Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Examining the issue of providing Combined Duty Allowance to single handed Branch Post Offices

Guidelines Relating to All India Postal Cultural Meet [DOP- Welfare & Sports Section]

Guidelines Relating to All India Postal Cultural Meet - Circular dated 17.01.2019 issued by Welfare & sports section - Department of Posts

Manual for Procurement of Goods,2017 and Manual for procurement of Consultancy & other Services, 2017.

Operational staff & Industrial employees [DOP Order]

Discontinuance of Overtime Allowances except Operational staff & Industrial employees [DOP Order]

Jan 22, 20190 comments

DOP Order - Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Overtime allowance (OTA) - preparation a list of those staff coming under the category of 'Operational Staff'
The definition shall be used to define Operational Staff:
"All non-ministerial non-gazetted Central Government servants directly involved in smooth operation of the office including those tasked with operation of some electrical or mechanical equipment."

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House Building Advance Rules (HBA) -DOP

House Building Advance Rules (HBA) -DOP

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Identification of 3 officials including GDS & MTS for Aadhaar Enrolment and updation in Post Offices Aadhar Enrolment and Updation centres Share this article :

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Google Doodle: Birth of Lev Landau, Nobel Prize-winning Soviet physicist

Lev Landau

Landau was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1962 for his research into liquid helium’s behaviour at extremely low temperatures

On Tuesday, Google celebrated the 111th birth anniversary of Soviet physicist Lev Landau with a doodle. Landau was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1962 for his research into liquid helium’s behaviour at extremely low temperatures.
Born in Baku in present-day Azerbaijan on January 22, 1908, the precocious Landau started college well before his peers. At 19, he graduated from the Physical Department of Leningrad University, and started his career at the Leningrad Physico-Technical Institute. He completed his PhD at 21, earned a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, which allowed him to work abroad, in Germany, Switzerland, England and, Copenhagen where he worked under Niels Bohr, who was known for his work in quantum theory.
Landau also worked as a professor of theoretical physics in the Kharkov and Moscow State Universities. Landau's research covers all branches of theoretical physics, ranging from fluid mechanics to quantum field theory. According to the Nobel Prize website, following P.L. Kapitsa’s discovery in 1938 of the “superfluidity of liquid helium, Landau began extensive research which led him to the construction of the complete theory of the 'quantum liquids' at very low temperatures.”
Several concepts are attributed to Landau, including Landau Distribution, Landau Gauge, Landau Pole. In 1962, the same year of his Nobel Prize, he and E.M. Lifshitz jointly received the Lenin Science Prize for their Course of Theoretical Physics.
In Moscow, the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics stands as a symbol of his legacy.

The Hindu

Grant of two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from US/PPS in CSS/CSSS grades after implementation of Seventh Pay Commission

F.No.18/3/2008-CS-I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 21st January, 2019
Subject:- Grant of two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from US/PPS in CSS/CSSS grades-reg.
References have been received from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarity on the issue of granting additional two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from the grade of US/PPS after implementation of Seventh Pay Commission.
2. The 7th CPC had recommended for, abolition of giving two increments on promotion to the post of DS/Sr. PPS of CSS/CSSS Cadre. However, the matter is still under active consideration in consultation with Department of Expenditure. Any decision as and when arrived at will be intimated to all the cadre units of CSS/CSSS.
3. All the Ministries/Departments are, accordingly, requested to take note of above.
This also issues in consultation with CS-II Division.
(George D.Toppo)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Guidelines for transfer to regulate transfers of Group 'C' officials, Group 'B' (non-gazetted) officials and Assistant Superintendent of Posts (Group 'B' Gazetted).

Guidelines for transfer to regulate transfers of Group 'C' officials, Group 'B' (non-gazetted) officials and Assistant Superintendent of Posts (Group 'B' Gazetted).

Directorate Letter No. r41-14112013-spB-II dated 17.01 .2019

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Computer Skill Test (CST) stands omitted in LDCE for LGOs for promotion to PAs/SAs from Postman/MG and MTS

Computer Skill Test (CST) stands omitted in LDCE for LGOs for promotion to PAs/SAs from Postman/MG and MTS

Solution for high value withdrawal in BO RICT Devices [DARPAN]

Many offices are facing problem in High value withdrawal in BO RICT Devices because after approving the request from SO is does not shows in RICT device after some days and the BPM is not able to withdraw the money, a lien is marked on that account which prevents the money to be withdrawn from that account even from SO Finacle. TO REMOVE THE LIEN THE ALREADY APPROVED RICT REQUEST WHICH IS NOT SHOWING IN RICT DEVICE HAS TO BE CANCELLED.

