Saturday, 30 December 2017

Training Need Assessment (#TNA) of DoP End user through online survey for #IPPB operations.

Date : 31.12.2017

Training Need Assessment (#TNA) of DoP End user through online survey for #IPPB operations.



Gramin Dak Sevaks – Lok Sabha Q&A

Date : 31.12.2017

Gramin Dak Sevaks – Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1427
ANSWERED ON: 27.12.2017

Gramin Dak Sevaks

BHEEMRAO BASWANTHRAO PATIL


Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has constituted any Committee to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks and if so, the details and the composition thereof;

(b) whether the said Committee has since submitted its report and if so, the recommendations thereof; and

(c) the time by which these recommendations are likely to be implemented?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) Yes, Madam. A One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.

(b) Yes, Madam, the Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.

(c) The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.

Annexure
Salient features
of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra

●The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system.

● Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
● The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
● The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
● The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
● The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.

● The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.

● The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.

● The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms

● The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.

● The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.

● The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
● The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
● The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
● A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.

● Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.

●Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.

●A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000

● The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.

● The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/

● The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.

● The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
● The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.

●The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.

● Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
● The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.

● The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
● Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.

● Online system of engagement has been recommended.

●Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.

● The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.

● The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.

● The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.

●The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.

Source :Loksabha.              

Unstarred Question in Rajya Sabha Regarding Vacancies in Postal Department

Date : 31.12.2017

Unstarred Question in Rajya Sabha Regarding Vacancies in Postal Department


Notification for appointment of Meritorious Sports persons in the Department of Posts in Andhra Pradesh Circle in the cadre of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, PA(CO/RO),Postman and MTS.

Date : 31.12.2017

Notification for appointment of Meritorious Sports persons in the Department of Posts in Andhra Pradesh Circle in the cadre of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, PA(CO/RO),Postman and MTS.








Saturday, 23 December 2017

Friday, 22 December 2017

Darpan Launched For Financial Inclusion Of Rural Population

Date : 23.12.2017

Darpan Launched For Financial Inclusion Of Rural Population

Rural Post offices in a Modern form – Darpan (Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India)



 The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today launched DARPAN – “Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India” Project to improve the quality of service, add value to services and achieve “financial inclusion” of un-banked rural population. He said, the goal of the IT modernization project with an outlay of Rs. 1400 Crore is to provide a low power technology solution to each Branch Postmaster (BPM) which will enable each of approximately 1.29 Lakhs Branch Post Offices (BOs) to improve the level of services being offered to rural customers across all the states. 

Shri Sinha said that as on date, 43,171 Branch Post Offices have migrated under the “DARPAN”projectwith the aim of financial inclusion to rural population and it is targeted to complete the project by March, 2018.

Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble MoC : Compassionate engagement on GDS posts to the dependents of GDS employees discharged on medical grounds

Date : 23.12.2017

Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble MoC : Compassionate engagement on GDS posts to the dependents of GDS employees discharged on medical grounds


Directorate Order No.19-19/2009-GDS Dated 21.02.2012 : Compassionate engagements on GDS posts discharged on Medical Invalidation





Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT Sri.Manoj Sinha Dated 21.12.2017 for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report

Date : 23.12.2017

Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble Minister of  Communications & IT Sri.Manoj Sinha Dated 21.12.2017 for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.



Wednesday, 20 December 2017

FNPO DELEGATION MET HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS&IT

Date : 21.12.2017
FNPO DELEGATION MET HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS&IT

On 21.12.2017 a delegation consisting Sri D.Kishanrao, General Secretary, NAPE Group-c, Sri B.Shivakumar, AGS, Sri Sivaji Vasireddy, AGS, Sri Ch.Lakshminarayana, President, All India NUGUS and Sri L.Krishna Prasad, RR, Visakhapatnam Region AP met Sri Manoj Sinha ji, Hon’ble Minister for Communications & Information Technology at his residence and submitted memorandum on the following issues.

Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report on GDS:The Hon’ble Minister assured to take up with the cabinet in next week. We can expect cabinet approval next week.

■Permitting the GDS employees to work for more than 5 Hours.

■Detailed memorandum on the GDS compassionate cases which were rejected before implementation of new scheme from 30.5.2017.

