Friday, 31 August 2018

Memorandum to Chief Guests (Minister/MP/MLA ) in IPPB Inaugural Function

Date : 31.08.2018

Memorandum to Chief Guests (Minister/MP/MLA ) in IPPB Inaugural Function

All CWC Members and Div/Branch Secretaries are requested to submit the below  Memorandum to the Chief Guests/ Divisional Supdt.of Post Offices in the inaugural function of IPPB scheduled to be held tommorrow in your Divisions.

Ch.laxmi Narayana

Memorandum as follows


Subject: Request to intervene for removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct& Engagement Rules,2011 and providing 8 hours duty to all Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Postal Department in c/w IPPB.

                                    It is well known to everybody that Postal Department is covering every village in the country. But it is a hidden fact that the Postal Department is achieving this through Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), earlier called them as Extra Departmental employees, which  covered 50% of its employees. Remaining 50% is enjoying all benefits of Central Government employees where as these GDS who are covering 86% of Post Offices through out the country with their postal services are engaged with uncertain works with uncertain time frame being paid for 3 to 5 hours though engaged from dawn to dusk at many places. Their engagement is neither compared with the rules regulated for Central Government employees nor with daily labour, though they are engaged continuously in the department  in completion of 65 years of age. Really it is a shameful to note a regular employee edicted to this work for many decades is not even been paid that of a daily labour.

                                 They are governed by an unlawful engagement rules framed by Department of Posts in 2011 which stipulates that they cannot work for more than 5 hours, though they are managing all the functions of a departmental post office and working more than 8 hours varying up to 10 -15 hours also. But putting the restriction their wages are restricted for 5 hours. This is very unconstitutional and against Natural Justice. No Judicial authority will intervene if that rule is removed by the Department of Posts, by doing so never it will be termed as subjudice. 

                                 They are not allowed to pay full time work of 8 hours with unscientific calculation of time factor and not allowed to bring them into main stream. Though they are spending their all energies to the Postal Department from their youth to death (after 65 years doing this job ,we cannot expect them to continue their life ).They are not offered with pension and its pensionary benefits, medical facilities and other service conditions such as Children Education Allowance, House Rent Allowance, House Building Allowance, loans etc. The leave given for 20 days in a year and Gratuity for Rs.1,50,000/- allowed is an eyesore in comparison with the benefits by the remaining 50% of postal staff who are doing the same work as if a Gramin Dak Sevak does.

                                But the Department is not in a position to justify the living wages on the traditional rule that the GDS employees are not permitted for engagement for more than 5 hours in a day. But the Department has no answer that the GDS employees long back exceeding 5 hours and they can not afford to take alternate livelihood. As per the Recruitment Rules the GDS employees were recruited from entire State and they have to establish their own office in the appointed village and serve the people with new technology and devices. But the residuary workload after 5 hours a limited incentive with a cap on the incentive is being paid. This is nothing but a bonded labour against the laws of the land.


                               The India Post Payments Bank is scheduled to be launched nation-wide on 1st September 2018. On the day of the launch, IPPB would have 650 branches and 3,250 access points ( branch post offices ) spread across the country. By the end of 2018, the number of access points would increase to 1.55 lakh, of which 1.30 lakh branches( branch post offices ) would be in rural areas.

                               The bank would provide services such as current account, savings account, remittances, money transfer, direct benefit transfer, enterprise and merchant payment,MGNREGS payments, Jan Dhan Accounts, payment of taxes, gas subsidy, bio metric pension payments, welfare schemes of central and state Government, passport services etc. By performing all these schemes besides the regular POSB , insurance and mail services , the working hours of all GDS would increased beyond 8 hours. But Department of Posts announced a simple incentive structure for the work done by GDS in IPPB. 

                              In view of all my union request the Hon’ble.......................
................................ to intervene in this matter and also take necessary steps for removal of Rule 3 A(i) of GDS Conduct&Engagement Rules,2011 by discontinuing incentive structure and providing 8 hours duty to all Gramin Dak Sevaks (3 laks ) working in the Postal Department.

Yours sincerely

Services Charges for IPPB

Date : 31.08.2018

Services Charges for IPPB


Grant of pension to regular employees recruited from GDS who retired before having 10 years of qualifying service : Directorate asked information from all Circles.

Date : 30.08.2018

Grant of pension to regular employees recruited from GDS who retired before having 10 years of qualifying service : Directorate asked information from all Circles.

GDS JCA Meeting will be held on 6th Sep'2018 at New Delhi.

Date : 31.08.2018

GDS JCA Meeting will be held on 6th Sep'2018 at New Delhi.


GDS JCA Meeting will be held on 6th Sep'2018 at AIGDSU CHQ office ,New Delhi. All Unions GDS General Secretaries will attend that meeting. There is no positive response from Department on major recommendations of Committee. JCA made number of correspondences with the Directorate but till date there is no positive assurance.