To remove the lien Following is the procedure:

• Invoke EXCW menu
• Function: Modify
• Account id: Must be entered
• Request id: Must be entered
• Click Go
• Action: Select 'RA-Reject Approved'
• Reject Reason: Select 'Rejecting Approved Request'
Click on submit.
In this option, only those requests which are more than 15 days old and already approved, can be
If request number is not known , then follow these steps.
Invoke the menu HALM
Select the function – History , enter account ID, GO 
Find the lein marked transaction and click on view details

पेमेंट्स बैंक अकाउंट vs सेविंग्स बैंक अकाउंट: जानिए किसमें क्या है फायदा

बैंक का सेविंग अकाउंट सबसे लोकप्रिय वित्तीय उत्पादों में से एक माना जाता है, जो कि आम लोगों को सीधे तौर पर बैंकिंग सिस्टम से जोड़ने का काम करता है।
बैंक का सेविंग अकाउंट सबसे लोकप्रिय वित्तीय उत्पादों में से एक माना जाता है, जो कि आम लोगों को सीधे तौर पर बैंकिंग सिस्टम से जोड़ने का काम करता है। जैसा कि नाम से ही स्पष्ट है कि सेविंग अकाउंट लोगों में सेविंग की आदत विकसित करने का काम करता है। इसमें आप जब चाहें पैसों की निकासी कर सकते हैं और अकाउंट में जमा राशि पर औसतन 3.5 से 6 फीसद तक का ब्याज भी मिल जाता है। वहीं प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने 1 सितंबर 2018 ग्रामीण भारत में रहने वाले लोगों को शामिल करने के लिए इंडिया पोस्ट पेमेंट बैंक की शुरुआत की। देशभर में 3,250 एक्सेस पॉइंट्स और 650 ब्रांचों की मदद से इसका उद्देश्य हर किसी को बुनियादी वित्तीय सेवाएं प्रदान करना है। हम इस खबर में सामान्य बचत खाता और पेमेंट बैंक बचत खाते के बारे में बता रहे हैं...

कितना मिलता है ब्याज

किसी पेमेंट बैंक में बचत खाता खुलवाने पर RBI के आदेशानुसार अपने जमा पर कम-से-कम 4% का ब्याज मिलेगा। लेकिन, फिलहाल पेमेंट बैंक 7.5% तक ब्याज दे रहे हैं। दूसरी ओर, जब आप बैंक में सेविंग्स अकाउंट खुलवाते हैं, तब आपको लगभग 5% इंट्रेस्ट मिलता है जो 6% या 6.25% तक जा सकता है।

कितने बैलेंस पर खुलेगा खाता

भारत के अधिकांश पेमेंट्स बैंक में आप एक जीरो बैलेंस सेविंग्स अकाउंट खुलवा सकते हैं। कई अन्य बैंक इसी सुविधा के साथ सेविंग्स अकाउंट खुलवाने की इजाजत भी देते हैं।

मेंटनेंस के लिए कितना रखना होगा बैलेंस

नए शुरू हुए इंडिया पोस्ट पेमेंट बैंक में अकाउंट खुलवाने के समय आपको कोई मिनिमम बैलेंस मेंटेन करने की चिंता नहीं करनी पड़ती है। लेकिन, बैंक के बचत खाते में आपको बैंक द्वारा तय किए गए मिनिमम बैलेंस से जुड़ी शर्तों का पालन करना पड़ता है। ये शर्तें अलग-अलग बैंक में अलग-अलग होती हैं।

कितना कर सकते हैं जमा 

RBI के नियमानुसार, सभी पेमेंट बैंक खाते में ज्यादा-से-ज्यादा 1 लाख रु. जमा किया जा सकता है। दूसरी तरफ, किसी बैंक से एक रेग्युलर सेविंग्स अकाउंट का चयन करते समय मैक्सिमम अमाउंट पर कोई लिमिट या प्रतिबन्ध नहीं होता है।

ATM/डेबिट कार्ड 

RBI के नियम के मुताबिक, पेमेंट्स बैंकों के पास डेबिट/ATM कार्ड जारी करने का अधिकार नहीं है, जबकि अधिकांश पेमेंट्स बैंक आपको उनके साथ अपना अकाउंट खुलवाते समय एक डिजिटल कार्ड दे सकते हैं। आम तौर पर रेग्युलर सेविंग्स अकाउंट के साथ ATM/डेबिट कार्ड मिलता है।

