millions were driven to the  shores of penury and poverty  due to the various such disastrous decisions taken by this government, like demonetisation, the hurry with which the GST regime was brought in, the separate duty regime for petroleum products whereby the prices have now been doubled despite the dwindling international crude prices etc., unending agony was inflicted on common people.  The ushering in of the new labour code, the anti farmers bills rushed through the Parliament are some of the recent anti-people steps taken by this government to please the corporates.  The country’s economic growth got extremely decelerated in the Covid period  that it went into  minus 23%  recently.  However, the number of billionaires in our country increased even in Covid days and India added 40 names to the list of billionaires of the world. The toughest resistance to the pernicious policies of the present Government came from the farmers agitation, which has now entered the most crucial phase.  It is heartening to note that they are determined to ensure the reversal of the recent enactments made solely for the purpose of enriching the selected corporate house.

1.    It is in this background that the Central Trade Unions met at New Delhi.  The meeting decided to call upon all its affiliates Associations and Unions and the friendly federations to observe 15th March 2021 as anti-Privatisation and anti-corporatisation day by organising central rally, Dharna, demonstration etc. preferably near the Railway Station or in front of any Central Govt. Office. 

2.    The Bank and Insurance employees will be on strike on 16th and 17th March, 2021. Solidarity and support actions would be organised on those days.

3.    To hold dharna / relay hunger strike etc. on 23rd, 24th and 25th March, 2021 jointly by all sections of the workers as decided earlier as part of the mass mobilization programme. 

4.    To organise joint programmes on 23rd March, 2021 along with farmers organisations to commemorate the martyrdom of the National heroes; Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

Confederation has decided to endorse the above decisions of the Central Trade Unions and calls upon all affiliates and State COCs to carry out the programme.

           With greetings,

                                                                            Yours fraternally,

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                                                                                     Secretary General.


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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

SB order No.05 of 2021

Deduction of TDS in respect of aggregate cash withdrawal above Rs. 20 lakh by an account holder of National (Small) Savings Schemes for non ITR filer under section 194N of I.T. Act 1961.

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SB order No.04 of 2021

Change of Role of SBCO ....


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Sunday, March 7, 2021

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International Women’s Day 2021 :: Greetings on the eve of Women's Day - March 8th ....

 


The theme for this year's International Women's Day is Choose To Challenge. It indicates that a "challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change"

This year, we can all choose to challenge everything that has been holding us back, and become better allies.



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A brief about Com.M.Krishnan ---

Comrade M. Krishnan: 

An unparalleled leader for Central  Government employees:

Comrade M. Krishnan, whom we call “Krishnaeten” , dedicated his life in moulding the Confederation of Central Government Employees and the NFPE movement. In 1974, he joined the Kerala Circle  Kasargod Division as a Postal Assistant. Com.Krishnan became the secretary of the Kasaragod branch, which was part of the then Kannur division from 1976. He has been the Divisional Secretary of the P3 Union since the formation of the Kasargod Division in 1980. He served as the Divisional Secretary, President, NFPTE Co ordination Committee Convener and Workers' Coordination Committee Convener in Kasaragod district till 1992. His headquarters was shifted to Thiruvananthapuram when he was elected  as P3 Circle Secretary in 1992. In 1996, he was elected as Convener of the NFPTE State Coordinating Committee and later State General Secretary of the Confederation. It was an era of intense struggles in Kerala circle, in front of the PMG office and against the contracting out of the Aegis office. Comrade was the nightmare of the ruling class. 

He  proved to be an eminent leader and contributed a new direction to the NFPE and the Confederation at the All India level as he was elected as the All India President at the P3 Union's Himachal Pradesh Conference.  He was subsequently elected All India General Secretary of the P3 Union, Secretary General of the NFPE and Secretary General of the Confederation. 

He led a number of agitations at the all-India level, including a 16-day strike exclusively for GDS employees. After retiring from service in August 2014, he joined the CPI (M) Kasargod District Committee as part of the general movement, along with the duties of the Confederation. Later he was shifted to Thiruvananthapuram  in connection with the recently held local body elections as a member of the CPI (M) Chala Area Committee, took the helm of the election campaign and won a resounding victory of Com. Arya Rajendran, who was elected as the Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram.

Although he vacated the post of Secretary General of the Confederation at the Nagpur Conference in 2020, he continued to lead the Central Employees' Movement as the Vice President of All India Union.

He remained his wife Smt.Sarojini,( retd.from Indian Overseas Bank), Anju Krishnan(Son,settled in Ireland) Anjana Krishnan (daughter) with us. 