In this meeting GDS JCA will decide future course of action.

Ch.Laxmi Narayana
President,CHQ.

IPPB Inaugural Function in AP Circle by Sri.J.P. Nadda Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare , Government of India.

Date : 31.08.2018

IPPB Inaugural Function in AP Circle by Sri.J.P. Nadda Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare , Government of India.




Voice of Common GDS

Date : 31.08.2018

Voice of Common GDS ......


NUGDS AP CIRCLE : CIRCULAR

Date : 31.08.2018

NUGDS AP CIRCLE : CIRCULAR





Thursday, 30 August 2018

Date : 30.08.2018

All Post Offices to Be Linked to India Post Payments Bank by December 31st.



All the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country would be linked to the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) system by December 31, 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

The India Post Payments Bank is scheduled to be launched nation-wide on September 1.

"On the day of the launch, IPPB would have 650 branches and 3,250 access points spread across the country," the minister told reporters.

By the end of 2018, the number of access points would increase to 1.55 lakh, of which 1.30 lakh branches would be in rural areas, Sinha said.

Further, account holders of the Post Office Savings Bank would also be able to avail IPPB services by linking their accounts, he added.

The account holders in the payments bank would be provided a QR card and they can authorise transactions with the card and their biometrics, he added.

Meanwhile, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved for revision of the project outlay for setting up of the payments bank from Rs. 800 crore to Rs. 1,435 crore.

The additional sum of Rs. 635 crore is on account of Rs. 400 crore for technology costs and Rs. 235 crore for human resource costs, according to an official statement.

The bank would provide services such as current account, savings account, remittances, money transfer, direct benefit transfer, enterprise and merchant payment, the minister informed, adding that the services would be available through multiple channels including counter services, micro ATM, mobile banking applications, SMS and IVR (Interactive Voice Response).

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

New Inclusion of additional Professionals under the extended Clientele List of Procurement of PLI/RPLI Policies : Clarification

Date : 28.08.2018

New Inclusion of additional Professionals under the extended Clientele List of Procurement of PLI/RPLI Policies : Clarification.


Consideration of pending maternity grant cases of GDS employees : NUGDS AP Circle letter to PMG, Vijayawada Region.

Date : 28.08.2018

Consideration of pending maternity grant cases of GDS employees : NUGDS AP Circle letter to PMG, Vijayawada Region.



Willingness to work as Postal Assistant( Eligible Postman ) in Kodagu Division against vacant Posts -Reg.

Date : 28.08.2018

Willingness to work as Postal Assistant( Eligible Postman ) in Kodagu Division against vacant Posts -Reg.

Since 2013 , National Unions asking to permit the GDS as officiating PA .

But till now , there is no positive response from DoP.

With out consulting the Service Organisations how Department will take the unilateral Decision.

We are not against for the facility provided for Postman but why Department Seniormost officers dont listen our GDS voice.

Ch.laxmi narayana


Monday, 27 August 2018

GDS JCA Letter Reg.- Items of agenda for discussion

Date : 28.08.2018

GDS JCA Letter Reg.- Items of agenda for discussion

Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff ) Recruitment Rules,2018 :Gazette_Notification.

Date : 27.08.2018

Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff ) Recruitment Rules,2018 :Gazette_Notification.

50%  : From GDS Seniority
25%  : Direct Recruitment from GDS
25%  : Casual labour.






India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) : Technology Revolution for Rural India & Social Reform for their existence of Government of India & Bonded labour system for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Date : 27.08.2018

India Post Payment Bank ( IPPB ) : Technology Revolution for Rural India & Social Reform for their existence of Government of India & Bonded labour system for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

Minutes of the IPPB meeting with staff representatives held on 29.06.2016,

As per minutes of the meeting with staff representatives held on 29.06.2016, staff representatives raised the issues regarding role of GDS staff & working hours and it was agreed by the officers of IPPB , that these issues particularly removal of cap on working hours are beyond the purview of the meeting and are being duly examined separately by the concerned authorities.

The minutes are as follows




In Nov’2017 DoP asked comments & views from all Federations and Unions on IPPB. On 23.11.2017 FNPO wrote a letter to Secretary on the role of GDS exclusively in IPPB.

If GDS is a part of IPPB for improvement in rural areas , then the work pressure and working hours will be more than 5 hours.

If this situation arises , removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 in respect of GDS can be made possible or not ?

Letter as follows



On 7.3.2018 one workshop was conducted by DoP with the representatives of service unions on sensitization of IPPB.

FNPO is welcoming the IPPB proposal with a condition for not privatising /corporatizing  DoP   in future. And it is the responsibility of  DOP for any financial loss cause of IPPB. We also demand for immediate remedy of staff shortage in all cadre. 