कितना निकाल सकते हैं पैसा 

किसी बैंक के सेविंग्स अकाउंट के टाइप के आधार पर एक निर्धारित संख्या में मुफ्त में पैसे निकालने की इजाजत दी जाती है जिसके बाद पैसे निकालने पर चार्ज देना होगा, भले ही आप उसे अपने बैंक के ATM से निकाल रहे हों या किसी दूसरे बैंक के। उदाहरण के लिए, एक जाना-माना पेमेंट बैक आपको तीन बार मुफ्त में पैसे निकालने की सुविधा प्रदान करता है जबकि एक दूसरा बैंक आपको हर महीने अधिक-से-अधिक 25,000 रु. निकालने की इजाजत देता है।

Waiting Time In CGHS Dispensaries

Medicines are normally available at CGHS Wellness Centres and in case any medicine is not readily available, the same are procured through Authorized Local Chemist (ALC) and are supplied to the CGHS beneficiary.
In case any medicine is required urgently, there is a provision for issue of Authority Slip to CGHS beneficiaries to collect medicines directly from ALC without payment.
Medicines for chronic illness are issued upto 3 months for the convenience of CGHS beneficiaries.
Further, following steps have been taken by the Government to augment the availability of medicines at CGHS Wellness Centres:-
Indents have been placed through HLL Life Care Ltd. to procure rate contract generic medicines as an interim measure.
Additional Director of concerned CGHS City has been authorized to procure day to day required generic medicines from nearby Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) stores till 31st March, 2019.
Treatment of Skin disorders under CGHS
CGHS empanels private General Hospitals, Eye Care Centres, exclusive Cancer Hospitals and Dental Clinics. The private General hospitals are empanelled for all facilities available in the hospital and CGHS does not empanel Speciality wise like Dermatology.
CGHS beneficiary can consult Dermatologist in empanelled hospitals having Dermatology Speciality after referral from CGHS Wellness Centre.
There is no such list of non-listed treatment procedure/investigations; which are not available in CGHS empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres, under CGHS.
The listed treatment procedure/investigations along with its rates are available on CGHS website and any treatment procedure/investigation not included in such lists are considered unlisted for treatment/investigations in CGHS empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres. Approval of Competent Authority i.e. from the Ministry/Department in case of serving employees and through Additional Director, CGHS in case of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries is required.
Following are the admissible items included under ‘CGHS package rate’ for empanelled hospitals:-
i) Registration Charges, ii) Admission Charges, iii) Accommodation charges including patient diet, iv) Operation Charges, v) Injection charges, vi) Dressing charges, vii) Doctor/consultant visit charges, viii) ICU/ICCU charges, ix) Monitoring charges, x) Transfusion charges, xi) Anaesthesia charges, xii) Operation theatre charges, xiii) Procedural charges/surgeon’s fee, xiv) cost of surgical disposables and all sundries used during hospitalization, xv) cost of medicines, xvi) Related routine and essential investigations, xvii) Physiotherapy charges etc., xviii) Nursing care and charges for its services.
In addition to the above mentioned items, some patients may require additional facilities/ provisions, which are admissible with proper justification in deserving cases. Therefore, it is not possible to give a comprehensive list of items, which are not admissible. However, the following items are not admissible for reimbursement:-
  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Talcum powder
  • Mouth fresheners
CGHS Dispensaries
The number of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensaries/Wellness Centres functioning and proposed to be set up in the country are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.
The norms for establishment of new Wellness Centre under CGHS are as under:-
(i) In an existing CGHS City:- For opening of a new CGHS Wellness Centre in an existing CGHS City, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil Pensioners).
(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City: – For extension of CGHS to a new City, there has to be a minimum of 6000 Card holders.
This information was given by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 4.1.2019.

Relieving of GDSs selected for the post of Territory officer in IPPB on temporary engagement basis

Relieving of GDSs selected for the post of Territory officer in India Post Payments Bank on temporary engagement basis

Provisional appointment of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification

Provisional appointment of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification etc. on one time basis

File No.17-23/2016-GDS/Vol.III
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Dated : 17.12.2018


The Chief Postmaster General
All Postal Circle.

Subject : Provisional appointment of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification etc. on one time basis.


A proposal was received from Telengana Circle vide letter no. E/GDS/2017/III dated 25.10.2018 for examining the issue of provisional engagement of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of character and antecedents/ caste certificate/educational qualifications etc. on one-time basis, in the identified LWE District.