           As said by Emerson “It is not the length of life, but the depth of life..” . Com. M Krishnan really made his life memorable in the hearts of the working class by the depth of his sincerity. There are no words to describe the loss caused by the sudden demise of  the beloved Comrade. Heartfelt Tributes and red salutes are paid from the State Committee of the Confederation of Central Government employees  and the All India Federation of the NFPE. 

 PV Rajendran.
General Secretary 
(Confederation of central government employees state committee),  
All India President (NFPE).

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Condolence meeting - through google meet on 08th March 2021 at 05-00pm

 


Condolence meeting held in NFPE HQ - New Delhi on 05-03-21

 


REPORT ON CONDOLENCE MEETING TO PAY HOMAGE TO COM. M. KRISHNAN HELD ON 05.03.2021 AT NFPE HEAD QUARTERS, NEW DELHI

A Condolence meeting to pay homage to Com. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, Confederation & NFPE and Ex-General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’, CHQ who expired on 1st March 2021 due to COVID-19 at Trivandrum, was held at NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi from 04:00 PM on 05th March 2021.

All leaders and Members of NC JCM Confederation and NFPE present at Delhi Head Quarter attended the meeting.

Condolence Meeting Commenced with keeping 2 minutes silence to pay respect to departed leader.

After that floral tribute was paid by everyone present there.

First of all Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, Confederation, NFPE & General Secretary, P3 thrown light on the life of Com. M. Krishnan stating that Com. M. Krishnan was one of the most committed and dedicated leader of working class movement. He was very much hard working, intelligent, knowledgeable and militant leader. He conducted so many struggles in Kerala when he was there working as Circle Secretary, P3 and General Secretary, C-O-C Confederation, Kerala. After coming at All India level as President P3, Secretary General, NFPE, General Secretary P3 & Secretary General Confederation he lead so many struggles and resisted the onslaughts being unleased by the Govt. of India in the wake of Neo-liberal economic policies. During 2011 when Govt. wanted to close 9797 Post offices and 325 RMS offices, Com. Krishnan gave indefinite strike notice and during negotiations, he forced Postal administration to reverse back on the decision and thus the existing form of Department was saved. He was the main person behind the formation of GDS union. Pensioners Union (AIPRPA) and Casual Workers Union which are working in a very good manner for the cause of their sectional workers.

After being elected as Secretary General, Confederation, he conducted so many agitational programmes for setting up of 7th pay commission and for implementation of it’s report and opposing anti Welfare policies of Govt. including scrapping of New Pension Scheme.

Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council, JCM and General Secretary All India Railway Men’s Federation also paid floral tribute and shared his view about Com. M. Krishnan working with him in Standing Committee and NC JCM.

All the Comrades, leaders and members of Constituents of Confederation and NFPE and AIPRPA paid floral tributes and expressed their views about the functioning and services rendered by Com. Krishnan in various capacities in union and his contribution towards working class movement, particularly for Central Govt. Employee and Postal Employees.

Com. Giriraj Singh, Ex-President NFPE & Ex-General Secretary, R3, Com. A. K. Kanojiya, Ex-President ITEF, Com. I. S. Dabas, Ex-General Secretary, P4, Com. Anil Kumar, General Secretary, C-O-C Delhi & leader of Audit Association, Com. D. B. Mohanty, General Secretary P4, Com. K. K. Sharma, Vice President NFPE, Com. Ashwini Kumar, Treasurer NFPE, Com. K. P. Singh, AGS R3, Com. Charan Singh, Treasurer R3 CHQ, Com. Aishvir Singh, Circle Secretary P3 Delhi, Com. Ramesh Dabas, Treasurers P4 CHQ, Com. Raj Kumar Ex-Treasurer, NFPE, Coms Deep Chand, Shankar Pal, Bhagatji, Tokas, B. S. Tyagi, Jagdish Prasad, K. C. Verma and some others (all from AIPRPA), Coms. Gauri Shankar, Ashok Tyagi, Pramod Kumar, Ganesh Mishra, A. K. Chawla, Rakesh Gaur and some others (All from P3) Com. J. P. Sharma and so many other Comrades from P4 and so many comrades from all wings of Delhi Circle and Staff members of NFPE & P3, i.e. Coms Mahavir Prasad, Shashi Kumar, Naveen Kumar, Dhananjay Singh and Shiv Lal Singh were present in the meeting and paid floral tributes, homage and condolences in their speech.

All Present in the meeting extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and comrades of Kerala and whole country and prayed for the speed recovery of Mrs. Krishnan who was also infected with Corona but she is recovering.

The condolence meeting ended with chanting slogans

 

Com. Krishnan ko Lal Salam

Red Salute to Com. Krishnan

Long live Com. Krishnan

Com. Krishnan Amar Rahe