Regarding GDS FNPO is totally opposing incentive system proposal in IPPB and demanded for the work should be taken into account for calculation of GDS work load and cap on working hours should be removed.

According to GDS pay report every BO is having 886 live accounts and many of the BPMs are working for more than 10 hours.

AP circle RTI information and relevant evidences also submitted. IPPB is going to tie up with 11 ministries from which 52 welfare services are distributed to public.

After inauguration of IPPB each and every GDS irrespective of the cadre has to work for more than 10 hours. In view of these FNPO demanded for removal of CAP on working hours i.e; 5 hours( Rule 3 A(i) ).

In the above said workshop all Federations & Unions refused incentive to GDS staff and raise their voice towards removal of Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct& Engagement Rules,2011 and a memorandum submitted to Secretary , Posts.

Memorandum as follows



Indefinite Hunger Fast by NUGDS President ,CHQ from 12.03.2018 to 14.03.2018  at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Circle demanding

1.  The earlier nomenclature of GDS (Conduct &Service) Rules ,1964 may be restored to enable the GDS to enjoy civil servant status. Accordingly the present GDS rules may be modified.

2.  The existing Rule 3A  (1) may be modified to enable the Sevaks to get pay and allowances as per work load following the law laid down by the Supreme Court i.e.  Equal pay for equal work.

3.  To implement the recommendations of GDS Committee report.



But till date DoP has not turned up with any positive reply to the above said letters and memorandums but simply announced a incentive structure to GDS for IPPB work.



The factor of Rs.1,000 /Rs.2,000 incentive per month will not compensate for the work being done above the regular duties of GDS working hours.

So, all Federations and Unions should take a remarkable step for removing the cap i.e 5 hours on working hours of GDS by abolished the GDS Conduct&Engagement Rules,2011 and restoration of ED (Conduct & Service ) Rules,1964 which are statuatory, legal and  constitutionally valid.

CH.Laxmi Narayana.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on September 1

Date : 22.08.2018

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on September 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 will launch long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas, a senior official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1 will launch long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas, a senior official said. “The launch of India Post Payments Bank has been rescheduled for September 1. The Prime Minister will launch,” a senior government official told PTI. The launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was recently rescheduled in the wake of seven-day national mourning declared after the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas. “Government is trying to link all the 1.55 lakh post office branches with IPPB services by the end of this year,” the official said. This will create the country’s largest banking network with direct presence at village level.

IPPB CEO Suresh Sethi had earlier said that IPPB will go live with 650 branches in addition to 3,250 access points co-located at post offices and around 11,000 postmen both in rural and urban areas will provide doorstep banking services. IPPB has permission to link around 17-crore postal savings bank (PSB) accounts with its account.

With IPPB in place, people in rural area will be able to avail digital banking and financial services, including money transfer, to any bank account either with help of mobile app or by visiting a post office. IPPB was the third entity to receive payments bank permit after Airtel and Paytm.

Payments banks can accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. The postal payment bank has permit to carry RTGS, NEFT, IMPS transaction that will enable IPPB customers to transfer and receive money from any bank account. With the third party tie-ups, account holders in IPPB will be able to avail financial services as in case of a regular banking customer. The payment bank will be used by government to distribute NREGA wages, subsidies, pension etc.

The IPPB app which is expected to be launched on same day will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees etc that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of National Payments Corporation of India.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Date : 22.08.2018

CPMG AP Circle Appeal for voluntary contribution from staff extending financial assistance to Keral people.

e-payment National biller ID No.15017


Contribution towards assistance to the victims of Kerala Floods- Reg : Telangana Circle

Date : 21.08.2018

Contribution towards assistance to the victims of Kerala Floods- Reg : Telangana Circle 

Group'A.                    : Rs,2000
Group'B(Gazetted)  : Rs.1500
Group 'C(including IPs and Supervisors)             : Rs.1000
Postman /MG/MTS   : Rs.500
GDS.                            : Rs.200





Monday, 20 August 2018

URGENT AP CIRCLE PJCA MEETING

Date : 21.08.2018

URGENT AP CIRCLE PJCA MEETING

On dated 20.08.2018 AP PJCA Meeting held at RJCM office,Vijayawada to discuss about the flood situation of Kerala State.

Based on appeal received from CPMG Kerala Circle ,CPMG AP Circle appealed all for extending for helping hand. The leaders presented different views and finally considering the views from majority the following proposals submitted to CPMG for taking immediate action.

Sivaji Vasireddy
GS NAPE Gr-C.








National Unions Joint Bi-ennial Conference : Gudur Division,Andhra Pradesh Circle.(19.08.2018)

Date : 20.08.2018

National Unions Joint Bi-ennial Conference : Gudur Division,Andhra Pradesh Circle.(19.08.2018)