2. The issue has been examined in depth by Establishment Division. On review of number of candidates who have joined as GDS, it is observed that, in most of the circle, the number of candidates joined as GDS is quite low since large number of candidates from other states had also applied. This has caused delay in verification of character and antecedents/ caste certificate/educational qualification etc. This has resulted in delay in issue of engagement orders. Further opening of BOs in LWE areas is a government priority. Therefore, the competent authority has approved for relaxation of precondition of verification and allowing provisional appointment of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of character and antecedents/ caste certificate/ educational qualifications etc. as a one time measure for all the Circles for engagement of GDS including in LWE area for online engagement in 1st Cycle.

3. In this context. it is clarified that while issuing provisional offer of engagement, the candidate may be asked to produce the originals educational certificates and other documents such as caste certificate, ex-servicemen certificate, persons with disability certificate, certificate of date of birth etc. on the day of attending division office/ joining. The originals may be verified on the day of attending divisional office/ joining by the Appointing Authority who will have option to get the documents verified from the issuing authorities, in case the documents appear to be suspicious. All the required certificates will, however, be verified from the issuing authority within a period of 180 days.

4. The provisional offer of engagement as well as the engagement order shall clearly specify that if any information or documents submitted by the candidates is found incorrect at a later stage, he/shall be terminated from the engagement in accordance with Rule 8 of GDS(Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011.

Yours faithfully,

(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Nationwide 2 Days Strike 8th and 9th Jan 2019


Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & workers





Congratulations and big salute to all those leaders and workers who worked tirelessly and organised the most wide-spread and largely participated two days nationwide strike under the banner of Confederation, which is the vanguard of the Central Government employees movement.

Central Government employees had created history again. The two days nationwide strike on 2019 January 8th & 9th was not only widespread but a thundering and magnificent success in all respect, surpassing all the recent past strikes in percentage of participation. Of course, there was weakness in some sections and in some areas, but that didn’t affect the overall success and impact of the strike.

When the dominant leadership of the JCM National Council staffside and National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) ie., Railway Federations, are reluctant to go on strike against the betrayal of the BJP-led NDA Government on Minimum Pay & Fitment formula, NPS, Option-I of Pensioners, HRA arrears etc, inspite of the fact that Confederation and Defence Federation has authorised the Railway Federations leadership to serve strike notice reviving the deferred indefinite strike of 2016 July 11th, it is Confederation, Confederation alone, has shown its commitment to the cause of the 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Central Govt. Civilian Pensioners, by organising two days historic strike along with the 20 crores workers of Indian working Class.

Confederation organised one day strike on 12-12-2012 and two days strike on 2014 February 13th & 14th demanding appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission, One day strike on 16-03-2017 demanding scrapping of NPS and honouring of assurance given by Group of Ministers and one day strikes on 2nd September 2015 and 2016 along with the mainstream of the working class against the neo-liberal economic policies. We decided to go on strike, demanding 10 points charter of demands of which the first and the main demand is “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS” in the mass convention of Central Government employees held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018. Intensive campaign for the strike started from July 2018 onwards.

The message of the two days strike went to every nook and corner of the country and reached almost all central Govt. Offices and employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual/Contract Workers and Autonomous body employees and Pensioners. We are proud that we have stood with the workers and peasants of our country as a class-oriented militant trade union and Confederation represents the hope and aspirations of lakhs and lakhs of Central Government Employees and Central Govt. Civilian Pensioners.

Everyone of us is aware that it is the previous BJP-led NDA Government which introduced the NPS in 2003 through a Gazette Notification dated 22nd December 2003, to all new entrants recruited on or after 01-01-2004. We are also aware that the Congress-led UPA-II Government passed the PFRDA Bill in Parliament to legalise NPS, with the full support of opposition BJP MPs in 2013 and thereafter PFRDA Act came into effect from 18th September 2013. Only 43 MPs of Left Parties, TMC, JDU, BSP, SP & RJD opposed the bill in Lok Sabha against 125 votes of Congress & BJP. In Rajya Sabha 25 MPs opposed while 115 supported. Confederation along with All India State Govt. Employees Federation (AISGEF) conducted series of agitational programmes against NPS from 2003 onwards including National Convention, Parliament March, signature campaign and strikes.