■Revocation of DG orders dated 21.2.2012 allowing compassionate engagement of dependents discharged on Medical grounds a defined in section 47 of the Persons disabilities Act 1995.

D.Kishanrao,               
General Secretary,      
NAPE Group-c, CHQ      
New Delhi






FNPO Delegation met Hon'ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals&Fertilisers Sri.Ananth Kumar.

Date : 20.12.2017

FNPO Delegation met Hon'ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals&Fertilisers Sri.Ananth Kumar.

Today FNPO Delegation met Hon'ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals&Fertilisers Sri.Ananth Kumar and submitted a Memorandum in his office at Parliament House and discussed regarding implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report and Hon'ble Minister assured he will take up the matter with Minister of Communications&IT Sri.Manoj Sinha and see that matter will be setteled with in a span of few weeks.

CH.Laxmi Narayana

Compassionate engagement on GDS Posts to the dependents of the GDS employees discharged on #medical grounds : NAPE Gr-C General Secretary Letter to Secretary,DoP.

Date : 20.12.2017

Compassionate engagement on GDS Posts to the dependents of the GDS employees discharged on #medical grounds : NAPE Gr-C General Secretary Letter to Secretary,DoP.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

FNPO Delegation met Central Ministers for pursual of early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Date : 19.12.2017

FNPO Delegation met Central Ministers for pursual of early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Today Sri.B.Shiva Kumar Asst.G/S , Sri.Sivaji Vasireddy Asst.G/S , Sri.CH.Laxmi Narayana President NUGDS , Sri.L.Krishna Prasad RR NAPE Gr-C AP Circle ,Sri.V.Manjappa D/S NAPE Gr-C Shimoga met Hon'ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals&Fertilisers Sri.Anantha Kumar and Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways Sri.Nitin Gadkari at their Parliament Offices and requested for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.



NAPE Group 'C' General Secretary letters to Secretary, DoP exclusively on GDS issues

Date : 19.12.2017

NAPE Group 'C' General Secretary  letters to Secretary, DoP exclusively on GDS issues

NAPE Group 'C' General Secretary submitted following letters to Secretary, DoP exclusively on GDS issues

1.One time exemption of Skill Test for GDS who wrote Postal Assistant Exam in 2016

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2.Payment of MGNREGS Incentive to GDS since April 2015 in AP & Telangana Circles.



3.Allowing GDS employees to officiate as Postal Assistants in vacant posts.


Monday, 18 December 2017

NAPE Group 'C' General Secretary meeting with Secretary, Department of Posts & Chairman Postal Services Board

Date : 18.12.2017

NAPE Group 'C' General Secretary meeting with Secretary, Department of Posts & Chairman Postal Services Board

Today (18-12-2017) the General Secretary NAPE Group-c along with GS, AIPEU, Group-c met Secretary, Department of Posts and continued for more than half hour and discussed the following.

1. Early implementation of GDS committee report : It is under active process and try to issue orders in January 2018 after approval from Central Cabinet.

2. IPPB: While thanking for issue of notification for deputation of officials including GDS, we requested more participation of GDS in the scheme.

3. CSI issues: We demanded supply of RICT devices to BO's and implementation of CSI afterwards providing hand to C class offices, password problem and abnormal workload for C class SPM's.

4. Immediate notification of Departmental Council - Separate meeting on IPPB.

5. Implementation of Apex court judgments on MACP issues.

6. Payment of dress allowance of Rs.10000/- instead Rs.5000/- to the staff who are eligible  as the order is ambiguity. 

    The Secretary wanted some more time for stabilization of CSI roll out and requested for cooperation of Group-c. Roll out problems are vigorously perused with TCS. Aggregation of ports for better connectivity is under process for more connectivity.
                                                                                                   D.KISHAN RAO,
                                                                                               General Secretary,
                                                                                               NAPE Group-c




Compassionate Engagement against the posts of GDS -Reg : Telangana Circle.

Date : 18.12.2017

Compassionate Engagement against the posts of GDS -Reg : Telangana Circle.





Holding of LDC Examination for filling of posts of Postman/Mail Guards for the year 2017-2018 from GDS & MTS -reg : Telangana Circle.

Date : 18.12.2017

Holding of LDC Examination for filling of posts of Postman/Mail Guards for the year 2017-2018 from GDS & MTS -reg : Telangana Circle.