7th Central Pay Commission headed by Shri. Ashok Kumar Mathur, Retired Justice of Supreme Court of India, in Para 1.24 of its Report made the following observations:

“Almost a whole lot of Central Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004 were unhappy with the New Pension Scheme. While National Pension System (NPS) did not form a part of our Terms of Reference; we have recorded the sentiments of the affected employees. The Government should take a call and step into to look into their demands”.

In Para 10.03.11, the 7th CPC again made the following comments:

“The larger Federations and Staff Associations advocated scrapping of the NPS on the ground that it discriminate between two sets of Government employees. Individuals covered under NPS have pleaded for reverting to Old Pension Scheme (OPS) on the grounds of uncertainty regarding the actual value of their future pension, on the face of market related risks.”

Naturally, in tune with the recommendations of 7th CPC, when the NDA Govt. decided to appoint a High Level Committee called “NPS Committee”, the Central Government employees, especially the younger generation, expected that their anxiety and concerns will be taken into account by the Central Government and NPS will be scraped and OPS will be restored. But the final decision of the Government not to scrap NPS but only to increase the percentage of contribution by the Government from 10% to 14% was a great blow to the NPS employees. Their hopes are shattered, “their legitimate aspirations are guillotined” and a situation is created where their “hopes ended in despair”.

Their hope faded further when Shri. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, in his letter dated 3rd January 2019 addressed to Shri. Nitin Gadkari, another Cabinet Minister in the NDA Government, justified the continuation of NPS as follows:

“NPS is expected to provide old age income security to subscribers besides providing capital for the social and economic development of the economy”.

The final blow came when the NDA Government made its stand clear without any ambiguity in a reply dated 25-12-2018 given in Parliament stating that – “Representations have been received which inter-alia also include the demand that Government may revert to Old defined benefit pension system. However, due to the rising and unsustainable pension bill and competing claims on the fiscal, there is no proposal to replace the National Pension System (NPS) with Old Pension System (OPS) in respect of Central Govt. employees recruited on or after 01-01-2004”.

During the past 2-3 years many NPS employees, mainly Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual Labourers promoted to departmental posts after 01-01-2004 (as their previous service is not treated as regular service) and also aged dependents of deceased employees who got compassionate appointment after 01-01-2004 etc, retired from service after completing 10 to 13 years service. Their Annuity Pension under NPS is Rs.700/- to Rs.2700/- maximum per month, thus confirming our apprehension that “NPS is nothing but No Pension System”.

Unlike the BJP led NDA Government at the Centre, certain State Governments understood the seriousness of the situation and they have declared that they want to scrap NPS. (Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu during Jayaalitha’s time, Karnataka and Kerala Governments). Some of them appointed expert Review Committees to work out modalities for coming out of NPS. From the stand taken by the above State Governments it can be seen that it is the political stand of the ruling party that matter. At the centre, it is the political stand of the Political Party ruling the country which is crucial.

2. Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula:

After the continuous struggle by Confederation including strikes from 2011 onwards, the then UPA Government was compelled to announce appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission. Gujarat State Government objected the decision of the UPA Government to appoint 7th CPC. Shri. Narendra Modiji was the Chief Minister of Gujarat at that time. After coming to power at the Centre in 2014, the BJP led NDA Govt. made deliberate attempt and intervention to delay and deny the legitimate demands of the Central Govt. employees and Pensioners including the demands relating to Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, HRA from 01-01-2016, Option-I for pensioners etc.

When the entire Central Government employees ,under the banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) decided to go on indefinite strike from 11th July, 2016 a Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri. Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and the then Railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu, gave categorical assurance on 30-06-2016 that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and for that purpose a High Level Committee will be constituted. Even after a lapse of 2½ years neither High Level Committee was constituted nor Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is increased.

The Finance Ministry in its Lok Sabha reply dated 11-12-2018, categorically stated as follows:

“The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure, based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the 7th CPC, no change ,thereon is envisaged”.

Thus the BJP led NDA Government has betrayed 32 lakhs Central Govt. employees and 33 lakhs Central Govt. Civilian Pensioners. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Bhupendra Nath Hazarika and Another Vs. State of Assam and others (reported in 2013(2)Sec.516) observed as follows, which is quoted by 7th CPC in its preface –

“It should always be borne in mind that legitimate aspirations of the employees are not guillotined and a situation is not created where hopes end in despair. Hope for everyone is gloriously precious and that a model employer should not convert it to be deceitful and treacherous…… A sense of calm sensibility and concerned sincerity should be reflected in every step. An atmosphere of trust has to prevail and when the employees are absolutely sure that their trust shall not be betrayed and they shall be treated with dignified fairness, then only the concept of good governance can be concretized. We say no more”.

The NDA Government has “guillotined” our aspirations. NDA Govt. has betrayed the employees and Pensioners and created an atmosphere where “Hopes ended in despair”. NDA Govt. converted our hope to be “deceitful and treacherous”, “Dignified Fairness”, “Calm sensibility” and “Concerned Sincerity” in treating our case is lacking on the part of NDA Government. Hence we have no alternative but to defeat the betrayers in the coming biggest battle of democracy.

The fate of the following other demands raised by the Confederation are also met with the same fate from the NDA Government:

Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual/Contract Workers. Implementation of the remaining favourable recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on GDS.

Grant of HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, removal of bench mark for MACP and grant of promotional hierarchy and date of effect of MACP from 01-01-2006.

Fill up of all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B and C Posts.

Implement Option-I formulation of 7th CPC for Pensioners.

Settle anomalies arising out of 7th CPC.

Parity in Pay scales between Central Secretariat Staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.

Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses. Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing of Govt. functions. Stop proposed move to close down salt department.

Implement 7th CPC Wage Revision and Pension revision in remaining Autonomous bodies. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.

Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointment and grant appointments in all deserving cases.

Grant five Assured Career Progression to all Group B and Group C employees.

Stop attack on Trade Union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of all JCM forums. Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

In a democratic country like in India, elections to the Legislative bodies are also part of the struggle against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the ruling class. Com.K.G.Bose, the legendary leader of the Central Govt. Employees movement has observed as follows:

“It is a common say, particularly among the Government employees that the Unions should remain aloof from the politics. All the confusion has arisen because of the fact that the correct definition of the “Politics and Trade Union” has not been understood by most of us. Those two things are not separate from each other rather they are inseparable. Politics do not mean the policies of a particular political party. Each and every demand of the Govt. employees is linked with the politics of the country. It is high time that the age old confusions be removed from the minds of the Govt. employees and their unions. Collective thinking on the problems of life in the context of a nation is a fundamental right of every section of the people and therefore, the Central Govt. employees cannot be deprived of their birth right on the plea of “Political influence”.

It is in the above background, we have to take position in the coming General Elections. Our experience during the last five years have proved that BJP-led NDA Government is the most anti-worker and anti-people Government the country had since independence. This Govt. is by the corporates, of the corporates and for the corporates. The working class, including Central Govt. employees, should be made aware of this challenge and prepared to defeat it. It should be kept in mind that defeat of this Government is not the end, but our struggle for reversal of the neo-liberal policies has to continue with increased vigour even after ensuring defeat of the anti-worker government. In any case, continuation of this Government is against the interest of the working class, especially the Central Govt. employees. Change is the need of the hour.

As a class-oriented militant trade union, it is our responsibility to channelize the discontentment and anger of the employees on proper direction with the objective of strengthening united struggles to defeat the neo-liberal policies and ultimately pave the way for taking the struggle towards an exploitation free society. Let us make 2019 that started with the two days historic strike, a year of heightened struggles leading to decisive struggles against the neo-liberal policies. Let us be prepared for a bigger struggle in coming days to “SCRAP NPS & RESTORE OPS” and also for the realisation of our long pending demands.

Let us not forget that the ruling class may use all tricks at their command, all weapons in their armoury to divert the attention of the people and workers, away from their burning day to day livelihood issues, to divide and disrupt their unity to engineer polarisation of the society on caste and communal lines for their electoral gains. We should be prepared to defeat all such machinations and should preserve our unity.

Let us remember the following lines from the famous speech of Late Martin Luther King, Jr –

“Change does not roll in the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle, and so, we must straighten our backs and work for our goal.”

Source: Confederation

Addendum II SB Order 06/2016 : Change in procedure on issue/discharge of KVPs/NSCs - dated 21.01.2019

Streamlining office accounts 0382 & 0017 - Important

Dear Sir/Madam,

Patch for nullyfying balances in 0382 will be done today by 1800 hrs.

POs were requested to open new accounts/subsequent deposits for the cheques which have been cleared and funds available in 0382. It is still seen that may POs have not cleared the pendency for the funds lying in 0382.

POs may be instructed to open accounts/subsequent deposits for the cheques cleared before 1800 hrs today itself. HOs are requested to kindly share the clearance intimation to concerned offices immediately.

Please treat this as urgent.

Thanks and Regards
Gopinath S
Inspector Posts
Data Migration Command Centre(CBS)
Chennai 600 002